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Big City Wedding Band

Somerville , MA
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LOCATION

20 Dell St
Somerville, MA US 02145 (map)

PHONE

617-764-0472

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Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Large (6+ musicians), Medium (4-6 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, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Reggae, Rock, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Christina
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Big City was awesome! They had everyone at our wedding on the dance floor all night. To be honest, I was a little nervous because I had never seen them live and no one had seemed to have heard of them before but I am so glad I booked them. They were great the day of the wedding and were also great to work with beforehand. They really took into account our music preferences, learned a new song for us, helped create and coordinate the timeline and really engaged the crowd. I received many compliments during and after the wedding on how much people loved the band.
Big City was awesome! They had everyone at our wedding on the dance floor all night. To be honest, I was a little nervous Read more...
Big City was awesome! They had everyone at our wedding on the dance floor all night. To be honest, I was a little nervous because I had never seen them live and no one had seemed to have heard of them before but I am so glad I booked them. They were great the day of the wedding and were also great to work with beforehand. They really took into account our music preferences, learned a new song for us, helped create and coordinate the timeline and really engaged the crowd. I received many compliments during and after the wedding on how much people loved the band. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Amazing band!!! Great song choices---The dance floor was packed all night. Many guests came to us and said how great they are and wanted their information. They made our wedding an incredible and a fun event.
Amazing band!!! Great song choices---The dance floor was packed all night. Many guests came to us and said how great they Read more...
Amazing band!!! Great song choices---The dance floor was packed all night. Many guests came to us and said how great they are and wanted their information. They made our wedding an incredible and a fun event. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Outstanding band! We booked this band over a year in advance of our daughter's wedding and quite frankly we were nervous because we did not hear or see them in person. Ken Shano and his band exceeded our expectations. The bride and groom are in their early twenties and the guests ranged from ages 7 to 81. Everyone thought the band made the event. People danced from he start of dinner until the last song was played. Ken Skyped with the bride and learned the songs she wanted in addition to the Notre Dame Alma Mater as a tribute to our family. I would highly recommend this band.
Outstanding band! We booked this band over a year in advance of our daughter's wedding and quite frankly we were nervous Read more...
Outstanding band! We booked this band over a year in advance of our daughter's wedding and quite frankly we were nervous because we did not hear or see them in person. Ken Shano and his band exceeded our expectations. The bride and groom are in their early twenties and the guests ranged from ages 7 to 81. Everyone thought the band made the event. People danced from he start of dinner until the last song was played. Ken Skyped with the bride and learned the songs she wanted in addition to the Notre Dame Alma Mater as a tribute to our family. I would highly recommend this band. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
This was the second wedding (both daughters) for which we have booked Big City and our expectations were once again exceeded and so were both brides. The dual singers were a big pleasant surprise and the band itself was over the top - rockin' on. All guests felt very well served by the range and quality of music selections and the sound itself. Cocktail hour and dinner music was carefully selected and well executed based on the guidance of the bride. Father/daughter dance music was also spot on thanks to Ken's excellent guidance. It's a good thing the father can dance!
This was the second wedding (both daughters) for which we have booked Big City and our expectations were once again Read more...
This was the second wedding (both daughters) for which we have booked Big City and our expectations were once again exceeded and so were both brides. The dual singers were a big pleasant surprise and the band itself was over the top - rockin' on. All guests felt very well served by the range and quality of music selections and the sound itself. Cocktail hour and dinner music was carefully selected and well executed based on the guidance of the bride. Father/daughter dance music was also spot on thanks to Ken's excellent guidance. It's a good thing the father can dance! Read less
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Nancy
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Big City is a guaranteed rock'in good time. This is the second wedding we've had them perform! Talented professionals.....
Big City is a guaranteed rock'in good time. This is the second wedding we've had them perform! Talented professionals..... Read more...
Big City is a guaranteed rock'in good time. This is the second wedding we've had them perform! Talented professionals..... Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
This is the second time that my family has looked to Big City to help celebrate a wedding and I would not have gone in a different direction. I was so lucky that they were available and I have to say, this band is AMAZING! They played all of the music that my husband and I wanted and were very thoughtful in their music selections. They had the ENTIRE 170 person wedding on the dance floor!

To further this review, the band members are the consummate professionals and you can tell that they just love to play music. Thank you so much for making our wedding the best day or our lives!
This is the second time that my family has looked to Big City to help celebrate a wedding and I would not have gone in a Read more...
This is the second time that my family has looked to Big City to help celebrate a wedding and I would not have gone in a different direction. I was so lucky that they were available and I have to say, this band is AMAZING! They played all of the music that my husband and I wanted and were very thoughtful in their music selections. They had the ENTIRE 170 person wedding on the dance floor!

