The Bassboards is a professional dance band that rocks clubs, concerts, weddings, wineries, juke joints and private parties from Philadelphia to NYC. With horns, male and female singers, and mad talent, we're a high-quality cover band that covers everyone stylishly. Bruno Mars, Stevie Wonder, Springsteen, Sinatra, the Beatles, Boz, Chic, Pharrell, Motown, Nat King Cole, Aerosmith, James Brown, J-Lo, Nat King Cole, Earth Wind and Fire, Van Morrison, the Doors and many, many more.
Yes, we have an ENORMOUS repertoire, which includes six decades of familiar favorites and popular contemporary tunes. But we're also entertainers, who put on a show and get the crowd involved. If you want to know more about The Bassboards, check out our videos and gushing testimonials. Or better yet, come see us live. If you'd like to book us, click here.
We hope to dance with you soon!
We do clean up nicely when it's time for a formal. We've performed at hundreds of weddings, corporate affairs, galas and fundraisers. Whether in jeans or a tux, we fit the bill, and rock the house appropriately. Check out our music page to see and hear the Bassboards live.
Have favorite songs and artists? We'll play them, because we can! We cover pretty much everyone. But this couple found a sweet spot when they requested Springsteen's Roslita as their entrance song. And we timed it to introduce them just as the guitar lift ended and the memorable horn break began. It was thrilling, as was the endless conga line that broke out during "Let's Get Loud" by J-Lo. So, yes, we take requests. And play them flawlessly.
"Do you guys do Earth Wind and Fire?" Check. "Ohio Players?" Check. "Stevie Wonder?" Double check. "George Clinton?" Yes, we've got the funk. "Cool. This is our Frat Formal, and we want dance music." He came to the right place. The Bassboards, a band of 'veteran' musicians, rocked the house for a group University of Pennsylvania juniors and seniors at Philadelphia's swanky Hotel Monaco.
“I hired the BassBoards to perform at a formal gala because they're a versatile band. They started the evening with a jazz quartet during cocktails. Then they added singers and horns and fired up the crowd with dance and rock music. They're a talented, high-energy band and were truly the life of the party.” — Mitch V.
A Sample Of Our Repertoire includes:
25 or 6 to 4 – Chicago; Another One Bites the Dust – Queen; A-Train – Duke Ellington; Ain’t Too Proud to Beg – The Temptations; Back in Love Again -- LTD; Be my Baby – The Ronnettes; Birthday – The Beatles; Bitch – Rolling Stones; Brickhouse – The Commodores; Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You – Frankie Valli; Celebration – Kool and the Gang; Chain of Fools – Aretha Franklin; Come Fly with Me – Sinatra; Come Together – The Beatles; Cupid – Sam Cooke; Dance to the Music – Sly and the Family Stone; Dancing in the Street – Martha and the Vandellas; Devil in the Blue Dress – Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels; Domino – Van Morrison; Disco Inferno -- The Trammps; Don’t Get Around Much Anymore – Duke Ellington; Dude Looks Like a Lady – Aerosmith; E-Jam Blues – Count Basie; Everybody’s Everything – Santana; Expressway to Your Heart – The Soul Survivors; Flip, Flop & Fly – The Blues Brothers; Fly Me to the Moon – Sinatra; Get Down Tonight – KC and the Sunshine Band; Gimme Some Lovin' – Steve Winwood; Girl From Ipanema –Stan Getz; Givin’ it up for you love – Delbert McClinton; Great Balls of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis; Hey Bartender – The Blues Brothers; Higher – Sly and the Family Stone; Higher Ground – Stevie Wonder; Hip to Be Square – Huey Lewis and the News; Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar; Homework – J. Geils Band; Honky Tonk Woman – Rolling Stones; Hora Medley; I Feel Good – James Brown; I Got You Under My Skin – Tony Bennett; I Thank You – Tower of Power; I love you more today than Yesterday – the Spiral Staircase; I Wish – Stevie Wonder; It Had to be You – Sinatra; Jailhouse Rock – Elvis; Keep Playing That Rock and Roll – Edgar Winter and White Trash; Keep your Hands to Yourself – Georgia Satellites; Knock on Wood – Eddie Floyd; Lady Madonna – The Beatles; Lady Marmalade – Christina Aguilera; Late in the Evening – Paul Simon; Let's Get Loud – Jennifer Lopez; Livin’ in the USA – Steve Miller; Lido Shuffle – Boz Scaggs; Love and Happiness – Al Green; Love me Two Times – The Doors; Love Rollercoaster – The Ohio Players; Love Shack – The B52s; Midnight Hour – Wilson Picket; Moondance – Van Morrison; Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett; My Girl – The Temptations; My Old School – Steely Dan; My Sharona – The Knack; Natural Woman – Aretha Franklin; Oh, what a night – Frankie Valley; Oooh, Baby Baby – Smokey Robinson and the Miracles; Paradise by the Dashboard Light – Meatloaf; Papa's Got a Brand New Bag – James Brown; Peg – Steely Dan; Pick up the Pieces – Average White Band; Play that Funky Music, White Boy – Wild Cherry; Pride and Joy – Stevie Ray Vaughn; Proud Mary – Tina Turner; Roadhouse Blues – The Doors; Rosalita – Bruce Springsteen; Runaway Baby – Bruno Mars; Runaway – Bonnie Raitt cover of Del Shannon song; Satin Doll – Duke Ellington; Sharp Dressed Man – ZZ Top; Shotgun – Jr. Walker and the All-stars; Shout – The Isley Brothers; Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder; Some Kind of Wonderful – Soul Brothers Six; Soul Man – Sam & Dave; Spirits in the Night – Bruce Springsteen; St. Thomas – Sonny Rollins; Summer Wind – Sinatra; Super Freak – Rick James; Sweet Home Alabama – Lynard Skynard; Sweet home Chicago – The Blues Brothers; Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out – Bruce Springsteen; That's the way I like it – K.C. & Sunshine Band; Till there was you – The Beatles; The Time of My Life – Dirty Dancing Sound Track; The Way you look Tonight – Sinatra; Unforgettable – Nat King Cole; Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars; Vehicle – Ides of March; Walk This Way – Aerosmith; Walking on Sunshine – Katrina & the Wave; Whammer Jammer – J. Geils Band; What's Your Name – Lynard Skynard; Would I Lie to You – Eurythmics; You are the Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne; You Made Me So Very Happy – Blood Sweat and Tears; You Send Me – Sam Cooke