One Love is now available on August 21 and September 25, 2021!!
One of the most sought after East Coast events bands, One Love is offering creative options to meet the needs of couples planning a wedding during this ever-changing time. For an intimate gathering or smaller party, choose a small dance band, cocktail ensemble or specialty group to suit any size party. If you are planning a blow-out dance party in 2022, we can rock the house with our 7-10 piece full dance bands. One Love Music takes the utmost precautions for safety, offering sanitized mics for speeches, shields in front of the singers and horns, and convenient, virtual meetings. And we are imminently flexible if you need to reschedule or make changes to your band or services.
About One Love
Eric Nicolas and One Love is the flagship band of One Love Music, a top-flight boutique entertainment company with offices in New York City and Watch Hill, RI. One Love has rocked hundreds of parties, weddings, concerts, festivals and special events for well over a decade, but they recently made their debut as a completely independent, agency-free music company, providing a full complement of services in-house – without the added fees the agencies charge.
Eric Nicolas, bandleader, guitarist and lead vocalist, started One Love in the mid-90s performing at Le Bar Bat and other iconic NYC venues. As a sideman in the bands of rock legends like Taylor Dayne and Phoebe Snow, Eric collected the best musicians in NYC to maintain the band's extraordinary musicianship and professionalism: members of One Love have recorded and toured with The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Prince, Sting, Bon Jovi, Steely Dan, Cyndi Lauper, Ray Charles, Rod Stewart, Britney Spears, Marc Cohn, Moby, and many, many others. In the early 00's he was joined by dancer and percussionist Melissa Rodnon, who brought her extensive background in performing arts management and theatrical production to One Love, making them an unstoppable team.
Eric Nicolas & One Love is not only a knock-out dance band, but also offers a variety of other musical services, including a wide selection of ceremony music (from classical guitar to contemporary string arrangements) and cocktail ensembles (including classic jazz, Brazilian bossanova and samba, bluegrass, New Orleans Second Line, coffee-house guitar/vocal, and more). They have an enormous repertoire of contemporary pop and dance, classic rock, funk and soul, R&B and motown, alternative, 80s, country, oldies, and more. They deliver an authentic, tireless hora, reform to orthodox. They can and will learn any of your special requests, and craft a unique, customized setlist that will get every single one of your guests out of their seat and onto the dance floor. They will create a custom arrangement of any requests for your ceremony processionals and recessional; and they can sing in any language, including Italian, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Hebrew, Russian - and even Chinese.
Eric Nicolas & One Love is officially based both in New York City and Watch Hill, RI, but they regularly travel up and down the east coast, across the country and internationally. They handle all travel and production arrangements for destination events. You can see more photos and videos on their website or on Instagram. One Love books up to two years in advance and peak Saturdays go fast - call them today!
66 Reviews for Eric Nicolas & One Love
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Maggie L. · Married on 12/31/2020
Highly recommend One Love!
One Love was the absolute best to work with for our wedding! Melissa was super responsive and incredibly helpful as we postponed and then re-planned our wedding to be a smaller, intimate affair. When we were no longer in search of a big 10-piece band, Melissa and Eric worked with us promptly to put together the most beautiful string trio for our wedding ceremony. Even though it was a small event, on New Year's Eve in a beach destination, they went out of their way to make our day special. And the music was absolutely beautiful! The trio were some of the most talented musicians we'd ever heard, and their music made the ceremony our favorite part of the day. Eric also went the extra mile to come with the musicians, which was so wonderful! Their thoughtfulness and attention to detail was outstanding, and we could not be happier we decided to work with them. We can't wait to plan a big anniversary party in the future and experience the magic of the full band, but the fact that our wedding day was still magical was all a testament to Melissa, Eric and their team. They are the best to work with and could not recommend more!!Sent on 04/12/2021
Eric Nicolas & One Love's reply:Thank you Maggie! We were honored that you still chose to make One Love a part of your wedding, even though the big party transitioned to an intimate ceremony. I'm so happy everything worked out. Stay in touch with us and we hope to see you again!
Ian T. · Getting married on 07/08/2021
The best band out there!!!
Eric Nicolas & One Love played out wedding out east in Greenport this summer and they were absolutely amazing!!!! They have played my sister's wedding, my father's 65th birthday party, and now my brothers wedding in January. I cannot recommend them enough. Dealing with Melissa and Eric was a breeze. Their music selection is awesome and gets the whole party on the dance floor. I don't recall a time during the entire wedding when there weren't people getting down on the dance floor. Best band in Metropolitan area hands down!!!!!!! They travel as well!Sent on 12/04/2019
Eric Nicolas & One Love's reply:Thank you Ian! We had so much fun with you - you know we love you guys - see you at the next Tener extravaganza! xoxo Melissa & Eric
Lauren K. · Married on 05/07/2021
One Love was the ABSOLUTE best part of our wedding day. We originally were planning on getting married in May and then rescheduled to August. Last minute, we realized that our August wedding was not going to be what we imagined and we pushed the day up to July 17th. We were TEN DAYS out when we found out that our original band couldn't perform, we reached out to One Love and they couldn't have been more accommodating. From the second we talked to them, we knew they were the ones we wanted for our wedding. Between the ceremony, cocktail hour and the reception, they were the STARS of the show. They made our 30 person wedding the BEST day of our lives. They got everyone on the dance floor all night. Everyone was raving about how amazing One Love was. They played all of the songs that we requested. They were beyond professional and AMAZING!!! I have had friends reach out for their contact information. I would recommend them to absolutely anyone. THEY ARE PHENOMENAL!Sent on 10/31/2020
LOOKING FOR A WAY TO TAKE YOUR MIND OFF THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES?
PLAN YOUR 2021 WEDDING!!
One Love is offering discounts on our remaining peak Saturdays in 2021, listed below, for contracts that close before May 1, 2021. Our pricing is always flexible and influenced by many factors including date, time, location, number of guests, and more, but now we're dropping our starting prices even more.
A typical contract for our 10-piece band on a peak Saturday within 2 hours of NYC is around $12K-$13K. But for 2021 parties that book in the next few months, we can take up to $2K off the contract price for the full band - and even less for 7, 8 or 9 piece bands, or off-peak days and dates.
We also offer many smaller, boutique and specialty ensembles that can be perfect for more intimate events and smaller budgets.
Call us soon – these dates are booking up very quickly!
AVAILABLE PEAK SATURDAYS IN 2021:
JUNE 5, 12
JULY 10, 31
SEPT 11, 25
NOV 20, 27
DEC 4, 11
photo by Elizabeth LaDuca Photography
One Love is offering steep discounts on off-peak dates in 2022 for Wedding Wire couples only.
Planning your wedding for a Friday or Sunday? Or a Saturday in January, February or March?
We can take up to $2K off peak pricing for any off-season or off-peak dates.
Call us anytime (917) 699-7854
– Melissa & Eric
photo by Elizabeth DeLuca Photography