About this Vendor

Young Love & The Thrills Bring It To Another Level

Still booking the winter months 2016!!! This band will make your wedding reception a wedding party!!! Top tier musicianship and powerhouse vocals are only the beginning… The creativity and talent that Young Love & The Thrills bring to their show and to their renditions of songs is unparalleled.

Details

Price Range

$$$ – Moderate

Instruments

Guitar, Harmonica, Keyboard, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Trumpet, Vocals

Music Genres

Dance, Disco, Folk, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Rock, Latin

Wedding Activities

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

Wedding Categories

Live Music, MC Services, Sound Equipment

Awards
Bow2017
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Contact Info

Serving All New England (917) 667-1596
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When your vendors get excited about the band, you know they're something special!

Reviewed on 10/27/2015

Young Love and the Thrills is the best wedding band we—and many of our guests—have ever heard. In fact, we changed our original wedding date in order to book them, which was quite possibly the best wedding-related decision we made. Before our wedding, our photographer got... Read More visibly excited when we told her YLATT was our band, and our venue coordinator told us that the entire wait and kitchen staff (who had seen them play previous weddings) had been stoked all week to see the band again—so much so that one cook, who was on his day off, asked to be Skyped in when the band played his favorite songs! When you hear such high praise coming from seasoned wedding vendors, you know you’re in for something special. Young Love and the Thrills did not disappoint--and even managed to exceed our already incredibly high expectations. After the band’s wonderfully energetic MC declared the party started, the dance floor was packed through the very last song. Our guests are still telling us about how amazing the music was and how much fun they had that night. Andy was a real pleasure to work with and a consummate professional, working with us to make sure the music reflected our tastes and personalities and happily accommodating our requests. The band nailed each of our three song requests, and even surprised us by working our names into one of our favorite dance songs! Outstanding band, fantastic people. We can’t recommend them highly enough!


All around fantastic

Reviewed on 1/15/2014 Jillian M

We got married last summer & were extremely happy with this band. During the planning process they were attentive, responsive & very accommodating with our questions and requests. They learned 2 new songs for us & helped us to outline our music for the evening. They were... Read More available both by email & phone. Prior to the reception, Shannon double checked that she had the order & names of the wedding party correct, prior to announcing them. She was very organized & sensitive to our timings. The band played a soft but upbeat variety of music during speeches & dinner. It was very appropriate for all audiences & allowed people to still enjoy conversation. After dinner is when the party really got started. The variety of music (both old favorites & new pop songs) kept the crowd entertained and on the dance floor all night. The band even tailored one of the songs to include our names – it was very fun. Overall, the biggest compliment that we get from people on our wedding was the music. Our guests had such a great time & it made for a very memorable evening. I recommend this band to friends who are getting married in the future – we were 100% pleased with them.


Reviewed on 11/30/2016 Linda L

Young Love and the Thrills were fantastic!!! My husband and I had a blast -as did our guests!!! Andy was very professional and very accessible. The band members were professional, very fun and extremely talented! The lead singers were singing and dancing among the guests! The... Read More energy was incredible; they had a great repo ire with their audience!! Our friends are still talking about our reception!! Thank you so much for making memories with us!!!


Reviewed on 11/07/2016 Kathryn S

Young Love and the Thrills is Amazing! We spent lot of time looking for the perfect wedding band for our wedding. When we initially saw YLTT we were blown away. They are ridiculously talented and play such a wide variety of music that appeals to all audiences. Leading up to... Read More the wedding, Andy was so great to work with. He was super responsive and helpful. On our wedding day, the band was super professional, energetic, and so much FUN!! They truly made our wedding and had everyone dancing all night long. The music selection appealed to guests of all ages- our guests continue to rave about the band and how much fun they had. We highly recommend them!


Reviewed on 11/02/2016

What can I say about Young Love and the Thrills - they were amazing! The had previsouly played two of my friends weddings so we knew they were great. Working with them directly in the planning of your wedding, showed me they are truly the wedding band to go with in Boston. Andy... Read More is very responsive to the needs of the bride and groom leading up to the ceremony. Their live performance during the cocktail hour and reception is truly top notch. Highly recommended!!


