Meet Gordon! 

Welcome to The Best Wedding Band,

the best place for Live Music discovery! 

Gordon Dukes, Founder, Co-owner and Bandleader of The Best Wedding Band unique vocal ability as a singer and

sharp music production skills have

afforded him multi-platinum

success in the music industry. Gordon

began writing, recording, and

performing at various venues after

moving to NYC from his hometown of Miami, Florida in the mid-'80s. It wasn’t

long after arriving in the big city that he

did his first tour with Russell Simmons'

roster of artists. That was the beginning

of a fantastic career and several A-list music collaborations that followed.  

Gordon has performed both domestically and internationally. He has earned

extensive music credits over the past

30 years.

As a touring member with legendary

artists, and collaborations such as the

famous Funk band- Kool and The Gang, Stevie Wonder, Martina McBride, Janet Jackson, Michael McDonald, Shaggy,


Toni Braxton and many others.











Gordon Dukes’ vocal style is comparable

to the most popular romantic ballad

singers. It has channeled his career not only as a highly sought-after vocalist

but also a songwriter, music and vocal producer.

Gordon, industry nicknamed Studio Doc

or ‘Doc. G’ for expertly coaching live

vocal arrangements, an added benefit

that he brings to The Best Wedding Band. 

"As a Professional Singer and Music Producer, I've spent my career understanding of Music and Sound- Quality.

I've immersed myself in life's celebrations, bringing the best musical experience

to all performances. I understand the 

value of our entertainment business in creating beautiful memories for our audience. Contributing to the happiest memories is our core mission”.

Collectively The Best Wedding Band

has over 50 years of music expertise

and thousands of performance hours. 


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Our History

The Best Wedding Band, founded in the earlier part of 2010 by Gordon and his partner Donnamarie, an Event Producer and Band Publicist.

After over a decade of performing as the featured lead vocalist with prominent luxury wedding and social occasion bands, Gordon thought it was time to put the musical talents of his network together. The best musicians, together along with high-powered vocalist and expert sound and audio engineers to produce an exceptional band. Our band has the professional and technical brilliance of a touring band. Perform amazing concert quality music for weddings instead.  


The Best Wedding Band would focus and specialize in performances for life's most cherished celebration, weddings instead of concert arenas.

"The Best Wedding Band has a unique approach to live music entertainment that really resonates with guests of every age group. Clients appreciate our focus, simplicity and sincere approach to events. And we're all live instrumentation - which makes a difference."

All our wedding music is 100% curated for each couple and their guest. We've NEVER performed the same show twice.


We are the live band who sounds most like the original recording. You have the benefit and the excitement of live music and also a song repertoire that will most likely include several of your favorite songs. 

We believe that every wedding deserves a grand celebration and every celebration deserves The Best!

We're often asked - why we chose the name 'The Best Wedding Band'. "Based on our cumulative experience, having expertise with so many different facets of the music industry, and truthfully knowing firsthand what it takes to produce

The Best celebrations, we thought The Best Wedding Band is an appropriate name. It also helps to keep our team on the mission and always striving always to make the best parties  for our clients”. We invite you to contact us and find out more about our performances here: