What We Do
Our job starts when we talk with you about the types of music you love and our job ends when your friends and guests come up to you at the end of the night and say, "this was the most fun I've ever had!" Whether that event is a wedding reception, a corporate party, or a life celebration, what we do is almost always the same. We seek to make a connection with EVERYONE there. Most often, that "connection" means getting everyone on a dance floor and keeping the groove so tight that no one wants to leave! At an intimate 70-guest dinner we might play some classic Sinatra and The Beatles mixed in with acoustic versions of Ed Sheeran and The Lumineers. As an 8-piece band at a wedding reception we might keep the party jumping with some Walk the Moon, Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, and some fun dance mashups. At a 400-person corporate event, we may rely on our read of the room and mix in song choices over the past 50 years while inviting everyone into the party.
By discussing what your vision is for the reception and your preferred musical styles, you’re never stuck with a generic set list. Based on the energy on the dance floor, songs get rearranged, mashups happen, a new song gets thrown in last minute, grooves we’ve never done before occur ... all based on what’s happening in that moment. WE NEVER KNOW UNTIL WE’RE THERE! Our goal? Music that is responsive to you, your guests, your event, so that we create a truly unique, dynamic, and energetic experience.
We can seamlessly transition from being an acoustic and/or jazzy cocktail and dinner-hour band to a high-energy dance band. We provide top-of-the-line sound equipment, wireless mics, lighting, and the soundtrack to the night. You provide the dancing.
DANNY RAY and the ACOUSTIC PRODUCTION has a wealth of experience playing corporate events for locally-owned businesses and multi-national Fortune 500 companies. Whether it’s a brand launch, a store opening, or your annual 400-person holiday party, let us set the right tone for you. In addition to making sure the guests commenting on how great the band was, we often assist with the event production through lighting, and wireless microphones for any announcements or presentations.
Having a private party? Live music makes for a very interactive environment! We can perform in any range from a 3-piece trio to a full band. We’ve been a part of birthday and anniversary celebrations, cook offs, and block parties. If our past experience is any indicator, if we are hired for a three-hour party, chances are at the end of the third hour, someone will come up and ask if the band is available to be hired for an additional hour … or two.
If you are looking for classical preservice music or would like to walk down the aisle to something more contemporary, we perform custom arrangements of your favorite music for your special day: Pachabel to Bach, The Beatles to Ed Sheeran. As a guitarist/vocalist, cellist, and pianist trio, we provide accompaniment for the preservice (20-30 minutes before), each of the processionals, the ceremony, and the recessional. We can also provide microphones for the officiant and any readers. When the cocktail hour for the event is in a space separate from the full-band reception area, we are also able to perform as the duet.
3 UNIQUE SOUNDS, 1 BAND
Within a single evening, we are able to sound like three completely different bands. In the first hour, our unique acoustic arrangements of pop and jazz songs, use of cello, and ability to keep the music upbeat while still light, welcomes everyone into the event. As the energy increases and dancing begins, we transition to sounding like a classic Motown or big band as we get dancing going to some familiar tunes from the past 50 years. Switching gears once more, we kick it into our specialty; non-stop, high-energy dance sets full of mash-ups, medleys, and impromptu performances.
"Danny Ray was absolutely amazing! Danny Ray and his musicians were fantastic to work with throughout the planning process and absolutely KILLED IT with with ceremony, cocktail hour and reception music. They did an absolutely amazing job on the special dances - father/daughter, mother/son and Final Dance. I'd hire them again in a second! They made the wedding so much fun for the guests, all of whom danced the night away. AWESOME BAND!!!"
Frances K. - Bride - 6/30/18
"Without exaggeration, this has to be the best gig in town. We hired them for our wedding and everyone is still raving at what a performance it was! Our guests were dancing the whole time! Julie and Danny were so accommodating at working with us on a unique set list with several special requests AND working with 2 other musicians. This is a team of professionals with top-notch gear, sound, lighting, style, the works!! They also have many options for band size/make-up/instruments. Danny was a great emcee and they know how to read a crowd. I'm someone who cares alot about music -- other than my vows it was the most important thing to me at the wedding. And, they just NAILED it!! I am forever grateful"
Tiffany E. - Bride - 6/2/18
"Danny Ray and the Acoustic production were the absolute best! Everyone had an amazing time and commented on how much they loved the band. So upbeat and fun. Also, pre-wedding they did an excellent job communicating with us to make sure our day was perfect. I would choose this band over and over again! Just outstanding!"
Jordan B. - Bride - 4/29/18
"Danny Ray and the Acoustic Production were the absolute BEST. Our wedding night would not have been the same without them. We got so many compliments on how awesome our band was. They scoped out our crowd’s vibes and truly played what everyone wanted to hear. It was hands down one of the best decisions I made for our wedding. We also gave Danny Ray a specific (not very well known) song for our private dance and they played it PERFECTLY. I highly recommend using them for your wedding if you want to have an awesome time dancing the night away."
Jennifer P. - Bride - 4/14/18
"I especially loved how interactive the band members were with my guests. The guitarists would come onto the dance floor and jam out with the guests and join our “train”. The singers would shimmy with my obnoxious girlfriends who’d jump onto the stage and steal their microphones. Our dance floor was packed ALL night, and it definitely can be attributed to how amazing Danny Ray was! All of my guests told me, “YOUR BAND WAS AWESOME!” after the wedding, so I know it wasn’t just me who was impressed. I spoke with Danny (both via email and on 2 hour phone calls) many times before the wedding to tell him what kind of sound I wanted and that “energy” was important to me, and the results definitely exceeded my expectations. I’d highly recommend booking Danny Ray ASAP!!"
Jessica M. - Bride - 3/3/2018
“This is the BEST BAND EVER! Danny took a personal interest in what my now husband and I like and dislike and he even learned a few new songs just for us! The energy was UNREAL and my wedding guests were chanting "one more song, one more song" at the end of the night. Danny played a great variety of 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, 2000's and popular songs today. He played fast, slow, pop, rock, punk, country, crooner, oldies, anything you can imagine! Danny Ray and his band MADE MY WEDDING. Seriously.”
Allie L. - Bride - 2/17/2018
“Look no further!! Danny and his band played for my ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception and I cannot say enough good things!! They were EXACTLY what I was hoping for. We were scheduled to be married 9/3/17, but Hurricane Harvey forced us to alter plans and Danny was completely accommodating in our need to reschedule! I was totally overwhelmed by the wedding planning process and Danny was always there to answer any question I had, no matter what it was (even when it didn't even relate to him i.e. cake/venue/photographer/etc.). THANKS DANNY!”
Natalie K. - Bride - Wedding 1/13/2018
"We could not have asked for or even imagined better entertainment and better people to celebrate our marriage and bring in the New Year with! Our guests haven’t stopped talking about how incredible the band was and how much fun they had. Not only were they great musicians but an awesome group of people. Thank y’all so much for making our wedding night something my wife and and I will never forget!"
-Aron H - Groom - 12/31/17
DANNY RAY and the ACOUSTIC PRODUCTION was the BEST!!!!! Danny and his band does a great job of feeling out the crowd to get the party going. My wedding has been over for two weeks now and I still have guests calling and texting me because they want to see more of Danny Ray. If you want your wedding to have some GREAT entertainment, I highly suggest you book Danny Ray!
Christine W. - Bride - 12/30/17
"When I say that I haven't stopped daydreaming about the wedding, I 100% mean that. It was beyond perfect. People from my little hometown are still talking about it, my coworkers are still talking about it, my friends who have been to a million weddings are still talking about it - and most importantly, Nate and I are still talking about it. You were literally the only vendor that I wasn't worried about. You made it easy to trust you, and man did that ever pay off. From the second you guys started playing until the Corinthian had to kick us out, the tone was set and the night was PERFECT. Considering that I was still throwing ideas at you - what - two days before?! It couldn't have been any better. There's nothing I would change other than going back in time and having some weird ability to slow down time and take it in even more than I did. I need a set list, I need a live concert special, I need something because I just want to relive it forever. It was THAT GOOD! Even the old folks were raving over the ceremony music and that was 100% for me and Nate."
"I can't say enough, and I promise you, I will scream your praises all over the place as soon as have some time to breathe. That's the least you guys deserve for being so good and so kind and so easy to work with. I know the wedding industry is crazy but people out there need to know how great you guys are, and again, I PROMISE I will let them know!"
