The Bay Kings Band is the function band that is not your tired, average "Function Band".
With regular showcase performances and a free demo CD you can see and hear them live before booking them, and pick and choose the size and configuration of your dream band. These full-time professional young musicians focus squarely on getting your night up and jumping, but without the cheese. Best of all, they are self-managed, so they are much less expensive than other bands in this quality bracket – you are not paying any agents or middle-men! Pricing from $1980 - $5200, depending on band size.
Our entire experience with the Bay Kings Band was fantastic from planning to playing. They were all very friendly and customer-service oriented.
The night of the Wedding and Reception they played perfectly and even catered their sets to our tastes (hello Phish teasers!).
I'd book them again in a heartbeat!
We love the Bay Kings Band! We had the 9 piece band (led by Will) who did a fantastic job at our reception. The dance floor was never empty after they started playing, and they played music that was perfect for a wide group of ages (our guests were about half in their late-20’s/early 30’s, as well as some older guests, all of whom were dancing). My wife and I actually didn’t get a chance to eat our cake at the wedding because of how many times we told ourselves “OK, just one more song!” The songs they learned for us were played perfectly, and their set list had a wide range of current hits and classic party songs.
The band manager, Tori, was extremely easy to work with and very responsive over phone and email. She answered all of our questions and concerns quickly throughout the process. We even had some special requests – including a request to have the band learn our first dance song; they were understandably hesitant at first because they wanted to make sure our first dance was perfect, but we insisted and they absolutely blew us away. Weeks after the wedding, we still have guests telling us about how much they loved the music, and they have definitely been the most complimented aspect of our reception. We cannot recommend them enough!
We highly recommend The Bay Kings Band. Check out their website to see when they have a practice in your area. Loved what we heard and hired them. They have a great website where you can customize what you want them to play. Any questions we had were answered quickly. We were called a week before the wedding to finalize everything. We also wanted a violin and cello for the ceremony and they were able to arrange that, too.
We hired this band for our corporate holiday party and they were excellent. They were very easy to deal with and very professional before, on and during the event. We did an 80's theme and they had everyone up and dancing, playing the air guitars and lip syncing as well! Excellent music, great sound and awesome time thanks to the band! They would be good for any band needs. They know how to keep the crowd entertained.
This is the second year I have worked with Tori and the Bay Kings Band for our corporate holiday party. The process is perfectly seamless, the band is not only talented but very easy to work with. I highly recommend them for your next event.
The Bay Kings Band was completely fabulous, and one of the best decisions that we made for our wedding. Planning with Seth was easy as pie, and he really listened to what I asked for. He was easy to communicate with, so I knew we were in good hands. Day-of, the band was totally prepared and professional. Everything went flawlessly, and they kept everyone dancing all night. People are still telling me how much they loved the band and all the dancing. I am so grateful to them!
It was a delight having the Bay Kings Band. I hope I have the opportunity to work with them for many years in the future. They are professional, flexible with changes and a great time. They do a fantastic job and I encourage anyone looking for a band to work with the Bay Kings Band!
First of all the talent is so great. From instrumentation to vocals-all on point. And then even more appeasing for an event planner was the process of booking, communicating and the level of professionalism. The contact, Brandon, was easy to work with and readily available for questions. I felt like he "had our backs" going into the event.
The Bay Kings Band performed at our wedding. From the moment I contacted them about a quote to the actual wedding day they were amazing. Brandon was always very responsive in emails and very helpful picking out songs and listening to what I wanted. They also learn two songs for you. The wedding day Scott and the band performed. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. They kept the crowd going and knew what to play at all times. The band was my favorite part of the wedding.
I cannot say enough good things about this band. They were so professional throughout the planning process and the day of the wedding their performance exceeded my expectations. You will not be disappointed!
Hands down, Bay Kings Band was the best decision we made for our wedding. They truly made it the best night ever! They are an amazingly talented band that played the best music. Before our wedding, we wondered if the music might be geared to a certain age group, but the band catered to all. Every song got everyone dancing. We thought people would start getting tired toward the end of the night and leave the dance floor, but all of our 120 guests were on the dance floor the entire night! Alex was so helpful through the process and answered all of our questions. The wedding night was such a success and all of our guests kept coming up to us to tell us how much they loved the band, asked how we found out about them and if they could keep playing (even after the music ended at the end of the night). A couple of our friends at our wedding attended another wedding the following weekend at the same venue; that wedding had a DJ and our friends told us that the band was key and what a difference it made. Highly recommend Bay Kings Band – out of this world!!
