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Hot Pursuit Music Entertainment and The Hot Pursuit Band logo
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Hot Pursuit Music Entertainment and The Hot Pursuit Band

Valley Center, California, San Diego

(24)
1 hire on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019
Hot Pursuit Music Entertainment and The Hot Pursuit Band logo
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Hot Pursuit Music Entertainment and The Hot Pursuit Band

Valley Center, California, San Diego

(24)
1 hire on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

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VOTED BEST of 2012-2017 on Gigmasters! We are honored to have this recognition on Gigmasters.
VOTED 1st PLACE over 31 other bands in the 2016 San Diego 10News A-List Contest!

Hot Music for a Cool Party! "Get the Party Started" with THE HOT PURSUIT BAND at your wedding or event.

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Reviews (24)

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M
28 November 2019

We hired Hot Pursuit Band for our Wedding Ceremony and Reception. The music was beautiful and our guests loved it. We loved the atmosphere the violinist added to our ceremony. It was just what we wanted!We enjoyed customizing our party playlist and it was great since Hot Pursuit also provides a DJ service! We had a lot of fun at the reception and it was because of Delene And Cahill. They are wonderful performers! They are professional and responsive. I highly recommend! More...

M
28 November 2019

We hired Hot Pursuit Band for our Wedding Ceremony and Reception. The music was beautiful and our guests loved it. We loved the atmosphere the violinist added to our ceremony. It was just what we wanted!We enjoyed customizing our party playlist and it was great since Hot Pursuit also provides a DJ service! We had a lot of fun at the reception and it was because of Delene And Cahill. They are wonderful performers! They are professional and responsive. I highly recommend! More...

K
22 November 2019

Great Band. Knew all the right music. Interacted with  the crowd. We have already booked them for another date soon. Highly reccomended for a crowd who loves to dance and enjoy music.

B
28 October 2019

Hot Pursuit has been providing entertainment for our fundraiser for many years. They are great musicians who engage the audience and turn the entire event into so much fun! They are very professional even when the facilities don’t quite get their requests correct. They make due and move on. They provide a wide array of music and you will be pleased you selected them for your event! More...

B
28 October 2019

Delene and Barry did an outstanding job at our wedding on 10/19/19! We were absolutely thrilled and they exceeded our expectations. Our guests were saying they were the best DJs they’ve ever heard. And the music never stopped for the 5 hours...thank you for adding to make our wedding reception so exceptional...and performing more songs than I even expected...And what an incredibly beautiful couple they are!! More...

D
28 October 2019

Hot Pursuit has been the entertainment for our non-profit fundraisers for 7 years!! We ask them back again each year because they are amazing and they help us to scale our entertainment in keeping with our fundraising goals. They dress in whatever our theme is for the year and are incredibly professional as our "emcees". I have no doubt you will be as pleased as we are with their talent and professionalism!! More...

J
9 August 2019

We surly made the right choice hiring Hot Pursuit for our 50th Wedding Anniversary party. Delene and Barry are very professional, accommodating and easy to work with. Our genre of music was the 50's, 60's and classic rock with some country. Delene mixed in our playlist of favorite songs which was very special to us. The highlight was when Delene sang a special request and Barry played his Saxophone, what a musician! Our guests loved the entertainment and Delene kept the guests informed with announcements and got them up to dance.In our opinion they were certainly the best of those we interviewed and you won't be disappointed if you chose them.J.D. & Marlene More...

C
30 June 2019

Hot Pursuit and Big Mountain Bluegrass played music for our wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. As a groom, I expected the bride to have all the fun on the wedding day, but I can honestly say it was one of the best days of my life. It was dreamlike. And it was largely due to the musicianship, professionalism, and energy brought by Delene (band lead), Barry, Beth, and the rest of the band members.During the ceremony, we had their three-piece ensemble play classical songs, jazzy songs, and a couple special Cold Play instrumental songs that they learned especially for us. The three-piece ensemble played a mix of bluegrass, jazz, oldies, newies, and just easy listening music for cocktail hour. And they brought the party with a five-piece ensemble that played great dance music at the reception. Without hesitation they catered to me by setting up my guitar beforehand and letting me use a microphone to play a surprise song for my bride during the reception! The drummer even played with me a couple times during the chorus to nudge me back on beat. And as a non-professional musician who was slightly terrified of playing in front of 150 people, I was thankful for the help.Delene energetically engaged the whole crowed as MC and DJ at the reception when the band was taking short breaks. She really did a wonderful job.You never really know how things are going to turn out when planning a big event like this. But the Hot Pursuit Band and the Big Mountain Bluegrass Band exceeded my expectations in every way. I got so many comments from our guests about how wonderful the band was. They were a pleasure to work with from the beginning to the end. And I would highly recommend them for nearly any music genera at any event.Thank you Delene and crew! More...

