CANNOT SAY MORE GOOD THINGS – AMAZING BAND, EVEN BETTER PEOPLE. Hands down our wedding was fun because of this band. They are the warmest people, so fun and engaging with our guests and so many of our guests commented on how great the band was – from music choice to vocals, to energy!! They will learn any song you want for your first dance (with bride/groom or parents) and are accommodating to also play any song via DJ if it’s special to you! Having the combination was super helpful since we wanted to play Greek dancing music and use the original song for our first dance.

We see this band a lot in the summer in Atlantic City, so we knew immediately we wanted to book them. Being familiar with their abilities and song genre is always nice, so you can always check out their website to see where they’re playing in the summer if you’re local! I will say though – they play A HUGE variety of music (hundreds of songs) so if you’re looking to mix it up (especially if you have a large age range of guests attending), they are great!

Billy – the band leader was great and called us personally before the wedding to run through everything. He took the time to understand the vibe we wanted, what our guests would experience, and took the time to help us plan song order, etc.

From the beginning I reached out to the band manager – Carmelita – explaining how eager we were to book them. We had a date/venue but no official contract from the venue yet (long story but it took months!). Carmelita was extremely helpful throughout those few months to ensure that we locked down the band for our big day, even with the uncertainty from our venue! We were so thankful that they were understanding about our situation and finally were able to book with ease. On the day of, the venue made changes to our timeline and the band was extremely understanding and was able to quickly adapt and change their set list/plans to make sure that we were happy. Even today, we love still visiting the band wherever they are playing, and they always are so sweet to come up to us and say hi or give a shoutout during their set! We love each and every one of them – BOOK THEM NOW!

- Martha Theodoris 6/23/23 Wedding

Phenomenal!Could not ask for anything more. DCMFB played at my daughter’s wedding. They played every song we requested. They brought great energy to the room. They interacted with the guests. Our guests spanned generations, the music appealed to all. They were highly professional. everyone raved about the band.

It was a pleasure working with Carmelita and the band. I have two more kids who will eventually get married. We will be hiring DCMFB for both.

- Janice Benjamin (MOB)8/12/23 Wedding

St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Parish was thrilled to welcome back DCMF this year to the 2023 festival. Everyone really enjoyed the show and it was a great way to kick off the week-long celebration! DCMF always provides such a wonderful variety of music for all ages and we are grateful that you were part of this longest running festival again this year!
-Eileen Santangelo

- St. Mary’s of Mt. Carmel Parish- Feast of Mt. Carmel

Recently DCMF provided entertainment to our charity function.
I cannot thank the band enough for their professionalism and enthusiasm!
The Dance floor was jumping off and each and every song was performed perfectly !
Anyone considering making their next event memorable should pick up their phone and call “ Don’t Call Me Francis” . They will be glad they did!

- Lisa Oakley Fundraiser

Oh What a Night ….

We had Don’t Call Me Francis at our outdoor 4th of July celebration. From the moment they arrived there was a buzz of excitement in the air. I could not have asked for better entertainment for the event. The band was absolutely outstanding, our members – old and young alike danced the entire evening! They were excellent with special request and incorporating that personal touch for our membership. While they played the last song I was already sending an email to rebook them for next year!! Don’t Call Me Francis, The Shore Club and 4th of July will be a long standing tradition for us. Thank you to you and your entire team for making this the best evening possible.

- The Shore Club

If I could give DCMF more than five stars I would. They made my dream truly come true and our guest cannot stop talking about it! I truly feel I could have gotten married anywhere and had DCMF play and it would have been just as amazing. My dream for years was to have a wedding where all the guests were dancing. I’m telling you, the dance floor was PACKED all night long. Carm was wonderful to work with and is constantly checking in to make sure everything is going well. Weeks leading up to the wedding you speak to the band and go over everything. You truly do not have to worry about a single thing. You can request songs or you can let them do their thing… and trust me they know how to throw a party. They even learn your requested songs for first dances and entrances. I will forever day dream about the night of our wedding and DCMF playing with a packed dance floor. My heart is so full! Thank you so much to such an amazing crew xoxo

- Smantha C.

Don’t look any further than the DCMF band for your upcoming wedding or event! I’ve been fortunate enough to see DCMF live so when it came time to pick a band for our wedding, there was only one option. Carmelita, Billy and the MC Tommy made the planning process a breeze and oh my gosh did we have such a blast at the wedding. We were on our feet the entire time (per my request) and the band’s energy did not disappoint. They engaged the crowd so much and to this day (a month later) I can not stop getting compliments about how amazing they were. We can’t wait to see them again soon at one of their live shows. Thank you for making our wedding electric DCMF!!!

