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The Sound Effect

Cover Band from Sunnyvale, CA - Will travel up to 300 miles
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With over 150 gigs booked, including more than 70 weddings, and all with a perfect 5 Star overall rating, The Sound Effect's mix of rock, pop, motown, disco, soul, R&B, ballads and jazz standards is geared toward getting you and all of your guests out on the dance floor and keeping you dancing. Add energy, fun, sophistication and pizazz to your upcoming event through live music with The Sound Effect!

Our active library of music is filled with songs which people respond to on the dance floor. We constantly observe audience reaction to our music, and if it doesn't keep the crowd on the dance floor, we pull it from the book and replace it with another crowd pleaser.

Want a second opinion? Here's what some past clients have said. "All of our guests had a terrific time on the dance floor. Even the people who usually do not dance or are shy about it got up to dance because of the music! Needless to say the song choices were right on target, the sound of the band was energizing, and the whole evening and event was memorable in part to the music!" And, "... the music was just wonderful! Had everyone up dancing, just as promised! We had so many compliments on your talents!" Also, "The band stayed energetic all night and got everyone on the dance floor. I had several guests (many of whom are music connoisseurs) comment on the high quality of the musicians and vocalists."

We're a 7-piece group, with male and female vocalists, a saxophonist, and a "locked-in" rhythm section consisting of a guitarist, keyboardist, bassist and drummer. Our mix of jazz and rock musicians gives us unparalleled flexibility and a rich collective music background.

To add a level of sophisticated ambience, The Sound Effect Jazz Quartet is frequently utilized during cocktails and dinner. Between the Jazz Quartet, the Sound Effect Band, and their provision of recorded music during intermissions, The Sound Effect provides a comprehensive solution to the musical needs of your event from beginning to end.

Whether you select items from our "Ala Carte" menu or go for an additional discount with a "Combination Platter", our goal is to provide you and your guests with a day of fond memories that will last a lifetime. We fully understand the stress that is encountered when undertaking a major event and want to work with you as much as possible ahead of time to ensure that the last thing you'll need to worry about during the event is the band. For events more than 50 miles from San Jose, a travel fee applies. Take a look at the "Quick Quotes" and you'll see that we have the most competitive pricing of any of the 5-star bands in the Bay Area.

THE SOUND EFFECT BAND (Ala Carte)

A 7-piece band (male and female vocalists, sax, guitar, bass, keyboard, drums) featuring a mix of rock, pop, R&B, soul, funk, motown, jazz and ballads. We focus on songs which are dancing favorites to keep the dance floor full throughout your event.

THE SOUND EFFECT JAZZ TRIO/QUARTET(Ala Carte)

For more subtle background music featuring jazz standards, The Sound Effect Trio or Quartet can provide your event with music during the cocktail hour and dinner, or when music is not the feature of your event. The trio consists of keyboard, bass and drums. The quartet adds a saxophone to the instrumentation.

COMBINATION PLATTERS

Platinum - 1 1/2 hours of jazz quartet and/or acoustic guitar duet for cocktails and/or dinner, followed by 4 hours of The Sound Effect Band. Includes 2 Special Request Songs.

Gold *** OUR MOST POPULAR EVENT PACKAGE *** - 1 1/2 hours of jazz quartet and/or acoustic guitar duet for cocktails and/or dinner, followed by 3 hours of The Sound Effect Band. Includes 1 Special Request Song.

Silver - 1 hour of jazz quartet and/or acoustic guitar duet for cocktails and/or dinner, followed by 2 hours of The Sound Effect Band.

We can add our keyboardist or acoustic guitar for your wedding reception at a discount rate when booked with one of the packages above.

SPECIAL SONG REQUESTS

When booking The Sound Effect Band, we are happy to work up arrangements of special songs you'd like to request, given that we have sufficient advance time to create the arrangements and rehearse them. We are happy to work up one special request for the Gold Package, or two special requests for the Platinum Package.
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The Sound Effect was a huge hit at our wedding. Each member of the band did a stellar job and the lead singers were spectacular. We really enjoyed having a lead male and female vocalist. They interacted well with each other. The band was able to read the crowd and play the right songs at the right time. Our dance floor was jam-packed all night long and our guests continue to tell us how great the band was! The Jazz Quartet was perfect for our cocktail hour and the pianist played wonderfully during our ceremony. We ordered the Platinum Package and had the band learn two special request songs for us. They had our guests on their feet to dance the night away!

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The Sound Effect made entertainment for our wedding reception seamless and stress free. They were: PROFESSIONAL. On point and very responsive with communication throughout. Were set up and ready to rock when the guests arrived. FLEXIBLE. Allowed us at the last minute to play music from our iPod during breaks. Provided light show for nominal charge since venue didn’t have their own. Overall very accommodating. Most of all, ENTERTAINING. Everyone had a great time! Great background jazz music during dinner, then they turned on the fun and energy for everyone to dance the night away.

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I just wanted to let you know that everyone was completely blown away by how great you guys were! Everyone loved the variety of music and how engaged the whole band was with the guests. I loved how you let Anthony (my little nephew) come up and play the drums. Again it is just a true testament to how friendly and great your band is. I loved how all of our guests were out on the dance floor until the last dance and I really appreciate you playing the songs we had requested. I can not emphasize how much people loved "Oh What a Night" and how many compliments we have received about you all. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart!

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Please note The Sound Effect will also travel to Los Altos, Mountain View, Cupertino, Santa Clara, Moffett Field, San Jose, Campbell, Alviso, Palo Alto, Saratoga, Stanford, Milpitas, Los Gatos, Portola Valley, Menlo Park, Atherton, Fremont, Newark, Redwood City, La Honda, Holy City, Redwood Estates, Boulder Creek, Loma Mar, San Carlos, Union City, Belmont, Sunol, Brookdale, Hayward.
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