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Variety Music, All styles from the 1940's to Now, 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, SWING, jazz top 40, Rhythm & Blues, Motown

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Music for people who LOVE music.

We are a group of professional musicians who have performed all over the US and Canada, including opening acts for musical legends: Ray Charles, Kenny Chesney, The Police, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Marilyn McCoo and The Pointer Sisters.

With over 25 years in the music business, including national touring acts, and well over 800 songs on our request list, we know what great music is, and we have the talent and experience to play it right! That¡¦s what our group is all about.

We've performed in 46 US States in such renowned venues as: Astoria World Manor, Essex House, Biltmore & the Waldorf Astoria, resorts such as Greenbrier (WV), Nemacolin & Bedford Springs (PA), hotels like the Ritz-Carlton, Hotel DuPont, Grand Hotel (MI), Sagamore (NY) and Hotel Hershey, and landmarks like the National Constitution Center, The Franklin Institute, Rockefeller Center and the Lincoln Center.

We¡¦ve played casinos in Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Reno and Lake Tahoe. We¡¦ve been onstage with Donald & Ivana Trump (separately of course), Bill Cosby, and Pennsylvania governors Ed Rendell & Mark Schweiker, as well as former president George W. Bush. We¡¦ve performed for Mercedes Benz USA, IBM, AAA, AMWAY (national convention), Rotary International (East Coast conference), Caterpillar, Bank Of America, Hershey Park, GIANT Foods, Weis Markets, Ingersoll-Rand & Wachovia, to name a few.

We are fully insured, self-contained (with all the equipment we need), punctual and absolutely dependable. We love what we do, and we always have fun with our music and our audience, but we also are business people who understand that you can¡¦t afford to take a chance with a band that drinks, shows up late, is dressed inappropriately, plays at the wrong volume or can¡¦t play the music you need. We even create special arrangements of music for themed events (cartoons, TV shows, sports themes, award music, etc.).

Our bookings are most often comprised of corporate events, weddings, anniversaries, private parties and themed events for people who are looking for something special, professional and more versatile than other groups can provide.

For maximum versatility, we can vary the size of the band to suit your venue and the number of people in attendance as well as your musical tastes (rock, latin, jazz, oldies, etc.) and the energy level that you are looking for. Available ensembles range from duo to sextet and prices vary accordingly. With a duo you will get myself on (keyboards, bass, alto, tenor, soprano saxophones and vocals), and your choice of a female singer who plays light percussion, or a guitarist (electric, jazz archtop & acoustic guitars). To that we will add a drummer, a latin percussionist and a trumpet/flugelhorn player (wonderful for people who like jazz, smooth jazz and the energy of a live horn section).

The audio samples you will listen to are our actual 'live' sound. We take full advantage of the best of modern music technology to provide the sound of a full band in a smaller group. This way we can keep the prices down, the setup smaller, and the volume under control (something most bands don't do). As we add more performers, we dispense with the electronics and what you hear is the unmatched quality of live, top-tier artists at their musical best.

Most bands have one or two kinds of music that they perform best and are comfortable with. Our tremendous experience allows us to play anything from jazz & smooth jazz (perfect for the cocktail hour) to standards, rock and roll, oldies, country, island, disco, funk, strict-tempo ballroom rhythms and high-energy dance music and roll from one style to another all evening long while keeping the overall sound and volume consistent and under control. We can play music that everyone can dance to and still keep the older folks happy with fresh versions of classic tunes from the 50's and 60's. We keep a copy of our Request List with us at all times and are happy to take requests from any of the guests so that we can play everyone¡¦s favorites.

The song list below is a very small part of our repertoire, but I will be happy to email you a pdf document containing our entire repertoire of over 800 tunes. We also can provide a CD Demo of the band if you need one.

Please contact us for further details or additional information you need. I will be very happy to chat with you on the phone and discuss your special event and your particular needs! Give us a call; phone calls make us feel special! ļ

Thanks so much for taking a look at the Neil Wright Band - I hope to talk with you soon!

