Price Range

$$ – Affordable


Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Violin, Vocals

Music Genres

Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Rock

Wedding Activities

After Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Ceremony, Reception, Wedding

Wedding Categories

Live Music, MC Services, Sound Equipment, Music, Rentals + Equipment


Contact Info


Reviewed on 10/06/2015 Elena G

If your wedding reception was in a parking lot or a field with no food or water or drinks but you had Mixtape there rockin, everyone would STILL be raving about how incredible of a time they had. Basically, if you have Mixtape at your wedding, your wedding reception is going to... Read More be the best time anyone has ever had. It's literally that simple! The ENERGY that they have - lead by Melanie's INSANE VOCALS is unmatched. Their REPERTOIRE was what initially drew us to them...we really wanted a band that would play songs that we like, but those that everyone else likes and knows also. They just completely nailed it. It was super fun for my husband and I to go through their list and pick out the songs we wanted them to play, but we left some room for them to use their best judgement. During dinner they played some of the indie songs that were more for us and our friends and during dancing, well, let's just say our dance floor was completely crowded all night long. I thought I would change my shoes into flats, but I actually was unable to leave the dance floor to do so, we danced the whole time! At one point my sisters decided we needed to do the Hora, something that we hadn't initially planned on doing - but Melanie had previously told me that she had a lot of fun playing the Hora and OMG it was the best thing ever!!!! It was a serious highlight of the night, and they were able to pull it off, off the cuff with about one minute's notice. We even did an encore at the end and that was another favorite part! At the end of the night our friends were thanking the band profusely and getting their card. Everyone could not stop talking about how good they were - and WE can't stop talking about how good they were! Prior to the wedding, Melanie was a dream to work with. She was so prompt and enthusiastic and helpful. They learned a few songs for us which was wonderful and they did an amazing job. They played our instrumental ceremony music perfectly. They all just looked awesome and were so tight! We chose the 6 piece band which was perfect, but I literally cannot even imagine what they would sound like when adding in some horns or strings - would be totally over the top! I am dying for a friend to get married and have Mixtape come so we can see them again! Best decision ever!! We love you guys!

Reviewed on 10/27/2015

We actually chose our wedding date based on Mixtape's availability—that's how great we knew they'd be! They played at our wedding in September and we're still getting compliments on how much everyone loved the band. They couldn't have been more wonderful to work with leading up... Read More to the date itself—they helped us pick out our playlist, and were super cheerful and easy about everything (which makes a huge difference when you're fielding multiple stressful emails per day—it was so nice to know that no matter what, the music would be great). On the day itself, they played everything from Vivaldi to Huey Lewis during the ceremony, and great Brazilian-style jazz during the cocktail hour. People were out on the dance floor even before dinner. Everyone had the best time—and trust me, our guest list ran the gamut from conservative to liberal, super-old to super-young, all our drunk college friends and everything in between. In summary: Mixtape struck the perfect balance of making everything fun, celebratory, and appropriate. I couldn't recommend them more strongly. (Also, they played at a dear friend's wedding a month later and were just as awesome.) BOOK THEM. You will be glad you did.

straight up rock

Reviewed on 8/11/2015 Ben G

I have seen the future of wedding bands, and their name is MIXTAPE: A Cover Band for Hipsters. I'd say a solid 50% of the guests at my wedding came up to me at some point in the night and screamed to me "best wedding band EVER!" and they were not wrong. Melanie and her... Read More entire band were incredible. From the soft, acoustic "God Only Knows" that my wife and I loved for our first dance to a moshpit inducing version of "Smells Like Teen Spirit," from a groovy "Dancin' in the Streets" to an earthshaking "Born to Run," all six of them (we had the smallest band combo because our venue is pretty tiny, but I hear they go up to 10 pieces!) were on fire all night long. Here's a few songs they played that I highly doubt you'll hear at many weddings: "Party Hard" by Andrew W.K. (learned especially for us!) "California Uber Alles" by Dead Kennedys "Ruby Soho" by Rancid For a punk rocker like me, having a band that I could dig was the most important thing about the reception for me, and MIXTAPE delivered in a way I really didn't think possible. I'll always remember slow dancing to "Such Great Heights" with my wife, and all of our friends gathering in a circle to belt out "Wagon Wheel." If you're a rocker, a dancer or just anyone who loves great music and you're getting married, hire MIXTAPE. There's really no other choice.

