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The Sound Effect
50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, Dance, Funk, Motown, Pop, Rhythm and Blues, Rock and Roll, Standards, Variety Dance Band

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The Sound Effect is a high-energy dance band, providing a wide variety of music for both dancing and listening. Our repertoire includes music from today's rock and pop genres, some Motown, rhythm and blues, soul, funk, disco, ballads, and even a sprinkling of music from the Big Band era of the 1940s. If you've got an upcoming event and are looking for a band that can be effective playing a wide variety of songs from the rock and pop songs of today back to the jazz standards of the 1940's, we're the band that offers you the breadth and depth you seek.

Our song list was derived by compiling a list of songs requested most by people hiring similar bands around the country. With a balanced mix of jazz and rock musicians, we gel as a unit to provide a wide variety of music for all musical tastes. Our four-piece rhythm section lays down a groove to get you onto the dance floor, while our vocalists and saxophonist add their unique color to the rhythm canvas, providing an unparalleled variety which will keep everyone dancing throughout your event. By crafting a repertoire of popular and recognizable music that spans the ages and dancing styles, The Sound Effect provides a unique musical experience for a variety of events, which might begin with a jazz trio or quartet for cocktails and dinner, followed by the full band to keep you out on the dance floor. Without this mix of jazz and rock musicians this level of flexibility could not be accomplished.

The Sound Effect Band
A multi-piece band (vocalist, sax, guitar, bass, keyboard, drums) featuring a mix of rock/pop, R&B/soul/funk, jazz and ballads. Our vocalists will bring the crowd to their feet as our interpretations of favorites from yesterday and today spur fond memories from your guests. We interact with the crowd to provide an electrifying experience for everyone. You can specify the songs you want and the order in which you want them performed, specify a 'must play' list of songs you want performed at some time during the engagement, or allow us to select the songs based on the response from the crowd.

The Sound Effect Trio / Quartet
For more subtle background music featuring more jazz songs and slow rock tunes, The Sound Effect Trio or Quartet can provide your event with music during the cocktail hour and dinner, or when music is not the feature of your event. The trio consists of keyboard, bass and drums. The quartet adds a saxophone to the instrumentation.

Special Song Requests
When booking The Sound Effect Band, we are happy to work up arrangements of special songs you'd like to request, given that we have sufficient advance time to create the arrangements and rehearse them. We are happy to work up one special request for the third hour of band time booked at no extra charge, or two songs for a four hour booking.