Our group plays western swing, bluegrass, honky tonk and danceable fiddle tunes by artists such as Hank Williams, Bob Wills, Johnny Cash, Flatt & Scruggs, Django and Patsy Cline.
Check out our Website: http://www.goodtimestringband.com/
The Massachusetts / New Hampshire bluegrass band originally formed several years ago out of the friendships developed through local jams and festivals. Since coming together, The GTS has performed in motion pictures, numerous weddings, dances, company parties, outdoor festivals, parties, pubs and even at a grocery store!
Visit our band website http://www.goodtimestringband.com for customer testimonials, additional song samples and current schedule.
We had Bob and his band perform at our November wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Bob was very personable, responsive and fun to plan with, and the band is extremely talented and did an incredible job of performing! I walked down to the acoustic version of Here Comes the Sun, and it was a dream come true. Our guests also raved at how unique and lovely bluegrass sounded at a wedding! Thanks guys! Highly recommended!
Wedding Ceremony in Ipswich, MA
Nov 9, 2012
Review by alison p.
The Goodtime Stringband was exceptional. They were the highlight of our wedding and all of our guests were amazed at how great they were. I would highly recommend them.
We have been fortunate enough to play live acoustic music (bluegrass, swing, roots music, old time) at numerous weddings throughout New England since 2006.
In regards to music for the big day, we have found that the following formula works well for most folks:
- Half an hour of mellow acoustic “seating” music prior to ceremony
- Processional and Postlude (MP3 Samples on our web site)
- 45 minutes of acoustic music amongst your guests during the cocktail reception
- Fun dancing music after dinner for the reception
You can use our PA for toasts and announcements. We also encourage folks to make an iPod mix of music to play during dinner, and fun dancing after we perform. (You and your friends might also love Prince or Hip Hop or have some special songs you’d like to dance to for another 30-45 minutes before the night ends!)
We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have and provide a cost estimate. We typically book/quote events six to eight months in advance, so if would like to secure your date, please get in touch!
Additional Booking Notes
We have worked with square dance caller Tony Parkes (hands4.com) in the past and can perform for square and contra style dances. In our opinion, Tony is one of the best callers out there!
The Goodtime Stringband
The Goodtime Stringband is comprised of Kirsten Lamb on upright bass, clawhammer banjo and vocals, Aaron Cross on fiddle, Bob Sevigny on guitar, Andy Sicard on mandolin and sometimes upright bass. Part-time/past members include vocalist Corrie Jones and Alice Malone on fiddle.
Our bluegrass wedding band originally formed several years ago out of the friendships developed through local jams and festivals. Since coming together, The GTSB has performed at fundraisers, dozens of weddings, dances, company parties, outdoor festivals, parties, pubs and even in a major motion picture!
The group plays bluegrass, swing, honky tonk and danceable fiddle tunes by artists such as Hank Williams, Bob Wills, Johnny Cash, Flatt & Scruggs, Bill Monroe and Patsy Cline.
The Goodtime Stringband appears in the major motion picture "Furry Vengenace." This family comedy was filmed in Topsfield, MA and stars Brendan Fraser, Brooke Shields and Ken Jeong. The band appears onstage during the film’s climatic Forest Festival scene. After we perform for the Rocky Springs crowd, Neal Lyman (played by Ken Jeong) is confronted by Dan Sanders (Brendan Fraser) about the harm his housing development project is doing to the environment and wildlife. So as not to give any more of the movie away, we will just say that mayhem ensues!
The team providing the talent:
I love the versatility of your music. Your authentic bluegrass style is just right for a lively party crowd but also perfect for background music so it's easy to have conversations. Being a Southerner, you really made me miss home. I think it's safe to say our future parties will definitely include the Goodtime Charlies whenever possible! Bring on the Rocky Top!"
– Cail and Joe Bellavance (Nashua, NH)
This group of Bluegrass players belies their youth. As their name implies, they provide a goodtime for all ages. Harmonies are great, pickin' and playin' are tight. Their exuberance is definitely catching and their performance at the Lakes Region Conservation Trust's 2nd Annual Afternoon of Bluegrass at Castle in the Clouds, Moultonborough, NH was outstanding. They'll definitely be welcomed back next year!
– Kitty Boyle (Director Lakes Region Conservation Trust)
"Feet stomping, hearts jumping and heads bobbing to the music, everyone was grinning ear to ear! The Goodtime Charlies were awesome! Rave reviews from customers and staff at Santos Dumont ...ya'll come back now!"
– Lisa Anderson (Owner Santos Dumont Cafe)
"This band's lilting and lovely bluegrass blew everyone away. Our party, despite pouring rain, will be forever remembered as one of the greats due to the remarkable playing that characterized the night. It was superb music and I cannot recommend The Goodtime Charlies more highly."
– Margot Sprague
The Goodtime Charlies were a great group! Fun, easy-going, and incredibly talented!!! (Can't get much better than that!) Would I have them again? Absolutely! They made our party so much fun! Many thanks!!!