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The Free Downloads

Providence , RI

LOCATION

Providence, RI US (map)
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ABOUT US

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
What is the size of your band?
Large (6+ musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Funk, Jazz, Motown, Pop, R&B, Rock, Soul
Do you have liability insurance?
No

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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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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
George & The Free Downloads were AMAZING! It was a pleasure working with them from the very beginning, making the entire process so easy and enjoyable. Our wedding reception was fantastic and we had so many people on the dance floor the entire night... we didn't want them to ever stop! We have had so many people from our wedding say that they were the best wedding band! We cannot say enough great things about them!
George & The Free Downloads were AMAZING! It was a pleasure working with them from the very beginning, making the entire Read more...
George & The Free Downloads were AMAZING! It was a pleasure working with them from the very beginning, making the entire process so easy and enjoyable. Our wedding reception was fantastic and we had so many people on the dance floor the entire night... we didn't want them to ever stop! We have had so many people from our wedding say that they were the best wedding band! We cannot say enough great things about them! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had our wedding on July 5th on an absolutely PERFECT day in Wolfeboro, NH! One of the most important parts of planning our wedding for us was choosing a band. The music at a wedding can be the difference between a great party that everyone has tons of fun at and just a so-so wedding. But we live in Hong Kong, so choosing a band from the other side of the planet was a challenge, as we couldn't just go see them!
After a long search and watching many YouTube videos and reading the great reviews, we settled on The Free Downloads. First of all, George was awesome to work with. Responded so quickly to all our emails and accommodated all our requests, so easy! And at the wedding THEY WERE ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! They had people on the dance floor the moment dinner ended. And I don't mean like 3 or 4 people, there were instantly like 25 people dancing, which I have never seen at a wedding before.
They played the perfect mix of songs for our crowd and everyone loved every second of it. One of my friends requested Shout... if you hire the Free Downloads, I HIGHLY recommend you request this. It was one of the most fun few minutes of the night! The singers were down with the crowd dancing and getting everyone so involved, I cannot say enough good things!
In the weeks since the wedding we have had so many of our guests tell us it was the most fun they have ever had at a wedding, or that it was the best band they have ever seen at a wedding.
Hiring the Free Downloads was the best decision we made in regards to our wedding planning. We love them!! Thank you so much Free Downloads!!!!!!
My husband and I had our wedding on July 5th on an absolutely PERFECT day in Wolfeboro, NH! One of the most important Read more...
My husband and I had our wedding on July 5th on an absolutely PERFECT day in Wolfeboro, NH! One of the most important parts of planning our wedding for us was choosing a band. The music at a wedding can be the difference between a great party that everyone has tons of fun at and just a so-so wedding. But we live in Hong Kong, so choosing a band from the other side of the planet was a challenge, as we couldn't just go see them!
After a long search and watching many YouTube videos and reading the great reviews, we settled on The Free Downloads. First of all, George was awesome to work with. Responded so quickly to all our emails and accommodated all our requests, so easy! And at the wedding THEY WERE ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! They had people on the dance floor the moment dinner ended. And I don't mean like 3 or 4 people, there were instantly like 25 people dancing, which I have never seen at a wedding before.
They played the perfect mix of songs for our crowd and everyone loved every second of it. One of my friends requested Shout... if you hire the Free Downloads, I HIGHLY recommend you request this. It was one of the most fun few minutes of the night! The singers were down with the crowd dancing and getting everyone so involved, I cannot say enough good things!
In the weeks since the wedding we have had so many of our guests tell us it was the most fun they have ever had at a wedding, or that it was the best band they have ever seen at a wedding.
Hiring the Free Downloads was the best decision we made in regards to our wedding planning. We love them!! Thank you so much Free Downloads!!!!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married this June at the Kennebunk River Club Boathouse in Maine. We couldn't have been more happy with The Free Downloads! They were awesome! They played every song we requested and engaged the guests. Everyone keeps complimenting us on how great the band was. Thank you SO much for making our special day even better than we expected! Highly recommend this band!!!
My husband and I got married this June at the Kennebunk River Club Boathouse in Maine. We couldn't have been more happy Read more...
My husband and I got married this June at the Kennebunk River Club Boathouse in Maine. We couldn't have been more happy with The Free Downloads! They were awesome! They played every song we requested and engaged the guests. Everyone keeps complimenting us on how great the band was. Thank you SO much for making our special day even better than we expected! Highly recommend this band!!! Read less
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Alison
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
The Free Downloads were an awesome addition to our wedding! It would not have been the same without them. George, the band leader/guitar player, was very easy to communicate with and great to work with. George also played classical guitar during our ceremony, which was well done and a nice touch. The sax and piano players played some jazz tunes during cocktail hour, which was also great! The band was able to learn two new songs for us, and they tailored their playlist for the night to our wants/needs. Guests from ages 14-85 were dancing all night long and multiple people told us they were the best wedding band they had ever heard. A few guests even thought we were playing a CD during dinner, when it was just the band playing in the background! We would highly recommend The Free Downloads to anyone looking for a band for any event!
The Free Downloads were an awesome addition to our wedding! It would not have been the same without them. George, the band Read more...
The Free Downloads were an awesome addition to our wedding! It would not have been the same without them. George, the band leader/guitar player, was very easy to communicate with and great to work with. George also played classical guitar during our ceremony, which was well done and a nice touch. The sax and piano players played some jazz tunes during cocktail hour, which was also great! The band was able to learn two new songs for us, and they tailored their playlist for the night to our wants/needs. Guests from ages 14-85 were dancing all night long and multiple people told us they were the best wedding band they had ever heard. A few guests even thought we were playing a CD during dinner, when it was just the band playing in the background! We would highly recommend The Free Downloads to anyone looking for a band for any event! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Bridget
