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Cooper River Band (formerly Permanent Vacation) is an energetic and professional six-piece cover band from Charleston, South Carolina! We have over 18 years of experience performing in Charleston and beyond and specialize in performing at weddings and making the party with our music and fun attitude! Our group consists of:

  • Female Lead Vocalist
  • Guitar / Vocals
  • Bass / Vocals
  • Drums
  • Saxophone
  • Keyboards
  • Dedicated sound and lighting engineer

Services Offered
We aim to please our couples in anyway possible:

  • Self-managed: When you are talking to us you are talking to an actual member of the band who will plan with you and/or your wedding planner the song selection, announcements, and timeline prior to and the big day so you don't have to worry about anything!
  • Customized sets: You will receive a list of over 200 songs (ranging in all genres to please all kinds of crowds) to select requests from so we gear the set towards what we think your crowd will like, while getting in your personal favorite songs and making sure we don't play anything you don't want!
  • Expanded group option: If you want to add trumpet and/or trombone for a full horn section, we can do that!
  • Smaller group option: If your venue doesn't allow bands of a large size, our core group is a quartet (without sax and keyboard) and can perform at a discounted rate. Acoustic duo/trios are also possible.

We take care of emceeing the event and can learn songs with advance notice! Please contact us if you have more questions! We'd love to play for you!

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Frequently asked questions

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

$2,000 - $5,000

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

$2,000 - $5,000

Which of the following are included in the price?

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

What is the price of your popular wedding package?

$3,200

Which of the following are included in the package?

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

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
Classic Rock
Country
Dance
Funk
Hip Hop
Motown
Oldies
Pop
R&B / Soul
Reggae
Rock

What music services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
MC
Reception Music
Music During Breaks
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Vocals
Liability Insurance
Willing to Travel

What items are available?

Lighting
Microphones
Sound/PA System
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Reviews of The Cooper River Band

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Katelyn S. Sent on 10/10/2022
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So Much Fun!

The Cooper River Band was amazing to work with. Easy booking process, open to new songs to learn before the event and really got the crowd going! We would hire them again in an instant!
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Amy M. Sent on 05/17/2022
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Excellent!

My husband and I are so happy we decided to go with Cooper River Band for our wedding. They not only sounded amazing but were super nice and accommodating the entire night, and all of our guests loved them!
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Amy E. Sent on 10/31/2021
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Fun and Fabulous!

The Cooper River Band played for our son鈥檚 wedding and they were absolutely AMAZING! Starting with my initial contact with David and throughout the process, he was always responsive, kind, and easy to work with. The musicians and singers are fantastic! They have an extensive play list with a broad range of songs. David even correctly pronounced every single name when he announced the bridal party!!! They made the reception a night we will never forget and guests were dancing to every single song! I would highly recommend them over and over again!!!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
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