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Bo & Bill Winiker Bands/ Winiker Music

Brookline , MA
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LOCATION

45 Longwood Avenue, Ste. 108
Brookline, MA US 02446 (map)

PHONE

617-277-6673

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Bo and Bill Winiker and Winiker Music are thrilled to have been chosen by The Knot, and by newlyweds using Wedding Wire, as one of the top wedding bands across the Nation. Come see for... Read more
Bo and Bill Winiker and Winiker Music are thrilled to have been chosen by The Knot, and by newlyweds using Wedding Wire, as one of the top wedding bands across the Nation. Come see for yourselves what all the buzz is about. From Michael Buble to Black Eyed Peas from Motown to Classic Rock, and everything in between, they'll have you movin' and groovin' and swingin' up a storm. Winiker Music will create for you a spectacular celebration! Join them at The Monday Club Bar for a fun and funky wedding showcase at Upstairs On The Square in Cambridge, MA. They're there every month. See the Events section below for the next available date. Be sure and let them know you found 'em on Wedding Wire!


Winiker Bands regularly perform at a variety of gala events, corporate functions and landmark celebrations. According to The Boston Globe, they're "Boston's house band!"

Contact us today! (617) 277-6673 or (617) 277-6672

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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
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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?
Acoustic, Big Band, Blues, Country, Funk, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, R&B, Rock
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
Tuxedos, or navy or black blue suits with matching ties.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Yes!
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
Yes, we have learned as many as ten new songs for a wedding. Usually we learn two to three.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
One hour.
How much space do you usually require?
We're very flexible and can make any size work.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
No
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
The music is the main ingredient. When we do emcee it is done with spirit, enthusiasm, sincerity and in a most professional manner.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Yes and yes. As your guests receive their main course, we'll put on a CD of a solo pianist playing beautiful dinner music.
Do you play recorded music during your break?
See above.
What is your overtime rate?
Please call for our rates.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Yes. Please call for additional information.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
For our wedding, having a great band was one of our most important requirements. We were absolutely thrilled to have Bo & Bill make our wedding so memorable! They were both personable and professional. They are walking encyclopedias of countless songs - perfect for us, since we have such diverse tastes in many styles of music. Our guests just raved about them. From the piano with classical flourishes during our ceremony, to the 6-piece band during our reception, they played for hours! They threw in music that spanned decades, even some new songs that were still hits on the day we got married.

When we originally planned our wedding with them, they contributed their vast expertise and actually helped us plan the different phases of the reception. They were very flexible, learning some custom songs for us and even letting the groom & best man join in to play a tune! They brought in different songs to fit each phase of our night, even staying a little longer because everybody was still dancing up a storm.

In short, the Winikers were absolutely fantastic and worth every penny. We highly recommend them!

* Michelle and Steve - married August 24, 2013 at Promises to Keep, Derry NH
For our wedding, having a great band was one of our most important requirements. We were absolutely thrilled to have Bo & Read more...
For our wedding, having a great band was one of our most important requirements. We were absolutely thrilled to have Bo & Bill make our wedding so memorable! They were both personable and professional. They are walking encyclopedias of countless songs - perfect for us, since we have such diverse tastes in many styles of music. Our guests just raved about them. From the piano with classical flourishes during our ceremony, to the 6-piece band during our reception, they played for hours! They threw in music that spanned decades, even some new songs that were still hits on the day we got married.

When we originally planned our wedding with them, they contributed their vast expertise and actually helped us plan the different phases of the reception. They were very flexible, learning some custom songs for us and even letting the groom & best man join in to play a tune! They brought in different songs to fit each phase of our night, even staying a little longer because everybody was still dancing up a storm.

In short, the Winikers were absolutely fantastic and worth every penny. We highly recommend them!

* Michelle and Steve - married August 24, 2013 at Promises to Keep, Derry NH Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We cannot say enough positive things about these wonderful brothers and their outstanding band. Bo and Bill genuinely love what they do, and their enthusiasm for music is infectious. Everyone loved them and they were the highlight of our reception. They are consummate professionals, read a crowd perfectly, and know how to choose music that suits the crowd and the moment. They listen to your desires and create a unique experience for you. And they LOVE doing it! I would use them again in a second!
We cannot say enough positive things about these wonderful brothers and their outstanding band. Bo and Bill genuinely love Read more...
We cannot say enough positive things about these wonderful brothers and their outstanding band. Bo and Bill genuinely love what they do, and their enthusiasm for music is infectious. Everyone loved them and they were the highlight of our reception. They are consummate professionals, read a crowd perfectly, and know how to choose music that suits the crowd and the moment. They listen to your desires and create a unique experience for you. And they LOVE doing it! I would use them again in a second! Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Winiker Bands is the best in Boston!

My husband and I were recently married at The Seaport Hotel Boston on September 1, 2012---- our wedding day was perfect!

