Skip to main content
Weddings

About

Full service booking agency providing Bands and DJs for weddings. 30 years experience providing you with total customer satisfaction for your special day.

All of the bands in the roster can be hired as a Band + DJ package. DJ + Solo Jazz Piano packages are also available.

Please contact us for more info.

BLACK TIE AFFAIR
Pop, Soul, Motown, R&B, Rock, Latin, Funk
The Perfect Wedding Band!

NEW GROOVE
Pop, Soul, Motown, R&B, Rock, Latin, Funk
Also The Perfect Wedding Band

TIME AFTER TIME
R&B, Motown, Soul, Rock, Jazz, Swing,
Funk, Reggae, Blues, Klezmer, Classical
Also The Perfect Wedding Band!

YIDDISHKEIT KLEZMER ENSEMBLE
Traditional Eastern European Jewish Folk Music

BUTTERFLY SWING BAND
Classic Jazz from the 20's, 30's. 40's and more

BRIAN BENDER JAZZ GROUP
Swing/Blues/Ballads/Bossa Nova/Latin

GUMBO JUMBO DIXIELAND BAND
Do you know what it means....to miss New Orleans?

FIDDLE HILL
Traditional Fiddle Music
(Celtic, Irish, French-Canadian, Scottish, New England)
THE WORLD BEATNIKS
Latin Jazz/Samba/Reggae/Calypso/Soca/Middle Eastern/Klezmer

THE RIDDIM MAKERS
Original and Classic Reggae Music

LITTLE SHOP OF HORAS
Original and traditional Jewish music blended with
Latin Jazz, Reggae, Calypso, Middle Eastern

BEANS AND RICE
Blues/Jazz/Funk/Reggae
Don't see what you're looking for?

We also book solo instruments (violin, piano, harp, guitar, etc.), duos, trios, quartets, as well as many other bands not listed here. Just tell us what you're looking for and we'll let you know if we can provide it.

illustration popular

Vendors you may like

See other vendors that are popular with couples right now

Frequently asked questions

What is the average price for a wedding reception during peak season?

$2,000 - $5,000

What is the average price for a wedding reception during off-peak season?

$2,000 - $5,000

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Music
Learning New Songs
Lighting
MC
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

What is the price of your popular wedding package?

$2,500

Which of the following are included in the package?

Ceremony Music
Learning New Songs
Lighting
MC
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

Are you an agency or a band?

Agency

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3
4 - 6
7+

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

Big Band
Blues
Caribbean
Classic Rock
Classical
Dance
Folk
Funk
International
Jazz
Latin
Motown
Oldies
R&B / Soul
Reggae
Rock
Swing

What music services do you provide?

Instrumentals
Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
MC
Reception Music
Music During Breaks
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Vocals
Willing to Travel

What items are available?

Lighting
Microphones
Sound/PA System
illustration question

Any other questions?

Message vendor
5.0 out of 5 rating
11 Reviews
  • Quality of service
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    5 out of 5 rating
99% Recommended by couples
11 Reviews
This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Review summary

Powered by AI

Brian, the DJ and musician, received highly positive reviews for his performance at multiple weddings. He was praised for his approachability, flexibility, and helpfulness throughout the planning process. Guests enjoyed the wide range of songs he had to choose from and appreciated his ability to adjust the music to different parts of the event. Brian's professionalism and ability to read the crowd were commended, and reviewers highly recommended him for weddings and other occasions. The Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble also received high praise for their talent, communication, and ability to adapt to the party atmosphere, making them another recommended choice for live music.

Review summary

Powered by AI
This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Brian, the DJ and musician, received highly positive reviews for his performance at multiple weddings. He was praised for his approachability, flexibility, and helpfulness throughout the planning process. Guests enjoyed the wide range of songs he had to choose from and appreciated his ability to adjust the music to different parts of the event. Brian's professionalism and ability to read the crowd were commended, and reviewers highly recommended him for weddings and other occasions. The Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble also received high praise for their talent, communication, and ability to adapt to the party atmosphere, making them another recommended choice for live music.

K
Kimberly C. Sent on 10/23/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Perfectly amazing

Brian was perfect for our wedding. By the end of the night he was like family
Ree
Ree S. Sent on 06/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Unique, talented, mellow DJ!

Brian was approachable to talk to, esp. with it being my first time working with a DJ. He was willing to take the time to listen to songs that were important to me and other things about the wedding (actually we had a renewal of vows celebration that was like a wedding). Brian gave great suggestions based on lots of experience. His skills exceed that of others DJ's I've seen -- he's a musician himself too...a really good one! He has a ton of songs to pick from, too; he even pulled out what I'd call dinner versions of a lot of the songs on my playlist for when we were eating (our plan was to have more mellow music during that time). He was friendly and flexible, joining in with 2 other musicians I hired for square/folk dance music. If you're looking for someone who will bring a calm presence, look no further. I've been recommending Brian to several friends. Bonus: he played the music the perfect loudness (as in loud for a party) but comfortable for the ears (you could hold a conversation). I think this contributed to our guests feeling comfortable and smiling the whole time and getting to know each other. I loved that Brian brought equipment for the music to be outdoors at the end when my husband and I danced our special Last Dance on the grass surrounded by family and friends; it was so joyful and fun.
Adam
Adam F. Sent on 05/13/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Dj Brian was exactly what we wanted

DJ Brian Bender was exactly what we wanted and needed for our wedding. He played incredible jazz piano throughout our cocktail hour and reception, following with a brilliant mix of our wedding playlist. He knew exactly when to play the right songs and the vibe of our wedding flowed perfectly all night. He was kind and courteous in every exchange we had with him and we felt we received work above and beyond especially for the price, absolute bargain. Would recommend to anybody.
illustration stars

Are you interested?

Message vendor

Awards

11

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Grace Ceremonies Grace Ceremonies Wedding Officiants

I had a great experience working with Face The Music. Very friendly, skilled and professional.

Elizabeth Solaka Photography Elizabeth Solaka Photography Wedding Photographers

What do I like about Brian? Many things. He is a gifted musician. I've seen him at the cocktail hour, playing piano. I've seen him at community events playing the Melodica. He also plays tuba and trombone. He teaches music lessons as well. To top it off, he even has his own recording studio and record label. He's not just a DJ. He loves music deeply and it shows. He has a friendly, warm, kind way about him. He listens so couples and guests alike, as seen in the gallery above. Because Brian is a musician, he also offers live music and a band for your wedding. And lastly, he has a good sound system. A DJ can be the nicest and best in the world, but it means nothing if they have bad quality speakers. As a photographer, I notice these things, since I spend the night on the dance floor close to the speakers.

Map

Other vendors in Springfield for your wedding

Wedding Vendors