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Guilty Pleasure .."New England's Premier Dance Band!"

Boston , MA

LOCATION

Boston, MA US 02210 (map)

PHONE

508-878-4606

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

GUILTY PLEASURE... "New England's Premier Dance Band" is one of the MA / RI area's most exciting & popular wedding-function bands!
This seven member group has performed all across... Read more
GUILTY PLEASURE... "New England's Premier Dance Band" is one of the MA / RI area's most exciting & popular wedding-function bands!
This seven member group has performed all across the Northeast providing a variety of high-energy dance music for clubs, concerts, corporate events, private parties, weddings, fairs & festivals!

The bands features dynamic Male & Female lead vocalists/emcees fronting an outstanding line-up including multi sax-percussion-vocals, multi keys-vocals, guitar-vocals, bass & drums!

Our primary focus is providing only the finest selection of Motown, Soul, Pop, R&B, Funk, Rock, Disco along with classic wedding standards
including ballads, duets and lite Jazz..performed the way you know them..while adding our own style to the music to enhance your overall musical experience!

What makes GUILTY PLEASURE the right choice for your wedding?

Compared to most other common "function only" wedding bands... we are an established live club act, which adds
a more realistic, fresh approach to the music, along with an energetic performance that most other "wedding / function" bands lack.

From the ceremony music...to the "jazzy/classy" cocktail hour...and thru the reception...GUILTY PLEASURE will play
the perfect mix, guaranteed to get you and your guests up on the dance floor and keep them there!

Our members have over 20 years experience and have performed alongside many prominent artists including:
Tavares, KC & The Sunshine Band, The Bangles, The Gypsy Kings, Lisa Loeb, Usher, The Platters, The Beach Boys,
Average White Band, Roomfull of Blues, Duke Robillard, J. Geils, John Cafferty / Beaver Brown, Crystal Gayle,
Edgar Winter and the legendary Gene Pitney to name a few!

However large or small...GUILTY PLEASURE is committed to providing quality dance music to help make your event a special one!

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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?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Blues, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Reggae, Rock, Soul, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
Black suits with a choice of white,black,blue or red shirts...with black,maroon or silver ties.
 Our female vocalist always wears a formal dress!
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
On our website "www.guiltypleasure.net" we have video of the band performing "live' so you can hear what we really sound like!
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
Yes!! We will learn up to 2 songs chosen for specialty dances (first,last,parents,etc) primarily. If we have time we will also learn select songs for the regular dance sets!
How much time do you usually need for setup?
It's our rule to be set-up and "soundchecked" at least 1/2 an hour before guests enter the room. To do this we usually need at least 
 2 hours prior to start of reception to load-in and set-up!
How much space do you usually require?
We will usually work with any size venue so no amount of space is a problem.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
Yes ..if it's allowed and appropriate.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
The band offers pro sound with an soundtech & state of the art L.E.D. lighting at no extra charge. The band also provides music during breaks on iPod to keep everyone on the dance floor!
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
Our two talented Male & Female lead vocalists will emcee your wedding with style and class and will only talk periodically to get the audience off their seats and keep them on the dance floor!!
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
When we usually perform..everyone is on the dance floor!
 On the rare occasion there is a lull..we will ask the audience what they would like to here. The band knows hundreds of songs...so requests are not a problem.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Yes the band does require a meal break. It is customary and standard practice to provide the band and soundman a hot meal..same or equivalent to the guests meal. No vendor meals are allowed.
 It is discussed and mutually agreed with the bride & groom prior to the special day!
Do you play recorded music during your break?
Yes!! We offer the bride & groom options to help program a playlist of anything they want to hear at their wedding...which we will play on iPod through the PA system!
If one or more of the band members is unable to attend, what is your backup plan?
We have a number of substitute players available if the need should arise. The members of the band are committed professionals and rarely ever miss any scheduled weddings or events.
What is your overtime rate?
Our overtime rate is based on the on a "gig to gig" basis. 
 It's negotialble per 1/2 hour and hour!
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
We charge a travel fee for any performance over 2 hours away from Boston! That amount is always negotiable with the bride & groom!
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
We usually require a 50% deposit in advance along with a signed contract. The balance is due on the day of the event.

REVIEWS

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Meaghan
Wedding:
5/18/2014
4.8/5.0
Just Plain Awesome!! I've Heard nothing but good things from everyone at my wedding. Chris was great to work with and they were just what we wanted !
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Jen
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
WE ADORED GUILTY PLEASURE. Confession: this was our second choice band. But after the other band pulled out on us, and having seen them at another wedding, we totally lucked out!

The singers were phenomenal. They mix of music was great. They learned our last dance for us, and it was a moment I won't soon forget.

Seriously, the dance floor was never empty. They even put up with my drunk friend who kept trying to grab the mic! Thank you Guilty Pleasure, for making our wedding such a dance-packed-awesome-time.
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mahadevl
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Guilty Pleasure was a fantastic band for our wedding! We hired them to play at our wedding after only hearing some CDs they sent us. We were planning our wedding from the other side of the country, and we were a little worried that the band would be different in person than we had expected. Then they started playing at our reception.....

People danced from the time they got to the reception until it ended. They were FANTASTIC!! Everyone enjoyed them b/c they were able to reach out to guests aged 4 to 90. Their voices ROCKED! I highly recommend this band. I would choose them all over again!!
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bprice
Wedding:
7/2/2011
4.6/5.0
This band was great, we saw them at a showcase and booked right away! They even extended their contracted offer and played during dinner for us. It was very sweet and really made our event special. Saxaphone, drums and singers were amazing!
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Emily
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Guilty Pleasure was perfect for our wedding. They were incredibly helpful in the planning when they helped my fiance choose our final music for certain parts of the reception when we couldn't decide and they let us customize our night to fit our vision. They had a great array of music that kept everyone from my boss to my aunt to our best friends happy and dancing all night. One member even provided our ceremony music and two of their members provided cocktail music, which made our day that much more special.
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