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The Jon Bates Band

Brewster , NY
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Brewster, NY 10509 US (map)

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800-689-8910

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One of the most extraordinary party bands anywhere, THE JON BATES BAND is an amazing group of world class musicians playing for weddings and premier social and corporate events. They... Read more
One of the most extraordinary party bands anywhere, THE JON BATES BAND is an amazing group of world class musicians playing for weddings and premier social and corporate events. They have performed together for more than fifteen years, and have played at many major music venues, clubs, concert halls, and destination events throughout the world, that have included celebrity guest lists with some of the most prominent names in business, politics and entertainment. They have also been the featured entertainment aboard various cruise ships, and have shared billing &/or performed as the back-up musicians for the legendary Bo Diddley, The Temptations, Gatemouth Brown, Jeffrey Osbourne, Richie Havens, Roberta Flack, and others. With one of the most diverse repertoires across all genres of music, they are your premier musical entertainment choice for any gala celebration or upscale social event.



Without exception, THE JON BATES BAND makes a party come alive! They musically engage and inspire people to have fun and enjoy themselves! This is a band that can satisfy any musical appetite, and is well known for their extremely diverse repertoire of Popular Music, Classic Rock, Jazz, Latin, Rhythm & Blues, Old School Soul, Top-40, Motown, Funk, Disco, Emo, Urban Folk, Country, Ethnic, and just great songs from every era.



THE JON BATES BAND uses a professional state-of-the-art PA system to present high quality sound, with optimum clarity at an appropriate volume. This also allows clients the option of having digitally mastered CD's played during band breaks, and for those clients who prefer to have "Club Mixes" blended into their overall entertainment package, making the transition between live and pre-recorded dance tracks is never a problem.



THE JON BATES BAND always makes every effort to accommodate a client's wishes and exceed expectations. The standard instrumentation of the band is keyboards, guitar, bass, drums, saxophone, and an amazing male and female lead vocalist. Depending on the personal preferences, space, and budget allowances for each event, the size of the band can also be modified to accommodate a more intimate setting when necessary, and/or expanded to a thirteen piece orchestra, with a full horn section and/or other genre specific musicians when circumstances permit.



Once you confirm with THE JON BATES BAND for your event, the date is reserved foronly you. The musicians and vocalists represented to you are the ones who will actually perform at your event. This is an extremely cohesive band, with a unique and very special chemistry. They have developed an extraordinary sound by playing together for years, and are available at a very fair and competitive price.



Additional information is available at (800) 689-8910 or at www.JonBates.com Read less
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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?
Dance, Funk, International, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, R&B/Soul, Reggae, Rock, Swing
What music services do you provide?
Liability Insurance

REVIEWS

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Ms. Mary
Wedding:
11/1/2009
5.0/5.0
Music is the most important aspect of any great party, and The Jon Bates Band made our wedding the most awesome and memorable evening imagineable. Total pros from beginning to end!!!
Music is the most important aspect of any great party, and The Jon Bates Band made our wedding the most awesome and Read more...
Music is the most important aspect of any great party, and The Jon Bates Band made our wedding the most awesome and memorable evening imagineable. Total pros from beginning to end!!! Read less
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Mr & Mrs S
Wedding:
10/31/2009
5.0/5.0
Jon Bates was able to meet my every request - from singing "custom lyrics" to a standard song, so playing a specific religious song that my dad wanted, to "cueing" us when to begin our finale to our first dance. He asked what music we listen to and what we personally like, and then actually played it during the night! People were dancing all night long and many remarked how great the band was. We were happy when we saw them play months prior to the wedding, but we were thrilled when they played on our wedding night!
Jon Bates was able to meet my every request - from singing "custom lyrics" to a standard song, so playing a specific Read more...
Jon Bates was able to meet my every request - from singing "custom lyrics" to a standard song, so playing a specific religious song that my dad wanted, to "cueing" us when to begin our finale to our first dance. He asked what music we listen to and what we personally like, and then actually played it during the night! People were dancing all night long and many remarked how great the band was. We were happy when we saw them play months prior to the wedding, but we were thrilled when they played on our wedding night! Read less
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moreybarnes
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
The Jon Bates Band truly made our wedding reception. We had guests ranging from toddlers to their grandparents out on the dance floor, tearing it up to a great and energetic mix. The band was incredibly accomodating of our requests, and flexible in terms of scheduling, both of which were greatly appreciated during our hectic wedding planning. We've received many compliments on the music from our wedding guests, who loved the mix of music and spot-on imitiations. I would definitely recommend working with the Jon Bates Band!
The Jon Bates Band truly made our wedding reception. We had guests ranging from toddlers to their grandparents out on the Read more...
The Jon Bates Band truly made our wedding reception. We had guests ranging from toddlers to their grandparents out on the dance floor, tearing it up to a great and energetic mix. The band was incredibly accomodating of our requests, and flexible in terms of scheduling, both of which were greatly appreciated during our hectic wedding planning. We've received many compliments on the music from our wedding guests, who loved the mix of music and spot-on imitiations. I would definitely recommend working with the Jon Bates Band! Read less
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Kylee
Wedding:
9/26/2009
5.0/5.0
I cannot recommend Jon and his band highly enough! Throughout our wedding we had a saxaphone soloist, a three piece jazz band, then finally the full band, and they were brilliant. They knew exactly what we wanted with minimal guidance from us. The musicians were very talented, the singers had great voices, and they were really nice people too! Everyone at our wedding had a fantastic time, and kept asking us where we found such a great band. Rest assured, with Jon and his band you'll be able to relax, let them do their job, and enjoy yourselves - and that's the whole point isn't it!!
I cannot recommend Jon and his band highly enough! Throughout our wedding we had a saxaphone soloist, a three piece jazz Read more...
I cannot recommend Jon and his band highly enough! Throughout our wedding we had a saxaphone soloist, a three piece jazz band, then finally the full band, and they were brilliant. They knew exactly what we wanted with minimal guidance from us. The musicians were very talented, the singers had great voices, and they were really nice people too! Everyone at our wedding had a fantastic time, and kept asking us where we found such a great band. Rest assured, with Jon and his band you'll be able to relax, let them do their job, and enjoy yourselves - and that's the whole point isn't it!! Read less
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Chris
Wedding:
9/13/2009
4.2/5.0
The band was great and everyone loved them. They did however completly screw up our opening first dance song. They started the song to soon and they played the complete song instead of stoping where i had told them. Dispite this blunder i would still highly recomend this band. For your opening song if you have a routine planned out for your first dance have them play a cd.
The band was great and everyone loved them. They did however completly screw up our opening first dance song. They started Read more...
The band was great and everyone loved them. They did however completly screw up our opening first dance song. They started the song to soon and they played the complete song instead of stoping where i had told them. Dispite this blunder i would still highly recomend this band. For your opening song if you have a routine planned out for your first dance have them play a cd. Read less
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The Jon Bates Band responded with the following comments:

