The Highsteppers are a scorching hot classic soul and r&b band. We play both the hits and deep cuts of the greatest era of music and keep the dance floor moving all night long.
With a full 9-10 piece band, you'll get no samples, no backing tracks, no electronic drums... Everything is live and done the way real rhythm and blues is supposed to be done.
We have an extensive song list that is always growing (check out our Spotify playlist here: https://goo.gl/Kb75fc), and we're always happy to take special requests to customize our performance to your event!
The Highsteppers performed at our wedding this summer and they totally rocked. They had the whole party (including me, the bride) dancing all night! We had a blast, and were SO happy we chose them - the music really made the night. Jack was also extremely easy to work with in advance, and the whole band is professional and lovely in person. Highly, highly recommend.
Response from The Highsteppers:
Thanks so much Irene! We had such a fun time! I hope we can do it again one day (anniversary party?) XO
The band was amazing and exceeded our expectations. They played all the right tunes from the Motown era and got everyone in the dancing mood. The singers were phenomenal and Jack the band manager was very responsive and easy to work with. I would book them again.
They had a group of over 600 people dancing during what was orginally supposed to be cocktail hour and dinner. There energy was contagious and the big band sound filled an entire aircraft hangar. Everyone enjoyed them so much we begged them to play an extra hour past there scheduled time and they obliged. Cannot recommend them higher!
We had a band drop out on our event with short notice and the Highsteppers were able to step in (ha!) and save the day. They brought a whole live sound setup and looked and sounded fabulous. We are most certainly going to be booking them again for future events.
Wow we had so much fun. We all danced until we dropped! The band was amazing. We already hired them again for next year, can't wait!
They did the best classics, and new stuff too, it was so fun! So nice to have a real live band and not a DJ. We were getting compliments on the band all night. Such a great time! Thanks Highsteppers, you rock.
We hired the Highsteppers to play our holiday party and they were amazing! They had even our most shy staff members dancing. So fun and super professional. We will definitely be hiring them again soon!
Price Range: $1000 and up
Phone Number: Call
What to Expect
We can tailor our set to fit your event. Whether you want the full band playing dance hits all night, a smaller group doing something a little more low key, or a combination somewhere in between, we are professionals and will make it happen.
We are a group of veteran Seattle musicians brought together by a mutual love of classic soul and r&b. We noticed that most of the cover bands that play this type of music use backing tracks in place of real live horns, don't dress the part, or just don't put in the time and energy to do it right.
We want to remedy this by bringing these amazing classic dance floor shaking songs to life the way they should be done, with class, style, and electricity! We are excited to play and that excitement spreads across the entire room and keeps the dance floor packed all night long!
Additional Booking Notes
We have a professional sound system, lighting, and stage that we can bring if necessary.
Upcoming Booked Events
|August 04, 2019 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|September 28, 2019 • 4:30pm - 11:30pm||Wedding Reception|
Past Booked Events
|September 08, 2018 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|August 04, 2018 • 4:00pm - 10:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|September 29, 2017 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Fundraiser|
|August 26, 2017–August 27, 2017 • 8:00pm - 12:00am||Festival|
|March 15, 2017 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Chop Suey|
|January 12, 2017–January 13, 2017 • 9:00pm - 11:55pm||Nectar|
|December 18, 2016 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Holiday Party|
|December 16, 2016 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Holiday Party|
|November 19, 2016 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Corporate Event|
|November 06, 2016 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Fundraiser|
|October 29, 2016 • 8:30pm - 11:30pm||Halloween Party|
|September 11, 2016 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Corporate Party|
|July 07, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Bellevue Arts Fest|
We specialize in the best of the classic era of soul and r&b but we can tailor our set to your event and are happy to take requests for your event.
Influences & Inspiration
Otis Redding, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Clarence Carter, The Shangri-Las, Candi Staton, The Supremes, Wilson Pickett, Marvin Gaye, Eddie Floyd, The Temptations.