Transform Your Private Party with an Unforgettable Live Band for Events

Elevate Your Finger Lakes Area Party with Exceptional Live Entertainment

Benefits We Offer:

  • Memorable Music
  • Engaging Entertainment
  • Repertoire Tailored to Suit Your Event
People dancing at a party with a live band for events playing in the background.

Don’t Settle for Ordinary Parties – Elevate Your Event Experience!

Imagine the disappointment of hosting a lackluster party, where the atmosphere falls flat and guests quickly lose interest. Without the right entertainment, even the best-planned gatherings can fizzle out. You deserve an event that leaves an indelible mark on your guests, creating cherished memories for years to come.

With our exceptional musical services as a live band for events, you’re guaranteed a party that stands out from the rest. Our carefully curated performances infuse life into your celebration, setting the perfect tone and ensuring everyone has a remarkable time. Elevate your event with us and let the good times roll!

Creating Lasting Memories Throughout the Finger Lakes

With an intimate knowledge of the Finger Lakes’ diverse social scene, we specialize in curating private parties that leave a lasting impression. From the sky-high splendor of the Curtiss Hotel to the elegant charm of the Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown, we have played some of the most iconic venues across New York State. Our music is more than just entertainment; it’s a seamless blend of sophistication and energy, tailored to the unique spirit of the Finger Lakes.

Drawing on years of experience, we understand that every private party is a one-of-a-kind affair. Our ability to read the crowd and adapt our performance ensures that the atmosphere remains electric. Whether it’s an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, our local expertise guarantees that your Syracuse / Ithaca / Rochester / Buffalo / Binghamton area event will be nothing short of extraordinary.

The Way Band at party in Genenva

“We thoroughly enjoyed having The Way Band at our campground! They were a huge hit! I would highly recommend them for any occasion. They had a wide selection of music they played from, were extremely interactive with the audience and sounded amazing! Top-notch!” – Eric C.

Tailored Music Configurations for Your Private Party

We offer a range of versatile musical configurations to ensure your party is a memorable experience. Here are the options you can choose from:

  1. Solo Instrumental Guitar Genres: Jazz, Classical, Rock/Pop Create an elegant ambiance with the soulful melodies of solo instrumental guitar. Perfect for adding a touch of sophistication to your event.
  2. Solo Guitar and Voice Genres: Rock, Pop, Jazz Enjoy a dynamic performance with Dennis’ versatile vocals accompanied by his expert guitar skills. This option brings an engaging and energetic element to your party.
  3. The Way – Party Band Genres: Rock, Pop, Country Get ready to dance the night away with The Way, our dynamic party band. We bring a mix of classic rock, pop, and some country favorites to keep the energy high.
  4. Dennis Winge Jazz Ensemble Instruments: Guitar, Drums, Bass, Saxophone Elevate your event with the smooth sounds of our jazz ensemble. This ensemble adds elegance and a vibrant atmosphere to your private party.

No matter which configuration you choose, we’re dedicated to providing top-notch musical entertainment tailored to your preferences. Let’s work together to create the perfect soundtrack for your private party!

“Super talented and great with the crowd! We booked Dennis and his band for our first annual summer party. Definitely will be asking them back next year!” – Patrick M

The Way Band jamming

Setting the Perfect Mood: Sample Playlists for Your Party

Explore our carefully curated sample playlists designed to infuse your private party with just the right vibe. Whether you’re aiming for a lively soirée or an intimate gathering, our music selection is tailored to elevate every moment of your event.

