130x130 sq 1351712050073 andrew
(9)

The Devan Ellet Band

Bloomington , IN
CONTACT US
CONTACT US

LOCATION

Bloomington, IN 47406 US (map)

PHONE

618-979-7685

WEBSITE

View website
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.

ABOUT US

The Andrew Simmerman Band, comprised entirely of Indiana University music students, began as an acoustic pop trio with piano, guitar, and bass. Over time, more players have joined the... Read more
The Andrew Simmerman Band, comprised entirely of Indiana University music students, began as an acoustic pop trio with piano, guitar, and bass. Over time, more players have joined the group, but because each performance has an optimum instrumentation, the band's lineup varies to include any combination of guitar, bass, drums, auxiliary percussion, trumpet, saxophone, always in addition to Andrew on vocals and keyboards. They excel in both the jazz and pop/rock idioms, which allows them to provide appropriate dinner/cocktail jazz, dance-able swing tunes (a la Sinatra or Buble), and/or high-energy dance music (funk, contemporary pop hits, oldies, and more).

The band knows over 100 covers and also can play originals; if requested, they will gladly send a repertoire list so you can hand-pick the songs for your event! Additionally, they often learn songs for specific events (although the number of songs depends on how much advance notice is given). We also take requests live, although frankly, the audience generally asks for songs the booker has already requested :-) We are willing to travel, schedule-permitting, and we are available as a group year-round! Read less
Band

PHOTOS

130x130 sq 1351829290012 21006218448877562853146309o
130x130 sq 1351829315440 2161802031982830473562031948430477005795148224887n
130x130 sq 1351829331631 2514055784149214931224124n
130x130 sq 1351829349938 324189336674519699731955042948o
130x130 sq 1351829363857 34103723212614286891603079370o
130x130 sq 1351829375036 3272522321262468715653619796o
130x130 sq 1351827616261 739195845106091022834923n
130x130 sq 1351827650368 1492485845127348427489844n
130x130 sq 1351827716587 46950333010014133222110337076o
130x130 sq 1351827733690 33415333009730926141320193130o
130x130 sq 1351827752706 1774773300973452623758692676o
130x130 sq 1351828775221 2780833301003493374514383591o

INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Medium (4-6 musicians), Small (1-3 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Blues, Dance, Funk, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Pop, Reggae, Rock
Do you have liability insurance?
No

