Gris-Gris is a professional four piece group consisting of four males in their mid fifties..The lead singer is the real deal hailing from New Orleans..James sings a vast array of the traditional sounding Zydyco / Cajun songs singing half of the tunes in the authentic CAJUN FRENCH language / dialect..He ,on occassion, plays his guitar but on 95 % of the tunes that we play he uses one of the three squeeze boxes [button accordians]for a truly authentic CAJUN SOUND..Adding a nice contrast to the squeeze box sound we have an exceptional fiddle player.The contrast in the sound of these two very different instruments really comes together presenting the FAT TUESDAY MARDI GRAS SOUND THAT fair goers and CAJUN / ZYDECO FESTIVAL goers are TRULY LOOKING FOR AND CAME TO HEAR AND ENJOY..The rhythm section consists of a truly awesome bass player as well as the perfect drummer for this type of music..These two players [the drummer and the bassist] together lay down the distinctive CAJUN beats and traditional feel that are essential for the singer / squeeze box player as well as the fiddler, need to really come across as an act worthy of MARDI GRAS attention..We could be playing out a lot more if we compromised our traditional sound and added some recognizable top 40 hits but this would definitely take away from what we are trying to do..Our rates are not cheap but what you get is a truly traditional CAJUN/ZYDECO SOUND..We typically play festivals and private functions and are hired back annually to many of the same events....We seem to go over best when we play either two one hour shows or one hour and fifteen minute show..Though we do not drink at gigs, soft drinks and meals are typically provided for us and our roady by whomever has hired us..Also depending on how far away the gig is from our home base [MELBOURNE FLORIDA] at least two rooms are provided for us for the night of our show..At some of the smaller venues as well as some of the smaller private functions we play we can provide our own sound and lighting though the vast majority of the time these necessities are provided for us.. I, Danny Snow, personally do most of our bookings....Being based out of Melbourne Florida as a rule we will play as far north as Jacksonville Florida and as far south as Key West and as far west as Naples though anything is possible and all fees are negotiable hinging on the venue and our overhead to get there , eat ,sleep and get home..Should you have any questions or an interest in booking our group please feel free to email me at Dannysnow47@cfl.rr.com or call me at 772-532-3081..
At times we also travel with a rock-a-billy group named CROSSOVER coming off as somewhat of a package show..We have found at some venues their show, which is a real authentic ROCK-A-BILLY SHOW,goes quite nicely with our traditional CAJUN MUSIC SHOW.....We have found that most of the people that like the music of GRIS GRIS enjoy the music of CROSSOVER too!!
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As described above our rates vary greatly depending on when and where and what the event is as well as what provisions are provided for the band RE: rooms, meals, sound system E.T.C.
Another factor is what type of venue it is RE: FESTIVAL, PRIVATE PARTY, NIGHT CLUB,MARDI GRAS type FESTIVAL,..Also there is quite a difference in price if you are looking to book the package ROCK-A-BILLY AND GRI GRI DOING CAJUN or just GRI GRI...
One more issue worth mentioning is that we do provide a discounted fee for multiple nights scheduled back to back.
Festivals / Street Fairs, Private parties, Special Occasions
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