Our idea was to start playing songs we love. So it started with song selection. In the first couple of years these were the rules for the songs: we have to love it and everyone in the room has to know it. Songs like Satisfaction, Sweet Caroline, Billie Jean, My Girl and Mary Jane's Last Dance were staples. There was a lot of Tom Petty and a lot of old R&B - the Temptations and Marvin Gaye. It's what we loved and still love. We dressed casually back then and we weren't too picky about the venue. We played some great dives, that's for sure! It was about playing good songs and having fun...making a little money on the side. My personal approach was to not take it too seriously. It's a cover band after all, come on people! Ed, the bass player and I were the driving forces and Jameson was along for the ride. Venues loved us. We didn't play too loud, we showed up on time and got their people singing and dancing. After a while we started getting some requests to play parties. Our friends asked us to play their weddings...we did a pretty darn good job. From there it took off.
We found our niche, playing classy weddings and parties with a small band that people could afford. We are different: I like to keep my guitar solos short and announcements even shorter…keep the focus off the band and on what matters, everybody having a good time. To us and our clients it's about making memories with the people you love. We aren't ex-broadway singers and we don't like to be the center of attention. We're not into costume changes or choreographed dance moves and I'm not likely to be found with a wireless mic working the crowd. When we do a party, we are who we are, normal laid back guys that like the music and like parties. We've discovered what we do best and why we are so different from the other professional bands that do what we do. We genuinely care about getting things right for our clients. Our greatest achievement is when people leave thinking, that was a great party - for us it's about the party. We can't wait to play yours!