Phil Abair Band
Not often are Vermont bands compared to upper echelon Boston bands. The Phil Abair Band is the exception. Winners of the Burlington Free Press Reader’s Choice Award for Best Band, the PAB is a perennial favorite and generally regarded as the best of the best in Vermont. The band has years of incredibly successful events under their belt, and are the band that can always be counted on to deliver (ask to see their testimonials).The Phil Abair Band features four outstanding lead vocalists and skilled, experienced musicians who have been members of various Phish projects and other touring bands. Phil plays with Jon Fishman in Pork Tornado. The group is happy to add a horn to augment their already incredible sound. With a repertoire that embraces all styles of dance music, and a nose for keeping everyone on the dance floor, the PAB is always a great choice for any event where you want folks to walk away having had an awesome, memorable time.
Song List

Recently Added

24K Magic- Bruno Mars Valerie - Amy Winehouse Tennessee Whiskey - Chris Stapleton
Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Tears for Fears Dreams- Fleetwood Mac Last Dance with Maryjane - Tom Petty
Summer of 69 - Brian Adams The Shape of You- Ed Sheeran Lido Shuffle -Boz Skaggs
I Feel It Coming- The Weeknd That's What I Like- Bruno Mars Shut up and Dance - Walk the Moon
Cake by the Ocean- DNCE Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield
Shut up and Dance – Walk The Moon Adventure of a Life time -Cold Play Ex’s and Oh’s - Elle King
I Can’t Feel My Face - the Weekend This Thing Called Love - Queen Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson &Bruno Mars Africa -Toto Home- Edward Sharpe and the magnetic zeros
All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor Stars- Grace Potter Shake It Off - Taylor Swift

Party - Dance Tunes

Sex Machine - James Brown Get Lucky - Daft Punk Le Freak - Chic
Next To ME - Emili Sande Rappers Delight - Sugar Hill Gang Sweet Home Alabama - Lynard Skynard
I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas Living on a Prayer - Bon Jovi Good Lovin’ - The Young Rascals/The Dead
Good Feeling - Flo Rida Moves Like Jagger Maroon 5 Hony Tonk Woman _ The Rolling Stones
Born That Way - Lady Gaga Locked Out of Heaven Bruno Mars Jungle Boogie - Kool and the Gang
Hey Ya - Outkast Rolling In The Deep - Adele Billy Jean - Michael Jackson
Sweet Child of Mine - Guns and Roses What I Like About you - Romantics California Gurls - Katy Perry
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke Saw Her Standing There - Beatles
I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed PeasForget You - Ceelo Green Le Freak - Chic To Be Real - Chaka Khan
Tell me Something Good - Chaka Khan Get Down Tonight - KC and the Sunshine Band That’s the Way I like It - KC and the Sunshine Band
Jungle Boogie - Kool and the Gang Miss You - Rolling Stones Love ShackB - 52’s
Brick House - Commodores I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor Get Down Tonight - K.C. and the Sunshine Band
Born That Way - Lady Gaga 1999 - Prince When Doves Cry - Prince
We Are Family - Sister Sledge I Wish - Stevie Wonder Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Superstition - Stevie Wonder Uptight - Stevie Wonder Black Horse & The Cherry Tree - K.T. Tunstall
All Summer Long - Kidd Rock California Gurls - Katy Perry/Snoop Heaven - Los Lonely Boys
This Love - Maroon Five Sunday Morning - Maroon Five Game of Love - Santana
I’m A Believer - Smashmouth Hey Soul Sister - Train It’ My Life - No Doubt
Soak up the Sun - Sheryl Crow  

Jam Tunes

Soul Shine - Gov’t Mule Friend of the Devil - Grateful Dead Stir it up - Bob Marley
One Way Out - Allman Bros Boogie On Raggae Woman Wonder/ Phish Six Days on the Road - Grateful Dead
Cripple Creek - The Band The Weight - The Band  

Favorite Oldies

Birthday - The Beatles Get Back - The Beatles Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Return to Sender- Elvis Presley Twist & Shout - The Beatles Run Around Sue - Dion & The Belmonts
Green Onions - Booker T and the MGs Proud Mary - CCR Suzie Q - CCR
The Twist - Chubby Checker Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry Under The Board Walk - The Drifters
Save The Last Dance For Me - Drifters Roadhouse Blues - Doors Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino
Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley Don’t Be Cruel - Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
Louie, Louie - Kingsman You Really Got Me - The Kinks Blue Moon - The Marcells
La Bamba - Richie Valens Wipe Out - The Safaris Gloria - Shadows of the Night
Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones Honky Tonk Woman - Rolling Stones Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison Gimme Some Loving - Spencer Davis Group Mony, Mony - Tommy James
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison Good Lovin’ - The Young Rascals Drift Away - Dobie Gray -Uncle Kracker
Domino - Van Morrison In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Picket Mustang Sally - Wilson Picket


