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Rare Blend Band

Southeast , MI
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Southeast, MI US

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734-464-1107

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Rare Blend is one of the most popular and requested wedding bands in SE Michigan. This exceptional group of musicians has performed at over 2,000 weddings. By choosing Rare Blend, you... Read more
Rare Blend is one of the most popular and requested wedding bands in SE Michigan. This exceptional group of musicians has performed at over 2,000 weddings. By choosing Rare Blend, you will be offering your guests the finest in live music and entertainment. Bring your party to life with Rare Blend! 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, Acoustic, Big Band, Blues, Classic Rock, Country, Dance, Funk, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Rock, Soul, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
No
What is your band's usual attire?
Tuxedos and formal wear
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Yes
How much time do you usually need for setup?
If possible, Rare Blend likes to allow three hours for set up to ensure that everything is just perfect!
How much space do you usually require?
Rare Blend prefers a space that is 20' wide by 12' deep for the full band but can and has set up in smaller spaces.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
Yes
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
When hired as a full band (six to ten musicians), stage lighting is always included.
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
Mary Davis is an exceptional and experienced emcee.
Do you play recorded music during your break?
Yes

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rare Blend band did a fantastic job at our wedding reception! We spent a good amount of time trying to find a band that would play a variety of timeless dance music that everyone could enjoy, and they truly gave us exactly that. Their music selections were perfect for drawing our guests out on the dance floor and having fun all night. We received so many great compliments from our guests for this band’s performance. We could not be happier with Rare Blend band for making our reception the unforgettable celebration we wanted it to be.
Rare Blend band did a fantastic job at our wedding reception! We spent a good amount of time trying to find a band that Read more...
Rare Blend band did a fantastic job at our wedding reception! We spent a good amount of time trying to find a band that would play a variety of timeless dance music that everyone could enjoy, and they truly gave us exactly that. Their music selections were perfect for drawing our guests out on the dance floor and having fun all night. We received so many great compliments from our guests for this band’s performance. We could not be happier with Rare Blend band for making our reception the unforgettable celebration we wanted it to be. Read less
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Natalie
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
From the first call that I made to Mary, the band leader, to the final song on our wedding night, Rare Blend Band provided us with nothing less than the highest quality experience! When searching for wedding bands, I did think that I would come across a band as professional and versatile as Rare Blend Band. My husband and I could not believe that we found a band that could play Big Band, Latin, Motown, Disco, Top 40's, AND Polish polkas and ballads! Our guests practically never stopped dancing thanks to the fabulous music and Mary’s keen sense of the crowd. The talent of the musicians and singers was outstanding. They transitioned easily from genre to genre and were able to please a wide range of tastes and ages at all times. We received countless complements on the 9-piece band that evening and in the subsequent days. We were married in August and we are still receiving comments and complements about them today!

Important to note, also, is the caring precision that Mary dedicated to us to make sure that we had the perfect experience. Her joy and enthusiasm is genuine and I found her expertise and advice invaluable. She was happy to spend time on the phone with me discussing our options and preferences and she went out of her way to make sure that every detail was secured and that every request was honored. She was a wonderful person to work with! So much so that I found myself looking for excuses to call her because she was so lovely!

If you want to have a wonderful experience, both during the planning process and at your reception, I highly recommend that you choose Rare Blend Band.
From the first call that I made to Mary, the band leader, to the final song on our wedding night, Rare Blend Band provided Read more...
From the first call that I made to Mary, the band leader, to the final song on our wedding night, Rare Blend Band provided us with nothing less than the highest quality experience! When searching for wedding bands, I did think that I would come across a band as professional and versatile as Rare Blend Band. My husband and I could not believe that we found a band that could play Big Band, Latin, Motown, Disco, Top 40's, AND Polish polkas and ballads! Our guests practically never stopped dancing thanks to the fabulous music and Mary’s keen sense of the crowd. The talent of the musicians and singers was outstanding. They transitioned easily from genre to genre and were able to please a wide range of tastes and ages at all times. We received countless complements on the 9-piece band that evening and in the subsequent days. We were married in August and we are still receiving comments and complements about them today!

Important to note, also, is the caring precision that Mary dedicated to us to make sure that we had the perfect experience. Her joy and enthusiasm is genuine and I found her expertise and advice invaluable. She was happy to spend time on the phone with me discussing our options and preferences and she went out of her way to make sure that every detail was secured and that every request was honored. She was a wonderful person to work with! So much so that I found myself looking for excuses to call her because she was so lovely!

If you want to have a wonderful experience, both during the planning process and at your reception, I highly recommend that you choose Rare Blend Band. Read less
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Debra
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
We hired the Rare Blend for my daughter's wedding. They did a great job, kept the momentum going and had a great diversity of songs they played. I am from a big family and I have never had so many people up and dancing the entire night until the last song. They are great!!!!! and Great to work with !! Very professional to work with.
We hired the Rare Blend for my daughter's wedding. They did a great job, kept the momentum going and had a great diversity Read more...
We hired the Rare Blend for my daughter's wedding. They did a great job, kept the momentum going and had a great diversity of songs they played. I am from a big family and I have never had so many people up and dancing the entire night until the last song. They are great!!!!! and Great to work with !! Very professional to work with. Read less
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Caitlin
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have picked better entertainment for our wedding in July! At first we were going to hire a DJ but then my parents attended a wedding where Rare Blend played and couldn't stop talking about how great they were. And they are! They can play all styles of music--from party classics and favorites to current songs--and really knew how to get and keep all of our guests on the dance floor! We love Bruno Mars, and they rocked "Treasure" and "Runaway Baby".

