Big Toe & The Jam

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Big Toe & The Jam are here to help you kick off your shoes and shake out the blues on an utterly grand scale.

KC & The Sunshine Band, Bruno Mars, Journey, Black Eyed Peas, Billy Joel, Maroon 5, Stevie Wonder, Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Prince, Marvin Gaye, Young MC, B52s, Gwen Stefani, The Beatles, Gretchen Wilson, Outkast, Chicago, Rick James, Talking Heads, Peter Gabriel, Georgia Satellites, Neil Diamond, Bon Jovi, Garth Brooks, Isley Brothers, Aretha Franklin, C&C Music Factory, The Blues Brothers, Kid Rock, and many more.

Classic Rock, Country, Disco, R&B, Funk, Soul, Contemporary Dance, and more.

Vocalist Paul Dunkirk (original member, The Blenders) and drummer Jamie Scheitel (Sacred Chao, Brat Pack Radio) have merged their respective bags of trickery and assembled a 9-piece, technicolor troupe with infectious appeal. Paul Dunkirk and Paula Wilson strong and soulful on vocals get the crowd going. Scheitel on drums with Aaron Hammerman on bass lay out relentlessly rock-steady, dynamic grooves. Trevor Wiest is smooth, slick, inventive, or face-melting depending on what the mood calls for. Brian Allen rocks the keyboard and vocal harmonies. One of the best horn sections in town with Matt Bergman on sax, John Baumgartner on trombone, and Sten Johnson on trumpet.

These exceptionally talented musical artists want nothing more than to show you a good time.

So, step right up. Get on in under the big tent. You’re gonna strut. You’re gonna sweat. You’re gonna get downright converted. Resistance? Futile.

Testimonials

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Big Toe Canterbury

  • I wanted to email you both and thank you for all of your help! Saturday night went wonderfully! Paul, and all the band members couldn’t have been more fun or easier to work with!  All the employees really enjoyed the music and fun of the band. Weather you were dancer or not everyone had a great time!! So entertaining and fun!! A great group of people who made this event so much more fun and special! Thank you again for all of your help, I look forward to working with you again. Lynn-Burnett Dairy Private Event
  • “We absolutely loved the band. They did a really great job. The crowd was a little on the light side, but the people that were here thoroughly enjoyed the band. We will certainly be bringing them back!” Karl-Bogart’s
  • “Big Toe and the Jam did a fantastic job, everyone loved them! They were so easy to work with and very professional. We want to bring them back next year.” Steve Otis-Moundsview Festival in the Park 2016
  • “Thank you again so much for your performance last night! Everybody loved you! So much fun!! Never been so many on the dance floor and NEVER been an encore call before!! High likelihood of us booking you in the future so I hope you would like to come back. Thank you thank you thank you!!” Winkler Roofing Private Party 2016
  • “They were fantastic! Everyone had a blast and we’ve received many compliments about the band. Thanks so much!” Sarah-Wedding Reception 2016
  • “They were just awesome and everyone loved them.  Matter of fact, they have requested that I book them again for next year.   I appreciate your recommendation of the group and I will find other places for them to play in the future as well.  Nicely done.” Troy-St John’s Alumni Dance and Concerts By George 2016
  • “They sounded great! I enjoyed them a lot. They played a lot of classic rock/dance songs -good variety. Our crowd loved them.” Tim-Oakdale Park and Recreation 2015
  • “Big Toe and the Jam were great! Jamie and the whole band were just wonderful to work with. Everybody loved them, they were a big hit. I cannot say enough good about them!” -Dr. M E Corporate event December 2014
  • “Thank you for arranging for Big Toe and the Jam to perform for us. We were very impressed and pleased with their performance. We would have no reservation recommending them and using them again in the future. -Dan-St Xavier Parish Festival 2014
  • “My colleagues who were on-site for that event told me that Big Toe & the Jam was GREAT! Very professional and interactive and they had nothing bad to say about them. Very much appreciated Gregg – I will be reaching out for future requests!” Meghan Metro Connections Corporate Event 2014
  • “Thank you guys so much for doing such a great job playing at our wedding! We really appreciate you learning songs just for us and giving us input on the set-list, not to mention letting my brother come up and sing “Sweet Caroline” with you! You guys DOMINATED a huge range of genres, making clear what phenomenal musicians you are. Most importantly, you kept the dance floor packed. I can’t tell you how many people told us what a great band we had. On top of all that, we appreciated how professional, flexible and easy-to-work with you were. Thanks for helping to make our wedding day as fun and special as we could have hoped for – we couldn’t be happier to have booked you! Thank you again!” – Elise and Spencer Wedding Reception 2014
  • “They did great! They were very entertaining and fun, and held the crowd all night. I highly recommend Big Toe and the Jam!” Dean-Rose Creek Fun Days 2014
  • “They were fantastic! We would hire them again!!” Lyda, Arrowood Resort
  • “Thanks to you all for your musical talent and a fun night on Friday!  I’ve had several co-workers either text me over the weekend or stop by my desk this morning with compliments for the ‘Big Toe’…thanks so much!! … Some folks that stayed later than I did said the dance floor got progressively fuller, so despite the arrangement you succeeded in drawing them in, yaaaaaay” Thanks so much, you all were a real pleasure to work with…for what it’s worth, you’re the first band/agency I have followed up with to say that following our party.  It was truly a pleasure working with you and, thanks for a great time!” - Laurie, Interstate Companies, Inc.
  • “GREAT!! We want them back!!
”- Stonelounge
  • “The band was excellent! Everyone loved them we had many favorable comments on them. Would recommend to anyone for their wedding reception!
”- Butch Karcher Wedding
  • “The band was great. I received nothing but positive feedback about the band on Saturday night and several times since then. They did a great job and were a pleasure to work with.
”- St Vincent De Paul Harvest Fest
  • “VERY GOOD! Want them back with a raise!”
- Maple Tavern
  • “VERY GOOD!!” 
- Shorewood
  • “They did a fabulous job! Everyone loved them. We had over 400 people, one of the best attended events!”
- Annandale Community
  • “Hiring Big Toe and the Jam was one of the best decisions we made regarding our wedding. They were professional and friendly when setting up, and they did an excellent job of listening to what we wanted during our planning meeting. At the wedding, they kept everyone dancing and the energy high. I can’t tell you how many comments we had from our guests and people working at the venue about how good they are and how much fun everyone was having. My husband’s highlight of the night was when he was pulled up on stage to sing “Sweet Caroline” in front of everyone — very spontaneous (very not him!), but so much fun! We went to a wedding this past weekend where there was a band, and they couldn’t hold a candle to the talent of Big Toe. They are some talented musicians! If there is ever an occasion in the future where we would need a band, we wouldn’t hesitate to hire them again”. -Beth Schultz, 763-226-0054

