Playing music live since the mid-60's, BJ was drawn right to the Blues and its influences. After cutting his teeth playing with Luther "Georgia Boy/Snake" Johnson in the early 70's and meeting Luther's peers like Muddy Waters, James Cotton, Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton, and Chuck Berry, BJ started striking out on his own and hasn't looked back.
Boston funk and soul revival band The Chicken Slacks have established themselves as a fixture in local funk lore as the band that succeeded the legendary Little Joe Cook in the Thursday residency spot at the historic Cambridge, MA nightclub The Cantab. With their sound firmly rooted in the Stax and Memphis tradition, the seven-piece group's influences range beyond southern soul, from funk (Eddie Bo and Sly Stone) to boogie rock (Creedence, Beefheart).
Clockwork has performed at hundreds of events in Boston, New England and beyond since 1990, creating memorable wedding receptions all over New England. Each event is special, and your wedding reception will be given the care and attention it deserves to make it a once-in-a-lifetime event!
How about a groovin' full sounding trio for your Cape Cod, South Shore, or Boston wedding or function? This small band sounds like a much larger group and is strategically priced. Felonious Funk is the answer!
Funkestra, New England's premier band for weddings and parties of all kinds, allows you to choose from a stellar line-up of five lead vocalists. Funkestra has nine members: A three-piece brass section (slide trombone, tenor sax, and trumpet), two lead singers (one male, one female), lead guitar, bass guitar, drums, and a soundman/technician.
Groove Authority plays everything... R&B, Motown, Funk, Soul, Disco, as well as Top 40, Classic Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, Swing, Jazz and Reggae. If you are looking for a band that's fun, entertaining and versatile in a small, affordable package, you have found us!
The band Hush has been a Boston area favorite since 1979 playing weddings, corporate functions, concerts, night clubs, fund raisers, and private functions from Maine to Vermont. "Hush" has been requested to perform in many of the finest Boston area facilities such as The Ritz Carlton Hotel, The Four Seasons Hotel, The World Trade Center and hundreds of area's best country clubs such as The Eastern Yacht Club, The Corinthian Yacht Club, Andover Country Club and many more from Cape Cod to Maine.
New England's Premier Party and Dance Band Since 1998! In The House performs the Best R&B, Motown, Reggae and Dance Rock of the 60's Thru Today including the music of Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Earth Wind & Fire, Bob Marley, Santana, Outkast and a Whole Lot More! Jazz, Swing, Holiday and Ceremony Music also available!
Lively, Energetic, Entertaining and Stylish are only a few words that describe The MIRAGE Band. We offer a wide variety of musical styles and perform them with energy and passion that will get you on your feet in no time. With vocals that are pure and dynamic, a horn section that is fun and exciting and a rhythm section that is second to none MIRAGE is sure to be a real winner at your next event.
Alert the media! Mystique has a fantastic new female vocalist, and a horn section that is hotter than ever. Mystique's repertoire spans Big Band and Swing to Classic Rock, Motown, R&B, Sixties, Seventies, Eighties and Current Top Forty dance hits. Mystique can cover a variety of musical styles, having performed at many corporate events, including the Fleet Center Opening Night Celebration, Microsoft Computer and Jimmy Fund events, and the past five annual Hatch Awards celebrations.
Nightlife offers high energy performance, superb vocals and musicians, and a vast repertoire. Boston's most versatile band is available for your wedding or function!!
When this eight piece band gets up on stage, audiences everywhere start rockin' to the beat. In fact, the Boston Globe hails Soul City as a "remarkably entertaining show band." Soul City has become a dynamic force in the music scene.
The question most asked of us is "How did you get started in this part of the business?" The Stardust band was chartered as an answer to two questions: "Why does a function/party band have to be sub-standard?" And, "Why should you settle for second best on such an important occasion in your life? The answers are: it doesn't, and you shouldn't. Keith Kostick & Cecilia Colucci formed stardust in 1995 after discussing the idea for several years.
The Belltones, co-lead by pianist Bill Duffy and drummer George Farrell,and featuring vocalist Dane Van Natter, are a 5-piece group specializing in Swing, Sinatra, Motown and Disco.The band is also available as a six piece, with vocalist Patrice Williamson, and as a seven piece by adding a saxophone.The band has appeared at most of Boston's finest hotels, restaurants, and function facilities.
