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Side One Entertainment

Vancouver , BC

LOCATION

#312 - 119 W.Pender St
Vancouver, BC CA V6B 1S5 (map)
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ABOUT US

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... Read more
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 Lady Gaga, Kings of Leon to Queen 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
What is the size of your band?
Large (6+ musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Blues, Calypso, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Reggae, Rock, Soul, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
No

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Hands down the best live band out there! These guys are UNREAL!!
Hands down the best live band out there! These guys are UNREAL!!
Hands down the best live band out there! These guys are UNREAL!! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Amazing !!! The dance floor was packed the whole night and we received so many compliments on the band from our wedding guests. Would definitely recommend !!
Amazing !!! The dance floor was packed the whole night and we received so many compliments on the band from our wedding Read more...
Amazing !!! The dance floor was packed the whole night and we received so many compliments on the band from our wedding guests. Would definitely recommend !! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Side One was amazing. From the first dance to the encore....yes, encore! The crowd insisted they come back and play two more songs. The floor was filled with all ages from six to seventy. After the wedding, we had guests say they could have danced all night. Thanks, Side One, you rock!!!!!
Side One was amazing. From the first dance to the encore....yes, encore! The crowd insisted they come back and play two Read more...
Side One was amazing. From the first dance to the encore....yes, encore! The crowd insisted they come back and play two more songs. The floor was filled with all ages from six to seventy. After the wedding, we had guests say they could have danced all night. Thanks, Side One, you rock!!!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Side One was amazing. They had everyone from six to seventy on the dance floor. From the first song to the encore (yes, encore, the crowd would not leave until they played a few more), Side One kept people on the floor dancing, engaged, and laughing. Thanks Side One, you rock!!!1
Side One was amazing. They had everyone from six to seventy on the dance floor. From the first song to the encore (yes, Read more...
Side One was amazing. They had everyone from six to seventy on the dance floor. From the first song to the encore (yes, encore, the crowd would not leave until they played a few more), Side One kept people on the floor dancing, engaged, and laughing. Thanks Side One, you rock!!!1 Read less
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Esther
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Incredible entertainers! Nothing but compliments from all of our guests. Couldn't have been happier.
Incredible entertainers! Nothing but compliments from all of our guests. Couldn't have been happier.
Incredible entertainers! Nothing but compliments from all of our guests. Couldn't have been happier. Read less
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Aviv
Wedding:
6/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Hiring SideOne was probably one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. They kept our guests on the dance floor all night and the guests are still talking about how great they were!
Hiring SideOne was probably one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. They kept our guests on the dance floor all Read more...
Hiring SideOne was probably one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. They kept our guests on the dance floor all night and the guests are still talking about how great they were! Read less
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Vince
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
I've had the pleasure of listening and watching SideOne perform at my cousin's wedding a few years back. I fell in love instantly and I knew one day if I ever got married, I wanted them to provide the entertainment at mine.

Initially when I told everyone I was going to have a live band at my wedding, they all seem to be disappointed that I didn't hire a DJ. I guess they always had this vision that live bands would be boring and didn't know how to transition from one song to the next.

Boy were they in for a shocker! They totally blew the crowd away. People are still talking and raving about how great they were and how they had so much fun. They played all the old hits from the 90's up to the new pop music. Their transitions were perfect. Like a DJ, they knew how to keep the energy going and how to "mix" from one song to the other to keep the beat going.

They are definitely more expensive than standard wedding DJs on the market but trust me it's worth every single penny to get these guys. Your crowd will love you for it!

Thank you SideOne! Hope to use your services again somehow one day!

Vince
I've had the pleasure of listening and watching SideOne perform at my cousin's wedding a few years back. I fell in love Read more...
I've had the pleasure of listening and watching SideOne perform at my cousin's wedding a few years back. I fell in love instantly and I knew one day if I ever got married, I wanted them to provide the entertainment at mine.

