BitBand

Live Music for your special event

The Band

The Band

Il Gruppo


Mary LoscerboVocals
Michele PapadiaKeyboards
Leonardo VoloKeyboards
Stefano AllegraElectric Bass/Contrabass
Fabrizio MorgantiDrums
Luca GelliGuitar


The B.I.T. Band has been performing together for 10 years specializing in music for special events such as weddings, conventions and galas. Their vast repertoire makes them the ideal band for any situation be it for concerts, gala events, cocktails, dinner music or dance music. All the musicians are Tuscan born except for the vocalist who is Canadian and has been living in Florence for over 20 years. They have performed at many high profile private parties such as Mayor Domenici’s wedding (former Mayor of Florence), at fashion designer Gucciardini’s Spring Ball, Ben Lewis’s 60th Birthday party (chief financial advisor Goldman Sachs), Peter Arnell’s Wedding (founder of Arnell Group) with guests such as Tina Turner.
Each member of the band has also had years of individual experience performing in popular venues, festivals and concert halls and as session musicians for several Italian and International recording and touring artists such as Raf, Biagio Antonacci, Dirotta su Cuba, Ana Papovic, Patti Smith, Patty Pravo, Dolce Nera, Adriano Celentano, Etta James and Whitney Houston.
Their repertoire covers the classic jazz standards ’20’s – ‘50’s with repertoire sung by Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan up to more contemporary jazz artists such as Diana Krall, Norah Jones, Amy Whinehouse and Michel Bublé. Their dance music covers Motown, Soul, music from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s as well as some contemporary artists such as Rihanna, Adele, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Pharrell Williams, Maeghan Trainer and Coldplay.
Their musicianship and professionalism with a good dose of “Tuscan flare” has made them one of the most sought after bands for both Italian and foreign events.


Mary and The Best in Town Band suona con questa formazione da 10 anni ed è specializzata in musica per eventi speciali come Matrimoni, Convention e Serate di Gala. The B.I.T. Band sa adattarsi a tutte le esigenze dei propri ascoltatori nelle più disparate situazioni. Il loro vastissimo repertorio li rende la Band ideale per ogni situazione musicale, sia essa un concerto, un aperitivo, o anche una serata di musica Dance. Tutti i componenti sono toscani di origine tranne la cantante che è canadese (madre-lingua Inglese) e che vive da 25 anni a Firenze
I membri del gruppo provengono tutti da anni di attività professionale e da ogni tipo di esperienza musicale; come session-man/turnisti, vantano pubblicazioni e tour con numerosi artisti italiani e internazionali come Raf, Biagio Antonacci, Irene Grandi, Dirotta su Cuba, Noemi, Ana Papovic, Patti Smith, Patty Pravo, Dolce Nera, Adriano Celentano, Etta James and Whitney Houston.
La parte più soft e acustica del repertorio comprende i classici standard della tradizione Jazz (Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan) ma anche canzoni Pop di autori più moderni (Norah Jones, Amy Whinehouse e Michel Bublé) e della tradizione italiana. Per il ballo si spazia dal genere Motown e Soul degli anni ’60 – ’70 fino alla dance ’80 e ’90 e a brani contemporanei (Rihanna, Adele, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Pharrell Williams, Maeghan Trainer e Coldplay). Esperienza e professionalità sono la combinazione vincente di Mary & the B.I.T. Band.


Repertoire

Repertoire

Il Repertorio



Dance Music
50’s & 60’s/Motown

A Hard Day’s Night (beatles)
Brown Eyed Girl (van morrison)
Chain Of Fools (arethra franklin)
Get Back (beatles)
Gimme Some Lovin (blues brothers)
I Feel Good (james brown)
I Saw Her Standing there (beatles)
Johnny B Goode (chuck berry)
Let’s Twist Again (chubby checker)
Long Train Running (doobie brothers)
Mustang Sally (wilson pickett)
My girl (temptations)
Proud Mary (tina turner)
Respect (arethra franklin)
Rock Around The Clock
Satisfaction (rolling stones)
Sweet Home Chicago
Tutti Frutti (little richard)
You Never Can Tell (chuck berry)


70’s

Can’t take My Eyes off of you (gloria gaynor)
Celebration (kool and the gang)
Crocodile Rock (elton john)
Disco Inferno (the tramps)
Don’t let me be misunderstood (santa esmeralda)
Hot Stuff (donna summer)
I Will Survive (gloria gaynor)
Lady Marmalade (patti labelle)
Never Can Say Goodbye (gloria gaynor)
Night Fever (beegees)
Signed Sealed Delivered I’m Yours (stevie wonder)
Staying Alive (beegees)
Stevie Wonder Mix (Sir Duke/I wish/Superstition)
We are a family
Y.M.C.A. (village people)
You Make Me Feel Mighty Real (sylvester)
You’re The One That I want (grease)


