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Bull City Syndicate

Raleigh , NC

LOCATION

1115 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC 27603 US (map)

PHONE

919-844-1515

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ABOUT US

Bull City Syndicate is NOT just another "Beach" or "Blues" band with a horn section. This is a TRUE "Horn Band," which can deliver a full night of Hits from the 60's, 70's. 80's, 90's... Read more
Bull City Syndicate is NOT just another "Beach" or "Blues" band with a horn section. This is a TRUE "Horn Band," which can deliver a full night of Hits from the 60's, 70's. 80's, 90's and today, or can take you on a nostalgic journey featuring the Top-40 hits of the great horn bands. Beyonce' to Blood Sweat & Tears, Blackeyed Peas to Chicago, Maroon 5 to Tower of Power, Shania Twain to Earth Wind & Fire, Lady Gaga to Sinatra - all at the highest level of quality and musicianship. With literally hundreds of songs in their repertoire, BCS will work with you to tailor the show to your needs and expectations.

Bull City Syndicate has been building a loyal and ever-growing following for over 18 years - featured not only at the top area clubs, but also throughout the Mid-Atlantic at music festivals, colleges, weddings, private and corporate parties, as well as many national charity events. BCS has also just been selected as the main entertainment for the 2013 NC Governor's Inaugural Ball.

It will be worth your effort to check out why Bull City Syndicate is more than just a cliché wedding band, why they are one of the most in-demand bands in the region, and why the crowds at their public appearances are always filled with musicians from other bands.

Whether you need a top-notch performance act, or a band that can make your audience dance the night away, Bull City Syndicate is unlike any other band in the region. Experience, professionalism, talent, and musical selections that will appeal to the discerning listener and those who want to "shake it!"

Additionally, Bull City Syndicate can offer classical music for your ceremony, and jazz for your cocktail hour. The musical possibilities are nearly endless.

Finally, BCS is "scalable" to the budget of your event. The band can be reserved as a 6-piece, 9-piece, or even a 12-15-piece ensemble.

Contact us:

919-844-1515

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Are you an agency or a band?
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How many musicians are in your band(s)?
7+
What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?
Big Band, Blues, Classic Rock, Country, Dance, Funk, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock, Swing
What music services do you provide?
Liability Insurance

