Much more than a music agent.
Business Owner Tracy Rose, has been a professional drummer and bandleader for more than 30 years.

He has built strong personal and musical relationships with the Bay Area's most talented and professional musicians.


“Tracy has provided many wonderful bands to Shokawah Casino! It's always a great pleasure to work with Mr. Rose”
Event Co. Shokawa Casino












Tracy Rose Trio
Classic & Contemporary
Instrumental Jazz

It's Just Talk


First Gravy

Dallis & Tracy Rose Trio
Wedding & Party

Soul Medley

Sunday Kind Of Love

That's All

Samurai Gypsies
Latin Flavors


Gypsy Drive

Southern Sun

Rose Blues Band
Classic Blues

Fine Lookin' Woman

Rambler's Blues

Good Things

Pamela Rose

Lucky So

All Dressed Up

Walk On

Side Pocket
Dance Variety

Tainted Love

Spanish Harlem

Last Dance

Rose Zydeco Band
Cajun Zydeco

Ride'em Cowboy

Let's Dance

Gimme Some Water

Rose Country Band

Singing The Blues



Classic Dance Cover

Let's Dance

Got To Be Real

I Miss You

Da Puna Bruddahs
Hawaiian Music

Na Moku Eha


Sweet Someone

Latin, Spanish, Brazilian

Dr. Macumba



Rose Dance Band
Hits Dance Music.

Good Times Roll

You Belong To Me


Rose Bluegrass

Sweet Baby's Arms

Rocking Top

She's Gone

Rose String Trio

Vivaldi Spring

Jesu Joy of Man


Chris P. Solo Guitarist
All Styles

East of the Sun

I'm Old Fashioned


Sandy Geller Quartet
Jazz, Pop, Latin & Dance


Pink Cadillac

Don't Know Why

Brad Bann

Sinatra Impersonater

I Believe in You


Where Or When

Blues Kitchen

Blues Rock

What Love Will Do

Angel Blues

Let's Go

Weddings, Parties, Corporate and Special Events
(707) 765-2752

Just a few of our many wonderful bands!

Tracy Rose Trio
Tasteful performances of classic and contemporary jazz, pop, and dance music!
“This band is first class. Just fantastic!” Sharon Mitchell,
Cotati Jazz Festival

Dallis Craft & Tracy Rose Trio
A World class entertainer Dallis has performed with Huey Lewis, K.T. Oslin, Bruce Willis, Jesse Colin Young and Greg Kihn to name just a few. "An amazing talent, Dallis breathes life and light into every word she sings."

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"High-energy, gypsy soul-fire acoustic ensemble, sensual grooves you can't help but move to.
"Exquisite Spanish Guitar, Beautiful, infectious, and highly danceable..." Good Times Magazine

Rose Blues Band
Features Tracy Rose and Delmark Records recording artist Steve Freund, who's earned a reputation as one of the hottest players on today's blues scene.
"Masterful, no-nonsense guitar work" Rolling Stone Magazine

Pamela Rose
An entertainer that delivers a stunning, personal, and unforgettable musical experience.
"A great voice, range and phrasing and on-the-mark intonation recalling Nancy Wilson”
—All About Jazz

Side Pocket
Corporate party, anniversary, celebration, wedding, or just a fun shindig, Sidepocket fills the dance floor fast!
“The ensemble sound hums like a vintage Porsche.”
—Contra Costa Times

Rose Zydeco Band
The West Coast's hardest hitting Cajun, Zydeco, New Orleans R&B band is a hand-clapping, foot-stomping, high-energy concert and dance band. They put on a fantastic show and are known as "The Band With A Beat That Bites."

Rose Country Band
This top notch country band features four part harmonies and specializes in creating a good-time atmosphere at any event with hit songs and plenty of energy! We cover popular tunes from all eras, with an emphasis on dance music!

If you're looking for band that can keep folks on the dance floor for hours at a time, look no further. Undercover plays a unique selection of great dance hits.

Da Puna Bruddahs
Hawaiin music that reflects the sounds, and feelings of the islands. Performing popular Hawaiian music from the 1890s up to contemporary Hawaiian music, this group brings the islands to you. Hula dancers can be included.

