O.C. CA Oldies Cover Band! The 5 Star Band is a well seasoned group of musicians that play a variation of different types of music, ranging from rock n roll, oldies, blues, jazz, swing and country and everything in between. The 5 Star Band members can play different types of instruments that include: bass, rhythm, lead and steel guitar, as well as banjo, mandolin, fiddle, keyboards, sax, trump, drums and a host of other instruments. The music ranges from the 40s to 70s and is a great cover band to dance to. All members are professional musicians and have entertained throughout the U.S. and abroad. Please Click on the Audio and Video Link Button above, and listen to a "LIVE" Audio and video!
We had our New Years Eve Party at our Moose Lodge and they did a wonderful job and we were very happy with them.We will be having them back for our friday night dinners and dance and also for our Halloween party this year!
Response from 5 Star Band:
Thank You very much Gail!! WE enjoyed playing music for your Club and had a wonderful time! Thanks again...5 Star Band.
Oh this band was so good!!I had a great wedding/New years party on the same day!and they even played songs that my friends asked for!They are a very good band and are pros at what they do.We will be hireing them back for our next party for sure!!
I hired the band for Fullerton Railroad Days and they did a very good job.We will be useing this Band for other events thru out the year.They where pro's and had all there own PA gear for there performance.I would strongly recommend them for your event.
The Band did a really great job!And i will be having a birthday party this year.i plan to have them play for it.My friend who hired them was very happy with them and they played what they said they could play!Plus they are a great bunch have friendly guys...we loved them!
What to Expect
Enjoyment and dancing to live music. And just having a good time!! The 5 Star Band can also play any song you ask them to. This band as played all types of music, and would enjoy, playing your favorite songs.They have entertained all types of audiences and love to get everyone to dance and sing with the band,and just have a fun time!!
5 STAR BAND
The 5 Star Band is a well seasoned group of musicians that play a variation of different types of music, ranging from the 50s to 70s rock n roll, oldies, blues, jazz, swing and country and everything in between. The 5 Star Band members can play different types of instruments that include: bass, rhythm, lead and steel guitar, as well as banjo, mandolin, fiddle, keyboards, sax, trumpet, drums and a host of other instruments. All members are professional musicians and have entertained throughout the United States and abroad. The 5 Star Band has been performing together for about 10 years. The Band has played for private social clubs, weddings and other parties, as well as corporate functions and city events.
Below is a short Biography of each Band member.
Craig Rowe – Band leader, drummer and percussionist. Craig has been playing drums for over 30 years and is passionate about his music. He has performed with such artists as Doug Stone, Tanya Tucker, Chuck Berry, BTO, Lacy J. Dalton and others. Craig has played at the Crazy Horse, The Palomino Club, Cowboy Boogie, The HOP, Madam Wong’s, The Forum, The Silver Bullet and other well known clubs. Craig was born in Whittier, CA and moved to Fullerton when he was just a year old. His mother said that when he was just a baby he would stand up against the side of his crib, and pound on the railings when listening to Lawrence Welk on TV, and it was then that his mother realized he had a passion for music. So when he turned 3, his mother bought his first drum set, from then on it was history.
Skip Harrison – Bass player and lead vocalist. Skip has been playing music for over 40 years and has a great love for all types of music. His vocal ability ranges from alto to baritone and loves performing with the 5 Star Band. He’s a good front man and relates well with the audience. Skip has done studio work for many other musicians. He played in Las Vegas, Reno and Tahoe, and
also played in clubs such as The Crazy Horse, The Palomino Club, Cowboy Boogie, The Silver Bullet as well as others. Skip has also played for military bases for about 5 to 6 years, up and down the coast. He played for 2 months in Japan for a Naval Base and also loves singing in Christian churches.
Tracy Sands – Keyboards, bass and lead guitar and vocals. Tracy was born in Santa Monica, CA. and has been playing music for over 40 years. Tracy is the oldest of 4 Children. He comes from a musical family background, and learned to play the piano at a young age. His father was a pianist during the Big Band Era. Tracy was a Top 40 junkie and liked all kinds of music. His first guitar was a beat up old Archtop which he played through a knight amplifier. He’s invested a lot of studio time and has played with The Lively Ones. Tracy loves to write music and has occasionally had brainstorming sessions with Jim Masoner. Tracy currently is an electronic engineer at Bad Cat amplifiers in Corona CA., and also owns his own company called Vintage Technology.
He’s opened for Jewel Akens, Brian Hyland, The Buckinghams, The Rip-chords, The Rascals and The Fireballs. Tracy has a profound ability to captivate his audience with his unique humor while performing.
