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The Real Geniuses

Crofton , MD
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Crofton, MD 21114 US (map)

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ABOUT US

THE REAL GENIUSES were formed in August 2000 when 5 musician friends were asked to ‘come up with something fun’ to play at a friend’s birthday party. THE REAL GENIUSES thought it’d be... Read more
THE REAL GENIUSES were formed in August 2000 when 5 musician friends were asked to ‘come up with something fun’ to play at a friend’s birthday party. THE REAL GENIUSES thought it’d be fun to play a bunch of those old hit songs from the 80’s that everybody knows the words to, but nobody ever really hears anymore. Their performance that night was a huge success. What the guys thought would be a one-night performance was quickly changed when several people approached them to play at events they were planning themselves. It was then that the Geniuses thought, “We might be onto something!”

Within months, they were playing at parties and events all over the Baltimore/DC area to rave reviews. At that point the Geniuses still saw themselves as just a group of goofy guys playing a bunch of goofy songs, but they were proven wrong in the winter of 2001 when they began performing at weddings and larger events. THE REAL GENIUSES began to consider themselves “professionals” as the crowds, and opportunities, grew. They decided to run with it.

Over the past few years THE REAL GENIUSES have honed their musical and technical skills while playing regularly for huge crowds of all ages at weddings, private functions, and on the Baltimore/DC club circuit. Their talent and reliability have turned them into a highly sought-after party/wedding/event band. THE REAL GENIUSES focuses mostly on the 80’s new wave/party songs, however, their enormous song catalog spans from the 50’s to the early 90’s, which makes them versatile enough to play just about any event that could use a live band. The band comes fully stocked with male AND female vocalists, so there isn’t a song that these guys (and gal) can’t pull off. That being said, THE REAL GENIUSES are far from your ordinary “cover band.” Because the members are still young (none of them were even in high school when most of their song catalog was played on the radio), they bring a fresh new spin to the songs they play. Whereas most cover bands try to duplicate the songs they play as closely as possible, THE REAL GENIUSES pride themselves on pumping a new, stronger energy into their live performances. So, if you’re looking for a professional, high-energy band for your event, you can’t go wrong with THE REAL GENIUSES. Read less
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Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Medium (4-6 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
80s, Motown, Oldies, Rock
Do you have liability insurance?
No

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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We cant say enough about how happy we were with the Real Geniuses.

We had never been to a wedding that had a live band but whatever expectation that we had they were exceeded. Jason was so easy to work with and communicate with, if we had any questions or requests they were quickly answered. We had mentioned that we were going to have these songs for our first dance/mother son/and father daughter dance and they had already downloaded it on their own device so we didnt have to do anything the day of. They were so flexible in fact we were able to adjust things on the fly during the wedding. AMAZING. When they first started playing we honestly thought the music was playing off a cd, and just about everyone in attendance said the same thing. We had suggested 20 of the songs they had on their list and they were able to play them all. Along with many more expertly picked songs that kept the party going.

They were great, they sounded great, they looked great. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone and perhaps even use them again in the future....who knows!
We cant say enough about how happy we were with the Real Geniuses.

We had never been to a wedding that had a live Read more...
We cant say enough about how happy we were with the Real Geniuses.

We had never been to a wedding that had a live band but whatever expectation that we had they were exceeded. Jason was so easy to work with and communicate with, if we had any questions or requests they were quickly answered. We had mentioned that we were going to have these songs for our first dance/mother son/and father daughter dance and they had already downloaded it on their own device so we didnt have to do anything the day of. They were so flexible in fact we were able to adjust things on the fly during the wedding. AMAZING. When they first started playing we honestly thought the music was playing off a cd, and just about everyone in attendance said the same thing. We had suggested 20 of the songs they had on their list and they were able to play them all. Along with many more expertly picked songs that kept the party going.

