Vanilla Ice with the Dexter Lake Club Band at Marquee NYC

Vanilla Ice with the Dexter Lake Club Band at Marquee NYC

Vanilla Ice with the Dexter Lake Club Band at the Marquee in NYC.

Last weekend we were the Opening Act for rapper Vanilla Ice. #bucket list #iceicebaby #stopcollaborateandlisten

We had a blast playing for an amazing crowd at the Marquee Club in New York City.  Its not every party we get to share the stage with Vanilla Ice.  Everyone was ready to party and the crowd was dancing all night.

Marquee NYC Packed Dance Floor

Dexter Lake Club Band Gig at the Marquee Club NYC


It was an Australian themed party so yes that is a giant Koala Bear on the dance floor.

And of course we got some footage of Vanilla Ice. This clip is just a few minutes before he killed our brains with a poisonous mushroom.

We play a lot of private parties, corporate events, and wedding music.  This one was special though, its not often we get to stop, collaborate, and listen at our gigs.

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Vendors I Love: Dexter Lake Club Band

Wedding Vendors I Love: Dexter Lake Club Band

Photographer Casey Fatchett, twenty years on the job and veteran of over 500 weddings, recently interviewed the Dexter Lake Club Band for his latest wedding blog: Wedding Vendors I Love.

Casey’s blog goes way beyond wedding photography and tackles everything from tips for hiring vendors, planning your New York City Wedding, to beating the heat in summer.

He calls the newest section of his blog “Vendors I Love” and the Dexter Lake Club Band is honored to be the first vendor on his list.  We first met Casey at a wedding we did at 26 Bridge in the D.U.M.B.O. section of Brooklyn, NY.  Below is one of Casey’s photos from that wedding we recently posted on our instagram feed.

You can hire the Dexter Lake Club Band  or ask questions here: Contact Us.  We’re happy to answer any and all questions about planning your wedding music, hiring a wedding band, first dance songs, parent dances, song list, and tips for throwing the best dance party of your life.

The Dexter Lake Club Band is NYC’s only band to be featured on the cover of the New York Times, “New York’s Premiere Wedding Band.”  We were named “One of the Top Ten Reasons to Get Married in New York” by new York Magazine.”  NPR called us “New York Wedding Rock Royalty.”

Miley Cyrus covers Elton John featuring Dexter Lake’s Drummer

So proud of our drummer Gunnar who is featured on the latest recording by Miley Cyrus.

Miley Cyrus just recorded a cover of Elton John’s “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” and “The Bitch is Back” and our drummer Gunnar is playing on both tracks!

Miley Cyrus put out two new tracks of music by Elton John and our drummer is on both of them!  Members of The Dexter Lake Club Band have performed and recorded with artists including Bruce Springsteen, Norah Jones, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Miike Snow, Todd Rundgren, The Cars, M. Ward, The Walkmen, Hamilton Leithauser, Rostam of Vampire Weekend, and many more.  And this new recording by Miley Cyrus ranks right near the top.

You can listen to some of the new tracks right here on Gunnar’s Instagram page:

You can read more about the Elton John tribute and Miley Cyrus here.

Dexter Lake Live at Brooklyn Bowl

Brooklyn Bowl: Dexter Lake Club Band Live Show

Come get down with us at Brooklyn Bowl on Sunday March 18, 2018.  We’ll be doing a special set list, with a few surprise guests and more.  Tickets are only $5.  Extend the weekend one more night, we promise it will be worth a mild Monday hangover.  Come check out “The Best Party Band Ever” – Olivia Wilde (she said so right in her instragram feed)

Doors at 6pm, Music at 8pm

Brooklyn Bowl

Brooklyn Bowl Dexter Lake Club Band March 2018

The Dexter Lake Club Band is NYC’s only cover band featured on the cover of The New York Times Sunday Styles.  NPR has called them “Wedding Rock Royalty”. named Dexter Lake Club Band “NYC’s Top Event Band”.  New York Magazine listed them as “One of the Top Ten Reasons to Get Married in New York.”

Hamilton Leithauser’s Talking Heads Cover with Dexter Lake Club Band

Hamilton Leithauser Talking Heads Cover “Road to Nowhere” features Dexter Lake Club Band.

Our lead singer and saxophone player Tim is featured on the latest from recording artist Hamilton Leithauser, former frontman for The Walkmen.  Its a cover of the Talking Heads 1985 hit “Road to Nowhere” for Amazon.

