This cover band keeps dancers on the floor all night and keeps audiences dazzled by playing variety music for wedding receptions, corporate parties and concerts. We are the best- Motown band, pop band, top 40 band, R&B band, swing band, jazz band, soul band, beach music band and funk band you have ever heard. We play music all over North and South Carolina regularly from Charleston to Asheville and from Greensboro to Wilmington. But we are also popular in Florida, Alabama, Virginia, Maryland and Georgia too.
(The Andrew Thielen Big Band is a veteran owned business. Andrew was a United States Marine Corps officer.)
The best male and female vocalists found anywhere will bring the house down. We have soulful singers who are great on Motown party songs and R&B classics. We have party rockin rappers that bring the newest hits alive! And we have smooth American standards singers for the dinner hour too.
No sequences & no tracks here. We perform everything live with 8 smoking horns playing the best of Motown, Rock, Pop, Swing and all the latest hits. You'll hear songs like 24 carat Magic, Uptown Funk, Happy, Wagon Wheel, You Are The Best Thing and more.
We have been one of the top bands in America for grand weddings, galas, concerts and corporate events for over 20 years. Send us your email address and we will send you reviews from brides and party planners and inaugural balls and even a video from Betty White herself. :) Here's one: "The Andrew Thielen Big Band gave us the most memorable wedding ever for my daughter and son-in law. If five stars is the highest rating…they get 5 stars. It was a pure pleasure to work with Andrew before the wedding…he offered many good suggestions from his many years of experience. Always said “no problem “ to our requests. Arrived several hours before the reception so everything would be ready when we arrived…even though Myrtle Beach is about a 10 hour drive to the reception. The music just “Blew Away ‘ our guests!"
Call us for a tailor made quote. We will work with you to make everyone happy.
We are happy to WORK WITHIN YOUR BUDGET....give us a shout!
143 A Brookgate Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
We guarantee that this IS the best live band you have ever heard.
You and your dancers will love us.
The Andrew Thielen Big Band has more variety music, more fun routines, more audience interaction than any band you have ever seen. We do it all with class and style. Everyone loves seeing and hearing our great singers and all those live horns. Our singers are great with Motown, Pop, Rock, R&B, jazz, 70's, 80's, hits of today, swing, funk, disco and more.
Watch the fun this wedding crowd of all ages has with our band .
Remember the band IS the party!!!!!
The band we take on the road now is 11 to 12 pieces and smaller than the one shown here on the PBS show. But this clip gives you an idea of how great ANY SONG sounds when played by our big band with live horns and sensational singers. Here we play "Old Time Rock & Roll." These days we do the same treatment making songs by Bruno Mars, KC & Sunshine Band, Ceelo, Chris Stapleton, Donna Summer, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, all come ALIVE, sound energetic and exciting. Rock, Motown, pop, soul,
Check out this great video and listen to the huge variety of songs we do from RESPECT to Motown to ballads, pop, standards and more. All recorded LIVE. Audio is LIVE.
Check out this great video clip and hear fantastic singers and great solis with sax and guitar! This song was after four hours of nonstop music. Here is Donna Summer's "Last Dance. "
Here we are playing for actress Betty White on her 90th birthday. They asked us to play this song very soft for her. Then wouldn't you know...she went and stood in front of our speakers. So we tried to play even softer. LOL. Regardless, Betty White loved the band and blew our singer kisses. (We will miss you Betty White)
Here we are playing for the Governor of South Carolina at the annual Carolina Cup. The Governor's wife loves the band and they ask us back year after year to play for the Governor and Tom & Virginia Anne Mullikin. Tom was the commanding General of the SC State Guard.
We love to get the bridesmaids into the fun. I mean they need to be featured somehow for getting all those matching dresses, right?
Here we are playing a wedding at the Francis Marion hotel in Charleston for the McLeod family. They liked the band so much we played all THREE of their sons weddings.
