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(781) 545-6011
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    User5595011

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  • The Shine Band is the best of the best for wedding bands! They made our wedding day and night unforgettable and so much fun. From their guitar and flute duo during the ceremony to the entire band electrifying the reception afterwards, they really know how to put on a great show! Plus I can't thank them enough for allowing my band who hadn't played together in 4-5 years to play a couple of songs for the guests. The entire process of signing them was so easy, and they were able to flawlessly perfect our requests when our big day came. Signing the Shine Band to play at our wedding was one of the best decisions we ever made!

    Jackie

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  • Can't say enough about these guys! Awesome music and totally accommodating to our at home wedding. They were very professional but very easy going and fun. Willing to work with you and listen to what your wedding needs are. We loved them and would have them play again anytime. Many thanks again!!

    User5274108

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  • My guests are still talking about our GREAT wedding band, The Shine Band!! They read the crowd really well and played spectacular song choices. They are very easy to work with and were willing to learn songs pretty last minute (only a week before our event). They are reasonably priced to begin with, but none the less worth every penny! I have already recommended them to several friends and would use them in the future!

    Alice

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  • The Shine Band was absolutely fantastic at our recent June 2015 wedding! We stumbled across them on Wedding Wire when we first started looking at wedding bands and went to their website. We heard their music and we immediately decided we needed to book them. My husband reached out to the band leader, John Harris and he was so easy to work with. They play everything from Oldies, Big Band, R & B, Pop and Contemporary. For our last dance we asked them to play "I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)" by Stevie Wonder, which they had not done before and they aced it and sounded fabulous. My biggest fear was that no one would be up and dancing and the Shine Band did NOT disappoint. They had everyone up dancing and so many of our guests told us how great the band was and how much fun they had. I can't recommend The Shine Band enough. The energy they brought to the dance floor was amazing. Go and book The Shine Band today for your wedding. It will be the best decision... Read more

    Caitlyn

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  • With my husband being a musician himself, he took the lead on finding the perfect band for our June 20th wedding. The Shine Band was absolute perfection, and provided music for our ceremony (flute & guitar), cocktail hour (jazz duet), and reception (full band). They had everyone up and dancing, and were just so fun. Even a reain delay didn't stop this party!! John Harris is wonderful to work with, and in getting things coordinated. He really takes the time to get to know your taste so that you have the perfect set-list. Thank you, Shine, for everything! We had a ball!

    Jennifer

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  • Shine is utterly fantastic! From the moment we first contacted John Harris from Shine, we knew that this was the band for us. Both Andy and I very much wanted to have live music at our wedding. We had interviewed a couple of djs and quickly decided in favor of a band if it was in our budget. Fortunately, Shine’s prices are very reasonable. And boy what a treat was in store for us in choosing Shine! John was very easy to work with before the wedding. He patiently answered all of our questions over email and talked with us over the phone. He even went out of his way to help us out with the music so that we could practice our first dance. Shine also outdid themselves by learning a (perhaps) unique request for our last dance “Rainbow Connection”. Shine has an extensive repertoire including contemporary, 80s, 90s, swing music and more. There is definitely something for everyone. They sound uncannily like the recording artists. They do not play the typical cheesy wedding songs. John r... Read more

    User4737694

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  • Everything we wanted & more! Right from the very beginning I knew that Shine was totally the right choice for our wedding. John was so easy to talk to, answered all of our questions and was quick to respond to us whenever we needed him. On the day of our wedding my sister (the Maid of Honor) had a little bit planned in her speech which included the band, not only were they happy to get involved but they also had to learn a new song for it - she told me this after the wedding & was so thankful Shine did this for her. Everyone commented on how great the band was, and how great the song choices were. Shine was everything we wanted and more and we would recommend them to anyone in a heartbeat! Thanks Shine, Amie & Michael Constance

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    Thanks so much for your thoughtful comments Aime & Mike! It was an absolute pleasure performing for you and your family & friends -some all the way from England. A picture perfect event at a beautiful country inn that wasn't too rushed or over-scheduled, giving everyone a chance to have fun and dance when the spirit moved them -can't beat it! - John

    Steve

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  • My wife and I have very high standards and did our research, but as a lot our friends would agree, attending band showcases and crashing weddings is an incredible hassle. I couldn’t find a single negative word about this band on the internet. If anyone had any misgivings –you’d hear about it. We found that listening to both Shine’s website MP3s, as well as the bandleader’s answers to our questions to be the most influential in our decision to hire them. It’s not that difficult to hear if someone can play or sing, and they sounded even MORE convincing at the wedding. That really blew us away. Also, the price we were given was SO MUCH more reasonable than others we contacted! 6-8k for a wedding band, are you kidding? I’d say that Shine Band’s vast experience by far outweighs any band fresh out of music school trying to learn the wedding business. I’ll take a veteran over a newbie any day! Seriously, from the moment I contacted The Shine Band, everything was very pro... Read more

    Mary

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  • Shine is AMAZING! John Harris made the process so easy from the moment we contacted him through the wedding day. Every correspondence was prompt, they played all of our special requests, learned the song my husband danced to with his mother (which was not on their song list), and even allowed my father (who is a musician) to get up and sing a song. I have worked in Event Management for over 8 years planning multiple weddings and Shine was by far the best band to work with, they are extremely professional but very fun and have a great mix of songs for all guests to enjoy! Our guests were on the dance floor all night long and the set list could not have been better! I would highly recommend this band to any couple booking their wedding. Shine is the perfect choice!

    Shannon

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  • Shine was amazing from the moment I contacted them for a price consultation. I knew live music was something I wanted at my wedding but wasn't sure where to start as I had never been to a wedding with a band before. But John made it easy from our first conversation! I would highly recommend Shine over any DJ - Especially if live music is your thing! John was very helpful with the planning and answered all of my e-mails quickly. The band learned a great (not so well known) song for my dance with my father and it turned out incredible. I am still receiving compliments from guests a few months later on the band. They made it easy to keep people on the dance floor - playing everything from the classic's to new pop and country. Book them now!!

    Stephanie

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  • Wow! I cannot say enough great things about Shine! John was a pleasure to work with before the wedding and extremely responsive, and they kept our guests dancing the entire night! Because of them, our wedding had an incredible energy to it, and the music they chose was perfect for our 20-something friends and our parents 50 to 60-something friends and family. They did a wonderful job learning our first dance song and also incorporating some of my favorites. This band was absolutely perfect!

    Carol

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  • The Shine Band created a magical, memorable evening for my sister's wedding. The music was absolutely magnificent. We could not have chosen better. We danced the night away. John, the band leader, was very personable and professional. Arrangements were made with ease. The music, the vocals, were amazing. Fabulous night!! Thank you Shine!

    Steven

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  • Shine did an amazing job at our wedding!! They happily learned a rather unconventional song for our wedding party intro, they played all of the songs we requested and filled in the rest with a perfect mix that had us all dancing. I'd highly recommend adding the trumpet to the band, which gave all the songs a little something extra, and the sax/guitar duo provided a classy touch to our outdoor tented cocktail hour. We're so glad we went with live music over a DJ, and while a band is a greater investment than a DJ, Shine provided a far superior value to the other bands we looked into based on their talent, variety, professionalism, and ease of communication. Book them ASAP and you won't regret it!

    Deb

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  • I hired Shine for my daughter's wedding it was the best decision I could have made. They were AMAZING!!! John Harris was so easy to work with and accommodated all of my daughters and son-in-laws request. They played the guitar and flute during the ceremony and it was beautiful. They then played the sax and guitar during the cocktail hour which set the perfect atmosphere for people to mingle. But they really "Shined" during the reception. Their mix of music kept our guest, including myself, on the dance floor all night. My only complaint was that the night ended to soon!! If you are thinking about hiring a DJ for your upcoming wedding because you can't afford a Band. Think Again!!! Shine is affordable and worth every penny. You will not be sorry.

    User4369105

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  • Overall, they were good. But they played little of the song list that I spent so much time getting together for them. And my first dance song that they played was not like the original; it was different in sound and beat. The MC erred in making an announcement while a blessing was still under way. But overall, everybody had a good time.

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