NightLife Band

Serving MD, DC, VA and East Coast, but have gig-will travel!

About this Vendor

We bring good music to life

NightLife Band is a super high-energy performance dance band that specializes in current music, as well as the best music from the 40s to present. No other band performs more current hits! No other band can top our "wow-factor." No DJ can entertain like this lively, choreographed show band. We handle every detail of planning a perfect wedding reception with expert care and professional advise. Let us make your day easy, perfect and the best ever!


Price Range

$$$$ – Expensive

Music Genres

Disco, Hip-Hop, Latin, Pop, R&B

Wedding Activities

Ceremony, Reception, Wedding

Wedding Categories

Live Music, Sound Equipment, Music

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Contact Info

Serving MD, DC, VA and East Coast, but have gig-will travel! (301) 237-9993

Reviewed on 8/31/2017

Ok Shelli & NightLife- you guys ROCK!! First heard you guys play at a CF Gala here in Baltimore and knew if we ever needed a band you would be the one we called- fast forward 3 years and one engagement later & the rest is party history! The dance floor was packed all night... Read More long & people are still talking about how great that band was- Seriously look no further than NightLife kick your event up to the next level!

2017-08-31T21:09:52 Response from the vendor

Thanks so much for having us for Breeda & Joe's wedding. It was a perfect day from soup to nuts! I'm so glad we met at the CF Gala and hope to see you for many more years supporting that great cause near and dear... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 7/02/2017 Shari S

If it's the best reception you want for your wedding or the best music for whatever the event may be NightLife is the band you want. I first heard them at a wedding reception about 10 years ago and could literally not keep dancing because I was so mesmerized watching Shelli... Read More and Kim sing and "bust their moves!" All it takes is their first song and your guests will be on the dance floor. So, last year when my son and his now bride said they wanted NightLife to play at their reception I was ECSTATIC!!!!! I have always felt music can make or break your event and our night was absolutely amazing and NightLife helped to make it amazing. Not to mention all of the help from Shelli all of the weeks leading up the the wedding. Thank you NightLife!!

2017-07-03T10:35:52 Response from the vendor

Thanks Shari! We knew we just HAD to be part of Frankie and Jess' big day when I first met you. You are a blast and all your details made a beautiful day for everyone. Thanks for choosing NightLife to make the magic happen! Love... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 6/15/2017 Ken S

NightLife, you rocked it. Thanks for being a part of our son's wedding at AVAM. Since first hearing you about 10 years ago, I've known you could make a ceremony special. Have received nothing but rave remarks on your performance, the dance floor was actually bouncing. And a... Read More special thanks for our special request, "Evergreen". It brought back fond memories for Jo and I of our wedding nearly 37 years ago. Love ya, and see you soon.

2017-06-15T14:13:31 Response from the vendor

Hey Ken, AVAM was the coolest venue and that was ONE FUN RECEPTION! We were so happy to be part of Jeff & Melissa's wedding day and I can't wait to perform for their one year anniversary party. ;) Love to you and Jo and... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 10/31/2017 Molly G

We are sooo happy we were able to schedule the night life to play at our wedding!!! We had seen them play at 3 other weddings and they blew us away. At the third wedding we attended, members of our family were also there as guests and before the night was over they insisted we... Read More reach out to the band to schedule them for our upcoming wedding. Luckily, it worked out perfectly! Shelli was very nice to work with - she was very accommodating of our special requests and also gave us helpful recommendations. They traveled from D.C. to central Pennsylvania, worked well with our venue in advance to ensure day-of set up went smoothly, and also collaborated with our cousin who provided the lighting and other audio equipment. Our guests were blown away by their vocals, dance moves and overall performance! They will forever be in our memories of our special day! We would recommend them to anyone and everyone!

2017-10-31T19:44:11 Response from the vendor

Hey Molly & know we wouldn't miss another great wedding in State College! You guys are our 'Home Away from Home' and it was our pleasure to perform at Toftrees Golf Resort. Thanks so much for having us and spread the word so we... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 10/31/2017 Emily S

Nightlife did such a great job at our wedding!! I can’t say enough good things about them. We received so many compliments from guests about how fun Nightlife was, how engaged they were, and what a good time folks were having because of the band. Shelli was extremely helpful in... Read More the weeks leading up the wedding, helping with timeline of the reception and flow of the wedding, and at the wedding, checking with us to make sure we were ready for introductions, cake cutting, etc. We really appreciated all the guidance and help, and we REALLY appreciate the awesome time everyone had because of Nightlife. Thank you!!

