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The Spotlight Band: Party Band, Cover Band Cover Band, Variety Band, Wedding Band, Dance Band, Party Band!

Looking to hire a fun cover band in Denver, CO, Vail, Estes Park, Steamboat Springs, Wyoming, Santa Fe, New Mexico, or South Dakota? The Spotlight Band is the perfect cover band, variety band, party band, dance band for your wedding reception music or party.
“You guys are the best wedding band ever! If you are getting married, hire this band!”
– Cara C., Mike’s Bride, Steamboat Springs, CO

“Dear Spotlight Band, Just wanted to say thank you once again for playing at Colin & Kelsey R’s wedding! Your band is amazing and our family and friends are still talking about how much fun they had dancing at the reception! Thanks so much making my daughter’s wedding day so special. You guys rock!! Take care, Lisa S.”, Estes Park


“I just wanted to thank you again for blowing the doors off our wedding reception last Saturday night in Grand Lake. Our guests have told us that we had the most fun wedding reception music EVER and frankly, Dan and I had much more fun than we thought we would. Thank you for making sure everything went smoothly, and thank you for keeping the dance floor packed all night. My fondest memory of the wedding reception was during the last few songs of the last set (Glory Days, Don’t Stop Believing, Tonight’s Gonna Be a Good Night) when literally every single person in that place was jumping up and down. You all ROCKED it, and we are so appreciative. Blinded By The Light was…. AWESOME. Dan and I listened to the album version this weekend and we were amazed that the band nailed all of the solos and all of the crazy effects. Swayed and sang during the verses, jumped and air-guitared during the choruses. I can verify that EVERYONE danced. It was SO fun to dance to that song !”
– Emily S., Grand Lake, CO

“Thank you so much! What a night! Amazing wedding reception music. As I said after the wedding, you guys absolutely killed it. The ceremony sounded great, the dinner music was phenomenal (So What, Stella Blue..Are you kidding me? SICK!) and once the dancing began you kept that place rocking all night.
There were some tough music critics in that crowd (none tougher than me) and you blew them all away! In addition, you had Hilary dancing for over 3 hours, and she doesn’t dance!!! Hands down the best party band I’ve ever seen at a wedding. Many of the guests said the same thing. To top it off, you allowed Rorey and Zeb to play with you which meant more to me than you could possibly imagine. I told you the story at the end of the night.
I’ve been racking my brain to find an occasion to hire you guys again. Don’t worry, I’ll think of something! If I can ever serve as a reference please let me know.
Thank you again from the bottom of my heart. I picked out three things…the bride, the band, and the bar… and you didn’t let me down.”
-Bob S. Donovan Pavilion, Vail

“I wanted to thank you for making our wedding the amazing celebration and party that it was. You guys totally rocked!!! I know I expressed how important music and dancing was to both and Josh and I, and you totally exceeded our expectations. So many of our friends and family asked us how we found your dance band, and told us how amazing they thought you were. You went above and beyond with the Hora, and I’m quite certain we set a Boulder record for the longest hora in history. Your band played a huge role in making my wedding one of the most wonderful and fun nights of my life. I would be more then happy to write a testimonial for your website< or to act as a referral for any future couples (especially Jewish ones looking for a lively hora!). We will definitely recommend you to anyone we know getting married, and I’m sure Jessica our wedding coordinator will too! Please pass along these words of praise to the other members of the band. Thanks again!!!”
– Karen, Boulder

“Well, I’ll add my accolades to all the others. Matt and everyone in Spotlight Band were terrific: Fantastic music, great fun, NICE people! The Spotlight dance band was beyond doubt the best money we spent for our daughter’s wedding reception. I wish we had another daughter so we could book you again . . . Alas, we don’t. But we’ll sing your praises to every client we’ve got. I just hope we get to dance with you again at another party someday! Thank you, THANK YOU!!”
-Jan and Guy B. Santa Fe, New Mexico

