The 1's & 2's

Why book The 1's & 2's?

The 1's & 2's are a standout choice for Weddings, Parties, or Private Events! From processionals to recessionals, cocktail hour jazz, microphone and lighting rental, D.J, Master of Ceremonies, and the after dinner dance party, The 1's & 2's have you covered. Every event is special and deserves extra care and planning. The 1's & 2's do it right!!!

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Nailed it!

We hired the 1s & 2's for our outdoor reception and couldn't have been more pleased with their performance, the quality of the music, and their ability to keep people on the dance floor all night long! They were so professional, high energy and so easy to work with. I have been been recommending them all over town and would hire them again in a second. Great work guys- you nailed it!

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Reviewer: Kara R.
Event: Wedding Reception in Chelsea, MI
Event Date: Jun 22, 2013
Hired As: Cover Band, Dance Band, Jazz Band, Motown Group, Party Band, Wedding Band

Awesome Performance, Definitely book these guys.

We hired the 1's and 2's for our wedding fall of 2012 and they did an outstanding job. The music was great, performance was great, and they were able to get and keep everyone dancing all night long. It really helped make our wedding played the day we had been hoping for.

We hired them to play our ceremony music, cocktail hour jazz, and the reception. They really performed on all three and did an excellent job.

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Reviewer: Patrick R.
Event: Wedding Reception in Ann Arbor, MI
Event Date: Sep 22, 2012
Hired As: Motown Group, Jazz Band, Motown Group, R&B Group, Rock Band, Wedding Band

Best Band Ever!

We hired them for our wedding and they were awesome. They played our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. They kept the dance floor packed and sounded perfect the whole night! I wish I had another reason to hire them, they were so much fun..and professional.

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Reviewer: Devorah S.
Event: Wedding Reception in Troy, MI
Event Date: Jun 9, 2012
Hired As: Motown Group, Dance Band, Motown Group, Wedding Band

Max & Erma's Gig - Ann Arbor, St. Patty's Day

Great Band! Clean, crisp sound. Professional, and not just a crowd pleaser, but a group that represents the sound of Motown much, much better than other "cover" groups and groups comprised of some of the old actual Motown musicians. Great group, sound, and show! Book Them!

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Reviewer: Sean P.
Event: Other in Ann Arbor, MI
Event Date: Mar 17, 2012
Hired As: Motown Group

Hired them for my wedding/reception march 2012

The 1's and 2's were a perfect choice for our wedding. They played an acoustic set for the ceremony and also played the cocktail hour and reception. From the first dance to the last song they kept everyone moving. They were truly amazing and would be highly recommended. Thanks for making our wedding great!

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Reviewer: Andrew S.
Event: Wedding Reception in Toledo, OH
Event Date: Mar 24, 2012
Hired As: Motown Group

Wow!

I saw this band at a private party in Bloomfield Hills and they were awesome! The tunes they played we're amazing and the dance floor was always full. I'm not big on live music but these guys are true pros! They sounded so professional and really brought the party alive! Can't wait to see them again next year!

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Reviewer: Rachel B.
Event: Private Party in Bloomfield Hills, MI
Event Date: May 21, 2011

Experienced this band at a wedding

I went to my friends wedding in Grand Rapids Ohio about a month ago and these guys amazed me. They provided a wonderful acoustic guitar duo during the wedding ceremony, a nice selection of jazz during cocktail hour, nailed the bride and groom's first dance song, then rocked the party with a great selection of Motown tunes and other very danceable music. The dance floor was NEVER empty! Also, my friend who hired them told me they were really nice and easy to work with. They brought the right attitude and ambience to make this night a great one!

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Reviewer: Greg P.
Event: Wedding Reception in Grand Rapids, OH
Event Date: Mar 24, 2012

Review by Jana S.

I saw this band at a party in Ann Arbor a few weeks ago and they were freaking awesome! I haven't seen a band like this in soooo long.

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Reviewer: Jana S.
Event: Concert Venue in Ann Arbor, MI
Event Date: Feb 5, 2011

Review by sarah s.

After searching long and hard for the right band, my husband and I decided to hire The 1's and 2's for our wedding, I cannot say enough GREAT things! Not only was the band completely professional but they sounded absolutely amazing! They had an incredible array of songs and even brought material we had specially selected. Our guests raved all night how wonderful the music was and we could not have agreed anymore. The press pack does not do them justice, their sound was phenomenal. I would hire them again for another event or suggest them to anyone. Thank you to The 1's and 2's to making our special day even better!