80’s

All Night Long (lionel richie)
Billie Jean (michael jackson)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love (freddie mercury)
Dancing Queen (abba)
Flashdance
Footloose
Gloria (gloria branigan/tozzi)
La Isla Bonita (madonna)
Like A Virgin (madonna)
Mamma Mia (abba)
Maniac
Night Fever (BeeGees)
Stayin’ Alive (BeeGees)
The Power Of Love (huey lewis)
The Time of My Life (Dirty Dancing)
Wake Me Up Before you go go (wham)
Walking On Sunshine (katrina and the waves)


90’s – 2016

A sky full of stars (cold play)
all about the bass (meghan trainor)
Can’t Get You Outta My Head (kyle minogue)
Cryin’ At The Discotheque (alcazar)
Diamonds (rihanna)
Firework (katy perry)
Get Lucky (Daft punk)
Give It To Me (madonna)
Happy (william pharrell)
Hold My hand (jess Glynne)
I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ (scissor sisters)
I Got A Feeling (blackeyed peas)
learn to fly (foo fighters)
Let’s Get Loud (jennifer lopez)
Liar Liar (Cris Crab/Pharrell)
Life (des’ree)
Lips Are Movin’ (meghan trainor)
Livin’ La Vida Loca (rickie martin)
Locked out of Heaven (bruno mars)
Love never felt so good (Jackson/timberlake)
Love on Top (beyoncé)
Marry you (bruno mars)
Mercy (duffy)
Move Like Jagger (maroon 5)
Music (madonna)
Rehab (amy winehouse)
Rock DJ (robbie williams)
Rolling In The Deep (adele)
Treasure (bruno mars)
Uptown funk (bruno mars)
Valerie (whinehouse)
Viva la vida (coldplay)
We found love (rihanna)


Jazz/Swing/Bossa/Blues

a foggy day
A whiter shade of pale
after you’ve gone
Agua de Beber
Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
angel eyes
As time goes by
At Last
Autumn Leaves
Blue moon
Body and Soul
Cheek to Cheek
Corcovado
cry me a river
dance me to the end of love (cohen)
Don’t get around much anymore
Dream a little dream
Feelin’ good (nina simone)
Fly me to the moon
Georgia on my mind
Girl from Ipanema
honeysuckle rose
How high the moon
I can’t give you anything but love
I get a kick out of you
I just wanna make love to you
i want a little sugar in my bowl (simone)
I’ve go you under my skin
I’ve got a crush on you
It had to be you
it’s only a paper moon
l.o.v.e.
Let’s do it, let’s fall in love
Let’s face the music and dance
Let’s fall in love
loverman
Moondance (bublé)
New York New York
Night and day
Non dimenticar
On the sunny side of the street
One note samba
Only you
Our love is here to stay
Smooth Operator (sade)
So in love
Summertime
Summerwind
That’s all
The lady is a tramp
The man I love
The way you look tonight
Unforgettable
what a wonderful world
When I fall in love
Why don’t you do right?


Medium/Slow Pop Songs

Back to Black (winehouse)
By your side (sade)
Chasing Cars (snow patrol)
Come together (lennon)
Crazy Love (bublé/van morrison)
Don’t know why (norah jones)
Don’t you worry ’bout a thing (wonder)
Every breath you take (police)
Everything (bublé)
Feel for you (prince)
fields of gold (Sting)
Hallelujah I love her so (ray charles)
Hello (adele)
hold back the river (james bay)
How sweet it is (james taylor)
Human nature (michael jackson)
I just called to say I love you (stevie wonder)
I say a little prayer (arethra franklin/bacharach)
i will always love you (whitney Houston)
If I ain’t got you (alicia keys)
if you don’t know me by now (simply Red)
Isn’t she lovely (stevie wonder)
Just the two of us (bill withers)
killing me softly
Let’s stay together (al green)
love is a losing game (winehouse)
Love song (adele)
Lovely day (bill withers)
Marry Me (train)
natural woman (arethra franklin)
No one (alicia keys)
one thousand years (christina perry)
Overjoyed (stevie wonder)
Rome wasn’t built in a day (morcheeba)
Simply The Best (tina turner)
Sitting on the dock (redding)
Skyfall (adele)
Smooth Operator (sade)
Someone like you (adele)
Something (beatles)
Space Oddity (david Bowie)
Sweet Love (anita baker)
Stand by me
Stay with me (Sam Smith)
Sunrise (norah jones)
Sweet Love (anita baker)
The Game of Love (Santana)
The Look of love (bacharach)
the man in the mirror (Jackson)
Thinking out loud (ed Sheeran)
To love somebody (gibb)
Unchained melody
Under the boardwalk
Warwick Avenue (duffy)
What the world needs now (bacharach)
When a man loves a woman
Wonderful world (sam cooke)
Yellow (coldplay)
Yesterday (beatles)
You are so beautiful (joe cocker)
You are the best thing (ray lamontagne)
You are the sunshine of my live (stevie wonder)
You make me feel brand new (simply red)
You send me (sam cooke)
your song (elton john)


