To hear it, you might think you just stepped into Motown. To breathe it, you smell a tropical breeze. To feel it, you let the rhythm grasp your body and whirl it into motion. To see it, is like an extravaganza of light and energy. But to experience it, you must say it. "I want THE TAMS"!!
Carolina Beach and SHag band, The Tams were formed in Atlanta, GA in 1962. It's members were Joseph Pope and Charles Pope (founders), Horace Key, Floyd Ashton, and Robert Lee Smith. In the beginning, they sang and danced as a way of having fun and to escape their circumstances, hoping to make at least a little money.
The current members include Charles Pope, his son Li'l Redd, Joe Jones, Mike Jones and Reginald Preston. Despite the unfortunate passing of "The Legendary Joe Pope", The Tams have continued to be as popular as ever. Forty two years after the group's formation, Charles and Li'l Redd continue to lead The Tams toward success. Fans clamor to see Charles Pope - Living Legend, and Li'l Redd - Fastest Feet in the South! And with a new generation of "Little Tams" coming along, Charles puts it best when he says "The Tams will NEVER die" !! Perfect for a fund raiser concert for your High School event
Tams (Original) Band from Atlanta, Georgia is a high energy Shag band that plays Beach, Rock & Roll, Oldies and other types of music. This band is perfect for High School Proms, High School Homecoming Dances, Cotillion Dances, Debutante Balls, Graduation Parties, High School Fraternities, High School Sororities, High School Dances, and other High School events. For booking, call Music Garden today at 800-689-BAND(2263) or email us by clicking on the more information tab on this page.
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"For those of you who are looking for the ultimate band, the Tams constantly exceed your wildest expectations! I've followed them for over 25 years and they played my daughter's wedding in Charleston this summer. People who had never heard them or their music were dancing all night long. Ages 6 to 65 were on the dance floor. Night after night, they amaze me. They are a unique blend of professional entertainers who leave everyone a little younger and a lot happier."
"You guys performed for us in a little town call Batesburg-Leesville for our Fall Festival this past Sunday. You really showed out. I enjoyed myself fully and look forward to seeing you again. You guys are awesome!! You still keep on keeping on and be blessed on all of your journeys!"