Ripcord

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About Ripcord

Ripcord is comprised of Boston-based musicians who have played together in various cover, wedding and original bands over twelve years. This experience together enables the group to consistently deliver a perfect blend of hits from all genres; jazz standards, funk, R&B, soul, top 40, country, classic & modern rock… even that new indie tune you just heard on the radio. Ripcord's diversity is impressive; however, it'll likely be the remarkable accuracy, energy, and feel with which they perform that will blow you away.

Experience
This diverse band won WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice Award every year from 2012 to 2018. They also were named Boston’s Best Wedding Band in 2016 by the Improper Bostonian. Every time they perform they exude energy, emotion and accuracy.

Services Offered
This award-winning band offers configurations of various size, with the 8piece option being most popular. An 8piece would include female and male vocalists, guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, saxophone & trumpet; however, many opt to also add trombone or additional vocalists, as well. Their services include:

  • Ceremony
  • Cocktail hour
  • Reception
  • Learning new songs
  • MC
  • Music during breaks
  • Travel costs
  • Instrumentals
  • Vocals
  • Willing to travel


Other Services
In addition to providing music for your wedding, Ripcord will also provide the following:

  • Rehearsal dinner music
  • Karaoke
  • Lighting
  • Sound/PA system
  • Microphones


Areas Covered
Ripcord is located in Boston, Massachusetts, but they perform all over New England, as well as worldwide. Local areas include:

  • Western Massachusetts
  • Cape Cod
  • Martha’s Vineyard
  • Nantucket
  • Vermont
  • New Hampshire
  • Maine
  • Connecticut
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169 Reviews for Ripcord

Recommended by 99% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.9
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  • Bailey

    Bailey · Married on 02/16/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Absolutely blown away

    Ripcord absolutely exceeded every expectation we had, despite the high expectations their reputation gave us. Kevin was an incredibly flexible and responsive person to work with. He helped us pick all the little songs you don't think of when you're planning the wedding, like music for entering the reception, or during the bouquet toss. He offered to have the band learn and perform the songs for our parent dances even though we picked them only a few weeks before the wedding. And we were very happy with the price, even before hearing them play.

    Ananda and Jeremy have incredible instruments. Some wedding bands "sing" beyonce songs, but Ananda SANG them. Half my wife's bridal party are musical theater professionals, and they were in the front row all night in awe of Ananda and Jeremy's voices. They were also excellent at energizing our guests. Our nearly 200 guests ranged from late teens to octogenarians, and the dance floor was rarely less than half full the entire night. My grandmother became a late night sensation on the dance floor thanks to their energy and clever set-list. They took our suggested songs from their list and built something everyone enjoyed.

    I am not exaggerating when I say every other person made a point of telling me how impressed they were with the entire band. We decided to go with the 8 piece band, and the trumpet and sax were one of the best additions we could have asked for. Impressed doesn't begin to describe it. We had a tall renovated barn, so it could handle the amount of sound they put out without deafening people.

    Ananda and Kevin knew how to work the crowd. They were able to call people to the dance floor in respectful and effective ways. They emcee'd our party entrances, and the bouquet and whiskey box tosses. At one point, Ananda spotted my wife in the middle of the dance floor during "shout," and came out with a wireless mic, got the two of us in the middle of a circle of our guests, and had us help her out with a few call and response lyrics. At the end of the night, during an encore of "stand by me," our guests started making a big circle, swaying arm in arm. Ananda and Jeremy went with it, got us into the middle and had our guests sing the chorus to us. They just amplified all the love of our family and friends in the best way.

    Finally, they let one of our close friends sing with them for our first dance as his wedding gift to us. No rehearsal, just got the key and went for it. It was incredibly special for us, and a real moment of professionalism and class that we appreciated so much. Kevin, Ananda, Jeremy, and the rest of Ripcord made our wedding even more special than we thought it could ever be.

    Sent on 02/18/2019
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    Valery · Married on 08/11/2018

    5.0
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    Great Band!

    We had an amazing experience working with Ripcord! We had Monica & Ricky perform at our August wedding in Newport, RI and we would highly recommend them! From the very beginning, Ripcord was super easy to work with. Kevin is very responsive and works with you to make sure that everything is seamless on the day of. We had a noise restriction at our venue and were originally very concerned that we would not be able to have amplified music. Kevin worked with us and the venue to find a solution that everyone would be happy with, and on the day of there were absolutely no issues. Monica and Ricky are truly talented and did a fantastic job of keeping everyone engaged and on the dance floor. We were thrilled with Ripcord and would highly recommend them to anyone planning a wedding!

    Sent on 11/02/2018

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

Ripcord FAQ

  • Which of the following are included in the price? Ceremony Music, Learning New Songs, Lighting, MC, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Sound/PA System, Travel Expenses
  • Which of the following are included in the package? Ceremony 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)? 7+
  • What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play? Acoustic, Big Band, Blues, Caribbean, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, International, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B / Soul, Reggae, Rock, Swing
  • What music services do you provide? Instrumentals, Ceremony Music, Karaoke Services, 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

Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements

  • Sky Meadow Country Club
    Sky Meadow Country Club Country Club Weddings

    Ripcord has been at Sky meadow many times! They are a great band, you will not be disappointed..

  • Sherwood Photography
    Sherwood Photography Wedding Photographers

    AMAZING BAND

  • Eutopia Events
    Eutopia Events Wedding Planners

    Ripcord has to be the best band we have worked with at a wedding ever! They keep everyone on their feet, young and old, dancing and singing. Their personality is contagious, and it shows through their music. From the 70s to Black Eyed Peas, they know how to keep a crowd moving!

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  • Boston Boston, MA, 02114 See on map
    617-765-0238 (Phone number)

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