Party Bands

Party Bands

Bucktown All-Stars

These all-stars are a nine-piece band featuring a powerful four-piece horn section and a youthful energy that combined result in an exciting live performance that attracts music lovers of all types and ages.

The Boogie Men

If you are looking for a slamming horn-section and soulful vocal styling, this band is a sure-fire choice. Perfect for high-end weddings and special events, this band knows how to please its audience and keep things tasteful.




Like to dance and party? This is your band, playing a huge variety of dance music from the 50’s to today’s hits. Guaranteed to keep everyone on the dance floor. 2003 Inductees to the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame!

  •     Smooth (Santana)-   
  • Hold Me, Thrill Me (Gloria Estefan)
  • Crazy In Love (Beyonce)
  • Boogie Shoes (K.C. & The Sunshine   Band)
  • Man I Feel Like a Woman(Shania Twain)
  • Gimmie Some Lovin’ (Spencer Davis   Group)
  • Give Me One
  • Reason (Tracy Chapman)
  • Respect (Aretha Franklin)
  • Love Shack (B-52’s)
  • I’m So Excited (Pointer Sisters)


After 8

An eight-piece band featuring a powerful horn section and groove that will keep you moving all night long. Their musical influences reflect a true New Orleans heritage combining rock, funk, hip-hop and R&B. The all-star team of talented musicians have all either graduated or are completing a degree in jazz performance. Their unique sound leaves clients with a lasting impression.

  • Shake Your Body Down To The Ground (The Jacksons)
  • Soul Man (Sam and Dave)
  • Get Down Tonight (KC and the Sunshine Band)
  • Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett)
  • Hey Pocky Way (The Meters)
  • I Feel Good (James Brown)
  • What I Like About You (The Romantics)
  • Let’s Get It On (Marvin Gaye)
  • Dock Of The Bay (Otis Redding)
  • I Got A Woman (Ray Charles)     

Deacon John


The name “Deacon” came from those early days when he opted a preaching style of singing that sent his audiences into what can only be called religious ecstasy, dancing, shouting, falling out on the floor, and throwing money on the stage. Deacon John and the Ivories concentrate on the Motown and Memphis Soul music as well as local Rhythm and Blues.

  • I’ll Take You There (Mavis Staples)
  • Build Me Up Buttercup (Foundations)
  • I Can See Clearly Now (Johnny Nash)
  • Have I Told You Lately (Rod Stewart)
  • When A Man Loves A Woman (Percy   Sledge)
  • Son of a Preacher Man (Aretha   Franklin)
  • Just the Two of Us (Bill Withers)
  • Three Times a Lady (Commodores)
  • Let’s Groove (Earth Wind & Fire)
  • Boogie Shoes (K.C. & The Sunshine   Band)

The Distractions

The Distractions are an eight-piece dance band featuring both male and female vocals, as well as a three-piece horn section. The band prides itself on being one of New Orleans’ best dance and party bands, playing ‘70-‘80s funk and disco, old school R&B, and other party favorites.  Throw in rhythm, melody and the Incredible Dancing Horns and you have found your audio and visual sensation. The Distractions perform in clubs and festivals around the area, but their specialty is weddings. For your special day the band will learn a request of your choice for your dance, provided the song is feasible and enough notice is given.

  • Respect (Aretha Franklin)
  • Car Wash (Rose Royce)
  • Fire (The Ohio Players)
  • Can’t Get Enough (Barry White)
  • My First, My Last (Barry White)
  • Lady Marmalade (Labelle)
  • Last Dance (Donna Summer)
  • I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)
  • Sign, Sealed, Delivered (Stevie Wonder)
  • More Today Than Yesterday (Spiral Staircase)
  • Shining Star (Earth, Wind and Fire)
  • Hot Stuff (Donna Summer)

Figure 8

Figure 8 is a show and dance band primarily focusing on Motown and R&B hits. The song list ranges from the 50’s to the 90’s, from Sam Cooke to Garth Brooks and from the Supremes to the Pointer Sisters. Figure 8 has a song list to satisfy audiences of all ages. A tight rhythm section and hard-driving vocals are what makes this group a Southeast favorite. Variety music, costume changes, and choreography are a trademark of Figure 8 to ensure a successful event.

  • Let’s Stay Together (Al Green)
  •  Under The Boardwalk (The Drifters)
  • These Arms of Mine (Otis Redding)
  • Just My Imagination (The Temptations)
  • Stand By Me (Ben E. King)
  • Stuck On You (Lionel Richie)
  • Chain Of Fools (Aretha Franklin)
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered (Stevie Wonder)
  • Can’t Hurry Love (The Supremes)
  • Because You Loved Me (Celine Dion)

Fleur de Lis

Looking for a band that can do it all as well as give your function a taste of New Orleans flair? Look no more! Your guests won’t leave the dance floor when Fleur de Lis hits the stage. This eight-piece horn band features one female and four male vocalists, an amazingly versatile song list and high-energy shows guaranteed to appeal to all ages.

  • At Last (Etta James)
  • I Wish (Stevie Wonder)
  • All These Things (Art Neville)
  • Soul Man (Sam & Dave)
  • New Orleans Ladies (LeRoux)
  • Lets Get It On (Al Green)
  • Late in the Evening (Paul Simon)
  • Wild Night (Van Morrison)
  • Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
  • Hey Pocky Way (Neville Brothers)


A different musical experience than any other. Two females and one male vocalist do everything from Aretha Franklin to Frank Sinatra to the Bee Gees to Earth, Wind and Fire. A full horn section backs the front-line vocals. Combine this with a versatile rhythm section for a truly diverse experience. Choose between the 8 and 11-piece configuration depending on taste and budget.

