Recommended by 98%
Jenny · Married on 05/26/2018
Bud Maltin and the band went ABOVE and beyond for our wedding day. Not only were they incredible day of, but were seriously such a pleasure to work with. We met with many bands prior to finding Bud Maltin, none of which came close by comparison. The GM, Bill Galbo, was also such a pleasure to work with - super responsive, and never made us feel as though we were asking too many questions (even though we knew we were!). Our guests are still complimenting the band, which is exactly what you want to hear after your special day :) . We highly recommend the Bud Maltin Band.
Adrienne · Married on 08/31/2018
We met with Bud after getting a recommendation from a friend who attended a wedding they played at, and boy are we glad we did!! Bud and his band were AMAZING. There really are no words. They were so easy to work with up until the wedding and were able to accommodate various requests that we had. They even worked with my husband to plan him bringing his guitar to play a song for me at the wedding. Bud even tuned it up for him that day and everything! Everyone we spoke to that night was in love with the band and commented on how amazing they are. Everyone was up on the dance floor all night long, from the time of our first dances until the last song, the dance floor was never empty. Bud and his band made our night so much more special than it already was. They also played our ceremony music beautifully and as soon as they started to play, I began to tear up. The musician who played during our cocktail hour did an amazing job as well. The music never stopped and neither did the dancing. They also do an incredible hora, and my husband's non-Jewish family keeps commenting that it was the most fun they've ever had at a wedding and loved doing the hora! I can't thank Bud and his band enough for making our wedding so amazing and would absolutely recommend them to anyone having a wedding or other event. My husband and I keep saying that we can't wait until our next big event so we can use them again!!
Jess · Married on 08/18/2018
We (and all of our guests) thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of our wedding. From the church, through the venue, everything was fantastic. And, Bud and the band were the cherry on top of a wonderful wedding. We knew from the first time we heard their online demos, we wanted the band. Once we heard them in person at a showcase, we were sold! Everyone at our wedding loved the band -- they keyed into the crowd to play songs everyone was into, kept the party going all night, and they are all so TALENTED! The whole band made our wedding better, and we couldn't be happier with our choice to hire them. Highly recommend!
Solie · Married on 06/28/2018
We hired Bud Maltin Metropolitan Music to provide our music for our wedding and it was the best decision ever! Music was so important to us because it sets the whole vibe and I wanted to make sure it was going to be perfect and it was! Bill Galbo was so great during the whole process and making sure we had the right DJ for our wedding. It was a pleasure working with this company and our DJ Danny was awesome!! People are still complimenting us till this day!!
Manny · Married on 06/23/2018
My daughter was married this past weekend (June 23rd, 2018) and my wife were still celebrating the newlywed’s company for several days afterwards.
Now that its back to reality time we wanted to share how amazing Bud Maltin and Bud Maltin Metropolitan Music were to work with throughout the entire planning process up to and including the wedding celebration. The band was incredible. Our guests did not stop asking "where did you find the band?"- and a number of professional musicians at the affair commented that the band's musicians were exceptional. The horns, guitars, keyboards, drums and vocals were phenomenal. The band played all types of music and had an incredible young singer entertain our guests during mealtime. All through the night as soon as the band started playing the dance floor became packed. The dance floor was never empty- it was awesome to watch.
On a personal note Bud embraced lyrics I wrote for my daughter and put the words to music. It was evident as he put it “a total labor of love”. Only a special kind of person would devote the time and energy Bud and the band put into ensuring the music for my daughter’s song was perfect.
Thank you, Bud and the entire band, for helping make this special night a night we will all remember for many many years.
Felicia · Married on 06/23/2018
Bud and his band did a fantastic job! From start to finish they were professional an communicative. They answered all our questions. They did an amazing job and we could not have asked for a better band. The entire wedding was dancing the entire night away!
Julia · Married on 05/19/2018
Absolutely FANTASTIC band - our wedding guests were raving about them! We pretty much left the music up to them, with some small guidance on favorites/dislikes, and they really had a great feeling for the vibe of the party and kept everyone dancing. Plus, they were very easy to work with after we had to switch our wedding venue a month before the wedding! Highly recommend Bud and the band!
Ric · Married on 12/12/2017
Bud Maltin and his orchestra had everyone dancing non-stop. Professional and talented. Thanks Bud for the party!
Jackie · Married on 12/02/2017
Bud Maltin Music was absolutely PERFECT!!! Working with Bud over the phone was easy and he made the planning so much easier. Timmy and the band were incredible! Our wedding was 2 weeks ago and we are still hearing from our guests how AMAZING they were! They helped make our wedding day the best day ever!
Carly · Married on 10/28/2017
My husband and I heard Bud's band at a friend's wedding, and when it came time to plan our own, I remembered how great they were. Both Bud and Bill were wonderful to work with. Although we live in Manhattan and they're based in New Jersey, we were able to plan things over the phone, e-mail, and Skype. They were personable and professional. The night of the wedding, they were really great. My husband doesn't dance much, generally, but I saw him out on the dance floor quite a bit that night! Furthermore, when we had an unexpected medical emergency, Bud stopped the music and calmly informed people of the situation. When it was over (everyone was okay, thankfully!!), I didn't know how the night would start up again, but I needn't have worried. I would highly recommend them! Thank you so much, Bud and Bill!!!
Lindsay · Married on 10/14/2017
Choosing Bud Maltin Metropolitan Music to play at my wedding was the best decision I ever made (well, second to agreeing to marry my husband!). From our first conversation to the big day itself, Bud and Bill, the manager, were incredibly responsive, thoughtful, and professional. I had no stress working with them whatsoever! They brought the house down and our friends and family were raving! Several guests told us that Bud Maltin was the best wedding band they had ever heard - and we agree! With an extensive playlist and an insanely talented line up, Bud Maltin kept our guests on the dance floor all night. We had so much fun! I cannot recommend them highly enough!
Craig · Married on 10/08/2017
I have made and attended many events but cannot recall any band that approached Bud Maltin Music for its musical aptitude, ability to "light up the room" and get (and keep) the party going, and overall quality. Their level of professionalism is unparalleled. They were a pleasure to work with from the time of our first contact through the conclusion of our reception. You will not be disappointed!!!
Nanci · Married on 10/08/2017
Absolutely fabulous! WE WOULD HIRE THEM AGAIN IN A MINUTE! They were professionals right from the time of initial contact. They are gifted musicians who know how to get a party started and keep it going throughout the duration.
I can recommend without a moments hesitation.
Annie · Married on 09/16/2017
We selected Bud Maltin Music for our wedding reception and it was one of the best decisions we made for our event in July 2017. It was one of our top priorities to find the right DJ to ensure our guests would be on the dance floor all night. And that's exactly what happened!
We worked with Bill Galbo, who was an absolute pleasure from day one. He totally got the taste in music we were going for by asking the right questions from the get-go. He was accommodating, easy to work with and reliable. Also, he had a plethora of experience, so we relied on his expertise and suggestions. We knew we were in good hands with no stress at all.
As for the reception, Bill, and his colleague, AJ, made the nights go smoothly. Everything was times perfectly, thanks to him and his coordination with our venue. All the toasts, speeches, first dance and cake cutting flowed through the night. The best part is that Bill read the crowd well. As promised, he made sure everyone stayed on the dance floor and had a wonderful time.
We highly recommend Bill and Bud Maltin Music for your next event. They are the best in the business!
Jessie · Married on 09/16/2017
My husband and I recently got married at Tribeca Rooftop this September. Bud Maltin played at my brother-in-laws wedding and he was one of the very first vendors we called as we knew we wanted to use him for our wedding as well. The Bud Maltin team is extremely professional, accommodating and attentive. We met with Bud a few weeks before our wedding to review our song list and he was very honest about certain song choices -- either telling us they were must-plays or giving us a similar option that he thought would be more of a crowd pleaser, both were very much appreciated! My husband and I had also been practicing a choreographed first dance for weeks and I emphasized to the band prior that I wanted it to be played exactly as the cover version sounded that we had been practicing to. Bud blew me away by making our first dance sound just like that version, down to the second. We can't thank Bud and his band enough for making our wedding day so perfect. We have received so many compliments on the band following our wedding and we would highly recommend him!
Mike · Married on 08/19/2017
Fabulous band that created a real wedding party atmosphere from the dancing of the Hora to a rather drunken "New York New York" at the end of the evening. Thanks guys you were a lot of fun and made the evening.
Christie · Married on 07/29/2017
I HIGHLY recommend Bud Maltin Metropolitan Music to anyone in the NYC area ( and even abroad). Their level of professionalism, knowledge of music/ the venue space and talent are unparallelled. Our guests both near and far were comlimenting (and still are) the music played throughout the entire event. Anthony, Mark, Bill and Bud ALL over excedded our expectations are we're truly grateful that they were apart of our big day!
Jennifer · Married on 06/10/2017
So, when looking for a band for my wedding we were having a lot of difficulty finding one that sounded great and had a good price point. Well, we got SUPER lucky with this band!! Not only did they sound fantastic they were not as expensive as some others. The guy I spoke to through out the entire wedding planning process (for the music part of course), was none other than Bud himself. He would email me and call me to help me out with some things as my wedding got closer and closer. I am probably the most difficult to work with because I'm so indecisive and picky as well as my husband lol. He was beyond patient with us and we got a million compliments throughout the night and even after the wedding was over. My wedding was on June 10, 2017 and it was the greatest night of my life. Glad I got a snap shot with Bud before the end of the night lol. Thank you guys so much for such a wonderful night! I won't ever forget it!
Nicole · Married on 06/10/2017
FABULOUS! From start to finish, Bill and his team were an absolute pleasure to work with. He listened to us, really understood the feeling we were trying to create and helped us figure out how best to do that with the music. From the types of instruments to the special song selections to the structure for the evening, Bill was always available to offer advice but was never pushy or overbearing. Amidst so many other moving pieces of the wedding planning process, we were so grateful for the professionalism, creativity and quality provided by Bill; we knew we were in good hands and had no worries going into the day; we couldn’t be happier with how everything came together.
