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The Cooper River Band

Mount Pleasant, SC View map
Rating 5.0 out of 5
42 reviews
$2,800 Most Popular Price

About

$2,800 Most Popular Price

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 almost 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!

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?

$2,800

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
Top 40

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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    Amy E. Married on 10/23/2021
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    Fun and Fabulous!

    The Cooper River Band played for our son’s 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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    Caitlin E. Married on 12/12/2020
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    Best Wedding Band Ever!

    Wow!!!!! There are not enough words to put into a review about this band! The Cooper River Band is professional, experienced and knows how to get a crowd dancing and singing! They performed at our wedding and we had so many compliments how great they were. David was easy to work with from the song selection to the reception setup. He is very detailed oriented and truly wants his clients to have a blast! They are versatile and can sing Bruno Mars to Garth Brooks to David Bowie. They even learned the song “Red Red Wine” and performed it in memory of my dad. It was a very sweet moment that my family and I will never forget. Thank you for the memorable moments and dancing!!!!
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    Erin Married on 11/16/2019
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    Everyone will be dancing

    Permanent Vacation was the best reception band I could have asked for. Having never heard them before, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was definitely NOT disappointed. We had so many people dancing who normally wouldn’t dance. So many compliments on the band after the fact. They remained flexible and were receptive to the last minute changes. Above all, they allowed all of the little nieces and nephews to sing and dance with them on stage.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

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1724 Babington Way Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464
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