Rare Mixx Band

Music is not what we do, it’s Who we are.

Rare Mixx Band

The RareMixx band is a veteran 8-member showband comprised of musical artists and distinct vocalists that cover a wide variety of memorable artists and a vast mixx of nostalgic songs. Truly making this band’s most notable attribute its unmatched variety. The RareMixx band is known for their ability to move you with music and talent that will bring down the house every time.

From small intimate weddings to city events drawing thousands, the RareMixx band has performed all over the Greater Hampton Roads Area including Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Hampton, and Williamsburg. We've also performed in Richmond, the Carolinas, and South of the Border. No matter the size or venue, the RareMixx band always leaves the crowd chanting, “one more song!”

The "Rare Mixx Band" will add swing to your wedding, pizzazz to your corporate parties and events and will make you bar/bat mitzvahs unforgettable. The RareMixx members are professional, seasoned performers. Having performed thousands of shows, their finely tuned talent assures your event is a hit. RareMixx carries its own state-of-the-art sound and lighting production with its own professional sound and lighting engineers. For your convenience all details for each event is coordinated with the venue and event contacts.

We use wireless sound technology so that there is no need for big, ugly sound equipment and wires that distract from you, your family, and your event. Wireless microphones allow direct access to the crowd making your party interactive and high octane. So come sing with us! Introduction of the wedding party and emcee services are included.

Our band leader, Alim Dorsey, is always available to our clients by phone or email. He’ll be happy to work with you to create and execute The Night of Your Life. To book the Rare Mixx Band for your wedding, corporate parties and bar/bat mitzvahs, contact us today!


Our goal is to make memories for your wedding or event…
We are very easy to work with, we will learn up to 3 songs for your event.
We do a wide variety of music. We are called The “Rare Mixx” Band because we provide a rare mixx of music that spans time.
From the Temptations to Bruno Mars to Grover Washington, to Paul Simon, to Aretha Franklin, to Whitney Houston, or even Frank Sinatra are just a few of the artists that we cover.
The members of this band are some of the top musicians and vocalists in the area that perform a wide range of genres.
Our goal is to get and keep the crowd on the dance floor for a great time!

Music is not what we do, it’s who we are. The Rare Mixx Band is the brain child of professional musicians Wanda and Alim Dorsey, who met while in competing bands and came together, creating Rare Mixx. As a saxophonist, vocalist and Wanda as a vocalist, we have more than 30 years of performance and business experience. The Rare Mixx band features musicians Benny Bialy and Dennis Allard who each have performance experience of more than 40 years. Rare Mixx includes Rob White on guitar, Kasey Square on keyboards, and Tommy Loyola on Saxophone. We have played in every country club in the Hampton Roads and Richmond area. Our events have included visits and attendance by many local personalities such as Tom Barton, Bruce Raider, Andy Fox, Jeff Lawson, Mark Warner and others. Our musicians have played with the O’Jays, Bernadette Peters, Bob Hope and many more.


Celebrate your special occasion with one of the hottest party bands on the east coast. We are among the best wedding bands in Hampton Roads and Richmond. With seasoned vocals and energetic authentic musicianship, the group plays songs from every era, including 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and today’s mega-hits! Whether your preference is soft jazz, standard dinner music or high-energy dance, the "Rare Mixx Band" is sure to please and has the repertoire to accommodate any setting. The "Rare Mixx Band" will add swing and pizzazz to your wedding, and will make your night unforgettable.

We are constantly monitoring the volume, with an experienced sound engineer present from the start of the event, right to the very end. The group is very easy to work with and offers a variety of packages to choose from that perfectly fit the size of your party. "The Rare Mixx Band" can expertly arrange the first dance, father-daughter dance and all other precious wedding moments. Just let us know what songs you wish to dance to, and we will play them live. We do not just play for you. We play along with you. Our band leader, Alim Dorsey, is always available to our clients by phone or email. He’ll be happy to work with you to create and execute The Night of Your Life. To book the Rare Mixx Band for your wedding, reception, or rehearsal contact us today!

