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By Leigh

On 14, Oct 2014 | In | By Leigh


For twenty years, Storyville has thrilled audiences across the country. They have performed with such acts as Kool and the Gang, Average White Band, The Dazz Band, Anita Baker and others. These well-seasoned musicians display a unique sense of comfort and experience with the stage and audience united by their mutual love for soul and jazz.

This dynamic group’s extensive and varied song list encompasses a full repertoire of dance, standards, Motown, contemporary R&B, modern jazz, instrumentals, oldies and even a touch of reggae, blues, and alternative rock. Storyville is headed by the husband and wife team, Arlene and Brian Bowie. The band is rounded out by Bernard Bowie (bass), Joe Moon (drums), and Christopher Stennis (keyboards).

Storyville is available for private parties, clubs, weddings, and holiday parties. Regardless of the occasion, Storyville is guaranteed to satisfy your musical desires.

  • Exceeded Expectations

    I booked Storyville for our club golf Invitational dinner. Typically this is a very traditional event when the guests eat, dance a little and are gone by 10pm. Not with Storyville- they had the dance floor PACKED until 1am…and not with just “young” people either. Everyone raved about this band- whether you’re in your 20s, or 70s, you’ll love this band- they play every era of music, and they play it all well. Their service was great too- Arlene reached out to me the month prior to our event, and we were in touch the week before and the week of the event. She made sure she had a clear picture of what our event was about, and our expectations. She was phenomenal, and her band was the same. I had guests coming up to me all night saying what a great band this was. Book them, you won’t be disappointed!!

    Mary Nolan
    Brookside Country Club
    Jul 22, 2017
    Brookside Country Club

    A good number of our guests called the event by far the best wedding that they had ever been a part of. The band was awesome – please pass on our sincere gratitude to all of the members of Storyville. Thanks!

    Tom Holloway (Rebecca Holloway & Connor Smith)
    Aug 6, 2011
    St. Elias Cultural Center

    My guests like the quality & variety of Storyville. I would highly recommend them.

    Susan Favorite, Fairview Hospital Physician of the Year Awards Dinner
    Mar 13, 2010

    Arlene, Brian and Co. were absolutely outstanding. Their musical ability is show stopping. We had overflowing compliments from so many of our guests about their excellent performance, warmth and energy. Book this band!! Young and old, they will not disappoint!

    Ann Westman (Caroline Westmas & Andrew Laski)
    Oct 24, 2009
    Portage Country Club

    Storyville was awesome. All our guests said it was the best wedding they have ever been to. Everyone from 8 to 85 was dancing and didn’t want the night to end. They made my daughter’s wedding perfect. As she told me, ‘it was all I could have ever dreamed of’ and a big part of that was because the band was so fun!

    Dotty Ciciretto (Stephanie Ciciretto & Kurt Davis)
    Jul 18, 2009
    Barrington Country Club

    Storyville was over the top! Without a doubt the best band we’ve had in years of doing this annual event.

    Jeff Kaplan, Masonic Lodge Dinner Dance
    May 3, 2008
    Hawthorne Valley Country Club

    I was going to book a different band at first because I heard them at 2 different weddings last year and I just wanted to book things very quickly. However, they were not available. I am SO glad they were not! Storyville is SO much better!! I heard from several guests (aged 20s to 70s) how great you all were; and they were right! Thank you again for making our wedding so wonderful!

    Annette (Haut) & Tom Fiordelisi
    Nov 24, 2007
    Walden Country Inn & Stables

    Storyville was exceptional from start to finish! We loved the interaction with our guests and everyone had a great time. We’d recommend Storyville to anyone!

    William Murray
    Oct 20, 2007
    Cleveland Renaissance

    Storyville’s performance was beyond our expectations! They played a great mix to appeal to all of our crowd. Only regret was the night was too short. Class act!

    Larry & Nancy Kovacs (Katie Kovacs & Andy Hire)
    Sep 15, 2007
    NCR Country Club

    Terrific Entertainment!

    Terri Berk, University Hospitals Holiday Party
    Dec 8, 2006

    Storyville was outstanding. Arlene was a tremendous help with planning the flow of our event. At times there was no one, NO one sitting – everyone was up dancing.

    Jennifer Long
    Sep 30, 2006

    I just wanted to tell you personally, we thought your band was OUTSTANDING! I cannot tell you how many people commented about what a fabulous band you all are. You absolutely made our wedding reception everything and more we could have hoped for.

    Jennifer Long & Mikkael Sekeres
    Sep 30, 2006

    Thank you for being the very BEST band ever! You guys were amazing and everyone had a blast. So many people have commented how great you all were.

    Kellie & Jason Beckham
    Sep 16, 2006
    Stan Hywet

    We just wanted to say thank you to you and the rest of Storyville for your excellent performance on Saturday. You guys were terrific, and everyone had a great time dancing. Thank you for keeping the party upbeat and moving; we had a wonderful reception.

    Ellen and Alexandre Ledoux
    Jun 24, 2006
    Shaker Country Club

    Storyville was the best band we could have had play at our wedding. Everyone had so much fun and the dance floor was packed!

    Joanna Mann
    Jun 23, 2006
    Botanical Gardens

    Storyville is a class act from start to finish. If you’re looking for a band with a great sound and energy to get your party dancing…Storyville is the one!

    Sarah McCall & Doug Trueman
    Jun 17, 2006
    Congress Lake C.C.

    Storyville was fantastic, they were professional, yet fun. They put on a fabulous show to rock in our New Year’s Eve wedding.

    Kristy Wedell & Michael Pike
    Dec 31, 2005
    Crowne Plaza Cleveland City Centre

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