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Don Eaton Band

Philadelphia , PA
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LOCATION

1601 Market St
Philadelphia, PA US 19103 (map)

PHONE

610-942-7999

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ABOUT US

Don Eaton Band Live Video!
Don Eaton Band has been known as Philadelphia’s Premier Wedding Party Dance Band for over fifteen years. Our goal is to create a once in a lifetime... Read more
Don Eaton Band Live Video!
Don Eaton Band has been known as Philadelphia’s Premier Wedding Party Dance Band for over fifteen years. Our goal is to create a once in a lifetime experience for you and your guests that will never be forgotten. The countless letters we receive from friends and family of recent events from Boston to Washington DC rave about our expansive repertoire, exceptional vocalists and blazing horns. Our vast library of video and audio recordings through the years reflect the longevity, virtuosity, and sheer energy of our band. We don’t stop ‘till you get enough! Contact Us: Phone: (610) 942-7999
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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Large (6+ musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Blues, Calypso, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, R&B, Reggae, Rock, Soul, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
We typically dress in formal attire, as most of our events are formal. Occasionally we have a client who prefers to have us dress less formally, in our jazz attire.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
We have regularly scheduled live showcases. Please contact us directly for specific information as to dates, times, and locations. We also offer DVDs.
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
We are frequently learning new songs for our clients. Many have special requests for specific dance selections that bear special significance.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
Our two sound engineers always arrive two or more hours before guests are scheduled to arrive to make certain that all setup is completed, and sound checked prior to guests entrance into the area where the band will be performing.
How much space do you usually require?
We are able to set up in a variety of locations, as we play many different types of venues ranging from very large hotel ballrooms to smaller mansions.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
In the interest of propriety and good taste, the only signage that we use is our band logo which is on our individual bandstands.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
Whenever there is ample space and power for our set up, we run our own stage lighting, which is the same lighting used in all of our videos. Although we can contract other lighting such as disco balls etc., we prefer to keep outr focus on what we do best - the music.
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
We script and mc every event we perform for, in accordance with the needs and personal style of our clients.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
We never have an issue with non-dancing crowds! Literally all of the events we play for have people up and dancing. During any periods of time when people are choosing to converse or have less dance activity, we are sensitive to their energy, and play music that is artistically pleasing while accommodating our clients desire at that point in time to maintain interest at a proper level for their enjoyment. In turn, our clients thoroughly enjoy these varied artistic musical selections as much as any of our more upbeat party dance tunes! We receive many compliments on these selections.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We offer both "continuous live music" and "full band live" with two short breaks. Any band that says they play full band live non stop for four hours or more is being less than honest. This simply doesn't happen. What they are not telling the client is that they are taking regularly scheduled, "staggered" breaks, where some players leave the bandstand to take breaks, while the remaining band members continue playing. For the client who doesn't mind if the full band isn't on all the time, this works well. For the client who prefers the full band to be playing when the band is on, then the method of full band live works far better. In the end, the reality is, that there is less actual total break time with full band live, especially when the two moments for breaks are strategically placed where live music might be substituted for recorded music for a brief period, such as during the middle of a main course where guests are conversing, and their attention is less on the music. At this same point in time, the better facilities do have something provided for the band to reenergize and prepare for the most demanding portion of the event.
Do you play recorded music during your break?
Recorded or live, there is never "dead space". Recorded music is provided only as requested by our client. Some of our clients ask to have our sound man provide a short DJ set of three or four dance tunes later in the evening, while others opt to have a short background selection of a few tunes during entree to maintain full band live as soon as they are ready to resume dancing.
If one or more of the band members is unable to attend, what is your backup plan?
Our band is notoriously known as one of the most sought after by the best musicians in Philadelphia wanting to be a part of it at any opportunity. Our band is also well known as a top flight line up, and there are many great musicians who have volunteered their talent, should the need ever arise to invite them to join the band for a date. Another major feature of the Don Eaton Band is that the talent is so abundant, and so diversified, that the band is able to function amazingly well even if one (or two - which is highly unlikely) of our regular members should be unable to attend a date. With SIX lead vocalists, and a three piece horn section, the band has the capacity to maintain it's strength in these conditions better than most. This, combined with the fact that we've been together as this band for over fifteen years makes the Don Eaton Band extremely adaptable to less than favorable conditions.
What is your overtime rate?
Overtime is prorated.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Within 90 minutes of Philadelphia there are no travel expenses added to our cost. Beyond this radius, travel expenses are based on travel time, and whether or not the event ends early enough for band to safely return to Philadelphia. If band members need to stay over, then lodging accommodations must be made.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
A 20% deposit is required to hold and book the band for a given event.

