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The Smokin' Section

Metuchen , NJ
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Metuchen, NJ 08840 US (map)

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848-232-9383

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ABOUT US

Experience the Smokin Section for your party or affair!! The Smokin Section has been getting audiences up and dancing at wedding receptions, corporate parties, bar/bas mitzvahs and clubs... Read more
Experience the Smokin’ Section for your party or affair!! The Smokin’ Section has been getting audiences up and dancing at wedding receptions, corporate parties, bar/bas mitzvahs and clubs since the mid ‘90s. From elegant, refined gatherings in Newport, RI to wild blowouts in Chicago, the Smokin' Section has been an integral part of hundreds of memorable parties and weddings. We have also performed at clubs throughout the metro area, and we've played in front of audiences of over 5,000 people. Comprised of some of the metro NYC area’s finest and most versatile musicians; the Smokin’ Section is a rehearsed band ranging from 4 - 11 pieces. We also offer Band/DJ combos.

When we go out with our full 9 piece unit, Smokin' Section features 3 dynamic, multitalented vocalists upfront (1 female, 2 male), a tight 3 man horn section (not an afterthought or add-on, but an important part of the band) and a rhythm section of keyboard, bass and drums that will make you and your guests want to get up and dance. (We will tailor the band to the specifics of your particular party and can go out with more or less pieces in the band based on your needs.)

We know how to get people on the dance floor and keep them there! The Smokin’ Section treats each party we do individually; we monitor what’s going on at that specific party and play the right mix of music to keep the guests happy. Rest assured that the Smokin' Section does not mistake volume for energy; we are very aware of dynamics and know how to groove at a comfortable volume level for you and your guests.

The Smokin’ Section has become well known throughout the tri-state area for its unique combination of versatility, excitement and musicality. We enjoy playing the full range of dance music and take pride in being able to perform many different styles of music the right way and with spirit! This enthusiasm never fails to connect with our audience and helps to fill up the dance floor. From Classic Rock to Club, Swing/Society and Sinatra to Salsa and Merengue, Ballads to Boogie, Rhythm ‘n Blues to Rhumba, Top 40 to Tarantella and much, much more, the Smokin' Section plays its music with energy, grace, passion and sophistication. 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, 7+
What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?
Acoustic, Big Band, Blues, Caribbean, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Funk, International, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B/Soul, Reggae, Rock, Strings, Swing
What music services do you provide?
Bilingual MC, Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Karaoke Services, Learning New Songs, Liability Insurance, 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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Amanda
Wedding:
5/1/2015
5.0/5.0
The Smokin Section provided amazing entertainment for my wedding this past May 2015. Each member is so talented and had our guests up and dancing the entire time. Mike was a pleasure to work with leading up to the wedding and made me feel very comfortable that all my needs would be met. He is extremely personable and had everything in order for me. I highly recommend the Smokin Section for any event that needs great live music.
The Smokin Section provided amazing entertainment for my wedding this past May 2015. Each member is so talented and had Read more...
The Smokin Section provided amazing entertainment for my wedding this past May 2015. Each member is so talented and had our guests up and dancing the entire time. Mike was a pleasure to work with leading up to the wedding and made me feel very comfortable that all my needs would be met. He is extremely personable and had everything in order for me. I highly recommend the Smokin Section for any event that needs great live music. Read less
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Katrina
Wedding:
3/14/2015
5.0/5.0
The Smokin' Section is absolutely amazing. I first heard them at my brother's wedding, and then at my sister's wedding, and I knew exactly who to contact when I was planning my wedding!!!

They kept the dance floor filled all night and hit all of our requests. The band sounded amazing, and they looked amazing too! Everyone danced -- from my 90 year old grandma down to the 4 year old flower girl. The Smokin' Section has a huge range of music in their repertoire, playing the perfect mix of classics and modern hits. Mike was great at communicating and was extremely responsive throughout the planning process. There's a reason the Smokin' Section has been at three of of my family's weddings!
The Smokin' Section is absolutely amazing. I first heard them at my brother's wedding, and then at my sister's wedding, Read more...
The Smokin' Section is absolutely amazing. I first heard them at my brother's wedding, and then at my sister's wedding, and I knew exactly who to contact when I was planning my wedding!!!