- Alex and Hannah

Recently DCMH provided entertainment to our charity function .
I cannot thank the band enough for their professionalism and enthusiasm!
The Dance floor was jumping off and each and every song was performed perfectly !
Anyone considering making their next event memorable should pick up their phone and call “ Don’t Call Me Francis.” They will be glad they did !

- Paul Oakley

We have booked Don’t Call Me Francis as the cornerstone of our entertainment for our last 3 events. Their music is very popular with our attendees as they play an outstanding mix of dance music that keeps the dance floor full all night. DCMF is also a great attraction that generates attendees. They are very well known and very well liked throughout the area. This year we had 5 straight nights of top entertainment and DCMF was far and away the biggest draw. They are terrific musicians and great people. That’s why we will definitely be booking them again for our 4th straight event in 2023!

- Maria King Chairperson for Saint Mary of the Lakes Carnival and Musicfest

I’m so happy we booked DCMF for our wedding! We had to move our wedding a year out due to COVID. Carmelita was so accommodating and understanding when our venue changed protocol 2 weeks before our big day. We received SO many complements throughout the night and following week of how amazing our band was. I couldn’t recommend them enough!

- Kiera H

After seeing DCMF play the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City every summer, I knew that they had to be my wedding band! They played my wedding at Water Works in Philadelphia. They were absolutely amazing! We danced all night! They were a pleasure to work with and very accommodating! We love this band so much! 10/10 recommend!

- Maria B

DCMF was AMAZING!! Carmelita is so sweet and accommodating from start to finish. From the ceremony to the reception the band was awesome. The dance floor was packed from dinner to the end of the night and all the guests raved about how awesome they were. I don’t think my husband left the dance floor the whole night. They also worked with us having to change our wedding date due to COVID with no issues. My husband and I love this band and often go see them whenever we can because it’s always a good time! You will not regret having them as your band for your big day!

- Andrea E

Don’t Call Me Francis is the best wedding band I have ever seen. My wife and I recently hired them as our wedding band and couldn’t speak more highly of them. The band offered a multitude of services from ceremony music, to cocktail hour music, event DJ, and a full band capable of playing a variety of songs. The band was diligent about communicating with us prior to the event to ensure all of our needs were met throughout the process. Carmelita and Billy were so helpful in the pre-wedding planning and a pleasure to work with. Due to Covid restrictions, we had never had the chance to see the band live prior to our wedding. We were truly WOWed by seeing them live. They were so fun to listen to and performed an interactive show which even got our most bashful guests on the dance floor. Seriously, I have seen my uncle dance once in my life until our wedding and he was out there for an hour. I am a firm believer that having a good band can completely change the dynamic of a wedding and couldn’t have been more impressed with DCMF. I would HIGHLY recommend to anyone considering a band for their wedding!

- Bob D

Thank you for helping to make Megan and Matt’s wedding day so special for all of us! You have always been our favorite band and that evening was like a dream come true to have you with us!  Our family and friends are still telling us how much they enjoyed the reception and interaction from the band members! You are not only amazing musically, but personally as well!

- Mary Maguire – Mother of the Bride

We are in an absolute state of euphoria, and the band is one of the reasons!  We cannot begin to tell you how much we enjoyed every minute of the music.  Let’s face it, there are really just a few things that make a wedding –  the food, the venue and the band.  We hit the trifecta.  Actually, the super trifecta because the weather was amazing.  And I would be delinquent in my praise and thanks if I didn’t mention all the love in the room.  Fantastic!  
The band members were so sweet and accommodating.  Feel horrible, but didn’t get each individual members name except for Mary.  Love her.  The main singer was so cool with my husband, who even sang with the band! Please pass along our thanks.  Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

- Erin Montellione – Mother of the Bride

DCMF is the best band out there!! This is our second time using them for a family event and we will continue to use them when needed. Professional, friendly, and very easy to work with, you can’t go wrong. We had 270 guests at the wedding and everyone of them was on the floor dancing all night.

- Marjorie

Amazing. No other words necessary. It was like Louie Armstrong and Aretha Franklin were in the house. Only heard great things from all our guests.

- Barr Covrigaru

If the DCMF Band is available to play at your wedding and you don’t hire them, you’re crazy! They are worth every penny and then some. We booked the band prior to booking our venue and they did not disappoint. The dance floor was packed all night long and our guests have not stopped talking about how amazing the band was. Billy and Lynn were wonderful to work with and were quick to respond to questions. The Band honored all of our requests regarding the setlist and kept it moving all night. We HIGHLY recommend the DCMF Band!

- Stephanie

If you are even considering hiring a band for your wedding, look no further. You’ve found them! I researched bands extensively from New York City, Philly, and locally, and nobody came close to the energy and talent of Don’t Call Me Francis. My fiance was hesitant with the price of hiring a band vs a DJ but the morning after our wedding just kept saying how great they were! All of our guests raved about how much fun they had, the dance floor was full the entire night. People were dancing from the moment they entered the reception and the band played all of our requests. The MC reached out to us as well as the band manager Billy to ensure they had all of our names and requests and they were always easy to get in contact with if needed. They are awesome! I hope we can hire them again in the future for a birthday party, anniversary, any party! Soooo worth it!  

