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(207) 409-5740
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    Erika Hinman

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  • When planning our wedding in Rangeley, Maine, the band was one of the most important vendors to us. A friend referred us to The Carmine Band and they exceeded our expectations. From the day that we reached out, The Carmine Band was so easy to work with, extremely communicative, and flexible. The evening before our wedding, the bride's grandfather put in a request for a song for the two of them to dance to and the band happily coordinated among themselves to make it happen. The night of, the sets were perfect and our guests didn't want the music to end. Even after the last song, the band took one more request, which was such a fun note to end on. We highly recommend hiring the Carmine Band for your wedding or event! 

    Sophia Scott

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  • The Carmine Band was definitely the highlight of our wedding. They kept everyone dancing from start to finish. Our only regret is that we didn't ask them to play longer! They have a great repertoire and an incredible stage presence. Highly recommend.

    Taryn O’Connell

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  • The Carmine Band was awesome at our wedding! We wanted to have a dance party, and Carmine and his band definitely brought the party, with music everyone loved. Over a year later, our guests are still talking about how much fun they had with the band. Carmine also have us great ideas to involve everyone in special moments, which helped to make our day so great. Highly recommended, amazing musicians! Thank you, Carmine Band! - Taryn & Jonathan

    Isabel O'gara

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  • HIRE THEM!!! Do it! Every single one of our guests raved about how amazing the band was. We had such difficulty getting our guests to sit during dinner service because all they wanted to do was get up on the dance floor. Carmine had to ask our guests to sit down to eat dinner because everyone just wanted to dance. Carmine was also so amazing to work with leading up to our wedding, talking through our songs for our various dance, ceremony, etc. He is so organized and made the night PERFECT!

    Erin Ambrose

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  • The Carmine Band was perfect for our wedding. They had everyone (with a mix of ages including kids) on the dance floor throughout the night. They adapt their set list throughout the night depending on what everyone is enjoying dancing to and overall just did a stellar job.

    Lorraine

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  • Looking for a band? Look no further! The Carmine Band was the highlight of our wedding day (aside from saying, "I do!"). Our guests STILL rave about how engaging the band was. Even, my husband's 90 year old grandma was getting down on the dance floor. His band played a variety of hits for all listeners. As a type A human being, I sent Carmine a spreadsheet of all of the songs/ artists we hoped to hear that night. It didn't even phase him, he thoughtfully used our requests to plan the music for our big day. He went out of his way to make sure our favorites were included, ending the night with "This will be" by Natalie Cole. He made sure our special dances were learned and executed tastefully by the band to ensure we felt connected in those moments. We had a smaller dance floor, Jones' Landing/ Harbor View on Peaks Island. Before our big day, Carmine shared how he envisioned the set up the space. He arrived hours before our wedding started to make sure they were prepared and ready to go.... Read more

    Chelsea

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  • The Carmine Band was by far our favorite wedding vendor. Carmine was so wonderful to work with and would reach out and try to help me with things outside the band if he saw I was looking for something. When I was looking for a wedding band I was reading tens of profiles thinking a lot of bands seemed great, how was I going to choose the right one for us? We went with The Carmine Band and are so grateful that we did. The music was amazing. Every time someone talks to us about our wedding they always mention how great the band was first and foremost. They can play pretty much anything and if they don't know a song, they’ll learn it. What amazed me was they don’t come with a specific set list, they read the crowd and play what keeps people on the dance floor. We got to sit down with Carmine before the big day and go over the vibe we were looking for and he took those notes and made it the most amazing night for us. I really can’t recommend this band enough, book them for your weddin... Read more

    Amanda Bossi

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  • We felt so lucky that we had (with very little exception) wonderful vendors for our wedding. If I had to sum up the Carmine Band in one word, it would be: AWESOME. Our venue connected us with Carmine, and right off the bat he was a friendly, fun, cool person to talk with and had an easygoing but incredibly professional approach. We had a couple of calls with him before the wedding and just hung up each time feeling like we had a great conversation; we never had to stress about the details. They have a sound person who was phenomenal at setting up everything and also was able to do the mic our officiant needed for our outdoor ceremony. When the band's lead guitarist had an emergency, Carmine stepped in to play keyboard alongside our wonderful venue owner/coordinator and cellist, Molly, to make our ceremony music wishes happen. The band learned a song for our first dance, and it was so special for us. Their stage presence is something people are STILL talking about, over half a year late... Read more

    Chelsea

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  • SO GLAD WE HIRED THE CARMINE BAND!! 9 members meant they had the diversity to include TONS of different instruments, and we wanted a range of styles- man can they do it all- they played music from at least 4 or 5 different decades. The number one reason we hired them was their expertise in reading the crowd to get everyone on the dance floor, and man, did they DELIVER!! Perfect flow of the evening- they knew just how to organize it and what to play. Can not even count the number of people who asked us about this band!! If you want a fun wedding with great music, and everyone dancing all night long, hire The Carmine Band!!!

    Liz

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  • We first saw the Carmine Band play up in the Portland area. They were so much fun - lively, a range of skills and instruments given it's an 8 piece band, with music for all generations. We are excited to party with them for our wedding next fall!

    Colleen

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  • The Carmine Band was unbelievable! I come from a family of musicians, so I was looking for nothing but the best at my wedding and this band did not disappoint! In addition to sounding amazing, they were incredibly easy to work with, honored all of our requests, and made the evening very special! I would hire this band again in a heart beat!

    Kristen

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  • The Carmine Band was absolutely incredible. They were wonderful to work with from the beginning to the end. They kept the crowd going!!!!! Six months later all our guests can talk about is how great the live music was. You know you have a great band when guests are referring to the band as "great live music" and not the "wedding band". If you are looking for a full band that can play everything from classic wedding songs to todays hits then this is your band. Carmine is so sweet. They will even learn new songs for you if you have a favorite they don't play. You will not be disappointed at all!

    Michael

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  • The Carmine Band exceeded all of our expectations. They made our wedding reception very memorable. Our guest are still talking about them months later. They have many voices and instruments that enables them to play all your favorites. They even learned a song for a special request. Annie has an amazing voice and Carmine has the more energy than someone half his age. The band is interactive with their audience and plays off the energy of the crowd. I would highly recommend them for your special event!!!

    Sandra

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  • Carmine and his band are the best! He bent over backwards to accommodate our schedule, and played a wonderful mixture of oldies and contemporary tunes. Our party was at 5 and the band was at the venue early in the day setting up and getting ready. There is a wonderful camaraderie among the players, the horns are outstanding and the female singer was a delight. Book 'em!

    susie

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  • They did an amazing job, my husband and I would highly recommend them!

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