Sammy O’Banion and Mardi Gras is a truly unique group to be performing in the Beach Music genre. The group consists of :
Holly Artis who is a great vocalist and has a gleaming presence on stage. While her experience in the music industry is still young, her personality is not and she has a wonderful and glowing way about her.
Ellis Harmon is the guitarist in Mardi Gras, holding a degree in music and playing professionally for many years with various artist before becoming a part to Mardi Gras. Ellis moved to North Carolina from Nashville, TN.
Linda Little, has a voice that would have to be described as anything but little. Linda’s experience is extensive from movies, videos, stage performances and national acts like The Platters and many others. She is also, a vocal teacher and has her own school for voice teaching. Linda also recorded a song for a cancer fundraising event. The song was titled “The Day We Got the News.”
Horace Stallings - Is now the keyboard player for Mardigras. There will be more information coming soon.
Anthony Ellis - Is now the drummer for Mardigras. There will be more information coming soon.
Wayne Williamson - Is now the bass guitar player for Mardigras. There will be more information coming soon.
Sammy O’Banion is the main male vocalist in Mardi Gras. Sammy has released 27 singles, 6 albums and is a member of 2 Halls of Fame. Sammy has performed for 2 Presidents of the United States, and 4 Governors. Sammy also has performed “The National Anthem” for Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, New York Giants, Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, and Arizona Cardinals of the NFL. He has also performed “The National Anthem” for the Little League World Series, the Olympic Swim Meet Nationals, 8 Nascar races, 3 Major League Baseball games, and 2 SEC College Basketball games, and 1 SEC College Football game.
John Parker is the soundman and road manager for Sammy O’Banion and Mardi Gras. His experience in sound and his business sense help to make everything that we do a turnkey operation and easy fit from start to finish without complications. He is also the vice-president of Blue Crush Sound Productions, which is a separate business, owned and operated by Sammy O’Banion and John Parker.