Bands & Ensembles in Napa, California
Wanna hire a rockstar? Yea you do... or maybe you don’t and are just looking for a Jazz singer (BTW, we think Jazz soloists are total rockstars). No matter the genre or style, the Special Guest band category will not disappoint. Scroll through our talent to book the perfect entertainment for your next big bash (or intimate cocktail party).
The Purple Ones - Insatiable Tribute to PrinceCalifornia's Premier Prince Tribute Band!
San Francisco, CA
Formed in 2012, The Purple Ones is California's premier Prince tribute. Based in Oakland CA, TPO treat the music and patented vibe of Prince with the utmost respect, capturing the essence of what it was like to see Prince live. The musical dexterity of The Purple Ones – with 12-13 pieces on stage including a full horn section – completely turns the concept of a Prince tribute band on its head, delivering Prince’s material live onstage in a way that has to be experienced to be believed.
Jack MosbacherSan Francisco Retro-Pop
Los Angeles, CA
Jack Mosbacher is a San Francisco-based singer-songwriter known for his spirited style of retro-pop and exuberant, silvery sound. His timeless warmth, carefully crafted hooks, and modern charisma have drawn comparisons to masters of a bygone era: The Temptations, Hall and Oates, Otis Redding, and Smokey Robinson. Mosbacher’s voice revives the best of the past with timeless warmth, contemporary sensibility, and authentic joy. His background is as varied as his influences. Prior to his rise in music, Mosbacher played baseball at Stanford University, performed with San Francisco’s Opera and Symphony, traveled to 13 African countries as a human rights activist, and wrote articles for some of the world’s premier foreign policy publications. But Jack’s calling for music led him down what now seems like an unavoidable path: performing his own unique brand of soul-pop for anyone who will listen. And with a slew of original singles awaiting release and an exclusive new project honoring David Ruffin, he has quickly become an unstoppable positive force. His radiant voice has evolved to exude the old school power of Alabama Shakes and Leon Bridges, with the pop sensibility of Andy Grammer and Ed Sheeran. Lauded by the San Francisco Chronicle as a “star on the rise,” Jack Mosbacher is a timeless, melodic delight for old souls of all ages.
Texassippi Soul Man' Danny Brooks & Lil Miss DebiBlues and Gospel
Los Angeles, CA
Raised in a strict Pentecostal home, Brooks went off the rails at a young age becoming a drug addict/dealer and winding up in the reformatory. Music gave him hope and something to hold and the reason he is alive and clean today. With 11 records he has had the honor/privilege to work with Jim Dickinson/legendary Memphis producer, Richard Bell/Janice Joplin/The Band, Johnny Sandlin/Capricorn Records producer and Louis X Erlanger/Mink DeVille/R.L. Burnside. Brooks has multiple Juno, Maple Blues Award nominations for best singer, writer, best album and has won Real Blues Awards & Chai Awards for best blues and gospel. Brownie McGhee once told him after singing with him at London Ontario's famed Fire Hall years ago: 'son of a white boy, you sho nuff got a suntan on the inside. Brooks, last two CD's recorded in Texas with wife Debi, one with a full band and the latest stripped down as the duo he and Debi travel all over North America performing as Texassippi Soul Man' Danny Brooks & Lil Miss Debi. They make a good ruckus for two and often are hired at venues that normally do not hire duos. Danny plays assorted guitars/slide/cigar-box/harp-rack and a home made bass-stomp-tambo board and Lil Miss Debi sings with him playing Cajon, Spokane suitcase snare that she designed calling it a Debbone. They play Southern Soul/Blues/Americana/Gospel and while original they have elements of Allman Bros., Solomon Burke, John Lee Hooker, 5 Blind Boys of Alabama, Taj Mahal and Black Keys. They are currently recording a new CD Where Will You Stand and title track the CD's namesake was called an earthy Americana anthem by NPR's Tiny Desk Contest. They have just published Miracles For Breakfast: The Journey Continues, an inspirational/motivational book that deals with overcoming addictions/failures. it received a glowing endorsement by a renowned motivational speaker/author Denis Waitley whose books helped Brooks immensely after getting out of drug rehab. Texassippi Soul Man' Danny Brooks & Lil Miss Debi's live show will lift your spirits and they show up to sing on every gig regaling their audience with the stories behind the songs and leaving it all out on the stage every gig! They love their audience as much as they love to play!