Blue Hat is a high energy 5 piece dance band playing a wide variety of pop, rock, country, and R&B. Fun, up tempo, sing-a-long, party music to celebrate good times. We do it all with class and professionalism. What are you waiting for? Let's get the party started!!
The Blue Hat was such an awesome band. We couldn't have picked a better band and a better group of people to have at our event. They were so laid back and very easy to work with. They did everything that we requested them to do. Will consider them for our next big event.
Tight band with excellent singer and great lights. Very friendly, arrived on time and followed the schedule exactly. Played a good mix of songs that got a lot of people dancing.
The Blue Hat Band played for the residents at Robson Ranch - Denton 2013 Holiday Party. It was a pleasure working with the band from start to finish and all that attended had a great time. The Band was able to re-work their play list between sets to accommodate some of the requests. I've booked the band for the 2014 Holiday Party.
Price Range: $1000-$5000 and up depending on budget and travel
Gig Length: 90 - 180 minutes
Insurance: $100,000 - liability insurance
What to Expect
Expect a professional group of musicians interacting with the audience, with each other and having a good time putting on a fun show. We want everyone to have a great time! We do not waste time between songs so that we can provide a maximum energy show for the employer. We will arrive early and get any last minute details that need to be handled. Steph will provide great lead vocals and the boys will provide excellent backing vocals...we do many vocal harmonies with out instruments in the show...We try to accommodate requests as we can. Many, many of our gigs are rebooks...
Sample list of Blue Hat appearances: Flying Saucer, Baker's Street, Weddings, Private Parties, Corporate Events, Woodshed, Dublin Square, Conlon's Irish Pub, Jakes, Frescos, O'Sheas, Dick's Last Resort, Cowtown, Buffalo West, Burleson Founders Day Headliner, Oui Lounge/Love Shack, Papa G's, Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base
Blue Hat is a high energy experienced cover band designed for delivering professional, fun, up tempo party cover music for private parties, civic events, weddings, clubs, corporate events, and other special events. The band has 5 pieces with female lead vocalist, keys, guitar,drums and bass. Steph fronts as our award winning lead vocalist. We are experienced at handling all types of protocol and work with the client to understand and produce the desired outcome needed to make the event successful. Blue Hat strives to be professional on stage and off. We arrive early, set up, break, and finish on time. We play party covers that audiences will recognize and enjoy. Blue Hat has performed all over the DFW area. We are constantly updating our song list. We do covers from the 60's to today. Blue Hat-Let's Get The Party Started!
Additional Booking Notes
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is this event going to be a success?
Yes!!! We just hope your guest have as much fun as we will have! Planning for every detail is the key! We will be with you every step of the way.
What size stage or space do you need?
We need a space that is safe for both your guest and for us. A 16 feet by 12 foot space is a minimum for the band and all their equipment. Remember we want everyone to have a special evening so this is one of those details that can make a difference. We do like to visit the venue early to become familiar with it and anticipate all of our collective needs.
How much power do you need?
For safety, we need a minimum of three separate twenty amp 110 circuits. Most venues have this issue worked out in advance. We bring plenty of power chords just in case. We scout this out in our early visit.
Outdoor parties have a special set of circumstances for live music acts. High or low temps can damage power equipment and make it unsafe for your guest as well as the band. Porches, tents or awnings are useful to avoid problems in high temperatures. Fans are also useful. Rain in most cases is an ender. Full payment is due. It is unsafe to play in rain of any kind or in standing puddles of water. We can move indoors, but it takes time and moving will affect the agreed time. Pre recorded music may be substituted if available and desired.
Can you play soft enough so that we can talk?
YES! We taylor the music to the event. Cooperative planning with the bride and her party allow for all particulars to be considered. . We can do soft background music for cocktails and dinner. We slowly bring the energy level up as the party progresses.
Do you provide prerecorded music on your breaks?
Yes! We make custom I-Pod playlists for each event and match the mood of the live music with our short intermissions. We will try to tailor it to your personal tastes.
Do you charge less for 2 or 3 hours?
No, we charge by the event. We can only play one event at a time. It’s the same set up and tear down of equipment no matter how much time is involved. Sometimes special consideration can be given if it is early in the week or ends before 5:00 on a Saturday.
Do you always have the same band members?
Yes and no. Most of the time, 90% or better, it is the same, but like any office people get sick, people go on vacations, and family tragedies occur. These things happen with all bands and any work situation. We have capable substitutes for each band member. We only employ top musicians to sub in in an emergency. This is not a factor.
Can you learn a special song for us?
Yes., This detail is worked out at the planning meeting. Generally two songs can be requested with sufficient time.
Can you play appropriate, less energetic music in the beginning of the evening and turn up the party music later in the evening?
YES! If that is the request then that is what will happen. Most events are handled this way and experience is a great teacher. However you want it to be, that’s the way it will be. That is the game plan for 70% of our functions. We like to end our nights on a very high note. A big finish is always a lot of fun.
Do we have to feed the band?
