THE JON BATES BAND is a unique blend of extraordinary musicians and vocalists, with a magical chemistry that has evolved from a passion for playing music, shared experiences, and deep personal friendships over many years. They have performed at some of the most high profile venues and events around the world, and entertained for parties with guest lists including some of the most prominent names in business, politics and entertainment. They have collectively accompanied and shared stages with many legendary performers. BUT, most of all, this is just an amazingly authentic, soulful and fun party band, with an unparalleled reputation for infusing energy and making folks feel REALLY good!
Covering all genres, THE JON BATES BAND is the ultimate musical entertainment choice for any gala celebration or premier social event.
Without exception, they make a party come alive! They musically engage and inspire people to dance and enjoy themselves! This is a band that can satisfy any musical appetite, and is well known for their extremely broad repertoire of great songs from every era.
THE JON BATES BAND uses a professional state-of-the-art PA system to present high quality sound, with optimum clarity at an appropriate volume. This also allows clients the option of having digitally mastered CD's played during band breaks, and for those clients who prefer to have "Club Mixes" blended into their overall entertainment package, making the transition between live and pre-recorded dance tracks is never a problem.
THE JON BATES BAND always makes every effort to accommodate a client's wishes and exceed expectations. The standard instrumentation of the band is keyboards, guitar, bass, drums, saxophone, and an amazing male and female lead vocalist. Depending on the personal preferences, space, and budget allowances for each event, the size of the band can also be modified to accommodate a more intimate setting when necessary, and/or expanded to a thirteen piece orchestra, with a full horn section and/or other genre specific musicians when circumstances permit.
Once you confirm with THE JON BATES BAND for your event, the date is reserved for only you. The musicians and vocalists represented to you are the ones who will actually perform at your event. This is an extremely cohesive band, with a unique and very special chemistry. They have developed an extraordinary sound by playing together for years, and are available at a very fair and competitive price.
Children's Birthday Parties
Sweet 16 Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
Ain't No Mountain High EnoughMarvin Gaye & Tami Terrell
Ain't No Other ManChristina Aguilera
Ain't Too Proud To BegTemptations
All I Wanna DoSheryl Crow
All Over The WorldOla
All I Want Is YouU2
All My Lovin'Beatles
All The Single LadiesBeyonce
Are You Gonna Go My WayLenny Kravitz
Better TogetherJack Johnson
Billie JeanMichael Jackson
Black CowSteely Dan
Boogie On Reggae WomanStevie Wonder
Brown Eyed GirlVan Morrison
Brown SugarRolling Stones
By Your SideSade
Call Me MaybeCarly Rae Jepsen
Can't Take My Eyes Of Of YouFrankie Valli
Come On EileenDixie's Midnight Runners
Crash Into MeDave Matthews Band
Crazy LoveVan Morrison
Crazy In LoveBeyonce
CrushDave Matthews Band
Dance To The MusicSly & The Family Stone
Dancing In The DarkBruce Springsteen
Don't Know WhyNorah Jones
Don't Stop BelievingJourney
Drink On ItBlake Shelton
Edge Of GloryLady Gaga
Every Breath You TakePolice
Everyday PeopleSly & The Family Stone
Everything I DoBryan Adams
Everytime You Go AwayPaul Young
Fell In Love With A BoyJoss Stone
Fire And RainJames Taylor
Forever YoungRod Stewart
Get This Party StartedPink
Get TogetherThe Youngbloods
Give Me One ReasonTracy Chapman
Glory DaysBruce Springsteen
Good FeelingFlo Rida
Good Lovin'The Young Rascals
Harvest MoonNeil Young
Heart Of Rock 'n RollHuey Lewis & The News
HeavenLos Lonely Boys
Hella GoodNo Doubt
Hey Baby (Drop It To The Floor)Pitbull (featuring T-Pain)
Higher GroundStevie Wonder
Higher LoveSteve Winwood
Hot In HerreNelly
I Could Not Ask For MoreEdwin McCain
I Don't Want To Wait In VainBob Marley
I Feel The Earth MoveCarole King
I Like It Like ThatBlackout Allstars
I Only Wanna Be With YouHootie & The Blowfish
I TryMacy Gray
If I Ain't Got YouAlicia Keys
I'm YoursJason Mraz
In The Living YearsMike & The Mechanics
In Your EyesPeter Gabriel
Into The MysticVan Morrison
Is This LoveBob Marley
Just The Way You AreBilly Joel
Kind And GenerousNatalie Merchant
Let Me Love YouNe-Yo
Let's Get It StartedBlack Eyed Peas
Let's Stay TogetherAl Green
Livin' On A PrayerBon Jovi
Love SongSara Barelies
Love Song For No OneJohn Mayer
Love Sneakin' Up On YouBonnie Raitt
LuckyJason Mraz ft. Colbie Cailat
Make You Feel My LoveAdele
