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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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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?
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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

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Lauren
Wedding:
8/13/2016
5.0/5.0
Best wedding decision we made!! Because of our time frame we booked Ripcord having only read online reviews but we were absolutely blown away when we heard them live! Kevin was so easy to work with while planning our wedding and always easy to reach and quick to answer any questions we had. The whole band did all the thinking for me during our reception, guiding the night along and leaving me to simply enjoy. What a night it was...as soon as the music started the dance floor was FULL. When I say full I mean the floor was quite literally shaking and only my 92 year old grandmother was in her seat. Everyone keeps telling us how much fun our wedding was and how much they loved our band! If you want an awesome wedding you NEED Ripcord, no brainer.
Best wedding decision we made!! Because of our time frame we booked Ripcord having only read online reviews but we were Read more...
Best wedding decision we made!! Because of our time frame we booked Ripcord having only read online reviews but we were absolutely blown away when we heard them live! Kevin was so easy to work with while planning our wedding and always easy to reach and quick to answer any questions we had. The whole band did all the thinking for me during our reception, guiding the night along and leaving me to simply enjoy. What a night it was...as soon as the music started the dance floor was FULL. When I say full I mean the floor was quite literally shaking and only my 92 year old grandmother was in her seat. Everyone keeps telling us how much fun our wedding was and how much they loved our band! If you want an awesome wedding you NEED Ripcord, no brainer. Read less
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Miss. Meow
Wedding:
8/6/2016
5.0/5.0
Let me start off with the fact no one could tear me away from the dance floor on my wedding day! We booked the Ananda/Jeremy duo and they were absolutely amazing. Their chemistry between each other and vibe with the crowd was the best I have ever witnessed at a wedding. My primary goal was to have a dance party where everyone would be engaged and having fun. I have been told by numerous people that our wedding was the best they have been to. I can assure you one of the main reasons is because we had Ripcord as our band. Ananda, Jeremy, and Kevin (and the rest of the band) are incredibly talented and phenomenal musicians. Our dance floor was packed all night long and we sang and danced our hearts out. At the end of the night, my voice was raspy and I had salty cheeks from all the dancing. The energy was incredible, the music selection was outstanding, and their professionalism was insurmountable. Major kudos goes out to Kevin O’Brien, who facilitated all communication and was so easy to work with, understanding, and provided encouraging advice throughout the process of choosing our music. Kevin was quick to respond, thorough, and incredibly patient through our procrastination and indecisiveness. To me, choosing music for memories of a lifetime wasn’t easy and his guidance, thoughtfulness, and flexibility ensured trust and confidence in him (and the band). Without a doubt, this is the band to choose! We are from Baltimore and next time we travel to Maine (wedding spot), we are absolutely stopping in Boston area to get down with Ripcord!
Let me start off with the fact no one could tear me away from the dance floor on my wedding day! We booked the Read more...
Let me start off with the fact no one could tear me away from the dance floor on my wedding day! We booked the Ananda/Jeremy duo and they were absolutely amazing. Their chemistry between each other and vibe with the crowd was the best I have ever witnessed at a wedding. My primary goal was to have a dance party where everyone would be engaged and having fun. I have been told by numerous people that our wedding was the best they have been to. I can assure you one of the main reasons is because we had Ripcord as our band. Ananda, Jeremy, and Kevin (and the rest of the band) are incredibly talented and phenomenal musicians. Our dance floor was packed all night long and we sang and danced our hearts out. At the end of the night, my voice was raspy and I had salty cheeks from all the dancing. The energy was incredible, the music selection was outstanding, and their professionalism was insurmountable. Major kudos goes out to Kevin O’Brien, who facilitated all communication and was so easy to work with, understanding, and provided encouraging advice throughout the process of choosing our music. Kevin was quick to respond, thorough, and incredibly patient through our procrastination and indecisiveness. To me, choosing music for memories of a lifetime wasn’t easy and his guidance, thoughtfulness, and flexibility ensured trust and confidence in him (and the band). Without a doubt, this is the band to choose! We are from Baltimore and next time we travel to Maine (wedding spot), we are absolutely stopping in Boston area to get down with Ripcord! Read less
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Kevin
Wedding:
7/10/2016
5.0/5.0
Ripcord is the best. We had the Ananda / Jeremy lineup and they were amazing. Gave the band specific instructions on how to modify for our first dance song since it was choreographed, and they executed it perfectly. Parent dances just as we asked. Keyboardist also played live ceremony music and was accommodating with the weather situation. The rest of the night was awesome. Tons of musical talent, good chemistry, song selection, and energy. Dance party all night and got lots of compliments on the band and people asking for their name.
Ripcord is the best. We had the Ananda / Jeremy lineup and they were amazing. Gave the band specific instructions on how Read more...
Ripcord is the best. We had the Ananda / Jeremy lineup and they were amazing. Gave the band specific instructions on how to modify for our first dance song since it was choreographed, and they executed it perfectly. Parent dances just as we asked. Keyboardist also played live ceremony music and was accommodating with the weather situation. The rest of the night was awesome. Tons of musical talent, good chemistry, song selection, and energy. Dance party all night and got lots of compliments on the band and people asking for their name. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
3/19/2016
5.0/5.0
Here's my tip, look no further and book Ripcord- you will not be sorry I promise you. Ripcord provided the music for my ceremony, cocktail hour and reception, and to say they were amazing is an understatement. First of all, Kevin O'Brien was one of the best communicators through out my whole wedding planning process which was a year. He always responded quickly, with answers to everything. This band is worth every penny, we gave them our first dance and parent songs, and trusted them with the rest, and I am so glad we did. Our dance floor was literally full all night long and we had almost 200 guests at our wedding. Ananda, Erika and Joes voices are flawless. If you have any room in your budget to splurge for a 3rd vocalist, do it, it will just make your night that more memorable. It is over a month later and we are still receiving compliments about how fun and great the band was at our wedding. We told Kevin that the goal of our wedding was a fun night for our friends where everyone was up and dancing all night, and they exceeded our expectations.
Here's my tip, look no further and book Ripcord- you will not be sorry I promise you. Ripcord provided the music for my Read more...
Here's my tip, look no further and book Ripcord- you will not be sorry I promise you. Ripcord provided the music for my ceremony, cocktail hour and reception, and to say they were amazing is an understatement. First of all, Kevin O'Brien was one of the best communicators through out my whole wedding planning process which was a year. He always responded quickly, with answers to everything. This band is worth every penny, we gave them our first dance and parent songs, and trusted them with the rest, and I am so glad we did. Our dance floor was literally full all night long and we had almost 200 guests at our wedding. Ananda, Erika and Joes voices are flawless. If you have any room in your budget to splurge for a 3rd vocalist, do it, it will just make your night that more memorable. It is over a month later and we are still receiving compliments about how fun and great the band was at our wedding. We told Kevin that the goal of our wedding was a fun night for our friends where everyone was up and dancing all night, and they exceeded our expectations. Read less
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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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Al
Wedding:
12/19/2015
5.0/5.0
It’s your big day. You have a lot on your plate and a lot to plan. Do yourself a favor and immediately book Ripcord to wipe your wedding worries away: guaranteed.

Quite simply stated: Ripcord is the best.

It was a pleasure communicating with Kevin during the whole planning process. All wedding requests were perfectly fulfilled. From the gentle guitar during the ceremony to sexy sax during cocktail hour to the bustling band during the reception- everything was professional and done to perfection.

So, book today and get ready to dance to the best (wedding) music you have ever heard. Concentrate your energy on cutting people from your invite list and tracking down guests who didn’t RSVP.
It’s your big day. You have a lot on your plate and a lot to plan. Do yourself a favor and immediately book Ripcord to Read more...
It’s your big day. You have a lot on your plate and a lot to plan. Do yourself a favor and immediately book Ripcord to wipe your wedding worries away: guaranteed.

Quite simply stated: Ripcord is the best.

It was a pleasure communicating with Kevin during the whole planning process. All wedding requests were perfectly fulfilled. From the gentle guitar during the ceremony to sexy sax during cocktail hour to the bustling band during the reception- everything was professional and done to perfection.

So, book today and get ready to dance to the best (wedding) music you have ever heard. Concentrate your energy on cutting people from your invite list and tracking down guests who didn’t RSVP. 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:
1+ year ago
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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