Take the Band Home
Do you want to take your next party or special event to the next level? Call us today and the party professionals at Let’s Dance Austin will match your musical tastes with the best local musicians in the Austin area. Some of our favorite local bands are showcased below.
We admit that our staff and management like to scuff scuff around the dance floor but we enjoy all kinds of music. From C&W to R&B, from Hip Hop to Polka, from Disco to Rock and Roll; we Watusi, Twist, Salsa, Waltz and Swing around the dance floor — and so can you with the perfect band for your dance party.
Check out the bands that work with us but if your favorite band is not listed then we will chase them down and bring them home to you.
We do not represent, manage or act as a booking agent for any of the bands that we offer for your selection. We will simply handle all the details and payment for you. We will always go through the proper channels to secure the band for your party and all creative royalty fee requirements will be met.
Watson, known for a hardscrabble honky-tonk that has won him an international following, earned him induction into the Austin Music Hall of Fame and established him as a leading crusader against the “Nashville Rash” plaguing the country music industry; Dale has matured as a musician without compromising his musical values – he now sounds like a singer with nothing to prove and no one to fight. ‘Ameripolitan’ music at its finest. Great songs, great music, a great time.
Gary P. Nunn
Gary P. Nunn has been TAKING TEXAS TO THE COUNTRY and Texas country to the world for some 40 years now, establishing himself as an icon of Lone Star music. His composition, “London Homesick Blues” with its internationally known “I wanna go home with the Armadillo” chorus — is a signature Texas country song. Gary P. gives the best description of his shows when he says, “I’m having more fun now than ever.” And you will have fun, too.
The beginnings of this band go back to 1968, when Cornell Hurd and others, refugees from high school rock and surf bands, put together The Milpitas Submarine Band, a “hillbilly” band formed to entertain students at Homestead High School in the town of Cupertino, California. What a long strange trip it’s been…
Then: “It kind of came to me… Texas was truly the place I’d always wanted to go. I wanted to play exactly the kind of music I loved most, Bob Wills, Ernest Tubb, Ray Price, Johnny Bush, Willie Nelson. It was where Asleep at the Wheel still lived and worked. People liked traditional music there…”
An indescribably delicious show.
In 1968 at the age of seven, Bobby started his professional career by performing at local functions and Texas area circuits in a gospel duo with his mother Mary Jane Flores. He formed his first band at the age of thirteen and started opening for national artists such as Marty Robbins, Johnny Rodriguez, Tanya Tucker and Conway Twitty. Bobby Flores has continued to gain recognition as one of Texas’ premier musicians and vocalists, both on stage and in the studio. Bobby can be heard all across Texas playing country dances with his band, The Yellow Rose Band, featuring three fiddles and some of the best musicians in the world. Three fiddles, nuf sed. The best!
Alvin Crow is a vocalist. He sings. He loves to sing. He’s good at it. He makes you feel good about it, too. His voice is strong and powerful and totally in control. His singing voice is pure, sweet and iconic — nobody else sounds like Alvin Crow.
You can expect to hear something special, something rewarding, every performance. He sings “hardcore” country music and he sings what he calls “garage band music” (50’s and 60’s rock and roll.) Alvin breathes life back into the past and makes you suddenly appreciate the artists he loves — Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Ray Price, Webb Pierce, Bob Wills, Doug Sahm, The Rolling Stones, Buddy Holly, Elvis, and Marty Robbins…among many, many others.
If you want to play in Texas, you gotta have a fiddle in the band.
“Not since Doug Sahm has an artist so naturally encompassed the diversity of Texas’ musical heritage as Jesse Dayton. Austin-based guitarist & singer/songwriter Jesse Dayton has gigged with the greats of country music, and has forged a respectable solo career. His particular brand of music has been dubbed “turbo-country” by some listeners.
Born in Beaumont, Dayton’s early exposure to classic honky-tonk and Lone Star blues melded with the more contemporary rock and punk influences of his teens, leading to the formation of Dayton’s hard-driving rockabilly band, the Road Kings.
