When you book an event with the Bob Gray Orchestra, you get a 100% effort on our part. The band has never had negative feedback following an event. We also go the extra mile in helping to plan an event to make sure everything is satisfactory and pleasing to our clients.
Here is what our satisfied clients are saying about our performances.
Re:Concert/Dance at Stubbs Park in Centerville:
Comments to the city included:
Best band yet! Please heave them perform often! Very good!
This band is wonderful
Love this band
They were great
Re:Springfield Symphony Fundraiser at Kuss Auditorium:
I don’t know if anyone has “officially” said anything to you or any of the band members about your gig with us last Saturday, but we had dozens of positive comments about the band! Everybody loved the music. Much appreciated was the diversity of musical styles, the inclusion of some rock/pop stuff, and the great musicianship. Thanks very much to you and all the guys!
You & your band are the best!!! Thank you for the great time!
Re: Wedding Reception at Piqua Country Club:
As you could tell, the band was a great hit...it's amazing how few people get to hear a live horn band anymore, and a very good one helps a lot also...we've had lots of compliments about the band, so hopefully there will be a reference or two come out of it.
Great job, thanks again
Re: Wedding Reception at Roberts Centre in Wilmington:
Here is what the bride wrote to the booker of the event:
Please share this with the rest of the band members. Mike and I wanted to thank the orchestra for making our wedding reception a memorable one. We have received many compliments from our guests about how great the music was and we feel the same way. Also, you did a fabulous job with "Always". Thanks again for pulling that arrangement together so quickly...it was beautiful.
Re: Wedding Reception Follow Up at the Xenia Legacy Center:
Here is what the bride wrote to the booker of the event:
I just wanted to let you know that Dave & I were very impressed with the Bob Gray Orchestra!! We are so happy that we selected them as the band to play at our wedding. Many of our guests have shared that they enjoyed the music. In fact, all of us ended up staying later than we thought because we were having such a good time. Dave & I were also impressed with the service and help that you and the band provided us prior to the wedding. Thanks so much for your professionalism and talent. We have and will continue to recommend the band to others. Thanks for making our day great!
Re: Wedding Reception Follow Up at the Courtyard by Marriott in Springfield:
I think what we enjoyed so much about the band was the great music that was played ... everybody was dancing. I feel like you really take your chances with a DJ. I've been to too many wedding receptions where the little kids and older aunts and uncles and grandparents are sitting there watching the "twenty somethings" dance to really bad "bar" music. A wedding reception isn't the place for that. I also thought you guys did a great job keeping everything moving by announcing everything. A lot of times people miss things because they didn't know what was taking place when. We've heard from so many of our guests how much they enjoyed our reception and the band was the biggest part of that. Please feel free to contact Nick or myself for a reference anytime, we've already mentioned you to a couple of folks in our area. Thank you again for making our reception so enjoyable for us and our guests!
Re: Wedding Reception Follow Up at the Graystone Winery in Columbus:
Everyone loved the band . I feel that the music was the highlight of the whole party.
Some comments from a New Years Eve dinner/dance at the Courtyard By Marriott in Springfield:
"Excellent choice of the band and their music"
"Loved the Band"
"We liked the band very much-very well done"
"We liked the band-if they come back next year, so will we and bring friends with us"
Bob Gray: Alto Sax, Clarinet, Flute
Tom Billing: Trombone, Flute
Reg Richwine: Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Al Parr: Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Rick Anderson: Trombone, Vocals
Denver Seifried: Bass Trombone
Ron Meyer: Keyboard
Chuck Young: Guitar, Vocals
Steve Chenoweth: Electric Bass
Don Donnett: Drums
We have been influenced by the great bands of the past including Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and many others. We also have been influenced by the great classic rock groups and play the music of the Temptations, Van Morrison, and others.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 60 - 240 minutes
An audience member can expect to hear a great band performing well. Dance tempos are set exactly to fit the style of the given tune. This is a result of years of experience. The band will sound like a big band even though it has 10 players since the music is tailor made for this goal. The band does not waste time between tunes or take extended intermissions as we came to play and to please. We have never had negative feedback and have played lots of wedding receptions, club dates, and ballroom dances.
We need eight chairs for our members (armless). We need a power outlet within 50 feet to hook up to. Our stage dimensions are 20 feet across and 16 feet deep.
Jump - Jive and Wail
New York - NY
Sing - Sing
You Can Tell Me Goodbye - Casinos
Spanish Eyes - Rhumba
Tea for Two Cha-Cha - Cha cha
String of Pearls - Glenn Miller
Woodchopper's Ball - Woody Herman
Could I Have This Dance - Anne Murray
Tennessee Waltz - Patty Page
Unforgettable - Nat Cole
In the Mood - Glenn Miller
A Train - Ellington
It Don't Mean A Thing - Ellington
Hernando's Hideaway - Tango
Too Fat Polka - Polka
Stardust - Artie Shaw
Sing Sing Sing - Gene Krupa
Sentimental Journey - Les Brown
It Had to Be You - Harry Connick
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffet
My Girl - Temptations
What a Wonderful World - Louie Armstrong
Brown-eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Unchained Melody - Righteous Bros.
Jump Jive and Wail - Brian Setzer
Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
I Swear - John Michael Montgomery
Route 66 - Bobby Troup
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Your Mama Don't Dance - Loggins/Messina
Moondance - Van Morrison
Fly Me To the Moon - Frank Sinatra
Mack the Knife - Bobby Darren
Up a Lazy River - Bobby Darren
Brickhouse - Commodores
Bless the Broken Road - Rascal Flats
All of Me - Frank Sinatra
I've Got You Under My Skin - Frank Sinatra
Beyond the Sea - Bobby Darin
Take the A Train - Duke Ellington
Come Fly With Me - Frank Sinatra
My Way - Frank Sinatra
Zoot Suit Riot - Cherry Poppin Daddies
Sway - Michael Buble
Smooth - Carlos Santana
Save The Last Dance For Me - Michael Buble
The Way You Do The Things You Do - Temptations
Rock This Town - Brian Setzer
Old Time Rock & Roll - Bob Seger
Past Booked Dates:
12-31-2011 — Springfield Country Club, Springfield, OH
12-02-2011 — Moraine Country Club, Kettering, OH
10-01-2011 — Schuster Center, Dayton, OH
09-18-2011 — Dorothy Love Retirement Community, Sidney, OH
08-27-2011 — Casey's Restaurant, Springfield, OH
08-18-2011 — Riverscape, Dayton, OH
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