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Reviewed On 9/11/2021 by Chrissy T
Hire Boston Common Band. Just do it. We had seen them perform at a friends wedding a couple of years ago and they were literally the first vendor we booked because we HAD to have them. They are a legit blast and so incredibly talented. Our danc...
e floor was packed the entire evening - my dream come true! They play a perfect variety of new songs and old, and even have choreography to go along with it (literally died the first time I saw this happen). Our guests told us it was the best band they had ever seen. Let me repeat myself - BOOK THEM NOW!
Reviewed On 8/18/2021 by Sara B
We LITERALLY planned our wedding date around the band! We saw them a few years ago at a friend's wedding and knew immediately once we got engaged we would be hiring Boston Common Band. They were our first call (after family) when we got engaged...
and used their 2021 availability to plan our day. They DID NOT disappoint.
From start to finish, DJ Shyne, Emily and band made us feel 1000% with our decision. They even helped us with our venue decision. When we met with DJ Shyne, he caught our vibe and that continued to our wedding. Even with no masks, perfect weather and a perfect venue (literally could not have asked for more), our timeline day of shifted (longer than expected speeches), the band still shined as the "event" everyone is still talking about. No one got off the dance floor, including us. We danced the night away and sang along, which was our whole plan.
If you're debating your budget and the band is a tbd, go with the band. Everyone remembers the band, and they are the best around! They are not your typical stand on a stage band. They are in the crowd, catching the mood, letting you sing along, dancing with you, etc.,
Thank you again Boston Common! You exceeded every high expectation we already had!
Reviewed On 1/20/2020 by Julia E
My best wedding planning advice would be hire Boston Common Band ASAP! My husband and I got married at the Popponesset Inn and Boston Common Band was the highlight of the reception. They kept the dance floor packed the entire night and all of o...
ur guests raved about how great the band was. No video will do them justice either - they are absolutely incredible live and worth the $!!
Reviewed On 12/31/2019 by Kayla M
The Boston Common Band and Josh (DJ Boogz) took our reception to a whole new level! They were incredible! Everyone keeps telling me what a great time they had! The band had everyone on their feet the whole night! It felt like we were at a conce...
rt, they are excellent performers. They were all so easy to work with and the planning was effortless. If you want to have the best time evah at your wedding, book these guys!
Reviewed On 11/18/2019 by Abby T
WOAH. We found Boston Common Band while attending a friend’s wedding and knew on the spot that we they had to be our wedding band. We actually picked our wedding date based on BCB’s availability! Having seen them perform in person previously we...
knew they were going to be great, but wow did they exceed our expectations. They had all of our guests dancing for hours. Literally. So many of our guests are still talking about our band and how they didn’t leave the dance floor once all evening.
The energy that this group brings and maintains all night long is honestly impressive. They’re dancing, interacting with guests and truly trying to throw you the party of your life. Not only did they bring the fun, but the process of working with them leading up to the main event was amazing. They answered all of our incessant questions very promptly😊, accommodated all of our custom requests, and scheduled video calls with us in the few weeks leading up to the wedding to ensure they had all the details laid out.
If you’re considering a band for your wedding, just stop looking now and book these guys.
Reviewed On 10/10/2019 by Erin L
The Soul Estate Band was amazing!! They kept our party up and dancing the entire night! I am so thankful we went with their group for our wedding, they could not have been more perfect. I am so thankful to the band, and their whole team. Thank ...
Reviewed On 9/09/2019 by Natalie K
In looking at music options for our wedding, we couldn’t decide whether to go band or DJ, and I stumbled across the Band/DJ combo offered through Boston Common. We had Soul Estate/DJ Manolo for our wedding, and it was one of the best choices...
we made! Music and sound were high up on our priority list, and the talent and energy from Soul Estate and DJ Manolo exceeded our expectations in every way. In addition to going above and beyond on the day-of, the planning process with these guys was a breeze from start to finish - they are truly rockstars in every sense of the word!
Reviewed On 8/14/2019 by Lauren F
The Boston Common Band and Josh (DJ J-Boogz) were outstanding, and even that might be an understatement. From the moment we booked, we had clear and timely communication with various band members and coordinators. Everyone was always on the sam...
e page and the planning interface was simple and easy to use. The video chat with the DJ about a month prior to the wedding was very helpful and made us feel 100% confident in their ability to coordinate an event and put on a show. Now for the music...the Boston Common Band is not your typical wedding band, they are insanely talented musicians and performers who bring a concert to your wedding. The number one comment we have received since the wedding has been how incredible the band was, and we could not agree more. This band is worth every penny and more, hire them ASAP. Thank you BCB, we love you!
Reviewed On 1/29/2019 by Courtney W
I cannot say enough great things about Boston Common Band. My husband and I got married in August of 2017 and this band/DJ combo was fantastic!! Jonathan, DJ Rolling Rick and the entire band were professional and extremely talented. From th...
e planning process to the last song of the night, Boston Common Band did not disappoint. Our dance floor was packed the entire night! Our guests are still raving about our band over a year after our wedding! Don’t look any further, book Boston Common Band now!
Reviewed On 12/03/2018 by Elizabeth C
Boston Common Band is absolutely the best band you can have for your wedding day!! The band was the most important part for us as we knew that we wanted to have an amazing party. We knew we wanted Boston Common Band as soon as we watched one of...
their youtube videos and they were the first vendor we booked. They did not disappoint! Our guests were up and dancing all night. The transitions between the band singing and the DJ playing were seamless. They played our first dance song so beautifully and that is a memory we will have forever. They were so interactive with us and our guests as well which made the experience much more personal. They really are top notch! We are still getting compliments from our guests on how great the band was. You cannot go wrong with Boston Common Band and should absolutely book them for your wedding!
Reviewed On 11/18/2018 by Denise E
The Boston Common Band is amazing! They were one of the first vendors we secured for our wedding in October. They catered so well to the diverse age ranges of our guests, performing a mix of Motown and Pop hits. They also learned and performed ...
a song for our first dance. We received so many compliments from our guests about how impressed they were with the band. The band manager was also very professional and very easy to coordinate with throughout every step of the planning process. Highly recommend!
Reviewed On 10/08/2018 by Adrienne D
BOOK THIS BAND. You cannot underestimate the importance of an amazing band at your wedding and Boston Common Band delivered on every level. The number of people that have approached us since our wedding specifically to say how incredible the...
band was has been unbelievable. The dance floor was packed the entire night, the setlist was the perfect mixture of older classics mixed with modern hits, and the fact that the band is clearly having an absolute blast the whole time brought an energy to our wedding that could not have been topped. We would book them again 1000x times over - thank you so much Boston Common Band! You guys rock.
Reviewed On 8/19/2018 by Amy S
By far the best decision we made in planning our wedding! From the pre-wedding planning to the end of our reception, Boston Common Band and DJ Shyne were a thrill and joy to work with. Our dance floor was absolutely and truly packed the whole ...
night and numerous guests commented on how amazing our reception was. (In addition, some of our guests could not even tell the difference between the band performing the song live and the original artist!) The band is not only extremely talented, interactive with the crowd but also the textbook definition of high energy. DJ Shyne was integral to the success of the night, seamlessly guiding the reception events, providing endless hype and excitement, all in addition to spinning some fantastic tunes! We also spoke with DJ Shyne during our pre-wedding logistical meeting and the man is a true professional, knowing our questions before we asked them and offering creative and logical solutions to issues we brought up. All in all, Boston Common and DJ Shyne far exceeded all of our expectations and we could not ask for anything else. If you have any doubt in your mind about choosing a band for your wedding- pick this one.
Reviewed On 7/26/2018 by Katie B
Park Street Band and DJ Nate were exactly what we were looking for when searching for our wedding band! We didn’t know a band/DJ combo existed; we took advantage of that package and we are so glad we did. DJ Nate was the perfect emcee for the e...
vening. We don’t live in Boston anymore so we didn’t have a chance to hear them live before booking, but they absolutely exceeded our expectations! They are extremely thorough and easy to work with - we had a FaceTime session with DJ Nate where we just talked through the timeline together so we were all on the same page (he gave some great tips, too!). The online portal was simple to use and very useful if you want to request or deny certain songs. We chose to defer mainly to the band for song selection because we assumed that since they play every weekend that the band would know what songs to play and when to keep the party going! We assumed correctly; the energy was insane - I think everyone was on the dance floor the ENTIRE time. We also made a request towards the end of the wedding to have one of our guests sing Shout with the band and it capped off the night in the best way possible! Couldn’t recommend them more!
