Synergy | G.L. Berg Entertainment


Variety Band

SYNERGY has performed at corporate events in Bermuda, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Toronto, Belize, Bahamas, Puerto Rico and most major U.S. cities. The incredibly talented vocalists and musicians in SYNERGY are among the very best in the country.

SYNERGY’s repertoire includes something for everyone. From Classic Swing to Motown and 70’s & 80’s Disco to today’s “chart toppers”, SYNERGY does it all. Every performance is custom designed for each client.  In addition, current Top 40, R & B, Classic Rock, Jazz, and Swing are all part of SYNERGY’s eclectic repertoire, including the following sample song list:

I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
Rolling In the Deep – ADELE
Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
Mercy – Duffy
Bad Romance – Lady GAGA
Forget You – Cee Lo Green
Just Dance – Lady GAGA
Dynamite – Taio Cruz
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
Sugar – Maroon Five
Don’t Stop Believin – Journey
Living On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
Faithfully – Journey
You Shook Me All Night Long – ACDC
We Are Family – Sister Sledge

A testament to SYNERGY’s world-class performance is its high number of repeat performances for national and international companies.  They were also listed as one of the hottest bands in the country by Modern Bride Magazine, and have received awards and recognition from The Knot’s “Best of Weddings,” Minnesota Bride Magazine, and Minneapolis St. Paul Wedding Magazine.

DICK WHITBECK’s versatility as a musical director was developed through vast experience as a music producer, composer, arranger, conductor, and trumpet player working in theater, nightclubs, the concert stage, recording studios and on the corporate entertainment scene.

He became Musical Director for the world renowned Guthrie Theater at age 24 – the youngest musical director ever for the Guthrie. During his 12 years as musical director, he composed original scores for over 25 productions from “King Lear” to “A Streetcar Named Desire”.

Concurrent with his work for the Guthrie, Mr. Whitbeck became Resident Conductor and Music Contractor for the Carlton Celebrity Room where he provided music support for some of the biggest names in show business history: Tony Bennett, Bob Hope, Gladys Knight, Johnny Mathis, Smokey Robinson, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Wayne Newton, Don Rickles, Jerry Lewis and Loretta Lynn to name just a few.

Dick has also composed, arranged, and produced music for television and radio commercials. His credits include Betty Crocker, Dinty Moore, Old Dutch Potato Chips, Pillsbury, Levi’s, Northwest Airlines and many more.

Dick created the house bands for Rupert’s Nightclubs in Minneapolis, St. Louis and Atlanta and was Rupert’s Musical Director for 10 years.

“As if arranging, directing and playing great music was not enough, you also handled speaker introductions and interacted with VIPs and our guest M.C. This added yet another dimension to the value that you and SYNERGY brought to the show. It sure takes the worry out of producing a top-notch show when you are on the team”…. MARK THOMSON

Recent Performances

  • Edina Rotary
  • Martin Williams Advertising
  • Pepsi
  • Minnesota Executives Organization
  • Pitney Bowes
  • Fourth Shift
  • Minnesota Rubber
  • Challenge Printing
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • American Express
  • Delkor
  • Investment Advisors, Inc.
  • Eco Labs
  • Eastbay
  • Deloitte & Touche
  • Andersen Consulting
  • Arby’s
  • Aveda
  • Regis
  • Motorola
  • Health Risk Management
  • NCR
  • Norwest Mortgage
  • Mobil Oil
  • Silicon Graphics
  • Fairview Hospitals
  • Allstate Insurance
  • Atlantis Casino
  • Lake Of The Torches Casino
  • Sears
  • Prudential Investments
  • Zinpro Digital Equipment Corp
  • Supervalu
  • Electronic Data Systems
  • Nordstrom’s
  • Dorsey Whitney
  • UCARE Minnesota
  • Rider Bennett
  • Bigos Management
  • SC Johnson
  • Grand Falls Casino
  • Mystic Lake Casino
  • St Olaf College
  • Unimed Prairie Meadows Casino
  • Bandag Atlantis Casino
  • Lillehie Heart Institute
  • Park Nicollet Foundation
  • Children’s Hospital
  • Starkey
  • Iowa State University
  • Assurant
  • World Presidents’ Organization
  • Allianze

