The Jon Bates Band

Variety Band from Katonah, NY - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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18 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2009

$1500 - $15000 per event
About
THE JON BATES BAND is a unique blend of extraordinary musicians and vocalists, with a magical chemistry that has evolved from a passion for playing music, shared experiences, and deep personal friendships over many years. They have performed at some of the most high profile venues and events around the world, and entertained for parties with guest lists including some of the most prominent names in business, politics and entertainment. They have collectively accompanied and shared stages with many legendary performers. BUT, most of all, this is just an amazingly authentic, soulful and fun party band, with an unparalleled reputation for infusing energy and making folks feel REALLY good!

Covering all genres, THE JON BATES BAND is the ultimate musical entertainment choice for any gala celebration or premier social event.
Without exception, they make a party come alive! They musically engage and inspire people to dance and enjoy themselves! This is a band that can satisfy any musical appetite, and is well known for their extremely broad repertoire of great songs from every era.

THE JON BATES BAND uses a professional state-of-the-art PA system to present high quality sound, with optimum clarity at an appropriate volume. This also allows clients the option of having digitally mastered CD's played during band breaks, and for those clients who prefer to have "Club Mixes" blended into their overall entertainment package, making the transition between live and pre-recorded dance tracks is never a problem.

THE JON BATES BAND always makes every effort to accommodate a client's wishes and exceed expectations. The standard instrumentation of the band is keyboards, guitar, bass, drums, saxophone, and an amazing male and female lead vocalist. Depending on the personal preferences, space, and budget allowances for each event, the size of the band can also be modified to accommodate a more intimate setting when necessary, and/or expanded to a thirteen piece orchestra, with a full horn section and/or other genre specific musicians when circumstances permit.

Once you confirm with THE JON BATES BAND for your event, the date is reserved for only you. The musicians and vocalists represented to you are the ones who will actually perform at your event. This is an extremely cohesive band, with a unique and very special chemistry. They have developed an extraordinary sound by playing together for years, and are available at a very fair and competitive price.
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Birthday Party (Adult)

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The Jon Bates Band is over the top. I would rehire them in a heart beat. They knocked it out of the park. We are old people and they had all of us up dancing from the very first song. They were friendly but professional. Their talent with instruments is beyond compare. I highly recommend hiring all 7 members as their harmonies were mesmorizing. Loved the sax player? YUM! What more can I say except: Thank you Jon Bates! I sincerely hope to have you and the band back again in the near futue. If anyone is looking for a go to band that does it all do not hesitate! Grab The Jon Bates Band before someone else does. Taylor Sage 7/17/2012

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Look no further, as the Jon Bates Band are the most talented, accommodating, and professional entertainers that you can find. But so much more than that, is the genuine warmth and great spirit that they share with each other and all your family/friends. They make the day all about you and doing everything possible to exceed even the highest of expectations. We can't wait for their next public venue so we can go and share another wonderful evening with them.

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The Jon Bates Band performed at my wedding and they are the best!! Giving them our "special dance" song selections was virtually the only direction I gave, and I let them do the rest. At the reception and days and weeks to follow, I had guests asking me "where did you find this/that band?!" Everyone exclaimed how great they were! I had no worries on my wedding day and it was an absolute hit!!

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Fantastic,terrific,exceptional,professional,wonderful- aren't enough adjectives to describe the Jon Bates Band! Easy to reach-easy to plan the special musical items for the wedding-their sound is fantastic- No one stopped dancing all night long! They have an extensive song list, and during the 2 short breaks,the taped music kept everyone on the dance floor so there were no lulls. They enhanced the wedding-weren't the show itself- I just can't recommend them highly enough! I know that we will go no where else for our next daughter's wedding music-and many guests asked for their name. They are the best ever-Anyone would be lucky to have the Jon Bates Band!

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This was the first time in my life that I had a need to hire a full, 10-piece band. I was nervous at first, but Jon and the rest of the band made the whole process so easy. To put it simply, they are AWESOME! They listened carefully to my requests and made the whole night amazing! They played song after song and each time I would say to myself, "I love this song!". They really did a fantastic job and had the whole crowd dancing. I would not only recommend them for any other couple thinking of having a band for their wedding, but am trying to come up with a good excuse myself to hire them again soon. :) Thank you!

