About this Vendor

Ohio's Premier Wedding and Event Party Band!

56DAZE is NOT a wedding band. We're an event band which happens to love doing weddings. (And we do a lot of weddings!) We pride ourselves in providing high energy, classy live entertainment for upscale weddings and parties. If you want your wedding to be a truly unique experience your guests will never forget, you've found the right band. 56DAZE has been performing weddings across the Midwest for over 13 years. We will work to understand exactly what you want and make sure you and your guests have the time of your lives! We have fun, so your guests have fun. We'll help you pull off an AMAZING event that will keep them dancing all night long. It is our commitment to excellence in service, sound, and performance which makes 56DAZE one of the top working event bands in the Midwest.


Price Range

$$$ – Moderate


Guitar, Harmonica, Keyboard, Percussion, Vocals

Music Genres

Country, Dance, Disco, Hip-Hop, Pop, R&B, Rock

Wedding Activities

After Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding

Wedding Categories

Live Music, MC Services, Recorded Music, Sound Equipment

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Contact Info


All the invitees talked about!

Reviewed on 10/26/2015 Lindsay J

The band was my second most important aspect of my wedding so I did a lot of research and was extremely nervous that all the videos I saw online would sound differently live. I actually found it to be the complete opposite with 56Daze, they were AMAZING!! Tony was extremely... Read More professional and always got back to me even if it was the smallest question. The band was on time and setup the stage to 'fit' the venue so it didn't take over the space or look cheesy with all the lights and backdrop. Their song choices are perfect and even take requests, also they didn't take many breaks, they actually played! So many weddings that I've been to the band takes a break every 5-6 songs, this was not the case with 56Daze. I got married this past June and everyone is still talking about my band!! Best decision I made, would definitely hire.

Reviewed on 10/05/2016 Tim G

Tony and the band were great to work with, fantastic and intuitive to every minute of the ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner and dancing! Strongly recommend as the best wedding band in NW Ohio, SE Michigan and beyond. Guests from LA to New Hampshire were boogieing and smiling from... Read More ear to ear. Highly endorse for any private or public event! Many thanks. Tim G.

Reviewed on 9/20/2016 Kate O

AMAZING! I cannot say enough positive remarks about Tony and 56 Daze. They are awesome!!! If you want your guests to be on their feet on the dance floor the entire night, this is the band for you! I could go on and on, but here are a few words from my father that explains it... Read More all: Tony & the 56DAZE band absolutely "topped-off" our Wedding. This band is personable, professional, accommodating, tireless and most importantly FUN! They kicked off the reception by managing the Bridal Party Introductions and never looked back. The dance floor was packed from 9pm-Midnight on every song! The band has a tight and big sound that is enhanced by a state-of-the art smart electronic sound system. They are happy to learn new songs and will follow a wide variety of requests that engages the crowd. The character trait that sets them apart is the fact that they care about the Bride and Groom. They never once complained about playing too long or asking if they could take a break. I quote Tony, "as long as they're out dancing like this, we're going to keep on playing, this is awesome." They care. The band arrived early and I personally saw Tony signing the first "Jenga" block by himself, he didn't know I saw him. As the FOB (Father of the Bride) I couldn't have been more proud of this band. I truly thank Tony & 56DAZE for making this FOB a hero forever in the eyes of his wife and daughter! Exceeded my expectations...Thank you....

Reviewed on 10/31/2016 Rebecca

I am so happy with our decision to go with 56DAZE for our wedding. I had always wanted a band but was unsure about spending the money. I would absolutely do it again. Tony was awesome to work with throughout the entire process. We were introduced to them when they played at... Read More my cousin's wedding the year before. They had everyone out on the dance floor and really set the mood for the entire night. We were completely blown away and booked them right away for our wedding the next year. They even learned the song to play live for our first dance! Thank you so much for all of your hard work, our wedding day wouldn't have been the same without you guys!

Reviewed on 10/31/2016 Mike H

56Daze was incredible. They kept the dance floor full the entire night. We had so many guests come up to us throughout the night to tell us how good the band was, and we are still hearing how great they were several weeks after the wedding. They were very flexible on... Read More everything from the setlist to the itinerary. They even allowed me to go up and play a song with them, which is something I will never forget. I would recommend them to any engaged couple in a heartbeat.

Reviewed on 10/31/2016 Lauren R

We loved working with Tony and 56Daze! They were professional, fun, and responsive during the planning process and made our wedding reception an absolute blast. Our guests are still talking about how great the band was and how much fun they had dancing all night. Highly... Read More recommend!

Reviewed on 10/31/2016

Tony was exceptional to work with....even learned a new song for the ceremony AND the reception. We turned the evening over to them and the dance floor was packed from beginning to end. The venue was quite surprised by the number of people at the end of the night....and I... Read More believe 56 Daze was the major reason for that. We are actually using them for our second daughter's wedding next year.

Reviewed on 10/29/2016 Liz T

These guys rocked! Music was a really important part of the night. We had so much fun and the dance floor was packed. Tony was easy to work with and very quick to respond. Thanks for the good time guys!

