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Choose from a variety of live acts - ranging from Soloists to Full-Scale Bands. Many variations and styles from which to choose...


Live bands

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Wedding dancce bands

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Party band

The Flashback Band

Plays your dance favorites
from the 60's - to today!

New Year's dance band

Mixed Nuts
40's to 90's Dance Music.
One of the best bands - for the best value!

Wedding and corporate dance band

Pop & Dance.

corporate and wedding dance band

The Replay Band

A 5-piece band performing highly dancable old-school R&B, Soul, and Rock hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s.

The band has been playing in various configurations for over 15 years!

Wedding and corporate party band

The Fundamentals
One of the best Dance Bands you're ever to hear!!
Rich vocals and horns from Motown to Disco!!

Dance and party bands

Looking for a great Dance band in Edmonton, AB or Calgary, Alberta? We also provide bands of all kinds in Vancouver, BC and Toronto, ON!

corporate and wedding party band

In the San Jose area:
The Heartbeats
A live tribute to the Masters of Rock & Roll

Wedding and corporate party bands

In the San Jose area...

The Joe Sharino Band
Pop hits from the 50's through today!

Corporate and wedding party bands

Looking for a great Dance band in New York City?
From a soloist to a full-scale Dance band and anything in-between!

Party bands for dancing

A Disco Band in Los Angeles:
Polyester Express

Carribean bands

Just Jammin'
Dance Band with full horn section!

Caribbean bands

In San Diego, The Fabulous Ultratones

A Dance band in San Diego
that has a full horn section!

Elvis band

A live tribute to Fleetwood Mac

Oldies bands

Dangerous Martini
Great lounge, Standards, Jazz & dance!

Classic rock bands

In the San Antonio, TX area:
The Mo-Dels
Your favorite Dance hits!

Jazz bands

Jazz, Inc
Great Jazz for Dinner; then Dance the night away!

Reggae bands

In Santa Rosa, II Big Band.

For the BEST in Classic Rock (and Country)! They have played for many large venues, but contact us for competitive rates for your event!

Orchestras and bands

Six Way Signal
Good time Rock and Roll and Blues.

Country bands

Bringing back that “"Mellow-A-Cappela", this is an ALL acappella, street corner style, Doo-Wop singing Quintet. The group is adaptable to any event as they are beneath the street lamp.

Their sound has delighted audiences in colleges, clubs and other venues throughout the greater Los Angeles area. They have shared the stage with renowned Guitarist Kenny Burrell and performers like Nancy Wilson, George Duke, Patty Austin, Freda Payne, Linda Hopkins, Lalah Hathway, Dianne Reeves, Gerald Wilson & Patrice Rushen, just to name a few - not to mention Stevie Wonder!

Whether it’s singing pop tunes by Sam Cooke, or love songs - these Vocalists sing with their infectious energy!

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Pop bands  rock bands

In San Francisco, great Jazz for dinner; then Dance the night away!
Female Vocalist available, too!

Cowboy bands

Fred McCarty and Company
High Energy Country, Cowboy,
Cajun, Swing & Classic Rock

Cowboy band

Good ol' Cowboy Music for the campfire.

Swing bands

The Bill Travis Big Band
Big-Band Swing, Jump and Lindy Hop tunes from the 40's to the present.

Big bands

The Sultans of Swing
Big-Band Swing, Jump and Lindy Hop tunes
from the 40's to the present.

Magnolia Jazz Band
Dixieland Jazz

Barbershop Quartet

Golden Bough
Traditional music of Ireland and Scotland

Harpists annd banjo bands

Electric Angel
Modern Harp!

Beach bands

Trio Novo
Bossa Nova Trio

La Onda Tropical
5-7 piece Latin Jazz group

Hawaiian bands

Echo Beach
A San Francisco-based Tropical Jazz Band.

African bands

Manny Cruz
A San Francisco-based Latin-Jazz Band.

Mariachi bands and Mexican bands

How about a Latin or Marachi Band?

