Why should I hire you???
Because The Bobby Darling Show is one of the Northeast's most entertaining, experienced, and hottest dance/show bands around! We've brought our unique blend of high energy music and entertainment to every type of venue, from the most elegant black-tie weddings to corporate parties, nightclubs, schools, bus tours and charity events. Specializing in weddings and corporate events, we offer a wide selection of material proven to please guests of all ages and musical tastes.
Where have you played???
For over fifteen years, we've entertained groups ranging from intimate private gatherings of 40 to large music festivals throughout New England and the Northeast - from Killington, Newport and Nantucket to Manhattan, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.
What makes you different???
Bobby Darling, a hilarious front man with a knack for involving the audience. He'll have everyone engaged with his spontaneous wit, lively vocals & rockin' guitar.
Dr. Divine, world class violinist. He also plays guitar, flute, piano, mandolin and saxophone. Vocals, too.
Rev. Joe Nerney, phenomenal sax player, soulful vocals, and master keyboard player.
Sizzling vocalist Miss Helen Arbour sings everything from Ella to Aretha with style and panache.
Professor Jubilee, our funkmaster on bass and vocals (from Dave Mathews to Frank Sinatra)
National recording artist, Billy (the Clock) on drums will have you instantly out of your seat and onto the dance floor.
We have a wildly diverse repertoire, ranging from Queen's epic Bohemian Rhapsody (as a polka !), to the virtuoso fiddle classic Orange Blossom Special, as well as classic rock, jazz standards, and, when requested, hilarious musical comedy numbers. The Bobby Darling Show is sure to please every audience.
We are professional. We always show up.
Classical violin for wedding ceremonies and cocktail hours are also available upon request.
Who says you're so good???
Here's what some clients had to say about The Bobby Darling Show. All of them are willing to speak to you directly about their experiences with the band.
"Thanks...!! Everyone enjoyed your band so much. We had many people compliment us on your playing, and dancing to your sweet grooves was a definite highlight of our day. You guys rock! " Cecelia and Sam, Charlemont, MA August 2013
"...You guys were fantastic!!! It was so great to see so many people dancing... We heard many rave reviews & compliments on the band...you were great & we had so much fun having you...the ceremony music was beautiful and perfect! Much thanks to you all." Jen and Ken, Charlemont, MA June 2013
"Thanks a million for a great show!...we ALL had a great time. Your band is the talk of the town and I have been asked by many for your contact info..." Jacqui, Hadley, MA June 2012
"What can I say??????????? YOU GUYS WERE TERRIFIC!!!!!! The only thing more I can say, is to say it again………………….TERRIFIC. Funny, talented, professional, entertaining…….the list goes on and on. I heard so many wonderful comments. To mention just a few, “I could have listened to them all night”, “where did I get them?” “ I laughed my be-hind off” so many more. We will remember this show for many years to come. Thank you so much... " Fran, Tolland, CT May 2012
"You are both so talented!! It was an honor and pleasure to see you perform tonight. Thank you for spreading so much joy, you were fabulous! " Brenda, Vernon, CT April 2012
"Thanks to you for a fabulous show. Our folks loved it and are still raving about it. " Viv, Newport, VT October 2011
"We are still hearing from people on how much they loved your show!!!!! It was such a great night and your show was outstanding!!!!!!Thanks to you and Chris..." Sue, Northampton, MA July 2011
"My thanks to you, Chris and Helen for such a great time. You guys are like family, too, which made it even more special ... You are terrific musicians and entertainers. My gratitude for making it such a special event." Paul, Old Saybrook, CT May 2011
"I just saw your performance of "House of Wax" on our local cable access tv station, AOTV. I was blown away by your talent and by the high-energy, clever act you have... " Helene, Athol, MA May 2011
"You guys are AWESOME! Saw you at Tuckers in Southwick Friday night. That was my 84 year old mother shooting toilet paper all around the room. She can die happy now! Love you guys!!!" Ali, Southwick, MA May 2011
"I want to thank you so very much! Everyone has said it was the perfect "wrap up" for the evening. Just the right amount of time and the right mix of comic and music!! You are both incredibly talented... " Susana, W. Springfield, MA May 2011
"You two were fantastic as always! Everyone was raving about it...." Bill, Colchester, VT May 2011
"What an incredible show you two put on! I thoroughly enjoyed it and after 38 years of being in 'the business', I am not easily impressed. You two impressed me. You got me to laugh and you got me to sit down and literally watch & listen to your musical skills. Great stuff! " Corey, Stowe, VT April 2011
"Thanks for a great evening!! You two are not only talented and entertaining, but you are great people as well. " Jim, Wilbraham, MA Dec 2010
"Thank you for great music and a great time." Kathy and Tim, Bolton, MA October 2010
" Just wanted to thank you and Chris for a great evening last night at the Holly Barn. As people were departing they were commenting on how great you guys were...." Suzanne, Conway, MA October 2010
"Your band was the best I’ve ever danced to and I’ve been telling everyone how great you are." Trisha (mother of the groom), Fishers Island, NY, September, 2010
"Just wanted to thank you for the fabulous performance at my daughter's wedding. I keep getting calls about how much fun you added to the day. Much appreciated. " Pat, Sturbridge, MA August 2010
"...We had an awesome wedding. Thanks for all you did for us. See you soon." Marty, W. Springfield, August 2010
"Thank you for a fun-filled and memorable day. EVERYONE was asking about you two.... Your show was great, and we could see that you put your all into it. Thanks so much again. " Roseann and Marvin, Hartford, CT, August 2010
"...Everyone LOVED your show!! You are both such nice people, great performers and accomplished musicians. You really "made" the party for us and we hope that we get to see you again at another family party. Again, thank you so much--you both were terrific." Michele, Springfield, MA July, 2010
"THANK YOU! It was a wonderful show and we have received so many compliments on picking great entertainment. This show was as terrific as the one we saw in Niagara Falls...." Cheryl, Poughkeepsie, NY, April 2010
"Thank you so much for playing at our wedding....You were absolutely fabulous, and our friends and families haven't stopped raving about you guys. The song choices were perfect and kept everyone on the dance floor all night. Everyone had a great time. Thanks!" Jaqueline and Henry, Killington, VT, December 2009
"I just wanted to take a second to thank you and Chris and Helen for a great performance Saturday evening. The comedy was excellent and the music was great. Everyone has been telling me what a great show you guys put on. We’ll definitely be booking you guys next year for the 7th annual event." Rick, Westboro, MA, October 2009
"Thank you again for the fantastic job you did at the wedding! Everyone had such a good time dancing! Even though it was a hot night, everyone just stayed on the dance floor! ...We really appreciated having you and would highly recommend you to anyone." Lou, Killington, VT, September 2009
"Many, many people said that the party was the best they have been to in a very long time. Thanks so much for being the highlight." Marguerite, S. Hadley, MA, June , 2009
"Outstanding show!! You guys were great and your ability to "work" with the audience made for a fun filled evening. Thanks. " Dennis, Rockport, ME, June, 2009
"I just wanted to thank you for the great job you did on Friday night at The Pond House. You really know how to get a party going. Many thanks. " Ann, W. Hartford, CT, May, 2009
"Great job with the East Coast Group that was at the hotel last week. They may come back in the Fall just because they enjoyed The Bobby Darling Show so much. Thank you. " Ted, Rutland, VT, May 2009
"We really enjoyed the show. That was probably the best live version of Bohemian Rhapsody I've ever seen! And with just 2 guys doing all the parts! Amazing.... As a guitar player, I was impressed by the song where you both play the same guitar, rhythm and lead at the same time. Pretty cool. Anyway, thanks for a great show. I'll try to catch more shows." Bruce, Erving, MA, March, 2009
"I just wanted to let you know that we all had a blast at the retirement party. You guys did a wonderful job and had us in stitches!..."Shirley, Springfield, MA, January 2009
"...thanks so much for making the party a big hit! Everyone is still talking about how much fun they had. I am glad you both had fun and I need you to know that I had lots of fun too!!!..." Nancy & Charlie, Holyoke, MA
"I never knew my son was such a good reader of what makes a party! He told me he had to have your band. It was the thing that was non-negotiable... Everyone I spoke to had a great time - and they loved the band. So, I thank you for picking up the spirit of the two families and giving us a great performance." Carole, Old Wethersfield, CT
"...Everything was perfect, way beyond expectations and when you know that The Bobby Darling Band is going to be there, expectations start pretty darn high..." Rick and Kay, Bernardston, MA
"Please extend our HUGE thank you’s to Chris, Helen, The Professor, Rev Joe and Doug for an ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC party last night! What a great mix we all were! You folks just energized the entire room with your music!! Neither we, nor our guests can say enough fabulous things about you all! SPECTACULAR. Thank you!.... " Bob and Deb, Bernardston, MA
"...you guys totally rocked out at our wedding. Everyone, including us, loved you. Also, you guys were cool in dealing with all the impromptu confusion that went on. Peter and I had a great time, as did our guests. Thanks for everything! Amy, Halifax, VT
"Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding such a wonderful event. We had a fantastic day. The music was amazing and what a dance party we had! You guys were great!" Jessica and James, Groton, CT
"I just wanted to thank you for performing at our Christmas party. Everyone there enjoyed your show. You guys were great. The owner already said to keep you in mind for next year. Thanks again. ... "Karen, Northampton, MA
" It’s 3am and we just made it home from the party! Before we pass out I wanted to say thanks to you and Dr. Divine. Our 60/50 party was fabulous and you guys were totally awesome! " Lee, Lexington, MA
