Eric and Morgan S.

 Married on 8/27/23

Shully’s Cuisine and Events

Theinville, WIS



If you want a wedding band that truly makes your wedding day unique to you and your fiancé, David Rothstein Band is the way to go! The band is incredibly talented and so kind! We danced the entire night to a variety of amazing music with incredible musicians.From the beginning meetings with David, we could tell that he was a professional and had been orchestrating wedding receptions for a long time. We felt confident in his skillset and vision for how the night would unfold. David walked us through the “flow” of the evening and shared with us Google Docs to fill out with all of the information that he would need to make sure that his announcements throughout the night were on point.David serves as the MC for the band so not only is he making announcements throughout the evening (dancing time, eating time, first dance, toasts, etc.), he is also communicating with the other key vendors for catering and day-of coordination so that the entire evening is synchronized.In the months leading up to our wedding, David worked with the band to create a customized composition of our first dance song. We chose a very non-traditional bluegrass song and the band truly made it unique, romantic, and our guests (especially the ones who knew the bluegrass piece) were in awe. Our wedding night shared the wedding anniversary of a family member– David was able to find out our family members first dance song and they played it special for them to have their own dance.DRB also surprised us with a gift for all of our guests to sign throughout the evening which was a special touch. This is one example of how David truly gets involved throughout your wedding and wedding planning process. David was able to keep the crowd engaged throughout the evening, brought a bubble machine onto the dance floor, the band played some of our favorite songs, and he had a very high energy!If you prefer to have an MC/Band/DJ that is more “behind the scenes” rather than an active part of your wedding day, then perhaps DRB isn’t the best fit. DRB is a front-and-center vendor that truly brings the dance floor alive and brings incredibly special and personalized touches throughout the wedding evening! Having DRB at our wedding was a great investment and we are so grateful that they were able to share their talents at our wedding.

Bill and Susan N.

 Married on 9/9/23

Greencrest Manor Battle Creek, MI



Amazing band made for an amazing wedding celebration!

David and his band were an absolute hit at our wedding celebration. Our guests RAVED about them long after the party was over. David was great to work with, very responsive to emails/calls, and went above and beyond to create a unique experience for us. HIGHLY recommend him!!

Brian and Ellie A.

 Married on 7/29/23

Cafe Brauer


Best Band Ever!!

Where to even begin! We are forever grateful for David and his team of extremely talented musicians for making our wedding reception better than we dreamed of. David spends time getting to know each couple so that the night is personalized to your wedding, making you feel so celebrated. The vocals of the singers literally brought people to tears they were so beautiful. The musicians involved the crowd during dinner and on the dance floor. The dance floor was packed all night, and several people have asked for David Rothstein’s information for their events. Run don’t walk to talk to David!

Michael and Gina M.

 Married on 8/5/23

Rockwell On The River


Hire them now!

Hiring DRS Music was the best decision we ever made for our wedding! Our dance floor was packed the entire night because not only was the song selection that good, but the talent was OUTSTANDING! We received countless compliments from guests on how great the music and singers were the entire night. David really knew how to get the crowd’s attention and was incredibly responsive, professional and easy to work with throughout the entire process. 

He even created and presented us with the most thoughtful and unique poster for our guests to sign— we LOVE it so much! David told guests it would be the best wedding they had ever been too and he truly did not disappoint. 


My husband and I would 100% recommend David and his musicians for your wedding or any other event that you want guests to remember for years to come. We had a blast and I know all our guests did too!

Patrick and Kelsey L.

 Married on 05/13/23

Cafe Brauer


Hire them now!

I could not speak more highly of David Rothstein Music. My husband and I hired them for our May 2023 wedding in Chicago. They were one of the absolute best decisions we made for our wedding. We knew from the beginning that we wanted to invest in a band and to “do it right.” After looking at so many glowing reviews, watching YouTube videos, and talking with David for almost an hour about what we were looking for and what he could offer, we booked him quickly before someone else could snag our date! We are SO glad that we did. We ultimately went with the classical trio for our ceremony music, jazz trio for cocktail hour, and 10-piece band + DJ for the reception!

Throughout the entire planning process, David was right there by our side. His enthusiasm, expertise, and talented group of musicians are truly unmatched. We had so much ease going into our wedding day knowing that he had our backs and that no matter what, we and our guests would have a blast on the dance floor all night.

