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"D-N"? You- Wait, you forgot the A, bro!
— "DNCE"

DNCE is a Pop band, consisting of a post-Jonas Brothers Joe Jonas on lead vocals and friends JinJoo Lee on guitar, Cole Whittle on bass and Jack Lawless on drums. Though its members had already been mutuals from touring with the Jo Bros, the band officially formed in 2015 and debuted with their Signature Song "Cake By The Ocean," which peaked at #9 on the Billboard charts and became one of the year's summer staples. It and its follow-up "Toothbrush" were included on their debut EP Swaay, as well as their self-titled debut album the following year. Lead single "Body Moves" was used in a Spotify ad that birthed the infamous "play this at my funeral" meme.

After a collab with Nicki Minaj and a second EP that didn't gain much traction, DNCE went on indefinite hiatus with the reunion of the Jonas Brothers in 2019. DNCE themselves reunited in 2022, though this time without Cole Whittle, who had been focusing on his solo career.

Members (current members in bold):

  • Joe Jonas — lead vocals
  • JinJoo Lee — lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Jack Lawless — drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Cole Whittle — bass guitar, keyboards, backing vocals (2015–2018)


  • Swaay (2015, EP)
  • DNCE (2016)
  • People to People (2018, EP)

Keep on hoping we'll be troping by the ocean: