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Elizabeth · Married on 07/29/2017
We were blown away by Speechless’s performance for our wedding ceremony and reception. The three-piece acoustic band that played throughout the ceremony was absolutely beautiful. We were thrilled with the songs that they learned for us, which turned out better than we could have imagined. Scott was very helpful in selecting the songs and guided us to find songs we loved that would also translate well to a string trio. The larger band that played throughout the reception was also so amazing! The dance floor was super energetic all night, all to the credit of the band. Additionally, Scott and the Speechless musicians were willing to perform a special song with a relative, which was truly special. They catered their choices to fit the mood across the evening, and engaged with our guests. Overall, we couldn’t have asked for more from our wedding music and would 100% recommend Speechless for a wedding or any event.Sent on 10/21/2017
SpeechLess's reply:Thank you Elizabeth we had an awesome time performing your wedding and we really appreciate your kind words!
Ravi Krishnaswami · Married on 06/29/2019
Top Notch! (And I work in music)
I'm a performing, professional musician myself and I can tell if a band is unengaged, unprepared, lacking in chops, or just unable to read a room. No problem here, this band was top notch. I was so impressed with the passion they brought to their performance, the creativity of their arrangements, which felt familiar but also true to their unique members' talents, and their canny ability to keep the party going well past when it should have.Sent on 07/04/2019
SpeechLess's reply:Thanks, Ravi! We were honored to play for you, Chelsea, Ben, and the whole crew! It was a blast :)
Nancy · Married on 12/21/2018
I would like to start this review by saying that one of my best friends is the lead singer in a rock band and we go to a lot of concerts and musical performances every year. Music is one of my passions!Sent on 12/28/2018
Aside from the ceremony, the most important aspect of our wedding was the live music. I even had our venue change the floor plan to accommodate a bigger dance floor.
Needless to say, I was relentless in my research for the perfect band. We decided to hire Speechless, and I’m happy to say, it was the best part of the reception!
We chose an eight piece version of this multi talented, multifaceted group of musicians.
For our procession and recession they played beautiful instrumental versions of some of my favorite Beatles songs.
During cocktail hour and dinner they played jazz with rich melodies that relaxed and loosened up the crowd.
By the time we hit the dance floor they were in full dance mode with some awesome all time favorites and current pop songs.
But more than just their musical talent, the band knew how to interacted with our guests. The high energy was contagious...from the saxophone player coming onto the dance floor, to the lead singers pumping up the crowd.They had great personalities.
Speechless was so good that my guest were googling them on the Internet the next day.
If you like to dance, and you love live music, then you need to hire Speechless! I scored a home run with my wedding reception thanks to Speechless!
SpeechLess's reply:Wow Nancy, thank you so much! We were truly honored to play for you and Jim and all of your guests - such a beautiful wedding. Congratulations!
Rick Catallozzi · Married on 09/28/2018
Left our guests Speechless!
Great band that really completed the night! Our guests are still raving about Speechless! Also was able to perform a tribute song with them and it came out perfect! We had the 9 piece band and strings for the ceremony. Happy we chose speechless for our wedding!Sent on 10/15/2018
SpeechLess's reply:Thanks, Rick! We had a great time playing for you and Jihae and all your family and friends, and performing Space Oddity with you!
Melvyn · Married on 09/09/2018
We (and all our guests) loved SpeechLess!
SpeechLess was incredible! My husband and I both have different tastes in music but add our globetrotting guests into the mix and it was really the whole spectrum. SpeechLess read the crowd beautifully and all our guests kept coming up to us after the wedding to sing their praises (even the music snobs amongst them gave their enthusiastic stamp of approval). We knew we wanted SpeechLess to perform at our wedding right from the start, we only had to play one of their sample videos and we were 120% sure we would/could shuffle our wedding budget around to accommodate this band (this is with way more confidence than I can say for my wedding dress!). We were also blown away by the team’s efficiency with all correspondence. We got an email reply and a list of songs from Scott literally an hour after we hit send on the website form (this was at 1 am?!). The comprehensive (but straightforward) documents and suggested songs for each part of the ceremony (and their reassurance that they could read the crowd for us for the reception) was also extremely helpful and professional, and we loved the personal touch having a band lent to the wedding itself. We loved the band members’ warm and cheerful personalities, it was as if we had our close group of friends playing at our wedding (but at celebrity-level standard!). Their music was beautiful for the ceremony, full of energy for the reception in the evening and for those of us in the ‘I hate dancing’ camp, the full dance floor and empty seats told us otherwise! We definitely recommend SpeechLess without reservation and wish there was another event we could host just so we could hire them again! Thank you so much Scott & Co! :)Sent on 10/25/2018
SpeechLess's reply:Thank you so much, Christina!! We had an absolute blast. It was such a pleasure to be part of your and Melvyn's day :)
Sarah H · Married on 09/08/2018
Don't think about it. Just hire them. They're that good.