Working with Mary was absolutely incredible. From the very beginning, I felt like I was her only bride. She helped me through all the planning and then sent me a very detailed timeline. At the reception, Mary made sure that everything we planned was executed perfectly. I felt like my best friend was running the wedding! That's how close I felt to her and how much I trusted her to run my wedding!

My sister and some college friends sang and choreographed a dance as a surprise for me. After the wedding, I found out that Mary worked with them to plan the music and cut down the recording so that the song didn't run so long and so that they could practice their dance before the reception. My sister couldn't believe how helpful Mary was!

Everybody is still raving about Rare Blend. They put on an amazing performance and seriously made our wedding reception phenomenal! We expected that we would have a great experience with Rare Blend when we booked them, but Mary and the band came through even more than we could have imagined. We were beyond thrilled with Rare Blend and would recommend them to anyone looking for a an incredible wedding band and a truly amazing wedding reception!
We couldn't have picked better entertainment for our wedding in July! At first we were going to hire a DJ but then my Read more...
We couldn't have picked better entertainment for our wedding in July! At first we were going to hire a DJ but then my parents attended a wedding where Rare Blend played and couldn't stop talking about how great they were. And they are! They can play all styles of music--from party classics and favorites to current songs--and really knew how to get and keep all of our guests on the dance floor! We love Bruno Mars, and they rocked "Treasure" and "Runaway Baby".

Working with Mary was absolutely incredible. From the very beginning, I felt like I was her only bride. She helped me through all the planning and then sent me a very detailed timeline. At the reception, Mary made sure that everything we planned was executed perfectly. I felt like my best friend was running the wedding! That's how close I felt to her and how much I trusted her to run my wedding!

My sister and some college friends sang and choreographed a dance as a surprise for me. After the wedding, I found out that Mary worked with them to plan the music and cut down the recording so that the song didn't run so long and so that they could practice their dance before the reception. My sister couldn't believe how helpful Mary was!