Morgan P. - Bride - Wedding 11/4/17
We had seen DANNY RAY and the ACOUSTIC PRODUCTION before our wedding and knew they were going to be great but wow did they just ROCK our Wedding! The music and singing were exceptional during the ceremony, cocktail hour, and Bride/Groom parents dances. Then came the PARTY! Danny Ray and his group met every expectation we had and then blew them away! The evening was awesome, the dance floor was packed at all times. They knew just what to play and when to play it, not to mention their music and execution was amazing! Everyone I spoke to at the wedding loved them and my Bride and I cannot recommend them enough. In fact, we can't wait to see them again in a month when they play at our cousin's wedding. Not only was the Band fabulous that evening, but Danny is a true professional and great guy along with all the members of his band. They couldn't have been more engaging and fun that night. It was a pleasure working with them. Thank you [DANNY RAY and the ACOUSTIC PRODUCTION] for making our Wedding night kick ass!
Justin T. - Groom - 11/18/17
"We are so happy that we chose you for our wedding reception. Your vocal abilities were fantastic and your band was awesome! We wanted to sincerely thank you for all of the effort you put into making the reception such a memorable event. We have heard so many praises towards you and the band from our friends and family after we got back from our honeymoon. We loved the last song when all the band members had solos. Your friendliness and professionalism surpassed our expectations and we will definitely recommend you in the future."
"Thank you again for making our wedding reception so perfect!!We are so happy that we chose you."
Kimberly S. - Bride - 11/10/17
What an AMAZING band! Not even saying this because it was my own wedding, but seriously I have never had as much fun as I did that night. Danny Ray and his band were first off so easy to work with and helpful; they had tons of suggestions for songs and genres to use as well as different options for 5 piece band vs 8 piece band and all that in between! Secondly, they were so good at reading queues of when to play what songs to get the crowd moving and when to get involved with the audience, etc.. I received too many compliments to count from our wedding guests saying how much they enjoyed them and cannot wait to find am opportunity to use them again! Love Love Love them and honestly feel you won't find a better band around!
Megan V. - Bride - 10/21/17
Danny Ray and his band did an amazing job at our wedding! We love to dance and the band was a very important part of our reception. This band blew it out of the park! Danny is so easy to work with and makes the planning process painless. Our dance floor was full the entire night and we couldn't get enough of the music!!
Liz E. - Bride - 7/22/17 Wedding
The band was wonderful to work with. Every thing I asked for, he was more than willing to accommodate. They were fantastic, we danced all night and had the best time! Danny Ray is an awesome person and the band is just soooo sooo good! I would definitely hire them again for our next event! Watch their videos on their page to get a taste, you won't be disappointed!
Hua L. - Bride - 7/1/17
Danny Ray & the Acoustic Production was just what the doctor ordered. It was important to me that our wedding not be mushy and represent us, not some traditional standard. Danny delivered beautiful, modern ceremony music that felt like us. I wish I could've enjoyed more of it, but of course we had a full plate. Danny Ray and his crew also played the reception and it was a blast. He read the crowd and adjusted accordingly. Myself and my guests had blisters on our feet from all the reveling. I would highly recommend this team for your wedding. Very professional and easy to work with. They have a great list of songs and knew a lot of the latest hits to help keep the party going.
Carol D. - Bride - 2/11/17
We booked Danny Ray to play during our ceremony and for the reception. After hearing a few bands in person we were not impressed, until I found Danny Ray's website. They sound exactly like the clips and videos from their site! (We did get to see them live just before our wedding and were even more excited to have them play!) For the ceremony we had a speech and our vows contained some song lyrics, Danny quickly picked up on these and played along a bit- it was the perfect addition! For the reception we wanted a mix of 90s, hits, Texas and classic country 2 which they pulled of perfectly. Our wedding was relaxed and we did not have a stage, some band members came out and danced with us a bit! They did a great job of feeling the crowd, the dance floor was packed all night! To end the night they played an awesome mash-up mix encore that everyone loved! These folks are really talented and have great energy, worth every penny! To add: since our wedding, we have attended three others where several guests told us how much they had enjoyed our band and wished they were there!
