Front Cover Band was established in 2009 under the leadership of the current band director, TaShakka Stills. The purpose of Front Cover is to showcase Old School and Top 40's hits rendered by talented local singers and musicians that TaShakka Stills has had the opportunity to meet and work with. Since forming the band, Front Cover has played and traveled all over the Ark-La-Tex working in local casinos, clubs, and venues. It should be noted that Front Cover is the only band to ever be featured weekly at Boomtown Casino in Bossier City, LA every Tuesday night for almost two years. Front Cover Band has been the featured act at Horseshoe Casino's Rocking on the Rooftop, has played monthly at Eldorado Casino Celebrity Lounge, and has performed at Samstown and DiamondJacks. Front Cover has played in San Antonio at Rita's on the River, in Dallas at BH Lounge, and in Button's Restaurant in Addison and Ft. Worth, Texas. The band even had the honor of performing for Jason Peters of the Philadelphia Eagles at his annual celebration. Also, the band has performed for NBA champion Willis Reed Jr.
Repeatedly, the band has participated in several festivals throughout Louisiana and Texas including the Red River Revel, Let the Good Times Roll, Juneteenth, Leesville Mayfest, and the Marshall Fire Ants Festival. Currently, Front Cover Band can be seen regionally performing all over the Dallas and Ft. Worth areas in Texas, in El Dorado, Arkansas, in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and, of course, in their own hometown Shreveport (and Bossier City) in Louisiana. The band works with several different lead singers and musicians depending on what a particular venue may need. Presently. we are working mostly with the awesome talent of Fred "Ljai" Robinson, the lead singer of the R&B group Profyle. With TaShakka Stills' vision and dynamic ability to run Bass Lines, keys, and auxiliary sounds, along with Jameel Davis' young, energetic ability to make even the greatest guitarist amazed (especially at his rendition of Purple Rain), this team of musicians combined with several drummers we have available on call, will give you a show and performance like none other.
Front Cover has a loyal fan base. The band has a reputation of attracting lots of fans and is known by private party vendors and audiences for being entertaining and having a good time. Front Cover specializes in old school classics, soul, R&B, pop, hip-hop, soft rock, and Top 40 Hits.