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"Dave Macklin Band was absolutely AMAZING. There were three things that meant the most to us for our wedding: food, drinks, and a great PARTY!! We LOVE to dance- so finding an amazing and affordable band was important to us, but was an overwhelmingly difficult task- especially planning a wedding from 16 hours away! Once I heard Gisela's voice on their website- I KNEW they were high quality- anyone that can sing (and sing well) Whitney Houston HAS to be good. And she was!! Talk about a powerhouse!!!! Absolutely amazing. DMB ROCKED our dance floor!!!!! EVERYONE was dancing- my 92 year old uncle to my 12 year old cousin.. They played everything we asked for- and were absolutely spot on with the break tracks- they MCd the event- and the flow was incredible! I was afraid of a choppy run of the mill wedding- and this was far from that!! So relaxed and fun. They even learned jesses girl for us- a suprise for my hubby when they handed him he mic and brought us on stage! It was incredible. Irene is so easy to work with, and they worked with us on an affordable rate. We are 3 months out from our wedding and are STILL getting comments on the band!!! They rival- and are truly better- than many $6-10,000 bands out there!!!! They seriously MADE our entire wedding. I would recommend them over and over!!!! Thank you DMB for making our wedding absolutely amazing!" 

Kim.  Wedding: 08/2015

"The Dave Macklin Band truly made our parents' surprise anniversary party a night to remember! We sought a high-energy, Motown-style band with contemporary flare and our expectations were more than exceeded. They were happy to incorporate our song requests (and blocks) within their set list to create the perfect soundtrack to our evening. This isn't a band that just fades into the background. The singers were out on the dance floor and inviting guests on stage, truly igniting the party. We even incorporated the lead singer into one of our toasts as musical accompaniment. Overall, the Dave Macklin Band was by far the best choice for our event and we would highly suggest them for any party where you'd like smooth, chill musical styling launching into infectious musical energy that compels guests to the dance floor."

Scott, Anniversary Party 6/2013

"Over the years I have seen many live bands that have versatility, but this band clearly stands apart from all others. Dave Macklin has assembled the best musicians and vocalists that I have ever heard. They all have great stage presence and clearly demonstrate their love for the music they play."

David. Polcaris Saugus 10/2014

"My husband and I saw you guys last night at The Atrium Foxwoods for the first time. What incredible talent!! We look forward to coming to more shows. Keep up the great work!!"

Donna. Foxwoods 5/2015

"Highly recommend the Dave Macklin band for any private function as well as public venues~ They imbue a lot of fun and a good time will be had for all!""Phenomenal!!!"
Rebecca, Wedding 9/2013

"Great energy and lots of crazy, dancing fun."

​"You guys were awesome at Stonewood Tavern on Saturday!! Thanks for making my date extra fun!"

"Super talented band. Played some of my favorites from back in the day. They were GREAT!!! The best I have seen so far to date."

"They are bad-ass!!!"

"Great great band !! Love the music, showmanship , and flexibility they showed towards performing at our event !

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Peace, Love & Funk!


Premier, powerhouse, very high-energy, super fun and funky Top 40, R&B, Soul, Funk, Motown, Reggae, Rock Dance show band, mixing  favorite dance classics from 50's to today's hottest hits.  We got it all!

Dave Macklin Band is  6-piece with 2 male and 1 female vocalist, and  8 -piece for larger events, or per request with a 2-piece horn section​. DMB is an unstoppable collaboration of some of the best singers and musicians New England has to offer. With dynamic vocals, infectious harmonies and a powerhouse, high energy sound, they are truly at the top of their game and make every event unforgettable.

Please note that the songs featured on our website are only a sampling of the band's vast repertoire and new songs are being added continuously.  The song selections for your event will be customized to fit your needs.


​Lead/Rhythm Guitar/Vocals - David Macklin
Lead Vocals - Kion Simmons
Lead Vocals - Gisela Johnson
Drums - JoBeth Umali
Bass - Andrew Dow
Keys -  Kana Dehara and Hinako Sato

Horn Section as needed:

Trumpet - Micah Maurio
Sax - Gideon Forbes