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Testimonials from Brides & Grooms


Here's some selected quotes from the Thank You letters and emails we've received from Brides & Grooms, Parents, and other folks at the wedding receptions we've played.



This band was simply amazing!!! They were so easy to work with, and we did some things that were out of the ordinary. We gave them our list of special songs, and they came through with everything sounding wonderful! So many of our guests told us how great the band was. Book them ASAP if you want to have a night of fun and dancing, as well as a stress-free planning process (at least for the entertainment part of your wedding).   :) 
- Max & Greg (August 2016)
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THANK YOU so much for making our wedding such an incredibly fun and magical evening! We have gotten nothing but rave reviews about you from all of our guests, our photographers, AND our venue! You kept the party going all night long with your music and fantastic energy--our guests barely sat down! Marisa's parents already received a phone call Sunday morning from a couple who wants to hire you for all for their daughter's wedding.  
We couldn't be happier with how the evening went. You all were a big part of it.  We wish we could go back and do it all over again! 
- Marisa & Kevin (July 2016)
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My Father was more than impressed, as were all of our guests! This will lead to some of our friends booking for future weddings too! We had so much fun and cannot wait to dance to your music again! Thanks for helping out during the whole process and for truly rocking. You brought our wedding to the next level! 
- Molly & Jake (June 2016)
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Choosing Hoi Polloi was the best wedding decision we made! After all, music really sets the tone for the whole entire evening. Jim, our contact, was an absolute pleasure to work with. They are full service, accommodating us with a DJ when the band went on break and music during the cocktail hour and very reasonable with their prices. The variety of music was amazing, they hit every genre. People actually came up to us and said we had the best song list they have ever heard at a wedding (and we had to admit we had absolutely nothing to do with it, the band deserved all the credit). The dance floor was packed all night, my feet had the blisters to prove it! The raving compliments we have received from guests were overwhelming, a few people did not realize it was a band at first because they sounded SO good. I think it is a true testament to the band when people leave another wedding at the hotel to crash our wedding and dance to the music."
- Nicole & Billy (November 2015)
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My husband and I were so thrilled to have found a band like Hoi Polloi. They were amazing to work with prior to the wedding and very accommodating. They have an extensive playlist of songs to chose from and they even learned a few for our wedding! The dance floor was filled the whole time with all of the guests dancing. Everyone commented on what a great band they are. Hoi Polloi is a must have if you are looking for a band for you wedding!
- Marisa and Bryan (October 2015)
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I can certainly speak for both of us in saying that you made our wedding the most amazing night of our lives and every single person that came up to us expressed their utmost appreciation for just how good you guys are. We got more compliments about the band, music selection, and general fun-ness of the entire night -- that we lost count. I had forgotten so many of the songs we selected and was so surprised at just how smoothly the entire night went. The Muppet theme song and our first song will always be at the forefront of my memories because I honestly don't think I'll ever be able to stop thinking about how special those moments were. 

We have so many friends getting married and many are freshly engaged so I'm sure they don't have music planned yet. My dad was the original one to suggest you from seeing you other weddings, and I can all but guarantee that you will be called upon when the next siblings get married.

Thank you again for making our night so incredibly special! We will be bragging about you to everyone we know we a very long time!

The happiest of happy couples,

- Dan and Melanie (October 2015)

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It's been a month since our wedding at Mayfair Farms and I am STILL hearing rave reviews about Hoi Polloi. That's no surprise - the entire group absolutely killed it on stage! The dance floor was full the whole night and they played the perfect blend of new and older music to appeal to everyone at the wedding. Hoi Polloi played my brother's wedding 7 years ago and others that I have attended, so I certainly knew they would be awesome (as they always are) - but they went above and beyond and just blew me away! Jim was so helpful and supportive in the planning process, answering all of my questions, making lots of suggestions and generally being wonderful to work with in every way.

If you're looking for a band that will get your guests on the dance floor rocking and rolling all night, look no further than Jersey's Own Hoi Polloi!

- Amanda & John (September 2015)
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We saw Hoi Polloi perform at a friend's wedding and knew right away that we had to get them for our wedding. They played a great variety of songs that kept all the guests dancing all night long. Jim was great to work with and was very quick to respond and work with us to make sure our wedding turned out the way we pictured it. The band also learned a few songs for us. Wedding guests are still telling us how great the band was at our wedding. They are highly recommended!

