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Motor City Beat

Cover Band from Detroit, MI Will travel up to 300 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 18 Reviews
  • 27 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2006
  • 3 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Starting at $300 per event

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Motor City Beat is a dynamic and versatile, rhythm & blues and Motown band featuring from four to ten musicians, depending on the event and customer requirements. The core group features, keyboard, guitar, bass and drums, with the keyboard player and guitarist, singing and doubling on sax and trumpet respectively. Our most common configuration features one lead vocalist, male or female, but we often perform with both male and female vocalists, as well as a one to three piece horn section. Enhance any ambience with Louis Johnson Jazz. LJJ features pianist Louis Johnson, acclaimed bassist Don Mayberry and renowned drummer Jimmy Ryan, playing swinging standards, ballads, bossa nova, as well as our own jazz versions of R & B, pop and rock tunes, from the Beatles to Earth, Wind & Fire. Ideal for cocktails and dinner, we offer some vocals are also comfortable playing dance music. We are often joined by female vocalist and/or one or more horn players, as customers require. Our fees range from $300 to $5,000, depending on personnel, hours, and equipment required for the event (we charge a modest premium for early set up and for travel of more than 300 miles from Detroit).


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Avg 5.0 | 18 Reviews

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Review by Benjamin R.

Christmas PartyReviewed on December 6, 2008From Novi, MI

This was the best live band experience we have ever had. Louis Johnson and company did an outstanding job with the entire event. I have recieved fantastic response from my 90 guests. The level of jazz and blues mix throughout the night was perfect for our holiday party. We feel lucky even having them in our home. You cannot get better live talent than this for your event. - Ben Roush

Review by Jennifer R.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on February 7, 2009From Warren, MI

the band was perfect for our event. we received nothing but excellent comments about thier performance! Thanks again!

Review by Nikhel S.

WeddingReviewed on August 2, 2008From Medina, OH

I booked Motor City Beat to play my wedding reception they were outstanding. They're professional, punctual, talented, and versatile. As a musician myself, I was a very demanding client, and the band met my expectations on all levels. They allowed me to hand pick the set list, and they even let my old band and I get up and play a couple of songs with them! Everyone at the wedding had great things to say. They were able to please guests of all ages with their diverse song choices (ages ranges from 20 to 60). And their versatility was essential, as they were able to play a cocktail jazz set during dinner and an upbeat dance set afterwards. Book them now!

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Song List

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  • I'll Be Around | The Spinners
  • And I Love Her | The Beatles
  • Everybody Everybody | Black Box featuring Martha Wash
  • Just My Imagination | Temptations
  • Just The Two Of Us | Grover Washington Jr with Bill Withers
  • Chain Of Fools | Aretha Franklin
  • Misty | Sarah Vaughan
  • Who Can I Turn To | Temptations
  • Moondance | Van Morrison
  • Lady Marmalade | LaBelle
  • Lullaby of Birdland | Ella Fitzgerald
  • Dancing In The Street | Martha & The Vandellas
  • One Note Samba | Eydie Gormé
  • Gimme One Reason | Tracy Chapman
  • At Last | Etta James
  • Play That Funky Music | Wild Cherry
  • You Are So Beautiful | Joe Cocker
  • We Belong Together | Mariah Carey
  • Got to Give it Up | Marvin Gaye
  • What's Goin' On | Marvin Gaye
  • Mustang Sally | Wilson Pickett
  • Could It Be I'm Falling In Love | The Spinners
  • Always & Forever | Heatwave
  • Down Here Blues | ZZ Hill
  • My Girl | The Temptations
  • Tramp | Otis Redding
  • Unchained Melody | The Righteous Brothers
  • For the Love of You | Isley Brothers
  • Gonna Take You Higher | Sly & The Family Stone
  • Muddy Water | Shirtlifter
  • Stand By Me | Benny King
  • Let the Good Times Roll | B.B. King
  • Groove Line | Heatwave
  • You're Gonna Miss My Lovin' | Lou Rawls
  • Boogie Oogie Oogie | A Taste of Honey
  • Disco Inferno | The Tramps
  • Rub You the Right Way | Johnny Gill
  • Run Away | Dell Shanon
  • Pretty Woman | Roy Orbison
  • Some Kind of Wonderful | Grand Funk Railroad
  • Lovin' Feeling | The Righteous Brothers
  • Low Rider | War
  • I Can See Clearly Now | Jimmy Cliff
  • By the Time I Get to Phoenix | Iassac Hayes
  • Twist & Shout | Chubby Checker
  • Satisfaction | Rolling Stones
  • Takin' It to the Streets | Doobie Brothers
  • Johnny B. Good | Chuck Berry
  • Get Down Tonight | K.C. & the Sunshine Band
  • Stormy | Carlos Santana
  • Come Together | The Beatles
  • The World is a Ghetto | War
  • The Look of Love | Burt Bacharach
  • Europa | Santana
  • The Way You Look Tonight | Eric Clapton
  • Favela | Bloodwood
  • Fantasy | Earth, Wind, & Fire
  • Last Two Dollars | Johnnie Taylor


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Past Events

September 18, 2021 • Concert
Sat6:30 PM - 7:15 PM Detroit, MI
May 17, 2019 • Picnic
Fri11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Milford, MI
June 4, 2017 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sun3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Detroit, MI
August 23, 2014 • Wedding Reception
Sat7:00 PM - 12:30 AM Detroit, MI
June 14, 2014 • Festival
Sat8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Defiance, OH
April 11, 2014 • Fundraiser
Fri7:30 PM - 10:30 PM Jackson, MI
August 10, 2013 • Wedding
Sat7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Cleveland, OH
September 19, 2012 • Concert
Wed6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Pleasant Ridge, MI
September 6, 2012 • Convention
Thu7:30 PM - 10:30 PM Detroit, MI
May 12, 2012 • Dinner Dance
Sat8:30 PM - 11:30 PM Battle Creek, MI
December 9, 2011 • Christmas Party
Fri8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Freeland, MI
December 2, 2011 • Fundraiser
Fri8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Lima, OH

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