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Female Vocal, Male Vocal, Guitar/Vocal, Keyboards, Bass, Drums, Trumpet


Dance Candy

When people want to dance, Dance Candy delivers the good stuff. This seven piece band features top-shelf talent, fresh energy and a song list as sweet and varied as a box of chocolates. From Aretha and Stevie to Justin and Britney, Dance Candy dishes out irresistible grooves all night. The members of Dance Candy are among the leaders of the influential and tight-knit Richmond VA music scene. This band features an unstoppable charisma from male and female vocalists, incredible chops from a dyn . . .


Africa - Toto
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
Ain't Too Proud To Beg - The Temptations
All About that Bass - Meghan Trainor
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
American Girl - Tom Petty
Another One Bites The Dust - Queen
Ants Marching - Dave Matthews Band
Are You That Somebody? - Aaliyah
Autumn Leaves - Bill Evans
Back That Thing Up - Juvenile
Back to Black - Amy Winehouse
Bad Guy - Billie Eilish
Beat It - Michael Jackson
Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Birdland - Weather Report
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
Boogie On Reggae Woman - Stevie Wonder
Boogie Shoes - K.C and the Sunshine Band
Brick House - The Commodores
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Butterfly - Herbie Hancock
Cake By the Ocean - DNCE
Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Ceora - Traditional
Circles - Post Malone
Come Together - The Beatles
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Crazy in Love - Beyonce
Creep - Radiohead
Crush On You - Junior Mafia
Cupid - Sam Cooke
Da Butt - EU
Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Don't Know Why - Norah Jones
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Don't Stop It Now - K.C and the Sunshine Band
Don't Stop the Music - Rihanna
Drunk in Love - Beyonce
Dynamite - Taio Cruz
Feels So Good - Chuck Mangione
Float On - Modest Mouse
Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Get Down On It - Kool & The Gang
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
Hang Up Your Hang Ups - Herbie Hancock
Happy - Pharrell
Hard To Handle - Otis Redding
Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
Hit Me Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
Home - Phillip Phillips
Hot In Herre - Nelly
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - James Taylor
I Can't Help It - Michael Jackson
I Gotta Feeling - Black-Eyed Peas
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over - Lenny Kravitz
It's Love - Jill Scott
It's Your Thing - Isley Brothers
Juice - Lizzo
Killing me Softly - The Fugees
Kiss - Prince
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Life After Love - Cher
Lights - Ellie Goulding
Living On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Locked out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Love on the Brain - Rihanna
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Maniac - Michael Sembello
Mary Jane - Rick James
Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin
Mercy Mercy Mercy - Joe Zawinaul
Miss You - Rolling Stones
Misty - Erroll Garner
Mr. Brightside - The Killers
Mr. Clean - Freddie Hubbard
Mr. Magic - Grover Washington
My Favorite Things - John Coltrane
My Funny Valentine - Duke Ellington
My Girl - The Temptations
No Diggity - Blackstreet
No One - Alicia Keys
Oh What a Night - Frankie Valli
Old Town Road - Lil Nas X (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus)
PYT (Pretty Young Thing) - Michael Jackson
Party in the USA - Miley Cyrus
Play that Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Poison - BBD
Pony - Ginuwine
Raise Your Glass - Pink
Reach Out, I'll Be There - The Four Tops
Red Clay - Freddie Hubbard
Red Red Wine - UB40
Redbone - Childish Gambino
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
Royals - Lorde
Saving All My Love for You - Whitney Houston
September - Earth, Wind & Fire
Sexyback - Justin Timberlake
Shakedown Street - Grateful Dead
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
Shout - Isley Brothers
Shut Up and Dance - Walk the Moon
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Sing a Song of Song - Kenny Garrett
Single Ladies - Beyonce
Sissy Strut - The Meters
Sky High - Big Gigantic
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
SpottieOpieDopalicious - Outkast
Stand by Me - Ben E. King
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Sugar Pie Honey Bunch - The Temptations
Super Freak - Rick James
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Take On Me - Aha
Tell Me Something Good - Chaka Khan
That's The Way I Like It - K.C and the Sunshine Band
The Hora - Traditional
The Sidewinder - Lee Morgan
The Way - Jill Scott
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
This Is How We Do It - Montell Jordan
Thong Song - Sisqo
Thriller - Michael Jackson
To Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan
Trap Queen - Fetty Wap
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Truth Hurts - Lizzo
Turn the Lights Down Low - Bob Marley
Tyrone - Erykah Badu
Umbrella - Rihanna
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Use Me - Bill Withers
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Virtual Insanity - Jamiroquai
Vogue - Madonna
Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker
Waiting For the World to Change - John Mayer
Walking on Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves
We Can't Stop - Miley Cyrus
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Wonderwall - Oasis
Working Day and Night - Michael Jackson
Yeah - Usher
You Are the Best Thing - Ray Lamontagne
You Got the Love - Chaka Khan
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Feature Video
Ballads & Love Songs
Live: Rock With You (Michael Jackson)
Live: Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars)
Live: No Diggity(Backstreet Boys)


