SASS, BRASS AND A WHOLE LOT OF CLASS...
America's premier, sophisticated, sensational Vegas style show and high energy variety dance band will have you dancing in the aisles with the jumpin' classic big band sounds of the past to the jivin' music of today. The vintage tuxedo-dressed orchestra can play everything from your elegant cocktail hour to the full blown after party. From Sinatra to Rihanna, BDO is simply one of the best professional variety dance bands. With a high fashioned and highly stylized look, they combine the elegance of a New York City nightclub circa 1940 with a musical repetoire that spans the decades from the fabulous 40's to the Top 40's of today. A sophisticated and polished group performing an outstanding “best of” revue of Swing, Motown, Jazz, Latin, R&B, Rock, Disco, 80's, Reggae, Hip Hop, Old School, and current favorites. Known as one of the most flexible and pleasant bands to work with, BDO is a favorite among the Fortune 1000 companies. This band does it all with impeccable style, elegance and musicianship beyond compare.
America's finest big band jump, jive and hails from America's finest city, San Diego, California. Led by charismatic front man "Big Daddy", an amazing singer and entertainer. Not only is this gifted crooner a crowd-pleaser with his rich vocals and great showmanship, but he can literally stop the show with his tribute to Sinatra. Combine 'Big Daddy's' charm with the sultry 'Valerie Pierce' a commanding presence with an amazing voice and an array of sparkling full length gowns. Her influences range from Sade to Rihanna. She gives the show a dynamic beauty with soft ballads, cool R&B, smooth soul and stompin' swing and blues. BDO has been dazzling audiences for the past ten years with their dictinctive style and sound. A stellar horn section, a rockin' rhythm section, innovative arrangements and versatile vocalists create an extraordinary experience. Talent, professionalism and a love of music is what makes BDO shine brighter than the rest and enables them to attract attention all across the country. In addition to being acclaimed in their native San Diego, the band has established a reputation in Orange County, Palm Springs, Las Vegas, Hollywood, Phoenix, Reno, and San Francisco. Catch an unforgettable BDO performance and let them transform your philanthropic gala, corporate event or wedding into a magical night. BDO is an 'all-star' ensemble. It is comprised of the top musicians from the top recording and performing bands in southern California. You may have seen them in concert, or as musicians and back-up singers for some of your favorite stars. The band is a unique blend of creative, extremely gifted musicians, vocalists, and variety entertainers all of whom are veterans of the recording, theatre and music industries. Experience the sophistication, style, elegance, fun and excitement of a truly professional band with authentic, burnin' big band, Latin and original arrangements. BDO suits all tastes and dancing styles - Big Band Swing, Lindy Hop, West Coast, East Coast, Foxtrot, Jitterbug, Latin, Mambo, Cha Cha, Tango, Samba, Merengue, Rumba, Waltz, Ballroom, Salsa, Disco, Rock, Slow and Ballad.
5 Piece Band
(piano, bass, drums, guitar/vocals, trumpet or sax)
BDO normally performs as a seven or ten piece band, but can go as small as a trio or quartet, quintet, six piece or as large as a full 18 piece big band. 'B!G DADDY' himself can also perform as a soloist. All of their entertainment packages include DJ/MC service or live music during the band breaks at no extra charge. There is never a break in the music. Our representative would be glad to meet with you in person to discuss the music for your event.
Five hours of continuous music. DJ/MC service and cocktail or dinner music included on all packages at no extra charge. Rates include set-up (4 hr minimum), breakdown, state-of-the-art crystal clear digital sound and lighting, and sound technicians.
7 Piece Band
Guitar / Male Vocal
10 Piece Band
Percussionist (Congas, Timbales)
Alto & Tenor Saxophones/Flute
Trumpet / Vocal
Male Vocal / Guitar
15 Piece Big Band Orchestra
Percussionist (Congas, Timbales) / Vocals
3 (Alto /Tenor / Baritone) Saxophones
2 Trumpets and 1 Trombone
2 Lead Male Vocals
2 Lead Female Vocals
VARIETY DANCE BAND:
7 - 10 Pieces
High-Energy Variety Dance Band performing a blend of the hits, past and present. The Best of Pop, Old School, R&B, Classic Rock, Jazz Standards, Disco, Latin and Current Favorites.
Big Daddy (Lead Crooner),
Ignacio (Congas, Timbales, Bongos),
Bob (Saxophones, Flute),
Nathan Mills (Trumpet, Trombone, MD),
Cecil McBee, Jr. (Electric Bass),
Jim Weiss (Saxophones, Clarinet),
April West (Trombone),
Valerie Body (Vocals, Soultress),
Carlos Rull (Drums),
James Forstan (Piano, Keyboards)