Post # 1
Any recommendations for bands or musicians to use for the ceremony and/or the reception. Ideally we would like a small string ensemble for the ceremony and then a 5-7 piece band for the reception. Would like the reception band to be able to cover a wide variety of music (jazz standards for cocktail hour and dinner and then a fun mixture of old and current tunes for dancing). Looking for a group that is energetic and talented.
Post # 3
Hi Ms. Sailor (love the name btw)
You might check out http://www.gigmasters.com that has a ton of Boston area bands listed on it by type and has reviews posted so that might be a good start.
Some friends of mine had “Secret Service” play their wedding and it was awesome, but they are more of an 80s cover band.
Post # 4
Wow- Thanks for your suggestion! I checked out that site and couldn’t believe the number of bands on it!!
Post # 5
We booked Dean Capper and his trio for our ceremony and cocktail hour. Dean was easy to work with, their fee was reasonable, and they sounded great – Dean.Capper at gmail.
Our band was Downtown Crossing and I would not recommend them. You can read our sad story at http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/boston-wedding-band-suggestions