Ladies and Gents

Bluegrass Band from Minneapolis, MN - Will travel up to 100 miles
2
6 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2017
  ACCEPTS ONLINE PAYMENTS
BOOKED {{daysSinceLastBookingText()}}

  BACKGROUND VERIFIED
$300 - $1200 per event
  ACCEPTS ONLINE PAYMENTS
Laurie Melting and Anthony Novak are the core members and founders of “Ladies and Gents”. They have been active in the Twin Cities music scene for a number of years, and combined their friendship and love for Bluegrass and Country music to form the band They are rooted in traditional Bluegrass and old-time Country music like Hank Williams and Johnny Cash, and also perform their folksy renditions of familiar covers like “Norwegian Wood” and “Margaritaville” as well as some gospel tunes. The trio format adds an upright bass, and the quartet also includes mandolin.

A performance by “Ladies and Gents” will include up-tempo, knee-slapping bluegrass tunes, as well as soulful ballads and beautiful melodies. Add to that Anthony's charisma, deep connection with others, as well as the group's passion and shared love of music… well, it makes for an enjoyable time for all!

Laurie earned her Bachelor degree in music from Northwestern University, and her Masters degree from DePaul University, studying classically at both schools with highly acclaimed teachers. Later, she approached the violin in a non-Classical way, branched out into other genres, and has played in several bands.

Anthony has been involved in music performance, composition and audio production for over 20 years. With an educational background in music and engineering, along with being involved in numerous projects taking him from New York to California, he brings a unique perspective to the band.

Both Laurie and Anthony are music educators, and are devoted to passing their love of music on to others through teaching and performing.

Song List:

Bad Moon Rising
Black Water
Blackbird
Blue Bayou
Can't Help Falling In Love With You
Come Together
Dream a Little Dream
Every Day
Folsom Prison Blues
Friends in Low Places
Gonna Roll Out the Red Carpet
Harvest Moon
Heart of Gold
Here Comes the Sun
Hotel California
How Sweet It Is
I Saw the Light
I'll Fly Away
Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Last Dance With Mary Jane
Learning To Fly
Margaritaville
My Girl
Norwegian Wood
People Get Ready
Pretty Woman
Proud Mary
Ring of Fire
Sea of Heartbreak
Sister Golden Hair Surprise
Something
Stay Forever
Sweet Caroline
Wagon Wheel
The Weight
Wild Horses
Yellow Submarine
You Lost That Lovin' Feeling

Instrumentals:

Amazing Grace
Angeline the Baker
Arkansas Traveler
Ash Grove
Ashokan Farewell
Bill Cheatum
Boil Them Cabbage Down
Crazy
Down By The Riverside
Forked Deer
Georgia On My Mind
Hey Good Lookin'
Honky Tonk Blues
Just a Closer Walk With Thee
Kentucky Waltz
Moondance
Orange Blossom Special
Return to Helsinki
Route 66
Simple Gifts
Tennessee Waltz
This Little Light Light of Mine
(The) Water is Wide
Wayfaring Stranger
Your Cheatin' Heart


(more)
Responds quickly to client requests

Wedding Reception

Overall
 
Professionalism
Accommodating
Overall Talent
Recommend

Ladies and Gents was such a perfect addition to our low-key backyard wedding reception!! From the get-go, Laurie was so friendly and quick to respond to any and all of my questions. We were given a set list of songs to choose from...but my (now) husband and I totally dropped the ball in following up with our selections. The group took it in stride and expertly tailored the music to the vibe of the venue and party! We received so many compliments throughout the night on our choice of band -- their bluegrass-y spin on well-known classics was approachable for all ages. Ladies and Gents has an amazing trifecta of talent, positivity and professionalism. Love them!

(more) Review by . from Minneapolis, MN on

Community Event

Overall
 
Professionalism
Accommodating
Overall Talent
Recommend

This group was fantastic!! I booked them for our large-scale community cookout, and they totally delivered. They played a great mix of bluegrass, hymns, old country, some 60s-70s pop, and even took requests, which I thought was pretty cool. In fact, I got a lot of great feedback about how they were able to appeal to every demographic slice by playing a diverse set of tunes. They started and ended on time, comported themselves with professionalism throughout the gig, and were very friendly. I wouldn't hesitate to book this group again!

(more) Review by . from Princeton, MN on
PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
No Future Events
2018
Oct
12
Private Party
Minneapolis, MN
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Sep
19
Corporate Function
Minneapolis, MN
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Sep
14
Celebration
Edina, MN
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2018
Aug
26
Community Event
Princeton, MN
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
Aug
25
Wedding Reception
Minneapolis, MN
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2018
Jun
28
Community Event
Belle Plaine, MN
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bluegrass Band
Country Band
Rockabilly Band
Americana Band
Acoustic Band
Folk Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fund Raisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Ladies and Gents will also travel to Saint Paul, Arden Hills, Hopkins, Mendota, Plymouth, Bloomington, Mendota Heights, Minnetonka, Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, Minnetonka Beach, Orono, Osseo, South Saint Paul, Wayzata, Circle Pines, Inver Grove Heights, Champlin, Burnsville, Chanhassen, Crystal Bay, Long Lake, Newport, Savage, Willernie, Excelsior, Hamel, Saint Paul Park, Dayton, Hugo.
7 Photos
0 Videos
5 Audio
YOUR EVERY EVENT MARKETPLACE
USER AGREEMENT
PRIVACY POLICY