“Just chiming in to echo my wife’s remarks. You guys did a fantastic job and I can’t count how many people asked us how we found such a great dance band for our wedding reception music, so we hope to see you again at some of our friends’ upcoming nuptials. ;) Also, we appreciate you being able to change directions at the drop of a hat to keep the party rockin’! We had a blast and all of our friends were blown away by your expansive repertoire and playing ability, and these are people who see 100’s of shows a year and know what good music is, so again, thanks!”
- Josh, Boulder

“I just wanted to tell you how much difference you made at Emily’s and Chris’s wedding reception. Emily and I did not agree initially about the music and even a live wedding band. We were coming from 2 different generations. How fortunate that we ran across your party band. It made it all work beautifully.
You all are so talented and nailed Patsy, Metallica and rock. Everyone danced and just had a blast. I left briefly and when I came back all the young people were jumping around facing you and just listening like they were at a concert. It was a great moment.
Your video on line doesn’t do you justice cause you ROCK. I also love that you were so professional yet cool. Matt you did a fantastic job with MC as well. Thanks again.”
-Susie and Gary F.

“…Exactly what we were looking for; talented wedding reception musicians capable of performing our non-traditional favorites as well as wedding dance songs …If only our friends had a live wedding band (and a local band too boot!) for their wedding reception like this I would’ve quit whining during the first song!”
-Danny, Groom, Denver, CO

There are 9 videos in the above YouTube playlist covering a wide range of styles. Tracks include: 1) Variety demo 2) Widespread Panic Song, Tall Boy, Audio track  3) Live Wedding at Donovan Pavilion 4) Background Music, Audio Track 5) Variety Demo 2 6) Background Music, Audio Track 2 7) Variety Demo 3 8) Short Country Demo 9) Live Wedding at Pagosa Springs

“Dear Spotlight Band, Just wanted to say thank you once again for playing at Colin & Kelsey R’s wedding! Your band is amazing and our family and friends are still talking about how much fun they had dancing at the reception! Thanks so much making my daughter’s wedding day so special. You guys rock!! Take care, Lisa S.”, Estes Park

“I just wanted to thank you again for blowing the doors off our wedding reception last Saturday night in Grand Lake. Our guests have told us that we had the most fun wedding reception music EVER and frankly, Dan and I had much more fun than we thought we would. Thank you for making sure everything went smoothly, and thank you for keeping the dance floor packed all night. My fondest memory of the wedding reception was during the last few songs of the last set (Glory Days, Don’t Stop Believing, Tonight’s Gonna Be a Good Night) when literally every single person in that place was jumping up and down. You all ROCKED it, and we are so appreciative. Blinded By The Light was…. AWESOME. Dan and I listened to the album version this weekend and we were amazed that the band nailed all of the solos and all of the crazy effects. Swayed and sang during the verses, jumped and air-guitared during the choruses. I can verify that EVERYONE danced. It was SO fun to dance to that song !”
– Emily S., Grand Lake, CO

“Thank you so much! What a night! Amazing wedding reception music. As I said after the wedding, you guys absolutely killed it. The ceremony sounded great, the dinner music was phenomenal (So What, Stella Blue..Are you kidding me? SICK!) and once the dancing began you kept that place rocking all night.
There were some tough music critics in that crowd (none tougher than me) and you blew them all away! In addition, you had Hilary dancing for over 3 hours, and she doesn’t dance!!! Hands down the best dance band I’ve ever seen at a wedding. Many of the guests said the same thing. To top it off, you allowed Rorey and Zeb to play with you which meant more to me than you could possibly imagine. I told you the story at the end of the night.
I’ve been racking my brain to find an occasion to hire you guys again. Don’t worry, I’ll think of something! If I can ever serve as a reference please let me know.
Thank you again from the bottom of my heart. I picked out three things…the bride, the band, and the bar… and you didn’t let me down.”
-Bob S. Donovan Pavilion, Vail

