All Inclusive Wedding Band + DJ/MC Combo
We offer above and beyond that of traditional Boston Wedding Bands. We provide an All-Inclusive entertainment package with a Band + Live DJ/Host, including a tour-quality Sound & Lighting system to ensure the party goes all night long!
We'd LOVE to perform for your Wedding Reception, Corporate Event or Private Party. This includes coverage from Cocktail Hour through an amazing Dance Party. We will customize our performance to your style and create a dynamic evening that's totally "You".
Wedding Package Detailed
Your Wedding & Our Stylistic Approach
We like to consider ourselves to be the wedding band that's most in-tune with the modern Bride & Groom.
Being that we are all around our late 20's, we identify with current styles & trends... with that, we won't be playing any of those corny, dated - cheeseball songs! During the band's sets, we begin with all the best Motown R&B hits that will keep Mom, Dad, Aunt Edna happy on the dance floor; Then transition throughout the evening into 90s & Current Pop artists like Bruno Mars, Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Spin Doctors, then finishing the evening with the Classic Rock hits from Journey, Bon Jovi, to Van Halen. Our mission is to involve EVERYONE, age 5-75 into the fun!
High-End Sound System with Intelligent-Programmed Stage Lighting
What good is a band without a quality sound and lighting system? Our package provides a crystal-clear sound system and fully programmed LED Lighting that not only makes the band sound great, but also lights up the room; Giving the desired "Wow!!" effect.
VENUES - Boston Area
The State Room + Alden Castle
Boston Seaport Hotel
Oakley Country Club (Watertown)
The Barn @ Gibbet Hill (Groton)
The Cruiseport (Gloucester)
Spring Valley Country Club (Sharon)
VENUES - New Hampshire + Vermont
The Inn @ Pleasant Lake (New London NH)
Bedford Village Inn (Bedford NH)
Church Landing (Meredith NH)
Grand Isle Lake House (Grand Isle VT)
Quechee Inn (Quechee VT)
Stratton Mountain (Stratton VT)
Our DJ/MC, Host & Planning Team
An industry leader in both the Wedding and Club realms, we are proud to call ECF our partners & sister company.
ECF Entertainment DJ's focus on the intimate planner, one who demands attention to the most exquisite details.
Founded by Jeff Mader (DJ Shyne) & Josh Field (DJ J Boogz), E.C.F. boasts over a decade of wedding, corporate, and nightclub DJ experience.
Using our Online Wedding Planning System, we offer comprehensive one-on-one consultations to help plan your event to perfection! Think of us as your 'Wedding Concierge'. During the event, we act as a secondary coordinator to keep the event timeline flowing smoothly, working together with your caterer, photographer and other vendors. This allows us to deliver an unparalleled level of service with our performances, each and every time.
Live Wedding YouTube Videos and MP3 Audio Samples
Yep - REAL Video from actual weddings! No lip-sync'ing or crowd of extras... What you see, is what we do!!
Treasure by Bruno Mars
Get Lucky by Daft Punk
Just Dance by Lady Gaga
Wedding Highlight Clips
July 12th 2014
Summer 2014 Promo / "DJ Gig Log"
June 28th 2014 - Event Recap and Audio Mix by DJ Josh Field of ECF Entertainment.
July 5th 2014
Dont Stop Believin - Journey
Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry
Wedding Performance in Fall 2013
2012 Spotlight on our Clients
Clips from many of our 2012 performances backed with our studio MP3 audio samples.
Private Showings Available by Request
Friday - August 1st 2014
Financial Dist - Boston, MA
900pm - Midnight
Saturday - August 2nd 2014
700pm - 1100pm
Friday - August 29th 2014
THE LANSDOWNE PUB
Fenway Area - Boston, MA
1000pm - 100am
Friday - September 5th 2014
Financial Dist - Boston, MA
900pm - Midnight
It's booking season!!
.More Fall & Winter Club Show Dates TBA very soon!
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Wedding Planning Tips & Best Practices
Planning your overall wedding entertainment budget and allocating those funds can understandably be stressful. Have no fear - We can certainly give some insider tips!
When you ask what wedding guests most remember about a particular wedding, the most common response you'll find is - “How Great the Party Was!”. The two biggest ingredients that combine and cook-up a great reception : The Drinks & The Entertainment. Further, nothing will buzzkill things more than a cheeseball wedding Band or DJ that can't read the crowd and get the party going, so budgeting properly for those items should be at the forefront of your planning.
Being perfectly candid, you'll be able to find many good quality "B" level Boston wedding bands and Rhode Island wedding bands, that will quote around the $5000-$6000 range for a peak-season Saturday in New England. These "B" level bands are all very good, but may not have the reputation, comprehensive planning system or quality show production that the truly top-tier "A" level bands will have. The truly top-tier "A" level best bands in town, that are guaranteed to totally rock, will all quote in above $6500+, and you'll even find some quoting at $10k+ depending on their packages and options selected.
Speaking further on budgeting, one of the biggest items considered when it comes to planning a wedding are the expenses related to "Food" and other decorative pieces. This is not to diminish the importance of a phenomenal meal – we've certainly had some amazing meals at weddings we've performed at! Although, consider the cost of your entertainment on a level playing field with the cost of those other major expenses. Take into account that most wedding plated-meals will cost $90, $100, and we've seen feasts of over $120 per person. Then consider the cost of a great entertainment package around the ~$7000 mark. Divide by ~175 people and it equals to ~$40 per person for the entertainment. Comparatively, that's a huge difference, less than HALF the cost in most cases... and considering it's for the 'vendor' whose truly "running" / MC'ing the event, working the entire evening!
Finding the RIGHT Entertainment for Your Wedding & What Questions You Should Ask
When speaking to a prospective Band or DJ, get a sense for their style and approach to weddings. Ask what type of genres they perform and does that best line up with your favorite genres.
Perhaps most importantly, get a sense for your entertainer's personality and pride in their work!
The "4 Ps" of Bands, DJs, and Entertainers.
When looking at diamonds, you have the 4 Cs… in the Entertainment industry, we have the 4 Ps : Planning - Performance – Professionalism – Production. There's a huge distinction between many bands that bring their "A-Games" to every performance, versus some of the other bottom-feeder groups.
Furthermore, top-quality entertainment does more than just perform songs. The best Bands and DJ's who will make your party successful will act as your host for the evening, keeping guest where they need to be according to the agenda, managing the energy level effectively, and ultimately ensuring that everyone is partying all night long.
Things to ask or look for...
**MC / Host** -- Does your entertainer understand your vision for the evening? What's his/her personality on the mic for introductions and for guiding the evening along? Have they spent time working with you and the event coordinator, planning the evening agenda?
**Sound System** -- Does your entertainer have scalable systems that cover small spaces as well as large venues? As you can imagine, a small boombox won't be enough for your 400 person ballroom... just the same as a 2000 watt speaker system is overkill for cocktail hour!
**Lighting** -- Does your entertainer have intelligently controlled lighting.... or is it just set to 'random'? For example, do the lights change tastefully and fluidly with the song, or will there be random strobe flashing while you're having your "First Dance" ?!
What Sets Boston Common Band Apart?
Beyond our Band+DJ Combo and show production, our focus is not just on playing music... It's all about being your host for the evening, managing the energy level effectively, making sure our volume is evenly set, our lighting is programmed with colors that capture the mood of the song, and ultimately ensuring that everyone is partying all night long. With our holistic approach to events, we offer and deliver amazing results for every single one of our Bride & Grooms!
Vendor Meal Timing
Many vendors will request meals as part of their contracts. So it's important to budget the RIGHT time for those meals to be served, in order to keep a continuous flow of the reception.
We often see catering staff serving their own meals, as well as all other vendor meals, at the END of the dinner service. Having completed their duties for the night, this makes perfect sense for the catering staff. However, it leaves all other vendors getting served their meals when you're already finished with your own and ready to get the dancing started.
Our best recommendation is to have the Photo / Video / Entertainers served at the mid-point of your dinner service. This allows your vendors who have work through the end of the reception, to eat at the same time as you -- and most importantly, to get the party started when you're ready!
Another way to look at the above is:
Would you rather be waiting for your vendors, or have them waiting on you to start the party? ;)
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Boston, MA 02132
Telephone+1 617 840 5580
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What Do We Mean When We Say All-Inclusive??
Coverage from Cocktail Hour through Last Dance
We are a team of extremely talented individuals who are dedicated to providing an unrivaled level of service; Hosting a phenomenal show experience for our clients. We recognize the value and power of killer music... Nothing is better than seeing your family and friends swell with energy as we play hit after hit! Further, we also realize you may require someone with a non-biased, experienced approach, to assist in putting the puzzle pieces together – so please feel free to use us as a resource for knowledge-transfer in regard to wedding best-practices and tips to make your party truly amazing.
Our Wedding Band Package - Detailed
+ Band Instrumentation:
Lead Male Vocalist, Lead Female Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboards, Saxophone and Live DJ.
+ Cocktail Hour included; With jazz/pop pianist.
Compare with other bands, Cocktail Hour being a package 'upgrade'.
+ DJ/MC Crew & Wedding Concierge Services ($1500 added value / savings)
** Using our Online Wedding Planning System, we offer comprehensive one-on-one consultations with our Expert Staff to plan your event to perfection! During the event, we act as the MC and "reception coordinator" to keep the event timeline flowing smoothly, working together with your caterering and other vendors.
** Are REAL Live DJs -- not just one of the band members clicking songs out of iTunes. Our DJ performs, spins and beat-matches, stringing together the latest dance hits and or special requests while the band takes our short break... This ensures the energy level stays "peaked" and people are dancing all night long!!
Tour-Quality Show Production
We are the only New England band that provides a concert-quality, mini line-array sound system paired up with a PC-controlled, LED lighting show. These combine to both make the band sound great, but will light up and make your reception room "pop"... giving your guests the desired "Wow!" effect.
Package Upgrades Available
** Extra Horn Players -- (Add up to 4 total horn players).
** LED Uplighting Packages from 20 to 50 pieces. -- Make your entire reception room or tent glow in color!
** Ceremony String Trio or Quartet -- for both onsite and offsite locations.
** Large Sound System -- for events of 400 or more persons.
Wedding Timeline - (How a typical reception breaks down.)
600pm - 700pm | Cocktail Hour (Band Pianist)
700pm - 710pm | Grand Introductions (DJ)
710pm - 715pm | First Dance (Band)
715pm - 830pm | Dinner Hour & Toasts (DJ)
830pm - 845pm | Cake Cutting & Parent Dances (DJ)
845pm - 945pm | Dance Party Starts (Band First Set)
945pm - 1015pm | Dancing cont. (DJ Set)
1015pm - 1115pm | Dancing (Band Final Set)
1115pm - 1130pm | Encores and Last Songs (Band & DJ)