Absolutely Jack

Why book Absolutely Jack?

Absolutely Jack is a band dedicated to delivering the finest in dance-rock entertainment for your corporate retreat, party or fundraiser. We deliver tunes that are simply irresistible, and whose appeal spans the generations. We are experienced, reliable, and fun, and we know how to work with event planners and corporate meeting planners. Our goal is to give you a great party or event - one that your employees, customers and guests will rave about.

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Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 60 - 180 minutes
  • Fee: $1000-2500
  • Languages: English, French

Overview

Every song we play is greeted with "oh! I love that song!" which leads people to get up and start dancing and singing. The best compliment we received was "when are you coming back?"

Past Booked Events

09/08/13 Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope - Toronto
11/18/12 50th Birthday Party, Toronto
08/25/12 Client Appreciation Party, Toronto
10/22/11 Client Appreciation Party - Toronto
07/30/11 The Eton House, Toronto
07/30/11 Eton House, Toronto
06/24/11 The Eton House, Toronto
06/18/11 40th Birthday Party - Oakville, Ontario
05/28/11 The Eton House, Toronto
05/26/11 Paramedics Benefit show - Toronto
05/15/11 Goodlife Toronto Marathon
04/02/11 Japan Tsunami Benefit - Toronto
03/19/11 Fireside Culture Week - Toronto
09/12/10 Fundraiser - The Rockpile, Toronto
09/09/10 Perk Café - Toronto

Absolutely Jack

Basically we're a feel-good band for people who remember and love the upbeat music of the 1970’s and 80’s, and for those who have recently discovered the catchy hooks, great lyrics and powerful vibe of the music that ruled the FM airwaves at that time. We play artists such as Neil Diamond, Elvis, the Stray Cats, and The Pretenders, Elton John, George Michael, the Proclaimers and Tom Jones, just to name a few; music that spans the generations, where every tune is greeted with “Oh I love that song,”and where people take pleasure in joining in, singing along and dancing.

We also know how to play the way you want us to be heard:

Do your guests want to eat and talk? Then we'll be quiet. We play a great collection of familiar, low key tunes - soft rock and light jazz standards - that will form a pleasant, unobtrusive background for your guests' conversations or early mingling.

Do your guests want to dance? Then let's dance! Our sets contain long seamless stretches of dance hits from the 60's through the disco era, the 80's 90's and today, to get people moving, having fun and feeling hot hot hot!

Do your guests want something special? If you have a special tune - something that will mean a great deal to your guests or guest of honor, then let us know. Our talented musicians will pick it up quickly and present it at just the right time. Do you want to make a speech? Present an award? Or just sing along. Hey, you can do that too!

The songlist here on GigSalad displays just a few of the titles we play. We treat each gig as a serious business engagement, meaning we will meet with you in person, by phone or by Skype to learn more about your needs and favourite tunes. We will then build an event around you. We show up prepared, ready and properly dressed, and we make sure that our performance reflects the theme of your evening. We have sound technicians, a small road crew, and we always stay in touch, from the moment you first make a connection with us here on GigSalad, through to the event itself and our evaluation follow-up.

So don't let the small tune list fool you. It's there to show you the types of music we play most: pleasant, familiar and fun. The specific tunes will be something we will work on together.

We are based in Toronto, and are available to play anywhere in the Greater Toronto area, including Niagara and Cottage County.

Set List

We play a wide variety of tunes that are upbeat favourites, enjoyable by all generations. Previous performances have included:

Crunchy Granola - Neil Diamond
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
You May Be Right - Billy Joel
I'm A Believer - Smash Mouth
Little Less Conversation - Elvis Presley
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
What I Like About You - The Romantics
These Boots Are Made for Walking - Nancy Sinatra
It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones
Crocodile Rock - Elton John
Fire - Pointer Sisters
Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
Get Down Tonight - KC and the Sunshine Band
Rock Me Gently - Andy Kim
Faith - George Michael
Don’t Get Me Wrong - The Pretenders
Bang The Drum All Day - Todd Rundgren
Pump It Up - Elvis Costello
Running Down a Drea, - Tom Petty
Five Hundred Miles - The Proclaimers
Hot, Hot, Hot - Buster Poindexter
Knock On Wood - Donna Summer
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Shout Blues Brothers
Rock This Town - Stray Cats
My Own Way to Rock - Burton Cummings
Oh What a Night - December 1963 - Franki Valli
Jump, Jive and Wail - Brian Setzer
Your Mama Don't Dance - Loggins & Messina
Some Kinda Wonderful - Grand Funk Railroad
Would I Lie To You - Eurythmics
Home for a Rest - Spirit of the West
Birthday - The Beatles
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash

We have played others, and we can play others. You name it!

Influences & Inspiration

The Beatles, Motown, KC and the Sunshine Band, Jimmy Buffett - we play tunes from the 70's and 80's mostly - and we like these bands because they always look like they are having a great time (well, the early Beatles did). We believe that it is important to deliver a really great feeling along with high-quality tunes. Our energy and good feeling is contagious and helps bring a crowd alive and lets them let their hair down, relax and have fun.

Setup Requirements

From a simple chair to full-blown stage and lighting, there are certain configurations and needs that many performers and service providers require in order to provide the best possible experience at your event. Get a free quote request to check with Absolutely Jack to find out what their setup requirements are.

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