Welcome to Byron & The Detroit Motion Band
"We listen to you, we deliver on trust and passion" Byron Cancelmo
All Occasion Entertainment: The Detroit Motion Band,
a 7 piece ensemble playing R&B, Funk, Disco, Classic Rock, Oldies and Top 40 in a variety of venues.
The five-star rated wedding and event band performs generations of dance favorites and features multiple lead singers, including Byron Cancelmo and Michelle Cancelmo.
Talented Duo - Quartet for small clubs or rooms: Byron and Michelle are available to sing songs of
yesterday and today (along with tracks) in small clubs and in
restaurants. Individual instruments can be added to provide a live
band feel in a small space.
What People Are Saying: “Fantastic!!
Kathy Jagusch “An amazing
Cindy Boron “Very energetic performance.”
Paul Sundquist “Great arrangements, great vocals”
Sam Venditto “Very professional and extremely talented"
"One of the best acts I have ever seen." Irene Santia
Recent Achievements: Byron Cancelmo - Winner of National Singing Star Detroit 2014 /
Televised top 4 WDIV Detroit Super Singer Contestant 2016
As a bonus, if you choose Detroit Motion for your wedding reception we will provide music for your ceremony for free-no extra charge. Email us for more information!
Testimonials -Numerous references available
2016 - 2017 Events
"I just want to thank you Byron again for putting on such a GREAT show. You guys just nailed it last night! What a great 1 year party!"
"Dear Byron & all the members,
Thank you for making our event spectacular, we all had a great time! The energy & talent you all have is truly incredible – the music always makes the party and Byron in Motion did just that… it was simply outstanding. Everyone loved it!!
Byron is a true profession, proficient in his field, very creative, and has an aptitude for aesthetics and understanding clients that makes him stand out from the thousands of music entertainers in the industry. He pays close attention to what you say during consultation sessions and tries to capture the essence of your requests in the group’s performance. Bryon is a true gentlemen and the entire group are easy to work with and friendly.
The Detroit Motion would be a great hire for any type of event, I would not have a problem recommending him and the group to friends, family, or any business associates.
Thank you again for going above and beyond what we expected. - Sincerely, Christine"
"From the moment we started working with Byron he was extremely reliable, helpful, and wonderful to work with. He met with us several times before the wedding to help with the planning of what kind of music we wanted and how we wanted the night to flow in terms of timing and atmosphere. The band was able to learn specific songs that we requested in very little time and performed them in a manner that would suggest that they’d been playing them for years! Byron does an amazing job of reading the energy of the room and really knows what music to play at what time in the night. Throughout the evening Byron was checking in with us to make sure we were happy and really kept the whole party moving along nicely. With Byron in Motion we really feel like we got more than just a band, we got a party planner, entertainer, and professional who made our wedding an absolute blast. We have received several compliments from friends and family on both the talent and the music choices the band made and we couldn't be happier. After a wedding reception that went even better than we had hoped, we highly recommend Byron in Motion!"
"Thank you so much for everything! We have heard only wonderful things from everyone :) which makes it all worth it to me. You guys were wonderful, my husband and I definitely enjoyed you guys very much! Thank you so much for making our day more amazing than I could've imagined!! You guys were incredibly accommodating and stayed longer than I even realized we paid for!!! Also, thank you for making sure everything ran smoothly at the reception, I wasn't worried about anything but having a good time!! Thanks again for everything!!"
-Kayla & Josh
“Just saw the best band ever at a wedding last night! You guys were great!!!! So fun!!! “
"Byron, Michelle, and guys-- we cannot thank you enough for the superb performance you put on at our wedding!!! You were INCREDIBLE!!!! The energy & sheer musical virtuosity you guys brought to the performance was absolutely ELECTRIFYING.
We were planning our wedding from a distance, so we hired Byron in Motion primarily on the basis of their stellar client reviews. Now we have the pleasure of writing such a review ourselves. Byron was consistently competent, efficient, responsive, and easy to work with. He & Michelle listened to us throughout the process; they were great about respecting and incorporating our preferences, and even learned a new song for us. At the same time, they contributed their own experience and expertise. Byron knows how to organize a timeline for a party so that it will flow smoothly; he is also flexible and knows how to read a crowd.