They were great, they sounded great, they looked great. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone and perhaps even use them again in the future....who knows! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
These folks made the party--can't say enough good things. Booked through Sam Hill Entertainment. Music for every generation present. Folks still talkin' about it. If you and yours like to dance, bring them on!!!!
These folks made the party--can't say enough good things. Booked through Sam Hill Entertainment. Music for every Read more...
These folks made the party--can't say enough good things. Booked through Sam Hill Entertainment. Music for every generation present. Folks still talkin' about it. If you and yours like to dance, bring them on!!!! Read less
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BethesdaGroom
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
The Real Geniuses basically MADE our wedding. 3 weeks later and guests have still been raving about how great the band was. You will be hard pressed to find a 5-piece rock band who all play instruments, and with a woman who plays keyboard and sings. They were just so amazing and talented. Jason, the lead singer, got in touch with me a month before the wedding, downloaded all our songs for the cocktail hour, and even cued up our processional and recessional songs. The whole band was so easy going and gracious. And the songs just rocked - I didn't think guests would stay to the bitter end but many did because the music was so good. Again, they were so easy to work with. Their price was so reasonable too that I still feel a bit guilty. Thanks again Jason and the band. If The Real Geniuses agree to play at your wedding, choose them. Enough said!
The Real Geniuses basically MADE our wedding. 3 weeks later and guests have still been raving about how great the band Read more...
The Real Geniuses basically MADE our wedding. 3 weeks later and guests have still been raving about how great the band was. You will be hard pressed to find a 5-piece rock band who all play instruments, and with a woman who plays keyboard and sings. They were just so amazing and talented. Jason, the lead singer, got in touch with me a month before the wedding, downloaded all our songs for the cocktail hour, and even cued up our processional and recessional songs. The whole band was so easy going and gracious. And the songs just rocked - I didn't think guests would stay to the bitter end but many did because the music was so good. Again, they were so easy to work with. Their price was so reasonable too that I still feel a bit guilty. Thanks again Jason and the band. If The Real Geniuses agree to play at your wedding, choose them. Enough said! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
This band was amazing! They sounded so much better than many bands that we had listened to. They kept to the schedule that we had created, keeping the wedding flowing, and played every song that we had requested. Most impressive, they downloaded all the songs that we requested for the cocktail hour. Additionally, they had a dedicated soundman walking around the reception the entire evening making sure everything was in balance.
This band was amazing! They sounded so much better than many bands that we had listened to. They kept to the schedule that Read more...
This band was amazing! They sounded so much better than many bands that we had listened to. They kept to the schedule that we had created, keeping the wedding flowing, and played every song that we had requested. Most impressive, they downloaded all the songs that we requested for the cocktail hour. Additionally, they had a dedicated soundman walking around the reception the entire evening making sure everything was in balance. Read less
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Tracy
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
The Real Geniuses are AWESOME!! When hunting for a wedding band we came across them and I was hopeful I would like them in person, so we put our wedding date on hold until we could see them live. Well...being the fun band they are, another couple wanted our date and we had to make a game time decision! Go for it! After booking them we crossed our fingers and drove to Annapolis to see them in person and it was such a FUN NIGHT! No regrets. They sound just like their video for those worried, like I was.

Jason was fun to work with and the band was prepared with all of our song selections and do not play lists. Jason even came to check out our venue before the wedding since there were some questions about needing a sound tech or not. Jason was confident we didn't and they could handle everything and they did.

That night -- SOOOO AMAZING. We had a lot going on: beautiful weather with an outside terrace, full moon with an eclipse, photobooth, etc. At first I was worried "oh nobody's dancing" but once the band got rolling the dance floor was packed and it stayed that way until the night was over. People were singing and singing and dancing and dancing. I even got the mic to do a little karaoke on the dance floor while the band was rocking out! Loved them!

Post wedding: Jason was very honest and professional. We made a mistake in writing out their payment and accidentally overpaid them. He emailed me the very next day to confirm and let me know. We requested some of the money back which he mailed back right away. We probably never would have known or figured it out; so we appreciate a vendor that was honest about being overpaid! I could tell from our first phone call that they are just nice cool people.

We have gotten MANY compliments on the band and we plan to go see the Real Geniuses in the area with friends for a fun wedding memory and a great night out! We are children of the 80's but they played some current stuff too.
The Real Geniuses are AWESOME!! When hunting for a wedding band we came across them and I was hopeful I would like them in Read more...
The Real Geniuses are AWESOME!! When hunting for a wedding band we came across them and I was hopeful I would like them in person, so we put our wedding date on hold until we could see them live. Well...being the fun band they are, another couple wanted our date and we had to make a game time decision! Go for it! After booking them we crossed our fingers and drove to Annapolis to see them in person and it was such a FUN NIGHT! No regrets. They sound just like their video for those worried, like I was.

Jason was fun to work with and the band was prepared with all of our song selections and do not play lists. Jason even came to check out our venue before the wedding since there were some questions about needing a sound tech or not. Jason was confident we didn't and they could handle everything and they did.

That night -- SOOOO AMAZING. We had a lot going on: beautiful weather with an outside terrace, full moon with an eclipse, photobooth, etc. At first I was worried "oh nobody's dancing" but once the band got rolling the dance floor was packed and it stayed that way until the night was over. People were singing and singing and dancing and dancing. I even got the mic to do a little karaoke on the dance floor while the band was rocking out! Loved them!

Post wedding: Jason was very honest and professional. We made a mistake in writing out their payment and accidentally overpaid them. He emailed me the very next day to confirm and let me know. We requested some of the money back which he mailed back right away. We probably never would have known or figured it out; so we appreciate a vendor that was honest about being overpaid! I could tell from our first phone call that they are just nice cool people.

We have gotten MANY compliments on the band and we plan to go see the Real Geniuses in the area with friends for a fun wedding memory and a great night out! We are children of the 80's but they played some current stuff too. Read less
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VlnVlaLove
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
The Real Geniuses are AWESOME. They are reasonably priced, great musicians (and I am a musician myself!), they are well-rehearsed, in tune, and sing beautiful vocals and harmonies. They were a HUGE hit at our wedding and play such a wide range of songs that there is something to please everyone! Jason is also a breeze to email with, he is a fast responder and was so helpful and nice organizing our timeline and planning things at the reception. I never felt like I was a crazy bride emailing him so many times! They also provided speakers for our ceremony, AND they played background music via ipod at the cocktail hour. They even learned a new song for our first dance that wasn't on their repertoire. I am SO GLAD we worked with them, they were wonderful to work with!! I'm looking forward to going to one of their upcoming performances in the area!
The Real Geniuses are AWESOME. They are reasonably priced, great musicians (and I am a musician myself!), they are Read more...
The Real Geniuses are AWESOME. They are reasonably priced, great musicians (and I am a musician myself!), they are well-rehearsed, in tune, and sing beautiful vocals and harmonies. They were a HUGE hit at our wedding and play such a wide range of songs that there is something to please everyone! Jason is also a breeze to email with, he is a fast responder and was so helpful and nice organizing our timeline and planning things at the reception. I never felt like I was a crazy bride emailing him so many times! They also provided speakers for our ceremony, AND they played background music via ipod at the cocktail hour. They even learned a new song for our first dance that wasn't on their repertoire. I am SO GLAD we worked with them, they were wonderful to work with!! I'm looking forward to going to one of their upcoming performances in the area! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
The Real Geiuses were incredible! We were excited to have them perform at our wedding and everyone absolutely loved them! I highly recommend them!!
The Real Geiuses were incredible! We were excited to have them perform at our wedding and everyone absolutely loved them! Read more...
The Real Geiuses were incredible! We were excited to have them perform at our wedding and everyone absolutely loved them! I highly recommend them!! Read less
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Carol
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
If I could give The Real Geniuses 100 stars I would! That is how fantastic they are. They recently played at my daughter's wedding and they blew the roof off the place! I have never seen so many people dancing all night long without sitting down to rest. This band has so much energy and they are such a fun group. Every single person at the wedding told us they had never heard such a great band before at a wedding. They sound fantastic, they look great and they are extremely talented singers and musicians. I wish I had more daughters getting married so I could hire them again!!
If I could give The Real Geniuses 100 stars I would! That is how fantastic they are. They recently played at my daughter's Read more...
If I could give The Real Geniuses 100 stars I would! That is how fantastic they are. They recently played at my daughter's wedding and they blew the roof off the place! I have never seen so many people dancing all night long without sitting down to rest. This band has so much energy and they are such a fun group. Every single person at the wedding told us they had never heard such a great band before at a wedding. They sound fantastic, they look great and they are extremely talented singers and musicians. I wish I had more daughters getting married so I could hire them again!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I always knew I would have fun at my wedding but I never imagined how much fun everyone else would have. The music was non stop from the beginning and 95 percent of the guests danced the entire time. Every comment I received after the wedding was how good the band/music was. If you love 80s and want your guests to have a great time then hire these guys!
I always knew I would have fun at my wedding but I never imagined how much fun everyone else would have. The music was non Read more...
I always knew I would have fun at my wedding but I never imagined how much fun everyone else would have. The music was non stop from the beginning and 95 percent of the guests danced the entire time. Every comment I received after the wedding was how good the band/music was. If you love 80s and want your guests to have a great time then hire these guys! Read less
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Suee
Wedding:
5/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Wow. Where to start. These guys (and gal) are incredible. After searching for a band for quite a while, we hired the Real Geniuses to play our wedding in Washington, DC through Sam Hill Bands. This was hands-down the best decision we made at our wedding. Their demo video should give you a pretty good idea of what the Real Geniuses sound like and are capable-of. Always the skeptics, and knowing that bands often sound very different in the studio than when performing live, we caught one of their live gigs up in Columbia, MD before deciding to book them. We were blown away -- they sounded just as good live as they did in their online demos. Dozens of our guests commented on how awesome these guys were at our wedding. They had almost all of our guests up and on the dance floor, even the people who don't normally dance. At the end of the night, we didn't want the party to stop. Our ceremony went a little longer than we had planned, so the band played almost non-stop for the last 2.5 hours of our reception. Best of all, the band totally rocked our request for a special first-dance song. We danced to a slow, acoustic version of Huey Lewis's "The Power of Love" that the band came up with in the weeks before the wedding. After a couple of minutes, as we had requested, they segued into the full, electric version of the song (yes, from Back to the Future) and we called our guests onto the dance floor. The band was great to work with ahead of our wedding to come up with something special for us. Now I just need to find an excuse to throw another huge party and hire these guys again.
Wow. Where to start. These guys (and gal) are incredible. After searching for a band for quite a while, we hired the Real Read more...
Wow. Where to start. These guys (and gal) are incredible. After searching for a band for quite a while, we hired the Real Geniuses to play our wedding in Washington, DC through Sam Hill Bands. This was hands-down the best decision we made at our wedding. Their demo video should give you a pretty good idea of what the Real Geniuses sound like and are capable-of. Always the skeptics, and knowing that bands often sound very different in the studio than when performing live, we caught one of their live gigs up in Columbia, MD before deciding to book them. We were blown away -- they sounded just as good live as they did in their online demos. Dozens of our guests commented on how awesome these guys were at our wedding. They had almost all of our guests up and on the dance floor, even the people who don't normally dance. At the end of the night, we didn't want the party to stop. Our ceremony went a little longer than we had planned, so the band played almost non-stop for the last 2.5 hours of our reception. Best of all, the band totally rocked our request for a special first-dance song. We danced to a slow, acoustic version of Huey Lewis's "The Power of Love" that the band came up with in the weeks before the wedding. After a couple of minutes, as we had requested, they segued into the full, electric version of the song (yes, from Back to the Future) and we called our guests onto the dance floor. The band was great to work with ahead of our wedding to come up with something special for us. Now I just need to find an excuse to throw another huge party and hire these guys again. Read less
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