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Side One Entertainment

Vancouver , BC
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LOCATION

Side One - Head Office, 312 - 119 W.Pender St
Vancouver, BC V6B 1S5 CA (map)

PHONE

604-809-3746

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ABOUT US

We have bands locally in Toronto ON, Vancouver BC and Calgary AB - and are available for travel anywhere in the world!

Having a live band is a must if you want your party to... Read more
We have bands locally in Toronto ON, Vancouver BC and Calgary AB - and are available for travel anywhere in the world!

Having a live band is a must if you want your party to be a party, but it needs to be the right live band. We won't rail at you for several paragraphs with the same words everyone uses like dynamic, energetic, engaging, polished and infectious - though all would apply. The point is simply that this band is made up of extremely talented and experienced musicians, and the sets were crafted for the sole purpose of packing a dance floor, while avoiding entirely the typical cover band cheese. With a repertoire covering ground from Aretha to Iggy Azalea, Queen to Kanye to and literally everything in between, SideOne will customize the set to appeal to your guests and at no point will there be any YMCA-ing, promise. SideOne is about the music, and the audience, and will rock your event for a price that won't make you gag. Read less
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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
7+
What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?
Acoustic, Big Band, Blues, Caribbean, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, 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, Learning New Songs, Liability Insurance, 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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Jeff
Wedding:
4/2/2016
5.0/5.0
It's not even really a question of whether or not we'd recommend Side One for a wedding. We absolutely would but more than that, if we had friends even considering a band, we'd badger them relentlessly until they booked Side One. There are three things that I just thought they did incredibly well.
1) The playlist. Absolutely perfect for us. I like indie, my wife loves hip-hop and our guests' tastes varied even more. The band put together an unbelievable playlist that really suited our group.
2) The performance. Wow. We thought that we might have thrown them a bit of a curve ball with a tricky first dance song and we're wondering if they'd be able to pull it off. They did. And it was perfect. But there were just so many great moments throughout the night that we never would have imagined like when the female singer (sorry- don't have your name) raps the verse in No Diggity. Amazing!
3) The energy. Our wedding wasn't a large one (about 80 people) and we were worried that we might not be able to keep the dance floor full. Not a problem at all. There wasn't a single song that felt phoned in or like the band was just going through the motions and I've never seen our friends dance like they did that night.

Thank you again so much. You were one of the best decisions we made in planning our wedding. We wouldn't have changed a single note.

Best,
Jeff & Lena
It's not even really a question of whether or not we'd recommend Side One for a wedding. We absolutely would but more than Read more...
It's not even really a question of whether or not we'd recommend Side One for a wedding. We absolutely would but more than that, if we had friends even considering a band, we'd badger them relentlessly until they booked Side One. There are three things that I just thought they did incredibly well.
1) The playlist. Absolutely perfect for us. I like indie, my wife loves hip-hop and our guests' tastes varied even more. The band put together an unbelievable playlist that really suited our group.
2) The performance. Wow. We thought that we might have thrown them a bit of a curve ball with a tricky first dance song and we're wondering if they'd be able to pull it off. They did. And it was perfect. But there were just so many great moments throughout the night that we never would have imagined like when the female singer (sorry- don't have your name) raps the verse in No Diggity. Amazing!
3) The energy. Our wedding wasn't a large one (about 80 people) and we were worried that we might not be able to keep the dance floor full. Not a problem at all. There wasn't a single song that felt phoned in or like the band was just going through the motions and I've never seen our friends dance like they did that night.

Thank you again so much. You were one of the best decisions we made in planning our wedding. We wouldn't have changed a single note.

