Bands & Ensembles in Poughkeepsie, New York

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).

Adam Falcon

A blend of Roots & Soul music mixed with the Blues
New York City, NY

 Adam Falcon has worked and/or shared the stage with Roberta Flack, Sophie B. Hawkins, Whitney Houston, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Jim Lauderdale, Robert Palmer, Peter Gabriel, and Nona Hendryx.  He's opened for James Cotton Blues Band, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Ruthie Foster, The Wailers, Jim Lauderdale and Tower of Power. Writing songs for George Benson and having songs on national television got Falcon noticed by The Song Writers Hall of Fame, which honored him with the Abe Olman Scholarship Award.

Stephen Clair

Stephen Clair and the Pushbacks
Poughkeepsie, NY

Touring troubadour Stephen Clair is a songwriter and founder of Beacon Music Factory, a music school for all ages. Clair is gritty and tender. A mean guitar player. Six albums in and thousands of miles on, he’s honed his performance skills out there headlining clubs and opening for bigger fish. “Stephen Clair and the Pushbacks have literary, story-telling songs like Chuck Prophet, with a range of feeling from Steve Forbert to Alejandro Escovedo.” —Nan Warshaw, Bloodshot Records

Union Rail

New England's own original folk, country, bluegrass old time American music.
Scranton, PA

Union Rail is an original band with influences ranging from Appalachian bluegrass to folk, outlaw country, blues and they're own pop mix of early American music. With all members being both vocalists and multi-faceted instrumentalists the band brings a great mix of sounds from guitars to banjos to harmonicas and an array of other instruments along with frequent layered harmonies to create a great classic but modern friendly sound.

Blind Crow

Bluegrass-influenced string band
Scranton, PA

A progressive string quartet from Albany, NY, Blind Crow blends technical proficiency, infectious rhythms, and insane amounts of energy to create an inspiring musical experience. The band’s repertoire reflects the unique musical perspective that each of the four members brings to the group - resulting in a show that has something for everyone.

China Crisis

80's synth-pop with New Wave and post-punk influen
Poughkeepsie, NY

Eddie and Gary are the founding members of the band which started in Kirkby, Merseyside back in 1979. China Crisis found major success in the UK in the 80s with five Top 40 singles, ten Top 50 singles and three Top 40 albums including Flaunt The Imperfection which was the first work (but not last) produced for the band by Walter Becker (Steely Dan) who became both a friend and collaborator as well as guide and mentor.

The Honey Dewdrops

Tangled Country
Poughkeepsie, NY

Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish are celebrating their 9th year of touring full time as The Honey Dewdrops, having played stages and festivals far and wide in North America and Europe. With tight harmonies and an musical ensemble that includes clawhammer banjo, mandolin and guitars, the effect is to leave listeners with only what matters: the heart of the song and clarity over ornamentation. After leaving their home base of Virginia and living on the road for 2 years, Laura and Kagey now call Baltimore, Maryland home and it's where they wrote and recorded their fourth full-length album, Tangled Country, released May 2015. Acoustic Guitar Magazine describes the set of songs as “a handcrafted sound centered on swarming harmonies and acoustic guitars that churn like a paddlewheel and shimmer like heat waves on the highway.” And like their stage performance, these songs rock and reel, and then they console you when you come back down. The Honey Dewdrops have a busy year ahead of them with festival appearances across the country and a new record on the horizon (slated for release Spring of 2019) along with their first UK tour in Jan/Feb 2019.

Louis Pettinelli Entertainment

Premium Live Entertainment Nationwide
New York City, NY

Louis Pettinelli Music provides premium live entertainment for your wedding, party, or private event. Whether it is a jazz trio playing selections from The Great American Songbook, a top 40 band playing Bruno Mars, or a rock band playing AC/DC, we stand out with our unwavering professionalism, tasteful musicality, flexibility, and diverse song repertoire. We have dozens of ensembles consisting of the finest music professionals out there today, all highly customizable for your event!

B.D. Lenz

NY/NJ based guitarist & bandleader
New York City, NY

B.D. Lenz is a guitarist extraordinaire and his band plays everything from lush jazz standards to high-energy jazz rock flavored with the grooves of Latin and Funk. His versatile ensembles can do it all from raging parties to quiet cocktail. He's released ten recordings, played thousands of gigs internationally, and has had music featured on hundreds of TV shows globally! This band can play in any configuration and instrumentation to fit your taste and budget - instrumental or with vocalists

TAARKA

Indie Folk, bluegrass, Americana, Gypsyjazz, ....
Poughkeepsie, NY

A virtuosic ensemble of 5-string violin, mandolin/tenor guitar, guitar, upright bass, and voice, Taarka features high-energy performances. Add in innovative beautiful songwriting and compositions that weave the sounds of old and new from world folk, celtic, bluegrass, jazz, and classical, Taarka is fit to entertain.

Moonshine Creek Bluegrass Band

Bluegrass Band - High Energy String Band
New York City, NY

Moonshine Creek Bluegrass Band is a high energy string band out of New York’s Hudson Valley region that keeps true to its bluegrass roots while expanding traditional boundaries, with warm vocal harmonies, tight picking, and driving sound, they will be sure to keep you moving!