Tony Ortiz – Lead guitar & bass player and vocals. Tony started playing guitar at a young age before playing with local bands in 1959 till present day. He has played with bands throughout The United States and has also toured military bases in the mid-west and western states. Tony has appeared with various Rock N' Roll bands backing The Platters, The Shirelles, Jimmy Clanton and Johnny Tillotson. While living in Las Vegas Nevada he played the Showroom in the Alladin Hotel, and Lounges in the Desert Inn and the Silver Slipper on the strip. Played the Union Plaza, Golden Nugget, Mint, Four Queens, and the California Club in Downtown Vegas. Then he moved to Memphis Tenn., and played with various country groups. He also entered and won First Place in a Flat Picking competition at a Bluegrass Festival. He then moved to California and played with a cover band "Code 3", formed the band "Midnight Special", played with a variety of Rock N Roll Bands and Country bands, the most recent being "The Rock-Its and 5 Star Band. Tony is a well accomplished, professional guitarist that never fails to captivate his audience with his own unique style of performing.
Buddy Mercer-is our 2nd lead guitar player and lead volcalist and plays on certain gigs with the band.His style is very out going and intense and has played for over 30 years,with top artist's thru his life.He also plays banjo,mandolin,and is a awesome musician.
Additional Booking Notes
Night gig: Lighting for outside night gigs. 2 canopy covers or patio for performances outside during summer months. A professional Contract and invoices are also available for your records.
Past Booked Events
|September 03, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:30am||Orange Senior Center, Orange Ca 92886|
|August 31, 2018 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Elks Fullerton, Fullerton CA 92832|
|August 27, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:30am||Orange Senior Center, Orange Ca 92886|
|August 24, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:55pm||American Legion Orange CA 92886|
|August 20, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:30am||Orange Senior Center, Orange Ca 92886|
|August 13, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:30am||Orange Senior Center, Orange Ca 92886|
|August 10, 2018 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm||American Legion Buena Park CA. 92832|
|August 06, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:30am||Orange Senior Center, Orange Ca 92886|
|August 03, 2018 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm||American Legion Buena Park CA. 92832|
|February 06, 2017 • 10:30am - 11:30am||Orange Senior Center|
|January 30, 2017 • 10:30am - 11:30am||Orange Senior Center|
|January 27, 2017–January 28, 2017 • 8:00pm - 12:00am||Orange American Legion|
|January 23, 2017 • 10:30am - 11:30am||Orange Senior Center|
|January 16, 2017 • 10:30am - 11:30am||Orange Senior Center|
|January 13, 2017 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm||Buena Park American Legion|
|January 09, 2017 • 10:30am - 11:30am||Orange Senior Center|
|January 06, 2017 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm||Buena Park American Legion|
|January 02, 2017 • 10:30am - 11:30am||Orange Senior Center|
|June 27, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|January 12, 2015||Anniversary Party|
40's to 70's requests, Plus set lists. And any song the client might request for their event.
|Craig||Drummer / percussionist and band leader|
|Skip||Bass player / lead vocalist|
|Tony||Lead guitar / bass / vocals|
|Tracy||Keyboards / bass / lead guitar / vocals|
|Buddy Mercer||Lead guitar / banjo / lead vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
All types of artists and music.the band likes playing oldies music of the 50s to the 70s, but can play other types of music also. It depends on the event, it could be for Christmas,Halloween,Valentines, 4th of July, any holiday or theme.
Outside event:electricity,stage or concrete floor,patio or canopy cover.
1 hour set up and 1 hour tear down time
1) Power outlet, 2) Solid ground to Stand on. 3) Two Canopy covers or covered patio. 4) Level ground.
We enjoyed the 5 Star band performances and will be having them again this spring.The band played a good mix of music and were very outgoing!
Thank You 5 Star for a great evening!You are a very good Dance Band and loved your set lists!Looking forward to having you Back!
Garden Grove ELKS
We had such a great time with the 5 Star Band.They played very well and the band was very out-going and friendly.We were able to use there mic to do our raffles.And we will use this band in the future.
This Band was a hit at our fundraiser!Everyone enjoyed the performance.Plus they played alot of dance music and the band was very friendly and very good.
Hey out there,just wanna give a hi-5 to the 5 Star Band!we enjoyed your performance,and will have you back!thanks for letting some of our members sing with you and join in and have fun! you guys are the only band that interacts in this way with the Aud.
Thanks Again..Buena Park Moose
We loved The 5 Star Band and have had them back to perform many times!They are a great dance band and are fun to be with!They have also played for some of our other Legion halls in southern Ca.Thank You 5 star...BP American Legion.
The 5 star Band,was such a great band,they performed well,and we had such a neat time with them,all the members,where very nice and played all the songs we asked for.I plan to have them over again for another one of my partys!!!KUTO"S 5 STAR..