Dance Candy Full band formal promotional photo
Dance Candy Band performing live at wedding reception in a barn
Dance Candy lead female singer performing live at a party
Dance Candy male and female singer performing live with horns at a corporate event
Dance Candy live performance for guests at a wedding in a barn
Dance Candy lead male singer performing live
Dance Candy crowd dancing and clapping to live band performance
Dance Candy male horn player performing live at a concert
Dance Candy band performing live at a private event with warped  photography
Dance Candy Full band promo photo
Dance Candy male and female singer singing at a live private event
Dance Candy guests at a wedding dancing and being entertained by the band


From: Yolanda
Date: Tue, Jun 11, 2024 at 11:16 AM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy
To: Mike Miglino

Hi Mike,
Thank you so much for this followup.
The band was absolutely amazing!! The guests had nothing but good things to say about them. They were very accommodating when we had to tweak the timeline a bit and also returned promptly after their scheduled break.
They were very professional and they setup in a timely manner. I would definitely recommend again to anyone.
Again, thank you so much!!

From: Grace Saunders
Date: Tue, Jan 16, 2024 at 2:17 PM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy
To: Mike Miglino

Hi Mike,
Thank you for your message. Dance Candy was amazing! Wonderful to work with and they put on a great performance. Several of our guests commented on how talented they were. No complaints at all and would definitely recommend to others!
Thank you!
Grace and Bridgette

From: Ali Moore
Date: Wed, Nov 22, 2023 at 8:13 AM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy
To: Mike Miglino

Hi Mike!
We had so much fun with Dance Candy! As soon as we asked for upbeat music they pivoted and everyone was on the dance floor! Their energy and talent was on display all night long. No one wanted the night to end! We would absolutely book Dance Candy again and recommend them to friends and family.
Working with you was also so easy, I knew I could reach out at any moment with questions or concerns. Thank you for your support!

From: Katie Hines
Date: Fri, Oct 13, 2023 at 4:22 PM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy
To: Andrew Juge
Hi Andrew,
Dance Candy was awesome! All the musicians were really proficient and clearly had legit jazz chops. We elected to add on saxophone and trombone and the horns definitely made it all the better. They kept the energy high throughout and our guests loved it.
My dad and I actually joined them on stage and let us use their instruments (my dad on keys, me on guitar) for two songs. One of those songs wasn't on their song list but they were good to roll with it regardless. They were super welcoming of us and enthusiastic about the whole thing.
I spoke with Von McGee several times ahead of the wedding to go over details, songs, my dad and I playing, etc. and he was a pleasure to work with.
Thanks again!
Ryan & Katie

From: Rebecca Gage
Date: Wed, Aug 23, 2023 at 10:21 AM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy
To: Andrew Juge

Hi Andrew!
We received SO MANY compliments from our guests, young & old, about Dance Candy! I loved the jazz jam during dinner, and the playlist was perfectly curated for the vibe. Working with everyone during the preplannings stages was seamless and easy. Thank you so much for everything, our wedding would not have been the same without you! 10/10 will recommend

From: Kerri Nicole Knippenberg
Date: Tue, May 9, 2023 at 6:59 PM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy
To: Mike Miglino
Hi Mike,
The band was great! We received so many compliments on the band. They had great energy and enthusiasm. The lead vocalist had an amazing set of pipes. My wedding planner said that the band was so easy to work with.
When we return from our honeymoon I’ll leave a review and be sure to recommend them to any family and friends!

