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Metro
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Music Style: Metro is a polished, charismatic band that is comfortable playing various musical styles. Whether you enjoy swing, big band, smooth jazz, R&B, soul or funk, Metro can set the mood that's right for you. They have a diverse song list, suited to fit your needs and for special occasions they will learn specific selections. At the end of the day, they are not satisfied until you are.

Configuration: Metro is comprised of six highly educated musicians from Berklee College of Music who have performed abroad and in the New England area. Instrumentation includes: male and female vocals, saxophone, keyboards, bass, and drums. Additional instruments, including guitar, horns (trumpet, alto sax, trombone), and backup vocals are available for custom configurations specific to your wishes.

At a glance Metro is a fresh and energetic band guaranteed to delight you and your guests at your up coming event. Collectively the band has entertained at a broad range of social events including: weddings, corporate functions, private functions and cruises - they do it all!

Clockwork
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Musical Style: Party Music. This band features a variety of styles including Rock, Jazz, R&B, Disco, Top 40/Pop, Funk, Blues, Reggae Big Band Swing, Latin music. & and various ethnic tunes.

Configuration: The line up features: Female Lead Vocalist, Guitarist/Vocal, Keyboard/Vocal, Bass & Drums. The band is available with or without a Saxophone player. Either configuration has the same great song list.

At a Glance: A very versatile band that features five lead vocalists, Clockwork has been performing to rave reviews at weddings and functions for over 15 years. They truly enjoy playing together and their special energy really shows in their performances; clients often comment that the band has as much fun as their guests do!

If you want a band that will “take care of everything” for you, from learning songs to emceeing, and making sure that you hear what you want, when you want it, then bandleader/pianist Ron Barth and Clockwork are the band for you!

Shine
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After performing at over 1,200 weddings and parties, chances are you or a friend has already heard about Shine! This is a carefully rehearsed group that performs an incredible variety of live music at wedding receptions, parties, and corporate events in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Cape Cod, and the rest of New England. Hailed as truly one of the best Boston wedding bands, Shine really plays it all.

Search Party
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The Search Party uniquely combines the energy and spark of a great club band with the experience and broad based repertoire of a professional function band. Rather than relying on gimmicks and corny stage antics, this band prefers to let the music do the talking in order to get people on the dance floor.

Brandy
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Brandy is a five/six-piece band with more than 20 years of professional experience. During that time, the band has performed for over 3000 weddings, and as many as 200 performances per year. With that experience, the band is tight, versatile, and well trained in their profession.

Mark Greel Band
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Featuring the right mix of hits from every genre, the multi talented Mark Greel (He can play 7 different instruments!) and his 6-piece band have a reputation for impressing anyone they perform for. All styles sound perfect because Mark and his band have the talent to pull it off. Mark has toured the world several times. He has performed for presidents of virtually every country in Latin America, as well as a private performance for the President of the United States.

Chicken Slacks Soul Revue
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The Chicken Slacks are dedicated to the re-creation of an authentic soul revue show featuring a larger-than-average band. A tight rhythm section, gritty horns, and a stirring star vocalist combine to create a powerful stage presence and big sound to which audiences immediately respond. The band delivers high-energy music for people to dance, romance, bump, grind, sway, stumble, sing along, reminisce, celebrate, and get down.

The Chicken Slacks are Boston area musicians who have toured nationally and internationally. They make an immediate impression on their audiences and clients with their young look, professional work ethic and dedication to the live show


Secret Service
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Secret Service puts a unique spin on both classic and newer rock, as well as blues and soul. Their image and high-energy performances are designed to get entire rooms on their feet, and performances may include props, giveaways, and games to encourage maximum guest participation. As you will see from the bands songlist, the Secret Service repertoire covers extensive ground, from faithful reproductions of classic songs to unusual variations formulated to get audiences out on the dance floor. Music for ceremonies, cocktail hours, and receptions is available, in a wide variety of unique configurations.

Secret Service for your event, you are hiring consummate professionals whose goal is to create a joyous, high-energy atmosphere for all attendees. With an extensive and flexible songlist, Secret Service fills a unique roll in the world of event bands: music for people of our generation who want their events to rock steady.

 


Hush
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Hush performs music from Frank Sinatra and Big Band through today’s latest dance music in the unique and incredibly versatile manner. The band also offers a DJ service on breaks so there is continuous music for the entire function.

The band consists of male vocalist Lloyd Owens, female vocalist Liz Lord, Peter Young on keys, Mike Witt on drums, Jeff Mitchell on bass and vocals, Brian Kane on sax and flute, and Mike McCay on guitar and vocals. The band also offers an additional trumpet and trombone player for that full horn section sound that brings the party to the next level. Hush prides itself on excellent vocals, tight four-part harmonies, and a basic sound that’s identical to the record. Add all of those elements to an exciting presentation and your guests will be up and dancing all night long. Sophisticated and fun, Hush is always a great choice.

