Alternate Take

Cover Band from Charlotte, NC - Will travel up to 500 miles
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About
There are few bands that have the skill and talent to play virtually any musical style effectively like Charlotte, North Carolina's Alternate Take. Alternate Take is a group of four talented musicians that have joined forces to make one of the most impressive bands on the east coast. Each member has played professionally for many years and educational backgrounds include music degrees and Masters degrees. Two of us are perfect pitch, and our rhythmic pocket is perfect for getting people to dance. Not only are we well versed in rock, country, r&b, soul, southern rock, and contemporary party and dance music; but also original, jazz, and classical music. We also realize that being great players is not all it takes to be great entertainers. We engage the audience, take requests, and have fun on stage which is why our audiences enjoy our show.

This is not just your typical wedding or cover band, this group of entertainers can write or perform any style that we listen to. Our harmonies separate us from other groups with three distinct musicians singing lead vocals with uniquely different, yet complimentary styles and each 4 members contributing to vocal harmony. If there is a song you want performed, Alternate Take can probably play it, and if we can't, we'll download it as our dj show is just as strong as our live show. Some of the stages we have played include: Jazz Fest of New Orleans, the Cotton Club of New York, Carnegie Hall, Bobcats Arena, Panther Stadium, to name a few. We've shared the stage with national acts like Ellis Marsalis, Bonnie Raitt, Hootie and the Blowfish, Archie Bell, Starship, Michael Brecker, and many others.

Alternate Take knows how to adjust the music we play to fit the crowd. One of the advantages of knowing so many songs and styles is the ability to modify the performance to the mood and occasion at hand. Corporate events, private parties, and festivals are performed with energy, enthusiasm, and style. We customize our shows according to the people we play for, versatility is one of our strongest attributes. We've played a show for a jazz and R&B club one night, then played a biker bar the next where southern rock, country, and classical rock was required. The next day, we had to drive to Charleston for a prom where shag, pop, top 40, and club dj were requested; all three crowds loved the band, few bands can pull that off. Additionally, we play an average of about 50 weddings a year, so we know how to make a reception or a ceremony flow seamlessly.


Although each wedding day is unique, the experience of doing so many helps us to be prepared for anything that might happen. We are all professionals and enjoy doing this type of performance. Our sound system is top notch JBL speakers and Crown amps and helps gets people dancing, live or dj. When you hire Alternate Take, you're hiring the best 4 piece band in the southeast.

We can also add a female lead singer and trumpet player if a bigger production is desired. There is an additional song list provided if you would like to add our female lead vocalist to the band.

Alternate Take Band Leader
Grant Draper
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A GigMasters member for 10+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2012!

Birthday Party (Adult)

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Alternate Take experience was superb! The whole experience from the scheduling, planning of music, the weather related changes we had to make, all made my birthday event memorable!!! I would hire them again in a second!

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Wedding Reception

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Alternate Take was beyond AMAZING! I felt very fortunate to have these four guys play at my wedding reception a couple weeks ago. They did a phenomenal job playing all the songs I requested and even learned a new song for our First Dance. Their live music was incredible and their raw talent was top notch. The variety in songs and vocals for this band was truly enjoyable. They played anything and everything to meet the needs of my diverse guest list from young to old. Even during the garter toss, Grant got out on the dance floor with his saxophone and really got the group going. Pretty much if you don't book Alternate Take for your event...You're missing out! -LL

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They are an excellent band in all ways. Would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great wedding band.

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These guys are absolutely awesome! A total class act who are great for a formal but rocking event! They are talented musicians with a great vibe. Vocals and instrumentals were tremendous. They are tremendously versatile as well. They played everything from classic jazz/oldies to Motown to great dance tunes. They were great background during cocktail hour. Grant did an amazing job with a rendition of Willie Nelson song for a first dance. They had everybody dancing, young and old! No one wanted to leave. Numerous people complimented us on Alternate Take all night long. We really could not imagine a better band for a classy but rocking wedding reception.

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Private Party

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Alternate Take did an outstanding job at my party! From start to finish, they were so easy to work with. The day of the party, they arrived exactly when they said they would, and even offered to adjust their start time to accommodate our event. I had some many compliments from our guests, and everyone had a wonderful time. I work in the wedding industry as a planner and coordinator, and I hear a lot of different bands perform. Alternate Take is by far one of the best I've ever heard, hands down. Highly recommend!

