INTERESTED IN THE BUSINESS?
8 Piece Band: 2 lead vocalists (male & female), Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keys, Trumpet, Sax
Additional Instruments Available
Both Male + Female Vocalist(s)
Cocktail Hour/Dinner Music
Business is the real deal. Eight of the best musicians around, including a horn
section and powerful vocals and outstanding showmanship, deliver an
unbelievable performance for any occasion. We LOVE finding the pulse of an
audience and raising that pulse to create an experience far beyond the
ordinary. We insist on your event being extraordinary in every way.
Everybody likes a buffet, but The Business is fine dining. Each song crafted out of our passion for the music and delivered to exceed your expectations. Each event tailored to the last detail and managed with the greatest of ease. And each show delivered with the energy and enthusiasm that will cause you and your guests to forget the rest of the world for a while and fully enjoy the moment. That is The Business and that is our guarantee of a great time.
We cannot thank the band enough for making our wedding so phenomenal. Every single guest just raved about them and I’m sure we will be continuing to h...
Jun 12, 2021
The Business was absolutely incredible. Seriously words couldn’t describe how amazing they were. Every single guest was on the dance floor at some poi...
Jun 06, 2021
We had an absolutely fantastic experience with The Business at our wedding on 5/15/21. They perfected all three first dance songs...I had even asked t...
-Alicia K. -
May 22, 2021
The Business was AMAZING! We have gotten so many compliments on the band and really enjoyed them. I’ll definitely pass along your information to frien...
Oct 03, 2020
We were all absolutely blown away by The Business. They are incredible musicians and complete professionals- we couldn't have been more thrilled with ...
-Alice & Pete-
Jul 06, 2019
Jim You guys were INCREDIBLE! Absolutely everything and more that we were envisioning. I can't tell you how many people came up to us raving about ...
-Hailey & Bryan-
Jun 08, 2019
Absolutely five star - the band is fantastic and they gave an awesome performance. The dance floor was full all night and they are a good, tight band!...
Jun 01, 2019
First off, thank you! You and your band were the life of the party and needless to say, our guests were blown away by your energy, talent, and profess...
-Kevin & Sarina S.-
Nov 03, 2018
Jim Arrendell & The Business provided the best live music & entertainment imaginable for our big day. They brought an energy and swagger to our recept...
Nov 03, 2018
You guys really made our wedding awesome! Great customer service, great music, and overall great experience. Thanks for everything. The night would ha...
Oct 13, 2018
Thank you for your kind e-mail and your great performance Saturday night! It is always a pleasure to work with you and your band. Your seemingly unwav...
Sep 22, 2018
Thank you so much for the great performance. Everyone has been saying how great you all were and how much fun they had on the dance floor. You guys we...
Sep 15, 2018
We can’t thank you enough for making our wedding night so much fun. From the surprise recessional to an amazing set during the reception, you guys mad...
-Hobbs & Mary Frances -
Sep 02, 2018
Thanks for a phenomenal show, Jim! The Business is so easy to work with and our crowd LOVED them. Their music choices were perfect and they kept peopl...
Jul 11, 2018
The Business exceeded expectations! I had great guidance from Barry as our first choice, wasn’t available. Honestly, I think The Business was a bette...
Apr 28, 2018
I just want to personally thank you for creating such an amazing event on Saturday night. You all truly made the party! Jim, you are incredible and th...
Apr 14, 2018
They were AWESOME!! Thank you so much. They exceeded all expectations! ...
Mar 24, 2018
The Business was amazing! We loved all of their songs! Thank you so much! :) ...
Mar 03, 2018
We will certainly rate The Business as the best band in the world! They were absolutely incredible, and we could not have imagined a more perfect bunc...
Sep 30, 2017
We cannot begin to tell you how thankful we are that our paths crossed many, many moons ago. We feel incredibly lucky and absolutley priviledged to ha...
-Morgan & Mike G.-
Sep 30, 2017
We've just arrived in Cabo for our honeymoon, and I don't think we've gone more than an hour or two without rehashing the AMAZING time we had Saturday...