“I wanted to thank you for making our wedding the amazing celebration and party that it was. You guys totally rocked!!! I know I expressed how important music and dancing was to both and Josh and I, and you totally exceeded our expectations. So many of our friends and family asked us how we found your dance band, and told us how amazing they thought you were. You went above and beyond with the Hora, and I’m quite certain we set a Boulder record for the longest hora in history. Your band played a huge role in making my wedding one of the most wonderful and fun nights of my life. I would be more then happy to write a testimonial for your website< or to act as a referral for any future couples (especially Jewish ones looking for a lively hora!). We will definitely recommend you to anyone we know getting married, and I’m sure Jessica our wedding coordinator will too! Please pass along these words of praise to the other members of the band. Thanks again!!!”
– Karen, Boulder

“Well, I’ll add my accolades to all the others. Matt and everyone in Spotlight Band were terrific: Fantastic music, great fun, NICE people! The Spotlight dance band was beyond doubt the best money we spent for our daughter’s wedding reception. I wish we had another daughter so we could book you again . . . Alas, we don’t. But we’ll sing your praises to every client we’ve got. I just hope we get to dance with you again at another party someday! Thank you, THANK YOU!!”
-Jan and Guy B. Santa Fe, New Mexico

“Just chiming in to echo my wife’s remarks. You guys did a fantastic job and I can’t count how many people asked us how we found such a great dance band for our wedding reception music, so we hope to see you again at some of our friends’ upcoming nuptials. ;) Also, we appreciate you being able to change directions at the drop of a hat to keep the party rockin’! We had a blast and all of our friends were blown away by your expansive repertoire and playing ability, and these are people who see 100’s of shows a year and know what good music is, so again, thanks!”
- Josh, Boulder

“I just wanted to tell you how much difference you made at Emily’s and Chris’s wedding reception. Emily and I did not agree initially about the music and even a live wedding band. We were coming from 2 different generations. How fortunate that we ran across your band. It made it all work beautifully.
You all are so talented and nailed Patsy, Metallica and rock. Everyone danced and just had a blast. I left briefly and when I came back all the young people were jumping around facing you and just listening like they were at a concert. It was a great moment.
Your video on line doesn’t do you justice cause you ROCK. I also love that you were so professional yet cool. Matt you did a fantastic job with MC as well. Thanks again.”
-Susie and Gary F.

“…Exactly what we were looking for; talented wedding reception musicians capable of performing our non-traditional favorites as well as wedding dance songs …If only our friends had a live wedding band (and a local band too boot!) for their wedding reception like this I would’ve quit whining during the first song!”
-Danny, Groom, Denver, CO

“First of all, I want to say that your cover band made our wedding what it was. You are all so talented and we couldn’t have asked for anything better. We had so many people come up to us to tell us how great the band was. Our friend Cliff told us it was the best live wedding band he has ever heard and I agree. Thanks for the great jam music. I almost felt like I was at a concert! You all were great!

-Heather, bride, Estes Park, CO


“Tell the band they were just fabulous: the sound, the music, the singing, the songs. Everyone was so pleased. We had dancers from under 2 to 90+!”
-DeDe C., bride’s mom, Monarch, CO


“Thank you and the Spotlight Dance Band for a great experience – we had so much fun at the wedding! Best,
-Lisa & Martin, Santa Fe, NM


“My one concern was for our wedding music and you guys went above and beyond any expectations I had. The “Buster” to “Antelope” was killer. Everyone had great things to say. Thanks for being so flexible and giving us a great day!”

-Ryan, Estes Park, CO


“Bing who was a guest at Justin and Miko’s Wedding on St. Patrick’s Day said to be sure to tell everyone, “This is absolutely the most bad-a$$ wedding dance band ever! I had a blast!”

-Bing, Tabernash, CO


“I just wanted to drop u a note and tell u thx!! everything was great! all of u did a wonderful job! everyone thought the band was great! thx again!”

