Prime Cut Band is a contemporary jazz/R&B group that plays a variety of styles of music from Country to Reggae.


Prime Cut has four members:  Vince Oglesby on bass, , Audie Smith on keyboards and Debbie Barnes on background vocals and Frank Phillips on Lead vocals.


Audie Smith is known for playing at his parent’s restaurant, Marmalade Restaurant, as well as Folks Folly and the French Quarter. Audie also spent 6 years performing around New York with local acts, opening for performers such as Roy Ayers and the Main Ingredients. In Memphis, Audie has backed performers like Denise LaSalle and J. Black Foot of The Soul Children. Audie Smith is currently playing solo piano at Char Restaurant every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Vincent Oglesby is self taught bass player from Queens New York. Vincent played a year and a half with the 1982 Miss America (Violinist) Sonya Robinson. Vincent open for acts like Phyllis Hyman, Alex Bugnon, and Roy Ayers.


Deborah Barnes was a group member of Ray Charles and the Rayettes' from 1976 to 1978. She shared the stage with the Spinners, Dionne Warwick, Margie Joseph, Eddie Floyd, William Bell, Charlie Rich, Gladys Knight, and Carla Thomas.



Frankie Phillips started singing at a early age. He won his first singing contest at the young age of nine. Frank has song with the Smoke Rings and the Brothers We.