Meet The Next

Dance Band from Birmingham, AL - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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About
So you're looking for the best entertainment for your event... you'll have a wide variety of people and ages there... and you'd like to have a band that will make everybody happy... well, look no further!

Meet the Next is your BEST ENTERTAINMENT CHOICE!

Meet the Next is a band whose live shows can include songs spanning 6 decades of great music. From Frank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong to Elvis and the Beatles... from the Commodores and The Temptations to James Taylor and Michael Buble... from Journey and Rick Springfield to Black Crowes and Guns N Roses... from Justin Timberlake and Nelly to John Mayer and Coldplay...(& everything in between!). We play ALL the FAVORITE SONGS your guests will LOVE!!

Meet the Next has a great collection of songs to choose from for first dance including Amazed (Lone Star), Dream A Little Dream (Michael Buble), Everything (Michael Buble), How Sweet It Is (James Taylor), I Can't Help Falling in Love (Elvis Presley), In My Life (The Beatles), In Your Eyes (Peter Gabriel), It Had To Be You (Harry Connick, Jr.), Let's Get It On (Marvin Gaye), My Girl (The Temptations), Save Room (John Legend), She's Got A Way (Billy Joel), Something (The Beatles), The Way You Look Tonight (Michael Buble), What A Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong), When I See You Smile (Bad English), Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton) and more. And if you don't find "your" song on our list, we are happy to learn special requests for your first dance and/or father/daughter dances.

Check out our audio demos.

"Rock and Dance Demo" is a 7 song demo (each songs start time is noted) that has "Play That Funky Music" (0:00), "Jessie's Girl" (1:25),"Brick House" (2:11), "Smooth" (2:57), "Hard To Handle" (3:50), "Billie Jean" (4:34), and "Brown Eyed Girl" (5:55).

"Classics Demo" is a 4 song demo (each songs start time is noted) that contains: Dream A Little Dream (0:00), Home (0:54), Fly Me To The Moon (2:12), and Everything (3:18).

Check out our video demos with footage and pictures from some of our recent performances.

Whether playing a Frank Sinatra standard, a funky Commodores song, or an AC/DC all out rocker, Meet the Next's vocals and instrumentation are exceptional... but it's the total party experience that you'll enjoy all night long...

You work hard to make your event the best it can be.... And to make it perfect... to make it the VERY BEST... Meet the Next is the best choice around to connect with audiences of all types and ages. Meet the Next will do everything we can to make your event the very best it can be - guaranteed.


Discover why our clients say:

"Can't get enough!!!" *** "Harmonies akin to Supertramp… musicianship is excellent…" *** "classic sounding" *** "On the nose feel good music." *** "… lots of real emotion and great instrumentation" *** "Full, rich and cool 70s-retro groove and vibe" *** "Superior musicianship." *** "5 stars"

Here is an actual email we recieved from a client on Oct 16, 2008 regarding our performance just two weeks before:

Ken,

I just wanted to tell you thanks & let you know how much I appreciate your band! Since we've returned to the "real world", I have received countless complements on the music -- everyone has told me how great you guys were & how much they enjoyed the music & dancing. Even my grandmother has been gushing to all her friends... and by the way, the fact that you got an 80 yr old to dance to YMCA shows you're doing one hell of a job!! And thanks also for being flexible with the schedule -- I know we ended up doing everything out of order (and late), but it was great that you could work around us. Overall, I couldn't have asked for anything better -- I had a fabulous wedding day & you guys made the reception wonderful!!

--Courtney


If you want the very best... BOOK Meet the Next for your event NOW!!
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They were extremely professional and accommodating. They played the most entertaining music all night. Most wonderful band to have for our wedding. We couldn't have been happier.

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Meet the Next did an excellent job. The Summit where the reception was held while a spectacular view and a sophisticated setting, also represents a difficult and challenging venue: Dancing requires transferring guest from the dining area to another room. Ken did an admiral job in leading the transition, flow of the wedding and bringing guess to the dance floor. Ken's professionalism, quality of work and dedication to the event was superb.

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Fundraiser

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The band was excellent. We received numerous compliments regarding their performance and look forward to booking them again next year for our event.

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We lost our band 24 hours before our prom. Gig Master helped us find a replacement within 3 hours. These guys were willing to do so much to give us a great prom. The music was great! The dance floor was full of happy teenagers! After the kid's left the prom, the grown-ups hit the dance floor. "Meet the Next" plays great music for all generations. Book this band! You won't be sorry! I want to thank these guys for their kindness and professionalism. We were so stressed out after losing our original band. They came in, told us not to worry another minute because they were going to make sure our students had a great time. They were so right!

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We hired Meet The Next for our courtyard wedding in New Orleans, November 6, 2010. From our initial contact and through months of planning, Ken Gilmer was extremely helpful and supportive through the entire process. He was quick to respond to emails, and accommodated by learning our first dance song. These guys are total professionals - I highly recommend using them for your event! Susannah Carradine

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We were totally pleased with "Meet the Next". Their music was great! They were very professional as well as a fun and entertaining group. They kept our guest engaged and dancing the whole night long. Everyone commented on how much they enjoyed the band. Unfortunately, our venue was extremly hot because the fans were not working properly but the band did not complain or slow down at all. The temperature of the venue was an issue but we did not have to worry one bit about the band. They did a fabulous job. I would use them again if I ever had an occasion to do so and would highly recommend them to anyone.

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I couldn't have been more pleased with Meet The Next! Ken handled everything so professionally from start to finish. They are very talented and play a great mix of music! They learned our special requests and sounded great! They made our reception a fun party, which was what we wanted. I highly recommend them!!

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We had an amazing time and enjoyed every minute of our wedding reception. We have heard many many many praises from our wedding guests on how wonderful everything was. Our family, especially, loved that you played their request before departing for the evening. Thank you again, Michael and Adelyn Dinkins Oxford, MS May 15, 2010

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Meet the Next made our wedding reception perfect. We would not have changed one thing. The band was unbelievable. They worked with us the entire time and were always responsive when we had a question. Thank you guys so much for making our wedding one to be remember by all that attended. May 8, 2010 Fort Walton Beach, Florida

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We could not have been happier with the kindness, talent, patience, and personality of these guys. We were a crazy crew and lots of speeches and requests- and they were so patient and laughed along with us! Unbelievable talent and so fun. Truly made the best night of our lives that much better. We couldn't have asked for a better band to fit all of our personalities. We're mostly from Los Angeles, so they also fit our crowd more so then anybody we could have hoped for.Thank all of you guys for being AMAZING. Anybody who is debating on a band, we wholeheartedly tell you Meet The Next is your only option!

