This is the official site for Cincinnati, Ohio's The Otten Brothers. On this site you will find everything you need to know about what we provide for your wedding reception, private party, corporate party, live venue, and how you can contact us to book your event.



"Suzy and I wanted to thank both of you again. Your music tied the whole night
together. Nothing but compliments came from our guests about your talent and
professionalism. I will recommend you to anyone who is looking for future
performers. The only thing we could have asked for was more time to listen!" 
Thank you so much, 
Mike and Suzy Burlage 
I wanted to thank you for playing at our wedding on Saturday.  Your band really made the party!!!  Not only did you make the process of hiring a band so easy, the quality of your band was phenomenal!  I had so many guests tell me how much they enjoyed the band and then ask for your name. Hiring your band was by far the best decision we made for the wedding and the best money spent!  Thanks so much!"
Amy Lippert (Wedding 11/15/14)



"We heard it over and over again from various guests..."this was the best wedding I've ever been to!" Yes, the food was great, the venue was nice, and we had perfect weather but we knew what they meant - "That band was awesome!" As soon as we got engaged, our first order of business was booking The Otten Brothers Band. In fact, your availability set our wedding date. Your pre-event communication was outstanding and you even humored me for a little while when I had illusions of joining you on stage for a guitar solo. (Upon reflection, that was definitely a good call to not let me do that!!) At any rate, we knew you would keep the dance floor packed all night because we had seen you perform many times in the past going back to my days at Xavier University. But bringing you to Cleveland and introducing your talents to family and friends on the north coast was tremendous. Our wedding coordinator, who primarily does weddings in Michigan, remarked in her blog how impressed she was with your ability to "read the crowd" and mix in the right songs at the right moments. As a result, you may be getting future requests to play that Michigan fight song during introductions! 

I will end by saying - thanks to you, I have the indelible image of my dad jumping around to 'Rocky Top' with all of my buddies. Thanks to you, teenagers and grandparents alike gladly danced the night away until the reception venue hit the lights and called it a night. Thanks to you, I did not hear any cheesy DJ's attempts to get the crowd on the dance floor (no chicken dance, electric slide or 70's disco!). Thanks to you, I now have the most amazing photographs of all of our guests swaying, arms around each other, and singing along to 'Piano Man', which closed out the night. Thanks to you, Chrissy and I had the wedding of our dreams. Bias or no bias...that was the best wedding we've ever attended and that band truly was awesome!"


Dave and Christina Vitatoe (July 5th, 2008 - Cleveland, OH)


"The Otten Brothers band was the perfect band for our wedding. The band played something for everyone in the crowd (especially our Miami friends). We had people on the dance floor at the first opportunity and had to tell the guests that he could not play "one more last song" at the end of the night. In fact the wedding coordinator at our venue said that it was the best band she had heard at a reception. We would highly recommend the band for your wedding celebration. They are very professional and easy to work with." 





Anna and Caleb Clarke




"Dear Paul and Brian,


Thank you so much for being such a wonderful part of our  wedding day. You all were

professional, fun, flexible, and really connected with our family and friends. We

have had so many people that called today and said that our reception was

outstanding! And, that was because of you all! I can't wait to plan another party

just so we can book you all again!"


Warmest Regards,


Brian and Christa Erpenbeck


(Wedding 2/20/10)


"HI Paul,

   I just wanted to say a very special thank you for the job your did at

my son's wedding on 9/10/11!  The sign of an excellent DJ/Band is how

many people are on the dance floor and you exceeded expectations!!  I

really appreciate how you played to the crowd and found the right

balance with the guests that were there.  I will definitely sing your

praises to anyone needing entertainment and hopefully someday I will

call upon your services again!  Again, my most sincere thanks!!  Betsy



Jessica and ben Neidenthal

September 10th, 2011

Columbus, OH


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***The Otten Brothers Band has been named one of the top 150 wedding bands in the country in the latest issue of Modern Bride magazine.***




The Otten Brothers Band, from Cincinnati, Ohio, consists of Paul Otten (vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Brian Otten (drums, percussion, vocals) and Mike Walle (bass guitar). The trio has been performing at wedding receptions for over 15 years. In that time, their wedding business has seen a steady increase every year, all by word-of-mouth.


The key to the band's enormous success at wedding receptions or wherever they perform is their ability to entertain people of all ages. Their mix of rock 'n roll, country, funk, soft rock, sing-along music, and their ability to perform music from the 50's to the present is what earns them their fans.


The Otten Brothers Band has performed at wedding receptions in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Illinois, Wisconsin, North Carolina, New Jersey, Florida, and even Nebraska.


A big advantage The Otten Brothers Band has over other forms of wedding entertainment is their combination of a live band performance and DJ/MC services at every reception. The band DJ's a pleasant mix of easy listening music during dinner and dance songs on their breaks to keep the music flowing seamlessly throughout the night. The band also makes themselves available to MC the reception, if so desired. They work closely with every bride and groom to insure that their reception will cater to their specific musical tastes and will run smoothly.  The Otten Brothers Band provides an extensive play list of songs so that every bride and groom, and whoever else wants to be involved, can choose exactly what they want to hear on their night. 

For legal reasons, we can no longer stream demos of our cover songs. If you would like to hear our demos, please send us an email to and we will send you them.




Phone: 513-602-1623