The Next Level
The Next Level

The Next Level

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Introduction: Variety! The Next Level plays the best dance music from the 60's to the present. Also, we can play as a 4, 6 or 9 piece group to match almost any need or budget. We cover the Carolinas, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, and Georgia. Our musicians have worked with Aretha Franklin, Barry Manilow, Darius Rucker, Temptations, Atlanta Rhythm Section, symphony orchestras, Broadway shows to cruise lines and many others. These guys can play! In many cases, our 4 piece group can play for not much more than a high-end DJ and there is a huge difference between the excitement of live music and a DJ. We can MC and have a great light show as well. We will bring the party! We love to perform and make people smile. Best job in the world!

Hired 9 times

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9 employees

7 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

Exceptional 5.0

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Joyce C.

Music Entertainment

This band is phenomenal, they kept everyone on the dance floor! We could not have expected them to be any friendlier, or more professional. Perfect choice! ❤️
Nov 5, 2018
Denise C.

Music Entertainment

The sound and variety was amazing. Our guests were happy we used The Next Level this year.
Nov 14, 2019
Emily M.

Music Entertainment

They were excellent! Would definitely use again and will recommend!
Jan 15, 2019
Diane S.

Working with the Next Level was a great experience - they are super friendly and accommodating and very responsive. They played at our reception and we also had a couple of them play at our ceremony so there were a lot of moving parts and they happily handled things. Their actual performances were amazing and incredible quality for what we paid. I spent a LOT of time researching bands because I wanted to have a GREAT band - it was my number 1 wedding priority - but also didn’t want to just pay something obscene. They so far exceeded my expectations in terms of the quality of the performance from the vocals to the lights to the song choice. So many of my guests were coming up to us asking the name of the band and saying how amazing they were. We had a huge crowd on the dance floor absolutely the whole night. I couldn’t have been happier with The Next Level
Oct 10, 2018
Ryan P.

The Next Level knocked it out of the park at our wedding reception! They were exactly what we were looking! They kept the energy and excitement going until the very end! Joe, the manager of the band, was very responsive and was able to facilitate any special requests. They even performed a song they had never heard of for our first dance. I highly recommend considering The Next Level for any event where you may be looking for a top notch live band. Thanks to all of the band members for helping to make our wedding day unforgettable!
May 18, 2018
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Prices depend on the time of year, venue, and our calendar. We do offer smaller versions of the group to enable us to cover a much wider price range. We have played 10k jobs with the full 9 piece group and much less with the 4 piece group.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    We will find out what the customer is looking for and what we can do to meet those needs and stay within their budget. We offer smaller versions of the band to accommodate almost any budget. We can also play more of a certain style, if that is what the customer is looking for. Even if a client wants just beach or just country, they will have a diverse crowd and it does work better to mix it up a little and make it more interesting, however, we can feature one style if needed.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    We have 13 music degrees in the group and decades of performing experience. Our musicians have worked with national recording acts (Aretha Franklin, Darius Rucker, the Temptations, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Barry Manilow and others), symphony orchestras, broadway shows and cruise lines.

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