JP and Friends

Cover Band from Boston, MA - Will travel up to 50 miles
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JP and Friends is an established eight-piece pro-level band covering rock, soul, blues, funk and pop. The line-up features three vocalists (excellent harmonies), guitar, keyboards, sax, percussion, bass and drums. The band is led by British guitarist Jeff Purchon who has played with some of music's greatest; Robert Palmer, Noel Redding (Jimi Hendrix), Ginger Baker, Vernon Reid, Buddy Miles to name but a few.

The aim of the band is to play great songs and get people up on their feet and have a great time. JP and Friends have a wide repertoire of songs that they deliver with superb vocals and top-level musicianship providing infectious grooves that will have the crowd dancing the night away and still want more.

The vocal team is led by the amazing Suzanne Buell, a former Stax recording artist and alumni of the Boston Conservatory. Suzanne is a life-long performer, early childhood music educator, and administrative director of the Threshold Singers of Indian Hill Music. Suzanne started her musical career in Memphis, TN and California. Her CD titled Tell the World was released in May 2001. She performed with her band at the Memphis Music Festival, and has performed both solo and ensemble with the Memphis Symphony Chorus, Cabrillo College Chorus, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Chorus, Harvard Pro Musica, Concord Women's Chorus, Boston Community Choir, NEC Millenium Choir, and the Boston Pops Gospel Choir.

Suzanne's female vocal partnership is provided by the vocal talents of the award-winning Vicki Zelski, who has sung in many genres from jazz to pop to gospel music. A Berklee College of Music graduate, Vicki has performed with the Boston Pops Gospel Choir, the Boston Community Choir, the Millennium choir, sung the National Anthem at Red Sox games and was a member of the contemporary a cappella group "all so jimmy" which won the Harmony Sweepstakes Regional Finals in New York City in 1986.

The main front man is Michael Payette, a star in his own right who has been compared to Michael McDonald and possesses a voice and range enabling him to cover Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and other top level artists.

The solid rhythm section is the best in the area. It features New York's Ron Pastore on bass, the amazing and versatile keyboard talents of Daniel Coutu (can cover classical / jazz solo quiet background music if needed), the renowned Berklee pro Phil Antionades on drums, Hal Denham on percussion and last but not least, David Sanborn's rival, Brad Kohl on Sax.

The band has played many prestigious gigs from Crossroads at Memphis to the Hatch Shell in Boston to The House of Blues and can be seen in occasional music venues and festivals around town as well as major corporate events, private parties and weddings.

The band will help your event come to life. They bring all the sound equipment and lights needed to put on a real show. They are seasoned professionals and take pride in being dynamic and totally in control of volume levels - as well as being able to rip it up when appropriate! With a repertoire of over 150 songs, there is something in there to please everybody.
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One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2017!

New Year's Eve Party

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JP and Friends was incredible! They accommodated our last minute request professionally and executed without flaw. We would highly recommend them! Thank you so much for a great New Year's Eve and we hope to have you all back soon.

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JP and Friends’s Response:

Thanks Holly - a great venue and fabulous views over Boston. For us a great upscale gig for New Years Eve and all the staff were so helpful and supportive. Thanks again!

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Private Party

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Great band and a bunch of great people. I would definitely recommend them!

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Corporate Function

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Great band for a corporate outing. We had around 200 people coming and going throughout the day and the band played a great mix that everyone enjoyed. Would recommend them for any sort of event.

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JP and Friends’s Response:

Thanks Michael, it was a pleasure playing for your companies. We wish you all the best in the future.

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2018
Jun
30
Anniversary Party
Burlington, MA
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2018
Jun
16
Wedding Reception
Montague, MA
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2017
Dec
31
New Year's Eve Party
Boston, MA
9:30 PM - 12:30 AM
2017
Sep
30
Private Party
Concord, MA
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2017
Sep
23
Corporate Function
Wilton, NH
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2017
Aug
26
Wedding Reception
Falmouth, MA
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
How long
Ace
Take me to the river
Al Green
Black Velvet
Alanna Myles
One way out
Allmans
Please call home
Allmans
Stormy Monday
Allmans
Chain of fools
Aretha Franklin
Do right woman
Aretha Franklin
Natural woman
Aretha Franklin
Rock Steady
Aretha Franklin
Cover Band
70s Band
Blues Band
Dance Band
Rock Band
Soul 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
Fundraisers
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 JP and Friends will also travel to Braintree, Cambridge, Newton, Readville, Brookline Village, Medford, Randolph, Milton, Quincy, Wallaston, Watertown, West Medford, Weymouth, Arlington Heights, Holbrook, Melrose, Nonantum, North Quincy, Waverley, Dorchester, East Weymouth, Hyde Park, Mattapan, North Weymouth, Oakdale, South Weymouth, Waltham, Babson Park, Avon, Canton.
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