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Downbeat is a renowned entertainment agency based in Los Angeles, California, with additional offices in New York City and Hawaii. The organization specializes in providing luxury weddings and special events with world-class musicians, high-energy dance bands, and professional DJ services. Their mission is to share their passion for music and bring people together for memorable experiences.

Services Offered

Downbeat provides live music, DJ, and lighting services to couples planning their weddings. Their featured dance bands, including AMFM, Collective, DJ Live, Gold Standard, Soultones, and The A-List, are available for celebrations. The company can offer a wide variety of music, including the hottest Top 40 hits from yesterday and today. Additionally, they can perform a number of genres, such as Motown, classic rock, country, jazz, R&B, pop, and much more. Downbeat also provides MC, and planning and coordination services. Lighting, microphones, and sound systems are available for any event.

  • Asian-owned
  • Hispanic or Latinx-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Which of the following are included in the price?

Learning New Songs
Music During Breaks
Reception Music

What is the price of your popular wedding package?


Which of the following are included in the package?

Learning New Songs
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
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
R&B / Soul

What music services do you provide?

Bilingual MC
Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
Reception Music
Music During Breaks
Liability Insurance
Willing to Travel

What items are available?

Sound/PA System
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Rosenfield/ M. Married on 07/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Downbeat Agency and SoulTones band

There aren’t enough words to express our immense gratitude to Downbeat LA and it’s talented Soul Tones band for making our wedding such a memorable and wonderful evening.
To say you are all incredibly talented would be an understatement. Your ability to infuse such a party atmosphere and create an amazing vibe is electric. All the guests were in awe of how amazing each and every one of you were and although we had used you for a past event a few years ago and were obsessed then, we were even more obsessed this time around. We are truly indebted to you for making our celebration so incredible. No one wanted the night to end.
Diego thank you for always making everything seem so easy, we are truly indebted to you all.
Alison S. Married on 06/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Hire soultones!

Wow! Where to even begin?! Joel and the entire Soultones family is beyond incredible. The level of talent is unmatched and the energy they brought to our wedding was absolutely electric. Our goal was to have all of our guests on the dancefloor and Soultones did just that. If you are looking for a live band, look no further. Throughout the entire process Joel was patient, responsive and was on board with how we envisioned our wedding night going. It was the dance party of our dreams and we will remember it forever. The amount of guests that told us it was the wedding of the century because of Soultones was countless. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Joel and team for making our wedding INCREDIBLE.
Hannah T. Married on 05/28/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Downbeat rocked!

Downbeat Agency and the Soultones CRUSHED it at our wedding! Our guests have not stopped talking about how much fun they had dancing and celebrating with the Soultones. They were easy to work with and super high energy. We especially appreciated them learning a few extra songs that were special to us. We will definitely recommend them to all our friends and family!
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Rila Stone Rila Stone Wedding Photographers

What a great company to work with. We highly recommend them for your wedding!

The Events Boutique The Events Boutique Wedding Planners

Downtown Beat LA is the first group we recommend for our clients who are interested in a live band for their wedding or event. Their onstage presence, sound, vocals, and energy gets everyone on the dance floor moving and singing along! They also understand the logistics and dynamics of events and are not just there to perform but to create entire experience. They were a pleasure to work with and hands down our favorite band in the industry!

Confetti Skies Confetti Skies Wedding Planners

I thoroughly enjoyed working with Downbeat LA. Our client hired their band, The SoulTones, and I couldn't have been happier with their professionalism as well as their ability to get EVERYONE on the dance floor. All of the band members and sound crew were so great to work with and very respectful. The band was amazing and I loved their energy. I also really liked how the sound engineer was constantly checking to ensure the sound was perfect. Overall, I really enjoyed working with such a talented bunch of people and I enjoyed working with Diego on the planning side. If anyone is looking for a live band, I definitely recommend them! The quality of their services is outstanding.


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