Mony MonyTommy James & The Shondells
Moves Like JaggerMaroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera
My PerogativeBobby Brown
Never Too MuchLuther Vandross
No Woman No CryBob Marley
Old Time Rock 'n RollBob Seger
Pink CadillacNatalie Cole
Proud MaryCreedence Clearwater Revival
Pump It UpElvis Costello
Put Your Records OnCorinne Bailey Rae
Run AroundBlues Traveler
Sexy BackJustin Timberlake
Shower The PeopleJames Taylor
Simply IrresistableRobert Palmer
SmoothSantana ft. Rob Thomas
Someone Like YouVan Morrison
Something To Talk AboutBonnie Raitt
Song For YouDonny Hathaway
Start Me UpRolling Stones
Stayin' AliveBee Gees
Stitched UpJohn Mayer w/ Herbie Hancock
Sweet CarolineNeil Diamond
Sweet Home AlabamaLynyrd Skynyrd
Thank YouLed Zepelin
ThankU Falletinme BeMiceElf AginSly & The Family Stone
The LuckiestBen Folds
The Tide Is HighBlondie
Time After TimeCyndi Lauper
Turn The Heat UpShameika
VehicleBlood Sweat & Tears version
We Party HeartyLTD
We've Got The FunkGeorge Clinton & FunkadelicWhat Would You Say
Our influences are as wide and varied as the many styles of great music by countless artists in all genres spanning many generations.
Birthday Party (Adults) in Wolfeboro, NH on 07/14/2012
"The Jon Bates Band is over the top. I would rehire them in a heart beat. They knocked it out of the park. We are old people and they had all of us up dancing from the very first song. They were friendly but professional. Their talent with instruments is beyond compare. I highly recommend hiring all 7 members as their harmonies were mesmorizing. Loved the sax player? YUM! What more can I say except: Thank you Jon Bates! I sincerely hope to have you and the band back again in the near futue. If anyone is looking for a go to band that does it all do not hesitate! Grab The Jon Bates Band before someone else does. Taylor Sage 7/17/2012 "
- Taylor S.
Wedding Reception in Clifton, NJ on 07/30/2011
"Look no further, as the Jon Bates Band are the most talented, accommodating, and professional entertainers that you can find. But so much more than that, is the genuine warmth and great spirit that they share with each other and all your family/friends. They make the day all about you and doing everything possible to exceed even the highest of expectations. We can't wait for their next public venue so we can go and share another wonderful evening with them."
- Kat Z.
Wedding Reception in Cooperstown, NY on 06/04/2011
"The Jon Bates Band performed at my wedding and they are the best!! Giving them our "special dance" song selections was virtually the only direction I gave, and I let them do the rest. At the reception and days and weeks to follow, I had guests asking me "where did you find this/that band?!" Everyone exclaimed how great they were! I had no worries on my wedding day and it was an absolute hit!!"
- Katie P.
Wedding Reception in Lake Placid, NY on 09/11/2010
"Fantastic,terrific,exceptional,professional,wonderful- aren't enough adjectives to describe the Jon Bates Band! Easy to reach-easy to plan the special musical items for the wedding-their sound is fantastic- No one stopped dancing all night long! They have an extensive song list, and during the 2 short breaks,the taped music kept everyone on the dance floor so there were no lulls. They enhanced the wedding-weren't the show itself- I just can't recommend them highly enough! I know that we will go no where else for our next daughter's wedding music-and many guests asked for their name. They are the best ever-Anyone would be lucky to have the Jon Bates Band!"
- Shelby H.
Wedding Reception in Branford, CT on 09/10/2010
"This was the first time in my life that I had a need to hire a full, 10-piece band. I was nervous at first, but Jon and the rest of the band made the whole process so easy. To put it simply, they are AWESOME! They listened carefully to my requests and made the whole night amazing! They played song after song and each time I would say to myself, "I love this song!". They really did a fantastic job and had the whole crowd dancing. I would not only recommend them for any other couple thinking of having a band for their wedding, but am trying to come up with a good excuse myself to hire them again soon. :) Thank you!"
- Jane G.
Wedding Reception in Cortlandt Manor, NY on 07/10/2010
In addition to Katonah, The Jon Bates Band will also travel to Bedford Hills, Goldens Bridge, Amawalk, Cross River, Lincolndale, Mount Kisco, Purdys, Bedford, Granite Springs, Shenorock, Somers, Waccabuc, Baldwin Place, Croton Falls, Millwood, Yorktown Heights, Chappaqua, Jefferson Valley, North Salem, Pound Ridge
and many other locations in and around the Katonah area.
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