- Erin & Rob (August 2015)
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Hoi Polloi played at our wedding on August 1, 2015, and we couldn’t be happier with our decision to choose them. Jim and the band were absolutely amazing! From start to finish, they had our guests up and dancing, and were just as excited to be there as we were. Throughout the year while planning our wedding, we were in contact with Jim to make sure everything was perfect for our special night. They were willing to do anything they could to make sure our night was just what we dreamed about. They learned a few new songs for us and played two mash-ups that I had requested. Which turned out to be incredible! One was a mash-up with my father, and the other was a special dance with my two-year-old niece and the children in attendance at the wedding. Both dances turned out just as I imagined and were flawless. All of our guests, both young and old, raved about how they were the best wedding band they have ever heard! Guests of all ages were up dancing the ENTIRE night! My parents and in-laws keep getting phone calls about how amazing the wedding was, always starting with the band! We highly recommend them for your wedding, or any event you may need. I know that most people choose a DJ for their wedding, but that is a mistake. Hoi Polloi is just so much better than a DJ and made our night so personal. We love you Hoi Polloi! :)

- Lisa & Glen (August 2015)
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You guys rocked at our wedding and you made our day so much more memorable than it was already.  In the six months since our wedding, people continue to talk about how awesome the band was.  In fact, it's usually the first thing people mention.  (Katie and I are starting to think our friends and family like you guys better than us.)

You and your bandmates went above and beyond to make our wedding special and we will continue to recommend you to anyone who will listen to us.  We hope to catch one of your shows in the near future and maybe we can all have a drink together.  I don't think that happened at the wedding!

- Anthony & Katie (August 2014)
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OMG thank you guys so much!!! The band was amazing!!! I have never danced so much in my life. Thank you for making our wedding so special and amazing!
- Lauren & Mike (Jan 2014)
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This band was extremely professional, organized, easy to contact, quick to respond and very very flexible! From the moment we booked them till the moment before the wedding they were accessible and able to make changes on the fly!! Now when they started playing at the wedding I fell in love with them all over again!! They play to the crowd...I come from a huge Irish Catholic family who loves loves to dance and when I tell you their was no one at their tables for me to thank it was because all 155 people were up on the dance floor unable to stop dancing because these guys played THE VERY BEST music I have ever heard!! I only sat down to eat and the rest of the time I was dancing...and I drank A ton of water!! At the end of the night we were partying and dancing and having a great time...my parents and I wanted to keep it going for another hour...and they couldn't be happier to oblige..it was if they were an extension of our guests that still wanted to hang and play because they saw how happy they had made everyone with their music and personalities! Please book these guys they are amazing and will surprise you at how great they can sense and feel a crowd!!! Excellent job guys!!!!!! Best day of my life! 
- Scott & Sheila (Oct 2012)

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Wow! You were so terriffic, totally awesome, boundless energy, and seriously made Caitlin & Chad's wedding the event of the decade! Everyone in attendance commented on the "fantastic band" and especially how amazing the female vocalist was! We'll see you soon at a gig! 
- Colleen (Mother of the bride at Caitlin & Chad's wedding, August 2011)
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Meg & Josh (Oct 2010)

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Honestly, we couldn't have asked for a better wedding. The amount of compliments to you guys was amazing, everyone loved you as much as we did. We want to thank you for being so wonderful to work with. We can really tell that you love what you do and it certainly came out that evening. I honestly could go on for pages about how wonderful you guys were, we believe that music is one of the most important components to ensure everyone has a great time, and we couldn't have had a better band!!! We both thank you all for the bottom of our hearts and I wouldn't be surprised if you do not get a few calls of interested people who attended our wedding. 
- Meghan & Gary (Sept 2009, Red Bank, NJ)
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I've been on Hawaii time for the last couple of days, but I just wanted To say again how great you guys were. There were plenty of people inquiring about the band. In fact my cousin told us that he wants hoi polloi For his wedding in September! All the best. 
- Jim G. (Groom from Oct 2008)
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I really want to thank you and the band for the most fabulous time on our wedding night. You far exceeded any of our expectations and ensured a wonderful time for all, many of whom gave you rave reviews and even requested a CD. Your version of  These are the Days was unbelievable, in fact that is what Ty and I talked about as we danced to it. I had the best time at my own wedding and it was because I was having such a great time dancing with my friends and family, along to your great entertainment. I just can't say enough how great it was, and how thankful I am that we had you there! Ty is already talking about us coming to see the band play this coming summer! Thank you again! 
- Anne & Ty (Oct 2008 at Stirling Mansion, Reading PA)

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You were INCREDIBLE!  Everyone raved about the music and we totally agree.  The food and venue are important, but the music seals the deal.  Thanks for helping make the wedding such a success.  As I told you that night, can't wait for our daughter to get a boyfriend and get married so we can do it again.  Thanks again.
- Paula & Ken (Parents of the Groom  - Oct 2008 at Westin Hotel, Morristown, NJ)

