The Unlimited Band

An oldies, pop rock, top 40 band.

Artist Bio

Unlimited formed in December 1999 originally as a collection of musicians and singers for a private function. Once they played that first time they realized they had caught lightning in a bottle! One week later they made their debut at Billy’s Place and lightning continued to strike again and again. And the rest, as they say, is history. The skills honed in the club setting quickly translated into electrifying stage shows featured at several festivals including Lexington’s Roots and Heritage Festival and Waterfront Soul and Funk Fest. Some artists they have shared the stage with include SOS Band, Midnight Star, Dennis Edwards, The Emotions, KC & the Sunshine Band, Kim Waters, Nappy Roots, Lakeside, Parliament Funkadellic, AWB (Average White Band) and the legendary Al Green.

The band members include: Don Wright, Leronda Thompson, Eliot Thompson, Floyd “J. Juicy” Buckner, and Jacques Smith.

Don Wright has been a member since inception. He continues to sing with a sultry golden tone that defies belief. If you were to place Kem, Luther Vandross, and Frankie Beverly’s voices in one person, you would have Donto!! His percussive grooves make you just want to dance.

As half of the original keyboard tandem in Unlimited, Leronda continues to wow audiences with her accurate and articulate keyboard style. Initially classically trained, her musical influences now also include Alex Bugnon and Joe McBride.

Eliot is also an original member of Unlimited. He admires Everard Thompson (his older brother), Victor Wooten, Deron Seals, and Marcus Miller. The energy and motion he brings to the stage show has often been compared to Verdine White.

Floyd’s unprecedented drum roll lead in was the first sound ever made by Unlimited, and he continues to bring the funk to the stage like no other. His solid rhythm laden sounds are the very pulse of the band. You can hear the influence of Dave Weckle and Dennis Chambers in his playing.

Jacques is the latest addition to Unlimited, but the effects of his presence can not be overlooked. His smooth cords and amazing guitar solos leave audiences speechless! He has toured extensively and thankfully settled here in Louisville. His influences range from George Benson to Jimi Hendrix.

The unique blend of sound, sight, and energy that make up Unlimited has them regarded as the top performance band in the region. Sit back, enjoy, and let them take you on a ride!!


Song List

Ain’t No Stopping Us Now – Mcfadden & Whitehead
Ain’t No Sunshine when She’s Gone – Bill Withers
Ain’t Too Proud to Beg – Temptations
Anytime – Brian McKnight
Back In My Life – Kem
Back In Stride – Maze
Bad Boy– Luther Vandros
Before I Let Go– Maze
Between the Sheets – Isley Brothers
Brick House – Commadores
Chameleon – Herbie Hancock
Can I Take You Out Tonight – Luther Vandros
Candy – Cameo
Can’t Hide Love – Earth, Wind, Fire
Celebration – Kool & the Gang
Cupid Shuffle – New Cupid
Da Butt – E. U.
DJ Don’t – Lavert
Do For Love – Bobby Caldwell
Dog Catcher – Funkadellic
Don’t Look Any Further – Dennis Edwards
Down Home Blues – ZZ Hill
Electric Slide – Marcia Griffin
Family Affair – Sly & the Family Stone
Fantastic Voyage – Lakeside
Feel The You’re Feeling – Maze
Fire – Ohio Players
Freak Out – Chic
Fun – Confuntion
Funky Good Time – James Brown
Get Down On It – Kool & the Gang
Give It To Me Baby – Rick James
Good Times – Chic
Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
Groove Line – Heatwave
Happy Feelings – Maze
Happy People – R. Kelly
Hollywood Swinging – Kool & the Gang
I Can Do Magic – Charley Wilson
I Can’t Get Over You – Maze
I Think About Us – Kem
I’ll Be Around – Spinners
Inner City Blues – Marvin Gaye
It Never Rains In Southern California – Tony Toni Tone
It’s Your Thing – Isley Brothers
Jam Tonight – Freddie Jackson
Jamaican Funk – Chaka Kahn
Jazz Blues – Unlimited
Joy & Pain – Maze
Jungle Boogie – Kool & the Gang
Just Came to Chill – Islet Brothers
Just Got Paid – Johnny Kemp
Just In Case – Jaheem
JZ (intro) – JZ
Kiss – Prince
Last Two Dollars – Johnny Taylor
Lets’ Get It On – Marvin Gaye
Long Train Running – Doobie Brothers
Lost Without You – Robin Thick
Love and Happiness – Al Green
Love’s Holiday – Earth, Wind, & Fire
Mr. Magic – Grover Washington Jr.
Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
My Girl – Temptations
Never Too Much – Luther Vandros
Ordinary People – John Legend
Piano In the Dark – Brenda Russel
Purple Rain – Prince
Rock Skate Roll Bounce
Running Away – Maze
Seven Years Good Luck – Joe Sample
Sex Machine – James Brown
Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye
Shining Star – Earth, Wind, & Fire
Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Slide – Slave
So Into You – Kem
Southern Girl – Maze
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
Steppin’ – R. Kelly
Stormy Monday – Lou Rauls
Sumthin Sumthin – Maxwell
Superstar – Luther Vandros
That’s the Way of the World – Earth, Wind, & Fire
The Twist – Chubby Checker
Together Tonight – Brian Culbertson
Too Many Games – Maze
Turn Your Love Around – George Benson
Twist & Shout – Isley Brothers
Unpredictable – Jamie Foxx
Use Me – Bill Withers
Way of the World – Earth, Wind, & Fire
What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye
When Love Calls – Kem
Whip Appeal – Babyface
Whiskey Song
Word Up – Cameo
Yearning For Your Love – Gap Band