Good Vibrations is a Beach Boys tribute band. If your wedding is outdoors or just has a casual, laid-back vibe, this might be the band for you. The five-piece band includes members that actually played with Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson and Al Jardine’s touring bands. Good Vibrations has played at several venues in Las Vegas including Mandalay Bay, Caesars Palace and The House of Blues. Booking fees range from $2,000 to $6,000.
The self-described “chicksinger” of Las Vegas, Karen Michaels and her band will jazz up your wedding. A cross between Adele and Elton John, Karen covers the best of jazz, standards, adult contemporary, pop and even musical theatre. Karen can even create a custom playlist just for your wedding. Band size ranges from one to five instruments plus back-up vocals. Visit her website for event information and to download a free song. Cost ranges between $600 and $2,800.
If 80’s music is your thing, Loveshack is the perfect band for your wedding. A Las Vegas favorite, Loveshack covers music from the 70s and 80s and dons costumes from several great acts including Devo, Madonna, George Michael, Blondie, Prince and more. Loveshack was voted “Best of Las Vegas” in the Las Vegas Review-Journal reader’s poll three years in a row and plays everything from small venues to 18,000-seat shows. Loveshack rates start at $6,000.
The Band Camp Drop Outs
The Band Camp Drop Outs are a different kind of cover band. They combine classic music with top 40 in a unique mashup style. The live aspect makes it more exciting than your typical DJ mashup. The high energy suits all ages and music preferences. Check out the group’s website for videos and a list of songs. The Band Camp Drop Outs accept Paypal and the rates are reasonable at $1,000 to $3,000.
The Secret Agents
The Secret Agents are a cover band with a catalog of “Vegas style” rock and roll music. The group plays rock hits from the 70s through the 90s including Journey, Alice in Chains, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bon Jovi and more. Dressed in black suits and adorned with fedoras, you can find The Secret Agents performing at The Fremont Experience and at special events around the country. The Secret Agents have a large repertoire and can create personalized song lists for your wedding. Rates start at $2,000.
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