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The Roof Raisers

We are happy to add additional horns & additional female vocalist up to a ten piece

Roof Raisers 2011 Demo

The Roof Raisers Variety Six Piece Band

The Roof Raisers Eight Piece Band

Welcome to the all new Roof Raisers website Dallas/Fort Worth's premier party band, wedding reception band and variety band, specializing in Pop, Rock, Jazz, Swing, Country, 60's and R&B. Since 1986 The Roof Raisers have been entertaining audiences-- playing over 1200 special events including corporate events, weddings, fund raisers, birthday parties, anniversaries, and more. The band is fun, flexible and easy to work with and the lineup can be customized from as little as a 5-piece combo group all the way up to a 9- and 10-piece full band.


Click on the Button to hear the Roof Raisers' Big Band Standards &Swing Music

The Roof Raisers band is a professional party band that excels in nearly every style and genre of music, and guarantees to make your special event a smashing success! An absolutely fabulous variety band!

Their musical specialties are pop, rock, country, 60s, 70s/disco, jazz, blues and swing/big band.
The Roof Raisers will lend excitement, flair, and class to your special occasion. Comprised of distinguished members of Dallas' music community, we can provide virtually any type of musical experience or atmosphere you desire.

From the beloved Big Band songs of the 30s and 40s, to Motown classics of the 50s and 60s, to the Disco era of the 70s, and finally to the latest dance music of the 80s and 90s - we do it all, and do it well. The Roof Raisers also play numerous Country/Western favorites ranging from Patsy Cline and Bob Wills to Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Shania Twain and The Dixie Chicks.

Since a large number of the Roof Raisers' affairs are wedding receptions and conventions, and with their musical diversity, people of all ages and tastes will be thoroughly entertained both on and off the dance floor.
They can dress in black tie for formal affairs, "hip/casual" for a pop/rock event, or don boots, bolo ties and blue jeans for the C&W celebrations. It's your party, and we'll do whatever it takes to set the right mood for you and your guests!

If you want the bigger sound, hire THE ROOF RAISERS as an 8 to 10 piece band and get the excitement of the added horns and percussion.

The Roof Raisers is an excellent choice for any and all of the following functions:
Wedding Receptions Conventions and Corporate Events
Awards Banquets Holiday Parties (Christmas, Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve, etc.)
Anniversaries, Birthdays, Graduations, Retirement Parties


"We were very please with the Roof Raiers Band! They really kept the party going, and the sound level was perfect!"
-------Susan Loggins

"Gene, Just wanted to send you a quick thank you for the fabulous performance last night! You guys did a fantastic job and made the night that much more special! We hope you enjoyed playing! Thanks again!"
-----Patrick & Christina Mitchella

"My wife & I have recieved dozens of compliments regarding the fabulous band. We continue to hear that the band was magnificent!
Gary L. Nuschler - Father of the Bride

"Mark and I wanted to let you know what an amazing job you did at our reception. Everyone has told us it was the best time they have had at a wedding reception!
Courney Scott - Bride

"They were great sports! ...and they sounded great!"
----- Mark Yarbrough, Willowbend Dental

"They played a great variety of songs that gave everyone a chance to dance throughout the evening. Several friends asked for the name of the group! We'd use them again for sure."
-----Susan Morgan, bride

"I had a number of comments how good they were. They were wonderful - I would highly recommend them."
-----Joan Hodge, IP Mobile/Cisco

"The Roof Raisers were incredible. Very up-beat and entertaining. We will definitely use them again if we have the need." ----- Chris Gramlich, wedding

"Excellent music - just what we wanted. Gene and the group were nice to deal with. Thanks to them and to you for your help."
-----Bill Wilson

"Thanks so much for making the reception so wonderful.... We got so many compliments on the band - everyone really loved you! One of the things I noticed was how great the music was, but it wasn't so loud you couldn't carry on a conversation. I will definitely recommend you to any friends who might be planning a wedding or another event."

"This letter is to commend Gene Glover and The Roof Raisers on the great job they have done for American Airlines’ Length-of-Service Dinner/Dance. They have performed at this function twice each year for the last 8 years…The group is dependable and their performance is outstanding..."

"…the music was absolutely wonderful, and you and the other band members went out of your way to make us feel special…"

"…The Roof Raisers is a class act of musicians. We would be willing to recommend you to others and to provide you with a personal reference…Thanks again for a fun evening!"

"…Many, many thanks for an absolutely spectacular performance. Hands down, The Roof Raisers band is the band for wedding receptions or for any other gala occasion…"

"What a great, great job you did for the reception! It was a real celebration, and it couldn’t have been that much fun without you guys!…"

"Bravo to The Roof Raisers! The music was outstanding…your timing for each of the selections was superb…There can be no higher compliment than having a full dance floor each time you play…"

"You as individuals and as a band are GREAT!!! Thank you very much for providing excellent music and entertainment for our Christmas party….Your mix of music and your wide variety of types of music provided for a non-stop evening of music and fun for everyone at our party….all ages at our party could enjoy your music because of the variety – from old to new!" "…we enjoyed your music – it added the absolute perfect touch to the evening, thanks to your talents and creativity helping to make it so."

"The Roof Raisers were great! Not only did they liven up about 100 professionally straight, somber lawyers and their spouses, but they did it in great style…"

"Thanks for a great party! You guys outdid yourselves. We had a wonderful time, and thanks for all your hard work!"

"WOW !!!! You guys were awesome !! We were really impressed and your band is great !! Very, very enjoyable !!! "
"It was outstanding !!! "

"You guys were GREAT !! You MADE the party."

"I just wanted to let you know what a great job you did at the party last night. You were amazing!!! Your band really made the night. Thanks!" ...several people stopped me to say that was the BEST holiday party we have had. This one was awesome. Everyone seemed to have a great time. We had great raffles, great food, and the band – well, the band was dynamite!"

"Anyone planning a special event should consider hiring The Roof Raisers!"

Current Repertoire


All I Wanna Do
All My Life
All Star
All The Way
Because You Loved Me
Can't Fight the Moonlight
Come Away With Me
Don't Know Why
Every Little Step
Fallen Game of Love
Giving You the Best That I Got
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
How Do I Live
I Hope You Dance
I Knew I Loved You
I Will Always Love You
Kiss Me
Love Shack
Lovers Rock
Man! I Feel Like A Woman
My Favorite Mistake
Now and Forever
Perfect Day (from "Legally Blonde")
Soak Up The Sun
Taking You Home
The Way
There She Goes
You Gotta Be
You’re Still the One

Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now
Brick House
Brown-Eyed Girl
Car Wash
(The) Closer I Get To You
Freeway of Love
Got To Be Real
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
I Will Survive
Isn't She Lovely
Last Dance
Let's Stay Together
Old Time Rock 'n' Roll
Pink Cadillac
Pride and Joy
Rockin’ Me
Roll With It
Sharp Dressed Man
Somethin' to Talk About
Start Me Up
Sweet Home Alabama
We Are Family
When a Man Loves a Woman
Wind Beneath My Wings
You Are the Sunshine of My Life
You Look Wonderful Tonight
You’ve Got a Friend

Ain’t Too Proud to Beg
At Last
Chain of Fools
Dancin’ in the Streets
Eight Days a Week
Good Loving
Hard Day's Night
Here, There, Everywhere
Honky Tonk Women
I Can’t Help Myself
I Feel Good
I Love You More Today Than Yesterday
La Bamba
My Girl
Pretty Woman
Rescue Me
Since I Fell For You
Since You’ve Been Gone
Soul Man
Stand By Me
Twist and Shout
Unchained Melody

50s/Rock 'n' Roll
Jailhouse Rock
Johnny B. Goode
Under the Boardwalk
What a Wonderful World

All My Exes Live in Texas
Amarillo By Morning
(Believe Me) Baby I Lied
Blue Clear Sky
Boot Scootin’ Boogie
Cowboy Take Me Away
Don’t Rock the Jukebox
Down at the Twist and Shout
Fast as You
Friends in Low Places
God Blessed Texas
Heartache's On Me
I Cross My Heart
I Fall to Pieces
I Feel Lucky
I Hope You Dance
Just Wanna Dance With You
I'll Still Love You More
I Wanna Go Too Far
It’s a Little Too Late
Keeper of the Stars
Let Me Into Your Heart
Livin’ on Love
Lonely Too Long
Man! I Feel Like a Woman
Neon Moon
No One Else On Earth
Nobody’s Home
Only In America
Overnight Male
Rock My World
Safe in the Arms of Love
Somebody to Love You
Some Days You Gotta Dance
Something Special to Me
Take it Back
Take Me Out-The Dance Hall
Texas On My Mind
The Chair
The Cotton-Eyed Joe
There Goes My Baby
There Is No Arizona
Two of a Kind
Walking After Midnight
When I Think About Angels
Who I Am
Why Haven’t I Heard From You?
Working On My Next Broken Heart
Write This Down

Swing/Big Band
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Chattanooga Choo-Choo
Cheek to Cheek
Come Fly With Me
Fly Me to the Moon
I Love You For Sentimental Reasons
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
In The Mood
It Had to be You
Jump, Jive ‘n’ Wail
(The) Look of Love
New York, New York
Orange-Colored Sky
Our Love is Here To Stay
Paper Moon
Route 66
Satin Doll
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Someone to Watch Over Me
String of Pearls
Take the "A" Train
The Best is Yet to Come
The Very Thought of You
The Way You Look Tonight
Zoot Suit Riot











Hora Medley
Hava Nagilah
Simka Dance

Italian Medley
That’s Amore

Polka Medley
Beer Barrel Polka
Clarinet Polka
Pennsylvania Polka

Cotton-Eyed Joe
Sweetheart Schottische
The Chicken Dance

God Bless America
Auld Lang Syne
The Christmas Song
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Please Come Home for Christmas
(and other secular standards)







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