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The Fever

Boulder , CO
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The Fever's musicians are extraordinary, and The Fever is NOT your ordinary party band! We love the music we play, we keep it fresh and fun, and we not only MC the entire event with... Read more
The Fever's musicians are extraordinary, and The Fever is NOT your ordinary party band! We love the music we play, we keep it fresh and fun, and we not only MC the entire event with sophistication, we also offer planning assistance in the days and months leading up to your big day. We are all full time musicians- playing music is our career, our lives and our passion!

Our sound is full, hip, and supremely polished. Whether you want elegant jazz for a refined Cocktail party, enticing funky beats and dance hits for a special celebration- or anything in between- The Fever will create a customized show for your entire event.

Our favorite clients are those who appreciate a variety of authentic and soulful music- we are real musicians who will play really fantastic music for you and your guests. No cheese here!

The Fever offers live music in almost any configuration- Solo/Duo/Trio/Quartet... on up to a 10-piece band! Our standard 7-piece band includes vocals, drums, bass, guitar, keys, hand percussion, saxophone, clarinet and a mean harmonica- with impressive leads & harmonies performed by two powerhouse female vocalists and great male singers. Want to add a little more sizzle? Bring in an additional horn player or two, to bring up the energy and get a fat horn section sound playing those signature lines from the songs your guests know and love. We even offer a percussionist, whose congas and percussion beats add that "can't help but dance" energy!


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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, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Blues, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Reggae, Rock, Soul, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
Musician's attire based upon client request & style of event. Standard attire for a wedding, for example, can be sophisticated cocktail attire to blend in with guests. Or, you may specific formal tuxedos & gowns, a particular color theme, or an edgier "club" type attire.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Yes. Please visit our Facebook.com/thefeverlive for upcoming public events. Visit our website (thefeverlive.com) for audio samples. Visit YouTube.com/thefeverlive for live video of the band playing live & real video reviews and commentary.
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
Yes! The musicians are happy to learn a special song or two especially for your event.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
We prefer to be all set and stage looking beautiful by the time your guests arrive. Two to four hours set up time prior to guest arrival, depending upon the band size, event logistics and services provided (additional A/V support, breakaway live ensembles, set ups in multiple locations, lighting design, etc).
How much space do you usually require?
Depends on the size of the band or ensemble. Our 5pc and 6pc dance bands enjoy a 12'x16' stage area, but we have squeezed into some pretty small spots!
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
No. It's your event! We do not advertise at private events.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
Several levels of LED lighting packages for stage, dance floor and total room design. We also have an additional lighting tech we can bring on board for live engineering and design.
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
We offer MC services. We will match our MC style to your preferences and the style of the event.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
This depends upon the hosts' preferences, which we will discuss in depth during the planning process. If guests are socializing, the musicians can either encourage folks onto the dance floor with vocal invitations or by switching genres and playing songs that will get guests excited to dance. The Fever's musicians are experts at reading the crowd. Sometimes guests really do want to socialize and catch up, and in some cases the musicians will play songs that are upbeat & have a "can't help but move" groove, but that are more mellow and funky. This provides a change in the dynamics so that when the band does kick it back into high gear, guests feel the change and jump onto the dance floor.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
The Fever is at your event to play, not to break. The length of live sets and the length of breaks depends upon the flow of your event. Cocktail & Dinner live music sets are normally about 60 minutes then the musicians break for about 15 minutes. 
 
 Typically clients do provide a meal for the musicians at the event, and this is the longest break of the night- usually about 20-25 minutes. In our planning process, we will discuss the most appropriate time for musicians to break for meals so that it fits smoothly into the event timeline. For wedding receptions, for example, a great time for musicians meals is after the guests have been served and during toasts. Sometimes, the best option is for musicians to take a meal before the start of the event, and then be served a snack about halfway through the event. We are very flexible and will work with you to choose the best option for your particular event.
Do you play recorded music during your break?
Yes. We may provide a playlist based upon your preferences, or you may share a Spotify playlist with us, or you may choose to provide us with an iPod. We will take care of playing recorded music at all appropriate times. 
If one or more of the band members is unable to attend, what is your backup plan?
The Fever can configure from solo on up to TWO separate 10pc bands! We have a large roster of core musicians, and a fantastic list of musicians "on the ready" should we ever need a sub.
What is your overtime rate?
Typically $50/musician per half hour. However, we may pre-arrange "overtime" in advance. This means that we still plan the same event end time, but if you choose to request overtime at the event, it is already paid, and discounted. This rate is $35/musician per half hour.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Usually our travel expenses are included in our package costs. We don't really have an a la carte menu of services, but instead customize every live music package for each unique event. Lodging, if required, is not typically included in costs, but is provided for us by our clients. We may, however, add a lodging expense and then provide our own lodging.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
A $600 payment secures the date; within 30 days of booking, 50% of the total is due; the final balance is due 30 days before the date of your event. 
 
 Other payment arrangements may be made.

REVIEWS

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Private User
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Great!!!! They made our reception amazing and so fun! The music was outstanding, and they have SUCH an extensive songlist. Ariel was a true talent and Michelle and Ariel were great to work with leading up to the big day! Would recommend to any person!
Great!!!! They made our reception amazing and so fun! The music was outstanding, and they have SUCH an extensive songlist. Read more...
Great!!!! They made our reception amazing and so fun! The music was outstanding, and they have SUCH an extensive songlist. Ariel was a true talent and Michelle and Ariel were great to work with leading up to the big day! Would recommend to any person! Read less
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Marni
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
The Fever were absolutely fantastic! We received many compliments on the band and the next morning people were still talking about how great they were. They really put on a great show and kept the dance floor rocking. I can’t say enough about the quality but I’ll try and explain.

We looked at several wedding bands. I highly recommend you do this as we were close to booking the first band we saw. You see, every professional wedding band sounds “good.” They wouldn’t be pros if they didn’t. The problem with this is that most professional wedding bands sound like they are playing sheet music and so you get a pretty vanilla version of the song that is close but not quite as good as the recorded version. If that’s good enough, get a DJ.

We wanted our wedding to be a great a party and decided we were going to prioritize the band. We wanted a lot of different styles of music from rock, to motown, Bruce Springsteen, to current pop, and even the Rolling Stones. The Fever played it all sensationally. They made the music their own and provided an undeniable energy which kept the party going. I’ve been to a lot of weddings and the Fever is clearly in the top echelon.

Picture the very best wedding band you’ve ever seen at one of your friends or family’s weddings- the Fever are no doubt as good, but likely better, than that band.

Besides the quality, the Fever was very easy to work with. We met with Michelle and Ariel multiple times and corresponded frequently. They were absolute professionals and made us feel like they had our best interest in mind and ended up feeling like friends when all was said and done.

If it isn’t clear, we couldn’t recommend The Fever more highly!
The Fever were absolutely fantastic! We received many compliments on the band and the next morning people were still Read more...
The Fever were absolutely fantastic! We received many compliments on the band and the next morning people were still talking about how great they were. They really put on a great show and kept the dance floor rocking. I can’t say enough about the quality but I’ll try and explain.

We looked at several wedding bands. I highly recommend you do this as we were close to booking the first band we saw. You see, every professional wedding band sounds “good.” They wouldn’t be pros if they didn’t. The problem with this is that most professional wedding bands sound like they are playing sheet music and so you get a pretty vanilla version of the song that is close but not quite as good as the recorded version. If that’s good enough, get a DJ.

We wanted our wedding to be a great a party and decided we were going to prioritize the band. We wanted a lot of different styles of music from rock, to motown, Bruce Springsteen, to current pop, and even the Rolling Stones. The Fever played it all sensationally. They made the music their own and provided an undeniable energy which kept the party going. I’ve been to a lot of weddings and the Fever is clearly in the top echelon.

Picture the very best wedding band you’ve ever seen at one of your friends or family’s weddings- the Fever are no doubt as good, but likely better, than that band.

Besides the quality, the Fever was very easy to work with. We met with Michelle and Ariel multiple times and corresponded frequently. They were absolute professionals and made us feel like they had our best interest in mind and ended up feeling like friends when all was said and done.

If it isn’t clear, we couldn’t recommend The Fever more highly! Read less
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Clara
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
We had several musicians as guests and they commented that this band was killer! We booked with Michele and the communication was excellent. Ariel ran things at the wedding, was organized and absolutely lovely to work with! The only problem was that they were SO good, everyone was having such a great time dancing and they didn't want to leave!
We had several musicians as guests and they commented that this band was killer! We booked with Michele and the Read more...
We had several musicians as guests and they commented that this band was killer! We booked with Michele and the communication was excellent. Ariel ran things at the wedding, was organized and absolutely lovely to work with! The only problem was that they were SO good, everyone was having such a great time dancing and they didn't want to leave! Read less
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The Fever responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Clara! It was such a pleasure to work with you and Kate to plan such a wonderful wedding celebration! I'm thrilled that you and your guests enjoyed The Fever so much!

