Jefferson Tarc Bus

Why book Jefferson Tarc Bus?

JEFFERSON TARC BUS is to Louisville's rock scene what Jim Beam is to whiskey - the best there is to offer at a great price. Being veteran rockers of several bands, Dave Moody, Wyndell Williams, Jack Brizendine and Steven O'Reilly set out to entertain like the big bands they grew up on. JTB believes in a "BIG DUMB ROCK" Mentality ... meaning that they bring an arena rock show into a bar setting. This band works hard, enjoy what they do, and they do it well. They play everything from Kiss and AC/DC to Hank Jr. and Merle Haggard. JTB has a "no boundaries" attitude, they do it all. Pure energy, pure entertainment and pure rock and roll is what you get at a JEFFERSON TARC BUS show!



March Madness 4th Street Live

I had a customer in from CANADA for the GAMES at the YUM Center, and so on Friday Night we decided to check out the scene at 4th Street Live. Let me just say, that I had never seen the band before, and what I witnessed was very impressive. Not only did DUKE go down to LEHIGH that night on a big screen right behind them, but this band BROUGHT IT! 80's Hard Rock they way it was meant to be played and performed. Hit after Hit, and done in a GREAT WAY! This is not a typical cover band. These boys are very talented, and the crowd that night was loving it! I will look to see these guys again very soon!

Reviewer: John J.
Event: Festival in Louisville, KY
Event Date: Mar 16, 2012

THE best cover band in Louisville!

I have to say a band that can not only hold its own in every song they do but a bunch of the nicest guys you could meet. I've been a fan for two years and have introduced them to friends every chance I get. My heart will forever beat for Jefferson Tarc Bus!

Reviewer: Jennifer C.
Event: Festival in Louisville, KY
Event Date: Mar 17, 2012

Best Cover Band in Louisville

JTB is the best cover band in Lvl. If I have an opportunity to go out on the town, then I want to know where they are playing. This band never dissapoints and is ALWAYS entertaining and comical. Not to mention they play the best music! I have been a fan for 9+ years. These guys are also the most generous band around they have huge hearts and do wonderful things for the community!

Reviewer: Trichia R.
Event: Bar/Lounge in Louisville, KY
Event Date: Mar 3, 2012

JTB is a blast to rock with!

JTB is definitely one of my favorite bands! They are always very energized & everyone is on their feet dancing, rocking & singing with this band. I never mind the 2 hour drive to see them & several of my Cincinnati friends love JTB too.

Reviewer: Julie A.
Event: Club/Nightclub in Louisville, KY
Event Date: Oct 29, 2011

Jefferson Tarc Bus is a great party band.

I was rather amused when "the boys" met-up at my club - they exchanged hello’s, high-fives, hugs and smiles…as if they haven’t seen each other in a month, yet I knew they had played together just the night before, it had been maybe eight hours since they had seen each other.

Strange as it may seem, this is one of the elements that I think makes JTB so strong on stage. They are as close as any family, and sometimes fight like one. They truly are brothers in arms, a gang perhaps, maybe the boss’s of the Louisville Rock Mafia. Whatever you call it, it makes for a great stage show. “Arena rock in a bar” as Dave says.

JTB comes in two styles of fun, “Regular” and “Unleaded” as I like to call it. The regular is the full band, (Arena Rock in a Bar) and the unleaded is an acoustic version. It is hard to say which I enjoy more as they are both really different, the song selection, the crowds, the venue’s…all different. The one thing that remains constant is; of course, the fun. The acoustic set-up really showcases the talent of Tarc Bus as without the benefit of a screaming Gibson or Fender Strat, they still deliver a strong, passionate and powerful performance.

The regular show is where the wheels of the bus go ‘round and ‘round; or perhaps more appropriately, where the wheels come off the Tarc Bus! Their act is tight; there are no breaks in between songs, no guitar player tuning for the 100th time, no drummer doing whatever it is that drummers do, just on to the next song - JTB is what I imagine that Van Halen would have been like on stage in the early days at the Whisky before they got famous.

If you own a club, load up on beer and Jägermeister, give your daughter the night off, and book this band. If you are going to a club to "catch the Bus"; who themselves proclaim that the more you drink, the better they sound, make sure you take a cab!!

Priced Fairly
Reviewer: Tim ". S.
Organization: Cheif Party Officer, Kentucky Derby
Event: Bar/Lounge in Louisville, KY
Event Date: Mar 2, 2012
Hired As: Cover Band

PACKED them in and kept the crowed drinking!

Where ever these guys are, they pack them in. They keep the party atmosphere going all night. The bartenders had a hard time keeping up!! Its always a good $$$$ night when I have JTB playing.

Priced Fairly
Reviewer: RP
Organization: RP
Event: Bar/Lounge in Louisville, KY
Event Date: Apr 8, 2011
Hired As: Cover Band

Why hire JTB?

