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The Shine Band

Boston , MA

LOCATION

Boston, MA 02115 US (map)

PHONE

781-545-6011

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Knowing when to play what song for who is both a challenge & an art. Find out why Shine consistently wins over the crowd with a diverse repertoire, remarkable talent & helpful... Read more
Knowing when to play what song for who is both a challenge & an art. Find out why Shine consistently wins over the crowd with a diverse repertoire, remarkable talent & helpful professionalism.

Our Motto: "Nothing Compares to Live Music!"

Shine is a fun, experienced, reliable Boston area band that has performed at over 1600 weddings and parties. Chances are you already know someone who's seen us! Please visit our website at www.ShineBand.com to enjoy video, slideshows, hear us play over 60 songs from our HUGE song list!

- Featuring the best of BOTH contemporary and classic music

- Each member sings lead AND plays at least one instrument: great value

- Regular group: Female & Male vocals, sax, guitar, keyboards, bass, drums

-Trumpet can be added for horn section sound

-Quality pre-recorded music supplied on (non-excessive) breaks

- Maintains appropriate volume in both large and very small rooms

- Reasonable Rates !

- Helpful planning expertise, easy to work with, answers calls & emails

- Performance at almost every preferred venue in New England

- Convenient, cost effective cocktail & ceremony duos from the band Read less
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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
4-6
What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?
Acoustic, Big Band, Blues, Caribbean, Classic Rock, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Hip Hop, International, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B/Soul, Reggae, Rock, Swing, 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

REVIEWS

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Caitlyn
Wedding:
6/20/2015
5.0/5.0
With my husband being a musician himself, he took the lead on finding the perfect band for our June 20th wedding. The Shine Band was absolute perfection, and provided music for our ceremony (flute & guitar), cocktail hour (jazz duet), and reception (full band). They had everyone up and dancing, and were just so fun. Even a reain delay didn't stop this party!! John Harris is wonderful to work with, and in getting things coordinated. He really takes the time to get to know your taste so that you have the perfect set-list. Thank you, Shine, for everything! We had a ball!
With my husband being a musician himself, he took the lead on finding the perfect band for our June 20th wedding. The Read more...
With my husband being a musician himself, he took the lead on finding the perfect band for our June 20th wedding. The Shine Band was absolute perfection, and provided music for our ceremony (flute & guitar), cocktail hour (jazz duet), and reception (full band). They had everyone up and dancing, and were just so fun. Even a reain delay didn't stop this party!! John Harris is wonderful to work with, and in getting things coordinated. He really takes the time to get to know your taste so that you have the perfect set-list. Thank you, Shine, for everything! We had a ball! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/31/2015
5.0/5.0
Shine is utterly fantastic! From the moment we first contacted John Harris from Shine, we knew that this was the band for us. Both Andy and I very much wanted to have live music at our wedding. We had interviewed a couple of djs and quickly decided in favor of a band if it was in our budget. Fortunately, Shine’s prices are very reasonable. And boy what a treat was in store for us in choosing Shine! John was very easy to work with before the wedding. He patiently answered all of our questions over email and talked with us over the phone. He even went out of his way to help us out with the music so that we could practice our first dance. Shine also outdid themselves by learning a (perhaps) unique request for our last dance “Rainbow Connection”. Shine has an extensive repertoire including contemporary, 80s, 90s, swing music and more. There is definitely something for everyone. They sound uncannily like the recording artists. They do not play the typical cheesy wedding songs. John really listened to our music preferences and gave us a truly memorable evening. From people who are ballroom dancing experts to people who seldom tap a foot, people raved about the band we had found. We couldn’t be happier. Thank you Shine!!
Shine is utterly fantastic! From the moment we first contacted John Harris from Shine, we knew that this was the band for Read more...
Shine is utterly fantastic! From the moment we first contacted John Harris from Shine, we knew that this was the band for us. Both Andy and I very much wanted to have live music at our wedding. We had interviewed a couple of djs and quickly decided in favor of a band if it was in our budget. Fortunately, Shine’s prices are very reasonable. And boy what a treat was in store for us in choosing Shine! John was very easy to work with before the wedding. He patiently answered all of our questions over email and talked with us over the phone. He even went out of his way to help us out with the music so that we could practice our first dance. Shine also outdid themselves by learning a (perhaps) unique request for our last dance “Rainbow Connection”. Shine has an extensive repertoire including contemporary, 80s, 90s, swing music and more. There is definitely something for everyone. They sound uncannily like the recording artists. They do not play the typical cheesy wedding songs. John really listened to our music preferences and gave us a truly memorable evening. From people who are ballroom dancing experts to people who seldom tap a foot, people raved about the band we had found. We couldn’t be happier. Thank you Shine!! Read less
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Steve
Wedding:
5/9/2015
5.0/5.0
My wife and I have very high standards and did our research, but as a lot our friends would agree, attending band showcases and crashing weddings is an incredible hassle. I couldn’t find a single negative word about this band on the internet. If anyone had any misgivings –you’d hear about it. We found that listening to both Shine’s website MP3s, as well as the bandleader’s answers to our questions to be the most influential in our decision to hire them. It’s not that difficult to hear if someone can play or sing, and they sounded even MORE convincing at the wedding. That really blew us away. Also, the price we were given was SO MUCH more reasonable than others we contacted! 6-8k for a wedding band, are you kidding?

I’d say that Shine Band’s vast experience by far outweighs any band fresh out of music school trying to learn the wedding business. I’ll take a veteran over a newbie any day! Seriously, from the moment I contacted The Shine Band, everything was very professional, friendly and first class. So was the booking and planning process. At the reception the band understood EXACTLY what was needed at the right time. Everyone was dancing so much we begged the function director to let us have more time! Working with them throughout was entirely and surprisingly stress-free. Ask my wife, no longer a bride: Isn’t that one of the best compliments you could ever give?
My wife and I have very high standards and did our research, but as a lot our friends would agree, attending band Read more...
My wife and I have very high standards and did our research, but as a lot our friends would agree, attending band showcases and crashing weddings is an incredible hassle. I couldn’t find a single negative word about this band on the internet. If anyone had any misgivings –you’d hear about it. We found that listening to both Shine’s website MP3s, as well as the bandleader’s answers to our questions to be the most influential in our decision to hire them. It’s not that difficult to hear if someone can play or sing, and they sounded even MORE convincing at the wedding. That really blew us away. Also, the price we were given was SO MUCH more reasonable than others we contacted! 6-8k for a wedding band, are you kidding?

I’d say that Shine Band’s vast experience by far outweighs any band fresh out of music school trying to learn the wedding business. I’ll take a veteran over a newbie any day! Seriously, from the moment I contacted The Shine Band, everything was very professional, friendly and first class. So was the booking and planning process. At the reception the band understood EXACTLY what was needed at the right time. Everyone was dancing so much we begged the function director to let us have more time! Working with them throughout was entirely and surprisingly stress-free. Ask my wife, no longer a bride: Isn’t that one of the best compliments you could ever give? Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
11/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Shine is AMAZING! John Harris made the process so easy from the moment we contacted him through the wedding day. Every correspondence was prompt, they played all of our special requests, learned the song my husband danced to with his mother (which was not on their song list), and even allowed my father (who is a musician) to get up and sing a song. I have worked in Event Management for over 8 years planning multiple weddings and Shine was by far the best band to work with, they are extremely professional but very fun and have a great mix of songs for all guests to enjoy! Our guests were on the dance floor all night long and the set list could not have been better! I would highly recommend this band to any couple booking their wedding. Shine is the perfect choice!
Shine is AMAZING! John Harris made the process so easy from the moment we contacted him through the wedding day. Every Read more...
Shine is AMAZING! John Harris made the process so easy from the moment we contacted him through the wedding day. Every correspondence was prompt, they played all of our special requests, learned the song my husband danced to with his mother (which was not on their song list), and even allowed my father (who is a musician) to get up and sing a song. I have worked in Event Management for over 8 years planning multiple weddings and Shine was by far the best band to work with, they are extremely professional but very fun and have a great mix of songs for all guests to enjoy! Our guests were on the dance floor all night long and the set list could not have been better! I would highly recommend this band to any couple booking their wedding. Shine is the perfect choice! Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
11/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Shine was amazing from the moment I contacted them for a price consultation. I knew live music was something I wanted at my wedding but wasn't sure where to start as I had never been to a wedding with a band before. But John made it easy from our first conversation! I would highly recommend Shine over any DJ - Especially if live music is your thing! John was very helpful with the planning and answered all of my e-mails quickly. The band learned a great (not so well known) song for my dance with my father and it turned out incredible. I am still receiving compliments from guests a few months later on the band. They made it easy to keep people on the dance floor - playing everything from the classic's to new pop and country. Book them now!!
Shine was amazing from the moment I contacted them for a price consultation. I knew live music was something I wanted at Read more...
Shine was amazing from the moment I contacted them for a price consultation. I knew live music was something I wanted at my wedding but wasn't sure where to start as I had never been to a wedding with a band before. But John made it easy from our first conversation! I would highly recommend Shine over any DJ - Especially if live music is your thing! John was very helpful with the planning and answered all of my e-mails quickly. The band learned a great (not so well known) song for my dance with my father and it turned out incredible. I am still receiving compliments from guests a few months later on the band. They made it easy to keep people on the dance floor - playing everything from the classic's to new pop and country. Book them now!! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Wow! I cannot say enough great things about Shine! John was a pleasure to work with before the wedding and extremely responsive, and they kept our guests dancing the entire night! Because of them, our wedding had an incredible energy to it, and the music they chose was perfect for our 20-something friends and our parents 50 to 60-something friends and family. They did a wonderful job learning our first dance song and also incorporating some of my favorites. This band was absolutely perfect!
Wow! I cannot say enough great things about Shine! John was a pleasure to work with before the wedding and extremely Read more...
Wow! I cannot say enough great things about Shine! John was a pleasure to work with before the wedding and extremely responsive, and they kept our guests dancing the entire night! Because of them, our wedding had an incredible energy to it, and the music they chose was perfect for our 20-something friends and our parents 50 to 60-something friends and family. They did a wonderful job learning our first dance song and also incorporating some of my favorites. This band was absolutely perfect! Read less
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Carol
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
The Shine Band created a magical, memorable evening for my sister's wedding. The music was absolutely magnificent. We could not have chosen better. We danced the night away. John, the band leader, was very personable and professional. Arrangements were made with ease.
The music, the vocals, were amazing. Fabulous night!! Thank you Shine!
The Shine Band created a magical, memorable evening for my sister's wedding. The music was absolutely magnificent. We Read more...
The Shine Band created a magical, memorable evening for my sister's wedding. The music was absolutely magnificent. We could not have chosen better. We danced the night away. John, the band leader, was very personable and professional. Arrangements were made with ease.
The music, the vocals, were amazing. Fabulous night!! Thank you Shine! Read less
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Steven
Wedding:
8/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Shine did an amazing job at our wedding!! They happily learned a rather unconventional song for our wedding party intro, they played all of the songs we requested and filled in the rest with a perfect mix that had us all dancing. I'd highly recommend adding the trumpet to the band, which gave all the songs a little something extra, and the sax/guitar duo provided a classy touch to our outdoor tented cocktail hour. We're so glad we went with live music over a DJ, and while a band is a greater investment than a DJ, Shine provided a far superior value to the other bands we looked into based on their talent, variety, professionalism, and ease of communication. Book them ASAP and you won't regret it!
Shine did an amazing job at our wedding!! They happily learned a rather unconventional song for our wedding party intro, Read more...
Shine did an amazing job at our wedding!! They happily learned a rather unconventional song for our wedding party intro, they played all of the songs we requested and filled in the rest with a perfect mix that had us all dancing. I'd highly recommend adding the trumpet to the band, which gave all the songs a little something extra, and the sax/guitar duo provided a classy touch to our outdoor tented cocktail hour. We're so glad we went with live music over a DJ, and while a band is a greater investment than a DJ, Shine provided a far superior value to the other bands we looked into based on their talent, variety, professionalism, and ease of communication. Book them ASAP and you won't regret it! Read less
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Matt
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
I can't describe in words how special it was to have Shine play at our wedding and ceremony. The music and set list were perfect, and they kept people dancing throughout the whole night until we basically had to pull people off the dance floor because they loved the band so much! They made our special night better than we could have imagined.

