The Bob Charest Band

The Bob Charest Band

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About The Bob Charest Band

The soundtrack to your perfect event!

Experts at reading your crowd and ready to rock the party, The Bob Charest Band features three lead singers with outstanding vocal power.  A diverse and extensive songlist allows us to choose the right tune at the right time, assuring that all musical tastes are acknowledged.

The personal connection with our clients is reflected in the unique success of every celebration.  Dynamic and versatile, the Bob Charest Band brings the right blend of sophistication and fun to your reception or party - We’re the soundtrack to your perfect event!


Categories: Wedding Band

Regions serviced: Portland

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We couldn't be happier with our experience with the Bob Charest Band! From the very start, Bob and Cindy were so professional and really made sure the entertainment was going to make the wedding everything we hoped for. Prior to the day, they had us over for apps and drinks to discuss all the details, genre and song preferences, day of timeline, etc. They truly made us feel comfortable and taken care of. Bob did recorded music for both our ceremony and cocktail which worked out awesome, we were able to send them some music we owned and loved to be played during that time.

Once the band took the stage for the reception, everything went perfect! They said they were going to take a break about every hour, but I honestly don't remember them taking any breaks after they're first one when they ate dinner. They were amazing, sounded awesome and really entertained all our guests. One of my bridesmaids was even able to join them on stage to sing which was a truly unique and great experience we won't forget!

I couldn't recommend the BCB more, they were key to helping us have an amazing and memorable night! Thank you so much!!!!

Profile Picture Patty, 6/2/18, 5 Reviews
Category: Band
Services Used: Sound/PA System, Cocktail Hour, MC, Music During Breaks, Reception, Vocals, Willing to Travel

Hands down the best wedding band in Maine and probably all of New England (and beyond, for that matter...). Everyone in the band is a complete pro and there’s no song or genre that they can’t crush. From our first meeting at with Bob, Cindy, and crew over dinner at the Charest household right up until he last song of the wedding, it was a complete pleasure working with them. There are a lot of good musicians out there, but no band will work harder to make your wedding perfect. Long story short: if you are lucky and they aren’t already booked for your wedding date, do yourself a favor and IMMEADIATELY contact them and book them. I will guarantee they will exceed your expectations and you’ll be glad you got them before someone else did!

(And for reference, Bob ran the music and audio for our ceremony, the recorded music for cocktail hour, then the introductions and the recorded music for dinner. So the price below covered all that and the PERFECT 4 hour dance party thereafter...)

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Profile Picture Chris, 10/14/17, 2 Reviews
Category: Band, Ceremony Music

This band was THE BEST. We actually ended up booking them before we booked our venue because of the amazing reviews, the great videos we saw online, and some personal recommendations from a co-worker who had used them. Not only were they SUPER accommodating, but they were so friendly and entertaining. LITERALLY everyone commented on how it was the best band they had ever seen. Some of my favorite things: First, my best friend and bridesmaid is a very talented singer/songwriter and for the longest time we had a pact that she would sing at my wedding. She sang Future Days by Pearl Jam on the piano and transitioned perfectly (with the band joining in) to L-O-V-E by Nat King Cole for the whole audience to join in. The band was so excited to work with her and make sure she felt comfortable and well-backed up. Second, they cooked us a feast. No seriously, we were in Maine for a weekend and Bob and Cindy invited us to their house with a few of the other band members. We ate a ton, drank so many bottles of wine and somewhere in there managed to talk through the entire vibe of the wedding (music is really important to us, so we definitely had strong opinions on what to play and when). The band was so excited to collaborate and accommodating. I left not being 100% sure if we had chatted about logistics or made several new best friends. Needless to say, when the day came, they were FLAWLESS. Third, the band just rocks. The fact that they're so big means they can really achieve a lot of different sounds - you can get the old school Frank Sinatra/ Bobby Darin that's perfect for dinner time, the momentum building "transition" music as I call it with great classics that both the old and young can get behind like Jesse's Girl, Love Shack, Lose your Love Tonight, Livin' on a Prayer and finally the floor-pounding/face-melting/sweating your dress off tunes like Macklemore (Can't hold us), Ke$ha (Tic Toc), and Jay-Z/Beyonce (Crazy in Love). So epic. Book this band now.

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Profile Picture Daniella, 9/23/17, 1 Review
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The Bob Charest Band Pricing

Reception Price Range (4 hours)
Peak Season:
$5000 - $8000
Off-Peak Season:
$5000 - $8000
Price Range Includes:
Music During Breaks
Sound/PA System
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Package Includes:
Music During Breaks
Sound/PA System

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Professional Network & Endorsements

Bob & Cindy are consummate professionals with loads of talent and experience to boot! We love our wedding music colleagues and recommend them without hesitation.

Cindy and Bob Charest are amazing! I have had the pleasure to photograph weddings where they provide the music on more than one occasion. The energy they bring is electric. No one sits - we all dance. The sound is immense, and the covers extremely well done. Nothing is cheesy. They are good people, too. You will be well cared for before, during, and after your day. I highly recommend them.

The Bob Charest Band is one of the premier wedding bands in Maine and if you are looking for a band that will have the dance floor packed for your entire reception, then they are your best choice. The atmosphere they create with their impressive stage setup, lighting and exceptionally talented musicians brings their audience out of their chairs and onto the dance floor. Bob and Cindy are very accommodating and easy to work with. I highly recommend their services!

Best band in Maine! Looking for a great time. Look no more. This band can read a crowl like no one else. Not only are they talented, but Bob and Cindy are going to make you feel like family!

As a photographer.... I have photographed numerous weddings and have to say it's always a pleasure working with the Bob Charest Band!! They are one of the only bands I promote and hope to work with more often.... They are very talented, know how to keep the party going and are very professional. Every wedding I have photographed and the Bob Charest Band was the entertainment... The bride and groom always tell me how awesome they were and how their guests loved them as well !! If you plan on having a live band for any function.... Make sure to check out the bob Charest Band!! You'll thank me later!!


Westbrook, ME 04092   See On Map
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