When it came to hiring Bo Winiker of The Winiker Bnads, it was a no brainier. I have been a wedding photographer (www.bkbphoto.com) for over ten years in the local industry and have worked with the Bo and his band throughout the years; I have always enjoyed their music and highly personalized service.... fast forward to my wedding-- Bo and his team provided the most elegant and fun music we could have ever asked for See a highlight clip from our wedding here: http://vimeo.com/49884013

Bo and Bill Winiker were so easy to work with! They were flexible on our music selections and made it clear they wanted our day to be special. They made sure they were able to pronounce each name for introductions--- that impressed me!! They were professional and their music performance was an amazing experience!

Our guests of all generations were speechless over the music from Frank Sinatra to Black Eyed Peas. In fact, some older guests mentioned to me "You have Bo Winiker here.... WOW! He's a Boston staple."

As a professional who is embedded in the local wedding community, who knows the in's and out's of a wedding day, there are many bands in the area, but when it decision time for music on YOUR BIG DAY, the choice is simple--- Winiker Bands. They will not only go above and beyond, they will play music that reflects your style that will captivate you.

We couldn't be more pleased with Bo and Winiker Bands! We look forward to referring many weddings to use their service!!
Winiker Bands is the best in Boston!

My husband and I were recently married at The Seaport Hotel Boston on Read more...
Winiker Bands is the best in Boston!

My husband and I were recently married at The Seaport Hotel Boston on September 1, 2012---- our wedding day was perfect!

When it came to hiring Bo Winiker of The Winiker Bnads, it was a no brainier. I have been a wedding photographer (www.bkbphoto.com) for over ten years in the local industry and have worked with the Bo and his band throughout the years; I have always enjoyed their music and highly personalized service.... fast forward to my wedding-- Bo and his team provided the most elegant and fun music we could have ever asked for See a highlight clip from our wedding here: http://vimeo.com/49884013

Bo and Bill Winiker were so easy to work with! They were flexible on our music selections and made it clear they wanted our day to be special. They made sure they were able to pronounce each name for introductions--- that impressed me!! They were professional and their music performance was an amazing experience!

Our guests of all generations were speechless over the music from Frank Sinatra to Black Eyed Peas. In fact, some older guests mentioned to me "You have Bo Winiker here.... WOW! He's a Boston staple."

As a professional who is embedded in the local wedding community, who knows the in's and out's of a wedding day, there are many bands in the area, but when it decision time for music on YOUR BIG DAY, the choice is simple--- Winiker Bands. They will not only go above and beyond, they will play music that reflects your style that will captivate you.