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Moira
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Don Eaton is truly the best! We were so happy that we booked DEB early - we actually decided our wedding date based on the band's availability since they came so highly recommended to us. Don is responsible, professional and a true pleasure to work with. He helped us shape the evening to give our guests and us the best possible reception. Guests were positively overwhelmed with the band and the experience exceeded our high expectations too. We also thought that the price of the band was very reasonable especially given the great value they provided. If you want outstanding music and a great reception, we highly recommend DEB.
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Kate
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
After my first conversation with Don, I knew my reception was in good hands. Don was the consummate professional, easy to work with and proved to be a great sounding board. I had high expectations to begin, but the Don Eaton Band easily and summarily exceeded them. They were the life of the party and the truest testament to their abilities was the consistent population on the dance floor. I would hire the Don Eaton Band again in an instant.
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Patricia
Wedding:
12/28/2013
5.0/5.0
The Don Eaton Band played for both of our daughters' weddings. They were fantastic both times! Our younger daughter got married on Saturday. Everyone was dancing all night. They know how to keep the party going. Their song selection is excellent and their music is unbelievable! They are simply the BEST!
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Kelly
Wedding:
12/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Don Eaton Band played at my older sister's wedding in July 2008. When I got engaged in July 2012 there wasn't even a question of which band should play at our wedding. Don Eaton Band is amazing and they surpassed the expectations based on my sister's event. Don Eaton spent hours with my fiance and I constructing a day-of schedule and going through each important song to make sure things were perfect. They got the crowd going from the first minute of the reception and included everyone in the introductions and first dance by creating a giant circle around the dance floor. They play a range of music and are upbeat, fun and welcoming. You will never have to question your decision to hire Don Eaton. They will turn a mediocre affair into a wedding to remember!!
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Anna
Wedding:
12/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Don and the band seriously MADE our wedding night! From the moment we booked them they made us feel very comfortable and confident in their product. Don is extremely professional, easy to talk to, responsive, and compassionate about his music. These qualities extend to the rest of the band. They don't just play a list of songs. They mix the kind of music you like to hear with music they think the audience wants to hear at any given time throughout the night. They read the audience very well. Our guests have been complimenting us ever since the wedding saying that the DEB was the best wedding band they've seen. If you want a CLASSY band that will keep people on the dance floor all night this is your band!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
From my first phone conversation with Don it was clear he knows how to run an event. Far more than just a musician , he is a consummate professional who knows how to script a party and read a room. Go so see this band play and then hire them. Or, if you can't see them first, check out their website videos and then hire them. THEY ARE THAT GOOD.

Easy to work with, immensely talented, and very sophisticated: a very uptown band for our Down Town Club event. Father of the Bride 12-27-13
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Danielle
Wedding:
11/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Look no further for this is the greatest wedding band. My fiancee and I went to their showcase, and we were blown away. It was the first thing we booked, because they have a jam packed schedule. So, words of advice, BOOK EARLY. They are top notch professionals. Communication is essential in any great relationship -- Don was always available via phone or email to listen to me voice my concerns, bounce ideas off, or give me feedback. We picked out songs from their list as well as a few new ones, but don't focus on this too much. They play everything from bossa nova to country to blues to big band to anything else you can think of. Each of the band members have excellent voices. They know how to read a crowd and rock a party. My guests were on the floor the entire evening. All of my guests have commented on how amazing the band was. I would highly recommend!

Wedding : November 23, 2013
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Randall K
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Music is the food of love and the Don Eaton Band provided a multicourse feast !!Superb musicians and professional in every way from the choice of music to scripting of the evening so that every moment is a highlight. Our guests kept asking how we found this band - they were on their feet all night. They made our daughter's wedding an event to remember for years and years to come !!
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Pat
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
We had the most memorable wedding day and the Don Eaton Band played a key part in our daughters special day! The dance floor was full the entire evening and all our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the band.
Without question we would love to have the band at a future event!





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Jim
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Don and the rest of the band were a pleasure to work with! They are talented and professional musicians. The band plays a wide range of music and has a great ability to relate to the guests.
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Meg
Wedding:
10/11/2013
5.0/5.0
The dance floor was packed all night and the guests were wowed! Thanks DEB!!
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Bill
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a good feeling that we had a great band for my daughter's wedding. But the Don Eaton Band exceeded our expectations and made the wedding reception even better that we had imagined. The band plays a wide range of music including new music and Don is great at coordinating the introductions, toasts etc. So many of our guests thanked us and told us that they had the time of their lives and that they could not remember a reception with better music and dancing.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Hands down the best wedding band we have ever heard. Fun and entertaining from start to finish. We had a blast!
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Barbara
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
One of the most important reasons why my daughter's wedding was perfect this past weekend was due to the incredible Don Eaton Band. The band's command of music was unbelievable, his clear understanding of how to make the evening flow kept everyone on the dance floor the entire night. Our affair was the first affair I have ever been to where the dance floor was full for the last song of the evening. Don was so easy to work with, extremely knowledgeable, and flexible to our needs. We have lots of friends who go to lots of weddings and they all thought our band was the best they had ever heard. In 2 years our youngest daughter is getting married and there is no question that we will be calling Don again!
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Amy
Wedding:
9/15/2013
5.0/5.0
We were extremely pleased with the Don Eaton Band. They arranged all the scheduling details for the day with us prior to our wedding date and the flow of the reception was seamless. The music was tremendous for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. We got so many compliments on the band from our guests and everyone was up dancing the whole time.
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Ashley
Wedding:
9/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Don is the consummate professional and was with me every step of the way throughout wedding planning. He really went above and beyond should make sure I felt comfortable with everything. Was very involved with helping me plan the timeline for the night which I thought was very helpful. This is to say nothing of their extraordinary talent. They had our guests rocking all night and were very attentive to the mood of the crowd: they always played the perfect song for the moment! I would highly recommend Don Eaton band to anyone!
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Joy
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Don Eaton band was amazing! Just amazing! They had the dance floor full the entire night. Our guests cannot stop talking about how great the band was - even mentioning specific songs that they played.
In addition to their really talented musicians, Don was such a pleasure to work with. He knows exactly how to structure a really successful wedding reception.
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Don Eaton Band was fabulous!!! We could not have asked for a better band to play at our wedding! All our guests can't stop talking about them! Don was great in helping plan out the evening and everything ran perfectly! They know how to play to the crowd and our dance floor was never empty! Thanks for making our wedding reception one we will never forget!
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Bob
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
There simply are not enough words to thank and describe the Don Eaton Band.

Because my wife and I are currently living in Iowa we booked them based only on their videos/audio clips and one conversation with Don a year ago. My wife and I were finally able to see them perform live a week before our wedding, and I went in with extremely high expectations (all of which were exceeded). They literally blew us away. Compared to other bands we have heard, they are spot on with everything from the vocals, to the horn line, to the instrumentals. Don’s organization was especially key during our reception, and the entire night ran flawlessly because of it. We had them learn two songs for us (one for our first dance and the other just for fun) both of which were country tunes. They nailed each, and were even able to add a touch of fiddle and my brother-in-law on banjo. We also had Don and two of the instrumentals perform during our ceremony and all of the music was just magical!