Below is a SMALL sampling of our song list:

Fly Me To The Moon, NY, NY, Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra
Brown-Eyed Girl, Into The Mystic, Moondance - Van Morrison
Together Again, You Make Me Smile - Dave Koz
In The Mood, Moonlight Serenade, Tuxedo Junction - Big Band
Runaround Sue ¡V Dion & The Belmonts
Sweet Home Alabama, Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Just The Way You Are, Piano Man - Billy Joel
How Sweet It Is, You've Got A Friend - James Taylor
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
What I Like About You ¡V The Romantics
Last Dance, Hard For The Money ¡V Donna Summer
Margaritaville, Changes In Latitude, Fins - Jimmy Buffett
Sister Golden Hair, Ventura Highway, Tin Man - America
Mack The Knife, Beyond The Sea, More - Bobby Darrin
September, Fantasy, Boogie Wonderland - Earth, Wind & Fire
Desafinado, Girl From Ipanema - Thom Jobim / Stan Getz
Wooly Bully - Sam The Sham & Pharoes
Walk Like An Egyptian ¡V The Bangles
Constant Craving - K.D. Lang
Crazy, Walkin' After Midnight - Patsy Cline
I Cant Help Myself (Sugarpie) - Four Tops
Over The Rainbow - Katherine McPhee
Twist & Shout, Birthday Song, I Will, Day Tripper - The Beatles
Songbird, Going Home, Silhouettes - Kenny G
Were In This Love Together, Teach Me Tonight - Al Jarreau
Superstition, I Wish, 4 Once In Your Life - Stevie Wonder
Its Not Unusual, Kiss - Tom Jones
Rock Around The Clock, Shake Rattle & Roll - Bill Haley & Comets
The Way You Look Tonight, Under My Skin - Frank Sinatra
Just The Two Of Us, Soulful Strut, Make Me A Memory - Grover Washington
Classical Gas - Mason Williams
NY State of Mind, Rosalinda's Eyes - Billy Joel
Spinning Wheel - Blood, Sweat & Tears
Before He Cheats, Redneck Woman, Still The One - Country Favorites
Breezin, Masquerade, Affirmation, On Broadway - George Benson
I Just Wanna Stop - Gino Vanelli
Pick Up The Pieces, Work To Do - Average White Band
Volcano, Fins, Barometer Soup, Cheesburger. - Jimmy Buffett
Get Down Tonight, Shake Your Booty - KC & the Sunshine Band
Morning Dance, Little Lisa, Shaker Song - Spyro Gyra
More Than A Woman, How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees
Have I Told You Lately, Moonglow, We're Having A Party - Rod Stewart
Grazing In The Grass, Shake It Up - Boney James/Rick Braun
Sway, Save The Last Dance 4 Me, Come Fly With Me - Michael Buble
Fox-Trot, rhuma, Cha-Cha, Waltz, Tango, etc. - Strict-Tempo Ballroom Dances
Livin La Vita Loca - Ricky Martin
Wonderful World, Kiss To Build A Dream On - Louis Armstrong
Ohh, Baby Baby - Smoky Robinson
Besame Mucho, I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Cry Me A River - Diana Krall
Mambo #5 - Lou Bega
Josie, Bodhisattva, Rikki Don't Lose That Number - Steely Dan
Sugarpie Honeybunch, Same Old Song, Ain't Too Proud To Beg - Four Tops
Green Onions - Booker T & the MGs
Color My World, Glory Of Love, Does Anybody. Time, 25 Or 6 To 4 - Chicago
You Belong To Me, On An Evening In Roma, Aint Love A Kick. - Dean Martin
Feilds Of Gold, Every Breath You Take, In The Moonlight - Sting / Police
Unofrgettable, Route 66, Our Love Is Here To Stay, Mona Lisa - Nat "King" Cole
Georgie, Ruby, You Don't Know Me - Ray Charles
Nights In White Satin, Your Wildest Dreams - Moody Blues
Jump Jive & Wail, Rock This Town - Brian Setzer Orchestra
