We are Proud Monkey, a tribute to Dave Matthews Band.
Hey everyone! If you’re reading this, congratulations. You found A Proud Monkey. We strive for the most accurate sonic representations of the music and feel of a Dave Matthews Band show. Many of our stage instruments are virtually identical to those used by the actual band throughout the last 25 years, which is integral to accurate replication. We provide a wide array of performance products, and can give your special event a once in a lifetime experience from beginning to end.
We are a collective of the most in-demand studio and live musicians based in the Greater Philadelphia area. Our members have performed thousands of shows across the USA, and are educators of the highest level. We are second only to the real thing.
With a catalogue of roughly 75-111 Dave Matthews Band songs, there is no song off limits with a Dustin solo performance. From deepest cuts to the biggest hits, you can assemble your own virtual setlist and with a week's notice, he'll do it for you! He has acquired multiple identical instruments to what Dave uses, no cheap substitutes, and can bring as many along as you'd like.
The world’s most accurate Dave and Tim experience. Having opened for Tim in the past, (and holding his tent down in the pouring rain on april 15 2000 at a Villanova solo Tim show), we have firsthand visuals as to how to properly recreate the Dave and Tim experience.
Our full band can accomodate any budget. With up to 8 members, we can easily formulate a performance for your special event or venue that will accurately recreate any era of Dave Matthews Band. We can perform as a core 5 piece, or add keys, a second horn, and electric guitar depending on your budget. For our ticketed shows at large venues, we usually always operate as a 7 piece minimum.
Our violinists are constantly in high demand for weddings throughout the tri-state area. Maybe you’d like a violinist to play a beautifully arranged rendition of “#41” as you walk down the aisle? We can do that for you.
Our lead guitarist, Neil Nicastro, is also a very busy full-service wedding musician. He can play any instrumental pieces (along with mark) during a wedding processional, cocktail hour, ceremony, anything you want.
If you’d like some more smoothed out, jazz style renditions of DMB music, perhaps for cocktail hour, our members are all seasoned jazz musicians who can easily handle any of your special requests. Instrumental Dreaming Tree, to Space Between, nothing is out of reach.
As above, our guitarist Neil Nicastro also can operate as an MC for the evening as well as providing DJ Services. You can not only hire a full spectrum Dave Matthews Band experience, you can bundle all your traditional wedding services and we can completely cover your entertainment. See Packages tab for base pricing.
A: Prelude, Cocktail Hour, MC/DJ, Full 7 piece Band, Solo $8000
This package consists of prelude/processional music, a cocktail hour of music of your choice, full MC/DJ services for dinner hour, wedding intro's, and a full Dave Matthews Band experience, followed by a complimentary solo campfire set (if desired).
B: Cocktail Hour, MC/DJ, Full 6 piece band $6000
This package consists of a cocktail hour lineup of your choice, MC/DJ Services for dinner hour, and a full 6 piece Dave Matthews Band experience.
C. Cocktail Hour, Full 5 Piece Band $4500
Cocktail hour lineup of your choice, with a full 5 piece Dave Matthews Band Experience
D. Full Band Pricing a la carte:
Duo/Trio/Quattro available as well
All packages modifiable. Lowball offers not considered.
We can perform nearly every DMB record all the way through with no limitations. ask us about custom setlists for your event. We are the only tribute band with the exact same full guitar lineup as Dave himself. The following venues are merely a handful of the venues we've collectively played, having been in dozens of bands, our members have toured the entire continental US and have all performed globally as well.
Penns Peak - Jim Thorpe
4D Lounge - Altoona
Banana Joe's - Allentown
River Street Jazz Cafe - Plains
PNC Field - Moosic
Mohegan Sun Arena Main Stage - Wilkes Barre
Bar Louie Mohegan Sun Casino - Wilkes-Barre
Breaker's Mohegan Sun Casino - Wilkes-Barre
Brownie's 23 East - Ardmore
The Cell Block - Williamsport/Erie
Crocodile Rock - Allentown
The Darkhorse Saloon - State College
Fat Daddy's - York
Froggie's - Hershey
Hardware Bar - Harrisburg/York/Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Kildare's - Scranton/State College
Lakeside Ballroom - Barnesville
Musikfest - Bethlehem
Pelligreen's - Altoona
Peppers - Berwick
Pony Club - Johnstown
Rock Lobster - Philadelphia
Shakey's - Hershey
Split Rock Resort - Blakslee
The Sterling - Allentown
Sugarhouse Casino - Philadelphia
Tinks - Scranton
Tellus360 - Lancaster
Kennett Flash - Kennett Square
The Village - Lancaster
The V Spot - Scranton
Whistles - Scranton
The Woodlands - Plains
The Works - Wyomissing
Yesterday's Party - Ebensburg
Big Kahuna - Wilmington
Bottle N Cork
Rusty Rudder - Dewey Beach
Sloppy Joe's-Key West
Champions - Frederick
Chesapeake Bay Beach Club - Chesapeake
Fager's Island - Ocean City
Seacrets - Ocean City
Bally's Beach Bar - Atlantic City
Bally's Blue Martini - Atlantic City
Bally's Wild Wild West - Mainstage - Atlantic City
Carneys - Cape May
Ceasars - Atlantic City
[email protected] Marina - Atlantic City
The Gypsy Bar @The Borgata - Atlantic City
Harrahs - Atlantic City
The Hilton - Atlantic City
Jacks Place - Avalon
The Junction - Newton
Junkyard - Rochelle Park
Ocean Drive - Sea Isle City
Shennanigans - Sea Isle City
The Marlin - Beach Haven
Top Dog - Cherry Hill
The Tropicana - Atlantic City
Trump Plaza - Atlantic City
Trump Taj Mahal - Atlantic City
The [email protected] Marina - Atlantic City
Windrift - Avalon
Ugly Mug - Cape May
Bellhurst Castle - Geneva
SinE - Manhattan
Kelly's - Nags Head
The Round House Bar - Put in Bay
Clarendon Grill - Arlington
Ned Devine's - Herndon
Shuckers - Onancock
Vermont - Pickle Barrel
Hollywood Casino - Charlestown