Reviewed On 7/13/2018 by Claire H
If I could give Boston Common 6 stars, I would! We absolutely loved our wedding, and Boston Common played a huge role. Guests are still raving about their performance weeks after the wedding. Through the planning process, we knew we were in goo...
d hands. We heard from the band leader, DJ, and manager regularly and they ensured that nothing fell through the cracks. We went into the day with a solid timeline, knowing that between DJ Rolling Rick and the band, the music at our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception would be exactly what we wanted. These guys exceeded all expectations!
Reviewed On 6/25/2018 by Melissa D
Words cannot describe how amazing The Boston Common Band was from day one of talking to them up to our wedding day! They were our first vendor we booked once we had our wedding date confirmed because we knew that we wanted a band and were ecst...
atic that they were available. We first saw The Boston Common Band at our friends’ wedding and LOVED them! Jonathan and Emily were so professional and very responsive throughout the whole process. We even became groupies going to see them play off-season at The Lansdowne Pub in Boston and at The Thirsty Moose in Porstmouth, NH. For our wedding day, they played jazz during our cocktail hour and then delivered an outstanding performance for our reception. Another amazing part was having DJ J Boogz working with them and us to create a great playlist of songs when the band was on break. They worked so well with our wedding coordinator at The Westin Copley Place and the uplighting looked fantastic in the ballroom. Their passion and energy shines through to each member of the band and we loved how they interacted with our wedding guests and us. Everyone at our wedding has been complimenting The Boston Common Band since our wedding this past April and we would highly recommend them to anyone that is thinking of having a band for their wedding. Thank you to all the members of The Boston Common Band and DJ J Boogz for giving my husband and I an unforgettable wedding reception!
- Melissa & Tim
Reviewed On 5/31/2018 by Lauren K
The Boston Common Band was honestly the BEST decision that my husband and I made when it came to our wedding. We both have large, crazy families who love to dance and we knew we had to deliver the party of the year, and with Boston Common Band...
, that's exactly what we got! Their energy was absolutely incredible and infectious, and literally everyone was on the dance floor from the first song to the last (no joke)!! The band wasn't only energetic but also SO SO talented. From the vocalists to the drums to the horns, every member was a truly a rockstar. It was also so amazing to have DJ J-Boogz spinning songs when the band took their break. We requested a few must play songs but didn't have a set play list, but the set that he put together was a mix of exactly what we were looking for! Every single person I talked to after the wedding said Boston Common Band was THE BEST wedding band they've ever heard and we couldn't agree more!!! They were also THE BEST to work with leading up to the wedding. Both Jonathan and Josh were so responsive and knowledgeable, answering all our questions and making the whole process so easy and seamless from start to finish. Really just everything about the Boston Common Band is incredible and we couldn't recommend them more!!
Reviewed On 5/08/2018 by Tatum D
You only get married once. Don't mess this up. I'm sure there are other great bands/DJ's out there, but Boston Common Band was absolutely, undeniably the best decision we made in the wedding planning process. With almost zero input, BCB crafted...
the perfect set (and playlist) to keep our party going.
What you can't find anywhere else is this group's ENERGY. They had the party JUMPING the entire night. I looked up during the second to last song and the old folks -- who I thought would've been in bed hours before -- were still kicking it right next to the wedding party. Nails did. Hair did. Everything did. It was a night my husband and I will never forget, and our guest will never forget either! Immediately after, several months after, years and year after--we will continue talking about Boston Common's Band Performance.
Last thing: we also had the band play during our ceremony and cocktail hour....and every performance outdid the last. It was flawless. I couldn't pick a favorite part because it was all done beyond our requests. They may be pricey, all good bands are, but it's worth every last penny. I promise!
Reviewed On 1/29/2018 by Amy G
Boston Common Band played for our New Year's Eve wedding and did an INCREDIBLE job. They had everybody dancing the entire night and we're still hearing guests rave about the music and the band's energy. Couldn't recommend Jonathan and the entir...
e Boston Common Band enough. A must-hire band in Boston.
Reviewed On 1/13/2018 by Chelsey P
5 stars doesn’t even begin to describe just how amazing the Boston Common Band is! My husband and I first saw them at another wedding and at the time we weren’t even engaged. We knew then that if we got married we would absolutely be having the...
m at our reception! From our first contact they were incredibly responsive and answered all our questions (even before we booked with them!). In fact, they even helped us pick our venue as we were deciding between two! Throughout the wedding planning process they kept us up to date, gave us easy access to a website where we could submit song requests and update other information, and continued to always be super responsive! They were also really accommodating. My husband and I are huge Bruins fans and saw the band performing at a season ticket holder event. They were wearing Bruins jerseys and because our wedding had a lot of Bruins elements, they even agreed to wear the jerseys for the whole reception! The photos are epic and for us, it added that perfect final touch!!
Our point of contact was Jeff (DJ Shyne) and he was fantastic throughout the process and on our special day. He kept us engaged but totally followed our lead. The band is not only insanely talented and fun but they are literally a show. SO many of our guests raved about the band and told us how much fun they were having. I could go on and on but honestly, The Boston Common Band and DJ service will take your wedding to an entirely new level.
Reviewed On 11/15/2017 by Danielle D
BOOK TEAM BOCO AND DON'T LOOK BACK!!!! You guys...I have NEVER in my 14 years of event planning had EVERY SINGLE GUEST come up to me and tell me that the band is INCREDIBLE. Our wedding was a full blown CONCERT and you made my DREAMS come true!...
!!!! Everything from the very beginning of this process was so easy, and I know I drove you CRAZY with my many specific particular requests, and you went above and beyond and beyond and beyond. You are true professionals, infinitely talented, and we just want to party with you every single weekend. My guests have been telling me for the past 2 days that they've never heard a band like you before, and I know we made the right decision. Completely blown away, I feel honored to have had you on my team that day, and everything you did for us was more than we could have asked for...you're amazing and I'm obsessed and I want to shout it from the rooftops!!! My guests were able to hand pick several moments throughout the night to tell us how much they loved the disco set, and the dancing! And the singers coming out into the crowd and making everyone feel so special and included....I could go on and on and on and on and on...truly, SPECTACULAR!!!!!!! I LOVED hearing all our must play songs during dinner - it was just everything...you NAILED it!!! Okay, I guess I had a lot more to say than WOW, but seriously...you rocked the house, you killed it and I am eternally grateful! You made my wedding dreams come true!
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU X A MILLION! I found this wedding band totally by accident on The Knot. I didn’t realize they were actually from Boston until I tried to contact them. From the moment I saw their promo video on their website, I knew they were going to be our wedding band. I had chills from head to toe, they made me cry!!! They travelled all the way to Long Island from Boston, and they were truly incredible. Every single guest at the wedding came up to me to tell me how incredible they were. They kept the energy up all night long. I heard them play every single song on our must play list. They even created an arrangement with a Pipe & Drum band (Provided by Jack Morelli Music), to play Shipping up to Boston by Dropkick Murphy for our grand entrances, and everyone said besides the vows at our ceremony, the grand entrances were the best part of the night! BOOK THEM ASAP! The Band Leader even sent me a bunch of photos they took with a good camera the next day!
Reviewed On 11/01/2017 by Joe N
Boston Common Band far exceeded our expectations! They brought more talent and energy than we could have ever hoped for! They were extremely easy to work with prior to the event and made our wedding memorable for all of our guests. If you're lo...
oking for the best wedding band around, you have found them!
Reviewed On 10/23/2017 by Jaclyn R
Soul Estate Band was everything we could've hoped for and then some. They were amazing and played the crowd so well - I can't tell you how many of our guests are still raving about the performance. They were incredibly professional and responsi...
ve throughout the entire process and I can't imagine our wedding without them!
Reviewed On 10/03/2017 by Andrea G
I can’t say enough great things about Park Street Band and DJ Tony! I was torn between band and DJ and they were the perfect choice that also fit within our budget. Leading up to the booking, the band leader made it a point to have a phone call...
with me to go over pricing and options and was extremely responsive with all emails and communication! DJ Tony also had a phone call with us a month prior to go over every detail and timeline of the wedding and he also worked hard on a customized mother/son dance song for us. The whole process was so smooth leading up to the wedding and the performance was even better than I had imagined! The dance floor was packed and they played the perfect songs! They also sang our first dance song which was beautiful! I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for high quality entertainment and a stress-free experience!
