An alternative to the traditional cover band, Professional Folk provides an original and unique take on all of your favorite music. Performing everything from Folk, 80's/90's Alternative, and the most current Top 40's, hiring us means an authentic, unmatched live music experience for your wedding, corporate event, or private party. Our bands flexibility playing as small as an acoustic duo, up to a full 7 piece party band means Professional Folk is sure to fit almost any budget and event!
Our promise is to give each client personalized attention to insure they get the event they are dreaming of.
Lucas Last - Founder
We booked Professional Folk (male and female vocals, acoustic guitar, fiddle, upright bass, trumpet, sax and percussion) for our beach wedding last summer and they were absolutely phenomenal in every way. Our ceremony was perfection and all of our guests had a blast dancing the night away -- even some of the older ones that we didn't even expect to dance were on the dance floor! :-)
I knew this was the band I wanted to hire after my first conversation with Lucas Last, the band founder. He was so professional and had tons of great ideas for how to work within our venues strict music policies (no amplified music on a beach with crashing waves). He was so helpful in planning the music for our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception.
I could go on, but my point is this: if you are looking for awesome live music and professional service at a reasonable price... hire Professional Folk. You won't regret it!
Professional Folk could not have been a more perfect band for our semi-rustic wedding. They were a true pleasure to work with - start to finish - and packed our dance floor for 2.5 hours of foot-stompin' good times.
THE MUSIC: Aubrey, Luke, and the rest of their band truly care about their music, and it shows. I myself am a musician, and know how difficult it can be to show up to a new venue to play for a bunch of strangers who have a very specific expectation for the type of music they want to hear. P-Folk played a dynamic, well-crafted set that perfectly matched the mood of the audience and feel of the event. Their unique bluegrassy covers were all crowd favorites, but because they had been artfully adapted, they didn't feel in the least bit cheesy or forced (like many wedding band covers do). It was clear that P-Folk was really enjoying playing the show, including the three special request songs they kindly learned for our event. Bottom line: they rocked it.
THE PLANNING/LOGISTICS/SOUND: Having organized many events with live bands, I've experienced quite a bit of stress and frustration working with flaky or uncommunicative musicians. Working with P-Folk was the easiest, most stress-free experience I could have imagined. Luke frequently responded to emails within an hour of less. He responded to my texts within minutes, and would return calls almost immediately. The band showed up to our event EARLY to get a feel for the venue and set up before guests arrived. Not only did he take care of his band's own sound - providing a top-of-the-line QSC sound system with zero hassle - he also took care of providing sound reinforcement for our entire event, including ceremony live music and dinner toasts in separate locations. Mic feedback? NOPE! Professional quality sound so good that nobody even noticed mics were being used? You bet! The band even stayed late after their set so that we could use their sound system to have DJ Spotify take over until our sound cutoff at midnight. Overall, Professional Folk delivered, and made our event truly memorable. A+++ 100,000 gold stars.
Aubrey and Luke played our 9/24 wedding and were an absolute highlight of the entire experience. "Epic dance party" was high on our list of priorities and we wanted a band that would encourage all of our guests, young and old, to get out on the dance floor.
We started talking to Luke about 9 months before the wedding and I could tell from our first call that he was highly organized and very experienced in the wedding scene. Luke heard exactly what we were looking for, made suggestions on what they could do, and executed perfectly.
It was remarkable that we could hire a single group that could perform classy acoustic for our ceremony, mellow folk for cocktail hour, and then absolutely blow the roof off for dancing after dinner. Having not heard the band in person, I prepared a pretty extensive playlist for dancing just in case they weren't bringing the right energy. Needless to say, the playlist was definitely not necessary and the dance floor was PACKED all night – I think 90% of our guests danced until the very last song!
I could go on and on about how good Aubrey & Luke are, but the best thing you can do is just to hire them and find out for yourself. If they perform half as well as they did for us, you won't be let down!
My wife and I had the pleasure of hiring Professional Folk to play our wedding in Upstate NY in Sept 2017 (The Inns of Aurora in Aurora, NY). Lucas and his team were so easy to work with from the initial discussions until the end of the wedding night. Lucas assisted us throughout the process in recommending instrument combinations and band member selections.
Professional Folk has an extensive network of talented band members that can service many parts of the country. Additionally, Lucas coordinated the logistics of travel, arrival, set-up, and clean-up with our venue. We did not have to worry about any of the music/sound for the ceremony or reception once we finalized our contract. Very easy and professional!
We had a six piece band (Guitar/Lead Vocal, Vocal, Violinist, Pianist/Keyboard, Bass Guitar, and Drums. In a lakeside wedding setting this band set was plenty of sound to keep our party of 100 guests dancing all night. The versatility of their band combinations allows for a wide range of different songs. Lucas arranged a list of songs and tailored the performance to the feeling of the room. Professional Folk plays many eras of music but they also learn new songs so you will have a great selection of classic and new music.
Our wedding guests could not stop commenting on how happy they were with the band's sound and energy. We can't wait to book them again in the future!
Lucas and Aubrey are indeed talented. They are also funny, and the audience enjoyed their performance. Their showcase during the Hollywood Art and Movie Awards was a success and an excellent moment.
The band was hired for a technical event in San Francisco (Google Summer of Code Mentor summit 2017). I was so tired from the day but they filled me back with energy and I was dancing to the beats, enjoying with them. I really wish they keep performing and entertaining forever.
We found Professional Folk online because we were looking for something different and acoustical for our wedding. We couldn't be happier with them. Above playing every type of music under the sun in a unique Folk way; the band members themselves were good people, fun people with talent. Lucas did exactly what you'd want from a band leader, taking control of the timeline from the beginning to the end making sure the whole thing flowed smoothly. As a bride and groom we had multiple compliments all night long from our guests and even the venue staff on how good they were. I would hire them again for any event, not just a wedding. Thank you Lucas and Professional Folk for helping make our wedding day memorable and perfect.
Tia and Jason D.
We loved the atmosphere created by the music! Thanks the Aubrey and Luke we had great entertainment for our guests. Luke called in advance to see if we had any requests and was very kind over the phone. So easy to work with. Lovely people.
Lucas was great to work with from the initial email. I wanted a specific sound for my corporate event. Lucas put together the perfect mix of instruments to give us the best sound for the room. The vocals were beautiful and the musical accompaniment was spot on. Beyond the music, Lucas is friendly. Meeting him in person for the first time was like hanging out with an old friend. I would recommend Professional Folk and look forward to working with them again!
Professional Folk performed for our First Fridays at the Museum event. The theme of the night was a celebration of Americana: Picnic, Pie & Bluegrass. They played a mix of Bluegrass and Folk. Our audience loved them and we received numerous compliments. They were easy to work with and helped provide the perfect atmosphere for our event.
I worked with Luke and Professional Folk in May at a wedding at the Lyons Farmette in Lyons, CO. They played for both the ceremony and the reception. They were amazing. Many of the vendors at the wedding contacted me the next day for their contact information. They were professional, easy to work with and so helpful.
Everyone danced all night! As a wedding coordinator they made my job easier. They were super helpful,
respectful of the venue's sound policies and just plain fun to listen to.
Aubrey & Jacob did a fantastic job. They kicked off the night perfectly. They played a terrific selection of songs and they sounded great. Lots of compliments from our friends that attended the party.
Professional Folk were such a great asset to our event. They set the mood and made the entire venue more swanky. The quality of there sound is awesome! I really enjoyed adding them to this corporate event. They immediately set a comfortable mood for our networking hour. They were timely and professional as well!
I hired Professional Folk to sing at 3 business events to welcome our guests and to sing at our networking reception. They were simply phenomenal. Luke was very accommodating to work with leading up to the event, and then they went above and beyond to make sure our guests enjoyed the music! Thank you Luke and Aubrey! I look forward to our next gig together!
I got what I expected from the event. As the event coordinator I need to take some of the blame for pairing Luke and Aubrey with an elderly crowd. I don't think the overall crowd appreciated the folk music as much as I did. I may have also thrown the band off by showing too much concern toward the lack of energy level of my crowd. I think that after giving my opinion of the crowd, Luke and Aubrey changed their typical routine to try and cater to my analysis.
Had a great experience with this band - they were so easy to work with and for our actual event, they read our crowd so well - the beginning was more background type music and as the night went on, the music got more lively as people started dancing. I would highly recommend this band for an upcoming event or wedding!
This is an easy choice. They show up on time, great communication, excellent performance and good people. I would absolutely recommend them as they were an awesome addition to my party.
We had Aubrey and Luke perform at our wedding and they absolutely killed it!