We cannot say enough good things about the Bay Kings Band. They helped make our wedding absolutely perfect. Our guests are STILL raving about the band weeks after the wedding. From new music to fun 80s hits, the band really kept everyone on their feet the entire night. My husband and I looked at many websites and listened to a lot of demos before picking our band for our 100 person wedding and we couldn't be happier to have selected Bay Kings Band to play on our special night. The band is worth every penny and was a pleasure to work with!
Bay Kings Band was AMAZING all around. At the actual wedding they were awesome and kept the party going all night long. They really are incredible and you can tell they are passionate about what they do. Brandon Williams was our contact throughout and was just a dream to work with. He was so easy to get in touch with and easy to work with and talk to as well. A month before the wedding my wedding coordinator was terminated by the venue and Brandon helped me to feel comfortable and confident with everything. I'm so glad we chose them as our wedding band and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for a band for their wedding. They also learned two of our songs and hearing them played by them was awesome. We had such a blast and will never forget that night. Thank you to the crew for making it such a great day!
We could not have picked a better band for our wedding! The Bay Kings Band is by far the best band in Jacksonville. It was extremely beneficial to be able to go watch the band showcase at Jack Rabbits prior to making our decision to sign our contract. They completely blew us away that evening and we signed the contract that same night. Richard was very responsive throughout the wedding planning process and very helpful when providing recommendations for cocktail, reception and ceremony. Our guests were raving about the band and all of us never left the dance floor! Picking a good band was very important to us and we were beyond pleased with how our evening went. The band also MC'd for us that night and did such a great job. I will definitely recommend the Bay Kings Band to all family + friends!
Tori was awesome to work with! The band exceeded all my expectations. They kept everyone on the dance floor and played all kinds of music to entertain the variety of guest we had. Outstanding job!!!
The band was excellent - the music for the ceremony was perfect (we loved the instrumental "Heroes" for the processional!) and the reception music was dynamite. The band learned some tunes I'd requested and pulled just the right song from its repertoire at just the right time. Everyone had a great time and the dancing never stopped. I give them a ringing endorsement!
Excellent band! Extremely engaging, interactive with audience, very accommodating with onsite requests and played multiple types of music. Would hire them again if I were to have another event in the area.
The band was fantastic and even better to deal with. It was a wonderful night and they kept everyone on the Dance Floor the entire time. I couldn't have asked for anything better!
We booked this band for our wedding on May 7th and let me start with they sound great when they are playing (but rarely play). According to the information I received, the band should have played for 45 minutes every hour and should have learned 2 songs of our choice for the wedding.
The 45 minutes an hour is a joke. I came into my reception at 7:30 pm and still hadn't heard the band by 8:30 pm. After searching for them for quite a while, my dad found them in a side room drinking. Obviously this added stress to an already hectic day, but I brushed it off until the second time we had to go looking for them.
The second disappointment was there lack of learning a song they promised to play for my now husband. Towards the end of the night, after not hearing either of our 2 allotted songs they agreed learn, we approached the band; they turned on a YouTube version, playing it for less than half of the song and then changed it.
After paying $3000 for a live band, I am very disappointed. Just go with a DJ because this band is not worth the stress.
We absolutely love this band! They are so great! It was really important to both my husband and me to have a live band versus a DJ at our wedding/reception. But, it had to be an affordable option for us. We went to an expo night at NOVA535 where we first heard Bay Kings Band play and we danced the whole time. We met Brandon and he said he would work out some options for our wedding. We ended up hiring them with 6 pieces, including Nelson with the acoustic guitar during our ceremony and then the whole band during cocktail hour and the reception. We did a Roaring 20's theme for our wedding and the band played a mix of older styles and modern music to fit the theme- noting music that we loved and avoiding what we hated. They played music that people could actually dance to during the reception. It was all perfectly planned and could not have been any better! Everyone raved about how fabulous our band was at the wedding. They will be remembered forever...
