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Parkside Drive specializes in incredible wedding music and entertainment solutions, based in Toronto, Ontario. Their performances deliver high energy and fun for guests of all ages. They are a stylish and elegant musical group that offers the big band experience at affordable prices.

Services Offered

Parkside Drive boasts extensive experience, playing at a variety of venues and for diverse audiences. Their services can be customized to suit your specific needs. Whether you would like ceremony or background music, or you want them to show up to rock your reception, they can make it happen. They perform a wide array of music genres for every taste, ranging from razz to rock to R&B. Among the services they offer, you can find:

  • Five-piece band
  • The Parkside Drive Large Ensemble, a premium eight-piece band
  • Ceremony music
  • Cocktail hour music
  • Reception music

Frequently asked questions

Are you an agency or a band?


What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Instrumental duo
String trio
Instrumental trio
String quintet
Instrumental solo

How many musicians are in your band?


What genres of music does your band play?

Classic rock
Top 40

What instruments does your group play?


What music services do you provide?

Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Learning new songs
Reception music
Music during breaks
Rehearsal dinner music
Liability insurance
Willing travel

What services do you provide?

Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Learn new songs
Liability insurance
Reception music
Music during breaks
Rehearsal dinner music
Sample performances
Sound / PA system

What items are available?

Sound PA

What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?


What is the average price for a wedding reception during peak season?


What is the price of your most popular wedding package?


What is the average price for a wedding reception during off-peak season?


Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Reception music
Music during breaks
Learn new songs
Sound/ PA system

Which of the following are included in the price?

Reception music
Sound PA
Recorded music breaks
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Reviews for Parkside Drive

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Brad E. Sent on 20/10/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Best Wedding Band!

Dave and Parkside drive were amazing. From learning new songs to making sure the dance floor was rockin' they were beyond our expectations. Couldn't have imaged our wedding with anyone else!
Sarah D. Sent on 31/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic all around!

A huge thank you to Dave and the band! We had an absolute blast our wedding weekend. Everything went so smoothly, from the start of the booking process, to the end of the night. Each band member was absolutely incredible and put on such a show! Our dance floor was packed the entire night. Everyone kept asking us where we found our band! Our dinner ran a little later than expected, so we really appreciated their flexibility as well to stay a little later. The stage area and lighting looked incredible, and they were able to set up with a very quick turnaround. Everyone was so professional from start to finish.

It was an absolute pleasure working with you, and we are so so happy with our decision to have Parkside Drive for our big day.
Charlie G. Sent on 25/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Legendary! 10/10 band

INCREDIBLE! The band did such an amazing job and it really set the tone for the entire night and got everyone on the dance floor.

Music was a really important piece for us and a big part of our lives and relationship and Parkside Drive absolutely knocked it out of the park.

Dave was a pleasure to work with leading up to the big day and ensured everything was smooth - from DJ, to ceremony, to dancing. Lead vocalist is out of this world - all I can say is wow!

We had so many people asking and complimenting the music the entire night and afterward. Have already had multiple friends ask me to give them their contact details for their wedding.

10/10 would recommend!
Kirstyn K. Sent on 15/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The Best Band!

Parkside Drive was great from start to finish! We spoke with multiple bands and their price was competitive and we felt like we were getting very good value! They were organized and made everything super smooth. Our ceremony was beautiful, everyone enjoyed the cocktail hour music and we absolutely rocked out and danced the night away!! The dance floor was full all night long and we had multiple compliments after our wedding on how "GREAT the band was!!" We saw them in concert prior to our wedding (after booking) and once so far since the wedding, with plans to keep seeing them.
We would highly recommend booking Parkside Drive for your wedding!!
Zanette M. Sent on 04/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

What a band!!!!

Parkside Drive was our wedding band in October 2022. We couldn't have been happier with our selection. From the planning with Dave to the celebration itself, all went so well.

They were professional, engaging, sounded so awesome, and kept the dance floor busy all night long. And our guests had some many positive things to say about them, especially the lead singer, Val.

Highly recommended.
Andrew Sent on 25/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Worth it. Everyone was in Awe

Just want to drop a quick note before we head away on honeymoon. Parkside Band was incredible and everyone danced the night away! Everyone had an incredible time and everything went well. All musicians were so nice to guests on break too! Really want to say thanks again for making our day beyond special!
Colleen D. Sent on 09/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Our Dance Floor Dreams Come True!

Hiring Parkside Drive for our wedding was one of the best decisions we made. From our first phone call, Parkside Drive was so great to work with - professional, reliable, and fun! One of our biggest goals for our wedding was an amazing dance party and we definitely got that. The dance floor was packed the entire time and we have had so many comments from guests about how amazing our band was. They played all the songs we requested and their talent and expertise really made our wedding dance floor dreams come true. We will never ever forget jumping up and down with our all our guests to "shut up and dance with me", being hoisted on our friends shoulders during "fat bottomed girls", and dancing in the middle of a circle of all our friends and family to "drops of jupiter". We are so grateful for these memories and so happy we had Parkside Drive at our wedding.
Elizabeth T. Sent on 28/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Parkside Drive is the greatest!

Parkside Drive were incredible, they made our wedding such an amazing party! Live music makes the party come alive and Parkside Drive are the very best at getting people dancing and singing along. We are so glad we hired Parkside Drive for our wedding, everyone was talking about how much fun they were having thanks to the band. Even my uncles who I've never seen dance before were dancing! They were super professional and easy to work with from our very first time being in contact. 10/10 would recommend, worth every penny.
Adam G. Sent on 14/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best addition to our wedding

Parkside Drive was the absolute best addition to our wedding! Just about everyone came up to us throughout the evening and commented on how great they were. They kept everyone dancing all night long, were super easy to communicate with, and really made our wedding special. If you're looking for live music at your event, I would highly recommend Parkside Drive!
Joe C. Sent on 18/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The only band you should consider!

Parkside Drive completely exceeded our expectations! With Covid in full force while we were planning our April 2022 wedding, we never had the opportunity to see Parkside Drive live so we committed based on their videos and our numerous conversations with Dave. He was so easy to work with and, given the uncertainty surrounding
Covid, was always accommodating as we worked through the potential roadblocks of the band making it to Buffalo. Our first dance was the first time we actually heard them perform live and it was so much better than we could have imagined. They are clearly professionals who know how to set the tone for a great party. We left the setlist completely up to them and the dance floor was full all night! Our guests are still talking about how great the music was from start to finish. We really cannot recommend Parkside Drive enough!
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Meet the team

Dave Barnes
Dave Barnes
General manager

Hi There

I run the operations of Parkside Drive. Absolutely happy to help with any and all entertainment-related questions for your wedding or event.

I specialize in making wedding music planning easy for our clients. I know how many decisions need to be made, and do my utmost to make things clear and friendly, no hidden prices, no egos.

Chat with me anytime, looking forward to it!


Meghan  Parnell
Meghan Parnell
Lead Vocals/Team Leader

Hi Everyone

Meg here :) I've been the lead vocalist for Parkside Drive since 2008. I'm here to make your wedding sound incredible and to help smooth out the planning details.

If you have any questions on set-up, services, song selection, dance parties, or anything wedding music related, i'd love to help!

Talk soon


2252 Dundas Street West M6R 1X3 Toronto (Ontario)

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