St. Louis' most high energy wedding and event band
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The LustreLights


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About the Band

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The LustreLights is a dedicated group of professional musicians and entertainers who have performed in a variety of musical settings. Whether it be a ceremony, a reception, an outdoor concert, or a corporate function, The LustreLights will always bring your party playlist to life. From classical to jazz to pop/rock, our versatility and years of experience will ensure that your event will be the talk of the town. And how can you enjoy all of these talented musicians without a high quality sound and lighting system? We have an on-staff sound and lighting engineer with a state-of-the-art system that is sure to enhance your experience.

Ben, Ryan, Brianna, Dominique, Kara,  Jerry 



Kara Baldus has over eighteen years of experience playing in some of St. Louis' most popular event bands. She has decided to step out on her own and assemble this group of talented musicians who she has worked with frequently throughout the years. All of the musicians in the band have degrees in music and are well-respected throughout the community. Kara has been a full-time instructor of jazz piano at Washington University in St. Louis since 2005. Building on her valuable knowledge and versatility she and The LustreLights are confident that they can deliver an event for you to remember!

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- bring all generations on the dance floor by playing your favorite hits from the 50's to current day


entertain and engage you and your guests from cocktails to dinner music to the very last dance

- deliver a professional sound and lighting experience by employing one of the area's most in

- demand sound and lighting engineers for every event


offer customizable packages, thorough communication and professional booking thanks to Contemporary Productions, who have over four decades of experience in producing unforgettable events

- deliver a dynamic, high-energy performance and

go above and beyond to ensure client's satisfaction

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Contact Us

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to meeting you and making your event shine!

For booking inquiries, please contact Lauren Adermann at Contemporary Productions

Office: 314-721-9090 ext. 214

or complete the form below:  

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The LustreLights were incredible and our wedding simply would not have been the same without them! If you’re planning a wedding and looking for a fun, charismatic, high-energy, professional band, book them! They kept the night moving, sounded SO good, and the dance floor was packed until the final song of the evening. Guests have continued to comment that they are the best wedding band they have ever heard! Best decision ever - I’m so glad we found them!
— Haley B.
The Lustrelights are by far the best wedding band I’ve ever experienced! They were extremely professional and the nicest group of people. They said yes to all of my crazy bride requests like: Can my best friend sing with you? Is it OK if I sing with you? Can we shoot off confetti canons at 10:30pm sharp? Our wedding reception was amazing but The Lustrelights made it 100% unforgettable!!!
— Mary Catherine M.
The LustreLights were absolutely fantastic; the dance party was nonstop! The ensemble has a diverse list of songs that cater to all ages across many genres. They have great sound, groove, passion and energy and their performance was lively throughout the night. The use of their 3 part vocal harmonies was stellar. We used Kara, the keyboard player, for our ceremony and she was very talented and able to replicate a difficult and meaningful song for our procession. Everyone from the band manager to the band members were prompt in their communication, flexible with last minute changes and very professional. Our guests are still raving it was one of the best weddings they have been to and an unforgettable night of fun while on the dance floor. Thank you LustreLights!!
— Diane S.
One of the best elements of the wedding. So easy to work with from booking to performance. Guests of all ages were able to enjoy their incredible talents. They event let my brother join them for a song on the drums. Many guests have asked us about them and said they were their favorite wedding band. Can’t recommend them enough!
— Jamie S.
Where do I begin?! We can not recommend The Lustrelights highly enough! Their energy, performance, and musical talent was the best I have ever seen at a wedding. In addition to every musician/singer being extremely talented, the band was wonderful to work with- flexible, professional, helpful, and friendly. Our guests are still raving about the Lustrelights and how much fun they had dancing and singing the night away. The Lustrelights put their heart and soul into making the dance floor and vibe come alive at our wedding- we are forever grateful!
— Julia D.
They were FANTASTIC! Easy to work with, very professional, the crowd loved them, they sounded great — I only have wonderful things to say!
I’m sure I’ll be reaching out to you to book them again in the future :)
— Stacy E. - Arch Grants
The committee really enjoyed the band and heard a lot of great feedback from the crowd. ‘What a professional and engaging band’ was said more than once. Lots of compliments for both of the lead singers! I must say – the help they gave me and those who used the stage and their microphone was the best.

They were truly just great people! Thank you for suggesting them.
The LustreLights played our law school formal ball and everybody loved the band! They were professional, amenable, and so very much fun! Starting the night with a Stevie Wonder classic was brilliant! Very highly recommend.
— Jacob W.
So much musical variety and excellence!!! Love it! Bring your dancing shoes, you won’t be able to sit still!!!
Fantastic group with a rich sound. well done, Kara & co.!
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Song list 


