Welcome to the home of New Monopoly, celebrating our 15th year anniversary!
Here you can see and hear photos, videos, and recordings of our group as well as learn more about
 what will make New Monopoly the best entertainment choice for your next special event.
Welcome to the Home of the New Monopoly

New Monopoly is a full-time professional provider of live entertainment specializing in weddings, corporate parties, special events and fundraisers.  We offer the most diverse range of music of any performing group in the tri-state while maintaining a classy, but fun, stage presence.  We are equal parts current (dance) music, swing, 50's vocal doo-wop, 70's disco, Motown, 80's new wave, classic rock, as well as ethnic and religious, music.   All selections are well-polished and carefully chosen to keep you and your guests upbeat and having fun on the dance floor from the first note to the last. In addition to the main group, we also offer cocktail music services.

We have invested a decade and a half producing a product that provides you with all of the songs you would hope for, coupled with the undeniable energy of a live group.   If you haven’t been to a wedding with a truly professional live group, such as New Monopoly, you haven’t experienced everything a great event can be.  Many people do not believe a band can sound as good as pre-recorded music, and in most cases, that is true. However, if you haven’t heard us yet, please reserve your decision.  We collectively have a century and a half worth of experience among our various members in the area of making exceptional music - and we know how to energize a party in a way that won’t be forgotten.  In fact, that is the universal response from our clients:  Out of anything they chose to include as part of their special day, New Monopoly was by far their most memorable choice and the one they have continued to receive compliments regarding, from family and guests, for years to come.  Not surprisingly, a large majority of our engagements are booked thru word-of-mouth and referrals, and it is not uncommon to perform multiple weddings for a single family.  We pride ourselves on being easy to work with, giving our clients what they want, and always presenting a professional product.  Our event coordinator(s) are always available, from the first enquiry to the end of the night of your event, to answer any and all question or concerns about your special day.

As a group, we don’t rest on our laurels. We are constantly working to stay up-to-date in all areas of our business, whether it be technology or learning the best of today’s current radio hits to supplement our strong foundation of crowd favorites.  We use as our music selection guide multiple sources - Billboard® charts,  DJ Top-200 play lists, as well as client submissions and requests.  This assures we consistently add great music and satisfy all age groups.  Our stage presentation is second to none, energy-wise, while making sure the focus always stays where it should - on YOU.  We always provide the appropriate musical style as your timeline progresses, driving your evening from start to finish with music everyone will enjoy.  In addition, we also include a DJ with all bookings.  He supplements the band’s live choices with additional music and requests, assuring that your event never has a dull moment.  Most importantly, though, you are in total control.  You can fully customize our Song List as well as the music our DJ plays during break times. 

No longer do you have to search the entire east coast to locate the best total package for your event.  We are local to Baltimore MD, Washington DC, Northern VA, York/Hanover PA, & Delaware.  You don’t have to reach out to New York, Boston or Nashville just to assure a quality presentation of the caliber you undoubtedly want for your special day.  New Monopoly is, from all angles of consideration, the best product; technically current, black-tie experienced, and musically comprehensive with no hidden costs.  We understand the needs of our clients; the desire for top shelf entertainment without the worry that, unfortunately, can come along with engaging a large group of musicians that you may never have met personally.   When present at an event, none of our members consume alcohol or drugs, dress inappropriately, or act in a less-that-professional manner.   From the moment you contact us directly, you are speaking with our business manager; a professional who has been in the field for 45 years and has worked with and represented some of the best names in the business.  He will be there, in person, from that first moment of contact until the last note to assure that your event is a successful one.  Our “package” - the musicians, top quality support, sound system, and stage lighting are all included with no run-around regarding hidden fees, commissions, or undisclosed “needs.”  Additionally, at the request of many clients, we now offer the option for us to provide full-color wireless and battery operated uplighting for the room where your reception is being held (up to 20 units available, standard request is 12 units).  We work, first and foremost, to satisfy everyone involved in making the decision regarding entertainment choice.  

