The most passionate tribute to the music of the Dave Matthews Band that we think you can find on Earth.
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 visually identical to those used by the actual band throughout the last 25 years and when combined with a dedicated passion for the band’s music as we perform it provides an aesthetic that can only be replicated by the real thing.
As a full-spectrum Dave Matthews Band Tribute, we can offer you a vast array of services that no other band, much less a tribute band, can provide. Our 6 core members are distinct and accomplished professionals across the board. Please contact us directly for pricing, as we can custom-tailor you an experience for your wedding, party, special event, or venue show.
All of the below services can be had for any event. We also can offer you some traditional wedding services in addition to the Proud Monkey Dave Matthews Band tribute packages.
Far and away the most dedicated Dave Matthews solo experience, Dustin claims a catalogue of about 65 songs, including huge rarities like Help Myself, Blue Water Baboon Farm etc all the way up to You and Me and Samurai Cop. Want him to sing “Crash” for your wedding in Montana? He’ll do it.
The world’s most accurate Dave and Tim experience. 3 hours straight, usually clocking in at 33 songs performed, we’ve studied their acoustic setlists for years and updated them. Want us to recreate live at luther college? Sure, you got it.
5-7 piece - We can do anything from any era of the band. Want dustin to wear flannel pj’s and doc marten’s and play all 90s DMB? No problem. Perhaps you’d like a more modern version of the band, where we play a 4 hour show of songs from 1991-present? No sweat. We can recreate any era with amazing accuracy. Since we have every instrument used by Dave, no songs are off limits. We are always adding to the setlist.
Our violinist, Mark Woodyatt, is 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? Mark 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, we can customise a set for you.
As above, our guitarist Neil Nicastro also can operate as an MC for the evening as well as providing DJ Services. An example would be - you get Proud Monkey for 3 sets and also want traditional wedding songs played in between, there you have it. No other band can offer you this amount of services, and we can save you tons of unnecessary costs by providing your wedding or event with anything you could imagine.