David really listened to our desires and helped us craft a reception that emphasized who we are as a couple. We gave a very long list of songs we wanted to hear and they were able to hit the vast majority of them! David was an excellent MC, helping the whole night flow seamlessly. He also gave us a surprise sentimental gift that all of our guests got to sign and donated some of our florals to a nursing home the next day! These are just examples of the care and attention he gives his couples.

The band was simply awesome. We had a packed dance floor all night long- exactly what we wanted and envisioned for our reception! We have heard from countless guests that it was the best band they’ve ever seen at a wedding. The videos are so great but truly don’t even begin to capture the energy in that room.

The additional ceremony music package also worked out great and David provided a microphone for us to use. The musicians were so flexible on what turned out to be a typical Chicago spring day, when we were unsure whether or not we were going to be able to have the ceremony outside as planned, or have to relocate.

We could not recommend David Rothstein Music enough. Do yourself a favor and hire them for your wedding or event!

Photo by Marissa Kelly Photography

Eric and Nikki Dost

 Married on 05/06/23

Morgan’s on Fulton


Extremely Talented Group of Musicians

A+++ Best Chicago Wedding Band! Music is an integral element to the entire wedding experience. David Rothstein was by far the best choice for us! Why? A wedding lasts several hours and we wanted a mix of music for the ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner and dancing. David brought an extremely talented group of musicians that were versatile and played a variety of music for four hours. Additionally, David worked our event as the MC and effectively managed the pacing to keep the energy alive, the guests dancing and the entire celebration joyous for all our guests. He deserves being ranked the #1 Wedding Band!! –

Photo by Nakai-Photography 

Nick and Eileen Henkel

 Married on 05/20/23

Knollwood Country Club


Singers were top notch and David was a terrific MC.

This is the second wedding we booked David & his band for. My sister had them back in October of 2021 and then my fiancé and I knew we had to book this band again for our wedding in May 2023. The dance floor was PACKED the entire night. I had people coming up to me saying they’ve never experienced that at a wedding before. The musicians and singers were top notch and David was a terrific MC. I am suggesting him & the band to all of my friends and anyone who asks for a recommendation for live music at their wedding or event. 10/10 !!! Book David & musicians you will NOT be disappointed.

Stephanie and Alex Balderas

 Married on 12/03/22

Palais Royale


The band was all of our guest’s top compliment 

Working with David and his team was the easiest part of our wedding planning! My husband and I knew that having great music was the top priority for our reception and the band certainly delivered. From the first day we inquired about David Rothstein and band, he called us literally within the hour to have a conversation. From that point on there was constant communication through phone, email, video calls, and text to finalize all the details about our wedding day. Using his extensive experience from performing at weddings, we were able to draw up the perfect timeline of events.

We didn’t give them a lot of direction as to what we wanted played and the best part was that we didn’t need to! His band read the room and changed up music as needed.

The band was all of our guest’s top compliment and so many people stayed later than we would have expected because of it. David’s energy and enthusiasm kept everyone excited and having fun the entire night. From the announcements, speeches, and traditional songs, David controlled it all and made sure it was seamless. A week before the wedding we changed up the mother/son dance and David acted like it was no problem and had an arrangement that was perfect. He was so flexible and ALWAYS available to answer any questions.

One of our groomsmen got excited and wanted to sing a song late in the night. David handed over a mic, turned down the volume, and let the groomsman “sing” his heart out while the band took over. Our guests loved it and it will always be a great memory. We LOVED getting pictures and videos from him the night after our wedding. Receiving those was the best surprise since professional pictures and videos take so long to get back.

My husband and I are huge Notre Dame fans and David presented us with a Notre Dame football signed by Rudy. All of our guests signed it and we will treasure it forever. We truly have NOTHING bad to say about our experience with the David Rothstein Band and would recommend David Rothstein and Band to anyone and everyone! Absolutely the Best Band We Have Ever Seen!

Dan and Nina Marquez

Married on 10/22/22

The Bridge


Singers were out of this world

David and the band were fantastic! We spoke a lot with David leading up to our wedding and he never hesitated to take the time to answer any questions or discuss any concerns we had. He helped us with the cutting of our first dance song so it wasn’t too long. He provided a smooth schedule throughout the whole evening and helped us KEEP our dance floor packed all night long! David took the time to get to know me and my husband and gifted us with a very personal gift for us to display in our home. The musicians were absolutely outstanding! The voices we heard throughout the night were out of this world. My husband and I see about 20+ concerts a year so having live music was very important to us. David and his bandmates were excellent and we hope to hear them again in the near future!

