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Singer Barbara W. Ochoa started out as a lead singer of the top band in Chicago, the Ralph Wilder Orchestra.  She then moved to Los Angeles where she became the most requested live singer of the diverse International live music market in Southern California. She was also the lead singer of the popular Music Connection Orchestra, voted the Nation’s Best Wedding Band Pick two years on a row by “The Knot” web site. She now resides in the SF Bay Area and has assembled the outstanding musicians you will see with OrKestra International.  Singer Kristina Bennett, born in Czechoslovakia, started singing in Switzerland and went on to win 1st place at the Rock FM Festival in Slovakia.  Now in the Bay Area, she has performed with bands like Touch of Class, 2Delicious and Rudy & Funky Coalition. American soul singer Thomas Banks has warmed up for Boz Scaggs, The Whispers, King Curtis, Rufus Thomas, and took Rick Stevens’ place in the band he formed after Tower of Power.  As for the musicians, Gary Zimmerman on Guitar & Horns, Sam Cady on Keyboards and Timo Gutierrez on Percussions, they are well matched in skill and accomplishment.

Only top-notch musicians work with OrKestra International.  Collectively, the band has a century of experience performing for all types of occasions from Weddings to large Corporate Parties to intimate Private Parties.  No occasion, big or small, is too much for these skilled entertainers. They can learn your special requests, or masterfully deliver the oldies you know and love.  Laugh, cry, jump, scream and wild out all night on the dance floor to this amazing band that you will never forget!

AMERICAN and ENGLISH

STANDARDS and CLASSICS
At Last*
Bye Bye Blackbird
Fly Me To The Moon
I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You*
It Had To Be You*
Just The Way You Look Tonight*
Moon River (Waltz)
New York, New York
Smile
Somewhere Over The Rainbow*
Sway (Cha Cha)
Unforgettable*
Wonderful World*
AND MANY MORE, Please inquire?

90s TO NOW
All About That Bass (Meghan Trainor)
All I Wanna Do Is Have Some Fun (Sheryl Crow)
Bang Bang (Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj)
Beautiful Life (Ace of Base)
Blurred Lines (Robin Thicke)
Forget You (Cee Lo Green)
Get Lucky (Daft Punk)
Groove Is In The Heart (Deee-Lite)
Happy (Pharrell Williams)
I Got A Feeling (Black Eyed Peas)
I Just Can’t Get You Out Of My Head (Kylie Minogue)
Just Dance (Lady Gaga)
Let’s Get Loud (Jennifer Lopez)
Marry You (Bruno Mars)
Raise Your Glass (Pink)
Rolling In The Deep (Adele)
Single Ladies (Beyoncé)
Uptown Funk (Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars)
We Found Love (Rihanna)
Wonderwall (Oasis)
AND MANY MORE, Please inquire?

80s
Beat It (Michael Jackson)
Blister In The Sun (Violent Femmes)
Brass In Pocket (The Pretenders)
Bust A Move (Young MC)
Don’t Stop Believin’ (Journey)
Don’t You Want Me (The Human League)
Faith (George Michael)
Fight For Your Right To Party (Beastie Boys)
Footloose (Kenny Loggins)
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper)
Gloria (Laura Branigan)
Hit Me With Your Best Shot (Pat Benatar)
Holiday (Madonna)
I Just Called To Say I Love You (Stevie Wonder)
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Whitney Houston)
Jessie’s Girl (Rick Springfield)
Kiss (Prince)
La Isla Bonita (Madonna)
Like A Virgin (Madonna)
P.Y.T. (Michael Jackson)
Rhythm Is A Dancer (Snap)
Roxanne (The Police)
Sweet Dreams (Eurythmics)
The Tide Is High (Blondie)
Walking On Sunshine (Katrina & The Waves)
We Got The Beat (The Go Gos)
What I Like About You (The Romantics)
You Make My Dreams Come True (Hall & Oates)
You Shook Me All Night Long (AC/DC)
AND MANY MORE, Please inquire?

70’s and EARLIER OLDIES
Bad Girls (Donna Summer)
Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)
Boogie Oogie Oogie (A Taste Of Honey)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You (Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons)
Dancing Queen (Abba)
Disco Inferno (Trammps)
Funky Town (Lipps Inc.)
Got To Be Real (Cheryl Lynn)
Higher And Higher (Jackie Wilson)
Hot Stuff (Donna Summer)
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You (James Taylor)
I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (Bob Dylan)
Last Dance (Donna Summer)
Let’s Get It On (Marvin Gaye)
Let’s Stay Together (Al Green)
Love Train (O’Jays)
My Girl (Temptations)
Old Time Rock & Roll (Bob Segar)
Play That Funky Music (Wild Cherry)
Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood (Santa Esmeralda)
Proud Mary (Tina Turner)
Respect (Aretha Franklin)
Shout (Isley Brothers)
Signed Sealed Delivered (Stevie Wonder)
Son Of A Preacher Man (Dusty Springfeild)
Stayin’ Alive (Bee Gees)
Surfin’ USA (Beach Boys)
Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond)
Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Think (Aretha Franklin)
Twist and Shout (Beatles)
We Are Family (Sister Sledge)
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life (Stevie Wonder)
You Can’t Hurry Love (The Supremes)
AND MANY MORE, Please inquire?