-Shelly & Ben-
Sep 23, 2017
I don’t think there is anything that could have been better! Those guys were more than awesome, the guests were pleased and the clients (planners) wer...
Sep 15, 2017
We cannot express our gratitude to the band enough. Y'all made the reception so much fun. We truly had so many people come up and ask us who the band ...
Sep 09, 2017
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. We had an absolute BLAST. As we told at least one of the band members, you guys were THE top priority on...
-Molly & Jeff-
Sep 02, 2017
Rob and I were extremely pleased with The Business! They did a great job, made the night a fun and memorable experience. So many people commented on...
Aug 12, 2017
All we can say is wow! The Business FAR exceeded any expectations we had. They were one of, if not the biggest highlight at our wedding. They were so ...
-Lainie & Warren-
Jul 15, 2017
We could not have been more thrilled with THE BUSINESS, which made the party on Saturday memorable and extra special. Our guests are still talking abo...
Jul 01, 2017
We were absolutely BLOWN AWAY by The Business!!! Our wedding reception was a total dream and so much of that is thanks to the incredible fun and feel ...
-Natalie & Jeremie-
Jun 17, 2017
Bottom line they were amazing!! And the best part of our wedding other than actually getting married! :) You all went well above and beyond and ga...
Jun 10, 2017
We were beyond happy with The Business. We received SO many complements on how awesome they were and guests kept saying the dance floor was always ful...
Jun 03, 2017
The Business exceeded EVERYONE"S expectations! If I've heard it once, I've heard it 1000 times "BEST BAND EVER." We have friends getting married in ...
May 19, 2017
It was definitely our pleasure having you all on the farm again! Your band is even better than I remembered. When the day didn't go exactly as we had ...
May 06, 2017
Thank you so much for making Saturday night so much fun!! It seemed to me that the dance floor was packed from the moment it opened through the last s...
Feb 18, 2017
The Business was WONDERFUL! We have nothing but positive things to say about them. All of our friends and family can't stop talking about what a great...
Oct 08, 2016
The Business was so AWESOME!! We really loved them so much. Everyone was asking about them!! I thought they were great to work with and our venue made...
Aug 20, 2016
I cannot begin to tell you how INCREDIBLE the band was at our wedding on April 23. They were absolutely fabulous and exceeded my expectations by far!...
Apr 23, 2016
Hi Ellie – Everything was fantastic. The Business was the perfect band for this party and certainly exceeded our expectations. We will not hesitate ...
Feb 13, 2016
They were AMAZING!!!
I love working with Jim and his band. They look great sound great and do such a great job!!
Oct 24, 2015
Aria and I wanted to let you know how much we appreciate the Business being part of our wedding celebration! We were so incredibly impressed with you...
Sep 12, 2015
THEY WERE AMAZING!!! Everyone danced until the very last song, and even chanted for an encore....and so they came back on and performed one last song ...
Aug 15, 2015
The Band was out standing. They were so cute with the flower girls and the dancing fool of a ring bearer during their set up. The music was OUTSTANDI...
Jun 20, 2015
I cannot say enough good things about Business! We were absolutely thrilled with their performance, not to mention their professionalism, kindness, a...
-Jenna & Keith-
May 24, 2015
This is Alice, but I think I can speak for everyone when I say the Business was wonderful at our reception. I had so many compliments from our ...
May 02, 2015
The Business was WONDERFUL. The music was great and everyone was dancing all night long. I’ve received lots of compliments from friends ab...
Apr 18, 2015
Our event went extremely well! As I remembered from our last encounter, Jim and the band were very courteous, professional and were absolutel...
Mar 06, 2015
Jim and the Business were so Amazing and professional on Sunday night. They are all so friendly and the members were very impressed!
We hope to have t...
Feb 15, 2015
We hired The Business to play at our daughter's wedding reception on January 3rd and our guests are still talking about them! The Business made the ni...
Jan 03, 2015
They were great! Professional, and nice guys too. Showed up on time, and were ready to go when we needed them. Jim was very accommodating of last m...