Reviewed on 10/07/2016 Betsy G

We used Melanie and Mixtape for our wedding and are still completely blown away by how exceptional they were! The dance floor was packed the entire night, and so many guests came up to us that night and the next day saying how amazing the band was. The rocked every song and had... Read More all of our guests moving and having an amazing time. We also used their musicians for our ceremony music and cocktail hour (bluegrass trio), and they were perfect for those too. Melanie was a dream to work with, and made it all so easy and painless. I would book them again in a heartbeat and you should too!

Reviewed on 10/07/2016 Betsy G

We used Melanie and Mixtape for our wedding and are still completely blown away by how exceptional they were! The dance floor was packed the entire night, and so many guests came up to us that night and the next day saying how amazing the band was. The rocked every song and had... Read More all of our guests moving and having an amazing time. We also used their musicians for our ceremony music and cocktail hour (bluegrass trio), and they were perfect for those too. Melanie was a dream to work with, and made it all so easy and painless. I would book them again in a heartbeat and you should too!

Reviewed on 9/25/2016 Nina G

Melanie and the rest of Mixtape completely stole the show at our wedding! From the moment we met the band at one of their NYC performances, we fell in love and knew we had to book them for our wedding. Melanie was so easy to work with and we felt completely confident in her. She... Read More was the easiest wedding "vendor" to work with by far. At our wedding, they nailed the ceremonial songs and played awesome, fun songs for the reception. The dance floor was consistently full, which is of course the goal for your wedding. My dad even missed our wedding dessert AND photo booth because he was too busy dancing!! During the wedding numerous people came up to me to ask "where did you find this band?!" I honestly hope I have a reason to work with them or see them perform again soon. You will be so thankful you booked them, trust me!!

Reviewed on 9/05/2016 Cheryl N

Lauren and the rest of MIXTAPE were absolutely AMAZING. Now that the dust is starting to settle over the magic that happened, my wife and I both keep finding ourselves reliving the music, and especially the dance party. Everyone -- from my grandmother who can't stop talking... Read More about her special dance -- to our parents and siblings to our friends -- everyone is stopping us in our tracks to exclaim how amazing the band was. The dance floor was packed from beginning to end, and my grandma pulled up a rocking chair and held court in the back corner of the dance floor just so she could listen and enjoy the music, well past her bedtime. Nobody, especially us, wanted it to end! Though we coordinated with the band's leader, Melanie, she was already booked for another show that night, but in her place she sent the other half of the band, who were all OUTSTANDING. We were beyond thrilled to have Lauren and the other 7 crazy talented band members make the trek up to our summer camp wedding in the Berkshires. We could not have been happier, and the magic of the evening is all thanks to them. We can't recommend them enough and will be trying to get on the invite list for all future MIXTAPE weddings!

Reviewed on 7/11/2016

We love Mixtape!!! Melanie and her band absolutely KILLED our reception and their performance is the number one thing our guests have complimented us on since the wedding. They have such a wide repertoire and we loved that we got to choose our "must play songs" from their song... Read More list. They also learned two songs we requested just for our wedding! Melanie is also amazing - both as a band leader and person. We had a great time hanging out with her when we met to discuss our wedding, and at the actual wedding! Book them - you won't regret it!!

Reviewed on 6/09/2016 Kim W

Mel and Mixtape are incredible in every way. Music was very important to our wedding. We wanted a band that would play our favorite music, but also appeal to the older crowd as well with classics and some Top 40. It felt like every single person at the wedding came up to us... Read More and said something along the lines of “This band is amazing!,” or “Where did you find these guys?!” We were getting calls/texts/emails days later commenting on how awesome the music was. They learned “All Your Favorite Bands” by Dawes and “Now and Forever” by Carole King for us and absolutely nailed both. Additionally, when you hire Mixtape, it makes the wedding planning process about 100x easier. Mel is an absolute professional and just fantastic overall human being. In addition to getting an insanely talented musician, you’re also getting a wedding planning expert. She had every single detail accounted for, including many things we ourselves had not thought of – she doesn’t miss a beat. We were very grateful for her knowledge, experience, and professionalism. Our family and friends also raved about how great she was with all introductions/announcements throughout the evening. We cannot recommend them enough, and are extremely thankful to them for making our wedding so awesome.

Reviewed on 3/18/2016

We were so happy that Mixtape were the band for our wedding. Every single person that attended was on their feed dancing, they knew exactly what songs to get everyone moving. Melanie was really easy to work with and had everything perfect on the night. Couldn't recommend them... Read More highly enough to any music snob!

Reviewed on 10/30/2015

Stop reading this review and go book MIXTAPE already!!! They were the highlight of the night at our wedding at the Wythe Hotel on September 6th 2015 and people are still talking about them almost 2 months later. We wanted to avoid the traditional cheesy wedding band but also... Read More didn't want to pick one that our parents and older guests might not necessarily appreciate. We didn't get the chance to see MIXTAPE perform before we booked but any fears we had were eliminated as soon as they took to the stage and every single guest was on the dance floor - where they remained for the entire night. Melanie was an absolute pleasure to work with in the run-up to the wedding and easily accommodated our various requests along the way without hesitation. A couple of months before the big day we were presented with a list of their extensive and varied repertoire from which we highlighted our favorite songs - many of which other wedding bands would never dream of performing. They curated an incredible set, performed with incredible energy, learned Ed Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud' for our first dance and put on a classic Hora. We cannot thank Melanie and the band enough for making our wedding such an incredible and FUN night. After you've booked them - please invite us to your wedding so we can see MIXTAPE perform one more time!!!

Reviewed on 10/28/2015 Allison F

I cannot say enough fantastic things about Mixtape - they are truly incredible. Book them, and book them immediately - you will not be disappointed, in any way! From the moment we met Melanie, we were sold on Mixtape - she is fabulous, a great businessperson and a phenomenal... Read More musician, with a true passion for what she does. And, that really embodies the band - all of the musicians in the band are incredibly talented and versatile (they played a mix of jazz standards and cover songs/party music at our wedding), and they bring a fantastic energy to the room. From the moment we did our first dance, the dance floor was packed thereafter for the entire rest of the night. Melanie and the band very graciously accommodated our special requests of "Our Love is Here to Stay" and "Shout", and they absolutely knocked it out of the park on both renditions. If I ever have another reason to throw a big party, Mixtape will be my first call.

Reviewed on 10/21/2015 Lara G

My husband and I got married on Sept 4th, 2015 at The Metropolitan Building in Long Island City. Do not hesitate for a moment to book this band, you will not be disappointed. Right from the beginning Melanie was super accommodating and communicative, she was willing to work... Read More with what both my husband and I wanted for our wedding. MIXTAPE is like having your own private concert, you get to choose from their amazing repertoire what you would like them to play and they play it AMAZINGLY. I'm going to share two experiences with you, 1. While myself, bridesmaids and those involved in the processional were waiting, just seconds before the ceremony started, MIXTAPE began playing music as guests were finding their seats, and all of a sudden they played The Smiths "There is a Light That Never Goes Out" what they didn't know is that is one of my favorite songs which holds many memories for me, and now it holds an even deeper one. We were all dancing and lip singing to the song seconds before I said I DO. 2. "Easy Lover" by Phil Collins was the first song they played during dinner which got everyone out of their seats and to the dance floor, I mean EVERYONE was up dancing, young and old. We got so many rave reviews about the band. I would re do our wedding 20 times over choosing MIXTAPE every time.

Reviewed on 7/14/2015

My wife and I got married in BK just over 5 months ago and are so happy we chose The Mixtapes as our band. We were looking for a balance of new music as well as something the older generation would enjoy and they nailed it. We had over 225 people and they really got the whole... Read More room on the dance floor. We knew from hearing them play before our wedding day that they could play the newer stuff that we preferred but were so happy to hear them nail every song our parents knew as well. Also, they managed when to play the types of songs well, like keeping Teen Spirit until later. The other thing that really stood out for us was how user friendly they were. We asked if they could play a few songs they didn't know and they were able to do so for a couple on really short notice. They also handled the speeches, processional music and crowd really well. We can't express anymore how amazing they were and even 5 months after we still get comments about the band and the party.

Reviewed on 7/08/2015

Where to begin! We had an amazing time with Mixtape as our Wedding Band. First, the entire booking process was so easy. We emailed with Melanie a few times, then met her before putting the deposit down. They also play at a lot of local venues, but happened to be booked up... Read More during that time period. When we did finally see them at the Bell House, we knew immediately we made the right choice. We have yet to see a band match the energy that Mixtape has, and we've been to a LOT of weddings. They were completely amenable to what we wanted to do. They even learned "Domino" by Van Morrison and "All these things that I've done" by the Killers for us. Both are two of our favs, and it really made the day complete. Unlike with a lot of the wedding band companies, we actually knew who was going to show up on our wedding day. Every single person that we've spoken to after the wedding has said "the reception was fun, that band was AMAZING." We both have them penciled in for another event later in life when we can actually focus on the music!

Reviewed on 5/27/2015 Shirzad K

MIXTAPE rocked our wedding!! I couldn't possibly gush more about how amazing they were. They learned some of the most difficult arrangements to cover just for us and nailed them perfectly. EVERYONE was talking about how great they were and how much fun everyone had because of... Read More the band. Mel is a superb lead vocalist and everyone in the band is extraordinarily talented. As a ten piece no other wedding band can touch them.

Best Wedding Band. Hands Down.

Reviewed on 12/30/2014 Lauren B

My husband and I had two priorities for our wedding: the food and the music. After seeing Mixtape at a wedding band show in BK, we knew they had to play our wedding. Melanie and team were a pleasure to work with, from start to finish. She attended to every ask, and helped nail... Read More down every detail from start to finish for our big day. They learned a new song for our wedding dance, and did such an amazing job it floored us. So many of our guests commented on how incredible Mixtape was, and specifically how amazing Melanie's voice is. The dance floor was hopping for the entire reception. We couldn't have asked for a better band or experience working with Mixtape.

Perfect Choice

Reviewed on 10/29/2014 Jenna B

While typical wedding bands focus in on the standards and the current radio hits, Mixtape had a huge assortment of different kinds of songs it made it difficult to cut down! They did such a great job, all of the guests were raving. They even learned songs that they didn't have... Read More on their lists for us so we could have our first dance/parents dance done by them as well. Really glad we picked them!

The Best Wedding Band Ever!

Reviewed on 10/14/2014 Tricia J

I got married this August and Mixtape was my favorite part of the entire wedding...besides getting married of course! :) From the start of the process, Melanie was professional, accommodating, and sweet. I had a long list of songs I wanted them to play, and she did such a... Read More good job of accommodating my list while also letting me know which songs would work and which would not. She and her band even learned our first dance song, recorded it beforehand, and sent it to us so that we could practice our first dance with their version. So amazing! She and each member of Mixtape was so talented. It felt like an intimate, personal show by our favorite band.They played our favorite songs but also made sure that people of all ages had songs they identified with. They got everyone up and dancing. They also rocked the blue-grass cocktail hour. I wish I was able to see more of it.

Best Band Ever

Reviewed on 10/14/2014 Michelina D

I've always believed that music is the number one most important aspect of a wedding reception, and that music can truly make or break it. That said, I am thrilled that we hired Mixtape to play at our wedding (both the ceremony and the reception.) Each musician was amazingly... Read More talented and professional. The band coordinator was spot-on and super helpful. When planning my wedding my ideal hope was for my guests to be up and dancing all night, and because of Mixtape, my wedding was exactly that. Mixtape's repertoire was vast - they play all the music that you actually want to hear and dance to. The ceremony music was simple and beautiful and exactly what I had envisioned. I cannot be more thankful to have had Mixtape as part of our wedding day. I recommend them 1000 times over.

Amazing wedding band

Reviewed on 10/11/2014 Juliana C

Mixtape played at our backyward wedding in CT last month, and I cannot say enough good things about them. We wanted a band that would play the music we actually listen to, as well as a bunch of fun dance songs that everyone would know and enjoy. Their repertoire is incredible,... Read More and Melanie did a great job of taking our preferences and creating a playlist that would keep the dance party going strong all night (seriously, I probably neglected a few too many guests because I was too busy on the dance floor - and so were they!). It was fun to see my relatives singing along to both "You Can Call Me Al" and "Lonely Boy." One guest couldn't get over his excitement that "Heads Will Roll" was played at a wedding. Guests old and young also enjoyed slow-dancing to songs like "Your Song" and "God Only Knows." Mixtape's energy and talent was amazing, and people commented on it all night and in the weeks since. Mixtape also played beautiful instrumental music for our ceremony and some really great jazz for our cocktail hour. They are just so talented. And Melanie was an absolute pleasure to work with through the whole planning process, and a tremendous help on the day itself. She was flexible about logistical changes (parking issues, last-minute rain) and I'm sure she did way more behind the scenes than I even realized, because everything looked totally smooth on my end. I really hope my engaged friends book Mixtape for their weddings so I can enjoy their performance again!!

The best part of our wedding!

Reviewed on 8/26/2014

After our wedding, I told Melanie (the frontmistress of this incredible band) that other than the whole getting-married-to-our-best friend-in-the-presence-of-everyone-we-love bit, their band was the most noteworthy aspect of an already mind-blowing day. Numerous people told us... Read More that thanks to Mixtape, our wedding was the best one they'd ever attended, and many others immediately hit us up for their contact details so they could hire them too. Hopefully this serves as proof that our hiring of Mixtape made our wedding was one of the soundest decisions we made about the Big Day. Having the talented people behind Mixtape and their incredible, organic energy at our event was the X factor that made it unforgettable - and I know everyone in the room felt that to be true when Mixtape took the stage. Hire them now!


Reviewed on 6/26/2014

My now husband and I became smitten with Mixtape at our friends wedding 2 years ago. We got their business card before we even had a date set knowing we needed them to play our wedding as well. Best choice we could've made. We got lucky and all our choices turned out great... Read More (venue, photog, etc) but everyone knows it's the music that brings it all together. And these guys are amazing. We felt an immediate connection working with Melanie and corresponding back and forth - she made all the 'business' super easy. They also have a kick-ass repertoire and were very open to learning the couple songs we needed to have at our wedding and weren't on the list. And brought the house down with every single one. On the day of the wedding, Melanie and the guys took care of everything and Danny and I didn't need to think of a thing. It was perfect.

The perfect band!

Reviewed on 6/24/2014 Kim E

I wish I could give MIXTAPE 10 stars since they were just that good. From start to finish, I cannot recommend MIXTAPE highly enough. Great service, super nice band members, easy to work with, responsive to emails, laid back...and fantastic music! MIXTAPE has an extensive and... Read More eclectic library of songs to choose from...we were sold the second we saw that they played some Pixies songs. Melanie was a huge help as we planned the evening and selected songs...we knew we were in good hands from our first interaction with her. And we couldn't have made a better choice. My husband and I danced the night away to a fantastic mix of indie, classic rock, and 80s favorites--truly one of the highlights of our wedding. All of our guests raved and raved about how good the band was and chanted "one more song, one more song" at the end of the evening. The perfect band for the perfect evening!

absolutely made the reception

Reviewed on 2/03/2014 Amanda P

My mom was insistent that a live band would make a huge difference for the wedding, so I asked if she could be in charge of picking one. She was frustrated with the cheesiness of everything she found, until she stumbled upon Mixtape. I was skeptical that the band mattered that... Read More much, but grateful that she was willing to help out so much, and so we picked Mixtape. I danced more than I have since college, my husband, not a huge dancer, danced almost the entire reception, and when the night had to come to an end at long last, my college friends (in their somewhat tipsy state) tried to take up a collection, including but not limited to earrings and cash, to offer the band to play longer. The next morning at brunch, everyone mentioned how wonderful the band was. What made the band even more special were the personal touches. For example, when I'd checked the songs we'd like to hear, I mentioned one being my husband's favorite. Melanie made sure to announce that and be sure he was on the dance floor before the song started. I picked "January Wedding" as a song, thinking that because we, too, were having a winter wedding, it would be good to hear. Melanie, changed the lyrics to "February" (something I'd long thought would be cute, but had been shy to ask about), and the entire party danced to the song. I looked over to see couples of all ages in each other's arms. This was one of my favorite moments of the night. On top of it all, Melanie and the rest of the band were personable, friendly, and very professional. I cannot recommend Mixtape highly enough.

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