- Ann Arbor, MI
- Motown Group
- Travels up to 300 miles
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!!!
The band was very professional and did an excellent job! Brendon was easy to work with and was able to accommodate our requests for particular songs from their setlist as well as the music for the ceremony. The band showed up on time (actually plenty early), relieving the bride of one worry :) They dressed as we requested (nice suits) and most importantly sounded excellent. I can not put into words how extremely happy we were with the quality of service, music and professionalism. Thank you!
Response from The 1's & 2's:
Thanks for the kind words Dan!
My company hired the 1’s & 2’s for a client appreciation reception and were very pleased with their performance! We were looking for a mix of jazz and Motown music and the 1’s & 2’s fit the bill perfectly. The band’s Manager, Brendon, was wonderful to work with. He was very professional & friendly, responded promptly to our many inquiries and was accommodating to our specific requests.
At the recommendation of Brendon, we left the song selection up to the band. They did a great job with the selections they chose for our event, it was a good mix of jazz instrumentals and vocals. Their music was great and our clients truly enjoyed their performance. I would certainly recommend the 1’s & 2’s for any upcoming event!
Response from The 1's & 2's:
Thank you Erica! We look forward to playing for you and your guests should you ever need us again the future!
I'm trying to find words to describe the things I felt the moment the band started to play My Girl when I was dancing with my father. And I'm coming up short. It will always be one of my favorite memories from my wedding.
This band is spot on from planning and organization to the quality of every single musician and singer.
The band has an incredible song list and I promise if you trust them to handle the set list completely, the dance floor will be full the entire evening. (Side note, kids LOVED the live music.)
Another huge plus, it was so entertaining for my friends and family that don't dance. They had a full evening of great live music and you just can't get that from a DJ.
I will finish by giving a real bit of advice I wish I had found on all those wedding websites. I had been going back and forth on whether or not we could afford a band and if it would be worth it. I can tell you now, not to question yourself, if a band is what you want, because these guys are above and beyond worth it. I had a lower budget wedding and these guys treated me like a big budget bride from booking to playing.
Thank you again, The 1's & 2's!
The band added so much fun to my daughter's reception. Song choices, singers and musicians were spot on with everything they played. All were very talented and professional. A big thank you to all your group.
We hired the 1's and 2's for our wedding reception this June (6/27/15) and couldn't be any more pleased with their performance. From the start, they were very professional and very quick to answer any questions we had. Brendon is an excellent manager and helped ease the stress that planning a wedding can bring. They were easy to deal with and very accommodating to our requests. At the wedding, they were amazing! They approached us several times through the night to check to see how things were going for us. Their song choices were exactly what we wanted and we have been receiving comments about how awesome the band was. They will keep everyone dancing and having a great time. I would recommend The 1's and 2's to anyone. They professionalism, exciting atmosphere, and talent are unmatched. Thanks so much!! -Maryann
You guys have a very mature sound! My wife and I heard you guys today at Cliffbells 4-28-2015 for the 1st time. We were very impressed! Please keep doing what you do. You're sound was very balanced. I didn't hear any over playing at all. GREAT JOB!
I tried to find you guys on Instagram but had no luck. I then Googled you and it brought me here. My wife and I plan to here you guys again soon. Keep it up and keep having fun
Response from The 1's & 2's:
Thanks for the feedback. We agree that Cliff Bells is a really cool venue and we hope to be back there again soon. Please let us know if there's anything that we can do for you in the future!
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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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
What to Expect
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.
The 1's & 2's are an 8 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 including announcement of the wedding party upon arrival, announcement of key events throughout the night including special dances, bouquet toss, speeches, etc.
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!
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'
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, Marvin Gaye and Tami Terelle
All About That Bass, Megan Trainor
All I Do, Stevie Wonder
As, Stevie Wonder
At Last, Etta James
Billie Jean, Michael Jackson
Blurred Lines, Robin Thicke
Bring It On Home, Sam Cooke
Burning Down The House, Talking Heads
Can’t Hurry Love, The Supremes
Crazy, Gnarls Barkley
Cruisin', Smokey Robinson
Did I Hear You Say You Love Me, Stevie Wonder
Do I Do, Stevie Wonder
Do Like You, Stevie Wonder
Don’t Stop til You Get Enough, Michael Jackson
Feeling Good, Nina Simone
Forget You, Gnarls Barkley
Georgia On My Mind, Ray Charles
Goin’ Down, Albert King
Got To Give It Up, Marvin Gaye
Heard it Through The Grapevine, Marvin Gaye
Heart of Glass, Blondie
Heaven Help Us All, Stevie Wonder
Higher Ground, Stevie Wonder
I Believe In A Thing Called Love, The Darkness
I Don't Wanna Be, Gavin Degraw
I Feel Good, James Brown
I Got A Feelin', Black Eyed Peas
I Want You Back, The Jackson 5
I Was Made To Love Her, Stevie Wonder
I Wish, Stevie Wonder
Isn’t She Lovely, Stevie Wonder
It’s Your Thing, The Isley Brothers
Just My Imagination, The Temptations
Just The Two of Us, Bill Withers
Just The Way You Look Tonight, Frank Sinatra
Keep Me Hangin On, The Supremes
Killin Me Softly/I will survive, Lauryn Hill/ Gloria Gaynor
Let’s Stay Together, Al Green
Locked Out of Heaven, Bruno Mars
Love and Happiness, Al Green
Lovely Day, Bill Withers
Mercy Mercy Me, Marvin Gaye
Moves Like Jagger, Maroon 5
My Cherie Amour, Stevie Wonder
My Eyes Don’t Cry No More, Stevie Wonder
My Girl, The Temptations
No Diggity, Blackstreet
Nothing Can Change This Love, Sam Cooke
Ooh Child, The Five Stair Steps
Ordinary People,John Legend
Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag, James Brown
Raise Your Glass, Pink
Respect, Aretha Franklin
Rocksteady, Aretha Franklin
Second That Emotion, Smokey Robinson
Shout, The Isley Brothers
Signed Sealed Delivered, Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke, Stevie Wonder
Stand By Me, Ben E King
Suit and Tie, Justin Timberlake
Superstition, Stevie Wonder
Tell Mama, Etta James
This is How We Do It, Montel Jordan
Thrift Shop, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Treasure, Bruno Mars
Twist and Shout, The Beatles
Uptight, Stevie Wonder
Uptown Funk, Bruno Mars
Use Me, Bill Withers
Valerie, Amy Winehouse
We Can Work It Out, Stevie Wonder
What’s Goin’ On, Marvin Gaye
You Are The Best Thing, Ray Lamontagne
You Haven’t Done Nothing, Stevie Wonder
|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|
Influences & Inspiration
Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Etta James, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus.
Stage of 18' x 18'