There is no better wedding or party band than SpeechLess. We were impressed with them from the minute they began playing until the end of the night. They played during our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception and impressed everyone. We received more positive feedback about them than any of our other vendors. Look no further than SpeechLess if you want a band that will make sure your wedding goes perfectly and keep the dance floor packed (even during breaks).Sent on 10/17/2018
Also - photos in this review are by Lisa Rigby photography
Tristan · Married on 08/18/2018
I had a violinist and guitarist per Speechless Strings recommendation for my ceremony and cocktail hour music and it was beautiful. It ended up raining on my wedding day and we had to move everything inside which was seamless, they had the amplifier handy. They composed a requested song for me to walk down the aisle to and even sent the orchestration as a momentum. Would 100% recommend.Sent on 08/23/2018
SpeechLess's reply:Tristan, thank you for the kind words :) We were honored to be a part of your ceremony and cocktail hour!
Eric · Married on 06/24/2018
My wife Kelly and I had the pleasure of working with Speechless for our wedding on June 23rd, 2018. Evan and the band could not have been more professional or easy to work with. They were able to capture the vibe of the wedding attendees, and create a curated set that went over amazingly! We were able to influence the set and custom songs which gave it our own personal touch… Speechless really brought the moment to life.Sent on 06/28/2018
The band itself was very much on time, setup and broke down cleanly and quietly, and were very friendly with the guests that approach them.
We would give Speechless our highest recommendation!
Hannah · Married on 06/23/2018
Speechless was hands down amazing! We loved working with them throughout the entire process leading up to the wedding. They were professional, incredibly thorough, and strove to understand the vision we had for our wedding. Their performance at the wedding was exceptional and we received so many rave reviews from our guests. They made the entire night so special for us and we cannot thank them enough. We highly recommend them for your next event!Sent on 06/27/2018
Jessica · Married on 10/26/2017
If you are looking for incredibly talented musicians who are creative as well as fun, look no further than Speechless!!!!Sent on 11/10/2017
We cannot say enough good things about our experience with their entire team. Not only were they a dream to work with prior to our wedding, but the music they played during our wedding was absolutely outstanding.
They have an entire list of instrumental combinations you can pick from - We chose violin, guitar, upright bass and percussion (4 musicians total), which was perfect for our intimate event. If you are looking for more, they also have fantastic singers, a full brass band, piano and more. They are very well versed in contemporary music as well as traditional jazz and classical. Every single person who attended our wedding commented on how amazing the music was. They even learned a few specific songs we requested that were important to us for our ceremony.
We cannot recommend Speechless enough and our only regret from our wedding is that we did not have them play for longer. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
Maggie · Married on 08/19/2017
Everyone wants the best wedding ever, we wanted the best music ever and we got both with Speechless. Incredibly skilled musicians led by Scott Kulman, offered a wide creative mix of music that kept everybody dancing and created a grand event our friends and family are still talking about. Most importantly, Speechless helped create our perfect Wedding. Jim & Maggie, August 2017Sent on 01/22/2018
Catherine · Married on 08/06/2017
We hired Speechless for our wedding at Elm Bank in Wellesley, and we couldn’t have been happier with our choice. On the night of, and during the month since our wedding, our guests have been raving about Speechless. Pick Speechless if you’re looking for:Sent on 09/13/2017
- A communicative thought partner to help you plan your event. Scott made himself available via phone and email on multiple occasions. He helped us think through setup, song selection and announcements throughout the evening.
- A broad, dynamic range of sound from phenomenal musicians. Speechless played during our ceremony, cocktail hour, reception and party. Scott seamlessly directed the night, jumping between MC and performer with ease. Speechless played everything from Strings during the ceremony, Jazz during cocktail hour and an awesome mix of dance music spanning the 70s through 2017.