Reviewed On 10/03/2017 by Nicole P
Honestly the BEST decision we made was booking Soul Estate with DJ Tony!!! If you are reading this now, just book it I PROMISE you won't be disappointed. Originally we were deciding between going with a DJ or booking a band. It was money well s...
pent for sure! My now husband wanted to do a DJ and after the wedding he told me I was RIGHT and Soul Estate's performance was literally out of this world!!! Everyone was dancing all night long and their energy was SO amazing!! I can't tell you how many people came up to us and commented on how great the band was and our engaged friends all asked for their contact info! Dave, Erika, Ryan and all the members had such high energy and killed such a variety of songs! We literally were up on the stage singing with them and they were in the audience getting the crowd on the mic. How many brides can say their dad was up on the stage singing "play that funky music." It was epic. They get everyone involved!! Writing this just makes me want to relive that night over and over again!! DJ Tony killed it in between sets and there was never an pause without the band. DJ Tony even made a custom mash up of songs for our father daughter dance - I literally cannot thank him enough it was such an awesome moment and he really went above and beyond!!!The process of working with them was awesome - Jonathan - their manager was so prompt with all of his responses. They even have an online forum where you can place must plays, hopeful plays and do no play. I can PROMISE you if you are on the fence between band/dj get SOUL ESTATE you will not be disappointed!!!!
Reviewed On 9/19/2017 by Maura R
I can't say enough about the performance this band gave at my wedding. They KILLED it! My wedding was amazing because of this band. It was the best party I have ever been to. My guests danced the entire night nonstop! Guests left telling their ...
kids that because of this band they would be having a band at their kids wedding no question. They are truly amazing and I could not be more happy with them. So kind and easy to work with as well. They made everything so easy for me, they were so well organized. Two thumbs up, they rock!
Reviewed On 9/18/2017 by Kristen B
The Boston Common Band made our wedding absolutely incredible! From first encounters to planning process to the night of, this band did an exceptional job. Everyone at the wedding was raving about the music. If you are considering a band/DJ, lo...
ok no further than the Boston Common Band!
Reviewed On 9/14/2017 by Chelsea F
There are not enough good things to say about Boston Common Band. From the moment we first reached out communication was prompt and pleasant. Once we had our contract locked in Jonathan took the lead and set us up with an online portal to uploa...
d must play, try to play and do not play lists. They prepare a timeline, online form to fill out with all the little things that go on at a wedding that you would want music for, and they love what they do! Their library of songs reached every generation. They are on top of their stuff from start to finish and make sure you don't forget anything! The day of the wedding, they rocked the house. Our guests tell us all the time they loved the band the most and we were on the dance floor ourselves most of the night dancing away! They came off stage into the crowd with us and really made us feel like rockstars :) Hands down, they are the best decision we could have ever made when hiring a band for our wedding!!!
Reviewed On 9/13/2017 by Brooke N
THE BEST YOU WILL EVER SEE/HEAR/DANCE WITH! This group is the best one stop shop for everything you would absolutely need for your wedding day. From setting me up with a string quartet (who played BEYONCE for my entrance) and the sweet sounds...
of the Jazz trio...to the GORGEOUS uplighting and the UNBELIEVABLE/UNFORGETTABLE band. Honestly, it was a non stop party and all of my friends were floored by the talent, energy, enthusiasm AHH I am still reeling from such an amazing night! DO NOT LOOK ANYWHERE ELSE nothing better than the Boston Common Band
Reviewed On 9/13/2017 by Sam W
OMG – What a Party!!! We had the Soul Estate Band with DJ Tony at our wedding… and we continue to hear from our friends + family about how much fun they had at our wedding!
We had initially were interested in Boston Common, as they performe...
d at my cousin’s wedding. But they were already booked on our wedding day. Admittedly, I’m a bride who’s fairly particular, so we definitely took a chance with Soul Estate, and I’m 10000% glad we did. Throughout the booking process, their leader Jonathan assured us that Soul Estate could “bring-it” and boy did they ever!
From top to bottom, everything was perfectly executed… and they delivered a party beyond our expectations. The band members are super high-energy, and their lead female singer Erika is AMAZING. Beyond that, their online planning system really keeps you organized, and having the DJ along with the band really made it a non-stop party.
Trust me… Soul Estate is every bit as good as Boston Common, and we were so happy to have them celebrate with us!
Reviewed On 8/20/2017 by Allie G
If you are placing a priority on a wedding band, this is worth every penny. The musical talent itself was amazing, but the band does so much more. Their stage presence and dance moves kept the crowd in awe, and their song selection was perfect...
. Great communication along the way, and super smooth execution night of. Highly recommended!
Reviewed On 8/07/2017 by Alicia T
Booking the Boston Common Band was one of the best decisions I could have made when planning our wedding. Throughout the entire planning process they were so helpful through emails and face-timing. They consistently answered my questions in a t...
imely manner and gave amazing input for the flow of the night. Their performance at my wedding exceeded all expectations! After the first song my guests were asking me where I found them and complementing the band. They learned our first dance song for us and did an unbelievable job. The band was so energetic and even danced and sang with my guests throughout the night. They brought the reception to life and everyone was dancing the entire night. I already have family members looking into booking them for their own wedding. I can't thank them enough!!
Reviewed On 8/06/2017 by Amanda H
Boston Common Band and ECF Entertainment recently performed at our wedding last month, and they are absolutely amazing! They were the very first vendor that we chose, and we couldn't have been happier! Our guests loved them, the music selecti...
ons were perfect, and everyone had so much fun! They were great to work with through the planning process, working with a family member on the ceremony music, they performed jazz music at the cocktail hour which was a hit, the up-lighting was perfect, and music at the reception was the best! They were true professionals, and we had so much fun with them, we can't thank them enough for such a great party!! We highly recommend them to all couples! Your guests will still be talking about them long after the wedding is over!!
Reviewed On 6/28/2017 by Alanna M
Boston Common Band and DJ were AMAZING. They are knowledgable, professional and easy to work with. Which is so important when juggling multiple vendors... but most importantly every single person I spoke to after the wedding raved about how ama...
zing the band and DJ were. They made the night an unforgettable party and we are so thrilled with our choice.
Reviewed On 6/27/2017 by Laura L
Five stars is not enough! So many guests told us they felt like they were at a concert at our wedding reception. My personal favorite was the amazing mashup versions of popular stuff, a little twist on the songs you expect to hear. They also g...
ave us an amazing version of our first dance song by Otis Redding (I hope you guys put this in your regular rotation!) Music was our #1 priority for our wedding reception, and we are so glad we found and chose BCB. Thank you for an amazing night!
Reviewed On 6/14/2017 by Allison W
We had Boston Common Band and DJ Shyne at our wedding on 5/28/2017 at Newport Beach House. We could not have been happier with the band and jazz trio along with DJ Shyne throughout the event. We were unable to see the band before booking them, ...
and had to go with videos and reviews online. When we finally saw them in person at a bar in Boston, we knew they were very talented. However, our expectations were exceeded on our wedding day. Our family and friends were on the dance floor the entire evening and constantly commented that they felt like they were at a concert not a wedding. We are so happy we trusted other couples when booking Boston Common Band- we would book them again if we could relive our wedding night again!
Reviewed On 6/11/2017 by Callie C
We had the Park Street Band and DJ Rolling Rick at our wedding and they were absolutely phenomenal! After our first band canceled on us we stumbled into having this group and I couldn't be happier that we ended up with them. They kept ALL of ou...
r guests on the dance floor the entire night, it was awesome! We have gotten so many compliments from both our guests and even the staff at our venue that the band absolutely killed it! Both the band and DJ Rolling Rock were so easy to work with throughout the planning process. I was extremely impressed by this group! We can't thank you guys enough for helping make our wedding day perfect!
Reviewed On 6/08/2017 by Katie R
We could not have been happier with our wedding band/DJ! Park Street was amazing, so many of our guests thought so too.. they were even posting pictures with #bestweddingbandever etc etc! Not only were they amazing performers, but we felt so ta...
ken care of every step of the planning process. Our DJ Nathan was in touch with us regularly to make sure were were keeping up with the online planner (which was really convenient) and to help us in any way that we needed. We 100% without hesitation recommend working with Park Street as your wedding band/DJ combo; you will NOT regret it.
