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***For more information about Nightsong, please visit their website***

For over 15 years, Nightsong has dazzled audiences with its gifted vocalists and world class musicians, earning the reputation of being one of the top event bands in the business. The energy and chemistry generated in working together shines through to the delight of the many clients for whom the band performs each year, and the band continues receiving amazing reviews!

The source of the band’s inspiration and success is the band leader, Bennett Scher. Bennett got his start in New York as a well-known published singer/songwriter and live/studio session musician performing with notable musicians from the bands of Billy Joel, Peter Frampton, Joe Cocker, David Bowie, Whitney Houston, The Doobie Brothers, Bette Midler, Scandal and smooth jazz artist Spyro Gyra. Bennett has also performed as a featured player on stage with the legendary John Waite and popular recording group, Poco.

The best words about the band have been spoken by clients:

“They exceeded our expectations…”
“All we kept hearing from everyone the whole night is, this band is great!
“Everyone has been contacting us asking the name of the band …”
“We could have closed our eyes and felt that the original artists were there!”
“They … were AMAZING.”
“Their music, fabulous voices, and high energy, was responsible for helping us throw such a great party”
“People were asking where we found such an “awesome” band…”

Nightsong’s talented musicians and singers are equally accomplished. In addition to wowing audiences at numerous private events throughout the years, they have all spent time performing/touring around the globe, on the stage, screen, and in the recording studio. The members of this world-class group have collectively shared the stage such renowned artists as Patti Labelle, Jennifer Holliday, REM, The B-52’s, smooth jazz artists Peter White and Slim Man, Nils Lofgren, Debbie Allen, James Ingram, The Romantics, Kelly Price, Dru Hill, Roberta Flack, Chico DeBarge, Aaliyah, John Legend, and R.Kelly to name a few! The list of talents and accomplishments with this band goes on and on.

Nightsong performs as 9 piece band consisting of guitar, keyboards, bass, drums, 3 lead vocalists (2 females and one male) and 2 horns, and is also available for smaller events in 7 piece mode (without horns), providing variety music ranging from current hits of today to yesterday’s classics.

Talent, energy, personality and professionalism with an awesome commitment to the sound of the music is the reason Nightsong continues to be one of the area’s most popular variety bands.
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  1. WeddingWire Review, November 4, 2017

    NIGHTSONG was outstanding! From the moment they started playing people were on the dance floor. The energy and excitement that Nightsong created was awesome. They knew how to get the crowd going and keep it going all night. My top thing for my wedding was an outstanding band and they exceeded my expectations. Quotes from guests, “why did we have cocktail hour, we should have done this all night!” and “I didn’t feel like I was at a wedding, I felt like I was at their concert!”. Bennett and the rest of his band were accommodating, helpful, and skilled. They even re-made a song for us just how we wanted.
    Nightsong is the band you want for your wedding!

  2. WeddingWire Review, November 25, 2017

    Nightsong was truly amazing! My daughter’s wedding was a success thanks to them. Nightsong’s choice of music was varied and they clearly know what to play to keep the crowd engaged. Nightsong kept everyone on the dance floor, young and old, until the end. I appreciated the pre-wedding “interview” so we could share our thoughts with Bennet and the Nightsong team. With Bennet’s guidance, we came up with a perfect timeline. Nightsong was very professional and the entire evening was seamless because of them. Thank you Nightsong!

  3. WeddingWire Review, March 4, 2018

    Nightsong played our daughter’s wedding and we could not have been more pleased. Fantastic! They helped make this a very special evening. The dance floor was packed from start to finish- and the guests were still buzzing about “the band” at our brunch the following day. Everything was first rate- we are very appreciative.

  4. Event Planner Review, November 18, 2017

    Hi Bennett,

    Thank you for an incredible performance last night! You and the rest of the band impress us every time. I don’t think the Bride and Groom ever left the dance floor. Everyone was having so much fun and I even saw random club members up on the balcony dancing.

    Also, thank you so much for all your help leading up to the big day. I know there were lots of details and I appreciate all the time you took to communicate with me to make sure everything went smoothly!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Sheila and I look forward to working with you again in the future.


  5. WeddingWire Review September 3, 2017

    NIGHTSONG took our wedding to the next level – we have not stopped hearing from family and friends how much they loved the band, and that NIGHTSONG is the best they’ve ever heard! We were so happy to see everyone up on the dance floor the entire night. Our primary goal was to make sure every guest had fun, and NIGHTSONG definitely succeeded in making that happen. A huge THANK YOU to every member of the band; it was truly a pleasure to work with you from start to finish. We’d most certainly recommend NIGHTSONG to anyone and everyone planning an event in the area!

  6. WeddingWire Review October 28, 2017

    We couldn’t be happier with our decision to work with Nightsong for our wedding reception at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. The band killed it! Their song selection was on point from start to finish, their energy was off the charts, and their talent was self-evident. From country to throwbacks to current hits, we loved every single thing that Nightsong played — and so did our guests! Bennett’s cover of our first dance song, “Running” by James Bay, was perfectly executed. We are huge James Bay fans, but honestly, we liked Nightsong’s version even better. Our guests also didn’t want to leave the dance floor, as evidenced by their last second request of an encore song at the end of the night, which the band happily obliged. In fact, so many of our guests have told us what a great band we had. We’ve heard things like, “That was the party of the century!” and “That was the best wedding we’ve ever attended.” Wow – what a fun compliment for us to hear. We are SO grateful to Nightsong for making those rave reviews possible, and for packing the dance floor so that our wedding reception will always be one of those nights we will want to relive over and over again. This band is truly the best!

  7. WeddingWire Review, November 11, 2017

    Nightsong was so wonderful to work with for our wedding! They were responsive and made us feel so comfortable leading up to the event, and all of our guests were raving about the music for weeks after! We could definitely recommend Nightsong for future events!

  8. The dance floor was packed all night long

    Nightsong is the absolute BEST band we could have possibly chosen for our wedding. I cannot tell you how many guests complimented them during and after the wedding. Their energy was incredible and they were just so much fun! The dance floor was completely packed before my husband and I even entered the party, and it stayed that way until the very last song. They did such a good job of reading the crowd and the entire evening flowed perfectly. They truly made the night what it was. In addition to their amazing musical talents and presence, they were also a pleasure to work with. We had trouble deciding on first dance, father/daughter, mother/son songs and they were so accommodating when we had some last minute changes. I cannot recommend them highly enough!

  9. WeddingWire Review, January 14, 2017, Leslie

    Nightsong was fantastic! They created an atmosphere that energized and animated every guest. Everyone made it to the dance floor. You can see the exuberant joy on everyone’s face in the photos from day! It was also super easy to work with Nightsong. We had a few quirky requests and they rolled with everything beautifully. They kept the evening running at a perfect tempo, listened to the room and read the audience. I would recommend Nightsong to anyone… and I hope I get a chance to. I want to see them again!

  10. WeddingWire Review, Recently Married

    Definitely use this band! I heard them at a friend’s wedding and couldn’t wait to use them at my daughter’s wedding.
    They are amazing! Great singers, great stage presence. They know how to read the crowd and keep the party going at full tilt. The played all the songs we requested and even let my son sing with them. Bennett, the band leader is great to work with.
    I can’t say enough great things about this band. Hire them, you will be more than thrilled.

  11. WeddingWire Review, December 31, 2016

    The band, Nightsong – my suggestion is to book them now before they get booked. I can not say enough good things about Nightsong, they were so on point, energetic and totally perfect. We had so many of our guests came up to us asking who they were. We got more compliments on Nightsong than we ever expected. Our guests did not want to leave the dance floor at the end of the night. Book them, you will not regret it! Of any band I have heard in the D.C. area, Nightsong is absolutely the best!

  12. WeddingWire Review, May 6, 2017

    Dear Nightsong,
    Your performance on Saturday night at GSVHC was off the charts….excellent! We all loved every minute and you made us all very happy. Thank you. I would recommend you for any and all venues!!!

