The Bluewater Kings Band is the function band that is not your "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 middlemen! Pricing from $1500 - $5200, depending on band size.
It has been nearly a month since our wedding, and all of our guests are still coming up to us saying "That band!" The Bluewater Kings made our night the one we had been hoping for. I discovered the Bluewater Kings at their showcase and hired them on the spot (before my fiancee had seen them).
Molly (the band coordinator) makes the process so easy, she answers all your questions, and helps put together the music that you will remember for the rest of your life. The band kept our night moving smoothly, even when we fell behind schedule with longer toasts. They worked seamlessly with our other vendors and coordinated with our venue to take all the pressure off of us on the big day.
And then there was the music... I've never seen a crowd at a wedding chanting for an encore performance before. Everyone was on the dance floor from the minute the band struck up the first song (Twist and Shout) until we legally had leave the premises. When the grandparents are still on the dance floor at the end of the night keeping up with the bridal party, you know you've got the right band.
The band played jazz standards for our cocktail hour to set the mood, then classics from the last 40-ish years to get the party started and keep it going all night. Miles (the band leader for our wedding) handled all the requests from guests beautifully and made sure nothing conflicted with our "Do Not Play List".
We cannot say enough good things about the Bluewater Kings. If you're looking for a wedding band, look no further. If you're not, just go to their showcase and have a fun night out!
We found Bluewater Kinds online after some research, and saw them live at a venue. The 1.5 drive to see them was not only worth it, I will be eternally happy we made this decision. The band is professional, organized, and dedicated to making your day exactly what you're hoping for. They allow you to pick your singers from a group of incredibly talented musicians, which is a great and unique feature. The contact person was always available and had a very user friendly online way to communicate (though would have taken phone calls happily also!) making it one of the easiest parts of the planning. They were never once pushy, but were ready with advice when asked. The quote they provided was not only less than other bands, but had no "hidden fees" or last minute add-ons. On the day of the event, they delivered everything they said they would and more. They read the crowd perfectly, took requests, played music that met our requests but also picked up on the interests of our guests. People not only never stopped dancing, but they more than once asked if we could keep the band going. Our guests are continuing to comment not just on how great the music was, but on how kind and fun the band members were to interact with. The band provides not just a service but a real addition to your night that will create those reception memories you're looking for. We have been so happy we went with them. If you have a dancing type of crowd and are looking for a reception people talk about for years, please consider them and go see them live. You will stop researching immediately I promise! As one of my Aunt's said "You guys set a very high bar for weddings last night, I will cherish these memories for a long time, being on that dance floor together with such great music was Amazing!!". Clearly, I can't say enough about them :) they truly brought our wedding to a new level. Find out where they are playing near you!
Bluewater Kings Band was such a hit at our wedding. They nailed every aspect, and were so flexible to work with. When our ceremony musician couldn't make it last minute, they hopped in and played exactly what we needed. They were so much fun at the reception, everyone was on the dance floor! Highly recommend.
Extremely professional throughout the entire process including the wedding and reception. Talented and great showmen and women. They kept the dance floor packed all night. Song selection was on point. May hire again for my wedding next year! (I’m the mother of the bride :) Excellent value for the money paid.
Bluewater Kings were the best band we could have dreamed for on our wedding day. They were professional, kind, fun and most of all - they rocked! I would recommend them to any couple.
The band learned so many songs for our event. Morgan was our lead singer and he was great - they made our special day well worth it. The guests loved them too!
The band was incredible start to finish. They provided us with ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception music. During our reception countless people came up to us raving about the band and wow, our dance floor was packed the entire night! Molly was so easy to work with and Owen did a great job as the MC, they made sure all our favorite music was played and learned a favorite song of ours. Since the wedding I’ve recieved so many messages from family and friends about how they haven’t danced that much in a long time!!! We can’t say enough good things about the Bluewater Kings! You will not regret booking them!
I’m picky when it comes to music and I notice all the mistakes people make and all the wrong chords and everything. I guess that’s part of being a musician myself. But this was honestly the most well put-together band I’ve seen before (other than famous bands with tens of thousands of fans at each show). What surprised me is that one of my relatives who loves music and is slow to give bands good reviews said that the music was amazing. It was obvious that the band did amazing, but hearing it from him was surprising. This band definitely made the party as good as it was. It was also the easiest part of the day, since we didn’t have to do much to help the band and they easily changed with the flow of things. It was nice to have a stress free part of the day. We saw the at another wedding (which is how we found out about them) and they were amazing then too. Definitely recommend.
When it came to planning our wedding, my dad had one request - a killer band. He’s always believed that a good party is only as good as the music and the bar. My fiance and I were prepared for a long journey of going to see bands play in order to find one that would get everyone on the dance floor and keep them there. We however saw the Bluewater Kings play a showcase shortly after our engagement and were sold instantly. They sounded incredible live, and we loved the idea of building the perfect band for our wedding with them (selecting which instruments/musicians we’d want). They also offered ceremony and cocktail hour music, so it was a one stop shop for us. We thought we were silly to book the first band we saw, so we saw another the next day. But that just made us more confident in our decision. We got in contact with BWK immediately to book.