Walk This Way - Aerosmith Old Time Rock and Roll - Bob Segar Taking Care of Business - BTO
Riders on the Storm - The Doors Take It Easy - Eagles All Right Now - Free
Feels Like the First Time - Foreigner Margueritaville - Jimmy Buffett Dixie Chicken - Little Feat
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones
Honky Tonk Woman - Rolling Stones Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding Evil Ways - Santana
Fly Like An Eagle - Steve Miller Into the Mystic - Van Morrison Tush - ZZ Topp


Hard To Handle - Black Crows Living on a Prayer - Bon Jovi Let’s Go - The Cars
Should I Stay or Should I go - The Clash Would I Lie To You - Eurhythmics Sweet Child of Mine - Guns and Roses
Don’t Stop Believing - Journey Glory Days - Bruce Springsteen Pink Cadillac - Bruce Springsteen
Wild, Wild West - Escape Club Lonely Old Night - John Cougar Melloncamp Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar
Addicted To Love - Robert Palmer What I Like About You - Romantics Don’t You Forget About Me - Simple Minds
Take Me to The River - Talking Heads Rock This Town - Stray Cats Tempted - The Sqeeze


Killing Me Softly - Fugees Walking on the Sun - Smash Mouth Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
500 Miles- The Proclaimers Smooth - Santana Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
No Diggety - Black Street Whats Up - Four Non Blondes Waterfalls - TLC

Jazz & Swing

In the Mood - Glen Miller Take The A Train - Duke Ellington Kansas City - Standard
Stardust - Standard Moonlight In Vermont - Blackburn/Suessdorf Misty - Errol Garner
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra New York, New York - Frank Sinatra The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
Our Love Is Here To Stay - George/Ira Gershwin Someone To Watch Over Me - George/Ira Gershwin My One and Only Love - John Hartman
Summertime - George/Ira Gershwin Moon River - Henry Mancini It Had To Be You - Isham/Jones
The Girl From Ipanema - Jobim What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong Jump, Jive and Wail - Louis Prima/Brian Setzer
Unforgettable - Natalie Cole/Nat King Cole Georgia - Ray Charles Moon Dance - Van Morrison

Ballads / Wedding Songs

All of Me - John Legend Maybe I’m Amazed-Paul McCartney In My Life - The Beatles
Just the Way You Are - Billy Joel Danny’s Song - Loggins and Messina You Are The Best Thing-Ray LaMontaigne
Broken Road - Rascall Flatts I’m Yours-Jason Mraz Father Daughter Song-Paul Simon
Forever Young-Rod Stewart I Can See Clearly Now-Jimmy Cliff Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
in’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You - Elvis Presley Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
True Companion - Mark Cohn Have a Little Faith - John Hiatt Heart of the Matter - Don Henley
Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder Fields of Gold - Sting
Love Will Keep Us Alive - The Eagles Crazy Love - Van Morrison Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison
I Hope You Dance - Leanne Womack You’ve Got A Friend - James Taylor Shower The People - James Taylor
If I Ain’t Got You - Alicia Keys Come Away With Me - Norah Jones Don’t Know Why - Norah Jones
More Than Anyone - Gavin Degraw  


