WEDDINGS: Your special day is going to be a memorable experience with The Benjamins. Combining dance, party classics, swing, latin and oldies-but-goodies songs with an energetic, modern vibe, the band truly defines what a wedding band is all about. Give your guests the classy, energetic experience they are looking for and let The Benjamins "energize" your wedding!
CORPORATE EVENTS: Let The Benjamins give your clients and employees the good time they deserve. Playing songs from almost all generations with impressive power and style, they are sure to keep your guests dancing the entire evening. Corporations that have hired The Benjamins include: NBA, Johnson & Johnson, SONY, MSNBC, Revol Wireless, Madison Square Garden, ADP, Anheuser Busch, Jaguar/Land Rover North America, Hugo Boss,Trump Hotel & Casino Resorts, VH1, Hard Rock Casino, Parx Casino, Twin River Casino, FIT Institute, Prudential Center, New Jersey Devils, & The New York Jets.
PRIVATE PARTIES: Nothing makes your private party stand out than having great live entertainment. Whether it's a Birthday, Anniversary, Bar/Bah Mitzvah, College/High School Reunion, or Graduation party. The Benjamins will put a stamp on your party and make it the best celebration possible.
The Benjamins have made their wedding/corporate/private show even better with the addition of Jenni Spiro on vocals and Roger Hitchuk on keyboards. Jenni's captivating vocal range and engaging stage presence takes our live show to the highest level of excellence, while Roger's musicianship and professionalism allows for a broader range of available material.
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We're still on our honeymoon but wanted to write back real fast! We seriously cannot thank you guys enough for the awesome party last week ... wow! It by far exceeded all of our expectations! Not sure if you knew but I ended up breaking one of my bracelets from slamming my hand on the dancefloor, haha. Guiliano (DJ/MC) was great too ... my sister was happy that he played everything on her list :) One week later and we are still getting texts, emails, facebook messages from people saying how great the music was and how it was the best wedding they'd been to in a while. -Dana & Andrew Matarazzo
Brian and I just want to thank you for an amazing performance on our wedding day. You cannot believe the amount of compliments we have received from our guests! From the acoustic cocktail hour to the last dance, you played absolutely everything we asked for and had the dance floor packed the entire night! The energy and love in the room all night was astounding. You guys exceded all expections Brian and I had. We sincerely can't thank you enough. See you guys soon! -Carin Servilio
It was such a great event and I am so glad we decided to book The Benjamins. Our group is 25 year olds to 45 year olds who have a lot of fun and The Benjamins fit right in. They started off with a bang covering some rock and pop music. After a good first set they decided moved into more pop covers to really get the crowd moving. During the next set the energy level was high and the party kept on going! They were a great addition to our corporate event. Planning a corporate event for 800 people is a stressful thing but it was a comfort to know that The Benjamins were going to put on a great show. -Angela at Living Social.com
"If you are looking for that special something to make your big day complete ... The Benjamins are it!! They performed at our wedding and it was above and beyond our expectations! Their acoustic performance during our cocktail hour was something so different from anything we've seen at a wedding and it was phenomenal. They knew exactly what songs to play to get the crowd going! You couldn't get us off the dance floor. All the band members were all very professional and we can't say enough good things about their amazing performance! People were approaching us all night telling us how much they loved the band. We would recommend them over and over again to anyone who wants their special night to be a night to remembered." -Chris and Dana Santos
"When we were planning our wedding reception, we knew we wanted something different than the typical wedding DJ. We knew that live music would add a special touch that would really amp up the energy of the party. We found The Benjamins online and went to see them play several times at local venues. We knew from the first time we heard them play that they would be an awesome addition to our reception and we booked them shortly thereafter. They did not disappoint! They played a great mix of songs that appealed to our friends and family of all ages and musical tastes. They stayed in contact with us, answered all of our questions during the planning stage, and made sure to incorporate the music we like into their set list. We received nothing but compliments the entire night and for many days afterward from all of our guests. Everyone thought how exciting it was to have a great live band play the reception instead of the typical DJ. The Benjamins made our wedding unforgettable and we strongly recommend them to anyone who wants to make their reception something special. The band is extremely talented, professional and a pleasure to do business with." -Abby & Tim Fallon
"I would like to thank The Benjamins for their outstanding professionalism, talent and performance they displayed at our wedding, 10/9/11. They really were the perfect addition to our rock 'n' roll themed wedding! They put on a great show and played an amazing set! Everybody loved them and could NOT stop talking about them. I would recommend them (and their DJ/MC Giuliano) to anyone who's looking for a great band to rock their next event! Many thanks!" -Sean & Jacalyn Weissert
"The Benjamins are truly the ULTIMATE band for a wedding. The entire night everyone was dancing, friends, family and children too. They played a wide range of music, and even learned our wedding song which was most impressive, and I memory I will cherish. The band members were friendly and interacted with guests by singing on the dance floor to hype up the crowd. The music and the overall vibe of the band gave my wedding a vibrant and fresh feel. The Benjamins are a band that my husband and I enjoy seeing on a regular basis and it was a way to personalize our wedding experience. My husband was so excited that our wedding band could play Rancid and Green Day, while I couldn't be happier to here Beatles songs and 80's classics. Definitely the most current and rock n' roll wedding band we could ever ask for, that even your grandma would love!!! Thank you so much for making my wedding day as unique and fun as we are!" -Jessica & Barclay Bulleit
"Thank God we booked The Benjamins for our Wedding! I remember seeing The Benjamins one summer at Joe Pops and saying to myself 'One day they will play my wedding.' Now, years later, my wish came true. I have always loved seeing them play out at restaurants and bars, but seeing them play at my wedding was far more than I had expected. The Acoustic Cocktail hour was amazing! Unfortunately being the bride I was unable to see them play from start to finish, but after so many people coming up to me saying they had never seen something like that before I knew exactly how awesome it was. If you are looking for that extra something special then this would be it. The Benjamins are professionals and we let them know what music we liked and what we don't like, and let them take it from there. They do this for a living, they know exactly what songs to play to get the crowd going (no matter what kind of crowd it is). There were some songs that we knew we wanted to hear, and they made sure they played them. The fact that they also had a DJ really was great, definitely kept the party going. The best part of the wedding was our 85 year old Uncle Pasquale telling us what a great time he had and that the band played something for everyone. That's what's important, if you want everyone to remember your wedding then book The Benjamins for your wedding." -Renee & Bruno Venturelli
"THE BENJAMINS ROCKED OUR RECEPTION! From the moment we got engaged, we knew that we wanted our wedding to be a fun, high-energy event that reflected our style and gave our guests the experience of a lifetime. For us, The Benjamins were our obvious choice. We knew from the start that we were going to have an awesome wedding, but The Benjamins greatly exceeded our highest expectations and blew us away with a performance that was even more amazing than we ever could have imagined. The acoustic cocktail hour was unlike anything that we have ever seen before. We, along with all of our guests, were completely mesmerized by The Benjamins' acoustic performance. From classic songs to new hits, the acoustic cocktail hour created a buzz of electricity & excitement in the air that set the mood for the whole night. Our first dance was absolutely incredible; don't be surprised if you ask them to play a song and they put their twist on it and put the original artist to shame. This band has incredible energy and really knows how to read the audience and get and keep the party going. From the moment they took the stage at the reception, guests of literally all ages were drawn to them (yes, even our 80 year old guests are now huge fans) and the dance floor was filled to the max with people dancing and having the time of their lives. Although our venue had a large dance floor that could have easily accommodated a wedding twice the size, we heard half-joking complaints that it was not big enough. Sure enough, when we looked around, there was barely anyone sitting down. Besides being talented, the band is extremely professional and dedicated to their art. It was so much fun to work with them to create a custom experience for our guests. Everyone is still raving about our wedding and will be for a long time. We're thrilled when people tell us that they have never had more fun dancing the night away and have never been to a wedding quite like ours." -Anthony & Allison Buldo
"We had such an incredible time at our reception. From the moment the band started playing, the dance floor was packed with people from ages 4 to 80. It is over a month since the reception and people are still talking about it. Thank you so much to the Benjamins!" -James & Erin Hettesheimer
"I just wanted to thank the band for being an essential part of my brother's memorial celebration. When we were looking for the right band to play at the event, The Benjamins name continued to surface. You did not disappoint. Your outstanding acoustic performance set the tone and mood for a special afternoon. You were both professional and fun. We are tremendously appreciative of the energy and commitment you brought to the event that day and look forward to having you being part of next year's celebration. Thanks Again!" -Marty Joyce
"The Wyckoff Education Foundation wants to extend its thanks for a great performance by The Benjamins at our Annual Fundraiser. You guys made the night a huge success and the feedback from our guests was fantastic. you guys were very easy to work with and knew exactly the right songs to play all night to keep the party going. We will definitely be hiring your band again for next years fundraiser and would proudly recommend you to anyone. Thanks again!" -Adam DeFino, Trustee, Wyckoff Education Foundation
"Working with The Benjamins was absolutely phenomenal! From the minute I approached them about playing my wedding they were receptive to all of my needs. I worked hand in hand with Joe, up until my wedding day. He was always available to consult with at times that were convenient to me. I was completely at ease and confident in their ability to meet my expectations, which were not only met but exceeded. When getting married, you deal with a lot of different vendors, and people, there are so many things to get accomplished in such a short period of time. As a bride, with a lot going on, I never had a worry regarding their ability to perform, or to assist me with anything I needed ... kept the dance floor jam packed from cocktail hour until the last note played, and guests from 12 - 80 were up dancing all night long. Everyone who attended my wedding was raving about 'the band' for weeks on end. The Benjamins are electric & magnetic. Their high energy performances kept everyone having a lot of fun. I would recommend them to anyone looking to have a live band for any occasion. The Benjamins are by far superior to any other band I've seen. They mixed their professional opinion and up to date musical knowledge with my special requests, and tailored the set list to meet my needs, playing songs that were sentimental and important to both my husband, and I. The Benjamins helped to make my wedding day an amazingly epic experience that we will never forget. -Chris & Mary Johnson
"Months after our wedding our guests cannot stop talking about how great you guys where during both the cocktail hour and reception. The crowd was moving all night from the teenagers to our grandparents everyone was always on the dance floor. It was such a wonderful night, and your performance was exactly what we were looking for. We re-live how much fun everyone had while watching our wedding video. We are truly appreciative to the band for playing an important part in making our wedding reception so special. They are an extremely talented group, and we would love to see them over and over again." -Dan & Marianne Weber
"What can I say? The Benjamins are amazing! This super talented band has an unparralled way of getting the crowd going. For this reason, I recently hired them to play at my wife's 30th birthday party, needless to say it was an incredible experience and a birthday party we will never forget. I was impressed with how easy Joe made the whole process. He was unbelievable in coordinating the logistics of the party and was always available to answer any of my questions or settle my concerns. He also did an excellent job of working within my budget and with a few other constraints. The actual performance was second to none. The band kept the music upbeat and fun (as requested) and the set list was impeccable. The guests at our party were more than impressed with the music. I would 100% recommend hiring this band for any occasion big or small. The band is not only musically versatile, but they are very personable which made the experience all the more pleasurable." -Justin Cynar
"We cannot express enough how happy we are for deciding to hire the Benjamins for our wedding day entertainment. From the moment we booked the band, the service was top notch. The group worked with us weeks prior on the song sets and details. Their input was invaluable. Everyone was so helpful and acted with the utmost professionalism. Our guests were absolutely amazed by their performance. People are still calling us months later to rave about the band. For our first dance, we asked the band to learn Make a Memory, by Bon Jovi. We could not have dreamed about it being any better. Absolutely spectacular. The dance floor was filled the entire night. The Benjamins managed to please all ages. Our parents and other family members were very impressed and countless friends came up to us and said that our wedding was the best they had ever been to. We really saw how much fun everyone had after watching the video, thanks to the Benjamins. We are truly grateful to the band for playing an intrical part in making our wedding so special. They are not only an extremely talented group, but great people as well. We could not be more pleased and proud. They honestly made our night! For all you newly engaged couples out there contemplating your wedding entertainment, We can assure you that the Benjamins will exceed ALL expectations. Take it from a very picky former bride and groom, these guys are truly remarkable performers." -Judy & Rob Kaufman
"When we decided that we wanted a band for our wedding reception, only one name came to mind - The Benjamins. Our wedding reception was unbelievable, and The Benjamins only made it better. From the acoustic set they did during the cocktail hour to the music played for the reception, it could not have gone any better. They were very attentive to the types of music we wanted to hear, and the dance floor was always packed. Additionally, they were even able to play a special song ('Tupelo Honey' by Van Morrison) at the bride's request for the father-daughter dance. It was done perfectly. Both of our families had a great time, and much of that had to do with The Benjamins. We are still receiving compliments today about how much fun our reception was. My wife and I agree! We would highly recommend The Benjamins for your wedding reception - you will not be disappointed!!" -Christopher & Melissa Betz
"The Benjamins played at our wedding and from the very first minute of our cocktail hour we knew we absolutely could not have made a better choice! The acoustic cocktail hour really got the night started, didn't matter to our guests that it was over 90 degrees out and humid, once their ears overheard what was going on out on the deck they were all outside to take in they're awesome music and get the dancing started for the night. Once our reception started the energy in the room was out of control! From our photographers, to videographers, to our guests of all ages, every single person we spoke to said they couldn't get over how basically no one was sitting at their tables, because practically everyone was out on the dancefloor! To say the least my husband and I could not have possibly been happier, it was such a perfect night with a great thanks to The Benjamins! -Amanda & Brian Sovyrda
"I can't even begin to tell you how amazing you guys were!!! You made our wedding absolutely perfect!! Everyone had such a great time because of you!!! Thank you so much!!!!" -Nicole Williamson (via Facebook post)
"We have to thank you guys again, it was such a perfect night, and your performance was exactly as I would hoped it would be, from the day we decided we wanted to have a band at our wedding I always said I didn't want anyone sitting down other than to grab a bite of their dinner, and that is basically exactly what happened! All of our guests are still non-stop about how amazing you guys were, captures under your pictures from the wedding on Facebook are all along the lines of "best band ever!!". You guys definitely made an awesome impression. Thank you!!" -Mr. & Mrs. Brian Sovyrda
"Thank you so much for your tremendous performance at our annual Robbinsville Township Community Festival on June 12th. Your song selection and energy really entertained the crowd. We take great pride in providing a family friendly event for our residents, and we are proud to say The Benjamins highlighted the day's festivities. Thank you once again for making our annual community celebration a huge success and I look forward to working with you in the future!" -Mayor Dave Fried, Township of Robbinsville, NJ
"We want to thank you for making our wedding the most amazing day of our lives! While planning our wedding we knew that the right music can make any wedding a success. We had seen you guys play before and were completely confident when we booked you. Whenever we told people that the Benjamins were going to play at our wedding they could not believe it. I am not joking when I say that thanks to you guys many of our friends were referring to our wedding day as the 'event of the year.' There was definitely a lot of hype to live up to and to say you succeeded would not do you enough justice. Your performance was unbelievable. The dance floor was packed from the moment the reception began to the very last performance. Guests in every age group were having the time of their lives. My husband and I have attended many weddings before and have never seen a band that could even compare to the talent that you guys have. The versatility of the Benjamins is truly impressive. From John Mellencamp to Lady Gaga and even some polish polka music you guys could do it all. We even had the maitre d' of a five star wedding venue ask us for your information because you were the best band she had ever seen. We are sure we will have many guests contacting us about you for future events. You were easy to work with and extremely professional throughout everything. We cannot thank you enough for making our wedding the event of a lifetime!" -Patrick & Brittany Sesulka
"The things I wanted most for my wedding were a great dress, great food, and an amazing band, and I will say, I had them all! The Benjamins kept the dance floor packed all night. Our guests raved about our awesome band choice. I had people that wanted to crash my wedding, just to see the Benjamins. I don't know how many people got to eat the good food, because they were dancing the night away. My guests had all positive things to say and I really enjoyed my night. I heard a lot of, "that was the best wedding ever" and you had a huge part in making that happen! I would definitely recommend The Benjamins for weddings and parties ... It was great working with you and felt like we were your only client when we were in the planning stages! Thank you for making my wedding a night everyone will remember! I have friends of friends who weren't at the wedding asking when we can all go out to see "my wedding band"!" -Melissa Frese
"This letter is a huge Thank You because without you guys our wedding could not have been such a great success. From the minute we began talking with you over a year ago about possibly playing our big day, you have been more than accommodating and we greatly appreciate the level of contact and availability you gave us. As I'm sure you know wedding planning is super stressful. From day one you made us feel really confident that with the Benjamins, entertainment was one area we did not have to worry about. And to make someone like Tracy not worry means you were total Aces in my book. Kidding aside though, your level of professionalism, courtesy, and flexibility could not have been topped ... I will be absolutely sure to continue to sing your praises as our night could not have been any better and you guys had such a huge part to do with it. Tracy and I thank you so much and look forward to seeing you all soon." -Jason & Tracy Kondrk
"When my wife and I look back at our wedding we have such amazing memories, it truly was an incredible event and much of the reason why is The Benjamins. We can't say enough about this group of guys! From the very beginning they were extremely professional, courteous and excited to be apart of our day. The months leading up they were always in contact with us making sure we heard the songs that we wanted and even gave us some great advice to what works well. If you have never heard the Benjamins play, be prepared to get blown away, their cover songs are amazingly spot on including vocals and yet still have a Benjamins twist that makes your party come alive, people did not stop dancing while they played. Months later people are still talking to us about our band and how much fun they had. Thank you guys so much for making our night the best of our lives!!" -Dan & Michelle Coda
"We wanted to take the time and express our sincere gratitude. You were a perfect fit for our wedding! We knew from the beginning we wanted to have a grand party that reflected the two of us as a couple. A major part of this was the music, and we just couldn't see having the standard wedding band. Having seen you perform we knew we found our band! Your professionalism through planning the playlist to learning our first dance song was truly impressive. With every interaction before the event we had complete confidence the day would be outstanding. You played a major role in coordinating the flow of our event. The acoustic portion during the cocktail hour set a great tone for the evening and the electric sets during the reception were incredible. I don't think anyone got off the dance floor including my grandmother! People have still been talking about how great you were. Thank you so very much for creating amazing memories on our special day!" -Mary & Jason Gelfand
"It is hard to find the words to express the gratitude and appreciation we feel towards The Benjamins for playing our wedding! George and I didn't want the traditional wedding band so we were so excited when they agreed to perform at our wedding. We knew that they would put on an awesome show, which they did! From the moment they went on, the dance floor was filled to the max with people dancing and stayed that way until the last song they played. They played all the songs we asked them to and kept everyone's energy levels up the entire night. Everyone who attended the wedding (and I literally mean EVERYONE, young and old) thought that the Benjamins were awesome and commented on how they have never been to a wedding and danced the entire night like they did at ours." -Julie Hronich
"I have been meaning to send you an email when I got your message the other week. What can I say?? The wedding reception rocked! It has been four months since the reception and friends/family are still talking about it. We can't thank you enough for playing so many great songs. You guys kept the crowd going the whole night. Our photographer and videographer both commented on how they have never seen so many people dance at a wedding reception before. What I like especially is that you guys, The Benjamins, played to the crowd. If you noticed there was all ages out there from teens to the older folks. We had an amazing night and the band contributed to it immensely" -Dana Smith
"On behalf of the Interfaith Hospitality Network, I would like to thank you for the awesome fund-raising concert you performed on April 27, 2008 at Hemmingway's in Seaside Heights. Thank you for sharing your time and talent! Due to your generosity we were able to raise almost $6000 to continue to provide shelter, food, and supportive services to homeless families in Ocean County. The comments heard throughout the concert were a rave for the event and for the band's talent and generosity. Because of your willingness to share your gifts, we are able to continue providing these much needed services to families in our community." -Patricia A. Cash, Executive Director, Interfaith Hospitality Network Of Ocean County, Inc.