“I never wanted to leave the dance floor and had to change my outfit because I was sweating so much!!”
What are people saying about Us?
The following are direct compliments from our couples and their families. You can also check out our reviews at Wedding Wire.
We chose ESS to play at our wedding in June and they were absolutely amazing! Sara and Candace made the booking process stress-free, and were incredibly responsive to my emails. The band and management are super organized and know their way around a wedding- we felt like we were in great hands in the weeks approaching the wedding and on the day itself! They took time to talk through any questions we had and both my husband and I felt they listened to our preferences and choices regarding song list (while still offering their opinions from their extensive experience) The band was AMAZING and guests are still telling us how much fun they had and how much they loved the band! Our guests were dancing all night and we couldn’t have been happier!!! They also did an amazing job with songs for special dances!
We chose this band after we saw some of their singers perform with their sister band Storytellers NYC, they had a late Tuesday night crowd dancing, so I knew we had to have them.
Working with Sara was extremely easy, she walked us through the entire process, they use a google doc so couples can continue to update their wants which made it so easy as the big day grew closer. We upgraded to have two horns added, as well as an extra hour and they were worth every penny! The music was unreal, my husband and I were on the dance floor the entire night. Our dance floor was packed. Guests of all ages continue to express how awesome they were! I wish i could do it all over again and relive the music sets. We love good music and love to dance/party...this was our best decision! Highly highly recommend!!
We want to thank you for MAKING the wedding !
From the first note to the last the floor was just not full it was packed with all ages and spilling onto the carpet !
Your song selection and combinations were perfect - the voices and instruments incredible!
Several people thought it was break music only to discover the band was STILL playing!
We have been sharing your contact information and hope other brides are lucky to have you! And that we are on the invitation list.
I just wanted to let you know how happy Nick and I were with the East Side Stories Band on Saturday night at our wedding reception. The band sounded fantastic and they had our guests on the dance floor the entire night.
Thank you again!
Kristin & Nick [Wedding at Studio 450, NYC]
We had such an amazing time at our wedding thanks to you guys! I danced my butt off and everyone told us has incredible our band was. I wanted to share a couple pictures from our photographers.....
Heidi and Michael [Wedding at The Garrison, Garrison, NY]
Sara, we just have to say that East Side Stories made our wedding. It went by so fast and Matt was able to talk to them but I was too busy doing high kicks to stop and tell them how much I loved them.
If you can please send this note to everyone:
Thank you guys all so much. We had the absolute best time and you made our wedding day so much fun. I never wanted to leave the dance floor and had to change my outfit because I was sweating so much from dancing. Our guests were blown away and said it was the best band they ever heard - high praise from wedding veterans.
I'll never forget rockette kicking to New York New York and ending with Empire State of Mind. It was truly symbolic for us and we loved it.
Megan and Matt [Wedding at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn, NY]
Hey Sara -
First of all - Oh. My. God. They were even better than we imagined. I could not have envisioned a more perfect band. EVERYONE came up to us raving about them. I can't even put into words how fabulous they were.
Is it possible that you are not on The Knot? I really wanted to rate them because I don't think anyone should hire anyone else!
Sky & Evan [Grand Cascades Lodge, Hamburg, NJ]
We saw East Side Stories at a family friends wedding and knew we needed them for our wedding! They were incredibly responsive and helpful during the pre wedding process, and very accommodating with some of our special requests. On the wedding day they were amazing. Our guests were up and dancing the entire time, which is everything we wanted! It's been about 5 months since our wedding and our friends and family are still talking about how great East Side Stories were at our big day!
Dan & Stephanie [The Tides Estates, North Haledon, NJ]
Oh my goodness we had THE BEST wedding. The band was absolutely perfect. They sounded amazing, had great energy, and we are still getting compliments! Thank you so much for working with us -- please pass our thanks on to the band.
Is there any way we could have a set-list from the wedding? We've always collected set-lists from concerts as a way to relive the night and are hoping we can have the list of songs that the band sang, if you kept a record.
Again, thank you for being a delight to work with and thank thank you to East Side Stories for making our reception a fantastic party.
Gina & John [Rose Bank Winery, Newtown, PA]
Josh and I just got back from our honeymoon and I wanted to make sure to let you know what an absolutely amazing job the band did at our wedding. Honestly, I have never seen a better band before and one that completely engaged every guest. My elderly aunt was on the dance floor the entire time, and at one point my aunt even had to tell her to slow down.I had so many people come up to me and comment on how much they loved the band, it was amazing. Please thank the band for me and I appreciate all of your hard work coordinating with me.
Julia & Josh [Stamford Yacht Club, Stamford, CT]
It's been a hectic few weeks, but I wanted to reach out to you about our wedding day. I wanted to thank you for all of your time and patience with us in the short time we planned everything. Our wedding came out spectacular and the band was amazing! All band members were so delightful and such positive and energetic group of talented musicians. They were professional and everything just went so seamless. Our guests are still talking about the band and we got so many compliments. So Jared and I just wanted to say thank you, for adding to our memorable evening.
Anna & Jared [The Water Club, NYC]
We are finally back from our honeymoon and in the swing of things and I wanted to send a quick note about the band. We cannot begin to convey how great the band's performance was, or how it really made our day the most wonderful and special day of our lives. The first dance song alone brought the house down (and it brought me to tears). They really brought it and our friends and family fed off them and it truly made for a truly amazing night. I got a chance to speak to them in person, but if there is any way that you could send a personal note thanking them from the bottom of our hearts, it would truly be appreciated.
No chance that they record anything at weddings right? The rendition of our first dance truly was better than the original. We would love to have a recording of it other than our phones. No worries if not.
Again, thank you so much! We could not have asked for a better band!!!
Kevin and Joanne [Mallard Island Yacht Club]
We just wanted to let you know the band was AWESOME! They exceeded our expectations by far. We had so many guests come up to us to compliment them. We took some business cards as well. We will definitely pass along their info! They also played our first songs beautifully. Please thank them again for us and also keep us updated on when they're playing in the city!
Thank you again!
Nicole & Chris
I've been on my honeymoon so haven't had a chance to look at my phone but now that I'm all settled in Mykonos :) I do want to thank you so much for giving me and my guests the most amazing time at our wedding! Honestly everyone complimented the band and said they were the best they'd ever heard! I'm so thankful I discovered them before they become huge and unaffordable lol! Amazing voices and talent. FYI, there was a high end party planner at my wedding and she demanded I give her your contact info, her name is Nanda, she will hopefully be contacting you soon! Love you guys! Thanks!
Alessandra [Liberty Warehouse, Brooklyn NY)
I had to write to tell you what an outstanding job the East Side Stories band did at our daughter’s wedding on Sunday. They were incredible! My hope was that there would be a lot of dancing. Well, let me tell you: The dance floor was jam-packed from start to finish. I can’t tell you how many people told me that the band was fantastic. And personally, I don’t think I’ve ever danced so much in my life!
I also want to thank the band members for learning and then playing—beautifully—the song I wrote for Katie. It is now officially a most treasured memory for us both. PLEASE make sure the band members know how grateful I am to them for that.
My daughter is on her honeymoon, but I know she would echo my thanks for an absolutely fantastic job.
Thank you, Sara, for handling all the details and delivering as promised—and then above and beyond expectations.
Jim (Father of the Bride)
Hi Sara & everyone with the East Side Stories,
We want to thank you for being part of our INCREDIBLE NIGHT. The crowd
could not stop talking about how amazing The Eastside Stories were. You
made our night perfect! No one ever left the dance floor. We love you all,
and you should be hearing from some of our engaged friends soon :) Thank
Erin & Marcus
Our wedding on 9/27/14 was the best day ever (for many reasons) and the East Side Stories were a big part of that. Estee and Thomas knew exactly how to get the party started and kept it going all night long. The demos on their website do not do them justice. They are SO AMAZING and SO FUN. The dance floor was packed all night and that's exactly what we wanted. Sara, the band manager, was such a pleasure to work with and made sure all our requests were met. Our guests were impressed with the band and kept the compliments coming all night long. Guests, young and old, were raving about the selection and delivery of the music. They had so much energy. If you are looking to get down on the dance floor all night, this is definitely the band you want. Seriously. At the end of the night, after the last song played, our wedding guests chanted - "one more song! one more song!"and the East Side Stories rocked out one more song to end the evening. That was AWESOME. Moral of the story - The East Side Stories band is a party must-have. If we ever get the chance to throw another big party, we know who to call.
Thank you East Side Stories,
The New Mr. and Mrs. Keane [Harbor Club at Prime]
Wow, you guys were outstanding!!!! We could not have been happier. You all had so much energy and excitement for the entire time. Because of you our dance floor was never empty and my body is still hurt from dancing so hard. And you sounded fantastic. I can't believe the variety of music you guys are able to play. Rap, rock, oldies, pop, dance it all sounded fantasitc.
Saturday was one for the best days of my life and many of my favorite moments were dancing to you guys. And thank you for learning "crazy little thing called love" and "this must be the place." They sounded great!
Really I can't thank you enough! You guys were incredible!!!!
Dan and Jen [White Face Club & Resort, Lake Placid, NY]
The band was fantastic! We were so thrilled about the flow of the songs and the energy they brought. Our guests kept coming up to is to compliment the band. They rolled with everything that our guests threw at them--including having my cousin (a priest) sing a Sinatra song that wasn't even on their playlist.
We'd love to contribute a positive review on one of the wedding websites. Please send us the links and we'll get to that next week. Thanks,
Alanna [Greenpoint Loft, Brooklyn, NY ]
I've got to say, East Side Stories (like much of our wedding) exceeded even our wildest expectations. We had high hopes after hearing them live at the studio session, but there was no way to be prepared for how great and fun they were in full-concert mode.
I think I probably had 40-some odd people come up to me and talk about how great the band was.
We will absolutely pass the band's info along and recommend them to anyone who asks. If you guys have a mailing list for future bar shows open to the public, please put me on it. I'd love to see East Side Stories any night.
Thank you all so much again for everything. What a perfect night.
All the Best,
Jason [Jade Asian, Flushing-Queens, NY]
We wouldn't hesitate to recommend East Side Stories. We were delighted that we spent the extra money on a band rather than a DJ, and they went down well with our crowd.
They had the old folks dancing as well as the young kids and the bigger, older kids!
Great energy and vocals, great S Club 7 cover version. Good banter and humouring of the slightly drunk groom. Strong ability to drink shots inflicted upon them by the groom.
Communication from all was great in the couple of weeks leading up to the Big Day.Thank you.
AND FROM HIS BRIDE: Still getting over the excitement of yesterday, but you guys were truly incredible, thank you for a great night and for playing S Club 7!!