Butch Wax and the Hollywoods
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Butch Wax & The Hollywoods - St. Louis, MO


Butch Wax & The Hollywoods is an 8 piece band from St. Louis, MO.   Recently voted The #1 Band in Missouri - they have been performing at sold out events throughout the Midwest and United States for more than 30 years!  Butch Wax & The Hollywoods were the featured band for several years at the St. Louis Cardinals home openers and St. Louis Rams tailgate parties.  The band wrote and recorded the St. Louis Sports songs “Gotta Go to Work”; “Let’s Go Blues”; and “Pennant Fever” and performed at the Rams Super Bowl Victory Parade in 2000!

Butch Wax & The Hollywoods are regular main stage performers at concerts, corporate events, fairs, festivals, wineries, and private parties, and continue to bring their good times and great oldies dance music to sold out crowds throughout the United States. Hear the classic songs from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s with hits from Rick Nelson, The Supremes, Johnny Rivers, Chuck Berry, Smokey Robinson, The Righteous Brothers, Martha & The Vandellas, Elvis, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Tina Turner, Three Dog Night, Al Green, Jackie Wilson, Aretha Franklin, Mitch Ryder, The Rascals, Sam & Dave, and more!

Butch Wax & The Hollywoods band members are Gene Ackmann - Keyboards & Vocals; Mark Kersten – Drums; John Vidacak – Guitar & Vocals; Chris Black – Bass Guitar & Vocals; Elliot “Doc” Simpson – Trumpet, Percussion, & Vocals; Sonny McGraw – Sax, Percussion, & Vocals; Tandra Williams – Vocals; Ermine Cannon - Vocals.  Frequent guest performers currently with the band and over the years include Theo Peoples from The Four Tops and Temptations; Billy Peek from Rod Stewart Band; Pat Liston from Mama’s Pride, Steve Davis Memories of Elvis; and the late great Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Johnnie Johnson!  Sirius XM Radio Personality Pat St. John does the band’s voice over’s and intro tapes and has done that for the past 11 years.  One of great radio voices of all time! 

Butch Wax & The Hollywoods have shared the stage over the years with Johnny Rivers, Chuck Berry, Johnnie Johnson, Lou Rawls, Darius Rucker, Michael McDonald, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Blake Shelton, The Guess Who, Theo Peoples, Billy Peek, The Rascals, The Association, The Lettermen, The Kentucky Headhunters, The Romantics, The Grassroots, Tammy Wynette, The Kingsmen, and many others.

Make your next event the best ever with Butch Wax & The Hollywoods!