We planned on having a rather small wedding (about 50 people) and always envisioned have an acoustic band. We scrambled to put the wedding together over 6 weeks due to some changes in our health insurance and were worried we wouldn't be able to find anyone to perform. We stumbled across Aubrey and Luke on this site and instantly fell in love with their sound. We reached out to Lucas and he was quick to respond. At this point we hadn't even booked a venue but they were flexible and accommodating throughout the entire planning time. It was nice to not stress about one aspect of planning a wedding in the 6 weeks we were planning.
We gave them a couple specific song requests about 2 weeks prior (Marry you - Bruno Mars & Jackie and Wilson - Hozier) to play for our ceremony and first dance and they were both beautiful acoustic versions that blew us away. I wish I had a recording of them because it was 1000x better than what we expected.
Aubrey was especially helpful when it came time for the first dance. My wife was nervous since one of the things we neglected in our shorted wedding planning period was to rehearse our first dance. Aubrey told her to give her the "save me" eyes at any point and she would wrap up the song. About 1.5 min in she gave Aubrey the look and she tastefully finished up the song which was a huge relief.
I can not stress enough how great these guys were. We had more people ask us about the band than I can remember. In fact, the only gripe we could possibly think of is that they were so good they stole our spotlight!
We would 100% recommend them to anyone!!! Could not have been better!!!
Response from Aubrey & Luke - Professional Folk:
Wow Ryan, thank you so much for the kind words. I'm sure we will see you later this year at some of your friends/family events that were looking to have us perform!
On very short turnaround, Lucas and his team put together a memorable show for our event in Denver. They even re-arranged their schedules to fly in for it and couldn't have been more accommodating in making sure the night was a success. Every single guest raved about the band. If you have any special requests in mind, you should give them a call and talk it through. We would work with them again and recommend them without question.
Response from Aubrey & Luke - Professional Folk:
Thank you so much Steve! Hopefully we will see you in the spring for Chuck and Mary's event.
Professional Folk was the first vendor we booked for our August 2016 wedding, and they were the vendor we most looked forward to having at our wedding...and, boy did they deliver on our expectations!
Luke was very professional, organized, and had great communication throughout the planning period. Dealing with entertainment planning in my work life, I know professionals when I see them... and Professional Folk is Best in Class in every regard! I really appreciated Luke's attention to detail and easy going yet professional demeanor. He was so eager to fulfill our vision and accommodate all our requests.
We love live music and made music a big part of our wedding day. Luke and the band were so integral in helping us to evoke feelings of love, warmth, fun and joy into the day. Luke helped to orchestrate a "double surprise" by arranging for guitar accompaniment for both my surprise serenade of the groom during the ceremony and for fiddle accompaniment of the groom's surprise performance of an original song to me. It was a special moment made even more amazing by their cool accompaniment!
Aubrey did a great job of emcee-ing the reception, and she and the band totally rocked it with background music during dinner and music to fill the dance floor!!!! It was truly amazing how 4 people could create such BIG SOUND! So many of our guests commented how they loved the music and band (and how cool they were :)) and the dance floor was full the whole night!
I wish we could create more events just as a excuse to hire Luke, Aubrey, and the band for more amazing music! :) Or just to get to hang out with such a talented and cool group of musicians!!
Thank you so much for all you did to make our wedding a truly amazing affair that we will cherish forever!
All the best,
Deeann & Chris
Really appreciated Lucas and his group at the anniversary event. Everyone had a great time with them and they were very professional and sounded great. Definitely would look to hire them for a gig again in the future and would recommend them to others. Make sure to check them out!
Professional Folk played my daughter's graduation party and they were incredible! They looked great and played amazing music! Lots of variety and their music was loved by every at the party (over 120 people). Their set list, professionalism and follow up were superb. Well done and cannot wait to book them again!
Thank you so much for delivering such a perfect surprise performance at my sister's wedding reception. Aubrey's sweet voice along with the guitarist and the fiddler's music carried across the banquet room wonderfully. Very professional team and was very accommodating and easy to work with. I'm sooooo glad to have found you guys and would certainly recommend u to others. Thank you again Professional Folk!!! Muah~Muah~Muah!
Luke and Aubrey are incredible!!! We hired them as a trio with their fiddle player, Vito. First, they played our ceremony. They honored us by learning a few new tunes we requested, and made our ceremony so special. They have a unique take on every song they do, and this gave our ceremony such a personal touch. They were perfect. THEN, they repo'd in no time and jammed out for our cocktail hour. We had 200 guests, and Luke and Aubrey's sound filled the party, but wasn't overbearing. We got a ton of compliments on their tunes. They were truly awesome to work with and I would hire them again in a second, but I'd rather just hang out with them because that's how cool they are.
