First Impression Band

Genre: 60’s Bands, 70’s Bands, 80’s Bands, 90’s Bands, Cover Bands, Dance Bands, Funk Bands, Jazz Bands, Oldies Bands, Variety Bands, Wedding Bands
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Price Range: $3500-$5000

About The Band

With twenty years experience providing music for weddings and corporate events in Indiana and throughout the Midwest, the First Impression Band has become one of Indiana's most sought after wedding bands, Indianapolis dance bands and party bands.

Music may be the most important ingredient of your special day, setting just the right tone as your guests arrive, and inspiring them to stay and celebrate until the very end.

Their blend of quiet sophistication-popular jazz and pop standards played at conversation level during cocktails and dinner-and our smart, energetic combination of new and old dance favorites, will ensure the music perfectly fits the mood. We are able to expand the band, adding additional horns, guitar and/or vocalists.

The First Impression Band is a band of top-flight professional musicians from Indiana who quite simply live and breathe music. Skill, passion, and love of "live" performance bring integrity and sizzle to the wide variety of music First Impression performs. It's true that, while most bands' best moments remain on a demo CD, ours happen night after night, right before your very eyes, on the bandstand. We keep the energy and the fun at peak level, so that your guests simply can't stop dancing (and can't stop raving for weeks afterward). Our core band includes male and female lead vocals, sax and flute, bass guitar, drums and keyboards. Although this combination is complete and full-sounding, we also offer the option of adding extra horn players and/or vocalists, for even more energy and fun.

First Impression Band specializes in playing special, memorable private events. We excel at providing music for wedding receptions, corporate events, country club functions and party bands and dance bands for any special event in Indiana.

The First Impression Band from Indianapolis, IN is more than a great live cover dance band. We also assist with planning and executing your event. We not only supply great music, from cocktail piano to the final energetic dance song of the evening, but we consult with you beforehand, giving you the benefit of our experience in planning important details of your reception. Then, the evening of, we act as Master of Ceremonies, facilitating your event with Sophistication and Fun!

With First Impression Band, you get it all:

Great listening and dancing music!
Experience to help guide you through the event planning process!
And someone to act as Master of Ceremonies at your reception!

The Wendy Reed Band: Six-piece Indianapolis dance band for weddings and corporate events.

The First Impression Orchestra: a 10- to 15-piece ensemble built around the First Impression core, includes full horn section and additional vocalists. Perfect for that swanky soiree requiring a bit more glitz and "wow" factor.

The Islanders: Experience the sounds of Jamaica at your next pool party or Luau. Our infectious calypso and reggae music will keep fingers snappin' and feet tappin'.

Braziliana: This tribute to the rhythms of Latin America will entrance your guests with the bossa-nova beat of The Girl From Ipanema and One Note Samba.

Why not a night of authentic Big Band music, celebrating the pre-W.W.II years with the sounds of Glen Miller, Artie Shaw, or the Dorsey brothers? First Impression can expand up to fifteen pieces to fill your ballroom-and dancefloor-with bright brass and woodwinds.

Martini night with the Rat Pack, a swanky little combo replicating the sounds of Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, is always a blast! Think booze on the rocks and cigar smoke!

Our tee-shirt and jean-clad tribute to the Fifties & Sixties. We perform classic songs from Elvis to the Beatles, with a touch of Motown thrown into the mix!

Wedding ceremony music is a special category of performance, and First Impression can provide the area's finest pianists, organists, vocalists, guitarists, harpists, wedding trumpeters, brass quartets and string ensembles to meet your personal needs.

First Impression Band in Indianapolis can also provide solo pianists; instrumental duos, trios and quartets to Big Bands, for any sized reception.

For booking information on the First Impression Band or to book or hire this band for your wedding reception, college event, corporate function or concert, click on the Request Booking Information tab below.

