The Nomad Band performs live music from all styles for all occasions. Music that ranges from Instrumental Jazz, Big Band, Funky R & B, Top 40, and New Orleans.
The Nomad Band will allow you to customize multiple music packages for any Corporate Event, Reception, Wedding, or Private Party. Choose from a small combo to a large 10 piece contemporary ensemble for your event theme. Sinatra to Bruno Mars. Let us know.
We are lucky to have been apart of many great and have put on memorable performances at special events, celebrations and weddings starting from San Francisco all the way to New York City.
Damon and his group were fantastic. Not only was the music exceptional, but Damon accommodated a complex procession, song requests, and he communicated well every step of the way. A lovely group of people with true professional charm. I wish we had another event to book them again.
Damon and the crew were great to work with! They were friendly, professional, accommodating, and everyone loved the music. I'll definitely keep them in mind for the future!
Response from The Nomad Band:
Lindsey was a pleasure to work with! She put on a great event for her company. Great setting! She and the rest of the staff were very accommodating to the band before , during and after the event. Great audience to perform for as they very receptive to our music.
Damon and the Nomad Group was great to work with from start to finish. Very open line of communication and very accommodating. The trio that played at our event was perfect and we received many compliments from guests. We hope to work with them in the future!
Response from The Nomad Band:
Working with Mattie was a joy to work with! Organizing and planning with her was easy, flawless, and very helpful. Megan and Nick were super accommodating to the band the day of the show. Very joyful bunch. The company put on a great party and it was fun to help enhance the atmosphere they created for there guests with our sounds.
We have used the Nomad Band two years in a row now. They are extremely easy to work with. As an event manager, I did not have to worry once about entertainment. Our guests enjoyed their music during reception. They were perfect! They helped make our event a success and I plan to use them again in the future.
Everything went really well, the band sounded great, had great personality, and enhanced the party even more than expected.
On time great set-up and everyone enjoyed the evening
Response from The Nomad Band:
Tom put on a great event for his customers. It was fun to perform for them all. There hospitality was great for the band!
They played throughout our cocktail hour at our event of 250 people. The music was lively, fun, and created a great atmosphere for mingling. Guests were very pleased and so were we! Added bonus: everyone in the band is super nice and easy to work with. Highly recommended!
I have booked Damon for a variety of events over the years. His pool of performers are extremely professional and talented. He has entertained at the country club with both small and large groups. I can highly recommend him based on my continuing to regularly schedule his music services for events/holidays.
I work for a large real estate company that has hired Damon and his various music groups for many types of occasions. We've worked together on small customer events at various property locations in the Bay Area which require more ambient "background" jazz music to allow for conversations and we have also used them for our large annual holiday parties which start out that way but end with a big funk band to dance to after meal service. They play classics everyone knows and gets people out of their seats. Each time, Damon and his fellow musicians bring their smiles and can-do attitudes and are a real pleasure to work with. (Damon can even add lights if you contract them in advance!)
Having worked with this talented group of musicians on many occassions, I highly recommend them. They are so versatile and flexible - a great addition to any event.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 240 minutes
Insurance: $1,000,000 - General Liability
Website: Visit website
What to Expect
The Nomad Band has all of the styles covered necessary to make your event memorable.
Our setup allows us to adjust as the event goes along. We have the set up abilities for a creative backdrop, light, and sound look for all of it for example having a special band size for the entry way as guests arrive, the ceremony area, then over to the main dance floor.
"All Styles All Occasions".
The Nomad Band has been performing together for the last 15 years and consists of some of the best versatile performers from around the world with successes from touring and recording.
Led by Damon Hope (NomaD), we have played in such cities as San Francisco, NYC, Seattle, Vegas and venues and events as the San Francisco Americas Cup, Exploratorium, Yoshi s, & Pier 48.
Additional Booking Notes
Questions to consider when requesting a quote:
1. What is the earliest time the band can load in prior to start?
2. Type of Venue? (i.e. ballroom, lounge, house)
Up Lighting Options are available. Please inquire.
A separate wireless microphone system for officiates and toasts are available. Please inquire.
A custom iPod playlist can be created, or if you have your own playlist, we can play it through our system during the breaks.
Dance: Funk, R n B, Rock n Roll
Boogie on Reggae Woman- Stevie Wonder
Can't Stand the Rain- Tina Turner
Chain of Fools- Aretha Franklin
Cold Sweat- James Brown
Feelin' Alright- Joe Cocker
Funky Broadway- Wilson Pickett
Further on Down the Road - Eric Clapton
Hold I'm Comin- Sam & Dave
How Sweet It Is- Marvin Gaye
I Feel Good- James Brown
I Wish- Stevie Wonder
Just My Imagination- The Tempations
Kansas City- Fats Domino
Knock On Wood- Wilson Pickett
Let's Get it On- Marvin Gaye
Let's Stay Together- Al Green
Midnight Hour- Wilson Pickett
Mustang Sally- Wilson Pickett
Sex Machine- James Brown
Shaky Ground- Bowen, Hazel & Boyd
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke- Stevie Wonder
Sittin on the Dock of the Bay- Redding & Cropper
Stand By Me- Ben E. King
Superstious- Stevie Wonder
Thank You- Sly & the Family Stone
Wanna Take You Higher- Sly Family Stone
What's Goin' On- Marvin Gaye
Instrumental: Jazz, New Orleans,
Blue Bossa- Dexter Gordan
Blue Monk- Thelonius Monk
Cantaloupe Island- Herbie Hancock
Chitlins Con Carne- Kenny Burrell
Cissy Strut- The Meters
Cold Duck Time- Eddie Harris
Come Fly With Me- Frank Sinatra
Days of Wine and Roses- Henry Mancini
Fever- King Curtis / Little Willie John
Hot Cha- Junior Walker
I've Got You (Under My Skin)- Frank Sinatra
Just the Two of Us- Grover Washington Jr
Killer Joe- Benny Golsen
Mellow Mood- Jimmy Smith
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy- Cannonball Adderly
Misty Erroll Garner
Moanin The Jazz Messengers
Moondance Van Morrison
New York New York Frank Sinatra
Pocky a Way The Meters
Put it where you want it The Crusaders
Saints Go Marching In New Orleans
Second Line New Orleans
So What Miles Davis
Song for my father Horace Silver
Summertime Ella Fitzgerald
Take the “A” Train Duke Ellington
Tenor Madness Sonny Rollins
Watermelon Man Herbie Hancock
What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
Work Song Julian "Cannonball" Adderly
Party Fun Music/ Classic Rock
Billie Jean- Michael Jackson
Brick House- The Commadores
Crazy- Gnarls Barkley
Groove is in the Heart- Dee Lite
I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man- Prince
Jungle Boogie- Kool & the Gang
Long Train Runnin- Doobie Brothers
My Old School- Steely Dan
Play That Funky Music- Wild Cherry
Purple Rain- Prince
Rehab- Amy Winehouse
Rosalita- Bruce Springsteen
Tell Her About It- Billy Joel
You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling- Hall & Oates Version
Influences & Inspiration
Grover Washington Jr
Band will provide music gear unless noted in the quote