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aGreatBand.com

Chester , NJ

LOCATION

Chester, NJ US 07930 (map)

PHONE

908-879-5554

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

aGreatBand.com is the premier music and entertainment company serving the New Jersey area. Featuring superb vocalists, top-flight musicians and killer horn sections that will blow you... Read more
aGreatBand.com is the premier music and entertainment company serving the New Jersey area. Featuring superb vocalists, top-flight musicians and killer horn sections that will blow you away...we promise you a party that will sizzle! With great bands, cool DJs and elegant classical ensembles, we want to dazzle you!
Most people who hear our music book with us.
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Are you an agency or a band?
Agency
What is the size of your band?
Large (6+ musicians), Medium (4-6 musicians), Small (1-3 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Blues, Calypso, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Reggae, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
From day one of working with Jon Simpson who helped organize Manhattan Rhythm Machine for our wedding, until the encore song they all so generously agreed to play, it was all so easy and fun. The wedding was absolutely perfect - even better than we could have imagined - and so much of that was thanks to Jon, his management of the evening, and the absolutely incredible skill and energy of Manhattan Rhythm Machine. EVERYONE was talking about how fantastic the band was and asking for their info. We loved working with them and having them at our wedding - it was truly unforgettable.
From day one of working with Jon Simpson who helped organize Manhattan Rhythm Machine for our wedding, until the encore Read more...
From day one of working with Jon Simpson who helped organize Manhattan Rhythm Machine for our wedding, until the encore song they all so generously agreed to play, it was all so easy and fun. The wedding was absolutely perfect - even better than we could have imagined - and so much of that was thanks to Jon, his management of the evening, and the absolutely incredible skill and energy of Manhattan Rhythm Machine. EVERYONE was talking about how fantastic the band was and asking for their info. We loved working with them and having them at our wedding - it was truly unforgettable. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Jess
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
My fiance and I hired Manhattan Rhythm Machine for our wedding on August 17, 2013 and they brought the house DOWN! I cannot even count the number of guests who came up to me both during and after the wedding to us we had the most amazing band they've ever seen at a wedding. The music is by far the most crucial element to pulling off a rocking party and these guys really delivered.

Not only was the band extremely talent - both musicians and vocalists - they knew exactly when to play certain songs to steer the party in a certain direction. They have a keen ability to "read the room" and alter the musical selections based on the vibe of the crowd.

Every point of contact with the band leader was professional, friendly and everyone was overall very responsive and provided great suggestions.

This is definitely the company you want to go with if your ultimate goal is a stress-free, exceptionally fun wedding day experience.
My fiance and I hired Manhattan Rhythm Machine for our wedding on August 17, 2013 and they brought the house DOWN! I Read more...
My fiance and I hired Manhattan Rhythm Machine for our wedding on August 17, 2013 and they brought the house DOWN! I cannot even count the number of guests who came up to me both during and after the wedding to us we had the most amazing band they've ever seen at a wedding. The music is by far the most crucial element to pulling off a rocking party and these guys really delivered.

Not only was the band extremely talent - both musicians and vocalists - they knew exactly when to play certain songs to steer the party in a certain direction. They have a keen ability to "read the room" and alter the musical selections based on the vibe of the crowd.

Every point of contact with the band leader was professional, friendly and everyone was overall very responsive and provided great suggestions.

