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Mutual Fun Band

Ellicott City , MD
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LOCATION

4055 Hunt Avenue
Ellicott City, MD 21043 US (map)

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410-418-9504

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ABOUT US

MUTUAL FUN is a versatile 4, 5 and 6-piece live band playing a wide variety of dance music, from Motown to Classic Rock and Roll, Oldies to current Top 40, even Disco, Country and Big... Read more
MUTUAL FUN is a versatile 4, 5 and 6-piece live band playing a wide variety of dance music, from Motown to Classic Rock and Roll, Oldies to current Top 40, even Disco, Country and Big Band music. Our amazing versatility and wealth of experience has made us one of the most popular bands in the Maryland, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, and the Virginia area. Our core group has been playing together since 1992. Whether you prefer the classic oldies or the hits from 70’s, 80’s, 90’s or today, MUTUAL FUN can do it all. Our wide range of music makes us well suited for practically any occasion. MUTUAL FUN always delivers the best in live entertainment. The Mutual Fun Band features live musicians, singers and entertainers specializing in weddings and private parties. You and your guests are sure to be dancing all night long!


What Mutual Fun Provides
Live Music
There is NOTHING like live music. No D.J. will ever compare to a live band that is dancing and singing live right in front of you. This is not Karaoke – this is the real thing! The energy of the group will get your audience up and moving! Our expert musicianship, strong vocal leads and harmonies create an authentic sound and feel to every style of music we play. We cover every style of music, and can be as laid back as you want, or as rockin’ as you need. We know how to keep the music light while everyone is eating, and how to pack the floor when they are ready to dance. We use no sequencers or taped backing tracks like some groups – everything you see with us is being actually played live.

Break Music
We provide a variety of CD music for you on our breaks at no extra cost, so you do not need to incur the added expense of a D.J. to have constant music. We can provide the music ourselves for the breaks, or if you have specific material that you would like, simply provide us the CD and we will be happy to use that instead.
Live Entertainment and Audience Interaction
Several of our musicians are wireless and can go out into the audience and interact with the guests. This makes for a really fun party!

Lighting
We have our own lighting system including several trees of lights, disco lights, strobes, lasers and even a fog machine (if the facility permits – we once had the fire trucks come because no one knew there were smoke detectors hidden in the ceiling!). We bring the nightclub to you! This really adds a tremendous effect for those dancing. Not looking for something that flashy? No problem, we also have simple lighting systems that will provide just the right “ambience” without all the flash and glitz.

Sound
We provide the complete sound system for the evening. We have sufficient equipment to cover even the largest halls or outdoor events. In addition, we can handle all of the announcements, introductions, etc. for you.

Experience
We can help coordinate the evening’s activities and even provide the hosting for the event. On average, we have over 25 years of experience for each member of the group. We have played EVERY type of function imaginable – From fancy, formal Balls and Embassy functions to casual outdoor Festivals and backyard parties. 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), Medium (4-6 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Big Band, Blues, Classic Rock, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Rock, Soul, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
Various Tuxedo looks unless requested otherwise.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Yes on our website or our free DVD.
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
Yes, though our songlist is quite extensive.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
1.5 hours prior to playing start time.
How much space do you usually require?
Depends on the group size but typically 8-10 ft deep by 20-30 ft wide.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
Yes but optional of the client not to display it.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
Yes we have a full lighting system and effects if the facility power permits.
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
Yes we can run the entire evening.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
Our singer engages them or sometimes we might have a special contest.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Yes a hot meal is required, but nothing fancy.
Do you play recorded music during your break?
Yes. CD music on breaks provided by us or the client's own mixes.
If one or more of the band members is unable to attend, what is your backup plan?
We have a number of professional substitutes that we have used over the years. They each play in their own groups and are familiar with our material and arrangements. However, it is generally only under extreme illness or work travel conflict that we have to substitute anyone.
What is your overtime rate?
$300/half hour but it's always much cheaper to buy the extra time up front in the contract.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
All travel is included in our pricing.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
Check typically for $400-500 dollars to hold the date.

