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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 6 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 6 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 number or email address listed on this page. Be sure to mention that you found the band on Wedding Wire!!! Read less
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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?
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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Sarah
Wedding:
6/24/2016
5.0/5.0
The Free Downloads were amazing! George was so easy to work with and so accommodating with all of our requests. All of our wedding guests raved about the band. They were definitely a key component to making our special day so phenomenal!!
The Free Downloads were amazing! George was so easy to work with and so accommodating with all of our requests. All of our Read more...
The Free Downloads were amazing! George was so easy to work with and so accommodating with all of our requests. All of our wedding guests raved about the band. They were definitely a key component to making our special day so phenomenal!! Read less
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Marissa
Wedding:
6/11/2016
5.0/5.0
The Free Downloads are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! A family member had the Free Downloads play at their wedding first - and wow! When it came to our wedding, we knew without a doubt we had to have them! They were so accommodating and quick to respond from the very beginning. We had an absolute blast during our reception and our guests couldn't say enough about the band! They accommodated every request we had, and our guests are still talking about them! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
The Free Downloads are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! A family member had the Free Downloads play at their wedding first - and wow! When Read more...
The Free Downloads are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! A family member had the Free Downloads play at their wedding first - and wow! When it came to our wedding, we knew without a doubt we had to have them! They were so accommodating and quick to respond from the very beginning. We had an absolute blast during our reception and our guests couldn't say enough about the band! They accommodated every request we had, and our guests are still talking about them! HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Read less
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Moira
Wedding:
5/14/2016
5.0/5.0
Three days ago, I experienced the wedding of a lifetime. The whole day, start to finish, was perfect. In large part, this was due to our amazing band, the Free Downloads. We knew on day one that we wanted a live band to play at our wedding. What we didn't know was that a band we had heard and loved (at our friends' wedding, 4 years prior and hundreds of miles away) was local. When we found out and went to hear them play, we were greeted by George, the band leader -- in a full suit. We were brought to an acoustically pleasing room with the full band, all in formal attire, and were entertained for 40 minutes with an entire set of music from all major genres. My husband and I joked with one another about whether we should just stop them and make a deposit already, but we decided to just continue enjoying ourselves. After we secured the band, they were terrific in keeping touch with us, learning the music we wanted played for the major aspects of the evening (announcements, special dances, etc.), and getting acquainted with our reception timeline so that they could usher our party through the whole night with ease and style. It started with cocktail hour. We had someone on piano and another on saxophone. I actually made it to my cocktail hour, so I got to hear them play -- I was so impressed and immediately put at ease that we'd have exceptional music all night. Our guests were on their feet the *entire* evening. People were raving about the band from the first song until, well, now. Today. Still going strong. Securing the Free Downloads Band was a decision we will never regret. Thank you guys!!!!! We love you and will use you again if the occasion ever calls for it!
Three days ago, I experienced the wedding of a lifetime. The whole day, start to finish, was perfect. In large part, this Read more...
Three days ago, I experienced the wedding of a lifetime. The whole day, start to finish, was perfect. In large part, this was due to our amazing band, the Free Downloads. We knew on day one that we wanted a live band to play at our wedding. What we didn't know was that a band we had heard and loved (at our friends' wedding, 4 years prior and hundreds of miles away) was local. When we found out and went to hear them play, we were greeted by George, the band leader -- in a full suit. We were brought to an acoustically pleasing room with the full band, all in formal attire, and were entertained for 40 minutes with an entire set of music from all major genres. My husband and I joked with one another about whether we should just stop them and make a deposit already, but we decided to just continue enjoying ourselves. After we secured the band, they were terrific in keeping touch with us, learning the music we wanted played for the major aspects of the evening (announcements, special dances, etc.), and getting acquainted with our reception timeline so that they could usher our party through the whole night with ease and style. It started with cocktail hour. We had someone on piano and another on saxophone. I actually made it to my cocktail hour, so I got to hear them play -- I was so impressed and immediately put at ease that we'd have exceptional music all night. Our guests were on their feet the *entire* evening. People were raving about the band from the first song until, well, now. Today. Still going strong. Securing the Free Downloads Band was a decision we will never regret. Thank you guys!!!!! We love you and will use you again if the occasion ever calls for it! Read less
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Gregory
Wedding:
5/7/2016
5.0/5.0
The Free Downloads are amazing!

We emailed and called 30 local bands, and The Freedownloads were far and away our top choice. We knew from their website and from Facebook that they would be great, and they are even better in person!

