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Dan Heath With The New Paradise Band Cover Band from Fort Wayne, IN

Will travel up to 140 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 26 Reviews
  • 72 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2005
  • 2 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Starting at $750 per event

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Dan Heath and the Paradise Band is back! Due to the passing of Steve Walley, one of the Midwest’s most talented pianists, along with the Covid pandemic, Dan Heath and the Paradise Band discontinued performances in late 2018 until now (Thanksgiving of 2022). But prior to late 2018, Dan Heath with the Paradise was the #2 ranked swing band and the #8 rated jazz band in all of Gigmasters, which includes hundreds of entertainers. With the new additions of fabulous pianist Bob Diss, saxophonist John Weber, and bassist Dave Nelson, this magical 6-piece ensemble is back in business! And you can purchase and download two of our concerts at iTunes, cdbaby, Google Play and Amazon -- just search at any of those sites for "Dan Heath with the Paradise Band". No band does Sinatra, and "the Great American Song Book," including the romantic songs of the '20s through the 90's, like Dan Heath with the Paradise Band. From the great songs of Johnny Mercer to Cole Porter, from song stylists like Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin, Elvis, Michael Buble or the Beatles, this band performs with class. The band also performs rock ‘n roll tunes from the late 50’s through the 70’s that get people dancing. Dan Heath with the Paradise Band is ideally suited for high-class weddings, corporate events, festivals and county fairs or class reunions. All musicians are highly trained and educated with great experiences in music performance. Dan Heath is an extraordinary vocalist who can cover a number of musical genres from Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin, the Beatles, Elvis, jazz and pop standards and even Broadway show tunes. (PLEASE SEE VIDEO PRESENTATIONS OF SOME OF THE BAND'S LIVE PERFORMANCES). He has created two CDs which sold well in the Fort Wayne area and raised thousands of dollars for charity. Some of his recordings were aired at 106.3 FM and also at the local NPR jazz station. In 2006 Heath was selected as a semi-finalist to compete against some of the best vocalists in America and the world at the Savannah Music Festival's American Traditions Competition. The second position in the band is held by Bob Diss, the ensemble’s gifted pianist who has been performing for decades. The third position is held by Terry Vaughn who was a former school band director with a degree in music from Grace College. Terry supports the very fine rhythm section of the ensemble as one of the very finest drummers in the midwest. The fourth position is held by Dave Nelson, a long-time Fort Wayne area bassist who also adds his great talent to the band. The fifth position is held by sax player John Weber, a decades-long performer with the 18-piece New Millennium Jazz Orchestra and other Fort Wayne area ensembles. The final, sixth position of the ensemble, the trumpet position, is filled by our very fine trumpet player, Rod Noftsger. Rod is a recent transfer from the Nashville area and is one of the most respected trumpet players in the Midwest. From 2003 through 2018, Dan Heath with the Paradise Band has played at literally hundreds of venues including the Grand Wayne Center (Fort Wayne) for "Dancing with the Fort Wayne Stars," the Dayton Art Institute's Annual Gala, "Friday Nights Live" at Jefferson Pointe (Fort Wayne), Chicago's East Bank Club, and Huntington University's Homecoming Dance just to highlight a few events. Dan Heath and the Paradise Band performed for the Inaugural Auburn 'Concours d'Elegance' at the Kruse WWII Museum 'Meadows' as a part of the huge Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival (Sept.4, 2005) and for many subsequent events for Kruse International. Dan Heath with the Paradise Band has also performed at many Fort Wayne area festivals including Canal Days, Hoagland Days, Harlan Days, the 3 Rivers Festival and the Delphos, Ohio Rotary Summer Concert Series, Columbia City's Old Settler's Days, and the New Bremen, Ohio, Parks Department Summer Concert Series just to name a few. In July of 2007 the band was one of only six area bands asked to be a part of the prestigious Honeywell Center's "Sizzlin' Summer Concert Series." In July of 2006 the band performed as a part of Club Soda's "Rat Pack Series" which was sponsored by the Downtown Improvement District (DID) of Fort Wayne. The band also performs for many area weddings and corporate events at the Fort Wayne Summit Club and the Fort Wayne Marriott. The summer of '07 took the band into festivals in Ohio and Michigan. Early in 2009 the band was asked to perform for "Casino Night" at the campus of Ohio State University for Alpha Tau Omega and then Ohio State Football Coach Jim Tressel to raise funds for cancer research. Dan Heath with the Paradise Band is the band for you!


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Review by Brandy F.

ConcertReviewed on June 11, 2023From Bluffton, IN

This is a very talented group of musicians! We really enjoyed having them, and our guests were very complimentary. They were very easy to work with and we highly recommend them for your event.

Dan Heath With The New Paradise Band:

Thank you Brandy!

Review by Stephen R.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on October 22, 2011From Culver, IN

It is difficult to adequately express how pleased we were with Dan Heath and his band. They were definitely one of the highlights of our reception. Each guest we spoke with raved about their performance. They transcended any potential age gap in musical taste. Our youngest guest was 13 and our oldest was 101. Dan and his group played songs that was accessible to everyone regardless of age or taste. They accomodated all our requests and even made suggestions that greatly enhanced our experience. We are recommending them to anyone we know who is hosting an event, planning a wedding, or organizing a party. Thanks Dan!

