"THERE ARE SO MANY WORRIES PLANNING A WEDDING, DON'T MAKE THE BAND ONE OF THEM. BOOK THE METROPOLITAN PLAYERS!"
I'm not sure where to begin when I try to describe how incredible this band was, but it isn't just the band; it is the preparation before, the day of, and during the event. This started when my soon-to-be wife and I did blind auditions online playing music from 20 different bands from New York, Boston, Philly and Pittsburgh and we both loved the Met Player's sound.
Working with Erin a year out, up until the week before, was painless. She is so diligent, organized and very good at what she does. She is quick to respond, and when your organizing multiple vendors, this is a special trait. Our venue wasn't a typical venue, it was a museum and the room for the reception was marble with high ceilings that isn't ideal for live music, even the venue had mentioned that no band really got the sound right. This was a major concern and Erin put me at ease walking me through all the similar venues they had done and what sets them apart from other bands. What you'll come to see, just like we did, is what truly sets them apart is Erin and that this band truly care about you and your wedding. They want this to be as memorable a day for you as your wedding should be - it isn't just another gig for them.
When reception time comes, this band is non-stop; their sound, their vocals, their energy is incredible. We had 185 guests and everyone was on the dance floor once dinner finished, even my 92 year old grandmother. When the night ended, ALL of our guests made a point to tell us how much they loved this band. We still have guests, to this day, bring up how good this band was. They helped make our day the greatest party we could have ever imagined. You'll be reminiscing on so many moments this band helps create. Book this band as soon as possible, It'll be the best and easiest decision you will make. There are so many worries planning a wedding, don't make the band one of them. Book the Metropolitan Players.
- Alex H, PA
"STOP LOOKING AROUND AND JUST BOOK THEM ALREADY!"
As one of our wedding guests said to me weeks after the big day, "I don't know where you found your wedding band or how much you spent on them, but they were worth every penny." She was right, and you'd be FOOLISH not to book this group IMMEDIATELY. You won't regret it.
Less than 24 hours after I sent a note to the Metropolitan Players inquiring about their availability and what they offer, Erin wrote me back and we had several months of back and forth where she answered my every question, helped me understand the contract, made arrangements to accommodate an unusual venue, and put my mind at ease. The professionalism and quality of their operation made hiring Erin and her team worth the $$ and the extra fee to have them travel several hours upstate for our big day, but their talent and enthusiasm for getting everyone on the dance floor at our wedding has given us memories we'll have forever.
From getting the bride's dad up on the hay loft of a barn where he was air drumming to having another professional musician who was a guest gushing the entire night, the Metropolitan Players is the best and easiest decision you'll make when it comes to planning your wedding. They even learned several new songs for us and were able to adjust last minute when the venue didn't have exactly what they needed for the cocktail hour. I can't speak highly enough - so stop looking around and just book them already!
- Chris S, NY
"WE LITERALLY TOLD THE PHOTOGRAPHER TO STOP OUR PHOTO SESSION SO WE COULD GET BACK INSIDE TO DANCE!"
I cannot say enough positive things about working with Erin and having the Met Players at our wedding! We had booked a DJ but really wanted a live band so we reached out 4 months before our wedding, talked ourselves out of it and then came back to Erin 6 weeks before hand because we couldn't stop listening to their videos online. She got everything in order for us in record time and without any issue.
Despite the logistics involved with a band, Erin made it all incredibly seamless and stress free. She was hands down the easiest, most pleasant vendor to coordinate with (and thats not to say we didn't have other great ones). Pre-wedding, I appreciated how prompt, detail-oriented, friendly and organized she was. She patiently addressed all of our questions and concerns about logistics, pricing, talent and songs. They even agreed to learn 10 new songs on short notice without batting an eye and backed our friend (complete with harmonies thanks to a day-of rehearsal Erin coordinated) when she sang for our first dance. They took all this in stride and made the logistics of it all very, very easy and stress-free.
We'd agreed that they would feel out the guests interest in dancing between courses and they did it perfectly. They were high energy all night and kept the dance floor packed, nailing every song, even the new ones they had learned. We had a few guests that are musicians and singers and they all remarked how talented the Met Players are -- the vocalists and musicians. We decided to add two horns which made it that much more amazing. My only regret is that my husband and I had to take sunset photos and we missed out on some amazing songs -- we literally told the photographer to stop our photo session so we could get back inside to dance with everyone. That and things were so crazy at the end of the night I didn't get to personally thank Erin and the band before we left. They were a huge reason it was so memorable for us and our guests!