Reviewed On 5/22/2017 by Betsey D
Boston Common Band was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. They absolutely killed it and I still have people talking about how great they were. There wasn't a song that I didn't want played. They were extremely easy to work with ...
and accommodating. I would book them again in a heart beat!!
Reviewed On 4/24/2017 by Michele N
Booking Boston Common Band & DJ Shyne as our wedding Band/DJ combo was the greatest decision my husband and I made in regards to our wedding. From the start, they were nothing but courteous and helpful. When we first contacted them, they answ...
ered every question we had in a timely and thorough manner.
They listened to our requests regarding music choices and uplighting, and they absolutely KILLED our first dance song - they even went above and beyond and slowed it down to allow for a slow dance before kicking it up a notch to the normal pace.
My husband and I have been to plenty of weddings and what we have learned is that the music can make or break the wedding. Boston Common Band and DJ Shyne went above and beyond. Whenever we looked at the dance floor, it was packed - not a person was sitting! At brunch the next morning, a bunch of people told us that they felt as if they were at a concert the whole night.
They were amazing - I would 1000% recommend them for your wedding day!
Reviewed On 4/03/2017 by Emily B
If I could give them 10 stars, I would! The Boston Common Band helped make our wedding so much fun! Every guest who we talk to about our wedding mentions how amazing the band was and how much fun they were. The Boston Common Band and DJ Shyn...
e are the best - you won't be sorry!
Reviewed On 1/02/2017 by Matt R
From start to finish the Boston Common Band were total pros!
My wife and I heard about the Boston Common Band through our wedding coordinator at Wychmere Beach Club (Harwich MA). We scouted BCB at the Landsdowne Pub in Boston last December. W...
e were very impressed and quickly convinced (after seeing them crush Bruno Mars) these guys could bring the house down at our wedding.
The business end was very simple. Jonathan was straight forward in regards to their packages, addressed any our concerns, and was flexible to meet our needs. The band had played Wychmere before was very comfortable playing the Harbor Room. This was huge because my wife and I were concerned about the narrowness of the room. There was no issue what so ever. We had a 300+ wedding in the room and there were no issues.
DJ Tony was completely flexible and very attentive to make sure he got the name pronunciation and order correct. I also had a pretty particular selection of entrance music which he completely nailed. Having a Band and DJ combo is completely worth it. If your going to make the investment to get a band then you really should look at a package deal like Boston Common offers. When the band took a break - DJ Tony nailed it, there was no drop off in entertainment. Our requested songs were played and more importantly, both band and DJ were attentive to the "do not play list"
Of the 50 plus weddings i have been to, I have never seen a Band so engaging and accommodating to the crowd. The dance floor had zero breaks from start to finish. BCB allowed the bride and groom to sing a tune, an aunt sing to a grandfather/grandmother dance, and allowed the bride groom and groomsmen to close the night our own rendition of Piano Man. They didn't have to do that...but that's the fun of working with them. If we didn't have twenty pizza pies waiting for the wedding at a local restaurant down the street at the end of the night, our guests would still be there chanting one more song today.
Reviewed On 12/12/2016 by Jennifer S
Words can honestly not explain how amazing this band is. Prior to our wedding, they were by far the most unbelievable vendor to work with. They are quick to respond, answer any and all questions (honestly within minutes at times), and are unbel...
ievably organized. They remind you of timelines, and ensure things on your end are done in a timely fashion ( so helpful to avoid the craziness of organizing details right before the wedding!). Even before the wedding day, I was so happy that we had chosen to work with this group. Things only got better! The band put on an unreal show. Their energy was high, their smiles were huge, their dance moves were on point, and they sounded amazing. They looked they had a blast from start to finish. Our guests (and us!) were on the dance floor all night. . You couldn't help it. Every single guest has commented on our band selection since our wedding. They want to know who they were and where in the world we found such an amazing group. I would rehire this band in a heartbeat.
Reviewed On 11/28/2016 by Danielle S
My husband and I got married in October and from the start we knew that having a band was most important to us. Boston Common blew all of our expectations out of the water. From talking with Jonathan when we first booked the band, to finalizing...
all of the details the month before with DJ Shyne; they were so easy and fun to work with. Now, almost two months married, I can't tell you how many compliments we still get about how great Boston Common was. Our biggest hope was that everyone would dance, and there wasn't any part of the night when the dance floor wasn't packed. We even had a guest try and book them for her wedding next fall (but unfortunately were already booked). My husband and I couldn't have been happier :-)
Reviewed On 11/27/2016 by Veronica M
Could it get any better than these guys? I mean SERIOUSLY!! I asked for a dance party, and I received the BIGGEST, FUNNEST and most rock star dance party of my life.. On the biggest day of my life! My wedding was a HIT thanks to these guys. The...
re wasn't a minute that went by without that dance floor flooded with guests. Its been over 3 weeks now and people are still talking about how amazing it was, and i KNOW the entertainment was one of the biggest highlights. Working with them was a dream. The entire band, and DJ were extremely professional and worked with me throughout the planning to ensure a smooth process. They knew we were looking for a good time, and came to bring one! They were always available to talk leading up to the big day, and never were hesitant to respond to any of my emails! Great organization and communication skills across the board. I could never imagine a party without them! My word of advice to you all is book them now, these guys are going to make your night one to remember.. not only because there awesome, but because your guests wont be able to stop talking about them!!
Reviewed On 11/21/2016 by Kevin M
Boston Common Band & DJ Shyne ABSOLUTELY killed it and wish I could give more stars! My wife Jen and I got married 10/29/16 at Saltwater Farm Vineyard and couldn't have had a more perfect wedding. All night long our guests were coming up to us ...
commenting on how amazing the band was and if we could give them their information. Everyone was out on the dance floor all night having an absolute blast - the band and DJ really made our night so special! Jonathan, Jeff and the rest of the band were so pleasant and easy to work with throughout our planning process and on the big day. Their attention to detail was second to none and they made it their priority to make sure we all were having fun. BCB also learned our first dance and, oh my god, did they crush it - Jen and I were truly blown away. Can't recommend these guys enough - definitely use them!!!
Reviewed On 10/18/2016 by Sarah M
I wish I had more then 5 stars to say how amazing Boston Common was. They ABSOLUTELY KILLED IT playing at our wedding! One of the most popular pieces of feedback we've heard from our wedding, (including the hotel staff) was not only how profess...
ional Boston Common is, but how blown away everyone was with their set. From the beginning of our planning we were adamant a live band makes a party, and they certainly made ours! I remember one part of the night looking around to notice most of the wedding was on the dance floor, which is always a sign of a successful event in our book. I would hire Boston Common again in a heartbeat - they were an integral part of making our wedding such a success!
Reviewed On 10/16/2016 by Erica M
I had NO idea when I discovered Boston Common Band how amazing they would be. We were guided through the planning process and the guys were pretty flexible about changes. Nothing could've prepared me for how incredible they were on the day of. ...
They had everyone out on the dance floor the entire time they played (including all the little kiddos before the party even started). The talent and energy was insane. Yes, a good chunk of our budget went toward the band but the cost was in line with a lot of the other bands I'd researched. Every time someone brings up our wedding, the band is the main topic. Just the best.
Reviewed On 10/12/2016 by Laura C
Boston Common Band was absolutely amazing at our wedding! Our guests had a blast and are still talking about how great the music and performance was at our June 2016 reception. The dance floor was packed the whole night with all ages loving e...
very minute! This is a high-energy, modern group who totally break the old "wedding band" stereotype. Jonathan and the crew were fantastic to work with throughout the whole process. They worked closely with us to help determine a timeline for the evening and offered great suggestions for how to work everything in and still keep the energy up. We felt totally at east going into our day knowing we had such a great team who would deliver a fun, flawless evening. They also offer a great online tool to create "must play" "would like to play" and "do not play" tracks for the evening. I highly suggest taking the time to do this worksheet ahead of time as it helped the band/DJ learn our taste and style and really made the evening feel personalized for us. I would recommend this vendor 100x over for all area weddings!
Reviewed On 10/10/2016 by Jodie K
They were absolutely AMAZING. They interacted with our guests, got everyone out on the dance floor, sounded amazing, and incorporated all of our requests/styles. I highly recommend!
Reviewed On 10/03/2016 by A J
The Boston Common Band was the right choice for our wedding. They energized the room, and interacted with the guests well. The ease of working with them was well appreciated, as it took the stress out of the overall planning. We really enjoyed ...
working with the band..