The Derailers’ music celebrates the legacies of Buck Owens, George Jones, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, Charlie Rich and the Beatles, while still being on the edge of today’s country music. Challenged by their fans to create a sound that mirrors the shuffle of happy boots on a hardwood floor, the Derailers have fed the hungry dancehall crowds with their classic country beats and a 60s pop sensibility. For your favorite old songs with an up-tempo beat, check out the Derailers.
In 2004, a new band was born, all because a friend needed some help. Sam Bentley got a call asking if he could put a band together for one gig at Giddy Ups in South Austin. He called some musician friends who readily agreed to play…..”Just one gig”. The band….while it has changed a little…has rarely slowed down since that first “just one gig”! Today, Sam has a loyal following that two steps the traditional way–hats not bobbing up and down.For smooth dancing just how you like it, check out Sam Bentley.
Bobby, a prolific singer/songwriter from Austin, Texas having written over 150 songs, one of which caught the ear of George Strait’s Ace in the Hole Band and Bobby had his first songwriting deal back in 1995. He has never stopped writing or playing. Bobby’s shows are a mix of original Country to traditional hardcore Country with a rockin’ edge. His arrangements on classic covers by Merle Haggard, Ray Price, Hank Jr., and others keep the excitement flowing and the people dancing.
Dave Insley has enjoyed a heap of praise since the release of his critically acclaimed solo debut “Call Me Lonesome”(2005), the follow-up “Here With You Tonight” (2006), and his latest “West Texas Wine” (2008). Backed by a group he calls “the Careless Smokers,” the Country singer from Arizona now lives in Austin, Texas, but spends most of his year on the road with his unique blend of Honky Tonk, Tex-Mex & Arizona hillbilly music. Dave sings in a powerful, honest voice and his stories of small-town life & working class values resonate easily with audiences yet with the unmistakable two step beat that we so love.
Amanda started a country band in Austin, recorded a live album, Country Music Turns Me On, and then decided to visit a man by the name of James White, the owner of the most well-known honky tonk in Texas. Amanda’s persistent nature, custom cowboy hat, and traditional country music style landed her a coveted residency at Austin’s legendary honky tonk, The Broken Spoke. This Latina country music songstress whose retro style and clean vocals garners comparisons to singers like Crystal Gayle and Kelly Willis. Amanda’s cowboy hat is featured on her latest album along with a sassy little pose, but her witty lyrics and sultry old country style vocals will grab you as she sings the title song, “I’ll Never Honky Tonk You.”
The first few notes out of Weldon Henson’s mouth and you know he is the real deal. Henson’s shows are a throwback to the vintage honky-tonk and Texas culture that brought your grandparents together combined with the rock ‘n roll attitude and approach of the more modern men of Texas Country.
Singer–songwriter Bracken Hale’s band is based out of Austin and serving up their own brand of country music,dripping with nostalgic fender tones and built upon masterfully crafted songs.New and exciting, familiar and classic, this band delivers. Guaranteed to wear out your dancing shoes.
Poor Yorick’s influences are predictably rooted in the classic rock, pop, blues, folk, country, jazz of the’60s and 70’s to be sure, and as a result the original songs, though ‘eclectic’, are still comfortable and accessible to anybody who appreciates such roots. The band has been recording since the’80s and has an extended list of independent LP collections to their credit. Sounds Like: The Beatles, Jehtro Tull/Ian Anderson, The Band, Billy Joel, the Kinks.
Kevin & The Krawlers
Kevin & The Krawlers is a real blues band in every sense of the word. Kevin Cheney, Vocals, Harp, and Flute: A long time Austinite and veteran of the Austin Austin music scene. Often seen at the local blues jams around town he can’t stand still when the band is jumpin’ and loves to belt out the blues.For Juke Joint Jumpin’ Good Time Party Blues Kevin & The Krawlers is our favorite.