Craig Duncan Band

Genre: 80’s Bands, Big Bands, Cover Bands, Disco Bands, Jazz Bands, Oldies Bands, Show Bands, Variety Bands, Wedding Bands
Location: Nashville, Tn

About The Band

Craig Duncan Band, Craig Duncan Orchestra or Craig Duncan, no matter which name you know them by, Craig Duncan Band is a variety show band and Nashville entertainers featuring the classic sounds of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Harry Connick and Michael Buble as well as favorite Motown, oldies, rock and dance favorites from the 70's, 80's and 90's to the present with class and style.

Craig Duncan Band has performed at numerous balls including The Kentucky Colonels Derby Ball, The Nashville Symphony Ball, The Swan Ball, The Hunt Ball, The Huntsville Symphony Debutante Ball and The Austin Peay University Patrons Ball. Craig Duncan Band has also played many well-known performances on The General Jackson Showboat, in addition to performing for numerous weddings receptions, national conventions, private parties and corporate events. This party band would be perfect for your next private eventThe b if in the need for some live, dance band music! 

Craig Duncan, a member of Who's Who in Music and Musicians and the North American Fiddler's Hall of Fame has been the featured instrumentalist on over sixty record albums, with sales in excess of five million. Craig Duncan's music has been heard on TV shows Malcolm in the Middle and The Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as on programs on A&E, Biography, BET, PBS, History and other cable channels. Craig Duncan is also recognized internationally for his many books and arrangements published by Mel Bay Publications. Craig Duncan has recorded for Randy Travis, Billy Dean, Kathy Mattea and Roy Clark and has worked live shows with many artists.

Craig Duncan Band can work with any type of budget for any type of event from weddings, private parties to corporate events. If you are looking for a great versatile band, Craig Duncan Band and Orchestra is the live band for you!

For booking information on the Craig Duncan Band or to book or hire this band for your wedding reception, college event, corporate function or concert, click on the "Book Artist Today" Information tab below.

Band Reviews:


I want to belatedly but personally thank Craig for an outstanding evening. I would also like very much to serve as a reference for him and his band. I have heard so many compliments on our evening and the band. Not only were they a lot of fun and great musicians, but they were very accommodating to several requests we had regarding their placement through the evening, as we actually had all or subsets of the band playing in three different rooms.

I could not give a higher recommendation that the one I can give Craig and his team. Absolutely first class and first rate in every way.

Hugh Boston

Hi Craig,
I just wanted to send you some images from a few weddings I photographed in which your band performed! Your band is quite incredible at creating the perfect party atmosphere! I absolutely love your band's presence at wedding receptions and look forward to working with you again soon!

Kristyn Hogan, photographer nashville | worldwide


You and your band were absolutely amazing and your play list was spectacular. Your band is definitely the best band in Nashville and will always be my choice. Everyone is still talking about how great the music was.

Thank you for making the evening even more special by performing the two songs for Betty and Mary. The Craig Duncan band was the hit of the evening!

Please don't hesitate to let me know if we owe you any additional compensation. You're the best,
Marty Dickens

Dear Craig:
I am sorry that I did not get a chance to introduce myself to you last night at the Symphony Ball. I had so many people demanding my attention and asking questions. I did want you to know that I had so many wonderful comments about your music last night.
Anyway-we stayed to the very end and I loved seeing everyone dancing and having so much fun. I was so surprised when the young people went up the steps of the stage to dance. Even my own 26 year old son enjoyed dancing with his mom.
So Craig thank you so much for playing for us again at the Huntsville Symphony Ball. You all were WONDERFUL!
Linda Akenhead

Craig! I cannot tell you how perfect your band made our wedding reception. It was better than I had ever imagined. I have since received so many compliments on you all. Keep up the amazing talent!!

Darby and Garrett 

Available For:

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


Craig Duncan Orchestra Playlist

Motown - Party Songs

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Ain’t Too Proud to Beg

Can’t Help Myself (Sugarpie, Honeybunch)

Chain, Chain, Chain

Dancing in the Streets

Heard it Through the Grapevine

How Sweet it is to be Loved By You

I Got You (I Feel Good)

Knock on Wood
Midnight Hour

Mustang Sally

My Guy

Rescue Me



Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Soul Man/Hold On I’m Coming

Stop! In the Name of Love


The Way You Do the Things You Do

You Can’t Hurry Love

Motown Vocals - Slow Songs

Dock of the Bay

Midnight Train to Georgia
My Girl

Natural Woman

Save the Last Dance for Me

These Arms of Mine (Otis Redding)

Under the Boardwalk

When a Man Loves a Woman

Classic Oldies Up-tempo Vocals

Do You Love Me

Don’t Know Much About History

Down on the Corner

Going to New Orleans

Good Lovin’

