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Bands in Westbrook, ME,
(207) 797-9552
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    Patty

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  • We couldn't be happier with our experience with the Bob Charest Band! From the very start, Bob and Cindy were so professional and really made sure the entertainment was going to make the wedding everything we hoped for. Prior to the day, they had us over for apps and drinks to discuss all the details, genre and song preferences, day of timeline, etc. They truly made us feel comfortable and taken care of. Bob did recorded music for both our ceremony and cocktail which worked out awesome, we were able to send them some music we owned and loved to be played during that time. Once the band took the stage for the reception, everything went perfect! They said they were going to take a break about every hour, but I honestly don't remember them taking any breaks after they're first one when they ate dinner. They were amazing, sounded awesome and really entertained all our guests. One of my bridesmaids was even able to join them on stage to sing which was a truly unique and great experience ... Read more

    Chris

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  • Hands down the best wedding band in Maine and probably all of New England (and beyond, for that matter...). Everyone in the band is a complete pro and there’s no song or genre that they can’t crush. From our first meeting at with Bob, Cindy, and crew over dinner at the Charest household right up until he last song of the wedding, it was a complete pleasure working with them. There are a lot of good musicians out there, but no band will work harder to make your wedding perfect. Long story short: if you are lucky and they aren’t already booked for your wedding date, do yourself a favor and IMMEADIATELY contact them and book them. I will guarantee they will exceed your expectations and you’ll be glad you got them before someone else did! (And for reference, Bob ran the music and audio for our ceremony, the recorded music for cocktail hour, then the introductions and the recorded music for dinner. So the price below covered all that and the PERFECT 4 hour dance party thereafter... Read more

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    Kind words indeed, Chris! We loved working with you on all the plans and could not be happier that you were pleased with our services and had a great time on your wedding day. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with the BCB. We wish you and Heather all the best!

    Daniella

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  • This band was THE BEST. We actually ended up booking them before we booked our venue because of the amazing reviews, the great videos we saw online, and some personal recommendations from a co-worker who had used them. Not only were they SUPER accommodating, but they were so friendly and entertaining. LITERALLY everyone commented on how it was the best band they had ever seen. Some of my favorite things: First, my best friend and bridesmaid is a very talented singer/songwriter and for the longest time we had a pact that she would sing at my wedding. She sang Future Days by Pearl Jam on the piano and transitioned perfectly (with the band joining in) to L-O-V-E by Nat King Cole for the whole audience to join in. The band was so excited to work with her and make sure she felt comfortable and well-backed up. Second, they cooked us a feast. No seriously, we were in Maine for a weekend and Bob and Cindy invited us to their house with a few of the other band members. We ate a ton, dra... Read more

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    Wow, Dani, thank you for the high praise! We're so happy to have helped make your party a blast. Having Phoebe sit in and perform with the band was a treat for us, as well as for you and your guests. We loved meeting with you and Patrick and will always think of you when we do "Signed, Sealed, Delivered." ;-) Thank you for choosing the BCB and please come back and visit!

    Brianna

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    5 out of 5
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  • If there was one thing my husband and I agreed on when planning our wedding - besides the getting married part - it was that we didn't just want great music... but we wanted a band that could start a party (and keep it going!). Since our wedding was a bit of a destination - we're based in NYC, wedding in Camden, ME - we already had our work cut out for us in every department, finding the perfect band felt like an impossible feat. That was until we met Bob and Cindy on a friend's recommendation. Bob and Cindy don't just know music, they know people. They have an incredible gift. They took the time to get to know my husband and me, learn our likes and dislikes, came up with fantastic alternatives and then ROCKED THE WHOLE TOWN OF CAMDEN on our wedding night. Their set up and break down was seamless, they asked all the right questions so that this novice wedding planner (myself) didn't leave them hanging. More importantly, their sound was incredible. When I talk about sound, I mean... Read more

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    Brianna, we're happy to have helped make your wedding day all you'd hoped. Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We truly enjoyed working with you and Alex, and wish you both all the best!

    Jen

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    5 out of 5
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  • We accidentally stumbled across The Bob Charest Band while previewing another wedding band and are so glad that we did! They not only provided the most amazing dance party we could have ever imagined, but they also were fantastic to work with at every moment along the way. From the first email/phone exchanges getting our contract worked up, to our meet & greet at Bob and Cindy's house, to their flexibility on the day of our wedding while we waited and waited until the absolute last minute to finally decide to move our ceremony inside due to rain (Bob was going to do the sound for us if it was outside), The Bob Charest Band was amazing! Our wedding was just over 3 months ago, and we still have guests raving about how awesome our band was, and even two people have asked for their name to hopefully hire them for their own event! They play every genre, and get guests of all ages on the dance floor, from my 10 year old cousins to my 90 year old great aunt! If you want the party of a lifetim... Read more

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    Thank you, Jen! We're so happy you were pleased with what we brought to your party! We enjoyed getting to know you and Dan, and loved playing for your super-fun crowd. Bob and I wish you all the best!

    Ryan

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    5 out of 5
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  • My wife and I first saw TBCB at the Cumberland County Fair and loved them. We ran into a friend who had them for his brother wedding and loved them. We then got to see them at a Halloween party with some of our friends and everyone enjoyed them. We were very happy with the total service they provided us. We met the band at Bob and Cindy’s house to go over our vision. That evening was a great time. Leading up to the wedding the band was easy to communicate with. Most importantly, they rocked it at the wedding! Everyone loved them and we could not have been happier with them.

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    Ryan, we so appreciate you taking the time to write a review and are glad you and Erin were happy with everything. It's been great getting to know you both and meeting your friends when you came to see the band prior to your wedding. We loved playing for your special day and wish you all the best!

    Michael

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    5 out of 5
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  • The BCB is so worth it! Bob and Cindy really try to personalize their show to fit my wife and my desires for the big day. They were a huge hit and got everyone (I mean EVERYONE!) dancing and singing along. I am the third in my family to include the BCB in our wedding and could not have been more pleased with their performance and commitment to making our big day memorable! Highly recommend!

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    We're so lucky to have been able to play for your family multiple times! Thank you for the wonderful review - We wish you all good things!

    Allie

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had a blast at our wedding and we give special thanks to the Bob Charest Band for playing hit after hit! A couple of our friends said they didn't take bathroom breaks all night because they were afraid to miss a song! Everyone had an amazing time and we are beyond grateful for Bob and Cindy! The whole band is so talented, they are really incredible. From the time we inquired with them, they were helpful, kind, and very responsive. They even had us over to their house for dinner to discuss wedding details. Bob also coordinated all of our ceremony music and we cannot thank him enough. Our experience with Bob and Cindy was truly amazing, they are just a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend them!

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    Wow, that is high praise. ;-) Allie, thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. It was truly our pleasure to meet with you and Colin, and to entertain you and your guests at your wedding. What a fun party! We wish you both every happiness!

    Claire

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    5 out of 5
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  • Bob and Cindy went above and beyond in every possible way for our July 29, 2017 wedding in Maine. Our guests were on the dance floor the entire night, including parents, grandparents, and friends! They listened to our song choices and style but also knew exactly what to play at the right moment, with each song better than the last. It was nothing short of epic and beyond all of our expectations. Choosing to have a band was a big decision for us and we were really nervous about getting something hokey or not authentic to our style - we were looking for contemporary dance music and motown, and they were equally amazing at all styles! All of our guests, from all ages, commented on our amazing band and no one wanted them to stop! Bob also sound-mixed our ceremony, knew when to fade in/out the music and mic our officiant, and provided speakers for recorded music during cocktail hour. We were truly at peace knowing he was there from beginning to end. Bob even pro-actively reached out to o... Read more

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    Claire and Mike, thank you so much for all the kind words. We loved working with you two though all the planning, and were happy to see you and your guests enjoy yourselves when the big day arrived. We're glad everything went so smoothly, and are happy you felt the band was well worth the expenditure. Please do have another party if the opportunity arises; we would love to play for you anytime! :-) In the meantime, we wish you all the best!

    Liz

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  • Bob, Cindy and the entire band exceeded our expectations in every way possible! They made the wedding planning process so easy and stress free from the moment we contacted them. They turned our wedding into an absolutely incredible party and we are so thankful for that. The dance floor was packed the whole night with a continuous play of hits that catered to everyone. Bob also provided the music for our ceremony and cocktail hour, which was perfect. They are worth every penny and you will not regret your decision to hire them. Looking forward to attending more weddings in the future with them as the band!

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    Thank you Liz! We had such a great time working with you and Scott - What a wonderful night! We look forward too seeing you at some of our other events, too! :-)

    Jenni

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    5 out of 5
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  • Wow - where to even begin...Bob Charest Band was incredible! They truly made our wedding to be the dance party of our dreams. We constantly heard praise from all of our guests, and they kept everyone on the dance floor all night. We even received an encore because our guests didn't want the night to end! My cousin even approached me that she hadn't danced this much at her own wedding! Each song seemed almost better than the one before it. Bob and Cindy were such a pleasure to work with and we are so happy they were the ones to make our wedding the perfect night that ti was We couldn't have been happier to choose Bob Charest Band!

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    Thank you for the wonderful review, Jenni! We so enjoyed getting to know you and Seth and were so happy to play for your special day. We wish you all the best and thank you again for choosing the BCB!

    Jacki

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    5 out of 5
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  • Cindy and Bob were absolutely wonderful to work with. From our first conversation on the phone to receiving a Christmas card from them a couple of weeks after our wedding, they are simply the best. Their kindness, flexibility, professionalism, attention to detail, and incredibly talented band was the highlight of our wedding experience. Our guests continue to talk about how amazing and fun the Bob Charest Band was. Some of our guests don't typically dance, but couldn't help themselves with the fun atmosphere the band created! Cindy and Bob even secretly worked with my parents on a surprise performance that included my brother that we will surely never forget. They went above and beyond by completely exceeding our expectations. We could not be happier with our experience with the Bob Charest Band and look forward to staying in touch with such a lovely and thoughtful group of people.

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    Jacki, we're touched by your very kind words. To work with you and Mike was truly our pleasure. Having your brother sing with the band was a treat for us as well as for your families and friends, We thank you for taking the time to write a review and look forward to keeping in touch!

    Laura

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  • We booked the Bob Charest Band at the suggestion of my mother, who is a long time friend of Cindy and Bob. Cindy actually sang at my parents' wedding as well, so it was extra special to have them perform on our day. They were fantastic!! So great to work and plan with, and absolutely amazing performers! Several people told us they loved the band, and many said it was the best wedding they'd ever been to. They made the party!

    Rob

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    5 out of 5
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  • If you want an amazing sound and a great show the Bob Charest Band delivers. Cindy and the backup vocalists are top notch. The array of music they provide will keep EVERYONE dancing. Bob made a special arrangement for the Fasha Dasha dance that was perfect :) They are the difference between good and GREAT!

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    Thank you, Rob! We were thrilled to be a part of Corinne and Russell's day and celebrate with all of you. So glad you enjoyed the special arrangement of your father-daughter dance. :-)

    Leigh

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    5 out of 5
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  • Bob and Cindy are the friendliest people, couple, and business owners. They were so enjoyable and easy to work with! Perhaps, most importantly, the band and music was phenomenal! They make everyone want to be on the dance floor! At our wedding (Oct 2016) we had 4 year olds to 84 year olds on the dance floor ALL night! I can't tell you how many friends and relatives were saying "this band is AMAZING!" There were even times I felt the need to stop dancing and just watch the band since it felt like I was at a concert! The performance, the atmosphere, the music, the dancing was EVERYTHING I was looking for in a band, and I have the Bob Charest Band to thank for that! They truly are the BEST and you shouldn't even hesitate to book with them!

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    Thank you, Leigh! We loved working with you and Ben to help make your party super fun! We'll think of you every time we see the hyacinth you brought us come up. :-) Thanks, too, for the great photos you sent us (by Spring Smith). So thoughtful! We wish you and Ben a long and happy life together and hope you'll stay in touch!
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