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Hands down the best wedding band ever!! From the first listen online, we knew The Free Downloads were the band for us. George is an absolute pleasure to work with and is extremely responsive and professional. Their playlist is amazing - there is something for everyone. They knocked every song out of the park! Our guests continue to rave about the band; they were simply blown away by their talent and enthusiasm. They kept the energy going all night and the dance floor packed until the very end. Thank you so much for making our wedding so memorable!!! We highly recommend booking The Free Downloads for your wedding - THEY ARE AMAZING!!
Hands down the best wedding band ever!! From the first listen online, we knew The Free Downloads were the band for us. Read more...
Hands down the best wedding band ever!! From the first listen online, we knew The Free Downloads were the band for us. George is an absolute pleasure to work with and is extremely responsive and professional. Their playlist is amazing - there is something for everyone. They knocked every song out of the park! Our guests continue to rave about the band; they were simply blown away by their talent and enthusiasm. They kept the energy going all night and the dance floor packed until the very end. Thank you so much for making our wedding so memorable!!! We highly recommend booking The Free Downloads for your wedding - THEY ARE AMAZING!! Read less
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Shawn
Wedding:
4/25/2014
5.0/5.0
My daughter and I reviewed various bands to play her wedding in Newport, RI and narrowed it down to a couple bands quickly. I can say without a doubt that The Free Downloads were the best choice! George and the band were great to work with - professional, friendly, and FUN!
They played all of the bride & groom's requested songs and played them GREAT! I am a musician and was really impressed with how well they covered the songs and how they read the crowd and kept the dancing going till we had to leave! If you have any Red Sox fans be sure and have them play Sweet Caroline...and Louie Louie for SURE! Sheree, the female lead singer has some PIPES and nailed everything she sang. So did Neil, he has a GREAT voice. Everyone in the band is a talented musician and they sound so great together.
Everyone that went to the reception that I've talked to since keeps talking about how great the band was! Nice job gang, you made my daughter's and our day!
Shawn
My daughter and I reviewed various bands to play her wedding in Newport, RI and narrowed it down to a couple bands Read more...
My daughter and I reviewed various bands to play her wedding in Newport, RI and narrowed it down to a couple bands quickly. I can say without a doubt that The Free Downloads were the best choice! George and the band were great to work with - professional, friendly, and FUN!
They played all of the bride & groom's requested songs and played them GREAT! I am a musician and was really impressed with how well they covered the songs and how they read the crowd and kept the dancing going till we had to leave! If you have any Red Sox fans be sure and have them play Sweet Caroline...and Louie Louie for SURE! Sheree, the female lead singer has some PIPES and nailed everything she sang. So did Neil, he has a GREAT voice. Everyone in the band is a talented musician and they sound so great together.
Everyone that went to the reception that I've talked to since keeps talking about how great the band was! Nice job gang, you made my daughter's and our day!
Shawn Read less
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Bri
Wedding:
4/25/2014
5.0/5.0
I wanted to follow up the review my Dad made below. My husband and I wanted everyone at our wedding to have a blast and to dance all night. The Free Downloads played a huge role in accomplishing that goal. I cannot say enough good things about this band. We gave George a list of songs but ultimately said we wanted to keep the party going. They played songs that werent on our list but knew what and when to play them. EVERY generation enjoyed the music which can be really tricky to do. They knew their audience so well and knew when was the right time to perform each song. I will never forget that day and I can honestly say dancing with all my friends and family was the very best part. They are worth every penny.
I wanted to follow up the review my Dad made below. My husband and I wanted everyone at our wedding to have a blast and to Read more...
I wanted to follow up the review my Dad made below. My husband and I wanted everyone at our wedding to have a blast and to dance all night. The Free Downloads played a huge role in accomplishing that goal. I cannot say enough good things about this band. We gave George a list of songs but ultimately said we wanted to keep the party going. They played songs that werent on our list but knew what and when to play them. EVERY generation enjoyed the music which can be really tricky to do. They knew their audience so well and knew when was the right time to perform each song. I will never forget that day and I can honestly say dancing with all my friends and family was the very best part. They are worth every penny. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
2/15/2014
5.0/5.0
What a GREAT band!!! Having The Free Downloads at our wedding was one of the best decisions we made. Our guests are still talking about how amazing they were and how much fun it was to be there with them.
George was great to work with and was extremely responsive with questions. He was very organized and supplied us with all the information we needed. For our cocktail hour we did a folksy acoustic guitar with George and one other member of the band. It was really great. Our guests enjoyed the music and it was nice to have something just a little bit different.
For the reception the band was unbelievable. They had the dance floor packed most of the night. Sheree and Neil sounded amazing. They came out on the dance floor a number of times and really got the crowd going.
What a GREAT band!!! Having The Free Downloads at our wedding was one of the best decisions we made. Our guests are still Read more...
What a GREAT band!!! Having The Free Downloads at our wedding was one of the best decisions we made. Our guests are still talking about how amazing they were and how much fun it was to be there with them.
George was great to work with and was extremely responsive with questions. He was very organized and supplied us with all the information we needed. For our cocktail hour we did a folksy acoustic guitar with George and one other member of the band. It was really great. Our guests enjoyed the music and it was nice to have something just a little bit different.
For the reception the band was unbelievable. They had the dance floor packed most of the night. Sheree and Neil sounded amazing. They came out on the dance floor a number of times and really got the crowd going. Read less
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Vanessa
Wedding:
12/31/2013
5.0/5.0
It is an absolute pleasure to write The Free Downloads a glowing review. The Free Downloads were outstanding! We knew the minute we met the band at our own private preview, where the band played for us in their studio, that they were the band we wanted for our wedding day. They had great chemistry with one and other and it was easy to see they love what they do. From there on, George was extremely easy to work with and very informative throughout the planning process.

