Different Hats Promotion Performance

Why book Different Hats Promotion Performance?

Live music and Disc Jockey Services for Receptions, Corporate Functions, Parties and Dances.

Our groups include the following. Make sure to go to the video samples page to see these groups in action.

Elizabeth Hayes Review: Jazz Standards, Bossa Nova & Show Tunes

Different Hats Dance Orchestra: 7, 11 or 18 piece Swing, Jazz, Dixieland, Ragtime, Jump, Jive & Wail

Pickup Sticks: Show/Cover/Party Band 60's, 70's & 80's with select songs of the 90's and today.

A Midnight in Paris - Le Jazz Hot muisc of the movice and music of France with a Jazz Kick!

Tuxedo Junction Big Band: Glen MIller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Frank Sinitra, Dean Martin, et al.




Awesome Wedding Music!

We hired Different Hats for our wedding and couldn't have been happier! We had a Midnight In Paris/1920's theme and they took our special requests to play the Midnight In Paris movie soundtrack, as well as other songs from the era. (They even sang a few in French!) Later in the night the band switched to DJ music to keep the dancing and fun going. We would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great band for their event. Professional, Fun, and EXTREMELY Talented!

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Reviewer: Kate E.
Organization: Your Social Status
Event: Wedding Reception in Dayton, OH
Event Date: Oct 12, 2013
Hired As: 1920s Era Entertainment, Wedding Band

Response from Different Hats Promotion Performance:

We had a wonderful time at the transportation center. It was a treat to perform our French repertoire. The ambiance and table settings all lent themselves to a great evening.

Review by Joanne Y. P.

The band played for our wedding reception and it could not have been more wonderful!!! EVERYONE from the youngest to the oldest in attendance enjoyed dancing, swaying, singing or just moving to the music. I would highly, and without reservation, recommend this group. They were easy and fun to work with and very professional!!

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Reviewer: Joanne Y. P.
Event: Wedding Reception in Columbus, OH
Event Date: Jul 10, 2010
Hired As: Swing Band

Phenomenal performance... amazing people! Can't miss.

My wife and I got married this past July and we hired the Different Hats band to perform. After viewing their videos online and talking with Ron on the phone we knew they were the band for us. There performance (which came in two parts) was absolutely phenomenal. The wedding was at a barn and when the guests arrived they started playing setting the tone and mood for the rest of the day. They performed brilliantly throughout the night and worked with us when it came to our needs, budgets and music. Our wedding would not have been the same without them! If you choose to go with someone it will be a big mistake! Can't thank them enough.

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Reviewer: Kurt L.
Event: Wedding Reception in Benton Harbor, MI
Event Date: Jul 23, 2011
Hired As: Swing Band, 1920s Era Entertainment, Dixieland Band

Review by Deb L.

Wow! Liz has an incredible voice, and is even better live than on the samples- if that is possible! Every note she sang was perfect. The guests loved her; she is adorable and has wonderful stage presence. Ron's playing was fabulous. He worked with us before the event to select the perfect music, even when we kept making last minute changes. He and his wife (who manages the details while he plays) made the evening flow so well. During one of the breaks, we asked her to do a dance lesson for the guests, and it was a huge success! They are such nice people, so accommodating and professional. They really cared about making our evening perfect. I highly recommend them!

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Reviewer: Deb L.
Event: Graduation in Dayton, OH
Event Date: Jul 24, 2010
Hired As: Jazz Band, Big Band, Swing Band

Review by Bob D.

Ron host a jazz nite at our store every 3rd Friday of the month, sit in or just enjoy the music. He also teaches at our store and host other musical labs. . He is a big asset to our teaching staff. Also willing to follow thru with ideas for giving music education. Beginer to pro. "the BRD House Music and Arts Co."

Reviewer: Bob D.
Event: Workshop in Englewood, OH
Event Date: Oct 15, 2010

Review by Pam H.

I have worked with Ron Hartwell and Different Hats for almost a year
and have always found them to be true professionals.
I am a musician and I know the quality of musical talent in the group is very very good.
They are always very accommodating, on time, and they clean up when they are done.
I highly recommend Different Hat and Lizz & Rex Review for any engagement you may have.

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Reviewer: Pam H.
Organization: Artisans Cafe
Event: Restaurant in Dayton, OH
Event Date: Oct 8, 2010
Hired As: Jazz Band

Review by Bill K. B.

We were really impressed by the professional way that Different Hats performed and communicated with us.

The music was top notch and the singer was very impressive.

We would recommend this group highly.

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Reviewer: Bill K. B.
Event: Dinner Dance in Clayton, OH
Event Date: Mar 14, 2009
Hired As: Swing Band

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 90 - 300 minutes
  • Fee: Contact for rates
  • Insurance: $2,000,000.00 - Marsh Insurance Coverage through AFM.
  • Languages: English, French, German
  • Unions: AFM


We provide a top notch musical performance.

We also get people up dancing,

We can provide party motivators and dancers if requested.

We also teach dancing and that helps fill up the floor as well.

Additional Booking Notes

We require at least one 20amp circut.

Different Hats Promotion Performance

We have many packages available including:
Great Gatsby Gala
A Night At The Cotton Club
Chicago Speak Easy
Rose Room Swing Night
Rat Pack Romp / Night Club Floor Show
70's Disco
80's Rock and R&B Block Party
Xavier Cugat TIto Puente Caribean Cruise
Brazilian Bossa Nova and Samba Night.
Oktoberfest Stimmung Band.
Event DJ / MC
Wedding DJ / MC

Email us for a complementary song list for first dance, father bride and mother groom dances.

The team providing the talent:

Elizabeth Hayes


Ronald 'Rex' Hartwell

Production / Band Leader

Chris Berg


Grant Koeller


Jeff Black


Bill Johnston


Adam Ulenhanke


Rex Richwine


Brian West


Tom Billings


Cameron Vorhees

Guitar - Bass

Set List

Live Music from 10's, 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's, 80,'s, and select songs from 90's and up todate.

DJ Style music from 1066 to today!!!

New Orleans
Big Band
Show Tunes
Movie HIts
Frank Sinitra
Michael Buble
Nat King Cole
Rosemary Clooney
Jand Monheit
Peggy Lee
Diana Krall
Helen Hume
Stacey Kent
Doris Day
Nora Jones
Beach Boys
jsut to name a few.

Influences & Inspiration

George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Artie Shaw, Glen Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney, Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Ben Webster, Count Basie, Paul Whiteman, Hart, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, Steven Sondheim, Kurt Weill, Herb Alpert, Sergio Mendez, Antiono Carlos Jobim, Astrude Gilberto, Louis Bonfa, Mongo Santamaria, Zavier Cugat.

Setup Requirements

One twenty watt circuit