B J Magoon & Driving Sideways

Americana Band from Boston, MA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$650 - $2500 per event
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About
I 1st established the Band as a quartet as "Driving Sideways" in 1986 playing the club's featuring Blues & Roots music including The Channel, Harper's Ferry, Sticky Mikes, Ed Burkes, City Side in Boston, The House of Blues, Johnny D's & Nightstage in Camebridge, & The Sit'n Bull Pub in Maynard to name a few. In the early 90's I revised the name to "BJ Magoon & Driving Sideways", and expanded the music to Americana, Roots-Country Rock, Swing, Beach, Blues & Soul w/an emphasis on Dancing! The lineup now varies from a quartet to septet depending on gig and/or budget. The Quartet lineup includes 2 guitars, bass &drums, the 5 piece lineup adds either keyboards or a female lead singer. The 6 piece lineup adds both keys & female singer. A tenor sax player, harmonica, fiddle or pedal steel guitar might be added for the 7 piece lineup. We play a variety of venues such as clubs, weddings, benifits, parties, dances, & summer concerts. We are in regular rotation at several venues, Strange Brew Tavern, Manchester, NH for 19 years, dance2swing's Sunday Swing Dance for 16 years. I personally ran the weekly Thursday night Blues Jam @ The Acton Jazz Cafe for 14 years. From the 1st lineup of "Driving Sideways" and the consecutive lineups we performed at the former Sit'n Bull Pub in Maynard for it's entire 22 year history. I also was the host & producer of a weekly Thursday night Blues Radio Show, "Blues On The Ceiling" on WICN 90.5 FM in Worcester from '87 into '95. Thru this involvement I was also an MC at Blues Festivals & Concerts & Shows and also asked to be a Judge at Boston area Blues Band Battles. We love to play!
We play material by such artists & song writers such as Delbert McClinton, Allen Toussaint, Doc Pomus, Dan Penn, Lieber & Stoller, Etta James, JJ Cale, Vince Gill, Asleep At The Wheel, Aretha Franklin, Jimmie Vaughan, Bonnie Raitt, Hank Williams, BB King, Carl Perkins, The Band, Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Elvis, Brian Setzer Orchestra and many more.
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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Totally professional, accommodating and nice folks. That's great but you'll want to hire them because these guys (and Liz) CAN REALLY PLAY!! They are fantastic. A number of our guests are musicians and they all were floored.

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B J Magoon & Driving Sideways’s Response:

Bill & Rosemary ?are the best customers & hosts. They were totally accommodating, very easy going & flexible. We received nothing but compliments from them and their guests and the weather couldn't have been better for an outdoor event! Thank you! B J Magoon & Driving Sideways

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Celebration

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Amazing band!! We were so pleased with the communication, willingness to work with what we needed and the quality of the show/music performed. They were awesome!

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B J Magoon & Driving Sideways’s Response:

Sabrina & her husband Paul & all their friends were great! The band had a great time and strongly recommend them as a great client to work for!

