The New Monopoly, LLC.
As the Father of the Bride, I had little to do with our wonderful wedding. That was all my wife. I only was allowed one task, and that was because I had a strong opinion that the band makes the wedding. I love it when I’m right! When you have a good group of folks that want to celebrate and party, you need a good band to get them there. Boy, The New Monopoly got us there and in a hurry! They were non-stop from the Father-Daughter dance until we were kicked out at closing time.
Doug is an absolute professional, very inviting, patient and accommodating. He says what he does and does what he says.
He and his band performed perfectly and as he promised. Doug was actually able to help with other areas of my Daughter’s wedding, as The New Monopoly is the house band for the Belvedere. This made everything go smoothly. In hindsight, this alone was worth every penny.
It’s been seven months since the wedding and we just received another compliment for the “Wedding of the Century”. We are so happy it was a great event and that everyone had fun.
My dearest wife deserves all the accolades. Ann you put on a perfectly executed and wonderful wedding. Thank you for all your hard work! I was merely and witness. But I am happy to take credit for the band!!!
Great job by The New Monopoly– First class band with GREAT voices and GREAT sound! We recommend the The New Monopoly with the HIGHEST regards.
Grateful and still dancing,
Scott and Ann Addison
When my husband (then finance) and I were looking online for a wedding band we felt that many seemed "cheesey" and then we came across The New Monopoly. We were literally dancing on the couch listening to them online. We called them immediately and are so happy we did. The band was awesome! They have a very extensive and diverse playlist. They are willing to learn one song not on their playlist for your wedding. Doug, the manager, is friendly, responsive, professional and just wants to make sure you are happy on your wedding day. Our guests LOVED the band and so did we. In addition, we found them to be very reasonably priced...especially for their size (8 musicians) and diversity.
So great! New Monopoly had our guests dancing all night long! Doug was wonderful to work with leading up to the event. They did EVERYTHING we asked for and more. All of our guests were raving about them. Definitely get New Monopoly for your wedding!!!!
The New Monopoly is FABULOUS!!! The music was awesome and they had every single guest on the dance floor! They are extremely talented and played every request and avoided our 'do not plays' as well. They really honored our music playlist and we appreciated that.
They had a great time with our guests that they even came back early from break and played longer, the crowd was so excited. They went above and beyond to make our day extremely special and memorable.
They can play anything and everything, it was a great mix of music that each guest could relate to. Love THEM!
The New Monopoly was one of the best decisions we ever made for the wedding!! Their energy and talent is hard to come by. Guest were on the dance floor from beginning to end. They were very good at reading the crowd to decide the type of song to play and also were very attentive to our requests with the music!! Also, they were great to work with while preparing for the wedding. They spent whatever time we needed planning and meeting o make our day just so. I would DEFINITELY recommend them to all my friends getting married.
The New Monopoly played at our wedding a few weeks ago. Overall we were relatively happy with them. Gusets of all ages danced all night and the band played a lot of fun music. A few criticisms though:
- The band played NONE of the songs we asked they try to play.
- Doug was horrible MC, super awkward and it seemed like he had never MCed a wedding before. Despite discussing the introductions of the bridal party beforehand, it did not go smoothly. The music we asked be played was not played until the very end and he pronounced most names wrong. He also skipped over my dad's speech! It ended up working out fine to do the speech at a later point during dinner, but you can't forget the father of the bride's speech!
They did learn our first dance song and we thought it was good enough, but not great.
If we needed a band again, we might use New Monopoly again as long as Doug did not MC the event and none of the above mentioned items would not happen again.
Seriously, this is the BEST FREAKIN' BAND out there! We interviewed sooooo many bands and were so pleased with the New Monopoly. People are still talking about them and how they kept everyone on the dance floor the entire night. My only regret is not having a bigger dance floor!
New Monopoly is a full-time professional provider of live entertainment specializing in weddings, corporate parties and fundraisers. We offer the most diverse musical experience of any performing group in the region while maintaining a classy, but fun, stage presence. From easy listening to swing, 50's doo-wop to 70's disco, Motown to 80's new wave, current radio hits to ethnic staples, the New Monopoly is an extremely versatile unit.
New Monopoly is well known for it’s expansive song list. We have invested countless years to be able to include all the songs you would expect from a live variety group. Plus, we don’t simply rest on our laurels. We work very hard to stay up-to-date, learning the best of today’s current radio hits to supplement our strong foundation of crowd favorites. We use as our guide multiple sources - Billboard® charts, DJ Top-200 play lists, as well as client submissions and requests. This assures we consistently add great music to our list. Our stage presentation is second to none, energy-wise - always providing the appropriate musical style driving your evening from start to finish with music everyone will enjoy.
No longer do you have to search the entire east coast when the best available group is available right here, local to Baltimore MD, Washington DC, Northern VA, York/Hanover PA, & Delaware. There is no need to bring in a group from New York, Boston or Nashville just to realize the quality of presentation you want for your special day, plus pay the cost of accommodation, only to worry whether all of the members are going to arrive from their 4-8 hour journey. You gain nothing but an inflated budget, and lose the personal touch of a liaison who will work with you personally to assure the success of your event.
New Monopoly is without a doubt the best all around product, with the most diversity, and the most complete package - plus we are right here in your local Washington DC/Baltimore community. We work mostly private functions, so you won’t see us on a club marquee - but we are extremely well known in our field - that of black tie events - weddings, corporate events, media events, and fundraisers.
We are a group of professionals that work closely with your party planner for meticulous event execution.
We are a premium black tie group that is in business solely to provide superior entertainment for once-in-a-lifetime events.
NOT a “club” or weekend warrior band that simply ‘puts on a tux’ to be able to perform at an upper class function. Our demeanor, our presentation, our song list, even our selection of staff is geared strictly to formal weddings and corporate events. We dress in uniform premium tuxes, and our ladies dress in cocktail dresses appropriate to your event.We are
If you are an entertainment buyer who has had the unfortunate experience of hiring a band, yet seeing your guests sit in their seats all night and not dance, you didn’t hire New Monopoly. Unlike most bands, we welcome the chance to go head-to-head with a DJ for audience satisfaction and proper song choice. The difference in energy between live and a disc is indescribable.
Our business is strictly weddings and corporate events that demand experience and professionalism, while also providing your guests an unparalleled musical experience they never will forget.
As opposed to most bands, the New Monopoly is a group made up of wholly professional and responsible people, many of whom are leaders in their chosen professions. As such, the same standards that apply to any serious business apply to us as well - no drugs, no drinking, no inappropriate language, and a desire to work hand and hand with all other vendors involved in executing a night (or day) to remember.
While all of the above statements are important, if not critical, to choosing the right group to entertain at your event, the number one priority is thateveryone has a fun, enjoyable experience from note one until the end. We have the songs, the sound, the consistency, and the know-how to spice in each necessary ingredient for an unforgettable entertainment experience. You can always find a group for less, but even at double our pricing, you won’t find a group with everything we consistently offer.