Bigtime Party Band: Cherry Groove

Our Lastest Album!

Released 2008

Released 2008

Released 2007

NORTH CAROLINA MUSIC GROUP IS STILL MAKING A BIG SPLASH IN THE MUSIC WORLD!!! BigTime Party Band is celebrating their 10 year anniversary. Since their formation in 2003, they quickly became one of the hottest bands in the Southeast. Playing traditional Carolina Beach Music, Rhythm and Blues, Classic Rock and a wide and pleasing variety of party favorites in clubs, community festivals, weddings and many corporate events, BigTime has moved to the fore front of both live and recorded bands in the region. Signed by the south's premier label Ripete / KHP Music in 2008, BigTime regularly releases significant new music. In March of 2009, they released their debut CD, Footprints In The Sand which includes several excellent original tunes along with some great classics. Shortly thereafter, they were nominated by the Carolina Beach Music Association as “Best New Act” for their annual awards ceremony. In 2012, they released the single “Cherry Groove” to an ecstatic response from the public. Songwriters John Wilson and Barry Briggs were nominated by the Carolina Beach Music Association for “Songwriter(s) of the Year”. In 2013, they were please with two nominations... "Collaboration of the Year" and "Producer of theYear" (Johnny Wilson) for the song "Four O'Clock in the Morning" which was recorded with very special guest vocalist, R&B/Soul/Beach Music legend, Clifford Curry. All together, BigTime has enjoyed five songs achieving Top 10 status on the Carolina Beach Music charts with two of them reaching the number one position. This breakout recording and performing group has solidified its position as one of the most requested in it's region.
With eight active performers, BigTime displays vocal range and strength many other bands cannot easily match. Running the entire gamut from the powerhouse vocals of energetic and charismatic front man John Wilson, the bluesy vocal swagger of keyboardist Bill Hancock, to the mellow style of Tiffany Hancock, they personalize each song, impress you with their differences, yet wow you with their harmonious blend. Add to this the skill and enthusiasm of Barry Briggs on guitar and vocals, the experience and precision of drummer Mike Harris, the solid drive of Craig Saunders on bass guitar, the exciting and mellow sounds of Craig Cottrell on sax. Rounding out the group is it’s founding member, manager, sound technician and vocalist Johnny Wilson, who has been a staple of the North Carolina music scene since 1969 with his first band The Contrast and in the 1980’s with the extremely popular Bits & Pieces. BigTime Party Band is the pride of Chatham County, NC by boasting five of it’s residents as members of this top regional band. BigTime Party Band is a 5 STAR rated band on

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Client Reviews
Big Time Party Band really added to our daughter's reception. Their music was fantastic and everyone loved the music. We highly recommend them
Nancy Phillips , June 2011
Bigtime Party Band was wonderful! I have received so many compliments from wedding guests. Thank you for making my wedding day so very special!
Kelsey Durham Daly , June 2011
Thanks for a GREAT show last night! We had a BLAST!!! A Big THANK YOU to The Big Time Party Band - you guys were AWESOME!!!
Kathy Easterling , June 2011
From the moment I booked Big Time Party Band, Johnny Wilson was very prompt in communicating to me. The entire band and their show was top notch for our dinner dance. I would recommend The Big Time Party Band for any venue or event. I'm looking forward to seeing them at sometime in the future. Thanks Johnny and the rest of the band!
Kevin Hall , Aug 2011
Big Time Party Band did a great performance, but that was not the best thing about our night. They were EXTREMELY accommodating with all of our special requests. We were behind schedule the whole night and they did above and beyond of what we asked them to do. Music was upbeat and the entire wedding party and guests really enjoyed the song list. Thank you for REALLY making our reception a success!
Steve Adcock , July 2011
We all enjoyed ourselves very much - wonderful comments from everyone on the band - music - presentation, etc! Glad you guys enjoyed as well. We will definitely have to do this again next year. Enjoyed meeting everyone - nice group! Thanks for playing so late. Happy New Year. Hope to see BigTime Party Band soon. Thanks again for everytyhing.
Sharon Bryant , Jan 2011
We just got married 3 weeks ago and had the BigTime Party Band at our wedding. To say they made our reception great is an understatement. They were really great musically and super easy to work with. They did every single thing we asked and made it easy. Thanks guys for all you did to make our day special!
Allison Leslie , Sept 2010
Thanks for a FANTASTIC set yesterday at Hog Day! You guys are PHENOMENAL. Can't thank you enough!
Margaret Wood Cannell Director of Hillsborough Hog Days, June 2010
The Big Time Party Band played for the Angier Bike Fest in June on what seemed to be the hottest day of the summer thus far, and they are the ones that put on a "Hott" show. From Beach to Southern Rock music this band does it all and they do it well, and they truly enjoy keeping the crowd entertained while on stage. John Wilson and his sister Tiff are very talented artists that you can tell have learned a lot from the leader of the Big Time Party Band, their dad Johnny Wilson. I would highly recommend the Big Time Party Band for any event that you are having, and I look forward to having them back in Angier real soon.
Jason Parten , June 2010
What can I say ? Big Time Party Band is easy to work with, do exactly as promised, and provide for a great evening !! Guests were pleased, walking around saying " best band we've had", the Country Club staff told me it was the best band that had played the club, and my personal dealings with them were smooth. Hope you hire them---I certainly will in the future ! Gary Lewis
Gary L , May 2010
The band was fabulous. One of the best beach music groups in this area. On time, professional, kept the guests on the dance floor until the very end. We will definately invite this band back for our next event. I highly recommend them
Carole M , Jan 2010

Upcoming Performances!
DateVenue, City, State
4/26/2014 Assembly Club Event @ The Elks Club, Sanford, NC
We are returing for our 3rd consecutive year for this great event.
5/3/2014 Bass Mountain Boogie @ Cane Creek Campground, Snow Camp, NC
The Bass Mountain Boogie is a 3 day music festival held at the Cane Creek Campground in Snow Camp, NC on May 2nd, 3rd & 4th. The 2014 lineup includes Nantucket, Jim Quick & Coastline, Lil Red's Tams, The Holiday Band, The Craig Woolard Band, The Castaways, Hip Pocket, Mason Lovette, Megan Doss Band, Jive Mother Mary, and BigTime Party Band. BigTime hits the stage on Saturday around 11 am. For more info visit
5/17/2014 Carolina Arbors, Raleigh, NC
6/14/2014 Private Event, Raleigh, NC