Eric Nicolas and One Love is the flagship band of One Love Music, a top-flight boutique entertainment company based in New York City and Watch Hill, RI. They are performing music professionals who have played the most coveted venues all over the world, rocked hundreds of parties, weddings, concerts, festivals and special events – and they’re just getting warmed up. One Love has been one of the busiest East Coast party bands 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. One Love books up to two years in advance and peak Saturdays go fast - call them today!
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, Moby, and many, many others. In the early 00's he was joined by percussionist Melissa Rodnon, who brought her 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, such as jazz, Brazilian bossanova, bluegrass and more. They have an enormous repertoire of pop, rock, funk and soul, R&B and motown, alternative, country, oldies, and more. They can and will learn any of your special requests, and craft a unique, customized setlist that will make everyone of your guests get up and dance. Custom arrangements of any request for your ceremony; and they can sing in any language, including Italian, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Hebrew, Russian - and even Chinese.
Eric Nicolas & One Love are based both in New York City and Watch Hill, RI, and 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 www.1lovemusic.com or on Instagram @ericnicolas.onelove.
55 Reviews for Eric Nicolas & One Love
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Ian Tener · 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
Kimberly Gluck · Getting married on 11/11/2020
One Love is spectacular!
One Love was amazing! All of our guests raved about the band. During planning, they were responsive to all of our musical requests and easy to work with when coordinating flights and hotels for our destination wedding. We HIGHLY recommend them!Sent on 04/17/2020
Eric Nicolas & One Love's reply:Thank you Kimberly! We had so much fun going to Palm Beach for your wedding celebration. Stay in touch! - Melissa
Latifa Jalali Degraft-Johnson · Getting married on 10/05/2020
Best Band Ever
From the beginning to the end, the experience was seamless and professional. The entire band was exceptional - I would venture to say that they are probably one of the best bands we have heard!! They made sure everyone had fun and appeared that they also enjoyed playing and interacting with the crowd. Even weeks out from our event, our guests are still talking about how great the band was. We are looking forward to more events with Eric Nicolas and One Love!Sent on 06/02/2019
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 this summer. 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 $1K-$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:
APRIL 3, 17
MAY 1, 15, 22, 29
JUNE 5, 12
JULY 3, 17, 31
OCT 9, 16, 23, 30
photo by Elizabeth LaDuca Photography
If you have had to cancel or postpone your wedding due to the current crisis, One Love is here to help.
We are offering up to 50% off of our usual prices for events that reschedule to any Friday, Sunday or weekday in 2021. We can also help with other rescheduling issues, such as reorganizing for a smaller gathering, or transforming your event from a big dance party to an intimate ceremony and cocktail hour.
Call us anytime (917) 699-7854
– Melissa & Eric
photo by Elizabeth DeLuca Photography