Below are some of the featured bands available from Shepherd Entertainment
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The Western Electric Band is well into its third decade of providing arizona with a wide variety of music styles. Their rock n` roll really rocks, their country dance tunes make your feet move, and their "beach tunes" makes you want to go to the islands. All this with great vocals, in your face harmonies, thundering rhythm section, screaming guitar, and out of this world keyboards.

The Freddie Duran Plan has long been considered one of the top classic pop/rock/r&b/ bands ever in arizona with that irresistable latin flavor that freddie brings to the stage. Freddie has been one of the best vocalists in arizona for many years as well as a fine guitarist and sax player. Whether he`s rocking the house with his six piece band or working as a single, his enormous talent and sense of humour is a delight.

Since the inception of this Phoenix based group in 1986, "The Rave" has built a great reputation playing a complete variety of popular songs from pre-50's to current hits. Their musical spectrum covers: standards, rock, soul, blues, and country with the heaviest concentration on Classic Rock tunes. "The Rave" has a remarkable ability to sound like the original artists. The musical selections are chosen for their dancing as well as listening enjoyment. With the main focus on a great time being had by all, whatever your musical preference, you are sure to have a lot of fun.

The "Snake Eyes Band" has long been known as arizona`s premier party band......and with lots of great reasons. It takes more than just talent to do what this group has takes hard work, energy and enthusiasm and these have been the keys to their success. So, if you need to create a big party atmosphere.....start here......with "snake eyes".

Eleven piece band features large horn section - trumpets, trombone, tenor and baritone sax - smokin' rhythm section, and stylish vocals. The Groove Merchants band features the best horn section - two trumpets along with tenor and baritone saxophones - of any act in Phoenix! Our versatile lead vocalists are backed by a smokin' rhythm section. The overall look is visually impressive, the "big city sound" unrivaled.

"C.C. RYDER EXPRESS" specializes in the "50's, 60's, 70's, 80's & 90's" music, (including dinner & jazz sets) our quintet up to twelve-piece act is all "live" music. They specialize in adapting to any size ensemble you need with a large song list of popular favorites and standards. They also feature incredible keyboard or guitar players who can be used as solo acts for any event situation you may have.

Barrio Latino has been the guiding force of traditional and contemporary Mexican and Latin music in Arizona. The band has created pandemonium with audiences wherever they take their high-powered show. Their musical styles include everything from samba, salsa, cha cha, cumbia, polka, bolero, waltz, jazz, blues, Latin cross-over and funk. Barrio Latino has performed on the same stages with Selena, Los Lobos, Little Joe y La Familia, Poncho Sanchez, Gato Barbieri, Tito Puente Jr., and War.

Lynn Roberts, who leads this 10 piece big band that features some great special arrangements. The band has a rhythm section with 6 saxes (with all doubles), along with both male/female singers. All special arrangements for this unique all reed big band. Also includes floor show as well as dance music. Add the Brass Section for 'Lynn Roberts Swinging Saxes Plus Brass' for a standard big band sound of the big band era, - 15 pieces. This band can also add strings and has the original Wayne King Studio orchestra arrangements for Tribute to the Waltz King, or just for a nice evening of Orchestra dance music.

The Apperson Strings presents classical arrangements for a most uplifting and classy evening. Ask for a copy of their demo CD that includes an enjoyably excellent gathering of classics, including: Spring by Vivaldi, Bouree by Handel, Romanza by Mozart, Bridal Chorus by Wagner, Wedding March by Mendelsohn, Canon by Pachelbel, La Rejouissance by Handel, Souewhere in Time by Barry, Lara's Theme by Jarre, Music of the Night by Webber, and Someone to Watch Over Me by Gershwin, and many others. The Apperson Strings guarentees a magical night of flawless performance and presentation.

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