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45 Riots

New York , NY
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LOCATION

149 Madison Ave, #1135
New York, NY US 10016 (map)

PHONE

917-745-3379

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ABOUT US

45 Riots is a modern collective of first-call performing, recording, and touring musicians, operating with resolute focus, attention-to-detail, veteran experience, and artistic... Read more
45 Riots is a modern collective of first-call performing, recording, and touring musicians, operating with resolute focus, attention-to-detail, veteran experience, and artistic verve.

Please visit our official website for client testimony and reviews, more photos and information about our services, and much more. www.45riots.com

When you contact 45 Riots you will deal directly with the musicial director of the company who will be providing expert information about our operations, contracting the ensemble, preparing all of the details of your wedding leading up to the actual event, directing the band onstage as well as performing in the ensemble, and continuing a long-lasting relationship with you after the event is successfully completed. We come to rock and settle for nothing short of pure inspiration at every performance. Read less
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60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Blues, Classic Rock, Classical, Dance, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Reggae, Rock, Soul, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

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Samantha
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
45 Riots played at my wedding and I could not have been happier with their performance. Literally every single person in the room was on the dance floor and I truly felt like I was at a concert watching the band members play. They were upbeat, fun, energetic, and truly amazing to work with. It was such a pleasure working with Adam. He was professional and extremely thorough. We felt very confident in his hands.

Both our event designer and our caterer commented that they have never seen so many people dancing for so long. My husband and I never once sat down at our seats and my mom was shocked that all of her friends were dancing so much. I think it is truly a testament to the talent and energy of 45 Riots.
45 Riots played at my wedding and I could not have been happier with their performance. Literally every single person in Read more...
45 Riots played at my wedding and I could not have been happier with their performance. Literally every single person in the room was on the dance floor and I truly felt like I was at a concert watching the band members play. They were upbeat, fun, energetic, and truly amazing to work with. It was such a pleasure working with Adam. He was professional and extremely thorough. We felt very confident in his hands.

Both our event designer and our caterer commented that they have never seen so many people dancing for so long. My husband and I never once sat down at our seats and my mom was shocked that all of her friends were dancing so much. I think it is truly a testament to the talent and energy of 45 Riots. Read less
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Ali
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
We had 45 Riots play for our wedding on 9/27/14, and we still have people telling us nonstop how unbelievably incredible they were! They had everyone up on the dance floor and were really intuitive at reading the group, so they knew when to play some slower songs or songs for different ages. I can't say enough about how amazing they were every step of the way. Adam was so organized and made me feel so confident that they had all of our requests in mind. It was truly a night we won't forget, in large part to them!
We had 45 Riots play for our wedding on 9/27/14, and we still have people telling us nonstop how unbelievably incredible Read more...
We had 45 Riots play for our wedding on 9/27/14, and we still have people telling us nonstop how unbelievably incredible they were! They had everyone up on the dance floor and were really intuitive at reading the group, so they knew when to play some slower songs or songs for different ages. I can't say enough about how amazing they were every step of the way. Adam was so organized and made me feel so confident that they had all of our requests in mind. It was truly a night we won't forget, in large part to them! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
I heard about 45 Riots through a close friend. After seeing them play live at BB Kings in the city I knew I had to have them at our wedding. Adam was wonderful, so easy to bounce ideas off of and always quick to respond to any number of my questions either by phone or email. I felt extremely confident in having them be a part of our day and looking back, I couldn't have imagined it any other way.

I have gotten so many compliments from both our friends as well as older family members, all of whom were on the dance floor. You couldn't help but dance when you saw and heard the band's energy!!
I heard about 45 Riots through a close friend. After seeing them play live at BB Kings in the city I knew I had to have Read more...
I heard about 45 Riots through a close friend. After seeing them play live at BB Kings in the city I knew I had to have them at our wedding. Adam was wonderful, so easy to bounce ideas off of and always quick to respond to any number of my questions either by phone or email. I felt extremely confident in having them be a part of our day and looking back, I couldn't have imagined it any other way.

I have gotten so many compliments from both our friends as well as older family members, all of whom were on the dance floor. You couldn't help but dance when you saw and heard the band's energy!! Read less
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Kavita
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
We had the most amazing time with JJ and 45 Riots at our wedding. I can't even put into words how perfect they were. We could not stop dancing and we heard nothing but compliments from our guests. They were so professional, fun and easy to work with and we would recommend 45 Riots to anyone and everyone! The guys knocked it out of the park for us. They were the talk of our wedding, the band was as tight as we knew they would be, but the energy level they put forth was beyond any expectations we had. The band was the engine that made our party as crazy as we wanted it to be and we appreciate the professionalism displayed through every stage of our process with 45 Riots. JJ and his team were pure energy from start to finish and ensured that we will NEVER forget our wedding!
We had the most amazing time with JJ and 45 Riots at our wedding. I can't even put into words how perfect they were. We Read more...
We had the most amazing time with JJ and 45 Riots at our wedding. I can't even put into words how perfect they were. We could not stop dancing and we heard nothing but compliments from our guests. They were so professional, fun and easy to work with and we would recommend 45 Riots to anyone and everyone! The guys knocked it out of the park for us. They were the talk of our wedding, the band was as tight as we knew they would be, but the energy level they put forth was beyond any expectations we had. The band was the engine that made our party as crazy as we wanted it to be and we appreciate the professionalism displayed through every stage of our process with 45 Riots. JJ and his team were pure energy from start to finish and ensured that we will NEVER forget our wedding! Read less
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shannon
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
The 45 Riots put on the most amazing performance at our wedding! WeI cannot express how lucky we feel to have had them perform. They made the night for us - all we ever wanted was to host the party of a lifetime and they made that happen!

Each of the band members is so clearly gifted and together they are absolutely fabulous! Our guests could not stop raving about the band!

Not only did they put on the performance of a lifetime, but working with Adam and the band was SO easy. He was professional and easily accessible throughout the entire process.

We would HIGHLY recommend this band - YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!!

Thank you again to the 45 Riots for making our wedding so special!
The 45 Riots put on the most amazing performance at our wedding! WeI cannot express how lucky we feel to have had them Read more...
The 45 Riots put on the most amazing performance at our wedding! WeI cannot express how lucky we feel to have had them perform. They made the night for us - all we ever wanted was to host the party of a lifetime and they made that happen!

