World Class are the best words to describe this band. We believe that music from all over the globe gives a basic American repertoire that something special. If you want the mood of your event to make you look worldly, classy and unique, we can deliver that. Bridging cultural gaps to create fun, or just introducing people to something interesting and different is always a recipe for success.
If you are not sure what you will get with OrKestra International, picture this? Your guests walk into your event and hear memorable songs in English, Spanish, French and/or Portuguese. Then we build the crowd into a dancing party with American Oldies and Current Dance Hits. Do you want mostly Latin music? No problem. Family in from overseas? We will do our best to make sure they have fun with familiar songs they can relate to as well. The object of this group's game is for your party to be such a blast that everyone talks about it as the best time ever.
A Message from Band Leader Barbara; "When I lived in Chicago, I lead my wedding band into being the top group in the city. When I lived in Los Angeles, I again helped build one of the city's top party bands as well as working as the "most requested" live International singer in Southern California. Now living San Francisco, I still work as a musician for hire with the top agencies, but in 2015 I decided to strike out and start my own band doing the music I have a passion for, American as well as World Music. I also realized that after doing countless events with tracks and musicians, that it is now socially acceptable to have this type of lineup at private events.
WE CUSTOMIZE OUR GROUP TO FIT YOUR NEEDS and BUDGET. (All bids are negotiable.)
Option 1: A live group from a duo (singer and piano) to a full 10 piece band with horns, featuring the Bay Area's best musicians.
Option 2: Basically, if you want a big band sound and don't have a big band budget, we have mastered how to incorporate a DJ right into our group. With this combination you get the prestige and sophistication of live musicians with the original recording sounds and energy of a DJ. If the song calls for only live musicians, we play it live. If the song "has to" sound like the recording, we can deliver that too with high quality recorded tracks supporting our live musicians. From experience, we know we can bring any dance floor to its optimum energy level regardless of how many musicians you want. Tracks also give this group a musical versatility and diversity that World Music often requires.
Past Clients and Guests: Disney, McDonald's, Kaiser Permanente, Beverly Hills Fireman's Ball, Nancy Cartwright (Bart Simpson), Pat Benatar, David Carradine, Rick Springfield and many more.
Past Venues: SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA: Great American Music Hall, Fort Mason, Fairmont Hotel, Zingari's, Cow Palace; L.A. AREA: Beverly Hills Hotel, Bel Air Hotel, Sinai Temple, Four Seasons; LAS VEGAS: Caesar's Palace; NEW YORK AREA: Hyatt Regency Long Island, Knickerbocker, Ritz Carlton, Standard Club; CHICAGO: Harold Washington Library; PUERTO RICO: El Conquistador Resort San Juan; MEXICO CITY: Salon Mayita….and many more.