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Bob Cooper Band

Jamesville , NY
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LOCATION

10 Elmridge Road
Jamesville, NY US 13078 (map)

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315-446-4258

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ABOUT US

The Bob Cooper Band is party band that has been together over 15 years. The group is great for mixed age group events.
Weddings are our typical function with corporate events and... Read more
The Bob Cooper Band is party band that has been together over 15 years. The group is great for mixed age group events.
Weddings are our typical function with corporate events and private parties common as well. This is a band of seasoned musicians that make you look good during cocktails and can make your party happen with a combination of great music, entertainment savvy, and guest interaction.

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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Medium (4-6 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Blues, Classic Rock, Country, Dance, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Rock, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
The band dresses in black tie for a wedding. If the couple wants a more casual look or a theme look then we work with them.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
There are a number of clips on Youtube of the band. Search Bob Cooper band on google and find the group on youtube. I have also included links on the WeddingWire storefront to youtube. There are also cuts on the website:www.bobcooperband.com
 What you see is what you get; we haven't enhanced the sound in a studio or had the video professionally choreographed or altered.
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
We learn songs for wedding receptions frequently- although we aren't interested in recreating our song list, we'll learn one or two songs for a special dance or moment.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
It takes the group 2 hours to unload, set-up, sound check, and get into our performing clothes. This assumes the haul-in isn't ridiculous far or difficult. We do our own set up and we don't hire a sound man, so it saves you the cost for the person's time as well as a meal. It then takes about an hour to pack it up after we perform.
How much space do you usually require?
We'll take all you can give us, but we work with what we get. Ideally 12ft. x 16Ft. is a reasonable minimum. We don't need a stage but playing on the grass or stones is not feasible, we get shocked when the grass is wet and stones tears up the equipment.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
We don't put up a sign or banner as it detracts from the event.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
We have modest dance floor lighting and moderate lighting to outline the band. The dance floor lighting is only turned on when the reception turns into a party.
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
Yes, Bob will emcee the event or turn it over to your selected person. There is some modest talk periodically between songs but only to interact with the guest so they have fun.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
Special and/or personalized things work well; we like to see the groom or family member play a tune or two with the band. You are doing something terribly wrong if you don't have people dancing. ... can't recall when this was an issue.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
There is no schedule for breaks; we don't like to play through dinner as that is a time when people can talk amongst themselves. We like to play into dinner but once everyone is served, you are better off with a softer CD for a while. There is a natural flow of a reception and you avoid breaking the moment. So if the dance floor is full, it's not a good time for a break. There may be only one or two breaks the whole evening, but it depends on the flow and the number of hours we are hired to play. We don't require the Client supply a meal, but it is quite common for them to do so. If there is not going to be some type of meal supplied, it would be nice to know ahead of time.
Do you play recorded music during your break?
Yes, we can play what we have put together or we'll play yours off a CD or Mp3.
If one or more of the band members is unable to attend, what is your backup plan?
We have developed a stable of performers that have played with the band over the years. We pick the best first players first; yes there are at times a conflict where a backup is needed; but not very frequently. The guys get paid pretty well given the other performing options in today's world, and there is a loyalty- people like playing with this band and stand in line to do so.
What is your overtime rate?
The overtime rate is $ 50.00 per hour per performer. We'll play up to 6 hours but seldom do you need more than 5 hours. 4 hours is common as well. the venues often block your time at 6 hours but that give you time to get in and out afterwards. Ask for my article on the frequently asked questions, or the Wedding Reception Pitfalls. If you reply at our website, I'll send you these. See the reception from the Band Leader/Emcee's perspective. Us the contact form at www.bobcooperband.com
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Of course, what business couldn't. We try to be home everynight after a job so it is very seldom that we charge for accommodations. The travel varies with the distance, and the guys get a tad more for their time but it's pretty reasonable. The quote I supply you for the performance will be complete, all expenses included, but I need to know where the venue is located, what time you want to start, and how long you want the band for.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
$ 150.00 is the requested deposit. When you request a quote from the band, you will be supplied with a copy of frequently asked questions that included many of those supplied here. This document goes into further depth about these questions and many more. The bottom line for the band is we'll give you our all, but in return, we expect to be treated like professionals, not like the help. We are reasonable people who want to work with other reasonable people.

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Todd
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
I was recently a guest at a wedding where the Bob Cooper Band was the live entertainment for the evening. I have to say that they were very entertaining and took the wedding reception another level of fun. They were super friendly and engaged with us all extremely well. We even convinced them to play an extra song or two when they were supposed to shut it down for the night. I definitely recommend them for a wedding or any event.
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I was recently a guest at a wedding where the Bob Cooper Band was the live entertainment for the evening. I have to say that they were very entertaining and took the wedding reception another level of fun. They were super friendly and engaged with us all extremely well. We even convinced them to play an extra song or two when they were supposed to shut it down for the night. I definitely recommend them for a wedding or any event. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Bob Cooper band was fantastic We very much enjoyed the music, Bob's professionalism. He has one of the best wedding bands I Have ever heard.
Bob Cooper band was fantastic We very much enjoyed the music, Bob's professionalism. He has one of the best wedding bands Read more...
Bob Cooper band was fantastic We very much enjoyed the music, Bob's professionalism. He has one of the best wedding bands I Have ever heard. Read less
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Brian
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
The Bob Cooper Band arrived early to scene assessing the entire venue to ensure a smooth transition from the ceremony to the cocktail hour and all the way through the reception. Bob Cooper was easily accessible prior to our wedding day and even learned our "song" for us. Music was great, everyone was dancing and their volume was just right. Honestly, they were one of only two vendors we had that I would feel comfortable recommending to a friend.
The Bob Cooper Band arrived early to scene assessing the entire venue to ensure a smooth transition from the ceremony to Read more...
The Bob Cooper Band arrived early to scene assessing the entire venue to ensure a smooth transition from the ceremony to the cocktail hour and all the way through the reception. Bob Cooper was easily accessible prior to our wedding day and even learned our "song" for us. Music was great, everyone was dancing and their volume was just right. Honestly, they were one of only two vendors we had that I would feel comfortable recommending to a friend. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
The Bob Cooper Band is AWESOME! We had our reception at The Sherwood Inn in Skaneateles, NY. The band could not have been more flexible, accommodating or FUN! We added the sax player, and he was extremely talented too! He even came out on the dance floor and played amongst our guests. Bob worked closely with my husband and I and my family to make sure our day was personalized, organized and a great time for all. Our guests could not stop talking about how fantastic the band was. They played a nice cocktail hour set then let it rip for the reception and kept people dancing all night. The band also learned a special song as a surprise for my husband. I greatly appreciated their musical talent, responsiveness, professionalism and overall ability to keep the party going!
The Bob Cooper Band is AWESOME! We had our reception at The Sherwood Inn in Skaneateles, NY. The band could not have been Read more...
The Bob Cooper Band is AWESOME! We had our reception at The Sherwood Inn in Skaneateles, NY. The band could not have been more flexible, accommodating or FUN! We added the sax player, and he was extremely talented too! He even came out on the dance floor and played amongst our guests. Bob worked closely with my husband and I and my family to make sure our day was personalized, organized and a great time for all. Our guests could not stop talking about how fantastic the band was. They played a nice cocktail hour set then let it rip for the reception and kept people dancing all night. The band also learned a special song as a surprise for my husband. I greatly appreciated their musical talent, responsiveness, professionalism and overall ability to keep the party going! Read less
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Liza
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Extremely professional, flexible, caring, and fun group to work with! Not only did they do a great job playing and keeping the party flowing, you can tell they enjoy what they are doing when they are playing! Great price, great music, accommodating, and professional! They surprised me by having my husband come up with his SG and play a few tunes with them - so much fun! They will make you feel like you've known them forever!
Extremely professional, flexible, caring, and fun group to work with! Not only did they do a great job playing and keeping Read more...
Extremely professional, flexible, caring, and fun group to work with! Not only did they do a great job playing and keeping the party flowing, you can tell they enjoy what they are doing when they are playing! Great price, great music, accommodating, and professional! They surprised me by having my husband come up with his SG and play a few tunes with them - so much fun! They will make you feel like you've known them forever! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
The Bob Cooper Band was great to work with. They made sure the bridal party was at ease with introductions and Bob was especially helpful in preparing for the reception. They kept music coming all night and made sure our guests were dancing. They even let my husband play his trumpet with them for a few numbers! A great group of musicians who took great care of us.
The Bob Cooper Band was great to work with. They made sure the bridal party was at ease with introductions and Bob was Read more...
The Bob Cooper Band was great to work with. They made sure the bridal party was at ease with introductions and Bob was especially helpful in preparing for the reception. They kept music coming all night and made sure our guests were dancing. They even let my husband play his trumpet with them for a few numbers! A great group of musicians who took great care of us. Read less
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jasonmcdermott
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
This past September my wife and I were married in a small outdoor ceremony in Ithaca, NY which was followed by an indoor reception on the same grounds. We booked the Bob Cooper Band at the end of the previous year to play this event including both the ceremony and reception.

