The band was just as great as we thought they would be, and then a lot more! I think the only thing I heard more compliments about besides how pretty the bride was, was how great Java was. The read the room and played a perfect mix so that all ages pretty much stayed on the dance floor and danced with a partner a group, or alone-just enjoyed that music so much.
They are consummate pros that needed no cues. Java learned the throne room song from the original Star Wars score for the bride & grooms entrance, and just killed it. They sounded like the orchestra film score. So many die hard fans are among their friends that everyone was cheering (and jealous of, I think) our shy couple. For the couple's entrance to the dining room, they played "When the Saints go marching in," and gave the quiet pair a rousing welcome with clapping hands without a word being said. Finally, the Bride is from Manila, The Philippines, and her dad is extremely shy, and insecure about his English. But I found out his favorite song was "Crazy" of Patsy Cline fame. They played it, I asked him to dance, and we two people from different sides of the globe were singing and dancing together, bonding and having a wonderful time. His American relatives were happily amazed & said we really got to him with that. And the New York relatives were amazed at their Hava Nagila with perfect ethnic connection.
There are glitches with every wedding, I know, but not a single misstep from this group. I would highly recommend them for their musical performance, and dedication to making our wedding uniquely wonderful for us.
Thanks so much for your help, and for our good fortune to get Java at the heart of our wedding memories.
Mother of the Groom
My husband and I had our wedding in Charleston on the weekend of the big Hurricane Matthew. We were worried that all of our events would be cancelled and that the band would be unable to make it to play at our reception. However, the weather cleared in time, and the band made an incredible effort to drive many hours to be there for us. On top of that, once they arrived, they put on the most amazing show. We could not have had a better time! We and our guests stayed on the dance floor for essentially the whole reception. I really cannot say enough about the quality of their sound and the incredible vibe they bring to the crowd. I HIGHLY recommend this band for really any event, and I had multiple friends request their info as well. You will not be disappointed if you go with Java. They are the best!
Best Wedding Band Ever
We wanted to let you know we LOVED having you guys at our wedding two weekends ago. Everyone we have talked to also loved you guys and commented on how much fun you were! Our only complaint was we wish it were longer :)
Thanks so much for putting on a fantastic "show" and if there is anything we can do to spread the word about you guys, please let us know!
-Eric and Kelli-
Bride and Groom
Thanks for all of your help getting Java for our wedding. They. Killed. It. We loved them and everyone at our reception commented on how awesome they were. It was one heck of a party.
-Jennifer & Taylor-
Bride & Groom
I cannot thank you enough for recommending Java Band to us for our Bridal Event.
First of all- You could not meet a nicer group of people. The guys are professional, super friendly, and really focused on creating a celebratory atmosphere our guests loved. As if that was not enough! The band was ROCKING! They tapped right into our group’s musical preferences across the generations – from Motown to Bruno Mars- our guests loved it! Everywhere I looked- people were lip syncing the lyrics and swaying to the music! They were truly fantastic and defiantly a band I’d be thrilled to work with again.
Again, thanks so much for your expertise!
WOW! We had such a great experience with the Java band. They were absolutely amazing...playing exactly what the crowd wanted to hear. No one left the dance floor all night! I still have people telling me how much they loved the band we had. Thanks for all of your help and I'll be sure to recommend you to other people!
This is Chelsea the bride, I cannot sing the Java bands praises enough! They were the most amazing, fun, engaging band ever. All of our guests were on the danced loot as soon as they started, which is what we hoped for. They made our night so fun and everyone at all different ages absolutely loved them! In fact I think some other friends that are engaged got their card bc they want them at their wedding now. They were the best! Thanks for everything.
The Java Band was FANTASTIC!! So many of our Guests commented on how wonderful the Java Band was. One guest- my brother- in -law-- said that he noticed some folks could not even sit still while eating at the tables because the music was so great! They truly gave it 100% and we could not have been more pleased. We would recommend the Java Band for anyone who is planning a big event.
