The Peptones are a 10-piece band providing live music for all types of occasions, including weddings, corporate events, dinners, receptions, private parties, and Bar/Bat Mitsvahs. While we specialize in rock, jazz, blues, standards and swing, we treat each engagement separately, and will work with you to personalize the music needed for your special event.

The Peptones trace their beginnings to 1994 when the band was brought together through our mutual friendships with Pepi Plowman (thus the name "Peptones"). Pepi, an accomplished blues singer and former soulmate of Janis Joplin's, seemed to know every musician in Philadelphia, Austin, Texas, and everywhere in between. Although Pepi has since returned to Austin, the nucleus of the band she formed has stayed together and has evolved into a tight knit musical force.
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The Peptones are:

Anna Krain - Vocals
Trudy Manion - Vocals
Sherman Ward - Vocals
George Nagle - Guitar
Paul Connors - Guitar
Terry Bortman - Bass
Greg Decker - Keyboards
Jon Sibert - Drums
Mike Eben - Saxophone
Bob Stoyko - Trumpet


The Peptones are the perfect band to have for your unique wedding. We can play quiet jazz standards for cocktail and dinner hours and then can get everyone dancing on the tables with faithfully recreated classic rock, R&B, Motown, funk, swing and alternative hits. Wedding packages include: a consultation to customize the music selection and reception events, announcements and introductions during the reception (if you desire), personal song requests - including your first dance selection that we will learn especially for you if they are not already in our repertoire, and complementary CD background music during breaks. We can even play during your ceremony (usually with acoustic guitars or keyboards).

The Peptones are the right band for a party that calls for diversity, high energy and infectious dance music. From companies that are looking to have a big bash to private parties celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, milestones - or simply to celebrate. Review our songlist and you will find music that appeals to just about every generation – popular and eclectic hits from the 50's to contemporary hits from today, as well as a selection of jazz standards to get the party started. Our goal is to help give you and your guests a night to remember. We love what we do, which is why we have so many repeat customers!


The Peptones have long been one of the area's favorite bands when non-profit organizations are looking to raise money. In fact, we have helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for non-profit organizations, private schools, religious institutions and charities across Southeastern Pennsylvania. Choice of entertainment is so important not only for providing the right atmosphere, but to also assure a good turnout. The right band can make all the difference. We are proud to offer special pricing for qualifying non-profit organizations.


Our performances are primarily focused in the Southeastern Pennsylvania area. However, we have performed in other states including Connecticut, the Hamptons in Long Island, the eastern shore of Maryland, and many other venues throughout Pennsylvania.

A partial listing of the venues where we have performed include:
Hotel at the Bellevue, Philadelphia, PA. - Academy of Music Ball
The Union League, Philadelphia, PA - Pennsylvania Ballet Annual Dinner
Philadelphia Art Museum - Art Museum Ball
The Philadelphia Cricket Club - Annual Halloween Party, Christmas Party
The Philadelphia Country Club - Weddings
Glenn Foerd Mansion, Philadelphia, PA - Wedding
Merion Golf Club - Season ending party and other private events
Agnes Irwin School - Annual Dinner/Dance
Haverford School - Annual Dinner/Dance
Reading Museum - Annual Halloween Dinner/Dance
Toto's, Philadelphia - Private Party
Overbrook Country Club - Club Dinner/Dance
Radnor Valley Country Club - Dinner/Dance
Sea View Marriot – Absecon, New Jersey
Gulph Mills Country Club - Club Dinner/Dance
Saturday Club, Wayne - Private Party
MTV Real World House – Philadelphia Curtis Park - Philadelphia
VFW - Gladwyn

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