party musicians


With a set list ranging from Michael Jackson to Justin Timberlake, Tina Turner to Lizzo, and Nelly to the Weeknd, FP plays the hits from every era.

Fat Pocket Band

Party Musicians

Featuring original mashups and no breaks between songs, the FatPocket experience is a seamless show that keeps the energy going all night. Songs of all eras are woven together to make for an unpredictable night that will make your guests fall in love with the hits all over again.

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The Midwest’s Highest Energy Party Band!

  • A high energy, rehearsed band of full-time members
  • The hits from the 60s to what’s on the radio today
  • Professional sound and lights
  • Unlimited Emceeing
  • Complimentary DJ’ed music for dinner with the ability to add a jazz trio
  • Special songs learned for no additional fees
  • The best night of your life



As a Knot Hall of Fame band, FatPocket excels at performing for weddings. A FatPocket wedding show will keep your guests guessing as they weave through top hits, both new and old throughout the evening. With hundreds of 5-star weddings, FatPocket will skillfully emcee and keep your event on track. From the Motown classics you just “gotta” have to the “late night sing-a-longs” and inevitable encores, FatPocket will make sure you have the best celebration of your life!

Corporate Events

With corporate clients including Taubman Outlets, Worldwide Technology, the St. Louis Cardinals, and more, FatPocket understands the task of bringing a wide demographic of coworkers to their feet. With high interaction coming from the stage, we’ll help you get your team to come out of their shells. For those who don’t wish to dance, they’ll still experience an amazing show!


Charities are a specialty of the band. Having played for hospitals including SSM, Mercy and Cardinal Glennon, nonprofits including Great Circle, Nurses for Newborns and Concordance Academy, the band knows how to throw a great party while aligning their lyrics and performance style to your mission. FatPocket will make your donors want to keep coming to your event year after year!


FatPocket got its start playing at clubs, festivals and casinos. With a loyal following, we are a guaranteed packed house any night of the week, any time of the year. People who haven’t heard us before will stick around and ring their bar tabs till the early hours of the morning and we’ll make sure your regulars stay that way. With a bit more edge than our private events, will give you everything we’ve got!

No backing tracks, no sheet music and no “standing still” on stage, FatPocket is a band that brings back the LIVE energy of the 60s-80s to the Top 40 Chart Toppers of today. Unlike a traditional wedding band, the FatPocket horns and singers are up front partying with you and strutting their moves for a one-of-a-kind experience that will leave your guests in awe.

With hundreds of luxury weddings, corporate parties, nonprofit fundraisers and festivals under their belt, FatPocket is ready to give your guests the party of a lifetime.

If you are ready to take your event to the next level look no further than FatPocket, the Midwest’s Highest-Energy Party Band!




  • 2021 – Knot “Hall of Fame”
  • 2018/2019/2020/2021/2022 – Knot “Best of Weddings”
  • 2018 – St. Louis Mag A-List Party Band (only 2 time winner!)
  • 2017 – Riverfront Times Best Cover-band
  • 2016 – Riverfront Times Best Cover-band
  • 2011 – St. Louis Mag A-List Party Band
The Knot Best of Weddings - Hall Of Fame
The Knot Best of Weddings - 2021 Pick
The Knot Best of Weddings - 2020 Pick
The Knot Best of Weddings - 2019 Pick

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FatPocket Song List

FatPocket plays at many settings including festivals, weddings, corporate events and clubs/casinos. Songs with asterisks (*) are not played traditionally played at weddings unless requested. Songs with two asterisks (**) are recommended for special wedding dances and not typically played otherwise (First Dance, Father/Daughter, Mother/Son)



  • ABBA – Dancing Queen
  • Al Green – Let’s Stay Together **
  • Aretha Franklin – Chain of Fools
  • Aretha Franklin – RESPECT
  • Aretha Franklin – Rocksteady


  • Backstreet Boys – Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)
  • Ben E. King – Stand By Me**
  • Beyonce – All the Single Ladies (for Bouquet tosses)
  • Beyonce – Crazy In Love
  • Beyonce – Deja Vu
  • Billy Joel – Just The Way You Are**
  • Billy Joel – Piano Man**
  • Black Eyed Peas – I’ve Got A Feeling
  • Black Eyed Peas – Let’s Get It Started
  • Blackstreet – No Diggity
  • Bob Seger – Old Time Rock and Roll
  • Britney Spears – Hit Me Baby One More Time
  • Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk
  • Bruno Mars ft Cardi B – Finesse (Remix)
  • Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
  • Bruno Mars – Marry You


  • Carl Carlton – Bad Mamma Jamma *
  • Cee Lo – Forget You
  • Chainsmokers ft. Coldplay – Something Just Like This
  • Chainsmokers – Closer
  • Chaka Kahn – Ain’t Nobody*
  • Chicago – 25 or 6 to 4 *
  • Chris Stapleton – Tennessee Whiskey
  • Commodores – Brick House


  • Daft Punk – Get Lucky
  • Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out
  • Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now
  • Dua Lipa – Levitating
  • Dua Lipa – New Rules


  • Earth Wind & Fire – September
  • Earth Wind & Fire – Shining Star *
  • Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud **
  • Elton John – Your Song **
  • Elvis – Can’t Help Falling In Love **
  • Etta James – At Last


  • Fifth Harmony – Worth It
  • Flo Rida – My House
  • Four Tops – I Can’t Help Myself (Sugarpie Honeybunch)
  • Frank Sinatra – Fly Me To the Moon **
  • Frank Sinatra – The Way You Look Tonight **


  • Garth Brooks – Friends in Low Places
  • Ginuwine – Pony *
  • Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive
  • Gnarls Barkley – Crazy*


  • Hall and Oates – Make My Dreams Come True
  • Heartland – I Loved Her First **
  • Heatwave – Boogie Nights *
  • Heatwave – The Grooveline *


  • Jackie Wilson – Higher and Higher
  • James Taylor – How Sweet It Is **
  • Jason Derulo – Talk Dirty To Me
  • Jill Scott – The Way *
  • John Legend – All of Me **
  • Journey – Don’t Stop Believing
  • Justin Bieber – Peaches
  • Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop the Feeling
  • Justin Timberlake – Sexyback


  • KC and the Sunshine Band – Get Down Tonight
  • KC and the Sunshine Band – That’s the Way
  • Kid Laroi, Justin Bieber, Charlie Puth – Stay *
  • Killers – Mr. Brightside
  • Kool and the Gang – Hollywood Swinging *


  • Lizzo – About Damn Time
  • Lizzo – Good as Hell
  • Lizzo – Juice
  • Lizzo – Truth Hurts
  • Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World **


  • Macklemore – Can’t Hold Us
  • Macklemore – Thrift Shop
  • Mark Morrison – Return of the Mack
  • Martha and the Vandellas – Dancing in the Street
  • Martha and the Vandellas – Heat Wave
  • Marvin Gaye / Tami Tyrell – You’re All I Need To Get By
  • Marvin Gaye / Tami Tyrell – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
  • Michael Buble – Everything **
  • Michael Buble – Forever Now **
  • Michael Jackson – PYT
  • Michael Jackson – Rock With You
  • Miley Cyrus – Party in the USA
  • Montell Jordan – This is How We Do It


  • Nat King Cole – Unforgettable
  • Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline
  • Nelly – Hot in Herre


  • OMI – Cheerleader
  • Otis Day – Shout
  • Outkast – Hey Ya


  • P!nk – Raise Your Glass
  • Patti Labelle – Lady Marmalade
  • Paul Simon – Call Me Al
  • Pharrell – Happy
  • Pitbull ft. K$sha – Timber
  • Pitbull – Fireball
  • Portugal The Man – Feel It Still
  • Prince – Kiss


  • Rascal Flatts – My Wish **
  • Ray LaMontagne – You Are The Best Thing **
  • Redbone – Come and Get Your Love
  • Rick James – Give It To Me Baby *
  • Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines


  • Sam & Dave – Hold On I’m Comin’
  • Sam & Dave – Soul Man
  • Sister Sledge – We Are Family
  • Stevie Wonder – I Wish *
  • Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely **
  • Stevie Wonder – Signed, Sealed, Delivered
  • Stevie Wonder – Superstition
  • Stevie Wonder – You Are the Sunshine of My Life **
  • Surfaces – Sunday Best


  • TOTO – Africa
  • TOTO – Georgy Porgy *
  • Taylor Swift – Shake it Off
  • Temptations – Ain’t Too Proud To Beg
  • Temptations – My Girl
  • The Weeknd – Blinding Lights
  • The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face
  • Tim McGraw – Humble and Kind **
  • Tim McGraw – I Loved Her First **
  • Tina Turner – Proud Mary
  • Traditional – Hava Nagila **


  • Van Morrison – Moon Dance **
  • Van Morrison – Days Like This


  • Walk the Moon – Shut Up And Dance
  • Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody
  • Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music


As far as bands go.. we cannot day enough amazing things about this one!! Hiring Fat Pocket to perform for our wedding was one of the first checks on our planning list and easily one of the best parts of our day. Planning a wedding during a pandemic was a task on its own, but working with this group made the day that much sweeter when it finally came around. Guests matched our praise for these guys with the rave reviews even still a month out from our wedding! The quality of the performance Fat Pocket gave to our evening was filled with more energy than we could have even imagined! The group was amazing to work with as far as details and directions go, very transparent and always quick to respond to any and every email sent their way. Hiring this band is one of the easiest decisions to make if you are looking for a high energy, incredible sound and vocalists, and interactive group of beyond talented individuals to keep your dance floor flooded and guests screaming for encores well into your night!

Clara R — 9.3.22 — Wedding

Easily the best decision we made through the wedding planning process! The dance floor was completely packed the entire time thanks to FatPocket. They were so fun and even came into the crowd with their instruments which kept everyone engaged. I already have friends that have booked them since our event because of how fun they made the reception. I also recommended booking an additional hour because you will not want them to leave! I’ve received compliments on the band from almost every guest following the wedding. You will not regret booking them!

Kali K — 6.25.22 — Wedding

Choosing FatPocket to perform at our wedding reception was by far the BEST decision we could have made. They were absolutely amazing. They took care of all of our emceeing for us which was extremely helpful and ensured we stayed on schedule. Our guests included a range of ages from 21 to 80s. They played recent music and older music that all guests absolutely loved. Our dance floor was packed all night. We have received countless compliments about the band. We even had guests say their spouse who doesn't typically like to get on the dance floor, got on the dance floor. I can't say enough good things about how great FatPocket's performance was, and their communication along the way. 1000% recommend!

Taylor D — 4.2.22 — Wedding

As far as bands go.. we cannot day enough amazing things about this one!! Hiring Fat Pocket to perform for our wedding was one of the first checks on our planning list and easily one of the best parts of our day. Planning a wedding during a pandemic was a task on its own, but working with this group made the day that much sweeter when it finally came around. Guests matched our praise for these guys with the rave reviews even still a month out from our wedding! The quality of the performance Fat Pocket gave to our evening was filled with more energy than we could have even imagined! The group was amazing to work with as far as details and directions go, very transparent and always quick to respond to any and every email sent their way. Hiring this band is one of the easiest decisions to make if you are looking for a high energy, incredible sound and vocalists, and interactive group of beyond talented individuals to keep your dance floor flooded and guests screaming for encores well into your night!

Megan L — 9.25.20 — Wedding

Where to even begin with this band!! I first saw them back in 2018 at our Town’s fair, and told my best friend that one day they’d be at my wedding. We just got married in January, and the best decision I made other than saying “I do” was booking FatPocket. If you want a nonstop PARTY at your wedding, this is the best band in St. Louis. The dance floor was constantly packed, even my grandma was dancing in her seat. The members interact with guests and keep the energy up high. My guests still say to this day that it was the most fun wedding they’ve ever been to. The band members are all great and Peter has been very quick to respond and easy to work with. We even saw them recently at Westport Social and they remembered us and we got to chat with them which was so fun and special. If you are wanting a blast of a wedding that people talk about for months, look no further!! FatPocket is hands down the best band in St. Louis. Safe to say we, and many of my family and friends, are now groupies and keep track of their public shows!!!

Maddie I — 1.1.22 — Wedding

Wow, I don’t even know where to begin with how incredible Fat Pocket is!!! When we booked Fat Pocket for our wedding in 2019, we went to their public shows whenever we could (River City Casino, Westport Social and the Regalia). They were AMAZING at each show and we knew we made the right band decision!! Each band member is extremely talented, high energy and go the extra mile with choreographed dances. When we had to move our wedding due to COVID, Peter was understanding and easy to work with. Leading up to the wedding, he answered any questions we had and made us feel at ease about the musical logistics of the night. They were SO MUCH FUN at our wedding and exceeded our high expectations! The dance floor was packed from the first song to the encore. They sang our First Dance song which was special to have it performed live vs just a recording. The band was very interactive with the crowd and I will never forget them performing “Proud Mary”!! No one wanted the music to stop and our guests danced the entire time! Everyone at our wedding is a huge Fat Pocket fan now and we are getting endless compliments about how much fun the band was. I can’t recommend Fat Pocket enough if you want your wedding dance floor to be a blow out party!!

Annie P — 10.2.21 — Wedding

We were one of the lucky COVID couples that were actually able to get married. From rearranging guest lists, to new venues, to completely replanning everything less than one month out, the folks with FatPocket were beyond comparison. They did a great job keeping in contact with us and being VERY responsive to our crazy plans. Customer service is BIG for me and FatPocket blew away all of my expectations. As an added bonus, every single person who congratulated us that attended the wedding mentioned how amazing the band was. They played for hours and my new bride and I never left the floor. Thank you FatPocket for making our wedding perfect even during the middle of a pandemic.

John S. — 7.10.20 — Wedding

I saw Fat Pocket years ago at Westport, playing a gig. From that moment on - I knew I wanted them to play my wedding if I ever got married. Found the guy eventually but I knew I already had the band! ;) I even picked my wedding date around their availability. Even with COVID - and postponing a month - they were still able to make it work. This was their first show back in months and they knocked it out of the park. Everyone raved about them and I am thrilled it all worked out. Thanks!

Colleen H — 6.20.20 — Wedding

When you hire a band for your daughter's wedding you wonder what the effect your decision will have on the overall event? WOW There were numerous times we looked around the room to realize 90% of our guests were on the dance floor, I think that is my answer. Interactive, lively, talented, professional, moving & affordable........this band may be way to fun for the most of you! LOL We worked with Peter Schankman to set things up and knowing his Dad, I must say...look out "Dad" this band is phenomenal! They rocked the house from the time they started until we ended reluctantly. By far the best wedding band my 58 years have ever seen and we had many guests say the same! Book them now because we had many guests ask how they could book them! Fat Pocket, you were one of the key pieces that made the night...keep up the great work. The members of the band played numerous instruments, but the horn section is unbelievable. Singers are super! What more can I say, easily the best band of their kind in The Lou! Band appeals to young and old. Don't wear new shoes or your feet are in big trouble! Wish we could turn back the clock and do it all again!

Jeff S. — 10.16.19 — Wedding

What can I say that hasn't already been said? This band was amazing at our daughter's wedding last weekend. Every age group (pre-teens through senior citizens) was out on the dance floor the entire time--no easy feat to accomplish. The horn section alone is worth the price--and the fact that they came off the stage into the audience was very cool and fun. Prior to booking them, we heard them play at one of the local bars--and they were great--but they were even BETTER at the wedding. I was constantly being asked--"who's the band?--they are amazing". I am actually thrilled that some of the bands we had originally considered were already booked for the date of our daughter's wedding as that led us to Fat Pocket. Easy to work with and reasonably priced--you won't regret your decision if you pick this vendor. BEST DECISION EVER!