To further this review, the band members are the consummate professionals and you can tell that they just love to play music. Thank you so much for making our wedding the best day or our lives! Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
10/19/2013
4.8/5.0
Ken and the Big City Band rocked the house at our wedding. They sounded amazing and everyone commented that the band made our wedding! They have a huge range of music they can play and they sound great too! They take the time to get to know you and your event so that the evening becomes about you and your guests. They will take the time to learn songs that really mean a lot to you too. I can't recommend them enough. Great people and great musicians! You can't go wrong with this band.
Ken and the Big City Band rocked the house at our wedding. They sounded amazing and everyone commented that the band made Read more...
Ken and the Big City Band rocked the house at our wedding. They sounded amazing and everyone commented that the band made our wedding! They have a huge range of music they can play and they sound great too! They take the time to get to know you and your event so that the evening becomes about you and your guests. They will take the time to learn songs that really mean a lot to you too. I can't recommend them enough. Great people and great musicians! You can't go wrong with this band. Read less
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Thomas
Wedding:
10/13/2013
4.8/5.0
The Big City Wedding Band was simply a pleasure to work with, and most importantly, they have an amazing sound that really complimented our wedding reception. Ken was extremely helpful during the planning process, taking ample time to hear our thoughts about song selection and tactfully advising us about certain musical planning considerations. They packed a ton of great tunes into a short three hours, bringing big excitement and big sound from the first song until the last. I have no doubt that everyone at our wedding was sore the next morning from the amount of dancing they did, all thanks to the Big City Wedding Band. I would absolutely work with them again in the future, and I highly recommend their services.
The Big City Wedding Band was simply a pleasure to work with, and most importantly, they have an amazing sound that really Read more...
The Big City Wedding Band was simply a pleasure to work with, and most importantly, they have an amazing sound that really complimented our wedding reception. Ken was extremely helpful during the planning process, taking ample time to hear our thoughts about song selection and tactfully advising us about certain musical planning considerations. They packed a ton of great tunes into a short three hours, bringing big excitement and big sound from the first song until the last. I have no doubt that everyone at our wedding was sore the next morning from the amount of dancing they did, all thanks to the Big City Wedding Band. I would absolutely work with them again in the future, and I highly recommend their services. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
This is the band you want for your wedding!! The Big City Wedding Band exceeded all of our expectations! From the moment we started working with Ken and his band it was nothing but the utmost professionalism. About two weeks prior to the wedding we had a Skype meeting with Ken to go over the flow of the reception, music selections, and any special requests. As a result our wedding went off without a hitch, all of the introductions, dances (first, father/daughter, and mother/son), and speeches went perfectly. Now for the most important part, this band is simply amazing! This is a truly professional and talented band that knows how to get everyone on the dance floor and keep them there! As a matter of fact, our guests couldn't even wait until after dinner to hit the dance floor. In short, the Big City Wedding Band truly made our wedding amazing, each and every person at our wedding had an absolute blast. We're still getting complements on how much fun our wedding was and I attribute it all to the Big City Wedding Band.
This is the band you want for your wedding!! The Big City Wedding Band exceeded all of our expectations! From the moment Read more...
This is the band you want for your wedding!! The Big City Wedding Band exceeded all of our expectations! From the moment we started working with Ken and his band it was nothing but the utmost professionalism. About two weeks prior to the wedding we had a Skype meeting with Ken to go over the flow of the reception, music selections, and any special requests. As a result our wedding went off without a hitch, all of the introductions, dances (first, father/daughter, and mother/son), and speeches went perfectly. Now for the most important part, this band is simply amazing! This is a truly professional and talented band that knows how to get everyone on the dance floor and keep them there! As a matter of fact, our guests couldn't even wait until after dinner to hit the dance floor. In short, the Big City Wedding Band truly made our wedding amazing, each and every person at our wedding had an absolute blast. We're still getting complements on how much fun our wedding was and I attribute it all to the Big City Wedding Band. Read less
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Keith
Wedding:
10/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Big City was the life of our party. Ken does a great job getting everything set up and provides tremendous insight and recommendations which worked perfectly. We wouldn't have changed a thing! Hope to use them for future events!
Big City was the life of our party. Ken does a great job getting everything set up and provides tremendous insight and Read more...
Big City was the life of our party. Ken does a great job getting everything set up and provides tremendous insight and recommendations which worked perfectly. We wouldn't have changed a thing! Hope to use them for future events! Read less
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Marisha
Wedding:
10/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Big City Band was AMAZING!!!!!! We would recommend them to everyone!! All of our guests loved them and we were all dancing all night!! They were great to work with and were extremely accommodating. I cannot say enough good things about them!! They made our wedding day perfect!
Big City Band was AMAZING!!!!!! We would recommend them to everyone!! All of our guests loved them and we were all dancing Read more...
Big City Band was AMAZING!!!!!! We would recommend them to everyone!! All of our guests loved them and we were all dancing all night!! They were great to work with and were extremely accommodating. I cannot say enough good things about them!! They made our wedding day perfect! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Ken along with the rest of Big City Band, made all my dreams come true...
Our wedding reception is night I will never forget. We rated them 5 out 5 in every category and they truly deserve it!! Our guests could not stop raving about our band and how much fun they had at the reception. It's hard to find a band with such a large repertoire that can play everything so well. But these guys (and lady) are incredibly talented and do not disappoint. Ken was professional and attentive throughout the whole planning process and went over ever detail with us. He was also able to make adjustments we needed day of, due to the unforeseen. Book this band NOW, before someone else beats you to it!! I'm so grateful we did! ~ Liam & Nicole Donovan
Ken along with the rest of Big City Band, made all my dreams come true...
Our wedding reception is night I will never Read more...
Ken along with the rest of Big City Band, made all my dreams come true...
Our wedding reception is night I will never forget. We rated them 5 out 5 in every category and they truly deserve it!! Our guests could not stop raving about our band and how much fun they had at the reception. It's hard to find a band with such a large repertoire that can play everything so well. But these guys (and lady) are incredibly talented and do not disappoint. Ken was professional and attentive throughout the whole planning process and went over ever detail with us. He was also able to make adjustments we needed day of, due to the unforeseen. Book this band NOW, before someone else beats you to it!! I'm so grateful we did! ~ Liam & Nicole Donovan Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Book this band immediately! Ken, Rosemary, and the band were wonderful! Ken was very patient and flexible with the plan on what to play so that both my dad's crowd, my mom's crowd, family and my friends all danced. He was accomodating with needing to play slow as well as fast songs. Everyone who attended commented on how much the band really made the evening super fun! They have a beautiful sound, are very talented, and personable. Rosemary was lovely on vocals too.Thank you! Kate and Tim
Book this band immediately! Ken, Rosemary, and the band were wonderful! Ken was very patient and flexible with the plan on Read more...
Book this band immediately! Ken, Rosemary, and the band were wonderful! Ken was very patient and flexible with the plan on what to play so that both my dad's crowd, my mom's crowd, family and my friends all danced. He was accomodating with needing to play slow as well as fast songs. Everyone who attended commented on how much the band really made the evening super fun! They have a beautiful sound, are very talented, and personable. Rosemary was lovely on vocals too.Thank you! Kate and Tim Read less
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Diane
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
My daughter's wedding was held at the Elks at Bass Rocks on 9/21/2013 and Ken Shano's Big City Wedding Band contributed to the perfection of this event! Kate booked this band once the wedding date was chosen, and we found that all the excellent reviews were spot on! They played an excellent selection of songs--and you do get to request your favorites ahead of time from an extensive list--and the dance floor was filled the entire night. All of our guests were delighted with the how wonderful their sound was, and this truly was one of the best parts of the wedding. Any questions or concerns were immediately addressed by Ken and he was extremely professional. He is warm, reliable, and responsive to anything we requested. We paid for a six-member band and they were all very talented musicians--we could not have asked for more from the Big City Wedding Band! You will not be disappointed!!
My daughter's wedding was held at the Elks at Bass Rocks on 9/21/2013 and Ken Shano's Big City Wedding Band contributed to Read more...
My daughter's wedding was held at the Elks at Bass Rocks on 9/21/2013 and Ken Shano's Big City Wedding Band contributed to the perfection of this event! Kate booked this band once the wedding date was chosen, and we found that all the excellent reviews were spot on! They played an excellent selection of songs--and you do get to request your favorites ahead of time from an extensive list--and the dance floor was filled the entire night. All of our guests were delighted with the how wonderful their sound was, and this truly was one of the best parts of the wedding. Any questions or concerns were immediately addressed by Ken and he was extremely professional. He is warm, reliable, and responsive to anything we requested. We paid for a six-member band and they were all very talented musicians--we could not have asked for more from the Big City Wedding Band! You will not be disappointed!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.6/5.0
This band was great, very talented. Everyone enjoyed dancing. They did not play many of the songs we requested and did play some we requested them not to, so don't spend much time selecting your favorites- it took us forever but it didn't seem to make a difference. Otherwise, the show was a blast, a lot of fun to dance to and they did a great job with our first dance. Musically they are absolutely very, very skilled. We found them somewhat judgmental in terms of our non-traditional wedding, as they kept suggesting we do things we were uncomfortable with, like having the first dance before dinner- they definitely told us a few times that we should not be doing it our way. But if you are having a traditional wedding this should not be an issue, and overall, that doesn't matter much since the music is what counts!
This band was great, very talented. Everyone enjoyed dancing. They did not play many of the songs we requested and did Read more...
This band was great, very talented. Everyone enjoyed dancing. They did not play many of the songs we requested and did play some we requested them not to, so don't spend much time selecting your favorites- it took us forever but it didn't seem to make a difference. Otherwise, the show was a blast, a lot of fun to dance to and they did a great job with our first dance. Musically they are absolutely very, very skilled. We found them somewhat judgmental in terms of our non-traditional wedding, as they kept suggesting we do things we were uncomfortable with, like having the first dance before dinner- they definitely told us a few times that we should not be doing it our way. But if you are having a traditional wedding this should not be an issue, and overall, that doesn't matter much since the music is what counts! Read less
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Scott
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Ken and Big City Wedding Band were a pleasure to work with and made our wedding fun and unique. They learned several new songs for our ceremony and reception and were responsive and receptive to all of our requests. Ken ensured that everything was tailored to our specifications and worked directly with our venue coordinator to make it happen. I would highly recommend Ken and Big City Wedding Band.
Ken and Big City Wedding Band were a pleasure to work with and made our wedding fun and unique. They learned several new Read more...
Ken and Big City Wedding Band were a pleasure to work with and made our wedding fun and unique. They learned several new songs for our ceremony and reception and were responsive and receptive to all of our requests. Ken ensured that everything was tailored to our specifications and worked directly with our venue coordinator to make it happen. I would highly recommend Ken and Big City Wedding Band. Read less
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shane
Wedding:
8/25/2013
5.0/5.0
My wife and I can't say enough good things about Ken and Big City Wedding Band. The quality of music, organization and responsiveness made for great value and great memories. Ken went above and beyond in accommodating our requests, even when that meant working longer hours than a typical wedding. The band’s overall talent and enthusiasm really kept the party going and their ability to switch genres of music quickly was amazing. We were also very impressed with the bands formal attire and that everyone got their early. They communicated with our venue very well and at the end of the night every guest said they loved the music and bands energy. Overall they made our wedding at Castle Hill Inn in NewPort, RI a fun and memorable wedding! We would highly recommend them.

