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Hoi Polloi

Succasunna , NJ
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LOCATION

36 Kenvil Ave
Succasunna, NJ 07876 US (map)

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973-927-6016

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Very stable (20 years history with very little turnover in the band. We have performed wedding receptions from Boston to Baltimore, and always deliver the top level of entertainment one... Read more
Very stable (20 years history with very little turnover in the band. We have performed wedding receptions from Boston to Baltimore, and always deliver the top level of entertainment one would expect. Highly rated (5 star) on Wedding Wire and also very strong reviews available on theknot.com

Available as five piece, or you can also add horn section and DJ if deisred. A package to fit every budget. Read less
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Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Large (6+ musicians), Medium (4-6 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Country, Dance, Funk, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Rock, Soul
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Recently I was asked to give a reference to the band from my recent wedding, so I'm copying my reply to that person's email here, because it's as to the point as I can be..

Hoi Polloi was the best decision we made for an entire wedding, and that's really not an exaggeration. We had our wedding on October 10th in Hillburn, NY. We had the 6-piece band play the reception and Jim play solo with an acoustic guitar during the cocktail hour. Our wedding had around 205 people all very excited to have a great time, and Hoi Polloi certainly delivered. We had great communication back and forth for a few months leading up to the wedding. Jim responds to emails very quickly and has a terrific attitude about everything, always providing some humor to break the stress of planning the wedding. We asked the band to learn several songs, including our first dance, my dance with my mom, and the entrance songs for the bridal party and my wife and I. All were played so perfectly with the exact amount of energy for each song. The whole wedding went so smoothly we could hardly believe it, from when they took their 1 break to get some food, to announcing the whole wedding party with awesome enthusiasm, to even letting my dad, who had a couple beers in him, get up on stage and sing his favorite Bruce Springsteen song to give him his moment of glory. We had at least 2 dozen people reach out to us and tell us they were the best wedding band they've ever seen, and a quarter of the people that attended barely ate dinner because they were dancing the whole night.

You'd sincerely regret not hiring these guys if you are considering it.
Recently I was asked to give a reference to the band from my recent wedding, so I'm copying my reply to that person's Read more...
Recently I was asked to give a reference to the band from my recent wedding, so I'm copying my reply to that person's email here, because it's as to the point as I can be..

Hoi Polloi was the best decision we made for an entire wedding, and that's really not an exaggeration. We had our wedding on October 10th in Hillburn, NY. We had the 6-piece band play the reception and Jim play solo with an acoustic guitar during the cocktail hour. Our wedding had around 205 people all very excited to have a great time, and Hoi Polloi certainly delivered. We had great communication back and forth for a few months leading up to the wedding. Jim responds to emails very quickly and has a terrific attitude about everything, always providing some humor to break the stress of planning the wedding. We asked the band to learn several songs, including our first dance, my dance with my mom, and the entrance songs for the bridal party and my wife and I. All were played so perfectly with the exact amount of energy for each song. The whole wedding went so smoothly we could hardly believe it, from when they took their 1 break to get some food, to announcing the whole wedding party with awesome enthusiasm, to even letting my dad, who had a couple beers in him, get up on stage and sing his favorite Bruce Springsteen song to give him his moment of glory. We had at least 2 dozen people reach out to us and tell us they were the best wedding band they've ever seen, and a quarter of the people that attended barely ate dinner because they were dancing the whole night.

You'd sincerely regret not hiring these guys if you are considering it. Read less
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Kristi
Wedding:
9/5/2014
5.0/5.0
I don't even know where to begin! If you are looking to have a wedding where all your guests are dancing the entire night...you can not go wrong with Hoi Pollo. I can not even count how many times someone came up to me at the wedding or days after saying how much the loved the band and "I never dance at weddings but I danced the whole night and yours!" Someone even asked me if I had the setlist! Jim Albrecht was so wonderful to work with during the planning phase, I feel like he is a friend of mine! He is very organized and so easy going. He always made time for me to talk on the phone and responded to my emails right away.

I also had Sue from the band perform the ceremony music. She was wonderful and very helpful with song suggestions as I was having a difficult time deciding.

The whole band was just fantastic. So entertaining and fun!!! We all danced the whole night. They were also a great help throughout the night with organizing all the bridal party together for the introductions, etc.

Multiple friends and family told me that our wedding was "the best wedding they have ever been too" I would have to give Hoi Polloi the credit for making the night so fun!!

Thank you!!! -Kristi and Travis
I don't even know where to begin! If you are looking to have a wedding where all your guests are dancing the entire Read more...
I don't even know where to begin! If you are looking to have a wedding where all your guests are dancing the entire night...you can not go wrong with Hoi Pollo. I can not even count how many times someone came up to me at the wedding or days after saying how much the loved the band and "I never dance at weddings but I danced the whole night and yours!" Someone even asked me if I had the setlist! Jim Albrecht was so wonderful to work with during the planning phase, I feel like he is a friend of mine! He is very organized and so easy going. He always made time for me to talk on the phone and responded to my emails right away.