Italian and International

Besame Mucho
Caruso (dalla)
Champagne (dicapri)
Chanson d’Amour
Che cosa c’è (paoli)
Che m’importa del mondo (pavone)
Cinema Paradiso (morricone)
Estate (martino)
Firenze Sogna
Funiculì Funiculà
Grande Grande Grande (mina)
Il Padrino (the godfather)
L’importante è finire (mina)
La Bambola (pravo)
La vie en rose (piaf)
La vita è bella (piovani/Noa)
Mi sono innamorato di te (tenco)
O sole mio
Parole Parole Parole (mina)
Quando Quando Quando (renis)
Que sera sera (doris day)
Resta cu’mme (modugno)
Sabor a mi
Se stasera sono qui (tenco)
Senza fine (paoli)
Sono come tu mi vuoi (mina)
Tu vuo’ fa l’americano (carosone)
Via con me (conte)
Volare (modugno)


other

sway (martin)
mambo italiano
That’s amore
Tarantella Napoletana
Hava Nagila
Ochi Chornye

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Commenti


Comments….


“I cannot tell you how many people raved about how fantastic you and the band were. It was certainly a highlight of our wedding and I just wanted to drop you a quick line to thank you for dealing with us all the way from afar and the coordination of it all. I really appreciated it and it was amazing.Thanks to you and the band!” Kathryn Haun


“What a fabulous night! You are more amazing in person than what your You Tube recordings indicate. Everyone at the wedding was so impressed; you really made the night magical! Much thanks to you and your band members. The only complaint was that it was over too soon…we could have stayed all night. What a talent you have!” Diana Pedersen


“You are the best. I loved loved loved every song you sang and that you were part of our celebrations. Thanks a million. Especially for the grace and soul you gave in dedicating the songs that we commissioned. Remember us every time you sing them to others… Love your voice and your aura”. Jalal Al-Yawer


“The band was absolutely amazing! The mood created by them for each part of the day was perfect. We don’t know if the band told you but at the end of the night our guests heckled them for more as they couldn’t get enough of their great songs and were asking how we had managed to find a band that were so good”. Zowie and Scott


“You did a fantastic job and were the highlight of the evening!
Your band and the setting knocked our guests socks off!” Patti Stern


“Grazie ancora per la serata, siete stati veramente veramente bravissimi!!!!!!!! Il giorno dopo mi hanno fatto un sacco di complimenti per voi! Un successo!!!” Rossella Poggesi


“What can we say about Mary and The B.I.T. Band? They truly are the best in town! My wife and I are from the states and we got married in Tuscany at the Villa San Filippo. Since our wedding party was so small, we originally didn’t plan on having a band, however, one of the staffers at the villa recommended Mary (literally the day before the ceremony) and we sure are glad he did. The group was professional, accommodating to all of our guests, and most importantly, sounded great! A jazz band in Italy led by a Canadian? Who would have thunk it! One of our wedding guests bought Mary’s CD as a remembrance of the wedding: two years later we STILL play it in the house, in the car and on our phones. It is one of our favorite jazz CDs and always brings a smile to our faces when she starts with “It’s very clear, our love is here to stay…” Thanks Mary for a wonderful time! And for anyone even thinking of hiring the band, you really, REALLY won’t be sorry”. Donovan Myrie


“Mary & the BIT Band were a highlight of our wedding day. Talented, warm and great fun, everyone thoroughly enjoyed listening and dancing to them. Many guests remarked on how brilliant they were. We were delighted to be given one of their CDs as a wedding gift and so we can continue to enjoy their music at home”. Mr & Mrs White, London.


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For further information please contact mary.loscerbo@gmail.com