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The Engagements Cover Band

New York , NY
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584 8th Ave
New York, NY US 10032 (map)
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ABOUT US

We are a wedding cover band based in Brooklyn, NY called The Engagements.

Catering to couples looking for a unique alternative to the typical, cookie-cutter wedding, we play a... Read more
We are a wedding cover band based in Brooklyn, NY called The Engagements.

Catering to couples looking for a unique alternative to the typical, cookie-cutter wedding, we play a lot of 80's covers, along with rare soul and Motown. Our set lists are full of songs that haven't been played to death at weddings.

Comprised of a group of professional musician friends, our band members have toured in the bands of some recognizable acts - from Michael McDonald and Michael Buble, to Sharon Jones and French Kicks.

We're an actual BAND, we love playing together, and we're constantly tweaking our set list to keep it fresh.

Check out our videos - we cover songs by Human League, Eurythmics, Al Green, Michael Jackson, Hall N Oates, Tears For Fears and more...

Contact us about our availability and we'll send you an info packet with a song list, and answers to FAQ's.

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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?
60s, 70s, 80s, Dance, Motown, Oldies, Pop, Rock, Soul
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

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Pamela
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
These guys are phenomenal. The cover songs they play are awesome, but the passion and fun they put into the music they play is nothing less than epic! The wedding was beautiful but these guys made the wedding unforgettable for us and for our guests. We had a diverse set of guests from various countries and various ages - from 2 years old to 90 years old - and EVERYONE was dancing. They have this uncanny ability to read the energy of the guests and play the appropriate music. We also wanted to give our guests a surprise by performing an Argentine rock song which Aaron and his team learned and played flawlessly. So you see, these guys don't just show up on the day and play, they work closely with you, they put on an amazing show and still make it all about you and your day.

With that kind of talent and professionalism, I won't be surprised if they soon start writing their own songs. I can't wait, they already have 2 fans :)
These guys are phenomenal. The cover songs they play are awesome, but the passion and fun they put into the music they Read more...
These guys are phenomenal. The cover songs they play are awesome, but the passion and fun they put into the music they play is nothing less than epic! The wedding was beautiful but these guys made the wedding unforgettable for us and for our guests. We had a diverse set of guests from various countries and various ages - from 2 years old to 90 years old - and EVERYONE was dancing. They have this uncanny ability to read the energy of the guests and play the appropriate music. We also wanted to give our guests a surprise by performing an Argentine rock song which Aaron and his team learned and played flawlessly. So you see, these guys don't just show up on the day and play, they work closely with you, they put on an amazing show and still make it all about you and your day.

With that kind of talent and professionalism, I won't be surprised if they soon start writing their own songs. I can't wait, they already have 2 fans :) Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
12/14/2013
5.0/5.0
When we got engaged, we knew what we were looking for and found it in the Engagements. This band plays songs that appeal to guests of all ages, everyone was dancing the whole night! They sound amazing! They are professional musicians who don't sound cheesy, but also are super warm and friendly. Aaron was a pleasure to work with during our engagement, I felt confident everything would run smoothly thanks to his time and attention. Hire these guys! Seriously!
When we got engaged, we knew what we were looking for and found it in the Engagements. This band plays songs that appeal Read more...
When we got engaged, we knew what we were looking for and found it in the Engagements. This band plays songs that appeal to guests of all ages, everyone was dancing the whole night! They sound amazing! They are professional musicians who don't sound cheesy, but also are super warm and friendly. Aaron was a pleasure to work with during our engagement, I felt confident everything would run smoothly thanks to his time and attention. Hire these guys! Seriously! Read less
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Andrew
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
We loved our time with the Engagements. They brought a freshness and a love of the music that we didn't expect we'd be able to find in the band we booked for our wedding.

They have an amazingly extensive song list, have a great feel for the room and the vibe of you and your guests, and complete command of their instruments and music. Before the date, they worked with us extensively on the set list, and created new arrangements of the processional music ("You Are the Everything" into "This is the One") and the recessional music ("Modern Love") that took ideas that we threw out and made them into brilliant lovely music. Although willing to play the recorded version for our first dance ("Into My Arms"), the bandleader Aaron offered to record a demo for us of their own arrangement of the song (at no added charge) and give us the opportunity to decide which one we liked more. We were blown away by the version that they made for us and had a very special first dance to their live version.

They were complete professionals in every sense, delivered everything they promised and were a huge part of the success of our wedding.

Andrew & Beth
We loved our time with the Engagements. They brought a freshness and a love of the music that we didn't expect we'd be Read more...
We loved our time with the Engagements. They brought a freshness and a love of the music that we didn't expect we'd be able to find in the band we booked for our wedding.

They have an amazingly extensive song list, have a great feel for the room and the vibe of you and your guests, and complete command of their instruments and music. Before the date, they worked with us extensively on the set list, and created new arrangements of the processional music ("You Are the Everything" into "This is the One") and the recessional music ("Modern Love") that took ideas that we threw out and made them into brilliant lovely music. Although willing to play the recorded version for our first dance ("Into My Arms"), the bandleader Aaron offered to record a demo for us of their own arrangement of the song (at no added charge) and give us the opportunity to decide which one we liked more. We were blown away by the version that they made for us and had a very special first dance to their live version.

They were complete professionals in every sense, delivered everything they promised and were a huge part of the success of our wedding.

Andrew & Beth Read less
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Josh
Wedding:
10/6/2013
5.0/5.0
I've been married a week and can't stop talking about what an amazing band we hired for our wedding. We'd met with several other bands, through some of the best known agencies in NYC, and when the band we were about to hire fell through, with four days to spare, I Googled "Best Wedding Bands in NYC" and somehow found the Engagements. And am I ever glad that I did. None of the other bands we'd been considering even came close to the Engagements in terms of what they could demonstrate to us ahead of time. The Engagements have many videos of their performances on Youtube and their website, and they have extensive playlists they could share with us, so that we could fine tune the music selections for our big day. The videos made it easy to get a feel for who we were hiring, and can I tell you, in all honesty, as amazing as the videos were, the Engagements were even better live. They rocked out music as varied as the Smiths, Talking Heads, the Cure, Marvin Gaye, Etta James and they even threw in amazing renditions of the BG's "How Deep is Your Love" and Pet Shop Boys' "West End Girls" (w/only4 daysNotice)Their singers and musicians are top notch... they are masters of the cover song, and indeed, they own these songs when they perform them, and they have fun with them. Their energy was contagious! My guests were boogying to the very last moment of our wedding, and this amazing music made our special day a true party and a day we will always remember. The Engagement's drummer and bandleader, Aaron, besides being a solid, groove-hammering percussionist, was extremely considerate, professional, and a real pleasure to work with. He calmed my nerves with days to spare, showed me how good my wedding could be, and delivered with his cohort an amazing experience which my guests, my wife and I will never forget. If you're getting married, have sophisticated taste in modern rock music, and want to create a special event, hire the Engagements! You won't be disappointed.
I've been married a week and can't stop talking about what an amazing band we hired for our wedding. We'd met with several Read more...
I've been married a week and can't stop talking about what an amazing band we hired for our wedding. We'd met with several other bands, through some of the best known agencies in NYC, and when the band we were about to hire fell through, with four days to spare, I Googled "Best Wedding Bands in NYC" and somehow found the Engagements. And am I ever glad that I did. None of the other bands we'd been considering even came close to the Engagements in terms of what they could demonstrate to us ahead of time. The Engagements have many videos of their performances on Youtube and their website, and they have extensive playlists they could share with us, so that we could fine tune the music selections for our big day. The videos made it easy to get a feel for who we were hiring, and can I tell you, in all honesty, as amazing as the videos were, the Engagements were even better live. They rocked out music as varied as the Smiths, Talking Heads, the Cure, Marvin Gaye, Etta James and they even threw in amazing renditions of the BG's "How Deep is Your Love" and Pet Shop Boys' "West End Girls" (w/only4 daysNotice)Their singers and musicians are top notch... they are masters of the cover song, and indeed, they own these songs when they perform them, and they have fun with them. Their energy was contagious! My guests were boogying to the very last moment of our wedding, and this amazing music made our special day a true party and a day we will always remember. The Engagement's drummer and bandleader, Aaron, besides being a solid, groove-hammering percussionist, was extremely considerate, professional, and a real pleasure to work with. He calmed my nerves with days to spare, showed me how good my wedding could be, and delivered with his cohort an amazing experience which my guests, my wife and I will never forget. If you're getting married, have sophisticated taste in modern rock music, and want to create a special event, hire the Engagements! You won't be disappointed. Read less
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Alexandra
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
We knew from the beginning that a fabulous band would be one of the most important elements of our wedding, and we had a very specific idea of what we wanted. No cheesy songs that you hear at every wedding and no top 40 pop -- we just wanted great music and to make sure that all of our friends and family would have a blast on the dance floor. We hired The Engagements based on the glowing reviews we read online and a great initial conversation with Aaron. No other band we researched came close in terms of repertoire, sound and general philosophy. The first time I heard The Engagements live was at our wedding when they started off the night with some Stevie Wonder (perfect song for the moment). As soon as I heard them play, I was filled with energy and joy - they were just as awesome as we had anticipated, and I proceeded to dance like crazy for the next four hours straight. My mom had so much fun dancing that she requested a thirty-minute extension at the end of the night, and the band generously agreed. I should also note that Aaron was an absolute pleasure to work with leading up to the event. He carefully noted all of our preferences, and The Engagements delivered a fantastic show that our friends and family are still raving about. I can't recommend The Engagements highly enough if music/dancing is a priority for your wedding.
We knew from the beginning that a fabulous band would be one of the most important elements of our wedding, and we had a Read more...
We knew from the beginning that a fabulous band would be one of the most important elements of our wedding, and we had a very specific idea of what we wanted. No cheesy songs that you hear at every wedding and no top 40 pop -- we just wanted great music and to make sure that all of our friends and family would have a blast on the dance floor. We hired The Engagements based on the glowing reviews we read online and a great initial conversation with Aaron. No other band we researched came close in terms of repertoire, sound and general philosophy. The first time I heard The Engagements live was at our wedding when they started off the night with some Stevie Wonder (perfect song for the moment). As soon as I heard them play, I was filled with energy and joy - they were just as awesome as we had anticipated, and I proceeded to dance like crazy for the next four hours straight. My mom had so much fun dancing that she requested a thirty-minute extension at the end of the night, and the band generously agreed. I should also note that Aaron was an absolute pleasure to work with leading up to the event. He carefully noted all of our preferences, and The Engagements delivered a fantastic show that our friends and family are still raving about. I can't recommend The Engagements highly enough if music/dancing is a priority for your wedding. Read less
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Guerin
Wedding:
6/30/2013
5.0/5.0
The Engagements were amazing! They definitely exceeded our expectations from the quality of the musicianship from the correspondence and planning prior to our big day. They were extremely helpful in working with us to design a custom playlist tailored to our individual taste and vibe we wanted to present to our guests. They helped create one of the most memorable days of lives. Our guest kept telling us how awesome our band was months after the wedding. I would highly recommend the Engagements to anyone who wants quality and wants to make their special event stand out from the rest!
The Engagements were amazing! They definitely exceeded our expectations from the quality of the musicianship from the Read more...
The Engagements were amazing! They definitely exceeded our expectations from the quality of the musicianship from the correspondence and planning prior to our big day. They were extremely helpful in working with us to design a custom playlist tailored to our individual taste and vibe we wanted to present to our guests. They helped create one of the most memorable days of lives. Our guest kept telling us how awesome our band was months after the wedding. I would highly recommend the Engagements to anyone who wants quality and wants to make their special event stand out from the rest! Read less
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David
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about how fantastic the Engagements are. They played amazing music at our wedding from beginning to end, and our guests were dancing the entire night. They specialize in Motown, Soul and 80s and their song list is extensive and of superb taste -- it reads like a menu of a music-lover's favorite songs. Even more impressive than their immense musical talent (and it's immense!) is how professional they are in dealing with their wedding couple. Since our first meeting with the bandleader Aaron, he was incredibly attentive to us, so helpful, and most important for a wedding vendor -- answered all the questions we had throughout the process. The entire experience working with them was such a delight. If you want a funky, unique and amazingly fun wedding, book this band. The Engagements are the perfect band for couples who love music and love to dance.
I can't say enough about how fantastic the Engagements are. They played amazing music at our wedding from beginning to Read more...
I can't say enough about how fantastic the Engagements are. They played amazing music at our wedding from beginning to end, and our guests were dancing the entire night. They specialize in Motown, Soul and 80s and their song list is extensive and of superb taste -- it reads like a menu of a music-lover's favorite songs. Even more impressive than their immense musical talent (and it's immense!) is how professional they are in dealing with their wedding couple. Since our first meeting with the bandleader Aaron, he was incredibly attentive to us, so helpful, and most important for a wedding vendor -- answered all the questions we had throughout the process. The entire experience working with them was such a delight. If you want a funky, unique and amazingly fun wedding, book this band. The Engagements are the perfect band for couples who love music and love to dance. Read less
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Holly
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
I have been married since June and am still receiving cards from guests exclaiming how incredible the music was at our wedding!