Each of the band members is so clearly gifted and together they are absolutely fabulous! Our guests could not stop raving about the band!

Not only did they put on the performance of a lifetime, but working with Adam and the band was SO easy. He was professional and easily accessible throughout the entire process.

We would HIGHLY recommend this band - YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!!

Thank you again to the 45 Riots for making our wedding so special! Read less
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Brooke
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
We used 45 Riots at our 7/26/14 wedding at The Garrison Inn. 45 Riots absolutely "made" our wedding. My husband and I love dancing (even if we are not very good at it) and we love music so we knew that the band choice was incredibly important to us. Our friends (who also love to dance and who also love music) were blown away all night by 45 riots. We keep getting cards and emails about how much fun everyone had dancing at our wedding.

45 Riots is much more than your typical wedding band. They are true musicians with amazing talent. They listened to all of our requests and were able to perform very new songs. Plus, you can tell they absolutely love what they do!

On a professional level they were punctual, responsive, and very organized. I had phone calls and an in-person meeting with Adam Mason who runs 45 riots. He made specific notes about all of my requests and he called our venue coordinator beforehand to make sure everyone was on the same page. Lastly, Adam and the other members of 45 riots are some of the sweetest people I have ever met. I cannot thank them enough for making our wedding so fun and memorable!
We used 45 Riots at our 7/26/14 wedding at The Garrison Inn. 45 Riots absolutely "made" our wedding. My husband and I love Read more...
We used 45 Riots at our 7/26/14 wedding at The Garrison Inn. 45 Riots absolutely "made" our wedding. My husband and I love dancing (even if we are not very good at it) and we love music so we knew that the band choice was incredibly important to us. Our friends (who also love to dance and who also love music) were blown away all night by 45 riots. We keep getting cards and emails about how much fun everyone had dancing at our wedding.

45 Riots is much more than your typical wedding band. They are true musicians with amazing talent. They listened to all of our requests and were able to perform very new songs. Plus, you can tell they absolutely love what they do!

On a professional level they were punctual, responsive, and very organized. I had phone calls and an in-person meeting with Adam Mason who runs 45 riots. He made specific notes about all of my requests and he called our venue coordinator beforehand to make sure everyone was on the same page. Lastly, Adam and the other members of 45 riots are some of the sweetest people I have ever met. I cannot thank them enough for making our wedding so fun and memorable! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Like many grooms I had the good fortune of being able to sit back as my future wife did most of the heavy lifting of our wedding planning. But when it came time to pick our wedding band something snapped in me and I went into full-on Groomzilla mode. I didn't care about table arrangements or up-lighting or font styles, but I felt adamantly that I needed to find the perfect wedding band that would keep the dance floor packed all night long and have everyone talking the next day at brunch. I channeled my inner Simon Cowell and one by one eliminated bands that I watched videos of online or saw in person until thankfully I eventually found 45 Riots. After watching a video of them online, my wife and traveled from Philly to New York to hear them play live, and that's when I was sure I had found our band. Their musicianship was incredible, their vibe was super fun without trending into cheesy wedding band, and every song of every style they just knocked out of the park. Amazingly, they only continued to impress us from then on. Adam was a pleasure to work with and somehow managed to make coordinating with us out-of-towners and accommodating our requests look easy. Our wedding planner was equally impressed at how professional Adam and the band were and how great they were to work with leading up to and during our event. Most importantly of all, they didn't disappoint on our wedding day as our reception flowed great and the party rocked thanks to 45 Riots. My only regret would be that night flew by me in a blur and it was over too fast, so to whomever reads this: please hire 45 Riots for your wedding....and then make sure I get the invite!
Like many grooms I had the good fortune of being able to sit back as my future wife did most of the heavy lifting of our Read more...
Like many grooms I had the good fortune of being able to sit back as my future wife did most of the heavy lifting of our wedding planning. But when it came time to pick our wedding band something snapped in me and I went into full-on Groomzilla mode. I didn't care about table arrangements or up-lighting or font styles, but I felt adamantly that I needed to find the perfect wedding band that would keep the dance floor packed all night long and have everyone talking the next day at brunch. I channeled my inner Simon Cowell and one by one eliminated bands that I watched videos of online or saw in person until thankfully I eventually found 45 Riots. After watching a video of them online, my wife and traveled from Philly to New York to hear them play live, and that's when I was sure I had found our band. Their musicianship was incredible, their vibe was super fun without trending into cheesy wedding band, and every song of every style they just knocked out of the park. Amazingly, they only continued to impress us from then on. Adam was a pleasure to work with and somehow managed to make coordinating with us out-of-towners and accommodating our requests look easy. Our wedding planner was equally impressed at how professional Adam and the band were and how great they were to work with leading up to and during our event. Most importantly of all, they didn't disappoint on our wedding day as our reception flowed great and the party rocked thanks to 45 Riots. My only regret would be that night flew by me in a blur and it was over too fast, so to whomever reads this: please hire 45 Riots for your wedding....and then make sure I get the invite! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We'll always have great memories of our wedding, and 45 Riots is a huge reason why. First, before getting to how outstanding the band itself was, Adam Mason - the group's musical director - was awesome to deal with. Throughout the entire planning process, Adam was a total professional, consistently timely and thorough in communicating with us. He was more than willing to bring the band down to Philadelphia, and subsequently went on to accommodate any and all additional requests that we made. It was clear that Adam and the band were committed to doing whatever it took to make the night special for us. They couldn't have made it easier for us to trust them with our vision for their role in the wedding.

As for the music, it was flat-out phenomenal. Prior to the wedding, we had been very impressed with what we had heard from the group after checking out its music videos, and also having gone to one of their shows at B.B. King's. The night of our wedding, though, 45 Riots completely exceeded all expectations. The procession / recession music was done with an excellent touch, while the playlist for the dance sets built up great momentum throughout the night. As the band worked through a diverse batch of material, which ranged from pop to R&B to rock, and to rap, they managed to transition seamlessly between contemporary and classic hits, all while putting their own distinct, energetic stamps on every song. The musicianship was superb. It was really fun to hear a group do its own thing, and be original. In no way did anything about 45 Riots sound cliched, stale, or tired; their playing was passionate, inspired, soulful, and of exceptional quality.