-Wally B, Father of the Bride, Scottsbluff, NE


“Thank you so much for venturing to Steamboat and helping to make our wedding ceremony and wedding reception music so special. You all were incredible and helped make the wedding reception amazing. Everyone raved about you the entire evening and long afterwards. We have already recommended you to several people as well! You were a pleasure to work with and are all very talented musicians. Thank you again for being such an important part of our special day – we love the Spotlight Band!”

- Liz & Mark, Steamboat Springs, CO


“Your band is amazing!”

- Maria K., Denver, CO


“You guys “rocked”…David and I wanted to pop in to say thanks again for making our wedding reception music so amazing.

People are still talking about how GREAT the band was. We really appreciated all your enthusiasm and love for music. Thanks again!”

-Lisa & David E., Rapid City, SD


“The Spotlight Band was just the kind of wedding entertainment we needed. Everything went without a hitch. They were there, set up and ready to go ahead of schedule. I’ve known a few cover bands in my day, and believe me, that’s a biggie. They were everything I expected and more. This is a versatile, tight dance band for a wedding, capable of soft dinner music to hard-driving rock ‘n roll, and everything in between. The two-person version of the band (flute and guitar for the wedding ceremony music) even learned and played a song that I wrote for my bride as she walked down the aisle. That’s service! I highly recommend the Spotlight Band if you need a dance band for a wedding or corporate party.”

-Andrew M., Breckenridge, CO


“It was truly a pleasure meeting you and the Spotlight Band. I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for a job well done. Your ability to transition from cocktails to dinner and back to full dancing was spectacular! And I loved the effort above and beyond with the Swedish folk song. You have truly won my heart for future events. I look forward to working with you again in Breckenridge.”

-Michelle Bennewitz, Wedding & Event Planner


“You guys were awesome. I will be sure to recommend you to everyone and anyone. What a party band! We had a blast and I hope you had fun with us rowdy New Yorkers. Sorry I kept stealing the mic from you at the end. I was the happy and drunk bride! Thanks for everything.”

-the Killians


“Thank you all for making our wedding day unforgettable! We had such a wonderful time. You all were absolutely amazing! Thank you for spending so much time coordinating and making everything perfect. You guys were great. ;-)”

-Jared & Ashley


“The Spotlight Variety Band was our wedding reception band for our wedding in April of 2003, and we were very pleased with the job that they did. When we were looking for a live band for our wedding, we were on a budget and getting very discouraged at the prices many of the dance bands and variety bands were asking for. When we found The Spotlight Band, they were so affordable that we were initially worried that they were “too good to be true”. We definitely got more than we paid for!

The band has a very versatile and diverse play list including all the favorite wedding dance songs, and Matt Bassano worked with us to choose our “special” songs such as first dance, father-daughter dance, etc. He paid close attention to specific songs and types of wedding dance songs that we wanted and did not want to be played at the reception, and respected our wishes. Matt professionally worked with the hotel wedding coordinator to make sure that both set-up and the entire wedding reception went perfectly. The Spotlight Band was punctual, prepared, and looked very appropriate for the occasion. They sounded great at the reception, with some wonderful voices for the singing. We were definitely happy with them.

Matt also performed the traditional piano music for our wedding ceremony music, and we were equally pleased with his work there. He had excellent suggestions for us when we were uncertain as to our options, was professional at all times, and sounded very good.

I would not hesitate to recommend Matt Bassano and The Spotlight Variety Band if you need a live band for a wedding reception or other event.”

- Carolyn, Bride, Denver, CO


Spotlight did an absolutely fantastic job and I am so glad they enjoyed themselves too!

We had a ball and it was really nice that Matt allowed my friend Harwood to get up and sing and honored a few of our impromptu requests.

It really was a pleasure working with you all. I would highly recommend Ad Hoc and Spotlight Wedding Band to anyone.

-Hilary, Bride, Lyons, CO


“We just want to thank you and the band for doing such a fabulous job at our wedding. You were so wonderful, and all we got were compliments about how good you were. Hopefully we’ll be able to hear you play again in the future. Thanks again!”

