Bands & Ensembles in Louisiana
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).
Casey CourvilleAcoustic Singer-Songwriter
Casey Courville hails from Lafayette, LA, and has been playing music for close to a decade. He boasts quite the eclectic set list crossing all genres of popular music. His unique spin on well-known songs makes you feel like you're hearing them for the first time.
Alyse YoungAcoustic Singer-Songwriter
Alyse was a semi-finalist in the 2015 International Songwriting Competition for her song "As a Friend" and she was honored to be selected to perform at the 2016 30A Songwriters Festival in South Walton FL. In addition, she was one of ten artists chosen for the Emerging Talent Showcase at the 2016 Blast on the Bay Songwriters Festival in Port St Joe FL. Alyse loves to write songs and perform at restaurants, festivals, and private events. Her original music is being played on local radio.
Daybreak DuoFolk Acoustic Duo from Lafayette
Daybreak Duo was founded by Mia Montero and Josh DeLacerda. They are natives of Lafayette, Louisiana, and have been inspired by music as a means to express themselves, explore their talents, and grow in a relationship together. Their music style is folk, pop, rock, and whatever else comes to mind.
Claude Verdin~ Bringmorecash - Katagory Fyve FamPresident of Katagory Fyve Family LLc
New Orleans, LA
i am BringMoreCash President of Katagory Fyve Fam LLc @katagoryfyve. Most definitely in the near future we should link up talk business other than music peep me and my fam on iTunes spotify youtube googleplay tidal. We mix, master, produce, videos and organize events . Im a international Distribution company based out of Houma Louisiana as well as a marketing and media consultant for advertising web design and public relations message me back
Shamika Chantaésinger 🎙 model 👠 hairstylist 💇🏾♀️
New Orleans, LA
My name is Shamika Price known to most as Shamika Chantaé. I am a 25 yr old aspiring artist from Durham, NC. Currently living in Brooklyn, NY. I grew up in the church some music is something that has always been around. I’ve been singing every since I could remember, my mom says I came out the womb singing. I am very down to earth, I love people, I love music and I just like to have fun and see people happy.
Bobby J & Stuff Like That BandDiverse, Dynamic, and Elite Live Entertainment
New Orleans, LA
Bobby J is a one-man show with a talented group of players and singers —called Stuff Like That— to play up his talents, creating memorable entertainment experiences. Established in New Orleans, 1990, the spirited and high-energy ensemble hosts entertainment for major concerts, and for family, social and corporate events across America. BJSLT appeared at the 2005 New Orleans Jazz Fest and in the 2014 National Small Business Revolution.
Dave Jordan MusicSwampy, Roots-Rock, New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Dave Jordan is an award-winning, critically acclaimed, roots rocker from New Orleans. For over 20 years he has been a staple of the New Orleans music scene, and his work has been described as "the personification of the New Orleans ethos." Before becoming a “solo” artist, he was the bass player/lead singer/founder of the funk band Juice. From the mid/late ’90s til the late ’00s, Juice released 3 albums and were contemporaries Galactic, Iris May Tango and All That, part of the resurgence of New Orleans funk music. From 1999-2003, they toured relentlessly, averaging over 180 dates annually. They were recipients of 2000’s Best of the Beat Awards for Best Emerging Funk/Soul/R&B Band and later nominated for Best Roots Rock Band and Album. He has recorded or performed with a host of New Orleans luminaries, including Art and Cyril Neville, Anders Osborne, George Porter, Joe Krown, Johnny Vidacovich and countless more. His 2010 solo debut release, These Old Boots, co-produced by Grammy-winning songwriter/producer Anders Osborne, was named a Top 10 record of the year by the Times-Picayune. "...like a rustic, Cajun Paul Westerberg, mixed with a Springsteenian sense of wordplay." - OffBeat Magazine “...sublime.” - Keith Spera Nola.com His 2013 follow up, Bring Back Red Raspberry was compared to everything from the Rolling Stones' Exile On Main Street to Tom Petty to John Prine. Hittin' The Note magazine called it "a polished, hook-heavy gem." "..runs the gamut of southern roots sounds, most played with rock's edge and a luxurious lack of urgency." - My Spilt Milk "...stripped-down roots rock, as comfortable in the corners of rowdy pubs or smoky blues holes." - Gambit Weekly After the release of BBRR, Jordan returned to nationwide touring, focusing mostly on the Gulf Coast down to Key West and extended tours in Colorado. Described as "Southern roots rock with a Louisiana soul," his band, dubbed the Neighborhood Improvement Association, is a rotating cast of some of the finest, most in-demand roots rock, funk and blues musicians in New Orleans. In 2017 the band was nominated in OffBeat Magazine’s Best of the Beat Awards for Best Roots Rock Band and Album, for their 2016 release, No Losers Tonight. Produced by Jeff Watkins (James Brown, Joss Stone, New Orleans Suspects), it features 10 originals, honed and crafted from the band’s 4 years of touring. “Jordan is a dynamic songwriter, crafting tunes that run the gamut from uptempo rave rockers to mid-tempo soul groovers and wistful ballads." - The Vinyl District "unshakable confidence that is musically refreshing." - Live For Live Music He has been featured in numerous local, regional and national publications including offBeat, Times-Picayune, Gambit, Hittin' The Note, An Honest Tune; as well as NPR, Raw Travel and every local television station. He is also featured- along with Tab Benoit, Dr. John, Aaron Neville and more- in the Voice of the Wetlands television commercial, promoting the awareness and education of rebuilding the LA Gulf coast. 2018 also marks his 10th consecutive appearance at the Voice of the Wetlands Festival. Along with his involvement with VOW, Dave is active in various organizations in the New Orleans community, including multiple events with the Team Gleason Foundation and 4 years as a featured guest teacher with Upturn Arts summer art program. Most notably though, is his work with the New Orleans Musicians Clinic. Besides being featured in their print ad campaign, Dave is the producer of Jamie’s BigAss Party, an annual event honoring the legacy and memory of his former bandmate and friend, Jamie Galloway. Now in its 7th year, the block party/crawfish boil, held at the Maple Leaf, has raised over $100,000 for mental health services provided by NOMC.
The Groove BandThe Groove Band
New Orleans, LA
The Groove Band is a 6 piece party band located in South Louisiana. We specialize in weddings, festivals, and Mardi Gras balls. We play an extensive list of music genres and are interactive with guests and crowds. Let the good times roll!
Billie Davies Trio (davies, Oberla, Watkinson)Billie Davies Trio music is its own original beast
New Orleans, LA
The music of Billie Davies Trio and her other line-ups, moves on from the Jazz and Avant-garde world beyond Jazz with it's own very unique and truly improvisational jam style reminding us sometimes of, as Jerome Wilson put it on AAJ, the spiritual jazz tradition, as exemplified by John Coltrane, Alice Coltrane and Pharaoh Sanders. Billie Davies' work reminds you of many different things but in the end, it is its own original beast, as powerful as anything more well-known musicians have created.