The Diamond Empire Band is the function band that is not a "Function Band".
With regular showcase performances and a free demo CD you can see and hear them live before booking them, and pick and choose the size and configuration of your dream band. These full-time professional young musicians focus squarely on getting your night up and jumping, but without the cheese. Best of all, they are self-managed, so they are much less expensive than other bands in this quality bracket – you are not paying any agents or middle-men!
Pricing from $1500 - $5200, depending on band size.
The doors opened, the crowd arrived, the Diamond Empire Band started to play, and we went from 0 to 100 in 30 seconds. The band's sound and energy contributed significantly to the success of World Pediatic Project's inaugural "Rock N Heal" fund raising event. The music and the enthusiasm DEB brought to the stage ignited the crowd and created an up beat atmosphere all night long. Thank you Diamond Empire Band!
I just wanted to let you know that we really enjoyed having the Diamond Empire Band play at our daughter’s Bat Mitzvah. You guys were incredible to work with and everyone was amazed at your range of songs. I can’t tell you how many people were impressed with your Horah and kept telling us so the following weeks at services. Finishing up with Danielle on the stage was a true highlight for us.
Not only would I hire you guys again, but I have recommended you to all of our friends. You guys were very easy to work with and were very accommodating. The caterer at the synagogue even complimented you on how easy you were to work with.
If you ever need a recommendation, do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you Kelley for another great show at Sac & Fox Casino on New Year's Eve.The nine piece band was spot on. The vocals were amazing and the set list had everyone on the dance floor. Always great to work with you and your band.
When we started wedding planning, live music was a priority for us. I highly recommend Diamond Empire Band. Vocalist/manager Emily Merrell is fantastic to work with -- super responsive, helpful, and flexible. She worked with us to find a way to get the most bang for our buck as far as the ensemble we hired, and then she worked with us on song selection and notes for MCing. Most importantly, the reception was a blast thanks to DEB! Our guests have been raving about how awesome the band was. I'm so glad we decided to go with live music and with Diamond Empire Band.
Diamond Empire Band (DEB) played our ceremony music with a string trio and then our reception music with a 5 piece band. Nothing beats live music and their team did an outstanding job! Emily the main singer was my point of contact for coordinating the timeline; music selections for ceremony and first dance etc. She was a pleasure to work with!!! Quick to reply, anticipated needs, and was extremely personable. Knowing DEB likely has 1-2 weddings ever weekend Emily really made me feel like ours was special and unique. Thank you so much for all you did Emily!
First off, scheduling them was very easy and Emily was communicative and helpful. They honored our wants and needs in a very professional way. They organized their set up and worked with wedding coordinator smoothly and when we arrived at the reception, we pleasantly surprised to see our guests enjoying the great music. They added structure to the event and not to mention all the fun. I can't imagine the party without them! They had great energy and great sound.
Great band. They took the time to learn some songs that we wanted at the wedding and they helped us weed out the songs we didn't want too. They played right up until the cops came for a noise complaint (the neighbors aren't supportive of wedding celebrations I suppose..) by no means were they too loud. They also helped with timing things like the first dance and father/daughter dance, cake cutting, etc. I wouldn't of gone any other way.
We loved our experience with Emily & the Diamond Empire Band. We planned our Utah wedding from NYC and didn’t have the chance to hear them live (our photographer had recommended them after hearing them at a wedding she photographed). We were blown away when they started singing at our wedding (they sound great on their website… but they sound even more amazing live!) and we received rave reviews from our guests. Emily’s has a stunning voice (in fact, one of our musically gifted guests said “I’m in love with her voice” which is saying something considering he was a musical theater major in NYC…) and the band did a great job of reading the room and keeping the energy up since we wanted people dancing! We had asked them to learn a few songs for us – which they did incredibly well. In particular, we asked them to learn a traditional Jewish dance song hava nagila (which is sung in Hebrew…) and they nailed it. It was honestly the best hora we’ve ever seen which is saying something considering it was a song they’d never played before. Overall, they did a fantastic job and we would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone! We had reached out to a quite few other bands in the planning process and can say with 99% certainty you will not find a more reasonably priced band with their level of quality, professionalism and talent.