The song will be available on Amazon’s Open Road play list which will also feature White Reaper, Joshua Radin, and Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket.

You can hear it now and read more about the song here on Entertainment Weekly’s website.  EW has a full article on Hamilton, his new song, tour and some upcoming recordings.  Or check out this feature on Consequence of Sound.

Visit Hamilton here at his facebook page.

Purchase the track here.

#Hamiltonleithauser #Talkingheads #coversong #amazon

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Dexter Lake Club Band Drummer Performs with Miike Snow

Dexter Lake Club Band drummer performing with Miike Snow!

Big Congrats to our drummer Gunnar who is performing some shows with Miike Snow.

The Dexter Lake Club Band has shared the stage with tons of top artists and performers. Members of the band have recorded, performed, and toured with Bruce Springsteen, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Norah Jones, M. Ward, Hamilton Leithauser, Regina Spektor, the Walkmen and many more.  Our drummer Gunnar filled in on the last leg of the Miike Snow tour, and this one is definitely at the top of the list.  Congrats to our man Gunnar who rocks equally hard whether he is playing for a festival crowd, a wedding reception, or at home for his cat.

Here is some drum-cam video of the show at the Firefly Festival, performing Miike Snow’s “Heart of Me”.

Dexter Lake Club Band Interviewed in Whalebone Magazine

Whalebone Magazine Interview with the Dexter Lake Club Band

Hamptons Lifestyle Magazine

We were interviewed in the new issue of Whalebone Magazine, which is without question the Hampton’s coolest magazine.  We had a great time talking to them about our history, absurd things we’ve seen on the dance floors of the world and which songs are bulletproof late night. Here’s a bit from the article “These guys absolutely crushed the jams, leading 98% of the celebration’s attendees into war on the dance floor. We didn’t get a chance to catch up with them after the event for both obvious and not-so-obvious reasons, but we’re glad we followed up.”  You can read the whole interview here:

We also had a great time rocking Whalebone’s one-year anniversary party at the Montauk Yacht Club one of the most beautiful venues on the East End of Long Island.

This clip from the party speaks for itself:

#montauk #whalebonemagazine #yachtclubtimemachine #welcometothejungle


Gig with Hamilton Leithauser of the Walkmen and Rostam of Vampire Weekend

Our leading singer and sax player Tim performing with Hamilton Leithauser of the Walkmen and Rostam of Vampire Weekend at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Click here to watch the video of Tim performing Live with Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam playing “Rough Going:  at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.

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Hamiton Leithauser and Rostam have a fantastic new record out, I Had A Dream That You Were Mine.  Songs from that record have been featured at the Super Bowl and in the commercial for the new iPhone 7 .

Hamilton is touring the new record now with a killer band including members of the White Rabbits and Spoon.  Click Here for video of Tim’s sax solo with Hamilton and Rostam from their sold out shows at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY.  This song is called Rough Going.

@hamiltonleithauser @matsor @vampireweekend @musichallofwb @dexter_lake_club_band @spoontheband

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In the Recording Studio with Hamilton Leithauser

We were back in the studio with Hamilton Leithauser this week.

Dexter Lake Club Band’s lead singer and sax player Tim was laying down saxophone tracks for Hamilton’s upcoming solo release.  Hamilton is the front man and lead singer of The Walkmen.  Hamilton’s new solo record is due out this year.

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Tim is also featured on Hamilton Leithauser’s Live vinyl recording of “Rough Going”.  Hamilton is currently touring his collaboration with Rostam of Vampire Weekend “I Had A Dream that You Were Mine”.   Hamilton’s performance at the Music Hall of Williamsburg was filmed as part of the recording.  Dexter Lake Club Band’s sax player Tim has a ripping solo at the end of the tune.  Check out the official video here.

Dexter Lake Club Band w/ Sarah McLachlan On NBC: Rock Center Xmas Tree Lighting

Christmas Tree Lighting at Rockefeller Center 2016

Dexter Lake Club Band backing up Sarah McLachlan

We were featured on NBC’s 2016 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Special!  Dexter Lake Club Band’s guitarist and keyboardist backed up singer Sarah McLachlan.  Sarah sang selections from her new Christmas album Wonderland.  Check out the picture below of Sarah and the guys performing Winter Wonderland.