Everyone throwing a party or event is looking for the “hook” that makes their party or event the best. There are countless ways to attempt the sort of notoriety that lives in infamy within the minds of those who attend. The goal, of course, is to have guests remark, “you had to be there,” to any who dared miss the wedding/holiday party/corporate event/celebration.
And, within those memories, as people want to create the party montage that would fit perfectly in the movie that is their lives, everyone wants to find the ideal soundtrack for the occasion. It isn’t enough to have live covers of tender tunes for that first dance or the opportunity to first ask someone to dance, but there’s a clear need for the barnburner that’s going to have the dance floor overcrowded and livelier than any dance scene put on screen.
To achieve this dream, the band on stage must have a sense of what’s working and what isn’t. It’s an art, not a formula. They have to be able to improvise if energy is too low or if the party needs a short respite. All in all, it’s a lot to ask of any group of musicians to be the ideal choice for an event, even in a city full of musicians.
A good band, it seems, is hard to find.
But, with a resume that includes regular gigs at Cedar Street Courtyard and Speakeasy, playing backup on tour for Zac Brown Band and countless corporate, social and wedding venues across Texas, Sauce – a collaborative of dry skilled musicians in a town full of musicians – fills the bill (and the stage) without ever letting any crowd of revelers down.
The key to their success is, quite simply, their ability to become whatever band any event needs. From full-tilt rowdy house band to big band accompaniment, the players are seasoned professionals, experts in their individual contributions to the sound. But it is as a whole, when the entire band comes on stage, that the sum becomes far more than its assembled parts. Choreographed moves and playful stage interaction – both with each other and with any brave audience members – turn what could be a night with a band playing background music into one of the best live music experiences one can have.
Considering that they hail from “The Live Music Capital of the World,” such words are a bold statement, but they’re backed by players who’ve played with Willie Nelson and Stevie Wonder and have been to the White House to perform the national anthem. Their individual resumes read like a Grammy showcase, qualifying them for more than anyone could expect of a “house band.” Sauce pours every ounce of their talents (which aren’t relegated to musicianship, one might note – they’re very adept dancers) into a performance, regardless of venue. And that, in short, is what makes them the first step in planning a truly memorable event. Because, once the soundtrack is right and the band is directing the steps, everything falls into place and becomes that soft-focus magic that every event hopes to capture.
So, with Sauce still available for holiday parties and winter events, a great band is easy to find.