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Southbound 85 / Press

"You guys are AMAZING...when i hear good music and music that u enjoy I tell people I know about it. And like I said it was amazing!"

Jennifer B. - Greenville, NC

“Southbound 85 is at the top of my list. Jeff Leonard and the gang have to be one of the most fan friendly bands and most talented in the area. I am a freelance DJ that has watched many bands from behind the scenes and I have to say they are at the top. They play their hearts out to get the crowd going. The new original music coming from this group is worth your time alone. If you look at a venues upcoming shows and they are on the list, it is not a show to be missed....”

Dennis Strickland - Club/Freelance DJ

“Love Southbound 85!!!! Also, love your new songs that you wrote. Hope to hear more of these!!!!”

Anne H. - SB85 Fan

“Enjoy Hearing U Guys!”

Steven M. - SB85 Fan

“You have to see to believe how great this band is. They are a true "Down Home Country Band". Love you guys!”

Deanna R. - SB85 Fan

“I have followed since the beginning and it's one of my ALL TIME favorite bands!!! <3 Southbound 85 rocks!!!”

Roberta J. - SB85 Fan

“Absolutely One Of The Best Bands Out Of North Carolina!”

Lance W. - SB85 Fan

“One of my favorite bands to see-! You guys are just awesome!”

Rhonda A. - SB85 Fan

"Southbound 85 puts on a wonderful performance that leaves your crowd wanting more."

Nancy - NC Peanut Festival

"One of the best bands we have ever seen at the festival! People love them!"

Julie - Mt. Olive Pickle Festival

"These boys know what country music is all about!"

Marty &quot;The One Man Party&quot; - WQDR

"Southbound 85 really knows how to entertain"

Nightlife Magazine

"We love Southbound 85!"

Wendy - Facebook

"My absolute favorite band!"

Melissa - Facebook

"If you like to dance and have a good time, this is the band for you"

The Longbranch Line Dancers - Dance Weekly

“Southbound 85 one of North Carolina’s premiere Country Party bands is ready to bring in 2013 at the Legendary Longbranch in Raleigh, NC. The evening is sure to be one to remember, you can tune in and check out the Worldwide Broadcast with Lee Cherry and APCountryRadio.com as we will bring you the action “LIVE.” Southbound 85 began as a vision of its owner and lead singer, Jeff Leonard, back in 2007. Jeff was a disc jockey for the Texas Two Step in Greenville, NC for sometime and then moved to Raleigh, NC to work for The Longbranch Saloon. Over many years, Jeff noticed that bands were missing the mark when it came to engaging the crowd and their song selection. So in order to fill that niche and to give clubs, festivals and others the quality entertainment they were looking for, Jeff decided to form a band of his own. The result was Southbound 85… Call 704.451.5343 for bookings! ”