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Andrew Thielen "Motown" BandVariety Band from Charleston, SC

Will travel up to 500 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 2 Reviews
  • 3 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2005
  • Starting at $3,900 per event

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You have found the best party band anywhere. This fabulous band with its numerous, sensational singers is like having the American Idol Band and your favorite singers entertain at your wedding, festival or corporate event. We play it all from classic rock & roll to swing and shag music. We also play funk, dance, light country, 50's, 60's, 70's, motown, beach music, disco, and music of today. But one of our best musical specialties is how we play authentic MOTOWN music with all the live horns saxes and brass. Everyone and every taste will be on the dance floor all night! Great singers, all those horns, fantastic energy, a world class drummer and the songs you just love. This is the band and party everyone will remember for years. Call us now to book your event. Who is this guy? Andrew Thielen is one of today's greatest big band drummers and has played in drum battles with Louie Bellson and Ed Shaugnnessy of the Tonight Show fame. His big band uses a great array of male and female vocalists. He has done shows for Planet Hollywood and the House of Blues. The big band brings all sound equipment, risers, lights and is formally attired in tuxedo vests of various colors and styles to fit your theme and settings. While the band plays most regularly in NC,SC,VA, WV,GA,TN & MD, they have also traveled as far west as South Dakota to play for the Mt. Rushmore National Monument 4th of July celebration.


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Avg 5.0 | 2 Reviews

Review by Lesa B.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on April 23, 2022From Georgetown, SC

I hired this band for my daughter's wedding reception and I was so pleased. I loved, loved, loved this band. The singers were great. The Big Band and Motown sounds were just what we wanted. Music was very danceable. The band leader was a great MC. The horn/brass section was wonderful and added that Big Band sound. All my guests raved about this band and asked where I found them. I would use them every time I had a party with a band. This band will add a lot of class to your event. Can't say enough. We also hired their jazz trio to play at our Cocktail Hour and boy were they good. Wonderful!

Andrew Thielen "Motown" Band:

Oh thank you Lesa. What a nice review. This is great news and so helpful to us. But in order to have great reviews and terrific party at a wedding you need a great audience ready to have fun and dance. We loved watching you and the wedding party on the dance floor. This audience loved every kind of music from Motown to swing to rock and pop. The groom was a Marine and danced with his lovely bride, kids and then we witnessed one of the happiest mother/ son dances ever. It was genuine. The father of the bride was also clever and this allowed us to have a few moments of cute banter between himself and band to keep speeches and toasts entertaining.

Review by Sheila C.

FundraiserReviewed on January 20, 2007From Greenville, SC

Words are not adequate to describe our experience with the multi-talented Andrew THielen and his band and vocalist! Could we say "first class", "fabulous", or "incredible", or "beyond all expectation"? Not nearly adequate. Andrew and his crew were appealing, pleasant and accommodating, and prompt, with great flexibility. They were prepared and in addition dealt with a rather complicated line-up with no preparation beyond email beforehand and a quick run through a few hours before the show. Last minute changes were greeted with ease and cheer. Andrew communicated and responded promptly by email with me throughout this experience from booking to arrival at the event, was quick to lend ideas and complimentary and encouraging to our staff, event, audience and committee. A talented vocalist, drummer, and maestro, you almost don't need an emcee for your event with Andrew's charm and charisma! This was indeed a quality experience for us. That aside, 600 guests filled the room to capacity. The tables were filled and stayed filled from 7 PM til midnight with an audience ranging in age from 25 to 90 years old! The 40 x 40 foot dance floor was filled to capacity the entire evening. We could NOT believe that at 12 o'clock we had to tell a crowded dance floor that it was time to go!!!!! They just seemed oblivious to the time and lost in the evening! Kudos to Andrew Thielen's Big Band and to gigmasters for "a perfect performance" We will use them both again! Sheila Cheek South Carolina Ballet

