See what others are saying about The Mockingbirds!
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Wedding Wire 2024 Couple's Choice Award
The Knot 2024 Best of Wedding Bands Award
The Knot 2023 Best of Wedding Bands Award
The Mockingbirds were the highlight of our wedding! Our guests were raving all night and for days after about just how much they enjoyed the Mockingbirds. Throughout the planning process, Riley and Kyle were so professional and responsive and ensured that they had everything just right for our big day. They are super organized! The ceremony went off perfectly as they kindly worked with our officiant to ensure that the mics were set up correctly and the timing was perfect for each of the important moments. Kyle played lovely acoustic guitar for our happy hour and really set the mood for our event. The Mockingbirds coordinated all of our announcements, intros, and first dances and helped make everybody comfortable with the timing. The live dance sets are where the Mockingbirds really shine. They kept the dance floor crowded and engaged the whole night - playing a great mix of songs that got both of our youngest and oldest guests out dancing. The band is super talented and mixes in impressive solos into many of the songs. Their vocals are also great and have a huge range in styles that they can execute. They even took the time to learn a few special requests we asked for and nailed them. Thank you again Mockingbirds. I would highly recommend them to anyone wanting an incredible band to be the highlight of their wedding day.
Matt and Haley H.
August 19, 2023
One of the best decisions my wife and I made was hiring The Mockingbirds for our wedding. Truly. All of our guests couldn’t stop talking about how much fun they had dancing and singing along to their songs all night. They even were able to accommodate and perform a special song that always plays at my family’s weddings which absolutely rocked. Their communication on the front end before booking and leading up to the wedding was extremely transparent and they even made a number of recommendations on how to do certain which made things way smoother. Could not possibly recommend booking this band any more.
Connor M.
June 24, 2023
The Mockingbirds were incredible. I can't imagine what a better wedding band would be like. We saw them play a gig at a bar in Boston. It was just the core 3 guys and they had everybody in the bar... People of all ages... up and dancing and having a great time. We knew they would be perfect for our wedding. We were right. Kyle was very communicative with us in the weeks leading up to the wedding. He made sure he understood our musical preferences. The band learned a song for us even though they didn't need to learn one for our bride/groom dance. It was just a Foo Fighters song we like that was not on their repitoire. He communicated with the venue. At the wedding they got there well in advance to set up. DJed some music for the cocktail and dinner hours and then most importantly, got everybody out on the dance floor for the entire 2 hours or so they played. And I mean everybody. They played a great mix of music for our multigenerational guests. They brought an additional singer to complement the main trio. Everyone commented to me how much they loved them and how much better they were than they band they had at their wedding or other wedding bands they had seen. These guys love what they do. That comes through loud and clear in their performance and the guests just ate it up. We were all so bummed out when it was time for it to end. Book them. Book them now. You won't regret it.
Keith M.
June 25, 2023
When I say we were BLOWN AWAY by The Mockingbirds at our wedding, it's an understatement. Kyle, Riley, Boston, and Ethan were so professional and fun - from pre-planning (Kyle was extremely responsive and helpful) to execution. They got all of our guests onto the dance floor every time they performed. Even after listening to them on their website, YouTube, Instagram page, they sounded even better in person. We received so many comments like "how did you find this band?" and "that was the most fun wedding band I've heard". If I did it all over again, it would be with this group. Thanks to them for making our wedding so, so, so special!! If I could give them six stars I would.
Danielle W.
October 15, 2023
The Mockingbirds were SUCH a great decision for our day. We had a DJ booked through our venue but we really wanted live music too. The Mockingbirds worked so seamlessly with our DJ so we could have a wide variety of music. They even learned some songs we requested and did an INCREDIBLE job. Let's Go Crazy by Prince was one of my favorite moments of the entire day. Kyle was extremely communicative and quick to respond throughout the planning process and truly a pleasure to work with. As a stressed bride who feels the pressure to do everything herself, The Mockingbirds made me feel like the music was completely taken care of from the start. That piece of mind alone is worth booking them. Plus, our guests LOVED them. Amazing song list, great energy, and excellent guitar skills.
Tori A.
September 29, 2023
We cannot say enough wonderful things about Kyle, Riley and the Mockingbirds. From our first interaction to our wedding day. A little background - I have planned over 500 weddings for other couples.. but in a different market. When we moved back to New England and got engaged, the challenge was vendors. We came across these guys thanks to Wedding Wire and started digging deeper. We went to see them at a local venue and even though it was a paid gig for them, they took the time to say hello to us, make us feel seen and, without even trying, showed us how genuine they are. Despite being incredibly talented, it was the impression of being genuine, good guys that sold us on them. On the night of the wedding, our family and friends (laden with hospitality industry folk and tough critics alike) had nothing but amazing feedback for the band. They were by far and away the best vendor we hired!
Jen and Barry G.
December 4, 2022
Stop your search. Book them now. They CRUSHED it at our wedding! We’ve had so many friends asking how we found them and so many others saying they had seen them play around Boston and loved them and were so happy to see them play again that night. We danced all night long only leaving the dance floor to cut our cake and to take a breather. They even learned a few songs that weren’t on their master setlist and were very flexible with the playlist, even making some last minute changes the morning of the wedding. So quick to respond to us and such nice people to work with. You won’t regret it - book them!
Ashley K.
September 16, 2023
To keep it short and sweet. You should book the Mockingbirds immediately!!! The level of professionalism, talent, and genuine joy that this group brings to a wedding ensures that the dance floor stays full and high energy all night long. Through the entire process, the guys were incredibly communicative, flexible and understanding of what we were looking for. Ultimately, we hired the core 3 plus a female vocalist (who ROCKED) and from the gorgeous acoustic guitar at the ceremony site through the killer introduction of the wedding party and into a setlist that friends are still talking about, we are already looking forward to one day working with them again. Ultimately, if you are like us and want a group who loves to play and genuinely likes to entertain, BOOK THE MOCKINGBIRDS.
Victoria B.
July 1, 2023
The Mockingbirds checked all our boxes as a wedding rock band! We were looking for a high-energy band who would appeal to our wedding guests, both young and old. The Mockingbirds offered a wide variety of music in their setlist, were open to learning new songs, and offered their services at a reasonable price. Riley, our POC in the band, was always professional in his communication and quick to respond to us. He was also flexible when we needed to add on additional services (such as a solo instrumentalist for cocktail hour or MCing the reception). On our big day, everyone was impressed by the talent in this band! Our guests were up and dancing the whole night (including toddlers), and the band only took one 15-minute break during the whole set. Their performance and MC services were exactly what we wanted (and needed) for our wedding reception and we would highly recommend them to any couple looking for a rock band! These guys are awesome!
Bianca E.
June 10, 2023
If you are hesitant at all about whether or not to work with The Mockingbirds, I am here to put you at ease. You would be SO fortunate to book this amazing group if they are not already booked out. From start to finish, The Mockingbirds band was truly phenomenal. I booked them for a surprise company anniversary party with 100+ in attendance. To this day I am still getting comments from guests on how great the band was. It truly made the event the success that it was! A few highlights - Planning/Professionalism: The band is incredibly responsive and willing to work with you to plan every step, from setup/layout to opening songs & playlists, to intermittent speeches, and more. Even during the event coordination and communication were seamless. Quality/Talent: The band is extremely talented!! They can also play a wide variety of music and are engaging with the audience to keep the energy high. Future Bookings: yes, I will 110% be booking this band again next time I need a band. Thank you again to The Mockingbirds for your hard work and dedication to making our event so wonderful!
Hannah C.
September 15, 2022
Don’t think, just book them - hands down the best choice we could have made for our wedding. If you want texts from multiple family members and friends for weeks after your wedding about how amazing your band was, book the Mockingbirds. High energy, varied repertoire, an easy-to-navigate Spotify playlist to help you choose your must-hear songs, and day-of flexibility make them one of the easiest vendors I’ve ever worked with. I can’t say enough good things about them - Riley was so helpful start to finish.
Sophie C.
June 17, 2023
This band does it ALL! Saw them at a Boston pub on a Friday night, all ages were on their feet! I had no idea they did weddings, etc. because they had a garage band vibe at the bar. This is how diverse they are. I hired them for a Tiki Party at my club - a daytime event - and people of all ages RAVED about them - they have incredible energy, tremendous musical talent, spot-on sound for wide range of covers, good crowd-reading, and super professional to work with. Can't wait for the next excuse to hire them!
Michelle L.
August 26, 2023
The Mockingbirds was the perfect band for our wedding! They were professional and organized throughout every conversation that we had. They offer a variety of services that we could choose to use or not, not pressure at all. We were able to choose songs that we wanted played live or DJ'd. They definitely read our crowd and kept the dance party going - just what we wanted! We could recommend them to anyone looking for a fun time!
