Located in New York City, 45 Riots is a collective of live music professionals. Seasoned performers come together to offer detail-focused experiences to clients seeking live music entertainment. 45 Riots members are part of the recording, touring and performing areas of the music industry. The musical act claims “life’s celebrations” to be one of the specialty areas they “electrify,” meaning they’ll leverage their expertise to set the right vibe for your soiree.
From the ceremony to the reception, 45 Riots can infuse musical harmony into multiple aspects of your big day. With more than seven team members, they can play various tunes, ranging from classical to reggae to funk. Some of their services include:
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Alexandra · Married on 12/05/2015
45 RIOTS ARE THE BEST EVER. Our wedding was the most unbelievably amazing night, in large part because of the 45 Riots. Your wedding will not be as good as it could have been if you choose another band.Sent on 01/04/2016
Picking a band was probably the most important and serious part of our wedding planning. We previewed a ton of bands in NYC, knowing that making the right choice was extremely important. We were totally blown away by the Riots and there was no question in our minds that we had to book them when we saw their show. We didn't think it would be possible but they were even better at the actual wedding.
The band makes the party, and 45 Riots will not be a typical "wedding band." It will be like an amazing concert with all of your closest friends and family and the best dance party ever, while watching unbelievably talented musicians who read the crowd in an incredible way. Every guest - young and old - was on the dance floor, and every guest also said they could not believe how amazing the band was. Honestly, we knew they would rock it but it was more than we ever could have asked for. BOOK THE 45 RIOTS BEFORE SOMEONE ELSE DOES.
Working with Adam is an absolute pleasure. He is truly a talented musician and fantastic person who listens to what you envision and works with you to make the experience more special than you can imagine. It should be noted that the musicians are some of the most talented but down to earth, friendly people ever. We went to their shows at Red Lion and BB Kings periodically in the months leading up to the wedding. We chatted with several of the band members often, and we continued to be more and more excited about our own wedding. Getting to know everyone and experience the Riots before the wedding made the planning process so much more fun and exciting. The Riots should be #1 on your list when you start wedding planning – you will not be sorry! THANK YOU RIOTS! Mike & Alexandra 12/5/15
Jenna Rae Bohacik · Getting married on 09/03/2019
I always knew I wanted a band for my wedding. When I came across 45 Riots website, I couldn't wait to reach out to them. We went to go see them perform at The Bitter End and decided that night we needed to book them for our wedding. The whole team was great working with throughout the process. The day of our wedding my husband and I were both pulled aside multiple times throughout the evening by guests raving how great the band was. They wanted to know where we found such an amazing band and to tell us they have never heard such great vocals and instrumentals before. Everyone was blown away, as were we. We could not recommend them more!Sent on 04/17/2019
Ben Wolfert · Married on 03/16/2019
Book. This. Band.
Stop thinking about it, look no further, and book 45 Riots to play your wedding. Seriously, just do it. This band is incredible. To say they are the best "wedding band" -- while absolutely true -- is somewhat unfair because it limits the pool of comparison to only a subset of live bands out there. In reality, they are as good as any live band I have seen, period. The musicians that make up 45 Riots are mind-blowingly talented. They nail every song in their infinite and diverse repertoire, and somehow manage to play technically perfect covers that both honor the original and add a unique 45 Riots flair. Classic tunes feel modern, and modern tunes feel timeless. And every song they play feels hip. But what truly separated 45 Riots from the pack, in my opinion, was the consummate professionalism of both the band and staff throughout the entire process. The booking, intake and planning processes were seamless. And at the wedding, the band followed through perfectly on everything that was discussed with as much grace as talent. Now, seriously, stop reading these reviews and just book them already.Read LessSent on 04/04/2019
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.
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.
Absolutely incredible team! Wonderful people, incredible musicians! Book them!