They were absolutely AMAZING!!!!!! Thanks so much for your help. We loved them. They made the reception incredible. Everyone was on the floor dancing! So so great.
Natasha, Java Band was the best ever!!!!!! I have three sons and they all were just blown away. They were so kind to everyone. Very professional and very entertaining!!!!!!! It was a fabulous night. Could not have ask for a better band!!!!!!
They were amazing!!!! Everyone loved them! They are so talented and really get the crowd going... Their rendition of purple rain was amazing! I want to get married again just to have them perform!
Best ever! They tore it up! I was impressed with their energy and professionalism. The perfect choice! Thanks so much for making this happen. You should expect us to come calling to provide music for next year's Prom. Thanks again!
I cannot tell you how much we enjoyed Java Band. They were the best wedding band I have ever heard! They were great, because my husband is a musician, and they let him and his band play on their equipment for a couple of songs. It made the reception very unique. We absolutely loved them!
Talk about a memorable night! The band joined the guest on the dance floor all night playing a variety of music, and keeping everyone wanting more! The energy in the room was fantastic; from the moment they started playing, everyone crowded the dance floor. We kept getting compliments about the band all night long. They were seriously amazing, I couldn't have asked for a more perfect night! When the night ended people didn't want to leave the dance floor. The smiles on everyones faces in all of the pictures were priceless!
If you are looking for a band that interacts with the crowd, plays a variety of amazing music, and is super easy to work with... This is the band for you! (We added a female vocalist for the evening, and she did an amazing job... highly recommend adding her!) Thanks again Java for helping create memories that will last a lifetime! Cheers!
BEST BAND EVER
I wanted to let you know that the JAVA Band put on a great performance Saturday night. I have gotten a lot of compliments on them. Thank you for suggesting them for our event.
Charleston School of Law Gala
Java was beyond fantastic! Thanks to them, our guests had the best time, and all I have heard was how fun and amazing the band was. They were charismatic, entertaining and oh-so-talented -- not to mention incredibly accommodating and easy to work with. Our friends and family were on the dance floor from start to finish, and they played all our favorite numbers perfectly. Best night of our lives, thanks to Java. We would absolutely recommend them to anyone!
Again, great recommendation, and thank you so much for all your help! Hope to be in touch again for future events.
I just wanted to send all of you a quick note and thank you so much for all the hard work and effort you placed into making my wedding the best day of my life. It was more than I ever could have dreamed of and so much more. If there is anything I can do to help your business like a write a review etc. Please let me know because I would love to promote your business in any way I can. Thanks again! Also if you want to post any pics or video from my wedding please do so! Thanks again much love
Chris - Sorry that I'm just getting around to emailing you. I really wanted to email you the morning after the wedding to let you know that Java Band was GREAT! I heard so many compliments from guests on the band and how fun they were and how good their music was. Everyone in the band was super nice and super flexible. I had some time to talk to Noble while they were there and he was awesome as well.
I've actually already recommended them to my friend Ashley who is getting married in October. I'm trying to convince her to book them because it was just such a good party.
I really can't say enough good things about them. Hopefully they enjoyed themselves as much as we did - they seemed to.
Andrew B. (June 9th, 2012)
It's unfathomable to think there is a better band out there! They were amazing. They not only took the time to work with my wife on learning several new songs ( they played them better than imaginable on such short notice), they made it to an island only accessible by ferry during a Hurricane without a single complaint. They were what all of our guests raved about hours after the reception and still today! One of them told me the lead singer puts Cee-Lo to shame. Everyone was dancing all night long.
I would recommend them to anyone!
Cameron Y. (October 27th, 2012)
Just wanted to write in and let you know how AWESOME the Java Band was for us this past Saturday night at our Cotillion dance. In my 13 years as a member, I have no hesitation in saying that they are the best band we have had since I have been attending. They were spot on in every aspect and had our members up on the dance floor at an early point in the evening. Also appreciated was the fact that they only took 1 break! Compliments all around on The Java Band. I just hope they're available next year! Thanks.
