The Business is the real deal. Six of the best musicians around, including a horn section and powerful vocals and outstanding showmanship, deliver an unbelievable performance for any occasion. We LOVE finding the pulse of an audience and raising that pulse to create an experience far beyond the ordinary. We insist on your event being extraordinary in every way.
Everybody likes a buffet, but The Business is fine dining. Each song crafted out of our passion for the music and delivered to exceed your expectations. Each event tailored to the last detail and managed with the greatest of ease. And each show delivered with the energy and enthusiasm that will cause you and your guests to forget the rest of the world for a while and fully enjoy the moment. That is The Business and that is our guarantee of a great time.
We created a song list around our personalities and not the other way around because it is important to us that what we do is authentic. That commitment has served us so well and we have seen the crowd response so over the top, week after week, that we don't even feel bad anymore when we say, "No, we do not play any Bruno Mars". All of the songs that we play are familiar, but you've never heard them like this. We play this music as if we wrote it. The result is a concert-like, high energy, engaging and most importantly, REAL experience.
We work very hard in the weeks leading up to your event to know every detail and expectation and we work hand-in-hand with planners and coordinators so that the mechanics of an event never get in the way of the event itself. The Business is as professional as the name implies, but once the business has been taken care of, The
Business takes care of the party. We guarantee a great time.
Thank you so much for making Saturday night so much fun!! It seemed to me that the dance floor was packed from the moment it opened through the last s...
The Business was WONDERFUL! We have nothing but positive things to say about them. All of our friends and family can't stop talking about what a great...
The Business was so AWESOME!! We really loved them so much. Everyone was asking about them!! I thought they were great to work with and our venue made...
I cannot begin to tell you how INCREDIBLE the band was at our wedding on April 23. They were absolutely fabulous and exceeded my expectations by far!...
Hi Ellie – Everything was fantastic. The Business was the perfect band for this party and certainly exceeded our expectations. We will not hesitate ...
They were AMAZING!!!
I love working with Jim and his band. They look great sound great and do such a great job!!
Aria and I wanted to let you know how much we appreciate the Business being part of our wedding celebration! We were so incredibly impressed with you...
THEY WERE AMAZING!!! Everyone danced until the very last song, and even chanted for an encore....and so they came back on and performed one last song ...
The Band was out standing. They were so cute with the flower girls and the dancing fool of a ring bearer during their set up. The music was OUTSTANDI...
I cannot say enough good things about Business! We were absolutely thrilled with their performance, not to mention their professionalism, kindness, a...
-Jenna & Keith-
This is Alice, but I think I can speak for everyone when I say the Business was wonderful at our reception. I had so many compliments from our ...
The Business was WONDERFUL. The music was great and everyone was dancing all night long. I’ve received lots of compliments from friends ab...
Our event went extremely well! As I remembered from our last encounter, Jim and the band were very courteous, professional and were absolutel...
Jim and the Business were so Amazing and professional on Sunday night. They are all so friendly and the members were very impressed!
We hope to have t...
We hired The Business to play at our daughter's wedding reception on January 3rd and our guests are still talking about them! The Business made the ni...
They were great! Professional, and nice guys too. Showed up on time, and were ready to go when we needed them. Jim was very accommodating of last m...
There are not enough positive words to describe our experience. Jim and his band were fabulous - flexible and professional to the very end. We enjoyed...
I cannot say enough nice things about The Business. Not only did they provide us with amazing entertainment and music at our wedding, but Jim w...
They were great and so professional. They more than most of my vendors went out of their way to get to know my preferences ahead of time so they coul...
It was a sincere pleasure to work with Jim and your company. The entire experience was professional, but the follow up was (and continues to be) pers...
The band was incredible! They had everyone on the dance floor for four hours straight, I think the crowd even asked for an encore! We had countless gu...
Show was amazing; the members are raving, and I sure appreciate your talent! Looking forward to the next time we have opportunity to work together aga...
Jim and The Business shined at our fundraiser. Jim connects with the energy of the audience and had the crowd dancing all evening. Everyone commented ...
-Ed & Sue-
The Business was really great. They went out of their way for us to make sure everything was just perfect. We really enjoyed working with Jim- he's su...
We were beyond pleased with the reception. We had so much fun, and I know everyone else did as well. You guys kept the dance floor packed the whole ni...
You guys were great! We heard nothing but good comments. One person said that he thought you guys were the best band our association has ever hired! Y...
Our expectations were blown away! We are so happy that The Business could perform at our wedding reception and will recommend you all to anyone and ev...
Thanks so much for this message. If there were enough words to describe how amazing Business Band was, then I would do it! Seriously, they were incred...
You guys were incredible. Best experience yet for myself and I know that the family was MORE than thrilled. I cannot wait to have you guys back at one...
I want to send a big THANK YOU to each of you for helping to make our Medical Staff event on Friday a success. I really can't thank you both enough fo...
The Business was great. They even sent a thank you note for booking them which was a nice added touch. We got lots of great compliments on both the ev...
We had a fantastic weekend and your band helped make it unforgettable. Your group is so talented and you are wonderful to work with. I am sure you wil...
The Business, are true professionals who make a direct connection with audience members from the moment they hit the stage. In the world of live music...
We didn't know where to begin when trying to book a band for the reception. We wanted a group that could do music that our generation and our parents ...
Thank you all SO much for coming out for the Lenovo & Microsoft Windows 8 event on 10/25 in Morrisville NC. The event was very well attended and you g...
I cannot say thank you enough for being the most amazing band EVER! You guys made Rad and I's wedding night. It was simply perfection! Classy jazz int...
