The Fantasy band are winners of several awards including the Riverfront Times People’s Choice Award and listed as one of the top bands for weddings in the St Louis Magazine. Fantasy is a variety band playing music from Motown, Jazz, Rock, Disco, and R&B. The Fantasy song list is extensive and covers all types of music in all styles and categories.
This eight piece group consists of a two male vocalists and one female vocalist, trumpet, saxophone, guitar, keys and drums. The group is led by Jim Manley who is one of the most in demand trumpet players in the St. Louis area. Besides keeping busy as a band leader with his many different groups, Jim is also a composer/arranger and clinician. Jim has four critically acclaimed recordings: “Some Assembly Required”, “Lip Trip”, “Horns in the House and other criminals”, and “Christmas Unwrapped”. His forays into the musical stratosphere are exciting and unbelievable. Jim has put together one of the best bands in St. Louis with all of Fantasy’s roster being professional musicians around the St. Louis area.
The Fantasy band packages can include the full band for three or four hours of dancing with a jazz trio for cocktails or dinner. The band will emcee the entire event and will work with the client to develop the right schedule so the evening flows smoothly. Online planning forms make it easy for the client to make sure the band has all information needed. The band will also learn up to 2 songs for the event and there is no charge for early set-up. This applies only for the same day of the event. Let Fantasy provide the music and watch your next event come to life!