Client Testimony

If you read no further.... MAKE YOUR LIFE EASY AND HIRE THIS BAND. I had one responsibility for our wedding- Music. Sure, I had input on Food and Booze, but that was secondary to my original love- curating incredible live music. With a year and a half to plan, I expected to take a while to make a decision. Nah. One Shot One Kill when it came to this crew. Sure, I loved the videos, but every wedding band has videos. When I saw them perform live at BB Kings, and it was a wrap. The sound, the passion, the creativity to make popular songs their own and understand a crowd... it's unparalleled. Working with David, Adam and Robin was the finishing touch- they understand what you want and give you the best version of that. No matter how many other bands your friends might suggest, or how good you might remember someone else's wedding band being, there is NO COMPETITION. No band comes close to the authenticity and musical skill as 45 Riots. I spent 20 minutes of my own wedding Afterparty just thanking each member of the band, because honestly, they made our wedding the best weekend of my life. 45 RIOTS in the SPOT. | Tal H. | Wedding, East Hampton, NY

45 Riots was absolutely incredible and I could not imagine our wedding being the same without them. The band was the second thing we booked, after our venue, knowing how essential a good band is for a fun wedding. We were so happy we picked them because we did not stop dancing the entire night, and neither did our guests. They had to encourage people to sit down and eat because even during their "dinner music," our guests wouldn't stop dancing to their music. In every conversation we've had since our wedding, the first thing our guests mention was how fun and memorable the band was. If you want a wedding where people are dancing all night, you absolutely have to pick 45 Riots. Robin and everyone we worked with throughout our wedding process were unbelievably kind, attentive, responsive, and thoughtful. When we think back at what made our wedding such a perfect night, 45 Riots truly stands out in our memories. I cannot recommend them enough. | Lizzie O. | Wedding, Central Park Boathouse, NYC

OH MY GOD!!!! One word..INSANE. 45 Riots is the best ever!!!!!!! Everyone is still raving about how incredible they are. Not to mention they engaged the entire crowd..all night long and helped bring our idea of an "elegant dance party" to life. Adam and his team are amazing. Book them now, and if they aren't available for your date I suggest changing it. | Stephanie K. | Wedding, Studio 450, NYC

Been a to a million weddings and looking for that UNIQUELY FABULOUS band - truly in a league of its own? The band that will have your guests raving about your dancefloor, wondering where you found concert-level artists? Look no farther than 45 Riots.... RUN, don't WALK, to book them... if they have any availability left after all the referrals that came out of our wedding. We have already referred 3 couples to 45 Riots, and expect many more to come as more of our friends get engaged. The 12-piece 45 Riots band played our Rhode Island wedding, including our ceremony and cocktail hour, and our guests haven't stopped talking about them since. We signed 45 Riots approximately 12 months in advance after having two unrelated friends tell us that 45 Riots was "the best wedding band we've ever seen." We thought this was an exaggeration until we saw them ourselves. Wow - truly heads and shoulders above other options at the same price range. These are PHENOMENAL ARTISTS with an amazing business operation too. What you can expect: -Choice of 7-piece to 12 piece full throttle delivery yet constantly aware of volume and sound clarity and coordinating fluidly with the venue management or event coordinator -Top-notch professionalism and sincere personalization from start to finish: This is a band that puts sweat and tears into the personal touch, remembering your name and face among hundreds of couples they play for -Full option set of contemporary top 40, hip-hop, house, dance, classic soul, Motown, funk and R&B, classic rock, pop, indie-alternative, reggae, jazz, and more -Thousands of songs in their repertoire to choose from (they have a full library of song titles for you to review in advance) -Responsiveness to crafting of your own music style; they will respect your requests of what to play and what not to play down to the song, but also be prepared to trust their judgment - they have signature sets you won't want to miss -No detail overlooked - from start to finish, careful attention to detail on every logistical, artistic and musical front -State of the art sound - check out their videos, instagram, or even better, their live shows in NYC venues such as The Bitter End -Personal meeting with the band's administrative staff ~6-8 weeks before the wedding in their NYC offices or over the phone to review all the small details, from ceremony to cocktail hour to reception -Reasonable price point all around, even in what they requested for an over-night hotel stay Thank you, 45 Riots - this review is the least we can do to thank you for an unforgettable evening, not only for us, but for our hundreds of guests as well! | Marya S. | Wedding, Castle Hill Inn, Newport, RI

BEST BAND EVER!! 45 Riots absolutely killed it at our wedding! We were very clear that we wanted an epic dance party and that is exactly what they delivered! We really wanted all of our friends and family having fun and dancing and EVERYBODY was! The entire night our guests were talking about the band AND the DJ we had. They were incredibly professional, nice, fun, lively, energetic and understood our "vibe" and our taste in music. I couldn't recommend them any more. They are the absolute BEST and made our wedding the most fun night of our lives. They were better than perfect—had Bruno Mars himself shown up, I'd have kicked him off the stage!!! MANY MANY thanks. Beyond memorable, beyond talented, beyond likable. Will remember always! Love love love! | Becca K. | Wedding, Gansett Green Manor, Amagansett, NY

As unbelievable as we thought 45 Riots were, we experienced something even more amazing than loving your wedding band - having every one of your friends (yes, even the ones who never say a nice thing) tell you they've never heard a wedding band as good as 45 Riots. We kid you not, MULTIPLE people even said, "I didn't know a wedding band could sound that good". These people are the real deal. Beyond just being incredibly talented and energetic, they were SO easy to work with, and accommodated even our more bizarre requests without a moment of hesitation. These guys are the absolute best both on stage and behind the scenes. Do your guests a favor and hire 45 Riots. | Victoria G. | Roundhouse at Beacon Falls, Beacon, NY

HIRE 45 RIOTS! You will not regret it! We had them play at our wedding, and could not be happier that we did. They were just the best. We got married 2 weeks ago and have not stopped receiving compliments on the band in particular. Just one week after our wedding, we went to another wedding, of a bride and groom who were in attendance at ours. All they wanted to talk to us about was how incredible 45 Riots were. Literally, a bride in her wedding dress, standing in front of her entertainment at her wedding, gushing about the band from another wedding! Hearing “that band was awesome,” is one thing, but to have people report back specifics, for example, the energy from the horn section, or the vocal range of the singers, you know you were part of something that was on another level. We only wish we had another giant party to throw to hire them again! Overwhelmed, and overjoyed, is how we would describe our feelings about them. On a technical note, Darren, the sound engineer was wonderful. We had 45 Riots assist with the sound systems for ceremony, and a string quartet we had playing during the ceremony and cocktail hour. Everything was executed perfectly. We were able to completely relax and enjoy the party because it was clear that 45 Riots knew exactly what they were doing. We had many guests who are in the production industry, who watched closely everything that had to do with the music and set up. They were all incredibly impressed, which for us was the true mark of how well 45 Riots handled the evening. Hands down, the best band we have ever heard at a wedding. They made our night unforgettable, and we are so very glad that we had them at our wedding. All the stars! | Lauren F. | Wedding, Water Works, Philadelphia, PA

You're an idiot if you don't hire them. The band is phenomenal, and every single guest was raving about them. They can play anything from Led Zeppelin to Drake, and your dance floor will be explosive. They will make your wedding, as they did for ours! We can't wait to have a party and use them again. | Samantha G. | Wedding, Lafayette Grand Cafe & Bakery, Brooklyn, NY

The band was the hardest choice for me, and I am beyond happy that we chose 45 Riots!!! They were amazing!!! I worked with David and team, they were so responsive and accommodating! All the guests were raving that night and the next day how amazing they were! They made our day so special and we cannot praise them enough! If you are looking for a band that keeps everyone dancing all night, you need to pick them!! | Marnie M. | Wedding, Equinox Resort, Manchester Village, VT

We heard 45 Riots at our friend's wedding and we knew we needed to have them! Booking them was one of the best decisions we made. They kept the energy going throughout the entire night and had everyone on the dance floor until the very end. Being musicians ourselves, have a great band was super important to us and they 100% delivered. They were also great at MC'ing and sticking close to them schedule that we had provided. Not only was the band amazing, but Robin and David were so great to work with. They were unbelievably organized and responsive. Any questions we had were immediately answered and they were so accommodating of any requests. Seriously, can't recommend them enough. They helped to make our wedding everything we hoped it would be! | Sean S. | Wedding, Dumbo Loft, Brooklyn, NY

OH MY GOSH! Our wedding was 3 and a half weeks ago- my feet still hurt from dancing and my phone is still ringing from guests telling mg how awesome the band was! We were referred to 45 Riots by a family friend who used them for their daughter's wedding, and they did not disappoint. 45 Riots was BEYOND incredible and the best band I have ever heard at a wedding! I truly believe music is one of the most (if not the most) important part of throwing any successful event. From the beautiful ceremony music to the reception, they were top notch! The dance floor was full all night long, and we didn't want it to end! They played such an amazing mix of music for all guests to enjoy, and I trusted their judgement implicitly to gauge the crowd and make it a memorable event for all! In terms of planning, they were professional, fun, and accommodating. Their talent is phenomenal- you really felt like you were listening to your favorite songs from your favorite artists. They were personable with the guests- especially the amazing trombone player who was hitting the dance floor with guests all night! I recommend 45 Riots to make your event as memorable, special, and FUN as ours was!!!!Thank you, 45 Riots!!!!! | Alana L. | Private Residence, North Egremont, MA

Can't say enough good things about this band. I found them at the recommendation of my photographer and was invited by Robyn to see the band play a gig at a bar in the Lower East Side. Wow, was that crowd up and dancing! 45 Riots sounded (and looked) sexy--not your average wedding band, which is exactly what I was looking for. Next, I spoke to the team about ideas for music at my wedding and was so happy when they accommodated my requests for percussion and a Latin singer while still staying within my budget. Leading up to the wedding Robyn, Adam, and David stayed in touch and were always available when I had questions. Finally on the wedding day they made all my musical dreams come true--I said I wanted it to be a bad ass party, and they totally delivered. (Well, except for dancing on the tables but the trombonist more than made up for that!) 45 Riots is everything you want in a band--professional, classy, and of course, a real crowd pleaser! Gillian G. | Wedding, Central Park Boathouse, NYC

The 45 Riots performed at our "After Wedding Party" this past weekend at the Dumbo Loft and they rocked the house! Every guest (even those that didn't dance) told us all night long how incredible the band was and how much they enjoyed their energy and talent. Everyone was a true professional, from the sound engineer that came in early to make everything was set up and tested well ahead of the party to every member of the band, there was no amateur hour business going on here. By the end of the party they got everyone the dance floor singing along and closing it off with a bang! There are two things your guests will general remember at these kinds of events, the food and the entertainment and I'm so glad we made the investment to bring on the 45 Riots because they made this party so incredibly memorable. We even had friends trying to think about how to create an event just so they can hire this band again in the future. I wouldn't bother looking elsewhere. A good DJ is nice and will get your party going but a live band brings that something special to your event. It's worth every penny and then some. If there's one thing I regret is that we didn't have a bigger venue to have even more guests to be able to enjoy their performance (we had 120 guests). If they're available on the date you need them, HIRE THEM! You won't regret it. | Steve S. | Private Party, Dumbo Loft, Brooklyn, NY

45 riots was amazing! book them now! They played seamlessly with the DJ and my Dominican/British family was on the dance floor the whole night. | Denise G. | Wedding, Green Building, Brooklyn, NY

Thanks again for performing at our wedding, our guests are still talking about your performance. We also really appreciate you accommodating our first dance vocalist (she raved about you as well), a last-minute ceremony soloist (Colin was great), the constantly moving timeline day-of, and, of course, our frequent song requests! I honestly haven't been to a wedding with more dancing (mostly awkward), so thanks for keeping the party rocking. Thanks again for making the night so amazing.....wish we could do it all again! | Taylor C. | Wedding, Yale Club, NYC

My husband and I were so excited and even cried when we found out 45 riots could play at our wedding. We wanted nothing more then to have live music and when we saw them play at bbkings we knew they would be great ..but..WOW they completley blew us away. From our ceremony to our reception they were amazing. Every single guest we had loved them and could not stop talking about them. We are so thankful that 45 riots played at our wedding and made it so special. | Courtney S. | Wedding, Stone House at Stirling Ridge, Warren, NJ

45 riots was integral in making our wedding reception amazing! The music was organic and flowed with the pace of our guests and from the first dance set right after our first dance until the reception ended, the dance floor was packed. A good sign I'd have to say was that many of the ladies weren't wearing shoes when dancing by the end of the night. No comparison when comparing bands as 45 riots is in their own class. | Diana S. | Wedding, Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, NYC

We hired 45 Riots for our wedding on October 14th, and couldn't have been more thrilled. David (band director) was extremely easy to work with throughout the process and very accommodating to everything we requested, while still providing his expertise and advice. On the day of, the band was truly amazing, playing several amazing sets perfectly, getting the crowd excited, and overall making the party fantastic. I got so many texts the next day asking about the band. I've already recommended them to several friends for the future, and would do so again in a heartbeat. | Allison D. | Wedding, Southwood Estate, Germantown, NY

45 Riots was AMAZING!!! Seriously, beyond our wildest expectations. The booking team was super responsive and flexible, and day of was completely smooth. From walking down the aisle to Rihanna, to bringing in a trumpet for our recessional (All You Need Is Love), to delivering a perfect slow version of MJ's The Way You Make Me Feel for our first dance, and then just absolutely nailing the dance floor tunes all night (including giving the groom the mic for The Humpty Dance) - it was just perfection all around. LaShonda, Freedom and Donald were our leads, and they were all incredible. We got so many compliments from our guests. Everyone left a sweaty, euphoric mess - exactly what wanted! | Ashley D. | Wedding, 501 Union, Brooklyn, NY

Just wanted to drop you a note and let you know WE THOUGHT YOU WERE AMAZING! We could not have been happier with any other band! Your selections were great and covered every genre we could have asked for. As for example, although always fun, you mixed it up, and did not play the usual Motown that one hears at every wedding. As you saw, our guests really enjoyed you. I believe there was a point, during “As”, where some were just listening as if at a concert. Haha — and thank you for accommodating Rebecca! I had not idea about her performance until the day before. It was great! So much fun! And your talent! Your voices, your playing! We definitely had the right band! So happy that Bethany recommended you to us. She knew that we would love and appreciate you. Thank you for making the party! You are the greatest party band! Many, many thanks! | Stacy R. | Wedding, Tribeca Rooftop, NYC

The band absolutely killed it and we couldn't have been happier. The music during the ceremony, cocktail hour and of course reception was perfection. EVERYONE was raving about them and the high energy they brought which was undeniable. Please extend our best wishes and immense gratitude to the entire band. We hope they had a good time and enjoyed the entire experience with us and our guests. | John T. | Wedding, Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, NYC

