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The Free Downloads

Providence , RI
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Providence, RI US (map)

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401-617-8378

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The Free Downloads are the hottest new wedding band in New England. Led by vocal sensations Neil Letendre and Sheree Dunwell, they have been receiving rave reviews over the past 3 years... Read more
The Free Downloads are the hottest new wedding band in New England. Led by vocal sensations Neil Letendre and Sheree Dunwell, they have been receiving rave reviews over the past 3 years for the tremendous energy they bring to each performance, and for their professionalism and attention to detail during the wedding planning process.

During a typical evening, you can expect to hear every style of popular music well represented--current top 40, classic rock, 80's, motown/soul, 90's, disco, and of course classic jazz and swing. The Free Downloads are very open to taking requests, and are always willing to be flexible about creating a specific song list that reflects your musical tastes.

You can also count on The Free Downloads to provide music for your Ceremony (classical guitar & violin) and Cocktail Hour.

For information on rates and availability, please contact Bandleader/Guitarist George Leonard at the phone or email listed on this page. Be sure to mention that you found the band on Wedding Wire!!! Read less
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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
7+
What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?
Acoustic, Blues, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock, Top 40
What music services do you provide?
Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Learning New Songs, MC, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Sample Performances, Vocals, Willing to Travel
What items are available?
Lighting, Microphones, Sound/PA System

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Meredith
Wedding:
7/25/2015
5.0/5.0
We cannot say enough good things about The Free Downloads. They were absolutely amazing at our wedding! From the ceremony, to cocktail hour, to the reception they were exceptional! They brought to much energy and enthusiasm to the celebration. I've never seen so many people on a dance floor at one time. Our guests were so impressed by the band. We would highly recommend them!!
We cannot say enough good things about The Free Downloads. They were absolutely amazing at our wedding! From the ceremony, Read more...
We cannot say enough good things about The Free Downloads. They were absolutely amazing at our wedding! From the ceremony, to cocktail hour, to the reception they were exceptional! They brought to much energy and enthusiasm to the celebration. I've never seen so many people on a dance floor at one time. Our guests were so impressed by the band. We would highly recommend them!! Read less
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Beth
Wedding:
7/10/2015
5.0/5.0
The Free Downloads were FANTASTIC! We hired them for our July wedding (ceremony and reception) and could not have asked for a better experience from beginning to end. They kept our guests dancing and managed to please a crowd of various ages. They are beyond talented! If you are looking for a great band and vocalists - look no further. We could not recommend The Free Downloads more! Thank you for making our day not only special, but FUN!
The Free Downloads were FANTASTIC! We hired them for our July wedding (ceremony and reception) and could not have asked Read more...
The Free Downloads were FANTASTIC! We hired them for our July wedding (ceremony and reception) and could not have asked for a better experience from beginning to end. They kept our guests dancing and managed to please a crowd of various ages. They are beyond talented! If you are looking for a great band and vocalists - look no further. We could not recommend The Free Downloads more! Thank you for making our day not only special, but FUN! Read less
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molly
Wedding:
6/27/2015
5.0/5.0
When we first got engaged, one of the my husband's must haves was an amazing band. From the initial emails about securing our date, to accommodating our unique venue, to the wedding reception itself, The Free Downloads made the entire process enjoyable. We were married on the Cape in my family's backyard and at the last minute, rain threatened to dissuade our outdoor reception. The Free Downloads rolled with the punches, securing a spot in the covered deck. When the rain did come, we just moved the party inside and held the reception in our kitchen. Through the entire night, The Free Downloads were professional, energetic, and phenomenal musicians. They kept our guests out on the dance floor (kitchen floor) all night long. We would have partied all night long if we had been able to as The Free Downloads were the highlight of our reception! They helped us turn what could have been a wedding disaster into one of the most amazing nights of our lives. Thank you to The Free Downloads for an amazing evening that we will never forget!
When we first got engaged, one of the my husband's must haves was an amazing band. From the initial emails about securing Read more...
When we first got engaged, one of the my husband's must haves was an amazing band. From the initial emails about securing our date, to accommodating our unique venue, to the wedding reception itself, The Free Downloads made the entire process enjoyable. We were married on the Cape in my family's backyard and at the last minute, rain threatened to dissuade our outdoor reception. The Free Downloads rolled with the punches, securing a spot in the covered deck. When the rain did come, we just moved the party inside and held the reception in our kitchen. Through the entire night, The Free Downloads were professional, energetic, and phenomenal musicians. They kept our guests out on the dance floor (kitchen floor) all night long. We would have partied all night long if we had been able to as The Free Downloads were the highlight of our reception! They helped us turn what could have been a wedding disaster into one of the most amazing nights of our lives. Thank you to The Free Downloads for an amazing evening that we will never forget! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
6/20/2015
5.0/5.0
Where to start? Our wedding was one of the best days of our lives - and a big part thanks to our band, the Free Downloads. We had 120 diverse guests - young and old, from all over the US, and several from abroad. Lots of different music tastes. EVERYBODY loved the band and had a phenomenal time (can you say Congo Line!). The Free Downloads also did a fantastic job with the important stuff that goes on behind the scenes - ours was a DIY wedding at a nontraditional venue, which meant some unusual requirements. We also threw a couple of last minute requests at them - they are very experienced, responsive, flexible and accommodating. I can't say enough glowing things about them. We (humbly, everybody) loved our wedding, and are so thankful we hired the Free Downloads. Our overall wedding budget wasn't big, but they are a great value, and worth every single penny.
Where to start? Our wedding was one of the best days of our lives - and a big part thanks to our band, the Free Downloads. Read more...
Where to start? Our wedding was one of the best days of our lives - and a big part thanks to our band, the Free Downloads. We had 120 diverse guests - young and old, from all over the US, and several from abroad. Lots of different music tastes. EVERYBODY loved the band and had a phenomenal time (can you say Congo Line!). The Free Downloads also did a fantastic job with the important stuff that goes on behind the scenes - ours was a DIY wedding at a nontraditional venue, which meant some unusual requirements. We also threw a couple of last minute requests at them - they are very experienced, responsive, flexible and accommodating. I can't say enough glowing things about them. We (humbly, everybody) loved our wedding, and are so thankful we hired the Free Downloads. Our overall wedding budget wasn't big, but they are a great value, and worth every single penny. Read less
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Tommy
Wedding:
11/29/2014
5.0/5.0
I’d like to start off by saying that this was the GREATEST band I have ever seen perform at a wedding! The Free Downloads played at our wedding reception November 29, 2014 at the Chatham Bars Inn and they absolutely brought down the house.
I had made a request to George asking if my grandfather who is also a musician could use their keyboard and play alongside the sax player for the cocktail hour. George was very accommodating and it was amazing to see the enjoyment my grandfather had playing. He raved about how professional everyone in the band was and how talented they were together.
After dinner everyone hit the dance floor and didn’t’ leave until the wedding was coming to an end. People would have stayed all night dancing if they were given the option; no one wanted the music to stop.
Since the wedding, my wife and I have received phone calls, texts and emails from our guests telling us that the band along with the wedding was unbelievable. I have already recommended this band to 3 friends that are getting married in 2015.
If you want a band to perform at your wedding that is very talented, a lot of fun and upbeat then I highly recommend The Free Downloads! -Tommy and Chrisse Weymouth MA 11/29/14
I’d like to start off by saying that this was the GREATEST band I have ever seen perform at a wedding! The Free Downloads Read more...