Also, John was incredibly responsive and helpful. He made scheduling and organizing the event so simple and was a pleasure to have as our contact for the band. I will surely be referring Shine to all my friends and family who decide to get married in the future.

Thank you so much!!
I can't describe in words how special it was to have Shine play at our wedding and ceremony. The music and set list were Read more...
I can't describe in words how special it was to have Shine play at our wedding and ceremony. The music and set list were perfect, and they kept people dancing throughout the whole night until we basically had to pull people off the dance floor because they loved the band so much! They made our special night better than we could have imagined.

Also, John was incredibly responsive and helpful. He made scheduling and organizing the event so simple and was a pleasure to have as our contact for the band. I will surely be referring Shine to all my friends and family who decide to get married in the future.

Thank you so much!! Read less
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Deb
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
I hired Shine for my daughter's wedding it was the best decision I could have made. They were AMAZING!!! John Harris was so easy to work with and accommodated all of my daughters and son-in-laws request. They played the guitar and flute during the ceremony and it was beautiful. They then played the sax and guitar during the cocktail hour which set the perfect atmosphere for people to mingle. But they really "Shined" during the reception. Their mix of music kept our guest, including myself, on the dance floor all night. My only complaint was that the night ended to soon!!

If you are thinking about hiring a DJ for your upcoming wedding because you can't afford a Band. Think Again!!! Shine is affordable and worth every penny. You will not be sorry.
I hired Shine for my daughter's wedding it was the best decision I could have made. They were AMAZING!!! John Harris was Read more...
I hired Shine for my daughter's wedding it was the best decision I could have made. They were AMAZING!!! John Harris was so easy to work with and accommodated all of my daughters and son-in-laws request. They played the guitar and flute during the ceremony and it was beautiful. They then played the sax and guitar during the cocktail hour which set the perfect atmosphere for people to mingle. But they really "Shined" during the reception. Their mix of music kept our guest, including myself, on the dance floor all night. My only complaint was that the night ended to soon!!

If you are thinking about hiring a DJ for your upcoming wedding because you can't afford a Band. Think Again!!! Shine is affordable and worth every penny. You will not be sorry. Read less
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DEALS

$700 Off Winter Dates, Fridays and Sundays
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Shine will gladly give you a $700 discount when you book the band on any date that occurs during the months of December, January, February, March and April. The same discount is also offered on all Friday and Sunday dates, except holiday weekend Sundays.
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