Founded in 2004, The Drywater Band is a subsidiary of Avondale Entertainment, which is co-owned and managed by the Houston, Texas based husband and wife team of Bruce and Andrea Wiggins.
The Drywater Band currently produces 6 groups.
Our base package includes up to 180 minutes of playtime with no set exceeding 90 minutes.
We customize everything to suit your tastes. Fill out the song form, then consult with Bruce and Andrea for recommendations.
The play list is a collaborative effort between a majority of your song form selections and our expertise. We don't call it a "set list" because nothing is set. We call songs on the fly and keep the dance floor full by always playing the right song at every moment.
Vocalists are booked based on your song and genre selections.
Yes. A large percentage of Drywater's fee is utilized to maintain in-house PA & lighting, and to employ highly skilled and accommodating sound & lighting technicians. The band's production is designed to deliver maximum results with minimum space and electrical requirements.
The best time to reserve Drywater is now, as bookings are handled on a first come, first served basis. Generally the band books out for weddings 8-14 months in advance and corporate and charity events 3-6 months in advance.
Yes. The band takes requests from their extensive repertoire list, and can learn other special requests for a fee.
A 50% deposit and performance contract are required to reserve the band's services. Drywater Productions accepts cash, checks, credit cards, and wire transfers.
Drywater is based in Houston, Texas, and is available for regional, national, and international travel.
Yes. Since most venues require vendors to carry their own insurance, The Drywater Band is insured for $1,000,000 general liability on all events.
For weddings and galas, males wear traditional black suits with ties, and females wear classy cocktail dresses. The band can also dress casual or cowboy chic.
Unless invited by the host, it is band policy that no alcohol shall be consumed while on stage, nor should the band partake in open bars at private events.
All Drywater sound engineers utilize wireless IPad mixing through an independent wi-fi network. The engineer's ability to walk around the venue while mixing ensures that volume levels will be mixed appropriately and that guests at the back of the room will be able to hear the vocals and instruments as clearly as those closer to the stage. In short, it's all about getting a "great mix".
Yes. Give us a list of your break music selections, and we'll load up our laptop for break music. Or hire our live DJ for continuous mixing .
Depending on production size, the band requires 3-6 dedicated 20 amp circuits. If not available, we recommend renting a 25-kw whisper quiet generator.
Because Drywater is a large band with active performers a 16'x 24' stage for a 8-12 piece band and 16'x32' for a 13-18 piece band are ideal.
Yes. There are musicians within Drywater who play both classical music for wedding ceremonies and background jazz for cocktail hours.
Yes. Master of ceremonies service is included.
The Drywater Band is simply the best of the best singers, musicians, and entertainers! If you want your guests of all ages to be on the dance floor and having the time of their lives, then hire this band. They are extremely versatile and know how to read and work the crowd. The band nailed every song from country to pop to oldies to R&B. We had family and friends at our wedding that are musicians themselves (in bands, degrees in Music), and they were extremely impressed with The Drywater Band, and so was everyone else!!Shana - Houston, TX