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Rare Form Band LLC

Boston , MA
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Boston, MA 02201 US (map)

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603-635-9861

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ABOUT US

WeddingWire Bride's Choice Awards 2013 Winner.

Winner of "Top 5 Boston's A list Wedding Bands for 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011"

Rare Form is one of New England's... Read more
WeddingWire Bride's Choice Awards™ 2013 Winner.

Winner of "Top 5 Boston's A list Wedding Bands for 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011"

Rare Form is one of New England's premier and most sought after bands.

Rare Form has performed at hundreds of events, creating memorable wedding receptions all over New England. Each event is special, and your wedding reception will be given the care and attention it deserves to make it a once-in-a-lifetime event!Donna will be there to help you with any questions you may have along the way.

It’s your day. Each wedding is planned with Donna around what each bride and groom want. Want us to stick to a list of songs or musical styles that you provide? Want us to not play the chicken dance no matter how much Aunt Dolly requests it? Want your fiance to play drums with the band and have Aunt Dolly sing? No problem; we are completely accommodating to any requests you may have of us.

We truly enjoy performing together and playing to the very best of our abilities every time. We love it when everyone dances, even Aunt Mary who NEVER dances! That's our job: to make sure everyone has a wonderful time and remembers this event forever. Relax its your day and we will do the rest!


We are an eight-piece band featuring two talented, fun loving lead vocalists: Mike and Gigi. Saxophone, trumpet, keyboards, guitar, drums, and bass round out the lineup. The talented musicians in this band allow us to perform music spanning many genres and decades. See our Song List:

Choosing Rare Form guarantees you the quality live performance you expect from an outstanding group of professional entertainers - every time! Read less
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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Large (6+ musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Rock, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
Black suits and ties for the guys, Gigi will wear a dress.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
You can listen to mp3s on our Audio page and you can watch our video on our Video page.
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
Yes, we prefer to play special dance songs live. Or, if you prefer, we can play the CD of the actual artist for you to dance to.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
One to two hours.
How much space do you usually require?
We have fit into very small spaces, but would ideally like A 12x20 area.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
We bring lighting on two stands, one to go on either side of the band. The lighting is meant to accentuate the band area only.
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
Steve, the music director, performs all emcee duties. This usually includes introducing the bridal party, announcing the first dance, introducing the toasts, etc.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
Getting your guests to the dance floor and keeping them there is Steve's number one goal. Having performed at so many weddings in the past, Steve knows which songs to pick to get people on the dance floor. Once the dancing has started, Steve continues to read the crowd and keep the dance floor hopping. Every wedding is different and if you read our reviews you will see that Steve knows what songs to play to keep YOUR dance floor full!
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We take a 20 minute dinner break once the main course is served. We then take a second 10 minute break later in the night depending on the flow of your wedding.
Do you play recorded music during your break?
Yes. You can put together your own custom playlist on an Mp3 player or give us a list of songs you want played during the breaks. Or you can rely on Steve to put together a great mix to "DJ" the breaks.

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
There are not enough great things to say about Rare Form! My wife and I hired them to play for our wedding and they were fantastic! When we started to look at entertainment options we knew we wanted a live band and we knew we wanted a live band that would play music everyone knew and loved and could relax and have a great time with. We first heard them play at a showcase event and they impressed us from the start. The group was in-tune, they had a great line up and they easily changed gears. Fast forward to the event and they were even more amazing. Our guests had a great time and keep telling us how great the band was and how much fun they had with the music selection. The band really connected well with the audience and had as much fun performing as everyone else did dancing and listening. I should also add that Rare Form's musicians also provided the music for our ceremony and they did a wonderful job performing some great classical pieces. All throughout our planning process they were very easy to work with and always very professional. I wouldn't hesitate to hire them again or recommend them to anyone looking for a great live band that can provide a wide variety of quality music.
There are not enough great things to say about Rare Form! My wife and I hired them to play for our wedding and they were Read more...
There are not enough great things to say about Rare Form! My wife and I hired them to play for our wedding and they were fantastic! When we started to look at entertainment options we knew we wanted a live band and we knew we wanted a live band that would play music everyone knew and loved and could relax and have a great time with. We first heard them play at a showcase event and they impressed us from the start. The group was in-tune, they had a great line up and they easily changed gears. Fast forward to the event and they were even more amazing. Our guests had a great time and keep telling us how great the band was and how much fun they had with the music selection. The band really connected well with the audience and had as much fun performing as everyone else did dancing and listening. I should also add that Rare Form's musicians also provided the music for our ceremony and they did a wonderful job performing some great classical pieces. All throughout our planning process they were very easy to work with and always very professional. I wouldn't hesitate to hire them again or recommend them to anyone looking for a great live band that can provide a wide variety of quality music. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Rare Form provided amazing music for our wedding reception!! They are such a versatile band who can sing it all!! They went above and beyond to learn our first dance song and they did it perfectly! Guests are still talking about how great Rare Form was. Thank you!!
Rare Form provided amazing music for our wedding reception!! They are such a versatile band who can sing it all!! They Read more...
Rare Form provided amazing music for our wedding reception!! They are such a versatile band who can sing it all!! They went above and beyond to learn our first dance song and they did it perfectly! Guests are still talking about how great Rare Form was. Thank you!! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Rachel
Wedding:
8/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Rare Form performed at my wedding this past August, it was the best band! The wedding guests were dancing before the dinner was served and the floor was full all night! They also did the ceremony and cocktail hour which was spectacular! The band is easy to work with and will make sure to learn songs that are important to you! If I could I would hire them once a month for a big bash because they were that good! Hope to see them perform again soon!
Rare Form performed at my wedding this past August, it was the best band! The wedding guests were dancing before the Read more...
Rare Form performed at my wedding this past August, it was the best band! The wedding guests were dancing before the dinner was served and the floor was full all night! They also did the ceremony and cocktail hour which was spectacular! The band is easy to work with and will make sure to learn songs that are important to you! If I could I would hire them once a month for a big bash because they were that good! Hope to see them perform again soon! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Kathryn
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
I originally experienced Rare Form at my brother's wedding in 2011 and was blown away by their performance. I knew right then and there that I wanted them at my wedding. I saw them again at my brother's sister-in-law's wedding in 2013 and they were just as I remembered! So fun! Well, when the time came to pick my wedding music, it was a no-brainer - I contacted Rare Form right away!

If you are looking for a wedding band that will get everyone onto the dance floor, Rare Form is the band! I had shy family members who never dance and they were tearing up the dance floor! It was great! The variety of music that Rare Form played struck a chord (no pun intended - or was it?) with everyone, from me and my 20-something-year-old friends to my 83-year-old great aunts. There was something for everyone.

I also had Jon Abrams, the band's keyboardist, play my ceremony music along with a cellist that he had previously worked with. They were fantastic!

Donna, the band's manager, was a pleasure to work with. She's very responsive and makes sure every detail of your day's music is communicated clearly so you won't stress!

I HIGHLY recommend Rare Form! You won't regret it!
I originally experienced Rare Form at my brother's wedding in 2011 and was blown away by their performance. I knew right Read more...
I originally experienced Rare Form at my brother's wedding in 2011 and was blown away by their performance. I knew right then and there that I wanted them at my wedding. I saw them again at my brother's sister-in-law's wedding in 2013 and they were just as I remembered! So fun! Well, when the time came to pick my wedding music, it was a no-brainer - I contacted Rare Form right away!

If you are looking for a wedding band that will get everyone onto the dance floor, Rare Form is the band! I had shy family members who never dance and they were tearing up the dance floor! It was great! The variety of music that Rare Form played struck a chord (no pun intended - or was it?) with everyone, from me and my 20-something-year-old friends to my 83-year-old great aunts. There was something for everyone.

I also had Jon Abrams, the band's keyboardist, play my ceremony music along with a cellist that he had previously worked with. They were fantastic!

Donna, the band's manager, was a pleasure to work with. She's very responsive and makes sure every detail of your day's music is communicated clearly so you won't stress!

