(Closed) How to find a good band?

posted 9 years ago in Music
Post # 3
1044 posts
Bumble bee

I would try Yelp. It’s been really helpful in finding everything from a DJ to the best eats. They have reviews from locals which really helps.

I wouldn’t really suggest Craigslist because you never know if they’re good or not.

I know that here in San Diego we have Channel 10’s A List which has a list of all the best wedding photographers, DJ’s. I wonder if NY has something similar?!?

Post # 4
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I used craigslist and got a LOT of responses.  Then I went to see some live – and I’m very glad I did because the leader of a band we were seriously considering turned out to be a major alcoholic.  He sounded good on the (edited) mp3’s I heard, but sounded pretty bad live.  Plus, I’d worry about him doing something embarrassing all night long.

Or if you see a live band and like their stuff, just go up and ask them if they do private parties.

Post # 5
1045 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

Have you checked for reviews on your local Knot board?  Or reviews on any of the other sites like WeddingWire?

Post # 6
1 posts

Have you tried contacting an agency? Finding a good band can be a real nightmare so maybe that could be an easy option…save yourself the hassle! Check out these guys: http://www.fridaystreet.biz

Post # 7
5 posts


It’s very difficult to find a good band, so many of them have a day job and do ‘gigs’ on the side but are not really professional.

My sister got married in April and booked a band after she them performing in another wedding. The band is composed top musicians and a very talented vocalist who happen to be performing in differents venues in NYC (Metropolitan Room, Iridium etc…).

You can watch clips on his website:


I can assure you that it will be a good choice for your party and you will have the perfect wedding.


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