Reviewed On 9/23/2016 by Mike P
THE BEST. Boston Common performed at our wedding a few weeks ago and they were, bar none, the best wedding band everyone has heard! They played the perfect mix of songs. Putting a few oldies in for our parents, then absolutely slayed the ...
rest of the night with our favorite 90s and 2000s jams! Let's just say, the dance floor was packed all night.
We're in our early 30s, and as you can imagine, all of our friends are getting married right about the same time. One of our close friends, who is getting married next year is looking to cancel her current band, and is now booking Boston Common. Seriously, they are THAT good!
Thank You Jonathan and the rest of the Boston Common Band for making our wedding night the best night of our lives!!
Reviewed On 8/17/2016 by Michelle M
When we went to scope out Boston Common Band at Landsdowne pub, we knew we'd be getting a great wedding band. When Boston Common and DJ Shyne started playing at our wedding, we very quickly found out we'd chosen an AWESOME wedding band. These...
guys crushed it from start to finish and most guests, thanks to the band/DJ combo, didn't even realize that the band stopped because the party just kept going. When we decided we wanted to use the original version of our first dance song and have it played by DJ Shyne, the band agreed to learn another song for us and rocked a cover of JT's Can't Stop The Feeling. Our camps were split over whether we should have a band or a DJ for our wedding and we wound up with the absolute best of both worlds. I would unequivocally recommend Boston Common Band to any couple!
Reviewed On 8/10/2016 by Ben S
What can Kate and I say that hasn't already been said by our guests...you all were absolutely off the chain! I can't thank you all enough for making the best day of our lives even that much more special, memorable, and downright fun! Tony, I ...
know you said you'd reach out a couple weeks after our wedding with a survey or request for a review...but I simply couldn't wait any longer to contact you all and let you know how much Kate and I truly appreciate your efforts in making sure our guests didn't stop dancing all night! We will fill out whatever you would like us to, and give you a roaring review on any forum. Top 5 moments of the night involving the band:
5) Just before the ceremony, our 5 minute rehearsal which I didn't have time to be nervous for...went pretty well though, I thought
4) Dancing with my father like maniacs. He's 73, and was bouncing around like an animal and now needs to go to the chiropractor, but loved every minute of it
3) Our first dance together thru the first chorus, and then everyone joining us on the dancefloor. You played that song incredibly well, it sounded amazing. We'll never forget looking around and being surrounded by everyone we love dancing to our song.
2) Emily on Proud Mary...homegirl crushed it!
1) All of you making me feel comfortable on stage and rocking our 2 songs together. I think it was Chris who said to me at the end of the night "we've had grooms play an instrument, or sing a song, but never had a groom that rocked the party for 2 straight!" Thank you for making me sound good!
Below are a couple of videos of what we did together. Thanks again for an awesome evening, ECF!!
Wagon Wheel & Toes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3AuM5GWXCM
Reviewed On 7/31/2016 by B L
BCB was amazing. We got so many compliments on how awesome our band was, and they were! There's just no beating the quality of the music. They had everyone on their feet dancing, and a lot of our guests aren't usually big dancers. They're a...
lso incredibly professional in how they control the the flow and pace of the evening -- everything went very smoothly. The only minor issue we had was that their website was a little hard to use, but that's pretty far down the list of priorities when it come to a wedding band. Overall we had a great experience and would definitely recommend them!
Reviewed On 7/20/2016 by Christie G
In our entire wedding planning process, the best decision we made was to hire Boston Common Band! It was important to us to have a band at our wedding reception, but we were nervous because with most other bands, the energy fell flat when they ...
took a break during the reception. We hired Boston Common not only because we heard them play once or twice live, but we were comforted by knowing a DJ would keep the energy moving throughout the night. Jonathan, Jeff (DJ Shyne), and the whole crew made planning incredibly easy with their online site, and meeting Jeff the month before allowed us to be calm moving into the big day because we knew the whole group would make sure the night was executed exactly as we had discussed.
Boston Common Band blew away our expectations for the night. They played such a diverse mix of music throughout the night, it kept every generation on the dancefloor the entire time! We absolutely loved some of the mashups they played, and were thrilled with their level of energy – they truly got every friend and family member enjoying themselves, including Mike’s 85 year old grandmother! In the weeks since our wedding, our friends and family have continued to get in touch to ask us “where did you find this band?! They are incredible!” Each of the members of the band is very talented, and together they sound phenomenal. We think you would be silly to not hire Boston Common if you’re in the market for a band!
Jeff (DJ Shyne) did an incredible job serving as the emcee for the entire evening, and made sure the night moved along flawlessly. His level of professionalism was impeccable and we remain grateful to him for treating us both so well. Each step of the night, he ensured we were aware of what was to come and anyone else who needed to be clued in (think parent dances and other wedding formalities). He took care of coordinating with our venue throughout the night so we literally had nothing to worry about except enjoying ourselves. Then, Jeff’s set during the band set break was a HUGE hit. There is nothing better than a DJ who knows his audience, and knows how to mix together a great string of hits to complement the work the band is doing.
What else can we say other than Boston Common Band has us on cloud nine literally weeks after our wedding and we will be this way for some time to come. Between the band and DJ Shyne, together they created an unforgettable night not only for us, but for each of our friends and family who was there to celebrate with us!
Reviewed On 7/01/2016 by Sarah F
Boston Common Band was amazing!!! They really made our day so special and everything went exactly as planned. I don't think we had one guest that didn't get up to dance! Everyone continues to rave about how awesome Boston Common Band was and w...
hat a wonderful time they had!
Josh and Jonathan were incredible to work with. They were so accommodating to all of our requests and had everything so well organized that we had nothing to worry about!
Reviewed On 6/22/2016 by Katie H
The Boston Common Band was absolutely fantastic, and we can't say enough great things about them! Three months after our wedding, our guests still comment on our amazing band! The band is exceptionally talented, professional, and responsive b...
oth to the requests of the bride and groom and to the energy of the wedding guests. Most of our guests danced from beginning to end of the reception.
The evening started with the Jazz Trio during cocktail hour, continued with dinner music and intros by the DJ, and ended with two fabulous sets by the band! During the band's break, the DJ came back and played a number of requests. All of the band members and the DJ were so friendly and fun that it felt as if they were guests at our wedding too.
From the moment we booked, the band and DJ made sure that they met our every need. We particularly appreciated that the band was willing to learn a new first dance song -- and they did an incredible job with our request. Hiring The Boston Common Band is easily the best decision you can make for your wedding reception.
Reviewed On 6/06/2016 by Kristen J
Best in the business. My husband and I searched for bands in the CT/NYC area where we got married and ended up using Boston Common Band as we saw them at a friends wedding and they were great. They were just as great this time around! Everyone ...
was on the dance floor from dinner until the end of our reception. They were beyond helpful throughout the entire process answering any questions that we had. They learned our first dance song and our final song of the night and both were flawless. My husband and I couldn't have been happier. I would highly recommend them. They are worth every penny and then some.
Reviewed On 5/30/2016 by Casey A
There are no words!!! Boston Common Band was INCREDIBLE!!!! From the start we felt confident they were the right choice - their website is user friendly, the real-footage videos reassuring that you are getting what you think you are, and Jonath...
an was SO prompt in returning emails. Once my now-husband saw them live, there was just no question that they were the band to book.
AMAZING decision! First, We loved the DJ/Band combo thing they offer! It was a way to keep things fresh. When the band played, they not only just on the dance floor, but like TEARING it up!! They have SO much energy and the range of music they play is INSANE - they were even able to NAIL Aerosmith's "don't want to miss a thing" for us as our first dance (like, they even killed that high "TRYY-YYY-YYY" at the very end of the song).
But, even more importantly, they were such an easy group to work with. The client website they offer is easy to use; they return emails on the same day; they are totally willing to work with clients - they even set up acoustics so that our friend could use their sound system for the ceremony. Overall, they are not only talented, but also professionals of the highest level. We would 100% recommend them to any couples thats looking to throw a high-energy, dance-till-your-feet-hurt, sing-along-until-your-voice-is-gone party. BRAVO!!!
Reviewed On 4/25/2016 by Courtney L
2 weeks after our wedding and we are still getting texts and calls about the badn. WOW, what a party!! Thank you all for an unforgettable night! We couldn't have expected you to literally bring the house down.