Reviewed on 10/30/2017 Danielle G

One word....AMAZING! The day after the wedding, we were trying to figture out a new party when we could get Shelli and the crew back. They played every song we wanted, got people dancing and even humored my aunt who is a nun, when she wanted to sing and dance with the band.... Read More Everyone had a great time and danced from beginning to end. However, most importantly, they were very professional and accomodating. We held our event at a small, intimate venue that was not accumosted to doing weddings. Shelli worked with the proprietors to ensure they were comfortable with the band's set up while meeting our vision for the evening. If you are thinking about hiring them, don't think twice. This is one wedding decision that is easy to make.

2017-10-31T19:46:22 Response from the vendor

Hey Danielle! I absolutely fell in love with the crazy dancing nun. It was clear from the start that even though we were working in a very tight space, it wasn't going to hold back the fun and dancing. We had a blast and can't... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 10/26/2017 Morgan B

Nightlife was the LIFE of the party! Not only was communication before our wedding seamless with Shelli but they really understood exactly what we were looking for. It was important for us that everyone attending our wedding (ages 18-80) was on the dance floor at all times and... Read More they certainly kept the party going into the night. Thank you nightlife for making our wedding night so fun- people still talk about it a month later! XO

Reviewed on 10/25/2017 Greg B

Can't say enough great things about NightLife. Shelli and the crew are amazing, and everyone that attended our wedding commented that it was the best band they had ever seen at a wedding. Absolutely amazing!!

Reviewed on 8/30/2017 Breeda M

NightLife was better than I could have ever imagined for our Wedding. I can't tell you how many compliments I've gotten from guests afterwards...Our dance floor was packed the entire night. They have incredible energy and are so helpful during the planning process. I HIGHLY... Read More recommend booking them!

Reviewed on 8/08/2017

THE BEST BAND EVER!!! Shelli and the band are absolutely AMAZING!!! Every one had such great time at the wedding, and the dance floor was packed the whole night. Both our guests and several staff members at The Four Seasons commented on the electrifying atmosphere Shelli (the... Read More band lead singer) created. Also, she is the best wedding emcee I've ever seen. Highly, highly, highly recommend! We had a blast. THANK YOU!!!

2017-08-08T15:27:13 Response from the vendor

Thanks so much for the props on doing the Emceeing, too! And don't forget the kicking Up-Lighting we provided. I think the whole night was phenomenal. Gorgeous weather, beautiful bride and groom, excellent choreographed 1st dance, excellent food, drink and decor....and oh yeah, the band... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 6/19/2017 Liddy C

Hands down, the best band EVER... Shelli and the fellas are top notch! I am so thankful we were able to have them for our wedding! XOXO

Reviewed on 5/31/2017 Ruthie M

No exaggeration, this was the best money I've ever spent. I would give 100 stars if I could. I love to dance, and used to hit dance clubs every week in my teens and twenties (for reference: that was in the mid-90's to late 00's, and I love pop, hiphop, funk, reggaeton,... Read More world music - anything with a beat). So I really wanted a packed dance floor at our reception, but wasn't sure we could/should spend so much on a band. As the date got closer, I couldn't resist and decided to check into it. I think we contacted JJ&T Entertainment only 6 weeks before the wedding! We sent a list of some of our favorite artists to give an idea of our music preferences, and they quickly replied with several options. All of the bands they sent us looked cool, but we were most impressed by Nightlife's very professional video. They seemed high-energy without being too cheesy, and their video showed they could do a wide range of styles of music. Nightlife turned out to be AMAZING. It was cold, rainy and muddy, plus there was a bad generator cord so the power kept flickering in the tent. But they were such pros that they saved the whole evening. After the ceremony, we went into the house for family photos - and I was worried because the weather had slowed down the caterers and appetizers hadn't been served yet. But when I peeked outside, I was surprised to see the tent was already rocking - Nightlife had everyone jumping around. This band is so engaging!! They came out and mingled with everyone and kept the energy high. The kids loved them - one 9-year old guest was entranced by the singers and copying their dance moves, and next thing I knew they had her up on stage with them! We had a wide range of guests - blue-collar folks, teachers, lawyers, millenials, Gen Xers, boomers, and grandmas in their 80's - and they were all bopping around. My shy relatives, who answered their invites with "I'll come as long as you don't make me dance," were grooving all night. Even my groom's Southern Baptist cousins got on the floor! (I should also mention that the band kept a good eye on the crowd... when the grandmas went to bed and the college friends brought out the jello shots, the music shifted accordingly). When the band took a well-deserved break, they put on a bunch of artists we had mentioned we liked - I think they'd created a custom playlist of recordings for us! We had lots of changes to the schedule due to the weather: we had to cancel the end-of-the-night bonfire, and everything was running an hour behind. And because the wedding was on the same date as the March for Science, we did a "wedding march for science" thing that we didn't really explain to the band in advance. But the musicians rolled with all the craziness seamlessly and cheerfully! Throughout the night, everyone kept saying, "Where did you find this band?" By the end of the night, they were saying, "Best wedding EVER!!" And I don't think they were doing this just to flatter us, either - many folks stayed much later than expected, and got hotel rooms instead of driving home as planned. It was a FANTASTIC experience overall. I am just hoping that my newly engaged friend will hire Nightlife so I can dance my tail off again soon!

2017-06-01T12:08:44 Response from the vendor

Hey Ruthie!! How's my girl? Thank you so much for this amazing review...WOW! You really took the time to mention so many important factors about the customer service aspect of NightLife, as well as, how we kept it HOPPIN'! I love that. We do try... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 5/02/2017 Sharon W

Once again The NightLife Band provided the music for our annual Valentine's Gala Fundraiser at the Columbia Sheraton Hotel. They are a crowd favorite at this event, providing softer music during dinner followed by two wonderful dance sets. We usualy have the 4-piece band that... Read More produces a full sound and puts on a great show. We have a wide varienty of ages at our event and everyone has a good time. The dance floor is packed the entire evening. I coordinate this event and I find the band leaders to be extremely accommodating and easy to work with. We definitely plan to have them back again next year.

2017-05-02T19:09:01 Response from the vendor

Hey Sharon, Thanks so much for the kind words. We love that you are a loyal NightLife customer and we can't wait to spend our next Valentine's Day with your Rotary Club. Rock on, Sister! Shelli

Reviewed on 4/24/2017 Jean F

What most impresses me about NightLife Band is their professionalism. They're not only fun - and make your event fun - they truly care about giving you exactly want you want. Shelli really listens to you! The band not only provides music and entertainment that perfectly match... Read More your event, they ensure they provide everything you need to personalize the event to make it what you want it to be. And they support you through it all! We depend on them to make our events memorable and polished and they've never let us down. We'll keep booking them for all our events!

Reviewed on 11/01/2016 Shawnna W

NightLife helped make our wedding extremely memorable for us and our guest. They got everyone onto the dance floor and played a little something for everyone. People are still talking about the music at our wedding.

Reviewed on 10/31/2016 Courtney N

Nightlife Band is absolutely amazing! Exceeded all expectations. For a party of 800 plus people, they had the crowd dancing and truly engaged. Shelli is an absolute gem- we can't wait to have them back next year :) Thank you, thank you, thank you Nightlife for making our... Read More Pumpkins on the Green event the best one ever!

Reviewed on 10/31/2016 Sherry H

We have hired Shelli and the Nightlife Band on more than one occasion. We would consider no other! They are so flexible, so easy to work with, and really get the party going! They can cater to any theme and any group of people. Great voices AND great entertainers!

Reviewed on 10/28/2016 Lauren E

Nightlife is the most amazing band- for any event, especially weddings! For my wedding finding the right band was really important and I did a lot of research to not only see bands perform ahead of time, but I thoroughly watched band videos, and read all the reviews. Even before... Read More we hired Nightlife I went to check them out at a performance and I was blown away because Shelli was in the middle of the dance floor with everyone else at the event! She was the exact same way at our wedding- singing and dancing with everyone in the crowd. Thee Sax player Kurt came into the crowd to join us and get down, and one of the other members of the band was so sweet and talked with us at the head table. They are the most fun and energetic band that you could ever ask for and not only that but they are true musical artists.My wedding guests told me repeatedly during and after the wedding was how incredible Nightlife was- I had so many people ask me for their name. One of the biggest compliments was that Nightlife sounded so professional- they aren't just a "wedding band" they are true artists that are able to play all your favorite songs and sound exactly like the original songs. I loved that they can do all kinds of music- from the oldies, to the most current hits. More than anything what I love about Nightlife and Shelli is that they really enjoy their work and it's so much fun having them at your wedding. A lot of the other bands I looked at seemed to be doing it just as a job and almost seemed bored- but not Nightlife- they love what they do and it shows. I'm so grateful to Shelli and the entire band for the incredible performance and fun they showed us. They made our night the best night of our lives. Thank you, Night Life, I wish we could get married again and have you there!

