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Bands and Ceremony Music in La Mesa, CA,
(619) 277-8689
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    Leah

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  • Republic of Music is hands down the best live entertainment band that I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I manage events for a living and have worked with many different types of entertainment companies, and to-date, no one has been more professional, accommodating, inspiring and as versatile as they are. I have hired them to work my corporate events, and knew that when it came time to hire my own wedding entertainment, I HAD to choose them! They went above and beyond to set the mode, tone and ambiance throughout my wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. They play to the crowd and have a wide range of genres and performances to please any audience and venue. They can scale the size and type of live entertainment to fit your budget and have uniquely themed costumes, and choreography for almost every song that they perform live! I've used them as an acoustic vocal performance, live country band, live karaoke band and their DJ services. They truly do it all, and always ... Read more

    Paul Jacobson

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  • Well, July 20th, 2019 is gone but the incredible memories will endure as ROM entertained our wedding guests in a way I have never seen. With 15 band members.....they played and played and played! The energy and musical talent this band brought to our wedding was simply.....AMAZING! There is no other choice for music for your wedding, birthday, Bar Mitzvah, party....whatever!!! Book this band. Tiana is a dream to work with and takes care of her clients because she loves her clients. It shows! Thank you Tiana we love you, too!! Paul :) :) :)

    Nick

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  • We searched long and hard for the right wedding band and were lucky enough to stumble onto RoM. All of our guests, from the wild college friends to the 90-year-old aunt complimented us on such a fun band! More than just a wedding band, Republic of Music was a full-wedding-day solution. Tiana was able to arrange and provide strings for our ceremony, a fantastic jazz band for cocktail hour, the perfect full 8-piece band for the reception and even a great DJ for our after-party! The strings played beautiful classic wedding music, but also some super-fun songs like the Mario Brothers theme to lighten the mood and create some smiles as our guests were seated. During the reception, they made sure that the dance floor was never empty, but also made sure to mix up fun, new music with upbeat older tunes that kept the entire age range (from 30-80!) up and moving. The lead singer even led a conga line around the ceremony and Tiana convinced my wife and I to crowd surf to Don't Stop Believin... Read more

    G Lazarus

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  • Short version - WOW!!! Full version - We knew we wanted a band for our wedding so we spent a lot of time reviewing the various options and went to go see multiple bands play live before we settled on Republic of Music given (1) quality, (2) price, and (3) their desire and ability to play the entire night. Selecting ROM was the best decision we made for the wedding (maybe slightly behind our decision to get married in the first place but it's close). Starting from the beginning, the ROM team was extremely communicative (which can be rare in the industry). Tiana was supportive of all of our needs while offering suggestions based on her experience (without being pushy). We were able to select the performers that we wanted and the entire planning process was seamless. ROM was also extremely flexible, the day before the wedding we asked them to come a couple hours early for set up due to weather concerns and it was not even close to being an issue. It's hard to put into words how i... Read more

    Othello

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  • Tiana and her team delivered a high energy, fun, and 'we wish!' never ending great entertainment for our wedding! My husband and I were very ecstatic to see and hear that our guests really enjoyed the band.. we did too!! ROM was accommodating and professional, and they assisted us in tailoring the high energy dance party that we envisioned for our wedding! Thank you ROM!!!

    Katie Rowley

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  • Tiana and the R.O.M. team went above and beyond to make our wedding dreams come true! I first reached out to Tiana in January of this year thinking there was no chance they would have my wedding weekend open as I was getting married in October of the same year. With a heart full of high hopes I called, and to my (and her supprise) they still had that weekend open!!!! Tiana took call from myself and my mother over the next week and walked us through options, packages, and song selections. She was warm, fun, spunky and helped me get to the heart of what we invisioned for our wedding (big time dance party). Including, taking into account my request for no "grinding music" lol ( I really was not mentally prepared to see my 95 year old grandma "get low." Tiana just chuckled and knew exactly what we meant/ what we were looking for! We had a 190 person wedding with a mix of ages ranging from 3 months to 90+ as well as an expectation to deliver on some Italian favorites!!! Oh boy did they!!... Read more

    Allison Rainsford

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  • Hiring RoM for our wedding was the BEST decision we made!!!! All of guests could not stop talking about how great they were – so many people told us they were the best wedding band they have ever seen!!! They had the guests on the dance floor all night and truly made the reception even better than we could have imagined. A band was our #1 priority so we spent a lot of time looking into and going to see bands in the area. We knew we wanted a big band with a good mix of oldies and current hits on their song list - and most importantly a band that would get everyone on the dance floor and know how to keep the party going. Once we talked to Tiana and saw them live (at a 4th of July show they were playing) we were sold! From the time we hired them they were great to work with – responded quickly to any questions we had and went over the entire timeline with us so we knew how everything would flow on the wedding day. I would absolutely recommend RoM to anyone – you will not regret it!... Read more

    Laura

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  • We absolutely loved having Tiana and the Republic of Music at our wedding! You need to book them for yours too! Our experience with them was truly phenomenal from start to finish. Tiana and the band are so talented, creative, and still super professional and organized - how often do you see that combination? They were the life of the party, and our wedding was a huge hit with all of our guests largely due to ROM. We would whole-heartedly say that ROM is worth every dime of the money we spent. We wouldn’t change a thing, and work with them again in a heartbeat! Who knows, maybe for an anniversary party? :)

    Diana

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  • Our wedding was one month ago and I'm STILL excited about how amazing the band was! I always knew I wanted a band for my wedding, as it brings a more elegant ambience with a much more energetic and fun vibe. ROM went above and beyond my expectations with their talent and energy. Our guests are still telling us how amazing the band was. I did a lot of research on various wedding websites and ROM kept getting the best reviews. I watched so many of their videos, particularly the live wedding videos to make sure they indeed sounded and performed well LIVE. From the initial consultation, Tiana helped me form a very detailed timeline from scratch, which we ended up using verbatim for our event. Our wedding was mixed with Vietnamese and American guests, from little kids to 80 year olds. We wanted to keep it classy but also wanted a real party. Cocktail hour music with the quartet set a very chill and classy vibe with "easy listening" music. The dinner music was like a performance show. We... Read more

    Monica

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  • My husband was assigned the task of figuring out the music/entertainment for our wedding. We had first discussed hiring a DJ who'd play top 40's and some old school hiphop and RnB (my favorite type of music) at the beginning of the night, then at the end of the night we’d close with a live latin band since we love dancing cumbia, bachata, reggaeton, etc. Never would I have thought my husband would present me with a 9-piece band who would provide us with bilingual MC'ing, cocktail hour DJ service, and amazing music and vocals throughout the evening that covered my desire for top 40's, hiphop and RnB, and our passion for latin music. I was hesitant at first because I wanted certain pre-recorded songs played and wasn’t so sure how live covers of some songs would sound like, but upon our first phone consult with Tiana, I felt reassured and confident in what ROM was able to provide for us because of Tiana’s professionalism, personability, transparency, and knowledge and wisdom from wo... Read more

    Danielle

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  • Tiana the best band leader ever, the beautiful and talented songstress, I cant even say enough about her!!! Tiana helped us from start to finish, she was patient and sweet and every single person at my wedding spoke highly of her and were blown away by the entire band. Tiana made my wedding better just because she was apart of it, I am forever grateful for how amazing she helped make our wedding:) Everyone danced and danced and danced...We Love this band and Tiana xoxo

    Brianna

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  • Oh my gosh - where do I begin?! Just stop your search and book ROM now! Seriously. They truly made our night AND they sound beautiful!! 2 weeks later and we're still getting messages about "the best band they'd ever heard". Music is VERY important to me. And I am picky. I wanted to make sure everyone was on the dance floor and that both cultures were included. And working with Tiana and friends was just effortless and they worked with every little change we made last minute! We even crowd surfed at the end and it was amazing!! Honestly, they knew how to engage with the crowd, felt their energy and played off them. They knew how to get everyone back on the dance floor, just naturals with everything. Gosh, they even rap! Tiana also asked me if I had preferences as to what they should wear! Who does that?! I WISH WE COULD DO IT AGAIN, YOU GUYS! LOVE YOU SO MUCH!! Til we meet again! XO

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    Brianna & Edem, you guys are such rad human beings! Not only was your wedding GORGEOUS (I mean, seriously, I refuse to perform again if there isn't light strands dripping from the majestic trees above my head LOL) but you and your friends were soooo fun! I wish the whole world embodied the magic of your wedding....love, beauty, playfulness and unifying humanity. From Edem's Ghanaian family, to your Italian family, to your East Coast friends, and your West Coast party animals, my team and I basked in all the culture and diversity of your amazing group. I'll never forget the moment you both stood under your flower-filled ceremony arch with the mountains behind you as our guitar and pianist played Canon in D or the moment you guys danced your first dance to "Thinking Out Loud" as all of your wedding party stood in front of us holding each other and swaying...those moments are absolutely unforgettable! Thank you too for introducing us to such an incredible venue, Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu is one of our new favorites. We loved that it's a wildlife sanctuary and my all-time favorite was getting to meet Stanley the Giraffe (did you know he was in the movie, Hangover 2?!). We also fell in love with your coordinator, Sarah Bond from Grace & Gold Events! Can we please stay in touch?! Love you guys so much! XO, Tiana

    Mark

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  • Republic of Music brang the house DOWN. My wife and I decided that having live music at our wedding was the right call, and RoM rocked all night long. We found out about them by searching online, and after speaking with Tiana and watching some videos of their creative + professional performances, we were smitten. RoM worked with us to find the right combination of songs and medleys, dinner music, and even got the groomsmen and groom to perform a suprise song for guests. Everything was perfect and RoM made our wedding even more special -- you better believe there was a conga line. If you can book RoM for your next special event, don't hesitate! They are top notch performers and will make it a night to remember!

    Hallie

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  • Republic of Music is AMAZING. They made our wedding. Not only did all of our guests rave about them at the wedding, but I am still getting messages weeks later about how amazing our band was. We had a fairly unique request of a mix of both Latin and pop music. Tiana worked with us to create the perfect playlist.They provided wonderful recommendations about what would sounds good and what types of instruments we needed. I could not have dreamed of better music. Not only do they sound wonderful, but their enthusiasm is incredible. I wish we could have them play all over again!

    Katie

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  • We are OVER THE MOON about ROM's performance at our wedding that took place at the Prado Balboa Park! In my opinion, your band and photographer are the two most important decisions you make for your wedding day! I was very thorough when researching for a band and ultimately chose ROM due to reviews and feedback received from my other vendors. Tiana and ROM exceeded our expectations from start to finish. When we selected ROM, Emily & Tiana helped us customize our day from songs, to lighting, to cocktail hour musicians, to wardrobe for the band, order of reception, MC details, etc.... and made great suggestions and were very organized in leading us through the process which made it stress-free for me as the planner/bride! I immediately clicked with Tiana and her team as passion for what they do exudes from each and every one of them! Our reception was off the charts fun! I credit this to ROM because there was not a person sitting during our reception. They had everyone on the dance floor... Read more
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