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Lindsay
Wedding:
9/24/2016
5.0/5.0
BCS played for my wedding reception, and as the Bride one the most important aspects of my reception was that it was a huge party with non stop dancing and I can say hands down that BCS rocked the house!!!! No one left the dance floor let alone the SIDES of the dance floor!! Everyone was dancing! From the horns, to the vocals, to the overall performance and song choice BCS absolutely blew it out of the water and made my reception exceptional! They even stayed an extra 30 minutes after my new husband and I left to keep the party going! You guys were AMAZING! Thank you so much for such a fun night!!!
BCS played for my wedding reception, and as the Bride one the most important aspects of my reception was that it was a Read more...
BCS played for my wedding reception, and as the Bride one the most important aspects of my reception was that it was a huge party with non stop dancing and I can say hands down that BCS rocked the house!!!! No one left the dance floor let alone the SIDES of the dance floor!! Everyone was dancing! From the horns, to the vocals, to the overall performance and song choice BCS absolutely blew it out of the water and made my reception exceptional! They even stayed an extra 30 minutes after my new husband and I left to keep the party going! You guys were AMAZING! Thank you so much for such a fun night!!! Read less
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Ryan
Wedding:
5/21/2016
5.0/5.0
They were awesome!! They had all of our guests up and out on the dance floor all night long! People loved the mix of old and new songs and all the mashups they did! I would definitely recommend Bull City to anyone looking for a fun and really talented band! Thank you all everything!
They were awesome!! They had all of our guests up and out on the dance floor all night long! People loved the mix of old Read more...
They were awesome!! They had all of our guests up and out on the dance floor all night long! People loved the mix of old and new songs and all the mashups they did! I would definitely recommend Bull City to anyone looking for a fun and really talented band! Thank you all everything! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Bull City Syndicate was amazing. Booking them was easy, Steve is easy to work with and very friendly. They played with a ton of energy, and they honestly were the talk of the wedding. Later everyone I spoke to said I had the best wedding band that they had ever heard. I agree!
Bull City Syndicate was amazing. Booking them was easy, Steve is easy to work with and very friendly. They played with a Read more...
Bull City Syndicate was amazing. Booking them was easy, Steve is easy to work with and very friendly. They played with a ton of energy, and they honestly were the talk of the wedding. Later everyone I spoke to said I had the best wedding band that they had ever heard. I agree! Read less
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Juliann
Wedding:
9/26/2015
5.0/5.0
Bull City Syndicate was first recommended to me by my friend/groomsman whom used to work with Steve (leader of the band) and told me that if I wanted an energetic band that would work closely with me to make the event exciting, then I need look no further. He was exactly right. After discussing the options with Steve we opted to go with the 7 piece band over the 10 piece, mainly due to the size of our venue. Steve pretty much told me from the beginning that if there was any song that I specifically wanted for the reception he would provide it. Throughout the year or so that we spent planning our wedding steve was always available for quick discussions and ideas about their performance. On the day of the wedding the music was phenomenal. People kept telling us that they had never been to a reception where the dance floor was so packed and energetic throughout the entire night. I myself and my wife hardly left the dance floor except for the obligatory mingling with our guests. They truly know how to read a crowd and are able to flow from song to song in a way that keeps everyone engaged and happy to dance endlessly. My wife and I are so happy that we went with BCS and couldn't imagine choosing anyone else in hindsight. If you are looking for a band that will make any event fun and exciting, you need look no further. Thank you again to Steve and the rest of the amazing band members for making our wedding so rememberable!
Bull City Syndicate was first recommended to me by my friend/groomsman whom used to work with Steve (leader of the band) Read more...
Bull City Syndicate was first recommended to me by my friend/groomsman whom used to work with Steve (leader of the band) and told me that if I wanted an energetic band that would work closely with me to make the event exciting, then I need look no further. He was exactly right. After discussing the options with Steve we opted to go with the 7 piece band over the 10 piece, mainly due to the size of our venue. Steve pretty much told me from the beginning that if there was any song that I specifically wanted for the reception he would provide it. Throughout the year or so that we spent planning our wedding steve was always available for quick discussions and ideas about their performance. On the day of the wedding the music was phenomenal. People kept telling us that they had never been to a reception where the dance floor was so packed and energetic throughout the entire night. I myself and my wife hardly left the dance floor except for the obligatory mingling with our guests. They truly know how to read a crowd and are able to flow from song to song in a way that keeps everyone engaged and happy to dance endlessly. My wife and I are so happy that we went with BCS and couldn't imagine choosing anyone else in hindsight. If you are looking for a band that will make any event fun and exciting, you need look no further. Thank you again to Steve and the rest of the amazing band members for making our wedding so rememberable! Read less
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Shirley
Wedding:
5/22/2015
5.0/5.0
Great band. If you want to have a rockin' good time and dance all night long give Bull City Syndicate a call. Great vocals.
Great band. If you want to have a rockin' good time and dance all night long give Bull City Syndicate a call. Great Read more...
Great band. If you want to have a rockin' good time and dance all night long give Bull City Syndicate a call. Great vocals. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The most professional "show band" that we could have retained for a formal attire event which was attended by 230 people primarily between the ages of 25-65 years old. The music mix manuscript was perfect and the performance sound was bold and authentic to the period of the particular song being played.
We chose to book the entire band inclusive of heavy horns and it gave the full musical retinue needed for a "shock & awe" performance experience that you do not mind paying for, since memories of the attendees will always be the balance of a great band (which makes the party) and great food & beverage.
Bull City Syndicate is "the real deal" for those who insist on serious quality but try to get the best value for their money ... put your money down for their ride and you will want to go again.
The most professional "show band" that we could have retained for a formal attire event which was attended by 230 people Read more...
The most professional "show band" that we could have retained for a formal attire event which was attended by 230 people primarily between the ages of 25-65 years old. The music mix manuscript was perfect and the performance sound was bold and authentic to the period of the particular song being played.
We chose to book the entire band inclusive of heavy horns and it gave the full musical retinue needed for a "shock & awe" performance experience that you do not mind paying for, since memories of the attendees will always be the balance of a great band (which makes the party) and great food & beverage.
Bull City Syndicate is "the real deal" for those who insist on serious quality but try to get the best value for their money ... put your money down for their ride and you will want to go again. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music, Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
This band is absolutely incredible! My husband and I got married this past weekend and I could no be happier that we chose BCS Express (6 piece vs 9 piece band) for the music. They played during our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. Steve, the manager, MC'd during the wedding, and he was professional and flexible. The ceremony/cocktail hour music was a perfect volume, and the pieces they chose were perfection. The reception was upbeat and fun, and there were always people dancing!! I could not recommend them any higher, I hope to see them at another wedding soon!!
This band is absolutely incredible! My husband and I got married this past weekend and I could no be happier that we chose Read more...
This band is absolutely incredible! My husband and I got married this past weekend and I could no be happier that we chose BCS Express (6 piece vs 9 piece band) for the music. They played during our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. Steve, the manager, MC'd during the wedding, and he was professional and flexible. The ceremony/cocktail hour music was a perfect volume, and the pieces they chose were perfection. The reception was upbeat and fun, and there were always people dancing!! I could not recommend them any higher, I hope to see them at another wedding soon!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We engaged Bull City Syndicate to play at our daughter's wedding at Wrightsville Beach NC. It was a destination wedding with 120 guests. We wanted a band that was a little out of the ordinary and especially one with a lot of brass. Bull City Sndicate really delivered. They made the evening with their spectacular performance. They played an impressive selection of songs that kept the dance floor crowded all evening. They played songs that would be beyond the capability of most ordinary bands. The guests were blown away with the performance. We received compliments on the band all evening. If you're looking for a band that's beyond the ordinary you should consider Bull City Syndicate. The band is very experienced at playing weddings and the band leader, Steve Baker, is a perfect emcee. We were very pleased with their performance and highly recommend Bull City Syndicate
We engaged Bull City Syndicate to play at our daughter's wedding at Wrightsville Beach NC. It was a destination wedding Read more...
We engaged Bull City Syndicate to play at our daughter's wedding at Wrightsville Beach NC. It was a destination wedding with 120 guests. We wanted a band that was a little out of the ordinary and especially one with a lot of brass. Bull City Sndicate really delivered. They made the evening with their spectacular performance. They played an impressive selection of songs that kept the dance floor crowded all evening. They played songs that would be beyond the capability of most ordinary bands. The guests were blown away with the performance. We received compliments on the band all evening. If you're looking for a band that's beyond the ordinary you should consider Bull City Syndicate. The band is very experienced at playing weddings and the band leader, Steve Baker, is a perfect emcee. We were very pleased with their performance and highly recommend Bull City Syndicate Read less
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Elliott
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
We had Cafe Mars (now BCS Express) play our wedding in Wrightsville Beach, NC in September 2012 and they were phenomenal. They were very experienced and professional, and Steve led the wedding announcements great. The music was incredible and we still get compliments on how good the music was two years later! I highly recommend them.
We had Cafe Mars (now BCS Express) play our wedding in Wrightsville Beach, NC in September 2012 and they were phenomenal. Read more...
We had Cafe Mars (now BCS Express) play our wedding in Wrightsville Beach, NC in September 2012 and they were phenomenal. They were very experienced and professional, and Steve led the wedding announcements great. The music was incredible and we still get compliments on how good the music was two years later! I highly recommend them. Read less
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Almost Heaven
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Where do I start! I was actually the father of the groom and charged with providing the entertainment for the reception. I searched on-line for several months and narrowed my choices to a few bands. Then I decided a road trip was necessary in order to hear the bands live. We live in Southern West Virginia and made a trip to Raleigh, North Carolina to hear Bull City Syndicate at a local night club. Within a few minutes we knew they were the one!! I signed my contract on the spot and wrote a check for the deposit.