In response to the extremely unfair comments in the review above, unfortunately, this groom chose to micro manage every detail, and have the vocalist begin and end singing at the precise moments he twirled the bride, regardless of where the downbeat naturally occurred in the song. Had a CD been played, there would have been absolutely no way to delay the lyric or change the downbeat on cue either. For those who want an elaborate choreographed production for their first dance, a minimal understanding of rhythm, dance technique, and the musical arrangement of the song is essential. We are musicians, not magicians!
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joynoelw
Wedding:
9/6/2009
4.9/5.0
The Jon Bates Band played at my wedding and were fantastic. I received so many compliments throughout the night. They play a wide variety of music and were very accomodating to our requests. I would highly recommend them!
The Jon Bates Band played at my wedding and were fantastic. I received so many compliments throughout the night. They play Read more...
The Jon Bates Band played at my wedding and were fantastic. I received so many compliments throughout the night. They play a wide variety of music and were very accomodating to our requests. I would highly recommend them! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
9/5/2009
5.0/5.0
We actually heard them play at our friends wedding & when we started looking I remembered how much i danced that night. The Jon Bates Band was one of the BEST parts of our wedding. They were amazing!!! They were extrememly professional and knew how to read the crowd. Every song they played was great. I got soooo many compliments on the band. At one point during the night my husband and i were on the dance floor and looked around. No one was sitting down. Everyone was on the dance floor. At one moment i thought i was at a concert, because everyone was facing the band and cheering. Music makes all the difference at an affair. I actually got to sing two songs. One to my grandparents and one to my husband. As a singer, i was unable to practice with the band, but Jon and i spoke a bunch of times and he really put my mind at ease. The songs turned out great! I cannot express enough how wonderful they were. It was money well spent!!!
We actually heard them play at our friends wedding & when we started looking I remembered how much i danced that night. Read more...
We actually heard them play at our friends wedding & when we started looking I remembered how much i danced that night. The Jon Bates Band was one of the BEST parts of our wedding. They were amazing!!! They were extrememly professional and knew how to read the crowd. Every song they played was great. I got soooo many compliments on the band. At one point during the night my husband and i were on the dance floor and looked around. No one was sitting down. Everyone was on the dance floor. At one moment i thought i was at a concert, because everyone was facing the band and cheering. Music makes all the difference at an affair. I actually got to sing two songs. One to my grandparents and one to my husband. As a singer, i was unable to practice with the band, but Jon and i spoke a bunch of times and he really put my mind at ease. The songs turned out great! I cannot express enough how wonderful they were. It was money well spent!!! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
8/29/2009
4.7/5.0
This band was awesome! I would recommend this band to anyone who wants great music and a great time at a wedding or party!
This band was awesome! I would recommend this band to anyone who wants great music and a great time at a wedding or party! Read more...
This band was awesome! I would recommend this band to anyone who wants great music and a great time at a wedding or party! Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
7/31/2009
5.0/5.0
Jon and his band did a great job!!! They were very flexible with songs and the price. Our guest could not stop talking about how much dancing they did!!! Everyone was very pleased. Thanks again.
Jon and his band did a great job!!! They were very flexible with songs and the price. Our guest could not stop talking Read more...
Jon and his band did a great job!!! They were very flexible with songs and the price. Our guest could not stop talking about how much dancing they did!!! Everyone was very pleased. Thanks again. Read less
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hsalford
Wedding:
7/25/2009
5.0/5.0
The Jon Bates Band did a wonderful job at our wedding. They were very responsive to not only our musical requests, but also to the general feel of the crowd. They had all of our guests up and dancing all night! Jon was extremely helpful and accomodating, even when we took a while to make up our minds about our first dance song, etc. The band was professional, courteous, and they were a huge part of what made our wedding so much fun!
The Jon Bates Band did a wonderful job at our wedding. They were very responsive to not only our musical requests, but Read more...
The Jon Bates Band did a wonderful job at our wedding. They were very responsive to not only our musical requests, but also to the general feel of the crowd. They had all of our guests up and dancing all night! Jon was extremely helpful and accomodating, even when we took a while to make up our minds about our first dance song, etc. The band was professional, courteous, and they were a huge part of what made our wedding so much fun! Read less
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