We couldn't be more pleased with Bo and Winiker Bands! We look forward to referring many weddings to use their service!! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/19/2012
5.0/5.0
They were a wonderful wedding band! They kept everyone on their feet dancing the whole night. The hora went on for about 45 minutes. Guests were saying that the hora was the longest one at a wedding that they have seen. Guests were complimenting how the band was wonderful and were very friendly. I would recommend this band for an occasion. They are wonderful people to work with.
They were a wonderful wedding band! They kept everyone on their feet dancing the whole night. The hora went on for about Read more...
They were a wonderful wedding band! They kept everyone on their feet dancing the whole night. The hora went on for about 45 minutes. Guests were saying that the hora was the longest one at a wedding that they have seen. Guests were complimenting how the band was wonderful and were very friendly. I would recommend this band for an occasion. They are wonderful people to work with. Read less
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Adam
Wedding:
8/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Bill Winiker's band made the wedding memorable and two months later guests still can't stop talking about how much fun they had. From relatives who never dance but stayed on the dance floor all night, to the numerous non-stop contemporary song sets, and even the guest who surprised us with a group serenade--and Bill taught the band the music on the spot so they could accompany the group-- everything was wonderful. Your guests will truly have the time of their lives (and so will you!) with this band.
Bill Winiker's band made the wedding memorable and two months later guests still can't stop talking about how much fun Read more...
Bill Winiker's band made the wedding memorable and two months later guests still can't stop talking about how much fun they had. From relatives who never dance but stayed on the dance floor all night, to the numerous non-stop contemporary song sets, and even the guest who surprised us with a group serenade--and Bill taught the band the music on the spot so they could accompany the group-- everything was wonderful. Your guests will truly have the time of their lives (and so will you!) with this band. Read less
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Paula
Wedding:
7/26/2012
5.0/5.0
The Winiker Band was extraordinary. They even learned our first dance song two days before the ceremony and knocked it out of the park.
The Winiker Band was extraordinary. They even learned our first dance song two days before the ceremony and knocked it out Read more...
The Winiker Band was extraordinary. They even learned our first dance song two days before the ceremony and knocked it out of the park. Read less
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Jonathan
Wedding:
6/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Working with the Winiker brothers was such a pleasure. They were kind, responsive and understanding to our needs. My wife and I had a traditional Jewish wedding and our guests were expecting a joyous horah and traditional Israeli music. Many at first were skeptical of the Winiker's ability to provide and told us we should look into brining up a band from NY but they were all wrong. Bo and Bill provided us with wonderful music, they had everyone dancing for hours and when they seamlessly switched from Jewish music to modern dance music continuing the party for a long time- everyone left with their feet aching from dancing so much. If you are getting married in Massachusetts make sure you check out the Winiker band they are wonderfully priced, professional, and really just great musicians to work with.
Working with the Winiker brothers was such a pleasure. They were kind, responsive and understanding to our needs. My wife Read more...
Working with the Winiker brothers was such a pleasure. They were kind, responsive and understanding to our needs. My wife and I had a traditional Jewish wedding and our guests were expecting a joyous horah and traditional Israeli music. Many at first were skeptical of the Winiker's ability to provide and told us we should look into brining up a band from NY but they were all wrong. Bo and Bill provided us with wonderful music, they had everyone dancing for hours and when they seamlessly switched from Jewish music to modern dance music continuing the party for a long time- everyone left with their feet aching from dancing so much. If you are getting married in Massachusetts make sure you check out the Winiker band they are wonderfully priced, professional, and really just great musicians to work with. Read less
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bmarullo
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are both military and were planning a wedding in Boston from across the county. As a result, we knew that our wedding was a difficult event to coordinate. Regardless, Bo Winiker worked with us to plan every detail of the wedding timeline, took specific music requests, and even learned several songs for the "Father-Daughter" and "Mother-Son" dances. The band's energy, musical talent, and ability to read the crowd truly drove the event and made it a success. We highly recommend the Winiker Band for any bride and groom wishing to make their event unique, tasteful, professional, and enjoyable to a wide range of guests. Specifically, their ability to play a variety of genres kept everyone participating from the beginning of the reception and well into the night. Finally, make sure you request Bo to sing Louis Armstrong - he was fantastic!
My husband and I are both military and were planning a wedding in Boston from across the county. As a result, we knew that Read more...
My husband and I are both military and were planning a wedding in Boston from across the county. As a result, we knew that our wedding was a difficult event to coordinate. Regardless, Bo Winiker worked with us to plan every detail of the wedding timeline, took specific music requests, and even learned several songs for the "Father-Daughter" and "Mother-Son" dances. The band's energy, musical talent, and ability to read the crowd truly drove the event and made it a success. We highly recommend the Winiker Band for any bride and groom wishing to make their event unique, tasteful, professional, and enjoyable to a wide range of guests. Specifically, their ability to play a variety of genres kept everyone participating from the beginning of the reception and well into the night. Finally, make sure you request Bo to sing Louis Armstrong - he was fantastic! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
3/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Bo and Bill were ABSOLUTELY the best. From the first time we spoke to them on the phone, they were upbeat, professional and ready to do whatever was necessary to make our wedding as special as possible. When we sked them to learn a few new Jewish songs for our wedding, they were enthusiastic and fast. When geographic constraints made it difficult for my husband and I to make it up to Boston (we got married in Connecticut) to meet with the band, they were happy to experiment with Skype in order to chat. No matter what we needed, the band was always eager to please. On the day of our actual wedding, they arrived early, took care of everything and did a rockin' job! Everyone was up dancing the ENTIRE time, the music selection was PERFECT, and Bo did a tremendous job of handling the microphone. I couldn't have asked for a better band!
Bo and Bill were ABSOLUTELY the best. From the first time we spoke to them on the phone, they were upbeat, professional Read more...
Bo and Bill were ABSOLUTELY the best. From the first time we spoke to them on the phone, they were upbeat, professional and ready to do whatever was necessary to make our wedding as special as possible. When we sked them to learn a few new Jewish songs for our wedding, they were enthusiastic and fast. When geographic constraints made it difficult for my husband and I to make it up to Boston (we got married in Connecticut) to meet with the band, they were happy to experiment with Skype in order to chat. No matter what we needed, the band was always eager to please. On the day of our actual wedding, they arrived early, took care of everything and did a rockin' job! Everyone was up dancing the ENTIRE time, the music selection was PERFECT, and Bo did a tremendous job of handling the microphone. I couldn't have asked for a better band! Read less
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melissapb430
Wedding:
11/19/2011
5.0/5.0
The Winiker Band is OUTSTANDING!!! Bill and Bo Winiker were a pleasure to work with. They were extremely accommodating and professional. They made us feel as though we were truly special and spent a lot of quality time with us before the wedding (e.g., getting to know us as a couple, our taste in music, planning the order of events, discussing music for Jewish ceremonies, etc.). The band worked well with our chosen venue and our wedding night went smoothly thanks to the Winikers. The dance floor was always packed with guests ranging in age from 21-90. The band touched upon every genre of music such as Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Motown, Neil Diamond, Bruno Mars, Black Eyed Peas as well as big band swing music and standards such as songs sung by Frank Sinatra and Horas. Bo was receptive to all spontaneous music requests throughout the evening (e.g., Build Me Up Buttercup). The Winiker orchestra played our wedding song, "I'll Be" by Edwin McCain, flawlessly. After the wedding, our guests were raving about our band. For example, my good friend told me that she had never witnessed her husband dance at a wedding before and he was on the dance floor the entire evening. I highly recommend the Winiker Orchestra for any venue. Their music selection, professionalism, value and flexibility make them an extremely well rounded band for any occasion.
Mr. & Mrs. Berman
The Winiker Band is OUTSTANDING!!! Bill and Bo Winiker were a pleasure to work with. They were extremely accommodating and Read more...
The Winiker Band is OUTSTANDING!!! Bill and Bo Winiker were a pleasure to work with. They were extremely accommodating and professional. They made us feel as though we were truly special and spent a lot of quality time with us before the wedding (e.g., getting to know us as a couple, our taste in music, planning the order of events, discussing music for Jewish ceremonies, etc.). The band worked well with our chosen venue and our wedding night went smoothly thanks to the Winikers. The dance floor was always packed with guests ranging in age from 21-90. The band touched upon every genre of music such as Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Motown, Neil Diamond, Bruno Mars, Black Eyed Peas as well as big band swing music and standards such as songs sung by Frank Sinatra and Horas. Bo was receptive to all spontaneous music requests throughout the evening (e.g., Build Me Up Buttercup). The Winiker orchestra played our wedding song, "I'll Be" by Edwin McCain, flawlessly. After the wedding, our guests were raving about our band. For example, my good friend told me that she had never witnessed her husband dance at a wedding before and he was on the dance floor the entire evening. I highly recommend the Winiker Orchestra for any venue. Their music selection, professionalism, value and flexibility make them an extremely well rounded band for any occasion.
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Heather
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Members of then Winiker Band are actually family relatives. We had no idea if we'd be able to book them, but boy, are we glad we could. They were incredible. The music selection - swing and classic rock - was amazing and had everyone dancing the ENTIRE night. I've been to weddings before where there is some dancing after dessert. Bo Winiker, the band leader, made sure people were up the entire time. Our hora was nearly 30 minutes long - and people are still talking about it. Bo made sure to cater to our every need and wish, and it was absolutely perfect. We felt catered to, respected and pampered. The night was unforgettable.
Members of then Winiker Band are actually family relatives. We had no idea if we'd be able to book them, but boy, are we Read more...
Members of then Winiker Band are actually family relatives. We had no idea if we'd be able to book them, but boy, are we glad we could. They were incredible. The music selection - swing and classic rock - was amazing and had everyone dancing the ENTIRE night. I've been to weddings before where there is some dancing after dessert. Bo Winiker, the band leader, made sure people were up the entire time. Our hora was nearly 30 minutes long - and people are still talking about it. Bo made sure to cater to our every need and wish, and it was absolutely perfect. We felt catered to, respected and pampered. The night was unforgettable. Read less
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AndreaThomas7
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Hi Bo!

