The Cool Rulers

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About The Cool Rulers

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!

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42 Reviews for The Cool Rulers

Recommended by 100% of couples


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

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  • David

    David R. · Getting married on 07/01/2021

    5.0
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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.

    Sent on 02/15/2020
  • Tom

    Tom G. · Married on 01/07/2020

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    Highly recommend

    My wife and I highly recommend The Cool Rulers for your wedding. Our dance floor was brimming from start to finish and our friends and guests are still raving about the band (as are we). They are a seriously talented group of musicians with a versatile playlist and the ability to read the room perfectly.

    They were accommodating with our song requests and even helped us play music through their speakers before the ceremony and during breaks.

    Our experience with the booking aspect was also great. Charles and Aaron are responsive, helpful and professional.

    We’re so grateful for the memory The Cool Rulers gave us!

    Sent on 12/17/2019
  • J

    Jake Z. · Married on 10/19/2019

    5.0
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    Hire them immediately

    To you recently-engageds looking for your wedding band: your search is over. Just hire The Cool Rulers.

    From our first phone call, when Charles explained the band’s background and we discovered a mutual love of Hailu Mergia, I knew this band would get what we were after: a great time, with a little something special and unusual. The band invited us and several couples to attend a practice set, which they absolutely blew through, and we hired them shortly afterwards. Working with the band was straightforward: Charles took point on communication, asking what we liked, helping us pick the right number of band members (we chose 8, which was perfect for our venue), and sending us a song list to mark our must-plays and don’t-plays. He also suggested an Afrobeat cocktail hour, a special talent of this band, which was so fun — we highly recommend this option!

    My wife and I wrote our own ceremony, including several weird music cues that the band nailed perfectly, even learning a song for our processional. Charles attended our venue walkthrough and rehearsal to practice these cues, even though the band had another gig that evening. And the band provided sound equipment for the ceremony itself, which worked flawlessly — unlike many weddings I have attended, in our ceremony, there were no microphone issues.

    When it was time to dance, the band absolutely destroyed their two sets. Many, many of our guests commented that this was the best band they’d ever heard, not just at a wedding but at any event, and asked for details to hire them. They also sounded fantastic, with great levels and control — they were never overpowering or too loud to hold a conversation, but they were energetic enough to keep everyone moving. In fact, one of my favorite memories of the whole day was being on the dance floor, looking to the dinner tables, and realizing that every single seat was empty. The Cool Rulers had every single guest on the floor, almost two hours into their performance! I’ve never seen this at a wedding, and I was so proud to have it happen at ours.

    The Cool Rulers live up to their name: they are very cool, and they do rule. Stop looking now, and hire this band.

    Sent on 02/12/2020

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The Cool Rulers FAQ

  • 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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