Dance, Motown, Funk, R&B, Smooth Jazz, Standards,& Adult Contemporary, Music! From Sinatra to Marvin Gaye with a wide variety of songs from the 50′s through today’s hits. Collector’s Item performs from a 2 – piece duo to a 7- piece dance band playing the music that makes your function a success. All of the band members have been performing as a band for over 10 years and bring a level of professionalism that keeps the audience moving.

The C. I. Band has performed with or opened for The Texas Jazz and Blues Cruise, Roy Ayers, The Blue Notes, The Drifters, Jimmy Smith, Gene Chandler, Norman Brown, The Dellphonics, Lionel Hampton, Conrad Johnson, George Clinton and many others. We are available for weddings, clubs, charity functions, banquets, and almost any other occasion.

The band is self contained (stage lights, sound system, and break music if requested) providing everything you need to make your function a hit. Collector’s Item has a song list to satisfy audiences of all ages. A tight rhythm section, swinging saxophones, and hard driving vocals are what makes the group a southwest favorite!.

Lloyd Evans Hughes – The Leader of Collector’s Item Band and owner of Power House Studios, Lloyd is a Music Educator, Voting member of The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (The Grammies), The Houston Professional Musicians Union, BMI Music Writer & Publisher and is currently working on a Solo CD project to be finished in late 2005 and entitled “Special”.

Samuel Dinkins III – Sam keeps the solid back beat driving Collector’s Item’s groove. He’s music director for the St. James Contemporary Jazz Worship Service, a music producer, educator, and a clinician for Remo, and Zildjan drum & percussion instruments. He’s always striving to promote our rich heritage in music and is always in demand as a session musician around town.