Bands & Ensembles in Boston, Massachusetts
Wanna hire a rockstar? Yea you do... or maybe you don’t and are just looking for a Jazz singer (BTW, we think Jazz soloists are total rockstars). No matter the genre or style, the Special Guest band category will not disappoint. Scroll through our talent to book the perfect entertainment for your next big bash (or intimate cocktail party).
Pretty SaroAcoustic Roots Quartet
Pretty Saro burst into the Boston bluegrass scene shaking up the definition of American roots music. Meeting every so often in a tiny, worn, and slightly smelly dorm practice room, the bluegrass quartet tinkered away, trying to find the right blend of styles they wanted to convey the world. Over three years later, the boys are still chugging strong with no signs of slowing.
Danielle Miraglia comes armed with a strong steady thumb on an old Gibson, an infectious stomp-box rhythm, & harmonica with tunes ranging from heart-felt to socially conscious that will move both your heart and hips. The music itself blends influences of some of Miraglia’s own heroes - The Rolling Stones, Prince, Janis Joplin along with Danielle's lyrical ability to explore human nature at its best and worst. Danielle is nominated for a 2018 Boston Music Award for "Blues Act of the Year."
Erin Harpe and the Delta SwingersElectric Delta Boogie
Erin Harpe has been called “one of the most dynamic, talented and exciting roots rocking blues women on the scene” by Living Blues Magazine. Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers, her Boston Music Award-winning band, are set to release their second full-length album entitled Big Road – out now on VizzTone! The self-produced album highlights Erin’s diverse influences, from her roots in acoustic delta and piedmont blues, to her electric side – slide guitar, boogie blues, funk, and soul. In the time since the band’s debut album Love Whip Blues (produced by Dave Gross) Erin and the band have been touring the country nonstop – honing their craft, and making plenty of new fans. They’ve driven countless miles (Erin behind the wheel) and had numerous adventures, and also (as you can imagine) trials, along the way. Subsequently, Erin has emerged into the limelight, taking on a more direct role as producer and playing lead guitar. Big Road is an apt name for her new, self-produced album. It describes where she and the band have been, traveling the highways and back roads, bringing people joy through their music. It’s also the name of Erin’s favorite Tommy Johnson song, “Big Road Blues”, the one that Billy Gibbons said he liked her arrangement of when she opened for ZZ Top! “It’s the album I’ve always wanted to make,” explains Erin, “an authentic live-sounding set of songs, centered around my guitar playing, which is at the root of my music – from acoustic finger-picking, to electric slide guitar, to wah-wah fueled funk, with a few guitar solos thrown in.” The album was recorded (and mixed) in just 6 days by Pete Weiss at Verdant Studio, during a snowstorm in southern Vermont, and features Jim Countryman on bass guitar and ukulele bass, Matt “Charles” Prozialeck on harmonica, and Kendall Divoll on drums and percussion, with a little organ and accordion added by their friend Michael Casavant.
VibrantWedding/Event band and DJ combo
Vibrant Productions puts your day first and foremost. We aren't a company that books dozens of bands, at dozens of locations, on the same day. Your wedding is the most important to us. That's why we book one band on one day - no multiple bands per day- you're wedding gets our full attention. We focus solely on your wedding to make sure its absolutely what you requested down to the last detail. Take a look at our reviews on Wedding Wire or The Knot. They tell you all you need to know!
Driscoll ProductionsThe Driscoll Drumming Dummies
We provide musical ventriloquist comedy for the young and young at heart! Kevin Driscoll is Boston's Five Star children's entertainer and musical ventriloquist. Kevin is a National Award Winner, composer/producer, and Massachusetts Certified teacher providing edutainment (education and entertainment) throughout New England. See www.DriscollProductions.com or call/text 617-901-6232 any time.
Andy LightningThe poor man's John Mayer
Originally from Salem, Massachusetts, songwriter Andy Lightning has found success with audiences coast to coast and north to south. His tasteful guitar tones and verbal intricacies are something all folk and acoustic fans can enjoy. Andy is a true performer, making sure his listeners always receive a show.
Houston Bernard BandLive Country Band or Acoustic solo or duo
Full of Fire, Fun, and Fury, the Houston Bernard Band will rock you! Houston was born into a family rooted deep in country music from Oklahoma and Nashville. He has assembled a group of musicians in New England that bring vitality and grit to modern country. Their brand of original country music is fresh and hard-hitting. Nominated for Country Act of the Year New England Music Awards in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Nominated Country Act of the Year 2017 and 2018 for Boston Music awards. He
Matthew TobinMatthew Tobin - Violin, Piano and more
Matt is active in the dueling piano circuit throughout the New York / New England area. He has performed at Dueling Piano bars in 17 states, in Europe and on cruise ships throughout the Caribbean and Mediterranean. As a violinist, he holds a Masters Degree in Violin Performance and has appeared on several major album releases. He grows his own beard.