Smooth jazz meets classic and contemporary Brazilian, Spanish and Latin music styles. This band creates a wonderful "South of the Border" ambience. Pleasing crowds at parties and clubs, wineries and jazz festivals.

Rose Dance Band
From quiet "Cocktail and Dinner Jazz" to raucous "Rock'n Roadhouse" music, the best classic standards from the 1930s to the 1980s for the ultimate listening and dancing pleasure.

Rose Bluegrass Band
This group has opened shows for Eagles, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams Jr., Robert Earl Keen, Elmo, Performances include The Fillmore, The Great American Music Hall, The Independent, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, and Colorado's Telluride Music Festival.

Rose String Trio
Extensive repertoire includes Schubert, Mozart, Ravel, Beethoven, and popular wedding favorites. Also performs a wide variety of classical orchestra arrangements, country, tango, waltz, opera, rags, jazz, and even rock and roll!

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Chris P. - Solo Guitarist
A master guitarist, Chris has performed with Bobby Caldwell, Little Anthony, The Coasters, The Drifters, David Pack (Ambrosia), Timothy B. Schmidt, Patrick Simmons (Doobie Bros.) Mel Martin, Bennett Freidman, and many other national acts

Sandy Geller Quartet
Featuring the charming Sandy Geller on vocals and piano, this trio plays a wide range of musical styles, including Jazz, Pop, R&B, etc. A group perfect for events with a diverse crowd.

Sinatra Sings Again!
An amazing replication of Frank Sinatra's voice and mannerisms. Brad performs as a soloist with top-flight backing tracks. Also available in a small combo setting or full 16-piece band.

Blues Kitchen
Features Nancy Wenstrom, a hot lead guitarist unlike any woman you've seen play the electric guitar. This smoking, six-piece band brings an energy and quality matching the best in the business.


Thursday, April 23, 2015 @ 08:04 AM
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Screen Shot 2015-04-23 at 8.01.47 AMLive music adds such a “wow factor” on your big day that’s hard to replicate with a DJ. The right band will create a true party atmosphere that’ll get your guests out of their seats all night long. But hiring a band is significantly more difficult than finding a DJ — how do you know if the band is the right fit? What details do you need to know?

To find the answers to these questions and more, music industry expert Bobby Borg spoke with Jim Eppolitto of West Coast Music (a nationally renowned, full-service production company providing live music for special events), and with Stewart Jean and Jude Crossen, drummer and vocalist for Encore (a successful wedding band offering a diverse repertoire of music from classic Sinatra to ’70s funk and more).

Q: How should a bride and groom get started with finding a band?

There are typically three ways that a couple can find a band: They attend an event (concert, corporate party, etc.) where a talented band is performing; they receive a recommendation from a friend or family member who recently married and hired a band; or they conduct a keyword search online for a “full-service production company” or “music agent” in their area that recommends a band based on certain needs. The latter approach is how Encore has always been booked to perform.

Q: How can a bride and groom be absolutely sure that they are getting a band that is the “right” fit for them?

Most of my clients do business with me on the phone while viewing my agency’s website, which includes pictures, live videos, and testimonials form recent clients and venue owners. Testimonials are key, and every bride and groom should ask to see an updated list of happy customers.

Q. What questions should the couple ask when meeting with a band?

A bride and groom should discuss whether they want dancing after dinner, during dinner, before dinner, or all of the above. This will have a lot to do with the type of band and the style of music that an agent will recommend.

As for the prices: it’s an issue that every bride and groom should discuss. But remember that prices range anywhere from $2,000 to $35,000 based on the client’s needs. Some people are happy with a small band that plays for an hour during the cocktail reception, and others want a large (and even famous) group that performs all night. Prices will also differ depending on the time of year. The first quarter of the year is the slowest season for weddings, and thus, the prices for bands are at their lowest.

wedding band

Q: What should a couple know about hiring a band vs. hiring a DJ?

First and foremost, let me say that a live band is visually and sonically more impacting than a DJ, especially when there are a substantial number of guests present.

As for the breaks, a band usually gets three 15-minute breaks, unless the client wants continuous music all night (which would require an additional payment).

