We have bands locally in Toronto ON, Vancouver BC and Calgary AB - and are available for travel anywhere in the world!
Having a live band is a must if you want your party to be a party, but it needs to be the right live band. We won't rail at you for several paragraphs with the same words everyone uses like dynamic, energetic, engaging, polished and infectious - though all would apply. The point is simply that this band is made up of extremely talented and experienced musicians, and the sets were crafted for the sole purpose of packing a dance floor, while avoiding entirely the typical cover band cheese. With a repertoire covering ground from Aretha to Iggy Azalea, Queen to Kanye to and literally everything in between, SideOne will customize the set to appeal to your guests and at no point will there be any YMCA-ing, promise. SideOne is about the music, and the audience, and will rock your event for a price that won't make you gag.
Recommended by 100% of couples
Cameron · Married on 11/05/2011
Side One provided the entertainment for my wedding, and everyone agreed that they were the most memorable part of the wedding.Sent on 04/02/2012
We gave them total control of the song list, as well as a rough sketch of the type of people coming to the wedding. There wasn't a single song the entire night that didn't have half of our guests on the floor dancing.
If you're undecided, do what we did and check them out at one of their many free casino or wedding show performances. Watching the wide spectrum of people they appealed to is what sealed it for us. For anyone considering a band, you can't go wrong with Side One. They were an absolute pleasure to work with, completely professional, and exceeded all of our expectations.
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User7259488 · 2+ years ago
Side One was amazing!! We used Side One during our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. Everyone at our wedding was on the dance floor all night and had an amazing time. They played a variety of hits that appealed to our wide range of wedding guests. Our wedding wouldn't have been as much fun without them!Sent on 09/29/2016
Jeff · Married on 04/02/2016
It's not even really a question of whether or not we'd recommend Side One for a wedding. We absolutely would but more than that, if we had friends even considering a band, we'd badger them relentlessly until they booked Side One. There are three things that I just thought they did incredibly well.Sent on 04/15/2016
1) The playlist. Absolutely perfect for us. I like indie, my wife loves hip-hop and our guests' tastes varied even more. The band put together an unbelievable playlist that really suited our group.
2) The performance. Wow. We thought that we might have thrown them a bit of a curve ball with a tricky first dance song and we're wondering if they'd be able to pull it off. They did. And it was perfect. But there were just so many great moments throughout the night that we never would have imagined like when the female singer (sorry- don't have your name) raps the verse in No Diggity. Amazing!
3) The energy. Our wedding wasn't a large one (about 80 people) and we were worried that we might not be able to keep the dance floor full. Not a problem at all. There wasn't a single song that felt phoned in or like the band was just going through the motions and I've never seen our friends dance like they did that night.
Thank you again so much. You were one of the best decisions we made in planning our wedding. We wouldn't have changed a single note.
Jeff & Lena
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Bringing a FRESH new approach to the idea of a dance band. Talented musicians that are changing the game. XO
Wedding Tip: Hire this band and your party will instantly be awesome! Every time we photograph a wedding with Side One playing, the dance floor is always full of energy and a party to be remembered.
Always a party when Side-One is playing! Great talent, professional, and a wide variety of music for all groups.