As seen performing atop World Trade One Observatory, Joe Kris Music is what you need for your next event. Whether it's an acoustic duo (Joe & Kris) or a full 9 piece band, they perform a wide variety of music! They are able to accommodate most requests and will be the perfect entertainment for your next event!
Joe and Kris provided absolutely everything we were looking for in a band for our wedding party! From a more relaxed and instrumental start to full blown cover party band for dancing and singing along to, Joe, Kris and the rest of the band made our party an absolute blast!
From the start, Joe was very professional, responsive and easy to work with. Initially, I was afraid we’d have to skimp on sound in order to accommodate our small venue; but after expressing this Joe, he ensured the right combination of musicians to fit the tight space. Joe and Kris came with three additional musicians and delivered on that promise without compromising sound or energy.
Musically, I really could not have asked for more. Not only did the band sound wonderful, but they played to the crowd perfectly, took requests and even learned a few new songs for us. For days after our party, friends and family were telling me how much they loved the band!
My husband and I can’t say a big enough thanks to Joe, Kris and the rest of the band for helping to make our wedding party so so so much fun! From start to finish they were the best!
My husband & I hired Joe & Kris 4-weeks before our wedding date. We were in a bind as our friend who was supposed to play at our wedding became ill. We did a Google search for "NYC wedding cover bands that play oldie love songs" & Joe Kris appeared on search engine GigSalad which I have never heard of before. The story begins with our love for Joe & Kris!
It can be anxiety filled for a bride 4-weeks away from her wedding to not have a band, especially when your fiancé is a musician & music is then ultimately the most important component to the wedding. Music sets the proper atmosphere for the event, as well as display the union in a style that most represents the couple now & for the years to come. Not to mention reaching out to a band via the Internet & on a website you have never heard of before.
JoeKris Communicate. Upon reaching out to Joe & Kris we were quickly set at ease. They were the first band we approached & the first band that responded. In fact, we received instant responses for as little or as large of a question we had. This made the process smooth, easy & stress-free. Communication is key when booking online (or in-person!) & there was definitely no lack of communication with this team! We were able to exchange personal e-mails & cell phone numbers in order to accomplish quicker response rates & phone calls as a way to get to know each other, our style & the flow of our wedding to perfection.
JoeKris are Experts. They are experts in assembly. They can arrange as large as a 7-piece band or as small as a 4-piece band. Possibly even a 2-piece duet upon request! We secured their talents as a 4-piece band, as we were looking for an acoustic sound & wanted to utilize simply Joe & Kris's voices, as well as their beautiful violin / bass player & extremely talented drummer. The band arrived on-time & set up / load out was seamless. We had requested to keep assembly small as our venue was small & everything fit perfectly!
They are experts in their talent - they are extremely gifted in voice, musical ability & range. Every guest loved them & I have sent several guests to their website. Their playlist is extensive & ever changing. If there is a song they do not know, they will work hard in order to learn it before your event!
JoeKris are Adaptable. The band was able to learn new songs for our dream playlist. With as little as 1-week away for a newly requested song - none was a problem for this team! Day of the event - we changed the flow of the playlist. They were eager & excited to do it & were completely on the same page as us.
JoeKris are Professional. Between Communication, Talent, Assembly, Appearance, Flexibility & Value there is no lack of professionalism here. One thing I had not discussed with the band was dress code! My fiancé & I had wanted the band to wear black. Without discussing, the band, of course, arrived in black & looked beautiful & professional!
JoeKris provide extreme Value. As mentioned, my husband is a musician. Music to him was the most important piece of our wedding. Joe & Kris nailed it in every way possible. We feel truly represented as a couple & our union together. Coming from a musician this is not to be taken lightly! Their rates are extremely affordable & you get more from them then what you pay for. Joe & Kris were in the middle of planning their own wedding 4-weeks away from our wedding! To have a couple so in love, singing love songs as a duet, is truly something unique & special to be a part of. Our guests loved this bit of information!
Moving forward, we have requested to be invited to public appearances of Joe & Kris & will for sure be using them again. Our experience was amazing & we highly recommend Joe & Kris. We cannot thank them enough for being a part of our special day & for their love & light instilled for us on our wedding day. We wish them love & light on their wedding day & hope they are equally as lucky as we felt we were on our day.
x K & M
We can’t say enough good things about Joe and Kris. My husband and I got married on Friday. We had Joe and Kris sing at our Mass and cocktail hour. They were amazing! They were so helpful with helping us with our song selections and even learned new songs that were important to our family. Their voices sounded incredible. They even got an ovation during Mass! Never seen that happen before but there talent was just so incredible. So many people commented on their voices, especially when they sang “The Prayer”. They also did a lot of extra things to keep my nerves at ease and to make sure the Mass ran smoothly. They had us pick all our songs from a big selection of songs and even learned some of our favorites that weren’t on the list. Having them there made cocktail hour!!!! It was perfect. Everyone was commenting on how good they were. Sean and I love live music and were so happy to have them there. Our phones were flooded with texts about them the next day. I can’t say enough good things about them! Their kindness, excitement, and quick responses (especially in panic moments of organization) meant so much to us! Can’t wait to listen to them again soon!!!
I had Joe and Kris play at my 30th birthday party. It was at a restaurant and I was looking for a little something extra to make the night super special. They were exactly that something extra that I was looking for. I received many compliments at my party about how great the music was and how Joe and Kris just added that little something extra. They would be a great and wonderful addition to any party.
Joe and Kris played at my wedding in Manhattan this December. They were the perfect addition to the cocktail hour. They were early to set up, didn't take up much space and they are a delight to listen and watch. They are an adorable married couple and I loved their energy at my wedding. They are two young people in love singing love songs... what could be bad!!!!
Joe and Kris sent me all of their songs before hand and had me pick out which ones I liked and played my whole list. I even asked them to learn a song and they did. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for live entertainment on their big day.
We just had Joe Kris Music up to One World Observatory at the top of One World Trade Center as a part of our Live and Local: Summer Thursday series and they were phenomenal. They are perfect for someone looking to book acoustic talent to play at a low-key function. They created a very laid back atmosphere and their load-in/out process was easy and manageable. A very talented duet.
Joe Kris Music performed at our holiday party earlier this month and did an excellent job! They were extremely easy to work with from start to finish. Everyone was very professional, friendly and adaptable. The band was very fun and energetic which was exactly what we wanted for our event. Thank you, Joe Kris Music!
I hired Kris and Joe for my wedding ceremony and cocktail hour on 11-21-15. From the moment I reached out to them I knew they were the one. Joe and Kris were very professional and always answered any emails or texts very quickly. I had requested to walk down the aisle to a cover of I Choose You by Sara Barielles. Boy did they deliver! The song was everything I wanted and more. My guests were amazed by the live music and the variety of music that these two were playing. If you're looking for a duo/band that is professional, friendly, and can play just about anything, then Kris and Joe are definitely for you. Happy hunting.
Joe and Kris made special memories for us and our party at our beach front home on outdoor deck. We exchanged lists of songs from '50s and 60's and they put together a 2 hour program that was wonderful. Their structure of the right sized group with backup musicians for a limited deck space presentation was supurb These newlywed music teachers have a great future in this business - you will not be dissapointed
I booked Joe & Kris (acoustic duo) and they showed up as a trio! Unfortunately I do not remember the other guy's name but all three were absolutely amazing. My clients fell in love instantly and are begging me to bring them back for more performances. I definitely plan to book them again for future dates. Thanks so much for coming and performing for us!
We had an amazing time at our company event, thanks to Joe Kris Music. They were professional and fun! We would absolutely recommend them for any event.
Amazing job! We were a little hesitant hiring a band online, but we were blown away at their complete professionalism! All four band members arrived on time and quickly set up so they could begin playing at the exact time we discussed. They knew exactly what to play to set a upbeat, fun mood for our event, playing everything from 80s to today's hits! Our guests loved them and they really made the event! If there ever comes a time where we'll need to hire a band, Joe Kris Music will be our first choice!
Fantastic- everyone in attendance enjoyed their performance. This was the second time I have seen them play and they work wonderfully together and are really easy to work with. Do not hesitate if you are considering booking them for your next event. 5 Stars all the way!
Joe and Kris are the perfect acoustic duo for any event! I own an italian restaurant in Long Beach, NY named Spiaggia and they play here all the time...the crowd loves them, their music adds the perfect ambiance and the two of them are just the most wonderful and easy going people to work with. The variety of the music really accommodates to every audience and is beyond enjoyable. Highly, highly, highly recommended!
My husband and I saw Joe and Kris down in Long Beach and they are AWESOME!! We absolutely loved their song choices! Each one was better than the last. Really really great voices too! Loved these two! looking forward to seeing them again. Keep singing you guys!!!
What to Expect
Soothing acoustic sounds with tight two part harmonies. We play all the classic favorites you'll love to sing and dance along to all night long!
Full 9 piece band with the most accomplished musicians around! We will keep you dancing and singing along all night long with their non-stop jam-packed sets!
Based out of Long Island, New York, husband and wife Joe and Kris started Joe Kris Music to create your one stop shop for musical entertainment. Our 9 piece Wedding Band is a youthful, energetic, professional band of musicians that bring non-stop energy to every performance!
It is the goal of Joe Kris Music to always raise the bar in professionalism, energy, and overall quality of music.
There is nothing like having a LIVE full band including top-notch, professionally trained, New York based vocalists, guitarists, bassists, pianists, violinists, drummers, and (of course) - HORNS! We pride ourselves on our overall sound and painstaking attention to detail making sure we play the music you have come to know and love so well!
With groups ranging from our two-piece acoustic duo, to a jazz quartet, to a full 9 piece band, the music never stops. Both Joe and Kris hold a B.A. in Jazz/Commercial Music, have years of performance experience, and work with only the most seasoned, talented, and professional musicians around. Joe Kris Music is available for all types of events from weddings, ceremonies, and cocktail hours, to birthday parties and corporate events. Contact us today to find out more!
Additional Booking Notes
We come equipped with and run our own sound system - including but not limited too PA, speakers, monitor, mixer, soundboard, microphones, cables, amps, extension chords.
Past Booked Events
|November 24, 2017 • 2:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding - Congratulations Katie & Sean!|
|June 25, 2017 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, Astoria NY|
|April 28, 2017 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm||House of Brews, Port Jefferson, NY|
|April 02, 2017 • 9:00am - 12:00pm||Police Holy Name Society of NC Communion Breakfast|
|March 10, 2017 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm||Private Event, @ Copperhill Williston Park, NY|
|February 04, 2017 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Engagement Party - The Coral House, Baldwin NY|
|December 10, 2016–December 11, 2016 • 6:00pm - 12:00pm||Wedding - Congratulations, Mary and Dave!|
|December 09, 2016 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm||Saverio's of Long Beach|
|December 08, 2016 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||NCPD Holiday Party - Private Event|
|September 24, 2016 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm||Saverios of Long Beach|
|September 18, 2016 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm||Private Party|
|September 03, 2016 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm||Saverio's of Long Beach|
|August 27, 2016 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm||Saverio's of Long Beach|
|August 25, 2016 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||One World Observatory Summer Series - NYC|
|August 13, 2016 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm||Saverio's of Long Beach|
|July 29, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding|
|June 25, 2016 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm||Saverio's - Long Beach, NY|
|May 20, 2016 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm||Saverio's - Long Beach, NY|
|April 15, 2016 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm||Saverio's - Long Beach, NY|
|April 09, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding - Congratulations Jenny & Alex!|
|March 19, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Saverio's - Long Beach, NY|
|March 13, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Private Event - Oceanside, Knights of Columbus|
|March 12, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Private Event - Lenny's Clam Bar, Howard Beach|
|March 05, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Saverio's - Long Beach, NY|
|February 12, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Saverio's - Love Songs l Valentines Day Celebration|
|January 15, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Saverio's - Long Beach, NY|
|January 11, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Gotham Comedy Club - NYC Private Event|
|December 24, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Inspire Social Day Care - Brooklyn, NY|
|December 04, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Reel - East Rockaway, NY|
|November 21, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding - Congratulations Alberly & James!|
|November 21, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|November 20, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Saverio's - Long Beach, NY|
|October 02, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Saverio's - Long Beach, NY|
|August 22, 2015||Anniversary Party|
|June 20, 2015||Wedding Reception|
Our sets vary from gig to gig. We are always adding new tunes to our repertoire to keep ourselves up to date with the crowds. We DO take requests. However, if we don't know a tune we are sure to learn it for the next time around. We keep things exciting, making sure not to play the same songs each time we play a gig. We play all varieties of music from the 50's to today including rock, jazz, blues, pop, and acoustic.
|Kristin Gallagher||Lead Vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
The Beatles. Stevie Nicks. John Denver. Alanis Morissette. John Mayer. Jason Mraz. Elvis Presley. Etta James. Van Morrison. Dave Matthews Band. Norah Jones. Simon and Garfunkel. James Taylor. The Monkees. Stevie Wonder. Neil Diamond. Journey. The Proclaimers. Lynyrd Skynyrd. The Blues Brothers. Stevie Ray Vaughn. Sarah Vaughn. Lady Gaga. Tom Petty. Mumford and Sons. Jimmy Buffett. Adele. Phillip Phillips. Bruce Springsteen. The Who. And many, many more.
Required items can vary each performance.