Their online webform was incredibly helpful in planning out our reception, and Tony was sure to answer any questions we had along the way. The idea of trying to explain what we were looking for in a band seemed daunting at first, but they make it so easy. Through filling out the webform and talking with Tony, they knew exactly what we were looking for and made our wedding night such a fun party! Throughout the evening family and friends came up to us telling us how incredible the band was. Everyone from our little cousins to my grandmother (who is not usually one for dancing) were tearing up the dance floor with us all night.
If you are hesitating booking with them, don’t. Just do it. You won’t be disappointed!
So fortunate to have found Bluewater Kings Band. Talented musicians and a ton of support made planning a simple process.
We hired the Bluewater Kings Band for our wedding day in late June hoping for a good party. We got a GREAT party! Excellent singing by both members of the band! We had so many people come up to us throughout the night asking who the band was. Not one person was sitting by the end of the night! Song sequence was so great and really catered to all of the guests, young and old. Thanks so much for a wonderful night! Highly recommend!!!
Great experience overall. Professional from the choosing of the band members to the planning and ultimately the evening of the event. We just gave them some examples of the kind of music we like and they created the play list. They nailed it!!
Great entertainment - keeps the crowd moving! Love all of the aspects of the band and Ben was so helpful and easy to work with. I highly recommend for your next event!
Bluewater Kings Band was amazing! Tony was so easy to work with and had all the details taken care of. I got constant compliments and was so glad I choose them to be a part of my big day! Professional, fun, and great with details! Highly recommend!!!
Absolutely incredible band! They MADE our wedding reception perfect! From the string trio at our church ceremony, to the jazz band playing at happy hour, and then to the 7-piece band at our reception, they were unbelievably amazing. Cannot possibly say enough good things about this band. Danny was so easy and wonderful to work with prior to the event. Very easy to get a hold of and get into contact with at any time. And then every single band member was so friendly and had such great energy during our entire reception! If you are looking for a packed dance floor the whole night, BWKB is exactly who you need to book. So many people said this was the best band they had ever heard at a wedding! Absolutely phenomenal band and great people to work with!
I cannot say enough good things about this band! All of our guests could not stop talking about how amazing they were. The band kept the energy high and the dance moves flowing the entire evening, even during set breaks! Jason was very organized and helpful during the planning process and made me feel confident going into the day knowing it was going to be perfect! I am so happy with our choice of band for our wedding and I will deifnnitely be using them for future events!
They were awesome to work with from everything to organizing the timeline of the day to everything the day of the wedding included. The band sounded awesome and we got a ton of compliments. We had some weather issues the day of the event and they planned ahead to make sure they were there.
We got married in Feb 2018 in Chicago, and cannot say enough great things about our experience with the Bluewater Kings Band. First and foremost, we did a lot of research and you simply won’t find a better price for a live band. Throughout the process we worked with Dave and he was incredibly responsive, accommodating and just easy to work with, even better than we expected! We had a bunch of obscure song requests, but the band was happy to learn them and it allowed us to go back to our childhood days with our friends and dance to fallout boy, sublime, F.U.N., etc.
Everything went so smooth from MC / DJing the introductions, to the band playing our first dance requests and opening up for the reception. To our total surprise we had a near 20 minute Hora celebration – this was not even a formal request but I think the band read the vide of the crowd and just kept it going, which was so awesome. We got compliments all throughout the night and after the wedding at how much the band rocked. Most importantly, the dance floor was packed the ENTIRE night, bride and groom included, which is the ultimate goal.
You simply cannot match the energy of live musical performances compared to a DJ. And dancing with friends and family was the most memorable part of the evening for us. We so highly recommend using the BWK band, worth every cent!
For the second straight year, The Bluewater Kings Band played at our corporate event, and once again, they were nothing but fun. This group brings a ton of energy, lots of excitement, and really get the crowd into the groove. Their song list is endless, and they have a great mix of musicians. And they are so easy to work with in planning your event, nothing but good times with these folks!
Bluewater Kings Band was absolutely phenomenal! They had our wedding guests dancing the entire night! They were superb at reading the crowd and knowing exactly when/what to play. It was the best New Years Eve I have ever had, and Bluewater Kings Band played a LARGE part in making our Wedding night PERFECT. Highly recommend this band--music was phenomenal, they are great people, and SO much fun! :)
--The Bride (Whitney Lewis)
This was my second time booking Bluewater Kings Band - Jacy was great to work with, all my questions/concerns/changes were quickly addressed, once they band arrived they were totally self-sufficient and professional. And of course, the music was FABULOUS. The first time I booked (2014), I had a 7 piece band with brass - they were super fun! This time, we were a little lower-key with a 4 piece jazzy band, set the mood just right. We got non-stop compliments all night, I couldn't have been happier.
