The Express is the main attraction at many Oktoberfests, German-American and Multi-Cultural club functions throughout Southern California for more than 30 years and are known for their musical diversity. Swing, Cajun, American Country, Classic Rock and Popular Standards are all on the song list. Different dance styles include Swing, Tango, Cha-Cha, Rhumba, Mambo, Lambada, Line dance and much more!
Whether it's an Oktoberfest, Bierfest, Summerfest, a wedding, anniversary, birthday, or an extra special dance party the Express is the ultimate dance band guaranteed to please all ages at your event.
I want to thank, Jurgen, Jimmy, Jens Ove, Eb, and Reinhold for playing their hearts out at our May 12th wedding celebration. You may think this a bit odd starting out a review by thanking each of the band members. But this is no longer just business, but personal. And I, personally, from the bottom of my heart, want to thank each and every one of them for making this day of ours extremely special.
I originally hired the Express Band to set the tone as people entered the party. My family being of Polish descent, I wanted to have some tradition of that and bring back some familiarity of our youth. They definitely did that!
Along the way, they were very professional, courteous and very accommodating . (We held our party in a very small backyard with 80 guests.) I was a bit concerned that we had bitten off a little more than we could chew, when it came to space, but the band made it work. They set up under the radar, configured their equipment to work in the small area we designated for them and when they finished in a stealth like manner, packed up and left.
But here is the thing… as mentioned above…I just thought the band would set a festive tone, play some Polkas, play a few Waltzes, and then I had very little thought about what would happen after that. In actuality, I just thought they would play for two hours, set the tone and then we would put on our iTunes prepared Playlist and truly get everybody dancing. However Jurgen and the boys, had the plan: They took it to another level and provided our guests not only Polka music to dance to, but popular music as well. They outranked our iTunes Playlist by managing to get most, if not all of our guests, to dance at one point or another, and the true party was on. During their last set they brought their instruments into the crowd, played, and provided us with the most memorable, candid moments of the day. (Plus, someone recorded it and I smile every time I watch and re-watch it.)
The day after the party, I had a couple of texts with Jurgen and I thanked him, saying that the Express Band made our party. He responded by saying that my wife and I made the party, and that he and his band members were just along for the ride. “Ok,” I thought. “If he wants to believe that…fine….I won’t argue.” But I will propose this…that if my wife and I were the fuselage on this journey called our wedding day….then the Express Band definitely served as our wings
Price Range: $900.00 and up.
Gig Length: 180 - 300 minutes
Languages: English, German, Spanish
Phone Number: Call
Past Booked Events
|May 12, 2018 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||House Party|
|October 21, 2017 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Corporate Event|
We have our own PA.
We require at least 1 20amp electrical outlet.
Stage area of at least 12'x20'