76 Reviews for Storytellers Band
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From the moment my husband and I first met Sara and the Storytellers Band, to the moment our wedding ended, they made us feel special and excited. The band is composed of tremendously talented musicians and singers. I remember when my husband, my sister, and I went to the Red Lion in NYC to see the band play. By the second song, they had the entire bar up and dancing. It was at that point that I looked at my sister and husband and said, “We need this band.” At our wedding, the dance floor was crowded the entire night and not one person sat down. The Storytellers band not only played wonderful music, they got everyone amped up, they got everyone dancing, and they allowed everyone to have a fantastic time. I will never forget when they played their last song at our wedding and all of my guests began chanting, “One more song, one more song!” My guests are still talking about the Storytellers band to this day. We would recommend this band to anyone. Their song selection is extensive and they are always learning new songs. This group of talented musicians knows how to entertain a crowd and they truly do tell your story.
Jenn and Jeff Kapner
If you're serious about music and want to raise the overall level of your wedding, choose Storytellers. They are absolutely phenomenal and all the guests from our wedding have been raving about them since our special day (no small feat for a group of cynical New Yorkers who have attended tons of weddings)! They're incredibly easy to deal with and extremely professional.
From booking phase, through contract execution, pre-calls for the day-of setup all the way through the performance, they make life very easy. If you're fear of not having a DJ is that you're worried about not hearing the versions of the songs you love, fear not, they play everything perfectly; if not better than the originals. We also opted to additionally use their trio set-up for classical and jazz standards during cocktail hour which worked perfectly. We highly highly recommend them.
Sara and her team were so easy to work with up to the wedding date. They set up the ceremony, cocktail hour and helped me work through the song list. They answered any and all questions and made my choices STRESS FREE. We were even able to add Travis at the last minute and we are SO happy we did. (IF YOU GET THE CHANCE, ADD TRAVIS!)
January 13, 2018 was our wedding day and the food was great, flowers were beautiful and every detail was in place. But the ONLY thing people still talk about is the band. They played all of our absurd song choices (think I'm Alive by Celine Dion for the recessional!) BEAUTIFULLY and everyone, from our friends, parents friends to the grandparents were on the dance floor from the minute the doors opened. Every song they chose was amazing and it wasn't just one genre. They played it all. I would recommend to not be so particular about song choice and give them a wide range of music. I did NOT want a typical wedding band where they played the same 15 songs, I wanted a FUN party. When the last song played, everyone started cheering "ONE MORE SONG". I've been to over 25 weddings in the last 2 years and that's the ONLY time I've ever seen that. The storytellers immediately started playing another song and no one wanted them to stop!
I COULD NOT HAVE BEEN HAPPIER. THE STORYTELLERS WERE THE BEST CHOICE I MADE FOR OUR WEDDING!!
Stop reading and book this band!!!! The Storytellers undoubtedly made our June wedding and it truly would not have been the same without them. When we first saw the Storytellers at a friend’s wedding, we knew we needed them at ours. Their vibes, energy, chemistry, and talent is a combination that other wedding bands do not have, and believe me we have seen A LOT of wedding bands. From our initial communications with the band, Sara Jacovino was responsive, organized, and easy to talk to, always quick to respond to any questions or concerns we had. We had Storytellers perform at our ceremony, cocktail hour, and main event and they delivered unbelievable sound and excellence at each. Each and every song that we requested was either part of their repertoire or they were able to learn it with no problems or hesitation. In the weeks leading up to our wedding, we were able to communicate with Sara about preferred artists and songs choices, and also request new songs for the band to learn. Sara even surprised us with a song that I told her we loved, but hadn’t asked them to learn. The dance floor was packed the entire night and the Storytellers was able to accommodate interests of each of our guests, young and old. Our guests could not stop commenting how the Storytellers were the best wedding band they have ever seen. Many of our guests even said that if you closed your eyes, you felt like you were at a concert. The band rocked it and we are so thankful that we decided to work with the Storytellers. Not only are they unbelievably talented, but they are an awesome group of people to be around. We love the Storytellers and hope to see them at friend’s weddings in the future.
Best. Band. Ever! We first learned about The Storytellers from our coordinator at our venue and I am so happy we did. From the very beginning. Sara was a true pleasure to work with. She was professional and personable and super responsive and patient with me and my million questions. Our first dance was not on the band's list of songs so they had to learn it for us, and I can honestly say that their version sounded better than the original! The dance floor was filled the entire night and I am still getting texts from people weeks later saying how the band was the best they've ever heard. And I couldn't agree more - they truly made our wedding unforgettable!
