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Sticky Sweet
Soul, R&B, Blues


Sugah and Thuh Cubes

We are a High energy Soul, R&B & Blues band.

In 1959, the good Lord graced the land when in Wicksburg, Alabama, a soul was born… a soul as Sweet as a sugah cube! Fast Forward: the year is 2019. That same soul is alive and well gracing us all with a fiery brand of smoky, sweet, music!

We can be found in Cherokee located deep in the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina; home of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

Crowd interaction is key at any venue we play, and we do our very best, and then some, to create an exciting entertainment experience for everyone!

We have played various venues including Boojum Brewery in Waynesville, North Carolina, the Gem, the Nantahala Brewing Company in Bryson City and Sylva and the Papermill. We have played Car shows (Cherokee Rod Run) and large stage events at the Fall Festival and the Summer Concert series.

Our band became a reality in April of 2019 – at the request of family and friends of founding members Phyllis Shell and Mike Parker. On a lark, and backed by Mike’s trusty drum machine Alesis, the foundation for Sugah & thuh Cubes was born.

Thuh “Sugah!”
Phyllis “Sugah” Shell – Vocals

Thuh “Cubes!”
Lee Kram – Drums
Don Patten – Bass
Mike Parker – Guitar
Lystia Shell – Vocals

All Kinds of Sugah in one sweet engagement…!


One World Brewing
August 19

520 Haywood Rd
Asheville, NC 28802

Frog Level Brewing
August 27

56 Commerce Street
Waynesville, NC  28786

Frog Level Brewing​
September 10

56 Commerce Street
Waynesville, NC  28786

Delta Blues BBQ
September 16

724 State Street
Bristol, TN  37620

Private Party
September 17

Nantahala, NC

Cherokee Indian Fair
October 8

Harrah’s Convention Center
 Cherokee, NC 28719


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