I’d like to start off by saying that this was the GREATEST band I have ever seen perform at a wedding! The Free Downloads played at our wedding reception November 29, 2014 at the Chatham Bars Inn and they absolutely brought down the house.
I had made a request to George asking if my grandfather who is also a musician could use their keyboard and play alongside the sax player for the cocktail hour. George was very accommodating and it was amazing to see the enjoyment my grandfather had playing. He raved about how professional everyone in the band was and how talented they were together.
After dinner everyone hit the dance floor and didn’t’ leave until the wedding was coming to an end. People would have stayed all night dancing if they were given the option; no one wanted the music to stop.
Since the wedding, my wife and I have received phone calls, texts and emails from our guests telling us that the band along with the wedding was unbelievable. I have already recommended this band to 3 friends that are getting married in 2015.
If you want a band to perform at your wedding that is very talented, a lot of fun and upbeat then I highly recommend The Free Downloads! -Tommy and Chrisse Weymouth MA 11/29/14 Read less
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Audra
Wedding:
11/1/2014
5.0/5.0
The Free Downloads are amazing!! We had them at our wedding in November and they played during our ceremony, cocktail hour, and 5 hour reception. Having a great band was really important to us. We saw close to 15 bands before we made our final decision with the Free Downloads, and we hired them immediately the first day we saw them. They are, by far, the best band we heard!
George is so easy to work with. He is professional, replies quickly to emails and phone calls, answered all of my questions and made sure I felt comfortable and confident about the events of the day.
My husband is from Idaho and grew up listening to country music, and not the pop country on the radio. George and the violinist learned a song for our ceremony and they played it perfectly.
The band learned another country song for our first dance and again, it was perfect. I think Neil sang it better than the original!
Sheree is unbelievable! There is literally nothing she cannot sing. From Frank Sinatra originals to Beyonce hits, she can sing it all and will definitely get your guests on the dance floor.
We had a very fun and energetic group of 200 guests at our wedding. My husband and I entered the reception to the band's cover of Whitney Houston's "I Want to Dance with Somebody" and all 200 people got onto the dance floor and started dancing.. this was at 6pm! The dance floor was packed the entire night and we even had guests chant ,"1 more song" not once, but twice, when the reception was over! This band is not only incredibly talented musically, but also fun, interactive with guests, and truly knows how to make a party one that no one will forget! I could go on forever, but if you are on here looking for a wedding band.. look no more- hire the Free Downloads!!
The Free Downloads are amazing!! We had them at our wedding in November and they played during our ceremony, cocktail Read more...
The Free Downloads are amazing!! We had them at our wedding in November and they played during our ceremony, cocktail hour, and 5 hour reception. Having a great band was really important to us. We saw close to 15 bands before we made our final decision with the Free Downloads, and we hired them immediately the first day we saw them. They are, by far, the best band we heard!
George is so easy to work with. He is professional, replies quickly to emails and phone calls, answered all of my questions and made sure I felt comfortable and confident about the events of the day.
My husband is from Idaho and grew up listening to country music, and not the pop country on the radio. George and the violinist learned a song for our ceremony and they played it perfectly.
The band learned another country song for our first dance and again, it was perfect. I think Neil sang it better than the original!
Sheree is unbelievable! There is literally nothing she cannot sing. From Frank Sinatra originals to Beyonce hits, she can sing it all and will definitely get your guests on the dance floor.
We had a very fun and energetic group of 200 guests at our wedding. My husband and I entered the reception to the band's cover of Whitney Houston's "I Want to Dance with Somebody" and all 200 people got onto the dance floor and started dancing.. this was at 6pm! The dance floor was packed the entire night and we even had guests chant ,"1 more song" not once, but twice, when the reception was over! This band is not only incredibly talented musically, but also fun, interactive with guests, and truly knows how to make a party one that no one will forget! I could go on forever, but if you are on here looking for a wedding band.. look no more- hire the Free Downloads!! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
George and the Free Downloads were the most amazing band! George was so professional and easy to work with. George was prompt in answering all of my questions while planning my wedding and always made time to talk. Not only did the band sound amazing their personality and enthusiasm shinned throughout the night. George and the band took the rains and played songs that really suited our guests. There wasn't an empty spot on the dance floor all night. We would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a band for a wedding or event. We will definitely visit them in Boston!!
George and the Free Downloads were the most amazing band! George was so professional and easy to work with. George was Read more...
George and the Free Downloads were the most amazing band! George was so professional and easy to work with. George was prompt in answering all of my questions while planning my wedding and always made time to talk. Not only did the band sound amazing their personality and enthusiasm shinned throughout the night. George and the band took the rains and played songs that really suited our guests. There wasn't an empty spot on the dance floor all night. We would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a band for a wedding or event. We will definitely visit them in Boston!! Read less
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David
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Amazing, truly amazing band. Throughout the planning process, George (the band leader) was always prompt, professional and honest in his correspondence. He was easy to work with and helped make everything run smoothly. Despite the other good reviews and listening to recorded tracks, I was still skeptical as I was unable to hear them live prior to our wedding. Thankfully, I was immediately relieved once our wedding began as they sound even better live than on the recordings. George played acoustic guitar during the ceremony, we had a trio play during the cocktail hour, and then the full band for the reception--all of them were great. George was willing to play any songs we requested for the ceremony and the band was even willing to learn a few extra songs on top of their expansive repertoire. I can honestly say this is the best wedding band I have ever heard (having been to a lot of weddings over the last few years). Not only do they sound incredible, but they get all of the little things right--breaks were timed appropriately, song selection was spot on, transitions both between songs and from songs to speeches were seamless, more subdued music was played during the meal, and (most importantly) everyone, from grandparents to teenagers, danced the entire night and had a blast. Now, more than six months after the event, people are still raving about the band.

