The Big Strong Men

Cover Band from Minneapolis, MN - Will travel up to 100 miles
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About
The Big Strong Men united together in 2009 under a mutual appreciation of exquisite Rock and Roll and party music. Through playing over 100 weddings and events, and touring across the country, they have curated an extremely danceable collection of songs, and live for the thrill of great music - music that your family and friends will know and sing along to.

What song was your college anthem? What song did your parents always put on while you were growing up because they knew it would make you dance? What song can you sing every last word to with your closest friends? We are purveyors of exquisite Rock & Roll, slammin' dance beats, and hold each other tight romantic ballads. Give your family something awesome!


What others have said about The Big Strong Men...

"You and The Big Strong Men were all that anyone could talk about the next day! [My husband] and I could never thank ya'll enough. That was SOOOO much fun. You were absolutely incredible playing and such wonderful people too. Thank you Thank you Thank you!...And I'll be sure to let our families know you loved them too:) You're great!"
- 8/2/2014 Bride's Wedding Review

"Being a musician myself, I had spent quite a bit of time looking through the vast sea of online profiles of bands to find one that would be a good fit for my wedding. My fiancee and I wanted a band that is young enough to play with energy all through the night, but still experienced enough to make sure everything is running smoothly.

What we ended up with was beyond anything we could have expected. I can say without a doubt that my wedding day was the best day of my life, and the Big Strong Men were the driving force of the most awesome and unforgettable party my family has ever experienced."
- 8/31/2014 Groom's Wedding Review from TheKnot

"Their music isn't the kind that arrives by accident or serendipity; it's intentional, carefully designed, despite its shake appeal. These guys know exactly what they're doing, both in terms of image and musicality; they're incredibly tight."
D. Sykes - Hero Magazine

"The first E.P. release, Don't Go Too Far from the Minneapolis band The Big Strong Men is a small collection of genre destroying, bad mood crushing, real American music. This is the sound of a band having fun and doing it through really well written and perfectly performed roots rock music."
Kevin Martin - Hero Magazine

"Too often Minneapolis bands focus more on image than substance. Far too many artists have the look and style down, but when it comes to sound, something's lacking. Because of this, listening to the Big Strong Men is refreshing."
Conrad Schoenleber - Minnesota Daily

""….in a landscape that's often dominated by young bands getting by on style over substance, The Big Strong Men stand out.""
The Onion AV Club Twin Cities


Awards and Festivals:
1st Place - 2009 U of MN Battle of the Bands (opened for Gym Class Heroes in front of 6,000+ people)
Featured Performer at Target Field - 2010 National Board of Parks and Recreation Expo (7,000+ attendees)
Basilica Block Party - Battle of the Bands Semi-Finalist
Milwaukee's SummerFest
Minneapolis Pride Festival Main Stage
Madison's Halloween FreakFest Main Stage
Maximum Ames Festival
Iowa City Riverfest
Defeat of Jesse James Days - Northfield, MN
Minneapolis 3rd Ward Neighborhood Fest
Saint Paul's Grand Old Days
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A GigMasters member for 5+ years

Wedding

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The Big Strong men rule. Ther were incredibly easy to work with. And very willing to accommodate our desire choreographed first dance by learning a song of our choice. I would highly recommend them to anybody looking for a band to keep the dance floor full all night.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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We hired the seven piece BSM for my husbands 60th Birthday Party. They provided a perfect mix of older, newer hits - knew exactly what to play at what times in the evening. Victor was a dream to work with, great communication up to the event. During the event, without being obtrusive, he asked me questions to make sure we were all on the same page. Hire them ... they are fantastic! Many compliments during the night from our guests. They finished the night with Ooh, La La ( I requested from Victor ) it was a better version than the original! Thank you Victor and BSM, you made perfect memories for us!

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The Big Strong Men were better than I could've imagined! These guys gave 110% from the get go. Victor was easy to work with and detail oriented. We received many complements on the selection of music and how well they performed. If you're looking for a band for a wedding or special event these are your guys. The dance floor was juiced and everyone, including the band was having a great time.