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Wedding Reception

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Alternate Take was fantastic. They helped us with an unusual first song which was perfect, got the dance floor packed, and it stayed that way the rest of the night! Multiple people from the wedding have commented that this was the best wedding band they've ever heard, and have asked where and how I got them. Grant was easy and accommodating while we were working together in the lead up to the wedding. The song selection was great, the performance was great, everything was great. If you want to have fun and have a packed dance floor, get this band for your wedding!!!!

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Alternate Take was a huge hit at our wedding! They did an amazing job getting everyone up and dancing. They did a happy birthday song to some of our friends who happened to have a birthday that day and even played a song twice because the bride begged them to. They were professional, energetic and such a pleasure to work with! Everyone at our wedding had an amazing time dancing and interacting with the band. We are so happy we had them there to play!

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Alternate Take was great! From the beginning, all communications were professional and they were open to anything. They learned our song and Grant even performed at our ceremony. All ages complimented us on choosing them for their talent and wide variety of music. I highly suggest them for your special occasion.

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Private Party

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All our guests and residents had a wonderful time and thought the band was terrific. They were very professional, we will definitely have them back!

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Alternate Take was amazing! Very talented guys! We had asked them to learn a slower version of a popular song for the father / daughter dance and they sang it perfectly! They definitely know how to get the party started! By the end of the night EVERYONE was dancing!

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Can't Stop the Feeling
Justin Timberlake
Hotline Bling
Drake
Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran
Uptown Funk
Bruno Mars
Demons
Imagine Dragons
Safe and Sound
Capital Cities
Up all Night to Get Lucky
Daft Punk
Locked out of Heaven
Bruno Mars
Happy
Pharrell Williams
All of Me
John Legend
Add it up
Violent Femmes
Ain't No Sunshine
Bill Withers
Alison
Elvis Costello
Alive
Pearl Jam
All Summer Long
Kid Rock
All The Things You Are
Jazz Standard
Allison
Elvis Costello
Almost any Christmas song
various
Alright
Darius Rucker
Amber
311
American Girl
Tom Petty
Ants Marching
Dave Matthews
Any Jazz Standard
Various(Literally hundreds)
Around Here
Counting Crows
Autumn Leaves
Jazz Standard
Axel F
Harold Faltermeyer
Bad Romance
Lady Gaga
Banana Pancakes
Jack Johnson
Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy
The Tams
Beast of Burden
Rolling Stones
Beat It
Michael Jackson
Bennie and the Jets
Elton John
Billie Jean
Bittersweet
Big Head Todd
Black
Black Water
Doobie Bros
Blister in the Sun
Violent Femmes
Blue Bossa
Blue Suede Shoes
Elvis
Body and Soul
Boogie Man
KC
Brain Damage
Pink Floyd
Breakdown
Petty
Brickhouse
Commodores
Broken Hearted Savior
Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison
Burning Down the House
Talking Heads
Butterfly Kisses
Tim Mcgraw
Bye Bye Blackbird
Jazz Standard
Canon In D
Pachelbel classical wedding
Can't Help Falling In Love
Elvis
Can't You See
Marshall Tucker Band
Caravan
Duke Ellington
Carolina Girls
General Johnson
Chicken Fried
Zack Brown Band
Clocks
Cold Play
Cocaine
Clapton
Come Fly With Me
Sinatra
Come Sail Away
Styx
Come Together
Beatles
comfortably numb
Pink Floyd
Communication Breakdown
Led Zep
Could not ask for more
Edwin McCain
Crazy
Willie Nelson
Crazy Love
Van Morrison
Creep
Radiohead
Dang Me
Roger Miller
Daughters
John Mayer
Deacon Blues
Steely Dan
Dead or Alive
Bon Jovi
Diamonds on the souls of her shoes
dominoe
Don't Stop Believing
Journey
Don't Stop Till You Get Enough
Michael Jackson
Easy
Lionel Richie
Elderly Woman
End Of The Road
Boyz II Men
Every Breath You Take
Police
Every Little Thing She does is Magic
Every Rose has its thorn
Poison
Faithfully
Journey
Fake Plastic Trees
Radiohead
Family Tradition
Hank Williams Jr.
Feelin Alright
Delbert
Fight For Your Right To Party
Beastie Boys
Fire and Rain
James Taylor
Flashlight
Parliament
Fly Me to The Moon
Sinatra style
FM
Forget You
Cee Lo
Freefallin
Tom Petty
Friend of The Devil
Grateful Dead
Friends in Low Places
Garth Brooks
Get Down Tonight
KC
Giant Steps
Trane vibe
Gin And Juice
Country Version
Gimme some Lovin
The Rascals
Gravity
Great Balls of Fire
Jerry Lee Lewis
Green Eyes
Hard to Handle
Black Crows
Have I told You Lately
Helter Skelter
Beatles
Here Comes The Bride
Wagner
Hey Baby
from dirty dancing
Hey Joe
Jimmy Hendrix
Hey, Hey What can I do
Hide your love away
Beatles
Hold My Hand
Hound Dog
Elvis
Hot In Herre
Nelly
How Sweet It Is
Marvin Gaye/James Taylor
I Guess thats why they call it the blues
I Shot The Sheriff
I still Haven't Found what I'm looking for
U2
I walk the Line
Johnny Cash
I want to hold your hand
Beatles
I Wish
Stevie Wonder
I'll Be
Edwin McCain
I'm Going Home
I only Wanna Be With You
Hootie
I'm Sexy and I know It
LMFAO
I'm Yours
Jason Mraz
In a Mellow Tone
Duke Ellington
In your Eyes
Peter Gabriel
Into the Mystic
Van Morrison
Is This Love
Bob Marley
Isn't She Lovely
Stevie Wonder
It Had to Be You
Harry Connick style
Jack and Dianne
John Cougar
Jammin
Bob Marley
Jane Says
Janes Addiction
Jenny, Jenny 867-5309
Tommy Tutone
Jessie's Girl
Rick Springfield
Joy To The World
Three Dog Night
Jump
Van Halen
Just a Giggolo/Ain't got Nobody
Louis Prima/Van Halen
Just Ask
Dave Matthews
Just Like Heaven
The Cure
Just the Two of us
Just the way you are
Billie Joel
Kashmir
Keep on Lovin You
Reo Speedwagon
King of the Road
Roger Miller
Kiss
Prince
Let Her Cry
Hootie
Lets Get it On
Lets Stay Together
Al Green
Levon
Livin on a Prayer
Bon Jovi
L-O-V-E
Nat King Cole
Love Song
311/The Cure
Magic Carpet Ride
Steppenwolf
Maneater
Hall & Oates
Margaritaville
Jimmy Buffet
Melissa
Allman Brothers
Message in a Bottle
Miss Grace
The Tymes
Mony, Mony
Billy Idol
Moondance
Moves Like Jagger
Maroon 5
Moonglow
Mr Magic
Grover Washington Jr. style
Mustang Sally
My Little Girl
Tim McGraw
My Funny Valentine
My Girl
Temptations
My Prerogative
Bobby Brown
Need You Tonight
INXS
Night and Day
Cole Porter
No Such Thing
No Woman, No Cry
Bob Marley
Obla Di Obla da
Beatles
Oh, What a Night(December 1963)
Old Time Rock and Roll
Bob Seger
Oye Como Va
Santana
Party Rock Anthem
LMFAO
Patience
