Member Since: 5/22/2011
I can not say enough about the incredible job Wilson-Stevens did in booking the PERFECT band for our wedding! Among the countless decisions that couples need to make in the planning of their big day, it is beyond comforting to know that someone is looking out for your best interests. Wilson Stevens provided us with exactly this peace of mind, and then some. I would strongly recommend them to any bride looking to enhance the experience of their wedding, and have the utmost confidence that Wilson Stevens will consistently go the extra mile to ensure the band delivers an amazing and memorable performance. No details are overlooked and no questions left un-answered. They make you feel as though your event is the only one on their calendar and apply a personal touch that gives brides the real impression that Wilson Stevens is truly invested in the outcome of their day. Unequaled professionalism and performance! Book these guys immediately, you will NOT be disappointed!
Member Since: 12/16/2009
I want to thank everyone in Splash for doing such an amazing job at our wedding. Everyone was RAVING about how awesome they were and how it was the best wedding band they had ever seen/ heard. I overheard so many comments from the guests about the band throughout the night. It made me so happy because I feel like a good band is absolutely key to people enjoying themselves. A few of my friends said they had never seen people charge the dance floor like they did at my wedding. Their energy was awesome and people were saying one of the singers was like the next Usher, haha. Splash was just PHENOMENAL, responsive, and in tune with everything. They were loud enough so that people could dance and have fun, but not so loud that people were deafened or couldn't carry on a conversation. They were dynamic, young, fun, and not your typical cheesy wedding band. They brought everyone to life and I couldn't be happier with their performance.
Member Since: 4/22/2012
If you want your guests to wake up with sore feet because they were dancing so much, Radiance is your band. In all seriousness, we had the best time with them, and I cannot tell you how many times our wedding guests told us how great they were at Sunday morning brunch the following day. True performers.
We worked specifically with Sal Difusco leading up to the big day, and he was excellent and responsive. We didn't have much of our music (first dance, father/daughter, last dance) decided until about a week before the wedding, which I'm sure was not ideal for them...especially when we asked them to learn 2 new songs for us! But Sal was patient and ultimately able to make it all happen. Sal also personally learned a song to play during our ceremony (he and a separate flutist played our ceremony music), which was amazing and beautiful. It brought tears to my eyes when I heard it as I walked down the aisle.
We had heard Radiance before at a friend's wedding about a year prior, so knew we wouldn't be disappointed. But they still far exceeded our expectations. Beyond the few "must have" songs, we really let them lead the charge with music, which worked out well. They seriously had people on the dance floor from start to finish, the only exception being the dinner course. For about 20 minutes, Sal played guitar while guests sat, ate, and chatted amongst themselves. It was perfect background music.
I would wholeheartedly recommend Radiance. They were worth every penny, in my opinion. Nothing worse than a band who can't get the crowd to its feet - and Radiance will not disappoint, I promise!
Member Since: 5/23/2011
I cannot say enough about Wilson Stevens' service and the band we hired. My initial contact, Justin, at Wilson Stevens was friendly, patient and helpful. Justin was always available to answer an email or return a call and we always assuring us of any concerns. The band, Eye 2 Eye, was unbelievable. They had the ENTIRE 200+ wedding on their feet and dancing from start to finish. The quality of their performance cannot be beat, as good, maybe better, than any concert you would pay to see. The were definitely a splurge but worth the extra money and any sacrifices we made to have them there. If you are looking for a fun atmosphere and a night full of dancing, I highly recommend them. If they are too outside of your budget, I highly recommend the company. If you are upfront with them about your budget the will help you find something of extreme quality to meet your needs.
Member Since: 2/5/2012
From the moment we heard Freestyle in the showcase months ago, we knew they were the band who HAD to play our wedding. They didn't just "play a wedding", Freestyle MADE the wedding. While we had a great group of people who filled the room with love, they made it overflow with fun and happiness. Everyone in the band stood out. Everyone has immeasurable talent. Everyone has a passion for music evident in every note that was belted out. The personal touches they delivered and the performance they gave was the greatest we've ever seen, and no one can stop talking about how incredible they are.
Aside from the actual band, Wilson Stevens was a total pleasure to work with. Phone calls were returned within an hour, the professionalism was second to none and everything in the contract was clear cut and easy to manage. From the moment the band was hired until the last song was played, I didn't worry about a thing...something that, as brides continue to plan their wedding, you will find incredibly rare and very valuable in the vendors you choose to hire.
Member Since: 3/28/2011
We used Wilson Stevens Productions to book Search Party for our wedding. They were reasonably priced, considering that you get 7 people, but it was still a splurge for us. That being said, it was the BEST thing that we did for our wedding! They were so easy to work with, met our endless requests (they learned 3 songs just for us!), and kept all of the guests dancing until the very end!
