The Paul Otten Band: Home
This is the official site for Cincinnati, Ohio's The Paul Otten Cover Band. On this site you will find everything you need to know about what we provide for your wedding reception, private party, corporate party, live venue, and how you can contact us to book your event.
"We heard it over and over again from various guests..."this was the best wedding I've ever been to!" Yes, the food was great, the venue was nice, and we had perfect weather but we knew what they meant - "That band was awesome!" As soon as we got engaged, our first order of business was booking The Paul Otten Band. In fact, your availability set our wedding date. Your pre-event communication was outstanding and you even humored me for a little while when I had illusions of joining you on stage for a guitar solo. (Upon reflection, that was definitely a good call to not let me do that!!) At any rate, we knew you would keep the dance floor packed all night because we had seen you perform many times in the past going back to my days at Xavier University. But bringing you to Cleveland and introducing your talents to family and friends on the north coast was tremendous. Our wedding coordinator, who primarily does weddings in Michigan, remarked in her blog how impressed she was with your ability to "read the crowd" and mix in the right songs at the right moments. As a result, you may be getting future requests to play that Michigan fight song during introductions!
I will end by saying - thanks to you, I have the indelible image of my dad jumping around to 'Rocky Top' with all of my buddies. Thanks to you, teenagers and grandparents alike gladly danced the night away until the reception venue hit the lights and called it a night. Thanks to you, I did not hear any cheesy DJ's attempts to get the crowd on the dance floor (no chicken dance, electric slide or 70's disco!). Thanks to you, I now have the most amazing photographs of all of our guests swaying, arms around each other, and singing along to 'Piano Man', which closed out the night. Thanks to you, Chrissy and I had the wedding of our dreams. Bias or no bias...that was the best wedding we've ever attended and that band truly was awesome!"
Dave and Christina Vitatoe (July 5th, 2008 - Cleveland, OH)
"The Paul Otten band was the perfect band for our wedding. The band played something for everyone in the crowd (especially our Miami friends). We had people on the dance floor at the first opportunity and had to tell the guests that he could not play "one more last song" at the end of the night. In fact the wedding coordinator at our venue said that it was the best band she had heard at a reception. We would highly recommend the band for your wedding celebration. They are very professional and easy to work with."
Anna and Caleb Clarke
"Dear Paul and Brian,
Thank you so much for being such a wonderful part of our wedding day. You all were
professional, fun, flexible, and really connected with our family and friends. We
have had so many people that called today and said that our reception was
outstanding! And, that was because of you all! I can't wait to plan another party
just so we can book you all again!"
Brian and Christa Erpenbeck
I just wanted to say a very special thank you for the job your did at
my son's wedding on 9/10/11! The sign of an excellent DJ/Band is how
many people are on the dance floor and you exceeded expectations!! I
really appreciate how you played to the crowd and found the right
balance with the guests that were there. I will definitely sing your
praises to anyone needing entertainment and hopefully someday I will
call upon your services again! Again, my most sincere thanks!! Betsy
Jessica and ben Neidenthal
September 10th, 2011
Featured In BUWeddings.com
"The Knot Best of Weddings 2010 Pick"
***The Paul Otten Band has been named one of the top 150 wedding bands in the country in the latest issue of Modern Bride magazine.***
The Paul Otten Band, from Cincinnati, Ohio, consists of Paul Otten (vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass programming) and Brian Otten (drums, percussion). The duo has been performing at wedding receptions for over 7 years. In that time, their wedding business has seen a steady increase every year, all by word-of-mouth.
The key to the band's enormous success at wedding receptions or wherever they perform is their ability to entertain people of all ages. Their mix of rock 'n roll, country, funk, soft rock, sing-along music, and their ability to perform music from the 50's to the present is what earns them their fans.
The Paul Otten Band has performed at wedding receptions in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Illinois, Wisconsin, North Carolina, New Jersey, Florida, and even Nebraska.
A big advantage The Paul Otten Band has over other forms of wedding entertainment is their combination of a live band performance and DJ/MC services at every reception. The band DJ's a pleasant mix of easy listening music during dinner and dance songs on their breaks to keep the music flowing seamlessly throughout the night. The band also makes themselves available to MC the reception, if so desired. They work closely with every bride and groom to insure that their reception will cater to their specific musical tastes and will run smo othly. The Paul Otten Band provides an extensive play list of songs so that every bride and groom, and whoever else wants to be involved, can choose exactly what they want to hear on their night.
For legal reasons, we can no longer stream demos of our cover songs. If you would like to hear our demos, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you them.
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I have been writing and performing music for 20 years. My songs have won
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When you hire me to write your song I will ask you for some basic
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If you are hiring me to write a jingle I will send you the original
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For more info please contact Paul Otten at 513-602-1623 or email@example.com.
To listen to some songs that have been written for past clients please click on the DEMOS tab on the left.