From: Steward, Stephen
Date: Tue, Apr 11, 2023 at 8:49 PM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy
To: Andrew Juge
Hi Andrew,
Going into this, we had certain expectations on the value and energy a live band would add to the atmosphere. I am happy to share that Dance Candy exceeded even our bestcase scenario! The event was extremely wellreceived, and the band had the dance floor packed until the very end.
This event (Barrister's Ball) is something we host annually, and one of the attendees expressed that this was the best Barrister's Ball she'd experienced in 15 years of attending. I like to think that Dance Candy played a large part in that.
In short, the band and the event were a major success. Thank you for checking in! We will be sure to keep Sam Hill Bands and Dance Candy in mind for future needs.
Warm regards,

Stephen Steward

From: Jennifer Ritz
Date: Tue, Dec 6, 2022 at 3:45 PM
Subject: RE: [External] Dance Candy
To: Mike Miglino
Hi Mike!

The group was amazing and we truly appreciate them making the trip to come and perform at our holiday party. Our employees are a little slow to get rolling, but once they got some drinks in them, I saw the dance floor very crowded for a while there. 😊 Von and Mark were fantastic to coordinate with and I appreciated their flexibility.
I will also say that Dance Candy sounds just as good inperson as they do on their online promo videos, which is REALLY saying something!
Thanks again! I will definitely let anyone looking for live music entertainment to check out Sam Hill!
Thank you,
Jennifer Ritz

From: Kim Mccoy
Date: Mon, Aug 22, 2022 at 10:54 AM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy
To: Andrew Juge
Hi Andrew
We absolutely loved having Dance Candy as our wedding band. They were professional, upbeat, played the music we wanted and engaging with the crowd.
They even learned a new song for me and it came off without a hitch!! I really appreciated them. They were really awesome. I would book them again and will recommend them to anyone who asks.
Thanks again!!
All the best,

From: Matthew McQuillen
Date: Sun, May 8, 2022 at 11:51 AM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy
To: Justin Paciocco
Thanks for reaching out. Everything went well with Dance Candy; we were pleased with their performance at the event, and we also had an easy experience communicating with the band for planning a few weeks out they were very professional and it was simple to iron out the remaining details. We were also very satisfied in our interactions with Sam Hill through the booking process, reminders, and contract changes along the way.
My wife and I have submitted reviews to The Knot and Wedding Wire. We would definitely recommend Sam Hill and Dance Candy to friends in the future!
Thanks again,

From: Barbara Waterman
Date: Fri, Jan 7, 2022 at 8:40 AM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy
To: Mike Miglino

Hello Mike,
DANCE CANDY IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! They were very professional but accessible. Mark Ingraham is truly talented and a great leader. It was a fabulous experience. Absolutely, I will share their information with whomever is interested. All members who attended said the same thing, THE BAND WAS FANTASTIC!
Happy New Year!
Barb Waterman

From: Dan Nuckols
Date: Mon, Dec 27, 2021 at 8:49 AM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy
To: Andrew Juge
Hi Andrew,
Everything went well. The band was great! They were a huge hit. The setlist was great, transitions were smooth, emceeing was very well done as well.
Working with you all was great as well. Questions were answered promptly and the customer service was timely and helpful. We are so happy we went with Sam Hill and Dance Candy.
Hope you had a happy holiday,

From: Anne Rochelle
Date: Sat, May 29, 2021 at 4:25 PM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy
To: Justin Paciocco
All went well.   I was in contact with Von prior to the event, and he was always very responsive and nice to work with.  Everyone enjoyed the music very much and had a great time!  
Thank you for everything.

From: MaggieandAlex Clegg
Date: Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 8:44 AM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hi Andrew,
Dance Candy was absolutely spectacular. There was never an empty dance floor at any point in the night and the crowd went absolutely wild for them. Dance Candy was a huge part of our wedding day being absolutely perfect and we’re so happy we went with them. They are a really talented group of individuals and we had guests coming up to us all night telling us as much (And my husband was especially blown away by the trumpet player). Thank you so much for being so great! Could not recommend Dance Candy or Sam Hill Entertainment enough!

From: melissa fallis
Date: Thu, Jan 2, 2020 at 10:46 AM
Subject: RE: Dance Candy
To: Andrew Juge
Hi Andrew,
Dance Candy was very easy to work with & professional on property.   The crowd had an awesome time and we have heard nothing but great reviews about the band.  The dance floor was packed the whole time! 

From: Gina Trsic
Date: Fri, Nov 8, 2019 at 9:21 AM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hello Mike!
Everything went great! The band and Mark were amazing. They were easy to work with and I got so many compliments from my guest on how great the band was! I have no complaints and would recommend dance candy and sam hill entertainment to all my friends and family for events!
Thank you so much for everything. 
Gina Trsic

From: Stephanie Brown
Date: Thu, Oct 3, 2019 at 11:11 AM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy
To: Justin Paciocco
Cc: James Millner
I was literally in the middle of writing you an email to say thank you and they were AMAZING! They brought it and we had over 40,000 people attend the event, which is the most we have ever had!! They brought class, swag, funk, and played through the heat. Please give them a huge thank you from Virginia Pride!!!
Stephanie Brown
Virginia Pride

From: Diane Finch
Date: Tue, Aug 6, 2019 at 10:08 AM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Everyone commented on Dance Candy young and old alike, dancers and non terrific.
Ashley, the Event Coordinator for The Center Club was very impressed with Dance Candy asking how I found out about you.
So, yes, Dance Candy made an impression as you know, Anthony and Mary wanted a DJ and I wanted a live dance band and, all of us as well as our guests thought we made a great decision so there you are!
And, the trio during the Cocktail time was just perfect; and the transition into the main ballroom was very smooth.
Very pleased Diane Finch

From: Catherine Baker
Date: Fri, Jul 5, 2019 at 10:56 AM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Cc: Mark Ingraham

Hi Justin, Dance Candy did an awesome job at Lissie and Seyi's reception! They communicated well with me and our wedding coordinator prior to the event and everything went perfectly. We had so many guests tell us that it was the best wedding reception they'd ever attended. We have only one daughter so no more wedding receptions (whew! $$$) but I will gladly recommend Dance Candy and Sam Hill in the future.
Many thanks,
Catherine Baker

From: Raven Custalow
Date: Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 7:36 PM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hi Justin!
Sorry it’s taken so long to get back to you! The band was awesome! We couldn’t have asked for any better. Everyone was asking where they were from and how we found out about them. We’re already trying to figure out what other event we can have so we can hire them again!! I actually have something I wanted to send the lady in the band. She liked my earrings, so I purchased some that were similar for her. Wasn’t sure where to send them—was hoping you could provide me with an address. Thanks so much!!

From: Mark Collier
Date: Thu, Jan 3, 2019 at 3:41 PM
Subject: RE: Dance Candy
To: Mike Miglino

Hi Mike,
Dance Candy was a huge hit again. Everyone on my staff loves them.

From: Marquita Bushrod
Date: Tue, Dec 18, 2018 at 11:03 AM
Subject: RE: Dance Candy
To: Mike Miglino

Hello Mike,

Everything was great on Friday! My colleagues and I thoroughly enjoyed the music selections and the vibe that the band brought to the luncheon. I will definitely keep your information on hand for future events.
The experience from start to finish was professional and much appreciated.

Thanks again for everything and Happy Holidays,
Marquita Bushrod | Product Development Analyst

Dance Candy was great this past weekend. Really really nice, very professional, and they sounded great!
Marisa Vrooman
Orpha Events
Planner, 10/6/18 at Blue Ridge Farm (Afton VA)

From: Corey Groll
Date: Sat, Aug 11, 2018 at 9:35 AM
Subject: Dance Candy
To: Andy Jaspen

Hi Andy,
For the 2nd year in a row, we were completely impressed with Dance Candy! Their professionalism, charisma, and musicianship is top notch and the quality of what they can produce on stage is something that I do not see from the majority of bands that I hire. I am thoroughly pleased with them and I will definitely have them return again!
Corey Groll
Program Director
Rehoboth Beach Bandstand

From: Grace Baillie
Date: Mon, Jul 23, 2018 at 2:09 PM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hi Justin,
Thanks so much! Dance Candy was fantastic! Our guests had so much and everyone raved about the band. I left a review on the knot and will certainly recommend Sam Hill to our friends.
Thanks again,
Grace & Stephen

From: Dom Liberatore
Date: Wed, May 16, 2018 at 9:03 AM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Everything was great. The band was amazing and helped make the night extremely special. I would absolutely recommend working with Sam Hill for anyone looking for a band for an event.
Dom Liberatore

From: Rodney Perry
Date: Mon, May 14, 2018 at 7:01 PM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy follow up (VCU Dentistry)
To: Andy Jaspen

Hey And,
My Dover Hall event went really well, and my clients thought Dance Candy was awesome and would hire them again!
They were professional and on time. I will strongly/highly recommend them when someone is shopping for a band.
Thanks for all your help getting us to our event. I’ll definitely be in touch.
All the best,
Rodney Perry
Rodney Events

From: Nick Menefee
Date: Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 5:02 PM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hey Andrew,
The band was really amazing. There were a number of comments during and after the ceremony on how well they performed. They were extremely flexible with requests and had a great list of songs to choose from at the onset.
Thank you for all of your help with everything.
Nick Menefee

From: Katherine Keen
Date: Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 11:16 AM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hey Mike!
I though Dance Candy was phenomenal and just what we were looking for in a band sizewise, energy, and the kind of music they played. They were professional and so fun on stage. I was blown away. The only sad part of the night was when they finished! We were trying to encore them but we needed to exit with the sparklers anyways. Such an incredible evening!

From: Megan Jinks
Date: Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 8:27 AM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy Happy new year!
To: Andy Jaspen

Hey Andy,
Dance Candy was great! The kids enjoyed them and I had a parent from Collegiate come in the other day to the office and said everybody had a good time.
Thank you for always being so accommodating and helping with the booking. You all make it such a nice and easy process!
Megan Jinks
Country Club of Virginia

From: Jay OC
Date: Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 6:41 PM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hi Andrew,
Dance Candy was phenomenal. Please pass this feedback the band. Multiple people came up to me and told me how great the band sounded, many of them musicians in their own right. We were really REALLY happy with the experience and would be happy to serve as a reference.
Thanks for reaching out. I'll be sure to keep Sam Hill in mind as other friends work through weddings. You made narrowing down our choices and selecting our band very simple.

From: Sarah Leonard
Date: Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 10:33 AM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Cc: Sally Ailsworth , TJ Leonard
Dance Candy was everything we could have hoped for at our wedding reception! Everyone loved them and they definitely brought energy to the stage! They also let TJ and me bring our friends and family on stage, so that was especially amazing!
Thank you for everything,
Sarah Leonard

From: Sarah Jensen
Date: Wed, Sep 6, 2017 at 6:35 PM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment

I'd like to say Dance Candy was an absolute hit. They came prepared with the agenda/schedule that Nick and Courtney put together. All members of the band were exceptional in their performance. They were fantastic and we had a wonderful party that kept the dance floor filled and hopping.
All the feedback I have received was that Dance Candy was the best band they've heard. I would not be surprised if this created more demand for them. I cannot say enough that they were outstanding and we had a fabulous wedding party. Please pass that on to all members of the band.
Thank you

From: Steve Fortunato
Date: Wed, Sep 6, 2017 at 12:25 PM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Cc: Jenn Sawyer
Dance Candy was an amazing band and exceeded our expectations in every way. They were ontime, professional, and kept the party going from start to finish. We sent them our requests for songs and bridal party announcements and they did it all perfectly. We had a great time and everyone there said our band was amazing!

From: Corey Groll <
Date: Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 10:08 AM
Subject: Dance Candy on August 4th
To: Andy Jaspen (Sam Hill)

Have to drop you a note and tell you what a wonderful time we had with Dance Candy last Friday. My soundman and I were overly impressed with the quality of the musicians and the incredible talent onstage. I have to commend the band on their professionalism, politeness, and impeccable stage presence that was present before, during, and after their show. I have no doubts that this band will do fantastic things in the near future!

Corey Groll / Program Director
Rehoboth Beach Bandstand

From: Stevenson, Benjamin
Date: Thu, Jul 6, 2017 at 4:38 PM
Subject: RE: Dance Candy
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hi Mike,

Thanks for reaching out and we'd love to provide some feedback on working with Dance Candy.

Simply put, they were phenomenal. We had a slightly unusual wedding, with the band needing to play some quieter dinnertime music to start, then kicking off the full dance party later in the evening. We also fit in several quirky things at specific times because my wife is Danish and brought with her many different traditions.

Mark and the band were perfectly flexible, cutting their sets short when we needed some extra time for toasts / speeches, and extending in other places when it made sense with the rest of the evening's planned activities.

