The Bachelor Boys Band is the function band that is not a "Function Band".
With regular showcase performances and a free demo CD you can see and hear them live before booking them, and pick and choose the size and configuration of your dream band. These full-time professional young musicians focus squarely on getting your night up and jumping, but without the cheese. Best of all, they are self-managed, so they are much less expensive than other bands in this quality bracket – you are not paying any agents or middle-men! Pricing from $1980 - $5200, depending on band size.
We used their team out of Richmond. Adam, the coordinator, really had it together. Excellent attention to detail/logistics, perfect follow-up.
The band crushed it! Great music, perfect attitudes. No one hit on my sister.
I cannot imagine a more perfect evening. Every part of the music was perfection, ceremony, cocktails, and dinner – it was a trifecta! I wanted to take the time to mention each part because all exceeded any expectations I had, but the dance floor must be called out above all else. Every song they played was a hit. I don’t know if they had a set list in mind beforehand or if they were catering to our crowd on the spot, but it definitely felt like the latter. People never left the dance floor – and when I say people, I mean all generations of people. The evening was the most fun I’ve ever had and aside from my new husband, the music played the biggest part of that. And Tim, was such a pleasure to work with beforehand getting everything going – I can’t say enough positive things about my whole Bachelor Boys Band experience. They made a huge impact on our night and we will forever be grateful!
My (now) husband and I went to a showcase about 6 months before our wedding and watched the Bachelor Boys play. We loved how flexible the configurations were, how much fun they were having onstage, and how the upbeat music brought the room to life. The booking process was incredibly easy, we paid our deposit online, and then received our own profile page that we could update throughout the planning process to give the band a sense of details, timing, song preferences, and the vibe we were hoping to achieve. A week or two before the wedding, Adam scheduled a call with me to talk through details, where he provided recommendations on how to get the best value out of the sets and how to schedule breaks, etc. The day of the event, the band set up with no issue and played several amazing sets. We had a relatively low budget wedding, and the band was the most expensive component (though still very affordable as far as live wedding music goes). I have to say, it was 100% worth it. We had folks on the dance floor from beginning to end of the reception, and a few guests (and I, the bride) ended up taking over the mics for an impromptu rendition of Wagon Wheel. Overall, our experience with the band was extremely positive and I would recommend them 100 times over.
There are a lot of pieces that go into making a wedding successful but on the top of that list is the music. If you nail the music, you will most likely have an event that you and your guests will have a great time at. So do yourself a favor and make it easy on yourself and book the Bachelor Boys Band for your wedding. As you’re probably aware, the process starts with providing the band with a framework for what kind of music you would like played at your wedding. This band couldn’t have been more on point with what we envisioned the music to be at our wedding. Not only was the song selection fantastic, their technical ability, singing, and execution was amazing. When the band performed, the dance floor was never empty. They somehow achieved a song selection that every person in the room knew and wanted to dance. No song felt tired or trite. No matter what generation you’re from, the band was able to get you out onto the dance floor. Every guest’s first compliment about the wedding was how great the music was. We had a guest who is a band promoter so he knows live music well and he had the highest compliments for their performance. We also hired the band to play acoustic entrance music for the ceremony and a quartet for the cocktail hour and it was elegant and perfect. Music aside, the band was a pleasure to work with during the planning process. They were professional and dedicated to understanding what we wanted for our wedding and they executed perfectly. Book NOW - AMAZING!!!
The Bachelor Boys are even more than they advertise. They are complete professionals. We received more compliments after our wedding about the band over any other detail. Everyone wanted to know who they were. From the moment we first saw the band at the Windup Space in Baltimore, Tim could not have been any easier to work with. They were easy in their details, were able to figure out an absolutely perfect set list, and helped keep the pace of the night. As the night was coming to a close the band just continued to get even better. We only wish we could have had them play even into the after party! Please don’t miss an opportunity to use the Bachelor Boys. They are the absolute best.
The band just played our daughter's wedding at the Valley Country Club. Mike made the planning easy, and helped tailor the evening to be special for my daughter and SIL. As soon as the toasts ended, the band kicked into gear. The rest of the night was full of energy, fun and dancing. They were AWESOME! Our guests kept calling for encores. Bravo! Hire this band!
Bachelor Boys were everything we hoped for and more! They already knew songs we really wanted and learned whatever songs they didn't and every single one was amazing! Their website made things incredibly easy to manage and organize. They thought of every little detail so we didn't have to worry for a second that something may be overlooked. The level of talent these musicians have is incomparable! I grew up surrounded by musicians and was beyond impressed. Easy going, laid back and extremely professional all in one affordable package!
These musicians are consummate professionals! For our wedding, my husband and I went with the whole shebang and hired the 8-piece band to include the horn section. They were incredible! Tim is so meticulous and conscientious and was very easy to work with. Our venue was at a farm and he was able to solve potential issues with power and sound and also made some great suggestions for the ceremony music. Next the jazz band played during cocktail hour and they even brought out the stringed bass which I always love. Then came the reception and they blew everyone away. We requested some non-traditional numbers (Tom Waits) and they just nailed them! Guests could not stop raving about them and were amazed throughout the day as they just kept bringing out more and more instruments and more and more musicians! They are so incredibly talented. I cannot recommend them enough.
We received so many compliments on how great the band was. They even agreed, at the last second, to let us continue the party for an additional hour (with payment of course, but we really appreciated the flexibility). Would definitely recommend!