Best,
Jeff & Lena Read less
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Chris
Wedding:
8/22/2015
5.0/5.0
Side One is a phenomenal band. They created a positive environment and the dance floor was packed from the beginning until the end. If they played until 6am the dance floor (filled with people both young and old) would have stayed rocking the entire time. Side One was a game changer and we're trying to dream up another event... With Side One of course.
Side One is a phenomenal band. They created a positive environment and the dance floor was packed from the beginning until Read more...
Side One is a phenomenal band. They created a positive environment and the dance floor was packed from the beginning until the end. If they played until 6am the dance floor (filled with people both young and old) would have stayed rocking the entire time. Side One was a game changer and we're trying to dream up another event... With Side One of course. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I am the mother of the groom and I must say that this band was exceptional. The demographic at a wedding can be diverse, as are music tastes, but this band kept our guests on the dance floor all night.
Feedback from our guests included: best wedding reception band I have ever heard, the band was outstanding, wow, they put their heart and soul into their music, and on and on. Thank you to this group for fulfilling our hope for a wonderful celebration for our family. You are amazing
I am the mother of the groom and I must say that this band was exceptional. The demographic at a wedding can be diverse, Read more...
I am the mother of the groom and I must say that this band was exceptional. The demographic at a wedding can be diverse, as are music tastes, but this band kept our guests on the dance floor all night.
Feedback from our guests included: best wedding reception band I have ever heard, the band was outstanding, wow, they put their heart and soul into their music, and on and on. Thank you to this group for fulfilling our hope for a wonderful celebration for our family. You are amazing Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
8/21/2015
5.0/5.0
Side One was amazing from the start. They were professional and went above and beyond, helping with other aspects of our wedding. They kept every guest on the dance floor all night - even those who claim the never ever dance. They blew us and our guests away, leaving us with amazing memories we will always cherish.
Side One was amazing from the start. They were professional and went above and beyond, helping with other aspects of our Read more...
Side One was amazing from the start. They were professional and went above and beyond, helping with other aspects of our wedding. They kept every guest on the dance floor all night - even those who claim the never ever dance. They blew us and our guests away, leaving us with amazing memories we will always cherish. Read less
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Richard
Wedding:
6/20/2015
5.0/5.0
Side One Rocks! We had the 8 piece band play for our wedding reception and they had everyone dancing all night long. Our guests didn't want to leave because they were having too much fun. In the weeks following the wedding, we received many unsolicited comments from guests indicating how much they enjoyed the music. Rob and his team are great to work with and very professional. They not only learned our first dance song but absolutely nailed it. The night could not have been better.

Thank you Side One for making our big day so amazing.
Side One Rocks! We had the 8 piece band play for our wedding reception and they had everyone dancing all night long. Our Read more...
Side One Rocks! We had the 8 piece band play for our wedding reception and they had everyone dancing all night long. Our guests didn't want to leave because they were having too much fun. In the weeks following the wedding, we received many unsolicited comments from guests indicating how much they enjoyed the music. Rob and his team are great to work with and very professional. They not only learned our first dance song but absolutely nailed it. The night could not have been better.

