Craig Duncan Band

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The Who's Who in Party Bands!

Genre(s): jazz band, big band, oldies band, cover band, variety band
Artist Bio:

Craig Duncan, a member of Who’s Who in Music and Musicians and the North American Fiddler’s Hall of Fame has been the featured instrumentalist on over ninety record albums, with sales in excess of five million copies.  His music has been heard on TV shows Malcolm in the Middle and The  Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as on programs on A&E, Biography, BET, PBS, History and other cable channels.  He is also recognized internationally for his many books and arrangements published by Mel Bay Publications.  He has recorded for Randy Travis, Billy Dean, Kathy Mattea and Roy Clark and has worked live shows with many artists.

HIs versatile group plays the classic sounds of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Harry Connick and Michael Buble as well as favorite Motown and dance favorites from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s to the present. The band has performed at numerous balls including The Kentucky Colonels Derby Ball, The Nashville Symphony Ball, The Swan Ball, MDA Night of Hope, The Hunt Ball, The Huntsville Symphony Debutante Ball and The Austin Peay University Patrons Ball.  It has also played many repeat performances on The General Jackson Showboat, as well as performing for numerous weddings and national conventions.

Craig Duncan has performed at numerous balls including The Kentucky Colonels Derby Ball, The Nashville Symphony Ball, The Swan Ball, The Hunt Ball, The Huntsville Symphony Debutante Ball and The Austin Peay University Patrons Ball. Craig Duncan Band has also played many repeat performances on The General Jackson Showboat, as well as performing for numerous weddings receptions, national conventions, private parties and corporate events. This private party band would be perfect for any occasion in need for some live, dance band music! 

Craig Duncan, a member of Who's Who in Music and Musicians and the North American Fiddler's Hall of Fame has been the featured instrumentalist on over sixty record albums, with sales in excess of five million. Craig Duncan's music has been heard on TV shows Malcolm in the Middle and The Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as on programs on A&E, Biography, BET, PBS, History and other cable channels. Craig Duncan is also recognized internationally for his many books and arrangements published by Mel Bay Publications. Craig Duncan has recorded for Randy Travis, Billy Dean, Kathy Mattea and Roy Clark and has worked live shows with many artists. Craig Duncan Band can work with any type of budget for any type of event from weddings, private parties to corporate events. If you are looking for a great versatile band, Craig Duncan Band and Orchestra is the live band for you!

For booking information on the Craig Duncan Band or to book or hire this band for your wedding reception, college event, corporate function or concert, click on the Contact tab above. 

REVIEWS

Shannon Beard - April 14, 2016

Craig Duncan Orchestra was absolutely Perfect for our event. Iam still receiving Rave reviews from guests. No one wanted to leave early in anticipation of what they would crank out next. Many guests got Craig's contact info preparing for Mardi Gras next year. I could go on and on, but leave it to say This Group is the Real Deal. Each member so professional and obviously a Musician's Musician. Wow!!! The Bride and Groom could not have been happier as they danced the night away. Thank you, Craig for seeing our vision for the night and DELIVERING in The Most Phenomenal Way!!! 

4/11/14 Dori Thornton, The Social Office Events - December 17, 2014

He was TERRIFIC! they loved him!!! Thank you! Dori Thornton, The Social Office Events

Song List

Motown - Party Songs

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Ain’t Too Proud to Beg                  

Barefootin’                                                                   

Can’t Help Myself (Sugarpie, Honeybunch)                                             

Chain, Chain, Chain

Dancing in the Streets                                        

Get Ready

Heard it Through the Grapevine

How Sweet it is to be Loved By You

I Got You (I Feel Good)

Knock on Wood

Land of 1000 Dances

Midnight Hour

Mustang Sally   

My Guy                                                                       

Rescue Me        

Respect

Shout                                                   

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

So Fine

Soul Man/Hold On I’m Coming              

Stop! In the Name of Love                                 

Think!

The Way You Do the Things You Do                  

You Can’t Hurry Love

Motown Vocals - Slow Songs

Dock of the Bay

Let's Stay Together

Midnight Train to Georgia

My Girl 

Natural Woman

Save the Last Dance for Me

Since I Fell for You

These Arms of Mine (Otis Redding)

Under the Boardwalk

When a Man Loves a Woman

Classic Oldies Uptempo Vocals

Brandy

Bye, Bye Love

Devil with the Blue Dress/Good Golly Miss Molly

Do You Love Me

Don’t Know Much About History

Down on the Corner

Going to New Orleans

Good Lovin’

Great Balls of Fire

Hang On Sloopy

Heat Wave

Jailhouse Rock

Johnny B. Goode                                                          

La Bamba

Louie, Louie

Mardi Gras Mambo

Memphis Tennessee

More Today Than Yesterday

Pretty Woman

Proud Mary

Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash)