Amazing band! Very versatile and energetic! The band leader, Sara, was soooo easy to work with and made the process a delight. They are very reasonably priced and are worth every penny! There should be no doubt in your mind if you want to work with them. Hands down they are AMAZING and guests at our wedding have still been raving at how great they were!!!!!!! You shouldn't even question hiring them!
Music is a such a key factor in a wedding reception and the Storytellers nailed it. The energy they have is contagious and the whole room was dancing the whole night! They are talented, proffessionals and from the day we booked them to the last song it was seamless!
We got married on January 7th, 2017 and The Storytellers Band ROCKED THE HOUSE.
All of the hard work and effort that was put into our big day was thoroughly appreciated and definitely noticed. The band just blew us away! The sound, the music, the band's look, the formality dances and the super dance party at the end of the night were all Absolutelty incredible! I loved that we had a different band at our wedding and I we continue to receive emails, texts and phone calls about who the band was. So many guests said to us that the band impressed them so much they wanted to do their own wedding over again and use the storytellers!
We cannot thank them enough for making our vision come true and Absolutelty rock the house all night long. We had very specific requests and taste and they knew exactly how to make it all work. We appreciate all of their time and attention to detail as well as their flexibility.
We couldn't be more thrilled with our choice to use the storytellers on our wedding day! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
The Storytellers Band is amazing!!!! They recently played at our wedding in December 2016 and far exceeded our expectations and truly made our wedding night the most fun incredible party!! Not only are they amazingly talented, they know exactly what songs to play so that every guest is dancing and singing their hearts out the entire night!! The energy of the night was so high and so much fun from beginning to end. I really wish we could do it again!! We did a lot of research on other bands and have been to a ton of weddings and I can honestly say The Storytellers band is the best of the best. They are very professional, accommodating, and work with you on every detail to make sure you are 100% happy. We also had their jazz trio play during cocktail hour which added such a great vibe to the start of the night. We could not be happier that we chose The Storytellers for our wedding - thank you for everything!!!!
This band is without a doubt the BEST BAND you could hire for any event! Since our wedding in October all of our guests have not stopped raving to us about how much they loved the band and it was obvious as our dance floor was completely packed the entire evening! They were so professional from the very first moment that I contacted them and the bandleader Sara was amazingly accommodating in every way! They went out of their way to learn a few special songs for my ceremony that were personalized for me as well as for the reception. Every detail was considered and at the end of the night I wanted to press rewind and start it all over again! I can only hope one of our friends will hire them we can party with them again but if not, we will absolutely be seeing them at one of their local shows in the city!! The musicians are fantastic and there is such a wire variety of vocals that you get every type of music which was perfect for us since all of our guests had eclectic taste. They got everyone up dancing, no matter the age! THANK YOU AGAIN!
The Storytellers Band was the HIGHLIGHT of our entire wedding. Sara, who handles coordination with the band, was incredibly professional. She was very prompt with all of her e-mails and the band did a great job of capturing the type of music that we love. They appeal to every generation and their repertoire spans from Mariah Carey to Tom Petty-- it's incredible. Our guests can't stop talking about how amazing they were. They also do a great job of really amping up the crowd and making sure everyone dances and there is great energy.
You MUST get this band for your wedding (or any event!) They will absolutely make sure that you have one of the most fun, memorable weddings of all time. We first saw the Storytellers about 2 years ago at a friend's wedding in Greenwich, CT. I am not kidding you, absolutely EVERYONE was on the dance floor the ENTIRE time. I don't think anyone even sat down to eat dinner. Everyone kept commenting on how this one of the most fun weddings because of "that band." Months and years later my husband and I would still randomly bring up "that band" and how fun his wedding was (and we have been to A LOT of weddings - I think we actually went to about 11 weddings that year alone). Flash forward to our engagement, we HAD to book "that band." We contacted his friend to get their information and contacted the Storytellers immediately. I was actually pretty shocked at how affordable they were for a 10-piece band. We actually decided on a wedding date based on their availability (yes - they are THAT good). The Storytellers went above and beyond their reputation at our NYC wedding. Guests kept coming up to us ALL night telling us how amazing the band was. My sister and her boyfriend who are both professional musicians were extremely impressed by them (they were so impressed that they would get off the dance floor to get closer to the stage just to watch them play). There were always tons of people on the dance floor at any given moment. They definitely made the night extremely special. They even learned "Dirty Water" (I'm from Boston :-) for the playlist! By booking the Storytellers, you are ensuring that your wedding will standout. You can't go wrong when you have "that band."
