The Salamanders

THE SALAMANDERS: The Salamanders set themselves apart as the quintessential party band in the nation, specializing in dance music from across the decades and current radio must-haves for your unforgettable event. Their infectious on-stage energy, extensive repertoire, and rapport with wedding planners and destination venues can be rivaled by no other party band in the industry. With a resume longer than your event To-Do List, the Salamanders have entertained extensively across the US, Asia, and internationally for exclusive corporate and celebrity clients. They’ve had the unique opportunity to perform as the backing band for Grammy Award-winning artists including Kenny Loggins, Collin Raye, Belinda Carlisle, and Eddie Money. When a production company or agent needs top-tier musicians and vocalists for celebrity acts, the Salamanders are a first call band—make them your first call for your upcoming event and they will exceed all expectations.

SEE THE BAND IN ACTION: For the premier party band for your upcoming event, look no further than THE SALAMANDERS. Check out their recent demo video below:

UNPARALLED SOUND: THE SALAMANDERS band boast a big, impeccable sound with their core group of six players, but if you want to upgrade the band to a larger lineup, the band can seamlessly include a full horn section and additional dancers for an even bigger impression. Experts at event accommodation, this band can tailor their sound, set, and size to any venue or clientele, whether intimate or expansive for fully customized entertainment. Priding themselves on personal touches, professionalism, and attention to detail, you won’t have to worry about the musicianship or logistics of your event band—the Salamanders will be one step ahead from start-to-finish, delivering an elite product, from planning to stage execution, both on stage and off.

Utah's Best Wedding Band
The Salamanders

READY, JETSET, GO:  THE SALAMANDERS have traveling down to a fine art. No strangers to international entertainment and destination events, they’ve performed across the US from Vegas to New York City, and abroad in South Korea and the Philippines. Providing all-inclusive travel packages that include hotels, productions, backline, and all applicable expenses, just ask for a quote and leave the logistics to us. Wherever your next event may be, the Salamanders brings their A-game on the road.

The Salamanders Party Band with Horn Section

“I wanted to reach out and send our heartfelt thank you!!! Our wedding was truly the best night of our lives and our guests were absolutely RAVING about you all!! Thank you, thank you!!”

-Beth R., Bride


RICKAE ROBBINS / VOCALS – RICKAE ROBBINS has been performing professionally virtually her entire life. Singing, dancing, and modeling have placed her on stages, in magazines, and on television the world over. Some of her credits include, the USO Tour, Adobe, USANA, Microsoft, the BSA and GSA, Schick, and Holland America and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Rickae is a true triple threat. She is a top-notch vocalist with dance moves to match, and an almost supernatural gift to captivate a crowd. Her ability to “do it all” makes her one of the industry’s most sought after performers.

Salamanders Party Band Lead Female Vocals: Rickae Robbins

JORDAN ROBBINS / VOCALS – JORDAN ROBBINS has built an extensive resume as a studio vocalist, performer, model, and actor.  Some notable credits include work with Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, ICON Health & Fitness, Gold’s Gym, Hewlett Packard, and the LDS Church. As a musician, vocal strength and versatility of style make him truly special and have taken him all over the world. He has an ability to jump from pop and country, to rap and Motown, then to crooning and rock n’ roll, all in one show, that one has to experience to understand.

Salamanders Party Band Lead Male Vocals: Jordan Robbins

MICHAEL DOWDLE / GUITARMICHAEL DOWDLE has released nine CD’s internationally, which have been reviewed in such national publications as “JAZZIZ” and “Guitar Player”. He is featured on thousands of commercials, movie soundtracks and CD’s, playing every imaginable musical style. Some of the artists include Marie Osmond, The Osmond Brothers and the Jets. You’ll hear his guitar on movie scores and movie trailers, such as “Cool Runnings”, “I Love Trouble”, “The Three Musketeers”, “Multiplicity”, “The Cable Guy”“The Stand, “The Yearling”, “Antz” and “Born to Be Wild”. You may hear him in the background on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show (NBC), Good Morning America (ABC), ABC Sports main theme or ABC Monday Night Football. In a review of Michael’s work on CD, Johnathan Widran from has said, “His fluid electric guitar lines pop and crackle and run easily into edgy blues territory, while his graceful acoustic melodies are as lilting as smooth jazz gets.”