 

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Sample Song List

Post 2000:

  • Happy – Pharrell Williams

  • Get Lucky – Daft Punk

  • Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars

  • Party Rock – LMFAO

  • Dynamite – Taio Cruz

  • I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas

  • Mercy – Duffy

  • Here For The Party – Gretchen Wilson

  • Crazy In Love – Beyonce & Jay Z

  • Hey Ya! – Outkast

  • Harder To Breathe – Maroon 5

  • Livin’ La Vida Loca – Ricky Martin

  • Price Tag – Jesse J.

  • Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen

  • Seven Nation Army – Ben L’Oncle Version

  • Tightrope – Janell Monae

  • Single Ladies – Beyonce

  • You Are The Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne

  • All Summer Long – Kid Rock

  • I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

  • When The Stars Go Blue – Tim McGraw

  • Crazy – Gnarls Barkley

  • Canned Heat – Jamiroquoi

  • Hella Good – No Doubt

 

Classic Pop / Rock / Country:

  • Hard To Handle – Black Crowes

  • Bust A Move – Young MC

  • Keep Your Hands To Yourself – Georgia Satellites

  • Burning Down The House – Talking Heads

  • Thriller – Michael Jackson

  • Billie Jean – Michael Jackson

  • Don’t Stop Belevin’ – Journey

  • Heartbreaker – Pat Benetar

  • Boogie Shoes – KC & The Sunshine Band

  • Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry

  • Long Train Runnin’ – Doobie Brothers

  • Joy To The World – Three Dog Night

  • Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond

  • Twist & Shout – Beatles

  • Shout – Isley Brothers

  • You May Be Right – Billy Joel

  • Fishing In The Dark – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

  • Friends In Low Places – Garth Brooks

  • I’m Just A Girl – No Doubt

  • Everybody Dance Now – C & C Music Factory

  • Love Shack – B52s

  • Jesse’s Girl – Rick Springfield

  • Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves

  • Let’s Go Crazy – Prince

  • Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

  • Centerfold – J. Geils Band

  • Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar

  • Celebration – Kool & The Gang

  • 3 Birds – Bob Marley

  • My Sharona – The Knack

  • You’re The One That I Want – Grease

  • One Love – Bob Marley

  • How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You – James Taylor

  • I Shot The Sheriff – Bob Marley/Eric Clapton

  • Love The One You’re With – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

  • Let It Be – The Beatles

  • Lady Madonna – The Beatles

Disco:

  • Get Down Tonight – KC & The Sunshine Band

  • That’s The Way I Like It – KC & The Sunshine Band

  • Funkytown – Lipps, Inc.

  • To Be Real – Cheryl Lynn

  • You Should Be Dancing – Bee Gees

  • Car Wash – Rose Royce

  • Disco Inferno – Trammps

  • Le Freak – Chic

  • Lady Marmalade – LaBelle

  • I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

Classic Dance / R & B:

  • Superfreak – Rick James

  • September – Earth, Wind & Fire

  • Brick House – Commodores

  • Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder

  • I Wish – Stevie Wonder

  • Shaky Ground – Delbert McClinton / Phoebe Snow

  • Superstition – Stevie Wonder

  • Proud Mary – Tina Turner

  • 25 Or 6 To 4 – Chicago

  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye

  • Land Of 1000 Dances (Na Na Song) – Wilson Pickett Version

  • Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett

  • Respect – Aretha Franklin

  • You Can Leave Your Hat On – Joe Cocker

  • Hey Bartender – Blues Brothers

  • Get Down On It – Kool & The Gang

  • Let’s Groove Tonight – Earth, Wind & Fire

  • Soul Man – Blues Brothers

  • What Is Hip – Tower Of Power

  • Use Me – Bill Withers

  • Wild Night – Van Morrison

  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder

  • It’s Your Thing – Isley Brothers

  • I Feel Good – James Brown

  • Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag – James Brown

  • Everybody Needs Somebody – Blues Brothers Version

  • Jump, Jive & Wail – Louis Prima / Brian Setzer

Slow Dances:

  • You Are The Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne

  • Let’s Stay Together – Al Green

  • The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra

  • Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra

  • Stand By Me – Ben E King

  • Into The Mystic – Van Morrison

  • You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker

  • When The Stars Go Blue – Ryan Adams / Tim McGraw

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