G & R
Peg
Steely Dan
Piano Man
Pink Houses
Plush
Stone Temple Pilots
Poison
Bel Biv Devoe
Pokerface
Lady Gaga
Prelude for the Well Tempered Clavier
Bach
Pride and Joy
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Proud Mary
CCR
Ramble On
Zeppelin
Reelin in The Years
Reminiscing
Little River Band
Rocket Man
Roller Coaster
Red Hot Chillie Peppers
Rolling In The Deep
Adele
Roxanne
Police
Sabotage
Beastie Boys
Satifaction
Stones
Save a Horse, Ride A Cowboy
Big And Rich
Say Hey
Michael Franti
Sex Machine
James Brown
Sex On Fire
Kings of Leon
Sexual Healing
Marvin Gaye
Shake Your Booty
KC
Shattered
O.A.R.
She Blinded Me With Science
Thomas Dolby
She's Country
Jason Aldean
She Will Be Loved
Maroon 5
She Wouldn't Be Gone
Blake Shelton
Shiver
Simple Man
Lynard Skynard
Sittin on the Dock of the Bay
Otis Redding
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Nirvana
So Lonely
Sting
Special requests always welcome
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Stand by Me
Ben E King
Star Eyes
jazz standard(latin)
Stay
Maurice Williams
Stayin Alive
Bee Gees
Steal My Kisses
Ben Harper
Superstition
Stevie Wonder
Sweet Caroline
Neil Diamond
Sweet Child of Mine
Guns and Roses
Sweet Dreams Are Made of This
Eurythmics
Sweet Home Alabama
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Swept Away
Avett Bros
Tainted Love
Soft Cell
Take It On the Run
Reo Speedwagon
Take the A Train
Like the Duke with small group
That's Life
Sinatra Standard
The Bird
The Time
The Gambler
Kenny Rogers
The Joker
Steve Miller Band
The Way You Look Tonight
Sinatra
There Will Never Be Another You
jazz standard
This is How We Do it
Montel Jordan
This Love
Maroon 5
Ticket to Ride
Tiny Dancer
Elton John
Toes In The Water
Zach Brown Band
Twist and Shout
Beatles
Unchained Melody
Righteous Brothers
Under The Boardwalk
Unforgettable
Nat King Cole
Use Me
Bill Withers
Use Somebody
KOL
various works in classical and romantic tradition
Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart, etc.
Viva La Vida
Cold Play
Wagon Wheel
Old Crow Medicine Show
Waiting in Vain
Wasting Time
Jack Johnson
We can do virtually any song!!!
Just ask!!!!!
Werewolves of London
Warren Zevon
What a Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong
What I Got
Sublime
What's Going on
Marvin Gaye
What You Won't Do For Love
Bobby Caldwell
Why don't we get drunk
Wild Horses
Rolling Stones
Wild Thing
Hendrix/Animals
Wish You Were Here
Witchcraft
Sinatra Standard
With or Without You
u2
Wonderful Tonight
Clapton
Wrapped around your finger
Yellow
Yesterday
You are the Sunshine
You can call me Al
Paul Simon
You Can't Always Get/Feelin Alright
You Give Love a Bad Name
Bon Jovi
Young American
Bowie
Your Body's a Wonderland
John Mayer
Your Song
Your Time is Gonna come
Led Zeppelin
You're the Inspiration
Chicago
You've Lost That Loving Feeling
Songs below are with female singer added
bad romance
gaga
be happy
Mary j blige
been so long
anita baker
billie jean
Michael Jackson
broken hearted girl
beyonce
cant nobody love you
jenifer hudson*
fallin
' alicia keys
flaws n all
beyonce
forget you
ceelo
he loves me
jill scott
I got a feelin
black eyed peas
I need you
alicia keys
I will always love you
whitney
Id rather go blind
etta james
irreplaceable
beyonce
Just be good to me
Deborah cox
just dance
gaga
Lazy Song
Bruno Mars
Locked out of heaven
Bruno mars*
natural woman
aretha franklin
proud mary
tina turner
raise your glass
pink
respect
Aretha
sexy back
justin timberlake
shake it off
mariah carey
Shame
Evelyn Champaign King
single ladies
beyonce
so what
pink
someone like you
adele
spotlight
jenniger Hudson
sweet love
anita baker
sweet thang
chaka khan
tell me something good
chaka
the lazy song
Bruno mars
to be real
cheryl lynn
too close
alex clare
We belong together
mariah carey
what you wont do
Bobby Caldwell
when I see you
fantasia
wishin on a Star
beyonce
Drunk in Love
Beyonce
you Got the Love
Chaka Khan
Knockin
Ledisi
Bobby Mcgee
Janis Joplin
Just in Time
Jazz Standard
Orange Colored Sky
Jazz Standard
Caravan
Jazz Standard
Cover Band
80s Band
Dance Band
Jazz Band
Motown Band
Oldies Band
Reggae Band
Rock Band
Top 40 Band
Variety Band
Beach Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Please note Alternate Take will also travel to Pineville, Matthews, Fort Mill, Indian Trail, Waxhaw, Monroe, Paw Creek, Rock Hill, Catawba, Bowling Green, Belmont, Gastonia, Cramerton, Harrisburg, Midland, Mc Adenville, Clover, Edgemoor, High Shoals, Lowell, Mount Holly, Newell, Wingate, Cornelius, Lancaster, Stanfield, Huntersville, Lincolnton, Marshville, Mount Mourne.
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