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The band exceeded all our expectations with the quality of the musicians, the music selections and their ability to fill the room with sound and energy without being too loud for conversation and the comfort of our guests of all ages.

-Susan, Mother of the Bride

We invite you to watch individual videos of our musicians and read their bios. These are not only incredibly talented musicians, but they make up the most experienced, versatile and hardest working Chicago Wedding Band. Even for songs they've played many time they always play with incredible passion and high energy. If you'd like to have us performing for your wedding, call us @773.244.1239 or FILL OUT THE INQUIRY FORM. Meet Your Band. Enjoy the Music!

Steve Grissette

Vocalist

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Mae Koen

Vocalist

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Kim Frost

Vocalist

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Review

A DREAM TO WORK WITH!

Our daughter's wedding was October 4th, 2014. My husband and I cannot express enough how wonderful the David Rothstein Band was for her wedding and how many of our guests are still complimenting us about them. From the cocktail hour trio to the entire ten piece band closing out the reception, we were so impressed what a kind, talented, and professional group of musicians they are! Jeff was especially awesome. David himself and Rebecca - David's assistant, were also a dream to work with during the planning stages. We have nothing but the highest regard for the entire staff and are so pleased that we have already told David that we want them to play for us again at our other daughter's wedding! We cannot imagine having anyone else!

- Karolyn, Mother of the Bride Posted on The Knot 10.7.2014

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Lou Nocera

Sinatra Vocalist

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Victor Garcia

Trumpet/Latin Vocalist

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Jake Vinsel

Bass

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Pete Benson

Piano

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Clyde Davis

Drums

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Jeff Sanders

Guitar/Vocalist

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John Mose

Trombone

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Anthony Bruno

Saxophone

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Steve Grissette
Vocalist

Steve Grissette is considered one of the top male vocalists in the nation. He has performed with Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Tony Bennett, American Idol's Randy Jackson, R. Kelly, Nick Lachey, Richard Marx, Marlon Jackson (Brother of Michael Jackson), among others. He has been a songwriter and producer with many gold albums to his credit including 98 Degrees, The Dead Presidents, and Jesse Campbell (contestant on NBC's The Voice 2012). Steve has been with DRM since 2002.

Mae Koen
Vocalist

Mae Koen has performed with legends such as comedian Bernie Mac and the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. From 1997 to 2004, Mae backed up Aretha and appeared with Aretha on several TV shows including David Letterman, Jay Leno and the View Show. She has also worked with Mariah Carey, Shania Twain, Gloria Estefan, Celine Dion and Carole King. Mae has been with DRM since 2010.

Kim Frost
Vocalist

Nat “King” Cole’s brother, Ike Cole, once said of Kim Frost; “She has amazed me with her talent. She has an innate ability to understand, feel, and interpret.” Kim has the same vocal range of over 4 octaves which very few vocalists posses. She is one of the most powerful and versatile vocalists, male or female, in Chicago. Kim has been with DRM since 2002.

Lou Nocera
Sinatra Vocalist

Lou Nocera is our outstanding Sinatra vocalist. He has performed at the top clubs across the country including the Copacabana in New York City. At the Copacabana Lou opened for Bobby Darin, Paul Anka, Della Reese and Sammy Davis Jr. He’s performed on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand and was in the James Bond movie Goldfinger and Home Alone. Lou sings the greatest hits of Sinatra. People love hearing his authentic versions of all the great Sinatra classics. We know you will too! Lou has been with DRM since 2002.

Victor Garcia
Trumpet/Latin Vocalist

Victor Garcia is recognized as the premier trumpet player in Chicago. He also sings and plays percussion. Victor was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 2005 and 2008. He was also nominated for a Latin Grammy Award in 2007. He’s played with countless artists including Bill Holman, Roger Ingram, Jon Faddis, Arturo Sandoval, Luis Bonilla, Doc Severinsen, and R&B celebrities Aretha Franklin, the Temptations, and rock band Spoon. Victor has been with DRM since 2012.

Jake Vinsel
Bass

Jake Vinsel is a bassist that comfortably adapts to any style. He has performed with James Brown's “Funky Drummer” Clyde Stubblefield, Diane Shuur, NOMO and Latin Jazz Grammy winner Brian Lynch, to name a few. He played on recordings featured in Sex and The City: The Movie, and on Chicago’s very own, Check Please. Jake brings a subtle Jazz touch to every song he plays, but he really loves making people hit the dance floor! Jake has been with DRM since 2008.

Pete Benson
Piano

Pete Benson has been an in-demand pianist in Chicago for over 13 years. Pete Benson has been praised by renowned jazz great, Joey DeFrancesco, and has performed with Ira Sullivan, Harold Jones, Phil Woods and Von Freeman. Pete may be recognized as the organist of the band Sabertooth at the Green Mill Lounge. In 2011, he was voted one the top jazz organists for the DownBeat Rising Star Critics Poll. Peter has been with DRM since 2006.

Clyde Davis
Drums

Clyde Davis’ extensive resume includes gigs with The Sax Pack, Steve Cole, Peter White, Four 80 East, Down to the Bone, Grammy winners Sugar Blue, and Aretha Franklin. Clyde has played gigs with Rob Mullins, Wilton Felder, and Alphonso Johnson, Brenda Russel, Jeff Lorber. He’s played on a ton of tv and radio spots that include McDonalds, Mobile, and Subway. Clyde has been with DRM since 2010.

Jeff Sanders
Guitar/Vocalist

Jeff Sanders is not only an amazing guitarist and vocalist, he is our music director. Jeff has spent countless hours creating the sheet music for all our client’s requests. Clients love his singing as well as his guitar playing. Jeff has created the sheet music for hinders for client's special requests. Our music library contains over 5,000 songs. Jeff also works with the venues to work out all the logistics with your venue as far room names, parking and loading. He is also the leader of our second band. Jeff has been with DRM since 2002.

John Mose
Trombone

John Mose is considered one of the most respected trombonists in Chicago for more than 30 years. His career includes playing for celebrities Joan Rivers, Frankie Avalon, Manhattan Transfer, The Temptations, Bob Hope, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Bob Newhart, Frank Sinatra Jr. and many others. He’s played musicals such as 42nd Street, A Chorus Line, as well as recording jingles for Toyota, Popeye’s, and Kraft. John has been with DRM since 2004.

Anthony Bruno
Saxophone

Anthony Bruno is considered the most exciting saxophone, flute and clarinet player in Chicago. He has played with such artists as R. Kelly, Wynton Marsalis, and Phil Woods. Anthony has been with DRM since 2006. If you'd like to have Anthony bring his high energy play at your wedding, Call us @773.244.1239 or FILL OUT THE INQUIRY FORM.

Jason Van Hoose
Sound Technician

Our Sound department can produce all live aspects of your event including audio, lighting, video, staging, drapery, special effects, and more. We will work with you from day one to help you best achieve your vision for your live event by providing the right equipment and crew to get the job done to your utmost satisfaction. We treat every job with an unsurpassed commitment and are excited to meet and exceed any new challenge. They will provide you with perfect sound and lighting for your event. The sound will be adjusted throughout the night to make sure it's perfect for ALL your guests.