Post # 1
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
I’m really lost about how to find a band for our wedding…I’m having trouble with just random Googling but can’t figure out how to find someone otherwise…Any ideas/suggestions? How did you find your wedding entertainment?
Post # 3
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
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
Have you checked for reviews on your local Knot board? Or reviews on any of the other sites like WeddingWire?
Post # 6
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
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.