All in all, we couldn't have been happier with having chosen 45 Riots to play our wedding. They came ready to party, and made sure that we and all of our guests did just that the entire night.
We'll always have great memories of our wedding, and 45 Riots is a huge reason why. First, before getting to how Read more...
We'll always have great memories of our wedding, and 45 Riots is a huge reason why. First, before getting to how outstanding the band itself was, Adam Mason - the group's musical director - was awesome to deal with. Throughout the entire planning process, Adam was a total professional, consistently timely and thorough in communicating with us. He was more than willing to bring the band down to Philadelphia, and subsequently went on to accommodate any and all additional requests that we made. It was clear that Adam and the band were committed to doing whatever it took to make the night special for us. They couldn't have made it easier for us to trust them with our vision for their role in the wedding.

As for the music, it was flat-out phenomenal. Prior to the wedding, we had been very impressed with what we had heard from the group after checking out its music videos, and also having gone to one of their shows at B.B. King's. The night of our wedding, though, 45 Riots completely exceeded all expectations. The procession / recession music was done with an excellent touch, while the playlist for the dance sets built up great momentum throughout the night. As the band worked through a diverse batch of material, which ranged from pop to R&B to rock, and to rap, they managed to transition seamlessly between contemporary and classic hits, all while putting their own distinct, energetic stamps on every song. The musicianship was superb. It was really fun to hear a group do its own thing, and be original. In no way did anything about 45 Riots sound cliched, stale, or tired; their playing was passionate, inspired, soulful, and of exceptional quality.

All in all, we couldn't have been happier with having chosen 45 Riots to play our wedding. They came ready to party, and made sure that we and all of our guests did just that the entire night. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We chose 45 Riots for their independent presence and their excellent musical abilities.
And we were definitely NOT disappointed! We had such a great time on the dance floor and our friends continue to rave about our band months after the wedding. From the beginning, Adam was very professional and accommodated all of our wishes. On the wedding day, all the band members
were incredibly enthusiastic and brought great energy to the party! Thank you 45 Riots for making our wedding day so memorable!

-KC
We chose 45 Riots for their independent presence and their excellent musical abilities.
And we were definitely NOT Read more...
We chose 45 Riots for their independent presence and their excellent musical abilities.
And we were definitely NOT disappointed! We had such a great time on the dance floor and our friends continue to rave about our band months after the wedding. From the beginning, Adam was very professional and accommodated all of our wishes. On the wedding day, all the band members
were incredibly enthusiastic and brought great energy to the party! Thank you 45 Riots for making our wedding day so memorable!

-KC Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
6/8/2014
5.0/5.0
If you want your wedding band/music to be amazing and don't want a cheesy tired wedding band- go with 45 Riots!! They were simply amazing and perfect from beginning to end. They provided ceremony music exactly the songs I wanted beautifully, perfect piano music for cocktail hour, and made the reception an amazing party! They work with you to make the event how you want it and will make sure the entire night is flawless. They even did the Hora perfectly! Everyone was dancing the whole night and the one comment everyone kept giving me was how amazing the band was!! You will not be disappointed, this is a seriously talented and entertaining and professional band. So glad we had them as our wedding band!!
If you want your wedding band/music to be amazing and don't want a cheesy tired wedding band- go with 45 Riots!! They were Read more...
If you want your wedding band/music to be amazing and don't want a cheesy tired wedding band- go with 45 Riots!! They were simply amazing and perfect from beginning to end. They provided ceremony music exactly the songs I wanted beautifully, perfect piano music for cocktail hour, and made the reception an amazing party! They work with you to make the event how you want it and will make sure the entire night is flawless. They even did the Hora perfectly! Everyone was dancing the whole night and the one comment everyone kept giving me was how amazing the band was!! You will not be disappointed, this is a seriously talented and entertaining and professional band. So glad we had them as our wedding band!! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
We would like to thank 45 Riots for their amazing performance!! We felt that music was one of the most important parts to putting together a great wedding celebration. 45 Riots was the perfect band for the job. All of our guests are still talking about how great the music was. As a bride & groom, there is nothing better than having a crowded dance floor. You guys kept the dance floor going all night. We look forward to seeing you guys live again & will be sure to refer our family & friends to you :)
We would like to thank 45 Riots for their amazing performance!! We felt that music was one of the most important parts to Read more...
We would like to thank 45 Riots for their amazing performance!! We felt that music was one of the most important parts to putting together a great wedding celebration. 45 Riots was the perfect band for the job. All of our guests are still talking about how great the music was. As a bride & groom, there is nothing better than having a crowded dance floor. You guys kept the dance floor going all night. We look forward to seeing you guys live again & will be sure to refer our family & friends to you :) Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Adam and the 45 Riots crew really brought the party to our wedding and completely blew away our expectations, which were admittedly quite high to begin with. The pace, vibe, and overall musicianship were absolutely spot on. Donald, Kim, and Inaya formed an amazing front line and the rest of the band was killer as well. They were truly the defining characteristic of our wedding reception, and they are the first thing everyone mentions when reminiscing about the event. And this is coming from a group of highly discriminating musicians and music snobs! Overall amazing job by these guys and we couldn't recommend them highly enough.
Adam and the 45 Riots crew really brought the party to our wedding and completely blew away our expectations, which were Read more...
Adam and the 45 Riots crew really brought the party to our wedding and completely blew away our expectations, which were admittedly quite high to begin with. The pace, vibe, and overall musicianship were absolutely spot on. Donald, Kim, and Inaya formed an amazing front line and the rest of the band was killer as well. They were truly the defining characteristic of our wedding reception, and they are the first thing everyone mentions when reminiscing about the event. And this is coming from a group of highly discriminating musicians and music snobs! Overall amazing job by these guys and we couldn't recommend them highly enough. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
45 Riots and Adam were perfect for our wedding. Their ability to mix recent hits with oldies pleased our friends and families a like. We were a bit concerned about some of our song requests because they weren't the most popular songs, but the band pulled them off easily and sounded amazing for all of the other songs they played. Our guests were raving about the group for days afterwards.

Adam, the band director, was very easy going and we had multiple planning sessions that made us feel at ease leading up to the reception. He even offered to help us find a new venue when ours fell through by working his network of places throughout the city.

We can't thank them enough.
45 Riots and Adam were perfect for our wedding. Their ability to mix recent hits with oldies pleased our friends and Read more...
45 Riots and Adam were perfect for our wedding. Their ability to mix recent hits with oldies pleased our friends and families a like. We were a bit concerned about some of our song requests because they weren't the most popular songs, but the band pulled them off easily and sounded amazing for all of the other songs they played. Our guests were raving about the group for days afterwards.