Mike Dowdle guitar for America's top cover band The Salamanders

DAVE DESPIAIN / KEYS – DAVE DESPAIN has been a performing keyboard player for over 30 years and has performed in thousands of shows across the US, Europe and Asia.  You will hear his work on radio and television, Sony PlayStation games, and numerous albums. He has toured with and played concerts with world-class acts including country artists Collin Raye and Juice Newton, classic rockers Kenny Loggins, Eddie Money and Tommy Shaw, and blues legend Bo Diddly. This experience makes him the perfect fit for a genre-spanning band like The Salamanders.

The Salamanders Party Band Keys: Dave Despain

MIKE RYTTING / BASS – MIKE RYTTING has for years performed with national artists as Kenny Loggins, Belinda Carlisle, Eddie Money, Collin Raye, Tommy Shaw, Tanya Tucker, the Coasters, Drifters, Platters and the Cherelles. He is a founding member of the Salamanders, and with them has entertained countless thousands internationally. His studio recordings include local and national ad campaigns.

Salamanders Party Band Bass: Mike Rytting

JOEL STEVENETTE / DRUMSJOEL STEVENETT‘s credits cover the recording of Sony Playstation, X-BOX and Nintendo Wii video game soundtracks, including popular titles like Twisted Metal Head On, Dance Dance Revolution, the World Cup Soccer theme, and Disney’s Ultimate Band. From rock to jazz, techno to country, Joel’s chameleon-like ability to naturally adapt his playing style to any musical genre is awe-inspiring. 

The Salamanders Party Band Drums: Joel Stevenette

LET’S GIVE EM’ SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT: Take a look at a handful of client reviews below.

“Utah Live Bands / The Salamander’s was awesome! From the very first song until the last the dance floor was packed. Everyone danced. The bride and groom never sat down. Guests kept asking me ‘Where’d you find these guys?’ Thanks for making the night awesome and memorable!” – Cindy (Bride at Empire Canyon Lodge / Park City)

“Picking a band when planning a destination wedding was probably the most difficult vendor decision we had to make! While they all have videos available online, it’s difficult to tell the vibe and energy. Utah Live Bands was able to give us the information needed to help us make the right decision for us, which was definitely the Salamanders! We wanted a band that could play wedding classics along with hits from today and keep the dance floor moving all night—they ROCKED it! No exaggeration, people are still talking about our wedding band. The band sets the tone for the night and our guests had the best time thanks to them. I can’t wait to throw another party and have them play. THANK YOU for making our wedding night the most fun EVER!!!” – Angie (Bride at the St. Regis Hotel)

“The Salamanders were a riot. The roof was BLOWN OFF THE PLACE. Truly the icing on the proverbial wedding cake!” – Amy (Bride in Sun Valley, ID)

“The Salamanders were very literally the life and highlight of the party. Most of our guests don’t drink, so it’s unusual for a dance floor to be full with this crowd, but we actually had a problem getting people OFF the dance floor! We ended up throwing out more than half of the dessert we ordered because people said they were too busy dancing to go eat. Their music choices were awesome crowd pleasers and they put on a great show with the lighting and dancing. Multiple guests contacted us afterwards asking for their information for their own upcoming events. The band leader was great to work with and followed our timeline exactly. They were all professional, appropriately dressed, and even coordinated secretly with my mom to personalize the lyrics of a song that she and her friends did a surprise dance to. I can guarantee we will be calling back when my siblings are engaged!!– Katie

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