Heartbeat – WeddingWire Reviews

 

Weddingwire 5 star ratings Thank you Heartbeat!!
We worked with Liz through Ariel Music & Events and the Heartbeat Dance band. From the moment we heard them at one of their showcases, we knew we needed to book them for our wedding! Liz was easy to work with, well organized and accommodating to all our requests, making sure things were exactly the way we wanted. The Heartbeat Dance Band was outstanding!! We made some requests for “must play songs” but otherwise we let them choose their songs and they did not disappoint! They had our guests up and dancing throughout the entire reception tailoring their playlist to the vide of our crowd. Many guests left saying how fantastic the band was. The band members were very professional. Michael (band leader) and Christie (a lead singer & our emcee) helped keep the night going smooth. We are so happy that we had the Heartbeat Dance band as part of our wedding. They helped create such a memorable night that we will never forget! We HIGHLY recommend this band.

Weddingwire 5 star ratings Heartbeat was absolutely amazing!
They had our guests on their feet the whole night and six months later, people are still talking about how great they were!

Weddingwire 5 star ratings A truly professional outfit!
We worked with Liz at Ariel Music and the Heartbeat Dance Band for our wedding in August of 2016, and couldn’t have been more pleased. Band members performed for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and of course, the party. We received such glowing compliments from attendees of all ages. The packed dance floor was proof enough that all our guests were having a great time. In addition to the music, the Heartbeat team did a tremendous job working with our venue staff to manage the evening. The band managed to both be a highlight of party, and yet, blend in seamlessly. A truly professional outfit that I highly recommend for all your event needs!

Weddingwire 5 star ratings Just fantastic!!
I went to listen to the group Heartbeat during one of their invitations to check them out at a Greenwich, CT hotel performance. It was excellent and what made me finalize my decision to have them at my daughter’s wedding. Knowing how each sang and being able to see the list of songs they were capable of singing made it very easy to make the music at the wedding very personal. Everyone was up dancing all night!

Weddingwire 5 star ratings Jessica said…
Exceptional band! Fabulous! Outrageous! Had EVERYONE dancing! One of the reasons our wedding was so phenomenal was definitely this band. They were totally organized and knew when to do this, when do to that, it was beyond my wildest expectations! They are just incredible- a ton more rave reviews are at weddingreports.com (that’s where I first heard of them) Just an over-the-top band! They have the most amazing repertoire, their voices are incredible, and they have real personality! Highly HIGHLY recommended to make your wedding/event incredible! They also did our ceremony music (two musicians) and were awesome there as well!!!

Weddingwire 5 star ratings Shelly said…
They say two things make a wedding, the band and the booze. Let me tell you how Heartbeat Dance Band made our wedding reception. Not a soul was sitting the entire night! They are amazing entertainers and really know how to get the party started. My husband plays the drums as a hobby and they invited him up to play a few songs with them. This is definitely the band you want at your wedding!

Weddingwire 5 star ratings Richfame said…
HeartBeat Dance Band was such a pleasure to deal with since the first day we heard them sing at their showcase at the Greenwich Hyatt.The Band sounds Incredible. My wedding had a diverse group of ages. Some wanted to hear 50’s music while some enjoyed more current Hits. Heartbeat has up to nine pieces , each member had there own strength, a rocker, a lead singer, a girl with a bluesy voice, they did it all and well!! When my wedding was over, all people could talk about was the band! I can’t recommend them enough. Me and my wife are trying to figure out who in our family will get married next so we can hear heartbeat again soon. Thank You again HeartBeat!

Weddingwire 5 star ratings dena.reiter said…
Heartbeat Dance Band was amazing! We went to hear them at a showcase at the hyatt in greenwich and we were sold! They sounded great! We went for the 9 piece band and it sounded amazing at our wedding reception. They had the room going for the whole time- people were going nuts on the dance floor! They definitely know how to work the crowd. They are constantly learning new music! They can read the crowd and play what people want to hear (have a huge list of songs that span many genres). They also did a great job with directing the flow of the night (cake cutting, first dance, etc). People are still talking about how great our band was. Definitely worth every penny!

Weddingwire 5 star ratings MrsCalder said…
Heartbeat provided top-quality professional entertainment for my wedding. They play a huge variety of music and unlike many other bands in the area, they don’t stop between songs. Non-stop dancing! I can’t wait to hire them for our anniversary some day. Highly recommended.

Weddingwire 5 star ratings Matt said…
Heartbeat was by far the most professional vendor that we worked with throughout our entire wedding. They are incredibly talented, professional, and flexible. When I (the groom) asked them to learn 2 new songs so I could sing them to my bride, the answer was yes without hesitation. We credit them with making the wedding day what it was and we would happily do business with them again!

Weddingwire 5 star ratings Ari said…
My husband and I wholeheartedly recommend Heartbeat Dance Band for all your wedding music needs. From the start, we were impressed by the band’s website, which gives listeners tons of sample songs to listen to in order to help you decide if you like their style. We were blown away from the beginning. It was evident just how talented this group was and we definitely saw the potential for them to come in and liven up our reception. We worked all the details out with Barbara, who manages the band and sings lead vocal. She is a fantastic person to work with. She was always on top of all the details, she clearly explained our roles in picking certain songs out, and she even learned our favorite song for our first dance! If you explain what you are envisioning to her, Barbara will do everything she can to make it happen. She wants your wedding day to be memorable and she truly takes pleasure in doing her part to contribute to the day. We went with Heartbeat’s 9 piece option, but they give you the option to have more or less musicians. Our group had 3 vocalists, a drummer, 2 guitar players, a keyboard player, a saxophone player, and a trumpet player. They were absolutely fantastic. We were getting compliments from our guests as early as 10 minutes into our reception about how great the band sounded and how they really got people out on the dance floor. And believe me, it didn’t stop there. People were dancing all night as Heartbeat kept the energy going with a selection of songs we had chosen as well as fun songs from many different genres. We left most of the song selection up to them because they are the professionals and we were not disappointed. You cannot go wrong by choosing Heartbeat Dance Band to play at your wedding. It was a great pleasure having them at ours. Oh, and they were just informed that they won The Knot Best of Weddings again for the 5th year in a row!

Weddingwire 5 star ratings RGP1481 said…
Heartbeat did an AWESOME job at our wedding. I have been to a lot of weddings and they are up there with the best bands I’ve heard. We got so many compliments on them from our guests- people were dancing the entire night. Their song list is extensive and includes a good mix of all different types of music and Barbara will work with you to create a song list and plan out the flow of the night- she was so great- very pleasant, flexible, and helpful with suggestions. The whole band was great- great voices and instrumentals- and they definitely followed the mood of the crowd to keep things going. We were extremely happy with Heartbeat- if they are available for your wedding- book them now!

Weddingwire 5 star ratings Cfont said…
A big “THANK YOU!” to Barbara and the Heartbeat Dance Band for providing us with the most amazing entertainment for our wedding! We’ve always dreamed of having a live band for our wedding and when we met Barbara, we knew they were it! She was extremely professional and easy to work with. Some bands are from agencies or part of packaged services where they have musicians for hire, and you never know who you will get the night of your event. Not Heartbeat, they are a tight band and the members are the same, that shows in their performance. They played a wide range of music, and did all genres sooo well, which is rare in a band. Some bands are only good in one genre. I was surprised at how versatile their sound was and how current their song list is. There is nothing this band can’t do! Barbara was also nice enough to work with my husband and allowed him to live his life long dream of being a Rockstar. Everyone in the band backed him up truly made him look like a rockstar, it will be an experience he will never forget! We can’t thank you enough Heartbeat! We are soo grateful for everything they’ve done to make our night amazing! You are just the best, look no further, just hire Heartbeat, you will NOT regret it! Everyone who was at our wedding is still raving about how awesome our band was!

Weddingwire 5 star ratings Private User Said…
We just had a big tent wedding and the Heartbeat Band was fantastic!!! There was never a time when the dance floor wasn’t packed and the music, the horns, the voices were just phenomenal! I would recommend them for any wedding!

Weddingwire 5 star ratings Anonymous said…
This may sound cheesy, but Heartbeat Dance Band was truly the heart of our wedding. The dance floor was PACKED throughout our entire wedding and our guests raved about the band. We had a 9-piece band and they did everything we asked and played and sang beautifully. You can’t go wrong with Heartbeat!

Weddingwire 5 star ratings Andrea said…
Heartbeat Dance Band provided the music for our wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. They did a spectacular job! They have a huge song list and can play anything from Sinatra to Journey to Black Eyed Peas and Katy Perry….and they play it all well! Barbara was our contact person with the band, and she listened carefully to every request we had, big and small. She had great suggestions for things we were not sure about, and we trusted her judgement in terms of what works best for weddings. They did not disappoint! The band knew how to read the crowd and kept the music up when the dance floor was full. It was packed most of the night. Not only was the music incredible, but they were super flexible in terms of setting up for our ceremony and reception in the same room with little time in between. The keyboard music for the ceremony and cocktail hour was beautiful, and the reception music had a high energy level throughout the night. They payed attention to detail, for example, they played the instrumental version of our first dance song through transition times (like cake cutting, and when people were asked to be seated for meals). It added such a nice personal touch! People kept stopping us to tell us “We love the band!” We switched from a different band to Heartbeat 11 weeks before our wedding because of logistical issues with the other band. We could not be happier we found Heartbeat and highly recommend them for your event!

Weddingwire 5 star ratings Caroline said…
If anyone can get people out on the dance floor during a day-time wedding, it’s Heartbeat Dance Band – and I have the pictures to prove it!! Barbara and Heartbeat were incredible!! They learned a couple of songs for us that weren’t on their list and performed them PERFECTLY and even allowed one of my bridesmaids to sing a song she’d learned as a gift to me and my husband (and provided the instrumentals). Despite a hiccup in the booking, Heartbeat made everything happen for us and did it all to a T!!

Weddingwire 5 star ratings Private User said…
Barbara was an absolute pleasure to work with! We had so many people rave about the band. We used them for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. They nailed it. Barbara even helped us to really design the flow of the evening (order of events, how long, etc) in coordination with our reception location and we felt like her advice could not have been better. They are such professionals and are extremely talented. We asked for mainly oldies/classics with some recent music too- the last song of the night was Shout and we practically had to drag people (of all ages!) off of the dance floor. We are so appreciative and would highly recommend Heartbeat to anyone!

Weddingwire 5 star ratings Kathryn said…
The Heartbeat Dance Band is the BEST wedding band! Our guests danced all night–even after the music stopped! Barbara is kind, professional, and accommodating to your wedding wishes. The band exceeded our expectations, we were blown away by how great and talented they were. We received countless compliments on our band and how much fun people had at our wedding–we have Heartbeat to thank!

Weddingwire 5 star ratings Lyla said…
Barbara and the entire Heartbeat Dance Band was hands down the best wedding band ever – there was not one guest who didn’t comment to me how amazing they were …the range of music, quality of sound and they played the entire night!! everyone was on the dance floor – so lively and fun and they read the crowd perfectly! they also learned not one but 4 songs for our wedding … and totally surprised us by learning a new song that we really liked for our send off song! Barbara was incredibly responsive over the 9 months we planned the wedding – and she worked so well with everyone at the country club to make the evening seamless! AND as if they weren’t amazing enough – Jen (one of the lead vocalists) learned a beautiful solo for our ceremony. Simply put – they all went above and beyond to make the wedding not only fun but perfect! We hired them after a somewhat random internet search since the 3 NYC bands i knew / liked were all booked and it was THE BEST decision we made. i would reccomend them highly to any local bride … amazing!!

Weddingwire 5 star ratings Ken said…
If you are reading this because you are considering hiring this band do it now before they get booked on the date of your event. We hired them for a wedding and they were by far the best musical entertainment I have ever seen at a wedding. The band itself is amazing and played every song perfect. Sometimes when a band plays a song that was not originally played with instruments it sounds a little off or weird, not with this band. It is easy to see the amount of talent that the members of this band posses and the amount of time that they must spend perfecting their craft. The singers were even better than the band, and to tell you the truth I would not be surprised if one or two of them moved on to bigger things. They were perfectly in tune and pitch was perfect. They made sure that our night flowed seamlessly through the night, and through the serving of food. They are able to sing almost anything, and if they don’t know a song, given notice they will learn it for you. As far as dealing with them before the event Barbra who is like the bands manager (also singer in the band) was extremely easy to talk to and returned all emails and phone calls in a timely manor. We never heard the answer no from her. A few days before our wedding we spent quite an amount of time on the phone with her so that she could make sure that any detail within her control was tweaked to our liking. Throughout my wedding one of the things I heard over and over again was where did you find that band they are amazing. Their videos on their website give them no justice they are way and I mean way better in person.

Weddingwire 5 star ratings Private User said…
Heartbeat Dance Band provided the entertainment for our daughter’s wedding. EVERYONE had a wonderful time dancing to the music. We could not have asked for a more wonderful time. We also had Heartbeat for our first daughter’s wedding 9 years ago. They will not disappoint. We all loved the Top 40. Barbara and her band genuinely want all to have a fun and exciting time. They work well and communicate well with the professionals an the venue wherever it may be. We enthusiastically recommend Heartbeat Dance band.

Weddingwire 5 star ratings Private User said…
When only the best will do, choose Heartbeat Dance Band for your wedding celebration. We recently hosted our daughter’s wedding in Newport, Rhode Island and engaged Heartbeat for the classical ceremony music, background jazz for the cocktail party and dance music for the evening reception. Barbara, the lead female vocalist and manager, masterfully orchestrated every musical detail and order of events with the Bride and Groom. Her listening and leadership with all parties resulted in the perfect flow for the evening and a night to be remembered by all. From the moment the guests entered the ball room, and the moment the Bride and Groom entered with a magical musical introduction and dance, the love and energy flowed through the reception. The music that the band played energized everyone to dance all night long. Heartbeat created a lasting impression with everyone, as our guests are still talking about the “best wedding band ever” as their music lifted the love and energy at the reception higher and higher, as everyone danced the night away. The dance floor is never large enough with Heartbeat entertaining your guests. For the perfect wedding, Heartbeat is the ultimate dance band.

 

Weddingwire 5 star ratings Allison said…
AMAZING BAND! Almost every guest I spoke to talked about how amazing the band was. Barbara was extremely organized and talked through a full list of songs we liked and didn’t like to make sure the bride and groom were happy with the set list. They even let my brother-in-laws play trumpet with them to introduce the first dance song! They were so flexible and I feel bad that I didn’t get to speak with them afterwards to say thank you – but I hope this review makes up for that 🙂 Absolutely would recommend them – and also would definitely tell other couples to add on the saxophone – made SUCH a great difference. Well worth the money!

Ariel Music and Events responded with the following comments:
It sure does!!! Thank you Allison!! Your wedding was amazing and your family (especially your Dad!) was so much fun!! All the Best, Barbara!

 

Weddingwire 5 star ratings Jeanny and Douglas said…
My husband and I always have good times at weddings that have good music, so we prioritized music when planning for our own wedding to make it unforgettable. After contacting various music vendors, only Heartbeat Dance Band invited us to a live performance so that we could make our final decision without undue pressure. We were blown away when we did see, hear, and dance to them and booked HBDB right after. Though our wedding was almost a year away after booking with Heartbeat, we were constantly in touch with the band manager who was very patient and responsive with our questions and requests, accommodating us and making the groom and me feel so assured that we were in good hands. As the wedding date drew nearer, I had a rather picky selection of songs to be played and in particular, a song in Korean to be played as a surprise for my grandmother. The manager handled these rather particular requests in stride, and needless to say, when the band played the surprise song, all our guests and my grandmother loved it, who was given the mic to sing along by the bandmembers! Though our wedding was a couple months ago, every single friend, family member, and guest we’ve since since are all still so animated when sharing how much fun they had because of the band — how awesome the band was, how it was the absolute best band they’ve ever heard, and how they couldn’t believe the singers were singing (they sounded as if they were off a recording, that’s how good they are!), how they danced the entire time! My husband and I are still beaming from how much fun we had and how much fun our guests had because of Heartbeat Dance Band, and we feel so lucky and grateful that we had Heartbeat at our wedding in making our day so wonderfully unforgettable for us and our loved ones. In short, Heartbeat Dance Band made our dream wedding come true, and I cannot highly recommend them enough. Thank you Heartbeat Dance Band!!

Weddingwire 5 star ratings Private User said…
Heartbeat Dance Band did a great job, period! My wife and I have a very busy work schedule, so it was tough for us to make it to one of the band’s showcases, but luckily for us they had more than one showcase in a reasonable amount of time from one another. When we finally were able to see them play, we knew right away we wanted to lock them up ASAP especially after looking at their awesome and extensive song list! They do a great job of keeping it up to date with the most current songs, and of course with classic wedding songs. As the wedding approached closer, Heartbeat was very thorough and wanted to make sure your wedding party was updated and in their correct order of appearance. We even had last minute changes to the introductions, but Heartbeat totally accommodated us and even learned new songs for our wedding! Moreover, we had a special request for the band to slow down our first dance song (“Everything” by Michel Buble), which of course they did and they killed it! I haven’t seen so many people dancing at a wedding, and not one person had a single complaint-we definitely recommend the Heartbeat Dance Band to anyone looking for a great band for their special day!

Weddingwire 5 star ratings Heartbeat
Heartbeat Dance Band far surpassed even our wildest expectations on our wedding day! They played from 9pm-1am and the dance floor was packed for four hours straight! They are energetic, fun, and sound amazing. Their repertoire is great, but they will also learn a few extra songs if needed. Your guests will rave about the music if you hire Heartbeat Dance Band for your event.

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