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Expect the unexpected ...when Jon Payne & Wildfire gets up to play...and you can be sure that you're in for a  great time! 

 With an innate love of country music and strong roots that were formed in American Rock,  Jon Payne & Wildfire are here to entertain, and that's just what you get when they hit the stage. Their diverse musical background and talents enable this high-energy band to bring you the best of Top 40 Country and Rock, along with some good-time party music. Whether it's a big event or private party, they can customize a day of pure entertainment to fit your needs. 

 Wildfire offers up some of the best of current hits from today's hottest country artists such as  Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, and Kenny Chesney, as well as some great "country-rock" hits from legends such as  Travis Tritt, Garth Brooks and Hank Williams, Jr. They also feature some of the top female artists of today; Martina McBride, Gretchen Wilson, Jennifer Nettles and Miranda Lambert as well as many others. Their "edgy" style and stage presence will be sure to please music fans of both country and rock genres. 

Versatility is commonplace with this band, and in switching gears, they'll hit you with the best of American Rock, from such icons as Bon Jovi, The Eagles, Poison, and Skynyrd, among others. To keep things going and highly encourage crowd participation, they'll get you singing and dancing to some of the best party music around, with the likes of Jimmy Buffett, as well as other summertime and sing-a-long favorites! Capturing the attention of listeners and offering them the opportunity for a good time is of utmost importance to them, and something they truly take to heart. 

 Whether your entertainment needs call for Country, Rock, party music, or a versatile mix of all of the above, Wildfire delivers, and offers up their high-spirited renditions from an ever growing collection of hits. The ability of this country-rock group to satisfy crowds of all ages and size has made  Jon Payne & Wildfire  a strong force on the music scene, and one of the best all-around choices for festivals, private parties, and corporate events..... Expect the unexpected! 






            Jon Payne                - guitars, vocals

         Leslie Tripi                - vocals

         Carl Mayer                - keyboards, vocals

         Bobby Kosonovich       - bass guitar                

         Tom Kowalski            - drums, percussion--


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