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The Original Recipe Band

Austin

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
2.3/5.0
We were recently married in Hill Country, and felt very strongly about having a live band rather than a DJ at our wedding, mostly because all of the weddings that stood out in our memories had awesome live bands to make the reception memorable. We did a lot of research on bands, which definitely took a lot of time. Getting married in the Austin area leaves a ton of options to sort through! What originally attracted us to the band is that they were large, seemingly flexible in accommodating our wishes, offered a great price, and despite not having many online reviews, they provided us with a list of emails to previous clients who we were able to email us references.

While the "booking" process what relatively easy, once we did book, our impression of the band manager, James, started to decline. While he was initially quick to respond to us when we were scouting them, once we booked he took months to get our signed contract back to us. I had to email and encourage him multiple times. I come from a family of lawyers and have always had the mentality that nothing is final or confirmed until it is in writing, so waiting so long to see our agreement in writing made me uncomfortable. James often commented that he was preoccupied with moving forward with other endeavors professionally and home repairs, and that this was the reasoning for his delay, which I found to be unprofessional.

Let me throw in some positives: They were accommodating of our song choices for special dances. We arranged to have one of the band members play guitar for our ceremony. His name is also James (a different James than the manager) and he was very prompt at responding, kind, and his ceremony performance was excellent. The jazz/piano music for the cocktail hour were appropriate.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
I love The Original Recipe Band! They performed at my wedding reception in July 2012 and they were fantastic! First, James is great to work with, he is in the band and their manager. He is very responsive in emails and very accommodating. They give you a very long song list and you get to cross out any that you don't like and also highlight ones you definitely want. They will also learn a new song for you for your first dance! They were great too because the song we wanted did not really jive with their lead singers vocal range, but since we really wanted the song they worked with us to make it happen! The band looked great, they wear professional black and white formal attire. Best of all they were so fun and the music was great. I like that their song list is appealing to all age ranges and they really kept the party going. It was nice to work with such a reliable and professional band, every little bit helps when you are trying to plan a wedding!
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Monica
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Jimmy and his band were so great -- everyone was dancing, which is exactly what we were hoping for... They learned our first dance song and it was beautiful! They were unbelievably accommodating -- they learned a polka for us and even figured out how to play two requests right on the spot. We couldn't ask for a better band!
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newlyweds1010
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
An awesome band! Can't beging to explain how well they play and how nice they are! All their vocalists have amazing voices. They definitely set the mood for our wedding reception. I would definitely recommend them.
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