Everybody is still raving about Rare Blend. They put on an amazing performance and seriously made our wedding reception phenomenal! We expected that we would have a great experience with Rare Blend when we booked them, but Mary and the band came through even more than we could have imagined. We were beyond thrilled with Rare Blend and would recommend them to anyone looking for a an incredible wedding band and a truly amazing wedding reception! Read less
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shelby
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Rare Blend was beyond exceptional! Not only was their music, performance, and professionalism top notch, but they went above and beyond to create a truly magical evening. Mary, the lead singer of the band and emcee, did an amazing job of working with me to coordinate music for the slide show, toast, and a flash mob that we performed. The band continually communicated with us via email and phone months prior to the wedding to help make sure that all our needs were being met, and that we would have a truly wonderful evening. The night of the wedding the band was hopping! They did a wonderful job of joining in on the fun, moving along the events at a very nice pace, and even providing awesome intermission music that we got to specifically pick out! Additionally, they took photos all evening for no additional cost, and we now have access to some amazing candid shots! I am beyond impressed with the quality and talent of Rare Blend, and would reccomend them to any Bride and Groom who are looking to truly have a rocking and enjoyable evening. The music was a great mix of old and new, and specialized to meet the desires of the Bride and Groom. Rare Blend was a treat to work with, and I hope someday I have the ability to enjoy their talents again!
Rare Blend was beyond exceptional! Not only was their music, performance, and professionalism top notch, but they went Read more...
Rare Blend was beyond exceptional! Not only was their music, performance, and professionalism top notch, but they went above and beyond to create a truly magical evening. Mary, the lead singer of the band and emcee, did an amazing job of working with me to coordinate music for the slide show, toast, and a flash mob that we performed. The band continually communicated with us via email and phone months prior to the wedding to help make sure that all our needs were being met, and that we would have a truly wonderful evening. The night of the wedding the band was hopping! They did a wonderful job of joining in on the fun, moving along the events at a very nice pace, and even providing awesome intermission music that we got to specifically pick out! Additionally, they took photos all evening for no additional cost, and we now have access to some amazing candid shots! I am beyond impressed with the quality and talent of Rare Blend, and would reccomend them to any Bride and Groom who are looking to truly have a rocking and enjoyable evening. The music was a great mix of old and new, and specialized to meet the desires of the Bride and Groom. Rare Blend was a treat to work with, and I hope someday I have the ability to enjoy their talents again! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I was just married this past June and I can honestly and truly say that my wedding would not have been the same without Rare Blend. The best part about this band is not just the fantastic music and atmosphere they create, but also how truly genuine and caring all the band members are. Mary did a truly fantastic job organizing and being an MC for the evening! She coordinated and helped organize everything and even offered suggestions and tips that you may have not thought of on your own. If you are looking to work with an incredible group of people and want some FANTASTIC music at your wedding, I would highly recommend Rare Blend. You can't go wrong with them!!!
I was just married this past June and I can honestly and truly say that my wedding would not have been the same without Read more...
I was just married this past June and I can honestly and truly say that my wedding would not have been the same without Rare Blend. The best part about this band is not just the fantastic music and atmosphere they create, but also how truly genuine and caring all the band members are. Mary did a truly fantastic job organizing and being an MC for the evening! She coordinated and helped organize everything and even offered suggestions and tips that you may have not thought of on your own. If you are looking to work with an incredible group of people and want some FANTASTIC music at your wedding, I would highly recommend Rare Blend. You can't go wrong with them!!! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
3/15/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Rare Blend. They made our wedding an incredibly exciting event. We loved that they could play so many styles of music. Our guests could not stop talking about how great they were. They were simply outstanding. In addition, Mary Davis helped me every step of the way with the planning. She was friendly, extremely organized and detail-oriented, and always available to answer any of my questions. The band exceeded all of my expectations. I would strongly recommend them to anyone who wants amazing music and a packed dance floor.
I cannot say enough good things about Rare Blend. They made our wedding an incredibly exciting event. We loved that they Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about Rare Blend. They made our wedding an incredibly exciting event. We loved that they could play so many styles of music. Our guests could not stop talking about how great they were. They were simply outstanding. In addition, Mary Davis helped me every step of the way with the planning. She was friendly, extremely organized and detail-oriented, and always available to answer any of my questions. The band exceeded all of my expectations. I would strongly recommend them to anyone who wants amazing music and a packed dance floor. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music, , Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Oh my goodness… this band is unreal! Mary and her team are OUTSTANDING. Mary is very thorough and had all her ducks in a row managing the trio, 9 piece band and songs we requested played from a pre recorded disk. From the moment the doors opened to 1 hour after the band stopped playing our guests were on the floor dancing the night away. No one wanted to leave and asked us if they were going to play an encore. Mary has a natural ability to read the crowd and when guests started to take breaks or wander off the floor she changed up the vibe with her band and kept everyone dancing. She is a joy to work with and made our special day one people continue to talk about (6 months later) and one that everyone compares other weddings to.
Oh my goodness… this band is unreal! Mary and her team are OUTSTANDING. Mary is very thorough and had all her ducks in a Read more...
Oh my goodness… this band is unreal! Mary and her team are OUTSTANDING. Mary is very thorough and had all her ducks in a row managing the trio, 9 piece band and songs we requested played from a pre recorded disk. From the moment the doors opened to 1 hour after the band stopped playing our guests were on the floor dancing the night away. No one wanted to leave and asked us if they were going to play an encore. Mary has a natural ability to read the crowd and when guests started to take breaks or wander off the floor she changed up the vibe with her band and kept everyone dancing. She is a joy to work with and made our special day one people continue to talk about (6 months later) and one that everyone compares other weddings to. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rare Blend recently played for my wedding, and they were absolutely FANTASTIC! I've heard them perform at many events in the past, but they exceeded all of my guests' expectations. The party remained high-energy from start to finish, and the majority of our guests stayed until the very end of the reception. Rare Blend also coordinated a unique variety of music for my ceremony, which set the stage for outstanding performances for the rest of the evening.

For anyone considering Rare Blend over a DJ, please choose the band! It will make a world of difference in the quality and atmosphere of your wedding reception. In the words of my best friend and matron of honor, "I would've booked Rare Blend for my wedding if I had known that they were this good!"
Rare Blend recently played for my wedding, and they were absolutely FANTASTIC! I've heard them perform at many events in Read more...
Rare Blend recently played for my wedding, and they were absolutely FANTASTIC! I've heard them perform at many events in the past, but they exceeded all of my guests' expectations. The party remained high-energy from start to finish, and the majority of our guests stayed until the very end of the reception. Rare Blend also coordinated a unique variety of music for my ceremony, which set the stage for outstanding performances for the rest of the evening.

For anyone considering Rare Blend over a DJ, please choose the band! It will make a world of difference in the quality and atmosphere of your wedding reception. In the words of my best friend and matron of honor, "I would've booked Rare Blend for my wedding if I had known that they were this good!" Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
7/5/2013
5.0/5.0
The band leader, Mary, was extremely easy to get ahold of and very helpful. She does a wonderful job catering to your wants and your groups interests. Everyone at the wedding was raving about how awesome the band was and how impressed they were by the variety of music.
The band leader, Mary, was extremely easy to get ahold of and very helpful. She does a wonderful job catering to your Read more...
The band leader, Mary, was extremely easy to get ahold of and very helpful. She does a wonderful job catering to your wants and your groups interests. Everyone at the wedding was raving about how awesome the band was and how impressed they were by the variety of music. Read less
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Brad
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
I do not know where to begin to fully express the value that Mary Davis and Rare Blend added to our wedding experience -- booking this amazing group of professionals was easily the best decision my wife and I made for our wedding.

Prior to the event, Mary was an absolute delight to work with. In the midst of all the stress of wedding planning she made us feel at ease while helping us plan the event, and above all else, she helped us to remember that this was a celebration that we should enjoy. She was the bright spot of our week leading up to the wedding and for this I can say that you get much more than a wedding band with Rare blend.

