Cocktail Reception Bands & Musicians

The following Bands and Musicians have experience performing for cocktail receptions and cocktail hours. These types of performances tend to be short in length. Not only does the repertoire have to be broad, the music needs to be performed quietly to allow guests to converse. Smaller combos (often sub-sets from a larger band) and solo musicians (often just the pianist from a larger band) are generally your best choice.

Click on the desired band to access that band's profile. To hire one of these bands, simply contact them by phone or email using the information provided.

Artists Brief Bio Musical Styles
Classic Expressions Classic Expressions is a Violin and Piano duo, featuring Erin and Michael Weiland. Perfect for ceremonies or small private gatherings. Rock, Classic Rock, Disco, Motown, Oldies, Classical
New Wave Jukebox Band photoNew Wave Jukebox Band New Wave Jukebox is the DC area's 80s alternative band, playing post-punk hits from Psychedelic Furs, The Cars, Joe Jackson and more. Book us for your next event and we'll all party like it's 1985. Rock, Alternative, Punk
Fellowcraft Fellowcraft is about energy, revelry, and volume. It's part blues, part funk, part rock and 100% loud. Fellowcraft is about rugged simplicity. Overdriven amplifiers, fuzzy bass lines and blisteringly loud drums. Rock, Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Indie, Blues, Other
Atoka StringsAtoka String Quartet ASQ is the premier string ensemble in Northern Virginia's Wine & Horse Country. Top 40, Rock, Classic Rock, Oldies, Classical, Latin, Alternative, Hip Hop
Shake It Up Classic Party Music Band Award winning band with male and female lead vocals, great harmonies and musicianship. Songs for dancing that range from ARETHA TO ZEPPELIN, FROM 60's - 80's. Classic Rock, Motown, Oldies
Time Machine Time Machine is a 10-piece variety band that specializes in high energy dance music for private events. Top 40, Rock, Classic Rock, Rhythm and Blues, Disco, Motown, Oldies, Jazz, Big Band, Latin, Ethnic, Other
Horizon The Horizon band provides exceptional live music entertainment for special events in the Maryland, DC, and the Northern Virginia region. Top 40, Rock, Rhythm and Blues, Disco, Motown, Oldies, Jazz, Big Band, Latin, Blues, Ethnic, Other
The N2N Band N2N is a highly motivated band of exciting musicians who perform old & new school R&B, Soul, Pop, Motown. With 13 years of experience, N2N assures that clients get their monies worth at each performance. Top 40, Rhythm and Blues, Motown, Oldies
747 Orchestra on DCAreaBands.com747 ORCHESTRA 747 is known for the soulful & authentic sounds of R&B, Motown, Funk, Soul, Pop & Jazz.The "killer" horn section, outstanding vocals, energy & experience makes for a bumping dance floor & a party that NEVER stops.We have a 39 year history in the wedding/event industry and fly globally for events. Top 40, Rock, Classic Rock, Rhythm and Blues, Disco, Motown, Oldies, Jazz, Big Band, Latin, Blues
Rock X Cover Band Live Cover Band with songs from the 70's to current day. Plus, we have the ability to play any event where the guest can come up and sing. Top 40, Rock, Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Alternative, Punk

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