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The Raybans
Party & Dance Party

"Just a note to tell you that the band (The Raybans) you provided on November 19, 2005 was fantastic. Everyone at ABOTA enjoyed them thoroughly, and I would like to book them for next year's party... Again, my accolades to the band for their politeness , their enthusiasm, and their wonderful music. The made the part a real hit. Best regards."
---- Carmen S. Mitchell, corporate event 11-19-05

The RayBans are an exciting party/dance band that play a wide variety of popular music from the 60's to current hits including Motown, 60's, 70's, rhythm and blues, rock, swing, and country if requested.

This eight piece band has played for numerous private and public functions throughout the Dallas/Forth Worth area, as well as State of Texas and the Southwest, with the nucleus of the band having been former members of some of Texas' biggest private party acts.

Their engagements have included everything from galas, corporate events, and weddings to large public venues such as opening for several national recording artists. The Raybans will make your event a memorable time for all!

The Raybans Song List (partial)

The Temptations  
Get Ready, Ain't to Proud to Beg, My Girl 

Norah Jones 
Don't Know Why  

Patti Labelle 
Lady Marmalade                       

Stevie Wonder 
Sign, Sealed, Delivered
Aretha Franklin
Respect, Chain Of Fools, Natural Woman
Cheryl Lynn 
To Be Real  

Gloria Gaynor 
I Will Survive             

Martha and the Vandelas
Dancing In The Street, Heat Wave
Sheryl Crow
All I Wanna Do             

Bonnie Raitt
Something To Talk About 

Tina Turner
Proud Mary  

Smokey Robinson
Tracks Of My Tears 

Sister Sledge
We Are Family  

Bryan Setzer Orchestra
Jump Jive and Wail  

The Romantics
What I Like About You  

George Strait
The Chair 

Wynona Judd
No One Else On Earth 

Cool and the Gang

James Brown
I Feel Good, Papa's Got a Brand New Bag            

Wilson Pickett
Midnight Hour, Mustang Sally, 6345789, Land of 1000 Dances                      

Let's Stay Together - Al Green            

Knock on Wood -Eddie Floyd            

Love Shack - The B-52's            

Carlos Santana
Smooth, Europa                      

Give Me One Reason - Tracy Chapman            

Brick House - The Commodores            

Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry            

Otis Redding
Dock of the Bay, Dreams to Remember            

Rescue Me - Fontella Bass            

Can't Help Myself - The Four Tops            

Van Morrison
Brown Eyed Girl, Tupelo Honey, Domino, Wild Nights,
Crazy Love                      

Memphis - Johnny Rivers 

The Beatles
Hard Days Night, You Can't Do That, Twist and Shout,
Back in the USSR, I Should Have Known Better,           
Can't Buy Me Love, You're Gonna Lose That Girl 

Heard It Through The Grapevine - Gladys Knight 

Kansas City - Carl Perkins            

Mitch Ryder
Devil With The Blue Dress, C. C.  Rider, Jenny Jenny                      

Stop In The Name of Love - The Supremes            

Gloria - Them            

Why Get Up - The Fabulous Thunderbirds            

What I Like About You - The Romantics            

I Got A Line - Spirit            

The Rolling Stones
Brown Sugar, Honky Tonk Women, Beast of Burden, Start Me Up, Under My Thumb, Last Time, All Over Now 

Chuck Berry
Johnny B. Goode, Nadine, C'est La Vie             

Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf            

When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge  

Little Bit Of Soul - Music Explosion             

Hang On Sloopy - The McCoys             

Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison             

Delbert McClinton
Take Me To The River, Something You Got, Why Me 

All Right Now - Free            

Little Bit - Magic Sam             

Hold On, I'm Comin' - Sam & Dave            

Sam Cooke
Bring It On Home, You Send Me                       

Barefootin - Robert Parker            

Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton             

Bruce Springsteen
Pink Cadillac, Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out            

To Love Somebody - The Bee Gees            

The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra 

Gimme Some Lovin - Spencer Davis Group            

Do You Believe In Magic - Lovin' Spoonful 

Dance To The Music - Sly and The Family Stone 

Boardwalk - The Drifters            

Help Me Make It Through The Night - Kris Kristofferson            
At Last - Etta James            

I'll Take You There - Staple Singers            

No Matter What - Bad Finger            

For weddings, the following ballads and slow songs are suggested for the bride's first dance:

When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge,           
The Way You Look Tonight -  Frank Sinatra,           
My Girl - The Temptations,          
At Last - Etta James,          
Crazy Love - Van Morrison,          
Lets Stay Together - Al Green