One thing I can say about Don is that he is not satisfied if the dance floor is not packed, and it was all night.

Everyone, including the hotel manager and catering manager, as well as many of the other guests staying in the hotel complimented saying how good the band was and how great a party Don throws.
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/30/2013
5.0/5.0
The Don Eaton Band is absolutely AMAZING! They had everyone (old and young) on the dance floor all night! The music at our wedding was very important to us and we are so glad we chose the Don Eaton Band. Don was a pleasure to deal with and his attention to detail really makes this band stand out from the others. We have been to 12 weddings as guests in the past year and by far we had the best entertainment. Our guests are still raving about the band. I guarantee you will not be disappointed!
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Victoria
Wedding:
8/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Don was so wonderful to work with from the day we first called. He and his band saw to it that our wedding was as custom as could be. Our first dance is something I'll treasure forever. Having everyone on that dance floor all night was priceless! I will use them for everything! The whole band is wonderful!
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Ashley
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I searched high and low for an awesome wedding band (this was one of our top priorities) and luckily one of my coworkers recommended Don Eaton Band after seeing them perform at a wedding he went to. We were impressed by the song samples on their website, but that honestly does not hold a candle to how amazing they are. I somehow dragged my husband to their wedding expo, and after hearing them perform in person (which by the way, felt like a concert because they are so talented), there was no question in either of our minds. The are so so so so so good!!!!!

Not only do they play everything under the sun (including all of the new hit songs) because they have 11 singers (vs 1 or 2 as most other bands have), but they also are amazing to work with. Don helped us plan the night, from first dances to overall tempo, and I am so happy that we trusted his proven experience here. He and the band made our wedding night the most magical and fun night of our lives!!!!! It was so nice (and a huge relief) to have him keep the night in track in terms of timing and yet he was very flexible if we wanted a couple more songs before doing the speeches, etc.

My husband and I knew that our band selection was one of the most important decisions we would need to make about our wedding night, but we had no idea just how important it was. They literally made our big day the most special, memorable and fun time ever. We got married two months ago now, and we are STILL getting calls, texts, and emails from people saying that it was one of the most fun weddings they have ever been to because Don Eaton Band was so amazing.

They are simply the best!!!!!!!!!!!!

--Eric and Ashley
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Don knows exactly how to get the party started right away and has a great feel for the crowd. His talented musicians and exceptional vocalists have amazing range and can do just about anything. Our guests had an absolutely fabulous time dancing all night and everyone was raving about the band! Friends of ours booked him for their wedding immediately after attending ours. Don was responsive, professional, thorough and flexible. Give him your song list and put your trust in his knowledge and experience and you will have an amazing party. I HIGHLY recommend Don Eaton Band!!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Don and his band members did an awesome job at the wedding of my daughter. He guided us through every step of the evening. One important thing is that he got our guests up and dancing all night.

At the end of the evening, we had many many friends say " he band is great!"
My nephew, who recently got married, told me that he thought his band was great, but Don was better.

You couldn't ask for a better band leader and talented musicians. I highly recommend them.
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Sarah
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
The best wedding band I ever had the chance to listen and dance to!
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David
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
The Don Eaton Band is the most professional and talented band available for weddings in the Delaware Valley. Their broad spectrum of genres coupled with their professional demeanor guarantees an exceptional experience by all participants. We had 200 people from all over the country ranging in age from 2 to 92. All were up dancing. Some thought their covers were as good if not better than the original tune.

I can't say enough about this band. They took our daughter's wedding from great to an event that will be talked about for years!
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William
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Awesome night and we were thrilled with The Don Eaton Band and their professional services leading up to the big night.
Services Used: Band
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Brendan
Wedding:
6/2/2013
5.0/5.0
The Don Eaton Band is tremendous. It has 10 pieces, including a full horn section, and adds a high-energy vibe to the reception. With four different singers, the band has a tremendous range, tackling pretty much any style, from 60s R&B to current pop hits.

They will work closely with you to craft a reception program that fits your needs perfectly. They can also do very nice ceremony music (we took their recommendations on songs to play for the ceremony and they were right-on). Ours was a Jewish wedding and they handled the Horah and mezinka very well.