  13. WeddingWire Review, May 6, 2017

    We hired NIGHTSONG for our wedding and they were amazing! Very easy to work with, they sounded like the original music (if not better), they interacted with the crowd, and most importantly, they kept everyone on the dance floor the entire night. Having NIGHTSONG at the wedding was one of the most important decisions we made that made the party what it was, which was a magical, amazing night. I wouldn’t have a party in the future without them and we’ve already recommended them to a handful of others and we just got married 3 days ago.

  14. WeddingWire Review, April 30, 2017

    I was recently the Father of the Bride. We had NIGHTSONG band play at our reception. NIGHTSONG was OUTSTANDING!!! All of our guests were raving about NIGHTSONGS amazing and lively play list. No one wanted to leave the dance floor! Thank you NIGHTSONG for making my daughter’s wedding so fantastic!

  15. WeddingWire Review, April 29, 2017

    This band was amazing!!! So professional and fabulous sound! Couldn’t have worked out any better for my daughter’s wedding!!! Highly recommend them!

  16. WeddingWire Review, April 29. 2017

    NIGHTSONG was amazing at my wedding!! I highly recommend them. Not only does NIGHTSONG have amazing vocal talent, but they could also play instruments very well. You cannot go wrong with this band. They will get everyone dancing.

    Category: Band, DJ

  17. This band can read a crowd! They have a way of keeping guests on the dance floor continually!!!

    NIGHTSONG was amazing for our daughter’s wedding last weekend! So professional and fabulous!
    We could not has been more pleased with NIGHTSONG!!! Our guest were raving about them. NIGHTSONG did not disappoint!!!

  18. Fantastic

    My niece was married in Baltimore 4 seasons. This band was fantastic! Can’t say enough about them. They helped make everything even more special

  19. WeddingWire Review, September 24, 2016

    We hired NIGHTSONG as our wedding band on the advise of awesome wedding planner without the benefit of seeing NIGHTSONG perform. As for the performance, what can I say? It was amazing. Every single person mentioned NIGHTSONG as one of the best bands they’ve ever heard perform. And they were very careful to point out they weren’t just talking about wedding bands. We have consistently heard from everyone of our guests that the performance was beyond amazing. We have to admit, having never heard NIGHTSONG perform and only going off the online video and our wedding planner Jillian Jenkins (Elle Ellinghaus Design) recommendation there were a little bit of nerves. But thank heavens for Jilliian making that recommendation. We literally could not have imagined a better performance from start to finish. It was the first time I’d ever seen over half the guests on the dance floor before the wedding party even arrived, and we heard that comment from several others as well. Truly and an exceptional performance by NIGHTSONG including learning and adding a bunch of the songs we requested. Definitely above and beyond.

  20. WeddingWire Review, October 8, 2016

    Nightsong was in word “AMAZING!” From the time the doors opened to the time the party stopped, they kept the energy up and our guests dancing. We still hear from guests two months later how awesome Nightsong was with a few “best wedding band evers” sprinkled in for good measure. They were great about learning a couple of special songs for our first dance and mother/son dance and performed them spectacularly. If Nightsong is available on your special day, book them ASAP.
    Alex and Lauren

  21. WeddingWire Review November 5, 2016

    Book Nightsong as soon as you know your date. They are fantastic. Our dance floor was continuously packed. they played music multiple generations could enjoy. As the father of the bride it meant a lot to me that all our guests had fun. The kids loved the music as did my wife and I and our friends. Even my 85 year old mother who walks only with assistance was rocking to Nightsong all night long. Nightsong was very versatile and responsive to requests. They went from Van Morrision ( first Dance) to Frank Sinatra ( father daughter dance) to Proud Mary ( for the 60s set) to music form today. Everyone just had a ball.

