47 total reviews
I can not say enough about the incredible job Wilson-Stevens did in booking the PERFECT band for our wedding! Among the countless decisions that couples need to make in the planning of their big day, it is beyond comforting to know that someone is looking out for your best interests. Wilson Stevens provided us with exactly this peace of mind, and then some. I would strongly recommend them to any bride looking to enhance the experience of their wedding, and have the utmost confidence that Wilson Stevens will consistently go the extra mile to ensure the band delivers an amazing and memorable performance. No details are overlooked and no questions left un-answered. They make you feel as though your event is the only one on their calendar and apply a personal touch that gives brides the real impression that Wilson Stevens is truly invested in the outcome of their day. Unequaled professionalism and performance! Book these guys immediately, you will NOT be disappointed!
I want to thank everyone in Splash for doing such an amazing job at our wedding. Everyone was RAVING about how awesome they were and how it was the best wedding band they had ever seen/ heard. I overheard so many comments from the guests about the band throughout the night. It made me so happy because I feel like a good band is absolutely key to people enjoying themselves. A few of my friends said they had never seen people charge the dance floor like they did at my wedding. Their energy was awesome and people were saying one of the singers was like the next Usher, haha. Splash was just PHENOMENAL, responsive, and in tune with everything. They were loud enough so that people could dance and have fun, but not so loud that people were deafened or couldn't carry on a conversation. They were dynamic, young, fun, and not your typical cheesy wedding band. They brought everyone to life and I couldn't be happier with their performance.
If you want your guests to wake up with sore feet because they were dancing so much, Radiance is your band. In all seriousness, we had the best time with them, and I cannot tell you how many times our wedding guests told us how great they were at Sunday morning brunch the following day. True performers.
We worked specifically with Sal Difusco leading up to the big day, and he was excellent and responsive. We didn't have much of our music (first dance, father/daughter, last dance) decided until about a week before the wedding, which I'm sure was not ideal for them...especially when we asked them to learn 2 new songs for us! But Sal was patient and ultimately able to make it all happen. Sal also personally learned a song to play during our ceremony (he and a separate flutist played our ceremony music), which was amazing and beautiful. It brought tears to my eyes when I heard it as I walked down the aisle.
We had heard Radiance before at a friend's wedding about a year prior, so knew we wouldn't be disappointed. But they still far exceeded our expectations. Beyond the few "must have" songs, we really let them lead the charge with music, which worked out well. They seriously had people on the dance floor from start to finish, the only exception being the dinner course. For about 20 minutes, Sal played guitar while guests sat, ate, and chatted amongst themselves. It was perfect background music.
I would wholeheartedly recommend Radiance. They were worth every penny, in my opinion. Nothing worse than a band who can't get the crowd to its feet - and Radiance will not disappoint, I promise!
We had Freestyle perform at our wedding.I am not kidding when I say they were absolutely amazing!!! Our guest were on the dance floor the entire night and I cannot tell you how many compliments we got from our guess on how great they were. They kept us and our guest completely entertained the entire night and they truly helped make our wedding day absolutely perfect. I highly recommend Freestyle and the Wilson Steven productions team. They are sooo soooo great to work with. By far the best investment we made :)
I can not even put into words how spectacular it was to have Beantown at our wedding. Having heard them at a showcase and having heard from multiple people, I knew they were great, but they FAR EXCEEDED any and all expectations I had. The dance floor was completely packed from the start of the wedding until the very end, complete with chants of "1 more song!" Their talent is remarkable, their ability to interact with the crowd is amazing, and they truly made us feel as if our wedding was the most important gig they've ever had. I could go on and on and on about the voices of the 4 leading singers, the incredible musicians, the professionalism of Anita, Tim, and the entire team, but I'd be typing all day. I knew our wedding would be special, but I absolutely have Beantown to thank for making it the best day of our lives. People have not stopped telling me that it was the best wedding they've been to and that it was the best band they have ever heard. I highly recommend having Beantown as your wedding band - you will not regret it! And you will need days to recover from all of the fun!
They were extremely overpriced for what they provided and did not deliver on what was agreed upon. They were supposed to play during the cocktail hour but everytime I looked over they were just taking amongst eachother. Everyone I asked did not remember hearing them play - and the cocktail hr was an additional fee. At the reception, we discussed them learning a specific song I wanted as my first dance - they didnt - they played it on an ipod (I COULD HAVE DONE THAT!) Furthermore, during pretty much the entire dinner they were no where to be found and just played background music. During the last 2 hours they were actually very good and really got the crowd pumped up and had a great chemistry between the band members, but that doesn't make up for their grave missteps during the rest of the wedding. Overall, I would avoid using them and try for a different band that delivers on what was discussed at the minimum especially because they aren't cheap! lesson learned....
Justin Wilson here. Music and special events are my family's lives' work. And in the rare event that one of our clients is anything less than thrilled, we quite frankly lose sleep. With regard to your specific points, I'd like to share the following:...