This was our most important vendor and we wanted to make sure we got a great band for our wedding - and we hit the jack pot! Tori was so easy to work with and the musicians were GREAT! Craig stole the show and everyone loved him. There wasn't one moment that our dance floor was empty and even now, I'm still getting people asking where we found the band because they were just that GOOD! THANK YOU Bay Kings Band - you guys were amazing and you definitely made our wedding! BOOK THEM! YOU WONT REGRET IT!
We are proud to recommend the Bay Kings Band! We had such a wonderful experience with them. They were incredibly organized, I never worried about a thing-- both leading up to the wedding and on the day. We didn't have a wedding planner, but they coordinated with all our vendors so that everything went smoothly. They learned our first dance song and our father/daughter dance song and played them both perfectly! They got everyone up and dancing. We had a 6-piece band, which was perfect for our wedding of 100 people. They had such great musical talents and energy-- everyone was talking about how great they were!!! And all that for a great price! Couldn't be happier! You want this band for your wedding! They're great!
Brittany and the Bay Kings Band gave us the best night of our lives. We were on the dance floor the entire night. During the breaks, they played songs we had requested that they did not know which kept the party going. We have had several people tell us that it was the best wedding band they had ever heard. They also handled our ceremony and cocktail hour music, which were both perfect. They completely listened to our wants/needs and everything was stellar.
Bay kings band played for our wedding on September 26, and blew the party out of the water! Several guests inquired as to how we found such a great band...and the value you get for such quality music is unsurpassed!
Simply put, this is one amazing group of fine musicians! This band made my son's wedding an absolute success. When I was told that a DJ was what they wanted, I said no way, and I couldn't be happier for making that decision. All night long, the dance floor never got a rest, from start to finish, these amazing entertainers had the event guests talking about the great band! They paced the event perfectly form slow classics for pre dinner dancing, to the latest pop, and classic dance numbers to pump up the crowd later! The band also provided MC service which was all handled to perfection, keeping the evening flowing with a very smooth and comfortable feeling. I was skeptical finding a band through the internet, but I can assure you that I certainly made the right choice! Professionals, organized beyond belief, helpful and a pleasure to deal with! I couldn't thank this band enough.
The Bay Kings Band just performed at my daughter's wedding and made it a truly magnificent evening. They far exceeded our highest expectations and we are still getting rave reviews from our guests. They had a great mix of music, performed as good as the original artists, kept the party continually going and had the guests dancing all night. They received a standing ovation at the end of the night. I would love to be a guest at one of their events so I could focus on them all night. They were absolutely wonderful and I can't thank you guys enough!!! Alan and Nancy H.
This band was simply amazing from day one of the planning stages! Totally professional musicians, great vocals, and amazing MC work to coordinate and manage the whole event. I totally recommend this band for anyone who demands top notch musicians, and doesn't want to go broke doing so! Wonderful people to hire, I could not have made a better choice!
Bay Kings did an amazing job! They were recommended by our wedding venue and they did not disappoint! We wanted a "true" wedding band in Key West, and it ended up being harder to come by than I thought. After only hearing the Bay Kings online and a couple of emails, we booked and just hoped for the best. They blew away my expectations. They were professional; always answering questions promptly. Days before the wedding they contacted the wedding coordinator to work out some of the logistics that I didn't have the answers to, and the next thing i knew i got an email that it had been taken care of, leaving me out of it and not having to worry. On the day of, due to the weather, we ended up having to revise some of our plans, they didn't miss a beat! Everything they played was awesome and they def got the crowd into it. Our guests all committed that they were one of the best wedding bands they had heard!
We priced out multiple bands, and most were double what the bay kings were. We ended up going with the 5 person band and you would have thought it was a 10 piece, based on how they sounded! also, if you are getting married in key west, most of the musicians will require accommodations, even the DJs. Bay Kings were reasonable in their accommodations request.
My husband and i had been to many weddings and felt that a band makes or breaks a wedding, esp if they are also MCing; we could not have been happier with how everything went! I would highly recommend!
If you are looking for a wonderful band for your wedding, look no further!
The Bay Kings Band was absolutely hands down the best band ever! The band was one of the many compliments I had towards my wedding. Everyone loved them!