The night of our wedding we did not even have to think or worry about how the band would preform because we were so confident in them. The band played great music throughout the night and brought us and our guests into the New Year with a bang. All of our guests have told us over and over how great our band was and how much fun they had because of the band and the music they played. The Free Downloads got into the party coming down from the stage to interact with the guests. Everyone was on the dance floor all night and after the ball dropped and the wedding was coming to an end people were asking them to continue playing (no one wanted the night or the music to end). I would highly recommend The Free Downloads if you want a perfect mix of music, musicians who are passionate about what they do and committed to making your wedding day extra special, and your guests on the dance floor from the time dinner ends until the wedding is over (and even then still begging for more music).

Thank you to The Free Downloads for helping make our wedding reception amazing and unforgettable! We hope to be able to have you at another one of our parties in the future.

Anthony & Vanessa
It is an absolute pleasure to write The Free Downloads a glowing review. The Free Downloads were outstanding! We knew the Read more...
It is an absolute pleasure to write The Free Downloads a glowing review. The Free Downloads were outstanding! We knew the minute we met the band at our own private preview, where the band played for us in their studio, that they were the band we wanted for our wedding day. They had great chemistry with one and other and it was easy to see they love what they do. From there on, George was extremely easy to work with and very informative throughout the planning process.

The night of our wedding we did not even have to think or worry about how the band would preform because we were so confident in them. The band played great music throughout the night and brought us and our guests into the New Year with a bang. All of our guests have told us over and over how great our band was and how much fun they had because of the band and the music they played. The Free Downloads got into the party coming down from the stage to interact with the guests. Everyone was on the dance floor all night and after the ball dropped and the wedding was coming to an end people were asking them to continue playing (no one wanted the night or the music to end). I would highly recommend The Free Downloads if you want a perfect mix of music, musicians who are passionate about what they do and committed to making your wedding day extra special, and your guests on the dance floor from the time dinner ends until the wedding is over (and even then still begging for more music).

Thank you to The Free Downloads for helping make our wedding reception amazing and unforgettable! We hope to be able to have you at another one of our parties in the future.