Tim & I just returned from our honeymoon in France & Italy. It was amazing. ALMOST as a amazing as our big day. We couldn't wait to reach out to you upon our return. We cannot thank you enough for the incredible music you provided! You and your band are undoubtedly the best around. You truly amazed us. We were particularly wowed by the choice of songs you played. It was a perfect balance of different music from different eras. Our friends & family cannot stop raving about the music. You said they would be talking about it for 10 years, but I think it will be more like 20! We really did show the Taj a party the likes of which it has never seen :)

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Please let us know when you are playing in town. We would love to come see you.

Best Regards,

Tim & Andrea Thomas

PS: The song that you played for our last dance we just loved. If you can remember - what is the name of it & who sings it? (The best thing??)
Hi Bo!

Tim & I just returned from our honeymoon in France & Italy. It was amazing. ALMOST as a amazing as our Read more...
Hi Bo!

Tim & I just returned from our honeymoon in France & Italy. It was amazing. ALMOST as a amazing as our big day. We couldn't wait to reach out to you upon our return. We cannot thank you enough for the incredible music you provided! You and your band are undoubtedly the best around. You truly amazed us. We were particularly wowed by the choice of songs you played. It was a perfect balance of different music from different eras. Our friends & family cannot stop raving about the music. You said they would be talking about it for 10 years, but I think it will be more like 20! We really did show the Taj a party the likes of which it has never seen :)

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Please let us know when you are playing in town. We would love to come see you.

