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Midwest Party Bands

Anything you want, we’ve got it. From jazz bands to variety groups, Encore Entertainment has the perfect musical indulgences for your next event. We have bands that flawlessly perform a variety of musical stylings.


The Band etc...
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the band etc. . . is a seven piece variety band based in Indianapolis featuring three lead vocalists and a horn section. This versatile combination gives etc... the ability to authentically cover a wide range of musical styles from rock to Motown to country to big band.

A great party band for your wedding or corporate event!
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Jayne Bond & the Pink Martinis
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Do you want to put the "special" in your special event?

Jayne Bond and the Pink Martinis is just the party band you need to make it a success! The fun and excitement they create makes them one of the top show bands in the Midwest. Since 1997, this premiere show band has performed their classic hits all over the US and in the Caribbean at corporate parties, festivals, conventions, wedding receptions and special events.

Jayne and the band play a wide variety of hits in a setting of colorful costumes and high energy choreography. The band gets audiences of all ages involved in dance contests, hula hoop contests, conga lines and on stage with "live karoake"... e provide the music and lyrics; you provide the star power!

Jayne Bond and the Pink Martinis is versatile and can create a show to fit your special needs, whether it's a 50s sock hop, a groovy 60s "happening", 70s disco party, an 80s retro theme party, or the cutting-edge hits of today. No matter what the theme of your event, Jayne and the band will make it fun and memorable.

The band is available in many sizes to suit your needs... from a duo or trio to the full 8-piece band. We can even add a 3-piece horn section for extra spice!

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The Chicago Catz
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The Chicago Catz are one on the Midwest’s best kept secrets. In 1994 they were nominated for “Best Pop Group” at the Living Art of Music Awards (LAMA) along with such memorable and popular acts as Richard Marx and Chicago. They have been playing music for over 10 years at various events and private parties all over Chicago. They consistently deliver vivacious, sizzling music that encourages all in attendance to get out of their seats and dance!

The Chicago Catz have proven that a “fun and party” atmosphere does not have to involve wild, “grungy” bands that feature part-time musicians. The Chicago Catz are proven professionals that offer an exciting option for your next event.

If you want your guests to attend a party they’ll remember, hire The Chicago Catz. There’s only one thing worse than being the guest at a boring party: being the host of a boring party.

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Big 80s
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The Big 80’s tribute band is a venture back in time to the big hair, big lights and big music of the 80’s!
 
Five extremely talented, seasoned professionals bring you the sights and sounds of the 80’s. You will hear hits from artist like Madonna, Prince, Journey, The Go Go’s, The Eurythmics, Devo, Rick Springfield, Cyndi Lauper, Bon Jovi, and more. The Big 80’s has the best stage show around!

So... Grab your parachute pants, aquanet and bandanas and let’s take a trip back to the
craziest party of the 80’s!

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Zanadoo
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Indianapolis based, Zanna-Doo! is a high energy dance band, providing soulful vocals and rock solid beats that keep fans moving all night long. They mingle tunes from several genres not excluding Disco, Motown, Retro, 90’s, and current top 40 hits. Zanna-Doo! features lead vocalist Zanna DiBartoli, formerly of The Fabulous Starlettes, The Henry Lee Summer Band, and The Alligator Brothers. Also on lead vocals, Christina Stogsdill, has performed with Tantrum, Kobiashi, and The Carl Storie Band. Michael “Bone” Read has been on the road with Mitch Ryder, The Turtles, Henry Lee Summer & The Alligator Brothers, and Carl Storie, as well as previously writing and recording for his own band, Roadmaster. He is a master keyboardist and vocalist. On bass, Greg Gardner knows how to hold it down, having toured and recorded with national act, The Why Store. Phillip Powers has studied and played with Kenny Aronoff, former John Cougar Mellencamp drummer, as well as his current drummer, Dane Clark. On guitar, Justin Bryant has graced the stage with such well-known Indiana musicians as Chris Shaffer and Rich Hardesty. With such talent, any event with Zanna-Doo! providing the entertainment is sure to be a success!