Steppin' Out - for a Dancing Band -
Amplified or NON-AMPLIFIED!

Need an Orchestra or String Section?

From Soloist to an ensamble, as well as Steppin' Out - a Dance Band!!


Classical Flute
and various Accompaniment options

Bella Flouta, Belle Flouta, Belle Flute, Bella Floute -
Flute and Harp or Flute and Piano for any occasion!


Melanie Massell
An insanely great
Female Vocalist in Tampa!

Banjo players

Banjo Extrodinaire

 Bagpipe players

The Piedmont Highlanders
Bagpipes - From one to an entire section!

Dance trios

Paul Smith & Friends
Standards, Jazz, Dance Hits

Acoustic bands

Tazz & Co.
A variety of music from Blues to Country Rock, African & Reggae

In the Los Angeles area...

Girl bands

50's (Doo Wop) and early 60's
(girl groups - Supremes, Shirelles, etc.)

Looking for a Reggae band in Oregon?

Oldies bands

The Everyday Phophets

Looking for a dance band in Oregon?

The Pedestrians

The Dead Pedestrians

Doo-Wop bands

The Crime
Classic Rock

 Ruthless Fun
Classic Rock 'n' Roll

Dave Schroeder
Jazz Guitarist & One-Man Band!

Solo Guitarist

Darcy Slade
Guitar / Vocals

Dave & Chappel
Blues & Standards
Also, Solo Guitar & Vocal!

Female Guitarist

Courtney C. Patty
Solo Guitar & Vocal!

Female vocalist

MaryLee Sunseri
Wedding Singer/Vocalist/Guitarist

Texas band, band in Texas

A Texas Band playing all originals.

Texas pop and dance band

The Mo-Dels –
A Texas Band playing
Your Dance & Pop favorites!

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Live bands and musicians

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Live musiciains and bands

How about an Elegant Touch of Strings?

Live Orchestras
Strings and orchestras

Wedding orchestras

Our Strings, featuring "Steppin' Out", a Dance ensamble utilizing amplified - or NON-amplified (acoustic) music. They'll have you dancing to all the classics of yesteryear, as well as the top hits of today!

Orchestras and dance bands

Live music suitable for dancing or background for almost any wedding, party, reception or corporate event! Amplification is available as needed. Sometimes amplification is not allowed and we can handle these situations as well. One of our most frequent compliments comes from the guests that appreciate the fact that they can speak and be heard while still enjoying the live music.

Their styles vary from swing and jazz to waltzes, tangos, etc., to love songs. Usually we are asked to vary all of these styles for a really interesting and memorable event. These days many clients are not only looking for music but entertainment value as well. They are all members of local Symphonies and Chamber Groups.

Here's what people are saying about Steppin' Out!
"You’re the greatest! I’ve received so many compliments from my guests. Everything Sherry (organizer) said was true!" —Frank Kalmer, Reception for Mr. And Mrs. Frank Kalmer, February 20, 2000, Highlands Country Club, Oakland

"You can do anything! Your singer has a lovely voice. You played all the music I grew up with. It’s really wonderful hearing those same songs being done so well. It’s nice that a younger generation is learning songs from my youth. You’ve created the perfect atmosphere to make people want to dance!" —Guest of Frank Kalmer, Reception for Mr. And Mrs. Frank Kalmer, February 20, 2000, Highlands Country Club, Oakland

"Many, many thanks for sounding and looking so fabulous! You made me look good too and I sincerely appreciate that. A truly ‘Aegis’ act." — Tom Laborde, Aegis of Napa, October 28, 1998, Grand opening and VIP event

"Thank you for a beautiful—absolutely beautiful and professional addition to our ceremony. I could have listened to you for hours. Our guests really enjoyed your music." — Jennifer Baham, June 19, 1999, ceremony and reception

"What great music throughout Cindi and Alex’s wedding. They were so pleased along with their family, friends and me. It’s such a joy to work alongside such good people. Makes for the best of weddings. A huge thank you to you all." — Carolyn Kinnaird, The Carefree Bride, June 7, 1999, ceremony and reception

