Recommended by 100%
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Amber · Married on 01/12/2018
We attended a wedding years before our own where East Coast Band was the entertainment and we just couldn't get them out of our heads. So when it came time to plan our own wedding it was a no-brainer to book them. Hiring East Coast Band was 100% our best (and easiest) decision. Paul and his team are truly amazing and really made the whole process a breeze. Music sets the tone of the entire event and without East Coast, it just wouldn't have been the same. They worked with us to include all our special songs throughout the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception without a hitch. Our guests still have not stopped raving about how much fun they had and how amazing the band was. I work in the music industry and even my boss in attendance was in awe of how great of a show they put on. The band played to the crowd and got everyone out of their seats ALL night. If you want a night your guests will never forget, look no further! They are the real deal people!!! Thank you, Paul and East Coast Band for making our day everything we ever dreamed of!Sent on 05/23/2018
Tali R · Married on 09/14/2019
Gordon Dukes' band was the BEST!!!!
Gordon Dukes and his band were totally and completely INCREDIBLE!!!! They brought such amazing music, sound, positivity, exuberance, and joy to our wedding!!! The band really MADE the wedding!!! We still cannot get over how exceptional the band was!!! And we’re not the only ones -- our families and guests keep telling us (and they told us that day too) how insanely amazing the band was!! No one can believe it. People told us that they had the quality, sound, and performance of 18 bands combined. SEVERAL people told us that this was the best wedding band they had ever seen or heard -- and we totally agree!!! The dance floor was PACKED the entire night, and that was thanks to Gordon, the whole band, and their amazing talent. And on top of all of that, we had a very unique venue (ceremony on a mountaintop and potentially changing timelines and complicated backup rain plan for the ceremony/reception which impacted the change-over) and Gordon was so flexible and made it work seamlessly. Gordon was also such a pleasure to work with. We really cannot thank him enough or think of a better person to work with. Any time we had a question, he answered it promptly and thoroughly and often called us to discuss -- which was so helpful because he kept us calm and happy throughout the process, especially during times when I was nervous or stressed. We are so grateful for that. Gordon performed so well and his entire band was incredible! They really “read” the crowd and played the perfect arrangement -- song after song was ideal and kept the party going!!! They really live up to their name: The BEST Wedding Band -- ever!!! We really cannot recommend them enough!!!Sent on 09/18/2019
Tierney · Married on 08/23/2019
Jersey City Wedding 8/23/2019
This band is phenomenal and our wedding guests are STILL talking about them! The group is so impressive in person and honestly their website does not do them justice. We included Big Mike as one of our performers and could not have been happier with that choice, he is OUTSTANDING ! We also added strings and a jazz trio for ceremony and cocktail, so so happy with that decision. You can not go wrong with this group, the experience level and quality is so good! Just remember your guests always remember the quality of music and this band is hands down worth the price (which was complete fair!) They killed it!Sent on 08/31/2019
Paul Pettas · Married on 07/13/2019
Dancing all night long!
East Coast is THE BEST!!! They delivered 150% on our wedding night. Leading up to the wedding, Paul, Melissa and the rest of the team helped make all of our requests come true. Our walk in song and first dance song were PERFECT! Our dance floor was jam packed all night long. People were raving about the band from cocktail hour all the way until the after party. The members of the band are so talented. The soft music during dinner was so perfect and some of the band members even come around to the table while singing, which our guests LOVED! We can't thank East Coast enough for helping create the perfect party atmosphere for our wedding. The talent is amazing and you should definitely book them for your wedding!!! Check out their social media and go see them locally around Long Island and NYC. This is the best way to really see everything the band has to offer and all the talented and wonderful musicians that work for the band. We would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone getting married!Sent on 07/20/2019
Suzanne Schimatz · Married on 06/28/2019
We love East Coast!
Thank you to East Coast Band for making our wedding amazing. Our wedding was attended by people ranging from their 20s to their 80s....and everyone loved the music!!!!! "How did you find them?", "Best wedding band I've ever heard" and "Can we interrupt them to get their card" were among the top comments we got from our guests, and we had a packed dance floor from start to finish. On top of everything, Paul was instrumental in our entire wedding planning process, since we met him before we had even chosen a venue, and he gave us some very valuable advice, which ultimately helped us to select a venue that was perfect for us. East Coast gave us a wedding that our guests thought was wonderful..... And so did we!!! Thank you so much East Coast band for being such a crowd pleaser.....and for being such a pleasure to work with. Our wedding was perfect, and you'll still be seeing us at the Red Lion. =)Sent on 06/29/2019
Courtney · Married on 05/18/2019
AMAZING wedding band!
I highly recommend booking East Coast Band for your wedding! We used them for our wedding in May and they were unbelievable! SO much fun, the dance floor was packed all night long. We had so many people reach out to us after the wedding say how awesome they thought the band was! They were super easy to work with leading up to the wedding too which relieved a lot of stress off me. Go with East Coast band!Sent on 08/01/2019
Jessica Weiss · Married on 11/03/2018
Dance all night.
From start to finish Eastcoast Band was a pleasure to work with. Paul and Melissa were so helpful in the planning and setup for our wedding. When it came to showtime, they delivered. So many guests gave us feedback which consisted mostly of how “awesome” and “amazing” the band was. They had our guests dancing throughout the entire reception which was so important to us. I can’t thank them enough and would recommend them in a heartbeat.Sent on 11/13/2018
Beth · Married on 10/27/2018
Best Wedding Band EVER
East Coast was highly recommended to us and did not disappoint! Eartley & Amy vocals were AMAZING! Amy learned our wedding song and it was perfect. So many guests said it was the best band they've ever heard, people did not stop dancing the entire night! It was so helpful to go and see them play ahead a time at local venues. Kenny was so helpful, his musical knowledge was extensive, and he did a great job on the piano at the cocktail hour.Sent on 08/04/2019
Anna · Married on 09/15/2018
East Coast band MADE our wedding!
My husband I knew after watching East Coast Band at a show in downtown NYC that we needed them at our wedding, and they did not disappoint! Myself, my guests, and even my 90 year old grandpa barely left the dance floor during our wedding reception and were impressed that East Coast never lost steam throughout the evening- not only are their lead singers great but almost ever member in the band sings, which is unlikely many weddings we have attended. Many guests told us after the wedding that it was the best wedding band they ever heard! In addition, Tom was extremely responsive and easy to work with during the planning process, and was willing to get on several calls with me to work out details. If I ever need a band for an event in the future, East Coast is the first group I would call. Thank you again for making our wedding the best night of our lives!Sent on 10/29/2018
Jen E · Married on 09/08/2018
The BEST Wedding Band
Good luck booking EastCoast Band as all of our friends have been reaching out after hearing them at our wedding! The combination of Eartley, Melissa and Big Mike made for a truly incredible night. Paul was also super helpful and easy to work with. Book this band! No one ever left the dance floor during our whole party.Sent on 10/29/2018
Alyson · Married on 08/25/2018
I have to echo and reiterate many of the other reviews - almost every guest told us East Coast was the best wedding band ever and we couldn't agree more! Our dance floor was packed the whole night and they moved seamlessly from song to song and read the crowd perfectly. Melissa, Paul and the whole East Coast team is awesome to work with - really flexible and really listen to what your musical preferences are and what vibe you are trying to achieve. Early on, we identified music as one of the top priorities for our wedding and we couldn't have been happier with choosing East Coast Band.Sent on 09/12/2018
dorothy · Married on 08/11/2018
Hands down, the best.
We were referred to East Coast by a relative who works in the music industry. He referred to them as his ‘first and only choice’ for our wedding, and man was he right. We were planning our wedding completely ourselves and from start to finish Paul and Melissa were so accommodating and available to discuss our vision with. They guided us with song selection for our dances and even provided their valuable expertise when we were working on our timeline.Sent on 10/30/2018
We also had a lot of additional requests, including some lengthy travel involving a ferry, some specific lineup wishes, and a whole mess of new material for the band to learn – not to mention BOTH of our matron of honor and best man had contacted the band, unbeknownst to us, to work on their speeches involving queues and clips from the band. Paul and Melissa worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure everything was perfect and it really was…
As for the actual event, it’s hard to put into words the way things turned out. It was absolutely flawless. They quickly responded to some delays on the kitchen side by playing some soft jams during the salad service, and people were instantly jazzed up from that. They nailed our specific and kinda-off-center requests for bridal party intros and first dance, and they engaged the crowd in a way that just made the dance floor light up.
Technically, we can’t imagine there is a better band out there. They bring their own sound technicians, rhythm and bass were so tight, transitions were seamless, and everyone in the band can sing and sing well! (Special place in our hearts for the man, Showtime himself. You can sing anything!) Our crowd was a little rock, a little funk, a little hip-hop, and a lotta classic sing-a-long, and they catered to all of that and had even learned several of our ‘if you can’ requests and crushed them. We had a lot of musicians in our crowd and they were giving the thumbs up all night (or dancing themselves silly, or singing their hearts out…).
