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Downtime Band

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Downtime is a professional band in which each member has more than 10 years of performing experience. We play at weddings, corporate events and private parties. Being based out of St.... Read more
Downtime is a professional band in which each member has more than 10 years of performing experience. We play at weddings, corporate events and private parties. Being based out of St. Louis, allows us to travel throughout the Midwest very easily. Our goal is to provide fun and professional musical entertainment of all genres to all audiences. With Downtime’s wide variety of music, high energy, and quality sound, everyone will be sure to have a great time.



The variety of our comprehensive song list allows us to satisfy any audience. We are willing to learn, rehearse and perform up to 2 songs that can be included throughout the special night (such as the bride/groom first dance, father-daughter dance, etc.). Music will be provided during all band breaks to ensure continuous listening pleasure. The break music list can be collaboratively decided upon to supply the desired blend of musical diversity that best fits the special event. The band also offers a continuous band option where the band does not take a break. This can be requested for an additional cost. Emceeing adaptations will be made at the client’s discretion, as well as band size, instrumentation and acoustical levels to accommodate any facility. Included will also be a meeting up to a month prior to your event with Jon. Dance lights are an option at the request of the client. The group’s standard attire is a formal tuxedo for weddings and corporate parties, but casual wear is also available upon request. With the vast selection of options, Downtime guarantees complete satisfaction.

Downtime offers many different options for the variety band. Alterations to any of the following groups can be made to best fit any wedding reception or event.
7 Piece Group (Male & Female Vocals, Keyboard, Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Saxophone) 8 Piece Group (Standard Group Plus Saxophone & Trumpet) Additional Female Vocalist can be added to any size group Percussion/Background Vocals can be added to any size group Read less
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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?
60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Big Band, Blues, Classic Rock, Country, Dance, Funk, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
Formal
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
We always invite possible clients out to see the band in a live setting.
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
Yes, each band will learn up to two songs for each client.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
Can be anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours.
How much space do you usually require?
Depends on the type of venue and how large the band is.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
No.
Do you play recorded music during your break?
The bride & groom can either put a playlsit together on an iPod of music the band does not play or the band will bring music along to ensure the guests continue to dance during the break. We also have options of having the band play continuous or adding a DJ.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
Our deposit is half the total amount due back with a signed contract.

