TOP TIER is live music at the highest level! We provide the best of both worlds—a fun, high-energy party band and a smooth, light jazz band all in one! So whether you just want a great dance band, or you also want some relaxing dinner/cocktail music before the party really heats up, look no further. Top Tier consists of top notch, experienced musicians with a passion for performing. Our band members have shared the stage with a diverse group of artists, such as Rick Springfield, The Cars, Craig Morgan, Tiffany, Ambrosia, and John Ford Coley. We've also written music with members of Sawyer Brown, Winger, and Steve Perry's band. Our music has been in major motion pictures, TV, advertising, and recorded by several artists.
Top Tier has a repertoire that spans 7 decades and encompasses many styles of music. Although we're skilled at reading the crowd and gearing our song selection accordingly, this is your event. So if you prefer the music selections to be heavy on the 70's, an overdose of 80's, or a heap of more modern material, just let us know when you book us and we'll gladly oblige. Of course we also take requests while we're performing. When we do give you a quote, it includes learning two songs of your choice free of charge (first dance, father/daughter, favorite song, etc), PA/lighting system, playing recorded music before we start and on our breaks, and us covering the Gigmasters booking fee. We will also gladly serve as Master of Ceremonies if you'd like.
Top Tier is a 5-piece band with 3 lead vocalists. We always give you the option of hiring us as a 6-piece band, with the addition of a fantastic sax player whom we work with regularly.
Top Tier has won the 2012 and 2013 Bride's Choice Award on WeddingWire and the Gigmasters 5 Star Performer Award! We're also the preferred live music vendor for Wedding 101!
Please contact us with any questions you may have. Also, please click on the "reviews" link at the top of the page to check out all of our great reviews from previous Gigmasters clients.
**Here are some more testimonials from Top Tier wedding clients**
"We are from Ohio and when we were looking for a band for our daughter's wedding in Nashville, we were totally at a loss. So I hired Top Tier totally based on recommendations from other brides- and wow were they right! Top Tier far exceeded any expectations I could have possibly had. They had the crowd on the dance floor from the very first song until the very last! They came unto the floor and interacted with the crowd, and they were the nicest people you could ever have asked for. Their professionalism was over the top. I would hire them for another event without even thinking twice! They absolutely made the reception one people won't forget soon. I can't even tell you how many people came to us during and after the reception to tell us that this was the best band they had ever heard. If anyone is looking for a wonderful dance band for any event that is made up of the nicest people ever, don't even give it any other thought- just book Top Tier. We are so thankful we did!!! BTW, we paid extra to have the saxophone player, and very glad we did." -- Alina H. (Ironton, OH)
"Top Tier was amazing and exactly what we were looking for in a band for our wedding. My wife and I had met at an 80's cover band concert (popular band on the west coast) and it was important for us to have a band that could play that genre well. Top Tier did that and a whole lot more, playing jazz for the first hour and then playing everything from songs from the 70's to current country. We had asked them to learn a song, which they performed flawlessly, and were also great MC's for the evening. We were somewhat apprehensive hiring a band sight unseen (we live on the west coast and were having our wedding in Little Rock), but Top Tier blew away our expectations and we are so glad they were part of our big day. It was one of the best decisions we made when planning our wedding." --Tom P. (San Francisco, CA)
"This is the band! Professional, easy to communicate with, and most importantly a fantastic sound with a great song selection. Top Tier knew the songs to play and created a fun, happy, everybody dance mood! Everyone at the event remarked about what a great band they were. By the end of the evening, they had become part of our family of friends. They truly love what they do, and the result creates an atmosphere where everyone has a great time, gets up and dances, and becomes part of the celebration! Hiring them was the easiest part of the wedding plans, hire them and forget it because they are dependable and take care of business. Super people, super music, and great entertainers!" --Martha S. (Athens, AL)
