I have very mixed feelings about Boom. We had the guitarist play at our ceremony and the band at our wedding. Danny (head guy) was not all that responsive, and I found it odd that Danny wouldn't give me any information (e.g. phone number) about the guitarist for our ceremony except his first name. The guitarist showed up 10 or so minutes before the ceremony, which was pushing it. When our friend who was also playing a song had trouble with his amp during the ceremony, the Boom guitarist just stared blankly at our friend and didn't even offer to help. Some guests even noticed the weirdness and asked afterwards what the deal with the guitarist was. At the reception, the sound and quality of the music were OUTSTANDING. They are clearly a very musically talented band, and every single song was on pitch and played and sung extremely well. And they are a major value, as we paid 1/3 of what most bands out there cost. But they gave off an air of "we don't want to be here, don't bother us." And here's the kicker: I spoke with Danny a number of times pre-wedding to make clear we wanted them to play ONLY from the list of songs we gave them (which we selected from the band's list of songs online). Danny had hesitations but ultimately said ok and that they would honor our request. At the reception, they did anything but. The band deviated from our list again and again and again, despite repeated requests by my gutsy bridesmaid during the reception to "only play what is on the list." At one point, a band member apparently told my bridesmaid, "oh, the bride ok'd it." I most definitely did not. I'd say a full 1/3 of the songs they played were not on our list. I finally gave up and became resigned to listening to "Journey," etc. For those hands-off couples out there who want to hire a (very high) quality-sounding band to play whatever the band wants, this is the band for you. If you want more input on what songs are played/not played, skip Boom.
Vendor response to review
I'm sorry you feel that way. However, our musicians are and have always been professionals at what we do. As we don’t release our musician’s private information, everything that they need to know is conveyed to them by our management team. Our musician was on time and ready to perform without any issues. Our musicians check and double check our equipment for malfunctions prior to every job and expect other musicians, especially those that are hired separately, to take the same precautions. We work with our clients step by step to help plan a night that they will never forget. We strive to meet all the requests of our clients. We, also, rely on our 20 years of experience to make sure the guests are up dancing all night, which they did. We pride ourselves on being able to read the crowd and provide “OUTSTANDING” music and songs!!
BOOM came recommended from a friend who had hired them for her own wedding, and we didn't regret the choice. Live music really adds something to a wedding. BOOM provided us with a jazz trio for the cocktail hour and a seven-piece band (including male and female vocalist) for the reception. They also served as emcees for the evening. They kept the energy going all evening, and played just the right songs for the different parts of the evening (cocktail hour, dinner, reception). I would highly recommend them!
I cannot say enough great things about Boom. They were FABULOUS. They had everyone on the dance floor the entire night which is exactly what I wanted. Our guests cannot stop talking about how much fun the band was at our wedding. They were great to work with, very quick to respond and so professional. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a very FUN and UPBEAT band.
Boom did an awesome job at my reception. They kept the dance floor packed. They were extremely professional. I would highly recommend them for any occasion. Thank you so much!!!
I asked them to play two specific songs that weren't on their list and they said no problem at all!! I have to admit-one of the songs was a cult hit but from New Zealand where my husband is from and they knew the music but had a hard time with the words so that was dissapointing BUT it just allowed me and a friend to sing instead so it turned out well :)
They played at a perfect volume and had wonderful energy the whole time! I sent them a list of songs I didn't want played and they honored that list :) I was happy :)
Great band, great music :)
BOOM was awesome! We received nothing but compliments after our wedding how lively and fun the music was. My only complaint is that the band didn't stick to our requests 100% percent (Party in the USA by Miley was NOT on the list) but I would still highly recommend their services
This band is amazing!! We did not want them to stop playing. Definitely got everyone out of their seats. Great selection of music.
My friends and family have been to many weddings and they said that this band, which played at both of my daughters weddings, is the BEST EVER!!!!!!! Everyone stayed to the very end of the reception and danced all night.
BOOM was named one of the Best Bands for 2013 by KMOX/CBS.com. We were also named one of the Best Bands by the Knot Magazine in 2010. BOOM has been on the scene for more than 20 years thrilling audiences wherever we perform. Through our live
and energetic shows, we have continued to keep people coming back for more.
We are a dynamic 6 piece band which features 2 singers (male & female), a rhythm section (lead & bass guitars, keyboards, and drums) with horns upon client request. We posess the experience to make sure your event flows smoothly and stress free through our pre-planning sessions and our ability to adapt on site.
; &n bsp;   ; &n bsp; We have been a major force on the music scene since 1992. It was back during their incredible 8 year stint as the house band for the Marriott West that Boom established itself as one of the premier acts in the area. BOOM performed for standing room only crowds every Saturday night at Kick`s Nite Club in conjunction with Y-98 radio dance party.
During this period, Boom built up its’ fan-base and popularity. Their overwhelming popularity landed them several TV commercials with Fox 2 , Harrah's Casino, and the Casino Queen. Each member is a highly regarded musician and performer. Collectively, they have written and produced TV commercials, taught music workshops, toured nationally, and served as musical director for various shows at the Fox Theater and the Westport Playhouse.
The singers are excellent, personable, and are real crowd pleasers. Their vocal talents span over a wide variety of styles. The male singer performs all styles from Frank Sinatra, to Usher, to Maroon 5 while the female singer can deliver everything from Aretha Franklin, to Pat Benetar, to Beyonce. The lead male singer was also a former national recording artist. Boom brings all this experience to your event along with an energetic live show.
Regardless of the type of event, venue or music, whether it be elegant, high energy or both, BOOM will deliver an enjoyable and unforgettable experience for ALL of your guests. We invite you to discover what so many people already know. If you want your special event to be truly magical, then BOOM is the band for you.