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Latifa Jalali Degraft-Johnson · Getting married on 10/05/2020
Best Band Ever
From the beginning to the end, the experience was seamless and professional. The entire band was exceptional - I would venture to say that they are probably one of the best bands we have heard!! They made sure everyone had fun and appeared that they also enjoyed playing and interacting with the crowd. Even weeks out from our event, our guests are still talking about how great the band was. We are looking forward to more events with Eric Nicolas and One Love!Sent on 06/02/2019
Megan Purzycki · Married on 09/01/2019
Best Band for all night dancing!!
We can't say enough great things about this band, they really made our wedding an absolute success!!! We're still getting compliments from everyone saying it was the best wedding band they've ever seen! From the beginning this band was extremely easy to work with, which was important since we were planning our wedding remotely and had to do all conversations via phone/email. They made the planning process so stress-free given their extensive experience-- they knew exactly what songs would keep people on the dance floor the ENTIRE NIGHT! We were able to pick a few songs/genres we liked and they perfectly crafted an entire 4 hour set list. The talent level of each band member was unbelievable and they were so engaging with the crowd. They even came down from the stage to sing a few songs and get everyone hyped up! If you're looking for your wedding to be a non-stop dance party with extremely talented musicians, I'd highly recommend this band!!Sent on 09/16/2019
Eric Nicolas & One Love's reply:Thank you Megan! It was such a pleasure getting to know you and Brad this past year. We had so much fun at your party too! Stay in touch - all the best,
Peter Carroll · Married on 08/16/2019
Hire this band!!!
We hired Eric Nicholas and One Love for our wedding. We had the 10 piece band member configuration. WOW!!! What a great night. The dance floor was packed all night. One Love is a top notchh group of professional musicians and they rock! The music was great, the band members were entertaining, fun, and super talented. Our guests loved One Love as much as we did too.Sent on 08/20/2019
If you are looking to hire a top flight band, look no further then One Love. I promise you will love them. They killed it for my wedding!!!
Eric Nicolas & One Love's reply:Thank you Peter! We had the best time performing for you and your guests. And it was such a pleasure getting to know you and Debbie this year! All the best to you - see you in Watch Hill! xo Melissa & Eric
Tracy Mackenzie · Married on 07/27/2019
We love onelove!
We had such a blast with One Love, and had SO many guests tell us that our band made the night. WE AGREE! They rocked out - playing classics, top 40, and a few under-the-radar favorites (including our wedding song / first dance, which they learned for the occasion!). Plus they were so easy and fun to work with for the months leading up. Their ideas were awesome, and they even met with our friends to practice our ceremony song (our friends were singing) in advance at an east village bar. Truly, couldn't have asked for a better band!Sent on 08/29/2019
Eric Nicolas & One Love's reply:Thank you Tracy! We had so much fun with you and all of your fabulous friends - beautiful ceremony, off-the-chain party, great requests, unforgettable speeches (the bear!!)
Christine · Married on 05/18/2019
This band is phenomenal! Our guests were out on the dance floor the entire night and our guests keep reaching out to us on how amazing they thought the band was. From the first time, we spoke with Melissa (band manager) and Eric (band lead) we knew we were in good hands. Melissa was extremely organized and kept us in check with making decisions re: the music so the band could get ready. We live in Boston so unfortunately weren't able to meet/see them in person before our NYC wedding but everything was able to be arranged via phone calls. They listened to our vision and kept the party going all night. The singers were phenomenal and got into the party and the sax came out on the dance floor too - which our guests LOVED! I cannot recommend this band enough. We also got the trio for our cocktail hour and it was really lovely and a great addition. They were also super reasonably priced and worth the extra cost for a band over a DJ! If you want a band that sounds great and really knows how to play to your guests they are a sure win!Sent on 05/22/2019
Eric Nicolas & One Love's reply:Thank you so much Christine! We had the best time at your party - it was a blast to see everyone tearing up the dance floor all night! We will always remember 5/18/19 at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers!!