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Wedding Reception

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Hiring the Big Strong Men for our wedding was easily the best move we made during the whole planning process. Victor was a very clear communicator and made it very, very easy to work through all of the details for the wedding day. We initially hired them as a reception band, but quickly booked them for both the ceremony and cocktail hour as well and we are so glad we did. Their music was fantastic!! They even offered to learn some songs for our first dance, etc. and did an absolutely amazing job. I can't say enough good things about these guys - prompt, professional, easy to work with and play some of the best live music we've ever heard!!!

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2019
Sep
7
Wedding
Minneapolis, MN
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2018
Aug
18
Birthday Party (Adult)
Wayzata, MN
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2016
Sep
24
Wedding Reception
Saint Paul, MN
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2016
Aug
19
Wedding
Minneapolis, MN
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
2016
Jun
18
Wedding
Delano, MN
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
2016
May
13
Wedding Reception
Minneapolis, MN
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2016
Apr
9
Wedding Reception
Saint Paul, MN
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
2015
Sep
18
Wedding Reception
Minneapolis, MN
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Take On Me
A-Ha
Let's Stay Together
Al Green
Taking Care of Business
Bachman Turner Overdrive
Do You Wanna Dance?
The Beach Boys
Don't Worry Baby
The Beach Boys
Fight For Your Right
The Beastie Boys
Twist And Shout
The Beatles
I Saw Her Standing There
The Beatles
Stand By Me
Ben E. King
No Diggity
Blackstreet
Old Time Rock n' Roll
Bob Seger
Treasure
Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk
Bruno Mars/Mark Ronson
You Never Can Tell
Chuck Berry
Tubthumping
Chumbawamba
Train In Vain
The Clash
Get Lucky
Daft Punk
Young Americans
David Bowie
September
Earth Wind and Fire
Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran
Don't Bring Me Down
Electric Light Orchestra
Pump It Up
Elvis Costello
Hound Dog
Elvis Presley
She Drives Me Crazy
Fine Young Cannibals
Fly Me To The Moon
Frank Sinatra
My Love Is Alive
Gary Wright
Clint Eastwood
The Gorillaz
Some Kind of Wonderful
Grand Funk Railroad
What Is Love?
Haddaway
You Make My Dreams Come True
Hall and Oates
Shout
The Isley Brothers
Higher and Higher
Jackie Wilson
I Feel Good
James Brown
Folsom Prison
Johnny Cash
Any Way You Want It
Journey
Celebration
Kool & the Gang
What A Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong
How Sweet It Is
Marvin Gaye
Beat It
Michael Jackson
Billie Jean
Michael Jackson
Sweet Caroline
Neil Diamond
Harvest Moon
Neil Young
Wagon Wheel
Old Crow Medicine Show
How Bizarre
OMC
Hey Ya!
Outkast
Purple Rain
Prince
1999
Prince
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
The Proclaimers
Don't Stop Me Now
Queen
Fat Bottom Girls
Queen
La Bamba
Richie Valens
Hold On (I'm Coming)
Sam and Dave
You Send Me
Sam Cooke
Wonderful World
Sam Cooke
Gimme Some Lovin'
The Spencer Davis Group
I Wish
Stevie Wonder
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Stevie Wonder
Superstition
Stevie Wonder
Someday
The Strokes
What I Got
Sublime
And She Was
Talking Heads
Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Tears for Fears
Proud Mary
Tina Turner
American Girl
Tom Petty
Hold the Line
Toto
Days Like This
Van Morrison
Wild Night
Van Morrison
Moondance
Van Morrison
Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison
Blister In The Sun
Violent Femmes
In the Midnight Hour
Wilson Pickett
Land of 1000 Dances
Wilson Pickett
Mustang Sally
Wilson Pickett
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Please note The Big Strong Men will also travel to Saint Paul, Arden Hills, Hopkins, Mendota, Plymouth, Bloomington, Mendota Heights, Minnetonka, Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, Minnetonka Beach, Orono, Osseo, South Saint Paul, Wayzata, Circle Pines, Inver Grove Heights, Champlin, Burnsville, Chanhassen, Crystal Bay, Long Lake, Newport, Savage, Willernie, Excelsior, Hamel, Saint Paul Park, Dayton, Hugo.
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