The crowd pleasing Hook Me Up has been Wowing audiences since 2005 performing for hundreds of weddings, festivals/fairs, corporate events, and nightclubs. We perform a w-i-d-e variety of listenable and danceable jazz/latin/funk/R&B/soul/R&R/TV and movie themes and a few things you would expect to hear from a quartet.
We travel with our own P.A. and use recorded music on our breaks so the music never stops. In fact you're welcome to use our P.A. to address your guests for toasts, announcements, or any reason. Hook Me Up can be either the quiet "backround" music as your guests arrive or a hip shakin' dance machine to get people up and groovin' or, as we're often asked to do, both!
We hired Hook Me Up to perform at our annual company holiday party. They party was Roaring 20's themed and they played a great mix of music for the theme and modern jazz! They kept the party going all night and got people up and dancing. I would highly recommend the group for parties. We would definitely book again! Thanks, Hook Me Up!
Response from Hook Me Up:
Thanks Megan, your company party was a blast and we appreciated the opportunity to perform for you!
Hook Me Up played for my corporation's holiday party. They did a great job of playing a combination of jazz standards and holiday music. The group was very professional, responded quickly over email and showed up on time and played tirelessly for 4 hours with only a handful of breaks. All of the guests felt they were the highlight of the event.
Response from Hook Me Up:
Thank you Eileen. The Hook Me Up Quartet had a wonderful time performing for your company. Look forward to next time! Jim
Our wedding reception was at Ray's in Ballard on the water and this jazz band was the perfect complement for that setting. They performed during dinner with amazing background music; after dinner they cranked it up a few notches for dancing! All of the guests commented how much they loved the music. I highly recommend Hook Me Up for a wedding reception or any type of event!
Price Range: $800-$2,000
Gig Length: 60 - 90 minutes
What to Expect
What audiences love about the Hook Me Up band is the wide variety of musical styles. Instead of blues, or latin, or R&R, or country all night long the HMU listener is treated fast paced and professional presentation of memorable hits from a few years ago to decades ago. We might start the evening soft and mellow with a tune like The Girl From Impanema by Jobim and a few tunes like it, then transition into something a little more lively like Give it All You Got by Chuck Mangione and then funk things up Cantelope Island by Herbie Hancock and then hit you harder with something like Carry on my Wayward Son by Kansas then slowing right down again by softly performing a beautiful arrangement of Alouette, a time honored French composition in a jazzy style. Of course if you desire dancing we can certainly lean in that direction and/or if you desire simply good music performed by top shelf musicians we can certainly do that too. Your choice!
The Hook Me Up band is available for festivals, weddings, nightclubs, ceremonies and receptions, anniversaries, birthdays, restaurants, corporate functions and social gatherings from Bellingham to Vancouver, Everett to Olympia, Bremerton to Bellevue, and throughout the Northwest and beyond. Our talented, professionally trained musicians will wow you with a variety of vocal and instrumental musical entertainment. We have something for everyone whether you like dipping and dancing, dining and fine wining, or getting lost in a memory from a nostalgic melody, Hook Me Up will entertain.
Additional Booking Notes
Generally Hook Me Up requires a "footprint" of about 12X15ft and prefers to be on a stage but that is negotiable.
Past Booked Events
|January 24, 2020 • 6:30pm - 10:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 12, 2019 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Christmas Party|
|April 06, 2019 • 5:30pm - 8:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 29, 2017 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Auburn Senior Center|
|December 23, 2017 • 11:00am - 2:00pm||Olympia Farmer's Market|
|September 09, 2017 • 11:00am - 2:00pm||Olympia Farmer's Market|
|August 28, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Rhythm 'n Rye Olympia|
|August 19, 2017 • 11:00am - 2:00pm||Olympia Farmer's Market|
|August 15, 2017 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Kent Station|
|August 04, 2017 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm||Olympia G&CC|
|August 04, 2017 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Thurston County Fair|
|July 30, 2017 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Panaorama Village Lacey|
|July 27, 2017 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Fathoms of Fun Port Orchard|
|July 14, 2017 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm||Lakefair party (private)|
|July 08, 2017 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Mt. Rainier Wine Festival|
|July 01, 2017 • 11:00am - 2:00pm||Olympia Farmer's Market|
|June 24, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||HMU at the Markee|
|June 02, 2017 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm||Black Diamond Bakery|
|May 13, 2017 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||B Sharp Cafe|
|May 02, 2017 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm||Private party|
|April 08, 2017 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||B Sharp Care|
|April 01, 2017 • 11:00am - 2:00pm||Olympia Farmer's Market|
|March 31, 2017 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Brother Don's Bremerton|
|March 25, 2017 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Capitol Wine and Food Festival|
|March 03, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Markee in Gig Harbor|
|February 03, 2017 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm||Black Diamond Bakery|
|January 22, 2017 • 11:30am - 2:00pm||Private party|
|November 27, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Crossroads Mall. Bellevue, Wa|
|October 18, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Olympia Farmer's Market. Oly, Wa|
|September 18, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Grazie Restorante. Bothell, Wa|
|September 06, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Rhythm & Rye. Olympia, Wa|
|September 06, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Spar Tavern. Tacoma, Wa|
Feels So Good - Chuck Mangione Give it all you got - Chuck Mangione Autumn Leaves - Johhn Mercer Cantaloupe Island - Herbie Hancock Time is tight - Booker T & the MG's Morning Dance - Spro Gyra More and More Amour - Herb Alpert Route 101 - Herb Alpert Tunne 88 - Jeff Lorber This Masquerade - Leon Russell Corvacado - Jobim This guy's in love with you - Burt Bacarach Grazin' in the Grass - Hugh Masekela If I only had a brain - Harburg/Arlen Shadow of your smile - Johnny Mandel What a wonderful world - Weiss/Thele Harvard St. Shuffle - Jimco Pick up the Pieces - Average White Band Our love is here to stay - George Gershwin I love Lucy - Eliot Daniel Tune 44 - Jimco My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder Linus & Lucy - Charlie Brown theme - Vince Guaraldi Sunny Sunday Samba - Jimco Fly Me to the moon - Georgia on my mind
Influences & Inspiration
There are many and they span many genres of music but here are a few; Booker T. and the M.G's, Chuck Mangione, Spyro Grya, Louis Armstrong, Pat Metheny, Kansas, Chick Corea, Chris Botti, Henry Mancini, Rogers and Hammerstein, Johnny Winter, Jeff Lorber, Steely Dan, Burt Bacarach, Herb Alpert, Hugh Masakela, and on and on and on................