The Jon Bates Band

Performing In and Around MA - Boston and New York Area


THE JON BATES BAND is the perfect choice if you want an amazing band with world acclaimed musicians and vocalists who: 
   * play an incredibly wide range of popular music in all genres.
   * entertain and completely engage the crowd 
   * customize our playlist to accommodate your personal preferences.
   * learn additional selections you may want to hear if we don't already know them.
   * MC all the announcements, introductions, special dances, toasts, formalities, etc
   * always work closely with you, your banquet personnel, and other event vendors to create just the right feeling that makes everything flow smoothly.
   * always do everything possible to exceed your requests and expectations!

THE JON BATES BAND is a truly unique blend of extraordinary musicians and vocalists. They have performed at many high profile venues and events around the world, and entertained for parties with guest lists including some of the most prominent names in business, politics and entertainment. They have collectively accompanied and shared stages with many legendary performers, but most of all, this is just an amazingly authentic, soulful and fun party band, with an unparalleled reputation for infusing energy and making folks feel real good!

Authentically covering all musical genres, The Jon Bates Band is the ultimate musical entertainment choice for any gala celebration or premier social event. Without exception, they make a party come alive! They musically engage and inspire people to dance and enjoy themselves! This is a band that can satisfy any musical appetite, and is well known for their extremely broad repertoire of great songs from every era.

The Jon Bates Band always uses a professional state-of-the-art PA system to present high quality sound, with optimum clarity at an appropriate volume. This also allows clients the option of having digitally mastered music played during band breaks, and for those clients who prefer to have "Club Mixes" blended into their overall entertainment package, making the transition between live and pre-recorded dance tracks is never a problem.

The Jon Bates Band always makes every effort to accommodate a client's wishes and exceed expectations. The standard instrumentation of the band is keyboards, guitar, bass, drums, saxophone, and phenomenal male and female lead vocalists. Depending on the personal preferences, space, and budget allowances for each event, the size of the band can also be modified to accommodate a more intimate setting when necessary, and/or expanded to a 13- piece orchestra, with a full horn section and/or other genre specific musicians when desired.

The Jon Bates Band also has extensive experience playing aboard Caribbean and Trans Atlantic cruises and handling all logistical and procurement aspects associated with destination events worldwide. Unlike most "event bands", The Jon Bates Band is uniquely situated in New York and Martha's Vineyard, performs regularly between Northern New England and the Mid Atlantic states, and goes absolutely anywhere that great musical entertainment is desired. Furthermore, the musicians and vocalists represented to you are the ones who will actually perform at your event. This is an extremely cohesive band, with a unique and very special chemistry. They have developed an extraordinary sound that has evolved from years of playing together, and are available at a very fair and competitive price.
 

A SAMPLE SONG LIST

THIS LIST IS ALPHABETICAL BY SONG TITLE, AND PROVIDES AN IDEA OF THE WIDE RANGE OF SONGS WE PLAY. IT IS CONSTANTLY BEING UPDATED, AND IF THERE IS A SONG YOU PARTICULARLY WANT THAT IS NOT ON THIS LIST, JUST ASK. MOST LIKELY THE BAND MAY ALREADY KNOW IT, OR CAN LEARN IT.

 

