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Brandy

Derry , NH
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LOCATION

207 Chase's Grove
Derry, NH US 03038 (map)

PHONE

978-453-3337

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Brandy is a 5/6 piece, high energy band that has been recoginzed throughout New England as one of the premier Boston wedding bands available to make your wedding an occasion to remember.... Read more
Brandy is a 5/6 piece, high energy band that has been recoginzed throughout New England as one of the premier Boston wedding bands available to make your wedding an occasion to remember. With almost 200 performances per year, Brandy has been a mainstay on the New England wedding band music scene and has performed for numerous celebrities, charities and dignitaries. Brandy brings the talent, professionalism and experience to your event that will ensure the dance floor is packed and everyone will experience a time to remember long after the reception is over.

Brandy's instrumentation consist of guitar, bass, keyboard, drums and the added excitement of saxophone, turmpet, flute and flugel horn. With great male and female vocals, much of the bands popularity has been determined by their ability to sound much like the original artist.

Brandy performs a wide variety, ranging from the big band swing and jazz era, through the revised 70's and 80's dance music as well as today comtemporary dance hits. With our extensive songlist, you can choose your favorites tunes and we will customize your reception to your musical taste.

Brandy offers a Master of Ceremonies done to perfection

Exciting DJ music inbetween sets

State of the art sound and lighting system

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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Medium (4-6 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
70s, 80s, Classic Rock, Dance, Jazz, Motown, Pop, R&B, Rock, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
No
What is your band's usual attire?
All male members of Brandy will be dressed with black suit and tie. Our female vocalist will also dress in formal wear.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Yes, Brandy has live video footage on our website as well as audio CD's that we can send via mail.
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
Yes, given ample time, we can learn any special songs that are requested. Currently, Brandy has thousands of songs in our repertoire.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
The band leader and road crew will arrive 2 hours prior to start time to set up and prepare for the performance.
How much space do you usually require?
10 feet x 20 feet is usually acceptable, however we can set up in a smaller space if needed.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
Only if requested,
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
Brandy has state of the art sound and lighting equipment. All Bose speakers and ETA lighting.
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
Yes, the band leader Steve Camarda is an experienced emcee. He will coordinate and emcee the event in a professional manner.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
We play music that will bring everyone to the dance floor & keep them there!
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We take 2 breaks during a 4 hour reception. One is after the main course is served and the other between our dance sets. Meals are appreciated if possible.
Do you play recorded music during your break?
Yes, always. Brandy will provide a complete DJ service in-between our sets.
If one or more of the band members is unable to attend, what is your backup plan?
Each member of Brandy is dedicated to attend each performance. However, Brandy has resources to many other musicians who can step in at a moments notice.
What is your overtime rate?
$400 per 1/2 hour for the 5 piece band
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Brandy does not charge travel expenses for most locations within the New England states.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
Typically $1500 deposit is required to secure the band.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Brandy performed at my daughters wedding at Mt Washington.
Their performance was great. The dance floor was jammed before the main course was served.
They played almost non-stop and played a couple encore songs.
Excellent time.
Brandy performed at my daughters wedding at Mt Washington.
Their performance was great. The dance floor was jammed Read more...
Brandy performed at my daughters wedding at Mt Washington.
Their performance was great. The dance floor was jammed before the main course was served.
They played almost non-stop and played a couple encore songs.
Excellent time. Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
All of our guests LOVED Brandy Band (much to the excitement of my husband who's one responsibility for the wedding was the music). They did a great job managing the flow of the wedding and get everyone energized and dancing. They played a lot of older hits but also were able to play some of today's hit music. During breaks they played a lot of fun pop songs. Steve, the leader, was very helpful in the planning process and made suggestions where needed to make the flow better. The band even worked with my mom for a surprise performance she did during her toast!