Initially when I told everyone I was going to have a live band at my wedding, they all seem to be disappointed that I didn't hire a DJ. I guess they always had this vision that live bands would be boring and didn't know how to transition from one song to the next.

Boy were they in for a shocker! They totally blew the crowd away. People are still talking and raving about how great they were and how they had so much fun. They played all the old hits from the 90's up to the new pop music. Their transitions were perfect. Like a DJ, they knew how to keep the energy going and how to "mix" from one song to the other to keep the beat going.

They are definitely more expensive than standard wedding DJs on the market but trust me it's worth every single penny to get these guys. Your crowd will love you for it!

Thank you SideOne! Hope to use your services again somehow one day!

Vince Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
What can we say about SideOne?!!? They are so talented and rocked our wedding just how we wanted it to be rocked.

We had a lot of people who didn't dance at our wedding. At first we were dissapointed in that as the dance floor seemed scarce at times, however we soon realized that people were just enjoying listening to them. We had people come up to us to say that they don't dance and would normally leave, however the band was so good that we were having an awesome time just watching.

To us, whether our guests were dancers or not, it was extremely important to have live music for our wedding reception and SideOne is truly awesome at what they do. I for one, couldn't walk properly for a few days due to calf cramps and blisters from not leaving the dance floor. So regardless of whether you have a dancing crowd or not, SideOne will have your guests talking about how great the entertainment was and I would recommend investing in them!
What can we say about SideOne?!!? They are so talented and rocked our wedding just how we wanted it to be rocked.
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What can we say about SideOne?!!? They are so talented and rocked our wedding just how we wanted it to be rocked.

We had a lot of people who didn't dance at our wedding. At first we were dissapointed in that as the dance floor seemed scarce at times, however we soon realized that people were just enjoying listening to them. We had people come up to us to say that they don't dance and would normally leave, however the band was so good that we were having an awesome time just watching.

To us, whether our guests were dancers or not, it was extremely important to have live music for our wedding reception and SideOne is truly awesome at what they do. I for one, couldn't walk properly for a few days due to calf cramps and blisters from not leaving the dance floor. So regardless of whether you have a dancing crowd or not, SideOne will have your guests talking about how great the entertainment was and I would recommend investing in them! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
12/28/2013
5.0/5.0
SideOne's Rob & Rebecca provided live music for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Their music created a intimate and unique atmosphere & we still have guests commenting on how amazing they were. We had specific songs that we wanted to incorporate into our ceremony and Rob & Rebecca performed them beautifully. Hiring SideOne for your wedding day will be one of the best decisions you'll make!
SideOne's Rob & Rebecca provided live music for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Their music created a intimate and Read more...
SideOne's Rob & Rebecca provided live music for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Their music created a intimate and unique atmosphere & we still have guests commenting on how amazing they were. We had specific songs that we wanted to incorporate into our ceremony and Rob & Rebecca performed them beautifully. Hiring SideOne for your wedding day will be one of the best decisions you'll make! Read less
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Jenna
Wedding:
11/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Side One is incredible and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for a live event band!

We had 3 "versions" of Side One at our wedding: Rob and Rebecca provided guitar and vocals for the ceremony, Martin sang and played guitar during the cocktail hour, and the 6-piece band rocked our dance party. They seem to know just about every song every written, and if they happen not to know a song that's important to you they will learn it in time for your wedding.

Side One moved seamlessly between my 3 event spaces without any lags or silences--there was always great music playing for our guests. Because the musicians clearly love what they do, they helped set a joyful and upbeat tone for our whole wedding. Side One's talent, energy, and charisma MADE our dance party. The dance floor was never empty, and the most frequent compliment I received during the reception and after the wedding was about how incredible the band was!

I am a wedding planner in Vancouver and I have had the pleasure of experiencing the awesomeness that is Side One at many weddings and industry events. When I began to plan my own wedding there was no question that I would hire Side One. My husband and I are so glad we did!
Side One is incredible and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for a live event band!

