The Highballs are:
- Meredith McLucas. Lead Vocals.
- Bryan McLucas. Bass, Vocals.
- Donovan Babb. Drums, Vocals.
- Ben Spraker. Lead Guitar, Vocals.
- Rand Lines. Keys, Guitar, Vocals.
The Highballs... Live Music for Legendary Events
Do you love the epic hits of the ‘80s and the truly timeless old-school classics?
Have you been dreaming of a dance floor spilling over with guests, dancing the night away and having the time of their lives? Even the people who never dance?
Are you determined to find a fun live band that knows how to rock the crowd without resorting to cheap line dances and overplayed, cliché “party songs”?
Don’t let your event be ordinary. You can have an incredibly fun, legendary celebration that everyone will be raving about for years to come. Imagine your guests, young and old, up out of their seats, grooving along with you to great live music all night long. And the best part? You won’t have to compromise the unique style and sophistication of your event with generic “crowd pleaser” songs in order to make it happen.
Meet The Highballs...
We are professional Athens musicians who specialize in weddings and events. Your event is unique, so we will custom-tailor our performance to your taste, personality, itinerary and event style. We proudly offer our full-service live entertainment packages to clients in Athens, Atlanta and exotic destinations worldwide.
Our Storyby Meredith
When Bryan and I began planning our wedding in 2005, we agreed that, above all else, it had to be FUN and it had to be “us”. As musicians ourselves, living in the world-renowned music town of Athens, GA, we knew that a great live band was an absolute must.
But finding the right live music for the reception was a lot harder than we thought.
We struggled to weed through the sea of cookie-cutter Atlanta “wedding bands”, complete with matching tuxes, canned performances and tired, generic playlists. Who could tell them apart?
We thought about hiring one of the local Athens bands we knew from the club music scene, but while they had the authentic energy we wanted, most of them lacked the event experience to run our reception.
My professional background was in hospitality and event management, so I knew that a seamless reception would require a real professional. We needed to find the perfect mix of great live music and wedding expertise so we could relax and have a great time on our big day.
Our solution? We put together a mini-music festival with a variety of Athens acts (including our own band) and we even hired a stage manager to run the show. And the reception was absolutely the most fun we’ve ever had. The dance floor was packed all night. Every couple should have that experience on their wedding day.
But who really has the desire or the resources (or the total madness) to take on something so elaborate? Especially on top of the other responsibilities of planning a wedding!
And now you don’t have to. We took our special event expertise, got together some of the best musicians anywhere, and formed The Highballs so that you can have the best of both worlds. You and your guests will dance the night away to truly great music and you can relax in the knowledge that your event is in good hands.