About Us

Agent 99 – Ohio’s Premier 70’s Band!
“Fleetwood Mac Meets The Pretenders…and Takes A Free Ride…in The Cars!”


Agent 99 is a 6-piece cover band that has been entertaining in Ohio, from Lake Erie to the Ohio River, for almost 20 years, delivering a high energy show of carefully selected and masterfully performed seminal pop/rock songs of the 70’s to their audiences, defending the musical claim, “The Best Music You Forgot You Loved”!

When Agent 99 takes the stage, you see why all ages find a connection to great music, and to each other, while enjoying it… Agent 99 is comprised of seasoned professionals, who happen to love what they’re doing, and it shows. They are at home on stages entertaining festivals, clubs, corporate and reception crowds - and are just as comfortable with low-keyed jazzy dinner sets as non-stop club dance sets.  Tight musicianship and singular vocals, complete with lush harmonies, make Agent 99 predominant in their genre, and their accessibility, sense of humor and fun, keeps their loyal fans coming back for more and event planners calling each year.  Come on out and see what all the fuss is about!

Just remember: you can do The Hustle…and you might Shake Your Booty, and we’re not even ruling out getting down tonight at the Carwash…but, please! Everybody will please refrain from Kung Foo Fighting. 
 

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References Feedback

"We've gotten GREAT feedback on Agent 99. Thank you for joining us for such a special night!" - Rachel E. Heine Executive Director
Hilliard Education Foundation, regarding fundraiser event at Darby Dan Farms 11/14


 We had a great time and everyone really enjoyed Agent 99. Our parties are not known for people dancing and they actually got people out there so it was really fun. They are definitely a band I would recommend to others and look to use again. Thank you! - Accenture, Inc. Holiday Party 12/9/11 - (feedback from client to Class Acts that booked Agent 99 for this event)

Just came home from a wedding where Agent 99 played and they were phenomenal, playing all the favorites from various decades and getting everyone up on the dance floor (even me!) to dance! The young ones and the white-haired grammas and grampas alike were out there shakin' it. I highly recommend Agent 99 and would like to look into having them do our next reunion! - Ellen Clark, "BearAlums.com"

'You were wonderful to work with. We have heard lots of positives on Agent 99. Again, thank you! We really enjoyed having you! If I hear of anyone needing a band I will definately recommend you!'
Becky W., The McComb Festival

'We came to the Praire Township Fire Dept. Fish Fry, June 26, 2010, and were pleasantly surprised to hear your band. Wow. We really enjoyed your music.  I thought I had died and gone to heaven. Thanks for such good music and vocals. It was so enjoyable. We hope to hear your band again soon.'
Marji and Dick Whitman, Columbus
 
'Loved your Celina show!'
 John Zerkle, Tipp City

"I just love you guys.....I will definitely have another party so I can have your awesome band play"
-Lisa Panos, Fundraiser for Flying Horse Farms


 "Agent 99 kept the dance floor packed the whole night.
They made me look good at our largest and most diverse member event of the winter"
-Michael Will, Clubhouse Mgr, Worthington Hills Country Club

“Everyone loved it – a breath of fresh air”
- Vita Marinello, Music On The Lawn Series,
Grandview Public Library 

 “Agent 99 has entertained our festival for the past three years - We call them every year”
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Patrick Mulligan , Event Organizer, St. Mathias Festival - Columbus, Ohio

 "Really professional and great fun, too.
We have recommended them to several friends that were planning weddings after ours."
-Ron & Laura Davis,
Worthington, Ohio

 "Thank you; you don't know how many comments I got on you guys -
they loved you! My boss was amazed and impressed.
Next time we need a band, we know who we are going to ask”

-Jason Hollern, 2005 ANS Conference Event, Hyatt Regency,
Columbus, Ohio

"Thanks  for everything!!! You guys rocked!!!
-Anthony & Christina Mancuso, Summer Party, Blacklick, Ohio


 "I saw you and had to have you"
-Dave Favorite,
Piqua Eagles Club

 "Awesome band. Customers said they were they best we’ve ever had”
-Marika Gross, Manager, JF Walleyes,
Middle Bass Island , Lake Erie  

My husband and I could not have been happier with having Agent 99 play our wedding. They were helpful in advance with planning out the details, including some that we hadn't considered otherwise. Their energy and playlist was fun, as evidenced by the number of compliments to the band noted to us by our guests. I, myself, am especially happy with their effort to learn and perform our first song... flawlessly! We highly recommend them for your consideration. -Melanie F, Glouster, OH 

I hired Agent 99 to perform at our Fraternity Spring Formal event. The following is a message I sent to the band a few days after the performance which I think it sums up our satisfaction with Agent 99: Joe, I just wanted to let you know that our fraternity and our dates had an awesome time Saturday night. You guys were incredible and helped put the party way above anything we've done in the past. We look forward to booking you all again, most likely sometime in early to mid October. Thanks again for a great time. -Nick -Nick P, Columbus, OH


 

Facebook testamonial after a club show 1/23/15

Facebook testamonial after a club show 1/23/15

Members

 

BOWLING, Tom: lead guitar, vocals
CIARDELLI, Joe: keyboards, vocals
CLARK, Mike: bass guitar, vocals
HUGHES, Nancy: rhythm guitar, vocals
WHIPPLE, Scott: drums, vocals
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Song List

Some of the Songs Agent 99 Plays:

50 Ways To Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon
At Last – Etta James
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown – Jim Croce
Big, Yellow Taxi – Joni Mitchell
Boogie, Oogie, Oogie – Taste of Honey
Boogie Shoes - KC & The Sunshine Band
Build Me Up, Buttercup – The Foundations
Car Wash – Rolls Royce
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Dancing In The Moonlight - King Harvest
Evil Woman - ELO

Fire – The Pointer Sisters
Free Ride – Edgar Winter
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Harden My Heart - Quarterflash
I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash
I Feel The Earth Move – Carol King
I Saw The Light - Todd Rundgren
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
Jive Talkin - The Bee Gees

Joy To The World – Three Dog Night
Killing Me Softly – Roberta Flack

Let’s Dance – David Bowie
Let's Go - The Cars
Lonely Boy - Andrew Gold
Low Rider - ZZTop
Maggie May - Rod Stewart

Mamma Mia - ABBA
No Matter What – Badfinger
Oh, What A Night – The Four Seasons

Say You Love Me – Fleetwood Mac
Still The One – Orleans
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Sweet Home
Alabama – Lynnyrd Skynnyrd
Vehicle - Ides Of March

Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
What I Like About You – The Romantics

When Will I Be Loved – Linda Ronstadt
You Make Loving Fun – Fleetwood Mac
You’re So Vain – Carly Simon