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BLACK & BLUE EXPERIENCE has entertained audiences in some of the most stylish and elegant nightclubs worldwide - from the Virgin Islands to Puerto Rico, and across the eastern United States and Canada. Audiences, young and old alike, look forward to every BLACK & BLUE EXPERIENCE performance.

Professionalism being BLACK & BLUE EXPERIENCE's trademark, the customer is the first priority to Ted Hall. Ted, the band manager, says, "The most important thing is to keep your audience entertained from the minute you hit the stage right through the last song of the night."

Whether performing a strictly choreographed stageshow or playing to a dance crowd, BLACK & BLUE EXPERIENCE is one of the most versatile groups on the music circuit today. From Golden Oldies to current Top 40, this talented group of musicians can switch to any type of musical format with ease. The group consists of twelve superstar performers, featuring a front line of  three beautiful and dedicated female vocalists , along with Ted and another male. Additionally, the band has a smoking three-piece horn section and a rocking four-piece rhythm section

Throughout the years, this band's success has come from hard work and dedication. Even after this many years, the members of BLACK & BLUE will not accept complacency. With new goals to strive for and accomplish, the future of BLACK & BLUE EXPERIENCE will continually prove to be an exciting challenge.

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  • Contemporary and Dance
    California Girls - Katy Perry
    Cooler Than Me - Mike Posner
    Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
    Crazy in Love - Beyonce
    DJ Got Us Falling in Love - Usher
    Don't Know Why - Norah Jones
    Dynamite - Taio Cruz
    Fallin' - Alicia Keys
    Hero - Mariah Carey
    I Like the Way You Move - OutKast
    I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
    If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
    No One - Alicia Keys
    Please Don't Stop the Music - Rhianna
    Poker Face - Lady Gaga
    Rolling in the Deep - Adele
    Tic Toc - Ke$ha
    Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
    You Are the Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne
  • Dance and Party Music
    Ain't No Stopping Us Now - McFadden and Whitehead
    Bad Girls - Donna Summer
    Boogie Oogie Oogie - Touch of Honey
    Car Wash - Rose Royce
    Dancing Queen - ABBA
    Good Times - Chic
    Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
    I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
    It's Raining Men - The Weather Girls
    Last Dance - Donna Summer
    Le Freak - Chic
    Proud Mary - Tina Turner/Ike Turner
    Rapper's Delight - Sugar Hill Gang
    Shake Your Booty - K. C. & The Sunshine Band
    That's The Way - K. C. & The Sunshine Band
    The Electric Slide - Marcia Griffith
    We Are Family - Sister Sledge
  • Motown, Oldies, and Beach
    39-21-40 Shape - The Showmen
    Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye/Tammy Terrell
    Ain't No Woman Like the One I Got - Four Tops
    Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing - Marvin Gaye/Tammy Terrell
    Ain't Too Proud To Beg - Temptations
    Be Young, Be Foolish - Tams
    Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Pressley
    Carolina Girls - Chairmen Of The Board
    Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin
    Do You Love Me - The Contours
    Double Shot - Swingin' Medallions
    Having a Party - Sam Cooke
    Hey Baby - Bruce Channel
    Hey Baby - The Showmen
    Higher & Higher - Jackie Wilson
    Hold On I'm Coming - Sam & Dave
    Hot Nuts - Doug Clark
    How Sweet It Is to Be Loved By You - Marvin Gaye
    I Love Beach Music - Embers
    Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
    Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Pressley
    Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
    Just My Imagination - Temptations
    Lady Soul - Temptations
    Little Red Book - Drifters
    Lovetrain - The O'Jays
    Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
    Miss Grace - The Tyme
    Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
    My Girl - Temptations
    My Guy - Mary Wells
    Ooh, Baby Baby - Smoky Robinson
    Respect - Aretha Franklin
    Shout - Otis Day & The Knights
    Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
    Sixty Minute Man - The Dominoes
    Smoke Gets in Your Eyes - Platters
    Soulman - Sam & Dave
    Stay - Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs
    Strokin' - Clarence Carter
    Sugar Pie Honey Bunch - Four Tops
    Superstitious - Stevie Wonder
    The Tighten Up - Archie Bell & The Drells
    The Twist - Chubby Checker
    Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers
    Under The Boardwalk - Drifters
    Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
    Up On The Roof - Drifters
    Used to Be My Girl - The O'Jays
    With This Ring - Platters
    You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker
    You Send Me - Sam Cooke
    You're All I Need to Get By - Marvin Gaye/Tammy Terrell
    You've Lost That Loving Feeling - Righteous Brothers
    Your Precious Love - Marvin Gaye/Tammy Terrell
  • Country and Rock
    Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
    Crazy Love - Van Morrison
    Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
    God Bless the Broken Road - Rascal Flatts
    I Hope You Dance - LeeAnn Womack
    Long Train Running - Dooby Brothers
    Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
    Old Time Rock & Roll - Bob Seger
    Rocky Top - Osborne Brothers
    Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
    Smooth - Rob Thomas/Santana
  • R&B, Funk, and Disco
    Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
    Billy Jean - Michael Jackson
    Brickhouse - Commodores
    Don't Stop Till You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
    Easy - Commodores
    Fantasy - Earth, Wind and Fire
    Get Down on it - Kool and the Gang
    Get on Up - James Brown
    Human Nature - Michael Jackson
    I Feel Good - James Brown
    I'll Be Around - Spinners
    Jungle Boogie - Kool and the Gang
    Kiss - Prince
    Lady - Commodores
    Lady Marmalade - Patti LaBelle
    Lady's Night - Kool and the Gang
    Let it Whip - Dazz Band
    Let's Get it On - Marvin Gay
    Let's Groove Tonight - Earth, Wind and Fire
    Let's Stay Together - Al Green
    Love and Happiness - Al Green
    Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Knight
    Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
    September - Earth, Wind and Fire
    Shining Star - Manhattans
    Stuck On You - Lionel Richie
    Sweet Thang - Chaka Khan
    Wanna Be Starting Something - Michael Jackson
    What's Going On - Marvin Gay
    When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge
    Wonderful Tonight - Damage
  • Standards, Swing, and Jazz
    At Last - Etta James
    Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
    Girl From Ipanema - Tom Jobim
    It Had to Be You - Frank Sinatra
    New York, New York - Frank Sinatra
    The Very Thought of You - Natalie Cole
    The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
    What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

