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The Bob Charest Band

Westbrook , ME
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Westbrook, ME 04092 US (map)

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207-797-3848

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Experts at reading your crowd and ready to rock the party, The Bob Charest Band features three lead singers with outstanding vocal power. A diverse and extensive songlist allows us to... Read more
Experts at reading your crowd and ready to rock the party, The Bob Charest Band features three lead singers with outstanding vocal power. A diverse and extensive songlist allows us to choose the right tune at the right time, assuring that all musical tastes are acknowledged.

The personal connection with our clients is reflected in the unique success of every celebration. Dynamic and versatile, the Bob Charest Band brings the right blend of sophistication and fun to your reception or party - We’re the soundtrack to your perfect event!

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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?
Classic Rock, Country, Dance, Funk, Motown, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock, Swing, Top 40
What music services do you provide?
Cocktail Hour Music, Liability Insurance, MC, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Vocals, Willing to Travel
What items are available?
Sound/PA System

REVIEWS

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Jacki
Wedding:
11/26/2016
5.0/5.0
Cindy and Bob were absolutely wonderful to work with. From our first conversation on the phone to receiving a Christmas card from them a couple of weeks after our wedding, they are simply the best. Their kindness, flexibility, professionalism, attention to detail, and incredibly talented band was the highlight of our wedding experience. Our guests continue to talk about how amazing and fun the Bob Charest Band was. Some of our guests don't typically dance, but couldn't help themselves with the fun atmosphere the band created! Cindy and Bob even secretly worked with my parents on a surprise performance that included my brother that we will surely never forget. They went above and beyond by completely exceeding our expectations. We could not be happier with our experience with the Bob Charest Band and look forward to staying in touch with such a lovely and thoughtful group of people.
Cindy and Bob were absolutely wonderful to work with. From our first conversation on the phone to receiving a Christmas Read more...
Cindy and Bob were absolutely wonderful to work with. From our first conversation on the phone to receiving a Christmas card from them a couple of weeks after our wedding, they are simply the best. Their kindness, flexibility, professionalism, attention to detail, and incredibly talented band was the highlight of our wedding experience. Our guests continue to talk about how amazing and fun the Bob Charest Band was. Some of our guests don't typically dance, but couldn't help themselves with the fun atmosphere the band created! Cindy and Bob even secretly worked with my parents on a surprise performance that included my brother that we will surely never forget. They went above and beyond by completely exceeding our expectations. We could not be happier with our experience with the Bob Charest Band and look forward to staying in touch with such a lovely and thoughtful group of people. Read less
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The Bob Charest Band responded with the following comments:

