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Bands and Ceremony Music and DJs in Buffalo, NY,
(716) 435-6205
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    Jackson M.

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  • Steve and his band were exceptional!! We had so much fun and the music was incredible. Steve really went above and beyond to help make sure everything went smoothly and we loved having him and his bandmates there.

    Paige L.

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  • Steve and his crew were the best! So easy to work with and played every song we wanted. Responsive, nice, and really genuine. Also nailed our first dance song, too! Highly recommend!

    Kristin W.

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  • Steve was absolutely incredible to work with, if we wanted we could have picked every single song played on our wedding night (we just didn’t have time to dig that deep). Steve not only sounded incredible, he brought so many recommendations and ideas for our day. My only regret is that we didn’t have more time to get to know Steve and the rest of the band, given covid.

    Alana E.

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  • Steve went above and beyond to make our wedding day absolutely perfect. With changing plans due to Covid, he was responsive, flexible, and accommodating. The music for the ceremony and reception was SO beautiful. He has an incredible voice and style. One of the most frequent compliments we received regarding the wedding was how amazing the music was. We are blessed to be having a second wedding celebration next year where we can include more family and friends, and are so excited for Steve and the Uptown Sound to be a part of that event as well!

    Allison

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  • To start, Steve and his band were incredible, they sound great and have such a wide range of songs. Steve’s ability to both sing, play guitar, and MC is unbeatable especially at a price that is affordable! Steve answers promptly and always emails back himself, it’s never someone who has to take the time to ask him questions and takes days to get back. Steve is flexible, understanding, helpful, and always willing to work with you to make your event the best it can be. Everyone who attended our wedding asked about the band and complimented how amazing they were. I don’t plan on ever getting married again but I would have them at another event in a heartbeat and will always recommend!!

    Brittney T.

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  • Back in 2018 my fiance and I were on the hunt for the perfect band for our wedding. We went to multiple events and restaurants to listen and one night him, my sister, and I went to Trattoria Aroma in downtown Buffalo to list to Steve and three of his band members play. Once they started playing, we were sold. I went ahead and booked Steve and also six additional members to play at our wedding in May 2020. We also booked Steve for the church were we requested a four-piece to play and for cocktail hour. Sadly, as we were about two months away from our wedding in May 2020, we had to postpone to 2021. Steve was so very understanding and worked with us while we were under a lot of stress with our other vendors. Tom and I decided to still get married on our original date even though we could not have the event like we planned. The night of our wedding my parents surprised us and all of our family and friends with a live virtual concert put on by Steve! It was one of a kind and so ver... Read more

    Regina

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  • Steve and his band were absolutely INCREDIBLE! They brought such amazing music, sound, excitement, and positive vibes to our wedding! They "read" the crowd perfectly and played the best collection of songs. Song after song was ideal and kept the party going. We didn't want the night to end! Steve was also such a joy to work with. We cannot thank him enough or think of a better person to work with. Any time we had a question, he answered it quickly and thoroughly, which kept us calm and happy throughout the process. We recommend them wholeheartedly, not just for weddings but also all kinds of corporate events or celebrations.

    Olivia

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  • Steve Balesteri and Uptown Sound were absolutely incredible and MADE our wedding night. We had a violinist play during the ceremony, Steve on vocals + a horn for cocktails, and the full 9-piece band for the reception, and received endless compliments all night long! The band was amazing to dance to and Steve was wonderful to work with :) I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a knock-out wedding band that keeps your guests on the dancefloor all night long!

    Jill F.

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  • We couldnt imagine having anyone other than Steve and The Uptown Sound play at our wedding. Our friends and family love them so much that we've had them play at weddings as well as other events. Steve is so sweet and easy to get along with, he makes at least this one aspect of your wedding plain painless. Everyone at our wedding, from young to old, loved them and were dancing all night.

    Kelly

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  • Steve Balesteri Music was hands down the best choice we made for our wedding. Steve was friendly, accessible, responsive, and an overall delight to work with. He played soft, romantic, acoustic versions of our song choices for our ceremony and he and his band rocked all of our favorite songs throughout the night. They even took the time to learn and perform special songs just for us. He performed our special song last for the night and let us dance for a memorable moment to finish off the night. If you’re looking for live music, Steve’s your guy. Plus, his services are incredibly affordable. You can’t go wrong!

    Marissa

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  • Steve and the Uptown Sound absolutely made our wedding! He was great to work with, helped us out on customizing our experience with him and took care of things that we didn't care to make decisions on. MC'd the night and the band was amazing! The dance floor was packed the entire night because of them! I would hire him 100 times over again, definitely recommend! Thank you Steve!

    Kurtis F.

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  • Steve Balesteri band was amazing. the best way i can describe him. you know when you get that feeling that you know this choice is the one and you can stop band searching the other choices. thats the feeling i had when i was talking with him. he may do 1000 gigs a year, but he made you feel like your wedding was the make or break it point for him. not desperate. but amazing! he made everything simple and he had the entire dance floor going all night long. never once did i have a doubt that he was the right choice. my wife and me are always looking at where we can see play again, so we can continue to show our gratitude and listen to a great band! Thank you again Steve! Kurt and Megan 6/15/19 wedding

    Megan D.

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  • Thank you so much for everything you did! From meeting before the wedding to make sure everything was perfect and all the emails in between with quick responses. You and the band did absolutely amazing and the music could not have been better for my ceremony and cocktail hour !

    Ashley

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  • Steve Balesteri is talented, professional, so personable and creative! He really took the time to get to know me and my husband, our family, our musical taste and even learned a very special song for us! I highly highly recommend him for your event. You will not be disappointed :) Make sure you check out his shows, too. He is definitely one of our favorites!

    Hillary

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  • Steve Balesteri and his band are the perfect choice for your wedding. From the get go, Steve was great to work with. He is an extremely friendly person and was very supportive in helping us craft our vision for the music at our wedding. Many of his band members can play multiple instruments so you have significant flexibility in the music that you would like played. I cannot say enough about how great Steve and his band were for our wedding. He provided a perfect backdrop to our ceremony and cocktail hour, was a great emcee to provide flow to our reception, and was able to get everyone out on the dance floor to enjoy themselves. Steve has a huge song list spanning many genres and even had his band learn a few songs that weren't on his list but were important to us. He provides a great combination of band and DJ that allows for a variety of music to be played. Based on the music we said we liked, Steve was on point with his setlist for the wedding. There were multiple people that... Read more
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