The Freshmakers

San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94109 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Freshmakers

The Freshmakers are a high-energy wedding event band based out of San Francisco, California. They provide entertainment services to Lake Tahoe, Central Valley, Napa Valley, and The Bay Area. This band will create a customized set list for your wedding event, but they also are well versed in nostalgic tunes from the '80s, '90s, and 2000s. With an audio and visually driven show aimed at getting you on your feet, The Freshmakers love making memories by playing songs that everyone loves.

Services Offered

The Freshmakers play a wicked number for many types of events, but they also offer other professional services. They offer emcee services, DJ services to keep the party going after the band is done playing, a photobooth so that you can capture fun memories, and jazz themed cocktail hours. Lots of their services are a la carte, so you can design a custom package to fit your needs. Other services offered include:

  • Cocktail hour and reception music
  • Lighting
  • Music during breaks
  • Sound/PA system
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The Freshmakers
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Our own little rodeo
Our own little rodeo
Let's go crazy
Let's go crazy
Our party travels!
Our party travels!
Side view of the band
Side view of the band
Harmonies!
Harmonies!
Slinging these guitar lines
Slinging these guitar lines
We get them going!
We get them going!
More jazz
More jazz
The crowd rocking
The crowd rocking
A little jazz
A little jazz
Reading charts
Reading charts
The boys
The boys
Raise your hand!
Raise your hand!
Nostalgic singing
Nostalgic singing
Fortnite with FM
Fortnite with FM
Stage lighting
Stage lighting
Meet Your Emcee!
Meet Your Emcee!
Rocking the crowd
Rocking the crowd
Custom Uplight Color
Custom Uplight Color
The band
The band
Keys and vocals
Keys and vocals
Enjoying a little Jazz
Enjoying a little Jazz
Rocking the ride cymbal!
Rocking the ride cymbal!
Classing up dinner!
Classing up dinner!
Blue uplighting
Blue uplighting
Band performance
Band performance
Custom Uplighting color
Custom Uplighting color
Getting the party started
Getting the party started
Our Bassist Eric
Our Bassist Eric
Our Keys specialist KC
Our Keys specialist KC
Sir Shredder Andrew
Sir Shredder Andrew
Our Drummer Travis kickin it
Our Drummer Travis kickin it
Outdoor Rockin'
Outdoor Rockin'
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The Freshmakers
Your future wedding band
Your future wedding band

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9 Reviews for The Freshmakers

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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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    Jess Carter · Married on 09/12/2020

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    What a Kick Ass Band!!!!!

    If you’re thinking of hiring a band then don’t look any further...seriously. These guys ROCK!!!!! They play such an arrangement of different genres everyone at your party will love them. We’ve seen them multiple times in the past at different venues so when it came time to hire a band for my brothers birthday party there was no question. Eric communicated great with timely responses and no issues. Five starts across the board! These guys are simply bad ass!!!

    Sent on 09/18/2020
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    Richard Dorsey · Married on 07/13/2019

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    Book'em!!!

    Where do I begin? And before I do, you should already be booking this band! Go ahead, I'll wait.

    While (frustratingly) trying to communicate with various bands, my then fiancee and I came across The Freshmakers on Wedding Wire. Ironically, the band happened to be performing a gig several hours away from us the next evening. After reaching out to the band leader, Eric, to see if our date was even a possibility, my fiancee and I agreed to make the trek to see them and say a quick hello in between sets the following night. The rainy, two and a half hour drive was more than well worth it! From the time we walked in the venue until the time we met with Eric in between sets and beyond, we didn't stop dancing. Not only did we not stop dancing, neither did anyone else, no matter the ethnicity or music tastes.

    Speaking with Eric in between sets was like chatting with an old friend. We talked about a little bit of everything, the main topic being how to play to a crowd that included Jewish and African American families, East Coasters, West Coasters, baby boomers, and a ton of people mostly in their 30's and 40's. Not that the band's current set led us to believe it wasn't possible, Eric still broke down how a typical wedding day might work out hour by hour, from arrival and ceremony to cocktail hour through dinner and the reception. It was a good first discussion, and we continued to dance once that band resumed playing (in their colorful punk rock outfits...but don't let that fool you!).

