Client Testimony

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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