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Amanda · Married on 09/08/2018
Where can i begin with The Benjamin's? I cannot say enough how truly amazing this band is. From start to finish, the music at our wedding was ON POINT. We filled out our preference sheet, and Joe & co. did the rest! Every single song had all of my guests on the floor. There was not a moment when my guests were not dancing. They truly knew just when to play what song. You can put your 100 percent full trust in them. People came up to me all night complementing how truly amazing they were. They even let my sister get up with them to rap Ice Ice Baby, which was a total hit. Dennis - the drummer and MC- killed it as well. They truly made my wedding a night to remember. They are the only band you should hire to play at your wedding!!!!!! Amanda and Tom
Erica · Married on 02/02/2019
Best Band Ever!
The Benjamins made our wedding!!! We hired them to do our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception and we couldn't be happier! I cannot express how much fun we had because of them. People are asking us what occasion we can hire them next for. The dance floor was packed all night, they know how to keep a crowd moving and were so chill when it came to our rowdy guests. We worked with Joe throughout the whole process and gave him full reign. My only criteria was keeping everyone up and moving and they delivered!!! If you're looking for an awesome band that is the full package stop wasting your time and hire the Benjamins!!!
Lauren Parliman · Married on 12/08/2018
I had The Benjamins play my 40th birthday party and they were amazing! They got the whole crowd dancing and made the night so much fun. Their performance is awesome and they are super easy to work with. I highly recommend them for any occasion.
Justine · Married on 12/01/2018
Drop everything you're doing and book this band for your wedding now!
I do not even know where to begin this review! This was by far the best investment we made for our wedding. We had the best time...as did our guests!
Our wedding ran like clock work thanks to their impeccable planning and attention to detail. They even worked with the best man last minute to play one of our favorite songs. The timing was perfect. I did not leave the dance floor...even when the band was on break - their playlists were epic and the party did not stop! The songs they played were perfect and they truly pay attention to the party to see what song should be played or skipped! we had guests of all ages and the dance floor was PACKED the entire night.
Thank you Joe, Dennis, and the rest of the Benjamins for making our wedding PERFECT!!!!!!!!!
Lauren Gambino · Married on 10/26/2018
Best wedding band of all time
MOST AMAZING WEDDING BAND! The Benjamins MADE our wedding the most fun, rockin', amazing time. Everyone, young and old, was on the dance floor ALL night! Seriously, there was not one lull in the night-- everyone was dancing and having the best time. The song selection was perfect. They played all of the songs we wanted to hear and they sounded SO good. Seriously fantastic musicians! Every single guest raved about them. From start to finish, working with the Benjamins was super easy. They are professional and damn good at what they do. I can go on and on but I think I hit it-- our wedding was fantastic because of them! If you want everyone to have the time of their lives at your event, The Benjamins are a MUST!
Erin Weinberg · Married on 10/19/2018
If you want to have a wedding where all of your guests have fun and don't stop dancing you have to hire The Benjamins! Our guests couldn't stop raving about how much fun our wedding was thanks to their amazing musical talents! They know just how to get everyone up on their feet dancing and keep them there! I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to have the best time!!
Andrew Priece · Married on 10/11/2018
Must have at your wedding
Everyone that attended our wedding says that was the best band they have ever seen at a wedding. We knew we had to book the Benjamins after watching them play at bar americana. They performed an acoustic 5 piece during the reception and absolutely nailed it. From the moment they started our family and friends were on their feet. Joe and Dennis are very professional and very responsive. We told them what types of songs we like and let them do their thing. Dennis was a perfect MC. He is very entertaining and can naturally get the crowd going. We were amazed by the performance of the Benjamins and have been recommending them to everyone we talk to.
Penny · Married on 10/07/2018
The Perfect Wedding Band
The Benjamins are AWESOME! We found them because they play at a local bar in our town. Everytime we ever saw them we always had a great time so we knew they needed to the band that played at our wedding. We dealt with Joe and Dennis. They were both helpful and made sure that we would have the perfect playlist for our special day. I needed particular songs and Dennis was able to find them and add them to make sure they were played that night. The music was perfect. My guests and I did not stop dancing the entire night. They brought an energy and sense of fun that made the night so amazing. I cannot say enough about The Benjamins and can’t wait to see them perform again. We were so lucky to have them be our wedding band. Thank you for making the night so perfect. If you need a wedding band you can’t go wrong with The Benjamins, so definitely pick them. You will have the best night of your life.
Jennifer · Married on 08/17/2018
If you are reading this review in search of a wedding band, look no further. The Benjamins were absolutely incredible at our August wedding!
One month has passed and people are still talking about their performance. Friends who had seen them before were so excited to hear they were playing our wedding. And the few guests that had not heard them before were instant fans. The band got our reception party started immediately and got everyone on the dance floor. We did not stop dancing the entire night. It was everything we had hoped for and more!
The Benjamins were incredibly easy to work with throughout the entire planning process, as well. I never had any doubts that our requests would be filled and that our guests would have a great time!
Thank you to Joey and The Benjamins for helping make our we wedding such a memorable occasion!
Gavin · Married on 08/11/2018
Absolutely amazing, had the 4 piece band for a 40th birthday backyard party. Besides sounding great and nailing every request we had, they were true professionals and a blast to be around. The band literally went on in the pouring rain as our phones were vibrating with flash flood warnings. Didn't skip a beat!!! All ours friends are still buzzing and awaiting the invite to the next party. Thx for an amazing 40th and a specific thank you to Dennis as I will be singing, "here comes the rain again" in my head forever..... Rock on! Bridget and Gavin
Lauren Biondi · Married on 07/14/2018
Book for an Unbelievable Dance Party!
The Benjamins absolutely made our July 2018 wedding reception into the most fun dance party I've ever been to! They were easy to work with and incredible day of. Our guests had the best time ever and I never sat down the entire night!! Thank you guys so much! Definitely recommend booking them asap!
Rosemary · Married on 06/24/2018
We had them at a back yard party back in June! They were amazing! They bring a great feel good vibe every time I see them, by far my favorite cover band! I would definitely recommend them!
Melissa · Married on 06/10/2018
We planned our entire wedding around the availability of The Benjamin’s. I have been going to see them for years...best band ever!!!!
I wanted a friend to sing at my ceremony and Joe was so accommodating to meet and rehearse with her.
The energy that the band has is incredible!!! I highlighted a few favorite songs but let them go with what they do best, they feed off the crowd.
Joe is responsive to any and all of your needs up until the day of your wedding!!
DJ/MC/Drummer Dennis is amazing!!! Took all requests and kept the crowd going!!
The ONLY band to hire, you will not be disappointed!!
Thank you for making our wedding the best day ever!!! 6-10-2018 Melissa & John
Jessica · Married on 06/03/2018
We have been following the Benjamins for a while now, and we always said that when we got married — they would be the ones to create the soundtrack for our day!! Well, that day finally came — June 3rd 2018. We booked the Benjamins for our wedding without hesitation because we knew it was the best choice we could have made and we were SO right!! We left our playlist TOTALLY in their hands — trusting them to play off the crowd rather than micromanaging. They did SUCH an amazing job, everyone was out dancing from young to old. Every single guest complimented us on our choice and said they only wish we could have danced and rocked out longer!! Dennis the drummer was our MC for the night and he was lively and funny and kept the crowds attention. Our wedding Day was perfect, I would not have changed a thing... and I attribute a very big part of that perfection to the Benjamins, because they set the stage for an amazing, fun-filled, High energy night!! Thank you so much again for everything, I only wish we could relive it over and over again!! Love, Jessica & Danny
Whitney · Married on 06/02/2018
We have enjoyed seeing the Benjamin’s play for about the past 5+ years starting at Joe Pop’s in LBI and continuing throughout New Jersey! When it came to picking a band for our wedding we had no hesitation that it would be the Benjamin’s! We called them immediately to make sure we could book them for our big day! Joe and Dennis were such a pleasure to work with and answered every and any question we had. Their energy and passion is something you see the minute you’re in their presence. They put on such an amazing show at our wedding and truly made it so special! They knew exactly how to keep the party going and made it special to us by playing songs they know Parker and I loved. Our guests are still talking about how spectacular the music was and how the dance floor was never empty! The Benjamin’s have become friends of ours throughout our whole planning process and we are so fortunate they were able to make our wedding truly the most amazing day of our life! We whole heartedly trusted them and knew they wouldn’t disappoint and we had nothing to worry about! They are some of the most down to earth, fun, talented people ever and you will be missing out if you don’t have them a part of your wedding day! We love you guys! Cheers! Love, Whitney & Parker 6/2/2018
Boris · Married on 05/27/2018
Absolutely unbelievable wedding experience with The Benjamins. We had them at our wedding Memorial Day Weekend and they were the absolute hit of the party. Guests were coming up to us all night and in the days afterwards and saying that they were the best wedding band they had ever seen, and we agree!
Dennis was super accommodating with all of our requests (and there were a lot - sorry Dennis!) and worked with us to make sure it all went off without a hitch. He was an amazing MC and DJ (and drummer!) during the event and nailed everything we asked of him. He took the time to chat with us several times prior to the event and reviewed, multiple times, the exact order of events for the night, it was wonderful and we felt like we were in good hands.
Joe was also extremely helpful in planning the whole event, from the ceremony music, to the cocktail hour music, he was in constant contact with us leading up to the event to make sure that we had everything setup the way we wanted it. They even took a special request for ceremony music and they able to accommodate it with flying colors, it was absolutely awesome. Joe also did an amazing job of working with me during the reception to make sure that everything was going according to plan and making sure that any on-the-fly requests were handled right away. It was far beyond what we expected.
Their management team (We worked with Chriss) was super responsive, super clear and super helpful throughout the whole process. Any questions we had were answered right away and with perfect clarity.
If you've ever been to one of their shows, you will know how amazing their energy and quality is, and they brought that same energy to our wedding, everybody had an absolute blast and my groomsmen danced so hard their pants were torn to shreds. It was a magical night and it would not have been as amazing if it weren't for The Benjamins.
Thank you guys!!!!!
- Boris and Katie
Robyn · Married on 05/05/2018
We were fortunate enough to book our music with the benjamins and they really kept the party going! Joe and his crew were absolutely amazing to work with! They answered any questions we had, got back to us quickly when we needed to reach them and were just incredible people to work with. We had a really big wedding and wanted to do out best to please everyone in the room. The benjamins did just that. They included all genres of music and the dance floor was always packed. They did acoustic music for our ceremony, an acoustic guitar and piano as well as male and female singer for the cocktail hour, and for the reception we had the full 8 piece band. It was insane how fast everyone would get out of their seats when the music started. The first dance, father daughter dance, and mother son dance were done by the band as well and they sounded exactly how we wanted them to. They were involved with the crowd, let us on stage and just kept the party going all night. I got so many compliments after the wedding and am recommending them to everyone I know looking for the best band in new jersey!
Laura · Married on 02/10/2018
I have been a fan of the benjamins for years! They are by far the most energetic and talented band that plays at our local bars. As soon as I booked my wedding I reached out to them. From that minute on they were complete professionals. Joe was always quick to respond to questions. When it came time to finalizing the playlist and the timeline Joe and Dennis spent hours on the phone with us. They have so much experience so they were able to tell us what worked and didn’t work at other weddings. The night of our wedding they ROCKED. The dance floor was packed the entire night. We didn’t do a sit down dinner- and many people didn’t ever leave the dance floor. Guests were constantly RAVING about the band that night and my phone has not stopped ringing telling me the same thing. I am a musician myself and I can tell you I have never seen a better wedding band. I have even been to weddings where my friends paid over 20,000 for their bands... the benjamins were so much better than those! If you want your guests dancing all night- look No where else... the benjamins are it!!! Thank you guys for making our wedding the night of our dreams! - Laura and Jon
Matt · Married on 12/16/2017
After getting engaged my fiancé and I put together a priority list for our wedding and near the top of that was an awesome band or DJ. We wanted the dance floor to be packed all night. Living in NJ for so many years, the Benjamins stood out from all the times they preformed at the local bars. From there we pickup up the phone and talked to Joe about our wedding, our date was available, and the rest is history. Joe provided us with several options and details for our wedding that made it fun to plan. On top of the Benjamins 3 set performance, they provided us with a DJ for the entire night. Dennis was awesome, before the wedding he prepped us perfectly to ensure our entrances, speeches, and music were amazing. The night of our wedding, Joe came up to my wife and I with a little surprise for us and it was to tell us they added an extra piece to the band for the night since he was not feeling 100%. You would have never know that cause they did not miss a beat all night! It was so much fun to work with The Benjamins and we can’t thank them enough for providing amazing entertainment for our wedding and for keeping the dance floor packed all night. We still have friends and family taking about the band at our wedding and telling us they want to see them again. Although nothing will top our wedding performance, we can’t to attend an event with the Benjamins in the future.
Christina · Married on 12/09/2017
Would give them an even higher rating if possible! We had our ceremony off-site so they provided us with music during the cocktail hour and reception. Fabulous acoustic during cocktail and dinner and a PARTY during the last few hours of the reception. Because they also have a DJ as part of their group to cover songs during the band's sets, we really felt like we got the best of both worlds. Our guests didn't stop talking about the band for weeks. They were really easy to work with, made us feel at ease, and were really great at reading the crowd and getting people dancing. We had a full dance floor all night - would highly recommend!
Jenna · Married on 11/18/2017
The Benjamin's played our wedding at the Laurita Winery on 11/18/17. I knew when I was planning my wedding I wanted a band. The 1st band I thought of was the Benjamin's. I have been going to bars with them all across NJ from Hoboken down to the Jersey Shore. They are always a fun time! Joe and the band always put on a great show and make it a blast. They were so easy to work with and knew exactly what we wanted. From the acoustic singing by Joe during the cocktail hour to the reception they were amazing! They knew how to get the party started. The dance floor was rocking and everyone had a fantastic time. They played everything we asked for and even ended with our party favorite Scotty Doesn't Know! Our friends were so excited about that as it was a group favorite. Everyone has been telling us about how great the band was ever since the wedding. I totally recommend them, you won't be disappointed! If you are in NJ, look up their schedule and go see them play at the bar. You will see first hand how great they truly are!
Kara · Married on 11/11/2017
The Benjamins performed at our wedding on 11/11/17 at Crystal Springs Resort (Grand Cascades Lodge) and it was the GREATEST experience of our entire lives. I can't even put into words how UNREAL this band is. From the second our bridal party walked in, the reception turned into the most epic dance party ever. Each and every song they chose was perfect, between the cocktail hour acoustic, to Joe's dinner solo session, to the dance party sing alongs. Joe was so great to work with and made me feel so comfortable throughout the whole process. Dennis (the DJ, MC, and drummer) was also awesome to work with and got the crowd hyped before we even walked through the door. Our family and friends were SO SO impressed and can not stop raving about how much fun they had (seriously, they won't stop talking about you guys). I can't say enough good things about this group. DO NOT look anywhere else. I have seen cheesy wedding bands and this is the complete opposite of that. You will have the greatest wedding experience ever. I would not even consider having any other band or group! I can't wait to see how many of my guests choose to have The Benjamins at their own weddings, because of the amazing time they had at our wedding. You guys are so AWESOME and I wish we could relive that night over and over again. Thank you, thank you, thank you for making our wedding an absolute DREAM!
Kara and Tom Saley
Alison · Married on 10/21/2017
I can't put into words how amazing The Benjamins were. From the gorgeous piano playing during the ceremony to the mesmerizing acoustic guitar during the cocktail hour to the upbeat, nonstop dance party at the reception. Pure excellence!!! The whole team was very easy to work with and played the songs we requested. But the icing on the cake was surprising us with letting my now husband's sister play a song on the guitar with them! I knew I didn't want a "wedding" band so when I saw them play in Montclair last summer, I booked them instantaneously. The were definitely a crowd pleaser so if you're looking for the best night of your life, these are your guys!!!
Ashley · Married on 10/07/2017
The Benjamins were by far the best part of my wedding! From the acoustic guitar playing as I walked down the aisle, to everyone rocking out on the dance floor during the reception, everything was perfect! I can't tell you how many of our friends and family are still telling us that they were the best wedding band they've ever heard. Thank you so much guys <3 You truly made the night!
Megan · Married on 10/06/2017
The Benjamins played at our wedding on 10/6/17. After going to see the Benjamins at Joe Pops in LBI for years, we knew we couldn't have our wedding without them! Joe was super helpful in helping us arrange an acoustic guitarist for our beach ceremony, and even brought a mic for our officiant. We had a keyboardist for cocktail hour, then after that Dennis the DJ/MC/drummer extraordinaire got our intros and dances started smoothly. Once The Benjamins got started, no one left the dance floor the entire night and all of our guest had a blast! They were super accommodating, played all our favorite songs, and closed out the night with Rage Against the Machine. Literally nothing could have been better--can't wait to see them again this summer!