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A Mirage Band

San Diego , CA
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1858 Rancho Janet
San Diego, CA US 92101 (map)

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619-445-3616

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Swing is hot again! Give your next social occasion elegance and class with the looks and sounds from the big band era. From swing dance standards that everyone knows and loves, to new... Read more
Swing is hot again! Give your next social occasion elegance and class with the looks and sounds from the big band era. From swing dance standards that everyone knows and loves, to new stylish renditions of contemporary rock, motown, blues and pop songs. Since 1993 Mirage brings it all together better than anyone in Southern California. Their list of corporate credits and personal references is extensive. Latin, calypso, reggae, rock and tropical island sounds with steel drums are available with Mirage under the name of the "Island Mirage" steeldrum band

Please visit us at http://mirageband.net or http://mirageband.tv
Mirage can play lively energetic music for cocktails, soft romantic ballads for dinner an then pick up the tempo for dancing and interactive fun. There is always CD music provided during the band breaks so there is never a lull in the party. Special musical requests are always welcome. This band will make the ”dancing” difference at your next special event.

If your having a large corporate function, dinner dance or just that special social occasion, Mirage will always make sure your guests are having a great time with great music

A San Diego band, Mirage, is your complete corporate entertainment and dancing solution. In San Diego since 1993, under the leadership of Richard Steffens, The Mirage Big Band Orchestra has been thrilling meeting planners, destination management companies, conventions and all of their guests with big band swing, jazz, rock, blues, disco, salsa and variety dance music of all styles. Dinner dances, reception music and corporate musical entertainment has never been so much fun!

The Mirage is more than just a great San Diego swing band. It is one of the most experienced big bands, made up of top musicians in San Diego and the Southern California area. Among San Diego bands, Mirage is the one more hotels, special event coordinators and entertainment agencies recommend for variety dance music and professional event leadership. They also perform at resorts and conventions in Los Angeles, Orange County, Palm Springs area and in Phoenix and Scottsdale Arizona. Their list of corporate credits and personal references is extensive.

Mirage is the San Diego dance band that does it all! For your welcome night cocktail reception, they play light jazz and energetic music ... kicking your party off with an upbeat, festive feel, making all of your guests feel welcome. Then soft, romantic ballads for dinner ...making sure the volume is always low so conversation is never strained or drowned out. Mirage Big Band then picks up the tempo for swing dancing, rock and roll and interactive fun...getting everyone into the party and out on the dance floor.

As the premiere San Diego big band, Mirage can act as your master of ceremonies to help keep your event moving and focused. They provide their own high quality professional sound system and can eloquently announce and introduce your special dignitaries and VIPs. To help facilitate acknowledgments and special dedications, the microphones are always on and ready for your personal use.

Everyone has a ball dancing to everything from a waltz, fox-trot and tango to the jitterbug, jump and swing dancing to the big band sounds. There is the smooth romance of ballroom dancing one minute, and the wild abandon of rock and disco the next. Do the cha cha or rumba to sexy latin music. Take a trip to Brazil and do the samba or bossa nova. See if you can remember how to do the frug, mashed potatoes or the twist to some rock and roll oldies. Brush up on your best Saturday Night Fever and Flash dance disco moves. Slip across the dance floor doing the Electric Slide or jump in the conga line. There is always CD dance music provided during the short band breaks so there is never a lull in the party. Special requests are welcome. The Mirage Big Band Orchestra will always make sure your guests are having a great time with great music.

A San Diego wedding band, Mirage is your complete reception band. Since 1993, under the leadership of Richard Steffens, The Mirage Big Band Orchestra has been delighting brides, grooms and all of their guests with swing, big band, jazz, rock, blues, disco, salsa and variety dance music of all styles. Wedding reception music and entertainment has never been so much fun!

The Mirage Big Band Orchestra is more than just a great swing band. It is an experienced wedding reception band made up of the top wedding musicians in San Diego and the Southern California area. Among San Diego bands, Mirage Big Band is the one more hotels, bridal coordinators and booking agencies recommend for variety dance music and event leadership.

Mirage Big Band Orchestra is the San Diego swing band that does it all! Wedding music for the ceremony, both traditional and modern can also be provided. For your cocktail reception, they play light jazz and energetic music ... kicking your party off with an upbeat, festive feel, making all of your guests welcome. Then soft, romantic ballads for dinner ...making sure the volume is always low so conversation is never strained or drowned out. The Mirage Big Band Orchestra then picks up the tempo for swing dancing, rock and roll and interactive fun...getting everyone out on the dance floor.

As the premiere San Diego big band, Mirage will act as your master of ceremonies to help keep receptions moving and focused. They can eloquently announce and introduce your bridal party and family members, as well as help coordinate toasts, acknowledgments and special dedications. They have the experience and know the traditional music dances for a Jewish wedding. Besides many Jewish weddings and other mitzvahs, they can perform jewish music as well as variety dance music for your bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah.

