Onager is West Michigan's premier classic rock / variety band. We specialize in festivals, weddings, night clubs, and corporate events, or any other event that requires Quality Entertainment provided with professional service with a State of the art Sound System and Light Show.
I don't know where to even begin! You guys seriously did AMAZING! Jennifer was just lovely making sure I was calm & that everything was going smoothly. I can't get over how great you did. Everyone loved you guys & you seriously made our night. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts from going above & beyond for us. I am so happy you were able to play for our big day! You are all such wonderful & nice people!!
Response from Onager:
Deanna & Zach,
On behalf of all of us It was truly our pleasure to entertain you, your family and friends at the celebration of your marriage. We wish you the best as you start a new pathway as husband and wife.
We hired Onager band for our company Christmas Party and had countless compliments on how great they were. There was not one song that had an empty dance floor. The songs and variety were amazing. We will recommend this group to anyone looking into hiring for music. In my opinion- 10+ stars!
Response from Onager:
Thank you Carrie and please share our thanks to all of your fellow employees. It was a great time for all of us!
We booked Onager 30 days before our wedding after the band we had booked decided to break up. While I was in freak-out bride mode, Onager came to the rescue! Luckily they were available for our date, were extremely professional, and did an excellent job of keeping our reception on track...in addition to keeping the dance floor packed all night!! Everyone loved the band & complimented us repeatedly on our band choice. We couldn't have been more happy to have Onager play our reception, and plan to see them at one of their shows in the near future! Definitely recommend this band, A+ talent!!
Paul Suits and Onager were a pleasure to work with for the 2014 Baldwin Troutarama Beer Tent. They played a great range of hits that kept the beer tent crowd entertained for the whole night. They are an extremely professional group and I would recommend them for any venue.
Onager was the perfect addition to our outdoor wedding this past weekend!! They were extremely professional, easy to work with and went out of their way to provide the vision we wanted for our wedding. Many guests told us how great the band was and wanted to know how we found them. They also allowed me to make a personal dream come true and helped me amaze our guests by letting me sing a song with them. The experience was out of this world and neither us nor or guests will ever forget it. We love Onager!!!!
Thank you very much for making our wedding, cocktail hour, and wedding reception perfect! Everything was extremely professional and we appreciated the great communication to put our mind at ease. I would highly recommend hiring Onager for any event because live music is an amazing choice!
very good performance for our firemans ball! best turn out that we have had, already booked for next year!
I always try & attend where ever Onager is performing as this group gets the crowd on their feet and on the dance floor! Adding a female singer a while back added to their depth and increased their song selections. I even own a couple of their band t-shirts! Onager Rocks!!!!
Thank you for another great year at the Bow Hunter's Ball. You kept everyone on the floor and you guys sounded great. I could not have asked for better. You get a thumbs-up every year in my book. Excellent job as always. Hope to see you next year.
Great work. The band sounded great and kept everyone on the dance floor. The amount of people that come to see/hear Onager play keeps increasing every year. Fair price and the band is willing to do the gig every year. Excellent work. Awesome fun.
I booked Onager to play outdoors for a charity golf outing event in July 2011 at the Manistee National Golf and Resort in Manistee MI. The outing involved several high profile business vendors to come support local charities in and around the Manistee County area. Onager was right on target with their sound, professionalism and delivery. This is a hard venue because it was in fact a golf course but they helped create a fun and exciting atmosphere playing while guests golfed and never one complaint on the volume or the song set choices. This band is very friendly to work with and highly professional and I attribute a lot of the event success to their overall presentation and performance.
Dude, these guys blew me away. They sounded just like their studio recordings live! I anticipate putting in my nightclubs rotation for a long time. Guaranteed to get great customer feedback. They work the crowd great with awesome interaction and excellent musical precision.
Both times that I have seen Onager perform, they did an excellent job. They played a great mix of music from several genre's. The sound quality is great. Very professional. I will definately be on the lookout for the next time they play.
ONAGER ROCKS! WHAT A GREAT PERFORMANCE WE WILL DEFINATELY BE WATCHING THEM AGAIN!
