"the band etc... has an excellent knack for gauging the mood of its audience, and adjusting the music accordingly. You provide an excellent mix of music to please...a very diverse age group. Great Vocals - Great Instrumentals - Great Band..." - Carrie D, CFO, Century Personnel
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.
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Pop Rock/Top 40/Dance/Country
Meghan Trainor - All About That BassEtta James - At LastLTD - Back In Love AgainLady Gaga - Bad RomanceThe Emotions - Best Of My LoveMichael Jackson - Billy JeanThe Commodores - BrickhouseVan Morrison - Brown Eyed GirlCarly Rae Jepsen - Call Me MaybeKool & the Gang - CelebrationAretha Franklin - Chain of FoolsCupid - Cupid ShuffleABBA - Dancing QueenOtis Redding - Dock of the BayFlorence and the Machine - The Dog Days are OverJessie J - DominoJourney - Don’t Stop BelievingTaio Cruz - DynamiteJourney - FaithfullyKaty Perry - FireworkNeil Diamond - Forever In Blue JeansCee Lo Green - Forget YouKC & the Sunshine Band - Get Down TonightDaft Punk - Get LuckyCheryl Lynn - Got to be RealPlay That Funky MusticBruno Mars - GrenadePharell Williams - HappyMarvin Gaye - Heard it Through the GrapevinePat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best ShotSam & Dave - Hold On, I’m Comin’Madonna - HolidayBlack Eyed Peas - I Gotta FeelingThe Spinners - I’ll Be AroundPat Benatar - I Love Rock n’ RollJason Mraz - I’m YoursVan Morrison - Into the MysticWhitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With SomebodyGloria Gaunor - I Will SurviveHall & Oates - Kiss On My ListOtis Redding - Knock on WoodDonna Summers - Last DanceEarth Wind and Fire - Let’s Groove TonightAl Green - Let’s Stay TogetherBon Jovi - Living On a PrayerBruno Mars - Locked Out of HeavenB-52′s - Love ShackThe O’Jays - Love TrainJimmy Buffet - MargaritavilleMaroon 5 - Moves Like JaggerFour Tops - My GirlDolly Parton - Nine to FiveBob Seger - Old Time Rock N’ RollLady Gaga - PaparazziWild Cherry - Play That Funky MusicLittle Big Town - PontoonRoy Orbison - Pretty WomenJessie J - Price TagStevie Ray Vaughan - Pride and JoyPink - Raise Your GlassAretha Franklin - RespectAdele - Rolling in the DeepMagic - RudeEarth, Wind & Fire - SeptemberLMFAO - Sexy and I Know ItTaylor Swift - Shake It OffKC & the Sunshine Band - Shake Your BootyEarth Wind and Fire - Shining StarCake - Short Skirt Long JacketThe Blues Brothers - ShoutWalk the Moon - Shut Up and DanceSantana - SmoothBlues Brothers - SoulmanBen E. King - Stand By MeMichael Buble’ - SwayNeil Diamond - Sweet CarolineLynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home AlabamaKC and The Sunshine Band - That’s the Way I Like ItIngrid Michaelson - The Way I AmBruno Mars - TreasureNora Jones - Turn On MeBeatles - Twist and ShoutThe Righteous Brothers - Unchained MelodyBruno Mars - Uptown FunkSister Sledge - We Are FamilyAlison Krause - When You Say Nothing At AllJohn Mellencamp - Wild NightsOutfield, The - Your LoveAC / DC - You Shook Me All Night Long
Dean Martin - Ain’t That A Kick In The HeadBillie Holiday - All of MeTrad/Waltz - Anniversary WaltzTraditional - As Time Goes ByTraditional - Autumn LeavesTraditional - Blue BossaDuke Ellington - Don’t Get Around Much AnymoreTraditional - Embraceable YouPeggy Lee - FeverFrank Sinatra - Fly Me to the MoonStan Getz - Girl from IpanemaFrank Sinatra - I Get A Kick Out Of YouTony Bennett - I Left My Heart in San FranciscoGlen Miller - In the MoodFrank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours Of The MorningHarry Connick Jr. - It Had to Be YouNatalie Cole - L-O-V-ETraditional - Love Walked InBobby Darin - Mac the KnifeRosemary Clooney - Mambo ItalianoGlen Miller - Moonlight SerenadeTraditional - My Funny ValentineFrank Sinatra - My WayFrank Sinatra - New York New YorkGlen Miller - Pennsylvania 6-5000Trad/Latin - PerdidoDuke Ellington - Satin DollNatalie Cole - Sentimental ReasonsTraditional - Song For My FatherHoagy Carmichael - StardustGlen Miller - String of PearlsTrad/Cha Cha - Tea for TwoTrad/Waltz - Tennessee WaltzFrank Sinatra - The Way You Look TonightTraditional - Time After TimeNatalie Cole - True LoveNat King Cole/Natalie Cole - UnforgettableNatalie Cole - Very Thought of You, TheTraditional - Watch What HappensLouis Armstrong - What a Wonderful WorldNat King Cole - When I Fall in Love
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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Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive Nancy Sinatra - The Boots are Made for Walkin'The Go-Go's - Our Lips are SealedThe Go-Go's - We've Got the BeatThe Bangles - Walk Like an EgyptianTommy Tutone - 867-5309 (Jenny)Cheryl Lynn - To Be Real Sunshine Katrina & The Waves - Walkin' OnThe Emotions - The Best of My LoveA Taste of Honey - Boogie Oogie OogieDonna Summer - Dim All the Lights Donna Summer - Last DanceRolls Royce - CarwashLipps, Inc. - FunkytownToni Basil - MickeyElton John - Your SongElton John - Saturday Night's Alright for FightingThe Monkees - I'm Not Your Stepping StoneThe Monkees - I'm a BelieverJimmy Buffet - Cheeseburger in ParadiseJimmy Buffet - MargaritavilleJimmy Buffet - Come MondayElvis Presley - All Shook UpElvis Presley - Viva Las VegasElvis Presley - Can't Help Falling in LoveChubby Checker - The TwistBilly Joel - Just the Way You AreSade - Smooth OperatorSade - Kiss of LifeAl Green - Let's Stay TogetherWar - Lo Rider Stray Cats - Rock This Town Started Pink - Get This PartyBanannarama - VenusJohnny Rivers - Secret Agent ManAretha Franklin - Respect Aretha Franklin - Chain of FoolsAretha Franklin - Natural WomanLinda Ronstadt - Livin' in the USAThe Righteous Brothers - Unchained MelodyBlondie - The Tide is HighBlondie - One Way or AnotherTina Turner - Proud MaryEtta James - At LastMartha Reeves - Dancin' in the StreetNo Doubt - Hella GoodGwen Stefani - Rich Girl Gwen Stefani - Hollaback Girl Ritchie Valens - La Bamba Natalie Cole - Pink Cadillac Joan Jett - I Love Rock N RollSister Sledge - We Are FamilyVan Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison - Someone Like YouVan Morrison - Have I Told You Lately that I Love YouRobert Palmer - Bad Case of Lovin' YouPat Benetar - Hit Me With Your Best ShotJoss Stone - Fell In Love With a BoyBlack Eyed Peas - MiserlouSonny & Cher - The Beat Goes OnSonny & Cher - I've Got You BabeHarry Belefonte - Day-OPatty Labelle - Lady MarmaladeFrankie Valli - Oh, What a NightSmokey Robinson - Ooh, Baby, BabyWild Cherry - Play That Funky MusicRoy Orbison - Pretty Woman Madonna - HolidayBonnie Raitt - I Can't Make You Love MeFontilla Bass - Rescue MeNatalie Cole - Route 66Natalie Cole - UnforgettableNatalie Cole - When I Fall In LoveVanessa Williams - Save the Best for LastWhitney Houston - Savin' All My LoveEarth, Wind & Fire - SeptemberPeaches & Herb - Shake Your Groove ThingSantana - SmoothThe Blues Brothers - Sweet Home ChicagoNeil Diamond - Sweet CarolineHuey Lewis & Gwyneth Paltrow - Cruisin'Cher - BelieveThe Commodores - BrickhouseThe Commodores - EasyQueen Abba - Dancin'Nora Jones - Don't Know WhyNora Jones - The Nearness of YouFleetwood Mac - DreamsFleetwood Mac - RihannonFleetwood Mac - LandslideFleetwood Mac - Golddust Woman Peggy Lee - Fever Peggy Lee - Alright, OK, You Win Frank Sinatra - Fly Me to the MoonFrank Sinatra - Strangers in the NightHarry Connick Jr. - It Had to be YouShania Twain - From This MomentK.C. & The Sunshine Band - Get Down TonightK.C. & The Sunshine Band - Shake Your Booty
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!