Dec 05, 2014
There are not enough positive words to describe our experience. Jim and his band were fabulous - flexible and professional to the very end. We enjoyed...
Oct 04, 2014
I cannot say enough nice things about The Business. Not only did they provide us with amazing entertainment and music at our wedding, but Jim w...
Sep 06, 2014
They were great and so professional. They more than most of my vendors went out of their way to get to know my preferences ahead of time so they coul...
Jul 26, 2014
It was a sincere pleasure to work with Jim and your company. The entire experience was professional, but the follow up was (and continues to be) pers...
Jul 04, 2014
The band was incredible! They had everyone on the dance floor for four hours straight, I think the crowd even asked for an encore! We had countless gu...
Jun 15, 2014
Show was amazing; the members are raving, and I sure appreciate your talent! Looking forward to the next time we have opportunity to work together aga...
Feb 16, 2014
Jim and The Business shined at our fundraiser. Jim connects with the energy of the audience and had the crowd dancing all evening. Everyone commented ...
-Ed & Sue-
Nov 02, 2013
The Business was really great. They went out of their way for us to make sure everything was just perfect. We really enjoyed working with Jim- he's su...
Oct 27, 2013
We were beyond pleased with the reception. We had so much fun, and I know everyone else did as well. You guys kept the dance floor packed the whole ni...
Sep 21, 2013
You guys were great! We heard nothing but good comments. One person said that he thought you guys were the best band our association has ever hired! Y...
Aug 17, 2013
Our expectations were blown away! We are so happy that The Business could perform at our wedding reception and will recommend you all to anyone and ev...
Jun 29, 2013
Thanks so much for this message. If there were enough words to describe how amazing Business Band was, then I would do it! Seriously, they were incred...
Mar 23, 2013
You guys were incredible. Best experience yet for myself and I know that the family was MORE than thrilled. I cannot wait to have you guys back at one...
Mar 09, 2013
I want to send a big THANK YOU to each of you for helping to make our Medical Staff event on Friday a success. I really can't thank you both enough fo...
Feb 08, 2013
The Business was great. They even sent a thank you note for booking them which was a nice added touch. We got lots of great compliments on both the ev...
Jan 01, 2013
We had a fantastic weekend and your band helped make it unforgettable. Your group is so talented and you are wonderful to work with. I am sure you wil...
Jan 01, 2013
The Business, are true professionals who make a direct connection with audience members from the moment they hit the stage. In the world of live music...
Jan 01, 2013
We didn't know where to begin when trying to book a band for the reception. We wanted a group that could do music that our generation and our parents ...
Dec 01, 2012
Thank you all SO much for coming out for the Lenovo & Microsoft Windows 8 event on 10/25 in Morrisville NC. The event was very well attended and you g...
Oct 25, 2012
I cannot say thank you enough for being the most amazing band EVER! You guys made Rad and I's wedding night. It was simply perfection! Classy jazz int...
-Megan & Rad-
Oct 20, 2012
Please pass on to Jim Arrendell with The Business our many thanks for a fabulous wedding reception. The music was unbelievably good, and we loved the ...
Oct 06, 2012
You guys are so incredible. Thank you so much a thousand times over for the show your band put on and the experience you created. We couldn't have bee...
-Dana and Jess -
Jul 28, 2012
I just wanted to say thank you so much for making Melissa & Brad's wedding reception so much fun for them! You and your band members always do such an...
Jun 23, 2012
I'm Just getting back to the real world after our honeymoon in California! I want you to know we absolutely LOVED this band. Every aspect of the eveni...
