Meet the Band

The Ralph Butler Band has been in existence for over thirty years ...

" ... and I Ralph have had the good fortune to play with and for some wonderful entertainers at some great places from Los Angeles, Toronto, Singapore to St .Louis."

Many of the band's past musicians have gone on to play with big name acts, such as Vanessa Williams, Barbara Mandrel, Reba Mcintire, the Four Tops and other famous performers.  It brings me a great amount of happiness and pride to know that they had the talent to have outstanding musical careers.  Members of the current band will more than likely go on to obtain successful musical careers in the future.   Such great talent ... Come out to see us, I’m sure you’ll agree.


Members Bio

Ralph Butler


The Ralph Butler, the groups leader and namesake, is a mature entertainer who loves his job.

He is always looking for ways to reinvent his music and band while keeping a solid foundation of time proven favorites. 



Fred Spencer



Fred is yet another fine young musician bringing his strong sense of rhythmic grooves to our ensemble. Working with several groups in town and in church Fred is always out there honing and growing in his more than ample skills.



Paul Deming


Paul, Guitarist for the Ralph Butler Band for some six years

Paul has proven to be a valued asset to the band. Well respected both on and off stage. An excellent musician and recording artist. He's got the spirit and he'll pass it along to you through his playing. He even sings a few songs. Come listen--we think you'll like it.

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Gerry Liebmann

gerryGerry has a wonderful knowledge of the keyboard.

He lays down a foundation that holds the music together and fills it out. Playing horn and string parts to augment the ensemble in addition to traditional keyboard parts. He is also an excellent soloist. I especially like it when he gets going on the organ solos. He is a veteran musician who has played with many groups in the area over the years. Always a good attitude and he's been known to party (responsibly) from time to time. Gerry the ivory tickler!



Chris Watrous


Chris is a very talented young Bassist. We first worked together with Tom Byrne and when I asked if he’d perform with our group I had high hopes. He has not let me down.

I look forward to the future and to see as well as hear what and where his talents will lead him.





Trumpet, Trombone & Vocals

Kevin is what I would call, “quite a character.” Quite a horn player too. He’s the music director for the Webster Groves High School Jazz Band. He’s a jokester with a sense of humor that will sometimes cause you to feel like you’d split your sides laughing. He adds a touch of class to our sound with his expert trumpet and trombone stylings. With the talent and attitude to play wherever he chooses, he’d be a compliment to any band and now he’s performing with us. He sings a bit too!


gigiGigi Darr

Gigi Darr is a stylish, gifted, versatile, and experienced solo pianist that is available for private parties, dinners, weddings, memorials, and corporate events. Her sound is elegant and her repertoire is extensive ... playing pop, easy listening, jazz standards and classical music.

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Helpful Info

Not sure if you are looking for the trio or full band? No worries, let us help you decided which is best suited for your event. Complete the Booking form today and we will contact you to discuss your upcoming event and make sure you will make the right decisions.

Upcoming Event

Frank Leta / Ameristar Casino
12-16-2017 7:00 pm
Category:  The Band
Military Ball
12-22-2017 7:00 pm
Category:  The Band
The Ritz Lobby - Band
12-23-2017 9:00 pm
Category:  The Band
Moore Painting Christmas Party
12-29-2017 8:00 pm
Category:  The Band
Seele Wedding Reception - City Museum 3rd Floor
12-30-2017 6:00 pm
Category:  The Band
Queen of Hearts Masquerade Ball
02-10-2018 8:00 pm
Category:  Band Business

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