Best Entertainment for Special Events Weddings and Company Parties

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The band provides an immersive visual and sonic experience that integrates the best elements of 50-70's Motown with cutting-edge pop. Their retro aesthetic pairs tastefully with their musical repertoire--creating performances suitable for all ages. Styles covered include: Motown, Soul, Oldies, Funk and Lounge. Unlike other bands of its kind, the band also includes a set of popular music that has been reimagined with the band’s one-of-a-kind, retro sound.

The size of the band can be customized to the style, size, and budget of your event, from a duo for cocktail hour to a full-blown 9-piece dance party experience. The core unit of the band is comprised of five members (Vocals, Electric Guitar, Electric & Upright Bass, Keyboard and Drums), and for those seeking a more expansive sound, the band can be customized to include 1-3 horns and additional vocalists.

Our band consists of a rotating crew of unique and talented musicians. We draw from a pool of the most professional and in demand players in order to bring you an exceptional product. Our players perform with big acts such as Ceelo Green, Beyonce, Gallant, Rhye, and Engleheart Humperdink regularly. The availability of certain musicians in our promo videos may vary based on touring season. Please feel free to reach out with requests for specific musicians and we will do everything we can to accomodate. We promise an exceptional performance every time.

Duo featuring singing keys player and drummer: This configuration is recommended for lounge settings and cocktail hour. The duo provides the core framework for iconic songs in an intimate setting.

Power quartet featuring lead vocals, guitar, bass, and drums: The quartet packs a punch with its basic rock band instrumentation. The iconic Motown horn lines are performed on guitar and bass. This configuration is best for events on a budget.

5-piece featuring lead vocals, guitar, bass, drums, and solo horn player: This configuration adds one horn player that covers all lead horn parts and takes solo. It provides a huge sound, ambiance, and maintains the integrity of the original Motown arrangements.

6-piece featuring lead vocals, guitar, keys, bass, drums, and solo horn player: This configuration provides the lushest sound for a reasonable price. The horn player and keys fill in detailed parts providing an immersive and high energy experience.

6-piece / 8-piece
Often we will include the full horn section only for the last two sets because it continues to add energy to the performance when we grow the band/sound as the night continues. It also keeps guests surprised and engaged.

8-piece with full horn section (vocals, guitar, bass, keys, drums, trumpet, trombone, sax): This lineup features the full Motown band. All horn parts are covered and the band looks stunning on stage. It’s a great fit for big parties and events. We always get people dancing!

9-piece full band featuring both male and female lead singers: Two lead singers with horns makes for incredible stage presence. The male and female dynamic also has a very endearing effect. Great for big events!

Song List

My Girl –The Temptations (horns optional)
Shotgun –Jr. Walker & The Allstars (horns optional)
I Heard it Through the Grapevine –Marvin Gaye
Use Me –Bill Withers
I'll Take You There –The Staple Singers
I Got You (I Feel Good) –James Brown (horns optional)
You Got the Love –Rufus Ft. Chaka Khan (horns optional)
Let's Stay Together –Marvin Gaye (horns optional)
Cissy Strut –The Meters
Love Train –The O’Jays (horns optional)
Ain't No Mountain High Enough –Marvin Gaye
Ain't Too Proud to Beg –The Temptations (horns optional)
It's Your Thing –The Isley Brothers (horns optional)
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy –The Buckinghams (horns optional)
Superstition –Stevie Wonder (horns optional)
What's Going On –Marvin Gaye (horns optional)
For Once in My Life –Stevie Wonder (horns optional)
I Want you Back –Jackson Five
Respect –Aretha Franklin (horns optional)
Chain of Fools –Aretha Franklin
Shout –Isley Brothers
Signed, Sealed, Delivered –Stevie Wonder (horns optional)
September –Earth, Wind,& Fire (horns optional)
Pop Oldies & Soul
Please Mr. Postman –The Marvelettes
I've Got a Woman –Ray Charles (horns optional)
Stand By Me –Otis Redding
Fever –Peggy Lee
(What A) Wonderful World –Sam Cooke
At Last –Etta James
Money(That's What I want) –Barret Strong
Come See About Me –The Supremes
Be My Baby –The Ronettes
You Can't Hurry Love –The Supremes (horns optional)
My Guy –Mary Wells (horns optional)
Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood –Nina Simone
L-O-V-E –Nat King Cole
Something’s Got a Hold On Me –Etta James
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You –Frankie Valli (horns optional)

Classic Rock
These Boots Are Made For Walkin' –Nancy Sinatra (horns optional)
Oh! Darling –The Beatles
Moondance –Van Morrison
Dream A Little Dream of Me –Mamas & The Papas
No Matter What –Badfinger
Can’t Buy Me Love –Beatles
Crazy Little Thing Called Love –Queen
Hound Dog –Elvis

Modern Pop
Back to Black –Amy Winehouse
Uptown Funk –Bruno Mars (horns optional)
Shake it Off –Taylor Swift (horns optional)
Happy –Pharrell Williams
Valerie –Amy Winehouse ft. Mark Ronson (horns optional)
Mercy –Duffy
Treasure –Bruno Mars
Don’t Know Why –Norah Jones
Marry You –Bruno Mars
Thinking Out Loud –Ed Sheeran
All of Me –John Legend
All About that Bass –Megan Trainor
Can’t Stop the Feeling –Justin Timberlake (horns optional)
Safe and Sound –Capital Cities (horns optional)

Hot Peppers Productions
40170 Stowe Road
Temecula, CA 92591 USA
Tel. 951-491-0480