UpFront Band

PO Box 564, Ridgefield, WA 98642 Map · Phone number
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About UpFront Band

UpFront Band is a versatile musical group and soloists that has provided live music for many special events throughout Oregon and Washington. They were featured on the KINK.FM local music spotlight radio show. Their musical focus is on Jazz (smooth, standards, swing), Latin, and their own twist on classic rock-n-roll, oldies, pop songs and will tailor a performance to your needs at reasonable rates.
Chris Bidleman (piano) and Steve Burpee (sax) the founders of The UpFront have been playing music together since Jr High. In 2002 they formed the Vancouver, WA based band "UpFront". They are joined by Robert Schultz on drums and Ed Couture on bass plus additional musicians and singers as needed to make you wedding day even more special. We can provide music for the ceremony (solo or duo), cocktail hour (duo or trio) and reception (3 - 5 piece band). We also have arrangements with DJ's to offer a package deal if you want DJ music when the band takes breaks.

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Steve Burpee (sax) and Chris Bidleman (piano) provides a wide range of music styles and can perform...
Steve Burpee (sax) and Chris Bidleman (piano) provides a wide range of music styles and can perform...
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UpFront Band
Photo of the UpFront quartet that features Steve on Sax, Chris on Keyboards and vocals, Robert on...
Photo of the UpFront quartet that features Steve on Sax, Chris on Keyboards and vocals, Robert on...
Photo of the UpFront quartet that features Steve on Sax, Chris on Keyboards and vocals, Robert on...
Photo of the UpFront quartet that features Steve on Sax, Chris on Keyboards and vocals, Robert on...
Steve Burpee (sax) and Chris Bidleman (piano) provides a wide range of music styles and can perform...
Steve Burpee (sax) and Chris Bidleman (piano) provides a wide range of music styles and can perform...
Steve Burpee (sax) and Chris Bidleman (piano) provides a wide range of music styles and can perform...
Steve Burpee (sax) and Chris Bidleman (piano) provides a wide range of music styles and can perform...
Steve Burpee (sax) and Chris Bidleman (piano) provides a wide range of music styles and can perform...
Steve Burpee (sax) and Chris Bidleman (piano) provides a wide range of music styles and can perform...
Steve Burpee (sax) and Chris Bidleman (piano) provides a wide range of music styles and can perform...
Steve Burpee (sax) and Chris Bidleman (piano) provides a wide range of music styles and can perform...
Our 4-piece band setup for a reception in a downtown Portland art gallery.  What a great location....
Our 4-piece band setup for a reception in a downtown Portland art gallery. What a great location....
UpFront quintet performing at company Christmas party in the Portland City Grill in downtown...
UpFront quintet performing at company Christmas party in the Portland City Grill in downtown...
UpFront quintet performing at company Christmas party in the Portland City Grill in downtown...
UpFront quintet performing at company Christmas party in the Portland City Grill in downtown...
Happy wedding couple doing their first dance during their reception our band performed at.
Happy wedding couple doing their first dance during their reception our band performed at.
Steve Burpee (sax) and Chris Bidleman (piano) provides a wide range of music styles and can perform...
Steve Burpee (sax) and Chris Bidleman (piano) provides a wide range of music styles and can perform...
Steve Burpee (sax) and Chris Bidleman (piano) provides a wide range of music styles and can perform...
Steve Burpee (sax) and Chris Bidleman (piano) provides a wide range of music styles and can perform...
361a801325db17ba 1423638413666 silcox hut wedding 03
UpFront Band
Photo of the UpFront quartet that features Steve on Sax, Chris on Keyboards and vocals, Robert on...
Photo of the UpFront quartet that features Steve on Sax, Chris on Keyboards and vocals, Robert on...

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5 Reviews for UpFront Band

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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.9
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    John-Mark · Married on 04/16/2016

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    UpFront Band is the consummate wedding band. Specializing in jazz, their playlist is varied, including swing, old time rock 'n roll, pop, and even country. They follow the response of the crowd, and take requests. The guests have raved about their music, and the band was a major factor in our reception dinner and dance being a real party. They corresponded with us by email to get a sense of what we wanted, and accommodated our special requests... and were patient with some indecisiveness and changes of mind on our part. They provided a specific quote, and stuck to it, and were willing to stay for extra sets if the party went overtime, for an hourly rate. Not only that, these were just nice guys, who wanted to make sure everyone at our party had fun.

    Sent on 05/08/2016
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    Oriana · Married on 09/03/2015

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    We hired UpFront for our small wedding in Corvallis, OR. They were everything we expected. Very professional and very friendly. Excellent musicianship. They played light jazz, Steely Dan, Latin, swing, and my personal favorite was their rendition of the Circle of Life from the Lion King. Very competitive pricing. I would hire them again in a heartbeat.

    Sent on 09/07/2015
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    Lori · event on: 02/13/2015

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    Upfront band was very accommodating, easy to communicate with, and went the extra mile to make our Valentine's Party a success. They went out of their way to take special requests from our residents. Many residents at our retirement community speak highly of the band and cannot wait to have them come back for our next event. I highly recommend them and look forward to having them back for our next holiday party.

    Sent on 04/20/2015

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UpFront Band FAQ

  • What is the average price for a wedding reception during peak season?
  • What is the average price for a wedding reception during off-peak season?
  • Which of the following are included in the price?
    Ceremony Music
    Learning New Songs
    Lighting
    MC
    Music During Breaks
    Reception Music
    Sound/PA System
    Travel Expenses
  • Are you an agency or a band?
    Band
  • How many musicians are in your band(s)?
    1 - 3
    4 - 6
  • What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?
    Big Band
    Classic Rock
    Classical
    Dance
    Jazz
    Latin
    Motown
    Oldies
    Pop
    R&B / Soul
    Swing
  • What music services do you provide?
    Instrumentals
    Ceremony Music
    Cocktail Hour Music
    Learning New Songs
    MC
    Reception Music
    Music During Breaks
    Rehearsal Dinner Music
    Vocals
    Liability Insurance
    Willing to Travel
  • What items are available?
    Lighting
    Microphones
    Sound/PA System

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    3605461564 (Phone number)

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