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The Engagements Cover Band

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

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718-941-2295

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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
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
7+
What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?
Dance, Motown, Oldies, Pop, Rock
What music services do you provide?
Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Learning New Songs, Liability Insurance, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Vocals, Willing to Travel
What items are available?
Microphones, Sound/PA System

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Working with Aaron and The Engagements was a true pleasure. In our entire wedding planning process, The Engagements were our favorite vendors to work with. Not only were they extremely efficient and professional in their communications, but they continually put us at ease, responding to our requests with a great deal of flexibility and understanding. Their live performance was HANDS DOWN the best we've ever experienced at a wedding (of course, we're probably a little biased). We were touched by the number of songs the band was willing to learn for us, and by how many of our requested songs they played SO incredibly well. Hearing our favorite music on our wedding day was a magical experience we will remember for the rest of our lives. The Engagements made that possible and we will be forever grateful. Use this band if you have the opportunity to do so! You won't regret it!
Working with Aaron and The Engagements was a true pleasure. In our entire wedding planning process, The Engagements were Read more...
Working with Aaron and The Engagements was a true pleasure. In our entire wedding planning process, The Engagements were our favorite vendors to work with. Not only were they extremely efficient and professional in their communications, but they continually put us at ease, responding to our requests with a great deal of flexibility and understanding. Their live performance was HANDS DOWN the best we've ever experienced at a wedding (of course, we're probably a little biased). We were touched by the number of songs the band was willing to learn for us, and by how many of our requested songs they played SO incredibly well. Hearing our favorite music on our wedding day was a magical experience we will remember for the rest of our lives. The Engagements made that possible and we will be forever grateful. Use this band if you have the opportunity to do so! You won't regret it! Read less
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Cindi
Wedding:
5/29/2015
4.1/5.0
Kick Ass Band!
• Pros: We had The Engagements for our wedding. They were awesome! They played so many of our favorite and classic 60s, 70s, 80s hits. Our guests were dancing until the event ended, and even requested one last song at night end. At our reception, we often found ourselves in front of the band dancing with our hands in the air! Band was very accommodating and great to work with day of wedding.
• Cons: Response time wasn’t often as quick as we’d like but a few follow-ups got us what we needed.
Kick Ass Band!
• Pros: We had The Engagements for our wedding. They were awesome! They played so many of our favorite Read more...
Kick Ass Band!
• Pros: We had The Engagements for our wedding. They were awesome! They played so many of our favorite and classic 60s, 70s, 80s hits. Our guests were dancing until the event ended, and even requested one last song at night end. At our reception, we often found ourselves in front of the band dancing with our hands in the air! Band was very accommodating and great to work with day of wedding.
• Cons: Response time wasn’t often as quick as we’d like but a few follow-ups got us what we needed. Read less
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John
Wedding:
11/22/2014
5.0/5.0
The Engagements were a huge hit at our wedding. They had our guests, both young and old, dancing the entire time. Several guests told us it was one of the best weddings they've ever been to, and they raved about how fun the band was! A few guests have already asked for the band's contact info for future events.
The Engagements played a great mix of music and weren't cheesy like many other wedding bands we've seen. Aaron was also the epitome of professional. We were initially somewhat nervous about hiring a wedding band we'd never seen perform live, and we had a few conversations with Aaron before making our decision. One of the things that swayed us was that Aaron was extremely easy to deal with; he was responsive and accommodating to all of our requests. Before the wedding, we discussed with Aaron what we liked and didn't like, and the band took it from there. We were also having trouble deciding on a first dance song, and really appreciated the band's feedback on which songs they felt they could cover best - we ultimately loved their rendition of the song we chose. Throughout the reception they did an awesome job of reading the room and selecting songs accordingly, and the dance floor was packed all night.
I would definitely recommend The Engagements to anyone getting married or hosting a special event - they will not disappoint!
The Engagements were a huge hit at our wedding. They had our guests, both young and old, dancing the entire time. Several Read more...
The Engagements were a huge hit at our wedding. They had our guests, both young and old, dancing the entire time. Several guests told us it was one of the best weddings they've ever been to, and they raved about how fun the band was! A few guests have already asked for the band's contact info for future events.
The Engagements played a great mix of music and weren't cheesy like many other wedding bands we've seen. Aaron was also the epitome of professional. We were initially somewhat nervous about hiring a wedding band we'd never seen perform live, and we had a few conversations with Aaron before making our decision. One of the things that swayed us was that Aaron was extremely easy to deal with; he was responsive and accommodating to all of our requests. Before the wedding, we discussed with Aaron what we liked and didn't like, and the band took it from there. We were also having trouble deciding on a first dance song, and really appreciated the band's feedback on which songs they felt they could cover best - we ultimately loved their rendition of the song we chose. Throughout the reception they did an awesome job of reading the room and selecting songs accordingly, and the dance floor was packed all night.
I would definitely recommend The Engagements to anyone getting married or hosting a special event - they will not disappoint! Read less
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E
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
The Engagements put on an amazing show and made our wedding an absolute blast. Our guests have repeatedly told us how great these guys were and many of them asked for the band's contact info. Hopefully The Engagements won't become too famous by the time we have our 10-year anniversary party...! We would hire them again in a heartbeat.
The Engagements put on an amazing show and made our wedding an absolute blast. Our guests have repeatedly told us how Read more...
The Engagements put on an amazing show and made our wedding an absolute blast. Our guests have repeatedly told us how great these guys were and many of them asked for the band's contact info. Hopefully The Engagements won't become too famous by the time we have our 10-year anniversary party...! We would hire them again in a heartbeat. Read less
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Erica and Joe
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
The Engagements totally killed it our wedding! We fell in love with their music the minute we heard them online and when we called Aaron to book, he was attentive, easy to work with and took pride in customizing our special day. He traveled from Brooklyn to Manhattan in the pouring raining to discuss how the day would go and lock up last minute details. The music was amazing at wedding. All our guests kept asking where we got the band and how we found them. The dance party was nonstop, the sound and musicians were incredible, such talent, and they only took 2 short breaks. I wish we could celebrate with The Engagements every year - They truly made our day unforgettable and we could never thank them enough.
The Engagements totally killed it our wedding! We fell in love with their music the minute we heard them online and when Read more...
The Engagements totally killed it our wedding! We fell in love with their music the minute we heard them online and when we called Aaron to book, he was attentive, easy to work with and took pride in customizing our special day. He traveled from Brooklyn to Manhattan in the pouring raining to discuss how the day would go and lock up last minute details. The music was amazing at wedding. All our guests kept asking where we got the band and how we found them. The dance party was nonstop, the sound and musicians were incredible, such talent, and they only took 2 short breaks. I wish we could celebrate with The Engagements every year - They truly made our day unforgettable and we could never thank them enough. Read less
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Fred
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Aaron and his team delivered for our wedding on a very tight schedule (I think we came to them only a few weeks before the date), and we couldn't have been happier. They played all the right songs, and kept things going at a high energy for the whole set. The dance floor was packed all night, with guests of all ages. I'd be hard pressed to imagine a more ideal experience.
Aaron and his team delivered for our wedding on a very tight schedule (I think we came to them only a few weeks before the Read more...
Aaron and his team delivered for our wedding on a very tight schedule (I think we came to them only a few weeks before the date), and we couldn't have been happier. They played all the right songs, and kept things going at a high energy for the whole set. The dance floor was packed all night, with guests of all ages. I'd be hard pressed to imagine a more ideal experience. Read less
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Daniel
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
It's been four months since our wedding, and we're still blown away by how amazing the Engagements were. We even still get jealous when we see their instagram photos from other people's weddings. I finally got to writing this now because I overheard my friend from work telling a colleague who wasn't there how good the band at our wedding was. 4 months later!

We actually considered several bands managed by Lucy music, and because of scheduling ended up with the core of the Engagements plus a few members of the Affections. The result could not have been any better. As some of the other reviews have noted, they read the room perfectly, have something for everyone (more like everything for everyone) and there was not a single song that missed the mark. To quote the thank you email I sent the band shortly after the wedding: "I've never seen a wedding band clear the tables in less than two seconds every time they took the stage. I've never seen an entire wedding chanting in unison for an encore. An encore call?? At a wedding?!?!? ". While they bill as an 80s cover band, they do everything and they do it well. The musicians are all so unbelievably talented and they play together so well that it's hard to believe these are people you can actually hire to play just for you.

If the quality of the music isn't enough, Aaron made the whole process so easy. He was professional, responsive, easy going, and reassuring. He helped us consider all of the bands that he manages, and went out of his way to get us a chance to see the band live so we could make up our mind. He spent as much time as we needed going over the setlist, accommodated a few special requests (and they absolutely tore up We Can Work It Out, Stevie Wonder style), helped figure out arrangements for ceremony music, and coordinated everything he needed with our caterer and designer.

To quote myself again, "The Engagements should be selling out Barclay's instead of playing for 130." Hire them. Invite me.
It's been four months since our wedding, and we're still blown away by how amazing the Engagements were. We even still get Read more...
It's been four months since our wedding, and we're still blown away by how amazing the Engagements were. We even still get jealous when we see their instagram photos from other people's weddings. I finally got to writing this now because I overheard my friend from work telling a colleague who wasn't there how good the band at our wedding was. 4 months later!

