We are the perfect for your party: mellow mood for cocktails/dinner and high-energy favorites to keep the party going!
We play all kinds of events from weddings to corporate parties. We are all well-dressed, seasoned musicians with a professional approach to our business. We can provide full sound and lighting for your event. Our music is aimed at the over 50s demographic. We are all fully vaccinated against Covid-19 .
Good music. Enjoyable Concert. Impressed with the repertoire.
We were looking for a band that was a sort of Salsa band, but we found something better. The combination of World Music with Latin Rhythms and some selected older ballads was a great combination for my 80th birthday party. Great for background music, listening and dancing later in the evening. One of my guests loved the "subtle Latin beat" to all of the songs.
Response from Ginger Snap!:
We had such a wonderful time entertaining Mr. Whetstone and his 100 or so guests! Thank you so much for having us!
Price Range: $500 and up
Gig Length: 45 - 180 minutes
Languages: English, French, Spanish
What to Expect
We handle all client interaction in a professional and friendly manner. We confirm our arrival time and arrive promptly with enough time to set up according to the client needs. We keep to the letter of the contract for performance times but we can also be flexible according to the client's needs at the time.
Our performance is family - friendly, non too loud and is of course great fun for all! We play a mixture of original songs and well-known covers and even some sing-alongs!
We can play mood music for dining/cocktails and dance music for after dinner.
We end on time and clear our equipment as quickly as possible, taking care not to disturb any continuing activities.
Allow me to introduce you Ginger Snap!, a Davis-based music quartet.
The band Ginger Snap is made up of former members of the SAMMIE award-winning World Music quartet Yolo Mambo. They play original songs and jazzy pop. (See song list below) Catherine’s songs blend inspirational lyrics with world rhythms. Catherine and Phil were founding members of the World Music band !Akimbo. Phil has been performing since the 1960s. Chris has performed with The Toons, and The Austrian Radio Choir. Don has been performing since the 1970’s and has played with many bands. Our music is ideal for the intimate setting of small gatherings or dance parties. We are seasoned professionals: we are appropriately dressed for your event, we are polite, reliable and punctual. We provide the sound system and lights according to your needs. Please see our song list below so we can be the correct match for you. We can also learn special songs, at your request, as long as we get enough notice.
Catherine LeBlanc: Vocal
Phil Summers: Acoustic Guitars/Vocal
Don Johnston: Drums
Chris Sanborn: Bass/vocal
Something to talk about : Bonnie Raitt
Armor: Sara Barielles
Put your records on: Corrine Bailey Ray
Songbird: Eva Cassidy
The Sign: Ace of Base
Suddenly I see: KT Tunstall
Miss Simone: Sara Barielles
Ain't nobody: Chaka Kahn
Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps (English/Spanish): Lila Downs
La Mer (Beyond the Sea) Bobby Darin
My Lucky Star (Original)
In These Shoes: Kirsty MacColl
Don't think Twice: Bob Dylan
England 2 Colombia 0: Kirsty MacColl
Imagine: John Lennon
Mambo De Luna: Kirsty MacColl (English/Spanish)
Underneath it All: No Doubt
Walking on Moon: Sting
You've got a Friend: Carol King
Ain't no Sunshine: Bill Withers
At Last: Etta James
Fragilidad (Fragile) Sting
Feeling good: Nina Simone
I don’t know why: Nora Jones
If I fell: The Beatles
Come over Love: Estelle
Waiting in Vain: Bob Marley
Hotel Buena Vista: Idana Valdez (Spanish/English)
Ebb and Flow: Original
Peel me a Grape: Diana Krall
I can see clearly now: Johnny Nash
Beautiful Girl: Sara Barielles
The Look of Love: Dianna Krall
Criminal: Fiona Apple
Back in the USSR: Beatles
Oh Darlin': The Beatles
Get Back: The Beatles
You Really got a hold on me: The Beatles/Smokey Robinson
Additional Booking Notes
We provide lighting and full sound system. Microphones are available for client use.
Past Booked Events
|January 02, 2016||Wedding Reception|
|September 07, 2013||Birthday Party|
Songs in English played Latin style
Always: Jazz Std.
Don’t you worry about a thing: Stevie Wonder
At Last: Etta James
3 little birds: Bob Marley
Waiting in Vain: Bob Marley
Don’t worry be happy: Bobby McFerrin
River: Joni Mitchell
In These Shoes: Kirsty Macoll
Feeling good: Michael Buble
Do right woman: Willie Nelson
Walking on the Moon: Sting
Perhaps: Doris Day/Lila Downes
Hotel Buena Vista: Buena Vista Social Club
Our Love is Here to Stay: Jazz Std
Ribbon in the Sky: Stevie Wonder
Summertime: Jazz Std
Mambo de La luna: Kirst MacColl
Sitting in Limbo: Jimmy Cliff
I can see clearly: Jimmy Cliff
Ain’t no Sunshine: Bill Withers
Peel me a Grape: Jazz Std.
Cry me a River: Julie London
Look of Love: Dusty Springfield
All of Me: Jazz Std.
My Lucky star
Eilean Mo Gradh
Paula Ausente (Chile)
Azucar De Cana (Peru)
Nao Se Apavore: Brazil
Sodade: Cape Verde
Sonhno Meu: Brazil
La Vie En Rose: France
Azucar de cana: Peru
Volare: Italy (Gipsy Kings)
Labios De cetim: Brazil
maria Lando: Spanish
|Phil Summers||Guitar Player /Singer|
|Carla Campbell||Percussion / Vocals|
|Steve O'Neill||Bass / Vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
Sting, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stevie Wonder, Cesaria Evora, Gypsy Kings, Various Artists on the Putamayo Label, Gloria Estephan, Sade, Lila Downes,
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