SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE DANCE EXPERIENCE
Enjoy a SUPER Show with this 31-Piece Extravaganza
Today, more and more buyers are looking for national acts and finding out $50-100k doesn’t get you much these days. When they find out James Taylor cost $500k, Carrie Underwood is $850k, Don Henley $500k, Bon Jovi $850k, etc., they look for alternative entertainment options. Meet Simply Irresistible® Dance Experience, the show everyone is talking about!
Leader Ronnie Garrett, the creator of Simply Irresistible in 2008, is Tyler Perry’s musical director and has 11 movie soundtracks to his credit. With 22 Gold and Platinum albums on his wall, he is no stranger to national entertainment, touring with artists like Beyonce, Usher, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Chaka Kahn and Elton John.
He has worked on Television commercials with Nike, McDonalds, NBA, WNBA, Budweiser, Ford, Toyota, etc. His original compositions have been used on Oprah Winfrey Show, Live with Kelly and Michael, Young and the Restless, MTV Cribs, True Hollywood Stories, etc. He has performed several times on the Grammys and produced, performed and written on more than 15 million records sold worldwide.
Partnering with Dennis Smith from Party On the Moon and Kimmie Gibson, Beyonce’s Choreographer, these veterans set out on a mission to take an existing artist and make it a national act entertainment option without the price, ego or crazy rider. Knowing what it takes to produce a major national show, Ronnie wanted to take his band Simply Irresistible and create a show like nothing he had ever seen on the big stage.
Six months of rehearsal went into ramping up an already great band in Simply Irresistible and add adding 18 more musicians, singers and dancers to make a 31-piece Supercharged Show! Eight Horns, eight dancers, 10 amazing singers, and an awesome band!!!
The horns guys have played with the likes of Maroon 5, Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige and Janelle Monae. The singers have toured with other national acts like Yani, Elton John, Aretha Franklin and Earth, Wind and Fire. Band members have arranged shows for the Super Bowl, Jennifer Lopez, JZ, and Beyonce.
As you can see, this is not just another band. It is a Supercharged show with SuperStar talent that will get you on your feet from the very first note and not let you sit down until there NON-STOP show is finished hours later.
So, if you are tired of going to shows to see a worn out national act play for 75 minutes and you only know three songs and you want an affordable national entertainment option unlike any other in the country, book Simply Irresistible Dance Experience.
A SuperCharged Show with SuperStar Talent like nothing in the world!!!
Whether you wish to walk down the aisle to the whisper of tinkling piano keys or a beautiful string quartet, we have the music for you. We can provide keyboardist, vocalists, horns, choir or strings. Ceremony music ranges from standards to contemporary hits.
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.
If you desire musical ambience as your guests arrive, during cocktail hour or as a soft accompaniment to your dinner, enjoy our trio featuring drums, piano and bass. 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 trio 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.
“We had seen Party on the Moon Band at a friend’s wedding before, but this time the trio played during dinner and my wife, a jazz pianist herself, was literally brought to tears as she listened. Awesome!” – Steven Kincaid, Tampa, FL
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
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.” –
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.
Ever wish you could be a part of the band? Well now you can! With Star for a Night, we give you coaching and confidence to get on stage with our band and unleash your inner rock star and give your guests a performance they’ll never forget!
Incorporate our featured DJ into your event, wedding or after party. During our live performances, our DJs mix recorded music for an amazing effect. 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.
A versatile professional speaker and entertainer, Marvelless Mark’s® boundless energy add sparkle to business conferences, motivational seminars, team-building events, award ceremonies, contests and game shows, parties and more. Mark wears a variety of hats from leading your team in a series of entertaining activities to playing event host and keeping your show lively and entertaining.
Let us help you create a powerful experience customized to your company, cause or commitment. Using the power of a videotaped “mission story,” which incorporates both mission articulation and “branded” creative solutions, your event will not only leave guests excited and happy, but empowered to support your vision.
Package options include:
- Development of messaging, mission articulation and “branded” creative solutions for audience and member communications outreach
- Incorporation of the messaging and “branded solutions” into your event via a custom videotaped “mission story,” played at the event and usable in previews to boost awareness and attendance
- Integration with activities before and/or during the event
The Woman’s Board at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago saw amazing results from the Power of Music package. The pre-event promotion helped build excitement for and attendance at the event, while the at-event video messaging helped increase interest in the campaign. All in all, the Board raised more than $1.3M for this worthy cause. The Power of Music package is an important option for any organization trying to throw a great party, while optimizing fundraising results.
While you’re creating memories, be sure to capture them with a photo booth! Our photobooth is classic style with the very latest in digital technology and a stylish look that fits any event. Our photo strips are professional quality and they are developed in 15 seconds. We always send a professional event attendant with the booth to ensure the booth runs seamlessly.
Shadow Dancing is a fun and unique type of dancing. Created by Shadow Boxes with screens and a light source shown in the direction of the dancer in the box, they make guests do things they never thought they would do! The audience, on the other side of the screen, only sees a silhouette of the person dancing, creating a wild and exotic type of dance that spices up any type of event. National Party Bands offer these Shadow Boxes for your guests to go crazy in, to really show off their moves!!!
At your event, you want everything to look great and so do we! That’s why we work closely with you and/or your planner in selecting just the right costumes. Your choices are almost limitless…we can dress to your theme, in colors of your choice or go formal. Complete with costume changes during the show, you will be thrilled not only by the great sounds of our bands, but how great they look, too.
