About Us

King Forté is a Rhythm & Blues, Funk, Rock and Soul band that performs most of your favorites cover tunes from the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and 00. We're a high energy, good time dance until you drop band with powerful vocals. Playing the music of The Blues Brothers, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Commitments, Joe Cocker, Sam & Dave, CCR, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Beatles and much more. We're Los Angeles, Ca based band that's been together now for more than 10 years and still going strong.

La Vonia Shepard is a hard-hitting soulful singer that has perform with such artists as Bobby Taylor, Tommy Chong, Felony and Tina Marie. Tamlin Shepard is on guitar, lead and background vocals that comes straight from the blues capital of the world, New Orleans.

Influences

Wilson Pickett, The Commitments, Ray Charles, The Blues Brothers, BB King, Otis Redding, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Beatles, CCR, The Guess Who, The Rolling Stones, Sam & Dave, The Temptations, Albert King, Freddie King, Jimi Hendrix. Joe Cocker, Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, and James Brown

A short Set/Song/Sequence List:

Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
Money (Motown)
Treat Her Right (The Commitments - Hood/Kurtz)
Shout
You Give Love a Bad Name (Bon Jovi)
Heart of Gold (Neil Young)
Flip Flop and Fly
Ain't No Sunshine (Bill Withers)
Leave Your Hat On (Joe Cocker)
Spooky (Middlebrooks & Shapiro)
Land of 1000 dances - (Wilson Pickett)
Stormy Monday (T-Bone Walker)
Midnight Hour (Wilson Pickett)
Knock On Wood (Eddie Floyd and Steve Cropper)
Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag (James Brown)
I Feel Good (James Brown)
Soul Man(I. Hayes/Porter, performed by The Blues Brothers)
Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett, The Commitments)
Hit the Road Jack (Percy Mayfield, Performed by Ray Charles)
Gimmie Some Lovin’ (S.Davis/S.Winwood/M.Winwood, The Blues Brothers)
Hold On I’m Comin’ (Issac Hayes - David Porter - Sam & Dave)
Drive My Car (Beatles)
Vehicle (Jim Peterik, Blood Sweat & Tears)
Hey Joe (Jimi Hendrix)
Reconsider Baby (Lowell Fulson)
Jump Jive and Wail (Louis Prima, Brian Setzer)
Some Kind of Wonderful (John Ellison)
Share the Land (Guess Who)
Signed Sealed Delivered (Stevie Wonder)
Suzie Q (Dale Hawkins - CCR)
Pass the Peas (James Brown - John Starks - Charles Bobbit)
Shake Rattle and Roll (Elvis - Charles Calhoun)
Texas Flood (Stevie Ray Vaughan)
Takin Care of Business (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
Get Back (The Beatles)
Lively Up Yourself (Bob Marley)
Hard To Handle (Otis Redding)
Hey Jude (The Beatles)
Sitting at the Dock of the Bay (Otis Redding)
Get Ready (Tempations)
Stand By Me
Brick House (Commodores)

We are available for: Anniversary Party, Awards Night, Bachelor Party, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party, Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Casino, Casting Call, Christmas Party, Club/Nightclub, Competition, Convention, Corporate Event, Cruise, Dinner Dance, Ethnic Celebration, Fair, Festival, Fund Raiser, Funeral Service, Graduation, Grand Opening, Halloween Party, Holiday Party, Hotel, Launch Party, Luncheon/Tea, Parade, Private Party, Prom, Religious Celebration, Restaurant, Retreat, Reunion,Seminar, Sporting Event, Studio Session, Sweet 16 Party, Trade Show, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Workshop