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:

$7000/8 piece

$5500/6 piece

$4000/5 piece

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. We don't use knock-off guitars, we use the exact same models as Dave.

We can handle any of your entertainment needs.