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jodi
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Hands down the best part of my wedding!!! From the timing of the music to the types of music played, everything was perfect. The Free Downloads kept our guest dancing all night... When planning our wedding we decided on a cocktail reception. In order to make it a success we knew that would require a great band. Well, that is exactly what we got.. Since we only heard a few demo's prior to hiring them I was slightly nervous.. As soon as they played their first song I knew we made the right decision. My guest are still talking about the band. Sheree's version of Sexy Back was awesome.. Neil and the other musicians are some of the best around. George was great to work with. He responded quickly to all of my emails and phone calls. Thank you all so much for truly making our wedding one of the best days of our lives...
Hands down the best part of my wedding!!! From the timing of the music to the types of music played, everything was Read more...
Hands down the best part of my wedding!!! From the timing of the music to the types of music played, everything was perfect. The Free Downloads kept our guest dancing all night... When planning our wedding we decided on a cocktail reception. In order to make it a success we knew that would require a great band. Well, that is exactly what we got.. Since we only heard a few demo's prior to hiring them I was slightly nervous.. As soon as they played their first song I knew we made the right decision. My guest are still talking about the band. Sheree's version of Sexy Back was awesome.. Neil and the other musicians are some of the best around. George was great to work with. He responded quickly to all of my emails and phone calls. Thank you all so much for truly making our wedding one of the best days of our lives... Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
What can I say? So talented, so fun! The Free Downloads went above and beyond (both the months leading up to & the day of) to make our wedding SO special and fun. They learned a number of songs for us that weren't already on their HUGE playlist. They kept the dance floor packed the whole night! Sheri ( the female lead singer) came out into the crown to sing SHOUT. It was wild! My husband and I are so incredibly happy we were able to have them at our wedidng.
What can I say? So talented, so fun! The Free Downloads went above and beyond (both the months leading up to & the day of) Read more...
What can I say? So talented, so fun! The Free Downloads went above and beyond (both the months leading up to & the day of) to make our wedding SO special and fun. They learned a number of songs for us that weren't already on their HUGE playlist. They kept the dance floor packed the whole night! Sheri ( the female lead singer) came out into the crown to sing SHOUT. It was wild! My husband and I are so incredibly happy we were able to have them at our wedidng. Read less
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Liz
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
The Free Downloads were great and kept our guests dancing all night long. They were able to accommodate all of our special requests such as learning songs for our ceremony. All band members were very classy and professional. I would highly recommend them.
The Free Downloads were great and kept our guests dancing all night long. They were able to accommodate all of our special Read more...
The Free Downloads were great and kept our guests dancing all night long. They were able to accommodate all of our special requests such as learning songs for our ceremony. All band members were very classy and professional. I would highly recommend them. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
The Free Downloads are awesome! I love live music and the band was the one thing I was most excited about for our wedding, and the Free Downloads did not disappoint. They played all the songs we asked for, in just the right order, and they had everyone out on the dance floor until the last dance (Treasure by Bruno Mars which they learned recently and was the perfect choice!). Sheree has a BEAUTIFUL voice, and Neil nailed our first dance song- they were both great, and it was nice to have both male and female vocalists. George, the bandleader, was so easy to work with during the planning- very quick to respond to all my emails, and had everything organized and under control- the band in general was very professional. So many of our guests commented on what a great band we had, and to top it off, our event planner (who obviously goes to tons of weddings every year) said they were the best band she'd ever heard!
The Free Downloads are awesome! I love live music and the band was the one thing I was most excited about for our wedding, Read more...
The Free Downloads are awesome! I love live music and the band was the one thing I was most excited about for our wedding, and the Free Downloads did not disappoint. They played all the songs we asked for, in just the right order, and they had everyone out on the dance floor until the last dance (Treasure by Bruno Mars which they learned recently and was the perfect choice!). Sheree has a BEAUTIFUL voice, and Neil nailed our first dance song- they were both great, and it was nice to have both male and female vocalists. George, the bandleader, was so easy to work with during the planning- very quick to respond to all my emails, and had everything organized and under control- the band in general was very professional. So many of our guests commented on what a great band we had, and to top it off, our event planner (who obviously goes to tons of weddings every year) said they were the best band she'd ever heard! Read less
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Meg
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
The Free Downloads played at our wedding in July and absolutely brought the house down! The reception was on Peak's Island off of Portland, ME, so there were logistics involved in getting the equipment across that didn't phase the band at all.

George, the 'team captain,' was very easy to work with and even provided a track for a family member that was going to sing at the ceremony for her to practice.

I can't remember a moment throughout the night where the dance floor wasn't completely full! The tambourine was passed around from 3 year-olds, to full grown men who were welcomed up on 'stage' to sing.

They learned Justin Bieber's 'One Time' for us and performed it flawlessly. The crowd went completely wild!

I can't imagine our wedding without them and we're forever grateful for the memories they helped us made.

HIGHLY recommended for your big day from us!
The Free Downloads played at our wedding in July and absolutely brought the house down! The reception was on Peak's Island Read more...
The Free Downloads played at our wedding in July and absolutely brought the house down! The reception was on Peak's Island off of Portland, ME, so there were logistics involved in getting the equipment across that didn't phase the band at all.

George, the 'team captain,' was very easy to work with and even provided a track for a family member that was going to sing at the ceremony for her to practice.

I can't remember a moment throughout the night where the dance floor wasn't completely full! The tambourine was passed around from 3 year-olds, to full grown men who were welcomed up on 'stage' to sing.

They learned Justin Bieber's 'One Time' for us and performed it flawlessly. The crowd went completely wild!

I can't imagine our wedding without them and we're forever grateful for the memories they helped us made.

HIGHLY recommended for your big day from us! Read less
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Tara
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
The Free Downloads performed at our wedding this June and they were FANTASTIC!!! The dance floor was packed almost the whole night through! I had wedding guests say that they have never seen so many people on the dance floor at a wedding. Not only did they play great music and provide a fun atmosphere, George also helped keep our wedding ceremony running smoothly. He let us know when things like the cake cutting, the parent dances, and the bouquet toss were going to happen. He also found us right away when we arrived at the reception to let us know when we were going to be announced. George was absolutely wonderful to work with, even before the wedding day. He always responded quickly when we e-mailed him and he made the preparations for the wedding reception so easy and relaxed. It definitely put my mind at ease about the wedding reception after talking with him. Our wedding reception was such a blast and i credit that to the Free Downloads. We honestly could not have picked a better band. I would recommend them to anyone looking for an awesome band for their wedding day!
The Free Downloads performed at our wedding this June and they were FANTASTIC!!! The dance floor was packed almost the Read more...
The Free Downloads performed at our wedding this June and they were FANTASTIC!!! The dance floor was packed almost the whole night through! I had wedding guests say that they have never seen so many people on the dance floor at a wedding. Not only did they play great music and provide a fun atmosphere, George also helped keep our wedding ceremony running smoothly. He let us know when things like the cake cutting, the parent dances, and the bouquet toss were going to happen. He also found us right away when we arrived at the reception to let us know when we were going to be announced. George was absolutely wonderful to work with, even before the wedding day. He always responded quickly when we e-mailed him and he made the preparations for the wedding reception so easy and relaxed. It definitely put my mind at ease about the wedding reception after talking with him. Our wedding reception was such a blast and i credit that to the Free Downloads. We honestly could not have picked a better band. I would recommend them to anyone looking for an awesome band for their wedding day! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Free Downloads are without a doubt the best band I have been privileged to work with and be entertained by. They are incredibly talented musicians, play to their audience, keep the energy and vibe at the right level (in our case...very, very…very high), and amazing people to work with. They played at my daughter’s wedding and after 3 weeks not only are we still talking about them, people from the resort are still talking about the amazing band that played at Jay Peak on 6/15. I will continue to recommend them and hope to see and hear them again very soon…If you want the very best go with the Free Downloads, they will absolutely exceed your expectations.
The Free Downloads are without a doubt the best band I have been privileged to work with and be entertained by. They are Read more...
The Free Downloads are without a doubt the best band I have been privileged to work with and be entertained by. They are incredibly talented musicians, play to their audience, keep the energy and vibe at the right level (in our case...very, very…very high), and amazing people to work with. They played at my daughter’s wedding and after 3 weeks not only are we still talking about them, people from the resort are still talking about the amazing band that played at Jay Peak on 6/15. I will continue to recommend them and hope to see and hear them again very soon…If you want the very best go with the Free Downloads, they will absolutely exceed your expectations. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We were more than pleased with the band's performance of our daughter's and son-in-law's wedding. The "Simcha Dance" (Hora) was asolutely terrific and we appreciated all the time that the band put into it. Many of our guests commented on the quality of the vocalists' voices and the band's great sound.
The band was responsive to our requests and learned a wide variety of music (from Motown to current and everything in between.)
We were very satisfied and the music lived up to our expectations.
Ellie and Charlie Miller
We were more than pleased with the band's performance of our daughter's and son-in-law's wedding. The "Simcha Dance" Read more...
We were more than pleased with the band's performance of our daughter's and son-in-law's wedding. The "Simcha Dance" (Hora) was asolutely terrific and we appreciated all the time that the band put into it. Many of our guests commented on the quality of the vocalists' voices and the band's great sound.
The band was responsive to our requests and learned a wide variety of music (from Motown to current and everything in between.)
We were very satisfied and the music lived up to our expectations.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Free Downloads were AMAZING! We hadn't heard them live before our wedding, but took a leap because we had read so many wonderful reviews and emailed with a few recent couples who had them perform at their wedding. They definitely made our reception outstanding and people are still talking about how awesome they were! They are very talented and can perform a variety of songs with male or female leads. They are great at reading the crowd and playing songs that people are excited to hear/dance to. George was extremely responsive and friendly leading up to the wedding and they were open to our ideas/music preferences. They learned a song for our first dance and they did a wonderful job with it. We had a long reception and people were dancing and having a blast the entire time. We had the same experience as another reviewer, which was at the end of the night, everyone was cheering "one more song" and they came back out to play another one. They were awesome.
The Free Downloads were AMAZING! We hadn't heard them live before our wedding, but took a leap because we had read so many Read more...
The Free Downloads were AMAZING! We hadn't heard them live before our wedding, but took a leap because we had read so many wonderful reviews and emailed with a few recent couples who had them perform at their wedding. They definitely made our reception outstanding and people are still talking about how awesome they were! They are very talented and can perform a variety of songs with male or female leads. They are great at reading the crowd and playing songs that people are excited to hear/dance to. George was extremely responsive and friendly leading up to the wedding and they were open to our ideas/music preferences. They learned a song for our first dance and they did a wonderful job with it. We had a long reception and people were dancing and having a blast the entire time. We had the same experience as another reviewer, which was at the end of the night, everyone was cheering "one more song" and they came back out to play another one. They were awesome. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Rachel
Wedding:
12/1/2012
5.0/5.0
AMAZING. This was the best money we spent on the entire wedding! Booking and planning was SO easy with George. He responded within a day and met with us a few times to discuss songs, etc. We made up a great play list and they far exceeded all of my expectations!

