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If you are looking for a dance band that will partner with you to make sure the entertainment fits the event, that can play unforgettable music from every era, that has the experience of more than 2,500 outstanding events, or a group with a bandleader who will consult with you in advance, as many times as you require, then this is the band you want!
The Continental Dance Orchestra caters to events such as society galas, charity fundraisers, weddings, debutante balls, and corporate parties. With style and sophistication and over 300 songs in their repertoire, they can satisfy the variety of tastes in a large audience at a special occasion. Comprised of the South's most accomplished players, The Continental Dance Orchestra collectively has a breadth of musical experience unsurpassed by any other regional band. They move easily from jazz, swing and bebop to Top 40, classic rock and Motown. The band can adjust their clothing and song selection to enhance your event's theme.
The glamorous torch singer fronting the orchestra is Gwen Hughes. Called "an Atlanta institution" by the Georgia Heritage Music Hall, she has been a bandleader for more than 15 years. Her longstanding relationships with dozens of event planners across the United States and Europe attest to her careful attention to clients' needs. As the Inn at Biltmore Estates (Asheville, N.C.) said, "Gwen and her band were fantastic. Music was great, and more importantly, they are true professionals."
The basic 6-piece configuration includes: vocalists, both female + male, guitar, upright & electric bass, saxophone, piano, and drums. Add a string section for an elegant feel. Add brass for that bright "big band" sound. Up to 8 more musicians — in any combination of strings and horns — can fill out this dynamic group. Gwen consults with the client and tailors the music selection to achieve the desired atmosphere and level of audience engagement. The band will learn a song or two, if they aren't already part of our extensive song list of 300+ titles. The Continental Dance Orchestra provides a turnkey music presentation with professional sound system, lighting, and bandstands — at no additional cost. The typical performance is booked for 4 hours (four 45-minute sets), although contract times can be adjusted to accommodate the needs of an event.