We were blown away by the band’s musical ability. Throughout the night, I kept exclaiming to my husband, "These guys are amazing!!!!!" Byron’s voice is versatile, powerful & accurate, and he has a rare & natural gift for performing & responding to the crowd. Michelle & the band rocked us, moved us & grooved us. Their solos blew us away, and as an ensemble they’re incredibly tight & polished. They are a top-tier band, and we feel lucky to have had them at our wedding.
They made our wedding a blast. Everybody who was physically capable of dancing was on the dance floor. A few guests even shared that this was the first time they'd actually danced at a wedding, EVER! We’re still getting compliments on the band. We are so grateful to BiM for putting on such a magnificent show, and giving us the beautiful memory of the dance floor with all of our guests on our wedding day-- we will always cherish that.
I’m out of characters, so… if you are looking for a fantastic live band for your party: do yourself a favor and book these guys!!! And then invite me please ;-)"
"Dear Byron, Thank YOU for rocking our wedding!! Even guests who were too elderly to dance or to know some of the songs were gushing about your performance. We will send you a proper thank-you soon, and in the meantime we would be more than happy to leave our sincere rave reviews on whatever sites or in whatever format you would find most helpful. Please let us know, and we would also be happy to act as references to prospective clients. All the best, Laura"
"hi there - this is the first chance i have had to contact you since Friday night. All day yesterday everyone raved about how good you guys were! I agree!! Lots of people want your number! Thanks again for coming out. Sorry that it got so crazy at the end. Well, what's a good party without the cops coming - haha! Now onto day 3 of aquacade..."
smiles and sunshine,
Subject: Tom Jones Tribute!
"Byron did a Tom Jones tribute for my mom's 80th birthday last weekend and it was amazing!!! Everyone is still talking about it and my mom is still beside herself - she was so thrilled!!! I'm just so impressed - Byron is extremely professional and put so much care into the event. It was a surprise and Byron helped us pull it off perfectly...The performance itself was brilliant. Byron came out sporting a "Tom Jones" look and proceeded to knock it out of the park! His voice is amazing and whether he's singing Tom Jones or Elvis, it sounds like respect for the original artist and not a rip-off. I am just so happy to have had a chance to work with him and see him perform...a complete pro through and through. Highly recommended! -Laura"
"The band was amazing for our wedding! Byron was so professional throughout the entire process. He went out of his way to make sure every part of the reception went flawless. He went above and beyond! The dance floor was filled the entire night, and we couldn't have been happier! After the wedding, everyone commented on how great the band was... I would def recommend them. - Joe & Sarah"
"In one sentence, Byron in Motion was absolutely fantastic from the very first phone call we had all the way to them packing up at the end of the night after a stellar performance. My wife and I were exceptionally impressed by their professionalism, courtesy, performance, and genuine desire to deliver the best possible experience to us. The communication was outstanding and we felt comfortable the whole way. Byron made sure that everything was taken care of so the day of the wedding we had nothing to worry about.....AND THEY ROCKED!!! I would encourage anyone reading this to book these guys. They made the night come alive and we can't thank them enough!"
"The Detroit Motion played our wedding reception and our experience was great. We shopped around a bit for bands and Byron was by far the most attentive and accommodating of anyone we spoke to. As we planned, he answered all of our questions promptly and really seemed to be invested in making our event a success. Most importantly, the music was fantastic! The band has an incredible range. They accommodated the wide stylistic variety of our live music requests and the quality was consistently excellent. Their energy was great, and they kept the dance floor full. We thought they were amazing, but it wasn’t just us – we got many, many compliments from our guests about the band and their contribution to making our day so enjoyable. We highly recommend them to anyone considering a wedding band.
"We had Byron in Motion in November for our wedding, and can honestly say that they truly made our wedding! They were spectacular and went well above and beyond what any other band could offer! Our main focus for the wedding was having a great band and great bar. Byron and Michelle are the sweetest people, and were so wonderful to work with throughout our planning process. The band learned our music, worked the crowd perfectly, and whole heartedly invested their time and talent to make sure our entire wedding, from the ceremony to the last song, ran perfectly. I work in the music industry and can honestly say that I couldn't find a better band in metro Detroit. I would refer Byron in Motion to anyone! Thank you Byron in Motion for all that you have done for us! - Shosh"
"I could not have been more pleased - thanks for making our event a huge success. - Mark Davidoff, Michigan Managing Partner, Deloitte LLP"
"Great Job at the Gala! The Band looked and sounded terrific. We'll certainly keep you in mind for other events...Take Care- Laura"
"Byron, you and your band were absolutely amazing, I am still receiving compliments about the band, I will be in touch soon to schedule for next year!
