We are a true variety band from Austin, Texas. We specialize in wedding receptions, corporate functions, private parties and club dates. We cover swing, jazz, motown, rock, country and much more! We offer complete entertainment services to your event. Full professional P.A., break DJ, stage lighting services and most importantly, a group of the finest players Austin offers. Our library of over 300 custom arrangements is packed with the best songs of all time. True variety, professional service and performance guaranteed. Please visit our promo kit today!
Price Range: $1000 to $7500 per performance depending on size
What to Expect
"There are only two kinds of music-- good music and bad music."
- Duke Ellington.
The Original Recipe Band is based on this simple premise. We play the good music. We are neither driven by nor limited to any musical genre. We play authentic Sinatra, blistering funk, real big band tunes, red-hot mambos, and true-to-the-record rock and Motown. We play them all in the same set, effortlessly.
The Original Recipe Band's singers and horns are driven by over three hundred custom arrangements making it the powerhouse of musical entertainment in Austin and beyond.
If your event calls for a wide compass through musical territory, you owe it to yourself and your guests to consider the The Original Recipe Band. Our extensive repertoire means you get more music for your entertainment dollar.
Completely self-contained with sound and lights, The Original Recipe Band offers you dinner sets without flogging the same three swing tunes. Once the plates are cleared only the most diverse and exciting dance numbers keep the floor hopping, assuring the success of your event
The Book Is the Star!
We play music the old fashioned way-- we read it! Every person who plays in the Original Recipe Band reads music proficiently. That way, if your event happens to fall on a day when our trombone player is getting married, we have a powerful bench of trombonists to call and you'll never even notice.
It also prevents us from having to play "Satin Doll," "Girl from Ipanema," and "Take the 'A' Train" during the dinner set. We do play them, but it's not out of a "lowest common denominator" approach to jazz among the members of our rhythm section and our core horn players! In some bands, these three tunes are the only swing tunes they know. There are definately levels of players and bands you can hire. We hope you set your standards as high as we do. All of our arrangements are voiced for the four piece horn section and our rhythm section. Each a custom arrangements written by our band conductor and baritone Saxophonist, Richard Fenno.
We Get Bigger!
If the fuller more complete big band sound is what you are looking for ask us about The Original Recipe Big Band! We increase our horn section by three more players and provide you with a 100 song library of custom arrangements of big band classics voiced especially for the 12 piece band - including vocals!
We Are Self-Contained!
The Original Recipe Band has one of the most modern PA systems in the business. Our Mackie powered speakers can - and have - handled rooms as large as full size aircraft hangers for over 750 guests. If your event has more than 750, we have another set of Mackies we can use to double our power. Don't worry about us overwhelming your guests with annoyingly high sound levels, though. We believe in conversational levels for drinks and dinner, and raising the levels for newer dance numbers later in the time line of your event.
We carry basic stage lighting and can, given advance notice, hire a lighting operator and complete custom lighting system. All logistical and technical support for the band is included in our bids. We will charge a travel fee for any gig outside a 100 male radius of our home base, Austin, Texas to offset fuel and wear and tear on our vehicles.
Additional Booking Notes
P.A. for up to 750 guests is included in our agreement with you. P.A. for larger venues are the responsibility of the client and promoter. Basic stage lighting is included in our agreement with you. Larger lighting setups are available at an additional cost. Backline amps and instruments are included unless travel to the venue is by air. Client will supply these items if air travel is used.
|Jimmy Fenno||Vocals, Drums, Percussion, Leader|
|Richard Fenno||Reeds, Arranger, Conductor|
|Leroy Rodriguez||Keyboards, Accordian|
|Monte Mann||Guitar, Vocals|
|Bruce Truitt||Bass, Vocals|
|Tommy Poole||Saxophone, Tenor & Alto|
|Ulrican "Hurricane" Williams||Trombone, Vocals|
|Janis Jean||Female Vocalist|
|Casey Daniel||Female Vocalist|
Stage dimensions 30 ft. wide, 20 ft. deep, 2 ft. high. Stairways both sides of stage.
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