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Bands & Ensembles in New Orleans, 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).

Water Seed

Billboard Top 20 Recording Artist
New Orleans, LA

Billboard Top 20 Recording Artist, Water Seed is a progressive innovative band that dares to bring musicianship, dexterity and creativity to Funk, Soul, R&B, Fusion, and Future Funk.​Mixing the sounds of James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone, Prince and Earth Wind and Fire, Water Seed captures a modern sound that bridges the musical gap a la Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson and Childish Gambino. ​

Players Ella & Louie Tribute Band

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong Tribute Band
New Orleans, LA

The Ella and Louie Tribute band revives the timeless era of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong in a vibrant and compelling way with a selection of memorable songs including Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off, Cheek to Cheek, Autumn in New York, I’m Putting All My Eggs in One Basket, Stomping at the Savoy and many more.

Image

Classic Rock Done with Class
New Orleans, LA

IMAGE started performing in 1969. Their philosophy was to do things that other bands would not, such as incorporate media, comedy and new technology into their performances. The band was popular in the late sixties and early seventies. They took a very long hiatus but returned to play a sold out show in 2011. IMAGE captures the audience's attention with a selection of songs from that era along with a multimedia light show to reproduce the psychedelic atmosphere of that time period.

Nina

Gospel Singer available for ministry assignments
New Orleans, LA

I’ve been singing since I was 1 years old.  My mom is a keyboardist, and when she would play I would mimic her and sing along.  I have sung background vocals with some legendary artists such as Twinkie Clark, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Hezekiah Walker, Olanda Draper, Syreeta Thompson (Trumpet Lady), Colorado Mass Choir, Donald Lawrence, Myron Butler, Vashawn Mitchell, Mark Hubbard and many more.

Claude Verdin~ Bringmorecash - Katagory Fyve Fam

President 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 Chantaé

singer 🎙 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 Band

Diverse, 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 Music

Swampy, 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.

Queent Bold And Beautiful

Vocalist, Makeup Artist& Skin Care, Management.
New Orleans, LA

I am an Educator teaching Pre-K in New Orleans, LA. I have been instrumental in serving many for over 20 years in the New Orleans metro area.

The Groove Band

The 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!