Take care, Heather."
"Hey byron...first of all GREAT JOB...heard several comments about how much they loved the band...and think everyone had a blast!!! Thank you thank you!!! and again THANKS for making our 15th BL xmas party awesome!!!....i will do everything to promote you guys and hope to make it to many of your gigs...xxoo
Andrea - Body Language Fitness & Yoga"
"We had a wonderful experience working with Byron. He promptly answered our inquiries and attended to our requests. They arrived at our event on time, set up without difficulty and were ready to perform at the agreed time. The music was fantastic and the singers were great performers. They truly enhanced our evening and I would not hesitate working with them again or recommending them to others. - Ursula B, 2/25/2012, Corporate Function, Detroit, MI"
"Thanks for coming out to Birmingham and performing. Your group is fabulous. If you ever need a recommendation just let me know. The community really enjoyed your stellar performance. Regards, Laurie"
-Laurie Frick - Host, In the Park Concerts / Music Facilitator K-12 Birmingham Public Schools"
"We couldn't have been happier with Byron and his band!! He worked with us from the moment he signed on to do our daughter's wedding. We wanted a heavier horn section - he hired an extra trumpeter to work with them. His interest is in making the party a success and he brings it! The talent in his group goes deep. From the vocals to the instrumentals the range is fabulous. They played standards to the newest music - and were willing to learn new work the bride and groom were eager to have played at their wedding. We've had bands at other events and we would truly have Bryon's band again. We couln't have been happier!! Just simply fabulous!! Highly recommend!!!"
"Byron in Motion played at our Wedding on October 6th and were awesome! I dealt with the singer, Byron, in the months leading up to the Wedding and he was easy to work with. The band was willing to, and did, learned two songs for our first dance and my wife's father daughter dance, you would have thought they had been playing those songs for years. They kept the dance floor packed all night, except for when they took their breaks and played today's top hits, as soon as they came back the dance floor filled up again. I think that speaks to how good they were. We got them to play two encores at the end of the night. In short, Byron in Motion is great. Hire them now! - Graham & Abby Smith"
"The Detroit Motion is an AMAZING collection of talent. Enjoyed every aspect of working with great professionals. Their sound is unique with great renditions of all yor favorite hits from 1960's to today's top 40. Byron sang one of the best national anthems we have ever heard. We will be hiring Byron In Motion for more events in the future. Excellence, professionalism, and strong attention to detail. Great job! - Eddie G."
"BYRON! We all had a blast from start to finish. You exceeded our expectations-having never seen or heard you live before, it was quite a risk for us and the night turned out amazing. We still have people asking who 'our' band was. You set the right tone and mood for the night to get people dancing and having the time of their lives until late in the night. Thank you for driving ALL the way up to A-town and hope to hear you again soon! Cheers - The Young & Engstrom families"
"The band was amazing for our wedding! Byron was so professional throughout the entire process. He went out of his way to make sure every part of the reception went flawless. He went above and beyond! The dance floor was filled the entire night, and we couldn't have been happier! After the wedding, everyone commented on how great the band was... I would definitely recommend them. - Katie Y."
"Byron in Motion played at our Wedding on October 6th and were awesome! First off, i felt their rates were fair and affordable, especially for being a 7 piece band. I dealt with the singer, Byron, in the months leading up to the Wedding and he was easy to work with, to get ahold of and was always quick to respond to my emails. The band was willing to, and did, learn two songs for our first dance and my wife's father daughter dance, you would have thought they had been playing those songs for years. They kept the dance floor packed all night, except for when they took their breaks and played today's top hits, as soon as they came back the dance floor filled up again. I think that speaks to how good they were. We got them to play two encores at the end of the night. In short, Byron in Motion is a great band for your wedding or any event."
"Byron!!! You were amazing...everyone is still talking about it! =)"
"My mom will never forget it - we couldn't have done better for her. Means soooo much to me!"
"The founder and lead singer of THE DETROIT MOTION– a band consisting of the finest vocals and instrumentalists. Outstanding and worry free Live wedding entertainment as well as Great DJ Music between sets. Byron will personally oversee the entire evening from start to finish ensuring all guests are entertained and the evening flows and NEVER a dull moment. Introductions, Toasts, Emcee, we do it all. We can provide Live or recorded Recessional & Processional music, Jazz and Dinner, Live or DJ."