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The Cool Rulers

Brooklyn, New York View map

About

The Cool Rulers are a young, professional, world class dance band based in Brooklyn, NY and Los Angeles, CA specializing in Motown, Soul, Funk, Disco and more. We think our video and reviews speak for themselves :) We are real friends with real musical chemistry and an organic energy who have a true passion for the songs that we play. We bring that energy every time we perform. We cater to clients who want an alternative to the typical flashy top-40 event bands.

Members of The Cool Rulers have played in dozens of other bands, including world-renowned artists such as Beyonce, Lauryn Hill, TV on the Radio, Vampire Weekend, Antibalas, Easy Star All Stars, Fun, Bleachers, and so many more. So give us a shout if you want the Cool Rulers at your party!

Frequently Asked Questions

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

$8,000 - $11,000

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

$8,000 - $11,000

Which of the following are included in the price?

Learning New Songs
MC
Music During Breaks
Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

Which of the following are included in the package?

Learning New Songs
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

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?

Funk
Jazz
Motown
Oldies
R&B / Soul
Top 40

What music services do you provide?

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

What items are available?

Lighting
Microphones
Sound/PA System

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    Jacqueline R. Married on 05/28/2022
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    Blew us all away.

    Stop reading this review and just go hire The Cool Rulers. They performed at our wedding at The Wythe Hotel and blew us all away. All we heard all night was "WHERE DID YOU FIND THIS BAND? THIS BAND IS AMAZING." And they really are. We worked with Charles in the months leading up to the event, and he was kind, responsive, and organized. He took all of our ideas and preferences and crafted an unbelievable set list that had us saying "this is my favorite song!" at nearly every tune. He also worked with us to make it possible for me to perform my own jazz song with the band, which was a dream come true. The next time we have an event and need to hire a band it WILL be The Cool Rulers.
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    Julia M. Married on 10/16/2021
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    The Cool Rulers -- California Love!

    After more than 2 years of COVID party planning and replanning, The Cool Rulers helped us pull off an IRL wedding at long last!

    Charles assembled an absolutely excellent group of musicians and setlist for a Bay Area iteration of the band, and helped us with moral (and emotional!) support along the way. We loved it all, and spent the evening out on the dance floor for every minute of the live sets.

    The Cool Rulers really brought a special energy to the evening and our friends and family were delighted to be together and in the presence of live music after so many months without. Top tier musicians, great set lists, professional and easy to work with – 1000% worth the investment.
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    David R. Married on 07/01/2021
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    Best Wedding Band In The Known World

    The Cool Rulers made our wedding. They were the absolute best bad we've ever heard at a wedding and our guests were bummed when the wedding ended. We would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a real party at their wedding.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner

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Fort Greene Brooklyn, New York, 11217
3474603449
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