Thank you Side One for making our big day so amazing. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
5/30/2015
5.0/5.0
Amazing!
Kept our entire wedding dancing from the first song to the last.
Absolutely made our party the best.
Our wedding wouldn't have been the same without them.
New exactly what to play to entertain everyone.
Can not say enough good things So much fun!
Amazing!
Kept our entire wedding dancing from the first song to the last.
Absolutely made our party the best. Read more...
Amazing!
Kept our entire wedding dancing from the first song to the last.
Absolutely made our party the best.
Our wedding wouldn't have been the same without them.
New exactly what to play to entertain everyone.
Can not say enough good things So much fun! Read less
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Cory
Wedding:
3/21/2015
5.0/5.0
This band was amazing at our wedding reception! They came highly recommended to us and after having them at our wedding I definitely understand why. Everyone at our wedding was on the dance floor for most of the time and more than half of our wedding was still there at 1 am for last call including all of my old Aunties and Uncles. Our friends cannot stop talking about how much they enjoyed our band. If you want to have a party at your reception I definitely recommend hiring these guys. They are awesome and 1000 times better than a DJ.
This band was amazing at our wedding reception! They came highly recommended to us and after having them at our wedding I Read more...
This band was amazing at our wedding reception! They came highly recommended to us and after having them at our wedding I definitely understand why. Everyone at our wedding was on the dance floor for most of the time and more than half of our wedding was still there at 1 am for last call including all of my old Aunties and Uncles. Our friends cannot stop talking about how much they enjoyed our band. If you want to have a party at your reception I definitely recommend hiring these guys. They are awesome and 1000 times better than a DJ. Read less
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Lona
Wedding:
3/21/2015
5.0/5.0
SideOne Entertainment was incredible from beginning to end. They were easy to communicate with and very helpful with suggestions. Hands down SideOne Band made our wedding even more memorable. No one ever left the dance floor - even the bride and groom danced from the beginning to the end. Guests and ourselves included are still talking about how amazing SideOne was. Hiring SideOne to play at our wedding was the best decision we made - besides getting married.
SideOne Entertainment was incredible from beginning to end. They were easy to communicate with and very helpful with Read more...
SideOne Entertainment was incredible from beginning to end. They were easy to communicate with and very helpful with suggestions. Hands down SideOne Band made our wedding even more memorable. No one ever left the dance floor - even the bride and groom danced from the beginning to the end. Guests and ourselves included are still talking about how amazing SideOne was. Hiring SideOne to play at our wedding was the best decision we made - besides getting married. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We found Side One because my mom had attended a wedding in the Vancouver region and she fell in love with the band. Although I had my own ideas for a band, she insisted that this was the band we should get, so I cautiously said ok (not knowing about my mom's taste in bands). We found out that there was a newly formed Side One out of Calgary due to the success and demand of the Vancouver band (I presume). We had an Edmonton wedding so we paid for most of the band to come up from Calgary. Due to an unfortunate injury, the Calgary female lead couldn’t make it, so they flew the Vancouver replacement out. She was simply amazing. Also, we decided last minute to go for an 8-piece band and they found us two great available local brass players a week before too. The whole band was perfect and the party and dancing was nonstop. We had literally 90% of the wedding guests dancing for the whole night. My grandparents who have been having problems walking in recent years were somehow up dancing. We had a wedding cake, but didn't eat it, didn't even cut it. We donated the cake the next day to the Bissell center. There was no bouquet toss. Once the band started playing, there was nothing that would have got us to stop the band. They were that good. In terms of value, they are a great deal. Yes, they are more expensive than your average band, but they could charge more for how good they are. I'm not sure whether this is a common polite compliment for most newlyweds, but we had at least 20 people come up to us and say that it was the best wedding they had ever been to and it's all thanks to the band. It was in a pretty simple hall, good, but not fancy buffet food, really nothing special except for the band. Around 50 people came to me in awe and asked where on earth I found this band. I was as shocked as they were. I would absolutely recommend this band to anyone and just say that yes, they are worth the money.
We found Side One because my mom had attended a wedding in the Vancouver region and she fell in love with the band. Read more...
We found Side One because my mom had attended a wedding in the Vancouver region and she fell in love with the band. Although I had my own ideas for a band, she insisted that this was the band we should get, so I cautiously said ok (not knowing about my mom's taste in bands). We found out that there was a newly formed Side One out of Calgary due to the success and demand of the Vancouver band (I presume). We had an Edmonton wedding so we paid for most of the band to come up from Calgary. Due to an unfortunate injury, the Calgary female lead couldn’t make it, so they flew the Vancouver replacement out. She was simply amazing. Also, we decided last minute to go for an 8-piece band and they found us two great available local brass players a week before too. The whole band was perfect and the party and dancing was nonstop. We had literally 90% of the wedding guests dancing for the whole night. My grandparents who have been having problems walking in recent years were somehow up dancing. We had a wedding cake, but didn't eat it, didn't even cut it. We donated the cake the next day to the Bissell center. There was no bouquet toss. Once the band started playing, there was nothing that would have got us to stop the band. They were that good. In terms of value, they are a great deal. Yes, they are more expensive than your average band, but they could charge more for how good they are. I'm not sure whether this is a common polite compliment for most newlyweds, but we had at least 20 people come up to us and say that it was the best wedding they had ever been to and it's all thanks to the band. It was in a pretty simple hall, good, but not fancy buffet food, really nothing special except for the band. Around 50 people came to me in awe and asked where on earth I found this band. I was as shocked as they were. I would absolutely recommend this band to anyone and just say that yes, they are worth the money. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Hands down the best event band! Don't bother shopping around. They will learn and perform whatever songs you want. My guests still talk about the band. All Side One members are all extremely talented, professional, and a total blast (not to mention good looking:). I'd be a groupie if they would let me crash their events.
Hands down the best event band! Don't bother shopping around. They will learn and perform whatever songs you want. My Read more...
Hands down the best event band! Don't bother shopping around. They will learn and perform whatever songs you want. My guests still talk about the band. All Side One members are all extremely talented, professional, and a total blast (not to mention good looking:). I'd be a groupie if they would let me crash their events. Read less
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