Great Balls of Fire

Hang On


Jailhouse Rock

Johnny B. Goode

La Bamba

Louie, Louie

Mardi Gras Mambo

Memphis Tennessee

More Today Than Yesterday

Pretty Woman

Proud Mary

Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash)

Rocky Top

Satisfaction (I Can’t Get No)

Start Me Up (Stones)

Sugar Bee

Tell Me What I’d Say (Ray Charles)

This Magic Moment

The Twist

Twist Again, Like Last Summer

Twist and Shout

When I Saw Her Standing There

Classic Oldies Slow Songs

Be My Baby

Blueberry Hill

Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You

Dream, Dream, Dream

Goodnight Sweetheart

Killing Me Softly

Only You
Stand By Me

Unchained Melody

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

Save The Last Dance for Me


You Are So Beautiful

You Belong to Me
You Send Me

You’ve Got a Friend

You’ve Lost that Loving Feeling

Party Songs

Boogie Oogie Oogie

Brick House

Brown Eyed

Can’t Get Enough of Your Love Babe


Crocodile Rock

Dixieland Delight

Don’t Stop Believing


Electric Boogie (Electric Slide)

Freeway of Love

Get Down Tonight

Gimme Some Lovin’

Happy - Pharrell Williams

Hot! Hot! Hot!

I Got a Feeling

Tonight’s Gonna Be a Good Night

I Will Survive

I’m Yours - Jason Mraz

Into the Deep - Adele

Joy to the World

Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars

Let’s Stay Together


Love Train


Mony Mony

Old Time Rock and Roll


Pink Cadillac

Play That Funky Music

Put A Little Love in Your Heart


Sharp Dressed Man

Something to Talk About

Sweet Caroline

Sweet Home Alabama

That’s the Way (I Like it)

Treasure - Bruno Mars

Uptown Funk

Wagonwheel (Rock Me Mama)

Walking on Sunshine

We Are Family


Contemporary Love Songs

Because You Love Me

Come Away With Me (Norah Jones)

I Just Called

I Love You Just the Way You Are

To Make You Feel My Love When You Say Nothing At All Wonderful Tonight
You Are the Best Thing

Favorite First Dance Love Songs

At Last

Can’t Help Falling in Love

It Had to Be You

Have I Told You Lately That I LoveYou


Our Love is Here to Stay

The Way You Look Tonight

What a Wonderful World

When I Fall in Love

When You Say Nothing At All

Classic Standard Love Songs

A Kiss to Build a Dream On

As Time Goes By

The Glory of Love

I Love You for Sentimental Reasons


The Nearness of You

The Very Thought of You

Frank Sinatra/Harry Connick

All of Me

All the Way

Come Fly With Me

Everything (Michael Buble)

Fly Me to the Moon

Fools Rush In

I Can’t Believe That You’re in Love

I Get a Kick Out of You

I Only Have Eyes for You

Mack the Knife

That’s All

They Can’t Take That Away From Me

This Can’t Be Love

We Are In Love

Young at Heart

Additional Big Band Vocals

Accentuate the Positve

Ain’t Misbehavin’

Bad, Bad Leroy Brown

Beyond The Sea

Blue Moon

Blue Skies

Come Rain or Come Shine

Georgia on My Mind

How High the Moon (Hot Latin Feel)

I’m Beginning to See the Light

I’m Gonna Write Myself a Letter

It’s Only a Paper Moon

Jump, Jive and Wail

Kansas City

La Vie En Rose

Let The Good Times Roll (Ray Charles)


Moon Dance


New York, New York

Opus One

Over the Rainbow

Stars Fell on Alabama

Route 66

‘S Wonderful

Sentimental Journey

Tennessee Waltz

Til the End of Time

Tuxedo Junction


When You’re Smiling

Big Band Instrumentals

Chattanooga Choo Choo

Don’t Be That Way

Don’t Get Around Much Anymore

Dream a Little Dream

Georgia on My Mind

Gershwin Medley

I Left My Heart in San Francisco

In the Mood

Lady Be Good

Moonlight Serenade

My Funny Valentine

Night Train

Satin Doll

Sing, Sing, Sing


Stompin’ at the Savoy

String of Pearls

Take the A Train

Tuxedo Junction

Woodchoppers Ball

Instrumental Waltzes

Dark Eyes

Lara’s Theme from Dr. Zhivago

Maria Elena

Moon River


Latin Instrumentals

Blue Bossa

Blue Tango


La Comparsita (Tango)

Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White

Compadre Pedro Juan (Merengue)

Somewhere in Time (Bossa)


50’s, 60’s, and Soul Instrumentals

Girl from Ipanema

Mercy, Mercy Mercy

Sleep Walk

Soul Finger