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JP and Friends

Cover Band from Boston, MA Will travel up to 50 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 16 Reviews
  • 18 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2014
  • 5 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $800 per event

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JP and Friends is an established nine piece pro-level band covering rock, soul, blues, funk and pop. The line-up features three vocalists, 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 band mainly plays private functions these days but is no stranger to prestigious stages such as The Crossroads Festival at Memphis, The Hatch Shell in Boston, The House of Blues etc. The vocal team is led by the amazing Gospel-trained Suzanne Buell from Memphis, a former Stax recording artist and alumni of the Boston Conservatory. Suzanne is a life-long performer and administrative director of Indian Hill Music. Suzanne has performed both solo and ensemble with the Boston Pops Gospel Choir, Memphis Symphony Chorus, Cabrillo College Chorus, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Chorus, Boston Community Choir, NEC Millenium Choir, and others. Suzanne's female vocal partnership is provided by the 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 also performed with the Boston Pops Gospel Choir, the Boston Community Choir and the NEC Millennium choir as well as singing the National Anthem at some Red Sox games. Vicki's ensemble 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 Mike Valdez (can also cover classical / jazz / 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 will make 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 200 songs, there is something in there to please everybody.


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Avg 5.0 | 16 Reviews

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Review by Emma G.

Community EventReviewed on October 19, 2021From Quincy, MA

JP and Friends were awesome! Great communication throughout the planning process, a pleasure to work with & very talented! This event included people of all ages and backgrounds, and they all really enjoyed the band. Highly recommend!

JP and Friends:

It was a pleasure working with Emma - very professional and very responsive. The event went off smoothly and was a big success. Thanks Emma.

Review by Collin C.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on September 11, 2021From New Shoreham, RI

JP and Friends put on an incredible show for our wedding reception! My wife and I were looking for a versatile and talented band, while trying to avoid booking a cliched "wedding band" sound. We got everything we wanted and more with Jeff and his group. Motown, funk, classic rock, 80s, and modern hits, they can do it all. The band even accommodated a few family members stepping in for performances! Jeff was diligent and helpful every step of the way. He ensured our party would go off with no issues. Mike was a phenomenal MC, and kept the party going all night. Beyond their talents as incredible musicians, the members of JP and Friends are great people. 10/10.

JP and Friends:

Thanks Collin and Lindsey. What a great night! We also had a blast. Beautiful location - stunning in fact, and wonderful people who were ready to dance from the off! And they appreciate good music. Our kind of crowd.

Review by Amanda H.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on July 2, 2021From Princeton, MA

Working with Jeff to plan things out could not have been a better experience! Our reception was delayed a year due to covid, and Jeff rolled with the punches right along with us. We were confident going into the evening that it was going to be fun. The event itself wasn’t just fun, though, the band killed it. The music consistently kept people dancing, the pacing was ideal, they’re not just technically skilled musicians but have the heart and energy that just pours into the night. Their jam of Superstition was a highlight in a night full of highlights. Just incredible. It wouldn’t have been our wedding without them, couldn’t recommend them higher!

JP and Friends:

Thanks Amanda, it was a pleasure working with you and Jeff. We are thrilled for you both!