You MUST book The Storytellers! My fiance and I heard a couple of bands in NYC before settling on them and they were fantastic. They have a wide range of songs they can sing and they sound AMAZING and everyone literally was raving about them during and even a week after. They read the room during our wedding and was able to cater to all ages where the whole room was dancing. They are responsive to emails as well as special requests and are willing to learn different songs up to 6 weeks in advance of your date. If you are looking for a band to get your guests up and dancing, you have to book The Storytellers!
If you are looking for a wedding band in the tri-state area- look no further, you've found the best. The Storytellers played our wedding this past Friday at the Liberty House and so many people stopped me to say that they were the best wedding band they had ever heard. Sara is incredibly nice and accommodating, she was such a pleasure to work with... and the way she leads the band and keeps the energy going is just amazing. They are so incredibly talented- their core musicians, from bass and guitar and keyboard to horns to that drummer (HOLY CANNOLI this dude is a beast) just wow! And finally- the voices- everyone in this band has pipes! We actually booked them based on a YouTube video we saw with our emcee Melissa singing Lauren Hill, that's how great she is, but EVERYONE in this band can sing great. They have a stable of just incredible voices that can sing everything. Why are you still reading this? Just book em! Congrats. You've just made the best decision of your wedding.
The Storytellers were incredible at our August wedding. All our guests kept raving about how good the band was and how much fun they were having, and the dance floor was packed the entire night. Sara was very easy to work with. She even agreed to learn some new songs only a week before the wedding, and the band did an excellent job with them.
Storytellers made our wedding a night we will never forget. We are 8 months out and family/friends cannot stop talking about our wedding and how great the band was. Their energy and ability to cover a variety of songs had everyone of all ages out of their seats dancing all night. I could not have asked for a better experience and it was worth every penny. Not to mention the ease of working with Sara, leading up to our big day. She made the process seamless, gave us guidance and took any stresses, that one could only imagine with wedding planning, out of the equation. They certainly set the bar for wedding bands and having been to our share of weddings, we have yet to meet their match. I would highly recommend Storytellers for any occasion you want to make memorable.
Absolutely amazing! We got married at Liberty Warehouse in July of 2016 and The Storytellers were our band. I can't tell you how many guests said they were the highlight of the party!! They have an amazing selection of songs and are very accommodating to special requests. I had a crazy situation where I had to postpone my wedding 10 days before the date because of a medical emergency and Sara was extremely supportive and accommodating. I am so grateful to them for making our party so fun and great!
Tremendously happy with our decision to have the Storytellers at our wedding! We had 150 guests and i think every single one has told me since the wedding that they loved the band and that they were the best they had ever seen / heard at a wedding! Could not have been better to work with, would EASILY recommend them to anyone!
My husband and I had The Storytellers perform at our wedding in May 2016 and they without a doubt made the night! They were absolutely incredible during the reception and the musicians did a great job performing during the ceremony and cocktail hour as well. The band members are all extremely talented and have an amazing amount of energy. The band was able to read the crowd really well to keep everyone—young and old—on the dance floor all night. After our wedding, our wedding guests could not stop talking about how amazing the band was and many even said that they’ve never heard such a great band at a wedding!
During the wedding planning process, we had researched a ton of bands online and ended up going to see a few of them play. After seeing The Storytellers perform, it was an easy decision for us. We really liked that they felt like a “real band” vs. a typical wedding band and that their performance felt like a concert. They promised an amazing dance party when we booked them and that is definitely what we got!
When I first spoke to The Storytellers, I was a little nervous about the fact that they take two brief breaks during the reception since some other bands we looked into emphasized "continuous music." However, Sara had explained the rationale behind these breaks (besides from the band members being human and needing a break—whenever the band would play, it would be all of the band together with their full energy vs. musicians coming in and out). This worked out very well and we didn't even notice when they weren't playing since it was at natural times in the evening and they would put on iPod music.
