Meet The Band

The Best Singers. The Best Musicians. The Best Chicago Wedding Band

"The musicians and vocalists are so incredibly talented, entertaining, and absolutely made our night. They played the perfect blend of crowd pleasers spanning several decades, our specific requests, and used their knowledge to orchestrate the best dance floor our guests and vendors have ever seen." - Shelby and Alex

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR PRICE QUOTE!

Steve Grissette

Vocalist

Keewa Nurullah

Vocalist

Rana House

Vocalist

Kim Frost

Vocalist

Anthony Bruno

Saxophone

Y. L. Douglas

Drums

Jordan Finn

Guitar/Vocals

Pete Benson

Piano

Jake Vinsel

Bass

Lou Nocera

Sinatra Vocalist

Andrew Zelm

Trombone

Sara Kay

DJ

Gerald Bailey

Trumpet

Victor Garcia

Trumpet/Latin Vocalist

FILL OUT THE FORM FOR YOUR PRICE QUOTE

We'll Contact You Quickly!

Okay To Text?
2 + 4 =

We Invite You To Compare Us To Any Chicago Wedding Band


Super helpful and supportive!

David's process for getting to know you, whats important to you for your wedding is impeccable. And DRM exceeded them tenfold. The best par was that our dance floor was packed the entire night - young and old! Everyone had a blast and everyone told me that they've never had so much fun at a wedding. I attribute 95% of this to David and his band. If I had to do it again all over on a budget, I would hire David, and skimp on everything els. Nothing else is as important as the atmosphere, energy and the fun at your wedding.

Thanks David!!!!

-Kafi and Jimi Matus

Steve Grissette

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 and Marlon 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.

Keewa Nurullah

Keewa Nurullah is a vocalist and actress based in Chicago, Illinois. She studied classical voice under renowned tenor George Shirley at the University of Michigan. The daughter of a prolific jazz musician, Keewa grew up singing jazz and soul music. As a concert artist, she has traveled the world and performed for legendary artists such as Quincy Jones, Julie Andrews, Steve Martin and the late Robin Williams. Keewa continues to work in television, film and theatre in Chicago and New York City.

Rana House

Rana House is widely considered one of the most talented and powerful young vocalists in Chicago. Her high energy and dynamic vocal range will blow you and your guests away!

Kim Frost

From a very young age, Kim was a naturally gifted vocalist. Although she did not start formal vocal training until age 17, she won her first competition at the age of 7 in Tennessee performing against others several years older. Her family then moved to Naperville, Il where some favorite leading musical theater roles included: Kate in Kiss Me Kate, Bunny in Babes in Arms, Aldonza in Man of La Mancha, and Winifred in Once Upon a Mattress. Taught and mentored by the great soprano Amanda Halgrimson, Kim found herself immersed in opera and classical repertoire and was accepted to Indiana University as a vocal performance major. However, after developing a love for jazz and rhythm and blues, her musical aspirations took a different turn and she was accepted to Berklee College of Music on a jazz masters scholarship as well as the Cleo Laine scholarship for up and coming vocalists. While at Berklee, Kim was privileged to perform with the likes of Delfeyo Marsalis, Layla Hathaway and Paula Cole and toured the East Coast with the Dennis Montgomery Singers, a small gospel ensemble formed from the larger, Reverence Gospel Ensemble.
Upon moving back to Chicago in 1988, Kim found herself the featured vocalist for two of the city's major entertainment destinations. She began the inaugural season on the Spirit of Chicago and stayed for the first three seasons before being asked to help create the musical concepts and atmosphere for Odyssey Cruises where she remained the featured vocalist from 1991 until 1999. Since then she has spent her time working with different orchestras in and around the Chicago area and is a highly recommended singer for original projects and commercial spots.

Kim is proud to be the producer of Ladies of The Canyon, a group of supremely talented Chicago area female musicians who present 4 concerts a year honoring legendary female singer/songwriters. She is also a student of improvisational theatre, having studied at IO Chicago and is a graduate of The Second City Music Improv Conservatory.
Ike Cole, brother of Nat "King Cole and an accomplished pianist and singer in his own right once said of Kim Frost, "she has amazed me with her talent to sing. She has an innate ability to understand feel and interpretation." As a private vocal instructor for over 16 years, Kim strives to channel that ability into her students. By giving them a strong foundation in classical technique, she stresses versatility in repertoire, style and interpretation. This allows her students to achieve whatever their musical goals may be.

