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Boston Common Band + DJ Combo

Boston , MA

LOCATION

Boston, MA US 02116 (map)

PHONE

617-840-5580

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

"Our Wedding was like a live concert and everyone had front row!"

The Improper Bostonian - Best of Boston Weddings
The Knot : Best of Wedding's - Award 2012-2014
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"Our Wedding was like a live concert and everyone had front row!"

The Improper Bostonian - Best of Boston Weddings
The Knot : Best of Wedding's - Award 2012-2014
Style Me Pretty - Little Black Book Award 2012-2014
WeddingWire Bride / Couple's Choice 2009-2014
The All-Inclusive 7pc Band DJ Combo Package
Offering above and beyond that of traditional Boston Wedding Bands, we provide an All-Inclusive entertainment package with a Band and Live DJ/Host, including a boutique-quality Sound & Lighting system to ensure the party goes non-stop, all-night long!

Available Upgrade Options:
Full-Room / Tent 20-50pc. LED Uplighting Packages - Fully Wireless & Intelligently Controlled
Horn Section - (Add up to an additional 3 horn players!)
Ceremony String Players (Trio or Quartet)

Our Philosophy
Our performances have one goal. That's to make YOU feel like the ROCKSTARS on your big day! Every one of our shows always delivers a high-energy booty-shakin’ experience by blending together a perfect mix of Pop Rock, R&B and Dance music. Our professionalism, creative talent and sound lighting production will energize your guests and ensure that your event will be the success you always dreamed and envisioned it to be!

Our Style
With regards as to how we approach weddings; We like to consider ourselves to be the Boston wedding band that's most in-tune with the modern Bride & Groom. Being that we are all aged in our late 20s / early 30s, we identify with modern wedding trends, and perform with that style accordingly. During the band's sets, we begin with all the "Ol'skool" R&B Pop hits that will keep Mom, Dad, Aunt Edna, etc all on the dance floor and then transition throughout the evening into 80s-Current Pop hits like Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, Spin Doctors, Rihanna etc... and rounding out the evening with Classic Rock hits from Journey to Bon Jovi and Van Halen.

Our Experience
Boston Common Band is the multi-year ‘Best of Boston’ award winning wedding band, that also plays private functions and clubs in the New England, NYC and Philly regions. Comprised of recently graduates from the prestigious local music schools/programs of: Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory, and Northeastern... We have had the opportunity to share the stage with artists from Earth,Wind & Fire, John Mayer, Lady Gaga, Jason Mraz, Ben Folds, Genesis, The Deftones, Usher, Nicki Minaj and many others.

617.840.5580 | BostonCommonBand@Gmail.com


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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Large (6+ musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Blues, Classic Rock, Country, Dance, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Reggae, Rock, Soul
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
Formal/Hipster; Black Suits / Black Sweaters + Black Slacks.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
In addition to our numerous fully live YouTube videos and mp3's online, we perform regularly at local clubs around the Boston area.
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
Yes, we typically learn a song for the First Dance, though we are optionally able to learn 'your favorite song' for the Dance Party as well!
How much time do you usually need for setup?
We arrive 2 hours prior to guests arrival to get everything setup and sound-checked before anyone enters your reception room.
How much space do you usually require?
For our standard band setup, we require 200 sq ft. (20x10 or 18x11) If adding additional horn playerss we require an additional ~40 sq ft.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
We do not display any of our own banners; However, if you have a banner of your own that you would like displayed, we would be more than happy to hang it from one of our lighting stands or truss!
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
We come equipped with a brand new, state-of-the-art, LED, Intelligent Moving Head and Laser Lighting system capable of projecting over 65,000 colors on the stage and dance floor! 
 
 We also are equipped with a fully modular, high-end speaker system by RCF. This allows us to properly size our system, and scale it for events from 50-500 people.
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
Our DJ is a well versed Master of Ceremonies and can direct / make announcements throughout your evening.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
We have a broad and diverse play-list of music that is sure to get any crowd of people dancing. Over the course of the evening, we "read" the crowd and stick to the types of songs that will keep the party atmosphere peaked!!
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
The band will usually eat during the reception's "Dinner Hour", while the band is eating, our DJ is more than happy to play appropriate music during the dinner hour. This also helps keep the evening moving along and running fluidly, as we eat when you eat -- and we're ready to party, the moment you're ready to party.... maximizing the Dance Party time we have together!
Do you play recorded music during your break?
As an added bonus to the band, our DJ spins and mixed popular dance music while the band is on our short break. This ensures there is no stop to the party!
If one or more of the band members is unable to attend, what is your backup plan?
Members of the Boston Common Band are contracted musicians and fully committed to the group. In the very rare instance that a member is not able to perform, we have an extensive list of other extremely talented musicians that we perform with; All who seamlessly integrate into the band.
What is your overtime rate?
$500 per half hour.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
We pride ourselves in being up-front and direct... Therefore, all of our expenses are built into our quote!
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
Upon booking the Boston Common Band, we accept a deposit of 1/3rd the total contracted price.

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Justine
Wedding:
10/25/2013
5.0/5.0
The BCB has a great set up in that the package includes 8 band members plus a DJ. The DJ plays during the band’s set breaks. They also have a keyboard player who played during cocktail hour for us. The band is extremely talented, and the DJ was also great at getting people out on the dance floor. They are very well organized with a great online system for sending them your schedule, song requests, do-not-play songs, etc. My husband had a call with DJ Shyne a week before and he helped us further figure out our entire timeline. DJ Shyne was also the MC and did an amazing job – didn’t butcher anyone’s name, timed the entrance songs perfectly. He even helped us transition from “My Girl” to gangnam style for the father-daughter dance –not an easy thing to do but he really made it work! My only small complaint was that there were a number of songs I put on our “must play” list which were never played, as far as I know. This could happen with other bands as well, not sure! I call it a small complaint though because overall I was so pleased with our choice of music, the band is so talented and played some great stuff! I should also mention that the DJ took care of our lighting for us in the venue, so we had some great uplighting, which he matched perfectly to my wedding colors. Highly recommend!
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Liz
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Boston Common Band was hands down the best decision we made for our wedding. I think every single one of our 172 guests came up to us and said that they were unbelievable. They truly took our wedding to the next level. What an amazingly talented group. If you are looking for a great wedding band that will make your event unforgettable, look no further.
Services Used: Band
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
The Boston Common Band was fantastic! I was a little nervous since I hadn't actually gone to see them play, but the moment they started in on the first dance song, we knew it was going to be great! They played to the crowd and everyone at the wedding was up and dancing. I would recommend them to anyone.
Services Used: Band
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Michelle
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Boston Common Band was the best decision I ever made for my wedding! My husband and I couldn't have been happier with everything they did for us that night. From the vocals, to the lighting and to the overall sound of the band, just awesome. They kept our wedding guests entertained from the moment they walked into our venue until the moment they walked out! All guests were up and dancing the entire night. They were super easy, flexible and so much fun to work with. They were able to accommodate a pianist for our cocktail hour, live band and DJ all in one night, the ultimate perfect combination. Guests to this day keep saying how awesome the band was at our wedding. My family loved them so much that my brother booked them for his wedding this upcoming summer. Can't wait to party it up with them all again! I highly recommend them to play at any big event, you won't be disappointed!
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Matthew
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
The Boston Common Band was by far the best band we could have chosen for our wedding. They were recommended to us by a family memeber who had seen them perform at a wedding the year prior, saying it had been the best band they had ever seen at a wedding.
Our wedding was a small wedding (70 people) but the band from start to finish had the entire party out on the dance floor! They performed the best combination of classic and new hits, that had people of all ages dancing up a storm! The DJ (Josh) who MC'd the night for us, did an amazing job of keeping the party going during dinner and when the band was in between sets. We would/will highly recommend the Boston Commond Band to many of our friends and family who will marry in the future.
Services Used: Band, DJ
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Manny
Wedding:
2/17/2013
5.0/5.0
These guys seriously ROCK!!!! We used the Boston Common Band for our wedding and I am trying to put the words together on how absolutely amazing this group is! Their Band and DJ package was the perfect choice for my wedding.

Planning our reception with the DJ was simple, fun, and really settled my nerves! I knew he had control of my event weeks before our big day! His announcements were perfect, and let me say that some of the names in my bridal party are fairly difficult to pronounce.

The band performance was unbelievable!! The songs they played kept people dancing all night! We didn't need to request a single song, they knew exactly what my guests wanted to hear to keep them going.

We also booked our up lighting with them, and the venue was beautiful beyond my imagination! The stage setup, lights and overall neatness of the band made my reception pictures look amazing! I would highly recommend this Band/DJ package to anyone! They are exceptional musicians, and true professionals. I'm so happy we booked them!
Services Used: Band, DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Barbara
Wedding:
1/12/2013
5.0/5.0
These guys are so fun and added so much to my wedding. I have to cop to a little bit of hesitation in signing with them based on the website. My husband and I do not fall in the typical demographic for first time bride and grooms, we are both in our 40s, and I was concerned that the band would not be able to read the room. I could not have been more wrong. In fact, I don't see how we could have possibly done better than Boston Common. They would be amazing for any age group, their repertoire is that expansive.

These guys (and girl) are not only great musicians and supremely talented, but they can dance! At one point, the dance floor was a little sparse, so a couple of the members of the band/dj team got out and totally got down to try to rile up the audience to get on the dance floor. They didn't just do their job, they went over and beyond.

As far as organization and flexibility, they were great. Jonathan and Jeff (DJ Shyne) were both great to work with and it is completely evident they know how to do this gig better than anyone.

For those brides who are looking for a band who doesn't sound like a wedding band, these are your guys (and girl). They are a level above.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I cannot even begin to describe how great our experience with Boston Common was. From the moment we first spoke with them they were professional, organized, understanding and very easy to contact and quick with responses. The planning phone calls before the wedding were very helpful and was one less thing we had to worry/stress about leading up to the wedding.

Then came their performance at the wedding... Amazing! They played so many different types of songs, and the dance floor was packed from start to finish. The instrumentals were fantastic and I would definitely recommend adding the saxophone. The male and female vocals were outstanding, we were amazed how they could sing so many different types of songs.