Shane F.
My wife and I can't say enough good things about Ken and Big City Wedding Band. The quality of music, organization and Read more...
My wife and I can't say enough good things about Ken and Big City Wedding Band. The quality of music, organization and responsiveness made for great value and great memories. Ken went above and beyond in accommodating our requests, even when that meant working longer hours than a typical wedding. The band’s overall talent and enthusiasm really kept the party going and their ability to switch genres of music quickly was amazing. We were also very impressed with the bands formal attire and that everyone got their early. They communicated with our venue very well and at the end of the night every guest said they loved the music and bands energy. Overall they made our wedding at Castle Hill Inn in NewPort, RI a fun and memorable wedding! We would highly recommend them.

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Bethany
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
AMAZING! That's all I can say. Big City had everyone at my wedding up and dancing the whole time. We had previously seen them perform at another friends wedding before hiring them and they were our first call when booking our wedding band. Big City played during our ceremony, cocktail reception and reception. They had suggestions on music for the ceremony music when I had no clue where to begin. Big City engaged the crowd and played music that everyone, young and old knew and enjoyed. All my guests could not stop raving about the band and my dad who is the hardest to please loved them too! I would recommend to anyone without hesitation!!
AMAZING! That's all I can say. Big City had everyone at my wedding up and dancing the whole time. We had previously seen Read more...
AMAZING! That's all I can say. Big City had everyone at my wedding up and dancing the whole time. We had previously seen them perform at another friends wedding before hiring them and they were our first call when booking our wedding band. Big City played during our ceremony, cocktail reception and reception. They had suggestions on music for the ceremony music when I had no clue where to begin. Big City engaged the crowd and played music that everyone, young and old knew and enjoyed. All my guests could not stop raving about the band and my dad who is the hardest to please loved them too! I would recommend to anyone without hesitation!! Read less
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Brian
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
When my wife and I were planning our wedding, we knew we wanted a band, but were not sure of any bands in the area. Big City Band was recommended by numerous people from different weddings and everyone had the same thing to say: If you don't book Big City Band, you are making a big mistake. After our wedding, I can confidently say those recommendations were spot on. Ken Shano and Big City Band far exceeded our expectations. From the pre-Wedding meetings to the actual wedding and the post-Wedding conversation, this band displayed so much charisma, excitement, respectfulness and professionalism. They did not pressure us into anything we did not feel comfortable with, and they brought so much energy to our wedding, that it is impossible to sit down while they were playing. The energy at the wedding was infectious and everyone we have spoken to has nothing but amazing things to say about Big City Band. Ken Shano was the representative that my wife and I dealt with prior to the wedding and he handled those meeting with such professionalism and respect towards us and our special day that we knew right away that we had made the right decision. I have already recommended this band to family and friends and would have no problem recommending them to anyone that wants to hear! If you want to have a memorable wedding with a band that will get everyone up and dancing, there is no one better than Big City Band!
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When my wife and I were planning our wedding, we knew we wanted a band, but were not sure of any bands in the area. Big City Band was recommended by numerous people from different weddings and everyone had the same thing to say: If you don't book Big City Band, you are making a big mistake. After our wedding, I can confidently say those recommendations were spot on. Ken Shano and Big City Band far exceeded our expectations. From the pre-Wedding meetings to the actual wedding and the post-Wedding conversation, this band displayed so much charisma, excitement, respectfulness and professionalism. They did not pressure us into anything we did not feel comfortable with, and they brought so much energy to our wedding, that it is impossible to sit down while they were playing. The energy at the wedding was infectious and everyone we have spoken to has nothing but amazing things to say about Big City Band. Ken Shano was the representative that my wife and I dealt with prior to the wedding and he handled those meeting with such professionalism and respect towards us and our special day that we knew right away that we had made the right decision. I have already recommended this band to family and friends and would have no problem recommending them to anyone that wants to hear! If you want to have a memorable wedding with a band that will get everyone up and dancing, there is no one better than Big City Band! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
8/18/2013
4.8/5.0
Big City Band is amazing. Their music throughout our wedding was perfect. We had them play classic music during our ceremony, jazz during the cocktail hour and dance music during the reception. They were able to play each type of music well and totally worked with us to provide just the right feel musically during the evening. The reception was particularly great as many of our guests love to dance. Our dance floor was filled with happy guests as Big City Band rocked the tent. They checked in with us throughout the night and were great to work with. I highly recommend them to anyone!
Big City Band is amazing. Their music throughout our wedding was perfect. We had them play classic music during our Read more...
Big City Band is amazing. Their music throughout our wedding was perfect. We had them play classic music during our ceremony, jazz during the cocktail hour and dance music during the reception. They were able to play each type of music well and totally worked with us to provide just the right feel musically during the evening. The reception was particularly great as many of our guests love to dance. Our dance floor was filled with happy guests as Big City Band rocked the tent. They checked in with us throughout the night and were great to work with. I highly recommend them to anyone! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
8/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Big City made our wedding fun for all ages, even Grandma got up and danced to George Clinton's Dinosaur song!! Ken was extremely flexible for us and was able to make anything and everything happen. He's got a great sense of humor and is fun to work with! The band's energy, interaction and ability to "read" the crowd made the night epic. In our opinion, Big City band is dedicated to their guests. They are simply outstanding. Thank you, Big City for making our wedding night most memorable.
Em and Shane Savastano
Big City made our wedding fun for all ages, even Grandma got up and danced to George Clinton's Dinosaur song!! Ken was Read more...
Big City made our wedding fun for all ages, even Grandma got up and danced to George Clinton's Dinosaur song!! Ken was extremely flexible for us and was able to make anything and everything happen. He's got a great sense of humor and is fun to work with! The band's energy, interaction and ability to "read" the crowd made the night epic. In our opinion, Big City band is dedicated to their guests. They are simply outstanding. Thank you, Big City for making our wedding night most memorable.
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ANDREW
Wedding:
7/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Big City Wedding Band rocked it out of the park for our wedding! Ken Shano was responsive, easy to discuss with, and plan our wedding wishes. BCWB responded to our particular requests for the style and range of music we wished to have - they successfully brought a 20-65 yr age group to their feet dancing through the evening. The band connects to its audience. We couldn't have asked for more.
Big City Wedding Band rocked it out of the park for our wedding! Ken Shano was responsive, easy to discuss with, and plan Read more...
Big City Wedding Band rocked it out of the park for our wedding! Ken Shano was responsive, easy to discuss with, and plan our wedding wishes. BCWB responded to our particular requests for the style and range of music we wished to have - they successfully brought a 20-65 yr age group to their feet dancing through the evening. The band connects to its audience. We couldn't have asked for more. Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
6/15/2013
4.2/5.0
Big City was the first band we considered for our event, and I'm glad we went with them. They added life to our wedding. They were flexible and even let my husband and I play/sing with them. Ken was a pleasure to work with throughout the process.
Big City was the first band we considered for our event, and I'm glad we went with them. They added life to our wedding. Read more...
Big City was the first band we considered for our event, and I'm glad we went with them. They added life to our wedding. They were flexible and even let my husband and I play/sing with them. Ken was a pleasure to work with throughout the process. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Big City Band was amazing! First of all, they learned our wedding song specifically for us, and it was not an easy song to play. They played it perfectly and everyone was commenting on how fantastic it was. Secondly, they knew exactly what to play, and when, to keep our guests entertained and out on the dance floor. People were so impressed and have been telling us what a good time they had and how awesome the band was all week! Thank you Big City Band! You helped make our wedding perfect!
Big City Band was amazing! First of all, they learned our wedding song specifically for us, and it was not an easy song to Read more...
Big City Band was amazing! First of all, they learned our wedding song specifically for us, and it was not an easy song to play. They played it perfectly and everyone was commenting on how fantastic it was. Secondly, they knew exactly what to play, and when, to keep our guests entertained and out on the dance floor. People were so impressed and have been telling us what a good time they had and how awesome the band was all week! Thank you Big City Band! You helped make our wedding perfect! Read less
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Gael
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Big City Band stole the show at our wedding! Working with Ken was a pleasure from the beginning. He was timely, had great ideas and suggestions and was very accommodating. I immediately knew we could trust him to make the wedding a complete success and we would not have to worry about the music. The wedding was awesome, nearly every guest commented on the great band and wanted to know where we found them. The band got everyone one the dance floor and everyone was singing and dancing, including my husband, which I did not expect. The band was great interacting with the crowd, fielding requests and making sure everyone had a great time. I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of a band. It was a great experience and Big City made the wedding. Thanks Ken and Big City!
Big City Band stole the show at our wedding! Working with Ken was a pleasure from the beginning. He was timely, had great Read more...
Big City Band stole the show at our wedding! Working with Ken was a pleasure from the beginning. He was timely, had great ideas and suggestions and was very accommodating. I immediately knew we could trust him to make the wedding a complete success and we would not have to worry about the music. The wedding was awesome, nearly every guest commented on the great band and wanted to know where we found them. The band got everyone one the dance floor and everyone was singing and dancing, including my husband, which I did not expect. The band was great interacting with the crowd, fielding requests and making sure everyone had a great time. I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of a band. It was a great experience and Big City made the wedding. Thanks Ken and Big City! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Everyone loved Big City!!! We had them play an extra hour because no one wanted to stop dancing!
Everyone loved Big City!!! We had them play an extra hour because no one wanted to stop dancing!
Everyone loved Big City!!! We had them play an extra hour because no one wanted to stop dancing! Read less
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jan
Wedding:
12/8/2012
5.0/5.0
I found Big City Party Band great, Ken was the most accomodating person, friendly, talented, He did every thing we asked him to do and more, All my guest have asked me the name of the band, they said he was fantastic, The singers were wonderful. He made my wedding a complete success.
chris and Jan
I found Big City Party Band great, Ken was the most accomodating person, friendly, talented, He did every thing we asked Read more...
I found Big City Party Band great, Ken was the most accomodating person, friendly, talented, He did every thing we asked him to do and more, All my guest have asked me the name of the band, they said he was fantastic, The singers were wonderful. He made my wedding a complete success.
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Holly
Wedding:
12/1/2012
5.0/5.0
I've got only two words to wrap up the phenomenal reception that we had. BIG CITY!! The music at our wedding was off the charts. We were receiving positive feedback all night long about the band! They knocked people's socks off with their music. We could not believe how great it sounded. The selections were exactly what we wanted. We were looking for classy jazz during dinner with a few Christmas songs and some dance music as the night progressed. We could not have chosen a better mix. The crowd was up all night and didn't want the music to end. People felt like they were at a live concert. Great job to Ken and his band. We don't know what to say as we are still in amazement! Thank You!!
I've got only two words to wrap up the phenomenal reception that we had. BIG CITY!! The music at our wedding was off the Read more...
I've got only two words to wrap up the phenomenal reception that we had. BIG CITY!! The music at our wedding was off the charts. We were receiving positive feedback all night long about the band! They knocked people's socks off with their music. We could not believe how great it sounded. The selections were exactly what we wanted. We were looking for classy jazz during dinner with a few Christmas songs and some dance music as the night progressed. We could not have chosen a better mix. The crowd was up all night and didn't want the music to end. People felt like they were at a live concert. Great job to Ken and his band. We don't know what to say as we are still in amazement! Thank You!! Read less
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Jill
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
We are still on a high from our son's wedding this past Sunday and the Big City Wedding Band has much to do with the lingering feelings. Our family and friends are still talking about the band!

Not only have I attended many celebrations and heard many wedding bands, but I have also worked with one of the best NY metro area band organizations for years. In my opinion, your band is up there
with the BEST!

Living in the NY area with the wedding taking place in the Boston area, was not the easiest task for finding vendors and making arrangements, but you helped make the process go smoothly. After finding your band on the internet, doing research, listening to Big City's CD, speaking to references and, most importantly, after speaking with YOU, we knew that your band was the one for our simcha.

We were looking for a band that would provide the kind of Jewish wedding that we envisioned, and during the proceeding months, you listened to our vision, to our concerns and offered your expertise to planning and scheduling the upcoming evening. While we may have been a little concerned that the band's repertoire of "Jewish music" seemed limited, your Hava Nagila was energetic and joyous! And you beautifully performed "Jerusalem of Gold' which, as you know, has personal significance for my family.

The songs requested for the "First Dance" and the Parents' dances were not easy pieces but your band performed them with so much feeling and flawlessly. Of course, the entire evening was filled with beautiful music throughout. Each and every selection played was outstanding, and you had everyone up and dancing till the very end!

If someone were to ask if I would have done anything differently in terms of songs played, the way the reception was run, etc., my answer would be a resounding NO!

Jill and Larry C. (parents of the groom)
Fruitlands Museum; Harvard, MA
We are still on a high from our son's wedding this past Sunday and the Big City Wedding Band has much to do with the Read more...
We are still on a high from our son's wedding this past Sunday and the Big City Wedding Band has much to do with the lingering feelings. Our family and friends are still talking about the band!

Not only have I attended many celebrations and heard many wedding bands, but I have also worked with one of the best NY metro area band organizations for years. In my opinion, your band is up there
with the BEST!

Living in the NY area with the wedding taking place in the Boston area, was not the easiest task for finding vendors and making arrangements, but you helped make the process go smoothly. After finding your band on the internet, doing research, listening to Big City's CD, speaking to references and, most importantly, after speaking with YOU, we knew that your band was the one for our simcha.

We were looking for a band that would provide the kind of Jewish wedding that we envisioned, and during the proceeding months, you listened to our vision, to our concerns and offered your expertise to planning and scheduling the upcoming evening. While we may have been a little concerned that the band's repertoire of "Jewish music" seemed limited, your Hava Nagila was energetic and joyous! And you beautifully performed "Jerusalem of Gold' which, as you know, has personal significance for my family.

The songs requested for the "First Dance" and the Parents' dances were not easy pieces but your band performed them with so much feeling and flawlessly. Of course, the entire evening was filled with beautiful music throughout. Each and every selection played was outstanding, and you had everyone up and dancing till the very end!

If someone were to ask if I would have done anything differently in terms of songs played, the way the reception was run, etc., my answer would be a resounding NO!