Everyone was so pleased by the band. Even my father (a notorious cheapskate) said the Don Eaton Band was "worth every penny." We HIGHLY recommend.
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Mary
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
The Don Eaton Band rocked the party and made the night! EVERYONE was dancing and had a blast. The number one comment throughout the evening and for days afterwards was how great the band was including "where did you find them? They are AMAZING!"
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Don Eaton Band was just INCREDIBLE in EVERY way!!! They were amazing to work with, and Don really took the time to talk with us about every aspect of our wedding celebration. They are seriously one of the best bands I have ever heard, and everyone in attendance has made comments to us about how amazing our band was! It made our wedding what it was. We highly recommend booking them for your wedding! Thank you Don Eaton Band for EVERYTHING :)))
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Ellen
Wedding:
5/31/2013
5.0/5.0
We received many compliments about the Don Eaton Band at our son's recent wedding. They offer a wide range of music and work diligently to give you exactly what you want. The musicians are very talented and the vocalists are excellent. A big thumbs up all around.
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Nicole
Wedding:
5/31/2013
5.0/5.0
If you're deciding between a band vs. a DJ for your wedding - go with a band! Don Eaton Band completely MADE my wedding. They give you so much more than good music - they provide entertainment, organization, and assistance with the reception schedule. Most of the guests at our wedding said it was "the best wedding they have ever been to" and I know majority of the credit went to Don Eaton Band.
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Lauren
Wedding:
5/24/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough positive things about the Don Eaton Band. After seeing their showcase, my fiance and I were so excited to have them at our wedding- but nothing prepared us for just how talented, fun, and amazing they were. Don was outstanding to work with- knowledgeable and accommodating. The night of the wedding could not have been any better. The Don Eaton Band has outstanding energy and knows how to read a crowd. Our dance floor was PACKED from start to finish, and everyone has commented on how AMAZING the band was. If I could give them more than 5 stars, I would!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Great band! I would hire them again tomorrow!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Very easy to work with. Excellent musicianship and party flow.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The DEB was awesome! They had everyone dancing the entire time and Don was very easy to work with. He offered suggestions and helped put together a timeline which made everything run very smoothly. We got tons of comments on how great they were. I would definitely recommend the DEB!!
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Kim
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
There are not enough positive words to describe the amazing performance of The Don Eaton Band. They are truly an amazing group of people. Talented, great musicians and fabulous to work with. Every guest commented on how incredibile they all were. It was truly an honor to have them at my daughter's wedding. Thank you again to all of you!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Our guests are still talking about this band!
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heidi
Wedding:
2/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Words cannot even begin to express how much we LOVED having the Don Eaton Band perform at our wedding! From the moment we chose them, we knew we were in good hands. Don is a true professional. He was so organized and thorough, listened to our specific requests, and then executed every detail perfectly. We had been taking dance lessons for our first dance, and originally thought we would need to play the CD version of our first song. Instead, Don Eaton Band performed the song for us PERFECTLY! I feel like every single guest made a point to come up to either Vince or me to express how fantastic they thought they were! The dance floor was full all night...
They didn't just give a five star performance. The gave a five shooting star performance.
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vincent
Wedding:
2/16/2013
5.0/5.0
The Don Eaton band was incredible from start to finish! The planning process was impressive and his attention to detail is outstanding. They did not miss one single item leading up to the event and they exceeded expectations by a mile during the event. Almost every single guest stated this was the best band they have ever seen, and many people were asking them for their open dates. They can sing every single genre of music and are excellent at all of them. Don is a true professional and a great guy to work with, I give them the highest recommendation.
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Mike
Wedding:
2/2/2013
5.0/5.0
The Don Eaton band was phenomenal. Extremely talented and professional, they did everything to make the entire event smooth and worry-free, and a great party!
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Aaron
Wedding:
1/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Don Eaton is just amazing. If music is important to you, then you will not be disappointed! Don's planning was meticulous and he was amazingly easy to work with. They played the ceremony with a beautiful mix of woodwind and strings, followed by a party to include everyone of all ages, and boy did he deliver...family and friends are still raving about "THAT band!" It was really an incredible evening and I can't say enough about how much we owe to the incredible talent and professionalism of each and every member of The Don Eaton Band!
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Melissa
Wedding:
12/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Don was, from the beginning, so professional and enthusiastic about our wedding. We definitely challenged them by requesting songs in other languages, which sounded great. They were hands down the best wedding band I've ever heard, and throughout the night of our wedding we received so many compliments on them. Don keeps the energy in the room high. He is extremely thorough in his planning of the reception and you will definitely reap the rewards of all the preparations he makes. The Don Eaton Band also played for our ceremony, making sure everyone in our large wedding could hear us exchange our vows. Such a professional group. They definitely made our wedding memorable and fun!
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Cori
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
The Don Eaton Band made my wedding so memorable. It has been over a month now and people are still talking about the "incredible band" I had. They were better than I imagined! Several of my relatives play in a big band in NYC, so I knew I would need an impressive ensamble. Even they were impressed with the quality of the music. I can't praise the Don Eaton Band enough. I would highly recommend them for any event!
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catherine
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Don Eaton Band took a very special night and made it magical! I couldn't have asked for more. Don spent time going over the play list and actually had the band learn a song for us that was special to my family. I feel that the music can make or break a social function so this was very important to me when choosing a band. Don Eaton did not disappoint. The band exceeded our expectations. My phone has been ringing off the hook with guests asking about the band, and telling us it's the best wedding they ever attended. The dance floor was packed all night. Truly amazing!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Don Eaton Band was absolutely wonderful. Don was so great to work with and made everything so easy for us. They went above and beyond, learned all of our special songs, and made our night the most amazing night ever. They were so fun and had the dance floor packed all night. I would absolutely recommend them!!!
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Dana
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
People are still talking about this band. Every age group was up and dancing and only stopped when the band stopped! Some guest thought a cd was playing when it was actually the Don Eaton Band. Can't say enough good things about them-hire them if you can!!
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Scott
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
From the very beginning of the planning process to the very end of the wedding night, Don brought true professionalism and amazing energy to our most special day. You won't be dissapointed if you choose Don Eaton Band!
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Bill
Wedding:
9/14/2012
5.0/5.0
The Don Eaton Band made our wedding reception very special from the first dance to the last. We had so much fun we only wish the night had been longer so we could keep the party going. The band was very flexible and accommodating with everything. They even took the extra step of learning our entrance song only a few days before the wedding date. We received a lot of compliments from our guests on how well the band played
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Lisa
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Best band ever!!! Saw them 9 years ago and made a promise that they would be the band for my wedding if they were still around. Sure enough they were cause they're awesome!! I danced the entire night and so did most other people. Everyone had nothing but compliments about the band, which was not surprising. Any other wedding will now seem boring because you cannot top the entertainment of the don eaton band
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Megan
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Don Eaton Band MADE our wedding reception. We and all of our guests had a blast, and we know we owe so much credit to DEB. The energy they built with the crowd from the beginning of the reception through the peak of the night on the dance floor left everyone talking about how they were the best band they'd ever seen at a wedding reception - which is saying a lot, considering most of our guests are veterans of NYC & Philly area weddings! Don Eaton spent a good deal of time with us up front in planning, and between his expertise & our ideas, was able to bring it all together for a perfect party, which was perfectly suited to us. We wondered about their ability to play certain songs, particularly some of today's hits, but they nailed every one - their range and ability is just incredible. You cannot go wrong with this group!
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Ashley
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved working with Don Eaton and my wedding day could not have been more perfect. To me, a band can make or break your day and the Don Eaton band really made our day! Don spoke to us several times before the wedding to discuss the timeline and flow of the wedding... and he gave us tips (as far as placement of the band / timing of the speeches) to help make my day flow better. He really knew what he was talking about! The guests all loved and raved about the band... everyone was up dancing and having a blast! I couldn't have been more happy.
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Valeria
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
The band was amazing, our dance floor was packed the entire evening. Don went above and beyond, helping us with the ceremony music as well.
So many of our guests have called just to tell us how much they loved the band.
They really were AWESOME!!!!
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Michael
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
The Don Eaton Band was amazing. So incredibly professional and provided the entertainment for such an important night for my wife and I. I recommend them over any other band I have listened to in a wedding atmosphere.
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Alissa
Wedding:
7/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Don is great. He will work with you prior to the wedding to set up the schedule and set list that works perfect for you. The attention he gives to details really sets the band apart. From the amazing voices, the horns, the great timing and flow of the sets, everything was perfect! We highly recommend the Don Eaton Band!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Don and the Band were unbelievable--I cannot recommend DEB more highly. All of our friends and family were absolutely blown away by their performance and the dance floor was filled the entire night from start to finish. From helping us to build out and orchestrate our timeline to working closely with the banquet managers to ensure seamless transitions of the evening and helping us choose songs-- Don was incredible, and patient with me and my ever-changing preferences and specific requests. Their command of music and their ability to truly play ANYTHING—and play it well—far exceeded my highest hopes for what we would hear at our wedding reception. They nailed EVERYTHING-- every artist, every genre, ever song. I’m still in awe! Hire Don Eaton Band and you and all of your guests will without a doubt have the time of your lives. I hope we cross paths with them again soon!
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Sal
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
We cannot say enough good things about Don Eaton Band. The music was so outstanding. We were worried about it being too loud because of the very small space and the acoustics of the room, but it came out perfect. They are so professional and all the songs sounded just right. The dance floor was packed for the entire wedding, and all we heard from people for days was how great the music was. Such a pleasure to work with and very organized, great communication. If you want the BEST, book them!
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Hilary
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
The Don Eaton Band really made the vibe and energy of our wedding exactly what we had envisioned. Throughout the entire process Don remained committed to ensuring the flow of the day and evening accomplished what we had in mind. Additionally many of our guests commented on how perfect the day was and more specifically the band. And it showed as everyone was on the dance floor the entire night! If your looking for the kind of band that leaves people talking after, the Don Eaton Band is who you need to hire for your next event.
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Brooke
Wedding:
2/18/2012
5.0/5.0
I was extremely happy with every aspect of the Don Eaton Band. Don helped us plan our wedding ceremony & reception down to the minute which kept everything on time and not a minute wasted. They learned songs that were imporatant to us and knew how to read the crowd. The entire band was wonderful throughout the evening - always smiling and having fun while they performed. The dance floor was packed the entire night. My guests wont stop talking about the how amazing the band was. Worth every penny - and more!
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a
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
great band! special attention to details & want to please customer
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jdonahue
Wedding:
9/30/2011
5.0/5.0
We had the Don Eaton Band play our wedding on 9/30/11. Don's planning and input prior to our big day was priceless and we can't begin to put into words how great the band was throughout the entire evening. Here was the note we sent to Don after our wedding...

