Black Tie was the #1 Bar/Bat Mitzvah Band/MC/DJ Hybrid of 2015!

Making weddings unforgettable for over 19 years.

Chris, Jami and Orlando make up the charismatic front line of vocalists who can cover any song and any genre; from Top 40 to rock, country, Motown, R&B, disco and standards they do it all. Always giving an electrifying performance the band now also plays continuous music, breaking down to 2-3 pieces and performing acoustically during dinner. Band leader and guitarist Strickland Bonner has been with the band since its inception and will coordinate with your caterer, photographer, videographer and event planner to make sure your wedding runs seamlessly and exceeds your expectations.
You can see a mix of many of the styles the band performs above, or if you want to see something more specific check out their “uncut” medleys that show off their Pop, Rock, R&B, 80’s, and ballad styles along with a bonus track of the Michael Buble’s cover of “Save the Last Dance” including a full 3 piece horn section.

With more 1000 events to their credit, Black Tie is only getting better with time.

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BLACK TIE – Making weddings unforgettable for more than 20 years.



What can I say?!?  You guys were more amazing than I expected.  I will absolutely recommend you guys because not only are you a delight to work with, but you all are extremely talented. You guys were, hands down, one of the best bands I’ve ever worked with.  So, THANK YOU!  And Jamie is absolutely adorable.  She knew everyone at the wedding!!

All the best,

Rachael Fineberg

MangoProductions, LLC

As reviewed on 07.20

“Black Tie was Incredible!”

We had hired them for our wedding after viewing their showcase in Rockville, MD. We feel so fortunate to have worked with them for our wedding and the compliments keep flowing in. Our guests couldn’t believe they were singing live, that’s how good they were. They were completely sensitive to volume throughout the wedding and even checked in with the parents to make sure the level of sound was ok. Hiring Black Tie was stress free and we knew they would knock it out of the park with very little direction from us. Thank you a million times over to Strick and the rest of the band for making our wedding incredible!

As reviewed on 06.13

Black Tie was amazing!!! Weeks after our wedding, everyone is still calling to talk about how great they were. We were torn between a DJ and a band, and now I am so glad we went with black tie. They read the crowd so well and even picked up on a reference in my brother’s speech and surprised everyone by playing it later in the night . Strickland was totally responsive, professional, and calm. Thanks Black Tie!
Wedding: 06/01/2013

As reviewed on 05.13

I booked the band Black Tie through Washington Talent Agency. Everyone was on the dance floor throughout the entire night. The band was AMAZING!!!!!,

As reviewed on 05.13

Every comment we have gotten since our wedding has included something about how amazing the band was.

Black Tie is the perfect wedding band. They played a great mix of modern and classic dance songs that kept all of our guests up on the dance floor all night long. They were very interactive and kept everyone entertained. A nice new touch, that we didn’t know about, the female singer played guitar and sang during dinner. Strickland is very easy to work with and is amazing as a band leader. He responded to all of our questions and helped us with planning the night’s events.

Washington Talent was a pleasure to work with. We really enjoyed attending the band showcases at their studio and it helped us find the perfect band. If you have an upbeat crowd that wants to dance, we highly recommend Washington Talent and Black Tie.

As reviewed on 11.15

We booked Black Tie for our wedding and they were OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!! Ever since the wedding all we are hearing is about how incredible the band is. Strickland could not have been more flexible and accommodating. He worked with us in advance to tailor the schedule, music, and tone of the reception to our vision. He had the dance floor packed from the first song to the last. They played through the entire night without taking a break. Strickland took over the schedule/timeline to make sure that everything was taken care of from the first dances, to the toasts, to the cake cutting, and the bouquet toss. The singers were FANTASTIC!!! They got out on the dance floor and engaged the crowd. Chris’ personality and dance moves helped set the tone of the party and kept everyone going. They even learned a couple songs just for our special day. At the end of the night they had a terrific send off and I thought the building was going to collapse because they had 160 people jumping in unison. Afterwards, when I asked if they’d be willing to join us at a local pub for an after party drink, I was so touched when they obliged. They made the party and truly made us feel like they were part of our family. THANKS BLACK TIE!!!

D’Anna and Will

As reviewed on 10.22 Wedding Date: 07.09 5 out of 5 stars

Strickland and his team from Black Tie were amazing. So many guest enjoyed and asked who they were. They really make the night a party that keeps on going.

Phyllis, Bride

PM Subject: Re: Susan and Greg’s wedding

The wedding was perfect, beyond anything we could have hoped for!

Black Tie was exceptional…every minute!!  It was an incredibly happy time and a fabulous, fabulous party!!  Even the grandmas and other older guests loved the music and did some dancin’! Susan and Greg were thrilled…they should only have as much happiness in their lives as they felt Saturday night!

I can’t say enough wonderful things to you!  It’s too bad that we could not have kept going after midnight…but we didn’t want the police to come visiting!

With so much gratitude,

Barbara (mom)

“Everyone young and old thought Black Tie was fantastic. The music was so great, no one wanted the night to end. Thanks for a perfect night.”
Dee Martin

“You are such talented musicians. It was so clear you really enjoy entertaining and the fun was contagious. Not only were we thrilled but we received compliments from all of our friends.”
Steve and Julie Glenn


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