I also had Sue from the band perform the ceremony music. She was wonderful and very helpful with song suggestions as I was having a difficult time deciding.

The whole band was just fantastic. So entertaining and fun!!! We all danced the whole night. They were also a great help throughout the night with organizing all the bridal party together for the introductions, etc.

Multiple friends and family told me that our wedding was "the best wedding they have ever been too" I would have to give Hoi Polloi the credit for making the night so fun!!

Thank you!!! -Kristi and Travis Read less
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john
Wedding:
7/13/2014
5.0/5.0
This review is long overdo. This band could not have been more acommadating to our needs. From the very start of the wedding, they had the crowd on its feet and filling the dance floor. We had given them some examples of music we liked, and they just took it from there and were spot on with all their choices. From country, to classic rock, jersey shore band, to 80s dance music they can play it all, and created the perfect atmosphere, exactly what we were looking for. They have an extensive play list and are both high energy and extremely professional. Everyone at the wedding was asking the bands name and where we found them. We would HIGHLY recommend Hoi Polloi to any Bride and Groom.
John and Kathy Doherty
This review is long overdo. This band could not have been more acommadating to our needs. From the very start of the Read more...
This review is long overdo. This band could not have been more acommadating to our needs. From the very start of the wedding, they had the crowd on its feet and filling the dance floor. We had given them some examples of music we liked, and they just took it from there and were spot on with all their choices. From country, to classic rock, jersey shore band, to 80s dance music they can play it all, and created the perfect atmosphere, exactly what we were looking for. They have an extensive play list and are both high energy and extremely professional. Everyone at the wedding was asking the bands name and where we found them. We would HIGHLY recommend Hoi Polloi to any Bride and Groom.
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Krista
Wedding:
7/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Hoi Polloi is super talented and all of our guests raved about the music and how awesome the band was. They are all very friendly and personable and even learned a new song for our first dance- and they nailed it. Jim Albrecht helped us plan our reception night and organize ourselves for the band to ensure that the reception party went the way we wanted it to go. He was very supportive and really went out of his way to help us out and checked in with us throughout all of our wedding planning. Everyone in the band was very friendly and seemed genuinely happy to be celebrating with us. They exude an energetic passion for their music and even had people dancing the night away who normally refuse to get on the dance floor. We had so much fun that night dancing and singing with our guests and the band and recommend them without any hesitation for all wedding and event types.
Hoi Polloi is super talented and all of our guests raved about the music and how awesome the band was. They are all very Read more...
Hoi Polloi is super talented and all of our guests raved about the music and how awesome the band was. They are all very friendly and personable and even learned a new song for our first dance- and they nailed it. Jim Albrecht helped us plan our reception night and organize ourselves for the band to ensure that the reception party went the way we wanted it to go. He was very supportive and really went out of his way to help us out and checked in with us throughout all of our wedding planning. Everyone in the band was very friendly and seemed genuinely happy to be celebrating with us. They exude an energetic passion for their music and even had people dancing the night away who normally refuse to get on the dance floor. We had so much fun that night dancing and singing with our guests and the band and recommend them without any hesitation for all wedding and event types. Read less
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Terence and Megan
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
One more Song! One more song! It's too bad that our amazing night had to come to end. Hoi Polloi, you guys (and gal) rocked! We knew that you would. It's not the first time we've seen you and it certainly won't be the last. Personally, I prefer watching you all dressed up in your pajamas rocking out in your La-Z-Boy recliners, but clearly you're just as capable of putting on an entertaining show even when dressed in formal-wear. You are the ultimate professionals. We requested 3 songs for you to learn/play and you did so flawlessly. We left the rest of the night up to you to read the crowd and we're so happy that we did! The dance floor wasn't empty all night. Our friends and family had an amazing time and they're still applauding you. It's like we were first row at our very own concert. Jim, thank you for always being available to chat, whether it be by phone or email. We hope to see you all again very soon, maybe even at another one of our friend's weddings! We absolutely recommend this band. Hoi Polloi, thanks for making the best night of our lives so memorable!
One more Song! One more song! It's too bad that our amazing night had to come to end. Hoi Polloi, you guys (and gal) Read more...
One more Song! One more song! It's too bad that our amazing night had to come to end. Hoi Polloi, you guys (and gal) rocked! We knew that you would. It's not the first time we've seen you and it certainly won't be the last. Personally, I prefer watching you all dressed up in your pajamas rocking out in your La-Z-Boy recliners, but clearly you're just as capable of putting on an entertaining show even when dressed in formal-wear. You are the ultimate professionals. We requested 3 songs for you to learn/play and you did so flawlessly. We left the rest of the night up to you to read the crowd and we're so happy that we did! The dance floor wasn't empty all night. Our friends and family had an amazing time and they're still applauding you. It's like we were first row at our very own concert. Jim, thank you for always being available to chat, whether it be by phone or email. We hope to see you all again very soon, maybe even at another one of our friend's weddings! We absolutely recommend this band. Hoi Polloi, thanks for making the best night of our lives so memorable! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
They were amazing! So easy to deal with during planning. At the wedding, everyone danced from the first song to the last!
They were amazing! So easy to deal with during planning. At the wedding, everyone danced from the first song to the last!
They were amazing! So easy to deal with during planning. At the wedding, everyone danced from the first song to the last! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Hoi Polloi was amazing! Jim the band leader was so helpful to work with during the planning stages of our wedding. The band as a whole was AWESOME during the day of the wedding. Everyone started dancing before the first course of food was served! They even allowed some "guest appearances" to play with the band! Everyone is still raving about them!
Hoi Polloi was amazing! Jim the band leader was so helpful to work with during the planning stages of our wedding. The Read more...
Hoi Polloi was amazing! Jim the band leader was so helpful to work with during the planning stages of our wedding. The band as a whole was AWESOME during the day of the wedding. Everyone started dancing before the first course of food was served! They even allowed some "guest appearances" to play with the band! Everyone is still raving about them! Read less
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Sheila
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
This band was extremely professional, organized, easy to contact, quick to respond and very very flexible! From the moment we booked them till the moment before the wedding they were accessible and able to make changes on the fly!! Now when they started playing at the wedding I fell in love with them all over again!! They play to the crowd...I come from a huge Irish Catholic family who loves loves to dance and when I tell you their was no one at their tables for me to thank it was because all 155 people were up on the dance floor unable to stop dancing because these guys played THE VERY BEST music I have ever heard!! I only sat down to eat and the rest of the time I was dancing...and I drank A ton of water!! At the end of the night we were partying and dancing and having a great time...my parents and I wanted to keep it going for another hour...and they couldn't be happier to oblige..it was if they were an extension of our guests that still wanted to hang and play because they saw how happy they had made everyone with their music and personalities! Please book these guys they are amazing and will surprise you at how great they can sense and feel a crowd!!! Excellent job guys!!!!!! Best day of my life!
This band was extremely professional, organized, easy to contact, quick to respond and very very flexible! From the moment Read more...
This band was extremely professional, organized, easy to contact, quick to respond and very very flexible! From the moment we booked them till the moment before the wedding they were accessible and able to make changes on the fly!! Now when they started playing at the wedding I fell in love with them all over again!! They play to the crowd...I come from a huge Irish Catholic family who loves loves to dance and when I tell you their was no one at their tables for me to thank it was because all 155 people were up on the dance floor unable to stop dancing because these guys played THE VERY BEST music I have ever heard!! I only sat down to eat and the rest of the time I was dancing...and I drank A ton of water!! At the end of the night we were partying and dancing and having a great time...my parents and I wanted to keep it going for another hour...and they couldn't be happier to oblige..it was if they were an extension of our guests that still wanted to hang and play because they saw how happy they had made everyone with their music and personalities! Please book these guys they are amazing and will surprise you at how great they can sense and feel a crowd!!! Excellent job guys!!!!!! Best day of my life! Read less
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k_4tuss
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
I wish the rating system "went to 11" because that's what these guys deserve. Jim was awesome to deal with and helped me through every step of the planning process (even though I'm a huge procrastinator and I'm sure he wanted to kill me at times). Not only did they learn the song we wanted for our first dance, they played it better than the original artist. The rest of the night was great, even my heavy metal loving friends were on the floor dancing all night. A foot of snow in October couldn't stop these guys so I doubt anything can. I can't say enough good things about the band so I'm going to leave my contact info here, if you have any questions email me your number and I'll answer anything you can come up with