Thank you so much to the Bluewater Kings Band for an AMAZING NIGHT! Ali - the female vocalist was on fire. I wanted a strong female singer and she delivered. Also, John, the MC/keys player/male vocalist, was on point, knew exactly what to do, and did a great job with the playlists. The rest of the band was also amazing and just good people. Very professional but very fun! All the guests could not get over how great this band was and guests who normally don't dance were on their feet! It was a beautiful night and we are so grateful for the great music and performance. Thank you!!
It can be tough picking out a band from an online search, watching some videos, and reading reviews. The hardest part for me is that all bands had rave reviews posted, but like all reviews, my biggest problem is not knowing anything about the reviewer. How do I know they have good taste or that we place the same importance on the music?
For us, great music was essential. We didn’t want the same songs that get played at every wedding. We’re children of the 80’s and love that time for music and also wanted people of every generation out on the dance floor.
The Bluewater Kings experience was awesome from the start. Jacy responded quicker and more thoroughly than anyone else to my initial inquiry. Eventually she sent me a link that allowed me to look at different singers and hear the variety of music they can play. They can literally play any type of sound/style you like.
We had Ceremony music with 2 people, a singer and guitarist and then a six piece band for the dance portion. The sound was awesome for both. The photographer said it was the best band he’s heard at a wedding in a long time. We had several people ask for their name. This was not a big drinking crowd, so these were opinions shared by people who were very “present”. Our two lead singers for the dance were Nate and Kirsten, they were excellent. I was really adamant about having Nate and he did not disappoint. I found out he was recovering from being sick and he still nailed it out of the park. The band even prepared a couple songs that weren’t in their normal playlist to surprise me (bride) as it was also my 40th birthday. All musicians were exceptional at their craft.
They say their goal is to make your special day even better and make it as simple as you let them. I love music and letting go of the total control over what every song would be was tough...but so smart! These guys are professionals and know what they’re doing. Let them make your day great!
One thing I should mention strategically:
We did our after dinner speeches right where the band needed to set up. That meant the band started later than we planned because they couldnt set up. I would have been fine if someone had come suggest we move and do speeches elsewhere so that music could have started sooner. It was our bad, I’m mentioning it so that any couples reading this can watch out for the same mistake:-)
If you want your guests to actually have fun at your wedding, you need to hire this band. I was trying to avoid having a "real" wedding because I've been to so many in the past where the whole night is boring or stuffy and some tired DJ is spinning songs and almost no one is dancing and the whole thing feels like an obligation to attend. We were considering having a small courthouse wedding, but the minute we decided to do a ceremony and dinner at a local restaurant, i knew the one thing I really wanted was a live band and not just any band but a super awesome one. I wanted our wedding to feel more like a party/concert than a normal wedding and The Bluewater Kings did just that. The vocals and all around musical talent is insane. The dance floor was packed all night with my friends and family dancing REALLY hard. I kept trying to leave the dance floor, figuring I should go and mingle with guests but then they'd play ANOTHER awesome song and I just had to keep dancing! The crowd chanted "one more song, one more song" at the end. Pretty much the best possible situation! I'm dying for someone else I know to get married so they can hire this band and I can relive the fun all over again! Worth every single penny.
Response from Bluewater Kings Band:
Avery! Thank you so much for the kind words. We had a blast playing for you and your guests, thanks again for having the Bluewater Kings rock the tent that night :) - Ryan
The Bluewater Kings are AMAZING! Molly was absolutely incredible to work with - so responsive and flexible to our needs. Owen was the MC on our wedding day and was incredible. He made the whole evening flow so well. The dance floor was packed the whole night and all our guests continue to rave about The Bluewater Kings. They truly made our day unforgettable! Thank you!
Everything from the moment we booked this band till the wedding day was perfect. They are professional , fun and their sound is amazing. This is the band you have been looking for ... don't hesitate to book them and get ready for all the compliments!!!
The band was fabulous and very professional! We went to a sample night and enjoyed 90% of the people we heard. The band at our actual reception was even better. The singers were wonderful and the band kept the energy high throughout the night! People of all ages enjoyed dancing to the live music. I wouldn’t change a thing!
We were thrilled with the Bluewater Kings Band! They kept the dance floor full all night, and they were prepared to follow our requested timeline exactly....and then to modify the timeline when things got off-schedule! All band members were kind and professional; they made our event truly spectacular. Our guests keep telling us that it was the best wedding band they had ever seen! Thank you, Bluewater Kings!
Response from Bluewater Kings Band:
Hey Leah, we are so happy we could be a part of your big day! Thanks again!
~ Ryan (BWK Band).
Title says it all. Pleasent experience from booking to performance. Each member gave 110% and made the whole experience one to remember. I blew every other family wedding out of the water because of this band... can't say enough how happy I am with them.
If you are having to put on a wedding, and like in our case, the newly weds went to college together, and then got married and they want a party for all their young professional friends. And party they got. This band rocks and with soul and style that balances a play list that is stress free and enjoyed by all. I trusted Molly and I was right. I highly recommend them if you are cool and want to have a great time. The wedding music for the ceremony was great too. They just are so professional and worth every dollar.
If you want a live band (and trust me...you do) then PLEASE for the sake of your wedding go with the Bluewater Kings!! We had SO much fun dancing the night away listening to all of our favorite songs. Amy did an amazing job answering all of our questions from day 1 and working with our specific vision (including budget). All of our family and friends couldn't stop talking about the band and how great they were (which is saying a lot, since a large portion of our guests were musicians!).
Response from Bluewater Kings Band:
Thanks Liz! We had an absolute blast being part of your special celebration! :)
All the best,
Amy & The Bluewater Kings Band
The Bluewater Kings Band is fabulous! From booking to the big day, they were easy to work with, no stress, and very attentive. On the big day, the band was fantastic, our guests could not stop raving about how great they were. Guests were on their feet all night! Highly recommended!
This band is the best! They were so fun, and they put on an incredible show. Danny was so helpful and responsive throughout the process, and they were very, very easy to work with. I've attended three other weddings where they performed, and they put on an incredible show every single time (with music catered completely to the interests of that specific couple!).
The played at our wedding on July 22nd and it was the hottest day of the summer. They were amazing!!
Bluewater Kings had our guests dancing the whole night! They were fantastic, full of energy, and way more reasonable than other bands we looked into. Our coordinator Jessica did a great job of managing our list of "must plays", first dances, announcements, etc. Overall, great experience!
Our daughter's wedding ended with a bang and it was because of this amazing band! Ryan and all the members were extremely organized, professional, fun and over the moon talented! Would not consider any other band other than them!
The Bluewater Kings Band packed our dance floor and kept the energy and fun going all night long! Both David and Molly were such a pleasure to work with and made the planning process easy and stress-free. As a musician myself, it was important for me to have a great band full of talented and professional musicians and they exceeded my expectations! I highly recommend attending one of their showcases because it's a great opportunity to see the band live and hear what the different sized bands sound like. Our guests would not stop commenting on how awesome the band was!
Dee and the band were not only extremely talented, but also brought fantastic energy all night long. They were professional and easy to work with during planning. I would happily recommend the Bluewater Kings to anyone looking to hire a band!
Amazing, awesome band. They learned the songs we asked for (which were a little off the norm), and they sounded amazing. They got the crowd pumped up, but also slowed it down when things needed to get real for a minute. They MC'd the night and it went perfectly. So fun and so easy to work with. Tony was easily accessible for any questions and kept everything organized and easy. Highly recommend.
The Bluewater Kings Band did a fantastic job playing our wedding reception! I highly recommend these consummate professionals! Our guests continue to compliment us on our band selection and the band had our guests on the dance floor from start to finish! Ryan was very easy to work with and the band did a great job playing our requests while also working in some other selections. The musicians in the band are all phenomenally talented! If you are looking for a band with musical versatility and the ability to keep your guests on the floor dancing the night away, book the Bluewater Kings Band!
Choosing Bluewater Kings Band as our wedding reception band was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. From the beginning, they were very accommodating and easy to work with, with quick and thorough responses to our many questions throughout the planning stages.
During the actual event, the band was outstanding. To this day, we are still getting regular compliments and we can't believe the quality of entertainment we received for the value. The band went above and beyond to accommodate our song/style requests and kept the dance floor packed. Not only were their sets incredible, but they also monitored the playlist we created for the 15 min breaks, and made sure that our "must plays" had been played. On top of everything, the band even played my favorite song as a special favor even though it was not on their set list. I'm not sure if they learned it or if they had already known how to play it, but it was such a special surprise that added to the day. In addition to their professionalism and talent, the band also created such a fun atmosphere, including one song where the lead singer came down to the dance floor and danced with me!
I'm still glowing thinking about what an incredible time we had and the event wouldn't have been complete without the Bluewater Kings Band. We are so thankful for them and would highly highly recommend them to any couple.
The best decision I made during wedding planning was hiring Blue Water Kings Band. My husband and I knew we wanted a live band, and we were very meticulous when it came to searching for the right fit. We first heard of Blue Water Kings Band through a friend who had attending a wedding where they played. We went to a few of their showcases, and we were immediately impressed. They have a wide variety of artists that are able to play any type of genre. We decided to book a 10 piece band set, and was VERY pleased with the price (very reasonable, especially compared to the price of other 10 piece bands). I have to say, they were good at the showcase but WERE ABSOLUTELY AMAZING on our wedding. The ENTIRE dance floor was packed the whole night, and I had so many guests come up to me and tell me this is the BEST band they have ever witnessed. They played longer than they were even suppose to and their energy was contagious. My husband and I have been to a bunch of weddings with bands, but ours was hands down the best band ever. You will not be disappointed! We worked with Molly leading up to the wedding day and she was kind, helpful, and very responsive. You will not regret booking this band!!
This was the BEST decision we made for our entire wedding! I simply could not thank Bluewater Kings Band for making my wedding such a party and so much fun!
If I could give them a million stars, I would. My wife and I got married mid-March and our families and friends are STILL raving about the band. They kept the dance floor packed the entire time, read the room incredibly well in terms of what music would be a hit, AND learned several songs that are very special to us. Jessica was so attentive throughout the process. She gave us advice (beyond the call of duty), helped in every way she could to make sure the day of went smoothly. On the actual day of our wedding, the band mates were early, kind, and accommodating. They were engaged in the day as if they had an emotional stake in our marriage too, which was such a gift. I felt like they were really part of our ceremony and of our family. Thank you, thank you. We could NOT be happier and would recommend BWK over and over!
If you want to get your guests on the dance floor and remain there hire BWK. Great energy, great price and great customer service.
We hired Bluewater Kings Band for our company holiday party in January. From start to finish this group was great to work with. We asked for a "healthy mix of music" and we got it; I don't think I've ever heard a cover band deliver like this group did for us. The President of our company (visiting Mpls) was blown away and said "well, that's something we have to do again!"
So much energy and professionalism. They will be the band we will hire for our next wedding.
The Bluewater Kings Band was hands down the best decision of my wedding. There were points in the night where I thought, this is absolutely not a wedding band, they are WAY too good to be playing at my wedding. Guests from my wedding are STILL emailing me to find out the name of the band so that they can book them as well. David was responsive and flexible. He was extremely helpful in figuring out the details and not pushy (some wedding vendors can be a little overwhelming). The dance floor was not just full, but PACKED, all night long. You will not regret booking the Bluewater Kings Band, they're absolutely incredible.
Bluewater kings did fantastic job at our wedding. We had a great time and are still getting compliments on the band. They were able to read the crowd and play just the right music. The band also MC'ed for us and Phil did an exceptional job and was highly accommodating. We would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a wedding band.
Bluewater Kings Band was perfection! From the planning to execution they were so positive and accommodating to our specific requests. They completely customised their performance to fit our desires. I highly recommend. Special shout out to Jessica Moran for coordinating, Cole DeGenova on the keyboard during cocktail hour and with the band, Alec Lehrman as the band leader and my man Corbin Andrick on sax who helped me get through a little number! Thanks for completing a great night for me and my husband Eric!
If there is ever a band you should consider for your wedding, Bluewater Kings should immediately move to the top of your list! They were not only incredible leading up to the wedding, but were as flexible as requested the night of. Due to time constraints, my 12 year old niece left our ceremony in tears when she missed her planned solo. At the reception and upon our request, the band easily accommodated to allow her to perform as a co-lead singer and turned that moment into the best of night of her life. That moment was the cherry on top of an already incredible night for us. In efforts to truly give them them the credit they deserve, I saw uncles on the dance floor who have never danced before and I think I saw Michael Jackson dance moves come out of the most unpredictable guests. The trumpet player may have received the most amount of praise from a fan club up front, but everyone who performed that night gave their everything to make our night a dream come true. We're are forever grateful and would not have changed a thing.
I cannot say enough great things about Bluewater Kings Band. They are so incredibly talented and genuinely nice people as well! Molly was there for us via email or phone through the whole process, making it completely seamless and stress free. Based on our musical requests Molly put together an amazingly talented group of people for us. Our guests were on the dance floor all night and even a month late are still talking about how amazing they were. Thank you for making our night even more memorable. We would highly recommend Bluewater Kings Band to anyone planning an event.
Jessica was our coordinator for the band and from that experience to the end of the event it couldn't have been handled better. Jessica was so flexible and understood exactly what we were looking for and provided it. They put together a great performance for us. I can't tell you how many people raved about the band. Seeing the four singers and musicians spread across the stage was so impressive. The sound was fantastic and song selections were perfect. I surprised my husband with a short song accompanied by Corbin on sax and he was perfect and a delight. I'll also say that Cole on piano during the cocktail hour was fantastic and he was so accommodating to our soloist during the ceremony. I'll also give a shout out to Alec for pulling a great performance together and leading the band.
The band was amazing, they learned our first dance song which is not a known song... they learned a ridiculous song for the groom- Achy Breaky Heart.. They accommodated us throughout the night, they are AMAZING. Best BAND !! Jeremy was our MC and he was fantastic!! Crystal was female vocals who had an amazing voice - the whole band was FANTASTIC!! Made our outdoor non-traditional wedding rock!!
Best wedding band I've ever heard. I received countless positive comments from attendees of all ages. They even let me and some friends get up there and play a song!
Best. Band. Ever. Bluewater Kings Band absolutely ROCKED the house at my daughter's wedding. The dance floor was packed all night long - up until we were nearly pushing people out the door. Thanks to Ryan and the fabulous group of musicians that helped make our night a memorable one.
Danny was so easy to work with, and the band made sure everyone was on the dance floor the whole night. Hiring them was worth every penny!
I can't think of anything I didn't like about the band. I hired the band for our wedding and the whole night the band was rocking. My friends and family were partying all night. My whole experience was exceptional. Danny was really easy to contact and to talk with during the planning process and Theo and the band were fun, talented, and easily adapted to requests by the guests. Also their price is more then fair. I wouldn't be surprised if their price went up on the future because that is the type of talent in this band.
Blue Water Kings couldn't have been better! They really felt the vibe of our guests and played accordingly. People young & old danced the night away. We received too many compliments to count. People LOVED the band.
Look no further for a band in Chicago! We were referred by a friend who also used the Bluewater Kings Band for his wedding and we were initially amazed by the extremely good value for that size band for a downtown Chicago wedding. Then when we actually heard them play at their showcase, we were blown away and knew immediately that they would be our wedding band. After hiring them, things kept getting better. Molly was amazing to work with, answering all e-mails/questions very promptly and always extremely friendly. They were nothing but open and accommodating to all of my requests, even letting me play a song with them to surprise my new bride. The night of the wedding reception the band played to perfection, keeping the dance floor packed all night long and had people chanting for an encore at the end. Even the music they DJ'd during their short breaks was perfect. Overall, the experience could not have been better and we would recommend hiring them for your event without hesitation!
This band is truly amazing! If you are on the fence about booking a band, DO IT! This band especially is worth every penny. The Cleveland collective we put together were wonderful, fun, talented, accommodating, the list goes on and on. Stephen and Jessica Y. and the rest of the band are top notch artists. Danny the manager is great to work with and is very prompt with his responses, whether its email or phone. The online portal is easy to use and makes payment a breeze. Our guests are still raving about how much fun our wedding was!! You can go check them out locally and choose how many pieces you want to hire and request your favorite musicians. It is a very cool, different way of booking a band. They can play 1,000s of different songs, so the variety is excellent. WE LOVE BLUE WATER KINGS BAND!
Bluewater Kings completed our perfect wedding! From the very beginning they were very easy to work with including thorough information and communication. And the band was outstanding! We had a packed dance floor the whole night. They definitely helped make it a memorable evening. I highly recommend going to see a showcase and then booking them!
Response from Bluewater Kings Band:
Thanks for your awesome review, Susie! It always helps to have a super fun group to play for! :-)
BKB was fantastic! The dance floor was packed the entire evening. What a great group to work with. Definitely the perfect band choice for a lively evening of celebration!
Working with David and the Bluewater Kings was a pleasure - the communication from the band was excellent prior to the event. They were more than happy to schedule several phone calls and replied promptly to emails as needed. They asked plenty of questions in order to provide the best service and music appropriate to the event. For the size of the band we secured (it was seven or eight band members), Bluewater was one of the most affordable options. Overall, a phenomenal value!
The band was also very flexible in working with us to have their sound company supply extra a/v equipment for the speech section of the event (microphones, stage, extra speakers, tv monitors etc.) which was great for us in terms of only working with one team of people on-site.
Night of the event the sound team and band arrived promptly and were set up and ready to go before guests arrived. They were able to provide different types of music for different portions of the evening (cocktail hour, dinner, after dinner dancing) and gauged the crowd's interest in different types of music. As this was a corporate event the attendees spanned all age ranges and our event required all the music to be business appropriate. David and the rest of the Bluewater Kings were able to find a nice mix of oldies and modern hits throughout the night and certainly added to the success of our event.
We would definitely hire them for our next holiday party!
We used the Bluewater Kings Band for an international corporate meeting celebration for 750 people. Ryan was great to work with leading up to the event. All the musicians were punctual, groomed appropriately, professional and talented. The music was great! Overall, we were very pleased with the Bluewater Kings Band.
From the moment I booked with BWK, they were so attentive and easy to work with. They offer complete personalization, but are great enough that you can trust them to take the reigns if you aren't that picky about details.
Tasha was so helpful and was an amazing performer. Robin did all our MC'ing and was amazingly flexible and made sure people were where they needed to be! He made himself very approachable and available throughout the night for any last minute changes to the agenda!
This band is AMAZING and we got compliments all night and for weeks after the wedding! They made the night unforgettable!
Also, we utilized them for our ceremony-we opted for violin and piano and it was wonderful!
We can not thank YOU enough for the wonderful experience we had with Blue Water Kings Band. Molly, you did a great job communicating & planning with us, which led to an incredible reception. Having a band was very important to Andrew and me because we love to dance and have fun with our friends. I am not exaggerating, from the second the band started playing and the dance floor was open, within 3 minutes, the floor was packed and stayed that way all night. Graham (such a fun guy!) and the band did a fantastic job of playing a variety of music that catered to all generations of our guests. I can not tell you how many times we have heard how great the wedding was, how great the reception was and how great the band was! People couldn't believe that there were people on the dance floor literally all night. I'm not sure if Graham told you, but after the last song, a chant for "one more song" broke out! That fact, is all thanks to yall. So thank yall very much for playing such a key role in our day and for making it so special and memorable. The night went by too fast....maybe we need to do round two?! :) We will definitely be recommending yall to friends & family and anyone we know looking for a band. We also really loved the strings at the ceremony. Again, it was so wonderful to have live, talented musicians playing for our special day.
We can not thank you enough! Hopefully we will have an opportunity to work with you again!
They were so nice and professional and easy going on the day of, just a few simple questions when our schedule got off a little. I've never been to a wedding where there was more dancing and I've received so many compliments from our guests. BWK was by far our favorite vendor for our wedding!
The Bluewater Kings were phenomenal!! They not only did a fantastic job providing the music for our after dinner reception, they also provided a pianist to accompany our ceremony vocalist, as well as a jazz quintet for cocktails and jazz trio for dinner. They are highly organized and know how to manage a crowd. Their repertoire spans multiple genres and decades. It is definitely worth adding horns for that big sound and high energy!!
Bluewater Kings Band couldn't have been more perfect - they were organized, flexible, accommodating, professional, enthusiastic, and incredibly talented. We are still receiving more compliments than we can count from all kinds of guests - from college friends to grandparents - about the quality of the music and the FUN they had on the dance floor. Bluewater Kings Band was fantastic to work with prior to the wedding - they communicate clearly and make planning easy and fun. We went with the 7 piece band, and the price was a steal! We can't thank Bluewater Kings Band enough - they really made our wedding!
Hiring the Bluewater Kings Band for our wedding was without question one of the best decisions we ever made as a couple.
Let's start with the most important piece, the music. The band is so unbelievably good--they played what was easily one of the best performances I have ever heard, ever.
Next I have to commend them on their outstanding level of professionalism. Working with the program manager David was so easy and pleasant, their website made the planning stages a breeze, and they were very responsive and open to any questions or ideas we had. The band leader Marlon was also incredibly nice and enthusiastic on the day of the event--I can't say enough about everyone's great spirits and positive attitudes. They were such a pleasure to have at our wedding. All the other band members were incredible too--the best singing, rhythm, and horns you can imagine.
Last, I will say that their pricing is an incredible value. They were competitive with other groups and unquestionably the most professional and impressive of anyone else we contacted.
So many of our friends and family members approached us after the wedding or called or emailed the next day to tell us how amazing the band was and how they truly made the wedding what it was. I would absolutely recommend Bluewater Kings Band to other planning grooms and brides--we hope to get invited to the next wedding they play in the area.
We hired Bluewater Kings for our wedding and were extremely pleased! They sounded amazing and kept our guests dancing all night! We worked with Danny during the planning process and he was very professional and easy to work with from beginning to end. You will not be disappointed if you hire this band for your event!
From the beginning we knew we wanted a band to perform at our wedding and were presented with the daunting task of trying to pick a band that was right for us. Wow did we choose correctly! Bluewater Kings were unbelievable and exactly the FULL sound we were looking for. Everything from the jazz trio to the full 7 piece wedding band! Tasha and Adam, along with the rest of the band kept the dance floor rockin all night long! I would not hesitate for one second to book them again. Well priced for the quality and service provided, Rachel was very easy to work with and very helpful with knowing how to exactly mold the night based on what we had in mind, as well as type of music we were going for.
I would highly recommend this band for whatever event you have planned and cannot say enough good things about them. If you dont believe me go for yourself and prepare to be blown away! You WILL NOT be disappointed.
Response from Bluewater Kings Band:
We were honored to celebrate your wedding with you and Heather. THANK YOU for everything. It was an amazing night we still talk about!! Here's to you both, wishing you a lifetime of joy and I hope we get to boogie with you again sometime soon. All the best! Tasha
We went to see the Bluewater Kings Band at a couple of their showcases before we picked them for our wedding band. The showcases were very helpful to see the different kind of music and talent they have. The booking and planning process was all very easy and smooth. David gets back to you almost immediately whenever you enter in more details on your planning worksheet or have questions. The band even let me sing with them for a surprise performance. Even after our planning call with myself and the groom, they still made sure to follow up with me afterwards about the surprise. I was so impressed and grateful! Throughout the night, the band made sure to check in with us to ensure that they were playing what we wanted. They were very professional and really rocked it! One of the highlights of the night was when the saxophonist came out on the dance floor to serenade the dancers! All around, this was a fabulous band that had a GREAT value and made everything easy and fun. I would highly recommend them for your wedding!
We can not thank Bluewater Kings enough for being the icing on the cake for our wedding. They are professional, caring and a whole lot of fun to dance to. Everything about them was top notch. We went to see them one year ago. Our wedding music was everything we hoped for and more. They kept everyone on the dance floor. I highly recommend using them. Thank you for everything.
We hired the Bluewater Kings Band out of Minneapolis for our wedding on August 30th. In one word, the band was PHENOMENAL. We looked at many different wedding bands before settling on the Bluewater Kings, and let me just say that they were handedly less expensive AND more talented than any other group. We had just the right amount of communication with them prior to the event (Rachel was great with this!) and the night of the wedding I didn't have to worry about a thing! The band took care of MCing, and even cued up all the first dance songs. When it came time to get everyone on the dance floor, the band didn't have to try very hard. They opened up with "Superstition" which instantly got EVERYONE (young and old) up and having a great time! I had countless guests approach me and tell me how great the band was--There were people that didn't sit down the whole night! If you're in Minneapolis, request Jesse (Guitar & Vocals) and Allie (Vocals). These two together are magic. If you're looking for a high-energy, dance-the-night-away kind of party, I would recommend the Bluewater Kings Band without hesitation!
We LOVED Bluewater Kings Band. They played for our wedding, and they were spot on all night. As a dancer (and my husband a former musician) we were very particular on our band choices. BKB nailed it. They played our first dance songs and then got EVERYONE on the floor dancing. I mean EVERYONE. Even my 80 year old grandfather was grooving--and he does not normally groove. The best man is in school for composing at OSU, and composed a "Carmen Ohio" piece for the band to play. They requested the music a few weeks ahead, and it sounded great. My husband and I are OSU grads, and most of the guests were Ohio lovers as well, so this was very important to us! They had a wonderful selection of music, were professional, and (most importantly) TONS OF FUN. Thank you Bluewater Kings Band for making our best day ever even better :)
Great experience from first contact through event. Excellent response, choices, adaptability and most importantly, sound!
The Bluewater Kings played at my daughter's wedding and provided music for the ceremony (guitar and keyboard), cocktail hour (jazz band), and the reception (big band). We could not have been happier with the quality of the music (fantastic musicians), and the professionalism and helpfulness of the band members. As soon as the music started for the reception, the dance floor was filled to capacity and at the end of the night it was hard to get people to leave! Really an amazing experience with this band.
They know their job, and they do it exceptionally well. The pre-event planning was awesome and reassuring. The band was even more awesome. Great mix, high quality, got the place jumping. Get the sax man.
We hired Bluewater Kings Band for our wedding reception at the North Pond restaurant in Lincoln Park (Chicago) on April 13th. The first portion of the evening consisted of a cocktail hour with passed appetizers. The band played jazz in the background and really set the stage for an elegant evening. Once the time came for the band to begin, the crowd immediately jumped in. Based on my input prior to the event, the music the selected was perfect. We heard newer hits like "Happy" combined with some reception standards such as "Don't Stop Believing". For fun they threw in some Motown and big band/jazz. The variety was great and the energy was always there regardless of the style of song. Bluewaters Kings Band really showed a lot of diversity in the music which kept the crowd on the floor. For whatever reason (maybe they were having as much fun as we were) they played straight through their last two sets without stopping. It was a generous thing to do and once again, I heard multiple comments on the band's performance during and after the event ended. If you hire Bluewater Kings Band you are getting professional musicians (who dressed impeccably) that can perform multiple styles of music that will please your crowd. They can read the audience well and pick things up or slow things down accordingly. I interviewed and researched many, many bands for my wedding reception. Some of the more well known (and more pricey) entertainers would be lucky to match the style, quality and energy that Bluewater Kinds Band can deliver.
The Blue water Kings Band are true professionals in every sense of the word. They were a delight to have perform at our wedding, there is nothing better than watching a band who look themselves like they are having the time of their lives on stage. We had so many compliments on their performance on the night and afterwards, we will be very happy to recommend them on to anyone who is interested in listening to us!
We LOVED these guys, what a fabulous band!! They were so easy to deal with before our wedding, so so helpful. On the night our friends and family were up and dancing all night long, they were so proffessional and talk about talented! We will only recommend them to everyone we know :)
What to Expect
The Bluewater Kings Band are trained professional 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 80's glam rock the next, to a Great Gatsby-style 1920's Big Band the next!
Please speak to us about your specific requirements.
The Bluewater Kings 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 middlemen! Pricing from $1900 - $6500, depending on band size.
They play all your favourite songs! The Bluewater Kings Band can play all the classics and 70's, 80's, 90's, 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 dance floor, 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 dance floor. 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, and 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 than 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 Bluewater Kings 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 Bluewater Kings 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.
Past Booked Events
|June 25, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Corporate Event|
|Rachel Madison||Female Vocals|
|Tasha Lord||Female Vocals|