At our reception, their sound was outstanding - Mary had a great energy as an MC to get things kicked off. They played softer tunes during dinner that everybody loved. The dance floor was packed for the remainder of the night following dinner, during this time we received a steady flow of rave reviews from people of all ages about how excellent our band was. Mary and Greg are top-notch vocalists and they are backed by a group of immensely talented musicians -- they are just pros.

My wife and I are in our mid 20's and both of us had never once liked a wedding band prior to hearing of Rare Blend. We would recommend them to anybody - the experience that they provide is worth WAY MORE than they charge. Our only dilemma at this point is trying to find an excuse to hire them again.

Thank you to Mary and Greg, and the great musicians in Rare Blend Band, you guys all made our night.

- Katie & Brad
I do not know where to begin to fully express the value that Mary Davis and Rare Blend added to our wedding experience -- Read more...
I do not know where to begin to fully express the value that Mary Davis and Rare Blend added to our wedding experience -- booking this amazing group of professionals was easily the best decision my wife and I made for our wedding.

Prior to the event, Mary was an absolute delight to work with. In the midst of all the stress of wedding planning she made us feel at ease while helping us plan the event, and above all else, she helped us to remember that this was a celebration that we should enjoy. She was the bright spot of our week leading up to the wedding and for this I can say that you get much more than a wedding band with Rare blend.

At our reception, their sound was outstanding - Mary had a great energy as an MC to get things kicked off. They played softer tunes during dinner that everybody loved. The dance floor was packed for the remainder of the night following dinner, during this time we received a steady flow of rave reviews from people of all ages about how excellent our band was. Mary and Greg are top-notch vocalists and they are backed by a group of immensely talented musicians -- they are just pros.

My wife and I are in our mid 20's and both of us had never once liked a wedding band prior to hearing of Rare Blend. We would recommend them to anybody - the experience that they provide is worth WAY MORE than they charge. Our only dilemma at this point is trying to find an excuse to hire them again.

Thank you to Mary and Greg, and the great musicians in Rare Blend Band, you guys all made our night.

- Katie & Brad Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Of all the vendors with whom my husband and I coordinated throughout the wedding planning process, Rare Blend Band was the most competent, professional, and courteous. And of the rave reviews we are still hearing from our guests, almost all of them are about Rare Blend Band.

Band leader and mistress of ceremonies Mary Davis is EXPERIENCED and COMPETENT in her profession, making for invaluable insight into party planning. She and I talked through the reception itinerary together. She understood my vision, complementing it with helpful suggestions on important details that I had not considered. Then, she typed up the itinerary for review -- typical of her organization and attention to detail. When the reception arrived, I was at total peace leaving entertainment to her leadership.

From planning to performance, Rare Blend Band is COURTEOUS and PROFESSIONAL. They are accessible/responsive via phone and email. They dress to impress and are friendly toward guests. Two of our friends approached the saxophone player, who kindly engaged them in conversation. Another of our guests, who is a sound technician on Broadway, remarked that the band definitely knew what it was doing, because (among other reasons), Mary stepped out from the band stand to check sound quality as heard on the dance floor. Also, the band's vocalists are award-winning. If you would like to hear for yourself, though, listen to its sound clips, request to drop in on a live performance, or ask Mary sing to you over the phone - which she will do!

Rare Blend Band is ENTERTAINING. We had guests taking to the dance floor even between soup and salad course, because they couldn't resist the lure of the band's sounds! Once the dinner hour ended and the dancing officially began, our guests jumped out of their seats and poured onto the dance floor - filling all 2,375 square feet of it! By the time our reception ended at 1:00 AM, there will still about 150 people dancing.

SybilMarie - bride
Of all the vendors with whom my husband and I coordinated throughout the wedding planning process, Rare Blend Band was the Read more...
Of all the vendors with whom my husband and I coordinated throughout the wedding planning process, Rare Blend Band was the most competent, professional, and courteous. And of the rave reviews we are still hearing from our guests, almost all of them are about Rare Blend Band.

Band leader and mistress of ceremonies Mary Davis is EXPERIENCED and COMPETENT in her profession, making for invaluable insight into party planning. She and I talked through the reception itinerary together. She understood my vision, complementing it with helpful suggestions on important details that I had not considered. Then, she typed up the itinerary for review -- typical of her organization and attention to detail. When the reception arrived, I was at total peace leaving entertainment to her leadership.

From planning to performance, Rare Blend Band is COURTEOUS and PROFESSIONAL. They are accessible/responsive via phone and email. They dress to impress and are friendly toward guests. Two of our friends approached the saxophone player, who kindly engaged them in conversation. Another of our guests, who is a sound technician on Broadway, remarked that the band definitely knew what it was doing, because (among other reasons), Mary stepped out from the band stand to check sound quality as heard on the dance floor. Also, the band's vocalists are award-winning. If you would like to hear for yourself, though, listen to its sound clips, request to drop in on a live performance, or ask Mary sing to you over the phone - which she will do!

Rare Blend Band is ENTERTAINING. We had guests taking to the dance floor even between soup and salad course, because they couldn't resist the lure of the band's sounds! Once the dinner hour ended and the dancing officially began, our guests jumped out of their seats and poured onto the dance floor - filling all 2,375 square feet of it! By the time our reception ended at 1:00 AM, there will still about 150 people dancing.

