The New York Times

The New York Times

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 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.


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