Best Regards,

Tim & Andrea Thomas

PS: The song that you played for our last dance we just loved. If you can remember - what is the name of it & who sings it? (The best thing??) Read less
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Joanne
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
The height of talent and professionalism. Bo Winiker and his band exceeded my very high expectations. My husband and I are music enthusiasts and very picky. Moreover, we had all age ranges at our wedding and I wasn't sure how they would pull off making the event really move. Their repertoire is endless. This band is simply top rate, beginning to end. They recorded our first dance to the requested tempo and sent it to as a sound attachment so we could practice our dance in advance. They mastered it for the first dance and then completely had everyone -- old and young on the dance floor ROCKING OUT! We had a ball. They listen to exactly what you want and then they deliver it with grace, style and gusto. There is no smaltz; they are completely plugged in to who you are and what you want your wedding to be. Hire this band for the night of your life.
The height of talent and professionalism. Bo Winiker and his band exceeded my very high expectations. My husband and I are Read more...
The height of talent and professionalism. Bo Winiker and his band exceeded my very high expectations. My husband and I are music enthusiasts and very picky. Moreover, we had all age ranges at our wedding and I wasn't sure how they would pull off making the event really move. Their repertoire is endless. This band is simply top rate, beginning to end. They recorded our first dance to the requested tempo and sent it to as a sound attachment so we could practice our dance in advance. They mastered it for the first dance and then completely had everyone -- old and young on the dance floor ROCKING OUT! We had a ball. They listen to exactly what you want and then they deliver it with grace, style and gusto. There is no smaltz; they are completely plugged in to who you are and what you want your wedding to be. Hire this band for the night of your life. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The Winiker band were outstanding and made our wedding a fun filled fantastic party. The words "best wedding ever" are frequently heard among our guests. Three weeks after the event and I'm still humming tunes that they played while I type this! I can't express just how accommodating Bo and team were both before and during the event. They listened to our requests and the special meaning behind each song which in turn they shared with our friends and family during the reception. They took the time to learn a new song just for us. During the wedding, they got the crowd on their feet quickly setting the right tone for the evening. What a sight to see guests of all ages (7 to 75+) up and dancing the night away. What really struck me was how readily Bo will share the stage with family and friends - allowing them to show off their talents and share their wishes. I believe, given the chance, my nieces and nephews would tour as back up singers and dancers with the band! The night was magical and I contribute a huge part of that magic to the Winiker Band!
The Winiker band were outstanding and made our wedding a fun filled fantastic party. The words "best wedding ever" are Read more...
The Winiker band were outstanding and made our wedding a fun filled fantastic party. The words "best wedding ever" are frequently heard among our guests. Three weeks after the event and I'm still humming tunes that they played while I type this! I can't express just how accommodating Bo and team were both before and during the event. They listened to our requests and the special meaning behind each song which in turn they shared with our friends and family during the reception. They took the time to learn a new song just for us. During the wedding, they got the crowd on their feet quickly setting the right tone for the evening. What a sight to see guests of all ages (7 to 75+) up and dancing the night away. What really struck me was how readily Bo will share the stage with family and friends - allowing them to show off their talents and share their wishes. I believe, given the chance, my nieces and nephews would tour as back up singers and dancers with the band! The night was magical and I contribute a huge part of that magic to the Winiker Band! Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
8/22/2010
5.0/5.0
The Winikers absolutely made my wedding!
When I was planning my wedding I never considered how big a role your band plays in the success of the reception. I just knew that I wanted excellent musicians because my parents are both in the industry and I wanted to find musicians that I thought I would enjoy working with. Bo and Bill are the nicest guys I could ever ask for. Bo lights up any room he walks into. Bill was so helpful with picking songs and working out the flow of the night. They were receptive to our ideas and had a lot of great ideas for us from a lifetime of these kind of events.
Now that I have experienced the wedding I realize how much the Winikers improved the feel of my reception. The music, of course, was just exceptional. They were able to take any request that we threw at them and were even willing to learn new ones that we requested ahead of time! I had the piano player from the band play at the ceremony and we wanted to use Alegria from Cirque du Soleil for my processional. He learned the piece and it was just beautiful!
For the reception I can't tell you how many people raved about the Winikers! People loved how personable they were and the variety of music that they played. Many people mentioned how impressed they were at the quality of singing and playing. My sister's mother in law was extremely impressed a their volume levels as she could still speak the next morning. The Winikers have found a great balance of background music during dinner and great dance music when we wanted to hit the dance floor. They kept the night flowing smoothly and made sure that people never got bored or too stuck to their seat!
We did our wedding on something of a shoestring for Boston. Because of that I really had to prioratize in my budget. I ended up spending about a quarter of it on the Winikers and I would do it again in a heart beat!
The Winikers absolutely made my wedding!
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The Winikers absolutely made my wedding!
When I was planning my wedding I never considered how big a role your band plays in the success of the reception. I just knew that I wanted excellent musicians because my parents are both in the industry and I wanted to find musicians that I thought I would enjoy working with. Bo and Bill are the nicest guys I could ever ask for. Bo lights up any room he walks into. Bill was so helpful with picking songs and working out the flow of the night. They were receptive to our ideas and had a lot of great ideas for us from a lifetime of these kind of events.
Now that I have experienced the wedding I realize how much the Winikers improved the feel of my reception. The music, of course, was just exceptional. They were able to take any request that we threw at them and were even willing to learn new ones that we requested ahead of time! I had the piano player from the band play at the ceremony and we wanted to use Alegria from Cirque du Soleil for my processional. He learned the piece and it was just beautiful!
For the reception I can't tell you how many people raved about the Winikers! People loved how personable they were and the variety of music that they played. Many people mentioned how impressed they were at the quality of singing and playing. My sister's mother in law was extremely impressed a their volume levels as she could still speak the next morning. The Winikers have found a great balance of background music during dinner and great dance music when we wanted to hit the dance floor. They kept the night flowing smoothly and made sure that people never got bored or too stuck to their seat!
We did our wedding on something of a shoestring for Boston. Because of that I really had to prioratize in my budget. I ended up spending about a quarter of it on the Winikers and I would do it again in a heart beat! Read less
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Julie and Scott
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
From the moment we heard the Winikers perform at a friend's wedding--and our entire table started singing along to their rendition of Beyonce--we knew we wanted them at our wedding. When we began planning our wedding, they were the first vendor we booked, and more than any other, they truly made our day. Our friends and family danced up a storm for the entire reception, and to this day, they all talk about what a blast they had because of the music. The Winikers learned new songs that were special to us, played songs to please both the younger and older crowds, and brought an energy that was infectious. We can't recommend them highly enough.
From the moment we heard the Winikers perform at a friend's wedding--and our entire table started singing along to their Read more...
From the moment we heard the Winikers perform at a friend's wedding--and our entire table started singing along to their rendition of Beyonce--we knew we wanted them at our wedding. When we began planning our wedding, they were the first vendor we booked, and more than any other, they truly made our day. Our friends and family danced up a storm for the entire reception, and to this day, they all talk about what a blast they had because of the music. The Winikers learned new songs that were special to us, played songs to please both the younger and older crowds, and brought an energy that was infectious. We can't recommend them highly enough. Read less
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Isolde40
Wedding:
4/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Jack and I were thrilled with the music at our wedding on April 10th. We have had so many of our guests and family call or email us about the great time they had dancing and just listening to the music. You really knew how to satisfy everyone; we were especially touched by the aria and the "flugal horn". Our first dance was just perfect and a nice idea to have everyone join us on the floor after the first stanza. Our guests that were celebrating their 45th anniversary were honored to have a special dance just for them.

