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(347) 699-7147
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    Charles

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  • The Cafe Wha? Band was extraordinary. They performed a wide range of music, and were able to accommodate all guest requests. Members of the Band performed throughout the wedding reception, even during dinner. Virtually all guests in attendance were on the dance floor for most of the evening. Several guests complemented the Band following their performance.

    Ravi

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  • We hired the Cafe Wha band for our wedding. They were phenomenal. Hap Pardo was our contact person and he invited us to the club to check them out first, he was extremely professional and a pleasure to work with. Their band leader reached out to us about a month before the wedding and we went over song lists and a guest stand-in performance that we wanted to have as a special highlight. The band was awesome and the dance floor was packed from the start to the end of the reception. It was the best day of our lives and the band played a big part in that. Their song list and great sound was admired and complimented by all our guests. We would recommend them for any wedding, they can play and genre and they do it well.

    Jonathan

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  • BEST BAND EVER... It is that simple. To me, if your guests are moving everything else will fall in place. We had a large wedding of 350 people in a barn. The wedding had a lot of complexity so we need to make sure the band was not one of them. I first saw Cafe Wha at a friends wedding and did not even look at another band. They are not your normal wedding band because they are a awesome New York staple that happens to play weddings. They read the crowd and know when to put it on or take the foot of the gas... They just "get it". They can play literally any song and have an insane amount of energy. The best part is how helpful they are leading up to the wedding. You are just at ease. The wedding process is so stressful and if you go with Cafe Wha you won't have anything to worry about. We and our guest LOVED them.

    Allison

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  • My husband and I went to Cafe Wha in the West Village prior to signing the band for our wedding. After seeing them and having a terrific night with our friends, we decided they would be perfect for our wedding. Within the week we had the band booked and were so confident they were going to do an incredible job. Come the time of the wedding, Hap and the band members were extremely professional to work with. The answered all of our questions in a timely manner and filled every request that we made. During cocktail hour the band played soft music that worked perfectly with the ambience. The first song had the entire wedding on the dance floor, and throughout the entire wedding people did not leave. At the end of the night, people were demanding "one more song"! Our wedding song was not an easy one to learn and they nailed it (Lumineers, This Must Be The Place). The energy from the band members was profound. My husband and I were extremely happy with Cafe Wha Band and highly recommend the... Read more

    Allison

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  • My husband and I went to Cafe Wha in the West Village prior to signing the band for our wedding. After seeing them and having a terrific night with our friends, we decided they would be perfect for our wedding. Within the week we had the band booked and were so confident they were going to do an incredible job. Come the time of the wedding, Hap and the band members were extremely professional to work with. The answered all of our questions in a timely manner and filled every request that we made. During cocktail hour the band played soft music that worked perfectly with the ambience. The first song had the entire wedding on the dance floor, and throughout the entire wedding people did not leave. At the end of the night, people were demanding "one more song"! Our wedding song was not an easy one to learn and they nailed it (Lumineers, This Must Be The Place). The energy from the band members was profound. My husband and I were extremely happy with Cafe Wha Band and highly recommend them... Read more

    User5283546

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  • I have been going to Café Wha? for many years. They played at my sisters wedding 10+ years ago and at my wedding a couple of weeks ago. They are AWESOME. While they were not cheap, they are worth every penny! The talent is unreal, they are professional, and they can play pretty much anything and everything. Huge Café Wha? fan for life. Highly, highly recommend.

    Ken

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  • The Cafe Wha? band is simply the best band you can get for your wedding. They had our wedding dancing all night and our guests universally said that it was the by far best band they had ever seen do a wedding. They have a huge range of stylistic capability with different band member specializing in different types of music. They willingly learned and performed special songs that were out of their repertoire specially for us. For example, we asked, and Brian did an amazing acoustic version of Green Day's "When its Time" during the ceremony. People who know this band have flown them all over the world to make sure they have the best possible band for their wedding. Before we had a date and venue, we made sure the band was available. They are that good! Do yourself a favor, start your wedding planning with The Cafe Wha? Band - compromise somewhere else! PS - By the way, if you have any doubts, you can go to Cafe Wha? yourself and see the Band Wednesday -Sunday nights, on MacDou... Read more

    jessica

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  • We love this band. We have always been huge fans of going down to Cafe Wha? in the village and seeing them play, and to have them at our wedding was incredible. They were attentive to our musical taste, and learned several songs for our ceremony as well as reception. Our guests barely sat throughout the entire night, and we have had everyone tell us they were the best band they had every heard at a wedding. Our night was special both for us and for all of our guests who have said it was the best wedding!

    Jess

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  • The Cafe Wha? Band was great. All night (and even still), our wedding guests came up to my husband and I to talk about how much they liked the band. We worked with Hap before the wedding, and he was super responsive and helpful. A month or so before our wedding we spoke to the band lead Aaron, who was flexible and worked with all of our requests. My husband and I are lucky that we can see them play at any time at their club during the week. They had everyone on the dance floor and I would absolutely recommend!

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