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Hot Einstein

Oakland , CA
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Oakland, CA 94610 US (map)

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510-845-2957

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Hot Einstein is the wedding band for real music fans! We're less focused on glitz and glamour, and more on musicianship and great sound -- we are not your run-of-the-mill,... Read more
Hot Einstein is the wedding band for real music fans! We're less focused on glitz and glamour, and more on musicianship and great sound -- we are not your run-of-the-mill, corporate-franchised wedding band that advertises in every town and has 20 different line-ups. We don't play the same tired songs that all the other bands play. We don't present ourselves with doctored-up videos mixing live video with studio-recorded tracks. That's fake -- and we're not! We are a group of musicians and friends who play together all the time and have a tight group chemistry, and the kind of energy and love of what we do that will enhance the once-in-a-lifetime experience that is your wedding day. It's a real live band at a price that fits most budgets. If you are a fan of great music and not just the bland offerings of corporate radio and modern pop -- then we're the band for you!

The group plays covers of rock, pop, soul, funk and dance tunes from artists such as Michael Jackson, The Talking Heads, David Bowie, Queen, Blondie, The Pretenders, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Tom Petty, Aretha Franklin, The Beatles, to modern favorites like Daft Punk, MGMT, Alabama Shakes and Cee-Lo! Yeah, we don't typically play Carly Rae Jepsen, Rihanna, Beyonce or Justin Beiber tunes. We could if you really wanted us too, but if you've read this far you're probably not requesting Call Me Maybe at your wedding.

Hot Einstein has a diverse repertoire that is inviting to all different types of crowds and ages!

The musicians will learn and play live the songs you pick for the first dance and the father/daughter dance and we invite your input for the band's song selection for the evening if you like, Plus, this eclectic band has extensive live performance experience and takes pride in reading the audience to keep everyone up and dancing!

Hot Einstein is flexible, professional and reliable and happy to work with you craft the perfect wedding soundtrack. Additionally, we can provide a sound system and DJ, play ceremony music, background dinner music, emcee your reception, provide sound or music for your ceremony, and run your iPod playlist for your wedding.

For more information, check out our website at www.hoteinstein.com.

Better yet, come see the band at one of their regular public performances at Tupelo in North Beach, San Francisco, typically on the 4th Friday of each month.

Questions? Contact Matt: (510) 845-2957 matt@hoteinstein.com Read less
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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
4-6
What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?
Acoustic, Classic Rock, Dance, Funk, Gospel, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock, Top 40
What music services do you provide?
Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Learning New Songs, Liability Insurance, MC, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Sample Performances, Vocals, Willing to Travel
What items are available?
Microphones, Sound/PA System

REVIEWS

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Margaret
Wedding:
11/5/2016
5.0/5.0
Hot Einstein was AMAZING at our wedding! They let me pick the songs that I wanted them to play, and all of my guests were very impressed by their talent! Having a live band at the wedding vs. a DJ was such a great choice as they really kept the party going.

Matt was very responsive with all of my inquires and many questions. My now husband surprised me with a performance with some of my best friends (all musicians), and the band not only let them take over for 2 songs, but also let him use their drums and some of their equipment! They are so talented and made my wedding really stand out. You will not regret booking Hot Einstein!
Hot Einstein was AMAZING at our wedding! They let me pick the songs that I wanted them to play, and all of my guests were Read more...
Hot Einstein was AMAZING at our wedding! They let me pick the songs that I wanted them to play, and all of my guests were very impressed by their talent! Having a live band at the wedding vs. a DJ was such a great choice as they really kept the party going.