Chris and Mary Parrilli

Married on 09/24/22

Glen Oak Country Club 


Made Everything Very Easy and Personable

As we were looking to hire David for our wedding in September, we had our choices narrowed down to the final two bands. The night before we booked, we were actually able to hear them at another wedding. After the first few songs, we knew they were the band we wanted and they did not disappoint! Leading up to our wedding, David made everything very easy and personable. He really cares about making the night as seamless and fun for you as possible. No one wanted to leave the dance floor! We had multiple people ask us days after the wedding who the band was and tell us that they were fantastic. I would highly recommend David Rothstein to anyone looking.

Eric and Beth Vega 

Married on 07/09/22

Adler Planetarium


The perfect combo to get everyone up and dancing.

I love live music and knew I wanted a band versus DJ for my wedding. I was recommended DRM and am so happy with how the night went. David scheduled a phone call with me to go over the different options we had for our wedding. We went with a package that had a classical duo during our ceremony, jazz trio during cocktail hour, and a 10-Piece orchestra during the reception with David as the emcee and a DJ too.

During the planning process, David had a ton of availability to meet with us and answer any questions I had. His band was able to learn new songs for our wedding and he had tons of suggestions for how our night could run smoothly. The ceremony director, Alex, was able to take all my notes and help my ceremony vision come to life. The musicians learned a song on the piano, and they were able to have my step sister sing the processional. The timing was perfect and it played out exactly how I pictured.

The reception dance floor was packed all night long! The band played old songs, new songs, etc. The perfect combo to get everyone up and dancing. They even surprised my husband and I who are both teachers with a chalkboard for guests to sign, what a great memory! Professional pictures and videos take what feels like forever to come in, but David had taken lots of behind the scenes videos and uploaded them to a YouTube page the next morning. It has been so fun going back and reliving small parts of our special day! DRM played such a huge part in making our night memorable and so much fun, I highly recommend!

Bennet and Shauna Connelly

Married on 07/09/22


A great team to work with

Abbey Resort- Lake Geneva, WIS

David Rothstein Music is simply amazing. From our very first conversation, we immediately noticed how detail-oriented, organized and professional David and his team were. David is a wonderful communicator- incredibly prompt and responsive, which was so appreciated during the wedding planning process. David would always answer our emails or texts within minutes/hours- never ignored a question, comment or message. He was always open to having a phone conversation with us, even if was about the simplest of things. As a couple communicating with multiple vendors, David was one of the best, if not the best vendor we had the pleasure of working with.

My now husband and I never felt like we were just “another couple planning a wedding” when interacting with David. He made our wedding feel personal from the moment we started working together. We had a LOT of different ideas for how we could incorporate some family traditions and fun/unique ideas into our day and David was ALL about it. He thrives on making weddings feel very personal/customized and not “just another wedding.”

One of the most impressive parts about David’s service was something we didn’t know about until the wedding was over- David actually worked very closely with my mom and dad to coordinate music and other details for my dad’s father of the bride speech. My dad had a song written for us and planned out a little skit. David had multiple posters made with the lyrics and photos of our family on it, and coordinated all the details with my parents to ensure everything worked out perfectly for my dad’s speech. It was perfect. In addition to all of the behind the scenes planning, the band itself was truly impeccable- so interactive with our wedding guests, incredibly talented and entertaining. We still get compliments about our wedding band months and months later. Lastly, David himself was very active throughout the reception. This is something very unique to DRM- David isn’t on stage performing with the band, he is the emcee and facilitator throughout the night.

 Again, without knowing it in the moment, David took photos and videos of the band, and us/our guests dancing, and sent these to us the next day. We didn’t have our photographer/videographer stay for much of the dancing part of the reception, so the photos and videos that David took are some of the only footage we have from those hours of the night, which we will cherish forever. All in all, choosing David and his team for our wedding was one of the best decisions we made when planning our wedding day. Thank you David and team, so much, for helping us celebrate the best day of our lives!

Chelsea and JD Wilkens

Married on 09/03/22

Chicago History Museum 


A Band that goes above and beyond!