The process of booking the Bob Cooper Band for the event required only a few emails, a small deposit, and a contractual signing. This was extremely easy and painless. Once booked Mr. Cooper only asks for a schedule for the day’s events and any particular songs from the set list or other that you would like them to play.

My wife and I decided to utilize the Bob Cooper Band also to play our ceremony, which Mr. Cooper also has a set list for if that decision is made. We also asked the band to learn two songs for our event to be played at the reception. These two songs were for our first dance and for our parent’s dance and the band made both of them memorable for us.

The day of the wedding arrived and the band was on time and extremely professional. Two of the four band members setup the inside reception equipment while Mr. Cooper and another band member played the ceremony (trumpet and acoustic guitar). The ceremony moved along smoothly and we were very happy with the music played during this time.

During the reception Mr. Cooper took control as the emcee and kept things moving along without any bumps in the road. From the moment guests entered into the reception banquet hall music began and it never stopped, with the exception of dinner of course. The set list was large and varied in style. The set list can be found on their website. The band was very professional and accommodating to us as well as the staff of the banquet facility. The lighting and sound system was excellent. The lights were never too bright and the volume stayed reasonable for people to chat but still have a wonderful time. Everything we asked of them was done to our liking or better!

At one point in the evening my sister wanted to get up and sing a song to us and the band was fully willing to let her just step in and take the reigns of singing lead. It was a great moment!

We would highly recommend the Bob Cooper Band for any of your functions and events, especially your wedding. The professionalism and experience you find here you won’t find anywhere else.
This past September my wife and I were married in a small outdoor ceremony in Ithaca, NY which was followed by an indoor Read more...
This past September my wife and I were married in a small outdoor ceremony in Ithaca, NY which was followed by an indoor reception on the same grounds. We booked the Bob Cooper Band at the end of the previous year to play this event including both the ceremony and reception.

The process of booking the Bob Cooper Band for the event required only a few emails, a small deposit, and a contractual signing. This was extremely easy and painless. Once booked Mr. Cooper only asks for a schedule for the day’s events and any particular songs from the set list or other that you would like them to play.

My wife and I decided to utilize the Bob Cooper Band also to play our ceremony, which Mr. Cooper also has a set list for if that decision is made. We also asked the band to learn two songs for our event to be played at the reception. These two songs were for our first dance and for our parent’s dance and the band made both of them memorable for us.

The day of the wedding arrived and the band was on time and extremely professional. Two of the four band members setup the inside reception equipment while Mr. Cooper and another band member played the ceremony (trumpet and acoustic guitar). The ceremony moved along smoothly and we were very happy with the music played during this time.

During the reception Mr. Cooper took control as the emcee and kept things moving along without any bumps in the road. From the moment guests entered into the reception banquet hall music began and it never stopped, with the exception of dinner of course. The set list was large and varied in style. The set list can be found on their website. The band was very professional and accommodating to us as well as the staff of the banquet facility. The lighting and sound system was excellent. The lights were never too bright and the volume stayed reasonable for people to chat but still have a wonderful time. Everything we asked of them was done to our liking or better!

