LIFE OF THE PARTY
The Fun Starts Here!
Launched in 2013, the Life of the Party band has been creating memorable events by bringing life to any party for any audience across the country. Created by multiple Grammy Award winning musician Jerry Freeman, this Atlanta based band is setting new standards in how one chooses entertainment for their event.
For many years, the band selection process involved clients reviewing promotional materials or checking out the band in person to see if the group fits their needs. What you saw is what you got. With Life of the Party, however, you can now experience personalized options but with greater possibilities.
Life of the Party is an organic and ‘truly live’ band. We are unlike some bands with computer sequences and technology supporting their performances. Most importantly, ‘YOU’ are an integral part of the creative process for your own event. In other words, you can choose the size band you want, the number of singers you want, and the number of horns you want to not only fit your vision but also your budget.
Imagine you’re eating dinner in a nice restaurant selecting your meal from an a la carte menu – that’s what you get with Life of the Party! A great event with client-baked-in customizations suited to your taste!
The riveting rhythm section is the heartbeat and foundation of your band. It consists of outstanding musicians playing lead guitar, bass guitar, drums, and keyboards. Being the cornerstone of your band, it should always be there and it serves as the foundation from which you start to build your group!
Life of the Party always wants to deliver our absolute best! That’s why we embrace the trend started by Jerry’s bands in 2007 of rehearsing weekly in Atlanta. If you come by for a welcomed visit, Jerry and his very warm and friendly band members would love to meet you and show you what they are all about. You can even make your song selections via conference call with your planner/agent and Jerry!
With an amazing song list of top hits and best party music that exceeds 900 songs, you also can assist in creating the setlist for your party! No more anxiety or concern on your special day hoping that the band would play your favorite songs. Jerry encourages your involvement in the building of your setlist. At the end of every party, his goal is to exceed your expectations, make sure that you are happy and that you had the time of your life with Life of the Party!
We truly understand that perception is reality and first impressions are lasting impressions. This is why costuming is another very important part of a visually successful event. When we look good we feel good and the energy from the band is all but guaranteed! As a Life of the Party client you can work directly with Jerry in selecting the perfectly coordinated costuming for your band. Whether you have a color scheme or themed event or whether your party is casual or formal, you’re in great hands!
So, there you have it! A band you created, a song list you’ve helped to customize and a band you’ve costumed. The BEST band to make your event the MOST memorable and the life of the party is – Life of the Party!
Book the band who have played/toured with:
- Yolanda Adams
- African American
- Symphony Orchestra
- George Clinton
- Aretha Franklin
- Destiny’s Child
- Dizzy Gillespie
- George Duke
- Earth, Wind & Fire
- Isaac Hayes
- Lionel Hampton
- Al Jarreau
- Quincy Jones
- Smokie Norful
- Chaka Khan
- Gerald Levert
- Shirley Caesar
- Ignacio Berroa
- Jon Faddis
- Paquito D’Rivera
- Panama Francis
- Rufus Reid
- Ray Charles
- Kenny Burrell
- Chuck Mangione
Book the band that has recorded with:
- Phillip Bailey (Earth, Wind & Fire)
- John Legend
- Nelly Furtado
- Lionel Hampton
- Jennifer Lopez
- Sly And The
- Family Stone
- Lionel Richie
- Angie Stone
- Trey Songz
- Sleepy Brown
- Cee-Lo Green from Gnarls Barkley
MOTION GRAPHIC DANCE FLOOR
Design your dance floor and watch as it moves to the music! With our new Motion Graphic Dance Floor option, you have the ability to customize the look of your dance floor with one of our 96 different programmable designs. You can even include special messaging or a logo to support your event’s theme. Designed by a DJ, this option is sure to get your guests in the party spirit as they dance the night away!
Cocktail Hour/Dinner Set
If you desire musical ambience as your guests arrive, during cocktail hour or as a soft accompaniment to your dinner, enjoy our quartet featuring drums, piano, bass and saxophone. Our repertoire spans almost every genre of music including soft jazz, Broadway classics, movie theme songs, easy listening pops and light Gospel standards.
You can also expand the quartet performance with some sultry vocals from one of our singers or some jazzy horns from our talented ensemble. For that special “intimate touch,” another popular option with our clients is having one of our talented keyboardists as a solo pianist.
