C. Barnes Project


Bio References Song List


The C. BARNES PROJECT is a 10-piece band that plays everything from jazz standards to rock 'n' roll, and salsa to R&B. They have played many weddings, private parties, college events, concerts and corporate functions.

The band has worked with national artists including Gene Chandler, Percy Sledge, Gloria Brown and Chick Willis.


"They are a great bunch of quality musicians who take pride in their work, and they are very easy to work with..."
Gene "The Duke of Earl" Chandler

Dear Mr. Barnes,

I just wanted to write and thank you and the band members for performing at our wedding on June 8, 2002. You sounded better than your tapes and the performance was more than we could have ever hoped for. It wasn't just the music, which was performed with total professionalism and flair, but the diverse and upbeat personalities in the band that made the night so speical. We greatly appreciate you accomodating our special requests for music. Basically you guys rocked. Please use my name as a reference in the future if you would like. I have enjoyed many letters and phone calls and a lot of people have mentioned how much they enjoyed the music and the upbeat vibe that permeated the room all night, due in large part to an outstanding muscial performance by the C. Barnes Project.

Thanks again and best of luck in the future,
Charles and Lori Webb

Song List

James Brown
I Feel Good
Papa's Got a Brand New Bag
Please, Please, Please
Sex Machine
Funky Good Time
Think featuring Lynn Collins

Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is

Nat King Cole
Ballerina Dance

Arthur Conley
Sweet Soul Music

Sam Cooke
Chain Gang
What a Wonderful World

Eddie Floyd
Knock on Wood
Never Found a Girl

Four Tops
Can't Help Myself
Standing in the Shadows of Love

Al Green
How Can You Mend a Broken Heart

Ides of March

Tom Jones
It's Not Unusual

Ben E. King
Stand By Me

Jeffrey Osborne
Back in Love Again
Love Ballad

Wilson Pickett
Mustang Sally

Elvis Presley
Hound Dog
I Can't Help (Fallin' in Love With You)
It's Now or Never
Suspicious Minds
Heartbreak Hotel
Don't Be Cruel
All Shook Up

Otis Redding
Dock of the Bay
Try a Little Tenderness

Frank Sinatra
Just the Way You Look Tonight
The Best is Yet to Come
I've Got You Under My Skin
Lady Luck

Billy Stewart
Sitting in the Park

Three Dog Night
Feelin' Alright

Jackie Wilson
Doggin' Me Around
Baby Work Out

Young Rascals
Midnight Hour
Spinning Wheel

Erykah Badu
On and On

Frankie Beverly and Maze
Joy and Pain

Mary J. Blige

Solamente Tu Amor

Lynn Collins

Gloria Estefan

Aretha Franklin
Dr. Feelgood
Natural Woman
Chain of Fools

Groove Theory
Lift Off

Etta James
Tell Mama
At Last

Chaka Khan
Tell Me Something Good
I'm Every Woman
Sweet Thing

Gladys Night and the Pips
Neither One of Us
I Heard it Through the Grapevine

Dorothy Moore
Misty Blue

Mother's Finest
Love Changes

Diana Ross and the Supremes
Baby Love
Endless Love

Rose Royce
I'm Goin' Down

By Your Side
Smooth Operator
Sweet Taboo

Jill Scott
Gettin' in the Way
It's Love

Staples Singers
I'll Take You There

Sister Sledge
We Are Family
He's the Greatest Dancer

Brittany Spears
...Baby One More Time

Angie Stone
No More Rain

Donna Summer
Bad Girls
Hot Stuff
Last Dance

Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
Heat Waves

Tina Turner
What's Love Got to Do with It
Private Dancer
Let's Stay Together

Betty Wright
Clean-up Woman
Tonight is the Night

Booty Call

Bob Marley and the Wailers
I Shot the Sheriff

Shake it Fast

Too Close

Rufus Thomas
Break Down

Johnny Taylor
Slide On

Roy C.
Rock Me

Rolling Stones
Miss You

Soul Finger

Marvin Gaye
What's Goin' On

Ronnie Laws
Always There

Ramsey Lewis
Sun Goddess

Cliff Noble
The Horse

Booker T and the MGs
Sissy Strut

Grover Washington
Mr. Magic

Rock Top Tennessee - country
Tennessee Waltz - waltz
P.A. Polka - polka
The Rose - standard
I Hope You Dance - country
What a Wonderful World - standard
L-O-V-E - standard
Blue Skies - country
Misty - standard
Havah Nagelah - Jewish
Sunrise Sunrise - Jewish
Daddy's Little Girl - standard
The Way You Look Tonight - standard
A-Train - standard
New York, New York - standard
Sunny - standard