This is THE BEST BAND you will ever see at a wedding!! I could list every positive superlative in the dictionary but none of them will really describe how outstanding of an experience it was to have 45 Riots at our wedding. They were everything we hoped for and SO MUCH MORE! We saw 45 Riots at our friends' wedding a few years ago, and had the name filed away in my memory for when the time came. We booked the 11 piece band for our wedding on 8/12/17. Adam, Robin and David were wonderful to work with on the planning side, from coordinating meetings and playlists, to figuring out how to maximize dance time throughout the reception and making tweaks to the venue's proposed timeline in order to do so. Every musician in the band is ridiculously talented - this is no regular wedding band. They mastered all of our special song requests for the ceremony and reception and put on the best party I have ever experienced. The band as a whole has a great read on the crowd and the playlist at our wedding was PERFECT. It was the best mix of oldies, rock, pop, AND the non-Spanish speaking singer, Day, even got in some "Despacito" for me, by request. It was the song of the summer... I mean we had to have it! Thank you Day! The moral of the story is, 45 Riots is worth every single penny. They are professional, dedicated, and SO talented. There's not much more I can say - if you want your wedding to be an amazing party, go see 45 Riots at Red Lion or BB King's - and book them immediately!!! - you will not be disappointed! | Molly K. | Wedding, Orange Lawn Tennis Club, South Orange, NJ

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. People are still taking about how much fun they had because they could not stop dancing. You were incredible! I think at least 5 of my friends have reached out since asking what was the name of the band again. It felt like it was private show and not a band at a wedding. I'll make sure Katerina leaves a review on one of the sites. Thank you again for making 10/7/17 an amazing day for us and all of our guests. | Brian A. | Wedding, Country Club of Fairfield, Fairfield, CT

45 riots absolutely killed it that night! Every guest had nothing but the most positive reviews for you guys. The band was definitely professional but a blast to party with. I also noticed key elements that we spoke about in our conversations and meetings. Our song choices were played perfectly and the sound was crisp and vocals on point! The changes we asked for to our first dance song were heard, and definitely felt, so thank you for that. The work Inayah put in on correctly pronouncing even the most difficult of names was amazing. The work on keeping the flow moving, continuing the chorus during my little garter dance number lol, and all the other song choices we spoke about did not go unnoticed. I heard the Boyz II Men transition, as well as the Poison to Finesse transition. It's so awesome that our inputs and requests were heard and then executed perfectly. Also, allowing Essel to take the mic and perform that song was so appreciated. And yes, she really did rock it! As far as that timing discrepancy in concerned; it was a small hiccup, but you guys worked quickly to address and alleviate the situation. We could honestly not be more pleased with the band's effort and performance! Thank you to all the team members of 45 Riots for helping make our wedding night something we will never forget. We look forward to seeing you guys in the future. | Chris A. | Wedding, Jericho Terrace, Mineola, NY

45 RIOTS is the best band, hands down. They were recommended to us by our best friends, and from the second we heard them play, we knew they were it. We didn't want the traditional wedding band and songs--we wanted something different, unique and fun. My husband is big into music and he was blown away with the songs that 45 RIOTS could play. Everything from Drake to Kayne, Michael Jackson, DMB and Beyonce.. Their breadth of artists and songs is insane and so well played. Our wedding was THE most amazing day, and there was not a second that went by where the dance floor wasn't packed. Working with Adam, David and Robin was so much fun and stress-free. They were all super responsive, attentive and genuinely nice. Every time we went to go see them play, they were always conversational, down-to-earth and excited to see us. I remember meeting with them right before our wedding to go over artists/songs we wanted to hear on our big day, and I mentioned us walking out to "Part 2" by Kanye West..but my husband and I decided another song was more appropriate. (: 45 RIOTS ended up playing that song as our final song.. everyone went nuts and we were so surprised! The attention to detail that Adam & Team have is second to none and we were so fortunate to work with such talented and amazing people. Thank you to 45 RIOTS for everything! | Brittany P. | Wedding, Harvard Club, NYC

Stop looking! You've found your band! Your event is now officially going to be AMAZING! No band can top 45 Riots! The talented and passionate singers and accompanying musicians of 45 Riots WOWed the crowd (over 500 attendees) and got everyone out dancing! Yes, even some in the crowd were singing wishing they were a part of this class act. So much talent on one stage!!! So absolutely considerate and delightful to work with. David Cruz, head of the the band's operations was professional and responsive beyond compare - cool, calm and collected from before they were even hired until after the stage lights dimmed. I wish 45 Riots could have performed another 2 hours. No one wanted the night to end. I have nothing but the highest complements for 45 Riots. You're psyched if you can book them!!! | Jaclyn P. | Near & Far Aid Spring Gala, Mitchell's, Westport, CT

The 45 Riots are hands down the best band anywhere. They played at our wedding and at my sister in law's wedding and had both parties dancing and rocking all night. They really feel the crowd and play the music everyone is enjoying the most. It was so easy to work with Adam, David, and Robin during the process and they understood what we wanted. It is the 45 Riots that make the night so memorable and fun! The wedding would not have been the same without them. | Lauren K. | Wedding, Hilton Westchester, Rye Brook, NY

The 45 Riots played our wedding this May at Metropolitan Building and they absolutely rocked the house. People were up dancing the whole time... they sounded amazing, and they're just cool (no cheesy wedding band vibes at ALL). Robin, our main client contact was incredibly responsive and professional in the months leading up to the wedding. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone! | Ben A. | Wedding, Metropolitan Building, Long Island City, NY

I can't recommend this band enough. 45 Riots was absolutely incredible and rocked my wedding. I had so many guests compliment me on the band at the end of the night; there were always people on the dance floor! They are very professional and responsive; they will work with you until you get exactly what you want. Highly recommend! | Danielle T. | Wedding, Metropolitan Room at Newark Club, Newark, NJ

45 Riots killed it at our wedding! All of our guests couldn't stop talking about how great our band was at our wedding. We had a ten-piece set that was amazing. They listened to the kind of party we wanted to through and they truly delivered! I can't recommend them enough! | Allison L. | Wedding, CV Rich Mansion, White Plains, NY

45 Riots made our wedding. They are so talented, so easy to work with, and can offer a very diverse set list to make sure everyone is having a blast. We would book 45 Riots again and again and you should too. | Sarah W. | Wedding, Liberty Warehouse, Brooklyn, NY

Everything about 45 Riots is amazing! They're so talented and we were so honored they played our wedding! It was a night we'll never forget! They got EVERYBODY on the dance floor and my guests had the best time! We had the best night of our lives largely because of 45 Riots! I highly highly recommend 45 Riots if you want everybody to have a great time at your wedding! They will not disappoint! | Laura C. | Wedding, Manor, West Orange, NJ

Thank you so much for helping us create an amazing night. Everyone continued to tell us throughout the night how wonderful the band was. We truly had the best time ever dancing the night away to some of our favorite songs. You and the 45 riots team are the BEST. | Christina B. | Wedding, 501 Union, Brooklyn, NY

Vanessa and I could not have been happier with 45 Riots. They did an amazing job capturing the mood and keeping all of our guests happy. Their energy was infectious! We got a ton of comments from our friends complimenting the band. Thank you for the awesome job that you did and helping to make our day perfect. | Alvin W. | Wedding, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, NY

Julie and I wanted to thank you for the amazing performance on Sunday! We had a blast on the dance floor, especially with the hora! People raved about the music, and you may even get some future work out of it. We also really appreciated all of Robin's help since we first heard about you all. It has been a pleasure working with 45 Riots. Best of luck with everything! | Wes S. | Wedding, Museum of Jewish Heritage, NYC

Thank you so much for your kind words and for sharing the talent and professionalism of your amazing band!! EVERYONE that has raved about our wedding has listed the band in the top few points of what they loved about it, and Melissa and I loved them too! They really got into a great groove after the three courses of dinner were served and they had 95% of the crowd up on the dance floor. They even made a special concession and allowed my twin sister and her boyfriend to sing a song that they love doing at Karaoke shows, but to hear them with a live band was really fun and special! I know that I am using a lot of exclamation points but that is how great you guys were!!! | Cliff W. | Wedding, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, NY

If you're looking to party all night long at your wedding, this band is a must have!! 45 Riots' band was absolutely amazing. They are so talented, have such a wide variety of song selections to choose from, and have the most amazing energy that really gets people dancing. We couldn't be happier to have had them as part of our wedding celebration. We chose the 8 piece band and also added a DJ to keep the party going while the band took breaks, and both the band and DJ were phenomenal and understood what the crowd wanted. They are, hands down, the best band I've seen at any wedding! | Erica V. | Wedding, Beekman Hotel, NYC

45 Riots is hands down the best wedding band in New York. After attending many weddings and researching tons of bands in the area, we knew that they were our best option after going to one of their shows. They are amazing musicians and entertainers. We wanted the music to be a reflection of us and the music we love and Adam (the band leader) completely understood our taste. Our friends and family could not get off the dance floor the entire night. People were telling us for weeks after how much they loved 45 Riots. We even have recently engaged friends who are looking to book them for their own wedding because they enjoyed ours so much. They are total pros and completely made our night! | Leah Z. | Wedding, 26 Bridge, Brooklyn, NY

45 riots was amazing! Book them now! The full band played seamlessly and as well as with the DJ and my Dominican/British family was on the dance floor the whole night. | Denise G. | Wedding, Green Building, Brooklyn, NY

45 riots was the best decision we made for our wedding.. the band's energy and talent lit up our wedding day. I cannot thank them enough for making our day so awesome, from learning our song, to feeding off of the crowds energy and love of Billy Joel .. it was incredible. When the band notified everyone it was time to sit down for dinner, everyone in the room let out a big sigh because they didn't want to stop dancing. They truly made our wedding day so much fun and the images of everyone dancing are pretty hysterical. We also had their DJ perform at our afterparty.. that was another few hours of nonstop dancing for those that wanted to party late into the night! Anyone that wants to dance all night needs to book them for their wedding! | Melissa S. | Wedding, Loading Dock, Stamford, CT

If I could give a higher rating to 45 Riots I would! Having 45 Riots play at our wedding was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. When we went to a showcase we knew within the first song that we NEEDED to have them play at our wedding. They bring so much energy to their performances that you can not help but get up and dance. Family members and friends that you wouldn't typically see dance spent the whole night on the dance floor. Our guests had the best time at our wedding. It's been over a month and people are still talking about how much fun they had. The day after the wedding my maid of honor was on their website looking to see when they were playing again so we can make the trip to the city to see them play. They are so versatile they can play ANYTHING. All of the performers are just so incredibly talented. Not only was the music at the reception amazing, the music they played for the ceremony and the cocktail hour was just incredible! David and Adam were a pleasure to work with from the very beginning. There are not enough great things that we can say about them. | Sandi D. | Wedding, Onteora Mountain House, Boiceville, NY

Hiring 45 Riots was the best decision I made for my reception. The 10 piece band absolutely KILLED it and kept the entire party on the dance floor all night long. A nonstop dance party was what I was hoping for and they certainly delivered. The entire party was even chanting for an encore at the end of the night!! My guests were constantly coming up to me throughout the night telling me how amazing the band was. I'm still getting compliments on them. We have a lot of musicians and "music snobs" in our family/friends so this was a big deal!! If you're considering booking 45 Riots - DO IT!!! | Winnie S. | Wedding, Larchmont Yacht Club, Larchmont, NY

If you're reading this, you're probably searching for a band for your wedding. Well, I have great news for you. You're done. You need to hire 45 Riots right now. Simply put, they are incredible. The music at our wedding was very important to my wife and me, and we couldn't have been happier with our choice. We were looking for a fun, dynamic, talented band that broke the mold of the traditional wedding band. After seeing 45 Riots perform at BB King's, we knew we had to have them at our wedding. They blend together so many styles of music effortlessly, and they add their personal touch to popular hits and classic songs. They're just a great band, period. Adam is a true professional and is a pleasure to work with. His responsiveness and calm demeanor was certainly welcome in the sometimes-stressful experience of planning a wedding, and he has great ideas about making your wedding memorable and unique. We wanted several different styles of music at our wedding, and Adam customized an experience that was truly unforgettable. From acoustic guitar at our ceremony, to a New Orleans-style jazz quartet at the cocktail hour, to a nine-piece band that totally rocked the reception, it was perfect. Our guests raved about the band all night long ("This band is crushing it," "The band is incredible," "Where did you find them?" etc), and months after the wedding, family and friends still talk about how much they loved 45 Riots. They kept the energy high and the dance floor packed all night. We cannot recommend them highly enough. Seriously, hire this band. You will be so happy you did. | Matthew S. | Wedding, Brooklyn Winery, Brooklyn, NY

HIRE 45 RIOTS!! My experience with 45 Riots from my first contact with them through the end of the wedding process was 100% positive. David Cruz was my main contact with the band. He was always responsive, helpful and professional. Adam was also cc'd on all of our emails and was up to date and informed about our wedding and me and my husband's requests - even 12 months out from the date! None of my requests for 45 RIots were received a "no" - the band was flexible and willing to honor our requests. Adam and the band learned multiple songs for my wedding and absolutely NAILED them. The band was helpful with tailoring the wedding timeline to our specific requests, while also providing valuable advice about how they suggested the dance sets be structured. Most importantly, the musicians are so talented, professional and kind. It is obvious that the musicians love music, love to perform and want to make the guests happy. After seeing the band live, we saw how unique the band is and how unbelievable their musical range is and knew we HAD to hire them (and have a 10-piece band because the horn section was incredibly fun, energetic and awesome). My expectations for the band were very high, and 45 Riots completely EXCEEDED them. My guests could not stop raving about the band and even my wedding planner who sees all kinds of wedding bands said that 45 Riots was the best wedding band she has seen. Many of my guests prefer DJs but were converted by 45 Riots' performance. The range the band covered our wedding night was insane - from rock music (Bruce Springsteen, U2, Van Morrison and the Rolling Stones) to hip hop, 90's rock and alternative rock. They also had super fun mashups that took us all by surprise. We also hired DJ Eno through the band to play our after party - he was also professional, talented and listened to all of our requests. Overall, I can't say enough about how much I loved my experience with 45 Riots. Simply awesome. | Jennifer E. | Wedding, Gurney's Montauk Resort & Spa | Montauk, NY

Hi Everyone, Groom here. Booking the band was my "responsibility" and one that I did not take lightly. Like many have said on this page, I'm a "music snob" and I think whatever I like is the best - which is correct, I mean just ask me. Anyway after watching YouTube videos from out of touch family members trying to give suggestions, I decided to take matters in to my own hands. Upon finding 45 Riots my now wife and I knew we were on to something. The initial contact with them was professional and prompt. We knew we had to see them live and as it happened, there was a gig at BB Kings. From the first song, they had us. It was just a matter of signing on the dotted line. Every interaction with them was pleasant, every question answered, every concern assuaged. After every meeting or email we knew that we made the right choice. Cut to the wedding. They brought the heat. They nailed every tune. They made old people get up and jam, walkers and all. Classic rock? You got it. The latest Beyonce tune? You know it. Everything else in between. During a mid reception speech, before I even got started I said "Give it up for the band who's been kicking your ass tonight" Classy. But necessary. I'll make this long review short and sweet. If you love music, if you love having your guests get down with it, if you want a musical mullet - business in the front, party in the back- then you have to hire 45 Riots. You'll be happy you did. We certainly were. | Sanford S. | Wedding, Hamlet Golf & Country Club, Commack, NY

45 Riots could not have been more amazing last night--- you had EVERYONE on the dance floor the entire night and guests continuously came up to us to tell us how great you sounded. From the very first song as guests arrived to the very last song of the night, you kept a HUGE smile on our and our guests' faces the entire evening. You couldn't have sounded more incredible or been more fun, and we can't thank you enough! | Maggie C. | Wedding, Guastavino's, NYC

