The O-Tones, a hot Swing and Motown band from Massachusetts, will melt your hearts and get your feet dancing. They’ve got soul.
Based in the heart of New England, this event and wedding band travels to Boston as well as all of MA, CT, NY, VT, RI, and NH.
Their songs are well-loved, coming from many different eras like the guests they play for. They love the music they play and it shows. Whether singing an old jazz ballad for dinner music or punching out a fiery Motown or R&B tune for dancing, audiences have taken to their sound since 1990 when they first started playing for weddings, parties, swing dances, and fundraisers.
Their diverse repertoire as a dance band showcases powerful vocal harmonies, a driving rhythm section, soulful tenor sax, blazing guitar solos, and funky keyboard. The older generation feels nostalgic while the younger crowd comes alive hearing the compelling rhythm and melodies. Some of the band members are dancers; they really understand the groove.
The core of the group is made up of three stellar singers, Mary Witt (bass), Ann Percival (rhythm guitar), and Zack Danziger (lead guitar). Each lending their own flavor, they soar in their solo vocal stylings, while blending smoothly in their harmonies. Add to that hot tenor sax by Kerry Blount, boogie woogie piano & organ by Walt Chapman, and, creative, rock solid drumming by Pieter Struyk, and you’ve got a sound that can’t be beat. With three singers and six instruments, you get the feeling of a big band with horn section. Smaller groupings are also available.
The O Tones - Boston, Boston — The O-Tones will add pizzazz to your event, any age audience up for listening and dancing to great music from the swing area, through R&B and Motown, and some contemporary blues. Check them out!
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The O Tones - Boston
- Well Alright, Ok, You Win
- We love this big band classic. Joe Williams did a great version with Count Basie, who wrote the song together. Everyone loves a song about being right! Put our O-Tones spin on it with vocal harmonies and horn section, with guitar and keyboard. Great for dancing at weddings, dances and parties.
- Ain't too Proud
- Temptations song with great groove for moving.
- No, No, No
- We couldn't resist learning this lesser known James Brown song, with a great R&B feel. The vocal backups are so fun to sing over the sax, guitar, and organ solos. Zack Danziger lets it rip, joined by Kerry Blount and Walt Chapman, sax and keyboard.
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|"Wonderful To Work With", anne401 from Northampton, Massachusetts|
|Mary was responsive, professional, organized and easy to work with. And most importantly, the band sounded great and was fun to watch!|
|"Fabulous band with great range and ability", kalistaaird from Northampton, Massachusetts|
|The O-Tones were a fantastic choice for our wedding! They played a tight setlist based on our choices, and included a great range of music that pleased guests of all ages. |
They were accommodating---incorporated special dance music on CD for our dances with family and each other, and adjusted their arrival/load in to meet the needs of the restaurant for the reception.