Hilary R. - Bride - 3/4/17
We decided to book Danny Ray and the Acoustic Production after hearing them perform at the local Houston bar/music venue, the Raven Tower. This turned out to be such a great decision! They were so easy to work with and helpful and just good people all the way around. On top of it all, these guys were absolutely amazing and played every type of genre we requested! From the music played by the string trio during the cocktail hour to the full 7-member band playing during the reception from our list of requested songs, they were perfect. Everyone commented on how wonderful the band was and how personable they were even when making announcements during the reception. Danny Ray and the Acoustic definitely helped make our special evening even so much more memorable for our guest and us! Thank you guys so much, Sarita and I love everything you guys did for us!
Christian B. - Groom - 2/18/17
Hands down the best in the business! Our guests are still talking about how amazing their set was at our wedding this weekend! They brought all the energy and good vibes to our wedding. They are so talented! They made our wedding a BLAST! Thank you so much for everything, Danny! Can't wait to catch you all perform again!
Daniella P. - Bride - 6/3/17
"Where do we even begin to express our complete "wow-ness" with you and the band on that night! You guys were already amazing to us in the events we attended prior, but on the night of, it was a whole other experience! To see all those friends and families out on the dance floor, grooving and having the time of our lives! As if you need more affirmations, I am still getting compliments on the entertainment and music that you guys performed for us. Simply amazing!"
Jimmy N. - Groom - 1/14/17
"Danny Ray and the Acoustic Production were just fabulous! Danny was extremely responsive from day one. I asked him to learn a couple special songs for my wedding and he accepted the task with excitement. I have received numerous comments from guests at my wedding saying how much they LOVED the band. You will not go wrong if you choose Danny Ray and the Acoustic Production. They are amazing!!! Thank you Danny for everything!!"
Rachel A. - Bride - Wedding 1/8/17
"They have a great selection of music and kept the guests on the dance floor until it was time to kick us out. It truly was the best day and we couldn't ask for more!"
~Jennifer N. - Bride - Wedding 1/7/17
"From classical and rat pack, to today's modern hits, Danny Ray and the Acoustic Production were able to span our wide array of musical tastes and even throw in a few Bond themes as a special request. Our guests were still talking about our 'rockin' wedding band even weeks after the event. They were the ultimate enhancement to our special day and we would whole-heartedly recommend them to anyone!"
Amanda J. - Bride - Wedding 11/19/16
"The music sounded wonderful at our outdoor venue and they kept everyone on the dance floor the entire night! ... The ceremony and cocktail hour music was phenomenal [and] we were so happy we hired the same vendor to do all of the music. Everyone in the band, besides being extremely talented, looked very professional."
Lauren H - Bride - Wedding 10/1/16
"Thank you!! You did awesome as usual! They were so happy. Party was a success because of you! Hope to work with you again soon!"
Mary B. - Event Planner - 8/26/16
"We loved every minute of last night. You guys were perfect. We have heard from so many people telling us how much they enjoyed y'all as well."
Dustin H - Groom - Wedding 8/27/16
"Two words - Simply Fantastic!! I have varied taste in music from Sinatra to Pharrell, & they were able to play it all! Also a plus that they can do lovely cello/guitar for the ceremony as well as help with announcements during the reception. My wedding reception was a success because of them; they read the room perfectly & got people on the dance floor that normally wouldn't be there!"
Chelsey B - Bride - Wedding 6/18/16
"Thank you so much for playing at our reception last night! You guys were amazing and everyone is raving about the entire band!!! There were not any points in the night where the dance floor was not packed."
Natalie W - Bride - Wedding 6/11/16
"A month after our wedding, we are still getting compliments on the band and requests on who they are. Because all of the band [members] are true musicians, they play several different instruments each. This meant they could go from acoustic at our cocktail hour to party after dinner."
Brittany W - Bride - Wedding 6/4/16
"None other than you have to book!!! Danny was beyond accommodating, transparent, creative, honest... everything a bride could ask for when planning her wedding. We wanted a true dance party with class and no cheese and he gave us just that. Everyone of all ages raved about the band and kept asking how we found them. Danny truly made our reception the most memorable night of our lives. We keep wanting to relive it over and over!"
Katie S - Bride - Wedding 5/21/16