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Jessica
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Such a great band, for an incredible value! Exceeded our expectations and were so accommodating. We had a few special song requests and they made sure to either learn them, or play them. Really made for a special night and everyone in attendance raved about them. I would recommended them without hesitation, and wish I could hear them play again!
Such a great band, for an incredible value! Exceeded our expectations and were so accommodating. We had a few special song Read more...
Such a great band, for an incredible value! Exceeded our expectations and were so accommodating. We had a few special song requests and they made sure to either learn them, or play them. Really made for a special night and everyone in attendance raved about them. I would recommended them without hesitation, and wish I could hear them play again! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
3/23/2013
4.9/5.0
Mutual Fun did an amazing job! They kept everyone dancing at our wedding and we received a lot of compliments on our band selection. We were initially a little nervous since we had never heard them in person, but they arrived on time, set up quickly and played a great mix of songs. They were able to accommodate all of our requests, and filled in the rest of their sets with perfect music. They were really helpful at keeping us on track with the schedule that we had initially set, and were really knowledgeable about timing and pacing of the wedding reception. We had the 6 piece band (added in the female vocalist and sax) and were really happy with our selection. We looked at a bunch of bands in the DC and Annapolis area, but Mutual Fun was the best value by far.
Mutual Fun did an amazing job! They kept everyone dancing at our wedding and we received a lot of compliments on our band Read more...
Mutual Fun did an amazing job! They kept everyone dancing at our wedding and we received a lot of compliments on our band selection. We were initially a little nervous since we had never heard them in person, but they arrived on time, set up quickly and played a great mix of songs. They were able to accommodate all of our requests, and filled in the rest of their sets with perfect music. They were really helpful at keeping us on track with the schedule that we had initially set, and were really knowledgeable about timing and pacing of the wedding reception. We had the 6 piece band (added in the female vocalist and sax) and were really happy with our selection. We looked at a bunch of bands in the DC and Annapolis area, but Mutual Fun was the best value by far. Read less
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paula
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
i was overwhelmed by the prices that most wedding bands in the area charge, and when i first found mutual fun i was worried they were too good to be true. luckily my photographer happened to have just shot a wedding they performed at, and proclaimed them to be the best wedding band she had ever seen. with a minimal amount of direction from me, they played a great selection of music, kept our guests on the dance floor all night long, and kept the evening moving along smoothly. they also MCed the night without ever sounding cheesy, which was very important to us. i would not hesitate to recommend hiring the mutual fun band!
i was overwhelmed by the prices that most wedding bands in the area charge, and when i first found mutual fun i was Read more...
i was overwhelmed by the prices that most wedding bands in the area charge, and when i first found mutual fun i was worried they were too good to be true. luckily my photographer happened to have just shot a wedding they performed at, and proclaimed them to be the best wedding band she had ever seen. with a minimal amount of direction from me, they played a great selection of music, kept our guests on the dance floor all night long, and kept the evening moving along smoothly. they also MCed the night without ever sounding cheesy, which was very important to us. i would not hesitate to recommend hiring the mutual fun band! Read less
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Mutual Fun Band responded with the following comments:

Thanks! It was a great crowd too. We appreciate the opportunity to play for you and hope to see you again at one of your friends future weddings!
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Alexandra
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
What an amazing band. Let me just say, I was a bit of a scatter-brained bride.. and they worked SO well with me. They are a great value, especially when compared to other local bands. Their demo CD does not do them justice.. in person they are simply amazing. I had so many complements on the band! They kept people dancing, sounded fantastic, and were so easy to work with. Thank you again, Mutual Fun!
What an amazing band. Let me just say, I was a bit of a scatter-brained bride.. and they worked SO well with me. They are Read more...
What an amazing band. Let me just say, I was a bit of a scatter-brained bride.. and they worked SO well with me. They are a great value, especially when compared to other local bands. Their demo CD does not do them justice.. in person they are simply amazing. I had so many complements on the band! They kept people dancing, sounded fantastic, and were so easy to work with. Thank you again, Mutual Fun! Read less
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Sue
Wedding:
9/3/2011
4.8/5.0
The band was really great. They were easy to work with and very accommodating to me in the planning process and to the request of guests. The reception was a really lively party and the band had everything to do with it. They aren't the least expensive option but I definitely consider it money well spent.
The band was really great. They were easy to work with and very accommodating to me in the planning process and to the Read more...
The band was really great. They were easy to work with and very accommodating to me in the planning process and to the request of guests. The reception was a really lively party and the band had everything to do with it. They aren't the least expensive option but I definitely consider it money well spent. Read less
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Mutual Fun Band responded with the following comments:

