Wheelhouse is a high energy pop-country cover band. With both female and male lead vocals, a driving rhythm section, velvet vocal harmonies and breathtaking instrumentalists, Wheelhouse gives audiences the excitement of a concert experience. We are most suitable for outdoor events (fairs, markets, rodeos), road houses, barn dances, and cowboy weddings. Wheelhouse also provides musical entertainment for charities, corporate, municipal, and governmental events, as well as private affairs which are held in public or ranch locations.
Wheelhouse band did a great job at our event. They were easy to work with and professional.
Response from Wheelhouse:
Thank you FFA. We look forward to working with you again.
Our neighborhood has had Wheelhouse perform twice now and each show has been a smash hit. Fun music, clean, family friendly songs, and great stage presence. Looking forward to our next neighborhood concert!
We had the privilege to have The Wheelhouse Band perform at our annual FFA Blowout BBQ this year. They literally took our event to the next level. Our guests had so much fun and the dance floor was NEVER without a full crowd dancing, singing and completely enjoying themselves. Thank you, thank you, thank you Wheelhouse, you guys ROCK!
Tom and his crew played a fundraiser we put on July first to support local kids. The music was so great , they played songs from all different country eras and a little bit of rock. Perfect combination to get guests on the dance floor. And really who can resist Friends in Low places? The amount of time the band put into the set up and break down was so crazy. I would love to have them play again at other events. Thank you guys so very much. You all were fantastic!
Response from Wheelhouse:
Thank you Codi ... We love serving our community. Hope to have another opportunity to work with you.
Wheelhouse was truly a great surprise for us here at San Joaquin Country Club. Great music, song selections, and very professional.
Response from Wheelhouse:
Thank you Tommy ... Look forward to working with the Country Club Crew again.
Tom and his crew were absolutely amazing! They played for my military retirement party. Tom went out of his way to make sure that the performance was just right. They received rave reviews from all the party goers. If you have to choose one band for your event, you absolutely should make it Wheelhouse!!
Response from Wheelhouse:
Thank you Jon. We enjoyed performing for you and your guests.
Our family hired Wheelhouse for my father's 80th birthday barn party where our guests' ages ranged from 2 to 85. The music was outstanding and very entertaining to all and it really made the party. We didn't want the music to stop. On top of that, Wheelhouse was exceptionally professional. They arrived well before the party to have everything set up before the guests arrived and they were patient and courteous. I would highly recommend this band for a high quality entertainment experience.
This band has a great sound and will keep you dancing all night long. The played a great mix of country music. Great musicians and vocalist.
My wife and I had a lot of fun. This band kicks!
I enjoyed the great country tunes. Fun music to dance to.
These guys made me want to dance; what a fun band!
Price Range: $1,800 Minimum Plus Travel & Expenses
Gig Length: 120 - 240 minutes
Insurance: $250,000 - Liability insurance is the responsibility of the venue (trip and fall). Wheelhouse can provided additional insurance, but the cost is passed along to client.
What to Expect
Most folks attending our shows will develop the urge to dance. And it usually spreads through out the audience. A line dancing frenzy is a common sight, followed by out-bursts of hootin' and hollarin'.
If you are booking us for a wedding, we have learned that frequent communications is a must. Wheelhouse can prepare special songs when given at least 60 days notice. We can also MC the event, but that takes coordination with your wedding planner, or we'll need a script and time to discuss the order of events.
Wheelhouse also takes care of the sound system, as well as the stage and dance floor lighting. We have roaming wireless microphones so that guests can offer best wishes to the hosting party.
We urge brides and/or wedding planners to communicate with us directly by telephone (phone number hidden); or by email at (email hidden)
Wheelhouse is a 9 member cover band, emphasizing multi-part harmonies and playing songs right off the pop-music charts. In pop-country music, we cover artists such as Kenny Chesney, Billy Currington, Corbin Easton, Garth Brooks, and many more. We also cover many contemporary hits which are current favorites. Our song selections are programmed for one objective ... make people want to get up and dance.
The band conducts business in a professional manner; is timely, and dependable. We clearly understand that for commercial venues, our job is to attract and retain customers through-out the performance to help make money. For event planners, it's our job to be highly entertaining to help ensure that guests have a good time and a memorable experience.
We are also a community minded band, willing to donate performances at little or no cost to help fund raise for non-political, non-religious 501(c) organizations. We do place a limit on the number of free performances per year, so if you are a legitimate charity, please call to find out about availability.
Additional Booking Notes
Wheelhouse maintains an amplification system, suitable for audiences up to 5,000 participants. If your audience will likely exceed that number, Wheelhouse can arrange to bring in an additional professional sound company.
We have our own sound engineer, who monitors our systems, and provides special effects as necessary. If a sound system is provided by the hosting organization or sound company, our engineer is happy to work with you, but does need an area to manage effects.
For wedding receptions, Wheelhouse can provide a separate secondary PA system for announcements and toasts. The system contains three wireless microphones for roaming guests.
We provide recorded background music (of your choice) for cocktails and meals prior to the show.
We also offer post-performance DJ services for late night guests. Stage lighting for the band is part of our basic service. Large scale professional LED stage and arena lighting is available through our professional sound and light company.
On our website, we maintain a list of important factors you should consider for bigger events and productions. We also provide technical information (electrical and logistics) for event centers and management.
Past Booked Events
|July 29, 2016 • 7:30pm - 11:30pm||Firebaugh District Fair|
|July 23, 2016 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Tulare Private Party|
|July 01, 2016 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Harlan Ranch Concert|
Go to our website to review our song list at (link hidden)
|Tom Weil||Bass Guitar & Band Manager|
|Steve Morgan||Lead Male Vocals|
|Vicki VonTersch||Lead Female Vocals|
|Mike Kelley||Lead Guitar|
|Erin Bryant||Female Vocals|
|Stacy Creasy||Acoustic Guitar, Vocals|
|Danny Anderson||Lead Guitar #2|
|Bill Bilhou||Keyboards, Vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
Wheelhouse frequently reviews the Country Top 40, looking for songs that are popular and get folks movin' their feet.
* Elevated stages must have ramp access with no more than a 10 degree slope, and a secondary staircase on the opposite side of the stage. This is for safety purposes.
* For events with over 500 persons in attendance, security and insurance must be provided.
* Our equipment arrives by box truck (17 to 24 feet). To setup quickly, we need to get the truck as close to the performance area as possible.
* Technical and logistic information is provided on our website for event location managers and technicians.
* To maintain the magic of the event, and avoid sound checks in front of guests, Wheelhouse needs access to the performance area 4 hours in advance. We also require 90 minutes to breakdown after the event.
* Wheelhouse will only play in locations where there is a hard surface or stage. We can not play on dirt or grass surfaces (it ruins our equipment). See our website for more information.
* Because Wheelhouse is a 10 member band (with lots of equipment), we need a stage that is at least 24'x20', in an area which is at least 32 feet by 28 feet.
* Two 15 to 20 amp electrical circuits are required; Four circuits if the full light show is ordered. Motor driven appliances can not be on the same circuit.
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