All ages have a ball dancing to everything from a waltz, fox-trot and tango to the jitterbug, jump and swing dancing to the big bands sound. There is the smooth romance of ballroom and swing bands dancing one minute, and the wild abandon of rock and disco the next. Do the cha cha or rumba to sexy latin music. Take a trip to Brazil and do the samba or bossa nova. See if you can remember to do the frug, mashed potatoes or the twist to some rock and roll oldies. Brush up on your best Saturday Night Fever and Flash dance disco moves. Slip across the dance floor doing the Electric Slide or jump in the conga line. There is always CD dance music provided during the short band breaks so there is never a lull in the party.

Mirage Big Band Orchestra can perform with several different instrumentation options from six (6) pieces up to eleven (11). All bookings of the Mirage Big Band Orchestra come with full sound system and dramatic stage lighting included at no extra cost!
I was referred to you by lovegevity.com. While you are in the beginning stages of organizing music for your wedding reception, I wanted to introduce myself, my band MIRAGE and our music services. MIRAGE can play all the styles of music you want. We play variety dance music, steel drum and calypso, jazz, big band swing, blues and rock. Our goal is to be sure that both you and your guests have a great time with great music.

Before you simply pick just another DJ for your music, consider the elegance, the sophistication and the excitement that a live interactive band can bring to your party. As a band leader with over 25 years of wedding experience, I will be glad to help you coordinate and organize your musical itinerary for the day’s activities. This allows you, your caterer, photographer, videographer, and other vendors to be all be on the same timetable. I will be available to consult with you regarding musical requests, announcements to be made during the reception, or any concerns that may arise regarding the setup of the band.

You can email me or give me a call at 619-445-3616 if you would like a full promo package sent to you with video, CD, pictures, songfest and references. If you haven't yet seen our Westin, please feel free to check it out at: http://www.mirageband.tv/wedding.html

There are sound files to listen to, videos, song list, bridal references and more.

*** Reasons why you should consider MIRAGE for your wedding ***

Experience Since it’s inception in 1993, Mirage has performed for over 700 special events. In his long career as a band leader and musician, Richard Steffens has performed for and emceed over 400 weddings.

Reputation The band has earned an extensive list of credits and references from brides, local hotels, event planners, national corporations, travel agencies and destination management companies.

Versatility The band can play music from all eras, so that everyone at your reception feels like they are included in the festivities. Mirage will work with you ahead of time providing you with your favorite songs. On the day of your special event, requests are gladly taken.

Appearance There are several attire options for you to choose from: white dinner jackets, black tie tuxedos, a dressy contemporary look with black shirts and matching silk vests, coordinated tropical themed outfits and the option of sport coats and ties.

Mobility The band has the ability to be portable and play in situations where there is no electricity: at picnics, beach or outdoor receptions.

Please feel free to contact me at 619-445-3616, any time for more information or specific details regarding music for your upcoming event. Read less
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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Large (6+ musicians), Medium (4-6 musicians), Small (1-3 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, Acoustic, Big Band, Blues, Calypso, Classic Rock, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Reggae, Rock, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, Soloist / Vocalist
What instruments does your group play?
Drums, Flute, Guitar, Piano, Trumpet

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Jenny
Wedding:
7/27/2012
4.8/5.0
The Mirage Band was a joy to have at our reception. The guests thought they were wonderful and some guests even talked about how they enjoyed talking to them when they were on their breaks. A few peopled wished they were more receptive to requests, however every song they played was a hit with the crowd. I couldn't have been more pleased with them. We even extended 1/2 an hour to keep the dancing going because people were enjoying it so much.
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G
Wedding:
8/8/2009
5.0/5.0
Very professional and flexible. We had a dancing crowd and everyone enjoyed the music. Thank you Mirage band for making my wedding day magical.
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Caligirl
Wedding:
7/25/2009
5.0/5.0
A Mirage Band is an exceptional group. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a quality and professional group. Rick Steffans is very easy to work with and made my parents 50th Anniversary an amazing event. I recieved so many compliments from our guests on what a great band we hired. I first heard them at my aunts 80th Birthday party and my Mom definitely wanted them for her party. A good friend of mine who is an event planner for huge companies was so pleased with them and said she would definitely hire them in the future. Her comment was that "They were amazing."
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nataliah79
Wedding:
10/10/2002
5.0/5.0
This was the perfect band for our reception! When the doors opened from the cocktail hour to a wave of big band my guests were thrilled. More than a couple people commented on how cool it was! Rich did an excellent job of MC'ing the reception, and had everyone dancing. He had to clear the floor a couple times for the Dad/Daughter dance and bouquet toss. Great problem to have, right? We had the 8 piece orchestra and they sounded wonderful! PS Rich and the band learned a new song for our first dance. My husband and I love Sade and wanted to do an upbeat song for our first dance. So they learned "Paradise" by Sade just for us :)
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