play that funky music at my wedding on long island
June 27, 2006 5:31 AM   Subscribe

Help me hire a great wedding band in the NYC area.

I'm getting married next June in Bayville, NY, which is about an hour east of NYC on Long Island. We've been looking around on the web at wedding bands and wedding band agencies; unfortunately we live in Boston and can't make it to any of these bands' 'showcase nights' to see them in person.

So: any MeFites been to a great wedding with a great band lately? Or had a great band at their own wedding? Our main thing is that we want to dance - a lot - at ours. We're not so into melismatic R&B vocals, but otherwise anything goes. Thanks!
posted by josh to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We had a good time in southern CT with the Joe Holmes Swing Band - the median age of that group must be 65.
posted by sohcahtoa at 6:14 AM on June 27, 2006

The Touch played at my friend's wedding and were incredible. I was truly impressed when they started playing Radiohead during dinner.
posted by MattS at 6:52 AM on June 27, 2006

(not that i know anything about weddings or their bands, but i recall another askme question on the topic that suggested using regular event bands instead of wedding bands, because the fees are lower and the bands often had a bigger repertoire within a group or certainly across groups... might be worth looking into...)
posted by whatzit at 7:18 AM on June 27, 2006

I'm a professional guitarist living in NYC, and I've worked with and/or know a number of people in wedding bands. Drop me a line and I'd be glad to give you more info (email in profile).
posted by fingers_of_fire at 8:00 AM on June 27, 2006

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