Song List

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  • Mustang Sally | Wison Pickett & Others
  • Boogie Shoes | KC & Sunshine Band
  • Old Time Rock & Roll | Bob Seger
  • Brown Eyed Girl | Van Morrison
  • Last Dance | Donna Summer
  • Way You Look Tonight | Frank Sinatra
  • I Will Survive | Gloria Gaynor
  • At Last | Etta James
  • RESPECT | Aretha Franklin
  • I Feel Good | James Brown
  • I Love The Nightlife | Alicia Keyes
  • What A Wonderful World | Louis Armstrong
  • In The Mood | Glenn Miller
  • Boogie Wonderland & Others | Earth Wind & Fire
  • Get Ready | Temptations
  • Sweet Caroline | Neil Diamond
  • (This will be an) Everlasting Love | Natalie Cole
  • Don't Know Why | Norah Jones
  • How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By | James Taylor
  • Mack The Knife | Bobby Darin
  • Knock On Wood | Various
  • Had To Be You | Harry Connick Jr.
  • Heart Of Rock & Roll | Huey Lewis & The News
  • From This Moment | Shania Twain
  • Blue Moon | Various 50's & 60's artists
  • Disco Inferno | The Trammps
  • Do That To Me One More Time | Captain & Tenille
  • Forever In Love | Kenny G
  • Rock Around The Clock | Bill Hailey & Comets
  • Bad Bad Leroy Brown | Jim Croce
  • Proud Mary | Tina Turner
  • My Heart Will Go On | Celine Dion
  • Evergreen | Barbara Streisand
  • Just A Gigolo | Various
  • Beyond The Sea | Bobby Darin
  • NY, NY | Frank Sinatra
  • Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue | Crystal Gayle
  • Pick Up The Pieces | AWB
  • How Deep Is Your Love? | Bee Gees
  • Livin In America | James Brown
  • Natural Woman | Aretha Franklin
  • September In The Rain | Brenda Lee (shag music)
  • String of Pearls | Glenn Miller
  • Get This Party Started | Pink
  • A Tisket A Tasket | Ella Fitzgerald
  • Chattanooga Choo Choo | Glenn Miller
  • It's My Party | Leslie Gore
  • You're Nobody Till Somebody | Dean Martin
  • Get Down Tonight | KC & Sunshine Band
  • Build Me Up Buttercup | Foundations
  • My Way | Frank Sinatra & Elvis Presley
  • Carolina Girls | Various
  • over 350 more
  • I Hope You Dance | Leanne Womack
  • This Will Be An Everlasting Love | Natalie Cole
  • For Once In My Life | Michael Buble'
  • The Way You Look Tonight | Frank Sinatra & Buble
  • True Companion | Marc Cohn
  • Unforgettable | Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole
  • It Had To Be You | Harry Connick Jr.
  • My Girl | Temptations
  • Love Will Keep Us Together | Captn & Tennille
  • When I Fall In Love | Association
  • LOVE | Natalie Cole
  • Everlasting Love | Carl Carlton
  • Let's Stay Together | Al Green
  • Our Love Is Here To Stay | Various
  • Let It Be Me | Everly Brothers
  • Can You Feel The Love Tonight | Elton John
  • Can't Help Falling In Love | Elvis Presley
  • Way We Were | Barbara Streisand
  • Motown | Dance
  • Twistin The Night Away | Wilson Pickett
  • Mustang Sally | Wilson Pickett
  • Knock On Wood | Amii Stewart
  • Signed Sealed | Delivered
  • Chain of Fools | Aretha Franklin
  • Heard it Through The Grapevine | Marvin Gaye
  • Pink Cadillac | Aretha Franklin
  • Dancin In The Streets | Martha & The Vandellas
  • Unchain My Heart | Ray Charles/Joe Cocker
  • Freeway of Love | Aretha Franklin
  • Beach & Shag | Music
  • Carolina Girls | Chairman of The Board
  • I Love Beach Music | Embers
  • Lonely Teardrops | Jackie Wilson
  • Way You Do The Things You Do Temptations | Rita Coolidge
  • Baby Workout | Jackie Wilson
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow | Band of Oz
  • How Sweet It is To Be Loved By You | James Taylor
  • Be Young Be Foolish Be Happy | Tams
  • Under The Boardwalk | Drifters
  • Just A Gigolo David | Lee Roth
  • Only You | Platters
  • What A Difference A Day Makes | JD Cash
  • A Summer Place | JD Cash
  • My Kind Of Girl | Matt Monroe
  • September In The Rain | Brenda Lee
  • Slow Boat To China | Renee Olstead
  • It's My Party | Lesley Gore
  • Rock Around The Clock | Bill Hailey
  • Mack The Knife | Bobby Darrin
  • Splish Splash | Bobby Darin
  • Cab Driver | Mills Brothers
  • Blue Moon | Various
  • Twist & Shout | Beatles
  • Heart Of Rock & Roll | Huey Lewis
  • Dance To The Music | Sly & The Family Stone
  • Shake A Tail Feather | Blues Brothers
  • Takin Care Of Business | BTO
  • More Today Than Yesterday | Spiral Staircase
  • In The Midnight Hour | Wilson Pickett
  • Crocodile Rock | Elton John
  • Unchained Melody | Righteous Brothers
  • Gloria | Laura Brannigan
  • Shout | The Isley Brothers
  • Save The Last Dance For Me | Drifters/Buble'
  • Do You Love Me | Contours
  • It's Not Unusual | Tom Jones
  • Free Bird | Lynard Skynard
  • Already Gone | Eagles
  • Thriller | Michael Jackson
  • Don't Stop Believing | Journey
  • California Girls | Katy Perry
  • It's Rainin Men | Weather Girls
  • I Love The Nightlife | Alicia Bridges
  • Disco Inferno | Trammps
  • How Deep Is Your Love | Bee Gees
  • Sing A Song | Earth Wind & Fire
  • Dancing Queen | Abba
  • Flashdance | Irene Cara
  • Fame | Irene Cara
  • Europa | Various
  • Tonight Is Gonna Be A Good Night | Black Eyed Peas
  • Celebration | Kool & The Gang
  • Works Hard For The Money | Donna Summer
  • Shake Your Booty | KC & Sunshine Band
  • Best of My Love | Emotions
  • Play That Funky Music | Wild Cherry
  • Mr. Big Stuff | Jean Knight
  • Ladies Night | Kool & The Gang
  • All I do | Michael Buble
  • New York New York | Sinatra
  • My Way | Sinatra
  • Learnin The Blues | Sinatra
  • I'll Be Seeing You | Sinatra
  • Jump | Jive & Wail
  • Sing | Sing
  • Aint That A Kick In The Head | Dean Martin
  • Nobody Till Somebody Loves You | Dean Martin
  • Beyond The Sea | Bobby Darrin
  • Fly Me To The Moon | Sinatra
  • I've Got You Under My Skin | Sinatra
  • Come Fly With Me | Michael Buble'
  • Begin The Beguine | Artie Shaw
  • Lady Is A Tramp | Sinatra
  • Summer Wind | Sinatra & Buble
  • Witchcraft | Sinatra


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Past Events

April 23, 2022 • Wedding Reception
Sat4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Georgetown, SC
April 9, 2009 • Country Club Event
Thu7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Myrtle Beach, SC
May 24, 2008 • Private Event
Sat12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
May 24, 2008 • Private Event
Sat12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
January 20, 2007 • Fundraiser
Sat7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Greenville, SC

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