I can't tell you how many people...
stopped us to tell us "how incredible the band was" or that they "felt like they were at a concert". In all serious, one person said..."they didn't know we were bringing the Black Eyed Peas to the wedding".
From start to finish you truly made our night so special and we can't thank you enough. We already passed along your contact information
to a few people who also have upcoming nuptials in the future...there were even inquiries from the New York crowd.
Seriously, I'm sure you all love what you do but we could never have anticipated such how incredible you all were!
Reviewed On 12/10/2015 by Courtney C
AMAZING!! The Boston Common Band made our wedding amazing! DJ Shyne's attention to detail and keeping everything on track was great. Everyone danced the entire night and was sad when the wedding was over! It has been almost two months since our...
wedding and people are still talking about the band!! The uplighting was gorgeous as well! HIGHLY recommend using them for your wedding if you want an awesome party!!
Reviewed On 10/11/2015 by Jenna H
Boston Common Band is the real deal. Might be the best money we spent on the whole wedding! From the moment they started to the last song we did not leave the dance floor. They are also amazing with planning and managing the whole night in gene...
ral. Very organized, helpful, kind, and fun through and through! The band also comes with a DJ that was great for cocktail hour and introductions. True professionals! Everyone commented how wonderful they were when the wedding was over. I can't say enough good things about them! Thank you BCB for making our night so special and fun!!
Reviewed On 10/04/2015 by Knottie68497128
Boston Common Band was incredible to work with from beginning to end. They were so accommodating to all of our questions and requests. They always responded to our emails/phone calls promptly which is so appreciated when you are juggling so m...
any things at once. Most importantly, THEY ARE INCREDIBLE. All of our guests were on the dance floor all night. They played a mix of songs to get everyone involved and had so much fun with our guests. We got so many compliments on how much fun they were. They kept the party going all night and helped us have the best night of our lives. You need to book them!
Reviewed On 9/24/2015 by Nancy K
Boston Common Band were the ultimate professionals from the first phone call to the final song. They always responded in a timely fashion. Their attention to detail meant I did not have to worry about anything to do with entertainment or sequen...
ce of events. My guests danced the entire night and had a ball! I am still receiving compliments regarding the band--after all, the band does make the wedding and this band made it the best!
Reviewed On 9/23/2015 by Athena T
If you're reading this review I assume you're in the process of deciding on a band/dj for your wedding. Let me stop you right there. Boston Common is the band you NEED to book.
From initial planning to the very last song this band was incred...
ible to work with. They even took the time to learn a somewhat obscure song my wife and I wanted to use during our first dance.
I've lost count of the number of guests who have reached out since the wedding to say how great the band was. It's typically the first thing they say. From my 5 year old cousin to 90 year old grandmother they had everyone on the dance floor. The fact that the band also includes a DJ was a huge plus I hadn't even considered. There was no awkward break in the dance party.
I highly recommend Boston Common for your wedding.
Reviewed On 9/15/2015 by Lindsay B
Words cannot express how lucky we feel to have chosen the Boston Common Band for our wedding on 8/15/15—in fact, it was one of, if not the best decision we made for our special day!
We had gotten engaged exactly a year before our wedding date ...
and knew we wanted a band and had trouble finding one because all the bands in the Boston area (and even bands that were not) were already booked! We panicked but came across the Boston Common band – our wedding was the last Saturday of the summer they had available! It seemed like fate.
Long story short is we were never able to see them play prior to our wedding and I promise you—they delivered nothing short of an AMAZING and memorable night.
Prior to our wedding they were responsive and would check in each month to see how we were doing and also to remind us to fill out our online planner—which made the timeline for the evening super smooth. We even discussed options like including an “anniversary” dance and how that might affect how the night would go. Jeff and the other members of the band was so easy—they even made suggestions for songs, how things should progress during the night and were totally flexible with everything we wanted. They truly showed that they cared so much about my husband and I and to me, during the wedding planning process, that is truly priceless.
On the night of our wedding, our guests ate dinner in a tent and moved inside for dancing. They were so flexible with having multiple locations and made the transition seamless. After heading into the ballroom after dinner, when I say that the dance floor was occupied ALL night, it truly was! There was not a moment when the dance floor wasn’t full—and of course as you plan a wedding, this is one of the main things you want for your day—your guests to have as much fun as the bride and groom.
The energy of the band was incredible and I truly can’t say enough about how amazing the Boston Common Band was. We got so many compliments on “our band” and people even asking for their business card! I highly suggest them!!
Reviewed On 9/14/2015 by Lizzy M
Boston Common Band and DJ Shyne truly made our wedding night! We booked them without having seen them in person so we were completely unaware of the awesomeness that was in store. They had everyone on the dance floor all night! This sounds craz...
y, but my friends have said they avoided going to the bathroom or bar so they wouldn't miss a single song. The dance party was truly epic--my husband and I even crowd surfed at the end of the night, which was insanely amazing!! Leading up to the big day, Jonathan and DJ Shyne made planning so easy by being incredibly responsive and organized. Overall, working with Boston Common and DJ Shyne was an absolute pleasure and we would highly, highly recommend them!! I am certain they will make your wedding one for the books!
Reviewed On 8/31/2015 by Kristen R
When we started the planning for our big day there were certain aspects of the day that were very important to us. One of those being, our music! We knew we wanted a band, but liked the idea of a DJ too and with the Boston Common Band we got bo...
th! From the beginning they were super easy to communicate with and what we loved most about them was that they weren't just a typical wedding band. They took the time to get to know the two of us and the music we liked! The wedding planner they use to help plan your big day helps you feel super organized (and when you're a bride and thinking about a million different things all at once), its nice to feel organized! :) From the second they started playing at our reception our guests didn't leave the dance floor! They certainly know how to throw a good party and are amazingly talented. Your wedding day is one of/if not the best day of your life and you only get one chance to do it right. Go with The Boston Common Band to ensure your big day will be one that you and all of your guests will remember for a lifetime!
Reviewed On 8/25/2015 by Shevy917
We made such a great decision to go with the Boston Common Band. Their energy on stage is incredible and kept the dance floor packed all night long. We got so many compliments on how great the band was from both younger and older guests. They...
truly please the entire crowd. In addition, they are extremely organized, professional, and respond to e-mails and phone calls promptly, which really made working with them incredibly easy and stress free. From the first inquiry phone call with Jonathan through their last song on our wedding night, our experience with Boston Common Band was exemplary. We highly recommend them to anyone that is getting married, and we really hope we get to enjoy a wedding with them as the band again.
Reviewed On 8/04/2015 by Nan G
I don't even know where to start. This was the absolute best band ever!! From the first song to the last the dance floor was packed. They were so nice and easy to work with. They even made some custom edits to make our first dance and parent da...
nces a little shorter, but still capture the song that we wanted. They covered the cocktail hour with a group of strings players, and then the band/DJ combo finished off the night. We have received so many compliments from guests about how incredible they were. The best compliment came from a bridesmaid who happens to also be a wedding photographer herself, and so she sees a LOT of bands. She said that she has never heard a better band and now compares all bands to Boston Common. From someone who hears wedding bands every weekend that was huge! I would recommend this band to anyone who wants to have their guests dancing and laughing the entire night! They were the BEST!!!!!
Reviewed On 7/06/2015 by Megan D
We heard nothing but amazing things about the boston common band and they surpassed our expectations from day one. Jonathan Wiegratz is not only an amazing performer but an unbelievable communicator as well. Emails were answered very quickly an...
d thoroughly. My husband and I went with the platinum package and it met all our needs. Our reception was at belle mer in Newport, RI. Boston Common Band + ECF entertainment provided all our uplighting and the venue looked gorgeous. The package came with a wedding concierge / MC. Josh ( J BOOGZ) was our wedding concierge and he left no stone unturned. His energy and passion for what his does is contagious. We had a meeting via phone with Josh and discussed every detail for the event. Thanks to Josh my wedding was kept on schedule (we did not hire an outside event coordinator/planner). Josh planned and coordinated the entire timeline from start to finish.
As for the band… wedding guests are still talking about how unreal their performance was. My husband and I knew what to expect because we went to see one of their shows in Boston (which I highly recommend). The band kept the dance party consistent throughout the night. Members of the band were interacting with our guests on the dance floor, they kept the night alive. THIS BAND WILL NOT DISAPPOINT and their set includes music for all!!
We are so happy we went with boston common band and can't wait to see another one of their shows in Boston.
