Dan Hayes Band is a Chicago, Illinois-based band that has been packing wedding dance floors for 20 years. The band plays variety of music from the past 50 years, including Motown, 70s R & B, 80s & 90s hits, Rock N' Roll classics, and Top 40 hits. The band plays in varying size, from 7 - 13 pieces, featuring 5 fabulous lead vocalists, a terrific horn section, and a powerful rhythm section. Dan Hayes works very closely with brides and grooms, helping them with music selection, creating timelines, introduction lists, and song lists. He is an excellent MC that manages the entire event from introductions at the bridal party to coordinating welcome comments, blessings, and toasts. Furthermore, they work very closely with the couple's venue to ensure the entire day is seamless. The Dan Hayes Band has performed at 1,000 weddings to date, boasting his experience and knowledge at every event.
Dan is a very meticulous performer, providing his services to ceremonies, cocktail hours, and dinners, and receptions.
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Pamela · Married on 06/15/2019
The Dan Hayes Orchestra exceeded my expectations
Dan was absolutely the best to work with he was like a 2nd wedding planner! From the start when we spoke with Dan you could tell how professional he was and he knew what he was doing. We went to hear the band play at another wedding and although acoustics weren't great we could tell they still sounded good. After we booked the band Dan would check in with us and provided a very accurate timeline to how the flow of the wedding would go from ceremony to the end of the reception. He provided us with a wide range of music from oldies to current pop music that the band could play and that we were to pick about 40 songs from the list. Dan kept assuring us that he would keep the dance floor packed and he did! They play the Hora which really got everyone dancing. We didn't do a bouquet or garter toss and no one noticed because they were too busy having a good time on the dance floor. The band was interactive on the floor with guests and we had a lot of people tell us how impressed they were the band. The Dan Hayes Orchestra exceeded my expectations for a wedding band and were by far the best value for an 8 piece band. Thank you, again Dan!Sent on 07/08/2019
Alexis · Married on 04/21/2018
I don't know where to even begin! I had the supreme pleasure of working alongside the Dan Hayes Band for a recent wedding. In my role as the couples wedding planner, I could not have asked for a more accommodating partner in Dan & a team in all of the artists that accompany him! They were not only flexible & communicative with me, they were an absolute delight to work with - so kind! - & entertaining as can be!! The dance floor was PACKED the entire night & the couple & their guests all had a blast! My assistant and I were even caught dancing a time or two!! They led the events & transitions of the evening flawlessly & kept the party going all night! Thank you Dan & band for serving our couple so well! Cannot wait to work together again!Sent on 04/27/2018
Nicole · Married on 06/18/2017
The Dan Hayes Band was outstanding! The quality of singing and playing was top-notch. The singers had incredible energy, tight harmonies, and a wide repertoire! We and our guests had a great time dancing the night away. Plus, Dan was very easy to work with in planning beforehand. He is experienced and knows a lot about scheduling the evening and what works in terms of musical choices. I would definitely recommend this band to any bride in the Chicagoland area!Sent on 07/09/2017