David and his band are truly amazing. You’re probably reading other reviews, thinking “sure, everyone says their band is amazing” – but no, David is truly in a league of his own. First off, David is essentially a wedding planner on his own – throughout the planning process, David proactively reached out to us to check in and guided us through not just band-specific questions, but also answering other questions we had about the wedding.

He provided templates and potential timelines to help us think through our day, and scheduled time to go over them with us. On the day of the wedding, his band was absolutely spectacular – we had a Jazz Trio during cocktail hour, who set the mood perfectly, and were extremely talented. When it came time to move from Cocktail Hour to the Reception for dinner, David acted as wedding planner, helping to gently guide people into the room to find their seats. He then became the most eloquent MC, first introducing us to “Everlasting Love” and then guiding us to our cake cutting to “How Sweet it is” (his suggestion). In addition, for each speech, he not only introduced the speaker, but was waiting for them afterwards with a glass of champagne.

You may have seen that David likes to do something special for his couples – he is truly SO thoughtful. Our last name is Armor, and my husband is a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan – David got a real steel helmet (from a suit of armor) for us and had all of our guests sign it! It is truly something we will treasure forever. Not only that, but David recommended that we seal the helmet, and for several days afterwards, has sent suggestions on the best sealant to use, even going so far as to go to Home Depot and ask for me! If you can’t tell, the theme here is that David always goes above and beyond.

In terms of the band during the Reception – I mean, just WOW. Every single musician, from the incredible vocalists, to the DJ who could also rap, to the percussionist on the Bongo drums who also played the Violin, and everyone in between was just SO TALENTED. At one point, the horn section came onto the dance floor and really got the dancing jumpstarted again! It feels like half of my guests came up to me individually to tell me how amazing the band was – both during the wedding and after, and the compliments continue to trickle in. If I could have my wedding again, I’d hire David in a heartbeat – my husband and I keep reliving it – through photos and videos that David has sent us! While we are waiting for our professional pictures and videos, it is so wonderful to have all the content that David captured to relive our special night. I truly can’t say enough good things – David Rothstein and his band are the best of the best, both in character and in musical talent!

Jordan and Paige Sahn

Married on 02/19/22

JW Marriott


Extremely Friendly, Responsive, and Accommodating

One word – INCREDIBLE! We first heard of David Rothstein through a friend who used them at their wedding, and he did not disappoint. From the very beginning David Rothstein was amazing to work with. During the upfront planning process, he was always extremely friendly, responsive, and accommodating – we never doubted that our wedding music would be in good hands. We hired the jazz trio for our cocktail hour and the 10-piece band with Sinatra singer for the reception. One of the most common pieces of feedback we receive from our guests is ‘I couldn’t believe floor was full the whole time!’ or ‘I don’t like to dance but this band kept me dancing all night!’ The your dance instrumentalists and singers were incredibly talented and fun, even interacting with the crowd throughout the night. When we were planning our wedding, we knew that having good music was a non-negotiable, and we are SO glad we went with DRM – 100% worth it!!

Colin and Claire King 

Married on 04/30/22

Medinah Country Club


The most packed dance floor they’d ever seen

We highly recommend picking The David Rothstein Band for your wedding or event!! We did a lot of research before choosing a band, and we would choose them again in an instant if we had to do it again! First, the band is incredible. We had people on the dance floor all night long (even when the room lights were on brighter than they should’ve been). My family and friends are very tough critics when it comes to live music, and so many of our guests went out of their way to tell us how much they loved the band. The venue employees also kept mentioning how it was the most packed dance floor they’d ever seen. David and his team were so easy to work with and helped extensively with planning the timeline and logistics – we opted not to use a wedding planner and David made it so easy for us! I also highly recommend going with the ‘dancing between courses’ schedule – it creates such fun momentum for guests and dancing and David worked well with our food/venue with timing. Can’t recommend them enough!! Thanks David Rothstein Band!

Thomas  and Jen Neuner

Married on 07/16/22


Old Post Office


Made Our Wedding Unforgettable

We heard the band at a friend’s wedding a few years ago and loved them, so we hired them for our wedding this July. Simply put, they were incredible. They are not only an awesome band, but they are so professional and accommodating. David is the consummate pro – he went above and beyond for us, meeting with us multiple times before the wedding and listening to our suggestions in terms of playlist. In our opinion, the band is one of, if not the most important parts of a great wedding. We’ve gotten so many compliments about the band – our dance floor was packed the entire night. They brought great energy that really made our wedding unforgettable. We could not have asked for a better experience. We would recommend them to anyone looking to have a fun, unforgettable wedding.