Congratulations again!
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Private User
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
The most amazing live band. They provided ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception music - all was wonderful. They are such nice people and easy to work with. The dance floor was filled all night. Thank you so much for being part of our special day.
The most amazing live band. They provided ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception music - all was wonderful. They are such Read more...
The most amazing live band. They provided ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception music - all was wonderful. They are such nice people and easy to work with. The dance floor was filled all night. Thank you so much for being part of our special day. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
The Fever responded with the following comments:

Dear C & D,
Thank you so much your review of The Fever! We are so honored to have been included in your celebration! What a beautiful day and amazingly special celebration. I really enjoyed getting to know you both and meeting your friends & family. It was so much fun to play and dance and celebrate! Here's to you both- many, many years of joy, wonder and laughter together!
Cheers! Michele & The Fever
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Fever was amazing for our wedding!!! Ariel was really easy to work with and super accommodating. I requested that they play a classical song for my father daughter song (assuming they would need to play it digitally) but they played it themselves and Ariel performance was spectacular. I would 100% recommend The Fever to any friend who needed a band. They are awesome!!!!
The Fever was amazing for our wedding!!! Ariel was really easy to work with and super accommodating. I requested that they Read more...
The Fever was amazing for our wedding!!! Ariel was really easy to work with and super accommodating. I requested that they play a classical song for my father daughter song (assuming they would need to play it digitally) but they played it themselves and Ariel performance was spectacular. I would 100% recommend The Fever to any friend who needed a band. They are awesome!!!! Read less
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Suzy
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
The Fever played at my daughter's wedding in Telluride this summer and they were fabulous.
They had all the guests dancing all night long. We could not have asked for more. I would highly recommend to any one. Very responsive and easy to work with also.
The Fever played at my daughter's wedding in Telluride this summer and they were fabulous.
They had all the guests Read more...
The Fever played at my daughter's wedding in Telluride this summer and they were fabulous.
They had all the guests dancing all night long. We could not have asked for more. I would highly recommend to any one. Very responsive and easy to work with also. Read less
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The Fever responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Suzy! K & T's wedding at Gorrono Ranch was truly special. I will always remember this magical night! Thank you for having us be a part of it. I have a special memory of singing Tupelo Honey by Van Morrison, which the band learned especially for K & T. All the guests were circled around and the band amped up the energy and I sang my heart out. The whole night was so meaningful. Thank you again!! Stay in touch- perhaps we'll come play for a yet to be arranged... upcoming anniversary party? ;-)

Best,
Michele & The Fever
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Kathryn
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
The Fever is an UNBELIEVABLE band! They played our wedding on July 27, 2013 and had the dance floor packed from just following our father/daughter dance until the last bus left! We are in our 30s and had an older crowd -- the music played was perfect, and early on in the evening the men (30's to 60's) had their ties around their heads! :) I could not have picked a better fit for our event! Thank you so much!

Kathryn and Mark Weaver (Crested Butte, CO wedding, from San Antonio, TX)
The Fever is an UNBELIEVABLE band! They played our wedding on July 27, 2013 and had the dance floor packed from just Read more...
The Fever is an UNBELIEVABLE band! They played our wedding on July 27, 2013 and had the dance floor packed from just following our father/daughter dance until the last bus left! We are in our 30s and had an older crowd -- the music played was perfect, and early on in the evening the men (30's to 60's) had their ties around their heads! :) I could not have picked a better fit for our event! Thank you so much!

Kathryn and Mark Weaver (Crested Butte, CO wedding, from San Antonio, TX) Read less
Services Used: Band
The Fever responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your comments, Kathryn! It was such an honor to play for you and your guests and to be included in your celebration. We had an absolute blast playing for you! What an incredible night. Thank you!

Congratulations to you and Mark! Many, many best wishes to the both of you- cheers!

~Michele Jennings & The Fever
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Talia
Wedding:
3/10/2013
5.0/5.0
They did an amazing job on our wedding. The jazz band during cocktail hour was really awesome and they keep the party going all night. Michelle (the manager) was just incredible at helping organize and make the night run smoothly.

Not only did they play a great mix of music and exactly what we wanted, Michelle worked with us to sing a favorite song as a surprise at the reception. She even acted as my own vocal coach! Amazing! I highly recommend The Fever!
They did an amazing job on our wedding. The jazz band during cocktail hour was really awesome and they keep the party Read more...
They did an amazing job on our wedding. The jazz band during cocktail hour was really awesome and they keep the party going all night. Michelle (the manager) was just incredible at helping organize and make the night run smoothly.

Not only did they play a great mix of music and exactly what we wanted, Michelle worked with us to sing a favorite song as a surprise at the reception. She even acted as my own vocal coach! Amazing! I highly recommend The Fever! Read less
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The Fever responded with the following comments:

Talia, it was such an honor to not only play for you and Dan, but to get to know you both, as well! You're both so authentic & loving to one another, not mention beautiful together. No wonder the NY Times did a feature on your engagement!

