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Parkside Drive

Toronto , ON

LOCATION

2252 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON CA M6R 1X3 (map)

PHONE

647-226-7477

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Parkside Drive is North America's modern wedding entertainment provider. This incredible group has amazed audiences all across Canada and the U.S.A.

Featuring our 5 or 8 piece... Read more
Parkside Drive is North America's modern wedding entertainment provider. This incredible group has amazed audiences all across Canada and the U.S.A.

Featuring our 5 or 8 piece dance bands, this group is reknown for packed dance floors and unforgettable entertainment. Please check out www.parksidedrive.ca for more info. Here are some of our summer 2011 reviews




I can't thank you and the band enough for playing the extra songs when the audience was calling for them. It really ended the night perfectly.



People at my wedding have told me that they will be considering Parkside Drive for their wedding entertainment in the future. I told them that this is a great idea. Please let me if you are ever in need of a reference or if you would like a glowing testimonial for your website, etc - please don't hesitate!



It has been great working with you through all of this, you really made this a stress-free part of the wedding preparation and your performance was killer!



All our best to you and the band,



Matt and Sheena

Married, September 4th

Eglinton Grand Toronto




"Hello Dave and Parkside Drive,



our most sincere gratitude for the celebratory and joyful mood you created at our wedding. We loved the band and judging by the people on the dance floor, and all our friends and family asking "where did you find this amazing band?", our guests loved you guys too.



In advance, we knew we could plan and organize most aspects of our wedding; such as location, food, who is attending, etc. So we knew we would have a great day. One area of concern for us in the planning stage was entertainment. This part of our day could potentially continue or stop the celebratory mood. We knew we wanted a live band as it brings a certain energy to the party, something that a recording or DJ cannot do. As soon as you played the first few notes, we knew it was going to be a great night. Your professionalism is evident before, during, and after the gig. Your passion and love of music comes alive when you are performing. You guys truly have something special, and we are so grateful and pleased to have had you play on our wedding day.



You surpassed our expectations of what a wedding band can be. You guys sound and look great on your online videos, but they don't compare to seeing and hearing you live. We would recommend you to anyone we know looking for a band. As a matter of fact, two of the guests at our wedding are interested in booking you for their wedding.



A special thank you from Steve for letting me come up and play 'Superstition' with you guys. I didn't think the day/night could get any better, but that topped it off! If you ever need a sub keys player for a gig, the GTA is not too far a drive for me! :)



Once again, we just wanted to say a huge 'THANK YOU' for making our wedding reception complete!"



Steve and Becki Glowala

Married July 9th, 2011

Hamilton, ON










"Dave!



We want to thank YOU so much. You guys were fantastic. Everyone was raving about you. Dan and I couldn't have been happier. Working with you has been such a pleasure. You are so professional and are so good at what you do.



We hope you made it back to Toronto safely. If there's anything we can do for you in the future let us know. We'd be happy to write a reccomendation.



Thank you thank you, "

Chrissy and Dan

Married July 30th, 2011

Regency Hyatt, Buffalo



To see even more, please log on to: www.parksidedrive.ca/testimonials.html

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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?
Big Band, Classic Rock, Dance, Hip Hop
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
If you are thinking of hiring a band for your wedding, you want these guys.

Having a live band was one of the few things that we definitely knew we wanted as part of our wedding day. The price difference over a DJ is substantial, and it almost scared us off, but in the end it absolutely was the right call. Weddings are expensive, but don't scrimp on the entertainment, it's one of the things people actually remember.

Dave, Meghan and the whole band put on a phenomenal show. The dance floor was jumping for all three sets, with people from every generation having a blast. Even people who don't like to dance crowded around the dance floor just so they could watch the band. People were coming up to us the whole night saying "this band is amazing!" and friends of ours who were there are now trying to book them for their wedding.

If it fits your budget, get the horns. They obviously add to the sound, but the visual impact is striking as well.
If you are thinking of hiring a band for your wedding, you want these guys.

Having a live band was one of the few Read more...
If you are thinking of hiring a band for your wedding, you want these guys.

Having a live band was one of the few things that we definitely knew we wanted as part of our wedding day. The price difference over a DJ is substantial, and it almost scared us off, but in the end it absolutely was the right call. Weddings are expensive, but don't scrimp on the entertainment, it's one of the things people actually remember.

Dave, Meghan and the whole band put on a phenomenal show. The dance floor was jumping for all three sets, with people from every generation having a blast. Even people who don't like to dance crowded around the dance floor just so they could watch the band. People were coming up to us the whole night saying "this band is amazing!" and friends of ours who were there are now trying to book them for their wedding.

If it fits your budget, get the horns. They obviously add to the sound, but the visual impact is striking as well. Read less
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Derek
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
Parkside Drive was a huge hit at our wedding. We had so many favourable comments from guests. It helped make the evening a real success!

Dave was very patient in helping us get organized, and could not have been nicer. He also took the time to record a version of the song we wanted for our first dance, and learned some new music at our request. (Dave -- you should keep the Leonard Cohen. It was great!) But the real difference was in the show. We were a small (55) crowd, but Parkside Drive kept folks on the dance floor the whole night. They had a great sense of what the crowd wanted to hear, and played a terrific variety of music. Meghan, their lead singer, is phenomenal.

Finally, it seems that we were Parkside Drive's first gay wedding -- but we shouldn't be their last. They were amazing!
Parkside Drive was a huge hit at our wedding. We had so many favourable comments from guests. It helped make the evening a Read more...
Parkside Drive was a huge hit at our wedding. We had so many favourable comments from guests. It helped make the evening a real success!

Dave was very patient in helping us get organized, and could not have been nicer. He also took the time to record a version of the song we wanted for our first dance, and learned some new music at our request. (Dave -- you should keep the Leonard Cohen. It was great!) But the real difference was in the show. We were a small (55) crowd, but Parkside Drive kept folks on the dance floor the whole night. They had a great sense of what the crowd wanted to hear, and played a terrific variety of music. Meghan, their lead singer, is phenomenal.

Finally, it seems that we were Parkside Drive's first gay wedding -- but we shouldn't be their last. They were amazing! Read less
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Justin
Wedding:
8/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Can't say enough good things about these guys. Great musicians, amazing to work with.

They helped make the wedding amazing. All the guests I spoke to said that this was the best music they'd ever heard at a wedding.

They took care of everything for us and were great.

Thanks guys!
Can't say enough good things about these guys. Great musicians, amazing to work with.

They helped make the Read more...
Can't say enough good things about these guys. Great musicians, amazing to work with.

They helped make the wedding amazing. All the guests I spoke to said that this was the best music they'd ever heard at a wedding.

They took care of everything for us and were great.

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Amanda
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Jeff and I wanted to thank you and everyone in the band. You all did an amazing job!! Everyone loved the band and didnt stop asking about you. So thank you again for making out day amazing!
Jeff and Amanda
Jeff and I wanted to thank you and everyone in the band. You all did an amazing job!! Everyone loved the band and didnt Read more...
Jeff and I wanted to thank you and everyone in the band. You all did an amazing job!! Everyone loved the band and didnt stop asking about you. So thank you again for making out day amazing!
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Julia
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
We had a great experience working with Dave and Parkside Drive this past year. From the moment we first saw them we knew that they would do a fantastic job at the wedding, and they didn't disappoint. They set up well before the event, made it easy for us to connect our own music for dinner, came back to the wedding in time for our first dance where they learned a special song just for us and played it acoustically by the lake, then wowed everyone with a fantastic 3 hour set. Their lights and set up were beautiful and they had us dancing all night.
We had a great experience working with Dave and Parkside Drive this past year. From the moment we first saw them we knew Read more...
We had a great experience working with Dave and Parkside Drive this past year. From the moment we first saw them we knew that they would do a fantastic job at the wedding, and they didn't disappoint. They set up well before the event, made it easy for us to connect our own music for dinner, came back to the wedding in time for our first dance where they learned a special song just for us and played it acoustically by the lake, then wowed everyone with a fantastic 3 hour set. Their lights and set up were beautiful and they had us dancing all night. Read less
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Matt
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
We (Christine and Matt :) ) hired Parkside Drive for our wedding on the 16th of August this year. Christine is the live music fan, Matt just wanted to hire a DJ. Without a doubt it was a great decision to go with this band as they not only provided great music, but also a great atmosphere/ environment to have fun in. We could not have been happier and encourage anyone looking to have a great time at a party/wedding/any event to hire this band!
We (Christine and Matt :) ) hired Parkside Drive for our wedding on the 16th of August this year. Christine is the live Read more...
We (Christine and Matt :) ) hired Parkside Drive for our wedding on the 16th of August this year. Christine is the live music fan, Matt just wanted to hire a DJ. Without a doubt it was a great decision to go with this band as they not only provided great music, but also a great atmosphere/ environment to have fun in. We could not have been happier and encourage anyone looking to have a great time at a party/wedding/any event to hire this band! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
8/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Parkside drive was the perfect addition to our wedding day! Every song was perfect and Meghan roamed the dance floor and included all our guests while she was singing.
They allowed some family members to get up with them and play a few tunes which was really special for my husband and I.
Our guests can't stop boasting about how fabulous the band was. What a great night!
Thanks so much!
Jonathan and Lisa Kenny
Parkside drive was the perfect addition to our wedding day! Every song was perfect and Meghan roamed the dance floor and Read more...
Parkside drive was the perfect addition to our wedding day! Every song was perfect and Meghan roamed the dance floor and included all our guests while she was singing.
They allowed some family members to get up with them and play a few tunes which was really special for my husband and I.
Our guests can't stop boasting about how fabulous the band was. What a great night!
Thanks so much!
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Kate
Wedding:
4/4/2014
5.0/5.0
All we wanted for our wedding was a big party and a packed dance floor and Parkside Drive made that happen. Our dancefloor was packed the entire night. Even our parent's friends were dancing well past midnight. Everyone complemented on how great the band was and how they haven't danced that much in a long time. Dave and team were very easy to work with. I wanted to walk down the aisle to an unusual song and they were more than happy to learn both that song and our first wedding dance. Go with this band, you will not be disappointed!
All we wanted for our wedding was a big party and a packed dance floor and Parkside Drive made that happen. Our dancefloor Read more...
All we wanted for our wedding was a big party and a packed dance floor and Parkside Drive made that happen. Our dancefloor was packed the entire night. Even our parent's friends were dancing well past midnight. Everyone complemented on how great the band was and how they haven't danced that much in a long time. Dave and team were very easy to work with. I wanted to walk down the aisle to an unusual song and they were more than happy to learn both that song and our first wedding dance. Go with this band, you will not be disappointed! Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
3/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Parkside Drive was amazing! I can't complain about anything. They learned some new songs for us, some of which were pretty complicated, but I was so impressed with the results. They got along so well with everyone at the wedding. They were all very professional throughout the entire night, but still had fun. I was recommended this band from my husband's cousin, and I would recommend them to everyone I know. I am just waiting for the next time we can have a big party so that we can book this band again!
Parkside Drive was amazing! I can't complain about anything. They learned some new songs for us, some of which were pretty Read more...
Parkside Drive was amazing! I can't complain about anything. They learned some new songs for us, some of which were pretty complicated, but I was so impressed with the results. They got along so well with everyone at the wedding. They were all very professional throughout the entire night, but still had fun. I was recommended this band from my husband's cousin, and I would recommend them to everyone I know. I am just waiting for the next time we can have a big party so that we can book this band again! Read less
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Rachel & Jordan
Wedding:
3/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Parkside Drive is AWESOME! We first saw the band play at a friend’s wedding in July 2013 and loved them, so asked about availability for our Toronto wedding as soon as we got engaged shortly thereafter. Although some of the band members for our wedding were different than the musicians who played our friends’ event, Dave only hires professional, high quality musicians and they were excellent.