Jill and Larry C. (parents of the groom)
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Rebecca
Wedding:
10/7/2012
4.9/5.0
We had a great time at our wedding, as did our guests. Big City Band was able to learn two songs for us at the last minute and did a great job learning them. We wanted our guests, of mixed ages, to be up and dancing the whole night, and they were thanks to the quality of the music and the variety of genres they were able to play.
We had a great time at our wedding, as did our guests. Big City Band was able to learn two songs for us at the last minute Read more...
We had a great time at our wedding, as did our guests. Big City Band was able to learn two songs for us at the last minute and did a great job learning them. We wanted our guests, of mixed ages, to be up and dancing the whole night, and they were thanks to the quality of the music and the variety of genres they were able to play. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
1.9/5.0
The band's event coordinator was not good at contacting/communicating with us during the weeks leading up to the wedding. They announced people in the wedding party incorrectly, they gave me a hard time about doing the traditional songs/dances that I requested... and over all for $4000 they were NOT worth a dime. I might as well have hired a dj. They count an hour of their time for "announcing" the wedding party (which they did incorrectly- for example- calling my brother in law Mario "mark") and then they played elevator music for an hour while people ate- who needs that during dinner! I wanted a band to dance to, not one as background music to to eat a meal to. Then when my family tried to give them more $ to stay another hour, the manager refused check/card- he insisted that we pay him $1000 cash if we wanted them to stay any longer. How unprofessional can you get? I didn't know we hired a bunch of bar room singers- classless. Save your $ and look elsewhere.
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The band's event coordinator was not good at contacting/communicating with us during the weeks leading up to the wedding. They announced people in the wedding party incorrectly, they gave me a hard time about doing the traditional songs/dances that I requested... and over all for $4000 they were NOT worth a dime. I might as well have hired a dj. They count an hour of their time for "announcing" the wedding party (which they did incorrectly- for example- calling my brother in law Mario "mark") and then they played elevator music for an hour while people ate- who needs that during dinner! I wanted a band to dance to, not one as background music to to eat a meal to. Then when my family tried to give them more $ to stay another hour, the manager refused check/card- he insisted that we pay him $1000 cash if we wanted them to stay any longer. How unprofessional can you get? I didn't know we hired a bunch of bar room singers- classless. Save your $ and look elsewhere. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
What can we say, these guys ROCKED the place!!!! From learning our first dance to all of the requests that we had for you guys, you really exceeded our expectations in every way possible. I was a little hesitant about having a live band at first, as we wanted to have a lot of dance music, but they played several current dance songs in addition to all the great older ones. And anything they couldnt/didnt want to play (like MMMMBop for my wife who is a huge Hanson Geek) they had on a playlist during their break. Overall, I would book them again and pay much for the service they provided!! Great job guys, I hope to see you at another wedding someday!!!!
What can we say, these guys ROCKED the place!!!! From learning our first dance to all of the requests that we had for you Read more...
What can we say, these guys ROCKED the place!!!! From learning our first dance to all of the requests that we had for you guys, you really exceeded our expectations in every way possible. I was a little hesitant about having a live band at first, as we wanted to have a lot of dance music, but they played several current dance songs in addition to all the great older ones. And anything they couldnt/didnt want to play (like MMMMBop for my wife who is a huge Hanson Geek) they had on a playlist during their break. Overall, I would book them again and pay much for the service they provided!! Great job guys, I hope to see you at another wedding someday!!!! Read less
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Brett
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
These guys are AMAZING! They listened to our song choices and played everything we asked! I cannot explain how awesome they sounded as well as their willingness to accommodate unusual requests.

Stop reading other reviews and book these guys!!!
These guys are AMAZING! They listened to our song choices and played everything we asked! I cannot explain how awesome Read more...
These guys are AMAZING! They listened to our song choices and played everything we asked! I cannot explain how awesome they sounded as well as their willingness to accommodate unusual requests.

Stop reading other reviews and book these guys!!! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Big City was fantastic- they played all the songs we wanted and none of the ones we didn't! Our guests haven't stopped talking about how much fun they had dancing the night away thanks to their amazing performance! Do not hesitate to hire this band for your wedding!!!!
Big City was fantastic- they played all the songs we wanted and none of the ones we didn't! Our guests haven't stopped Read more...
Big City was fantastic- they played all the songs we wanted and none of the ones we didn't! Our guests haven't stopped talking about how much fun they had dancing the night away thanks to their amazing performance! Do not hesitate to hire this band for your wedding!!!! Read less
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Norman
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Big City's Performance at our wedding was truly outstanding. The band played a flawless list of music and were very receptive to the guests of our wedding. All the band members were very bright and enthusiastic which seemed to set the tone for a very high energy fun filled event! We couldn't be happier with our "Big City" experience!
Big City's Performance at our wedding was truly outstanding. The band played a flawless list of music and were very Read more...
Big City's Performance at our wedding was truly outstanding. The band played a flawless list of music and were very receptive to the guests of our wedding. All the band members were very bright and enthusiastic which seemed to set the tone for a very high energy fun filled event! We couldn't be happier with our "Big City" experience! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Big City band was the absolute best, best decision we made regarding vendors at our wedding. Their repertoire is enormous - they can (authentically and convincingly) play from all genres, from your classic big band tunes, to blues, pop, and rock. I made some specific requests for songs we would love to hear during the reception and not only did they play them, they ROCKED them. The musicians are all warm, friendly people who went out of their way to make sure our day was perfect. The attention to detail, professionalism, skill and musicianship are all top notch. Our guests couldn't stop raving about how great the music was and how it made the party. We had to shut down the dance floor after the last dance - everyone was still going strong thanks to the awesome music!!!! We couldn't be more grateful to Ken and the band for making our day so special.
Big City band was the absolute best, best decision we made regarding vendors at our wedding. Their repertoire is enormous Read more...
Big City band was the absolute best, best decision we made regarding vendors at our wedding. Their repertoire is enormous - they can (authentically and convincingly) play from all genres, from your classic big band tunes, to blues, pop, and rock. I made some specific requests for songs we would love to hear during the reception and not only did they play them, they ROCKED them. The musicians are all warm, friendly people who went out of their way to make sure our day was perfect. The attention to detail, professionalism, skill and musicianship are all top notch. Our guests couldn't stop raving about how great the music was and how it made the party. We had to shut down the dance floor after the last dance - everyone was still going strong thanks to the awesome music!!!! We couldn't be more grateful to Ken and the band for making our day so special. Read less
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ashley
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
We just had our wedding two days ago at The Estate at Moraine Farm in Beverly, and I had to jump on here and write their review before we leave for our honeymoon tomorrow morning! My wife & I had never heard them play live prior to our wedding, so of course we were praying theyd be good. Well, they werent good, they were FANTASTIC!!! All of our family & friends haven't stopped talking to us about what a fun wedding we had -many thanks to the amazing band! We chose the 6 piece option and we couldn't be happier with their performance! From our initial meeting, to our final Skype meeting, all the way to the night of the wedding Big City was beyond professional, and extremely flexible with our song requests - they even learned our first dance song for us, and sang it beautifully! There wasn't a dry eye in the house when we danced to it! Big City is a band I fully intend to tell every engaged friend of mine to book! They had our guests dancing ALL night long!!!

Thank again!!

Ashley & Courtney F.
We just had our wedding two days ago at The Estate at Moraine Farm in Beverly, and I had to jump on here and write their Read more...
We just had our wedding two days ago at The Estate at Moraine Farm in Beverly, and I had to jump on here and write their review before we leave for our honeymoon tomorrow morning! My wife & I had never heard them play live prior to our wedding, so of course we were praying theyd be good. Well, they werent good, they were FANTASTIC!!! All of our family & friends haven't stopped talking to us about what a fun wedding we had -many thanks to the amazing band! We chose the 6 piece option and we couldn't be happier with their performance! From our initial meeting, to our final Skype meeting, all the way to the night of the wedding Big City was beyond professional, and extremely flexible with our song requests - they even learned our first dance song for us, and sang it beautifully! There wasn't a dry eye in the house when we danced to it! Big City is a band I fully intend to tell every engaged friend of mine to book! They had our guests dancing ALL night long!!!

Thank again!!

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Alessandra
Wedding:
8/11/2012
4.7/5.0
Big City played at my wedding on 8/11 and I don't think there was a person there who didn't comment on how great the band was! We were outside in a tent and it was hot, humid, and sweaty but they were awesome, so much energy, such great songs... Big City had everyone up dancing all night, just like I wanted, and they made it a truly great wedding.

