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45 Riots is a modern collective of first-call performing, recording, and touring musicians, operating with resolute focus, attention-to-detail, veteran experience, and artistic verve.

Based in New York City, 45 Riots provides vibrant live music entertainment for private parties, corporate events, and concert performances.

45 Riots also functions as an independent record label, supporting original music artists spanning myriad musical idioms. One of our recently-released R&B / pop singles reached #30 on the national Billboard Adult R&B charts with its associated music video in rotation on MTV, BET, Music Choice, Pluto, Aspire, and more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Music
Learning New Songs
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sample Performances
Sound/PA System

Which of the following are included in the package?

Ceremony Music
Learning New Songs
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sample Performances
Sound/PA System

Are you an agency or a band?


How many musicians are in your band(s)?


What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?

Classic Rock
Hip Hop
R&B / Soul

What music services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
Reception Music
Liability Insurance
Willing to Travel

What items are available?

Sound/PA System
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4.9 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
164 Reviews
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99% Recommended by couples

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164 Reviews
Harley Getting married on 01/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

By Far and Away the Best!

We've been fortunate to attend a lot of weddings of family and friends, and while most people might say there own wedding band was the best (just because it is their special night)...we can easily without fail claim that 45 Riots is THE BEST wedding band we have ever seen and we were lucky enough to hire for our own wedding. We had never seen them live prior to hiring Adam and his colleagues, but we put faith in the reviews that we actually found on this website. The energy was electric all night from start to finish. We really appreciated their professionalism, style, groove, and overall sense of fun that they brought to the evening. Our guests months later continue to talk about how amazing our band was....Also, 45 Riots travelled to Canada to perform at our wedding....We separately paid for the band's hotels and transportation to/from our venue and the airport which weren't included in their charges to us (our venue which was out of the city in a more remote private location). Hats off to 45 Riots! We look forward to staying in touch with them and seeing them perform or hiring them for another fun event in the future!
Sarah Y. Married on 08/19/2023
5 out of 5 rating

An Unforgettable Night

Just stop. Take a breath. You've found your band. All the reviews are completely true. 45 Riots MADE OUR WEDDING. A live band was the #1 priority for my fiance and I. We were so nervous about finding just the right one, and with our big day behind us, I can confidently say we made the absolute best choice by a mile. Our guests could not stop asking us where we found this band. We are STILL getting compliments days later. Each vocalist and musician performed at the absolute highest level. Everyone is so insanely talented, and they are just brimming with charisma. It also doesn't hurt that they are GORGEOUS people, dressed to the 9's! Our guests never stopped dancing, which was exactly what our dream wedding looked like in our heads. 45 Riots made it a reality. They read the room perfectly and had a set list that pleased EVERYONE. Their expert transitions must also be mentioned: between every song was an amazing mashup that got everyone SO excited for what was coming next. The energy was unbeatable. This band will make your night unforgettable. WORK WITH THEM!
L H Married on 07/22/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Look no further!!!

45 Riots is AMAZING! They performed at my son’s wedding and the dance floor was packed! They are incredibly talented and energizing. I have never seen a band where each and every musician and vocalist performed at such an exceptionally high level. Everyone LOVED them!
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45 Riots ROCKS! That about covers it, and you really don't need to know any more, but her are some details as to why... Every single musician that 45 Riots employs, is individually an exceptionally talented musician, many of whom write their own original music and perform with major recording artists. The band organizers are artful with putting together the perfect blend of musicians for your event. Whether you need a small intimate feeling or a big band dance party, they can accommodate all feels and music styles. As an event designer, one of the key things that I look for in vendors that I recommend, is "can I trust them to show up and make me look good?", because every time I make a recommendation I put my reputation on the line. I ALWAYS feel comfortable hiring 45 Riots for my customers. Aside from the musicians, the support for the music is beyond what could ever be expected. The sound engineering team will arrive in advance of the musicians and have everything set up, looking good and ready to sound check. They make sure that throughout the party, the sound is perfect and optimized for the venue. I've seen them perform in some very tricky venues and they always sound fabulous. Every guest at your party will dance and have fun, and probably want to know where you found this AMAZING band.

Stefy Hilmer Photography Stefy Hilmer Photography Wedding Photographers

You are looking for a band that keeps you moving to the most beautiful played music?! 45 Riots is the way to go. They are simply amazing and the most friendly, fun group. You cannot make a mistake giving them a call.

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Absolutely incredible team! Wonderful people, incredible musicians! Book them!


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