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.

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Artists Brief Bio Musical Styles
Limited Editon This band has the versatility necessary to please just about any musical taste, and a fun-filled, playful attitude that makes their performances a hit with everyone. Top 40, Rock, Classic Rock, Rhythm and Blues, Disco, Motown, Oldies, Jazz, Big Band, Classical, Latin, Ethnic, Other
After Hours Band After Hours Band plays the best dance music! Motown, rock, soul, r&b, disco, swing! Top 40, Rock, Rhythm and Blues, Disco, Motown, Oldies, Jazz, Big Band
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
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
Night & Day The Swing, Jazz and Big Band Specialists! Elegance and class at a reasonable price. -Night And Day Band- The perfect music for your wedding reception, cocktail party or corporate event. Motown, Oldies, Jazz, Big Band, Latin, Ethnic, Other
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
The Mustangs Band We are the Mustang Band of Washington DC. We are a high-energy dance band playing music of the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's & today. Top 40, Rock, Classic Rock, Rhythm and Blues, Disco, Motown, Oldies, Big Band, Hip Hop, Other
PopCulture StringsPopCulture Strings PopCulture Strings is more than a group of uber-talented, young, and stylish string musicians—rather, it offers a new way to experience music. Top 40, Rock, Classic Rock, Rhythm and Blues, Disco, Motown, Oldies, Jazz, Classical, Latin, Hard Rock, Alternative, Indie, Hip Hop, Country, Folk, Ethnic, Other
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
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