Eric Nicolas & One Love

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About Eric Nicolas & One Love

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.

Experience

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.

Services Offered

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.

Areas Covered

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!

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66 Reviews for Eric Nicolas & One Love

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Ian T. · Getting married on 07/08/2021

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    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
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    Lauren K. · Married on 05/07/2021

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    Wedding Review

    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

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Eric Nicolas & One Love FAQ

  • What is the average price for a wedding reception during peak season?
    $ 10,000 - $ 13,000
  • What is the average price for a wedding reception during off-peak season?
    $ 8,000 - $ 11,000
  • Which of the following are included in the price?
    Ceremony Music
    Cocktail Hour Music
    Learning New Songs
    Lighting
    MC
    Music During Breaks
    Reception Music
    Sound/PA System
    Travel Expenses
  • What is the price of your popular wedding package?
    $ 10200
  • Which of the following are included in the package?
    Ceremony Music
    Cocktail Hour Music
    Learning New Songs
    MC
    Music During Breaks
    Reception Music
    Sound/PA System
  • Are you an agency or a band?
    Band
  • How many musicians are in your band(s)?
    7+
  • What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?
    Acoustic
    Big Band
    Blues
    Classic Rock
    Classical
    Country
    Dance
    Folk
    Funk
    Gospel
    International
    Jazz
    Latin
    Motown
    Oldies
    Pop
    Punk Rock
    R&B / Soul
    Reggae
    Rock
    Strings
    Swing
    Top 40
  • What music services do you provide?
    Instrumentals
    Ceremony Music
    Cocktail Hour Music
    Learning New Songs
    MC
    Reception Music
    Music During Breaks
    Rehearsal Dinner Music
    Vocals
    Liability Insurance
    Willing to Travel
  • What items are available?
    Lighting
    Microphones
    Sound/PA System

3 Wedding Deals & Discounts

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    5% discount for WeddingWire couples
    If you found us on WeddingWire we will give you a 5% discount on our services. Remember to show us your voucher when you come see us.
  • Eric Nicolas & One Love 2
    Deep Discounts on Peak 2021 Dates

    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

    AUGUST 21

    SEPT 11, 25

    OCT 23

    NOV 20, 27

    DEC 4, 11

    photo by Elizabeth LaDuca Photography

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    SPECIAL PRICING for OFF-PEAK dates in 2022

    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

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