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Packin' fiery hot horns, rhythm and Detroit's top vocal talent,

PACKIN HEAT lights up the stage with the best R&B, Rock and Pop

for an exciting and unforgettable concert going experience.

Get ready to dance! 


Packin Heat was born of the vision and passion of professional musicians from Detroit and surrounding areas and has been entertaining audiences since 2016. The band soon found that adding its signature horn-driven arrangements to a solid catalog of top 40 hits was the perfect recipe for turning up the heat on the dance floor. Add to that the band's love for lush, layered vocal harmonies and it's clear why Packin Heat is the         perfect band for festivals, weddings, parties and private events.


"Forged by a Passion for Musical Excellence and a Love for Entertaining Audiences"

The band is anchored by a solid 4-piece rhythm section featuring Detroit's own Jerry Mangona on keys/vocals, Brent Marvin on bass, Joe Miller on guitar/vocals/trumpet 

and at drums/percusion/vocals, Rick "T-Bird" Thompson!

The Heat horn section adds the fire with veteran horn players John Murphy on trumpet, Jason Polley on trombone/vocals and Ted "the fed" Maciag on tenor sax.

The Heat horns give the band that unmistakable "horn sound".

Fronting the band, Packin Heat is fortunate to have recently acquired two of Detroit's top vocal talents, Jose Hamilton and Allyson Bozenski.  Dancing, mixing it up and having fun, this magnetic duo is captivating audiences wherever they perform.  


Packin Heat focused its first few years performing at dances, weddings and private events, entertaining live audiences from Metro Detroit to northern Michigan. More recently the band has performed at summer festivals from Metro Detroit to Saginaw including shows in Dearborn, Corktown, Canton and Livonia as well as regular appearances at the Detroit Yacht Club on Belle Isle. The band was also featured in a recent episode of Scott Boatright's 11 Mile Sessions Live. 


Allyson and Jose bring a fresh new look and sound to the band that's both fun and exciting so Packin Heat is expecting a busy year. In addition to scheduled private events, details will soon be out for an open dance party in Dearborn at the Maltese American Community Club on April 29th (watch for tickets) as well as other public appearances. The band is currently booking for 2023 and beyond. 

Packin Heat Band LLC

8395 Carole Lane

Fenton, MI 48430


John Murphy - President

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