An experienced wedding band should not have any limitations regarding musical style and repertoire (unless, of course, the client imposes these limitations and specifically asks for a “Motown” or “jazz” band). And should the bride and groom have a unique or “obscure” song request, remember that a talented band will always be able to learn and perform the song as long as the couple provides the sheet music and CD.

Finally, the size and instrumentation for your average wedding band includes bass, drums, guitar, keyboards and a male and female vocalist, but for additional impact, instrumentation can include a full horn section, percussionists, and even back-up singers and dancers (at an additional cost to the customer).

Q: Is there anything else that a bride and groom must know to ensure that hiring a band goes smoothly?

So much depends on where the event is being held. If it’s held at a residence, a couple must have a large room or backyard for the band to set up. They should be prepared to spend a little extra money for the band to bring a generator for power, they should know that neighbors are likely to complain about the noise after 10 p.m., and they should be prepared to designate a quiet and well-lit “holding room” or “green room” with refreshments for the band. As for parking, the band can usually find spots on nearby residential streets.

If the event is held in a hotel, a lot of the issues mentioned above are easier to control — there are typically no space, noise, or parking restrictions. Thus, the finer details that a bride and groom must consider when hiring a band really depends on where the event is being held. Really, an entire article can be written on wedding venues alone!
Give us a call and let us help you find the perfect musical entertainment for you event!


Creating Your Wedding Playlist

Thursday, January 23, 2014 @ 11:01 AM
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When you’re planning your wedding day, the playlist you hand over to your DJ (or give to your wedding band, or cue up on your iPod) can be one of the most fun details to develop. Music is a great way to reflect your personality and set the tone for a party, whether you want an old-school feel or a modern, clubby vibe.

Your first inclination when picking the music for your reception might be to reach for your favorite college dance party mix, the latest Fergie song you’ve been jogging to, or the top hits from the ’80s. But most weddings include guests from all age groups and walks of life, and your music choices should be sensitive to their needs. Some of your favorite songs might seem harmless enough on your iPod, but they could make for some awkward situations when played for a big, age-diverse crowd. Think about chatting with your grandfather with Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” on in the background — not so fun. Accidentally including the explicit version of a song that seemed so innocuous on the radio could also make things uncomfortable.

I’ve been thinking through some of the best weddings I’ve attended, and often, the music was a big part of what made them so special. I’ve come up with some great playlists from a variety of genres that I’ll be sharing throughout the week, but for now, to check out a couple of easy tips for music that will help guarantee a memorable day (not to mention get people out of their chairs and onto the dance floor), just read more.

If you’re hiring a DJ or band, be clear about your likes and especially your dislikes. No “Electric Slide” or “Macarena”? Make it known — in writing.
Think about the kind of feel you want your reception to have. Is it a high-energy party? Go heavy on the up-tempo tunes. Want a dreamier, more romantic tone? Include your favorite love songs from a variety of decades.
It’s usually impossible to please everybody, but music is one area where you can try. Know that your aunt and uncle love salsa dancing? Ask them to recommend a few tunes — and make sure they’re willing to show off their moves. You could even include a spot on your response cards for guests to suggest their favorite dancing songs.
Have a song that you absolutely must have at your wedding — but fear it could baffle or even offend older relatives? Save it for late in the evening, when most of the remaining revelers will be your friends.
Need help in planning or hiring the perfect wedding band musicians for your wedding. Call Live Music For Hire (707) 765-2752 or email Tracy Rose at tracy@livemusicforhire.com


We help you get just the right music for your wedding!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 @ 11:01 AM
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Face it you’ve probably never hired a band in your life…and chances are you never will again after the wedding. So what makes a good wedding band? It might be very different from what makes your favourite bands like U2 and Arcade Fire good. When hiring a wedding band remember that if you want a truly successful event with a packed dance floor all night you need a band that is versatile! Just because you love the Rolling Stones doesn’t mean that a tribute band is the answer. Of course you will want a band that can play some of your favourite songs and artists but you also want to entertain your guests…..don’t forget about the other 100-150ppl in attendance. They don’t all have the same tastes as you.