John Geise · Married on 08/25/2018
Wonderful Wedding Band!!!
We had a great time with One Love at our wedding! Their song list is extensive and they play every song wonderfully. Our guests were all very impressed and appreciated the band’s interaction with the guest. Thanks so much for making our day special!Sent on 10/20/2018
Louisa · Married on 07/21/2018
A Dance Party for the Books!
Eric, Melissa, and all of the members of One Love are truly incredible. From our first phone call, we could tell that they would help us make our wedding day one to remember. They did not hesitate to take on our first dance song, which is not particularly mainstream, and they nailed it. They started playing from the moment guests walked in until the end of the night, and all of our guests made it out onto the dance floor. They played a song for everyone, and people still comment on how wonderful our band was. They are not only extremely talented but incredibly kind, patient, thoughtful, and professional. We feel so lucky that we found One Love and hope that our paths cross again with them. They truly exceeded our expectations and made our wedding a dance party that is one for the books!Sent on 11/02/2018
Katherine · Married on 06/23/2018
Awesome Music for a Memorable Wedding Reception!!
One Love is hands down the best wedding band. If you are able to get them for your wedding, DO IT! We have received so many compliments from guests about the music at our wedding reception. One Love was instrumental (no pun intended) in making sure our guests had a great time!Sent on 10/31/2018
Leading up to the wedding day, Eric and Melissa were great communicators, and made sure they had a good sense of the type of music and experience we were looking for. We had a few conference calls to walk through our requests and the format of the reception, and then they coordinated with our venue to take care of the rest. It was very organized and seamless!
One Love is comprised of a group of extremely talented musicians - they are a "stacked" team. In addition to sounding great, they have a very wide range in terms of what they can play. Over the course of the evening, they were busting out 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s, 2010s pop, motown / soul, hip hop / R&B, punk rock, latin - you name it! There was something for everyone. They even went out of their way to learn some new songs we requested ("Coming Home" by Leon Bridges for our first dance and "Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing" by Stevie Wonder for the father / daughter dance) - all of which sounded amazing. One Love did a great job of curating the musical selection - they ended up playing a number of hits from my college years (which obviously got my buddies all fired up). Everyone had such a great time on the dance floor.
I would recommend One Love to any bride or groom who wants exceptional music at their wedding (or for anyone looking to throw an awesome party, for that matter)!
Katie · Married on 05/18/2018
We got married in June at The Boathouse on Shelter Island and cannot begin to thank One Love enough for making our whole wedding experience absolutely amazing! From our first phone call to the last dance, Melissa and Eric and the whole band went above and beyond. They were so easy to work with and we felt that they really got to know us and the vibe we were looking for for our wedding. We are still receiving compliments from our guests and one of our friends already booked them for their big day. Thank you, thank you, thank you!Sent on 08/15/2018
Dave · Married on 04/28/2018
We loved every step of the process of working with Eric, Melissa and One Love. They went out of their way to make us feel comfortable about booking them, allowed us to tailor our song list, made sure to play certain songs we loved, and of course rocked the house at our wedding. They had the entire room dancing the whole night, and we've received so many compliments from our guests.Sent on 08/13/2018
We would absolutely recommend booking One Love for a wedding or other event. They truly can play anything and are a pleasure to work with!
Liat · Married on 02/24/2018
Sent on 03/08/2018
We just wanted to thank Eric Nicolas & One Love for making our wedding at The Weylin so special and perfect!
Everyone was up dancing, we received so many compliments on the music, and they managed to play so many of the great songs we discussed. We were also super happy to have Katya, the violinist. She was a wonderful addition and really made our pre-wedding events special!