“The quartet played during dinner and my wife, a jazz pianist herself, was literally brought to tears as she listened. Awesome!” – Steven Kincaid, Tampa, FL
DJ for Event or After Party
Incorporate our featured DJ into your event, wedding or after party. During our live performances, our DJ is available as a pre or post party host and mixes. Or enjoy them as a stand-alone as they spin the hottest tracks of the 80s, 90s, and today as well as all the standard party tunes.
Add a four-piece “Marching Band Style” authentic drum line to your wedding or event. Complete with Marching Snare, Marching Bass, Marching Tom Tom and Quad Drums, a Drum Line it is a unique and interesting way to introduce the bride and groom, to kick off your private party, open sessions for a corporate event or lead guests from one area to another.
Enjoy the romantic, expressive and refined sounds of a classical quartet or a full and energetic electric quartet during your cocktail hour or reception. A harp soloist or classic guitar soloist are also available if you would like to feature graceful beauty of these instruments at your event. Read more. (can we do a pop up or accordion for the copy below?)
Dallas String Quartet (DSQ) Electrics is an international ensemble based in Dallas playing contemporary music on electric string instruments. They have released three albums, Electric (2011), Red (2012), and Between Us (2014), and have a large following on Pandora, Sirius Xm and other radio stations. DSQ performs intimately as a quartet or with a full ensemble of drums, guitars, etc. for high-energy shows.
The quartet has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, and on A&E, CW33, and other networks. In addition to touring and performing internationally, DSQ has played “at home” for Presidents Obama and Bush, and the NBA and NFL organizations. They have opened for artists such as Air Supply and Kenny G, and have played alongside Josh Groban, Chicago and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Comprised of violinists Tatiana Glava and Melissa Priller, violist Ian Zanca and cellist Gaston Colloca, DSQ takes you on a journey to the nexus of classical music and modern pop where artists like Beethoven and Bono collide.
“DSQ ended their performance with a cover of Guns N’ Rose’s “Sweet Child of Mine” that just floored everyone in the building.” – Red Carpet Crash Review
Bride & Groom Intro/Exit
You just got married. Doesn’t that deserve a super cool introduction? Consider horns or a drum role before you officially make your first public appearance as man and wife. Or, perhaps you have a horn or drum role as you head out to the car to make your exit.
Infuse your guests with joy and let the positive energy flow as The Higher Power singers take the stage. Featuring world-class vocals and a wide-ranging musical repertoire, Higher Power ignites the audience, transforming all your party-goers into party-makers – lifting their hands into the air and bringing their feet to the dance floor.
Higher Power Features:
- 8 lead vocalists
- Song variety – from Southern Gospel to today’s dance hits
- Striking costume options
“As musical director for Gladys Knight for 20 years as well as stints with Marvin Gaye, Barry White and Diana Ross, I have pretty much seen it all. I can tell you the “magic” that Higher Power brings to the show you can only get in a Gospel church on Sunday morning. The raw energy and vocal power rivals anything I have seen on the road in my 30 years in the biz.” –
Excellence By World-Class Musical Standards
Jerry Freeman selected a great variety of male and female vocalists, tight rhythm section and awesome horns giving you a band you will not forget!
Life Of The Party Band Leader
Grammy Award Winning Artist Jerry Freeman started his career playing with big-band greats such as Lionel Hampton and Dizzy Gillespie and his career just skyrocketed from there. Check out Jerry’s amazing journey & all the greats he has performed with over the years!
