DJ or Band? Jazz? Country? Rock? Pop?

The perfect wedding entertainment solution might be to have a pianist during your ceremony, a smooth jazz band providing sophisticated ambiance for your cocktail hour, a versatile dance band that can get folks out on the dance floor and a DJ to fill in the gaps providing background music during the meal and dance music during the band breaks...  Or maybe you want to mix and match live and DJ music.  Or all live. Or all DJ. Peter Morgan does it all!  Peter and the band are best known for their smooth jazz, opening for, and performing with some of the biggest names in the business... But don't tell anyone, these guys can party with the best!

Peter Morgan has been entertaining throughout the Western United States for nearly fifteen years specializing in private functions, fairs, festivals, concerts and weddings.  Peter is a versatile musician and vocalist with an outgoing stage personality and quick wit that creates an engaging rapport with the audience making everybody feel a part of the event.  Peter also is one of the most sought-after DJs in the area because he's is first and foremost an entertainer. Solo artist, Band leader, DJ, comedian; Peter does it all.  Just don't expect this guy to stay on stage and just produce music.

Broad Variety of Musical Styles

Music must be as diverse as the guest list. The Peter Morgan Band can cover a broad variety of musical styles including new-age piano, contemporary jazz, reggae, R&B, country and rock.  Peterís instrumental and vocal versatility is one of the things that makes this band so in demand for private events.  As a DJ, Peter's repertoire is nearly unlimited with over 17,000 songs available.

Elements of a Successful Reception

Wedding receptions are typically segmented into three phases; cocktails, the meal and dancing. Throughout these segments are a number of key activities such as toasts, cutting of the cake and other special events.  The Peter Morgan Band usually performs background jazz for the first cocktail hour at weddings to give people a chance to visit. Here is an example of a typical wedding reception. Please feel free to create your own plan of events. 

Activity Length Music Provided Elements
Cocktails 45-90 minutes Live jazz
  • Guests arrive
  • Visiting
  • Cocktails/appetizers
Meal 45-90 minutes Jazz CDs
  • Guests eat
Dancing 60 minutes Live dance music
  • 1st dance
  • Family dance
  • Bridal party dance
  • Guests dances
Break 30 minutes Background music on CDs
  • Toasts
  • Cake cutting
  • Garter & bouquet
Dancing 60 minutes Live dance music
  • Everybody dances
Break 15 minutes CD background or dance music
  • Dance or visit
Dancing 60 minutes Live dance music
  • Everybody dances

Peter does a great job of coordinating any or all of these activities acting as master of ceremonies and working with your other suppliers including your photographer, coordinator and caterer to keep your reception moving along on schedule.  You will be provided with a  wedding information form that will prepare Peter with all the necessary information and names he will need to drive your schedule and personalize your reception. You will also receive a reception schedule worksheet to assist you in planning your reception.

The Wedding Ceremony:
If logistics permit Peter can also provide live music for the wedding ceremony on guitar of keyboard with or without vocals.  Or add sax and bass for a full and unique sound. 

The Cocktail Hour:
Most wedding receptions begin with a cocktail hour. For this Peter provides smooth jazz or solo piano showcasing his original compositions from his five smooth jazz albums.  Many brides have Peter and the band play live smooth jazz adding an element of class and sophistication. Click here for a sample of the band's smooth jazz.

Often there is a dinner that follows. During this time live music can be a loud distraction so the band usually spins CDs of background jazz to give people a chance to enjoy their meal and visit.

Time to Party!
Some brides want smooth jazz for the entire reception but most want to party and dance after dinner.  Here again you have a choice: DJ or Live band.  Peter's broad array of dance music includes classic rock, country, jazz, R&B, Motown, reggae, party music and more.  When the band starts playing dance music the energy level is unmatched and infectious.  See the list below for a partial sample of the bands play list and click to her a short demo of the band performing Pink Cadillac.  During breaks the band can provide dance music on CD to keep the party going non-stop! Or have Peter DJ all your dance music.  It's totally up to you!

