The Trade Secret Music Syndicate is a stable of professional level musicians, ranging from a soloist to, a jazz trio, to a classics rock band, to a large dance orchestra. Recently reformed from the group "Too Much Fun" we now have added exciting new players bringing an even wider array of styles and eras of music to share.
The Trade Secret Music Syndicate Performs a wide variety of music styles from classic rock, Pop, jazz and dance music (latin, swing, pop, etc.), and many other styles.
We perform for: Fund Raisers, Community Events, Corporate, Dance Studio live music, Festivals, Grand Openings, Private Parties, Reunions, Weddings, Cocktail Parties, Banquets, Birthday Parties, etc.
Those guys were great. I'm so happy they agreed to come down all the way to Borrego Springs to play for us for our 60th Julian Union High School! I received absolutely no negative remarks. Everyone thought they were awesome, and we would certainly recommend them to anyone.
I already knew when I listened to their audition tape of "Under the Boardwalk" that this was the band we had to have for our Fifty Year Celebration. This band knows the difference between just playing loud and modulating their sound for the space and the audience. Their play list is just what is needed for any event that features music from the fifties through the seventies, and it's just impossible not to get up and dance. The vocals are great too -- really tight harmony. I just can't praise this group enough!
Response from Trade Secret:
Thank you for your kind words Sharon. We had a great time and really felt part of your celebration!
TOO MUCH FUN is exactly what we got! The performance was spectacular...The foursome provided a great mix of music tailored to our event. Highly recommend this band.
As the name implies, "Too Much Fun" is truly a fitting moniker for this talented group of early middle aged men. Their vast repertoire of music is pleasing to a variety of audiences ranging from the young to the elder statesmen. Wether you are fortunate to hear them at a private back yard party or on the big stage you will not be disappointed with their musicianship and quality of sound. From Elvis to the Beach Boys their selections will have you clapping your hands and singing in the isles. Don't miss out on the next opportunity to have a "Too Much Fun" experience.
Response from Trade Secret:
Too Much Fun truly enjoyed being part of your event. Your organization was impeccable and everything went smoothly. It's always a blast to perform on the "Big Stage"
For my sixtieth birthday party, these guys were perfection. Professional, excellent sound and musicianship. They adapted their sound to the room, so it was just right. Their music selection was delightful and everyone had a great time dancing and celebrating.
To Much Fun was unbelievable. It was such a privilege to work with this group. The communication was fantastic leading up to our Fall Fest. It made my prep very easy. The guys were very flexible with the set-up time, I didn't need to worry about them pulling in last minute and they were ready to go when we started the event. They looked great, the equipment looked new and they sounded amazing. I kinda hope these guys stay a hidden treasure in San Diego county so they are not difficult to get for our next event. To Much Fun was literally a ton of fun!
The Too Much Fun Band was the perfect choice for my Dad’s birthday party. They played all the songs that he loves, are the nicest people you would want to meet, sounded fantastic (especially in their vocal harmonies), and played at a low volume low enough so people could talk to each other without yelling, just as they advertise on their website. I highly recommend the band for anyone wanting an affordable vintage 50s, 60s, and 70s or Country/Bluegrass Band.
Price Range: $500-$900 - (gratis for charities we love)
Gig Length: 30 - 240 minutes
Languages: English, German, Italian, Spanish
What to Expect
Because we have many years of experience with event planning ourselves, every detail is checked. Our live sound is studio quality and we fit right in the sweet spot where we are a part of your event but the focus is on you and the event. Our sound can power a large concert space or just a nice little corner. We come off as a highly polished professional group both visually and musically, but we can go casual if that is the right way to go.
We can put on an entertaining fun concert filled with humor and music or layback and let the evening own itself.
The Trade Secret band will bring a high quality sound and performance to your event. Formerly known as the Too Much Fun Band we have added a few talented musicians to broaden what we offer and it is great!
We would love to help your organization with your next fundraiser or provide the perfect style and tempo for dancing. Because we are both business professionals and music professionals our love of playing far exceeds any other need. That makes us perfect for you since your happiness and our need to bring you a class event are the most important things.
Additional Booking Notes
We are always happy to adjust our sound levels to the wishes of the client and are never offended by your direction in this regard.
Past Booked Events
|November 12, 2016 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|October 15, 2016 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Reunion|
|September 23, 2016 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Dinner Party|
|November 14, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|September 12, 2015||Sporting Event|
|November 24, 2013||Birthday Party|
|October 20, 2013||Festival|
Over 500 songs from many years of playing styles - vintage pop/rock, Latin dance, Country, swing, etc - all authentically done with attention to dynamics and quality.
We can learn and perform most any style or song.
|Steve Inscoe||Leader - Keyboards, Vocals|
|Dave||Lead Guitar, Vocals|
|Mike||Sax, Vocals, Aux Percussion|
|Tina Inscoe||Occasional Featured Vocalist|
|Bass Guitar||Occasional added bass player|
Influences & Inspiration
Indiana University School of Music, the classics, Jazz, 60's rock, Beatles, Blood Sweat and Tears, EWF, Chicago, and folk music to name a few.
We sometimes use background tracks that can grow the size of the band to an electronically virtual 10 piece group. Utilizing this we can do almost anything.
We are all from diverse areas of the country - Midwest, California, Texas and so on. We love to provide music for everything from old time rock and roll to a hot salsa sound for latin dancing. We can also do a world music sound with influences of Andrea Bocelli and Chris Botti to other very classy performers.
We can also bring the rock and party music. another great opportunity is to hire us to provide a live sound for dance schools (Arthur Murray, Fred Astaire). we provide stable and correct tempos and styles for ballroom dancing.
At least a 16 X 8 foot space and electricity.
We need at least an hour for setup and highly prefer two hours if the gig is a large event.
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