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Carli & the Reactions


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Carli and the Reactions is a true innovative & entertaining full variety band that plays the best listening dance songs from the 20s to the present including styles like swing, jazz, Funk, R & B, oldies rock, as well as modern pop, and country. Carli and the Reactions variety band formed in 1999 as a true versatile band geared to fill a unique niche playing to specialty audiences who expect perfection by playing memorable music at the right time and on-schedule for events such as corporate, weddings, concerts and private parties. We are very confident by our track record that we can do so. Featuring Carli as the lead vocalist, whose pleasant yet powerful sound and interactive stage presence, adds a touch of class that makes every performance a consistent and memorable success. Backing Carli are Michael Berry on Drums, Ron Savage on Piano and vocals, Arthur Yoshinaga on Guitar and vocals, Edward Perez on Bass and vocals, and Kerry Paige on Saxophone, who are some of Denver’s finest musicians with each having more than 20 years of entertainment and musical experience.

By starting your next venue fully customized with your favorite dance songs, Carli and the Reactions is the perfect band for your next special event, dinner, dance, presentation, outdoor party, wedding, or corporate function. The band can be custom tailored to start with a guitar and saxophone duet for your formal wedding ceremony, a four piece jazz combo for your cocktail reception, and finishing with a full 7-piece dance band with dazzling singers and instrumentalists for your main event or any combinations to fit your theme. We will work personally with you and your budget to select the band size, theme, preferred style of music, and production requirements to match your specific venue and audience.

Carli and the Reactions regularly plays in various locations throughout Colorado and the Region including areas as Blackhawk, Aspen, Vail, Glenwood, Keystone and Denver and in rooms such as the Brown Palace, Westin, The Broadmoor and most major Hotels; Denver, Cherry Creek, Arrowhead, Castle Pines and most major upscale Country Clubs; Breckenridge, Telluride, People’s Fair and many local festivals; and special tour events such as Caribbean Cruise lines and Casino Circuit Tours.

Our current musicians were selected for being the premiere musicians in Denver with most having more than 20 years experience in Colorado and backing up some of the best acts around.
· Carli (Lead Vocals) Started performing at the age of 12. She has performed such places as Washington National Cathedral, Disneyland and locally at the Colorado State Fair, Peoples Fair, and other major events. Her versatility of music and style has given her the opportunity to work with very talented musicians both as a lead singer and in the studio.
· Ronald Savage (Keyboards/Vocals) Performed with own group and various other groups in Reno, Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas, Atlantic City, New Orleans, Arizona, Colorado, and Texas for the last 26 years. Played 3 years with Jazz/Rhythm and Blues Artist Laura Newman & AOA throughout Colorado. Accompanied Jerry Van Dyke, Dizzy Gillespie, Skip DeVol and Pam Tillis.
· Kerry Paige (Sax, Woodwind, Sax Synthesizer) Has backed up acts such as the Anthony James Baker Band and the Nachomen. Played in major events such as the Winter Park Jazz, CC Jazz, Keystone Jazz, Breckenridge Jazz, Aspen Snowmass Jazz and more. He has 30 years experience and operates a Sax School.
· Michael Berry (Drums) Attended DU music school. Played 5 years with Jazz/Rhythm and Blues Artist Laura Newman & AOA throughout Colorado. Michael has also played with Rare Silk, Dotsero, Nelson Rangell, Billy Tolles, Ernestine Anderson, Eddie Harris, and Mark Murphy. Has played Carnagie Hall, Redrocks & Opened for Jeff Lorber and Mel Torme.
· Arthur Yoshinaga (Guitar / Vocals) Freelance and studio guitarist in Colorado since 1982 in all styles including Jazz, Rock, and Country. He has backed up artist such as Billy Wallace, Billy Tolles, Bruno Carr, Red Holloway, Pete Crislieb in Jazz, and has played with numerous top bands throughout Colorado in many major events. He has over 25 years experience.
· Edward Perez (Bass / Vocals ) Has played in the local Denver and the National Rhythm and Blues scene for the past 20 years with groups such as the Christian Brothers Show Band, Brown Sugar, Camillo, and Second Wind, Mellow Moods, Stash, and Squad 4 playing in venues such as the MGM Grand in Reno to the Sheppards in Manhattan NY.

Carlie & the reactions

Quotes from satisfied clients:

We were both so incredibly happy with your performance. You guys played exactly what we wanted, read the crowd really well, and were so great to work with. We had tons and tons of compliments from our friends and our parents friends. We had a great time! Jen Anderson

This is a very belated thank you for a great evening on Saturday night. Everyone thought the band was just great, and obviously you kept people on the dance floor all evening. We all had a wonderful time and the band was a large part of the reason for that. Kari and Brian said that they were happy that you were there. Our little grandson Nicholas had a wonderful time with the drummer. William G. Imig

Numerous people told us it was the best wedding they had ever been to and everyone had a fabulous time. The pipes and dancers were fabulous, the service perfect, the decorations and linens perfect and the band incredible.
Thanks for making our wedding memorable not just for us, but also for everyone else attending. Sincerely, Linda L. Houlihan

Thank you very much for all of the music at our wedding. Everything was great!!! Thank you for being so accommodating for our last minute changes to the ceremony, it really meant a lot to us. We will definitely keep you in our minds the next time we throw a big party. Thanks again and give our thanks to the rest of the band! Sincerely, Brian and Aimee Techau

Sample Song List

Top 40-R&B:
Don't Know Why, Game of Love, Walkin on Sunshine, Brown Eyed Girl, Old Time Rock and Roll, Spooky, Mustang Sally, Give Me One Reason, Standing Still, Midnight Hour, Your Mama Don't dance, Wonderful Tonight, Mony Mony, La Bamba, Chain of Fools, Torn, Black Velvet, Hang on Sloopy, I Will Always Love You, Rock Around the Clock, Just My Imagination, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Play That Funky Music, Angel Baby, Bad Moon Rising, Independence Day, Sweet Home Alabama, I Will Survive, Give Me Three Steps, Johnny B. Goode, My Boyfriends Back, Margaritaville, Love Will Keep Us Alive, Dream a Little Dream, Travelin Band, Jailhouse Rock, Fever, Bad Moon Rising, Stand By Me, Chapel of Love, Under the Boardwalk, Rock and Roll Music, Twist and Shout, Proud Mary, Bye Bye Love, Blue Suede Shoes, Respect, Good Golly Miss Molly, Celebration, Heard It Through the Grapevine

Country: It Matters To Me, The Way You Love Me, Let r' Rip, Take Me As I Am, Crazy, Broken Wing, Mi Vida Loca, Fast As You, Rock This Country, I Will But, You Win My Love, Neon Moon, Loving Arms, My Baby Loves Me, Be My Baby Tonight, Bring It on Home, Almost Over You.?

Jazz: Somewhere Over the Rainbow, What a Wonderful World, LOVE, Take Five, All of Me, My Favorite Things, Sentimental Reasons, Fly Me to the Moon, Girl from Impanema, My Foolish Heart, My funny Valentine, Autumn Leaves, You Are the Sunshine of My Life, This Masquerade, This Can't Be Love, The Nearness of You, Mack the Knife, Quiet Nights and Quiet Stars, Your Looking at Me, Misty, Triste, It’s Only a Paper Moon, Hit the Road Jack.


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