What are you looking for in a great band?
-Dynamic stage presence?
-Attention to detail?
-Communication with the band from the time you book the date to your event?
Black & Blue Experience is the smart choice:
All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor
All the Single Ladies - Beyonce
Bang Band - Jessi J., Arianna Grande, Nicki Minaj
California Girls - Katy Perry
Cooler Than Me - Mike Posner
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Crazy in Love - Beyonce
DJ Got Us Falling in Love - Usher
Dynamite - Taio Cruz
Fallin' - Alicia Keys
Happy - Pharrell
I Like the Way You Move - OutKast
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
Locked Out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Moves like Jagger - Maroon Five
No One - Alicia Keys
Please Don't Stop the Music - Rhianna
Poker Face - Lady Gaga
Rolling in the Deep - Adele
Suit & Tie - Jay Z & Justin Timberlake
Style - Taylor Swift
Tic Toc - Ke$ha
Tonight’s Gonna be a Good Night - Black Eyed Peas
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
You Are the Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne
70’s - 90’s Hits
Ain't No Stopping Us Now - McFadden and Whitehead
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
Bad Girls - Donna Summer
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Boogie Oogie Oogie - Touch of Honey
Brickhouse - Commodores
Car Wash - Rose Royce
Celebration - Kool and The Gang
Dancing Queen - ABBA
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
Good Times - Chic
Hero - Mariah Carey
Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
Human Nature - Michael Jackson
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
I'll Be Around - Spinners
It's Raining Men - The Weather Girls
Jungle Boogie - Kool and the Gang
Kiss - Prince
Lady - Commodores
Lady Marmalade - Patti LaBelle
Ladies Night - Kool and the Gang
Last Dance - Donna Summer
Le Freak - Chic
Let it Whip - Dazz Band
Let's Get it On - Marvin Gaye
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
Purple Rain - Prince
Rapper's Delight - Sugar Hill Gang
September - Earth, Wind and Fire
Shake Your Booty - KC & The Sunshine Band
Shining Star - Manhattans
Smooth Operator - Sade
Song for Mama - Boyz II Men
Stuck On You - Lionel Richie
Sweet Thang - Chaka Khan
That's The Way (I Like It) - KC & The Sunshine Band
The Electric Slide - Marcia Griffith
The Lady in My Life - Michael Jackson
The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
Used to Be My Girl - The O'Jays
Wanna Be Starting Something - Michael Jackson
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
You Are - Lionel Richie
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, Be Happy - Tams
Carolina Girls - Chairmen of The Board
Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You - Frankie Valli
Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin
Do You Love Me - The Contours
Double Shot - Swingin' Medallions
Having a Party - Sam Cooke
Hey Baby - Bruce Channel
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 Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) - Four Tops
I Love Beach Music - Embers
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Just My Imagination - Temptations
Lady Soul - Temptations
Little Red Book - Drifters
Love Train - 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 - Smokey Robinson
Reach Out (I’ll Be There) - Four Tops
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
Standing in the Shadows of Love - Four Tops
Stay - Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs
Strokin' - Clarence Carter
Superstitious - Stevie Wonder
The Tighten Up - Archie Bell & The Drells
The Twist - Chubby Checker
Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers
Under The Boardwalk - Drifters
Up On The Roof - Drifters
When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge
With This Ring - Platters
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 Classic Rock
Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Cinderella - Steven Curtis Chapman
Crazy Love - Van Morrison
Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
God Bless the Broken Road - Rascal Flatts
God Gave Me You - Blake Shelton
I Hope You Dance - LeeAnn Womack
In My Life - The Beatles
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Pressley
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers
Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
Old Time Rock & Roll - Bob Seger
Proud Mary - Tina Turner/Ike Turner
Rocky Top - Osborne Brothers
Sara Smile - Hall and Oates
Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
Smooth - Rob Thomas/Santana
Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver
Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker
Standards, Swing, and Jazz
At Last - Etta James
Don't Know Why - Norah Jones
Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
Girl From Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobim
It Had to Be You - Frank Sinatra
Love’s a Many Splendored Thing - Nat King Cole
My Funny Valentine - Chaka Khan
New York, New York - Frank Sinatra
The Very Thought of You - Natalie Cole
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Father of the Bride
Truly unbelievable!!! Party rocked entire time!!! I asked Bobby to not take late break because of fear of losing people. Well... They didn't and it was wild! Bobby even said that it was one of the BEST RECEPTIONS THEY HAVE PLAYED FOR EVER! My brother in law sings and he brought the house down with Georgia on my Mind!! Then his son who is also incredible, and looks like a model, sang Frank Sinatra!!! People were going crazy!
Thanks very much for your help in making my only daughter's wedding very very special. She was a beautiful bride and I was the proudest dad on the planet Saturday night!!! What an unforgettable weekend!!!