Jacki, we're touched by your very kind words. To work with you and Mike was truly our pleasure. Having your brother sing with the band was a treat for us as well as for your families and friends, We thank you for taking the time to write a review and look forward to keeping in touch!
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Laura
Wedding:
11/5/2016
5.0/5.0
We booked the Bob Charest Band at the suggestion of my mother, who is a long time friend of Cindy and Bob. Cindy actually sang at my parents' wedding as well, so it was extra special to have them perform on our day. They were fantastic!! So great to work and plan with, and absolutely amazing performers! Several people told us they loved the band, and many said it was the best wedding they'd ever been to. They made the party!
We booked the Bob Charest Band at the suggestion of my mother, who is a long time friend of Cindy and Bob. Cindy actually Read more...
We booked the Bob Charest Band at the suggestion of my mother, who is a long time friend of Cindy and Bob. Cindy actually sang at my parents' wedding as well, so it was extra special to have them perform on our day. They were fantastic!! So great to work and plan with, and absolutely amazing performers! Several people told us they loved the band, and many said it was the best wedding they'd ever been to. They made the party! Read less
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Rob
Wedding:
10/15/2016
5.0/5.0
If you want an amazing sound and a great show the Bob Charest Band delivers. Cindy and the backup vocalists are top notch. The array of music they provide will keep EVERYONE dancing. Bob made a special arrangement for the Fasha Dasha dance that was perfect :) They are the difference between good and GREAT!
If you want an amazing sound and a great show the Bob Charest Band delivers. Cindy and the backup vocalists are top notch. Read more...
If you want an amazing sound and a great show the Bob Charest Band delivers. Cindy and the backup vocalists are top notch. The array of music they provide will keep EVERYONE dancing. Bob made a special arrangement for the Fasha Dasha dance that was perfect :) They are the difference between good and GREAT! Read less
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The Bob Charest Band responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Rob! We were thrilled to be a part of Corinne and Russell's day and celebrate with all of you. So glad you enjoyed the special arrangement of your father-daughter dance. :-)
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Leigh
Wedding:
10/1/2016
5.0/5.0
Bob and Cindy are the friendliest people, couple, and business owners. They were so enjoyable and easy to work with!
Perhaps, most importantly, the band and music was phenomenal! They make everyone want to be on the dance floor! At our wedding (Oct 2016) we had 4 year olds to 84 year olds on the dance floor ALL night! I can't tell you how many friends and relatives were saying "this band is AMAZING!" There were even times I felt the need to stop dancing and just watch the band since it felt like I was at a concert! The performance, the atmosphere, the music, the dancing was EVERYTHING I was looking for in a band, and I have the Bob Charest Band to thank for that! They truly are the BEST and you shouldn't even hesitate to book with them!
Bob and Cindy are the friendliest people, couple, and business owners. They were so enjoyable and easy to work with!
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Bob and Cindy are the friendliest people, couple, and business owners. They were so enjoyable and easy to work with!
Perhaps, most importantly, the band and music was phenomenal! They make everyone want to be on the dance floor! At our wedding (Oct 2016) we had 4 year olds to 84 year olds on the dance floor ALL night! I can't tell you how many friends and relatives were saying "this band is AMAZING!" There were even times I felt the need to stop dancing and just watch the band since it felt like I was at a concert! The performance, the atmosphere, the music, the dancing was EVERYTHING I was looking for in a band, and I have the Bob Charest Band to thank for that! They truly are the BEST and you shouldn't even hesitate to book with them! Read less
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The Bob Charest Band responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Leigh! We loved working with you and Ben to help make your party super fun! We'll think of you every time we see the hyacinth you brought us come up. :-) Thanks, too, for the great photos you sent us (by Spring Smith). So thoughtful! We wish you and Ben a long and happy life together and hope you'll stay in touch!
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Nadja
Wedding:
9/30/2016
5.0/5.0
You're not going to find a better band than the Bob Charest Band. Finding a band was not easy for me.... I had a hard time finding a band in Maine, they just weren't doing it form me so I started searching in the Boston area and even in New Hampshire. I am very picky when it comes to live music and only wanted the best for my wedding. After I contacted several bands in Boston, Massachusetts area and several in New Hampshire I still was not satisfied and continued my search. Who would have know that the prefect band was right in my backyard, located in Westbrook, Maine. Right from the beginning of the process till the end, communicating with Cindy and Bob Charest was so easy, they took so much pressure off my shoulders when it came to planning the music part of my wedding and they are most reliable and just the nicest people you will ever meet. Don't worry about anything...they will NOT disappoint !!!!! I truly have to say the band made my wedding, never before (I used to sing in bands myself) have I heard a better band, everything was great from sound to vocalists and the song list is huge with songs for all ages. Our guests had so much fun, everyone was on the dance floor and danced all night, my guests even came up to me during the wedding and for weeks after and asked me where I found this band...they just couldn't believe how good the Bob Charest Band was. My parents who traveled all the way from Germany, where they have been singing in bands for 30 years, said that this is by far the best band they have ever heard...So don't be fooled, just because this band is from Maine doesn't mean they can't keep up with the big city bands in Boston, quite frankly I think they can outdo them any day !!!! If you are still looking for a great band, look no further....the Bob Charest Band is the one , I promise you and your guests are going to have the best time !!!!
