Metropolitan Players

56 Fort Washington Avenue, #35, New York, NY 10032 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Metropolitan Players

We are a youthful, energetic wedding band based in NYC that provides the sound and song selection of a DJ, with the electric energy of a live band!

Our mission is to revolutionize the wedding entertainment industry by standardizing love as an expectation for booking and working with a band in the Tri-State area. Our founders, Drew and Erin Coles, formed the band for their own wedding (in the midst of hustling their butts off getting degrees in music and business respectively), and care deeply about creating a beautiful event for each and every couple.​

We only do weddings because this band was built on and for love.
We've perfected doing weddings because we seriously enjoy doing it.
We'll treat you like family because that's what you deserve.
Simple.

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88 Reviews for Metropolitan Players

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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    Christina DeSimone · Getting married on 12/10/2021

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    Can't thank you enough, Met Players!

    We'd run out of space before we could describe how amazing the Met Players are. Since booking them over 1.5 years before our wedding thru post-wedding, Erin and the team have been so incredible to work with. Not only is the band extremely talented (it's all our guests can talk about, and us!), Erin is incredibly responsive, professional, accommodating, and just a great person! As you can imagine, having a wedding in 2020 proved to be challenging, but Erin was completely understanding, flexible, professional, and safe throughout the entire process. While Erin and Drew lead the team, the incredible talent that makes up the Met Players truly made our mini 2020 wedding so special. They learned and executed difficult songs that were so special to us. We wished we could have had our originally planned 250+ person wedding to share their talent with everyone! We can't recommend them more. If you are looking to throw a great party with a band that your guests won't stop talking about, look no further that the Met Players!

    Sent on 11/15/2020
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    Stephen Bates · Getting married on 10/02/2021

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    Best band ever

    We can't tell you how awesome The Met Players are! From the very beginning of our experience with them (2 years from our wedding date!), Erin was nothing less than accommodating and helpful. Prior to our wedding, Erin and the band were easy to contact and super responsive. Towards the wedding, they were 100% on top of it, and at the wedding - WOWZA! Our entire 350+ person wedding was on the dance floor the entire time! People are still telling us how awesome, enthusiastic, and into it The Met Players were. We couldn't be any more pleased with the band - we would highly recommend!

    Sent on 09/10/2020

    Metropolitan Players's reply:

    Stephen and Anna!!!! Thank you SO much for such an incredibly kind review!! It was such a pleasure working with you both to bring your beautiful wedding day to life! It's crazy to think we planned together for 2 years! Alll that time made your wedding day that much sweeter. :) We had the BEST time celebrating with you and all of your guests, and it was such a joy to see your friends and family having an amazing time on the dance floor. We LOVE hearing that your guests had such a great time, too! We will never forget how special your wedding was - and we’re definitely clinging to those sweet memories right now! We wish we could go back and do it all again! Same time, next year? ;)

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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

Metropolitan Players FAQ

  • 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

Team of Metropolitan Players

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

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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.

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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!"

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Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements

  • 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 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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