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Testimonials

Better Than We Could Have Imagined

Dannis & DWP Live Factor were amazing to work with. Dannis was extremely professional and wanted to help make our wedding feel as unique and personal as possible from the musical perspective. The band was incredible, from the acoustic cocktail hour covers to the mashed up custom songs they performed for us during our reception. I can't recommend them enough. A true concert feeling with a very custom experience. Thanks, Dannis!!

- Natalie B. , married on 05/21/2022

The Best Wedding Band

We got married at the Park Chateau October 20, 2021. We really wanted a band for our wedding and our wedding planner recommended DWP Live Factory. After reviewing their portfolio of events and consulting with the band leader, Dannis Winston, we decided to book them for our special day. Dannis was easy to work with and really helped us curate a musical selection for the day based on our interest. He was also very patient and understanding since our wedding had been postponed twice due to COVID. We hired the full 9 piece band and it was the best decision. We had the saxophonist lead guests into the chapel pre-ceremony, which set the tone for what was to come on this beautiful day. Dannis has an incredible voice, he sang “This Is Why I Love You” by Major during the ceremony as I walked down the aisle. He also sang during the reception and literally stole the show. The band played a great selection of music for all of our guests to enjoy and then we had the DJ take over the towards the end of the night. Our guest really enjoyed the ambiance and everyone asked about the band and spoke so much positive praise. I can’t wait to relive these moments again when we receive our wedding video. I would highly recommend their services.

- Sadiqa G. , married on 10/20/2021

Best Wedding Band!

We first saw DWP Live Factory at a friend's wedding, and my husband (boyfriend at the time) looked at me and said "When we get married, we NEED to have this band." A year later we were planning our own wedding and we got Dannis' contact information and reached out in hopes they'd be available! To say that they made the wedding amazing would be an understatement. Everything from the ceremony string trio, to the cocktail hour band, to the reception band was incredible. The guests haven't stopped commenting on how amazing the music was, and they really set the right tone for every part of the day! Dannis spent time with my husband and I going over all our must-haves and favorite tunes leading up to the wedding, and he really understood the vibe we were going for. We were so happy to have live music at our wedding, and the ambiance, vocals, and instruments were perfect. They are a FANTASTIC wedding band and we're so thankful for them they made our day so special!

- Marisa P. , married on 10/02/2021

Outstanding

Dannis and the DWP Live Factory were beyond amazing. I missed dessert because I couldn’t get off the dance floor. The entire night my guests came up to me raving about the band.
Beyond the amazing music, Dannis brought to life my vision of blending Jamaican and Jewish cultures. His music ranged enough to get everyone on the dance floor. he did a killer Horah, performed reggae music and even incorporated in carnival dancers. I can’t believe how well executed it was.
I can’t rave more about him. He’s wonderful and his band was amazing.
If you are considering a band lock him in, you won’t regret it !

- Tamara S. , married on 08/07/2021

Winston and the Untouchables & DWP Live Factory

Thanks to DWP Live Factory's owner and bandleader Dannis and his band Winston and the Untouchables, I was able to be a rock star for a night at my own wedding! I had envisioned performing a couple songs during the reception with a band, and Dannis met with me on day one to make that vision a dream come true. I'm not a regularly performing musician, but Dannis put me at ease and assured me that the band would back me up on my song. I was also able to use the band's keyboard for a solo song. We squeezed in a rehearsal during the cocktail hour and the actual performance was an unforgettable blast.

Dannis worked with me closely to establish the vibe and style of songs for the band to play during the reception. He also handled the string quartet music and the officiant microphone during the ceremony. During the cocktail hour, his band provided music to set a great atmosphere. Dannis also included the third party photobooth as part of the package, which I found to be a great value. I found his price to be very competitive compared to other bands I spoke with. After the wedding, my wife and I got so many compliments about the music and the band, and I really felt like every penny was worth it for the quality and professionalism that they brought to our night!

- Alexander , married on 10/26/2019

Excellent!

DWP Live Factory was amazing at our wedding! They flew 9 of their members to Riviera Maya for us and it was the best decision we made for our wedding! Dannis Winston, the band leader, and the rest of the band were awesome and all of our guests were raving about the band and the music. It really made the wedding!

- Carey , married on 11/02/2019

Amazing Wedding Band!

After we saw Dannis at a friend's wedding in Atlanta, we knew we had to have him for our wedding at Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Tarrytown, NY! DWP Live Factory provided an amazing musical experience for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. The band was super engaging, got everyone up dancing, and made sure everyone had a great time! Really made our wedding perfect - would definitely recommend these guys!