-Rick & Sarah D., Denver, CO


“Fabulous job at our wedding! Thanks so much, everyone loved the variety band. We will be recommending the Spotlight Band for weddings of our friends.” – Peter & Gretchen, The Sanctuary, Sedalia


“I didn’t get a chance at the wedding reception but I wanted to thank you guys for the show you put on. You guys made the dance party rock! Thanks again for making our day that much more awesome!”

-Tim B, Steamboat Springs, CO

From Bruno Mars to Widespread Panic
to Frank Sinatra… you name it… we play your requests!

We travel throughout Colorado and nearby states.
Inquire online (via the form to the right–>) or call us anytime.

Call anytime! 303.282.6460

~Spotlight Band Suggested Songlist- 04-25-16 (opens in Excel): This variety and dance band currently has over 1400 songs and will add your favorites to that list! The band plays pop, rock, dance, 80s, Motown, bluegrass, jam, hip-hop, salsa, jazz, oldies, swing, country and YOUR requests…

Band Overview
The Spotlight Band is Ad Hoc’ s premier dance/ variety band. This band has played hundreds of events to glowing reviews all over Colorado and nearby states.  The band has over 1300 songs and will add your favorites to that list! Check out the Spotlight Band Suggested Songlist- 04-25-16.

The Spotlight Band also welcomes your requests – whatever they may be!  From Abba to Z.Z. Top… From Widespread Panic to Panic at the Disco, James Brown to Zac Brown, Frank Sinatra to Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Hank Williams to Pharrell Williams, Neil Young to Neil Diamond, From Michael Jackson to Jackson Browne, Interpol to Iggy Pop, Taylor Swift to James Taylor, Katy Perry to  Chuck Berry, Pat Green to Green Day. They really will play whatever you want, just for you! This dynamic, versatile 6-piece group will get everybody on the dance floor. From pop and hip-hop to rock and blues to Motown and golden oldies to jam and jamgrass to swing, salsa and country, the Spotlight Band offers something for everyone. You’ll have grandma, little sis and all your guests on the dance floor with this energetic, entertaining group.

The Spotlight Band features male and female vocalists backed by a powerful combo of sax, keyboards, drums, guitar, and bass. You can expand the sound by adding horns, percussion and additional singers to ensure a robust sound for a large event or venue. And, we invite you to request your favorite tunes when you book this band... they can play the music you love, just for you!

Download the Spotlight Band’s huge song list as a spreadsheet. Right now it’s over 1300 songs and growing. Please request some of your favorite tunes; the band will learn up to five of your favorites at no extra charge. If you love it, this band will play it fo you!  Spotlight Band Suggested Songlist-12-9-14
The Spotlight Band ROCKS the dance party. The band is always learning new music and welcomes your requests. The band has added DJ and electronic production to the live band to create the slick, produced sound of today’s hits… the best of both worlds and the response has been incredible! Groove with us to Dance, Pop, Hip-Hop, Motown, Funk, 80’s, RnB and yes, the Hora!  Most requested current artists include Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Daft Punk, Icona Pop, Iggy Azalea, Lady Gaga, Prince, Beyonce, Pitbull, Ke$ha, Black Eyed Peas, and more… plus old school from the Temptations, the B52s,  Neil Diamond, Michael Jackson, the Commodores, Roy Orbison, the Talking Heads and so many more! Here’s the full song list that is being updated all the time with new music and your requests:  Spotlight Band Suggested Songlist-12-9-14
Some people want their band to rock, and the Spotlight Band rocks. The Spotlight Band plays a huge variety of music. They play jam like a jam band, country like a country band, and metal like Metallica. This band ROCKS the dance party with Classic Rock, Jam/Jamgrass, 80’s and 90’s Rock, and Country. Band leader, Matt, switches to banjo, the sax player grabs a mandolin and off we go on country and jamgrass. Top requests in these genres include Zac Brown, Hank Williams,  Widespread Panic, Phish, the Abbott Brothers, the Lumineers, the Grateful Dead, Garth Brooks, the Talking Heads, Johnny Cash, Weezer, Bon Jovi, Journey, Def Leppard, and more. The band even plays the Social Distortion version of Ring of Fire! Here’s the full song list that is being updated all the time with new music and your requests:  Spotlight Band Suggested Songlist-12-9-14
When it comes time to rock, the Spotlight Band rocks… but during dinner, you need nice background music and this band delivers. The Spotlight Band configures the sound system so they can play quietly during dinner or cocktails and has hundreds of songs to choose from!  Spotlight Band Suggested Songlist-12-9-14
The Spotlight Band takes pride in their versatility and variety, and has lots of experience playing themed events. They can play appropriate background music in the style that your event needs (Island Music, for example, or Venetian Street Music, or Zydeco), play bumpers for your scripted awards ceremony, and round out the evening with a dance party. Here’s the full song list that is being updated all the time with new music and your requests:  Spotlight Band Suggested Songlist-12-9-14

