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Yes, the Pepper Shakers are considered a really good Toronto live band - a party band that's a great choice if you are considering hiring musicians in Toronto & area, where you want lively, live music. While we bill ourselves as a "rock'n'roll party band", we are more versatile than that, covering a range of musical styles and genres suitable for lots of different types of functions and venues.
We have over 10 years experience, with 800+ paid appearances (and counting) since 2013. We have played to audiences and crowds of all sizes and ages, from backyard parties, to the largest outdoor and indoor stages. Pro-level musicians for hire right here in Toronto, ON. Professional-level Toronto musicians for hire - our sound, our look, our attitude.
Yes! With a repertoire of over 700 song titles, we can deliver a lot of musical variety, with styles and genres including:
Yes! The Pepper Shakers have done themed events of several kinds, including:
...all with attire to go with the music. For every theme, we have dozens of appropriate song titles, to make your event sound just like it looks.
We have played 800+ gigs, including:
We've played to audiences of all sizes and ages, on stages, halls, lawns, club rooms, restaurants, bars, parks, offices, lobbies - you name it, we've played it.
Nope, not if you don't want us to be. We are proud of our ability, as professional level musicians, to provide live musical entertainment at any volume level the client wants, from whisper-soft background music, to soft rock/MOR social dance music, to full-on rock-the-dancefloor volume. Being a 3-piece band with a tight setup and excellent equipment helps ensure we deliver live music at the volume you want.
We try to work with the budget of the client. As a rough guide, a starting figure would be $450-$500 for a 1-2 hour performance in a smaller setting, in the Toronto area.
Larger events, longer playing time, the amount of extra equipment required, and the distance to the venue (travel) all factor into a price. Contact us with the specifics of your event - we'll shoot you back a lightning fast response and quote.
The Pepper Shakers are a 3-piece band consisting of guitar, bass, and drums, with harmonized vocals. We seldom augment this format, because quite honestly, we are at our best as a trio - 800+ paid gigs seems to have confirmed this!
We generally play the Greater Toronto Area, which includes regularly performing from Hamilton to the west, Oshawa to the east and up to Barrie in the north. Additional travel general incurs additional cost. We have done appearances further afield.
Yes, when you hire the Pepper Shakers, we supply all the equipment for the event - instruments, amplifiers, PA system, microphone, and lights.
Alternatively, we are more than happy to work with your sound or stage technicians and perform through their equipment.
Our gear is 100% top quality throughout and capable of handling any volume, from very soft background/dinner music, to full dance-floor level.
We are totally flexible with respect to performance times. We can play sets of any length, take breaks of any length at the client's direction.
Typical 4-hour functions such as dances or banquets include 3 x 1-hour sets, with 20 minute breaks between, but again, it is entirely at the client's discretion.
Minimum performance time can be as short as 15-30 minutes; we've also done functions such as weddings which have required our presence for 6 hours and more..
Yes, through our mp3 player, or your device, through our PA system.