56DAZE is equally at home playing wedding receptions, corporate events, street festivals or other private parties as well as local and regional night spots. We work with you and adjust our song list so we play the music you want to hear. 56DAZE is Ohio’s ultimate party band. We’re not the typical, stuffy “wedding band” which is why we’re the perfect choice for your wedding reception or other private party. We are a versatile, well rehearsed and professional unit that takes your event through decades of danceable favorites. We specialize in maintaining an energy that will keep your guests up and out of their seats the entire night. Our set lists range from FM radio classics and Motown through 80's dance, "retro" and new wave to modern rock, alternative, country, R&B and even a little reggae should the mood strike. We cater to the energy of the room and allow the night to evolve through an interactive performance your guests are guaranteed to remember.
Tony Poling, of 56DAZE, will be happy to EMCEE your entire event. He works directly with you to ensure the correct name pronunciations of all attendees needing an introduction, from wedding parties, board members, and special guests. In addition to handling all of your special announcements, Tony will keep the event's agenda flowing smoothly according to a pre-determined order. There will be a wireless microphone available at all times for toasts, prayers, speeches, and any special announcements.
In addition to providing an unforgettable performance, 56DAZE brings their own professional grade sound system and lighting. We can set up ALMOST anywhere you need us to and can tailor our production for the venue. Please understand, there are 5 of us and our equipment. A 'stage' area of 12' deep and 24' across comes in awfully handy if one can be secured. We're not needy, but we play much better when we don't have to worry about bashing each other with our guitars. We typically show up 2-3 hour before the event to ensure that we are prepared to play in time for your guests’ arrival. It's generally a better policy than rolling our stuff in and tweaking our equipment all through dinner. We are meticulous about our sound, lighting, and stage appearance. Please visit our MEDIA page for sample video clips of our show.
56DAZE will arrive in appropriate dress for your event. Formal wear, "club casual" or jeans and t-shirts if it's particularly laid back. Whatever the situation calls for, we draw the line at grass skirts and coconut bras.
56Daze will provide pre-recorded (CD or MP3) music of your choice during the cocktail hour, dinner hour, and while we are on break. Once dinner is through (or at your signal) 56Daze takes the stage and kicks the party into gear with up to four hours of live music with short breaks in between so both band and audience can recharge their batteries (or dance the electric slide.)
Our fees vary widely based on several factors. The day of the week is important as weekends are going to be more popular than weekdays and therefore, more expensive. The time of the year is just as important. Summer event dates book up quickly and therefore command a higher rate than say, a Tuesday in February. (By the way, we are free EVERY Tuesday in February of 2017, get 'em while they're hot.) Other factors play into event pricing as well. The complexity of the production factors in heavily depending on the amount of lighting and sound equipment we need to use for the event, or if we have to carry everything up 4 flights of stairs (and then back down at the end of the night.) Occasionally, we are asked to play some VERY large events requiring us to rent MORE sound equipment to accommodate the playing area and crowd size. Any rental fees would be factored into the pricing quote. However, 99% of the time, our sound system is more than enough for most of the events we perform at. Distance is a big factor as well. We are based out of the Toledo, Ohio area. Anything beyond a 2-hour drive would likely mean having to get hotel rooms or we would get home about 6am and have to sleep on the couch (so as not to wake the kids or Mother-in-laws!). To get detailed pricing for your event, please call Tony Poling at 419-509-8669, he will gladly EMCEE your phone call.
56DAZE is well travelled and intends to stay that way. We have been known to drive a few hundred miles for a wedding reception or event of some kind. The pitfalls of such an adventure for us has been detailed previously in the last paragraph. Just know, we travel and we are happy to take our show on the road.
We can assure you that if we perform at your private event, we will present ourselves professionally and reflect your requirements and needs. As we play many private events, weddings, charity events, corporate functions and festivals, we are well aware that different atmospheres dictate different manners of dress and appropriate behavior. We present ourselves the way YOU ask of us. We possess the technology to keep the show clean and appropriate for all ages as well.