Dance Bands

On this page are some of our favorite dance, party and event bands. Our talent roster includes many of the East Coast’s most sought after performers and recording session players.

We list our prices.  We believe clients are entitled to know the price range of a band before they call.  Prices on bands can vary (like hotel rooms) depending on time of year, day of the week, location and number of band members.

We can help you select the very best band for your event.  This is only a selection of our many bands; if you don’t see what you are looking for on this page, please call or send us an email and let us know what you have in mind.  We know and trust all the bands featured below and have no hesitation in recommending any of them; but we also recognize that choice of live music is a personal  decision.
 
Please contact us anytime at   202.232.4942   washbest@gmail.com
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  Amaretto    $4500 – $6500

AMARETTO is one the East Coast’s most requested dance bands, bringing the excitement of an authentic club band to the intimacy of a private event.Fresh and contemporary, but also solidly classic, this group has been featured at major venues in Washington, DC, Baltimore, New York, Richmond, Nashville, and Chicago.

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 DC Fusion Named 2015 Best Wedding Band By Northern Virginia Magazine

DC Fusion has quickly become one of the region’s most in-demand dance bands, and it’s easy to see why. No smoke and mirrors here – what you see is what you get: three remarkable vocalists backed by world-class musicians, doing what they love to do.

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  Top of the Rock Band

$3500 – $4500

The product of an intense collaboration of two of New York City’s most accomplished vocalists joined by three outstanding instrumentalists on keyboards, drums, and guitar, Top of the Rock is quite simply the top when it comes to rock – and so much more.

Delivering continuous high energy and dance, this New York based party band, Top of the Rock offers a wide ranging appeal from the latest in hip hop and R&B; to now classic 80s and 90s hits; to Motown and swing. We also offer a special “unplugged” set featuring acoustic guitar, bass, and percussion.

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The Rockits  $1500 –   $2500

Robin, Billy, Phil, Mike, Peter…

and direct from Hawaii, ‘Eyes’ on sax! 

​​SIX professionals from top DC, MD, VA co

The Best ‘Boomer Rock’ and ‘Party Pop’ from these DC area favorites!          

A FUN, reliable, versatile, affordable wedding, corporate, club, party band featuring 250 classic songs in all genres! POP, Funk, Rock, Country, Motown, Disco, R’nB and Soul. And good time Rock ‘n Roll!  

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PG and ROBIN, a dynamic duo from DC. Book worldwide for weddings, corporate events, reunions and parties. 

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Invitation

 is an exciting, energetic band which can put the perfect touch on any occasion.

From light easy cocktail and dinner music to current hits to motown, disco, soul, rock country and jazz, Invitation will provide the music you want to hear.

We can perform with our dynamic vocalists and rhythm section, add the sax or trumpet, or add our swinging 3 piece horn section.

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The Rollex Band

The Rollex Band is a seven-piece band based out of the Baltimore/Washington area. The band has been together for 15 years performing for weddings, corporate affairs, clubs, parties, opening for national recording artists, and also backing up recording artists. The band consists of a Bass guitar, Lead guitar, Drums, Keyboards, and two Lead vocalists. The band members are very versatile, performing as musicians, lead vocalists and background vocalists.

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The Jimi Smooth Band

 

Originating in our nation’s capitol, Jimi Smooth is a versatile and multi-talented group of professionals. Jimi Smooth & Hit Time is considered by many as D.C.’s “hottest group” and fastly covering the eastern seaboard with their reputation of style, flare and musical talents.

Inspired by various groups, Jimi Smooth & Hit Time developed a unique manner, which singles them out as a very explosive self-contained conglomerate of musical efforts.

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The Exclusives $3000 –  $5000

One of the hottest professional Dance and Cover Bands in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, The Exclusives will turn your special event into a fun and memorable experience.

Performing some of the greatest hits of today and yesterday, The Exclusives will put on a show that will “wow” your guests with choreography, sound and lighting that engages all in enjoyment and a fun time. This dynamic and high energy group of eight talented musicians and singers performs Motown, Pop, R&B, Classic Rock, Contemporary Jazz and Funk selections from the 60’s to Today.  The Exclusives can customize a show to accommodate your music and dance preferences.

 

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Radio King Orchestra

Radio King Orchestra® (RKO) has “swung” into the big band arena with a fresh new sound which continues to dazzle audiences and bring them to standing ovations at such venues as The Kennedy Center New Year’s Eve Gala,The Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Millennium Stage, and Carter Barron Amphitheatre. Most recently, RKO has appeared on an episode of NBC’s, The West Wing.

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  Fresh Air

Fresh Air is one of the most popular wedding-reception, mitzvah, and special-event live bands in Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia. With a song list that includes Top 40, Motown, Classic Rock, Disco, Latin, Big Band Swing, Jazz, Blues and Country, the Fresh Air band plays all the hits with enthusiasm and authenticity. Their energy onstage and interaction with party guests keeps the dance floor jammin’ all night long.

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  The NY Phenoms  $6000 – $8500

The NY Phenoms offers the excitement of a club band, the polished professionalism of society band, and the accessibility of a wedding band. Bonded by a strong collaboration of many years —  a true rarity in the world of generic, fabricated groups — the NY Phenoms love performing live music and love performing together. One of the best groups on the local NY scene, and following its recent collaboration with Washington’s Best, the NY Phenoms are now available for bookings in the Washington DC area.

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New York Minute  $6000 – $9000

New York Minute  offers one set rehearsed band that has been serving the industry for 8 years now providing the BEST in live music & event production. New York Minute is available from 7 to 21 pieces.  We have performed in Paris, West Palm Beach Florida, Houston Texas,  and Cleveland.

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 FULASO

$3500 – $5500

Funky. Latin. Soul. This 11-piece band is a bi-lingual and multi-cultural collaboration led by the sensational Erica Ramos – their sound owes much to the classic 60’s and 70’s Boogaloo and Latin Soul of NY’s Barrio, with added original compositions and millennial funk.

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 South of Houston Band

$3500 – $4500

South of Houston  is one of the best new contemporary bands to emerge on the Manhattan music scene. The band’s name was inspired by the band’s origins: three of New York’s star vocalists and three sought-after session players were introduced by a Soho music director/producer, and the natural alchemy that occurred led to a exciting artistic collaboration and musical partnership. The band’s country crossover “chops” and its downtown provenance led the group to call itself “South of Houston.”

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Miss Babs & the Kickin Boogie Band

$4500 – $5500

MISS BABS & the Kickin’ Boogie Band performs at various events, including recent appearances at Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing, Westbury Music Fair, NYC & Long Island Outdoor Concert Series and various charity benefits and corporate functions.  Her CD, “GOOD HOME COOKIN”, hit the top 50 on the Pan European Charts and continues to receive raves from music lovers far and near.

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Love Revival Orchestra

$7500  – $9500

If you’re looking for an exciting, young act with unparalleled energy – an act that is not just “going through the motions” but feels genuine joy and love entertaining and playing music, look no further. The Love Revival Orchestra is happy to work with you to arrange ANY song in ANY style you can think of, but we specialize in Classic Rock from Billy Joel to the Beatles to Elton John, the Soul of Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and Otis Redding, feel-good motown and New Orleans party music that comes complete with parades.

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Hot Jazz of the 20’s

 $1500 – $2500
In the hot jazz style of Stephan Grapelli and gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt,  this group features  noted jazz violinist Skye Steel,  guitarists Paul Hemmings and Peter Tascio,  with David Fletcher on acoustic bass.

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