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About the Band

Former Motown recording artist Rick Whitfield is the leader of the 4-9 piece Rick Whitfield Band. Rick's specialty is creating the perfect ensemble for your event, drawing on an extensive talent pool which features the best studio musicians and entertainers in Los Angeles. They include musicians who have played or are now playing with Eric Clapton, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Lenny Kravitz, Diana Ross, the Gap Band and James Brown.

Rick is one of the busiest working musicians in town, and has been the featured entertainment at literally thousands of events. Below is a partial list of entertainers with whom he has performed :

  Joni Mitchell
Ziggy Marley and the Wailers
James Brown (Opening Act)
Lou Rawls
Gypsy Kings (European Tour)
Wyclef Jean (Academy Awards Party – 2005)
Randy Crawford
Jack Wagner (wrote and co-produced current album)
Lily Tomlin
Branford Marsalis
Eric Gale
Joe Sample
Mel Tormé
REO Speedwagonr

Below is a partial client list of The Rick Whitfield Band:

Academy Awards 2004
Andy Garcia
BAE Systems
Baxter Bioscience Christmas Party (2 years)
BET Ebony Awards (2005)
Black and White Awards
Bold and the Beautiful (recurring role – 2005)
Capstone Corporation Holiday Party (2 years)
Coca Cola (Christmas Party – 2 years)
Crustacean Holiday Party (3 years)
Edward James Olmos
Evening Shade (CBS-TV)
George Clooney
George Lucas (his 50th Birthday Party)
Harrison Ford/Jeff Goldblum's Oceana foundation
Hearts of Fire (CBS-TV)
Hugh Hefner (Featured Artist - 4 parties at the Playboy Mansion)
Imagine foundation (2 years)
Jimmy Smits
John Ritter
Julia Roberts (Academy Awards Party for “Erin Brockovich”)
K-Swiss Christmas Party (2 years)
Leonardo DiCaprio
Lucky Jeans (New Year’s Eve Party)
Motown Awards (Featured Artist for 3 years)
Oprah Winfrey (New Year’s Eve party – 2 years)
Paul Newman/Carl Haas Racing (after party) 2005
Robin Williams (“Patch Adams” Premiere)
Sharon Stone (Aids Foundation)
The Negotiator (Movie Premiere)
William Shatner (Wedding)

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The band has a diverse repertoire in all styles and types of music including Standards, Rhythm & Blues, Disco, Jazz, Rock & Roll, Blues, Reggae, Rat Pack favorites, as well as many cover songs upon request. Rick has performed at hundreds of venues including:

Aladdin Las Vegas
B.B. King's
Bel Air Bay Club
Bel Air Hotel
Beverly Hills Hotel
Calgary Stampede
Canyon Club
Casa Del Mar
Century Park East
Century Plaza
Coast Long Beach
Crowne Playa Hotel
Disney Hall
Embassy Suites
Flamingo Las Vegas
Hilton Burbank
Hilton Las Vegas
Hilton Long Beach
Hilton Universal
Holiday Inn Long Beach
Holiday Inn Santa Monica
Hotel Oceana
House of Blues
Hyatt Long Beach
Hyatt Regency
Hyatt West Hollywood
Intercontinental Hotel
LA International Airport
La Quinta Inn
LA International Plaza Hotel
Long Beach Convention Center
Marina Del Rey Hotel
Marriott Downtown Los Angeles
MGM Las Vegas
Millenium Biltmore
Playboy Mansion
Queen Mary
Radisson Los Angeles
Ramada Universal
Ramada Wilshire
Renaissance Montura
Ritz Carlton Laguna Beach
Ritz Carlton Los Angeles
Ritz Carlton Marina Del Rey
Roosevelt Hotel
Saddleback Inn
Safari Inn
Sheraton Getaway
Sheraton Pasadena
Sheraton Universal
Shutters On The Beach
Skirball Cultural Center
Sportsman's Lodge
St. Regis
The New Otani
Universal Back Lot
Vancouver Inn
Westin Bonaventure
Westin LAX
Wilshire Grand
Winnipeg Inn

Various Musicians Available:

• Vocalist
• Guitar
• Bass
• Trumpet
• Drums
• Keyboards
• Saxophone
• Trombone
• Percussion
• Female singers are available upon request
• String sections may be added or substituted for cocktail hour functions

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