45 Riots is THAT band you want at your wedding. They actually played at my friends wedding earlier in the year and I was sold then!! When we were starting to plan our own wedding we did attempt to look around at bands, and none could compare. Robin and Adam were very prompt and helped us make all the final decisions and wonderful touches. I hyped up this band so much and they did not disappoint!! They serenaded our guests before the ceremony and learned the song that we wanted to walk down the aisle too. The sax and piano was played wonderfully during the cocktail hour. And they all came together for the most amazing time during our reception. Our guests are still talking about our wedding and how amazing 45 Riots were. They have a wonderful energy about them and definitely played off of all the love that was in the room. The lead singers were on point and their personalities came through all night long. At on point, it was as if we had a concert at our wedding. Everyone was dancing and singing all night long to the classic 90's hip hop and R&B that we requested. | Jessica B. | Wedding, Chateau Briand, Carle Place, NY

Thank you so much for performing at our wedding! You sounded incredible, and kept the dance floor full the whole night! We must have received over 100 compliments from our guests. We will be recommending 45 Riots to everyone we know planning a wedding in NY. | Desiree S. | Wedding, New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY

The band was SPECTACULAR! People with potential upcoming events have been asking me for your info for their files, and you’re definitely hired for our daughter’s wedding - hopefully in a year to a year and a half. I wish I had more children so that I could use you even more often! The floor was packed all night, and the band played in a way that appealed to everyone - as you said they would. I was saying to my husband that, in addition to the amazing music, it seemed to me that the band did an unusually great job of being “in service” to the party. They didn’t try to be the stars of the evening, to take over or garner individual attention. No prima donnas here! They were there to guage what the party needed, to make the party the best that it could be - to great success. I can’t say enough good things. I’ll be excited to work with you on our next wedding. Please thank those fabulous band members for us, and let them know that they made the party! And please thank those who played at the ceremony and cocktail hour. Everything was perfect. | Joanne K. | Wedding, Cedar Lakes Estate, Port Jervis, NY

Just a big giant thank you to our band and 45 riots for an unreal Saturday night performance and experience overall. The band couldn't have been better and I'd be thrilled to hire you guys again in a heartbeat. I plan to. And I just have to send a note specifically about David. I'd imagine this comes as no surprise to you, but I really can't say enough about him. He strikes this insane balance of professionalism, passion and warmth all in one and made working with 45 riots seamless, easy and quite enjoyable along the way. I run a business myself, and someone like David is difficult to find. Bravo to you for finding this gem, and please just know how incredibly impressed I was with him and every interaction from the onset til our goodbye at the end of the night. He's seriously terrific. THANK YOU again. And best of luck to you guys. I'm sure you have a busy season ahead! | Lindsay L. | Wedding, Ramscale, NYC

Just wanted to thank you again for everything you did to make our wedding reception so amazing! We have had so many people tell us that our band was the best ever and that our wedding was the most fun ever. You kept a very energetic crowd extremely happy! We were so excited when our wedding planner told us that everyone was already dancing in the first song before they were supposed to and that they had to clear the dance floor before we could be introduced! Thanks again and will definitely continue to spread the word about how awesome y'all are. | Natalie S. | Wedding, Pierre Hotel, NYC

The BEST band in New York. Hands down! They kept my guests happy and dancing all night long. Everyone raved about them and their selections throughout the night. Absolutely worth every dime. Day and Adam made this a seamless operation from the start. Thank you for everything! Highly recommended. | Nicole R. | Wedding, Glen Island Harbour Club, New Rochelle, NY

45 Riots exceed our expectations. You guys were UNBELIEVABLE! We feel so incredibly lucky to have had 45 Riots play at our wedding. Your band played every song variety we could have hoped for! Even though I knew I'd be on the dance floor all night, it was truly the most I've danced at a wedding. Our guests are saying the same thing. | Sarah I. | Wedding, Private Residence, Bridgehampton, NY

We just wanted to thank you so much for Saturday night!!! Our wedding was a blast because of you and your team, and we could not thank you enough!! Also, thank you for honoring the many Billy Joel requests and just generally reading our crowd, no one wanted to get off the dance floor and the boo that dinner was being served / they had to take there seats is a true indication of how amazingly talented you guys are. Everyone is also still talking about the after party having the best dance music ever and again thank you for listening to everyone's requests. | Melissa S. | Wedding, Loading Dock, Stamford, CT

Disclaimer: I work in the record business. I’ve seen a lot of bands at weddings over the years. But, I will just say it…45 Riots absolutely KILLED at our wedding this June! We booked them as an 11-piece band with a 3-pc horn section and have no regrets whatsoever. A few notes: - Not only did my wife and I have the best time listening/dancing but we’ve actually lost count of how many family and friends continue to tell us, over a month after our wedding, how amazing the band was and how great a time they each had. - Other friends have commented that we’ve completely changed their minds on having DJ’s vs. a band at weddings. - One of my groomsmen commented that this was the most he’d EVER danced at a wedding (“times 100” were the exact words he used). As far as working with 45 Riots personally, David and Adam were a pleasure to work with. They were extremely responsive and professional, both in the initial stages (prior to booking) and later on in the final days leading up to the wedding itself. They were especially accommodating in terms of my specific musical tastes (which are diverse but distinct) and they provided plenty of feedback, especially regarding the ceremony and cocktail hour music. David in particular is very personable and is excellent at laying out the various potential band arrangements and associated pricing, so you know what you’re getting and what you’re paying for. Adam on the other hand is an incredible musician and bandleader, just a true professional in every sense of the word who impressed me musically in every way. To avoid sounding too biased, if I could make any suggestions, it would be for them to tag each of their members on their website so that potential clients can see who is who and know exactly who they are booking. Also, it would be great to see more live video footage of the band “doing their thing” on their website. All that’s left is for us to get a “set list" for the evening so that we can make a playlist for future listening! | Ethan K. | Wedding, Roundhouse @ Beacon Falls, Beacon, NY

Must. Use. This. Band. Not kidding, our guests were begging for an encore after they had wrapped up! My husband and I had two goals for the evening: feed everyone really well (check!) and get EVERYONE out on the dance floor (double-check!) - I can't say enough great things about these guys. They spent time with us a few weeks before the wedding learning the flow of the night, favorite songs, processional and recessional requests, and generally what kind of vibe we were going for. They learned our special processional song and played a gorgeous acoustic version of it. They played a very special jazz song by Coltrane during our cocktail hour - incredible! And they even learned several of our favorite songs from college (we've been dating for ages) to play for all of our guests to dance to. Adam (band leader) is super responsive and genuinely cares that you're having a great time - they truly try to accommodate everything you want for your special evening, and they are super into it! They have an amazing positive energy all the time! I would use them again in a heartbeat - in fact, two other brides-to-be from my wedding have already asked for their contact details. Trust me - if you go with 45 Riots, you never need to look or interview another band again. These guys will go above and beyond! (Special shout to Adam and the crew from our night - we loved every second, most of the pictures from that night are of us on the dance floor with huge smiles on our faces. All of our guests absolutely LOVED you guys - thank you, thank you, thank you for being the easiest part of our wedding to coordinate! - with much love and gratitude, Court & Shawn) | Courtney S. | Wedding, Central Park Boathouse, NYC

The Best Band Ever! I could not recommend 45 Riots more. We made a decision early on that the band was the top priority for us, and I cannot imagine making any other choice. Adam and team were extremely responsive and knowledgeable throughout the entire process, listened to everything we had to say and understood our musical preferences. We completely trusted them to take the lead, and we were right to because our wedding was a DANCE PARTY. Our guests were on the floor the entire time, and I still have people coming up to me telling me it was the best wedding band they have ever seen. I had a blast with 45 Riots and they made the night absolutely unforgettable! | Karin H. | Wedding, Liberty Warehouse, Brooklyn, NYC

We as well as our Guests, were amazed and delighted by 45 Riots! We could not have been happier with how smoothly everything went and how great everything sounded. From the ceremony music, to the cocktail music and most importantly the reception – everything was absolutely perfect! Thank you! Many of our guests are more “DJ” people and they could not stop talking about how amazing 45 Riots were, and their ability to perform such current songs as well as songs of all different genres! Thank you so much for helping make our Wedding Day so special and memorable. 45 Riots was an absolute pleasure to work with and helped make our jobs so much easier! We can't wait to work with them again! | Shayna G. | Wedding, Maritime Parc, Jersey City, NJ

45 Riots was seriously SO AMAZING -- they are not only unbelievably talented musicians, but they really spent a lot of time getting to know my husband and I and what kind of music we loved, and what time of reception we wanted to have -- people were up dancing the entire time they were playing, and our guests continue to rave about the band! I can't say enough good things about them -- they really made our wedding unforgettable! | Jennifer C. | Wedding, Loft @ 350, West Orange, NJ

Music, concerts, & dancing has been a HUGE part of our lives. We always dreamt of the day a band would play on our wedding. But we had a small budget - so choosing the RIGHT band meant the world to us. Once we saw 45 Riots live, we were READY TO BOOK! It was the BEST decision we made! Their performance blew us away! 45 Riots are not an ordinary wedding band. More like a touring band, they are fun, youthful, energetic performers that deliver a dance party unlike any other band or DJ. One thing that stands out the most is their incredible band chemistry and modern artistic style. More than just amazing musical talent, their stage presence & swag are incomparable to anything else out there. We’ve seen other bands, and 45 Riots are on another level. They blew all our wedding guests away; we heard everyone, even the non-dancers, didn't finish dinner because they danced all night! Now, they are not just our wedding band, but our favorite local band sharing our NY roots – we’re fans for life and plan to see more gigs! David and Adam were amazing to work with, and made it a joy for us planning our big day. They were incredibly professional and accommodating during the entire process. From day 1, they quickly responded to all our needs, and in the end, totally surpassed all our expectations. Additionally, they are very knowledgeable working with other vendors, and crafting a good wedding timeline. Our venue has them on their preferred list, and now we know why! The most unique feature of 45 Riot performances are their “Mash-ups”. They will start blending & overlapping songs together like a DJ. The “mash-ups” at our wedding caused the dance floor to be flooded the rest of the night. My wife and I were mobbed by an ocean of friends and family – truly unforgettable! Many thanks, and props to the vocalist, who can sing & rap amazingly! Booking 45 Riots was the most important, and BEST decision we made. (TIP: see them live & try to book early) | Jennifer V. | Wedding, Bedell Cellars, Cutchogue, NY

45 Riots played at our wedding in the Hudson Valley for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. They were OUTSTANDING. Seriously, they brought down the house! The female vocalist was OUT OF THIS WORLD and should be a famous artist if she is not already. This was one of the best decisions we made during the stressful wedding planning process. Adam and his team were amazingly easy to work with and accommodating. They learned all the songs we requested and played exactly what we wanted. They really made the night unforgettable. One of our guests started dancing with the saxophone player on the dance floor and the female vocalist came out to sing and dance with the crowd. All of our guests approached the band after the evening to compliment them and complimented us on our incredible choice! If you want a quality band at a good price, this is the band for you! You can't go wrong! | Danielle G. | Wedding, Red Maple Vineyard, West Park, NY

The band was phenomenal!!! We had such a blast. Brian and Dean killed it! Our guests are still raving about everyone. In fact, one of my friends said she's basically emulating our wedding with the exact same music. Leading up to our big day, my husband and I had been told that the mark of a great wedding is when you look around and see the tables are completely empty and the dance floor is completely full. That happened in spurts throughout the night. The last hour however -- the final push -- was like that every second. I can't recommend these guys enough!!! | Melanie F. | Wedding, The Hill, Hudson, NY

45 Riots took our wedding to the next level. The band was amazing all the way through our day from ceremony to the last dance. This isn't your typical wedding band where the members all look as though they'd rather be somewhere else and this is clearly their plan B. This is a group of musicians who clearly love what they do and are damn good at it. The band played everything from salsa to disco pop to 90s hip hop to copious amounts of classic rock that they somehow made dance floor friendly. Our guests raved and had a great time, and so did we. We barely left the dance floor and loved every second of our night thanks to the vibe the band set - upbeat, sophisticated and sexy. We mostly worked with Adam who was lovely, flexible and so helpful. We had some pretty unusual song requests and changed the format of toasts, the layout of the room etc multiple times due to weather and he was there with us every step of the way. He coordinated really well with our venue planner, who also commented on how easy he was to work with. He customized their setup and took so many special requests in stride. You can't go wrong with 45 Riots! Yes, wedding bands are expensive. But THIS band is worth every penny. We blew about 1/3 of our budget on the band and I don't regret a cent, and you won't either. | Lauren C. | Wedding, Liberty House, Jersey City, NJ

Adam and the 45 Riots team were absolutely fantastic to work with! They suited us perfectly as they are very on top of things (we are a bit type-a) yet relaxed and laidback at the same time. They always managed to make us feel at ease, all the through the last dance at our reception. As a couple getting married, you want to look at your vendors and just trust that everything they do is going to be perfect day-of. We 100% had that confidence going in to the wedding with 45 Riots and they did not let us down. Everything we discussed with Adam and the team upfront was delivered. We had a few “less traditional” requests for songs for the ceremony and Adam worked with us to make sure they sounded amazing. He walked us through all of our instrument options and ultimately, made fantastic suggestions that elevated the ceremony! Of course, they crushed it at the reception and we had MANY people reach out to us after to ask about 45 riots to get more information. They are friendly, fun and fantastic and I can’t wait to have another reason to use them! | Jordan L. | Wedding, Liberty Warehouse, Brooklyn, NY

45 Riots absolutely CRUSHED it on our wedding day! We knew that we were going to have an incredible performance, but words cannot even begin to describe just how amazing 45 Riots truly was! They customized our music to fit our preferences -- from greek music to Notorious BIG to Brad Paisley to all the in-betweens! Everyone in the band was beyond professional and SO MUCH FUN! I really cannot express how important it was for us to have such a upbeat wedding- from beginning to end, and we have 45 Riots to thank for that. Our guests told us that they felt like they were at a concert! There is NO question -- if you're looking for the best band out there, 45 Riots is what you want- TRUST ME! Looking forward to checking them out live in NYC from here on out! WE LOVE YOU 45 RIOTS! THANK YOU FOR SHARING IN OUR BEST DAY EVER! | Val K. | Wedding, Liberty Warehouse, Brooklyn, NY

The band truly crushed it and we could not have been happier. We heard from several of our friends that they felt it was one of the best weddings they'd ever been too and specifically many compliments about the band. All around, we were blown away and super grateful for the great energy and positive vibes from the band the all night. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. Thanks again. | Anthony C. | Wedding, Guastavino's, NYC

Mate, you made the wedding as awesome as it was. Everyone was blown away by your performance including us! There was no moment that was ever anything less than perfect. Thanks for paying such attention to the details of what we asked for. Would love to catch you guys playing again in the city. Cheers! | Lee B. | Wedding, Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, NY

Let me be loud an clear, this band will make your wedding day special. We saw 45Riots play in NYC about 1 1/2 years before our wedding. As soon as we heard them we knew we wanted to lock them down, and have them play at our wedding. We had a backyard wedding with 9 pieces and they stole the show - 3 months later our guests are still raving about the music. Being in our late 20's we have gone to approximately 8 weddings (most of which had music bands) this year alone, with a lot of the same overlapping sets of people. Many have consistently told us that 45Riots was by far the best band they have heard. On top of fantastic music, Adam is an incredible manager and leader. From Day 1, he was extremely diligent and consistently followed up to make sure everything was in order and our needs were met. He was clear from the beginning on expectations, pricing, etc. and was very flexible and willing to hear us out. Unlike other bands we looked at, Adam never tried to up-sell us and was as honest as they come. | David K. | Wedding, Private Residence, Fairfield, CT

