Dear Jon

Why book Dear Jon?

DEAR JON is a Classic Rock cover band, touring for the past decade, providing outstanding rock n roll entertainment for: weddings, parties, corporate events, festivals, casinos, church groups, birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas and New Year, as well as innumerable pubs and clubs (clients include The Queen Mary, Disney Hotel, LAPD, Long Beach Aquarium, Gas Company, more; venues include hotel chains (Marriott, Ramada, etc.), Globe Theater, Santa Monica Pier, Dodger Stadium Club, more).
We work with your budget; play your favorite songs; can provide jazz or strings; based in LA - can travel anywhere.
Check off "entertainment" on your to-do list - you've found it! Contact DEAR JON!

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Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 45 - 240 minutes
  • Fee: $500 -- $5000
  • Languages: English

Overview

DEAR JON pays tribute to the bands that were the soundtrack of our generation. Hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s to the present: Stones, Bowie, Bad Company, Queen, ZZ Top, Aerosmith, Skynyrd, Beatles, Tom Petty, Creedence, SRV, Hendrix, Doobies, Allmans, etc. We can lean harder on Priest, Sabbath and Purple, or take it easy with Neil Diamond, JamesTaylor and INXS. We can take it to the 60s with The Drifters, Temptations and Elvis; the 80s with Bon Jovi, Robert Palmer or The Cult; or move up to the 2000s with Green Day, Train or 3 Doors Down.

On your special day (whether it's your wedding, anniversary or your business meeting) we want to perform the song that means the most to you. So if you do not see that song in our complete song list, request it in advance and we are happy to perform it at your event.

DEAR JON want to ensure that you walk away from your event with all your energy spent, or the feeling that your dollars were well spent for your guests' enjoyment. We are not one of those slick agency cabaret bands that has no beating heart. Yes, we can provide the classical ensemble, and yes, we can dress in matching suits for your upscale event, but at its core, DEAR JON is a rock band - whose first job is to ROCK you. Excitement, energy and audience participation. Your event will be remembered! We guarantee it!

Additional Booking Notes

All our performance conditions are listed in detail on our Hiring Agreement, such as stage size, outdoor conditions, etc.
Please contact Jon Dunmore, Manager, for further details regarding your event.

Dear Jon

Welcome to our listing on Gig Salad. DEAR JON is a Classic Rock cover band for all occasions. From upscale weddings to rowdy parties, Dear Jon brings an excitement and energy to your special event that makes you glad you hired a rock band instead of a DJ or one of those slick agency bands with no vibe.

Jon Dunmore (Dear Jon Manager) will work closely with you (or your event coordinator) to plan all details (arrival, load-in times, stage area, etc.) including choosing a songlist best suited to your guests. The core of the band is a solid four-piece rock band (drums, bass, guitar and vocals), but we can add female vocals, keyboards, etc. as required for your event. DEAR JON can also provide a jazz combo for your dinner/cocktails, or a string quartet for your wedding ceremony, etc. to make your event a success from start to finish.

DEAR JON is based in Los Angeles CA and available to travel anywhere. Availability and price quotes provided to you within 24 hours of verbal contact.

Our price quotes are very competitive, and there are no "starting prices" because each Client's needs are totally different. We will work with your budget!

DEAR JON covers all the best rock from the '60s to the present. Your favorite song is in our set list -- and if it's not, request it for your special event.

As you can see by our many and varied pictures/performances, we can suit up or dress down, to match your event.

An Entertainment Machine for your dinner, dancing and drinks; well organized, personable and reliable. We understand your to-do list for your event is time-consuming and worrisome. But check off "entertainment" -- you've found it! Contact DEAR JON now!

The team providing the talent:

Jon Dunmore

Vocals, Keyboards

John DePatie

Guitar

Phil Smith

Drums, Vocals

Burgie

Bass, Vocals

Set List

20TH CENTURY BOY, T-Rex
ACTION, Sweet
ADDICTED TO LOVE, Robert Palmer
AIN'T THAT A SHAME, Cheap Trick
AIN'T TOO PROUD TO BEG, The Temptations
ALWAYS ON MY MIND, Willie Nelson
AMERICAN GIRL, Tom Petty
AMERICAN PIE, Don McLean
ANARCHY IN THE UK, Sex Pistols
ARE YOU GONNA GO MY WAY?, Lenny Kravitz
BAD CASE OF LOVIN YOU, Robert Palmer
BAD MOON RISING, Creedence Clearwater Revival
BAD TO THE BONE, George Thorogood
BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO, Beatles
BASKET CASE, Green Day
BIG BOTTOM, Spinal Tap
BLITZKRIEG BOP, Ramones
BLUE SUEDE SHOES, Elvis Presley
BOOGIE SHOES, KC Sunshine Band
BORN TO BE WILD, Steppenwolf
BREAKIN THE LAW, Judas Priest
BRICK HOUSE, Commodores
BROWN SUGAR, Rolling Stones
BROWN-EYED GIRL, Van Morrison
BURNING LOVE, Elvis Presley
BYE BYE LOVE, Everly Brothers
CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE, Bad Company
CAPTAIN JACK, Billy Joel
CAT SCRATCH FEVER , Ted Nugent
CHERRY CHERRY, Neil Diamond
CHINA GROVE, Doobie Bros.
CLOSING TIME, Semisonic
COCAINE, J.J. Cale
COLD SHOT, Stevie Ray Vaughn
CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE, Queen
CROSSROADS, Cream
CRUSH, Dave Mathews
DANCING QUEEN, Abba
DON'T BE CRUEL, Cheap Trick
DON'T STOP THINKIN ABOUT TOMORROW, Fleetwood Mac
DON'T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME, Simple Minds
DOWN ON THE CORNER, Creedence Clearwater Revival
DRIFT AWAY, Dobie Gray
EVEN FLOW, Pearl Jam
EVERLASTING LOVE, Carl Carlton
EVERY ROSE HAS ITS THORN, Poison
FAITH, George Michael
FALL TO PIECES, Velvet Revovler
FEEL LIKE MAKIN LOVE, Bad Company
FLY ME TO THE MOON, Frank Sinatra
FREEBIRD, Lynyrd Skynyrd
FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES, Garth Brooks
GET IT ON (BANG A GONG), T-Rex
GIMME THREE STEPS, Lynyrd Skynyrd
GIVE A LITTLE BIT, Supertramp
GIVE PEACE A CHANCE, Beatles
GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY, Little Richard
HANGING BY A MOMENT, Life House
HARD TO HANDLE, Black Crowes
HARDER TO BREATHE, Maroon 5
HEART OF GLASS, Blondie
HEY JOE, Jimi Hendrix
HEY YA, Outkast
HONKY TONK WOMEN, Rolling Stones
HOT CHILD IN THE CITY, Nick Gilder
HOUND DOG, Elvis Presley
HOUSE IS ROCKIN, Stevie Ray Vaughn
HOW SWEET IT IS, James Taylor
HURTS SO GOOD, John Mellencamp
I DON'T WANNA BE, Gavin deGraw
I FEEL GOOD, James Brown
I RAN, Flock of Seagulls
I WANNA BE SEDATED, Ramones
I WILL SURVIVE, Gloria Gaynor
I'M A BELIEVER, Monkees
IF YOU DON'T LOVE ME, Pete Droge
IT'S MY LIFE, Bon Jovi
IT'S SO EASY, Guns N Roses
JEAN GENIE, David Bowie
JENNY 867-5309, Tommy Tutone
JET AIRLINER, Steve Miller
JOE FABULOUS, Bad Company
JOHNNY B. GOODE, Chuck Berry
JUMPING JACK FLASH, Rolling Stones
JUST CANT GET ENOUGH, Depeche Mode
KEEP ON ROCKIN IN THE FREE WORLD, Neiil Young
KEEP YOUR HANDS TO YOURSELF, Georgia Satellites
KNOCKIN ON HEAVEN'S DOOR, Bob Dylan
KRYPTONITE, Three Doors Down
LET IT BE, The Beatles
LET'S GET IT ON, Marvin Gaye
LIFE IS A HIGHWAY, Rascal Flatts
LIVIN' ON A PRAYER, Bon Jovi
LIVING AFTER MIDNIGHT, Judas Priest
LOLA, Kinks
LOUIE LOUIE, Kingsmen, The
LOVE REMOVAL MACHINE, The Cult
MAGIC CARPET RIDE, Steppenwolf
MAMMA MIA, Abba
MARY JANE'S LAST DANCE, Tom Petty
MIDDLE, THE, Jimmy Eat World
MIDNIGHT HOUR, Wilson Pickett
MONY MONY, Tommy James
MUSTANG SALLY, The Commitments
MY GENERATION, The Who