The band was great to work with from beginning to end. They were very organized and communication was great. They were a lot of fun and very engaging on the day of our party. Everyone had a blast!
We picked Diamond Empire Band because we knew they were versatile enough to play all types of music, and professional enough to handle everything so we didn't have to stress. We definitely picked the right band :) Emily is super talented and her communication was very responsive and helpful. I was a huge fan of the planning page and all of the communication that went out during the planning process!
Concerning flexibility- Emily was able to extend their band sets to work for us, which really meant a lot since our timeline was shorter than normal. They also learned a couple of our favorite songs for us and were able to accommodate all of our requests. On our big day, things were so crazy that we didn't really even get to spend a lot of time with the band, but they were totally able to function without needing any supervision or direction.
DEB really is top notch and I would recommend them to anyone!! They made our day so special and we can't thank them enough.
Our guests danced the night away-
I would recommend the Diamond Empire Band again and again...a million times over. I could not have been more pleased to work with them. I researched a hundred bands before landing on the Diamond Empire Band, and what really sold me was the fact their pricing is beyond reasonable and they would post when they were playing shows near you so you could check them out. The first time I ever heard the Diamond Empire Band, I knew I had to book them immediately. They are more than just a typical cover band. They are beyond talented, with their own sound and energy. They are true artists!!! Throughout the whole planning process, they were always so quick to respond to my emails or set up calls with me when I had questions. They were always honest and would provide insights based off their expertise rather than just trying to tell me what I wanted to hear. I truly appreciated it, and it was one of the reasons my wedding day was perfect. I had a solo guitarist for the ceremony and then a 5 piece band including 2 vocalists for the reception. Every single one of my guests said that the music was what made the night. There was a perfect mix of old and new, appealing to all the ages of my friends and family, literally keeping everyone on their feet all night. I cannot thank the Diamond Empire Band enough. If you are looking for a band...don't look any further. The Diamond Empire Band is who you need to book without a doubt!
Did a great job for the ceremony, cocktail hour and dinner reception. People of every age bracket commented on how good they were. I am a musician myself and couldn't have been more pleased.
Kellie and the Diamond Empire Band in KC were amazing! Kellie was easy to communicate with from the very start, and we were able to meet her and listen to music from a variety of the KC area musicians during the band's showcase. The band took into consideration the music styles we like and came up with a great set list. They were able to read the room really well - softer jazz music during dinner, upbeat afterwards. We had a small wedding and were a little worried no one would be dancing, but our dance floor was full all night long - it's hard not to get up with such great music :) The band was also willing to learn several songs they didn't already know for the mother-son dance, etc. One of my favorite parts was when Kellie came up during the reception and told me they'd learned my favorite song and she loved it and wanted to be sure I was on the floor when they played it. They are incredibly talented - you really can't go wrong with this group of musicians!
Diamond Empire Band was absolutely awesome. Leading up to our wedding, they were helpful and flexible during some last minute changes that we had for the day/ceremony location. They did a great job with the ceremony music, and were incredible during our reception. The dance floor was packed for the entire night, and we received countless compliments on the band. I couldn't be happier with our decision to have Diamond Empire Band play our wedding.
Hats off to Kelley and the Diamond Empire Band in Kansas City, MO for their performance at our ceremony and reception. We have had multiple comments that the music was absolutely perfect from the time the guests walked in the door throughout the entire evening. The trio was flawless and made our ceremony extra special. And how about the band during the reception? Oh my goodness, These guys know how to keep the party hopping. It was so much fun and we have no doubt the band made the reception. Diamond Empire was phenomenal and we appreciate everything they did to make our day even more special. Kelley was wonderful to work with throughout the entire planning process and leading up to the big day. Thank you for everything!
Stop looking for another band. Diamond Empire is it! Emily, the lead singer/point of contact, is absolutely incredible. She was responsive, proactive, and completely on top of every last detail. The full band is worth every penny and made our wedding so fun and unforgettable. If I ever have an event that warrants this type of entertainment again, I will book in an instant. They can play everything and really know how to read the crowd. Book them they are amazing and you will be happy you did!!