This is definitely the company you want to go with if your ultimate goal is a stress-free, exceptionally fun wedding day experience. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Jon is a consummate professional and made the planning process a breeze. The band was incredible and brought the house down. A+ would definitely recommend.
Jon is a consummate professional and made the planning process a breeze. The band was incredible and brought the house Read more...
Jon is a consummate professional and made the planning process a breeze. The band was incredible and brought the house down. A+ would definitely recommend. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Rachel
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I hired TriBeCa Rhythm (one of the bands in the group) for our wedding out in Montauk and they were just the greatest. When researching bands/options shortly after we decided a date, we saw a few of our favorite bands perform at showcases/bars. We actually never saw TriBeCa Rhythm live but we met with Brad and he showed us videos. I kind of figured since we didn't actually see them live, that we would have leaned a different way but they just impressed us SO much in that one hour meeting that we had to book them. Dealing with Brad throughout the contract signing was great. He was responsive and definitely was aware of our needs throughout the whole process (which can be painful). About a month before the wedding, we met with Brad and just went over the reception and what we were looking for. To be honest, my husband and I weren't very picky when it came down to particular songs but we gave them a list of "favorites" so they got a good idea of what we were looking for and they just nailed it! We even requested a song they have never played before (a Jamaican song that would be a fan favorite of my Jamaican guests) and a few days before the wedding they let me know that they probably wouldn't be able to play it. I was fine with that, again wasn't took picky, but come the wedding day, they played it and ROCKED it. I've been to a lot of weddings and have seen a lot of wedding bands but I honestly can say that they were the absolute best band I've ever seen. Every single guest still cannot stop talking about the band and I know they will be comparing to TriBeCa Rhythm at every wedding they go to going forward but it just won't compare. I just can't say enough how awesome they were - easy to work with, very accommodating, super friendly and the band was really social throughout the wedding getting everyone involved! I would give them 6's on each of the categories if I could.
Thanks, Jerry Kravat & TriBeCa Rhythm!!! You made our wedding day!
My husband and I hired TriBeCa Rhythm (one of the bands in the group) for our wedding out in Montauk and they were just Read more...
My husband and I hired TriBeCa Rhythm (one of the bands in the group) for our wedding out in Montauk and they were just the greatest. When researching bands/options shortly after we decided a date, we saw a few of our favorite bands perform at showcases/bars. We actually never saw TriBeCa Rhythm live but we met with Brad and he showed us videos. I kind of figured since we didn't actually see them live, that we would have leaned a different way but they just impressed us SO much in that one hour meeting that we had to book them. Dealing with Brad throughout the contract signing was great. He was responsive and definitely was aware of our needs throughout the whole process (which can be painful). About a month before the wedding, we met with Brad and just went over the reception and what we were looking for. To be honest, my husband and I weren't very picky when it came down to particular songs but we gave them a list of "favorites" so they got a good idea of what we were looking for and they just nailed it! We even requested a song they have never played before (a Jamaican song that would be a fan favorite of my Jamaican guests) and a few days before the wedding they let me know that they probably wouldn't be able to play it. I was fine with that, again wasn't took picky, but come the wedding day, they played it and ROCKED it. I've been to a lot of weddings and have seen a lot of wedding bands but I honestly can say that they were the absolute best band I've ever seen. Every single guest still cannot stop talking about the band and I know they will be comparing to TriBeCa Rhythm at every wedding they go to going forward but it just won't compare. I just can't say enough how awesome they were - easy to work with, very accommodating, super friendly and the band was really social throughout the wedding getting everyone involved! I would give them 6's on each of the categories if I could.
Thanks, Jerry Kravat & TriBeCa Rhythm!!! You made our wedding day! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Robin
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Jon Simpson and Red Hot Productions provided a wonderful string quartet (Imperial Strings) for our daughter's at home, garden ceremony and cocktail hour. They were able to provide jazz, classical and popular music with a Violin, Viola, Cello and Classical Guitar. Jon was very helpful with our music selections and everyone was professional, pleasant and quite flexible, as they had to move to different locations around our property. Jon's response time was immediate and his prices were quite fair. We would certainly recommend contacting Jon Simpson for any entertainment needs. All went so smoothly. Thanks Jon!! Rob and Robin
Jon Simpson and Red Hot Productions provided a wonderful string quartet (Imperial Strings) for our daughter's at home, Read more...
Jon Simpson and Red Hot Productions provided a wonderful string quartet (Imperial Strings) for our daughter's at home, garden ceremony and cocktail hour. They were able to provide jazz, classical and popular music with a Violin, Viola, Cello and Classical Guitar. Jon was very helpful with our music selections and everyone was professional, pleasant and quite flexible, as they had to move to different locations around our property. Jon's response time was immediate and his prices were quite fair. We would certainly recommend contacting Jon Simpson for any entertainment needs. All went so smoothly. Thanks Jon!! Rob and Robin Read less
Services Used: Band
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Jim
Wedding:
12/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Manhattan Rythm Machine was awesome! This was the second time we hired a band for a wedding from this organization. You will not find a more professional group of people that really know what they are doing. They even had my 91 year old Mother In Law on her feet most of the night and the under 30 crowd never sat down. If your looking for someone to take the worry about the music out of the equation you have found it here. Bravo, again!!
Manhattan Rythm Machine was awesome! This was the second time we hired a band for a wedding from this organization. You Read more...
Manhattan Rythm Machine was awesome! This was the second time we hired a band for a wedding from this organization. You will not find a more professional group of people that really know what they are doing. They even had my 91 year old Mother In Law on her feet most of the night and the under 30 crowd never sat down. If your looking for someone to take the worry about the music out of the equation you have found it here. Bravo, again!! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Marlene
Wedding:
6/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Dear Jon, It's just one day since Becky and Philip's wedding and I have received dozens of calls praising you and the band. Everyone loved you! All I can say is I had high hopes but you guys far exceeded all of them. You are fabulous, amazing, wonderful, talented and definitely the best band I have ever heard. I look forward to seeing you again and hopefully having you perform at future celebrations! Thank you so much!!! Sincerely,Marlene Loren
Dear Jon, It's just one day since Becky and Philip's wedding and I have received dozens of calls praising you and the Read more...
Dear Jon, It's just one day since Becky and Philip's wedding and I have received dozens of calls praising you and the band. Everyone loved you! All I can say is I had high hopes but you guys far exceeded all of them. You are fabulous, amazing, wonderful, talented and definitely the best band I have ever heard. I look forward to seeing you again and hopefully having you perform at future celebrations! Thank you so much!!! Sincerely,Marlene Loren Read less
Services Used: Band
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sean
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
The band we booked was Red Hot Rhythm (they have a few and all seem excellent). They were absolutely amazing. This is the e-mail that we sent a couple days after our wedding...


