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Royal Dukes Band

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Austin, TX
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(405) 250-5842

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4.8 out of 5
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  • 17 Reviews


    Julie

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  • If you want your guests to have a good time and dance the night away at your wedding reception, immediately hire Royal Dukes Band!! They were absolutely awesome and we got tons of compliments on the band/music throughout the night. Ryan and the team are great to work with - from giving you an easy worksheet to fill out to prep for the reception, to quick responses to emails and everything in between - they were awesome! I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed having them play at our reception. Hire them now!

    Marcy

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  • Where do I begin?!? RDB was one if not the best vendor we used for our wedding. They blew us away with their talent and ability to play all genres of music. Our guests danced the entire night and we have received dozens of compliments about how great they were. There really aren't any words to describe their performance on our wedding night. They were absolutely amazing!

    Kate

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  • We actually booked the Royal Dukes after seeing them perform at a friend's wedding (Brooke & George) where they were just so much fun we didn't want to leave (that's saying something when you're in you mid 30's and at a wedding every second weekend!). They were incredibly affordable, we hadn't even considered being able to afford a band before we were told how reasonable these guys were compared to other bands we looked at...! 3 players were all we needed and they just took hold of the night and again we found ourselves not wanting the night to ever end. Just awesome, thankyou forever Royal Dukes!

    Private User

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  • The Royal Dukes Band was amazing! My dance floor was packed the whole night. Everyone is still talking about how great of a band they were.

    Lori

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  • We hired the Royal Dukes Band for our wedding after hearing them live at one of their showcases held at the Continental Club in Houston, Texas. A variety of band members sing and play at the different showcases so you can get an idea of who you want to perform at your event. We found the perfect match after hearing them. Danny was our lead vocalist and Josh Sheiman played guitar. I worked with Julian Eckmann on all the planning and detailed arrangements and he was so easy to work with and matched exactly what we were looking for. Our wedding reception was at Hotel ZaZa and the Royal Dukes Band played fun lively music. They opened with softer jazz like music while our guest arrived and hors d'oeuvre and cocktails were passed around. The band members along with Julian were very professional. We had a four piece band consisting of vocals, guitar, drums, and bass and they were all extremely talented. I am very pleased with this band and thought the value was fair for the quality of service... Read more

    Sarah

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  • The Royal Dukes Band played at our wedding and they were truly incredible. From the minute we contacted them to the wedding date they were extremely nice and had great service. They were willing to walk us through every part of the process of the wedding and gave us suggestions based on their expertise and made our requests happen. We had them sing our first dance song and it was incredibly special and unique. They were a blast the whole night, all our guests commented on how much better it was to have a band rather than a DJ. We had a 9 piece band for the reception but only a few played during cocktail hour and during dinner which was perfect for the atmosphere. They interacted with the crowd so well, they knew exactly what to play when and would engage people starting a dance off between our younger cousins. Overall this band was amazing!! They definitely helped to make our night unforgettable and I would recommend them to anyone.

    Kaitlyn

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  • I cannot say enough wonderful things about The Royal Dukes. They played our wedding reception recently, and it was an absolute blast! All of the band members are extremely talented musicians. All of our guests raved about them, and the dance floor was full the entire time. Plus, they ended the party on a perfect high note (who doesn't love "Shout" by the Isley Brothers!). Ryan, the manager (and a really awesome singer!) was wonderful to work with in the planning stages. They set up a band page for you where you can tell them exactly what you want (and edit it easily in case you change your mind). Ryan was also a fantastic MC the night of the wedding. My new husband and I and all of our wedding guests had an absolute blast thanks to The Royal Dukes Band! You really cannot go wrong hiring this band for your event!

    M

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  • Royal Dukes Band ensured that the dance floor was never empty at our reception. Josh worked with me in the weeks leading up to our wedding with the type of music we were looking for and worked with us in our special requests. They have a wide range of songs in their repertoire and the few obscure songs we absolutely wanted to hear they let us put in a playlist to play during their break. We received compliments throughout our reception and after about how great they were. One of our guests has even booked them in her wedding next year, as a result. Thanks Josh and the Royal Dukes Band team!