Adam, the band director, was very easy going and we had multiple planning sessions that made us feel at ease leading up to the reception. He even offered to help us find a new venue when ours fell through by working his network of places throughout the city.

We can't thank them enough. Read less
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Clare
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Adam and 45 riots made our reception into the best dance party/night of our lives. We had seen them perform a few times before, so we knew how professional and accomplished they were - but they rose above our high expectations.

I just can't say enough about their musicality. Their range is incredible, including a set of Salsa music that had everyone on the dance floor. I could go on and on - each song was better than the last. We had a few musicians as wedding guests, and many telling us afterwards how amazing the band was.

They also made planning so easy - there's enough details to worry about, and they didn't add any stress at all, just the opposite!

I wish we could get married again just so I could have 45riots perform. We will definitely be attending their shows around the city for years to come!! I cannot recommend them highly enough.
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Adam and 45 riots made our reception into the best dance party/night of our lives. We had seen them perform a few times before, so we knew how professional and accomplished they were - but they rose above our high expectations.

I just can't say enough about their musicality. Their range is incredible, including a set of Salsa music that had everyone on the dance floor. I could go on and on - each song was better than the last. We had a few musicians as wedding guests, and many telling us afterwards how amazing the band was.

They also made planning so easy - there's enough details to worry about, and they didn't add any stress at all, just the opposite!

I wish we could get married again just so I could have 45riots perform. We will definitely be attending their shows around the city for years to come!! I cannot recommend them highly enough. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Lauren
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Best? YES! The best. The absolute best. We completely had the desire to hire a band for our wedding but had decided to book a DJ to save money. However, after speaking with Adam Mason and seeing 45 Riots live, there was no way were were not hiring them. They turned out to be, and we knew well before the wedding, the best spent money for our wedding, by far! You can't even quantify how much they will contribute to your event!

Adam is incredible. He is so professional, responsive, accommodating, creative, friendly, fun... everything you could ask for and everything you didn't know you wanted in a vendor. We met several times at 45 Riots shows before even booking and then even more times after. He even set up a salsa set for us with friend Willy Torres and band...they were the perfect addition! Our innumerable communications beforehand left me incredibly comfortable with and excited for the big day.

There aren't enough words for how amazingly talented, fun, professional, party-rocking the band is. Donald (Day) was incredible at getting the families and wedding party together for our entrances and rocked the stage the whole night. Everyone was so much fun, and our guests didnt stop complimenting us on how incredible the band was.

45 Riots should be the top and most in demand band in NYC for everything from small gigs to classy cocktails to all types of weddings and parties!
Best? YES! The best. The absolute best. We completely had the desire to hire a band for our wedding but had decided to Read more...
Best? YES! The best. The absolute best. We completely had the desire to hire a band for our wedding but had decided to book a DJ to save money. However, after speaking with Adam Mason and seeing 45 Riots live, there was no way were were not hiring them. They turned out to be, and we knew well before the wedding, the best spent money for our wedding, by far! You can't even quantify how much they will contribute to your event!

Adam is incredible. He is so professional, responsive, accommodating, creative, friendly, fun... everything you could ask for and everything you didn't know you wanted in a vendor. We met several times at 45 Riots shows before even booking and then even more times after. He even set up a salsa set for us with friend Willy Torres and band...they were the perfect addition! Our innumerable communications beforehand left me incredibly comfortable with and excited for the big day.

There aren't enough words for how amazingly talented, fun, professional, party-rocking the band is. Donald (Day) was incredible at getting the families and wedding party together for our entrances and rocked the stage the whole night. Everyone was so much fun, and our guests didnt stop complimenting us on how incredible the band was.

45 Riots should be the top and most in demand band in NYC for everything from small gigs to classy cocktails to all types of weddings and parties! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
45 Riots is AMAZING!! They made our reception memorable and so much fun! We received compliments from all of our guests on how great the band was. The band was recommended to us and when we went to their showcase we knew they didn't compare to any other band. It was a pleasure to work with Adam. He is responsive and collaborated with us on the set list. We HIGHLY recommend 45 Riots for any wedding or event. They read the room and play excatly what the crowd wants. Stop what you're doing and book them today! Thank you 45 Riots!
45 Riots is AMAZING!! They made our reception memorable and so much fun! We received compliments from all of our guests on Read more...
45 Riots is AMAZING!! They made our reception memorable and so much fun! We received compliments from all of our guests on how great the band was. The band was recommended to us and when we went to their showcase we knew they didn't compare to any other band. It was a pleasure to work with Adam. He is responsive and collaborated with us on the set list. We HIGHLY recommend 45 Riots for any wedding or event. They read the room and play excatly what the crowd wants. Stop what you're doing and book them today! Thank you 45 Riots! Read less
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Ethan
Wedding:
3/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Just had 45 Riots at our wedding this past weekend, and they gave an INCREDIBLE performance. They were frigging RIDICULOUS. I've literally had at least 10 people tell me that they were the best band they've ever seen at a wedding, and EVERY guest I've talked to has complimented them in one way or another. Their setlist was perfect, the playing was spot on, and the energy was unmatchable. Our crowd ate up every minute of it (as did my wife and I) -- 45 Riots KILLED IT. The best wedding band I've ever seen. Period.
Just had 45 Riots at our wedding this past weekend, and they gave an INCREDIBLE performance. They were frigging Read more...
Just had 45 Riots at our wedding this past weekend, and they gave an INCREDIBLE performance. They were frigging RIDICULOUS. I've literally had at least 10 people tell me that they were the best band they've ever seen at a wedding, and EVERY guest I've talked to has complimented them in one way or another. Their setlist was perfect, the playing was spot on, and the energy was unmatchable. Our crowd ate up every minute of it (as did my wife and I) -- 45 Riots KILLED IT. The best wedding band I've ever seen. Period. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Robin
Wedding:
3/22/2014
5.0/5.0
As the mother of the groom, I can, without hesitation, vouch for every member of our family and all of my friends when I say that this band was AWESOME! The music, the personalities, the professionalism, the appearance would all be rated higher than five were it an option. Dealing with Adam (the manager) was sheer pleasure. I can only give accolades. Look no further than this band!
As the mother of the groom, I can, without hesitation, vouch for every member of our family and all of my friends when I Read more...
As the mother of the groom, I can, without hesitation, vouch for every member of our family and all of my friends when I say that this band was AWESOME! The music, the personalities, the professionalism, the appearance would all be rated higher than five were it an option. Dealing with Adam (the manager) was sheer pleasure. I can only give accolades. Look no further than this band! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Jenna
Wedding:
1/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Everyone is still talking about how amazing our band was! From the piano & sax keeping it smooth at the cocktail hour to the 8 piece band throwing it down at the reception - 45 Riots absolutely rocked our wedding. The biggest compliments came from our venue's catering manager and maître d' when they simply said, "Your band is great!" (Keep in mind they hear band after band, weekend after weekend!) Adam was great to work with from the very beginning. What a pleasure it was to work with someone who took our ideas, made them better and then came through on our big night. The volume was perfect, our vocalists were brilliant, the song choices were spot on, they all looked great and who can go wrong with the best dancing trombone player in the biz?!?! They are a true band made up of pure talent, not just a group of musicians put up on a stage. Anyone planning any kind of party, do yourself a favor and bring these guys on. 45 Riots was a huge part of our enormously successful wedding reception! They had literally everyone on the dance floor. We can't thank them enough and can't wait to chill with them at their next NYC gig!
Everyone is still talking about how amazing our band was! From the piano & sax keeping it smooth at the cocktail hour to Read more...
Everyone is still talking about how amazing our band was! From the piano & sax keeping it smooth at the cocktail hour to the 8 piece band throwing it down at the reception - 45 Riots absolutely rocked our wedding. The biggest compliments came from our venue's catering manager and maître d' when they simply said, "Your band is great!" (Keep in mind they hear band after band, weekend after weekend!) Adam was great to work with from the very beginning. What a pleasure it was to work with someone who took our ideas, made them better and then came through on our big night. The volume was perfect, our vocalists were brilliant, the song choices were spot on, they all looked great and who can go wrong with the best dancing trombone player in the biz?!?! They are a true band made up of pure talent, not just a group of musicians put up on a stage. Anyone planning any kind of party, do yourself a favor and bring these guys on. 45 Riots was a huge part of our enormously successful wedding reception! They had literally everyone on the dance floor. We can't thank them enough and can't wait to chill with them at their next NYC gig! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Andrea
Wedding:
1/10/2014
5.0/5.0
AWESOME - heard them at a friends wedding! really great!
AWESOME - heard them at a friends wedding! really great!
AWESOME - heard them at a friends wedding! really great! Read less
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Tanya
Wedding:
12/14/2013
5.0/5.0
This band is THE band for your wedding!!!

