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The Top Party Band In Minneapolis

Funk – R&B – Pop – Jazz – Top 40

"This is an Awesome Band!"
'Minnesota’s Music'

2013-2023 Winner of The Knot’s ‘Best of Award’.

Hall of Fame company with the Knot

also winners of
Minnesota’s Bride’s ‘Best of’ Award
Wedding Wire’s ‘Couples Choice’ Award
Thumb Tack’s Best of Award
Gig Salad’s Best of Award


The Dap Squad is the Band you’ve been looking for.
Funk/Jazz/Top 40/Disco/Motown/Rock…
We do it all!

Made of the top ‘Ringer’ and studio musicians in the Midwest, these exciting artists were each hand selected for extraordinary talent, musicianship, experience and professionalism.  This band was assembled on a whim several years back to substitute for a well established midwest artist.  The response by the crowd and the club was so exuberantly positive that the club owner asked to feature this band at his club regularly after this one concert.  It seemed that fate was giving them a message and the rest is history.

Each artist has mastered several styles so they can play as much of the event as you’d like:  The ceremony, pre-reception cocktail music and don’t forget the after-dinner dance party. Although you’ll see a lot of standard Jazz titles, the Dap Squad can play everything from Billy Joel, Daft Punk, Ferrell, Kool and never missing favorites like ‘Don’t stop believing’ – Journey and Long Train Running – Doobie Brothers.

The Dap Squad can shrink to a 2 piece group for limited size events or budgets and expand all the way up to a 15 piece band with the full production crew (14 piece band and full stage and lighting rig).

Of course every event is different and we love to help folk personalize the event to their own vision. Our standard size is 6-8 musicians.

The Dap Squad has thousands of hours of performances and experiences that allow us to simply do it better.

Many of our featured artists double on several instruments.  This is the Best band in the Midwest and they have the sound to back them up!


We are Comfortable in
Any Environment
Festivals – Clubs – Weddings – Corporate

Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
Stand by me – Ben King
route 66 – Nat King Cole
Dock of the bay – Otis Redding
L.O.V.E. – Natalie Cole
Wonderful world – Louis Armstrong
Let’s pretend – Al Jarrou
The way you look tonight – Nat King Cole
Fragile – Sting
let’s stay together – Al Green
Straighten up and fly right – Natalie Cole
Unforgettable- Nat King Cole
Creep – Post Modern Jukebox
My Girl – The Temptations
Sexy Back – Justin Timberlake
Pick up the Pieces – Average White Band
Crazy – Gnarles Barkley
This is how we do it – Black Street
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Keeps you running – Doobie Brothers
Hit me with your best shot – Pat Benatar
What’s going on – Marvin Gaye

Car Wash
Crazy – Seal
Natural Woman – Aretha Franklin
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
Benny and the Jets – Elton John
All about that bass – Meghan Trainor
Proud Mary – Tina Turner
September (Sing a Song/ in the stone/boogiewonderland/Can’t let go)
Shook me all night long – AC/DC
Brown eyed girl – Van Morrison
You are the best thing -Ray LaMontagne 

Shake it off – Taylor Swift
Shining star – Earth Wind and Fire
Pick up the Pieces – Average White Band
Kiss – DMSR Prince Medley – Prince
I want you back – The Jackson 5
Long Train Running – Doobie Brothers
living on a prayer – Bon Jovi
Ain’t no other man – Christina Agulara
Aint it fun – Paramore
Last Dance – Donna Summer

Shining star –  Earth Wind and Fire
Raise your glass – Pink
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Take a walk – Raphael Sadik
Can’t take my eyes off of you – Frankie Valli
Sweet child of mine – Guns and Roses
Saturday – Elton John
Locked out of heaven – Bruno Mars
Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
Hurts so good – John Cougar
Sex Machine – James Brown
Saw her standing there – Beatles
Stormy Monday – Blues Classic
Let’s grove tonight – Earth Wind and Fire
Ain’t too proud to beg – The Temptations
Blurred lines – Robin Thicke
Forget you – Cee Lo Green
Get down tonight – KC and the Sunshine Band
Celebration – Kool and the Gang
Old time rock and roll – Bob Segar
Fire – Hendrix
Jump – Van Halen


The Dap Squad is the Band you’ve been looking for!
Funk/Jazz/Top 40/Disco/Motown/Rock

    Festivals – Clubs – Weddings – Corporate