Michael and Jennifer Bellah

Married on 07/09/22

Rockwell on the River


The Perfect Partner

We worked with David and his team to provide the ceremony music, along with cocktail hour and reception music, for our wedding in July 2022. From our very first interaction with David, we were impressed. It started with an immediate response at 8pm on a weeknight and progressed to multiple follow up emails and assurances from David himself.

We never once had to follow up with David and, quite often, he was following up with us to ensure we were moving forward in putting together the perfect evening. The ceremony music was impeccable and garnered many a compliment from our guests. Cocktail hour was a hit with more modern songs, and then the reception was even better.

With David as MC, the evening flowed seamlessly from introductions to speeches, and then onto the dancing. The musicians kept the dance floor full the entire evening, and even surprised us with two encores as a special treat. DRS Music is the perfect partner to work with on your wedding – we wholeheartedly recommend them! Thanks to David and the team for making our day so special – we truly appreciate it.

Paul and Kasey Hitner

Married on 9/4/22

The Rookery


A great team to work with

Hiring David Rothstein was one of our best wedding decisions! You can tell he has been in this business for a long time and is passionate about making his couples happy. As MC he kept the band, DJ, guests etc on schedule, so the night flowed perfectly. Before our wedding day David had us fill out a questionnaire about us, which he then turned into a thoughtful gift/ image for our guests to sign. The best part out of everything is that our guests were happy and dancing the night away! Thank you David and team!

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David Rothstein Band was hands down the best decision we made for our wedding day. We used the jazz trio during cocktail hour, 11-piece band, and late-night DJ and saxophone for our wedding reception.

We were absolutely blown away by David Rothstein Band. David is extremely professional, organized, and an absolute joy to work with. My husband and I both went to Indiana University and David had all of our guests sign an IU basketball – truly an awesome touch! The band is incredible. They are extremely talented and energetic.

Our dance floor was packed all night long with people of all ages dancing. The band went out of their way to learn songs for us and it was obvious that they are truly passionate about what they do. I can’t say enough good things about this band. Guests came up to us the entire night of our wedding saying how incredible the band was and how they’ve never danced so much at a wedding. Our wedding was over a month ago now, but we are still receiving reviews and compliments on how AMAZING the band was. I highly recommend David Rothstein Band!


Having a live band and fun atmosphere at our wedding was a top priority for us and we could not have been happier with David Rothstein Music!!

We liked David from the moment we met him and bonded over our love for the Cubs. At our wedding, the band gifted us a framed photo of the marquee at Wrigley on Opening Day 2014 (the day we met!) for our guests to sign.

So thoughtful! We used DRM for our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. We had a vision for our ceremony and wanted more modern music (Bon Iver, Beck, Adele). They accommodated this with ease and gave honest feedback on what would work and what wouldn’t. It was perfect and absolutely what we envisioned — thanks Alex!!

For dinner/reception our emcee (Brian) was great! He accommodated last minute changes with introductions and got the guests excited. And the band even worked with my MOHs to incorporate music into their speech, which was a total surprise and absolutely hilarious. The reception was a blast!!

The dance floor was PACKED the entire time, which is exactly what we wanted. We asked guests to add a song request on their RSVP card and the band gave special shout outs to certain guests before playing- such a sweet touch! They also accommodated our “must play” song list between the band and DJ sets.

We have received countless reviews and compliments about DRM from our guests and it was by far the BEST decision we made for our wedding. Serve pizza for dinner if you have to, hiring DRM is worth it!!!


Coming from a family of music lovers, we knew that the first thing we needed to book for our wedding was an amazing band. I had heard of David Rothstein Music in the past and immediately checked out their website to get some more information.

After listening to their music clips and meeting with David, we knew it was a done deal. David and the band were a pleasure to work with and he really cares about the details to make sure the day went smoothly.

Unlike some vendors, you can contact him at practically all hours of the date. The day-of was more than I could have imagined. I am Jewish and my husband’s family is from India. I was worried that not many people would dance due to the cultural aspect.

Boy was I wrong! David and the band did a great job at determining the kind of music our group wanted to hear and our dance floor was full most of the evening! All the musicians and vocalists were outstanding. We received so many compliments and great reviews from our guests on the awesome music at our wedding. Thank you so much David Rothstein Music for such a fantastic and memorable day!

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