Alderman M. (1/26/13)
We hired the Java Band for our wedding in June. I've never heard so many wedding guests throw around the phrase, "best wedding band ever." And in my opinion, they were perfect. People started dancing before dinner, took a brief break to eat, and continued until the music stopped. The band was very accommodating all night, even as guests made a number of trips to the stage to "help" with the performance (which was hilarious). I wholeheartedly recommend them.
Dan T. (June 8th, 2013)
OH. MY. GOSH.
I cannot express to you our happiness with Java. I am still receiving compliments from our guests and Charlie and I still discuss what a perfect fit to the night they were. We and our guests had a blast with them. What a great group and such a pleasure to work with! I cannot extend enough compliments to them - such a joy and WOW, so extremely talented. Couldn't have asked for a better group. Will continue spreading their name and recommend them to all of our friends!
And thank you for everything! We appreciate your last minute help. Things happen for a reason, and this was certainly one of those times - couldn't have imagined the reception without them.
Thank you, Ellie!
Erin L. (August 17th, 2013)
This is Christie Brough, now Secrest! I have been meaning to email for quite some time to tell you that the band you recommended, Java Band, was AMAZING! We really wanted a fun, party atmosphere for our reception and they exceeded every expectation we had in terms of music. Our guests were constantly telling us how phenomenal they were and many people used the phrase "best wedding band ever." We honestly could not have imagined a better band. They were super friendly and very easy to work with. They played for 2+ hours straight without even stopping for a break! All of the wedding guests (young and old) hit the dance floor. They honestly made our wedding night! My cousin says that they compare every wedding band since our wedding to Java Band and no one comes close. Honestly, even this raving review does not do them justice! People just need to take my word and book them!
Thanks again! Christie S. Bride- 6/15/13 Davidson, NC.
I am so sorry that I was unable to say goodbye last night. I just wanted you all to know how INCREDIBLE you were. I mean really...stand out performance. I see a lot of bands, and I was extremely impressed. Plus you were all so sweet. :) Hope to work with you all again soon!
Tara J. (Jan 3rd, 2014)
Sorry for my delay.... Java Band was AMAZING! Really, completely surpassed all expectations and really made the night. We just got some pics and I'll send a few along that show how much fun the group was having. They were so easy going and sounded great; I'm hopeful you'll get more business b/c all the guests were raving and I know my aunt grabbed a business card:) Please pass along our thanks and praise to the group- couldn't be happier with how the music sounded and set the tone for the party portion of the evening. We appreciate your follow-up and will definitely let you know of any future entertainment needs.
Leslie M. (Jan 3rd, 2014)
JAVA was absolutely the perfect fit for our wedding! We had over 220+ people in attendance and we constantly received comments on how wonderful they did! They kept everyone on their feet and the energy was simply fantastic. Thank you for making our wedding so special, so memorable, and somehow a night of cardio, because I was sore the next day from dancing so much! I'd recommend Java to anyone else out there. I can't wait to see the video!
- Niki and Michael P. (March 8th, 2014)
Bride & Groom
Bride & Groom
JAVA Band was awesome! All of our guests agreed that they were the best wedding band they had heard. I'm already trying to think of a party I can plan in order to book them again. They were so easy to work with and accommodated all of my special requests- 3 special songs, singing during cocktail hour...I could go on and on! They really did make our reception a night we will never forget! Thank you so much for the great recommendation!
Lauren D. (March 15th, 2014)
Java band was far beyond amazing!! Within 30 minutes if the reception beginning, people were already commenting on them. They kept us dancing and singing late into the night. No one wanted them to stop playing! I couldn't have asked for a better experience!
Laura S. (April 26th, 2014)
First of all Sarah and I can't thank you guys enough for how great of a job you did. Thank you for being so accommodating on our requests, it made our night very memorable. We heard nothing but great feed back from everyone at the reception and everyone had a great time.
Josh W. (June 14th, 2014)