& The Dancehall Kings
Jeff Woolsey was raised on traditional country music in the honkytonks, on the North side of Houston, Texas. He spent many Saturday nights listening to his step-dad’s band play all the great songs from Ray Price, Johnny Bush, George Jones, Mel Tillis, Faron Young and the many other great country music artists from the ‘50’s,‘60’s and ‘70’s. Jeff would sit on the side of the stage and watch as all of the dancers would pass by him and when one song was over…they would stand in the middle of the dance floor waiting for the next tune. Jeff sang his first song when he was four years old….Charley Pride’s, “Is Anybody Goin’ To San Antone”. From that moment on…he was hooked on singing and hooked on country music. He couldn’t wait until the next Saturday night when he could do it all over again.
During high school, Jeff sang most every weekend with his step-dad’s band. He was listening and watching every move that was made on stage. When Jeff turned 19 years old, he started his own band. His first gig was as the house band for the same honkytonk where he sang his first song….Little Moe’s Ballroom in Houston, Texas. He played many of the same songs that he grew up listening to his step-dad sing, as well as adding his own favorites. Most of all, Jeff paid close attention to what the crowd enjoyed dancing to…just as he was taught. “Keep ‘em on the floor...if you don’t, you’re not doing your job.” That’s what he was always told and that is what he has always one….kept ‘em on the floor. That is what has made Jeff and his band so successful.