All of our guests LOVED Brandy Band (much to the excitement of my husband who's one responsibility for the wedding was the Read more...
All of our guests LOVED Brandy Band (much to the excitement of my husband who's one responsibility for the wedding was the music). They did a great job managing the flow of the wedding and get everyone energized and dancing. They played a lot of older hits but also were able to play some of today's hit music. During breaks they played a lot of fun pop songs. Steve, the leader, was very helpful in the planning process and made suggestions where needed to make the flow better. The band even worked with my mom for a surprise performance she did during her toast! Read less
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John
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Awsome band ! They played at my cousin's wedding 12 years ago and haven't skipped a best. The dance floor was packed all night long, not a single break in the action. Everyone is still talking about them and what a great time they had.
Awsome band ! They played at my cousin's wedding 12 years ago and haven't skipped a best. The dance floor was packed all Read more...
Awsome band ! They played at my cousin's wedding 12 years ago and haven't skipped a best. The dance floor was packed all night long, not a single break in the action. Everyone is still talking about them and what a great time they had. Read less
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John
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Brandy was excellent !! They did my cousin's wedding 12 years ago and they haven't lost a beat. The dance floor was packed non-stop all night & the music and vocals were amazing-more times than not you thought it was the actual singer performing the song you love. They monitored the wedding and what was the most popular music and kept the party going in that direction.
Brandy was excellent !! They did my cousin's wedding 12 years ago and they haven't lost a beat. The dance floor was packed Read more...
Brandy was excellent !! They did my cousin's wedding 12 years ago and they haven't lost a beat. The dance floor was packed non-stop all night & the music and vocals were amazing-more times than not you thought it was the actual singer performing the song you love. They monitored the wedding and what was the most popular music and kept the party going in that direction. Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
8/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Brandy was the band for my recent wedding. Communication with them was very simple and they always got back to me in a timely manner and would answer all my questions fully. At the wedding they were a great form of entertainment during the dinner and once it came to dancing they got everyone on the dance floor and kept the whole night flowing nicely. I am so glad I went with them over a DJ for my wedding. Everything worked out perfectly!
Brandy was the band for my recent wedding. Communication with them was very simple and they always got back to me in a Read more...
Brandy was the band for my recent wedding. Communication with them was very simple and they always got back to me in a timely manner and would answer all my questions fully. At the wedding they were a great form of entertainment during the dinner and once it came to dancing they got everyone on the dance floor and kept the whole night flowing nicely. I am so glad I went with them over a DJ for my wedding. Everything worked out perfectly! Read less
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Holly
Wedding:
6/30/2013
5.0/5.0
We used Brandy for both our daughters weddings over the last two years. On both occasions they were absolutely fantastic and were an asset to the event. My only disappointment is that I do not have a third daughter so they can play at another of our wedding!
We used Brandy for both our daughters weddings over the last two years. On both occasions they were absolutely fantastic Read more...
We used Brandy for both our daughters weddings over the last two years. On both occasions they were absolutely fantastic and were an asset to the event. My only disappointment is that I do not have a third daughter so they can play at another of our wedding! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Brandy band was wonderful! They accommodated all of our requests, made the night seamless and entertaining! I never had to worry about them keeping the party going, nor our guests having fun. It was an amazing night all around. Having grown up in a musical family, caliber of music is really important, and their quality was outstanding. I'd highly recommend this band to any bride and groom- they bring the party and keep it going!
Brandy band was wonderful! They accommodated all of our requests, made the night seamless and entertaining! I never had to Read more...
Brandy band was wonderful! They accommodated all of our requests, made the night seamless and entertaining! I never had to worry about them keeping the party going, nor our guests having fun. It was an amazing night all around. Having grown up in a musical family, caliber of music is really important, and their quality was outstanding. I'd highly recommend this band to any bride and groom- they bring the party and keep it going! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