New Monopoly almost exclusively maintains a calendar of private functions.  We, therefore, understand the nuances involved in making that special event click.  On the day of the event, you will be dealing with one appointed representative who is assigned to assure everything goes perfectly according to plan, interfacing with your other service providers to assure that everything necessary for success happens as it should without you, the client, ever needing to concern yourself about details on your special day.  The bottom line: “It’s all about you.”  We want you to enjoy yourself, unconditionally, and retain the excitement of the evening for years to come.  You will never see our name on a club marquee ( maybe on an advertisement for a private function/dance, or appearing on stage at a casino or a dedicated music hall), but we are very well known in our field: black tie events - weddings, corporate events, media functions, and fundraisers.  If you have questions and would like to know more, please do not hesitate to contact one of our dedicated representative - Doug, Ellie, or Justin.  Also, please explore our web presentation to get a sense of the quality and consistency we are proud to provide. 

  1. We are a group of professionals that work closely with your party planner for meticulous event execution.  We are an easy group to work with and make every effort to make booking a band an easy and stress-free experience

  2. We are a premium black tie group that is in business solely to provide superior entertainment for once-in-a-lifetime events.

  3. Our demeanor, our presentation, our song list, even our selection of staff is geared to formal weddings and corporate events.  We dress in premium tuxedos (by default), our ladies dress in cocktail dresses appropriate to your event.  Only by client request do we perform in casual attire.

  4. If you are an entertainment buyer who has had the unfortunate experience of hiring a band, yet seeing your guests sit in their seats all night, unresponsive, then you didn’t hire New Monopoly.  The difference in energy with a live group is indescribable when hiring the right group.

  5. The majority of our business consists of weddings, fund raisers and corporate events; occasions that demand, on the backend, the utmost professionalism and experience, while presenting to audience/your guests a fun and unparalleled musical experience they never will forget.

  6. New Monopoly is a group made up wholly of full-time musicians; responsible individuals chosen not just for musicianship, but for their attitude and professionalism.  As such, the same standards that apply to any serious business entity apply to us as well - no drugs, no drinking, no inappropriate language, plus the willingness to work hand and hand with all other vendors involved in executing a event to remember.

  7. While all of the above statements are important, if not critical, to choosing the right group to entertain at your event, the number one priority is that on the day of your event that everyone has a fun, enjoyable experience from note one until the end.  We have an unparalleled song list, the right sound, a strong foundation in the business (2014 is our 15th anniversary as New Monopoly), the consistency, and the know-how to spice in each necessary ingredient for an unforgettable entertainment experience. 

Upcoming Public Events
MAY 17, 2015
Carwood Inn of Court @
Michael’s 8th Avenue
Glen Burnie, MD
CLICK HERE! or call Doug 410-760-3353
Thinking about an 80’s night, 70’s night, 
50’s/60’s sockhop/dance?
---Ask about our 
“theme” evenings.---
We also perform evening of all-current dance music, as well as perform special artist retrospectives featuring tributes to some of the most popular names in music history! 

New Monopoly offers unprecedented variety for corporate events, fundraisers, dances, reunions, and other special events.  Make your evening a night to remember.

Page Updated
- General information
- At the request of many clients, we are now offering optional uplighting!
- New songs/demos

Click here to listen now!
Demo Medley 1 
(Current Tunes)

Demo Medley 2
(Older Tunes)

Important Tips 
Click here to read 
A Special Note 
from our Business Manager, Doug Lewis

Important tips for choosing 
the right band for your special event, information about what we offer, 
and more!!

Contact Us Today!
Dates for 2015 and 2016 are booking rapidly, with many prime dates for 2015 already spoken for. 

Don’t wait!!

The New Monopoly, LLC
315 Mary Lou Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21060
Phone: 410.760.3353

Doug Lewis:
Business Manager/
On-Site Event Coordinator
referrals, previous clients, Baltimore, DC, NOVA.
email: newmonopoly at newmonopoly dot com
Phone: 410.760.3353

Ellie Deskin: 
outside exclusive sales representative 
(95 N -
Wilmington, Philadelphia, Cecil/Harford Counties) 
voice: 410-378-4500
e-mail : edeskin at newmonopoly dot com