I saw some of the video clips from Matthew Moore (Flat Face Films) and I love the shots of you and Dan on stage with the band! I'm so glad you guys did that! It was such a special and heartfelt surprise for all the guests. Talia, you have a beautiful voice! I'd love to hear you sing again!

Please stay in touch!

Many, many wishes for a beautiful life of love, strength and wonder together!

Michele
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Lana
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
THE FEVER ROCKED! I can not highly recommend this band enough! Michele was so amazing through the entire process. I did not have any help planning my wedding and did all of it myself, and Michele was critical in helping make everything go off without a hitch! From helping me to plan the entire timeline of the reception, from the grand entrance, to the cake cutting, do the bouquet dedication- she was amazing in helping me really put this together so seamlessly! More so, they put on a phenomenal performance at our reception and kept the energy going all night at our reception. They are an AMAZING band and our guests are still raving about their performance! They even learned two songs for us, and I honestly think they played them better than the actual artists!

So, if you're looking for a band for your reception- look no further- you will not be disappointed- I PROMISE!
THE FEVER ROCKED! I can not highly recommend this band enough! Michele was so amazing through the entire process. I did Read more...
THE FEVER ROCKED! I can not highly recommend this band enough! Michele was so amazing through the entire process. I did not have any help planning my wedding and did all of it myself, and Michele was critical in helping make everything go off without a hitch! From helping me to plan the entire timeline of the reception, from the grand entrance, to the cake cutting, do the bouquet dedication- she was amazing in helping me really put this together so seamlessly! More so, they put on a phenomenal performance at our reception and kept the energy going all night at our reception. They are an AMAZING band and our guests are still raving about their performance! They even learned two songs for us, and I honestly think they played them better than the actual artists!

So, if you're looking for a band for your reception- look no further- you will not be disappointed- I PROMISE! Read less
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The Fever responded with the following comments:

Lana, we had SO much fun playing for you guys! What an amazing party! You have such fun taste in music and we had a great time learning and playing the Widespread Panic tune! I have a fabulous picture of you dancing and twirling around on the dance floor to that song. You look so beautiful!
:-)

Thank you for all the referrals, too! I've really enjoyed getting to know you guys and your crowd of friends. See you at the next wedding! :-)

Michele & The Fever
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Katie
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend The Fever to any bride and groom. We had a guitar/cello duo for the ceremony, a jazz trio for the cocktail hour, and a 7 piece band for the reception. The guitar/cello duo was lovely, as was the jazz trio. Then, the reception completely rocked . . . we needed a bigger dance floor! The floor was totally packed from the moment The Fever began around 8:30 until the hotel literally pulled the plug around 12:30, which was 30 minutes after the reception was supposed to end. It was crazy and super fun. The Fever even learned an off-list song--Your Love by the Outfield--on very short notice and completely crushed it. It was awesome! They played (very well, might I add) the few songs we requested they play, but otherwise controlled the song list to great success--EVERYONE, young and old, was on the dance floor all night. Great success!

As to the business side of things, before the wedding it was a pleasure to work with Michelle and Eric on the order of events and song choices for the wedding. They were responsive and totally flexible with our schedules and ideas for the night. Thanks guys!
I would highly recommend The Fever to any bride and groom. We had a guitar/cello duo for the ceremony, a jazz trio for the Read more...
I would highly recommend The Fever to any bride and groom. We had a guitar/cello duo for the ceremony, a jazz trio for the cocktail hour, and a 7 piece band for the reception. The guitar/cello duo was lovely, as was the jazz trio. Then, the reception completely rocked . . . we needed a bigger dance floor! The floor was totally packed from the moment The Fever began around 8:30 until the hotel literally pulled the plug around 12:30, which was 30 minutes after the reception was supposed to end. It was crazy and super fun. The Fever even learned an off-list song--Your Love by the Outfield--on very short notice and completely crushed it. It was awesome! They played (very well, might I add) the few songs we requested they play, but otherwise controlled the song list to great success--EVERYONE, young and old, was on the dance floor all night. Great success!

As to the business side of things, before the wedding it was a pleasure to work with Michelle and Eric on the order of events and song choices for the wedding. They were responsive and totally flexible with our schedules and ideas for the night. Thanks guys! Read less
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The Fever responded with the following comments:

Katie, thanks for such a great review! You totally rock. We had so much fun learning the Outfield tune for you and playing it was a blast! What an awesome response from your guests! So much fun. :-)

I also remember playing Teach Your Children for your Father/Daughter dance. That song holds a very special place in my heart, and it was an honor to sing it for you and your dad. I really enjoyed getting to know you and Tyler and helping to plan your big day.

Thank you again, and do stay in touch!

Michele & The Fever

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