We hired Brandy to play at our wedding after seeing them at a family wedding the summer before. Steve was an absolute pleasure to work with. Steve checked in with us just before being announced at out reception to make sure that everything was in order. That was greatly appreciated since we had a few minor changes. He made the stress of selecting music disappear! We were able to relax and trust that he and the rest of the band would play the music that would make our wedding guests dance, and they did! My husband, who is not much of a dancer, was on the dance floor all night! We received so many compliments on the band and would recommend that anyone who is planning a wedding check them out. The entire band is amazing!! They really helped make our day unforgettable!
We hired Brandy to play at our wedding after seeing them at a family wedding the summer before. Steve was an absolute Read more...
We hired Brandy to play at our wedding after seeing them at a family wedding the summer before. Steve was an absolute pleasure to work with. Steve checked in with us just before being announced at out reception to make sure that everything was in order. That was greatly appreciated since we had a few minor changes. He made the stress of selecting music disappear! We were able to relax and trust that he and the rest of the band would play the music that would make our wedding guests dance, and they did! My husband, who is not much of a dancer, was on the dance floor all night! We received so many compliments on the band and would recommend that anyone who is planning a wedding check them out. The entire band is amazing!! They really helped make our day unforgettable! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Steve & the Brandy Band crew were amazing to work with. Very professional and organized. The band was a HUGE hit at our wedding. Everyone was on the dance floor from the beginning of the night. Guests were out on the floor even before dinner was served. They really read the crowd and played music to what everyone was loving. The guitarist was excellent during our cocktail hour. Brandy Band was worth every penny!! We will 100% be recommending them to everyone.
Steve & the Brandy Band crew were amazing to work with. Very professional and organized. The band was a HUGE hit at our Read more...
Steve & the Brandy Band crew were amazing to work with. Very professional and organized. The band was a HUGE hit at our wedding. Everyone was on the dance floor from the beginning of the night. Guests were out on the floor even before dinner was served. They really read the crowd and played music to what everyone was loving. The guitarist was excellent during our cocktail hour. Brandy Band was worth every penny!! We will 100% be recommending them to everyone. Read less
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jennifer
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Brandy made my wedding!!! I cannot say enough great things about them. I received so many compliments from guests, and I had quite few musicians in the crowd! They played everything from Adele to Johnny Cash keeping the dance floor packed. I don't even think they took a break except for maybe 15 minutes during toasts and dinner. Steve, the band leader, was responsive to all of my communications, and I was impressed by his professionalism which lacked in other bands I initially inquired with. In fact, they all were extremely professional and clearly seasoned performers. CeCe, the female lead vocalist also officiated our ceremony, and their guitarist provided the ceremony music and played during cocktail hour. Again, everything was perfect! If I had to do it all again, I would choose them without question! AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!
Brandy made my wedding!!! I cannot say enough great things about them. I received so many compliments from guests, and I Read more...
Brandy made my wedding!!! I cannot say enough great things about them. I received so many compliments from guests, and I had quite few musicians in the crowd! They played everything from Adele to Johnny Cash keeping the dance floor packed. I don't even think they took a break except for maybe 15 minutes during toasts and dinner. Steve, the band leader, was responsive to all of my communications, and I was impressed by his professionalism which lacked in other bands I initially inquired with. In fact, they all were extremely professional and clearly seasoned performers. CeCe, the female lead vocalist also officiated our ceremony, and their guitarist provided the ceremony music and played during cocktail hour. Again, everything was perfect! If I had to do it all again, I would choose them without question! AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
AMAZING band, had everyone up and dancing! Worth every penny!!
AMAZING band, had everyone up and dancing! Worth every penny!!
AMAZING band, had everyone up and dancing! Worth every penny!! Read less
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Hillary
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Brandy provided a tremendous service for my wedding in July 2012! Steve was my main contact, and was professional and responsive every step of the way. Their performance was top-knotch, and they kept our guests dancing all night. I am very grateful, and would absolutely recommend Brandy!