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Services Used: Band
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Nick
Wedding:
6/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Rare blend played at my wedding and as soon as the music began I said "wow!"
They were incredible. We had so many people dancing and having a great time. I received numerous compliments from the guests about how much they loved the band.
My wife and I have no regrets about hiring this band and we absolutely recommend it them to any engaged couple.
Rare blend played at my wedding and as soon as the music began I said "wow!"
They were incredible. We had so many Read more...
Rare blend played at my wedding and as soon as the music began I said "wow!"
They were incredible. We had so many people dancing and having a great time. I received numerous compliments from the guests about how much they loved the band.
My wife and I have no regrets about hiring this band and we absolutely recommend it them to any engaged couple. Read less
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Carl
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
If you are getting married and are looking for a band for your wedding reception, we strongly recommend that you consider Rare Blend! This wedding band was hired as the entertainment at our daughter's and son-in-law's wedding reception in May and we cannot convey to you properly what a fantastic job they did. Our guests were stunned that such quality in music and singing still exists!!
With two singers and 7 musicians, each piece of music was absolutely outstanding!

We are greatly indebted to Rare Blend for helping to make our very special event in May a perfect one!

Carl and Kathy
If you are getting married and are looking for a band for your wedding reception, we strongly recommend that you consider Read more...
If you are getting married and are looking for a band for your wedding reception, we strongly recommend that you consider Rare Blend! This wedding band was hired as the entertainment at our daughter's and son-in-law's wedding reception in May and we cannot convey to you properly what a fantastic job they did. Our guests were stunned that such quality in music and singing still exists!!
With two singers and 7 musicians, each piece of music was absolutely outstanding!

We are greatly indebted to Rare Blend for helping to make our very special event in May a perfect one!

