Michael S. · Married on 04/01/2020
AMAZING wedding band
Though we were married in Indianapolis, we live out of state, and so we booked The Band Etc. and Encore Entertainment for our wedding sight unseen. I am SO glad that we did, because they were incredible. Darren and Larry were friendly and easy to communicate with. They were able to accommodate all our requests, even learning a few songs for our ceremony and reception. And the performance--wow! The piano for our processional was so moving, the jazz standards set the tone for the cocktail hour, and the band killed it during the reception. The dance floor was packed all night and multiple guests said it was the most fun they've ever had at a wedding. The live flute solo during Toto's "Africa" blew everyone away. Definitely hire them for your next event--you won't be disappointed!Sent on 01/08/2020
The Band Etc.'s reply:Thanks Michael, Your review is going at the top of list.
Vernon Poland · Married on 01/04/2020
Book this band without any concerns
Band was excellent on so many levels. They were professional and easy to work with and help us with ceremony and dinner music as well as providing sound for officiant and readers during ceremony. Very strong musicians and vocalists and they have a solid songbook for many tastes. If you use the Band Etc., you won't be sorry.Sent on 01/13/2020
The Band Etc.'s reply:Vernon,
Amber Bailey · Married on 11/02/2019
The Band Etc was absolutely amazing. They were professional, on time, and cared about all the small details. They sounded fantastic and our guests continue to rave about how great they were. They read the room and kept people on the dance floor. The band was a non-negotiable for my now husband and am so happy we had The Band Etc. Would highly recommend you have them on your big day, you won't be disappointed!Sent on 11/06/2019
Susannah Hubler · Married on 10/05/2019
This band was top notch! My whole experience was wonderful. Larry was very responsive and easy to get ahold of. Durning the wedding they had the entire place out of their seats and dancing! At the end of the night they had the whole crowd wanting an encore. 10 out of 10 would recommend!Sent on 10/08/2019
Joan Brenner · Married on 07/05/2019
The band was a highlight of the night! They kept guests engaged and eager to go out onto the dance floor. They had lots of energy, and they were very easy to work with! The songs were well played, and many guests complimented us on their performance. We would definitely recommend them!Sent on 07/10/2019
Anita Lauth · Married on 06/15/2019
Band Etc. is the BEST!
There's not enough stars that the Band Etc. can receive from us, we heard so many wonderful compliments from our wedding guests! The Band Etc. was easy to work with and make the reception fun and memorable! They set the mood for the cocktail reception, made announcements throughout the evening, played for dinner and then wowed our guests with the best dancing music! Their energy and song selection kept everyone on the dance floor the whole night. Don't hesitate to add the horns, as they just enhanced the live band experience! The Band Etc. nailed it and we were so thrilled to have them be a part of the wedding day celebration! They helped us give our daughter and her new husband the reception they dreamed of and one that our guests will never forget as well. We are so thankful we selected the Band Etc. for the reception entertainment everything was simply PERFECT!!Sent on 08/20/2019
The Band Etc.'s reply:Thank you for that wonderful review.
Kara Lingle · Married on 06/13/2019
Absolutely wonderful to work with!
We have had nothing but positive comments from guests at our wedding on how great our band was. People stayed and danced until the last song. Strongly recommend!Sent on 06/26/2019
Bb · Married on 01/10/2019
The Band, Etc - a great band
Larry was great to work with and the band sounded great - great energy, song mix, etc. We changed our timeline a couple of times right up to the event, and Larry incorporated the changes flawlessly. They provided recorded music for the cocktail hour and dinner, made the announcements of the wedding party and speaker intros, introduced the first dance, father/daughter dance, and mother/son dance and then the band played for the balance of the reception. Everything went perfectly. Highly recommend The Band, Etc. for your event. When compared to other bands that we have heard at receptions, The Band, etc. is not only a great band, they are a great value.Sent on 10/16/2019
Nora · Married on 10/20/2018
Kept the party going all night!
The band Etc. was AMAZING! They kept the party going and had everyone on the dance floor the entire night! They played songs that everyone knew and loved! I would highly recommend this band for your reception. All of our friends can not stop talking about the band! 5 stars!!Sent on 11/27/2018
Claire · Married on 06/09/2018
The Band, Etc. was nothing short of amazing! Larry was always so helpful and easy to work with. They have a great song list and were accommodating with a few special requests we had. The dance floor was packed all night long and our guests are still talking about how good they were! I can't say enough good things about them!Sent on 06/26/2018
Eve · Married on 06/09/2018
Look no further... hire these guys! Great music, packed dance floor ALL night. Guests all commented too on how amazing they were. Wish we could have gone a couple more hours! We also used a couple of the band members for ceremony & cocktail hour music....exactly what we wanted. Low-key, accommodating, super easy to work with. Cannot say enough good things! THANKS the Band, etc.!Sent on 06/12/2018
Ryan · event on: 05/17/2018
I've used the Band Etc on three occasions for reunions I've planned. Nothing but rave reviews over the last three years. They sound great. They're always on-time ready to go. Larry is easy to work with leading up to the event. We've been nothing but satisfied - hence the three bookings over the last three years.Sent on 05/24/2018
Jenny · Married on 04/14/2018
I was told by a good friend to find the one thing (in wedding planning) that I'd be "okay" with splurging a little on. For me, it was hiring a band - I knew I wanted my guests to have the experience of a band opposed to a DJ, but I did not yet know who/what band I wanted to play. I contacted multiple bands and The Band Etc! was (by far) the winner. Besides getting married, having The Band Etc! play at my reception was perhaps the second best decision of the day! :)Sent on 04/18/2018
Judy · Married on 04/14/2018
Great variety of songs. They were easy to work with. All members were friendly.Sent on 05/14/2018
Jan · Married on 06/17/2017
The band etc... did an excellent and professional job entertaining at my daughter's wedding. The musicians were extremely talented and offered dance music both fast and slow which appealed to many. Our guests are still raving about the fun they had at the party!Sent on 07/13/2017
Lynda · event on: 10/28/2016
Trying to make a decision on whether to book this band - don't think twice, book them! They are extremely versatile and will work to please you. I booked the band for my daughter's post wedding reception. They exceeded my expectations. We had so much fun and our guests are still talking about the party. They played soft jazz during the dinner hour and evolved into full dance mode. The band played to the crowd, especially my three year old niece who danced the entire night. I'm looking for any reason to book them again.Sent on 11/01/2016
Lauren · Married on 09/19/2015
The Band Etc. was amazing. They kept our guests on the dance floor the entire night! Highly recommend booking them as you won't regret it. They played a great mix of songs that related to all age groups and sounded incredible. We couldn't have been happier booking them.Sent on 10/20/2015
User5480072 · 2+ years ago
As a trumpet player who graduated from a top school of music, I have to say that I was cautious when picking out a band to play at my wedding. Luckily, I found the Band Etc. They were extremely professional, excellent musicians, and created a party atmosphere that unfortunately had to end at the stroke of midnight because that was when the wedding venue closed, haha. We could have listened and danced for another two hours, probably. I would recommend this band to anyone who appreciates live musicians who are excellent at not only playing, but creating a great party atmosphere. 5 out of 5.Sent on 09/29/2015
Lisa · Married on 07/11/2015
Band etc. exceed our expectations! Growing up with parents who love a great wedding band and being in the wedding industry for over ten years I knew the importance of having a live band! I would recommend them ALWAYS!Sent on 08/20/2015
User5343724 · 2+ years ago
Awesome Awesome band and entertainment. Love the blend for voices, horns, and song selections! If I had more kids to marry hands-down I would contract this band. Thank you for making our daughter's wedding a more memorable event!Sent on 08/13/2015
lauren · Married on 05/31/2008
This band is great! They kept the party going at our reception and made it so fun to dance. They sound awesome and are very easy and helpful to work with... highly recommended!Sent on 06/17/2008
Lisa · Married on 09/03/2017
I can't thank you and Darrin enough for pulling off a flawless evening. We received so many compliments especially during the dinner hour. My husband was in awe of "Summer Wind" which my son and I danced to as our mother/son dance. It was as if Frank was there in person. Finally, the dance music was so much fun. I hope the band could tell our guests loved their "the band, etc", experience, since they got on stage for a couple of songs. Please feel free to use me as a reference.Sent on 09/12/2017
User6838671 · 2+ years ago
The Band Etc. was truly great to work with. This was for a themed event and they did a great job at accommodating our requests. I would highly recommend!Sent on 06/14/2016
User5343657 · 2+ years ago
We hired the Band ETC for our Nov. Indianapolis wedding reception and they did an amazing job! They were professional in interactions and talented musicians!Sent on 08/13/2015
Planning an out of town wedding, I was not sure what to expect when selecting a band and unfortunately they didn’t have many online reviews at the time. However, they were the prefect band and I highly recommend them
They did a great job emceeing the night and making sure everything went smoothly. We provided Larry with a specific timeline, and he was willing and able to execute it smoothly. Additional recorded music to be played during their breaks was easy to organize and coordinate with them. They were flexible enough to add an additional band member (saxophone) the week of the wedding at our request. Having a horn added to the full sound and was well-worth the additional cost if you have room in your budget.
Larry and Darren were willing to provide references and were quick to respond to emails as the event date drew near. Their playlist had more songs we wanted them to play than we had hours in our reception. I enjoyed highlighting my favorites which they made sure to play. That said, there were a couple songs on the list that they were unable to play as we did not hire both lead singers, so just be sure to check with them if there are specific songs you want played and aren’t hiring the full band. We were pleased with our complement of musicians.
Many guests commented on how great and fun the band was! They kept the guests on the dance floor and entertained all evening. At the end of our reception, guests were chanting for “one more song”. We couldn’t have been happier with our experience hiring the Band ETC. They were certainly one of the highlights of our wedding reception!
Lynn · event on: 05/10/2018
The Band Etc... definitely knew how to bring the party. We hired them for our company's Year End Party and they did a fantastic job. They didn't take any short cuts on the music- even whipping out a couple surprises in some songs that our guests loved.Sent on 05/16/2018
They were very easy to work with and incredibly responsive- keeping in contact when necessary, answering my questions in a very timely manner, and being flexible on set up times the day of our event. We will definitely keep them in mind for future events!