"THANK YOU for making our wedding a HUGE success. Three weeks later and we're still having people tell us "how amazing the band was" and "best wedding ever". I can't even count how many people have told us this since our wedding. Your song selection and high energy had US and our guests, young and old, on our feet all night. People couldn't believe how well you guys performed the songs and numerous people told us they have never been to a wedding where so many people were dancing. We couldn't be happier that we booked the Don Eaton Band, we know that our wedding wouldn't have been as perfect without you guys, so we are forever grateful. The version of Ray's "You Are the Best Thing" for our first dance was absolutely perfect! You made it an evening we can never forget, from start to finish and your input and guidance throughout the whole planning process made the entire night go off without a single issue.

Again, thank you for making our wedding perfect, you guys rock!"
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Frank Tyrol
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
It does not get any better combination of experience and sound.
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garlic39
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
My daughter had her wedding 2 weeks ago and I'm still getting phone calls about how wonderful the band was. The sound was outstanding. The band had the guest on the dance floor from the beginning on the night to the end of the night. Some band members even got out and danced with us. Will highly recommend Don Eaton to everyone.

Cheryl Tyrol
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Christine
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
The best band I have every heard--incredible and absolutely made the wedding party memorable!!

Christy Lewis
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Melinda
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
We had the Don Eaton Band at our wedding on 8/13/2011. They are an amazing wedding band and we are so glad they were able to celebrate with us! The band has everything you want in a wedding band: great singers, awesome horn section, plays a variety of music, organized, and very professional! They helped us organize our night around what we wanted and They kept the party going all night!
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Melissa
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Don Eaton Band is that rare combination of all the elements that you want in a wedding vendor: professional, organized, responsive, a pleasure to work with, and absolute experts in their field. These musicians are top notch. All of our guests are still raving about them and so are we. Don Eaton Band kept the night perfectly on track while keeping the party going strong.
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Khaval
Wedding:
7/29/2011
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough wonderful things about the Don Eaton band. I've been to about 5 weddings where the bride and groom had a band and I never heard people chant "one more song" at the end of the night until my wedding. The Don Eaton Band brought the house down my friends and family are still talking about it. You would be doing not only yourself but also your guests a disservice if you don't hire them.
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Kara
Wedding:
7/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Amazing band!!! Don and his band played for my wedding on July 4, 2011. His professionalism and attention to detail is like no other. Don spent hours with me on the phone creating a timeline of the entire evening. His suggestions and creativity added just the right touches to our wedding. It was flawless. Don and his band captured all generations of the crowd and had us dancing all night long. It is true, "music can make or break your wedding" and in my case the Don Eaton band made for a spectacular evening. Thanks Don!!
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LGraham
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are happy we are that we chose the Don Eaton Band for our wedding! From start to finish, Don Eaton Band was so helpful and such a pleasure to work with.