Children's Birthday Parties
Sweet 16 Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
At LastEtta James
Proud MaryTina Turner
Dock Of The BayOtis Redding
Twist and ShoutThe Beatles
Hang On SloopyThe McCoys
Jailhouse RockElvis Presley
Honky Tonk WomanRolling Stones
Unchained MelodyRighteous Brothers
Stand By MeBen E. King
What A Wonderful WorldLouis Armstrong
Mustang SallyWilson Pickett
Brown-Eyed GirlVan Morison
My GirlThe Temptations
I Saw Her Standing ThereThe Beatles
Peppermint TwistJoey Dee & the Starliters
Chain Of FoolsAretha Franklin
Someone Like YouVan Morrison
We Are FamilySister Sledge
I Will SurviveGloria Gaynor
Isn't She LovelyStevie Wonder
Get Down TonightKC & the Sunshine Band
I Want You To Want MeCheap Trick
Car WashRose Royce
Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond
All Right NowFree
You Decorated My LifeKenny Rogers
Some Kind Of WonderfulGrand Funk Railroad
Two Tickets To ParadiseEddie Money
Play That Funky MusicWild Cherry
Long Train Runnin'Doobie Brothers
Sweet Home AlabamaLynyrd Skynyrd
Hotel CaliforniaThe Eagles
Can't Get EnoughBad Company
Wonderful TonightEric Clapton
The JokerSteve Miller Band
Only The Good Die YoungBilly Joel
Signed Sealed DeliveredStevie Wonder
SpookyAtlanta Rhythm Section
Whole Lotta LoveLed Zeppelin
Gimme 3 StepsLynyrd Skynyrd
Have I Told You LatelyVan Morrison
Moves Like JaggerMaroon 5
Wagon WheelOld Crow Medicine Show
CelebrationKool & The Gang
I Love Rock and RollJoan Jett
Summer of '69Bryan Adams
Sister ChristianNight Ranger
Every Breath You TakeThe Police
Don't Stop Believin'Journey
Walking On SunshineKatrina & The Waves
Pour Some Sugar On MeDef Leppard
Working For The WeekendLoverboy
Let's DanceDavid Bowie
Power Of LoveHuey Lewis and The News
Never Tear Us ApartINXS
You Give Love A Bad NameBon Jovi
Sharp Dressed ManZZ Top
Keep Your Hands To YourselfGeorgia Satellites
Hit Me With Your Best ShotPat Benatar
Hurts So GoodJohn Cougar Mellencamp
Take On MeA-Ha
What I Like About YouRomantics
I Want CandyBow Wow Wow
You May Be RightBilly Joel
You Shook Me All Night LongAC/DC
Angel EyesJeff Healey Band
Don't You Forget About MeSimple Minds
CenterfoldJ. Geils Band
Old Time Rock 'n' RollBob Seger
With or Without YouU2
Jessie's GirlRick Springfield
Just What I NeededThe Cars
Blister In the SunViolent Femmes
Pink CadillacBruce Springsteen
Your LoveThe Outfield
Dancing with MyselfBilly Idol
Somebody's BabyJackson Browne
Hungry Like The WolfDuran Duran
Down UnderMen At Work
Crazy TrainOzzy Osbourne
ROCK in the USAJohn Cougar Mellencamp
Wanted Dead Or AliveBon Jovi
Pride and JoyStevie Ray Vaughn
In The Air TonightPhil Collins
Dancing In The DarkDancing In The Dark
Family TraditionHank Williams Jr.
Someone Like YouAdele
All I Wanna DoSugarland
This LoveMaroon 5
I Need You NowLady Antebellum
Friends In Low PlacesGarth Brooks
SmoothSantana with Rob Thomas
I'm YoursJason Mraz
Hot and ColdKaty Perry
Strawberry WineDeanna Carter
Smells Like Teen SpiritNirvana
All Summer LongKid Rock
Love Sneakin' Up On YouBonnie Raitt
Making Memories Of UsKeith Urban
Mama's SongCarrie Underwood
Learning To FlyFoo Fighters
Sex On FireKings Of Leon
Here For The PartyGretchen Wilson
Give Me One ReasonTracy Chapman
It's Your LoveTim McGraw & Faith Hill
You Are The Best ThingRay LaMontagne
Stacy's MomFountains Of Wayne
One HeadlightThe Wallflowers
In The MiddleJimmy Eat World
Lost In This MomentBig and Rich
Boot Scoot BoogieBrooks and Dunn
1985Bowling For Soup
I Like It I Love ItTim McGraw
All BluesJazz Standard
Take The A TrainJazz Standrad
Satin DollJazz Standard
Girl From IpanemaJazz Standard
All Of MeJazz Standard
My Funny ValentineJazz Standard
Route 66Jazz Standard
Black OrpheusJazz Standard
Stella By StarlightJazz Standard
All Things You AreJazz Standard
Someday My Prince Will ComeJazz Standard
In The MoodJazz Standard
Classic Rock Band
Smooth Jazz Band
Southern Rock Band
Top 40 Band
$1200 - $4000
lead vocals, percussion
lead vocals, keyboards
lead vocals, drums
bass, backing vocals
guitar, backing vocals
Erik "Tiny E"
sax (optional 6th member)
There truly are too many to name. We are influenced by a wide variety of artists from the 60's-today. Admittedly, most of our influences are bands/artists from the 70's and 80's, which conveniently is the material that most people enjoy dancing to!
