I personally guarantee you that this is the best group you can possibly hire to be your wedding band. This group is the best there is. I'll break up my review (which you should read closely if you're considering Ring of Music for your wedding b...
and) into two parts: 1) the band/music/sound itself and 2) everything else.
1) There's a certain minimum band quality threshold after which you can choose between several really good options and know that you're going to get a great-sounding band. Of course ROM is way above that threshold...the baseline point I want to make is that they were the best-sounding, highest energy band I've ever seen at a wedding, and that was consistently what friends and family kept saying throughout the night. In my first phone conversation with the owner of ROM, Matt Stedman, I subconsciously brushed off his guarantee that the dance floor would be packed the whole night. Well, after reading the monotonously repetitive online reviews saying "we've never seen such a packed dance floor at a wedding!!!" I am reluctant to say it but I can't resist. I've truly never seen a wedding dance floor look or be that fun the entire time. At one point during the reception, the violinist/fiddler (yes, that's an option, and I highly recommend choosing it) and the guitarist were soloing back and forth during a song and probably 30 people (including my bride and I) stopped dancing and just stared at the band in a state of "wow they're that good." Yep, they really are "that good."
2) Regarding everything else, I can honestly say that if you knocked down the sound quality of the band a few notches, knowing what I know after working with them, I would still pick ROM again because of how great they were to work with. If you choose ROM as your band, you'll spend a lot of time on the phone with the owner, Matt Stedman. Matt is simply elite. He's an expert at his craft, and you will be blown away by how much he genuinely wants you and your loved ones to have the best experience possible at your wedding.
Another thing worth noting: the song list. You may find with wedding bands that you'll get to choose around 10 "must plays" but that, other than that, you're forced to trust the "expertise" of the band to read the room and play the perfect songs to keep the dance floor fun. Of course you hate that design...you should. ROM's design is perfect. You open up a massive well-organized spreadsheet with every song you can think of. You pick 12 "must plays." Then you pick at least 50 (but as many as possible) songs from which the band will curate their setlist. This way, no song will be played that you as the bride & groom didn't choose, guaranteeing that you won't hear a single song you don't like.
Okay, one more main reason why you should choose ROM. AT NO EXTRA COST, you can choose for ROM to be your day-of coordinator. Yes, you read that right. If you simply select the box, ROM will coordinate with all of your vendors weeks in advance and literally be your entire day-of coordinator to ensure that everything with the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception runs smoothly. It was extremely helpful.
Alright, if you're still reading, book with ROM. I was on the fence with a few really high quality bands and I am so glad that we went with ROM. Notice how many 5-star reviews they have compared to the other bands you're looking at...yes, they're that good. I'm proud to join the chorus of insanely high-praising reviews for ROM.