No, but soft drinks, water and sandwiches are greatly appreciated. Often the band and crew is on sight for 8 to 10 hours. It takes about 3 to 4 hours to set the 6-piece band up. This creates a long day without nourishment. If it is at all possible, an out of the way room or area designated for band and photographers can be a very good thing. We will comply with whatever you feel is appropriate.
Can your pianist play for cocktails in the lobby?
YES! There is a charge for this added time.
Can your pianist play ceremonial music if needed?
YES! There is a charge for this added time.
Can you do a trio for dinner and then the full band later? YES! This is easy to do.
Do you provide a wireless mic for announcements and toasts? Yes, we can have 2 as needed.
Do you provide all sound and lighting for the event? Yes.
Can you play an all C&W event? No. Will include more county hits in our sets, but we do not do a straight country program.
Can you play an event without C&W music? Yes
When does the band arrive for the job?
For a 7:00 pm start we usually arrive at 3:00 o’clock. In other words 4 hours before the start time. Anything under 2.5 hours takes special consideration and will incur an additional charge. We usually have to hire extra personnel to accomplish a quick set up.
How much time does the band need after the event is finished?
Our crew people need 2 hours to strike the stage and put instruments in cases and move it to the dock of exit area and into our truck. Anything less than this takes special consideration and usually incurs an additional charge.
Remember…Planning Planning Planning and we are with you all the way!
We have professional sound reinforcement and can do small venues to out door gigs. We have as many lights as are needed for the event. We will be professional dressed and will be friendly to the audience on breaks.
Past Booked Events
|December 05, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||private party|
At Last-Etta James
After Midnight-Eric Clapton
Boogie Oogie Oogie-Taste of Honey
Brown Eyed Girl-Van Morrison
C’est La Vie-Chuck Berry
Car Wash-Rose Royce
Chain of Fools-Aretha Franklin
Dock of the Bay-Otis Redding
Don't Stop-Fleetwood Mac
Harlem Shuffle-Rolling Stones
Heard it Through the Grapevine-M Gay
I Feel Good-James Brown
Johnny B Goode Medley-Chuck Berry
Jumpin Jack Flash-Rolling Stones
Knock on Wood-Eddie Floyd
Lady Marmalade-Patti La Belle
Last Dance-Donna Summer
Listen to the Music-Doobie Bros.
Long Train Runnin-Doobie Bros.
Moon Dance-Van Morrison
Mustang Sally-Wilson Pickett
Papas Got a Brand New Bag-James Brown
Play that Funky Music-Wild Cherry
Proud Mary-Tina Turner
Rock n Roll-Led Zeppelin
Shining Star-Earth Wind & Fire
Signed Sealed Delivered-Stevie Wonder
Some Kind of Wonderful-Grand Funk
Son of a Preacher Man-Dusty Springfield
Stuck in the Middle with You-Commitments
Sweet Caroline- Neil Diamond
Takin Care of Biz-BTO
You Should be Dancin-Bee Gees
All I Wanna Do-Sheryl Crow
Another On Bites the Dust-Queen
Are You Gonna Go My Way-Lenny Kravitz
Billy Jean-Michael Jackson
Black Horse & Cherry Tree-KT Tunstell
Don’t Stop Believing-Journey
Edge of Seventeen-Stevie Nicks
Give Me One Reason-Tracy Chapman
Heart of Glass-Blondie
I Can’t Go For That-Hall & Oats
Just What I Needed-Cars
Livin on a Prayer-Bon Jovi
Mary Jane’s Last Dance-Top Petty
Old Love-Eric Clapton
Runnin Down a Dream-Tom Petty
That's What I Like About You-Trisha Yearwood
When You Say Nothing at All-Alison Kraus
Wide Open Spaces-Dixie Chicks
Wonderful Tonight-Eric Clapton
You Make My Dreams Come True-Hall & Oats
All About the Bass-Meghan Trainor
All I Wanna Do-Sheryl Crow
Crazy-Cee Lo Green
Family Affair-Mary J. Blige
Get this Party Started-Pink
Hella Good-No Doubt
Hot N Cold-Katy Perry
I'm Yours-Jason Mraz
Love Runs Out-One Republic
Man! I Feel Like a Woman-Shania Twain
One and Only-Adele
Party In The USA-Miley Cyrus
Pontoon-Little Big Town
Price Tag-Jessie Jay
Put Your Records On-Corrine Bailey Rae
Rolling in the Deep-Adele
Set Fire to the Rain-Adele
Shake It Off-Taylor Swift
Tonight Tonight-Hot Chelle Rae
|Steph||Female Lead Vocalist|
|Jim McKinney||Bass, Sax, Vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
We are influenced by Tom Petty, Prince, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Adele, Gwen Stefani, Led Zeppelin, Pink, Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Blondie, Bon-Jovi, and many, many more. We enjoy a wide variety of music. Most people will recognize clearly most of the songs that we cover and will sing along. We focus not on what our likes are, but on what the audiences want to hear, and what they love to dance to! We play the best cover songs from 60's to today.
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