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.
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!
The Commodores - Brick HouseWild Cherry - Play That Funky MusicGloria Gaynor - I Will SurviveFleetwood Mac - DreamsLipps, Inc. - FunkytownAnita Ward - Ring My Bell Sos Band - Take Your TimeThelma Houston - Don't Leave Me This WayDonna Summer - Last DanceJackson Five - I Want You BackMichael Jackson - Shake Your BodyKool & The Gang - Jungle BoogiePatti Labelle - Lady MarmaladeRose Royce - Car WashCheryl Lynn - To Be RealEmotions - Best of My LoveAretha Franklin - Rock SteadyEarth, Wind & Fire - SeptemberLionel Ritchie - EasyAl Green - Let's Stay TogetherJoss Stone - Some Kind of WonderfulMary J. Blige - Family AffairMaroon 5 - This LoveCameo - Word UpStevie Wonder - I Wish Bananarama - VenusDonna Summer - Hot StuffDonna Summer - Bad GirlsMichael Jackson - Billy JeanMichael Jackson - You should Be DancingMichael Jackson - Don't Stop 'till You Ger EnoughPink - Get the Party StartedAlicia Bridges - I Love the Night LifeNo Doubt - Hella GoodMadonna - HolidayMadonna - Like a PrayerMadonna - Into the GrooveDee Lite - Groove is in the HeartThe Romantics - What I Like About YouKatrina & The Waves - Walkin on SunshineJanis Joplin - Bobby McgeeAretha Franklin - RespectPat Benetar - Hit Me With Your Best ShotTaste of Honey - Boogie Oogie OogieChic - Good TimesSister Sledge - We Are BandChic - Le FreakKC & Sunshine Band - Boogie ShoesBow Wow Wow - I Want CandyEtta James - At LAstTom Jones - Mustang SallyJohn Cougar Mellencamp - R.O.C.K. in the USAAbba - Dancing Queen En Vogue - Free Your MindAc/Dc - Shook Me All Night LongAerosmith - Walk This WayLed Zeppelin - Rock N RollJustin Timberlake - Rock Your BodyBeyonce - Crazy in LoveKylie Minogue - Can't Get You Out of My HeadBritney Spears - Hit Me Baby One More TimeShania Twain - Man! I Feel Like a WomanRolling Stones - Honky Tonk Woman Pretenders - Brass in PockeetGladys Knight - Midnight Train to GeorgiaEva Cassidy - People Get ReadyOutkast - Hey YaNo Douby - It's My LifeBritney Spears - ToxicGuns N Roses - Sweet Child of MinePink - TroubleThe Boggles - Video Killed the Radio StarBeyonce - Naughty GirlMelissa Ethridge - I'm the Only One Nelly - Hot In HereSteppenwolf - Magic Carpet RideOutkast - I Like the Way You MoveTom Petty - Last Dance With Mary JaneThe Trammps - Disco Inferno Susan Tedeschi - It Hurt So BadBeatles - In My LifeJefferson Airplane - White RabbitPrince - Kiss Prince - When Doves CryFleetwood Mac - RihannonSeal - Kiss From a RoseDuets Soundtrack - Cruisin'Scandal - Goodbye to YouBobby Brown - My PerogativeIsley Brothers - It's Your ThangYoung M.C. - Bust a MovePrince - I Would Die For YouPrince - Baby I'm a StarMary Jane Girls - In My HouseJoan Jett - I Love Rock N Roll Dixie Chicks - LandslideB52's - Love Shack Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home AlabamaBlondie - Heart of GlassCindy Lauper - Girls Just Want to Have Fun
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!