I have to admit I was a little nervous, not having been able to hear them play in person before hiring them. I was just going off the CD they sent me, which I definitely enjoyed, but I have to say that their live performance completely blew me away. The CD just doesn't do them justice! Big City was also very easy to work with, happy to do things the way I wanted to even if it wasn't the traditional way, and gave good suggestions to help make the night run smoothly. Occasionally it might take a few days for them to get back to you, but I had read that in other reviews and never worried about it. Big City was also one of the most reasonably priced bands that we contacted, and I can't imagine spending another few thousand dollars could have possibly made my wedding night any better. Hiring them may have been the best decision we made!
Big City played at my wedding on 8/11 and I don't think there was a person there who didn't comment on how great the band Read more...
Big City played at my wedding on 8/11 and I don't think there was a person there who didn't comment on how great the band was! We were outside in a tent and it was hot, humid, and sweaty but they were awesome, so much energy, such great songs... Big City had everyone up dancing all night, just like I wanted, and they made it a truly great wedding.

I have to admit I was a little nervous, not having been able to hear them play in person before hiring them. I was just going off the CD they sent me, which I definitely enjoyed, but I have to say that their live performance completely blew me away. The CD just doesn't do them justice! Big City was also very easy to work with, happy to do things the way I wanted to even if it wasn't the traditional way, and gave good suggestions to help make the night run smoothly. Occasionally it might take a few days for them to get back to you, but I had read that in other reviews and never worried about it. Big City was also one of the most reasonably priced bands that we contacted, and I can't imagine spending another few thousand dollars could have possibly made my wedding night any better. Hiring them may have been the best decision we made! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
They did an outstanding job! We've been to many weddings lately with bands and these guys are by far the best at what they do. Ken made the process a breeze and you can put your trust in Big City Party Band to deliver.
They did an outstanding job! We've been to many weddings lately with bands and these guys are by far the best at what they Read more...
They did an outstanding job! We've been to many weddings lately with bands and these guys are by far the best at what they do. Ken made the process a breeze and you can put your trust in Big City Party Band to deliver. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Big City Wedding Band was THE best choice we made in our wedding planning. Their talent is unsurpassed, and their sound was enjoyed by all of our guests. We have heard so many compliments on their behalf from our family and friends. We hope to refer them to friends so that we can hear them play again at more weddings! Their sound quality, vocals, and performance were perfect. They were also easy to correspond with during the whole planning process, and adapted to our musical preferences, while at the same time added their own flair to make a perfect playlist for the crowd they were entertaining. We also greatly appreciated their willingness to learn songs that weren't already in their extremely large and diverse playlist (and not only learn the song but nail it in the performance!). They are sure to please at every event! Thank you for helping to make our wedding so memorable!
Big City Wedding Band was THE best choice we made in our wedding planning. Their talent is unsurpassed, and their sound Read more...
Big City Wedding Band was THE best choice we made in our wedding planning. Their talent is unsurpassed, and their sound was enjoyed by all of our guests. We have heard so many compliments on their behalf from our family and friends. We hope to refer them to friends so that we can hear them play again at more weddings! Their sound quality, vocals, and performance were perfect. They were also easy to correspond with during the whole planning process, and adapted to our musical preferences, while at the same time added their own flair to make a perfect playlist for the crowd they were entertaining. We also greatly appreciated their willingness to learn songs that weren't already in their extremely large and diverse playlist (and not only learn the song but nail it in the performance!). They are sure to please at every event! Thank you for helping to make our wedding so memorable! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Big City Party Band provided the music for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. We were so impressed with the quality of their sound and song choices, and our guests could not stop raving about the music they played. They're awesome!
Big City Party Band provided the music for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. We were so impressed with the Read more...
Big City Party Band provided the music for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. We were so impressed with the quality of their sound and song choices, and our guests could not stop raving about the music they played. They're awesome! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
This band exceeded all of our expectations- and those expectations were pretty high to begin with. From dealing with my last-minute changes, to adding in some Spanish for my non-English speaking in-laws, to reading the room like experts and adjusting accordingly, to leading a fantastic pseudo-karaoke dance party that was perfect for my family, they delivered and then some. I would strongly recommend this band for wedding receptions. They are VERY good at what they do.
This band exceeded all of our expectations- and those expectations were pretty high to begin with. From dealing with my Read more...
This band exceeded all of our expectations- and those expectations were pretty high to begin with. From dealing with my last-minute changes, to adding in some Spanish for my non-English speaking in-laws, to reading the room like experts and adjusting accordingly, to leading a fantastic pseudo-karaoke dance party that was perfect for my family, they delivered and then some. I would strongly recommend this band for wedding receptions. They are VERY good at what they do. Read less
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James
Wedding:
7/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Now that we are back from our honeymoon and finally got back into the swing of “normal life,” we’ve had a chance to reflect on our wedding. Everyone including ourselves had such an amazing time, and having the Big City Band perform was undoubtedly one of the biggest highlights. The performances were absolutely spectacular! The quality and talent of these musicians is second to none. During the reception, if the guests were not busy eating, then they were on the dance floor. The group did an outstanding job of feeling out the crowd, knew exactly what everybody was wanting, and delivered! As we have been talking with some of our guests after getting back from our honeymoon, every single one of them commented on how amazing the band was. We are so happy we were able to have the Big City Band perform at our wedding, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to others.
Now that we are back from our honeymoon and finally got back into the swing of “normal life,” we’ve had a chance to Read more...
Now that we are back from our honeymoon and finally got back into the swing of “normal life,” we’ve had a chance to reflect on our wedding. Everyone including ourselves had such an amazing time, and having the Big City Band perform was undoubtedly one of the biggest highlights. The performances were absolutely spectacular! The quality and talent of these musicians is second to none. During the reception, if the guests were not busy eating, then they were on the dance floor. The group did an outstanding job of feeling out the crowd, knew exactly what everybody was wanting, and delivered! As we have been talking with some of our guests after getting back from our honeymoon, every single one of them commented on how amazing the band was. We are so happy we were able to have the Big City Band perform at our wedding, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to others. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Big City Band was an excellent choice for our wedding. From the planning stages to the event itself, we were given a lot of personalized attention that helped to make the day so special. They played a great range of songs from the classics to current hits and really kept the energy going throughout our reception. Our guests kept commenting on how great the band sounded and how it really made a difference in how fun our reception was.
Big City Band was an excellent choice for our wedding. From the planning stages to the event itself, we were given a lot Read more...
Big City Band was an excellent choice for our wedding. From the planning stages to the event itself, we were given a lot of personalized attention that helped to make the day so special. They played a great range of songs from the classics to current hits and really kept the energy going throughout our reception. Our guests kept commenting on how great the band sounded and how it really made a difference in how fun our reception was. Read less
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Ted
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
The Big City Party Band was recommended to us for my daughter's wedding by another band who was already booked for that date and I'm glad they were. I felt confident from my first contact with Ken that they were the band for us. My daughter and her fiance contacted Ken a couple of times prior to the wedding to go over the music they wanted and it couldn't have been better. The dance floor was full most of the night and I had so many compliments from our guests.
The Big City Party Band was recommended to us for my daughter's wedding by another band who was already booked for that Read more...
The Big City Party Band was recommended to us for my daughter's wedding by another band who was already booked for that date and I'm glad they were. I felt confident from my first contact with Ken that they were the band for us. My daughter and her fiance contacted Ken a couple of times prior to the wedding to go over the music they wanted and it couldn't have been better. The dance floor was full most of the night and I had so many compliments from our guests. Read less
