About us

Double Take is a five piece band based in La Crosse, WI specializing in classic popular dance music. You will enjoy a great mix of musical styles including classic rock, popular country, jump swing, blues, funk and plenty of slow songs!

Double Take appeals to the widest cross section of audiences - variety and quality!

Besides featuring great lead vocal styling by Doug Mahlum and Mary Leithold, three and four part vocal harmony is a regular feature. The diverse combination of keyboard, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, bass, drums, trumpet and flugelhorn makes for a great variety of sound that keeps Double Take fresh to your ears. Variety and quality! .


Over the years Double Take's reputation has made them a favorite at corporate events and celebrations of all kinds! Past and present clients include Gundersen-Lutheran, YMCA, Hal Leonard Publishing, Riverfest, Oktoberfest, Ashley Furniture, Dairyland Power, Holmen Kornfest, Mardis Gras, Eau Claire Country Club, La Crosse Country Club,  as well as many wedding dances!

Double Take also performs regularly at La Crosse area dance/live music venues such as Tom Sawyer's in La Crosse!

What you can expect from Double Take;  

  • *Danceable Music; your feet will want to get up and move!
  • *Professionalism; appropriate attire, promptness, and courtesy.    
  • *Solid Experience and Reputation; a band that will still be together! 
  • *Variety and Quality !  Let the fun begin!


Also available: Jazz standards and background music.