Reviewed on 10/26/2016 Randall H

56 Daze was incredible! Two of the primary things we wanted at the reception were good drinks and good music to keep everyone dancing and having a good time. 56 Daze kept everyone out there all night, playing a wide range of music that appealed to both young and older. What a... Read More great sound too, these guys are really skilled. The band was very professional and Tony was communicative with us throughout the entire process. I couldn't recommend them enough for a wedding, a terrific choice.

Reviewed on 10/24/2016 Katie M

56daze were great! They kept the guests dancing and having a great time the entire night. They are a must for any wedding!

Reviewed on 10/23/2016 Katie S

Tony and his crew had all our wedding guests on the dance floor all night! They had lots of energy and had great music!

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Reviewed on 10/28/2015

The band was wonderful! Everyone said how much they enjoyed listening to them and the songs were great! Thank you for being a part of our beautiful day!

Wedding Band

Reviewed on 10/27/2015 Elisabeth G

We hired 56Daze as the band for our wedding based on their awesome reviews from The Knot without even hearing them in person and they did not disappoint! They were a little above our budget, but we couldn't resist booking them from what we found about them online. Let me tell... Read More you.. it was worth every penny! We had a humongous dance floor and it was packed with people from age 6 to 60 the entire night. They were able to keep everyone entertained and took into consideration the songs we wanted to hear but also took into consideration our "do not play" list. By midnight when they were finished playing, the dance floor was STILL PACKED and everyone could have kept going for another hour with their music. The band was also a pleasure to work with. They are so nice and truly genuine people - by the end of the night they helped us find some items that our guests had left behind! I would recommend 56 Daze to anyone who is looking for a wedding band who will keep the crowd going and wants to have an unforgettable night.

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Reviewed on 10/27/2015 Meghan J

56Daze was an amazing choice for our wedding! We had not seem them live or had any recommendations from friends, but we really liked their song list and videos. They were extremely professional and easy to work with. They were reliable, and came through on all they promised. And... Read More most of all, they are extremely talented. The dance floor was packed the entire wedding, and people were telling us it was their favorite wedding band they had seen. I would recommend them to anyone. We were beyond happy with their performance!

Moffett/Buck Wedding

Reviewed on 10/20/2015

Wow! What a great Band! We strongly recommend 56DAZE. We booked this group sight unseen based on reviews. They were amazing! Full of high energy and they played an awesome mix of songs which were easy to dance to. The dance floor was always filled with our guests and no one... Read More wanted the evening to end. Even at the last song, no one left the dance floor so they played another song. Tony did a wonderful job as an MC, from introducing the wedding party to keeping a schedule for the event and having everything run smoothly. We highly recommend this group. You won't be disappointed.

Reviewed on 10/18/2015 Theresa H

56Daze killed it at our wedding. They exceeded my expectations in every way, even though I had already experienced and enjoyed them at a friend's wedding. They were a splurge, but they run the whole show. They basically MC the whole event and keep everything running on... Read More schedule (ie. dances, bouquet toss, garter, etc.). Not to mention how talented and fun they are!! They have a great list of songs to choose for, and guaranteed they will get everyone dancing, from your great aunt to your best friends from high school. I highly recommend them, and hope another one of my friends uses them so I can enjoy them all over again!!

May 2015 Wedding

Reviewed on 10/17/2015 Carey P

56Daze was a wonderful addition to our May wedding. I was adamant that we needed a band and 56Daze did not disappoint. Tony was amazing before, during and after the wedding and answered everything we needed. As my husband and I were awful at picking out songs, he provided a... Read More great list of suggestions and walked us through everything to make sure our wedding had the perfect feel. At the reception 56Daze played an awesome mix of old and new songs and kept us dancing way longer than expected. To this day, everyone still remarks on how much fun the band was! I highly recommend 56Daze simply for the fact that I hope you have as much fun at your reception as we did!

Absolutely AMAZING!

Reviewed on 10/16/2015

WOW! Really no other words can describe our experience with Tony and 56DAZE. They were professional, timely and most importantly, so so much fun! From the moment my new bride and I walked into the reception to the final farewell song, the entire band brought everyone to their... Read More feet to dance with a wonderful mix of new jams and old classic hits. They did a phenomenal job of directing the attention of the guests to different events, like cake cutting, first dances, and “special garment retrieval” songs. On a more personal note, I am the king of procrastination. So much so, that up until the morning of the wedding I hadn’t picked a garter toss song. Tony politely and calmly called while I was out for a run and helped me walk through some of the ideas I had in mind and help put together a show our friends and family are still laughing about. We’ve had numerous people approach us since the wedding and comment that “the band was amazing”, or “I hadn’t danced at a wedding in years, until tonight”. Needless to say, 56DAZE is an obvious choice for any wedding or private event. From top to bottom a class act that is sure to impress. We look forward to booking them again for our event! Cheers!

