Back to profile

Rise Band and Show Reviews

Rise Band and Show, profile image
  • Avg 5.0 | 32 Reviews
  • Cover Band from Washington, DC
  • 40 Verified Bookings
  • Starting at $1,000 per event

32 Reviews for Rise Band and Show


Review by Dede R.

Community EventReviewed on November 27, 2023From Germantown, MD

Absolutely the best from start to finish - we will have them again!

Review by Greg P.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on September 29, 2018From Wellsville, OH

Rise Band & Show was everything we had hoped for and more! My wife and I wanted a band for our wedding that could deliver music that would get everyone on the dance floor and that's EXACTLY what we got. Ernest and company were very professional and friendly throughout the entire process and blew us away at our wedding reception. We should have rented a bigger dance floor for our outdoor venue, because everyone from all age groups were out there having a great time! Honestly, couldn't give a better recommendation for a wedding band. Thank you so much for being a part of our big day, and we will definitely be recommending you to anyone we come across in need of a band!

Review by Soraya K.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on October 15, 2018From Glen Arm, MD

There are no words to describe how wonderful Riseband and Show are. I want to have another party just so I can hire them again. They more talented than you could imagine. Fun, energetic, wonderful musicians. They made the night. I cannot express how much we loved them!!!!!!!!!!

Review by michelle r.

Dinner DanceReviewed on January 6, 2019From Dover, DE

The whole band was fantastic. Both the male and female singers were excellent. Most of the attendees of my party were over 50 and the music and showmanship was perfect Everyone enjoyed themselves. We danced and sang along, it was a wonderful evening. I will definitely get them again if I have another party.

Review by Deana C.

CelebrationReviewed on January 16, 2014From Baltimore, MD

Riseband and Show absolutely MADE our wedding reception! They turned a room full of people who didn't know each other into a fun party. People could not believe the VALUE we got- they charged a great price and did a great job! We are so grateful to Ernest and his team for being so easy to work with- they even performed a surprise duet with my sister for us at her request. Book this band and you will not disappointed! (They may be a little slow with the contract, but not to worry! You will be taken care of.) Riseband and Show offers lovely Motown and R&B entertainment, they take pride in their work and leave the crowd happy!

Review by Candace B.

CelebrationReviewed on November 19, 2015From Baltimore, MD

I Love Mr Ernest and Rise band & Show. They are the best jazz and Motown band in the DMV area. I hired the band November 14, 2015 for my church dedication banquet. My pastor said he wanted jazz and old school. That's is what we got. Rise Band came and showed out. From songs like My girl, to the Electric Slide. Everyone was on the dance floor having some good old clean fun. Even my bishop had to do a couple of two steps. But what made my night was when the lead singer sung Purple Rain to me. It brought back memories of my father and I; singing and dancing. So on behalf of Beth-El Church of the Overcomer's and Nation of Power: THANK YOU SO MUCH & WE LOVE U GUYS

Review by Robin R.

Halloween PartyReviewed on October 29, 2012From Falls Church, VA

These guys were fantastic. They arrived early. They set up in a relatively small space - for them - I asked them to tighten up and get cozy because we had a lot of east coast swing dancers at this party and we use a lot of space with hands and feet flying. They looked at me funny and then squashed closer together. Then when the music started and the people started coming in they realized that I was not kidding them. They seemed to have as much fun as we did. They played 3 sets and had a wide range of music. They also did a little show. I have had this Halloween party for 39 years. I have had live bands for 10 years. Everyone said these guys were the best!

Review by Mike G.

CelebrationReviewed on July 18, 2012From Cresson, PA

The Riseband And Show brought down the house, both figurative and literal. This band is the real deal and if you want to blow your crowd/guests/participants away, book this group. We booked them for a show with seniors, young people, deaf and hearing impaired individuals, and physically handicapped folks. EVERYONE had the time of their lives. The singer has the moves of Michael Jackson and the band is as talented as anything I have seen at the 9:30 Club, Constitution Hall, or the Birchmere. After they played, everyone asked for their card so they could book the band. If I didn't elope, I would sign them for my wedding in an instant!

Review by Mary C.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on January 9, 2016From Toano, VA

What an awesome band! Thank you to Mr. Bennett and the Rise Band and Show for making my mother's 70th birthday celebration a huge success. I would also like to thank Mrs. Bennett. Whenever I had a question or needed information she was always available. Such a wonderful person to have organizing your events. I have so many people and organizations who are wanting and hoping to book you in the near future. Thanks again you all are "True Professionals"! My mother also wanted to thank you for her CD she is thoroughly enjoying it!! Mary Compton

Review by Maxine C.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on May 10, 2018From Oxon Hill, MD

I was very pleased with this group as they were extremely professional in arriving at stated and being prepared. There were a few last minute changes and Mr. Bennett was very accommodating. The performance was well received by the attendees and feedback I received was excellent. I had a special request and although Mr. Bennett informed me at the beginning of our communication that specific genre was not in their playlist, the band would rehearse and perform. The talent was outstanding and I would highly recommend Riseband and Show to anyone who request a reference. I was very happy with their performance and showmanship.

