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Sara Rotter · Married on 05/24/2020
The best of the best!
East Coast Band was not only amazing on the day of, but incredible to work with leading up to our wedding. Our main point of contact was Paul who is awesome! They were the first vendor that we booked for our original date--booked back in December of 2018 after hearing rave reviews from a family friend and then going to see them ourselves, we didn't even look or go to hear any other bands play.Sent on 09/29/2020
Our very large wedding was originally scheduled for May of 2020, but due to COVID-19 our plans had to change. When we reached out to East Coast about our new plans they were incredibly accommodating and worked with us on the date options we had with our venue to figure out which date would work best to get the same configuration we had originally settled on. After all of that replanning- we changed out plans AGAIN once we realized a 275 person wedding wasn't going to happen in November of 2020. So, with our third plan in place,- a much smaller, 45 person celebration- and with only 1 month notice we went back to Paul who was eager and excited to work with us on figuring out a new set up for the much smaller event.
Our crowd was particularly cautious given the pandemic, and our venue did not allow dancing- so we worked with Paul to figure out what would work for our long dinner party.
Fast forward to the day of the wedding and man did they deliver! Who knew a dinner party could be so much fun-- they absolutely NAILED our first dance song, took requests from the crowd and even let my husband's father play the guitar with them for a number of songs. They were great at keeping the crowd engaged, even at an unconventional wedding, and EVERYONE commented on how great they were. People were Impressed and had a great time, and we couldn't be more grateful and happy that we chose
East Coast Band to work with for our wedding. If you're looking for an awesome band who can adapt to any situation, are easy to work with, who very much LOVE what they do, are down to earth, and fun to be around--- seriously look no further
Brandie Frosch · Getting married on 02/09/2022
Hands down the best wedding band out there!
Could not have made a better pick choosing East Coast! I totally clicked with Paul when we first spoke and it felt like they were the perfect match for our wedding vibe. He was amazing to work with even through us needing to change our venue due to COVID and that was really reassuring. Then, when the big day arrived - they were completely amazing! So much energy and talent all on one stage - every one of our guests told us how amazing they were and it was evident that they could totally read our crowd when even all the 80+ year old guests were out dancing alongside our flower girl and the young members of our bridal party. I would not hesitate to book them again in a second! Thank you so much!!!Sent on 10/01/2020
Cassie Parker · Getting married on 04/09/2021
Best Wedding Band Ever
East Coast Band was as advertised, absolutely fantastic. They had everyone on the dance floor all night and many people came up to me after the wedding and said the band was the best they've ever seen. I'd say I was surprised but we booked them in part due to all of the glowing reviews we read about them saying the same thing.Sent on 10/28/2019
There are a couple things that really make them special. Firstly, they have enormous range. They are able to play Top 40s/R&B, Classic Rock, more modern rock (i.e. Green Day, Blink 182, Third Eye Blind, etc), and everything in between. Secondly, they are not separately managed by one of those management agencies that are on the front lines representing most wedding bands. What that means is that if you book these guys you will plan your music with Paul, who is in the band (and was awesome to work with), rather than a band manager who does not actually play in the band. It also means you're spending less because there's no middleman taking a cut.
Paul made it clear on Day 1 that he would work with us to understand the type of music we were looking for and give us the perfect music for us. We wanted our fair share of "regular wedding music" but we and our guests are generally more into rock and so Paul recommended adding Joe as an extra vocalist/guitarist and this guy totally hit it out of the park, especially with the classic rock. He even learned a pretty obscure song for us. I would highly recommend adding him. We could tell Paul is passionate about what he does and then were thrilled to see everyone in the band shared that passion. We're thrilled we booked East Coast!
Katie Graham · Married on 12/08/2020
UNBELIEVABLE BAND! Best wedding band we've ever seen or experienced, hands down. Great talent, variety, and energy as performers, and extremely communicative and easy to work with during the wedding planning process. We and our guests could not have been happier with them on our wedding night - truly took our wedding from great to exceptional. Thanks again!!Sent on 10/30/2019
Denise Dellacorte · Married on 11/11/2020
The East Coast Band Will Blow You Away!
The East Coast Band is phenomenal! We hired them for all four of our daughters’ weddings because of their amazing talent, dedication, versatility, reliability, and all-around fun! They are, hands down, the most talented band we have ever experienced. Paul was always professional and phenomenal to work with. He gave freely of his time, has an easy-going manner, and will go above and beyond to understand your vision and meet all of your expectations. The East Coast team work very well together and are committed to making your day exceptional. Our daughters’ weddings were the most important days of their lives. That is why we hired the East Coast Band not once but four times. They were weddings to remember thanks to the East Coast Band. Do yourself a favor, do what many of our guests did...they booked them for their own, upcoming celebrations. We HIGHLY recommend the East Coast Band as they never disappoint.Sent on 11/01/2020
Allyse Mickol · Married on 11/07/2020
Sadly our wedding was cancelled due to coronovirus, but East Coast was an absolute joy to work with during these unfortunate times. They were professional and truly made this whole process bearable. We chose them as our wedding band because my brother used them back in 2016. They were absolutely amazing. So amazing that we got so many family/ friend suggestions to use them. Highly recommend using them! 10/10!Sent on 05/28/2020
Joseph Harkins · Married on 11/02/2020
Awesome people. Great band. Guranteed fun.