From hearing the band on the 45 Riots website, to booking them, to having them perform at our wedding, my husband and I were never disappointed. They made our night complete with a superb mix of professionalism and sheer music talent: From Elvis to the Killers, this band can do it all! Donald was the perfect host on the microphone and he got the party going with the rest of the band. I don't think one person for the last hour was sitting at my wedding, everyone was on the dance floor! If you are looking for a band for any event, check out one of their live shows when they play in NYC, and I promise after the show, there will be a booking for 45 Riots in your near future.
This band is THE band for your wedding!!!

From hearing the band on the 45 Riots website, to booking them, to Read more...
This band is THE band for your wedding!!!

From hearing the band on the 45 Riots website, to booking them, to having them perform at our wedding, my husband and I were never disappointed. They made our night complete with a superb mix of professionalism and sheer music talent: From Elvis to the Killers, this band can do it all! Donald was the perfect host on the microphone and he got the party going with the rest of the band. I don't think one person for the last hour was sitting at my wedding, everyone was on the dance floor! If you are looking for a band for any event, check out one of their live shows when they play in NYC, and I promise after the show, there will be a booking for 45 Riots in your near future. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Maryanne
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
We used 45 Riots for wedding recently and I had to write a review for these guys because they were absolutely amazing! I lost count of the number of people telling us how awesome this band. We worked with Adam, who plays as well, from start to finish and he was so great to work with. He was responsive, so professional and really flexible in terms of meeting us when we wanted to go over details etc. He took the the time to get to know us andy what type of music/vibe we wanted. Because of that, he knew the right musicians to place for the event.
We 45 Riots for the ceremony, cocktail hour and the reception and they tailored each performance for us, as we wanted cocktail hour to have a bossa nova flair to it, since my husband is from Brasil. For the ceremony they used a piano and a saxophone, which sounded incredible and unique. For our reception, the amount of people out on the dance floor spoke for itself. They way they made current songs "their own" and got everyone excited and moving was fantastic. Something notable about this band, contrary to a lot of agency bands out there, is that they have been playing together for years...they know each other and have such a natural chemistry in the way they play their music and it just puts them on a whole other level. These guys are the real deal, you will not regret using them!
We used 45 Riots for wedding recently and I had to write a review for these guys because they were absolutely amazing! I Read more...
We used 45 Riots for wedding recently and I had to write a review for these guys because they were absolutely amazing! I lost count of the number of people telling us how awesome this band. We worked with Adam, who plays as well, from start to finish and he was so great to work with. He was responsive, so professional and really flexible in terms of meeting us when we wanted to go over details etc. He took the the time to get to know us andy what type of music/vibe we wanted. Because of that, he knew the right musicians to place for the event.
We 45 Riots for the ceremony, cocktail hour and the reception and they tailored each performance for us, as we wanted cocktail hour to have a bossa nova flair to it, since my husband is from Brasil. For the ceremony they used a piano and a saxophone, which sounded incredible and unique. For our reception, the amount of people out on the dance floor spoke for itself. They way they made current songs "their own" and got everyone excited and moving was fantastic. Something notable about this band, contrary to a lot of agency bands out there, is that they have been playing together for years...they know each other and have such a natural chemistry in the way they play their music and it just puts them on a whole other level. These guys are the real deal, you will not regret using them! Read less
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Natalie
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
We wanted a fun and dynamic dance party and 45Riots delivered. Our guests cannot stop raving about how amazing they were. They kept everyone on their feet and even learned a song as a surprise for the groom. Adam Mason was extremely responsive and a pleasure to work with. They were truly the best band.
We wanted a fun and dynamic dance party and 45Riots delivered. Our guests cannot stop raving about how amazing they were. Read more...
We wanted a fun and dynamic dance party and 45Riots delivered. Our guests cannot stop raving about how amazing they were. They kept everyone on their feet and even learned a song as a surprise for the groom. Adam Mason was extremely responsive and a pleasure to work with. They were truly the best band. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Adam
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
We are still coming down from the high of our wedding, much of which was due to the incredible job 45 Riots did at our wedding. The band was rocking all evening long and our oversized dance floor was packed with our guests the whole time. We couldn't have been happier with the song selection and the energy that the band gave off. Adam's communication throughout the entire wedding process were amazing and provided us with much comfort and relief that we had hired such quality professionals. Thank you for being there the day of when we had concerns about the power. We were able to figure out a solution and we had no other issues throughout the evening. Many of our guests inquired about 45 Riots since the wedding and we are eager to recommend you guys to everyone we know.
We are still coming down from the high of our wedding, much of which was due to the incredible job 45 Riots did at our Read more...