Available For:

Corporate Events ,Private Parties ,Rehearsal Dinner Bands ,Wedding Bands ,Wedding Ceremony


Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Boogie Oogie Oogie - Starr
Brickhouse - Commodores
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
Car Wash - Rolls Royce
Celebration - Kool & the Gang
Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin
Cherry Bomb - John Mellencamp
Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
Dancing Queen - Abba
Disco Inferno - The Trammps
Don't Leave Me This Way - Thelma Houston
Don't Stop Believin - Journey
Everything - Michael Buble
Fire - Ohio Players
Forever Young - Rod Stewart
Get Down Tonight - K.C. & the Sunshine Band
Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Hit Me with Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar
Holiday - Madonna
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
Is This Love - Bob Marley
It's Your Love - Tim McGraw
It's Your Thing - Isley Bros
Jammin - Bob Marley
Jump, Jive and Wail - Brian Setzer
Lady Marmalade - Patty LaBelle
Last Dance - Donna Summer
Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Love Shack - B 52s
Love Train - O'Jays
Margaritaville - Buffet
Miss You - Stones
Oh What a Night - Frankie Valli
Old Time Rock and Roll - Bob Seger
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
R.O.C.K. in the USA - John Mellencamp
Respect - Aretha Franklin
September - "Earth, Wind and Fire"
Shake Your Body - Jackson Five
She's a Bad Mama Jama - Carl Carlton
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
That's The Way I Like It - K.C. & the Sunshine Band
Waiting on the World to Change - John Mayer
Walking on Sunshine - Katrina & the Waves
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
Wild Night - John Mellencamp
Will It Go Round In Circles - Billy Preston

FROM THE 30'S & 40'S
Almost Like Being in Love - Loerner and Lowe
Begin the Beguine - Cole Porter
Blues in the Night - Harold Arlen
Can't Take That Away From Me - George Gershwin
Chicago - Judy Garland
Come Rain or Come Shine - Harold Arlen
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
Georgia - Hoagy Carmichael
God Bless The Child - Billie Holiday
How Long Has This Been Going On - Judy Garland
I've Got A Crush On You - George Gershwin
I've Got The World On A String - Tony Bennett
In A Mellow Tone - Duke Ellington
In The Mood - Big Band Standards
It Had To Be You - Frank Sinatra
Jersey Bounce - Benny Goodman
Kiss To Build A Dream On - Louie Armstrong
Moonglow - Artie Shaw
Moonlight Serenade - Big Band Standards
New York, New York - Frank Sinatra
Night and Day - Cole Porter
Our Love Is Here To Stay - George Gershwin
Satin Doll - Duke Ellington
Skylark - Hoagy Carmichael
Skyliner - Benny Goodman
Someone To Watch Over Me - George Gershwin
Star Dust - Hoagy Carmichael
Stars Fell On Alabama - Billie Holiday
Stompin' At the Savoy - Artie Shaw
String of Pearls - Big Band Standards
Take The "A" Train - Duke Ellington
The Best Is Yet To Come - Tony Bennett
The Nearness of You - Hoagy Carmichael
The Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra

FROM THE 50'S & 60'S
Ain't Too Proud To Beg - Temptations
All Shook Up - Elvis Presley
At Last - Etta James
Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley
Build Me Up Buttercup - Foundations
Burning Love - Elvis Presley
Can't Help Falling in Love With You - Elvis Presley
Can't Help Myself - Motown Standards
Gimme Some Lovin' - Rolling Stones
Good Love - Wilson Pickett
I Feel Good - James Brown
I'm a Believer - The Monkees ("Shrek")
Knock on Wood - Eddie Floyd
Let's Twist Again - Chubby Checker
Locomotion - L'il Eva
Lucille - Little Richard
Misty - Nat "King" Cole
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
My Girl/ / My Guy - Motown Standards
Natural Woman - Carole King
Save the Last Dance for Me - The Drifters/Michael Buble
Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Shake, Rattle and Roll - Jerry Lee Lewis
She Loves You - The Beatles
Shout - Otis Day
Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Sloopy - The McCoys
Soul Man - Sam & Dave
The Twist - Chubby Checker
Try A Little Tenderness - Otis Redding
Twist and Shout - The Beatles
Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers
Unforgettable - Nat "King" Cole
When A Man Loves A Woman - Janis Joplin
Wild Thing - The Troggs
Wooly Bully - Sam the Sham

Girl From Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobim
One Note Samba - Antonio Carlos Jobim
Never on a Sunday - Cha Cha
Tea For Two - Cha Cha
Artsi Alinu - Hora
Hava Nagila - Hora
Mayim, Mayim - Hora
Miserlou - Hora
Danny Boy - Irish Folk
My Wild Irish Rose - Irish Folk
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling - Irish Folk
Guantanamera - Latin
Oyo Como Va - Latin
Day O - Limbo
The Limbo - Limbo
Yellow Bird - Limbo
Pennsylvania Polka - Polka
Beer Barrel Polka - Polka
Chicken Dance - Polka