CARTE BLANCHE

The musical collective known as Carte Blanche was formed with the sole purpose of providing world class entertainment for events and functions such as corporate parties, weddings, birthdays and formal celebrations.

From soft background jazz music for dining and cocktail hour to a powerhouse dance band when you are ready to get your groove on, Carte Blanche can deliver all of your audio and entertainment desires.

Since it's inception Carte Blanche has had occasion to perform at many of the most beautiful and famous event locations in Northern California, from world renowned wineries in Napa and Sonoma, to well-known 5 star hotels in San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento and Oakland.

Lorn Leber, band leader and musical director, has thirty years experience leading musical groups, covering a wide range of styles and formats. As a veteran of the music scene he has also toured, recorded and performed with many of the prominent figures in the Bay Area.

All the members of Carte Blanche are experienced musicians and have been hand-picked from a pool of the best and brightest in the Bay Area.

It is our desire to make your event a joyful and memorable experience.

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Repertoire

50s & '60s 

  1. Dancin' in the Streets (Martha & the Vandellas) 
  2. My Girl (The Temptations) 
  3. When A Man Loves A Woman (Percy Sledge) 
  4. Chain of Fools (Aretha Franklin) 
  5. I'll Take You There (Staple Singers)
  6. The Midnight Hour (Wilson Pickett) 
  7. Heard it Through the Grapevine (Marvin Gaye) 
  8. Jailhouse Rock (Elvis Presley) 
  9. You Send Me (Sam Cooke) 
  10. Twist & Shout (The Beatles) 
  11. I Saw Her Standing There (The Beatles) 
  12. Respect (Aretha Franklin) 
  13. Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett) 
  14. Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison) 
  15. Soul Man (Sam & Dave) 
  16. I Got You (James Brown) 
  17. Ain't Too Proud To Beg (The Temptations) 
  18. Proud Mary (Ike & Tina Turner)
  19. I'm a Believer (Monkees) 
  20. Get Ready Cuz Here I Come (The Temptations) 
  21. I Can't Help Falling in Love With You (Elvis Presley) 
  22. On Broadway (George Benson) 
  23. Johnny B. Good (Chuck Berry) 
  24. Satisfaction (Rolling Stones) 
  25. Honky Tonk Woman (Rolling Stones) 
  26. Brown Sugar (Rolling Stones) 
  27. Louie Louie (The Kingsmen) 
  28. Wild Thing (The Troggs) 
  29. Tequila (Sam & Dave) 
  30. La Bamba (Richie Valens) 
  31. Magic Carpet Ride (Steppenwolf) 
  32. Takin' Care of Business (BTO) 
  33. Let's Get it On (Marvin Gaye) 
  34. What's Goin' On (Marvin Gaye) 
  35. Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix) 
  36. Old Time Rock and Roll (Bob Seger)


Standards

  1. Unforgettable (Natalie & Nat King Cole) 
  2. Fever (Peggy Lee) 
  3. Girl From Iponema 
  4. Mac The Knife 
  5. What a Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong) 
  6. Take The "A" Train 
  7. In The Mood (Glen Miller) 
  8. The Way You Look Tonight (Frank Sinatra) 
  9. New York New York (Frank Sinatra) 
  10. Satin Doll 
  11. Teach Me Tonight (Jazz standard)
  12. Misty 
  13. Fly Me To The Moon 
  14. It Had to be You (Harry Connick, Jr.) 
  15. Moondance (Van Morrison) 
  16. Straighten Up and Fly Right (Frank Sinatra) 
  17. Rock This Town (Brian Setzer Orchestra) 
  18. Jump Jive & Wail (Brian Setzer Orchestra) 
  19. Well Alright OK You Win 
  20. As Time Goes By 
  21. Hava Nagila (The Hora) 
  22. The Mezinke
  23. Blue Moon 
  24. Autumn Leaves
  25. Stormy Monday 
  26. Route 66 
  27. Kansas City 
  28. Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton) 
  29. My Way (Frank Sinatra) 
  30. I've Got You Under My Skin (Cole Porter/Frank Sinatra) 
  31. At Last (Etta James)

Current

  1. Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars)
  2. Happy (Pharrell)
  3. Single Ladies (Beyonce)
  4. Blurred Lines (Robin Thicke)
  5. Forget You (Cee Lo Green)
  6. Counting Stars (One Republic)
  7. Crazy In Love (Beyonce Knowles)
  8. Rock Your Body (Justin Timberlake)
  9. Allstar (Smash Mouth) 
  10. Fly (Sugar Ray) 
  11. What I Got (Sublime) 
  12. Hard To Handle (Black Crows) 
  13. Smooth (Santana) 
  14. All I Wanna Do (Sheryl Crow) 
  15. Hey Ya (Outkast)
  16. Get This Party Started (Pink)
  17. Get It Started (Black Eyed Peas)
  18. Hot in Here (Nelly)
  19. This Love (Maroon 5)


'80s 

  1. Tainted Love (Soft Cell) 
  2. Should I Stay or Should I Go (The Clash) 
  3. Love Shack (B52's) 
  4. Kiss (Prince) 
  5. 1999 (Prince) 
  6. What I Like About You (The Romantics) 
  7. Let's Go Crazy (Prince) 
  8. We Got The Beat (The Go Go's) 
  9. Anyway You Want It (Journey)
  10. Don't Stop Believin' (Journey)
  11. Lights (Journey)
  12. Don't You Forget About Me (Simple Minds) 
  13. Just Like Heaven (The Cure) 
  14. Melt with You (Modern English) 
  15. Red Red Wine (UB40) 
  16. Start Me Up (Rolling Stones) 
  17. Beat It (Michael Jackson) 
  18. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper)
  19. She Drives Me Crazy (Fine Young Cannibals)
  20. My Sharona (The Knack) 
  21. Stray Cat Strut (The Stray Cats)
  22. Billy Jean (Michael Jackson) 
  23. Rock With You (Michael Jackson) 
  24. Shake Your Body Down to the Ground (Michael Jackson)
  25. Shook Me All Night Long (AC/DC)
  26. Pour Some Sugar on Me (Def Lepard)
  27. Livin' on a Prayer (Bon Jovi)

'70s

  1. Superstitious (Stevie Wonder) 
  2. I Wish (Stevie Wonder) 
  3. Signed Sealed Delivered (Stevie Wonder)
  4. September (Earth Wind & Fire) 
  5. Shining Star (Earth Wind & Fire) 
  6. Brick House (The Commodores) 
  7. Play That Funky Music (Wild Cherry) 
  8. Get Down Tonight (Kool & the Gang)
  9. Shake Your Bootie (KC & The Sunshine Band) 
  10. Le Freak (Chic) 
  11. Celebration (Kool & the Gang) 
  12. That's the Way KC & the Sunshine Band) 
  13. Ladies Night (Kool & the Gang) 
  14. Super Freak (Rick James) 
  15. Dancing Queen (Abba) 
  16. We Are Family (Sister Sledge) 
  17. Got To Be Real (Cheryl Lynn) 
  18. Best of My Love (The Emotions) 
  19. I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor) 
  20. Funky Town (LIPPS Inc) 
  21. Thank You (Sly & the Family Stone)
  22. Car Wash (Rose Royce) 
  23. Don't Stop Til You Get Enough (Michael Jackson) 
  24. Low Rider (War)
  25. Last Dance (Donna Summer) 
  26. Roller Coaster (Ohio Players) 
  27. Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison) 
  28. Sweet Home Alabama (Lynard Skynard) 
  29. Alright Now (Free)
  30. Free Ride (Edgar Winter)
  31. Walk This Way (Aerosmith)