Reception

For more than 30 years, Gulf Coast Entertainment has helped thousands of brides and grooms find the perfect bands for their wedding receptions in Houston, throughout the State of Texas, and across the United States. Whether you are looking for a sophisticated orchestra, a variety band with a contemporary edge, a little country-western swing, or a rockin’ DJ, let us help you select the perfect group for your unforgettable wedding reception.

We will help you from engagement to the Big Day, helping you select the appropriate band for your venue, make sure all of the power, staging, and other aspects match up with your band’s requirements, help you decide on the perfect tunes for your first dance, mother/son, and father/daughter dances and make sure your band can play them, and advance all of the production details with your venue, other vendors, and/or event coordinator, so your event goes off without a hitch.

Already have an event coordinator? Perfect! We work with coordinators all the time and our combined efforts can make your event that much smoother for you so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

Doing this on your own? Great! We are here to help and will present you with only the most professional groups in the industry. Leading up to your Big Day, we make sure the band stays up to date with your latest requests and negotiate with them to ensure they will accommodate your wishes. With our vast experience in the market, we can alert you to any issues we foresee and give suggestions for other vendors you might consider for your event as well.

You can count on Gulf Coast Entertainment to help you through it all, whatever your situation may be!

Here are some of our favorite local, regional, and nationally touring variety bands. Click here to search by type of music.

Too many options? With just a few pieces of information, we will send you a free, curated list of bands and prices for your big night. 

  • 5TH Avenue

    5th Avenue Band is a Houston based group that delivers an incredible sound with some truly fabulous musicians and vocalists. From Sinatra to Motown…

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    A-town A-List

    With world-class talent and effortless style, this party powerhouse transforms every event—from rustic winery weddings to luxe urban soirees—into larger-than-life experiences 

  • Airwave 80’s

    Airwave 80s plays dance music from the bands that were the icons of the ’80’s – Blondie, Duran-Duran, Cyndi Lauper, INXS, Pat Benatar, The Cure…

  • The Argyles

    The Argyles play an astounding mix of styles covering classic rock, motown, big band, bossa nova, country, modern rock, 70’s rock, 70’s disco, 80’s…

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    Atlanta Showstoppers

    Bandleaders Glenn Carvin (keyboards) and Kenny Faison (sax) have assembled one of the most talented and versatile party bands on the scene today with a unit that stacks up favorably against any other national act.

  • Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters

    Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters is a blast from the past and the best party music of today. Assembled to recreate the excitement of the world-famous Cotton Club…

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    Big Blast and the Party Masters

    Meet Big Blast and the Party Masters, Atlanta’s hottest sister band to Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters.

  • The Big Time

    The Big Time plays rock, soul, blues, country, latin, and swing with dynamic singers…

  • Black & Blue

    For over 30 years, Black & Blue has entertained audiences worldwide – from the Virgin Islands to Puerto Rico, and from Texas to Canada. The customer is the first…

  • The Blue Monks

    Backed by more than 20 years of experience, The Blue Monks are a flexible ensemble with three to nine musicians…

  • Bourbon Street

    Houston’s Bourbon Street Band combines Zydeco and blues with the music of the 50’s (Little Richard and Fats Domino), 60’s (Temptations and Otis Redding), and 70’s…

  • Chinatown

    Chinatown plays a mix of favorites from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, sprinkled with all of today’s current hits. 

  • Collector’s Item

    From a duo to a 7 piece band, Collector’s Item plays the music that will make your event a success – Motown, Funk, R&B, Smooth Jazz, Standards – from Sinatra to Marvin Gay…

  • Commercial Art

    Commercial Art got together in Houston, TX in 1987. Soaking in the style of vintage Aretha Franklin, Motown, Disco, and Old School Funk, the band developed a following that…

  • David Caceres Band

    Originally from San Antonio, saxophonist and vocalist David Caceres took Houston by storm and quickly became its most sought-after musician. Not surprising given his musical…

  • Doppelganger

    One of America’s most versatile and entertaining variety bands, Doppelganger has been performing with a high level of excitement and professionalism since 1969. All band…

  • Durell Coleman Band

    The Durell Coleman Band, America’s Premiere Party Band, is also Hollywood’s favorite party band when it comes to putting on an event that rocks. Known to millions of Americans…

  • Dysfunkshun Junkshun

    Hailing from Austin, Texas, Dysfunkshun Junkshun is known as one of the best show bands in the southwest! They have shared the stage with…

  • Easy Money

    This five piece group covers a wide variety of musical eras and styles, and is outstanding…

  • Eclipse

    Playing together for over 20 years, Eclipse has evolved into a full-blown orchestra and dance band capable of playing several decades of the best music of all time. This Houston band…

  • ELS

    Based in New Orleans, the ladies of ELS are known for their high energy, tight harmonies, and upbeat style. Combining rhythm and blues with choreographed dance and lavish costumes..