- The experience and smarts to figure things out on the day of the event. My husband handled most of the interactions with Speechless during the run-up and the day of the event. 99% of the work required on his end happened in the months before the wedding. On the day of the wedding, all we had to do was introduce ourselves to the band. They figured out the rest.
Our wedding was the best day of our lives. We can say, without a shred of doubt, that Speechless deserves a huge amount of credit for helping us pull it off. If you care about having great music at your wedding, hire Speechless. They truly love what they do and are phenomenal!
Erica · Married on 07/14/2017
SpeechLess set the tone for our wedding and were instrumental in making it a once in a lifetime celebration! As we live outside the US but planned for a backyard wedding in Massachusetts, we had to rely on youtube videos and were impressed with what we saw. However when we watched them perform live a couple weeks before our wedding, we loved them so much we asked them to come to the wedding earlier and to play later. The jazzy edge to all the songs gave the band a unique sound. They were fun and you can tell that the musicians are truly talented artists and have fun performing. I not only recommend them to music lovers and those who just want to dance, I plan on following the artists individually - as this is clearly just the beginning of what is sure to be a successful career as an artist!Sent on 07/21/2017
Karen · Married on 07/08/2017
Absolutely SpeechLess! SpeechLess was very flexible with me in working around my "Bridezilla" needs. They were quick to respond and just talented at what they do! I highly recommend them---beyond amazing!Sent on 07/31/2017
Dana · Married on 07/08/2017
Speechless were great. Not only were they super easy to work with before our wedding, but they did a great job of rolling with the punches as our timeline moved around. Everything sounded amazing, they NAILED all of the songs I requested and everyone was raving. You won't regret this decision if you have Speechless at your wedding!!Sent on 09/05/2017
Nicholas · Married on 06/10/2017
Scott and the rest of the Speechless group is absolutely amazing. They played at both our ceremony and reception, and added incredible energy to both.Sent on 06/26/2017
They are incredibly responsive to all your needs, both in terms of logistical planning and for special requests for what they perform. We threw several difficult requests their way for first dance songs and they took up the challenge willingly. We also asked if one of our friends could play the violin with them during the ceremony, and they not only welcomed the idea but took the time to rehearse with him separately ahead of time.
They put on an incredible show at the reception, got everybody of all ages up and dancing, and really helped to make our wedding day special. We were grateful to have them and definitely recommend getting them as part of your wedding day!
Roger and Mayri · Married on 06/04/2017
SpeechLess absolutely nailed it, would highly recommend! There may be lots of great wedding bands out there, but Scott and SpeechLess have the advantage that they can tailor the size and instrumentation of the band to your needs, and at an extremely reasonable price. For example, we had a more acoustic ensemble for the cocktail hour and the first part of the reception, and they switched to electric a little later in the evening. Communication with Scott was super quick and easy, and any time we were unsure about music choices or had a slightly "outside the box" idea, he was able to make helpful, constructive suggestions to make sure the music. For example, part of our family is from Latin America and many of us are jazz and blues fans but with some classic rock leanings, so we wanted to incorporate all of those elements over the course of the event. Not only did they do this, but they even nailed a pretty obscure cover that we asked them to learn. Also, the musicianship of everyone in the group was top notch - there were several pro musicians among the guests and wedding party, and they all commented on how well the band played. These aren't local band members or Berkeley undergrads trying to make money on the side, they're seasoned pros and it shows in their playing, their versatility, and their professionalism.Sent on 08/17/2017
Alex · Married on 05/13/2017
SpeechLess was amazing. Scott and band did everything we asked. We had them for ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception and we are glad we did. Everyone still raves about the music at our wedding. Highly recommend!Sent on 05/30/2017
Lucy · Married on 10/29/2016
SpeechLess is amazing. Hiring them was one of the best decisions we made of the whole wedding! My husband and I even went into it warning that “we hate dancing” and “we literally never dance at weddings” but were hiring a band because all of our friends love to dance. Two songs into SpeechLess Vocals playing and we became dancing machines! The group’s energy was phenomenal and our family and friends were all amazed by the quality and talent of the musicians. They are so much more than just a wedding band and it felt like we were at a concert performed by a world famous band!Sent on 11/30/2016
For our ceremony and cocktails we used a SpeechLess Strings trio (bass, violin and guitar) and they too were incredible. The music was beautiful and they even created an acoustic version of a Paul Simon song I requested for my processional!
Our day was perfect, we had the time of our lives, and so much of that is thanks to SpeechLess. We are so happy that they were our wedding band!!
