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Our bands bring live music, energy & excitement to your event!


Essence offer their clients a dazzling array of choices to accommodate any social event. From the acclaimed 6-piece variety band, founding member Kevin Brown can pare-down the band to a single, elegant classical instrumentalist, vocal duet, small cocktail-hour combo, or augment the group to a full 8-piece show band. Essence are “one-of-a-kind”, they “have something for everyone”. And, each line-up offers a remarkable array of music, ranging from standards, classical, big-band, 60?s rock n’ roll, Motown, Latin, reggae, disco, 90?s dance music as well as your favorite top-forty hits. They can keep the dance floor hopping all night, or provide just the right background music to create the perfect atmosphere you need. The band is well known in the industry for its professionalism, showmanship and incredible versatility.  

The Amaretto Band

AMARETTO , the best wedding top 40 dance band, brings the excitement of an authentic club band to the intimacy of a private event. The group has been featured at major venues in Washington, DC, Baltimore, New York, Richmond, Nashville, and Chicago. AMARETTO has opened for or appeared with many national name acts including Winonna Judd, The Four Tops, the Spinners, and the Pointer Sisters, and many more. This uniquely talented dance band includes two dynamic lead vocalists and full horn and rhythm sections. What makes AMARETTO singular? A group of highly talented performers with a shared vision and a passion for their craft – a love of performing great music for great people … you. Thank you for considering us Please contact your agent to book the band. View More

DC Transit Band

 The DC Transit Band is a powerhouse dance band on the rise in the DC Metro Area. This nine piece band has everything you’ve been looking for: a screamin’ three piece horn section that will keep you yelling for more, a thumpin’ rhythm section that will keep you on the dance floor, and two dynamic and personable lead vocalists who you’ll feel you’ve known forever. DC Transit is the perfect choice for your wedding (ceremony music available, cocktail hour jazz quartet, dinner music available, and dance party) or corporate event. The band’s ever-growing repertoire includes Top-40 hits, Classic Rock, R&B, Funk, Disco, Jazz Standards, Classic Wedding Music, Holiday Favorites, and everything in between. DC Transit’s instrumentation and versatility is second to none, and allows the band to be flexible and provide accommodations for each individual function.  

Swing’N on A Star

Swing’N On A Star has been making great memories at hundreds of weddings, parties and banquets since 1966! The philosophy is simple. Customer/audience enjoyment and the success of the event is our complete focus. It has to be right, you can’t go back and do it again. So it is our responsibility to take every bit of care to ensure that the right music isplayed, at the right time, at the right volume and is perfectly coordinated to augment the magic of the moment. We work with every client, beyond just the musical performance to understand special preferences and programming logistics. By combining our ideas and experiences with client needs, we make sure that the entire event is worry-free while it unfolds in an atmosphere of celebratory sophistication and fun. Swing’N On A Star always does more than is expected, providing the most value for your entertainment budget, either setting an elegant background, or leading all your friends on the floor for a rousing Hora, Legends of Rock and Roll, Latin, Swing or Big Band Set.  


“Awesome” and “Unbelievable” are often heard descriptions of the performance. Escapade’s rhythm section is a driving wall of high energy accented by horns and percussion. Seven voices, all representing different styles deliver hits ranging from r&b to disco, classic rock to funk. Escapade is as enjoyable to watch as they are to listen to. They know that for the audience to have an entertaining experience, they have to be involved. Not your usual contemporary wedding music. Escapade is made up of some of the most talented and accomplished performers, most of whom have performed on the international stage, television and top-flight show rooms in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, Sun City Africa and elsewhere around the world. Our performers have shared the stage as integral parts of the show with Peaches and Herb, The Temptations, Ray Charles, The Baltimore Symphony, Pockets (produced by Earth Wind and Fire founder Verdeen White) and many more. Their approach to your event is comprehensive so that you get a professionally executed and seamlessly delivered entertainment production every time. We begin well in advance of your event by consulting with you to get an impression of your priorities and preferences and to get to know your personality. We continue by contacting all of your other vendors and cooperatively workout a plan for your event that integrates the entertainment with everything else from food service to photography and lighting. And we finally workout all logistics to confirm that the venue is ready for us and the logistics plan for load-in and setup is sound. On sight, the bandleader or music director will oversee the process and ensure a flawless execution of the event. By the time the doors open, nothing has been left to chance and our performers are ready to engage. No other band brings the scope of experience and vision. Escapade offers a variety of custom shows and entertainment for clients nation-wide. A jazz quartet, acoustic review, soul celebration or rock tribute band are all within reach with Escapade Music and as always, we integrate our performances with the vendors and venues that we work with to ensure a seamless and worry-free evening for everyone. There is an alternative to the same old thing and Escapade is the place to find it!  

Joker's Wild

The Joker’s Wild Band is the DC area’s hottest Swing Band, performing hundreds of the great songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Louis Prima, Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby and many, many more! The Versatility of The Joker’s Wild makes them perfect for any occasion, wether it be a wedding, an elegant cocktail party, a jumping swing dance, or any other occasion that might need music.  View More

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