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Adam and I said from the start that you were the most pleasant and receptive vendor we worked with.  I wish we could have hired a photographer with your people skills!!  We had an awesome night and loved that our guests were so into the music. You guys are so talented and know how to please a crowd!  The "Irish Eyes" rendition was perfect and I wasn't aware of the Mexican love song encore - too funny!  You'll never forget us just from that song alone!  I will most certainly hold your contact information as I plan to tell everyone what a great band you are. I really appreciate you allowing Adam's friend's band to play-once again displaying how flexible you guys are.  Thanks for always responding to my emails/phone calls/questions promptly and professionally.  Adam and I will be checking your website to watch for shows you play in our area.  Please pass on my message to all the other members. 
PS: So happy we decided to add Sue - She was great! 
- Emily & Adam (July 2008 at Merrimakers by the Sea, Sea Bright NJ)
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THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR A GREAT NIGHT!!  You guys made the night.  Your name is definitely floating around amongst our family and friends...everyone said that they have not heard that great of a band at a wedding and how you guys had EVERYONE on the dance floor.  You probably are not aware, but the dance floor was shaking from all the people on it.  James and I and my parents could not have been more pleased from start to finish. My dad and I wanted to give you guys extra because you all worked so hard. Thanks again from the bottom of our hearts.  We hope to see you guys soon and will continue to spread your name to everyone.   
- Kim & James (August 2008, Eagle Oaks Golf Course & Country Club, Farmingdale NJ)
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I will send a more formal thank you when we return from the honeymoon.  You guys were fantastic!  Everyone completely enjoyed everything.  I have gotten several comments about the impromptu singing while you guys were packing up – It was the favorite part of the night for one of my friends.  Everyone thought that was very cool.  I have gotten several inquiries on you guys and will absolutely pass on all information.  If we ever have a party at our house, I will be sure to hire you guys….maybe for my 40th which will be here before I know it. I got several comments on how many instruments your female lead (don’t mind the fact that I am totally spacing her name right now – I am still trying to recover) played….they were all really impressed by that! She was great as were all of you. Thanks for everything!!
- Shannon & Richard (September 14, 2007 at Wadsworth Mansion, Middletown CT)
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We had a blast and everyone we talk to now talks about how awesome the band was.  And awesome is definitely an understatement. You guys were unbelievable.  You kept the music going and everyone dancing and the playlist was awesome. Everything flowed.  We couldn't be happier with the selection of your band to play at our wedding. We are definitely going to check your public schedule and check you out locally.  We may even bring some friends because I am sure there are people that want to hear you guys again.  We will definitely see you again.
- Matt & Adrian (Oct 2007 Mayfair Farms, West Orange, NJ)
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After speaking to you, I went to see Lou (the owner of the catering hall).  He told me that he was very impressed, almost never accepts cards from entertainment, and was happy to show me the fat stack that he had from Hoi Polloi, and said he'd start using them immediately. During dinner, I asked my Dad what he thought of the band - he came over and demanded to know who chose the music selection.  Mel and I reluctantly admitted to approving everything - he said that he "LOVES every one of these songs", and thought it was great. Melanie wanted a band - I didn't UNLESS it was the right band. That night made up my mind, it's the night that sealed the deal for us - I was glad that others were able to experience how special you guys can make it. Thanks for everything - please share with anyone who is on the fence like I was. We'll see you and the guys down the road..
- Dan & Melanie (May 2007)
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Hi hi hi! Just home from Aruba, and could barely get vacation laundry done for all the phone calls coming in welcoming us home and the absolute RAVING about what a great band you are. All I've heard is comments like, ...the most romantic wedding, ...the most fun wedding.....the greatest band etc.   Nothing but compliments and ongoing excitement. Thank you for being the one who was so wonderful to work with.  This was all new and unexplored territory and you were so great.  I've been telling everyone that you were so happy to cooperate with my ideas and learn songs, make suggestions, come through in a "last minute" pinch, and just plain put your whole hearts into it,  etc...  I can't wait to get to work Wed and hear all the buzz for myself. I can't wait to see you guys again anytime.  A lot of people who never heard you before can't wait to see you play at the bars now. You are all obviously part of a very special memory that we will all have forever.   Peace…
- Al & Laurel (September 2007, Sea Bright, NJ)
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Thank you so very much for the integral part you played in our beautiful wedding day. The dance floor throughout our entire wedding was filled with people enjoying themselves. You brought such an energy to The Chanticler, and you had such a great sound. You all were a pleasure to work with, and we could not have been happier with Hoi Polloi for our wedding.
- Annmarie & Steve (June 2006)