Member Since: 8/24/2010
Beantown is outstanding...absolutely phenomenal!! Beantown was the very first vendor we booked right after we got engaged. We knew that no matter where we had our ceremony and reception, it would be a AMAZING night because Beantown was going to be there!! I mentioned to Tim and Anita how I wanted high energy and Beantown went above and beyond to ensure of this...they nailed it! Our guests were up and dancing all night long. A month later, our guests still talk about our amazing band. Not only is Beantown the best band, but they are truly a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend them!!
Member Since: 6/30/2010
We used Wilson Stevens Production company to book the band, The Beantown Band, for our wedding. The company was professional and trustworthy. They were able to answer all of our questions and accommodate all of our needs. Great people to work with! We would use them again in a heartbeat! Thank you for making our dreams come true!
Member Since: 1/1/2010
I booked my entire wedding date around the band Eye 2 Eye. WSP (Wilson Stevens Productions), helped me with every detail, even a surprise steel drum player for my husband at the cocktail hour. After two months I am still hearing about how much the guests loved our band. One of our guests has already booked Eye 2 Eye through WPS because his wife loved them so much at our wedding!!!
Member Since: 5/7/2012
If I could score Beantown at at 10 on this scale, I would. They were undoubtedly the BEST part of our wedding day.
My husband and I first heard Beantown at our friend's wedding in 2011. We weren't engaged at the time, but looked at each other at the beginning of the party and said to each other, "when we get married, we MUST have this band". Beantown is expensive, but worth EVERY penny. Tim and Ruth are incredible to work with. Beyond their very thorough (11+ page) song list, the band learned 3 songs - including our first dance song - and were very collaborative along the way.
Tim and his team of amazing band members are some of the best professionals I've ever seen from live bands - much less wedding bands. In some ways it's unfair to call them a 'wedding band' - having them play your event is like having a full legit band play a range of amazing songs just like you were at the actual artist's concert. Once Beantown started playing, our guests couldn't help but immediately get up from their seat. They continued to dance all night.
Beantown reads the crowd, plays songs that keep the party going, interact with guests to generate even more happiness and excitement. Their singers and musicians are truly enthusiastic about their performance. It really is a special thing - and nothing I've ever seen from any band across the MANY other weddings I've been to in the last 4 years. Our family and friends are still talking about how amazing our wedding was - and it's always about 'that incredible band'.
If you can plan a way to pay for Beantown, just do it. If you have to sacrifice some budget on another vendor, don't think twice, just do it. You and your guests will be thrilled you did. They make your wedding one for the books :)
Member Since: 12/27/2012
Wilson Stevens Productions helped us w/ our music from start to finish:
- Tim Wilson was so responsive, got back to my inquiry email right away, sent me some links to videos of his bands performing, and invited me to showcases where we could hear the bands, live
- At the showcase we went to, Tim was there--so friendly, warm, professional. Answered any questions we had on the spot.
- We knew _right_ when we heard FreeStyle that they were the band for us. I'll review them separately--they're AMAZING!!
- Contract negotiations went totally smoothly
- The band called us prior to the wedding to talk about our timeline, song choices, how we'd like to do wedding party introductions, etc.
- And our big day was SEAMLESS, the band arrived on time, with GREAT energy, and just absolutely killed it. Our guests can't stop talking about how incredible they were.
Not gimmicky, not a sham.
Could NOT be happier that we worked with this team. You guys are true professionals who sincerely want to deliver the best possible wedding experience.
Cannot thank you enough!!!!
Member Since: 12/22/2011
To be honest, there aren't enough words that could truly express how thankful we are for having had Wilson Stevens Productions connect us with Eye 2 Eye. We had heard great feedback, heard all the sizzles on the web site and even seen the live showcase teasers but nothing prepares you for what they bring to life on what is such an important, special day. There's a reason you can put 110% trust into what they do best. The way they read the room and find songs that appeal to EVERYONE, keeps everyone on the dance floor from what feels like the minute they introduced as the new Mr and Mrs.! If you want a band that will have energy, soul and bring an instant party, then Eye 2 Eye is the right fit. I can't get over how many people are still talking about them post-wedding (looking for an excuse to throw a party just to use them!). Clearly I could go on and on...Thank you to Wilson Stevens and Eye 2 Eye, just doesn't feel like enough!
Member Since: 8/15/2012
Boss Band was wonderful at our wedding! Their sets were great and their energy was contagious! People who don't normally dance were dancing- always a good sign! We've received so many compliments and questions about which band we had because everyone liked them so much! They were great at our friend's wedding in Maine a couple years ago and they were great at ours too. Can't recommend them enough!
Member Since: 6/3/2012
Where to begin? I cannot speak about One Step Ahead without acting like Giada DeLaurentiis after she tastes something she's made...and in case that's too specific a reference for you, what I mean is "oooooh myy guuuh--AMAZING."
I was initially nervous about booking a band sight unseen, but Giovanni's voice sounded too good to pass up. Fortunately, the gamble played off: the real thing was even better than the video! Giovanni was amaaaazing, I love love looove his voice. (I love his voice so much I want to marry it and then as a bonus I'll get to have a second wedding for One Step Ahead to play at!) Anyway, Giovanni sang "Time after Time" as our wedding song and I hope I don't offend anybody when I say that he truly gave Chet Baker a run for his money with that performance. Lily, the female vocalist has an equally gorgeous voice -- and I am incredibly "voice picky"-- hers is clear yet soulful, she could sing twinkle twinkle little star and have the crowd calling "encore!" There was also a third vocalist (I regret I don't know his name!) who sang "Simple Man" for the Mother-Son song and he captured the Lynryd Skynyrd sound perfectly. Bottom line: the talent is off the charts and their versatility is beyond impressive. They have all the tools and "ear" to create the perfect sound for each song/genre.
Lastly, as hosts/emcees, they were uber professional and let their sound be their main presence. By this I mean they did an excellent job of reading the energy of the crowd, segueing from song to song based on the feel of the dance floor, and incorporating our "please play" and "do not play" lists--all in a "not in your face" kind of way. They were definitely the pulse and heart of the party, but they never made it about them--NEVER schticky or cheesy. They did a wonderful job with the formalities/announcements, making a point to establish what we did and didn't want to do weeks before the wedding. OSA, I can't thank you enough!!!
Member Since: 11/11/2011
I chose Splash! based on just a few couples who'd hired them, listening to them on their website and Wilson Stevens' reputation, and what a great decision they were!
Our guests were amazed with their performance and quality and felt they really put on a concert! They kept the dance floor heated up all night and we opted for some overtime. Our guests talked about them for weeks afterwards. They got on on the dance floor as well which was great.
Wilson Stevens' were great to work with and patient as anything with all the details. If you're looking to rock the house at your wedding, Splash! is the right choice.
Member Since: 6/9/2010
We planned our wedding from a distance so we only got to see our band, Splash from their website and from our parents options. We are so glad we hired them, they were one of the best vendors we had. All of our guests are still raving about what a great band we had and how much fun they had dancing! I was worried that the band would overpower the wedding and create more of a concert type feel, but they really did a good job. They made sure everyone was dancing and started to play more of the music that they saw our guests were enjoying. Dealing with the production company, Wilson Stevens, was very easy and they always answered all of our questions.
The only disappointment we had was the cocktail hour. When the music for the cocktail hour started it was a piano player/saxophone player when it should have been a piano player/guitar player. They realized the mistake and fixed it but it took awhile for the transition to happen so there was a good amount of time during the cocktail hour without music.
Overall all of our guests really enjoyed them and had a blast dancing!
Member Since: 8/7/2012
Beantown is the best band ever! Practically every guest stayed until the end of the reception, and every single person danced. They are great musicians, fun, interactive, play a great repertoire of songs, and in short, cannot be beat! You'd be a fool not to try and get them for your wedding! I wish I could give more stars than just 5!
Member Since: 12/28/2010
We would highly recommend Wilson Stevens Productions to anyone. Not only was the band, Eye to Eye, fabulous on the night of the wedding (the dance floor was always packed!), but we really appreciated how responsive they were leading up to the wedding. Penni Layne always responded to emails in a timely manner, and gave wonderful professional advice. We loved having this band perform at our wedding!
Member Since: 1/15/2006
I would highly recommend Beantown for your wedding or any event that you might consider for a band booking. All the singers and musicians were top notch and they really got the party going as they were very interactive with the crowd. We received many many compliments on the band from practically everyone in attendance.
If your goal is to get the best band possible then you must book Beantown!
Member Since: 3/14/2011
We chose to book our wedding band through Wilson Stevens because we liked the "showcases" that allowed us to preview several bands performing mini sets. It really helped us narrow down the overwhelming options.
We ended up with Splash for our July 2012 wedding, and they were fantastic. People were on the dance floor all night and everyone agreed they were the highlight. Many guests asked me for their name/contact info to use for their upcoming weddings! (As Splash didn't advertise themselves at all, which was nice).
Compared to the other Wilson Stevens bands we saw, I would say Splash is a little more interactive, which was fun. (The singers joined the dance floor sometimes and showed off some MJ moves). Overall couldn't be happier with our choice. Most WS bands have a hefty price tag, but worth it!
Beantown * Eye2Eye * Radiance * Splash! & more ...
We are New England's premier live music resource for all special occasions. We feature top Boston ensembles BEANTOWN, EYE 2 EYE, RADIANCE, SPLASH!, JOEY SCOTT & THE CONNECTION, BOSS, ENCORE, ONE STEP AHEAD, FREESTYLE and THE HUB along with several of New England's other top artists.
- Price Range: $$$
- Music Types: 80s, 90s, Big Band/Swing, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Disco, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Klezmer, Latin, R&B, Top 40/Pop, Variety
- Specialties: Lighting
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011
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