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Music by Design

Lake Oswego , OR
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18978 SW Arrowood
Lake Oswego, OR 97035 US (map)

PHONE

503-639-9364

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ABOUT US

DESIGNBAND is holding the record year after year for the most bookings at Weddings and Private Parties among all the bands throughout the Pacific Northwest and has performed at thousands... Read more
DESIGNBAND is holding the record year after year for the most bookings at Weddings and Private Parties among all the bands throughout the Pacific Northwest and has performed at thousands of successful events for over a decade with the same band members, all professional full time musicians, entertainers and singers.
From 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's to current Top40, Motown, Classic Rock, Funk, Jazz, Swing, Country, Latin and many other styles you can think of, DESIGNBAND plays the perfect mix of music for you, keeping your guests entertained and putting a smile on their faces like you've never seen before. Emcee Tracy Stone will guide and direct your evening with grace and elegance, great pacing and energy,
while all the band members work tirelessly on your behalf so your wedding reception will go off without a hitch.
Your day will have inspired music, dance floor lighting and entertainment elements with an ambience touching every one of your guests.
If you wish we can provide projectors, screens and many special touches for an unique and amazing celebration that you will never forget.
If it is fun you are looking for, you've found it ! Read less
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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Medium (4-6 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Blues, Country, Funk, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Reggae, Rock, Soul, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
Classic black tie tuxedos, matching suit and tie with event specific color coordination
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
audio and video samples on web site: http://designband.com/design-band-music/
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
Yes
How much time do you usually need for setup?
Depending on ease of access it can vary from 90 minutes to 2 hours
How much space do you usually require?
We can fit into a space as small as 16' wide x 10' deep, however a 20' wide x 12' deep stage is ideal.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
No, our philosophy is to play for the guests, not to advertise the band at our client's event
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
Several visual packages are available: state of the art light show for stage and dance floor as well as uplighting the venue
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
An emcee is included
Do you play recorded music during your break?
A professional DJ system with large library is included
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Depending on the amount of production it can be up to $1 per mile from our home base in Portland, OR per cargo van.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
50%

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Kasey & Steve
Wedding:
11/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Design Band totally made our wedding celebration! From everything to cocktail hour, ceremony, and then the reception, everything was absolutely perfect! I worked with Manny to plan all the details and he made the process very easy. He was super responsive and made sure all the details were taken care of.

The band is very talented and read the crowd well! The party never stopped - the were people on the dance floor from the first dance all the way to the end of the night. Tracy was AMAZING! So funny and really engaged with the crowd. I am SO happy we decided to go with them. Our wedding would have never been as fun without them! If you're on the fence about going with a band or a DJ, go with Design Band! Best wedding planning decision we made!! They're the best!
Design Band totally made our wedding celebration! From everything to cocktail hour, ceremony, and then the reception, Read more...
Design Band totally made our wedding celebration! From everything to cocktail hour, ceremony, and then the reception, everything was absolutely perfect! I worked with Manny to plan all the details and he made the process very easy. He was super responsive and made sure all the details were taken care of.