 


Reaganomics
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Boston's one and only truly authentic 80's cover band. Their motto is "80's music done right" because they strive to sound exactly like the original recordings. The band keeps audiences grooving to the radical sounds of the Big 80’s at clubs and private functions all over New England. Through a combination of accomplished live musicianship, sequenced arrangements, and the use of all original, class 80’s gear, This band will satisy nostalgic audiences by performing these tunes exactly as they sound on the records.

The Reaganomics is a 5pc group consisting of electric drums, guitar, keyboards and synth bass, a male vocalist(who also doubles on guitar), and a female vocalist. All of the members sing background vocal harmonies and this, in combination with the use of the exact reverbs & vocal effects that are on the records, give the band the lush, full vocal sounds characterized by the 80’s.

 
The Return
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Formed in 1993 by David Ondek (vocals/rhythm guitar) and John Meehan (lead guitar/back-up vocals) as a duo, then expanded their line-up to add great depth and musical textures to the group's sound. The songlist covers more than 5 decades of the best in popular music from classic sounds to current hits. With over 1,200 professional performances behind them, they are well versed in entertaining crowds of all ages and musical preferences. For weddings, they work closely with the Bride and Groom to custom tailor the songlist, plan the flow of the reception, and, they will learn your 'first dance' song and 'special dance' songs' if they are not already in their extensive repertoire. No other band caters to the needs of the Bride and Groom or plays longer with more enthusiasm!

Infractions
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The Infractions, featuring the "Happening Horns," have been a mainstay in the nightclub, college, wedding and concert scene for more than seven years. This seven-member group consists of a four-piece rhythm section and a three-piece horn section. Their music ranges from horn-driven Funk and Hip-Hop to contemporary Ska and Swing. They also infuse in their mix alternative Rock, old school 70's, and material from the Big 80's.

Moonglow
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Featuring the vocal talents of Melissa Bolling & Mike Payette, MOONGLOW has quickly made its way into the upper echelon of Boston function bands. The band can play just about any style of music with aplomb. Listen to the sound clips and hear for yourself. A party featuring MOONGLOW will be the event everyone will talk about.

 
White Heat Swing Orchestra
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The White Heat Orchestra, with bandleader Craig Ball, is a high-energy band featuring a trio or up to 15 pieces playing the swing and jazz of the 1930's and 1940's for dancers of all ages. The White Heat Swing Orchestra, also known as the "Roxy Band", was the house band for almost five years at the upscale Roxy nightclub, playing music for both the swing dancers and the nightclub crowd every hour three nights a week. Fast or slow, they hit every note without missing a beat.

Rico Barr & Jumpin' Jive Review
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Rico Barr and his band, nominees for the best swing band of the 2002 Swing Awards, specialize in the classic swing of Louis Prima, Cab Calloway, and Duke Ellington, but also can incorporate many classic rock & R&B tunes into the mix as well. If you're looking for a real 'Goodfellas' type of evening, Rico Barr is the band for you.

Bombay Jim & Swinging Sapphires
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This 9-piece band can do all kinds of Big Band/Swing Music, from the classic Glenn Miller/Tommy Dorsey Era, to the most current Neo-Swing from artists like Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Brian Setzer, and Cherry Poppin' Daddies. A real Zoot Suit Riot!


Uptown Revival
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Uptown Revival's "rock & soul" style combines the drive and vitality of rock& roll with the passionate emotional flavor of soul/rhythm & blues. With it's talented vocalists and high energy three piece horn section, the band salutes great performing artists such as Aretha Franklin, James Brown and Steve Wonder, while also playing swing tunes of the big band era, classic hits of the 60's and 70's, and smash hits from today's artists like Pink and Norah Jones - with the goal of keeping the dance floor packed and the party jumpin' so that audiences of all ages are assured of a great time!


Urban Renewal Band
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The Urban Renewal Band, a dynamic eight-piece band whose varied styles and versatile musicians present a professional, balanced, and well-rounded musical experience. Rhythm and Blues in Boston - music for the passionate. For music that's wild and cool, make your next bash a cool, hip and crazy trip with the Urban Renewal Band!


One Step Ahead
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ONE STEP AHEAD is comprised of seven of Boston's most sought after and well-rounded musicians. Each musician is unique in his/her musical background, influences and experiences, and it is the synthesis of these variations that makes One Step Ahead such a versatile and singular band. One Step Ahead's music makes people tap their feet, sing along, and most importantly, makes people want to get up and dance the night away. These seven musicians are guaranteed to get the party started!



Horns in the House
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Horns in the House is an 8 piece band with a strong but musically sensitive ensemble sound, energized by punctuating horns and multi vocal blends. A female vocal lead is complimented by four distinct male vocal leads and background harmonies. The horn section includes Trumpet/Flugelhorn, Trombone/Flute and Saxophones. Rounding off the rhythm section is Guitar/Acoustic & Electric, Piano/Organ, Bass and Drums/Percussion.

This combination of musicians provides enough variety to cover all styles of music including Swing, R&8, Classic Rock, Disco, Blues and contemporary Top 40, and with over 200 titles on the song list, the band is able to please all musical appetites and encourage requests.