May 12, 2012
Percy Sledge - When a Man Loves a Woman
Ray Lamontagne - You Are the Best Thing
Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
Etta James - Rather Go Blind
Etta James - At Last
The Beatles - Yesterday
Van Morrison - Crazy Love
Van Morrison - Into The Mystic
Al Green - Here I Am Baby
Al Green - Let’s Stay Together
Al Green - Love & Happiness
Al Green - Take me to the River
Ben E. King - Stand By Me
Bill Withers - Aint No Sunshine
Bill Withers - Lean On Me
Bill Withers - Use Me
Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up
Gladys Knight - I Heard it Thru the Grapevine
Marvin Gaye - Let’s Get it On
Otis Redding - Dock of the Bay
Otis Redding - Try A Little Tenderness
Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind
Ray Charles - I've Got a Woman
Sam Cooke - Baby Bring it On Home
Black Crowes - Hard to Handle
CCR - Down on the Corner
CCR - Proud Mary
Eric Clapton - Lay Down Sally
Grand Funk RR - Some Kind of Wonderful
Spencer Davis Group - Gimme Some lovin’
Joe Cocker - The letter
Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Women
Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want
Steely Dan - Peg
The Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There
The Beatles - O Darlin’
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison - Domino
Van Morrison - Moondance
Van Morrison - Wild Nights
Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
Osborne Brothers - Rocky Top
Old Crow Medicine Show - Wagon Wheel
Chris Stapleton - Tennessee Whiskey
Current and Classic Top 40
Gnarles Barkley - Crazy
Michael Jackson - The Way You Make Me Feel
Ray Lamontagne - You Are The Best Thing
Portugal the Man - Feel it still
Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Bruno Mars - Locked Out of Heaven
Bruno Mars - 24K Magic
Dance and Party Music, Motown, Soul and Beach
Aretha Franklin - Chain of Fools
Bobby Hebb - Sunny
Bruce Springsteen - Fire
Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
Doobie Brothers - Long Train Running
Earth Wind & Fire - September
Eddie Floyd - Knock on Wood
Fontella Bass - Rescue Me
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
James Brown - I Feel Good
James Brown - Sex Machine
James Taylor - How Sweet it is
Jr. Walker – Shotgun
KC and the Sunshine Band - Boogie Shoes
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas - Heatwave
Martha Reeves and The Vandellas - Dancin in the Streets
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell - Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Mardi Gras Song - Iko Iko
Sam & Dave - Soul Man
Sam Cooke - You Send Me
Sam Cooke - Cupid
Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Stevie Wonder - You Are the Sunshine of my Life
Stevie Wonder- Isn’t She Lovely
Stevie Wonder – I wish
The Drifters - It's Alright
The Drifters - Under the Boardwalk
The Isley Brothers - Shout
The Temptations - Ain’t Too Proud to Beg
The Temptations - Get Ready
The Temptations - My Girl
The Commodores - Brick House
The Supremes - Can’t Hurry Love
Young Rascals - Good Lovin’
Wilson Pickett - Midnight Hour
Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally
Wilson Pickett – I’m In Love
Wilson Pickett – Land of 1000 Dances
Standards, Big-Band, Swing, Jazz
Antonio C. Jobim - Girl From Ipanema
Chet Baker - Never Be Another You
Cole Porter - Let's Do It
Cole Porter - Night And Day
Ella Fitzgerald - Cheek to Cheek
Ella Fitzgerald - It's Only A Paper Moon
Frank Sinatra - Fly Me to the Moon
Frank Sinatra - I've Got You Under My Skin
Frank Sinatra - Teach Me Tonight
Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight
Frank Sinatra - They Can't Take That Away From Me
Harry Connick Jr - It Had to be You
Hoagie Carmichael - The Nearness of You
Louis Armstrong - Don’t Get Around Much
Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World
Miles Davis - All Blues
Nat King Cole - Unforgettable
Nat King Cole - When Sunny Gets Blue
Natalie Cole - Route 66
Our Love Is Here To Stay - Frank SInatra
Sara Vaughan - Blue Moon
Standard - All of Me
Standard - Autumn Leaves
Standard - Avalon
Standard - Blue Bossa
Standard - Blue Skies
Standard - Darn That Dream
Standard - Misty
Standard - My Funny Valentine
Standard - Satin Doll
Standard - Someone To Watch Over Me
Tom Jobim - Corcovado
Tony Bennett - Since I fell For You