C
25 June 2019

Hot Pursuit and Big Mountain Bluegrass played music for our wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception.  As a groom, I expected the bride to have all the fun on the wedding day, but I can honestly say it was one of the best days of my life.  It was dreamlike.  And it was largely due to the musicianship, professionalism, and energy brought by Delene (band lead), Barry, Beth, and the rest of the band members.During the ceremony, we had their three-piece ensemble play classical songs, jazzy songs, and a couple special Cold Play instrumental songs that they learned especially for us.  The three-piece ensemble played a mix of bluegrass, jazz, oldies, newies, and just easy listening music for cocktail hour.  And they brought the party with a five-piece ensemble that played great dance music at the reception.  Without hesitation they catered to me by setting up my guitar beforehand and letting me use a microphone to play a surprise song for my bride during the reception!  The drummer even played with me a couple times during the chorus to nudge me back on beat.  And as a non-professional musician who was slightly terrified of playing in front of 150 people, I was thankful for the help.Delene energetically engaged the whole crowed as MC and DJ at the reception when the band was taking short breaks.  She really did a wonderful job.You never really know how things are going to turn out when planning a big event like this.  But the Hot Pursuit Band and the Big Mountain Bluegrass Band exceeded my expectations in every way.  I got so many comments from our guests about how wonderful the band was.  They were a pleasure to work with from the beginning to the end.  And I would highly recommend them for nearly any music genera at any event.Thank you Delene and crew! More...

C
19 January 2018

We hired The Hot Pursuit band to play at a celebration of life ceremony. Delene and her husband were the perfect fit! Their music and talent were just what we needed. Her voice and his musical skills were mind-blowing. They just kept bringing out new instruments. Everyone at the celebration commented on how nice it was to have music there and how perfectly The Hot Pursuit band picked music that flowed with the group. You cant go wrong by hiring Hot Pursuit. They were so easy to communicate with and so flexible. Thank you again Hot Pursuit! More...

K
7 August 2017

We are HUGE Hot Pursuit fans. Delene was incredibly communicative throughout the entire planning process. The playlists offered more than we needed but the band was flexible and able to meet requests too. Hot Pursuit really delivered on the classy-to-party vibe, and everything was incredibly smooth - most importantly the sound! I received countless compliments. When Delene transitioned the crowd from our dance to the first dance for guests, Jeff and I turned to each other and said "Have you ever seen so many couples flock to the dance floor?" Everyone felt comfortable, and because of Hot Pursuit we had a blast with ALL of our guests on the dance floor! More...

M
7 August 2017

Very engaging artists, we really happy that we booked them for our wedding reception. Guys performed special request songs for us including those they had to learn especially for our event, really appreciate it. They are very multi instrumental so we had jazz for dinner and everything from country to rock for dance pArt. They also acted as MC and announced all our scheduled main acts like first dance cake cutting etc. Guys were very engaging with a crowd , everybody from my mom to our age friends enjoyed the music. I recommend to book Hot Pursuit for any type of event they adjust flawlessly. More...

S
3 June 2015

For my husband's 70th birthday party, we decided to go with live music. We hired Delene and Barry (Hot Pursuit Band) to provide entertainment. You get double your money's worth because they perform live and also provide DJ music. Everybody had a fabulous time dancing. We have these comments from our guests:" I've never danced so hard in my life"" Can we send you a thank you note for being invited at your party?"" The band played to all age groups with many genres"" We have never partied this hard in our life"" We enjoyed the party thoroughly" and on and on...We saw friends dancing that we had never seen danced before. We would hire the Hot Pursuit Band again in the future because we know they deliver the goods. We can't thank them enough for a great performance and a memorable evening.PS: From Hugh (celebrant) with 55 years as a professional musician and entertainer, I recommend to hire this band if you want to have a successful event. More...

R
14 January 2015

Delene and Hot Pursuit were just wonderful to work with. My husband and I got married 12/13/14 and from the moment that I contacted Delene she was a joy. Professional to the max, all emails were answered FAST. Any questions I had were answered and I felt we were always on the same page. Last minute changes as well as a few reorganizations of the night's festivities were all accommodated. Our guests LOVED the music. Our guests have been raving about them all month. People danced all night, which is just what we wanted. We had 4 hours of band and 1 hour of DJ- it was all great. Also we opted to for their new lighting. It was amazing- made the ceiling look like a blue night sky. They truly made our wedding celebration magical. All the songs we asked them to play they did and they were excellent MCs for our toasts. HIGHLY recommend them! More...

