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Bands in Boston, MA,
(617) 861-7430
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 176 Reviews


    Eliza Ives

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  • Ripcord made our wedding. Our dance floor was jam packed with spinning, stomping, whooping, sweating, hollering guests, all night long. Not only do Ananda and Jeremy have exquisite voices, but the entire ensemble brings a palpable energy and groove to the stage. Ananda is a joyful and energetic performer who belts out incredible variety, from Aretha Franklin to Third Eye Blind, while somehow managing to exuberantly engage the guests dancing below. And the horns, the horns! Several of our guests remained glued in front of the horn section all night in pure adoration. We know we’re biased (we picked Ripcord, after all!), but we’re also at the stage in our lives where we’re attending about five weddings a season, and Ripcord is the best wedding band we’ve heard. Our guests repeated the same sentiment again and again the following day. All 160 of them could not stop raving about Ripcord — from grandparents, to parents, to contemporaries — every generation was knocked off their ... Read more

    Alyssa McCarthy

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  • We had the BEST experience with Ripcord! Ananda and Jeremy were our singers, and they were so fun and talented. We worked with Kevin throughout our planning process, and he was tremendously professional, responsive, and flexible. Our guests were raving about the band throughout our wedding - and still now every time we talk about the day! We cannot recommend them highly enough!

    Ben Pattison

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  • As music lovers we were adamant about having a live band at our wedding and decided on Ripcord due to their extensive group of musicians and quality of their vocalists. Kevin and the rest of the Ripcord team were an absolute pleasure to work with in understanding our tastes, deciding on acoustic music for the ceremony, learning songs for the dances and creating a killer playlist for the reception. I lost count of how many people complimented the band's performance but it was absolutely a highlight of the day and I never wanted them to stop playing!

    Wyatt Crane

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    5 out of 5
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  • Ripcord did a fabulous job handling the entertainment side of my wedding this past June. Kevin was great on the communications side - really responsive and on the ball. Also really flexible in terms of helping me put together my vision. We worked out a jazz introduction to the evening, followed by a good playlist while the band had dinner, followed by the awesome main band. I play keyboard, and he was totally open to the idea of my sitting in with the band or them sitting in on a song that I was hoping to write for the event (though never ultimately got around to...) On top of that, Monica & Co. were outstanding. My friends and I see a lot of live music, and everyone agreed that the Ripcord crew was top notch. The band read the crowd well, saw that funk music was working well, and threw in a back-to-back Prince combo punch at one point that had the dance floor going bananas. Monica was an excellent MC, she totally picked up on the casual, personal vibe that we were trying to create an... Read more

    J&e P

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  • Amazing. Just amazing. We love you guys! Thank you!!

    Bailey

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  • Ripcord absolutely exceeded every expectation we had, despite the high expectations their reputation gave us. Kevin was an incredibly flexible and responsive person to work with. He helped us pick all the little songs you don't think of when you're planning the wedding, like music for entering the reception, or during the bouquet toss. He offered to have the band learn and perform the songs for our parent dances even though we picked them only a few weeks before the wedding. And we were very happy with the price, even before hearing them play. Ananda and Jeremy have incredible instruments. Some wedding bands "sing" beyonce songs, but Ananda SANG them. Half my wife's bridal party are musical theater professionals, and they were in the front row all night in awe of Ananda and Jeremy's voices. They were also excellent at energizing our guests. Our nearly 200 guests ranged from late teens to octogenarians, and the dance floor was rarely less than half full the entire night. My grandmot... Read more

    Valery

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  • We had an amazing experience working with Ripcord! We had Monica & Ricky perform at our August wedding in Newport, RI and we would highly recommend them! From the very beginning, Ripcord was super easy to work with. Kevin is very responsive and works with you to make sure that everything is seamless on the day of. We had a noise restriction at our venue and were originally very concerned that we would not be able to have amplified music. Kevin worked with us and the venue to find a solution that everyone would be happy with, and on the day of there were absolutely no issues. Monica and Ricky are truly talented and did a fantastic job of keeping everyone engaged and on the dance floor. We were thrilled with Ripcord and would highly recommend them to anyone planning a wedding!

    Mary Beth

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  • Ripcord was AMAZING at our wedding. Ananda and Jeremy had people dancing from the moment they entered the tent at Castle Hill up until the night ended at 11 PM. Kevin was responsive on emails from the moment we hired them 18 months prior to our wedding date up until the day of. Easy to work with, amazing voices, amazing musicians, easiest hire of the day.

    Emily

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  • Ripcord were utterly FANTASTIC. The dance floor was jam-packed the second they started, and we asked them to play longer because no one was ready to stop dancing. Great song selection and great execution. Jason and his crew killed it. Nothing like your average crooning wedding band. Many of our guests said it was the best wedding music they have ever experienced. Also great to work with upfront. Kevin was very responsive and flexible. Thank you!

    Rob and Kelsey

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  • Words cannot begin to express how happy we are to have had Ripcord as our wedding band. Hiring Ripcord will be the best decision you make when planning your wedding. Kevin is incredibly professional and responsive when planning--we immediately knew we were in good hands. Ananda, Jeremy, and the whole band killed it. We had so much fun dancing and our guests did too -- the dance floor was full all night. Ripcord read the room perfectly and played an awesome set list. Thank you Ripcord!!!

    Diana

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  • Hiring Ripcord was a no brainer once we saw them live - we were at their show for about 2 minutes before my husband and I turned to each and said "yup we're getting them". Kevin was great to work with and everything went smoothly. Ananda and Jeremy were absolutely amazing as singers and emcees, and the rest of the band was awesome as well. We are over 2 months out from our wedding and are still hearing "the band at your wedding was AMAZING!" We could not be happier we chose Ripcord and would definitely recommend them!

    Ashley

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  • BEYOND INCREDIBLE!!! We worked with Ripcord for our wedding last month and were absolutely blown away. Our guests STILL can not stop raving about the music and multiple friends have told us it was the best dance party they have ever experienced. Everyone was up out of their chairs and the dance floor was packed all night. They played the perfect mix of old and new music so everyone from my Grandma to my teenage cousins had a blast. They even let one of our friends get up and perform a song for us, which was the highlight of the night. HIRE THEM IMMEDIATELY!!! They will honestly make your wedding so memorable. Worth every penny and then some!

    Nina

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  • Hiring Ripcord was likely the best decision we made for our wedding. They are absolutely fantastic! Kevin was so easy to work with and incredibly helpful leading up to the event. He patiently answered our questions, listened to our ideas, and delivered BIG TIME on our wedding day. Ananda and Jeremy totally brought the house down and kept everyone dancing, and the other musicians were incredible. They were also very well organized and MC'd perfectly. We hoped we were getting a great band with professionals and Ripcord delivered 100%. I highly recommend them!

    Caitlin

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  • Ripcord as a band was AMAZING! They had our guests dancing all night and the music selection was phenomenal. I would have given Ripcord 5 stars if my review was only reflective of the band. However, the band manager Kevin was absolutely horrible to work with. Kevin's communication was poor. He would not reply back in a timely manner and when he did respond he was extremely condescending and rude. He made you feel as though your wedding was a waste of his time and that he wanted you to have no say or involvement.

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you for including us and for your review, Caitlin. Many apologies if you felt as though I didn't spend enough time discussing your ideas with you, etc. Having emailed/spoken with you for hours on many occasions throughout the year, I hardly agree with this sentiment; however, aspects of these experiences are certainly relative. I am happy to say I still take pride in your nearly impeccable experience, as I personally coordinated every musical detail for your entire day in total accordance with your extremely specific visions. Thank you again for including us! To prospective couples: I hope you find more confidence within the many 5star reviews (on this site, and others) we've amassed in the > 12yrs we've been in business. That said, please contact us for additional references as we have performed well over 1,000 weddings and I have personally managed 100% of the events Ripcord has had the pleasure of performing... for all our couples, across our multiple bands. If helpful, I would also happily provide references from other vendors and planning/venue team members specific to this wedding to paint a detailed picture of our collective experience in a slightly more private format, out of respect for Caitlin and her husband.

    Bryanna

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  • Ripcord was AMAZING. They were recommended by our venue and we reached out early enough to book them. Kevin was great and invited us to see them perform in Somerville, months prior to the wedding. We knew from that event that they were going to be as good as we were told. Our wedding was a month ago and we're still receiving messages from guests saying how much fun they had and how incredible the band was. Everyone was dancing the entire night and we couldn't have asked for a more energetic and fun performance.
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