MY GIRL, The Temptations
MY WAY, Frank Sinatra
NA NA HEY HEY (KISS HIM GOODBYE), Steam
OLD TIME ROCK AND ROLL, Bob Seger
ONE HEADLIGHT, Wallflowers
PARANOID, Black Sabbath
PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC, Wild Cherry
PRIDE AND JOY, Stevie Ray Vaughn
PUMP IT UP, Elvis Costello
PURPLE HAZE, Jimi Hendrix
PURPLE RAIN, Prince
RAMBLIN MAN, Alllman Bros
RED HOUSE, Jimi Hendrix
RESPECT, Aretha Franklin
RING RING, Abba
RIVER OF DREAMS, Billy Joel
ROADHOUSE BLUES, The Doors
ROCK & ROLL (Zep), Led Zeppelin
ROCK AND ROLL ALL NIGHT, Kiss
ROCK AND ROLL FANTASY, Bad Company
ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC, Beatles
ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK, Bill Haley & The Comets
ROCK STEADY, Bad Company
ROSALIE, Thin Lizzy
SAN DIMAS HIGH SCHOOL RULES, The Ataris
SATISFACTION, Rolling Stones
SAVE ME SAN FRANSCISCO, Train
SAVE THE LAST DANCE , Drifters
SAW HER STANDING THERE, Beatles
SHARP DRESSED MAN , ZZ Top
SHE'S A LADY, Tom Jones
SHOOTING STAR, Bad Company
SLIPPIN AND A-SLIDIN, Little Richard
SMOKE ON THE WATER, Deep Purple
SMOKIN IN THE BOYS ROOM, Motley Crue
SOUL MAN, Blues Brothers
SQUEEZEBOX, The Who
STAND BY ME, Ben E. King
STAY WITH ME, Rod Stewart
STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU, Stealer's Wheel
SUFFRAGETTE CITY, David Bowie
SUPERSTITION, Stevie Wonder
SURRENDER, Cheap Trick
SWEET EMOTION, Aerosmith
SWEET HOME ALABAMA, Lynyrd Skynyrd
SWEET HOME CHICAGO, Blues Brothers
SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL , Rolling Stones
TAKIN CARE OF BUSINESS, Bachman turner Overdrive
TALK TO YA LATER, Tubes
THAT THING YOU DO, Wonders
THAT'S THE WAY I LIKE IT, KC Sunshine Band
THUNDERKISS '65, White Zombie
TIDE IS HIGH, Blondie
TIE YOUR MOTHER DOWN, Queen
TUSH, ZZ Top
TUTTI FRUTTI, Little Richard
TWO PINA COLADAS, Garth Brooks
UNDER THE BOARDWALK, Drifters
VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR, Buggles / Presidents of US
VOODOO CHILE, Jimi Hendrix
WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE, Bon Jovi
WE'RE AN AMERICAN BAND, Grand Funk Railroad
WEREWOLVES OF LONDON, Warren Zevon
WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD, Louis Armstrong
WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU, The Romantics
WHATEVER YOU WANT, Status Quo
WHAT'S GOIN' ON, Marvin Gaye
WHEN I COME AROUND, Green Day
WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN GOIN ON, Jerry Lee Lewis
WILD THING , The Troggs
WON'T GET FOOLED AGAIN, The Who
YOU GOT ANOTHER THING COMIN, Judas Priest
YOU REALLY GOT ME, Van Halen
YOU'RE SIXTEEN, Ringo Starr
YOU'RE SO SQUARE, Elvis Presley
ZIGGY STARDUST, David Bowie

Influences & Inspiration

DEAR JON pays tribute to the bands that were the soundtrack of our generation. Hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s to the present: Stones, Bowie, Bad Company, Queen, ZZ Top, Aerosmith, Skynyrd, Beatles, Tom Petty, Creedence, SRV, Hendrix, Doobies, Allmans, etc. We can lean harder on Priest, Sabbath and Purple, or take it easy with Neil Diamond, JamesTaylor and INXS. We can take it to the 60s with The Drifters, Temptations and Elvis; the 80s with Bon Jovi, Robert Palmer or The Cult; or move up to the 2000s with Green Day, Train or 3 Doors Down.

Setup Requirements

Power outlet 110V

Stage area 15ft x 15ft (225 square feet)

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