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Allie
Wedding:
10/12/2014
5.0/5.0
The Downtime Band traveled all the way from St. Louis to Omaha for our wedding and truly exceeded all expectations! Their high energy sets sounded amazing and kept our guests of all ages on the dance-floor until the very end of the evening and received rave reviews from all who attended. Jon was wonderful to communicate with throughout the entire planning process and helped us coordinate last minute schedule changes due to weather on our wedding day with such ease. The Downtime Band helped to make our celebration incredibly special and we are so grateful. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect reception! We are sure they will be back in Omaha again soon ; ) Thank you Jon and team!!!
The Downtime Band traveled all the way from St. Louis to Omaha for our wedding and truly exceeded all expectations! Their Read more...
The Downtime Band traveled all the way from St. Louis to Omaha for our wedding and truly exceeded all expectations! Their high energy sets sounded amazing and kept our guests of all ages on the dance-floor until the very end of the evening and received rave reviews from all who attended. Jon was wonderful to communicate with throughout the entire planning process and helped us coordinate last minute schedule changes due to weather on our wedding day with such ease. The Downtime Band helped to make our celebration incredibly special and we are so grateful. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect reception! We are sure they will be back in Omaha again soon ; ) Thank you Jon and team!!! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/10/2014
5.0/5.0
The best part of our wedding was Downtime Band! Our guests raved about their talents! They had a wide variety of music, sounded AMAZING and really got the crowd excited!
The best part of our wedding was Downtime Band! Our guests raved about their talents! They had a wide variety of music, Read more...
The best part of our wedding was Downtime Band! Our guests raved about their talents! They had a wide variety of music, sounded AMAZING and really got the crowd excited! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
From the moment I spoke with Jon at Downtime, I felt like he cared about the people he was working with as well as his music and his music. He got back to me promptly each time I needed to speak with him, and was never arrogant, or impatient with my many questions like other bands I spoke with. Jon was a team player when it came to working with our wedding planner, and the venue of the wedding. He not only did not cause problems, he was flexible, and willing to do whatever we needed in order to make our daughter's wedding special. The band looked professional, their voices were incredible, and they could read the crowd to perfection in order to know what songs to play when. They respected what song lists my daughter wanted and did not want played, and everyone kept asking us all night who the band was! You cannot go wrong with booking Downtime!
From the moment I spoke with Jon at Downtime, I felt like he cared about the people he was working with as well as his Read more...
From the moment I spoke with Jon at Downtime, I felt like he cared about the people he was working with as well as his music and his music. He got back to me promptly each time I needed to speak with him, and was never arrogant, or impatient with my many questions like other bands I spoke with. Jon was a team player when it came to working with our wedding planner, and the venue of the wedding. He not only did not cause problems, he was flexible, and willing to do whatever we needed in order to make our daughter's wedding special. The band looked professional, their voices were incredible, and they could read the crowd to perfection in order to know what songs to play when. They respected what song lists my daughter wanted and did not want played, and everyone kept asking us all night who the band was! You cannot go wrong with booking Downtime! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
11/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Downtime Band was amazing. They made our reception absolutely perfect! We have never heard better music at a wedding reception. Our guests danced the entire time. High energy and easy to work with made our night the best night ever. We would highly recommend your services to everyone!
Downtime Band was amazing. They made our reception absolutely perfect! We have never heard better music at a wedding Read more...
Downtime Band was amazing. They made our reception absolutely perfect! We have never heard better music at a wedding reception. Our guests danced the entire time. High energy and easy to work with made our night the best night ever. We would highly recommend your services to everyone! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Downtime Band was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding! From the start we knew we wanted a live band and were absolutely blown away when we went to listen to them. Within 10 minutes we knew we wanted to reserve them, but stayed longer just to enjoy the music. Once it became time to really start planning, their online process made it so easy to determine all the details for our event. I felt comfortable knowing they’d be ready to go when we needed them. I also love that they will learn two songs, specifically for you. We didn’t have to pick and choose our “wedding songs” based on their list.

The night of our wedding they did not disappoint. Our dance floor was packed the entire time. From my 2 ½ year-old niece to my 87 year-old great aunt, all were on their feet and enjoying the music. Downtime Band does a wonderful job of playing all genres of music, which allows everyone to find something they like and songs that make them want to dance. My biggest fear was having an empty dance floor at our reception and Downtime Band made sure that wasn’t the case.

I am constantly being told by our guests how much they loved the reception and that the band was amazing. One of our guests was raving about the band the next week and her recently engaged friend asked for their name. I was happy to pass along the recommendation! In addition to playing great music, all band members were a pleasure to be around. They were so much fun and really made the night even more special. I would highly recommend Downtime Band for any occasion, especially as wedding reception. I am hoping to find a reason to hire them again in the future!!
Downtime Band was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding! From the start we knew we wanted a live band and were Read more...
Downtime Band was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding! From the start we knew we wanted a live band and were absolutely blown away when we went to listen to them. Within 10 minutes we knew we wanted to reserve them, but stayed longer just to enjoy the music. Once it became time to really start planning, their online process made it so easy to determine all the details for our event. I felt comfortable knowing they’d be ready to go when we needed them. I also love that they will learn two songs, specifically for you. We didn’t have to pick and choose our “wedding songs” based on their list.

The night of our wedding they did not disappoint. Our dance floor was packed the entire time. From my 2 ½ year-old niece to my 87 year-old great aunt, all were on their feet and enjoying the music. Downtime Band does a wonderful job of playing all genres of music, which allows everyone to find something they like and songs that make them want to dance. My biggest fear was having an empty dance floor at our reception and Downtime Band made sure that wasn’t the case.

