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(802) 598-7285
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  • 55 Reviews


    Elizabeth

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  • The Ward Eights were incredible! Truly among the best decisions we made for our wedding. Our guests danced all night and everyone raved about how much fun they were. We had the benefit of hearing them play the year before our wedding and knew that they would be incredible performers, but I was also so grateful for the professionalism of their process, their flexibility both on set choices and venue constraints, and Dave’s incredible talent as an MC! He handled everything so gracefully and easily that people thought he was a close family friend. I cannot recommend them highly enough — hire them!!! Do it!!!!

    Patrick Maury

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  • Absolutely the best! Professional, talented, and so incredibly fun. An excellent band really does make the party, and I am so glad we went with the Ward Eights for our big day. My dad, who played used to play in a wedding band back in the 70s and 80s, described the Ward Eights as "masterful, superbly professional, organized, excellent judgment, well played". The band's song list covers so many different genres and it left all our guests blown away. Many of them said the Ward Eights were the best wedding band they had ever seen. Dave is super responsive, easy to communicate with, and very thorough. We were in great hands and I would recommend the Ward Eights 1000%.

    Estephen

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  • The Ward Eights were truly spectacular and everything we could ask for in a wedding band. Professional, helpful in making sure we thought of everything for the big day, and most importantly - put on an amazing performance! So many guests came up to us afterwards and told us they were the best band they’ve seen at a wedding. They managed to get nearly everyone on the dance floor. We are so happy we picked them for our special day. They made sure the entire reception went perfectly from cocktail hour to send off. Can’t recommend enough!

    Kristen

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  • The Ward Eights were seriously amazing. They were far and away one of the best parts of our wedding day and made it so incredibly fun! Dave was great to work with and he, and all the rest of the members of the band, are incredible. If I ever need a band again, they are the only ones I will hire. I would recommend them to anyone! People were raving about them all night and after the wedding!

    Sarah

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  • We LOVE The Ward Eights! They played our wedding on 9/22/18 and we have been getting compliments on how good they were since then. They were initially recommended through a friend and we could not have been happier. They are both an amazing band a group of people, but also run a great business. Dave, the manager, is super easy to work with. In the planning, he checked in regularly with us, and helped guide us where we had questions. On the day of the wedding, he helped us stay on schedule, checked in, and was flexible with us when other things ran late to adjust their timeline. They come with their own sound engineer, equipment, and lots of style. We wanted a huge dance party for our wedding and The Ward Eights made *sure* everyone got on the dance floor and never left! We cannot recommend them enough.

    Kyle

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  • Hiring the Ward Eights was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. The band is phenomenal. Two months after the wedding, and we still have guests talking about how good they were. The dance floor was packed all night, and the band did a great job of keeping everyone entertained. Besides having a great sound, the band was super easy to work with and all around great people. I would recommend this band to anyone willing to listen to me. I cannot say enough positive things about them!

    Claire

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  • Hire them. These guys are incredibly talented and put everything they have into their performances. Everyone was dancing the entire time. Their music selections are unbelievable, they're easy to work with at every stage of the planning, and they were more fun than we could have ever even hoped. The only time I sat down was to take a five minute break so that I didn't pass out from dancing so hard. They're great at MC'ing (toasts etc.) and keep the atmosphere light and fun. Everyone kept telling us they were the best wedding band they'd ever heard and we completely agree. We got so many compliments on the music. Honestly, I cannot recommend them enough. Book them. They will blow your mind. An easy 5 stars.

    Maria

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  • I cannot say enough amazing things about The Ward Eights! We actually found them at a friends wedding in Rockport, MA and found that their music was so absolutely unbelievable that we took their business card right after the reception. They were the reason why we decided to not have destination wedding. We worked with Dave to coordinate all the details. He was incredibly responsive and very accomodating. We asked them to learn My Type by Saint Motel, they could not have done a better job. It was beyond perfect, they totally crushed it!! They had everyone dancing the whole night, even guests that said they don't dance. They are such a fun, upbeat, incredibly talented and down-to-earth group of musicians. All of our guests were raving about how awesome the band was, they made our wedding! They completely fulfilled and exceeded our expectations!! I highly recommend The Ward Eights to anyone looking!

    Elizabeth

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  • Nothing but overwhelmingly positive things to say about The Ward Eights! First of all, quality is top notch - they are insanely talented and play so well together. It was clear that this was not their first rodeo and they are incredibly professional while still being really fun and personable (not at all show-boaty, which was a HUGE turn off when we were trying to select a wedding band). They have a great selection of songs that is diverse and appealed to both my husband and me who have very different musical preferences. They do offer the option to learn 2 new songs, which we actually didn't even do because we were really satisfied with their offerings. All I wanted for my reception was to be on that dance floor from start to finish and they made that very easy. They really read the vibe of the room and made great songs selections, in addition to our 5 must-play songs. Not exaggerating when I say that every guest I spoke to commented on how awesome they were, many saying they were th... Read more

    Teresa

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  • The Ward Eights literally made my wedding! They were absolutely amazing. The one thing my husband wanted was a live band and boy did he get it. Every guest is still raving about how fantastic they were. As soon as they started playing the first song the dance floor was packed. Dave P. the band leader is awesome, he's so organized, calm and level headed, but also really sweat. And has an amazing voice! Their repertoire is huge and has a lot of different genres. They are just so on point and their price is very fair! I really couldn't be any happier with them. They really made our night perfect. THE BEST!

    Emily

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  • There are hardly words to describe the awesomeness that is the Ward Eights. After our wedding, everyone could not stop talking about "how amazing our band was" - how the night flowed smoothly thanks to them, without a dull moment. Their music is top notch. The Ward Eights will learn a new song for your first dance if it is not within their expansive repertoire. We asked them to learn Weathered by Jack Garatt- a song that was not exactly easy to learn. Not only did they accept my request without blinking, but hearing them play it at my wedding- electric! They absolutely crushed it! Literally my only regret from the night was not recording their live performance/rendition of our first dance song. Also, my friends think I now have great dance moves, but it was just the Ward Eights' incredible talent that had me- and EVERY single person at my wedding dancing. If somehow this band is free for your wedding, go ahead and book with glee. You will have the best wedding ever. Also, forgot to men... Read more

    Lena

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  • The Ward Eights are everything we wanted in a wedding band - they play classics and some newer alternative tunes, they will learn additional songs for you if you want, they are responsive and responsible to work with, and they will go the extra mile if you have a random idea like asking the band to line up marching band style to parade your entire party from the dinner tent to the dance floor. They aren't afraid to try new things and they also really love what they do. Dave was great to work with on the day of the wedding as well - when timelines changed, they adjusted the way they needed to and still played everything they knew we'd love. They made sure we didn't miss the song they learned for us and they came up with solutions to potential space problems (where do you do a hora if the ceiling is too low??). They were never pushy and just made all the right suggestions at the right time and got sh*t taken care of so we never had to worry about it. They were super engaged with the crow... Read more

    Elissa

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  • The Ward Eights played at our June 2017 wedding at The Estate at Moraine Farm. In a word, they were UNBELIEVABLE. We had never seen them play live before our wedding day, and we were completely blown away by their talent. They sounded more amazing in person than we could have ever imagined! They learned our first dance song ("Something" by The Beatles) and it was nothing short of perfection - I had tears in my eyes when I heard it. Both Dave, the lead singer, and Brandi, the lead female singer, have two of the most incredible voices I have heard - I couldn't believe how amazing they sounded song after song. My husband and I were on the dance floor ALL night and so were our guests - I might be biased, but I have never been to a more fun dance party in my whole life. The energy they had was infectious! In addition to their day-of performance, Dave was a dream to work with leading up to the wedding. He was incredibly responsive via email and was so accommodating with song requests we had... Read more

    Emily

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  • The Ward Eights were unbelievable at our August wedding! They played for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. Each stage of the night was better than the last and all of them blew us away. We are so happy we went with The Ward Eights and highly recommend them to anyone else!! You will not be disappointed! Their energy kept the entire guest list dancing the night away, both young and old! Worth every penny and more!

    Sarah

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • I sincerely want to say thank you to the Dave and The Ward Eights. My fiance was, we'll say, "lukewarm" about wedding planning. We planned the wedding fast and it was definitely a stressful time. He was in charge of the band selection and had very high standards. We landed on The Ward Eights after a friend's recommendation and once we saw them play live in Cambridge, I knew I was home free. We both looked forward to the dance party and the band went above and beyond expectations. The dance floor was full the whole night and my (now) husband was thrilled and couldn't stop smiling. You guys saved my wedding! Not all heroes wear capes.
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