The Defending Champions are a 6-piece original band hailing from the great state of New Jersey. We have been a band for 16 years and can be found playing throughout the tri-state area. We appeal to a wide audience and are best described as a high energy melting pot of American R&B, Rock n’ Roll, Ska and global party music.

Throughout our 16 years we’ve been honored to share the stage with musical acts such as WAR, The Smithereens, Russell Batiste Jr., The Slackers, World Inferno Friendship Society, Mephiskapheles, The Pietasters and many more.

If you’re interested in booking us for a show, party, wedding, or any private event please contact Matt Ryan: [email protected]

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