THE SWEETBEATS BAND IS THE ONLY BAND IN NEW ENGLAND WITH THE FULL WIRELESS SYSTEM!
We are the winners of 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 “Best Of Weddings” pick by THE KNOT magazine and website and 2015, 2016 and 2017 “Couples’ Choice Awards” winners by WEDDING WIRE.
In 2016 we have made it to the “Best Of Weddings Hall of Fame” by the Knot – we’ve been able to book over 300 weddings and other events over the last few years (2013-2016) and had a perfect score for the BRIDE’S REVIEWS!
We love playing at weddings! We’re the only band in New England where all the band members are wireless! We will all be coming on to the dance floor singing, playing and partying with the dancing crowd! That’s right, not only the vocalists will be walking in to the crowd for entertainment during the dancing, but all the rest of the band – guitar, winds, keytar (a variation of a keyboard that is on strap for carrying – we’re the only wedding band in New England who has it) and even the bass! That’s The Sweetbeats signature! It’s a completely new level of entertainment and we can’t wait for you to experience it with us!
The Sweetbeats set up the highest standard for the wedding industry in our approach to musical quality and entertainment, sustaining and moving the whole industry upwards and thus, winning the hearts of hundreds of brides in the US and even abroad!
We are known for soulful, very high energy entertaining performances, having a LOT of fun on stage and on the dance floor, breaking the boundaries between the band and the crowd, interactive approach with the audience, the ability to lead the crowd and playing non stop music, just like a DJ.
We have a very versatile song list and can please the crowd of different age and background. We have great MCs who do all the announcements, toasts, introductions and make the party going. I provide them with all the info about the wedding and they are good to go.
The Sweetbeats is a 7 piece band (1 male and 1 female vocalist, keyboard, guitar, sax, bass, drums). We can also add more musicians, who work regularly with the band (more vocalist, trumpet, percussion or another sax).
The Sweetbeats is also the most diverse band in New England – our musicians come from all over the world and each of them bring his/her own unique, musical and cultural flavor to the pot! This cultural diversity allows us to play a very wide range of music, whether it’s an authentic salsa, klezmer or the good American oldies and the newest top 40 songs! Some of these top players are professors, students and alumni of the renown Berklee College of Music of Boston! We are one of the lucky ones being able to make our living exclusively by music! The members of the band have worked, performed and recorded with some of the finest names in the music market including Steve Wonder, Sting, Tony Bennett, just to name a few!
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The Sweetbeats plays everything from classic jazz and swing to contemporary top 40 hits:
Classic Jazz/Swing – Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Diana Kroll, and much more.
Smooth Jazz (by Request only) – Nora Jones, Grover Washington, Sade, Incognito, The Crusaders, Randy Crawford, George Benson, Al Jarreau, and more.
Contemporary Jazz (by Request Only) – Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Miles Davis, Pat Metheny, Thelonious Monk and much more.
Motown – Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, The Supremes, Al Green, and more.
R&B – Michael Jackson, Earth, Wind and Fire, Luther Vandross, Jill Scott, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Nancy Wilson, Erykah Badu, Chaka Khan, Oleta Adams, Patrice Rashen, Vanessa Williams, Roberta Flack, Staple Singers, Anita Baker and more.
Funk – James Brown, Tower of Power, Sly & The Family Stone, P-Funk, Kool & The Gang, The Commodores, KC & The Sunshine Band and more.
Soul – Barry White, Wilson Pickett.
Disco – Donna Summer, Taste of Honey, Gloria Gaynor, ABBA, Cheryl Lynn, Sister Sledge and more.
Blues – B.B. King, Big Mama Thornton, Buddy Guy, T-Bone Walker and more.
Rock – The Beatles, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Sting, Santana, Eric Clapton, Bob Seger and more.
Rock & Roll – Elvis Presley, Bill Haley, The Isley Brothers.
Klezmer – hora and other popular traditional Jewish songs.
Russian – folk music and Russian pop.
World music – Spanish, Argentinian, Brazilian, Latin.
Modern Rock/INDIE – Coldplay, Mumford & Son’s, Zac Brown Band, MGMT, The Black Keys, Weezer, Foo Fighters and more.
Current Pop/Top 40/Dance/House – Beyonce, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake, David Guetta, Usher, Kesha, Pink, Maroon 5, Cee Lo Green, The B-52, Adele, Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat, The Black Keys, Ray Lamontagne and more. And more music by – Aretha Franklin, Barry White, Van Morrison, Anne Murray, Martha and the Vandellas, The Trammps, Heartland, Eddie Floyd, Bob Marley, Roy Orbison, Isley Brothers, Robert Johnson, Bobby Caldwell.
Venues Performed At:
The members of The Sweetbeats have performed at hundreds of venues throughout the US and abroad – major concert halls, private homes, restaurants, clubs, country clubs, conventions, banquets, churches, colleges, shows, nursing homes, festivals, art galleries, hotels and more.
CONCERT HALLS – Symphony Hall, Berklee Performance Center, Jazz Philharmonic Hall, Wilson G. Chandler Recital Hall, Phalzkeller Hal, Reading Town Hall Common and many more.
CLUBS – Regatta Bar, Scullers Jazz Club, Ryles Jazz Club, ABC RI, Nix’s Mate Boston, Green Dragon Boston, City Side RI, One Pelham East RI, JFC jazz club, “Street life” jazz club, Waxy’s Woburn, Waxy’s Foxboro, Brae Burn Country Club, Lanam Club, Perris Club, The Pearl Club, Hard Rock Cafe and many more.
INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVALS – “White Nights Swing”, “Jazz Fever”, “Tong Jazz”, “Steppin’ out for Dimock 2005” among such stars as Oleta Adams, T.S. Monk junior, Ramsey Lewis trio, The Funk Brothers, Regina Carter, Hiromi and Andrew Ward.
HOTELS & OTHER VENUES – ALL THE MAJOR VENUES IN NEW ENGLAND AND THE OTHER STATES INCLUDE:
Symphony Hall, the Boston Opera House, The Ritz Carlton, The Four Seasons Boston, 60 State Street skyscraper – State Room in Boston, Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Boston Convention Center, Intercontinental Hotel in Boston, Hyatt Regency Boston, Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Hyatt Boston Harbor, Le Meridien Hotel in Cambridge, The Setai Fifth Avenue in New York, The Fox Hollow in Woodbury, NY, Boston Common Hotel in Boston, The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers in Boston, The Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston, Boston Omni Parker House Hotel, Spinelli’s Function Facility in Peabody, MA, Liberty Hotel in Boston, Waterworks Museum in Chestnut Hill, Commanders Mansion in Watertown, MA, Newton Public Library, Boston Public Library in Boston, MA, Exchange Conference Center in Boston, MA
Hyatt Regency Newport in Newport, RI, International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Omni Providence Hotel in Providence, RI, Belle Mer in Newport, Narragansett Towers in Narragansett, RI, Regatta Place in Newport, RI, Block Island, RI, Newport Beach House in Middletown, RI, Warwick Country Club in Warwick, RI, Crown Plaza in Warwick, RI, Blithewold Arboretum in Bristol, RI, Castle Hill Inn in Newport, RI, Glen Manor House in Portsmouth, RI, New York Yacht Club in Newport, RI, Newport Vineyard in Middletown, RI, Newport Yachting Center in Newport, RI, Fort Getty Pavilion, Jamestown RI, Squantum Association in Riverside, RI, Aldrich Mansion in Warwick, RI, just to name a few not including all the private residences.