In The Media

Press, News and On-Air Performances

Over the years we have had the privilege of promoting our band across many platforms. Whether it be TV, newspapers, magazines or radio, here are some of our press clippings, performances, and interviews.

Magazine’s & Newspapers

Emerald City was recently featured in People Magazine

We have been so blessed to perform at many weddings and events, and we recently performed at the celebrity wedding of Housewives of Dallas LeeAnne Locken and Rich Emberlin. A People Magazine article had a mention of Emerald City Band and the performance. Here is the quote from the article.

“The ten-piece Dallas-based Emerald City Band provided non-stop energy, rocking the house and keeping the dance floor packed all night.
They also composed a first dance song just for Locken and Emberlin. “They know us so well and every lyric of that song reflected back on our relationship,” Locken says. “That’s the whole thing — with every single person who contributed to our wedding, it was like they stood up and said, ‘This is love, and I’m going to put my version of love to show just how much these two people love each other.’ It was all so special.”

D Weddings Articles & Features

Behind The Veil

In our Behind the Veil and Behind the Scenes series, we get to know the creative, hardworking, and talented individuals behind Dallas weddings. Deno Taglioli of Emerald City Band talks to us about his blessings, who inspired…

ATE: Hiring a Band

Quality entertainment can make all the difference at a wedding reception. Choosing the right band can make your reception and take your party over the top, helping to create an experience that will be remembered for years to come!

ATE: What Music?

When planning the music for your special day it can feel daunting with so many musical options to choose from. You want something appropriate for all ages, but you also want to create a party atmosphere that your friends can…

Emerald City, the ‘house band of Dallas,’ celebrates 35 years of gigs

Not many people can say they’ve heard a live band that can cover Pitbull, Tina Turner, and Michael Jackson in one night. But not every band is like Emerald City.

On a Sunday night at Lava Cantina, Emerald City performed at a silent auction where men and women in the audience serenaded each other with “Call Me Maybe” and “Best Of My Love.” Whether they were sitting or standing, people danced bobbed their heads or tapped their fingers to the music. The band’s trumpeter and saxophonist weaved among the audience during the set, and during each of their solos, they drew cheers and fist pumps from both tiers of the venue.

Emerald City Band Shines On Dallas Music Scene

Have you ever heard of the group The Four Grand? Probably not.

Have you ever heard of the group the Emerald City Band?

If you have spent any time in Dallas, you almost assuredly have since they are the area’s premier jazz, soul, funk and pop band.

Emerald City was started by Deno Taglioli 35 years ago….

Why Dallas and The World Still Love The ‘Emerald City Band’ 35 Years Later

This year marks the 35th anniversary of Dallas’ beloved Emerald City Band (ECB).

The house band of Dallas, Texas, Emerald City Band (ECB), has rocked on with strong waves, capitalizing off the earbuds of Dallas residents since it first emerged back in the summer of 1983, now renown nationwide for its energizing and electrifying tune.

ECB, initially beginning as a corporate and …

3 Reasons Why Wedding Bands are Better Than a Traditional DJ

When I think of weddings, the usual image that comes to mind would be the amazing floral arrangements, the gorgeous venue styling, the cinematic entourage and of course the wedding entertainment. There is a never-ending debate on which is better to hire for weddings and most of the arguments that favor DJs are heavily biased on modern trends. And if you think that hiring a DJ for your wedding is the best option, you should think again. Here are 3 reasons why wedding bands are better based on experience and recommendation.

The Beat Goes On: Emerald City rocks the party for 35 years

If you’ve been to a big party in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in the past 35 years, odds are you’ve seen Emerald City. They’ve been called the house band of Dallas and they’ve rocked plenty of houses, corporate events and parties in the area.

Emerald City burst onto the scene 35 years ago …


Emerald City Band to perform tonight at The Statler in Dallas

Find out about the band from Deno, Dwayne and Phillip then come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with some shamrockin’ shenanigans at The Statler tonight with “Dublin Downtown” and “Emerald City”. 

Meet the man behind the band

The beloved Emerald City Band has played at the White House and has performed at thousands of weddings and events across the country. Chris Ivey from the FOX 4 creative services team introduces Good Day to the man behind the band’s success.

Emerald City Band gets Ready for Kaboom Town in Addison

Emerald City Band sings “Everything is Alright” on WFAA morning show, July 2nd, 2018.

Emerald City Band to play free show at Klyde Warren Park

This is a band you’ll want to see. And the Emerald City Band has a free show coming up at Klyde Warren Park in Dallas. They’re part of “An Evening of Music and Dancing at the Park” on Friday.  

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Emerald City Band interviewed on FOX about White House Performance

Emerald City Band was lucking enough to perform at the Whitehouse 2 times.  Fox’s morning show interviewed Deno about the historic opportunity. 

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Emerald City Band works with FOX on Toys for Tots

Emerald City Band worked with Fox 4 and the Toys for Tots Program.  Deno’s song It’s Christmas Time became the official song for the toy drive. 


Radio Interview with Deno and Dwayne

History of the band and New Years Eve Party

Radio Interview with Taylor on Kidd Kraddick Morning Show

Impromptu Interview when Taylor Phillips calls into Kidd Kraddick Show.