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The Dan Rafferty Band

Detroit , MI
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Detroit, MI US (map)

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888-406-9011

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ABOUT US

WHO ARE WE? Well, put simply, we’re one of Detroit, Michigan’s most sought-after wedding, event & party bands.
The real question is, who are we NOT?

We are NOT a... Read more
WHO ARE WE? Well, put simply, we’re one of Detroit, Michigan’s most sought-after wedding, event & party bands.
The real question is, who are we NOT?

We are NOT a cheesy, corny band that has defined the term “wedding band” for so long. We are a young, dynamic, hip 8-piece group. We are in-touch with today’s styles, including hip-hop, R&B, top 40 and modern rock. We absolutely KICK out the funk and disco from the 70’s and 80’s. We JAM the Motown classics everyone loves so much. And we bring the “cool” back to big band and swing!

We are NOT a group of “hired-gun” musicians with no connection or passion for your event. You will never be stuck wondering the day before your event what to expect from The DRB. We will become friends and interact on a first name basis because it is very important for us to know what exactly it is you’re looking for, even if you’re not exactly sure. We’ll sit down face to face and walk through your whole event together. You have NO WORRIES with us. That’s how we roll baby!

The Dan Rafferty Band, proudly calling Detroit home, offers a completely new way of providing live music entertainment for weddings, corporate functions, private parties, bars/clubs, casinos, bar & bat mitzvahs or any other type of event where dynamic live entertainment is needed. And while we’re based here in the Motorcity, we’ll travel wherever you need us. Chicago, Traverse City, Cleveland, Hawaii. Hey, were here for YOU, people! We often travel to Grand Rapids, Bay Harbor, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Toledo, and many more locations. We’re always looking for an opportunity to play someplace new!

We’ve shared the stage with Kid Rock, and we’ve opened for such bands as Foreigner, Flock of Seagulls and Loverboy. While we play weddings and corporate events every weekend, we don’t consider ourselves a wedding band. We’re passionate about our show, and about getting to know our clients personally. Our front vocalists are all young stylish entertainers who love today’s top 40 and hip hop dance music, and take great pride in performing these songs with the same energy and authenticity as the original artists!

Contact us today and let’s talk about all the things we can for YOU to make your event unique, memorable, remarkable and FUN!! Read less
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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
7+
What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?
Classic Rock, Country, Dance, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B/Soul, Rock, Top 40
What music services do you provide?
Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Learning New Songs, MC, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Vocals, Willing to Travel
What items are available?
Lighting, Microphones, Sound/PA System

