In 2002, Ed Duncan and I co-created the Party On The Moon® band. Our goal was simple: create an act featuring major-touring artists to perform for corporate events, parties and wedding receptions without the ego, rider or big price tag.
After weeks of auditions in Atlanta, Georgia, the band was formed. Not only was the talent top level, but also we were the first party band in the market to perform a non-stop show featuring world-class choreography, multiple costume changes and state-of-the-art sound and lighting. After successful performances for Eli Manning’s wedding, numerous New Year’s Eve parties for Donald Trump, and several presidential balls, the word about the band began to spread to clients and musicians.
With the Party On The Moon band’s success, we found ourselves turning clients away because the band’s calendar was full. At the same time, nationally known musicians were calling us, wanting to be part of our success. To meet the demand, Ed and I created a management company to represent bands with the same quality and customer service as our flagship band Party On The Moon. We named our new company National Party Bands®.
After a meeting with Jerry Freeman, a Grammy-winning trumpet player and bandleader, we signed our first act – Big Swing And The Ballroom Blasters™. Today, Jerry leads two other Galaxy Party Band acts – Big Blast And The Party Masters™ and Life Of The Party™.
Our success continued when we met Ronnie Garrett, who has 21 gold records to his credit, and serves as Tyler Perry’s music director. Ronnie is the bandleader with the Simply Irresistible® band, which came on board as a Galaxy Party Band in 2008. In 2009, we created the Jessie’s Girls® band, which is the only band in the country featuring six lead vocalists on the front line. In 2014, we signed the 20 Ride™ band to our roster. The 20 Ride band is the only Zac Brown cover band in the country. The newest act to join our roster is the Perfect 10™ band lead by Jason Freeman and Leslie Pugh. Jason is also a Grammy-winning trumpet player, as well as an arranger for many major-touring artists. Leslie has toured internationally as a vocalist for Gloria Gaynor.
As you can see, we have enjoyed much success over the years and today work with entertainment booking agencies worldwide. We have also gone global and are now known as Galaxy party Bands™. If you’re looking to book a band that is world class, contact your entertainment provider today.
– Dennis Smith