Bottom line: book them and you won't regret it.
Amazing, truly amazing band. Throughout the planning process, George (the band leader) was always prompt, professional and Read more...
Amazing, truly amazing band. Throughout the planning process, George (the band leader) was always prompt, professional and honest in his correspondence. He was easy to work with and helped make everything run smoothly. Despite the other good reviews and listening to recorded tracks, I was still skeptical as I was unable to hear them live prior to our wedding. Thankfully, I was immediately relieved once our wedding began as they sound even better live than on the recordings. George played acoustic guitar during the ceremony, we had a trio play during the cocktail hour, and then the full band for the reception--all of them were great. George was willing to play any songs we requested for the ceremony and the band was even willing to learn a few extra songs on top of their expansive repertoire. I can honestly say this is the best wedding band I have ever heard (having been to a lot of weddings over the last few years). Not only do they sound incredible, but they get all of the little things right--breaks were timed appropriately, song selection was spot on, transitions both between songs and from songs to speeches were seamless, more subdued music was played during the meal, and (most importantly) everyone, from grandparents to teenagers, danced the entire night and had a blast. Now, more than six months after the event, people are still raving about the band.

Bottom line: book them and you won't regret it. Read less
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Debbie
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
My daughter and son-in-law got married this past Saturday in Little Compton Rhode Island. The success of the wedding had a large part to do with this band! They were wonderful. The music throughout the ceremony, cocktail hour and the entire reception exceeded our wishes and we couldn't have asked for more. The Free Downloads were professional, easy to communicate with, and the perfect choice for any wedding.
My daughter and son-in-law got married this past Saturday in Little Compton Rhode Island. The success of the wedding had a Read more...
My daughter and son-in-law got married this past Saturday in Little Compton Rhode Island. The success of the wedding had a large part to do with this band! They were wonderful. The music throughout the ceremony, cocktail hour and the entire reception exceeded our wishes and we couldn't have asked for more. The Free Downloads were professional, easy to communicate with, and the perfect choice for any wedding. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
There is literally nothing bad I could say about the Free Downloads. They were one of the best decisions we made about our wedding. George Leonard was the head of the band that we were fully in contact with throughout the process of the wedding. The literally stole the show at our wedding! Not only are the extremely talented- the singers voices are amazing and the band learned 4 songs for us (even though the said they would learn 3). We also had George play the classical Guitar at our ceremony and last minute he got a Ukulele to play because I wanted the Hawaiian version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Then we had him and some vocals playing for the cocktail hour. They did our entire wedding and I wouldn’t have changed our band for anything! We are a strange couple and our music ranged from Country to Classic Rock to top 40 and they rocked every stage- the only thing we didn’t want were the classic “wedding songs”- you know Journey and Bon Jovi types of songs. Do they have these to chose from.. OF COURSE… but any song we asked them NOT to play they didn’t and every song we asked them to play they DID! If you are looking for an amazing band in the RI or MA area do not over look the Free Downloads! Love love loved them!
There is literally nothing bad I could say about the Free Downloads. They were one of the best decisions we made about our Read more...
There is literally nothing bad I could say about the Free Downloads. They were one of the best decisions we made about our wedding. George Leonard was the head of the band that we were fully in contact with throughout the process of the wedding. The literally stole the show at our wedding! Not only are the extremely talented- the singers voices are amazing and the band learned 4 songs for us (even though the said they would learn 3). We also had George play the classical Guitar at our ceremony and last minute he got a Ukulele to play because I wanted the Hawaiian version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Then we had him and some vocals playing for the cocktail hour. They did our entire wedding and I wouldn’t have changed our band for anything! We are a strange couple and our music ranged from Country to Classic Rock to top 40 and they rocked every stage- the only thing we didn’t want were the classic “wedding songs”- you know Journey and Bon Jovi types of songs. Do they have these to chose from.. OF COURSE… but any song we asked them NOT to play they didn’t and every song we asked them to play they DID! If you are looking for an amazing band in the RI or MA area do not over look the Free Downloads! Love love loved them! Read less
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