Details

Instruments

Flute, Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion, Saxophone, Vocals

Music Genres

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

Wedding Activities

After Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Reception, Wedding

Wedding Categories

Live Music, Recorded Music, Sound Equipment, Music

Awards
Bow2015
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Contact Info

Address
Charleston, SC (864) 356-5127
WEBSITE

Reviewed on 10/28/2016 Anna Kate S

These guys are amazing. We booked them for our wedding at Alhambra Hall this past June and it was so much fun! Michael is so easy to work with and literally goes above and beyond for his clients. I would highly recommend these guys!! They are wonderful.


Reviewed on 8/22/2016

What a fantastic band! We had PV for our wedding at the Francis Marion hotel on 8/13/2016. The band was SO MUCH FUN, and kept everyone on the dance floor all night long! Michael was great about responding to any questions I had prior to the wedding day. I would definitely book... Read More them over and over again if I could!


Reviewed on 10/28/2015

Permanent Vacation was ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! They had everyone (young and old) on the dance floor the entire time! They played such a great variety and exactly what the bride and groom requested! The best wedding band ever! I wish I could rate them 10 stars!


Reviewed on 10/28/2015 Elizabeth P

There are not enough stars here to describe how wonderful Michael (lead singer) and Permanent Vacation are! The absolute best decision made for our wedding last weekend. Only regret I have is not being able to be on the dance floor more! One of the easiest vendors to work with... Read More and well worth every penny! One of my bridesmaids has PV as their wedding band in a few months - I cannot wait! Thank you from one happy Bride!


Permanent Vacation made our wedding so much fun!

Reviewed on 10/27/2015 Christa B

Permanent Vacation, Thank y'all for giving us and our guests a night we will never forget!! We had so much fun and had people coming up to us all night to let us know how awesome y'all were! We cannot thank y'all enough!! The music was great, exactly what we discussed... Read More and our guests loved the variety. They ran the music for our ceremony by supplying speakers, provided mics for the officiant and groom and played a play list provided by the bride. They also played a playlist supplied by the bride for the cocktail hour and then played live for our 4 hour reception. They were more amazing than we ever could have imagined and made the groom and I feel so important and that our wedding was one of a kind. We would HIGHLY recommend them to any couple looking for a night full of dancing and good music.


Best of the Best!

Reviewed on 10/25/2015 Allison F

What can I say about Permanent Vacation that hasn't already been said?! They are the BEST wedding band in Charleston and really know how to work the crowd! They have been doing this for years and you can absolutely tell through every step of the process. They make the effort to... Read More get to know you beforehand and what it is you are looking for at your wedding. Then they actually make it happen! Whether it's learning your first dance song (which they happily did for us!) or announcing your wedding party, they do it all! And they are seriously the most FUN band around. I had one guest tell me that she typically is skeptical of wedding bands and prefers DJ's, but that Permanent Vacation was the best wedding band she'd ever seen! So if you want your guests to really get down and have a fun and memorable wedding, you won't think twice... go with PV!


Reviewed on 10/22/2015 Greta H

Permanent Vacation is the best band, ever!! Plain and simple... Nothing more to say.. But I will. They were our wedding band and have seen them at 10-15 other everts and it gets better everytime..except for our big day--we still think that takes the cake. (Pun intended).... Read More Anyone looking for a band that's gonna make the night 10 times better.. Go with P-Vacay!!


Reviewed on 6/14/2015 Emily W

Well, we pretty much had the best wedding band EVER! Permanent Vacation was incredible. They are amazingly talented, highly energetic, and enabled us to have a phenomenal reception! We have received countless compliments and rave reviews... Guests of all ages had a blast! They... Read More play classics and current hits... They get the party started and keep it going! I am beyond pleased with our decision to have Permanent Vacation as part of our day! I would recommend them to anyone looking to have a memorable and amazingly fun event!!


Best Band Ever!

Reviewed on 10/18/2014 Alyssa B

We booked Permanent Vacation for our destination wedding over a year in advance and they came highly recommended. We just had our wedding last week and they were fabulous! Their set list was great and our guests of all ages couldn't stop raving about them. They performed our... Read More father/daughter song live which was simply beautiful. They really got the crowd up and dancing and I didn't stop dancing the whole night. They were great to work with and very quick with responses. They really tailored our wedding to our personal style which was great. We cant wait to get back down to SC to see them again, they were fantastic! The best band ever! Thanks so much guys! A. Michalski


You will need new dancing shoes....

Reviewed on 9/26/2014 Rebecca G

I would highly recommend Permanent Vacation as a Wedding Band or a Band for Any Occasion! They are professional, experienced, talented, easy to work with, friendly, fun and most importantly, they have the supreme ability to keep everyone on the dance floor! I have been... Read More seeing this band play for over 10 years and they have always entertained. They have a wide arrangement of music that was great for people of all ages. If you want to have a memorable wedding for you and your guests, I cannot recommend a better band. It has been almost a year since our wedding and people are still talking about how much fun the Band was.


YOU HAVE TO BOOK THIS BAND....They are the BEST!!!

Reviewed on 9/25/2014 Katie R

My reception wouldn't have been as amazing as it was without Permanent Vacation!!! They are such an incredible band and so much fun!! All of my wedding guests had a blast and they really do a great job of involving the crowd and getting everyone on the dance floor. My guests... Read More were talking about Permanent Vacation for weeks after my wedding :) They are also really flexible with their playlists and willing to learn song requests from the bride and groom if they have a favorite that is not currently on their playlist. Truly an amazing band, they are talented, fun and an awesome group of guys!! You would be missing out if you don't book this band!


Book them! These guys are the BEST!

Reviewed on 9/22/2014 Ashleigh S

PV played at our wedding reception at the Historic Rice Mill, and we couldn't be happier. They were super nice, engaging, responsive, easy to work with, and reasonably priced. Great sound and great musicians. They played a wide variety of music and made the reception fun for... Read More guests of all ages. Book them! You will not be disappointed!


My dream reception!

Reviewed on 7/29/2014

I cannot thank the band members of Permanent Vacation enough for the best wedding music ever! From the moment the music started til the very end of our magical wedding night, our guests were rockin' the dance floor...including myself (and I am not a dancer!). Permanent... Read More Vacation helped turn our wedding reception into my dream reception...I wanted a big party, lots of fun and dancing and that is just what we got! All night long our guests told us what a great band we had...in fact, when I talk with folks who were at the reception, they still mention what a super band we had playing at the wedding reception. I felt as though the band wanted to make my wedding reception just as special as I did! Months before the wedding we were contacted by the band with questions about the types of music we wanted to have played...as well as what we did not want to have played. The band kept in touch with me right up to the wedding day...it was very comforting - I never worried about one of the biggest pieces of the wedding! From now on, any band I hear at a wedding reception or out in the community, will be compared to Permanent Vacation! Thank you again and again Permanent Vacation!!


Great Shag Band!

Reviewed on 7/21/2014 Kirsten H

Permanent Vacation played at our wedding on May 31st and they were amazing! They tailor their extensive song list to the specific set that you and your guests would enjoy. The band was originally booked for the date of our wedding but when those plans changed, they reached out... Read More to me personally to notify me of the change. They were even willing to travel to Columbia when they usually play around the Charleston area. We were so happy they were available because the music really made the reception! Everyone loved the music and they were great at interacting with guests. Best piece of advice - BOOK EARLY because they get booked quickly!


best out there

Reviewed on 5/18/2014 Parrish W

They came recommended to me by a family member that had seen them out at other events. I wasn't sure how everything would be but I am SO HAPPY that we went with them. They are the best wedding band I have ever heard! Everybody in the band was very nice and they had a great... Read More energy. They have a great variety of music (which was all exactly what I wanted) and they made sure that everything was how I visioned it. They were interactive and just FUN! I haven't seen so many people up and dancing at a wedding in a long time. THANK YOU!


Great Wedding Band! So Fun!

Reviewed on 5/12/2014

We thoroughly enjoyed the band Permanent Vacation! They have a great vibe for wedding events and were very easy to work with. I highly recommend them!


Best Band in Charleston

Reviewed on 3/26/2014

Permanent Vacation was our wedding band on March 8th, 2014. They were amazing! Not only did they rock out, but they kept all the guests entertained! They were excellent at keeping the reception flowing -- there was never a dull moment! The band's cover of each song is unique yet... Read More spot-on! The band was a vital part of our reception, and I would recommend them to any couple looking to make their reception an absolute blast!


Man, Did We Get Lucky!!!

Reviewed on 3/08/2014

Having no experience with bands, we chose Permanent Vacation for our daughter's wedding just on their reviews, but quickly realized we had made the perfect choice! Working with these guys was pure pleasure. They stay in close touch, ask your opinion on any decision, give you... Read More the most personalized evening anyone could expect. And then there's the talent!! Their sound was just what we asked for. A balanced mixture of beach, pop and current music. Can't say enough about the wonderful time had by all. To really put this in perspective, we told the band, based on the extraordinary performance they gave us, that they didn't charge enough!! Now that's a true compliment coming from the bride's parents! You can't go wrong, for any event, with Permanent Vacation. They have our most sincere "Thank You" and our highest recommendation!


Great fun!

Reviewed on 12/27/2013 Deitra G

Permanent Vacation added so much fun to our reception! They were great and our guests loved them. Our guests are still talking about how much fun our wedding was 6 weeks after!


Permanent Vacation- Awesome Wedding Band!

Reviewed on 10/07/2013 Ashley T

Permanent Vacation was the band that played at our wedding just a couple of weeks ago. I could not have picked a better group to play on our big day! They played just what we wanted and more. They kept us and our guests on the floor all night and even incorporated us and the... Read More guests in their music. I can't get enough compliments from our guets since that day and I owe it all to this group. They truly love and enjoy what they are doing. Permanent Vacation is the Best Wedding Band out there.


A month out and still being talked about!

Reviewed on 10/03/2013 Andrea K

I got a warm and fuzzy feeling about these guys from the moment I spoke with the lead singer Michael on the phone and my instincts were right! They were just as awesome as they proved to sound over the phone. I got married in Hilton Head and was planning my wedding as a... Read More destination from Atlanta. Music was important to me and all I had to go by was the way they sounded online and recommendations since I was unable to hear them live beforehand. They were AWESOME and my friends and family are still talking about how amazing they were.... My wedding was a month ago! My feet hurt from dancing for 3 days and they even had the baptists up and dancing! :)I highly recommend these guys. Look no further. This is your band!


Seriously...THE BEST WEDDING BAND EVER!

Reviewed on 8/20/2013 Travis R

When my wife and I decided to get married in Charleston SC we knew one of two things MUST be accomplished. Where will it be...and who will be playing. We had our wedding at Alhambra Hall in Mount Pleasant SC so that was one check off our list and the next check was booking... Read More Permanent Vacation. My wife and I are really into music...fun music...and when I saw this bands song list I couldn't help myself by immediately signing off on almost every song. Unfortunately these guys can't play all 150+ songs on their list for one wedding but they played every single song we requested off their list. HOWEVER, this is where I think they deserve a 6th star if I could apply one. In their contract it mentions that they will try and learn a song should we really have one that's not on their approved song list so my wife and I thought long and hard to pick one...however we couldn't pick just one...we picked 3 and told them to pick one and learn it and my wife and I would be graciously surprised. Well get this, they learned ALL THREE!! They even learned a song with an instrument that they never played with...a banjo... Who does that? First, these guys are very popular in SC and play all the time so who has time to learn not one but THREE songs. And second, who has the time to actually learn a new instrument just for us?? Apparently they do!!! They rocked it...they kept everyone dancing, entertained, engaged and sweaty from all the dancing. I even had guests come up to me and say..."where did you find these guys?... They are AWESOME!" I knew this day was going to be one I'll never forget and all I can say is that these guys took the time and made sure everyone else wouldn't forget it either. Mike, Paul and all the other guys...thank you so much! Thank you for making this day unforgettable. Rock on! -Travis & Katie 7/20/13


The Ultimate Crowd Pleasers!

Reviewed on 8/15/2013 Megan W

I would like to sincerely thank Permanent Vacation for performing at my wedding! Not only did they have to travel a little outside of the Charleston area to Pawleys Island, but they did it with no questions asked! All of our guests danced the entire night and packed the dance... Read More floor thanks to their upbeat attitude and wonderful music! All of our guests have commented on what a remarkable band we had hired for the occasion and said it was by far the best wedding band they have ever heard. These guys are truly great and even played through one of their breaks because they were having such a good time with the crowd! One of the highlights for my husband and I were how they allowed all of the bridesmaids and groomsmen on stage to sing along with them. I even got to go back up on stage with my mom during our favorite song and I've never seen a band allow this at a wedding before! Truly something special with great pictures to prove it! I would highly recommend you use Permanent Vacation for your upcoming event because of their high-energy, passion for music, and how they interact with the crowd. They were also very professional and timely when communicating about the occasion. Can't wait to see PV perform again!


BEST TIME EVER!!!

Reviewed on 8/04/2013 Leslie R

Permanent Vacation was the BEST band we could have ever asked at our wedding!! The dance floor was LITERALLY overflowing with everyone dancing!! We extended the reception another hour because everyone was having such an AWESOME time and wouldn't stop dancing!! All the band... Read More members were amazing--super professional, laid back, nice, genuine, fun, all around awesome guys. They played everything we wanted to hear and MORE to keep the party rolling! SO. MUCH. FUN. Highly recommend these great guys and will definitely be out around in Charleston to see them again!!!


Lifetime fans of PV

Reviewed on 7/31/2013

We've enjoyed the sounds of Permanent Vacation for years as we've heard them at countless events in and around Charleston, SC so it was a no-brainer that we would invite them to play on our big day. PV did an amazing job engaging our wedding guests, filling the dance floor song... Read More after song, and making our wedding reception the greatest party! We literally had a full dance floor all night long and I distinctly remember hearing several guests raving about the music as we were leaving - people still talk about what an awesome party it was and I know that was a direct result of the band and their involvement with our guests. If you are looking to find a high-energy, people-pleasing group of talented musicians who are very keenly in tune with making your wedding reception exactly what you've dreamed of, then look no further and hurry to book Permanent Vacation. They created memories for us that we will carry forever (even as recently as a Charleston vacation where we set out to enjoy them at a local venue and were able to have a special dance to "our song" with "our band"). Thank you to Michael Ruthsatz for being so great to work with and all the band members for sharing their incredible talents!!


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