REVIEWS

5.0
out of 5.0
5.0/5.0
5.0/5.0
5.0/5.0
5.0/5.0
5.0/5.0
Sort by
Default vendor profile pic
Sable
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
We were recently married in Indianapolis, Indiana. A friend of ours found the ASB online by searching for local artists' videos on youtube. We hadn't seen the band at all before the wedding day, but the entire planning process went perfectly, the communication was professional and timely, and most of all, their performance was AMAZING. Had tons of compliments on the band, their playlist was so versatile, and they learned new songs for us. Would recommend 100% using this group for your event!
We were recently married in Indianapolis, Indiana. A friend of ours found the ASB online by searching for local artists' Read more...
We were recently married in Indianapolis, Indiana. A friend of ours found the ASB online by searching for local artists' videos on youtube. We hadn't seen the band at all before the wedding day, but the entire planning process went perfectly, the communication was professional and timely, and most of all, their performance was AMAZING. Had tons of compliments on the band, their playlist was so versatile, and they learned new songs for us. Would recommend 100% using this group for your event! Read less
Services Used: Band
Default vendor profile pic
Lindsay
Wedding:
3/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Andrew Simmerman is a very talented and professional individual. He and his band (of various size and instruments depending on your preference) perform a variety of different music styles from jazz, blues, rock n roll, top 40, and much much more. His voice is very soothing and he ads a unique flavor of vocals to all of the songs he sings. We hired his band for our wedding on 3/1/14, and everyone continues to talk about how great they were. He sang and played piano during the ceremony, and his band played during dinner and also later in the night for dancing. There was a packed dance floor, and many people singing along. I have had family and friends ask me about him and how I found him- which was actually from WeddingWire.com, ironically. He is extremely affordable to any other bands that you will find, and one of the best live bands that I have seen perform. I HIGHLY recommend him!!!
Andrew Simmerman is a very talented and professional individual. He and his band (of various size and instruments Read more...
Andrew Simmerman is a very talented and professional individual. He and his band (of various size and instruments depending on your preference) perform a variety of different music styles from jazz, blues, rock n roll, top 40, and much much more. His voice is very soothing and he ads a unique flavor of vocals to all of the songs he sings. We hired his band for our wedding on 3/1/14, and everyone continues to talk about how great they were. He sang and played piano during the ceremony, and his band played during dinner and also later in the night for dancing. There was a packed dance floor, and many people singing along. I have had family and friends ask me about him and how I found him- which was actually from WeddingWire.com, ironically. He is extremely affordable to any other bands that you will find, and one of the best live bands that I have seen perform. I HIGHLY recommend him!!! Read less
Services Used: Band
Default vendor profile pic
Justin
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Andrew Simmerman Trio was exceptionally professional and easy to work with on our wedding day. I actually feel a bit bad because I was the one that was difficult to reach/make decisions, but Andrew handled it all very well. Showed up on time, set up was no problem, it all worked out flawlessly. They learned 3 new/unique songs for us, which made the event tailored to our tastes. Their performance was 'so cool'. They are young, fresh, full of energy playing classic and more contemporary songs, (very versatile play list is what attracted us- something for everyone). Our guests had THE BEST TIME, many compliments on the band. They really brought life to the evening.
Andrew Simmerman Trio was exceptionally professional and easy to work with on our wedding day. I actually feel a bit bad Read more...
Andrew Simmerman Trio was exceptionally professional and easy to work with on our wedding day. I actually feel a bit bad because I was the one that was difficult to reach/make decisions, but Andrew handled it all very well. Showed up on time, set up was no problem, it all worked out flawlessly. They learned 3 new/unique songs for us, which made the event tailored to our tastes. Their performance was 'so cool'. They are young, fresh, full of energy playing classic and more contemporary songs, (very versatile play list is what attracted us- something for everyone). Our guests had THE BEST TIME, many compliments on the band. They really brought life to the evening. Read less
Services Used: Band
Default vendor profile pic
Lindsey
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Andrew was awesome. He listened to all my ideas and played all the songs that I liked. The band looked and sounded amazing. Everyone at the wedding couldn't stop talking about how great the band was!
Andrew was awesome. He listened to all my ideas and played all the songs that I liked. The band looked and sounded Read more...
Andrew was awesome. He listened to all my ideas and played all the songs that I liked. The band looked and sounded amazing. Everyone at the wedding couldn't stop talking about how great the band was! Read less
Services Used: Band
Default vendor profile pic
Erika
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Best wedding band ever! My husband and I couldn't have hoped for a more entertaining and talented band! Andrew is one of the most talented musicians, killer on the piano with a phenomenal voice and altogether the reception was a jam! They played the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception and every genre of music was executed perfectly. By far the best wedding band you could book for a reception to remember!
Best wedding band ever! My husband and I couldn't have hoped for a more entertaining and talented band! Andrew is one of Read more...
Best wedding band ever! My husband and I couldn't have hoped for a more entertaining and talented band! Andrew is one of the most talented musicians, killer on the piano with a phenomenal voice and altogether the reception was a jam! They played the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception and every genre of music was executed perfectly. By far the best wedding band you could book for a reception to remember! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
Default vendor profile pic
emily
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
We planned our Bloomington wedding from the East Coast and were feeling a bit apprehensive about working with vendors we didn’t know and wouldn’t meet until the days leading up to the event. However, the Andrew Simmerman Band blew us away with their professionalism and the ease in which they were able to incorporate the specifics of our event to their immense talents. We would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a fun, extremely talented band with a broad musical catalog at their disposal.

