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.
Simply put, Proud Monkey is a collective of 8 musicians who are among the most accomplished on the East Coast. We put passion into the visual and technical performance of Dave Matthews Band. Each show is completely unique, and the band explores the music of DMB like no other tribute.
With a catalogue of roughly 75 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!
The world’s most accurate Dave and Tim experience. Having opened for Tim in the past, (and holding half a 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 8 members, we can easily formulate a performance for your event or venue that will accurately recreate any era of Dave Matthews Band. Our 5 piece core band can recreate the 93-97 era, then we can add keyboard and lead guitar to emulate Butch and Tim as a 7 piece, or add our second hornsman and completely fulfill the current, 8 member unit. Acoustic trio, four piece always available.
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, 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.
Apollo package - our top tier package. This package includes: Acoustic/Violin ceremonial music, acoustic Duo/jazz duo happy hour, jazz trio during dinner hour, MC/DJ services, and full 8 piece band entertainment, followed by campfire solo acoustic. This package is our most popular. $8200
Athena Package - this package includes: Acoustic Duo for cocktail hour, MC Services, and Full 7 piece band full evening entertainment. $5000
Ares Package - this package includes Acoustic duo happy hour, full 6 piece band and basic MC/Intro services. $3500
Hermes Package - Acoustic Duo cocktail hour, 5 piece full band. $3000
All of these package can be upgraded with any of the services we offer. We will find a fit for you. With over 100,000 weddings and gigs under our collective belts, we will give you the experience of a lifetime.