  22. WeddingWire Review, November 5, 2016

    Nightsong blew EVERYONE away at our wedding from the moment the were just warming up during cocktail hour! A good friend came running up to my husband and I and was so excited to see the band perform after just hearing a snippet of their sound. Once bridal party introductions were made and my husband and I had our first dance everyone was floored. The vocals, the musicians, the entertainment quality were all 5 star! We have been to our fair share of weddings and Nightsong is by far the best band I have ever seen perform and I am so lucky I was able to have them! They are incredible performers and entertainers! For our first dance and my father and my dance the songs were done beautifully, but the best moment of the night was when Nightsong started the party and I blinked and suddenly EVERYONE from my youngest cousins to our grandparents were on the dance floor! Their entertainment style and fun loving nature was infectious and really made our wedding the celebration we hoped it would be. The dance floor was packed from beginning to end and now 4 days later and our guests are still raving about the band! The evening was perfect and we owe that in large part to Nightsong! I will recommend them to everyone I know!

    Thank you again! I am still replaying all the fun in my head and my feet are still tired from dancing!

  23. WeddingWire Review, November 19, 2016

    Nightsong made my wedding reception so perfect! I searched for months looking at probubly every band in the area and I know I made the right choice! I HIGHLY recommend this band for any occasion where you want your guests to have a fabulous time! They exceeded all expectactions I had for my night I could not ask for more. Bennett, the band leader, was beyond accommodating in making sure all our requests were met and I got so many compliments from my guests about how great the band was. If you are looking for a band that will keep people on the dance floor wanting more Nightsong is it look no further! Seriously the best band ever, such amazing artists and true professionals they are AMAZING!!!!!

  24. Best band money can buy

    We got married this weekend and had the fortune of having Nightsong play at our reception. They were phenomenal!! The pianist who played during cocktail hour kicked things off in an elegant manner and then the band made the night spectacular as soon as dinner began! Their renditions of our first dance and father daughter dance were five star. As soon as the father daughter dance was complete they truly brought down the house and got every single guest on the dance floor. Our dance floor was packed all night long and the party was spectacular! These guys are PROS!! they made our wedding a night everyone will remember!

  25. WeddingWire Review, September 17, 2016

    Choosing Nightsong to perform at our wedding was one of the best decisions we made. They were outstanding- our guests were completely blown away and so were we. I was worried our dance floor would be empty, but Nightsong’s energy and amazing talent kept it packed the ENTIRE night. They were so interactive and fun and we have not stopped hearing how much our guests loved them. Bennett was incredible to work with before the wedding; he was patient and responsive and made me feel so comfortable leaving our wedding entertainment in his capable and talented hands. He truly understands how important and emotional a wedding night is for a bride (and groom)! The band learned several songs for us and even helped us customize them to our first dances. I could gush about them for hours and would recommend them to anyone looking to throw a wedding or event to remember!!! Thank you Nightsong for making our wedding the best night of our lives and better than we could have imagined!! You are the best around!

  26. WeddingWire Review, Recently Married

    Nightsong provided the best music we could have possibly hoped for…continuous dancing during the entire reception, which was just what we asked of them!! Every band member could not have been nicer or more professional. They performed first dance songs perfectly, and struck the perfect balance of high-energy and dance music that we requested. There is not a better band out there!!!

  27. WeddingWire Review, September 4, 2016

    Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding the best night of our lives. I can’t even begin to tell you how many people told us that Nightsong was the best band they have ever heard, they wanted to know where we found you guys and the bands name. Everyone I have talked to since the wedding is still raving about you guys! The most important thing to Tom and I was the music. All we wanted was to be on the dance floor all night with our closest friends and family and that is exactly what we got. The statement, ” A band can make or break your wedding” could not be any more accurate and Nightsong made our night!! You exceeded every expectation we had and we really can’t thank you enough. If you are contemplating booking Nightsong, DO IT and you will never look back!!

  28. WeddingWire Review, September 3, 2016

    Nightsong was outstanding. We had so many family and friends asking about the band, they were so good. “Are they famous and we just haven’t heard of them yet?” “Nightsong played the tunes better than the original artists.” “That band (Nightsong) was so professional!” Nightsong made the dance time go too fast, they were so much fun and played so well.