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I can't recommend the Jon Bates Band enough! I booked them to play at my mom's 60th birthday party. Leading up to the event, Jon was super accommodating- He visited our venue on multiple occasions to ensure the best possible set up. During the party, Jon and the band were flexible with our schedule and prepared to play a special song upon my mom's arrival. Everyone at the party remarked how talented the band was and wanted information on where they could hear them play again! To top it off the band was super sweet to my 18-month-old son. The Jon Bates Band totally made the party, I would definitely book them again!

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The Jon Bates Band was a pleasure to work with. Not only were they super accommodating but they handled our requests with professionalism and honesty. Being a musician myself, I was extremely picky in how we were going to have play at our wedding. The Jon Bates Band is an extremely talented group of musicians that I wouldn't hesitate to hire again. They truly knew how to rock the house. All of our guests complemented us on what a great band they were, which tells you how good they are right there.

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Ain't No Other Man
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Ain’t Nobody
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Ain't Too Proud To Beg
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All I Wanna Do (Is Have Some Fun)
Sheryl Crow
All My Lovin'
The Beatles
All Night Long
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All The Single Ladies
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All The Things You Are
Frank Sinatra
Almost Like Being In Love
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Always And Forever
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As Time Goes By
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Back In Love Again
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Because You Loved Me
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Come Away With Me
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Beyonce
Crazy Love
Van Morrison
Cruisin Together
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Crush
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Daddy’s Little Girl
The Mills Brothers
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Sly & The Family Stone
Dancing In The Dark
Bruce Springsteen
Dancing Queen
ABBA
Devil Went Down To Georgia
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Dock Of The Bay
Otis Redding
Don’t Know Why
Norah Jones
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Michael Jackson
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Every Breath You Take
The Police
Everything
Michael Buble
Everything I Do
Bryan Adams
Everytime I Close My Eyes
Babyface
Everytime You Go Away
Paul Young
Far Far Away
Wilco
Feel Like Makin' Love
Roberta Flack
Feelin' Good
Jennifer Hudson (Nina Simone)
Feels Like Home
Chantal Kreviazuk
Fell In Love With A Boy
Joss Stone
Fly Me To The Moon
Tony Bennett
Forever And Ever Amen
Randy Travis
Forget You
Cee Lo Green
Free
Zac Brown Band
Free Me
Joss Stone
Friend Of The Devil
Grateful Dead
Friends In Low Places
Garth Brooks
Get Here
Oleta Adams
Get Lucky
Daft Punk
Get Ready
The Temptations
Get This Party Started
Pink
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Cyndi Lauper
Give Up The Funk (We Want The Funk)
Parliament Funkadelic
Good Times
Chic
Halo
Beyonce
Happy
Pharrell
Harvest Moon
Neil Young
Have I Told You Lately
Van Morrison
Heard It Through The Grapevine
Gladys Knight & The Pips
Hey Baby (Drop It To The Floor)
Pitbull (featuring T-Pain)
Hey Pocky Way
The Meters
Higher And Higher
Jackie Wilson
Higher Ground
Stevie Wonder
Ho Hey
Lumineers
Holiday
Madonna
Home
Phillip Phillips
How Sweet It Is
Marvin Gaye (James Taylor)
I Can't Help Falling In Love
Elvis Presley
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie)
The Temptations
I Don’t Want To Wait In Vain
Bob Marley
I Feel The Earth Move
Carole King
I Got You (I Feel Good)
James Brown
I Got You Babe
Sonny & Cher
I Gotta Feeling
Black Eyed Peas
I Hope You Dance
Lee Ann Womack
I Like It Like That
Blackout Allstars
I Love The Way You Love Me
Michael Montgomery
I Loved Her First
Heartland
I Was Here
Beyonce
I Will Always Love You
Whitney Houston
I’ll Take You There
The Staple Singers
I'm Yours
Jason Mraz
If I Ain't Got You
Alicia Keys
If I Could Build My World Around You
