High Society

The High Society Event & Wedding Band

HIGH SOCIETY is a high-energy cover band that packs a punch, along with the dance floor. Big sound, big hits with a multi-genre repertoire that spans the decades from 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s, to current chart toppers, including Motown & Funk, Disco, Classic Rock, Hip Hop.  Ever-versatile, High Society can also provide the perfect cocktail music set, featuring jazz vocals and classic standards to compliment any event. With an all-star lineup of seasoned musicians, these players know how to get the party started. Whether it’s an intimate wedding or a massive corporate event, High Society has got you covered.

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High Society features solid vocals and stellar musicians. Each player brings something unique to the table with an eclectic wheelhouse of skillsets ranging from rap to crooner-style big band music. If it’s talent, energy, and stage presence you’re after, High Society checks all the right boxes.


While primarily performing at private events in Utah and the surrounding states, High Society has partners all over the globe and loves to travel for weddings and corporate parties. This band specializes in all-inclusive travel packages that cover hotels, production, backline, and all other applicable expenses.  Ask us for a quote, sit back and relax, and leave the logistics to us. From outdoor festivals, city concerts, to corporate event centers, we bring the party to you. What’re you waiting for? Our bags are packed.


Book the full 7-8-piece band or for an even bigger sound, upgrade to the 10-12-piece band complete with a high-energy, top caliber horn section. We know, size matters—so if your event requires us to scale up or down, we aim to accommodate. We prides ourselves on versatility and creativity when it comes to tailoring the band towards any event space or size. With the High Society sound, no room or audience is too big or too small.

Electric and eclectic, our musicians have entertained audiences nationwide and continue to hone our combined crafts, on and off stage. Proud to call ourselves both friends and bandmates the on-stage chemistry and energy is infectious. We don’t just look like we’re having the time of our lives—we actually are! Our favorite performance moments involve interacting with our audience and allowing them to feel like part of the show. We want you to get up out of those chairs and party with us. After all, music is a collective experience, and we love nothing more than creating unforgettable memories with new friends far and wide.  Even when our performances are socially distanced or set apart from the dance floor, we’ve learned to adapt and create a connection with our audiences in any environment.

Notice: This band used to be called The Headliners Party Band.  Those who remember them from previous bookings, please note the change.

Here is some additional audio from the band:

Jen Tarasevich


Professional party band vocalist and studio singer for decades, Jennifer is no stranger to the stage. She started out singing at state Miss USA pageants and television appearances as a child, then went on to perform in various studio and band projects, including studio sessions for Power Music, numerous theatrical roles, and backup vocals for Stever Augeri of Journey. Music has taken her from Monaco, to Aruba, and Italy for corporate events. When she’s not behind the microphone, Jennifer is the owner of Voodoo Productions, a cirque talent and booking agency with traveling specialty act performers nationwide.
Joseph Facer Guitar


Joseph Facer is a multi-instrumentalist, audio engineer, and producer from Provo, Utah. He developed a love for music early in life and has pursued his passion single-mindedly ever since. Joseph has toured internationally as well as across the United States with various groups and has performed with and recorded such artists as Gladys Knight, Toto, Lea Salonga, Frank Wildhorn, Leslie Odom Jr., Tesseract, Periphery, Ben Rector, and many more.
Desmond Splinter Whitney


Desmond is a professional bass and keys player, who also delivers some dynamic vocals for High Society Party Band. He studied both Music and Engineering at Hampton University in Virginia and toured extensively with David Archuleta, American Idol runner-up in 2008.
Kenny Fong Sax


Kenny is an Asian-American saxophonist raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He began his musical journey at a young age, studying piano from the age of 6. From there his passion for music grew, and he would later be selected to lead and conduct the Utah Symphony at age 11. In High School, Kenny left behind the clarinet and bounced around on different types of saxophones, starting on alto, switching to baritone. He would later pursue the instrument of his choice, the tenor saxophone, which he would eventually decide as his “main” instrument. He studied the immersive history and technique of the saxophone under Berklee and Manhattan School of Music graduate Patrick Cornelius, an accomplished alto saxophonist currently based out of New York City. Kenny has worked with numerous established cover groups and in 2017 began to tour the world as a show band woodwind musician aboard Queen Victoria of the Cunard Line. Now that he’s got his land legs back, we’re elated to have him join us as the latest member of High Society Party Band.
Ryan James Avery