I am constantly being told by our guests how much they loved the reception and that the band was amazing. One of our guests was raving about the band the next week and her recently engaged friend asked for their name. I was happy to pass along the recommendation! In addition to playing great music, all band members were a pleasure to be around. They were so much fun and really made the night even more special. I would highly recommend Downtime Band for any occasion, especially as wedding reception. I am hoping to find a reason to hire them again in the future!! Read less
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daniele
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Dealing with Downtime from the beginning of the wedding planning process all the way to the wedding night was absolutely wonderful! I could not have asked for a better experience. Whenever I had a question, I ALWAYS received a quick response, no matter what time of day it was! The band members were so nice and had everyone on the dance floor the whole night! We did not want them to stop....so we ended up extending their play time at the end of the night! I would without a doubt recommend you them to anyone! They truly did help make our big day so wonderful!!!
Dealing with Downtime from the beginning of the wedding planning process all the way to the wedding night was absolutely Read more...
Dealing with Downtime from the beginning of the wedding planning process all the way to the wedding night was absolutely wonderful! I could not have asked for a better experience. Whenever I had a question, I ALWAYS received a quick response, no matter what time of day it was! The band members were so nice and had everyone on the dance floor the whole night! We did not want them to stop....so we ended up extending their play time at the end of the night! I would without a doubt recommend you them to anyone! They truly did help make our big day so wonderful!!! Read less
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Thomas
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
We went with SLAM band per a recommendation from a friend in the St. Louis music industry.

I was super happy with the way things worked out. They allowed us to choose a couple of songs for them to learn and they did great with that. The music was excellent, and they played a good variety that was unique.

The only complaint that I have of SLAM is the amount of time between songs. They do not have a pre-set set list for the event, which is advantageous because they choose the songs based on the crowd. However, after each number, the lead singer decides the next song and pauses to tell the rest of the band. At times, this lead to awkward standing around on the dance floor while they get everyone on the same page.

Otherwise, everything went real smoothly and they were easy to deal with.
We went with SLAM band per a recommendation from a friend in the St. Louis music industry.

I was super happy Read more...
We went with SLAM band per a recommendation from a friend in the St. Louis music industry.

I was super happy with the way things worked out. They allowed us to choose a couple of songs for them to learn and they did great with that. The music was excellent, and they played a good variety that was unique.

The only complaint that I have of SLAM is the amount of time between songs. They do not have a pre-set set list for the event, which is advantageous because they choose the songs based on the crowd. However, after each number, the lead singer decides the next song and pauses to tell the rest of the band. At times, this lead to awkward standing around on the dance floor while they get everyone on the same page.

Otherwise, everything went real smoothly and they were easy to deal with. Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Slam was absolutely amazing! If there is one thing we could change about our wedding it would have been to make more time to dance!! We received so many compliments on the band..their energy, quality, dance skills, songs, etc. They were so much fun and really kept the night going. We couldn't have asked for anything more in our band. The service leading up to the day was exceptional, Jon was always really quick with a response and any assistance we needed. And the day of was just perfect. We would recommend Slam 110% to anyone who wants to have a great time and get the crowd moving on their wedding day!
Slam was absolutely amazing! If there is one thing we could change about our wedding it would have been to make more time Read more...
Slam was absolutely amazing! If there is one thing we could change about our wedding it would have been to make more time to dance!! We received so many compliments on the band..their energy, quality, dance skills, songs, etc. They were so much fun and really kept the night going. We couldn't have asked for anything more in our band. The service leading up to the day was exceptional, Jon was always really quick with a response and any assistance we needed. And the day of was just perfect. We would recommend Slam 110% to anyone who wants to have a great time and get the crowd moving on their wedding day! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
I'm a really indecisive person, and it took my a LONG time to select a band or DJ for my wedding. I considered both options and multiple band choices, and while I did so, I sent Jon at Downtime multiple emails with LOTS of questions ... All the while, never making a firm decision. Through it all, Jon was totally nice and patient with me, and I finally booked Downtime Band for my May 11, 2013 wedding. I'm SO glad I did! The energy of the band really made the evening, and one of my guests, who is a musician himself, commented on how truly talented the band was. Throughout the night, we received so many comments like "this is the best wedding band I've ever heard!" They learned two songs for us, and they both were AWESOME! Jon also helped me make some quick decisions when the planned timing for first dances, toasts, etc. went off track a bit due to other circumstances. (In fact, he was MUCH more helpful that the event coordinator at my venue, so thank goodness he was there!!)