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
In My Daughter’s Eyes
Martina McBride
In My Life
The Beatles
In The Mood
Glenn Miller
In Your Eyes
Peter Gabriel
Inseparable
Natalie Cole
Into The Mystic
Van Morrison
It Had To Be You
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Jump In The Line (Shake Senora)
Harry Belafonte
Just Dance
Lady Gaga featuring Colby O’Donis
Just Friends
Musiq Soulchild
Just My Imagination
The Temptations
Just The Two Of Us
Bill Withers
Just The Way You Are
Billy Joel
Just The Way You Are
Bruno Mars
Just The Way You Look Tonight
Frank Sinatra
Kind And Generous
Natalie Merchant
Kiss
Prince
Knock On Wood
Eddie Floyd
LOVE
Nat King Cole / Natalie Cole
Lady
Lionel Richie
Lady Marmalade
Patti Labelle
Land Down Under
Men At Work
Landslide
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Last Dance
Donna Summer
Lean On Me
Bill Withers
Let's Get It On
Marvin Gaye
Let’s Get It Started
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Let's Groove Tonight
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Let’s Stay Together
Al Green
Living On A Prayer
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Lonely Boy
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Love And Happiness
Al Green
Love On Top
Beyonce
Love Sneakin' Up On You
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Lovely Day
Bill Withers
Lucky
Jason Mraz / Colbie Callait
Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel)
Billy Joel
Mack The Knife
Bobby Darin
Make It With You
Bread
Make You Feel My Love
Adele
Margaritaville
Jimmy Buffet
Maria Maria
Santana
Marry Me
Train
Marry You
Bruno Mars
Melt With You
Modern English
Mercy
Duffy
Midnight Hour
Wilson Pickett
Mighty Love
Spinners
Mony Mony
Tommy James & The Shondells
Moondance
Van Morrison
Moves Like Jagger
Maroon 5 w/ Christina Aguilera
Mustang Sally
Wilson Pickett
My First Kiss
3OH!3
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Ella Fitzgerald / Chaka Khan
My Girl
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My Love
Paul McCartney
My Romance
Diana Krall
My Wish
Rascal Flatts
Natural Woman
Aretha Franklin
Never Never Gonna Give You Up
Barry White
Never Too Much
Luther Vandross
New York
New York
Night And Day
Ella Fitzgerald
Night Time Is The Right Time
Ray Charles
No Woman
No Cry
One
U2
One And Only
Adele
One In A Million
Larry Graham
Ooh Baby Baby
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Our Love Is Here To Stay
Dinah Washington
Oye Como Va
Santana (ala Tito Puente)
Party Rock Anthem
LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and Goon Rock
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Gloria Estefan
Picture In A Frame
Tom Waits
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Natalie Cole / Bruce Springsteen
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Stevie Ray Vaughn
Proud Mary
Creedence Clearwater Revival / Ike & Tina Turner
Put It In A Love Song
Beyonce & Alicia Keys
Put Your Records On
Corinne Bailey Rae
Raise Your Glass
Pink
Respect
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Ribbon In The Sky
Stevie Wonder
Rock Steady
Aretha Franklin
Route 66
Natalie Cole
Run Around
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Satin Doll
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Satisfaction
Rolling Stones
Save The Last Dance For Me
Michael Buble (Drifters)
Sea Of Love
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Secrets
One Republic
September
Earth Wind & Fire
Sexy Back
Justin Timberlake
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Michael Jackson
She Loves You
The Beatles
She Will Be Loved
Maroon 5
She’s More
Andy Griggs
Shotgun
Junior Walker & The Allstars
Shout
The Isley Brothers (Blues Brothers)
Shower The People
James Taylor
Signed
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Nirvana
Smooth
Santana (with Rob Thomas)
Someone Like You
Van Morrison
Something
The Beatles
Something To Talk About
Bonnie Raitt
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
(various versions)
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Sam & Dave
Stand By Me
Ben E. King
Start Me Up
Rolling Stones
Stayin’ Alive
Bee Gees
Still The One
Shania Twain
Stitched Up
John Mayer
Straighten Up And Fly Right
Natalie Cole
Suit And Tie
Justin Timberlake
Summertime
Pearl Bailey
Superstition
Stevie Wonder
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Neil Diamond
Sweet Home Alabama
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sweet Thing
Rufus with Chaka Khan
Take Me Home Tonight
Eddie Money
Thank You Thank U Falletinme Be Mice Elf
