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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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Alison
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
We had Rare Blend play for our wedding reception. It was the best choice we made for our wedding. Mary was VERY helpful. She answered all questions and gave great suggestions for our special day. Going into this, we did not really know what the timing should be for the reception, Mary helped us with this and the night went more than smoothly. She took photos and share all of them right away, which was really nice to see right after the wedding. The band sounded GREAT. Guests were raving about the band and how wonderful they were, the dance floor was in constant movement. I still have many guests speaking highly of the band. We even had a few song requests and the band learned new material for us. They were very accommodating and very professional. This is a decision that you can easily make and not have any regrets. Just choose them and don't look back. It will be the best choice you make.
We had Rare Blend play for our wedding reception. It was the best choice we made for our wedding. Mary was VERY helpful. Read more...
We had Rare Blend play for our wedding reception. It was the best choice we made for our wedding. Mary was VERY helpful. She answered all questions and gave great suggestions for our special day. Going into this, we did not really know what the timing should be for the reception, Mary helped us with this and the night went more than smoothly. She took photos and share all of them right away, which was really nice to see right after the wedding. The band sounded GREAT. Guests were raving about the band and how wonderful they were, the dance floor was in constant movement. I still have many guests speaking highly of the band. We even had a few song requests and the band learned new material for us. They were very accommodating and very professional. This is a decision that you can easily make and not have any regrets. Just choose them and don't look back. It will be the best choice you make. Read less
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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
Services Used: Band
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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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