Bands & Ensembles in Dallas, Texas
Wanna hire a rockstar? Yea you do... or maybe you don’t and are just looking for a Jazz singer (BTW, we think Jazz soloists are total rockstars). No matter the genre or style, the Special Guest band category will not disappoint. Scroll through our talent to book the perfect entertainment for your next big bash (or intimate cocktail party).
Rhett MillerAmerican Alternative Country
Since the Old 97's roared out of Dallas more than fifteen years ago, they have blazed a trail through alt-country and power-pop, led by the piercingly observant lyrics of lead singer Rhett Miller. Each new Old 97’s record is hotly anticipated, and rightfully so: “Blame It On Gravity,” from 2008, contained some of the band’s most deeply felt and passionately played songs. But in a career full of high-water marks, "The Grand Theatre Volume 1" is perhaps the most ambitious and accomplished set of recordings yet. The album, the band’s eighth, began to come together last year, when Miller was on a solo tour of Europe with Steve Earle. “When I started in this band, I wrote on the road constantly,” Miller says. “But I was 23 then, so everything was new to me. Over the years, those strange and wonderful things have begun to feel more commonplace. On the familiar highways, in familiar hotels, it’s pretty easy to turn into a zombie. But on this tour, I was in England and Ireland and Scandinavia, places where I haven’t spent very much time in, and because of that things seemed somehow fresh. I felt recharged. In these old British theaters, you sit around in ancient dressing rooms filled with these objects that could only be in these ancient dressing rooms. It was all very inspiring instead of tiring.” The result was a set of songs rooted in specific locations. "The title track, which I wrote in Leeds, is like a series of postcards that try to capture the moment of falling in love; it begins in the Grand Theatre, which is a historic venue there, on the elevator. There’s another song, 'Every Night Is Friday Night (Without You),' that I wrote, or at least started to write, while I was walking around in Soho. And a song like ‘The Dance Class’ wouldn’t have happened if I wasn’t in Birmingham, trapped in a hotel, looking out at streets that were bleak and gray except for a dance studio across the way. I imagined an agoraphobic who sees a beautiful girl in that studio and fantasizes about being freed by her. Miller’s portraits of love and loneliness are paired with some of the sharpest music the band has ever produced, from the propulsive celebration of “Every Night Is Friday Night (Without You)” to the manic (and almost panicked) energy of “The Dance Class.” There are also moving counterpoints, such as the album’s closer, “The Beauty Marks,” a stark, hushed ballad about a love affair in a London pub.
Wild NativesOriginal music with r&b and pop covers
Wild Natives are an American indie duo that formed in 2017; based out of Denton, Tx. Drawing inspiration from artists like Billie Eilish, Banks, and The Weeknd. Consisting of Sarah Ledford (Production, songwriter, vocals, keys) and Rache Ann (bass,vocals, multi-intrumentalist) their sound is a blend of trip hop beats, lots of synth, and perfect harmonies.
VocaleaseA cappella Vocal Ensemble - Dallas
VocalEase is a Dallas based A cappella ensemble that performs in many styles, from popular to classical, patriotic to romantic. We have performed for surprise proposals, Valentine's Day events, Veteran's Day celebrations, engagement and anniversary parties, and more! Our professional singers are all experienced performers who have performed throughout Texas for years and are well-equipped to provide the best entertainment for your event.
Cinema For The BlindPop / Alt /Rock Band
Cinema for the Blind is fronted by the songwriting brother-sister duo, Kruz and Blaze Bramlett. The band is young, yet insightfully tuned-in to the world around them. Cinema for the Blind songs will get you dancing, feeling romantic, rebellious, hopeful, empowered and even reminiscent. With their single “She’s Forever” getting radio airplay on dozens of mainstream stations across the country like KLTZ/MIX93 and KLIR 101.1, the band is beginning to get recognized for it’s “major label” potential.
Lady Diamond And The Ruff Rubies Enjoy21st Century twist of Classic Jazz, Blues otown
It's the Lady Diamond & The Ruff Rubies band offering an exciting 21st century performance loved by music lovers! All members are Classically trained and they tailor their shows to the style of music needed at your event. WILL TRAVEL. Lady Diamond is the emcee of the exciting House of Blues Gospel Brunch Dallas, founded by celebrity Dan Aykroyd.
NeptunecityNeosoul Band Bringing A Different Sound
We are currently a 3 piece band out of Dallas tx that is in the genre of Neosoul bringing a different sound to your ears we are currently developing our sound and making music as we go along we are looking to take our passion for music to the next level just looking for the opportunity