Professional Folk was the perfect band for our outdoor family party we hosted at our office over the weekend. Aubrey & Luke are incredibly warm, flexible and talented people and played music that perfectly matched our audience of tech workers and there families and kids. They checked in with me regularly throughout the event to make sure I was happy and setup and broke down efficiently. I highly recommend them for any event and will be referring them to my friends, family and colleagues!
We just hired Professional Folk for my husbands 40th birthday party and I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Lucas, Aubrey, and the entire band.
They are wonderful, kind people who made the entire experience so easy and fun. I felt like my husband and I were a bit needy by the massive song request list we provided, but they graciously took our requests and then played them all with incredible talent. They have a such a wide range of songs they can play - they are SO talented. They truly made our party. Every guest came up to me and commented on how good they were.
I thought the song samples I heard ahead of time were very good, but then I heard them live and they blew me away.
Truly, you won't regret hiring this band. I am anxious to plan another event so I can hire them again.
We had the pleasure of having Aubrey & Luke play for our holiday party. They were amazing! Our party had such a great time and enjoyed every single song. Definitely recommend and will be using for future events.
Lucas coordinated the performers for my brother-in-laws funeral reception (250 guests) in August and he couldn't have been more accommodating and sensitive. His music selection was perfect for the event and set the soothing, but festive, mood for the celebration of life. We immediately asked him to perform for our up coming wedding. Again, he accommodated my musical selections and recommended a perfect playlist. He even provided a fabulous accordian player for pre-ceremony music. Yes, I am that kind of person. The band was rocking and got everyone up and dancing. The music was awesome but the best part was that Lucas and the musicians were genuinely nice people and a true pleasure to work with.
Devyn and Lucas were, hands down, one of the best choices we made for our wedding. Though we hadn't met prior to the day of our ceremony, they were immediately able to get a sense of our personalities and catered to our wants throughout the night. Their easy going nature mixed with their unsurpassed talent created the exact environment we had envisioned. We will definitely use them in the future – as will many of our guests, who were equally as impressed with their performance.
- Rodney & Bradley Jones-Parnell
Aubrey and Luke joined my wedding party on a yacht. We give them lots of the sings to practice, they were very patient and professional.They look quiet and made all my guests are enjoy their music. Although most of my guests are in professional music area, they appreciate the guitar performance. I strongly recommend the band!
Luke played our client appreciation event at Redbird in LA. He did an outstanding job setting the mood with his wonderful music.
I saw and met this Duo during a recent reception I attended. Really enjoyed the blend of their voices and the Guitar. They provided excellent background music but not overpowering the purpose of the event. I would most certainly enjoy hearing them again. Very professional young couple providing superb entertainment.
What to Expect
Professional Folk provides a live music experience like no other as a duo, or up to an eight-piece band! Expect to hear an original spin on all of your favorite tunes, a high energy performance for dance sets, intimate cocktail hour music, sweeping harmonies, and of course a few badass fiddle solos.
Taking heavy influence from their Blue Ridge Mountain roots, Professional Folk masterfully blends todays Top 40, yesterdays hits, and a touch of old school mountain music to create a sound all their own. Whether performing as an intimate duo with vocals and guitar, or a full band, the bands huge catalogue and original spin on all of your favorite music is sure to fit any Corporate event, Wedding, or Festival. For an authentic experience look no further, Professional Folk is truly one of a kind.
See for yourself why so many corporate clients (HBO, Microsoft, True Foods Kitchen, IBM) trust Professional Folk to provide the perfect live music experience for their events!
- Weddings: Ceremony, Cocktail Hour/Dinner Music, Reception. Lighting and Sound Services.
- Corporate Events and Festivals: In addition to performing, Professional Folk is proud to offer full Lighting design and Sound through our partner LUNES (Light Up The Night Entertainment Services.) Please inquire for an additional quote.
Additional Booking Notes
Professional Folk at no extra cost will provide its own top of the line PA system and basic stage/dance floor lighting.
If you are having an audience of over 175 guests we do recommend considering our expanded Lighting and Sound Package suitable for up to 500 guests.
- We do not provide a generator. If your event has limited electrical access, please contact us so that we can help come up with a solution.