In comparison to other bands we've heard, the Don Eaton Band was definitely the top choice, and our guests agreed! We heard such positive praise for the band all night, and we continue to hear it today. Don played the perfect mix of music, ensuring that the dance floor was packed all night - even playing an extra song to the request of the crowd!

Of all the decisions that go into planning a wedding, I would say that choosing the entertainment is one of the top priorities in ensuring a great evening, and you can't go wrong with the Don Eaton Band! You guys are the BEST!

Thank you thank you thank you!!!
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Victor
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Don Eaton and his band were fantastic for our daughter's June wedding! Don was not only very organized, reliable, and enthusiastic, but also his band was fabulous. They played everything that the bride and groom asked for, and paid attention to all of the details around the evening events. The musicians and vocalists were extremely talented professionals. Don not only led his band, but also guided us through the evening planning. He offered so much more than we expected from a band leader. His experience with weddings shined through the entire night.
Don't hesitate to go and listen to the Don Eaton Band and "book them" immediately. Their dance card fills up quickly!
Vic and Ginny Schuster (Father & Mother of the Bride)
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Liz Sytsma
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Don Eaton Band blew all of our expectations out of the water. Thank you so much for making it
absolutely the best night of our lives. Your ability to adapt throughout the night and read the crowd was amazing, and the variety and selection of songs was ideal. From Katy Perry to the Grateful Dead to Etta James - fantastic! I can't tell you how many people came up to tell us how ridiculously good the band was. It truly made the night. Thank you thank you thank you!!!
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Carol
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Don Eaton was very easy to work with and provided a fantastic sound and atmosphere for our wedding. They were able to choreograph the events of the wedding seamlessly so that the flow of our night was flawless. Our guests have not stopped telling us what a great sound this band had. The dance floor was never empty!
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Marianna
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Don Eaton and the band are real musicians who are passionate about their work -- and put on one of the best shows you will ever see at a wedding. Don goes above and beyond the call of a wedding band director -- he designs spectacular events. He worked with us to lay out the flow of our evening in a way that was entertaining and original, and which kept everyone on the dance floor for a very long time! He was very deeply involved in the planning of the event in the weeks prior to the wedding and had great recommendations that made our wedding perfect. Don even stood behind my husband and I as our "personal security" during the entree course to ensure that we ate, and that no one would bother us for pictures or hugs. This was unexpected but such a sweet touch!

EVERYONE commented on how great the music is -- one of our uncles even said that Don Eaton was the best band he's ever heard at a wedding. I think that's because they're not a "wedding band" ... they've been playing together for over a decade so are not like those bands from big talent companies that are thrown together, change members, use freelancers, etc.

DEB have the best voices that I'd heard in any wedding band. And since my husband's main requirement was that the band have awesome horns, this band was the perfect choice.

DEB's flawless planning and execution really allowed us to relax on the wedding day, and have FUN! I never thought I'd be able to dance so much, so hard, at my own wedding!