Private Party

Our Black and Blue experience was awesome! They had the crowd participating all night and everyone just raved about them. It was a good night! We loved having the saxophonist playing as guest arrived. Truly great all the way around!

Jenny L.
5/31/14

50th Birthday Party

As you know we used Black and Blue for my husbands 50th birthday and thought they were amazing, hence we hired them for the wedding.

There is no way to adequately describe, thank, enthuse, gush, carry on or otherwise say how amazing they were this past weekend. We had very high expectations and they exceeded them all! Every single member of their "team" treated us like family, responded to every request, every favor, every change in timing.

I won't even waste your time talking about what fabulous musicians they are (that is a given, of course). The true story of this band is their showmanship, their ability to draw in the crowd and hold it in the palm of their hand! I had the CEO of one of the worlds largest banks ask me how to get in touch with y'all (his son getting married in October ). No one, young or old was immune to the fun! If I had a nickel for every time someone said, "this is the best party I have EVER been to!" I could have, we'll . . . Paid for the band, hahaha (worth EVERY penny)!

We have not had a party in ten years where we did not use your company. There is a reason, even when the event isn't big enough for a band like Black and Blue, you still send us amazing talent.

Thank you, sincerely, for our amazing weekend.

Dede M.
1/18/14

Private Party

We were very pleased with them, and they were very accommodating and easy to work with. I felt like I had a good handle on things after a couple of conversations with Bobby Hall. They were fun, and we had a good response from the crowd as far as dancing, etc. we would hire them all over again.

Sydnor P.
11/29/13

Corporate Event

Black and Blue Experience was a blast!!!! We loved how they got the audience involved and got people dancing! We couldn't believe they played for 3 straight hours without a break. We couldn't have asked for a better band. I would recommend them to anyone!!!!

Ashton P.
Creative Coordinator
7/20/13

Bride

I just got back from my honeymoon and we could not stop talking about how AMAZING you and your band were. We and ALL of our guests were absolutely thrilled with your performance. We really could not have been happier. 

Thanks again!

Jessica U.
Bride
6/29/13

Bride

Thanks for making our reception truly memorable. Of all the decisions and vendors we chose, Black & Blue Experience was by far our best decision. Our main goal for the reception was making sure everyone was on the dance floor, having a great time. Your band did an incredible job ensuring that happened and you guys were absolutely the highlight of the evening. Everyone was raving about you guys! Thank you again, and I wish you and your band the best.

Jessica U.
Bride
6/29/13

Corporate Event

The only thing I can say is oh my gosh...They were f a n t a s t i c. I had heard them before and I believe they had gotten better. If you can believe that. I have heard nothing but good things about the band. I would highly recommend them. People are still talking about them.

Kim R.
5/23/13

Mother of the Bride

We had the most wonderful evening, everything was fabulous. I think the icing on the cake was the Black and Blue Band. They were FABULOUS!! Not only the best music ever, but their interaction with the guest was beyond our expectation. I don’t think there was a person there who did not stop to tell us how much they loved them, from the first song on! I think the best compliment is the fact from the youngest to the oldest, they all said they were the best band.

Gaye R.
Mother of the Bride
4/06/13

Auction

Absolutely fabulous! So very professional and anxious to see that everyone there enjoyed the music - which they did. We were especially impressed with their professionalism - no drinking, willingness to begin immediately after the live auction - this is an absolute first! It kept the party going between the auction and the music and there was no lull. And of course - their performance rocked! We have heard not one negative word - but it is all over facebook that the band was AWESOME!

Margaret P.
Peace River Center Auction
2/09/13

Fundraiser Gala

Saturday night was amazing! The band (Black and Blue) made our Heart Ball. They are so awesome. Our guests were still dancing at midnight and I think they would have stayed for several more hours if they had the opportunity! I lost count of how many guests asked me to book them again for next year! And the neat thing is that not only are they so talented, but they are so helpful and professional. What a special group of people!