    Ashley

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  • My wedding was held in Fredericksburg,TX at the Hoffman Haus November 9, 2013. We hired the Royal Dukes Band out of Austin and they absolutely made the night! I was so impressed by their professionalism and talent! Everyone at the wedding was dancing and asked about the band, the music was ridiculously good. The event coordinator at the Hoffman Haus said it was the best band they've ever had at their venue. I highly recommend this band to anyone looking for great live music for an event. All the musicians were very professional and since they do not book through an agent, very reasonable in price. We had Royal Dukes do a 3-piece Jazz trio at cocktail hour and then had an 8-piece band for dinner and reception. Fantastic pick!

    Kenny

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  • From the initial contact through the event itself, the band provided a completely stress free experience. We were given a customized web page to send updates and requests, and any email communication was answered quickly. The band provided precisely what we had asked for! You cannot go wrong with the Royal Dukes band!!

    Private User

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  • Thank you, Royal Dukes Band! We were recently married in Galveston, TX. I heard about the Royal Dukes through online reviews and decided to check them out at Darwin's pub in Austin on a random Monday night. I immediately noticed their great sound and charismatic style. My husband and I have been to countless weddings in the past few years, often with bands that cost 10k to 15k (I know because I called them once we got engaged). Those bands are great, but the price tag - yuck. And not to mention, sometimes their sound is just so so. We were thrilled to find the Royal Dukes and booked them pretty quickly. We had a 9 piece band, and requested a few certain musicians we had seen in Austin. So, our Galveston reception had a mix of Austin and Houston musicians. They were excellent. Our guests could not stop raving about the band and neither could we! My husband and I couldn't even tell you more than five of the songs they played because we were having such a great time, but I do know t... Read more

    Coree

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  • The Royal Dukes Band did a fabulous job at our wedding. We've had numerous guests compliment us on how well they did. They engaged guests of all ages. We had people from 5 years old to 75 years old out on the dance floor at one time. It was exactly what we hoped for! I would without a doubt recommend Royal Dukes Band to anyone planning a wedding. Skip the DJ and go with the real thing. It's worth every penny!

    Natasha

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  • I'm not sure why there's only one other review about the Royal Dukes - they're simply amazing!!! They just performed at our wedding on June 1 and we haven't stopped receiving compliments on the live music. I have to firstly say that Ryan is absolutely awesome. He has a wonderful personality and is truly talented (he doubles as band manager and lead singer/guitarist). We went to listen to the band downtown Austin and loved every minute of it. We were a little skeptical at first since there isn't much info about them online, but decided to take the risk after speaking with Ryan via email and at the demo. The music itself is not your standard corny wedding singer music. They can play anything and even add a cool hipster-like twist to it. Being from NYC, I was elated to find a band that wasn't cheesy and predictable. I also like that they incorporate your requests into the mix. Ryan even went out of his way to download specific songs for me prior to the wedding for the break music (lit... Read more

    Pam

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  • The Royal Dukes played for our daughter's wedding and they were fabulous! Our guests literally danced the night away. The group is very versatile and can play any style of music. Our daughter and son-in-law loved them and many people said it was the best band they had ever heard at a wedding!

    Lauren

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  • The Royal Dukes Band is actually a collection of musicians that can be configured in a variety of ways depending on what the customer prefers. All the musicians are extremely talented. Since the group is self managed, they are more affordable than a comparable agent managed band. Basically you pay by the musician, so with some restrictions (based on musical practicalities) you can get any number and combo you want for your event (instrumentals, vocals, etc). We went with a 9 member group for our daughter's wedding and they could cover pretty much any genre -- and do it well!! A sub-group performed Jazz at the cocktail hour, which was terrific. We fell down on the communications with the band and somehow the timeline for the reception got lost in translation, but they handled the late information well. Would definitely consider booking them for another event, although not planning another wedding anytime soon!

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