We Read more...
Side One is incredible and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for a live event band!

We had 3 "versions" of Side One at our wedding: Rob and Rebecca provided guitar and vocals for the ceremony, Martin sang and played guitar during the cocktail hour, and the 6-piece band rocked our dance party. They seem to know just about every song every written, and if they happen not to know a song that's important to you they will learn it in time for your wedding.

Side One moved seamlessly between my 3 event spaces without any lags or silences--there was always great music playing for our guests. Because the musicians clearly love what they do, they helped set a joyful and upbeat tone for our whole wedding. Side One's talent, energy, and charisma MADE our dance party. The dance floor was never empty, and the most frequent compliment I received during the reception and after the wedding was about how incredible the band was!

I am a wedding planner in Vancouver and I have had the pleasure of experiencing the awesomeness that is Side One at many weddings and industry events. When I began to plan my own wedding there was no question that I would hire Side One. My husband and I are so glad we did! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
All of our guests loved the band! We were really pleased with their energy and song selection, they had everyone dancing until the very end of the evening! The horah music was also really good!
All of our guests loved the band! We were really pleased with their energy and song selection, they had everyone dancing Read more...
All of our guests loved the band! We were really pleased with their energy and song selection, they had everyone dancing until the very end of the evening! The horah music was also really good! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Cristina
Wedding:
8/29/2013
5.0/5.0
I have used Side One for many events. From weddings to corporate they are a FANTASTIC fit for any occasion. Not only is their roster completely flexible but they are all friendly, professional and so talented.

If you're looking for one musician to play the piano or a full band to get your guests dancing Side One is definitely the way to go.
I have used Side One for many events. From weddings to corporate they are a FANTASTIC fit for any occasion. Not only is Read more...
I have used Side One for many events. From weddings to corporate they are a FANTASTIC fit for any occasion. Not only is their roster completely flexible but they are all friendly, professional and so talented.

