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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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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
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

REVIEWS

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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:
Recently Married
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:
Recently Married
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
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year 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
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Rachel
Wedding:
12/20/2014
4.8/5.0
Absolutely loved this band! Everyone had a great time at our wedding and complimented the music. They were very fun and knowledgable and a did a great job of playing music everyone would love. My parents struggled with the idea of a band vs DJ but they loved the band so much too they rebooked them for an office party the next year. You won't regret booking this band!
Absolutely loved this band! Everyone had a great time at our wedding and complimented the music. They were very fun and Read more...
Absolutely loved this band! Everyone had a great time at our wedding and complimented the music. They were very fun and knowledgable and a did a great job of playing music everyone would love. My parents struggled with the idea of a band vs DJ but they loved the band so much too they rebooked them for an office party the next year. You won't regret booking this band! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
8/4/2012
4.8/5.0
They are absolutely unbelievable! They know how to get the crowd going. They play every genre of music, so everyone enjoys them. I genuinely hope I get to see them at one of my friends weddings or an event in the near future!
They are absolutely unbelievable! They know how to get the crowd going. They play every genre of music, so everyone enjoys Read more...
They are absolutely unbelievable! They know how to get the crowd going. They play every genre of music, so everyone enjoys them. I genuinely hope I get to see them at one of my friends weddings or an event in the near future! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
By far the best band in the Triangle area. Steve Baker and BCC made our wedding a night to remember. They allowed us to choose our Yes and "Heck No" song lists, and were talked about all night long. They knew how to use our event space perfectly, and their sound was a perfect fit for our style and musical tastes. This talented group of musicians really made our wedding extraordinary!
By far the best band in the Triangle area. Steve Baker and BCC made our wedding a night to remember. They allowed us to Read more...
By far the best band in the Triangle area. Steve Baker and BCC made our wedding a night to remember. They allowed us to choose our Yes and "Heck No" song lists, and were talked about all night long. They knew how to use our event space perfectly, and their sound was a perfect fit for our style and musical tastes. This talented group of musicians really made our wedding extraordinary! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.7/5.0
Bull City Syndicate was amazing! We knew we wanted a big horn band and they were the ideal band for our Durham based wedding. They played to the crowd and got everyone up dancing by the end. The whole experience with them was great and Steve asked us to trust him, we did, and he proved to be great! The best thing that happened was during the Mother Son dance, the CD we made did not have the full song (???) so it cut off half way through My Wish by Rascall Flats and the female vocalist picked up and finished the song! The band even caught on and played too! I thought it was planned until we talked to the band and realized she literally saved the song and dance impromptu!!!! That there proved how great they are!
Bull City Syndicate was amazing! We knew we wanted a big horn band and they were the ideal band for our Durham based Read more...
Bull City Syndicate was amazing! We knew we wanted a big horn band and they were the ideal band for our Durham based wedding. They played to the crowd and got everyone up dancing by the end. The whole experience with them was great and Steve asked us to trust him, we did, and he proved to be great! The best thing that happened was during the Mother Son dance, the CD we made did not have the full song (???) so it cut off half way through My Wish by Rascall Flats and the female vocalist picked up and finished the song! The band even caught on and played too! I thought it was planned until we talked to the band and realized she literally saved the song and dance impromptu!!!! That there proved how great they are! 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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