- 1988, 90, 93-Performed three European tours for The North Sea & Montreux Jazz Festivals
- 1989-Performed with Jazz Legend Dizzy Gillespie
- 1990-Performed and recorded with Jazz Legend Vibraphonist Lionel Hampton
- 1996-Toured with Earth Wind & Fire as Lead Trumpet player for their 1st Australian Tour
- 1996-Recorded & Toured with Cameo
- 1998- Established Hornz Unlimited Brass Section
- 1998- Primary Brass recording and touring section for Grammy Award Winning, Multi-Platinum and Diamond selling Recording Artist Outkast
- 2003-Performed on Grammy Awards show feature with Outkast and Earth Wind & Fire
- 2005-Recorded on Sly and the Family Stone Tribute Album (Different Strokes by Different Folks)
- 2005-Recorded with Jennifer Lopez (Rebirth)
- 2006-Recorded with Lionel Richie (Coming Home)
- 2006-Recorded album(s) with John Legend (Once Again) and in 2008 (Evolver)
- 2007-Established Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters
- 2007-Recoded on Earth Wind and Fire Album; Interpretations
- 2010-Recorded and Toured with Grammy nominated recording artist Janelle Monae (ArchAndroid) and in 2013 (Electric Lady)
- 2013-Produced video soundtrack for Go Daddy Founder Bob Parsons in support of the Semper Fi Fund that raised $20 million for wounded, critically ill, and injured veterans for all members of the of the US Armed Forces and their families
- 2013-Big Swing Performed with Philip Bailey of Earth Wind & Fire
- 2014-Recorded on Aretha Franklin Tribute Album (Aretha Sings the Great Diva Classics)
- 2013-Toured and Recorded multiple albums with Maroon Five Artist; PJ Morton
- 2013- Recorded with the late Icon Prince on the Janelle Monae album (Electric Lady)
- 2003-2013: Performed multiple times on The Tonight Show, David Letterman, Saturday Night Live, Ellen Degeneres, The American Music Awards, The Kids Choice Awards and MTV Video Awards
And, last not but not least, one of Jerry’s most precicous accomplishments is that he is a husband and father of two wonderful children!
Life Of The Party was the easiest band to work with. Very organized. Your guy on the ground was very helpful and very professional. I’ve been in the special events business for 3 decades. Life Of The Party by far had the best vocals and harmonies I’ve heard in a very long time. The musicians sounded like the original recording, but the vocals were over the top. We were lucky to have one of the best sound engineers I’ve heard. Even your trombone player who came out in the house during soundcheck agreed that that guy had it ‘tuned in’. His name is Danny, and he works for Hear-See Productions out of NOLA. It was the ‘perfect storm’. I’m looking forward to working with your team again. Thanks again!
Thank you for following up! They were FANTASTIC! Played exactly the selection of music we wanted and couldn't have been nicer and more accommodating to our guests. So professional and so much fun. Great recommendation for us and my parents were thrilled!! A million thanks,
LIFE OF THE PARTY was AMAZING!! Thanks so much!
Life of the Party was outstanding. Everybody commented on how great they were!
FABULOUS BAND! It was a great evening – everyone loved the band! My husband was impressed with their professionalism and desire to please and accommodate. Definitely lived up to their name of “Life of the Party.” Thanks for making a special night for my daughter the best it could be. We did not want the night to end!
Oh my gosh- they (Life of the Party) were fabulous! They quickly got the crowd engaged; great songs; we heard rave reviews from everyone there!
I honestly don’t know where to begin. Well, lets start with “Fly Me to the Moon,” because that is how high on happiness we were from the beginning of our daughter’s reception to the very end. Life of the Party WAS the life of our party this past Saturday evening. From the Bride and Groom’s first dance to “Our Love Is Here to Stay,” with what appeared to be sung by Louis Armstrong himself….to Donna Summer’s Last Dance (for the last dance.) every man, woman and child danced for three hours straight which is exactly what we wanted……..I have never heard so many inquiries in one place in my life…everyone wanted to know all about you. Every song from every genre was played to perfection! Every musician in the band was completely engaged with our guests. Not only were they the best group of collective talent I have seen in a band in a long time, they were also the most congenial group. Thanks for listening to our every request and delivering it to perfection. You guys can do it all
Customize Your Event With Our Ultimate Song List!
We’ll work with you to make sure we play only your favorite types of music. The song list below is representative of the various musical styles and genres we play, but it’s only a small sampling of what we can do. To view Life Of The Party’s complete song list, download the PDF below.
- Forget You – Cee Lo Green
- Telephone – Lady Gaga
- Diamonds – Rihanna
- Mine – Taylor Swift
- Hello Sunshine – Aretha Franklin
- Hey Mama – Black Eyed Peas
- Bad Mama Jama – Carl Carlton
- Let’s Groove – Earth, Wind & Fire
Your Love – Emotions
- Route 66 – Natalie Cole
- So What – Pink
- 1999 – Prince
- Umbrella – Rhianna
- Super Freak – Rick James
- Disco Inferno – The Trammps
- Pop Ya Collar – Usher
- Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
- Imagine – John Lennon
- Be Good to Yourself – Journey
- Fly Away – Lenny Kravitz
- PYT – Michael Jackson
- Satisfaction – Rolling Stones
- Tupelo Honey – Van Morrison
- ABC – Jackson 5
- What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
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