Reviewed on 10/25/2016 Michael T

Shelli and the NightLife Band are the bee’s knees. They have become somewhat of a family and friend tradition. Anyone that has seen them, will inevitably hire them for an event of their own. Yes, they are that good. They have mastered their trade and were absolutely necessary at... Read More our wedding. Thanks Shelli, you’re the best!

Reviewed on 10/19/2016

NightLife is a real show stopper! Sawyer Wealth Management has used NightLife as our band for ten years now. They have performed amazing at every event from our wedding to our children's graduation parties and even our semi annual client parties. We have had a blast working... Read More with them and dancing the night away every time. If you are in the market for a band there is no other option then Night Life. They are like family to us just like I'm sure they would become to you as well. We couldn't imagine celebrating an event without them !

2016-10-19T13:33:36 Response from the vendor

Hey Jeanette, thank you my sister! We do feel like family and it makes our day when we know you guys are throwing a party. Can't wait to see you soon! Blessings to you and your beautiful family. Shell

Reviewed on 10/19/2016 Penny C

Fabulous experience with this band! There really is no one else like them in the area. If you're looking for professional, prompt, and experienced this is what you want. Our event was so much fun because of them!!

Reviewed on 10/18/2016 Kelly C

The NightLife band was fantastic! We are so happy that we were able to book them for our event. Everyone was dancing and had a great time. Thank you for your energy and awesome music!

Reviewed on 10/09/2016 Erin M

NightLife equals amazing! If your looking for a band to get your guests on the dance floor this is your band. Their energy is non stop and their talent is outstanding. All I really cared about at my wedding was to have a good time and to dance the night away. Thanks to... Read More NightLife my dream came true. Even my guests that dont dance were on the dance floor. Everyone raved about them during and after the wedding. Shelli was a pleasure to work with from the start to finish. She is very responsive and made me feel at ease along the way. She was very accommodating and made the whole process very easy. I highly recommend this band they will not disappoint.

2016-10-09T18:51:11 Response from the vendor

Hey Erin & Paul, we had a blast at the beautiful home of the Burnett's for your wedding. Gorgeous night, gorgeous home, gorgeous couple...I mean really? It was like we stepped into a fairytale! Thanks for having us. We loved being part of your special... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 9/08/2016 Tricia B

NightLife was absolutely amazing!!! Totally made our event special and hugely successful!! Everyone danced the entire time.

Reviewed on 8/22/2016

Each year our organization hosts a Luau as a fundraiser and since 2014 we have used NightLife as our band. When someone is this good you are a fool to go with someone you don't know... Shelli (band leader and main contact) is not only incredibly talented, but sooooo easy to... Read More work with and a real sweetheart. She is extremely flexible and it is very important to her that we, as the client are happy, but gets the crowd going too. She knows how important this fundraiser is so she is quick to tell guests to check out the raffles, silent auction, support the organization, etc. Love them so much we use them for our spring event, which is a wine dinner. Completely different venue and style, more dressy and low key and NightLife has no problem is switching gears to start out mellow during cocktails and dinner, ramping the party up afterward. Always leaves the die-hard dancers wanting more at the end of the night. Love, love, love this band!

2016-08-22T21:04:06 Response from the vendor

Claire, we wouldn't miss your Luau Fundraiser! It's always a great time with fantastic food and drink but the fact that Calvert Hospice makes a huge difference in people's lives when they need it the most is hugely important! Keep up the incredibly important work... Read Less Read More


Meet The Manager

Shelli Lord

I began singing in NightLife in the 90's and then became the owner/leader over 10 years ago. It has been a huge blessing and I LOVE what I do. I know the performance side of entertaining, but I am also an expert in scheduling, client relations, and creating perfect events from the opening notes of the ceremony music, through gorgeous cocktail hour music, to the packed reception dance floors. I know how to run a great event and happily guide my clients through the planning process to ensure an excellent party with your specific music choices. Each NightLife event is different and special!