- Suzanne M
"FROM THE MOMENT THEY STARTED PLAYING, OUR GUESTS WERE OUT ON THE DANCE FLOOR AND NEVER STOPPED!"
The best decision we made by far was having the Metropolitan Players as our band! They are amazing to work with (THANK YOU ERIN!!), helpful throughout the entire process, caring, incredibly attentive, and worth every penny! Our goal was to have the entire wedding out on the dance floor, and because of the Met Players it happened! From the moment they started playing, our guests were out on the dance floor and never stopped. The energy they bring is contagious and they do an amazing job of reading the crowd. We provided a few requests, but other than that they had full reign (highly recommend letting them just do their thing). So many of our guests mentioned how amazing they were and that it was the best music they had ever experienced at a wedding!
If I haven't sold you yet, Erin the Manager, is the absolute BEST to work with. She is so warm and caring and makes you feel like you are her top priority each and every time you speak. Not only did she help guide us through the process, but she also gave great recommendations on the overall timeline of the wedding. She does her absolute best to make any requests happen and went above and beyond to help make our first dance a reality (part of the song is in Swahili)!!
You absolutely won't regret going with this band!
- Kaitlyn C
"PROFESSIONAL, ENTHUSIASTIC... EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT!"
Erin's sweet and friendly personality sold us from the start! She was a pleasure to work with to make my dreams come true with my wedding music. My family and friends LOVE to dance, and I wanted music that would be appropriate for all ages. We have gotten phone calls from our guests asking, "Where did you ever get that band!". The MPlayers were professional, enthusiastic and kept guests dancing all night. Erin organized the night to ensure everything was perfect from the introductions to the last song. I will never forget my guests cheering for the band to do more and more songs once the reception had ended. The MPlayers kept the night alive. Thank you!
- Elizabeth P
"BOOKING THEM WAS THE BEST DECISION WE MADE IN OUR WEDDING PLANNING JOURNEY!"
Stop searching and call Met Players immediately! Erin is an absolute dream to work with, and our day-of coordinator Elizabeth kept the level of service at a 10. My guests raved about the music all night, and the band was perfectly tailored to our tastes (while still keeping the dance floor groovin'!). They learned special requests for our first and parent dances, and absolutely knocked it out of the park with a 7 minute encore of "Tuesday's Gone" that got every couple out on the dance floor for a beautiful slow dance. They made our day so special, and were a total steal. Booking them was the best decision we made in our wedding planning journey!
- Rebecca F, NJ
"ALL OUR GUESTS COMMENTED ON HOW EXCEPTIONAL THE MET PLAYERS WERE!"
I have had the pleasure of seeing The Metropolitan Players play at my sister’s and best friend’s wedding, so I knew we had to have them play at our wedding as well. They are not only incredibly talented in their ability to perform, but also in their capabilities behind the scenes. Erin and Drew are phenomenal as they guide you through the best package for your wedding and are there to help you pick the right songs for your special moments. The pandemic presented an array of challenges and Erin made herself available even after hours to talk through suggestions and solutions. I am so grateful for her professionalism, knowledge and patience. However, the hardest part of it all was choosing between the artists. They are all so amazing and truly gifted. Our performers made the night and we are still talking about how talented they were - in fact all our guests commented on how exceptional The Met Players were. And although we had to downsize from our original 9-piece band, the cocktail hour and reception never felt without. It was a pleasure working with Erin, Drew and the entire band and we highly recommend them. Thank you again for making our night truly magical!
- Melissa M, NY
"THE METROPOLITAN PLAYERS TOTALLY EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTATIONS!"
For us, the music was one of the most important aspects of our wedding day and The Metropolitan Players totally exceeded our expectations. They were so wonderful to work with - quickly responding to questions, communicating a reasonable timeline and helping us throughout each step. My aunt is a singer and we asked if she could sing our first dance song with the band and Met Players were SO accommodating and wonderful. Highly, highly recommend Met Players!!
- Lauren C, NJ
"THE BAND TOTALLY KILLED IT... EVERYONE IN THE ROOM, REGARDLESS OF AGE OR MUSICAL PREFERENCE, [WAS] ON THEIR FEET!"
We hired the Metropolitan Players for our October 2019 wedding, and they were an absolute hit! We opted for a package that included soloists for the ceremony & cocktail hour, which was a great way to streamline our planning, and the players ably performed all of our ceremony requests while creating great ambiance.
At the reception, the band totally killed it, doing excellent renditions of all our requests, and putting together a great playlist that had everyone in the room, regardless of age or musical preference, on their feet. The lead singer, Jeff, did great crowd work, and was instrumental in keeping the energy levels up later in the night.
Working with Erin prior to the wedding to plan and organize all of our information and requests was a delight - every member of this band was a huge part of what made our wedding great, and I would recommend them to others considering them wholeheartedly.
- Alexandra L, MA
"THE TRUE DEFINITION OF CLASS, STYLE AND TALENT!"
My husband and I got married almost a week ago and we both wish we could go back in time to celebrate with our guests and the talented Metropolitan Players, one more time. It was truly the best day of our lives and we have this phenomenal band to thank for that. They created a welcoming and exciting atmosphere from the very start of the reception that had guests of all ages on the dance floor. We've been receiving messages all week from our family and friends commenting on the live music and how everyone was up dancing and having an amazing time. They felt like they were at a concert and didn't want the night to end!
From classics by Whitney Houston to current radio hits to a boy band medley (I love *NSYNC and got to relive Bye, Bye, Bye bringing me back to my teenage years) to the Hora, these musicians performed it all and had people singing, dancing and enjoying themselves into the early morning hours. Our guests requested "one more song" not once but twice and probably would've continued to beg for more time with the Met Players if we could but unfortunately the night had to come to an end eventually. I cannot say enough great things about this band and how they interacted with my husband, our guests and myself.
Erin, the band leader, is truly one-of-a-kind and so incredibly easy to work with. From the beginning, I felt like she truly cared about me and making my wedding dream come true. Not only is she a true professional but she is so kind and extremely organized, sending a Master Wedding Day Sheet with all essential information far in advance. She is also willing to go above and beyond. I witnessed that on several occasions. I had a vision of having my bridal party entering as a group (as opposed to the common couple dances) and while we couldn't get our group of girls and guys to get together prior to the big day to practice, Erin was eager to send me suggestions, YouTube videos and even jump on a call with me just to figure out what would make me most content with the Bridal Party Entrance. Her support during my wedding planning was invaluable; I was so excited to meet Erin and the band in person. When we met, she was just as accommodating and made sure to do a practice run with the Bridal Party, if needed.
Brides and grooms, if you are looking for a band with extreme talent who will have you and your guests on the dance floor enjoying the greatest night of your lives, look no further. This band is everything (and more). We will always remember this night and are so thankful to The Met Players for the way they performed, interacted with our guests and were the true definition of class, style and talent. I already told Erin and the band that I am hopeful to experience another event with them in the near future. Simply put, they are amazing and we are so fortunate to have had them share in the joy of our wedding day. Thank you, Met Players, we adore you!
- Robyn & Steven D
"THEY SET THE PERFECT TONE FOR THE EVENING, THE MUSIC WAS BEAUTIFUL!"
The Metropolitan Players were amazing! We went to one of their showcases shortly after we got engaged and booked them for our wedding day on the spot. We really liked the chemistry all of the band members had with one another and we knew that they would get everyone on their feet to dance, which was really important to us.
We worked with Erin every step of the way and she was always available to answer our list of never ending questions and worked closely with us to create a very detailed wedding timeline to reflect our music choices, the entrance for our wedding party, speeches and more. We had a lot of questions and were indecisive about a handful of things - particularly timing, and she was patient and thoughtful, helped us from start to finish.
When I arrived at the wedding venue to do our first look, the band was practicing and they sounded so good! I was so happy with the set up and knew they would make our night so special.
During our ceremony, people were on the dancefloor, having the best time and we felt like TMP really heard us and played songs that were in line with our top choices, they played the best songs, interacted with guests - it was so much fun.
We also had them play during our reception and cocktail hour and they set the perfect tone for the evening, the music was beautiful. We highly recommend TMP and they'll bring your vision to life!
- Jess D, CT
"THIS BAND IS INSANELY TALENTED AND A TON OF FUN - HIRE THEM!"
This band is incredible! Our wedding planner highly recommended The Metropolitan Players and they did not disappoint!
Erin was exceptionally responsive and fun to work with during the planning phase. We always felt like we were on the same page and felt completely confident in her abilities.
We used them for ceremony, cocktail hour and reception music. The ceremony music was flawless and just beautifully done. They played a wonderful array of classic and contemporary songs that really nailed the vision we were going for. Cocktail hour was just magical with a musician playing an acoustic guitar. And they absolutely killed at our reception.
They had all of our guest on the dance floor for literally the entire night, from their first song to the last. We even had guests getting up during their meals to slow dance to the intermission songs they were performing.
Alex did an amazing job on day of coordination, everything went off without a hitch.
This band is insanely talented and a ton of fun, hire them!
- Kaitlin W, NY
"THE GAME-CHANGER TO YOUR WEDDING!"
The Metropolitan Players were absolutely amazing!!! We picked them based off of reviews and their website and it was the best decision we made for our wedding (well I guess other than marrying each other :) Erin was so great to work with, and every single member of the band was just unbelievable. If you are reading this trying to decide on what band to choose, STOP LOOKING! You've found the game changer to your wedding right here. My only regret is that we didn't have a videographer to record their performance!!
"I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS!"
I can't say enough good things about the experience we had with the Metrolpolitan Players. They were an incredible wedding band and kept everyone dancing for three straight hours. Everyone at the wedding kept talking about how great the band was and how much fun they were having. Aside from the great music, the band was a total pleasure to work with. They learned several new songs for us, coordinated with our friend to play the first dance together, and listened to all our wants and requests. I would give them a strong five stars.
- Jaclyn S
"WE ARE STILL BLOWN AWAY!"
Where to even begin? We're not sure we could ever fully express just how wonderful the Metropolitan Players are! Starting from the very beginning with our emails with Erin, we knew we had made the right choice for our wedding. Erin was so helpful and professional and made us feel cared for every step of the way. We felt very confident that all of our needs and requests would be met, and they certainly were.
At the wedding itself, the entire band was everything a wedding band should be. They were professional, talented, and most importantly - FULL OF ENERGY! Our wedding reception went until almost 3:30am and their energy never faltered. We still can't believe that we were still jumping up and down until the very last moment, the energy in the room just kept us going! So many of our guests complimented us on our band, many of them telling us it was the best wedding they had ever been to because they just had so much fun!
The band never missed a beat - from our first dance to "At Last I See The Light" from Disney's Tangled, to classics like Etta James and the Beatles, all the way to a shockingly perfect rap in the middle of "Bang Bang" at around 2am. It's now two months later and we are still blown away! To top it off, our amazing parents decided to put on a full performance of "Sunrise, Sunset" as a surprise for us - coordinating with both of our families and the wedding party. Erin and Drew worked with the Father of the Bride behind the scenes for weeks to help coordinate the music, even arranging a score and emailing a YouTube file to be sent out to everyone participating so they could rehearse! It was absolutely perfect and never could have been so great without their help and care. We absolutely cannot recommend the Metropolitan Players enough!! Thank you for everything you did to make our day more perfect than we ever could have imagined!!!
- Melissa & Matt P
"I WOULD DEFINITELY HIRE THEM ALL OVER AGAIN!"
I can't say enough good things about them! Erin was amazing to work with leading up to the wedding. She was easy to talk to and quick to answer any emails. They went over how to announce everyone into the reception and said everyone's names correctly (we had a few hard ones too!). The band played a huge variety of music and did everyone of our requests. They even learned our first dance song for us! Everyone was asking me for their name at the end of the night. I got compliments from almost everyone, including the photographer. They also played at just the right volume so that no one was screaming across the table to be heard. Love them! I would definitely hire them all over again!
- Claire M
"HAVE NEVER HEARD A BAND THAT GOOD!"
The Metropolitan Players were absolutely incredible and a massive part of our day being so amazing. Nearly every single person at the wedding commented to me or my family about how they have never heard a band that good, or seen as many people on the dance floor for almost the entire length of the wedding. Everyone was truly blown away by their energy and overall performance.
They also nailed the songs I made them learn! We had a few special requests, and unique situations (my Dad joined them for a song!) and everything was just flawless. One of my biggest wishes and how I measure a GOOD wedding is having a ton of people dancing. Within 5 minutes of the reception being open, I knew this would go down not just as a good wedding, but as a GREAT one.
Erin was also a gigantic help and such a pleasure to work with during the planning process. So I wanted to extend a huge thank you to everyone at the Metropolitan Players who helped to make our day so amazing, and one that my husband and I will absolutely never forget.
- Sarah M
"THEIR STAGE PRESENCE AND ENERGY IS TOP-NOTCH!"
A few months post-wedding, our guests are still RAVING about the Metropolitan Players! From our initial inquiry, working with Erin was an absolute dream. She is so attentive to detail, incredibly friendly and so accommodating (they traveled to DC for us!); she worked seamlessly with all of our other vendors to be sure the evening ran smoothly (and our vendors all gushed about how great she was to work with, too!).
In the months leading up to our wedding day, Erin made sure to get all of the details she needed well ahead of time, and my husband and I had a fabulous time choosing our music. She did not bat an eye at our original requests that were not on their song list. We even had a call with her so she could make sure our bridal party's names were properly pronounced (did I mention attention to detail?!).
Day-of, when we lined up to walk into the reception and the band started playing, my husband and I looked at each other with HUGE smiles--- the band sounded absolutely incredible and instantly had the entire ballroom on its feet! Our first dance sounded better than we could have ever dreamed, as did all of our other special dances. I even had the strange request that they play a polka for my grandparents; not only did they play the funnest polka to kick off the first dance set, but no one could stay in their seats any longer and the entire ballroom was polka-ing! The dance floor stayed packed for the rest of the night. The band played an incredible mix of genres, and all sounded amazing. Their stage presence and energy is top-notch...they even made their way into the crowd a few times!
Our venue is located on a street with a big nightlife scene. The security guard informed us at the end of the night that he had to turn away 100+ people who tried to get in because they heard the band playing! A small testament to the sound and energy of the Met Players. We are forever grateful to Erin and the band for giving us & our guests an unforgettable night!
- Angelina R, DC
"THE PERFECT BAND"
The Metropolitan Players were the perfect band for our wedding and had our dance floor hopping all night! Erin was incredibly easy to work with and remembered all the details we requested. We even did a name pronunciation session with her two weeks before our wedding so that the band introduced everyone correctly. All our guests raved about how great the music was with a mix of oldies and newer pop songs (our friend is still raving about their version of I Feel It Coming by the Weeknd). We had a Jewish wedding and they played a Hora compilation and other Jewish songs really well. All the band members were fun and entertaining and the singers were fantastic at getting the crowd going. We highly recommend them for any occasion!
- Yael I, NJ
"IT WAS AN AMAZING TIME!"
The Metropolitan Players played our 5/27/17 wedding and it was an amazing time. From the beginning, the band's coordinator was very easy to work with. They were open to learning songs and tailoring the wedding to our musical tastes. The wedding music itself was fun and lively and had our friends and family packed on the dance floor. We received many compliments on our band choice. Thank you Metropolitan Players for showing my guests a great time and making the planning process seamless!
- Kim & Kyle, NY
"I HONESTLY LOST COUNT OF THE NUMBER OF TIMES PEOPLE ASKED ME WHERE I FOUND MY BAND!"
The Metropolitan Players were AMAZING. I honestly lost count of the number of times people asked me where I found my band. The dance floor was absolutely packed the entire night with people from all generations. Not only was the wedding amazing, but one of the biggest differentiators for me was their service leading up to my wedding. First Erin, then Adrianne (who was actually onsite the day of) were so incredibly helpful, friendly, and patient, working with me to build the right schedule for the day, the types of songs I wanted, how to select the important first dance songs. I truly cannot recommend them enough :)
- Christine S, NJ
"BOOKING THE MET PLAYERS WAS THE BEST THING WE DID FOR OUR WEDDING!"
THE BEST EVER.
From my initial email to my goodbye email (so sad) Erin was an absolute pleasure to work with. Booking The Met Players was the best thing we did for our wedding. We had a packed dance floor the ENTIRE night and no one wanted to go home. We are blown away by their performance and really can’t say enough. If you want nonstop dancing, partying and one hell of a party then this band is for you!!! Thank you for everything, we love you guys!!!!
- Sarah S, NY
"TRULY PROFESSIONALS AND HAVE AMAZING TALENT!"
The Met Players were FANTASTIC! We attended one of their rehearsals and just loved everything! Our guests were very impressed by the entire band and they did a great job getting the crowd on their feet and dancing!
So their technical skills were awesome, but I really feel like I need to describe how great the personal services were. My husband and I wanted to do a custom wedding entrance (NE Patriots themed) so we emailed and called the music director to get it just right! This was tricky as we wanted to essentially combine 3 different songs. Drew & Erin answered our every question and email without hesitation! Erin was so detailed and extremely helpful in planning out the entire night. She put together a great itinerary, made modifications we requested, and even spent time on the phone going over pronunciation of everyone's name! She wrote them out phonetically for the band, and surprisingly they got everyone's name right! This was super impressive because we have a long and hard to pronounce Polish last name now! :)
We can't say enough good things about this group. They are truly professionals and have amazing talent! They were even nice enough to play a few extra songs at the end of the night! They could tell people were having a blast! They brought the party, and we are so grateful for everything they did to help make our reception full of fun and excitement!
- Jennifer K, CT
"WE'D RUN OUT OF SPACE BEFORE WE COULD DESCRIBE HOW AMAZING THE MET PLAYERS ARE!"
We'd run out of space before we could describe how amazing the Met Players are. Since booking them over 1.5 years before our wedding thru post-wedding, Erin and the team have been so incredible to work with. Not only is the band extremely talented (it's all our guests can talk about, and us!), Erin is incredibly responsive, professional, accommodating, and just a great person! As you can imagine, having a wedding in 2020 proved to be challenging, but Erin was completely understanding, flexible, professional, and safe throughout the entire process. While Erin and Drew lead the team, the incredible talent that makes up the Met Players truly made our mini 2020 wedding so special. They learned and executed difficult songs that were so special to us. We wished we could have had our originally planned 250+ person wedding to share their talent with everyone! We can't recommend them more. If you are looking to throw a great party with a band that your guests won't stop talking about, look no further that the Met Players!
- Christina D, NY
"OUR ENTIRE 350+ PERSON WEDDING WAS ON THE DANCE FLOOR THE ENTIRE TIME!"
We can't tell you how awesome The Met Players are! From the very beginning of our experience with them (2 years from our wedding date!), Erin was nothing less than accommodating and helpful. Prior to our wedding, Erin and the band were easy to contact and super responsive. Towards the wedding, they were 100% on top of it, and at the wedding - WOWZA! Our entire 350+ person wedding was on the dance floor the entire time! People are still telling us how awesome, enthusiastic, and into it The Met Players were. We couldn't be any more pleased with the band - we would highly recommend!
- Stephen B, NY
"PEOPLE ARE STILL RAVING ABOUT THE BAND..."
Weeks later and people are still raving about the band I hired for my wedding. Not only that, two or three people have said they want to hire them for different events (not just weddings), and commented on how talented the individual musicians are. I’d say that was a success! Hiring Metropolitan Players was one of the best decisions I made. Erin was amazing to work with. She made sure all my questions were answered, made great suggestions when I was too overwhelmed to make one more decision, and ensured that everything ran smoothly. They band had a great energy and kept everyone up and dancing all night!
- Megan B, CT
"I CAN'T IMAGINE HAVING A BETTER EXPERIENCE"
Hiring The Metropolitan Players as our wedding band was one of the best decisions that we made. They played at both our ceremony and reception and we couldn't have been happier with the way both performances went. We gave basic guidance on the type of music we wanted, and the band's selection of songs had our guests dancing all night. The band's four singers were fantastic. The band even allowed our friend to sing our two opening songs, which was incredibly special. Our guests are still talking about the band two months later! Not only was the performance top-notch, but working with Erin, the band manager, for months leading up to our wedding was a wonderful experience. Erin was always available to answer any questions and provide information. She was quick to respond, knowledgeable, flexible and friendly. I would highly recommend the Metropolitan Players - I can't imagine having a better experience.
- Kristyn & Steve
"THEY WERE THE BEST MONEY WE SPENT ON OUR WEDDING, HANDS DOWN!"
My wife and I were looking for an exceptional band for our wedding reception. In our opinion if you book a bad band, it'll ruin the whole night. After hearing many samples online, we came across The Metropolitan Players. We didn't get to hear them live, but I could tell based from the video clips on their website that they would be our best option. We contacted Erin, one of the band's agents, and she quickly responded. Over the next few weeks, Erin answered all of our questions thoroughly via email. She provided all the info that we needed, and she even offered to meet with us at our venue in advance to make sure the band had enough space to set up. This meeting put our minds at ease.
Our wedding reception took place on the second floor of The Metropolitan Building in Long Island City, NY. The band was flexible in that we were able to book them for a 4 hour reception only, and we were not obligated to book them for the ceremony and cocktail hour (although you have that option). We played all music before the reception from a laptop, and Erin and the band were kind enough to let us plug into their sound system to play iTunes up until the reception. They even let our officiant use their wireless microphone.
The band was efficient and professional all night. They nailed every song. The setlist and pacing was fantastic. And in particular, they learned our first dance song, Misty by Ella Fitzgerald, and performed it FLAWLESSLY. The dance floor was full all night. Nobody wanted the reception to end. They even played two encores after everyone begged them to keep going. All anyone could talk about the next day was how good the band was. The Metropolitan Players were INCREDIBLE, and they were the best money we spent on our wedding, hands down. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to make their guests talk about their wedding for years.
- Beckie & Joe, NY
"A TEN OUT OF TEN!!!"
Every aspect of working with the Metropolitan Players blew us away. From booking with ease to their event timeline to day-of logistics, the Metropolitan Players were professional beginning on day 1. There is something to be said for a vendor that makes planning a wedding that much easier. Then, when the big day finally arrived, the Metropolitan Players hit all the right notes (sorry for the bad pun). The only complaint is that when the night ended, we wanted the party to keep going! It has been a month since our wedding, and friends & family are still raving about the music. The Metropolitan Players proved to be integral to our wedding and will not soon be forgotten. When we were going through our music options, we never considered how professionalism and management would weigh into the equation, but the Metropolitan Players bring both of these plus a party! A ten out of ten!!!
- Jarrett & Kellen
"I KNEW THEY WOULD KNOCK MY SOCKS OFF, BUT THAT IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT!"
The Metropolitan Players are the most fun, professional, and organized wedding band I have ever had the pleasure of working with. From booking, to coordination, travel, and finalizing the set list, they are on top of their game. They are such a great vendor to work with, that it really put my mind at ease about what kind of performance we would get on the big day. I knew they would knock my socks off, but that is an understatement. The energy, enthusiasm, and quality is just so far above and beyond what I could ever hope for. You should hire them immediately - I can't recommend them enough!
- Anu B
"WE COULD NOT HAVE BEEN HAPPIER WITH THE MUSIC, THE BAND MEMBERS, AND THE ENTIRE METROPOLITAN PLAYERS TEAM!"
The Metropolitan Players were absolutely AMAZING! From day one they were super easy to work with. Erin was fantastic throughout the entire planning process. She was very responsive, had great recommendations, helpful all around, and provided a detailed timeline beforehand. The band was very accommodating and worked with us every step of the way and also learned all of our special request songs. On the day of, our day of point person Adriane was great. It was clear the band was on top of everything. They were extremely professional all around.
The music was absolutely amazing. They were able to cover a wide range of different music genres from classic Italian to pop. All of our guests raved about how good the band was and even chanted “one more song” at the end of the night to keep the band going! We could not have been happier with the music, the band members, and the entire Metropolitan Players team. You guys are truly incredibly talented and we are so lucky to have had you play for our wedding reception. Thank you so much for a great night!
- Nicole F
"WE COULD NOT HAVE ASKED FOR A MORE LIVELY OR FUN EVENING!"
Metropolitan Players was an absolute dream!
Book them ASAP! Our wedding was at the Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club in September 2018. We had at least 40-50 guests (120 in attendance) tell us our wedding was the best they had ever been to—they were effusive about it. As soon as Met Players invited guests to the dance floor, it was packed—and stayed packed for the night. We could not have asked for a more lively or fun evening.
Before booking, I reached out to their competitors (Hank Lane, etc.), but Met Players stood out. Their payment structure is clear, the band is top notch, and the service is phenomenal.
Erin and her team and wonderful to work with. They are responsive and answer any and all questions you may have. During the months leading up to the wedding, I felt totally taken care of by Erin. She would check in about details and follow-up on anything she needed. Erin and Drew, the founders, have built this company on love—they want your wedding to be amazing and will do pretty much anything they can to make that happen.
We had some unique requests for the ceremony and reception and Met Players nailed them.
I wish I could relive the whole evening.
-Molly G, NY
"THE METROPOLITAN PLAYERS ARE THE BEST OF THE BEST!"
From start to finish, The Metropolitan Players were an absolute pleasure to work with AND they kept our guests dancing all night long! My wife and I truly cannot say enough about the care Erin took of us the entire process through. We felt 100% supported and confident in what The Metropolitan Players would bring: a phenomenal dance party. They were even able to coordinate with our friends and family who sang several songs, with the band as backup, throughout the night. Every single one of our guests is still in FULL SWOON about how magnificent these guys are. If you want your wedding to be full of nonstop incredible music created by the most talented and caring of musicians: look no further. The Metropolitan Players are The Best of the Best.
- Maria & Kate
"EVERYONE STILL RAVES ABOUT THE MET PLAYERS TO THIS DAY AS ONE OF THE BEST BANDS THEY'VE EVER SEEN!"
FROM THE BRIDE...
Erin and her team were AMAZING. They were so helpful throughout the planning process and the second the music started, the dance floor was packed. Myself and many family members are musicians/singers, so to me, having a killer band was the most important part of the night and they did not disappoint. All of my guests young and old could not stop talking about how awesome the band was. A year has gone by and people still bring up The Met Players when we talk about our wedding!
...AND FROM THE GROOM!
To echo my wife's review, everyone still raves about the Met Players to this day as one of the best bands they've seen. They also worked with me to surprise my wife and my guests with a performance of "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" by Frankie Valli with me as the lead! They were all helpful, professional, and really made our day special! Could not recommend more!
"YOU WILL NOT FIND A MORE FUN, PROFESSIONAL, TALENTED, AND SWEET BAND FOR YOUR WEDDING!"
When I think back to our wedding day, I always go straight to the music. I'll cut to the chase, Metropolitan Players is an incredible band and everyone should hire them. They made our reception what it was, and everyone could not stop raving about the music (including all of our snobby hipster music afficianado friends).
Let's start from the beginning -- after doing a ton of research, we found Metropolitan Players, and watched their videos. We thought, ok these guys are awesome but they probably won't sound as good in person, right? We then went to their showcase and had a blast -- my husband and I looked at each other and basically said we have to hire them, they were so good! We were already crossing our fingers that we would get specific members of the band that we saw live.
Next, we had the pleasure of working with Erin. Erin is professional, responsive, trustworthy, and just so nice. She always thought ahead for us when we were stressed out wedding planning, and had recommendations for everything. She just got our vibe, and promised us classic rock, soulful R&B, 90s pop medleys, and a killer horah. She helped us pick out parent-dance songs and ceremony songs when we were getting stuck.
On the big day, we could not have asked for a better wedding band. We had Yaevin, Dani, Jeff, and Bryan as our four vocalists, and they were each incredible. I will never forget how I felt when the guitar player started playing a beautiful acoustic version of La Vie en Rose when I walked down the aisle. I'll also never forget seeing all 170 people on the dance floor dancing to Brown Eyed Girl, or when Yaevin (omg, she is to die for) killed Aretha Franklin's Respect, or the insane horah Met Players did for our giant Jewish family. I'll similarly never forget the truly awesome cover of Despacito that had my teenage cousins AND my grandpa boogie-ing on the dance floor. Finally, I'll never forget the amazing rendition of Billy Joel's New York State of Mind that they played for our last song (cue huge circle of best friends drunkenly singing Billy Joel). I really wish I could replay our wedding day, and Metropolitan Players is a huge part of that. (I'd gladly take going to another wedding that they're playing at!!) Seriously, you will not find a more fun, professional, talented, and sweet band for your wedding.
- Nicole T
"THE MET PLAYERS ARE 100% THE BEST BAND YOU WILL HEAR! HANDS DOWN."
The Met Players are 100% the best band you will hear! Hands down. We got married in October on Long Island and people are still complimenting our band. It felt like you were at a concert the whole night! All the singers and musicians were so talent and worked so well together! Everyone was dancing and singing the entire time. At the end of the night, our guest started chanting "one more, one more" because they were loving the band so much! What wedding has a legitimate encore?!
In addition to the band being so incredible the day of our wedding, they were amazing leading up to the wedding. Erin and her team are extremely well-organized and know what it takes for a wedding to run smoothly. For example, they have a "wedding day" planning sheet that they have you fill out a few months before your big day. This was really helpful for us when thinking about specifics, such as entrance songs, order of events, etc. We also had multiple calls before the wedding and Erin even called our venue to check-in with them on logistics. Erin is so wonderful and we feel so thankful to have worked with her! Even our wedding coordinator told me that this is one of the best bands she has ever worked with!
Another strength of the band is their ability to learn new songs. They sung a beautiful rendition of a Guys and Dolls song for my father-daughter dance.
The Met Players are also VERY reasonably priced, especially for New York. There is absolutely nothing I could say that would be negative or even a critique. We strongly recommend the Met Players and know you will have the wedding of your dreams if you hire them!
- Sarah G and David M, NY