THE FLAMING O's
The Flaming O’s are an amazingly talented band whose members have performed at the largest and most prestigious venues in the world. These top-shelf players and singers have toured and recorded with million record selling artists including Eddie Money, Poison, Night Ranger, Lee Rocker (Stray Cats), Leon Russell, Sammy Hagar and many more. They have been featured on The Tonight Show, Saturday Night Live, The Late Late Show, and Conan O’Brien to name a few. Since forming in 2013, The Flaming O’s have performed at every type of event including nightclubs, private corporate parties, weddings, and high-end celebrations, and even traveled as far as Mexico City for a private engagement. Audiences can instantly see The FO’s LOVE what they do! As a recent client said “We danced our butts off. Their show was super fun and highly energetic…they left us exhausted and exhilarated!!” Check out our Testimonials page!
San Francisco Bay Area
1. Where are the Flaming O's located?
We are located in Marin County, California….but we love to travel!
2. What does it cost to book The Flaming O’s for a private event?
This depends on a few things including the date, location, and venue. Send us your details and desires and we will be glad to accommodate and respond with a quote. Also, just so you know, there are no “hidden costs!” We carefully detail all the costs in our quotes and are happy to explain the available choices.
3. Do The Flaming O’s provide a sound system and lights?
Yes! We are completely self-contained with sound
and lights. We can customize the sound and lights system for your specific venue requirements. We can also provide staging and extras!
4. How many members in The Flaming O’s?
The Flaming O’s core band is six members including 4 singers (2 female – 2 male), keyboards, 2 guitar players, bass and drums. The great thing is we are wonderfully connected with the best musicians around and are happy to add a horn section, percussionist, string section
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
5. What songs do The Flaming O’s play?
We play dance hits from the 2000’s as well as classics spanning 5 decades. We are more than happy to add your favorite songs and custom tailor our show for your event! Check out our song list.
6. What clothes do the Flaming O’s wear?
We can dress as crazy as a rock band gets or fit in perfectly with your formal event with suit & tie or evening wear attire.
7. Do the Flaming O’s play weddings?
We do and thanks for asking! We have performed at many weddings and engagement parties and work closely with event planners and directors to seamlessly coordinate our performance and song selection, as well as providing pre-selected music for special dances. At our clients’ direction, we often make specific scripted announcements and gladly provide a microphone for wedding party toasts and speeches.
8. Who are some of our past clients?
The Flaming O’s have performed at countless events. Our clients include Sonoma Golf Club, St. Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco Yacht Club, Imagery Winery, Ram’s Gate Winery, Belvedere Concert Series, Marin Country Club and many more. We have rave reviews from every client and are happy to provide references!
For more info:
Fred at (415) 827-2455
MEET THE BAND
Jesse Bradman is an acclaimed singer, and keyboardist. Since the age of 18 he has recorded and performed all over the world with million selling rock bands including Eddie Money, Night Ranger, Poison, UFO and many other rock/pop artists. His voice and keyboards can be heard on thousands of internationally released recordings as well as numerous national commercials and television shows. Jesse frequently performs as a featured vocalist with symphonies throughout the USA and Canada – most recently with the Youngstown Symphony in September 2017. Fans of Jesse include Malcolm McDowell who calls him “an incredible front man with an amazing voice.” Livingston Taylor recently said: “Jesse Bradman is talent and technique drenched with the pure joy of singing - he is the definition of getting it right. I love this guy!”
Paula Bradman is an accomplished singer and actor and a member of the Screen Actors Guild and The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. She has appeared in national commercials, movies and television shows and includes voiceover and jingle work in her credits. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Drama and began her singing career performing leading roles in plays and musical theatre productions throughout the Bay Area. Paula toured nationally with Dan Hicks from 2012 to 2015 as a featured background vocalist as one of the ‘Hot Licks’ prior to joining the Flaming O’s.
Real Estate Broker by day and Rocker by night, Fred Karpik began singing and entertaining audiences at the young age of four, and it has been his passion ever since! Fred has played in many bands over the years, most notably the mid-west touring rock group Crystal Axe in the 1980’s and as the lead singer and front man for The Ultimate Tribute to Journey, prior to co-founding The Flaming O’s. He has made many TV appearances over the years as well as entertained in 5,000 seat venues. Fred’s power-tenor vocal range covers everything from Neil Diamond to Steve Perry, and BTW...Fred also happens to be a pretty tasty guitarist as well.
Jimmy Sage has played in many groups performing styles from Latin to Jazz to Rock. He has recorded numerous CD’s in many styles. Some of the more notable people and bands that Jimmy has performed and/or recorded with are Lee Rocker (From The Stray Cats), Scotty Moore (Guitar Great – Elvis Presley), Dave Edmunds, Willie Nelson, The Vents ( MCA Recording Artists), Leon Russell, Elliot Easton (from The Cars), Cats:Choir, Joe Henderson (Jazz Great), Pete Escovedo (Latin Jazz Great).
Jimmy continues to play and record in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles, as well as tour nationally and internationally.
Matt Blackett is a guitarist, composer, and music industry consultant, and his music has been heard in films, TV, and virtual reality games. Matt was also an editor at Guitar Player magazine for many years, interviewing and writing features on such great players as Brian May, Carlos Santana, Eddie Van Halen, Jeff Beck, and countless others. When he’s not performing with the Flaming O’s, Matt works as the Director of Music and Sound for Rocket World Wide, a VR company in the Silicon Valley.
Mona Gnader has played with Sammy Hagar for over 18 years and has performed and recorded with countless million- record- selling acts. Television shows include Conan O’Brien and The Late Show.