Bowling Rock Country Club
WOW WOW you & your band were the hit of our wedding reception!! We have heard it over & over again how great the band was & how you kept the party rolling!! We could not have been any happier with your performance. You were such a pleasure to work with…you were so careful to deliver exactly what we wanted and we appreciate your attention to planning & executing a great night for us. The girls interacting with the guests, the horn players leading Carson & Parker in & out, and your rhythm section were all fantastic!! I called Larry immediately & told him that he was spot on when he recommended Black & Blue!
I will recommend Black & Blue at every chance I get! Thank you again for making our wedding reception the most fun party ever!!
Charlotte Country Club
Its almost been a month since our party at the Myers Park Country Club, so I apologize for my delay in sending this email. But it has been on my mind to follow up with both of you to let you know how thrilled we were with the performance of the Black and Blue Experience. They did an incredible job, kept everyone dancing and entertained and simply made the party!
And beyond the actual music, it was a pleasure working with Bobby. Thanks Bobby for being so professional and prepared. It was so helpful to know that you would do a great job of introducing everyone and keep the party going. That allowed me and my family to just enjoy the evening, and that we did!
WOW! I heard y'all were good,but you absolutely exceeded our expectations! Thank you for a wonderful evening. I expect you will be a regular fixture on the Charleston party scene. The BEST! Hope to see you all soon.
Black and Blue Experience was AMAZING!! So professional, talented, and well rounded. They had our entire membership on the dance floor the whole night. Guests actually were talking about the band around town afterwards because I had Tracy from the Bascom email me to ask “Who was the band for your men’s member guest awards dinner? I have people telling me about how great the band was and that I need to hire them.”
Thank you so much Ellie for your help in the hiring process, you hit it out of the ballpark!
Mother of the Bride
I just wanted to tell you how absolutely fabulous you were at our daughter’s wedding on Saturday night at The Club at Longview! Everyone has said that you were the best band ever and they had the most fun of any wedding that they have been too! I absolutely agree.
Everyone was thrilled (and surprised) that you just kept playing straight through – good call on your part! And everyone in the band was spectacular! I’m sorry that I didn’t meet everyone individually, but each was just super.
If you need any sort of recommendation or anything, please let us know. I have to say, the number one thing that we wanted for the whole wedding was a great band that really got everyone dancing, and really engaged the audience and the wedding party, etc. You totally did that – and it was wonderful. That is what we were looking for when we watched your video initially, and that didn’t really come across that much. But our friend, Rebecca Pressly (you played at her daughter Tucker’s wedding), recommended you and said that this was the best band that we could ever get. I’m so glad we listened to her.
So, thank you again for making our event a wonderful success. Everything was totally perfect!
Well, they did it again. Black and Blue outperformed themselves at the Shwedo wedding on Sat, night at CCC. Just when I thought I would be in all settled in for exactly what to expect, I was blown away by their spectacular performance! Most importantly, their magic for interacting with the crowd was over the top. Their playlist was to perfection. They can play anything! Ted was at his best as was the entire band. Greg on bass still captures the heart of every female there with his talent and personable stage presence. The saxophonist was one of the best I have ever witnessed as were the two new female leads. Once again, their performance proved that the "music is everything!" And believe me, it was the best part of the evening. People want music they can dance to and this was one of those crowds that responded to everything from Motown to current hits!
Thanks for making it happen for the Shwedo's. I will continue to refer them to all of my friends! I heard many comments on how kind they were to everyone and so easy to work with!
Sarah and I are now officially married and I want to again thank you for helping us book “The Black & Blue Experience” as our wedding reception band/entertainment. We could not have been more pleased with our experience with them (from working with Bobby beforehand to the band the day of our wedding). Everyone in attendance was thoroughly impressed and could not say enough nice things about their performance! The musical talent can certainly help make or break a wedding experience and they certainly helped make ours truly special!
Mother of the Bride
Black and Blue was fantastic. Even the "old" folks stayed late due to their sound and enthusiasm. It was a good strategy for them to play continuously for 3 hours - without the breaks, the guests never left the dance floor.
Thank you for your flexibility in the scheduling of the trio for the first 45 minutes - that created an atmosphere that made our guests feel welcome.
I know that several of the guests gave testimonials and please add mine. The musicians and singers were top notch and well worth the splurge!!!
Mother of the Bride
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!
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.
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.
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!!!!
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 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.
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.
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.
Mother of the Bride
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!
Peace River Center Auction
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!
Heart Society of Gaston County
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!
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
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.
Events Coordinator DNC 2012
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.
Landon, Caroline, & Jason
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.
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!
Mother of the Bride
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.
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!