If you're looking for one musician to play the piano or a full band to get your guests dancing Side One is definitely the way to go. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Fantastic. Their covers were perfect and they kept the party going all night.
Fantastic. Their covers were perfect and they kept the party going all night.
Fantastic. Their covers were perfect and they kept the party going all night. Read less
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Phalyn
Wedding:
3/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Side One did an amazing job at our wedding. They helped us pick songs for everything, and even did a few awesome requests. All I keep hearing about is how great the band was. They are amazing and play a great selection of songs. I would highly suggest Sideone for any event and would gladly hire them again
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the Powells
Side One did an amazing job at our wedding. They helped us pick songs for everything, and even did a few awesome requests. Read more...
Side One did an amazing job at our wedding. They helped us pick songs for everything, and even did a few awesome requests. All I keep hearing about is how great the band was. They are amazing and play a great selection of songs. I would highly suggest Sideone for any event and would gladly hire them again
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Larissa
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
The band made our wedding so unique and memorable! Everyone was a joy to work with and Rob was very accommodating with my sister singing with them. All of our guests loved them!!
The band made our wedding so unique and memorable! Everyone was a joy to work with and Rob was very accommodating with my Read more...
The band made our wedding so unique and memorable! Everyone was a joy to work with and Rob was very accommodating with my sister singing with them. All of our guests loved them!! Read less
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Kathleen
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
SideOne was one of the best parts of our wedding!!!!! Rob did the guitar solo during our ceremony and the songs we were able to choose added a wonderful personal touch. He also was an ipod DJ during the dinner and he took care of all the details of fading in and out for speeches.
Once the band got going for our first dance, the dance floor was packed for the rest of the night and didn't empty until it was all over. We had a blast, it felt almost like being at a totally awesome concert that was just for us :)
SideOne was one of the best parts of our wedding!!!!! Rob did the guitar solo during our ceremony and the songs we were Read more...
SideOne was one of the best parts of our wedding!!!!! Rob did the guitar solo during our ceremony and the songs we were able to choose added a wonderful personal touch. He also was an ipod DJ during the dinner and he took care of all the details of fading in and out for speeches.
Once the band got going for our first dance, the dance floor was packed for the rest of the night and didn't empty until it was all over. We had a blast, it felt almost like being at a totally awesome concert that was just for us :) Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
Side One Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Wow, thank you Kathleen! Not just for the review, but for introducing us to the awesomeness known as the Tallest Man on Earth. I was mildly familiar with his music before, but I ended really getting into him after your request.....possibly the hippest processional tune of all time.
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Kristen
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
sideONE is the BEST band ever!!! They did an amazing job at our wedding, our guests are still talking about how awesome they were. From the ceremony music, to the acoustic set, to the party band, we couldn't have hoped for anything more. And, they were so easy to work with and really accomodative in learning a few new songs that were special to us. I highly recommend them and if you book them for your event I promise you won't be sorry!!!
sideONE is the BEST band ever!!! They did an amazing job at our wedding, our guests are still talking about how awesome Read more...
sideONE is the BEST band ever!!! They did an amazing job at our wedding, our guests are still talking about how awesome they were. From the ceremony music, to the acoustic set, to the party band, we couldn't have hoped for anything more. And, they were so easy to work with and really accomodative in learning a few new songs that were special to us. I highly recommend them and if you book them for your event I promise you won't be sorry!!! Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
I was so impressed with SideOne. Rob, you were so helpful leading up to the wedding and every time I talked to you I felt so excited and confident that you guys were going to be amazing and you were! I was truly blown away and so were my guests.Thank you so much! I would absolutely recommend you to friends!
I was so impressed with SideOne. Rob, you were so helpful leading up to the wedding and every time I talked to you I felt Read more...
I was so impressed with SideOne. Rob, you were so helpful leading up to the wedding and every time I talked to you I felt so excited and confident that you guys were going to be amazing and you were! I was truly blown away and so were my guests.Thank you so much! I would absolutely recommend you to friends! Read less
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Side One Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Aww, thanks Kate! Such a great and beautiful wedding. I especially loved your father in-law's speech about "the meaning of weddings" and of course your Dad's epic slideshow.....absolutely, without question, THE GREATEST SLIDESHOW OF ALL TIME! And who could forget the Pulp Fiction dance. Awesome. Hope you guys are well, say hi to Paul from Erin and I.
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Ryan
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
A fantastic band. A very professional band that was committed to making our wedding successful. Very open to feedback and suggestions regarding our playlist choices. We received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from our guests concerning the band
A fantastic band. A very professional band that was committed to making our wedding successful. Very open to feedback and Read more...
A fantastic band. A very professional band that was committed to making our wedding successful. Very open to feedback and suggestions regarding our playlist choices. We received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from our guests concerning the band Read less
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Karly
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
You will never regret spending a little extra dough to have Side One at your wedding. Side One had everyone on the dance floor all night long, and people weren't just hanging around they were dancing! Side One learned our requested first dance song (from a YouTube clip) and they absolutely nailed it! Side One is not your typical 'wedding band', they are professional musicians that now how to make a wedding unforgettable! Thank you Side One!
You will never regret spending a little extra dough to have Side One at your wedding. Side One had everyone on the dance Read more...
You will never regret spending a little extra dough to have Side One at your wedding. Side One had everyone on the dance floor all night long, and people weren't just hanging around they were dancing! Side One learned our requested first dance song (from a YouTube clip) and they absolutely nailed it! Side One is not your typical 'wedding band', they are professional musicians that now how to make a wedding unforgettable! Thank you Side One! Read less
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Side One Entertainment responded with the following comments:

I wish I had seen this wedding, Erin claims it to be the greatest crowd we've ever had. Thanks so much for the review Karly and for helping us keep Erin's severed thumb together!

