Get To Know Us
The Best Wedding Band provides exceptional music for WEDDINGS, unique destination events and luxurious social occasions.
Origin / New York, NY
Genres / Top 40, Pop, Classic Rock, RnB,
Motown, Swing, Jazz, Country Pop, World
Founded by Gordon Dukes, Recording Artist, and Music Producer who has over 25 years in the entertainment business.
Wedding Services / Exceptional music performed by our Talented cast of Musicians and Expert wedding Entertainment planners.
The Most Fun & Diverse Music Repertoire
Dance The Night Away Performances
Sounds Just Like The Record
Professional & Fully Insured
Music Consultants For Help Planning
Dedicated MC's Included
Fee Incentives On Website Deals!
US & International Destinations
"Even my dad who never dances was on the dance floor all night. That's a win in my book!"
"Gordon and Donnamarie are amazing, helpful and really knowledgeable about everything wedding!"
"Our search for a wedding band was extensive, but when we saw Gordon Dukes and his band perform live at O’Flanagan’s in NYC, we knew we'd finally found what we were looking for.
We were blown away by their musical talent and the fun and high energy of their performance, and
we immediately booked them for our wedding.
The band knocked it out of the park and had our guests dancing from the moment they stepped into the reception all the way to the moment it ended. The pianist also performed at both our ceremony and our cocktail hour and did a beautiful job.
We long ago lost track of the number of compliments we've received on the band, and to this very day, people are still raving about them when they talk about our wedding.
They were INCREDIBLE, and truly one of the highlights of our special day. Choosing “The Best Wedding Band” will be the best decision you make while planning your wedding!!!"
Our Client Say It Best!
"I hired the band for my daughter's wedding at the Garden City hotel. The band was spectacular!!
Many guests commented on the excellence of the music. My wife and I have been dance partners
for several decades and we have had experience with many bands for all types of music.
This was the BEST!"
"Gordon, Christine, and the band were amazing!
From the ceremony to reception they were exceptional. They were even able to play some Spanish and Caribbean music for our Guyanese relatives. Everyone raved about them. They made our wedding a memorable one! Do not hesitate in booking this band!"
"Honestly, the band makes or breaks the wedding and this band made the wedding. People did not
stop dancing the entire time and I am getting phone calls on who the band was. They are professional, easy to work with and just wow the crowd. You won't be disappointed. This is the best decision you
can make for any event."
"When we were planning our wedding we realized that there are a few major expenses, like the
flowers, the catering, and the band, that we could research to death, but we just couldn't know whether
we'd made a good decision until our wedding day. We just had to trust that we'd hired professionals.
I'm very happy to be able to say that our trust in Gordon Dukes and his band was repaid a hundred times over. As an emcee he managed the event extremely well, keeping the pacing just right, he had a broad list of music we could pick from and gracefully handled music we requested - what other band
can do a perfect rendition of the Bob Newhart Show theme song with a week's notice?
The dance floor was full from the very first song and we got so many comments on how terrific the band was.
I honestly can't recommend hiring Gordon for your event strongly enough. He made a very special
day for us even more special"
Party With A Purpose
It is our mission to provide exceptional music for couples
who are interested in securing superior entertainment for their upcoming wedding.
We are exclusively a live ensemble who specializes in making great music sharing our collective experiences with the most exciting, sophisticated and memorable events.
We share our joy of music by celebrating life's most cherished days, tackling one wedding at a time.
Your vision will inspire our direction and we will execute it with clarity and finesse.
As a group of successful artists, dedicated to our craft, we proudly support and represent the next generation of musicians!
We give back by means of charitable performances and monetary donations.
Proceeds from our "Loved By The Best" merchandise, when purchased through this website will be donated to local youth programs.
Dave & Julie
"Having the Best was the most important aspect of planning our reception. We knew that we wanted only The Best Wedding Band, because without great music, there isn't much of a party."
Q: Are you willing to meet with us before our wedding? -M.P
A: Hi Melanie! Yes, we do have meetings in person typically a week to ten days in advance just to make sure that everyone is on the same page. If that can't happen for some reason, possibly schedule conflicts or distance, we also offer the option to do it over the phone or group meeting apps.
Q: Can we request songs that are not on your song list? -S.J.
A: Stan, we'd be more than happy to learn a special song for your big day, just give us a heads up and ample time to learn it!
We are pleased to be able to say honestly that our song repertoire will resonate with most of your party guest. The Best Wedding Band has a very diverse and extensive songs list performed in the business. We cover a variety of music genres and styles.
Q: One of the main problems that I'm concerned about is having enough space. I'm really excited to book the 12 pieces band ( you guys sound GREAT) but I'm a little worried about the venue space. If my venue can't fit the 12 pieces, will you scale the band down in size? -L.M.
A: Hey Linda, first, let me say thanks for choosing Gordon Dukes Music and The Best Wedding Band, know that your party is going to be fantastic!
I do want to address this question for others wondering, it is one of our most asked. I know factually
that our band has a very small footprint. We sometimes play in very intimate rooms and guest are surprised that our dance band has at least 10 members performing. It does not appear crammed or overpowering to the room for a variety of reasons... read more