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The Ward Eights

Boston, MA View map
Rating 5.0 out of 5
57 reviews
$6,500 Most Popular Price

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$6,500 Most Popular Price

The Ward Eights is a wedding band located in Boston, Massachusetts, specializing in showstopping funk, soul, and R&B with the talent for much more. With a three-piece horn section, guitar, bass, keyboards, and powerful mixed vocals, these nine friends deliver upbeat entertainment guaranteed to get every guest on their feet.

Services Offered

The Ward Eights offers custom music packages tailored to meet almost any budget and musical taste. Couples can avail of music for their reception, cocktail hour, as well as sophisticated jazz numbers to elevate their wedding dining experience. When it comes to genres this diverse band leaves no musical ground untouched and is always happy to take requests and add new songs to their repertoire. Performing across New England and New York, The Ward Eights provide a range of services including:

  • Instrumentals
  • Music during breaks
  • Dance floor lighting and uplights
  • Travel expenses
  • MC

Frequently Asked Questions

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
Lighting
MC
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

What is the price of your popular wedding package?

$6,500

Which of the following are included in the package?

Learning New Songs
MC
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?

Acoustic
Big Band
Blues
Classic Rock
Country
Dance
Folk
Funk
Hip Hop
Jazz
Latin
Motown
Oldies
Pop
Punk Rock
R&B / Soul
Reggae
Rock
Swing
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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    Heather G. Married on 09/12/2020
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    Amazing!

    The Ward Eights are insanely amazing!!! We can't give them enough stars! They played for our cocktail hour and reception at our wedding at Mountain Top Inn in Vermont in October 2021. They are such a talented band; each member with so much to offer individually but so great as a team!! They are so energetic and fun and know how to work a crowd to get them all to dance all night long!! So many of our guests during and after the event commented on how great they were! As the bride, I never left the dance floor! Song after song just got better and better! It was truly one of the best decisions we made for our wedding!! Dave was perfect...professional, fun, a pleasure to work with and just knows exactly what to do!!! We cannot recommend this band enough and it will certainly be one less thing to worry about for your wedding! Book them now! Best decision ever!!!!
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    Sarah W. Married on 08/22/2020
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    The Ward Eights are amazing!!!!

    The Ward Eights are UNBELIEVABLE! They played our August 2021 wedding on Cape Cod and we (along with our guests) were completely blown away! From start to finish they were a pleasure to work with. Leading up to the wedding, they were communicative, organized, and professional. After a quick conversation with Dave, he knew exactly the music and vibe we were going for and they absolutely nailed it. They handled the music/sound for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, and all were truly perfect. We had never heard them play before the wedding, and they sounded even better than we could have ever imagined. The entire band is ridiculously talented and also super fun, energetic, and friendly. We can’t even count the number of people who came up to us asking for their information (including the neighbors!!). Now we’re just hoping all our friends book The Ward Eights for their weddings so we can see them perform again!! Dave, Brandi, and the entire band -- thank you for an unforgettable night!!
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    Elizabeth Married on 09/14/2019
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    So good omg

    The Ward Eights were incredible! Truly among the best decisions we made for our wedding. Our guests danced all night and everyone raved about how much fun they were. We had the benefit of hearing them play the year before our wedding and knew that they would be incredible performers, but I was also so grateful for the professionalism of their process, their flexibility both on set choices and venue constraints, and Dave’s incredible talent as an MC! He handled everything so gracefully and easily that people thought he was a close family friend. I cannot recommend them highly enough — hire them!!! Do it!!!!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

Real Weddings

  • David & Jessica
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Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Bishop Farm Bishop Farm Barn & Farm Weddings

We always tell our staff that we are as good as our vendors. I truly believe we are all responsible for making a couple, family and friends have the best time of their lives. The Ward Eight did not disappoint. We LOVED working with them. Not only are they incredibly talented with two lead singers, male and female, (AWESOME) they are as equally professional and a blast to work with. Being a venue owner, many times we have to ask the band to make announcements which are never very exciting. Dave the lead singer cracked me up, he always made them fun! When a band can make my job easier it's a good night! I would love to have them back to Bishop Farm any time. They are a perfect fit for our venue.

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Boston, Massachusetts Boston, MA, 02124
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