Dave Ensslin

CEO / Partner – Double D Booking

Dave Ensslin is a founding member and guitarist of one of Chicago’s most sought after cover bands Sixteen Candles, co owner of Double D Booking, and a proud husband and father of three children. Since 1993 (at 19 years old) Dave has been an entrepreneur in the music Business.Teaching guitar privately to 60 students per week for over 10 years. Dave’s career in music changed after receiving a scholarship to Elmhurst College for classical guitar where he studied Music Business. In 2003, Dave started the 80’s cover band Sixteen Candles.

Along with performing over 150 shows per year all over the midwest, Dave has done all the booking, marketing and promotions for the band. The connections Dave established with Sixteen Candles led him to start one of the most prestigious booking agencies in Chicago, Double D Booking. Along with partner Duff Rice, their roster includes some of the most respected bands that span from Chicago to Los Angeles. Dave continues to run the day to day operations exclusively booking over 25 full time bands, clubs, corporate events, weddings, and many festivals. Dave books thousands of shows a year and prides himself on booking quality and strategic gigs to help grow the bands popularity for long term success. Dave recently won the Coleman Award for Accomplishment in Music Business Entrepreneurship 2013.

Josh Niemiera

Account Exec – Double D Booking

Josh joined Double D Booking in 2012 after talent buying and booking entertainment for 5 years throughout the Midwest. Josh earned a master’s degree from Columbia College in business management in 2009, and shortly after was hired by Duff Entertainment and Ravenswood Events to assist in talent buying; providing entertainment at Navy Pier Beer Garden, The Cubby Bear, street festivals, and other special events in the Chicago land area. His current responsibilities at Double D Booking include, talent buying, booking our roster of exclusive bands, and new business development.