Medicine Ball Music

Variety Band from Oakland, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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10 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2010
BOOKED 8 days ago

$300 - $10000 per event
About
Medicine Ball Music represents one of the most exciting and eclectic ensembles performing in the Bay Area with all star entertainers from around the world assembled by founder and bandleader David Sturdevant. Known for his unique pairing of award winning multi-instrumentalists and first class vocalists, David personally arranges the band to produce a truly unique experience for fans and first timers at events of all kinds. Rooted in the feel good and danceable rhythms of New Orleans, the Medicine Ball brand of Americana offers a wide array of universally appealing music with an endless repertoire of Classic Rock, Jazz, Swing, Latin, R&B and plenty of Soul.

Celebrated for its diverse ensemble groups of 2-10 musicians performing for just about every event imaginable, Medicine Ball Music prides itself on the perfect mix of fun and memorable hits from all over the map. With performances at live outdoor festivals like Sausalito's Jazz & Blues by the Bay, Sonoma's Valley Of The Moon, Oakland's Temescal Street Fair, the Marin Marathon and others, the ensembles of Medicine Ball Music specialize in creating one of a kind concerts for events of all sizes. This allows for a seamless transition from big stages like The Italian American Family Festa in San Jose with 25,000 people in attendance to the more intimate stages of popular Bay Area clubs, restaurants and cafes like Yoshi's Oakland, 57th Street Gallery, The Fenix in San Rafael, the Presidio Yacht Club, The Seahorse and even those funny little 'hole in the wall' places like The Sleeping Lady in Fairfax. They've jazzed up house parties and rocked community events, played holidays and weddings, anniversaries, bon voyages and welcome homes, kept people company with mood music in Napa Valley Wine Country and brought them to their feet for money dances, New Years, Quinceanera's and Bar/Bat Mitzvah's all over Northern California - and beyond!

Medicine Ball Music is a frequent draw at festivals and cultural events through out Northern California with national and international tours to England, Germany, France, Philippines and Switzerland. Never one to get comfortable, eager to mix and match on the fly, David changes the lineup as often as the band crosses Bay bridges – one night the band will showcase the blazing saxes of 'Queen of the Alto Sax' Ylonda Nickell and 'West Coast Jazz Musician of the Year' Nancy Wright with Two-time Grammy Award winning violinist Mads Tolling and Billboard Music Award winning Singer Leah Tysse; then it's sax great Richard Howell, “Mr. Clarinet” John Stafford and piano great Charlie 'Fairfax' Hickox with Oakland's own soulful vocalists Terrie Odabi. Add the incredible vocalist Chelle Jacuqes, keyboardist and vocalist extraordinaire Ms. Janice Maxie Reid and Blues Hall of Fame inductee Larry Vann on drums and sultry vocals and the possibilities are endless!

Medicine Ball Music includes the Swing duo Stafford & Sturdevant “aka Medicine Ball Duo” featuring “Mr. Clarinet” John Stafford, also on Sax, Flute and percussions, with “Doctor” David Sturdevant on guitar, harmonica & vocals; Medicine Ball Triage featuring two time Grammy Award winning violinist Mads Tolling, John Stafford & David Sturdevant; Trio Davide featuring tenor David Miotke, who sings in Italian and English, propelled by his accordion, keyboard and piano talents, David Sturdevant and a guest performer chosen for every show. Additional arrangements are available by request.

Make your next event an occasion with Medicine Ball Music.
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Grand Opening

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This is the second time I have hired Medicine Ball Music. They are always a pleasure to work with and my residents love to dance to their music! I would recommend hiring them for any occasion!

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Medicine Ball Music ’s Response:

Thanks so much!! You are always surrounded by great people and we always feel so welcome working with you and your staff!!

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Holiday Party

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Dave and John from the Medicine Ball Band played as a duo at our Holiday Luncheon on Dec 14, 2016 and our group was totally satisfied with their performance. This is the 3rd or 4th time we've had them at our Holiday Luncheon and we wouldn't hesitate to hire them again. Unfortunately they didn't get to play as much as I would have liked because we had so many speeches and a surprise last minute presentation, but the time they did play was just what we ordered, enjoyable holiday music played on a variety of instruments and they sang some songs too!

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Medicine Ball Music ’s Response:

Thanks so much, Allison. Very nice event, great food and wonderful comments from several guests!

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Holiday Party

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Hired a duo from this group to play at our office holiday party, and everyone was quite pleased! Email communication was prompt, showed up nice and early to set up - by the time people started to arrive, they were ready to go! Everyone really loved the music - especially the kids. Would book them again, for sure!

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Wine Tasting Party

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The gentlemen of Medicine Ball Music were an absolute delight to work with. They showed up on time, looked very snazzy and professional, and gave a wonderful show for our wine club pick up party. The whole crowd really enjoyed their music. Lots of people took videos and clapped ! These two are much more than just ambient music for an event, they really grab your attention and make you smile.