This may seem biased, but I can honestly say they were the best wedding band we've ever seen, and we were so lucky to have them be a part of our wedding.
Services Used: Band, DJ, Lighting & Decor
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TIMI
Wedding:
1/8/2013
5.0/5.0
BCB - Thank you so much for the amazing job your band did at our company holiday party! You and DJ Shyne were very flexible and easy to work with. Being able to incorporate the band, DJ & uplighting was awesome and looked so professional and perfect! We highly recommend this band!
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Mike
Wedding:
11/17/2012
5.0/5.0
What else is there to say other than Boston Common Band was AMAZING. My fiance and I went and listened to several bands prior to booking one for our wedding. After their first note, we knew we wanted Boston Common Band to play for us. Beyond the band, they provide a DJ for breaks and a really cool light system. Value wise, there is no comparison. Book them now - it'll be the best decision you make for your wedding!
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Lauryn
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
We used the Boston Common Band for our wedding and I am trying to put the words together on how absolutely amazing this group is! Their Band and DJ package was the perfect choice for my wedding.

Planning our reception with the DJ was simple, fun, and really settled my nerves! I knew he had control of my event weeks before our big day! His announcements were perfect, and let me say that some of the names in my bridal party are fairly difficult to pronounce.

The band performance was unbelievable!! The songs they played kept people dancing all night! We didn't need to request a single song, they knew exactly what my guests wanted to hear to keep them going.

We also booked our up lighting with them, and the venue was beautiful beyond my imagination! The stage setup, lights and overall neatness of the band made my reception pictures look amazing! I would highly recommend this Band/DJ package to anyone! They are exceptional musicians, and true professionals. I'm so happy we booked them!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had Boston Common Band perform at our wedding this past September. Let me tell you, EVERYONE was on the dance floor from the moment they started playing! They were so good that my family and friends even had them perform TWO encores!

Also, since we're from NYC, they have an all online based planning system that made it super-easy for us to coordinate all of the events with their DJ. As I'm sure all of you couples know, planning all the details can be overwhelming, but with these guys, it made everything SO SO simple. Really, there's nothing more we could have asked for from Boston Common Band. I'd give them 6 stars if it were possible!!
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Mike & Kawan
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
the Boston Common Band helped make our entire wedding magical! Everything that they did the entire evening was spot on, and nearly all of our guests that we spoke to afterwards could not stop raving about how much fun they had at our wedding, dancing and singing along all night - and we have the pictures to prove it!
Choosing vendors can be a hard thing to do, but its a pretty easy choice with these guys. From the first time we contacted them they were responsive, professional, and accommodating to all of our requests. They will learn how to play songs that you request, so your wedding reception truly feels like yours and not a standard playlist. The band also comes with a DJ package, so there is never any down time from beginning to end - and they will work with you to ensure that all of your requests are honored as much as possible (including our k-pop music!) They truly bring the party, including their own sound system, stage lighting, and set-up crew who aren't afraid to show off some dance moves!
The best part of all is that they HAVE FUN! They are enjoying the night as much as all your guests, and the energy and enthusiasm that they bring really help get the crowd into it and make the night really special. They are very versatile as well, so its easy to understand why everyone has so much fun - there is something for everyone.
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Boston Common Band + DJ Combo responded with the following comments:

Mike & Kawan,

Thanks so much for your very kind words! We had an AWESOME time with your family and friends -- and WOW, what an amazing party we had together! Thank you for having us share your special day!

Please stay in touch... and we hope to see you at some of our club shows very soon!
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Samantha
Wedding:
8/31/2012
5.0/5.0
We chose Boston Common to play our wedding in August of last year. They were, quite simply, AWESOME!! I can't even count the number of friends that kept saying to us that they were the best wedding band they had ever heard! Even our photographers mentioned how great they were, and I'm sure they've heard many many other bands before.

The best part about them is the fact that they are all phenomenal musicians that you can tell take pride in what they do. I really appreciated the fact that they took the time to meet with us and make sure that their style and playlist lined up with our ideas for the evening.