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Club Event

July 04, 2020
$750 for 3 hrs

Holiday Party

December 14, 2019
$1550 for 5 hrs

Community Event

October 27, 2019
$650 for 2.5 hrs

Celebration

August 07, 2020
$2100 for 5 hrs

Celebration

September 19, 2020
$1600 for 2 hrs

Celebration

September 14, 2019
$475 for 2 hrs

PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
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2019
Aug
9
Community Event
Deerfield, NH
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2019
Jun
22
Birthday Party (Adult)
Sherborn, MA
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2018
Dec
1
Main Streets Market And Cafe
Concord, MA
12:00 AM - 3:00 AM
2018
Nov
3
Main Streets Market And Cafe
Concord, MA
12:00 AM - 3:00 AM
2018
Oct
27
Marriott Quincy
Quincy, MA
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
2018
Oct
13
Strange Brew Tavern
Manchester, NH
9:00 PM - 12:30 AM
2018
Oct
6
Main Streets Market And Cafe
Concord, MA
12:00 AM - 3:00 AM
2018
Sep
2
dance2swing Leominster Elks
Leominster, MA
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
2018
Sep
1
Main Streets Market And Cafe
Concord, MA
12:00 AM - 3:00 AM
2018
Aug
11
Celebration
Millis, MA
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2018
Aug
10
Strange Brew Tavern
Manchester, NH
9:00 PM - 12:30 AM
2018
Aug
4
Main Streets Market And Cafe
Concord, MA
12:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Too Much Stuff
Delbert McClinton
Something's Got A Hold On Me
Etta James
Yellow Moon
The Neville Brothers
One Way Out
The Allman Brothers
Cowboy Up
Vince Gill
Go Go Power
Sugar Pie Desanto
Lay Down Sally
Eric Clapton
I Take What I Want
Sam & Dave
Shame On The Moon
Rodney Crowell/Bob Seager
I'd Rather Go Blind
Etta James
Willow Tree
Albert Collins
Stormy Monday
T-Bone Walker/Allman Bros.
Better Off With The Blues
Delbert McClinton
Signed, Sealed, Deliver
Stevie Wonder
Sunshine Of Your Love
Cream/Eric Clapton
To Love Somebody
The Bee Gees/Janis Joplin
Ain't Living Long Like This
Rodney Crowell/Emmylou Harris
Ain't My Cross To Bear
Allman Brothers
Wait For Me
Susan Tedeschi
San-Ho-Zey
Freddie King
Same Old Blues
Don Nix/Freddie King/E. Clapton
Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean
Ruth Brown/Susan Tedesch
Boogie Woogie Country Girl
Joe Turner
Tennessee Saturday Night
Ella Mae Morse
I Ain't Got You
Jimmy Reed
Black Cat Bone
Johnny Clyde Copeland-Albert Collins- Robert Cray
Little By Little
Susan Tedeshi/Junior Wells
Everything Is Broken
Kenny Wayne Shepherd/Bob Dylan
Someone's Watching Over Me
Maria Muldaur/Pop Staples
Feeling' Allright
Joe Cocker/Huey Lewis
Oh Darling
The Beatles
Eleanor Rigby
The Beatles/Tedeschi-Trucks Band
Blue Bayou
Linda Rondstatt/Roy Orbison
Honky Tonk Blues
Hank Williams/Huey Lewis
Love Sneakin' Up On You
Bonnie Raitt
Jump, Jive & Wail
Brian Setzer/Louie Prima
Route 66
Asleep At The Wheel/Nat King Cole
Milk Cow Blues
Asleep At The Wheel/ Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys
Proud Mary
Tina Turner/Creedence C R
These Boots Are Made For Walking
Nancy Sinatra
Sweet Little Lisa
The Notorius Cherry Bombs/Dave Edmunds
It's Only Rock & Roll
Rodney Crowell
You Turn Me On
Nora Jones
Pink Cadillac
Bruce Springsteen
Fire On The Bayou
The Neville Brothers
Sissy Strut
The Meters
Brant's Boogie
B J Magoon
Fading Away
Liz Rainoldi
Mellow Gus
Magoon-Seibel
I Need To Get Back Home
The Allman Brothers
Pair Of Kings
Larry Carlton
Dixie Chicken
Little Feat
The Hunter
Doyle Bramhall/Albert King
Cold Shot
Stevie Ray Vaughan
You Can Never Tell
Emmylou Harris/Chuck Berry
Nadine
Chuck Berry
I Got The Blues About To Baby
Delbert McClinton
7 Nights To Rock
Moon Mullican
Bayou Beauty
Ronnie Dawson
You've Got What It Takes
Brooke Benton-Dinah Washinton
Everyday I Have The Blues
Joe Williams/ Memphis Slim
Boots & Saddles
The Ray-O-Vacs/Te x Ritter
Get Back
The Beatles
Secret Agent Man
Johnny Rivers
Mountain Of Love
Johnny RiverS
Memphis
Johnny Rivers/Chuck Berry
It's All Over Now
The Rolling Stones/Bobby Womack
Hip Shake
The Rolling Stones/Slim Harpo
Choo Choo Chaboogie
Asleep At The Wheel/Louie Jordan
Let The Good Times Roll
Louis Jordan
Ain't That Good News
Sam Cooke
The Train Kept Rollin'
The Rock & Roll Trio
Working Man Blues
Merle Haggard
Mystery Train
The Neville Brothers/Kevin Helm
Got My Mojo Working
Ann Cole/Clarence Had enough Brown
Going Down
Don Nix/ Freddie King
Gloria
Them
Don't You Just Know It
Good Golly Miss Molly
Little Richard
For You My Love
Paul Gayten
Dirty Water
The Standells
Changing Neighborhoods
Anson Funderburg & The Rockets
Don't You Know
Jimmy Vaughan
Boom Baba Boom
Jimmy Vaughan
Sugar Coated Love
Lou Ann Barton
Soulful Dress
Sugar Pie Desanto
Tee Ni Nee Ni Nu
Lou Ann Barton/Slim Harpo
Gotta Get It Worked On
Delbert McClinton
Read Me My Rights
Delbert McClinton
Living It Down
Delbert McClinton
Nothing Lasts Forever
Delbert McClinton
Mustang Sally
Wilson Picket/Sir Back Rice
Down Home Girl
James Hunter/Alvin Robinson
Out Of Sight
James Hunter/James Broun
Rooster Blues
Delbert McClinton/ Lightning Slim
Linda Lou
Ray Sharpe
Fever
Peggy Lee/Ray Charles
I'm Walkin'
Fats Domino
Honky Tonk Women
The Rolling Stones
Working' On A Big Chill
Vince Gill
Tulsa Time
Eric Clapton
They Call Me The Breeze
J J Cale
Long Distance Call
Muddy Waters
I'm Ready
Long John Baldry
Bad Boy
Eric Clapton/Eddie Taylor
Sally May
Buster Brown
Zydeco Boogaloo
Clifton Chenier
Slow Down
Larry Williams/The Beatles
Jambalaya
Clifton Chenier/ Hank Williams
Chitlins Con Carne
Kenny Burrel
Wadin'
Horace Parlan
Sleepwalk
Santo & Johnny
Watermelon Man
Long Santamaria
Maria Maria
Santana
Ferlangay
Spare Change
Adouma
Santana
Not Going To Be your Fool
Fleetwood Mac
Blues Band
Soul Band
Rockabilly Band
Americana Band
Southern Rock Band
Roots Band
Celebrations
Picnic
Concerts
Events
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Birthday Parties (Adult)
Wedding Receptions
Family Reunions
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Private Parties
Retirement Parties
Divorce Parties
Mardi Gras Party
Cinco De Mayo Parties
Anniversaries
Labor Day Parties
Memorial Day Parties
New Year's Eve Parties
Dinner Dances
Studio Session
College Reunions
Community Events
July 4th Parties
Apres Ski Parties
Please note B J Magoon & Driving Sideways will also travel to Braintree, Cambridge, Newton, Readville, Brookline Village, Medford, Randolph, Milton, Quincy, Wallaston, Watertown, West Medford, Weymouth, Arlington Heights, Holbrook, Melrose, Nonantum, North Quincy, Waverley, Dorchester, East Weymouth, Hyde Park, Mattapan, North Weymouth, Oakdale, South Weymouth, Waltham, Babson Park, Avon, Canton.
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