-Megan & Rad-
Please pass on to Jim Arrendell with The Business our many thanks for a fabulous wedding reception. The music was unbelievably good, and we loved the ...
You guys are so incredible. Thank you so much a thousand times over for the show your band put on and the experience you created. We couldn't have bee...
-Dana and Jess -
I just wanted to say thank you so much for making Melissa & Brad's wedding reception so much fun for them! You and your band members always do such an...
I'm Just getting back to the real world after our honeymoon in California! I want you to know we absolutely LOVED this band. Every aspect of the eveni...
Ben Harper - By My Side
Doc Poumous - You Don’t Know Me
Percy Sledge - When a Man Loves a Woman
Ray Lamontagne - You Are the Best Ting
Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
Sting - Fields of Gold
The Beatles - Yesterday
The Eagles - I Can’t Tell You Why
The Eagles - Love Will Keep us Alive
Van Morrison - Crazy Love
Van Morrison - Into The Mystic
Van Morrison - Tupelo Honey
- Classic R&B
Teeny Weeny Bit
Al Green - Here I Am Baby
Al Green - Let’s Stay Together
Al Green - Love & Happiness
Al Green - Take me to the River
B.B. King - Thrill is Gone
Ben E. King - Stand By Me
Bill Withers - Aint No Sunshine
Bill Withers - Lean On Me
Bill Withers - Use Me
Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up
Gladys Knight - I Heard it Thru the Grapevine
Marvin Gaye - Let’s Get it On
Otis Redding - Dock of the Bay
Otis Redding - Try A Little Tenderness
Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind
Ray Charles - Hallelujah I Love Her So
Ray Charles - I've Got a Woman
Sam Cooke - Baby Bring it On Home
Wilson Picket - I'm In Love
- Classic Rock
Black Crows - Hard to Handle
CCR - Down on the Corner
CCR - Proud Mary
Dobie Gray - Drift Away
Eric Clapton - Lay Down Sally
Grand Funk RR - Some Kind of Wonderful
Jimmy Buffet - Margaritaville
Peg - Steely Dan
Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Women
Rolling Stones - Miss You
Rolling Stones - U Can't Always Get What You Want
Santana - Evil Ways
The Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There
The Beatles - I Will
The Beatles - O Darlin’
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison - Domino
Van Morrison - Moondance
Van Morrison - Wild Nights
Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues
Lynyrd Skynrd - Sweet Home Alabama
Obsorne Brothers - Rocky Top
Old Crow Medicine Show - Wagon Wheel
- Current and Classic Top 40
Celo Green - Forget You
Gnarles Barklay - Crazy
John Mayer - Gravity
John Mayer - Waiting On The World To Change
Ray Lamontagne - You Are The Best Thing
- Dance and Party Music
Aretha Franklin - Chain of Fools
Bruce Springsteen - Fire
Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
Delbert McClinton - Shaky Ground
Doobie Brothers - Long Train Running
Earth Wind & Fire - September
Earth, Wind & Fire - Shining Star
Eddie Floyd - Knock on Wood
Elvis - Little Sister
Eva Cassidy - Wade in the Water
James Brown - I Feel Good
James Brown - Sex Machine
Jr. Walker - Shotgun
Loggins & Messina - Your Mama Don’t Dance
Mardi Gras Song - Iko Iko
Sam & Dave - I Thank You
Sam & Dave - Soul Man
Stevie Wonder - Boogie on Reggae Woman
Stray Cats - Rock This Town
The Commodores - Brick House
Young Rascals - Good Lovin’
- Motown, Oldies, and Beach
Bobby Hebb - Sunny
James Taylor - How Sweet it is
Sam Cooke - You Send Me
Stevie Wonder - I Wish
Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Stevie Wonder - You R the Sunshine of my Life
The Drifters - It's Alright
The Drifters - Under the Boardwalk
The Isley Brothers - Shout
The Temptations - Aint Too Proud to Beg
The Temptations - My Girl
Wilson Pickett - Midnight Hour
Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally
Bob Marley - Could You Be Loved
Bob Marley - I Shot the Sheriff
Bob Marley - Is this Love
Bob Marley - Stir it Up
Bob Marley - Three Little Birds
Bob Marley - Turn Your Ligts Down Low
- Standards, Big-Band, Swing, Jazz
Antonio C. Jobim - Girl From Ipanema
Chet Baker - Never Be Another You
Cole Porter - Let's Do It
Cole Porter - Night And Day
Ella Fitzgerald - Cheek to Cheek
Ella Fitzgerald - It's Only A Paper Moon
Frank Sinatra - Fly Me to the Moon
Frank Sinatra - I've Got You Under My Skin
Frank Sinatra - Teach Me Tonight
Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight
Frank Sinatra - They Can't Take That Away From Me
Harry Connick Jr - It Had to be You
Hoagie Carmichael - The Nearness of You
Louis Armstrong - Don’t Get Around Much
Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World
Miles Davis - All Blues
Nat King Cole - Unforgettable
Nat King Cole - When Sunny Gets Blue
Natalie Cole - Route 66
Our Love Is Here To Stay - Frank SInatra
Sara Vaughan - Blue Moon
Standard - All of Me
Standard - Autumn Leaves
Standard - Avalon
Standard - Blue Bossa
Standard - Blue Skies
Standard - Darn That Dream
Standard - Misty
Standard - My Funny Valentine
Standard - Satin Doll
Standard - Someone To Watch Over Me
Tom Jobim - Corcovado
Tony Bennet - Since I fell For You