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  • How long | Ace
  • Black Velvet | Alanna Myles
  • One Way Out | Allmans
  • Chain of fools | Aretha Franklin
  • Do right woman | Aretha Franklin
  • Natural woman | Aretha Franklin
  • Rock Steady | Aretha Franklin
  • Sweet soul music | Arthur Conley
  • Love shack | B52's
  • No Matter what you do | Badfinger
  • The thrill is gone | BB King
  • In my life | Beatles
  • Ticket to ride | Blues Beatles version
  • While my guitar gently weeps | George Harrison and Clapton
  • Ain't no sunshine | Bill Withers
  • Cold Sweat | Boneshakers
  • Angel from Montgomery | Bonnie Raitt
  • Come to me | Bonnie Raitt
  • Never make your move too soon | Bonnie Raitt
  • Tangled and dark | Bonnie Raitt
  • Thing called love | Bonnie Raitt
  • Three time loser | Bonnie Raitt
  • Love sneaking up on you | Bonny Raitt
  • Dancing in the dark | Bruce Springsteen
  • Feels like rain | Buddy Guy
  • Some kinda wonderful | Buddy Guy
  • Them Changes | Buddy Miles
  • Baby I love you | Chaka Khan/Prince
  • Tenesee whiskey | Chris Stapleton
  • Young Americans | Dave Bowie
  • Only you know and I know | Dave Mason
  • Leap of faith | Delbert McLinton
  • Bellbottom blues | Derek and the Dominoes
  • Iko Iko | Dr John
  • September | Earth
  • Knock On Wood | Eddie Floyd
  • After Midnight | Eric Clapton
  • Bad Love | Eric Clapton
  • Change the World | Eric Clapton
  • Cocaine | Eric Clapton
  • Forever Man | Eric Clapton
  • Further on up the road | Eric Clapton
  • I shot the Sherriff | Eric Clapton
  • I'm Tore Down | Eric Clapton
  • Lay Down Sally | Eric Clapton
  • Old Love | Eric Clapton
  • Going down slow | Eric Clapton/Sanborn
  • Shaky ground | Etta James
  • Need your love so bad | Fleetwood Mac
  • All your love | Gary Moore
  • Story of the blues | Gary Moore
  • Crazy | Gnarls Barkley
  • Sara smile | Hall and Oates
  • Papa's got a brand new bag | James Brown
  • Nothing ever hurt like you | James Morrison
  • People Get Ready | Jeff Beck+Joss Stone
  • All Along the Watchtower | Jimi Hendrix
  • Little Wing | Jimi Hendrix
  • The letter | Joe Cocker
  • I don’t need no Doctor | John Mayer
  • Daughters | John Mayer
  • I'm ready | Johnny Gtr Watson
  • Lie to me | Johnny Lang
  • Tell me about it | Joss Stone
  • Shotgun | Junior Walker
  • Walking on Sunshine | Katrina and the Waves
  • Black Horse and a cherry tree | KC Tunstall
  • Foot loose | Kenny Loggins
  • Get down on it | Kool and the gang
  • Are you gonna go my way | Lenny Kravitz
  • When something is wrong | Linda Ronstadt
  • You're no good | Linda Ronstadt
  • Spanish Moon | Little Feat
  • Homesick | Marcus King Band
  • Aint that peculiar | Marvin Gaye
  • Grape vine | Marvin Gaye
  • What's going on | Marvin Gaye
  • Harvest Moon | Neil Young
  • Yellow moon | Neville Bros.
  • In your eyes | Peter Gabriel
  • Sledgehammer | Peter Gabriel
  • Brass in Pocket | Pretenders
  • In the middle of the road | Pretenders
  • Kiss | Prince
  • Good Loving | Rascals
  • Hit the road Jack | Ray Charles
  • Unchain my heart | Ray Charles/Cocker
  • Start it up | Robben Ford
  • Smoking gun | Robert Cray
  • Every Kinda People | Robert Palmer
  • Gimme Shelter | Rolling Stones
  • Honky tonk women | Rolling Stones
  • What I like about you | Romantics
  • Treat her right | Roy Head and the Traits
  • Hold on | I'm coming
  • Can't get next to you babe | Savoy Brown
  • We are family | Sister Sledge
  • Thank you | Sly and the family Stone
  • Gimme some a lovin | Spencer Davis
  • I'm a man | Spencer Davis
  • I'll be around | Spinners
  • I'll take you there | Staple singers
  • Respect yourself | Staple singers
  • Black Friday | Steely Dan
  • Couldn't stand the weather | Stevie Ray Vaughn
  • Tightrope | Stevie Ray Vaughn
  • Can't find my way home | Stevie Winwood
  • Higher Ground | Stevie Wonder
  • I wish | Stevie Wonder
  • Signed sealed delivered | Stevie Wonder
  • Superstition | Stevie Wonder
  • Goodbye Stranger | Supertramp
  • Anyhow | Susan tedeschi
  • Rock me right | Susan tedeschi
  • Bang a gong | T Rex
  • Take me to the river | Talking heads/ Al Green
  • My Girl | Temptations
  • Papa was a rolling stone | Temptations
  • One thing leads to another | The Fixx
  • Fire on the bayou | The Meters
  • Stop dragging my heart around | Tom Petty+Stevie Nicks
  • Africa | Toto
  • Don't change horses in the middle of a stream | Tower of power
  • Sing It | Tracy Nelson
  • Feeling alright | Traffic
  • Into the Mystic | Van Morrison
  • Liza Jane | Vince Gill
  • Play that funky music | Wild Cherry


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Past Events

October 19, 2021 • Community Event
Tue5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Quincy, MA
September 11, 2021 • Wedding Reception
Sat5:00 PM - 10:00 PM New Shoreham, RI
July 2, 2021 • Wedding Reception
Fri8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Princeton, MA
June 26, 2021 • Community Event
Sat5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Middleton, MA
September 7, 2019 • Wedding
Sat5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Framingham, MA
June 22, 2019 • Fundraiser
Sat7:00 PM - 11:30 PM Saugus, MA
June 30, 2018 • Anniversary Party
Sat7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Burlington, MA
June 16, 2018 • Wedding Reception
Sat9:00 PM - 12:00 AM Montague, MA
December 31, 2017 • New Year's Eve Party
Sun9:30 PM - 12:30 AM Boston, MA
September 30, 2017 • Private Party
Sat6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Concord, MA
September 23, 2017 • Corporate Function
Sat1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Wilton, NH
August 26, 2017 • Wedding Reception
Sat7:30 PM - 10:30 PM Falmouth, MA

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