Wedding Bands in The Hamptons
Make Your Wedding Sing With Live Music
The wedding location is perfect, the flowers are picked for your special day and the cake is exactly what you dreamed it would be. Now for the music. Sure, you can rock the reception under a disco ball with a guest DJ playing the new r b greatest hits, but like fresh vs artificial flowers, there is no comparison to having live wedding music at your party to dance you into your new life.
The Steps to Finding Your Perfect Wedding Band
You can put your wish in the search engine and filter through genres like hip hop, corporate bands, funk, etc. But Long Island wedding bands all advertise just like Hamptons florists, caterers, restaurants and Hamptons vacation destinations. Spending hours looking at wedding bands might start out fun, but too much browsing can make you as dizzy as watching a never-ending Viennese waltz spin around the dance floor.
Get Help With the Planning
We know how this most amazing time in your life can also rock your world with all that must be done so we’ve prepared a selection of the most voted bands working in Long Island to help you get your Hampton style wedding vision stepping in the right direction.
Planning Your Event Venue and Date
First on the planning agenda is the where and when of your big day. With so many Marinas and Harbors laced all across Long Island, weddings and bachelorette parties in The Hamptons often end up at sea. It seems like it would be hard to navigate, but wedding vendors in The Hamptons are experienced at bringing their services aboard the beautiful boats along the coast, including wedding bands. The Hamptons is a top wedding spot so don’t wait to book your date.
10 Wedding Bands That Play The Hamptons
We have listed a “top ten” of live bands to consider when you’re ready to shop for wedding music. We’ve researched East Hampton wedding bands that couples have already voted on with rave reviews after their wedding party.
Tune in to a support system
You know, you don’t need to be an island alone in your planning; there is an app (or a few hundred) you can download for wedding band information including price, location, even play lists. Or contact a wedding planner with experience in private or even corporate events. Someone who can put you together with top vendors (florist, party supply rental, etc.) in and around Long Island, and help you with the entertainment—finding that new Hamptons cover band or trio that specializes in romantic wedding ceremonies.
Let’s Get The Party Started
That Big Band Sound
1 Big Band East
The fact that this band has been playing parties since 1975 is a testament to their tireless classic style. If you know the names Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington, then this might be the wedding band for you.
Saxophones, Trumpets and Trombones make their blast from the past sound new, wrapped around piano, drum, base and vocals of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s.
2 New York Virtuosi
This wedding ensemble can cover every hour of your wedding, from ceremony to dancing til midnight. From a single harp to 16 piece orchestra, they will put together the musical backdrop you prescribe.
With electric violinist and guitarist added to this marvelous mix, your wedding can have the classical, jazz, contemporary or eclectic flavor you desire.
3 Jerry Costanzo Jazz and Swing
Available with his Trio, Quartet, Quintet, or 9 to 17-piece big band orchestra, Jerry Costanzo’s logo has topped some of the biggest Long Island weddings.
Mostly jazz and swing, this band plays the greats like Frank, Dean, and Nat, with a blend of Bossa Nova & Latin as well as your special requests.
4 The Projekt
You can book this versatile band that has been playing events including weddings for over 20 years, with 4 to 14 pieces. If you are looking for a particular instrument, ask The Projekt, as their musicians play accordion, bagpipe, flute, banjo, mandolin and more.
The Projekt lists classical, country, disco, hip-hop, jazz, latin, pop, and rock among their extensive repertoire.
On the Aisle Ceremony favorites
5 Luminous Sounds
Did you want the beautiful Prelude accompanying your walk down the aisle? Then hearing it is one of this string quartet’s specialties is sure to be music to your ears. From getting married with Mozart to having cocktails with Adele, Luminous Sounds has a vast and always expanding repertoire.
Luminous Sounds specializes in blending contemporary and classic music with percussion instruments added to create a unique upscale flair.
6 Joe Pianos
A One-Piano-Man Band – Extraordinary Live Music
This one-Piano Man Band advertises as perfect for pre wedding, reception and after ceremony cocktail hour entertainment as well as a great addition to any wedding band. With a big full sound, Joe plays small as well as large weddings and often acts as emcee as well.
Joe Pianos covers every musical genre including top hits. This wedding band can also fulfill your request for a duo, trio or larger group.
7 Matthew Weinman Renaissance Lute
Imagine renaissance lute music playing as guests arrive, during your ceremony or throughout your luncheon or dinner. This is the music of kings and queens, and that’s you on this special occasion.
From tranquil to robust, your company will enjoy the delightful tone the lute adds to your celebration.
Specialty Bands to match your Special Style
8 Paris New York
This wedding band has been described as “amazing” in too many bride and groom reviews not to include them. This band hosts preview performances but so many couples stated they booked them sight unseen and not to be surprised when guests request their contact information.
The quintessential wedding band that plays everything you request and more.
9 Bagpipes & Celtic Music
Darius Kaufmann has performed on numerous shows and with legendary musicians. He has been singing and playing Celtic instruments, including Irish whistle (flute), smallpipes, bodhran (Irish drum), and spoons for over 25 years. Jerry’s groups are expandable from a Trio to a 8, 9 or 17-piece Big Band Orchestra.
Darius specializes in Irish and Scottish music but is able to mix it up with other styles and special requests.
Phoenix Entertainmentm NYC
When all the planning seems to be done, and then you think “Darn, if only we had a fire thrower to wow our guests, an aerial act during dinner, or LED-lit greeter at the door”, that’s when you call Phoenix.
This specialty services provider is likely to have it all, depending on the act.