Additionally, it was an absolute pleasure to work with Sara from The Storytellers on all of the logistics leading up to the event. She was very organized, provided many helpful recommendations and was patient answering all of our questions.
We can’t recommend The Storytellers enough. You will without a doubt be happy if you choose to book them!
As the groom, I was in charge of one thing: the band. I am so happy I picked Storytellers. Everything from dealing with the band manager to the event itself exceeded my expectations. I saw the band play 2 live shows in NYC before our wedding and they were perfect -- and most importantly -- had the crowd dancing. To me, the question was whether this formula would translate to a formal (black tie) wedding. The answer is a resounding YES. The band played a great mix of music (that we helped in pre-selecting) and had the crowd dancing from the first to the last dance. The MC, the horn section, the vocalists - they are all very talented musicians and it shows -- believe me. I received many compliments on the band following the wedding and am more than happy to recommend Storytellers. For reference, our wedding was May 2016.
My husband was in charge of one thing: the band. I am so happy he picked Storytellers. Everything from dealing with the band manager to the event itself exceeded our expectations. We saw the band play 2 live shows in NYC before our wedding and they were perfect -- and most importantly -- had the crowd dancing. To us, the question was whether this formula would translate to a formal (black tie) wedding. The answer is a resounding YES. The band played a great mix of music (that we helped in pre-selecting) and had the crowd dancing from the first to the last dance. The MC, the horn section, the vocalists - they are all very talented musicians and it shows -- believe me. I received many compliments on the band following the wedding and am more than happy to recommend Storytellers. For reference, our wedding was May 2016.
The Storytellers are so much more than a wedding band. They are a studio quality cover band with unbelievable talent and range. The excitement and music that they brought to our day is something that our guests are still talking about. I would not hesitate to hire them again or recommend them to anyone. Sarah- thank you so much!
I know how stressful it can be to find the best entertainment for your wedding. But, look no further, because Storytellers is the answer. They were absolutely AMAZING!!! You know the band is awesome when there is no one sitting and the entire dance floor is packed. All our guests were coming up to us to tell us how incredible the band was. I know months/years down the road when reminiscing about our wedding we will remember how great the band was. When booking with Storytellers, Sara made everything so easy from beginning to end. Sara is very organized and accommodating. Loved working with her. Thank you Storytellers for making our wedding so memorable!!!
This band is an absolute must for any wedding. My family was avidly against a band after we told them we had booked The Storytellers. Here we are 6 months later and the band is all they can talk about. Actually, all of our guests have told us they loved the band. Every song sounds like the original artist is in the room with you, sometimes better than the original. They are true entertainers and professionals and kept everyone on the dance floor all night.
Besides being wonderful entertainers, this group moved mountains to get to our wedding. My wife and I were married in January during winter storm Jonas and grew concerned when roads began to close and public transportation began to shut down. Would our vendors make it for our big day? My wife and I were devastated as we had seen The Storytellers many times in NYC and were looking forward to having them at our wedding, but Sara assured us they were on their way. Next thing we know every member of the band comes walking in covered in snow and lugging heavy equipment. They lugged their instruments onto the NYC subway and found their way to our wedding in the blizzard.
We are so grateful and blessed to have such wonderful entertainers at our wedding. To this day the number one comment we get is "THAT BAND!!!!" If you do one thing to make your wedding memorable, hire The Storytellers. You will not be disappointed.
I am honestly not even sure where to begin! My husband and I had been looking for the perfect band for our wedding and had found some great reviews for the Storytellers. We immediately contacted Sara (the band leader) who was extremely personable and helpful, and really took the time to get to know us. We decided that before booking we wanted to actually watch them perform (their videos online do NOT do them any justice!). We went to The Red Lion in NYC to watch them, and after just two songs we looked at eachother and said we had to have them at our wedding. Sara was extremely easy to work with and truly listening to every detail that we wanted. She constantly touched base to make sure that everything was going to be perfect, and learned some new songs for us upon our request (and they were incredible!). On the day of our wedding, the Storytellers did not disappoint. In fact they truly exceeded all of our expectations. Their incredible energy and amazing performances kept the guests on the dance floor from the moment the party started until the very last second. Everybody at the wedding loved the music, especially since they are able to perform EVERY single genre. I am begging friends to use Storytellers at their wedding just so that I can watch them perform and experience their talent another time. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a high-energy band.
-Lauren & Matthew, 10/24/15