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The Dexter Lake Club Band is the only cover band to be featured in a New York Times cover story. We are so honored that this feature of the band appeared on the cover of the Sunday Styles section.

Journalist Brett Martin embedded himself with the Dexter Lake Club Band. He wanted direct and unfettered access to the wedding bands music, the song list, and all the sights, sounds, and smells of the Dexter Lake Club Band.  He rode with us in the van to gigs in Washington, D.C. and Vermont, watched us load in, came to sound check, and was a fly-on-the-wall for a couple of weddings where we provided the music.

The result was this fantastic profile of the band that ended up being a Cover Story, entitled “Say I Do To Rock!”

The New York Times called the Dexter Lake Club Band “New York’s Premier Wedding Band,”  and said lots of nice stuff about us:

“This wasn’t some band doing sterile imitations; this was a rock band.”

“Like all great rock ’n’ roll bands, the Dexter Lake Club Band exhibits a classic tension between commercialism and rebellion, virtuosity and feeling, head and heart.”

But what we love most about the piece is that it highlights what we love to do: playing music and making people happy, “This is it: the great, dreamed-of rock ’n’ roll communion — between band member and band member, and band and audience. Say what you will about art versus commerce, there are far more ignoble compromises than making this many people this happy, ever.”

If you are looking music for your wedding, music for a private party, or music for a corporate event and you want a real band not a wedding agency, hit us up at DexterLake@gmail.com or visit our contact page.

We’ll get you a quote, song list, music suggestions and answer any questions you may have.

The New York Times sent the amazing photographer Andrew Hetherington to a wedding we played at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C.  Check out the awesome wedding photos below.



New York Magazine Weddings is the ultimate guide for planning a wedding in New York City and the top resource for wedding planning, wedding trends, vendors, and expert advice.

When New York Magazine compiled their Top Ten Reasons to Get Married in New York, the Dexter Lake Club Band was the only wedding music vendor included on this list. We’re Reason 7: “Because the Music at Your Wedding Doesn’t Have to Be Cheesy.”

We are honored to be included in their Top Ten, and love that their article highlights that we love what we do, and “the music at your wedding does NOT have to be cheesy!”

Dexter Lake Club Band is a recommended vendor in New York Weddings Music Guide and included in their Best of Weddings list for fifteen consecutive years!

New York Magazine says the Dexter Lake Club Band, “has built a genuine reputation as a rock band that also happens to play weddings.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

If you are interested in booking the band for the music at your wedding, corporate party, or private party, click here for a quote and booking information.