Onager was amazing. We traveled from lower South West Michigan to catch the show...and it was every bit worth it. They had a sound and their lead vocalists rocked. I like how they had the crowd going with their great choice of songs, they kept everyone on the dance floor, including us.We would definitely love to see them play again.
ONAGER WAS GREAT! THEY BRING IN LOTS OF PEOPLE EVERY YEAR FOR THE BOWHUNTERS BALL. THEY PLAY GREAT MUSIC AND THE DANCE FLOOR IS ALWAYS FULL. THANKS ONAGER FOR MAKING THE BOWHUNTERS BALL A SUCCESS YEAR AFTER YEAR!!!!
Onager has been a part of our Brethren Days Celebration for the past few years & have always provided a great performance. They keep all the people on the dance floor & having fun!
Onager was our feature entertainment for Saturday night at our annual Maritime Festival this summer and they did a great job! The crowd really liked them... people kept asking "where did the great band come from!?" They played a wide range of music and they sounded awesome! Onager was professional and we will defenitely have them back.
They were awesome!!! Will definitely be going to more shows. It was a great experience!!
The band played classic rock songs that had people out dancing from the 1st song on.would highly reccomend them.
This band was great... I have tried to go see them again but haven't been able to make it to another show of theirs. Classic rock with great energy. Everyone had a good time. If these guys would have released the songs that they covered they would still have been hits. Five star for sure, I just wish they played closer to Grand Rapids.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 45 - 300 minutes
What to Expect
Our Professional services include:
**Consultation prior to the wedding/Event (so we may learn what you want, which allows us to make your event the best it can be).
**We can act as the emcee and handle all the announcements and/or work closely with the Master/Mistress of Ceremonies to maintain the flow of the evening.
**Dinner/Background Music(if desired) and a wireless mic to use for toasts, prayer, etc.
**We also DJ during the band breaks for non-stop entertainment and also to fulfill and requests.
**We boast a state of the art sound system and light show.
If you have any special idea, please let us know. If it is possible, we will do our best to accommodate! You will not regret choosing Onager for your wedding entertainment.
Professionalism is the name of our game.
We strive to sound like the original artist on 98% of our material.
Onager (pronounced On-a-jer), is a 5 piece band from the Scottville /
Ludington area. Onager has been grinding high energy Classic Rock and
Variety music since 1987. With professional vocalists and musicianship,
Onager has an uncanny ability to faithfully replicate the hits of yesterday
the way you remember them.
The combination of talent and on stage presence make Onager one of the
area's top drawing acts. One visit to a show will give clear reason why
Additional Booking Notes
We can provide all of the necessary stage lighting along with state of the art sound from top quality gear.
Upcoming Booked Events
|June 08, 2019 • 8:00pm - 11:55pm||Private Event|
|June 15, 2019 • 8:00pm - 11:55pm||Onager live @ Johnny's Roadhouse - Custer, MI|
|July 05, 2019 • 7:30pm - 11:30pm||Onager live at the Tullymore Craft Beer Festival|
|July 06, 2019 • 9:00pm - 11:55pm||Onager live at the Luther Days Celebration|
|July 13, 2019 • 9:00pm - 11:55pm||Onager @ Billy Ray & Dani Lee's|
|July 27, 2019 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Onager @ Chopo's Northside Bar|
|August 17, 2019 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Onager @ The Silver Lake Chicken Shack|
|August 24, 2019 • 7:00pm - 11:55pm||Private Wedding Event|
|September 07, 2019 • 7:00pm - 11:30pm||Private Event - Irons, MI|
|September 14, 2019 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Not Available|
|September 20, 2019 • 10:00pm - 11:55pm||Little River Casino and Resort|
|September 21, 2019 • 10:00pm - 11:55pm||Little River Casino and Resort|
|October 12, 2019 • 8:00pm - 11:55pm||Whiskey Creek Resort annual Halloween Party|
|December 06, 2019 • 8:00pm - 11:55pm||Little River Casino and Resort|