Awesome doesn't even start to describe our experience with both you and our incarnation of 45 Riots. From the start of the planning process and especially day of you were both professional and easy to work with. I don't know if we can start to describe how excellent the band was during the party. The perfect blend of music which was right on with our taste and kept the party rocking all night. We have had so many guests compliment both the quality and flow of the band from start to finish. Thanks a million times! | Barry F. | Wedding, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Game changers. Good weddings become great with a good crew of family and friends, great weddings become unforgettable with an amazing band. That band is the 45 Riots. From start to finish, Adam (the person we worked with) was extremely attentive to our wants and needs. They were, without question, incredible. Our guests still talk about the 45 Riots. That's how you know they're THE band for your big day! I can't stress enough: Do It. Hire them. | Jonelle J. | Wedding, Monteverde at Oldstone, Cortlandt Manor, NY

Thank you so much for turning up the dial on the party. I received the most compliments about the band. Y'all were incredible. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! | Zac W. | Hospitality & Events Manager, Avenues: The World School | Corporate Event, Avenues: The World School, NYC

45 Riots, and in particular their band leader and manager, Adam Mason are an absolutely incredible band. They are extremely talented, creative, energetic, hard-working, professional, warm, sweet and friendly. It was both easy and a pleasure to work with Adam and his band at 45 Riots. My wife and I had the pleasure of working with 45 Riots for our recent wedding in October 2015 in Brooklyn, NY and were beyond thrilled with their playing and dance party from our big day. Everything 45 Riots play is played with passion and liveliness – from the soft & smooth jazz quartet during our cocktail hour, to the heartfelt musical moments of the first dance and parent/child dances, to the get-the-crowd-up Horrah, to the party-rocking, sweat-drenched dance floor they filled throughout the reception. They made sure that everybody left floating away on a musical cloud with tired feet by the end of the night. We felt so incredibly lucky to have 45 Riots lead and dictate the vibe of the party. They all played & sung their asses off and it did not go unnoticed or under-appreciated. The bass & drum rhythm section were so deep in the pocket all night long, and we loved that the drummer got to sing lead on so many cool tunes. The lead singers were at their peak best, their left-handed guitar-god shredded, and their phenomenal horn duo (great choice on these guys) raged and extended so many jams throughout the raucous dance sets. Not to be missed, so many of our music-loving buddies were also "keyed" in to the super slick & precise keyboardist. We can only hope that all of the band felt the same energy and love beaming back at them from the dance floor, because we were all FEELIN IT big time from the stage!! More than the ceremony (which was heartfelt & emotional), flowers (which were gorgeous) or food (which was deliciously awesome), we by far received the MOST comments and compliments from our fun-loving guests for the UNBELIEVABLE band and music that everyone rocked out to!! | Josh P. | Wedding, Green Building, Brooklyn, NY

We’re back from our honeymoon settling back into our normal lives and just wanted to thank the whole band for such an amazing night. It is impossible to express how happy we were with everything. You guys received endless amounts of compliments, including two of my friends that told me independently, “I feel like I’m at a Phish show”. And although that is a weird statement, in my circle of friends that is the highest compliment you guys could receive. This of course was all planned because a few of the songs requested, Phish also covers. :) Thank you again for everything. We will hopefully see you guys soon at a show or even better, at one of our friends weddings!! | Dan P. | Wedding, Park Savoy, Florham Park, NJ

45 Riots KILLED IT at the wedding. We knew you guys would, but even with all of the hype on our end you exceeded all expectations by a mile! The dance floor was PACKED all night and we can't even count how many guests have told us that it was the best band they'd ever heard. We've already had 4 couples ask for your info so hopefully you'll get a few more bookings out of us! Selfishly we can't wait to see you guys perform again at upcoming weddings. In the meantime, we will absolutely keep up our groupie status and will see you soon! We can't thank you enough for all of your help and hard work leading up to the wedding, and please pass along our heartfelt thanks to the band for making our party absolutely amazing. The music was our top priority from the very beginning and you guys managed to blow us away. | Erin D. | Wedding, Gansett Green Manor, Amagansett, NY

Ricky and I wanted to send over a quick note to say thank you so much for putting together such a fantastic set for us! The music was so fun and everyone has been raving about how amazing you guys were. We had such a blast and couldn't be happier! Thanks again, it was a pleasure working with you! | Stephanie W. | Wedding, Greenpoint Loft, Brooklyn, NY

My wife and I chose 45 Riots as our wedding band and we are so happy we did! It was so easy to work with them during the contract discussion. From the cocktail hour till the closer, it was a truly memorable night filled with such energetic music. Our first dances were magical because of how they performed our requests. The skill and professionalism of all the musicians transformed our wedding from ordinary to extraordinary and so many of our guests told us "The band was awesome!". We know at least a couple of guests who inquired about 45 Riots for their own wedding. In short, it was very easy to work with Adam, David and the rest of the team at 45 Riots, they are amazing musicians and professional in their manner. You will not be disappointed. | Vinay K. | Wedding, Greentree Country Club, New Rochelle, NY

Sean and my wedding was hands down the best night of our lives, and we truly have 45 Riots to thank. This band is just. simply. incredible. From first seeing the band perform in the city, we knew they were all extremely talented and trained musicians with a really broad repertoire and such a fun, exciting vibe. I'm a musician and my now-husband is definitely a music snob, and choosing the band for our wedding was no doubt the most important aspect of this whole thing. And we knew 45 Riots would just kill it. We talked with Adam about our somewhat offbeat taste in music, and the band not only learned but totally rocked several new songs we requested... including our first dance, which turned into an insane jam session with tons of improv and solos as our guests rushed the stage. Our friends are still talking about it, how they felt our first dance was like a crazy rock concert dance party, with guests spilling off the dance floor. And that hora - incredible. Everyone wanted to dance to 45 Riots, can't really get any better than that. We also asked 45 Riots to perform an original piece of I wrote during our ceremony for cello and guitar, which was really special and meaningful for us. We also had an awesome DJ to play with the band during reception who played all our favorite electronic tracks during the band downtime. Just such a creative and talented group of people who can do it all for you, whatever you request. Now it's 2 weeks after the wedding and we are still hearing from our family and friends how amazing our band was. 45 Riots made our night what it was, and we can't thank you guys enough. | Rebecca B. | Tribune Media | Wedding, Lyndhurst Mansion, Tarrytown, NY

Thank you so much for making our wedding such a amazing experience. From the cocktail hour till the closer, it was a truly memorable night filled with such energetic music. Our first dances were magical because of how you performed those songs. The skill and professionalism of all the musicians transformed our wedding from ordinary to extraordinary and so many of our guests let us know what a fun time they had..."The band was awesome!". We know at least a couple of guests who inquired about your band for their own wedding. We hope they reach out to you! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts! | Vinay K. | Wedding, Greentree Country Club, New Rochelle, NY

Adam and co. are incredible. Our guests haven't stopped telling us how amazing the band was and everyone was dancing the whole night! We had some "non traditional" requests (Iron Maiden, i.e.) and Dmitri our band leader/bassist was SO excited about them! They were just absolutely fantastic. Adam was a pleasure to deal with and took every request in stride. Our party was jumpin! We actually recommended them to another couple who hired them for their wedding in February and we can not wait to dance all night to 45 Riots again. | Shaye L. | Wedding, Green Building, Brooklyn, NY

Choosing 45 Riots as our wedding band was the single best decision we made in our entire wedding planning process. 45 Riots rocked the house and kept guests engaged throughout the entire event. My wife and I have quite a range of musical tastes and were impressed with how dynamic and versatile the band was. They played every style of music and knew how to keep the rhythm, timing, flow and tone perfect. My friend at the wedding who just saw one of the actual recording artists songs who the band covered, said 45 Riots played it better! Overall, our guests were enthralled with the bands performance and everyone kept saying the same thing...They aren't just a wedding band, they are a great band that plays weddings! Every single genre of music from hip-hop, mo-town, classic rock, reggae, modern pop & jazz, they absolutely nailed it. Their rendition of Jack Johnson's "Better Together" was chosen for our first dance and could not have been more perfect. | Keith K. | Wedding, Liberty Warehouse, Brooklyn, NY

Tyler and I wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to you and the entire band for making our wedding just perfect. We had soooo much fun and we had so many guests tell us just how amazing the band was and how it was "the best wedding band they've ever heard". You really knew how to keep the energy going and played a great mix of songs. Not only that, but you clearly listened to us at our consultation and played our requests - we loved that and it made the wedding that much more special and personal for us. I know we'll remember that rousing rendition of "I love you, always forever", with all our friends around us singing along, for the rest of our lives. Thank you and we will make sure to pass your name along to any of our friends getting married in the NY area with a great recommendation. | Laura K. | Marketing Manager, Pfizer | Wedding, Saybrook Inn, Saybrook, CT

As a couple that loves music and loves to dance, we knew that having a killer band at our wedding was going to be a very important aspect to our day. As we began our search, Adam and 45 Riots were the ONLY band that offered the opportunity to see them live. I remember seeing them at BB King’s and being BLOWN away. At intermission, Adam made a point to get over to introduce himself and the band in person. From that moment, we knew we were in great hands. Every email, phone call or in person meeting that we had with Adam, David and the rest of his team throughout our planning process made us feel like we were the only clients in the world - and they were probably the busiest vendor that we worked with for our wedding. Picking 45 Riots as our band was, hands down, the best decision we made. The amount of time and dedication they gave to us was incredible. They even learned a song from my husband’s band as a surprise - which was an enormous hit. We could not have asked for anything better from this amazing group of musicians. They took care of any potential worry or stress that we had during the process and on the day and made sure everyone in attendance had the time of their life. Our guests are STILL talking about 45 Riots - and we are hoping our friends and family book them for their weddings. We are now 45 Riots groupies for life and can’t wait to continue seeing them perform live. We would recommend this band for your wedding (or any occasion), 1000 times over! This will be the easiest and best decision a couple can make - do not miss your chance! | Linnae G. | Wedding, Sleepy Hollow Country Club, Briarcliff Manor, NY

It has been three weeks since my wedding - since coming back from my honeymoon, my wife and I have heard the same things from all of our friends and family: "Your wedding band was the best we've ever seen!" and "the dance floor was on fire!" I can't begin to express how pleased we are with our overall experience with 45 Riots. This indescribable feeling that I've had in my head and heart all relates back to the soundtrack of the evening that they performed impeccably. From the songs played as we came down the aisle, the jazzed up cocktail hour, the first dance they learned for us (and executed perfectly), and their range of oldies, pop, and current dance music that kept everyone moving until the lights came on, 45 Riots was the best decision my wife and I made during our wedding planning. There is one thing that will always be a constant with weddings; the band makes the wedding. I can wholeheartedly say that 45 Riots made my wedding the fondest memory of my life and the highlight of my friend's "2015 Wedding Tour." Let them do the same for you - you will not regret it. | Adam G. | Advertising, CBS Television | Wedding, Studio 450, NYC

45 Riots is the greatest band you could ever ask for. From their incredible sound to their wonderful ability to engage party members, they simply take the cake! Their professionalism and kind-heartedness is an extra bonus. I received numerous comments and emails attesting to how awesome they were. I cannot thank you enough for all of your hard work. You kept the party going and made my night incredibly special! | Rachel Y. | Wedding, Temple Emanu-El, NYC

Thank you again for such a great show last night. It was awesome and please send along my praise to everyone in the band. They were superb! | Sarah P. | Manager of Legal Recruiting, Clifford Chance | Corporate Event, Madison Square Park, NYC

I truly cannot describe how absolutely phenomenal 45 Riots was at our wedding. What's amazing is, I had the highest of expectations for and the upmost trust in them...and somehow, 45 Riots managed to EXCEED these expectations. The guests will not stop raving (which...I fully anticipated would happen!) and I will never forgot how much energy 45 Riots injected into the crowd and the dancefloor. Not only will we have lasting memories of how you made us feel, but seeing the expressions on all our friends' and family's faces in their photos just multiplies it!! My loving groom isn't much of a dancer (that's always been my role in the relationship), but somehow on our wedding day, 45 Riots turned him into this break-dancing, ballroom-dancing, fist-pumping superstar. No one could believe it, haha, but the band brought out this other side of his personality! In addition...the string quartet for our Ceremony was 100% perfect. This was a late addition to our contract, and a decision I am so thankful I made. The quartet set the stage for an elegant and romantic service. I had requested a very unusual song for my walk down the aisle, for which there is no sheet music. It's an understated, beautiful song off the "Back To The Future 3" soundtrack (our favorite movie trilogy, but yes, a completely random request). I had expected we'd need to use a back-up option, as there's no way the quartet could learn this so quickly with no sheet, was I wrong. I was absolutely floored walking down the aisle to such a personal selection that swelled as we got closer to my groom. Adam and 45 Riots will truly go above and beyond to make your wildest dreams a reality. Without ANY hesitation I give them 5 Stars across the board, and truly encourage future couples to let 45 Riots knock it outta the park! | Rebecca M. | Billboard Charts Vocal Artist | Wedding, Studio Square Events, Astoria, NY

As soon as we started planning our wedding, my wife and I knew that we wanted music to be the focal point of the celebration. We chose our venue – primarily known for hosting rock concerts – accordingly. I was worried about finding the perfect band much more than I was about any of our other vendors. There are hundreds of great caterers in New York City, but how do you find the right band to capture the vibe of the most important day of your life? Able to nail your first dance as a couple before rocking late into the night, such that your guests are still gushing about it? After getting to know Adam and the rest of 45 Riots, we couldn’t have been more confident that our wedding was going to be everything we were hoping for and more. I can’t possibly overstate the thoroughness and professionalism that Adam and his team treated our event with. There were many logistical details to work through – between ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception – and they remained 100% on top of everything throughout, while providing guidance and insight that helped us structure the evening effectively. We had a lot of requests and a very specific vibe that we were going for, and they couldn’t have been more accomodating. They simply know how to throw a party. During the reception, one guest’s wife remarked that she didn’t know he had such good dance moves. He replied, ”I didn’t either, but this is the best setlist that I’ve ever heard.” It was absolutely wild to see our family and friends dancing all night long and truly having the time of their lives, even those who we never expected to see on the dance floor. On top of all of this, 45 Riots even let me play guitar with them for a song, going absolutely above and beyond to make it an experience that we’ll treasure forever. We simply can’t imagine having had anyone but 45 Riots playing for us that night, and are already trying to find an excuse to hire them again. We may have just gotten back from our honeymoon but attending the next 45 Riots show is already on the top of our to-do list. Thank you Adam, Day, Greg, and the rest of the band for helping make our wedding unforgettable. | Bryan I. | Software Engineer, Tumblr | Wedding, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

Look no further for a band! 45 Riots was amazing at our wedding!! Each musician is incredibly talented and they bring so much energy which is guaranteed to get everyone out of their seats. I received endless rave reviews from all my guests. And working with Adam was such a pleasure. He is very responsive and easy to work with! Thank you 45 Riots!! | Taryn R. | Wedding, Battery Gardens, NYC

45 Riots was amazing! There are not strong enough words to describe how great they were. We had so many guests tell us that this was the best band they'd ever seen at a wedding - we agree. They played everything we asked for, they mixed Spanish and English beautifully, and they pretty much made our wedding awesome. If you're on the fence about a band, go see them play a show. We saw them at BB King's almost a year ago and thank god they were available for our wedding. The right band makes all the difference. They got people out on the dance floor early, they mellowed it out perfectly for dinner, and then they rocked all the way to the end. I wish we could do it all over again, it was so much fun! Adam N. | Wedding, Water's Edge, Long Island City, NY

We ABSOLUTELY LOVED 45 Riots. You guys were the life of our party. Our guests were so impressed, and in fact one couple is reaching out to you to book their wedding as well! The Band was super professional, and a dream to work with that night and throughout the whole planning process. We would highly recommend 45 Riots to any couple that is looking to have a GREAT party. | Carissa P. | Wedding, Bedell Cellars, Cutchogue, NY

I hate to be "that girl" who just gives 5 stars across the board, but what can I say - 45 Riots earned it. Booking 45 Riots for our wedding has to be one of the best decisions we made during our wedding planning process. We worked with the band director, Adam Mason, from the start and he was incredibly professional, friendly, and helpful. We booked 45 Riots for all our music on our wedding day including: - 4 Piece Quartet for pre-ceremony and ceremony music including guitar with vocals, percussion with vocals, trumpet, and keyboard. They customized an all Beatles playlist for us and were absolutely fabulous. When they started playing "In My Life," my processional song, I was nearly in tears from the music alone. - 3 Piece Jazz Trio for the cocktail hour including bass, saxophone, and drums. This served as the perfect background music for our guests while we mixed and mingled. - 9 Piece Band for the dinner and reception including 2 vocalists, a guitarist who also sang, drummer who also sang, bass, guitar, keyboard, trumpet, and saxophone. They played the perfect mix of music for dinner and then pumped it up for the dance floor all night. Our guests had the time of their lives at our wedding out on the dance floor. I don't think it was ever empty and at the end of the night they started shouting for an encore! Even our older guests who don't or can't dance enjoyed the entertainment and complimented us on our choice of band. My family is from out of state and they're already talking about trying to go see 45 Riots play next time they're in town. I can't put into words how great their music is. Having a band, specifically 45 Riots, changed the entire vibe of our wedding into something so over the top and fantastic that I hadn't even imagined how great it could be when I was planning it. I cannot recommend them highly enough. | Lacey B. | Marketing & Business Development, Seyfarth Shaw LLP | Wedding, City Winery, NYC

We knew we wanted a band who would break the mold of stuffy traditional wedding bands and we found it. They captured our style and the style of our wedding perfectly in their music and had everyone dancing til the end of the night. During the planning phase, Adam meets with you and discusses all of your music preferences and based on that, coordinates who will be in your band, who will play during processional, cocktail hour, dancing, etc. Not only are all of the members of 45 Riots amazing at what they do, but they could not have been nicer and more gracious. Do yourself a favor, save yourself the stress and hire 45 Riots right now. | Isabelle D. | Wedding, Brooklyn Winery, Brooklyn, NY

Kristy and I cant thank you enough for being apart of our wedding day. I knew you guys were going to be good but honestly, you guys rocked. So many people after the wedding were raving about you guys. I know all of my guests were blown away with the bands performance. From our first meeting to the last song, you guys were amazing the whole way through. Going through our music preferences, your vision for the wedding couldn't have turned out any better. You played the perfect mix of songs we wanted plus things for everyone young to old to enjoy. To be honest, we were blown away by the performance the whole night. Along with being unbelievable performers, we felt the band was so professional and courteous. It made the wedding that much more amazing to have a band that is so into the music and keeping the crowd involved. Our only regret is that we dont have any other events for you to play! That being said we can and will recommend you to anyone we know that is looking for a band and we will definitely come see a show in the city in the near future. | Brian G. | Wedding, Liberty Warehouse, Brooklyn, NY

We were having a big wedding with a wide range of ages that we wanted to please, and were worried about finding a band that could manage to keep both our friends and our elderly relatives happy. 45 Riots managed that with no problem whatsoever--they knew instantly how to please our crowd and created an amazing dance party that got everyone having a blast. 45 Riots managed to play music that got all the generations out on the dance floor from the very first minute. They moved from a great hora to older but still upbeat tunes to more contemporary songs over the course of the night. Our friends, our parents' friends, and our families were all commenting on how great the band was. My friends were begging for their cards. 45 Riots has amazing energy and fun. And wow, that trombone player!!! We would use them again in a second. My advice for a couple who is undecided would be to go with 45 Riots and not spend a single extra minute trying to make up your mind. They are professional, talented, fun, and really know how to read a crowd and get the energy up. Our dance floor was packed all night. | Emily S. | Wedding, Metropolitan Building, Long Island City, NY

Everyone did a FANTASTIC job! We are getting rave reviews. Everyone is sending notes, stopping by and calling to tell us what a success the party was. They loved 45 Riots, loved the DJ and all the Trios. People loved that there was something different for everyone and were actually sad when they heard they missed seeing every performance. Your partnership through this process has been terrific and you truly delivered top notch service. The employees will remember this party for years to come. They are saying it is the best party we have ever thrown and we couldn't have done it without your team and talent. Everyone on your team should feel very proud. The emails I'm getting are so positive. | Macy's Corporate Holiday Event, Marriott Marquis, NYC

I can't tell you how much we loved having you guys with us on our wedding night! You will not believe how many of our guests are still talking about the band! Everything was perfect from start to finish! The whole experience from start to wedding day was a real pleasure. You really made my wedding planning so easy and enjoyable. I feel so blessed and truly lucky to have worked with you and the band to plan such a fun night for our guests. There are really not enough ways to thank you and give you the credit you truly deserve in making our night so fun, so memorable, and exciting for everyone who was there. Thank you again and I wish you and your band, all the continued success you most certainly deserve. We look forward to seeing you guys play live again and again in NYC. | Karen Q. | Wedding, Central Park Boathouse, NYC

45 Riots played at my wedding this past October and they were everything! Our guests couldn't stop telling us how great the band was and asking how we found them. Even our wedding planner told us they were the best band she’d ever seen – and you know she’s seen a lot! 45 Riots played for our ceremony and reception and they were great from beginning to end. They played all our requests for the ceremony and processional and it was very touching and sounded great. At the reception, they read the crowd well and kept everyone on the dance floor. I couldn't be happier with how our event went and categorically recommend 45 Riots to anyone looking for a band. Not only was the event great, but the lead up was extremely easy as Adam is a consummate professional and instills confidence that things will be great on the day of! | Theresa C. | Wedding, Liberty House, Jersey City, NJ

45 Riots is simply an amazing group of people all around. Every time we see them, even if it's with different people playing, they just mesh so well its unbelievable. They rocked our wedding and even had all the older folks dancing until the wee hours. Adam was so professional and prompt to respond to anything we needed, it was so easy to work with him. We got endless compliments on them from practically all of our guests and cannot be happier that we made the decision to hire Adam and his group for our big day! | Elsie D. | Wedding | Feast at Round Hill, Washingtonville, NY

Having 45 Riots play at our wedding was hands-down the best decision we made for our wedding! For starters, I submitted my contact information on their website and Adam gave me a call less than 3 hours later. Adam was such a pleasure to work with. From our first phone call, I knew I could trust him. The first eye opener was that he was the only band leader (of the dozens I spoke with) who didn't try to sell me on "the more band members, the better." I heard that many, many times from other bands. It was very clear that Adam was very passionate about his work and the quality of music 45 Riots could deliver. He talked me through every little detail and answered my endless amount of questions. That level of care and dedication never stopped throughout the entire process. And the best part, the music wasn't just great, it was absolutely fantastic. Every member of the band was having a great time and created a great energy at our wedding. The dance floor was packed and 45 Riots was the talk of our wedding. I could go on for days about how great Adam was and how incredibly happy we were with 45 Riots. I wouldn't have changed a single thing. | Greg P. | Wedding, Palm House @ Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, NYC

45 Riots brought amazing energy and talent to our wedding. They're professionalism and musicianship is far and above any other wedding band out there. The perfect mix of modern and classic music. I'm sure this won't be the last time I see 45 Riots at a wedding. Book them! | Jared H. | Troutman Sanders | Wedding, Glen Island Harbour Club, New Rochelle, NY

We had 45 Riots play for our wedding on 9/27/14, and we still have people telling us nonstop how unbelievably incredible they were! They had everyone up on the dance floor and were really intuitive at reading the group, so they knew when to play some slower songs or songs for different ages. I can't say enough about how amazing they were every step of the way. Adam was so organized and made me feel so confident that they had all of our requests in mind. It was truly a night we won't forget, in large part to them! | Ali S. | Wedding, Sleepy Hollow Country Club, Sleepy Hollow, NY

People can't stop talking about how amazing the band was. We really had a incredible time thanks to 45 Riots. You guys are top notch; from the very moment we booked you until the moment our guests were shouting "one more song!" I know our group didn't want the music to end. Our only concern was that the dance floor was not big enough...everyone was dancing! We even had guests take your business cards so they can see you play again in the city. I'd recommend 45 Riots in a heartbeat. | Nicole F. | Wedding, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, Pennington, NJ

I just wanted to thank you and 45 Riots for yesterday. Literally every single person in the room was on the dance floor and I truly felt like I was at a concert watching your band members play. They were upbeat, fun, energetic, and truly amazing to work with. Both our event designer and our caterer commented that they have never seen so many people dancing for so long. Adam and I never once sat down at our seats and my mom was shocked that all of her friends were dancing so much. I think it is truly a testament to the talent and energy of 45 Riots. It was such a pleasure working with you! | Samantha R. | Wedding, Monteverde at Oldstone, Cortlandt Manor, NY

45 Riots put on the most amazing performance at our wedding! WeI cannot express how lucky we feel to have had them perform. They made the night for us - all we ever wanted was to host the party of a lifetime and they made that happen! Each of the band members is so clearly gifted and together they are absolutely fabulous! Our guests could not stop raving about the band! Not only did they put on the performance of a lifetime, but working with Adam and the band was SO easy. He was professional and easily accessible throughout the entire process. We would HIGHLY recommend this band - YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!! Thank you again to the 45 Riots for making our wedding so special! | Shannon M. | Wedding, Thayer Hotel, West Point, NY

We had the most amazing time with JJ and 45 Riots at our wedding. I can't even put into words how perfect they were. We could not stop dancing and we heard nothing but compliments from our guests. They were so professional, fun and easy to work with and we would recommend 45 Riots to anyone and everyone! The guys knocked it out of the park for us. They were the talk of our wedding. The band was as tight as we knew they would be but the energy level they put forth was beyond any expectations we had. The band was the engine that made our party as crazy as we wanted it to be and we appreciate the professionalism displayed through every stage of our process with 45 Riots. JJ and his team were pure energy from start to finish and ensured that we will NEVER forget our wedding! | John & Kavita S. | Wedding, Water's Edge, NYC

We think you know how we feel about 45 Riots. You guys are God-like and are so unbelievably good, it's not even funny. So many of our wedding guests said we "hit it out of the park" with the band. People haven't stopped raving about you guys, nor have we. You really did an absolutely incredible job. The ceremony too - the instrumental music was great. | Shaun W. | Wedding, Paramount Country Club, New City, NY

We first heard 45 Riots playing down in the West Village a couple of years ago and knew this would be the band that would make our wedding dreams come true. They were professional, organized, and played every request we had. Their energy was absolutely incredible and their sound exploded into an inexplicable experience that shook the room and everyone in it by the end of the night. Add a dancing trombone and everyone will be their on feet. We had smiles on our faces the entire night and were baffled by how the performance that was flawless from beginning to end, kept getting better. I encourage anyone who is looking for a live band to hire 45 Riots and make their dreams come true. We were lucky enough to hear them at our friend's wedding one month later. Although some of the performers were different, they were equally unparalleled by any other live music we have ever seen played before. We cannot wait to see them again soon. | Robert K. | Wedding, Lippincott Manor, Walkill, NY

Thank you for putting on the most amazing performance last night! I cannot express how lucky we feel to have had you and the rest of the Riots at our wedding. You made the night for us - all we ever wanted was to host the party of a lifetime and you made that happen! Please extend our thanks to everyone in the band - each of you is so clearly gifted and together you are absolutely fabulous! Our guests could not stop raving about you (and you may have seen the excitement on their faces with each song)! Thank you again for making our wedding so special! We will be checking Twitter for your upcoming gigs when we get back from our honeymoon and hopefully will see you soon!!!! Shannon M. | Wedding, Hotel Thayer, West Point, NY

Like many grooms I had the good fortune of being able to sit back as my future wife did most of the heavy lifting of our wedding planning. But when it came time to pick our wedding band something snapped in me and I went into full-on Groomzilla mode. I didn't care about table arrangements or up-lighting or font styles, but I felt adamantly that I needed to find the perfect wedding band that would keep the dance floor packed all night long and have everyone talking the next day at brunch. I channeled my inner Simon Cowell and one by one eliminated bands that I watched videos of online or saw in person until thankfully I eventually found 45 Riots. After watching a video of them online, my wife and traveled from Philly to New York to hear them play live, and that's when I was sure I had found our band. Their musicianship was incredible, their vibe was super fun without trending into cheesy wedding band, and every song of every style they just knocked out of the park. Amazingly, they only continued to impress us from then on. Adam was a pleasure to work with and somehow managed to make coordinating with us out-of-towners and accommodating our requests look easy. Our wedding planner was equally impressed at how professional Adam and the band were and how great they were to work with leading up to and during our event. Most importantly of all, they didn't disappoint on our wedding day as our reception flowed great and the party rocked thanks to 45 Riots. My only regret would be that night flew by me in a blur and it was over too fast, so to whomever reads this: please hire 45 Riots for your wedding....and then make sure I get the invite! | Daniel K. | Wedding, Pomme, Radnor, PA

We used 45 Riots at our wedding at The Garrison Inn. 45 Riots absolutely "made" our wedding. My husband and I love dancing (even if we are not very good at it) and we love music so we knew that the band choice was incredibly important to us. Our friends (who also love to dance and who also love music) were blown away all night by 45 riots. We keep getting cards and emails about how much fun everyone had dancing at our wedding. 45 Riots is much more than your typical wedding band. They are true musicians with amazing talent. They listened to all of our requests and were able to perform very new songs. Plus, you can tell they absolutely love what they do! On a professional level they were punctual, responsive, and very organized. I had phone calls and an in-person meeting with Adam Mason who runs 45 riots. He made specific notes about all of my requests and he called our venue coordinator beforehand to make sure everyone was on the same page. Lastly, Adam and the other members of 45 riots are some of the sweetest people I have ever met. I cannot thank them enough for making our wedding so fun and memorable! | Brooke W. | Wedding, The Garrison, Garrison, NY

We chose 45 Riots for there independent presence and their excellent musical abilities. And we were definitely NOT disappointed! We had such a great time on the dance floor and our friends continue to rave about our band months after the wedding. From the beginning, Adam was very professional and accommodated all of our wishes. On the wedding day, all the band members were incredibly enthusiastic and brought great energy to the party! Thank you 45 Riots for making our wedding day so memorable! | Kim C. | Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College | Wedding, Palm House, Brooklyn, NY

We just wanted to thank you for being the best band ever and for making our wedding absolutely perfect! All of our friends and family keep raving about how great you were and how much fun they had dancing. The music throughout the entire wedding was incredible. Evan and I could not ask for anything more! We were also so happy to work with you throughout the process. You have been so helpful and organized, I really appreciate it! Please let us know if you need any online reviews and/or personal references. Wish we could party with you guys every weekend! Lots of Love! | Brooke W. | Wedding, The Garrison, Garrison, NY

We'll always have great memories of our wedding, and 45 Riots is a huge, huge reason why. First, before getting to how outstanding the band itself was, Adam Mason - the group's musical director - was awesome to deal with, and proved to be an absolute professional. Throughout the entire planning process, Adam was consistently timely and thorough in communicating with us, which was a major help. He was more than willing to bring the band down to Philadelphia, and subsequently went on to accommodate any and all additional requests that we made. It was clear that Adam and the band were open to doing whatever it took to make the night special for us. They all made it easy for us to trust them with our vision for their role in the wedding. As for the music, it was flat-out amazing. Prior to the wedding, we were really impressed with what we had heard from the group when we checked out its music videos, and also went to see one of their shows at B.B. King's. The night of our wedding, though, 45 Riots totally exceeded all expectations. The procession / recession music was done with an excellent touch, and the playlist for the dance sets had a tremendous flow to it, with the band performing a diverse batch of material ranging from pop to R&B to rock, and to rap. They were able to transition seamlessly between contemporary and classic material, putting their own distinct, energetic touches on every song. The musicianship was superb. It was just great to hear a group do its own thing, and be original. In no way was anything cliched, stale, or tired about 45 Riots; their playing was passionate, inspired, soulful, and of exceptional quality. All in all, we couldn't have been happier with having chosen 45 Riots to play our wedding. They came ready to party, and made sure that we and all of our guests did just that the entire night. | Brian S. | Sports Anchor, ESPN Radio | Wedding, Front & Palmer, Philadelphia, PA

I have no doubt that for years to come our wedding guests will continue to rave about 45 Riots! Our guests loved the band and called 45 Riots 'phenomenal, superb, and incredible', to name a few. Since our initial conversation with Adam through the end of the wedding, the entire process was seamless and easy. Thank you for contributing to our special day and providing such incredible entertainment for our guests. | Elizabeth J. | Wedding, Tappan Hill Mansion, Tarrytown, NY

I can't even begin to tell you how amazing you guys were. If there was one thing that my guests were commenting on the most at the wedding and are still commenting on - it is how AMAZING our band was and how they felt like they were at a concert and how much fun they had dancing to your music. Everyone wanted to know how we found you guys, and I let them know they can see you guys play at venues in the city. Most importantly, Chad and I had a blast dancing all night to you guys! We really couldn't have asked for anything more - you guys were flawless from beginning to end. It was the best day of our lives and you guys played a huge part in making the day so great for us! We can't thank you enough! We are true fans of 45 riots, and I'm sure you gained about 140 more at our wedding. | Andrea N. | Wedding, Chauncey Hotel, Princeton, NJ

I had every confidence you would be great, but you guys exceeded my expectations. The best part though was hearing everyone else tell me how awesome they thought you were. Some of my song requests were a bit non-traditional as well, and you performed them perfectly. You helped set the tone for a super fun and upbeat event and kept everyone on their feet. I could not have asked for anything more. Seriously, so great. One of my friends is getting married in March and if she hasn't already, I think you can expect to hear from her soon as well. THANK YOU SO MUCH! | Erica T. | Manager of Project Management, Brooks Brothers | Wedding, Winvian, Morris, CT

Adam and the 45 Riots crew really brought the party to our wedding and completely blew away our expectations, which were admittedly quite high to begin with. The pace, vibe, and overall musicianship were absolutely spot on. Donald, Kim, and Inaya formed an amazing front line and the rest of the band was killer as well. They were truly the defining characteristic of our wedding reception, and they are the first thing everyone mentions when reminiscing about the event. And this is coming from a group of highly discriminating musicians and music snobs! Overall amazing job by these guys and we couldn't recommend them highly enough. | Andrew M. | Vice President, Equity Research at Evercore Partners | Wedding, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY

The Band was fabulous!! I had the best time and my guests did not stop raving about you. What a wonderful group of talented musicians. Every soloist featured throughout the evening, from the guitarist, to the bass player,to the saxophonist and to the vocalists, was teriffic. Let me tell you.."Adele" has met her competition. I know I speak not just for myself but for everyone at the wedding in saying... it truly was a joy to listen, dance, sing along and celebrate with 45 Riots. You have my highest recommendation and I hope to have the opportunity to celebrate with you at future events. Thank You. | Ellen G. | Mother of the Groom | Wedding, NYIT De Seversky Mansion, Old Westbury, NY

I wanted to send along a quick note to let you know how much we enjoyed working with Dmitry and the 45 Riots on Saturday. From start to finish, he was incredibly polite and receptive and I remarked at one point that every single person at the wedding was dancing, which is no small feat! Everyone in the group was wonderful and really on-top of their game. | Riva P. | Events Manager, Bedell Cellars | Wedding, Bedell Cellars, Cutchogue, NY

We would like to thank you for the band's amazing performance!! Joe & I felt that music was one of the most important parts to putting together a great wedding celebration. 45 Riots was the perfect band for the job. All of our guests are still talking about how great the music was. As a bride & groom, there is nothing better than having a crowded dance floor. You guys kept the dance floor going all night. We look forward to seeing you guys live again & will be sure to refer our family & friends to you. | Danielle S. | Wedding, Red Maple Vineyard, West Park, NY

The best. The absolute best. After speaking with Adam and seeing 45 Riots live, there was no way were were not hiring them. They turned out to be, and we knew well before the wedding, the best part of our wedding, by far! You can't imagine how much they will contribute to your event! Adam is incredible--professional, responsive, accommodating, creative, friendly, fun... everything you could ask for and everything you didn't know you wanted in a vendor. We met many times at 45 Riots shows before booking and even more after. Our innumerable communications beforehand left me incredibly comfortable with and excited for the big day. There aren't enough words for how amazingly talented, fun, professional, party-rocking the band is. Day was incredible at getting the families and wedding party together for our entrances and rocked the stage the whole night. Adam even set up a salsa set with Willy and band...they were the perfect addition! Everyone was so much fun, and our guests haven't stopped complimenting us on how incredible the band was. 45 Riots should be the top and most in demand band in NYC for everything from small gigs to classy cocktails to all types of weddings and parties! | Lauren L. | Torchlight Investors | Wedding, Riverside Church, NYC

45 Riots and Adam were perfect for our wedding. Their ability to mix recent hits with oldies pleased our friends and families alike. We were a bit concerned about some of our song requests because they weren't the most popular songs, but the band pulled them off easily and sounded amazing for all of the other songs they played. Our guests were raving about the group for days afterwards. Adam, the band director, was very easy going and we had multiple planning sessions that made us feel at ease leading up to the reception. He even offered to help us find a new venue when ours fell through by working his network of places throughout the city. We can't thank them enough. | Kyle S. | Business Development Manager, Clifford Chance | Wedding, Atrium DUMBO, NYC

Adam and 45 riots made our reception into the best dance party/night of our lives. We had seen them perform a few times before, so we knew how professional and accomplished they were - but they rose above our high expectations. I just can't say enough about their musicality. Their range is incredible, including a set of Salsa music that had everyone on the dance floor. I could go on and on - each song was better than the last. We had a few musicians as wedding guests, and many telling us afterwards how amazing the band was. They also made planning so easy - there's enough details to worry about, and they didn't add any stress at all, just the opposite! I wish we could get married again just so I could have 45 Riots perform. We will definitely be attending their shows around the city for years to come!! I cannot recommend them highly enough. | Clare O. | Wedding, Studio 450, NYC

45 Riots is AMAZING!! They made our reception memorable and so much fun! We received compliments from all of our guests on how great the band was. The band was recommended to us and when we went to their showcase we knew they didn't compare to any other band. It was a pleasure to work with Adam. He is responsive and collaborated with us on the set list. We HIGHLY recommend 45 Riots for any wedding or event. They read the room and play excatly what the crowd wants. Stop what you're doing and book them today! Thank you 45 Riots! | Daniel M. | Wedding, Battery Gardens, NYC

THANK YOU for an incredible performance. You guys were frigging RIDICULOUS. I've literally had at least 10 people tell me you guys are the best band they've ever seen at a wedding, and EVERY guest I've talked to has complimented you in one way or another. Your setlist was perfect, the playing was spot on, and the energy was just unmatchable. As you could see from the crowd's reaction, you guys KILLED IT. I definitely plan on coming to see you guys play downtown when I get back from my trip! | Ethan F. | Writer & Comedian | Wedding, Metropolitan Building, NYC

Everyone is still talking about how amazing our band was! From the piano & sax keeping it smooth at the cocktail hour to the 8 piece band throwing it down at the reception - 45 Riots absolutely rocked our wedding. The biggest compliments came from our venue's catering manager and maître d' when they simply said, "Your band is great!" (Keep in mind they hear band after band, weekend after weekend!) Adam was great to work with from the very beginning. What a pleasure it was to work with someone who took our ideas, made them better and then came through on our big night. The volume was perfect, our vocalists were brilliant, the song choices were spot on, they all looked great and who can go wrong with the best dancing trombone player in the biz?!?! They are a true band made up of pure talent, not just a group of musicians put up on a stage. Anyone planning any kind of party, do yourself a favor and bring these guys on. 45 Riots was a huge part of our enormously successful wedding reception! They had literally everyone on the dance floor. We can't thank them enough and can't wait to chill with them at their next NYC gig! | Matthew D. | Coordinating Producer, Inside Edition | Wedding, Hyatt Regency, Jersey City, NJ

Thank you so much for playing our wedding. Of all the vendors we dealt with, you were the most professional and most responsive. The guests at our wedding had an amazing time and they couldn't stop telling us about how great you guys were. Sarah and I were especially pleased with the special requests you were able to fulfill and your take on our first dance song. Also, your performance may result in future clients as we've received several inquiries. We didn't get to hear too much of the strings during the ceremony invitation because of our preparations but the processional and recessional we're played well (as well as the request "Simple Gifts"). Thank you again for making our event so special. | Jeff M. | Wedding, Yale Club, NYC

From hearing the band on the 45Riots website, to booking them, to having them perform at our wedding, my husband and I were never disappointed. This band is THE band for your wedding. They made our night complete with a superb mix of professionalism and sheer musical talent: from Elvis to the Killers, this band can do it all! Donald was the perfect host on the microphone and he got the party going with the rest of the band. I don't think one person for the last hour was sitting at my wedding - everyone was on the dance floor! If you are looking for a band for any event, check out one of their live shows when they play in NYC, and I promise after the show there will be a booking for 45 Riots in your near future. | Tanya S. | Partner & Director of Sales, R3 Energy Management | Wedding, 3 West Club, NYC

We were so lucky to be able to organise our wedding from the other side of the world in Australia, and miraculously, everything went perfectly on the day. The ease of booking and professionalism of 45 Riots is outstanding. All logistics, song requests and timings were effortlessly handled by Adam. Adam was even there at the ceremony to make sure everything ran smoothly! This was an added touch we didn't expect. All in all we would have paid much more for this service and still would have been just as thrilled. Our ceremony was intimate and beautiful; the perfect sunny day in Central Park was sandwiched between two rainy ones! As Beatles tragics, we just loved the sound of Colin's acoustic as he played awesome covers of some of our favourite tunes. His voice is just killer, and we thought it was incredible that he could bring us all to tears with no PA or microphone at all! We simply can't imagine our wedding day without the incredible tones and talent supplied by Colin of 45 Riots. Each of our carefully chosen songs was played so perfectly by Colin, we could have listened to his guitar and fantastic voice all day. He really had a rockstar quality about him and we both feel exceedingly privileged to have him perform for us on our wedding day. | Louisa M. | Wedding, Central Park, NYC

We used 45 Riots for wedding recently and I had to write a review for these guys because they were absolutely amazing! I lost count of the number of people telling us how awesome this band. We worked with Adam, who plays as well, from start to finish and he was so great to work with. He was responsive, so professional and really flexible in terms of meeting us when we wanted to go over details etc. He took the the time to get to know us andy what type of music/vibe we wanted. Because of that, he knew the right musicians to place for the event. We 45 Riots for the ceremony, cocktail hour and the reception and they tailored each performance for us, as we wanted cocktail hour to have a bossa nova/samba flair to it, since my husband is from Brasil. For the ceremony they used a piano and a saxophone, which sounded incredible and unique. For our reception, the amount of people out on the dance floor spoke for itself. They way they made current songs "their own" and got everyone excited and moving was fantastic. Something notable about this band, contrary to a lot of agency bands out there, is that they have been playing together for years - they know each other and have such a natural chemistry in the way they play their music and it just puts them on a whole other level. These guys are the real deal, you will not regret using them! | Maryanne M. | Property Manager, General Investment & Development | Wedding, Harmonie Club, NYC

My husband and I could not be happier with our choice of 45 Riots to play at our wedding. Adam was professional, responsive and accommodating throughout the process. He provided great suggestions based on what we were looking for, and was very available by phone. He is quick to respond to emails, and thoughtful in his replies. Finally, the band was AMAZING at our reception. They did a great job learning the songs we requested, but also paced the night well in terms of type of music played. Guests raved about the band all night, and everyone danced until the last moments of the evening. They got the party started, and really kept it going; we were incredibly impressed with their consistency and energy level. 45 Riots has a diverse range of talent and is a powerhouse group for any occasion - we are thrilled they were such a huge part of our special day. Thanks! | Marianne C. | Psychologist | Wedding, Westchester Country Club, NY

We cannot thank you and the rest of 45 Riots enough. After hearing endless accolades from our loved ones and dancing our hearts out, we can say with certainly that you rocked our wedding! From the moment I heard my cue of "Here Comes the Sun" during the ceremony my tears fell. At one point Eric said he wouldn't have picked such an awesome band if we had do so much mingling! We obviously did get the opportunity to dance like crazy which is exactly what we wanted for our wedding. We wish we had another party to plan this year so we could book you guys again. We love you! Thanks for making our wedding off-the-charts awesome!! | Tara D. | Wedding, New Rochelle, NY

We went to see 45 Riots at a live club show in Greenwich Village, and we knew they would be perfect for our wedding. 45 Riots did a tremendous job and everyone was extremely impressed by their talent, musicianship and energy. They were even able to do some country songs with my new brother-in-law as a last-minute special request. Adam is very dedicated and professional, a pleasure to work with throughout the planning process. | Rachel L. | Concert Violinist | Wedding, Castle-on-the-Hudson, Tarrytown, NY

We wanted a fun and dynamic dance party and 45Riots delivered. Our guests cannot stop raving about how amazing they were. They kept everyone on their feet and even learned a song as a surprise for the groom. Adam was extremely responsive and a pleasure to work with. They were truly the best band. We are still coming down from the high of our wedding, but I couldn't wait to right a raving review for you and the rest of the band. Words can't express how happy we were with the performance. It was absolutely perfect from beginning to end. The latin singer was a perfect addition and I really appreciate you making that happen. The ceremony is a blur for me, but I hear the music was great then too! I am not exaggerating when I say that everyone came up to us to say how fabulous you were. We did a lot of research when picking a band and it really paid off. Thank you for being so accessible and accommodating. It was a real pleasure to work with you and I would be happy to speak to any prospective clients who are looking for a reference. We look forward to seeing you preform out in NYC very soon. Please pass along our sincere thank you to the rest of the band as well. | Natalie R. | Wedding, Roosevelt Hotel, NYC

Picking 45 Riots to perform at our wedding was one of the best decisions we ever made. Having a live band was at the top of the list for us and these guys were perfect. Every single person we speak to after the wedding always comments first about the band! "The band was SO good!" "How did you find the band?" "I can't believe they played that song." "That was awesome!" "You will never see me dancing again..." Adam and JJ were AMAZING. They were so kind and professional throughout the whole process. After our last face to face meeting the week before the wedding we didn't have to worry about a single thing. Everyone was on time, everything was set-up, all the timing worked out with the restaurant manager regarding dinner, etc. etc. etc! We didn't have a wedding planner or coordinator so this was very important for us. We were able to enjoy ourselves and the music and not worry about a single thing. Once the band started we couldn't stop dancing. They were perfect from start to finish. We can't wait for another opportunity to have 45 Riots play for us again someday! | Jenn C. & Bert L. | Wedding, Brooklyn Bridge Park & Grand Harmony Restaurant, NYC

We are still coming down from the high of our wedding, much of which was due to the incredible job 45 Riots did at our wedding. The band was rocking all evening long and our oversized dance floor was packed with our guests the whole time. We couldn't have been happier with the song selection and the energy that the band gave off. Your communications throughout the entire wedding process were amazing and provided us with much comfort and relief that we had hired such quality professionals. Thank you for being there the day of when we had concerns about the power. We were able to figure out a solution and we had no other issues throughout the evening. Many of our guests inquired about 45 Riots since the wedding and we are eager to recommend you guys to everyone we know. | Adam L. | UBS Financial Services | Wedding, Glen Cove, NY

45 riots were beyond amazing!! They are not your typical cheesy wedding band - they are a truly amazing, artistic, versatile band that I plan on continuing to see live even after my wedding! I have become their biggest fan! They were such a pleasure to work with, they were so responsive and receptive to our ideas, and most importantly their music is amazing!! They truly made our wedding the most amazing day ever! It has been over a month since and I still have friends and family telling me that it was the best band they have ever seen! If you are looking for a band I highly advise you to look no further - they will not disappoint! | Sarah M. | Supervising Producer/Director, Left/Right Productions | Wedding, Battery Gardens, NYC

45 Riots completely nailed it, bringing so much energy and entertainment to our wedding. Whenever we look back on our reception, we will always remember it as incredibly fun, mainly because we were pleasantly surprised that SO many of our guests were on the dance floor for SO much of the night. That’s all thanks to 45Riots. Adam (the band leader and bassist) read the room perfectly and the band delivered an amazing performance - song after song - which got the crowd pumped and kept them there.  Not only that, they were able to play so many different genres and each sounded incredible. And while they rocked the house, they were also very professional and looked buttoned up, which was important to us as we had a black-tie NYC wedding. Plus, Adam’s knowledge and guidance leading up to the wedding was beyond helpful for us.  His immediate responses to emails/calls (which is so rare in the wedding industry), his incredible attention-to-detail and his patience in explaining how the night would unfold helped us feel confident during one of the most nerve-wracking and chaotic periods of our life. While some of our other vendors ended up being "all talk," 45 Riots followed through with impeccable execution! In fact, after the last song, our crowd was so amped that they chanted “ONE MORE SONG,” which of course the band delivered to end the night on such a high note. We wholeheartedly recommend 45 Riots. You will not be disappointed!! | Kashmira P. & Alessio D. | Wedding, Capitale, NYC

We and all the guests were blown away by you guys! I can't tell you how many people asked us where we found you. I don't know if people think there is some secret to finding a great band because they seemed blown away with my answer: a google search. If anything, someone complained that you guys were too good so she didn't ever get to sit down and talk to people because she felt compelled to be on the dance floor the whole night! You guys sounded amazing but also were great at guiding the night along smoothly. I felt totally comfortable just sitting back and having fun and didn't even think about what was coming next or if I needed to do anything. This was because I knew you guys are just a great band, but also because you have been so attentive, responsive, and helpful throughout this whole process - I felt total trust you would deliver a smooth and energetic performance. Couldn't recommend you guys highly enough! I think I was off the dance floor for like a total of half an hour one you guys got started. My dad's only complaint was that you guys didn't play Fun's "We Are Young" that was on our request list. But we agreed that if that is the biggest problem of the evening, we did quite well, haha. I'll definitely send along any photos that show you guys in action. Also, wanted to apologize for making you guys learn the Sonny and Cher song for us to sing with you and then chickening out. I just thought everyone was so amped up dancing that it would be a shame to interrupt the fun and energy. Thanks again for everything! | Lauren F. | Digital Producer, International Rescue Committee | Wedding, Metropolitan Club, NYC

45 Riots was contracted for my daughter’s wedding reception in September of 2013. This band is all about high quality music and vocals. I found them to be highly accommodating in planning, polite, and thoroughly professional. Not only does 45 Riots have the utmost quality of musical talent but they also are gifted with the ability to engage the dance floor audience. This group knows how to sophisticatedly entertain. 45 Riots is FUN! | Duncan R. | Wedding, Lebanon, NJ

From the first dance to the last fist pump, 45 Riots was truly amazing at our wedding. The dance floor was full the entire night, and the band fed off of the crowd’s energy to provide an unbelievable experience for everyone. It’s three weeks later, and our guests are still raving about the band. Our number one focus of the wedding was to have our guests smiling and dancing, and 45 Riots delivered. The night was perfect and the music was incredible. Thank you all for providing such a memorable experience and making our wedding so special. | Cecily R. | Wedding, Lebanon, NJ

45 Riots not only met our admittedly high musical expectations for our wedding but blew them away! They simply ruled the reception and we’re forever grateful. We had a number of special requests which they handled extremely well, they kept people on their feet during dance sets, and they knew how to keep up the atmosphere while also bringing things down a notch during the meal. In addition, I am an amateur musician and as a surprise, I wanted to sing a song to Alice and play a guitar solo with the band. 45 Riots not only learned the song for us but worked with me in the studio before the wedding to perfect the performance - it ended up being one of our highlights and the band was enthused to have given me the opportunity. All of our guests came away telling us how great the band was and we couldn’t have agreed more. In addition, 45 Riots were extremely professional in our meetings prior to the wedding and ensured they not only fulfilled our requests but also had suggestions for us on what to do when and what to play when. They really were a pleasure and we couldn’t recommend them more highly! | Chuck H. | Producer, Anderson Cooper 360 | Wedding, Interlaken Inn, CT

Miriam and I had our dream wedding in April, and 45 Riots was a huge part of what made the day so successful and special. They are unbelievably talented across a wide range of music. The evening started with some jazz standards and Motown classics before we had our first dance to "Maybe I'm Amazed" by Paul McCartney, one of my all-time favorite songs that I was a little nervous asking for. They absolutely nailed it, and we loved how Day, one of the singers, went all-out for every part (if you know the song, you know what I mean). The whole evening, JJ blew the roof off with his guitar, Sherma had such a beautiful voice (she and Day were both so great), John killed it on the keys, and Adam and Josh's rhythm section kept everyone's necks snapping and butts wiggling. By the end of the night, we had rocked through Al Green, Ella, Jay-Z, Biggie, Bowie, MJ, brand-new Justin Timberlake, and many more, all done extremely well, not as just covers but as musicians having a great time playing great music, with a joy and energy that kept everyone out on the dance floor having a blast the whole time. Since that night, we've heard "no, really, that was the best band I've ever seen at a wedding" repeatedly from our guests, and we couldn't agree more. You will have a truly amazing party if 45 Riots is playing. But there's a second aspect of the band that we can't praise enough: their absolute professionalism. Adam guided us through the whole process, always responded quickly to our emails, and gave us thorough, reassuring answers to every question we asked. They worked with us to find the right lineup for our budget, and were able to accommodate us with zero problems for a couple of last-minute issues we had forgotten until the week of the wedding. The day of, their sound engineer arrived super early to get everything set up and sounding great for both the ceremony and the reception. They kept the hora, dances, and speeches moving at just the right pace and timed their short breaks perfectly. Just a completely smooth experience from end-to-end. Planning a wedding is stressful, and we are so thankful to Adam and the group for simply taking any worry about the band off our plate completely. They were the perfect band for us, and they'll be amazing for your wedding, too. | Jason & Miriam F. | Wedding, Liberty Warehouse, NYC

I know everyone hears from their guests that they had "the best band ever," but often it's just something guests say. However, in the case of my wedding, my guests weren't just saying it - 45 Riots is the best band out there and unlike any other band my guests or I have ever seen. They put on an incredible show that months later my guests are still talking about. What makes 45 Riots special is that they are unique and it comes from the fact that they started out by playing NYC clubs and as they evolved they started playing more formal affairs. They take what makes them successful playing nightclubs in the city and adapt it to a formal, larger affair - they bring the same energy and passion and the same amazing performers from a small club in Greenwich Village and amplify it in an appropriate way. They know how to read a crowd perfectly and played music that my 86-year old grandfather was dancing to as well as songs that my friends in their 20s and 30s were jumping around to - and often, all generations were sharing the dance floor at once. I had to move my wedding to a new venue three days before the wedding and Adam and 45 Riots did not miss a beat. Originally we were in one location for both the ceremony and reception, but our new plan consisted of two venues a short drive away and the reception was now at a two story space, with cocktails and dancing downstairs and dinner upstairs. On such short notice, Adam visited the venues the day before the event to ensure he could have both venues and all elements covered with the proper musicians - ceremony, cocktails, dinner, dancing. And everything went off without a hitch. Adam is flexible, creative and solution-oriented, not to mention a talented bass player with an incredible eye and ear for other talented musicians - I couldn't have asked for a better band leader in planning not one, but two weddings! 9 (4+5) Reasons 45 Riots Is The Best Band: 1. They LOVE what they do - all of them clearly love their music, and that shows through the energy and effort they bring to the party. 2. The amazing talent of the performers - between memorable guitar solos and incredible vocals, your guests will be blown away. 3. Adam's professionalism and creativity. 4. They are versatile - whether in a Greenwich Village club with 15 people watching or a Black-Tie affair with 250 people, they get everyone dancing. 5. They have fun when they perform - and as a result all your guests will, too. 6. They learn any personal, meaningful song to personalize your event and bring their own style to it. 7. They have a deep, diverse library of songs they already know and play - all with a touch of their own unique style. 8. They are flexible - on a day's notice they can adjust the entire schedule for the day, the order of special moments and songs, and deliver seamlessly. 9. They are unique - you will not see another band like them at any of your other friends' weddings. | Joanna & Dan M. | Communications & FP&A, NFL | Wedding, Carlton Hotel, NYC

Elegant solo pianist for ceremony / Classy jazz trio for dinner / Energetic party band for reception - 45 Riots does it ALL. They are a well oiled machine. Recommended by a friend, we hired 45 having never heard the band live. But when our wedding day arrived we were blown away! Adam facilitated from the very beginning and even though he was not playing, he was very organized and made sure everything we asked for was accomplished. He even showed up at the end of the night to congratulate us, having come straight from another 45 Riots performance which ended earlier, and which we knew about when we first inquired thanks to his transparent communication. The band leader/guitar player JJ was a beast! He helped keep things on schedule for our big day, and had a positive attitude which was infectious. Not only does he shred on the guitar, but during the height of the dance party I knew exactly what song my bride wanted to hear. While he was playing I walked up to JJ and screamed the name of the song to him. He gave me a nod and without skipping a beat, they went right into it for the next track. But the skills didn't stop there, every musician in the band was amazing. The singers had tremendous range, the rhythm section was unbelievably tight, and the keys were spot on. They kept the party going and gave us a night we will remember for the rest of our lives. I would recommend 45 Riots to anyone, with a huge roster of musicians and with such an eclectic song book, Adam can put together the perfect evening for any occasion. If I could do it all over again, there is only one thing I would change... I would add an extra hour of dancing! | Sam N. | Wedding, Glass Houses, NYC

Our first encounter with 45 Riots was at an industry event in New York City late last year. I was instantly impressed with the range of musical selection and energy of their performance that evening. In the months following I connected with the band's director, Adam, watched them perform live several more times in venues throughout the city, and hired them to perform at my wedding. 45 Riots offered a unique experience that is incomparable; they are not your typical wedding band! The band is talented, engaging, and skilled at drawing even the least confident dancer to the dance floor! Their performance at our wedding was incredible and I would highly recommend 45 Riots! Adam, Chris and I truly appreciate your professionalism and responsiveness. It was an absolute pleasure working with you and we look forward to seeing 45 Riots perform in the future. | Rashida M. | Account Specialist, Citigroup | Wedding, River Vale, NJ

Booking 45 Riots was the best decision my husband and I made during our wedding planning process. We wanted a band that wasn't a typical wedding band - that would play the mix of classic and modern songs we love without any of the usual cheesiness that we've seen at other events. 45 Riots created the exact atmosphere we were hoping for, playing all the songs we loved and even learning a handful of unconventional songs that were important to us. The band was fun and engaging but really focused on entertaining us through great music and perfect song transitions. Both our friends and our parents' friends raved about the music afterwards and many remarked that it felt like being at an intimate concert. We would recommend 45 Riots again and again and would be happy to share our experience with anyone interested in learning more about the band. | Devon & Dan M. | Wedding, Bryant Park Grill, NYC

Getting the perfect music for my wedding at the Palm House was the most important element on my list of wedding preparations. Working in the recording industry and having a large number of musicians and recording engineers in attendance, I knew that my wife and I needed a band that would be a show stopper. Simply put, 45 Riots delivered. First of all, while they did perform at my wedding, calling 45 Riots a “wedding band” would be a great disservice. Adam and his crew hold down weekly gigs in the Village, and we were sold after catching them in the club on a Monday night. There was no need to set up a showcase (even though he offered to do that), and we watched them play versions of songs from every genre that sounded better than the record. 45 Riots played an unimaginably energetic set throughout the evening. The band had four singers, a horn section with a break-dancing trombone player, and an incredibly tight rhythm section. One after another, guests told me that they had never before witnessed that quality of musicianship and an ability to transcend genres at an event like this. Adam and the band even went as far as learning an original song I had requested for our first dance, which I sprung on them two weeks before the event. People were dancing from the minute the band went on until after almost all of the shuttle busses had left. We actually had to call the driver back to pick up people, because the party was still going near midnight and no one wanted it to end. I have no doubt that 45 Riots can play better, tighter, longer, and more energetically than any other band you might consider for an event. It would be a disservice to your party not to book them. | Nathan R. | Audio Recording Engineer, Brooklyn, NYC | Wedding, Palm House at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, NYC

Every time we revisit our wedding, Christina and I continue to be impressed with how much 45 riots shattered every expectation. From the father-daughter song to the wedding party announcements, our guests were blown away not only by the energy you created but also by the quality of your performance. Those two attributes rarely intersect so perfectly. Additionally, we loved that you were not the typical wedding band, but were able to deliver on all of the elements of one. My wife was so touched on how you were able to have great energy but also tone it down to address the softer moments of the wedding whether it was the first dance, quiet dinner music, slower songs for the grandparents, or announcing the sendoff at the end of the night. And how can we forget that you literally brought the ceiling down?!! This deserves mention on your site - a portion of the ceiling at our reception failed (due to faulty plumbing), water leaked on top of the band mid-set, and the instruments were soaked. I can't believe that within 25 minutes the band reset the sound and entire stage in another part of the room, wiped down the instruments, and started rocking out if nothing happened!! People like those members of 45 Riots are rare; we were extremely fortunate to have them at our wedding. It must also be said that our relationship with 45 riots was not limited to the reception. In the months leading up to the wedding, working with you was such a pleasure. You are a professional in more ways than one and business leaders, not just wedding vendors, could learn a great many things by working with you. We don't think you will need luck or testimonials, but please add everything mentioned here to the website and feel free to give potential clients my contact. After they get off the phone with me their choice will be made. | Jess & Chris C. | Wedding, Indian Harbor Yacht Club, CT

Everything was perfect - exactly what we envisioned and hoped for. Frankly, that alone speaks to the service you provide - that with so little back-and-forth you were able to understand our request and provide what we were asking for. I'm very impressed. The musicians set the ideal tone - beginning with solo violin at the ceremony and continuing with the classical trio during the dinner party. Again, thank you for everything. It will be our pleasure (and my mission) to recommend you to others. | Steven S. | Publisher, Sophisticated Weddings Magazine | Wedding, Pierre Hotel & Park Ave Autumn, NYC

You guys were phenomenal, truly first class. In the weeks after the wedding, the most common compliment we’ve received (other than how beautiful the bride looked!) was how great the band was. I was really given only one task throughout the planning process: find a band. After googling “wedding bands nyc”, I was pretty disappointed with the options that came up. It was a lot of your cookie cutter operations, where the energy and passion was lacking and it seemed like they were just going through the motions. After we came across your videos online, then saw you guys live, I knew we had our band. Your ability to read the vibe of the room, play off each other, all while emcee’ing the event, was flawless. It was the first wedding I’ve been to where more people were on the dance floor than at their tables for the ENTIRE night. On a personal note, I want to thank you for letting my brothers and friend sit in on the Stone’s song, it was a truly memorable part of the night. We will definitely be bringing our friends and family to check out your shows in the city so we’ll see each other again, but thanks again for making the entire experience easy and unforgettable. | Chris & Laura L. | NBC Universal | Wedding, Westchester Country Club, Rye, NY

How many ways can I say how AMAZING the band was? 45 Riots rocked the house. Everyone was dancing all night. They were, undoubtedly, the highlight of the event. Elan was an outstanding front man. He took control, worked it as an emcee, and led some of the best live music we have ever heard. In addition, we had a few catering hiccups and through communicating with Elan, he was able to get the band back playing during a lull in the serving that saved the momentum of the evening. Again, we were over the moon. They all were amazing and made for a rockin' party that had EVERYONE on their feet. | Alecia O. | Wedding, Montgomery Place Orchards, Red Hook, NY

45Riots was AMAZING! I can honestly say they made our event perfect. The band was very easy to work with, always quick to answer questions and offer suggestions, and so much fun! Would highly recommend this band to anyone from corporate to social events! If you don't have them at your event, you are truly missing out! | Michelle C. | SVP, Events - Digiday Media | Publishing Awards Gala, City Winery, NYC

The clients LOVED you guys. They were very happy, which made me very happy!! It was all perfect! Thanks for all your effort! | Carl S. | Creative Director, Shackman Events | Nobel Biocare Corporate Event, Chelsea Piers, NYC

You guys made the party. Jon and I spent hours searching online and listening to videos and I am thrilled that we opted for you. All we wanted was for people to dance until 1am and that they did! Please add me to your mailing list. We would love to see you guys again. Also, I cannot tell you how many people I gave your name to. I hope you get lots of business! | Jane G. | Director of Design & Sales, Shawn Warren Design | Wedding, Parrish Art Museum, NY

Everyone loved the band – they were amazing – beyond what I thought it was going to be even though I’ve seen you guys perform several times already! We were so very happy with you guys and will definitely be writing a great review! Everything was on time and ready to go. We loved LaShonda and Colin did a great Led Zeppelin number during the dinner that everyone just absolutely loved. I cannot say enough good things about the beginning to end of everything. Every single song they did they crushed and we were all just blown away by how amazing every person in the band was! And of course Donald is just unbelievable – he was out in the crowd getting people going and his voice is so versatile he can really sing anything! Worth EVERY penny. | Cristiana N. | VP, BNP Paribas | Wedding, Atrium at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, NYC

I wanted to express our gratitude to 45 Riots for contributing to the success of our 50th Anniversary Gala. You guys rocked the party as expected. I loved that the dance floor remained packed the entire evening. Although I warned the chapter how amazing 45 Riots was, I don’t think they knew what an experience they were going to receive. I’m working on creating another event so that I can personally have the experience of 45 Riots again and many of my chapter members were expressing to me that they would be using you for their future events. Yeah!!! Thank you again. Deirdre B. | Chairperson, Jack & Jill Foundation, Suffolk County | Anniversary Gala, Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury, NY

45 Riots was fantastic!! So many people told us - unsolicited - how great our band was, how much fun they seemed to be having, and commented on the individual musicians - it was really a highlight. JJ kept everything going as planned, worked well with the venue director, read the crowd well - he was a hard-working guy that night! We had a really great time and really enjoyed working with you guys, start to finish. | Karen & Bill M. | Corporate Communications Director, Stroz Friedberg, LLC & Author and Journalist | Wedding, Shore and Country Club, Norwalk, CT

I cannot thank you enough for this past weekend! You and your band were AMAZING, as always! You were great at reading the audience and keeping everyone on the dancefloor! Everyone on your team was on time, a complete pleasure to interact with, and of course, TALENTED! I only wish I was able to spend less time running around and more time enjoying the music! I got a TON of positive feedback from the clients and I overheard a few guests exclaiming as well! Can't wait to work with you again soon!!! | Sarah G. | Event Planner, Brilliant Event Planning | Wedding, Trump Soho, NYC

It would be no exaggeration to say that Esyllt and I were both blown away by the quality of your musicianship. When I decided that I wanted music to feature heavily in my proposal, I had no expectation that I would be able to find a band who would perform the piece in such an accomplished way. Esyllt and I still talk now about how beautifully you had arranged the music, and how you all managed to create the perfect mood for the evening. Esyllt says that it was the best version of that song that she had ever heard (and she has listened to it a lot!!). I also cannot thank you all enough – each of you without exception – for being so warm and kind towards both of us throughout the evening. Your high level of service, combined with your unquestionable talents, made for an unforgettable experience. | Gwion L. | Landmark Chambers, UK | Marriage Proposal, Ramscale, NYC

I don't think we can even thank you enough for the amazing performance 45 Riots gave. Dan and I said throughout the wedding planning that if all else fails, we know the band is going to be awesome. You guys were the best!! And the wireless guitar was such a hit. We loved being able to show him off around the place. Thank you for being so great to work with throughout the planning process. Everyone is still talking about you guys. We will absolutely recommend you to everyone we know! | Sarah B. | Segment Producer, Late Show with David Letterman | Wedding, Metropolitan Building, NYC

45 Riots was absolutely amazing! Having a great band was at the top of our "must-have" list for our wedding, and 45 Riots did not disappoint. We were hoping for a wedding that was high-energy and a party that wouldn't quit and that's exactly the type of performance 45 Riots delivered! They were certainly not the typical wedding band, but were able to appeal to all our guests, young, old and everything in between. We are still getting compliments from our friends and family about how great our band was and how amazing the singers' vocals were. Prior to the wedding, Adam was quick to respond and easy to talk to to discuss my questions and concerns. Come wedding day, all of our requests were fulfilled and executed beautifully. 45 Riots has given us one more reason that our wedding was the best night of our lives! | Sloan & Stephen W. | Wedding, Sleepy Hollow Country Club, NY

What better way to keep the party going than with a great band? 45 Riots was rockin’ with such a contagious energy level we were like moths to a flame as we mozied on over to the dance floor. | Excerpt from a published industry blog | Mikkel Paige Photography | WeDoNYC Industry Holiday Party, Tribeca Rooftop / 360, NYC

It is one of the most memorable weddings we have ever shot from beginning to end. Such a lovely, kind and sweet couple. We ended up staying until the very end, dancing for hours non-stop thanks to the amazing band 45 Riots and leaving drenched in sweat & smiles. We will never ever forget this magical wedding. | Excerpt from a published industry blog | Chellise Michael Photography | Wedding, Metropolitan Building, NYC

Robert and I just wanted to express our gratitude to your band 45 Riots for making my party at Yankee Stadium so memorable. My guests and I danced the entire night away in the Delta 360 Suites. It's rare that you have a party and everyone is on the dance floor but the band knew how to get and keep my party going. My guests and I are still bragging about how wonderful 45 Riots were. I only wish we had a video to have the opportunity to hear and see you guys again. Robert and I plan on coming to Greenwich Village in the near future to see you perform. Thank you for your professionalism and continued follow-up, and for making my day as special as it was. Looking forward to the next time. | Deirdre B. | Event Planner | Robert B. | CFO, NY Yankees | Birthday Party, Yankee Stadium, NYC

I wanted to let you know that I was very impressed with your performance at the party in December at Yankee Stadium. You performed wonderfully and were very easy and professional to work with leading up to the event! | Anne V. | Manager, NY Yankees Non-Baseball Events

It was a surprise birthday party for me. The phrase that says “the party is only as good as the band” is so true. They were great - our guests never sat down! The country club staff said they were the best band ever at the club. | Joe G. | Birthday Party, Huntington Country Club, NY

Jenni and I thought you and your team did an awesome job! We loved the performance. I especially liked the improv rap during the bridge. The musicians were both talented and professional. It's not easy pulling off a U2 song (especially for a die hard fan like Jenni) and you guys did it well. | Phillip G. | Marriage Proposal, Central Park, NYC

Recently while coordinating a large event, my clients informed me that they wanted to use 45 Riots as their band. Throughout the planning of the event Adam was incredibly helpful, giving insight as to the flow of the evening, and suggestions to make the timing of food and dancing most conducive to a formal, fun affair with lots of dancing. On the day of the affair, the sound coordinator for the band arrived in more than ample time to set up the dancing area, and coordinate with me the amount of space and fixtures that the band would need. This was incredibly important and very helpful! Even though there was a snow storm, each and every band member arrived on time, and ready to perform, flawlessly! During the event, all guests thoroughly enjoyed the music provided by 45 Riots. The event began with a solo pianist during the cocktail hour, followed by full-band mellow mingling music, and ended with high energy music in a variety of genres. The musicians of 45 Riots are true artists. There is nothing that they can’t play and their energy and fun personalities keep the crowd dancing and partying. There are very few cover bands who take ownership of the music that they produce. 45 Riots re-creates music of all eras and styles with their own extremely high-quality style. I highly recommend 45 Riots for any affair. I wish that I had known about them when I planned my own wedding. | Kathy Gelbman | Founder/Designer, Sparkle and Ink, NY

We had such an amazing time. You guys sounded incredible! Everyone was raving about the band. We'll come see you guys in Greenwich Village soon, for sure. All the talent in the room last night was really something special. We want the band to know how much we appreciated them. You guys rock! | Patrick and Natia M. | Riverdance Cast Members | Wedding, Battery Park Gardens, NYC

I've worked with 45 Riots for many years now and must say they are the best there is. From private parties to live club events, they have a powerful sound that will get people dancing and having a good time. Not only do they put on an incredible and memorable show, but they conduct themselves with professionalism and ease that makes working with them a pleasure. They are a must for your next event. | Rory G. | Loft Party, Heineken, NYC

We have used 45 Riots at our annual fund-raisers and were very pleased with the group that they put together for us. The music was great. There was something for everyone and the band's enthusiasm brought everyone to their feet dancing the night away. It couldn't have been better. | Dr. Regina P. | Birthday Party, Central Park Boathouse, NYC | Various University Private Events, NYC

From the moment we heard them play, we knew we had to hire them for our wedding. We went to hear them a few times in Greenwich Village and they were always so friendly, professional, and performed with such passion. They are not the average "cover band" at all and instead make the songs their own with their unique sound and talent. Throughout the planning process Adam answered all of our questions in a prompt manner and was extremely accommodating in meeting our requests. Their performance at our wedding was absolutely amazing! Friends and family to this day rave about what a great band they were, as they played a variety of music that appealed to our guests of all ages. They did a terrific job in engaging the crowd. I highly recommend this band - you will not find any other sound like them. My husband and I did consider other bands but none had the full sound, talent, and personality of this one. | Tipsuda K. | Wedding, Westmount Country Club, NJ

I was with some friends who were at our rocking summer "Fischfest." We were reminiscing about the whole day from the weather to the food, drinks, and most of all, the music. I felt like my backyard was transformed into a great Greenwich Village club, just with some stars in the sky adding to the ambiance. You guys were all I could have asked for, from prompt to organized, efficient, and prepared. I appreciate the time that you put in to creating the playlist, and especially in accommodating us when we asked you to improvise with some on the spot requests. You did a helluva job. Give my best to the guys. Hope to you see you again soon. | Bruce F. | CEO, Golden Touch Import Group, NYC | Summer House Party, Warren, NJ

The female a cappella vocalist was wonderful and we loved her performance. It was an honor and a privilege to have her as part of our big day! So many guests complimented on how beautiful her voice was. We appreciate working with you and are really appreciative to hear from you post wedding. We wish you much continued success and please extend our gratitude to your vocalist! | Geneva S. | Wedding Ceremony, Landmark on the Park, NYC

WOW cannot even BEGIN to describe how awesome the 45 Riots singer/guitarist was!!!!!! Thanks to him, we still cannot decide which was more fun - the wedding reception or the after party!!!!!!!!! He knew all the perfect songs to play. He MADE the after party and it's all thanks to you. | Sarah P. | Founder/Event Planner, Brilliant Event Planning, NYC | Wedding After-Party, NYC

It was so much fun! The performers were a band called 45 Riots and they were dead on - the band performed like there were a million people in the audience. The lead singer even pulled my roomie onstage and made her dance. They played all the right songs and we knew all the words. | review of a Greenwich Village, NYC nightclub where 45 Riots has held a 6.5-year weekly residency.

The client could not speak more highly of you all! Thanks again! | James A. | Founder, Paparazzi Proposals, NYC | Marriage Proposal, Brooklyn Bridge, NYC

The band 45 Riots was rocking, playing a mix of today's top 40 with some older 90's rap, and even some classic MJ. And I swear the set went on forever - at least an hour. There were a few people dancing, and pretty much everyone singing along. Definitely worth the $5 cover charge. | review of a Greenwich Village, NYC nightclub where 45 Riots has held a 6.5-year weekly residency.

Lincoln Center made the perfect backdrop for this beautiful proposal. Throw in an amazing guitarist from 45 Riots and everything was perfect. Michael contacted Paparazzi Proposals wanting to create a simple and beautiful proposal at Lincoln Center, and with the help from our friends at 45 Riots this proposal was set! | James A. | Founder, Paparazzi Proposals, NYC | Marriage Proposal, Lincoln Center, NYC