Ryan James is a writer, rapper and vocalist raised in the Bay area of California. His passion for writing lyrics and poetry began at age 9. In the early 2000’s, his family moved to Kaysville, Utah where he performed with the Davis High Jazz ensemble as a drummer, venturing into the rock genre with multiple “garage bands.” During this time, he worked alongside his two best friends to build a home-studio recording R&B and Hip Hop records. As young entrepreneurs and artists, they released their CD music albums to the school and performed regularly. Later, Ryan began to focus on solo music projects and built his own independent studio and record label. In 2015 he relocated to Los Angeles, CA, to continue pursing lyric writing and music production projects. Back in Utah with his 9-year old daughter, he continues to work as a professional barber and model, as well as hit the stage with High Society—a true force of nature on stage and off. RICHARD GAILEY / DRUMS – Richard is a professional party band and studio drummer who studied Jazz Performance at the University of Utah and has played in multiple band projects over the years.
Richard Gailey Drums


Richard Gailey’s passion for drums started after his first jazz gig at age 17, after which he decided to dedicate his life to playing and learning the drums. Since then, his live performing experience has covered a diverse assortment of bands and musical styles including rock, punk, heavy metal, jazz, Latin, musical theater, and country. Richard also loves to teach and has been maintaining a private studio of over 40 students for the past decade. He also owns and manages a music education program called Utah Jam Bands which helps kids all around the state learn how to play in a band and perform live in front of an audience. Richard holds a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Performance from the University of Utah, and has received recognition for his talent from music organizations such as the Percussive Arts Society.

Song List

  • 24 K Magic – Bruno Mars
  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  • All the Small Things – Blink 182
  • At Last – Etta James
  • Baby – Justin Beiber
  • Bang Bang – Jessi J / Nicki Minaj / Ariana Grande
  • Blinding Lights – The Weekend
  • Boogie Oogie – Taste of Honey
  • Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  • California Girls – Katy Perry
  • Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake
  • Careless Whisper – George Michael
  • Cupid Shuffle – Cupid
  • Despacito – Luis Fonsi and Justin Bieber
  • Don’t Start Now – Dua Lipa
  • Don’t Stop Believing’ (Gabe)
  • Dynamite – Tao Cruz
  • Fireball – Pitbull
  • Footloose – Kenny Loggins
  • Forget You – Cee Lo Green
  • Friends in Low Places – Garth Brooks
  • Funkytown – Lipps
  • Get Lucky – Daft Punk
  • Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cindi Lauper
  • Hot and Cold – Katy Perry
  • Humpty Dance – Digital Underground
  • I Gotta Feelin’ – Black Eyed Peas
  • I Love Rock and Roll – Joan Jett
  • I Wanna Dance with Somebody – Whitney Houston
  • I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
  • Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield
  • Jiggy Wit’ It – Will Smith
  • Juice – Lizzo
  • Jump – Van Halen
  • Just Dance – Lady Gaga
  • Kiss – Prince
  • Lady Marmalade – La Belle
  • Levitating – Dua Lipa
  • Living on A Prayer – Bon Jovi
  • Locked Out of Heaven – Bruno Mars
  • Love Shack – B52’s
  • Mr. Brightside – The Killers
  • Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
  • My Girl – Temptations
  • My House – FloRida
  • Natural Woman – Aretha Franklin
  • No Diggity – Blackstreet
  • Party in the USA – Miley Cyrus
  • Proud Mary – Tina Turner
  • Purple Rain – Prince
  • Raise Your Glass – Pink
  • RESPECT – Aretha Franklin
  • Separate Ways – Journey
  • Sexy Back – Justin Timberlake
  • Shout – Isley Brothers
  • Stand by Me – Ben E. King
  • Starships – Nicki Minaj
  • Sweet Home Alabama – Lynard Skynard
  • That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars
  • This Is How We Do It – Montell Jordan
  • Tik Tok – Kesha
  • Treasure – Bruno Mars
  • Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
  • Yeah – Usher
  • You Are the Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
  • You Shook Me All Night Long – ACDC
  • You’ve Got A Friend – James Taylor
“They did an amazing job. All of our guests had the best time and it was due to the band.”
Amber F, Bride / Grand America Hotel
“High Society Band played at our wedding on October 6 at the Natural History Museum. I just wanted to reach out and let you know what a phenomenal job they did. They were professional, fun, accommodating and just a great band. Once they started playing the dance floor was packed. Please pass along our gratitude to the band members. High Society exceeded our expectations.”
“My husband and I hired High Society for our wedding in October. They were absolutely amazing, talented, and professional. All my guests were on the dance floor, even the non-dancers. My guests loved them, and we did, too. Highly recommend!”
“The High Society band was our entertainment at the Campbell County Republican Party Pink Elephant Ball. They were absolutely wonderful, energetic and had the best sound. Can’t rave enough about how great they were. Would have them back anytime.”
“We booked High Society AND LOVED THEM! They were absolutely incredible. High energy, fun music, great covers of our first dance songs, and interacting with the crowd in such a fun way. We got so many compliments on them. We were a smaller wedding so we felt a little silly having such a big band but they were 100% worth every penny and helped us have a special evening.”

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