- Lauren , married on 10/05/2019

Wedding in NY!

The band was incredible. From day one Dannis gave us all the support and found the perfect band for our day. The guests loved the performance and they kept us dancing all night.
Very professional service but also very dedicated and friendly. We could not have made a better choice. Simply amazing!

- Rui M. , married on 10/24/2019

Evolution Band = Homerun decision

We hired The Evolution Band to play at our June wedding in Connecticut after hearing them at a NYRR event in Central Park. The band brought a lot of energy to our wedding, keeping the dance floor full. A number of guests commented that they forgot it was band, not a DJ because the music was that good.
Additionally, the band provided the sound for our outdoor ceremony and it was excellent. Our teenage nephew played his viola during the ceremony and the band helped to make sure the sound was in order before the ceremony.
Working with Dannis before the event was easy.

- Nichole , married on 06/29/2019

So so amazing!

We saw DWP Live Factory perform at our friends wedding and thought they were the most incredible band we had ever seen, and we've been to a lot of weddings. Needless to say, we hired them for our wedding and they totally killed it! We got a bunch of people telling us it was the best band. My husband and I did a room reveal before all of our guests saw the reception and as soon as we walked in, we heard DWP playing one of our favorite songs which sounded so incredible. We both had huge smiles on our faces for the rest of the night. Dannis was such a cool guy, really easy to work with and flexible. I would totally recommend them for your wedding band, it's worth the investment. Thanks for being part of one of our favorite nights ever!

- Alexa , married on 06/01/2019

DWP did a fantastic job!

We were beyond happy with the live music provided by Dannis Winston and the DWP Jazz Trio. We hired the band to play our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour at Bridge 26, in Dumbo Brooklyn 10/8/18. The musicians were excellent and very professional. Their repertoire is very impressive. I asked Dannis if they could play songs ranging from standards like Sinatra, to reggae classics from Bob Marley. And they nailed it. Guests of all ages enjoyed it. Music is a very important part of any event, and they handled it beautifully. I highly recommend them!

- Daniel S. , married on 10/08/2018

Winston Orchestra was an absolute dream to work with! We had many wedding guests come up to us and tell us we had the best wedding band they had ever seen. We got married at a private estate in Atlanta, GA, and to have Dannis, the band leader, work with us collaboratively to create a playlist, mood, and vibe for the entire wedding--from the ceremony, to the cocktail hour, to the dance party reception-- my our day even more special. We love him--he's uber talented, so professional, smart, kind, and funny. Highlights include a Prince medley with an amazing Purple Rain rendition, and a killer version of our first dance song, Just in Time by Nina Simone. Hire Dannis--you won't regret it!!!!

- Sarah

Cannot say enough good things about working with Dannis Winston and Evolution Band by DWP Live Factory. Evolution is not just a wedding band, but a group of uniquely talented artists. Dannis and band leader LaNette Searcy crafted an energizing evening that ended with an encore of Drunk In Love since they knew Beyonce was my favorite artist. I can't stop watching the videos and seeing alll of our guests having an amazing time. We are still receiving compliments. We'd highly recommend booking Evolution!!

- Megan , married on 09/01/2018

Dannis is truly a magical musician and singer and I cannot say enough about him! He exceeded my expectations by far!! Dannis is extremely versatile with music genres and not only performs better than the originals you may choose but adds originality and spice that no doubt will please every single one of your guests! You cannot possibly ask for a better musician for your event!

- Nicol , married on 07/13/2018

"I haven't seen him dance in 20 years!"
"Hands down, the best wedding band I have seen!"
"I am going to hire Evolution for my wedding...whenever I get engaged..."

These were just a few of our guests' comments in regards to our wedding band, Evolution. What an incredible night of music. Kim and Dannis were wonderful to work with throughout the entire process.
Music during our ceremony beautiful and our cocktail hour music was perfectly joyful and festive.
The band truly made it "our night" during the reception - from our first dance to the 'Drunk in Love' encore. The band's energy was kinetic, and our guests could feel it and did not stop dancing all night! It's telling that it has been months since our wedding, and our friends and family continue to tell us how great our wedding band was when they see us.

We highly recommend Evolution for any couple that wants their wedding guests to get on their feet and dance the night away.

- T , married on 09/01/2017

It's hard to put into words the energy, quality, and talent that Dannis and the crew possess! While searching for the perfect band for my wedding, I wanted something elegant and SPECTACULAR, and Dannis in no way disappoints! Each band member is top notch , producing not only a sound but a feeling that is sure the be a crowd pleaser. In the past 2 years we had over 8 weddings in our family, all trying to "out do" he rest, and until this day, HANDS DOWN, I still get compliments on our band and how it was the best band they ever heard. We loved it so much , that we most recently had them preform at our son's baptism reception. Even on a smaller scale, they were energetic, fun and amazing! I cannot foresee any future celebration in our family without DWP! Thank you Dannis from the bottom of our hearts. Much love and gratitude - Zaina, Joseph & Henry

- Zaina , married on 08/06/2016

Stop searching! There is nothing better than DWP! Dannis is an incredible entertainer and my family and our guests were delighted and thrilled to have him and his band at our party! It was the a night to remember!

- Stefan , married on 02/03/2018

I cannot say enough GREAT things about working with DWP Live Factory, especially bandleader Dannis Winston, who helped produce our Atlanta wedding ceremony with a Custom Choir. The four-piece choir sang "All My Life," "Always Be My Baby," "I Want To Hold Your Hand," and, finally, "Joyful, Joyful." I highly recommend DWP Live Factory to any couples or event producers looking to make their event sincerely unique, emotional, and special.

- Micah J. , married on 11/18/2017

Dannis Winston and his team at DWP Live Factory were fantastic at our wedding at 99 Scott in Brooklyn. They were very accommodating; learning a whole new song for our first dance ("Let's Get Lost" by Carly Rae Jepsen), and comfortably adjusted the tempo to make it easier to dance to. My dad had never heard the song before and afterwards it became his new favorite song--based on DWP's performance.
DWP read the room perfectly all night and our guests still talk about how amazing the band was. They also worked with us and proactively adjusted the band size/members to fit our party's needs, including making space for DJ breaks which we requested.
Since our wedding, we have recommended DWP to multiple friends & family, and everyone has been extremely happy! We were of course super excited to see and dance to DWP's music again at our best friends' wedding last month.

- Atlee Van Saun. , married on 10/12/2019

We had such a wonderful experience with DWP Live Factory, who performed at our rehearsal dinner at Valley Rock Inn and Mountain Club in Upstate, NY. It was a night filled with yummy bites, reunions, and speeches-- and the band made the ambiance even more magical. Thank you, DWP, for your professional attitude and talented performers. I would definitely recommend you to friends and family!

 

- Vidya Keshavan , married on 6/18/2021

DWP was absolutely awesome to work with and we LOVED having them perform at our wedding at Spring Lake Bath and Tennis Club! They brought energy and enthusiasm to our reception, and kept everyone dancing with great songs all night!
Also, when there was a slight hiccup with a band member having to miss the wedding, Dannis Winston went above and beyond to make sure we had an amazing band leader (Saint) in place who brought down the house!
We would recommend DWP to anyone getting married in NY/NJ!

- Kate Brogan, married on 6/12/2022

We had Dannis and the full band down to our wedding at Banyan Tree Mayakoba (Mexico) back in January 2021. It was the single best decision we made for our entire wedding. Dannis and his team made the entire process seamless and stress free, which we all know is welcomed when trying to plan a wedding. his infectious smile and attitude really set the tone. Our guests still rave about how great our band was and my mother in law might still be on the dance flooring dancing :). The experience was so great that we've since hired Dannis for multiple corporate events. If there is one area to splurge for your wedding, it would certainly be on the band, you won't regret it. Truly one of the best bands I've ever seen and thank god I listened to my wife and went with Dannis over the other bands I found.

 

- Jerry Casselano , married on 1/15/2020

Working with DWP Live Factory was incredible! We had Kesington Band for our ceremony, cocktails and reception at Red Maple Vineyard late Spring 2022 and the attention to detail was amazing. Every song and artist we wanted to hear was played and the communication between Dannis the agency owner and his team was so smooth and easy. And the singers were better than the original artists. So talented and kept the dance floor packed all night long. We were so lucky to have them.

- Vanessa Kim, married on 09/2022

The Elites are without a doubt the BEST band to book if you are looking to have an absolute party on your wedding day! We booked them for our Philadelphia wedding through Washington Talent Agency and we could not recommend The Elites more! Everyone was up on the dance floor and we received so many comments post-wedding on how amazing they were and they were the best wedding band people have seen. Dannis, the band leader, really took the time to get to know us and our musical preferences, so the set list was perfect for our big day. Dannis and the Elites also preformed a wide range of songs for our first dances flawlessly!

- Karen Cuneo, married on 04/24/2022

What an amazing band and what an amazing sound. Six months after our wedding, everyone still raves about DWP. Highly recommend them for your next public event. They are incredibly talented, have a great 'sense' for the room - and oh man, does everyone love to hear them play. Great job.

- James Reddick , married on  06/11/2022

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