    The Freshmakers consists of a five piece band. The same guys we saw at the venue when we first scouted them were the same guys that showed up at our wedding; no stand-ins or surprises. After all, you don't want to be surprised on your wedding day! They play just about every instrument imaginable, and although there are no female vocals, don't be fooled. Seriously, trust me on this one. Aiden, the lead vocalist hits all the notes from Beyonce to Chris Stapleton. All the guys take turns leading their individual specialties. These guys just gel well.

    So how about our wedding day? First, our wedding was for 125 people in Sonoma County (Ru's Farm) at a venue that had several indoor / outdoor areas for the band to navigate. They seamlessly pivoted from our ceremony area, to the cocktail / dinner area, and finally inside a rustic barn. We used them as both our MC and band. They also mic'd us up for the ceremony and coordinated with everyone that was designated to give a speech / toast. Absolutely seamless.

    Although my fiancee and I were late as all heck (week before!) getting the band the songs we wanted played during our wedding, Eric took everything in stride and advised us along the way. He actually helped calm my fiancee's nerves about this particular item we'd simply been procrastinating on. Thanks Eric! We all visited our venue a month beforehand and the advice remained the same. These guys aren't newbies, but at the same time, they're not grumpy guys who are simply over what they do because they've done it before. I think they had more fun than us!

    Okay, so again, the wedding! The Freshmakers absolutely killed it!! My great aunt who walks with two canes was on the dance floor, along with friends and family mostly in their 30's, 40's and 50's. We rocked out to every genre imaginable - Bruno Mars, Whitney Houston, Justin Timberlake, Aerosmith, Kanye, Maroon 5, Bon Jovi...you name it! The only reason we didn't dance to the Hava Nagila (Jewish traditional song) was due to a medical emergency that set things back a bit. Our MC really shined here because while navigating such an emergency, we still had to figure out how to get the party back on track once things were cleared. And, we did! Thanks Aiden!!

    Throughout the night, everyone was loving the music! Even a week later, people are still buzzing about our entertainment. And seriously, aside from the band's stellar performance, these guys are simply a pleasure to work with. They are beyond professional. The wedding focus was on my wife and I, but these guys still made their presence known in a give-and-take subtle manner. Compared to other bands we previously (tried) to talk to, these guys were not only reasonably priced, but responsive to all of our inquiries within 24-hours (not even!).

    If you're honestly still contemplating calling or working with this band, then you're missing out. That's not a sales pitch...this is real talk! My wife and I would make the exact same booking today if we had to do it all over again, which we don't intend to!

    To The Freshmakers, thank you!!! To those of you looking to have a wedding to remember, do yourself a favor and go with these guys. You won't regret it.

    Sent on 07/22/2019

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The Freshmakers FAQ

  • What is the average price for a wedding reception during peak season?
    $ 1,000 - $ 4,000
  • What is the average price for a wedding reception during off-peak season?
    $ 1,000 - $ 4,000
  • Which of the following are included in the price?
    Lighting
    MC
    Music During Breaks
    Reception Music
    Sound/PA System
  • What is the price of your popular wedding package?
    $ 4500.00
  • Which of the following are included in the package?
    Learning New Songs
    Lighting
    MC
    Music During Breaks
    Reception Music
    Sound/PA System
  • Are you an agency or a band?
    Band
  • How many musicians are in your band(s)?
    1 - 3
    4 - 6
    7+
  • What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?
    Dance
    Hip Hop
    Motown
    Oldies
    Pop
    R&B / Soul
    Rock
    Top 40
  • What music services do you provide?
    Instrumentals
    Ceremony Music
    Cocktail Hour Music
    MC
    Reception Music
    Music During Breaks
    Rehearsal Dinner Music
    Vocals
    Liability Insurance
    Willing to Travel
  • What items are available?
    Fog Machine
    Gobo Projector
    Lighting
    Microphones
    Sound/PA System

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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    10% discount for WeddingWire couples
    If you found us on WeddingWire we will give you a 10% discount on our services. Remember to show us your voucher when you come see us.

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