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Bobby J & Stuff Like That Band @ New Orleans

New Orleans , LA
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7617 Mackenzie Street
New Orleans, LA 70128 US (map)

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504-460-7811

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ABOUT US

Leading in tasteful and dazzling performances, this "Soul School" recording artist-vocalist-band leader-musician has served a satisfied client base for 24 years.

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Leading in tasteful and dazzling performances, this "Soul School" recording artist-vocalist-band leader-musician has served a satisfied client base for 24 years.

Bobby J's Stuff Like That is a musical expression in live band sound, creating an atmosphere for fun and dance.Wedding receptions are 95% of our business, but for any occasion, Bobby J showcases and interchanges the talents of 8 to 11 artists/musicians who perform soulful arrangements of classic cover and dance R&B, Jazz, Motown, Top 40, Funk, Salsa, Caribbean, and Traditional New Orleans tunes. Audiences are motivated to dance and swing in harmony. Highlighting the evening's entertainment, this featured artist brings back that 'soul' school experience that is exhibited in his melodious, raspy tenor voice and his stage persona.

Our repertoire is unmatched...you request it, and we make it happen! As a finale’, we offer a traditional New Orleans’ second line upon request. Our standard entertainment package includes a 4-piece rhythm section, 2-5 lead and background vocalists, and horns that may be added upon request and availability.

Without a doubt, we are guaranteed to provide a locomotion of soul that will augment any event. Read less
Band , Ceremony Music

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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)
What music genre does your band play?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Blues, Dance, Funk, Gospel, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Soul, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
No
What is your band's usual attire?
Tuxedo.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Most of our events are private; however, with advanced notice and permission, you may be able to 'peep' in on one of our shows.
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
Yes, but some restrictions apply.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
We ask for at least 4 hours prior to start time.
How much space do you usually require?
Varies with venue.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
No, business cards are issued upon request.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
Lighting.
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
Yes. Talking is limited to 'congrats' or acknowledgements.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
Everyone dances with Bobby J and Stuff Like That Band. That information is privied to the entertainer and is also what separates this entertainer from all others. Can't divulge his secret.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Yes. However, a complete meal is not always required. The specifics are covered in individual contracts.
Do you play recorded music during your break?
Yes. Either we will provide the recorded music or you can do so.
If one or more of the band members is unable to attend, what is your backup plan?
Management reserves the right to substitute band members at discretion.
What is your overtime rate?
Time and a half.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Yes. Mode of travel, distance, and other factors determine this charge.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
Varies according to event and client budget.

INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Acapella, Choir, Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, Soloist / Vocalist
What instruments does your group play?
Drums, Flute, Guitar, Organ, Piano, Saxophone, Trumpet
What is your usual attire?
Tuxedo.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Yes, when appropriate and with permission.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
2 hours.
How much space do you usually require?
Varies with venue, but limited.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Yes. Mode of travel, distance, and other factors determine this charge.

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.7/5.0
We had so many compliments about this band! People danced all night and had a really wonderful time largely because of Bobby J and his band. Our guests largely from out of town, but our local friends and family kept mentioning this was one of the best they had heard around and couldn't believe they hadn't heard of them before. After to listening to many band's recording samples, these guys truly stood out and and we loved having them play at our wedding!
We had so many compliments about this band! People danced all night and had a really wonderful time largely because of Read more...
We had so many compliments about this band! People danced all night and had a really wonderful time largely because of Bobby J and his band. Our guests largely from out of town, but our local friends and family kept mentioning this was one of the best they had heard around and couldn't believe they hadn't heard of them before. After to listening to many band's recording samples, these guys truly stood out and and we loved having them play at our wedding! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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christina
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot express in words how amazing Bobby J and Stuff Like That was at my wedding. They played at my cousin's wedding 3 years ago, and the moment I got engaged, I told my mom that we needed to book Bobby J. And what a great decision that was! My guests did not leave the dance floor the entire night! In addition, guests were coming up to me all night telling me how great the band was, and 6 weeks later, people are still talking about how much fun they had with the band! Lisa is incredibly wonderful to work with. She is accommodating, understanding, and simply lovely...She really cares about you as a bride, and is such a wonderful and comforting person to speak with when you're feeling all of the stress while planning a wedding. Cannot say enough nice things about her. She and Bobby J really made the wedding wonderful with their amazing talent! HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
I cannot express in words how amazing Bobby J and Stuff Like That was at my wedding. They played at my cousin's wedding 3 Read more...
I cannot express in words how amazing Bobby J and Stuff Like That was at my wedding. They played at my cousin's wedding 3 years ago, and the moment I got engaged, I told my mom that we needed to book Bobby J. And what a great decision that was! My guests did not leave the dance floor the entire night! In addition, guests were coming up to me all night telling me how great the band was, and 6 weeks later, people are still talking about how much fun they had with the band! Lisa is incredibly wonderful to work with. She is accommodating, understanding, and simply lovely...She really cares about you as a bride, and is such a wonderful and comforting person to speak with when you're feeling all of the stress while planning a wedding. Cannot say enough nice things about her. She and Bobby J really made the wedding wonderful with their amazing talent! HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Luanda
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Bobby J and the Stuff Like that Band did a phenomenal job on our wedding. We were married on April 14th and hired the band based on a recommendation from our catering manager Sheryl from Broussard’s Restaurant. What a great recommendation it was, we were more than satisfied with the band. All of our guests praised your talents and spot on efficiency all night long. I even received compliments months after the wedding saying how wonderful the band was. But more importantly they made our night magical. They played our favorite songs, interacted with everyone in our group, and made us feel like it was going to be a night we would never forget. Being a destination bride from New York City I was nervous to hire someone without hearing them first but Lisa was so comforting and so professional. I had no doubt that it would be a night we would never forget and I am so glad my guests were so happy.
Bobby J and the Stuff Like that Band did a phenomenal job on our wedding. We were married on April 14th and hired the band Read more...
Bobby J and the Stuff Like that Band did a phenomenal job on our wedding. We were married on April 14th and hired the band based on a recommendation from our catering manager Sheryl from Broussard’s Restaurant. What a great recommendation it was, we were more than satisfied with the band. All of our guests praised your talents and spot on efficiency all night long. I even received compliments months after the wedding saying how wonderful the band was. But more importantly they made our night magical. They played our favorite songs, interacted with everyone in our group, and made us feel like it was going to be a night we would never forget. Being a destination bride from New York City I was nervous to hire someone without hearing them first but Lisa was so comforting and so professional. I had no doubt that it would be a night we would never forget and I am so glad my guests were so happy. Read less
Services Used: Band
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alicia
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
Great band! Glad we booked them for our reception.
Great band! Glad we booked them for our reception.
Great band! Glad we booked them for our reception. Read less
Services Used: Band
Bobby J & Stuff Like That Band @ New Orleans responded with the following comments:

Hi Alicia, we thank you so much for bringing us to Lake Charles, LA for your very special day. We hope that you enjoyed our entertainment as much as we enjoyed performing for you and your guests. God bless you and your husband. If you need us in the future for any event, we will gladly oblige.
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Penne
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
The band was fabulous!!! They fully engaged the crowd and everyone had a wonderful time. They made the reception so much fun for all of us. I highly recommmend them for any social event.
The band was fabulous!!! They fully engaged the crowd and everyone had a wonderful time. They made the reception so much Read more...
The band was fabulous!!! They fully engaged the crowd and everyone had a wonderful time. They made the reception so much fun for all of us. I highly recommmend them for any social event. Read less
Services Used: Band
Bobby J & Stuff Like That Band @ New Orleans responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words, Penne. You were a pleasure to work with. Everyone at the Northwood Country Club in Meridian, MS greeted us with open arms and received our entertainment well. Yes, the dance floor was occupied to capacity. Don't hesitate to call us for future events. God bless the newlyweds and your family.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The band was spectacular! Ms. Lisa was a jewel to work with, and did a great job with coordinating payments, timing, and music. I always felt that the lines of communication were open. Mr. Bobby and the band gave a great performance that our guest are still raving about. After the wedding so many people wanted to know, "Who was that band?". My husband was nervous about all of our guest both young and old enjoying their music, but they perform music from all generes and decades that everyone was able to enjoy. I wasn't a bride to spend the entire reception taking pictures, instead I stayed on the dance floor along with our other guest dancing the night away. If I had to choose a band for our wedding all over again I would still choose Bobby J! To future brides keep in mind that a DJ is okay but a band is classic and adds the WOW factor. There is nothing like live performance.
-Myisha and Alvin
The band was spectacular! Ms. Lisa was a jewel to work with, and did a great job with coordinating payments, timing, and Read more...
The band was spectacular! Ms. Lisa was a jewel to work with, and did a great job with coordinating payments, timing, and music. I always felt that the lines of communication were open. Mr. Bobby and the band gave a great performance that our guest are still raving about. After the wedding so many people wanted to know, "Who was that band?". My husband was nervous about all of our guest both young and old enjoying their music, but they perform music from all generes and decades that everyone was able to enjoy. I wasn't a bride to spend the entire reception taking pictures, instead I stayed on the dance floor along with our other guest dancing the night away. If I had to choose a band for our wedding all over again I would still choose Bobby J! To future brides keep in mind that a DJ is okay but a band is classic and adds the WOW factor. There is nothing like live performance.
-Myisha and Alvin Read less
Services Used: Band
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Shera
Wedding:
5/28/2011
1.4/5.0
I do not recommend this band. We paid $4000 for a 9 to 10 piece HORN band with Bobby J. Our wedding was 2 1/2hr away from New Orleans and were told it would be no problem. To my surprise, we ended up with a 6 to 7 piece NO HORN band who would not have told me anything had I not introduced myself. The wedding was May 28, 2011. I get a text from their manager every now and then stating that it is in their attorney's hands. We were very dissappointed in this entertainer. We did not get what we paid. I don't believe they ever had any intentions of showing up.
I do not recommend this band. We paid $4000 for a 9 to 10 piece HORN band with Bobby J. Our wedding was 2 1/2hr away from Read more...
I do not recommend this band. We paid $4000 for a 9 to 10 piece HORN band with Bobby J. Our wedding was 2 1/2hr away from New Orleans and were told it would be no problem. To my surprise, we ended up with a 6 to 7 piece NO HORN band who would not have told me anything had I not introduced myself. The wedding was May 28, 2011. I get a text from their manager every now and then stating that it is in their attorney's hands. We were very dissappointed in this entertainer. We did not get what we paid. I don't believe they ever had any intentions of showing up. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
Bobby J & Stuff Like That Band @ New Orleans responded with the following comments:

Though we strive for perfection, it frustrates us to know that we aren't perfect. Fortunately for us, with 21 years of proven reputable service behind us, we've learned that we can't fight the unforseen. Refer to the contract...horns were not contractual. It is clearly not our intention nor purpose to deceive anyone. All reading this need to know that you gave rave reviews about the singer who replaced him. Nonetheless, we thank you for your comments. It can only improve our services and strengthen us. As Music Cares states it "We are looking to build a community of folks who care about music and the artists who create the magic".
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Peralta Karen
Wedding:
11/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Lisa and Bobby J. We just wanted to thank you and your entire band for making Aimee & Tommy's wedding one of the most wonderful memories we will ever have. As I'm sure you could see, Aimee and Tommy had such a wonderful time with you guys. I don't think I saw Aimee leave the dance floor, except the times she had to take pictures. They will remember this with fond memories forever. Everyone has been commenting on how great you guys were & it was one of the best wedding's they have attended. You really kept the Riverview Room rocking the entire length of the reception. Lisa, thank you so much for being so accommodating and working with every request that was made of you. You guys are so talented, and your performance shows how much you really love what you are doing. Karen & Mel (parents of bride)
Lisa and Bobby J. We just wanted to thank you and your entire band for making Aimee & Tommy's wedding one of the most Read more...
Lisa and Bobby J. We just wanted to thank you and your entire band for making Aimee & Tommy's wedding one of the most wonderful memories we will ever have. As I'm sure you could see, Aimee and Tommy had such a wonderful time with you guys. I don't think I saw Aimee leave the dance floor, except the times she had to take pictures. They will remember this with fond memories forever. Everyone has been commenting on how great you guys were & it was one of the best wedding's they have attended. You really kept the Riverview Room rocking the entire length of the reception. Lisa, thank you so much for being so accommodating and working with every request that was made of you. You guys are so talented, and your performance shows how much you really love what you are doing. Karen & Mel (parents of bride) Read less
Services Used: Band
Bobby J & Stuff Like That Band @ New Orleans responded with the following comments:

Thanks for the kind words. Karen, we do our best to make every event our own. We are so glad to have had you as a client. Thanks for everything and may God bless all of you. Our love to Aimee and Thomas.
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Chip
Wedding:
5/7/2010
5.0/5.0
we have used Bobby J for both our daughters weddings after seeing them at a friends wedding; the first four years ago and again earlier this month. we could not have been happier with the performance. they are truly a show band and the dance floor was packed from start to finish. they played the music we chose from their playlist and improvised a special song we requested and it was great. One short break only during a 3 hour show. great crowd/family and bride/groom interaction. if we had another wedding to plan there would be no discussion; we'd hire Bobby J.
we have used Bobby J for both our daughters weddings after seeing them at a friends wedding; the first four years ago and Read more...
we have used Bobby J for both our daughters weddings after seeing them at a friends wedding; the first four years ago and again earlier this month. we could not have been happier with the performance. they are truly a show band and the dance floor was packed from start to finish. they played the music we chose from their playlist and improvised a special song we requested and it was great. One short break only during a 3 hour show. great crowd/family and bride/groom interaction. if we had another wedding to plan there would be no discussion; we'd hire Bobby J. Read less
Services Used: Band
Bobby J & Stuff Like That Band @ New Orleans responded with the following comments:

You are the best, Chip. As a matter of fact, we will be returning to St. Francisville for another wedding very soon. Continue to lift us up and we will be forever grateful for your support. Love to all.
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abmichaels
Wedding:
12/12/2009
5.0/5.0
I can not say enough wonderful things about Bobby J and Stuff Like That and his wonderful band manager, Lisa. The band went above and beyond what I expected and were incredible the night of my wedding. On the night of my wedding there was record breaking rainfall and flooding across the entire city. Some of our family and dearest friends couldn't even make it out of their homes. But Bobby J and the entire band was there and they rocked the house down!

If you want a fabulous band who really knows how to entertain, Bobby J is the band for you!
I can not say enough wonderful things about Bobby J and Stuff Like That and his wonderful band manager, Lisa. The band Read more...
I can not say enough wonderful things about Bobby J and Stuff Like That and his wonderful band manager, Lisa. The band went above and beyond what I expected and were incredible the night of my wedding. On the night of my wedding there was record breaking rainfall and flooding across the entire city. Some of our family and dearest friends couldn't even make it out of their homes. But Bobby J and the entire band was there and they rocked the house down!

If you want a fabulous band who really knows how to entertain, Bobby J is the band for you! Read less
Services Used: Band
Bobby J & Stuff Like That Band @ New Orleans responded with the following comments:

Annie, what can I say? The rain nor flooding stopped a rocking good time. We thank you for all you've done. Love to you and hubby.

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