WE’RE BACK….. Welcome to the official home of The Mardi Gras Band. We invite you to take a ride with us through the soulful sounds of Motown, to the down home country feel of Nashville, to the electrifying hot sounds of rock, and to the final destination the beaches of Carolina with R/B’s smooth funky grooves and beach tunes. 

We are The Mardi Gras Band, formerly known in Carolina Beach Music as Mardi Gras featuring Sammy O’Banion.  We have been afforded opportunities to perform throughout the southeastern United States at beach music festivals, local community events, corporate events, private parties, weddings, and fundraisers. We have shared the stage with national award winning groups such as The Tams, Chairman of the Board, and Little Anthony and the Imperials. This lineup also included Carolina Beach Music’s top bands including The Band of Oz, Coastline, The Embers, and Spare Change, just to name a few.

The band is made up of five guys and one doll: Holly Singletary (lead/background vocals), Mark Jones (lead/background vocals), Horace Stallings (lead/background vocals, keyboards and guitar), Mitch Miller (bass guitar), Dale Pridgen (lead vocals/lead guitar) and Anthony Ellis (drums). Each member brings their own individual flare and feel, allowing Mardi Gras to provide a high energy, fun-filled diverse show. We especially enjoy getting the audience involved in the performances (BEWARE). Holly and Mark are great vocalists individually and deliver a one two punch as a duo. Horace, Mitch, Dale, and Anthony build the foundation and bring the groove.

For those who have not seen our show, prepare to have all of your senses tantalized. For our wonderful friends and supporters we are looking forward to keeping you on your feet.

​ Mardi Gras is the band of choice for your event!

The Mardi Gras Band 

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