Booking the Bachelor Boys was the easiest decision we made throughout the entire wedding planning process. We had seen them perform multiple times while my sister was planning her wedding. They did an absolutely amazing job for their wedding so when it came time to plan ours, the decision was already made! We worked with Andrew who made the entire process seamless. He called two weeks before the wedding to run through every detail and even made sure he had pronunciation right for each of our bridal party members. Andrew manages the entire flow of your reception from introducing the party, prompting speeches and toasts, down to planning the perfect amount of dancing & down time for the party. The band learned our First Dance song and Father Daughter song which they performed beautifully. Both songs sounded even better than I could have imagined. They crafted the perfect playlist from just a few simple questions of what we like and don't like. One month later, our guests are still talking about the how great the band was. It's the first thing we hear from them! You cannot go wrong with this group!
I was referred to The Bachelor Boys band by another friend who used them for her wedding. I had over 15 recommendations and several quotes at the time I made my decision. They were affordable and from their website and videos, plus my friends recommendation, seemed very talented. I was slightly nervous since they were less money but decided to book anyway! I am NOT disappointed with that decision. From the moment I requested more information all the way to the wedding day, The Bachelor Boys band, answered all of my questions in a very timely manner. On the wedding day, they showed up early and were able to set up/find everything they need with minimal assistance from my coordinator and the venue. The band members were very talented and had the dance floor packed all night! I would definitely hire them ALL over again!!
We couldn't have been happier with the Bachelor Boys as our wedding band. They were so talented, played the perfect selection of diverse / danceable music with very little guidance from us beyond vague descriptions of things we like, and were hugely easy to work with. Our dance floor was packed all night and everyone had the best time.
Everything was absolutely amazing from beginning to end. The Bachelor Boys Band is THE BAND you want at all your events. We hired them for our wedding and we had the most unforgettable evening, with music that we loved as well as our guest. The band tailors everything around you. They are nice, they are easy to work with, and they are excellent when they perform. If you are looking for a band, search no longer, you have found the best one there is. And if they were not awesome enough, they will also work with you on your budget and offer you pricing that is highly competitive!
The Bachelor Boys Band made my job as event coordinator for Coastal Virginia Magazine's Best of Party so easy. My job requires me to book bands for many of our events and they were by far the most organized, with attention to detail band I have worked with. Their communication was excellent from start to finish. All of our party guests loved them and I would most definitely hire them for another event. Thank you!
They were awesome from the moment you book to the very last song. The demo songs on their site do not do them justice - their energy is seriously incredible! We had a smaller wedding (90 ppl) and they kept the dance floor full all night long. The lead singer was amazing and Mike is so easy to work with. I was so worried about set up and logistics and all that and they just take care of EVERYTHING. You won't regret sharing your big night with them :)
As event planners, we have had the pleasure of working now with Bachelor Boys Band at several weddings. Every time a client hires them, we know they are in good hands. Leading up to the event itself they have excellent communication and respond to any concerns promptly. They are very organized, precise, and professional. Their online event planning tool is a wonderful way to ensure that both my clients, myself, and the band is all on the same page. The day of the wedding itself always goes off smoothly. They arrive on time, are flexible with the setup, and help keep the flow of the event moving. Best of all they keep the dance floor packed with their energetic performances. We have worked with various members of this band, and each one does a stellar job. If you are considering a band for your event, Bachelor Boys Band is one you want to check out.
We had the Bachelor Boys for our April wedding, they did sound for ceremony, MC'ing, and music. Mike was very easy to work with, the sets were just what we wanted, and the band even worked with us to arrange a version of Queen for our first dance. Can't recommend them enough.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about the Bachelor Boys Band. I discovered them through linked vendors on my photographer's (http://michaelwillphotography.com/) blog. The local showcase is what sold me. I loved the ability to customize the size of the band to fit our budget. Andrew really walked me through the process and helped immensely with our reception schedule. I was clueless when it came to making a list of songs and with the limited information that I provided about the types of music and vibe that my husband and I wanted, they perfectly captured what we wanted without even knowing it! Everything went without a hitch and I wish that I had another occasion to book the Bachelor Boys Band and to relive the whole night. They created a fantastic atmosphere and wedding experience. You will not regret booking with them.
The Bachelor Boys were awesome! We would hire them again in a heartbeat. We went with the 8-piece band option and they were really phenomenal. Everyone at the party asked us who the cool, funky band was and wanted to know how we found them. Not only were they great musicians, they were also kind, flexible, and adapted to last minute changes without a fuss. We highly recommend if you're in need of a band in the DC/MD/VA area!
This band takes your party to a whole new level of professionalism & fun! We hired them for our wedding (7 people) and they helped us with a parade, played during cocktail hour, MCed the reception, and rocked our our dance party. They were amazing from the planning to the completion and I would recommend to anyone who is thinking about a band. They will be a great choice and can customize to your likings for size, style, and music types.
Wow, what a night! There are no words to describe the exceptional job that the BBB did. Mike was our main POC and was responsive, thorough, and easy to work with. He answered all of our questions and suggested ways to make our event run more smoothly. He coordinated directly with our venue, alleviating a lot of stress for us.
We hired a six piece band and were so happy with the musicians who performed: Timmy- Guitar/ Vocals/ MC, Amber- Vocals, Zach- Bass, Liam- Sax, Savino- Keyboards, Mike- Drums/ Consultant. They worked seamlessly together, playing a variety of music from '50s to today. Every single song sounded fantastic. Our guests were dancing literally the whole night; the energy the band exuded was contagious. They truly looked like they were having fun along with us. They had easy transitions between sets and had our choreographed dance music ready to go.
Bottom line: We really could not have found a better band. BBB was professional, fun, extremely talented, and a pleasure to work with. They were a bargain for the services we received! My husband and I truly could not have been happier; this review really does not convey how much we enjoyed the band. You will feel the same way when you book them.
Obviously there are a lot of things that go into a fun wedding but band is among the most important and we could not have asked for a better band! Even though our reception was an hour longer than usual, it felt short as all of our guests danced all night long. We got so many compliments for the band and so many people told us that night and since how much fun they had. The band is really the heart of the party and this band was above and beyond awesome. The band attended to every odd request, including learning the cult classic Birdhouse in Your Soul despite its ridiculous number of key changes and unlikelihood of ever being requested again. My family friend is a professional trumpeter so I asked the week of the event if they were okay with him joining them for a few songs. Even as dubious a request as this was met with enthusiasm, and his performance with them was unforgettable. Things like this made the night so special. They say you barely remember a thing about your wedding, and that's mostly true for me, but I did manage to stow in my memories of the day the wonderful energy and performance the band put on, and my sheer inability to avoid the dance floor despite the myriad responsibilities I perhaps should have been attending to as "bride". Every person I come across from now on who needs a band for any reason I will promptly direct to BBB.
AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!
Working with Tim and Rachel and the 8 piece band was one of the easiest and best decisions we made for our December wedding. The dance floor was packed the ENTIRE night and our guests are still raving about the band. Seriously - I wish I could attach pictures and a video in here to show you how amazing they are.
The Bachelor Boys also provided a three piece jazz band for our cocktail hour which was perfect. The music filled the room but was quiet enough for people to enjoy a conversation and catch up.
We also had Tim MC the entire night, which I would HIGHLY recommend. Tim used our provided timeline and kept everything on schedule and stress-free. Even when the band had to take breaks, the music that Tim chose to play kept the dance floor packed.
10/10 you guys!
A friend of a friend recommended them, but I was nervous about a band. I went to see them live and they were amazing!!!! I had to have them and they did not disappoint! They were perfect. Easy to work with, organized, responsive & they rocked!!!
The Bachelor Boys Band is the ultimate personalized wedding band. They played for our wedding over Labor Day and were a huge hit with our guests. The band coordinator (Adam) was extremely responsive throughout the process of selecting bang members and provided wonderful recommendations for the mix of instruments and singers. Their musicians are highly skilled and wonderful performers. Cannot recommend them enough. I suggest going to a live showcase performance well in advance of your wedding date so you can select the vocalists and musicians that match your taste in music. They also arranged our string quartet we used for ceremony and cocktail music - they were fantastic as well.
Absolutely fantastic performance. They made our wedding reception a party, especially later into the evening as the real "partiers" hit the floor. Weeks later people are still asking me about this band! Were able to perform each and every song we asked them to well. Andrew was an excellent MC for the reception. If you have the funds to get these folks--do it. You will not regret a single penny spent.
The Bachelor Boy Band played our wedding on Nov. 5th in Washington DC and they were absolutely amazing! My guests are still are talking about how wonderful the music was. The whole night the dance floor was packed!
We went to see the Bachelor Boys Band at Ioda in Arlington to see what they were like and everyone I was with was dancing that night. I knew that I had to have them play our wedding. The wide variety of songs and the energy of the band was great.
The whole process of working with the band was easy. Colin was very responsive and they provide a personal website where you can provide details to the band. They really listened to what was important to us for our wedding and maximized the time for dancing. They even leaned my favorite song for me which made it that much better!! I can't wait to have another event where I need a band so I can have them play again!
AMAZING!! They are very well priced, super communicative, flexible and you can go see they play live! They helped me pull off a surprise at my wedding: They hid the actual female singer behind a curtain (Rachel) while I lip sang Beyonce's Crazy in Love, it was hilarious :) #beyhive We chose to have an 8 piece band with 1 female and 1 male vocals, plus a lot of brass, it was superb!!!!! They also MC'd for us, everything was on time, and perfect!
The Bachelor Boys were one of the best things about our wedding. The band had people on the dance floor all night, and they rocked the place! When planning the wedding, they were friendly and very helpful. They learned two songs specifically for our wedding, and they played just about everything I listed on the planning worksheet page. And depending on how many band members you want, they aren't that much more expensive than many DJs. Can't recommend them highly enough!
We were able to get a the sound we wanted with some special requests for songs. The dance floor was packed the whole time!! My husband is a musician and it was the #1 element of the wedding that he wanted to take control of. We went to a handful of showcases in the area and this was the obvious choice. Everyone has been complimenting the band since the wedding. Thanks guys!! You totally rocked out for us!
Simply the best! Bachelor Boys Band played for my daughter's October 1st wedding. From the moment you first make contact with Amber they will take care of you. They will let you know where you can hear the band play and that will seal the deal! They are simply the best! Classical for the ceremony, jazz for the cocktail hour and non-stop dancing after the reception! They take care of everything...even your special requests, great to deal with and absolutely the best fun band! Everyone raved about them!
The Bachelor Boys Band was amazing! Everyone said it was the best band they heard at a wedding.
We shopped around and went to a lot of showcases before seeing BBB at their showcase. We knew after their first song that they were the band for us. Each musician was talented and were able to play a wide variety of songs. More than their musical talents though they seemed to genuinely have fun while playing.
During the wedding they did a great job of setting the mood. Also they were true professional when handling our request. They mixed an MP3 for the father-daughter dance that was perfect and played only the genre of music we requested for the cocktail hour. We could not recommend them more. Every interaction we had with them was great.
Words cannot describe how happy we are with the Bachelor Boys Band for our wedding on 9/17/16!! We read great reviews about them so we went to see a showcase in Arlington, VA right after we got engaged. We were so impressed that we booked them the next day : ) We picked a 6 person band for the reception and a keyboardist for the ceremony. We were able to provide a list of songs we loved and the band played almost all of them. The band did a fantastic job keeping the dance floor alive and our guests could not say enough great things about the music and talent of the band members. During breaks the band DJ'd which was great as well. Our guests are still asking for the name of the band 10 days later! We chose to have the band (Tim) MC the evening and this was great for keeping the event flowing smoothly. You should look no further, the Bachelor Boys Band is the best in town!!
Bachelor Boys Band was amazing to work with (shout out to Adam & Amber who made planning and all day of details so easy). In the beginning of my planning, I told my husband that I was fine with a dj or band. He insisted on a band and we went from there.
I honestly cannot imagine my wedding day without Bachelor Boys Band. From my ceremony music, to MCing, to learning a special acoustic version of Beyonce's Love on Top for our first dance - I was blown away. The amount of compliments I received on the band was unbelievable. They truly made our day the best day.
The administrative side was incredibly organized, and the band was so much fun at our wedding ceremony and reception!
From start to finish, I couldn't have asked for more! Adam and Mike were very professional and accommodating throughout. The night of was FABULOUS!! Everyone had so much fun! If they didn't, it was their own fault! I would highly recommend the BBB to anyone looking for a band for an event!
Bachelor Boys Band was amazing!!!!!!!! They were fantastic to work with during the planning process and unbelievable playing live (even in 95+ degree barn with no air conditioning). Everyone raved about them after the wedding!!! By far the best music I have experienced at any wedding I have been to. I could not be happier with my decision to book them for our wedding and would highly recommend them!!
Go to one of their showcases before booking them to see their styles of music and all of the different combinations of instruments that play. This will also give you a good idea of what a three piece verses 15 piece band looks and sounds like... You will not be disappointed! We went with a three piece band for our ceremony, four for our cocktail hour, and 8 for the reception. They ROCKED the house and the dance floor was literally never empty the entire night! Tim and his associates were so helpful, flexible and understanding from beginning to end. Money WELL spent. I would happily hire them again for any events we have in the future!
We had the Bachelor Boys Band play at our wedding, and they were amazing! Amber was very responsive throughout our planning process, and she did a great job as MC. The band was fantastic and even learned our first dance song. Matt and Amber had amazing voices, and the other musicians blew us away. We received so many compliments from our guests. They played exactly the kind of music we had hoped for, and our dance floor was packed all night long. At the end of the night, our guests were chanting for "one more song" and the band stayed to play an encore. We would absolutely book them again.
I knew I wanted a classy jazz band at my formal wedding who could play many genres of music. The Bachelor Boys Band blew me out of the water with their professionalism, communication, and eagerness to make my wedding music what I had always dreamed it would be. We had the pianist play at our cocktail hour and our MC, Frank, was outstanding and had the guests dancing the whole night! I absolutely recommend this band!
Adam and the band were great! Adam answered any and all questions very promptly! All the details were finalized a week before the wedding. The day of the wedding we had a violinist and pianist for the ceremony and they played 2 modern songs and made it sound amazing! For the rest of the night we had a 6 piece band and they were great! Our lead singers were Najwa and Matt, Steve also sang. They sounded great! People were on the dancefloor all night. Post wedding, people keep telling us how great our band was. My cousin-in-law just booked them for her wedding after she went to ours. I can't say enough great things about them!
Our experience with Bachelor Boys Band was absolutely, 100% amazing. Adam was so helpful coordinating everything leading up to the day, and the band itself blew us away. Since BBB is a "franchise" band, you get a different set of people depending on where you're getting married. But, BBB provides tons of helpful videos online so you know what and who you're getting, and we couldn't be more pleased. (And, the price is very reasonable for the quality!) Everyone was professional and laid-back, and understood exactly what we were going for in terms of the kind of music and the vibe we wanted. They even learned some songs for us - including an original lullaby my dad wrote me as a baby that they played for our father-daughter dance, as well as some acoustic versions of songs for our ceremony - and executed every single song flawlessly. They had the dance floor packed all night long, and we got so many compliments from guests of all ages. We had the time of our lives thanks to BBB, and cannot recommend them enough.
We worked with Andrew as our main contact and he made everything throughout the planning process simple and enjoyable. We live in Boston but were planning a wedding in Pittsburgh, so we were definitely in need of people who could be helpful and keep the planning as simple as possible given where we were living. We based our decision to hire the band off of a recommendation from our reception venue coordinator, as well as from the band's phenomenal reviews online. We had a 7 piece band with Vince as the lead singer/MC. Everyone in the band did an amazing job the night of the wedding. Our dance floor was packed (which is exactly what we hoped for!) and people kept talking about how great the band was. I would absolutely recommend this band!
Bachelor Boys Band are everything one could hope for in a band. Perfect experience. Very professional. Very fun group.
The Bachelor boys band does not disappoint! Adam helped us customize our wedding from ceremony music to the las song. They learned a few news songs to highlight our Polish and Irish heritage. Also, we booked a fiddle for the band, which was amazing. They played everything from Neil young, Jackson 5, daft punk, and the list goes on... It was definitely a highlight of our wedding for us as well as our guests!
We booked Bachelor Boys for our wedding at French Creek in Elverson, PA on Nov 7. We saw Matt at the showcase in Arlington and hand picked him as our lead singer. Absolutely Amazing!! Matt and the guys rocked the house and our guests raved about the awesome band!! Even the wait staff was dancing along :) We had the basic 4 piece and added 2 brass, total of 6. Highly recommend BBB and Matt!
The band was awsome!! I added the brass to the booking and it made all the difference. The musicians and Vocalists were great. My son and his wife really enjoyed their reception. The band the experience better!
Far and away the best decision we made for our wedding was hiring the Bachelor Boys Band! For weeks after the even we were hearing from guests about how amazing the band was! Apart from being phenomenal musicians (Katie was just an unbelievable singer) they were so good at reading the crowd and playing just what people wanted. They got everyone dancing and kept them on the dance floor until the end of the night!
Even moving past their amazing performance, logistics were great as well. They have a website with an info page specifically for your event where everything you need to think about for the band (and your general event timeline) is easy to fill out and update. They started it with a "default" schedule based on our event.. and we honestly didn't change it much! It was so helpful to have it there for reference and structure the event.
What else can I say about how great they were? They learned all of the songs we wanted, including a cool cello/piano rendition of a song for our ceremony based on a youtube video we sent them. They backed up my wife and her sister when they each sang songs during the reception. They played awesome jazz during cocktail hour. And they did a great job MC'ing the night.
We will remember how amazing this band was at our reception for the rest of our lives!
The Bachelor Boys were our band on our wedding 9/19/15 and we were so happy we chose them! They were so easy to work with during the planning process and delivered a nonstop dance party at our wedding reception! Since the wedding we have received so many compliments about the band and everyone had a great time. We highly recommend!
The Bachelor Boys were awesome at our wedding – they made the night the best party we could have ever expected. They really blew us away - I could not recommend them more. We decided to splurge (for us at least) and got a six piece band set up, so we could have a female vocalist and a sax in addition to the core band. Fantastic decision. The band rocked! They were a highlight of the night and we received compliment after compliment from our guests about the band. We could not have been more pleased with everything, beginning with the booking process, planning for the night and the execution of the set – they were great!
Working with Adam during the booking and planning process was easy in all respects. He was responsive, very helpful in planning our set and flexible as we threw various requests at him. So happy we went with the Bachelor Boys Band. The best part of it all is that, on seeing them play at our wedding, our good friends booked the band for their upcoming wedding – which means we get to dance to them again!
From the very beginning, the Bachelor Boys were amazing to work with. Adam's turnaround time for emails is incredible. We initially went for the five-piece band with a male vocal and a saxophone. We ended up springing for the female lead as well, and my goodness, Tina was worth it even if just for her rendition of Proud Mary.
I loved how versatile the band is. MoTown gets everyone dancing, but it's songs like "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" that really get the party going. They had it all covered. Such a talented crew.
The Bachelor Boys had everyone dancing all night, they're super easy to work with, and they're a great value. Could be happier with the experience, and I think we'll definitely be turning to them when my sisters get married!
Bachelor Boys have a large repertoire and perform everything really well! The Latina vocalist was really good. Glad I rented the large dance floor because it was full the whole night! They come highly recommneded
We hired Bachelor Boys Band for our wedding. We had an 8 piece group for the reception as well as 2 musicians who provided ceremony music and a 3-piece for our outside cocktail hour. Amber was our point of contact prior to the event. She did a fabulous job and the whole evening went perfect. Dinner was running a little behind and the band went without some breaks in order to provide the amount of music/dancing that we had planned for. Very professional! We hope to have an event in the future so they can provide us more entertainment!
Bachelor Boys Band was AMAZING!!!
1. It was awesome that we got to see them play in Arlington before the wedding and pick which musicians fit the sound we were going for.
2. Very responsive during the planning process.
3. I hired a seperate quartet for the ceremony and cocktail hour - bad idea. They left early without communicating with anyone from the wedding party. However, there was Bachelor Boys Band to save the day - they started playing early even without being prompted.
4. EVERYONE - literally everyone at my wedding - raved about how awesome they sounded. We did the full band with the horns (9 pieces I think) and they were amazing. We did not give them a song list outside of a few and they played everything we could have wanted. They took requests and had everyone dancing the whole night. Several people asked me after the wedding for the set list. I had to tell them I didnt have it because Bachelor Boys Band did that on their own.
5. Price - Very good!
I would use them again in a heartbeat and I know my out of town family and friends wish Bachelor Boys Band was in their area.
Finding the right music for your wedding reception or event can be a daunting challenge -- fortunately, we came across The Bachelor Boys Band. We can easily say that our reception was a dream come true because Tim, Amber, and the rest of the Bachelor Boys Band were playing live. As our wedding photographer said "the band played some of the best music I have ever heard at a wedding (period)." Numerous guests commented on the incredible atmosphere and amazing music from the band, and couldn't believe they weren't a band on tour. After having an opportunity to hear the band play live at a local bar in Arlington, we knew we had made the right choice for our wedding. We also decided last minute after hearing them play live, to add the saxophone to the mix (which was an incredible jazz addition for our cocktail hour prior to our reception). From the start, Tim was a pleasure to work with and very easy going -- offering suggestions and ideas, and working with us as we finalized our plans and logistics -- even working with the band to learn a new song for our first dance. Several of our guests who are musicians themselves commented on the band's incredible talent, particularly Tim on lead guitar and Amber with the most amazing vocals. We are so pleased that we had the opportunity to have the Bachelor Boys Band play at our reception, and can't thank them enough for helping to make our event everything we dreamed of and more.
The Bachelor Boys absolutely brought the party! The dance floor was packed for almost 3 hours straight and all the guests were asking my husband and I who this incredible band was. Rachel, Lauren, and Jeff killed it on vocals, and we had a special guest appearance by Jen which was phenomenal. Tim was great with communication and very accommodating from the start, even agreeing to ask the band to learn a few additional songs that we had requested. They were organized, on time, and absolute professionals in every respect. My husband and I are both in a theatre group, and big music enthusiasts, so the band was a very important piece of our wedding - and we were pretty picky about it. Bachelor Boys hit it out of the park.
Beginning with our very first conversation, my wife and I knew the Bachelor Boys would be a great fit for our wedding. Adam let us know immediately that they were available and penciled us in for our wedding date. We were also invited to their showcase in Pittsburgh, which I would highly recommend that you do. This gives you a chance to see all the band members and how they perform together. We were immediately sold after seeing the band live. We communicated to Adam our vision for our wedding, and he helped us plan the best experience possible. Once the planning was done, we decided on the 6 person configuration which included 2 vocalists, drums, keyboard, bass guitar and saxophone. We were blown away with their performance! We also had them play a 2 person jazz set for the cocktail hour, and our guests were thrilled to have live music at the cocktail hour! The band totally rocked it all night, we could not have been happier with the Bachelor Boys. Four months after our wedding we are still hearing from people who enjoyed the band as much as we did. I would highly recommend the Bachelor Boys Band for your wedding!
We hired the Bachelor Boys Band for our wedding in October. My husband wanted to hire a live band, but I was hesitant due to the higher price. I was wrong; a live band was worth the higher cost. I am a fan of live music and having a live band at my wedding made a huge difference. All the band members were very kind and flexible with our requests. They even pulled up my daughter and convinced her to sing a song with them (nicely done Amber!); she was scared but so glad that she did it. A goal of mine was to have all my guests up and dancing, with a live band not only were my guests dancing but my vendors too. The selection of songs they played from the cocktail hour to the last song of the night were exactly what we would have picked if we picked a playlist for ourselves. The only disappointment was that the party had to end. Thank you for a wonderful party!
The Bachelor Boys exceeded all expectations. During the planning process, they genuinely care about your event and any questions and concerns are immediately addressed. At our reception, everyone was on the dance floor the entire evening until the end of the very last song! If it was not approaching midnight, we would have paid them more to play longer. Guests are still asking for the band's contact information. If you are thinking about hiring a live band for your wedding - this is the one. Do not waste your time with entertainment agencies. Choose this band and it will make your event unforgettable.
The Bachelor Boys Band provided a great evening of musical entertainment for the wedding. They were prompt, appropriately dressed and very entertaining throughout the entire evening. They kept the dance floor filled until the wee hours of the morning. Everyone had a great time!
I cannot thank Adam and the Bachelor Boys Band enough for their absolutely magnificent performance at our wedding in November. From our first contact, Adam was thorough and totally professional, explaining fees, trying to make the date work, etc. Unfortunately, the date didn't work. BUT THEN they got a cancellation and we were on because in the weeks in between, I hadn't found a band I liked nearly as much and that gave me the same level of comfort and professionalism I had from BBB. Also, they were such an amazing value compared to just about every other band I approached for the type of music, the cocktail hour and reception and the number of members in the band.
Skip to the wedding reception. First we had a jazz trio playing during cocktail hour. I was away for pictures but have heard great things from our guests.
We transitioned to a different location for dinner and that's where things started to take off. The band's choices were absolutely perfect and matched the tone and vibe of each stage of the evening, casting a spell around the intimate space. Their rendition of "The Story" by Brandi Carlile for our first dance was unbelievable and I loved hearing a male vocalist's take on a favorite song. Their voices (we had a male and female vocalist) and performance were really unbelievably good. Both during and after the event, I had people flooding up to tell me how great the band was. They were unique but they were still able to capture the essence of popular songs - during a Mumford song, half the guests thought it was still the mp3 (they had taken a short break) and couldn't believe it was the band playing live. Not that they are copycats of bands at all, I'm just trying to convey how real they sounded, how professional and amazing. You made the night a real party - excellent song selections, excellent ability to read the crowd. Our night ended with guests standing in a circle chanting "One more song!" That's the sign of good party and I attribute that to a GREAT band!
Let me start by saying that we could not recommend the Bachelor Boys more strongly. A number of people approached us after the wedding to tell us that the band was easily the best they have seen at a wedding. What they didn’t see was all the work the band did behind the scenes to make the entire process seamless. We could not recommend them more strongly.
Prior to the wedding, Thai Matus, the organizer with whom we worked, was extraordinarily attentive. He walked us through the whole process, making it clear what the band needed to know and in what level of detail. He even provided a template for organizing the band’s sets, which we then went on to use as our general schedule for the wedding. Most of all, Thai was always available to speak by phone or email as needed, and always got back to us promptly.
Their performance at the reception itself was fantastic. While I will avoid going through the details of their sets, suffice it to say that the song selection and performance were excellent. At no point was the music too loud distracting during either cocktails or dinner, and the band did a tremendous job of reading the energy of the crowd in selecting songs. We were also exceptionally impressed with the quality of the music – my wife in particular is more than a little picky about singers, and she left raving about both of the vocalists. The MC, too, was awesome – he did a great job of managing the whole process and was very responsive to requests.
The Bachelor Boys were easy to work with and their performance and professionalism at our wedding last month was absolutely amazing.
That’s the short review. Here is the lengthy one:
We chose the band because of their showcase at which they explained how they can perform in different arrangements: a jazz trio, a classic rock quartet, a big band with full horn section, etc. This allowed us to opt for the type of group we wanted and double up on costs by using part of the reception band as our ceremony musicians. The reason they can pull this off is their amazing group of extremely talented and well-schooled musicians that can operate under all sorts of settings. The trick is figuring out exactly what is necessary for your situation. For example, we knew we wanted a horn section and a male and female vocalist. So when we watched their showcase we chose the musician’s that we thought would be best for the music we like (i.e. who could sing country, who could interpret our first dance, etc.).
When we contacted Bachelor Boys to tell them we would like to hire them, we asked for specific musicians that we had seen and enjoyed at the showcase and they put into their calendars our wedding date. They also put together a quote with all of our requirements and it was very reasonable. To put their prices into perspective, our venue recommended a very talented quintet that played all the wedding standards for about the same price of a 9-piece Bachelor Boys configuration. And, as a professional musician, I can testify that the Bachelor Boys were way more talented and professional.
After paying, you get your own webpage with areas to tell the Bachelor Boys exactly how you want your day to go. There is an area to specify the schedule of events and an area to say what you want (songs, pronunciation of names, VIP list, etc.). This page combined with their wealth of resources for knowing how to work with a band (when to give set breaks for horn players, when to give them food, what kind of food, etc.) was really, really helpful.
Everyone receives a contact at the Bachelor Boys. Ours was Thai, and he was incredible accommodating. We spoke several times on the phone between booking them and the event, but email exchanges were often with quick replies. I feel we had quite a few special requests that are not normal, and Thai would simply say “No problem” which was great but, you know, this was our wedding, so I still had a backup solution. For example I had friends perform a song on guitars with vocals in the ceremony. We needed mics and Thai said “We got em.” I had my friends bring mics anyways and when they arrived my friends said “Well, we brought all this stuff and the Bachelor Boys already had the perfect setup.” So, rest assured these guys are professional and the real deal.
Finally, the best thing I can say about the Bachelor Boys is that right now–months after the wedding–I’m still getting messages from friends and family that say how awesome our band was during the ceremony and reception. The venue manager, who steers people clear of bands because they cause him so much drama and stress, told us that the Bachelor Boys “are the first band that I ever asked to have their business card.”
A special callout in this review to our MC, Matt H, for doing an incredible job. Matt is a really gifted singer-songwriter out of Baltimore who is also a member of the Bachelor Boys. He was our point of contact on wedding day and he arrived as early as he could, memorized all the 20 of the wedding party’s names for introductions, sound checked the ceremony musicians and reception band, and did beautiful renditions of our first dance, cutting the cake, and father/bride mother/groom songs. He’s a special musician and we were privileged to have him perform at our wedding.
The Bachelor Boys Band is the best! We had an 8-piece band for our wedding reception (with a full brass section), a 4-person string quartet for our cocktail hour, and a string duo for our ceremony. All this, with the same 8 band members! Each band member is extremely experienced (many of them play multiple instruments) and the band as a whole is incredibly flexible - they pull band members from cities closest to you (from Philly to Richmond) so that you don't have to pay travel expenses! Also, they are self-managed, so there are no large management fees like many other wedding bands charge. We received tons of compliments on the band throughout the night, and their selection of music based on our guidelines was spot on. They are also easy to get in touch with and help you every step of the way to make sure you have exactly what you want for music throughout your day. Highly highly recommend the Bachelor Boys Band!
I've had more compliments on our band than anything else at our wedding reception. They make it so easy to do business as well. You go see them at their showcase, choose which members you'd like, and then they help you create your song list as well as nail down timing well before the event, so everything goes smoothly. That's just the administrative part; their talent is off the charts. I'd hire them for pretty much anything! The best I've ever experienced.
Every last experience with the Bachelor Boys Band (BBB) was professional, high-quality, and most of all, fun. Adam, the manager, really made the BBB an ideal vendor to work with from day one. His responsiveness was incredible, always answering the questions promptly and anticipating the next questions. In terms of the performance at the wedding, the piano during the ceremony was exactly what we asked for; and the reception, well, let's just say people are still talking about the band almost 4 months later. In terms of the set-list, the BBB struck a nice balance of listening to our requests and playing to the crowd. The emcee duties were professionally handled and well-organized, which helped the evening roll along. We chose to have Jason and Kelly as our male and female lead vocalists, a married couple, that have some amazing duet talents, but individual strengths as well. The music, the management, the professionalism and the party- the BBB brings it all! Highly recommend for any couple looking to have a great time with their guests.
I hired the Bachelor Boys Band to play at my wedding ceremony and reception after hearing them play at a showcase in Arlington, VA. My husband and I were incredibly impressed with them at the showcase, and they did not disappoint! They rocked our wedding! Our guests complimented us on them during the wedding and for weeks after. Several even asked for their contact info for future events they were planning. We opted for a 5 piece band that included 2 singers (male and female).
Reasons we loved them and fully recommend them:
(1) They are talented. They played both our reception songs and the classical music we requested during our ceremony expertly. The singers as well were amazing--for many songs, you could have convinced me the actual artists were there.
(2) They are professional. They take what they do seriously and are very responsive. I am a bit of a control freak, but the band was the one vendor I didn't worry about for a second. I had total confidence in them. You complete a band worksheet leading up to your wedding and then speak with your band contact a couple weeks before the big day to go over the step-by-step details (I also emailed with them leading up to my wedding). They answered my e-mails, were easy to schedule calls with, and knew what was happening at my wedding (some other vendors we hired kept confusing my wedding with others they were handling). Tim acted as our emcee as well, and we requested quite a few announcements from him. It was flawless. He was articulate, knew exactly what to do when, and really helped keep things moving.
(3) They are fun. They had great energy the entire time and were really into what they were playing.
(4) They knew what to play. I gave the band some general guidance (current hits plus some oldies but goodies that everyone will know) and identified a few artists we wanted to hear, but they were able to read the crowd to ensure the dance floor stayed packed. We also had them play our "first dance" songs, and we were so glad we did. They did a fabulous job, and the live music (as opposed to playing our songs via iPod) was awesome.
(5) They're a great value. The quote I received from this band was quite a bit lower than what I received from many others. While I didn't hear those others in person, I did hear their sample tapes, and I think the Bachelor Boys Band was as good if not better.
We honestly could not have been happier. It was great that we heard them play before we hired them, but still, with live music, you never really know what you're going to get. You can rest assured that this band is professional, has loads of experience, knows what they're doing, and will put on a great show. For info purposes, our ceremony was outside and our reception was in a tent. We had about 120 guests. I hope you hire them :)
From the initial contact to the final song, the Bachelor Boys Band were great to work with - very responsive to emails, really listened to our likes/dislikes and tailored the music to meet our expectations, and provided GREAT music that everyone loved to dance to! Would highly recommend this group for your event.
The band was incredibly talented and communicated very well with us. They handled everything before the wedding so that we didn't have to do almost any explaining while they were there. They set up and did a fantastic job reading the crowd so that everyone, old and young, would get up and dance. They also accommodated my many special song requests for those who had anniversaries and birthdays that day.
The Bachelor Boys Band is outstanding, can't praise them too much. They are by far the best band I have ever heard at this type of event, including bar mitzphas, weddings, country clubs, etc. Many, many of our guests kept asking "Where did you find this band?" which speaks to how much everyone liked them. The set list was perfect for what we wanted and they played some songs from the 60's and 70's which we loved but were not often played by cover bands. Really great. Hope my son hires them for his wedding next year.
What to Expect
The Bachelor Boys Band are trained proffessional musicians with a wealth of knowledge and experience under their belts. They offer a fully customizable performance in all aspects, from band size, to performance length, to music style and more. We are capable of performing smooth jazz one night, then 80s glam rock the next, to a Great Gatsby style 1920's Big-Band the next!
Please speak to us about your specific requirements.
The Bachelor Boys Band is the function band that is not a "Function Band".
With regular showcase performances and a free demo CD you can see and hear them live before booking them, and pick and choose the size and configuration of your dream band. These full-time professional young musicians focus squarely on getting your night up and jumping, but without the cheese. Best of all, they are self-managed, so they are much less expensive than other bands in this quality bracket – you are not paying any agents of middle-men! Pricing from $1980 - $5500, depending on band size.
They play all your favourite songs! The Bachelor Boys Band can play all the classics and 70s, 80s, 90s etc, and all the latest stuff too – from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Black Keys and Beyonce – and everything in between. Although this band was built from the ground up to fill the dance floor, they are all trained jazz musicians, who are just as happy to play cocktail music, acoustic covers, and all of those tunes that work best at the beginning of the night, before the party has really fired up! But when it is time to fill the dancefloor, this is when the band really excels! They pride themselves on knowing exactly the right songs to play at just the right time to pack your dancefloor. See their website for a full list of tunes that they can play, plus live recordings etc...
The best musicians in town! Choose between 3 – 14 full time professional musicians who play with the likes of Alicia Keys, Gotye, Kanye West, Stevie Wonder, Beck & Tony Bennett, to name a few. At their regular showcase viewing nights you can check out the band in action, and see for yourself why this young band already has an enviable reputation in the industry. They are truly different to any other band in town. Come and see them live to experience the "look and feel" that sets them apart from the pack.
They've played for the best! Many of America's major companies and institutions rely on the Bachelor Boys to fill their dance floors! Regular clients include: Mercedes-Benz, Hilton Hotels, Caesar's Casino, US Air Force, NYU, L'Oreal, ABC Television, NBC, and many many more. The Bachelor Boys are experienced, and well… they just know how to rock a party!!
See website for more details.
Additional Booking Notes
Speak to us about any lighting, staging or sound questions you might have. We are professionals who have a great deal of experience in all these areas so we will be able to help.
We know many, many more songs however this is a broad example of our most common requests:
EXAMPLE Contemporary-ish Songs , (Good for a younger crowd)
Dynamite , Taio Cruz
Suit & Tie , Justin Timberlake
Locked Out Of Heaven , Bruno Mars
Lonely Boy , Black Keys
Don't Stop Believing , Journey/Glee
Get Lucky , Daft Punk
Only Girl in the World , Rihanna
F@*K You , Cee Lo Green
Cosmic Girl , Jamiroquai
Marry Me , Bruno Mars
Rock DJ , Robbie Williams
My Happiness , Powderfinger
Chasing Cars , Snow Patrol
If I Ain't Got You , Alicia Keys
Taylor , Jack Johnson
Are You Gonna be My Girl , Jet
Aeroplane , Chilli Peppers
Tonights Gonna Be A Good Night , Black Eyed Peas
Take Your Mama , Scissor Sisters
Steal My Kisses , Ben Harper
Black and Gold , Sam Sparro
EXAMPLE SWING SONGS , (Good for early in the night)
I've Got You (Under My Skin) , Frank Sinatra
Moondance - Van Morrison , Michael Buble
Come Fly With Me , Frank Sinatra
Zoot Suit Riot , Cherry Poppin' Daddies
Cheek to Cheek , Fred Astaire
In the Mood , Glen Miller Band
L-O-V-E , Nat King-Cole
New York New York , Frank Sinatra
EXAMPLE Classic Old-school Dance Floor , (Good for a broad age range crowd)
All Night Long , Lionel Richie
Long Train Running , Doobee Brothers
Stayin' Alive , Bee Gees
Superstition , Stevie Wonder
I feel Good , James Brown
Wake Me Up Before You Go Go , Wham!
Valerie , Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson
1999 , Prince
ABC , The Jackson 5
Love Shack , The B-52's
Jump , Van Halen
EXAMPLE Soul/Mo-town/Funk Songs , (For a funkier vibe)
Whats Goin' On , Marvin Gaye
R-E-S-P-E-C-T , Aretha Franklin
At Last , Etta James
My Girl , Temptations
Shake Your Tailfeather , Ray Charles
Heard It Through The Grapevine , Marvin Gaye
I Want You Back , Jackson 5
Signed Sealed Delivered , Stevie Wonder
Mustang Sally , Commitments
Son Of A Preacher Man , Aretha Franklin
Higher Ground , Stevie Wonder
Lets Get It On , Marvin Gaye
Sex Machine , James Brown
EXAMPLE Rock Classics , (Great for dancing)
Jessie's Girl , Rick Springfield
Place Your Hands , Reef
My Sharona , The Knack
Johnny B. Goode , Chuck Berry
Sweet Home Alabama , Lynard Skynard
Hotel California , The Eagles
Twist n' Shout , The Eagles
Can't Buy Me Love , The Beatles
Cherry Cherry , Neil Diamond
American Pie , Don MacClain
Play That Funk Music , Wild Cherry
What I Like About You , The Romantics
Land Downunder , Men at Work
AND TOO MANY MORE TO LIST....
Just Power generally, however we can discuss individual needs