Locomotion LIVE

October 4, 2024 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us Friday, October 4th for live music by Locomotion!
About the band:

Locomotion is Connecticut’s Hottest Horn Band!
Locomotion has been a Hartford area crowd favorite since June 1987. For over 30 years, the band has enjoyed success as one of southern New England’s premier private event, wedding, club, and dance party bands.
Featuring two lead singers and a full horn section, Locomotion’s sound is distinctly diverse, with hot dance and party tunes from the 60’s right up to today. Locomotion covers hits from a huge array of artists and easily covers a variety musical styles: Funk, R&B, Motown, disco, rock, and swing.
The signature sound of the band’s powerhouse horn section can be heard on just about every song we do. But the band really shines when we cover the most famous horn bands ever: Chicago, Tower of Power, and Earth, Wind & Fire.
Over the last three decades, Locomotion has been honored to perform in CT, MA, RI, and NY at hundreds of weddings, private parties and events, corporate functions, popular clubs, casinos, outdoor summer concerts, major fairs, and charitable fund raisers for a variety of well-known organizations.
The band has been privileged to get repeat private engagements from corporate clients like Coca-Cola, United Steel Inc., and Calzone Case Co. Other notable performances include: The WTNH-TV Channel 8 Holiday Party, Hartford Downtown Council Riverfest Celebration, Taste of Hartford, the Mohegan Sun Casino Tribal Recognition Gala, the Hospital of Central Connecticut Ball, and black-tie fund raiser events for the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, the Arthritis Foundation, the Hartford Jaycees and Lawrence & Memorial Hospital (New London, CT).
In addition to being nominated in the Hartford Advocate’s “Grand Band Slam” as “Best Band” for 1998, 1999, and 2000, Locomotion was also named “Best Band in Connecticut 2003” by Connecticut Magazine.
In 2012, Locomotion had the distinct privilege to play the wedding of Broadway stage and screen movie actor Christopher Denham, a rising star who appeared in the 2010 Martin Scorsese film “Shutter Island” (starring Leonardo DiCaprio) and in the 2012 blockbuster film “Argo” (directed by and starring Ben Affleck).
The band has enjoyed sharing the stage with other national and local celebrities as well, including Chris Berman (ESPN), Orleans (who had hits like “Still the One” and “Love Takes Time”), NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young, legendary drummers Carmine Appice (Rod Stewart) and Bernard Purdie (Steely Dan and scores of other artists), and University of Connecticut Huskies all-time winning women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma.
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