Regarding music selection, Dance Candy truly understood our taste and sensibilities, from only a short list of do and don't play artists and songs. The dinnertime music was a set of really nice jazzfocused tunes, and the dancing sections of the evening were a great balance of classic funk and groovy pop from the 80s to today. The dance floor was never empty, and our guests couldn't stop commenting on how great the band was.

So bottom line: We can't recommend Dance Candy enough to fans of dancing, the best of oldschool and newschool music, and an overall great time.

We'll see what we can do on The Knot, as I don't think we have an account or anything, but I would be happy to put in a good word wherever we can.

Simone and Ben

From: Katy Douglas
Date: Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 11:16 AM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hi Justin,
I apologize for the delayed response. Thank you for touching base!
Dance Candy was fantastic! They are so talented and we received so many compliments regarding the band. The song selections were perfect and the first dance song that they learned for us was perfect! We really cannot say enough positive things about our experience with them and would definitely recommend them in the future and will absolutely write a positive review for you guys.
It was great working with you and we really appreciate you helping to make our Wedding a fun time for all!
Taylor and Katy

From: Nick Iauco
Date: Tue, May 16, 2017 at 2:58 PM
Subject: RE: Dance Candy
To: Andy Jaspen

Dance Candy was incredible. Nothing but compliments all around. I hope they had fun playing at the party. Please let them know that we really enjoyed them.
Thanks for all of your help. It was a great party.


From: Zach Cockrum
Date: Tue, May 16, 2017 at 9:34 AM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hi Justin
Dance Candy was the sh*t! I got nothing but compliments from our guests. They were super funky and interacted really well with the crowd. I could see the band leader tell the band to keep a song going when the crowd was really enjoying it. Mark was very responsive and helpful in the lead up to the event. Would highly recommend them!

From: Alison Arberg
Date: Thu, May 11, 2017 at 11:44 AM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Thank you, Justin! We will definitely be leaving rave reviews about having Dance Candy perform at the wedding! They were nothing short of amazing and all of our guests kept telling us how much fun they were and just how talented they are (and we have several musicians in the family!). They were very accommodating to all of our requests leading up to the wedding (including having my dad up on stage to perform with them) and on the night of the wedding, they seriously killed it. We couldn't have been happier with the level of energy and talent they brought to the reception everyone was dancing the whole time!!
We will be sure to leave excellent reviews on the Knot in regards to working with Sam Hill Entertainment as well. Booking Dance Candy through you all was definitely one of the best decisions we made throughout the whole wedding process! Thank you again!

From: Lynn Bailey
Date: Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 3:12 PM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hi Justin,
Thank you for reaching out. We had a blast celebrating Saturday night due in no small part to the band. Dance Candy was awesome and caught our vibe perfectly. Music was spot on. The entire dance floor was full all night! The only down side was that it had to end :).
Thank you for playing a part in an amazing evening in Oxon Hill!
Lynn Bailey

From: Erin O'Brien
Date: Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 10:03 AM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy
To: Andrew Juge
Hi Andrew,
Dance Candy was awesome! We thoroughly enjoyed having them and the kids danced the night away.
The band was a pleasure to work with. Professional, so nice, and always eager to do whatever they could to help us make the night a success.
We love working with you guys as a booking company as well and love having a band at prom. We haven't gotten to the stages of planning for next year, of course, but I think it's safe to say we will be repeat customers for a long time to come.
Thanks again!

From: Stephanie van Sasse
Date: Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 1:14 PM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy
To: Andy @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hi Andy,
Dance Candy was absolutely wonderful! We had such an amazing time I have never seen so many people dance at a wedding! They played an amazing set of songs, and everything was simply perfect!!! I will definitely recommend you to anyone that asks we couldn’t have asked for a better band!
All the best,

From: Janet Geisel
Date: Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 4:27 AM
Subject: Van Sasse/Anger wedding
To: Andy @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hi Andy,
Hey thanks for your email. Dance Candy was excellent. I've been to a lot of weddings and have never seen all the guests jump up, right after dinner and head to the dance floor. It was so cool that our guests couldn't wait to dance to the band's music! Lots of feed back this week on the whole evening and everyone mentioned the band. Stephanie and Anton researched quite a few bands and were convinced with your talent/sound. They were right the band has a great vibe. None of us wanted to stop dancing!
Thank all the members in the band for making my daughter's night magical.
Janet van Sasse