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Reviewer: sarah s.
Event: Wedding Reception in Ann Arbor, MI
Event Date: Jan 8, 2011

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 60 - 180 minutes
  • Fee: $600-5000
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Unions: AFM

Overview

Clients should expect great communication and extra care during the planning process of any event. We work side by side with you to make sure your event happens exactly as you envisioned it.

Audiences should expect to be thoroughly entertained! The 1's & 2's offer a great variety of music including Motown, Dance, Rock, Blues, Jazz, and Latin. We take requests in advance.

Additional Booking Notes

The 1's & 2's offer microphone and lighting rental.
The 1's & 2's prefer to play on a stage of at least 18'x18'

The 1's & 2's

The 1's & 2's are a 6 piece Motown/Dance cover band from Ann Arbor, Michigan. We specialize in Weddings and private events. With a variety of services including:
Ceremony classical guitars, piano and flute performing classical symphonic music or requests for the processional and recessional.
Cocktail Hour Jazz Music at a conversation volume while guests enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres.
Master of Ceremonies duties performed by The 1's & 2's frontman Sean Duffy including announcement of the wedding party upon arrival, announcement of key events throughout the night including special dances, bouquet toss, speeches, etc.
D.J. Services
Microphone rental.
Lighting rental to make the performances stand out visually.
After dinner dance party music. The 1's & 2's specialize in keeping dance floors packed throughout the night. We play Motown hits and popular dance standards from the 60's through today. The 1's & 2's take requests in advance for songs for the ceremony, cocktail hour jazz, special dances, D.J. services and after dinner music.

The 1's & 2's are professional, punctual musicians that aim to please. Every event is special and deserves extra care and planning. The 1's & 2's do it right!

The team providing the talent:

Brendon Lally

Guitar, Bass, Vocals

John Patrick

Piano, Keyboards, Vocals

Sean Duffy

Vocals, Percussion

Ben Schlatter

Drums, Percussion, Vocals

Graham Rockwood

Bass, Vocals

James Hughes

Saxophones, Auxiliary Percussion, Vocals

Set List

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye / Tammi Terrell
Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers
All Day Sucka - Stevie Wonder
All I Do - Stevie Wonder
Another Star - Stevie Wonder
As - Stevie Wonder
At Last - Etta James
At Last - Stevie Wonder Version
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Bring It On Home To Me - Sam Cooke
Burning Down the House - Talking Heads
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Did I Hear You Say You Love Me - Stevie Wonder
Do I Do - Stevie Wonder
Do Like You - Stevie Wonder
Don't You Worry ‘Bout a Thing - Stevie Wonder
Do You Love Me - The Contours
D’yer Maker - Led Zeppelin
Electric Feel - MGMT
Erotic City - Prince
Everyday People - Sly and the Family Stone
Feel Good Inc - Gorillaz
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Got To Give it Up - Marvin Gaye
Heart of Glass - Blondie
Heaven Help Us All - Stevie Wonder
Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
I Don’t Know Why - Stevie Wonder
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
I Was Made To Love Her - Stevie Wonder
If You Really Love Me - Stevie Wonder
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Just My Imagination - The Temptations
Kiss - Prince
Knocks Me Off My Feet - Stevie Wonder
Let’s Get it On - Marvin Gaye
Linus and Lucy - Vince Guaraldi
Living For The City - Stevie Wonder
Master Blaster - Stevie Wonder
Mercy Mercy Me - Marvin Gaye
My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder
My Eyes Don't Cry - Stevie Wonder
My Girl - The Temptations
Oh Girl - The Chi Lites
Ooh Child - The Five Stairsteps
Papa's Got a Brand New Bag - James Brown
Pathetique Sonata, 2nd Movement - Beethoven
A Place in the Sun - Stevie Wonder
Prelude in C - Bach
P.Y.T. - Michael Jackson
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Uptight (Everything’s Alright) - Stevie Wonder
Use Me - Bill Withers
We Can Work it Out - Stevie Wonder
Wedding March - Mendelssohn
What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
Working Day and Night - Michael Jackson
You Haven't Done Nothing - Stevie Wonder

Influences & Inspiration

Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Etta James, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus.

Setup Requirements

Power breakers

Stage of 18' x 18'

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