Stacey was our lead singer and she rocked it! She has a great voice, and was extremely energetic – she came right onto the dance floor, engaged our guests, and kept the party going until we hit the venue’s curfew. All of the musicians were solid and when the instrumentalists sang lead and backup, they were great too! In our opinion, Parkside Drive is considerably better than other wedding bands because they are very well rehearsed, all transitions are smooth, and they really know how to read the room and play what’s right in each moment.

Aside from sounding fantastic, the band looks like they are having as good a time as all the guests throughout the night. Leading up to the day, the band will help you tailor the entertainment for your wedding reception so it is just right for you. We highly recommend Parkside Drive!
Parkside Drive is AWESOME! We first saw the band play at a friend’s wedding in July 2013 and loved them, so asked about Read more...
Parkside Drive is AWESOME! We first saw the band play at a friend’s wedding in July 2013 and loved them, so asked about availability for our Toronto wedding as soon as we got engaged shortly thereafter. Although some of the band members for our wedding were different than the musicians who played our friends’ event, Dave only hires professional, high quality musicians and they were excellent.

Stacey was our lead singer and she rocked it! She has a great voice, and was extremely energetic – she came right onto the dance floor, engaged our guests, and kept the party going until we hit the venue’s curfew. All of the musicians were solid and when the instrumentalists sang lead and backup, they were great too! In our opinion, Parkside Drive is considerably better than other wedding bands because they are very well rehearsed, all transitions are smooth, and they really know how to read the room and play what’s right in each moment.

Aside from sounding fantastic, the band looks like they are having as good a time as all the guests throughout the night. Leading up to the day, the band will help you tailor the entertainment for your wedding reception so it is just right for you. We highly recommend Parkside Drive! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
As soon as PSD did a little demo show for us, we knew they would be amazing, and they did not disappoint! Our guests danced right til the end of the wedding, and many said this was the best wedding band they'd ever heard. As bride and groom, it was amazing to be able to sit back and watch our guests having so much fun. It was also great how they put together a set list that got everyone dancing, and also suited our tastes, which are a little less mainstream than some. One of the best wedding decisions we made!
As soon as PSD did a little demo show for us, we knew they would be amazing, and they did not disappoint! Our guests Read more...
As soon as PSD did a little demo show for us, we knew they would be amazing, and they did not disappoint! Our guests danced right til the end of the wedding, and many said this was the best wedding band they'd ever heard. As bride and groom, it was amazing to be able to sit back and watch our guests having so much fun. It was also great how they put together a set list that got everyone dancing, and also suited our tastes, which are a little less mainstream than some. One of the best wedding decisions we made! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Everyone loved the band at our wedding.
The ceremony music was beautiful. During cocktail hour we had a jazz quintet playing that created the perfect atmosphere for the hors d'oeuvres.

Parkside Drive was very energetic and rocked the dance party. They truly made the dance floor vibrate. The singer is very unique as she comes and dances with the crowd while singing. Everyone loved that.

They are very talented, fun and accommodating to all our request. I can only highly recommend Parkside Drive. They clearly know how to rock a wedding successfully.
Everyone loved the band at our wedding.
The ceremony music was beautiful. During cocktail hour we had a jazz quintet Read more...
Everyone loved the band at our wedding.
The ceremony music was beautiful. During cocktail hour we had a jazz quintet playing that created the perfect atmosphere for the hors d'oeuvres.

Parkside Drive was very energetic and rocked the dance party. They truly made the dance floor vibrate. The singer is very unique as she comes and dances with the crowd while singing. Everyone loved that.

They are very talented, fun and accommodating to all our request. I can only highly recommend Parkside Drive. They clearly know how to rock a wedding successfully. Read less
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Kaila
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
We knew Parkside Drive was going to be amazing and they didn't disappoint. We loved every minute that they played at our wedding and couldn't have asked for anything more. From the jazz trio during the cocktail hour to the dance party that followed, they were amazing! Dave and the entire band were accommodating, fun and extremely talented. Simply the best wedding band ever! (A sentiment that was echoed by dozens of our guests.) Thank you Parkside Drive for making sure our wedding day rocked!
We knew Parkside Drive was going to be amazing and they didn't disappoint. We loved every minute that they played at our Read more...
We knew Parkside Drive was going to be amazing and they didn't disappoint. We loved every minute that they played at our wedding and couldn't have asked for anything more. From the jazz trio during the cocktail hour to the dance party that followed, they were amazing! Dave and the entire band were accommodating, fun and extremely talented. Simply the best wedding band ever! (A sentiment that was echoed by dozens of our guests.) Thank you Parkside Drive for making sure our wedding day rocked! Read less
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Joel
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
We hired Parkside Drive based on online reviews and Youtube videos after communications with another Toronto band went silent. It was one of the best decisions about our wedding that we made. Parkside Drive was prompt in returning emails and very open to meeting times and locations. They were extremely professional prior to, and on the day of, our wedding. We also had a DJ for our wedding, and the two worked cohesively and professionally together, putting forth a flawless night of entertainment.

Their electrifying performance was one of the highlights of our wedding and we are still receiving praises on how energetic and talented Parkside Drive was on our wedding day. As an example, I have been to and bartended at many weddings and have never seen the lead singer interact with the wedding guests on the dance floor while singing, which is what happened at our wedding. It really set an amazing atmosphere for the dance floor.

We highly recommend this band for your wedding.
We hired Parkside Drive based on online reviews and Youtube videos after communications with another Toronto band went Read more...
We hired Parkside Drive based on online reviews and Youtube videos after communications with another Toronto band went silent. It was one of the best decisions about our wedding that we made. Parkside Drive was prompt in returning emails and very open to meeting times and locations. They were extremely professional prior to, and on the day of, our wedding. We also had a DJ for our wedding, and the two worked cohesively and professionally together, putting forth a flawless night of entertainment.

Their electrifying performance was one of the highlights of our wedding and we are still receiving praises on how energetic and talented Parkside Drive was on our wedding day. As an example, I have been to and bartended at many weddings and have never seen the lead singer interact with the wedding guests on the dance floor while singing, which is what happened at our wedding. It really set an amazing atmosphere for the dance floor.

We highly recommend this band for your wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We would like to express sincere appreciation for everything Dave & Parkside Drive did to make our wedding day so amazing. Throughout the whole experience, Dave has consistently gone above and beyond to make our day special, and the band exceeded all of our expectations. The dance floor was full all night, and I received nothing but compliments for the performances.

My wife was so happy when Dave remixed her father/daughter dance medley, and it all went off without a hitch. Our first dance was better than we ever could have imagined, and there are truly no words to properly convey our gratitude for you accommodating our request.

Thanks again, Dave. Please pass along our gratitude to the rest of the band as well. We all had so much fun.
We would like to express sincere appreciation for everything Dave & Parkside Drive did to make our wedding day so amazing. Read more...
We would like to express sincere appreciation for everything Dave & Parkside Drive did to make our wedding day so amazing. Throughout the whole experience, Dave has consistently gone above and beyond to make our day special, and the band exceeded all of our expectations. The dance floor was full all night, and I received nothing but compliments for the performances.

My wife was so happy when Dave remixed her father/daughter dance medley, and it all went off without a hitch. Our first dance was better than we ever could have imagined, and there are truly no words to properly convey our gratitude for you accommodating our request.

Thanks again, Dave. Please pass along our gratitude to the rest of the band as well. We all had so much fun. Read less
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Dana
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Parkside Drive was AMAZING! They kept everyone happy and dancing all night long. We got a lot of compliments about the music from guests.

Dave was great to work with leading up to the wedding. He always promptly responded to emails and was extremely organized.

I would definitely recommend Parkside Drive to any couple looking for a super fun dance party!
Parkside Drive was AMAZING! They kept everyone happy and dancing all night long. We got a lot of compliments about the Read more...
Parkside Drive was AMAZING! They kept everyone happy and dancing all night long. We got a lot of compliments about the music from guests.