From: Wendy Wyne
Date: Wed, May 25, 2016 at 2:58 PM
Subject: Re: Saturday with Dance Candy at the WaylandBowman Wedding
To: Andy Jaspen

Hey Andy!
Dance Candy was once again AWESOME!!!! Everyone had a great time and the dance floor stayed packed all night!
Thanks for checking in!
Wendy Wyne
Fete Studio

From: Wallace, Colin
Date: Wed, May 18, 2016 at 4:23 PM
Subject: Re: 5/13 Dance Candy
To: Justin Paciocco

Hi Justin,
Dance Candy was such a hit! We had a great time and everything went so well! Thanks again for all of your help. We look forward to working again with you next year.

Colin Wallace
Washington and Lee 2017

From: Rachel Withrow
Date: Tue, May 10, 2016 at 4:42 PM
Subject: RE: Dance Candy for the LawsonScala Wedding
To: Andy Jaspen
Dance Candy did an amazing job on Saturday night!! Kept the dance floor full of guests and worked well with our staff.

They arrived when they said they would for setup around 2pm. They knew how to get in to the ballroom and get set up, and we were happy with everything.
Thank you!

Rachel Withrow
Omni Homestead Resort

From: shiva soleimani
Date: Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 5:29 PM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy
To: Justin Paciocco

Hi Justin,
Just wanted to quickly let you know that Dance Candy was amazing and the guests loved them! Everything went very well!
Thank you so much for all your help!
University of Maryland School of Dentistry

Hi Andy .... everybody loved Dance Candy, both the kids and the adults! They did such a great job and were so easy to work with. I'd definitely book them again in the future. They had a great variety, and the kids danced all night long. I appreciate all your help!
Ann Stoever (parent cohost, Collegiate Sweet 16 dance, spring 2016)

From: Sara Sommers
Date: Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 4:38 PM
Subject: Re: Sweet 16 dance with Dance Candy
To: Andy Jaspen

Hey Andy,
Dance Candy was a big hit! My daughter said the students were dancing all night long. The band offered a lot of variety as well. The night seemed a real success!! Thank you for your hard work and communications!

From: Catherine Martin
Date: Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 2:20 PM
Subject: Re: Sat night with Dance Candy
To: Andy Jaspen

Dance Candy was awesome! The kids danced until the very end. I would definitely have them again. Everyone was very happy with the band choice this year.
Thank you so much,
Cathy Martin
Collegiate Sweet 16 parent/chair

From: Skye Shulman
Date: Mon, Jan 4, 2016 at 9:26 AM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment

DANCE CANDY was the BOMB.COM!!! They were so amazing and awesome. I could not have asked for a better band.
Please tell them how amazing and how much we appreciated them.
Best Regards,
Skye and Chas

From: Lindsay Kennedy
Date: Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 11:16 AM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy on Sat for FranciaDaroy Wedding
To: Andy Jaspen

Dance Candy was great! Very flexible on break timing and wonderful to work with!
Thanks again,

Lindsay Kennedy
LK Events & Design

From: Kate Murphy
Date: Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 11:07 AM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy
To: Justin Paciocco
Thank you for recommending this band! They were a great band everyone loved their song choices and they were very professional! Thank you again for your help with finding them and we will be contacting you in the spring for our next event!

From: Kristen Frey
Date: Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 4:47 PM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy
To: Justin Paciocco

The band was amazing and all went great! They were the absolute perfect fit for our Founders Weekend. I really appreciate all of your help and I will definitely keep you in mind for future events.

From: Mike Smith
Date: Sep 24, 2015 10:56 AM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hi, Justin,
Taylor may have already responded, although she's been swamped since the wedding.
Dance Candy was awesome! Everyone said what a great band! The dancing started immediately and continued all night. I wanted to hang out with the band more, just because I liked them so muchpersonally as well as musically.
And you may or may not have heard, but I had an unusual request which Mark Ingraham welcomed immediately when I called him a couple of weeks before the wedding. I asked if I could sing My Girl at the beginning of the traditional fatherdaughter dance. He loved the idea (or at least he said he did.....he may have secretly wondered if it might be a big mistake). It was also a total surprise for the whole crowd. Only my wife, my other daughter and the band knew that this was going to happen. And it was a huge hit with our friends. They all talked about it being a memory we'll never forget.
So, thank you Dance Candy for making that happen.
Musically, the band's range is broad. As you know, their song list spans decades. And each tune had a sprinkle of the band's own recipe, whether it was a slightly different arrangement, or a clever ad lib, or a a few seconds of individual musical or vocal interpretation.
In short, we loved them! The Blacksburg Country Club loved them, too. Managers said they want to invite Dance Candy to a future event at the club. So I hope they do. I'll be there!
Thanks for a great evening,
Mike Smith

