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Andrew Thielen Big Band

Wow What A Band!


No matter what the occasion, music brings everyone together. Wedding receptions, concerts, corporate parties, holidays and more are best enjoyed with sensational live music. If you want the best entertainment and the most enjoyable variety music for all ages...we are the band for you. We have done shows for Planet Hollywood, the House of Blues, PBS, Gucci, the Greenbrier and more. Our big band is self contained and WE CAN FIT ON ANY SIZE STAGE OR IN ANY ROOM and make it work for dancers and pleasing sound. Read on to find out what this exciting band can do. We have been at it for 19 years and always have clients saying, "Wow what a band", starting with the very first song!


Here is what our band can do for you!

  • Wedding Receptions

  • Other Wedding Music, Jazz Trios and Emcee

  • Concerts In The Park

  • Corporate Parties

  • Holidays

  • City Street Dances & Debutante Balls

  • 10 EXTRA Special Touches You Will Love!


We Make Wedding Receptions A "Rockin" Dance Party!

When it comes to wedding receptions, THE BAND IS THE PARTY! Wedding receptions should bring two new families together and it can happen best with everyone having a great time on the dance floor. All ages and tastes should have songs they love to listen and dance to throughout the evening and we play it all. Our huge variety of music includes 60's, & 70's & 80's, rock, Motown, swing, beach music, soul, pop, disco, Sinatra, easy listening, rhythm and blues, standards, Black Eyed Peas, beautiful ballads and much more. We mix it up all night long to keep the party going. We are one of the most popular wedding bands on the East Coast playing from Boston to Key Largo and all cities in-between.


ďWe saw bridesmaids and groomsmen scream with delight and run to the dance floor when the band started. We are certain nothing gets audiences more excited about dancing then the sound of live horns, great singers and one of todayís best drummers in a group called the Andrew Thielen Big Band!Ē Ė Southern Coast Wedding Magazine




Ceremony music, cocktail pianists, jazz trios and emcee.

Many brides and wedding planners enjoy the convenience of having our band be a one stop shop. If you want trumpet fanfare or herald trumpets for the wedding we can do it. If you want a cocktail pianist during dinner we have it. If you want a jazz quartet or trio for an hour before the big band kicks off the dance party....we have that too. And yes, we can emcee the event, the announcements, the works. Great wedding receptions need good timing and show biz appeal.


Concerts That Bring Audiences To Their Feet!

Concerts are another one of our specialties. Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Flag Day, Vineyard Concerts, Festivals, 4th of July, Salute to the Troops and more all bring out the best in our big band. We enjoy getting the kids and families to interact with the band during our dance contests, music trivia and band sing-alongs. We even furnish prizes to the winners. From Armed Forces anthems to "God Bless the USA", our music stirs the soul and brings audiences to their feet.



Corporate Parties and themed events!

The Andrew Thielen Big Band is proud to team with the Blues Brothers from Universal Studios for a complete LIVE show and dance. This act is the ONLY officially licensed tribute show. As "the band" we perform arrangements from "Sweet Home Chicago" to "Rawhide." After the show our big band plays variety music for dancing while the Blues Brothers sign autographs and pose for photos with guests. Other themes from disco nights to speak-easy parties are available.


Holiday Parties with Zing that make you Sing!

If it's Christmas or Valentines Day....we are just a phone call away. Our musical library has all the holiday songs from the past fifty years. Around the holidays you will hear Rockin Around The Christmas Tree, Santa Baby, I'll Be Home For Christmas, Merry Christmas Darling, Feliz Navidad, the Christmas Song and many more. Valentines Day we have the songs of LOVE like L.O.V.E, Stay Together, When I Fall In Love, I Can't Help Falling In Love With You, At Last, and more. Party songs like Old Time Rock & Roll, Mustang Sally, Respect, Boogie Shoes, Brown Eyed Girl, In The Mood, I Love The Nightlife, & Forget You keep everyone on the dance floor. We now have special musical tributes to Whitney Houston and Donna Summer that will bring the house down.


We like to make your feet happy!

Whatever the dancing surface may be, the Andrew Thielen Big Band wants to make your feet and musical spirit happy. We even like the challenge of taking "requests" from the audience to prove our musical diversity. Professional ballroom dancers and debutante balls use us because few bands can play the required foxtrots, waltzes, Latin dances, rumbas or cha-chas appropriately. But it doesn't matter if you are a beginning shagger, a ballroom dancing star or a young debutante-- we will have you moving and grooving. If you still prefer to just watch, it is a real treat to see all those live saxophones, blazing brass and a hot vocalist belting out the tunes. If that isn't enough to get your heart racing.... our electrifying double bass drum solo will.



Special Touches You Will Enjoy!

Here are 10 EXTRAS we do to make the night complete.

1. We bring all the sound equipment and it is included in our price.

2. You can use our microphones for toasts and announcements.

3. We can play prerecorded music for free through the PA till we start.

4. We bring our own risers and staging for a great tiered look.

5. We bring a lighted mirror ball and disco ball for the dance floor.

6. We have different color tux vests to match your decor.

7. We have special costumes for theme parties.

8. We arrive hours early to set up to avoid any problems.

9. We tailor our musical song lists to meet your requests.

10. We act professional, courteous and appreciative everywhere we go.


The Best Band You Will Ever Hear........Guaranteed!

Simply put, our band plays the most popular songs of the last 50 years with live horns, great singers, the finest instrumentalists and one heck of a drummer. Everything is done with style and class. The music and show are a blast. We LOVE to play and entertain all over the USA. Call Archer Music Service today.







Great Dance Floor Tunes

Forget You Ceelo
I Got A Feelin' Black Eyed Peas
Thriller Michael Jackson
Dancing Queen Abba
Boogie Shoes, Get Down Tonight KC & Sunshine Band
I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor
RESPECT Aretha Franklin
Everything Michael Buble
Last Dance Donna Summer
I Love The Nightlife Alicia Bridges
Disco Inferno Trammps
How Deep Is Your Love? Bee Gees
Flashdance Irene Cara
Fame Irene Cara
Europa Various
Pick Up The Pieces AWB
Get This Party Started Pink
Celebration Kool & The Gang
Funkytown Lipps. Inc.
Works Hard For The Money Donna Summer
YMCA Village People
Best of My Love Emotions
Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry
Mr. Big Stuff Jean Knight
Ladies Night
Kool & The Gang

Classic Rock & Roll Party Songs

Mustang Sally Wilson Pickett
Old Time Rock & Roll Bob Seger
Proud Mary Tina Turner
Twist & Shout Beatles
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Heart Of Rock & Roll Huey Lewis
Shake A Tail Feather Blues Brothers
Sweet Caroline James Stewart/ Andrew Thielen Big Band
Love Shack B 52ís
Takin' Care Of Business BTO
More Today Than Yesterday Spiral Staircase
Brandy (Youíre A Fine Girl) Looking Glass
Crocodile Rock Elton John
Unchained Melody Righteous Brothers
Gloria Laura Branigan
Shout The Isley Brothers
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown Jim Croce
You Are The Sunshine of My Life Stevie Wonder
Save The Last Dance For Me Drifters/Bubleí
Do You Love Me? (now that I can dance) Contours
Itís Not Unusual Tom Jones
Ramblin' Man Allman Brothers Band
Already Gone Eagles

Motown & R&B Dance

Brick House Commodores
Mustang Sally Wilson Pickett
My Girl Temptations
Knock On Wood Amii Stewart
Signed, Sealed, Delivered Stevie Wonder/Peter Frampton
Chain of Fools Aretha Franklin
Heard it Through The Grapevine Marvin Gaye
Get Ready Temptations
Pink Cadillac Aretha Franklin
I Feel Good James Brown
Dancin' In The Streets Martha & The Vandellas
Unchain My Heart Ray Charles/Joe Cocker
Livin' In America James Brown
Freeway of Love Aretha Franklin

Sinatra & Swingin' Songs

New York, New York Sinatra
My Way Sinatra
Learnin' The Blues Sinatra
Iíll Be Seeing You Sinatra
Where or When Sinatra
Zing Went The Strings Sinatra
Ain't That A Kick In The Head Dean Martin
Nobody Till Somebody Loves You Dean Martin
Beyond The Sea Bobby Darrin
Fly Me To The Moon Sinatra
Iíve Got You Under My Skin Sinatra
Come Fly With Me Sinatra
I Donít Know Why I Just Do Sinatra
I Thought About You Various
Without A Song Frank Sinatra
Lady Is A Tramp Sinatra
Summer Wind Sinatra
Witchcraft Sinatra

First Dance Wedding Song Ideas

At Last Etta James
This Will Be An Everlasting Love Natalie Cole
Everything Michael Buble
The Way You Look Tonight Frank Sinatra
Unforgettable Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole
What A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
It Had To Be You Harry Connick Jr.
From This Moment Shania Twain
For Once In My Life Michael Bubleí
Natural Woman Aretha Franklin
My Girl Temptations
Love Will Keep Us Together Captain & Tennille
When I Fall In Love Association
Make Someone Happy Misc. Artists
LOVE Natalie Cole
Our Love Is Here To Stay Various
Let It Be Me Everly Brothers
True Companion Marc Cohn
I Hope You Dance Leanne Womack

Beach Music for Shaggers

Carolina Girls Chairman of The Board
I Love Beach Music Embers
Havenít Met You Yet Michael Buble
Build Me Up Buttercup Foundations
How Sweet It is To Be Loved By You James Taylor
Lonely Teardrops Jackie Wilson
Way You Do The Things You Do Temptations/Rita Coolidge
Baby Workout Jackie Wilson
Somewhere Over The Rainbow Band of Oz
Myrtle Beach Days
Under The Boardwalk Drifters
Just A Gigolo David Lee Roth
Only You Platters
What A Difference A Day Makes JD Cash
Teach Me Tonight Joe Williams
A Summer Place JD Cash
My Kind Of Girl Matt Monroe/ Billy Scott
Itís Alright Impressions
September In The Rain Brenda Lee
Slow Boat To China Brenda Lee/ Renee Olstead

Fifties Music

Blue Moon Various
Itís My Party Lesley Gore
Rock Around The Clock Bill Hailey
Mack The Knife Bobby Darrin
Oh Look At Me Now Bobby Darin
Splish Splash Bobby Darin
Cab Driver Mills Brothers
Tequila Champs


Begin The Beguine

How Sweet It Is

I Love Beach Music

In The Mood

I Will Survive

Knock On Wood

Livin' La Vida Loca

Mack The Knife

Old Time Rock 'n Roll

Proud Mary

Sing, Sing, Sing

Summer Wind

The Way You Look Tonight

What A Wonderful World


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