We had a long reception - cocktails for an hour (the keyboard player played for this) and a 5 hour reception. Guests danced from 7:30 through till 11PM - at the end people were screaming "one more song" they of course played an encore set for us. I have never been to a wedding with a better band! BOOK THEM - they are seriously great!!!
AMAZING. This was the best money we spent on the entire wedding! Booking and planning was SO easy with George. He Read more...
AMAZING. This was the best money we spent on the entire wedding! Booking and planning was SO easy with George. He responded within a day and met with us a few times to discuss songs, etc. We made up a great play list and they far exceeded all of my expectations!

We had a long reception - cocktails for an hour (the keyboard player played for this) and a 5 hour reception. Guests danced from 7:30 through till 11PM - at the end people were screaming "one more song" they of course played an encore set for us. I have never been to a wedding with a better band! BOOK THEM - they are seriously great!!! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Laura
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
The female singer of The Free Downloads is an old and dear friend of mine from college. Having heard TFD play before in Boston, I contacted Sheree basically the day I got engaged to see if the band would be willing to travel for my New Jersey wedding. (I'd already played music samples for my fiance and he loved the band, too!)

Once the initial travel-issue was arranged (and the band WAS willing to travel- which for 7 players is amazing), I started working with George (the band leader) who was simply amazing. The entire planning process was a breeze. George is an amazing guitarist, who played BEAUTIFUL acoustic guitar for my outdoor ceremony. George, Sheree, and the rest of the band members were all willing to learn several special-request songs, and their repertoire of music for cocktail hour, dinner & dancing is amazing.

When you book this band you will get exceptionally professional service. But, most importantly, you will also get some of the best wedding music I and my wedding guests have EVER heard. I cannot tell you how many people complimented the music. The band played all night- even taking less breaks than usual to make up for a slight time adjustment. Our guests had a blast on the dance floor, and the music played at dinner time was tasteful & gorgeous. It was the perfect blend of music from all genres and decades- they are sure to make grandparents, friends, and your young cousins equally happy! Sheree and Neil are COMPLETELY AMAZING vocalists, and the entire band was just out of this world. I had a Jersey wedding- where guests are used to over-the-top affairs & very highly priced vendors. Yet everyone I talked to assured me this was the best music ever heard at a wedding (or any other party/affair for that matter!)

My husband and I will never forget the integral role The Free Downloads played in making our wedding one of the best days of our lives. I wish I could get married over, just to have more time dancing & singing along with this band.
The female singer of The Free Downloads is an old and dear friend of mine from college. Having heard TFD play before in Read more...
The female singer of The Free Downloads is an old and dear friend of mine from college. Having heard TFD play before in Boston, I contacted Sheree basically the day I got engaged to see if the band would be willing to travel for my New Jersey wedding. (I'd already played music samples for my fiance and he loved the band, too!)

