Absolutely Jack is a band dedicated to delivering the finest in dance-rock entertainment for your corporate retreat, fundraiser or family party. We are more than just a band - we strive to deliver a memorable occasion, playing tunes that are simply irresistible, and whose appeal spans the generations. We are experienced, reliable, and fun. Great multi-part harmonies from three dynamic lead vocalists (2 male and 1 female), powerful piano, great guitars, and a tight rhythm section and some sultry saxophone mean the music is, well, awesome.
Basically we're a feel-good band for people who remember and love the upbeat music of the 1970's and 80's, and for those who have recently discovered the catchy hooks, great lyrics and powerful vibe of the music that ruled the FM airwaves at that time. We play artists such as Neil Diamond, Elvis, the Stray Cats, and The Pretenders, Elton John, George Michael, the Proclaimers and Tom Jones, just to name a few; music that spans the generations, where every tune is greeted with “Oh I love that song,”and where people take pleasure in joining in, singing along and dancing.
We also know how to play the way you want us to be heard:
Do your guests want to eat and talk? Then we'll be quiet. We play a great collection of familiar, low key tunes - soft rock and light jazz standards - that will form a pleasant, unobtrusive background for your guests' conversations or early mingling.
Do your guests want to dance? Then let's dance! Our sets contain long seamless stretches of dance hits from the 60's through the disco era, the 80's 90's and today, to get people moving, having fun and feeling hot hot hot!
Do your guests want something special? If you have a special tune - something that will mean a great deal to your guests or guest of honor, then let us know. Our talented musicians will pick it up quickly and present it at just the right time. Do you want to make a speech? Present an award? Or just sing along. Hey, you can do that too!
The songlist here on GigMasters displays just a few of the titles we play. We treat each gig as a serious business engagement, meaning we will meet with you in person, by phone or by Skype to learn more about your needs and favourite tunes. We will then build an event around you. We show up prepared, ready and properly dressed, and we make sure that our performance reflects the theme of your evening. We have sound technicians, a small road crew, and we always stay in touch, from the moment you first make a connection with us here on GigMMasters, through to the event itself and our evaluation follow-up.
So don't let the small tune list fool you. It's there to show you the types of music we play most: pleasant, familiar and fun. The specific tunes will be something we will work on together.
Steve Prentice (Guitar, Vocals),
Elizabeth Auclair (Vocals),
Ernest King (Bass, Vocals),
Bruce Jacobs (Keyboards),
Norm Baccari (Drums),
Session player as needed (Saxophone)