It’s Holiday Party Time and You Need a Band?

Holiday Party?

Need a Band?

Consider The Detroit Social Club Band

Music for all occasions…Music appropriate for any event!

ThanksgivingChristmasNew Year’s!

Holiday-themed songs!

Cocktail Hour Entertainment!

DJ during dinner hour


Call or Email for a quote


Make your event a festive night worth remembering!


Detroit Social Club Invades Groveland Oaks Park (Holly)

Detroit Social Club Invades Groveland Oaks Park



(Aug. 11 – 13)




Saturday, August 12th 8:00pm – 10:00pm

(Activity Stage)

A Musical Experience featuring

Blues, Motown, R&B



 picnicking, swimming, miniature golf and more!



14555 Dixie Hwy, Holly, MI 48442

(248) 634-9811

Exit 98 from I-75 North


Concerts at Southgate’s Market Center Park ~ Thursday, August 10th

Concerts at Market Center Park 

Sponsored by Southgate’s Cultural Arts and Special Events

    Located at 13631 Eureka Rd.      Southgate Shopping Center

Join Us from 7:00pm to 9:00pm following the Farmers’ Market 

Bring a Chair or a Blanket

This week it is

Blues, Motown, R&B and More!

  Sponsored by Oak Street Health

Follow Market Center Park on Facebook for all details and updates


A Wild Summer Night In July (July 12th) at the Detroit Zoo!

The weather was “crummy” around lunch time and it got worse before it got better.  It was sticky hot when we started to play and it got even hotter as we played our set.  Audience participation levels were tremendously high as we brought out a few chestnuts like, “Groovin’, Just My Imagination and Stand By Me”, since for this gig we stepped outside of the blues for several songs!  It was a wonderful experience.  Everybody from the wait staff to the zoo personnel were tremendous!  Thanks go out to Brendan Johnson for his support. We thoroughly enjoyed  performing for these people and zoo goers/families and we look forward to coming back in the near future!

“It was our absolute pleasure having the Detroit Social Club here” – Brendan Johnson, event coordinator

Where’s Kenny?

“Meet Me At the Spot”

Doc’s “Groovin”

The “Dynamic Duo” Chris & George

Kenny doing the “Two-Step”

Darnell’s glowing fingers entertaining the kiddies!

“3 Kings”… Arthur, Doc and Darnell

Kenny & Arthur..”How Many More Years?”

“Little Brother Arthur David”

Doc and Darnell (aka DLamont)

Dave our illustrious drummer!

Those crazy kids…Chris and George!

Sir Kenny…Mr. Harmonica Man!

Dave and Darnell

Set List

  1. Green Onions

  2. Groovin’

  3. Party Like Back In The Day

  4. Meet Me At The Spot

  5. Down Home Blues

  6. Someone Else Is Steppin’ In

  7. Just My Imagination

  8. Stand By Me

  9. How Many More Years

  10. Moondance

  11. Never Make Your Move Too Soon

  12. Fly Like An Eagle

  13. (Hey Hey) The Blues Is Alright

Detroit Social Club – “Full House” 

Detroit Social Club at the Detroit Zoo 7.12.17

Detroit Social Club Has the Zoo Blues




Wednesday, July 12th 6:30 to 8:00p.m.

Free with Paid Admission…

Adults 15+ $14; 


Children 2-14,

Seniors 62+,

Active Military w/ID $10;


Children  <2 FREE


Parking $7 per car


Presented by Genisys Credit Union

Y’all Come!!!

John Lee Hooker Tribute: He’d Be Proud!

Wednesday, June 21st…Summer Solstice…The anniversary of the day he died, the Detroit Social Club performed a tribute for Detroit’s legendary bluesman, John Lee Hooker at the Southfield Public Library.  The show included a slideshow presentation that featured pictures from various times of his career, which spanned nearly seven decades.


From:  Don McGhee,  V.P.