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Reviewed on 9/29/2015 Stephanie R

Let me start by saying, if you want to kick your wedding reception up a notch, hire Tony and 56 Daze. Early in our wedding-plan decisions, we decided we wanted our wedding to be an “event” and not just another wedding; these guys sealed the deal. Our initial contact with Tony... Read More was done through email, which led to a phone call. It was then that we realized the professionalism of Tony and that we would be in good hands with 56 Daze. When you hire 56 Daze for your event, you are not only getting a band, but an Emcee, DJ, and sound/lighting engineer all in one. Prior to the wedding week I had contacted Tony by phone and requested a meeting to go over the structure of the wedding… he was open to meeting in person or over the phone, whatever worked for us. We choose to meet face-to-face and after the meeting we realized that we had one-less worry for the day; as we all know, the emcee and/or entertainment can make or a break a celebration. During one of the phone conversations that I had with Tony leading up to our meeting, I had asked if they could learn a song (for future wife) that was not on their play-list, and if I (a drummer) would be able to sit in with the band during that song. He was totally open to the idea and they were prepared to perform that song in less than two weeks. In closing, the decision to hire 56 Daze was the icing on the cake for our wedding celebration. We had the perfect venue for entertainment and these guys left our guests wanting more. I have read other testimonials about the band and they are all true. There was not a time during the night when the dance floor was not crowded. If you want your wedding/event to be remembered, I would suggest that you hire 56 Daze; your ceremony will be in good hands. Thanks again guys for being part of our memorable day! The Mallords

Rockin' Good Time

Reviewed on 9/27/2015 Sara S

If you want to have a cover band with range that will give you an awesome experience, then you should definitely hire 56Daze. My wife and I checked them out beforehand and loved their sound. Tony was very easy to work with. He had the band learn our first dance song, which... Read More they nailed. They also learned and mastered a few others at our request. At the end of the night my cousin booked them for their wedding! Tony is the man! Book them while you can!!


Reviewed on 9/23/2015 Kerry C

Okay, seriously, Tony and 56DAZE were amazing. We've already had guests asking for their information to refer onto other couples planning their weddings...and we got married 2 weeks ago. We had a tricky outdoor backyard wedding and they did amazingly well accommodating to the... Read More environment. They also were set to stop at 11pm but I convinced them to keep playing another hour. If it wasn't for our transportation, our guests could have stayed listening and dancing for HOURS. They custom played a few songs, learned them just for my dad, which was awesome. They did a GREAt job with our dances. Each song sounded as if the real artist was performing it. I could go on and on, but if you have ANY doubts, don't. Book them. You will be SO HAPPY you did. I can't wait to plan another party and book 56DAZE again! Thank you Tony and the team for making our wedding night so special and memorable.

Highly recommended!

Reviewed on 9/21/2015 Lisa B

56 Daze made our wedding! The dance floor was packed all night and they kept it fun and high energy. We had multiple people approach us and compliment us on the band. Definitely recommend them!

Rocked the Party!

Reviewed on 9/21/2015 Chrissy G

Having Tony Poling and 56Daze perform at our reception was the best decision we made and definitely worth the splurge on our part! (one that we didn't regret) Tony was absolutely wonderful as he met with us personally to ensure the reception was tailored to us and our... Read More requests/needs. We received numerous compliments from our guests about the band at our reception and how they truly made the night special! I would highly recommend 56Daze for any party or reception, they are a class act! Thank you Tony and gang! Chrissy

Fantastic Band! Highly Recommend

Reviewed on 2/20/2015 Amy R

We booked 56 Daze for our January 2015 wedding based on friend’s recommendation. I knew I wanted a band for our reception, one that would perform songs that everyone at the wedding could dance to. My friend stated that at the wedding she attended, everyone from her aunt to... Read More her teenage children were out dancing. That got me interested, so I reviewed the videos and reviews they had online I was sold! Tony and the band members were super professional and responsive during all of our interactions with them. They were so easy to work with during the planning process and incorporated all of our requests. During my dad’s toast, he mentioned some lyrics of a Rod Stewart song. As soon as the speeches were done, Tony had the song playing in the background! My dad was so impressed by that gesture - they really went above and beyond. There were always guests out dancing during the reception - the mix of songs was great. We received many compliments on the band after the wedding. I would recommend 56 Daze to anyone in the area looking for something different than your standard DJ. 56 Daze brought so much more to our reception!

Great choice for a wedding band!

Reviewed on 10/26/2014 Suzie D

56 DAZE performed at my wedding last night...and they were AMAZING!!! They were very professional from start to finish. The band was extremely responsive during the initial booking process. Tony, the band's main contact, was great about answering emails, even late at night! He... Read More listened to what we wanted and was open to our ideas. They arrived on time, were speedy with set up and great from start to finish! They kept everyone dancing and did a great job reading the crowd. We couldn't have been happier with them!!


Meet The Manager

Tony Poling

Dedicated to making sure your day is perfect! At his own wedding 16 years ago, Tony hired a top-rated wedding band. On the day of the wedding, not only did the band show up and setup during dinner (clanging around and making noise), they also showed up with all different players (hired guns) including a missing KEY player which he had been working with. Tony knew 56DAZE could do better. This is why 56DAZE will always be setup before your event starts, be rehearsed, and will always have the same key players. We are a group of professionals working to make it the best day ever for you.