Featuring four exciting lead vocalists, energetic soloists, and a first- class rhythm section, The Knights have been pleasing audiences throughout New England for almost 20 years. Bandleader Ric Hopkins is often tagged as "the best in the business", referring to his bandleading skills and sweet trumpet tone. This New Hampshire NH band travels to Maine, Boston, Cape Cod, CT, Vermont, and even NYC
Among those lucky listeners who have been fortunate enough to hear Mark play in one of his many incarnations, one truth is agreed upon; this is one talented dude! We can't think of any single performer in Boston who can cover as many styles, genres, or instruments as Mark. Equally adept on trumpet, sax, keys, guitar, or vocals, Mark sweeps across the musical landscape, splattering beautiful music as he goes.
When you're choosing a band for your wedding, what's the first thing to look for? Vocal ability is a predominant factor in determining the versatility of a live band. Whether it be a smooth ballad by Barbara Streisand a rock song by Bonnie Raitt, a sultry tune by Toni Braxton, or a swing hit from the 40's, Michelle Gadbois captures the style and the sound of dozens of music's top female vocalists.
Wildest Dreams was founded by keyboardist Andy Holiner and vocalist Alice Johnson in the summer of 1989. They auditioned many fine musicians, seeking soulful accomplished players with a joyful spirt. The present members of this multicultural ensemble, hail from, South America, Japan and the U.S.
"Soul Man" Delaware Floyd , like so many fine soul vocalists, began in the church choir as a youth, growing up in Ellsmere, Delaware. Also, like so many other talented singers, he gave up a promising musical career to get a "regular" job and raise a family. Now, with his children grown, he is back on stage, with a vengeance!
Featuring the horn section that toured with Phish and the Trey Anastiasio Band. The Grippo Funk Band strives to bring a concert energy to private functions and weddings! "Although we're all veterans of traditional wedding bands," says bassist/lead vocalist Aaron Hersey, "with this band we treat our Boston Vermont, New Hampshire and New England weddings like little concerts.
Whether you want hot funk, cool jazz, heartfelt country, good-time rock and roll or romantic Ballads, Moonglow can play it! They have an extensive songlist that covers every style of popular music. If there's something you don't see on the songlist, ask them, they'll learn it! If you're holding your event at a larger venue, they can add two additional horns to really rock the house!
Ray Greene is a singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist living in Boston, Massachusetts. Having been brought up being influenced by the great Soul/R&B legends of our time, Ray has honed and fused his own distinct style, while maintaining those influences.
Shakedown began when a few previously experienced musicians in Vermont set out to create the ultimate musical experience: a band that plays unusual, cool selections that make you feel great. Click on the Pic for more info!
Possibly the most versatile five piece band in Boston, Shine presents a riveting array of talents, including sparkling soloists, irresistible dance grooves, powerful yet emotional vocals, and a deep repertoire of virtually all kinds of music. Your face will SHINE from the good vibes they project. Do yourself a favor; hire SHINE for your next event!
Soul Sound Revue, New England's most popular 9 piece dance and show band, captures the rich, vibrant sound that made Detroit one of the musical capitals of the world. Soul Sound Revue is perfect for weddings, corporate functions, holiday parties, or any event that requires a high energy dance band to keep guests dancing from the first down beat to the last
Professional, sophisticated, fun and entertaining. Our six piece band features both male and female voices backed by a group of exceptionally talented musicians. Contact us today to receive our promo kit that includes a complete description of our entertainment services, video, song list and reference letters.
Sugarfoot is one of Boston's hottest new club and function bands. Their brand of R and B and funk has been packing nightclubs for the last few years, and now they're bring their energy to weddings and functions across New England. Contact us for more info.
The Coronados are a six piece dance band featuring guitar, bass, drums, trombone, saxophone and vocals. Led by dynamic front man Jay Jacques, The Coronados play a wide array of dinner and dance tunes from the past 70 years of American popular music.
"The most requested local artist on my blues show"...Bill Smith WBOS 92.9. Toni Lynn Washington is an undiscovered local treasure whose rich musical history includes live performances and recordings with some of the most significant artists in R&B and Blues history. Toni's credits include her own early recordings on the Conti Label of Atlantic Records out of New Orleans, where she was included amongst other notables such as Irma Thomas, Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas, Johnny Adams, and Jean Knight.
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 !
Big band sound from a three piece band. This band has two guys and a gal singer. Both guys double on instruments (including sax), and they augment their sound with the latest technological innovations. For the sound of an eight piece band for the price of three, let Vic Paul Express entertain your guests.