Lily H. — 9.8.18 — Wedding

Having FatPocket at our wedding reception is by far the best decision we made and they were worth every penny! They were interactive, so friendly and easy to work with and the mix of songs they played kept the dance floor packed all night. I cant say enough good things about them! If you are looking for a St Louis area band for your wedding reception, look no further and just book FatPocket today!

Mandie S. — 9.2.18 — Wedding

We couldn't imagine a better band for our daughter's wedding! Everyone was on the dance floor the whole night -- including the sophisticated East Coast guests who want to fly Fat Pocket to NYC for their events. Book them now before they become too famous. So easy to work with.

Diane K. — 8.11.18 — Wedding

Wow. Wow. WOW!!!! FatPocket was the icing on the cake of our wedding day. When I say we had a party... we had a PARTY!! We had a wide range of ages at our reception and EVERYONE was on the dance floor from the beginning to the end of the night. They worked the crowd and the horns even came into the audience to play Proud Mary. Was the highlight of the night! Our guests are gushing about the band and saying it was the best wedding they've ever been to. They were the best choice we made for our day and soooo easy to work with. Peter was extremely responsive and so easy to work with. They were so attentive to myself and my husband during our reception and made sure we were taken care of. Many of my guests asked for their contact info to play at future events. I couldn't imagine my day without them. Thank you Peter and all the guys/gal in FatPocket for the best night of our lives!

Melissa F. — 5.26.18 — Wedding

FatPocket is seriously the best wedding band in St. Louis. We are so happy we chose them for our big day. We wanted our reception to be lively and our guests energetic, which is exactly what happened. FatPocket kept not only the bride and groom on the dance floor all night but the entire guest list out there too. They turned the Art Museum into the best party we could have asked for! They play a wide variety of songs that keep all generations entertained. We even had a few engaged couples tell us FatPocket made them decide to switch from a wedding DJ to band. Best decision we made!

Rachel M. — 4.14.18 — Wedding

Just wanted to thank you and the entire band again for everything. I thought you were fantastic at the Layton wedding but Saturday seemed extra special too. It is such a pleasure to work with you. I really appreciate your customer service pre-event and making sure everything goes off smoothly and according to plan. Please extend my gratitude to all of the band members. I know Lauren and Andy were thrilled and I personally heard lots of compliments about everything. It was wonderful from start to finish.

Allison M - Planner — 10.14.17 —

This band was amazing!! As soon as they started playing, everyone was on the dance floor and no one stopped dancing the entire time. They switched it up through out the night and came into the crowd to dance, sing and play - which was super awesome - and every song was perfect and kept the energy up all night!! We got so so so many compliments on our band and they seriously made our night extra special and beyond fun! I would hire them again in a heart beat!

Rachel B — 4.22.17 — Wedding

We booked FatPocket for our daughter's wedding last month. Wow!! This band is professional, talented and Oh, so fun! The guests danced from the first song to the last, and everyone had so much fun. People continue to talk about the band! They definitely rocked the party! We plan to see them again.

Ann H — 9.23.17 — Wedding

Wow what an unbelievable night!!! We had the most amazing time at our wedding on 5/13/17, and we truly believe that the band sets the tone (hehe pun was definitely intended) for the night. You guys did a phenomenal job and the energy level was consistently high! Can't tell you how many compliments we got about the band! The dance floor was PACKED the entire night!! 5 stars FOR SURE!

Amanda W — 5.13.17 — Wedding

Everyone was on the dance floor with Fat Pocket for our wedding. A week later and my feet are still sore from dancing! Total entertainers - they kept the energy high and the party going. Music was a priority for us in planning and booking Fat Pocket was one of the best decisions we made. They knocked it out of the park.

Kathleen P — 10.7.17 — Wedding

We had FatPocket for our wedding band in July. They were amazing!! I can't tell you how many people are still coming up to us saying it was the best band they have ever seen at a wedding. I couldn't leave the dance floor. It was one amazing song after another. Lot's of energy, wouldn't change a thing. Thank you so much for making our wedding unforgettable!

Kelly S — 7.30.16 — Wedding

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