The first step to hiring the right band is sourcing out your best options. Wedding planners and your venue can be a good place to start as they have experience working with all kinds of vendors. The next logical choice is to ask around and see who your friends have been using. Keep in mind though that you maybe don’t want the same band as all of your friends. Will there be a lot of the same guests at your wedding? The next place to look is the internet. In 2011 90% of brides will book all of their wedding vendors using the web. If a band does not have audio and video samples on their website, or even worse, don’t have a website that raises serious red flags. Any good professional wedding band should have a website with audio and video. If they don’t even have a myspace page which is free and easy to set up they are not worth wasting your time and money on. I would suggest searching google and youtube and watching videos of bands on their websites and compiling your top 5 choices.

The next step is contacting the bands. First send an email inquiry and see what their initial responses are. Do they respond right away, the next day, 3 days later? This may give you some indication as to their level of professionalism. Do they call you on the phone? If they email you what information did they provide? How the potential bands respond might give you some idea as to who is right for you. But before you make your decision make sure you do 2 things. First speak to the agent, manager, or band leader (depending on who handles their bookings) in person on the phone and make sure the band is available for your date. If they are have them hold the date and give you the right of first refusal. Do they sound like they know what they are talking about? Are they familiar with bands repertoire, band members, set up etc? Second, find out when they are playing and ask to see the band live before you book. If the band has no upcoming gigs for the next 3months are you sure you want to hire them? Most professional bands work 12months a year however keep in mind that January through to March can be slower than the rest of the year.

Here are some helpful questions to ask your potential wedding band whether it be a duo or full orchestra:

1. Is our date and time available?
2. How many events did you do last year?
3. Will you book any other events on the same date as our wedding?
4. Have you worked at our venue before?
5. Can we see a video of you playing at a wedding?
6. Can you provide references?
7. Can we see you perform live at an upcoming wedding?
8. Will you be our musician on the day of?
9. What is the instrumentation of the group?
10. Do you have any additional people with you that are not in the band?
11. What do you normally wear to a wedding?
12. Will you wear attire specified by us?
13. What is your fee structure?
14. Do you have any package options and if so what are they?
15. How many hours does your price include?
16. When does the time start (when you arrive, set up, or start)?
17. Do you charge for Travel.
18. Can we extend the hours on the day of?
19. What are your overtime fees?
20. How many breaks do you require?
21. Do you provide recorded music during breaks?
22. What type of music do you specialize in?
23. Can you provide your complete songlist?
24. Do you take special requests that are not on your songlist?
24. Do you bring everything you need to perform and is it included in the price?
25. Do you provide lighting?
26. Will you act as emcee?
27. How do you motivate the crowd?
28. How many years have you been in business?
29. What insurance and permits do you have?
30. Do you have references we can contact?
31. Do you use a contract?
32.What is your cancellation Policy?

There isn’t one right answer for any particular question but at least now you have some idea as to the kind of questions you should be asking. Ask the right questions. Be informed. Most importantly feel confident in the person you are dealing with (as they may not be in the band themselves) and feel totally confident in the band as a unit. You will have seen them in action and loved them before handing over a deposit. This could be one of the single most important decisions you make about your wedding reception. If everything is perfect from decor to food but the entertainment is bad everything else that was good will be instantly forgotten. So do your homework and good luck!!!


Live Music For Hire selected for BAMM Petaluma Video

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 @ 11:11 AM
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LIVE MUSIC FOR HIRE.COM is happy to have been asked by Bay Area Media Masters to exclusively use our musicians samples for the WhereisPetaluma.com Wine Walk. Every song in this video was performed by our favorite local musicians. Book bands for your Holiday Event now.


Booking Christmas Parties and Events NOW!

