Band photo courtesy Sassy Mouth Photography

About the band

An electrifying performance with energy that can't be beat.
There is no substitute for the real thing!

Cool Shoes is all about great songs you know and love, but rarely get to see performed live - hot Motown, cool funk, classic soul and real-deal, old-school R&B, with some surprises mixed in

We know the deal. You've got an iPod and it's got every song you ever heard on it.
But here's the truth: A live band can give you what no mp3 player or DJ can!

The band is fronted by charismatic singers with great stage presence, and backed by a rock-solid rhythm section. We have a blast playing together, and that sense of fun and enjoyment is infectious. You’ll like what you hear, and we're all sure to have a great time!
Cool Shoes is based in southwestern Connecticut, and can travel regionally to play for you. We play events of all kinds, from weddings to private parties to corporate events, functions, fetes, fiestas, shindigs, soirees, blasts, blowouts, barbecues, bacchanals, beach parties, boat christenings, carousals, clambakes, random gatherings on the sidewalk, you name it… and we’ll be happy to show you a great time down at your local watering hole, so tell them about us!

For booking details, or just to say hello, contact Andrew today at coolshoesband@gmail.com, or call 203.258.7191.

Song list and audio

for song samples!

All of our demo tracks are recorded live, with no overdubs or other studio trickery.
What you hear is what you get...this is what Cool Shoes actually sounds like in performance.

Ain't Too Proud to Beg - The Temptations
At Last - Etta James
Baby Love  - The Supremes
Brick House - Commodores 
Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin
Cool Jerk - The Capitols
Dancing In The Street - Martha and the Vandellas
Do You Love Me - The Contours

Down to the Night Club - Tower of Power
Every Time I Turn Around (Back in Love Again)
F*** You - Cee Lo Green
Fire - Ohio Players
Get Ready - The Temptations
Get This Party Started - Pink
Got to Get You Into My Life - Beatles
Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
Hold On! I'm Comin' - Sam & Dave
I Can't Get Next To You - Temptations
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Gladys Knight & the Pips
I Want To Take You Higher - Sly & Family Stone
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
It's Too Funky In Here - James Brown
It's Your Thing
- Isley Brothers
Knock on Wood - Sam & Dave
Killing Me Softly (with his song) - Roberta Flack
Land of 1000 Dances - Wilson Pickett
The Letter - Joe Cocker
Lucille - Little Richard
Mercy - Duffy
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - Queen Latifah
Money (That's What I Want) - Barrett Strong
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin
Ninety-nine and a Half - Wilson Pickett
Paradise - Sade
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae
Reach Out (I'll Be There) - The Four Tops
Rescue Me - Fontella Bass
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Runaway Baby - Bruno Mars
September - Earth, Wind & Fire
Sex Machine - James Brown 
Shining Star - Earth, Wind & Fire
Shout - Isley Brothers

Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Sing a Song - Earth, Wind & Fire
Some Kind Of Wonderful - Joss Stone
Soul Man - Blues Bros.
Soul With a Capital S - Tower of Power
Still Got the Blues - Gary Moore
Tell Mama - Etta James
Treat Her Right - Roy Head
Try a Little Tenderness - Otis Redding
Video - India Arie
Wrap It Up -
Sam and Dave


We've played for thousands at the NY Marathon, rocked the house at many area night spots and are a favorite on the country club, wedding and private party circuit.

Since our debut in 2009, we've played nearly 100 shows. Here's just some of what people are saying about us.



Copyright 2009-2013, Cool Shoes
Ridgefield, Connecticut