Shes Country - Jason Aldean Feel Like a Rock Star - Tim McGraw Kenny Chesney Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
On The Road Again - Willie Nelson My Wish - Rascal Flatts Broken Road - Rascal Flatts
Kiss a Girl - Keith Urban Need you Now- Lady Antebellum Life is a Highway - Rascal Flatts
Landslide - Dixie Chicks  
The Phil Abair made our wedding reception incredibly special! We had the BEST time on the dance floor, as did all of our guests. For four hours straight, we had a PACKED dance floor- exactly what we wanted. The band engaged with the crowd perfectly, even let one of our friends sing a song while they played. They played three songs as an encore - we didn’t want the night to end! We highly recommend this band for any event, they bring the best energy to any party.”
- Mary Cain 5/28/2022 Capital Plaza, Montpelier, VT
The Phil Abair Band was timely and professional, not to mention fun and swingy ALL NIGHT LONG! The band was quick to adapt their setlist upon reasonable request, and our guests even thought that some of the songs they played through dinner were the original recordings themselves! We highly recommend you book these guys for a smashing party!”
- Gretchen Kaija
Phil and his band absolutely killed it at our wedding this August. Phil's communication and professionalism was excellent. His song selection is deep and diverse and the band was exceptionally well practiced with everything they played. Don't need to look any further than Phil Abair band for your VT wedding - book them and you will not be dissapointed.”
- Addison Raap 8/17/19 Wedding
You will be soooo pleased with yourself that you hired Phil Abair and his fantastic band! We sure are. Having grown up in Vermont, I'd heard the Phil Abair Band before. I liked their sound and knew they had a great reputation, so we hired them for our 150 guest wedding on Lake Champlain. Turns out I had no idea just how truly professional, fun, and incredibly talented these musicians are! From the first phone conversation, Phil was a great communicator, flexible, and very helpful with every detail. One of the members of the band even agreed to run mics and music for our ceremony, which was at a different location from the reception. They shared their expertise about event timing and flow, first dance selection, and the best set lists for cocktail hour versus dancing. And dance we sure did! Once the beat started bumping, all the guests were on the floor, young and old alike, and no one left until the band had to go home, but not until they played an encore. Our wedding was a total blast, and a big reason is how much our family and friends loved this band. Many out of towners couldn't believe Phil comes from Burlington and not Boston or NYC. My college roommate and her husband drove back to Ohio reminiscing about every wedding they had ever been to, and arguing about whether the Phil Abair Band was the best, most fun, or the 18 piece band at the half million dollar affair in Denver they went to that time... PS - Pay the extra money and get the horns. You are not going to regret hiring Phil!”
- Missy Siner 8/27/2022
The Phil Abair band played at my wedding on June 1st, 2019, and we couldn’t recommend them highly enough. They were very responsive and easy to work with ahead of the wedding, and exceeded our expectations the day of. Thanks to them, our dance floor was packed the entire night and we’ve gotten rave reviews from all of our guests. If you have an event in which you want your guests to dance all night long- this band is for you!”
- Kelly O'Brien
My wife and I are in our early 30s and the Phil Abair Band played our anniversary party with about 60 guests. They were terrific. Great musical quality and selection, got everyone dancing, and very nice guys (and gal). Lots of compliments from our guests, too. Also, Phil was diligent with the administrative/logistics side, and easy to work with. We highly recommend this band - they know what they're doing and they do it very well.”
- Lee
The Phil Abair Band played at our wedding on our private property. They absolutely ROCKED! The musicians were so talented, the singers’ voices were fantastic, and everyone was on the dance floor all night. They played a mix of songs from all eras that satisfied everyone. We were singing along and calling for encores! The band played our requests for first dance, etc. Phil was also great to work with. Highly recommend!”
- Allyson Fox 6/4/2022
Phil, Kevin, and the entire band, THANK YOU! Obviously we don't need to tell you how fantastic a band you are and what a blast we and our guests had at our wedding Saturday night at the Lake House. But we really do want you to know how much we appreciate all that you did to make our day even more perfect. I'm pretty sure every single person there commented on how great the music was, what an incredible band you are, and how much fun we all had - those of us on the dance floor and from the looks of it, you guys on stage making it happen. Thanks again, ”
- Missy and Hunt 8/13/23
Just had Phil and the band at our wedding in Warren VT. They are a group of talented musicians with a big sound! They played fast and slow songs, jazz, funk, pop, a great mix for our crowd. Loved them.”
- Max Lewin
We celebrated our 30th anniversary with 90 friends and The Phil Abair band rocked the tent for 3 hours. Everyone danced--even friends who "don't dance". They took one break and then kept on playing until the party was over. They are talented and can play just about anything. I asked them to learn a song to surprise my husband (it was the first song played at our wedding). They learned it and played it for us and it was great. Everyone commented on how good the band was. I would certainly hire them again. They were amazing!”
- Joy Paradissis
These guys are pros. We hired the Phil Abair Band to play at our wedding reception. With all the other stuff to worry about in planning a wedding, I really appreciated how the band required almost no effort on our part--Phil coordinated directly with the venue, was set up and ready to go early, and played an amazing show that had everyone on the dance floor. They definitely know how to read a crowd, and they kept the energy up the whole night. Everybody afterwards kept saying, "Those guys were the best!" I would recommend the Phil Abair Band to anyone throwing any kind of party. Having a live band makes things so much more fun, and these guys really know what they're doing. ”
- Lucas Collins 6/8/20
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