Monday, October 14, 2013 @ 05:10 PM
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Plan ahead and book your band early for Christmas Parties and the 2014 New Years Party you’re planning.
Live music is what makes an event memorable.
My professional bands, and musicians, show up on time, and ready to perform the music you want to hear.
Soloist, jazz trios, quartets, dance bands, country, zydeco, you name it!.. I have a party band just right for your event.
Thank you all for your support this year in either coming to our events or in hiring us to make your event special.
Tracy Rose
Owner – Live Music For Hire. Com


Live Music Sonoma County

Saturday, December 8, 2012 @ 10:12 AM
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Musicians: Time and Quality

Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 10:10 AM
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Our musicians are highly sought after and often working on a number of different projects and studio recordings. The difference between a professional musician and an amateur has a huge impact on the quality of sound they will be able to produce at your wedding. Rose Music musicians are guaranteed to be of the highest caliber.

Things to remember that affect rates for bands are.. to play at your event the musicians will have to load up their equipment early in the day, travel several miles to get to your wedding venue, unload heavy equipment, set it all up at the venue, test the sound levels, wait around during the wedding breakfast and speeches, perform, break down all of the equipment, load it in the van, drive several miles back to their base, unload all of the equipment and finally arrive home in the early hours of the morning. A professional musician will understandably need to be paid for all of the time that this entails. As you can see, the actual performance is just a very small part of all the work that needs to go into to making your event an enjoyable and hassle-free event.
We look forward to an opportunity to provide high quality affordable music for your event.


Live music for your event!

Thursday, August 2, 2012 @ 12:08 PM
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We specialize in providing professional entertainment, live bands, music,
for Weddings & Parties, Festivals, Corporate & Special Events,
throughout Northern California.
Rose Music Agency
Your source to Hire Live Bands for Weddings & Receptions Parties, Festivals, Corporate Events, Social & Special Events,
Serving Northern California including San Francisco Bay Area, Marin, Napa, Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Sonoma,
Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, San Jose, Carmel & Monterey.
Bands & Entertainers for every occasion, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Dance, Classical, Country, Cajun, Zydeco, Swing, Motown, R&B, Hawaiian, Soloists, Duos, Jazz Trios, Quartets, String Quartets,


Best Live Music in the Bay Area

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 @ 08:02 PM
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Happy Valentines Day! Rose Music provides professioanl entertainment for every event. We carry bands of every musical style. Serving Northern California including
San Francisco Bay Area, Marin, Petaluma, Mill Valley, Tiburon, Healdsburg, Hopland, Napa, Sonoma, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, San Jose, Carmel, Monterey.
Bands of every style for every occasion!
Jazz Trios, Jazz Quartets, Blues Bands, Dance Bands,
Wedding Music, Party Music, Event Music, Corporate Party Bands, Festival Music,We provide high quality live music for parties, weddings, special events, festivals etc. We are more than a bad that performs just one style. We are a jazz band, dance band, pop band, motown band, etc.


Happy New Year to All

Monday, January 9, 2012 @ 11:01 PM
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It’s been a great year for us and we thank you all for your support. We feel fortunate to have performed so many wonderful events, weddings, parties, and festivals this year. Our band strives to be versatile to satisfy all age groups. So if you’re looking for a band for your next event please give us a call..or visit livemusicforhire.com
We specialize in providing professional entertainment
for Weddings & Parties, Festivals, Corporate & Special Events,
throughout Northern California.
Rose Music Agency
Your source to Hire Live Bands for Weddings & Receptions Parties, Festivals, Corporate Events, Social & Special Events,
Serving Northern California including San Francisco Bay Area, Marin, Napa, Sonoma,
Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, San Jose, Carmel & Monterey.
Bands & Entertainers for every occasion, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Dance, Classical, Country, Cajun, Zydeco, Swing, Motown, R&B, Hawaiian, Soloists, Duos, Jazz Trios, Quartets, String Quartets,



Northern California's source for Wedding Bands, Wedding Musicians, Party Bands, Dance Bands, Special Event Bands.
Your source to Hire Live Music! Bands for Weddings & Receptions Parties, Festivals, Corporate Events, Social & Special Events,
Serving Northern California including San Francisco Bay Area, San Jose, Marin, Napa, Sonoma, Santa Rosa, Petaluma,
Mill Valley, Tiburon, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, San Jose, Carmel, Monterey.
Bands and Entertainers for every occasion, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Dance, Classical, Country, Cajun, Zydeco, Swing, Motown, R&B, Hawaiian, Soloists, Duos, Jazz Trios, Quartets, String Quartets,