JP and Friends

Cover Band from Boston, MA - Will travel up to 50 miles
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$800 - $5500 per event
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About
JP and Friends is an established eight-piece pro-level band covering rock, soul, blues, funk and pop. The line-up features three vocalists (excellent harmonies), guitar, keyboards, sax, percussion, bass and drums. The band is led by British guitarist Jeff Purchon who has played with some of music's greatest; Robert Palmer, Noel Redding (Jimi Hendrix), Ginger Baker, Vernon Reid, Buddy Miles to name but a few.

The aim of the band is to play great songs and get people up on their feet and have a great time. JP and Friends have a wide repertoire of songs that they deliver with superb vocals and top-level musicianship providing infectious grooves that will have the crowd dancing the night away and still want more.

The vocal team is led by the amazing Suzanne Buell, a former Stax recording artist and alumni of the Boston Conservatory. Suzanne is a life-long performer, early childhood music educator, and administrative director of the Threshold Singers of Indian Hill Music. Suzanne started her musical career in Memphis, TN and California. Her CD titled Tell the World was released in May 2001. She performed with her band at the Memphis Music Festival, and has performed both solo and ensemble with the Memphis Symphony Chorus, Cabrillo College Chorus, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Chorus, Harvard Pro Musica, Concord Women's Chorus, Boston Community Choir, NEC Millenium Choir, and the Boston Pops Gospel Choir.

Suzanne's female vocal partnership is provided by the vocal talents of the award-winning Vicki Zelski, who has sung in many genres from jazz to pop to gospel music. A Berklee College of Music graduate, Vicki has performed with the Boston Pops Gospel Choir, the Boston Community Choir, the Millennium choir, sung the National Anthem at Red Sox games and was a member of the contemporary a cappella group "all so jimmy" which won the Harmony Sweepstakes Regional Finals in New York City in 1986.

The main front man is Michael Payette, a star in his own right who has been compared to Michael McDonald and possesses a voice and range enabling him to cover Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and other top level artists.

The solid rhythm section is the best in the area. It features New York's Ron Pastore on bass, the amazing and versatile keyboard talents of Daniel Coutu (can cover classical / jazz solo quiet background music if needed), the renowned Berklee pro Phil Antionades on drums, Hal Denham on percussion and last but not least, David Sanborn's rival, Brad Kohl on Sax.

The band has played many prestigious gigs from Crossroads at Memphis to the Hatch Shell in Boston to The House of Blues and can be seen in occasional music venues and festivals around town as well as major corporate events, private parties and weddings.

The band will help your event come to life. They bring all the sound equipment and lights needed to put on a real show. They are seasoned professionals and take pride in being dynamic and totally in control of volume levels - as well as being able to rip it up when appropriate! With a repertoire of over 150 songs, there is something in there to please everybody.
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A GigMasters member for 5+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2017!

Wedding

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We are so glad we chose JP and Friends for our wedding! From the beginning, Jeff and his band were personable, diligent, and responsive to every request we had. Their music blew people away. We got compliments all night about their performance, and they kept our friends and family dancing until the end. Just wait until you see Jeff and the sax player solo together! Having JP and Friends at your wedding feels more like throwing your own concert than hiring a typical "wedding band." Hiring them allowed us and our guests to experience a night that we'll remember forever! If you want your event to have real music played by real musicians, you won't regret it!

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JP and Friends’s Response:

Thanks Ryan and Alyssa for hiring us. It is always a pleasure playing for great people and a fun crowd. We all wish you the best in your future life together.

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Fundraiser

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Jeff was an ease to work with, very interested in our event and how the band could help us to be successful. Communication was easy and efficient. The band arrived early at the venue to get acclimated to the location and did a great job of adjusting sound quality for the room. Musically, the band was outstanding. They have a deep song list from which to choose and provided great entertainment for our guests. We had great feedback from attendees and the night was a great success!

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JP and Friends’s Response:

Thanks Mike - it was a pleasure playing for you and supporting your worthy cause.

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New Year's Eve Party

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JP and Friends was incredible! They accommodated our last minute request professionally and executed without flaw. We would highly recommend them! Thank you so much for a great New Year's Eve and we hope to have you all back soon.

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JP and Friends’s Response:

Thanks Holly - a great venue and fabulous views over Boston. For us a great upscale gig for New Years Eve and all the staff were so helpful and supportive. Thanks again!

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Private Party

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Great band and a bunch of great people. I would definitely recommend them!

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Corporate Function

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Great band for a corporate outing. We had around 200 people coming and going throughout the day and the band played a great mix that everyone enjoyed. Would recommend them for any sort of event.

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JP and Friends’s Response:

Thanks Michael, it was a pleasure playing for your companies. We wish you all the best in the future.

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Wedding Reception

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We couldn't have had a better experience with JP and Friends! Peter and I are 30 and 28 and had "non-traditional" aspirations for our wedding band. We wanted people to be on the dance floor all night long, but didn't want the cliche wedding songs (ie Bruno Mars). So how do you please a crowd of 180? You hire the pros: Jeff, Mike, Suzanne, Vicki and the others were collectively some of the best musicians we've ever heard live. As a 9-piece band, they brought the sound and skill to keep the dance floor packed all night long. They communicated well, learned a couple new songs, and even brought a record player to play our first song! You will not be disappointed!!

