Let us liven up your party or event with great music! We play the best music from the 60's through the present, and can tailor the size of our band to fit your needs. Our repertoire includes hundreds of the greatest rock, country, soul, and jazz songs of all time. From 1 to 10 piece ensembles, we've got you covered!
Price Range: $300 and up
Gig Length: 90 - 420 minutes
What to Expect
We will provide as many hours of live music as you require. Our repertoire spans many decades and styles of music, and mainly focuses on rock from all eras. We also play country, soul, blues, and jazz, depending on your input. All of us are experienced musicians, with many years spent playing and singing. Dynamics are not a problem, as we can play everything from soft background music to in-your-face rock 'n roll.
Our lineup can include:
duo with keyboard/acoustic guitar/two vocals
trio with keyboard/electric guitar/drums/two vocals
4 piece band with keyboard/guitar/bass/drums/two vocals
5 piece band with keyboard/guitar/bass/drums/sax/two vocals
We can also add an additional lead singer and/or keyboard player to the groups above
10 piece band with keyboard/guitar/bass/drums/sax/sax/trumpet/trumpet/2 lead singers
We've been playing live music in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area for over 30 years. Some of the types of events we've done include thousands of corporate parties, birthday and anniversary parties, weddings, nightclub gigs, casinos, fundraisers, holiday parties, festivals, shopping centers, community parties, country clubs, and many others. We have performed in almost every resort in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley, including the AZ Biltmore, Sanctuary, Camelback Inn, Westin Kierland, The Scottsdale Resort, The Scottsdale Princess, The Hermosa Inn, El Chorro, Doubletree, Firesky, Marriott, Hyatt, Four Seasons, and all the rest. Over the years, we've won "Best Band" type awards many times from the wedding and hospitality industry.
We can provide any desired lineup, from Mark Long as a solo keyboardist with vocal, to a 10 piece rock and soul horn band, The Groove Merchants. We can modify our group to fit your event and budget. When space is an issue, our duo or trio lineups are an option. For a rocking party, a 4-7 piece band may be ideal.
We will work with you to make your event a success, including tailoring our musical sets to your tastes. If you have a couple of songs you'd like us to play, it's no problem to add them to our list. We can also provide recorded music between sets to keep the party going, as well as basic MC or announcing touches.
All of us are seasoned professionals, and will be on-time and well-behaved.
Additional Booking Notes
We don't require much room for our solo, duo, trio, and 4 piece band configurations. A stage or space measuring about 12 x 8 is fine. For the 5-7 piece band, 16 x 10 is good, and for the 10 piece band, we'll need something around 25 x 15. A stage/riser setup is not necessary, although it does add a nice visual to the event. We do not provide a stage.
We provide our own sound system, appropriate for the size venue you have.
For larger venues, such as ballrooms and large halls, we will provide professional sound with a soundman. Sound reinforcement is included as part of your package price.
For power, a quad box or outlet near the stage is ideal, although we can run extensions if necessary.
We request water available for the band when possible. Depending on how long the band will be on site, we would also appreciate some type of food accommodations. This is usually requested when we will be at your location for more than 4 hours total, including setup and breakdown.
It's a good idea to check on the noise ordinance for your community, if you're having an event at your home. Upset neighbors can ruin a great party if they complain to the police. Usually, it's not a problem if the music is done by 9 pm, and sometimes 10 is ok.
Influences & Inspiration
We have been influenced by all the great rock, soul, and country music of the past 60 years. Much of our sets is comprised of major groups like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Eagles, Elton John, Steely Dan, all the great Motown groups, plus later music by Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, and John Mayer.
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