Because they are the most entertaining, rocking group of guys around this area. Whether playing the electric or acoustic set these guys bring it every show. My wife and I choose where to spend our weekends and money largely based upon "where" JTB is this weekend.

Reviewer: G N.
Event: Club/Nightclub in Louisville, KY
Event Date: Mar 24, 2012

One of if not the BEST band I have ever seen!!

Have seen these guys a couple times and they are without a doubt one of the best bands I have seen. Very high energy. All members are very entertaining each in their own way! A MUST see if you get a chance!! Can't wait 'till my next time!!

Reviewer: Max S.
Event: Bar/Lounge in Louisville, KY
Event Date: Jan 21, 2012

JTB Rocks!!

I have had the chance to see JTB a couple of times and both times it was an amazing show!! These guys are high energy and entertaining!! They rock and every song is a hit!! I love their shows!!!

Reviewer: Sonya S.
Event: Bar/Lounge in Louisville, KY
Event Date: Feb 1, 2012

Rock out with Jefferson Tarc Bus!

These guys rock hard. If your looking for a GREAT time check this band out. I see them whenever life allows.

Reviewer: Kevin C.
Event: Bar/Lounge in Louisville, KY
Event Date: Mar 15, 2012

Jefferson Tarc Bus made the best day of my life even better!

I first saw JTB waaaaay back at the beginning- two drummers and one singer ago. To this day, they are still my go-to band in Louisville. When making plans for the weekend, my husband and I often check to see where JTB is playing before deciding where to go! The reason? These four guys (and the ones in previous incarnations of the band) are some of the most talented, fun, and genuinely nice guys I've ever met. Not only do they put on a kick ass show, involving the crowd, and getting everyone on their feet- they enjoy what they do, and it shows. They are also often involved in community projects- arranging benefit shows for friends, strangers, and even the members of our community who can't speak for themselves (they raised a ton of money for No Kill Louisville!).

When my husband proposed to me about 6 years ago, and we started discussing our wedding plans, our first thought was "We need a band!" There was no debating or questioning who that band would be. These guys have been not only entertainers, but friends to us over the years, and it was a natural choice. As the wedding drew near, there was some worry about how the band situation would play out, as the guys were on a break. (Very stressful to a bride who's wedding was themed around the band!) But these guys were complete pros- everyone was in attendance, even bringing along an EXTRA band member, and they rocked it out! (Friends and family are still talking about it almost 4 years later!)

So I guess what I'm trying to say, in my long-winded review, is that these guys absolutely ROCK! If you need a band- for whatever (they are very family friendly, too!)- these are your guys!

Priced Fairly
Reviewer: Dana M. L.
Organization: Jinxed Studios
Event: Wedding Reception in Pleasureville, KY
Event Date: Sep 13, 2008
Hired As: Cover Band, Wedding Band

Steeler Nation Rock off!!!!

This bunch of fellows played at Heinz field in the "great hall" and I just wanted to say that they got the steeler nation going pretty good at the game......I thought there acdc and crazy train numbers were awesome, the percussionist took his playing way "over the edge" and would give Neal Purt a run for his money, way to go guys, my wife and I were very impressed!!!!! Steelers 35 Bengals 7.......

Reviewer: Mike H.
Event: Competition in Connellsville, PA
Event Date: Dec 4, 2011

Best Louisville Rock Band

I have seen JTB on several occasions. They are the most energetic and entertaining band I have ever witnessed on a small scale. I have seen them twice at the KY State Fair and had the best times of my life with them. They had the whole crowd going wild and having a blast.

Reviewer: Carolyn G.
Event: Club/Nightclub in Louisville, KY
Event Date: Oct 30, 2010

Love seeing them before the Steelers games!

I saw Jefferson Tarc Bus play twice before Pittsburgh Steelers games. They have so much energy and play hit after hit!! Beyond being very talented musically,they are very entertaining! They really know how to get everyone in the crowd dancing and having a good time.

Reviewer: Angela G.
Event: Sporting Event in Pittsburgh, PA
Event Date: Nov 10, 2011


These guys ROCK! They don't waste time, they fill every moment of stage time with in-your-face rock n roll. I've seen JTB many times and they never disappoint.

Drop everything and take a ride on the Bus.

Reviewer: TheBeardedWonder
Event: Club/Nightclub in Louisville, KY
Event Date: Aug 19, 2011


Jefferson Tarc Bus is an awesome and entertaining band. The band members do a wonderful job. These guys are fun, energetic, outgoing, great music, great people, the whole package, they have AMAZING stage presence. You won’t want the night to end!!! We are truly fans of theirs and watch them anytime we can. Anyone who enjoys good music should attend at least one show, it will not be your last, I promise you this…… This group is amazing!!!