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Shannon486
Wedding:
10/8/2016
5.0/5.0
BEYOND AMAZING! I CANNOT RECOMMEND THEM ENOUGH! Derrik met with us and talked to us about what we wanted, went above and beyond when he mixed together a song for my dad and I, made the entire evening run so smoothly, got the entire guest list involved and on the dance floor, he even had the groom and I up on stage! We had so much fun with him and know you will too! The DRB is worth EVERY SINGLE PENNY! You won't regret it. :)
BEYOND AMAZING! I CANNOT RECOMMEND THEM ENOUGH! Derrik met with us and talked to us about what we wanted, went above and Read more...
BEYOND AMAZING! I CANNOT RECOMMEND THEM ENOUGH! Derrik met with us and talked to us about what we wanted, went above and beyond when he mixed together a song for my dad and I, made the entire evening run so smoothly, got the entire guest list involved and on the dance floor, he even had the groom and I up on stage! We had so much fun with him and know you will too! The DRB is worth EVERY SINGLE PENNY! You won't regret it. :) Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
9/24/2016
5.0/5.0
Derek and the Dan Rafferty Band were the best money we spent on the wedding! They were amazing - they came with a jazz band for cocktail hour that my guests really enjoyed (shout out to the saxophonist)! They worked with us to make sure they were playing songs we wanted to hear and they also gauge the crowd reactions to songs and play subsequent songs accordingly. Multiple guests remarked to me that they are the best live band they've seen at a wedding! It's nice that they can also DJ songs if needed (like our first dance song) so there's no need to hire both a DJ and a band! Book The Dan Rafferty Band for your wedding - it will be the best decision you make!
Derek and the Dan Rafferty Band were the best money we spent on the wedding! They were amazing - they came with a jazz Read more...
Derek and the Dan Rafferty Band were the best money we spent on the wedding! They were amazing - they came with a jazz band for cocktail hour that my guests really enjoyed (shout out to the saxophonist)! They worked with us to make sure they were playing songs we wanted to hear and they also gauge the crowd reactions to songs and play subsequent songs accordingly. Multiple guests remarked to me that they are the best live band they've seen at a wedding! It's nice that they can also DJ songs if needed (like our first dance song) so there's no need to hire both a DJ and a band! Book The Dan Rafferty Band for your wedding - it will be the best decision you make! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Dan Rafferty Band is outstanding. People are still talking about the Band a month later. The dance floor was full all night, and everyone was dancing. The DRB was great leading up to the event to make sure they were prepared. I could suggest songs that we wanted, and they even played a few songs for us that were not on the list. They kept the party going and Derek was a perfect emcee. If I had to do it again I would get the DRB for sure!
The Dan Rafferty Band is outstanding. People are still talking about the Band a month later. The dance floor was full all Read more...
The Dan Rafferty Band is outstanding. People are still talking about the Band a month later. The dance floor was full all night, and everyone was dancing. The DRB was great leading up to the event to make sure they were prepared. I could suggest songs that we wanted, and they even played a few songs for us that were not on the list. They kept the party going and Derek was a perfect emcee. If I had to do it again I would get the DRB for sure! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
7/26/2014
4.8/5.0
The Dan Rafferty Band is HANDS DOWN the best. After hearing them a friend's wedding a few years ago, I knew right then that there was no way I was having my wedding without them there. And sure enough, I didn't secure my wedding date without making sure they were available to drive to Chicago, since they're based in Detroit. Beyond just being fabulous musicians and singers with the ability to play and sing absolutely anything, they are incredible entertainers and delight every single person in the room, dancer or not. Clearly there is love in the room at any wedding, but the way they facilitate that emotion throughout the evening is indescribable. Speaking of facilitate, it's the band/DJ that emcee's the entire evening and runs the schedule, which is essentially the foundation of the event, and I could not have trusted them more with that task, to the point where if something actually went wrong, I entirely believe they would make it look like it didn't. I could go on forever, but will just say besides saying "yes", hiring the DRB was the best wedding decision I made.
The Dan Rafferty Band is HANDS DOWN the best. After hearing them a friend's wedding a few years ago, I knew right then Read more...
The Dan Rafferty Band is HANDS DOWN the best. After hearing them a friend's wedding a few years ago, I knew right then that there was no way I was having my wedding without them there. And sure enough, I didn't secure my wedding date without making sure they were available to drive to Chicago, since they're based in Detroit. Beyond just being fabulous musicians and singers with the ability to play and sing absolutely anything, they are incredible entertainers and delight every single person in the room, dancer or not. Clearly there is love in the room at any wedding, but the way they facilitate that emotion throughout the evening is indescribable. Speaking of facilitate, it's the band/DJ that emcee's the entire evening and runs the schedule, which is essentially the foundation of the event, and I could not have trusted them more with that task, to the point where if something actually went wrong, I entirely believe they would make it look like it didn't. I could go on forever, but will just say besides saying "yes", hiring the DRB was the best wedding decision I made. Read less
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The Dan Rafferty Band responded with the following comments:

Holy cow!! Thank you so much, Katie! We absolutely LOVED getting to come to Chicago to be a part of your wedding! And then you let us be a part of the after party, too?! What a great night for everybody! We're so glad you called us and we hope to get to party with you again soon!

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