It’s been 3 months and we still get compliments about them, and our wedding in general – the flow, the energy, all of which were really thanks to this band. They carried us through the night, through so many emotions and brought it home with a tug on our heart strings. Thanks to them, we pulled out moves we didn’t know we had. Thanks for the smiles, laughs, sweat, tears, and mush!
Johnny · Married on 08/11/2018
The Pros of the pros
This band is all about attention to detail. Nothing is taken lightly and it shows in their performance. They are professional and personal in a way that really sets them apart, and boy do they put on a good show! We put a lot of personal care into our wedding, and they really made it all happen even better than we could have dreamed.Sent on 10/30/2018
Paul & Melissa – thank you so much for all your help and advice as we planned out our wedding. Your input was tremendous and I can only imagine how much work it took behind the scenes to pull off everything we asked for. You should be very proud of this group!
Tommy, Stevie B, Kenny Showtime, Jake, Jason, Barry, Soundman Jim – the voices of angels, the engines of rhythm, the fire of brass. Just an unbelievable and indisputable display of talent and precision. Thanks for doing what you do you!
Lauren · Married on 07/12/2018
Paul and Big Mike and the entire East Coast Band made our wedding a huge success!! All of our guests are talking about how they loved every set list. Paul, is responsive and professional during the planning process too which makes you feel like a top priority. He’s not shy when asked his opinion, he gives it and being that he’s been in the business and acclaimed his points really are insightful on how to keep the flow of your party going. If I were planning another event that needs a band, I would book East Coast immediately!!Sent on 07/17/2018
Eric · Married on 07/07/2018
I have attended 3 weddings where East Coast was the band (one of which my wife was also a guest at). At each party, people of all ages were on the dance floor from start to finish. Naturally, when my wife and I got engaged, we decided we wanted to go with East Coast based on their ability to keep a party going and play songs geared toward the crowd. From start to finish, East Coast was a pleasure to work with. Paul and his team were extremely accommodating. Melissa worked with us regarding the timeline of events at our wedding to ensure that all our requests were met and at the appropriate time. It is safe to say that East Coast knows what they are doing with regards to both the music and the event planning aspect, both of which are key when having a wedding. Our guests were on the dance floor from beginning to end, and our guests have been raving about the music for months after our wedding. It is safe to say that the members of East Coast are very musically talented, and very professional to work with. They managed to exceed our (already high) expectations. We cannot recommend them enough!Sent on 09/25/2018
Patricia · Married on 06/23/2018
Most amazing band!
East Coast Band is the most amazing band to make your wedding perfect!Sent on 04/12/2019
My daughter was married in June 2018, and we are still receiving compliments on how awesome the band was that night!
The dance floor was crowded the entire night, East Coast played non stop, blending song after song perfectly. Paul listened to our song requests and the band learned new songs just for us.
The entire band was extremely professional, versatile with the ability to play all genre of songs.
Eartley and Melissa are the perfect duet accompanied by the most talented band members.
East Coast is the band to make your wedding the best day ever!