We actually considered several bands managed by Lucy music, and because of scheduling ended up with the core of the Engagements plus a few members of the Affections. The result could not have been any better. As some of the other reviews have noted, they read the room perfectly, have something for everyone (more like everything for everyone) and there was not a single song that missed the mark. To quote the thank you email I sent the band shortly after the wedding: "I've never seen a wedding band clear the tables in less than two seconds every time they took the stage. I've never seen an entire wedding chanting in unison for an encore. An encore call?? At a wedding?!?!? ". While they bill as an 80s cover band, they do everything and they do it well. The musicians are all so unbelievably talented and they play together so well that it's hard to believe these are people you can actually hire to play just for you.

If the quality of the music isn't enough, Aaron made the whole process so easy. He was professional, responsive, easy going, and reassuring. He helped us consider all of the bands that he manages, and went out of his way to get us a chance to see the band live so we could make up our mind. He spent as much time as we needed going over the setlist, accommodated a few special requests (and they absolutely tore up We Can Work It Out, Stevie Wonder style), helped figure out arrangements for ceremony music, and coordinated everything he needed with our caterer and designer.

To quote myself again, "The Engagements should be selling out Barclay's instead of playing for 130." Hire them. Invite me. Read less
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Lara
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Why we love Aaron and the Engagements, by Lara & Rafi: We love music. All in, The Engagements were an exceptional part of our wedding and an excellent experience working together. A few reasons we love them.

Aaron - easy to work with, gave us a lot of information about weddings (could be a wedding planner on the side). Everything from the band, to the toast to the scheduling of cocktails, toasts, dinner and dancing was incredibly helpful. Spend 30 minutes with Aaron and you’re wedding planning life will be easier.
He asked what kind of wedding and atmosphere we wanted, listened and was very collaborative.

At the wedding he and the band had everyone on the dance floor for close to 5 hours. Many of our friends commented afterwards about how great our band was and some asked for the song set too.

Great musicians across the board: The band with vocals was so strong, and then with the full on horn section – was spectacular. Go for the horns. Who ever said after their wedding that they wish they hadn’t gotten the horn section?

If you love music: Aaron really knows music, what works at weddings, what doesn’t, what engages different groups of guests and will fit for your family and friends.

Examples: Told us what kinds of music gets out the younger crowd and older crowd – and both, and how to keep the evening moving to the pace we wanted.
Gave us a total number of songs per hour, so we knew how many to choose.
Told us which songs everyone asks for, but no one ends up dancing to.
Gave us a list of what they know and let us rank them for those we wanted to hear and specify those we didn’t want to hear.
Knows their limits and can say, “great song, we wont do it justice.”
Had a set number of songs that they would learn specifically for our wedding even if they didn’t know it.
Working with Aaron and the Engagements was easy, fun, and they helped make our wedding spectacular. We hope the best for them in every way too!
Rafi & Lara
Why we love Aaron and the Engagements, by Lara & Rafi: We love music. All in, The Engagements were an exceptional part of Read more...
Why we love Aaron and the Engagements, by Lara & Rafi: We love music. All in, The Engagements were an exceptional part of our wedding and an excellent experience working together. A few reasons we love them.

Aaron - easy to work with, gave us a lot of information about weddings (could be a wedding planner on the side). Everything from the band, to the toast to the scheduling of cocktails, toasts, dinner and dancing was incredibly helpful. Spend 30 minutes with Aaron and you’re wedding planning life will be easier.
He asked what kind of wedding and atmosphere we wanted, listened and was very collaborative.

At the wedding he and the band had everyone on the dance floor for close to 5 hours. Many of our friends commented afterwards about how great our band was and some asked for the song set too.

Great musicians across the board: The band with vocals was so strong, and then with the full on horn section – was spectacular. Go for the horns. Who ever said after their wedding that they wish they hadn’t gotten the horn section?

If you love music: Aaron really knows music, what works at weddings, what doesn’t, what engages different groups of guests and will fit for your family and friends.

Examples: Told us what kinds of music gets out the younger crowd and older crowd – and both, and how to keep the evening moving to the pace we wanted.
Gave us a total number of songs per hour, so we knew how many to choose.
Told us which songs everyone asks for, but no one ends up dancing to.
Gave us a list of what they know and let us rank them for those we wanted to hear and specify those we didn’t want to hear.
Knows their limits and can say, “great song, we wont do it justice.”
Had a set number of songs that they would learn specifically for our wedding even if they didn’t know it.
Working with Aaron and the Engagements was easy, fun, and they helped make our wedding spectacular. We hope the best for them in every way too!
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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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