Horns in the House is lead by George Murphy, a veteran performer with over several years in the music business, and thousands of performances under his belt!



Soul Kitchen
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Whether you are planning a wedding or a corporate event, Soul Kitchen lays down a beat that sets your feet in motion. From soul to swing we've got you covered.

The band is made up of some of the best musicians in the Boston area whose collective experience ranges from performing with legends such as Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles Tony Bennett and Aretha Franklin to national television appearances with the Boston Pops. With the four horns (and their many horn doublings), and both male and female lead vocalists, we offer a musical product unmatched by anyone in the area.

One Listen to Soul Kitchen will tell you that this is a band with a groove. If your entertainment needs demand a top quality band playing a variety of music everyone loves, then consider Soul Kitchen.



Wildest Dreams
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Wildest Dreams was founded by keyboardist Andy Holiner and lead singer Alice Johnson in 1989. The present members of this multicultural unit hail from Europe, South America, Japan and the U.S. The group has created an exciting, world pop style featuring powerful vocals, contagious rhythms and a message of harmony that blends elements of Afro-pop, reggae, calypso, R&B, funk and New Orleans soul.

The Boston Globe Called Wildest Dreams’ music “an irresistible blend of driven African downbeats, rollicking calypso, roots reggae and R&B... They should definitely be seen and savored."


Belltones
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The Belltones, co-lead by pianist Bill Duffy and drummer George Farrell, are a 5-piece group specializing in Swing, Sinatra, Motown and Disco. Vocalist Dane Vannatter also maintains a successful solo career, with three CDs to his credit. In 1999, he was voted “Outstanding Vocalist” by the Manhattan Association of Clubs and Cabarets. His latest CD, Double Standards, is a return to his jazz and R&B roots. The Belltones are a versatile and exciting band, suitable for all types of events, from weddings and graduations to sophisticated cocktails and funky-dance parties. If you’re looking for a band that’s got it all, then you need look no further than The Belltones!


Sugarfoot & Brass Kickin Horns
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One of the hardest working bands in the Boston area and beyond, the band consists of seven full time musicians who are veterans of the music scene.

This band has performed for many of the area top private events, clubs & benefit concerts They deliver high energy party music that always has the crowd asking for more. If you love to dance and get your groove on or just like to kick back and feel the energy…this is the band to get!


Zaitchik Brothers
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The Zaitchik Brothers is an 8 piece band that is often regarded as one of the most highly sought-after function bands in New England. They have performed at hundreds of weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvah parties, and corporate functions and always with the versatility, energy, and experience that ensure a fun-filled and successful event. Led by male and female vocalists, the band performs everything from Sinatra to Santana, Ella to Shania, and all the funk and r&b in between. The band is well versed in Salsa, contemporary pop, Motown, r&b, hora, tarantella, rock & roll, and more. Special requests are more than welcome as well.


Common Ground
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Common Ground is a fun, Dance/Party oriented band that excels in a variety of styles, Marc Leishman’s experience and talent as a guitarist, vocalist and bandleader not only keeps the dance floor packed, but also ensures that the flow of the evening will go exactly as planned.

From the Blues and Soul of Eric Clapton, Etta jams, and James Brown, to the Latest Pop, Rock, and Country hits of today, Common Ground can please all tastes. Big vocals and strong instrumentalists ensure a solid, convincing performance of any style of music.

The band can provide a DJ on break or background music, or additional horn players added as an option.



Souled Out
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Souled Out is a nine piece musical ensemble that specializes in the great "Motown" soul sound. Featuring a three piece vocal section that fronts the band, the group weaves it’s way through the Motown and 70’s & 80’s soul eras with choreographed dance routines and outstanding musicianship. Therefore, not only is Souled Out a sensational listening and dancing experience, it is an awesome visual one as well.

Founded in 1997, the band has wowed audiences from Atlantic City to Las Vegas and throughout the North East, including New York City, The Poconos Resorts in Pennsylvania and the New York State Fair to name just a few. The band has also won a number of music awards and has been honored for their charitable work within the Hartford, CT and Springfield, MA area which they call home.



Madhouse
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Madhouse is an eight piece powerhouse rhythm & blues band led by singer songwriter John Keegan. With a relentless horn section and a solid R&B, Country, Blues, Swing and Classic Rock creating a seamless stream of dance music at every event



Bellevue Cadillac
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Is not your average band. Is a multi-generational experience filled with joy, wonder, comedy, audience participation and the zaniest stage show currently on tour!

Imagine Cab Calloway, James Brown, Barry white, Sam & Dave, Lyle Lovett, Brian Setzer and Steve Martin complete with flying trombones, spinning trumpets, and sizzling saxophones leaping off the stage and dancing with the crowd. Wildly original yet familiar, the Bellevue Cadillac is the best vehicle for the once in a lifetime road trio. Like a Cadillac, the Bellevue experience is a luxurious powerful ride through America’s rich history of cars and rock n’ roll, together they make it a musical experience you’ll never forget.



 
 

 

 
 

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