Dave was great to work with leading up to the wedding. He always promptly responded to emails and was extremely organized.

I would definitely recommend Parkside Drive to any couple looking for a super fun dance party! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
7/5/2013
5.0/5.0
We were so thrilled with how Parkside Drive performed at our wedding last week! We had very high expectations, which were exceeded. Right from the moment we heard the band warming up before the ceremony, it was clear they were going to be amazing. The ceremony music was just perfect and made us so happy, and we got lots of compliments on the jazz trio.

We couldn't have asked for a better dance party. Pretty much every guest has commented on how awesome the band was. The repertoire, the transitions, and the energy were all we could have wanted. One guest noted that by the third song of the first dance set, there wasn't a single person sitting at their table. We had so much fun at our wedding, and it was largely because of the music!
We were so thrilled with how Parkside Drive performed at our wedding last week! We had very high expectations, which were Read more...
We were so thrilled with how Parkside Drive performed at our wedding last week! We had very high expectations, which were exceeded. Right from the moment we heard the band warming up before the ceremony, it was clear they were going to be amazing. The ceremony music was just perfect and made us so happy, and we got lots of compliments on the jazz trio.

We couldn't have asked for a better dance party. Pretty much every guest has commented on how awesome the band was. The repertoire, the transitions, and the energy were all we could have wanted. One guest noted that by the third song of the first dance set, there wasn't a single person sitting at their table. We had so much fun at our wedding, and it was largely because of the music! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Dave, the band leader, was super easy to work with - we exchanged many e-mails prior to the event, and he was always quick to respond. He was open to our ideas, and provided helpful suggestions as well.

Parkside Drive provided us with their Dance package, and Meghan & the band blew us all away with their energetic renditions. Our guests danced until the very end, and afterwards were sad that it was over - it was an unforgettable night!

For our budget, this was a splurge - but it was absolutely worth every penny.
Dave, the band leader, was super easy to work with - we exchanged many e-mails prior to the event, and he was always quick Read more...
Dave, the band leader, was super easy to work with - we exchanged many e-mails prior to the event, and he was always quick to respond. He was open to our ideas, and provided helpful suggestions as well.

Parkside Drive provided us with their Dance package, and Meghan & the band blew us all away with their energetic renditions. Our guests danced until the very end, and afterwards were sad that it was over - it was an unforgettable night!

For our budget, this was a splurge - but it was absolutely worth every penny. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
12/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Parkside Drive is an amazing band!!! If you want to ensure a great party at your Wedding, honestly do yourself a favour and lock down this band. David is incredibly professional and will spend quality time with you prior to the wedding to get a solid understanding of the types of music you want to them to play. They will even learn a few new tunes if timing allows! Not only did they play amazing music the entire night - they strategically performed specific sets that got people up and moving from the minute they started to play - Funk/Soul/Oldies/Rock/Top 40/Etc...
The lead singer even got down and was singing in the crowd...dancing with everyone. The energy was incredible. Our family and friends are still talking about it.
Great band. Incredibly professional (it is their business!). Guaranteed party!

Thanks Parkside Drive...we'll be seeing you at your next show in T.O.!
Parkside Drive is an amazing band!!! If you want to ensure a great party at your Wedding, honestly do yourself a favour Read more...
Parkside Drive is an amazing band!!! If you want to ensure a great party at your Wedding, honestly do yourself a favour and lock down this band. David is incredibly professional and will spend quality time with you prior to the wedding to get a solid understanding of the types of music you want to them to play. They will even learn a few new tunes if timing allows! Not only did they play amazing music the entire night - they strategically performed specific sets that got people up and moving from the minute they started to play - Funk/Soul/Oldies/Rock/Top 40/Etc...
The lead singer even got down and was singing in the crowd...dancing with everyone. The energy was incredible. Our family and friends are still talking about it.
Great band. Incredibly professional (it is their business!). Guaranteed party!