George (Bandleader and Guitarist) played classical guitar for our ceremony, and he did a wonderful job! George is a very talented guitarist and perfectly accommodated our musical needs.

And The Freedownloads gave us the reception of our dreams! They had not performed at our venue in the past, but they sounded like they had played there hundreds of times. The instrumentals and vocal were fantastic, and the band brought tons of energy! The band played the perfect variety of music, and everyone was dancing. Nobody wanted the music/dancing the end, and everyone was raving about the band throughout the night and throughout the following day.

And George was a pleasure to work with! George is very kind, and he was very prompt and thoughtful with his communications. He made the process enjoyable and easy!

We will definitely be recommending The Freedownloads to all of our family and friends! The band provided both quality and value, and we would choose them again in a heartbeat! Thank you for the perfect wedding night!
The Free Downloads are amazing!

We emailed and called 30 local bands, and The Freedownloads were far and away our Read more...
The Free Downloads are amazing!

We emailed and called 30 local bands, and The Freedownloads were far and away our top choice. We knew from their website and from Facebook that they would be great, and they are even better in person!

George (Bandleader and Guitarist) played classical guitar for our ceremony, and he did a wonderful job! George is a very talented guitarist and perfectly accommodated our musical needs.

And The Freedownloads gave us the reception of our dreams! They had not performed at our venue in the past, but they sounded like they had played there hundreds of times. The instrumentals and vocal were fantastic, and the band brought tons of energy! The band played the perfect variety of music, and everyone was dancing. Nobody wanted the music/dancing the end, and everyone was raving about the band throughout the night and throughout the following day.

And George was a pleasure to work with! George is very kind, and he was very prompt and thoughtful with his communications. He made the process enjoyable and easy!