We will definitely recommend you to anyone that is having an event and hope to be attending so we can enjoy your group again.

Thank you for a great job!

Recilla and Jack Westerbeke
Jack and I were thrilled with the music at our wedding on April 10th. We have had so many of our guests and family call or Read more...
Jack and I were thrilled with the music at our wedding on April 10th. We have had so many of our guests and family call or email us about the great time they had dancing and just listening to the music. You really knew how to satisfy everyone; we were especially touched by the aria and the "flugal horn". Our first dance was just perfect and a nice idea to have everyone join us on the floor after the first stanza. Our guests that were celebrating their 45th anniversary were honored to have a special dance just for them.

We will definitely recommend you to anyone that is having an event and hope to be attending so we can enjoy your group again.

Thank you for a great job!

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Matt Robinson
Wedding:
10/17/2009
5.0/5.0
As I have long known and loved the Winikers, there was NO QUESTION as to who would set my marriage to music. In fact, as my parents had their phones off when I proposed, Bill and Bo may have known before they did! To have them at my wedding was just THAT IMPORTANT.

Before the big day, my wife and I met with the boys to discuss our tastes and hopes and dreams. It was part therapy, part planning, and all comfortable talk with friends. Their ideas (some of which should be copyrighted they are so amazing and unique) melded seamlessly with ours and even improved on many of them! As I had a special surprise for my wife, the band even invited me to jam with them at their weekly gig at Skipjacks (a DEFINITE "must do" for ANY music lovers!).

Bill arrived a day early to check out the scene and the band worked well with the caterer and everyone else, taking requests and pacing the night perfectly. When it came time for their agreed-upon schedule to end, Bill saw that the floor was still PACKED so he agreed on the spot to linger for almost another full hour! Even after that, people wanted more!

I can not say enough good about this band and the brothers who lead it. They truly make every day with them a good day to be alive!
As I have long known and loved the Winikers, there was NO QUESTION as to who would set my marriage to music. In fact, as Read more...
As I have long known and loved the Winikers, there was NO QUESTION as to who would set my marriage to music. In fact, as my parents had their phones off when I proposed, Bill and Bo may have known before they did! To have them at my wedding was just THAT IMPORTANT.

Before the big day, my wife and I met with the boys to discuss our tastes and hopes and dreams. It was part therapy, part planning, and all comfortable talk with friends. Their ideas (some of which should be copyrighted they are so amazing and unique) melded seamlessly with ours and even improved on many of them! As I had a special surprise for my wife, the band even invited me to jam with them at their weekly gig at Skipjacks (a DEFINITE "must do" for ANY music lovers!).

Bill arrived a day early to check out the scene and the band worked well with the caterer and everyone else, taking requests and pacing the night perfectly. When it came time for their agreed-upon schedule to end, Bill saw that the floor was still PACKED so he agreed on the spot to linger for almost another full hour! Even after that, people wanted more!

I can not say enough good about this band and the brothers who lead it. They truly make every day with them a good day to be alive! Read less
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Nowlands
Wedding:
8/16/2009
5.0/5.0
The Winiker band was great! We met with the band and came up with a schedule that happily interspersed swing dancing throughout the whole evening, and the guests thought it was fantastic - several of them coming and telling us afterwards that we should stop our current jobs and switch to wedding planning. Bill and Bo were able to play some custom songs for us (we got the sheet music, but they adjusted it a bit too), and they really matched our ideas for the type of music we were looking for. The most amazing thing they did, however, was come up with some fun children's music at the end of the dinner - the children at the wedding were done eating and starting to get rambunctious, but they saw that and played a song for them to have fun on the dance floor while the adults finished talking and eating, before we moved on to the next part of the reception. It really showed just how in tune they were with everything that was going on, and able to fit in where they could.