Thanks Parkside Drive...we'll be seeing you at your next show in T.O.! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Parkside Drive was nothing short of amazing from the moment I contacted them. Within minutes of sending an email to get more info on the band, David Barnes called me. That responsiveness continued even after our wedding (Dave thanked us for selecting them!). From the outset, my husband and I loved how youthful the band is compared to so many other wedding bands! We wanted a fun band that would keep our guests dancing all night. They did not disappoint us! The lead singer Megan even sang and danced right next to us (which everyone loved). Parkside Drive is comprised of an undeniably amazing group of musicians, and to top it off, they are remarkably professional. Our family and friends are STILL talking about the band two months after our wedding! Book this band! It's the best choice you can make!
Parkside Drive was nothing short of amazing from the moment I contacted them. Within minutes of sending an email to get Read more...
Parkside Drive was nothing short of amazing from the moment I contacted them. Within minutes of sending an email to get more info on the band, David Barnes called me. That responsiveness continued even after our wedding (Dave thanked us for selecting them!). From the outset, my husband and I loved how youthful the band is compared to so many other wedding bands! We wanted a fun band that would keep our guests dancing all night. They did not disappoint us! The lead singer Megan even sang and danced right next to us (which everyone loved). Parkside Drive is comprised of an undeniably amazing group of musicians, and to top it off, they are remarkably professional. Our family and friends are STILL talking about the band two months after our wedding! Book this band! It's the best choice you can make! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Ian
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Parkside Drive is an awesome, talented band that really got everyone up on the dance floor and having a blast. I would recommend them to anyone looking to have a real shaker of a wedding.
Parkside Drive is an awesome, talented band that really got everyone up on the dance floor and having a blast. I would Read more...
Parkside Drive is an awesome, talented band that really got everyone up on the dance floor and having a blast. I would recommend them to anyone looking to have a real shaker of a wedding. Read less
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Caileigh and Matt
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Parkside Drive was outstanding! Many people at our wedding asked us " Where did you find this band, they are amazing?" The band made the night, it was the cherry on top to our perfect evening. They were professional, very accommodating, and extremely engaging. I would highly recommend Parkside Drive to anyone looking for the perfect wedding Band.
Parkside Drive was outstanding! Many people at our wedding asked us " Where did you find this band, they are amazing?" The Read more...
Parkside Drive was outstanding! Many people at our wedding asked us " Where did you find this band, they are amazing?" The band made the night, it was the cherry on top to our perfect evening. They were professional, very accommodating, and extremely engaging. I would highly recommend Parkside Drive to anyone looking for the perfect wedding Band. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Dave was an absolute professional. The band was flexible and accomodating with all of our requests. They have a great energy about them and had a very contemporary repertoire. During the ceremony, they were very responsive to the feel of the crowd and played music to fit the audience. We had a flawless experience with them! Highly recommended!
Dave was an absolute professional. The band was flexible and accomodating with all of our requests. They have a great Read more...
Dave was an absolute professional. The band was flexible and accomodating with all of our requests. They have a great energy about them and had a very contemporary repertoire. During the ceremony, they were very responsive to the feel of the crowd and played music to fit the audience. We had a flawless experience with them! Highly recommended! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Tamara
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Parkside Drive was by far the highlight of our wedding. From start to finish they were an absolute pleasure to deal with. They were so organized and always got back to us quickly when in the planning stages. On the day of the wedding, the ceremony, cocktails, and after dinner dancing were executed flawlessly. We are so thankful to have had Parkside Drive be such an important part of our big day. All of our friends and family could not stop talking about how great all the music was. We danced the night away and would recommend them to anyone having a wedding looking for an amazing party!
Parkside Drive was by far the highlight of our wedding. From start to finish they were an absolute pleasure to deal with. Read more...
Parkside Drive was by far the highlight of our wedding. From start to finish they were an absolute pleasure to deal with. They were so organized and always got back to us quickly when in the planning stages. On the day of the wedding, the ceremony, cocktails, and after dinner dancing were executed flawlessly. We are so thankful to have had Parkside Drive be such an important part of our big day. All of our friends and family could not stop talking about how great all the music was. We danced the night away and would recommend them to anyone having a wedding looking for an amazing party! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Mike
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Fantastic band and so easy to work with. They truly made it a memorable night.
Fantastic band and so easy to work with. They truly made it a memorable night.
Fantastic band and so easy to work with. They truly made it a memorable night. Read less
Services Used: Band
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jamiegirl+boy
Wedding:
11/19/2011
5.0/5.0
I cannot imagine our wedding without Parkside Drive. These guys were impressive from start to finish - they were professional and easy to deal with, and seamlessly set the music for our day, from the ceremony all the way to the dance floor. They have an AMAZING repertoire of songs - everything from old classics that our parents would appreciate, to the latest popular hits. They bring an energy to the room and know how to get people on the dancefloor. We especially loved when their lead singer was down on the dance floor, singing amongst us - very cool. We received a ton of compliments from our guests and have reommended them over and over again. They make us want to get married all over again! Thank you Parkside Drive!
I cannot imagine our wedding without Parkside Drive. These guys were impressive from start to finish - they were Read more...
I cannot imagine our wedding without Parkside Drive. These guys were impressive from start to finish - they were professional and easy to deal with, and seamlessly set the music for our day, from the ceremony all the way to the dance floor. They have an AMAZING repertoire of songs - everything from old classics that our parents would appreciate, to the latest popular hits. They bring an energy to the room and know how to get people on the dancefloor. We especially loved when their lead singer was down on the dance floor, singing amongst us - very cool. We received a ton of compliments from our guests and have reommended them over and over again. They make us want to get married all over again! Thank you Parkside Drive! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Matt and Sheena
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
I just wanted to tell you how amazing your performance and everything was at our wedding.

The songs were great and so very engaging to the entire audience. You and your band have been great to deal with from the planning stages, repertoire, financial - right down to the wedding day.

I can't thank you and the band enough for playing the extra songs when the audience was calling for them. It really ended the night perfectly.

