As experienced, professional musicians, and one of the most popular Boston wedding bands, Shine has been playing in the New England area for over 20 years. You'll love the variety and diversity of the Shine sound. You'll also appreciate the special attention we give to you and your guests. Enjoy yourselves and plan on having a really GREAT TIME. Shine performs an incredible variety of live music at wedding receptions, parties, and corporate events throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Cape Cod, and the rest of New England. Probably . someone you know has seen us perform at a wedding reception or special event and our past customers say it best.
Bottom line: You'll love working with Shine.
More about Shine: A trumpet is sometimes added for a larger horn section sound. All band mates have a highly professional background in performance, arranging and recording. This particular line up enables us to make such a wide range of songs sound like they are supposed to. We truly enjoy working together, as the dance floor shows!
A standard four-hour time period is initially booked. Also available is additional time for the band or our duo featuring cocktail music (sax and jazz guitar) or ceremony music (flute and classical guitar). Pricing varies according to particular dates. Shine offers a sizeable discount for any non-Saturday engagement and a further reduction for any winter date. Don't hesitate to check our availability.
We welcome requests prior to and during performances. Carefully selected pre-recorded music is appropriately featured during two short breaks. One of the best aspects about working together is that we get to play hundreds of songs from all areas of popular music - from swing to classic rock, R & B and the better material heard on the radio right now.
Reliability is crucial in every phase of preparing for and performing at a wedding or special event. Shine has a great reputation of helping plan, execute with needed spontaneity -and we know what to avoid so that all you have to do is just show up and enjoy yourself! Our past clients say it best, feel free to read what some have said about working with us.
The band is compact enough to play in many venues that have space restrictions. We maintain appropriate volume levels at all times. Working with the challenging acoustics and logistical difficulties of estate sites is a specialty. Our band appreciates being included on their preferred vendor lists and works hard to keep a solid reputation.
Shine has also performed at plenty of large facilities such as the MDC Hatch Shell on the Esplanade, the Hynes Convention Center, the Museum of Science and many corporate events including over a thousand guests. We have also been fortunate to play at a few noteworthy corporate events in California and Washington, D.C. (luckily we didn't have to drive)
What People Are Saying
It only takes a few seconds and you'll see that we love what we do. Whether it's a wedding reception, gala ball, anniversary or birthday party, family reunion, you name it - you're going to have a great time. These are just a few recent excerpts from some of the many letters to SHINE!
We had many musician friends at the wedding. We all couldn't believe how much you were able to sound like the original artists!” . Cindy and Rob Tobias
“I never danced so much. We were having so much fun, we hated to leave the reception to go on our honeymoon — we got over it.” . Tom and Kathy Martin
“Our main concern beforehand was that a five piece band might be too over-powering for the room. We couldn't have been happier with how you handled the volume throughout the entire reception. Thanks for doing what you said you would, and more.” . Mary and Harvey Turner
“You knew exactly when to remain in the background and when to get people really moving.” . Lauren and Ben Goldman
“It had been our experience that most guests leave early. You were the only band that we have ever had that actually kept them all here for the entire evening.” . Carol Boulter, Tufts University
“Even the wait staff congratulated me on finding such a great band. They said SHINE was the best all around band they'd ever heard. After all the events they've worked, that's quite a compliment.” . Darlene Richards, Hammond Castle
“You took care of business so well that we didn't worry about a thing.” . Bob and Sheila Lopez
“All of the band members were courteous, cooperative and very talented. They played an extremely versatile, interesting, engaging and fun group of songs for everyone at our company party. We were all very, very pleased” . Katherine Scott, TolerRx Inc.
“Thank you so much for selecting the ceremony music for us. Trusting your judgment made things a lot easier the whole way.” . Tina and Howie Sternguard
“I realize that the many people involved in putting the party together made it a bit difficult, you did a fine job managing all the requests. Thanks for everything, including your patience.” . Carrina Marson, Duffy & Shanley, Inc.
“We were so impressed with their talent and versatility that we hired SHINE again for the next two years. This band arrived promptly and played a wide array of music to satisfy the different tastes of all our employees.” . Renee Bouchard, Atwood & Morril Co.
“You did a wonderful job at our holiday party. Evidence of that was a full dance floor for most of the night. Who says you can't please everybody?” . Patti Dion, M.I.T.
“People could actually hear themselves talk during dinner! We especially appreciated the way that you accommodated our request that certain songs not be played. Your tact was remarkable.” . Anthony and Nina Longo
“We thought it would be impossible to get so many different age groups to dance, but everything unfolded just perfectly. Your band knew exactly when to pick up the pace with an amazing variety of dance music. You were very reliable and a pleasure to work with.” . Janet and Tom Davis
“My parents and I would like to say that you were always attentive and responsive to the many suggestions and ideas we had. You made us feel that your band was as excited about our special day as we were.” . Jennifer Quigley