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Club Event

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Fantastic band and lovely people :)

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2019
Oct
12
Anniversary Party
Fremont, CA
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2019
Jun
7
Community Event
San Mateo, CA
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2019
May
18
Wine Tasting Party
San Francisco, CA
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
2018
May
29
MEDICINE BALL DUO @ Caffe Trieste Piedmont Ave
Oakland, CA
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2018
May
22
MEDICINE BALL DUO @ Caffe Trieste Piedmont Ave
Oakland, CA
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2018
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MEDICINE BALL DUO @ Caffe Trieste Piedmont Ave
Oakland, CA
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2018
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MEDICINE BALL DUO @ Caffe Trieste Piedmont Ave
Oakland, CA
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2018
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Oakland, CA
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MEDICINE BALL DUO @ Caffe Trieste Piedmont Ave
Oakland, CA
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2018
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Oakland, CA
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2018
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Oakland, CA
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MEDICINE BALL DUO @ Caffe Trieste Piedmont Ave
Oakland, CA
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2018
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MEDICINE BALL DUO @ Caffe Trieste Piedmont Ave
Oakland, CA
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**Partial List**
Of Our Popular Song Choices
California Dreamin'
The Mamas & the Papas
Mercy Mercy Mercy
Cannonball Adderley
Signed
Sealed & Delivered
Misty
Erroll Garner
Larry Vann's Blues
Larry Vann
Chain Of Fools
Don Covay/Aretha Franklin
Hold On
Wilson Phillips
House Of The Rising Sun
Woody Guthrie
You Won't See Me
The Beatles
Blue Skies
Irving Berlin
Sweet Georgia Brown
Ben Bernie
Found A New Baby
Jack Palmer/Spencer Williams
I Can't Keep
Terrie Odabi
Evolution Of The Blues
Terrie Odabi
My Blue Heaven
Walter Donaldson/George A. Whiting
Dancin' In The Street
Martha and the Vandellas
Baby What You Want Me To Do
Jimmy Reed
Teach Me How To Boogie Like You
Lady Bianca
Let The Four Winds Blow
Fats Domino
St. Louis Woman
W.C. Handy
What'd I Say
Ray Charles
Careless Love
Fats Domino
Blues Mojo
One Times Four
Mean Old Woman Blues
Larry Vann
Down By The Riverside
Various
Do You Hear
Noel Regney/Gloria Shayne Baker
Kansas City
Fats Domino
When The Saints Go Marching In
Louis Armstrong
God Bless The Child
Billie Holiday
Wang Dang Doodle
Willie Dixon
Don't You Just Know It
Huey “Piano” Smith
Girl From Ipanema
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Mean To Me
Fred E. Ahlert/Roy Turk
Stand By Me
Ben E. King
Everyday
Buddy Holly/Norman Petty
I've Got A Right To Cry
Hank Williams Jr.
When You're Smilin
Larry Shay/Mark Fisher/Joe Goodwin
Ain't Misbehavin'
Fats Waller
After You've Gone
Marion Harris
Avalon
Al Jolson
I Double Dare You
Louis Armstrong
Dr. Jazz
Joe King Oliver
Black & Blue
Fats Waller
Lulu's Back In Town
Fats Waller
Up A Lazy River
Hoagy Carmichael
This Little Girl Of Mine
Ray Charles
Georgia On My Mind
Hoagy Carmichael/Stuart Gorrell
12th Street Rag
Euday L. Bowman
No Regrets
Tom Rush
Don't You Know Yokomo
Huey “Piano” Smith
Dinah
Harry Akst/Sam M. Lewis/Joe Young
I Love You Baby
Frankie Valli
Fever
Eddie Cooley/Otis Blackwell
Stagger Lee
“Stag” Lee Shelton
Honeysuckle Rose
Fats Waller
Rosetta
Bob Wills
If I Had You
Irving King
Baby It's Cold Outside
Frank Loesser
Let The Good Times Roll
Shirley Goodman/Leonard Lee
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Harold Arlen/E.Y. Harburg
Orange Colored Sky
Milton DeLugg/Willie Stein
Half As Much
Curley Williams
If It Ain't One Thing
Richard “Dimples” Fields
Crazy
Willie Nelson
Dance Band
Jazz Band
Swing Band
Italian Band
Variety Band
Wedding 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 Medicine Ball Music will also travel to Alameda, Piedmont, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Castro Valley, Emeryville, Moraga, Berkeley, Hayward, Orinda, Rheem Valley, Canyon, San Francisco, South San Francisco, Walnut Creek, Belmont, Albany, Lafayette, Brisbane, Alamo, Danville, Richmond, El Cerrito, San Mateo, San Ramon, Union City, Burlingame, Daly City, Diablo, Dublin.
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