Top 10 Reasons the Spotlight Band Is The “Best Wedding Band Ever”!

If you are looking for a wedding dance band in Denver, Boulder, any Colorado mountain town, or in a nearby state, here’s why the Spotlight Band has been called the Best Wedding Dance Band in the Denver, Colorado area.

  1. You can choose the music you want to hear! Given sufficient advance notice, the Spotlight Band will play all of  your rquests. That’s right, all of them! As a cover band, the Spotlight Band, has the right set of musicians capable of playing a wide variety of music. In addition to disco, classical, jazz, Motown, rock, country, 80s, oldies and swing, they’ve played Swedish folk songs, songs from Broadway musicals, bluegrass, salsa, punk and jam bands like Widespread Panic and Phish…you name it, they can play it!
  2. You can have a wide variety of music… lovely, quiet dinner music at the appropriate volume for dinner; wedding dance songs of every sort, played as medleys to keep everybody dancing!
  3. You can have the band can split in half and play 2 places at once… let’s say that for cocktails the bar is in the ballroom but guests are also able to walk out on the lawn. They might put the keyboardist and sax player inside; the singer, guitarist, bass player and drummer outside… for nice, ambient music in both places.
  4. You can make sure the music keeps going… the band schedules breaks so that they only break when it’s appropriate so that your guests don’t start leaving early. For example, they might play dinner straight through without a break then take a break during toasts. They want to make sure you get your money’s worth! For example, they weren’t schedule to start playing at one wedding until after dinner but dinner ran an hour and a half late… so they played the remaining 2 and a half hours without a break. They’ll also play background for you during breaks. As a party band, the Spotlight Dance Band will keep the party going full blast!
  5. You can be assured there won’t be long breaks in between songs…it’s not as crucial during dinner, but during the dance portion during the wedding reception, you don’t want big breaks in the music as the band figures out what to play next. The band strings songs together into medleys so they don’t kill the dance groove – they’ll play 7 songs in a medley that lasts a half hour, then stop for 10 seconds to get ready for the next one.
  6. You can have members of the band play your wedding ceremony music… with musicians from the band. Choose from solo piano, classical guitar, piano and flute, guitar and flute, or add the singer on Ave Maria, The Wedding Song or another of your favorites.
  7. You can have the band leader Emcee your reception…Matt is a fun and upbeat Emcee who knows how to keep the wedding reception flowing smoothly with dignity and class, keeping people involved and having fun at the same time.
  8. You can rely on the band for their years of experience with weddings…as a dance band for hire, they play a lot of weddings, so they know what can go wrong and make sure it doesn’t. One wedding planner told the band afterwards, “The toasts were planned to go for a half an hour and after 10 minutes they were done. I was freaking out because I had told the band to take a break… I looked around and they were standing right behind me – whew!”
  9. You can have the sound customized just for you with other instruments… add a violin for country music, a 3-piece horn section for swing, a conga player for salsa. They have lots of tried and true musicians who play with us and are ready to go to make sure you have the perfect wedding entertainment for your wedding reception! They can offer you plenty of wedding music ideas from playing hundreds of weddings, to make sure you have the time of your life.
  10. You can have varied music entertainment for your entire wedding…This band provides the perfect wedding entertainment for a very reasonable price. You can have a classical duo or trio for your ceremony music, the band split into two combos inside and outside for cocktails, nice quiet dinner music and a rockin’ dance party with the whole band, playing until the wee hours.