SpeechLess's reply:Thank you Lucy, you are very kind. Never knew you weren't a dancing machine before but glad we were able to convert you :) We are very flattered by your compliments!
Emily & Shawn · Married on 10/09/2016
Speechless totally nailed it at our wedding. We specifically had one guest tell us "I've been to a lot of weddings, but I have never seen a dance floor like that before." The people dancing was a direct result of the energy that the band was putting out all night. They had a perfect blend of high quality with high energy - any of the people that weren't dancing were watching just to enjoy the good music. As far as accommodating our needs, they did everything from introducing our wedding party to keeping our sequence of events on time. My bride and I actually got to sing a song with the band, which was incredible - they made it easy for us to make the night into exactly what we envisioned. Thank you!!Sent on 02/10/2017
SpeechLess's reply:Thank you for the kind words, Emily and Shawn! We truly enjoyed being part of your day and we're so happy the feeling was mutual. :) -Scott
Chris · Married on 09/10/2016
Speechless is not your typical wedding band, and that's why we loved them! They have a vast repertoire, they play to the crowd and can jam out when the time is right. I would highly recommend them to anyone who wants to take their wedding up a notch.Sent on 10/04/2016
SpeechLess's reply:Thanks so much Chris, it was a great crowd so it was easy to play to them!
Alex · Married on 09/09/2016
Speechless was hands down the best wedding band I've heard, and luckily for me it was at my wedding! all musicians were awesome, and they are really in tune to the event, playing the right songs, right volume, and right engagement throughout the evening. Biggest asset: extremely good musicians, which is very hard to find.Sent on 10/01/2016
Can't recommend them highly enough, and would hire them for an event again right away.
SpeechLess's reply:Wow, your words are so kind and flattering. So happy we were able to deliver!
Peter · Married on 09/04/2016
Excellent! Speechless worked with us on getting the right band size and price, Scott was very easy to communicate with and to plan a song list.Sent on 10/28/2016
At the wedding, the band was phenomenal, the music was great, the energy was wonderful - Speechless sounds even better than their videos. Worth every penny, the dancing was the second best part of the wedding (after seeing my wife walk down the aisle).
Thank you speechless!
SpeechLess's reply:Thank you, it was an amazing night!
Matt · Married on 08/19/2016
Scott and his bandmate at Speechless were perfect as our ceremony and cocktail hour musicians for our wedding. We chose to have an acoustic guitar and violin duo and Scott helped us choose great songs for our processional and recessional to give the ceremony a really personal touch. We received many compliments about their performance from our guests about how much they enjoyed it, especially the mix of classic and modern songs for the cocktail hour. Not to be overlooked, we really appreciated how professional the musicians were; they set up and packed up quickly and quietly without asking anything of us, the couple, on the day of the wedding. I would absolutely recommend them for anyone looking for an alternative to the classic string ensembles.Sent on 09/01/2016
SpeechLess's reply:Thank you Matt!
Daniel · Married on 07/09/2016
Being a total music snob, I was advised by my now wife to put an ad on the Berkeley College of Music online job board to find a band for our wedding. I was very specific in my ad about wanting a Soul Funk band that will steer clear of puerile top 40 and imbecilic classic rock hits (I'm looking at you "Living On A Prayer"). I received emails from about 8 different bands and after careful perusal of the website, I decided to contact Scott at Speechless.Sent on 07/21/2016
I was very pleased with the fact that they would perform at both the ceremony and reception for a price that was lower than some bands that would charge for the reception alone. Also I was very impressed by the professionalism with which the group comported themselves in the videos posted on the band's website. Scott was incredibly timely, communicative, patient and professional in all emails and phone calls as well as incredibly flexible and collaborative in working with my requests.
At the reception itself, Speechless played to a high energy, packed dance floor for nearly 3 and a half hours. The musicianship was top notch. My best friend who is a professional guitarist was incredibly impressed with Scott's playing. The saxophonist's solo during "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" was awesome almost surpassing Bobby Keys himself. The vocalists were fantastic. My uncle who manages a well known music club in Rhode Island complimented me on finding a top notch band and he is not one to deal with empty compliments.
Moral of the story: I highly, highly advise you to book Speechless - they take great pride in their work as professionals and as artists.
SpeechLess's reply:Dan, really awesome to know that with such attentive and musical ears in the audience SpeechLess did not disappoint. It was great to play for people who care about music as much as we do!