Past Booked Events
|November 10, 2018 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||Launch Party|
|October 06, 2018 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Festival|
|September 29, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Personal Occasion|
|August 05, 2017 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|July 07, 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm||Nonprofit Event|
|June 17, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|March 18, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Concert|
|January 14, 2017 • 9:00pm - 10:30pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|May 21, 2016 • 8:00pm - 8:15pm||Wedding Reception|
|February 20, 2016||Cocktail Party|
93 Million Miles Jason Mraz
Ain’t No Mountain Marvin Gaye
All Night Long Lionel Ritchie
American Boy Estelle
At Last Etta James
Bad Mama Jamma Carl Carlton
Best Day of My Life American Authors
Bigger Than My Body John Mayer
Budapest George Ezra
Burning Down The House Talking Heads
Cake By The Ocean DNCE
Canned Heat Jamiroquai
Can't Stop The Feeling Justin Timberlake
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
Closer The Chainsmokers
Cool For The Summer Demi Lovato
Come Pick Me Up Ryan Adams
Confident Demi Lovato
Daughters John Mayer
Dogs Damien Rice
Everybody Wants to Rule the World Tears for Fears
Ex’s and Oh’s Elle King
Fame David Bowie
Feelin’ Alright Joe Cocker
First Day of My Life Bright Eyes
Free Fallin’ John Mayer/Tom Petty
Genghis Khan Mike Snow
Gimme One Reason Tracy Chapman
Heart in a Cage Chris Thile/The Strokes
Helplessness Blues Fleet Foxes
Hey Jude The Beatles
Hey Ya! Outkast
Ho Hey The Lumineers
Home Edward Sharp
Home Phillip Phillips
How Come You Don’t Call Me Prince/Alicia Keys
Human Nature Michael Jackson
I Can’t Feel My Face The Weekend
I Choose You Sara Bareilles
I Love It Icona Pop
Ignition Remix R. Kelly
Inside Out Eve 6
I Wanna Dance With Somebody Whitney Houston
I Will Wait Mumford and Sons
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) The Proclaimers
I’m Not the Only One Sam Smith
Is This Love Bob Marley
Jealous Nick Jonas
Just Like Heaven The Cure
Killing Me Softly The Fugees
Let It Go James Bay
Look Good For You Selena Gomez
Love Me Like You Do Ellie Goulding
Long Train Running Doobie Brothers
Many the Miles Sara Bareilles
Moves Like Jagger Maroon 5
My Girl The Temptations
Never Too Much Luther Vandross
No Rain Blind Melon
Ooh La La Faces
Oh, Mama Aoife O’Donnuvan
One Dance Drake
One Headlight The Wallflowers
One Sweet Love Sara Bareilles
Ordinary People John Legend
Peaches Presidents of the United States
Polka Dots and Moonbeams Jazz Standard
Put Your Records On Corrine Bailey Ray
PYT Michael Jackson
Queen of California John Mayer
Riptide Vance Joy
Run Away With Me Carley Rae Jepson
Save Tonight EagleEye Cherry
Say Hey Michael Franti
September Earth Wind and Fire
Should Have Been Us Tori Kelly
Shut Up and Dance Walk the Moon
Signed Sealed Delivered Stevie Wonder
Sitting, Waiting, Wishing Jack Johnson
Skinny Love Bon Iver
Sorry Justin Bieber
Stolen Dance Milky Chance
Stuck in the Middle With You Stealers Wheel
Sugar Maroon 5
Sunday Morning Maroon 5
Superstition Stevie Wonder
Sweet Home Alabama Lynnard Skyward
Take Me Home Country Roads John Denver
Teenage Dream Katy Perry
Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheehan
This Charming Man The Smiths
Toxic Britney Spears
Treasure Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk Bruno Mars
Thank You Dido
Valerie Amy Winehouse
Wagon Wheel Old Crow Medicine Show
The Way You Make Me Feel Michael Jackson
Wedding Song Anias Mitchell
Whats Going On Marvin Gaye
Where is My Mind Pixies
White Winter Hymnall Fleet Foxes
You Are Lionel Ritchie
You Know I’m No Good Amy Winehouse
You Make Me Wanna Usher
You Remind Me Of Everything I Love Andy Shauf
Your Song Elton John
|Aubrey Last||Band Leader - Vocals|
|Jacob Mondry||Band Leader - Vocals/Guitar|
|Lucas Last||Band Leader - Vocals/Guitar|
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