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Erin Harkes is a professional wedding musician operating out of Albany, NY. Available to soundtrack every stage of your once-in-a-lifetime occasion, Erin offers an array of musical services for couples to choose from. She has been performing since she was a teenager and has won numerous awards as well as appearing on the Jimmy Kimmel show.

Services Offered

From your walk down the aisle to the last dance of the night, Erin has an impressive repertoire of songs to choose from. She is available to perform either solo or with her talented backing band and will help you create the perfect setlist to make sure your day sounds amazing. Bringing years of experience and passion to every celebration, she never fails to get a crowd on their feet and onto the dance floor.

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Frequently asked questions

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

$4,000 - $7,000

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

$4,000 - $7,000

Which of the following are included in the price?

Reception Music

What is the price of your popular wedding package?

$5,875

Which of the following are included in the package?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
Lighting
MC
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

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
Country
Dance
Folk
Funk
Hip Hop
Jazz
Motown
Oldies
Pop
R&B / Soul
Rock
Strings
Swing

What music services do you provide?

Instrumentals
Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
MC
Reception Music
Music During Breaks
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sample Performances
Vocals
Willing to Travel

What items are available?

Lighting
Microphones
Sound/PA System
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Eileen N. Sent on 02/18/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Blast of a party your friends will talk about for years!

Music was one of the top three priority aspects for my 50 person wedding in Windham, NY. Since it was a small-ish event, I really wanted a fun band that brought party vibes and made you feel like you just saw a live show at a bar. I called Erin after she came highly recommended from our event coordinator and after a quick, fun, easy conversation on the phone we knew we had found the perfect band. Erin made the pre-event planning super easy and knew exactly what types of music we did & didn’t want. The day of the event, the band was set up ahead of schedule and was very reliable and professional - I didn’t have to worry about anything at all. They played for 3+ hours and CRUSHED it - have every single one of our 50 guests dancing the entire time. The band would come out on the dance floor and interact with the guests. It was an epic party thanks to Erin Harkes band and all of my friends and family still talk about how much fun they had with the band. Thank you for making it such an epic night Erin & team!!
Charlie
Charlie F. Sent on 12/28/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Erin Harkes is the perfect choice for a wedding band

Our experience with Erin Harkes and her 7-piece band was truly extraordinary. Despite limited lead time, Erin curated a musical journey that felt tailor-made for us, but we know our guests loved it too as she kept ‘em dancing till the venue had to shut down.
Erin made us feel at ease, spending time talking to us and going over her vast song list, taking time to understand us and our musical tastes. Her originals (which are fantastic), seamlessly woven into the performance, added a special touch.
Our wedding had a lot of moving parts and we appreciated her and her band’s flexibility to go with the flow and work with us, the other vendors, the venue and our guests to keep the celebration vibrant.
One of the details we are most appreciative of her for is her being able to accommodate our request and play a song by one of our favorite artists for my wife’s walk down the aisle. She arranged for a beautiful two-musician accompaniment that could not have been more perfect for the moment.
Erin and her band exceeded expectations, delivering a personal and unforgettable performance. For a band that goes the extra mile, Erin Harkes is the perfect choice, as her band's infections energy infused our wedding with exciting, danceable, and meaningful moments.

Katie
Katie T. Sent on 12/29/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn't of been better

The band made my wedding, it was the best part and everyone had such a great time because of them. Erin was so great we have booked her again for another celebration.
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