Price Range: $1500-$5000
Gig Length: 180 - 300 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
What to Expect
Upper East Side Big Band, a 15 piece, great Arizona big band brings you captivating standards and timeless classics with a classic glittering sound. They perform timeless melodies the way they were meant to be heard: vibrant, fun, romantic & cool.
The band plays for corporate events and weddings and has played at venues including the Arizona Biltmore, the Scottsdale Fairmount Princess, Tucson's La Paloma, Val Vista Lakes, the Boojum Tree, the Raven Golf Club, the FatCat Ballroom and resorts in Prescott and Sedona. It rang in the new year the last two years at the Carefree Inn and Resort and played for a private WWII costume party at a Carefree mansion once owned by Bruce Springsteen.
The orchestra's music is festively suited for parties and dancing with group favorites including The Way You Look Tonight, They Can't Take That Away From Me, Love is Here to Stay, In the Mood, Mambo Swing, Fly Me to the Moon, Crazy and Fever.
Young, fun and energetic, UESBB brings the class and style of a full-sized band and is the tops for listening & dreamy for dancing!
-Arizona Weddings reports that RMS "delivers the versatility and musical artistry to take your wedding or event to a higher level." On newsstands June 2010.
For recordings, a play list and more go to (link hidden) or contact Gerald Shelley, Provisional Chairman of the Band, (phone number hidden), (email hidden)
Additional Booking Notes
All the Upper East Side Big Band needs is an electrical outlet. We do master of ceremony work, narrations, and we take requests and work up special dance and vocal numbers for our clientel.
The current play list includes:
At Last, The Way You Look Tonight, Fly Me to the Moon, Quando Quando Quando, Save the Last Dance for Me, Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby, Cry Me a River, Don't Know Why, Beyond the Sea, Sway, Fever, The Look of Love, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, La Vie En Rose, Dream a Little Dream, Route 66, It Don't Mean a Thing, Georgia, One O'Clock Jump, St. Louis Blues, They Can't Take that Away from Me, S'Wonderful, Love is Here to Stay, Blue Skies, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Sing Sing Sing, It Had to be You, Crazy, In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade, The Way You Look Tonight, The Girl From Ipanema, Orange Colored Sky, Tequila, YMCA, Oh What a Night, Can't Take My Eyes Off You, Embraceable You, The Man I Love, Satin Doll, As Time Goes By, and a whole lot more.
|Erin "Rodgers" Lewis||Bass|
Influences & Inspiration
Upper East Side Big Band draws inspriration from the music of Michael Buble, Jane Monheit, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall, Norah Jones, Patsy Cline, Pink Martini, Count Basie Orchestra.
We have sets patterned after the Great American Songbook. We play Latin sets, Tangos, Mambos, Salsa, Cha Cha Chas, Sambas. We play Rock, Jazz, Blues, Christmas and Holiday tunes.
Need space equal to at least 10 by 30 and an electrical outlet-
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