The band is very talented and read the crowd well! The party never stopped - the were people on the dance floor from the first dance all the way to the end of the night. Tracy was AMAZING! So funny and really engaged with the crowd. I am SO happy we decided to go with them. Our wedding would have never been as fun without them! If you're on the fence about going with a band or a DJ, go with Design Band! Best wedding planning decision we made!! They're the best! Read less
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Vanessa
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
I loved the Design Band! They did such an amazing job at the wedding. Many guests begged me for their information to have them at their own events. They kept the party going and made great jokes. They were professional and fun--a hard balance to get!
I loved the Design Band! They did such an amazing job at the wedding. Many guests begged me for their information to have Read more...
I loved the Design Band! They did such an amazing job at the wedding. Many guests begged me for their information to have them at their own events. They kept the party going and made great jokes. They were professional and fun--a hard balance to get! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The entire experience from the initial phone conversations to the wedding day was easy, friendly, and we were beyond impressed with everything. They are experienced and skilled entertainers, can play to everyone in the audience, and made our wedding reception so fun and memorable. Highly recommended!!
The entire experience from the initial phone conversations to the wedding day was easy, friendly, and we were beyond Read more...
The entire experience from the initial phone conversations to the wedding day was easy, friendly, and we were beyond impressed with everything. They are experienced and skilled entertainers, can play to everyone in the audience, and made our wedding reception so fun and memorable. Highly recommended!! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
6/17/2012
5.0/5.0
WOW! Designband is sooooooooo good, what a treat to hear them play and watch them perform! Steve Sharp was right, they really are the best of the best!!!
They are so multi-talented our guests had the best of time and are still raving about our wedding. All my friends want to book them at their weddings and we hopeto see them again in the near future, it was a delight working with Designband in the planning stages as well.
WOW! Designband is sooooooooo good, what a treat to hear them play and watch them perform! Steve Sharp was right, they Read more...
WOW! Designband is sooooooooo good, what a treat to hear them play and watch them perform! Steve Sharp was right, they really are the best of the best!!!
They are so multi-talented our guests had the best of time and are still raving about our wedding. All my friends want to book them at their weddings and we hopeto see them again in the near future, it was a delight working with Designband in the planning stages as well. Read less
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Eric
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
We are a musical theater family and had many entertainers in attendance. Everyone "sang" the praises of The Design Band. Simply, they are the best wedding band I've ever heard.
We are a musical theater family and had many entertainers in attendance. Everyone "sang" the praises of The Design Band. Read more...
We are a musical theater family and had many entertainers in attendance. Everyone "sang" the praises of The Design Band. Simply, they are the best wedding band I've ever heard. Read less
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Happy FOB
Wedding:
4/2/2011
5.0/5.0
We hired the Design Band sight unseen at the strong recommendation of a trusted friend. It was possibly the best decision we made for the wedding. I wrote a thank you to the band and am including some of my comments below:

"It has been three days since the wedding and we are still receiving phone calls from the guests. Everyone comments about what a great reception it was and they invariably want to know about the band. You all made a super wedding reception into an epic party that folks here will be talking about for years. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Your understanding of what to play for the audience, and the professional way you all do it amazed us. You are not just outstanding musicians but true entertainers. The ease that you let guests come to the microphone and just sing and dance along, or in the case of my niece, to do the lead vocals got the audience into it immediately. The dance floor was packed from beginning to end. You did not just entertain at the party, you all became part of the party and that made it special.

Although we had not personally heard you perform prior to the wedding, the reviews from friends convinced us that you were the band we wanted. They were correct. If in the future anyone is looking for a reference for the Design Band please have them call us."
We hired the Design Band sight unseen at the strong recommendation of a trusted friend. It was possibly the best decision Read more...
We hired the Design Band sight unseen at the strong recommendation of a trusted friend. It was possibly the best decision we made for the wedding. I wrote a thank you to the band and am including some of my comments below:

"It has been three days since the wedding and we are still receiving phone calls from the guests. Everyone comments about what a great reception it was and they invariably want to know about the band. You all made a super wedding reception into an epic party that folks here will be talking about for years. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Your understanding of what to play for the audience, and the professional way you all do it amazed us. You are not just outstanding musicians but true entertainers. The ease that you let guests come to the microphone and just sing and dance along, or in the case of my niece, to do the lead vocals got the audience into it immediately. The dance floor was packed from beginning to end. You did not just entertain at the party, you all became part of the party and that made it special.

Although we had not personally heard you perform prior to the wedding, the reviews from friends convinced us that you were the band we wanted. They were correct. If in the future anyone is looking for a reference for the Design Band please have them call us." Read less
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Paula
Wedding:
2/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Design Band plays to the audience. If you are young or old, they will be able to entertain you, get you out on the dance floor, and ensure your night is memorable. They can play a wide range of music and sound authentic no matter what generation they are appealing to. If you want to ensure that your reception is a success, add them to the mix. You will not be sorry. We hired them recently in Seattle and had guests of varying ages many from San Francisco and we received such praise. The next day facebook entries were posted stating BEST WEDDING EVER. We even received hand written letters from another generation thanking us for the great time Thanks Design Band. You are not only talented but easy to work with. What a rare and delightful combination. Weddings cost so much and using this band will help ensure it is all worthwhile. 2/19/2011
Design Band plays to the audience. If you are young or old, they will be able to entertain you, get you out on the dance Read more...
Design Band plays to the audience. If you are young or old, they will be able to entertain you, get you out on the dance floor, and ensure your night is memorable. They can play a wide range of music and sound authentic no matter what generation they are appealing to. If you want to ensure that your reception is a success, add them to the mix. You will not be sorry. We hired them recently in Seattle and had guests of varying ages many from San Francisco and we received such praise. The next day facebook entries were posted stating BEST WEDDING EVER. We even received hand written letters from another generation thanking us for the great time Thanks Design Band. You are not only talented but easy to work with. What a rare and delightful combination. Weddings cost so much and using this band will help ensure it is all worthwhile. 2/19/2011 Read less
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kdixonwallace
Wedding:
3/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Design Band was great. They were a huge hit and everyone loved them. It was great to see all of our guests up and dancing the whole night. They did a great job, and my friends can't wait until the next party so we can have the band play again.

Thanks Design Band!

Jon & Kristin Wallace
Design Band was great. They were a huge hit and everyone loved them. It was great to see all of our guests up and dancing Read more...
Design Band was great. They were a huge hit and everyone loved them. It was great to see all of our guests up and dancing the whole night. They did a great job, and my friends can't wait until the next party so we can have the band play again.

Thanks Design Band!

Jon & Kristin Wallace Read less
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Genny
Wedding:
9/19/2009
4.7/5.0
Wow! Talk about a show stealer! The Design Band was absolutely fabulous and truly ensured that our guests had a good time. I have never been to a wedding where all ages where on the dance floor at once. People loved the band so much that when the band took a break everyone else did too because they did not want to waste their energy on pre-recorded music. I had no idea a conga line at a wedding could turn out to be so much fun! I'm not a fan of cheesy bands at weddings and the Design Band truly MADE our wedding day unforgettable. They were amazing and so many people said that they wanted to contract them for their weddings! I hope they do because I want to live it up again!

Thank you for everything!
Wow! Talk about a show stealer! The Design Band was absolutely fabulous and truly ensured that our guests had a good time. Read more...
Wow! Talk about a show stealer! The Design Band was absolutely fabulous and truly ensured that our guests had a good time. I have never been to a wedding where all ages where on the dance floor at once. People loved the band so much that when the band took a break everyone else did too because they did not want to waste their energy on pre-recorded music. I had no idea a conga line at a wedding could turn out to be so much fun! I'm not a fan of cheesy bands at weddings and the Design Band truly MADE our wedding day unforgettable. They were amazing and so many people said that they wanted to contract them for their weddings! I hope they do because I want to live it up again!

Thank you for everything! Read less
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dka523
Wedding:
8/29/2009
4.6/5.0
This band was simply great! They played at our wedding and everyone had a blast! We highly recommend them! They know how to work a crowd, create a fantastic atmosphere and are very fun. We had so many people after the wedding asking us where we had found them and everyone was very impressed with them. The dancefloor at the wedding was packed throughout the time they were playing. You can't go wrong with the Design Band, they are amazing!
This band was simply great! They played at our wedding and everyone had a blast! We highly recommend them! They know how Read more...
This band was simply great! They played at our wedding and everyone had a blast! We highly recommend them! They know how to work a crowd, create a fantastic atmosphere and are very fun. We had so many people after the wedding asking us where we had found them and everyone was very impressed with them. The dancefloor at the wedding was packed throughout the time they were playing. You can't go wrong with the Design Band, they are amazing! Read less
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