Joe Baracata Band played our wedding in September 2022. We knew we loved them from seeing them play around town for years but they blew us away at the wedding! First of all, Joe was so easy and friendly to work with during the planning process....
He helped create a playlist that kept everyone on the dancefloor all night long! Our friends and family still can't stop talking about how great the band was and how fun it was to have the horn section come out to the dance floor and interact with everyone. They are so talented and so fun. We HIGHLY recommend hiring them for your wedding, we promise you'll dance all night and have the best night!
Reviewed On 10/18/2022 by Ryan Patrick W
Like many other Jersey Shore visitors, I first saw the Joe Baracata Band in the basement of the Parker House circa Summer 2015. I was single at the time, but I distinctly recall turning to my buddy mid-set and saying, "This band will be playing...
at my wedding!" Joe and I became acquantainces after a few more Shore gigs and was the band of choice after I got engaged to my wife in April 2020. Joe was incredibly flexible and professional throughout the planning process. His band learned a few new challenging songs (i.e. "When You Were Young" by The Killers) and he added a lead guitarist to the cohort upon request.
Couples might not consider how important sound quality is to the band's performance. Joe spares no expense. He contracts out one of the most well-respected board operators for his wedding gigs. The equipment is all top notch. Other wedding bands might be caught up tweaking their levels mid-set; Joe's band can focus on delivering the magic to the dancefloor.
I have been to 15 weddings since we had ours in October 2021. None of the bands have come close to the energy, clarity, and quality that JBB manifested.
I am fortunate to be a friend of legendary NYC Irish Musician Pat McGuire. Pat agreed to fly in from Greece to play his hit "You're So Beautiful" that was featured on the Conan O'Brien show back in the 90's - but needed Joe's band to provide instrumentals. Joe's band was so meticulous in the way they learned the song to best support Pat. They rehearsed it a few times the afternoon of the wedding and delivered a performance commensurate with some of Pat's best from back in the day.
If you are in NYC or NJ and thinking of who to book for your wedding, I would text Joe immediately and pray he's available.
Reviewed On 10/15/2022 by Steven C
We booked The Joe Baracata Band for our wedding on October 6th and they were unbelievably amazing!!! We cannot thank Joe and the Band enough for how special they made our wedding night. We had such a blast the entire time! We spent probably le...
ss than 10 minutes sitting at our table because Joe and the Band played awesome song after awesome song and we couldn't stop dancing! Our guests also have not stopped talking about how fantastic they were!! They truly made our night SO much fun. Joe and the Band had everyone on the dance floor the entire night! He is not exaggerating when he says they play the entire time and only pause for dinner!!! Not only is every member of the Joe Baracata Band extremely talented, but they are also such an awesome and fun group of people to work with. Joe is a great person and truly cares about making your wedding night that much more special and making sure you and your guests are dancing and having a great time the entire night! Joe and the band even played a specially requested song that our guests loved and they absolutely crushed it! We already cannot wait until we get to see the Joe Barracata Band perform again!! Book them, you will not be disappointed!
Reviewed On 8/31/2022 by Pam T
The Joe Baracata Band was amazing at our wedding this July!! We had seen them several times in the Parker House basement summers past and was thrilled to see they were a preferred band at our venue, it was fate! They were beyond incredible and ...
knew how to entertain! So many guests were out of the seats dancing the night away and told us how great our band was. Not only did they perform well, but Joe was so easy to work with. He answered emails and texts right away and had great advice. John, the piano player from the band, performed during our ceremony and was also a pleasure to work with. He knows a ton of songs and even offered to learn something new. We were extremely pleased with the band and their performance and can’t wait to see them again!! Book them now, you will not be disappointed!!
Reviewed On 8/25/2022 by Veronica M
Where do I even begin to properly express how amazing the Joe Baracata Band is?! Joe was so easy to work with from the very beginning. He is just so extremely nice - talking to him made me feel immediately apart of the Joe Baracata family. I ju...
st knew he was going to take care of us! There wasn't a single person at our wedding that didn't compliment us on the band. No matter their age - everyone was at of their seats having an absolute blast.
We ended up having the 8-piece band at our reception and the keyboardist play at the cocktail hour. The 8-piece band was 100% worth it. They even set up TV screens where they showed live footage throughout the night.
Joe helped us decide how to structure our speeches and gave us recommendations for our walk-out songs. The band learned our first dance song and did an amazing job!
The saxophonist is also absolutely amazing. Him and Joe go out into the crowd and hype everyone up. It makes for such a special moment throughout the night and is just so fun and exciting.
In the less a week since our wedding, we've had 3 different couples that attended our wedding ask us for us for Joe's info so that they can reach out to him for their weddings.
Don't even think about it - just hire Joe. You won't regret it!
Thank you Joe for everything!!!
Reviewed On 8/06/2022 by Amanda C
Wow I don't even know where to begin! If you are looking for a wedding band that will have your guests up and out of their seats dancing all night long hire Joe today! My husband and I were familiar with Joe from working at The Parker House whe...
re we heard him play often. When we got engaged we immediately knew we had to hire them for our wedding. I don't know how he does it with all of the many weddings he plays at, but whenever I reached out to Joe he was responsive within minutes! Before the wedding I got to really know Joe and so I had full confidence that the wedding was going to be amazing. Let me tell you that our guests were up dancing the entire night. There was not one dull moment! Not only did they get everyone up and out of their seats but the horn players came out onto the dance floor and interacted with everyone which made it even more fun!! My husband and I had the time of our lives and I cannot thank Joe and the whole band enough for making our wedding dreams come true! We love you guys!!!
Reviewed On 7/18/2022 by Brittany C
Selecting Joe Baracata Band was one of the best decision we made when planning our wedding! Leading up to our wedding, Joe made the song selection and preparation smooth and seamless. During our wedding our guests ranging from age 2 to 92 had t...
he best time on the dance floor. The band was interactive and facilitated an epic experience. Our friends and family are already planning when they can come visit to see JBB play locally, can’t recommend them more! :)
Reviewed On 7/17/2022 by Rylee M
Joe and his band are awesome! We had the dance floor in a park and not only were all the guests dancing, but so was most of downtown Asbury Park! All our guests had so much fun, and weeks later people are still saying how good the band was! The...
y brought awesome energy and Joe was an outstanding MC. Thank you so much!!
Reviewed On 7/12/2022 by Amber R
From the moment we found Joe Baracata Band we knew they were the perfect fit for our wedding. They're so fun and interactive and all the guests love them! We had at least three people ask us the day of our wedding for the band's information! Th...
ey also perform locally so be sure to check them out!!
Reviewed On 6/21/2022 by Megan K
JBB was fantastic at our wedding! We never left the dance floor. We were married in Oct of 2019 and we still hear how it was the best wedding people have been too. Having the band was one of our best decisions. All ages enjoyed the music! And a...
nother bonus perk is being able to relive the night hearing JBB play at local establishments. Thank you Joe!!
Reviewed On 6/20/2022 by Kristen K
If you're planning your wedding, book Joe today! Joe & his team are absolutely amazing and not only started the party, but kept it going all night for our guests! Everyone from our youngest cousins, to friends, family and grandparents absolutel...
y loved the music Joe played and were on the dance floor all night. Even after the final song, everyone chanted for one more because they were so good! In addition to being great at what he does, Joe is also the nicest guy and a pleasure to work with. He was very responsive and was open to making adjustments if needed per the potential rain delays we faced the day of our wedding. I can't thank Joe enough for making our special day even more amazing!!
Reviewed On 3/25/2022 by Erin B
Joe Baracata Band are a MUST HAVE at your wedding. They really brought the party. I haven’t stopped getting calls and texts saying how amazing the band was. They had the dance floor packed all night long! Joe is so easy to get along with, he c...
ommunicates so well. He really made the whole process so easy for us. Our wedding wouldn’t have been the same without them! We wish we could relive the night all over again and this band is a huge reason why! I had a lot of family and friends over from Ireland & they played all the best Irish songs. Honestly, if your thinking about booking them, stop thinking just DO IT!
Reviewed On 2/24/2022 by Tori H
The Joe Baracata Band did an INCREDIBLE job at our wedding on 2/20/22. The dance floor was in full swing before dinner was even served! They are the best of the best and I could not recommend more highly that you book them for your wedding. ...
Besides their incredible performance, Joe made the planning process simple and easy and was available to help with anything sound or music related that we needed. We were a COVID postponement from 2021 and with all the stress that provided, it was so nice to work with a flexible and understanding vendor like Joe and the band. Can't wait to see them out at the short this summer!
Reviewed On 1/21/2022 by Andrew A
Joe Baracata Band is the absolute best! We saw them at the Columns before booking for our wedding and we were so impressed. It was even more special having them keep the party going on our wedding day! They kept us and our guests on the dance f...
loor all night and everyone had a blast. Joe and the band are open and communicative. They are so talented and made the process so easy by giving song suggestions and surprising us by playing a few of our favorite songs! Joe Baracata Band is extremely entertaining and perfect for all ages. Our friends and family would not stop raving about how amazing they were. We will never forget our wedding day and will be back on the Jersey Shore to watch them play this summer!
Reviewed On 1/18/2022 by Shannon A
Their Instagram and Google reviews speak for themselves— Joe & his team are absolutely amazing and know how to not only start the party, but keep it going all night! Not to mention, Joe is also the nicest guy and such a pleasure to work with! ...
Our friends and family can’t stop raving about him and his band- including many anti-wedding band converts! Every single person was on the dance floor from friends, younger cousins, my 2 year old niece, grandparents, family friends, and colleagues. At the beginning, we were on the fence about a band vs. a DJ but thank GOD we went with Joe Baracata Band!! Our reception never could’ve been as much fun without them!
Reviewed On 11/16/2021 by Gabrielle P
My husband and I are so glad we made the decision to have the JBB as the entertainment at our wedding! This band is the best of the best!!! My hope was for a packed dance floor and that’s what I got! All of our guests danced the whole night tha...
nks to the vast variety of music they offer! During and after my wedding I received a ton of compliments about the bands energy and talent! If you are planning a wedding, don’t hesitate, BOOK THE JBB!!! You and your guests will be in very good hands!
Reviewed On 11/15/2021 by Shawna S
Book them!!! We had been to many weddings and have seen Joe and the band all over the Jersey shore but never knew what went on behind the scenes. Joe is such a nice and good person. He made it a point to get to know me/ us and incorporate some ...
of that into our special day. Joe had great suggestions and feedback when I was considering different songs (first dance etc.) that I am so grateful for!!! People were enjoying themselves and dancing all night long. The band got involved on the dance floor and Robin even made an awesome TikTok video that we got THAT night (I still haven’t received my official videographers video.) I later found out from neighbors (we had a backyard wedding) that people set blankets up on the other side of the fence and were dancing in the park behind our house the entire night! Goes to show how wonderful the Joe Baracata Band really is!
Reviewed On 11/04/2021 by Kari C
I can’t recommend Joe and his band enough! They went above and beyond in meeting all of our requests. They were very accommodating our music requests, as well as other logistical requests to meet our specific needs. Joe and his team are top ...
notch musicians and professionals that know how to ROCK!
Reviewed On 10/26/2021 by Claire B
Honestly all I can really say is book this band!!! They will be the best decision you'll make besides saying yes to your fiancé. I have heard back from every single guest we invited to the wedding about how amazing the band was, how interactiv...
e they all are and how talented each member is. They will make your wedding the most memorable day of your life. In the months leading up to the wedding, working with Joe is like calling a friend. He puts you at ease and just solidifies that you know you made the right decision booking him. If I could get married every year and hire them I would!
Reviewed On 9/27/2021 by Allie K
If you are looking for a band for your wedding, look no further! Joe Baracata Band is the best of the best and truly made our wedding extra special. We got married on 8/26/21 and our guests are still talking about the amazing job they did. From...
our wedding ceremony to our cocktail hour to our reception, everything was perfect. They had our guests up on their feet dancing before dinner was even served. We wanted a giant dance party and that’s exactly what Joe Baracata Band delivered. They played every song we discussed on our playlist. They even learned our first dance song for us! I grew up listening to them at bars and to have them play at our wedding was amazing!! We had to reschedule our wedding due to covid and Joe was beyond easy to work with and told us they would make our day extra special and that is exactly what they did!
Reviewed On 9/27/2021 by Sean B
What an incredible performance from the Joe Baracata band during our wedding. We haven't stopped hearing about how amazing they were and the amount of energy they brought to the wedding was astounding. We were so honored to have had such a tale...
nted band filled with such warm-natured people be our wedding band. Joe was also so wonderful to work with leading up to the day and accommodated all of our requests with such a calm and friendly nature which was very much appreciated when dealing with all the stresses leading up to our wedding. We look forward to having this band as part of our love story going forward and coming to see them play at the Jersey Shore for many years to come. There's no better way to relive our special day then with a date night at Columns five years from now!
Reviewed On 9/27/2021 by Alessandra V
I don’t even know where to start. From the minute we booked The Joe Baracata band we know it was the best decision we have ever made! Joe is just all around the best person and his band are an amazing group of people. We had to postpone our wed...
ding from 2020 and Joe made it so easy for us. We have been seeing them live for years so we knew what we would be getting for our wedding day. It ended up being 10000 times better than we could have imagined. The Joe Baracata Band absolutely rocked our wedding, there are no words to describe it. From Joe to Robin to the horns every part was amazing, they are true entertainers! Our family and friends didn’t leave the dance floor and were telling us all night how amazing the band was! We wish we could relive this night over and over and it’s because of how amazing they were. If you book this band you will not regret it!
Reviewed On 9/27/2021 by Morgan N
First and foremost, Joe is the nicest human on this planet. With having to postpone 5 times, he was the easiest vendor to work with, from his quick responses, to totally easing my mind when I was in a state of panic (each time).
We had SO man...
y of our guests rave about the band- everyone kept coming up to my husband and I expressing how amazing the band was & how incredible they sounded. There was not one person sitting. Their song list is huge and they did a great job of picking a variety of songs for our day.
The Joe Barracata Band also learned new songs for our special day, “Ripple” and “Shake Down Street” by the Grateful Dead— which meant SO much to us. The band was so interactive, we loved the band/crowd participation- from the horns coming out to the dance floor, from Joe passing his guitar to my sister in law — it was truly one hell of a party.
Joe was also super easy to work with when making sure my surprise tribute video for my mother went perfectly.
The Joe Barracata Band deserves more than 5 stars, more than 10 stars, I’d rate them the highest amount of starts this site provided.
Do yourself a favor and book this band! Thank you so much for making our wedding so special, Joe and team!!!
Xo Scotty and Morgan Nelson Xo
Reviewed On 9/25/2021 by Jenna W
The Joe Baracata Band deserves a 10 out of 5 stars!!! I cannot tell you how many people have said they are "the best wedding band they've ever seen"!!! They were truly the BEST EVER! My husband and I saw Joe and his band for the first time down...
the shore and before we were even engaged we knew we wanted them for our future wedding! We booked the full band before even locking in our ceremony and out of all the decisions we made IT WAS THE BEST ONE!!! I cannot emphasize that enough. We had a big time party crowd and there was not a single inch of the dance floor that wasn't covered. They played hit after hit and absolutely crushed it!!! I felt like I was at a concert! Just about everyone lost their voices :) When they were done you could hear the "one more song" chant a mile away and they made sure to accommodate with one last absolute banger. We wanted a party we'd remember forever and that is what we got because of the Joe Baracata Band. On top of that, they learned "Let my Love Open the Door" for our first dance and "Here Comes the Sun" for our father/daughter dance. Finally, they were as easy to work with as could be. Just the absolute nicest people!
Reviewed On 9/20/2021 by Erin F
I don't even know where to begin. I have been seeing Joe B and his band play at local shore bars for the past 10 years. They've always been the highlight of my summers. The night I met my husband Chris for the first time at the Boathouse in Bel...
mar NJ, Joe Baracata Band was coincidently playing. From that moment, we always said Joe would be our wedding band. In fact, my husband loved Joe and his band so much, he spoke to Joe about our plans before we even got engaged! We were one of the first covid weddings to decide to postpone. Joe B made it so easy for us to move our date and oh boy was it worth the wait! THEY CRUSHED IT at our wedding and everyone who attended keeps asking us who our band was and how we found them. Not only were they our wedding band, but they're our friends. To be able to go out to local bars and see them play on weekends is the BEST treat. We have stalked them all summer in prep for our big day and have made so many memories dancing to their songs. Joe B is the nicest guy and it was such a privilege to have him at our wedding. The energy on the dance floor was contagious. EVERYONE WAS DANCING. Chris and I even joined the band on stage. It was beyond MAGICAL. They matched the vibe perfectly and created the most epic night of our lives. So 100% hire Joey B and his crew for your wedding--you won't regret it!
Reviewed On 8/30/2021 by Jenna T
Yes, my father is the keyboard player in my wedding band (of course he had a substitute for the day!) But when you personally know each member in the band, have watched them since you were 21, and they keep getting better and better, the choice...
is a no-brainer. Their reviews are constantly through the roof, so when it came for our time, we were excited to have the Joe Baracata Band play for our day. We danced all night to a packed floor and spent the next day responding to texts from our guests saying they felt like they were at a concert. The band is so engaging, coming onto the dance floor with you, and their music hits all genres. Not only is each and every member of the band a talented musician, but they are wonderful people. We waited a year to finally have our wedding reception because of Covid and the Joe Baracata Band greatly contributed to a night we will never forget. As always, thank you for letting me play the tambourine and for strapping the guitar around my mother and letting her rock out! You guys are the best! We love you! Incredible night! Thank you again. Love, The Trocchio’s
Reviewed On 7/25/2021 by Jane R
Where to even start? If you want your wedding to be the most fun party that any of your family and friends have ever attended, book Joe Baracata Band. Our entire wedding night and for weeks after, our wedding guests told us that our band was t...