"Your musical performance contributed to our event in a special way. You helped to create a beautiful evening for the couples in attendance and helped to make the event a huge success and enjoyable for all who attended."
—Keli Quinlan, Macy’s Special Services, March 8, 1999, special promotional event

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Orchestras and dance bands


Bring back those thrilling days of yesteryear! Cowboy music for every occasion you can possibly think of! Enjoy this fully-costumed trio, featuring rich, 3-part harmonies - performing Cowboy music, Western Swing, Old Country-Western and old Rock & Roll, Grateful Dead and anything that mentions "Boots and saddles"! Can do strolling music, too.

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Orchestra with a beat

The Fundamentals:

The Fundamentals brings years of dedication and professional experience. Previous collaborations include performances and recordings with artist such as: The Tower of Power, Etta James, Van Morrison, Elton John, Michael Jackson, Sly Stone, The O-Jays, and Blood Sweat & Tears.

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Tribute bands

The Unauthorized Rolling Stones:

An awesome Rolling Stones tribute band! They can play Lounge/Jazz (even R&Bish) first set - for Dinner. The thing that makes this band shine is the fact that the singer who portrays Mick is uncannily so like him. They d costume changes and the back-up singers cover the higher harmonies as they do in the real Stones. It is a very "Las Vegas" style show - Colorful and high energy. They can also provide a multi-media package if needed.

A mick & keith look a like!

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Live bands

The Flashback Band:

FlashBack will bring you back to those memorable days. FlashBack band members have played on the same stage with the Doobie Brothers, Tower of Power, Sly Stone, Cold Blood, Fleetwood Mac, Buffalo Springfield, Commander Cody and others to mention a few. They have been there and they will bring all of those golden oldies and special songs back for your listening pleasure. They play songs from the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and they pride themselves for being able to play those special requests.

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Reggae band

Jest Jammin':

A Big band - horns, 3 singers... 30 years playing!! Play Soul, Oldies, and Easy Listening.

Music from the soulful 60's and 70's, including tunes from recent decades, Jest Jammin' aka "Chinatown Soul Band" has entertained the public for thirty years. Begun in 1968 they formed a band that was unnamed until 1971 when they added more members and officially called themselves Jest Jammin'. They are the last of the "Local Chinatown bands" from the 60's and 70's, and are still enjoying a popularity from an enthusiastic public.

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Calypso bands

Courtney C Patty:

This award-winning Singer/Congwriter is known for her ability to take her audiences on a journey through her life and ultimately through their own. Bill Nash of KnotRadio says "It's an absolute must that you see Courtney perform live. She takes to the stage like the audience is an old friend, smiles into her guitar and pours it into your ears."

Courtney C. Patty has won numerous awards from the West Coast Songwriters' Association for both her writing and performance; and she has shared the stage with National acts such as Jeff Pehrson (Box Set), Shana Morrison (Van Morrison's daughter), The Basics, Wilshire and many more. Her own records feature the talents of Peter Tornell (Meredith Brooks, Steve Vai) and Bill Cinque (Corey Stevens). She has graced the stages of many well-known national folk venues including Espresso Garden in San Jose, CA and Sidewalk Cafe in NYC, and has appeared as the musical guest on numerous TV shows including "Good Morning, Arizona", and Kron 4's "Stand UP, it's Thursday Nite."

Her unique guitar style coupled with her extensive touring and performance experience inspired Santa Cruz Guitar Company to offer her a sponsorship - they are building a custom instrument for her now!

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Calypso band

Simply Tango:

Ensemble Bizou
Have your ever dreamed about stepping back in time and down the steps of a 1930s European cabaret? Who knows what you might find there - perhaps a sultry French chanteuse, or Neapolitan street musicians, or a band playing provocative tango from Germany, France and Argentina. Let Ensemble Bizou take you there. From Weill to Piaf - Gardel to Piazzolla, the musicians of Ensemble Bizou show you the cabaret of life, from its deepest secrets to its greatest ecstasy.

