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East Coast Music & Entertainment Named Winner in 2020 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards®


2020 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards®
Garden City, January 20, 2020 — East Coast Music & Entertainment was announced a winner of the 2020 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards®, an accolade representing the top wedding professionals across the board in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism reviewed by couples on WeddingWire. A leader in the global wedding planning industry, WeddingWire continues its celebration of local wedding vendors with the announcement of its twelfth annual WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® winners. To determine these distinguished wedding professionals, WeddingWire analyzed reviews across more than 20 service categories, from venues and caterers to bands, florists and photographers to find the most highly rated vendors of the year. These winners exhibit superior professionalism, responsiveness, service, and quality when interacting with the millions of consumers who turn to WeddingWire to help ease their wedding planning process each month.

Our tenth year in a row!!!!


JAN/FEB LIVE SHOWCASE EVENTS


1/28 RED LION, NYC

1/28 10:00PM-1:00AM 151 Bleecker St., New York, NY 10012 212-260-9797 Featuring the full band with horns! The sound system isn’t the best but the wings are cheap and the dance floor is always entertaining at this downtown spot. We’re usually around beforehand to answer questions & touch base. This is a great opportunity to get your song requests in & meet some of us.

2/11 SMASH STUDIO, NYC

LIMITED SEATING PLEASE CALL/EMAIL SOON
Smash Studio EAST COAST Wedding/Corp. Showcase

Tuesday 1/7 7:00pm by appointment
307 W. 36th Street, New York, NY 10018 212-244-9066     
Reservations: 516-354-2372    eastcoastband@msn.com

We’ve had a few clients requesting an option at an earlier hour than our club shows.  Our last SMASH show was a big hit so we’ve set up another. The show will be intimate and informal and hopefully incentive to come to see a larger public show doing what we do best: bring energy and make people dance.

3/6 PRESS 195, ROCKVILLE CENTRE

Friday 3/6 7:00-10:00PMPress 195, 22 North Park Avenue, RVC, NY 11570Small Band Showcase featuring Eartley, Amy & Miriam. Press has completed an expansion and remodel that includes a great party room perfect for rehearsal dinners and events. Smallish “stage” area but East Coast will be there in force performing a wide selection of music for our couples and for the bar crowd. This is a great place run by one of our wedding clients!!! Great sandwiches and a HUGE beer selection

Small Band Showcase featuring Eartley, Amy & Melissa. Press has completed an expansion and remodel that includes a great party room perfect for rehearsal dinners and events. Smallish “stage” area but East Coast will be there in force performing a wide selection of music for our couples and for the bar crowd. This is a great place run by one of our wedding clients!!! Great sandwiches and a HUGE beer selection



East Coast Rocks New Years


Big Mike, Christine, Amy and Teno plus the 12 pc. East Coast band was back for another year at the New York Athletic Club. East Coast veteran saxman Ron Aprea, Jr. flew in from Texas to join us for the show. Ron was a cornerstone member from 1983 thru 2007 and it was great to reconnect!



East Coast entertains SiriusXM at the Hard Rock Times Square


Amy, Gabi, Shotime, Eartley and the full East Coast crew rocked the SiriusXM Holday party at the Hard Rock Cafe Times Square New York. Sirius employees (plus Gary “Baba Booey” Dell’Abate and the Howard Stern Wack Pack) loved the hang and non-stop dance party.



East Coast wins Knot Best of Weddings 2020


Knot Best of Weddings 2020 Badge

EAST COAST MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT NAMED WINNER OF THE KNOT BEST OF WEDDINGS 2020

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

New York, NY/January 1, 2020—East Coast is pleased to announce that we have been selected as a 2020 ­­winner of The Knot Best of Weddings, an accolade representing the highest- and most-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot, a leading wedding planning brand and app. This is the eighth year we have been named a winner of The Knot Best of Weddings awards.

In 2020, only five percent of hundreds of thousands of local wedding professionals listed on The Knot received this distinguished award. In its fourteenth annual year, The Knot continues its longstanding tradition of supporting local wedding vendors with The Knot Best of Weddings 2020, an annual by-couples, for-couples guide to the top wedding professionals across the country. To determine the winners, The Knot analyzed its millions of user reviews across various vendor categories, including venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more, to find the highest rated vendors of the year. These winners represent the best of the best wedding professionals that engaged couples should consider booking for their own unique wedding.

“We want to thank all our wonderful couples for another great, fun-filled year!”
Paul Schuermann, President East Coast Music & Entertainment



East Coast Music & Entertainment voted “Top Entertainment Company in New York”


Eartley West and Melissa Baker accept the Top Entertainment Company in New York for 2109 Award.

On Wednesday, November 20th’s Black Tie event , East Coast was chosen #1 among the well known finalists in the entertainment field. Meritorious professionals from all phases of the wedding industry were acknowledged by their peers. Winners create memorable and personalized weddings to fit their couple’s needs. East Coast is proud to be at the top of the class of hundreds of eligible wedding specialists.



East Coast Wedding Band Showcase and Dance Party at the Nutty Irishman


East Coast makes its debut at the Nutty Irishman Wednesday, March 6 at 7:30pm with a full band performance for our potential wedding clients, friends and fans. The whole crew will be on stage including a full four piece horn section.
Please spread the word and tell all your friends to join us for a night of great music and dancing.
Wednesday is also Burger Night. The Nutty serves up a great burger, fries and a Boston Lager for under ten bucks so how can you go wrong!

The Nutty Irishman. 323 Main St, Farmingdale, NY 11735 7:30-10:30pm



East Coast Band Wins Knot Best of Weddings 2018


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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.