Hip Service was an absolute joy to work with!!! I got nothing but amazing about our wedding band. Everyone danced all night and they were so fun to watch, like we were at a concert or watching a live show! I recommend Hip Service for weddings, parties or any social event!!
I cannot even describe how incredible Hip Service was for our September wedding in Sonoma. I (the bride) prefer motown and my now husband is a huge classic rock fan. Hip Service combined both of our styles and performed such a high energy, mellow when appropriate, performance. Also, they learned "Thank You" by Led Zeppelin for our first dance; not an easy guitar challenge. They nailed it and more! I was blown away. Additionally, my now husband surprised me by singing and playing guitar, requiring a practice session with the band. The band was so thoughtful and also gave him great tips as he performed. I will ask Hip Service to play at ANY party we have and will tell all friends getting married in San Francisco and beyond to hire them. I cannot even properly express how awesome this band was at our black tie wedding and I can be hard to please ;).
You guys are awesome. Had everyone dancing on the dance floor. You guys are the best wedding band I have heard.
I cannot recommend Steve and Hip Service more. We planned a destination wedding in Tahoe (from NYC!) via email and phone, and Steve was incredibly responsive, professional and patient with us and all of our questions. The day of the wedding I have NO DOUBT that everything would go off without a hitch because of their attention to detail and the countless hours Steve spend on the phone with us.
The band even surprised us a week before our wedding by learning a pretty obscure song for our first dance (Shine a Light by the Rolling Stones) and KILLED IT, to the point that the band cut out and one point so everyone could clap along with the lead singer. It was honestly my favorite moment of the whole day.
LOVE Hip Service!!
WOW, HIP Service was amazing. They totally far exceeded our expectations for the wedding ceremony and reception. From young to old all ages truly enjoyed themselves all night long. We have had nothing but compliments from so many of our guests. We had over 300 guests and their music touched every age group. I would highly recommend them over and over.
Amazing! This exuberant band added to an already phenomenal day! Steve and Hip service were flawless entertainers! What talent they have! There is nothing we would change! It was perfection from the first meeting until the last dance; everything ran smoothly. Thank you for making the wedding so much fun for us.
Hip Service met every expectation and went beyond. They were the easiest and most flexible of all the vendors we delt with in planning our wedding. They brought a tremendous amount of energy to our reception. The music and range of cover songs was amazing. Many of our guests were simply shocked at how good they sounded, and "best band ever" was a common comment after our wedding day. Thank you, Steve!
Hip Service was wonderful at our wedding. Leading up to the wedding, Steve was amazing to work with. He was attentive and extremely helpful. I would highly recommend this band to anyone!
Hip Service is by far the most incredibly professional, wonderful and dance inspiring band possible at a wedding!
If I could give HIP Service 10 out of 5 stars, I would. From the moment that I contacted them, Steve was extremely responsive, prompt, and professional in my requests. As a pretty go-with-the-flow bride, it was nice to get an email update from Steve's staff as the wedding day drew closer. With all the other details of the wedding going on, it was nice to not have to worry about the entertainment.
From the second the music started, people were on the dance floor. We had quite a few "adults" (friends of our parents in their 50s/60s) and a good number of our friends (20s/30s) and everyone was able to dance to every song. One thing that I especially loved is that there weren't any stops between songs. It kept the party going!
Even though the wedding was a month ago, I still am getting responses from people about how much fun the band was. I am SO extremely happy that I chose to go with HIP service. Go ahead and call around to other bands and I guarantee that you won't feel as comfortable or satisfied as you will with HIP Service!
Hip Service was unbelievable! I had never seen them perform and hired them purely on a friends recommendation for my wedding and they were worth every penny! They were so easy to work with and put on such a great show. At the end of the night you could not get the guests off the dance floor because they were having such a great time! I would highly recommend them for any event ...especially a wedding. I had many guests tell me they were the best band they had ever heard at a wedding!