Su Buchignani Music & Musicians
For over a quarter of a century, Su Buchignani has been providing clients with superb live music from some of the San Francisco Bay Area's finest musicians. Classical string quartet, Continental, jazz, tango, cabaret, and the finest strolling musicians in the area and so much more - let your imagination run wild. Planning a wedding? I can provide the perfect music, whether for a small backyard ceremony or a lavish production.

We have performed for presidents, heads of state, sports superstars, and celebrities of all sorts. Need unique theme entertainment for your fundraiser? Check out the Golden Gate Salon Orchestra, The Golden Gate Continental Trio, The Golden Gate Strolling Strings or Ensemble Bizou. Add a special touch to your next open-house with a strolling musician or two. Every reason to celebrate can be even more special with the right music.

Orchestras for hire
Best orchestras
Orchestra band
Dance orchestra

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Wedding band

Six Way Signal:

Six Way Signal can be heard playing good time rock and roll and blues throughout Northern California in San Mateo, Santa Clara, San Francisco and Alameda Counties.

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Corporate band

The Sultans of Swing:

Big-Band Swing. The Sultans of Swing is a full size, 17 piece orchestra that plays the music of big band composers from the '40s to the present. With original swing arrangements from the legendary Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, and Glenn Miller big bands, we play with taste, authenticity, and musicianship. The music we play is well suited for dancing the Fox-trot, Lindy Hop, Rumba, and Swing. Let us lend a dash of panache to your next party, wedding reception, dance, or special event. They can provide any size group from as small as a three piece combo to a full size, 17 piece big band.

They feature the vocal styling of the lovely and talented Liz Pimentel-Lake and the memorable Bud Sonderman. A long time veteran of the San Jose big band scene, Liz Pimentel-Lake sings romantic tunes like "One moment in time," and favorites like "It had to be you" Along with Liz, Bud Sonderman is an experienced vocalist who sings many favorites including "Chicago," and "Mack the Knife." Together, Bud and Liz sing duets like "Jump, Jive, and Wail."

Formed in 1997, they have played for the City of Santa Clara, and the City of Campbell for concert in the park events, as well as many private events.

Whether the occasion be a dinner dance at the club, high school or college prom, wedding, anniversary party, or a concert in the park or shopping mall, The Sultans of Swing tailors the music for each specific engagement.

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Jazz trio

Tazz & Co.:

This musically well-rounded band comprises of a group of people with uniquely different American cultures ranging from Virginia to Texas to the diverse cultures of Northern California. This combination coupled with the extensive experience of each member creates a musical versatility that can maintain the attention of almost any crowd. The members are not only capable of entertaining and holding a good crowd but have an appeal that draws other musicians and artists into their following.

The bands musical backgrounds, styles and abilities range from blues, jazz, country and rock to world-beat, Afro-Cuban, reggae and African varieties of music. The bands favorite styles of music are (but not limited to) country blues, original folk music and country rock. One of the bands greatest strengths is in its ability to quickly learn most any tune thrown in its path and deliver the song with a strong performance.

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Jazz band

The Fabulous Ultratones:

An exciting, nine member dance band featuring full instrumentation, vocal harmonies, and a charismatic personality. A powerful horn section and two soulful lead female vocalists backed by two electric and acoustic guitars, two lush keyboards, solid bass, rock-steady drums, and lively percussion get you up moving and grooving. Seven different members contribute lead vocals and rich harmonies. The band's inspiration is broad-based on both nostalgic and contemporary music. The group is appealing to all audiences and age. The Fabulous Ultratones bring with them a song list that features everything from swing, latin and standards, to contemporary artists. You name it, they play it!

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Jazz quartet

Fred McCarty

Winner - "GMA 2000 Traditional Country Artist of the Year"

Fred McCarty's band delivers a performance that is dynamic and full of energy. Their rich vocal harmonies, combined with outstanding instrumental expertise, make each performance an exciting display of musical entertainment.