|December 07, 2019 • 10:00pm - 11:55pm||Little River Casino and Resort|
Past Booked Events
|May 11, 2019 • 8:00pm - 11:55pm||Carr Volunteer Fire Department Fireman's Ball|
|April 13, 2019 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Fountain Fireman's Ball|
|March 16, 2019 • 8:00pm - 11:55pm||St. Patrick's Day Party - more details to come|
|March 02, 2019 • 8:00pm - 11:55pm||2018 Cabin Fever Reliever Party - Irons|
|December 08, 2018 • 7:00pm - 11:55pm||Private Event - Odawa Casino|
|July 20, 2018 • 7:30pm - 11:45pm||Onager at Baldwin Trout-a-rama Festival Beer Tent|
|June 30, 2018 • 7:30pm - 11:30pm||Private Event - Norton Shores, MI|
|March 10, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:55pm||annual Cabin Fever Reliever Party|
|January 27, 2018–January 28, 2018 • 10:00pm - 2:00am||Onager live at Little River Casion and Resort|
|January 26, 2018–January 27, 2018 • 10:00pm - 2:00am||Onager live at Little River Casino and Resort|
|December 09, 2017 • 8:00pm - 11:55pm||Private Corporate Christmast Party|
|November 18, 2017–November 19, 2017 • 9:00pm - 1:00am||Private Event|
|October 21, 2017 • 8:00pm - 11:55pm||Night Owl Party (Breast Cancer Fundraiser)|
|October 14, 2017 • 7:30pm - 11:55pm||Halloween Party @ Whiskey Creek Resort|
|October 07, 2017 • 8:00pm - 11:55pm||annual Bow Hunters Ball - Fundraiser|
|September 23, 2017–September 24, 2017 • 9:00pm - 1:00am||Onager Live at Little River Casino|
|September 16, 2017 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Wedding - Norton Shores, MI|
|September 09, 2017 • 7:00pm - 11:30pm||Buckley Days Entertainment Tent|
|August 19, 2017 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Norton Shores Arts & Drafts Entertainment Tent|
|August 12, 2017 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Docker's Tiki Bar - Muskegon|
|July 22, 2017 • 8:00pm - 11:55pm||Trout-a-rama Beer Tent - Baldwin|
|July 21, 2017 • 7:30pm - 11:55pm||Trout-a-rama Beer Tent - Baldwin|
|July 16, 2017 • 3:00pm - 7:00pm||Docker's Tiki Bar - Muskegon|
|July 01, 2017 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Docker's Tiki Bar - Muskegon|
|March 18, 2017 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||St. Patricks Day Party|
|March 11, 2017 • 8:00pm - 11:55pm||Cabin Fever Reliever Party|
|October 22, 2016 • 7:30pm - 11:55pm||Whiskey Creek Camground Halloween Party|
|October 15, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Breast Cancer Awareness Funraiser - Irons, MI|
|October 01, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Bow Hunters Ball (fund raiser) Fountian, MI|
|August 20, 2016 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Norton Shores Arts & Drafts Entertainment Tent|
|August 06, 2016 • 6:30pm - 11:30pm||Smit Wedding Reception|
|July 30, 2016 • 7:30pm - 11:55pm||Private Event (family reunion)|
|July 23, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Baldwin Trout-a-rama Beer Tent|
|July 22, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Baldwin Trout-a-rama Beer Tent|
|June 04, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Anniversary Party - Montague MI|
|April 30, 2016 • 7:00pm - 11:55pm||Carr Fireman's Ball (fundraiser)|
|April 23, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Private Wedding - Lake Orion, MI|
|April 23, 2016||Wedding Reception|
|March 12, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Cabin Fever Reliever (fund raiser) Irons, MI|
|February 27, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||The Zoo Bar @ Boyne Highlands|
|December 12, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Blue Fish Restaurant (Christmas Party) Manistee Mi|
|November 21, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Twin Creek Inn - Luther, MI|
We can tailor our set list to fit just about any situation. Also, when we say we will be back in 15 minutes, we are back playing in 15 MINUTES!
|Paul Suits||Lead Singer, Guitars & Keyboards, Booking|
|Jennifer Reagan||Lead Singer, acoustic guitar|
|Sean Newman||Guitars & Keyboard, lighting|
|Aaron Bryan||Drums, Vocals|
|Paul Conant||Bass Guitar, Vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
Our biggest influence has been the 80's, the 70's, 90's, 60's, etc
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