Carl and Kathy Read less
Services Used: Band
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Nicole
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I weren't able to see Rare Blend Band prior to booking them for our wedding, and we hoped that what we heard on their website was an accurate representation of their sound. We were thrilled when their live performance was better than we expected! They could play every style of music and had us on our feet all night long. Everyone had such fun! We couldn't have been more satisfied with our decision to book Rare Blend Band.
My husband and I weren't able to see Rare Blend Band prior to booking them for our wedding, and we hoped that what we Read more...
My husband and I weren't able to see Rare Blend Band prior to booking them for our wedding, and we hoped that what we heard on their website was an accurate representation of their sound. We were thrilled when their live performance was better than we expected! They could play every style of music and had us on our feet all night long. Everyone had such fun! We couldn't have been more satisfied with our decision to book Rare Blend Band. Read less
Services Used: Band
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tiff
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Great band! Loved their sound. Vocals and horns were excellent. Got rave reviews from our guests. I highly recommend them!
Great band! Loved their sound. Vocals and horns were excellent. Got rave reviews from our guests. I highly recommend them! Read more...
Great band! Loved their sound. Vocals and horns were excellent. Got rave reviews from our guests. I highly recommend them! Read less
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kelly
Wedding:
10/12/2012
5.0/5.0
At first, Eric and I thought we’d have to hire a DJ for our reception to stay in our budget but then discovered that Rare Blend was not as expensive as some other wedding bands we checked out. In the end, the money spent on the band was totally worth it. Rare Blend was incredible! They exceeded all our expectations! Everybody’s still talking the amazing time they had at our wedding. I’m so glad they were available for our wedding!
At first, Eric and I thought we’d have to hire a DJ for our reception to stay in our budget but then discovered that Rare Read more...
At first, Eric and I thought we’d have to hire a DJ for our reception to stay in our budget but then discovered that Rare Blend was not as expensive as some other wedding bands we checked out. In the end, the money spent on the band was totally worth it. Rare Blend was incredible! They exceeded all our expectations! Everybody’s still talking the amazing time they had at our wedding. I’m so glad they were available for our wedding! Read less
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Philipp
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Don't get a DJ or a Band, get Rare Blend. Having Rare Blend play at our wedding was the absolute best. Mary is super friendly and easy to work with and made the evening, from set up, introductions to first dance, partying and tearing down as smooth as clock work. The power blew out (not RBB's fault) for a few minutes, but the band kept on going a cappella, simply amazing. Being a musician myself, I can highly recommend this fun and talented group!
Don't get a DJ or a Band, get Rare Blend. Having Rare Blend play at our wedding was the absolute best. Mary is super Read more...
Don't get a DJ or a Band, get Rare Blend. Having Rare Blend play at our wedding was the absolute best. Mary is super friendly and easy to work with and made the evening, from set up, introductions to first dance, partying and tearing down as smooth as clock work. The power blew out (not RBB's fault) for a few minutes, but the band kept on going a cappella, simply amazing. Being a musician myself, I can highly recommend this fun and talented group! Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Rare Blend is simply the best wedding band in the Detroit area! Our wedding reception was amazing, thanks to them. From the booking process to all the help and advice prior to the wedding to the great music and dancing on the day of the wedding, Mary and her colleagues made the entire process easy and worry free. Matt and I couldn't have been happier with our entertainment choice! All our guests were on the dance floor all night, even the ones that normally don't dance much. We would highly recommend the Rare Blend Band to anyone looking for something unique, exciting, and memorable for their wedding reception. You will not regret your decision.
Rare Blend is simply the best wedding band in the Detroit area! Our wedding reception was amazing, thanks to them. From Read more...
Rare Blend is simply the best wedding band in the Detroit area! Our wedding reception was amazing, thanks to them. From the booking process to all the help and advice prior to the wedding to the great music and dancing on the day of the wedding, Mary and her colleagues made the entire process easy and worry free. Matt and I couldn't have been happier with our entertainment choice! All our guests were on the dance floor all night, even the ones that normally don't dance much. We would highly recommend the Rare Blend Band to anyone looking for something unique, exciting, and memorable for their wedding reception. You will not regret your decision. Read less
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Teresa
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
The best decision Craig and I made for our wedding was having the Rare Blend Band play for the reception! Music was the one area where we spent the most time discussing our options--DJ vs. Wedding Band vs. Budget. We ended up sitting down and deciding what aspects of the wedding were most important to us. As we went over the weddings we'd been to in the past few years, we realized that the music and dancing were what we remembered the most. We'd seen a couple band and many DJs. Our best times were at the receptions with the wedding bands. So we started looking around and picked the Rare Blend Band. Overall Review: The band made the reception! They played like an hour and a half straight before taking a break! They packed the dance floor! Mary was so helpful before and during the reception. Everybody at our wedding loved the Rare Blend Band!
The best decision Craig and I made for our wedding was having the Rare Blend Band play for the reception! Music was the Read more...
The best decision Craig and I made for our wedding was having the Rare Blend Band play for the reception! Music was the one area where we spent the most time discussing our options--DJ vs. Wedding Band vs. Budget. We ended up sitting down and deciding what aspects of the wedding were most important to us. As we went over the weddings we'd been to in the past few years, we realized that the music and dancing were what we remembered the most. We'd seen a couple band and many DJs. Our best times were at the receptions with the wedding bands. So we started looking around and picked the Rare Blend Band. Overall Review: The band made the reception! They played like an hour and a half straight before taking a break! They packed the dance floor! Mary was so helpful before and during the reception. Everybody at our wedding loved the Rare Blend Band! Read less
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Andy
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
My wife and I hired the Rare Blend Band for our wedding in September. Many of my friends are musicians and it was important to me to have musicians that could really play. When I heard these guys I knew we found our band. My wife did most of the planning and thought Mary was a big help. We were completely satisfied with their services.
My wife and I hired the Rare Blend Band for our wedding in September. Many of my friends are musicians and it was Read more...
My wife and I hired the Rare Blend Band for our wedding in September. Many of my friends are musicians and it was important to me to have musicians that could really play. When I heard these guys I knew we found our band. My wife did most of the planning and thought Mary was a big help. We were completely satisfied with their services. Read less
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Bonnie
Wedding:
7/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Delighted guests filled dance floor. Was willing to learn song not on play list.
Delighted guests filled dance floor. Was willing to learn song not on play list.
Delighted guests filled dance floor. Was willing to learn song not on play list. Read less
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Greg
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Rare Blend is the perfect band for a wedding or company party! I have worked
with Rare Blend on several occasions. Based on my personal experience, I can
say without hesitation that this band is extremely professional on and off
the stage. The musicians and singers are amazingly talented, and they really
know how to pack the dance floor. You can’t go wrong if you hire the Rare
Blend Band. Check out their website for yourself (www.rareblendband.com) and
call their bandleader, Mary. She’s great!
Rare Blend is the perfect band for a wedding or company party! I have worked
with Rare Blend on several occasions. Read more...
Rare Blend is the perfect band for a wedding or company party! I have worked
with Rare Blend on several occasions. Based on my personal experience, I can
say without hesitation that this band is extremely professional on and off
the stage. The musicians and singers are amazingly talented, and they really
know how to pack the dance floor. You can’t go wrong if you hire the Rare
Blend Band. Check out their website for yourself (www.rareblendband.com) and
call their bandleader, Mary. She’s great! Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
2/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Rare Blend is an amazing band! Loved working with Mary! Josh and I had Rare Blend provide our ceremony and reception music and it was a great investment. We definitely got our money’s worth! We danced all night—-everybody had an awesome time. Our friends are still talking about how amazing our band was.

Josh and I knew we wanted a band and were very picky about choosing one. We wanted great dance music and to hire someone who would work with us and make sure that everything was exactly the way we wanted it. Mary was all of that—easy to reach, organized, and not pushy like some other vendors—a real stress reliever.

The whole experience with Rare Blend was perfect. Thank you, Mary.
Rare Blend is an amazing band! Loved working with Mary! Josh and I had Rare Blend provide our ceremony and reception music Read more...
Rare Blend is an amazing band! Loved working with Mary! Josh and I had Rare Blend provide our ceremony and reception music and it was a great investment. We definitely got our money’s worth! We danced all night—-everybody had an awesome time. Our friends are still talking about how amazing our band was.

Josh and I knew we wanted a band and were very picky about choosing one. We wanted great dance music and to hire someone who would work with us and make sure that everything was exactly the way we wanted it. Mary was all of that—easy to reach, organized, and not pushy like some other vendors—a real stress reliever.

