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Metropolitan Players

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About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

Metropolitan Players is an energetic wedding band based in New York City. This experienced group features a wide array of talented musicians that can play music from any genre. Passionate about putting on a great show and flexible in their approach, the Metropolitan Players will be a hit at any wedding.

Services Offered

The Metropolitan Players will provide you with a vast list of songs they've perfected, including Top 40s hits, swing jazz, country ballads, classic standards, and more. They're eager to learn any of your favorite songs and will work with you to create a unique custom setlist for your wedding celebration. They pride themselves on having the range and sound of a DJ with the unmatched energy of a live band. The Metropolitan Players perform solely at weddings and they have perfected putting on a great show that your guests will never forget.

  • Black-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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)?

1 - 3
4 - 6
7+

What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?

Acoustic
Big Band
Blues
Classic Rock
Country
Dance
Folk
Funk
Hip Hop
Jazz
Latin
Motown
Oldies
Pop
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
Vocals
Liability Insurance
Willing to Travel

What items are available?

Lighting
Microphones
Sound/PA System
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    Incredible band!

    Cannot recommend the Met Players enough! The band is exceptional and had our guests dancing all night long. We had never heard them play before booking them for our wedding (we got their name from a friend who had the Met Players at their wedding) and were not disappointed.

    Additionally, Erin, Mandy, and Siobhan were a pleasure to work with through every step of the planning process - great communicators and super thorough. You have to book the Met Players!
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    Douglas A. Married on 04/16/2022
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    Best wedding band ever

    What can I say about the Met Players. I scoured the internet for bands for our wedding and was so disappointed in what I was seeing until I found them and they DELIVERED. Drew, Erin, Mandy and Elizabeth could not have been nicer and easier to communicate and plan with. I booked them without ever even seeing them live, just based on confidence from online videos and the professionalism of their communication. The band killed it. They learned all of our ceremonial songs and EIGHT MORE custom songs. Almost the entire wedding were personal songs outside of their song list!! Just can’t say enough how incredible they were start to finish. Highest of recommendations, book them now.
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    Corinne A. Married on 03/06/2022
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    Best Wedding Band!

    Working with Erin and Drew at the Metropolitan Players was an absolute dream. Due to covid we were unsure if there was even going to be a wedding and if there was what it would look like. They made us feel at ease about everything and worked with us to celebrate from our original guest list of 230 people down to 60 people. We changed everything on them one month out and they were so responsive and accommodating. We also were not sure how the day was going to play out (if there was going to be dancing, etc.) so we asked them to start small just a simple cocktail dinner style music and if it came down to people wanting to dance then they could go ahead with some upbeat/dancing style music. Well they read the room perfectly and pretty much immediately changed the cocktail style music to actual wedding music for dancing and it worked out great. We could not be happier with how the night turned out and how much fun we had despite changing all of our original plans. We cannot thank The Met Players enough for making the unique experience way less stressful and way more fun! We would 10/10 recommend them to anyone. Thanks Met Players for an awesome night celebrating!

    Metropolitan Players's reply:

    Oh my gosh, Corinne!! Thank you SO much for your incredibly kind review! It was truly our pleasure to work with you and Andrew to make sure that your day could still happen safely! Your wedding was one of the most beautiful and meaningful days in the midst of this crazy year - and we will always treasure our memories from your big day! :) Your friends and family are THE BEST and I’m so glad that they felt comfortable dancing a bit! I’m sure it was a much-needed celebration for all of you! :) It means the world to hear that you and Andrew had so much fun despite your wedding looking slightly different than you’d originally imagined!! Thank you so much for letting us be a part of your day! It was an honor for us to be able to celebrate you two this year! :)
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Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner

Team

Erin Coles
Erin Coles
Manager, Co-Founder

Erin is the manager of The Metropolitan Players, and is one of the driving forces behind the band. Erin was born and raised in Upstate New York and received two bachelors degrees from the State University of New York at Potsdam as a double major in Theater and Business, as well as a minor in Psychology. Upon moving to New York City, she went on to obtain her MBA, all while founding and running a business with her husband.

Not only is she obsessed with weddings, her greatest passion is working one-on-one with brides and grooms during the planning process. Erin gives special care and attention to all of her clients to ensure that each wedding turns out exactly how the couple has envisioned.

Erin's responsiveness, consideration, support, and warmth towards her clients has been a key player in The Metropolitan Players' recent recognition: The Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice Award every single year from 2016 to 2020, The Knot Best of Weddings Award from 2015 to 2020, and a coveted place in The Knot Hall of Fame

Drew Coles
Drew Coles
Music Director, Co-Founder

Drew is the Musical Director of The Metropolitan Players. He is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, producer, and educator, and performs regularly on the New York City scene. Drew's wide range of musical knowledge and ability to cross stylistic boundaries make him a valuable asset, and he has shared the stage with jazz masters Wynton Marsalis, Jim Snidero and Mitch Frohman, among others. He was most recently seen on Good Morning America, Live with Kelly and Ryan, and iHeart Radio Live Sessions alongside pop singer/songwriter Erin Bowman.

Drew earned his Bachelors of Music in Music Business from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, his Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at the Metropolitan College of New York, and his doctorate in Music & Music Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.

In addition to the Metropolitan Players, Drew continues to use his expertise in studios, on stages, and in classrooms across New York City and along the East Coast.

Alex
Alex
Event Coordinator

Alex is originally from Richmond, VA, and now resides on Long Island, NY. Her favorite food is tacos, and one goal on Alex's bucket list is to visit every National Park in the US!

"My favorite part of being a coordinator is getting to be part of someone's special day, and seeing them enjoy themselves! Also, being around such a positive, talented group of musicians is the best!"

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Ariana Strings Ariana Strings Wedding Musicians

I've performed with Metropolitan Players a few times and I really enjoyed working with them. They're organized, on top of their game, and talented. What more can you ask for?

Outline Studios Outline Studios Wedding Planners

Outstanding!!! Having worked with countless bands as an event planner, Metropolitan Players stands far above the rest. Erin was beyond helpful in every step of the way. She was responsive to every question and odd request my clients asked. She was creative in helping my clients chose off the beaten path selections and the band went above and beyond to learn very specific songs. Erin detailed the whole night with a timeline and were flexible when changes were even made during the night. The band arrived on time, set up and were ready ahead of schedule. The whole band was the definition of professionalism and you can tell how much everyone loves what they do. Numerous wedding guests specifically hunted me down to tell me how amazing the band was! Their ability to read the crowd and get everyone out of there seats is unmatched. Definitely my go to band from now on!

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56 Fort Washington Avenue, #35 New York, NY, 10032
917-893-2173

10AM - 6PM
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