We will definitely be recommending The Freedownloads to all of our family and friends! The band provided both quality and value, and we would choose them again in a heartbeat! Thank you for the perfect wedding night! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Eric
Wedding:
3/19/2016
5.0/5.0
The Free Downloads were the highlight of our wedding! They kept everyone dancing from the time dinner was over until the end of the night (they even played one last encore song). We went to two of their showcases in Pawtucket, RI and absolutely fell in love with their sound. They have amazing energy that gets the crowd going and they have such a great range of songs that there was something for everyone. They were so accommodating that they let some of our family members who are musicians play along with the band for a few songs. We had so many compliments on how great they were and would hire them again in a heartbeat!
The Free Downloads were the highlight of our wedding! They kept everyone dancing from the time dinner was over until the Read more...
The Free Downloads were the highlight of our wedding! They kept everyone dancing from the time dinner was over until the end of the night (they even played one last encore song). We went to two of their showcases in Pawtucket, RI and absolutely fell in love with their sound. They have amazing energy that gets the crowd going and they have such a great range of songs that there was something for everyone. They were so accommodating that they let some of our family members who are musicians play along with the band for a few songs. We had so many compliments on how great they were and would hire them again in a heartbeat! Read less
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maemilyla
Wedding:
11/14/2015
5.0/5.0
I first heard this band a few years ago at a fundraiser and have been hooked on their sound ever since. I described my band to my guests in the months leading up to my wedding as having a male vocalist with a Stevie Wonder/Jason Mraz (Neil) sound and a female that sings like Whitney Houston (Sheree) with the accompanying artists bringing a very soulful funky sound. They play plenty of top 40 also, we just focused on the 80s rock and soulful music. George the band leader did an impeccable job following up with us when we had questions about how things typically flow and needed advice. (ideally you only get married once right!?!) I have worked in the wedding industry for 7 years and was amazed at how many vendors didn't respond to us promptly or the details they were responsible for were not executed correctly and George was at the top of the list of the vendors that treated us well as a customer. It was nice to feel like a real bride after years of helping other couples. They also learned our 2 requested songs and played them like they had played them 1000x before. They were very flexible about last minute changes as well and certainly there were many. Book this band and you won't regret it, your guests will be dazzled! It was the biggest feedback I got at our day and after. My running joke at the reception was that we didn't really get married we just wanted to throw a party with a great band! I can't wait to see them play again someday where I'm not being pulled in 1000x directions as the guest of honor! I am so honored to have been able to experience something so magical!
I first heard this band a few years ago at a fundraiser and have been hooked on their sound ever since. I described my Read more...
I first heard this band a few years ago at a fundraiser and have been hooked on their sound ever since. I described my band to my guests in the months leading up to my wedding as having a male vocalist with a Stevie Wonder/Jason Mraz (Neil) sound and a female that sings like Whitney Houston (Sheree) with the accompanying artists bringing a very soulful funky sound. They play plenty of top 40 also, we just focused on the 80s rock and soulful music. George the band leader did an impeccable job following up with us when we had questions about how things typically flow and needed advice. (ideally you only get married once right!?!) I have worked in the wedding industry for 7 years and was amazed at how many vendors didn't respond to us promptly or the details they were responsible for were not executed correctly and George was at the top of the list of the vendors that treated us well as a customer. It was nice to feel like a real bride after years of helping other couples. They also learned our 2 requested songs and played them like they had played them 1000x before. They were very flexible about last minute changes as well and certainly there were many. Book this band and you won't regret it, your guests will be dazzled! It was the biggest feedback I got at our day and after. My running joke at the reception was that we didn't really get married we just wanted to throw a party with a great band! I can't wait to see them play again someday where I'm not being pulled in 1000x directions as the guest of honor! I am so honored to have been able to experience something so magical! Read less
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KellySD
Wedding:
9/12/2015
5.0/5.0
If you're looking for a wedding band, look no further, because you cannot possibly find anyone better than The Free Downloads. Whenever we talk to guests about our wedding, the first thing they mention is how amazing the band was, and I completely agree. It really took our wedding from a fun event to an unforgettable party. We were worried that our guests might take some time to warm up to the dance floor, but to our surprise, we turned around and every single guest in the room was up and dancing once dinner was over, including our grandparents who we've never seen dance in our lives! Each band member has such incredible and unique talent and it all comes together so perfectly. They provided music for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception and were totally open to any of our requests. George was an absolute pleasure to work with and was professional, kind, helpful, and prompt in his responses every step of the way. I truly believe that our wedding would not have been nearly as fun if it weren't for The Free Downloads, and as the bride it feels awesome knowing that our guests had an incredible time dancing and singing along with them. I highly recommend!
If you're looking for a wedding band, look no further, because you cannot possibly find anyone better than The Free Read more...
If you're looking for a wedding band, look no further, because you cannot possibly find anyone better than The Free Downloads. Whenever we talk to guests about our wedding, the first thing they mention is how amazing the band was, and I completely agree. It really took our wedding from a fun event to an unforgettable party. We were worried that our guests might take some time to warm up to the dance floor, but to our surprise, we turned around and every single guest in the room was up and dancing once dinner was over, including our grandparents who we've never seen dance in our lives! Each band member has such incredible and unique talent and it all comes together so perfectly. They provided music for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception and were totally open to any of our requests. George was an absolute pleasure to work with and was professional, kind, helpful, and prompt in his responses every step of the way. I truly believe that our wedding would not have been nearly as fun if it weren't for The Free Downloads, and as the bride it feels awesome knowing that our guests had an incredible time dancing and singing along with them. I highly recommend! Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
8/1/2015
5.0/5.0
This was the most amazing band. My 90 year old grandfather, my 4 year old cousin and everyone else in between danced like crazy for three and a half hours. I couldn't believe it! We had an outdoor wedding and the weather was hot, and sweat was flying around the dance floor. I cannot recommend this band enough. By the end of the night, the venue had to ask us to shut it down because we were having such an amazing time and wanted the night to go on and on. Thank you so much to George and the whole Free Downloads band. We absolutely loved working with them and would recommend them to anyone.

They were flexible, fun, kind, energetic, and wonderful musicians. We couldn't have asked for more. Just remember what my aunt Martha says "at a wedding, never skimp on the band". You will never regret working with these wonderful people!
This was the most amazing band. My 90 year old grandfather, my 4 year old cousin and everyone else in between danced like Read more...
This was the most amazing band. My 90 year old grandfather, my 4 year old cousin and everyone else in between danced like crazy for three and a half hours. I couldn't believe it! We had an outdoor wedding and the weather was hot, and sweat was flying around the dance floor. I cannot recommend this band enough. By the end of the night, the venue had to ask us to shut it down because we were having such an amazing time and wanted the night to go on and on. Thank you so much to George and the whole Free Downloads band. We absolutely loved working with them and would recommend them to anyone.

They were flexible, fun, kind, energetic, and wonderful musicians. We couldn't have asked for more. Just remember what my aunt Martha says "at a wedding, never skimp on the band". You will never regret working with these wonderful people! Read less
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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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