Hudson Horns Collective September 2017
I first found Hudson Horns while I was at Radegast Beer Hall one night with my then-fiancé. We didn't even have a wedding date set, but I heard this amazing horn band from the other room and looked at my fiancé and said, "thats our band." I ran up and spoke with Jake, got their card, and booked them for our day. They played our wedding on 9/2/17, and could not have been better!
For us, one of the most important things for our wedding was an amazing, cool band. As music lovers, we really wanted something different, and more interesting and funky and fun than your average wedding cover band. We gave them a Spotify playlist of New Orleansy, bluesy, and 70's funk songs, just as a kind of general inspiration, and they nailed it. They were so fun and groovy and perfect, and everyone was on their feet all night. Our goal for our wedding was a sweaty dance party and we definitely got it.
We also wanted a band that everyone from my 90 year old Grandpa to our crazy, music snob friends would enjoy and dance to, and Hudson Horns did it. My grandpa said it was the best wedding he's ever been to, and so many people came to us throughout the night saying it was the best wedding band they ever heard. One of our friends came up to us and said "this wedding is like a concert." Weeks later, friends and family are still telling us how much fun they had, how they googled the band when they got home, and our engaged friends are all booking them for their days too!
All that said, they also played at a perfect volume and great, appropriate tunes while we were eating dinner and during cocktail hour.
All in all, obviously I can't say enough glowing things about Hudson Horns. Jake was wonderful to work with, and was always very responsive and professional throughout the entire process. Other than marrying my hot husband, they are what I loved most about our wedding!
- Marteal (Bride)
Hudson Horns Brass Parade September 2017
Hudson Horns was hands down the most amazing part of our wedding day. We have had all of our wedding guests still saying "that was a once in a lifetime experience" and "it felt like a movie." Our reception was a 10 minute walk from the ceremony and instead of shuttling everyone in buses I knew it would be faster and more scenic to walk. I wanted to make the walk fun and festive so I contacted Hudson Horns for help. They were amazing. They offered so many great ideas to help collaborate to take 200 out of town guests from one location to another in the busy streets of New York with flair. They even came and met me on site a week before in order to walk the path and talk about songs that would be fun. After my husband and I walked down the aisle, Hudson Horns surprised our guests and started playing. They guided our guests down the aisle and outside to dance on the steps of the church. We then started our procession across Park Avenue, in front of St. Patricks, through Rockerfeller Center and up the escalators to the Rainbow Room while dancing non stop along the way. Hudson Horns kept the party going! It felt like a movie dancing down 5th Avenue with tour buses honking and all 200 of my guests dancing on the street. I would recommend Hudson Horns a thousand times over not only because they know how to keep the energy up, but also because they are reliable, accommodating and all around a wonderful group of artists.
- Whitney (Bride)
Hudson Horns DJ and Brass September 2017
I can't say enough about this band. Prior to the wedding, all of our interactions were pleasant and professional, and Jake and the guys were happy to participate in the planning to ensure our ideas for making the rehearsal dinner and ceremony fun and interactive came to life flawlessly. The actual playing at both events was amazing... Something critical to note: when you book the Hudson Horns, you're not just booking a group of incredibly talented musicians, you're booking a vibe. The vibe these guys bring everywhere they go is palpable. All smiles, killer dance moves, and an interactive experience that will get your grandma on the dance floor. People won't shut up about them, and I mean that in the best way possible.
- Thomas (Groom)
Hudson Horns Brass October 2017
From start to finish, working with Hudson Horns was a breeze. They were the ultimate party/wedding band and exactly what we were looking for! They brought the funk and kept everybody moving. We were particularly impressed with how they balanced keeping everybody entertained with letting our crowd mingle and socialize. Their creative twists and takes on covers are unlike anyone else around. Their second line march through the crowd was a show-stopper and blew our guests minds. The icing on the cake was them arranging a brass band version of one of our favorite songs as a couple. Absolute pros and highly recommended!
- Grant (Groom)