People at my wedding have told me that they will be considering Parkside Drive's bands for their wedding entertainment in the future. I told them that this is a great idea. Please let me if you are ever in need of a reference or if you would like a glowing testimonial for your website, etc - please don't hesitate!

It has been great working with you through all of this, you really made this a stress-free part of the wedding preparation and your performance was killer!
I just wanted to tell you how amazing your performance and everything was at our wedding.

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I just wanted to tell you how amazing your performance and everything was at our wedding.

The songs were great and so very engaging to the entire audience. You and your band have been great to deal with from the planning stages, repertoire, financial - right down to the wedding day.

I can't thank you and the band enough for playing the extra songs when the audience was calling for them. It really ended the night perfectly.

People at my wedding have told me that they will be considering Parkside Drive's bands for their wedding entertainment in the future. I told them that this is a great idea. Please let me if you are ever in need of a reference or if you would like a glowing testimonial for your website, etc - please don't hesitate!

It has been great working with you through all of this, you really made this a stress-free part of the wedding preparation and your performance was killer! Read less
Services Used: Band
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ScottC
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Dear Parkside Drive

We have internet at our hotel in Honolulu (just woke up on our first day!) and wanted to send you a quick note to thank you SO much for playing at our wedding!

The Parkside Drive bands MADE the ceremony and reception absolutely amazing!!! Everyone had so much fun and we heard nothing but wonderful things about your performance! We both have quite a few friends who are engaged too and getting married in the next year so hopefully you get some referrals!

Anyways, thanks again and we'll send you some pictures of the dancing and the band when we get them back from the photographer.

Heather and Scott
Sept 3rd, 2011
Dear Parkside Drive

We have internet at our hotel in Honolulu (just woke up on our first day!) and wanted to send Read more...
Dear Parkside Drive

We have internet at our hotel in Honolulu (just woke up on our first day!) and wanted to send you a quick note to thank you SO much for playing at our wedding!

The Parkside Drive bands MADE the ceremony and reception absolutely amazing!!! Everyone had so much fun and we heard nothing but wonderful things about your performance! We both have quite a few friends who are engaged too and getting married in the next year so hopefully you get some referrals!

Anyways, thanks again and we'll send you some pictures of the dancing and the band when we get them back from the photographer.

Heather and Scott
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NewlyWed
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
I just want to say that we had Parkside Drive as our wedding band and they were absolutely AMAZING!!! I saw them play at a venue in Toronto and I was so blown away with their performance that I decided to book them for our wedding. This band was extremely professional, organized, considerate of our music requests and really knows how to get people dancing (even those guests that don't normally get up and dance). The whole process was made incredibly easy due to their experience and attention to detail. I didn't have to worry or do anything, they did it all! I still have people asking me for the name of the band so that they can book them for their weddings/private events. Thanks for making our wedding such a great night!
I just want to say that we had Parkside Drive as our wedding band and they were absolutely AMAZING!!! I saw them play at a Read more...
I just want to say that we had Parkside Drive as our wedding band and they were absolutely AMAZING!!! I saw them play at a venue in Toronto and I was so blown away with their performance that I decided to book them for our wedding. This band was extremely professional, organized, considerate of our music requests and really knows how to get people dancing (even those guests that don't normally get up and dance). The whole process was made incredibly easy due to their experience and attention to detail. I didn't have to worry or do anything, they did it all! I still have people asking me for the name of the band so that they can book them for their weddings/private events. Thanks for making our wedding such a great night! Read less
Services Used: Band
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CBertino
Wedding:
8/5/2011
5.0/5.0
What a weekend! I bet you guys were spent and it sounded like it was going to keep on going for you all week. Carrielyn and I cannot thank you enough for making our wedding such a memorable occasion. I want to let you know that we already got one request for you guys and will be putting all your info out there via Facebook as we get back pictures and videos.

Carrielyn & Greg Bertino
Married August 5th, 2011
Bristol Harbour Canandaigua
What a weekend! I bet you guys were spent and it sounded like it was going to keep on going for you all week. Carrielyn Read more...
What a weekend! I bet you guys were spent and it sounded like it was going to keep on going for you all week. Carrielyn and I cannot thank you enough for making our wedding such a memorable occasion. I want to let you know that we already got one request for you guys and will be putting all your info out there via Facebook as we get back pictures and videos.

Carrielyn & Greg Bertino
Married August 5th, 2011
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cj
Wedding:
6/21/2014
4.9/5.0
"As firm believers that the Band can truly make (or break) a wedding - we can honestly say that ours was MADE PHENOMENAL thanks to Parkside Drive! Dave, a huge thanks for being incredibly easy/professional to work with and to the whole band for bringing the house down and blowing away all expectations. We cannot recommend a Wedding Band more highly..."

- Elise & CJ Gaffney | Married: June 21st 2014 | Oswego, NY
"As firm believers that the Band can truly make (or break) a wedding - we can honestly say that ours was MADE PHENOMENAL Read more...
"As firm believers that the Band can truly make (or break) a wedding - we can honestly say that ours was MADE PHENOMENAL thanks to Parkside Drive! Dave, a huge thanks for being incredibly easy/professional to work with and to the whole band for bringing the house down and blowing away all expectations. We cannot recommend a Wedding Band more highly..."