Not only that, but Don was so wonderful about incorporating my sister (a professional singer) into the night's music. Being able to see and hear her perform alongside their 10-piece band is a memory I (and my entire family) will never, never forget.
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fredrick
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
The Don Eaton Band provided my family with excellent service from the first event we met until the final song of our wedding. They were prompt, professional, friendly,and up to the minute with their list of songs. We had a great time working with each of the members because we felt comfortable and as though we were the most important event they ever played for. We have already booked them for our next wedding in December. All of our guest insisted they were the best wedding band ever!!!
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mom of the bride
Wedding:
5/6/2011
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for the best, you will find the Don Eaton Band just that...THE BEST! Don makes sure that your needs are met and goes the extra length to make suggestions and plans every part of the reception minute by minute. This Band has an awesome sound. All of our guests had a blast!
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Laura
Wedding:
1/29/2011
5.0/5.0
When choosing a band for our wedding, they had to be absolutely perfect! We were looking for someone who would be professional, organized, timely, engaging, and overall EXCELLENT musicians. We found all of this and more in the Don Eaton Band. Every band member was friendly to not only to me and my groom, but every single person at my wedding. Don organized and coordinated my entire wedding along with my venue seamlessly. Everything ran smoothly and every requested song was played! He took time to make me feel comfortable with how the entire day would run. The Don Eaton Band even learned the song “Sway” for us just because we love it! I had a difficult venue for a band to play in, but the entire Don Eaton Band handled it flawlessly (a 12-story open building is no easy task!). I am pleased to recommend this band to anyone I meet! We have received multiple compliments on how wonderful our wedding was, especially the band! Thank you so much for all your hard-work and enthusiasm at my wedding. I look forward to hearing you play at friends and family’s weddings in the near future :)
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patkf
Wedding:
12/18/2010
5.0/5.0
The greatest wedding band that you will ever hire. Don is such a great organizer and provided us with memories that we and all of our guests will never forget. He was like have our own wedding planner too as he organized everything. Well worth the price and I can say that he and his band made the night one of the greatest events that most of our guests had ever had. Thanks Don and all of the band.
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Chris
Wedding:
12/11/2010
5.0/5.0
Don Eaton Band was the band @ my wedding on 12/11/10. They did a spectacular job. Everything was perfect. Don took 2 hours a week before the wedding to go over every little detail we wanted in regards to introductions, music, etc. His band even learned two very important songs for my bride and me...our intro to the reception and our first dance song. They sounded perfect throughout the night and my bride and me even performed with them! DEB's unique itinerary planning kept our guests involved and dancing the whole night. Don has an amazing feel for how a wedding should flow and he made it happen to perfection. I highly recommend them to anybody considering having a band at their wedding.
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John A. Hart
Wedding:
12/3/2010
5.0/5.0
We were first introduced to The Don Eaton Band through a friend who had attended a wedding they played. We heard them live, talked with Don and were sold. Don was meticulous in his preparation, taking time before the “big day” to walk us through the different stages of the reception. At the reception everything went off without a hitch. Don and his band absolutely rocked!! From our first dance to the last song the dance floor was jammed packed. Everybody loved the music and continues to comment on how great they were. Our friends keep telling us that the band was awesome and they had a blast. My wife and I are in agreement, having the Don Eaton Band was the best part of our reception.
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Meg
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
One of the best decisions I made during planning my wedding was choosing the Don Eaton Orchestra. The band totally made the night! They played all of our favorites and even learned songs special to us. Not only did they play music, but Don ensured the night was planned just right, including knowing which type of songs to play when, when to do the toasts, special dances, and cake cutting, etc. The band had all the guests up dancing and played music for every age, they really know how to read a crowd. Our guests had the same feeling and all we heard was"wow, what a band" or "that was the best band I've ever heard". Our highlights from the night usually included something from the dancefloor! I would highly recommend the Don Eaton Orchestra!
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happybride
Wedding:
10/17/2010
5.0/5.0
We could not have been happier choosing the Don Eaton Band for our wedding. From our first phone conversation with Don, we knew that we made the right decision. Don is very organized, knowledgeable, professional and flexible. The band sounds amazing and they really get everyone up and on the dance floor. They made the wedding! We received so many comments from our guests telling us "this is the best band we have ever heard!". We can't thank the band enough for a wonderful wedding!
Stacey and Josh
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Emily
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
Excellent Band, Everyone of our guest still comment on how great the music and talented the band was at our wedding back in August. And that the dance floor was always crowded with everyone having a blast dancing to Don Eaton band. We highly reccomend them.
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heidihshafer
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
Don Eaton absolutely ROCKED my wedding! The band had the whole crowd on the dancefloor before dinner even started. My guests of all ages were out there dancing all night long...Don knows how to start a party and keep it going strong! He was organized throughout the entire planning process and had great ideas for first dances, timing, and overall flow of the evening. I received so many comments from guests afterwards about how awesome the band was. I couldn't have been more pleased with DEO!
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Danielle
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
The Don Eaton Orchestra saved my wedding. My entertainment canceled on my 7 weeks before the wedding. We went to a showcase and we were blown away by the talent. Don was amazing in helping us plan our event. He made great suggestions on songs and how to flow of the night would go. Every suggestion he made was absolutely amazing, and it really did start the night off with a bang. I have never seen so many people out on the dance floor before dinner was even served.

The band learned my father/daughter dance song in less than two weeks from the wedding because it was not one they had played before and wow did they do it well!! It still brings tears to my eyes to think of how beautiful it was.

The band plays so well together, it is obvious how talented they are. They were dancing and singing insync with eachother, it was amazing to watch. We felt so lucky to have found such an amazing band to play at our wedding. The crowd danced then entire night, I have never seen a dance floor so packed. So many people have told us this is the best band they have ever seen. It meant so much to us to look around and see all of family and friends having such an amazing time dancing. If you book Don Eaton for your wedding you will not be disappointed. Thank you Don!!!
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D
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
Every member of the Don Eaton band is truly unique, talented and brings to the band their own musical identity. They are outstanding. Every song they performed at our wedding this past May was perfect, the energy they created throughout the entire night was exactly what we hoped for. Don spent hours with me on the phone before the wedding making sure that we covered every possible detail...things I didn't even think of! Not only did he perform all evening, he also worked hand-in-hand with the manager of my venue so that my husband and I, my parents and my bridal party didn't have to think about a single thing other than having fun. I cannot say enough great things about the Don Eaton band. I am so grateful that they were a part of my wedding, there is no way that it would have been the same magical night without them.
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Joan Giordano
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
Joan
Wedding May 29, 2010

Oh WHAT A NITE!!!!!!! Don Eaton you are TERRIFIC and each of the band members are distinctively talented. Along with their smiling faces throughout the entire reception, their impeccable mastering of each song combined with their unique style, kept our guests dancing ALL NIGHT LONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are still receiving rave reviews from our guests on how terrific the band sounded and how much everyone enjoyed dancing and listening to their music.

They customized their service. Their personal preparation and coordination, their guidance in choice of music and attention to detail was incredible. They handled and executed all the special details of the evening with such professionalism and created much excitement.

They made it their wedding and they wanted it to be GREAT and that was very obvious by their personal participation.

We would recommend the Don Eaton Orchestra without hesitation and feel that having them at our daughter's wedding was one of the best choices we made. Having an orchestra made the difference but having this orchestra made ALL the difference. A huge thank you to them for making our dream come true and making our daughter's wedding so wonderful and memorable.
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KateB
Wedding:
10/24/2009
5.0/5.0
We cannot say enough great things about the Don Eaton Orchestra!!!! They totally rocked!! One of the most important things for us in planning our wedding reception was great live music and DEO delivered and then some! They were absolutely fantastic – our guests are still raving about how amazing they were. They were able to cover a wide variety of music styles, took everyone’s requests, and the night ended with all of our guests packed on the dance floor chanting “one more song!!” over and over. We are so thrilled that DEO could be a part of our special day – they made the night so much fun!!
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dcs194
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
My wife and I looked at the all local bands in the Philly area. You name them, we saw them. When we went and saw Don's group, hands down they were the best. Two months after our wedding and we still are getting feedback from our guests on how the band made our night. Don walked us through the entire night before our event and made us feel at total ease. They were able to play music for the entire guest list...from my 90 year old grandmother to our 8 - 10 year old nieces/nephews.