Partial Band Sample List of Songs and Artists

Classic Rock Country / Country Rock / Folk Jazz/Smooth Jazz R&B / Blues / Motown Island Party
The Beatles Alan Jackson Antonio Carlos Jobim Aretha Franklin Bob Marley
Bob Segar Allman Brothers Average White Band B. B. King Jimmy Cliff
Bruce Springsteen Bob WIlls Bill Withers Ben E. King Jimmy Buffett
Boz Scaggs Creedence Clearwater Revival Bobby Caldwell Booker T. Maxi Priest
Doobie Brothers Eagles Boney James Chris Stapleton Peter Tosh
Elton John James Taylor The Crusaders Hall & Oats U B Forty
Eric Clapton Keith Urban David Sanborn James Brown Changes In Latitude
Fleetwood Mac Neil Young Eddie Harris Marvin Gaye I Can See Clearly Now
Huey Lewis The Grateful Dead Grover Washington Junior Nina Samone Fins
Jackson Brown Vince Gil Jeff Golub The O'Jays Margaritaville
John Mellancamp Lynyrd Skynyrd Kenny G Otis Redding Hot Hot Hot
Loggins & Messina Marshall Tucker Band Larry Carlton Percy Sledge I Shot The Sheriff
Santana Merle Haggard Michael Buble Robben Ford Stir it Up
Steely Dan Pure Prairie League Quincy Jones Stevie Ray Vaughan It's Five O'clock Somewhere
Tom Petty Zac Brown Band The Rippingtons Stevie Wonder Some Guys Have all the Luck
Van Morrison Z Z Top Spyro Gyra Temptations Volcano

Audio Recording Demos:

Peter Morgan Duo 5 song smooth jazz demo with Saxophone (audio)
Peter Morgan solo 5 song demo (audio)
Rikki Don't Loose That Number - (Peter Morgan Solo (Audio)
I Keep Forgetting - (Peter Morgan Solo (Audio)

Visit the Photo Gallery Page to see and hear more Peter Live photos, videos and recordings.


One Size Doesn't Fit All

For small intimate affairs Peter often performs as a solo guitarist/pianist performing  new-age keyboards through dance music.  The duo of Peter and his sax player or trio with a bassists is a fabulous option for smaller events. For bigger shows The Peter Morgan Band consists of up to six members depending on the clientís needs.  The full band features guitar, keyboards, saxophone, harmonica, bass, Latin percussion and drums creating a unique tropical sound that can only be delivered by Peter and his very talented band.  For smaller affairs the band can be scaled down.  Or if it's a DJ you want, Now you can get one with 20 years of on-stage entertaining experience.

The Audience Comes First

Peter Morgan never forgets that he is at your wedding to provide a service.  Making sure the audience has a good time is what this band is all about.  Peter is an extremely interactive entertainer spending a great deal of time communicating with the audience throughout his shows to create a sense of familiarity with your guests.  Peter always keeps an eye on the audience and gauges his performance on their reactions.  He is equally at home performing at intimate receptions or in front of thousands in a concert setting. Being professional and appropriate for the guests is critical for a successful event and Peter can be consistently counted on  to deliver every time.

Join the Impressive List of Satisfied Clients

Peter has performed at countless weddings, private parties and fund raisers developing an impressive client list of companies and associations that includes, Intel, Printing Industries of Northern California, Mercy Hospitals, Graphics Center, HP, The Sacramento Bee, KSSJ, KQBR, The March of Dimes, California Builder's Association, Saint John's Shelter and many more.

The music you choose can make or break your wedding.  DJ or live band... Either way, or both...  Peter Morgan is your best bet for a fun, laughs and a successful event.  E Mail or Call Today at (916) 622-9518 for more information.

The music you choose can make or break your function.  The Peter Morgan Band is your best bet for a fun and successful event.  E Mail or Call Today at (916) 987-7474 for booking information.

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