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The Exceptions is a wedding band based in Philadephia, Pennsylvania. This team of skilled musicians has decades of experience under their belts and has performed at thousands of weddings over the years. With their instruments ranging from guitars to trumpets to saxophones, they know how to give their clients a versatile sound and upbeat energy. From your first dance to your last, The Exceptions will be ready to give your guests a fun time on the dance floor.

Services Offered

The Exceptions are happy to travel to venues throughout the tri-state area. They have an extensive list of songs in their repertoire, with genres including R&B, pop, and classic rock, and will customize your setlist to create the atmosphere you want. They will arrive at your venue with their instruments and high-quality sound equipment, ensuring that each note they play fills your event space.

Frequently asked questions

Which of the following are included in the price?

Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

Are you an agency or a band?


How many musicians are in your band(s)?


What music services do you provide?

Learning New Songs
Reception Music
Music During Breaks
Liability Insurance
Willing to Travel

What items are available?

Sound/PA System
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Reviews of The Exceptions

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Christina L. Sent on 11/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Band/MC

I am so happy we chose the exceptions for our wedding. We had bill as our DJ/ MC. The exceptions and Bill were amazing. They made the night! When you are at a wedding, the band can make or break the night. The exceptions/ Bill MADE the night. They are so lively! The sax and trumpet players come out into the the audience and get the crowd going. I have been to many wedding, when they have an an awesome band, but when the band takes a break, the wedding is like boring. That was NOT the case. Bill made sure to keep the party going. The other thing, I asked Bill or the exceptions for a song and they played it immediately which was nice as the bride! I am so happy we chose the exceptions and bill for our day! The other thing was the sound was perfect! The band comes with sound personnel which is also such a win! If you want a lovely, lively, and fun band, look no further!
Rebecca Sent on 06/11/2015
5 out of 5 rating
The Exceptions are IT. Our guests had the time of their lives at our wedding thanks to this lively, talented, passionate band. The Exceptions are a 10-piece band that will play anything from 60s classics to modern pop... and country! They are, truly, a remarkable group and I highly recommend this band to anyone looking for classy, talented, entertainment.
Veronica Sent on 10/22/2012
5 out of 5 rating
If you want your guests to walk away from your wedding saying it was the best wedding they have ever been to then you need to book The Exceptions immediately! There is nothing like a live band at the wedding and let's face it what makes a good wedding: the venue & the entertainment. The moment I saw/heard The Exceptions at Harrah's in Atlantic City, I knew I had to have them at our wedding. They literally get everyone on the dance floor from 80 years old to teenagers and every age in between. I knew that they would make our wedding everything we had hoped for. I wanted the dance floor to be full the entire time and it truly was. Everyone told my husband & I that the band MADE the wedding & asked where in the world did I find the band. I tell everyone that it was meant to be that I found them because the minute I saw them, I knew they would play our wedding. Phil, who is the manager as well as a talented musician/singer in the band, was so great to deal with. We e-mailed back & forth & he always got back to me right away. I gave the band a list of songs that we loved & a list of songs that we didn't want played (which was very few since the band's playlist is incredible). They stuck to that list all night & even threw in songs that they knew were special to us (like Bruce Springsteen). The night couldn't of been more perfect & everyone said it was the best wedding they have ever been to because of the band. If you want everyone up on their feet begging for more, hire The Exceptions for your wedding!
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