Orange County Dance Bands

Prepare to set the dance floor ablaze in Orange County with Ben Mallare Events’ captivating dance bands. Our dynamic musicians specialize in delivering performances that pulse with energy, ensuring an electrifying atmosphere that keeps the party in full swing all night long.

Whether you’re planning a wedding reception, birthday extravaganza, or corporate soirée, our Orange County dance bands will infuse your event with infectious rhythms and irresistible beats. Envision your guests surrendering to the groove of live music, laughter echoing as they lose themselves in the euphoria of the moment.

With a versatile repertoire spanning genres and eras, our bands cater to diverse musical tastes, ensuring a captivating experience for every attendee. From timeless classics to contemporary hits, our adept musicians curate a playlist that keeps the energy high and the spirits soaring.

Renowned for our professionalism and commitment to excellence, we guarantee a performance that exceeds your expectations, leaving a lasting impression on all who attend.

Contact Ben Mallare Events today to enlist one of our top-tier dance bands and ensure that your Orange County event is an unforgettable affair.


Lead vocalist performing at a wedding event, representing Ben Mallare Events & Entertainment, specializing in live wedding bands.

Couple: Elissa & Alec

Date: April 22, 2023

Venue: Casa Romantica

Reviewed On: The Knot

We highly recommend Ben Mallare! We hired them for our wedding in San Clemente and had an 8 piece band for the reception, 2 strings for the ceremony and 2 Jazz musicians for the cocktail hour. This was their first time playing at our venue and even with a last minute ceremony location change, everything went smoothly. The planning process also went extremely smoothly with special song requests and some last minute additions to the band. Our guests are still talking about how they were the best band they’ve ever heard at a wedding. We especially loved how they sang throughout the dinner portion. It made for a very intimate evening. We would easily hire them again and recommend you do too!

A bride and groom share a romantic first dance at their wedding reception, with a 20-piece live wedding band from Ben Mallare Events & Entertainment performing in the background, creating an unforgettable atmosphere.

Couple: Linda & Austin

Date: March 12, 2017

Venue: The Colony House

Reviewed On: WeddingWire

We've had the pleasure of being on a dance floor with Ben Mallare performing twice now - once with a small band at a friend’s wedding and once at our own wedding with 7 members including horns and a female vocalist. We thought Ben handled the wedding of our good friends so well we didn't even have to think about it for our own wedding -- the choice was obvious. We had Ben's band learn our first dance song, "Safe and Sound" by Capital Cities and it was amazing. We even had them learn and play a shortened 2 minute version to match our dance routine - they were happy to take an mp3 and work off of that. They played it first for just us and again near the end per our request so we could run through our first dance together and again with all of our friends on the dance floor. At our wedding we had to be careful as the mother of the bride had a hearing sensitivity and we communicated that to Ben during our very first phone call and he was immediately receptive. The band played quietly during dinner and checked on us and her parents throughout the meal. Everything went better than we could have ever expected and the stress of balancing an atmospheric party and the comfort of our guests evaporated. To summarize - dinner music was soft and quiet, conversation was easy and the atmosphere was wonderful. The first dance -- to a song they didn't know when we booked them -- went perfectly. We were able to hit every beat and the entire band nailed it. The dance floor afterwards was full and fun and everyone had a great time. We got so many compliments on the music throughout the night. One of the best decisions we made for our wedding.

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They were perfect, literally perfect. Through all our questions, requests, demands, inquiries, concerns, rescheduling, on and on and on, they were nothing but gracious, professional, prompt and courteous. Then they showed up and rocked the hell out of absolutely everyone. My wife and I, and every single one of our guests, give them the highest praise possible. And the cherry on top, they let me get on stage and jam with them. We had Ben and his band, which we clearly highly recommend dishing out the extra money for and locking in. Perfect.
Groom testimonial Nick G. (Los Angeles, CA)
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The number one priority my bride and I wanted for our wedding was for a night full of dancing--not people begrudgingly on their feet, but truly having the best time on the dance floor. Ben Mallare absolutely delivered that for us. Since getting back from our honeymoon, the first thing people say to us is "that band you had was the best wedding band we've ever seen". If you are reading this review, don't waste another minute--book Ben Mallare--you'll be so glad you did. PS--they even learned a house/electronic song for us by request--they can truly do it all
Groom headshot Mark S. (San Francisco, CA)
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The entire wedding, we were (and still are) so proud to share the Ben Mallare name and are thrilled we could share our day with them. We could go on and on about how much fun the dance floor was, how engaging the band was with guests, how great the music was, etc., but you should take all of that as an absolute given. Ben Mallare’s band brings together truly talented, hard working and fun musicians. We knew music was going to be a very important part of our wedding weekend and we wanted the absolute best of the best, and we have only the highest recommendation for everything Ben Mallare.
Groom headshot Arnie F. (Banff, AB)
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