in Bowling Green, KY
"Amazing!!!!! First of all, JD's communication was outstanding and I was never once nervous about their music selection and flow of the ceremony and reception. We couldn't have been more pleased with everything they did. Our guests kept complementing them to us all night. They kept the party going and interacted with the guests! If I had to redo my wedding, I would definitely use Top Tier again!!!! We loved, loved, loved them!!!!!
Dianna & Jimmy Boyd"
- Dianna S.
in Signal Mountain, TN
"Top tier were perfect for my wedding! They kept the dance floor packed the entire night! Guests have asked for their info for their own parties. Jd was very accomodating and quick to respond throughout the entire planning process. I was able to specify what I wanted them to play but they also knew what the people wanted based on crowd dancing. They did awesome with my special dance songs. I can't say enough great things- EXTREMELY TALENTED, PROFESSIONAL, FRIENDLY! SO MUCH FUN!!!!! "
- Catherine R.
in Nashville, TN
"When searching for a band for my daughter's reception in Nashville,we were hoping for a band that would keep the party going all night. We hired Top Tier based on their reviews, and we were totally blown away by them!!!! They were AMAZING- the crowd started dancing with their first song and never sat down until the reception was over!! They interacted with the crowd by coming onto the dance floor and inviting crowd participation, and everybody went on and on by how great they were. They were also so accommodating and the nicest people you would want to meet. If you are looking for a fantastic party band, Top Tier is it!
- Adriane H.
in Jackson, TN
"At our June wedding in Jackson,TN we were so excited to have them come play! We had read reviews online and that's how we originally heard of these guys through gigmasters.com. The band was awesome. You could not ask for a better band. They are a very fun and friendly group. They were on time and you don't really have to worry about anything but getting them electricity so they can run their equipment. Every person that came to our reception was astounded by their musical talent. No question ask if you have them come play, you will not regret it!
Dustin and Rebecca Twyman"
- Rebecca B.
in Nashville, TN
"Top Tier was simply fantastic! They were very talented, energetic, fun, and extremely professional. Our wedding guests had an absolute blast! My husband and I even got up on stage with the band and made some wonderful memories together. JD was incredible to work with too, so helpful, kind, acommodating, and very quick to respond to any of my questions/communications. Compared to my other wedding vendors, JD was truly a breath of fresh air. I would highly recommend Top Tier!"
- Lauren W.
in Evansville, IN
"This group is phenominal. They added to our office event and interacted with our employees to make it a grand event. They were dressed professionally and each band member was an expert at what they did. Vocals were exquisite and their energy was out of this world. My employees, got on stage and danced and sang with the band and did a little guitar neck Limbo with Amy the lead singer. Top Tier is exactly what they are, creme of the crop. "
- Thomas B.
in Gamaliel, KY
"Top Tier Band was the perfect choice of entertainment for our wedding. Our guests are still talking about their wonderful talent. Out of over 350 guests who attended our wedding, only 5 people left after the ceremony while the majority stayed for the reception. The guests were so entertained by Top Tier that they didn't want to leave. They were great about learning any song request I had that was not on their song list. If they didn't know it, they learned it, and it sounded great. They were willing to do anything that I asked of them. They even allowed me to sing with them. I couldn't have asked for a better band to play at my wedding. "
- Emily B.
in Jackson, TN
"We had Top Tier play at our wedding reception in Jackson, TN and they blew us away! They did an amazing job and they played all of the songs that we wanted them to. They really got everyone involved at the reception and put on a great show. The band was so nice and everyone was very easy to work with. We would recommend Top Tier to anyone to play at their wedding or any other event!!"