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Wedding Reception

April 27, 2019
$2000 for 3.5 hrs

Wedding Reception

June 15, 2019
$2800 for 4 hrs

Wedding Reception

July 27, 2019
$1600 for 4 hrs

Private Party

October 27, 2018
$1200 for 3.5 hrs

Fraternity Function

September 29, 2018
$3000 for 2.5 hrs

Wedding Reception

October 05, 2019
$2000 for 3.5 hrs

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2018
Mar
24
Wedding Reception
Prattville, AL
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Feb
25
Fundraiser
Birmingham, AL
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2016
Apr
30
Wedding Reception
Birmingham, AL
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2016
Apr
2
Birthday Party (Adult)
Tuscaloosa, AL
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2015
Dec
12
Wedding Reception
Gadsden, AL
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2015
Sep
12
Celebration
Birmingham, AL
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
2015
May
23
Celebration
Selma, AL
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2015
Apr
24
Wedding Reception
Jackson, MS
8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
2015
Mar
14
Wedding Reception
Tuscaloosa, AL
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2014
Jul
26
Wedding Reception
Centreville, AL
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2014
May
3
Wedding Reception
Birmingham, AL
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2013
Dec
14
Celebration
Birmingham, AL
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
1999
Prince
25 or 6 to 4
Chicago
Ain't That A Shame
Cheap Trick
Amazed
Lone Star
Ants Marching
Dave Matthews Band
Are You Gonna Be My Girl
Jet
Are You Gonna Go My Way
Lenny Kravitz
Beverly Hills
Weezer
Boot Scoot'n Boogie
Brooks & Dunn
Breakdown
Tom Petty
Breakfast in America
Supertramp
Brick House
The Commodores
Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison
Butterfly Kisses
Bob Carlisle
Bye Bye Love
The Cars
Celebration
Kool & The Gang
Clocks
Coldplay
Comfortably Numb
Pink Floyd
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Queen
Cuts Like A Knife
Bryan Adams
Dirt Deeds
AC/DC
Don't Stop Believin'
Journey
Dream A Little Dream (About Me)
Michael Buble/Louis Armstrong
Drift Away
Dobie Grey
Drops of Jupiter
Train
Easy (Like Sunday Morning)
The Commodores
Everything
Michael Buble
Fast As You
Dwight Yoakum
Fat Bottom Girls
Queen
Fever
Michael Buble/Peggy Lee/Elvis
Fly Me To the Moon
Frank Sinatra/Tony Bennett
Folsom Prison Blues
Johnny Cash
Get Down Tonight
KC & The Sunshine Band
Get It On (Bang A Gong)
T Rexx/Power Station
Give A Little Bit
Supertramp
Happy Christmas (War Is Over)
John Lennon
Hard To Handle
Black Crowes
Home
Michael Buble
How Sweet It Is
James Taylor
I Am the Walrus
The Beatles
I Can't Help Falling in Love
Elvis Presley
I Want You To Want Me
Cheap Trick
I'm A Believer
The Monkees/Smashmouth
In My Life
The Beatles
In Your Eyes
Peter Gabriel
Island in the Sun
Weezer
It Had To Be You
Harry Connick Jr
It's Getting Hot in Herre
Nelly
I've Got Friends in Low Places
Garth Brooks
Jessie's Girl
Rick Springfield
Jet
Paul McCartney
Just What I Needed
The Cars
Keep Your Hands To Yourself
Georgia Sattelites
Last Dance With Mary Jane
Tom Petty
Let's Get It On
Marvin Gaye
Little Sister
Elvis Presley
Living On A Prayer
Bon Jovi
Lyla
Oasis
Margaritaville
Jimmy Buffett
Mr. Blue Sky
ELO
Mustang Sally
Wilson Pickett
My Girl
The Temptations
My Own Worst Enemy
Lit
My Sharona
The Knack
No Matter
Badfinger
Paralyzer
Finger Eleven
Play That Funky Music
Wild Cherry
Please Come Home For Christmas
The Eagles
Pour Some Sugar On Me
Def Leppard
Purple Rain
Prince
Red House
Jimi Hendrix
Relax
Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Rocky Mountain Way
Joe Walsh
Save Room
John Legend
September
Earth Wind & Fire
Sexy Back
Justin Timberlake
She's Got A Way
Billy Joel
Smooth
Santana w/ Rob Thomas
Smooth Criminal
Michael Jackson
Something
The Beatles
Summer of '69
Bryan Adams
Superstitios
Stevie Wonder/ Stevie Ray Vaughn
Surrender
Cheap Trick
Sweet Child O' Mine
Guns-N-Roses
Sweet Home Alabama
Lynard Skynard
Tainted Love
Soft Cell
Talks To Angels
Black Crowes
The Way You Look Tonight
Frank Sinatra/Michael Buble
Then They Do
Trace Adkins
Use Me
Bill Withers
Vehicle
Ides of March
Vertigo
U2
Waiting On The World To Change
John Mayer
What A Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong
When I Come Around
Green Day
When I See You Smile
Bad English
White Wedding
Billy Idol
With or Without You
U2
Wonderful Tonight
Eric Clapton
Wonderwall
Oasis
YMCA
Village People
You Dropped the Bomb On Me
The Gap Band
You Shook Me All Night Long
AC/DC
You've Got A Friend
James Taylor
Cover Band
50s Band
60s Band
70s Band
80s Band
Dance Band
Oldies Band
Pop Band
Rock Band
Top 40 Band
R&B Band
40s Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Celebrations
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bridal Showers
Events
Banquets
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Quinceañeras
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Memorial Services
Please note Meet The Next will also travel to Docena, Harpersville, New Castle, Shannon, Watson, Cardiff, Alton, Wilsonville, Bessemer, Vincent, Childersburg, Chelsea, Sayre, Sterrett, Clay, Palmerdale, Sylacauga, Vandiver, Westover, Columbiana, Saginaw, Siluria, Margaret, Alpine, Leeds, Shelby, Cropwell, Locust Fork, Pell City, Moody.
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