Rock Around the Clock

Rocky Top

Satisfaction (I Can’t Get No)

Start Me Up (Stones)

Sun of a Preacherman

Surfin’ USA

Sugar Bee

Tell Me What I’d Say (Ray Charles)

That’ll Be the Day

This Magic Moment

The Twist

Twist Again, Like Last Summer

Twist and Shout

When I Saw Her Standing There

Classic Oldies Slow Songs

Be My Baby

Blueberry Hill

Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You

Dream, Dream, Dream

Goodnight Sweetheart

Killing Me Softly

Only You

Stand By Me

Unchained Melody

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

Save The Last Dance for Me

Yesterday

You Are So Beautiful

You Belong to Me

You Send Me

You’ve Got a Friend

You’ve Lost that Loving Feeling

70’s, 80’s and Contemporary Party Songs

Boogie Oogie Oogie

Brick House

Brown Eyed Girl

Burning Love

Celebration

Crocodile Rock

Cupid Shuffle

Dixieland Delight

Don’t Stop Believing

Domino

Electric Boogie (Electric Slide)

Freeway of Love

Get Down Tonight

Gimme Some Lovin’

Happy

Hot! Hot! Hot!

I Got a Feeling-Tonight’s Gonna Be a Good Night

I Will Survive

I’m So Excited

I’m Yours - Jason Mraz

Into the Deep - Adele

Joy to the World

Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars

Locomotion

Love Train

Margarittaville

Mony Mony

Moondance

Old Time Rock and Roll

Ophelia

Pink Cadillac

Play That Funky Music

Put A Little Love in Your Heart

September

Sharp Dressed Man

Something to Talk About

Sweet Caroline

Sweet Home Alabama

Sweet Home Chicago

Treasure - Bruno Mars

Uptown Funk

Wagonwheel (Rock Me Mama)

Walking on Sunshine

We Are Family

YMCA

You Are the Best Thing

Contemporary Love Songs 

Because You Love Me

Come Away With Me (Norah Jones)

I Just Called 

Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars

I Will Always Love You

To Make You Feel My Love

When You Say Nothing At All

Wonderful Tonight

Favorite First Dance Love Songs

At Last                                                             

Can’t Help Falling in Love

It Had to Be You

Have I Told You Lately That I LoveYou

L-O-V-E

Our Love is Here to Stay

The Way You Look Tonight

What a Wonderful World

When I Fall in Love

When You Say Nothing At All

Classic Standard Love Songs

A Kiss to Build a  Dream On

Always                                     

As Time Goes By

The Glory of Love

I Love You for Sentimental Reasons

Misty

The Nearness of You

The Very Thought of You

Frank Sinatra/Harry Connick 

All of Me

All the Way      

Everything (Michael Buble)

Fly Me to the Moon

I Can’t Believe That You’re in Love 

I Get a Kick Out of You

I Only Have Eyes for You

Mack the Knife

That’s All

They Can’t Take That Away From Me

This Can’t Be Love

To Be Loved

We Are In Love

Young at Heart

Additional Big Band Vocals

Ain’t Misbehavin’                                                         

Bad, Bad Leroy Brown

Beyond The Sea

Blue Moon                                                                   

Blue Skies                                                                    

Georgia on My Mind

How High the Moon (Hot Latin Feel)

I’m Beginning to See the Light

I’m Gonna Write Myself a Letter

It’s Only a Paper Moon

Jump, Jive and Wail

Kansas City

La Vie En Rose

Let The Good Times Roll (Ray Charles)

Moonglow

Moon Dance

More

New York, New York

Opus One

Over the Rainbow

Stars Fell on Alabama

Route 66

‘S Wonderful

Sentimental Journey

Tennessee Waltz

Tuxedo Junction

Undecided

Big Band Instrumentals

Blue Skies                                                                    

Chattanooga Choo Choo

Don’t Be That Way                                           

Don’t Get Around Much Anymore                      

Dream a Little Dream                                        

Georgia on My Mind                                         

Gershwin Medley                                                          

I Left My Heart in San Francisco            

In the Mood                                                      

Lady Be Good                                                   

Moonlight Serenade

My Funny Valentine

Night Train

Satin Doll

Sing, Sing, Sing

Stardust

Stompin’ at the Savoy

String of Pearls

Take the A Train

Tuxedo Junction

Woodchoppers Ball

Instrumental Waltzes

Dark Eyes

Lara’s Theme from Dr. Zhivago

Moon River

Tenderly

Latin Instrumentals                                         

Begin the Beguine                                                         

Blue Bossa 

Blue Tango                               

Brazil

La Comparsita (Tango)

Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White

Compadre Pedro Juan (Merengue)

Somewhere in Time (Bossa)

Sway

50’s, 60’s, and Soul Instrumentals

Girl from Ipanema

Mercy, Mercy Mercy

Sleep Walk

Soul Finger

Tequila