The whole experience with Rare Blend was perfect. Thank you, Mary. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Donna
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Rare Blend is our family’s Band of Choice! My husband and I hired Rare Blend for our wedding fifteen years ago, based on the great time we had at my brother’s wedding. My brother and many of his friends, many of whom were in music school with Mary, used Rare Blend for their weddings based on the excellent musicianship of the band and Mary Davis’ leadership skills and personality. Recently (10/23/2010), I saw Rare Blend again at a cousin’s wedding, and they’ve only gotten better over the years! Once again, the dance floor was packed, and everybody was having a great time!

Mary is an amazing bandleader and event planner. She is organized, thorough, generous with her time, and so easy to work with. On the night of our wedding, I noticed at one point that the hors d’oeuvres table was still up and that it needed to come down for dancing. I was just about ready to speak to the catering manager, when I noticed that Mary was already working with the staff to get the table off the dance floor. I remember thinking, “I’m so glad that Mary is here! She’s doing exactly what I would be doing if I wasn’t so busy being the bride!” I was able to relax, celebrate, and enjoy my reception, knowing that Mary cared about the details and success of my reception as much as I did.

We were so thrilled to see that our guests enjoyed Rare Blend’s music and filled the dance floor. The band’s choice of music was perfect for our reception, as our guests ranged from teenagers to seniors. We also wanted to be sure that our guests didn’t leave right after dinner and knew that choosing the right band was crucial to this end. We couldn’t have made a better choice! Mary’s expertise and ability to assess the dynamics of the crowd and to choose the right songs to play kept all of our guests celebrating with us throughout the night.

If you want a great band, an amazing night of dancing, someone to oversee every detail, you should consider making Rare Blend your “Band of Choice”! An added bonus: Your friends and family will remind you, year after year, about the fun they had dancing at your wedding!
Rare Blend is our family’s Band of Choice! My husband and I hired Rare Blend for our wedding fifteen years ago, based on Read more...
Rare Blend is our family’s Band of Choice! My husband and I hired Rare Blend for our wedding fifteen years ago, based on the great time we had at my brother’s wedding. My brother and many of his friends, many of whom were in music school with Mary, used Rare Blend for their weddings based on the excellent musicianship of the band and Mary Davis’ leadership skills and personality. Recently (10/23/2010), I saw Rare Blend again at a cousin’s wedding, and they’ve only gotten better over the years! Once again, the dance floor was packed, and everybody was having a great time!

Mary is an amazing bandleader and event planner. She is organized, thorough, generous with her time, and so easy to work with. On the night of our wedding, I noticed at one point that the hors d’oeuvres table was still up and that it needed to come down for dancing. I was just about ready to speak to the catering manager, when I noticed that Mary was already working with the staff to get the table off the dance floor. I remember thinking, “I’m so glad that Mary is here! She’s doing exactly what I would be doing if I wasn’t so busy being the bride!” I was able to relax, celebrate, and enjoy my reception, knowing that Mary cared about the details and success of my reception as much as I did.

We were so thrilled to see that our guests enjoyed Rare Blend’s music and filled the dance floor. The band’s choice of music was perfect for our reception, as our guests ranged from teenagers to seniors. We also wanted to be sure that our guests didn’t leave right after dinner and knew that choosing the right band was crucial to this end. We couldn’t have made a better choice! Mary’s expertise and ability to assess the dynamics of the crowd and to choose the right songs to play kept all of our guests celebrating with us throughout the night.

If you want a great band, an amazing night of dancing, someone to oversee every detail, you should consider making Rare Blend your “Band of Choice”! An added bonus: Your friends and family will remind you, year after year, about the fun they had dancing at your wedding! Read less
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Melissa & Trent
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Loved Rare Blend! We used Rare Blend's 9 piece band for our wedding reception in September and couldn't have been happier! The horns and vocals were incredible! Everyone had a great time dancing! Some of our friends had questioned our decision to use a band. In the end, they were amazed at how much more fun it was to have a band than a DJ. Mary Davis, Rare Blend's leader, was wonderful to work with too -- so knowledgeable and professional. We would recommend this band to any couple looking for something extraordinary for their wedding!
Loved Rare Blend! We used Rare Blend's 9 piece band for our wedding reception in September and couldn't have been happier! Read more...
Loved Rare Blend! We used Rare Blend's 9 piece band for our wedding reception in September and couldn't have been happier! The horns and vocals were incredible! Everyone had a great time dancing! Some of our friends had questioned our decision to use a band. In the end, they were amazed at how much more fun it was to have a band than a DJ. Mary Davis, Rare Blend's leader, was wonderful to work with too -- so knowledgeable and professional. We would recommend this band to any couple looking for something extraordinary for their wedding! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music, DJ
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Kristin
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Rare Blend and their bandleader, Mary Davis, are the best! They played for my wedding two years ago, and I can’t say enough about how amazing they were. The band was awesome! The dance floor was packed all night long. Friends and family still talk about how excellent the band was at my wedding.

I couldn’t have gotten through my wedding day without Mary’s help. Whenever I had a question, she was easy to reach and amazing to work with. She not only answered my questions but also offered helpful suggestions. On the night of our wedding, she did an incredible job of coordinating every detail, from start to finish.

