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45 Riots

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

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.

Learn more: www.45riots.com

  • Veteran-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Which of the following are included in the price?

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

Which of the following are included in the package?

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

Are you an agency or a band?

Band

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

7+

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

Acoustic
Blues
Classic Rock
Classical
Dance
Funk
Gospel
Hip Hop
International
Jazz
Latin
Motown
Oldies
Pop
R&B / Soul
Reggae
Rock
Strings
Top 40

What music services do you provide?

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

What items are available?

Lighting
Microphones
Sound/PA System
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    Cayla Married on 08/27/2022
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    Best wedding band ever

    45 Riots is the BEST WEDDING BAND EVER! I had high expectations for the band at my wedding, and let me tell you - 45 Riots was beyond what I ever could have imagined! They truly made our wedding night.

    Leading up to the wedding, Federica was my point of contact. She is incredibly helpful, responsive and professional. She answered all of our questions and was thorough in walking us through how everything would run for the reception.

    On the night of the wedding, JJ was our bandleader and lead guitarist. He is AWESOME. Not only is he a brilliant musician (he had our guests in awe during his guitar solo), but he was also a fantastic emcee and he kept the energy high the entire night.

    And the band...just holy cow. Absolutely incredible. DR, Bobbi and Jermaine were our lead singers - and they were out-of-this-world good. The dance floor was packed the entire night. So many of our guests came up to us to tell us that 45 Riots is the best band ever - and we agree!

    Seriously - book 45 Riots! If you do, your wedding will be epic.
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    Joshua B. Married on 08/14/2022
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    Best wedding band in NYC

    The best wedding band in NYC! Truly incredible performance at our wedding last weekend. Lead singers Bobbi, DR and Freedom were phenomenal. Our guests raved and danced the night away. So honored to have 45 Riots perform at our wedding!
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    Annie S. Married on 08/06/2022
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    BEST BAND EVER! So fun, so talented, so professional

    We are overwhelmed with just how amazing our experience with 45 Riots was. Truly. The band is SO AMAZING. All of our guests said it was by far the best band they’ve ever seen (and we agree!), which was evident from the fact that the dance floor was always overflowing. We'd look around and notice every one was dancing facing the band - as if it were a concert! Which is what it felt like since they were so, so good and had such vibrant and fun energy. We can’t say enough good things and we have literally nothing negative to say. Jayro, Kennedy, and Jermaine were the vocalists and all three were SO perfect. They were incredibly talented but also incredible performers. We had a 200 person wedding outside in the summer, and it was HOT out, but the entire band were all such troopers in the heat and didn't let it faze them -- which also helped our guests just accept the sweat and enjoy the dancing. The band went above and beyond - with a fun guitar solo on the dance floor, a love train led by Jayro, GREAT crowd engagement from Kennedy, and wonderful inclusion of one of the brides who got to live out a dream as a rockstar band singer. On top of all of this, the band members were also all so kind and lovely to us. We could go on and on. We are so, so grateful 45 Riots played such a vital part of our special day.

    We will also add that working with the 45 Riots production and events team in the lead-up to the wedding was an absolute pleasure, and they were all very warm, responsive and reliable, and professional.

    HIGHLY recommend for anyone who wants to be known as having the best wedding ever :)
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Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Julie & Greg
    61 photos · 06/06/2021
  • Jenna Rae & David
    23 photos · 03/16/2019
  • Julie & David
    23 photos · 03/25/2018
  • Andrew & Gretchen
    29 photos · 06/14/2015

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
Sparkle and Ink Sparkle and Ink Wedding Invitations

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.

SoCal Wedding Consultant SoCal Wedding Consultant Wedding Planners

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

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118 E 28th St #915 New York, NY, 10016
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