We are still coming down from the high of our wedding, much of which was due to the incredible job 45 Riots did at our wedding. The band was rocking all evening long and our oversized dance floor was packed with our guests the whole time. We couldn't have been happier with the song selection and the energy that the band gave off. Adam's communication throughout the entire wedding process were amazing and provided us with much comfort and relief that we had hired such quality professionals. Thank you for being there the day of when we had concerns about the power. We were able to figure out a solution and we had no other issues throughout the evening. Many of our guests inquired about 45 Riots since the wedding and we are eager to recommend you guys to everyone we know. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Elegant solo pianist for ceremony / Classy jazz trio for dinner / Energetic party band for reception - 45 Riots does it ALL. They are a well oiled machine. Recommended by a friend, we hired 45 having never heard the band live. But when our wedding day arrived we were blown away! Adam facilitated from the very beginning and even though he was not playing, he was very organized and made sure everything we asked for was accomplished. He even showed up at the end of the night to congratulate us, having come straight from another 45 Riots performance which ended earlier, and which we knew about when we first inquired thanks to his transparent communication. The band leader/guitar player JJ was a beast! He helped keep things on schedule for our big day, and had a positive attitude which was infectious. Not only does he shred on the guitar, but during the height of the dance party I knew exactly what song my bride wanted to hear. While he was playing I walked up to JJ and screamed the name of the song to him. He gave me a nod and without skipping a beat, they went right into it for the next track. But the skills didn't stop there, every musician in the band was amazing. The singers had tremendous range, the rhythm section was unbelievably tight, and the keys were spot on. They kept the party going and gave us a night we will remember for the rest of our lives. I would recommend 45 Riots to anyone, with a huge roster of musicians and with such an eclectic song book, Adam can put together the perfect evening for any occasion. If I could do it all over again, there is only one thing I would change... I would add an extra hour of dancing!
Elegant solo pianist for ceremony / Classy jazz trio for dinner / Energetic party band for reception - 45 Riots does it Read more...
Elegant solo pianist for ceremony / Classy jazz trio for dinner / Energetic party band for reception - 45 Riots does it ALL. They are a well oiled machine. Recommended by a friend, we hired 45 having never heard the band live. But when our wedding day arrived we were blown away! Adam facilitated from the very beginning and even though he was not playing, he was very organized and made sure everything we asked for was accomplished. He even showed up at the end of the night to congratulate us, having come straight from another 45 Riots performance which ended earlier, and which we knew about when we first inquired thanks to his transparent communication. The band leader/guitar player JJ was a beast! He helped keep things on schedule for our big day, and had a positive attitude which was infectious. Not only does he shred on the guitar, but during the height of the dance party I knew exactly what song my bride wanted to hear. While he was playing I walked up to JJ and screamed the name of the song to him. He gave me a nod and without skipping a beat, they went right into it for the next track. But the skills didn't stop there, every musician in the band was amazing. The singers had tremendous range, the rhythm section was unbelievably tight, and the keys were spot on. They kept the party going and gave us a night we will remember for the rest of our lives. I would recommend 45 Riots to anyone, with a huge roster of musicians and with such an eclectic song book, Adam can put together the perfect evening for any occasion. If I could do it all over again, there is only one thing I would change... I would add an extra hour of dancing! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Picking 45 Riots to perform at our wedding was one of the best decisions we ever made. Having a live band was at the top of the list for us and these guys were perfect. Every single person we speak to after the wedding always comments first about the band! "The band was SO good!" "How did you find the band?" "I can't believe they played that song. That was awesome!" "You will never see me dancing again..."

Adam and JJ were AMAZING. They were so kind and professional throughout the whole process. After our last face to face meeting the week before the wedding we didn't have to worry about a single thing. Everyone was on time, everything was set-up, all the timing worked out with the restaurant manager regarding dinner, etc. etc. etc! We didn't have a wedding planner or coordinator so this was very important for us. We were able to enjoy ourselves and the music and not worry about a single thing. Once the band started we couldn't stop dancing. They were perfect from start to finish. We can't wait for another opportunity to have 45 Riots play for us again someday!
Picking 45 Riots to perform at our wedding was one of the best decisions we ever made. Having a live band was at the top Read more...
Picking 45 Riots to perform at our wedding was one of the best decisions we ever made. Having a live band was at the top of the list for us and these guys were perfect. Every single person we speak to after the wedding always comments first about the band! "The band was SO good!" "How did you find the band?" "I can't believe they played that song. That was awesome!" "You will never see me dancing again..."

Adam and JJ were AMAZING. They were so kind and professional throughout the whole process. After our last face to face meeting the week before the wedding we didn't have to worry about a single thing. Everyone was on time, everything was set-up, all the timing worked out with the restaurant manager regarding dinner, etc. etc. etc! We didn't have a wedding planner or coordinator so this was very important for us. We were able to enjoy ourselves and the music and not worry about a single thing. Once the band started we couldn't stop dancing. They were perfect from start to finish. We can't wait for another opportunity to have 45 Riots play for us again someday! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
45Riots completely nailed it, bringing so much energy and entertainment to our wedding. Whenever we look back on our reception, we will always remember it as incredibly fun, mainly because we were pleasantly surprised that SO many of our guests were on the dance floor for SO much of the night. That’s all thanks to 45Riots. Adam (the band leader and bassist) read the room perfectly and the band delivered an amazing performance--song after song--which got the crowd pumped and kept them there. Not only that, they were able to play so many different genres and each sounded incredible. And while they rocked the house, they were also very professional and looked buttoned up, which was important to us as we had a black-tie NYC wedding.