Friends of the Southfield Public Library

Producer, Jazz & Blues @ the Southfield Library


Thank you for a great program.  A very nice sized crowd, a high energy performance by a band where every member was really into it, which really captured the audience.  The Detroit Social Club delivered!  Please give my praise & gratitude to everyone in the band.
I’m going to be talking about The Detroit Social Club.



Set List

  1. Boogie Chillen’  (1948)

  2. Sally Mae  (1948)

  3. Bottle Up and Go  (1966)

  4. Crawling King Snake  (1949)

  5. I’m In The Mood  (1954)

  6. Think Twice Before You Go  (1967)

  7. Dimples  (1956)

  8. One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer  (1953)

  9. I Cover The Waterfront  (1967)

  10. The Healer  (1989)

  11. Kiddio  (1995)

  12. Boom Boom  (1962)

  13. Motor City’s Burning  (1967)

  14. Boogie Chillen’ – Reprise


(Click on photo to enlarge)

“The Boss” Joanne Newman

“Doc” Darnell Gardner, Little Brother Arthur David, Joanne

Detroit Social Club Blues Band

“Doc”, Kenny Welk, Little Brother

 Darnell “D Lamont” Smith on percussion

David Henri, D Lamont, George Posey

The Great Kenny Welk

Kenny, Arthur, Joanne

This ain’t no stinkin’ sewing circle!

George, Chris Kent

Blow Kenny Blow

Doc and D Lamont

Mr. Kenny Welk, Harp Player Extraordinaire

Confident Joanne Newman

 D Lamont, George, Chris

Doc , Little Brother

Doc, Kenny, Arthur, Joanne

David Henri

D Lamont, Chris

Kenny, Doc, Joanne

Kenny, Doc, Arthur


The Players

“Little Brother Arthur David” Littsey, Guitar and Vocals

Darnell “Doc” Gardner, Vocals and Percussion

Joanne “The Boss” Newman, Vocals and Percussion

Darnell “D Lamont” Smith, Vocals and Percussion

Kenny Welk, Vocals, Harmonica and Percussion

George Posey, Keyboards

Chris Kent, Bass Guitar

David Henri, Drums and Percussion


John Lee Hooker Tribute Slide Presentation and Promo Materials


St. Clair Shores Memorial Day Parade 5.28.17.

What A Blast!

Getting Started!

Little Brother Arthur David

Playing to the crowd!

(l -r) Darnell, Joanne

Over 80,000 people lined Jefferson Avenue from 9 mile rd. to 11 mile rd. in St. Clair Shores.  It was a beautiful day and it didn’t rain until afterwards. We made a lot of new fans as people danced along beside us as we slowly moved down the street.  What a great experience! So much fun!

We’d like to thank Cheryl Furdos, Parade Chairperson and Dave Rubello, Organizer for inviting us. Hope to see you all next year!

Detroit Social Club “Tribute To John Lee Hooker” Southfield Library

Wednesday, June 21

Southfield Library

Jazz & Blues

In the Meeting Room at 6:30

$5 Admission

(Click Name to go to Website)

Remembering John Lee Hooker

l~r Chris, Arthur,George, Joanne, Dave, Darnell S. and Darnell G.


Kenny Welk

Produced by Don McGhee


Sponsored by:

Southfield Public Library

Southfield “The Center of it All”

Friends of Southfield Public Library

Detroit Blues Society

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Jazz & Blues at your Library

Come See Us @St. Clair Shores Memorial Day Parade!

Come celebrate Memorial Day with us and honor all veterans…those who were willing to give their lives to protect the lives and rights of all Americans!


St. Clair Shores Memorial Day Parade Sunday May 28, 2017 @1:00p.m. Jefferson Avenue from 9 mile rd. to 11 mile rd.



The Sailing Through The Shores 5k Fun Run will take place at Noon prior to the start of the parade.


Spectator Info/Road Closures


65th Anniversary Commemorative T- Shirt

Ordering Info


Original artwork by Eleni Zisopoulos, 12th Grade Lakeview High School