  29. A Great time was had by all!!!!!

    Nightsong was outstanding. We cant count how many people commented on what a fun and talented band they were! They played great songs and had everyone out of their seats and dancing. We love their playlist and how engaged they are with the guests. The whole band seemed to be having a great time and their positive energy was felt by everyone in the room. They came highly recommended to us and we were just so impressed by their talent and enthusiasm. Also, I had attended a wedding where they played several years ago so when someone brought their name up I thought ” Of Course!! They had everyone dancing. Old and young!!”
    Thank you all so much for contributing so much joy to our special day and really making it a party!


  30. WeddingWire Review

    Nightsong was amazing from start to finish. More than one person said, “every song sounded like the original”, which alone is a high compliment. To couple that with the stage presence of Bennett (bandleader/ lead guitarist), singers, and actually the entire band, the band’s gracious attitude toward the audience, and an energy that burst out of Nightsong’s instruments and voices directly into each person in the room, made it a most memorable evening.

    I can’t thank Nightsong enough for working with me on the rap. It felt like a Lennon & McCartney collaboration. Nightsong made our band of misfits come off much better than I could have imagined. How they took my cryptic notes and made magic out of that moment was truly amazing.

    Nightsong made the dance floor the place to be. My wife and I have thrown a lot of parties over the years with bands, this being our first wedding. From now on, Nightsong is “our” band.

    Our wedding planner also loved working with Vickie from Entertainment Exchange. We will not have another event, wedding or otherwise without Nightsong. Our first call will be to Entertainment Exchange, and Vickie to find a date that fits Nightsong’s calendar. Can’t wait for the next one!

  31. WeddingWire Review, Recently Married

    NIGHTSONG made our wedding! They are the most talented and upbeat group of musicians, and everyone was on the dance floor all night long. If only the dance floor was bigger! I can’t even count how many times our friends mentioned how amazing they were. We would hire NIGHTSONG again in a heartbeat!

  32. WeddingWire Review, July 23, 2016

    We got married 3 weeks ago in the DC area and NIGHTSONG played at our cocktail dance reception.
    Right from the start of planning our wedding music was a priority. So much so that we had the band booked before we knew the venue or even the approach to how we wanted to celebrate this time in our lives. We decided to have a small family ceremony with a seated dinner on Friday evening. Saturday night we held a cocktail dance party where NIGHTSONG preformed for a larger crowd at the same venue.

    Considering the celebration was split between two evenings, we were a little nervous about how the flow would work. The band started playing right as our guests began to arrive for cocktails and heavy appetizers. The dance party did not really take full swing until later in the evening; however, NIGHTSONG played a set during the early part of the cocktail party that really spoke to the elegant affair we always envisioned. As the night went on, NIGHTSONG kicked it into high gear and once again their talent exceeded our expectations. They did such an amazing job working off the energy of the crowd that a lot of our guests said they were so good that it felt like they were at a concert not a wedding reception! At the brunch the next day it was clear the band blew everyone away.

    Bennett was so professional. We emailed about a month out and had one phone call. We discussed our concerns with the flow considering our two-day event at the same venue. Not only did he assure everything was going to be perfect but he sparked a new level of excitement as we started nearing our wedding day. NIGHTSONG was the first vendor we booked and easily one of the best decisions we made during the planning process. We highly recommend this band! They really did an outstanding job across the board.

  33. Cantrel wedding, July 2, 2016

    I would highly recommend booking the band Nightsong. Bennett, the Nightsong bandleader, followed up and even initiated conversations to find out about our specific timeline and the type of music we wanted. They could not have made it easier for me, as the mother of the bride. They were very professional and great to work with, available by email and phone. Nightsong was phenomenal! Once they started playing, the dancing never stopped. Our families and friends said Nightsong was the best band they have ever heard. Hands down, having Nightsong play at our daughter’s wedding was one of the best decisions we made. I can’t say enough about how amazing the the entire band, both singers and musicians, were. It made for an incredibly memorable evening .

  34. WeddingWire Review, June 18, 2016

    NightSong is THE BEST band! Hiring them for your wedding should be a no brainer! We have used them for 4 family weddings (because there simply is no one better) and all of our friends/extended family members immediately ask for their contact info once they get engaged. We still haven’t stopped getting compliments about them — by far the best band in the DC area. Every single guest at our wedding was dancing to NightSong until the very end of the reception and has yet to stop raving about them 🙂 If you want a fabulous, amazing, fun filled, unforgettable reception, you better have NightSong there!

