Top Tier is a top-notch, award-winning wedding band based in Nashville, TN that services the entire state of Tennessee, Kentucky, and anywhere else within a 500 mile radius. Top Tier is the best of both worlds - a fun, high-energy party band and a smooth, light jazz band all in one. Since forming in 2009, they receive the Wedding Wire Couple's Choice Award annually along with The Knot's Best of Weddings Award. They have 5 lead vocalists to offer a diverse repertoire of over eight decade's worth of the greatest hits from a wide-range of music genres, including classic rock, oldies, Motown, R&B, pop, jazz, country, and top 40. Top Tier can be hired as a 5-piece, 6-piece (with sax), or 8-piece band (with 3-piece horn section). We also have Top Tier DJ service for events without the budget or space for a band.
Top Tier's band members have shared the stage with a diverse group of artists, such as Rick Springfield, The Cars, Craig Morgan, Tiffany, Phil Vassar, Ambrosia, and John Ford Coley. Collectively they have performed everywhere from casinos to arenas to headlining major outdoor concerts. Members of the band have also written and recorded music with members of Sawyer Brown, Thompson Square, Winger, Giant, and Steve Perry’s band. Music that they have written and produced has been used in major motion pictures, TV, advertising, and recorded by several artists.
Top Tier takes pride in going above and beyond to make sure every client's event is second to none. Over 200 fantastic reviews of Top Tier have been posted online. On your special day, Top Tier Band will keep you and your guests on the dance floor all night! So when you want live music at the highest level, look no further than Top Tier!
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Sarah · Married on 05/27/2013
There is just no way to put into words how AMAZING this band is!! I can honestly say they made our wedding perfect. We chose them because we loved their song list and also because they were the best value around after tons of research on other bands. From the beginning, JD made me feel so confident that they were on top of every detail, which was important for us planning an out-of-state wedding! He was incredibly quick in responding to my very long emails! We had several special requests to honor a few birthdays and anniversaries for our friends and they coordinated those flawlessly. But far and away the best thing I can say about Top Tier is that I was on the dance floor for our entire wedding reception :) Every song was a hit and the next day at brunch our guests (old and young!) couldn't stop talking about the band and how well they interacted with the crowd. Many of our friends played the tambourine and the cowbell, and my husband actually sat in with the band and played the guitar and sang a song too! It was definitely the highlight of the night for him. If you're looking for a band who can keep the hits coming, make all of your guests want to dance, and create amazing memories for everyone, definitely choose Top Tier!Sent on 06/20/2013
Karen Ponder · Getting married on 03/04/2021
The best band we could have!
WOW! This band was fantastic! They were so easy to work with and they played the best music. Everyone was up dancing from start to finish. I'd hire them back again and again!Sent on 05/06/2019
Top Tier's reply:Thank you so much Karen! We had a fantastic time at the wedding and loved seeing all the dancers packing the dance floor! It was our honor to provide the entertainment for such a beautiful wedding!
Quinn Gruber · Married on 08/10/2019
Where do I start?
From the beginning to the end Top Tier was everything we could’ve imagined and more. JD was extremely professional, responsive and accommodating as a contact so that we never had to feel stressed or concerned they wouldn’t deliver what we hoped they would...Not going to lie, I hyped up the band/dance floor to everyone I knew that was coming and they blew the hype out of the water. My only regret was that the reception had to end and they had to head home!! Can’t wait to see which one of my friend brings them back into the fold in the future and would honestly say if you’re looking for bands then look no further!!!!Sent on 08/16/2019
Top Tier's reply:Wow, thank you SO much for the fantastic review Quinn!! We're thrilled that you, Joan, and the guests were so happy with the band! We truly appreciate you taking the time to leave those kind words! We wish you and Joan all the best and hope to see you both at a future wedding!
Mention the above code for $75 off the rate of our 6-piece band (which includes our sax player) or $150 off our 8-piece band (which included our 3-piece horn section--sax, trumpet, trombone). Not valid with any other discount.
As an assistant working with Top Tier, I have learned so much about the wedding business from JD, the band owner and leader. JD is wonderful to work with – he is so organized and prepared for every event. Many times he has had to work without a wedding planner or coordinator and has done much of the work himself! First and foremost, he wants to make sure that the night is perfect for each and every couple. He goes above and beyond for every customer and works very hard to accommodate special requests for clients. He is also extremely responsive to their needs. As a wedding planner, I love working with JD and Top Tier because I know that everything will run smoothly and that JD has the clients’ best interests at heart. The band is phenomenal – so upbeat and it is very obvious that they truly love to play music together. I can’t say enough great things about JD and the band, and I’m so grateful to be a part of this wonderful company!
Top Tier Band ROCKS! JD was unbelievably easy to work with and great on responding quickly! Top Tier does an amazing job in giving a couple the type of reception they are looking for! We always tell our couples a band or DJ can make or break a reception-Top Tier exceeds in making the reception a HIT! We look forward to working with Top Tier Band again and again!
Top Tier Band rock the house! Check these guys out if you want some of the best musicians in Music City to keep your guests on their feet and feelin' the beat!!