Big thanks to Cindy, Bob and the rest of the band for making our wedding "unforgettable" !!!
You're not going to find a better band than the Bob Charest Band. Finding a band was not easy for me.... I had a hard time Read more...
You're not going to find a better band than the Bob Charest Band. Finding a band was not easy for me.... I had a hard time finding a band in Maine, they just weren't doing it form me so I started searching in the Boston area and even in New Hampshire. I am very picky when it comes to live music and only wanted the best for my wedding. After I contacted several bands in Boston, Massachusetts area and several in New Hampshire I still was not satisfied and continued my search. Who would have know that the prefect band was right in my backyard, located in Westbrook, Maine. Right from the beginning of the process till the end, communicating with Cindy and Bob Charest was so easy, they took so much pressure off my shoulders when it came to planning the music part of my wedding and they are most reliable and just the nicest people you will ever meet. Don't worry about anything...they will NOT disappoint !!!!! I truly have to say the band made my wedding, never before (I used to sing in bands myself) have I heard a better band, everything was great from sound to vocalists and the song list is huge with songs for all ages. Our guests had so much fun, everyone was on the dance floor and danced all night, my guests even came up to me during the wedding and for weeks after and asked me where I found this band...they just couldn't believe how good the Bob Charest Band was. My parents who traveled all the way from Germany, where they have been singing in bands for 30 years, said that this is by far the best band they have ever heard...So don't be fooled, just because this band is from Maine doesn't mean they can't keep up with the big city bands in Boston, quite frankly I think they can outdo them any day !!!! If you are still looking for a great band, look no further....the Bob Charest Band is the one , I promise you and your guests are going to have the best time !!!!
Big thanks to Cindy, Bob and the rest of the band for making our wedding "unforgettable" !!! Read less
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The Bob Charest Band responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Nadja, for the very kind words and validation of the work we do to always exceed clients' expectations. We loved playing for you, Nick, and your guests, and are flattered you chose the BCB, knowing your family's musical background. Thanks, too, for asking us to learn "Footloose." We'd been wanting to add that tune to our song list. :-) All the best to you and Nick!
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Katherine
Wedding:
9/24/2016
5.0/5.0
Bob, Cindy and the whole band were professional and fun. They had everyone dancing and really involved the crowd. Truly the Perfect band for anyone age two to one hundred. Of all the vendors we hired for the wedding The Bob Charest Band was by far our favorite. You won't regret hiring them!
Bob, Cindy and the whole band were professional and fun. They had everyone dancing and really involved the crowd. Truly Read more...
Bob, Cindy and the whole band were professional and fun. They had everyone dancing and really involved the crowd. Truly the Perfect band for anyone age two to one hundred. Of all the vendors we hired for the wedding The Bob Charest Band was by far our favorite. You won't regret hiring them! Read less
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The Bob Charest Band responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much, Katherine, for the very kind words! Our goal is always to exceed high expectations, so we're thrilled you're happy you hired the BCB. We wish you and Kyle all the best, and thank you again for allowing us to be part of your very fun party!
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Rachel
Wedding:
9/11/2016
5.0/5.0
We cannot say enough about the Bob Charest Band. They are AMAZING in every way possible. From the moment we booked to the end of the reception they were professional, warm, easy to work with and truly went above and beyond in every way. They even had us over for champagne and pie to talk about our wedding details. They are a joy to be around and always happy and smiling. They are by far the best and tightest band in the greater Portland area. Our wedding would not have been the same without the BCB. Guests came up to us during and after the wedding to tell us how impressed they were with the music. Bob and Cindy work so well with other vendors which makes the planning so much easier. We cannot recommend them enough! Thank you BCB!!!
Rachel and Jason
We cannot say enough about the Bob Charest Band. They are AMAZING in every way possible. From the moment we booked to the Read more...
We cannot say enough about the Bob Charest Band. They are AMAZING in every way possible. From the moment we booked to the end of the reception they were professional, warm, easy to work with and truly went above and beyond in every way. They even had us over for champagne and pie to talk about our wedding details. They are a joy to be around and always happy and smiling. They are by far the best and tightest band in the greater Portland area. Our wedding would not have been the same without the BCB. Guests came up to us during and after the wedding to tell us how impressed they were with the music. Bob and Cindy work so well with other vendors which makes the planning so much easier. We cannot recommend them enough! Thank you BCB!!!
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The Bob Charest Band responded with the following comments:

You're very welcome, Rachel and Jason! We've so enjoyed getting to know you and your families, and are happy you were pleased with what we brought to your special day. Thank you for doing the video review after the party; we loved your enthusiasm. :-) We wish you all the best and thank you again for choosing the BCB!
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Anna
Wedding:
9/10/2016
5.0/5.0
Hiring this band was one of the first things we did when planning our wedding. Trust us, the good bands go fast! We simply cannot say enough positive things about this band! Cindy and Bob had us at their home to talk all things wedding during the planning process. We immediately felt at ease about their ability to accommodate our requests and make our dream wedding party come true. They went above and beyond, even learning our first dance song that wasn't one they already knew. Let me tell you, they did not disappoint at the wedding! Not only did they help with making sure the timeline with toasts etc. were kept on track but they were incredible performers! They have such a good playlist and really customize it to meet your tastes and requests. All our guests were on the dance floor the entire night and would not stop raving about how great the band was. We are still getting rave reviews from guests a month later! Hire BC band, you won't be disappointed.
Hiring this band was one of the first things we did when planning our wedding. Trust us, the good bands go fast! We simply Read more...
Hiring this band was one of the first things we did when planning our wedding. Trust us, the good bands go fast! We simply cannot say enough positive things about this band! Cindy and Bob had us at their home to talk all things wedding during the planning process. We immediately felt at ease about their ability to accommodate our requests and make our dream wedding party come true. They went above and beyond, even learning our first dance song that wasn't one they already knew. Let me tell you, they did not disappoint at the wedding! Not only did they help with making sure the timeline with toasts etc. were kept on track but they were incredible performers! They have such a good playlist and really customize it to meet your tastes and requests. All our guests were on the dance floor the entire night and would not stop raving about how great the band was. We are still getting rave reviews from guests a month later! Hire BC band, you won't be disappointed. Read less
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The Bob Charest Band responded with the following comments:

Anna, thank you so much! We loved playing for you and Zack and are really happy you and your guests had such a good time. Kudos on your first dance choice - what a pleasure to learn and perform it. :-) We wish you both all the best and thank you again for choosing the BCB!
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Crystal
Wedding:
9/3/2016
5.0/5.0
If you're looking for legitimately the PERFECT band for your wedding, look no further. Our venue recommended the BCB on their website, so they were the first (and only) band we ever considered. They happened to be playing a free concert near us and as soon as we heard 30 seconds of the first song they played, we were hooked and knew that we had to have them! Cindy and I talked on the phone for literally hours and just made everything so relaxed and easy. We met with Cindy and Bob a couple of months prior to the wedding and spent hours at their house drinking wine and talking music and traveling. The two of them on their own are an absolute joy to be around, but on to the main event- the music!!

Bob took care of the pre-ceremony music, processional, sound for our ceremony, cocktail hour music and dinner music. It was pretty complicated to handle because there were three different areas during that time that he needed to cart around equipment. Bob made it seem like a piece of cake. Everything went so perfectly and I couldn't have imagined a more seamless transition from area to area. Then on to the main event...we had the BCB play for four hours straight after dinner of just dancing in the lodge for our wedding. While our wedding overall was spectacular, the one part that absolutely everyone commented on was the band. "Who ARE these people?!", was the general consensus. The band had everyone out on the dance floor the entire time, and at the end of the night, everyone was chanting, ONE MORE SONG! The song choice was perfect and Bob knew exactly how to keep the crowd interested and when to slide in a quick slow song. My favorite part of the evening was when my father and I danced to a special song in memory of my mother. It was better than the original. I had tears of joy streaming down my face the entire song, and I'll never forget it. You absolutely cannot go wrong with the BCB. Don't wait to book them!!
If you're looking for legitimately the PERFECT band for your wedding, look no further. Our venue recommended the BCB on Read more...
If you're looking for legitimately the PERFECT band for your wedding, look no further. Our venue recommended the BCB on their website, so they were the first (and only) band we ever considered. They happened to be playing a free concert near us and as soon as we heard 30 seconds of the first song they played, we were hooked and knew that we had to have them! Cindy and I talked on the phone for literally hours and just made everything so relaxed and easy. We met with Cindy and Bob a couple of months prior to the wedding and spent hours at their house drinking wine and talking music and traveling. The two of them on their own are an absolute joy to be around, but on to the main event- the music!!

Bob took care of the pre-ceremony music, processional, sound for our ceremony, cocktail hour music and dinner music. It was pretty complicated to handle because there were three different areas during that time that he needed to cart around equipment. Bob made it seem like a piece of cake. Everything went so perfectly and I couldn't have imagined a more seamless transition from area to area. Then on to the main event...we had the BCB play for four hours straight after dinner of just dancing in the lodge for our wedding. While our wedding overall was spectacular, the one part that absolutely everyone commented on was the band. "Who ARE these people?!", was the general consensus. The band had everyone out on the dance floor the entire time, and at the end of the night, everyone was chanting, ONE MORE SONG! The song choice was perfect and Bob knew exactly how to keep the crowd interested and when to slide in a quick slow song. My favorite part of the evening was when my father and I danced to a special song in memory of my mother. It was better than the original. I had tears of joy streaming down my face the entire song, and I'll never forget it. You absolutely cannot go wrong with the BCB. Don't wait to book them!! Read less
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The Bob Charest Band responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Crystal, for your very kind words! We, too, remember your dance with your dad with much fondness. We're happy to have worked with you and Nat to help make your wedding day super special and are glad everything went so smoothly. We thank you for choosing the BCB and look forward to following your travels and keeping in touch!
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Steven
Wedding:
8/14/2016
5.0/5.0
This is the second big event where I have hired the Bob Charest Band - my wedding! Having had them at my 60th birthday two years ago and with many of the same friends returning, I was amazed when so many people asked if I was "having that great band again." Since the wedding was in the midcoast of Maine, a real trek for many people, I said, "well, if I DO have the same band will come back to the midcoast?" Every one said yes - and then showed up to boot! Bob and Cindy have become good friends - long ago transcending what being a hired band would be. They lit up our life and I can't thank them enough.
This is the second big event where I have hired the Bob Charest Band - my wedding! Having had them at my 60th birthday two Read more...
This is the second big event where I have hired the Bob Charest Band - my wedding! Having had them at my 60th birthday two years ago and with many of the same friends returning, I was amazed when so many people asked if I was "having that great band again." Since the wedding was in the midcoast of Maine, a real trek for many people, I said, "well, if I DO have the same band will come back to the midcoast?" Every one said yes - and then showed up to boot! Bob and Cindy have become good friends - long ago transcending what being a hired band would be. They lit up our life and I can't thank them enough. Read less
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The Bob Charest Band responded with the following comments:

You are very welcome, Steven, and we thank you for the glowing review! We were touched that you chose the BCB to entertain at your wedding, and looked forward to it, remembering all the fun we had with everyone at your birthday celebration. It's been our pleasure to work with you and Ivan, and we wish you continued happiness.

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