From: Taylor Smith
Date: Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 12:10 PM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy
To: Mike Smith
Cc: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hi, Justin,
Just to add to what my dad said, we LOVED the band. Much of the evening was a blur for me (as the bride), but one of my favorite moments in the evening was when the band began playing The Thong Song. They did a great job moving from classics to younger songs like that. A friend of mine said a few days ago, out of the blue, I just can't get over how good the band was at your wedding!
They were great!! Please let them know how much we liked them!

From: Andrew Kim
Date: Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 2:16 PM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy
To: Andy @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hi Andy,
Thank you for your kind note. We had an amazing time, and Dance Candy was great!
The additional brass really made for a lively set.
We'll definitely keep you in mind for future events/friends with weddings. All the best!

I loved Dance Candy's first set of timeless, classic R&B and jazz covers, like Bill Withers to Sade. It made me immediately realize these were sophisticated musicians not afraid to tackle some of the more intricate jazz arrangements. The vocals were so spot on! The crowd they were playing to was mostly of a younger generation, and for a moment I wondered whether the band would be able to kick up the groove to keep this young crowd going. That's when I got the most pleasant shock of all ... the band started the second set from such a different place. It was like a completely different band. They covered Micheal Jackson (the hardest vocal to do well), Bruno Mars, as well as funk and rap classics that had the room of 20somethings and myself (52 years old) dancing the rest of the night. I really was blown away by the musicianship and the amazing variety that I rarely see in one band.
Gary Gauldin sound producer, 4/28/15
Advanced Visual Productions
VCU graduation week party, Science Museum of Virginia

From: Marilyn Wayland
Date: Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 1:31 PM
Subject: RE: Dance Candy
To: Andy @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hi Andy ,
Our guests loved (LOVED!) the band Dance Candy. The dance floor was filled all night – yea! We sent the Groom a list of about 7 bands in January – with no prices attached and I thought you'd appreciate that a 30 yearold's opinion in the selection process that was not based on price but rather on talent. From the mother of the bride perspective, the lead singer accommodated any announcements I asked her to make! And as Drew said – Dance Candy – what a great name for a band! I wish we had videotaped the wedding since it is very much a blur for me!

Thanks for reaching out to us for feedback!


From: Jamie Rostan
Date: Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 10:36 AM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hey Justin,
We'll write more and send a proper review when we return from the honeymoon, but wanted to let you know how happy we were with dance candythey could not have been nicer and totally nailed it!!! They didn't even take a break! Awesome voices and awesome personalitiescould not be happier. Thank you again and please send our thanks to the band as well!
Jamie and Luke

From: Melonie Marzett
Date: Mon, May 4, 2015 at 11:44 AM
Subject: RE: Dance Candy
To: Mike Miglino

The band did a great job I was very pleased with the group. It was great working with you again this year and I look forward to working with you later on this year for our next Jamboree.

From: Amy Gray
To: Andy Jaspen
Date: Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 10:37 AM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy

THEY WERE AWESOME! We love this band Mark was super professional they gelled with the crowd and students and emcee. So great!
Amy Gray
VCU Director of Student and Young Alumni Engagement

From: Diane C StoutBrown
To: Andy Jaspen
Date: Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 10:24 AM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy

Hi Andy.
Dance Candy was great.! They arrived on time and played just as we asked. Once the night got going, they hit it out of the ball park. Everyone was on the dance floor including many of our faculty and administrators. Kudos to everyone involved. We really appreciate hit very much and would definitely hire this band again!
Best regards.
Diane StoutBrown
Senior Director
VCU Alumni

From: William Lanier
Date: Tue, Dec 9, 2014 at 1:10 PM
Subject: Re: Dance Candy
To: Justin Paciocco
Dance Candy was amazing! Everyone had so much fun at the Formal, and I'm glad we took your advice on booking this band.
Thanks and Happy Holidays,
Alston Lanier

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