Awesome band. Stays current but can play everything to everyone. They are simply best band in metro area !!! Great people too.Sent on 11/02/2020
Ellen Mcglynn · Married on 10/06/2020
Great energy and fun
I have recommended them and will be using them again for my 2nd daughter's wedding next September 2020.Sent on 11/14/2019
Kaitlin Grioli · Married on 09/26/2020
THE BEST! Made our night!!
East Coast performed at our wedding on 9/26/20 and they were outstanding!! With all the uncertainty this year, we were hesitant to still have a full 9-person band perform (especially with only 50 guests), but it was the best decision we could have made! They are an incredibly talented group of musicians and blew our guests away! They have such wide range in their set list, so they can accommodate virtually any type of style and intensity you’re looking for. They also followed all the right COVID protocols (including masks for all, except the vocals of course). If you’re in the same place we were - debating whether to move forward - I can tell you without a doubt you should move forward with them. They hands down MADE the night for us! Thank you East Coast - hope to see you again soon! Matt & KaitlinSent on 10/02/2020
Mark Bobrowski · Married on 01/10/2020
The Band was Great!
We learned of the band when they played at a friend's wedding. We knew right away that we had to have them at our daughter's wedding! When I walked into the room with my brother, we turned to each other and said "Horns" and the evening took off from there. The band was fantastic. The room never stpped dancing. what else can you ask for?Sent on 10/31/2020
emily · Married on 12/31/2019
The East Coast band was literally the most incredible part of our wedding. They were worth every penny! Our dance floor was packed the entire night and I am still getting compliments days later on how amazing they were. They guided me throughout and were a pleasure to work with.Sent on 01/03/2020
Mike Casale · Married on 12/10/2019
Completely Nailed It
We couldn't have been happier with our experience with East Coast Music & Entertainment. We were looking for a band that would work with us to not just play the typical, same old wedding songs you hear at every wedding, but rather a more personal playlist that really spoke to us and our guests. Paul was very responsive and flexible with our plans, and it showed. I felt like they offered a tremendous value, especially compared with some of the prices I had seen from other vendors. Highly recommended.Sent on 11/06/2019
Vanessa · Married on 11/24/2019
I was against the idea of a band at first, because I thought it was old-fashioned. However, this band is PHENOMENAL!! They played songs that were just released weeks ago and sounded exactly like the original artist. They kept everyone up and dancing!Sent on 09/26/2008
Carly Weiss · Married on 11/23/2019
Best. Band. Ever.
Thank you to east coast for making my wedding a night to remember! Weeks later and everyone is still talking about how amazing you all were!! If you do not book this band you are setting your wedding up to fail.Sent on 12/04/2019
I will have you for all events to come! Thank you!!
Christine Williams · Married on 11/23/2019
We love East Coast Band
We cannot say enough wonderful things about the East Coast Band. They have become part of our family ever since doing my older sisters wedding in 2010, my wedding in 2019, and my two younger sister’s weddings in 2015 and 2017. They are absolutely exceptional. Our guests still talk about how great the wedding was and they contributed a majority of it to the band. From the beginning Paul worked with us and made sure all of our visions came to light. They are really the best and we hope they will be around for a long time!!Sent on 10/31/2020
Michael Dellacorte · Married on 11/23/2019
Wedding for all 4 of my daughters
Great band. Big Mike and the band got the party going and kept it going.Sent on 11/01/2020
Jeanne Manto · Married on 10/18/2019
Excellent in every way!
Thanks to East Coast for providing a wonderful night of entertainment at our daughter's wedding! Their music was fabulous and kept everyone on their feet! One of my favorite surprises was when the band took breaks (which were amazingly brief!), and their "Bruce" musician (not sure of his name) played "If I Should Fall Behind" as background music. It is one of my favorite songs and I just loved that addition!!
CC was great at getting us organized and running the intro's! Kenny and CC were so much fun and we loved their interaction with the guests on the dance floor. They were both great performers, as were all the members of the band! The horn section was amazing without being overpowering! The day after our wedding event our friend contacted East Coast to book them for her son's wedding!
Again, thanks to Paul for his patience and guidance throughout this process! We all totally enjoyed the evening!
Best to all, JeanneSent on 10/24/2019
Sarah · Married on 10/05/2019
Book East Coast Band!
I cannot say enough great things about East Coast Band. We booked them after watching them at The Red Lion and are so glad that we did. Working with them to coordinate our song selection was so easy, and communication was always quick. The best part about this band is that I gave them only a bit of direction and they took it and ran with it. There was not one second of the night that the dance floor was not jam packed. Our guests are still raving about how amazing East Coast Band was! They made our night so fun and brought the best vibe. Don't think twice - book East Coast Band!!!Sent on 10/22/2019
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
shannon · Married on 09/07/2019
They are amazing!
We had East Coast at our wedding and they were AMAZING!!! So easy to work with and everyone raved about them. Several of our guests even booked East Coast for their own events following our wedding. They were unbelievable!Sent on 10/30/2020
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
Tierney Alonso · Married on 08/23/2019
Jersey City NJ Aug 2019 Wedding
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 10/30/2020
Joanna Malaszczyk · Married on 08/17/2019
East coast is the best!
East Coast is the BEST BAND THERE IS! They played our wedding last year and they were absolutely fantastic. We got compliments on our wedding (specifically our band) for months following the event. We had a rocking party; the dance floor was packed and hopping the entire night, thanks to East Coast. People were rarely in their seats because they just HAD to dance. I am a professional musician myself, so I am a tough critic, and they are AMAZING. Incredible musicians and know how to keep a party hopping. GET THEM FOR YOUR WEDDING ASAP!!!!!!!!Sent on 10/30/2020
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