BALLADS and SLOW SONGS
All Of Me (John Legend)*
Because You Loved Me (Celine Dion)*
Careless Whisper (George Michael)
Close To You (Carpenters)*
Come Away With Me (Norah Jones)(Waltz)*
Don’t Know Why (Norah Jones)
Fever (Peggy Lee)
Hotel California (Eagles)
Imagine (John Lennon)
In My Life (Beatles)*
Killing Me Softly (Roberta Flack)
Midnight At The Oasis (Maria Muldaur)
Natural Woman (Aretha Franklin)
This One’s For You (Barry Manilow)
AND MANY MORE, Please inquire?

COUNTRY
Amazed (Lonestar)*
Could I Have This Dance (Anne Murray)(Waltz)*
Crazy (Patsy Cline)
Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue (Crystal Gayle)
Friends In Low Places (Garth Brooks)
Grandpa (The Judds)
Here You Come Again (Dolly Parton)
Let Me Be There (Olivia Newton John)
Ring Of Fire (Johnny Cash)
Something To Talk About (Bonnie Raitt)
Take Me Home Country Roads (John Denver)
The Devil Went Down To Georgia (The Charlie Daniels Band)
The Gambler (Kenny Rogers)
Walkin’ After Midnight (Patsy Cline)
When Will I Be Loved (Linda Ronstadt)

INTERNATIONAL 

SPANISH
ROCK/POP
Amor A La Mexicana (Thalía)
Corazón Espinado/Smooth Operator (English/Spanish, Sade/Santana)
La Bamba (Ritchie Valens)
Los Mejores Años De Nuestra Vida (Marta Sanchez)
BOLERO
Bésame Mucho (Cesaria Evora)*
Quiéreme Mucho (Linda Ronstadt)
Quizás, Quizás, Quizás (Osvaldo Farrés)
Perfidia (Linda Ronstadt)
Sabor A Mí (Luis Miguel)*
SALSA
Cali Pachanguero (Grupo Niche)
La Vida Es Un Carnaval (Celia Cruz)
Mi Tierra (Gloria Estefan)
Una Aventura (Grupo Niche)
MERENGUE
La Bilirrubina (Juan Luis Guerra)
Suavemente (Elvis Crespo)
CUMBIA
Amor De Mis Amores (Margarita Vargas)
Baila Esta Cumbia (Selena)
Si Una Vez (Selena)
BACHATA
Amor Desperdiciado (Frank Reyes)
Mi Corazoncito (Aventura)
CHA CHA
Oye Cómo Va (Celia Cruz)
FLAMENCO RUMBA
A Mi Manera/My Way (Gipsy Kings)
Bamboleo (Gipsy Kings)

PORTUGUESE
LAMBADA
Lambada (Ulises & Gonzalo Hermosa)
SAMBA
Água De Beber (Antônio Carlos Jobim)
Brazilian Beach Party (English/Portuguese Medley)
Madalena (Elis Regina)
Mas Que Nada (Sergio Mendes)
Pisou Na Bola (Paula Lima)
Samba De Orfeu (Luiz Bonfá)
Só Danço Samba (Clare Fischer)
BOSSA NOVA
Corcovado (Antônio Carlos Jobim)
Desafinado (Antônio Carlos Jobim)
Garota De Ipanema/Girl From Ipanema (Antônio Carlos Jobim)
Insensatez (Antônio Carlos Jobim)
Manhã De Carnaval/Black Orpheus (Luiz Bonfá)
Vou Te Contar/Wave (Antônio Carlos Jobim)

FRENCH
Les Feuilles Mortes/Autumn Leaves (Nat King Cole)
Champs Élysées (Joe Dassin)
La Belle Dame Sans Regret (Sting)
La Vie En Rose (Édith Piaf)*
Minuit Chrétiens/ Christmas’, Oh Holy Night (Luciano Pavarotti)
Non Je Ne Regrette Rien (Édith Piaf)*

ITALIAN
Al Di La (English/Italian, Jerry Vale)
Con Te Partiro (Andrea Bocelli)
L’Italiano (Toto Cutugno)
Mambo Italiano (English/Italian Theme, Rosemary Clooney)
Quando Quando Quando (Bossa Nova, Tony Renis)
That’s Amore (English/Italian Theme, Dean Martin)
Volare (Dean Martin)

LATIN
Ave Maria (François Schubert)

HUNGARIAN
Ezer Evig Várok Rád (Dékány Sarolta/Koós János)
Hulló Falevelek/Autumn Leaves (Yves Mondtand)

HEBREW 
POP
Balbeli Oto (Kobi Peretz)
FULL HORA MEDLEY
Bashana Haba’ah
Dodi Li
Hava Nagila
Hevenu Shalom Alechem
Oseh Shalom
Siman Tov
Yismechu Ha-Shamayim

FARSI
Donya Dige Mesle To Nadare (Benyamin Dony)
Gole Sangam (Sattar)
Soltane Ghalbha (Aref)*

ARABIC
Habibi Ya Nour El Ain (Amr Diab)

PUNJABI
Jai Ho (Slumdog Millionaire)

IRISH (THEMED)
Danny Boy (Frederic Weatherly)
McNamara’s Band (Bing Crosby)
Toora Loora Loora (James Royce Shannon)
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling (Bing Crosby)

Wedding Clients: Song selections with a * are great suggestions for a first dance.

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