- Elise & CJ Gaffney | Married: June 21st 2014 | Oswego, NY Read less
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Sylvia
Wedding:
2/16/2014
4.9/5.0
Parkside Drive was the perfect band!!! They rocked the dance floor all night... it was a non-stop dance party :) They even played my favorite song for me, even though it wasn't on their repitore, on a very short notice. Just incredible!
Parkside Drive was the perfect band!!! They rocked the dance floor all night... it was a non-stop dance party :) They even Read more...
Parkside Drive was the perfect band!!! They rocked the dance floor all night... it was a non-stop dance party :) They even played my favorite song for me, even though it wasn't on their repitore, on a very short notice. Just incredible! Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
6/1/2013
4.9/5.0
Everyone was very, very impressed with the entertainment. They provided dinner DJ service and the music was tasteful and quite suited to the theme of the affair. But the real treat came when the band started playing. For the next 3.5 hours our dance floor was fully-packed, everyone was having fun, and the feeling was electric. We got a lot of tremendous feedback from our guests they loved the fact that the band plays music everyone can dance to, is familiar with. Even people that never dance at weddings told me they couldn't help themself. The singer gets out on the dance-floor and gets people moving and people really responded to that - and of course it does not affect her amazing singing. Barely any breaks between songs, each song leads into the next and we love the up-tempo. There is of course just the right mix of slow-dance songs as well.

I would recommend this band for any affair especially a wedding and even check out a live public performance - they get people dancing there too!
Everyone was very, very impressed with the entertainment. They provided dinner DJ service and the music was tasteful and Read more...
Everyone was very, very impressed with the entertainment. They provided dinner DJ service and the music was tasteful and quite suited to the theme of the affair. But the real treat came when the band started playing. For the next 3.5 hours our dance floor was fully-packed, everyone was having fun, and the feeling was electric. We got a lot of tremendous feedback from our guests they loved the fact that the band plays music everyone can dance to, is familiar with. Even people that never dance at weddings told me they couldn't help themself. The singer gets out on the dance-floor and gets people moving and people really responded to that - and of course it does not affect her amazing singing. Barely any breaks between songs, each song leads into the next and we love the up-tempo. There is of course just the right mix of slow-dance songs as well.

I would recommend this band for any affair especially a wedding and even check out a live public performance - they get people dancing there too! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Wow, this band was everything we thought they would be. A friend of mine mentioned them to us for our wedding. We first watched them at a local bar and right away we knew they were for us. They have a vast amount of songs and perform them with ease.
This band was extremely professional and were really accommodating. Although we were running a bit late, they were set up on time and ready to start the party. They had everyone on their feet all night, just look through our photos (July 19, 2014). Even during their break times, the mix of music they played from their laptop still had everyone dancing like hooligans.

Parkside Drive definitely brought a lot of energy that truly made our wedding experience one to remember.
Wow, this band was everything we thought they would be. A friend of mine mentioned them to us for our wedding. We first Read more...
Wow, this band was everything we thought they would be. A friend of mine mentioned them to us for our wedding. We first watched them at a local bar and right away we knew they were for us. They have a vast amount of songs and perform them with ease.
This band was extremely professional and were really accommodating. Although we were running a bit late, they were set up on time and ready to start the party. They had everyone on their feet all night, just look through our photos (July 19, 2014). Even during their break times, the mix of music they played from their laptop still had everyone dancing like hooligans.

Parkside Drive definitely brought a lot of energy that truly made our wedding experience one to remember. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/19/2013
4.7/5.0
Our guests are still raving about Parkside Drive, even though a month has passed now since our wedding. They were outstanding! Their lead singer, Megan, was amazing in the way she constantly got onto the dance floor with our guests and was right in the middle of the dance party, having a blast. Our guests loved her! Our first dance, mother/son and father/daughter songs were not a part of the bands repertoire but Dave Barnes assured us that band would learn these for our big day, and did they ever, the songs all sounded great! We can't thank this band enough for making the atmosphere of our wedding reception so much fun and a memorable night for us and all of our guests! We'll be talking about them for years to come! Thanks David, Megan and Parkside Drive!
Our guests are still raving about Parkside Drive, even though a month has passed now since our wedding. They were Read more...
Our guests are still raving about Parkside Drive, even though a month has passed now since our wedding. They were outstanding! Their lead singer, Megan, was amazing in the way she constantly got onto the dance floor with our guests and was right in the middle of the dance party, having a blast. Our guests loved her! Our first dance, mother/son and father/daughter songs were not a part of the bands repertoire but Dave Barnes assured us that band would learn these for our big day, and did they ever, the songs all sounded great! We can't thank this band enough for making the atmosphere of our wedding reception so much fun and a memorable night for us and all of our guests! We'll be talking about them for years to come! Thanks David, Megan and Parkside Drive! Read less
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