Everything about the Engagements was amazing. They are EXTREMELY talented musicians who clearly love what they do. They are true musicians and it shows! Everyone, all ages (from our 3 year old son to my 84 year old uncle) danced up a storm all night! I danced so much that I didn't even get a chance to go around to all of our guests tables!! The dance floor was packed and there were a lot of sweaty guests :)

My husband was very reluctant initially about hiring a band that played covers, concerned mostly that they would end up just sounding bad and cheesy and that they would not be able to play a range of music to cover the age range of our guests. I was nervous at first about hiring them as it was going to be a large part of our budget but I assure you, it was so worth it!
My husband loved the music, and has singled the band out as one of the best parts of our wedding! We had absolutely no complaints. They made the night a super fun party that everyone truly loved.

Also, I can't leave a review without mentioning Aaron the bandleader who was so sweet, accommodating and responsive - a true pleasure to work with. And Heather, one of the lead singers who graciously sang an a cappella version of Ave Maria for our ceremony. I was totally blown away, as were all our guests. She has such a beautiful and powerful voice, sings with such controlled emotion...it was absolutely moving. Another highlight of our evening!

So again, we could not recommend more highly this band. If you have hesitations, as it is definitely a big decision, the music for your wedding...just go for it...you will NOT be disappointed!!!
I have been married since June and am still receiving cards from guests exclaiming how incredible the music was at our Read more...
I have been married since June and am still receiving cards from guests exclaiming how incredible the music was at our wedding!

Everything about the Engagements was amazing. They are EXTREMELY talented musicians who clearly love what they do. They are true musicians and it shows! Everyone, all ages (from our 3 year old son to my 84 year old uncle) danced up a storm all night! I danced so much that I didn't even get a chance to go around to all of our guests tables!! The dance floor was packed and there were a lot of sweaty guests :)

My husband was very reluctant initially about hiring a band that played covers, concerned mostly that they would end up just sounding bad and cheesy and that they would not be able to play a range of music to cover the age range of our guests. I was nervous at first about hiring them as it was going to be a large part of our budget but I assure you, it was so worth it!
My husband loved the music, and has singled the band out as one of the best parts of our wedding! We had absolutely no complaints. They made the night a super fun party that everyone truly loved.

Also, I can't leave a review without mentioning Aaron the bandleader who was so sweet, accommodating and responsive - a true pleasure to work with. And Heather, one of the lead singers who graciously sang an a cappella version of Ave Maria for our ceremony. I was totally blown away, as were all our guests. She has such a beautiful and powerful voice, sings with such controlled emotion...it was absolutely moving. Another highlight of our evening!

So again, we could not recommend more highly this band. If you have hesitations, as it is definitely a big decision, the music for your wedding...just go for it...you will NOT be disappointed!!! Read less
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Caitlin
Wedding:
11/9/2012
5.0/5.0
If there is one thing that I can suggest to any new bride out there that cares about the music at their wedding it is this, HIRE THIS BAND! I cannot tell you enough how amazing they were! Super professional and incredibly talented. They play a great selection of awesome (non-cheesy) music that appeal to all ages and our guests barely sat they were dancing so much, in fact people still can't stop talking about how amazing they were! Worth every penny and I'd pay it again, they make me want to get married every year :)
If there is one thing that I can suggest to any new bride out there that cares about the music at their wedding it is Read more...
If there is one thing that I can suggest to any new bride out there that cares about the music at their wedding it is this, HIRE THIS BAND! I cannot tell you enough how amazing they were! Super professional and incredibly talented. They play a great selection of awesome (non-cheesy) music that appeal to all ages and our guests barely sat they were dancing so much, in fact people still can't stop talking about how amazing they were! Worth every penny and I'd pay it again, they make me want to get married every year :) Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Being huge music fans, we hired The Engagements to play our wedding after a search for a band that sounded more like those we like to see live, rather than a classic wedding band. From the moment we started working with them we knew we'd made the right choice. Aaron, the manager and drummer, is incredibly attentive and flexible, answering questions with detailed emails or calls and incorporating our unique song requests into our ceremony and playlist. They seemed to know how to play anything we asked for! We and all of our guests were blown away with the quality of their performance. We had a big New York City wedding with 265 people in attendance of all ages and high expectations. The dance floor was packed the whole night! Countless people told us it was the best wedding band they've ever heard. We chose high tide low tide by Bob Marley for our first dance and the lead singer nailed it! People couldn't stop marveling at how much it sounded like the original song! If you think the band makes the wedding, which it always does, go with The Engagements, you'll have a blast and folks won't forget it! -Lauren and Jeff
Being huge music fans, we hired The Engagements to play our wedding after a search for a band that sounded more like those Read more...
Being huge music fans, we hired The Engagements to play our wedding after a search for a band that sounded more like those we like to see live, rather than a classic wedding band. From the moment we started working with them we knew we'd made the right choice. Aaron, the manager and drummer, is incredibly attentive and flexible, answering questions with detailed emails or calls and incorporating our unique song requests into our ceremony and playlist. They seemed to know how to play anything we asked for! We and all of our guests were blown away with the quality of their performance. We had a big New York City wedding with 265 people in attendance of all ages and high expectations. The dance floor was packed the whole night! Countless people told us it was the best wedding band they've ever heard. We chose high tide low tide by Bob Marley for our first dance and the lead singer nailed it! People couldn't stop marveling at how much it sounded like the original song! If you think the band makes the wedding, which it always does, go with The Engagements, you'll have a blast and folks won't forget it! -Lauren and Jeff Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The best wedding band ever. Everyone said they had never had so much fun. Music catered to all ages. It was superb. Such nice guys / gals to work with. They exceeded our expectations.
The best wedding band ever. Everyone said they had never had so much fun. Music catered to all ages. It was superb. Such Read more...
The best wedding band ever. Everyone said they had never had so much fun. Music catered to all ages. It was superb. Such nice guys / gals to work with. They exceeded our expectations. Read less
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Avi
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Well, looking at this page of reviews, I'm not exactly bucking a trend here, so I'll be to the point-

You won't find a better wedding band. There are a few reasons for this.

The Engagements use top-notch musicians without exception, and you can see not only are they exceptional at what they do, but THEY ENJOY IT TOO! Too many weddings use bands that are falling asleep at the wheel, but The Engagements really bring the soul and the fun to your wedding. In addition to the amazing players and incredible singers, the other thing you worry about when planning a wedding is the people you will be dealing with.

Aaron, the drummer and manager of the band, is a God sent. He is patient, brings so much knowledge about what makes a wedding, has many connections to other vendors throughout the area, is calming, personable, fun, and genuinely is interested in the happiness of the couple and their families.

Folks, don't keep looking here. This is a no brainer. Forget the other bands. Nobody will make your wedding so memorable and musical as The Engagements will.

At the end of the wedding, guests leaving told me they felt they should've had to pay for tickets. Book this band before its too late!
Well, looking at this page of reviews, I'm not exactly bucking a trend here, so I'll be to the point-

You won't Read more...
Well, looking at this page of reviews, I'm not exactly bucking a trend here, so I'll be to the point-

You won't find a better wedding band. There are a few reasons for this.

The Engagements use top-notch musicians without exception, and you can see not only are they exceptional at what they do, but THEY ENJOY IT TOO! Too many weddings use bands that are falling asleep at the wheel, but The Engagements really bring the soul and the fun to your wedding. In addition to the amazing players and incredible singers, the other thing you worry about when planning a wedding is the people you will be dealing with.

Aaron, the drummer and manager of the band, is a God sent. He is patient, brings so much knowledge about what makes a wedding, has many connections to other vendors throughout the area, is calming, personable, fun, and genuinely is interested in the happiness of the couple and their families.

Folks, don't keep looking here. This is a no brainer. Forget the other bands. Nobody will make your wedding so memorable and musical as The Engagements will.

At the end of the wedding, guests leaving told me they felt they should've had to pay for tickets. Book this band before its too late! Read less
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Jim
Wedding:
10/7/2011
5.0/5.0
We can't say enough good things about this band. Not only were they stellar performers, but they were a pleasure to work with. Very accommodating, professional. We would highly recommend the engagements to anyone looking for an awesome band that can play all the classics from the 60s though to the 80s. Killed it! 'Nough said.
We can't say enough good things about this band. Not only were they stellar performers, but they were a pleasure to work Read more...
We can't say enough good things about this band. Not only were they stellar performers, but they were a pleasure to work with. Very accommodating, professional. We would highly recommend the engagements to anyone looking for an awesome band that can play all the classics from the 60s though to the 80s. Killed it! 'Nough said. Read less
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Robin P.
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
I cannot speak highly enough of The Engagements.

Aaron was an absolute pleasure to deal with during planning, and it was obvious that he was deeply invested in making sure we ended up with exactly what we wanted.

What we wanted was a kick-a** party, and that is exactly what The Engagements gave us! Their energy was incredible, their songs sounded amazing, and they rocked SO HARD. They rocked everything from Michael Jackson to Cindy Lauper to the Cure to the Beatles (and Prince and Bowie and I could go on and on!). People danced nonstop throughout the whole reception, and it seemed like every single person could not stop talking about how much they loved the band.

We didn't want to include any of the traditional activities in our reception (first dance, father-daughter/mother-son dance, cake cutting, bouquet toss, etc.), and the band did a fantastic job creating the perfect flow for the party without anyone feeling like elements were missing.

My favorite moment of the reception: At the very end, for the last song, the band played a killer rendition of Don't Stop Believing. Everyone (and I do mean EVERYONE--even people who were too shy to join in the dancing before) rushed the floor and danced their little hearts out. That's what Mike and I will always remember as the best end to the best party we ever could have asked for.

A million thank-you's, guys!

Robin (and Mike) P.
I cannot speak highly enough of The Engagements.

Aaron was an absolute pleasure to deal with during planning, and Read more...
I cannot speak highly enough of The Engagements.

Aaron was an absolute pleasure to deal with during planning, and it was obvious that he was deeply invested in making sure we ended up with exactly what we wanted.

What we wanted was a kick-a** party, and that is exactly what The Engagements gave us! Their energy was incredible, their songs sounded amazing, and they rocked SO HARD. They rocked everything from Michael Jackson to Cindy Lauper to the Cure to the Beatles (and Prince and Bowie and I could go on and on!). People danced nonstop throughout the whole reception, and it seemed like every single person could not stop talking about how much they loved the band.

We didn't want to include any of the traditional activities in our reception (first dance, father-daughter/mother-son dance, cake cutting, bouquet toss, etc.), and the band did a fantastic job creating the perfect flow for the party without anyone feeling like elements were missing.

My favorite moment of the reception: At the very end, for the last song, the band played a killer rendition of Don't Stop Believing. Everyone (and I do mean EVERYONE--even people who were too shy to join in the dancing before) rushed the floor and danced their little hearts out. That's what Mike and I will always remember as the best end to the best party we ever could have asked for.

A million thank-you's, guys!

Robin (and Mike) P. Read less
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Adam
Wedding:
6/19/2011
5.0/5.0
My wife and I got married in Westerly, RI in June 2011. We had heard many good things about "The Engagements" and decided to hire them after reviewing their videos & music online. Bottom line...this was the best wedding band we've ever heard or seen! I've been to over 100 weddings; some as a guest and most as a musician (in wedding bands). These guys were so good it was scary! The singers were insanely good and incredibly versatile! The band was comprised of top notch studio pros and their enthusiasm was apparent throughout the evening! My wife and I wanted a "fresh" reception without the normal wedding cheese and "The Engagements" delivered 110%. Every guest mentioned how good the band was...and that it was like being at a private concert! I would recommend this band to absolutely anyone!
My wife and I got married in Westerly, RI in June 2011. We had heard many good things about "The Engagements" and decided Read more...
My wife and I got married in Westerly, RI in June 2011. We had heard many good things about "The Engagements" and decided to hire them after reviewing their videos & music online. Bottom line...this was the best wedding band we've ever heard or seen! I've been to over 100 weddings; some as a guest and most as a musician (in wedding bands). These guys were so good it was scary! The singers were insanely good and incredibly versatile! The band was comprised of top notch studio pros and their enthusiasm was apparent throughout the evening! My wife and I wanted a "fresh" reception without the normal wedding cheese and "The Engagements" delivered 110%. Every guest mentioned how good the band was...and that it was like being at a private concert! I would recommend this band to absolutely anyone! Read less
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jacollins1
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
This is not a bride, this is a groom, so please keep that in mind while reading.

