Big Night Out is a variety dance band which performs Latin, R&B and Island dance music. A powerful horn section and grooving conga add to the commanding vocals of Frank Alverez. Big Night Out, over the past decade, has become one of southwest Florida’s most in demand dances bands. The band’s lineup includes the area’s top musicians. Big Night Out has performed at large and small venues, weddings, conventions, house parties, gala’ and conventions, neighborhood block parties, large concerts and anywhere there’s a need for our lively style of party music!

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The Weekly Planet
The Weekly Planet voted Big Night Out Best Bilingual Cover Band and had this to say about the band... The idea of a creative cover band may sound ridiculous. Most such bands simply crank out tunes as close to the originals as possible. Big Night Out, however, earns this award because the band filters James Brown and the Isley Brothers through its own sound, a combination of Latin dance rhythms and funked up horns. Lead singer, Frank Alvarez splits his time between actually delivering the vocals in English and Spanish and dancing around the stage, leading the crowd as it happily floods the dance floor. The band behind him is simply top notch. A guaranteed fun night out.

The Sarasota Herald Tribune
Latin-flavored collective Big Night Out could easily be called the Sarasota All Stars. All seven members are in other well known area bands. Get in the Conga line for the groups free FridayFest on the bay outside the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.“We've done Tropical Heatwave before,” trombonist Bruce Glasberg said, “but this will probably be our biggest show and we're very excited about it. We're working on a lot of new music for it.” Actually they perform old music, but with a twist. They take less-played hits like the Deeelite's “Groove Is In The Heart” and Nancy Sinatra's “These Boots Are Made For Walkin'” and put their Latin stamp on it. “We have a bilingual singer named Frank Alvarez” Glasberg said, “and we have developed a niche for Latin, Carribean and American pop. That's our unique sound which makes us different from other bands.” The group which also features Keith Greene - Trumpet, Tony Sheppard - Guitar, Pepe Olarte - Piano, and Paul Cartwright - Drums, not only does well at festivals and night clubs, it plays private engagements, conventions and weddings. When he's not performing with Big Night Out or Mitch Clark And The House Rockers at night, Glasberg is an environmental scientist by day “I'm usually running from the alligators and wild boars,” he said, with a laugh. Last month's FridayFest show by Yesterdayze drew a huge crowd. Organizers are hoping for the same for Big Night Out. “We're going to put on a great show,” Glasberg said “We have a lot of energy and there's a lot of talent in our band, like Keith used to lead the Ringling Circus band around the world for 28 years, he would conduct with his left hand and play lead trumpet with his right, he is very talented.”


Wedding client....
Big Night Out had everyone out of their chairs and dancing. They learned several new songs at our request and played them all beautifully. They were dressed very festive and did a great job at reading the audience mood and catering to them. Everyone was asking me where we found the band and just had a blast. Several said it was the best wedding they'd ever been too and THAT is due to Big Night Out's great talent. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a lively, fun party with a latin flare

Private event client....
We all really enjoyed your performance this past Friday! Thank you and the band for your wonderful responsiveness to our group and the great fun you brought to us! I heard nothing but very positive comments from everyone. And it seemed as if Big Night Out enjoyed us too. I, as a musician and music teacher, recognized Big Night Out’s amazing musicianship and stage presence when I auditioned BNO at 15 South. I hoped everyone else there would too. And they did! You guys made me look like a genius. I look forward to attending other events at which you play. Thank you!.

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