  • Empire 6

    Empire 6 is a variety band that specializes in modern pop. This means they play everything from Rihanna and LMFAO to Bon Jovi, George Strait, or Earth, Wind and Fire. They build…

  • Eturnity Band

    From New York, the Eturnity Band has gained a reputation for making any event into a great party. This powerful 10 piece show band/orchestra never fails to get the audience on..

  • The Fab 5

    A desire to recreate the spirit and enthusiasm of the British Invasion and America’s subsequent retaliation led to the formation of The Fab 5 in 1990. The Fab 5 is a Houston-based…

  • Fidelity Maxx

    Houston’s choice for funky dance music. The dynamic sound and performance of FIDELITY MAXX have electrified audiences throughout Texas and Louisiana. From concert halls to small…

  • Grady Gaines and the Texas Upsetters

    Grady was saxophonist and bandleader for Peacock Records’ Don Robey when he met Little Richard and became leader of the Upsetters. They recorded many classics like “Long Tall Sally”…

  • Grateful Geezers

    The Grateful Geezers specialize in classic songs of the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. From rock and roll to soul, R&B to 50’s Doo Wop…

  • The Grooves

    Performing all styles of music, The Grooves have proven to be one of Texas’ favorite party bands. The Grooves’ show is an exciting combination of classic rock, Motown, oldies, country…

  • Haute Chile

    Whether a private soiree or a large corporate event, California’s Haute Chili will tailor itself to your special needs. Their spicy bland of the hits, both past and present, has established…

  • The Heat

    Whether it’s Old School Funk, Trash Disco, Classic R&B, a taste of Country, the latest dance hit, or Latin dance music, The Heat plays it all. And the leader Donnie Hayden…

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    Hot Sauce ATX

    One of Austin Texas’ Premier Party bands, setting a new trend that brands a music science of DJ meets Band medleys & mixes; always appealing to all age groups… 

  • IDT Band

    Identity Theft is a variety band that specializes in modern pop. This means they play everything from Rihanna and LMFAO to Bon Jovi, Goerge Strait or Earth, Wind and Fire. They…

  • In10City

    In10City (Intensity) is one of our most requested wedding and special event bands.  In10City performs at nearly 200 weddings, corporate events, debutante parties, fund-raisers and social galas each year.

     

  • Infinite Groove

    This highly energetic band plays all your favorite hits. The singers and musicians of…

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    JB Project

    The JB Project has the ability to cover, with authenticity, material ranging from The Classics Americana Songbook, Big Band and Jazz Standards to Classic and contemporary Rock to Classic Soul, R&B, Motown and today’s contemporary pop, rock, and R&B hits…

     

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    Jessie’s Girls

    Tyler Perry’s Musical Director, Ronnie Garrett, and Party On the Moon leader, Dennis Smith, partnered together to create a national act caliber band in 2010, now called Jessie’s Girls. 

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    Jordan Kahn Experience

    Jordan Kahn and Company have entertained thousands with their high-energy approach and style…

  • Kelly Dean Band

    A regular performer on sax, flute, and vocals, Kelly has carved out a reputation as a solid, reliable addition to any…

  • Ken Mondshine and Brotherhood

    Brotherhood combines a wide variety of Top 40, R&B, and dance music, all of which keeps the dance floor full and makes the band a perfect choice for weddings and private parties…

  • Klockwork

    Klockword was formed in 1997 as a show band with lots of energy and many years of collaborative experience. The band has a unique sound and keeps the audience dancing for hours…

  • Le Freak

    Based out of Dallas, Le Freak has played in almost every state, to every type of crowd. Whether the party is corporate, private, festival, or on TV; to a crowd of 10 or 10,000, Le…

  • Level One Band

    The Level One Band got together in Houston in 1998. Soaking in the style of vintage Aretha Franklin, Motown, Disco, and Old School Funk, the band developed a following that has kept…

  • Liquid Pleasure

    As they enter their 30th year, Liquid Pleasure has firmly established themselves as the South and Gulf Coast’s premiere show and dance band. Three of the six current members who make…

  • Luther & the Healers

    Luther Rada leads this Houston group…

  • Mango Punch!

    Six-time winner of Best Latin Band in the Houston Press Awards (most recently in 2010), Mango Punch! lives up to that distinction. Mango Punch! is an in-demand, experienced band that has…

  • Matchmaker

    A ten piece show band specializing in the sounds of Motown, Soul, Funk and Dance music. With 4 unique vocalists on the front line, rhythm section, keys, horns, and percussion, they offer…

  • Memphis Train Revue

    Memphis Train Revue is a 9-piece R&B, classic soul, and funk powerhouse. Comprised of a vocal section, horn section and rhythm section, Memphis Train Revue has rocked and rolled audiences for 20 years. 

