The Sid Miller Dance Band, a twelve piece powerhouse, has enjoyed years of success providing thousands of clients with high energy performances and tremendous musical excellence. The Sid Miller Dance Band performs the latest dance hits and pays tribute to the standards of the 30’s and 40’s as well as the classic dance hits from the 50’s through today. This mixture of timeless, elegant, and high energy music has created over a thousand memorable parties over the span of more than 25 years.
Sid Miller Dance Band: Philadelphia Award Winning Dance Band
Sid Miller Dance Band Philadelphia – History and Awards
For three consecutive years, the Sid Miller Dance Band was awarded the highest praise from the national magazine, Modern Bride, when it named Sid Miller Dance Band one of the best party bands in the United States. The band also recently earned the Philadelphia Daily News/Inquirer/Philly.com’s Readers Choice Award in “Best Live Wedding Entertainment” and also received an award from CBSPhilly.com where it named the Sid Miller Dance Band one of the best party bands in the Tri-State area. In addition, the Sid Miller Dance Band has been given the honor of receiving both the Brides Choice Award and the Couples Choice Award, which are given to wedding professionals who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism. The award is based on reviews regarding the SMDB from brides and wedding professionals. The recipients of this award represent the top 5% of wedding professionals within the National Wedding Wire Network.
Superstar Tina Fey selected the Sid Miller Dance Band to be the band to perform at her wedding reception. In addition, Sid Miller Dance Band has had the honor of performing for the President of the United States, George W. Bush, New York State Senator, Alphonse D’Amato, and Vice President, Joe Biden. The band was also selected to perform at the R&B Foundation Awards VIP Party, honoring such greats as Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Patti Labelle, President of Motown, Berry Gordy, as well as the legendary songwriters Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. The Sid Miller Dance Band was also the featured band at the event honoring seven-time Grammy winner, Burt Bacharach.
The Sid Miller Dance Band is excited to announce the addition of Arturo Stable, a Cuban master percussionist and composer. In 2001, Stable received a scholarship to study at the Berklee College of Music where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree. Arturo also holds a Master Degree from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He is currently endorsed by Meinl Percussion and is also the Chair of the Hand Percussion Department at the University of The Arts in Philadelphia.
We are also excited to have Nicole Tranquillo back in the band. Nicole was a semi-finalist in the 2007 season of American Idol. She currently teaches at the University of the Arts. She is thrilled to be with the band and is looking forward to creating wonderful memories for our clients and their guests.
One of the Best Dance Bands in Philadelphia and the Tri-State Area
The Sid Miller Dance Band has performed at special events and parties from Martha’s Vineyard to Jupiter Island, Florida including elegant affairs at the Kimmel Center and all of the five-star venues in the Philadelphia area. The Sid Miller Dance Band members have performed with such legends as The Roots, Jay Z, John Legend, Herbie Hancock, Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson, Patti Labelle, Smokey Robinson, Sister Sledge, Bon Jovi, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Teddy Pendergrass, Chaka Khan, Billy Paul, Boyz II Men, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, The Neville Brothers, The Ojays, The Delphonics, David Letterman Band, Kool and The Gang, The Stylistics, Tito Puente, and Reggae Legend, Toots and the Maytalls.
There are many reasons to choose the SMDB for your special celebration besides the world-class talent of the musicians and vocalists in the band. Here are just a few:
1. The SMDB has consistency and longevity – Almost all of the members of the band have been with Sid for over ten years.
2. Sid will meet with you personally and together he’ll discuss every detail of your event. He’ll also encourage you to call him directly seven days a week whenever you have any questions.
3. You can choose as many songs that you want the band to perform from the band’s extensive song list of over 500 songs. The band will also learn up to three songs that are not on their list.
4. Sid will always be at your special evening leading the band, coordinating with the maitre’d, photographer and videographer to make sure that everything runs seamlessly and that the dance floor stays packed!
One of the Best Dance Bands in Philadelphia
When you choose the Sid Miller Dance Band for your special celebration, you will undeniably benefit from the highest standard of professionalism, integrity, and entertainment. The satisfaction of deeply pleasing people through music and dance is what motivates Sid and the members of the Sid Miller Dance Band. That is why, year after year, Sid continues to create one amazing party after another!
Sending a huge thank you for truly making our wedding reception what it was. Your band was spectacular. We have heard from dozens of friends and family who can't stop raving about how incredible the band/music was. "The best I have ever experienced" is the usual comment. And we completely agree!
The pace of the songs, the mixing in the of the slow songs...everything was just perfect.
We are still blown away by your band's ability to learn the live version of "Mirrors" in a week's notice. Every single note was exactly how the live version was on SNL and Jane and I discussed that we actually think your band executed it better than Justin Timberlake himself!
I would be more than happy to write a review/testimonial for your website if you would like me to.
Thanks again for being so easy to communicate and coordinate with prior to the wedding and for giving us the party we always dreamed of. We will never forget it.
All Of Our Best,
Micah and Jane
Sid Miller Dance Band did an amazing job for our wedding! We wanted our guests to really have fun and party - and the band created the perfect atmosphere. All of our guests raved about the music and the energy of the band. Sid was very easy to work with and very accommodating. No detail was overlooked.
After hearing the Sid Miller Dance Band do an incredible job at my brother's wedding years ago, they were one of the first vendors we booked after getting engaged. Sid is a true professional and absolutely incredible at what he does - a bandleader is important not only for great music, but also in determining the "flow" of the evening, and he surpassed our (very high) expectations in both. The band as a whole was equally fantastic, reading the music tastes of the crowd and delivering an incredible, high-energy performance that our guests are still talking about. Six weeks later, the band is still what we're getting the most compliments on! I could not recommend the Sid Miller Dance Band more enthusiastically... They are well worth the investment for a truly memorable night!
- Gabriela and Mike
The Sid Miller Dance Band was awesome! So many guests commented on how fantastic our band was. One of the greatest things about them is that they really engaged everyone at our wedding by coming onto the dance floor and singing and dancing. We selected a lot of songs for our playlist which they pretty much followed. Sid was great to work with and met with us in person about 5 months before to get to know us and help plan the format of the wedding. They were totally fantastic and I absolutely would recommend them to anyone!