Review by Catherine B.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on October 30, 2010From Angola, IN

Dan Heath and the Paradise Band performed at our wedding reception. They were the highlight of the afternoon. Our guests couldn't stop raving about their live performance. Dan and his bandmates were professional and courteous. Thank you for making beautiful music for our happy day. We'll never forget dancing the afternoon away with our loved ones.

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  • A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square | Bobby Darin
  • All My Loving | The Beatles
  • And I Love Her | The Beatles
  • Are You Lonesome Tonight | Elvis
  • Autumn Leaves | Nat King Cole
  • Beyond The Sea | Bobby Darin
  • Call Me Irresponsible | Bobby Darin
  • Can't Buy Me Love | The Beatles
  • Can't Help Falling In Love | Elvis
  • Charade | Bobby Darin
  • Cheek To Cheek | Frank Sinatra
  • Come Fly With Me | Frank Sinatra
  • Curtain Falls, The | Bobby Darin
  • Daydream Believer | The Monkees
  • Don't Be Cruel | Elvis
  • Dream A Little Dream of Me | Mama Cass
  • Fly Me To The Moon | Frank Sinatra
  • Got To Get You Into My Live | The Beatles
  • Groovy Kind Of Love | The Mindbenders
  • Happy Together | The Turtles
  • Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me | Mel Carter
  • I Feel Fine | The Beatles
  • I Left My Heart In San Francisco | Tony Bennett
  • I Wanna Be Around | Tony Bennett
  • I'll Be Seeing You | Jack Leonard
  • It Had To Be You | Harry Connick, Jr.
  • I've Got The World On A String | Steve Tyrell
  • I've Got You Under My Skin | Frank Sinatra
  • Jean | Oliver
  • Kind Of A Drag | The Buckinghams
  • Lady Madonna | The Beatles
  • L-O-V-E | Nat King Cole
  • Mack The Knife | Bobby Darin
  • Michelle | The Beatles
  • Misty | Johnny Mathis
  • Moon River | Andy Williams
  • Moondance | Van Morrison, Michael Buble
  • More | Bobby Darin
  • My Blue Heaven | Frank Sinatra
  • My Funny Valentine | Frank Sinatra
  • My Kind Of Girl | Matt Monro
  • My Kind Of Town | Frank Sinatra
  • My Way | Frank Sinatra
  • New York, NY | Frank Sinatra
  • On The Street Where You Live | Dean Martin
  • Over The Rainbow | Harry Connick, Jr.
  • Pretty Woman | Roy Orbison
  • Rock Around The Clock | Bill Haley and the Comets
  • Rock 'N Roll Music | Chuck Berry/The Beatles
  • Save The Last Dance For Me | Michael Buble
  • She (from Notting Hill) | Elvis Costello
  • Smile | Nat King Cole/Tony Bennett
  • Softly, As I Leave You | Sinatra/Matt Monro
  • Someone To Watch Over Me | Frank Sinatra
  • Something | The Beatles
  • Something's Gotta Give | Sammy Davis, Jr.
  • Summer Wind, The | Frank Sinatra
  • Sway | Michael Buble
  • Sweet Caroline | Neil Diamond
  • They Can't Take That Away | Frank Sinatra
  • 'Til There Was You | The Beatles
  • Unforgettable | Nat King Cole
  • Very Thought of You, The | Tony Bennett
  • Way You Look Tonight, The | Frank Sinatra
  • What A Wonderful World | Louis Armstrong
  • When I Fall In Love | Nat King Cole
  • Who Can I Turn To | Tony Bennett
  • Wink And A Smile, A | Harry Connick, Jr.
  • Witchcraft | Frank Sinatra
  • You Don't Have to Say You Love Me | Dusty Springfield/Elvis
  • Young At Heart | Frank Sinatra
  • Your Mother Should Know | The Beatles
  • You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You | Dean Martin
  • Instrumentals by request!


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Past Events

September 7, 2023 • Private Party
Thu6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Columbia City, IN
June 11, 2023 • Concert
Sun7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Bluffton, IN
April 22, 2023 • Anniversary Party
Sat7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Fort Wayne, IN
December 12, 2017 • Celebration
Tue5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Fort Wayne, IN
March 4, 2017 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Fort Wayne, IN
August 20, 2016 • Event
Sat12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Saint Marys, OH
May 6, 2016 • Community Event
Fri5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Fort Wayne, IN
November 13, 2014 • Dancing with the Fort Wayne Stars
Thu6:00 PM - 11:00 PM Fort Wayne, IN
October 11, 2014 • St. Joseph College Gala
Sat6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
August 1, 2014 • Leo-Cedarville Town Park
Fri6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Leo-Cedarville, IN
July 17, 2014 • Don Hall's Triangle Park Restaurant
Thu6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Fort Wayne, IN
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