he best wedding band they have ever seen. The band had everyone on the dance floor the entire night playing one hit after another with the most impressive transitions, highlighting the talents of all of their incredible band members. Joe and the band are the BEST in the business. We booked Joe blindly because they were in high demand and we didn't have a chance to see the band before locking down the date, but Joe called me to let me know he got another inquiry for my date and gave me the opportunity to book first. He was so kind and reassuring over the phone that I was willing to take a chance without seeing them. That was the best wedding planning decision I could have ever made. Joe is an absolute dream to work with as a vendor - super responsive to emails or texts and he was happy to accommodate both our wedding date and venue change due to COVID-19. The whole process was seamless. After booking Joe for our wedding, we would go down to the Jersey shore as much as we could to see Joe and the band rock out at our favorite bars, and they never disappoint. I could have never imagined that they are even more amazing at weddings. The energy they bring to the party is unbelievable and infectious, and the range of songs that they play from classic rock hits (BRUCE!), to oldies, to modern day pop is so impressive. They are everything you can dream of in a wedding band, and we cannot wait to continue going down to the shore to see them for years to come to bring back memories of the best day of our lives. Thank you to Joe and the band for making our wedding the best day ever and truly creating an unforgettable night for us and our guests. Do not hesitate, book Joe Baracata Band.
Reviewed On 7/16/2021 by Alison M
I've been seeing Joe B out at the Jersey Shore since I turned 21. It was always a dream of mine to have them play at my wedding. Joe is incredibly professional, kind, and committed to making your wedding the BEST night of you life. We happened ...
to be one of the first couples to postpone our wedding in COVID. It was in those uncertain times I was the most grateful for Joe. Not only did he show up as vendor but showed up as a friend helping us figure out what the heck to do back in March 2020 when the world was shutting down.
Having an unrestrcited ceremony with Joe B absolutely killing it was WORTH THE WAIT. Our guests have not stopped talking about how fantastic they were. The energy on the dance floor was non-stop. We have the privilege of seeing him and this incredibly talented gang two more times this year at two other friends weddings and WE CANNOT WAIT.
Dont think twice about it. Book Joe B for your wedding IMMEDIATELY!! :)
Reviewed On 6/10/2021 by JoAnna S
I can’t recommend the Joe Baracata Band enough!!!!! They stuck with us for an extra year since we postponed multiple times due to COVID and finally played at our wedding reception and ceremony on 6/6 in the Poconos. We had the absolute BEST tim...
e and could not get off the dance floor. All of our guests have been talking about how great they were and what an awesome party it was- the dance floor was packed the entire night! We can’t wait to go see them play at bars this summer! Highly, highly recommend if you want to have a non-stop party with awesome music!!!!
Reviewed On 6/07/2021 by Elissa N
Don’t think, just book them. You will 1000% regret it if you don’t. Joe and his band were ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE. Everyone was on the dance floor all night and raving about how amazing the band was. People are still texting us, raving about thei...
r night at the wedding. Joe and his band definitely played for the crowd and completely had the crowd rocking all night, including all ages of our guests. My husband and I had about 50 people come up to us saying that this is the most fun they have ever had at a wedding, all thanks to Joe and his Band. Best decision we have made. Thank you so much Joe, for the most memorable and unforgettable night! Love, the Naglieri’s
Reviewed On 5/28/2021 by Paige B
Where do I even begin? If you’ve dreamed of having the best wedding that people will NOT stop talking about, then look no further. Joe & his ENTIRE band are beyond incredible. They’re fun, they’re entertaining, they’re thoughtful, they’re wildl...
y talented, and they become family. I’ve been listening to JBB for the past 10 years, before I was even legally allowed at a bar. Joe has never disappointed & I knew my wedding wouldn’t be complete without them. Luckily my husband was an instant fan when Joe sang his favorite song on one of our first dates. From a mic for our officiant to singing along with my crazy father, Joe literally did it all. We wanted our guests to have fun and dance, so while I could & can recite every Springsteen song we wanted variety. From Tina turner to AC/DC and Motown to ABBA, he literally will learn ANYTHING you request. And Robin, oh Robin, she made our guests cry by the simple sound of her voice. She learned & sang our wedding song that we spent hours learning to dance to. It was a moment I’ll never forget. From start to finish the band is behind every vision you have and will make your dreams come true. I’m not joking when I say I went to the bathroom ONCE during the 5 hour reception (yes, we had them for an extra hour). Joe, Robin, Chris, Pat, John, Rich, Dan, and Joe thank you from the bottom of our hearts for every single second and every single song. You are not just friends, or the band we fell in love at 507 long ago, you are family. I would recommend Joe Baracata and his crew to anyone and everyone. Every single person was up out of their seat & it’s a day I’ll remember for the rest of my life. We love you & thank you for being there for every moment. Love, The Bentivenga’s
Reviewed On 11/23/2020 by Jessica N
Joe and the band absolutely killed it! People can’t stop taking about how good the band was. It was an absolute blast! Joe and the band absolutely killed it!! People can’t stop taking about how good the band was. It was an absolute blast!!
Reviewed On 10/28/2020 by P D
Weeks later and we still hear about how great the Joe Baracata Band made our wedding!! The ease of working with Joe is the cherry on top! The band was SO hot that night no one needed a jacket at our NJ fall outdoor wedding! You know the band i...
s 🔥 when the staff are dancing all night at your wedding! The killer lead vox combo of Joe and Robyn are unbeatable!! Then when half the band are on the floor with your guests performing flawlessly, it just ups the quotient to a place you didn't know you were going!! To Joe, Robyn, Chris, John, Albert, Rich, Joe Y, Ryan and Phil thank you all for making our wedding the unforgettable event you did!! Hire them NOW, cause you won't be able to later!!
Reviewed On 10/27/2020 by Jillian P
Joe and his band played for my wedding and they were great!! So much fun and a great selection of songs. Joe was quick to respond to all of my questions and was a pleasure to work with. Would definitely recommend!
Reviewed On 10/11/2020 by Brian C
Joe and the band were awesome! Despite the headaches of rescheduling our wedding a few times due to COVID, Joe was easy to get in touch with, always available and very accommodating. Great people, great music and knew how to get the party start...
ed! We couldn’t have asked for anything better. Thank you for one hell of a night!
Reviewed On 10/08/2020 by jackie G
The Best band Joe is so nice to work with and super easy to get ahold of ! The music never disappointed and all our guests are still talking about how great the Band was ! Highly recommended with a 10 Rating
Reviewed On 9/23/2020 by Molly R
Joe Baracata Band is THE BEST. We had seen them play at a wedding we attended, and knew they were the band for us. We actually chose our wedding date, around the dates they had open and available. They were amazing and really made our wedding ...
reception. Their music and style gets everyone up on the dance floor, for all age groups. Everyone is still raving about them! We can't thank them enough for helping to make our wedding the best night of our lives.
Reviewed On 4/25/2020 by Jennifer H
We always talked about randomly finding our wedding band at a bar. We saw the Joe Baracata Band at the Boat House while in Belmar one weekend in August 2018. We had a blast - the band was so much fun and their sound was exactly what we were loo...
king for. We immediately checked if they did weddings and got in touch with Joe. We went to another show at the Boat House a few weeks later to see the band again and Joe took the time out of his break to speak with us about our planning and what we were looking for and even played some Springsteen and Billy Joel for us. After that it was a no-brainer to have the Joe Baracata Band play our wedding. Joe was very responsive and easy to work with throughout the entire process and was willing to personalize everything for us, including learning a new song for the Father-Daughter dance. Out of all of our vendors – Joe was the easiest and best to deal with!
All of our guests raved about the band: they were a highlight of the night for everyone (there were even Instagram stories dedicated to the band)! They played the perfect mix of songs that kept the dance floor packed all night for our guests from ages 7-87. The horn section was incredible as was Robyn. Rosalita and Valerie were two showstoppers in particular! Several people asked for the band’s information following the wedding to potentially book for their own weddings and events. Our families have even talked about having a wedding reunion down the shore to see the band again as a group this summer.
Joe and his band are incredible performers and so easy to work with: we would strongly recommend booking them for your wedding!
Reviewed On 3/21/2020 by Adam S
Joe Baracata played at my wedding and they were absolutely phenomenal in every way. His price was extremely reasonable, the band was very friendly, and most importantly they were able to get everyone out of their seat to dance and make our wedd...
ing a super special day! I have seen him several times since then including a special Valentines Day dinner at the Lobster Shanty. Some of their songs sound better than the originals! :)
Reviewed On 1/01/2020 by Sarah S
The Joe Baracata Band was the absolute highlight of our wedding! Our guests can't stop talking about how fantastic they were and how much fun they had dancing the night away. Joe was so wonderful to work with and incredibly helpful leading up t...
o the big day. I couldn't be more grateful as he made the day much less stressful than it could have been. Their mix of old and new music was perfect for the enjoyment of all the guests and they sounded simply amazing. Do yourself a favor and book them if you can!
Reviewed On 12/12/2019 by Ted H
Joe was awesome to work without throughout the whole process. Easy to get a hold of. Receptive to any and all questions we had. Willing to make our musical vision come to life. When it came time for the wedding it was executed perfectly and was...
exactly what we envisioned....maybe too much so, because my wife and I never left the dance floor!! I would recommend Joe and the band to anyone anytime. The experience from start to finish could not have ended up any better.
Reviewed On 12/09/2019 by Jennifer B
The first time I heard Joe Baracata I was a 21 year old walking into Parker House for the very first time. That day I said to myself "these guys are going to play at my wedding one day". Sure enough, 9 years later, Joe Baracata played at my wed...
ding on 11/30/2019 and it was the absolute BEST NIGHT OF MY LIFE. Joe and the guys kept the dance floor rocking all night long. There were people dancing that I've never seen dance before, even the photographer, videographer, and wait staff were dancing. The videographer and guests of all age ranges came to me the night of/days after the wedding to ask me the name of the band. I've gotten so many compliments and already know at least one of my guests will be hiring Joe for when she gets engaged. Not only were they awesome the night of the wedding, but Joe was always super responsive the weeks/months leading up to the wedding. Joe, I cannot thank you enough for making our wedding night the absolute best night ever. Thank you so much!!!! Hope to see you at Boat soon. Jen and Steve Giblin
Reviewed On 11/11/2019 by Brittany M
I cannot recommend the Joe Baracata Band highly enough. They were so amazing at our wedding rehearsal dinner, and had everyone dancing for hours. They really brought the best energy to kick off our wedding weekend. We have received so many comp...
liments about them, even months after the wedding, and a few of our friends have even reached out to book them for their own weddings. Words cannot describe how much fun they made the night! Book them! You won't regret it.
Reviewed On 11/03/2019 by Matt P
We knew from the first conversation with Joe that we made the right choice to book the band. Joe was always very responsive and accommodating every time we spoke. From the horns section, to the female vocals and pianist that played my wife down...
the aisle, everything was amazing. The band even came into the crowd, which really kept the party going. We are now two weeks out from the wedding and still receive comments from guests about how our reception was the best that they had ever been to, largely thanks to the Joe Baracata Band! My wife and I highly recommend booking this band, but do so quickly because they are in high demand and well worth it.
Reviewed On 10/24/2019 by Kylie O
The Joe Baracata Band is hands down the best wedding band out there! Joe is the nicest and easiest person to work with, and his band never disappoints. From the moment we booked Joe for our wedding we knew we were going to have the very best. H...
e was always quick to respond to us, offered great suggestions, and put us at ease that it was going to be a great show. He, Robyn, and the rest of the band kept the dance floor packed all night and blew all of our out of town guests away. He learned a song for our Father/Daughter dance and everyone was impressed from the moment they started to when the closed down the night. We could not be more appreciative and thankful to have worked such a great group of people!
Reviewed On 10/17/2019 by Zayan P
Words can’t describe how grateful and lucky I feel to have had the privilege of having Joe Baracata band at my wedding. Our friends and family are still raving about how amazing the music was and how the band made it one of the best weddings th...
ey’ve ever been to. Joe was so incredibly professional and easy to communicate with. He was eager and willing to learn new songs and play our favorites which kept the crowd dancing all night. I don’t think my husband and I ever left the dance floor. Thank you Joe Baracata band for making our wedding a dream come true! Counting down the days until hearing you play at Parker House and Columns next summer!
Reviewed On 10/16/2019 by Lizzie D
BOOK THIS BAND!!!The Joe Baracata will make your wedding a million times better than you could imagine. Joe & the band learned 2 of our favorite songs for our first and mother/son dances… it was so special and everything turned out PERFECT! We...
knew from the second we booked that we were making the right choice and it proved to be so true! Our guests can’t stop raving about how much fun they had and keep asking when and where they can see the band play again! The dance floor was packed the ENTIRE time. It was everything we wanted and more. Joe is also a wonderful guy & easy to work with. He is a true professional!
Reviewed On 10/15/2019 by Kira D
The Joe Baracata Band is hands down the best out there. They are the nicest people to work with and they are incredible performers. We knew when we booked them that they would be perfect at our wedding but they exceeded our expectations more th...
an we ever could have imagined! The dance floor was packed all night and everyone cannot stop raving about them.
Reviewed On 8/23/2019 by Samantha P
The BEST band ever. Hands. Down. We booked the Joe Baracata Band and we were not disappointed. We danced so much, guests started a second dance floor towards the back of our venue. The dance floor was packed! They were absolutely amazing and so...
much fun from start to finish. We were begging them to keep playing even when the reception had ended. Robin, the female vocalist, is out of this world, and she and Joe made our first dance to Leather and Lace so special. The band also learned a few Queen songs for my husband, which really made his day even better. Truly, the Joe Baracata Band was the best decision we made for our wedding.
Reviewed On 7/09/2019 by Kristyn W
We had our wedding back on November 9th, 2018 and we are still reminiscing about that night! Having Joe and his band play at our wedding was the best decision we made. Before Gary and I were even engaged, we knew we wanted to have Joe play and ...
once it was time to set our date, we had to make sure of their schedule beforehand.
We were able to sit down with Joe before the big day and go over our list of specific songs so that night, the band knew exactly the kind of music we were looking for. He learned “Head over boots” by Jon Pardi for the first dance which he truly did an amazing job!
The whole night, everyone was out on the dance floor and the night went so fast, we didn’t want it to end. We cannot thank Joe and the band enough for making our night so special! It’s great we still get to see them out around at the local bars of the Jersey Shore :)
Reviewed On 7/09/2019 by Carly T
The Joe Baracata Band is AMAZING! The best decision we made for our wedding was booking them to play! Their song choices kept our guests on the dance floor for the entire night! Joe is so easy to work with and took the time to meet with my husb...
and and I to discuss the wedding day timeline and really get to know us. We have had so many compliments from our guests about the great time they had and it is all because of the atmosphere that was created by the band! We cannot thank them enough for giving us the most incredible night we could imagine!
Reviewed On 7/02/2019 by Paige R
There are truly no words to describe how incredible our experience was with the Joe Baracata Band! Before planning our own big day, we had been to two weddings where Joe and the band played, so when it came time to book a band for our wedding, ...
we didn’t even hesitate or consider anyone else. We loved the music they played, their ability to read the crowd, and knew that they would be the perfect fit for our day. Every time we got off the phone with Joe, from the moment we booked to finalizing things the week before, my husband and I always said to each other, “Joe is just the nicest human! What a great guy!!” Joe is down to earth, attentive and professional. He was incredibly quick with responses to texts/emails/phone calls and blew us away with his ability to remember every minor detail we had shared in regard to our preferences in music for our wedding. When we went to see them play locally before our wedding day, Joe took the time to talk with us in person and remembered the songs that got me up and dancing & played them again for me at the wedding. Our family & friends have not stopped talking about the band! And we are always happy and eager to remind them of the name “The Joe Baracata Band” or to tell them where their next local gig is. Our plan was to dance the entire night of our wedding and thanks to Joe and the band that’s exactly what we did. We sat for speeches and to eat & then never saw our sweetheart table again. Joe, you guys MADE our reception exactly what we dreamt it to be!! Thank you from the very bottom of our hearts! We can’t wait to see you guys again soon ❤️
Reviewed On 6/19/2019 by Anthony M
My wife and I got married on December 7, 2018 and we choose the best wedding band out there!! The Joe Baracata Band was hands down the best band for our wedding day. Joe Baracata was very professional during all of the planning stages of our w...
edding and was there with us every step of the way. He provided us song lists and was able to play every song that we requested. From Elton John to Blake Shelton this band does it all! Our guests never left the dance floor and are still ranting a raving about the JBB band to this day! We can truly say that Joe and his band helped make our wedding day a truly unforgettable night. It is also great that we can continue to go see Joe and his band at all of our local Jersey Shore bars where they are a staple band in the area. When choosing your wedding band go with the JBB you will not be disappointed. Thanks you Joe and the band for making our wedding night unforgettable.
Anthony & Jacki M.
Reviewed On 6/14/2019 by Corina W
Joe Baracata Band played our wedding in April and they were INCREDIBLE!! Working with Joe was great - he's flexible, quick to answer, and so nice! We gave very little instruction in terms of playlist -- they're professionals and can read what t...
he crowd wants so that took one thing off my planning plate which was great! We received so many compliments on the band -- everyone was just so impressed with the singing, the horns, the playlist! Our wedding was a dance party from first song until we chanted "One more song! One more song!" and they closed us out with Thunder Road. I recommend JBB to anyone and everyone!!
Reviewed On 4/13/2019 by Lauren S
Amazing!! I’m so happy my husband and I decided to go through with getting band. I was a little hesitate about the song not sounding like the original and whether bands played a variety of music, but Joe exceeded my expectations! From the t...
ime we booked with Joe, we kept in constant communication. He would answer my emails, texts, and calls right away. We went over all the song choices and he took my special requests seriously. My dad and I love The Bee Gees and that is our thing. Joe learned “How Deep Is Your Love,” for our father/daughter dance and it was beautiful! It really meant a lot to us . Everyone was dancing the whole night! We got a lot of compliments from guests at our wedding, that they loved the band!
I wish the night didn’t end, I wanted to hear more, but weddings go by very quickly! I hope to hear Joe play again soon!
Reviewed On 2/08/2019 by Bess H
The Joe Baracata Band is AWESOME! Selecting them was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. They created the most epic and energetic dance party for our reception – everyone was up and dancing all night and it was a total blast! The...
y nailed all of the special dance songs, flawlessly MC’d the whole event including introductions, interacted with and incorporated the crowd (the father of the groom was on the mic!), selected songs that match our musical taste and reflected the crowd energy and just did an overall amazing job.
Working with Joe leading up to the wedding was also a total pleasure. He was super friendly, responsive and helpful. Joe helped make it easy to work through the details of our reception and we knew we were in good hands with him and his band.
In the months since our wedding, we have already gotten multiple inquiries from our guests and friends of our guests asking who our band was because they want to have them for their own events!
Besides the amazing job they did at our wedding, my favorite thing about the Joe Baracata band is that they are a real band - they aren't just a band for hire for special events. This means they frequently play at bars around the Jersey Shore, so leading up to the wedding we went to see them play a bunch of times to get excited for our event and to blow off some wedding-planning steam. One of the times we saw them they even played our first dance song so that we could practice! And, now that our wedding has passed, we look forward to going to see them in the future for fun and to reminisce our wedding!
Huge thank you to Joe and his band for helping to make our wedding reception magical and absolutely unforgettable!
Reviewed On 11/23/2018 by Rob S
I saw the Joe Baracata band at someone else's wedding, and pretty much hired them the next day for my wedding. Amazing and talented musicians. We hired the 7 piece band with the horn section and female vocalist, and they played songs that featu...
red those musicians nicely. They even learned a song specifically for me, and let me come up on stage and jam with them! Joe himself is very responsive to texts and emails, and a super nice guy. They played all night and never missed a beat. Without a doubt, I can recommend Joe Baracata Band in a second and know that they will rock your party properly. Thanks Joe!!!
Reviewed On 11/03/2018 by Amanda R
From the second we met Joe and the band, we knew we had met our wedding band. Joe could not have been friendlier and more responsive to our emails. We knew we could trust the band to provide a night to remember, and they absolutely killed it!
So many of our guests commented that they were the best wedding band they had ever heard! (And we couldn’t agree more!) They had the dance floor packed the entire night! Their rendition of “Jersey Girl” for our first dance as husband and wife, and our parent dance songs were truly amazing and made these moments so special!
It was so obvious to us, that The Joe Baracata Band wanted to make the night a memorable one to us, and we appreciated it so much!
Reviewed On 10/30/2018 by Marci M
Joe Baracata band was phenomenal. My husband and I wanted a party and we got a party that never wanted to end. Compliments were pouring in about how amazing the band was. Truly the best night of our lives and we are so sad it’s over. Unbeli...
evably talented! Forever grateful! Marci & Matt 10/27/18
Reviewed On 10/30/2018 by Katie R
Joe and the band were absolutely amazing. They were easy to work with, very accommodating with song choices, and very professional. Our guests all had a blast and everyone was on the dance floor all night long. I loved every song they played an...
d the horn section was awesome! I cannot recommend them enough! You cannot go wrong if you go with this band!!
Reviewed On 10/23/2018 by Brittany E
My husband and I got married this summer and had the Joe Baracata band. They were simply amazing. We’d seen them a few times at local venues and knew they were good, but the wedding night really knocked everyone out of their seats and onto the ...
dance floor. The music was perfect for a wedding (different than what you hear them play at the bars) which was at our request. They were professional, responsive, and glad to answer all of our questions. To anyone getting married in NJ, I highly recommend them. Joe Baracata Band made our wedding that much more special and I can’t thank them enough!
Reviewed On 10/08/2018 by Marissa B
Joe and the band made our wedding absolutely incredible!! From the moment we hired them, it felt like they became family. Joe worked with us on the day to read the crowd and get everyone up on the dance floor immediately. Guests were raving abo...
ut them on the dance floor and continue to let us know how amazing they were. Our guests were begging for two encores, and they delivered a fun, happy and incredible night in celebration of our special day. We can’t say enough wonderful things and recommend them to any and all who are looking for their wedding to be unforgettable!!
Reviewed On 10/08/2018 by Holly M
The Joe Baracata Band is the absolute best wedding band imaginable! They helped to coordinate our wedding reception, they learned our wedding song and played it live for our first dance, and then they kept everyone out on the dance floor the en...
tire night! Tons of our wedding guests raved about how awesome JBB was and how much fun they had. They even let my dad sing some Bruce with them! I can’t tell you how much I recommend JBB to anyone planning an event!
Reviewed On 8/30/2018 by Rachel B
Choosing the Joe Baracata Band was the best decision we could have made for our wedding. From the beginning, Joe was so helpful and accommodating. He responded to all of my questions and concerns immediately. I have seen JBB at the shore a f...
ew times, but I was blown away by their performance at our wedding. The reception was perfect. Their ability to read the crowd was spot on. The dance floor was packed the entire night. All of our guests came up to us to say how amazing the band was. The band exceeded our expectations and made our wedding extra special. Thank you JBB for a night we will never forget!
Reviewed On 8/29/2018 by Mary Kate O
Simply put, Joe Baracata is the man! This was the easiest and best decision we made.
We had a 230+ wedding, Joe and the band had everyone on the dance floor all night long! One of our family members told us she felt like this was at a live...
concert! We CANNOT say enough great things about Joe and the band. Book them! You will not regret it!
Thanks again Joe, we sincerely appreciate the part you played in our perfect day! Much love and see you soon!
Reviewed On 8/16/2018 by Dan S
This is so long overdue! We were married on 6/1/18. One of the few jobs I had was finding the band, a responsibility I was actually a bit nervous about. As luck would have it I was referred to Joe by multiple people and when I reached out to hi...
m he responded that he was available. From there on things were easy. My now wife and I were able to see the band play in the Belmar area multiple times over the winter/spring and got to know them pretty well. Joe was extremely professional during the whole process…always responding to all of our questions and arriving early to meet with us to go over the wedding details. He fully understood how important of a day this was for us and how significant the band is to a great wedding. That is exactly what we ended up with. Joe and the band were awesome! Our First Song request was new to Joe but he was happy to learn it and it sounded great. After that it was just hours of fun with a full dance floor of family and friends…the music was perfect for a Jersey Shore wedding. The quality of the music, the range of songs, and the energy the band displayed was amazing. People tend to forget many of the things that go on at weddings, but trust me… they remember a great band! Thanks for making our wedding so memorable….Dan and Elia
Reviewed On 6/24/2018 by Bernadette R
We just had the Joe Baracata Band play at our wedding (a week ago today) and we are still talking about how much we loved them! From the moment we connected with Joe we were so confident in our choice to have them play on our wedding day. Every...
conversation we had and every time we went to see the band play live was better and better than the next. Joe and the band were extremely accomodating to any and all song requests and went above and beyond to make the night personalized to us. Their song selections kept everyone up and dancing while also allowing people to eat dinner and still enjoy the night. Joe and Amy’s vocals are outstanding and the band is fabulous!! We would wholeheartedly recommend them for any other wedding/event! Thank you Joe, Amy and the rest of the band!
Reviewed On 3/08/2018 by Stephanie C
We cannot say enough positive remarks about the Joe Baracata Band! Joe and his band have been nothing but a joy to work with. From the first phone call, we felt like we were in good hands. Joe was very accommodating and very professional, invit...
ing us to watch them play live, discussing music requests months in advance, and meeting with us in person to finalize the wedding details. On the day of the wedding, Joe Baracata Band facilitated the MC responsibilities and performed live with an 8-piece band. We had over 225 guests at our wedding and Joe knew exactly how to accommodate everyone for us. Joe Baracata Band kept our dance floor full with a great mix of music that kept all generations out there. It was easy to see that the band members enjoy what they do. Every band member was having a blast playing and our guests could feel the excitement. The energy they brought to the dance floor was amazing; the timing of the reception and the pacing of the music was masterful; the variety and song selection were perfect for our multi-generational crowd, and the musical performance was absolutely unbelievable. When we went around speaking with our guests, they all raved about how great the band was, how they sounded awesome and how lively they were. Not only is Joe Baracata Band reasonably priced, but the talent is incredible! The vocals, horns, drums, piano, guitar; they were all fantastic! Their services just take things up a level and make it worth the investment. Great value, great performance, great sound system, very professional; we couldn't have asked for anything more! We would recommend Joe Baracata Band to anyone looking for a top-notch wedding band.
Reviewed On 1/09/2018 by Lauren M
Joe Baracata Band is everything you want for your wedding and will be the easiest part of your planning!! Working with Joe from the beginning has been a breeze. He works with your schedule and meets with you to hear your recommendations and has...
excellent ones of his own as well. He communicates quickly and basically is your friend by the end!! There are no hidden costs or anything - our price was clear and in comparison to his competition, he is very reasonable. Day of, Joe and his band came early to our venue to set up and were dressed to impress!! Joe and his band have so much passion for playing and you can feed off their energy in the room. They had all of our guests on the dance floor all night!! None of our guests wanted to leave, even when the reception was near its end. It also made for really awesome pictures of our guests having such a great time!! My husband plays guitar himself and Joe let him perform my favorite song for me, everything was so magical and we felt so special. Thank you so much to Joe and his band for going above and beyond for us and being the best entertainment NJ has to offer :)
Reviewed On 1/06/2018 by Devon W
After many years of singing along to the Joe Baracata Band at the bars, we were so excited to find out they were available to play our wedding. We were confident in their ability to keep a party going and music was such an important aspect of t...
he wedding for us. We wanted everyone to be on the dance floor- and JBB did not disappoint. From our first meeting with Joe to their performance on our wedding day- we knew we were in good hands and relied heavily on their expertise to make our reception the true party we wanted it to be. They went above and beyond to learn our wedding song and even let my father-in-law sing with them (unrehearsed) during the father-daughter dance. Our guests are still raving about the band! If you are lucky enough to book JBB for your wedding- you will not regret this choice. They met and far exceeded our every expectation.
Reviewed On 7/04/2017 by Nicole C
Such an amazing band!! We have heard them out at local bars and we were so excited to have them play at our wedding. They were amazing to work with, Joe was easy going and planned out what songs we wanted for our entrance, first dance songs a...
nd cake cutting. We had them for both the reception and cocktail hour. We loved their song list from their website but were easily able to add songs or edit to meet our style of music. We love country, motown and Bruce. They played a variety of songs and had great suggestions that fit our style perfectly. Our guests never left the dance floor and we have had non-stop guest raving about our band and asking for their info for friends getting married!
Reviewed On 11/15/2011 by Jaclyn R
Amazing band and an amazing group of guys to work with. They have such a wide variety of songs on their playlist. My husband and I really wanted to have everyone, both young and old, up and dancing at our reception. We aren't "club" people, but...
we love to dance and sing. The band rocked all night long - from Bruce, The Beatles to The Zack Brown Band, no one was sitting down.
They also take very few breaks, and they make sure not to take a break if everyone is on the dance floor as it brings the vibe down.
We asked Joe to learn a few songs for us and he played them perfectly. My dad, a former musician, also wanted to play a song with the band and they were so accommodating.
If you live in the area, I strongly recommend seeing them in person. Their samples on the website do not do them justice. They are a fantastic group and took our wedding to the next level.