At one point in the evening my sister wanted to get up and sing a song to us and the band was fully willing to let her just step in and take the reigns of singing lead. It was a great moment!

We would highly recommend the Bob Cooper Band for any of your functions and events, especially your wedding. The professionalism and experience you find here you won’t find anywhere else. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Seth P
Wedding:
8/1/2009
5.0/5.0
We had the Bob Cooper Band play at our recent wedding in Lodi, NY, and it could not have gone more smoothly or been more fun! Certainly no regrets for having picked them over other bands that we considered. We were planning our wedding from across the country, so the fact that everything ran so well despite the fact that we didn't meet them until the day-of is a true testament to their skill. One of the first comments we heard from our guests was how much they enjoyed the band's sound and and selection of music. We also really appreciated that the band was willing to keep playing for a extra hour because people were having too much fun to leave. The band was really able to do everything we asked and more!
We had the Bob Cooper Band play at our recent wedding in Lodi, NY, and it could not have gone more smoothly or been more Read more...
We had the Bob Cooper Band play at our recent wedding in Lodi, NY, and it could not have gone more smoothly or been more fun! Certainly no regrets for having picked them over other bands that we considered. We were planning our wedding from across the country, so the fact that everything ran so well despite the fact that we didn't meet them until the day-of is a true testament to their skill. One of the first comments we heard from our guests was how much they enjoyed the band's sound and and selection of music. We also really appreciated that the band was willing to keep playing for a extra hour because people were having too much fun to leave. The band was really able to do everything we asked and more! Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
6/28/2008
5.0/5.0
The Bob Cooper Band can only be described in one word and that is AMAZING! We received SO many compliments from our wedding guests about The Bob Cooper Band. Their music is phenomenal and they play just about everything.
Being that your wedding is the most important day of your life, if there is a specific song that you want played that they do not usually play, they are very accomodating in trying to give you everything that you want.
Each and every one of the band members is so talented and friendly. They are very punctual and extremely professional! They really do put on an awesome show!!!
I can't say enough about this Band. I would recommend The Bob Cooper Band over and over again. In fact, I do recommend this band over and over again to everyone that I know. There is no better entertainment than having a band at your wedding, and The Bob Cooper Band is THAT band to have!
The Bob Cooper Band can only be described in one word and that is AMAZING! We received SO many compliments from our Read more...
The Bob Cooper Band can only be described in one word and that is AMAZING! We received SO many compliments from our wedding guests about The Bob Cooper Band. Their music is phenomenal and they play just about everything.
Being that your wedding is the most important day of your life, if there is a specific song that you want played that they do not usually play, they are very accomodating in trying to give you everything that you want.
Each and every one of the band members is so talented and friendly. They are very punctual and extremely professional! They really do put on an awesome show!!!
I can't say enough about this Band. I would recommend The Bob Cooper Band over and over again. In fact, I do recommend this band over and over again to everyone that I know. There is no better entertainment than having a band at your wedding, and The Bob Cooper Band is THAT band to have! Read less
Services Used: Band
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john
Wedding:
5/5/2009
4.8/5.0
The Bob Cooper Band did what i expected and showed off like no other, they were great! We received SO many compliments from our wedding guests about The Bob Cooper Band. You request it and they play it, no matter what lol.
Being that your wedding is the most important day of your life, if there is a specific song that you want played that they do not usually play, they are very accomodating in trying to give you everything that you want.
Each and every one of the band members is so talented and friendly. They are very punctual and extremely professional! They really do put on an awesome show!!!
The Bob Cooper Band did what i expected and showed off like no other, they were great! We received SO many compliments Read more...
The Bob Cooper Band did what i expected and showed off like no other, they were great! We received SO many compliments from our wedding guests about The Bob Cooper Band. You request it and they play it, no matter what lol.
Being that your wedding is the most important day of your life, if there is a specific song that you want played that they do not usually play, they are very accomodating in trying to give you everything that you want.
Each and every one of the band members is so talented and friendly. They are very punctual and extremely professional! They really do put on an awesome show!!! Read less
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