Plus, Adam’s knowledge and guidance leading up to the wedding was beyond helpful for us. His immediate responses to emails/calls (which is so rare in the wedding industry), his incredible attention-to-detail and his patience in explaining how the night would unfold helped us feel confident during one of the most nerve-wracking and chaotic periods of our life. While some of our other vendors ended up being "all talk," 45Riots followed through with impeccable execution!

In fact, after the last song, our crowd was so amped that they chanted “ONE MORE SONG,” which of course the band delivered to end the night on such a high note. We wholeheartedly recommend 45Riots. You will not be disappointed!!
45Riots completely nailed it, bringing so much energy and entertainment to our wedding. Whenever we look back on our Read more...
45Riots completely nailed it, bringing so much energy and entertainment to our wedding. Whenever we look back on our reception, we will always remember it as incredibly fun, mainly because we were pleasantly surprised that SO many of our guests were on the dance floor for SO much of the night. That’s all thanks to 45Riots. Adam (the band leader and bassist) read the room perfectly and the band delivered an amazing performance--song after song--which got the crowd pumped and kept them there. Not only that, they were able to play so many different genres and each sounded incredible. And while they rocked the house, they were also very professional and looked buttoned up, which was important to us as we had a black-tie NYC wedding.

Plus, Adam’s knowledge and guidance leading up to the wedding was beyond helpful for us. His immediate responses to emails/calls (which is so rare in the wedding industry), his incredible attention-to-detail and his patience in explaining how the night would unfold helped us feel confident during one of the most nerve-wracking and chaotic periods of our life. While some of our other vendors ended up being "all talk," 45Riots followed through with impeccable execution!

In fact, after the last song, our crowd was so amped that they chanted “ONE MORE SONG,” which of course the band delivered to end the night on such a high note. We wholeheartedly recommend 45Riots. You will not be disappointed!! Read less
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Jane
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
I can't rave enough about 45 Riots and Adam, the manager. Not only was their follow up great, they were very flexible and really tried to accommodate everything that we were looking for. By the end of their opening set, they had everyone from 12 years old to 80 years old on the dance floor. They are extremely talented and if you choose them, you will be dancing all night!
I can't rave enough about 45 Riots and Adam, the manager. Not only was their follow up great, they were very flexible and Read more...
I can't rave enough about 45 Riots and Adam, the manager. Not only was their follow up great, they were very flexible and really tried to accommodate everything that we were looking for. By the end of their opening set, they had everyone from 12 years old to 80 years old on the dance floor. They are extremely talented and if you choose them, you will be dancing all night! Read less
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Miriam
Wedding:
4/14/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our dream wedding, and 45 Riots was a huge part of what made our day so special.

They are unbelievably talented across a wide range of music. The evening started with some jazz and Motown before we had our first dance to "Maybe I'm Amazed", one of our all-time favorites. They absolutely nailed it, and we loved how Day, the male singer, went all-out for every part (if you know the song, you know what I mean). The whole night, JJ blew the roof off with his guitar, the singers had beautiful voices, John killed it on the keys, and Adam and Josh's rhythm section kept everyone's necks snapping. By the end, they had rocked through Al Green, Ella, Jay-Z, Biggie, Bowie, MJ, JT, and many more, not as just covers but as musicians having a great time playing great music, with a joy and energy that kept everyone out on the dance floor having a blast. Since that night, we've heard "no, really, that was the best band I've ever seen at a wedding" repeatedly from our guests, and we couldn't agree more.

You will have an amazing party if 45 Riots is playing, but there's another side that we can't praise enough: their absolute professionalism. Adam guided us through the whole process, always responded quickly to our emails, and gave us thorough answers to every question we asked. They worked with us to find the right lineup for our budget, and were able to accommodate us with zero problems for some last-minute issues we had forgotten until the last week. The day of, their sound engineer arrived super early to get everything set up, and they kept the hora, dances, and speeches moving at just the right pace and timed their short breaks perfectly. Just a completely smooth experience from end-to-end.

Planning a wedding is stressful, and we are so thankful to Adam and the group for simply taking any worry about the band off our plate completely. They were the perfect band for us, and they'll be amazing for your wedding, too.
We had our dream wedding, and 45 Riots was a huge part of what made our day so special.

They are unbelievably Read more...
We had our dream wedding, and 45 Riots was a huge part of what made our day so special.

They are unbelievably talented across a wide range of music. The evening started with some jazz and Motown before we had our first dance to "Maybe I'm Amazed", one of our all-time favorites. They absolutely nailed it, and we loved how Day, the male singer, went all-out for every part (if you know the song, you know what I mean). The whole night, JJ blew the roof off with his guitar, the singers had beautiful voices, John killed it on the keys, and Adam and Josh's rhythm section kept everyone's necks snapping. By the end, they had rocked through Al Green, Ella, Jay-Z, Biggie, Bowie, MJ, JT, and many more, not as just covers but as musicians having a great time playing great music, with a joy and energy that kept everyone out on the dance floor having a blast. Since that night, we've heard "no, really, that was the best band I've ever seen at a wedding" repeatedly from our guests, and we couldn't agree more.

You will have an amazing party if 45 Riots is playing, but there's another side that we can't praise enough: their absolute professionalism. Adam guided us through the whole process, always responded quickly to our emails, and gave us thorough answers to every question we asked. They worked with us to find the right lineup for our budget, and were able to accommodate us with zero problems for some last-minute issues we had forgotten until the last week. The day of, their sound engineer arrived super early to get everything set up, and they kept the hora, dances, and speeches moving at just the right pace and timed their short breaks perfectly. Just a completely smooth experience from end-to-end.

