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Researching wedding bands for your reception can be a daunting task. Mole Street Artists are here to help cut through the red tape. Check out our list of some of the best wedding bands in Philadelphia.
The 7 Best Weddings Bands in Philadelphia:
From Top 40 to classic covers, Blues Junior is a band that excites the party with a unique blend of soul, blues, R&B, funk and rock. This party band approaches originals and covers with an enthusiasm that’s all their own. Book Blues Junior for a more laid back approach to cocktail hour followed by a high energy set that is sure to keep the crowd dancing all night long. The band’s members regularly perform on the club and Festival circuit, as well as private parties and corporate events from Philadelphia to New York City and beyond.
“Blues Junior played at my daughter’s wedding in our backyard in October 2015. To say that they were fantastic would be an understatement. As a lifelong music aficionado, I really appreciated the quality of the musicians playing and the terrific vocals. The sound system as well was spot on – clear, clean sound – not too loud — Perfect. Brian’s set lists reflected the input of the bride and groom and their performance was superb. Virtually every guest raved about the music, which really set the tone for a fabulous evening. I would highly recommend Blues Junior. They totally rocked the house!” -Stephen
Eddie Bruce Experience
Eddie Bruce’s great band, now known as The Eddie Bruce Experience since joining the BVTLive team, is a Philadelphia Institution. Performing for thousands of wonderful parties and galas for over 35 years, this Philadelphia based wedding and dance band has pleased audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Eddie Bruce and his band have performed at almost every major Gala in the area, including The World Premiere opening of the Kimmel Center, the renowned Academy Ball as well as the Rittenhouse Ball on the Square. This versatile ensemble is able to move from musical genre to genre with ease from the society two-beat to the most contemporary Top 40 with great authenticity.
“Eddie and the band were absolutely incredible at our wedding! Every single band member was incredibly strong and they know exactly what to play and when to play it! They also did a great job of learning special songs for our parent dances and helping organize the entire night. You cannot go wrong with Eddie Bruce Orchestra! I’ll definitely book them for any time I need a band in the future.” -Julia
York Street Hustle
Ten musicians strong, The York Street Hustle commands the crowd with classic sounds of the 1960s that are reinvigorated, reenergized and reborn. This band’s signature sound permeates through vintage tube amps and gear, giving new life to this nostalgic art form. This is not your typical Motown wedding band. With grit, sweat, and attention to detail, The York Street Hustle is the Northeast’s premier 10-piece 1960s soul tribute. The York Street Hustle repeatedly sell outs WXPN’s World Cafe Live Philadelphia venue. Their repertoire now spans well over 70 songs including more than a decade worth of Detroit, Memphis and Chicago soul.
“York Street Hustle is amazing! I’ve hired this band twice, once for my wedding and again for my 40th birthday celebration event. These young artists have the energy to engage your guests, the professionalism that you can rely upon, and the chops that will have your guests saying “they sound just like the record!”. At both my events they even let me sing on stage with them, they made me feel welcomed and confident…I had the time of my life. I love Motown and these guys nail it every time. The singers are amazing, the horns are that extra special something, and the band is tight as can be. Everyone at your event, no matter what age, will love the music! All of this and they are affordable too. Seriously, York Street Hustle can’t be beat…they are THE BEAT!” -Christina
Don Eaton Band
The Don Eaton Band‘s musical career has spanned over 35 years. After attending the New England Conservatory and the Berklee School of Music in Boston, Don went on to record and perform with such distinguished artists as Quincy Jones and Alice Coltrane. He has been co-billed in live music concerts with various artists including Jean Luc Ponty, Jaco Pastorious, Hugh Masakela, Phil Collins, Grace Jones, Spyro Gyra, Weather Report, among others. His music has taken him many places around the world. Don traveled to Delhi India as a leader and composer for his multi cultural dance orchestra. He has performed with his musical ensembles at The United Nations, Studio 54 in New York City , Philadelphia Academy of Music, The Mann Music Center, as well as many other local clubs and concert venues in the Philadelphia, NYC, New Jersey, and Delaware areas. His continued enthusiasm as a performing artist and event planner serves as the foundation of the Don Eaton Band – Philadelphia’s Premier Wedding Party Dance Band!
“DEB is incredibly professional and well-managed. We were enamored with their work the moment we heard them at another friend’s wedding, and that faith was totally rewarded at our own wedding. From start to finish, they are courteous, caring, on-point, flexible, and so devoted to making sure the music and voice at your wedding is everything you want it to be.” -Evan
Jellyroll is considered to be the best Philadelphia wedding band and party band by critics and audiences alike. For an amazing party you need to look no further than Philly’s original horn party dance band, Jellyroll. Their impeccable performance is what makes the Jellyroll band the best wedding band in Philadelphia. Their style encompasses a mix of high energy and elegance. Pair that with a repertoire that includes everything from the old school classics to the newest top 40 hits. Jellyroll performs at over 120 exclusive weddings, mitzvahs, social and corporate events every year. They have performed at thousands of events since their inception. They have performed around the USA and have become especially sought after.
“BVTLive was incredibly easy to do business with and JellyRoll had the dance floor filled the entire wedding. Everyone commented on how much they loved the band.” -AnnaMarie
Bachelor Boys Band
Founded in 2012, the Bachelor Boys Band has been setting the industry standard for event music ever since. Our musicians are passionate about creating memorable events. Their talent and experience guarantees that every Bachelor Boys event is seamless, so clients can focus on life rather than stressing over the details. As students of music, studio regulars, and touring sound engineers for high profile bands, we started performing together in 2012. These gigs quickly turned into requests to perform at private events and festivals. We loved seeing the joy and full dance floors that we could bring to these events. We perfected our event planning, expanded our repertoire, added members to the band–and the rest is history!
“My partner and I had a wonderful experience with the Bachelor Boys. Adam was kind, helpful, and open to any/all of our ideas. We had a 5-piece band for our wedding and they rocked…hard. The singers were insanely talented and the band kept the energy up all night – one of the best decisions we made when planning our wedding. Thanks Bachelor Boys!” -Emily
American Deluxe Band is a collective of dedicated and serious musicians from Philadelphia anchored by founding member and guitarist Clay Sears who has toured and recorded with Jay Z, Rihanna, Pharrell Williams, Britney Spears, John Mayer, Janet Jackson, Common, Queen Latifah, Jill Scott and many more. Wanting to bring to the event marketplace the elevated quality of music from the touring world, Clay formed the band around amazing vocalists Tasha Montfort, Thena Gordon, and the incomparable KJ McNeill. Funky and detailed musical arrangements, stellar vocals and passionate performances are the bedrock of the American Deluxe approach to providing top tier entertainment for private events. Music is arguably the most important element of any successful party and American Deluxe is passionate about creating the perfect energy using truly incredible music as the medium.
“American Deluxe blew our socks off! The set list was killer & the energy was grooving all night! The team was absolutely amazing, great communication, very professional. We had pretty specific requests when it came to the music genre and they were able to accommodate everything we asked for, while keeping it versatile for our family and friends. Thanks so much Clay and the team!!” -Amanda
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