Reviewed on 10/31/2016 Brian F

Young Love and the Thrills is without a doubt the best band that we could have had play at our wedding. We are still getting compliments about how amazing they were from our guests (now 3 months later). I couldn't count how many times we heard people say they were 'the best band... Read More ever'. They were incredible at playing to the crowd and keeping everyone on the dance floor the entire night. They were so great to work with - they made everything so simple without needing to make a ton of decisions while still keeping our specific wants the top priority. The music, energy, and performance were all world-class - they are incredibly talented! Even the wedding coordinator at our venue said they were the most professional and talented band she had ever worked with. We had people staying at the hotel who were trying to sneak in the back of the ballroom to our reception just to hear them! We couldn't say enough to express how happy we were with our choice of YLATT for our wedding - by far the best decision of the night (except for actually getting married, of course!)


Reviewed on 10/31/2016 erica k

There is no better wedding band than Young Love and the Thrills. I've been to a million weddings and not all wedding bands were created equal... or even close to equal. We were super lucky that they were available on our wedding day, and to say that they are professionals is... Read More an understatement. The entire transaction was seamless, starting with inception of the contract. Andy is amazingly easygoing and is always available to answer questions. Their song list is awesome, and they learned 2 songs for us as part of their standard package. Not even Britney Spears could have sang Hit Me Baby One More Time as well as YLATT! This band is easily distinguishable as very talented group of musicians - we heard that over and over again from our guests, some of whom were also professional musicians. Your search is over - book this band if they're available for your date.


Reviewed on 10/31/2016 Haley O

After considering several different wedding bands, Young Love at the Thrills became our absolute #1 choice so we were thrilled that they were available for our June 2016 wedding. From our first interaction with the band to the final song at our reception – we couldn't have been... Read More happier with Young Love and the Thrills! Firstly, working with Andy was a breeze – he was extremely professional, organized, responsive and accommodating throughout the entire process. Most importantly though, the band was INCREDIBLY talented. The band's energy, vocals, instrumentals, and range of songs all exceeded our highest expectations. In addition to nailing the wedding classics, they also played a bunch of fun songs / mashups that you wouldn't typically expect at a wedding reception (in a good way!). Everyone was dancing, singing along and telling us how amazing the band was. We honestly felt like we were at the best concert of our lives! Hiring YLATT was one of the best possible decisions we could have made while planning our wedding, and we would hire them 1,000 times over if we could do it all again!


Reviewed on 10/30/2016 Michelle K

I really cannot say enough about how amazing Young Live and the Thrills was at our wedding! They were our wedding planner's (Natalie from Whim Events) favorite band and we picked these guys from a bunch of options she suggested for us. Initially we liked the wide range of... Read More songs available on their set list - a lot of really great ones- so many we unfortunately didn't have time to hear them all! That is really my only regret about them - that we couldn't have had them play longer! Absolutely everyone was raving about how good they were. We had such a great time dancing to them - they got people old and young on their feet and they were really one of the overall highlights of the evening. I was truly blown away by how good they were. If you can book them and you want to have a fun dance scene at your wedding then you should definitely do it! You will not be sorry! I also recommend getting their horn section! Well worth it!


Reviewed on 10/30/2016 Kevin K

If you are reading this you are probably trying to find a wedding band. Look no further, these guys are all you need. They seriously rock, they know how to read a crowd and they sound awesome. We hired them for our wedding in May of 2016 and we haven't stopped talking about them... Read More since. In fact, we still get comments from our guests about how great they were. Well-rehearsed, professional and accommodating, Andy made sure we had exactly what we needed for our cocktail hour and reception. He communicated often and there were no extra hassles during our planning process. I would highly recommend this band - they are talented, top-rated and just all-around the best.