Planning a wedding is stressful, and we are so thankful to Adam and the group for simply taking any worry about the band off our plate completely. They were the perfect band for us, and they'll be amazing for your wedding, too. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
45 Riots was absolutely amazing! Having a great band was at the top of our "must-have" list for our wedding, and 45 Riots did not disappoint. We were hoping for a wedding that was high-energy and a party that wouldn't quit and that's exactly the type of performance 45 Riots delivered! They were certainly not the typical wedding band, but were able to appeal to all our guests, young, old and everything in between. We are still getting compliments from our friends and family about how great our band was and how amazing the singers' vocals were. Prior to the wedding, Adam was quick to respond and easy to talk to to discuss my questions and concerns. Come wedding day, all of our requests were fulfilled and executed beautifully. 45 Riots has given us one more reason that our wedding was the best night of our lives!
45 Riots was absolutely amazing! Having a great band was at the top of our "must-have" list for our wedding, and 45 Riots Read more...
45 Riots was absolutely amazing! Having a great band was at the top of our "must-have" list for our wedding, and 45 Riots did not disappoint. We were hoping for a wedding that was high-energy and a party that wouldn't quit and that's exactly the type of performance 45 Riots delivered! They were certainly not the typical wedding band, but were able to appeal to all our guests, young, old and everything in between. We are still getting compliments from our friends and family about how great our band was and how amazing the singers' vocals were. Prior to the wedding, Adam was quick to respond and easy to talk to to discuss my questions and concerns. Come wedding day, all of our requests were fulfilled and executed beautifully. 45 Riots has given us one more reason that our wedding was the best night of our lives! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
We first heard 45 Riots playing down in the West Village a couple of years ago and knew this would be the band that would make our wedding dreams come true. They were professional, organized, and played every request we had. Their energy was absolutely incredible and their sound exploded into an inexplicable experience that shook the room and everyone in it by the end of the night. Add a dancing trombone and everyone will be their on feet. We had smiles on our faces the entire night and were baffled by how the performance that was flawless from beginning to end, kept getting better. I encourage anyone who is looking for a live band to hire 45 Riots and make their dreams come true. We were lucky enough to hear them at our friend's wedding one month later. Although some of the performers were different, they were equally unparalleled by any other live music we have ever seen played before. We cannot wait to see them again soon.
Sincerely,
The Kemps
We first heard 45 Riots playing down in the West Village a couple of years ago and knew this would be the band that would Read more...
We first heard 45 Riots playing down in the West Village a couple of years ago and knew this would be the band that would make our wedding dreams come true. They were professional, organized, and played every request we had. Their energy was absolutely incredible and their sound exploded into an inexplicable experience that shook the room and everyone in it by the end of the night. Add a dancing trombone and everyone will be their on feet. We had smiles on our faces the entire night and were baffled by how the performance that was flawless from beginning to end, kept getting better. I encourage anyone who is looking for a live band to hire 45 Riots and make their dreams come true. We were lucky enough to hear them at our friend's wedding one month later. Although some of the performers were different, they were equally unparalleled by any other live music we have ever seen played before. We cannot wait to see them again soon.
Sincerely,
The Kemps Read less
Services Used: Band
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Gretchen
Wedding:
6/14/2014
1.9/5.0
The musicians of 45 Riots are incredible performers. However, the band manager, Adam, provided horrible customer service. After sending in my deposit 2 months before my wedding, it wasn't until I reached out to him to set up a meeting 2 weeks before my wedding that I heard from him again (I had been wondering why he hadn't reached out, but I had a lot of other details to juggle). Once we scheduled a time to meet, he showed up to that meeting 15 minutes late and without having reviewed the information I sent him (i.e. he wasn't familiar with the processional song I had requested and hadn't looked it up beforehand). He apologized for being unprepared by saying he had been "busy" with "other gigs." He then waited a FULL WEEK until THREE DAYS before my wedding to follow-up on that meeting and tell me that the last-minute schedule changes we had discussed would require me to pay $700 more if I wanted to keep that schedule. He again apologized for the delayed response by saying he had been busy. When I pointed out how last-minute this notification was and how it could have come earlier if he had been more organized and responsive, he became extremely aggressive and condescending. Essentially, his tactic for dealing with an unsatisfied customer was to try to make me feel small.

The quality of the band is fantastic. But of all the vendors I dealt with for my wedding (and there were a lot!), Adam provided by far the worst service and was quite rude. He caused a lot of anxiety during an already stressful planning process.
The musicians of 45 Riots are incredible performers. However, the band manager, Adam, provided horrible customer service. Read more...
The musicians of 45 Riots are incredible performers. However, the band manager, Adam, provided horrible customer service. After sending in my deposit 2 months before my wedding, it wasn't until I reached out to him to set up a meeting 2 weeks before my wedding that I heard from him again (I had been wondering why he hadn't reached out, but I had a lot of other details to juggle). Once we scheduled a time to meet, he showed up to that meeting 15 minutes late and without having reviewed the information I sent him (i.e. he wasn't familiar with the processional song I had requested and hadn't looked it up beforehand). He apologized for being unprepared by saying he had been "busy" with "other gigs." He then waited a FULL WEEK until THREE DAYS before my wedding to follow-up on that meeting and tell me that the last-minute schedule changes we had discussed would require me to pay $700 more if I wanted to keep that schedule. He again apologized for the delayed response by saying he had been busy. When I pointed out how last-minute this notification was and how it could have come earlier if he had been more organized and responsive, he became extremely aggressive and condescending. Essentially, his tactic for dealing with an unsatisfied customer was to try to make me feel small.

The quality of the band is fantastic. But of all the vendors I dealt with for my wedding (and there were a lot!), Adam provided by far the worst service and was quite rude. He caused a lot of anxiety during an already stressful planning process. Read less
Services Used: Band
45 Riots responded with the following comments:

The band was amazing at this wedding and everyone raved about the performance, as with every 45 Riots performance! We delivered above and beyond onstage. I was extremely responsive including replying to the initial inquiry within minutes of submission, inviting the clients out to a performance that very evening, and following up over and over again in a polite and professional manner, taking time to address every question. The client did not have the budget to hire a live band of quality and haggled horribly on the price. I never compromise on our core pricing but I offered her a generous discount as she came to us through a close friend's referral. She was unappreciative and tried to haggle over a couple hundred dollars more when I offered about $1,200 off out of my own pocket. After she asked us to move forward she then waited almost a month before getting back to tell me she found a cheaper band. When she finally decided to contract it was only 2 months from her wedding. At that time we were into 5-7 events a week and working with many other clients for events before hers and I was busy, but not too busy to make every event a huge success. I run this boutique business I founded on my own and work 100+ hours a week as well as performing all shows. We agreed on the event timing in contract then when we met just to talk through details she had added another 90 minutes and was shocked that I mentioned overtime (clearly in contract terms). Even then we accommodated her with a creative solution to avoid paying for the full band to stay. She told me falsely that I told her she didn't have to pay for this or that when I never did so and email records show that. She was stressed about money the whole time and felt a lack of trust in us because she was spending outside her budget. I am sorry I was late to our meeting but my assistant director was there with her on time so she was not waiting alone, and I apologized to her. I never was rude or impolite.

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