Matt was very responsive with all of my inquires and many questions. My now husband surprised me with a performance with some of my best friends (all musicians), and the band not only let them take over for 2 songs, but also let him use their drums and some of their equipment! They are so talented and made my wedding really stand out. You will not regret booking Hot Einstein! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
8/13/2016
5.0/5.0
We searched high and low for a band that could provide the famous tunes we all love from the radio, and also the fun and life a band brings. We really lucked out when we found Hot Einstein because they are AMAZING...no exaggeration! Matt was great through the whole process. He responded very quickly to each email and helped out greatly during our ceremony. He helped coordinate the acoustic feel we wanted during our ceremony and it was magical!
Our dance floor was by far the busiest and most fun I've ever seen at a wedding. Everyone, including my grandmother who could barley walk, danced the night away! We of course asked for an encore and they rocked it out for another few songs. I would highly highly recommend Hot Einstein for your occasion!!!!
We searched high and low for a band that could provide the famous tunes we all love from the radio, and also the fun and Read more...
We searched high and low for a band that could provide the famous tunes we all love from the radio, and also the fun and life a band brings. We really lucked out when we found Hot Einstein because they are AMAZING...no exaggeration! Matt was great through the whole process. He responded very quickly to each email and helped out greatly during our ceremony. He helped coordinate the acoustic feel we wanted during our ceremony and it was magical!
Our dance floor was by far the busiest and most fun I've ever seen at a wedding. Everyone, including my grandmother who could barley walk, danced the night away! We of course asked for an encore and they rocked it out for another few songs. I would highly highly recommend Hot Einstein for your occasion!!!! Read less
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Annie
Wedding:
8/12/2016
5.0/5.0
I hired this band to play all my favorite covers for my outdoor wedding in Berkeley. They accepted an eclectic list of requests from me: Stevie Wonder, Talking Heads, Hall & Oates, Elton John, David Bowie, etc... And they threw in their own fun covers of Outkast, R. Kelly, and Amy Winehouse. They learned how to play "Wild Flowers" by Tom Petty for my father-daughter dance. The Hot Einstein set list successfully had guests from multiple generations singing along and moving on the dance floor. Band leader Matt was easy to communicate with ahead of time and made sure that we agreed on a plan for set up time, start time, song order, venue details, etc. The entire process was handled smoothly and professionally! I also thought we got an amazing deal!! I highly recommend booking these talented musicians if you are hoping to give your event an entertaining, fun party vibe.
I hired this band to play all my favorite covers for my outdoor wedding in Berkeley. They accepted an eclectic list of Read more...
I hired this band to play all my favorite covers for my outdoor wedding in Berkeley. They accepted an eclectic list of requests from me: Stevie Wonder, Talking Heads, Hall & Oates, Elton John, David Bowie, etc... And they threw in their own fun covers of Outkast, R. Kelly, and Amy Winehouse. They learned how to play "Wild Flowers" by Tom Petty for my father-daughter dance. The Hot Einstein set list successfully had guests from multiple generations singing along and moving on the dance floor. Band leader Matt was easy to communicate with ahead of time and made sure that we agreed on a plan for set up time, start time, song order, venue details, etc. The entire process was handled smoothly and professionally! I also thought we got an amazing deal!! I highly recommend booking these talented musicians if you are hoping to give your event an entertaining, fun party vibe. Read less
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Dylah
Wedding:
10/17/2015
5.0/5.0
Hot Einstein played at our wedding, and seriously made it the fantastic event that it was! They are by far the best wedding band that I have ever heard. Our guests couldn't stop talking about how great the music was. People were on the dance floor the entire night and no one wanted the music to stop! They played the songs we requested flawlessly - from the very first dance to the last song, Hot Einstein was incredible!
Hot Einstein played at our wedding, and seriously made it the fantastic event that it was! They are by far the best Read more...
Hot Einstein played at our wedding, and seriously made it the fantastic event that it was! They are by far the best wedding band that I have ever heard. Our guests couldn't stop talking about how great the music was. People were on the dance floor the entire night and no one wanted the music to stop! They played the songs we requested flawlessly - from the very first dance to the last song, Hot Einstein was incredible! Read less
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Kristina
Wedding:
9/12/2015
5.0/5.0
Quick summary - having Hot Einsteins at our wedding was the absolute BEST and MOST MEMORABLE part of our day. If you don't book them, you are missing out! Giving more detail below based on the categories that went into this review...

Quality of Service:
The band worked so hard to go above and beyond to play songs that were special to us - from classics like the Talking Heads, to R.Kelly, to LCD Sound System. I'm not kidding! And the covers were amazing - you could tell they worked very hard to make sure our guests had an amazing time. They were excellent at responding to the crowd. It was a nonstop dance party with music for everyone, from my 86 year old grandma to our college friends.

Responsiveness:
Matt was our main contact for the event and he responded to our emails and phone calls with promptness and thoughtfulness. He was more than happy to discuss timing, song requests, and logistics.

Professionalism:
The band did a great job responding to the crowd and making sure the night stayed all about Matt and I. They arrived early with great attitudes.

Value:
Not only are the Hot Einstein's covers great renditions, their original music proves how talented the band is. We are overwhelmingly grateful for their services at a price we could afford. Both lead singers are really versatile and have beautiful voices, and every single musician in the band killed it.