Renee A.
Heart Society of Gaston County
2/02/13

Honeywell Corporate Event

Just wanted to say thank you so much for doing such a great job Saturday night...there were a lot of great comments Monday when I returned to work...you and your people really made everyone feel like a part of the group and they enjoyed the evening. That just tickled me to death!

Joyce J.
Honeywell

Bride & Groom

My husband and I would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation to the band Black & Blue for an evening that will live on in the memories of our family and friends for years to come. Their professionalism and presentation were outstanding. Their interaction with the audience on stage was fantastic and most courteous and delightful to talk with. No one could stay seated, and some guests insisted they play longer. We would highly recommend Black & Blue for any occasion.

Bride & Groom

Wedding/Event Planner

You asked us what we wanted in a band when we booked them and you listened to us...we wanted a band that would play all of the oldies, interact with our guests and get the grandparents on their feet dancing...and boy did Black & Blue have that covered! If I could get in touch with every bride who is planning her reception today, I would tell her to give Black & Blue a close look before she did anything else. They are a perfect band for a fun, classy reception.

Cammie Schroeder T.

Events Coordinator - DNC 2012

It was amazing... we had a blast and more importantly delegates loved all of it.

It is all over my facebook and eastcoast and the guys are getting tons of kudos- ted passed out tons of cards as I did.

Beth M.
Events Coordinator DNC 2012

Wedding

We cannot thank you enough for coming up to northern Michigan to play for our reception... your band was truly amazing and set the tone for a fun and memorable evening. Our guests have mentioned countless times how much they loved the band and how GREAT you all were!! We will definitely recommend your band to anyone we know in need of entertainment. Jason and I are living in Atlanta now so I hope that we might go to a wedding or party down south where you might be playing so we can hear ya’ll again.

Thank you so much... you were fabulous!!!!

Landon, Caroline, & Jason
8/04/12

Wedding Guest

Just wanted to let you know that Black and Blue's performance on Saturday, May 21st at Grandfather for my friend. The wedding was over the top! I have seen them many times but their energy on Saturday was incredible. It was a great crowd to perform for, but Ted got them going early and not a soul, not even the Grandparents did not remain engaged the entire evening. Its like he knew the perfect timing for this. I have learned, that timing is everything when it comes to the marriage of the artist and the audience to make the perfect evening. ...I am so glad they will be back for the nine o'clocks this Christmas... Both Hester and Sarah were so kind to one of Tucker's (bride) friends who sang in the ceremony. Ted invited her to accompany Sarah on "AT Last" and their friends went crazy.....involving the audience means so much to a crowd, especially one like this one.....proof that Music is everything to the success of any reception!!! Forget the flower budget! Ted is good at reading his crowd...and so are Hester, Sarah and the entire band.

He obviously had added the horns and they were amazing. Yes, I am an avid fan but everyone in the room fell in love with them that evening. I lost count of how many people came up to me and asked me who they were, and where they were from.

George (father of bride) said he definitely got his money's worth....made me feel good for all!

Becky M.
Wedding Guest
5/21/12

Mother of the Bride

It was great!!! They are soooooooooooo good. Everyone is asking about them. We will use them again. This is the second wedding they have done for us and we couldn't be happier!

Linda B.
Mother of the Bride
6/25/11

Wedding

Black and Blue was awesome!!!! Ted was a pleasure to work with and the band was outstanding. They played from 7:30 - 11:30 with only one break, when we cut the cake. The band kept the guests engaged and dancing all night. I think most danced the night away. They have a great play list and the female vocals are wonderful. A friend of ours from Connecticut was blown away by the band and is thinking of getting them to play in the near future. Thank you for your help.

Trina B.
5/31/11

Private Party

Our dance was FANTASTIC!! - in large part due to the band, Black and Blue. The day was cold and rainy - 5.5 inches between 10 am and 1 am - and we appreciated everyone who braved the elements - and those who came loved it according to all the calls and notes I have received. The band played great dance music, but best of all they incorporated the guests in the show. It was a debut party and they brought all the girls up on stage to sing with them and then they had all the dads come up to sing "My Girl" to their daughters. From that point on everyone was rocking! The dance floor was packed and everyone was out dancing and having a great time. The band continued to interact with the dancers and had everyone laughing, dancing and feeling a part of a total experience.Since the party I continue to have people come up to me and say, not just that it was a beautiful party, but that they had more fun that night than they have had in years. One good friend said they danced so much that night they were sore for 3 days. My husband, who dances once at each dance because I won't go home until we do, never came off the dance floor for the last two hours of the party!

Looking at the pictures afterwards, the good time everyone was having is written all over the smiles and excitement in their faces. In addition, my daughter had the time of her life and made the whole debut experience (which she wasn't sure about before) a success. Thank you for helping me find a great band! I enthusiastically recommend Black and Blue to anyone looking for great dance music and a fantastically fun party!

Winfield D.
12/17/05
Black & Blue Experience