  35. WeddingWire Review, June 25, 2016

    We can’t tell you how many text messages and comments we got that conveyed “Best Wedding Band Ever!”. NIGHTSONG absolutely crushed it– the dance floor was packed and full of energy! Their ability to read the crowd and play the appropriate songs was impressive. We very much appreciated the depth of NIGHTSONG’s song list and variety of music played throughout the night. If you’re looking for a top-notch band for your wedding or any other event, would HIGHLY recommend NIGHTSONG!

  36. Segall Wedding 05/29/16

    Jess said…
    Nightsong was our wedding band and they were absolutely AMAZING!!!!! Hands down one of the best bands around. They are all so talented, they kept the party going all night long, and interacted with the crowd which everyone loved!! We would give 10-stars if we could. Highly recommend and worth every penny!! Thank you Nightsong for an amazing night!!!

  37. Thanks Nightsong from Claire

    Hi Bennett,

    Thank you so much for the beautiful and touching song page! Our biggest highlight of the entire weekend is most definitely the band. After planning for so long and making all the little decisions I can surely say the best decision was choosing Nightsong! Speaking from a bride’s perspective, you made me feel at ease and I could trust you knew exactly what you were doing!

    You had everyone on the dance floor until the very end and even surprised us with an encore. All of our wedding guests raved about you all and could not stop talking about how much fun they had dancing. We will make up an excuse to have a big party just to use you again!

    Thanks for everything,

    Claire and Neofytos

  38. Nightsong is seriously the best band in the DMV…I would highly recommend them

    Wedding Wire review 05/7/2016

  39. The entertainment at any event often sets the tone. Bennett Scher and Nightsongs talented performers were at our daughter’s wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC. From the first arrangement until the finale the band and singers completed our evenings experience. In short, if you’re looking for a band with female vocals, talent and energy, these guys are somebody that you simple can’t ignore.

    Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Lazar

  40. WeddingWire Review

    Nightsong was fantastic. So many guests came up to say, “great band!” I knew that a memorable wedding reception party is all about the band. I was hopeful but a little anxious, because I had only seen and heard Nightsong on video. All expectations were exceeded. Everyone was drawn immediately to the dance floor when you started, and it continued all night long. Several guests came up afterwards and said it was the best wedding reception party ever. The music was so infectious the wait staff was dancing!

    I also appreciate how you took the time days before the wedding to talk and make sure you had everything ready in the program as we wanted it, which is a sign of your professionalism. I can’t recommend Nightsong highly enough.

  41. WeddingWire Review

    We had Nightsong perform at our wedding reception and they were the absolute best! We had almost every guest on the dance floor and I can’t tell you how many people have told me since the wedding how amazing the band was. They set the tone for the night and helped make it unforgettable. I would tell anyone that wants to dance the night away that this is the band for you – they were fun, energetic and all around fantastic musicians!

  42. Carolyn - WeddingWire Review

    The minute I heard Nightsong at a wedding in the fall of 2014, I knew that I had to have them for my wedding in Jan. 2016. There was absolutely no question that they would be the band my husband and I would select – to the point that we would have changed our wedding date if they were not available! They are, hands down, the best band that I’ve ever seen at an event! My husband and I both work in the event’s industry and have been to over 200 weddings/special events combined over the last 5 years and there is no band/entertainment like Nightsong! They are extremely professional, talented, personable and energetic! They MAKE the event and your guests will be blown away by their performance, energy and interaction with everyone on the dance floor. Our guests are still talking about them, weeks later – “Where can we see them again?” “Let’s host an event just so Nightsong can come and perform!” “WHERE did you FIND them?!” “They are the best band I’ve ever seen!!” “Some of the songs they sing sound better than the actual artist singing them!”. Working with Nightsong was the best decision we made for our wedding celebration. Thank you all for making our wedding so special, so much fun and so memorable!!

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