Lauren · Married on 02/03/2018
On behalf of my now husband and our families, I wanted to give you and the band a HUGE thank you for Saturday night. The music was perfect in every way and exceeded our expectations. Your acoustic version of "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Dreaming of You" for the ceremony were just perfect. The cocktail hour jazz trio nailed it and then the reception... You kept the dance floor full all night and our guests are still raving about the band and the setlist. You got in all our must-plays and created so many memorable moments for us and our guests- we only wish we could have kept the music going through the night :) THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for making it so easy to work with you (from our first conversation back in August) all the way through to our wedding night.Sent on 02/06/2018
Matt · Married on 12/31/2017
Each phase of the music - ceremony, cocktail hour, reception - was spot on. Eric and Melissa were just great to deal with from day one and spent time getting to know us to be able to tailor the music to us and the event.Sent on 01/05/2018
Allison · Married on 10/28/2017
Eric & One Love (and the team, specifically Melissa) were one of the highlights of our wedding weekend, and really the whole wedding planning process. We had numerous conference calls with Eric and Melissa to discuss the wedding logistics, our favorite songs, our general tastes in music, and what songs we were thinking of using for first dances, etc. They spent SO much time with us and provided really valuable feedback - as well as some new ideas we hadn't even thought of (that wound up being perfect). We really wanted the music to be a focal point of our wedding and they delivered ten fold. Our music really centered around Billy Joel - and Eric & One Love absolutely nailed it. Our entrance and first dance were so perfect because of their timing, execution, and ability to feel out the room. As the night went on, the dance floor was packed! The vocalists interacted with our guests, and really made it such a fun experience. We also really liked that they played a few songs by the same artist in a row - for example, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. We love these artists, and ALL of their songs so to be able to 'get in to the groove' and keep it going was awesome. As the bride, I also had a very specific request for a song to be played - which required Eric & One Love to do a little practicing since it is not a generally played wedding song (I am probably the only Vertical Horizon fan still in existence from the 90s). Eric & One Love performed it perfectly and it made the night for me! All of our guests and family kept commenting on how amazing our band was, and we feel the same way - from the planning process to our actual wedding day, Eric & One Love made it an exceptional experience and we have the absolute best memories!Sent on 01/05/2018
Tracey · Married on 09/16/2017
I realized I didn't thank all of you hardworking people. You were instrumental (no pun intended) in creating a magical evening.Sent on 09/19/2017
Your band was stellar! The dinner music was absolutely beautiful. Your choice of the standards hit the spot and set the tone.
Then the party started and I was so glad there weren't any slow dances because you had the celebration going at full tilt!
And, the Hora was amazing. Aveinu Shalom
Aleichem was a huge added bonus!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being phenomenal musicians and singers!
Best to all of you,
Tracey Samson Maguire
A happy mother of the bride
Peter · Married on 09/16/2017
Eric was professional, knowledgeable, communicative. His band was incredibly talented. They had guests dancing all night, and had their finger on the pulse of the party - knew when to bring down the energy and when to blow the roof off. It was by far the most money we spent on any vendor and it was WORTH IT.Sent on 06/23/2018
Our wedding was at the Bryant Park Grill in Midtown NYC on September 16, 2017. They knew every song we wanted to hear (which was everything from The Band and the Rolling Stones to Bruno Mars and Outkast). I even made a few requests ahead of time for songs to sing myself, and they learned them and played them immaculately the night of the wedding. Also, toward the end of the night, I drunkenly requested a fairly deep cut that's never played at weddings and Eric KNEW it and quickly communicated to his band how to play it. They knocked it out of the park to the appreciative crowd. What pros!
Would recommend to anyone. Easiest recommendation I've ever made.
Eleanor · Married on 07/08/2017
Hi Melissa and Eric - thank you for a truly incredible night!!!! The music was absolutely unbelievable from start to finish. Many of our guests told us it was the best music they had heard at any wedding by far and we completely agree. Everyone was up the entire night. And the ceremony, cocktail hour and dinner music was all perfect.Sent on 07/10/2017
You were so great to work with and I can't thank you enough for making our wedding such a huge hit. We were all sad to leave the dance floor at the end of the night.