On the day of the wedding at Glade Springs Resort in West Virginia a transformer blew and left the building without power. Glade Springs was totally unprepared for this disaster. Therefore, I sprang into action and contacted one of my friends who was a licensed commercial electrician. RW Electric quickly arrived on the scene with a diesel powered 100,000 watt generator and Bobby and I began the long process of providing power to the kitchen and to the band. The Glade Springs Resort staff provided candle lighting on all the tables and that was about it. Bobby and I completed the temporary power just in time for me to get to the church in time for the wedding. Keep in mind the resort had no power to any of their hotel rooms, the parking lot, or any of the grounds area. After the wedding, the band played softly in the background during most of the cocktail and dinner time. Then they took of their handcuffs and kicked the doors down!!!! The dance floor could not contain all the people - guests of all ages were shaking and moving till they dropped!!! I personally wore out my 53 year old wife, 71 year old aunt, and several of the college age young ladies!!! And the band kept on playing and playing and playing. No we were not just a bunch of dumb uneducated drunk hillbillies either. The party was made up many of my sons Ivy League classmates who had never been to West Virginia before. There were stockbrokers, doctors, teachers, consultants, bankers, accountants, contractors, electricians, Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Baptists, Catholics, and Jews. We all had an awesome time!!! I couldn't tell you how many people commented that it was the best reception they had ever attended!! Bull City Syndicate stole the show!! At the very end of the night they downloaded John Denver's County Roads and everyone gathered around the dance floor in a large group hug and sang the words "take me home to the place where I belong, West Virginia" What a night!!!! I enjoyed them so much I also have them booked for our high school 70's decade (1970-1979) reunion in June 2012!! They were the best part of the wedding!!!! P.S. Glade Springs Resort is highly overrated. They agreed to pay for the generator and labor for the temporary power but have yet to pay the invoice. Take my advice and spend the extra dollars and go to The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs.
Where do I start! I was actually the father of the groom and charged with providing the entertainment for the reception. I Read more...
Where do I start! I was actually the father of the groom and charged with providing the entertainment for the reception. I searched on-line for several months and narrowed my choices to a few bands. Then I decided a road trip was necessary in order to hear the bands live. We live in Southern West Virginia and made a trip to Raleigh, North Carolina to hear Bull City Syndicate at a local night club. Within a few minutes we knew they were the one!! I signed my contract on the spot and wrote a check for the deposit.