I have a double major, in jazz composition and performance from the Berklee College of Music, and am generally a music enthusiast. In my opinion, the most important pieces for our wedding were, in order of priority, the band, the food, and the venue.

I spent a significant amount of time researching bands in our area (Philadelphia), went to wedding band showcases, etc, but no band impressed me to a degree to which I'd be willing to spend $7-$12k.

I was browsing the internet, and came across The Engagements on YouTube. I wrote a note via 'Contact Us' page on their website, saying 'Probably not able to do our wedding, you look too expensive, it's 2 months prior to the gig, and you're in NYC, but can you make any recommendations b/c you guys look awesome', that kind of thing. Got a call back from Aaron, the drummer/band leader, an hour later.

He checked with the rest of the band, met me halfway on budget, and we booked The Engagements 2 days later.

From there everyone in the band executed absolutely seamlessly. Prior to the event Aaron spent a ton of time going through songs with me, and basically bent over backwards to make everything I wanted to happen a reality. Without going minute by minute, The Engagements, in my opinion, my wife's opinion, and in the opinion of every person in attendance, were the best wedding band we'd ever seen.

Friends/family still talk about these guys/girls almost reverently, and after 6 months I've had people say to me at least 5 times, while at other people's weddings at which a band of similar size/assumed budget is performing, "Your band was so much better than these guys". Keep in mind these other bands are charging $10k+ (showcase bands, etc).

Do yourself a favor and book these guys, it was the second best thing that happened on my wedding day. Jon Collins, Philadelphia, PA - jacollins1@gmail.com
This is not a bride, this is a groom, so please keep that in mind while reading.

I have a double major, in jazz Read more...
This is not a bride, this is a groom, so please keep that in mind while reading.

I have a double major, in jazz composition and performance from the Berklee College of Music, and am generally a music enthusiast. In my opinion, the most important pieces for our wedding were, in order of priority, the band, the food, and the venue.

I spent a significant amount of time researching bands in our area (Philadelphia), went to wedding band showcases, etc, but no band impressed me to a degree to which I'd be willing to spend $7-$12k.

I was browsing the internet, and came across The Engagements on YouTube. I wrote a note via 'Contact Us' page on their website, saying 'Probably not able to do our wedding, you look too expensive, it's 2 months prior to the gig, and you're in NYC, but can you make any recommendations b/c you guys look awesome', that kind of thing. Got a call back from Aaron, the drummer/band leader, an hour later.

He checked with the rest of the band, met me halfway on budget, and we booked The Engagements 2 days later.

From there everyone in the band executed absolutely seamlessly. Prior to the event Aaron spent a ton of time going through songs with me, and basically bent over backwards to make everything I wanted to happen a reality. Without going minute by minute, The Engagements, in my opinion, my wife's opinion, and in the opinion of every person in attendance, were the best wedding band we'd ever seen.

Friends/family still talk about these guys/girls almost reverently, and after 6 months I've had people say to me at least 5 times, while at other people's weddings at which a band of similar size/assumed budget is performing, "Your band was so much better than these guys". Keep in mind these other bands are charging $10k+ (showcase bands, etc).

Do yourself a favor and book these guys, it was the second best thing that happened on my wedding day. Jon Collins, Philadelphia, PA - jacollins1@gmail.com Read less
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adh25
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Why doesn't Wedding Wire allow 6 stars? These guys deserve all of 'em.

My wife and I hired The Engagements to play our wedding last weekend, and let me tell you: they rocked the house. Sweet '80s (and '70s) tunes got people to rush -- RUSH -- onto the dance floor, and our guests danced all night. Michael Jackson, A-Ha, Al Green, The Zombies, Journey, Simple Minds, Bon Jovi, The Eurythmics, and more -- fun, non-traditional wedding fare. These guys are incredibly talented, with a huge vocal and instrumental range. They electrified the place all night.

They also couldn't be easier to work with. We requested songs that weren't on their (already extensive) play list, and they happily accommodated us. We met with them several times over the past few months in New York, and they were amenable to all of our ideas. They also had plenty of creative ideas themselves -- for instrumental music prior to our ceremony, for cocktail hour, and for the reception.

Folks after our wedding came up to us to remark how great the band was and to tell us how much fun they had. If only they played New York bars on a frequent basis, too.
Why doesn't Wedding Wire allow 6 stars? These guys deserve all of 'em.

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Why doesn't Wedding Wire allow 6 stars? These guys deserve all of 'em.

My wife and I hired The Engagements to play our wedding last weekend, and let me tell you: they rocked the house. Sweet '80s (and '70s) tunes got people to rush -- RUSH -- onto the dance floor, and our guests danced all night. Michael Jackson, A-Ha, Al Green, The Zombies, Journey, Simple Minds, Bon Jovi, The Eurythmics, and more -- fun, non-traditional wedding fare. These guys are incredibly talented, with a huge vocal and instrumental range. They electrified the place all night.

They also couldn't be easier to work with. We requested songs that weren't on their (already extensive) play list, and they happily accommodated us. We met with them several times over the past few months in New York, and they were amenable to all of our ideas. They also had plenty of creative ideas themselves -- for instrumental music prior to our ceremony, for cocktail hour, and for the reception.

Folks after our wedding came up to us to remark how great the band was and to tell us how much fun they had. If only they played New York bars on a frequent basis, too. Read less
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LibertyH
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
We looked at a lot of bands before finding The Engagements and we are SO happy we did our research! They were incredibly attentive to what we wanted for the event, from Buddy Holly for the ceremony, a great jazz trio for the cocktail hour, and a fantastic soul/80s 10 piece band for the party that kept everyone dancing the whole night. The energy was incredible! Also, they did an amazing job with our first song even though it wasn't part of their usual repertoire. It meant so much to us!
We looked at a lot of bands before finding The Engagements and we are SO happy we did our research! They were incredibly Read more...
We looked at a lot of bands before finding The Engagements and we are SO happy we did our research! They were incredibly attentive to what we wanted for the event, from Buddy Holly for the ceremony, a great jazz trio for the cocktail hour, and a fantastic soul/80s 10 piece band for the party that kept everyone dancing the whole night. The energy was incredible! Also, they did an amazing job with our first song even though it wasn't part of their usual repertoire. It meant so much to us! Read less
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Shirley
Wedding:
4/2/2011
5.0/5.0
This band is AWESOME. My husband and I listened to A LOT of bands before picking one for our wedding, and when we heard the Engagements, they just totally blew all the other "wedding" bands away. We came across live footage of them playing at actual weddings on YouTube, and even with a live camcorder recording, we could tell that they had a level of musicianship that was so much higher than a lot of the typical "wedding" bands that you come across with fancy press kit videos. (The Engagements also have some press kit videos, and again, shows off their level of musicianship, but my husband and I are picky music people so we like to listen to live recordings.) Needless to say, when the Engagements played at our wedding last weekend, they did not disappoint. The were AWESOME. All night, our guests kept telling us how great the band sounded, and even in the days after the wedding, people were still talking about how great the band was. Our guests ranged from people who never listen to American pop music (or don't know anything about music, really) to professional musicians, and both groups and everyone in between just LOVED the band. In addition to being great musicians, the Engagements also managed to get EVERYONE on the dance floor - including relatives that I have NEVER seen EVER dance before at weddings. They even managed to get my great-aunt to get on the dance floor - that's pretty awesome. The band has a very extensive repertoire of pop songs from the 70's and 80's (mostly soul, funk, R&B and 80's pop), so there was literally a song for everyone at the wedding. Prior to the wedding, I had provided a list of requests to the band and some picky specifications as to what versions of certain songs I wished to be played, and again, day of wedding, the band did not disappoint. They listened to literally EVERYTHING (yes, all annoying picky specifications) I said, played the songs EXACTLY as specified, and very often sounded like the original recording. Often times "good" tight cover bands will play the music, but lose the original feel and groove of a song, but the musicians in the Engagements are THAT good (versatile, talented, and respect the music they play), and do get the nuances of every cover they play, and that's what makes them a "great" cover band. They are worth every penny - you really do get what you pay for. I highly recommend them for any event.
This band is AWESOME. My husband and I listened to A LOT of bands before picking one for our wedding, and when we heard Read more...
This band is AWESOME. My husband and I listened to A LOT of bands before picking one for our wedding, and when we heard the Engagements, they just totally blew all the other "wedding" bands away. We came across live footage of them playing at actual weddings on YouTube, and even with a live camcorder recording, we could tell that they had a level of musicianship that was so much higher than a lot of the typical "wedding" bands that you come across with fancy press kit videos. (The Engagements also have some press kit videos, and again, shows off their level of musicianship, but my husband and I are picky music people so we like to listen to live recordings.) Needless to say, when the Engagements played at our wedding last weekend, they did not disappoint. The were AWESOME. All night, our guests kept telling us how great the band sounded, and even in the days after the wedding, people were still talking about how great the band was. Our guests ranged from people who never listen to American pop music (or don't know anything about music, really) to professional musicians, and both groups and everyone in between just LOVED the band. In addition to being great musicians, the Engagements also managed to get EVERYONE on the dance floor - including relatives that I have NEVER seen EVER dance before at weddings. They even managed to get my great-aunt to get on the dance floor - that's pretty awesome. The band has a very extensive repertoire of pop songs from the 70's and 80's (mostly soul, funk, R&B and 80's pop), so there was literally a song for everyone at the wedding. Prior to the wedding, I had provided a list of requests to the band and some picky specifications as to what versions of certain songs I wished to be played, and again, day of wedding, the band did not disappoint. They listened to literally EVERYTHING (yes, all annoying picky specifications) I said, played the songs EXACTLY as specified, and very often sounded like the original recording. Often times "good" tight cover bands will play the music, but lose the original feel and groove of a song, but the musicians in the Engagements are THAT good (versatile, talented, and respect the music they play), and do get the nuances of every cover they play, and that's what makes them a "great" cover band. They are worth every penny - you really do get what you pay for. I highly recommend them for any event. Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
