The 5 O’clocks Band

Based in Fairfield CT

The 5 O'Clocks are a collective of consummate professionals hailing from the picturesque town of Westport, Connecticut, gracing stages across CT and NY with their unparalleled artistry. In the realm of musical excellence, The 5 O'Clocks stand as paragons of their craft, seamlessly navigating through genres such as pop, rock, dance, funk, blues, Latin, and jazz, curating an unforgettable playlist tailored to elevate any event.

The ensemble offers a versatile range of options for your gathering, from the intimate resonance of a duo or trio to the fuller symphony of a quartet or quintet. Above all, The 5 O'Clocks bring an undeniable flair for musical performance that transcends the ordinary, ensuring that your party, wedding, or social event is nothing short of exceptional.

With a rich legacy spanning 25 years and countless performances, The 5 O'Clocks have honed their expertise alongside seasoned professionals who have shared stages with the biggest names in the business. Guitarist/Vocalist Charlie Karp, a true luminary in the industry, left an indelible mark on the band until his passing in 2019, having performed with legends like Keith Richards, Arthur Lee, Buster Poindexter, and Steven Tyler. The band paid tribute to Karp with a memorable concert, featuring renowned musicians such as Dave Hull and Barry Tashian, showcasing the deep musical roots of The 5 O'Clocks.

Vocalist Paula Gallo's latest CD graces the airwaves of college and community stations, attesting to the band's commitment to artistic innovation. Saxophone virtuoso Jon Saxon, known as "Jonny Sax," and keyboard maestro John Lamb contribute their unique musical voices, further solidifying the band's reputation for top-tier musicianship.

The band's extensive repertoire encompasses familiar rock, classic rock, pop, dance, blues, and more, with the possibility of jazz standards during the cocktail hour. A customized playlist, including specific song requests, ensures that every note resonates with the essence of your event.

Testimonials from satisfied patrons underscore the band's excellence, with accolades praising their professionalism, versatility, and ability to transform any gathering into an unforgettable celebration. Whether it's a birthday BBQ, a surprise 40th birthday party, or a wedding reception, The 5 O'Clocks consistently deliver a musical experience that leaves a lasting impression.

When seeking a band in Connecticut for weddings and events in Greenwich, Fairfield, Stamford, Norwalk, New Haven, Mystic, Westchester County, and the Gold Coast, look no further than The 5 O'Clocks. Elevate your celebration with the finest musical accompaniment, as this ensemble epitomizes the epitome of elegance and musical mastery.

Excellent choice for my Birthday/BBQ. Professional, easy going, talented group. Played great variety, all the guests had fun and commented "where did you find this band". Just a great time and they were a big part of it. Cant recommend them enough.

Lauren M.


Great band! They were great muscians who took and played all requests. They played the exact kind of music we asked for, the ones everyone knows and wants to dance for.

Nicole E.


The 5 O'clocks were very reasonably priced for the the surprise 40th birthday party that I held for my wife. Every one of our guests commented about how good they were and how much fun they had. All I had to do was call them, they showed up, and played.

Andrew K.


When you want to hire a band in connecticut, don't forget. The 5 O'clocks are have the best Wedding Music and reception band for Greenwich, Fairfield, Stanford, Norwalk, Newhave, Mystic, Westchester County and the Gold Coast of Connecticut.

The 5 OClocks Cover Demo
Paula Gallo - Chain of Fools - 27th Annual Musicians Networking Picnic