"I have gotten tons of calls and emails about how great you guys were- everyone had a blast. You really MADE the party!" Robin, Plum Island, MA
"Thanks to all the band for a great time. I have not heard you in awhile but you are all better than ever. My legs are still sore from all the dancing. The best party group I have heard in person..."Paul, Newport, RI
"...Your band made it the great event it was. We got nothing but rave reviews! Everyone had a ball! Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you!...." Sally, PA
"Thanks again for coming out to play...It was great fun and everyone had a blast...."Heidi, Fishers Island, NY
"Thanks so much for an awesome party! Everyone on Long Island is raving about the band and how great you are!... " Regina and Michael, Long Island, NY
"People are still talking about the party - it was the party of the summer! Hopefully we can convince you to come back out next summer... " Heather, NY
"You guys rocked the house! …The compliments have been rolling in every time we hear from the guests! People didn't want the night to end!....Tremendous thanks for helping to make our Wedding Day an outstanding event!"... Brian & Eileen, Gloucester, MA
" I wanted to thank you and the band for making my wedding THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE! I never wanted it to end. You are so fun, I just knew the dance floor would be packed all night, and it was. Our family and friends all tell us that our wedding was the most fun one they have ever been to. You all have so much talent and energy, I could not have asked for a better band....... The Bobby Darling Show made our wedding THE BEST WEDDING EVER! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. ...I can't wait to plan an anniversary party"... Sharon and Ed, Marshfield, MA
"...All of Fishers Island is still talking about how great you guys were. Thank you for being a part of that and for playing such fantastic music....everyone had an awesome time - I know my feet still hurt! Thank you! We'll have to get you back out for another party soon."... Heather, Fishers Island, NY
"..The music was absolutely fabulous and we received many compliments from all ages. The Bobby Darling Show made our wedding reception!"... Jen and Pete, Boston, MA
"You really made the day complete. Everyone enjoyed the music and commented especially on the entertainment factor, even the 80 year olds!"...Donna, Waltham, MA
"You guys were the best and I know you will get a lot more bookings in this area due to everyone loved you!! As the father of the groom said "You know it is a great party when the cops show up!!" No prob with that... they thought you were a great band also"... Marylou, Bennington, VT
" Once I booked the Bobby Darling Show for my wedding I knew there was one major element of the day I did not have to worry about...many of our guests are still commenting on how entertaining ,energetic, and great the band was at our wedding...I'd recommend them to anyone who wants a band that is fun, great to watch, listen to, and dance to - they really get the guests moving!" ...Liz, Wrentham, MA
" You absolutely made the day...we can't tell you how many people told us, " the best wedding band we've ever seen!" You could have played all night "... Amy and Scott, Killington, VT
"Our wedding was a great success thanks to you. You're the best! "...Dan and Roseanne, Wethersfield, CT
" Your band is wonderful. I was a very nervous bride and you kept the party going... You played the songs I asked you to learn to perfection - I would recommend you to everyone who wants a memorable occasion. " ...Kim, Raymond NH
" Their humor, ability to engage the crowd into their show and appeal to all age groups makes them the perfect band to play at a wedding."...Susan and Steve, Avon, CT
Every guest we spoke to felt the band was the highlight of the reception... extremely talented... What set the Bobby Darling Show apart from most other bands was the fact that they entertained in addition to playing dance music. " ...Kirk & Elaine, Clintondale, NY
" Everyone was enthralled...old and young were talking about the performance for months. The band made our wedding reception something special. " ...Ellen, East Longmeadow, MA
" The Bobby Darling Show was great for us! Wild, fun, talented...I recommend them all the time to people who like to have fun and who look for quality. " ...Betsy, Portsmouth, RI
" Great! I would definitely recommend the Bobby Darling Show to anyone looking for a wedding band...everyone enjoyed them. " ...Debbie, White Plains, NY
We enjoyed the relaxed comedy and how you drew the crowd together...we'd recommend you highly to anyone who wants to have a great time! " ...Melissa, Greenfield, MA
" The dance floor was packed the whole night! We would recommend The Bobby Darling Show for any occasion. You blend!! "... Joe and Karen, Ballston, NY
" We were absolutely thrilled with your performance. We would recommend you highly to anyone who is looking for a great band who knows how to get a crowd going...The Bobby Darling Band was excellent! They made our wedding a success. "...Linda and Mark, Norwood, MA
" I've known you guys for over 15 years and I still hired you to do my wedding. Need I say more? " ...Jay, Killington, VT
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