Review by Greg B.

WeddingReviewed on May 22, 2018From Edgewater, MD

We absolutely loved this band and had a wonderful time with them. I have booked them twice in the past few years and have had a fantastic experience both times. This band will really get everyone up and dancing at any event. Plus, they are phenomenal musicians and have a large list of music to offer.

Review by Suzanne B.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on April 15, 2018From Lanham, MD

This entire band and singers was AMAZING... I will definitely use Riseband again, and definitely again...and again.... They came well dress and ready to sing and play..... I will definitely recommend this band.

Review by Jeffrey G.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on July 8, 2019From Alexandria, VA

Riseband and Show put on a fantastic show. The music they are familiar with was terrific . Sadly our original request for a 90's band which we were hoping was going to be 90% of the music however they were unable to accommodate that and the reason for the 3 for accommodating requests.

Review by Mary F.

Holiday PartyReviewed on January 13, 2014From Baltimore, MD

The band was awesome! They interacted with our guests. The voices and music was amazing! They accommodated any music selections, reduction in the sound volume. What more can I say about this great band except we plan to book them for our 2014 Department Holiday Party. If you need a band with great sound and voices, this is the band you need to book!

Review by Evelyn Y.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on November 20, 2014From Baltimore, MD


Review by John B.

FundraiserReviewed on July 27, 2015From Millwood, VA

Riseband and Show did a fantastic job. We received many compliments on their performance. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a talented and entertaining band.

Review by Sybil F.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on December 11, 2017From Glen Allen, VA

Rise Band and Show was phenomenal. We had a tough crowd and everyone enjoyed them. They were lively and personable, and sounded great. I look forward to working with them again in the future, and can strongly recommend them.

Review by Sharon G.

Dinner DanceReviewed on October 10, 2012From Cumberland, MD

Extremely pleased with their talent and performance! They are very talented musician who also play to the crowd getting everyone involved, up and dancing. Enjoyed the band so much, looking to book them for two more events!

Review by Lisa S.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on January 25, 2017From Alexandria, VA

Riseband and Show was exceptional! I booked them from NY, where I live for an event in the Alexandria, VA. They did a spectacular performance at mother's surprise birthday party. They kept everyone at the party engaged and the music selection was exactly what I wanted for this event. They were early to the event, professional and friendly. I highly recommend!! They help make this special day one to remember.

Review by Darlene L.

Club EventReviewed on May 16, 2011From Gainesville, VA

Review by Clare P.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on June 6, 2010From Woodbridge, VA

Ernest and the whole gang were stupendous! They had everyone moving eBen when they seemed reluctant they were raved about by all out guests!! Definetly book them for your wedding or special event!!

Review by Chasidy R.

PicnicReviewed on November 20, 2009From Ranson, WV

OUr company has never hired a band through this site and wasn't sure if we had made a good decision based on the population that we serve. After our annual event, all our of seniors and guests never had a negative comment about this band. All of our seniors even requested to be notified when the band would at a local facility to perform so that they were able to see them again and again. We would absolutely look at this band for another event and would recommend this band to anyone! They are very interactive!

Review by Loretta B.

Graduation PartyReviewed on June 15, 2009From Winchester, VA

This is an amazing band!!!! We hired them for a graduation party for my son. It could not have been any better hiring the recording artists that made the songs!! What a professional group of band members. ALL my guests loved them and we had approximately 100 guests ranging in all ages!! They looked fantastic and played so well. I wish I had an event next week so that we could bring them back again. We had such a great time as they interacted with our guests making it a truly special day. They will make your party a very special event. I can't not speak highly enough about them.

Review by Patrick L.

New Year's Eve PartyReviewed on January 8, 2018From Silver Spring, MD

They were true entertainers and everyone loved their audience interaction.

Review by Delna G.

Sorority FunctionReviewed on April 17, 2011From Oxon Hill, MD

Riseband and Show called to confirm our needs and desires. They were early and dressed professionally. They made my event a great success because their male vocalist was very interactive with my guests. They promoted dancing by our audience. They played a good mix of Old School music and line dancing. Their performance was so nice that people asked me for their contact information in order to book them for their events. I would highly recommend Rise Band and Show.