Flexibility:
A few members of the band were kind enough to show up early and set up the audio for our ceremony, which really saved us a huge headache of trying to find different rentals for the ceremony. Also, our meals/speech went a little longer than planned, and they were happy to shorten our first and parents dance at a moment's notice. They were great with rolling with the punches and making our party a success.

I cannot recommend Hot Einsteins enough for your wedding (or any event!). I wouldn't change a thing about their service or our amazing day they were a huge part of!
Quick summary - having Hot Einsteins at our wedding was the absolute BEST and MOST MEMORABLE part of our day. If you don't Read more...
Quick summary - having Hot Einsteins at our wedding was the absolute BEST and MOST MEMORABLE part of our day. If you don't book them, you are missing out! Giving more detail below based on the categories that went into this review...

Quality of Service:
The band worked so hard to go above and beyond to play songs that were special to us - from classics like the Talking Heads, to R.Kelly, to LCD Sound System. I'm not kidding! And the covers were amazing - you could tell they worked very hard to make sure our guests had an amazing time. They were excellent at responding to the crowd. It was a nonstop dance party with music for everyone, from my 86 year old grandma to our college friends.

Responsiveness:
Matt was our main contact for the event and he responded to our emails and phone calls with promptness and thoughtfulness. He was more than happy to discuss timing, song requests, and logistics.

Professionalism:
The band did a great job responding to the crowd and making sure the night stayed all about Matt and I. They arrived early with great attitudes.

Value:
Not only are the Hot Einstein's covers great renditions, their original music proves how talented the band is. We are overwhelmingly grateful for their services at a price we could afford. Both lead singers are really versatile and have beautiful voices, and every single musician in the band killed it.

Flexibility:
A few members of the band were kind enough to show up early and set up the audio for our ceremony, which really saved us a huge headache of trying to find different rentals for the ceremony. Also, our meals/speech went a little longer than planned, and they were happy to shorten our first and parents dance at a moment's notice. They were great with rolling with the punches and making our party a success.

I cannot recommend Hot Einsteins enough for your wedding (or any event!). I wouldn't change a thing about their service or our amazing day they were a huge part of! Read less
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Jason
Wedding:
8/29/2015
5.0/5.0
This band is outstanding. Matt and all of the band members were great to work with. We booked about 7 months out after having seen them at Tupelo in San Francisco. Prior to booking, I met with Matt at a cafe near a Bart Station to discuss our wedding and how Hot Einstein could fit into our big day. Our wedding was in Yosemite and it was great to hear that they traveled outside the bay area. Matt was very professional and responsive throughout. HOT EINSTEIN ROCKED OUR WEDDING, our guests were on the dance floor the entire night which amazed me because neither of our families are big dancers. That really spoke to the quality of these musicians and the atmosphere they helped create. Hot Einstein elevated our reception, and we’re sooo happy we were able have them share in our big day. We highly recommend them for your wedding or any event where you want great musicians. I told Matt that I’d be happy to speak with anyone who is seriously considering them for their wedding. If I ever need to organize an event again and need a band, Hot Einstein will be that band if they are available.
This band is outstanding. Matt and all of the band members were great to work with. We booked about 7 months out after Read more...
This band is outstanding. Matt and all of the band members were great to work with. We booked about 7 months out after having seen them at Tupelo in San Francisco. Prior to booking, I met with Matt at a cafe near a Bart Station to discuss our wedding and how Hot Einstein could fit into our big day. Our wedding was in Yosemite and it was great to hear that they traveled outside the bay area. Matt was very professional and responsive throughout. HOT EINSTEIN ROCKED OUR WEDDING, our guests were on the dance floor the entire night which amazed me because neither of our families are big dancers. That really spoke to the quality of these musicians and the atmosphere they helped create. Hot Einstein elevated our reception, and we’re sooo happy we were able have them share in our big day. We highly recommend them for your wedding or any event where you want great musicians. I told Matt that I’d be happy to speak with anyone who is seriously considering them for their wedding. If I ever need to organize an event again and need a band, Hot Einstein will be that band if they are available. Read less
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Ben
Wedding:
5/9/2015
5.0/5.0
Epic wedding band option. We heard them first at our friends' wedding, who heard them first at their friends wedding. Phenomenal dancable grooves running through all the band members and a super deep and well curated list of songs to choose from. A shared love of playing David Bowie connected us, and resulted in a most memorable moment on the big day -- unplanned and unpracticed, they invited me up on bass for 'Under Pressure' to help close out the evening and we brought down the house!

