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Never Underestimate the Power of an Exceptional Band

Congratulations! You’re engaged! Now it’s time to start—or continue—planning your wedding reception! Once you've settled on a date, ceremony location, and banquet facility, it’s time to start thinking about how you will entertain your guests. 

Rare Blend is about Detroit live music and entertainment, customized service, and personal attention to every detail of your wedding. This professional and versatile group of musicians has performed at over 2,000 weddings and special events, bringing elegance and excitement to each reception.  In addition to performing with Rare Blend, individual members of the band have performed with and/or toured with a number of big-name acts, including Detroit’s own Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, Aretha Franklin, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Gladys Knight and the Pips, and Martha Reeves, as well as Grand Funk, The Who, The Moody Blues, Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, Natalie Cole, Manhattan Transfer, and David Sanborn. If you’ve ever attended a live musical show at the Fox Theatre, Fisher Theatre, DTE Energy Music Theatre, Joe Louis Arena, or Cobo Hall, you’ve probably seen or heard one or more of Rare Blend’s musicians performing.

Choosing entertainment really boils down to deciding what you will offer your guests. Rare Blend will bring a touch of class and energy to your wedding and entertain your guests. From Rihanna to Motown to the sounds of Sinatra and Bublé, this live band will keep family and friends—of all ages—dancing into the night. Throughout your reception, Mary Davis, Rare Blend's bandleader, will combine your preferences and requests with her amazing ability to accurately analyze the response of people on the dance floor to ensure that the band plays the right styles and the right tempos at the right time. Providing your guests with live music performed by talented and experienced Metro Detroit area musicians will not only be energizing for those who love to dance but entertaining for those who are unable or prefer not to dance.

Scheduling the events of your reception can sometimes be the most complicated aspect of planning your wedding. After deciding what activities you would like to incorporate, you must figure out how long each aspect will take and then create a timeline. That’s where Mary can step in to help. Mary will freely spend time with you to discuss ideas, answer questions, and help create the perfect timeline for your wedding. She will take detailed notes of your every request and incorporate them into a finely tuned itinerary that she will flawlessly execute on your special day. Getting to know you, your ideas, and your preferences is Mary’s top priority. By choosing Rare Blend, one of Detroit’s best live wedding bands, you will not only be offering your guests the finest in live music and entertainment, you will also be hiring a professional that you can partner with to coordinate the timing of your reception and make sure that everything goes just the way you planned!



Rare Blend is so amazing! They played for my wedding last month and totally rocked! From the minute we walked into the ballroom until the last song, they packed the dance floor. I would recommend them to anyone looking for an epic party!

Oct 18, 2014

Fantastic Band, highly recommended. Loved the way Mary worked with us to achieve the perfect night. She is so easy to work with and it is evident that she love what she does! Loved all the different instrumentals and vocals!!

Jul 05, 2014

My wedding reception was totally perfect, mostly due to Mary Davis & Rare Blend! I’ve heard the band on a number of occasions and they are always the highlight of the night! Everyone is still talking about their exceptional performance at my wedding.

Dec 30, 2014

Rare Blend is the best band ever! They play music that keeps everyone dancing. They stylistically nail everything from current hits to swing. The band's energy and attention to detail are unsurpassed. I highly recommend Rare Blend w/o reservation!

kathryn marie
Dec 30, 2014

We couldn't have picked better entertainment for our wedding! At first we were going to hire a DJ but then my parents attended a wedding where Rare Blend played and couldn't stop talking about them. We were thrilled with RB & highly recommend them!

Oct 17, 2014

I cannot say enough good things about Rare Blend. They made our wedding incredibly exciting. Our guests couldn’t stop talking about how great they were. The band exceeded all of my expectations. I would strong recommend them to anyone.

Apr 19, 2014

I had the pleasure of dancing to the music of the Rare Blend Band at my sister-in-law's wedding last month. Everybody kept saying they would be great. I had no idea a band could be so much fun! It was amazing! I'll never forget that wedding reception!

Oct 10, 2013

I've seen Rare Blend two times now. They were excellent both times--really rocked the party!

Oct 10, 2013

As soon as the music began I said "wow!" So many people were dancing and having a great time. I received numerous compliments from the guests about how much they loved the band. My wife and I have no regrets about hiring Rare Blend and recommend them,

Jul 18, 2013

When Rare Blend Band started playing, our guests jumped out of their seats and poured onto the dance floor - filling all 2,375 square feet of it! By the time our reception ended at 1:00 AM, there will still about 150 people dancing. We have no regrets!

Jul 18, 2013

Rare Blend played for my wedding quite a number of years ago. I'm delighted to see that they are still going strong!

Jul 17, 2013

Saw this band at a friend's wedding in May. Great sound! Would definitely use them when I get married. They rocked the party!

Jul 09, 2013

Rare Blend at our wedding was the absolute best. Mary is super friendly and easy to work with and made the evening, from set up, introductions to first dance, partying and tearing down as clock work. Being a musician myself I do highly recommend them!

Jun 25, 2013

Rare Blend is an incredible band! My husband & I used them for our ceremony & reception. Everybody danced all night & had an awesome time. Our friends still talk about our band. Our experience was perfect! We wouldn’t have changed a thing!

Jun 19, 2013

We weren't able to see Rare Blend Band prior to booking them for our wedding, and we hoped that what we heard on their website was an accurate representation of their sound. We were thrilled when their live performance was better than we expected!

Jun 15, 2013

Great group of musicians. Always enjoy hearing them play.

Jun 14, 2013

Rare Blend Band keeps the party swinging with their talented and professional singers and musicians! Mary is very accommodating and the perfect MC for a fun and festive evening. They were so much more fun than a DJ. We highly recommend Rare Blend Band!

Jun 05, 2013

Great band! Loved their sound. Vocals and horns were excellent. Got rave reviews from our guests. I highly recommend them!

May 16, 2013

At first I thought I’d have to hire a DJ to stay in our budget but then discovered that Rare Blend was not as expensive as other bands. In the end, the money spent was totally worth it. Rare Blend was incredible! They exceeded all our expectations!

Jan 17, 2013

The best decision we made for our wedding was having the Rare Blend Band play for the reception! They packed the dance floor! They played like an hour and a half straight before taking a break. Everybody at our wedding loved the Rare Blend Band!

Sep 18, 2012

My fiance and I were going to book a DJ for our reception but then saw Rare Blend at a friend's wedding last weekend and booked them instead. We had no idea that a wedding band could make such an amazing difference. These guys are great! We're so excited!

Aug 12, 2012

I booked Rare Blend for my upcoming wedding and can't wait to hear them again. They played for my cousin's wedding last year and I couldn't believe how much fun it was to dance to live music. Mary is also great to work with--easy to reach and helpful!

Jul 28, 2012

We hired Rare Blend based on the great time we had at my brother’s wedding, the band’s excellent musicianship, and Mary Davis’ leadership. If you want a great band, an amazing night of dancing, and someone to oversee every detail, Rare Blend is the band!

Jul 18, 2012

Really enjoy this band. The energy of a live band makes such a difference at a wedding. Wishing all of you continued success!

Jul 01, 2012

Have been following this band for many years. Excellent musicians and singers. Great dance music. Always enjoy their performances.

Jun 28, 2012

What Rare Blend offers to the bridal couple as musical entertainment is exceeded only by Mary's heart and passion for customer service! Elizabeth

Jun 22, 2012