Jon,

We wanted to reach out to you and the band to express our gratitude for Saturday night. They were absolutely phenomenal. You'd said that they would be amazing and if anything, you undersold them. Being a musician, the music was extremely important to me and they really were perfect. Awesome singers, awesome musicians. They also played a bunch of the requests I sent to you and did a great job of bringing me in to do my couple songs.

I can't tell you how many people came up to me during and after the wedding to compliment the band. Actually, a lot of people said that it was the best or one of the best weddings they've ever been to.

Please let them know how happy we were and how much they meant in making our big day that much better. We couldn't have asked for anything more.

Hope we can work together down the road sometime.

Thank you again.
The band we booked was Red Hot Rhythm (they have a few and all seem excellent). They were absolutely amazing. This is the Read more...
The band we booked was Red Hot Rhythm (they have a few and all seem excellent). They were absolutely amazing. This is the e-mail that we sent a couple days after our wedding...


Jon,

We wanted to reach out to you and the band to express our gratitude for Saturday night. They were absolutely phenomenal. You'd said that they would be amazing and if anything, you undersold them. Being a musician, the music was extremely important to me and they really were perfect. Awesome singers, awesome musicians. They also played a bunch of the requests I sent to you and did a great job of bringing me in to do my couple songs.

I can't tell you how many people came up to me during and after the wedding to compliment the band. Actually, a lot of people said that it was the best or one of the best weddings they've ever been to.

Please let them know how happy we were and how much they meant in making our big day that much better. We couldn't have asked for anything more.

Hope we can work together down the road sometime.

Thank you again. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Barbara
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Best band ever! It was the second time we used them and will certainly use them again. They were not only a great band....fun variety of music, great vocals, took requests, etc., but everyone in the band was very personable and approachable.
Best band ever! It was the second time we used them and will certainly use them again. They were not only a great Read more...
Best band ever! It was the second time we used them and will certainly use them again. They were not only a great band....fun variety of music, great vocals, took requests, etc., but everyone in the band was very personable and approachable. Read less
Services Used: Band
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jessica
Wedding:
7/3/2011
5.0/5.0
we booked rhythm jam for our wedding and they were FANTASTIC. jon, the band leader, was great. he made sure we got exactly what we wanted (and what we didn't want -- thank you for not playing ANY black eyed peas songs!) and he was able to accommodate several atypical song requests (for example, i walked down the aisle to a ben folds five song and our first dance was a slowed down version of "the way you make me feel" with my step-brother on the guitar). EVERYONE was up and dancing the whole time and had such a blast. my guests are still telling me how awesome the band was.
we booked rhythm jam for our wedding and they were FANTASTIC. jon, the band leader, was great. he made sure we got exactly Read more...
we booked rhythm jam for our wedding and they were FANTASTIC. jon, the band leader, was great. he made sure we got exactly what we wanted (and what we didn't want -- thank you for not playing ANY black eyed peas songs!) and he was able to accommodate several atypical song requests (for example, i walked down the aisle to a ben folds five song and our first dance was a slowed down version of "the way you make me feel" with my step-brother on the guitar). EVERYONE was up and dancing the whole time and had such a blast. my guests are still telling me how awesome the band was. Read less
Services Used: Band
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MegGorman
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
John was a delight to work and plan with... he made the whole process a breeze...
And THE BAND! Red Hot Rhythm... OUT OF THIS WORLD... A month after our wedding and we are still getting comments that it was the best wedding they've been to because of the band. And several people have asked for their info for their own upcoming events.
They had amazing energy, talent and sound. They made our event. Thank you so much!
Megan (Flaherty) and John Gorman
John was a delight to work and plan with... he made the whole process a breeze...
And THE BAND! Red Hot Rhythm... OUT Read more...
John was a delight to work and plan with... he made the whole process a breeze...
And THE BAND! Red Hot Rhythm... OUT OF THIS WORLD... A month after our wedding and we are still getting comments that it was the best wedding they've been to because of the band. And several people have asked for their info for their own upcoming events.
They had amazing energy, talent and sound. They made our event. Thank you so much!
Megan (Flaherty) and John Gorman Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Live band is the way to go! Tribeca Horns or Tirbeca Rhythm kept the party going. They played all typed of music, the dance floor was packed almost all night and no one wanted to go home. Lots of energy and full of talent!
Live band is the way to go! Tribeca Horns or Tirbeca Rhythm kept the party going. They played all typed of music, the Read more...
Live band is the way to go! Tribeca Horns or Tirbeca Rhythm kept the party going. They played all typed of music, the dance floor was packed almost all night and no one wanted to go home. Lots of energy and full of talent! Read less
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aGreatBand.com responded with the following comments:

Amy, thank you so much for your review! Tribeca Horns was delighted to perform at your wedding! You and your guests were a lot of fun to interact with! We'll definitely have to do it again!

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