Plus, now we have some great friends to see whenever we want to eat at Skipjack's or Upstairs on the Square.
The Winiker band was great! We met with the band and came up with a schedule that happily interspersed swing dancing Read more...
The Winiker band was great! We met with the band and came up with a schedule that happily interspersed swing dancing throughout the whole evening, and the guests thought it was fantastic - several of them coming and telling us afterwards that we should stop our current jobs and switch to wedding planning. Bill and Bo were able to play some custom songs for us (we got the sheet music, but they adjusted it a bit too), and they really matched our ideas for the type of music we were looking for. The most amazing thing they did, however, was come up with some fun children's music at the end of the dinner - the children at the wedding were done eating and starting to get rambunctious, but they saw that and played a song for them to have fun on the dance floor while the adults finished talking and eating, before we moved on to the next part of the reception. It really showed just how in tune they were with everything that was going on, and able to fit in where they could.

Plus, now we have some great friends to see whenever we want to eat at Skipjack's or Upstairs on the Square. Read less
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Shay
Wedding:
7/31/2009
5.0/5.0
Bo and Bill Winiker tailored the music for our crowd to a tee, and our guests had such a great time on the dance floor. Their Motown medley was so memorable and had everyone sweating when it was over!
Bo and Bill Winiker tailored the music for our crowd to a tee, and our guests had such a great time on the dance floor. Read more...
Bo and Bill Winiker tailored the music for our crowd to a tee, and our guests had such a great time on the dance floor. Their Motown medley was so memorable and had everyone sweating when it was over! Read less
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DottieC
Wedding:
7/11/2009
5.0/5.0
My wedding would not have been nearly as amazing without the talented Winiker Band, led by Bo Winiker. The band truly stole the show (I heard this from many guests as well). The enthusiasm put forth by the band was contagious and the outcome resulted in a very crowded dance floor and a whole lot of fun! They will emcee the event from beginning to end with such class, vigor, and excitement- your guests will be mesmorized and leave the wedding wanting more.

We had the band learn 4 "special songs" for our event and they did an excellent job- two of the songs did not have sheet music available so they transcribed the music by ear. What talent.

The Michael Jackson Medley was a nice timely tribute as well and made for some hilarious dance moves and fun photo opportunities.

I highly endorse this band and for all future brides- you will not regret hiring the Winiker Band- they are worth their weight in gold. Your wedding will be the talk of the town- as it was mine.
My wedding would not have been nearly as amazing without the talented Winiker Band, led by Bo Winiker. The band truly Read more...
My wedding would not have been nearly as amazing without the talented Winiker Band, led by Bo Winiker. The band truly stole the show (I heard this from many guests as well). The enthusiasm put forth by the band was contagious and the outcome resulted in a very crowded dance floor and a whole lot of fun! They will emcee the event from beginning to end with such class, vigor, and excitement- your guests will be mesmorized and leave the wedding wanting more.

We had the band learn 4 "special songs" for our event and they did an excellent job- two of the songs did not have sheet music available so they transcribed the music by ear. What talent.

The Michael Jackson Medley was a nice timely tribute as well and made for some hilarious dance moves and fun photo opportunities.

I highly endorse this band and for all future brides- you will not regret hiring the Winiker Band- they are worth their weight in gold. Your wedding will be the talk of the town- as it was mine. Read less
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sarahcooks
Wedding:
6/20/2009
5.0/5.0
Bo and his talented band were truly wonderful. They are incredible musicians and have an enormous repertoire. Seriously, these guys can play anything! Everyone was up and dancing all night.
Bo and his talented band were truly wonderful. They are incredible musicians and have an enormous repertoire. Seriously, Read more...
Bo and his talented band were truly wonderful. They are incredible musicians and have an enormous repertoire. Seriously, these guys can play anything! Everyone was up and dancing all night. Read less
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amyschlom
Wedding:
9/6/2008
5.0/5.0
Because I had a relatively small wedding, I used a smaller version of the Band, including Bill Winiker plus five other musicians. They learned a new song for our first dance and also came up with wonderful suggestions for the rest of our playlist. They are a class act -- class is what we were going for with our black tie affair, and this band really set the stage for exactly that. And they were a pleasure to work with from beginning to end.
These guys play at some wonderful dinner dances in downtown Boston and Cambridge, so you can check them out before picking your band -- and enjoy a nice night out of dinner and dancing with your fiance (like I did)!
Good luck!
- Amy (bride - Taj Hotel in Boston - September 6, 2008)
Because I had a relatively small wedding, I used a smaller version of the Band, including Bill Winiker plus five other Read more...
Because I had a relatively small wedding, I used a smaller version of the Band, including Bill Winiker plus five other musicians. They learned a new song for our first dance and also came up with wonderful suggestions for the rest of our playlist. They are a class act -- class is what we were going for with our black tie affair, and this band really set the stage for exactly that. And they were a pleasure to work with from beginning to end.
These guys play at some wonderful dinner dances in downtown Boston and Cambridge, so you can check them out before picking your band -- and enjoy a nice night out of dinner and dancing with your fiance (like I did)!
Good luck!
- Amy (bride - Taj Hotel in Boston - September 6, 2008) Read less
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stephanie
Wedding:
11/11/2006
5.0/5.0
the music was amazing!! and the band is made up of wonderful people!
the music was amazing!! and the band is made up of wonderful people!
the music was amazing!! and the band is made up of wonderful people! Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
5/17/2013
4.9/5.0
We love the Winiker Band! They did a phenomenal job at our wedding to really make it special. They also helped control the flow of the reception, so we didn't have to worry about anything. Plus they had a few "surprises" for us too! They had a great mix of music, and for the most part really took into consideration our musical tastes. They even learned a song or two just for us. Great, world-class group and wonderful people. Thanks!
We love the Winiker Band! They did a phenomenal job at our wedding to really make it special. They also helped control the Read more...
We love the Winiker Band! They did a phenomenal job at our wedding to really make it special. They also helped control the flow of the reception, so we didn't have to worry about anything. Plus they had a few "surprises" for us too! They had a great mix of music, and for the most part really took into consideration our musical tastes. They even learned a song or two just for us. Great, world-class group and wonderful people. Thanks! Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
12/31/2012
4.8/5.0
We had the good fortune of hiring the Winiker Band for our wedding and we were absolutely thrilled with their performance that evening. They were responsive to the mood of our guests and were able to feel when they needed to pick things up and when to slow it down. They played a great mix of classic standards and newer songs so that our guests of all ages could enjoy the music.