My husband and I already thinking of ways to have another party so we can hire them again! We fully recommend Boston Common and are so glad we had them perform at our wedding!
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christine
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Boston Common Band was the absolute highlight of our wedding. They kept the dance floor going all night long and we couldn’t have asked for anything better. Even a month after our wedding, our friends and family are still talking about how great they were. When the band took its breaks, they had DJ Matty G step in. To be honest, we were a bit worried about Matty because he didn’t have any reviews but he did a great job keeping the party going and was exactly what we were looking for. One additional thing to note is that the band only allows for 3 song requests which get taken up by the first dance and parent dances(even if they are traditional wedding type songs). This was not an issue for us at all as the band obviously knew what they were doing and every song they played was great. We would strongly recommend Boston Common Band to any couple looking to have a blast at their reception. Thank you, Christine and Jay
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I don't even know where to start. I cannot say enough AMAZING things about this band. They are by far thee best wedding band I have ever seen. They are not only incredible musicians, but put on quite a show when on the stage! Each member has such a unique personality they bring to the overall performance, and several times throughout the night the band got down on the dance floor to entertain and teach different dances. Not to mention the DJ that comes with it! It truly is the best of both worlds... My husband wanted a DJ and I wanted a band so this was the PERFECT compromise. I HIGHLY recommend them, they sound EXACTLY like the artists who actually sing the songs and the musicians are incredibly talented. Hire them, it's the best decision you can make to ensure that your wedding is a blast!
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
"Best of Boston" is an understatement! The BCB was one of the best decisions my husband and I made during our planning process. From the beginning, they were very professional and absolutely wonderful to work with. The wedding itself was a blast and my guest are still raving about them! All I keep hearing is "your wedding was amazing", and I can honestly say that a lot of it had to do with the BCB. They are more than musicians - they are entertainers! Our wedding was like a live concert and everyone had front row! I look forward to recommending them for year's to come, and I feel lucky to have had them part of our big day!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Each member of the band, the manager, and the DJ they brought with them were FANTASTIC - they read the crowd, played a great mix of new hits and classic favorites and kept the guests on their feet. Even after they performed their requested encore song, everyone kept chanting 'one more song' - we couldnt get enough of them! The entertainment can really make or break and event, and if youre looking for a talented, professional, kick-ass band, Boston Common is for you!!
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Molly
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
We just had our outdoor wedding a couple of weeks ago and had Boston Common Band at our event. They were AMAZING! I honestly cannot say enough about them. From the minute I contracted with them to play at my wedding, they were nothing but professional and easy to work with. They called me/emailed me plenty of times before the wedding just to "check in" with me. They were quick to respond to any questions that I had prior to the event. Right before the big day they spent a long time giving me suggestions on song choices..which were all perfect by the way! The band even learned to play the songs for my first dance and the dance with my father!
And during the wedding, they did not disappoint! Sometimes we couldn't tell if it was the Band signing or the actual song. Other songs they put their own great spin on it. People from the wedding are still coming up to me and asking "who was that great band" and that "the band made the wedding!". I couldn't agree with them more. The dancefloor was packed from dinner until the last dance.
So to any bride to be out there that is wishing for the perfect band to add fun, excitement and great music to their night, book The Boston Common Band. It will be the best decision you ever made.
Wedding date- August 13, 2011
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
BOSTON COMMON BAND IS THE BEST BAND EVER! The band had everyone up and dancing...even people who I thought for sure would be stuck to their seats all night. We continually heard comments from guests throughout the night, "this is the best wedding band I have ever heard", "i have never had so much fun dancing", " all the musicians are really talented." We decided to add in two horns (trumpet and sax), and wow...absolutely amazing! Even our photographer commented that they were one of the best bands he has ever heard (and I can only imagine how many wedding bands he hears). Bottom line - you can't go wrong with Boston Common Band, they will not disappoint!
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Gina
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
We can’t say enough about this band!! They were reasonably priced, included a DJ (DJ Josh Boogz was awesome!), and also provided cocktail hour music. We had some fun/creative requests, and they were so accommodating. The dance floor was packed all night, and our guests are still raving about them! You cannot go wrong with Boston Common at your wedding!
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Alison_Whritenour
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
The Boston Common Band was an INCREDIBLE wedding band! Prior to the big day, the were extremely professional and attentive to work with, and they had everyone dancing from start to finish during the reception. I had so many people come up to me after the wedding to let me know this was the BEST wedding band they had ever heard. Boston Common Band exceed our expectations, and every bride/groom should feel confident this band can carry the party from start until finish.
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lissy015
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Boston Common Band rocked! Not only were they easy to get in contact with, they were so flexible with song choices, and just a lot of fun.
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Jhjones6272
Wedding:
3/5/2011
5.0/5.0
We heard of the band from a friend who had been a guest of a wedding they performed at and said they were awesome. From our first consultation with the band, we knew we had made the right choice. They are absolute professionals (musicians and DJ) and helped us manage every aspect of our special day..... making it absolutely stress-free. DJ Shyne was a great MC and such a pleasure to deal with as was Jonathan and the rest of the band..... just awesome people!!!
The music was great and they kept folks up and dancing for the entire evening. We got so many comments afterward about how great the band was. They certainly helped make our wedding memorable.
Finally, we really feel this was such a good value. We got so much for our money (piano music during cocktail hour, a DJ during dinner who also served as MC and an unbelievable band with spectacular lighting and equipment!). We would recommend Boston Common Band to anyone.
Services Used: Band, DJ
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manna0628
Wedding:
10/30/2010
5.0/5.0
5 stars is not even enough to rate how great Boston Common is. They were so amazing at our wedding. They learned three songs for us one of which was a super old song and they played it like it wasn't even a challenge. It sounded better than the original. Everyone was up and dancing the whole time, including the older folk!! I couldn't wish up a better band than Boston Common. I HIGHLY recommend that you hire this group for your wedding you will NOT regret it.
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petedgr8
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
The Boston Common Band was absolutely fantastic! We were nervous because we were planning the wedding remotely and have never seen the band live before. Based on some YouTube videos, we felt the band fit the bill and signed them. Boy were we pleasantly surprised on our wedding night! The band was incredible and all of our guests talked endlessly about how great the band was. Everyone in the band was very professional and the entire night went smoothly. I can't remember a moment when people weren't out there dancing.

One special thing the band did was learn the First Dance song even though we had no idea they were playing it live. We only told them what the song would be about a week before the wedding! Thank you guys so much for doing that and for making our wedding a very memorable one!
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Alistair
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
We are delighted to have made the decision to use the fantastic Boston Common band and superb DJ Josh Boogz for our wedding and encourage anyone to do the same for any event that you might be planning. Their performance can be described in many superlatives, but only one is really necessary...PERFECT!

When you still have people mentioning that the band and wedding were the best that they've ever attended over three weeks after the event and asking for the band's contact details for their engaged friends to use, then you can see the kind of incredible impression and wonderful memories that they left with our guests.