Denver’s Spotlight Dance Band Members features musicians from Denver: Matt on keyboard and vocals, Tiffany on vocals, Jeremy on sax, clarinet and flute, Luke on guitar, Harry on bass, and Andy on drums
Wedding Ceremony Options: If you need a wedding band that can also provide musicians for your wedding ceremony, this group can provide a perfect smaller ensemble. See Juniper for the flute and guitar duo - other configurations using the same dance band members are also possible and we can arrange for a string quartet and other specialty ensemble. Ask us to add… for a more robust sound.

 

 

More Testimonials

“First of all, I want to say that your cover band made our wedding what it was. You are all so talented and we couldn’t have asked for anything better. We had so many people come up to us to tell us how great the band was. Our friend Cliff told us it was the best live wedding band he has ever heard and I agree. Thanks for the great jam music. I almost felt like I was at a concert! You all were great!

-Heather, bride, Estes Park, CO


“Tell the band they were just fabulous: the sound, the music, the singing, the songs. Everyone was so pleased. We had dancers from under 2 to 90+!”
-DeDe C., bride’s mom, Monarch, CO


“Thank you and the Spotlight Dance Band for a great experience – we had so much fun at the wedding! Best,
-Lisa & Martin, Santa Fe, NM


“My one concern was for our wedding music and you guys went above and beyond any expectations I had. The “Buster” to “Antelope” was killer. Everyone had great things to say. Thanks for being so flexible and giving us a great day!”

-Ryan, Estes Park, CO


“Bing who was a guest at Justin and Miko’s Wedding on St. Patrick’s Day said to be sure to tell everyone, “This is absolutely the most bad-a$$ wedding dance band ever! I had a blast!”

-Bing, Tabernash, CO


“I just wanted to drop u a note and tell u thx!! everything was great! all of u did a wonderful job! everyone thought the band was great! thx again!”

-Wally B, Father of the Bride, Scottsbluff, NE


“Thank you so much for venturing to Steamboat and helping to make our wedding ceremony and wedding reception music so special. You all were incredible and helped make the wedding reception amazing. Everyone raved about you the entire evening and long afterwards. We have already recommended you to several people as well! You were a pleasure to work with and are all very talented musicians. Thank you again for being such an important part of our special day – we love the Spotlight Band!”

- Liz & Mark, Steamboat Springs, CO


“Your band is amazing!”

- Maria K., Denver, CO


“You guys “rocked”…David and I wanted to pop in to say thanks again for making our wedding reception music so amazing.

People are still talking about how GREAT the band was. We really appreciated all your enthusiasm and love for music. Thanks again!”

-Lisa & David E., Rapid City, SD


“The Spotlight Band was just the kind of wedding entertainment we needed. Everything went without a hitch. They were there, set up and ready to go ahead of schedule. I’ve known a few cover bands in my day, and believe me, that’s a biggie. They were everything I expected and more. This is a versatile, tight dance band for a wedding, capable of soft dinner music to hard-driving rock ‘n roll, and everything in between. The two-person version of the band (flute and guitar for the wedding ceremony music) even learned and played a song that I wrote for my bride as she walked down the aisle. That’s service! I highly recommend the Spotlight Band if you need a dance band for a wedding or corporate party.”

-Andrew M., Breckenridge, CO


“It was truly a pleasure meeting you and the Spotlight Band. I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for a job well done. Your ability to transition from cocktails to dinner and back to full dancing was spectacular! And I loved the effort above and beyond with the Swedish folk song. You have truly won my heart for future events. I look forward to working with you again in Breckenridge.”

