The Best Band for your event is right here and we play the best variety of music anywhere with great singers, all live horns and the best drummer you will ever see. The Best Big Band is the Andrew Thielen Big Band and they have been playing concerts, weddings, galas, fund-raisers and more for 16 years. Ask any booking agent from New York City to Florida what band can swing like Sinatra for the first hour and rock like Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner or KC and the Sunshine Band later and the Best Big Band...the Andrew Thielen Big Band gets the call.
Wedding Receptions are our specialty. A great wedding reception band brings everyone together on the dance floor. Every guest both young and old should be able to mark this grand occasion as they dance to their favorite type song. The music should be lively, romantic, energetic, fun, sentimental and exciting. And the add even more fun the band needs to get the audience involved. The Andrew Thielen Big band does it all.
The classy look of the big band you want is right here. We set a gorgeous stage with our lighted fronts, tiered risers, tuxedo vests and impressive light and sound system.
The music can't be beat. Of course you will hear and dance to great music from the Big Band era, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Bobby Darrin, Ella Fitzgerald, Michael Buble, Glenn Miller & Harry Connick Jr.. Then get ready to turn it up with specially written arrangements for us of classic songs by Van Morrison, Bob Seger, Norah Jones, Sam Cooke, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, Pink, Donna Summer, Motown the Beatles and everyone else that has had a great hit song to dance to in the 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and beyond.
Interested in Concerts or Shows instead? We enjoy creating music to honor many types of holidays and especially love performing concerts. Many towns and parks departments request us to play concerts around the 4th of July or Veterans Day because our musical library is filled with popular melodies to stir the patriotic soul.
Sure we have the Star Spangled Banner, America The Beautiful, and My Country tis of thee, but the band really gets the audience involved when we play our “Military Tribute” featuring the musical anthems of the Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Air Force & Navy. We get the kids up on stage with “R.O.C.K. In the USA and we get everyone dancing with our twist contests and music trivia prizes.
For the finale of our Tribute to America or Veterans Appreciation Concerts our singers perform "God Bless America" ala Ray Charles or “God Bless The USA" ala Lee Greenwood to leave everyone standing, singing, cheering and asking for more. Our concerts have played to as few as fifty people to as many as 15,000. But it does not matter the size of the crowd nor the ages involved. The Andrew Thielen Big Band always delivers the same great show.
The band has been in existence since 1993 and has done shows for the House of Blues, Planet Hollywood, PBS, the Greenbrier, Gucci and more. Andrew Thielen is one of todays best big band drummers, a former Marine officer and a band leader who knows how to wow a crowd with music everyone knows, loves and can dance to. Call us today for more details about this exciting band. the Best BIg Band in the USA!