Meet The Band

The band consist of six talented and seasoned musicians with over many years of experiences playing in various groups over the years. They have now come together all as one known as "THE AFTER HOUR BAND". This band is available to play for any event you may have.

 

The music they play is guaranteed to get every one off their feet and dance to their funky and soulful sounds. Whether it's soul, funk, disco, jazz, blues. This band will make your event a memorable experience for many years to come. So, if you want to get your party started, this is the band that can provide the ultimate entertainment for you. They also provide a combination package that includes Band and DJ whenever the occaision calls for it. Therefore, don't hesitate, give them a call and book this band for your next event.

 

Ed Smith
Rhythm Guitar /Lead Vocals
(Daytona Beach, Florida)
Orlando, Florida

He has been a former music retailer, DJ, musician, singer, songwriter, producer and co-owner of an Independent record label with his brother "Fly" Smith (bassist, keyboardist and vocalist) who has recorded several "Funk" and "Black rock" 45's back in the day. He has also produced and recorded local Hip-Hop artist in the Central Florida area.

 

Ed plays several instruments. However, his primary instrument is guitar. He was the leader of his own band that has played at many hotels along Florida beaches and local night clubs. He has also played with many Funk, RnB and soul groups in the Florida area such as the worlds famous " Bobby Williams Band", "Colors of Sunset", a 16 piece review band called "Alonzo Watson & The Soul Messengers", "The Midnight Movers," Fly and Gang", "The Smith Bros. Band" and "The Collegiant Allstars". He has also played in a band with the Legendary Robert ""Pops" PopWell former Bassist for the Crusaders and with former Marvin Gaye Bassist Frank Blair and singer Jimmy "Bo" Horne. He comes from a musical family. His Grandfather was a professional Jazz drummer who played with Lionel Hampton, Chic Webb and many others. His uncle was a long time member of the B.B. King Band and The Silas Green Review Show.

 

His professional musical journey began at the age of 15 making his rounds of the chitlin circuit on week-ends and during the summer traveling up and down Florida and Southern U.S. playing trumpet and other instruments.

 

Through the years, he along with his brother  "Fly Smith" played with bands that shared the stage and were opening acts for several nationally known artist such as James Brown, Kool & The Gang, The Delfonics, Gladys Knight & The Pips as well as playing with a temporary back up band for Rufus Thomas while touring in Florida. Ed is the Founder of the band and manager. He is responsible for promoting and marketing the group. He is also the Owner/Operator of Southern Soul Blues Radio and is the owner of a record store Re-Runz Records.

Angelo Carrasquillo

Lead Guitar /  Vocals
(Brooklyn, New York)
Orlando, Florida

He goes by the name of Angel Carr -aka- Ace. He is originally from Brooklyn and now resides in Orlando, Florida.

 

Angel has been playing guitar since he was 9 years of age. Through the years he has horned his playing skills by playing with various R&B bands from various boroughs in and around New York, City. He has had the opportunity and privileged to play with such nationally known artist such as Barbara Mason, Billy Paul, Shannon and Blue Velvet. He also was instrumental in producing the R&B group Full Force before they found their way into the halls of success.

 

In addition to the above, his experiences and travels include playing live gigs with several local bands like:  "The 7th Decision", "Free Expression" of Brooklyn and "Ginseng" of Boston Massachusetts. He was also a member and co-founder of a singing group called "The Blakace" of Brooklyn, N.Y. Angel has also produced, arranged and recorded several original songs where the beats and arrangements were put together for the love of music.

 

Presently, his goal is to become instrumental in being one of the arrangers and writers for "After Hour", hoping to contribute his own style and influences. He has been performing with this band for (5) years

Sillito Ashton
Lead Vocals / Percussions
(Canada)
Orlando, Florida

Meet our newest Tongan (Polynesian) brother. Born in Canada, he grew up in a musical family. He has performed professionally since the age of (5).

 

Presently,  he is employed at Disney performing at the Ohanas restaurant at the Polynesian resort. He has also performed on the Donny and Marie Osmond show. From 1995 - 2003 on and off he toured and singed with the pop group the "The Jets" whom are all his first cousins. He performed on their last album "Love People "and was a member of an acapella group  "Straight from the heart".

 

He has shared the stage with Earth Wind and Fire, Little Richard, Sheila E., Boyz II Men, Janet Jackson and Chubby Checker. His influences are, Luther Vandross, Marvin Gaye, Prince, Stevie Wonder and Bob Marley.

He started playing drums since the age of (5). Through the years he has mastered playing guitar bass and little keyboards. During his career he has played with various funk and jazz band throughout the New York and New Jersey club circuit. The most notable groups were the "Charles Johnson & Ebony Wills of Power" as well as "Forte of Funk".

After completing a two year course in computers, he took these skills and started his own recording studio "Tiss Recordings" in New York, City. This further launched his career as an audio technician, producer, writer and arranger in both gospel and secular music. After many years in New York he decided to move his business to Miami. Soon after, he relocated to Orlando. While perfecting his skills as a recording engineer, he played with a local blues band "Doc and The Boys". He presently plays drums for several churches. He has been with this band for (3) years.

Curtis (Tiss) Young

Drummer/ Vocals
(Harlem, N.Y.)
Orlando, Florida

Larry has extensive experience playing Funk and R&B. He grew up playing funk while growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y. For many years Larry had join forces with his older brother who is a guitarist, playing all over the New York, City area. Upon relocating to Florida, Larry continued to perfect his playing skills, as a bassist for several local bands playing Classic Rock at local clubs and bars. Besides owning a Dental Lab, he is back at it again thumping the bass for "The After Hour BAND". According to Larry, he stated that he diffinately feel at home playing soul funk and R&B with "The After Hour Band". He has performed with this band for (4) years.

Larry Mousner

Bass Guitar / Vocals
(Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Oviedo, Florida

 

Phillip "Bishop" Daugherty, Sr.
Keyboards / Vocals
(Tallahassee, Florida)
Orlando, Florida

We are happy to have Phil as our new addition to the the band. He is a multiple instrumentalist. Besides playing keyboard, he is also a percussionist and plays Sax. Born in Germany, he also served (6) years in the Air Force as a fire fighter. During his tour of duty he has played with bands in the military and as a civilian. He is influenced by artists such as Marvin Gaye, Morris Day, Kool and the Gang, Herbie Hancock, Hiram Bullock and many others. We are happy to have Phil as a fellow member of the band. With his explosive style playing, we have no doubt that he will add some funky sounds to our style of playing.

  THE AFTER HOUR BAND

 

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