Guilty Pleasure delivers an irresistible groove that fills you with joy and moves both body and soul!

Get ready to let loose and dance the night away with Guilty Pleasure, the ultimate party band! A dynamic seven-piece band from Boise, Idaho, we've been wowing audiences since 2017 with top-flight performances of the greatest dance hits from the 1960s to today. Led by our unparalleled vocal talent, the fabulous Mary Houston, we serve up delicious, danceable soul, funk, rock and disco – guaranteed to get everyone moving!

Whether you're looking for a cover band to rock your wedding reception, a dance band to liven up your next corporate event, or a soulful ensemble to set the mood at a social gathering, Guilty Pleasure has you covered. With years of pro experience, we know how to read the room and keep the party going all night long. From smooth ballads to high-energy pop hits, there's something for everyone.

Our premium high-end audio equipment delivers crystal clear sound that fills the house (or the mountainside!). Our audio and light technicians are master professionals. Guilty Pleasure can handle every aspect of planning, technology, and setup for your event, including emcee services.

We invite you to book Guilty Pleasure now for an unforgettable night filled with great music and supremely good vibes. We can't wait to bring the party your way!


Each of these short medley videos showcases several great songs. You’ll be amazed at the diversity of the tunes! Visit us on Facebook or YouTube for more videos.

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* Video shooting and production: Zack Gaylen. Audio production: Peter Billings.

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July 27, 2024
Guilty Pleasure in the shade at McCleary’s on State: 8-11pm
Super excited to be at McCleary's for the first time this year! Great food & drinks in a wonderful patio atmosphere. Plenty of room! Don't miss it!

Meet The Band

Guilty Pleasure is a totally unique, top-flight group of some of the most experienced and talented
musicians in the Treasure Valley. Consummate professionals and true music-lovers all, we will uplift you
with sparkling renditions of some of your favorite songs of all time. And no one can top the unparalleled
voice of Mary Houston, our lead vocalist. You’ve got to hear her for yourself!

Lead vocalist Mary Houston grew up in Boise’s North End. While she sang throughout her youth in school choirs, her skills on piano meant that she often ended up accompanying others instead of singing! But in 2010 she stepped out from behind the keyboard to begin singing with an early version of Guilty Pleasure. Mary quickly blossomed into a crowd favorite, especially on her covers of Aretha Franklin!
Vocalist and percussionist Neesee Engebrecht has been singing alongside Mary Houston for years. Their extensive vocal history really shows every time these two hit those great vocal harmonies! Alongside her work in Guilty Pleasure, Neesee brings her great voice to church, where she's been helping lead services for more than 20 years. She provides a lively stage sparkle as well as auxiliary percussion to the band’s performances.
Saxophonist Keegan Saunders has been carving out his corner of the music scene in Boise for 15 years. After graduating from Boise State University with a degree in music, he has performed with a plethora of local legends and groups such as Boise Straight Ahead, Up is the Down is the, Mckenna Esteb, and Sandon Mayhew, and has performed at Gene Harris Jazz Festival and Treefort music festival. Keegan is a participating board member in the Boise Jazz Society, and is always looking for ways to share new music with the community.
A longtime fixture on the Boise musical scene, keyboardist Russ Pfeiffer has played with many of Boise’s best bands, including Justin Sayne, House of Hoi Polloi, The Rebecca Scott Decision, The Ned Evett Group, and Spindlebomb. Throughout his career Russ has also shared the stage with such musical greats such as ZZ Top, Jimmy Cliff, Ani de Franco, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, The Wailers, The B52’s, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, The Neville Brothers, Los Lobos, Ronnie James Dio, and Night Ranger.
While guitarist Tim Spangberg enjoys and plays multiple styles of music, his first love is 80's hard rock. Tim comes to Guilty Pleasure with over 30 years of live performances, including nightclubs, parties, civic concerts, and Christian worship services. In 2011, he won the San Jose’s Guitar Center “King of the Blues” competition. He has also recorded six original music guitar-oriented albums, ranging from acoustic to classic metal (not to mention two sound track albums for a law firm!).
Drummer and wannabe Love Shack superstar Peter Billings began playing in the early 80s in the Boise underground scene. A multi-instrumentalist, he played bass in new wave prog rock band Theory. After a stint in Santa Cruz with the alt-pop band Life Away from Trees, he moved to New England and played in the neo-psychedelic group Puce Escalator and the grungy-gritty power trio Little Kisses All Over. Over the years, and from San Francisco to Tokyo, Peter has formed numerous ensembles for special occasions. Back in Boise after years in Japan, he played bass with Happy People for several years before forming the present version of Guilty Pleasure in 2017.
Bassist and Guilty Pleasure founding member Jack Hourcade is a native of New Orleans, and grew up immersed in the jazz and blues rhythms of that city. Since the 1980s Jack played bass and guitar with Boise bands Flashback, Loose Change, and JoyRide. Over the years Jack has shared the stage or opened for such artists as Steppenwolf, Johnny Rivers, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Foghat, the Association, Uriah Heep, the Box Tops, and Rare Earth.