Seriously, I could not have been better! They are amazing! We hired the Diamond Empire Band for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and the reception. All of it was AMAZING! For the ceremony we hired a string trio and a pianist. I chose some kind of atypical indie songs (like Jonsi, etc.) for our processional that didn't have sheet music. I was prepared to hear that they wouldn't be able to play the songs because sheet music didn't exist but the band arranged the music themselves! It was so beautiful! I couldn't have asked for more! For our cocktail hour the Jazz trio was outstanding and definitely made our cocktail hour feel really fun and special. And lastly, for the reception, they were wonderful! From the first song when the dancing started to the very end, the dance floor was packed! The band assured me beforehand that it was their job to keep the dance floor full and that they would make it happen! Everyone loved them. Even now, weeks after the wedding, people still tell me how great our band was. "The best wedding band they've ever heard!" Definitely hire them! You get way more than your money's worth with Diamond Empire. They are fantastic!
Band got everyone dancing. Great variety on music!!!
I booked this band for our wedding reception and I couldn't have been any happier with them. Not only were they amazing the night of the wedding, but they were extremely helpful in the planning process. Everything you need is on their band planning webpage which makes it really easy to plan and helps so you don't miss anything! They made the process fun, laid back, and stress free. We told them we wanted our reception to be a big fun party, and that's exactly what is was! Everyone had a blast, and told me numerous times how much they loved the band. They also played all of the types of music I hoped for and asked for on the planning page. It was so much fun! Not to mention the quality of their music is amazing- they were unique and very talented! Although the price seems expensive at first, it is actually pretty reasonable when comparing to other bands at their level. It was worth every penny! Love this band so much and can't thank them enough for making our wedding such a blast! I'll never forget it! Also, they traveled to Ruidoso NM for our wedding which was helpful and price was very reasonable for travel!
It took a matter of minutes for us to know that we wanted to hire the Diamond Empire Band. Their energy, enthusiasm and overwhelming talent radiates through each and every band member. From start to finish Curtis was there to answer questions and make the process as simple as possible. I had a surprise song that I was going to sing during the reception, and Curtis not only was more than willing and eager to help me pull off my surprise, but helped make it a perfect moment that we will remember for a lifetime. Friends and family are still talking about how incredible the band was a month after the wedding! The entire room was dancing the moment the tempo picked up. This band knows how to turn a great event into an epic one. The only mistake you can make is by choosing “NOT” to hire them. We truly believe that they were what made our event so incredible. We will use them for every future event, without a doubt!
They covered the music for our ceremony, cocktail hour and a few hours of a reception with a 7 piece band and they totally blew us away and were worth every penny!
What to Expect
The Diamond Empire Band are trained proffessional musicians with a wealth of knowledge and experience under their belts. They offer a fully customizable performance in all aspects, from band size, to performance length, to music style and more. We are capable of performing smooth jazz one night, then 80s glam rock the next, to a Great Gatsby style 1920's Big-Band the next!
Please speak to us about your specific requirements.
The Diamond Empire Band is the function band that is not a "Function Band".
With regular showcase performances and a free demo CD you can see and hear them live before booking them, and pick and choose the size and configuration of your dream band. These full-time professional young musicians focus squarely on getting your night up and jumping, but without the cheese. Best of all, they are self-managed, so they are much less expensive than other bands in this quality bracket – you are not paying any agents of middle-men! Pricing from $1980 - $5200, depending on band size.
They play all your favourite songs! The Diamond Empire Band can play all the classics and 70s, 80s, 90s etc, and all the latest stuff too – from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Black Keys and Beyonce – and everything in between. Although this band was built from the ground up to fill the dance floor, they are all trained jazz musicians, who are just as happy to play cocktail music, acoustic covers, and all of those tunes that work best at the beginning of the night, before the party has really fired up! But when it is time to fill the dancefloor, this is when the band really excels! They pride themselves on knowing exactly the right songs to play at just the right time to pack your dancefloor. See their website for a full list of tunes that they can play, plus live recordings etc...