They play true to the crowd, and even stayed close to my preference for more of a Frank Sinatra/rock/country playlist. Richard was very helpful in getting everything together for the whole day, including ceremony music, which was absolutely wonderful!
The ceremony music was so beautiful, it was hard for me to not cry walking down the aisle. The reception completely rocked!
If you are looking for a wonderful band who will customize everything to your needs, then you have found the perfect band for your wedding or any event for that matter. I strongly recommend this band to anyone wanting to have a wonderful time.
Thanks again to Richard, and The Bay Kings Band for making our night absolutely spectacular!
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Elmore, the Nader Family, and the Elmore Family
They say that the band makes the event, and in the case of my son's recent wedding, Bay Street made it the perfect event! I enjoyed the convenience of one-stop shopping as Seth Woods, the band's manager, arranged for a string quartet for the ceremony, jazz trio for the cocktail hour and a 9-piece band for the 4-hour reception. All three of these musical components totaled far less than any of the other bands we considered - - the value is unparalleled!!
All of the musicians were young, attractive, over-the-top talented students and graduates of the University of Miami's renowned school of music. Their musicality was appreciated by all of our guests - young and old. Our couple wanted to go with the Big Band sound and standards of Miami Beach's "rat pack" era - - and each of our 3 vocalists provided concert-quality renditions of Sinatra/Bennett favorites as well as Motown, the Beatles and James Taylor. The dance floor was full from the beginning to the end of the evening. Bay Kings hora segment sounded like an authentic Klemzer band!
Seth Woods is a personable, highly professional young man who listens carefully and ensures that the execution flawlessly sticks to your wishes and schedule. Bay Street has a unique and convenient, on-line planning process where you provide direction and as much detail as you want in terms of flow, types of music, master of ceremony role, etc. Then, you just sit back, watch your guests have the time of their lives and enjoy yourself. In my case, the greatest critics, the couple themselves - - were over-the-moon happy with the band!
If my review doesn't convince you - - then you should take advantage of Bay Kings' monthly showcase sessions (they will not allow prospective clients to eavesdrop on your event), where you can hear various combinations of the band members for yourself.
I had found the Bay Kings band on the Internet . My husband and I went up to Tampa to listen to them live and loved them and hired them right then and there for our son's wedding. They had the sound of just what the kids wanted. Oldies-80's and 90's They were very professional both behind the scenes as well as on the day of the Wedding.Their processes for getting you through the process are terrific. They communicate and respond to you "the client " the way all businesses should.
They will match what ever style you would like and try to play what ever you would like...They sound terrific and we would hire them again if the occasion arose. Thank you Tori and Ken and all the band members for helping to make Gavin and Jennifer's wedding day a true success!
What to Expect
The Bay Kings Band are trained proffessional musicians with a wealth of knowledge and experience under their belts. They offer a fully customizable performance in all aspects, from band size, to performance length, to music style and more. We are capable of performing smooth jazz one night, then 80s glam rock the next, to a Great Gatsby style 1920's Big-Band the next!
Please speak to us about your specific requirements.
The Bay Kings Band is the function band that is not your tired, average "Function Band".
With regular showcase performances and a free demo CD you can see and hear them live before booking them, and pick and choose the size and configuration of your dream band. These full-time professional young musicians focus squarely on getting your night up and jumping, but without the cheese. Best of all, they are self-managed, so they are much less expensive than other bands in this quality bracket – you are not paying any agents of middle-men! Pricing from $1500 - $5200, depending on band size.
They play all your favourite songs! The Bay Kings Band can play all the classics and 70s, 80s, 90s etc, and all the latest stuff too – from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Black Keys and Beyonce – and everything in between. Although this band was built from the ground up to fill the dance floor, they are all trained jazz musicians, who are just as happy to play cocktail music, acoustic covers, and all of those tunes that work best at the beginning of the night, before the party has really fired up! But when it is time to fill the dancefloor, this is when the band really excels! They pride themselves on knowing exactly the right songs to play at just the right time to pack your dancefloor. See their website for a full list of tunes that they can play, plus live recordings etc...
