Our Story

Sharp Dressed Band (SDB) is the combined effort of six suited gents and a sharp dressed lady situated around the Seattle area. It is the culmination of years of development after percussionist Jesse Whitford and vocalist Stefan Wolczko began playing together at Vashon Island High School in 2002. There have been several iterations of this music project including several different friends, and since 2012, the band has been rounded out by the charming and talented Salonen Brothers - Danny (guitar / vocals) and David (bass / vocals). SDB has teamed up with the versatile and technical "Maui" Jim Sloan on lead guitar since 2013, keyboardist Charlotte Dike, multi-instrumentalist Eric Vanderbilt-Matthews (keys/sax) and Shannon Toomey (backup/vocals) in 2015. 

SDB plays celebrations of all types, from corporate parties to weddings to everything between,, and we're looking forward to hearing from you!


"We had an incredible experience using Sharp Dressed Band for our wedding- our guests are still talking about how great they were! They played songs that all of our guests loved and got everybody at the wedding dancing, which was exactly what we had hoped for. They also did a great job learning our song requests for the first few dances as a couple and with our parents." - Lizzie, 2017 

"Sharp Dressed Band was the talk of my wedding! Honestly, we couldn't be happier. They have a great set-list and are willing to learn a song or two (within reason). Not only were they a hit at the reception with people old and young alike, but they were able to make a tricky wedding venue situation work perfectly. Leading up to the wedding they were courteous, and when we needed to talk they made sure that they had all their questions ready to go, and only asked what was necessary (if you're planning a wedding you know this is amazing!) People are still talking about what a great time they had- and if most of my friends weren't already married I think SDB would be looking at a ton of bookings from this wedding. Even my friends who never dance were on the dance floor! We're trying to figure out what event we can use them for next! BOOK THIS BAND. You won't regret it..." - Leah, 2017

"Booking Sharp Dressed Band for our wedding was by far the best decision we made. They were pro-active, responsive and went above and beyond every step of the way. We got married on a private estate on Vashon Island and the thought of a DJ really didn't fit with the scenery or my vision. They arrived promptly and I honestly didn't worry once about AV or Music once throughout the day or leading up to the day. The music had everyone on the dance floor the entire night - I am still getting compliments on the music one year later and trying to plan a one year anniversary party just to dance to their music again! :) Thank you Sharp Dressed Band!" - Mallory, 2015

"We had Sharp Dressed Band play at our wedding and it was INCREDIBLE! Not only were they easy and fun to work with, the talent and enthusiasm was absolutely infectious - they had everyone up on the dance floor the entire time! Our wedding was almost a year ago and we still have guests talking about them playing the best dance party they've ever been to. They're so talented and can learn pretty much any song and can play the spectrum of soft and slow to rocking it like crazy. The vocals are beautiful - they played our first dance and they learned the father/daughter and mother/son dance songs on short notice and nailed it all. They added so much to the night and were one of the best decisions we made out of all the hundreds you make when planning a wedding! Thanks Sharp Dressed Band!" - Marta, 2015