Celebration, Ladies Night - Kook & The Gang
Copacabana, Can't Smile Without You - Barry Manilow
YMCA, Electric Slide, Brick House, The Hustle, - Disco Hits
This Will Be An Everlasting Love, L-O-V-E, Paper Moon - Natalie Cole
It's Five O'Clock Somewhere - Vince Gill
Cheeseburger In Paradise, Jamaica Farewell - Jimmy Buffett
Witchcraft, Luck Be A Lady, Funny Valentine, Lady Is A Tramp - Frank Sinatra
Satin Doll, Take The A Train - Duke Ellington Big Band
When I Fall In Love, Because You Loved Me, All The Way - Celine Dion
Respect, Natural Woman, Think, Rescue Me - Aretha Franklin
China Grove, Listen To The Music, Long Train Runnin' - Doobie Brothers
Sweet Home Chicago, Shout - Blues Brothers
Last Dance, Hard For The Money, On The Radio - Donna Summer
Rise, Lollipops & Roses - Herb Alpert / Tijuana Brass
Three Little Birds, Shame & Scandal - Bob Marley
Basin Street Blues, The Saints, Second Line, Iko Iko - Mardi Gras Favorites
Don't Know Why, Come Away With Me, Cold Cold Heat - Norah Jones
Take Five, Green Dolphin St., Oleo, Body & Soul, Killer Joe - Jazz Favorites
Take It Easy, Peaceful Easy Feeling, Best Of My Love, Your Lying Eyes - Eagles
Get On Your Feet, Turn The Beat Around, 1*2*3, - Gloria Estefan
Desafinado, Girl From Ipanema, One Note Samba - Brazilian Jazz
Jailhouse Rock, Can't Help Falling. Don't Be Cruel, All Shook Up - Elvis Presley
Caught Up In The Rapture, Sweet Love - Anita Baker
Dance With Me, (You're) Still The One - Orleans
Leroy Brown, Have To Say I Love You In A Song, Rapid Roy - Jim Croce
Tequila, Sleepwalk, Harlem Nocturne - 50's Instrumentals
Banana Boat Song, Jump In The Line (Shake Senora) - Harry Belafonte
Old Time Rock. Some Kinda Wonderful, Gimme' Some Lovin' - Rock Favorites
After Midnight, Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
I Just Called. Cherie Amour, Sunshine Of My Life, Overjoyed - Stevie Wonder
Devil With The Blue Dress, Good Golly Miss Molly - Mitch Ryder & Detroit Wheels
Samba, Polka, Quickstep, Mambo, Meringue, Swing - Strict-Tempo Ballroom
Get Here, Crazy Love, Amazed, Lady In Red, Always & Forever - Favorite Ballads
You Can Leave Your Hat On, Feeling Alright, You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker
My Girl, Soul Man, What's Going On, Dock Of The Bay - Motown Favorites
Dancing In The Dark, Born In The USA - Bruce Springsteen
National Anthem, America The Beautiful, God Bless The USA - Patriotic Tunes
Danny Boy, Galway Bay, Irish Washerwoman, When Irish Eyes. - Irish Favorites
Isn't She Lovely, Sir Duke, Signed Sealed Delivered - Steive Wonder
Miserloo, Hava Nagila, Lichiem, Sunrise Sunset - Jewish Favorites
Fly Like An Eagle, Jet airliner, Keep On Rockin' Me Baby - Steve Miller
Wedding Song (There Is Love), Daddy's Little Girl, Canon In D - Wedding Tunes
La Vie En Rose, Can-Can, Tarantella, Eidelweiss - International Favorites
I Need To Know - Marc Anthony
Alfie, Deja Vu - Dionne Warwyck
At Last, Knock Me A Kiss, My Baby Just Cares For Me - Female Blues Favorites
String Of Pearls, Opus One, Sing Sing Sing - Big Band Dance
Only The Good Die Young, Rosalinda's Eyes - Billy Joel
Shower The People, I Don't Want To Be Lonely Tonight - James Taylor
Since I Fell For You, Spain, Moonlighting, I Will Be Here For You - Al Jarreau
Rhiannon, Everywhere, You Make Lovin' Fun - Fleetwood Mac

¡Kand LOTS MORE¡K Way, WAY more!

Here are some of our many client testimonials:

The Neil Wright Band made my evening. I totally enjoyed their performance. They were very accommodating. They assisted me announcements and distribution of favors. They looked beautiful. I just found each member's performance amazing. When Mr. Wright played and sang Rob Thomas' song "Someday" I concluded 'This is the man'. Their overall harmony, professionalism, competency, and kindness surpassed any I have ever encountered. This band is a hard act to follow. I would certainly recommend them without any reservation. This was indeed money well spent. -- Edry J, New York City, NY, 9/25/2010

Neil Wright and his band was ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! We could not have chosen a better musical talent for our wedding. Neil played his sexy sax on the beach for our ceremony which brought everyone to tears! Inside for the reception the band, the vocals, just everything about them was just fantastic. The restaurant where we had our wedding even commented on how great they were and asked for business cards to refer them for future events. I would recommend this band to anyone and everyone looking to have one of the best musical talents you could ask for. -- Lois M, Belmar, NJ, 8/29/2009

Neil Wright and his band were excellent. He contacted us on several occasions, answered questions we had, and called several days before the wedding to double check on the arrangements. We requested that they play music that would keep everyone dancing - (ages 4-80) which they did. During dinner the music was appropriately low to allow everyone to talk across the table. Several guests remarked that they were able to talk with ease - which is often not the case at large parties. -- Ann C, 12/29/2010, Wedding Reception, Saint Davids, PA

They were fabulous. My friends are still talking about how great they were! They had everyone on the dance floor. I can't say enough about how pleased I was!!!!!!! -- Cynthia M, Baltimore, MD, 11/22/2008

We LOVE them! They have done three events for us this year and we have enjoyed every moment. They have a great selection of songs, Neil and Diana are so friendly! We will be using them for any event we have if they are available. If not we may reschedule our event. -- Renee Y, Annapolis, MD, 10/4/2008

We were extremely please with the Neil Wright band for our wedding. They accommodated last minute changes, displayed a great deal of versatility with a trumpet/guitar jazz formation during cocktail hours, jazzy background music during dinner and amazing party sound later on. I will definitely recommend them to my friends. -- Niklas U, Edgemont, PA, 9/27/2008

Neil Wright Band was absolutely wonderful. They were so professional and accommodating to all our requests. Their music/vocal were absolutely beautiful and wonderful. Many of our guests commented on how great the band was. We were really pleased with them and will definitely recommend them to our friends and family. Thank you !!!! -- Wei-chi C, Frederick, MD, 11/1/2008

The overall experience with the band was amazing. They gave me a wide selection of music to pick from and performed each song to perfection. The crowd loved their background Sinatra and Sade and danced/ sang along to their lively tunes such as Last Dance! It was my first time working with them and I was very impressed. I would recommend them for any event, from corporate to weddings, I'm sure they would be great! -- Melody M, Binghamton, NY, 10/27/2007

The Neil Wright Band was amazing to work with. We interact with dozens of performers per month as part the York College Campus Activities Board, and very few are as great to work with! We would LOVE To work with them more often! -- Cody B, York, PA, 2/13/2008

The Neil Wright Band (trio) was outstanding at our recent wedding held at the Phoenixville Country Club. They are highly professional team, with wide range music/voice/instrumentation that adopted very well to our dinner and reception of ~110. From the start of our relationship (months ago) up to the big day . the evening was flawless. Highly recommend the NWB and would use them again without hesitation. -- Dennis E, Valley Forge, PA, 6/7/2008

The Neil Wright Band was wonderful. They made Derrick and my day one to remember. They took they time to really listen to what we wanted and delivered more. Even though it turn into one of the hottest days the guitarist who was sitting in direct sun preformed beautifully and exactly. All band members were very friendly and approachable. I want to again thank them for everything. I have already recommended them to two other couples and intend to continue doing so. Derrick and Anne -- Annemarie G, Middletown, PA, 6/27/2010

Fantastic band and extremely accommodating! Our event changed locations at the last minute, but Neil and his band were able to roll with the punches and provide a seamless transition. They also were able to meet my special request of providing music for cocktails in one area, moving to a different room for dinner music, and back out to the cocktail area for dancing after dinner. Would highly recommend this band for their professionalism and talent. It was a pleasure to work with them and I will most certainly hire them again! -- Kara E, Burlington, NJ, 6/11/2010

I can't say enough good things about the Neil Wright Band- they had a substantial role in making our wedding such a wonderful day! We had three pieces during our cocktail hour playing a lot of 20s and 30s jazzy pieces with the sax, jazz guitar, and a snare drum. For the reception, we had four pieces- Neil on the sax, keyboard & vocals, a guitarist, drummer, and female vocalist playing dinner music during the courses and then playing fun dance music until the end of the evening. They were incredible. They learned our first dance song, and sounded exactly like the real thing! Again, they were fabulous, and are highly recommended for your big event! -- Lori W, Wilmington, DE, 5/15/2010

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at our band! We¡¦d love to talk with you, so please contact us to chat about your OWN event!


Neil Wright
The Neil Wright Band