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(347) 699-7147
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  • 54 Reviews


    James Coker

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  • We had the Cafe Wha Band play our wedding on New Year's Eve in New York City. They were absolutely incredible. Our wedding had a lot of moving parts and various demands over the course of the night and they were more than accommodating. At our reception, the band infused the room with energy to keep us dancing past midnight all the way until 2AM. They were so good at reading the room for what it needed, whether it be something more upbeat or a chance to slow things down. Wedding guests of all ages were dancing and having a great time well into the late hours of the night. I cannot keep track of how many people told us how much they LOVED the band. Make sure to check them play at Cafe Wha in the Village to get a feel for what they are all about. You will not be disappointed.

    Cristen Latzoni

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  • We were lucky to work with the Cafe Wha band for our wedding on 12/15. They had a unique way of reading the crowd and playing the perfect songs for the moment. They kept the crowd beyond entertained and even came out onto the dance floor! We received endless compliments on the band. I wouldn't consider anyone else for a wedding band -- they are awesome. Throughout the process, they were easy to work with and very receptive to your needs and requests.

    Jessica

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  • If you're lucky enough that Cafe Wha has your wedding date open, book them. I was very hesitant to shell out the money for a band versus a DJ, but they MADE the party. From beginning to end, people were dancing and having a great time. The band leader, Ben, is a genius at reading the crowd and leading your event logistics. We didn't have to worry about anything, they just took care of the flow of our event and coordinated with all of our other vendors seamlessly. They make songs you love sound better than the original. The key thing is that every band member is a LEAD SINGER, so they never need to take a break. People are still talking about the party we threw and how great the band was. If you are looking to splurge on one wedding vendor, this is the one to do it on. People will rarely remember your flowers, but they will always remember how much FUN they had.

    Jodi & Kenny

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  • We could not have been happier with them...they asked us for a list of what music we liked/disliked and absolutely had our guests dancing all night!! We would not have changed anything about our experience w them...from start to finish a real pleasure to work with them...đź‘Ť

    Jason

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  • We hired Cafe Wha? as our wedding band after having seen them perform in their club in New York City. Their preparation was meticulous and were willing to go above and beyond to meet all of our specific needs. It was imperative to us to have a great band, and we couldn't be happier to have selected Cafe Wha? The band was able to adjust music according to the vibe of the room and had most of the 260 person wedding dancing the entire night. We cannot wait to go back and see them perform at their club.

    Laura

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  • Cafe Wha was incredible!! The musicians are so talented and easy to work with. We were so pleased with the music... in fact, our guests are still raving about it, and my guess is they will continue to do so for a while. So many people said, "Cafe Wha was the best wedding band they'd ever heard" - and it's true! We were blown away. I would HIGHLY recommend them for a wedding band. They know how to get everyone on the dance floor and keep them there all night! My husband and I couldn't have been happier with this choice for our wedding.

    Rhonel

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  • If you're looking for a sleek, highly stylized, with practiced dance moves, formulaic wedding band, keep looking. If you're looking for a Band that simply brings warmth, amazing talent, has a real life club feel, and can totally rock a room without blowing out your ear drums, look no further. Amazing evening.... No one wanted it to end.

    Ronnie

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  • Simply the best! All of my guests said so! They played different styles of music at the ceremony, cocktail hour, sit down dinner and then a dessert/dance party . They did not drop the ball once. They filled every space beautifully. Working with Ben was a pleasure. He was professional, thorough, and talented! We had so much fun! I can not thank them enough.

    Rom

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  • During the planning of any event, let alone a wedding, a lot of time is spent doing research, especially for a key expense like a top band. My bride and I were beyond pleased with the level of service and quality delivered by CafĂ© Wha: these outstanding musicians had EVERYONE rocking from start to finish. So our little advice would be: go see CafĂ© Wha perform a set and book them right away---stop wasting your time researching for a band; you're going to need it for everything else!

    Jennifer

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  • Hiring the Cafe Wha band is one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. From the moment we entered the reception, members of the nine piece band did not stop playing for a single second. They learned all of our special request - which ran the gamut of so many genres - rock, hip-hop, oldies, punk, R&B - and they nailed every single one. From Green Day to Kendrick Lamar to Foo Fighters to the theme song from The Golden Girls, they did everything from romantic to Rage Against The Machine and they were unreal all night long. They even mixed songs together, like oldies and hip-hop at once. Everyone we spoke to afterwards raved and said “where did you find that band??” We highly recommend them to all happy, music loving, couples!!!

    Blake

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  • We couldn’t have made a better choice with picking the Cafe Wha? Band! The customer service was remarkable and they made the entire process as stress free as possible! All of our recommendations and requests were taken into account and they rocked! Some of their renditions sound better than the actual artists who made them famous! The band made the night and had the dance floor packed!

    Donna

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  • Thank you Hap, Ben, Amadou and the entire AMAZING Cafe Wha? Band for ROCKING my daughter's wedding at Cedar Lakes Estate #thesistersofcedarlakes !! 240 on the dance floor ALL NIGHT!!! Thank you for playing every song Jess and Zach wanted AND all of the songs my husband and I requested! (Sweet Child Of Mine at the end of the night!!) You were all so accommodating, so nice to work with and of course the greatest musicians singers and entertainers!! Jon and I have been coming to the club on McDougal Street for 30 years, and as our kids got old enough we started bringing them and their friends- it's one of our favorite places! So we were thrilled when our daughter only wanted you to play at her wedding! However, we never dreamed that you could rock a big wedding the way you did!! It was unbelievable!! Unforgettable!! Thank you all so very much!!! Donna Ostrau

    Justin

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  • I don't think I can express strongly enough how great the Cafe Wha band was. They made the entire process incredibly easy and fun. Ben was collaborative and flexible with us on song requests and planning the whole thing. We had them play during our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception and during each one, it felt more like being at a concert than a wedding (which was exactly what we wanted). Our friends and family have continued to go on about how much fun they were and how engaged they kept our guests. There wasn't a moment where the dancefloor wasn't full. Truly a great experience and we'll be going back to the club to relive our wedding night with these guys for years to come!

    Colleen

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  • Absolutely a 5 STAR BAND!!!! They were AMAZING! Everyone at our wedding asked about who this band was and where they could see them again. They were above and beyond. Every single member of the band is extremely talented. It was the talk of the wedding. They were also super easy to work with regarding the the song list etc. I would highly recommend :)

    Eric

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  • After looking at a handful of wedding bands, we came across CafĂ© Wha? Band and took some time to check them out at their club in Greenwich Village. Hap was more than accommodating to us as he set us up with a table and some drinks and we knew we were at home. As for the band, they stood out from the pack as they were clearly more than just a group that moonlighted as a wedding band on the weekends. They are a set of experienced musicians that play almost nightly, which affords them enough range to accommodate a host of genres and requests with the ability to fill them easily. We worked with Mike extensively who was incredibly nice and agreeable in terms of the type of sound and music the band could and would provide. Being of a self-proclaimed music snob, I was happy that Mike took the time to incorporate our personal tastes and create a mix that captured our preferences. He took our requests diligently, but also gave us the confidence to know that the band was experienced enough ... Read more

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