The Z Street Speakeasy Band is having a great time this week performing for several events in the Tampa, Sarasota, and St. Petersburg area. From Glitz and glamour holiday events in Tampa, to Gatsby and Roaring 20's events in Sarasota, the band has been busy playing everything from intimate vintage jazz to packing the dance floor with hot jazz and more. Here are some pictures of some memorable events.
The Z Street Speakeasy Band is a Florida band that serves Orlando, Vero Beach, and Fort Myers and beyond. Band leader Mark is here to guide you through your Gatsby, Speakeasy, 1940's, Hollywood Oscars theme event from the very beginning until the last note is played. Here are just a few of the questions that Mark gets asked when new clients inquire about hiring the band, along with his responses, which should help you make a sound decision on hiring entertainment for your private party, corporate event or charity gala.
Question: Is it necessary that the band I hire carry insurance?
Answer: Absolutely! Any reputable band should carry multi million dollar liability insurance, as most venues require it before the band can perform at the venue. If the band you are looking to hire can't produce a copy of their Liability insurance well before the event, they may not be allowed to perform at the venue, as most venues require it. The Z Street Speakeasy Band carries multi million dollar liability insurance.
Question: Where are you located? I see other bands listed on Google that say they are in Florida, but when I contact them, they tell me they are located in another state or another Country.
Answer: We are residents of Orlando Florida. We live in Orlando, and our musicians are professional musicians at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. Orlando is our home base.
Question: Why do some bands list themselves on Google as being located in Orlando, but they are actually in another State or Country? Sometimes, heir website doesn't say where they are located at all. It's confusing.
Answer: That's a good question. Many out of state bands, as well as bands located outside of the United State may fly only the band leader into Florida, and then the bandleader will hire local "pick up musicians" (meaning musicians that aren't members of their band; many whom they may have never met or heard before) to perform at their event on the fly. This isn’t a good idea. The band should be a group of musicians that have been playing together on a continual basis. Not random players hired to perform with the band for the first time. The Z Street Speakeasy Band is a group of band members that have been working together for years. They are established team members that are an integral part of the Z Street Gatsby Band family. If we do an out of State gig, the whole band goes with us. We do not use pick up musicians. When inquiring about a band, it's good to know what City, State and Country that they are located in. It should state that clearly on their website.
Question: When I was researching bands to hire, many of them wanted to charge me additional fees for stage lighting, or sound equipment. That seems unfair.
Answer: You are absolutely correct. It is unfair. Be very wary of bands that charge you additional fees for sound or lighting. Reputable bands provide their own sounds and lights. This is a given. The Z Street Band provides Sound, stage lighting, dance floor lighting, and a dedicated microphone for guests for announcements. If a band tries to "upsell you on sound and lights", that is initially a junk fee. A band's responsibility is to provide the client with the full package of sound, lights, and costuming. There should be no additional fees, as the band should never charge a client for something the band is responsible for providing. However, many clients choose to use an independent sound company for a large scale event instead of our equipment, which is fine too. Large scale events may require additional AV, sound and lighting that an independent sound company would provide. The Z Street Speakeasy Band has a great relationship with professional sound companies throughout Florida as well as the United States.
Florida's Gatsby Band, the Z Street Speakeasy Band provided corporate convention entertainment at three Gatsby separate events last week. From Orlando to Sarasota to Palm Beach and beyond, the band performed vintage swing music, then launched into contemporary music to pack the dance floor.
Z Street Speakeasy Band, Gatsby, Speakeasy and Vintage Jazz Band Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota, Ybor City, Clearwater, St. Petersburg and beyond.
The Z Street Speakeasy Band plays Gatsby, Vintage Jazz and Speakeasy music and also has the unique ability to transition into Rock, Pop, R&B and more. That was the case on June 18, when the Z Street Speakeasy Band packed the dance floor with two sets of vintage music, then transitioned into more contemporary music for the corporate event. Here are some pictures of the event that had the guests on their feet dancing to the Z Street Speakeasy Band. The band can play vintage music all night long if requested, but in most cases, after the first or second set of vintage music, guests are ready to kick it up a notch. By the look of the pictures below, you can almost feel the energy from the bandstand to the dance floor.
Z Street Speakeasy Band performs for Gatsby events in Palm Beach, Sarasota, St. Petersburg and beyond.
The Z Street Speakeasy Band performed at the Breakers on June 2nd as a Gatsby Band. Earlier that month they performed for Gatsby theme party entertainment in St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Clearwater and Tampa. The Band is based out of Orlando, and is available from 3 to 10 pieces. The Z Street Band has a unique talent of being able to perform hits from the Gatsby era, as well as the 30's, 40's and transitioning into 80's, 90's and current hits of today. Here are a few pictures of the band at the Breakers in Palm Beach Florida for a Gatsby theme corporate event.
The Z Street Speakeasy Band has been a Gatsby Band, a Prohibition Band and a Speakeasy Band all across Florida this month. From Orlando to St. Petersburg and beyond, this has been the busiest April on record. Here are some pictures from just a few of April 2016 events.
The Z Street Speakeasy Band performed as a Gatsby Band for the South West Florida Heart Associations Heart Ball 2016. They performed Speakeasy music, Gatsby music and Roaring 20's hits for the cocktail reception and then transitioned into songs such as "Uptown Funk", "Celebrate" and music from the 80's, 90's, and 2000's. The Z Street Speakeasy Band performs throughout the state of Florida including Orlando, Clearwater, Tampa, Sarasota, St. Petersburg and beyond. Over 2,000 guests attended the event.
The Z Street Speakeasy Band is a Gatsby Band and performs in Orlando, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Clearwater, Palm Beach, Boca Raton and Daytona
The Z Street Speakeasy Band has had an incredible year of performances. They have performed as a Gatsby and Speakeasy Band for events in Florida and beyond. From Orlando to Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Palm Beach, Boca Raton to Clearwater, the band has been rebooked and received as Florida's premiere Roaring 20's Band, specializing in Gatsby, speakeasy and Roaring 20's theme events. Here are some pictures of their most memorable recent events including opening for Howie Mandell, and performing for The " Inc. 5000 " Awards with Inc. Magazine President Eric Schurenberg, and "Shark Tank" entrepreneur, Robert Herjavek.
Z Street Speakeasy Band