Hip Service played at my wedding on June 24th. They MADE our wedding. They took the crowd from level 5 to 10 and everyone (250 People) danced until they stopped. They learned two special songs and were completely professional each step of the way. I can’t say into words how much I loved them!!! Wish I could do it all over again!!! Thank you!!
I cannot recommend Hip Service with more enthusiasm than I am doing! They were awesome. My daughter got married a couple of months ago, and Hip Service was better than we could have asked for. From the moment we signed them up, I was excited. Steve was great to work with. The band learned a new song for us, Steve arranged a conference call between me, my daughter (the bride), our DJ and himself to go over every detail and how everything was going to flow. When the band started playing, it was amazing! They provided quieter music for cocktail hour - and after dinner really got things going! I was walking back from the restroom at one point and noticed that there was NOT ONE person sitting at their table. Literally every single guest was on the dance floor practically the entire evening - just what we were hoping for!
Amy's wedding was amazing. The venue (a winery) was perfect. The flowers were spectacular. Our wedding planner was unbelievable. The food was incredible - both the bride and groom are chefs. But I have to say, I think the band made the wedding!!
Thank you Steve and Hip Service - I loved every minute.
One of Amy's bridesmaids is getting married next month, and she booked Hip Service because of our wedding. I am so excited to go to that wedding, and spend another evening dancing and partying with Hip Service.
Again, thanks for a wonderful event. You worked really hard to make it perfect!
Hip Service was fantastic to work with. Steve and team were not only incredible during our reception, they helped us with ceremony music (we had our own singer). We just wished we could have danced to the band longer ... we received a ton of positive comments from our guests.
I am so happy with this band! Our guests were so impressed with how professional their set up was and also their showmanship was fantastic. I would recommend this band to everyone who wants lie entertainment for their wedding reception. I would also hire them again for future events.
AMAZING!!!!!!! Our guests are still talking about how Hip Service was one of the best cover bands they've ever heard. We danced all night long!
I love Hip Service! Wonderful music, wonderful, friendly, band members. Working with them throughout an event is smooth and fun. When you need to make adjustments they are happy to accommodate and helpful as well.
If you are considering a band for your event then by all means book Hip Service! I hear lots of bands and don't often make recommendations for all of them...this one is the ONE!
Thank You all for being so wonderful all...
Awesome band- high energy, great performers, and they get everyone dancing!
We just recently had a wedding where this band played. Literally, the guests were out dancing the entire time the band was on stage. Not once did you look over and see the dance floor bare. This band has some amazing talent and they are so wonderful to work with! hoping there will be more weddings we coordinate they will be performing at!
Choosing the right music for your wedding is one of the most important decisions you will make as you plan your special day. Hip Service was formed with the sole purpose of presenting an exceptional and unforgettable experience for you and your guests. With consistent crowd pleasing performances, this award winning dance band is one of the leading wedding and special event bands in the nation. From the first note of the cocktail jazz set to the last dance of the evening, the band's common goal is to always provide a seamless and joyful evening of music and dancing. The band is there to create an atmosphere that is elegant, entertaining and fun.
2009 "America's Best Dance Band" by the National Music Awards
2005 "The Bay Area's Top Pick for Best Dance Band" by San Francisco Magazine
2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012 -- Sacramento Magazines "Best of Sacramento" Party Band
2013 Event Solutions Spotlight Finalist "BEST ENTERTAINMENT"
The evening's entertainment is designed specifically for you and your guests. Working closely with couples, wedding planners, and the venue coordinator, Hip Service will customize a timeline, help with song selections and assist with any other special requests you may have. Whether you are planning a large destination wedding or a small backyard reception, Hip Service brings years of experience and a level of professionalism that is seldom found in the average wedding band.
Hip and Happy Clients say...
