The Bernadettes

R&B Band from East Haven, CT - Will travel up to 500 miles
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6 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2006
BOOKED 80 days ago

$900 - $7500 per event
About
Yeah it's official, we won!!! The Bernadettes win the Fairfield County Weekly Grand Band Slam in the Rock/Groove/Soul category...

For over a decade, The Bernadettes have been providing memorable musical entertainment at a variety of events and functions including weddings, corporate events, private parties, and fundraisers. Rhythm & Blues, arguably America's finest and most well known export, is the music The Bernadettes specialize in performing. The very familiar toe-tapping sounds of Motown, the infectious dance grooves of Memphis soul shouters such as Wilson Pickett, the smooth, sophisticated Philly soul music of Earth, Wind & Fire, the hard driving funk-rock of Sly and the Family Stone, the soothing grooves of R&B crooners like Marvin Gaye and Bill Withers, and, of course, the unforgettable music of the king of soul, Mr. James Brown - this is the music The Bernadettes perform. Yes, they'll mix it up with a few modern contemporary dance hits here and there, a classic rock number, or an oldies favorite, but the emphasis is on the classic "old school" R&B music that American baby boomers have grown up with and folks of all ages have enjoyed dancing to for several decades.

Make your event a memorable event, and have your wedding be the one that family and friends will talk about for years. The Bernadettes have gained a peerless reputation in New England and the greater New York City area for providing high energy dance music with a touch of class and sophistication that keeps the dance floor filled, yet at a respectable volume. With over a century of combined musical performing experience, the seven talented musicians who make up the band have developed an uncanny knack to "read" their audience, knowing when to pull out that ballad for slow dancing, tone it down a notch with a cool jazzy instrumental when dining occurs, and, of course, to
"kick out the jams" with an up-tempo funk number when it's time for the party to begin in earnest. The Bernadettes possess an ability both to engage the casual listener on the dance floor with a "hit" dance song, and yet also to perk up the ears of the most sophisticated music connoisseur with a classic blues number or a clever instrumental arrangement. It's this ability that distinguishes The Bernadettes as the choice for distinctive, yet entertaining and engaging musical entertainment for your party or event.
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A GigMasters member for 5+ years

Community Event

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Working with the Bernadettes, and in particular, the band leader Bryan, was a wonderful experience, and boy are they talented!! They played the best mix of R&B songs, both new and old and had an incredible presence and energy level. We used them for a company block party, and although it was inside a mall, they were able to adjust to acoustics and limited space and made everything work wonderfully! Would definitely book them again!

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The Bernadettes’s Response:

Amy, thank you for your 5-Star rating for The Bernadettes!!! We appreciate it!!! Thank you for hiring us, and for all of your help and kindness. If we could rate you, you’d get a 5-Star rating too!!! We wish you peace and blessings!!!

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Wedding

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Great sounding band. Very talented. Serious musicians. I’m very glad I picked them to play my wedding.

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The Bernadettes’s Response:

Thank you Brad, it was our pleasure to perform for you and your bride. Best wishes and God bless!!!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Terrific. Everyone enjoyed them.

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Private Party

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The Bernadettes are an incredible band, they are the best band we have ever hired for any of our functions, and the best sound of any band I have ever heard of at an event. They had the crowd going, my guests never stopped dancing. Guests kept talking about how good the band was, I think the Bernadettes will hear from quite a few of them for future parties. The band is very professional in their sound, performance and how they handle business. They were very flexible and accommodating. We will hire the Bernadettes for all future functions, and I would recommend if anyone is looking to hire a great band as well, that they hire the Bernadettes too.

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Ain't Nobody
Chaka Khan
Ain't No Stopping Us Now
McFadden & Whitehead
Ain't No Sunshine
Bill Withers
Ain't That Peculiar
Marvin Gaye
Ain't Too Proud to Beg
The Temptations
Always And Forever
Heatwave
American Woman
Guess Who
As
Stevie Wonder
Ascension
Maxwell
At Last
Etta James
A Song For My Son
Mikki Viereck
Back In Love
LTD
Bad Girls
Usher
Bad Mama Jama
Carl Carlton
Bernadette
Four Tops
Billie Jean
Michael Jackson
Boogie Oogie Oogie
Taste of Honey
Brick House
The Commodores
Can't Get Enough Of Your Love
Barry White
Can't Turn You Loose
Otis Redding
Careless Whisper
George Michaels
Dreams
Fleetwood Mac
Drift Away
Dobie Gray
Fantasy
Earth, Wind, & Fire
Fire
Ohio Players
Forget You
Cee Lo, Gweneth Paltrow
Free/Into The Mystic
Zak Brown
Get Down On It
Kool and the Gang
Give It To Me
Rick James
Give Up The Funk
Parliament
Good Times
Chic
Hard Times
Ray Charles
Hard To Handle
Otis Redding, Black Crowes
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
Van Morrison, Rod Stewart
Hella Good
No Doubt
Higher Ground
Stevie Wonder
Hollywood Swinging
Kool and the Gang
I Heard it Through the Grapevine
Marvin Gaye
I Shot The Sheriff
Bob Marley
I Want to Take You Higher
Sly & the Family Stone
I Want You Back
Jackson Five
I Will Survive
Gloria Gaynor
I Wish
Stevie Wonder
I Wish it Would Rain
The Temptations
If I Ain't Got You
Alicia Keys
If You Don't Know Me By Now
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
I'll Be Around
The Spinners
Inner City Blues
Marvin Gaye
Into The Mystic
Van Morrison
Isn't She Lovely
Stevie Wonder
It's A Shame
The Spinners
Josie
Steely Dan
Just My Imagination
Temptations
Just The Two Of Us
Bill Withers & Grover Washington
Le Freak (Freak Out)
Chic
Let's Get it On
Marvin Gaye
Let's Groove
Earthe, Wind, & Fire
Long Train Running
Doobie Brothers
Love And Happiness
Al Green
Love Train
O Jays
Lovely Day
Bill Withers
Masquerade
George Benson
Mercy Mercy
Marvin Gaye
Midnight Hour
Wilson Pickett
Moondance
Van Morrison
Mr. Big Stuff
Jean Knight
Mustang Sally
Wilson Pickett
My Girl
The Temptations
My Perogative
Bobby Brown
Nasty Habits
Tommy Castro
Never Give You Up
Raphael Saadiq
Never Too Much
Luther Vandross
Nothing From Nothing
Billy Preston
Oh Girl
Chi-Lites
On Broadway
The Drifters, George Benson
Peg
Steely Dan
Play That Funky Music
Wild Cherry
Pride and Joy
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Purple Rain
Prince
Real Mother
Johnny Guitar Watson
Reasons
Earth, Wind, & Fire
Ribbon In The Sky
Stevie Wonder
Rock Steady
Aretha Franklin
Rock With You
Michael Jackson
Sam the Clam
The Bernadettes
Saw Her Standing There
Beatles
September
Earth, Wind, & Fire
Sex Machine
James Brown
Shake Your Body Down
Michael Jackson
Shake Your Groove Thing
Peaches And Herb
She's Gone
Hall & Oates
Shining Star
Earth, Wind, & Fire
Shining Star
Manhattens
Sign Sealed Delivered
Stevie Wonder
Sledgehammer
Peter Gabriel
Somebody Else's Guy
Jocelyn Brown
So Very Hard To Go
Tower of Power
Stand By Me
Ben E. King
Standing on Shaky Ground
The Temptations
Summer
War
Sunday Morning
Maroon 5
Super Freak
Rick James
Supernatural Thing
Ben E. King
Superstition
Stevie Wonder
Sweet Thing
Chaka Khan
Taking it to the Streets
The Doobie Brothers
Thank You
Sly & the Family Stone
That's What I Like About You
The Romantics
The Beat Goes On
The Whispers
Thrill is Gone
B. B. King
Tightrope
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Use Me
Bill Withers
Walk Right Up to Me
James Brown
Walk This Way
AeroSmith
Whammer Jammer
J. Geils Band
What You Won't Do For Love
Bobby Caldwell
What's Going On
Marvin Gaye
Who's Lovin' You
Smoky Robinson, Michael Jackson
Will It Go 'Round In Circles
Billy Preston
You And I
Rick James
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Stevie Wonder
You Make Me Feel Brand New
Stylistics
You'll Never Find
Lou Rawls
Your Love Is Lifting Me Higher
Jackie Wilson
plus many more and songs are always being added to repertoire
Cover Band
70s Band
80s Band
90s Band
Dance Band
Funk Band
Motown Band
Top 40 Band
R&B Band
Soul Band
Concert Band
Wedding Band
Show Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note The Bernadettes will also travel to New Haven, Branford, West Haven, Hamden, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Waterbury, Woodbridge, Guilford, Northford, Milford, Ansonia, Derby, Bethany, Stevenson, Wallingford, Madison, Seymour, Shelton, Stratford, Beacon Falls, South Britain, Botsford, Bridgeport, Cheshire, Durham, Killingworth, Oxford, Pequabuck.
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