We first contacted Andrew several months before the wedding about working together and he was extremely responsive both over the phone and via email. While we had some specific songs in mind for the wedding song list, Andrew and his group accommodated our requests and even learned a few new songs for us.

Andrew was an excellent emcee at our reception and helped keep the flow of the evening running smoothly. His group met and exceeded our expectations with the quality of their music. Andrew is clearly gifted with his voice. And the rest of the band made sure all of our guests from our grandparents to the flower girls enjoyed the music and danced the night away.

The Andrew Simmerman Band was undoubtedly a crowd-pleaser; all of our guests kept asking for one more encore after each “final” song was over. There were several times where everyone in the crowd was singing along with the band. They kept people on their feet and we were never worried about losing the crowd. If we are ever in the Indianapolis-area again and in need of band – whether smooth jazz for a cocktail party or party featuring current hits – our first call will be to the Andrew Simmerman Band!

We are happy to speak with anyone who is interested in the Andrew Simmerman Band. I can be reached at hayden.ea@gmail.com or at 202-697-3414. - Emily Hayden and Reilly O'Connor
We planned our Bloomington wedding from the East Coast and were feeling a bit apprehensive about working with vendors we Read more...
We planned our Bloomington wedding from the East Coast and were feeling a bit apprehensive about working with vendors we didn’t know and wouldn’t meet until the days leading up to the event. However, the Andrew Simmerman Band blew us away with their professionalism and the ease in which they were able to incorporate the specifics of our event to their immense talents. We would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a fun, extremely talented band with a broad musical catalog at their disposal.

We first contacted Andrew several months before the wedding about working together and he was extremely responsive both over the phone and via email. While we had some specific songs in mind for the wedding song list, Andrew and his group accommodated our requests and even learned a few new songs for us.

Andrew was an excellent emcee at our reception and helped keep the flow of the evening running smoothly. His group met and exceeded our expectations with the quality of their music. Andrew is clearly gifted with his voice. And the rest of the band made sure all of our guests from our grandparents to the flower girls enjoyed the music and danced the night away.

The Andrew Simmerman Band was undoubtedly a crowd-pleaser; all of our guests kept asking for one more encore after each “final” song was over. There were several times where everyone in the crowd was singing along with the band. They kept people on their feet and we were never worried about losing the crowd. If we are ever in the Indianapolis-area again and in need of band – whether smooth jazz for a cocktail party or party featuring current hits – our first call will be to the Andrew Simmerman Band!

We are happy to speak with anyone who is interested in the Andrew Simmerman Band. I can be reached at hayden.ea@gmail.com or at 202-697-3414. - Emily Hayden and Reilly O'Connor Read less
Services Used: Band
Default vendor profile pic
Abigail
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
My fiance and I first heard Andrew Simmerman and his band at a Christmas party. Their ability to play different genres of music was great. They appeal to all ages and types of music lovers.

We contacted Andrew several months later. He responded in a timely manner. He was flexible on modes of communication and times to meet to discuss music. He was flexible with hours and different instruments for the band.

When given what music was preferred, Andrew listened. He learned songs that my fiance enjoyed and played them flawlessly. Everyone complemented the music! Soft instrumental was played during dinner. Dance music was played following dinner for several hours as everyone enjoyed and danced the night away!

I had always wanted a live band at my wedding. His band was the best to have. It truly made our reception special and unique!
My fiance and I first heard Andrew Simmerman and his band at a Christmas party. Their ability to play different genres of Read more...
My fiance and I first heard Andrew Simmerman and his band at a Christmas party. Their ability to play different genres of music was great. They appeal to all ages and types of music lovers.

We contacted Andrew several months later. He responded in a timely manner. He was flexible on modes of communication and times to meet to discuss music. He was flexible with hours and different instruments for the band.

When given what music was preferred, Andrew listened. He learned songs that my fiance enjoyed and played them flawlessly. Everyone complemented the music! Soft instrumental was played during dinner. Dance music was played following dinner for several hours as everyone enjoyed and danced the night away!

