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Bull City Syndicate is an experienced, professional wedding band based out of Raleigh, North Carolina, servicing the entire Mid-Atlantic region for over 20 years. Available as either a ten or six-piece band, Bull City Syndicate is not just another cliche wedding band. With hundreds of songs in their repertoire, from Beyonce to Sinatra, the Bull City Syndicate band exudes a high level of quality and musicianship. Knowing that every couple-- and every guest list-- is unique, Bull City Syndicate works with you to create a set list that is sure to please.


Bull City Syndicate has been growing a loyal following for over 20 years in the wedding industry. A major Mid-Atlantic staple, they have been the headlining entertainment at the last two North Carolina Governor's Inaugural Balls -- as well as at music festivals, colleges, national charity events, and for the highest-profile corporate clients.

Services Offered:

Bull City Syndicate assures you that they will tailor their performance to all your needs and desires, keeping their involvement stress-free and pleasurable. From special requests to liability insurance, Bull City Syndicate offers a variety of musical styles and services to keep you and your guests happy and dancing. These services include:

-Learning new songs
-Jazz cocktail hour set
-Ceremony music
-DJ during breaks
-Reception dance
-Sound & Lights

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average price for a wedding reception during off-peak season?

$3,000 - $6,000

Which of the following are included in the price?

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

What is the price of your popular wedding package?


Which of the following are included in the package?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour 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?

Big Band
Classic Rock
Hip Hop
R&B / Soul

What music services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
Reception Music
Music During Breaks
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Liability Insurance
Willing to Travel

What items are available?

Sound/PA System
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4.9 out of 5 rating
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Claire F. Married on 10/22/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Book this Band!

Bull City Syndicate is absolutely the BEST wedding band ever. They had all our guests on the dance floor, played all the songs we wanted to hear, and are some of the most talented musicians around with great energy. Multiple guests told us all night that we had such an amazing band! Steve was also super easy to work with from start to finish with booking the band. Look no further--this is the best wedding band in the Raleigh area and beyond!
Evan Married on 07/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

These guys ROCK!

We hired BCS Express (6 piece) for my wedding reception and it was so worth it! So much better than a DJ and one of the best wedding bands I’ve seen.

They kept everyone on the dance floor all night and really knew how to get everyone moving - what a party!

Steve was super easy to work with and the band has a large repertoire of songs to pull from almost any genre. We had guests coming up to us all night saying how good the band was. They are all very talented musicians and the were an integral part of throwing a successful party.

I would highly recommend BCS to anyone having a wedding and if I ever need a band for another event I would certainly hire them again.
C G Married on 05/15/2021
5 out of 5 rating

10 out of 10

Bull City Syndicate performed for us in their other incarnation, Captain & The Keels last weekend in Va Beach.

Can't remember the last time we had so much fun - even prior to the last year we had. This band is the real deal, and anyone interested in having the time of their life need not look any further than than this band. Professional, fun, courteous, creative, cool, great song list, energetic...I've run out of adjectives.

Thanks to the band for bringing the funk, and for driving 3.5 hours both ways to create an evening we will never forget!

If you want a night like that, they will produce. If that's what you want, then look no further. Thanks a ton!
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Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Petals String Duo Petals String Duo Wedding Musicians

We love this band! Steve Baker and his horn guys are amazing musicians through and through. Also, great people to work with!

One Stop Live! -Wedding Entertainment Pros One Stop Live! -Wedding Entertainment Pros Wedding DJs

For that wedding when budget doesn't matter and you HAVE to have "THE" band play for your reception, then look no further than Bull City Syndicate! Steve and the guys are great to work with, extremely professional and will wow your guests to no end.

Promised Hearts Inc. Promised Hearts Inc. Wedding Planners

Great band!! Great people, very easy to work with! Highly recommend them for you event!

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