The Jon Bates Band is a NY based destination wedding and event band featuring an amazing group of musicians who have been performing together for the last 25 years throughout the Northeast and across the globe. They have also been the featured entertainment on many Caribbean and Trans Atlantic cruise ship voyages, both as the main act and/or backing up such legendary artists as Bo Diddley, The Temptations, Gatemouth Brown, Richie Havens, Jeffery Osbourne, and others.
The Jon Bates Band provides an array of services to ensure every couple and their guests are entertained and leave with fond memories to cherish for many years to come. The band features phenomenal male and female frontline lead vocalists, guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, saxophone, lush vocal harmonies, and a full horn section when space and budget allow. They have an extensive and diverse repertoire that includes all popular styles and genres from rock, funk, classic and neo-soul, jazz, Top-40, Dance, R&B, swing, country, folk, ballads, love songs, and more. Always working closely with their clients, the band helps create a custom playlist for each individual event that includes most favorite songs special dance requests. The band's services include (but are not limited to):
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Lauren Fair · Married on 10/05/2019
We saw the Jon Bates Band perform at our friends' wedding in Vermont a number of years ago. My now-husband and I knew (before we were even engaged!) that we wanted these guys to play our wedding, should we get to that point together. Fortunately, they travel all over and were happy to come to Delaware for our 10/5/2019 wedding.
Communication was smooth throughout the entire process, and they were completely open to working with us on our song list and catering to what we really love most. Their rendition of our first dance song was spot-on to what we hoped it would be.
They played a consistently strong set all night and had everyone - and I mean everyone! - up and dancing. I can honestly say that it could not have gone better, nor could we have enjoyed it more.
I highly recommend this group of talented musicians.Sent on 11/13/2019
Marianna · Married on 05/04/2019
Incredible band, everyone loved them
Incredibly talented, wonderful band! Everyone agreed they were the best wedding band they'd ever seen. We only had 46 guests and they were fantastic, getting every single person dancing and singing along, sure they would be just as amazing with hundreds of guests - we felt so lucky to have them as a huge part of our big day. Also so lovely to work with, and played every one of our requests! Thank you!Sent on 05/10/2019
Emilia · Married on 12/15/2018
Better then I could have hoped for
Hiring the Jon Bates band was one of the best decisions I made for our wedding day. Jon and the rest of the band put SO much love and heart into each and every song. They kept our guests dancing all night long. Jon met with us before the big day to make sure that they would give us everything we wanted. They did that and More. We even asked for them to learn a few special songs and again. They were quick to make sure that they knew every song we wanted played. The best thing was that we asked Jon and the band to learn a special edited version of a song for my Father / Daughter dance. They did an INCREDIBLE job. The way they made the song their own made that moment even more special for us. If you are looking for a wedding band that will do more then just, Play the music. Then you have found them.Sent on 05/05/2019
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Jon Bates band always does a fantastic job - great music, fun times, total professionals! They know how to get the party started and keep it going!