Strawberry Jam is an acoustic-electric cover band - guitar, bass, congas and vocals. Our wide ranging selection of familiar classic rock/oldies, blues, and country tunes appeals to listeners of all ages. Our unique sound is a perfect choice for parties, Happy Hours and other events where attendees want to talk and socialize while listening to great music. But when the occasion calls for it, our sound is big enough for large venues too, as demonstrated when we opened recently for Pure Prairie League in Buffalo. And don't forget your dancing shoes because you WILL want to dance! We're based in the Buffalo southtowns, and are available for gigs throughout the Buffalo area.
It is a pleasure recommending Strawberry Jam for anyone who might be interested in hiring them for any function where a professional band would be provided. They provided great entertainment and adapted their sound to fit our venue.
We used Strawberry Jam for our corporate picnic in August. I had heard of them but never saw them live. A friend had recommended them so I gave them a try. Our event was held outside along the Erie Canal in a park shelter. We were entertaining not just employees and family members but vendors and clients. all enjoyed the music and all gave me thumbs up for the band.
They used a 4 piece group including Bass and a drum kit. The music was an eclectic mix of 60's and 70's classic rock and a little country/rock fusion for a flavorful set.
A couple members of the band even helped clean up a bit when they were done with the gig.
Thank you guys!! Great job!!!
I booked Strawberry Jam to perform at my husband's 40th birthday party. I have never heard so many compliments about the entertainment before. A number of people stopped me to comment on how they loved the music selections by Gary and Deb, or how they had to check to see if it was the radio playing because their sound is so clean and so polished. Their playing and sound complements a party and both allows the guests to still engage in conversation or to get up and dance the night away. I highly recommend.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 120 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
Strawberry Jam's goal is to make your event fun, and minimize the demand on hosts. We have all the sound and lighting equipment needed - we just need access to electric. We typically require about an hour and a quarter to set up, though that can vary slightly depending on the venue/logistics, and for a first time (or one time occasion) at a venue, we'll want to get an idea of the "lay of the land" in advance of arriving to set up for the performance.
Depending on your event length and requirements, you can expect 2-4 hours of musical entertainment, typically in 45 minute - one hour sets, with a 15-20 minute break between sets. We can, and typically do, provide the music during breaks.
Our song selections include country, rock and blues and appeal to a variety of ages and musical interests. Strawberry Jam's unique sound is perfect for smaller venues, and occasions where people want to talk and socialize (and don't want to shout over the band), yet we're adaptable so that our sound is big enough for larger venues as well.
Strawberry Jam is Gary Boldt, Debra Cagwin and Russell "Moose" Almeter. Gary and Moose are both in-demand local musicians, each with decades of experience performing with numerous bands. Debra previously played drums for a local originals band, and (relatively) recently added congas to her repertoire. Gary and Debra played together as an acoustic duo for about five years before bringing Moose aboard on bass in the summer of 2015.
Strawberry Jam plays regularly at the American Legion Post 362 and the Ice House (East Aurora), at the Shamrock Inn Bar & Grill (Sardinia), and recently opened for Pure Prairie League at their October 2015 concert in Buffalo. Check our calendar on our website for details about past performances.
We play a wide range of selections, ranging from classic rock/oldies to blues to Motown to Country, even a bit of folk. And our song list is always evolving. Please visit our website ((link hidden)) to find a current song list.
|Gary Boldt||Guitarist, vocalist|
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