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Anne
Wedding:
6/16/2012
4.9/5.0
Big City was amazing! They had the entire party dancing all night, including the groom (who has never been much of a dancer). They learned songs for our father/daughter and first dances, and they played all of the fun hits that no one can resist moving to. We got married at a yacht club where weddings happen every year, and we were told by the bartender and event coordinator that Big City was the best band they had ever had there, with the most people dancing they had ever seen. I would recommend Big City to anyone.
Big City was amazing! They had the entire party dancing all night, including the groom (who has never been much of a Read more...
Big City was amazing! They had the entire party dancing all night, including the groom (who has never been much of a dancer). They learned songs for our father/daughter and first dances, and they played all of the fun hits that no one can resist moving to. We got married at a yacht club where weddings happen every year, and we were told by the bartender and event coordinator that Big City was the best band they had ever had there, with the most people dancing they had ever seen. I would recommend Big City to anyone. Read less
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Valerie
Wedding:
6/10/2012
4.7/5.0
I cannot imagine having a better band for our wedding! The quality of sound was amazing even though we were outside for the ceremony and cocktail hour, and in a tent for the reception. The vocalists were all great. The band was fun, able to accomodate even my grandma's requet for a polka, and our guests all had a blast. And, Ken Shano could not have been more responsive and helpful in planning our event! He was 100% organized and provided wonderful recommendations for songs and timing of events. Thank you so much Big City for being a part of our wedding day and making it perfect!
I cannot imagine having a better band for our wedding! The quality of sound was amazing even though we were outside for Read more...
I cannot imagine having a better band for our wedding! The quality of sound was amazing even though we were outside for the ceremony and cocktail hour, and in a tent for the reception. The vocalists were all great. The band was fun, able to accomodate even my grandma's requet for a polka, and our guests all had a blast. And, Ken Shano could not have been more responsive and helpful in planning our event! He was 100% organized and provided wonderful recommendations for songs and timing of events. Thank you so much Big City for being a part of our wedding day and making it perfect! Read less
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luke
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Big City was simply amazing. Working with Ken in helping put together our wedding was one of the best decisions we made. Big city made sure everything went according to plan. They had set a plan of action and worked with it throughout the whole day. The music at the ceremony went perfectly. We had some last minute switch-ups during the bridal party entrance and they handled it seamlessly. They took the time to learn how to pronounce everyone's name. And finally the Music during dinner and dancing was fabulous. Live entertainment gives the party just a little extra juice ... people were on the dance floor from start to finish. Our guests had so much fun that at the end of the last dance they chanted "One More Song" Big City Obliged and gave us an encore with "Shout" .
Big City is a fantastic band, M.C., and entertainment. They know what they're doing and do it well.
Big City was simply amazing. Working with Ken in helping put together our wedding was one of the best decisions we made. Read more...
Big City was simply amazing. Working with Ken in helping put together our wedding was one of the best decisions we made. Big city made sure everything went according to plan. They had set a plan of action and worked with it throughout the whole day. The music at the ceremony went perfectly. We had some last minute switch-ups during the bridal party entrance and they handled it seamlessly. They took the time to learn how to pronounce everyone's name. And finally the Music during dinner and dancing was fabulous. Live entertainment gives the party just a little extra juice ... people were on the dance floor from start to finish. Our guests had so much fun that at the end of the last dance they chanted "One More Song" Big City Obliged and gave us an encore with "Shout" .
Big City is a fantastic band, M.C., and entertainment. They know what they're doing and do it well. Read less
Services Used: Band, DJ, , Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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BC
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure doing business with Ken Shano and the Big City Band. Ken was easy to contact and quick to respond to our concerns and questions via email and phone. A few months before the wedding he skyped with our daughter and her future husband in order to get to know them a little and to go over the specifics for the big day. Big City is truly "committed to making each event the unique celebration it's meant to be!" The music at the wedding reception was exceptional. The musicians and the vocals were outstanding. We couldn't have asked for a better time. Thank you Ken and Big City!
It was a pleasure doing business with Ken Shano and the Big City Band. Ken was easy to contact and quick to respond to our Read more...
It was a pleasure doing business with Ken Shano and the Big City Band. Ken was easy to contact and quick to respond to our concerns and questions via email and phone. A few months before the wedding he skyped with our daughter and her future husband in order to get to know them a little and to go over the specifics for the big day. Big City is truly "committed to making each event the unique celebration it's meant to be!" The music at the wedding reception was exceptional. The musicians and the vocals were outstanding. We couldn't have asked for a better time. Thank you Ken and Big City! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Jessica
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Music makes the day and because of the Big City Party Band our day was perfect.
Music makes the day and because of the Big City Party Band our day was perfect.
Music makes the day and because of the Big City Party Band our day was perfect. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Colleen
Wedding:
12/31/2011
5.0/5.0
Big City was an awesome band to do business with. The bride had several specific requests that did not follow the traditional events that commonly occur at weddings. The band honored her requests. Our guests were always on the dance floor and we received many, many compliments about the music. They helped us ring in the new year in style. We even had a birthday on 1/1/12 and the band played Happy Birthday for the sister of the groom. Lastly, since we have musicians in our family, the band graciously cleared the way for the brother and father of the bride to sing a couple of their songs. I would highly recommend them!
Big City was an awesome band to do business with. The bride had several specific requests that did not follow the Read more...
Big City was an awesome band to do business with. The bride had several specific requests that did not follow the traditional events that commonly occur at weddings. The band honored her requests. Our guests were always on the dance floor and we received many, many compliments about the music. They helped us ring in the new year in style. We even had a birthday on 1/1/12 and the band played Happy Birthday for the sister of the groom. Lastly, since we have musicians in our family, the band graciously cleared the way for the brother and father of the bride to sing a couple of their songs. I would highly recommend them! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Erin
Wedding:
12/31/2011
5.0/5.0
Big City Band played at my wedding reception on New Year's Eve. They did a fabulous job and kept our guests on the dance floor all night! They honored our dance requests and were flexible with last-minute changes to the flow of events that we had arranged ahead of time. I would absolutely recommend them to others. They are a GREAT value!!
Big City Band played at my wedding reception on New Year's Eve. They did a fabulous job and kept our guests on the dance Read more...
Big City Band played at my wedding reception on New Year's Eve. They did a fabulous job and kept our guests on the dance floor all night! They honored our dance requests and were flexible with last-minute changes to the flow of events that we had arranged ahead of time. I would absolutely recommend them to others. They are a GREAT value!! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Very Happy!
Wedding:
9/18/2011
5.0/5.0
We feel so fortunate that we chose Big City Band to play at our wedding! They sounded so amazing--everyone wanted to dance. Many friends told us that they were the best wedding band they'd ever heard. Ken Shano, their manager and also a member, worked closely with us to plan the perfect reception start-to-finish. Each member was very talented, responsive and clearly happy to there. They customized their performance to meet our needs and made really gerat suggestions. We wholeheartedly recommend Big City Band to others!
We feel so fortunate that we chose Big City Band to play at our wedding! They sounded so amazing--everyone wanted to Read more...
We feel so fortunate that we chose Big City Band to play at our wedding! They sounded so amazing--everyone wanted to dance. Many friends told us that they were the best wedding band they'd ever heard. Ken Shano, their manager and also a member, worked closely with us to plan the perfect reception start-to-finish. Each member was very talented, responsive and clearly happy to there. They customized their performance to meet our needs and made really gerat suggestions. We wholeheartedly recommend Big City Band to others! Read less
Services Used: Band
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jotetirick
Wedding:
9/17/2011
4.6/5.0
BEST WEDDING BAND EVER!! Everyone LOVED the music and it was a great surprise that you made the effort (given such short notice) to learn the songs for our father/daughter and mother/son dances. I think at one point, literally all of our guests were on the dance floor, and as you will see from the two stories below, all of Kennebunkport enjoyed your music!

