5 tips for a perfect holiday party

1. Hire early and vet your vendors.   July 1 is almost too late to start planning, especially if your event is December 31 or if it must be on a Friday or Saturday before Christmas.  If you can be flexible and hold your party on a Sunday or weeknight, …

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The Big Zephyr breezes in for Florence July 4 celebration

Click to read the article on Casa Grande Dispatch FLORENCE — A musician with decades of experience, Bill Babin knows exactly what kind of show to play for a heat-stressed but motivated-to-party family audience at Florence’s July 4th Freedom Fest. “We’re going to play a great mix of old and …

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The Show Must Go On

We’ve all heard stories attached to the cliche, “the show must go on.”  The lead actor gets laryngitis, but “the show must go on.”   The spotlights quit working, but “the show must go on.”   All the “fish tails” for the chorus made up of fish suddenly disappeared from …

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A Tribute Not to be Forgotten

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At a recent show, we took a moment to offer thanks to all veterans, active military, and families who were in the audience. We asked them to stand so all could applaud. Suddenly, a guy ran up to the stage and said, “Hey, there’s a WW II veteran here tonight. …

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DJ or Live Band? Hire both.

DJ Or LIVE BAND HIRE BOTH for Flexibility: Corporate events and weddings often attract a very diverse audience, in terms of age, education, cultural background. When you combine a live band with a DJ, you get the most musical flexibility. You can prepare the band in advance to play a …

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The Rubber Memory

January 25, 1968, Bill Babin and The Rubber Memory play their first paying job in New Orleans, Louisiana. Bill is 13 years old in this picture. For the best variety dance music in 2016 from a “slightly older” Bill Babin and The Big Zephyr, call 480 234 0715 or 602 …

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Bill, you and Big Zephyr were fabulous

The latest customer comment. “Bill, you and Big Zephyr were fabulous. From dressing up, to the music, to the “second line” handkerchief dance, it was a fabulous time. I can’t thank you enough. I got so many compliments on your performance.” Leslie Fluharty, 3 12 16

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Big Zephyr rocks

Big Zephyr rocks! Check out this classic rock tune from Steely Dan, recorded in the studio last summer by Big Zephyr. Call 602 692 3723 when you are ready for some classic rock at your next festival, party, or event. Recorded in the studio in June 2015, Big Zephyr presents …

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Rehearsal….such a critical part of our show

Rehearsal….such a critical part of our show. Here’s The Big Zephyr voices, Ric, Russ, Mike, Jaime Lee, working on Little White Church. When you’re ready for these voices to bring the best variety dance music to your party, call 480 234 0715 or 602 692 3723. Big Zephyr voices, rehearsing …

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William “Bill” Babin—therubbadrumma

Flashback Friday: March 11 1970: Winners at this year’s Grammy awards included Joe South for song of the year with ‘Games People Play’, Crosby Stills and Nash won best new artist, and The Fifth Dimension won Record of the year with ‘Aquarius / Let The Sun Shine In.’ Also in …

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Entertaining Hundreds – Live Music

Big weekend for Big Zephyr. We’ll be entertaining hundreds at private events at Mesa Regal RV Resort on Friday and at Rio Verde Country Club on Saturday. You can bring the great dance music of this band to YOUR party by calling 602 692 3723. Recorded 8 15 15 at …

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Arizona variety dance band

Here’s the latest from your Arizona variety dance band. Call 602 692 3723 when you know you need great live music for your event. This audio track was recorded 2 19 16 live. The photos convey the fun we have playing for you.  

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Boogie Oogie Recorded live

Boogie Oogie Recorded live during a country club NYE party, this version of the classic disco hit from 1978 demonstrates Big Zephyr’s versatility and musicianship.

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Denim and diamonds country gig at Las Sendas

Denim and diamonds country gig at Las Sendas. I just wanted to let you know that your performance last night was excellent!  Our customers truly enjoyed the show as did Tannis and I.  I look forward to having you back for another show’. Lloyd McBean, Managing Partner, Las Sendas Golf …

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YOUTUBE channel

Introducing our new YOUTUBE channel where you’ll find the latest music, videos, and interviews. Call 602 692 3723 or 480 234 0715 for booking info.

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THIS DAY IN MUSIC:1972

THIS DAY IN MUSIC:1972. Led Zeppelin appeared at the Memorial Drive, Adelaide in Australia. A local paper who reviewed the show printed: “Singer Robin Plant overcame an ‘Australian bug’ in his throat and broke into his own in ‘Black Dog’ and ‘Stairway To The Stars’.” Also in 1972 Bill Babin, …

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Mesa Regal RV Resort on February 18-19

Big Zephyr entertained more than 500 people in back-to-back shows at Mesa Regal RV Resort on February 18-19. Folks enjoyed a huge variety of rock, country, and standards. Call 602 692 3723 or 480 234 0715 when you’re ready for great dance music for your wedding, reunion, festival, or event.

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COME TO OUR PUBLIC SHOW

Don’t you want to look like these happy people dancing? COME TO OUR PUBLIC SHOW: Friday, Feb 19, 7 pm Mesa Regal RV Resort. Call 480-830-2821 for tickets or pay at the door. Really cheap!!! Great dance music.

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Val Vista Village

Ready to rock the Mardi Gras party at Val Vista Village here in Mesa. Let the good times Who is that behind those masks? The rubbadrummajester…. Bet you have never seen one of those! And this is what they look like after the show. Tired but still smiling after an …

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Classic rock tribute show

Classic rock tribute show features music by Journey, Allman Brothers, The Doors, Doobie Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Bob Seger,Mellencamp, Blondie, Peter Frampton, Pat Benatar, Free, Cheap Trick, Grand Funk Railroad, Joe Walsh, Steely Dan, The Prentenders.Billy Joel, Huey Lewis

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Live Music Black Tie Affair – Bond Girl

“Live music of the highest quality by performers with contagious, positive energy.  With decades of experience, we play the right music, at the right  time, and at the right volume for each occasion.” These pictures are from a Bond Girl Black Tie Event the Big Zephyr preformed Live Entertainment for …

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Denim and Diamonds

Music featured in our all country performances: Denim and Diamonds The Eagles, Lady Antebellum, Willie Nelson, George Strait, Alan Jackson, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Dwight Yoakam, Patsy Cline, Tim McGraw, Shania Twain, Faith Hill, Johnny Cash, Jimmy Buffett, The Band Perry, Georgia Satellites, Little Big Town, Deanna Carter, Miranda Lambert. …

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Live Band Entertainment 2015 Halloween

These are a couple picture from our 2015 Halloween show.  THE BIG ZEPHYR plays a great mix of HIT MUSIC that your guests will recognize and dance to. And when you read our song list, you will see that the music spans generations AND dance styles, and includes everything from …

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City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Boo Fest

These pics are from our show on October 24th 2015. The performance was part of the City of Phoenix is Parks and Recreation boo fest. One of the largest free Halloween parties in the Phoenix area. We have done the show for the last three years. Big Zephyr Music “Live …

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Our formula is simple

“Live music of the highest quality by performers with contagious, positive energy.  With decades of experience, we play the right music, at the right time, and at the right volume for each occasion.” 

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