Africa – Toto

Badfish – Sublime

Banana Pancakes – Jack Johnson

Chicken Fried – Zac Brown Band

Fool in the Rain – Led Zeppelin

Freebird – Lynyrd Skynyrd

Friend of Devil – Grateful Dead

Friends in Low Places – Garth Brooks

Hard to Handle – The Black Crowes

Home – Phillip Phillips

I Will Wait – Mumford and Sons

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere – Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffet

Joy to the World – Three Dog Night

Lay Me Down – Dirty Heads

Little Lion Man – Mumford & Sons

No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem – Kenny Chesney

Ophelia – The Lumineers

Piano Man – Billy Joel

Rocket Man – Elton John

Santeria – Sublime

Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond

Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd

Take Me Home Country Roads – John Denver

Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars

Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd

You’ve Got a Friend in Me – Randy Newman

“I planned a surprise 40th birthday for my husband from out of state and I knew I definitely wanted a band, but not being from that area made it a challenge. I have to say hiring Dennis and The Way band was the best decision I made for that party. They were so good we even paid for an extra hour! We were singing karaoke at the end, the kids were learning the drums and everyone was just having a blast. I would hands down hire them again and recommend them to anyone.” – Nicole S.

Transparent Pricing for Unforgettable Private Parties

At Dennis Winge Music, we believe in providing clear and customizable pricing options to suit your unique private party needs. Our pricing starts at just $500, ensuring that exceptional musical entertainment is accessible to all. Here’s what you can expect when you book us:

  1. Experience of playing countless events: Priceless Benefit from the expertise gained through years of performing at a wide range of events, ensuring a seamless and unforgettable experience.
  2. Using & transporting well-maintained instruments: $10,000 Our commitment to quality includes using top-notch instruments and ensuring they’re always in excellent condition for a flawless performance.
  3. Library of your favorite songs: $5,000 Choose from an extensive repertoire of songs across various genres, ensuring there’s something for everyone at your private party.
  4. PA & sound equipment: $2,000 Enjoy crystal-clear sound quality that fills the venue, ensuring every note is heard and felt by your guests at an appropriate level.
  5. Sound engineering, including 2.5 hours setup and break-down: $500 Our team takes care of all the technical details, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free experience from setup to teardown.
  6. Zoom/phone consultation(s), contract creation, email communication, accounting: $100 We prioritize effective communication and organization to ensure every aspect of your event is meticulously planned and executed.
  7. Musical preparation / learning requests: $500 If there’s a special song you’d like in the performance, we’ll make sure it’s included at the right moment for your event.  We allow up to 3 requests that are not already in our repertoire per event.
  8. Planning / logistics / hiring musicians: $100 Leave the details to us. We’ll handle all the planning and coordination, so you can focus on enjoying your party.
  9. 4-hours of playing time @ $100 per musician per hour: $1,200 Our skilled musicians are dedicated to providing an exceptional performance that keeps the energy high throughout the event.
  10. MCing: $150 We can take on the role of Master of Ceremonies, ensuring the flow of your event is seamless and engaging.
  11. Travel expenses (fuel, vehicle maintenance, Airbnb, etc.): $300 For events outside of Ithaca, NY, we ensure our team arrives promptly and ready to deliver an outstanding performance.

Total Value: $19,850

Your investment starts at only: $500

When you choose Dennis Winge Music, you’re not just getting a musical act – you’re getting a team dedicated to making your private party a resounding success. Contact us today to inquire about availability and pricing!

“Dennis and crew were exceptional! They played a great variety of music and kept the reception alive & fun. Great job guys and thank you. :)” – Chuck S.

Dennis singing at lake for private party

Our Promise for Unforgettable Parties

At Dennis Winge Music, we’re committed to ensuring your private party is an exceptional experience. Our guarantee is simple: if you’re not completely satisfied with our performance, we’ll work tirelessly to make it right. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we’re dedicated to providing musical entertainment that exceeds your expectations. With Dennis Winge Music, you can relax and enjoy your private party, knowing you’re in capable hands.

Your Expert Guide to an Awesome Event

In the world of event planning, every detail matters. We understand the challenges of orchestrating memorable gatherings, big or small. With over a decade of experience and a track record of hundreds of successful events, including awards in our industry, Dennis Winge is your trusted guide. We know the ins and outs of creating magical moments, and we’re here to ensure your event is nothing short of extraordinary. Let’s work together to bring your vision to life. Fill out the form below and let’s get started on crafting an event that will be remembered for a lifetime.