Lover's Spit - Broken Social Scene: hippist first dance choice of all time......man, I regret not being there.
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Briar Johnston
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Amazing as always! As a wedding planner, my clients look to me to recommend the highest quality vendors for their events. K&C booked Side One Band based on my recommendation alone - without having ever heard them play. They were completely BLOWN away at their wedding! The band had all of their guests rocking the dance floor until the venue closed at 1am. They keep their set lists up to date with current top 40 songs as well as have a some of the long-time hits. I will happily and confidently recommend Side One to my clients in the future.
Amazing as always! As a wedding planner, my clients look to me to recommend the highest quality vendors for their events. Read more...
Amazing as always! As a wedding planner, my clients look to me to recommend the highest quality vendors for their events. K&C booked Side One Band based on my recommendation alone - without having ever heard them play. They were completely BLOWN away at their wedding! The band had all of their guests rocking the dance floor until the venue closed at 1am. They keep their set lists up to date with current top 40 songs as well as have a some of the long-time hits. I will happily and confidently recommend Side One to my clients in the future. Read less
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tbotteselle
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Best decision ever! They were amazing!
Best decision ever! They were amazing!
Best decision ever! They were amazing! Read less
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Side One Entertainment responded with the following comments:

We are still recovering from this wedding. I can honestly say, this was absolutely the funnest wedding I've ever played. The dancing never stopped and all of you had so much energy and we have video to prove it!! It's always great when the couple has the same taste in music as we do...thanks again. The Sam Cooke for the last tune was also a nice touch.
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Patrick
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
Side One was so good the guests thought they were lip sinking.This band took our Wedding from good to great! -Patrick Whibley
Side One was so good the guests thought they were lip sinking.This band took our Wedding from good to great! -Patrick Read more...
Side One was so good the guests thought they were lip sinking.This band took our Wedding from good to great! -Patrick Whibley Read less
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Side One Entertainment responded with the following comments:

MR AND MRS WHIBLEY!!

Thanks Patrick. We love a good shirts optional wedding. HA! So much fun, you guys really took it to the next level!!
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Cameron W.
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Side One provided the entertainment for my wedding, and everyone agreed that they were the most memorable part of the wedding.

We gave them total control of the song list, as well as a rough sketch of the type of people coming to the wedding. There wasn't a single song the entire night that didn't have half of our guests on the floor dancing.

If you're undecided, do what we did and check them out at one of their many free casino or wedding show performances. Watching the wide spectrum of people they appealed to is what sealed it for us. For anyone considering a band, you can't go wrong with Side One. They were an absolute pleasure to work with, completely professional, and exceeded all of our expectations.
Side One provided the entertainment for my wedding, and everyone agreed that they were the most memorable part of the Read more...
Side One provided the entertainment for my wedding, and everyone agreed that they were the most memorable part of the wedding.

We gave them total control of the song list, as well as a rough sketch of the type of people coming to the wedding. There wasn't a single song the entire night that didn't have half of our guests on the floor dancing.

If you're undecided, do what we did and check them out at one of their many free casino or wedding show performances. Watching the wide spectrum of people they appealed to is what sealed it for us. For anyone considering a band, you can't go wrong with Side One. They were an absolute pleasure to work with, completely professional, and exceeded all of our expectations. Read less
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Side One Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much Cam. I remember you guys becoming the first Side One groupies of sorts. From Indie I Do to coming out to casino nights to finally rocking your wedding. Hope you guys are well, say hi to Karen from Erin and I!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
I worked with Erin Bishop, owner and principal planner of Filosophi events. She had a great energy to her, and totally got what I wanted out of my wedding day. I booked her for day-of coordination, and she was by far the best spent part of my budget. I literally did not worry about a thing on the big day, she took care of everything! Highly recommend Erin and her awesome team at Filosophi!

