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Motor City Beat

Cover Band from Detroit, MI - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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$500 - $5000 per event
Motor City Beat is a dynamic and versatile, rhythm & blues and Motown band featuring from four to ten musicians, depending on the event and customer requirements. The core group features, keyboard, guitar, bass and drums, with the keyboard player and guitarist, singing and doubling on sax and trumpet respectively. Our most common configuration features one lead vocalist, male or female, but we often perform with both male and female vocalists, as well as a one to three piece horn section.

Enhance any ambience with Louis Johnson Jazz. LJJ features pianist Louis Johnson, acclaimed bassist Don Mayberry and renowned drummer Jimmy Ryan, playing swinging standards, ballads, bossa nova, as well as our own jazz versions of R & B, pop and rock tunes, from the Beatles to Earth, Wind & Fire. Ideal for cocktails and dinner, we offer some vocals are also comfortable playing dance music. We are often joined by female vocalist and/or one or more horn players, as customers require.

Our fees range from $300 to $5,000, depending on personnel, hours, and equipment required for the event (we charge a modest premium for early set up and for travel of more than 100 miles from Detroit).
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Christmas Party

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This was the best live band experience we have ever had. Louis Johnson and company did an outstanding job with the entire event. I have recieved fantastic response from my 90 guests. The level of jazz and blues mix throughout the night was perfect for our holiday party. We feel lucky even having them in our home. You cannot get better live talent than this for your event. - Ben Roush

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Corporate Function

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the band was perfect for our event. we received nothing but excellent comments about thier performance! Thanks again!

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Wedding

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I booked Motor City Beat to play my wedding reception they were outstanding. They're professional, punctual, talented, and versatile. As a musician myself, I was a very demanding client, and the band met my expectations on all levels. They allowed me to hand pick the set list, and they even let my old band and I get up and play a couple of songs with them! Everyone at the wedding had great things to say. They were able to please guests of all ages with their diverse song choices (ages ranges from 20 to 60). And their versatility was essential, as they were able to play a cocktail jazz set during dinner and an upbeat dance set afterwards. Book them now!

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2014
Aug
23
Wedding Reception
Detroit, MI
7:00 PM - 12:30 AM
2014
Jun
14
Festival
Defiance, OH
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2014
Apr
11
Fundraiser
Jackson, MI
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2013
Aug
10
Wedding
Cleveland, OH
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2012
Sep
19
Concert
Pleasant Ridge, MI
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2012
Sep
6
Convention
Detroit, MI
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
I'll Be Around
The Spinners
And I Love Her
The Beatles
Everybody Everybody
Black Box featuring Martha Wash
Just My Imagination
Temptations
Just The Two Of Us
Grover Washington Jr with Bill Withers
Chain Of Fools
Aretha Franklin
Misty
Sarah Vaughan
Who Can I Turn To
Temptations
Moondance
Van Morrison
Lady Marmalade
LaBelle
Cover Band
60s Band
70s Band
Blues Band
Dance Band
Funk Band
Jazz Band
Motown Band
Variety Band
R&B Band
Soul Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
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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
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Quinceañeras
Please note Motor City Beat will also travel to Hamtramck, Dearborn, WINDSOR, Hazel Park, Warren, Ferndale, Grosse Pointe Park, Melvindale, Pleasant Ridge, River Rouge, Center Line, Drayton Plains, Harper Woods, Oak Park, Royal Oak, Eastpointe, Ecorse, Grosse Pointe Woods, Huntington Woods, Madison Heights, Allen Park, Berkley, Dearborn Heights, Lincoln Park, Southfield, OLDCASTLE, Redford, Roseville, Saint Clair Shores, Walled Lake.
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