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Ripcord

Boston , MA
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Boston, MA 02114 US (map)

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617-861-7430

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ABOUT US

Ripcord is comprised of Boston-based musicians who have played together in various cover, wedding and original bands over the past decade. This experience enables the group to... Read more
Ripcord is comprised of Boston-based musicians who have played together in various cover, wedding and original bands over the past decade. This experience enables the group to consistently deliver a perfect blend of hits from all genres; jazz standards, funk, R&B, soul, top 40, country, classic & modern rock… even that new indie tune you just heard on the radio. Ripcord's diversity is impressive; however, it'll likely be the remarkable accuracy, energy, and feel with which they perform that will blow you away.?

Most couples select either our 6piece or 8piece lineup; however, other specific configurations are always an option. At minimum, our standard instrumentation includes: female and male lead vocals, guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards/synth; our 8piece also features added saxophone and trumpet. Please inquire about Ripcord’s discounted 8piece all-inclusive bundle, which also includes soloists for both your ceremony and cocktail hour!

Ripcord's musicians are also adept at providing music of all styles for both ceremonies and cocktail hours. Our couples have the option of selecting an instrumental soloist of their choice or compiling larger ensembles from the instrumentation contracted for the wedding reception (i.e.- adding horns to the reception band would expand duo/trio/quartet options for ceremonies and/or cocktail hours). Please inquire for more details, as we offer a ton of customization! Read less
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Are you an agency or a band?
Band
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
7+
What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?
Acoustic, Big Band, Blues, Caribbean, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, International, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B/Soul, Reggae, Rock, Swing
What music services do you provide?
Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Karaoke Services, Learning New Songs, Liability Insurance, MC, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Vocals, Willing to Travel
What items are available?
Lighting, Microphones, Sound/PA System

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
This band ROCKED our daughter's New Year's Eve wedding. Phenomenal, professional, wonderful lead singer, played songs in every genre, kept everyone on the dance floor till the very end. Guests came to us to say how incredible they were. Worth every penny! All of their excellent reviews are well deserved! Thank you from some very pleased parents.
This band ROCKED our daughter's New Year's Eve wedding. Phenomenal, professional, wonderful lead singer, played songs in Read more...
This band ROCKED our daughter's New Year's Eve wedding. Phenomenal, professional, wonderful lead singer, played songs in every genre, kept everyone on the dance floor till the very end. Guests came to us to say how incredible they were. Worth every penny! All of their excellent reviews are well deserved! Thank you from some very pleased parents. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
10/31/2015
5.0/5.0
Ripcord was absolutely amazing and surpassed even our highest expectations. From the first, Kevin was extremely responsive, professional, and friendly. It was extremely easy to connect, get information, and save the date. Throughout the time leading up to the wedding, we had regular check-ins which inspired a lot of confidence - these guys were amazingly organized and great to work with. Then, the night itself - the band was INCREDIBLE. Almost every guest (literally) came up to us to say how amazing their sound was. The band kept everyone dancing - there was not once a miss with a song choice or how they played. I really couldn't believe at first that the reviews were as good as they said - THEY WERE! I would absolutely use Ripcord again if I had the chance. Worth every penny!!
Ripcord was absolutely amazing and surpassed even our highest expectations. From the first, Kevin was extremely Read more...
Ripcord was absolutely amazing and surpassed even our highest expectations. From the first, Kevin was extremely responsive, professional, and friendly. It was extremely easy to connect, get information, and save the date. Throughout the time leading up to the wedding, we had regular check-ins which inspired a lot of confidence - these guys were amazingly organized and great to work with. Then, the night itself - the band was INCREDIBLE. Almost every guest (literally) came up to us to say how amazing their sound was. The band kept everyone dancing - there was not once a miss with a song choice or how they played. I really couldn't believe at first that the reviews were as good as they said - THEY WERE! I would absolutely use Ripcord again if I had the chance. Worth every penny!! Read less
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Casey
Wedding:
10/17/2015
5.0/5.0
We had heard great things about this band and went to see them at Bell In Hand before booking them for our wedding--they are incredible. Not only are they fantastic musicians with a wide range of songs + genres under their belt, but they are dynamic and fun performers who put on a high energy show every time.

We opted to add some brass (trumpet and saxophone) to the group and were glad we did because it really complemented their base setup well. Of course this was all organized by Kevin and required no extra work on our end. They played an incredible set and had everyone up on the dance floor the entire time dancing their hearts out. They were flexible with some last minute changes to the father/bride + mother/groom dances and did a great job keeping the reception flowing smoothly.

Kevin was a pleasure to deal with and kept in constant communication with us as we selected our dance songs + set lineup. I strongly endorse them to anyone looking for a rocking band for any live event, and am happy to answer any questions you might have if you're skeptical. Email me at casey.hingtgen@gmail.com.
We had heard great things about this band and went to see them at Bell In Hand before booking them for our wedding--they Read more...
We had heard great things about this band and went to see them at Bell In Hand before booking them for our wedding--they are incredible. Not only are they fantastic musicians with a wide range of songs + genres under their belt, but they are dynamic and fun performers who put on a high energy show every time.

We opted to add some brass (trumpet and saxophone) to the group and were glad we did because it really complemented their base setup well. Of course this was all organized by Kevin and required no extra work on our end. They played an incredible set and had everyone up on the dance floor the entire time dancing their hearts out. They were flexible with some last minute changes to the father/bride + mother/groom dances and did a great job keeping the reception flowing smoothly.

Kevin was a pleasure to deal with and kept in constant communication with us as we selected our dance songs + set lineup. I strongly endorse them to anyone looking for a rocking band for any live event, and am happy to answer any questions you might have if you're skeptical. Email me at casey.hingtgen@gmail.com. Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
9/12/2015
5.0/5.0
I can not say enough great things about this band!!! I believe there are two things that make a wedding: the food and the band. This band had our entire wedding dancing the entire night. I originally heard them at a friends wedding and knew when I was getting married in Vermont, like she did, I had to have them! They had a great flow and were clearly enjoying themselves as well. Everyone made comments to us how amazing they were. Also during the planning process, Kevin, was extremely responsive and quick to accommodate.
I can not say enough great things about this band!!! I believe there are two things that make a wedding: the food and the Read more...
I can not say enough great things about this band!!! I believe there are two things that make a wedding: the food and the band. This band had our entire wedding dancing the entire night. I originally heard them at a friends wedding and knew when I was getting married in Vermont, like she did, I had to have them! They had a great flow and were clearly enjoying themselves as well. Everyone made comments to us how amazing they were. Also during the planning process, Kevin, was extremely responsive and quick to accommodate. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Finding an awesome band for our August 2015 wedding at the Crane Estate was a top priority! We were looking to find one of those fun cover bands that knows all the right songs to have everyone dancing & singing along...

We found RipCord through their great reviews online. Our main contact was Kevin O'Brien, a very nice guy. He was responsive and thorough in answering all of our questions. Kevin isn't just a coordinator, he is actually in the band, so you could tell that he was very busy during wedding season, but he always made himself available for calls - we appreciated his professionalism, knowledge & expertise.

We went to a public gig that Ripcord had in Boston before booking them. Kevin explained that we would see a smaller version of the band & they wouldn't be able to play any formal/slower songs in the club. We signed up with them immediately after viewing! You never would have even known these guys specialized in weddings, they just came across as a really cool band!

We opted for the full 8-piece band, with a jazz trio during cocktail hour and a soloist keyboard player at our ceremony. Our vocalists were Joe Carson & Mia Boostrom, both very talented performers! The whole band was great!

We got so many compliments from guests about how amazing the band was. People commented on how impressed they were with how the band was able to perform such a wide range of covers (from Frank Sinatra to Avicii) so perfectly.

Guests of all ages were dancing and having a great time all night. Our venue has a very strict policy regarding their ending time, but they must have been enjoying the music too ;) because when guests chanted for "one more song" the venue coordinator stretched their rules to allow for an encore!

We wish we had a recording of all the music they played at our wedding, they were seriously SO AMAZING!!!! We wish we could give them more than 5 stars on here!
Finding an awesome band for our August 2015 wedding at the Crane Estate was a top priority! We were looking to find one of Read more...
Finding an awesome band for our August 2015 wedding at the Crane Estate was a top priority! We were looking to find one of those fun cover bands that knows all the right songs to have everyone dancing & singing along...

We found RipCord through their great reviews online. Our main contact was Kevin O'Brien, a very nice guy. He was responsive and thorough in answering all of our questions. Kevin isn't just a coordinator, he is actually in the band, so you could tell that he was very busy during wedding season, but he always made himself available for calls - we appreciated his professionalism, knowledge & expertise.

We went to a public gig that Ripcord had in Boston before booking them. Kevin explained that we would see a smaller version of the band & they wouldn't be able to play any formal/slower songs in the club. We signed up with them immediately after viewing! You never would have even known these guys specialized in weddings, they just came across as a really cool band!

We opted for the full 8-piece band, with a jazz trio during cocktail hour and a soloist keyboard player at our ceremony. Our vocalists were Joe Carson & Mia Boostrom, both very talented performers! The whole band was great!

We got so many compliments from guests about how amazing the band was. People commented on how impressed they were with how the band was able to perform such a wide range of covers (from Frank Sinatra to Avicii) so perfectly.

Guests of all ages were dancing and having a great time all night. Our venue has a very strict policy regarding their ending time, but they must have been enjoying the music too ;) because when guests chanted for "one more song" the venue coordinator stretched their rules to allow for an encore!

We wish we had a recording of all the music they played at our wedding, they were seriously SO AMAZING!!!! We wish we could give them more than 5 stars on here! Read less
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Joy
Wedding:
7/25/2015
5.0/5.0
Ripcord was outstanding at my daughter's wedding! Every table was empty all night - everyone was on the dance floor until the last song. It seemed like the Band was having as much fun as the guests - The most fun party wedding we have ever been to - Thanks to Ripcord!
Ripcord was outstanding at my daughter's wedding! Every table was empty all night - everyone was on the dance floor until Read more...
Ripcord was outstanding at my daughter's wedding! Every table was empty all night - everyone was on the dance floor until the last song. It seemed like the Band was having as much fun as the guests - The most fun party wedding we have ever been to - Thanks to Ripcord! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I cannot express in words how amazing Ripcord played at our wedding and how grateful we are to them for providing everything we wanted and more. As huge live music fans, the band was the most important decision for our wedding.We didn't want that typical, cheesy wedding band that has left me with a bad taste in my mouth after so many weddings, and considered non-traditional options. But, feeling like wedding experience was an important factor (remember, the band is your MC too), I decided to check out Wedding Wire. Initially drawn to Ripcord by great reviews, I checked their BIO page and realized I had seen a few of these musicians playing around Boston in their "regular" bands. Great sign! After talking music with Kevin, their bassist/organizer, for quite awhile, I knew they were for us. Kevin was outstanding throughout the entire process...laid back but very professional. The keyboardist, Nate Wilson, played our ceremony. I've seen Nate play with his other projects many times and was honored to have him play our wedding. He was joined by the guitarist at cocktail hour. When the drummer jumped in just for fun, it was a testament to how much these guys enjoy playing music. By the time the full band played an amazing version of "The Weight" during dinner (the vocalists can sing ANYTHING), the guests were buzzing about the band. After dinner, we wanted a dance party, and Ripcord delivered with a 3+ hr masterclass of funk, rock, disco, and pop. The dance floor was PACKED all night. Their song choices were perfect. They nailed our special requests (Prince,Talking Heads, and an obscure/tricky choice I bet they never expected to play at a wedding) like true pros. In a wedding first for me, the guests demanded an encore and Ripcord obliged. Fantastic people, incredible musicians...book this band. (Tip: add a horn section!)
I cannot express in words how amazing Ripcord played at our wedding and how grateful we are to them for providing Read more...
I cannot express in words how amazing Ripcord played at our wedding and how grateful we are to them for providing everything we wanted and more. As huge live music fans, the band was the most important decision for our wedding.We didn't want that typical, cheesy wedding band that has left me with a bad taste in my mouth after so many weddings, and considered non-traditional options. But, feeling like wedding experience was an important factor (remember, the band is your MC too), I decided to check out Wedding Wire. Initially drawn to Ripcord by great reviews, I checked their BIO page and realized I had seen a few of these musicians playing around Boston in their "regular" bands. Great sign! After talking music with Kevin, their bassist/organizer, for quite awhile, I knew they were for us. Kevin was outstanding throughout the entire process...laid back but very professional. The keyboardist, Nate Wilson, played our ceremony. I've seen Nate play with his other projects many times and was honored to have him play our wedding. He was joined by the guitarist at cocktail hour. When the drummer jumped in just for fun, it was a testament to how much these guys enjoy playing music. By the time the full band played an amazing version of "The Weight" during dinner (the vocalists can sing ANYTHING), the guests were buzzing about the band. After dinner, we wanted a dance party, and Ripcord delivered with a 3+ hr masterclass of funk, rock, disco, and pop. The dance floor was PACKED all night. Their song choices were perfect. They nailed our special requests (Prince,Talking Heads, and an obscure/tricky choice I bet they never expected to play at a wedding) like true pros. In a wedding first for me, the guests demanded an encore and Ripcord obliged. Fantastic people, incredible musicians...book this band. (Tip: add a horn section!) Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
6/27/2015
5.0/5.0
If you are considering Ripcord for your wedding BOOK THEM NOW! They are amazing. Literally everyone was up dancing all night long. We also had them play for our ceremony and cocktail hour and they did a great job. Kevin is so easy to work with and Mia's voice is UNREAL. They are the best band I've ever seen at a wedding and I'm not just saying that because it was my wedding! You will not regret booking them, I promise it will be the best decision you make.
If you are considering Ripcord for your wedding BOOK THEM NOW! They are amazing. Literally everyone was up dancing all Read more...
If you are considering Ripcord for your wedding BOOK THEM NOW! They are amazing. Literally everyone was up dancing all night long. We also had them play for our ceremony and cocktail hour and they did a great job. Kevin is so easy to work with and Mia's voice is UNREAL. They are the best band I've ever seen at a wedding and I'm not just saying that because it was my wedding! You will not regret booking them, I promise it will be the best decision you make. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
6/13/2015
5.0/5.0
YOU NEED THIS BAND FOR YOUR WEDDING.
My husband and I knew from the second we started planning the wedding that the band was nearly the most important part of the wedding reception. We were married in Vermont so we were nervous vendors wouldn't want to travel. We started searching for bands and narrowed a few down based on their websites and reviews. Then my parents were able to see Ripcord in Boston. They called me half way through the first song they played and said...book them NOW! From the very first e-mail to Kevin to the last phone call, the entire band was unbelievably easy to work with. I'll start with the music. It was hands down the best band we'd ever seen. Everyone of our guests were dancing all night long from the 16 years olds to the 90 year olds. People literally didn't go to the bathroom, get ice cream, or look at any of the displays because they just wanted to dance. They were absolutly fabulous. If the band is as important to you as it is to us, you've found your band.

Kevin worked with us tirelessly throughout the entire process. He was such a pleasure and we never felt any pressure. At the last minute we asked him to play an extra 1/2 hour (you would too...) and we forgot to pay him at the end of the night. He was so courteous the next day. There are so many things to stress about for a wedding, you won't stress at all with Ripcord.
YOU NEED THIS BAND FOR YOUR WEDDING.
My husband and I knew from the second we started planning the wedding that the Read more...
YOU NEED THIS BAND FOR YOUR WEDDING.
My husband and I knew from the second we started planning the wedding that the band was nearly the most important part of the wedding reception. We were married in Vermont so we were nervous vendors wouldn't want to travel. We started searching for bands and narrowed a few down based on their websites and reviews. Then my parents were able to see Ripcord in Boston. They called me half way through the first song they played and said...book them NOW! From the very first e-mail to Kevin to the last phone call, the entire band was unbelievably easy to work with. I'll start with the music. It was hands down the best band we'd ever seen. Everyone of our guests were dancing all night long from the 16 years olds to the 90 year olds. People literally didn't go to the bathroom, get ice cream, or look at any of the displays because they just wanted to dance. They were absolutly fabulous. If the band is as important to you as it is to us, you've found your band.

Kevin worked with us tirelessly throughout the entire process. He was such a pleasure and we never felt any pressure. At the last minute we asked him to play an extra 1/2 hour (you would too...) and we forgot to pay him at the end of the night. He was so courteous the next day. There are so many things to stress about for a wedding, you won't stress at all with Ripcord. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
awesome wedding band. real musicians who play a great variety of music!!! guests still keep talking about how awesome they are!
awesome wedding band. real musicians who play a great variety of music!!! guests still keep talking about how awesome they Read more...
awesome wedding band. real musicians who play a great variety of music!!! guests still keep talking about how awesome they are! Read less
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