INTERESTED IN BAK N DA DAY?
Get Up and Dance - Swing, Boogie, Twist, Slop, Mashed Potatoes, Boogaloo, Cha-Cha and even Slow Drag. Put on your dancing shoes or just listen and take a trip down memory lane with Richmond, Virginia's quintessential oldies vocal group, "Bak N Da Day". Founded in 1999, the group consists of bass and founder, Russell Bennett; baritone, Anthony Harris; 2nd tenor Jeffrey Goode, and 1st tenors Larry Jones and Larry Everette. It was Bennett's desire to fulfill a long time dream of singing with an aggregation of colleagues and friends who have fun crooning those evergreens from a time when you could "understand the words". They draw their material from a repertoire of close to 100 songs, spanning the 50's, 60's and 70's. They are masters of vocal group harmony, encompassing several musical genres including Doo-Wop, Motown and Philly Soul. They are able to replicate a variety of sounds since each member is proficient at singing lead.
The group has a dynamic sound and has quite a reputation for being sharp dressers with slick routines. They have performed at many events, hotels and clubs in and around Richmond. They have opened for acts such as Howard Hewitt, Stephanie Mills and the O'Jays. Bak N Da Day is just as comfortable rendering romance ballards by the Flamingos, Skyliners, and the Five Satins as they are with raucus ditties, such as "Tossin and Turnin" (Bobby Lewis). Their grasp of Motown ranges from the sounds of the Temptations and the Miracles to the Four Tops and Jimmy Ruffin with a little Lionel Richie and the Commodores thrown in. They'll have you swooning to the Stylistics, Delfonics and Spinners or getting up to shag to The Intrigues, "In a Moment".
In addition to all that, they'll move you with show tunes from Broadway plays, such as "Showboat" and "Man of LaMancha". So once again, "Get Up and Dance" "Get Ready", "Come and Get These Memories" brought to you by Bak N Da Day. You'll be begging for more.
"As Carysbrook Performing Arts Center begins to wind up their season, the much-heralded group Bak N Da Day performed on April 25, to a near sell-out c...
Bak N Da Day were outstanding performers and extremely professional. This wasn't a dancing crowd and they had the entire room up on their feet by the ...
- Hi Jack - I must say how pleased we were with Bak N Da Day and their performance last Saturday evening. In a word, "FANTASTIC"!!!
As noteworthy as th...
I appreciated the advance offer from Mr. Bennett to include details about my parents who were celebrating their fiftieth golden wedding anniversary. T...
I want to thank you and the group for your performance for the 49th Festival of Arts. As usual, the songs and your harmonies were big crowd-pleasers a...
I can't say enough good things! It was a pleasure working with Russell. He was professional, courteous and very communicative. The rest of the group w...
Outstanding! These gentlemen are superb singers/performers. They engaged the audience and immediately formed and solidified a rapport that lasted th...
- Motown, Oldies, and Beach
Ben E. King - Stand By Me
Bobby Lewis - Tossin & Turnin
Don & Juan - What's Your Name
Frankie Lyman & The Teenagers - Why Do Fools Fall In love
Gene Chandler - Duke Of Earl
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - If You Don't Know Me By Now
Jimmy Ruffin - What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted
Little Anthony & The Imperials - Tears On My Pillow
Sam & Dave - Soul Man
Sam Cooke - You Send Me
Shep & The Limelites - Daddy's Home
The Crests - Sixteen Candles
The Del Vikings - Come & Go With Me
The Delfonics - Delfonics Medley
The Dreamlovers - When We Get Married
The Drifters - There Goes My Baby
The Drifters - Up On The Roof
The Drifters - White Christmas
The Falcons - You're So Fine
The Fantastic Four - The Whole World Is A Stage
The Five Satins - In The Still Of The Night
The Flamingos - I Only Have Eyes For You
The Four Tops - I Can't Help Myself
The Futures - Love Is Here
The Impressions - I'm So Proud
The Impressions - It's Alright
The Impressions - People Get Ready
The Intrigues - In A Moment
The Intruders - Cowboys To Girls
The Intruders - Together
The Isley Brothers - This Old Heart Of Mine
The Monotones - Book Of Love
The Platters - Only You
The Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
The Skyliners - Since I Don't Have You
The Spaniels - Good Night Sweetheart
The Temptations - Ain't Too Proud To Beg
The Temptations - Christmas Everyday
The Temptations - Drummer Boy
The Temptations - Everything For Christmas But You
The Temptations - Get Ready
The Temptations - Give Love At Christmas
The Temptations - I Wish It Would Rain
The Temptations - Just My Imagination
The Temptations - Love Comes With Christmas
The Temptations - My Girl
The Temptations - Ol' Man River
The Temptations - Please Come Home For Christmas
The Temptations - Silent Night
The Temptations - Since I Lost My Baby
The Temptations - The Christmas Song
The Temptations - The Impossible Dream
The Temptations - The Way You Do The Things You Do
The Temptations - This Christmas
The Tymes - So Much In Love
William Bell - Everyday Will Be A Holiday
Chubby Checker - The Twist
Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs - Stay
The Clovers - Love Potion #9
The Coasters - Charlie Brown
The Coasters - Poison Ivy
The Dells - Oh What A Night
The Esquires - Get On Up
The O'Jays - She Used To Be My Girl
- R&B, Funk, and Disco
Aaron Neville - Tell Like It Is
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Blue Magic - Side Show
Kool & The Gang - Celebration
Larry Graham - Just Be My Lady
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Ooh Baby Baby
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - You Really Got A Hold On Me
The Commodores - Easy Like Sunday Morning
The Manhattans - Let's Just Kiss and Say Goodbye
The Spinners - I'll Be Around
The Spinners - Love Don't Love Nobody
The Stylistics - Betcha By Golly Wow
The Stylistics - Break Up To Make Up
The Stylistics - Stoned In Love With You