Dennis interacting with crowd while playing guitar

“These guys are GREAT! I hired them because my son likes jazz but, I found myself enjoying them just as much! They were on time, friendly, played for the amount of time agreed to and you could tell they really enjoyed playing as much as we did listening! These guys never complained even though they had to schlep their gear through a torrential downpour. They accommodated our requests and helped make for a great party. Dennis really knows his way around a guitar and he and the band are all true seasoned musicians. YES, I would not hesitate to hire them again.” – Shelley D.

Seamless Booking Process for Your Dream Event

Step 1: Inquire about Availability and Pricing Reach out to us with your event details and preferences. We’ll promptly respond with availability and a tailored pricing package that suits your needs.

Step 2: Secure Your Date Online Once you’re ready to move forward, we’ll provide you with an easy-to-use online contract. Making a deposit ensures that your chosen date is reserved exclusively for your event.

Step 3: Plan for Success After securing your date, we’ll schedule a music consultation meeting. Here, we’ll discuss all logistics, special requests, and any other details necessary to make your event a spectacular success. Let’s bring your vision to life!

Meet Dennis: Your Music Director and Partner in Planning

Hey there, I’m Dennis, the guy behind the tunes! Music has been my passion since I first picked up a guitar at age 8. Over the years, this passion evolved into a career dedicated to making events unforgettable through live music.

One performance that left an imprint on me was at a 40th birthday bash we did in Watkins Glen, NY. The energy was electric, and as we belted out the birthday boy’s favorite tunes, you could see pure joy wash over him. His partner had secretly curated a list of his all-time favorite songs from our repertoire, and the look of surprise and delight on his face was priceless.

As the night wore on, the hosts requested that the band play overtime. Nights like that one are a testament to the power of live music to elevate an event from ordinary to extraordinary. That evening, I realized that music has the magical ability to create moments that linger long after the last note has been played.

Now, I’m thrilled at the prospect of bringing this magic to your event. Let’s work together to create an unforgettable experience. Take the next step and reach out to me. I can’t wait to be a part of your special day!

“Dennis Winge and his band performed at our private party. He was professional, responsive and beyond talented. His music was the perfect background for our garden party. I highly recommend him!!!” – Rosanna B.

Private Party Performances: Your Questions Answered

    1. What genres of music do you perform for private parties?
      • We specialize in a wide range of genres including rock, pop, jazz and country.
    2. How long is a typical performance for a private party?
      • Our performance duration is flexible and tailored to your needs. It can range from 5 minutes (as in a singing telegram) to 5 hours.
    3. Can we request specific songs for our event?
      • Absolutely! We encourage you comb through our repertoire, and highlight your requests, either in advance or during the party. We will learn up to 3 requests that are not already in our repertoire per event.
    4. Do you provide your own equipment?
      • Yes, we bring our own high-quality instruments and sound equipment to ensure a seamless performance.
    5. Can you accommodate special themes or dress codes for the party?
      • Of course! We’re happy to align our performance with any themes or dress codes you have in mind.  We have done roaring 20s dances, Halloween-themed events, and throwback parties.
    6. How far in advance should we book for a private party?
      • It’s recommended to book at least 2-3 months in advance to secure your desired date.
    7. What’s the process for booking your services for a private party?
      • The process involves reaching out to us to check availability, signing a contract, and making a booking fee.
    8. Do you take breaks during the performance?
      • Yes, we typically schedule short breaks to ensure we maintain the highest quality of performance throughout the event.  We typically pipe in an appropriate Spotify playlist over our sound system while on break.
    9. Can we extend the performance time during the event if we’re enjoying the music?
      • Absolutely! If the party’s still going strong and you’d like us to play longer, we can discuss extending our performance.
    10. What sets your private party performances apart from others in the area?
      • Our performances are tailored not only to your musical preferences but also to the unique atmosphere and energy of your event. With years of experience, we know how to strike the perfect chord to make your party unforgettable.

“Dennis was AMAZING! He was so fun and engaging and made the party such a success!” – Mary H.