k4tuss at gmail.com
I wish the rating system "went to 11" because that's what these guys deserve. Jim was awesome to deal with and helped me Read more...
I wish the rating system "went to 11" because that's what these guys deserve. Jim was awesome to deal with and helped me through every step of the planning process (even though I'm a huge procrastinator and I'm sure he wanted to kill me at times). Not only did they learn the song we wanted for our first dance, they played it better than the original artist. The rest of the night was great, even my heavy metal loving friends were on the floor dancing all night. A foot of snow in October couldn't stop these guys so I doubt anything can. I can't say enough good things about the band so I'm going to leave my contact info here, if you have any questions email me your number and I'll answer anything you can come up with

k4tuss at gmail.com Read less
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Tracee
Wedding:
10/9/2011
5.0/5.0
If we could give Hoi Polloi 10 stars we would! From start to finish they were a true pleasure to work with. From some acoustic guitar playing during the cocktail hour, to the wedding party intro to Crazy Train, to the very last minute at the end of the reception, the party was non-stop fun. We received many compliments from our families and friends that night, and each day since. Thanks to Jim for setting us up for the best night of our lives!
If we could give Hoi Polloi 10 stars we would! From start to finish they were a true pleasure to work with. From some Read more...
If we could give Hoi Polloi 10 stars we would! From start to finish they were a true pleasure to work with. From some acoustic guitar playing during the cocktail hour, to the wedding party intro to Crazy Train, to the very last minute at the end of the reception, the party was non-stop fun. We received many compliments from our families and friends that night, and each day since. Thanks to Jim for setting us up for the best night of our lives! Read less
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