The Real Geniuses
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 Geiuses were incredible! We were excited to have them perform at our wedding and everyone absolutely loved them! I highly recommend them!!
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!!
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!
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.
We hired the Real Geniuses to play at our wedding on May 5th and were absolutely blown away. We went through a long and painful process of looking for a wedding band, and after eliminating many that were way too expensive or just sounded terrible in their demo videos, we stumbled upon the Real Geniuses. Their demo video is awesome but it does not do them justice. As far as 80's cover bands go, these guys are the real deal and they not only nail all the songs but have great energy and really engaged with our guests. We learned a rhumba for our first dance to "In My Life" by the Beatles, and we were a bit nervous that they would play it at a different tempo or a different way than the recording, which is what we had been practicing to, but after speaking to the band leader, they specifically checked the tempo and played it just the way we had been practicing, so we nailed our dance! These guys are great fun and a great value as well.
When my wife (then fiancée) and I were wedding planning, we knew we wanted a band (read: no DJ). We put great thought into the type of experience we wanted our guests to have, i.e. lots of fun with zero cheese factor. My wife and I have different musical tastes but we agreed on one thing -- we both love 80's music, especially New Wave! I knew of the RGs and after seeing some of their online videos I was sold. In fact, we even rescheduled our wedding date (this was very early on) just so we could book the band.
The RGs did not disappoint, and I can't say enough good things about them. We had a very nice wedding reception at the Peabody Library in Baltimore (2007), and the RGs put it over the top. They were a HUGE hit and everybody loved them. Two years later, we're still getting comments about how much fun our guests had and how great the band was.
The RGs were consummate professionals. They were extremely easy to work with and very accommodating. They learned a special song at my request, and they even granted an extra special favor, allowing me to sit in with the band for a few songs as a surprise to my wife. They are very experienced musicians and know intuitively how to make your wedding rock -- in a way that even your 85-year old grandpa will appreciate.
Plus, as far as wedding bands go -- and I researched many -- they are a bargain. If you've already decided (wisely) to hang the DJ and get a band and you're yearning for something that will make your wedding truly unforgettable -- and, again, really fun -- look no further. The Real Geniuses are the Real Deal.
Amazing and FUN! Can't wait to work with you again in October.
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.