They kept the dance floor filled all night and hit all of our requests. The band sounded amazing, and they looked amazing too! Everyone danced -- from my 90 year old grandma down to the 4 year old flower girl. The Smokin' Section has a huge range of music in their repertoire, playing the perfect mix of classics and modern hits. Mike was great at communicating and was extremely responsive throughout the planning process. There's a reason the Smokin' Section has been at three of of my family's weddings! Read less
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Tamar
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Mike was a pleasure to work with. He listened to what we wanted and did his best to accommodate. We had a bunch of special requests that they worked with us on. I would recommend Mike and the Smokin Section.
Mike was a pleasure to work with. He listened to what we wanted and did his best to accommodate. We had a bunch of special Read more...
Mike was a pleasure to work with. He listened to what we wanted and did his best to accommodate. We had a bunch of special requests that they worked with us on. I would recommend Mike and the Smokin Section. Read less
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Annalisa
Wedding:
12/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Excellent band! We heard them at a friend's wedding and booked them immediately. We were very happy with our decision. Everyone at our wedding raved about the music. The band made the party and got everyone out on the dance floor! Great job reading the crowd and playing the right songs.
Excellent band! We heard them at a friend's wedding and booked them immediately. We were very happy with our decision. Read more...
Excellent band! We heard them at a friend's wedding and booked them immediately. We were very happy with our decision. Everyone at our wedding raved about the music. The band made the party and got everyone out on the dance floor! Great job reading the crowd and playing the right songs. Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
8/25/2013
5.0/5.0
They were great, easy to work with, and definitely made our wedding a blast!
They were great, easy to work with, and definitely made our wedding a blast!
They were great, easy to work with, and definitely made our wedding a blast! Read less
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Corey
Wedding:
7/26/2013
5.0/5.0
The Smokin' Section was a true highlight at our wedding. Everyone I spoke to had great things to say. They listened to our requests, took our direction and felt the room appropriately during the the entire event. They performed the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception in great form. You could tell they enjoyed themselves and it carried over into their performance. They were easy to work with, responsive and at a competitive price. I've never scene a better wedding band. It was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. I'd recommend them to anyone who wants a great band at their event.
The Smokin' Section was a true highlight at our wedding. Everyone I spoke to had great things to say. They listened to our Read more...
The Smokin' Section was a true highlight at our wedding. Everyone I spoke to had great things to say. They listened to our requests, took our direction and felt the room appropriately during the the entire event. They performed the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception in great form. You could tell they enjoyed themselves and it carried over into their performance. They were easy to work with, responsive and at a competitive price. I've never scene a better wedding band. It was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. I'd recommend them to anyone who wants a great band at their event. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The Smokin' Section was above and beyond amazing! The music was wonderful, varied and great for every generation. Mike was very personable, flexible and worked closely with us to ensure everything was perfect and perfect it was! The band made our day extra magical and special, everyone loved them and we would highly recommend them. - Dominique & Geoff
The Smokin' Section was above and beyond amazing! The music was wonderful, varied and great for every generation. Mike was Read more...
The Smokin' Section was above and beyond amazing! The music was wonderful, varied and great for every generation. Mike was very personable, flexible and worked closely with us to ensure everything was perfect and perfect it was! The band made our day extra magical and special, everyone loved them and we would highly recommend them. - Dominique & Geoff Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The Smokin Section was a hit at our wedding! They played everything we asked for and more! They really know how to read a crowd too. My friend loved them so much, she booked them for her wedding, and, once again, they were fabulous! The Smokin Section is THE band to book for your event. You'll be glad you did.
The Smokin Section was a hit at our wedding! They played everything we asked for and more! They really know how to read a Read more...
The Smokin Section was a hit at our wedding! They played everything we asked for and more! They really know how to read a crowd too. My friend loved them so much, she booked them for her wedding, and, once again, they were fabulous! The Smokin Section is THE band to book for your event. You'll be glad you did. Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
11/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Mike and the Smokin' Section were so great to work with. They sounded great and were friendly and accommodating in the months leading up to our wedding. Everyone loved the music, and our guests danced all night! We were extremely happy to have such a talented group of musicians play at our wedding!
Mike and the Smokin' Section were so great to work with. They sounded great and were friendly and accommodating in the Read more...
Mike and the Smokin' Section were so great to work with. They sounded great and were friendly and accommodating in the months leading up to our wedding. Everyone loved the music, and our guests danced all night! We were extremely happy to have such a talented group of musicians play at our wedding! Read less
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Joe
Wedding:
11/17/2012
5.0/5.0
The Smokin' Section absolutely made the night, and the compliments on the band have not stopped - even more than a year later! From our friends and family to our parents' friends - multiple generations and age groups - there has truly been nothing but rave reviews. The mix of songs played was EXACTLY what we were looking for - and the packed dance floor ALL NIGHT proved that it's what our guests were looking for, as well. Everything sounded great with the jazz trio they put together for the cocktail hour, too. It just sounded so smooth...so classy.

As a drummer, it's rare that a fellow drummer lets you use his gear to fill in for a song. No issues there with these guys. They allowed me to play a song - Stevie Wonder's "Boogie On Reggae Woman" - with the full band. The guests loved it and I loved it. That is true flexibility in a band.

We had an incredible, unforgettable night - and we couldn't have done it without The Smokin' Section Band.
The Smokin' Section absolutely made the night, and the compliments on the band have not stopped - even more than a year Read more...
The Smokin' Section absolutely made the night, and the compliments on the band have not stopped - even more than a year later! From our friends and family to our parents' friends - multiple generations and age groups - there has truly been nothing but rave reviews. The mix of songs played was EXACTLY what we were looking for - and the packed dance floor ALL NIGHT proved that it's what our guests were looking for, as well. Everything sounded great with the jazz trio they put together for the cocktail hour, too. It just sounded so smooth...so classy.

As a drummer, it's rare that a fellow drummer lets you use his gear to fill in for a song. No issues there with these guys. They allowed me to play a song - Stevie Wonder's "Boogie On Reggae Woman" - with the full band. The guests loved it and I loved it. That is true flexibility in a band.

We had an incredible, unforgettable night - and we couldn't have done it without The Smokin' Section Band. Read less
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