East Coast Music & Entertainment's reply:Thanks Pat, it was our pleasure! I know I am speaking for the guys and Melissa by expressing how much we appreciate your support and offering thanks for your including us at Deanna and Aidan's wedding. Cheers! Paul
Emily · Married on 06/09/2018
The BEST part of my wedding
As a self-described "music snob" and control freak, this aspect of wedding planning was most important to me and made me the most anxious. It was very important to me to have specific songs playing during the ceremony, and the right mix of music during the party. Paul and the rest of the band completely understood what was important to me and went above and beyond my expectations. They were able to learn and perfectly arrange and execute the songs I chose for the ceremony and first dance, and threw hands down the best party/concert ever! So many people made sure to tell me after the wedding that it was the best wedding band they ever saw. The band even allowed my dad and his friends to spontaneously join them onstage to perform Clapton's "Cocaine". At the end of the night the guests were chanting "one more song!" no one wanted the band to stop playing! East Coast Band was the BEST part of my wedding, I can't recommend them enough!Sent on 10/29/2018
Elena · Married on 05/25/2018
The biggest compliment we received on our May 25th, 2018 wedding was - East Coast Band was amazing! We absolutely loved having East Coast Band at our wedding - we gave them some suggestions but mainly told them to play to the crowd and they did just that. The dance floor was packed all night and the band was so talented. We still get inquiries about our band from wedding guests 5 months later. They definitely left an impression and set the tone for an amazing night!Sent on 10/11/2018
Michael B · Married on 05/12/2018
The East Coast Band is incredible and helped make our wedding the celebration of a lifetime! All the guests were so impressed and the dance floor was packed. Professional, engaging and accommodating, we highly recommend them!Sent on 10/22/2018
Ariel · Married on 03/25/2018
East Coast Entertainment was hands down the best part of our wedding. Our guests are still telling us that they have never heard a band as good as them. Big Mike was phenomenal-- literally his voice is unreal. The other vocalist had such a gorgeous voice, the saxophonist was out of this world, every musician was just phenomenal. I am a musician and a lot of guests were, and they were just blown away by the professional quality of the sound. Having an amazing band was my #1 priority and I could not have been more happy-- they completely exceeded my expectations. Paul was so easy to communicate with and worked with all our requests-- they brought in an Israeli singer for the Jewish portion (which was the best horah ever!) and had such beautiful combos for the ceremony and the cocktail hour. I could go on and on about how amazing they were. Seriously-- do not look any further, east coast entertainment should be your wedding band! I would recommend them to everyone.Sent on 05/09/2018
Katy · Married on 03/24/2018
We cannot recommend the East Coast Band enough! We received countless compliments after they played our wedding, and every single one of them was deserved. This band is tight, talented, and experienced, and they feature an array of vocalists and instrumentation to match the tone of whatever song they play.Sent on 04/04/2018
Paul, our contact person, was helpful, direct, and insightful when it came to the finer points of adding musical accompaniment to one of the most important days of our lives, and the entire experience was seamless. These guys are incredibly accommodating with requests (our recessional was Hooked on a Feeling with flute on the melody), and most importantly, they keep people dancing all night long.
We are incredibly thankful to have chosen them for our special day. Do yourself a favor and book them for yours.
Cassie · Married on 10/14/2017
I booked East Coast Band based on a recommendation from my cousin who attended a wedding that they played at. She said everyone at the wedding was on their feet the entire time and I knew that was exactly what I wanted. And it was exactly what we got! People are still asking me who they were and how I found them because they had such a great time. Our first dance songs were very old school 70's tunes and Paul hooked it up. He even called me a couple days before the wedding to let me know they added someone to the band that would make our specific songs sound super authentic. Big Mike was also awesome getting everyone on their feet. Honestly, they all sounded amazing. My husband and I never left the dance floor and I had a huge smile on my face the entire night. They played oldies music like I had requested but also knew exactly when to turn it up. I would recommend this band to anyone who wants the entire room on their feet at once! Thank you to Melissa, too, for helping me plan everything - even a surprise song for my husband. You guys are great, thanks again!!Sent on 10/30/2017
Steven · Married on 10/14/2017
Hands down the most amazing wedding band out there. The dance floor was packed from start to finish and people are still calling me asking who the band was and how they can get them. The owner of the venue even asked them to play for his company's holiday party. Would recommend 100%. Thanks East Coast band for a memorable night!Sent on 10/30/2017
Kathryn · Married on 10/07/2017
After my mother-in-law raved about a band she saw at a wedding, we decided to see what all the “hype” was about, and hear East Coast Band play at Yonkers Raceway. Well, it only took one viewing to realize how phenomenal this band was. Not only did they have the crowd engaged and dancing, but the musicians, and singers kept the energy alive the entire night. My husband and I were hooked, and decided to book them for our wedding on 10.7.17.Sent on 10/28/2017
All I have to say is East Coast Band MADE our wedding day spectacular. Every guest was on the dance floor and our guests are still RAVING about our band, and asking how we found them. My fiancé and I had the BEST day ever, thanks to East Coast Band. If you are looking for a band, you will NOT be let down. They were everything we hoped for and more! A HUGE thank you to the East Coast Band and Tom Zano for making our wedding an unforgettable experience that we will cherish forever.
Alexis · Married on 09/23/2017
The East Coast Band played our wedding on Shelter Island - they were an absolute hit!! Melissa, Fred, Joe, and the whole gang had great energy. Each song they played was a bigger hit on the dance floor than the one before, as evidenced by our guests dancing all night long. We couldn't possibly be more pleased.Sent on 11/01/2017
It's been more than a month since our wedding, and our guests are still raving about the band!!