Rare Blend Band
Great band! Loved their sound. Vocals and horns were excellent. Got rave reviews from our guests. I highly recommend them!
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!
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.
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!
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.
Delighted guests filled dance floor. Was willing to learn song not on play list.
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 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 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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!