- Joe K.
in Franklin, TN
"The Top Tier Band was so fantastic. Everyone who came to our wedding complimented how talented they are and how great the music was. They play all the great classics that all ages know and love, as well as current hits. I won't hesitate to recommend them to my friends. They were extremely friendly and great to deal with in the time leading up to the wedding as well. You won't regret booking them!
Drew & Sarah Walker"
- Sarah B.
July 4th Party
in Clarksville, TN
"Top Tier put on an excellent performance at our event! They sounded polished and professional. Everyone at the event was impressed with them. They were friendly and did everything they could to meet our requests. They played a wide variety of music that appealed to the crowd and really kept the fun going all night long! We will definitely use Top Tier again and would recommend them to anyone looking for an upbeat, fun, and exciting group of performers. "
- Suzy H.
in Pulaski, TN
"I can't say enough good things about this band. We had to make several changes from our end and the band was most gracious and went out of their way to accomodate our event. They are very high energy
and have a great sound and set up. I highly recommend Top Tier and would hire them again in an instant!They are a great group for a
very reasonable fee."
- Karen S.
in Jackson, TN
"They responded quickly to our requests. They were so much fun! Everyone had an absolute BLAST! They are very talented! We wish we could have another wedding so they can perform again :) Thank you, Top Tier, for making our reception so enjoyable!"
- Catherine E.
in Nashville, TN
"Top Tier was awesome. They were very easy to work with from the booking process through their performance at our wedding reception. Everyone from our college friends to my 86 year old grandmother loved the band. They started with jazz standards, worked their way to 70's and 80's dance, and ended with everyone swinging around to Rocky Top. The party was so great that our guests didn't want to leave after the band finished! We would definitely recommend Top Tier to our next friends getting married."
- Scott B.
in Nashville, TN
"Top Tier was amazing and really brought a lot of energy to our reception. They did a great job bringing all our family and friends to the dance floor, booties a shakin’! Their stage presence was incredible and timing throughout the night impeccable. We really can’t say enough positive things about their performance. Our family and friends were certainly impressed, and they expected no less in Music City. Top Tier met and exceeded their and our expectations. We loved the fact that they brought the wedding party on stage for participation (with cowbell no less!) – we’ve always wanted to be rock stars and you made us feel like true superstars!
- Karen C.
in Eads, TN
"Great job at the wedding reception. Everyone loved you guys and kept asking where did we find you. We could not have been more pleased with the quality of sound and professionalism. JD you made it easy for us and fun, I will highly recommend you guys for any event. Tks, Joe"
- Joe W.
in Nashville, TN
"Top Tier kept our dance floor full all night long! If you want a band with great talent that is also professional and easy to communicate with, this is the band for you! I would not hesitate to recommend them to my friends and family!"
- Rebecca N.
in Dalton, GA
"We had a fabulous time at our reception and our guests did too. JD was so helpful and organized in planning the event! Great talent and awesome song selection! Highly recommended!"
- Mary Kathryn D.
in Dyersburg, TN
"Top Tier was wonderful! They were extremely accommodating & friendly. Our guests loved them & everyone enjoyed listening to them & dancing! We loved the "Top Tier Cheers", too! Never seen a base guitar used as a limbo stick, but they did it & it was great! They even let me (the bride) get on stage & play along with them! We highly recommend Top Tier if you are looking for a fun & entertaining band for any occasion! "
In addition to Nashville, Top Tier will also travel to Madison, Lebanon, Mount Juliet, La Vergne, Hendersonville, Hermitage, Ridgetop, Smyrna, Antioch, Gladeville, Old Hickory, Lascassas, Arrington, Murfreesboro, Nolensville, Brentwood, Norene, Watertown, Gallatin, Goodlettsville, Milton, Auburntown, Castalian Springs, Franklin, Mitchellville, Whites Creek, Christiana, Alexandria, Readyville, Rockvale
and many other locations in and around the Nashville area.
received an average rating of 5.0 stars out of
5, based on reviews by
27 GigMasters clients.
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