I am currently working with Mary on a wedding reception in the Metro Detroit area for my sister and her new husband. They were recently married in Spain and will be having a Michigan reception this summer. My sister asked me to help her with the plans. There was no question about entertainment - Rare Blend will be the band!
Rare Blend and their bandleader, Mary Davis, are the best! They played for my wedding two years ago, and I can’t say Read more...
Rare Blend and their bandleader, Mary Davis, are the best! They played for my wedding two years ago, and I can’t say enough about how amazing they were. The band was awesome! The dance floor was packed all night long. Friends and family still talk about how excellent the band was at my wedding.

I couldn’t have gotten through my wedding day without Mary’s help. Whenever I had a question, she was easy to reach and amazing to work with. She not only answered my questions but also offered helpful suggestions. On the night of our wedding, she did an incredible job of coordinating every detail, from start to finish.

I am currently working with Mary on a wedding reception in the Metro Detroit area for my sister and her new husband. They were recently married in Spain and will be having a Michigan reception this summer. My sister asked me to help her with the plans. There was no question about entertainment - Rare Blend will be the band! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
12/16/2006
5.0/5.0
My husband and I recently celebrated our wedding anniversary. We found ourselves reminiscing about what a wonderful night it was – thanks in part to this band! The level of class and sophistication that Rare Blend brought to the entire reception is something that we will never forget. Our friends and family are still raving about what an incredible time they had.

It was a pleasure getting to know Mary during the planning process. Her knowledge and expertise, regarding everything from music selection to the timing of events throughout the night, was beyond compare and helped put me at ease. I honestly can't say enough good things about her, the band, and their professionalism in general.
My husband and I recently celebrated our wedding anniversary. We found ourselves reminiscing about what a wonderful night Read more...
My husband and I recently celebrated our wedding anniversary. We found ourselves reminiscing about what a wonderful night it was – thanks in part to this band! The level of class and sophistication that Rare Blend brought to the entire reception is something that we will never forget. Our friends and family are still raving about what an incredible time they had.

It was a pleasure getting to know Mary during the planning process. Her knowledge and expertise, regarding everything from music selection to the timing of events throughout the night, was beyond compare and helped put me at ease. I honestly can't say enough good things about her, the band, and their professionalism in general. Read less
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SirDanny1
Wedding:
4/8/2006
5.0/5.0
Wonderful night! People are still talkinng about this wonderful band! As the groom, I can't get enough of them. Wish they played at the FOX or Pine Knob or some place so I could see them more. Or that I could have them play a birthday party every year! They were flexible, helpful, played every song we requested and had a genre depth that was unsurpassed! Mary and Rare Blend, thanks for making our reception wonderful! Your are truly a PERECT BLEND!
Wonderful night! People are still talkinng about this wonderful band! As the groom, I can't get enough of them. Wish they Read more...
Wonderful night! People are still talkinng about this wonderful band! As the groom, I can't get enough of them. Wish they played at the FOX or Pine Knob or some place so I could see them more. Or that I could have them play a birthday party every year! They were flexible, helpful, played every song we requested and had a genre depth that was unsurpassed! Mary and Rare Blend, thanks for making our reception wonderful! Your are truly a PERECT BLEND! Read less
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snphlowr
Wedding:
10/2/2010
2.4/5.0
I am so disappointed in the experience I had with this band. When I booked them, things seemed great. The band leader, Mary, was so helpful in setting up the timeline for our reception and other things. The communication was great. We went and saw them play and they sounded wonderful live.

About five weeks before the wedding, we approached the band with our music selection and asked about having one or two songs played as our first dance. After we had been told many times when we first booked them that this would be no problem, we were now told that there was no time to learn any new music. Disappointing.

Then the wedding happened. Mary was taking care of introducing the various people giving toasts during dinner. She introduced the father of the bride, then proceeded to step out of the room and get into a screaming match with the catering director. We could hear the screaming from the other room during the toast. Later on in the evening, I (the bride) was practically shoved out of the way by several of the band members who helped themselves generously to my candy buffet although they were not invited to do so. I could not believe the unprofessionalism with which this band conducted themselves on the night of the wedding. They sounded good when performing but the antics and behavior off the dance floor are definitely not worth putting up with.
I am so disappointed in the experience I had with this band. When I booked them, things seemed great. The band leader, Read more...
I am so disappointed in the experience I had with this band. When I booked them, things seemed great. The band leader, Mary, was so helpful in setting up the timeline for our reception and other things. The communication was great. We went and saw them play and they sounded wonderful live.

About five weeks before the wedding, we approached the band with our music selection and asked about having one or two songs played as our first dance. After we had been told many times when we first booked them that this would be no problem, we were now told that there was no time to learn any new music. Disappointing.

Then the wedding happened. Mary was taking care of introducing the various people giving toasts during dinner. She introduced the father of the bride, then proceeded to step out of the room and get into a screaming match with the catering director. We could hear the screaming from the other room during the toast. Later on in the evening, I (the bride) was practically shoved out of the way by several of the band members who helped themselves generously to my candy buffet although they were not invited to do so. I could not believe the unprofessionalism with which this band conducted themselves on the night of the wedding. They sounded good when performing but the antics and behavior off the dance floor are definitely not worth putting up with. Read less
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