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Bands in East Amherst,
(716) 472-4675
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    Elizabeth Lombardi

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  • Big City Horns is an amazing band and a must have for any party or wedding! I cannot say enough positive things about the band and working with Ben. From start to finish Ben and the band worked to give us an experience at our wedding that we will remember forever! For context, we had Big City Horns at our wedding at the end of September 2020, during the pandemic. It was after dancing was banned at weddings in NY state and we wondered if we should even have a band without dancing. I am so happy we chose to move forward with Big City Horns! Even without dancing they kept our guests entertained the whole evening, the set list was amazing, and their energy level was through the roof! I can't tell you how many guests we had that told us this was the "best wedding band they had seen", and that "the band made a no dancing reception a lot of fun". Not only do they sound amazing, but they will bring a great energy whether there is dancing allowed or not. I cannot recommend Big ... Read more

    Lisa Bavisotto

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  • We couldn’t be happier with our experience hiring Big City Horns for our special day. Ben and Maria customized their set to incorporate music that fit our taste and catered to our guests. They knew all of the right questions to ask us to make sure they had a solid game plan from start to finish. We loved that the short break included a live DJ set. We believe we got amazing value for the price. Guests kept telling us that they enjoyed the show the put on just as much as their music. Our dance floor was packed every single song.

    Casey Tenerowicz

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  • This vendor was excellent and great the music was awesome. The music was right on key and my whole family and friends and myself and my husband love the music and performance was great. Very great and got a lot of compliments about the band.

    Amanda Moreland

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  • Big City Horns knows how to put on a show! We were so thrilled that we were able to work with them for our wedding. Their process was very tuned to what we (the bride and groom) wanted for our wedding. A few months prior to our wedding date, they asked us to put together a list of songs/music that we liked. They have a list of songs that they have played before on their website, so we used that and pulled in a few of our own that we would like to hear. We were able to establish what our tastes in music were which guided them to put together a set list that they would play. There was a few songs that we really liked that they hadn't played before - they were able to find arrangements of the songs and get familiar with them before our wedding! All of our guests could not stop raving about Big City Horns after the wedding (in fact they are still raving about how awesome they are!). They are absolutely one of the best if not the best band to book for weddings in upstate NY.

    Juliana Kotas

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  • Big City Horns was amazing! I would highly recommend this band for anyone who is looking for a band to play at their wedding or event! I was in constant communication with Ben throughout the planning process and I honestly don’t have enough good things to say! He was always beyond friendly, quick to respond, knowledgeable and flexible. We told him our vision and timeline from the beginning and he did everything in his power to ensure it was portrayed how we wanted it. Without my knowledge, my groom even reached out to him to coordinate a special dance between him and his mother and Ben delivered an amazing mix up that made their mother/son dance one to remember! We had the piano/sax duo during cocktail hour and the full 9 piece band for the reception. They were amazingly organized and covered everything between lighting for the dance floor, announcements, dinner music and special dances. AMAZING! When it came to dancing time, the dance floor was immediately crowded and it st... Read more

    Rebecca Koval

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  • When my husband and I discussed which aspects of our wedding mattered most to us, it came down to photography and a band. We thought back on the best weddings we’ve attended and realized that each one had one thing in common: live music. After reading reviews and reaching out to Big City Horns, the decision to choose them to play at our wedding was a no-brainer. Ben contacted me the same day I sent my inquiry, and within a week, he had spoken to both my husband and I at length about what we wanted the music at our wedding to feel like. Over the following months, we came up with a comprehensive set list that would be suitable for every guest at our wedding. Ben checked in with us each month leading up to the wedding and offered excellent advice and suggestions when we needed them. Prior to the event, Ben coordinated with everyone involved in the reception, and the evening progressed flawlessly at his direction. The full band was fantastic, and the singing was superb. ... Read more

    Steve

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  • The dance floor was packed all night and all special song requests were honored!

    Dana Bress

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  • I first heard Ben and Big City Horns at a charity event, I was so impressed with the bands performance that when it was time for my son and daughter-in-laws wedding I immediately thought of Big City Horns. Ben was terrific all the way around, he is extremely professional and in constant communication. His suggestions for the timing of various parts of the reception and room layout were super helpful, the bands playlist is huge and they even made an extra effort to learn the special song that we wanted for our mother/son dance that was outside of their normal set list. The reception was in Pittsburgh, so it required a lot of coordination between Ben and the event planner, plus travel considerations for the band. Ben pulled it all off without a hitch, there was nothing that we had to worry about. Beyond all of the pre-performance plans that Ben handled so well, the bands performance made the whole reception unforgettable! Our guests had a phenomenal time and are still talking about the... Read more

    Lindsay

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  • Having Big City Horns as our wedding band was the PERFECT choice, easily the best choice we made for the event! They were so accommodating with our special requests, and they sound incredible live! It was truly a fun, party atmosphere! They are so easy and fun to work with. I would absolutely recommend!

    Elaine Ferrara

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  • The best thing we did in planning our daughters wedding was hire Big City Horns. They are energetic and really know how to engage an audience and get a party going. Many of our guests are still talking about the fabulous band we had at our daughters wedding in April. Elaine Ferrara

    Jill Hawk

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  • Big City Horns was an amazing addition to our wedding! They helped to make the dance floor come to life. Ben was super accommodating to the requested that we had, and helped to make our day even more special! We would 110% recommend them to future brides and grooms. Live bands verse DJ's make such the difference when it comes to music! Great bunch of people, all with amazing talent! Thank you Big City Horns, you're the best!!

    Amber

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  • We booked Big City Horns for our wedding, which was this past November at Hotel Lafayette. We had never seen them perform, and only booked based on their reviews, and our initial call with Ben. I can't express how happy I am that we took that chance, and how truly awesome Ben, Maria and The Big City Horns really are. They went above and beyond to make sure the entire evening was perfect for us and they played the perfect mix of music to keep our guests dancing all night. We received compliments for day's following the wedding, and one guest even left to book them for their daughters upcoming wedding! We had a forgettable night celebrating and dancing with our friends and families and are grateful to Ben and Maria for making it such a memorable night- and for sharing such fun photos and videos that they took following our wedding!

    Alexa

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  • We had Big City Horns play at our daughter's wedding in August. They were amazing! Ben was in touch throughout the planning process and they even learned a song for the father/daughter dance. Our guests were complimenting the band throughout the night and everyone-I mean EVERYONE was out on the dance floor and having the time of their lives! I would highly recommend Big City Horns for any event.

    Erin

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  • I cannot say enough amazing things about Big City Horns! Ben and Marie made the night so special! They met with us before hand to get to know us and understand the dynamics of our guest and really catered music for us! They did a great job learning our first dance song and got everyone up and on the floor. They were the highlight of the evening for so many of our guests! I was on the fence about choosing a band over a DJ, but Big City Horns made our wedding! I would highly recommend, you will not be disappointed.

    Jackie Read

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  • Big city horns was great. Very entertaining. Dance floor was packed all night. They learned all the songs we asked them to. They catered to the crowd. My husband and I would recommend them to another couple. Very talented band.
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