I HIGHLY recommend Rare Form! You won't regret it! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rare Form played at my brother's wedding years ago and people raved about how great the band was! When it came to my own wedding this past summer, I had no interest in exploring other bands. I contacted Donna the band manager, and reserved Rare Form. They are professional and fun. The band is more than willing to learn special requests...which we really enjoyed! There was a moment at the wedding when I wasn't sure whether an artist's original recording was playing or the band, only to turn and see that is was the band! I highly recommend Rare Form!
Rare Form played at my brother's wedding years ago and people raved about how great the band was! When it came to my own Read more...
Rare Form played at my brother's wedding years ago and people raved about how great the band was! When it came to my own wedding this past summer, I had no interest in exploring other bands. I contacted Donna the band manager, and reserved Rare Form. They are professional and fun. The band is more than willing to learn special requests...which we really enjoyed! There was a moment at the wedding when I wasn't sure whether an artist's original recording was playing or the band, only to turn and see that is was the band! I highly recommend Rare Form! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Steven
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Rare Form Band made our wedding. I am a harsh critic of bands because of my taste in music and honestly my wife and I and all of our guests were absolutely amazed by how talented and professional Rare Form band is. We have gone to about 10 high end weddings amongst our friends over the past year and we were consistently told by our guests that was the best wedding they have ever been to. The band made the wedding. People danced from the mother son dance until the venue kicked us out. The lead singer has a an incredible Barry White voice and throws sarcasm and tweaks to the music out at the perfect times. They also unexpectedly played my wife and I's first dance song and also unexpectedly played ice ice baby when my mom and I danced to it during our first dance. At the end of the night, Steve the lead guitarist played the most incredible guitar solo to turn the venue into a Van Morrison concert. This band is a true collection of extremely talented musicians that will turn your wedding into a night you will never forget.
Rare Form Band made our wedding. I am a harsh critic of bands because of my taste in music and honestly my wife and I and Read more...
Rare Form Band made our wedding. I am a harsh critic of bands because of my taste in music and honestly my wife and I and all of our guests were absolutely amazed by how talented and professional Rare Form band is. We have gone to about 10 high end weddings amongst our friends over the past year and we were consistently told by our guests that was the best wedding they have ever been to. The band made the wedding. People danced from the mother son dance until the venue kicked us out. The lead singer has a an incredible Barry White voice and throws sarcasm and tweaks to the music out at the perfect times. They also unexpectedly played my wife and I's first dance song and also unexpectedly played ice ice baby when my mom and I danced to it during our first dance. At the end of the night, Steve the lead guitarist played the most incredible guitar solo to turn the venue into a Van Morrison concert. This band is a true collection of extremely talented musicians that will turn your wedding into a night you will never forget. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Sarah
Wedding:
7/27/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding July 2014 and Rare Form was amazing!!! We didn't have a well-known first dance song and they learned it and preformed it perfectly. They had all 150 guests (all different ages) dancing the night away! We still get complements on how great Rare Form was and have had some of our guest refer them to their friend for future weddings. They truly made our wedding memorable and fun for everyone. We sang and danced the night away, it was unforgettable!!!!
We had our wedding July 2014 and Rare Form was amazing!!! We didn't have a well-known first dance song and they learned it Read more...
We had our wedding July 2014 and Rare Form was amazing!!! We didn't have a well-known first dance song and they learned it and preformed it perfectly. They had all 150 guests (all different ages) dancing the night away! We still get complements on how great Rare Form was and have had some of our guest refer them to their friend for future weddings. They truly made our wedding memorable and fun for everyone. We sang and danced the night away, it was unforgettable!!!! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Kevin
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
We could not have been happier with the Rare Form .Band. They kept the dance floor packed, played every song we requested and MADE our daughters wedding a night everyone remembers. Even the venue people remarked what a fun wedding it was. We still receive calls and coments about what a great and enjoyable wedding we hoasted. Cannoy say enough about the R F Band...a must!.
We could not have been happier with the Rare Form .Band. They kept the dance floor packed, played every song we requested Read more...
We could not have been happier with the Rare Form .Band. They kept the dance floor packed, played every song we requested and MADE our daughters wedding a night everyone remembers. Even the venue people remarked what a fun wedding it was. We still receive calls and coments about what a great and enjoyable wedding we hoasted. Cannoy say enough about the R F Band...a must!. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Sarah
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Everyone told us our wedding was literally the best wedding they've ever been to because Rare Form was amazing!! They play such a variety of music that we had people of all ages dancing on the floor all night long!
Everyone told us our wedding was literally the best wedding they've ever been to because Rare Form was amazing!! They play Read more...
Everyone told us our wedding was literally the best wedding they've ever been to because Rare Form was amazing!! They play such a variety of music that we had people of all ages dancing on the floor all night long! Read less
Services Used: Band
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James
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Rare Form was,...without a doubt the best wedding band we have ever seen/heard/danced too, etc. They made our wedding reception an incredibly fun event. They performed a broad range of songs and had an incredible capacity to pull it off with a crazy bunch of people of all ages.
Rare Form was,...without a doubt the best wedding band we have ever seen/heard/danced too, etc. They made our wedding Read more...
Rare Form was,...without a doubt the best wedding band we have ever seen/heard/danced too, etc. They made our wedding reception an incredibly fun event. They performed a broad range of songs and had an incredible capacity to pull it off with a crazy bunch of people of all ages. Read less
Services Used: Band

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