Why hire The Colgan-Hirsh Band?
The Best Classic Rock & Top Hits from the 60s to the present. The CHB horn section, "The Slammin' Horns," adds excitement and a wide repertoire of Classic Rock, R & B, Funk, and Top 40, featuring artists like Van Morrison, the Beatles, Journey, Chicago, ,and classic rock, Motown, Funk, and R & B favorites. The Colgan-Hirsh Band with the Slammin' Horns is a great choice for weddings, formal events, corporate functions, fund raisers, and outdoor summer events. Shows can be adapted to fit venues of all sizes and events of all kinds. The band also performs as a 5 piece, and for small events like deck parties there's an "uplugged" trio, featuring acoustic music.
The Colgan-Hirsh Band was formed in 2003, and is based in central PA and northern Maryland. They perform throughout a wide area, including York, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Gettysburg, and Pittsburgh PA, Baltimore, Westminster, Annapolis, Glen Burnie, and Chesapeake Beach MD, Alexandria, VA, and even Cape Cod, MA.
Keyboardist and guitarist Pat Colgan and drummer Mike Hirsh lead the band, with Dan Vogel on Lead Guitar, Brian Frazier on Bass, Female Vocalist Jackie Klunk, Sax players Chris Poole and Dave Shultz, and Bill School on Trumpet.
All musicians in the band are veteran performers and professional musicians, including five music teachers and two professional audio recording engineers. Four lead vocalists allow the band to cover a wide range of repertoire, as well as full harmony in the vocal arrangements. The horn section has three players who are all fine soloists on their respective instruments. Dan Vogel, a recent transplant from Austin Texas, is a brilliant lead guitar artist.
Over their 7 year history, the band has played many different venues for many kinds of events, such as weddings, formal balls, wine festivals, company parties, fund raising events, grand openings, fairs and carnivals, music camps, public events, holiday parties, class reunions, church dances, and private parties.
The band's repertoire is tailored to create a party atmosphere, and includes great music for dancing in a variety of styles, including Classic Rock, R & B, Funk, Motown, Oldies, and Top 40. The horn section gives an authentic punch to many styles, and allows the band when needed to reach into the 40's and 50's for the great swing music and ballads from those eras as well.
Pat Colgan: Keyboards/Guitar/Vocals
Mike Hirsh: Drums/Vocals
Dan Vogel: Guitar
Brian Frazier: Bass/Vocals
Jackie Klunk: Vocals, Percussion
Chris Poole: Bari Sax, Bass Clarinet, Percussion
Dave Shultz: Sax, Clarinet, Flute, Percussion
Bill School: Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Percussion
What to Expect
10' X 20' minimum stage (or equivalent)
Two AC circuits (15amp minimum)
Past Booked Dates:
12-31-2010 — Hotel Gettysburg New Year's Eve Party
12-11-2010 — KClingers Pub - Hanover PA
12-04-2010 — Gettysburg Hospital Holiday Party
11-06-2010 — Adams County Arts Council Masquerade Party
11-05-2010 — Hoffman Homes Fundraiser
2006: 49 gigs
2007: 45 gigs
2008: 48 gigs
2009: 37 gigs
2010: 24 gigs
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party, Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Casino, Christmas Party, Club/Nightclub, Convention, Corporate Event, Dinner Dance, Fair, Festival, Fundraiser, Grand Opening, Halloween Party, Holiday Party, Hotel, Launch Party, Private Party, Restaurant, Reunion, Trade Show, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception