The FM Band has been on the scene for over 20 years and have continued to hone their skills as a premier party band.  After moving some pieces around and striving for the best of the best, they’ve done it.  The FM Band has done the unthinkable and reached the pinnacle for the Party Band circuit.  Whether its a night club, wedding or private function, The FM Band is now the top of the food chain in the Delaware Valley.  They go up and down the FM dial playing every genre of music for the ultimate celebration. The FM Band is THE supreme entertainment band in the tri-state area. They don’t just play the music, they bring it to life. Their song list features a plethora of music spanning 7 decades from Big Band to Beyoncé.    Catch them if you can.  Congratulations to The FM Band for being our top pick for 2016.



Don’t Call Me Francis – – Don’t Call Me Francis has been the band to beat for over 20 years.  The loss of the band leader “Frankie” was felt across the entire industry.  This band is still going strong and was our 2012, 2014 and 2015 “Best Party Band” winner.  And for good reason.  With over 25 years experience in the industry, The Don’t Call Me Francis Band is one of the most requested bands in the Philadelphia Tri-state area and beyond.



                                                                          Brian Kirk and the Jirks – – While the Jirks are not technically a Delaware Valley band, they do make their way down here once in a while from North Jersey.  If you can find a date where they are playing in South Jersey, be sure to go see them.  Their band is full of energy and they have many multi talented front people.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Exceptions – – The Exceptions have been performing weddings, private parties, casinos, clubs and other events throughout the tri-state area for nearly 40 years now! Although the group ranges in age from 24 to 62, 4 of the members have been performing together for over 30 years now!


                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Cheers – -Cheers the Band is a versatile 9-piece band that has been performing weddings for years.  We are an award-winning group that can also play for corporate events, company parties, family parties, night clubs and casinos, amongst other events.  They are capable of performing music of yesteryear, going all the way back to the big band sounds, oldies.


                                                                         Masquerade – -For over 20 years, Masquerade stands proudly as the Ultimate Premier Party Band for your special event. They offer a unique five decade span of “the classics to contemporary” music, pleasing every audience every time. …They can creatively accommodate any special event…They specialize in: *Weddings* – *Corporate Affairs* – *Birthdays* – *Bar/Bat Mitzvahs*


                                                                                                                                                                                                                 -With their outstanding original compositions and dynamic interpretations of iconic and contemporary hits, Funktion 11 brings an international and contemporary spin to the funk tradition with three lead vocalists, an electric guitar, electric bass, keyboards, a four-piece horn section, drums and percussion. Spawned from the creative vision of Band Leader and percussionist Ronnie Nalven, Funktion 11 has been garnering a strong East Coast following for their infectious rhythmic grooves and captivating original material.

8.) The Heartbeats – -are a fun and entertaining dance band. The band features male and female lead vocalists, a full rhythm section and horn section. The Heartbeats perform all styles of music ranging from the 40’s to today’s most popular hits. Over the last two decades, The Heartbeats have been one of the most requested Private Party, Nightclub & Casino Attractions. The Heartbeats are a “Full Time” band. Their ability to cater to all age groups has kept the band on a performance schedule of over 200 dates per year.

9.) Big City – -BIG CITY is one of the East Coast’s most celebrated dance bands. Headlining in Atlantic City, Philadelphia, Delaware and New York for over 10 years, this eight piece powerhouse band remains on the cutting edge of musical performance and expertise. With two world class vocalists, BIG CITY continues to energize audiences performance after performance. BIG CITY has a sizzling rhythm section, phenomenal vocalists, a top-notch guitarist and keyboardist, all polished off by BIG CITY’s brass section that keeps you dancing non-stop.

10.) Central Park – –  party dance band specializing in weddings, corporate affairs, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs in the Philadelphia, South Jersey and Delaware area. Recommended by catering venues and wedding planners, Central Park the Band is known for their style, class, and years of experience creating excitement and energy on the dance floor. “There is no generation shift on the Dance Floor”. We play for ALL the guests, ALL night long!

We have been rating party/wedding bands in the tri state area for over 5 years.  Our formerly unpublished results are now public knowledge for your shortcut to the best band experience.  We urge you to get out and see any one of these bands if you get a chance.  Each year, we gather 50-100 people to view each of the listed bands on multiple dates and locations.  Everyone cast their votes independently and the results are below.  If you want to join our band watchers team, just email us below.

We think you will find our results quite useful as our band watcher groups are very diverse with regard to age and music preference.  We try to form a group that could most closely resemble and average wedding or private function.

Our top band is awarded in at the end of the first quarter of each year to allow the band to ride the wave associated with being number one in the tri-state area.

Enjoy and please email questions or comments.

**Coming soon – Viewer Voting – Cast your vote for the top band in town….**

The FM Band

Join the FM Band for their celebration party Friday, April 1st @ 8:30pm @ Ott’s on the Green in Washington Twp, NJ