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(917) 887-5459
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    Maggie Keller

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  • I cannot say enough good things about East Side Stories. They were incredible. The dance floor was packed the whole night, the band kept the energy high. I asked the guests their favorite part and almost everyone said the band. I never wanted the night to end. I asked the band to play some random songs and they happily obliged and every song was amazing. I would highly recommend ESS!

    Sam Fifer

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  • These. Guys. Killed it. An incredibly high energy group that keeps the dancing going all night long making every not want to leave! Very professional all the way from booking through to the last song of the evening. They play a huge variety of songs and even accepted our requests for a few “out there” songs and totally nailed them. These guys are the best!

    Katie & Jon Coe

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  • East Side Stories band played our wedding two weeks ago at Chelsea Piers, and we are still not over how amazing they were -- our guests were blown away, we've received so many compliments on how great they were and continue to every time we talk to someone about the wedding. We had some special requests that were very important to us, and the East Side Stories band had no problem fulfilling all of our asks -- they took the time to learn all our special request songs, kept the dance floor full the whole night, and really brought the entire party to life. Besides being so musically talented, they were so NICE personally and had amazing stage presence. I wish we could do it all over again just to have them play again! They really brought our party to life, and I cannot recommend them highly enough!!

    KELLY

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  • Like many others here, I'm not sure that a written review can truly convey how great ESS really is. The sister band, NYC Storytellers, played my aunt's wedding a few years ago and our family still raves about how fun they were. When we got engaged, our minds immediately jumped to them. We were wary on the price since you can't pare down Storytellers from the full-piece band...but when we spoke to Sara and realized that ESS will customize from 6 piece and UP, we booked our date with them on the spot. From a logistics standpoint, Sara was incredibly helpful, straightforward, and professional. She just kinda "gets it." It would be remiss of me not to mention how smooth she made this. The band is absolutely killer. Seriously, I'm writing this nearly 4 months out from my wedding and still can't quite find the words to capture it. They happily obliged our "special" request songs and even surprised us with a few more we didn't even ask for. Dance floor was packed and t... Read more

    Liz

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  • We chose ESS to play at our wedding in June and they were absolutely amazing! Sara and Candace made the booking process stress-free, and were incredibly responsive to my emails. The band and management are super organized and know their way around a wedding- we felt like we were in great hands in the weeks approaching the wedding and on the day itself! They took time to talk through any questions we had and both my husband and I felt they listened to our preferences and choices regarding song list (while still offering their opinions from their extensive experience) The band was AMAZING and guests are still telling us how much fun they had and how much they loved the band! Our guests were dancing all night and we couldn’t have been happier!!! They also did an amazing job with songs for special dances!

    Eric

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  • We had the ESS come play our wedding in May. They were incredible and kept the dance floor packed the entire night. They did an amazing job learning the songs for our requests for our parent dances and the first dance, we could not have been happier. They were readily available throughout the entire process and they helped us tailor the perfect playlist for the night. We would recommend them 100% for every wedding

    Kate

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  • We chose this band after we saw some of their singers perform with their sister band NYC storytellers, they had a late Tuesday night crowd dancing, so I knew we had to have them. Working with Sara was extremely easy, she walked us through the entire process, they use a google doc so couples can continue to update their wants which made it so easy as the big day grew closer. We upgraded to have two horns added, as well as an extra hour and they were worth every penny! The music was unreal, my husband and I were on the dance floor the entire night. Our dance floor was packed. Guests of all ages continue to express how awesome they were! I wish i could do it all over again and relive the music sets. We love good music and love to dance/party...this was our best decision! Highly highly recommend!!

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    Thanks so much!! We had a ball!

    Rita

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  • We want to thank you for MAKING the wedding ! From the first note to the last the floor was just not full it was packed with all ages and spilling onto the carpet ! Your song selection and combinations were perfect - the voices and instruments incredible! Several people thought it was break music only to discover the band was STILL playing! We have been sharing your contact information and hope other brides are lucky to have you! And that we are on the invitation list.

    Dan

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  • East Side Stories was great to work with. They were responsive with their emails, and were very accommodating with many of our requests! The wedding day they rocked the venue! Our guests were up and dancing the entire time, which is exactly what we wanted. Our wedding was almost 5 months ago, and our friends and family are still talking about how great the band was!

    Kaitlin

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  • My husband and I used Eastside Storytellers for our wedding this fall. I can't say enough great things about our experience. The band had over two hundred people on the dance floor for a few hours! All of our guests are still saying how amazing the band was and how much fun they had that night! Getting ready for the wedding, the band's repertoire of songs boasted over 500 songs to choose from from so many different time periods and genres of music. Not only do they play a huge variety of songs, but the way the band arranged what to play throughout the evening was also 5 star. Lastly the band clearly plays well together because you with the energy you could feel from the band performing. The band is extremely professional and very talented. They followed all the must do's for the evening and couldn't have been happier with our band selection. They truly helped make our wedding better than I imagined!

    User7712977

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  • The band was amazing!! Estee Maria and Thomas Anthony were wonderful - they sounded great! The band played all night and kept the energy high! Even my guests who usually prefer DJs said they had so much fun and haven't danced that much at a wedding in a while. The band played a wide variety of music and kept everyone on the dance floor, which is exactly what we wanted. They learned a few songs for us within about a week and they still sounded awesome! Great musicians! Sara was also very accommodating and worked with us to add instrumentalists - just don't be afraid to ask. If you're looking for a band that makes your guests beg for an encore, you've found them. Book them - you won't regret it!

    User7487539

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  • I'm not sure a review will do this band justice. I honestly can't convey how INCREDIBLE they were. Looking for a wedding band was the most overwhelming process to me, because music is SUPER important to my family and having a wedding that was full of dancing was all my husband and I wanted. When I say they blew us away. THEY. BLEW. US. AWAY. Everyone in the band is crazy talented and each one contributed to the music in such a special way. There were a few songs that were special to us that ended up being late additions, and they were SUPER flexible and went above and beyond. The dance floor was so crowded and sweaty (August wedding) and NOBODY sat down the whole night! People are still talking about how amazing the band was. You know when you're trying to explain something but you're feeling like words just aren't enough. That's how I feel right now. The other thing worth noting, is that we all know how painfully expensive bands can be. We looked everywhere at the time, so we saw ... Read more

    Julia

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  • East Side Stories did an absolutely amazing job at our wedding. Honestly, I have never seen a better band before and one that completely engaged every guest. My elderly aunt was on the dance floor the entire time, and at one point my aunt even had to tell her to slow down. I had so many people come up to me and comment on how much they loved the band, it was amazing.

    User7502834

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  • This band is awesome. We saw them at a close friend's wedding, and it made our decision for our own wedding easy. They play the room, they keep the dancing going. They are awesome at all they do, and deserve all the stars given above. The whole process is very professional and easy. They talk to you before hand, get an idea of what you need, and make it happen. People have commented to me for a while how great the band was. Anyway, long story short, theyre great.

    Anna

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  • Our wedding turned out spectacular and East Side Stories band was amazing! All band members were so delightful and such positive and energetic group of talented musicians. They were professional and everything just went so seamless. Our guests are still talking about the band and we got so many compliments.

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