Reviewed on 10/30/2016 Samuel H

We didn't have a guest who didn't say these guys were amazing. They brought vibrancy, talent and exceptional entertainment to our wedding. Highly, highly recommend.


Reviewed on 10/30/2016 Charlotte D

If you don’t have Young Love and the Thrills (YLATT) as your wedding bad, you are seriously missing out! My husband and I are both musicians, so we really wanted a live band at our wedding. Our initial searches were not all that successful; we kept finding bands that were just... Read More so incredibly corny. Finally, we came across YLATT’s videos online. We were so impressed. Not only do they play a repertoire of fantastic and popular songs from all eras, but they put their own imprint on the song without straying too far from the original. Plus, they are all super-talented musicians. We loved them so much, we hired them based just on their videos (and some email conversations with band leader, Andy). Then, we finally got to see them live at one of their shows in Boston, and we were so excited, because they are so much better live! Their energy during performance cannot be captured on video. During the planning process, Andy was awesome. He answered all of our (many) emails really quickly. My husband and I actually both planned to sing surprise songs to each other at the reception, and he helped us to coordinate that. We had a guitar and bass duo play for our ceremony, which was lovely, and they did a fantastic job with the two songs we asked for. During our reception, the band played the songs for both our Father-Daughter and Mother-Son dances, and they learned the song “Closing Time” for us so we could have it for our last song of the night. Our guests--from age seven to seventy--loved the music, and our dance floor was packed the whole night. YLATT made our wedding a truly fantastic PARTY. So basically, if you want top-notch musicians playing great tunes and making your wedding more fun than you could ever imagine, hire YLATT. They will not disappoint!


Reviewed on 10/28/2016 Lauren S

Young Love and the Thrills put on a great show for our wedding and we couldn’t have asked for a better band! From the lovely music during the ceremony and reception to their amazing performance at the reception, we enjoyed every minute of their music. Their skill, talent, and... Read More experience stood out to us from the time we started planning our wedding through to the songs they played that literally had our family and friends dancing and singing to the end of the night (an even a little longer with an encore song that was special to the groom’s father!). From accommodating special requests for songs that made the night special for our families (a special Guns N’ Roses medley for my dad and a song for the groom and his aunts) to getting out on the dance floor to break it down with our friends in a dance circle, Young Love and the Thrills went above and beyond to make our day perfect.


Reviewed on 10/28/2016 Amanda R

If we could give more than 5 stars to Andy and the band we totally would! They were by far one of our favorite parts of our Wedding Day. I cant say enough wonderful things about them. We had the band play music for our ceremony, cocktail hour and our reception. Our family and... Read More friends raved (and are still raving) about how much fun they had at our wedding thanks to YLATT. They are extremely easy to work with, very accommodating, reliable and always available to chat regarding questions/concerns (quick to answer emails). Their energy is fantastic and they definitely know how to get the crowd off their feet and onto the dance floor. Even guests who are "not dancers'"were on the dance floor all night long. We danced the night away!! We actually danced so much that our feet were sore for days! The band took their breaks at very convenient times during the night and it was hardly noticed because they DJ'd music during those times and guests remained on the dance floor during their breaks. They are not your typical wedding band. Our wedding felt like a private concert! They have a wide variety of songs/genres to choose from and they even personalized some music for us! If you book Young Love and The Thrills you will NOT be disappointed. They were far more than we could have ever asked for. We wish we could have another party just so we could hire them again. Thank you Andy & the entire band for everything! Our reception was one people will remember for years to come thanks to them. This review comes with very HIGH recommendations. Easily one of the best decisions we made for our wedding.


Reviewed on 10/28/2016 Mark C

Easily one of the best decisions we made for our wedding was hiring Young Love and the Thrills as our band. They were recommended to us by a friend who recently had them play at their wedding. We spoke with some other bands, but after a couple of conversations with Andy we... Read More decided they would be the best choice and ended up booking them without hearing them play. We saw them play a couple months later at a bar, and we were thrilled because they absolutely crushed it. Dealing with Andy in the months leading up to the big day was extremely easy and stress free. He was on top of all of the details and got back to us quickly whenever we reached out. We added the horn section, which was somewhat late in the process, but Andy took care of it like it was no big deal. Sidenote: We HIGHLY recommend the horn section, well worth it! They learned our first dance song for us also. We were a little nervous at first because it was a country song, and there was not a lot of country on their song list. Needless to say, we loved the Young Love version better than the original. The emcee skills were on point; David did a great job. Much like you will read in the other reviews, the dance floor was packed all night. They played a great variety of songs (oldies to rap to new stuff) and they are super talented. There really was something for everyone. It really felt like they customized the set for us based on our discussions and taste. The reception went so well that we ended up extending because no one wanted the band to stop playing. People still talk about how great the band was at our wedding. It was certainly the topic of conversation for the rest of the weekend. Also, I think my dad is trying to join the band… We can’t thank Andy and the rest of the band enough for making our day so special. They are extremely talented and very professional. We already have some dates circled on the calendar for their public shows, because all of our friends want to go see them again! We cannot say enough great things about them. Waiting on our friends to get engaged so we can have the Young Love experience all over again!


Reviewed on 10/27/2016 Dianna W

My husband and I cannot say enough wonderful things about YLATT!! First off, they are ridiculously talented. When I was searching for wedding bands online last fall I couldn't help but feel like most here just pretty generic and honestly... pretty cheesy. Not these guys - they... Read More can play EVERY genre of music and they can really please it well! They are truly unique. Our wedding was two weeks ago and we are still getting random texts from people saying how amazing the band was, asking their name, etc. Every single guest was dancing and that's no exaggeration. They have an amazing stage presence and knew how to read the crowd and keep the party going. At the end, all of guests started chanting "one more song! one more song!" as if we were at a legitimate concert - I have never seen that at a wedding before. Amazing! Aside from them being the ABSOLUTE BEST on the actual day of our wedding, they were so so wonderful to work with leading up to the big day. When choosing wedding vendors, it's SO important to pick ones who are reliable, helpful, true professionals and just down right nice people -- YLATT checked all of those boxes and more. We HIGHLY recommend this band!


Reviewed on 10/27/2016 Marc W

YLATT are truly amazing and we can't picture any other band that could've captured everything we wanted for our wedding. My wife and I wanted a band that was capable of playing all of the latest hits, 90s hip hop, Yacht Rock type songs and more and these guys more than... Read More delivered. Andy was super easy to work with and was always available whenever we had any questions. He made the whole process very easy by working with us on what sort of songs we wanted to hear and then he and the band took it from there. We've been hearing nonstop since the wedding how amazing the band was from all of our guests and how they were the best wedding band they had ever heard. Choosing YLATT was one of the best decisions we could've made and anyone else who decides to do the same will absolutely not regret it! Be prepared to be on the dance floor all night long!


Reviewed on 10/27/2016 Lisa C

Young Love & the Thrills were absolutely terrific. Andy was easy to work with and he made himself available for our calls whenever we asked him. The band played our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. They also allowed us to use their microphone and speakers for our officiant... Read More and readers. The band has high energy and they are talented musicians. They know how to work the crowd and the dance floor was full for their entire set. The music sounded phenomenal and the band had everyone dancing all night. They had a wide variety of songs for us to choose from and they played them flawlessly. They were by far the best wedding band we have ever heard and many of our guests echoed the sentiment. A lot our guests asked us where we had found the band and we were more thank happy to tell them. Anyone who hires Young Love & the Thrills will be extremely happy they did. Those who do will have a reception they will remember for a lifetime. This band is simply the best and we could not have been happier with our decision to choose YLATT for the biggest day of our lives!


Reviewed on 10/26/2016 Katie S

Young Love and the Thrills is absolutely fantastic! From the get-go, my now-husband and I agreed that our priority was finding a great wedding band, and we found that and more with YLATT! Countless guests approached us after the night was over to say that YLATT was the best... Read More wedding band they had ever seen. Andy was extremely responsive and professional, easy to work with, and flexible about any details or changes that came up (for example, he and the band graciously provided microphones and sound equipment for our outdoor ceremony at the last minute). We asked them to play our ceremony (guitar), cocktail hour (three-piece), and reception (full band, plus horns) music, and we couldn't have been happier. They have an incredibly large and impressive repertoire of songs, and they're more than willing to adapt their set list to accommodate all different music tastes. They played perfect songs and fantastic medleys and arrangements, and their energy and talent got every last person at the wedding (from the youngest to the oldest) up on their feet and dancing. YLATT is much more than a wedding band; they're real artists who clearly love working together and love what they do. I couldn't possibly recommend them more highly -- they're the best!!!


Reviewed on 10/04/2016 Kristin K

YLATT are terrific! From the very beginning, Andy was very responsive and easy to work with. He even picked up on little comments made during the toasts and worked them into the band's set later on. The band members are truly talented - one of our guests, who is a musician... Read More himself, came over to us during the second song of the evening and commented on how impressed he was with the group. The band brought a great energy to the event. We and our guests had a fabulous time!


Reviewed on 8/18/2016 Beth S

AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING. Every single guest said they are the best band they've ever seen. HIGHLY recommend. My husband and I are in our late 20's and had our friends and family of all ages and music tastes on the dance floor all night. Played everything from current to... Read More classics.


Reviewed on 3/23/2016 Cary I

My husband and I want to thank YLATT a million times over for making our wedding reception the epic dance party it was! They seriously put on a show and we are still hearing about it from our guests. One couple even said they keep watching YouTube clips of YLATT because they're... Read More going through withdrawal! The band performed classical music for our ceremony, jazz during our cocktail hour and a ridiculous mix of phenomenal music during our entire reception that kept pretty much every single guest from age 6 to 82 on the dance floor ALL night. They are seriously talented and NOT your typical cheesy wedding band, and could truly appeal to any crowd. It was so great working with Andy, who was incredibly accommodating and made the entire process so easy. If we could do our wedding all over again, Andy would be the first person we'd call. All of the band members clearly have a great time together and blended perfectly with our guests. Thanks again, YLATT for making our party so legendary!!! You now have 180 new groupies.


Reviewed on 11/15/2015 Katerina K

YLATT are amazing!! I spent the whole night dancing. Each member of YLATT is extremely talented. My guests are still commenting about how good the band was. They played a great variety, and I liked that it felt more like a concert instead of a cheesy wedding band. It was a... Read More pleasure working with them during the wedding planning process - they are professional and responsive and were able to accommodate our requests. I highly recommend this band!!!


Reviewed on 10/31/2015 Allyson D

We couldn't recommend Andy and and the Young Love team more! They were the highlight of our wedding. They were able to get both the young and older guests on the dance floor... keeping them there all night! They have amazing energy and made the entire night super personal. They... Read More aren't a stuffy wedding band, they feel like part of the family! If music is an important part of your big day, Young Love and the Thrills is the perfect choice! The best band ever.


Reviewed on 10/29/2015 Emily C

Young Love and the Thrills was exactly what we were looking for in a band for our wedding. The energy and ease they brought to the event was perfect. From day one until the day of, their flexibility was amazing and calming. They certainly know what they are doing and have a... Read More particularly high level of professionalism. We are so grateful for having them be a part of our special day and our guests felt the same way too. Emily & Santiago Bristol, RI 9-5-15


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Meet The Owner

Andy Wesby

Hi, I'm Andy! I think that being an actual member of the band makes a huge difference when it comes to working with us. I’m not some sweaty guy in an office sending out a league of mercenary-musicians just so I can collect 20%. This is my family… Young Love are the brothers (and sister) I never had. We try to make each show a true experience and to stay true to the passion that got us into this in the first place. I can promise the most energetic show, the most unique repertoire, the most skilled musicians, and a process so organized you'd think you were working with a wedding planner.