“Without a doubt, SYNERGY is the finest entertainment available for our final night party.”
–TAP Pharmaceutical (Orlando)

“I cannot say enough about how great a job you did as Musical Director on the day show and then again with SYNERGY in the evening program.”
–NCR (Atlantis Casino, Bahamas)

“Bandag has treated its dealers to all kinds of premium entertainment through the years-from the Dixie Chicks to Barry Manilow, from Chubby Checker to Alabama. However, without doubt the most talked about entertainment we have ever provided have been the shows produced by Dick Whitbeck and SYNERGY.”
–Bandag (Kaua’i)

“I have never been to a function where the entire group was dancing and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. This night was better than any New Year’s Eve bash I have ever attended.”
–Motorola (Maui)

“SYNERGY was the hit of the Decathlon program in Maui. Our attendees from 35 countries all raved about your performance.”
–Ann L.

“SYNERGY did an outstanding job for our client, Merck, in New Orleans.”
–Mark F.

“After hearing a number of wedding bands, when we went to hear SYNERGY play, my now-husband and I knew immediately that SYNERGY was going to be our band. They have the perfect energy for generating a great party. Their song list was extensive. They were professional and sounded GREAT. They were able to accommodate us when we wanted to have a song that was not on their list for our first dance. Our dance floor was packed throughout the night, and I have heard from multiple guests that our band was great!”
–Wedding client

“I love Synergy! They are such an amazing wedding band! We had such a blast at our wedding with them. They played such a variety of songs and kept everyone on the dance floor all night! The dance floor was literally packed from 8pm til midnight. They were just so great and great to work with! We had never seen Synergy perform prior to our reception but had heard that they were a great wedding band. They did not disappoint. Our guests had a fantastic time and danced all night long. At the end of the day they put on an awesome performance which definitely helped make our wedding a fantastic party.”
–Wedding client

“We hired Synergy as our wedding band, and opted for 10-pieces, which included three vocalists. We were more than happy with their performance! All of the singers and other band-members were very talented – they had a very professional, clean sound. The range of the group was impressive – from Sinatra to Black Eyed Peas. Having Synergy, a high-quality, professional band, had a huge impact on the reception. Our guests (and my husband and I), just couldn’t stop dancing! Even at midnight, when things ended, people of all ages were still going strong on the dance floor. The band just provides so much energy that people want to keep going – it made the evening so much fun! I’d highly recommend this band!”
–Wedding client

“I knew they were good – but they were REALLY good! 3 singers, all with gorgeous, powerful voices. They really hit the songs well. They knew how to work the crowd and keep the dance floor going. The music quality was superb!”
–Wedding client

“I have to say that Synergy was OUT OF THIS world. They were so amazing, they made my reception. All 250 of our guests literally stayed until the reception was over @1:00am because the band was sooo good. Everyone danced. All of our guests commented on how great they were and that it was the best band they had ever heard at a reception, hands down. Dick Whitbeck is a dream to work with and so talented. We had three singers and a 10 piece band. You can choose the size of the band and he will create it for your perfect day!”
–Wedding client

“Chris and I would like to thank you and your band “Synergy” for an outstanding performance. You all make beautiful music together and are SO entertaining!! My whole body aches from dancing the night away. Our guests of all ages from 20’s to 80’s loved the music. The dance floor was busy all night! I had countless compliments on your band. You play great music and you gave a tremendous show! Thanks so much for giving your all to our special night!”
–Bride’s parents

Pricing for each act varies depending on a number of factors including: location of the event; popularity of the date; routing for each act; type of event; single or multiple day performances; length of show, etc. To get a specific and accurate quote for your event please contact our office by clicking here or calling (888) 654-6901. We respond very quickly to answer all our clients’ questions.