Thanks! The crowd seemed to a have fantastic time and we really fed off of that!
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Cara
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Mutual Fun was awesome! After the wedding, everyone told us how much they loved the band. To be honest, I had a hard time remembering all of the songs they played at the wedding (because we were so busy takling to people, taking pictures, etc.) but I do remember that the dance floor was packed from the first song that they played, until the last song, which they played only because the crowd cheered and cheered until they played one last song. They were also very fun - I was looking at the pictures from our photobooth after the wedding and saw their pictures, together and with guests of the wedding! They were also a great value and very easy to work with. They were nice enough to send us the set lists after the wedding so that now we will always be able to remember what songs we danced to! I highly, highly recommend Mutual Fun!
Mutual Fun was awesome! After the wedding, everyone told us how much they loved the band. To be honest, I had a hard time Read more...
Mutual Fun was awesome! After the wedding, everyone told us how much they loved the band. To be honest, I had a hard time remembering all of the songs they played at the wedding (because we were so busy takling to people, taking pictures, etc.) but I do remember that the dance floor was packed from the first song that they played, until the last song, which they played only because the crowd cheered and cheered until they played one last song. They were also very fun - I was looking at the pictures from our photobooth after the wedding and saw their pictures, together and with guests of the wedding! They were also a great value and very easy to work with. They were nice enough to send us the set lists after the wedding so that now we will always be able to remember what songs we danced to! I highly, highly recommend Mutual Fun! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
We hadn't every planned a wedding before for any family members, so the concept and scheduling was all new to us. They let people come up and play with them, and it was a really great occasion, with great music. They really helped make the party.
We hadn't every planned a wedding before for any family members, so the concept and scheduling was all new to us. They let Read more...
We hadn't every planned a wedding before for any family members, so the concept and scheduling was all new to us. They let people come up and play with them, and it was a really great occasion, with great music. They really helped make the party. Read less
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Ben
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Had the crowd going all night long. Played great throw back music (80's etc...) and we played newer stuff during their breaks. They sounded great!!!
Had the crowd going all night long. Played great throw back music (80's etc...) and we played newer stuff during their Read more...
Had the crowd going all night long. Played great throw back music (80's etc...) and we played newer stuff during their breaks. They sounded great!!! Read less
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Fs2c
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
AMAZING BAND!! We heard them play at one of my best friends' weddings and knew we had to have them for ours. They had the whole crowd dancing the ENTIRE night - even my dad and my husband's dad who NEVER dance.They are super reasonably priced - all the other bands we wanted were 3-4x the price of Mutual Fun, and I can't imagine that anyone could have been better. They played all of our favorites and did a great job of reading the crowd. We could not have been happier with how it all turned out.
AMAZING BAND!! We heard them play at one of my best friends' weddings and knew we had to have them for ours. They had the Read more...
AMAZING BAND!! We heard them play at one of my best friends' weddings and knew we had to have them for ours. They had the whole crowd dancing the ENTIRE night - even my dad and my husband's dad who NEVER dance.They are super reasonably priced - all the other bands we wanted were 3-4x the price of Mutual Fun, and I can't imagine that anyone could have been better. They played all of our favorites and did a great job of reading the crowd. We could not have been happier with how it all turned out. Read less
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Mutual Fun Band responded with the following comments:

Thanks! We had a great time as well! The crowd was obviously having a good time which we always like to see!
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Denise
Wedding:
7/10/2010
4.9/5.0
Danced the night away. Band works with guest to get everyone dancing. Was great wedding band. My friends and family still talking about how great the band played.
Danced the night away. Band works with guest to get everyone dancing. Was great wedding band. My friends and family still Read more...
Danced the night away. Band works with guest to get everyone dancing. Was great wedding band. My friends and family still talking about how great the band played. Read less
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Mutual Fun Band responded with the following comments:

Thanks! We had a blast playing for you!

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