MIXTAPE: a cover band for hipsters.
Hailed by VOGUE as one of five bands in the country “guaranteed to keep your party going until the wee hours of the morning” and to take your event “from just lovely to legendary,” MIXTAPE has set out to evolve a stagnant industry by offering a fresh and fetching approach to rocking weddings in every way — from the way they engage clients, to their look, and most importantly to the songs they play.
Actively not your parents' wedding band while still being a band your parents will love, MIXTAPE is a disco-free zone with a mantra of "No to the Bee Gees, Yes to the Black Keys!" The band's infinite repertoire runs the gamut:
• Modern indie darlings like Phoenix, MGMT, Arcade Fire and Beck
• Motown and Soul classics like Sam Cooke, Etta James, Jackson 5 and Stevie Wonder
• Classic and glam rockers like the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, AC/DC and Queen
• ’80s and New Wave gems like Devo, The Cure, Billy Idol and Talking Heads
• ’90s and grunge favorites like Weezer, Pavement, The Pixies and Nirvana
• Those special pop hits that we all can agree are awesome like Paul Simon, Bruno Mars, Daft Punk and of course, Michael Jackson.
The band’s basic six-piece configuration includes female vocalist, male vocalist and rhythm guitarist, lead electric guitarist, electric bassist, keyboardist and drummer. From there, MIXTAPE can add strings and horns for a fun and full sound and look. Comprised of conservatory-trained musicians, the band can also provide classical music for ceremonies and jazz or bluegrass or cocktail hours, making for very slick one-stop a la carte shopping for wedding music.
On the scene since 2011, the band has attracted the attention of VOGUE, earned "Best of the Knot" in 2013, 2015 and 2016 as well as WeddingWire’s Couple’s Choice 2015 and 2016, blogged for Huffington Post Weddings, and appeared in BRIDES, New York Magazine, Modern Weddings, Style Me Pretty, WellWed, Brooklyn Bride, Green Wedding Shoes, Carats & Cake, Loverly, the Knot, Martha Stewart Weddings and USA TODAY. They even rocked the 2013 U.S. Tennis Open and appeared on PIX11 News!
Rave reviews from rad previous clients:
“If your wedding reception was in a parking lot or a field with no food or water or drinks but you had MIXTAPE there rockin’, everyone would STILL be raving about how incredible of a time they had. Basically, if you have MIXTAPE at your wedding, your wedding reception is going to be the best time anyone has ever had. It's literally that simple!” – Elena, bride, September 2015
“How often do you hear The Talking Heads, MGMT, The Black Keys, and LCD Soundsystem at a wedding? If you answered anything but never, you'd be lying. I love Motown and wanted to hear some of that at my wedding but we didn't want a band that only played Motown or a band that only played Top 40. We wanted a blend of it all and MIXTAPE can play it all.” — John, groom, September 2014
“I can say that working with MIXTAPE was one of the easiest and most spiritually sound decisions we made during our planning process. They made it more than a party, more than a ritual, more than a carrying on of tradition; they made it the kind of transcendent coming-together of souls that everyone wants their wedding to be.” — Ryan Rose, bride, August 2014
Indie, Folk/Americana, Soul