Erin also manages Side One, our amazing band. They literally filled the dance floor within 30 seconds of starting to play, and it was full until their final encore. Amazing band, incredibly talented musicians and they played a huge part in making our wedding so much fun!
I worked with Erin Bishop, owner and principal planner of Filosophi events. She had a great energy to her, and totally got Read more...
I worked with Erin Bishop, owner and principal planner of Filosophi events. She had a great energy to her, and totally got what I wanted out of my wedding day. I booked her for day-of coordination, and she was by far the best spent part of my budget. I literally did not worry about a thing on the big day, she took care of everything! Highly recommend Erin and her awesome team at Filosophi!

Erin also manages Side One, our amazing band. They literally filled the dance floor within 30 seconds of starting to play, and it was full until their final encore. Amazing band, incredibly talented musicians and they played a huge part in making our wedding so much fun! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music, Wedding Planning
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Sonia
Wedding:
9/21/2013
4.8/5.0
Side One was simply awesome!!! If you want live music at your wedding or other event, I don't think you could ask for any better. We had Rob play acoustic guitar for our ceremony which was literally tear-jerking. He took four songs that meant so much to us (some of which were more obscure) and even though he hadn't played them before he arranged them into something so beautiful and appropriate for the procession, a reading, and the recessional. People could recognize the songs but they were crafted in a beautiful way just for us.
Then for the reception ... party time! They had everyone going the entire night ... even my 90 year old grandpa! They played songs that we had requested mixed in with a wonderful diversity that just kept the party going. They were funny and warm with their banter without ever getting into cheese ball territory. They are still probably the most talked about element of our wedding reception by our guests ... everyone just loved them. I constantly hear to this day "Oh, I heard "insert random song here" today and it made me think about when the band played it at your wedding. They were so awesome!!!" We now have two categories of songs: songs SideOne played at our wedding and others :)
Side One was simply awesome!!! If you want live music at your wedding or other event, I don't think you could ask for any Read more...
Side One was simply awesome!!! If you want live music at your wedding or other event, I don't think you could ask for any better. We had Rob play acoustic guitar for our ceremony which was literally tear-jerking. He took four songs that meant so much to us (some of which were more obscure) and even though he hadn't played them before he arranged them into something so beautiful and appropriate for the procession, a reading, and the recessional. People could recognize the songs but they were crafted in a beautiful way just for us.
Then for the reception ... party time! They had everyone going the entire night ... even my 90 year old grandpa! They played songs that we had requested mixed in with a wonderful diversity that just kept the party going. They were funny and warm with their banter without ever getting into cheese ball territory. They are still probably the most talked about element of our wedding reception by our guests ... everyone just loved them. I constantly hear to this day "Oh, I heard "insert random song here" today and it made me think about when the band played it at your wedding. They were so awesome!!!" We now have two categories of songs: songs SideOne played at our wedding and others :) Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Side One was absolutely amazing! They played my "big fat Canadian Croatian wedding" in September 2013 and blew everyone away. The dance floor was on fire all night and we, along with our guests, had a blast grooving to their awesome tunes. Rob and the band are super friendly and easy to work with, and they even brought an ipod along for their breaks. They were one of the major reasons our wedding was so much fun and I highly recommend them for anyone looking for a talented, fun, upbeat band!
Side One was absolutely amazing! They played my "big fat Canadian Croatian wedding" in September 2013 and blew everyone Read more...
Side One was absolutely amazing! They played my "big fat Canadian Croatian wedding" in September 2013 and blew everyone away. The dance floor was on fire all night and we, along with our guests, had a blast grooving to their awesome tunes. Rob and the band are super friendly and easy to work with, and they even brought an ipod along for their breaks. They were one of the major reasons our wedding was so much fun and I highly recommend them for anyone looking for a talented, fun, upbeat band! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Patrick
Wedding:
8/11/2012
4.8/5.0
Side One was everything I was looking for in band I wanted to hire for my wedding. Im not a huge music guru but I love live music. They met with me and my fiancee once, which is all we had time for, and they went over likes and dislike and on the wedding day they rocked out. There wasn't a bad song. Guest who I never expected to be dancing were on the floor all night. Everyone I spoke to was raving about the quality of music. Side One is awesome in the true sense of the word.
Side One was everything I was looking for in band I wanted to hire for my wedding. Im not a huge music guru but I love Read more...
Side One was everything I was looking for in band I wanted to hire for my wedding. Im not a huge music guru but I love live music. They met with me and my fiancee once, which is all we had time for, and they went over likes and dislike and on the wedding day they rocked out. There wasn't a bad song. Guest who I never expected to be dancing were on the floor all night. Everyone I spoke to was raving about the quality of music. Side One is awesome in the true sense of the word. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.5/5.0
We hired Side One to perform at our wedding on July 20, 2013 and our experience was fantastic!
As a starting point...I have been an event organizer, talent buyer and promoter (in the music industry) for 12 years. During this time, I've worked with more than 1500 artists to produce and deliver 250+ events. My reason for indicating this to you is because I have taken the time to write this testimonial for Side One...and they deserve it. I am critical of "little details", and I imagine the majority of "soon to be wives" are the same ;-)

