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The Dave Macklin Band is a premier wedding band based in Boston, Massachusetts, serving New England and beyond. Founded over a decade ago by Dave Macklin, this experienced band offers high-energy and funky tunes for weddings and events. They are passionate about music and endeavor to bring their clients only the best possible entertainment. Be it an intimate setting or a lively event, The Dave Macklin Band is confident they can provide a performance that perfectly suits you and your occasion.

Services Offered

Dave Macklin band is a six-piece band, which can expand to eight pieces with the addition of a horn section. They provide live music for ceremonies, cocktail hours, and receptions and perform in a variety of genres, including R&B, funk, Motown, Top 40, soul, reggae, rock, jazz, and a little country. Their musicians will work closely with you to create your dream setlist and are willing to learn new songs to meet your wedding needs. The Dave Macklin Band also offers the following services:

  • Planning services
  • PA system
  • Fun stage lights
  • Microphones for speeches and or ceremony
  • MC announcements
  • Music during breaks
  • One to three special requests for the band to learn

Frequently asked questions

Which of the following are included in the price?

Learning New Songs
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sample Performances
Sound/PA System

Are you an agency or a band?


How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3
4 - 6

What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?

Classic Rock
Hip Hop
R&B / Soul

What music services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
Reception Music
Music During Breaks
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sample Performances
Liability Insurance
Willing to Travel

What items are available?

Sound/PA System
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Reviews of Dave Macklin Band

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Danielle D. Sent on 10/06/2019
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Best Band Ever!

Dave,Irene and the band were amazing ---- just the greatest band and the greatest to deal with! They played at my daughter's large wedding last month and they had everyone up dancing the whole time- even the few people who don't typically dance. I have been to a million weddings and other events and this was by far the best band I have seen. If you want a high energy band, pick The Dave Macklin Band. I am still getting compliments about them. They are also so easy to deal with in all the planning before-- very responsive, very warm, and very professional. We are just so happy they played at their wedding. They are the absolute best!
R.l. S. Sent on 07/10/2019
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Great band!!

We have had two other big birthday parties with a band, and each band was the talk of the town for years afterwards.

The Dave Macklin Band continued that tradition by providing really great music from a really great band, this time for our 140th birthday party. So many people have mentioned to us how great the band was.

Thank you to all the musicians, and an extra big thanks to you Irene, for being so professional and easy to work with. We will pencil you in for our 200th birthday party in July of 2049!!!!
Chad L. Sent on 03/10/2020
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Great Wedding Band

This band is amazing!! Their performance at our wedding was absolutely unforgettable! Our guests were entertained and danced through the night. The band sounded great, were professional and accommodating to all of our needs. Highly recommended and would love to see them again!!
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