Makes U Wanna is a 6 piece, high-energy band playing hits from the 60s-90's that will make you wanna dance and sing along. We are seasoned musicians who love playing together and we share our positive, inviting vibes with our audiences. We play hits from B-52s, Prince, Talking Heads, The Commitments, Stevie Wonder, among others. We'd love to play for your event or party!
After seeing their show at Dirigible Brewing, we booked Makes U Wanna for our “summer backyard party”. Michael came to our house to scope out outdoor setup and create a foul-weather plan. When the weather forecast surprised us (it was late July!) by turning fierce just hours before the party, the band collaborated with us to find a way to take the party and the music indoors. While it rained outside, Makes U Wanna rocked the house and the crowd of 70 crammed into it! Every band member was positive, friendly, adaptable, and fully enrolled in making the party memorable. Their tune selection was fantastic, execution stellar, and, yes, they made us wanna dance, and dance we did. Every post-party thank you note from a guest mentioned the band with high praise. Thanks, Makes U Wanna – we highly recommend!
Lee Slade & Lisa Oldham, Boxborough
I hosted Makes U Wanna for our town’s annual Porchfest and they were amazing! So friendly and easygoing and the music is so much fun! They played two sets and easily had the biggest crowd out of all of the bands. Their fun music and great energy quite literally had people dancing in the streets. I can’t say enough good things about this awesome band! Highly recommend!
Makes U Wanna gets everyone out on the dance floor! If you want to get people moving and grooving at your next event this is the band for you. They are talented musicians that blend perfectly together, are extremely professional in their presentation and are super fun. They made my birthday party of 80 guests get on their feet or sing along from their seat. My family and friends were wowed by how much they enjoyed the band, everyone is calling to let me know that Makes U Wanna was the highlight of a great event. They receive my highest recommendation for a stellar dance party band. You will not find a better band to get the party started with a repertoire that goes all night.
Dance floor was filled all night with people loving the chance to dance.
Makes You Wanna performed for me at an outdoor party. They performed from an outdoor amphitheater. Everyone had a great time watching the band perform. Some folks danced, but most simply watched the band because they were so good it was more like a concert. The set was also fun with lots of lights, and a tight series of songs. The music was uniformly fantastic with loads of energy and soul. At the end, a few guests joined the band and sang with them, which was fun. I received many rave reviews from guests in the weeks following the party, and plan to book them again for another party.
Makes U Wanna made the night for my sister’s milestone birthday party! They were so talented, fun and very professional! They have what it takes to make an occasion memorable and they even take the time to look the part with cool outfits! What can I say - they are rockstars! Highly recommend!
Makes U Wanna played for Porchfest in West Concord and drew the largest crowd we saw that day. They have such a great happy energy! They clearly love playing together and the group is really tight. As promised, their music really makes you want to dance, and there were numbers of people twirling and weaving through the group. We love this band!
Response from Makes U Wanna:
Thanks so much, Kimberly! The picture you paint is exactly what we saw from the stage, and we so enjoyed the response from the audience. We can't wait for next year's Porchfest to do it again.
We had so much fun with this band at a party.
Fun dancy songs that you know and sing along too!
Makes U Wanna played a lively and fun set during our recent West Concord porchfest. Soon, neighbors and the strolling crowd of old and young, adults and children began to dance. It made up for a lively and lovely scene. With rhythms and catchy tunes, they brought the party on!
They were the opening band to perform at our annual Oktoberfest event. Extremely helpful with setting up, Their music was a perfect way to start our event. We were impressed with the quality of the music. Loads of fun to listen to. Planning and communication were smooth, and they showed up on time!!
Makes U Wanna played for an outdoor celebration event we had at our condominium complex this Summer. They played so many fun songs, and people were singing along and dancing. The band members are obviously having a blast playing together and their energy makes you want to have fun with them. They set up and cleared out all their own sound equipment and left the place clean and clear, no damage. Great music, fun people, easy to work with… I would highly recommend them.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 210 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
Website: Visit website
What to Expect
Makes U Wanna is a 6-piece band, with 2 lead singers, guitar, bass, keyboards and electronic drums.
Our playlist is carefully curated to delight and move audiences who enjoy pop and funk/R&B hits from the 60's through the 90's.
We usually provide a sound system suitable for small to medium sized rooms, and can also expand the system as needed for your venue.
We provide stage lighting and fun LED lighting for the dance floor to bring a nightclub-like feeling to the room.
Makes U Wanna band members are seasoned performers who love playing together and inviting their audiences to have a great time. Among the accomplishments of our members: sought after vocal instruction, write and perform on a multi-thousand selling CD of original music for kids, playing in a touring band that traveled the US, multi-instrumentalist leading original bands for over 10 years, playwright of a musical performed in community theatre. The band makes the most of their talents and grouping, specializing in songs that feature 2 strong female singers, multi-instrumental arrangements, as well as funky and syncopated beats.
Here is a partial list of songs that we often play at our gigs:
Play That Funky Music
Life During Wartime
I'm a Believer
And She Was
Take Me to the River
I Want You Back
Pump It Up
Hard to Handle