Marissa S.
July 21, 2023
We asked The Mockingbird’s to keep people dancing all night and that is exactly what they did. Our guests can not stop talking about how talented and fun the band was, they were even chanting at the end of the wedding “one more song” The band leader, Kyle, was so easy to work with! He heard all our needs and was so accommodating even when we made a switch a song the day before our wedding. A quick listen to their Spotify playlist you can hear the full range of music they are able to play. The band also worked very well with our on-site wedding coordinator and they were very engaging with our crowd all night. They truly made a memorable night for us and our guests!
Chelsea A.
January 21, 2023
The Mockingbirds were absolutely fantastic for our wedding reception at a local brewery! Kyle was extremely responsive and communicative throughout the booking/planning process, and we were able to add several pieces to the band, including a female vocalist and a horn. The Mockingbirds had us covered for music from the start to finish of our event: Acoustic guitar during the cocktail hour, the whole band playing relaxed music during dinner, and then the perfect mix of pop covers during the later portion of the evening. The band kept everyone out on the dance floor with hit after hit, and many of our guests commented on how great they were! Even guests who weren't dancing were clearly enjoying the music, and the band brought amazing energy to our event--and they sounded fantastic! I would definitely recommend the Mockingbirds for a wedding, or any other party!
Catherine C.
October 22, 2022
These guys are awesome! We hired the Mockingbirds to play for our wedding at Salem, MA on 09/23/22 and they did not disappoint. They were professional from beginning to end and played an amazing set that fit with the crowd perfectly. We keep hearing from our guests on how much fun they had dancing and listening to the Mockingbirds. The Mockingbirds didn’t just play the songs from the album, they included guitar solos, drum solos, bass solos, and rearranged some songs to put their own spin on them. They even learned our first dance song, Everlong, and switched it up by lowering the tempo, allowing us to slow dance to it, and then increased the tempo at the end so our guests could join us. The song was perfectly executed. And it is no wonder why. The Mockingbirds aren’t just great players of their instruments, but they are excellent musicians as well. If you are thinking about getting this band for your wedding or event, you should stop thinking and book them. Trust me, you won’t regret it.
William C.
September 23, 2022
The Mockingbirds were INCREDIBLE! Multiple guests commented on how awesome they were and how much they loved the playlist. In addition, they jumped in to play acoustic guitar for our ceremony / cocktail hour, learned a couple of new songs for us, were open to playing a song with my dad, and generally thought of everything we wouldn't have. Working with Kyle was incredibly easy - truly could not recommend them enough.
Sara N.
June 3, 2023
The Mockingbirds were a tremendous part of our wedding, and I can't even imagine hiring another band. They did an effortless job of mixing up the music to appeal to a wide variety of guests, and everybody with whom I discussed the music said the sound was so clear and well-suited to the room. Working with Riley to set up the event was as easy as can be, and other than choosing a few songs, they just showed up, did their thing, and were complete and consummate professionals. Riley was even able to assemble extra musicians to accompany them to achieve the sound we were looking for. My parents were so impressed, I saw them stealing away to the dance floor, which was definitely a first. If you want everybody to have a spectacular time on the dance floor for your event, you need to contact this group!
Bradford M.
October 8, 2022
Riley and the team were absolutely incredible to work with. Quick to reply on email, accommodating, and flexible. They also were amazing performing at our wedding. The crowd loved them. We've recommended them to multiple engaged friends already. Thank you guys for everything!
Jennifer N.
August 13, 2022
The Mockingbirds rocked the house! They were an incredible band to have at our wedding. The dance floor was full from start to finish. So many of our guests have reached out saying that The Mockingbirds were incredible and one of their favorite parts of the wedding. There were even people dancing that never dance at weddings! Kyle was amazing to work with, he answered all of our questions quickly and made us feel like we were a team in the process of planning. Would highly recommend to anyone!
Colin O.
June 4, 2022
The Mockingbirds were absolutely amazing. Our dance floor didn’t stop all night and we continue to hear from our guests about how awesome the band was. Super talented musicians, such a fun vibe and they even played some special songs for our Australian guests. Wish we could do it all over again! They were a pleasure to communicate with. Our wedding was in a pretty remote field in the mountains and the band was fully prepared and arrived on time as promised. Would absolutely hire them again for any event!
Mel S.
September 3, 2022
So amazing! The Mockingbirds made our wedding such a fun night! The guests had a great time and are still talking about how good the band was. Kyle made the planning so easy. He offered a lot of great suggestions and advice which helped making decisions and picking music stress free! We would absolutely recommend The Mockingbirds!
Samantha P.
April 29, 2023
Our guests CANNOT stop talking about the mockingbirds! They made our wedding so special and fun, not to mention they are so friendly and easy to communicate with. Everything was made so simple and straight forward during the planning, they were always so responsive. And the performance! They were incredible. Completely blew us away! I can’t recommend them enough, you need the mockingbirds at your wedding!!
Paige M.
September 15, 2023
As soon as we heard The Mockingbirds play 'The Middle' at another friend's wedding, we knew we wanted them to play at our wedding. Thankfully, Kyle, Riley, and Patrick were free on the weekend. They were incredible and responsive in all the set-up, and they are still often cited as the best part of the wedding by our guests. The best part, the Mockingbirds were playing at our friend's wedding because that couple heard them at ANOTHER wedding. They are the best. Thank you guys! Wes and Meg
Wesley T
October 19, 2019
From beginning to end working with the Mockingbirds was absolutely perfect! They were super easy to work with and had great song suggestions. When dealing with planning our wedding, they made everything so simple. Every single guest was up out of their seats dancing and couldn’t say enough amazing things about them! You could tell they really love what they do. 5 stars!!!
Ashley D.
August 18, 2023
Absolutely incredible band. They made our wedding an absolute unforgettable night. Everyone at our wedding loved them, and two of our friends have since reached out to them about booking for their weddings. Highly highly recommend the Mockingbirds!! Easy to work with, respected our song choices, 10/10 on all levels.
Aly T.
July 23, 2022
The Mockingbirds were absolutely amazing at our wedding! Kyle and the rest of the group were such a pleasure to work with and helped us to create the atmosphere we wanted for our day. The acoustic guitar during our ceremony was beautiful and the band was so fun during our reception. I had so many guests tell us that they have never heard such a great band at a wedding. The Mockingbirds are incredible and we highly recommend them for your wedding or event!
Emily V.
June 4, 2023
The Mockingbirds were the highlight of our wedding! They were so incredibly fun and our guests cannot stop talking about how great they are. They were amazing and can not recommend them enough. Truly the best band we could've asked for!!!!!
Matthew and Madison F.
July 8, 2023
Riley and the team were absolutely incredible to work with. Quick to reply on email, accommodating, and flexible. They also were amazing performing at our wedding. The crowd loved them. We've recommended them to multiple engaged friends already. Thank you guys for everything!
Mary Kate C.
August 27, 2022
The Mockingbirds were absolutely AMAZING at our wedding! They played all the songs we requested during the perfect moments, the kept the party going through the whole night, and they totally read the crowd to make sure everyone was on their feet and dancing. Working with Kyle and the Mockingbirds was so easy and stress free, they are very communicative and thought of everything that I overlooked. I can't recommend the enough.
Beth G.
February 18, 2023
Kyle, Riley, and Patrick were absolutely fantastic. From the initial booking discussion all the way up to the final song they played. Super laid back and extremely nice, providing a stress-free experience. Their music catalog is incredibly large and diverse, and they were truly fantastic musicians who put on an awesome and memorable show. Thank you!
Charlie S.
July 1, 2022
They were absolutely incredible! They brought so much life to the party with an awesome performance. Total professionals, they were easy to work with and delightful to have at the party. They played for about 3 hours, with a number of new songs we had requested -- that they did a fantastic job with. Prior to the event, they sent us a massive Spotify to choose from, it had all the classic hits as well as a good amount of variety.
Casey C.
October 9, 2022
The Mockingbirds were amazing to work with! So easy and down to earth. Very good at communication which I appreciated. Got back to my emails so quick and extremely accommodating. One of my best vendors to work with. Deff recommend 10/10 !!!
Jen P.
June 9, 2023
Absolutely amazing!!! Great sound, energy, willingness to work together to make terrific playlist. Made the night and can’t say enough about Kyle and all the band members.
Penny G.
February 18, 2023
Just saw this band earlier tonight. Great sound, cool song list and they got better as the night went along. Band members were friendly and talented. Definitely going to see them again.
Kevin C.
September 30, 2023