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Bands in Ridgefield,
(360) 546-1564

About Us

UpFront Band is a versatile musical group and soloists that has provided live music for many special events throughout Oregon and Washington. They were featured on the KINK.FM local music spotlight radio show. Their musical focus is on Jazz (smooth, standards, swing), Latin, and their own twist on classic rock-n-roll, oldies, pop songs and will tailor a performance to your needs at reasonable rates.
Chris Bidleman (piano) and Steve Burpee (sax) the founders of The UpFront have been playing music together since Jr High. In 2002 they formed the Vancouver, WA based band "UpFront". They are joined by Robert Schultz on drums and Ed Couture on bass plus additional musicians and singers as needed to make you wedding day even more special.  We can provide music for the ceremony (solo or duo), cocktail hour (duo or trio) and reception (3 - 5 piece band).  We also have arrangements with DJ's to offer a package deal if you want DJ music when the band takes breaks.


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  • UpFront Band is the consummate wedding band. Specializing in jazz, their playlist is varied, including swing, old time rock 'n roll, pop, and even country. They follow the response of the crowd, and take requests. The guests have raved about their music, and the band was a major factor in our reception dinner and dance being a real party. They corresponded with us by email to get a sense of what we wanted, and accommodated our special requests... and were patient with some indecisiveness and changes of mind on our part. They provided a specific quote, and stuck to it, and were willing to stay for extra sets if the party went overtime, for an hourly rate. Not only that, these were just nice guys, who wanted to make sure everyone at our party had fun.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Band

    What is the average price for a wedding reception during peak season?

    What is the average price for a wedding reception during off-peak season?

    Which of the following are included in the price?

    Ceremony Music, Learning New Songs, Lighting, MC, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Sound/PA System, Travel Expenses

    Are you an agency or a band?


    How many musicians are in your band(s)?

    1 - 3, 4 - 6

    What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?

    Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Dance, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B / Soul, Swing

    What music services do you provide?

    Instrumentals, Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Learning New Songs, MC, Reception Music, Music During Breaks, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Vocals, Liability Insurance, Willing to Travel

    What items are available?

    Lighting, Microphones, Sound/PA System

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