No matter how small or large your wedding, function or special event is, The Shine Band in Boston Massachusetts will 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, all decades of pop music — you name it! You can also check out our extensive playlists for a more detailed look.
As the reception or party unfolds, we are able to read the mood of a diverse crowd and inject a true musical variety for all guests. Sometimes a more easy listening approach is needed before the dance floor starts getting packed. Other occasions and timelines call for us to just go for it from the first moment. We are very attentive to planning details and always maintains comfortable volume levels.
“They were the model of professionalism in person – on time, friendly, and on point throughout the day. The dance floor was packed all night long, and we received lots of compliments from both people who loved the music, and people who were thankful for a wedding band that could strike the right balance between a rocking party and people still being able to hear each other.” – Jenna 9/2016
Why “LIVE” Music?
Have you ever been to a wedding or function and got bored watching a person standing at a table with headphones on, cueing up the next Billboard Hot 100 hit, when folks just weren’t ready for it? How about a special event where a live band was moving seamlessly from one style to the next, with killer musicianship and vocal ability? Although there is a place for disc jockeys, there really is no substitute for humans playing good music. The excitement of performance, a crazy good guitar or sax solo, four-part vocal harmony, interaction among players, singing like you mean it -people just like to experience other people creating live music in front of them. That’s why our tag line is ” Nothing Compares to Live Music!”
The Boston area is one of the top musical havens in the world and attracts extremely proficient musicians. A disc jockey is less expensive, plays selections by the original artist, generally does not take up much space and travels just as far. However, people who make a living studying, writing, singing, recording and performing music are more apt to have a better foundation of music -and its presentation. Generally, disc jockeys do not have true musical backgrounds and generally aren’t familiar with certain styles of music. Musicians and singers can also come very close to sounding like the original artist -as well as create a unique, special arrangement for your first dance or parent dance.
Where We Can Play
The Shine Band is compact enough to play wedding venues that have space restrictions AND large enough to have performed at almost every major hotel and facility in Boston and throughout New England. Working with the challenging acoustics and logistical difficulties of estate sites is one of our specialties. Our band appreciates being included on preferred vendor lists and works hard to keep a solid reputation.
The Shine Band has performed at plenty of large facilities such as the MDC Hatch Shell on the Esplanade, the Hynes Convention Center, the Museum of Science, and as a cover band for corporate events that have included over a thousand guests. The Shine Band has a great reputation for being extremely reliable. We are instrumental in helping you plan and execute your special event AND we know what to avoid so that all you have to do is just show up and enjoy yourself!