The Whatever! Band

Why book The Whatever! Band?

Whatever is a high-energy, pop-rock-R&B-dance band. Our vocals are what set us a apart. With a great male and female vocalist, all of whom play an instrument, we are a tight band that packs a lot of punch into a small, affordable, package! Plus, we concentrate on big, lush vocal harmonies that you just don't hear often enough!

Whatever is like your iPod on shuffle. We do everything from Lady Antebellum to the Ramones. We have a lot of fun, keep the energy up and always get your people dancing.

Everywhere we go, people love this band!



Saw them last night- we're going to see them again tonight!

Was at Metropointe (the mall in Costa Mesa) last night with several friends seeing a movie and after, thought we'd grab a drink at Finbar's Italian there. There was a band playing in a covered tent in the courtyard and they were good! They played a lot of 80s stuff that we all love but threw in some awesome little twists like Adele, Bad Company and even Badfinger. We all were blown away by their vocals especially...big harmonies. Anyway, they're playing tonight at Buster's Beach HOuse in LB so we're going again as it's my friends 40th birthday!

Reviewer: Robert M.
Event: Birthday Party in Long Beach, CA
Event Date: Feb 18, 2012

Response from The Whatever! Band:

Cool! THANKS! Wasn't Buster's a blast? We're back there the first Friday in April and May.

Saw them at Muldoons in Newport

I have seen this band a couple of times in different venues and I always enjoy them. Their sound is great and the audience always seems to have a good time. They have a broad play list and they really can pull from early rock to what is on your iPod. Their sets seem to be eclectically organized.

Reviewer: Dianne R.
Event: Bar/Lounge in Newport Beach, CA
Event Date: Jan 7, 2012

Great tunes from Classic rock to current music

This is a great band. Me and my girlfriend have seen them many times all last year and it's always been a great show. A lot of great songs from classic rock to new stuff too, so the selection is cool. A lot stuff to dance to and geat harmonies and just good music. We still try to see them when we can.

Reviewer: Ron G.
Event: Bar/Lounge in Orange County, CA
Event Date: Jan 7, 2012

They kept playing GREAT SONGS all night long!

We've seen this band in South County at a few places and they always rocked it off the hook! We like a wide variety of music and WHATEVER BAND can deliver. They filled the dance floor right off the bat and just kept playing GREAT SONGS all night long! We LOVE the 80's medleys, even heard BADFINGER, LADY ANTIBELLUM, THE OUTFIELD & believe it or not, "Rapture" by BLONDIE! This BAND had FUN with the crowd and even at the end of the night, their ROCKIN' FINALE proved these musicians can deliver the goods! Would really enjoy seeing them play in North Orange County soon.

Reviewer: MARK A. J.
Event: Club/Nightclub in Dana Point, CA
Event Date: Nov 19, 2011

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 180 - 240 minutes
  • Fee: Contact for rates


An audience can expect to say "I LOVE this song." at least 30 times a night. And an audience can expect to dance.
We're a high energy band that plays only the best in rock, pop and R&B. You can always expect to have fun with us.

If you love vocals and harmonies, you'll love this band.

The other thing that Whatever is known for is the weird way we mash-up songs. For example, it's not unusual to hear us take a Blondie song into a Pink Floyd song. Or, we'll take 2 or 3 Cars songs and mix them up in an entertaining way. It keeps the audience on their toes and listening...and it keeps people coming back to your club to see what we'll do next.

Past Booked Events

08/04/12 Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa
07/28/12 Shoreline Village. Long Beach
07/21/12 Muldoon's, Fashion Island, Newport Beach
07/20/12 Buster's Beach House, Long Beach
07/14/12 Stadium Brewery
07/07/12 Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa
06/24/12 Pierce Street Annex
06/23/12 Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa
06/16/12 Buster's Beach House, Long Beach
06/09/12 Stadium Brewery
06/08/12 South Coast Metro Pointe Mall
06/02/12 Muldoon's, Fashion Island, Newport Beach
05/26/12 Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa

The team providing the talent:

Alan MacPherson

Lead vocals, lead guitar

Debra Barbre

Lead vocals, rhythm guitar

John Alden

Bass, vocals

Brian McGovern


The artist yet to be named.

Keyboards....when the budget permits.

Set List

A Change Would Do You Good
And It Stoned Me
Back On The Chain Gang
Basket Case
Beast of Burden
Blister In The Sun
Brown Eyed Girl
Can't Buy Me Love
Can’t Get Enough
Chain of Fools
Come and Get Your Love
Day After Day
Daydream Believer
Doctor My Eyes
Don't Dream It's Over
Down Under.mp3
Drive My Car
Eight Days a Week
Feel Like Makin' Love
Ferry Cross The Mersey
Get Ready.mp3
Gimme a Little Sign
Hold On, Hold On
I Can't Explain
I Feel Fine
I Kissed A Girl
I Know I, Know I Know
I Need A Lover
I Saw Her Standing There
I'll Be Around
I'm A Believer
I'm Only Happy When It Rains.mp3
In My Room
Is This Love.mp3
Just What I Needed/My Best Friend's Girlfriend
La La Means I Love You
Last Dance with Mary Jane
Last Time
Listen To Her Heart
Love is a Losing Game
Melt With You.mp3
Message In A Bottle.mp3
Midnight Hour
Mission of Mercy
Mr. Tambourine Man
My Sharona
Need You Now.mp3
No Matter What
No Time
Only The Lonely
Our Lips Are Sealed
Rapture/The Wall
Rolling in the Deep.mp3
Semi-charmed Kind of Life
She Bop
She's Not There
Somebody Told Me
Stuck In The Middle/All I Wanna Do
Tainted Love
Tell Me Why
The Way
Til I Hear It From You
White Rabbit
You Beat Me To The Punch.mp3
You Can't Do That
Your Love

Influences & Inspiration

Beatles, Stones, Pretenders, Motels, Amy Winehouse, Adele, Janis Joplin, Crowded House, Police, Elvis Costello, Green Day, Marvin Gay, Aretha Franklin.....too many to name.

Setup Requirements

We are self-contained!


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