In my opinion, there is nothing more important than having a great live band at a wedding if you want to throw a great party for your family and friends. So when my fiancé (at the time) asked me to find a wedding band for our September 2016 No...
rth Lake Tahoe wedding, I felt a lot of pressure to find the perfect band that would help make our wedding reception the best night (and party) of our lives. I've been to a couple weddings where the band was terrible, and it really put a damper on an otherwise great evening, and I was resolved to not let this happen to our wedding..
Thank God we found Retro Jukebox Band (RJB)! I can't remember exactly how I came across them - I looked at so many sites and bands - but I am so glad I did. I can't begin to express how great Geechi, John and the rest of the crew were to work with and how they truly made our special night the best of our lives. They played "What a Wonderful World" and "La Vie en Rose" during our ceremony, which were so beautifully played and sung. They played the perfect background jazz music for our cocktail hour and dinner. And most importantly, they kept the dance floor full all night, starting with all the Motown hits (our favorite) and on to Prince and Michael Jackson. They can play anything and everything and they play it all so well! After their set was done, they seamlessly transitioned to DJ mode and kept the party going. No one wanted to leave the dance floor when the night was over.
After initally finding RJB, I reached out to them and was cordially invited to check out one of their gigs at the Birdland Jazzista in Oakland, CA. As it turned out, it was basically a private show for my fiancé and I! As soon as they started playing, I knew they were the right band for our wedding. I instantly found them to be the type of band that gets your foot tapping and makes you want to get up and dance - even without a single drop of alcohol in you - ha! We had only intended to stay for a few songs just to check them out but ended up staying for a couple hours for their entire gig because we were having such a great time and were enjoying their music so much. It was a no brainer - they were hired! Plus, we got a chance to get to know Geechi, John and their bandmates during their breaks. They are the coolest, nicest guys you'd ever want to meet - just the kind of people you'd want to have be a part of your special day!
As for the planning and logistics leading up to our wedding, they are SO easy to work with and were a true bright spot for us among a lot of other vendors that were really difficult to deal with. They are super flexible with their playlist and will play exactly what you want them to play in the order you want them to play it or they can just freestyle and work the crowd. They are all about the customer and will do whatever it takes to make your day special - exactly what you want on your big day. We also found their fees to be very reasonable compared to other bands we talked to. RJB was the MVP of our whole wedding!
Just writing this review brings back so many good memories - I wish we could do that night all over again. If you're looking for an awesome live band for your wedding and want a night that you'll never forget, do yourself a favor and hire Retro Jukebox Band! You won't regret it!!
And feel free to ask Geechi to put you in touch with me - as you can tell, I can go on an on about how great these guys are!