I normally don't go online to write reviews, but we were so impressed with Don and the talents of his band that I had to make sure I informed everyone out there. The horns, the vocals, etc.. We were referred by a friend and felt the need to pass along our feedback.
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Kim R
Wedding:
9/5/2009
5.0/5.0
I first heard the Don Eaton Band at a friend's wedding and thought they were amazing then. Of course, I hired them for my wedding and they were even more awesome. Everyone was dancing and having a ball, nobody stayed seated once the band started playing. Don was a joy to work with, he was so patient with me, the nervous bride that I was, and put my mind at ease, reassuring me that he would make my very important day a most memorable one. They played every song that I asked for, the musicians were great and his singers really got the place jumping. I can't say enough good things about the Don Eaton Band, and would highly recommend them to anyone planning a wedding.
Kim R.
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Tracy
Wedding:
8/21/2009
5.0/5.0
WOW! I was a guest at the recent Majeskie/Hickman wedding in Hershey, PA and Hands DOWN the best opening to a wedding ever by a band! The Don Eaton Band is phenomenal and kept us rocking all night long! Don--your band was incredible and you sounded GREAT! Thanks for helping make Amy and Barry's wedding a huge success!
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Andrea
Wedding:
8/1/2009
5.0/5.0
We had a wonderful experience working with Don and his band. They were very professional and easy to work with. It was a real pleasure. I had a concern before the wedding about the sound in the room where the dancing was going to take place and Don and his sound man made a special trip to Allentown the Tuesday before the wedding to scope things out so they would bring the correct equipment for the room. I really appreciated this.
My daughter and Don were in touch several times conferring about the music that she wanted played and she was very happy with the results as were the guests. There was nothing but rave reviews about the band and the music! It also seemed like they were having a good time too which translates to the dance floor!
Several of our friends had used the Don Eaton Band so they came highly recommended. We were very pleased and would definitely recommend them too.
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bethilyssa
Wedding:
5/29/2005
5.0/5.0
Absolutely amazing. Everyone talked about how great they were; they helped me choose ceremony music, and the quality was great! everyone was on teh dance floor all night!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
The Don Eaton Band was fabulous! They kept our party rocking the whole night - my guests are still talking about the great music! Don was exremely professional and accomodating. He ensured every detail was to our liking!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
4/20/2013
4.9/5.0
The band makes the wedding... The Don Eaton made our wedding a spectaular event. We still have friends and family telling us how much fun they had.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
We booked DEB due to their versatility and professionalism. Don was great to work with and had phenomenal insight on how to make our wedding a blast for everyone! DEB was capable of playing all different styles of music (Stevie Wonder, Isley Brothers, Elton John, Journey, FloRida, LMFAO, etc etc). We got tons of comments on how great the band sounded and the show/party they put on.
Don took a ton of time to go over every minute of the wedding with us. Our itinerary was detailed from minute to minute. We would definitely recommend the DEB to any engaged couple!
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J.
Wedding:
6/11/2011
4.8/5.0
Don was fantastic with his feedback, professionalism, and responsiveness. I think I spoke with him on the phone for at least 3 hours before we signed him for our Center City wedding. His band was fantastic for our wedding... I have family who operate recording studios in NYC that cater to artists who regularly top the Billboard 100 and they were in attendance and thought Don and his band were fantastic. Definitely worth the price if you want a wedding band who can engage the crowd. My only criticism was that Don & Co. went a little rogue on our music list... he encouraged and we sent him a large selection of songs from his catalogue "to play" and yet he still went "off menu" on a few songs.... my wife and I kept glancing at each other because several of the were songs we had painstainkly culled from our playlist catalogue... but in the end, it didn't matter very much as Don & Co. kept the place rocking all night. Again, very professional, an excellent sound, and they really kept our wedding going. If we had gone with one of the generic band companies, like Brandywine Valley Talent, or EBE, it would not have worked whatsoever with our crowd of NYC and Philly Center City folks. Not at all. Thanks Don!
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Orchids
Wedding:
11/18/2006
2.9/5.0
The Don Eaton Band played at my wedding many years ago. They were a great, traditional band, and could play music very well.

However, they managed to embarrass me terribly on my wedding day. My father is very religious, and did not want to do a father-daughter dance with me on my wedding day. I asked the band and pleaded with them, numerous times to please NOT announce a father-daughter dance. I remember pleading with my father numerous times to just dance with me because I was tired of trying to convince Don that he wasn't going to dance with me.

Well, to my shock and horror, Don did announce it anyway. I was left standing alone on the dance floor, as a bride, mortified. My dad just looking at me and not even jumping in to just go with it. My dad really cares too much what other people think, obviously. Somehow I got caught up in the middle of all it, and was left...hanging out alone on the dance floor.

How could they humiliate me like this when I asked them to please not announce it? Why couldn't they just trust what I was saying??

I can't change my father but they seemed to think that "they" were just so great they could get my dad to dance with me. Well, he didn't. I don't remember who was nice enough to come forward and dance with me. I was so upset, I can't remember what song was even playing.

I wish they had respected my request because it really ruined that part of my wedding day. I felt like I had done something wrong and they had done it on purpose. I didn't feel like I was a demanding bride at all. They just couldn't seem to get outside of themselves to understand other people's culture or relationships.

I don't blame my dad, and I'm not angry with him for not dancing with me. I wish this band could have just let it go and not argued with me about my requests. No one would have even noticed if we didn't do a "father-daughter" dance. That's just not how my father is unfortunately. I know it's weird and hurtful of my dad to behave so selfishly on such an important day in my life, but what can I do to change it? Not much when it's your parent.

I just wish that Don wasn't so careless and disrespectful. Maybe he just forgot, but I sure didn't get an apology.

Regardless, all the guests seemed to enjoy the evening, but after that, it was kind of hard for me to.
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