Brandy provided a tremendous service for my wedding in July 2012! Steve was my main contact, and was professional and Read more...
Brandy provided a tremendous service for my wedding in July 2012! Steve was my main contact, and was professional and responsive every step of the way. Their performance was top-knotch, and they kept our guests dancing all night. I am very grateful, and would absolutely recommend Brandy! Read less
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Nikki
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
Brandy was PHENOMENAL!!!! We got so many compliments from our guests about how wonderful Brandy was - they played a wide variety of music, the dance floor was always packed, and they even got involved with the crowd! They were such a great addition to our wedding, I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone looking for a band!
Brandy was PHENOMENAL!!!! We got so many compliments from our guests about how wonderful Brandy was - they played a wide Read more...
Brandy was PHENOMENAL!!!! We got so many compliments from our guests about how wonderful Brandy was - they played a wide variety of music, the dance floor was always packed, and they even got involved with the crowd! They were such a great addition to our wedding, I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone looking for a band! Read less
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Barb
Wedding:
6/20/2009
5.0/5.0
Brandy Band was excellent! They are a very talented group of musicians. I would highly recommend them to anyone planning a wedding or special event! One of our daughters saw them perform at a wedding she was working food and beverage at and said "you have to get this band for Katie's wedding" - which we did! They were great!
Brandy Band was excellent! They are a very talented group of musicians. I would highly recommend them to anyone planning a Read more...
Brandy Band was excellent! They are a very talented group of musicians. I would highly recommend them to anyone planning a wedding or special event! One of our daughters saw them perform at a wedding she was working food and beverage at and said "you have to get this band for Katie's wedding" - which we did! They were great! Read less
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Jill
Wedding:
5/9/2009
5.0/5.0
Such great talent! They played a wonderful playlist of old and new songs to accommodate everyone in the crowd. Everyone had such a blast and kept saying.."Who is this band?? They are incredible" They totally made the night!
Such great talent! They played a wonderful playlist of old and new songs to accommodate everyone in the crowd. Everyone Read more...
Such great talent! They played a wonderful playlist of old and new songs to accommodate everyone in the crowd. Everyone had such a blast and kept saying.."Who is this band?? They are incredible" They totally made the night! Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
9/21/2008
5.0/5.0
Brandy is a great band! They sounded fabulous and the guests were constantly dancing. They're very friendly and accomodating and allowed my musician husband to get up and play with them. At first I was disappointed that I had to bring CD's for them to play for the songs we picked for our first dance, and the dance with my father, since the band didn't know them. But it may not have sounded as good if they had just learned them, and in the end it turned out just fine. They have a wide variety of genres that they play, and have at least 3 different singers, which makes for a very entertaining time. I highly recommend them!
Brandy is a great band! They sounded fabulous and the guests were constantly dancing. They're very friendly and Read more...
Brandy is a great band! They sounded fabulous and the guests were constantly dancing. They're very friendly and accomodating and allowed my musician husband to get up and play with them. At first I was disappointed that I had to bring CD's for them to play for the songs we picked for our first dance, and the dance with my father, since the band didn't know them. But it may not have sounded as good if they had just learned them, and in the end it turned out just fine. They have a wide variety of genres that they play, and have at least 3 different singers, which makes for a very entertaining time. I highly recommend them! Read less
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nicole
Wedding:
9/2/2007
5.0/5.0
We loved the band! The music was fantastic! Our guests couldn't believe they weren't lipsyncing the songs because their voices and music were so in tune with original songs! We gave them a very minimal list of songs and little notice for what we wanted, and they made sure to be prepared and did an excellent job!
We loved the band! The music was fantastic! Our guests couldn't believe they weren't lipsyncing the songs because their Read more...
We loved the band! The music was fantastic! Our guests couldn't believe they weren't lipsyncing the songs because their voices and music were so in tune with original songs! We gave them a very minimal list of songs and little notice for what we wanted, and they made sure to be prepared and did an excellent job! Read less
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JennyLisa
Wedding:
7/1/2006
5.0/5.0
They rocked! THey were fabulous at both my, and my brother's weddings!