S
17 December 2014

We held our wedding in the Crown Room at the Fairmont in San Francisco on  11/29/2014.  One of the key components of the wedding was to be the band so we searched high and low across California and found the Hot Pursuit Band in Southern California.  They came all the way up to San Francisco and we have to say there is no better band in the history of weddings we have been to than this band!!!!!  They were absolutely spectacular.  They played beautiful Irish melodies during the cocktail hour held in the Fairmont Garden and then came up to the top of the Fairmont during the reception and had the entire 200 guests dancing the entire night long.  They played everything we requested to the tee including songs that they had to learn from scratch.  In addition, they have a DJ that plays any song you request during the interlude.  I cannot tell you how many compliments I received from our guests since the wedding of how amazing this band was and requests of how they can hire them for their own events.  Not only did they play the perfect music sung beautifully be Delene, but the intimacy of their MC ing was by far the best I have ever seen.  Delene's personality and charisma is just the perfect recipe for a classy and fun wedding!!I am a very critical customer so for anyone reading I am telling you that they are by far the best wedding band I have ever seen and I am so grateful that I found them for my wedding!PS:  I also wanted a lot of Irish music played at this wedding which they did without hesitation and without missing a beat!  They can do everything and perfectly.  I wish there were more stars I could give them. More...

U
2 October 2013

Hot Pursuit was amazing! They played everything I requested and the other songs they selected were perfect.

C
27 June 2012

My group, the Cameron Highlanders Pipe Band, hired Delene and the Hot Pursuit Band to provide the music for entertainment and dancing at our Annual Tartan Ball. It is a Scottish function and we needed a group that could play something that would suit all ages from teens to octogenarians and Hot Pursuit did a great job of pleasing everyone. In addition, they learned some Scottish tunes for some special folk dances that we always do at our ball. The band bent over backwards to meet our needs and they were all excellent musicians. We highly recommend the Hot Pursuit Band. More...

B
13 June 2012

Hot Pursuit, or Cahil and Delene, if you are looking for entertainment which seems custom tailored to your event, you have come to the right place. My most recent experience with Hot Pursuit was at a Mothers Day party I threw. We had people from 6 years to 70 years old and everyone found the performance to be a real treat. Barry and Delene really do care about making an event come alive and do far more than just play a gig. More...

B
30 May 2012

We hired Hot Pursuit to do the music at our wedding (held at Ponte Winery in Temecula). It was a smaller wedding so we had just a singer and musician but you would never guess that only two people were performing, they were so good! We were able to submit a list of our favorite songs and the group added others that were fitting for the reception and after dinner party. They are very talented musicians and singers and can do any genre you like. During the time they weren't playing, they are able to play recorded music as well and are happy to take requests.Our wedding was on a budget and they were able to put together what we needed for our musical tastes and budget. I would hire them again in a heartbeat. Thanks for making our reception such a memorable experience :-) More...

J
22 May 2012

Hot Pursuit has performed at our senior senior for the last 2 years during our Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. They are very professional and knew exactly what their audience of 250 wanted to hear. Delene's energy excites and everyone wants participate.They're awesome!!!!!!! More...

J
17 May 2012

Hot Pursuit was amazing! Delene is so professional and the crew are the best! They have been around a long time and know how to please many crowds. Her hubby did an indian flute song for my father at our Engagement Party and it brought him to tears. Their great from start to end! A job well done to all and would recommend them to anyone! More...

K
15 May 2012

I hired Hot Pursuit to play at a reception during my company's annual conference. I am located in Chicago and the conference was in CA. I was a little nervous about hiring someone without ever meeting them in person, but Delene is so professional and organized, she put my mind at ease. Our guests had a great time and everything went smoothly. I'd definitely recommend Hot Pursuit for any type of function. More...

D
30 August 2011

Hot Pursuit has played at many family events. They were flexible and response during the planning phase. They were on- time, played very well, and adjusted as the reception progressed.

N
16 August 2010

My wife and I hired Hot Pursuit Music Entertainment for our wedding (Hot Pursuit Band and DJ Dee) and they kept the party going the entire time. Everybody was dancing the entire time. The band is awesome, playing everything we wanted and DJ Dee filled in the rest. We got comments for months about them! Delene was an excellent MC and the band rocked! I would recommend them for any occasion and the most important party we will ever give was "the best ever"! More...

Q&A

No doubt the ability of the DJ or band leader. You can have thousands of tunes, but a successful party means an excellent MC and DJ who can read the crowd, read what song to mix in next, and play requests. The DJ or band leader must be able to please all generations and provide all genres of music to please EVERYBODY!

We're pro all the way, but also fun, classy, light-hearted, honest, real, and interactive. We also love what we do!

I love making a connection with my clients and the most rewarding thing is after the party, guests and client saying "this was the most fun dance party we've ever attended", and really mean it. We give 200% because we have fun and love people!

I've always been a self-starter. I love music, and am a full-time musician, vocalist, entertainer, and DJ.

I've heard it said from so many of our clients "you are the best DJ and Band we've ever hired". I think it's because we really care about what we do, and we care about the outcome of every event. We want happy clients! And we have a lot of fun, and it's contagious to our audiences. THAT'S what people feel. If guests are moved and inspired, THAT is a great party!