We thought that trying to decide upon which band to use for our wedding would be a difficult and long process, but after having attended one of their open shows listed on their website http://www.bostoncommonband.com/, it was immediately clear to us that we knew we wanted them to be our band for the wedding. They had perfect sound & volume control of the venue they were operating in and their vocal range on both current and classic songs was perfectly executed. They performed excellent covers that left no one wanting for the original, and no one sitting in their seats, when we saw this in the bar where we viewed them, we knew that if they could command this stage like they are, they would surely be perfect for our wedding, and they were.

Manager Jonathan Wiegratz was extremely helpful and professional throughout the entire process and answered all our questions and requests very quickly and Dj Josh Boogz ran our event smoothly with tremendous organization, enthusiasm and great skill. It really helped to have both a DJ and band working in tandem throughout the night, as the night continued to flow without any interruptions and energy, and they coordinated seamlessly with our caterer/event manager to make the event roll on without any pauses. The band was able to fulfill our request to learn a song for our first dance and the two lead singers were showstoppers throughout the night. Their lighting was a lifesaver as we hadn’t really planned for much of it ourselves and people commented on how cool the effects look on our outdoor tent.

The Boston Common band were great fun, very friendly and provided us with an atmosphere that we could only have dreamed of at the start of the planning stages. They really are an exceptionally talented group of musicians and when you are able to maintain people dancing from ages 5 to 80 (often at the same time) in over a 4 hour period, and have the guests still dancing and demanding more, then you know that you are in the presence of greatness. Even more than being able to get all age ranges of people onto the dance floor, a true testament to their talent was that they were able to get our group of 30 folks from the UK (who don’t listen to the same popular artists on their radios) dancing alongside the US residents, to our classic songs such as Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ and to Black Eyed Peas ‘I Gotta Feeling’. And I don’t mean they were just trying to get the beat and shake their waist around to the rhythm, I mean they were jumping around & fist pumping along with the locals, trying to bring their own kind of sexy back from England. This band was so good, the whole night long, that our very expensive and delicious selection of dessert items went relatively untouched as everyone was on the dance floor instead of idly mingling around the food. THAT good.

The band had been highly recommended to us when we were looking around Boston for a group to use for our wedding and we feel that we owe it to them to provide them with as glowing a testimonial and as positive a recommendation as we can provide, as they really surpassed our expectations and made our wedding an incredible and unforgettable experience for us and our guests!
Services Used: Band, DJ
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Stephanie
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
The Boston Common Band made our wedding complete. They are all such talented musicians not to mention amazing people. They made our planning for our wedding day completely stress free. We didn’t want your typical wedding where there is a first dance, people are announced, a set play list, speeches etc. We wanted this to be a true party with no interruptions. We told this to the band and also to the DJ and they totally ran with it. All they needed to know were a few musicians who we loved and they took it from there. Every song they played was better than the one before. Both the DJ and the Band made our wedding so unforgettable not only for us but also for our guest. So many people asked me where I found them and that they had never been to a wedding where they actual loved the band and DJ. The care takers of the sea side retreat that was our wedding venue told us the next day that so many of his neighbors had stopped by to ask about the band and to say how amazing they were and how they danced on their own porches that night because the breeze carried the music to their homes. It’s so rare to find a band that appeal to the bride and groom and also to the older guest and the younger guest. We were a hard crowd to please as we had a mix of Bostonians, New Yorkers and Europeans and yet they hit the nail on the head with a perfect night!!!! I would recommend this band a million times over and if I had to do my wedding over again I would pick them and all their choices of music every time!!! Just outstanding!!
Services Used: Band
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AliaLamborghini
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
These guys are really wonderful-SO organized, responsive, easy to deal with and sincerely nice people. The combo of the band + DJ REALLY makes the night so much fun--they are really talented and you never have any down time at all with DJ Shyne there to mix beats between sets! The entire wedding was up and dancing and having a BLAST the whole time--they were sincerely awesome.
Services Used: Band
Boston Common Band + DJ Combo responded with the following comments:

@Alia - We had an absolute blast at your reception and especially with having our entire horn section, was a delight.... You & Andrew and Your Family+Friends are amazing people who were truly fun to party with!
~Jonathan~
Boston Common Band
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Mark
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
The Boston Common Band and DJ were fantastic at our wedding. We had piano playing during the cocktail hour which also offered great entertainment. We couldn't have asked for a better band to play our wedding. Everyone raved after the wedding about how fun, professional, and exciting Boston Common Band was. The band was exactly how we imagined. Highly recommended!!
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We heard of this band through word of mouth. We live out of state and viewed many of their video's online. After speaking with the band, I knew we had made the right choice. We booked this band even before we booked our wedding hall. During and after the wedding we continue to get complements on how good the band was. DJ Shyne as DJ and MC kept the party moving all night and we cannot say enough good things about them both. If you're in the New England area and looking for a band. Look no further, book them before they're booked up. Thanks again Guys!! - Chrissy and John
Services Used: Band
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H
Wedding:
5/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Absolutely fantastic! We were absolutely thrilled. Very easy to work with.
Services Used: Band
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BooBert2010
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
great band. kept the placing dancing all night long. when the band took breaks the DJ took over so there was never down time. everyone had a great time.
Services Used: Band
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girltrue
Wedding:
5/22/2010
5.0/5.0
EXCEPTIONAL! My husband and I spend a lot of time and energy to find the "perfect band" for our wedding. We contacted several agencies, and invested a lot of effort including many painful hours of watching wedding bands on youtube! Don't waste your time...these guys are hands down the way to go! I am a wedding photographer and attend an increadible amount of weddings each year. I have seen and heard wedding bands all the way from the Carolinas to New England and feel that without a doubt these guys are of the highest quality. From my first conversation with Jonathan on the phone I knew there was something different about this band. He made a few simple suggestions that obviously came from experience and had a unique insight into how a wedding should smoothly flow. This is what caught my immeadiate attention, then I discovered how talented the band is. Jonathan very much focused on the small details which in the end are crucial to a successful party. There wasn't a moment at our reception that people weren't dancing and fully entertained thanks to the well thought out timeline. Jonathan informed me that his dad was also in a wedding band and his exposure to the industry and profession came at an early age, and it was quite apparent. Boston Common Band has plenty of experience and a fresh and energetic vibe! These guys are VERY talented and full of knowledge about sound quality and also their wide variety of genres. Jonathan was very accomodating and at our initial meeting at our venue he was checking the acoustics in the room(our reception was in a large atrium that had a ton of glass and marble-not an easy venue to play) and making sure that everything would be of highest quality. I was given a few simple suggestions as to what I could do in a cost-effective way to make the room more music friendly! I was then introduced to DJ Shyne who was an absolute delight to work with! I consider myself to have very vast and specific taste in music. If I had a request (from Biggie to Talking Heads) it was played, even mixed! DJ Shyne spend a lot of time customizing our playlist and giving me excellent suggestions that were very appropriate to our tastes. I was that bride that didn't hesitate to ask a ton of questions and get very specific with my needs, and they were all satisfied and exceeded by Boston COmmon Band and DJ SHyne. I was even changing things up until cocktail hour! They nailed it all and didn't miss a beat... Our first dance was Jason Mraz's song "lucky" and it was absolutly on point. These guys are worth far more than they charge. I considered bands that were much more expensive and found that they don't even come close to the quality experience you get with these guys! I know that my guests were blown away because my phone hasn't stopped ringing with rave reviews about our party! Do yourself a favor and hire this band. I couldn't have asked for a better person to work with than DJ SHyne- this guy has got it going on....polite, knowledgable, and very talented. If i was doing it all over again, I would undoubtedly be having Boston Common Band at my event! My wedding ROCKED!
Services Used: Band
Boston Common Band + DJ Combo responded with the following comments:

Hi Elisa,

Thanks so much for the wonderful review. We had an AWESOME time at your reception and thank you for letting us share in your special day!

~Jonathan~
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LittleGirls
Wedding:
3/1/2010
5.0/5.0
Awesome band and awesome music
Services Used: Band
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smitz123
Wedding:
10/17/2009
5.0/5.0
All I can say is The Boston Common Band was amazing. My wife and I got so much positive feedback from there performance. Everyone said by far the best band they have ever seen at a wedding and I agree! We had to hire Boston Common unseen do to my demanding graduate school schedule. Based on the information on there website (including videos) and the fact they are Berkley grads we decided on them. Their attention to detail during the preparation of our event insured us we made the right choice and we never had to worry. Then on the day of the wedding their performance just proved we made the right choice. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Services Used: Band
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Adam
Wedding:
9/12/2009
5.0/5.0
My wife and I were married last September in CT and could not have been happier with The Boston Common Band. What's amazing about them is that they really function as a great band, not just a great wedding band. We had ask them to learn three songs which they did perfectly and had also asked explicitly that our guests got up and stayed up dancing through the whole party and Boston Common kept the party going strong all night. I can't count how many guests commented on the music. Our friends were covered in sweat by the end of the night from the non stop dancing. They play great contemporary songs and are a pleasure to work with. We would recommend them to anyone getting married in the Boston region! Boston Common made our wedding the great and memorable party we hoped it would be and then some. It was incredible. -Adam, Hartford wedding
Services Used: Band
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kate
Wedding:
9/6/2009
5.0/5.0
When my husband and I were planning our wedding the music for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception took top priority. Quality music was especially important for us since some my husband's family and some of our friends are musicians - tough critics. We wanted the music to be lively and fun - songs that young and old know, but that aren't dated or cheesy; songs that would keep everyone on the dance floor all night; songs that would make the wedding a real party.
Because neither of us are from New England, all of our planning was remote. We never heard the Boston Common Band live before our actual wedding, but we did listen to them on YouTube. The clips don't do them justice. Simply put, the band and DJ were AMAZING! The dance floor was packed the entire night! They are all truly gifted musicians. One month later, our family and friends are still raving about it. According to everyone we talk to, the band was "out of this world,"and "an incredibly tight band" We agree! The band and DJ stuck to exactly what we wanted and created the most amazing playlists ever. They were so receptive to our thoughts and concerns leading up to the wedding. The lead singers learned Adele's version of "Make You Feel My Love" for our first dance and it came out so beautiful that a couple guests actually cried. They have an unbelievable level of talent for a relatively young group of individuals.
I would highly recommend to anyone and everyone that they book the Boston Common Band for a wedding. They really made our party wonderful and are a great value.
Services Used: Band, DJ
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/8/2009
5.0/5.0
I could not recommend Boston Common Band more highly. We knew we wanted a band that was hip and fresh and energetic, and they were all those things and more. People were dancing all night long, which is just what we wanted, and tons of compliments were paid to the band. Moreover, the band listened to all our requests and adjusted to some of our particulars without a problem. They even did a fantastic Hava Nagila. :) You cannot go wrong with Boston Common Band!
Services Used: Band
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Mary Cate
Wedding:
8/1/2009
5.0/5.0
Boston Common was amazing! They took great care in understanding what we wanted for our wedding. Not only was the music fantastic, they made sure that the events of the wedding went smoothly, nothing was rushed and everyone had a fabulous time. The band sounded wonderful and our DJ was entertaining AND efficient. Boston Common is the perfect wedding entertainment!
Services Used: Band, DJ
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JackieD
Wedding:
7/30/2009
5.0/5.0
I cannot stress this enough - Boston Common Band was absolutely out-of-this-world FANTASTIC. They were above and beyond our expectations on a wedding band. I would hire them again in a heartbeat for any event in the future. Some comments to highlight: They were young, professional, REALLY talented musicians/singers who really got the guests of ALL ages involved and dancing. Everyone commented how they were the BEST wedding band they have EVER heard. I loved how the singers would give shout outs to our flower girl and ring bearer and even got my dad on stage singing and dancing! They accommodated the groom to play his guitar with them for one song. All the music that was played was present-day dancing music for all ages. The singers interacted with us and made our wedding even more memorable. They are SOOOO worth every penny spent. I was so happy with their performance - they are one of the BEST vendors we went with.

Folks - you will NOT be disappointed. BOOK THEM NOW. They are amazing!!!
Services Used: Band
Boston Common Band + DJ Combo responded with the following comments:

Hey Jackie!

Thanks so much for the review! Hope you are doing well and hope to see you at one of our club shows soon!
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Anne
Wedding:
7/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Boston Common totally MADE the wedding for me! They were energetic, fun and extremely professional! I would hire then again in an instant! I HIGHLY recommend them to anyone planning a wedding or special function. All of our guests raved about them. They were outstanding!!!!!
Services Used: Band, DJ
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Kate
Wedding:
6/20/2009
5.0/5.0
The Boston Common band performed at my outdoor wedding, under a tent at my parents home, this past June. Aside from being gifted musicians, they were professional, responsive, and a complete pleasure to work with from researching, to booking, to the performance. At the reception, they interacted with the guests from beginning to end, had everyone dancing, from 3 years old to 70+; I can't count the number of compliments and raves that they received that night and after from family and friends. Additionally, they helped organize the reception festivities to ensure we stayed on track.

We researched quite a few bands, and hands down the Boston Common Band are a top-notch, talented group of passionate musicians that helped my wedding turn from a good time to an unforgettable celebration and a total party.
Services Used: Band
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MissMonaMia
Wedding:
6/13/2009
5.0/5.0
Boston Common Band was great - guests are still talking about them! They were exactly what we were looking for: they are young and fun, yet talented beyond their years. They sent us a lengthy questionnaire before the wedding to ensure they covered all of the things that we wanted. They helped us make our wedding a fun party!
Services Used: Band
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HappyWife
Wedding:
5/23/2009
5.0/5.0
The professionalism, energy and fun that this band (and DJ) brought to our wedding, was like nothing I had ever seen. Our guests were truly entertained and we heard nothing but praise.

The band is high energy and quality and really kept the party going from the minute they began, to the second they ended!
Services Used: Band, DJ
Boston Common Band + DJ Combo responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much, Jodi! We had a wonderful time... Hope to see you soon!
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Hruhnke
Wedding:
9/20/2008
5.0/5.0
Boston Common made our wedding unforgettable not only for us, but for all our guests! Everyone kept asking us all night where we found them, and the truth was they were the first band we found and as soon as we listened to them we knew they were the ones! We loved the energy from the entire band and how they interacted with our guests. They played all our favorite songs at just the right times to get everyone involved. Thank you Boston Common!
Heather and Louis Calcagni
Services Used: Band
Boston Common Band + DJ Combo responded with the following comments:

Hello Heather & Louis!

Thanks so much for the kind words, we had a blast!
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katy
Wedding:
9/7/2008
5.0/5.0
This band was truly wonderful. The vocals and instruments were perfect. They worked nicely with one another and I couldn't believe how well they honored our requests. The party ran very smoothly, their MC/DJ was great. Everything seemed so fun, relaxing and easy with this band. I made some random requests through out the night, and they just went with it. The DJ couldn't have been better, I spent a lot of my wedding feeling thrilled with how awesome Boston Common is. The guests are still giving my husband and I compliments and asking how we found them. They are awesome!
Services Used: Band
Boston Common Band + DJ Combo responded with the following comments:

Hello Katy!

