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The Big Strong Men

Cover Band from Minneapolis, MN Will travel up to 100 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 4 Reviews
  • 8 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2013
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $400 per event

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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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Review by Reid W.

WeddingReviewed on September 7, 2019From Minneapolis, MN

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.

Review by Paula S.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on August 18, 2018From Wayzata, MN

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!

Review by Ryan V.

WeddingReviewed on June 18, 2016From Delano, MN

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.

Song List

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  • 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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Past Events

September 7, 2019 • Wedding
Sat8:00 PM - 12:00 AM Minneapolis, MN
August 18, 2018 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Wayzata, MN
September 24, 2016 • Wedding Reception
Sat8:00 PM - 12:00 AM Saint Paul, MN
August 19, 2016 • Wedding
Fri7:00 PM - 10:30 PM Minneapolis, MN
June 18, 2016 • Wedding
Sat7:30 PM - 11:30 PM Delano, MN
May 13, 2016 • Wedding Reception
Fri8:00 PM - 12:00 AM Minneapolis, MN
April 9, 2016 • Wedding Reception
Sat7:30 PM - 11:00 PM Saint Paul, MN
September 18, 2015 • Wedding Reception
Fri8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Minneapolis, MN

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