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The Black Diamond Band will bring its repertoire of pop and party hits to the first “night brunch” at Tobin’s Market Friday. The band will perform tunes from artists like Bruno Mars, the Temptations, Lizzo, the Backstreet Boys and plenty of others, according to vocalist Christian Smalls. 

The Black Diamond Band has earned its pedigree among wedding and party bands, occasionally taking its knack for funky covers of feel-good hits over to venues like the Pour House. The band takes influence from soul, jazz and the blues, making electric covers of pop tunes.

Formed in 2014, the band has gone through a few lineup changes, but has consistently been held down and fronted by Smalls. 

In recent shows, the singer has been accompanied by various musicians in her backing band, including the pros in Black Noyze. For the upcoming show, Tony Cobin will play bass, Greg Loney will be on guitar and Michael Stevens will take on the keys, Smalls told the City Paper.

The event is a pajama and onesie party, as well, so Smalls recommends guests wear their “most ridiculous” onesie or a cozy pair of PJs. Tobin’s Market will serve brunch food specials, as well. Charleston City Paper is handling ticketing for the event. Head over to for more information.

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