The #1 Gigmasters Band In Northern California
Rock & Roll / Pop • R&B/Soul/Funk • Jazz Standards • Ballads

contact us at: bookings@thesoundeffect.com or 408.368.9574
 


Whether you select items from our "Ala Carte" menu or go for an additional discount with a "Combination Platter", our goal is to provide you and your guests with a day of fond memories that will last a lifetime. We fully understand the stress that is encountered when undertaking a major event and want to work with you as much as possible ahead of time to ensure that the last thing you'll need to worry about during the event is the band. All prices assume that the venue is located within 50 miles of San Jose.. For events more than a 1 hour drive from San Jose as measured according to Google Maps, an additional transportation fee applies. All bookings require a 2-hour minimum.

A La Carte Menu

The Sound Effect Band (Private Event)

A 7-piece band (male and female vocalists, sax, guitar, bass, keyboard, drums) featuring a mix of rock, pop, R&B, soul, funk, motown, jazz and ballads from today back through the 1960s. We focus on songs which are dancing favorites to keep the dance floor full throughout your event.


The Sound Effect Trio / Quartet (Private Event)

For more subtle background music featuring jazz standards, The Sound Effect Trio or Quartet can provide your event with music during the cocktail hour and dinner, or when music is not the feature of your event. The trio consists of keyboard, bass and drums. The quartet adds a saxophone to the instrumentation.


Special Song Requests

When booking The Sound Effect Band, we are happy to work up arrangements of special songs you'd like to request, given that we have sufficient advance time to create the arrangements and rehearse them. We are happy to work up one special request booking the Gold Package, or two songs when booking the Platinum Package.

Combination Platters

Platinum - 1 1/2 hours of jazz quartet and/or acoustic guitar duet for cocktails and/or dinner, followed by up to 4 hours of The Sound Effect Band for a total event time of 5 1/2 to 6 hours. Includes 2 Special Request Songs. When cocktail hour is in a different location than the main reception, acoustic guitar duet is used for cocktails, and jazz quartet is used during dinner. The Sound Effect Band begins upon the completion of dinner, to a maximum of 4 hours. This is the minimum fee for bookings greater than 3 hours drive from San Jose.

Gold - 1 1/2 hours of jazz quartet and/or acoustic guitar duet for cocktails and/or dinner, followed by up to 3 hours of The Sound Effect Band for a total event time of 4 1/2 to 5 hours. Includes 1 Special Request Song. When cocktail hour is in a different location than the main reception, acoustic guitar duet is used for cocktails, and jazz quartet is used during dinner. The Sound Effect Band begins upon the completion of dinner, up to a maximum of 3 hours. This is the minimum fee for bookings greater than 2 hours drive from San Jose.

Silver - 1 hour of jazz quartet and/or acoustic guitar duet for cocktails and/or dinner, followed by up to 2 hours of The Sound Effect Band for a total event time of 3 to 3 1/2 hours. When cocktail hour is in a different location than the main reception, acoustic guitar duet is used for cocktails, and jazz quartet is used during dinner. The Sound Effect Band begins upon the completion of dinner, to a maximum of 2 hours.

Wedding Ceremony Bonus - When you are having your wedding ceremony at the same site as your reception, you can add our keyboardist or acoustic guitar for your ceremony with a sound system to any of the Combination Platters above.

Festivals, Public Events, Clubs

Club Dancing Special - We are currently looking for a local club where we can play monthly or semi-monthly (starting at 8pm, 8:30pm or 9pm on Friday or Saturday evening).

Club Dinner/Dancing Special - Now accepting public club booking for 2 hours of dinner (6:30 - 8:30) with the jazz quartet and 3 hours of dancing (9 - midnight) with the full band on Friday or Saturday evenings.

The Sound Effect is currently accepting bookings for all types of public events. Please email along with your date availability, start time, length of performance desired and budget.

Material for Download

A summary of The Sound Effect information is available for download and printing in pdf format here. This brochure, along with a demo CD of the audio files on the SAMPLES page comprise what we can also send you via mail upon request. Please send your request to .