Sly & The Family Stone
That’s How Strong Our Love Is
Otis Redding
That’s How You Know It’s Love
Deana Carter
That's The Way I Like It
KC & The Sunshine Band
That's What Friends Are For
(multiple artists)
The Gambler
Kenny Rogers
The Luckiest
Ben Folds
The Only One
The Black Keys
The Times Of Your Life
Paul Anka
The Wedding Song
Peter Yarrow (Peter
Them There Eyes
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There Will Never Be Another You
Frank Sinatra
This Must Be The Place
Talking Heads
This Will Be An Everlasting Love
Natalie Cole
Through The Years
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Time After Time
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Troublemaker
Olly Murs ft. Flo Rida
True Companion
Marc Cohn
Try A Little Tenderness
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Tupelo Honey
Van Morrison
Two Of The Lucky Ones
The Droge And Summers Blend
Unchained Melody
The Righteous Brothers
Under The Boardwalk
The Drifters
Unforgettable
Nat King Cole / Natalie Cole
Unwritten
Natasha Bedingfield
Uptight (Everything Is Alright)
Stevie Wonder
Use Me
Bill Withers
Use Somebody
Kings Of Leon
Vehicle
Ides Of March / Blood Sweat & Tears
Walking On Sunshine
Katrina & The Waves
Wanna Be Startin’ Something
Michael Jackson
We Are Family
Sister Sledge
We Found Love
Rihanna
We're In This Love Together
Al Jarreau
What A Wonderful World
Louie Armstrong
What Would You Say
Dave Matthews Band
Whatever It Is
Zac Brown Band
What’s Goin’ On
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When A Man Loves A Woman
Percy Sledge
When I Fall In Love
Nat King Cole
When I'm Sixty-Four
The Beatles
When You Say Nothing At All
Alison Krauss
Who Can It Be Now
Men At Work
Wild Nights
John Mellencamp & Me'Shell NdegéOcello
Wind Beneath My Wings
Bette Midler
Wonderful Tonight
Eric Clapton
You And Tequila
Kenny Chesney (feat. Grace Potter)
You Are The Best Thing
Ray LaMontagne
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Stevie Wonder
You Da One
Rihanna
You Make My Dreams Come True
Hall & Oates
You Send Me
Sam Cooke (Aretha Franklin)
You Should Be Dancing
Bee Gees
You’re The First
The Last
Your Song
Elton John
You've Got A Friend
Donny Hathaway / Roberta Flack version
A Moment Like This
Kelly Clarkson
All About The Bass
Meghan Trainor
All Of Me
John Legend
And The Beat Goes On
The Whispers
Banana Pancakes
Jack Johnson
Boom Clap
Charli XCX
Born This Way
Gaga
Dear Future Husband
Meghan Trainor
Elvis Presley Medley (Rock 'n Roll Hits)
Elvis Presley
Family Affair
Mary J. Blige
Father And Daughter
Paul Simon
Fly Me To The Moon
Bennett
Golden
Jill Scott
Got To Be Real
Cheryl Lynn
Happy
Pharrell Williams
Heartbeat Song
Kelly Clarkson
I Choose You
Sara Bareilles
If It's Magic
Stevie Wonder
If You're Wondering If I Want You To
Weezer
Jump In The Line (Shake Señora)
Harry Belafonte
Just In Case
Jaheim
Kiss You All Over
Clarence Carter
L.O.V.E.
Nat King Cole / Natalie Cole
Latch
Sam Smith
Late In The Evening
Paul Simon
Lay Lady Lay
Bob Dylan
Lay Me Down
Sam Smith & John Legend
Life Is Short Even On Its Longest Days
John Melencamp
Little Red Wagon
Miranda Lambert
Mine
Taylor Swift
Mirrors
Justin Timberlake
Never Grow Up
Taylor Swift
New York New York
Frank Sinatra
No Woman No Cry
Bob Marley
Offering
The Avett Brothers
Outstanding
The Gap Band
Power Of Love
Huey Lewis & The News
Power Of Two
Indigo Girls
Safe and Sound
Capital Cities
Shake It Off
Taylor Swift
Signed Sealed Delivered
Stevie Wonder
Stronger
Kelly Clarkson
Stuck With You
Huey Lewis & The News
Sugar
Maroon 5
That’s How Strong Our Love Is
Redding
The Girl
City & Colour
Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran
This Will Be Our Year
Pablo
Treasure
Bruno Mars
Until You Come Back To Me
Aretha Franklin
Uptown Funk
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
XO
Beyonce
You’re The First
The Last My Everything
Cover Band
50s Band
60s Band
70s Band
80s Band
90s Band
Dance Band
Funk Band
Jazz Band
Pop Band
Swing Band
Top 40 Band
Variety Band
R&B Band
Soul Band
Classic Rock Band
Southern Rock Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
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
Christmas Parties
Quinceañeras
Please note The Jon Bates Band will also travel to Bedford Hills, Goldens Bridge, Amawalk, Cross River, Lincolndale, Mount Kisco, Purdys, Bedford, Granite Springs, Shenorock, Somers, Waccabuc, Baldwin Place, Croton Falls, Millwood, Yorktown Heights, Chappaqua, Jefferson Valley, North Salem, Pound Ridge.
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