Two Funny Stories

* Katie's parents talked to one of their neighbors who could hear the music so clearly and enjoyed the music so much that they had a dance party on their back patio
* One of the Kennebunkport Inn keepers told us that they and their friends were going to go to a bar on Sat night, but instead they stayed at their house and danced to your music because it was so good
BEST WEDDING BAND EVER!! Everyone LOVED the music and it was a great surprise that you made the effort (given such short Read more...
BEST WEDDING BAND EVER!! Everyone LOVED the music and it was a great surprise that you made the effort (given such short notice) to learn the songs for our father/daughter and mother/son dances. I think at one point, literally all of our guests were on the dance floor, and as you will see from the two stories below, all of Kennebunkport enjoyed your music!

Two Funny Stories

* Katie's parents talked to one of their neighbors who could hear the music so clearly and enjoyed the music so much that they had a dance party on their back patio
* One of the Kennebunkport Inn keepers told us that they and their friends were going to go to a bar on Sat night, but instead they stayed at their house and danced to your music because it was so good Read less
Services Used: Band
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Karen & Mark
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
When Mark and I were planning our wedding, our main goal was for people to dance and have fun, and we definitely chose the right band to get it done. The band was so good that people got up and started dancing to the music while the first course of dinner was being served, and the dance floor was full from the minute dinner ended until it was time to go… and that’s with extending the band an extra hour and a half! Our guests came up to us all night long to tell us how great the band was, and how much fun they were having. We were afraid to go out to get some air, because every song was too good to miss. Our wedding surpassed our wildest dreams. While we were on our honeymoon, we heard that people couldn’t stop talking about our wedding. One of our guests was back at the venue the following week, and the staff was talking to them about how much fun it was.

We were a little nervous about not having seen the band play live beforehand… but they were so great, and they can play such a wide range of musical styles. We were blown away by the band’s rendition of Miles Davis’ All Blues, during dinner. We almost felt like we didn’t have a band because it sounded more like we had each of the original artists at our wedding, playing their songs. They were that good.

It was great working with Ken to plan everything because he had so many great suggestions, like how to get everyone up dancing from the get-go. It was also really convenient that we were able to do almost all of our communicating over the phone and email, and only had to meet in person once.

We’re so grateful to the Band and Ken for making our wedding such an amazing experience!!
When Mark and I were planning our wedding, our main goal was for people to dance and have fun, and we definitely chose the Read more...
When Mark and I were planning our wedding, our main goal was for people to dance and have fun, and we definitely chose the right band to get it done. The band was so good that people got up and started dancing to the music while the first course of dinner was being served, and the dance floor was full from the minute dinner ended until it was time to go… and that’s with extending the band an extra hour and a half! Our guests came up to us all night long to tell us how great the band was, and how much fun they were having. We were afraid to go out to get some air, because every song was too good to miss. Our wedding surpassed our wildest dreams. While we were on our honeymoon, we heard that people couldn’t stop talking about our wedding. One of our guests was back at the venue the following week, and the staff was talking to them about how much fun it was.

We were a little nervous about not having seen the band play live beforehand… but they were so great, and they can play such a wide range of musical styles. We were blown away by the band’s rendition of Miles Davis’ All Blues, during dinner. We almost felt like we didn’t have a band because it sounded more like we had each of the original artists at our wedding, playing their songs. They were that good.

It was great working with Ken to plan everything because he had so many great suggestions, like how to get everyone up dancing from the get-go. It was also really convenient that we were able to do almost all of our communicating over the phone and email, and only had to meet in person once.

We’re so grateful to the Band and Ken for making our wedding such an amazing experience!! Read less
Services Used: Band
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MOB
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
The Big City Party Band performed at my daughter's wedding this past weekend and they were fabulous!!! Everyone danced the whole night away. So many guests commented on what a great band they were.
They also provided the music for the wedding ceremony and during the cocktail hour which was also great. Would definitely recommend them for your wedding.
The Big City Party Band performed at my daughter's wedding this past weekend and they were fabulous!!! Everyone danced the Read more...
The Big City Party Band performed at my daughter's wedding this past weekend and they were fabulous!!! Everyone danced the whole night away. So many guests commented on what a great band they were.
They also provided the music for the wedding ceremony and during the cocktail hour which was also great. Would definitely recommend them for your wedding. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Jillian
Wedding:
5/23/2011
5.0/5.0
I really cannot say enough good things about this band! We spoke to Ken many times before the wedding, and he really made sure to take the time to get to know us, as well as the type of wedding reception we wanted, to ensure a great time for our guests. The band's play list is phenomenal, we were so delighted with how many great songs we had to choose from! I can honestly say that the majority of our guests were on the dance floor the whole night...there was no awkward period of just a few people out there at first trying to get others to join in. From the very first song, the dance floor was packed! We received endless compliments on the bands behalf, and still do 2 years later. We were so pleased with Big City Party Band that we are hiring them again for a 50th birthday party! We want the party to be a success, and there was no doubt in our minds who to hire for music for that to be possible! I would recommend this band to anyone with no hesitation! We could not have been any more pleased!
I really cannot say enough good things about this band! We spoke to Ken many times before the wedding, and he really made Read more...
I really cannot say enough good things about this band! We spoke to Ken many times before the wedding, and he really made sure to take the time to get to know us, as well as the type of wedding reception we wanted, to ensure a great time for our guests. The band's play list is phenomenal, we were so delighted with how many great songs we had to choose from! I can honestly say that the majority of our guests were on the dance floor the whole night...there was no awkward period of just a few people out there at first trying to get others to join in. From the very first song, the dance floor was packed! We received endless compliments on the bands behalf, and still do 2 years later. We were so pleased with Big City Party Band that we are hiring them again for a 50th birthday party! We want the party to be a success, and there was no doubt in our minds who to hire for music for that to be possible! I would recommend this band to anyone with no hesitation! We could not have been any more pleased! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Catherine
Wedding:
6/5/2010
4.5/5.0
We found Big City Band after going to a wedding band showcase at The Purple Shamrock. They were the hit of the night and we were sure they would be booked or too expensive for us. They are managed by a larger company, Best Bands, and we worked with them and the band manager, Ken. Compared to other bands, they were relatively affordable and worked with us to also provide ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception music. The music that night was great and they played hit after hit. I admit I was running around a lot but there were always people on the dance floor and my favorite memory is seeing all my wedding guests, late at night doing a conga line while their lead singer sang "We are family." I cannot wait for the wedding video! I took off a couple points because early on we had trouble getting back our copy of the contract and it took multiple calls and emails. Also, most emails seem to need a follow up call to ensure receipt. After a lengthy talk with Ken the day before our wedding about all the details, he called me that night to say he had lost them on his computer and did I have time to talk. I didn't! Thankfully everything went pretty well as planned. I'd love to see them at another wedding!
We found Big City Band after going to a wedding band showcase at The Purple Shamrock. They were the hit of the night and Read more...
We found Big City Band after going to a wedding band showcase at The Purple Shamrock. They were the hit of the night and we were sure they would be booked or too expensive for us. They are managed by a larger company, Best Bands, and we worked with them and the band manager, Ken. Compared to other bands, they were relatively affordable and worked with us to also provide ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception music. The music that night was great and they played hit after hit. I admit I was running around a lot but there were always people on the dance floor and my favorite memory is seeing all my wedding guests, late at night doing a conga line while their lead singer sang "We are family." I cannot wait for the wedding video! I took off a couple points because early on we had trouble getting back our copy of the contract and it took multiple calls and emails. Also, most emails seem to need a follow up call to ensure receipt. After a lengthy talk with Ken the day before our wedding about all the details, he called me that night to say he had lost them on his computer and did I have time to talk. I didn't! Thankfully everything went pretty well as planned. I'd love to see them at another wedding! Read less
Services Used: Band

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