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

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  • You're not going to find a better band than the Bob Charest Band. Finding a band was not easy for me.... I had a hard time finding a band in Maine, they just weren't doing it form me so I started searching in the Boston area and even in New Hampshire. I am very picky when it comes to live music and only wanted the best for my wedding. After I contacted several bands in Boston, Massachusetts area and several in New Hampshire I still was not satisfied and continued my search. Who would have know that the prefect band was right in my backyard, located in Westbrook, Maine. Right from the beginning of the process till the end, communicating with Cindy and Bob Charest was so easy, they took so much pressure off my shoulders when it came to planning the music part of my wedding and they are most reliable and just the nicest people you will ever meet. Don't worry about anything...they will NOT disappoint !!!!! I truly have to say the band made my wedding, never before (I used to sing in bands... Read more

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    Thank you, Nadja, for the very kind words and validation of the work we do to always exceed clients' expectations. We loved playing for you, Nick, and your guests, and are flattered you chose the BCB, knowing your family's musical background. Thanks, too, for asking us to learn "Footloose." We'd been wanting to add that tune to our song list. :-) All the best to you and Nick!

    Katherine

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  • Bob, Cindy and the whole band were professional and fun. They had everyone dancing and really involved the crowd. Truly the Perfect band for anyone age two to one hundred. Of all the vendors we hired for the wedding The Bob Charest Band was by far our favorite. You won't regret hiring them!

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    Thank you so much, Katherine, for the very kind words! Our goal is always to exceed high expectations, so we're thrilled you're happy you hired the BCB. We wish you and Kyle all the best, and thank you again for allowing us to be part of your very fun party!

    Rachel

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  • We cannot say enough about the Bob Charest Band. They are AMAZING in every way possible. From the moment we booked to the end of the reception they were professional, warm, easy to work with and truly went above and beyond in every way. They even had us over for champagne and pie to talk about our wedding details. They are a joy to be around and always happy and smiling. They are by far the best and tightest band in the greater Portland area. Our wedding would not have been the same without the BCB. Guests came up to us during and after the wedding to tell us how impressed they were with the music. Bob and Cindy work so well with other vendors which makes the planning so much easier. We cannot recommend them enough! Thank you BCB!!! Rachel and Jason

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    You're very welcome, Rachel and Jason! We've so enjoyed getting to know you and your families, and are happy you were pleased with what we brought to your special day. Thank you for doing the video review after the party; we loved your enthusiasm. :-) We wish you all the best and thank you again for choosing the BCB!

    Anna

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    5 out of 5
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  • Hiring this band was one of the first things we did when planning our wedding. Trust us, the good bands go fast! We simply cannot say enough positive things about this band! Cindy and Bob had us at their home to talk all things wedding during the planning process. We immediately felt at ease about their ability to accommodate our requests and make our dream wedding party come true. They went above and beyond, even learning our first dance song that wasn't one they already knew. Let me tell you, they did not disappoint at the wedding! Not only did they help with making sure the timeline with toasts etc. were kept on track but they were incredible performers! They have such a good playlist and really customize it to meet your tastes and requests. All our guests were on the dance floor the entire night and would not stop raving about how great the band was. We are still getting rave reviews from guests a month later! Hire BC band, you won't be disappointed.

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    Anna, thank you so much! We loved playing for you and Zack and are really happy you and your guests had such a good time. Kudos on your first dance choice - what a pleasure to learn and perform it. :-) We wish you both all the best and thank you again for choosing the BCB!

    Crystal

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  • If you're looking for legitimately the PERFECT band for your wedding, look no further. Our venue recommended the BCB on their website, so they were the first (and only) band we ever considered. They happened to be playing a free concert near us and as soon as we heard 30 seconds of the first song they played, we were hooked and knew that we had to have them! Cindy and I talked on the phone for literally hours and just made everything so relaxed and easy. We met with Cindy and Bob a couple of months prior to the wedding and spent hours at their house drinking wine and talking music and traveling. The two of them on their own are an absolute joy to be around, but on to the main event- the music!! Bob took care of the pre-ceremony music, processional, sound for our ceremony, cocktail hour music and dinner music. It was pretty complicated to handle because there were three different areas during that time that he needed to cart around equipment. Bob made it seem like a piece of cake. E... Read more

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    Thank you, Crystal, for your very kind words! We, too, remember your dance with your dad with much fondness. We're happy to have worked with you and Nat to help make your wedding day super special and are glad everything went so smoothly. We thank you for choosing the BCB and look forward to following your travels and keeping in touch!

    Steven

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    5 out of 5
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  • This is the second big event where I have hired the Bob Charest Band - my wedding! Having had them at my 60th birthday two years ago and with many of the same friends returning, I was amazed when so many people asked if I was "having that great band again." Since the wedding was in the midcoast of Maine, a real trek for many people, I said, "well, if I DO have the same band will come back to the midcoast?" Every one said yes - and then showed up to boot! Bob and Cindy have become good friends - long ago transcending what being a hired band would be. They lit up our life and I can't thank them enough.

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    You are very welcome, Steven, and we thank you for the glowing review! We were touched that you chose the BCB to entertain at your wedding, and looked forward to it, remembering all the fun we had with everyone at your birthday celebration. It's been our pleasure to work with you and Ivan, and we wish you continued happiness.

    Jennifer

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  • We got married August 6th of this year and were so happy we chose the BCB! We were recommended them from a family friend and will definitely keep recommending them to all of our family and friends. They had everyone dancing all night long and sounded amazing. After the wedding everyone kept on coming up to us saying how awesome the band was. For us, the band pick was a really important part of our wedding and no one could have done a better job than the BCB. Highly recommended!!!! Bob and Cindy are so personable and professional. Thank you again!!!

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    We're so glad you were pleased, Jen! Thank you for offering to recommend the band; we so appreciate that! We loved playing for you, Kevin, and your families and friends, and remember the gorgeous day and setting. Thank you for choosing the BCB; we wish you both every happiness!

    Maggie

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    5 out of 5
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  • If you are getting married or throwing a party with live music, look no further than the Bob Charest Band. I heard them play at a friend's wedding and was blown away and knew if I ever got married in New England, they had to be my band! My husband and I were lucky enough to find a time they were available and their performance did not disappoint. They have a massive set list, are open to requests, and Cindy was the most wonderful, considerate and patient person to work with-- with great wedding advice! We cannot say enough great things about the Bob Charest Band!

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    What a nice review, Maggie! We're so glad it worked out for us to play for you and Nick! Please let us know when you're next in ME so we can get together, since it didn't work out beforehand. In the meantime, we wish you both all the best and thank you again for choosing the BCB!

    Shaina

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  • The Bob Charest Band played at my sisters wedding, and I wouldn't have chosen anyone else for mine! They are such incredible musicians, and at the end of my wedding (and my sisters) all anyone could talk about was how amazing the band was. I think a live band is a necessity for a really great wedding, and you won't find better than BCB. Bob and Cindy are such nice, personable people and so easy to work with. They will play any kind of music you want to make your wedding exactly what you want it to be. Highly recommended!

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    Shaina, we're so glad the music at your wedding was everything you'd hoped it would be. Thank you for the very favorable review! We were thrilled that, after seeing us at Leslie and Chris' wedding, you wanted us to play for yours. It was wonderful to see your family and friends again and to meet Roman's. A highlight of both parties was having your dad sit in with the band. We wish you and Roman every happiness and thank you again for choosing the BCB!

    Ryan

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    5 out of 5
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  • Such a huge thank you to the Bob Charest Band, they performed during our wedding reception and somehow found a way to make a great wedding feel somewhat extraordinary. They are so unbelievable talented in the different songs they can play not to mention Bob and Cindy are first class and a pleasure to work with. All of our guests commented on how amazing their music was and how much it added to an enjoyable reception and party. I couldn't say enough nice things about them if I tried, thanks again and again Bob and Cindy!

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    You're very welcome, Ryan! It's been our pleasure to get to know you and Ashley and to help make your wedding day super fun and memorable. After meeting you both at Jessica and Josh's wedding, we were so pleased to hear you wanted us to play for you, too. We couldn't be happier for you, and wish you all the best!

    Krista

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  • My husband and I both feel that hiring The Bob Charest Band was one of the best decisions that we made regarding our wedding. They came highly recommended to us by experienced people, and they made our wedding the most amazing day for both our guests and us. Bob and Cindy exhibit the utmost professionalism combined with an incredible kindness and warmth. They truly care about you, and their role in what your wedding represents in your life. Our guests were blown away by the band's wide and impressive musical talent (family and friends continue to comment to us), and it felt wonderful to know that we could trust them whole heartedly from the beginning with our reception. We cannot recommend The Bob Charest Band highly enough; our entire wedding experience was enhanced beyond our original vision because of their talent.

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    Thank you so much! We're pleased we brought something special to your wedding day and thank you for mentioning our professionalism and caring attitude. That means a lot to us. We so enjoyed seeing you and your husband have fun with your families and friends. Thank you for taking the time to write this review; we wish you both much happiness!

    Greg

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  • When it came to picking entertainment for our wedding the Bob Charest Band was an easy choice! As the owner of a local Event Design company, I've had the opportunity to work alongside Bob, Cindy and the rest of the band in a professional capacity on a number of occasions. Whether it's a wedding reception, corporate function or private event I can tell you without hesitation that The Bob Charest Band is incredibly talented, well-rehearsed and on-point with their music selection. Because our professions overlap, I've had the opportunity to see how Bob and Cindy interact with their clients and how they play to the crowd at an event. So, when it came time for Kim and I to hire entertainment for our wedding, I knew that we'd be in great hands working with Bob and Cindy. And, as expected, Kim and I couldn't be happier with the choice we made. Preparing for the wedding, exchanging emails and meeting with Bob and Cindy was an absolute delight. Correspondence was always prompt and detailed. Mor... Read more

    Jared

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    5 out of 5
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  • Bob, Cindy and the Charest Band brought the barn down with their interactive, electrifying style. The got to know us on and incorperated our personality both as individuals and as a couple into the music line-up. If I could provide more than five stars on the ratings - I would. They go above an beyond in every way, and you will feel comfortable and listened to in the planning process, and your guest will never forget how much fun they had dancing the night away. Bob and Cindy became and remain good friends and we look forward to celebrating milestones with them in our future.

    Danielle

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  • It wasn't more than 4 hours after my husband proposed that I had contacted Bob and Cindy for their availability! We had known since the moment we heard them play at our friends' wedding years ago that they had to play at our wedding! Cindy and I were up until about 1am, emailing back and forth and confirming all the details. Bob and Cindy (and the whole entire band) are such warm and friendly people, we truly felt like we had known them for years. They traveled over 3 hours to play for us in our hometown, and to say they blew everyone away is an understatement. One of the band members (yay Andrew!!) is from our hometown, and we had members of our community asking our family if they could pop into the reception to listen to them! I wish I could put into words how much we appreciate our experience with Bob, Cindy, and the rest of the crew. They made us feel important, special, and they put on the most amazing party...it's been almost 10 months and we are still hearing feedback from gues... Read more

    User6663490

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  • Thank you so much for an awesome party on our wedding day! We had so much fun and our guests are still talking about how amazing you guys are! Everybody loved your music, your energy, and spirit! Thank you for all of the personal touches that you added - it was absolutely perfect! Our nieces and nephews especially loved "Happy" and I know our friends loved their anniversary surprise. Our guest of all different ages all told us how amazed they were by the music selection and everybody's energy. I don't know if you realized - my little niece and nephew actually broke out of their room in the PJs to run down to dance more after they were supposed to be in bed (I guess they slipped by my brother... :-) ) when they heard you guys playing one of their favorite songs! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Bob Charest Band! You guys are the BEST!

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