On the day of the wedding at Glade Springs Resort in West Virginia a transformer blew and left the building without power. Glade Springs was totally unprepared for this disaster. Therefore, I sprang into action and contacted one of my friends who was a licensed commercial electrician. RW Electric quickly arrived on the scene with a diesel powered 100,000 watt generator and Bobby and I began the long process of providing power to the kitchen and to the band. The Glade Springs Resort staff provided candle lighting on all the tables and that was about it. Bobby and I completed the temporary power just in time for me to get to the church in time for the wedding. Keep in mind the resort had no power to any of their hotel rooms, the parking lot, or any of the grounds area. After the wedding, the band played softly in the background during most of the cocktail and dinner time. Then they took of their handcuffs and kicked the doors down!!!! The dance floor could not contain all the people - guests of all ages were shaking and moving till they dropped!!! I personally wore out my 53 year old wife, 71 year old aunt, and several of the college age young ladies!!! And the band kept on playing and playing and playing. No we were not just a bunch of dumb uneducated drunk hillbillies either. The party was made up many of my sons Ivy League classmates who had never been to West Virginia before. There were stockbrokers, doctors, teachers, consultants, bankers, accountants, contractors, electricians, Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Baptists, Catholics, and Jews. We all had an awesome time!!! I couldn't tell you how many people commented that it was the best reception they had ever attended!! Bull City Syndicate stole the show!! At the very end of the night they downloaded John Denver's County Roads and everyone gathered around the dance floor in a large group hug and sang the words "take me home to the place where I belong, West Virginia" What a night!!!! I enjoyed them so much I also have them booked for our high school 70's decade (1970-1979) reunion in June 2012!! They were the best part of the wedding!!!! P.S. Glade Springs Resort is highly overrated. They agreed to pay for the generator and labor for the temporary power but have yet to pay the invoice. Take my advice and spend the extra dollars and go to The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs. Read less
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Bull City Syndicate is an unusually versatile band, in that several of its members are trained in other musical disciplines - (besides great dance music!) - such as jazz and classical. We can offer a total package of both ceremony and reception music. For your Ceremony: -Trumpet processionals and recessionals -Classical guitar as guests are being seated For your Cocktail Reception Hour: -Background jazz standards -Contemporary or Smooth jazz For your Reception's Dance Party: -Top-40 dance hits from the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, Today -Tailored theme set lists -Special requests for your 1st dances Call 919-981-0303, for info about Package Pricing!
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