Lucky Penny

Why book Lucky Penny?

If you want your event to COME ALIVE with pro musicians, energy, and a true live sound you should talk to us! No one has a longer list of satisfied clients. We play in many settings -- weddings, corporate events, private parties, clubs. The readers of The Knot magazine and The Wedding voted Lucky Penny "2010 Best of Weddings" pick for West Florida and again in 2011.

We know how to engage your audience with every song researched to connect with your guests satisfying groups with a wide range of ages. We play everything from Elvis to Lady Gaga and your people WILL have fun and they WILL dance! Experienced pros with liability insurance, top equipment, and full lights.





Amazing Night

We hired Luck Penny for our daughter's wedding on March 1st 2014. We could not have picked a better band for our outdoor reception! They were amazing musicians and really kept the party going! Everyone had a great time - from age 5 to 95! Even people we never expected to dance got up and joined in thanks to the fun, danceable song selections! The band and sound crew were impeccable from set up to the closing song... Professional and talented! Thanks for the great memories!

Priced Fairly
Reviewer: Kelly R.
Event: Wedding Reception in Lake Placid, FL
Event Date: Mar 1, 2014
Hired As: Classic Rock Band, Dance Band, Wedding Band, Cover Band

Review by Cameron K.

Lucky Penny did an excellent job entertaining my guests at my Halloween party. The theme of the party was the 1980's, and Lucky Penny was able to provide plenty of music from that era. All of my guests commented about the performance of the band, and enjoyed dancing to the sounds of the 80's. The band was certainly professional, and very much wanted my party to be a success. I would recommend them for any occasion because they can bring a party to life.

Priced Fairly
Reviewer: Cameron K.
Event: Private Party in Tampa, FL
Event Date: Oct 23, 2010
Hired As: 1980s Era Entertainment

Booking Info

  • Fee: $1200 - $3500
  • Insurance: 2,000,000
  • Languages: English

Whether you hire Lucky Penny or another Cover Band for your Tampa event, we strongly recommend that all communication be kept on the Gig Salad booking platform as you book your Cover Band. When you do, we’re able to offer numerous benefits that we cannot guarantee if you take communication or deposit payment off the Gig Salad website. Our booking system is easy to use and handles secure deposit payments from you to the Tampa Cover Band of your choice.

Be sure that the quote/agreement your Cover Band sends you outlines performance fees, travel fees, extras, arrival and departure times, cancellation policy, insurance information and other applicable details.

The team providing the talent:

AJ Russo

Bass, Lead Vocals

Jim Hopes


Laine Melendy

Lead Singer

Joe Morgan


Al Giordano


Nalision Tavares



Lucky Penny is a fun, energetic and talented band. They were extremely professional and communicative before the event and even learned 2 songs that we requested. Everyone had a great time and commented repeatedly how much they loved the band. We will definitely have them back for next year's event.

– Stefani B

Great group! I would recommend to anyone. They were flexible, easy to work with and REALLY good

– Missi M

Lucky Penny did an excellent job. Everyone at our party enjoyed them and wanted to know who they were so they could hire them too. We can't wait to have another party and Lucky Penny will be a part of it!

– Scott Price

Lucky Penny is a really good party band. The party was a great success and a large part was due to the Lucky Penny Band. They are not only great performers but really nice people. If you want a quality Band, hire Lucky Penny! Darrell Pray St. Pete Beach, Florida

– Darelll Pray

We hired Lucky Penny for a casual corporate function. They were perfect; very professional and accomodating. They sounded great and the play list encompassed exactly what I was looking for at our event. I hope to book them again in the future.

– Cheryl P

couldn't have had a better experience with hiring a band for my Halloween party. Lucky Penny was excellent! Not only was their performance great, but they were also a very nice batch of guys. They were very responsive to my needs, dependable and actually went out of their way to add a song request to their playlist. What more could you ask for? My guests were very happy with the band and the music played. I received many compliments about their performance. I would certainly recommend them to anyone wanting a live band to perform at their event.

– Cameron K

I was very satisfied with Lucky Penny. They were very accomodating to all of our needs. Quite a few people that attended our party came up to me to specifically comment on how much they were enjoying the band.

– Kimberly H

In a time when getting great service from any company is next to impossible, the guys at Lucky Penny were beyond professional! They were extremely accommodating, had great follow-up, and certainly gave us more than our money's worth! Great music, friendly dudes, professional equipment, very impressive! Steve Spring Hill, Florida

– Steve G

The wedding was a blur and I don't remember much of the fine details but the one thing I do remember is everyone dancing their butts off. Lucky Penny did a fine job and we were very pleased.