  • Blueberry Hill (Fats Domino)
  • Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) (The Four Tops)
  • Fly Me To The Moon (Frank Sinatra)
  • Lady Marmalade (Labelle)
  • Love Shack (B-52’s)
  • Old Time Rock and Roll (Bob Seeger)
  • Smooth (Santana feat. Rob Thomas)
  • Twist And Shout (The Beatles)
  • Unforgettable (Natalie Cole/Nat King Cole)
  • Girl From Ipanema (Instrumental)

Jimmy Maxwell Orchestra

Drawing inspiration from the great bands, performers and composers of the 1920s and 1930s (often called the “Jazz Age” and “Swing Era”), The Jimmy Maxwell Orchestra affectionately and authentically recaptures the excitement and fascination of that musical heyday. However, the band’s versatility allows clients to also enjoy party rock from the 50’s to the 90’s, New Orleans beats, Cajun, Country, Mardi Gras music, Motown, and R&B. Experiencing a performance by the Jimmy Maxwell Orchestra is a wonderful tonic alive with fun and guaranteed to lift the spirits.

  • At Last (Etta James)
  • Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (The Andrews Sisters)
  • Respect (Aretha Franklin)
  • What A Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
  • New York, New York (Frank Sinatra)
  • Iko Iko (The Dixie Cups)
  • I’ll Take You There (The Staple Singers)
  • Shout (The Isley Brothers)
  • It Had To Be You (Harry Connick, Jr.)
  • In The Mood (Glenn Miller)

Louisiana Spice


Louisiana Spice does it all, from the 40’s to Today, Swing, Latin, Motown, Disco, R&B, Jazz, and more! This band rules New Orleans celebrations with twelve pieces including four horns, two girls and a guy for vocals.

  • Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison)
  • I Feel The Earth Move (Carol King)
  • 1 2 3 (Gloria Estefan)
  • Tequila (Champs)
  • 1999 (Prince)
  • Mambo #5 (Lou Vega)
  • Man I Feel Like a Woman (Shania   Twain)
  • Electric Slide (Marcia Griffiths)
  • Everything I Do I Do It For You (Brian   Adams)
  • Holiday (Madonna)

Mixed Nuts

Mixed Nuts is a seven-piece, hyper-charged, high-energy party band that plays hit music from the 50’s through today’s top 10. Perfect for younger audiences, the band concentrates heavily on 70’s and 80’s hits, but plays everything from Elvis to Outkast. The Mixed Nuts provide a unique variety performance that keeps an audience of all ages dancing all night long. Available for any and all private functions, the Nuts know how to take their party anywhere!

  • Your Body Is A Wonderland (John Mayer)
  • Semi-Charmed Life (Third Eye Blind)
  • Calling Baton Rouge (Garth Brooks)
  • Jessie’s Girl (Rick Springfield)
  • Centerfold (The J. Geils Band)
  •  You Don’t Have To Call Me (David Allen Coe)
  • Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • Don’t Stop Believing (Journey)
  • If You Wanna Be Happy (Jimmy Soul)
  • Walkin’ To New Orleans (Fats Domino)

Soul Vaxxination

Soul Vaxxination brings an infectious blend of music and energy to every show across the Gulf Coast. This eight-member band features a funky horn section and a soulful blend of male and female vocals. Featuring classic dance hits from the 70’s through today, this fun and versatile group will be a sure-fire hit with your audience, making your event a truly superb experience.

  • Ain’t Too Proud To Beg (The Temptations)
  •  At Last (Etta James)
  • Get Down On It  (Kool & the Gang)
  • Hard To Handle (The Black Crowes)
  • Let’s Get It On (Marvin Gaye)
  • Love Shack (B-52’s)
  • September (Earth, Wind & Fire)
  • Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder)
  • That’s The Way I Like It (KC & the Sunshine Band)
  • This Love (Maroon 5)



This band knows how to get the party going and keep it rolling. Voted New Orleans’s best cover band. You can’t miss with these four showmen on the bandstand. Book them early-this band plays Orlando regularly as a featured show at Disney World!

  • Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
  •  Let’s Stay Together (Al Green)
  • Jesse’s Girl (Rick Springfield)
  • Hey Pocky Way (Meters)
  • Cupid Shuffle (Cupid)
  •  Hot Hot Hot (Buster Poindexter)
  • Celebration (Kool & The Gang)
  • Summer of ’69 (Brian Adams)
  • Beatles Medly
  • Born To Be Wild (Steppenwolf)
  • Centerfold (J. Giles Band)

The Wiseguys

The Wiseguys are made up of 10 local New Orleans musicians, including two of the city’s finest female vocalists and a horn section. This Variety/Top 40 band is committed to satisfying all of their audiences, not only with their music but also with their intensity for a good stage performance, business practices, and ensuring the guests are pleased.

  • Walking On Sunshine (Katrina & The Waves)
  • Taking Care of Business (B.T.O.)
  • Wild Night (Van Morrison)
  • Magic Carpet Ride (Steppenwolf)
  • Shake, Shake, Shake (K.C. & The Sunshine Band)
  • Respect (Aretha Franklin)
  • Last Dance (Donna Summer)
  • Natural Woman (Aretha Franklin)
  • Hot Stuff (Donna Summer)
  • 867-5309 Jenny (Tommy Tutone)