-Michelle Bennewitz, Wedding & Event Planner


“You guys were awesome. I will be sure to recommend you to everyone and anyone. What a party band! We had a blast and I hope you had fun with us rowdy New Yorkers. Sorry I kept stealing the mic from you at the end. I was the happy and drunk bride! Thanks for everything.”

-the Killians


“Thank you all for making our wedding day unforgettable! We had such a wonderful time. You all were absolutely amazing! Thank you for spending so much time coordinating and making everything perfect. You guys were great. ;-)”

-Jared & Ashley


“The Spotlight Variety Band was our wedding reception band for our wedding in April of 2003, and we were very pleased with the job that they did. When we were looking for a live band for our wedding, we were on a budget and getting very discouraged at the prices many of the dance bands and variety bands were asking for. When we found The Spotlight Band, they were so affordable that we were initially worried that they were “too good to be true”. We definitely got more than we paid for!

The band has a very versatile and diverse play list including all the favorite wedding dance songs, and Matt Bassano worked with us to choose our “special” songs such as first dance, father-daughter dance, etc. He paid close attention to specific songs and types of wedding dance songs that we wanted and did not want to be played at the reception, and respected our wishes. Matt professionally worked with the hotel wedding coordinator to make sure that both set-up and the entire wedding reception went perfectly. The Spotlight Band was punctual, prepared, and looked very appropriate for the occasion. They sounded great at the reception, with some wonderful voices for the singing. We were definitely happy with them.

Matt also performed the traditional piano music for our wedding ceremony music, and we were equally pleased with his work there. He had excellent suggestions for us when we were uncertain as to our options, was professional at all times, and sounded very good.

I would not hesitate to recommend Matt Bassano and The Spotlight Variety Band if you need a live band for a wedding reception or other event.”

- Carolyn, Bride, Denver, CO


Spotlight did an absolutely fantastic job and I am so glad they enjoyed themselves too!

We had a ball and it was really nice that Matt allowed my friend Harwood to get up and sing and honored a few of our impromptu requests.

It really was a pleasure working with you all. I would highly recommend Ad Hoc and Spotlight Wedding Band to anyone.

-Hilary, Bride, Lyons, CO


“We just want to thank you and the band for doing such a fabulous job at our wedding. You were so wonderful, and all we got were compliments about how good you were. Hopefully we’ll be able to hear you play again in the future. Thanks again!”

-Rick & Sarah D., Denver, CO


“Fabulous job at our wedding! Thanks so much, everyone loved the variety band. We will be recommending the Spotlight Band for weddings of our friends.” – Peter & Gretchen, The Sanctuary, Sedalia


“I didn’t get a chance at the wedding reception but I wanted to thank you guys for the show you put on. You guys made the dance party rock! Thanks again for making our day that much more awesome!”

-Tim B, Steamboat Springs, CO


This awesome dance band plays wedding reception music and corporate party music at event venues throughout Colorado. They are the perfect live wedding reception band for your wedding reception entertainment and ceremony; and they are the perfect corporate entertainment for your company party or awards banquet in Denver, Boulder, Vail, Colorado Springs, Steamboat Springs, Keystone, Aspen, Estes Park, Monarch, and Telluride as well as surrounding states: Wyoming, South Dakota, Kansas, Nebraska and New Mexico. They have local references for most of these areas.

The Spotlight Band has been especially popular for playing jam bands songs by request including songs by Widespread Panic, Phish, String Cheese Incident, and Yonder Mountain. They’ve taken requests for AC/DC, the Lumineers, Klezmer, Bruno Mars, Pharrell Wiliams, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Hip Hop, Motown, Salsa, Metallica, Snoop Dogg, Tim McGraw, Zach Brown Band, and songs like Happy, Sun Daze, Get Lucky, Turn Down For What, Enter Sandman, Party Rock Anthem, and Ballroom Blitz.

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