The Pepper Shakers are the Toronto Party Dance Band for Hire. When you need to hire a party band in Toronto and the surrounding area: you've found it.
Corporate function, wedding, birthday, anniversary, outdoor event, retirement, and any other event requiring lively, live music, no matter what size, the Pepper Shakers can and have handled them all, from less than 20 guests to over 1,000. Volume? Any volume!
We are the premier three-piece party band in the Greater Toronto Area. Versatility, variety, high energy danceable music, many genres and styles, with all the party classics people know and love. Oldies / Variety / Party / Dance Band the Pepper Shakers, Toronto, Ontario.
One of the busiest bands in Ontario - well over 300 appearances since 2013 tell the story - see our website for our testimonials and fan comments.
High energy variety rock and roll, with a huge variety including all the classic rock party favorites, from
Mustang Sally to
Twist and Shout - to
Brown Eyed Girl - to
I Gotta Feeling - to
Mambo #5 - to
Satisfaction - to
All Summer Long - to
Hot Hot Hot - to
The Tide Is High - to
The Wanderer - to
Don't Be Cruel - to
Let's Twist Again - to
Get the Party Started - to
Dancing With Myself - to...
...well you get the idea: classic party rock, 50s-60s, country rock, rockabilly, classic country honkytonk, blues, jump, swing, reggae grooves, slow dance favourites, instrumentals, soft background music, etc. etc. Boasting a song list of well over 500 tunes, you can create your own custom programme to make your event truly special. The Pepper Shakers can also play themed events, whole programmes of one type of music to fit your event's theme.
No other band in the Greater Toronto Area can shift gears and styles like the Pepper Shakers. NO, WE DON'T DO Top 40, or hip-hop, or house, or alternative, or metal... we play the hits people know and love. The most versatile party band in town, music for all ages, functions of all sizes, at any volume level required, from whisper soft to full-blown dance floor party loud.
We also supply recorded music for breaks - custom recorded sets are available at additional cost.
We are especially proud of our ability to perform at any volume, in any size room, be it your backyard, banquet hall or auditorium.
The Pepper Shakers are known as the little (3-piece) band with the big sound. We can (and have) played any size venue, from your basement rec room to the largest banquet hall or outdoor stage in town.
The Pepper Shakers full sound features guitar, bass, drums and vocals, with harmonies, in a tight stage set-up suitable for the smallest intimate room or the largest ballroom. Our songlist is huge drawing on all the influences of the classic rock and roll song book - 50s rock'n'roll (Elvis, Roy Orbison, Dion, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, the Everly Brothers etc. etc.), blues (Chicago, swing, jump, etc.), classic country (Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, Dwight Yoakam, Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, Patsy Cline etc.), Rhythm and Blues (Sam Cooke, Motown etc.), 60s and 70s rock (Beatles, Rolling Stones, etc), with a generous sampling of 80s, 90s, 00s, and 10s. All the party favourites plus-plus-plus, even a touching on surf instrumentals, and Reggae, and punk influences, not to mention a generous selection of ballads and slow-dance music, from Eagles, to Patsy Cline and many more. Our music is designed to get your guests on the dance floor, with musical variety.
The members of the Pepper Shakers are all seasoned professionals. Our songlist features well over 500 time tested classics. Happy to learn your special song to if at all possible
We are very proud of the fact that while we can rock out with abandon, we can easily satisfy the quietest volume requirements while still delivering the full band experience.
Considering a theme for your event? ...because the Pepper Shakers can deliver a whole evening of any of the following:
50s rock n roll - Greaser Dance/Sock Hop - oldies night!
rockabilly - an all Elvis night plus all the other rockabilly greats!
blues (swing and jump, slide guitar)
classic country - Hoedown, Country Dance!
classic rock - 60's-70s-80s and more
surf/instrumental - Beach Party!
middle-of-the-road and ballads
50s-60s greaser sockhop
Rolling Stones/Beatles - British Invasion and all the usual party favourites!
Or, just a great mix of favourites that only a variety band like the Pepper Shakers can deliver.
It's important to know that the Pepper Shakers are not some collective of rotating musicians, of varying quality and dependability. When you hire the Pepper Shakers, you always get the Pepper Shakers - Hank, Wayne and Steve.
When you need to hire a band in Toronto and surrounding - call the Pepper Shakers. Lively, live music for all occasions.