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.
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.
Lets Groove TonightGet Down TonightBoogie Oogie OogieBlack CatJacksons MedleyI Will SurviveGroove is in the HeartWe Want the FunkFunky StuffSweet ThingBrick HouseYou Dropped a BombGood TimesAin't NobodyLady MarmaladeLe FreakSex MachineFly AwayVideoThat's the Way
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!
Jungle BoogieI Feel GoodPlay that Funky MusicLivin' Lavida LovaKnock on WoodWhat is Hip?BrickhouseVehicleWill it Go 'Round in CirclesShake Your BootyGet Down TonightThat's the WayI'm a BelieverEasyJump, Jive & WailWanna' New DrugToo MuchPick up the PiecesSuperstitiousSweet Home Chicago
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
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!
George Benson - On Broadway Marvin Gaye - What's Goin OnBilly Paul - Me & Mrs JonesThe Beatles - YesterdayMarvin Gaye - I Heard it Through the GrapevineMarvin Gaye - Inner City BluesMarvin Gaye - Got to Give it UpBobby Caldwell - What You Won't Do for LoveStevie Wonder - I WishStevie Wonder - SuperstitiousAl Green - Let's Stay TogetherGeorge Benson - Give Me the NightMaxwell - AscensionTemptations - My GirlTemptations - Poppa Was a Rolling StoneBill Withers - Ain't No SunshineBill Withers - Use MeR Kelly - I Believe I Can FlyBrian McKnight - Back At OneCameo - Word UpIsley Brothers - For the Love of YouCommodores - EasyHeatwave - Always & ForeverD Hathaway & Roberta Flack - The Closer I Get to You Stylistics - People Make the World Go YoundBabyface - Cool in YouCarpenters - SuperstarStevie Wonder - Ribbon in the SkyOhio Players - Fire (Medley)Midnight Starr - Slow JamWilson Pickett - Mustang SallyWilson Pickett - Knock on WoodTeddy Pendergrass - Close the DoorHarold Melvin & the Blue Notes - Wake Up EverybodyBen E King - Stand By MeCommadores - Brick HouseAlexander O'Neal - FakeStevie Wonder - Higher GroundMaze - Joy & PainO'Jays - Money, Money, MoneyJonathon Butler - Oil & WaterBobby Brown - My PerogativeMaze - Running AwayMaxwell - Sumthin' SumthinCameo - Word UpPhil Collins Medley - That's All, On Tonight, ParadiseLTD - Back in Love Again Smokey Robinson - Crusin'Carol King - You Got a FriendGuy - Let's ChillBrian McKnight - AnytimeCarl Carlton - Bad Mama JamaGeorge Clinton - Atomic DogR Kelly - Body's Callin'Kool & Gang - Get Down on ItRick James - SuperfreakMontel Jordan - This is How We Do ItMorris Day - Jungle LoveZapp Band - More BounceK C & Sunshine Band - Boodie ShoesOtis Redding - Sittin on the Dock of the BayMarvin Gaye - Let's Get it OnKool & the Gang - Ladie's NightGeorge Benson - The MasqueradeKool & the Gang - CelebrationLTD - Love BalladPrince - Erotic CityKeith Sweat - Something Ain't RightNext - Too CloseEarth, Wind & Fire - Shining StarBilly Ocean - Caribbean Queen Sting - It's Probable MeRick James - Give it to Me BabyHall & Oates - Sarah Smile
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.
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.