Who We Are

Formed in 1989 in Marietta, Georgia, the Sock Hops features the combined talents of Courtney Oliver, Ward Hiss, Scott Cruce and Jim Mitchell.

 

Courtney Oliver

 

Courtney Oliver is the founder of the Sock Hops, and his powerful vocal presentation of Cara Mia and his heartfelt interpretation of Louis Armstrong’s What a Wonderful World are sure to bring you to your feet.
Courtney is originally from Birmingham, Alabama.

 

 

Courtney Oliver
Scott Cruce

Scott Cruce

 

Atlanta native, Scott Cruce brought his incredible tenor range to the Sock Hops in 1997.  Scott’s lead vocals on songs by The Four Seasons and The Eagles and his show-stopping The Lion Sleeps Tonight are always a hit.

 

 

 

   

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Ward Hiss

Ward Hiss

 

A fixture in the Sock Hops since 1996, Ward Hiss adds the baritone glue which holds the group’s complex harmonies together.  Originally from Coral Gables, Florida, Ward appropriately sings mellow lead vocals on songs like Margaritaville as well as Jimmy Durante’s As Time Goes By.

 

Jim Mitchell

 

Jim Mitchell, another Birmingham native, has anchored  the group with his powerful bass notes since 2006.  His renditions of  Blue Moon, Sweet Caroline, and Tennessee Ernie Ford’s Sixteen Tons are always audience favorites.

 

Jim Mitchell

This group has had the privilege of being the opening act for the concert appearances of The Rascals, The Swingin’ Medallions, Sha-Na-Na, The Temptations, Three Dog Night, Mark Lindsey, The Drifters, The Grass Roots, Frankie Avalon, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Peter Noone, The Cadillacs, The Bobbettes, The Clovers, Herb Cox and the Cleftones, The Skyliners, and Eddie Holman.

The Sock Hops also perform regularly as one of the featured acts in The Great American Rock and Roll Revival show.

This group never fails to provide great re-creations of the musical hits of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s, making the Sock Hops one of the premier entertainment groups in the Southeastern United States.