9 featured reviews
Member Since: 5/20/2006
We had Mixtape play at our Asbury Park, September 15, 2012 wedding. Without a doubt, Mixtape was the absolute best, most talented, funnest, hippest, smartest wedding band EVER! We can not say enough good things about them. They were unquestionably the best part of our wedding. They looked good, sounded amazing, and played the best songs. They showed the utmost professionalism, both in musicianship/ ability as well as attitude, presentation, and commitment to our event. From beginning to end, Melanie made sure she understood us as a couple and understood our event. She was a dream to work with, responding promptly to emails and with a professional but warm and personal tone. Guests could not say enough about how much they loved the band. Everyone was dancing and singing along. Every single song that Mixtape played was great, partly because we hand picked every song from their cool and unique ‘non-weddingy’ wedding song list. Together with Melanie, we created a repertoire that reflected our personalities. It was full of rock and roll – everything from Bruce Springsteen to Johnny Cash to The National to The Cars – and fun pop songs like Thriller and Open Your Heart. We want to throw another party just so we can hear Mixtape play again. Hire this band, and you will not be sorry – you will have a memorable, amazing party with awesome music! We can’t thank them enough!!!
Member Since: 12/5/2010
When I started to do my research on wedding bands one thing was clear, I didn't want a typical wedding band. I wanted something different, something we can rock to. A typical 'concert' style rock band. Nothing Beyonce, nothing Rhianna, and certainly nothing Black Eye Peas. I wanted a new fresh take on a wedding band. Once I started looking, I kept coming back to Mixtape. Nothing else seemed to compare. Once I started speaking with Melanie, everything I expected and wanted came to life. Instantly she wasn't just a vendor, she was a friend who was helping me produce the best wedding possible. Melanie understood my vision, my taste in music, my guests and together we came up with the best playlist possible. We met during her own time to come and do a walk through of the venue and understand the event timing. She helped put together my ceremony music and cocktail hour playlist. We ended up having a guitarist play as we walked down the isle and a trio band for cocktail hour. Finally the full band rocked my guests socks off during the reception. Nothing was too much trouble. They learned our first dance song and father daughter song, and both were perfect. Our guests came up to us through the night telling us how fantastic they were and they have never heard a wedding band quiet like them. Still today we get compliments. One even saying - 'Where can I go hear them play in concert?' I can't thank Melanie and the Mixtape cover band for hipsters enough for making our day truly magical. I can't wait to have another event where I can use them again.
Member Since: 2/15/2013
Weddings are filled with countless things to worry about, crisis and hidden costs. However, Melanie immediately put at ease about our band choice. She's friendly, professional, and helpful when making song choices from their deep repertoire.
On our wedding day, the band was the highlight of the night. They sounded fantastic from start to finish. The mix of motown, classic rock, newer hits and indie music had something for everyone. I think some of the older guests danced more than our younger friends did! It's been 2 months since our wedding day and people are still talking about Mixtape when they see us.
When you hire Mixtape you know you're getting a high quality, professional, and easy to work with band. My only disappointment is that I don't have another big event to hire for!
Member Since: 1/1/2013
We had Mixtape play at our wedding on October 5th, 2013. We has such a hard time narrowing down the list of songs they provided because there were so many great songs to choose from. Ultimately Melanie helped us select a set list that would keep people dancing all night long. As soon as they started playing the dance floor was packed and stayed that way for the rest of the evening. We had such an fun time dancing at our wedding. Our guests are still talking about how much fun they had and how great the band was. Thank you so much for making our day awesome!
Member Since: 4/11/2011
We fell in love with Mixtape when we saw them play at a wedding band showcase in Brooklyn. The other bands were good but Mixtape stood out to us for the songs they chose to play, their obvious talent and their cool (but not cooler-than-thou) vibe. If our own friends were musicians and were to start a wedding band, they would look and sound a lot like Mixtape.
Mixtape's repertoire was big enough that we were able to pick out dozens of songs that we would've been psyched to hear but they also provided much-needed editing assistance and whittled our wish-list down to a perfect playlist. They brought a terrific energy, played a legendary horah and seemed to know exactly what song we and our guests wanted to hear throughout the night. They also managed the amazing trick of being great entertainers without making themselves the center of attention.
We opted for the 8-person version for the reception party, which was plenty of sound for the venue (old barn in a field). A couple of the band members played during the ceremony and four or five members played during cocktail hour. We were glad that they were able to morph throughout the event.
Having planned our wedding ourselves we now know how important it is to pick vendors who care about you personally and who have enough professional experience to be able to make good choices on your behalf. Mixtape is a _great_ vendor.
Member Since: 8/28/2011
From beginning to end, Melanie and the Mixtape Band were an absolute pleasure to work with. We felt like we were working with old friends...who also happened to be incredibly professional, insanely talented, and punctual to boot! From our ceremony, cocktail hour, and especially our reception, I don't think Blue Hill has ever rocked so hard. Our guests were on their feet from the minute the music started and didn't leave the dance floor all night long. I cannot say enough about how amazing it was to have them at our wedding. If your band is a priority, you can't go wrong with Mixtape. They were a dream :)
Member Since: 12/1/2011
WOW do these guys know how to make a party happen. Not only are they true professionals-- we had a number of people at our wedding in the music industry, who couldn't get over their skills-- they're just FUN. Fun in the planning, fun in the gear-up, and absolutely KICK-A$$ when they get down to business. Couldn't have been happier.
Member Since: 5/25/2011
Michael and I, now that we're back from our honeymoon, just want to thank you one more time for your incredible performance at our wedding. You guys brought the dance floor and the party to life, making our night that much more memorable! We heard nothing but rave reviews from all of our guests and we will be sure to recommend you with every opportunity we get.
It was a pleasure meeting you and we wish you nothing but continued success!
Member Since: 11/28/2011
If you want to have a wedding that sets yourself apart from the same old wedding routine then you must hire Mixtape. I have had several people tell me our wedding was the best wedding ever and much of that is owed to Melanie and Mixtape. Some of my favorite memories of the night are of everyone dancing and having a blast. One of my senior guest told me that he had not seen his wife have so much fun and energy in 20 years. Mixtape made the biggest difference in us having an exceptional wedding that everyone will be taking about for years to come.
Not your parents' wedding band...
Focusing on flexibility and a fresh and fetching take on what a wedding band looks and sounds like, MIXTAPE has delighted many couples with their enormous eclectic repertoire, versatility and professionalism. Bands range from 6-10 members, all conservatory-trained NYC professionals ready to rock!
- Price Range: $
- Music Types: 80s, 90s, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Folk, Hip-Hop, Jazz, R&B, Top 40/Pop, Variety
- Specialties: MC Services
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013