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The Bill Pappas Project (formerly Dead Cat Bounce) Cover Band from Ashburn, VA

Will travel up to 100 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 3 Reviews
  • 6 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2018
  • 2 Awards & Badges
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $2,000 per event

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THE BILL PAPPAS PROJECT is one of the D.C. area's most exciting bands. Our members are seasoned professionals from across the country. Our high energy fusion of Blues, Rock, Funk & Jazz takes you on an exciting roadtrip -- from music influenced by the driving blues of Austin Texas & Chicago to New Orleans funk and to the cool jazz sounds of New York City -- and other places in between. Our wide array of cover songs will have you up on your feet dancing and singing to music you know, but played with our own unique arrangements. Our shows have a fun, intimate party-like atmosphere and we love to interact with the audience. We perform regularly at private parties, corporate events, festivals & music venues throughout the DC Metro area. Let us make your next event extra special!


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Avg 5.0 | 3 Reviews


Review by Erica A.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on March 20, 2023From Fairfax, VA

The Bill Pappas Project put on a fantastic show for my husband's surprise party. This was no surprise, since we have heard them numerous times and love their music and style. I would describe them as a rock/blues/jazz combo with unique instrumental solos that can get interactive with the crowd. The manager, Audrey, was an excellent communicator in the months leading up to the party. She responded to emails promptly and included details and requests far in advance. The price was very reasonable considering the quality and performance. If you are considering live music for an event, I highly recommend you explore the Bill Pappas Project. You won't be disappointed!

Review by Tim M.

CelebrationReviewed on June 6, 2022From Potomac, MD

Bill and the band absolutely brought the house down! They were fantastic and the 75 or so attendees couldn't have been more pleased. They made the going away party a truly memorable event and I couldn't imagine using anyone else! Additionally, Bill had a friend in town who joined them who was a Grammy-award winning saxophonist who was terrific and the manager Audrey was a pleasure to work with from start to finish! Thank you!

The Bill Pappas Project (formerly Dead Cat Bounce):

Tim, thanks so much for your heartfelt & thorough review of our band, for your recent Suprise Going Away Party for your friends.  The band & I really appreciate the acknowledgement. It's always so nice to hear we helped make the event a memorable one. Music plays a big part in the fun, however it really is everyone that contrubutes to the good time & a successful  party. You & the homeowners made sure things went smoothly for our set-up as well as during the show.  And your guests were so fun & lively. Thanks again, it was a pleasure & please keep us in mind for your future events. We truly had a blast! Best regards, Audrey/Bookings & Promotions 571-218

Review by jill k.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on July 14, 2019From Bowie, MD

These guys were top notch! Audrey the booker, was super helpful and a pleasure to work with! We had about 80 people and they have all raved about how much they loved the band!

The Bill Pappas Project (formerly Dead Cat Bounce):

Jill, Thanks so much for the positive feedback. The band had a blast playing for your guests & contributing to the festivities. As you saw, our band is very interactive and feeds off the energy from your lively crowd. So it all came together with everyone's efforts. You too, were a pleasure to deal with. Keep us in mind for your future events and of course come see us play throughout the year as well. You made it so fun! Audrey

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Song List 

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  • Can't Always Get What You Want | The Rolling Stones
  • Bueno Funk | Peter White
  • Aint Superstitious | Jeff Beck
  • Black Cat Bone Dust My Broom | Johnny Winter
  • Born on the Bayou | Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Breakdown | Tom Petty
  • Brush with the Blues | Jeff Beck
  • C.C. Rider | Mitch Ryder
  • Cold Shot | Stevie Ray Vaughn
  • Cold Sweat | James Brown
  • Come Together | The Beatles
  • Crossfire | Stevie Ray Vaughn
  • Damn Right I've Got the Blues | Buddy Guy
  • Devil with the Blue Dress | Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels
  • Down in Hollywood | Ry Cooder
  • Feelin Alright | Joe Cocker
  • Fire Down Below | Bob Seger
  • Fire on the Bayou | Neville Brothers
  • Fool for Your Stockings | ZZ Top
  • Forty Four | Eric Clapton
  • Gimme Shelter | The Rolling Stones
  • Goin' Down Slow | Eric Clapton
  • Going Down | Jeff Beck
  • Hallelujah | Humble Pie
  • Hellbound Train | Savoy Brown
  • High Time We Went | Joe Cocker
  • Hit Me on the Hip | Ronnie Baker Brooks
  • Hoochi Coochie Man | Muddy Waters
  • Hurricane | Hiram Bullock
  • I Can't Get Next to You | Al Green
  • I Just Want To Make Love To You | Fog Hat
  • I'm a Man | Chicago
  • I've Got News | Edgar Winter White Trash
  • If the River Keeps Rising | Tinsley Ellis
  • It Hurts Me Too | Eric Clapton
  • It's Not My Cross to Bear | The Allman Brothers
  • Jesus Left Chicago | ZZ Top
  • Leave Your Hat On | Joe Cocker
  • Lie to Me | Johnny Lang
  • Little Wing | Jimi Hendrix
  • Look at Little Sister | Stevie Ray Vaughn
  • Louisiana Blues | Savoy Brown
  • Matchbox Blues | Johnny Lang
  • Midnight Train | Buddy Guy
  • Mississippi Queen | Mountain
  • Mony Mony | Tommy James and the Chantels
  • Mustang Sally | Wilson Pickett
  • Real Mother For Ya | Johnny Guitar Watson
  • Rock Me Baby | Rod Stewart
  • Rocky Mountain Way | Joe Walsh
  • Ruby Baby | Aaron Neville
  • Same Old Blues | Eric Clapton
  • Same Thing | Muddy Waters
  • Shaky Ground | Temptations
  • Still Raining | Johnny Lang
  • Still Raining Still Dreaming | Jimi Hendrix
  • Stratus | Jeff Beck
  • Superstition | Stevie Wonder
  • Testify | Stevie Ray Vaughn
  • The Sky is Crying | Stevie Ray Vaughn
  • Them Changes | Buddy Miles
  • Thunderbird | ZZ Top
  • Tightrope | Stevie Ray Vaughn
  • Voodoo Child | Jimi Hendrix
  • Voodoo Working | Charles Sheffield
  • Waitin' On You | B.B. King
  • Waiting for the Bus | ZZ Top
  • Watching the River Flow | Joe Cocker
  • Whipping Post | The Allman Brothers
  • Yellow Moon | Aaron Neville
  • You Are So Beautiful | Joe Cocker
  • You Haven't Done Nothing | Stevie Wonder
  • You Really Got Me | The Kinks
  • You Shook Me | Led Zeppelin

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Upcoming Events

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Past Events

March 11, 2023 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Fairfax, VA
October 15, 2022 • Festival
Sat4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Manassas, VA
May 21, 2022 • Celebration
Sat6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Potomac, MD
November 24, 2019 • Community Event
Sun4:00 PM - 6:00 PM McLean, VA
July 13, 2019 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat6:30 PM - 10:30 PM Bowie, MD
June 15, 2019 • Private Party
Sat4:30 PM - 8:30 PM Sykesville, MD

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