Deena · Married on 07/02/2017
My husband and I only have the kindest words to shrae about One Love. From start to finish this band was incredible to work with for our special day. We are both quite particular about music and my husband is quite difficult to please, Eric and Melissa were willing to talk through every detail and help us hone our thought process around the music for our wedding so that it was perfect. My family and I threw in a bunch of surprises for the event and the band helped each one move seamlessly. The caliber of talent is unbeatable. The vocalists, the band, the energy kept our guests on their toes until the end of the night. The most important part of this was that Melissa and Eric made sure to keep our preferences as bride and groom at the top, no matter what or who asked them for things throughout the night. They went above and beyond to make sure our event was a success. I hope to use them again in the future.Sent on 07/24/2017
Ilene · Married on 06/24/2017
One love played for my husband's 60th surprise party!! Fabulous band. My friends and family are still calling about how wonderful the Band was. Thank you so much Eric.Sent on 06/26/2017
Liza · Married on 06/03/2017
Eric and his band played at our wedding and absolutely knocked it out of the park! Not only did my husband and I love the band, but we received SO many raving reviews about the band from our guests (so we knew we weren't being biased!). The band had guests up on the dance floor before salad was even served and it stayed that way the whole night! They played an awesome combination of music for both young adult and older crowds. The band even learned our favorite song which was not originally in their repertoire and totally rocked it. In addition to their stellar performance at the wedding, Eric and his team were super easy to reach and engaged leading up to the wedding - which totally put us at ease during the planning stage. If you are thinking about this band, LOOK NO FURTHER!Sent on 07/05/2017
Peter · Married on 05/13/2017
Eric Nicolas and One Love played our wedding reception last weekend. The band was exceptional! We had a call with Eric ahead of the event to go over everything -- our likes and dislikes, the order and timing of events, important songs / genres, etc. This made everything go off without a hitch -- both from a logistics standpoint and from a musical choice standpoint. Most importantly, however, was the quality of the performance. One Love is a group of exceptional musicians who played together as a cohesive unit. Superb! Our venue had tough acoustics and a mix of ages, yet the volume was just right for all. Many of our guests have already asked us fro the name and contact info for the band, which we have happily provided!Sent on 05/16/2017
Levi · Married on 12/16/2016
Eric, Melissa, and One Love are unbelievable. We received nothing but amazement, awe, and adulation for One Love's performance at our wedding. They absolutely killed and every single guest, old and young, told us specifically how much the band rocked. They played classical guitar and flute for our ceremony; bass, piano, and sax for our cocktail hour; and the full 10-piece band for the reception. Amazing, worth every penny!Sent on 02/10/2017
Troy · Married on 10/22/2016
Eric Nicolas & One Love (And Melissa!) truly exceeded our expectations! They were a pleasure to work with and went over and above to make our wedding amazing! The dance floor was filled throughout the entire reception. Our guests are still commenting on the impressive performance of Eric Nicolas & One love! If you are considering a band for your wedding or special occasion, look no further!Sent on 11/07/2016
Ana · Married on 10/01/2016
These guys are AMAZING. They literally made our wedding. No one can stop talking about how amazing the band was. Highly recommended.Sent on 10/06/2016
Connan · Married on 09/24/2016
9/24/16 private home, Nantucket, MASent on 09/30/2016
One Love and Eric Nicholas provided a fabulous weekend of music, dancing, joy, and happiness. In our wildest dreams, we could not have thought the wedding weekend would be as magnificent as it was, and a huge part of the magic was created by Eric and his incredible band. Through our brief meetings and conversations, they truly captured the musical vibe we were looking for and then clearly read the energy of the crowd. From bringing down the house at a restaurant on Thursday night, to the intimate and beautiful meadow wedding ceremony, to rocking the tent at our home during the reception, they had our friends and family both captivated and moved by their extraordinary talent.
A year ago, when we began our planning, we were resolute in finding a great band. Securing One Love, was perhaps the wisest decision we made. From start to finish it was a pleasure, and we are truly grateful for all that they did to make our dreams come true. Thank you!