Once the initial travel-issue was arranged (and the band WAS willing to travel- which for 7 players is amazing), I started working with George (the band leader) who was simply amazing. The entire planning process was a breeze. George is an amazing guitarist, who played BEAUTIFUL acoustic guitar for my outdoor ceremony. George, Sheree, and the rest of the band members were all willing to learn several special-request songs, and their repertoire of music for cocktail hour, dinner & dancing is amazing.

When you book this band you will get exceptionally professional service. But, most importantly, you will also get some of the best wedding music I and my wedding guests have EVER heard. I cannot tell you how many people complimented the music. The band played all night- even taking less breaks than usual to make up for a slight time adjustment. Our guests had a blast on the dance floor, and the music played at dinner time was tasteful & gorgeous. It was the perfect blend of music from all genres and decades- they are sure to make grandparents, friends, and your young cousins equally happy! Sheree and Neil are COMPLETELY AMAZING vocalists, and the entire band was just out of this world. I had a Jersey wedding- where guests are used to over-the-top affairs & very highly priced vendors. Yet everyone I talked to assured me this was the best music ever heard at a wedding (or any other party/affair for that matter!)

My husband and I will never forget the integral role The Free Downloads played in making our wedding one of the best days of our lives. I wish I could get married over, just to have more time dancing & singing along with this band. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Free Downloads are awesome! They really did everything -- learned three new pieces, played a hora, provided lovely background music for cocktails/dinner, and kept everyone dancing through the night. Their bandleader George was responsive and easygoing about our various requests. The instrumentalists are all beautifully in tune and in sync, and their singers are spectacular, with both musicality and showmanship. (And it wasn't an easy audience -- my husband's family is full of musicians!) One of our friends told us that it was a one-in-a-hundred wedding band, but having looked at more than a hundred of them, we think he might have been underestimating them.
The Free Downloads are awesome! They really did everything -- learned three new pieces, played a hora, provided lovely Read more...
The Free Downloads are awesome! They really did everything -- learned three new pieces, played a hora, provided lovely background music for cocktails/dinner, and kept everyone dancing through the night. Their bandleader George was responsive and easygoing about our various requests. The instrumentalists are all beautifully in tune and in sync, and their singers are spectacular, with both musicality and showmanship. (And it wasn't an easy audience -- my husband's family is full of musicians!) One of our friends told us that it was a one-in-a-hundred wedding band, but having looked at more than a hundred of them, we think he might have been underestimating them. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/30/2012
5.0/5.0
We loved the FDs!! We had a wonderful experience from the moment we first met with the band. George, the bandleader, was always very responsive, and the day of, the entire band was just awesome. We have received soo many compliments from our guests, everyone had a great time. Would absolutely recommend.
We loved the FDs!! We had a wonderful experience from the moment we first met with the band. George, the bandleader, was Read more...
We loved the FDs!! We had a wonderful experience from the moment we first met with the band. George, the bandleader, was always very responsive, and the day of, the entire band was just awesome. We have received soo many compliments from our guests, everyone had a great time. Would absolutely recommend. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Emily
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Wow, where do I start? This band is phenomenal! We couldn’t have been happier with their performance at our wedding. Everyone loved the singers, the song choices and most importantly the energy they brought to our big day! Our guests couldn’t stop raving about them and neither can we! They put a huge amount of time and effort into making our day perfect, including learning another song in the last couple of days before the wedding (Call Me Maybe, which completely brought down the house!), sticking exactly to the songs we asked them to and just taking so much care in everything they did. George is an awesome guy and so professional. He responded to all of my emails promptly – faster than any of my other vendors – and was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. I couldn’t think of one negative thing to say about this band. They exceeded our expectations and I plan to recommend them to anyone who’s willing to listen. In fact, one of our guests who’s getting married next year and already has a band booked actually took down there name and is thinking of changing his plans – that’s how great they are! Book them!
Wow, where do I start? This band is phenomenal! We couldn’t have been happier with their performance at our wedding. Read more...
Wow, where do I start? This band is phenomenal! We couldn’t have been happier with their performance at our wedding. Everyone loved the singers, the song choices and most importantly the energy they brought to our big day! Our guests couldn’t stop raving about them and neither can we! They put a huge amount of time and effort into making our day perfect, including learning another song in the last couple of days before the wedding (Call Me Maybe, which completely brought down the house!), sticking exactly to the songs we asked them to and just taking so much care in everything they did. George is an awesome guy and so professional. He responded to all of my emails promptly – faster than any of my other vendors – and was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. I couldn’t think of one negative thing to say about this band. They exceeded our expectations and I plan to recommend them to anyone who’s willing to listen. In fact, one of our guests who’s getting married next year and already has a band booked actually took down there name and is thinking of changing his plans – that’s how great they are! Book them! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Very talented and professional band! I have received countless compliments on how great my band was! I would hire them again in a second!