"I cannot recommend Steve and Hip Service more. We planned a destination wedding in Tahoe (from NYC!) via email and phone, and Steve
was incredibly responsive, professional and patient with us and all of our questions. The day of the wedding I have NO DOUBT that everything would go off without a hitch because of their attention to detail and the countless hours
Steve spent on the phone with us. The band even surprised us a week before our wedding by learning a pretty obscure song for our first dance (Shine a Light by the Rolling Stones) and KILLED IT, to the point that the band cut out at one point so
everyone could clap along with the lead singer. It was honestly my favorite moment of the whole day. LOVE Hip Service!!"
July 1, 2012
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe
Incline Village, NV
"Thank you for making Jerry and me look so good! Maureen and Mike set the tone with their happiness and you provided the music to make the wedding so much fun! The band will always be one of the key ingredients to a successful party, and you and the Hip Service group are PERFECTION! Wow! You are fabulous! We enjoyed every moment of our time with you. Thank you Hip Service!"
Mary Lynne and Jerry Richardson
Parents of the bride, San Francisco
"I cannot recommend Hip Service with more enthusiasm than I am doing! They were awesome. My daughter got married a couple of months ago, and Hip Service was better than we could have asked for. From the moment we signed them up, I was excited. Steve was great to work with. The band learned a new song for us, Steve arranged a conference call between me, my daughter (the bride), our DJ and himself to go over every detail and how everything was going to flow. When the band started playing, it was amazing! They provided quieter music for cocktail hour - and after dinner really got things going! I was walking back from the restroom at one point and noticed that there was NOT ONE person sitting at their table. Literally every single guest was on the dance floor practically the entire evening - just what we were hoping for!
Amy's wedding was amazing. The venue (a winery) was perfect. The flowers were spectacular. Our wedding planner was unbelievable. The food was incredible - both the bride and groom are chefs. But I have to say, I think the band made the wedding!! Thank you Steve and Hip Service - I loved every minute."
Anne B., San Francisco, Sept 2012
Additional services we can provide include ceremony musicians (string trio, classical or jazz guitar, harpist, many options!), ceremony sound system & specialty decor lighting. Hip Service is available for weddings throughout California as well as destination locations.
Choosing the right live entertainment can certainly take your wedding to the next level. At Hip Entertainment, we know that event success in all in the details. We have made it our mission to provide the absolute best entertainment and customer service to our clients. As you search for the perfect band, here are some important questions to consider:
* Does the band have a proven track record of rave reviews from wedding clients?
* Are their references authentic and recent?
* Is the band flexible and easy to work with?
* Are they completely reliable (crucial in every phase of preparing for and performing at a wedding or special event)
* Can the band handle all MC duties for the evening?
* Do they understand that more volume does not mean better music? Can they play quietly, when necessary?
* Does the band offer options for ceremony and cocktail music?
* Will they learn special requests, for example for first dance and father-daughter dances?
* Will the band customize their set list to your preferences?
* Does the band carry General Liability insurance? Most venues require your vendors to carry insurance.
* What professional organizations does the band belong to? Are they current on new and emerging trends in the entertainment industry?
* Is the band a "preferred vendor" at various wedding venues?
Hip Service is the flagship band of Hip Entertainment LLC, a full service entertainment company managing and representing Northern California's BEST artists. In addition to providing quality entertainment solutions to brides and wedding planners, we are the region's leading entertainment provider for corporate and fundraising events.
Some of our clients include...
March of Dimes
American Cancer Society
and many many more...
Hip Service is a preferred vendor...
Lodge at Sonoma
Resort at Squaw Creek
Arden Hills Resort
Bear Flag Farm
We are proud members of...
BBB - Better Business Bureau
AEP - American Entertainment Professionals
WFA - Western Fairs Association
MPI - Meeting Planners International
SCVB - Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau
Call today and speak to an entertainment specialist about your event!
Over our twenty years in the entertainment and event industries, Hip Entertainment has developed long-standing, excellent relationships with great artists. Our growing roster of diverse talent offerings earned its strong reputation as a trusted and reliable source of high quality entertainment. Hip Entertainment artists are professional, creative, and service oriented. Visit www.hipentertainment.com for all the info!