The best musicians in town! Choose between 3 – 14 of the best full-time musicians that the USA has to offer. At their regular showcase viewing nights you can check out the band in action, and see for yourself why this young band already has an enviable reputation in the industry. They are truly different to any other band in town. Come and see them live to experience the "look and feel" that sets them apart from the pack.
They've played for the best! Many of America's major companies and institutions rely on the Diamond Empire to fill their dance floors! Regular clients include: Mercedes-Benz, Hilton Hotels, Caesar's Casino, US Air Force, NYU, L'Oreal, ABC Television, NBC, and many many more. The Diamond Empire are experienced, and well… they just know how to rock a party!!
See website for more details.
Additional Booking Notes
Speak to us about any lighting, staging or sound questions you might have. We are professionals who have a great deal of experience in all these areas so we will be able to help.
We know many, many more songs however this is a broad example of our most common requests:
EXAMPLE Contemporary-ish Songs , (Good for a younger crowd)
Dynamite , Taio Cruz
Suit & Tie , Justin Timberlake
Locked Out Of Heaven , Bruno Mars
Lonely Boy , Black Keys
Don't Stop Believing , Journey/Glee
Get Lucky , Daft Punk
Only Girl in the World , Rihanna
F@*K You , Cee Lo Green
Cosmic Girl , Jamiroquai
Marry Me , Bruno Mars
Rock DJ , Robbie Williams
My Happiness , Powderfinger
Chasing Cars , Snow Patrol
If I Ain't Got You , Alicia Keys
Taylor , Jack Johnson
Are You Gonna be My Girl , Jet
Aeroplane , Chilli Peppers
Tonights Gonna Be A Good Night , Black Eyed Peas
Take Your Mama , Scissor Sisters
Steal My Kisses , Ben Harper
Black and Gold , Sam Sparro
EXAMPLE SWING SONGS , (Good for early in the night)
I've Got You (Under My Skin) , Frank Sinatra
Moondance - Van Morrison , Michael Buble
Come Fly With Me , Frank Sinatra
Zoot Suit Riot , Cherry Poppin' Daddies
Cheek to Cheek , Fred Astaire
In the Mood , Glen Miller Band
L-O-V-E , Nat King-Cole
New York New York , Frank Sinatra
EXAMPLE Classic Old-school Dance Floor , (Good for a broad age range crowd)
All Night Long , Lionel Richie
Long Train Running , Doobee Brothers
Stayin' Alive , Bee Gees
Superstition , Stevie Wonder
I feel Good , James Brown
Wake Me Up Before You Go Go , Wham!
Valerie , Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson
1999 , Prince
ABC , The Jackson 5
Love Shack , The B-52's
Jump , Van Halen
EXAMPLE Soul/Mo-town/Funk Songs , (For a funkier vibe)
Whats Goin' On , Marvin Gaye
R-E-S-P-E-C-T , Aretha Franklin
At Last , Etta James
My Girl , Temptations
Shake Your Tailfeather , Ray Charles
Heard It Through The Grapevine , Marvin Gaye
I Want You Back , Jackson 5
Signed Sealed Delivered , Stevie Wonder
Mustang Sally , Commitments
Son Of A Preacher Man , Aretha Franklin
Higher Ground , Stevie Wonder
Lets Get It On , Marvin Gaye
Sex Machine , James Brown
EXAMPLE Rock Classics , (Great for dancing)
Jessie's Girl , Rick Springfield
Place Your Hands , Reef
My Sharona , The Knack
Johnny B. Goode , Chuck Berry
Sweet Home Alabama , Lynard Skynard
Hotel California , The Eagles
Twist n' Shout , The Eagles
Can't Buy Me Love , The Beatles
Cherry Cherry , Neil Diamond
American Pie , Don MacClain
Play That Funk Music , Wild Cherry
What I Like About You , The Romantics
Land Downunder , Men at Work
AND TOO MANY MORE TO LIST....
Generally just Electricity, but speak to us with your specific needs