We had a great time too! Your wedding down on the Cape was absolutely beautiful!
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32k
Wedding:
9/6/2008
5.0/5.0
Don't waste your money on an any old wedding band. Boston Common provided all the good things that you would expect from a regular wedding band, traditional music etc., but also showed up with a set list that kept the entire party dancing for the duration of the reception. No need for the us to make our rounds to visit with each table as everyone could be found on the dancefloor.
New music, even tunes that came out in the last month, were delivered with a very high level of quality. Simply put, after very careful review of our options, Boston Common was the clear choice with probably the best musical talent of any band in New England.
Services Used: Band
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yearlater
Wedding:
7/19/2008
5.0/5.0
Very good musicians
Very good vocals
Very enthusiastic
High energy level
Very friendly
Services Used: Band
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SarahK
Wedding:
5/12/2007
5.0/5.0
This band was incredible!!! Everyone loved them. Just don't go through Boston Event Works. That agent was terrible.
Services Used: Band
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Katelyn
Wedding:
6/16/2012
4.9/5.0
Out of all the (many!) decisions that went into planning our wedding, hiring Boston Common Band was hands down the best one we made--they were awesome! Both the band and DJ played a great mix of current hits and oldies that kept the dance floor packed all night, their lighting helped make the room, and DJ Matty G was totally fantastic (from going through all the timeline/request/pronunciation details with me in advance, to re-playing a request I had missed earlier in the night). We still have guests commenting on how fantastic the band was and asking where we found them. If you're looking into hiring Boston Common for your wedding, do it - you will not regret it and your guests will thank you!
Services Used: Band, DJ
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kfields1142
Wedding:
7/11/2009
4.9/5.0
Boston Common Band was the perfect band for our wedding reception! We hired their pianist to play for our cocktail hour, and he did a wonderful job. From there, the DJ took over during the dinner, and he did a great job setting the mood for us. He even came up with a unique idea to do instead of having everybody clink glasses to get us to kiss. You'll have to ask them about that, as I won't give away their secret. After dinner, the band got to rocking! They were amazing, and had every one of our guests on the dance floor for the entire night! We didn't want the evening to end we were having so much fun, and we weren't the only ones. Ever since our wedding everybody has been telling us how much fun they had, and that was in no small part thanks to Boston Common Band and their excellent performance.
Services Used: Band, DJ
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James
Wedding:
10/13/2007
4.9/5.0
What a gem this band is. Everyone raved about them for weeks after our wedding. They are also an exceptional value. We received quotes from other bands for over $5000, they came in at $3750 and blew everyone away. Admittedly, we were a little hesitant at first because they're so young. (Recent Berklee grads I remember them saying) But Jonathan (the manager) is completely professional and handled every request of ours. They only are a reception band, but do provide a DJ to play music during cocktail hour, dinner and during the band breaks.
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Boston Common Band was the highlight of our wedding! The singing was incredible (even better in person than our their website) and no one could stop dancing! They have a DJ that plays when the band isn't playing -- he was also outstanding and played all of the fun recent pop songs. They had a smile on their faces the whole night and really put on a show. If you want to have an awesome wedding, you need an awesome band -- and this is your band! Of all the things we spent money on for our wedding, this band was definitely the best bang for the buck. Plus they are willing to travel and made a cute short video of the band playing that we can watch and remember how awesome they were!
Services Used: Band, DJ
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parisbride
Wedding:
10/8/2011
4.8/5.0
Let me add my wonderful review! I planned my wedding from 3000 miles away and never met the band members or DJ in person until the day of the wedding. They were absolutely amazing. They set up conference calls to work around my schedule with the time difference on the West Coast, and they were very thorough to get all the information they needed. I must say that even though I gave them a long list of requests, I didn't hear any of those for the first hour of the dance party, but I had several people come up to me to compliment the band and the young lady singing especially. I was also a little annoyed that they waited an extra 15-20 minutes than scheduled to announce the cake cutting and play our special "cake cutting song", when we had gone over the timeline very specifically several times, (and my videographer had to then stay late to capture that moment) but overall, I was very happy. They seem to really know what they are doing with getting people on the dance floor!
Services Used: Band
Boston Common Band + DJ Combo responded with the following comments:

Hello Jacqueline, Thanks so much for the very positive review... I hope that your first few weeks of marriage have treated you well!! :)

Regarding the song requests and timeline; Unfortunately the catering did not follow the agreed timeline and served us EXTREMELY late. This was something out of our control... However, we ate as quickly as possible and then even cut our break shorter for you to makeup for the difference.

Nonetheless, we had an amazing time performing for both of your families. We hope to see you again sometime soon... please keep in touch!

All The Best,
~Jonathan~
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Ret
Wedding:
4/6/2010
4.8/5.0
Our guests had a fabulous time and had wonderful things to say about them.Everyone remembers them and we will reccomend them to anyone who ask about a band!
Services Used: Band
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LouO22222
Wedding:
11/28/2009
4.8/5.0
These guys are great. They played our wedding 2 weeks ago in Boston, and people keep telling us how great our band was. I was really happy with the mix of songs they played, how amazing they sounded, the fact that they were flexible with some of our requests, and mostly that the entire wedding was dancing the whole time. We had a really great time with them and I would recommend them to anyone.

Also, they did an awesome job with our first dance (stay with you-john legend), especially since it was a song they had to learn. It was spot on!
Services Used: Band
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rayzorray
Wedding:
7/25/2009
4.8/5.0
Boston Common Band was outstanding! They totally made our reception a success. We have had multiple guests call us and mention how much they enjoyed the music and how much they enjoyed dancing. Everything worked out perfectly. If you're deciding on music for any type of reception, Boston Common Band should be your choice.
Services Used: Band
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GBabs
Wedding:
8/29/2009
4.7/5.0
They were awesome. Very talented musicians, the music was spot on. They worked the crowd very well and the male vocalist came onto the dance floor to show us a few Michael Jackson moves, so much fun.
They were professional and great at what they do. My only complaint was that a few songs we had asked them to play ahead of time did not get played.
Services Used: Band
Boston Common Band + DJ Combo responded with the following comments:

Hi Tom & Gretchen!

Thanks so much for the review! Apologies that we couldn't get to every song, we we're working with a very limited time-frame since the venue/catering had run late and forced us to cut our sets short! Please let us know if there's anything else we can do for you in the future!

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