I used the lead singer that I think is mostly associated with one of their other bands "X Band." He was GREAT. I recommend him, for sure.

All in all, I can't say enough about how glad I am that I booked this band. If you do -- you won't regret it!!!! The only thing I regret is that the reception wasn't longer!!! :( I had the best time out there dancing with friends and family.

p.s. Make sure they play "Don't Stop Believing." The whole dance floor was singing along ... it was awesome!
I'm a really indecisive person, and it took my a LONG time to select a band or DJ for my wedding. I considered both Read more...
I'm a really indecisive person, and it took my a LONG time to select a band or DJ for my wedding. I considered both options and multiple band choices, and while I did so, I sent Jon at Downtime multiple emails with LOTS of questions ... All the while, never making a firm decision. Through it all, Jon was totally nice and patient with me, and I finally booked Downtime Band for my May 11, 2013 wedding. I'm SO glad I did! The energy of the band really made the evening, and one of my guests, who is a musician himself, commented on how truly talented the band was. Throughout the night, we received so many comments like "this is the best wedding band I've ever heard!" They learned two songs for us, and they both were AWESOME! Jon also helped me make some quick decisions when the planned timing for first dances, toasts, etc. went off track a bit due to other circumstances. (In fact, he was MUCH more helpful that the event coordinator at my venue, so thank goodness he was there!!)

I used the lead singer that I think is mostly associated with one of their other bands "X Band." He was GREAT. I recommend him, for sure.

All in all, I can't say enough about how glad I am that I booked this band. If you do -- you won't regret it!!!! The only thing I regret is that the reception wasn't longer!!! :( I had the best time out there dancing with friends and family.

p.s. Make sure they play "Don't Stop Believing." The whole dance floor was singing along ... it was awesome! Read less
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Christy
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding reception was a huge success thanks to Downtime Band. The thing I cared about most when planning our wedding was the reception music. All the other details didn't matter as much to me, as long as our guests had a great evening dancing the night away. When I told my fiance that I was adamant about having a live band, I even went as far to say that I would sacrifice a new wedding dress as long as I could have a live band. (Fortunately, with Downtimes' prices, I didn't have to do that.) I had a very pleasant experience with Downtime Productions from the moment we decided to book them. Jon was one of my favorite vendors, if not my most favorite, to work with. I really appreciated his responsiveness to my many questions. At the reception, and many days after, we received SO many compliments on the band. Even my mom's cousin who is in a band out of state, said he has never heard a better live wedding band, and he was very impressed by how little number of breaks they took. At one point in the evening, my mom stopped me at the reception and told me to look at the dance floor. It was packed! Almost everyone was still dancing, hours after dinner had been served, rather than leaving early. That was my ultimate goal. I could not have been happier with Downtime Band, and I would highly recommend them to anyone for any type of event.
Our wedding reception was a huge success thanks to Downtime Band. The thing I cared about most when planning our wedding Read more...
Our wedding reception was a huge success thanks to Downtime Band. The thing I cared about most when planning our wedding was the reception music. All the other details didn't matter as much to me, as long as our guests had a great evening dancing the night away. When I told my fiance that I was adamant about having a live band, I even went as far to say that I would sacrifice a new wedding dress as long as I could have a live band. (Fortunately, with Downtimes' prices, I didn't have to do that.) I had a very pleasant experience with Downtime Productions from the moment we decided to book them. Jon was one of my favorite vendors, if not my most favorite, to work with. I really appreciated his responsiveness to my many questions. At the reception, and many days after, we received SO many compliments on the band. Even my mom's cousin who is in a band out of state, said he has never heard a better live wedding band, and he was very impressed by how little number of breaks they took. At one point in the evening, my mom stopped me at the reception and told me to look at the dance floor. It was packed! Almost everyone was still dancing, hours after dinner had been served, rather than leaving early. That was my ultimate goal. I could not have been happier with Downtime Band, and I would highly recommend them to anyone for any type of event. Read less
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