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.
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 and Jason
August 4th, 2012
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!
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.
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.
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!
December 17, 2005
JR - 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. You are always right on target with the bands. I look forward to working with you in the future.
Trina B. (May 31, 2011)
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
Larry - 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.
Please pass this on to Ted and tell him thanks for the perfect evening. George ( father of bride) said he definitely got his money's worth....made me feel good for all! ( Ted was seen at the outdoor initmate ceremony...everyone thought he was there to support Tucker..not for the PA system......!!!! Thanks.
Becky M. (May 21st, 2012)
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. (June 25th, 2011)
Mother of the Bride
Just wanted to touch base with you. 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!
Thank you so much for putting us in touch with them. You are awesome too!
Renee A. (February 2nd, 2013)
Heart Society of Gaston County
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. (February 9th, 2013)
Peace River Center Auction
Tom will get back to you later. 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. Thank you,
Gaye R. (April 6th, 2013)
Mother of the Bride
You have been on my mind! 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. I was wondering if there is any blog or website that you would like for us to share our experience on? We'd be happy to do so.
Thanks again! And please give our thanks to the rest of your team, including Chris.
Jessica U. (June 29th, 2013)
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.
Thank you for asking,
Kim R. (May 23rd, 2013)
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. (June 29th, 2013)
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. (July 20th, 2013)
Creative Coordinator, Corporate Event
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
Thanks for your guidance and suggestions
Sydnor P. (November 29th, 2013)
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.
Steve, 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. (Jan 18th, 2014)
50th Birthday Party