- Brigid S

I can’t say enough about DCMF Band! I grew up watching them play at the Jersey shore, so when we decided to have a band, I knew just the perfect one. We had the absolute best night of our life at our wedding last month. From beginning to end, we were dancing, singing on stage with the band (thanks Adriana, Mary, and Billy!), and having a blast with our guests. They took note of every song suggestion we gave them, and played their own set to keep the energy of the crowd up the whole time. There was not an empty dance floor all night. Carmelita and Lynn were a huge help in the planning process as well. Highly recommend having them play at your wedding! You won’t regret it

- Jessica Bravyak

DCMF Band brought the heat at our wedding ( as expected of course)! Their setlist at the reception was perfectly planned and the cadence of songs flowed perfectly with the energy of the night. This was all made possible by how amenable they were to hearing our preferences and song requests. Furthermore they ensured our ceremony and cocktail hour were perfectly accounted for with songs that fit the mood and setting. A special thank you to Carmelita and Billy for being so available for pre wedding discussions and planning. I was truly honored to have DCMF, an iconic south jersey band take care of our wedding. I have seen them play many times over the years and every performance has been stellar. Most importantly, they made sure our night was distinct and catered to my wife, myself and our guests for a unique performance. Thank you DCMF! 

- Tom Keyack

We first saw the DCMF band at the shore. We knew we had to book them for my daughter’s wedding 10/6/2018. Did not disappoint. Billy was in contact with my daughter on a few occasions a month before the wedding to make sure of our song choices. Our guests danced ALL night! Our banquet manager could not get people off the dance floor to announce the bridal party. Our feedback from guests was: it was the best wedding they had been to. Thank you all for making our event so memorable!!!

- Kathy Cutuli

DCMF is the best band ever! Everyone danced the entire night! When the wedding was coming to an end, the crowd chanted “one more song, one more song’- we got one more song and then the crowd chanted “10 more songs, 10 more songs”! The band was fantastic! We have been getting rave reviews from all of our guests. 

The week before the wedding the band checked in about our requests and how to say names to ensure everything was perfect. 

Book this band!  

- Mary

What a fantastic night! EVERYONE in the band and sound team deserves the biggest THANK YOU! Not just great performers but also wonderful, kind people. We loved all of them. They made the night a huge success and for that I thank each and every one of you. You just made it so easy. All in attendance had a ball. A HUGE SUCCESS!!!!!!!!!! 

- Beth Missett

WOW – what a night!  Don’t Call Me Francis took our party to the next level.  They were simply amazing – the head of our music department was dancing up a storm and was so impressed with their talents.  They made everyone want to dance!  Their music kept the night fun and light.  The horn section was awesome and all of the singers had fantastic voices.  Not to mention, the band’s manager and sound tech were so easy to work with and set everything up for our night.  If you want a rocking party – hire Don’t Call Me Francis!

- Tory Stagnaro

hello my name is buster I am from Woodstown new jersey. I just wanted to say thanks to you and the don’t call me francis band for coming out tonight to put on a spectacular show my friend. you knocked it out of the ballpark my friend. well let me tell you about myself. my name is buster. I am a 42 year old single male from Woodstown new jersey who was born blind at birth. my mother had german measles which caused my blindness at birth. However, I don’t let my disability get in the way of doing things. I do have some limited vision enough vision to still ride my fourwheeler and my tandem mountain bike. Chris, on January 19, 2001 I suffered a terrible loss when my grandmother went to be with the lord. she died of colon cancer and I can’t wait to see her when I get to heaven my friend. My grandmother chris was very instrumental in me accepting jesus Christ as my personal savior. I accepted the lord in high school was baptized 6 years ago. I am a very active member of my family church which is sharptown Methodist church. Ever since the loss of my grandmother went to be with the lord my family really doesn’t bother with me that much anymore so my church family and friends help me in times of need. I share my story with you my friend to say thanks for a well job done. All the mixes were exact and the sound was great it wasn’t too loud or too soft it was just perfect. the drum mix was perfect, the bass guitar mix was outstanding the guitar mixes were spectacular and the horns and the keyboard mixes were right on chris. I play latin instruments myself and am very knowledgable about sound and audio engineering. I have a friend who is a professional sound and mixing engineer by trade who use to tour with blood sweat and tears when my friend isn’t on tour he is helping us at are church keep the sound running smoothly as it does. maybe some day I will get the opportunity to play some latin instruments with the band would love to do that sometime my friend. again as a meals on wheels recipient I want to say thanks for coming down with the band to put on a spectacular show for us tonight.

