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East Coast Band Wins Knot Best of Weddings 2018


PRESS RELEASE

EAST COAST BAND NAMED WINNER IN THE KNOT BEST OF WEDDINGS 2018

Eleventh Annual Best of Weddings Awards Honor the Top Wedding Vendors Across America

Long Island, NY/December 26, 2018—East Coast Music & Entertainment is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a 2018 ­­winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, an award representing the highest-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot, the leading wedding brand and marketplace.  This is the 8th year East Coast Band has been selected for The Knot Best of Weddings.

In 2018, only 2% of the 300,000 local wedding professionals listed on TheKnot.com have received this distinguished accolade. In its eleventh annual year, The Knot continues its longstanding tradition with The Knot Best of Weddings 2018, an annual by-couples, for-couples guide to the top wedding professionals across the country. To determine the winners, The Knot assessed almost one million reviews across the various vendor categories—venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more. These winners represent the best of the best for wedding professionals that a bride or groom would want to consider in order to inspire, plan and book their own unique wedding.

“Being selected to The Knot Hall of Fame in 2016 (vendors need 5 consecutive wins to even qualify) acknowledged that our brides and grooms appreciated the passion we bring to what we do.  Winning again in 2018 assures us we are on the right path.  We plan to keep grooving into the future offering an expanding roster of fresh talent and a level of personalization that Millennial Brides crave.  Musically, we have always been super eclectic covering all the family and friend faves, but also drawing on our vast experience offering a bunch more surefire winners that other bands miss and that may not have been considered.  This allows unparalleled optimization of every performance. Pop, Rock, 80’s & 90’s, Motown, R&B, Jazz, Standards, Contemporary–we do it all,” says Paul Schuermann, President, East Coast Music & Entertainment.

About East Coast Music & Entertainment

East Coast Music & Entertainment has a stellar reputation for providing top-tier entertainment at fair prices in New York City, Long Island and the Tri-State Area. Our mission is to really listen to our clients and find live music solutions for every situation and budget. Recent additions and some “outside the box” thinking allows us to create packages at various key price points that are sure to meet your needs. We feel blessed to be in a business where smiling faces (and tired feet) are the company goal!

For more information about The Knot Best of Weddings and a complete list of winners, please visit https://www.theknot.com/vendors/best-of-weddings.

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East Coast Band Road Trips to the Mellon Auditorium


Outside of New York, there is no city quite like D.C.–Beautiful people, historic sights, great culture, the Mellon Auditorium…

So when the opportunity presented itself to play the gorgeous Mellon Auditorium for the Washington Performing Arts 50th Anniversary Gala, we knew it was a no-brainer: D.C. OR BUST!

Even better, the event was held to honor the incredible Reggie VL and to raise funds for the Washington Performing Arts—needed now more than ever, what with potential cuts being discussed to our nation’s vital arts funding.

International Soprano Alyson Cambridge

 

It was a great show with many DC and Hollywood elites in attendance, including the honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the venerable Cicely Tyson (both NY natives by the way!), and D.C. native and international Soprano, Alyson Cambridge, and The Children of the Gospel Choir.

It was a great time and the band was happy to be back in DC again.

 

Quick!  Pop Quiz!

When Justice Ginsburg was sworn into office by President Bill Clinton, guess which band was chosen to perform for her celebration back in 1993?

Answer:  EAST COAST BAND!
Yes, we have been around for over 30 years and we’re still going strong.  Check out some more pics from the event below.

East Coast Band at the Mellon Auditorium

 

For booking or inquiries, click the link.

East Coast Music & Entertainment has a stellar reputation for providing top tier entertainment at fair prices in New York City, Long Island, the Tri-State Area and all along the East Coast.  We feel blessed to be in a business where smiling faces (and tired feet) are the company goal!

East Coast Music & Entertainment also provides ensembles to accommodate ceremonies, cocktail hours, and just about any entertainment situation imaginable- including DJ and band/DJ combos. Our ever expanding New York network makes us an outstanding resource for anyone planning a family or corporate event.  If we cannot handle a request in house, we will gladly refer someone who can.

For upcoming public shows, check out our schedule page.



Winner! 2017 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award


The bridal industry award season is underway and East Coast Band leads as the recipient of the 2017 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award!

This year’s honorees “represent the top 5% of wedding professionals nationwide for their excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism within the wedding industry…We’re honored to recognize the 2017 Couples’ Choice Award winners for their accomplishments and for their dedication to excellence within the industry,” per WeddingWire.

“Being selected as the 2017 winner of the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award means that our brides and grooms appreciate the passion we bring to what we do. Our goal remains to keep offering an expanding roster of fresh talent and a level of personalization that Millennial Brides crave, while still drawing on our vast experience and eclectic style to offer a bunch of surefire winners that other bands miss and that may not have been considered.  Pop, Rock, 80’s & 90’s, Motown, R&B, Jazz, Standards, Contemporary–we do it all,” says Paul Schuermann, President, East Coast Music & Entertainment.

In its ninth season, WeddingWire continues to award industry “professionals for their exemplary work and outstanding reputation established among newlywed couples as demonstrated through their excellent reviews. Winners are chosen based on the quality, quantity, consistency, and recency of wedding reviews they received from clients in 2016.”

About East Coast Music & Entertainment
East Coast Music & Entertainment has a stellar reputation for providing top-tier entertainment at fair prices in New York City, Long Island and the Tri-State Area. Our mission is to really listen to our clients and find live music solutions for every situation and budget. Recent additions and some “outside the box” thinking allows us to create packages at various key price points that are sure to meet your needs. We feel blessed to be in a business where smiling faces (and tired feet) are the company goal!

About WeddingWire:
WeddingWire hosts more than 2.5 million reviews – more than any other wedding site.  Coupled with the most in-depth merchant information, WeddingWire is the best place to search, compare and book over 200,000 event merchants.  The company also offers a comprehensive suite of online planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge.

Finally, Thank You to our brides and grooms for making East Coast Band a part of your special day!



East Coast Band Wins: The Knot Best of Weddings


PRESS RELEASE

EAST COAST BAND NAMED WINNER IN THE KNOT BEST OF WEDDINGS 2017

Eleventh Annual Best of Weddings Awards Honor the Top Wedding Vendors Across America

Long Island, NY/January 11, 2017—East Coast Music & Entertainment is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a 2017 ­­winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, an award representing the highest-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot, the leading wedding brand and marketplace.  This is the 7th year East Coast Band has been selected for The Knot Best of Weddings.

In 2017, only 2% of the 300,000 local wedding professionals listed on TheKnot.com have received this distinguished accolade. In its eleventh annual year, The Knot continues its longstanding tradition with The Knot Best of Weddings 2017, an annual by-couples, for-couples guide to the top wedding professionals across the country. To determine the winners, The Knot assessed almost one million reviews across the various vendor categories—venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more. These winners represent the best of the best for wedding professionals that a bride or groom would want to consider in order to inspire, plan and book their own unique wedding.

“Being selected to The Knot Hall of Fame in 2016 (vendors need 5 consecutive wins to even qualify) acknowledged that our brides and grooms appreciated the passion we bring to what we do.  Winning again in 2017 assures us we are on the right path.  We plan to keep grooving into the future offering an expanding roster of fresh talent and a level of personalization that Millennial Brides crave.  Musically, we have always been super eclectic covering all the family and friend faves, but also drawing on our vast experience offering a bunch more surefire winners that other bands miss and that may not have been considered.  This allows unparalleled optimization of every performance. Pop, Rock, 80’s & 90’s, Motown, R&B, Jazz, Standards, Contemporary–we do it all,” says Paul Schuermann, President, East Coast Music & Entertainment.

About East Coast Music & Entertainment

East Coast Music & Entertainment has a stellar reputation for providing top-tier entertainment at fair prices in New York City, Long Island and the Tri-State Area. Our mission is to really listen to our clients and find live music solutions for every situation and budget. Recent additions and some “outside the box” thinking allows us to create packages at various key price points that are sure to meet your needs. We feel blessed to be in a business where smiling faces (and tired feet) are the company goal!

For more information about The Knot Best of Weddings and a complete list of winners, please visit https://www.theknot.com/vendors/best-of-weddings.

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For all of those who have been asking…


We’d like to confirm that, yes it is Big Mike singing on all those Dish Network ‘Dish Is How We Do It’ commercials.  It seems to be playing everywhere right now.  I know we lost count after six this past Sunday for the Jets and Giants broadcasts.  Maybe we can get Dish Network to pay Mike royalties every time he sings the Montell Jordan song on East Coast Band corporate and wedding band gigs!

With much more important news, we’d all like to congratulate Mike on the birth of his third child, “Ella Violet Lynche” who was born on December 7th.



East Coast performs at the Cradle of Aviation


East Coast was proud to perform at the 13th Annual Cradle of Aviation Museum Air & Space Gala back on November 18th, celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope and honoring Space Shuttle Astronaut, Michael J. Massimino. Proceeds from the Gala helped to fund the museum’s Education Programs and Preservation efforts.
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Massimino hails from Franklin Square and attended Carey High School and there’s a good chance East Coast played at his High School Prom back in 1979!  For over 35 years East Coast Music & Entertainment has been the ‘go to’ resource for Long Island dance bands, wedding bands, corporate and charity fundraising event music; just about any environment that calls for great live entertainment!



Hire East Coast Band for your Next Big Event


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East Coast Band, a live entertainment group, serving Long Island and New York City, is happy to perform at your next big event. One of the most common obstacles people face when planning their event is picking the right music. You’ve probably had to ask yourself if you should get a band or DJ, and then you need to figure the right song list for the event. Not only that but you have to find reliable performers who know how to keep your guests engaged and having a good time. Whether you’re planning a wedding or retirement party, the music is what brings it all together. That’s why the East Coast Band is the perfect choice to make a lasting impression on your guests, turning your event into a memorable success.

 

The East Coast Band will make your music choice easy, so you can focus on all the little details for your event. We play all types of music ranging from pop and r&b to ballads and reggae. It doesn’t matter what type of event you’re gearing up for, the East Coast Band specializes in all of them. Need to hire a band for a wedding or engagement party? The East Coast Band will have your friends and family dancing all the way home. Are you planning a fundraiser? The East Coast Band will masterfully score your event with the perfect soundtrack!

 

There’s more to our performances than just playing the right songs, we put on shows that keeps the energy flowing and the people dancing. Every one of our musicians are experts at their craft and have spent a lifetime perfecting their skills. Have you thought about getting a DJ over a band? Some even prefer both, East Coast Band is happy to work side by side with any DJ. No matter what entertainment choices you choose we can work with you to make the night unforgettable. When you combine our DJ performances, with the incredible experience of a live band, your party will live on in the memories of your friends and family for years to come.

 

Whatever your needs may be the East Coast Band is ready to deliver the unforgettable experience you’ve been envisioning. Our band is always ready to get the people moving with good vibes and a performance that will keep your friends talking for months. Don’t waste time fretting over choosing a band or a DJ, who to hire and what songs to play. Leave it to us to deliver the perfect soundtrack to your party, the East Coast Band has you covered. We perform at all types of events, contact us now for more information.



American Idol Returns with Season 14


We here at East Coast Band are unabashed American Idol fans, especially since we are proud to have our own favorite finalist, Season Nine’s Michael “Big Mike” Lynche performing with the band.

Dance Band or DJ?  Oh, the Dilemma

 

Incidentally, on MSN Entertainment News…

American Idol” returns this week [actually tonight, 1/7!] with Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr. returning as judges. Ryan Seacrest is back to host the 14th season.  Click on to revisit the past winners of this reality singing competition.

“American Idol XIV” premieres Jan. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.”



East Coast Band Wins with WeddingWire


Long Island, New York – January 7, 2015: 

 
East Coast Band Wins  
WeddingWire “Couples’ Choice Awards” for 2015

 
 
 

East Coast Band has been selected by the premiere wedding destination site, WeddingWire for their 2015 Couples’ Choice Awards.  This is the fifth consecutive year East Coast Band has won a top choice award from the wedding planning networking site.

 

Per WeddingWire, “You’ve won the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® for 2015, as determined by reviews from your clients! The Couples’ Choice Awards recognizes your business as being among the top 5% of wedding professionals nationwide.”

 

Paul Schuermann, East Coast President says, “Being in the top 5% in any industry is a combination of great product and great customer service.  We listen to the client’s vision, but also do not step back from sharing advice based on our experience providing live music for thousands of tri-state area weddings and events.”

 

East Coast Music & Entertainment has a stellar reputation for providing top tier entertainment at fair prices in the New York City and Tri-State area.  Our mission is to find live music solutions for every situation and budget.  Recent additions and some “outside the box” thinking allows us to create packages at various key price points that are sure to meet your needs.  We feel blessed to be in a business where smiling faces (and tired feet) are the company goal.

 

Explore our website.  Check out videos, blog, and band schedule.  Then be sure to visit us at one of our many public live performances around the Long Island and New York area.

 

Of course, check out our vendor page on WeddingWire for plenty reviews and upcoming wedding showcases.