East Coast Music & Entertainment is an accomplished wedding band based out of Garden City, New York. Performing at special events all over the Tri-State area, this ensemble has been delighting wedding-goers for decades. You and your loved ones are bound to be impressed by their eclectic repertoire, distinctive sound, and energetic performative style. Whatever your musical tastes, this group has the skill to enhance your big day with a memorable musical experience.
Established in the 1970s, East Coast Music & Entertainment aimed to bring something fresh and exciting to Long Island’s music scene. Throughout the following years, the band worked diligently to garner and maintain their superlative reputation. They have played alongside a number of renowned performers, including Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, and LL Cool J. Now a sought-after band with a passion for weddings, this long-established outfit is keen to maintain their success.
With a core group of eight musicians, East Coast Music & Entertainment can adapt their formation to suit your preferences. They are happy to accompany every part of your celebration, from your rehearsal dinner to your reception. Classic rock, Caribbean, funk, folk, jazz, and pop are just a few of the genres that are featured in their rich and varied setlist. In addition, they can provide a range of event items, such as a state-of-the-art sound system, microphones, a projector, and a gobo projector.
229 Reviews for East Coast Music & Entertainment
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Sara R. · Married on 05/24/2020
The best of the best!
East Coast Band was not only amazing on the day of, but incredible to work with leading up to our wedding. Our main point of contact was Paul who is awesome! They were the first vendor that we booked for our original date--booked back in December of 2018 after hearing rave reviews from a family friend and then going to see them ourselves, we didn't even look or go to hear any other bands play.Sent on 09/29/2020
Our very large wedding was originally scheduled for May of 2020, but due to COVID-19 our plans had to change. When we reached out to East Coast about our new plans they were incredibly accommodating and worked with us on the date options we had with our venue to figure out which date would work best to get the same configuration we had originally settled on. After all of that replanning- we changed out plans AGAIN once we realized a 275 person wedding wasn't going to happen in November of 2020. So, with our third plan in place,- a much smaller, 45 person celebration- and with only 1 month notice we went back to Paul who was eager and excited to work with us on figuring out a new set up for the much smaller event.
Our crowd was particularly cautious given the pandemic, and our venue did not allow dancing- so we worked with Paul to figure out what would work for our long dinner party.
Fast forward to the day of the wedding and man did they deliver! Who knew a dinner party could be so much fun-- they absolutely NAILED our first dance song, took requests from the crowd and even let my husband's father play the guitar with them for a number of songs. They were great at keeping the crowd engaged, even at an unconventional wedding, and EVERYONE commented on how great they were. People were Impressed and had a great time, and we couldn't be more grateful and happy that we chose
East Coast Band to work with for our wedding. If you're looking for an awesome band who can adapt to any situation, are easy to work with, who very much LOVE what they do, are down to earth, and fun to be around--- seriously look no further
Brandie F. · Getting married on 02/09/2022
Hands down the best wedding band out there!
Could not have made a better pick choosing East Coast! I totally clicked with Paul when we first spoke and it felt like they were the perfect match for our wedding vibe. He was amazing to work with even through us needing to change our venue due to COVID and that was really reassuring. Then, when the big day arrived - they were completely amazing! So much energy and talent all on one stage - every one of our guests told us how amazing they were and it was evident that they could totally read our crowd when even all the 80+ year old guests were out dancing alongside our flower girl and the young members of our bridal party. I would not hesitate to book them again in a second! Thank you so much!!!Sent on 10/01/2020
Cassie P. · Married on 04/09/2021
Best Wedding Band Ever
East Coast Band was as advertised, absolutely fantastic. They had everyone on the dance floor all night and many people came up to me after the wedding and said the band was the best they've ever seen. I'd say I was surprised but we booked them in part due to all of the glowing reviews we read about them saying the same thing.Sent on 10/28/2019
There are a couple things that really make them special. Firstly, they have enormous range. They are able to play Top 40s/R&B, Classic Rock, more modern rock (i.e. Green Day, Blink 182, Third Eye Blind, etc), and everything in between. Secondly, they are not separately managed by one of those management agencies that are on the front lines representing most wedding bands. What that means is that if you book these guys you will plan your music with Paul, who is in the band (and was awesome to work with), rather than a band manager who does not actually play in the band. It also means you're spending less because there's no middleman taking a cut.
Paul made it clear on Day 1 that he would work with us to understand the type of music we were looking for and give us the perfect music for us. We wanted our fair share of "regular wedding music" but we and our guests are generally more into rock and so Paul recommended adding Joe as an extra vocalist/guitarist and this guy totally hit it out of the park, especially with the classic rock. He even learned a pretty obscure song for us. I would highly recommend adding him. We could tell Paul is passionate about what he does and then were thrilled to see everyone in the band shared that passion. We're thrilled we booked East Coast!
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We love working with East Coast! They're performing at our Spring Bridal Showcase on March 7, 2012 and are performing tonight in our bistro, Brasserie 214!