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Retro Active
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One of Indy's premier party bands. Retro Active has their foot on the petal from start to finish. You will be on the floor for hours of non- stop dance tunes from the 70's, 80's and today. Strong vocals and an amazing rhythm section will get your groove going. Retro Active was formed in 2008 with veteran musicians that all have years of travel and stage experience. The band is equipped with enough pro sound gear to handle any venue indoors or out. Why don't you get your motor running with the high energy sounds of Retro Active.

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Soul Street is a nine-piece band of veteran musicians capable of covering a wide range of R&B ground. With a fat brass section, a tight rhythm pocket &scorching vocals, the group can lay down these grooves as they were intended - funky to the core! The musical set is extensive, covering hits of the 60's, 70's, and 80's - all danceable, all recognizable.

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Toy Factory
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Just down the road a bit – at the intersection of Groove avenue and Jam drive,is the Toy Factory! Members of this exciting 7-piece R&B/Dance act from Indianapolis, IN have been nominated for American Music and Golden Globe Awards Years of experience, a hi-energy set, and tight in-the-pocket grooves as part of the equation for a good time, be prepared to ride on a fantastic voyage with the Toy Factory! Whether it's your corporate party, festival, college or club that needs an injection of funk, the Toy Factory is the place to find it!

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Souled Out
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Recognized as one of the best Dance, Party, & Variety bands in the Midwest, The Souled Out Band will bring their amazing stage presence and dynamic musicianship to your event. Comprised of the finest musicians in the Mid-West, the difference is the always hot, always energetic horn section and three amazing lead singers capable of singing virtually all styles of music you may require.

Together for over a decade, these musicians have a sound and energy all their own. Whether performing for a wedding reception, private party, Indianapolis Colts, French Lick Casino, or the Nestle Corporation, The Souled Out Band never fails to deliver. The extraordinary musicianship and extensive song list of The Souled Out Band allows the band to design a show to meet the precise specifications for your special event.

The Souled Out Band song list consists of the latest in pop and new country, the best of classic rock and 50’s hits, the most danceable disco, R& B, Motown, 80’s songs, and the most noted swing, big band, ballads, and jazz standards - this allows the band to include an amazing variety of music to please your guests. Whether an elegant wedding, business mixer, concert, festival, or dance extravaganza, The Souled Out Band will perform a show that your guests will never forget!.

If you wanna have fun and you wanna dance, you wanna have The Souled Out B

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Parrot Beach
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The most exciting show to hit the circuit in years! Clubs, parties, fairs, festivals, major corporate events ... whatever the occasion Parrot Beach will have you singing, laughing and dancing in the streets!

Whether you’re a Parrothead or just a beach lover, you’ll be in for the time of your life! Parrot Beach will take you back to that unforgettable island vacation with their covers of immortal Jimmy Buffett tunes and other island melodies. All you have to do is call and Parrot Beach will make it happen! Parrot Beach will take you to a “parrotdise” right here on earth! Sail on to Parrot Beach!

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Ty Causey
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Ty Causey is a national recording artist with 4 national/international releases on Tyvonn/Ispysoul Records. Ty is a dynamic performer with his band called "Spellbound" whether it's smooth jazz or R&B or just good dance music. Ty covers it all with his classic randtions of songs we all know and love so well. Ty adds a special touch to his show by performing original songs from his national releases. A true crooner at heart, Ty can also set the tone for romance with his smooth vocal delivery to all of your favorite ballads. Whether Ty and his band is in New York or Los Angeles or your own back yard, they are dedicated to giving you the best possible performance with their talents and warm personality.

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Peace Train
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Peace Train is an Indianapolis, Indiana rock cover band paying musical tribute to the late 1960's and early 1970's. From humble beginnings in 1992, the band now regularly entertains millions (okay, hundreds) around central Indiana with their unique and entertaining live performances.

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