We are pleased to offer a “Special Guest Vocalist” offering for our Party on the Moon, Jessie’s Girls and Simply Irresistible bands. As you will see in this video, Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray fame is accepting dates with our bands, and our clients couldn’t be happier! Mark performs up to four of his Top 10 songs such as “Fly,” “Every Morning,” When It’s Over,” and “Someday.” He is also available for a VIP meet and greet!
Other Special Vocalist artists that will perform with our bands include Rick Springfield, Eddie Money, Mickey Thomas, Ken & Drew from Sister Hazel, Emerson Hart from Tonic, Wally Parker of The Romantics, Art Alexakis of Everclear and Matt Scannell of Vertical Horizon.
Some of the organizations we have dazzled:
- American Heart Association
- Premiere Healthcare
- Krewe of Endymion at Superdome
- USS George HW Bush
- Lumiere Communications
- Sea Island Resort – The Cloister & The Lodge
- Conway Mackenzie
- Sheltered Arms Hospital
- Birmingham Museum of Art
- Smith Drug Co.
- YPO – San Juan PR
- CSX Corp
- Wyndham Championship
- Atlantis, Bahamas
Our members have recorded or toured with:
- Elton John
- Lionel Richie
- Aretha Franklin
- Maroon 5
- Earth, Wind & Fire
- Paula Abdul
- Jennifer Holiday
- Philip Bailey
The Great Ronnie Garrett
Leader of Simply Irresistible
Ronnie Garrett is a Grammy nominee, songwriter, producer and musician who has produced, performed and written on more than 15 million records sold worldwide. Ronnie is renowned for his work as Tyler Perry’s music director, where he composes songs for Tyler Perry’s movies and plays. Ronnie has performed on the Grammy Awards and the American Music Awards with Toni Braxton. He has worked with Beyonce, Elton John, Maurice White (of Earth Wind and Fire), Chaka Kahn, Cuba Gooding, Jr, and received a 2007 Grammy Nomination (Best Duo or Group) for Tyler Perry’s Soundtrack. We are honored to have him as the band leader of Simply Irresistible!
Just a few of Ronnie’s amazing accomplishments:
Madea’s Witeness Protection – 2012
Madea’s Big Happy Family – 2012
I Can Do Bad All By Myself – 2009
Family That Preys – 2008
Daddy’s Little Girl – 2007
Madea’s Family Reunion – 2006
Diary of a Mad Black Women – 2005
The Fighting Temptations – 2003
Fame LA – 1998
The Associate 0 1996
Kazaam – 1996
January 2004 – 2008
Aaliyah, Dru Hill, Monica, Deborah Cox, Issac Hayes, Mya, Tamia, Will Downing, Maysa, Toni Braxton, Boney James, Destiny’s Child, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Lionel Richie, 98 Degrees, Heather Headley, Diana Ross, Patti Labell, Yolonda Adams, Gerald Levert, Carl Thomas, Natalie Cole, Chaka Kahn, Kelly Rowland, Usher
K-Swiss, Toyota, Chevy, Honda, Nike, McDonalds, AT@T, NBA, WNBA, Burger King, Ford, Budweiser
Television Shows (Original compositions used for)
The Oprah Winfrey Show, Live With Regis & Kelly, Young and the Restless MTV Cribs, Growing Up Gotti, Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, Star Search, Run’s House, Kimora Lee Simmons, True Hollywood Stories, Gotti’s Way, Paula Abdul, MTV Exposed, Your Momma Don’t Dance (Lifetime Network)
1996 to 2004
Will Downing, Jonathan Butler, Jennifer Holiday, Roy Ayers, Chante Moore, Boney James, Isaac Hayes, Phillip Bailey, Toni Braxton.
- Concerts in the Round
Concerts in the Round was a huge success this year…Simply Irresistible clearly stood above the rest as the fan favorite. It was like watching a national act that you would see at a big arena play party music for three hours non stop. Unreal! I didn’t want to leave for fear of missing a song. Clearly SI is one of the best bands in the country.
- Wedding Guest
Simply Irresistible is so incredible. I seriously could not imagine a better band. The band was very friendly, and we could tell that they really love to entertain. They played to the crowd and definitely got everyone up and moving. Thank you so much for the best night of our lives!
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 Simply Irresistible Dance Experience’s complete song list, download the PDF below.
- Adele- Rollin In The Deep
- B52’s- Love Shack
- Bob Segar- Old Time Rock and Roll
- Florence and The Machine- Dog Days Are Over
- George Michael- Faith
- John Legend- Green Light
- Kanye West- Flashing Lights
- Lady Gaga- Applause
- Lionel Richie- All Night Long
- LMFAO- Sexy and I Know It
- Maroon 5- Moves Like Jagger
- Marcia Griffiths- Electric Slide
- Michael Jackson- Billie Jean
- NSync- Bye Bye Bye
- Nicki Minaj- Starships
- One Republic- Counting Stars
- Outkast- Hey Ya
- Paul Simon- Call Me Al
- Pharell- Happy
- Prince- Purple Rain
- PSY- Gangnham Style
- T Pain- All I Do Is Win
- Taylor Swift- Trouble
- Walk The Moon- Shut Up And Dance
- Whitney Houston- I’m Every Woman
- Steve Miller Band- The Joker