Meet The Band

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

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 times, they always play with incredible passion and high energy.

 

Steve Grissette

Vocalist

Keewa Nurullah

Vocalist

Mae Koen

Vocalist

Victor Garcia

Trumpet/Latin Vocalist

Anthony Bruno

Saxophone

John Mose

Trombone

Jordan Finn

Guitar/Vocals

Lou Nocera

Sinatra Vocalist

Sara Kay

DJ

Jake Vinsel

Bass

Pete Benson

Piano

Clyde Davis

Drums

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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.

Mae Koen

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 her on several TV shows including David Letterman, Jay Leno and The View. She has also worked with Mariah Carey, Shania Twain, Gloria Estefan, Celine Dion and Carole King. Mae has been with DRM since 2010.

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.

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.

John Mose

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Clyde Davis

Clyde Davis’ extensive resume includes gigs with The Sax Pack, Steve Cole, Peter White, Four 80 East, Down to the Bone, Sugar Blue and Aretha Franklin. Clyde has played gigs with Rob Mullins, Wilton Felder and Alphonso Johnson, Brenda Russel and 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.