We had FreeStyle perform at our wedding and they literally made the day! They were not only flexible with us about our preferences but also played the best songs throughout the entire night. They got on the dance floor and really made the night so special for us. They also played every song so well! We cannot thank them enough for everything!
Joey Scott and the Connection did an amazing job at our March wedding at the Parker House in Boston. We saw them perform at a wedding band showcase and they were our immediate favorite. We listened to maybe 10 wedding bands and Joey Scott and the Connection were the only ones to play Frank Sinatra and motown selections while the rest played the Black Eyed Peas and Carly Rae Jepsen. Joey was very easy to work with regarding my likes and dislikes and was even willing to learn new songs for us. In the end, the final product was amazing. They were incredibly professional, both in their behavior and dress. They played what we wanted to hear but also took cues from the crowd. We couldn't be happier with the final results and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a wedding band. A class act!
We had Joey Scott & The Connection as our wedding band and they were spectacular. Wilson Stevens was easy to work with and Joey was very accomodating and had great ideas. They have so many different songs of varying genres so there really is something for everyone.They played the perfect songs at the perfect times and got everyone out on the dance floor busting a move (from teens up to grandmas). It is a wonderful band I would recommend to anyone looking to have a good time.
Beantown played at our Four Seasons wedding on May 25th. We are still getting complements on the band. They were FANTASTIC and brought great energy. They had our guests on their feet the whole time - even before we got in the room! We highly recommend Beantown!
We used Wilson Stevens Productions and booked the band "Beantown." This band is exceptional. They have 10 musicians who are all as talented as the next. They packed the dance floor all night long with old and new songs. They even learned our wedding song! They get the crowd involved in the music, which takes the entertainment to whole new level. EVERYONE commented on how fantastic they were. Thanks Beantown for making our wedding so fantastic! On another note, Wilson Stevens Productions also provided the amplifiers/microphones and music for the ceremony. They were really easy to work with, and the ceremony went off with out a hitch. I couldn't be happier! Book them! You won't regret it!
The Hub was such an amazing band, My Husband and I could not have been more impressed with their performance and professionalism.
Everyone at our wedding could not stop talking about how amazing they were, including ourselves, and how they absolutely made the evening perfect!
Everyone at the wedding spent most of their time on the dance floor rocking out because they were so entertaining.
Thank you guys for making our Wedding day so special. We would recommend The Hub and Wilson Stevens Productions to anyone.
If I could score Beantown at at 10 on this scale, I would. They were undoubtedly the BEST part of our wedding day.
My husband and I first heard Beantown at our friend's wedding in 2011. We weren't engaged at the time, but looked at each other at the beginning of the party and said to each other, "when we get married, we MUST have this band". Beantown is expensive, but worth EVERY penny. Tim and Ruth are incredible to work with. Beyond their very thorough (11+ page) song list, the band learned 3 songs - including our first dance song - and were very collaborative along the way.
Tim and his team of amazing band members are some of the best professionals I've ever seen from live bands - much less wedding bands. In some ways it's unfair to call them a 'wedding band' - having them play your event is like having a full legit band play a range of amazing songs just like you were at the actual artist's concert. Once Beantown started playing, our guests couldn't help but immediately get up from their seat. They continued to dance all night.
Beantown reads the crowd, plays songs that keep the party going, interact with guests to generate even more happiness and excitement. Their singers and musicians are truly enthusiastic about their performance. It really is a special thing - and nothing I've ever seen from any band across the MANY other weddings I've been to in the last 4 years. Our family and friends are still talking about how amazing our wedding was - and it's always about 'that incredible band'.
If you can plan a way to pay for Beantown, just do it. If you have to sacrifice some budget on another vendor, don't think twice, just do it. You and your guests will be thrilled you did. They make your wedding one for the books :)
Wilson Stevens Productions helped us w/ our music from start to finish:
- Tim Wilson was so responsive, got back to my inquiry email right away, sent me some links to videos of his bands performing, and invited me to showcases where we could hear the bands, live
- At the showcase we went to, Tim was there--so friendly, warm, professional. Answered any questions we had on the spot.
- We knew _right_ when we heard FreeStyle that they were the band for us. I'll review them separately--they're AMAZING!!
- Contract negotiations went totally smoothly
- The band called us prior to the wedding to talk about our timeline, song choices, how we'd like to do wedding party introductions, etc.
- And our big day was SEAMLESS, the band arrived on time, with GREAT energy, and just absolutely killed it. Our guests can't stop talking about how incredible they were.
Not gimmicky, not a sham.
Could NOT be happier that we worked with this team. You guys are true professionals who sincerely want to deliver the best possible wedding experience.
Cannot thank you enough!!!!
