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Professor D

Mesquite , TX

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Mesquite, TX US 75150 (map)
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ABOUT US

Professor D has been rockin' weddings for over 23 years! A 10 piece band featuring the V-Posse Horns, two exceptional lead vocalists (male AND female), and a dynamic rhythm section -... Read more
Professor D has been rockin' weddings for over 23 years! A 10 piece band featuring the V-Posse Horns, two exceptional lead vocalists (male AND female), and a dynamic rhythm section - Professor D is built on a GREAT show! Choreography and audience interaction like no other band in the marketplace! Other bands "say" they are high-energy, but this band has been THE standard in high-energy for over two decades! Their extensive song list covers everything from the jazz set at the beginning of the evening to Motown favorites to all the disco and R&B dance favorites from the 70s and 80s to everything current - PLUS some 80s and 90s rock hits! Make sure to check out the video and the website! For booking info - call Scott at 972-741-3330 or email us at profd2@tx.rr.com :-)

And being as we just joined Wedding Wire in July 2013 - make sure you check out our "Testimonials" page on our website to see what our non-Wedding Wire clients have been saying about us recently! These are all UNSOLICITED comments from our clients and vendors! 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?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Big Band, Classic Rock, Dance, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Rock, Soul
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
Very similar to our photo on the main page! We call it "Professor D Chic!" Always dressy, always sharp and we always have a theme of sorts tying it all together. 99% of weddings - we are in tuxedos! Corporate events - "Professor D Chic!"
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Our video is our primary promotional tool - so you can not JUST hear us - but SEE us do that thing we do! :-)
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
Definitely! As long as it's for the first dance or father/daughter dance or mother/son dance! 99% of the time - it's not a problem! Every now and then someone picks a song that is outside of what we feel we can do well - but hardly ever!
How much time do you usually need for setup?
Usually - we like 3 hours! And we like to get in at least 4 hours before doors open for guests to enter the room we perform in! We believe in being early and being prepared!
How much space do you usually require?
We prefer a stage size of 24' wide X 20' deep, BUT are very flexible with that when needed! With a band like this - with all this choreography and craziness on-stage (and in the crowd) - the more room we have, the better! We don't just "stand there" and play - so we need some room to "stretch!" Haha!
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
No.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
Our light show is amazing! It also includes two 46' HD TV screens running graphics and sometimes music videos (ALWAYS APPROPRIATE) along with the songs we are playing. It's a HUGE addition to the stage and visuals - and guests LOVE it!
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
We definitely emcee everything for you! We've been at this for almost 24 years so we have a TON of experience! As for talking between songs - we don't do a lot of that because once we start the music - the beat hardly ever stops! (Unless you need us to stop and make an announcement - and then OF COURSE we will!)
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
Haha! THAT'S why people hire Professor D! We get 'em dancing and if they're a little slow to get out there at first - we go get 'em! We are famous for being VERY crowd-interactive!
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
When you hire us for your wedding - you're paying for 3 hours of live music in a 4 hour period! Over the course of 500+ weddings in almost 24 years - we have found that a schedule of four 45 minute sets with three 20 minute breaks works fantastic! It keep the breaks short and makes for a great flow-of-the-evening! But again - we are flexible with that depending on the specifics of YOUR event! Another great schedule is to cover a total of three and a half hours with three 1 hour sets and two 15 minute breaks! And for an additional fee - there IS an option for us to play up to 3 hours non-stop which is simply spectacular! Call or email for pricing on that option!
Do you play recorded music during your break?
Oh yes! We have a list of our own - but - you are also welcome to give us a list of tunes you'd prefer and we will gladly put the playlist together FOR YOU on OUR iPod so you don't have to mess with it! You have enough to do! :-)
If one or more of the band members is unable to attend, what is your backup plan?
Well - this is ALL we do for a living and that just hardly ever happens! BUT - in the once-every-couple-of-years case it does, we have compiled a list of OUTSTANDING subs over the years who can come in and cover the spot GREAT!
What is your overtime rate?
Is is pro rata based on 3 hours of live music! So take your rate and divide by 3 for an extra hour - or - divide by 6 for an extra half-hour!
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Unless we have to fly to your location - our quote will cover all travel!
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
We require a 50% deposit due with the contract! The other half is due 7 days before the event!

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Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
This band was so much fun to have during the reception. They got everyone out on the dance floor and even agreed to stay later than originally planned.
This band was so much fun to have during the reception. They got everyone out on the dance floor and even agreed to stay Read more...
This band was so much fun to have during the reception. They got everyone out on the dance floor and even agreed to stay later than originally planned. Read less
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Jane
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
They ROCK! and left our guests wanting more. Awesome band, very easy to work with. Highly recommend them.
They ROCK! and left our guests wanting more. Awesome band, very easy to work with. Highly recommend them.
They ROCK! and left our guests wanting more. Awesome band, very easy to work with. Highly recommend them. Read less
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peggy
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
They MADE the reception!! The dance floor was packed the entire night. They were fantastic!! Everyone loved them. They make your reception a PARTY!!!!
They MADE the reception!! The dance floor was packed the entire night. They were fantastic!! Everyone loved them. They Read more...
They MADE the reception!! The dance floor was packed the entire night. They were fantastic!! Everyone loved them. They make your reception a PARTY!!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We LOVED Professor D. They were so nice to work with throughout the whole process. I think we got more comments about how awesome our band was and how much fun it made the wedding than anything else. I would HIGHLY recommend them!
We LOVED Professor D. They were so nice to work with throughout the whole process. I think we got more comments about how Read more...
We LOVED Professor D. They were so nice to work with throughout the whole process. I think we got more comments about how awesome our band was and how much fun it made the wedding than anything else. I would HIGHLY recommend them! Read less
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Barbara
Wedding:
9/25/2010
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Just do it. It is no secret that music makes the party. Pay the money and BOOK THIS BAND. You will never, ever regret it. 'Nuff said.
Just do it. It is no secret that music makes the party. Pay the money and BOOK THIS BAND. You will never, ever regret it. Read more...
Just do it. It is no secret that music makes the party. Pay the money and BOOK THIS BAND. You will never, ever regret it. 'Nuff said. Read less
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Professor D responded with the following comments:

Awwww - THANK YOU Barbara! We will undoubtedly see you soon at someone's wedding or party! Have a GREAT day!
Scott

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