David Rothstein

I was born on the North Side of Chicago during the biggest snow storm in Chicago history.
I think my first toy was a set of jumper cables. Living in the city was great as a little kid. We moved out to Elk Grove Village where I went to Junior High and High School. I started out playing the violin in 4th grade. Going into Junior High with wiry hair, braces and pimples while playing the violin was quite a package. I switched to bass in 6th grade and have been playing ever since. I was selected to the Top All-State Jazz band 2 years in a row in High School. I attended Western Michigan University where I majored in Music Performance and Communications.

In addition to being the president and bandleader of DRM, I’m an accomplished bassist. I toured internationally with both The Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey Orchestras. I spent 3 summer seasons working as the bass player at the Grand Hotel on Mackinaw Island. I have performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.

Be sure to check out the bios of all of our musicians here. After touring, I started playing bass with some of the top wedding bands in Chicago. I got tired of playing the same songs over and over again. The bandleaders tried to make the weddings all the same. I felt brides and groom deserved something that was special and designed around them!

Our Guests Absolutely RAVED!!

The best decision we made was working with David Rothstein for our wedding music. From the very first time we interacted with David, we knew we were in great hands! He is such a welcoming and personable individual who made our lives SO easy with planning our wedding music. Our guests RAVED about David Rothstein. It was very comforting to know we could get in touch with David whenever we needed. The dance floor was packed from the minute they started playing and we appreciated how interactive the band was with our guests. Our #1 priority was to make sure everyone had a blast at our wedding and we have David Rothstein Music to thank for this.
If you haven’t booked them for your wedding you should right away! They are simply WONDERFUL!

- Liz and Cameron Posted on The Knot 11/10/2014

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That’s why I decided to start David Rothstein Music. I would like to personally invite you explore my website. Watch Live Videos,
Read Reviews, and discover for yourself why David Rothstein Music is Chicago’s Greatest Wedding Band. Then call us @773.244.1239 or fill out the inquiry form.

Even though I’m an experienced bassist, for the weddings our band plays, we provide you with a separate bass player for free. This allows me to act exclusively as your emcee. I’ll make all the announcements and introductions as well as be available to help you and your vendors throughout the night. So instead of being stuck behind a drum set like other bands, I’m able to answer a question you may have while the band plays and packs your dance floor. This is a huge advantage for your wedding. I also host of one of the Top Wedding Radio Shows in the nation, Wedding 101, with over 60,000 listeners. I was selected to the Who’s Who in American Business and I am the author of over 200 blog articles about weddings and events. Recently, I was Wedding Wire’s guest speaker at their Chicago event where I spoke to over 300 wedding vendors from across the Midwest. What does that mean for you? You will have one of the most experienced and knowledgeable bandleaders for your wedding.

I live on the north side of Chicago and enjoy photography, working out, traveling, movies and collecting sports memorabilia. My very friendly dog named Goldie would love to meet you too!

Most of all I want to hear from you. Hear your story and how my band and I can help make your wedding or event fantastic. I look forward to speaking with you soon!

Call me @773.244.1239 or fill out the inquiry form. Thanks!