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Epic wedding band option. We heard them first at our friends' wedding, who heard them first at their friends wedding. Read more...
Epic wedding band option. We heard them first at our friends' wedding, who heard them first at their friends wedding. Phenomenal dancable grooves running through all the band members and a super deep and well curated list of songs to choose from. A shared love of playing David Bowie connected us, and resulted in a most memorable moment on the big day -- unplanned and unpracticed, they invited me up on bass for 'Under Pressure' to help close out the evening and we brought down the house!

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Sharon
Wedding:
3/29/2015
5.0/5.0
Hot Einstein was awesome. The crowd was up dancing the whole night!
Hot Einstein was awesome. The crowd was up dancing the whole night!
Hot Einstein was awesome. The crowd was up dancing the whole night! Read less
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Alex
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
I first saw Hot Einstein when they played my good friends' wedding. I was really impressed with how fun they were without seeming like cheesy wedding band. When, a year or two later, it was time to find a band for my own wedding, I thought of them right away. Turns out they're not only good, they're a deal too!

Leading up to the wedding, Matt was accommodating and responsive. He provided us with a list of songs and let us pick ones we absolutely wanted to hear as well as ones we absolutely didn't :) On the day of, they completely exceeded my expectations. During the cocktail hour, they played some awesome funk and jazz instrumentals. And then for dancing, Queen, Talking Heads, Michael Jackson, Blondie, Stevie Wonder, and a bunch of other awesome tunes. I had remembered them being a lot of fun, but they really rocked it. Guests were coming up to me all night and telling me how great they were.

Highly recommended!
I first saw Hot Einstein when they played my good friends' wedding. I was really impressed with how fun they were without Read more...
I first saw Hot Einstein when they played my good friends' wedding. I was really impressed with how fun they were without seeming like cheesy wedding band. When, a year or two later, it was time to find a band for my own wedding, I thought of them right away. Turns out they're not only good, they're a deal too!

Leading up to the wedding, Matt was accommodating and responsive. He provided us with a list of songs and let us pick ones we absolutely wanted to hear as well as ones we absolutely didn't :) On the day of, they completely exceeded my expectations. During the cocktail hour, they played some awesome funk and jazz instrumentals. And then for dancing, Queen, Talking Heads, Michael Jackson, Blondie, Stevie Wonder, and a bunch of other awesome tunes. I had remembered them being a lot of fun, but they really rocked it. Guests were coming up to me all night and telling me how great they were.

Highly recommended! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
When my wife and I decided to get married we were certain that we would be hiring a band. In fact the three most important elements of our wedding (in order of priority) were the venue, band, and food. We spent countless hours scouring wedding band websites, watching videos, listening to demos, and talking to local musicians and friends in search of the right band. After a few months of searching, we found Hot Einstein, who had recently played at a friends wedding. Glowing reviews from our friends and seeing them in person at Tupelos was more than enough to make us feel comfortable hiring them to play at our wedding. Simply put, they are not a wedding band, they are a band of musicians that play at weddings. That said, they are incredibly talented, solid musicians that can play a crowd and put on a show. Throughout the whole process, Matt was responsive and flexible. With his help we worked together to create a setlist that would create the high positive energy we were looking for at our wedding and the band more than delivered! Our guests were thrilled and we were thrilled! We will be recommending Hot Einstein to all of our friends and would recommend anyone thinking about hiring a wedding band to at the very least check them out live or reach out to the band. You will not be disappointed!
When my wife and I decided to get married we were certain that we would be hiring a band. In fact the three most important Read more...
When my wife and I decided to get married we were certain that we would be hiring a band. In fact the three most important elements of our wedding (in order of priority) were the venue, band, and food. We spent countless hours scouring wedding band websites, watching videos, listening to demos, and talking to local musicians and friends in search of the right band. After a few months of searching, we found Hot Einstein, who had recently played at a friends wedding. Glowing reviews from our friends and seeing them in person at Tupelos was more than enough to make us feel comfortable hiring them to play at our wedding. Simply put, they are not a wedding band, they are a band of musicians that play at weddings. That said, they are incredibly talented, solid musicians that can play a crowd and put on a show. Throughout the whole process, Matt was responsive and flexible. With his help we worked together to create a setlist that would create the high positive energy we were looking for at our wedding and the band more than delivered! Our guests were thrilled and we were thrilled! We will be recommending Hot Einstein to all of our friends and would recommend anyone thinking about hiring a wedding band to at the very least check them out live or reach out to the band. You will not be disappointed! Read less
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