11/27/2010
4.8/5.0
The Engagements are incredible! They are fantastic performers and musicians. I am so glad we hired them to play our wedding. The dance floor was packed the whole night.
The Engagements are incredible! They are fantastic performers and musicians. I am so glad we hired them to play our Read more...
The Engagements are incredible! They are fantastic performers and musicians. I am so glad we hired them to play our wedding. The dance floor was packed the whole night. Read less
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grayson
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
This is the band that you want to hire for your wedding. My wife made it my responsibility to find the band and while every element of a wedding is important I think the band can make good food taste great, a decent venue the tajmahal, pretty flowers amazing flowers. The Engagements were low key to deal with before hand and absolutely delivered the day of. They were not corny or cheesy, they had a lot of fun without making it about them, and ultimately they can play their asses off.
This is the band that you want to hire for your wedding. My wife made it my responsibility to find the band and while Read more...
This is the band that you want to hire for your wedding. My wife made it my responsibility to find the band and while every element of a wedding is important I think the band can make good food taste great, a decent venue the tajmahal, pretty flowers amazing flowers. The Engagements were low key to deal with before hand and absolutely delivered the day of. They were not corny or cheesy, they had a lot of fun without making it about them, and ultimately they can play their asses off. Read less
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Vanessa
Wedding:
8/22/2010
5.0/5.0
This band literally made our wedding. They are all independently successful musicians who enjoy coming together to provide the ever-important musical element for a couple's big day. They were happy to learn a few new songs to give us just what we were looking for, and they played well over the time we were allotted. The first few sets of soul/motown got everyone on the dance floor, and then they rocked out with a bunch of 80s and 90s dance hits. By the end of the night, we were all sore from dancing so hard, but our friends kept The Engagements around for an encore when they started chanting "One More Song! One More Song!" Best. Band. Ever.
This band literally made our wedding. They are all independently successful musicians who enjoy coming together to provide Read more...
This band literally made our wedding. They are all independently successful musicians who enjoy coming together to provide the ever-important musical element for a couple's big day. They were happy to learn a few new songs to give us just what we were looking for, and they played well over the time we were allotted. The first few sets of soul/motown got everyone on the dance floor, and then they rocked out with a bunch of 80s and 90s dance hits. By the end of the night, we were all sore from dancing so hard, but our friends kept The Engagements around for an encore when they started chanting "One More Song! One More Song!" Best. Band. Ever. Read less
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Jeff
Wedding:
8/22/2010
5.0/5.0
This band offered us the ultimate in options and flexibility. My wife and I planned every little aspect of our wedding ourselves and we had a great time doing it-- but by FAR our best interactions were with this band-- and specifically, Aaron. He was laid-back, but attentive, respectful and full of good suggestions. PLUS THE MUSIC MADE THE PARTY. They were well worth every penny, and worked with us to be sure we didn't break the bank, either. They hauled out of NYC to the Catskills and asked nothing of us. They put on a show that will go down in our family's history that got EVERYONE up and dancing. (Including a thrilling rendition of Total Eclipse of the Heart, that is my favorite memory.) Amazing. I've never had so much fun and I recommend them to anyone who wants a truly memorable party.
This band offered us the ultimate in options and flexibility. My wife and I planned every little aspect of our wedding Read more...
This band offered us the ultimate in options and flexibility. My wife and I planned every little aspect of our wedding ourselves and we had a great time doing it-- but by FAR our best interactions were with this band-- and specifically, Aaron. He was laid-back, but attentive, respectful and full of good suggestions. PLUS THE MUSIC MADE THE PARTY. They were well worth every penny, and worked with us to be sure we didn't break the bank, either. They hauled out of NYC to the Catskills and asked nothing of us. They put on a show that will go down in our family's history that got EVERYONE up and dancing. (Including a thrilling rendition of Total Eclipse of the Heart, that is my favorite memory.) Amazing. I've never had so much fun and I recommend them to anyone who wants a truly memorable party. Read less
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Douglas
Wedding:
6/13/2010
5.0/5.0
The Enagagements were timely, professional and flexible...they seriously rocked! Their understanding of the occcasion and how to cater to our needs could not have been better. To this day, I get people telling me how great the band was and asking me how I found them. They rocked hard all night, and were able to read the crowd and timbre of the party and adjust their style, song choice and volume perfectly. I would have them play any and every occasion I could and can't wait to see them at their next gig. Not only am I a happy customer, but also a fan!
The Enagagements were timely, professional and flexible...they seriously rocked! Their understanding of the occcasion and Read more...
The Enagagements were timely, professional and flexible...they seriously rocked! Their understanding of the occcasion and how to cater to our needs could not have been better. To this day, I get people telling me how great the band was and asking me how I found them. They rocked hard all night, and were able to read the crowd and timbre of the party and adjust their style, song choice and volume perfectly. I would have them play any and every occasion I could and can't wait to see them at their next gig. Not only am I a happy customer, but also a fan! Read less
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