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Bo & Bill Winiker Bands/ Winiker Music

45 Longwood Avenue
Brookline, MA
Services: Bands | Login to save vendor
(617) 277-6673
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  • 51 Reviews


    Amy

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  • Bo and his band were an absolute dream for our wedding! They provided the exact ambiance and sound we desired and couldn’t have asked for anything better! My wife made a surprise Shania Twain reference in her vows and Bo went with it and played that song once all of our guests had been seated; certainly an unexpected treat!! These musicians are all very talented and I am so grateful for them for learning several songs for us to enjoy on our special day. All our guests were up and dancing and having a blast thanks to the Winiker band! Bo certainly knows how to work a crowd :) Best day ever and we can thank Bo and his team for that.

    lauren

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  • The Winikers are fantastic. Their band learned new material for us. Everyone at the wedding danced up a storm. We had a wonderful experience.

    Danny

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  • When planning our wedding, many decisions had to be made; some easier than others. Quite possibly the best decision made during this time was the one to hire the Bo & Bill Winiker Band as our musicians. From start to finish our experience was nothing short of stellar. I could rant and rave about how great the music was (our guests still do to this day, too!), but the real value comes from how great these folks are and they truly provide everything they say they will. Thanks Bo, Bill, and The Band!

    Laura

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  • The Winiker Band was truly wonderful! They are amazingly talented musicians, they were great fun at the reception, and they are just all-around kind, fun people with whom to work. From the first phone call with Bill to our pre-wedding meeting with Bo to discuss the music and order of events, they were so helpful, kind, responsive, and supportive throughout. Furthermore, they had great ideas! We used Bill's suggestion for how to order the reception events, and we have to credit the band with getting our family and friends on the dance floor throughout the meal and after. In addition to being an expert trumpet player, Bo was also a terrific emcee. Most importantly, the music was great! From Neil's piano playing during the cocktail hour to the six-piece band that played all of our favorite songs, the music was amazing. My husband, I, and our families just adore Bo, Bill, and the whole Winiker Band. We wish we could dance to their music every night and look forward to seeing them ... Read more

    Miriam

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  • Bo and the band were incredibly pleasant and fun! They were organized, friendly, helpful, and highly knowledgeable. We found that they were easy to get in touch with whenever we needed during the preparation process and utterly professional and competent during the wedding itself. Additionally, my husband and I and my parents had fairly divergent music requests, and Bo was able to make everything work and learn lots of new music - their presence really made the wedding extra special. We're so glad we picked them!

    responded with the following comments.

    Dear Miriam, Thank you so much for the lovely review. Your wedding was beautiful, and we were so grateful to be included in the excitement. This event was particularly special, as it marked my fifth performance for your family, including your own parents’ wedding. What an honor to be able to play multiple parties for two generations within the same family! We loved taking on the challenge of meeting your diverse music requests and are so thrilled that you were happy with the outcome. Thank you so much for making us a part of your special day. Sincerely, Bo Winiker

    Merle

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  • We were thrilled with the Winiker Band. They were very accommodating to us at our wedding - we wanted songs in French, Hebrew and English, oldies and current hits - and somehow they did them all well. They listened to what we wanted, and added some helpful suggestions of their own. I recommend them unconditionally.

    Ryan

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  • The band, Bo and Bill were really great. They can play anything and do it well. We had such a great time with them!!

    LisaAnn

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  • When we first set our date it was dependent upon Bo & Bill Winiker's availability...I wouldn't have used any other band. They indeed were available and the planning began. Yes they were they first people we reached out to! Between us, Music was the 1st and 2nd priority for our day. We were so very happy with the personalized nature of Bo's approach and how much heart he put into making sure our day was perfect. He even learned a very special song for us and trust me it was not easy. I cannot tell you how many people raved about the band and everyone was dancing for hours. You can't go wrong with the Winiker's! We love them :)

    Sarah

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  • The Winkers were a dream! They handled everything so I never had to worry that we were going to skip a beat during the reception. They provided beautiful instrumental for the ceremony and then everyone had a blast dancing to the live band at the reception. I would, without hesitation recommend Bo and Bill for your wedding or next event!

    Laurence

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  • Although I have been away from Boston for some 25 years, when it came time to plan my second wedding, my first choice was the Winiker Band. I had been a big fan of theirs in my twenties, when they had a standing gig at the Parker House. We were delighted that they were available for our date. They not only provided music for the ceremony, they served as emcees for the evening. Their inimitable sound, knowledge of the classics, and good natured humor made the evening a success.. Bo and Bill have a singular ability to read the crowd and adjust tempo and style accordingly. I gave three specific requests, first dance: Opus #1, Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered to honor my parents, and It Had To Be You to honor Cynthia's mom. The rest I left to the Winikers. The dance floor was full all evening, a measure of success in my book. I enthusiastically recommend Bo and Bill Winiker to anyone planning a wedding in the Boston area.

    User6032717

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  • Bo, Bill, and their band were just FANTASTIC! We had heard such good things about them before the wedding (which is why we picked them), but the event itself and their performance blew us away. It was everything my wife and I had hoped for and more. The energy and pleasure they put into their shows is phenomenal. This, as well as the music, were instantly addictive amongst the guests. Afterwards, family and friends kept telling us how fun the dancing had been and what a kick they had gotten out of it; the band was a huge hit. Yet I also want to mention what great people they are. They spent time with us preparing beforehand making sure that everything would be exactly perfect. We even asked the pianist to perform a special, unique song during a reading for the ceremony and he did so brilliantly, adding a personal touch that makes all the difference. In addition, their friendliness made the whole process a joy. We could not have asked for better; THANK YOU Bo and Bill!

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you so much for the lovely review. It was such an honor to be a part of your wedding, and we were exhilarated by the youthful energy of your guests. We love to see such enthusiasm on the dance floor. It was a pleasure to work with you both, and we wish you the best in your new life together!

    Mr. & Mrs.

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  • When planning our wedding, we did not know of weddingwire.com but were still lucky enough to find Bo and Bill. They hardly need this review on top of the countless perfect scores they have already received from other satisfied brides and grooms, but I will add just one more. We wanted the best band we could find for our wedding. Bo and Bill's lifelong training, experience, and accolades in music and performance make them the obvious choice. They have an extensive and timeless repertoire, and the guests absolutely loved the music. Bo and Bill are also wonderful to work with on a personal level. They are very responsive, warm, calm, patient, easygoing, and flexible. Not only do they know how to play music, they know how to effortlessly play a room. We were also very lucky that Bo and Bill were willing and able to incorporate the wonderfully talented and equally acclaimed Amanda Carr - whose music can be found on iTunes - into the ensemble, as she was our first choice for female voc... Read more

    Chun-Fai

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  • Bo and Bill are not only great musicians but truly wonderful human beings that radiate genuine positivity. When my wife and I met them at the Waltham Westin Hotel for their weekly Sunday Jazz Brunch, I was amazed and stunned at the diversity of music that the band performed. Bo also sang "The Rainbow Connection" at the brunch. My wife and I were extremely touched and moved by his performance and so were other people in the audience that day. Right then and there, we knew we had the perfect band for our wedding. They are so extremely talented that they were open to playing any song from any decade that you could think of. They were so open and so talented that it helped me to find the courage to sing at my own wedding. They were also very flexible and accommodating on how many members they would include in their wedding band. I had not really performed since singing a cappella in high school. If you do end up choosing a band for your wedding, I cannot think of a better one than the Bo a... Read more

    Erin

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  • Bill and Bo Winiker were terrific to work with! They were super knowledgeable about songs as well as event logistics due to their 50+ years of experience, and were very flexible and willing to work with our other reception vendors to ensure everything went smoothly on our wedding day. From our first meeting with them, they were eager to listen to what we had to say and to guide the planning process in a very collaborative, confident, and positive way. Bo was impressively efficient in replying to emails (consistently writing back in less than a day, if not within a few hours!) and both Bo and Bill were always very professional and eager to please. They are a great team and their band has a wonderful sound. No matter where they are playing, they always look like they are having a great time doing what they do, and that energy definitely comes through in their music. I was concerned about the 5-piece band being too loud at the reception and that our guests might have a hard time talking o... Read more

    Paul

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  • We are writing to express our enthusiasm and praise for The Bo Winiker Band. Bo, Bill and the band played at our wedding at the Taj and they were outstanding! The band consists of excellent musicians and great singers whose performance pleased the guests of all ages. We have never danced so much and had the most fantastic time at our wedding! All of our guests tell us that they had the best time, many saying it was the most fun wedding they ever went to. Bo is an excellent Master of Ceremonies, who met with us a few times before the wedding to plan a song list and create a timeline to make the reception go smoothly. Our first dance was choreographed and Bo made sure that the band’s timing matched our dancing perfectly. Their attention to detail, expertise in music, and passion for playing is unique and exceptional!
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