- Buster

I want to thank everyone from the Don’t Call Francis Band for the tremendous musical experience you provided for Meals on Wheels of Salem County’s 40th Anniversary Gala last night. Not only was the music fabulous, DCMF’s showmanship and professionalism in being so flexible with us on our program details was truly appreciated. DCMF helped make it an EPIC and memorable night for all our guests, donors and sponsors. With heartfelt thanks, Peg Marshall, Executive Director.

- Peg Marshall

“We took a chance on a different venue with a different vibe for our 2016 holiday party and couldn’t be more happy that we did. The ‘Don’t Call Me Francis’ band filled the Fillmore with great music and made our evening legendary.”

- Brittany Ellen Hopkins

“The band was great last year and even better this year!”

“The band was amazing!”

“Great evening and oh that band!”

“I can’t believe a band that good was hired for a corporate holiday party.”

“The band was awesome!!!!”

- Bioclinica Holiday Party

WOW>>>WOW>>>WOW>>>What a party!!!!

Peter and I have loved the Don’t Call Me Francis Band since we first discovered them in our 20’s!!! We have followed them through the years and when it was time to celebrate Peter’s 60th birthday, we knew we had to have them….And they did not disappoint!!! Greatest band ever. Highly recommended for parties or weddings!!! They will get your people dancing with the greatest music of all time. Thank you so much for a great night that Peter and I and our guests will never forget.

- Jody Abrams

The band had every guest at my wedding on the dance floor from beginning to end. Their performance was absolutely outstanding. If you’re looking to have an unforgettable event I would highly recommend the Don’t Call Me Francis Band!

- Jillian Hill

Thank you so very much. Last night was wonderful! All our friends, family, Abbey and I danced all night! I just cannot say how wonderful the band was. I am not sure if I will be able to walk for a while, as I danced so much, but I am not worried. I cannot wait until we have a chance to have another party and hire Don’t Call Me Francis again. Thank you again for making our wedding just as wonderful as we hoped. – Lisa Spector

- Spector Wedding

“Hi Mary !!!, hi Billy, I wanted to thank you both personally for making my daughters wedding reception an amazing entertainment event, I am still getting compliments about the band- best wedding ever, thanks to DCMF- we look forward to seeing you soon , I am sure the band is better than ever! – Ian

- Ian Wolk

“Thank you so much Carmelita! And thank you for everything you guys did! I got an insane amount of compliments regarding the band from out-of-town guests. Local guests already knew how amazing you guys are 😉 The music was absolutely perfect – every single aspect. Even the DJ in the tent put on a perfect Italian-American show.  Hats off to the singer who covered our wedding song, too – he did an incredible job!  Thank you to you and the entire band for helping to make our wedding day a dream.”

- xo Julianna

“It’s great to see the band still performing at such a high level after your loss this year. I can’t imagine how tough it’s been, and likely continues to be on the group, but the music and soul is still there.”

- Frank Scillieri

“Hands down your band is a group of SHOWSTOPPERS. As a former musician I know talent when I see it and you have it all. I now arrange my trips to Golden Nugget so I can take in your performance.”

- James Finaldi

“I wanted to give a shout out to Don’t Call Me Francis. They made our daughter’s wedding reception an awesome event. The dance floor was packed all night. Please extend our thank you to the band.”

- Chris and Megan Crowe

“I wanted to personally thank you for all of your hard work, guidance and advice over the past few weeks as we collectively pulled off a very successful event on Saturday night. It was a huge help and very apparent in the final results. We are truly grateful for all your efforts!!”

- Katz Jewish Community Center, Cherry Hill

“On behalf of the Mental Health Accosiation in Southwestern New Jersey (MHASWNJ) and the Bell Ball committee, we would like to thank you for helping make our Bell Ball a tremendous success. Don’t Call Me Francis’ music was wonderful and perfect for our guests.

All guests enjoyed the evening and had a great amount of fun in large part due to your organizational skills and professionalism in assuring an unforgettable social and musical success. All those that attended are still raving about the DCMF band. The committee has unanimously requested Don’t Call Me Francis for next year’s Bell Ball “

- MHASWNJ Annual Bell Ball

“You and your band are the ultimate professionals! The performance you gave at the Flanders Hotel was outstanding.

You were the hit of the weekend. I appreciate you allowing my son Anthony to join in with the band. He really enjoyed that.

Again, your professionalism and performance were greatly appreciated.

I look forward to working with you again in the future. If I can be of any help to you just let me know.”

- Mr. Frank Petrino

“We just want to take a minute and say “Thanks” for making our first event a hit!
This is truly and “Epic Event”, and will go down in history of Haddon Heights as the Biggest birthday bash this town has ever seen !”

- Stephen DiBiaso & John Sheilds Owners, Epic Events