I had always wanted a live band at my wedding. His band was the best to have. It truly made our reception special and unique! Read less
Services Used: Band
Default vendor profile pic
Jennifer
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Andrew did the music for our wedding in Lafayette Indiana, June of last year. It was wonderful working with him because he was so flexible, and very talented. He has a plethora of songs at his fingertips, which was really helpful in deciding which music to use for our wedding, but he is also very adept at learning new songs so we weren’t limited to a specific playlist.
At our wedding we decided that we would prefer an acoustic piano feel, instead of a full band. Andrew did not disappoint. He was able to fill the sanctuary with beautiful arrangements of our favorite songs. His musicianship, and skill on the piano truly put us at ease, and we did not hesitate to ask for exactly what we wanted for our special day. For example, during the ceremony we wanted a well-known hymn played, but with jazz/blues chords thrown in for more of a smooth soft feel. Andrew immediately picked up on what we were looking for, and was able to give us an example on the spot.
He was involved throughout the process, corresponding promptly via phone and email. At our wedding, my husband surprised me with a special serenade. Andrew was a wonderful accompanist. He also managed to make time to practice with my husband beforehand while keeping me completely clueless!
While the days before the wedding have the potential to be extremely stressful, Andrew put us at ease (as far as music goes). He was always there when we asked him to be, and he had all of his equipment set up for the ceremony and the reception quickly and early!
If you are looking for a special, personalized wedding, don’t look any further than the Andrew Simmerman Band. Andrew is an amazingly talented individual, willing to work with you in order to make your wedding perfect!
Andrew did the music for our wedding in Lafayette Indiana, June of last year. It was wonderful working with him because he Read more...
Andrew did the music for our wedding in Lafayette Indiana, June of last year. It was wonderful working with him because he was so flexible, and very talented. He has a plethora of songs at his fingertips, which was really helpful in deciding which music to use for our wedding, but he is also very adept at learning new songs so we weren’t limited to a specific playlist.
At our wedding we decided that we would prefer an acoustic piano feel, instead of a full band. Andrew did not disappoint. He was able to fill the sanctuary with beautiful arrangements of our favorite songs. His musicianship, and skill on the piano truly put us at ease, and we did not hesitate to ask for exactly what we wanted for our special day. For example, during the ceremony we wanted a well-known hymn played, but with jazz/blues chords thrown in for more of a smooth soft feel. Andrew immediately picked up on what we were looking for, and was able to give us an example on the spot.
He was involved throughout the process, corresponding promptly via phone and email. At our wedding, my husband surprised me with a special serenade. Andrew was a wonderful accompanist. He also managed to make time to practice with my husband beforehand while keeping me completely clueless!
While the days before the wedding have the potential to be extremely stressful, Andrew put us at ease (as far as music goes). He was always there when we asked him to be, and he had all of his equipment set up for the ceremony and the reception quickly and early!
If you are looking for a special, personalized wedding, don’t look any further than the Andrew Simmerman Band. Andrew is an amazingly talented individual, willing to work with you in order to make your wedding perfect! Read less
Services Used: Band
Default vendor profile pic
Erin
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
Andrew played at my wedding back in 2010. He provided us with wonderful music during the ceremony and reception. He is very flexible and easy to work with. The Andrew Simmerman Trio is the best band I have ever heard at a wedding. Without a doubt, you will absolutely love having the Andrew Simmerman Trio be part of your wedding!
Andrew played at my wedding back in 2010. He provided us with wonderful music during the ceremony and reception. He is Read more...
Andrew played at my wedding back in 2010. He provided us with wonderful music during the ceremony and reception. He is very flexible and easy to work with. The Andrew Simmerman Trio is the best band I have ever heard at a wedding. Without a doubt, you will absolutely love having the Andrew Simmerman Trio be part of your wedding! Read less
Services Used: Band

MAP

 
Bloomington, IN 47406 See On Map
Thanks for visiting the vendor listing for The Devan Ellet Band
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.
Ww logo
 
220x220 1351712050073 andrew