To be honest, there aren't enough words that could truly express how thankful we are for having had Wilson Stevens Productions connect us with Eye 2 Eye. We had heard great feedback, heard all the sizzles on the web site and even seen the live showcase teasers but nothing prepares you for what they bring to life on what is such an important, special day. There's a reason you can put 110% trust into what they do best. The way they read the room and find songs that appeal to EVERYONE, keeps everyone on the dance floor from what feels like the minute they introduced as the new Mr and Mrs.! If you want a band that will have energy, soul and bring an instant party, then Eye 2 Eye is the right fit. I can't get over how many people are still talking about them post-wedding (looking for an excuse to throw a party just to use them!). Clearly I could go on and on...Thank you to Wilson Stevens and Eye 2 Eye, just doesn't feel like enough!
Boss Band was wonderful at our wedding! Their sets were great and their energy was contagious! People who don't normally dance were dancing- always a good sign! We've received so many compliments and questions about which band we had because everyone liked them so much! They were great at our friend's wedding in Maine a couple years ago and they were great at ours too. Can't recommend them enough!
Where to begin? I cannot speak about One Step Ahead without acting like Giada DeLaurentiis after she tastes something she's made...and in case that's too specific a reference for you, what I mean is "oooooh myy guuuh--AMAZING."
I was initially nervous about booking a band sight unseen, but Giovanni's voice sounded too good to pass up. Fortunately, the gamble played off: the real thing was even better than the video! Giovanni was amaaaazing, I love love looove his voice. (I love his voice so much I want to marry it and then as a bonus I'll get to have a second wedding for One Step Ahead to play at!) Anyway, Giovanni sang "Time after Time" as our wedding song and I hope I don't offend anybody when I say that he truly gave Chet Baker a run for his money with that performance. Lily, the female vocalist has an equally gorgeous voice -- and I am incredibly "voice picky"-- hers is clear yet soulful, she could sing twinkle twinkle little star and have the crowd calling "encore!" There was also a third vocalist (I regret I don't know his name!) who sang "Simple Man" for the Mother-Son song and he captured the Lynryd Skynyrd sound perfectly. Bottom line: the talent is off the charts and their versatility is beyond impressive. They have all the tools and "ear" to create the perfect sound for each song/genre.
Lastly, as hosts/emcees, they were uber professional and let their sound be their main presence. By this I mean they did an excellent job of reading the energy of the crowd, segueing from song to song based on the feel of the dance floor, and incorporating our "please play" and "do not play" lists--all in a "not in your face" kind of way. They were definitely the pulse and heart of the party, but they never made it about them--NEVER schticky or cheesy. They did a wonderful job with the formalities/announcements, making a point to establish what we did and didn't want to do weeks before the wedding. OSA, I can't thank you enough!!!
I cannot say enough about Wilson Stevens' service and the band we hired. My initial contact, Justin, at Wilson Stevens was friendly, patient and helpful. Justin was always available to answer an email or return a call and we always assuring us of any concerns. The band, Eye 2 Eye, was unbelievable. They had the ENTIRE 200+ wedding on their feet and dancing from start to finish. The quality of their performance cannot be beat, as good, maybe better, than any concert you would pay to see. The were definitely a splurge but worth the extra money and any sacrifices we made to have them there. If you are looking for a fun atmosphere and a night full of dancing, I highly recommend them. If they are too outside of your budget, I highly recommend the company. If you are upfront with them about your budget the will help you find something of extreme quality to meet your needs.
From the moment we heard Freestyle in the showcase months ago, we knew they were the band who HAD to play our wedding. They didn't just "play a wedding", Freestyle MADE the wedding. While we had a great group of people who filled the room with love, they made it overflow with fun and happiness. Everyone in the band stood out. Everyone has immeasurable talent. Everyone has a passion for music evident in every note that was belted out. The personal touches they delivered and the performance they gave was the greatest we've ever seen, and no one can stop talking about how incredible they are.
Aside from the actual band, Wilson Stevens was a total pleasure to work with. Phone calls were returned within an hour, the professionalism was second to none and everything in the contract was clear cut and easy to manage. From the moment the band was hired until the last song was played, I didn't worry about a thing...something that, as brides continue to plan their wedding, you will find incredibly rare and very valuable in the vendors you choose to hire.
We used Wilson Stevens Productions to book Search Party for our wedding. They were reasonably priced, considering that you get 7 people, but it was still a splurge for us. That being said, it was the BEST thing that we did for our wedding! They were so easy to work with, met our endless requests (they learned 3 songs just for us!), and kept all of the guests dancing until the very end!
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Beantown * Eye2Eye * Radiance * Splash! & more ...
We are New England's premier live music resource for all special occasions. We feature top Boston ensembles BEANTOWN, EYE 2 EYE, RADIANCE, SPLASH!, JOEY SCOTT & THE CONNECTION, BOSS, ENCORE, ONE STEP AHEAD, FREESTYLE and THE HUB along with several of New England's other top artists.
- Price Range: $$$
- Music Types: 80s, 90s, Big Band/Swing, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Disco, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Klezmer, Latin, R&B, Top 40/Pop, Variety
- Specialties: Lighting
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011
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