Ain't No Mountain High Enough Ain't No Other Man
Ain’t Nobody
Ain’t That Love
Ain't Too Proud To Beg
All About The Bass
All I Wanna Do (Is Have Some Fun) All My Lovin'
All Night Long
All Of Me
All The Single Ladies
All The Things You Are
Always And Forever
Amen
Angel
As Time Goes By
At Last
Back In Love Again
Back In Stride
Banana Pancakes
Beautiful Day
Because You Loved Me
Believe
Best Of My Love
Better Together
Beyond The Sea
Billie Jean
Black Cow
Bless the Broken Road
Blurred Lines
Boogie Ooogie Oogie
Boogie Shoes
Boom Clap
Born This Way
Brick House
Brown Eyed Girl
Butterfly Kisses
By Your Side
Call Me Maybe
Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You
Cha Cha Slide
Chain Of Fools
Chasing Cars
Cheek To Cheek
Cissy Strut
Crazy
Cruisin Together
Crush
Come Away With Me
Come Rain Or Come Shine On Me
Dance To The Music
Dancing In The Dark
Dancing Queen
Dear Future Husband
Devil Went Down To Georgia
Dock Of The Bay
Don’t Know Why
Don't Stop Believing
Don't Stop Till You Get Enough
Drink On It
Dynamite
Edge Of Glory
Elvis Presley Medley (Rock 'n Roll Hits) Empire State Of Mind
Every Breath You Take
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic Everything
Everything I Do
Everytime You Go Away
Far Far Away
Feel Like Makin' Love
Feelin' Good
Feels Like Home
Fell In Love With A Boy
Fly Me To The Moon
Folsom Prison Blues
Forever And Ever Amen
Forget You
Free
Free Me
Friend Of The Devil
Friends In Low Places
Get Here
Get Lucky
Get Ready
Get This Party Started
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Give Up The Funk (We Want The Funk)
Good Times
Halo
Happy
Harvest Moon
Have I Told You Lately
Heard It Through The Grapevine Heartbeat Song
Hey Baby (Drop It To The Floor)
Hey Pocky Way
Hey There Delilah
Higher And Higher
Higher Ground
Ho Hey
Holiday
Home
How Sweet It Is
I And Love And You
I Can't Help Falling In Love
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie)
I Choose You
I Don’t Want To Wait In Vain
I Feel The Earth Move
I Got You (I Feel Good)
I Got You Babe
I Gotta Feeling
I Hope You Dance
I Like It Like That
I Love The Way You Love Me
I Loved Her First
I Wanna Dance With Somebody
I Will Always Love You
I’ll Take You There
I'm Yours
If I Ain't Got You
If I Could Build My World Around You In My Daughter’s Eyes
In My Life
In The Mood
In Your Eyes
Inseparable
Into The Mystic
It Had To Be You
Jump In The Line (Shake Senora) Just Dance
Just Friends
Just My Imagination
Just The Two Of Us
Just The Way You Are
Just The Way You Look Tonight
Kind And Generous
Kiss
Kiss Me
Kiss You All Over
Knock On Wood
L.O.V.E.
Lady
Lady Marmalade
Land Down Under Landslide
Last Dance
Latch
Lay Lady Lay
Lay Me Down
Lean On Me
Let's Get It On
Let’s Get It Started
Let's Groove Tonight
Let’s Stay Together
Life Is Short Even On Its Longest Days
Little Red Wagon
Living In America
Living On A Prayer
Lonely Boy
Love And Happiness
Love On Top
Love Sneakin' Up On You
Lovely Day
Lucky
Lullaby
Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel)
Mack The Knife
Make It With You
Make You Feel My Love
Margaritaville
Maria Maria
Marry Me
Marry You
Melt With You
Mercy
Midnight Hour
Mighty Love
Mine
Mony Mony
Moondance
Moves Like Jagger
Mustang Sally
My First Kiss
My Funny Valentine
My Girl
My Love
My Romance
My Wish
Natural Woman
Never Never Gonna Give You Up
Never Too Much
New York, New York
Night And Day
Night Time Is The Right Time
No Woman, No Cry
Of Crows And Crowns
Offering
One
One And Only
One In A Million
Ooh Baby Baby
Our Love Is Here To Stay
Oye Como Va
Party Rock Anthem
Percussion (Turn The Beat Around)
Picture In A Frame
Pink Cadillac
Power Of Two
Pride And Joy
Proud Mary
Put It In A Love Song
Put Your Records On
Raise Your Glass
Respect
Ribbon In The Sky
Rock Steady
Route 66
Run Around
Safe and Sound
Satin Doll
Satisfaction
Save The Last Dance For Me
Sea Of Love
Secrets
September
Sexy Back
Shake It Off
Shake Your Body Down To The Ground
She Loves You
She Will Be Loved
She’s More
Shotgun
Shout
Shower The People
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Smile Like You Mean It
Smooth
Someone Like You
Something
Something To Talk About
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Soul Man
Stand By Me
Start Me Up
Stayin’ Alive
Still The One
Stitched Up
Straighten Up And Fly Right
Stronger
Sugar
Suit And Tie
Summertime
Superstition
Sweet Caroline
Sweet Home Alabama
Sweet Thing
Take Me Home Tonight
Thank You Thank U Falletinme Be Mice Elf
That’s How Strong My Love Is
That’s How You Know It’s Love
That's The Way I Like It
That's What Friends Are For
The Gambler
The Girl
The Luckiest
The Secret Of Life
The Times Of Your Life
The Wedding Song
Them There Eyes
There Will Never Be Another You
Thinking Out Loud
This Must Be The Place
This Will Be An Everlasting Love
This Will Be Our Year
Through The Years
Time After Time
Treasure
Troublemaker
True Companion
Try A Little Tenderness
Two Of The Lucky Ones
Unchained Melody
Under The Boardwalk
Unforgettable
Uptight (Everything Is Alright)
Uptown Funk
Use Me
Use Somebody
Vehicle
Wagon Wheel
Walking On Sunshine
Wanna Be Startin’ Something
Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)
We Are Family
We Found Love
We're In This Love Together
What A Wonderful World
What Would You Say
Whatever It Is
What’s Goin’ On
When A Man Loves A Woman
When I Fall In Love
When I’m Kissing My Love
When I'm Sixty-Four
When You Say Nothing At All
Where Is My Heart
Who Can It Be Now
Wild Nights
Wind Beneath My Wings
Wonderful Tonight
Work Song
You And Tequila
You Are The Best Thing
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
You Make My Dreams Come True
You Send Me
You Should Be Dancing
You’re The First, The Last, My Everything Your Song
You've Got A Friend