Very talented and professional band! I have received countless compliments on how great my band was! I would hire them Read more...
Very talented and professional band! I have received countless compliments on how great my band was! I would hire them again in a second! Read less
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billie
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Everyone loved the band!
We had 140 guests aging from 10-95 and this band got everyone dancing. I can't tell you how many people came up to me asking where I found the band because they were just wonderful. Our wedding took place on an island, but the Free Downloads took moving all of their gear out on ferries totally in stride. They were flexible when some of our timeline (that they were MCing) was a bit off and really worked well with a bride who doesn't know much about weddings.
Honestly, more than I could have asked for, they made it a wonderful night!
Everyone loved the band!
We had 140 guests aging from 10-95 and this band got everyone dancing. I can't tell you how Read more...
Everyone loved the band!
We had 140 guests aging from 10-95 and this band got everyone dancing. I can't tell you how many people came up to me asking where I found the band because they were just wonderful. Our wedding took place on an island, but the Free Downloads took moving all of their gear out on ferries totally in stride. They were flexible when some of our timeline (that they were MCing) was a bit off and really worked well with a bride who doesn't know much about weddings.
Honestly, more than I could have asked for, they made it a wonderful night! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Alicia
Wedding:
7/3/2011
5.0/5.0
We could not have been happier with The Free Downloads' performance at our wedding, we're so glad we found them! They were extremely professional & accommodating, learning songs from Sinatra & Bobby Darin to klezmer to I'm On A Boat. Their performance was fantastic. They are not only extremely talented, they're also really fun people--they kept everyone dancing for their nearly six-hour set. One guest said she would hear a song and think the iPod had been plugged in, only to realize the band was still playing as they nailed every song, from Beyonce to Norah Jones to Bon Jovi to Cee Lo. They were an absolute pleasure to work with, we can't recommend them highly enough.
We could not have been happier with The Free Downloads' performance at our wedding, we're so glad we found them! They were Read more...
We could not have been happier with The Free Downloads' performance at our wedding, we're so glad we found them! They were extremely professional & accommodating, learning songs from Sinatra & Bobby Darin to klezmer to I'm On A Boat. Their performance was fantastic. They are not only extremely talented, they're also really fun people--they kept everyone dancing for their nearly six-hour set. One guest said she would hear a song and think the iPod had been plugged in, only to realize the band was still playing as they nailed every song, from Beyonce to Norah Jones to Bon Jovi to Cee Lo. They were an absolute pleasure to work with, we can't recommend them highly enough. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anne
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
George was a great acoustic guitarist, very reasonably priced and willing to work around my distance issues (planning an RI wedding from Australia), by emailing me recordings of the music he was going to play for our processional and recessional. He was very patient as I changed my mind several times about the recessional and the final versions were beautiful. He is also in a band that does weddings too.
George was a great acoustic guitarist, very reasonably priced and willing to work around my distance issues (planning an Read more...
George was a great acoustic guitarist, very reasonably priced and willing to work around my distance issues (planning an RI wedding from Australia), by emailing me recordings of the music he was going to play for our processional and recessional. He was very patient as I changed my mind several times about the recessional and the final versions were beautiful. He is also in a band that does weddings too. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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anniesolstad
Wedding:
5/4/2012
4.9/5.0
Picking a band was one of the most important factors in my wedding planning. My friends are all music people and it was important we had a band that would get people dancing. The Free Downloads exceeded every one of my already high expectations. I knew they sounded amazing in the studio samples. I would say they sounded just as awesome, if not better, in person. They learned all the music we asked them to and they sounded incredible. They were fun, funny, and energetic. They played until the last moment our venue would let them. George, the bandleader, was great to work with and flexible. I was even emailing him the morning of the wedding. I couldn't have been happier!
Picking a band was one of the most important factors in my wedding planning. My friends are all music people and it was Read more...
Picking a band was one of the most important factors in my wedding planning. My friends are all music people and it was important we had a band that would get people dancing. The Free Downloads exceeded every one of my already high expectations. I knew they sounded amazing in the studio samples. I would say they sounded just as awesome, if not better, in person. They learned all the music we asked them to and they sounded incredible. They were fun, funny, and energetic. They played until the last moment our venue would let them. George, the bandleader, was great to work with and flexible. I was even emailing him the morning of the wedding. I couldn't have been happier! Read less
Services Used: Band

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