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On 03, Sep 2014 | In | By CMG

RayBans

Contemporary, Sophisticated, Versatile – these are some of the hallmarks of the talent-rich entertainment professionals within the RayBans four piece ensemble with optional 5th man on sax. The RayBans specialize in smaller venues where band size and available space is a factor.

The RayBans (formerly known as FasTrack) is a smaller Cleveland wedding band with expertise in entertaining audiences in a variety of genres: Contemporary, Motown/Soul/R&B, Disco, Classic Rock, Smooth Jazz, Island & Beach and Country. The band has something that will appeal to each and every one of your guests.

Experience the feel of the Caribbean with the addition of steel drum player Rich Maurer, as the band performs special Island themed selections.

Supplemented by professionally produced backing arrangements that replicate the original recordings, The RayBans create a “full band” sound while utilizing only five performers. This unique approach distinguishes The RayBans as a diverse, professional and entertaining live act, providing as much “entertainment value” as other ensembles much larger in size.

The RayBans features:
DD Magdalena: Lead Vocals
Dennie Hall: Lead vocals/Guitar
Craig Douglas: Drums/Congas/Vocals
Dave Allen: Sax/Congas/Vocals
Rich Maurer: Steel Drum/Percussion/Vocals


  • The RayBans….Amazing!

    We hired the RayBans for our wedding and there is only one word to describe the band as well as the customer service from Scott at CLE Music Group: Amazing. Craig from The RayBans was so easy to deal with, made us feel as if this was the only wedding he did all year and was an absolute professional. To be honest, we were nervous, they weren’t one of the higher price tags on the site and they didn’t have a ton of gigs that we could go see. We did not get to see them prior to our wedding due to timing but Scott from CLE Music group put his name on the line for them and I am glad he did. The 5 piece we got was amazing, beautiful voices, and throughout the night I had to convince myself that they were a band and not just playing the music via iPod. I recommend the 5 piece highly, they truly were…amazing.

    Zachary and Heather Marcus
    Sep 19, 2015
    English Oak Room

    The FasTrack Band was wonderful! All the members were professional, courteous, and engaged throughout the entire night. We had a diverse group of guests and everyone loved the music played! They were able to get people up and dancing throughout the evening! I would recommend this group to anyone!

    Molly Rodriguez-Ludwig
    Sep 29, 2012
    Hyatt Regency Arcade

    FasTrack’s performance was sheer perfection. Each member of the band is extremely talented and together they created an exciting and upbeat atmosphere. FasTrack provided enjoyment to all the guests and was a wonderful addition to our wedding reception. It was an evening of dancing and so much fun!

    Joanne Nixon (Eric Nixon & Katie Palmer)
    Aug 4, 2012
    Hudson Country Club

    FasTrack’s performance at our wedding was nothing less than spectacular! A large number of our guests made comments on how great the band sounded, and we truly enjoyed ourselves. I know we made the right decision, and we look forward to seeing them perform again!

    Scott Munn & Jessica Witt
    Jul 7, 2012
    Cleveland City Hall Rotunda

    The dance floor was packed all evening.

    Jeannette Kartley
    Jun 25, 2011
    Lake County Farm Park

    FasTrack was the perfect fit for our corporate event. They really entertained the crowd the entire evening, and we couldn’t have asked for a more energetic, talented and fun group of artists!

    Megan Mangano, Brokaw Advertising
    Jun 21, 2011
    Rock N Roll Hall of Fame

    Guests really enjoyed the band, appealed to the wide age range of the guests.

    Aparna Padiyar
    Jun 18, 2011
    Tudor Arms Manor

    The band was great! They had everyone up dancing and really enjoying themselves. The music selection was fun and upbeat… I am really happy with our choice! I would definitely recommend them to anyone!

    Anne Hughes & Richard Wright
    Jul 17, 2010
    Glidden House

    I just wanted to send a quick thank you for doing such a great job last night. Everyone really enjoyed the music, was out dancing and having a great time.You were also able to adjust really quickly when the rain started, which was impressive. I don’t feel like it affected much at all, which was great. Thanks again, and we will definitely think of FasTrack in the future.

    Sally Hughes (Anne Hughes & Richard Wright)
    Jul 17, 2010
    Glidden House

    We used Shades of Steel and The RayBans for a client event we held at The Tall Ships Festival and it was exactly what we were looking for! People danced and enjoyed every bit of it!

    Jeslyn Schur
    Jul 9, 2010

    Working and planning with FasTrack’s Craig Douglas was an absolute pleasure. For a very busy bride, their organization and commitment to customer service was incredibly helpful. Both FasTrack and the Latin Jazz Projectprovided us and our guests with a very special evening of great music!

    Kathleen (Chiarucci) & Jose Gonzalez
    Oct 17, 2009
    Landerhaven

    Thank you guys so much for such a wonderful and fun-filled evening. You kept the dance floor packed all night long! We got tons of compliments and had a blast.

    Stephanie (Ilko) & Kevin Hackett
    Sep 5, 2009
    The Club at Key Center

    Thank you so much for the awesome entertainment. My husband and I really enjoy live music. Have you four perform on our wedding day made it that much more special. You Rocked!

    Sarah (Kurth) & Charles Reinwald
    Jul 18, 2009
    Brennan's Party Center

    Thank you so much for your participation in our show. It was a great success. I hope we get to do it again next year! Your band was excellent.

    Jamie Housley, Sheraton Independence Bridal Fair
    Jan 4, 2009

    We appreciated the variety of music FasTrack was able to play for our Holiday Party. They did a great job with the various genres.

    Meaden & Moore Corporate Holiday Party
    Dec 6, 2008
    - Ritz Carlton Silver Grille

    A talented band that keeps the party jumping. Lots of great music for a diverse audience. A must for any celebration!

    Sara Tavrell, Suprise Birthday Party
    Oct 11, 2008
    private residence

    FasTrack was great and got everyone up and dancing – they really made the night special.

    Eve Freeman
    May 25, 2008
    Shoreby Club

    The band made the event.

    Donna Schwartz, Family Clam Bake
    Sep 15, 2007
    private residence

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