The CUZ Band

The CUZ Band is a high-energy blues/R&B/soul band based in the Mississippi Delta operating with one goal in mind: to please the people while having fun! The current band consists of: Arnishia King of Memphis, TN (vocals); Keith Johnson of Greenville, MS (vocals), Charles Ross of Greenville, MS (keyboards); Ramirez Lee of Leland, MS (drums); Travis Calvin of Clarksdale, MS (guitar); and Chris Parks of Cleveland, MS (bassist).  

Founded in 2012, the CUZ Band’s leader, Chris Parks, realized the need for live party bands in the region and sought out talented folks to join the group. Since then, the band has made a name for itself in the Delta and beyond. The group has shared the stage with GRAMMY® Award and Blues Music Award winners and nominees Bobby Rush and Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, and other well-known artists such as Vick Allen and LJ Echols. They have entertained at corporate and collegiate events, weddings, festivals, parties, and more.

With such talented and versatile musicians, CUZ Band plays all the hits in the genres of R&B, blues, country, gospel, soul, and even jazz, covering songs from Bobby Bland, Michael Jackson, Prince, Al Green, James Brown, Darius Rucker, Isley Brothers and Bruno Mars, just to name a few. Their soulful, soaring vocals and foot-stomping beats can get the room dancing to the classics, and then slow things down with iconic ballads. Their music is perfect for every age and stage; one of their most satisfied audience members was a 100-year old woman who “thoroughly enjoyed” her birthday party entertainment.

In addition to performing, each of the CUZ Band members is an excellent and multifaceted musician with experience in several areas of the music industry–from booking and management to recording and live sound. The CUZ Band is working to improve their performances with new technology, and looking to broaden their horizons through the release of new music. In 2018, the band digitally released an original song, “I Got That Feeling” that perfectly encapsulates who they are. The CUZ Band is, in a word: fun. 

Get a feel for the band’s sound by downloading or streaming “I Got That Feeling” on all major digital outlets. For booking and more information, visit the CUZ Studio and Sound Facebook page or contact Chris Parks by email at cuzstudioandsound@gmail.com or by phone at (662) 719-1717.