Martha’s Vineyard’s Hottest Wedding Band
Weddings. Parties. Private Events. We do it all.
If you’re looking for a band – and not just any band, but a killer ensemble of vocalists and instrumentalists, with years of experience playing everything from weddings to festivals to parties – to perform on Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Cape Cod, Boston, and beyond, you’ve come to the right place. We’re a wedding band, function band, and party band all in one, and we also do ceremonies, cocktail hours, acoustic sets, after-hours dance parties, and just about any other kind of live music – if you can imagine it, we’ve probably played it. Nothing will take your event to the next level like live music, and whether you need a wedding band on Martha’s Vineyard, entertainment for your company retreat on Nantucket, or hosts for a rockin’ party in the heart of Boston, no one does it quite like The Dukes.
Live Band or DJ? Debate! (You Can Probably Guess What Side We’re On)
Tons of couples get married every year. A small percent know they want a live band. Some are probably set on a DJ from the very beginning. Everyone else wrestles with the idea of hiring one or the other. And
What Is Continuous Music? Do I Want That At My Wedding?
Wedding bands offer lots of add-ons to go along with the baseline service of performing dance music during a reception. One of those add-ons is the option of ‘continuous music’, which probably means different things to different people, but in
Which Songs Are the Best Songs for a wedding?
So it’s come time in the wedding planning process to sit down and pick out which songs you’d like the band to play. You’ve probably been given a huge list from which to choose, and you’re now checking off the
Cocktails and Ceremonies – Live Music for Those, Too?
As we know, weddings generally consist of three stages: ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. Sure, sometimes the ceremony has taken place on an earlier date, or the cocktail hour is rolled into the reception, etc, but most often, these three
“Oh my god, hire this band! They just did such an amazing job, right from the minute we started talking to them (fourteen months beforehand), to the last song of the night. We’re trying to find another reason to throw a party so we can hire them again! They were so detail oriented and ran their side of things so smoothly that we never had to worry about even the smallest details (like our hard-to-pronounce family names we asked them to MC for the grand march), and the music, of course, was absolutely fantastic.”
“The Dukes did such a great job at our summer party! My wife and I enjoy the Dukes a bunch, both personally and musically! They were all warm, accommodating professionals who are wonderfully talented. They were flexible with song choices, kept the music flowing and our guests had an outstanding time! I'd recommend The Dukes anytime for anything! What fun!"
"I just want to thank you guys again! We loved the band and had so much fun dancing the night away! If you ever have brides who would like to talk to alumni (not sure what the real term here should be), feel free to send people my way!"
"I know [my husband] has expressed his thanks to you, but I wanted to share mine as well. Please share our heartfelt thanks with the entire Dukes team! I always say that the success of a wedding reception can be determined by the number of people on the dance floor. As our dance floor was packed, I vote the reception an absolute success, all thanks to the Dukes. Their talent, genuine fun attitude, and respect for our wishes made them a pleasure to work with and ensured that we, as well as our guests, were able to celebrate throughout the night. Lots of love and appreciation!”
“The Dukes completely exceeded every expectation for our wedding band! Their wide song range and variety catered to every taste and kept the dance floor packed the entire night! The instrumentals and vocals were phenomenal -- so many of our guests raved about the band following the reception (and in the weeks and months following the wedding!) They managed the evening flawlessly, with seamless transitions between song sets, dances, dinner etc. and really paid attention to every detail for the evening. From the initial meetings to the end of the wedding night, the Dukes were a complete pleasure to work with and true professionals. We can't thank them enough for making our day and would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone!”
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