We had an acoustic guitarist (Mark) for our ceremony and cocktail hour, and he was simply amazing! For the reception, we opted to have both musicians and DJ (keyboard, vocalist, guitar) for a mix of live and recorded favorites, and it was a blast! The entire team was so talented, and our guests loved the combination. Bill even found moments to get in a few songs that were meaningful to us but didn’t quite work for special songs, which was a really nice personal touch. All in all, the music was one of the highlights of the evening, and we would HIGHLY recommend!
Alexandra · Married on 04/08/2017
I can't find the words to truly express how impressed, happy, excited, beyond pleased I am with how you all performed at my wedding on April 8th. Everything was flawless and you made me feel so relaxed and confident as a bride to just let you run the show because you know EXACTLY what to do. You guys nailed it. Everyone (two weeks later) is still raving about THE BAND! It was the most magical night for us and I am so thankful for all of your talents. Everyone single one of you were spectacular and beyond gifted!
Michael · Married on 04/08/2017
We were so pleased with the performance of Bud and his band. They were so easy to work with and seemed to truly care about our big day in all the meetings leading up to the wedding. They had everyone up dancing the entire night which is exactly what we wanted and they made sure we had the best time. We would highly recommend them.
Yvonette · Married on 01/16/2017
I met Bud/Bill at a wedding showcase. I had always envisioned having a band at my wedding but after doing some research, I quickly realized that a band was way out of my budget. Bill followed up with me after the showcase and I liked that. So even though I was discouraged by the pricing I was finding, I decided to respond to Bill to see what their packages were like.
Bud & Bill were so responsive - they're like a great tag team duo. After understanding my needs and my budget, they really tried to accommodate me as best as possible. They gave me a DJ/Live Combo and a great price. I was thrilled! Before booking, I checked them out on wedding wire and their reviews were all so amazing. I don't think I saw 1 bad review. That sealed the deal for me.
Throughout the process, they were so great! When I had my final chat with Bud, that's when I really felt so much more at ease with how my day/reception would go. I expressed some of my concerns and he really helped me to put everything into perspective and encouraged me to just relax and plan to enjoy the day.
I honestly don't remember much from the reception but as I look through the pictures, it was clear that the band kept the folks on the dance floor - which was really important to me. From the pictures and from what people have been telling me, the music was great and they really enjoyed themselves.
I was really at ease knowing that Bud/Bill and the team had everything under control and I just went with the flow. My matron of honor also noted that the band played until the very end even though many people had started to depart a little before it was actually over - that speaks volumes about their work ethic and I'm really happy that I chose this band to be apart of my day.
By far, one of my BEST vendors!
Andrea · Married on 12/10/2016
Bill Galbo of Metropolitan music worked with my husband and I for our wedding, and we could not have had a better experience! Bill was personable, professional and flexible to work with as the wedding approached. He met with my husband and I near our work to discuss the wedding and preparations. We collaborated on music preferences by sharing a Spotify playlist and filling out an enquiry form he provided. He also took the time to create two special tracks for us: one was a slowed down version of Love Me Now for our first dance and the other was a mix of three songs for my dad and I so that we could dance to Thriller during the father daughter dance. When I explained what my dad and I wanted to do, he really nailed it by cutting a track just for us! Working with Bill was a pleasure and easy.
At the wedding Bill and his musicians played live music during dinner and did a DJ band combo for the dancing part of the reception after dinner. They were fantastic and talented! My husband's favorite was their Billy Joel. Our guests gave us so many compliments on th music! Perhaps most importantly they really knew how to read the room to keep people on the dance floor. They played one great song after another and managed to reflect our music tastes. Our wedding was amazingly fun, and they helped keep the spirit of the evening in full swing. We would recommend them over and over again. You really can't go wrong with Bill and the crew from Metropolitan Music!
Blake · Married on 11/26/2016
What can we say about Bud Maltin Metropolitan Music expect for, WOW!! Bud has been a part of my life since he played at my oldest sister's wedding 12 years ago! Since then he has rocked the dance floor at my middle sister's wedding 7 years ago and then made my wedding day the most magical night this past Saturday. We absolutely love Bud Maltin! He has become a part of our family. This band is one of a kind and we are so lucky to of had them a part of all of our families special events. My family and I recommend him highly and know that it's not a party without Bud Maltin Metropolitan Music!
Jack · Married on 10/22/2016
Bud and his band turned it out so hard for our wedding. From our first meeting where we watched the band practice, we were confident that they would be a huge hit on our big day. And they most certainly were. Every single guest was raving about our music at the Sunday brunch, from the songs that captured our personal music taste to the overall energy- they were all that we could have ever hoped for. My husband, who has played music since he was a child, was extremely picky about who we worked with and not even he was disappointed. In fact, he said it was his favorite part about our wedding too.
Bud was a dream to work with and kept in touch with us, helping us plan every element, even while he was super sick just a few weeks before the wedding. He also helped my husband coordinate to play a song, which was definitely a highlight of the evening.
I have nothing but positive things to say about our experience with Bud Maltin & his band. So grateful to have had such an amazing experience!