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Girl bands


A DooWop Band. This hot, new South Bay band was formed from a desire to recreate the "girl group sound" made popular by groups like the Shirelles, Marvelettes, Chiffons, and Chantels that were best known for their contagious harmonies and musical blends that resulted in some of the most loved music of the decade. The band consists of three beautiful vocalists - backed up by five talented musicians. This blend of musical expertise and unique harmony style mirror that unmistakable "oldies" sound that will entertain you and take you for a walk down "Memory Lane".

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Wedding band

Paul Smith & Friends:

The Standards you love for those elegant occasions - to dancing the night away!

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Celebration band

Ruthless Fun:

Having played around the Bay Area for over 17 years, this Band is a must see for Classic Rock & Roll. Franky, the Lead Singer, also on Guitar and Keyboard, sounds exactly like George Thorogood. They play Lynyrd Skynyrd, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Steppenwolf and all the great classics! Their hits include "Weekend Rock & Roller", having received air play on Bay Area Radio Stations.

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Bands for hire

Trio Novo:

A trio consisting of Piano, Bass, and Drums. Complement your occasion with Lush Bossa Nova and Samba sounds. Perfect for a more intimate occasion.

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Jazz quartet for weddings

Joe Fuentes Acoustic Trio:

Contemporary Jazz featuring Upright Bass, Drums and Acoustic Nylon-String Guitar. "New Jazz Artists of the Year" (1997). Alphonse Mouzon (Drummer - Weather Report) says, "Acoustic trio sounds impeccable."

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4 piece dance band

La Onda Tropical:

A 5-8 piece Latin Jazz / Salsa band, playing music for dancing and listening pleasure. Add a tropical swing to your next occasion.

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Trio dance band

Royal Society Jazz Orchestra:

Don Neely and the ten-piece Orchestra, from San Francisco, are renowned for capturing the essence of Hot Swing, Hot Dance, Hot 1920's Syncopated Big Band Jazz, Cotton Club, and 1920's Jazz and 1930's Jazz, with an approach both fresh and exciting. Innovators such as Paul Whiteman, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Bix Biederbecke, and Louis Armstrong are among the group's inspirations but the Jazz Orchestra has a personality all its own.

Songs in their repertoire include those written by Fats Waller, Irving Berlin, Hoagy Carmichael, Cole Porter, Walter Donaldson, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer and many others.

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5 piece dance band

Golden Bough:

Rooted in the traditional music of Ireland and Scotland, this trio of modern day minstrels has expanded upon these ethnic styles through the development of intriguing arrangements and original compositions. In this way, they have created a sound all their own. Since their formation in 1980, Golden Bough has traveled great distances, to numerous countries, to bring their music to enthusiastic folk fans the world over. In the recording studio, as well as on stage, Golden Bough captures the essence and joy of traditional music.

Some of Golden Bough's concerts are supported in part by funds from:
The National Endowment for the Arts (a Federal Agency)
The California Arts Council (a State Agency)

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Salsa bands

Electric Angel:

The world's first electric harp trio - all female, singers, multi-instrumentalists, and composers.

This dynamic band performs a full spectrum of original and cover tunes including contemporary/pop, new age, jazz, and folk/rock.  Their distinct sound weaves rich vocal harmonies with intricate harp arrangements augmented by guitar, keyboard, and percussion.

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Cumbia bands

MaryLee Sunseri:

Wedding Singer/Guitarist/Vocalist in the Monterey Peninsula area, and a frequent Soloist with the Monterey String Quartet at the Carmel Mission and other Central Coast locations. Sacred and popular repertoire!

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Mexican Mariachi bands

Echo Beach:

A San Francisco-based Tropical Jazz Band that plays for parties, festivals and concerts. Going strong for ten years, they are recording their first album in 2001. Sound clips, pictures, and recording notes will be added here as the project develops.

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Mariachi trio


Let our Bagpipers take you back into time, and to another place. We provide a soloist through an entire group numbering over twenty - with percussion!

Mexican trio


A remarkable Banjo player, Dan has played around the World. Here are some of his performances:

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Latin bands

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