  • Midstream

    Midstream is Houston’s popular party band featuring music from the 40’s to the present. Their repertoire encompasses a variety of musical styles including Rock, Jazz, Latin and Country…

  • Milton Hopkins

    Milton Hopkins was awarded the Albert King Award in Memphis for the best guitarist from the Jus’Blues Music Foundation. Hopkins often plays with KoKo Taylor and Trudy Lynn. 

  • Newsboyz

    A 5 piece party and dance band out of Austin, TX…

  • Next Level Band

    From the Houston area, the Next Level Band has been the featured entertainment for corporate parties, wedding receptions, fund raisers, and a variety of special events. Their great sound…

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    The Nightowls

    A soul group based in Austin, TX that provides electrifying performances, perfect for any occassion …

  • Nitebeat

    Nitebeat is a variety band that has been providing musical entertainment for company and private parties around Houston for many years. Nitebeat…

  • NRG

    NRG is a unique entertainment company with unmatched talent, showmanship, business professionalism and long standing experience. They have been performing worldwide for over a decade…

  • Password

    Password formed in mid 2000 with a focus to provide top class entertainment for corporate events and private functions. Password is a rare blend of experienced and talented.

  • Party on the Moon

    Party on the Moon is out of this world fun. They have the perfect combination of raw energy, polish and sheer entertainment value to ensure a memorable event. They are a non-stop,…

  • People’s Choice Band

    People’s Choice is a variety dance band from Central Texas. In business since 1976, the band has played festivals, special events and private parties. People of all ages enjoy dancing..

  • The Pictures

    The Pictures are a variety dance group from Austin that provides a quality presentation of America’s favorite dance songs from the 40’s to the 90’s. The group has been performing..

  • Professor D

    Few other party bands put more electricity in a room than Dallas’ Professor D. They are ten people with a single purpose – to make sure you and your guests leave stunned…

  • Rotel and the Hot Tomatoes

    If you like to dance and watch a great show, then you’re going to love Rotel and the Hot Tomatoes. Recently named as…

  • Sauce

    Sauce plays a great mix of your old favorites, like Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and Earth, Wind and Fire, together with the hit songs of today. The ten piece…

  • Simply Irresistible

    Sister band to Party on the Moon, Simply Irresistible also offers three hours of non-stop dance music with the same great line-up of musicians and vocalists. The core group is nine…

  • Skyrocket

    Named Austin’s Best Cover Band, Skyrocket plays AM-radio “solid gold” hits from the 1970’s, mixed with edgy favorites from the 80’s – songs you forgot you knew and loved. This…

  • The Spiffingtons

    This highly energetic band combines their outstanding musical abilities with an explosive stage show that will get your guests on the dance floor and make your party come alive. The Spiffingtons…

  • Splash

    If music is the key to a successful event, then Splash! can open every door. This show band from California will make your event one to remember!

  • Starlight Orchestras

    Co-founded in 1990 by CEO Valerie Romanoff, Starlight Orchestras and Productions is one of New York’s most sought after music and entertainment companies, known for its polished and…

  • The Spazmatics

    The Spazmatics are the endless fun 80’s dance and show band you’ve been hearing about.

  • The Swatchmen

    Great 80’s cover band from San Antonio.

  • Think Big Party

    Think Big Party fills your desire for the familiar sounds of the popular R&B and Funk hits from the 1960’s through the 90’s. Earth, Wind & Fire, Chicago, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett…

  • Third Language

    Third Language is a high energy seven piece dance band fronted by 2 dynamic female singers. This group covers a wide variety of music with a repertoire spanning the most familiar and…

  • Time Machine

     This energetic and talented band has been captivating audiences all over the states with music that will take…

  • The Tip Tops

    The Tip Tops are a high energy dance and show band based in Mobile, AL. The musical emphasis is 60’s, Motown and rhythm and blues. The 4 Tops, Otis Redding, The Temptations, and Marvin…

  • Toast and Jam

    Toast and Jam is an 8-piece variety and dance band that brings the best of talent, experience and professionalism to your event. They can perform in many sizes, from the full 8-piece group…

  • Tyrone Smith Revue (Super T)

    SUPER T! SUPER TYRONE! TYRONE SMITH! It doesn’t matter what name you use, the Tyrone Smith Revue has been the number one dance and show band throughout the South for…

  • Voltage Brothers

    The Voltage Brothers have been creating high voltage music since 1969, when they were just teenagers in their home town of Rochester, NY. Now every city on…

  • The Wonders

    Members of The Wonders have performed throughout the Dallas/Ft. Worth area for over 20 years. The band was honored to perform for the Presidential Inaugural Ball in Washington,…

  • Yelba’s Variety Band

    Yelba, with her most talented musicians, brings the most elite professional touring musicians to you!

  • Yvonne Washington and the Mix

    Yvonne Washington is a versatile artist from Houston that can sing everything from gospel to Motown, R&B, pop and jazz standards, and can perform with a small acoustic group or with her…