– Tiffany W

My experience with Lucky Penny was great. I hired them to play for my husbands 30th birthday party. They arrived on time and their set up far exceeded what I had expected. The performances were great and they were very accommodating to everyone from the kids to the older folks. If I ever had a need for a band again I will definitely call on Lucky Penny.

– Courtney J

These guys were great. Very professional and talented and kept our event going for the duration. Would recommend for anyone looking for a fun group.

– Matt W

Lucky Penny performed at our event in front of thousands of patrons at the USF Sun Dome. Our patrons, sponsors and exhibitors loved them, very entertaining, great sound, very profesional. Would highly recommend for your next event, We'll have them back to entertain our crowds at future events. Great Job!

– David G

Lucky Penny was great! My guests had an awesome time! They were very accommodating and extremely nice. I would definitely hire them again!

– Nickole B

It was wonderful working with Lucky Penny. They were very accomadating and easy to wirk with. They even learned new songs for us. Would definitely recommend to a friend! (:

– Whitney M

We are located in Seattle, WA and hosted an event in Clearwater for Spring Training. I became aware of Lucky Penny only through Gig Masters and then researched their web site. I was completely blown away by their talent, willingness to work with our requests, and professionalism. They were FABULOUS! Our Founders are now wanting to fly Lucky Penny to Seattle for ALL of our events!!

– Kaite C

Working with Lucky Penny was a great experience. They played great music and kept up with the tempo of the evening. They were very accommodating with last minute schedule changes and even got involved with trying to raise some impromptu money towards the event. I would highly recommend Lucky Penny! -Annette N, Tampa, FL

– Annette N.

Set List

(867-5309) Jenny - Tommy Tutone
A Horse With No Name - America
A Pirate Looks at 40 - Jimmy Buffet
All For You - Sister Hazel
An American Girl - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Authority Song - John Cougar Mellencamp
Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Black Magic Woman - Santana
Blister In The Sun - Violent Femmes
Blue Bayou - Roy Orbison
Breakfast at Tiffany's - Deep Blue Something
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
Butterfly Kisses - Bob Carlisle
Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles
Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Cheeseburger In Paradise - Jimmy Buffet
Clocks - Cold Play
Come As You Are - Nirvana
Come Monday - Jimmy Buffet
Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
Crazy - Willie Nelson
Cuts Like a Knife - Bryan Adams
Dead Flowers - The Rolling Stones
Disarm - Smashing Pumpkins
Drift Away - Dobie Gray
Every Rose Has Its Thorns - Poison
Feelin' Alright - Joe Cocker
Flavor of the Week - American Hi-Fi
Friends In Low Places - Garth Brooks
Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)- Green Day
Hard To Handle - Black Crowes
Heaven - Los Lonely Boys
Here Without You - 3 Doors Down
Honky Tonk Woman - The Rolling Stones
Hotel California - The Eagles
If You Could Only See - Tonic
I'm a Believer - The Monkees
I'm Coming Home - Robert Earle Keen, Jr.
It's Now or Never - Elvis Presley
Keep Your Hands to Yourself - Georgia Satellites
Kryptonite - 3 Doors Down
Last Kiss - Pearl Jam
Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton
Let It Be - The Beatles
Lips Of An Angel - Hinder
Little Sister - Elvis Presley
Lola - The Kinks
Maragaritaville - Jimmy Buffet
Miracle Man - Elvis Costello
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
Never Say Goodbye - Bon Jovi
No Matter What - Badfinger
No Other Baby But You - Paul McCartney
Nowhere Bound - Steve Johnson
Patience - Guns 'N Roses
Peaceful, Easy Feeling - The Eagles
Pink Houses - John Cougar Mellencamp
Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughn
Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Purple Rain - Prince & the Revolution
R.O.C.K. In The USA - John Cougar Mellencamp
Real Life - Steve Johnson
Riders On A Storm - The Doors
Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
Runaway Train - Soul Asylum
She Hates Me - Puddle of Mud
Small Town - John Cougar Mellencamp
Some Kinda Wonderful - Grand Funk
Speak To Me/Breathe - Pink Floyd
Stacy's Mom - Fountains of Wayne
Stories We Could Tell - Jimmy Buffet
Stray Cat Strut - Stray Cats
Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynryd Skynyrd
Take It Easy - The Eagles
The Break Up Song - The Greg Kihn Band
The Middle - Jimmy Eat World
The World I Know - Collective Soul
This Kinda Love - Sister Hazel
To Be Young (Is To Be Sad) - Ryan Adams
Turn the Page - Bob Seger
Two Tickets To Paradise - Eddie Money
Vertigo - U2
What I Like About You - Romantics
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton

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 Lucky Penny to find out what their setup requirements are.

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