The best musicians in town! Choose between 3 – 14 full time professional musicians who play with the likes of Alicia Keys, Gotye, Kanye West, Stevie Wonder, Beck & Tony Bennett, to name a few. At their regular showcase viewing nights you can check out the band in action, and see for yourself why this young band already has an enviable reputation in the industry. They are truly different to any other band in town. Come and see them live to experience the "look and feel" that sets them apart from the pack.
They've played for the best! Many of America's major companies and institutions rely on the Bay Kings to fill their dance floors! Regular clients include: Mercedes-Benz, Hilton Hotels, Caesar's Casino, US Air Force, NYU, L'Oreal, ABC Television, NBC, and many many more. The Bay Kings are experienced, and well… they just know how to rock a party!!
See website for more details.
Additional Booking Notes
Speak to us about any lighting, staging or sound questions you might have. We are professionals who have a great deal of experience in all these areas so we will be able to help.
Past Booked Events
|February 09, 2017 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm||Corporate Event|
Example Song List (a small selection)
JAZZ/SWING Songs - Good for early in the night...
I've Got You (Under My Skin) - Frank Sinatra
Moondance - Michael Buble
It Had To Be You - C.Porter / Frank Sinatra
Come Fly With Me - Frank Sinatra
Zoot Suit Riot - Cherry Poppin' Daddies
Cheek to Cheek - Fred Astaire
In the Mood - Glen Miller Band
L-O-V-E - Nat King-Cole
New York, New York - Frank Sinatra
CONTEMPORARY-ISH Songs - Good for college/festival crowds...
Only Girl in the World - Rihanna
Empire State Of Mind - Jay-Z/Alicia Keys
Dynamite - Taio Cruz
Firework - Katy Perry
Rolling in the Deep - Adele
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
Cosmic Girl - Jamiroquai
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Steal My Kisses - Ben Harper
Daft Punk - One More Time
Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People
John Mayer - Waiting on the World
Ray LaMontagne - You Are the Best Thing
I Need a Dollar - Aloe Blacc
Lonely Boy - Black Keys
Crazy In Love - Beyonce
CLASSIC OLD-SCHOOL DANCE FLOOR - Good for a broad age range crowd...
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
Long Train Running - Doobee Brothers
Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
I feel Good - James Brown
Wake Me Up Before You Go Go - Wham!
Valerie - A.Winehouse / M.Ronson
1999 - Prince
ABC - The Jackson 5
Love Shack - The B-52's
Jump - Van Halen
CLUB HITS - Great for late on a Saturday Night!
Umbrella - Rihanna
Toxic - Britney Spears
Your Love is My Drug - Ke$ha
Hey Mr. DJ - Madonna
Til The World Ends - Britney Spears
Live Your Life - Rihanna
No Diggedy - Black Street
Sexyback - Justin Timberlake
Harder, Better, Faster - Daft Punk
SOUL/MO-TOWN/FUNK Songs - Great for your feet...
Whats Goin' On - Marvin Gaye
R-E-S-P-E-C-T - Aretha Franklin
At Last - Etta James
My Girl - Temptations
Shake Your Tailfeather - Ray Charles
Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Mustang Sally - Commitments
Son Of A Preacher Man - Aretha Franklin
Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
Lets Get It On - Marvin Gaye
Sex Machine - James Brown
CLASSIC ROCK Songs - Sometimes its just time to rock it...
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynard Skynard
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Hotel California - The Eagles
Twist n' Shout - The Eagles
Shake Your Tailfeather - Ray Charles
Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles
Cherry Cherry - Neil Diamond
American Pie - Don MacClain
Play That Funk Music - Wild Cherry
Dumb Things - Paul Kelly
What I Like About You - The Romantics
Land Downunder - Men at Work
STRANGE STUFF - Only appropriate in certain situations...!!
Devil Went Down to Georgia - bluegrass standard
Czardas - Gyspsy folk/jazz standard
Various Traditional Jewish Folk daces (Horahs).
Various Italian Folk Songs/Dances (Tarantellas/Waltz/Foxtrots).
Over 100 Traditional Irish Jigs/Reels.
Orange Blossom Special etc - bluegrass tunes
Hundreds of classical String Quartet standards.
Hundreds of Jazz Standards.
|Tori Fuson||Lead Singer|
Generally just access to Power, but indivdual needs will be discussed