top of page
- Electronic Press Kit -
Marvin 'SweetBass' Banks 



​ True musicianship has become an anomaly.  

Because of this, TYGHTSHIP was formed.


Since its Beginnings in 1998, its founder, Marvin"SweetBass" Banks,

has made TYGHTSHIP's mission not only to perform great Shows,

but to leave their Audience Completely Entertained.

The 5-piece group combines "Old School Funk", Smooth Contemporary Jazz,80’s & 90's R&B, with “New School" dance.  

Music that transforms into an epic Musical experience with each performance.

The group is based out of Los Angeles, and has been performing locally and nationwide for over 20 years!

TYGHTSHIP has had sellout shows combining professional musicianship, dance choreography,

and in many cases, 5-part harmony vocals (given that all band members are vocalists as well).  


Members of the band have Toured.  And shared the stage with a variety of well-known recording artists such as:

The Gap Band, The Delfonics, Lakeside, Jeffrey Osborne, L.T.D., O'Bryan, Arsenio Hall,

Lenny Kravitz, Andre Crouch, Kirk Franklin, The Whispers, Ohio Players, DeBarge,

Peter White, Cameo, Evelyn "Champagne" King, Cheryl Underwood, and Prince.

The list goes on and on!


Marvin 'SweetBass' Banks

SweetBass: "The Musical Description I've been given", Has been working this Bass Thang Professionally for over 35 years.  Originally from CHICAGO, Landing in Los Angeles while Touring back in 1982. He has performed, & recorded around the world with many Artist and local Stars including: The Gap Band, Patrice Rushen, Solid Gold (TV Show), Chucky Booker, Bobby Brown, Kristal Gale, Rose Royce, The Whispers, Andre Crouch, Kirk Franklin, Kool & The Gang, Micky Howard, Brenda Russell,

Kenny Lattimore, Howard Hewett, Eric Benet.  Recently with Keith Washington, The Mary Jane Girls, Lakeside, LTD,  Peter White, Brenton Wood, Brenda Holloway, Jovonnie, Ronnie Laws & Hubert Laws, Jon B, Lenny Williams, Howard Hewett, Al Jarreau, Vesta Williams & J.D Hall & The Barry White Symphony Orchestra. 

I have consistently worked as the Music Director for many artist with My Band "TYGHTSHIP”

Keeping GOD FIRST  Playing and/or Performing Gospel whenever Possible!


TYGHTSHIP is available for weddings, Corporate events, Clubs,

private parties, or any Venue where professional entertainment is appreciated

We are available as a full band or as a trio/quartet. 

Book TYGHTSHIP for your next event and let us take you on a musical voyage.

You will not be disappointed !!

Contact  Us

Marvin 'SweetBass' Banks


Jay Anthony's Next Level Booking & Entertainment


We will contact you soon!

bottom of page