CERTIFIED is a 6- to 8-piece Special Event variety band; a collection of Utah's finest musicians united in one purpose...to make your event a CERTIFIED PARTY! With stellar talent, coming from a wide variety of backgrounds, hailing from all over the country, and with decades of cumulative entertaining experience, CERTIFIED provides a sound seldom heard in this part of the country...old-school soul, top 40 R&B from several decades, and current R&B and hip-hop.
CERTIFIED will have your guests dancing all night long to old and new favorites. With local management and their client-centric approach, your event will be a CERTIFIED SUCCESS!
Price Range: Small Group $300+ / Full Band (6-10pc) $1500-$4500
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
Phone Number: Call
What to Expect
Not only are we one of the most talented bands in the area, more importantly we are committed to CUSTOMER SERVICE, first and foremost. We realize there are many bands (in fact, MOST local cover bands here in Utah) that are in the "business" to have fun, with little or no concept of the fact that the entertainment business is just that...A BUSINESS!
CERTIFIED brings not only stellar talent, but business savvy and personal attention to the details that make weddings and corporate events a success. Several of our members have worked not only as musicians but as event specialists and technicians (video production, A/V set-up and operation, event management, etc.) behind the scenes in the wedding/corporate/casuals circuit for literally decades. We realize that the needs and requests of the event planner and the client are the real reason we're there, and we pride ourselves in our ability to interface with the client... listening and communicating effectively before, during, and after the event. Although most of our members are relatively young, we bring literally DECADES of event and entertainment business experience to the table--we're not just another clueless "bar band". Our work ethic is phenomenal, and we will show up on time, sober, straight, dressed appropriately (our philosophy is “always dress a little…or a LOT…sharper than the guests”!), and ready to please both the client and the guests.
Most of our members are not only fabulous pop musicians, but several also have a background in classical and jazz styles and are able and willing to provide you with solo or group entertainment options for dinner music, cocktail music, classical music and adult contemporary styles in addition to our unique and entertaining repertoire of soul, funk, top-40 R&B (from all eras), Motown, blues, and more.
As for what the audience sees...we understand that nothing ruins the performance quicker than on-stage (and off-stage) personal drama. We are able to "check our egos at the door", put aside personal problems and conflicts, and provide seamless entertainment for our audience. We strive to keep the dance floor full, and realize that continuous music with no extended breaks between songs is the way to accomplish this. We can recognize the crowd reactions to our repertoire and quickly adjust what we are playing to keep the crowd energy up. The musicianship of this group is unequaled in the region, and our song-list contains many of the most-requested party/event songs, in addition to our unique core offering of R&B, Soul, Funk and Hip-Hop. We cover music from many eras and genres. Our party packages offer the client the opportunity to request that the band learn several "special" songs at no additional charge.
CERTIFIED will make planning your event simple, and your guests will have an unforgettable time! Contact us to book CERTIFIED and make your event a CERTIFIED SUCCESS!
Kyle Palmer, Keyboardist and Musical Director for CERTIFIED:
Classically-trained. Jazz-experienced. But my real forte is being that "everything-for-everybody" cover band guy...all styles, all genres...whatever the occasion requires.
Over the past 30 years, I played with literally hundreds of Denver's finest musicians. As a Utah-grown Mormon farm-boy, the Denver music scene was SERIOUS culture shock. In spite of my very "white-bread" upbringing, I spent the late 80's and early 90's playing funk, R&B, soul and jazz in mostly black bands. From my very first night in an all-black nightclub in the rough-and-tumble 5-Points neighborhood in Denver, audiences RAVED about my ability to "...Take it to CHURCH, BROTHA!" For better or worse, I discovered the SOUL was in my blood.
Starting in 1996, I joined forces with two of Denver's best events and entertainment brokers, playing with a variety of bands (Soul-X, Syndicate, Sudden Impact, Moments Notice Orchestra, Jakarta, Soul School, Chase 'n' the Dream, and MANY more) at Colorado's finest events...including "warming-up" the 65,000-strong crowd at President Obama's 2012 campaign visit, Denver Broncos team Christmas parties, the 2008 Superbowl NFL Commissioners Ball, numerous parties for political dignitaries (Denver Mayors Pena, Webb, and Hancock, Colorado Governors Owens, Ritter, and Hickenlooper, US Senator Bennet, and the Democratic National Convention), dozens of Fortune500 companies, and literally HUNDREDS of high-profile weddings in Aspen, Vail, Telluride, Colorado Springs, Jackson (WY) and, of course, Denver.
Back home in Utah since 2014, I'm proud and honored to now be a part of CERTIFIED, having a ball making some of my favorite music with some of my favorite musician friends...Thanks guys 'n' gals!!
24K Magic | Bruno Mars
Ain't It Fun | Paramore
Ain't Nobody | Chaka Kahn
All About That Bass | Meghan Trainor
And the Beat Goes On | The Whispers
Ascension | Maxwell
At Last | Etta James
Bad Mama Jama | Carl Carlton
Before I Let Go | Maze
Between the Sheets | Isley Brothers
Billie Jean | Michael Jackson
Candy | Cameo
Carribbean Queen | Billy Ocean
Closer | Ne-Yo
Crazy | Gnarls Barkley
Crazy In Love | Beyonce Feat. Jay-Z
Dancin in the Streets | Martha & the Vandellas
DJ Got Us Falling in Love | Usher
Don't Stop Believing | Journey
Don't Stop The Music | Rihanna
End of Time | Beyonce
Fantasy | Earth Wind and Fire
Forget Me Nots | Patrice Rushen
Get Lucky | Daft Punk
Human Nature | Michael Jackson
If I Aint Got You | Alicia Keys
I'll Take You There | Staple Singers
Joy and Pain | Maze
Just the Two of Us | Bill Withers
Let's Get It On | Marvin Gaye
Love Come Down | Evelyn Champagne King
Love on Top | Beyonce
Master Blaster | Stevie Wonder
My Prerogative | Bobby Brown
Outstanding | Gap Band
Poison | Bel Biv Devoe
Pony | Ginuwine
PYT | Michael Jackson
Rock Steady | Aretha Franklin
Rock With You | Michael Jackson
Running Away | Maze
September | Earth Wind and Fire
Shining Star | Earth Wind and Fire
Side to Side | Arianna Grande
Signed, Sealed, Delivered | Stevie Wonder
Sing-A-Song | Earth Wind and Fire
Single Ladies | Beyonce
Sugar | Maroon 5
Superstition | Stevie Wonder
Sweet Thang | Chaka Kahn
Tennessee Whiskey | Chris Stapleton
Thinking Out Loud | Ed Sheehan
Treasure | Bruno Mars
Umbrella | Rhianna
Uptown Funk | Bruno Mars
Wanna Dance With Somebody | Whitney Houston
Whats Your Name | Rhianna
Work | Rhianna