Dancing takes up half of your reception, but all too often it's a part of the wedding that is overlooked. If you want your party to be a barn burner, having a live band is a must - and having the right live band can make or break your night! Side One was founded by an event planner and a musican and is set up to meet all your needs for the big day, not the least of which is burning up the dance floor. Side One is not your cliche wedding band in frilly tuxedos playing Mustang Sally, they are young, dynamic entertainers and professional musicians, and will rock your wedding for a price that won't make you cry.
Side One offers an extensive repertoire covering everything from Aretha, Tina Turner, the Beatles and the Stones right up to the most current hits by the likes of Kanye, Nikki Minaj, Flo Rida, and the Biebs. Side One will customize the set to meet your style and entertain absolutely all your guests. And they promise that at no point there will be any YMCA-ing! They basically shrivel up and die anytime they hear of the chicken dance being played at a wedding. Side One also offers live music options for your ceremony, cocktail hour and dinner, and audio solutions for mics for your officiant, MC and speakers - basically anything audio for your event, they have you covered!
Side One Entertainment are available for travel anywhere in the world and have bands locally based in:
Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario
47 Reviews for Side One Entertainment
Taylor · Married on 05/09/2020
Couldn't imagine our wedding without Side One!
WOW! Side One is truly the ultimate vendor for wedding entertainment.Sent on 10/09/2020
We were sad to downsize our planned wedding with 150 guests down to 12 due to COVID-19 but the Side One team made sure it felt like a party. Martin provided the most incredible soundtrack to our wedding ceremony and the reception to follow. He brought great energy to our venue, played all of our requested songs at the perfect moments and his choices in between were spot on. Somehow he managed to find the perfect playlist for a diverse crowd. Our family is still raving about the music!
Leading up to the wedding day, Rob was extremely responsive and flexible. With Side One, rest assured you will have a wonderful experience and your guests will have a great time. Looking forward to singing and dancing along with Side One in the future!
Taylor & Steve
Trentt C. · Married on 31/12/2018
You definitely want Side One for your wedding!
When we first started planning our New Years Eve wedding our goal was to throw an epic party that everyone would remember, so a live band was a must. We came across Side One on Wedding Wire and started reading their reviews—all great. We then watched a few YouTube videos and were sold. Admittedly, I was a little nervous since we hadn't seen them perform live but all my doubts immediately disappeared as soon as they went on. They absolutely killed it! All of our guests, both young and old, were on the dance floor the entire night. Everyone keeps raving about how awesome the band was. The set list was spot on and they nailed all of our requests. We wanted an epic party and Side One most definitely delivered!Sent on 09/01/2019
On top of everything, the communication and accommodation by Rob & co leading up to the day was great, which cannot be overstated when you're planning a wedding.
If you're looking for an awesome wedding band, do yourself a favour and book these guys! You will not be disappointed.
Side One Entertainment's reply:Amazing!! Thanks Trentt, you guys really brought the party and it was a totally epic New Years Eve. Thanks for taking a chance on us and congratulations again to you two!! - Rob and Erin
Tali · Married on 27/05/2018
Side One played at our wedding in Seattle and they were AWESOME!! Rob played guitar for our outdoor ceremony, which was exactly the vibe we were going for. Then we had an 8 person band for the reception, and they were fantastic. Super talented, great energy, and really had people on the dance floor! They also did a pretty extended hora, which was amazing!! A good band was a priority for us for our wedding, so we did a lot of research on this, and Side One did not disappoint!Sent on 02/12/2018
They were also a pleasure to work with in the lead up to the wedding. Would definitely recommend!!
Side One Entertainment's reply:Thank you Tali!! Incredible couple, venue, dream team of vendors, and most importantly for us, you guys really brought the party!! It was so much fun and everyone was a breeze to work with, so thank you!!
Jw Sikora · Married on 26/08/2017
Absolutely incredible! They played our wedding in Roche Harbor, Washington and blew the doors off the venue. They played for almost three hours straight with no break and had the dance floor full the entire time. Two weeks later and we are still receiving compliments on how incredible they were. Top 40, R&B, 90s hits, and classic rock... they nailed it all. If you don't book them for your. Pacific Northwest wedding you are not doing it right! Rob & Co. are the best of the best.Sent on 05/09/2017
Side One Entertainment's reply:Thank you so much JW! Texas here we come!! Let's not let word get out about the 2.5 hour set though hahaha. Super fun crowd, you guys brought it! Thanks again and congrats to you and Jamie!
Jeff G. · Married on 02/04/2016
It's not even really a question of whether or not we'd recommend Side One for a wedding. We absolutely would but more than that, if we had friends even considering a band, we'd badger them relentlessly until they booked Side One. There are three things that I just thought they did incredibly well.Sent on 15/04/2016
1) The playlist. Absolutely perfect for us. I like indie, my wife loves hip-hop and our guests' tastes varied even more. The band put together an unbelievable playlist that really suited our group.
2) The performance. Wow. We thought that we might have thrown them a bit of a curve ball with a tricky first dance song and we're wondering if they'd be able to pull it off. They did. And it was perfect. But there were just so many great moments throughout the night that we never would have imagined like when the female singer (sorry- don't have your name) raps the verse in No Diggity. Amazing!
3) The energy. Our wedding wasn't a large one (about 80 people) and we were worried that we might not be able to keep the dance floor full. Not a problem at all. There wasn't a single song that felt phoned in or like the band was just going through the motions and I've never seen our friends dance like they did that night.
Thank you again so much. You were one of the best decisions we made in planning our wedding. We wouldn't have changed a single note.
Jeff & Lena
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