January 4, 2022
The Andrew Thielen Big Band will perform with America's Got Talent Winner (Season Six) Landau Eugene Murphy for a series of concerts in North & South Carolina.
Citing a need for top notch, A level talent, The Andrew Thielen Big Band was selected by the Allen Entertainment Agency in Washington DC for "Landau" concerts in the Carolinas and beyond. Also joining the show for some events will be the Voices of Classic Soul. ( Voices Of Classic Soul, the former lead singers of the Temptations, Platters, Drifters and Four Tops.)
The Andrew Thielen Big Band has also performed for Planet Hollywood's holiday show, The House of Blues, Governor Hogan (MD) Inaugural Ball, the Greenbrier Resort, The Carolina Cup, SC PBS television Special, the Coasters, at Mt Rushmore for the millennium celebration, both Democratic and Republican Conventions and the late Betty White's 90th birthday Party in Colonial Williamsburg.
From: Faithe Deschamps
"It is said that the largest portion of a bride’s budget should be directed towards entertainment. I am a living witness that investing in your entertainment is crucial. Even more so, the RIGHT type of entertainment.
Andrew Thielen Big Band band was the right choice for my Thanksgiving eve wedding.
Let’s be honest, in this day and age it’s a challenge to find professional entertainment that soothes the soul and inspires. Andrew Thielen Big Band did that and then some. Hear me when I tell you, this band ROCKED the house. They added the air of class and sophistication that I so desired. Not only were they amazing to engage, the quality of music was second to none. Their sound is PHENOMENAL.
I almost shied away from hiring them because I only had 75 invited guests. I was concerned that their larger than life sound would overtake us. My Gosh was I was wrong. Their larger than life sound brought the funk, soul, jazz and pizazz that kept my guests on the dance floor until the very end.
We laughed, we cried and bonded with the band in a way that brought us together as family. Every time that I reflect on them playing, You’re the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me (Gladys Knight) I tear up. Andrew went out of his way to make our wedding reception a night to remember. Thank you!The soloist we’re incredible! And y’all, let’s just say, COME THROUGH HORNS!
Readers, if you’re harboring ANY doubt, release it and hire this band. It is my desire and promise to bring them in for all of my future events. Many blessings to the Andrew Thielen Big Band!" item.
Add Andrew, did I ever respond to this? If not, so sorry!
Thank you for everything. Yall killed it!
Great Band for our Corporate Event
Our group had a fantastic time and I keep getting rave reviews about the band! If they can get our group of accountants to pack the floor, they can get anyone to!
For those of you who love CLASSIC BIG BAND. here we are on a PBS special playing "In The Mood".
The big band can be this large if desired but these days we have cut it down to 11-14 pieces to fit most stages and venues.
5 star rating posted 03/02/2022 What to say about Andrew Thielen Big Band? Being from Charleston, it felt like a piece of home I was bringing with me to my wedding. I currently live in Florida, but our wedding was at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC which not only is within the travel zone for the band, but they had even played this venue in the past and that was a huge reassurance that they were familiar with the venue and grounds. They have played Saturday Night Live and Betty White's birthday event- so that was all the resume I needed! Andrew was an absolute pleasure to work with- he communicates very easily over email and was able to discuss with me everything down to timing, decor, song lists, band options and add ons, and the actual contract over the phone. The band absolutely brings down the house! I had multiple wedding guests come up to me and say that this was by far the best wedding band they'd ever heard and most impressive stage set up, and also the crowd was dancing until the very end of the night!
For the wedding, I used/; Hornpipe Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring Canon in D Trumpet voluntary (bride processional) Recessional : Marvel Avengers theme (they killed it!! everyone loved this!) the jazz trio for cocktail hour was awesome. For our first dance, Andrew wrote a new arrangement for “It’s been a long, long time” a version that would be 1 minute and 49 seconds long for us. Truly, everything was a dream. A very fun dream. If I had a way to do it all again, I'd hands down choose them again!