• A-Ha – Take On Me 

• ABBA – Dancing Queen 

• Adele – Hello 

• Adele – Make You Feel My Love 

• Adele – Rolling in the Deep 

• Alanis Morissette – You Oughta Know 

• Al Green – Let’s Stay Together 

• Amy Winehouse – Rehab 

• Amy Winehouse – Valerie 

• Aretha Franklin – (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman 

• Aretha Franklin – Chain of Fools 

• Aretha Franklin – I Say A Little Prayer 

• Aretha Franklin – Respect 

• B-52’s – Loveshack 

• Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way 

• Bell Biv DeVoe – Poison 

• Ben E. King – Stand By Me 

• Beyoncé – Love On Top 

• Beyoncé – Single Ladies 

• Beyoncé – Deja Vu 

• Billy Idol – Dancing With Myself 

• Blues Brothers – Soul Man 

• Bobby Brown – My Prerogative 

• Bon Jovi – Livin’ on a Prayer 

• Britney Spears – Hit Me Baby One More Time 

• Britney Spears – Toxic 

• Bruno Mars – 24K Magic 

• Bruno Mars – Finesse 

• Bruno Mars – Locked Out of Heaven 

• Bruno Mars – Marry You 

• Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like 

• Bruno Mars – Treasure 

• Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk 

• Camilla Cabello – Havana 

• Calvin Harris – Feel So Close 

• Cee Lo Green – Forget You 

• Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody 

• Chris Stapleton – Tennessee Whiskey 

• Coldplay – Viva la Vida 

• Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want to Have Fun 

• Daft Punk – Get Lucky 

• Darius Rucker – Wagon Wheel 

• David Bowie – Let’s Dance 

• DNCE – Cake by the Ocean 

• Dua Lipa – New Rules 

• Earth Wind & Fire – September 

• Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You 

• Elton John – Bennie & The Jets 

• Elton John – Tiny Dancer 

• Etta James – At Last 

• Fountains of Wayne – Stacy’s Mom 

• Four Tops – I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) 

• Frank Sinatra – The Way You Look Tonight 

• Garth Brooks – Friends in Low Places 

• George Michael – Faith 

• Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive 

• Gnarls Barkley – Crazy 

• Guns N’ Roses – Sweet Child of Mine 

• Hall & Oates – You Make My Dreams 

• Huey Lewis & The News – Power of Love 

• James Brown – I Got You (I Feel Good) 

• James Brown – Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag 

• Janelle Monae – The Way You Make Me Feel 

• Jason Derulo – Want to Want Me 

• Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj – Bang Bang 

• Joan Jett – I Love Rock ‘n Roll 

• Journey – Anyway You Want It 

• Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’ 

• Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop the Feeling! 

• Justin Timberlake – Señorita 

• Justin Timberlake – Sexyback 

• Justin Timberlake – Suit and Tie 

• Kanye West, Jamie Foxx – Gold Digger 

• Katy Perry – California Gurls 

• Katy Perry – Chained to the Rhythm 

• Katy Perry – Teenage Dream 

• Kelly Clarkson – Since U Been Gone 

• Kenny Loggins – Danger Zone 

• Lady Antebellum – Bartender 

• Lady Antebellum – Need You Now 

• Lady Gaga – Born This Way 

• Lady Gaga – Just Dance 

• Lady Gaga – Pokerface 

• Lauryn Hill – Doo Wop (That Thing) 

• Leon Bridges – Coming Home 

• Lorde – Royals 

• Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World 

• Madonna – Holiday

• Madonna – Material Girl 

• Madonna – Vogue 

• MAGIC! – Rude 

• Maren Morris – My Church 

• Maren Morris – The Middle 

• Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger 

• Maroon 5 – This Love 

• Maroon 5 – Sugar 

• Marvin Gaye – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough 

• Marvin Gaye – How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) 

• Marvin Gaye – I Heard It Through The Grapevine 

• Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass 

• Meghan Trainor – Dear Future Husband 

• Meghan Trainor – Lips are Movin 

• Meghan Trainor – Me Too 

• Michael Jackson – Billie Jean 

• Michael Jackson – PYT 

• Michael Jackson – Thriller 

• Michael Jackson – Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ 

• Miley Cyrus – Party in the USA 

• Mr. Big – To Be with You 

• Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It 

• Nat King Cole – Unforgettable 

• Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline 

• Norah Jones – Don’t Know Why 

• Outkast – Hey Ya! 

• Paramore – Ain’t It Fun 

• Pat Benatar – Hit Me With Your Best Shot 

• Patti LaBelle – Lady Marmalade 

• Pharrell – Happy 

• Pink – Get the Party Started 

• Pink – Raise Your Glass 

• Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still 

• Prince – Kiss 

• Prince – Let’s Go Crazy 

• Prince – I Would Die 4 U 

• Prince – Purple Rain 

• Queen – Another One Bites the Dust 

• Ray LaMontagne – You Are the Best Thing 

• Rick Springfield – Jesse’s Girl 

• Rihanna – Diamonds 

• Rihanna – Umbrella 

• Rihanna – We Found Love 

• Rihanna – Rude Boy 

• Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines 

• Santana, Michelle Branch – The Game of Love 

• Santana – Smooth 

• Sara Bareilles – Love Song 

• Shania Twain – Man! I Feel Like a Woman 

• Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back 

• Shawn Mendes – Stitches 

• Sheryl Crow – All I Wanna Do 

• Sister Sledge – We Are Family 

• Stevie Wonder – Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) 

• Stevie Wonder – Superstition 

• Survivor – Eye of the Tiger 

• Taylor Swift – Love Story 

• Taylor Swift – Shake It Off 

• The Beach Boys – God Only Knows 

• The Beatles – In My Life 

• The Black-Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling 

• The Cars – Just What I Needed 

• The Commodores – Brick House 

• The Cure – Friday, I’m in Love 

• The Isley Brothers – Shout 

• The Jackson 5 – I Want You Back 

• The Killers – Mr. Brightside 

• The Outfield – Your Love 

• The Supremes – Baby Love 

• The Supremes – You Can’t Hurry Love 

• The Temptations – My Girl 

• The Temptations – Ain’t Too Proud to Beg 

• The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face 

• The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army 

• Third Eye Blind – Semi Charmed Life 

• Tina Turner – Proud Mary 

• TLC – No Scrubs 

• TLC – Waterfalls 

• Toto – Africa 

• Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl 

• Walk the Moon – Shut Up and Dance 

• Whitney Houston – How Will I Know 

• Whitney Houston – I’m Every Woman 

• Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody 

• Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music 

• Wilson Pickett – Land of 1000 Dances 

• Wilson Pickett – Mustang Sally 

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