Last minute availability for 2012!

We have been taking a break, however we've recently decided to offer some free dates for 2012. So if you need a band at short notice, give us a call or text on 07974244105 or email   We will also be offering limited dates for 2013.

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Welcome to the DW Band (formerly The Watts and Whiffin Big Band).

We're a 7 piece live band specialising in providing live music for special occasions  including weddings, birthday parties, corporate parties, functions across the North East including Newcastle, Durham, Teeside, Cumbria, North Yorkshire and Northumberland.

The band members have over 12 years of international experience, so you can expect a professional and impressive show.  The band features a fantastic 3-piece brass section and 2 male lead vocalists.  Read more about our band members.

Our set has been specially created for weddings, functions, birthday parties and corporate events and continually evolves to suit each occasion - North East Wedding entertainment is our speciality.

Go to our set list for more information.

We have an excellent reputation as a live band which is raised on impressing our customers and giving them a good time. Read what some of them have said on our Guestbook.

Download songs in mp3 format on our Audio Clips page..

North East Wedding Band

Are you Interested in booking us for a wedding? We've introduced a section of the site which is devoted to wedding entertainment.   You can also request a free promo pack which includes a cd.

North East Function Band

We have played hundreds of North East functions including corporate events, christmas parties, anniversaries and birthdays. For the last 6 consecutive years we have been booked as the house band to play at the Newcastle Assembly Rooms for their Christmas gala dinners. A typical December at the Assembly Rooms involved 15 gigs playing to 500 people per night.

Where Will We Travel?

Our prime area is within a few hours from our base in Newcastle Upon Tyne including Durham, Teeside, Cumbria, North Yorkshire and Northumberland.  It is rare that we travel much beyond this - however it is always worth contacting us just in case.  Popular locations include:

  • Newcastle
  • Durham
  • Bishop Aukland
  • Yarm
  • Darlington
  • Carlisle
  • Wynyard
  • Dissington
  • Hexham
  • Hayden Bridge
  • Wylam
  • Redworth
  • Sunderland
  • Gosforth
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Recent Client Feedback

"I just want to say a huge THANK YOU to you for your amazing performance at our Prom last night. Everyone said how incredible you were!"
Fran McCord - CCHS School Prom

"We just want to say a BIG THANK YOU to Dave and the band members for their outstanding performance. Loads of our guests told us how fab you were and the fact that I (The bride) didn't leave the dance floor all night reflects how fantastic you were."
Saj Naheed - Wedding, Langley Castle

"For the second time, you made our Summer Party an amazing evening. Everyone at the party has commented to me that you were fabulous. We look forward to inviting you back next year!!"
The North of England P&I Association

Read more on our guestbook.


Mike and Victoria Cottam's Wedding

Mike and Victoria Cottam's Wedding