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The Ultimate Wedding and Special Event Band

THE MARTINI AFFAIR has been called “one of the most exciting, fun and entertaining bands to hit Columbus in a long while.” THE MARTINI AFFAIR is an explosive dance party band from Ohio that entertains and engages audiences throughout the midwest with radio-quality sound and an unmatched stage show. From legendary party favorites to the hottest songs off the radio today, THE MARTINI AFFAIR is a high energy live band playing all the dance hits you’d only expect to hear DJ’s spinning.

“We love you MARTINI AFFAIR, thanks for making our wedding the best night of our lives!!” - Lauren G

Meet the Team

Jess Hanks, lead vocalist 

and master of ceremonies.

Jenna Rinehart, lead vocalist

and master of ceremonies.

John Jenkins, drummer 

and DJ.

Will Newsome, guitarist

and musical director.

Jimmy King, bassist

and project manager.

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We are entertainers.  Making people happy makes us happy.

“The martini affair did an amazing job at our wedding! We enjoyed working with them! They really listened to what we wanted and it was perfect!! The crowd loved them!!” - Brittany B


Each and every event is unique.  We tailor what we do to make your visions come alive.

We work with you in the months leading up to your event to make sure your vision goes as planned with no surprises.  Jimmy is an experienced producer and project manager who comes from the worlds of advertising and film production - he knows how to make ideas become reality.  Jess and Jenna are more than lead singers - they are your two Master of Ceremonies to keep the night flowing and focused.  Our drummer John is an experienced wedding DJ who will provide the soundtrack for your cocktail hour, dinner hour and hit all your special requests on our breaks.  Will is currently recording in Nashville when we have time off and is a master at musical and vocal arrangements.   Jess comes from the theater world and Jenna fronted a popular Columbus wedding band for many years - they know how to captivate audiences and keep the party going.  Will, Jimmy and John have toured the U.S. with original acts and cover bands since the early 90’s. Our professional sound and lighting crews are the best in the midwest. We are true friends and a real gigging band who has performed hundreds of shows together.  We perform weekly, testing our setlist to ensure it is full of the greatest party songs of today and all time.  Our on stage chemistry creates an unbeatable energy that spreads to your guests who will make amazing memories celebrating your big day, singing and dancing with friends and family.  We take great pride in making each and every event we do an amazing one and our goal is to make the entire process as stress-free for you as possible.  You are in great hands!

“Just say yes to having The Martini Affair part of your wedding celebration! Professional, thoughtful, fun, amazing musicians & entertainers. You & your wedding guests will be smiling forever remembering your special day.” - Allyson M


Just as the wedding gown and the catering are important, so is the selection of music and entertainment as it can determine the success of your event. We guarantee your guests will stay after the meal to party; Your Photographer and Videographer will have something to shoot and your guests will stay long enough to really remember your gown!

We easily invest up to 40 hours preparing for your special event. It may appear that you are only paying for a few hours of performance but consultations and planning, music purchasing and editing for special dances and introductions, setlist preparation, travel time, set-up and tear-down, and other business related endeavors add up to the overall success of your special occasion.

Modern Bride Magazine broke down how money was spent on the average wedding and compared that to what guests remembered most:


Reception Hall & Catering = 37%

Wedding Ring = 23%

Bridal Attire & Gown = 16%

Photo/Video = 9%

Entertainment = 5%


Entertainment = 38%

Gown = 18%

Flowers = 16%

Reception Hall & Catering = 8%

Statistics show that the entertainment carries 75 to 80% of the responsibilities at the average wedding reception. Many couples attribute 80 to 90% of the success of their reception to their entertainment. Yet only 5% (or less) of the total budget is spent on entertainment in many cases.  Why risk your wedding trying to save a few hundred dollars?

One year after your wedding, very few people will remember what your invitations looked like, what the meal was or what flowers were used to make the centerpieces.  What your guests will remember for the rest of their lives is how much fun they had dancing the night away with friends and family at your wedding reception.

72% of all brides say they would have spent more time choosing their reception entertainment. 

Almost 100% say they would have spent more of their budget on the entertainment. 

During wedding planning, Brides say their highest priority is their attire, followed by the reception site and caterer - reception entertainment is among the least of their priorities. Within one week after their reception, 78% of Brides say they would have made the entertainment their highest priority! 

When asked, 81% of guests say the thing they remember most about a wedding is the entertainment.

*These statistics were published in St. Louis Bride & Groom Magazine in 2003. Sources include: Simmons, 2001; USA Today, 2002; National Bridal Service, 2001; The Knot, 2002; Brides Magazine, 2001.


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Performance Only


3 hours of performance over a four hour period.

Early setup and late teardown.


Performance Plus


3 hours of performance over a four hour period.

DJ and MC services during performance breaks.

Early setup and late teardown.



Full Service Reception


3 hours of performance over the course of the event.

DJ  services during  cocktail hour, dinner hour and performance breaks.*

MC services for the entire reception.

Microphones and audio support for speeches.

Advanced itinerary planning.

Early setup and late teardown.


Full Service Reception plus Ceremony


Everything included in the full service reception plus:

Audio equipment setup in second location.

Playing pre-recorded music for the ceremony.

Microphones and audio support for officiant.


Additional live


If  three hours of the hottest songs from today and the greatest party songs of all time aren’t enough, our setlist is deep enough to go all night long!

Live performance at your


Want to make your ceremony as memorable as you reception?  We have performed at many ceremonies and we’d love to perform at yours, too.

Want to make your ceremony as memorable as the reception?  We have performed live music at many ceremonies and can do yours, too.

DJing additional


*If your cocktail hour or dinner hour is not in the same room as our performance, we can set up and run additional  audio equipment as needed.

“Very professional! Responds promptly and communicates. The band is amazing! They went out of their way to make sure my guests had a great time!” - Kinder G


Some reviews from our page at The Knot

posted 10/08/2018 by Lauren G (updated 10/10/2018)

I can't imagine what our wedding would have been like without having The Martini Affair apart of it! They were the first band I looked at and I immediately knew they were THE ONE for our big day. Not only was the booking process super easy with them but they made me feel like a top priority at all times during the stresses of wedding planning. Jess was amazing to work with and so easy to communicate with from all the timeline changes and etc. Our reception was UNFORGETTABLE because of The Martini Affair, they kept our guests dancing all night long and their talent is truly amazing!!! I had so many people come up to me and tell me how much they loved our band! We can't wait to have The Martini Affair perform again for our events in the future. We love you MARTINI AFFAIR, thanks for making our wedding the best night of our lives!!

Reviewed On 9/14/2017 by Amber M

Best decision of the entire party planning!!! The Martini Affair entertained the Tartan Fields Golf Club 20th year party . They had everyone dancing and having a great time. They are a fabulous group and great to work with. The song list is awesome and all kinds of music. Very professional but boy do they ever know how to have a good time!!!!!!

Reviewed On 7/28/2017 by Brad C

The Martini Affair performed at our July 2017 wedding, and they were absolutely great. Many of our guests and family members, of all ages, told us how much they enjoyed our band. Our dance floor was packed all night long, and the band's energy was amazing throughout the show. They also did a great job with announcements and kept things moving for dinner, speeches, cake cutting and dances. Overall, you won't find a better wedding band.

Reviewed On 7/06/2017 by Stacie C

The Martini Affair was a blast to work with for our wedding reception! They were easy to work with throughout the wedding planning process. The day of the wedding everything went perfectly! If you are looking for a party band to keep everyone on the dance floor and having a great time, the Martini Affair is the band for you! We had an awesome wedding reception and danced the whole night!

Reviewed On 3/13/2017 by Scott O

We booked The Martini Affair for our "Rockin' to Beat Leukemia" Event. They entertained a crowd of 400+ people (all ages), and we heard all night long, when we greeted our guests, how great the band was. Not only are they a great band to dance to that appeals to all ages, they are a fun band to watch. If we could give 10 stars we would. Best Band in Columbus!

Corporate Clients

We perform at events big and small.  We love them all.

“AMAZING! The attendees of the event couldn't stop talking about how great the band was! A definite band to book if you want to have your event attendees on the dance floor dancing the night away! Thank you for assisting and making our event such a success” - Laura W


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