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Shine (Private Function Band)

Contact:John W. Harris
Phone:(617) 545-6011

Shine is a first class musical group from Boston which performs throughout the New England area. Each member is a versatile instrumentalist and vocalist who combines impressive musical credentials with a genuine desire to provide just the right entertainment for any type of event. We have enjoyed providing live music since 1981 for over twelve hundred different parties in many hotels, historic estates, function halls, nightclubs, backyards, beaches, boats and farms! From quiet cocktails to full scale rockin' dancing, the music is always presented to suit everyone's different tastes.

The band's repertoire features hundreds of songs from all areas of popular music. Any particular style can be concentrated on as each engagement is carefully planned. Our instrumentation and singing abilities enable us to authentically portray the songs that people like to request. Saxophone, guitar, keyboards, bass, drums, one female and four male vocalists are included in the regular five person lineup.

An extra horn player is sometimes added for a bigger horn section sound. For more low key events, we also offer a smaller trio or quartet featuring many instrumental jazz, Latin, classical and pop selections (with vocal material as an option).

Each member of Shine has a B.A. in music and is a full-time musician. You may already have heard some of us on the radio! In addition to performing on over a dozen records and CDs, band members have performed in conjunction with: the Temptations, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade, James Brown, Capitol Records, Natalie Cole, the Arkansas Symphony, the Drifters, Roberta Flack, the Wilbur Theater, Sergio Mendez, various original rock acts, the Berklee College of Music Faculty All Stars . . .

Shine has also peformed at noteworthy events in California and Washington, D.C. and has earned a solid reputation for knowing what to play when. We emphasize reading the crowd, being accomodating and maintaining approptiate volume levels at all times - not to mention just having a great time with people!

Shine's song list includes: Contemporary, Motown, Rhythm & Blues, Pop-Jazz Instrumentals, Classic Hits, Show Tunes, 50's Music, Swing & Jazz, Lain, Calypso, Ethnic Music, Waltzes . . .

Snipits from various feedback letters:
"We just got back from our honeymoon and had to tell you what an incredible job you guys did at our wedding! . . . didn't realize that a band could play so many different styles so well . . ."

"The music was great, the volume was appropriate, and the selections were fun."

"Shine lived up to its reputation and was a crowd pleaser."

"The staff even congratulated me on finding such a great band!"

For booking information, please call John Harris at the number listed above.

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