Dennis Winge /The Way Band
Dennis Winge /The Way Band

Dennis Winge /The Way Band

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Introduction: Customizing the Perfect Music for Your Event... What makes “The Way” band unique? We are not a “cookie-cutter” wedding/ event band that plays the same songs the same way every time. Rather, we are a fun, creative, spontaneous and lively group of seasoned professionals who love to play and love to make people happy. We have a huge repertoire of material from many genres from classic and modern rock to Motown to jazz and some country, and we completely customize the instrumentation and repertoire to suit your event perfectly. For private parties, we customize the repertoire and instrumentation to suit your event. Typically for a wedding or corporate event, we play jazz or soft-rock during the cocktail hour that serves as superior background music that is interesting to listen to but not too in your face. But when it comes time that people are ready to dance, it’s all about the funk, Motown, rock and boogie that will keep people movin’ and groovin’. The main strength of “The Way” is in serving your event at every moment the best it can possibly served musically. How do we do this? Our decades of experience as pro musicians (some of whom have played in many countries as well as Carnegie Hall and the LA FAME Awards), gives us the ability to “read” the crowd and respond accordingly with the perfect song at every moment. Further, each member of the group also plays in other bands and brings fresh, creative ideas to the table every time we play. So, if you are looking for a real first-class band that is also totally fun and ready for anything; if you want a group that will get people asking “Wow where did you find this band?” then look no further. This, to us, is “The Way” it should be. The video shows the trio portion of the band but for weddings and corporate events we usually add a keyboardist/vocalist and a saxophonist to the line-up. In having this type of flexibility of playing with 3, 4 or 5 musicians, we can easily meet venue and/or budget requirements for any event. We LOVE to play. I personally have been performing since I was 16 years old. I have played at Carnegie Hall, the L.A. FAME Awards, and many other venues.

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

Exceptional 5.0

25 reviews


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Eric C.

Music Entertainment

We thoroughly enjoyed having The Way Band at our campground! They were a huge hit! I would highly recommend them for any occasion. They had a wide selection of music they played from, were extremely interactive with the audience and sounded amazing! Top-notch!
Aug 25, 2021
Rosanna B.

Dennis Winge performed at our private party. He was professional, responsive and beyond talented. His music was the perfect background for our garden party. I highly recommend him!!!
Aug 30, 2021
Arib R.

Music Entertainment

Dennis did an excellent job performing for a surprise proposal. He learned two new songs that I requested and played them to perfection. He also did quite the acting job to help sell the surprise. I could not have been more pleased with Dennis’s musical performance and would highly recommend him for any events!
Sep 7, 2020
Erika B.

Dennis is an incredible musician and person. He was quick to respond on emails, flexible during our pandemic postponement scheduling process, and willing to take our special requests for music. We received so many compliments from guests on Dennis' acoustic guitar during our ceremony and the band's renditions of hits from Van Morrison, Grateful Dead, and Eric Clapton during our cocktail hour. I would hire Dennis and his band again in a heartbeat. Here is a video of music highlights during our wedding:
Jul 8, 2021
Robin O.

We hired Dennis and his band, The Way, for our party and they did not disappoint!! Super talented!! The variety of music was great, he was very engaging with the crowd and super nice!! This event was the first annual...and we will definitely be asking Dennis back next year.
Jul 7, 2021
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Dennis Winge


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

    This can vary based on customer preference. However, after an initial quote is sent, there is usually a follow-up call to negotiate and/or clarify details. After that, either a contract or just a confirmation email confirms all the particulars regarding the event.

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

    I have been peforming professionally since I was 16 years old and I have been teaching for over 15 years.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    I have played for Andrew Cuomo, David Dinkins, Rudolph Giulliani, etc. but mostly I work with everyday folks like myself :)

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