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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.

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  • Woman-owned
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Frequently Asked Questions

Which of the following are included in the price?

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

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How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3
4 - 6

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

Big Band
Classic Rock
Hip Hop
R&B / Soul

What music services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
Reception Music
Music During Breaks
Liability Insurance
Willing to Travel

What items are available?

Sound/PA System
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Rachel S. Married on 09/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredibly talented and fun band!

We are so happy we hired the Met Players! From the moment we first emailed them, we could sense their excitement for us and passion for what they do. They were incredibly communicative over email and very organized in terms of planning for our wedding day. We had a lot of specific requests and they accommodated every single one flawlessly (for example, we asked for some piano instrumental versions of Lord of the Rings songs to play before the ceremony and gave very specific timing instructions for songs to walk down the aisle to).

The band completely understood the vibe we were going for which was a fun and lively dance floor, and the dance floor was truly packed all night. They helped us have an amazing hora, kept timelines on track by announcing speeches and parent dances, and ended their set with a great performance of Don't Stop Believin.

I highly recommend the Met Players for a band that's truly excited, fun, and talented! We hadn't seen them live before we booked, but based on reviews and word of mouth we felt comfortable booking anyway and from the first email we got from our event coordinator I knew we made the right choice. We loved them, and so did our guests because we got many, many compliments!
Jane H. Married on 08/19/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing band! Everyone was so talented

We had such a great experience with the Metropolitan Players. Our guests are still talking about how great our band was! They had everyone up and dancing for most of the night, and learned favorites like Barbie Girl, Dancing On My Own, and Danza Kuduro just for us. We weren't even sure if Danza Kuduro was a reasonable request - the singer would have to speak Spanish - but they totally delivered. So much fun. The list of songs they already know is really extensive and we loved that they were willing to learn a bunch of songs for us. Some of the bands we looked at capped custom requests at 2 songs, maybe 3. The Met Players didn't set a cap, though I'm sure there is one at some point. We didn't reach a limit and we got everything we hoped for. Also, Barbie Girl was a late add - the Barbie movie blew up and we thought it would be fun to add it to the mix. They learned it 2 weeks before the wedding. I wouldn't necessarily suggest putting requests in on such short notice, of course. I'm sure they appreciate having more time :) Their communication in the planning process was also awesome. Very thorough, friendly, and responsive.
Danielle W. Married on 06/17/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Dancing all night long

I am ecstatic to share my experience working with The Metropolitan Players. Having witnessed their riveting performances at several weddings before, I was already certain of their talent. However, their performance and incredible professionalism during our own wedding exceeded even my highest expectations. Engaging with The Met Players as vendors was an absolute delight. Their extreme organization, quick responses, and meticulous attention to detail left no room for doubt or concern. They were not merely another vendor; they were collaborative partners who were invested in making our wedding day a resounding success.

One thing that stood out was their dedication to understanding and executing our specific requests. Their attention to detail was remarkable and assured us that our event was as important to them as it was to us. Working with them was a breeze, a stress-free experience that I genuinely appreciated amidst the hustle and bustle of wedding planning. When it came to the big day, The Met Players truly came alive. They absolutely crushed it, lighting up our wedding with their infectious energy and exceptional sound. Their performance was seamless, fun, and so incredibly engaging that they had all our guests on the dance floor in no time. The energy and joy they injected into the crowd were palpable and truly set the mood for a celebration we will always remember.

The Met Players were a dream to work with. Their level of professionalism, combined with their musical prowess and their undeniable passion for what they do, made our day extra special. If you're looking for a band that will deliver an unforgettable performance and contribute to making your wedding day flawless, I wholeheartedly recommend The Met Players. They are undoubtedly worth every penny, and I guarantee they will make your day just as special as they made ours.
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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.

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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