Route 161 Happy Wanderers were the perfect addition to our event. Since it was primarily a networking/cocktail event, they matched the volume of the entertainment to the level in the room. Everyone could enjoy and still have conversations. One of our guest shared he had been to Oktoberfest in Munich Germany many times and this group was better than any he had heard while in Munich! Quite the compliment!!
During the rest of the year, we offer variety entertainment including Yiddish, Polish, French, German, Spanish, and other languages, We have plenty of St Paddy's music for March. Solo accordion and piano also available. Want a multi-lingual education experience, we've got you covered! All occasions, including Weddings, Funerals, Mardi Gras, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Festivals, etc.
The band was formed when our drummer, Vince, wanted to return to the music he used to play with his Hungarian grandfather back when Vince was teen. His grandpa was a professional musician on the accordion, bass and violin, and played all types of music from all over eastern Europe. Because they were living in Cleveland, Vince played a lot polka with him, of course. Our multi-instrumental wizard Jason (Keyboards, Harmonica, Yodeling. Bass and more) also grew up with that Cleveland sound. Dan, the singing accordionist, grew up in Midland, Michigan and went to Bay City for the Polish festivals and Frankenmuth for the German music.