Thanks to our beloved former members!

Guilty Pleasure would not be where it is today without the contributions of our beloved former members and dear friends John Fast, Phil Dean, Jeremy Schrepple, Megumi Billings, Jim Sola, Russel Loper, and David Tufts. Thanks y’all!


Top notch live band for corporate dinner
I hired Guilty Pleasure for a corporate dinner with about 150 guests, and I couldn't have been more pleased with my experience working with them! From start to finish, including answering all of my preliminary event questions, to their song list, to their professionalism -- they exceeded my expectations and guests continue to say how much they enjoyed Guilty Pleasure. They came prepared, set up quickly and provided background music and a technician so I didn't have to think about anything related to music. I've never worked with a band at an event who were so caring about making the experience the best for guests, and were so knowledgeable and willing to answer my questions. It was one of the best bands I've come across in several years of hiring bands for corporate events - they are all exceptional musicians and made it a fun night!
Kelli R
Fun, professional, and had everyone dancing!
Guilty Pleasure is always a pleasure to work with. Their high-energy performances get everyone up dancing and singing along to the awesome song selection. I would recommend them to anyone looking to bring fun and talent to their event!
Kate S
Great work party entertainment
We hired Guilty Pleasure for our 10 yr anniversary work party up at Bogus Basin July 2023. We got to hand pick the playlist from their large selection based on our audience since families were invited. Kids danced and we could even hear the music while going up and down the chair lift and other activities on the grounds. 10/10 recommend!
Krista W
Guilty Pleasure ... ALWAYS a GREAT time!!!
My wife and I have seen Guilty Pleasure several times - our go-to band when we want a quick night of fun, friends, dancing ... and great music! Amazing singers. Talented musicians. Cool people ... So cool, we booked them for our wedding! Second-best decision we've ever made - right behind getting married. Love you guys!!!!
Mike & Temple P
They get everyone up dancing!!
I can't say enough good things about Guilty Pleasure!! They are the most upbeat, fun, engaging band around. I hired them to play at my daughter's 40th birthday party. The age range of the guests was 8 years old to 90 with most of the guests being around the age of the birthday girl. EVERYONE was up dancing when they were playing - regardless of age or even a bit of rain! They were so easy to work with...Communication prior to the event was seamless. They were on time, professional and super talented and fun! I will definitely hire them for my next event!
~ Kathi W
Guilty Pleasure is GUILTY!
Guilty Pleasure performed for my wife's birthday party at a private venue and they blew the doors off the place. We had about 70 guests and ALL of them were up dancing and cheering at some point. (Even the one in a leg cast.) Their playlist was awesome, and they even learned some new songs at my request. It was the best party we've ever had. It was my first experience with them. They were really professional, great musically, super easy to work with, and really FUN! I would recommend them to anyone and hope to have them again for a party of ours.
~ Mike A
Great band!
I’ve booked this band for years at the best locations in Boise. Great dance cover band, very fun and professional. Terrific song list and great at reading the crowd to get people up and dancing. Perfect for holiday parties, weddings and summer festivals/events. Definitely on my short list of go to bands.
~ Jason S

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    We love to entertain at weddings, birthday parties, corporate events, and more! Just reach out and we’ll customize our performance to make your dreams come true!

    Favorite Venues

    Here are some of our favorite venues and events, just to give you an idea of the quality establishments and event-holders who’ve asked us to entertain. Not listed are the many private engagements we’ve done. Contact us for references!

    • The Sapphire Room

    • Hillcrest Country Club

    • Blue Lakes Country Club

    • Boise State University, Football Homecoming Game, Official Tailgate Zone

    • Twin Falls Tonight Downtown, Outdoor Concert Series

    • The Sandbar at the Riverside Hotel

    • Eagle Fun Days

    • Eagle Concerts in the Park Series

    • Morrison Center & Lost Grove Summer Park Concert Series

    • Meridian Concerts on Broadway

    • Eagle Creek Homeowners Association

    • Bogus Basin

    • Big Al’s

    • Ironwood Bar & Grill

    • WilliB’s Saloon

    • The Hideaway Bar & Grill

    • The Gathering Place

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    We love to entertain at weddings, birthday parties, corporate events, and more! Just reach out and we’ll customize our performance to make your dreams come true!

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