Reviewed On 6/29/2015 by Lindsey C
Boston Common Band and DJ J Boogz were absolute perfection. We just got married this past weekend at the State Room in Boston and we could not get on here soon enough to write up an amazing review.
We, and the rest of our guests, did not le...
ave the dance floor the entire night. The energy of the band was electrifying. You could tell they were having a blast and that they love what they do, which is so contagious. They were nonstop fun, excitement, and the flow was effortless.
The number one comment from our guests was how amazing the band was. We will recommend Boston Common Band to absolutely everyone I know—because we hope to attend more events where they play so we can party with them again!
They were also wonderful in the planning process. Giving their opinions and experienced advice without being pushy. Their online portal is simple to use and a very helpful tool. They were proactive with planning, which is VERY appreciated on our end.
Overall, THE. BEST.
Reviewed On 6/01/2015 by Natalie R
If you want to ensure that you and your guests have the time of their lives at your wedding reception, hire Boston Common Band. We were in a state of shock when we heard them start to play our first dance because of how fantastic the band was! ...
The musicians all had incredible energy and talent that kept our dance floor completely packed all night long. Josh, our DJ, helped us throughout the planning process and was incredibly professional and well-organized. He even worked with some student musicians we asked to play at our ceremony and reception to set up sound equipment and make sure they had everything they needed! We seriously can’t say enough about the quality of this band and how their performance was the primary reason we’re still hearing from guests about our awesome wedding! Thank you Josh, Jonathan, and Boston Common Band!
Reviewed On 12/23/2014 by Maggie F
I cannot begin to explain how amazing the Boston Common band was during the entire wedding process, and then especially the party itself! I have no experience planning a wedding, so Jonathan and the whole band were in touch regularly to make su...
re that we were on the same page and also to reassure me that they would take care of us! Let's just say that it's been 10 days since our wedding, and every single guest we've spoken to has said first-thing that the band was AMAZING. The dance floor was packed all night, and they even played two encore songs when everyone cheered for more. We are so happy with the whole night, and the Boston Common Band is definitely a huge reason why our wedding party was a huge success. THANK YOU GUYS!
Reviewed On 11/07/2014 by Jacqueline C
I really couldn't say enough incredible things about the Boston Common Band. I was an extremely detail oriented bride, and a high quality band who would keep both my family and friends on the dance floor throughout the entire night was tremendo...
usly important to me. Not only that, but I wanted a band who would be responsive to my questions and wouldn't ever make me feel too needy (for goodness sakes, I only get married once!). The Boston Common Band checked off all of my boxes. Not only was Jonathan incredibly responsive to all of my questions throughout my wedding planning, but they truly were the MOST talented band. Every single detail, from the lighting to the character of the band members to just the incredible musical ability of each band member was... impeccable. This detail oriented (and let's face it... a little bit anal) bride couldn't have been more pleased. My family and friends are still RAVING about the band. Can I just relive my wedding so I can dance the night away again?!
Reviewed On 11/06/2014 by Michelle
Based on great reviews and really entertaining YouTube clips, we actually booked Boston Common without even seeing them play in person... and when we finally saw one of their downtown Boston (non wedding) gigs, we were beyond stoked for them to...
play at our wedding. We could not wait for the day to come. They really control the room and bring the party to life! From the very beginning, Jonathan was great to work with. His personality and the overall vibe of the client experience was exactly what we were looking to bring to our wedding - fun, energetic and personalized. I've always been a believer that the entertainment can make or break an event - and I knew we were in the right hands with these guys. They played the right mix of songs based on our audience, and everyone was on their feet dancing throughout the night. Boston Common is the total package. Along with Josh from ECF Entertainment as our MC, they kept the party alive - there was never a dull moment! Not to mention, the uplighting design was awesome and really transformed our venue. I would highly recommend Boston Common - and can't wait until we get to see them perform again! I'm still looking for an excuse to plan another event just to work with these guys again! =) THANK YOU Boston Common for rocking our wedding!
Reviewed On 10/29/2014 by Katie B
We had the Boston Common Band/DJ play at our wedding a few weeks ago. They were SO amazing and they had everyone dancing ALL NIGHT!!
From the beginning, they were very responsive and helpful. They even let us (with the approval of the bride/g...
room) come to a local wedding last winter so we could hear them play in person. My husband and I also met with Jonathan (band director and drummer) for dinner one night and he went over all of the details we'd need to know and answered all of our questions.
Once we booked them, they have a great online platform through the DJ where you have your own wedding profile. Here, you can fill out the detailed day-of sheet and also add/take away songs that you want played throughout the night. About a month before the wedding we had a phone call with the DJ to go over all of the details for the day.
On the night of the wedding they ROCKED our reception all night!! They played a great mix of oldies and new, top 100 stuff. All of our guests (old and young) were dancing all night!!! The singers were so fun and got down on the dance floor to let people sing into the mic. A few guests even asked for their business card at the end of the night.
We would highly recommend the Boston Common Band for a night of dancing and AWESOME celebration!!!!!!
Reviewed On 10/28/2014 by Knottie0169992
Is it possible to give more than 5 stars? Boston Common totally deserves it. They provided music during our cocktail hour and dinner hour, followed by 2 dance party sets along with a DJ who played during their break. No one, and I do mean th...
at, no one left the dance floor! We had several musician friends who were in attendance, and even they were impressed by how good it was.
All in all, we would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a super fun, up to date wedding band!
Reviewed On 10/28/2014 by Michael R
We had the Boston Common Band, DJ and lighting package at our wedding and were so happy to have made the decision to go with them.
Both Jonathan and Josh, their leaders are super easy to work with and their planning process leading up to the...
wedding took all the stress off. So comforting when you have 7 million other things to worry about! Then, their performance on the night-of was beyond our expectations. Seriously AMAZING.
When you make the right decision, it's a great feeling. These guys were the PERFECT decision. Seriously, book them... they are worth it!
Reviewed On 10/28/2014 by Lindsey M
If I could have given this group 100 stars, I would have. The band was absolutely OUTSTANDING! You can do NO wrong here, trust me. For the guests who didn't dance, they watched on the side while the band put on a great show. They were super int...
eractive with the crowd and I wanted to continue to dance the night away. I honestly cannot say enough about this group, you will not be disappointed. They learn a song for you at your request, and truly play to the crowd. And they play everything under the sun- from Michael Jackson to Kim Carnes. If I could have them play at every event, I would. Go see them, you cannot go wrong here people!!!!!! I have guests still coming up to me nearly two weeks later saying that they were the most outstanding wedding band they had ever seen. Cheers!
Reviewed On 10/28/2014 by Knottie85804670
I can't describe how amazing they made our night. The dance floor was never empty, and people are still telling us how they'll never forget the band's performance. The instrumentalists were truly talented, the singers had incredible energy, and...
they all worked together for a spectacular show. I wish I could re-live their performance over again!
On top of the actual musicianship, working with the band leading up to the wedding was great. They added no stress to our already-busy schedule, and made sure to get everything perfect.
Reviewed On 9/24/2014 by Knottie6212426
Boston Common + DJ Shyne were absolutely amazing - they did THE perfect job of getting people on the dance floor and keeping them there. Their energy was amazing and contagious. They did such a great job of engaging the crowd, young and old. I ...
got so many compliments on the "band + DJ combination" and would absolutely recommend them to anyone who's looking for an epic wedding dance party!
Reviewed On 9/24/2014 by Knottie61238614
Boston Common Band did a terrific job for our July 5th wedding - they made sure to spend plenty of time discussing the plans over the phone, were extremely thorough and professional, and were overall just a GREAT Band that every guest at our we...
dding loved. Everyone commented on how there was not one person sitting down - they truly got EVERYONE involved and the crowd was just electric due to the Band's awesome energy. From the intro's to the song selections, they knew exactly how to make it an unbelievably fun night. They even had some break dancers which was a great and unexpected addition to the fun. Highly recommend them!!!
Reviewed On 9/23/2014 by Morgan B
The Boston Common Band was absolutely phenomenal -- it was all we hoped for and more. Jonathan was a pleasure to work with -- he is the drummer and lead coordinator. He talked us through everything fore the big day and the night was flawless. O...
ur friends and family have been absolutely raving about them! They rocked our 200 person wedding in a barn in Maine like no tomorrow -- everyone was on their feet. They play everything from soul to pop to MJ to everything in between. They have a great range. I'll be sure to recommend them to anyone!