The Winikers were able to handle just about every song request that we gave them ahead of time. Since our wedding was on new year's eve, the band played auld lang syne at midnight and then progressed into a 30 minute block of really exciting swing/latin music starting with the tune "Late in the Evening." It was the perfect way of capping off our reception!

We originally heard about the Winiker Band because they had played at my parent-in-laws wedding back in 1983 back when their father was the band leader. My parent in laws were so thrilled to see the Winikers again, and we were happy that our wedding had a connection to our in-laws.

The only drawback to hiring this band is their fee which is rather pricey. However, if you can cut back on other areas for your wedding, hiring the Winikers is well worth it. They really create a fun and memorable experience for your guests!
We had the good fortune of hiring the Winiker Band for our wedding and we were absolutely thrilled with their performance Read more...
We had the good fortune of hiring the Winiker Band for our wedding and we were absolutely thrilled with their performance that evening. They were responsive to the mood of our guests and were able to feel when they needed to pick things up and when to slow it down. They played a great mix of classic standards and newer songs so that our guests of all ages could enjoy the music.

The Winikers were able to handle just about every song request that we gave them ahead of time. Since our wedding was on new year's eve, the band played auld lang syne at midnight and then progressed into a 30 minute block of really exciting swing/latin music starting with the tune "Late in the Evening." It was the perfect way of capping off our reception!

We originally heard about the Winiker Band because they had played at my parent-in-laws wedding back in 1983 back when their father was the band leader. My parent in laws were so thrilled to see the Winikers again, and we were happy that our wedding had a connection to our in-laws.

The only drawback to hiring this band is their fee which is rather pricey. However, if you can cut back on other areas for your wedding, hiring the Winikers is well worth it. They really create a fun and memorable experience for your guests! Read less
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scribble
Wedding:
7/31/2011
4.7/5.0
We first heard the Winniker band at Skipjack's in Boston. When we told them that we were looking for a band for my daughter's wedding they began to play wedding music in the restaurant. That really put us in a good mood and made us so excited we decided that we had to have them! Bill made the whole process so much fun and he is so personal and professional. He made a point to get to know our family and really listened to what we wanted. The wedding day was perfect and our guests were quite impressed with the repertoire. We all danced with "reckless abandon". If you want a wedding that is really "hopping" you must hire the Winniker band!
We first heard the Winniker band at Skipjack's in Boston. When we told them that we were looking for a band for my Read more...
We first heard the Winniker band at Skipjack's in Boston. When we told them that we were looking for a band for my daughter's wedding they began to play wedding music in the restaurant. That really put us in a good mood and made us so excited we decided that we had to have them! Bill made the whole process so much fun and he is so personal and professional. He made a point to get to know our family and really listened to what we wanted. The wedding day was perfect and our guests were quite impressed with the repertoire. We all danced with "reckless abandon". If you want a wedding that is really "hopping" you must hire the Winniker band! Read less
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Kaja
Wedding:
5/27/2006
4.6/5.0
The Winiker brothers put together a great band. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the music and for the most part the volume accurately matched the evening (not too loud during dinner, etc) They are a very classy organization - more than most wedding bands in my opinion. That said, I wish I had reviewed their set list, since they threw in some songs that we were not thrilled with. We had asked for "The Best is Yet to Come" for our last dance, but after that they played two encores...including Donna Summer's "Last Dance," which was not at all what we wanted for our old-fashioned, big band-style wedding reception. Ah well. That's my only complaint. They really did do a great job and had very talented musicians.
The Winiker brothers put together a great band. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the music and for the most part the volume Read more...
The Winiker brothers put together a great band. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the music and for the most part the volume accurately matched the evening (not too loud during dinner, etc) They are a very classy organization - more than most wedding bands in my opinion. That said, I wish I had reviewed their set list, since they threw in some songs that we were not thrilled with. We had asked for "The Best is Yet to Come" for our last dance, but after that they played two encores...including Donna Summer's "Last Dance," which was not at all what we wanted for our old-fashioned, big band-style wedding reception. Ah well. That's my only complaint. They really did do a great job and had very talented musicians. Read less
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