Highlights of working with Side One included:
- References and positive feedback within the industry prior to making first contact
- Professionalism (and genuine interest) in our requests during preliminary discussion.
- Access & availability. Side One management was very accommodating to our busy work schedules.
- Pre-wedding consultation: We had numerous emails and a 1 hour "sit down" with management to discuss our specific details. I was also impressed with their attention to detail regarding canned music, live DJ's, speeches and wedding video.
- Pre-wedding "site visit": This may not be necessary for everyone, but I wanted to meet in advance (at our venue) to discuss power, staging and other elements of big picture delivery. On this note, I offer my highest recommendation to Rob (of Side One), as he took the time to photograph power outlets, measure the stage location and consult with venue staff to coordinate logistics. (Trust me...these are the details that make your day run smoothly!!)
---- Wedding Day -----
- Venue was loaded and setup on time
- Sound tech was knowledgeable, helpful and friendly.
- The band was excellent and dressed to impress (men in suits, women in dresses). My wife was really impressed by the female vocalist who dressed in the colours of her bridesmaids. (Again...subtle details that show they care!)

Conclusion: I highly recommend Side One!
We hired Side One to perform at our wedding on July 20, 2013 and our experience was fantastic!
As a starting Read more...
We hired Side One to perform at our wedding on July 20, 2013 and our experience was fantastic!
As a starting point...I have been an event organizer, talent buyer and promoter (in the music industry) for 12 years. During this time, I've worked with more than 1500 artists to produce and deliver 250+ events. My reason for indicating this to you is because I have taken the time to write this testimonial for Side One...and they deserve it. I am critical of "little details", and I imagine the majority of "soon to be wives" are the same ;-)

Highlights of working with Side One included:
- References and positive feedback within the industry prior to making first contact
- Professionalism (and genuine interest) in our requests during preliminary discussion.
- Access & availability. Side One management was very accommodating to our busy work schedules.
- Pre-wedding consultation: We had numerous emails and a 1 hour "sit down" with management to discuss our specific details. I was also impressed with their attention to detail regarding canned music, live DJ's, speeches and wedding video.
- Pre-wedding "site visit": This may not be necessary for everyone, but I wanted to meet in advance (at our venue) to discuss power, staging and other elements of big picture delivery. On this note, I offer my highest recommendation to Rob (of Side One), as he took the time to photograph power outlets, measure the stage location and consult with venue staff to coordinate logistics. (Trust me...these are the details that make your day run smoothly!!)
---- Wedding Day -----
- Venue was loaded and setup on time
- Sound tech was knowledgeable, helpful and friendly.
- The band was excellent and dressed to impress (men in suits, women in dresses). My wife was really impressed by the female vocalist who dressed in the colours of her bridesmaids. (Again...subtle details that show they care!)

Conclusion: I highly recommend Side One! Read less
Services Used: Band

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