Contact Information
Alim Dorsey or Wanda Dorsey
(757) 879 - 4952 (757) 714-5299


04-17-15 - Private - Williamsburg, VA

05-02-15 - Private - Fredricksburg, VA

05-15-15 - Private - Virginia Beach, VA

06-19-15 - 31st Street Stage - Virginia Beach, VA**

06-26-15 - Private - Suffolk, VA

06-27-15 - Private - Virginia Beach, VA

07-04-15 - Mill Point Park - Hampton, VA**

07-08-15 - Merchants Square - Williamsburg, VA**

07-09-15 - Private - Norfolk, VA

08-09-15 - Buckroe Beach - Hampton, VA**

08-16-15 - 31st Street Stage - Virginia Beach, VA**

09-12-15 - Private - Virginia Beach, VA

10-03-15 - Private - Virginia Beach, VA

11-14-15 - Private - Virginia Beach, VA

01-30-16 - Private - Kill Devil Hills, NC

Please call us for availability (757) 879 - 4952 (757) 714-5299

Festivals & Events

Neptune Festival

City Center Events in Newport News
Buckroe Beach
Virginia Beach 31st St Stage
Virginia Beach 17th St Stage
Virginia Beach 7th St Stage (Mahi-Mah’s)

High School & College Reunions:

Maury High School Class Reunion.

Corporate Events:

SKANSKA Christmas Party
MANCON Christmas Party
PAPCO Christmas Party

Military Events:

US NAVY Parties
US Marines Parties
US Military Retirement Parties.

Holiday Events & Parties:

New Year’s Eve Parties at various country clubs
New Year’s Eve at the Doubletree Virginia Beach, VA
New Year’s Eve at the Sheraton Norfolk, VA

On the Road: Here are a couple of our Favorites

Sloppy Joe’s in Key West, FL
Sloppy Joe’s in Ft Lauderdale, FL
Mackinac Island, MI
Outer Banks, NC

Song list

We Would Love to Know From You


Dear Wanda, Alim and the Rare Mixx Band,

On behalf of the 1961 Maury High School Committee and the 155 guests who were privileged to hear you Saturday night, we send a heartfelt thank you for making the evening memorable and fun. The success of the night falls clearly at your feet and we can’t thank you enough. It is, after all, the music that sets the tone. Without your talent and professionalism, the celebration would be uneventful and flat. Wanda’s powerful and magnificent voice along with her (and Alim’s) “moves” on the dance floor, added another wonderful dimension to the fun of the evening!!! You are easy to work with and so versatile. The dinner music was ideal and the dance music perfect! Bravo and kudos to Rare Mixx! You are special and we wish you every success."

Maury High School Class of 1961


Many thanks to you and Rare Mixx for the fabulous after-party! I was astounded at how many of our Gala attendees stayed for the after-party, including many I never thought I'd see on the dance floor!! They all had a great time. My husband and I left at midnight but I hear there were still quite a few dancing away at 1 a.m. We really enjoyed the evening, and my sincere thank you for helping to make this an event to remember.

Deborah Wyld

Dear Cathy,

I am writing to, once again, thank you for suggesting Rare Mixx for our Christmas event. The band was a big hit and the hosts of the event were absolutely thrilled with their guests' reaction to Rare Mixx!! The dance floor was packed all evening!!

Mike Georgiou


Rare Mixx is a rare and fabulous treat. You and your incredible group of talented musicians made the wedding reception. On top of that I sensed you wanted everyone to have a good time. I have been to many weddings where the band seemed to be going through the motions, disengaged and watching the clock. With Rare Mixx there was energy and an obvious desire to make the evening a success. And you absolutely made the evening a wonderful success and an incredible memory for my daughter and her husband. We have received much feed back from our friends about the evening and they all talk about the band and how incredible Rare Mixx was and where did we find them.... Again, thank you for a fabulous evening and please let the band know how much we appreciate their hard work.

Best wishes, Jo Wilkerson

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