And, were very patient when the crazy musicians in my family (myself included) brought their own guitars and grabbed the stage... ;-)
They rocked! THey were fabulous at both my, and my brother's weddings!

And, were very patient when the crazy Read more...
They rocked! THey were fabulous at both my, and my brother's weddings!

And, were very patient when the crazy musicians in my family (myself included) brought their own guitars and grabbed the stage... ;-) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Great sound - our guests still ask us who played our wedding so they can recommend them for other weddings. Steve's experience was so calming for both of us. We knew we were in good hands and ready for a great night the moment we saw him at the hotel. Couldn't ask for anything more perfect - they rocked and we danced!!!!
Great sound - our guests still ask us who played our wedding so they can recommend them for other weddings. Steve's Read more...
Great sound - our guests still ask us who played our wedding so they can recommend them for other weddings. Steve's experience was so calming for both of us. We knew we were in good hands and ready for a great night the moment we saw him at the hotel. Couldn't ask for anything more perfect - they rocked and we danced!!!! Read less
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Corinne
Wedding:
10/27/2012
4.8/5.0
Brandy Band was fantastic! Steve was wonderful to work with, he has many years of experience in the wedding industry and always reassured us that everyone would be on the dance floor having a great time. He was right, guests could not stop raving about the band and the dance floor was packed all night long. The band has a huge song list and they were great about playing the songs we wanted played. they got the crowd into every song. Brandy Band made our wedding so much fun!! Thank you Steve and band members. We will recommend you to anyone
Brandy Band was fantastic! Steve was wonderful to work with, he has many years of experience in the wedding industry and Read more...
Brandy Band was fantastic! Steve was wonderful to work with, he has many years of experience in the wedding industry and always reassured us that everyone would be on the dance floor having a great time. He was right, guests could not stop raving about the band and the dance floor was packed all night long. The band has a huge song list and they were great about playing the songs we wanted played. they got the crowd into every song. Brandy Band made our wedding so much fun!! Thank you Steve and band members. We will recommend you to anyone Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Brandy was the highligh of our wedding. They were extremely responsive and flexible, given our song requests and requirements, and they were exceptionally talented performers. Although we got married last summer we were initially pleased with all the vendors we selected, we're still thrilled with our selection of Brandy. They were fun, energectic, respectful of our song selection, and just generally talented musicians. I think they may have had as much fun as we did. I would wholeheartedly recommend them as your wedding band!! ENJOY!
Brandy was the highligh of our wedding. They were extremely responsive and flexible, given our song requests and Read more...
Brandy was the highligh of our wedding. They were extremely responsive and flexible, given our song requests and requirements, and they were exceptionally talented performers. Although we got married last summer we were initially pleased with all the vendors we selected, we're still thrilled with our selection of Brandy. They were fun, energectic, respectful of our song selection, and just generally talented musicians. I think they may have had as much fun as we did. I would wholeheartedly recommend them as your wedding band!! ENJOY! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.7/5.0
The music was awesome! Our guests were dancing all night long, and we received so many compliments on the band!
The music was awesome! Our guests were dancing all night long, and we received so many compliments on the band!
The music was awesome! Our guests were dancing all night long, and we received so many compliments on the band! Read less
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Meryle
Wedding:
8/17/2013
4.7/5.0
I was so impressed with Brandy's performance during my brother's wedding 10 years ago that I decided to book them for my wedding in August 2013. So glad I did! The sound quality was great and the band had such great energy throughout the night. They did a good job of playing the songs we wanted, avoiding those we didn't, and MCing for for the occasion.

Our venue was almost two hours from the band's homebase in Lowell, MA, but they had no problem traveling for the event. They also provided classical music (CD, not live music) for our ceremony, and we were very happy with that service as well.

Highly recommend!
I was so impressed with Brandy's performance during my brother's wedding 10 years ago that I decided to book them for my Read more...
I was so impressed with Brandy's performance during my brother's wedding 10 years ago that I decided to book them for my wedding in August 2013. So glad I did! The sound quality was great and the band had such great energy throughout the night. They did a good job of playing the songs we wanted, avoiding those we didn't, and MCing for for the occasion.

Our venue was almost two hours from the band's homebase in Lowell, MA, but they had no problem traveling for the event. They also provided classical music (CD, not live music) for our ceremony, and we were very happy with that service as well.

Highly recommend! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.5/5.0
The band Brandy did a wonderful job. Everyone at our wedding from college age to grandparents were on the dance floor from the moment they started playing. The band leader, Steve - did a really great job playing emcee and doing introductions. I had a couple songs in mind that I wanted as the 'last song' of the night which weren't in their repertoire but we were able to find a solid back up and all the guests enjoyed it.

I would highly recommend them to anyone getting married in the New England area looking for a live band!
The band Brandy did a wonderful job. Everyone at our wedding from college age to grandparents were on the dance floor from Read more...
The band Brandy did a wonderful job. Everyone at our wedding from college age to grandparents were on the dance floor from the moment they started playing. The band leader, Steve - did a really great job playing emcee and doing introductions. I had a couple songs in mind that I wanted as the 'last song' of the night which weren't in their repertoire but we were able to find a solid back up and all the guests enjoyed it.

I would highly recommend them to anyone getting married in the New England area looking for a live band! Read less
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