British Columbia offers some of the best dance bands on the west-coast. Below are VanHattan's top picks for Vancouver bands in terms of professionalism, talent, presentation, consistency and song selection. Click the links to view each acts promotional photo, biography and video presentation.
Known as “Vancouver’s House-Band”, Dr.Strangelove is a highly entertaining, extremely versatile, high-energy dance band with 5 talented lead vocalists who can cover everything from Frank Sinatra to Lady Gaga to ACDC. One of the few bands in the city who can confidently take requests all night long while keeping the dance floor packed, people engaged...and all with a sense of humour!
the COLLECTIVE is comprised of some of Canada and the UK's finest musicians and performers. Blessed with immense musical talent, this 10-piece ensemble's stage energy and crowd interaction is their specialty. The band specializes in Top 40 Dance Hits, Urban R&B, Electronic Dance Music (EDM), 90's Hip Hop and Neo-Soul ranging from Bruno Mars to The ChainSmokers to Mary J Blige and Justin Timberlake.
Undeniably one of Vancouver’s best-drawing party bands, The Tainted Lovers are veteran musicians who have been entertaining wildly enthusiastic audiences in Canada and the US with their brand of musical madness since 1996.
The Rain City 6 is one of Vancouver’s best live cover bands made up of some of the most talented, passionate, and seasoned musicians in the city. Whether it be Pop, Motown, R & B, Soul, Disco, Reggae or Rock, The Rain City 6 has the ability to encapsulate the groove and style of whatever genre they play.
The musicians in this event band are among the elite in the industry and their goal is to create something new yet completely familiar to the people. Outstandingly versatile, quickly adaptable, and attune to the emotion of the crowd, Trilojay
is always ready to fill the dance floor and keep it crowded till the last downbeat.
The Jared Suitor Band
THE JARED SUITOR BAND
Love Talent? Powerhouse vocals? Unbelievable guitar chops? Well then, Vancouver’s own 'Hot Donna' on lead vocals and the 'Uber-talented Jared' on guitar are your Dream Team! Backed-up by some of the city's best musicians, this ultra fun party band, SISTER SISTER is ready to rock with you!
THE SWING SOUL BAND
The Swing Soul Band consists of a group of extremely talented and experienced professionals. They love playing together and creating unforgettable experiences for their clients!
Read below to learn more about the 5 founding members and their diverse and impressive backgrounds! This band can be reduced to a Trio and enlarged to a 10 piece Dance Band!
Band Leader and vocalist, Mike Henry covers an impressive range of genres flawlessly with style and charisma. His attention to detail and amazing vocal melodies bring audiences to their feet at every performance. The band has evolved over the years now including more variety with top 40, dance and danceable rock. Keep your ears tuned as FUNKDALICIOUS will be coming to a music venue near you spreading funky vibes.
The BANG! setlist has been designed to be free of tired bar songs and is loaded with great club songs that make the room want to dance! That's why BANG! is such a buzz band in Vancouver. They don't wear matching ties... but they are hip, can rock and and decidedly not just another cliche corporate band.
Krystle Dos Santos is a musician first and foremost. With a smoky voice that can fluctuate to fit any style and a live show that demands the audience stand-up and take notice, Dos Santos is ready for the masses to feel her music.
THE PHONIX BAND
The Phonix is a 9-piece Canadian funk, soul and R&B party band from Vancouver BC. Since forming in June 2009, the Phonix has performed at nearly 400 weddings, events and festivals. They are a staple in the diets of thousands of funk-loving Vancouverites as they diligently fulfill their role as house band at the Arts Club's Backstage Lounge. If it’s funky and will make you dance, the Phonix want to play it! All 9 of them share a love for the likes of James Brown, Stevie Wonder & Michael Jackson.
Electric Ballroom brings ton of musicality, energy and fun to the stage with their eclectic mix of classic tracks to many big hits on today's airwaves. From Stevie Wonder, to Lady Gaga, Avicci, Earth Wind and Fire, Michael Jackson and everything in between, they're sure to keep the party going!
THE RHYTHM METHOD
The Rhythm Method is an RnB, Funk, Pop and Rock band that is hot new commodity to the Vancouver entertainment scene! So get your groove on with this talented, fun and highly energetic band that will get your party rocking!
OK! FUN! Covers all of your fave TOP 40 hits and more. They are cool, and their music is too.
Performing today's popular and current hits sprinkled on top of some of yesterday’s favourites.
Are you ready to dance?
The District is Vancouver’s newest Dance band, playing all the hits new & old. Made up of some of Vancouver’s finest musicians & vocalists. The District will keep the dance floor jumping all night long!
The Suits plays pop, R&B, soul, funk, motown, reggae and just about any kind of music that gets people moving on the dance floor. With their soaring vocals, highly danceable grooves and tasteful solos, people are bound to be moved by The Suits’ music. Their talent and enthusiasm will be a fantastic addition to your event's entertainment value, making it a total hit!
ALL THE KINGS MEN
All The Kings Men perfrom as a trio or can add the amazing Chiko Misomali on percusion to make it a 4-piece unit. With excellent musicianship, great vocals and a strong on-stage charisma, they immediately win over any audience.Performing an incredibly diverse range of songs, the set list includes The Beatles, John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, The Who, U2, Proclaimers, Peter Gabriel and many more. Literally every song flows into the next and the sets are very well received.
Playing high energy classics from
Stevie Wonder to modern day anthems from the likes of Daft Punk, Bruno Mars and more. Cities is sure to turn any event into a dance party.
THE KELLY BROCK BAND
Three-Generation Vancouverite, Vocalist and Entertainer, Kelly Brock has been a mainstay on the BC music scene for over two decades, performing at many nightclubs, casinos, corporate parties, charity functions and sports-related events.
LUV SHAK have a reputation for being one of Vancouver’s most respected and in demand corporate party bands. They have a powerful, live presence and combine four of Vancouver’s most exciting performers. Their diverse repertoire, coupled with a fresh and energetic line up, makes them a priority for many events looking for entertainment that stands out from the crowd.
Quickly becoming one of Vancouver's most prolific booked music acts for corporate and private events. Consisting of Scott Askew (Canadian Idol) and Clint van Blanken (Vancouver's Roxy house band), the pair casually played 2018 as an acoustic duo. Wanting to capitalize on momentum gained and, with a desire to record original music, the duo aligned with additional musicians and rebranded themselves, paying homage to the beautiful world class city they hail from and, The Couve was born!
LA ALLSTARS is available in any configuration, from duos to trio’s, 4 piece, 5 piece, 6 piece, 7 piece all the way up to a 15+ piece band. We cover many styles, ranging from Current Hits to Classic Rock, R&B and Motown to Disco, Standard Jazz to Swing. Our vast song list will have you on your feet, singing along to your favorite tunes no matter the genre.