From the beginning of the night to the end, Dr. Awkward hits hard. We play your favorite songs from the 60s through now, with a unique combination of precision and rock 'n' roll abandon. Not only is the musicianship top notch, we work hard to put on an entertaining show the old-fashioned way: energy.


Dr. Awkward has been keeping people pumped at bars and private events in Central Ohio since 2008.  We are comfortable in a variety of styles and settings, and are happy to oblige requests for private parties.

For booking information, click here.  We look forward to working with you to make a lively and memorable occasion!


“From experiencing my sister’s wedding and a few friends’ weddings where they have played, I knew Dr. Awkward would get people moving on the dance floor! They are able to play so many genres and decades of music so there is something for everyone to enjoy. They took our music wish list and made it happen too, so don't be shy about telling them what music you want! My husband and father-in-law are very particular about music and Phil worked closely with my husband to pick selections and include some more brass musicians. Once I had finalized the booking with them, I had zero concerns about music and that was very welcome in the stress of wedding planning. And plus--my father-in-law was very impressed and pleased with the evening! Win!”

Anna [Bride]

"Live music made our reception, without a doubt.  What made Dr. Awkward the perfect pick was their extensive playlist.  There were Top 40 dance songs for the younger kids, and classic covers for the other guests.  Everyone had something they knew - and Dr. Awkward's energy and palpable passion made us all want to sing and dance along!"

 Colleen [Bride]

“We are so happy that we had you for our special day. Everybody loved you, had a great time, and didn’t want the party to end!”

Lauren H {Bride}

"Dr. Awkward rocked our wedding and turned it into the dance party celebration we wanted! They had great energy and kept the dance floor packed until the the end of the last song. They were also extremely professional to work with and had a very extensive list of songs and genres we could choose from. I would definitely recommend them for your wedding!" 

Bridget [Bride]

“We wanted to say thank you so so much for an amazing night!! You guys were absolutely amazing last night and it helped make our wedding truly perfect! Our guests were blown away and all have said it was the best wedding and it’s because of you guys! We will definitely be coming out to some of your public shows! Thanks again for everything!”

Lauren [Bride]

“It has been 5 months since our wedding and, no lie, just this morning a family member again said to us “the reception was the best and I can’t believe I was on the dance floor as much as I was!” This is a common statement we hear when people remember our wedding and it has everything to do with Dr. Awkward. From the start of the planning process to the end of our reception, Dr. Awkward was knowledgeable, professional, fun, and most importantly, incredibly talented! The dance floor was never empty! Phil did an amazing job as the MC and we loved how customizable we could make our song list due to Dr. Awkward’s large genre repertoire. We felt our reception was completely tailored to our love of great, classic dance songs.  It’s a true testament to their amazingness that several of our guests have already passed Dr. Awkward’s contact information along to people they know planning weddings. We can’t thank them enough and will continue to refer them!”

Becca [Bride]