If you're ready to turn your wedding from lovely to legendary, look no further than the New York City-based MIXTAPE cover band. This band offers a fresh approach to making sure your wedding rocks in every way. From the way they engage with clients to their style and, most importantly, the songs they play, MIXTAPE is guaranteed to keep your party going until you can't dance any longer.
Founded in 2011, MIXTAPE is a disco-free zone but has an infinite repertoire that includes modern, Motown, special pop hits and more. The band's basic, six-piece setup includes a female vocalist, male vocalist, guitars, a bassist, keyboards and a drummer. From there, you can add strings and horns for a more full sound. MIXTAPE also offers entertainment for ceremonies, cocktail hours and receptions. Other services include:
Recommended by 100% of couples
Veronica · Married on 11/17/2017
I came across MIXTAPE after a call with my day-of coordinator The Privilege is Mine around February last year where I was saying how I was just going to settle for a DJ because I could not find a non-cheesy NYC wedding band within my budget or for that matter at all!
It was so frustrating trolling through YouTube watching wedding band after wedding band that all sounded the same, with the same repertoire. So when TPIM gave me the details for the wedding band she personally had at her wedding she swore to me that they literally brought down the house on her special day and she did not break her promise.
MIXTAPE were not only the best wedding band I had heard and that most of my guests personally messaged me about to tell me that they had ever heard, they were incredible to work with prior to the day.
Melanie and I exchanged emails throughout the year and she answered all my questions in detail. She was HONEST with me and is a complete expert at what she does. Instead of just yessing to me to death, she was clear about what songs really worked and the ones that didn’t. In the end we made a final list of music that let me go onto my wedding day with confidence and the band was certainly the last thing I was worried about – because of Melanie!!
Little did I know however… how good they would be. They were AMAZING. I have never seen my friends and family dance for 4 straight hours like that and when the set was done – they were CHANTING for more. It was pretty crazy.
Melanie has the most gorgeous, powerhouse voice and energy. The band were so professional, so on it and SO happy. I loved that I could look over at the band and they were smiling and looked like they were having fun too. It was really important to me.
All in all – they are the best you can get.
Love you Mixtape – THANK YOU!
Marlene · Married on 09/15/2018
Best band ever!!
When we booked the 8 piece band for our September wedding at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Melanie was already booked, but Amy was amazing at our wedding! The band totally rocked it. The guests were dancing the entire night and everyone was commenting on how great they were. They allowed us to choose 5 definite songs that they would learn for us- and then we customized the rest of our set list based on their extensive list. Melanie was amazing to work with. She went over multiple revisions of our set list and gave us good advice about how to balance the music so that it wouldn’t be too alternative heavy :) She is professional, kind, responsive, and detail oriented. She kept us on track all year without overwhelming us.
This band is the real deal - they rocked everything from Beauty and the Beast, Tupelo Honey, MGMT, to Toto Africa, to Give it Away by Red Hot Chili Peppers. I was hesitant to pick RHCP since they are my absolute favorite and I didn’t think a cover band could do it, but I was sooooo impressed by their rendition. Even my parents were dancing to the funk rock!
The ceremony artists were also amazing! We hired a cellist and keyboardist. They were able to learn songs that we chose from Brooklyn Duo’s repertoire of arrangements. I highly recommend this band for your wedding!
Brooke · Married on 09/08/2018
Perfect band experience :)
Melanie and her band were absolutely amazing at our wedding, to the point where I wish we had recorded their performance so I could watch it back and experience them again!
As a huge music fan, the one thing I had planned in my mind for my wedding as a kid was the music I wanted played, but I had never seen a wedding band before that played anything other than cheesy / top 40 music before. I assumed I was going to have to get a DJ to get the musical experience I envisioned (and make the playlist for them!) Luckily my husband went to a wedding a few years prior where Mixtape was the band and managed to convince me to book them without having seen them live before (their online videos don't do them justice - they are even better in person!)
Working with Melanie was a great experience from start to finish, and I'm so glad we booked them. She helped us out last minute in a pinch when our venue dropped the ball on providing a sound system for the ceremony and the entire event ran smoothly from start to finish. She also let us pick out pretty much every song of the night, including when they were on break, which was a dream come true. We had endless compliments about how great they were all night, and for weeks afterwards! Now I'm hoping we have another friend book them for their wedding so we can get to see them again :) Truly a great experience, and I'll always treasure them closing out the night with a group singalong to "Hey Jude".
It is a pleasure working with Mel. She is professional, kind, passionate about her work, and really makes an effort to get to know her clients. When I worked a wedding with Mixtape they not only got all the guests dancing and having a blast, but she was able to navigate the special needs of my client like a surprise musical montage by her family and an amazing Pearl Jam performance by the BRIDE. The band orchestrated all these elements while keeping an amazing flow throughout the night. It was Mel's organization and attention to detail leading up to the event that really contributed to the smooth execution of the wedding. I was so impressed. The evening was flawless and the guests were sweaty and wild by the end of the night. Goal achieved! They are not your typical straight-laced wedding band - they are a normal band - your wedding is like a cool concert.
I'm always excited when I hear that one of my couples is working with MIXTAPE. My staff & I love their fearless, high-energy dance sets & fun, easy-going personality. Having an awesome band can really make an event memorable and MIXTAPE is a sure winner.
Mixtape is fun, hip, and so very talented! They keep the party going and know how to strike just the right balance when it comes to entertaining all your guests!