Anthony Bruno

Anthony Bruno is considered the most exciting saxophone, flute and clarinet player in Chicago. He has played with artists such as R. Kelly, Wynton Marsalis and Phil Woods. Anthony serves as the Director of Jazz Studies at the Chicago High School for the Arts, where he directs combos and teaches saxophone technique. He has taken the ChiArts Honors Jazz Combo to the Jazz Education Network (JEN) Conference in Atalanta in 2013 and also took the combo on a tour, in conjunction with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, to Austin and San Antonio, Texas in March of 2014. The combo will travel once more to San Diego, California to perform at the 2015 JEN Conference. He also teaches a course, a favorite of his, Professional Development, where he helps high school students make positive college, life, and profession choices. Anthony is adjunct faculty at DePaul University teaching Woodwind Technique in the Music Education department, as well. Anthony has been with DRM since 2008.

Y. L. Douglas

Y.L Douglas is considered one of the most powerful and dynamic drummers in the nation. He recently toured internationally with the legendary Barry Manilow. His energy can be felt by every musician on the bandstand and every guest at the wedding!

Jordan Finn

Jordan Finn began his journey playing guitar at the age of 10. Throughout his early years as a musician, he spent much of his time developing his skills in a number of musical genres, which allows him to be involved in a variety of musical groups throughout Michigan's west coast as well as Chicago. Jordan attended McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, Minnesota, and studied with Kevin Daley and Bobby Stanton. he recieved his Master's in Music from Western Michigan University. Jordan has been with DRM since 2015.

Pete Benson

Pete Benson has been one of most pains players in Chicago for over 15 years. Pete 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. Pete has been with DRM since 2006.

Jake Vinsel

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.

Lou Nocera

Lou Nocera is our outstanding Sinatra vocalist. He has performed at 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.

Andrew Zelm

Andrew Zelm is a music educator at the Chicago High School for the Arts and a member of the Low Down Brass Band, Black Bear Combo, The Drastics, and Deals Gone Bad. Andrew toured with the acclaimed Broadway Musical ‘In the Heights’ and the Number Group Soul Revue, backing legendary Chicago Soul Artists Syl Johnson and Renaldo Domino. He performed at the White House two times for President Barack Obama with Black Bear Combo. He has also performed at numerous major music festivals, including the Pitchfork Music Festival, Riot Fest, Wilco Solid Sound Festival, Abruzzo Jazz Festival, Turbo Rock Festival in Italy, Cotai Jazz Festival in Macau, Montreal Ska Fest, Lansing Jazz Fest, Rootabaga Jazz Festival, and the Oprah Winfrey European Cruise Celebration.

Sara Kay

Sara Kay brings her incredible creative talents and high energy DJ dance music to the dance floor to keep everyone dancing all night. Sara is an expert at blending songs and switching from one to another quickly. As soon as the band takes a break, she kicks right in to make sure everyone keeps on dancing! The DJ works great as an after party celebration with or without a dynamic sax to join her!

Gerald Bailey

Gerald Bailey has performed with Belle and Sebastian, Mumford & Sons, The Walkmen, Ty Segall, Syl Johnson, The O’Jays and JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound. He has performed for the Obama administration at the White House in 2009 and 2012 with Black Bear Combo and appeared in the Hollywood movie Public Enemies.

Gerald provides trumpet performance, original compositions, orchestrations, arrangements, transcriptions, copy work and production. He has appeared on countless recordings for Bloodshot Records, Warner Bros, Jump Up, Rabbit Factory and his original music is currently featured on Cartilage Osseux Records and Tape of the Month Club.

He has a Bachelors degree in trumpet from the University of Cincinnati and a Masters in composition from DePaul University.

Victor Garcia

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, Aretha Franklin, the Temptations and Spoon. Victor has been with DRM since 2012.