Simply put, The Shine Band in Boston MA offers Live Music Services and a dynamic and unbeatable performance for your special day! The Five-Piece dance band has performed at over 1600 weddings and events and is the winner of the Couples Choice Awards for over seven years in a row. Nothing Compares to Live Music, and The Shine Band is the area’s best Live Music band! For over 20 years The Shine Band has been delivering high-quality entertainment to the Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire areas.
Choose the band that has been nationally and internationally recognized and get the best for your wedding reception, or corporate event. Band members have performed with artists like: J Geils, Santana, Joe Perry, Jimmy Cliff, ‘Til Tuesday, The Black Crowes, The Boston Celtics, Roberta Flack, The Gin Blossoms, Bruce Hornsby, Natalie Cole, Livingston Taylor, Cheap Trick, MLB Pitcher Bronson Arroyo, Delbert McClinton, James Montgomery, Rebecca Paris and more!
The Shine Band is:
Amy — Keyboards, Vocals
Tom — Saxophones, Keyboards, Vocals
Mitch — Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Vocals
John — Bass, Vocals (bandleader)
Dave — Drums, Percussion, Vocals
(A trumpet can be added for a larger horn section sound)
Our experience comes in handy all the time! Knowing when to remain in the background as folks enjoy conversation –and when to really kick it up -is a specialty. ALL guests are engaged from your first dance to the last. We’d also be glad to learn your special song if we don’t already know it.
What We Can Play
No matter how small or large your function or special event is, we’ll tailor the music to suit any situation. We love our work because we get to play hundreds of songs from all areas of popular music: jazz, classic rock, current Top 40, Motown, country, R&B, swing, pop — you name it!
Want us to play a particular style of music for your wedding, party, or corporate event? Just ask! We also welcome specific song requests prior to and during performances. You can also check out our extensive playlists for a more detailed look. Every event is different and we always pay close attention to any planning details.
The band is initially hired for a standard four-hour time period. Additional music from the band may also be booked at the same event. Here are some options:
- Sax and guitar cocktail duo, prior to the band in any outdoor or indoor location. They feature a nice variety of instrumental jazz, swing, Latin, and blues music.
- The band playing quiet, instrumental cocktail music, if better for your timeline.
- Pre-recorded cocktail music at any location, to help create a nice atmosphere prior to the band. This can be a very cost-effective option.
- Flute and acoustic guitar ceremony duo, if at the same venue where the band will perform. A variety of instrumental, classical and appropriate easy-going popular music is offered. Feel free to have a look at our repertoire.
- Additional band “overtime” beyond four hours, available by the half hour
Do We Offer to Emcee and Assist With Wedding Planning?
Definitely! We can announce using an excellent Sennheiser wireless microphone as little or as much as you’d like. People who are not used to giving a toast or speech in front of a lot of people are expertly encouraged. The Shine Band is also known for helpful planning advice at any time before or during your event. An informative Reception Worksheet is used to create your own custom-made timeline. Our extensive wedding experience comes in handy all the time throughout many normal and unforeseen situations. Good communication is paramount, therefore email and phone calls are promptly returned with clear answers. Understanding that different people want different things is key to making a stress-free wedding that everyone will savor for years to come. As couples say, “We’re only doing this once, so let’s do it right!”
“The Shine Band served as a great MC and made the transitions in the evening seamless. We weren’t able to hear the band live before our reception night– it turned out to not matter. They made every effort to accommodate our requests and John offered a lot of valuable advice on timing and music selection. A wedding can be stressful but choosing a band shouldn’t be at all. The Shine Band knows this and really excels at being top notch entertainment.” – Matthew 9/2016
There’s much to consider when you hire a wedding band. The bottom line is that We Care. There are over 100 Five Star online wedding reviews from past clients, without a single negative word –not an easy feat. We would love to take care of your wedding reception music, please let us know how we can help. For additional information about our live wedding music and services, please visit our FAQ page