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JP and Friends’s Response:

Thanks so much! Great wedding, wonderful people who love to dance. A pleasure for us anytime!

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Anniversary Party

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Wow...These guys and girls blew us away. They learned my mothers wedding song on very short notice and Jeff was extremely professional with the communication throughout the entire process. Half way through the night, they came into the crowd and laided down an all time sax vs guitar solo battle. The three singers, all very talented in their own right, were able to cover a huge range of music, and make it look easy. I had people coming up to me all night asking where I was able to find such an awesome group of musicians. JP and friends would be perfect for ANY venue or event with their ability to get everyone dancing. I cant recommend them enough!

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Wedding

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We hired JP and Friends to play at our wedding and they were outstanding. Jeff worked with us and the caterer to plan the evening timeline. He asked specific questions about what the band needed to do: "Will there be a first dance by the bride and groom?" Will there be a cake cutting ceremony?" The result was a well organized party. The music was terrific. The band can do a wide range of songs. The three vocalists can do close harmonies and the band can move from loud up-tempo songs to quiet romantic numbers. Every guest complemented the band. They asked us where we found them, and said they were thrilled to dance and enjoy the evening!

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Private Party

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Jeff Purchon put on a stellar performance. Top-notch professionals. They went beyond the call and surpassed all expectations. They had the audience captivated (and dancing) for the entire evening. Each band member would shine individually in any musical setting. Together, they were a well-oiled machine. The three singers hit pitch-perfect harmonies throughout the night. Each was a strong soloist and had his or her moment to lead. Both guitarists were as good (better) than I've heard in any regional band. Bass, keyboards, percussion,horn — spot on. Most important, they were clearly having fun. Their energy was infectious. I’ll definitely be hiring them again — soon.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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JP and Friends were amazing. Everyone was on the dance floor! Which to me was the key to a great party. They were extremely accommodating, including visiting the venue ahead of time with practical thoughts of how to make the venue shine. The communicated ahead on all the practicalities. I truly had the time of my life, and a party I will always remember. My sister did a speech and mentioned one song I have always loved. The band then took the initiative to close with that song. Everyone was very touched. I could not have been more delighted. Use them. They are great. Everyone sent me emails afterwards about great the band was. They were!

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2019
Sep
7
Wedding
Framingham, MA
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Jun
22
Fundraiser
Saugus, MA
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
2018
Jun
30
Anniversary Party
Burlington, MA
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2018
Jun
16
Wedding Reception
Montague, MA
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2017
Dec
31
New Year's Eve Party
Boston, MA
9:30 PM - 12:30 AM
2017
Sep
30
Private Party
Concord, MA
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2017
Sep
23
Corporate Function
Wilton, NH
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2017
Aug
26
Wedding Reception
Falmouth, MA
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2016
Oct
1
West Acton Villageworks
Acton, MA
8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
2016
Sep
29
Rapscallions
Acton, MA
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
2016
Sep
24
Anniversary Party
Concord, MA
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
2016
Sep
4
Wedding
Waltham, MA
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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One way out
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Please call home
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Chain of fools
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Do right woman
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Natural woman
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Thing called love
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Rock Me Baby
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Crossroads
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I just wanna make love to you
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Why Get Up
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Need your love so bad
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Oh Well
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All Right Now
Free
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Story of the blues
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If I ain't got you
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You don’t love me
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Stuck in the middle with you
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Nothing ever hurt like you
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People Get Ready
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Axis bold as love
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May this be love
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Red House
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Wait until tomorrow
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Come when I Call
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I don’t need no Doctor
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I'm ready
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Tell me about it
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Shotgun
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Shame shame shame
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Lie to me
You're no good
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Spanish Moon
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Next time you see me
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Tear The House Down
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That’s what love will do
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Aint that peculiar
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Yellow moon
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Sledgehammer
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In your eyes
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Breathe
Pink Floyd
Unchain my heart
Ray Charles/Cocker
Start it up
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Smoking gun
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Every Kinda People
Robert Palmer
Honky tonk women
Rolling Stones
The Last Time
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Treat her right
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Pretty woman
Roy Orbison
Hold on
I'm coming
Take what I want
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Adouma
Santana
Black Magic Woman
Santana
Can't get next to you babe
Savoy Brown
I can't stand the rain
Seal version
Thank you
Sly and the family Stone
Gimme some a lovin
Spencer Davis
I'll be around
Spinners
Respect yourself
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Cold Shot
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Couldn't stand the weather
Stevie Ray Vaughn
House is a rocking
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Let me love you baby
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Pride and Joy
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Texas Flood
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Higher Ground
Stevie Wonder
I wish
Stevie Wonder
Signed sealed delivered
Stevie Wonder
Superstition
Stevie Wonder
Goodbye Stranger
Supertramp
Rock me right
Susan tedeschi
Bang a gong
T Rex
Papa was a rolling stone
Temptations
Fire on the bayou
The Meters
Don't change horses in the middle of a stream
Tower of power
Sing It
Tracy Nelson
Feeling alright
Traffic
On the prowl
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Lo Rider
War
I'm down
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Bar Mitzvahs
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Please note JP and Friends 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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