Reviewed On 9/19/2014 by Jenna M
This band is amazing. They are so professional and responsive. They spent a lot of time working through exactly what we wanted and understanding our music preferences. They learned a grateful dead song and not well known country song for us ...
and performed them perfectly. They knew how to read the crowd and played a perfect mix of old and new songs. In addition, we had a schedule issue due to timing of the food and they handled it expertly. I would recommend them to anyone. All of my guests raved about them!
Reviewed On 9/19/2014 by Melissa C
Boston Common Band went above and beyond and delivered an amazing evening of fun and entertainment. DJ Jeff Mader did an awesome job as the MC and DJ and kept everything tracking on schedule for the night. The band exceeded expectations...roc...
ked it out...and had every guest out on the dance floor with a great mix of music from all generations. Our guests and the location where we hosted are still talking about how amazing the band was... I would HIGHLY recommend Boston Common Band if you are looking to create a fun, energetic environment for your wedding! UNBELIEVABLE and definitely a highlight for us of the night!!
Reviewed On 8/05/2014 by Ashley H
Boston Common Band played at our wedding in July. They were great about checking-in throughout the planning process and kept everything very organized. During the event they were absolutely AMAZING! They blew the guests away! The dance floo...
r was always PACKED and people are still talking about how great they were! The band from the other wedding at the hotel even came in to watch and dance. Overall, they were a great addition to our wedding and I wouldn't change anything!
Reviewed On 7/28/2014 by Kenena P
The DJ Josh from the Boston Common Band really got the crowd going for our wedding. He cut our into song at the perfect time, he smoothly transitioned from DJ to band and back to DJ, he was so friendly and personal, very polite too. The band wa...
s absolutely outstanding! I've never seen or heard a wedding band like this! They are so talented and they work the crowd. Our dance floor was packed all night long. They were flexible too, we added extra time at the last minute and they were able to accommodate us. We had a blast dancing the night away and we will remember them forever. A must book!! Splurge on the band if you can...it will MAKE your wedding!
Reviewed On 7/19/2014 by Malisa I
The Boston Common Band knows how to rock a wedding! We were so impressed with how professional they were and with their team of highly talented DJ's and musicians. We had a special request for Italian music and DJ Tony and his colleagues were s...
o flexible and helpful about finding digital Italian music for us and helping us upload songs to share with them. The band and DJ did a fantastic job of really reading our crowd and adapting their set list to music they thought everyone would enjoy and they really nailed. Our guests raved about the band. The DJ/Band combo is a wonderful thing to offer couples planning a wedding, they also provide a musician to play music during cocktail hour...its really a one stop shop for all things entertainment. They sounded great and were easy to work with, super responsive to emails and always willing to offer a helpful suggestion. Your guests will love them and you will feel well taken care of. We highly recommend them!
Reviewed On 7/15/2014 by molly c
We recently had the Boston Common Band & DJ for our June 28, 2014 wedding. The band and DJ were awesome throughout the planning process and for the reception. They have a very user-friendly website to detail out your preferences and work with...
you through the entire process. Most importantly though, they got everyone on the dance floor! So many people came up to us during and after the wedding to say how awesome the band was and that they had never seen so many people at a wedding dancing. The band did a great job interacting with the crowd and incorporated a nice variety of songs. Overall awesome band/DJ and would highly recommend!
Reviewed On 4/08/2014 by Kerri W
I can't say enough great things about our experience with the Boston Common Band!! Throughout our lengthy wedding planning process, Jonathan and Josh (DJ J-Boogz) were always quick to respond and provide helpful feedback to any of a wide variet...
y of questions I sent their way. Josh was super on top of making sure that people were where they needed to be for entrances, speeches, etc. and coordinating other last minute changes on the day of our wedding. Knowing that he had everything under control allowed me to relax and enjoy every moment of our big day! Most importantly, the band's performance was phenomenal!! I can't count the number of guests who have raved about how much they loved the band! They even managed to get a few of those guests (who NEVER dance) up off their chairs and onto the dance floor!
If you're looking for a band for your wedding, you won't be disappointed by the Boston Common Band!! Their professionalism and amazing talent will make your wedding planning process that much easier and ensure a great party for your guests!
Reviewed On 4/06/2014 by Alissa C
This band is great. They really read the room and play music that keeps the energy high and the crowd happy. The DJ is the combo package is awesome - he kept the wedding moving and played great music during the band's break. Everyone complim...
ented me on the music and everyone was dancing all night!
Reviewed On 10/31/2013 by Justine K
The BCB has a great set up in that the package includes 8 band members plus a DJ. The DJ plays during the band’s set breaks. They also have a keyboard player who played during cocktail hour for us. The band is extremely talented, and the DJ was...
also great at getting people out on the dance floor. They are very well organized with a great online system for sending them your schedule, song requests, do-not-play songs, etc. My husband had a call with DJ Shyne a week before and he helped us further figure out our entire timeline. DJ Shyne was also the MC and did an amazing job – didn’t butcher anyone’s name, timed the entrance songs perfectly. He even helped us transition from “My Girl” to gangnam style for the father-daughter dance –not an easy thing to do but he really made it work! My only small complaint was that there were a number of songs I put on our “must play” list which were never played, as far as I know. This could happen with other bands as well, not sure! I call it a small complaint though because overall I was so pleased with our choice of music, the band is so talented and played some great stuff! I should also mention that the DJ took care of our lighting for us in the venue, so we had some great uplighting, which he matched perfectly to my wedding colors. Highly recommend!
Reviewed On 9/09/2013 by Liz S
Boston Common Band was hands down the best decision we made for our wedding. I think every single one of our 172 guests came up to us and said that they were unbelievable. They truly took our wedding to the next level. What an amazingly tale...
nted group. If you are looking for a great wedding band that will make your event unforgettable, look no further.
Reviewed On 8/21/2013 by Courtney F
These guys were great through the entire process. They were responsive, set clear deadlines for us and made it easy to select music and were very flexible with some of our requests. They were energetic even when the temperature in the room almo...
st seemed unbearable. I would recommend them in a heart beat.
Reviewed On 8/08/2013 by mcaparzo
The Boston Common Band was by far the best band we could have chosen for our wedding. They were recommended to us by a family memeber who had seen them perform at a wedding the year prior, saying it had been the best band they had ever seen at ...
Our wedding was a small wedding (70 people) but the band from start to finish had the entire party out on the dance floor! They performed the best combination of classic and new hits, that had people of all ages dancing up a storm! The DJ (Josh) who MC'd the night for us, did an amazing job of keeping the party going during dinner and when the band was in between sets. We would/will highly recommend the Boston Commond Band to many of our friends and family who will marry in the future.
Reviewed On 8/08/2013 by bcraw101
What else is there to say other than Boston Common Band was AMAZING. My fiance and I went and listened to several bands prior to booking one for our wedding. After their first note, we knew we wanted Boston Common Band to play for us. Beyond th...
e band, they provide a DJ for breaks and a really cool light system. Value wise, there is no comparison. Book them now - it'll be the best decision you make for your wedding!
Reviewed On 7/30/2013 by Lindsay C
I cannot even begin to describe how great our experience with Boston Common was. From the moment we first spoke with them they were professional, organized, understanding and very easy to contact and quick with responses. The planning phone ca...
lls before the wedding were very helpful and was one less thing we had to worry/stress about leading up to the wedding.
Then came their performance at the wedding... Amazing! They played so many different types of songs, and the dance floor was packed from start to finish. The instrumentals were fantastic and I would definitely recommend adding the saxophone. The male and female vocals were outstanding, we were amazed how they could sing so many different types of songs.
This may seem biased, but I can honestly say they were the best wedding band we've ever seen, and we were so lucky to have them be a part of our wedding.
Reviewed On 7/28/2013 by Denise B
Boston Common Band made our wedding so fun! They are an absolute pleasure to work with. DJ Josh Boogz was our main contact and he was a joy to work with. He was always very responsive to all emails and always called when he said he would cal...
l. He understood what we wanted and made it happen. He did the introductions at the reception and was spot on. He made sure to get all pronunciations down ahead of time.
The band kept the dance floor full all night. They promise to learn any three songs you want (within reason) nailed all three of ours, one of which was our first dance song, so that was huge.
Some of our guests had never been to a wedding where there was a live band and they were the most blown away. All of our guests were impressed by the band, though. Some of the older guests felt the music was too loud, but pretty much everyone under 70 was cool with the volume I think.
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