ACME R&B are a Rochester, NY based quintet of professional and accomplished musicians .We craft unique versions of classic R&B, Funk, Rock covers and select original tunes. We perform music that’s audience focused, dynamic, interesting, entertaining and danceable.
There’s a wealth of experience we bring in performing. Most of all, we’re a group of musicians who really like each other! We’re committed to shape a rehearsed product that both musicians and audiences appreciate. Expect deep funky grooves, mash-ups and a fun stage presence. We’re serious in our show preparation–but we don’t take ourselves too seriously!
ACME R&B are not just another cover band ... we’re rehearsed and dedicated–to bring something special and fun to you!
The Bonny Prince Charles of Aldridge
The Bonny Prince Charles (BPC) comes to us from his namesake village of Aldridge, Town of Walsall in the West Midlands, England. As his family’s crest adorns his village, he graces us as the anchor in our rhythm section. As a longtime member of the well-known Skycoasters Party Band, his professional chops distill into a rock solid, enthusiastic approach. A truly royal addition!
Hailing from Skofja Loka, Slovenia, Gí was groomed as a theatrical singer. Upon immigrating to America, Gí fell in love with the Blues–from the Delta, Chicago and from the great Blues shouters. With over thirty years as a working musician, he’s worked with the likes of Robert Cray, John Lee Hooker, John Mayall, Roomful of Blues, Junior Walker, The Spinners, Sam Moore, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells. Suffice it to say that he ‘brings it.’
Nickolas ‘Nick’ Odemus Lykalatapous
Nick arrived from the Greek isle of Lesbos, where his parents introduced him to American music as a toddler. He became enthralled with the girl groups from Motown, but it was the rhythm section of those bands that inspired him to become a premier percussionist. His solid beat, energy and finesse command attention and inspiration from both performers and audiences.
Sir Douglas MacDouglas MBE
Keys, Strings of all types, Vocals
Sir Douglas was well on his way to becoming a concert violinist when a distaste for practice, a Sears Silverstone guitar and The Beatles changed all that. For 20+ years, he worked with The Skycoasters, touring globally and sharing the stage with acts like Chicago, Three Dog Night, Orleans, The Guess Who, and yes, Meatloaf. Top that off with a distinguished career as a music educator, and ‘Sir Doug’ completes the package very nicely indeed.
Dr Robert ‘Rob’ Roulez
Rob was a founding member of The Skycoasters. He has crafted a gorgeous, creative sound with strings and horn. Rob can cover most any genre with aplomb. Rob is thoughtful, interesting and compelling in his playing–as he is as a person. We’re fortunate to have a guy with his talent and demeanor amongst us. As a true Frenchman, his motto is ‘Je me rends! Aux Blues.’—I surrender! To the Blues.
PARTIAL SONG LIST
We perform unique renditions of these classics:
Use Me Up • Bill Withers
Dancing In The Sheets • Shalimar
Midnight Hour • Wilson Pickett
Play That Funky Music • Wild Cherry
Unchain My Heart • Ray Charles
The Letter • The Box Tops
Sledgehammer • Peter Gabriel
Feelin’ Alright • Dave Mason
Some Kind of Wonderful • GFR
I Put a Spell on You • Jay Hawkins
I Thank You • Sam & Dave
Love The One You’re With • S. Stills
All Right Now • Free
Get Ready • The Temptations
Celebrate • The Temptations
25 Miles • Edwin Starr
Work To Do • Isley Bros./AWB
She’s A Woman • The Beatles
Take Me to the River • Al Green
Sweet Soul Music • Arthur Conley
But It’s Alright • JJ Jackson
As Long as I Can See the Light • CCR
Still The One • Orleans
Spooky • Classics IV
Still Got The Blues... • Gary Moore
You Should Probably Leave • Chris Stapleton
... plus more and original material.
EXECUTION & PROMOTION
We’re committed to win-win outcomes when working with our venues. You’ll find us open, honest and engaging. We strive to delight our customers, sponsors and audiences by asking the right questions and making thoughtful recommendations to insure a successful event. We’ll assist you in preparation and fulfill any reasonable demands. We will: