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On WeddingWire since 2017

Last update: September 2023

XPRIME is Canada's ultimate wedding party band operating out of Niagara and Toronto, Ontario. It boasts an energetic trio with the versatility of three different lead singers, allowing a wider range of vocal styles along with tight, energetic proficiency on guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards. XPRIME has over a decade of experience performing on stages across the continent, having played at festivals such as Osheaga, Edgefest and Niagara Falls' NYE concerts. They have opened for Weezer, The Black Keys, and Keith Urban, to name a few. This lively three-piece will get your wedding party started with a bang and keep the dancefloor jumping all night long!

Services Offered

Phil Taylor, Neil Carson, and Steph Mercier comprise XPRIME and their recording/touring sister band, James Blonde. Since forming in 2009, the guys have played an average of over 185 shows per year as their song list continues to expand and change. XPRIME is happy to discuss their services with each couple and customize them to suit their vibe and musical taste. Whether rock, pop, Motown, funk, disco, R&B, blues, or indie, XPRIME can do it all and deliver it in high-energy doses with major festival/touring level showmanship.

Frequently asked questions

Are you an agency or a band?

Band

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Instrumental duo
Instrumental trio
Instrumental solo

How many musicians are in your band?

1-3

What genres of music does your band play?

Acoustic
Funk
Dance
Oldies
Rock
Classic rock
Pop
Motown
Punk rock
Top 40
Soul
60s
70s
80s
90s

What instruments does your group play?

Guitar
Drums
Piano

What music services do you provide?

Bilingual
Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Instrumentals
Learning new songs
Reception music
Music during breaks
Vocals
Liability insurance
Willing travel

What services do you provide?

Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Instrumentals
Learn new songs
Microphones
Reception music
Music during breaks
Sound / PA system
Vocals

What items are available?

Fog
Gobo
Lighting
Microphones
Sound PA

What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

$850

What is the average price for a wedding reception during peak season?

$6,000

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$6,000

What is the average price for a wedding reception during off-peak season?

$3,500

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Cocktail hour music
Reception music
Music during breaks
Sound/ PA system
Microphones

Which of the following are included in the price?

Travel
Cocktail hour music
Reception music
Sound PA
Recorded music breaks
Lighting
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7 reviews
Mike
Mike N. Sent on 30/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A Wedding Band Like No Other!!

XPRIME was absolutely incredible! Their energy was infectious, and the playlist was outstanding. To this day people still talk about how awesome they were. HIGHLY recommend!!
Alicia
Alicia H. Sent on 30/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Worth every last penny

Very professional, kind, energetic, fun and talented. Great set list and very easy to work with. Great guys, it was the highlight of our wedding and all our guests raved about them for months.

Thanks a lot xprime! You guys are the best ♥️
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Phil C. Sent on 20/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

XPRIME for the win!

We were so fortunate to have XPRIME perform at our wedding on June 25th, 2022.

The band put on an incredible performance. Our guests couldn't say enough about just how amazing the band was! They catered to the entire crowd by playing a variety of 60s, 70s, 80, 90s and 2000 hits. They really know how to crush the Beatles and Killers!

They were great at every step in process, from communicating pre-event, day of setup, and helping to play music in between sets and speeches.

Phenomenal Performers. You would be lucky to have them play for your event. They brought the energy that really made our wedding night a night to remember.
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Elisa C. Sent on 30/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Great experience

Amazing ! Hire them !
Would recommend to anyone looking for a band that knows how to work the crowd and has amazing talent.
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Jessica W. Sent on 12/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Great band

We used XPRIME for our wedding a few weeks ago. The guys are so friendly, fun and talented. We received a TON of compliments and the crowd loved them!
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Juli E. Sent on 01/04/2020
5 out of 5 rating

MADE the Party!

As parents of the groom, you can imagine the look on our sons face when we told him we booked a band for their wedding! Having seen XPrime at another event, we absolutely knew we were doing the right thing. Once you hear them play, you just know you are in the presence of greatness, something way more than just a "wedding band". Wow! The guys had EVERY capable person up dancing at both events, no matter the age. Their music choices were phenomenal, and their talent leaves me without words. Our son and his wife were blown away. If you can book them, do it...you will not regret it. And on top of their talent? They are just really really nice guys and their manager was lovely to work with. We want to have another party just to see them again:) See you at the Grammys one day Xprime! We are cheering you on from here:) Juli E. and family
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Oriana.catenazzi Sent on 01/01/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Best party ever

This 3 piece band was INCREDIBLE. They kept the party going until 1am and all of our guests loved their song choices and energy. We had guests rave to us following our wedding how amazing this band was. They have a big song list and they honestly nail every song they sing. The band is super nice and easy to work with, and they took care of all the work by picking the set list (we recommend this because they play awesome songs and they can read the crowd) and they also had a spotify playlist between sets that they played which was perfect. As an added bonus, they brought additional lighting and awesome speaker system which we could plug into, and they actually offered to be in charge of playing the songs for our first dances which we really appreciated. Needless to say we honestly had the best party ever!!
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Meet the team

Philip Taylor
Philip Taylor
Band Leader - Drums - Vocals

Phil Taylor is the band leader, drummer and one of the 3 lead vocalists in XPRIME. He's been playing drums for over 16 years and has been singing just as long. Phil is known to give his everything in every performance and can rip through powerful vocal songs like "Shout!" and "Back in Black". His incredible pocket and drumming talents has gained him endorsments from *Mapex Drums and *Murat Diril Cymbals - giving him some of the best sounding tools in the trade! Phil takes his role as band leader seriously; always keeping the band on time and ensuring the band satisfies every client's needs while making the band a pleasure to work with!

Steph Mercier
Steph Mercier
Guitar - Vocals - Sound Tech

Steph is an absolute on-stage animal. With years of experience as a lead guitarist and singer with touring band James Blonde - he brings the same charisma and energy to every wedding and event played! Some guitar solos end up on the bar, crowd surfing or running around the room. With Steph on stage, there is never a dull moment - he brings that exciting live energy that only seasoned touring bands can bring to any performance.

Neil Carson
Neil Carson
Bass - Vocals

Neil can sing and play anything! Having done his training through the Ontario Conservatory of Music and playing 280+ shows per year with XPRIME, JAMES BLONDE and as a solo acousitc act - Neil Carson is one seasoned musician. Like the other 2 members, Neil takes that same on-stage professionalism and energy honed-in from years of touring to every wedding and event! His pitch-perfect vocals and charming on-stage personality will leave wanting more of XPRIME's renditions for all your favourite songs!

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28 Croydon Dr L2M 1J4 Toronto (Ontario)

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