Reviewer: Missy &. R.
Event: Bar/Lounge in Louisville, KY
Event Date: Nov 10, 2011

Jefferson Tarc Bus Does Not Suck! They ROCK!!

It's not often that one finds a cover band that doesn't suck! Well, I'm here to tell you that if you are looking for a Band that is Fun, has Years of Experience, Plays everything from A to Z, then you've found one with J.T.B. (Jefferson Tarc Bus) We have followed this Band for several years now. We have caught shows at the KY State Fair, the Chow Wagon's for Derby, local Bars, and Private Parties. Never have we been disappointed! Do yourself a favor and catch these guys soon. The Drummer has Mad Skills on the Skins, The Bass Player brings it every gig, the guitar player and front man complete what I think is one of the Best Bands currently playing in the Louisville area!! Check them out! You will not be disappointed!

Reviewer: Deeno
Event: Bar/Lounge in Louisville, KY
Event Date: Oct 29, 2011

Booking Info

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We are a very high energy band. We generally play four one hour sets. You can see us in action at

The team providing the talent:

Dave Moody

Bass, Vocals

Jack Brizendine


Steven O'Reilly


Wyndell Williams

Guitar, Vocals

Set List

Title Artist

You Shook Me All Night Long AC/DC
Highway to Hell AC/DC
Cuts Like a Knife Bryan Adams
Der Kommissar After the Fire
Dixieland Delight Alabama
Would Alice in Chains
Man in the Box Alice in Chains
Feel Like Makin Love Bad Company
Can't Get Enough Bad Company
Some Kind of Wonderful Bad Company
Fight for Your Right Beastie Boys
Hard Day's Night Beatles
Hard to Handle Black Crowes
Dead or Alive Bon Jovi
You Give Love a Bad Name Bon Jovi
Let’s Dance David Bowie
Friends in Low Places Garth Brooks
Neon Moon Brooks & Dunn
Crazy Bitch Buck Cherry
Holiday Road Lindsey Buckingham
Word Up Cameo
Ring of Fire Johnny Cash
Folsum Prison Johnny Cash
I Want You to Want Me Cheap Trick
Surrender Cheap Trick
Never Even Called Me By My Name David Allan Coe
Long Haired Country Boy David Allan Coe
Eighteen Alice Cooper
Hurts so Good John Cougar
Sunshine of Your Love Cream
Bad Moon Rising Creedence Clearwater Revival
Pour Some Sugar on Me Def Leppard
Cover of the Rolling Stone Dr. Hook
Roadhouse Blues The Doors
Santa Monica Everclear
Drift Away Dolby Gray
Keep Your Hands to Yourself Georgia Satellites
Sweet Child of Mine Guns n Roses
I Want a New Drug Huey Lewis & the News
Rebel Yell Billy Idol
What You Need INXS
Centerfold J. Geils Band
Billie Jean Michael Jackson
Been Caught Stealin Jane’s Addiction
Cold Hearted Bitch Jet
Are You Gonna Be My Girl Jet
I Love Rock n Roll Joan Jett
You May Be Right Billy Joel
All Summer Long Kid Rock
Cowboy Kid Rock
Bawitaba Kid Rock
Shout it Out Loud KISS
I Wanna Rock n Roll All Nite KISS
Are You Gonna Go My Way Lenny Kravitz
Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sex and Candy Marcy's Playground
Looks that Kill Motley Crue
Too Young to Fall in Love Motley Crue
Dr. Feelgood Motley Crue
Shout at the Devil Motley Crue
Joker Steve Miller Band
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Suspicious Minds Elvis Presley
Wagon Wheel Old Crow Medicine Show
Crazy Train Ozzy Osbourne
Mustang Sally Wilson Pickett
Another Brick in the Wall Pink Floyd
Every Rose Has It's Thorn Poison
Talk Dirty to Me Poison
Let's Go Crazy Prince
She Hates Me Puddle of Mudd
Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
Another One Bites the Dust Queen
Metal Health Quiet Riot
Blitzkrieg Bop Ramones
Round and Round Ratt
Maggie May Rod Stewart
Honky Tonk Woman Rolling Stones
Rock You Like a Hurricane Scorpions
Cumbersome Seven Mary Three
Don't You Forget About Me Simple Minds
Dancing in the Dark Bruce Springsteen
Everybody Wants You Billy Squier
Santaria Sublime
What I Got Sublime
Signs Tesla
867-5309 (Jenny) Tommy Tutone
I Wanna Rock Twisted Sister
With or Without You U2
Ain't Talkin' Bout Love Van Halen
You Really Got Me Van Halen
Dance the Night Away Van Halen
Ice Cream Man Van Halen
Blister in the Sun Violent Femmes
Low Rider War
Beverly Hills Weezer
Mama's Got a Squeezebox The Who
Family Tradition Hank Williams, Jr.
Tush ZZ Topp

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 Jefferson Tarc Bus to find out what their setup requirements are.

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