Hudson Horns Collective - Asolo Italy - September 2017
Out of all our priorities for our wedding, MUSIC ranked right at the top. We must have looked at fifty different bands. The Hudson Horns stood head and shoulders above the rest. From their promo video alone, one could see that this was a group of true musicians, of artists, who could take a song and make it their own.
We couldn't wait to see them perform—our expectations were high. And yet they blew us away. Believe me when I say that THIS IS NO ORDINARY BAND. They lifted all of our friends and family off their feet and had them dancing their hearts out, including the ones who CANNOT and DO NOT dance.
For months after our wedding, guest after guest has asked us, "Who was that band?!" And quite a few have gone to see them perform around New York. I recommend you do as well—you'll wonder why I didn't use more caps.
- Wyatt and Julie (Groom & Bride)
Hudson Horns Collective - Brooklyn - 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 Collective - The Hamptons - September 2019
The Hudson Horns were the first vendor we booked for our wedding and we are SO glad we did. After seeing HH perform live at The Django and finding out they did weddings, it was a no brainer. Not only did they completely exceed expectations the night of the wedding (many guests said they were the best band they've heard) but they were an absolute dream to work with! Rachel and team were so accommodating and the musicians themselves were such incredibly nice people. They had the entire party on the dance floor the whole night. Wish we could do it again! I cannot say enough good things about working with Hudson Horns and would find any excuse to work with them again.
- Georgia (Bride)
Hudson Horns Collective - NY - September 2019
I cannot say enough amazing things about the Hudson Horns. My husband had heard them at a bar in Brooklyn long before, and when we realized they did weddings as well it was an obvious choice. Rachel was prompt and informative and SO helpful during the planning process. And day of, everything was absolutely PERFECT. From our parade down the hill from our ceremony to cocktail hour through the entire reception the band had everyone up and dancing the entire time. They happily learned all the songs we needed for our first dance and parent dances and did an amazing job. We are still getting complements from people saying how amazing our band was!!
- Rachel (Bride)
Hudson Horns Collective - Salisbury CT - August 2019
The Hudson Horns knocked it out of the park at our wedding. We have nothing but praise and thanks to give them for making the day a 10/10. The planning: Rachel was extremely attentive and responsive during the entire planning process. She was always willing to hop on the phone and talk through any questions we had. We truly felt at ease with her and knew we had nothing to worry about. The wedding: WOW. Just amazing. The Hudson Horns played during our ceremony, cocktail hour, and the reception. They learned a few songs that were special to us and everything sounded perfect. They even led our guests from the cocktail hour to the reception via brass parade, which was so unique and fun. At the reception, they brought the house down. The dance floor was packed the entire night, and people told us again and again how much they loved the band. We have the HH to thank for keeping the energy high all day long. Thank you thank you thank you! We couldn't recommend them enough. If you're considering the Hudson Horns, JUST DO IT. You will not regret it.
- Kevin (Groom)
Hudson Horns Collective - Charleston South Carolina - May 2019
Hudson Horns is the best wedding band you can hire. Period. I got married in Charleston, South Carolina and as soon as I secured a venue, I started looking at bands. After many Google searches and recommendations from my planner, I still couldn’t find a local band that exceeded my expectations. Most bands that were within driving distance ( mostly Atlanta or Charleston based) we’re extremely skilled in Motown but didn’t have much depth outside of this genre. As soon as I showed the Hudson Horns promo video to my then fiancé, his jaw dropped and he was adamant we reach out to them. We both watched them play at Radegast in Brooklyn and knew they were so skilled in current tunes, but seeing them play some wedding classics really sealed the deal for us. Rachel and Jake were very easy to work with and accommodating. The pianist learned a few new songs for the reception and the entire dance floor went nuts when they played Cardi B. They also did such an a amazing job of reading the room and MCing the entire night. I do believe the responsibilities of an MC can be overlooked but after going to some weddings with minimal direction, a skilled MC/band does make a huge difference. Similarly, Rachel worked with a local audio vendor and I to assure the sound was exceptional. We were able to hear the band perfectly all night long. Hudson Horns was absolutely the best decision of our wedding. We still get compliments about them being the best wedding band and I’m so happy to have such great memories of hearing them play while on the dance floor. Jake and the rest of Hudson Horns- you made my dream wedding day come true. Thank you!
- Emily (Bride)
Hudson Horns Brass - Brooklyn - June 2019
I attended a lot of weddings prior to getting married and the two biggest takeaways(outside of the bride and groom) were always the F&B and music. Knowing that going into planning our wedding was critical, so much so that we decided to book a DJ and a band. In a band, we wanted talented entertainers that could keep a very diverse group on the dance floor. After narrowing our selection down to three bands, Hudson Horns won our hearts because of their level of customer service, talent and having a TUBA player(I was a former tuba player in HS). What a great decision it was! Hudson Horns over delivered leading up to our wedding by asking all the right questions, really honing in the vibe we wanted to created. Fast forward to our wedding and they CRUSHED IT! HH had a 4 piece setup during our cocktail hour which really set the tone. As we moved into our reception, the full band unleashed their sound to our audience and what a sound it was! HH had our guests breaking it down on the dance floor. They took us on a sonic journey through NOLA Funk, Motown and all the other classics that we all know and love. What a band! Highly recommend HH to anyone looking to have a dope band at their event. Can’t beat the group’s professionalism, talent and price point. Heartfelt thank you to HH for making our special day so special!
Hudson Horns Collective - Manhattan - February 2019
The Hudson Horns are pure magic! Highly recommend--so many of our wedding guest said that they were the standout of the night (and we agree!). They got the entire room up to dance--tunes for both young and old (which feels rare for a wedding)--and made the high energy in the room. I can't say enough good things about their group. We hired them for ceremony, cocktail hour (trio), and reception, and it was well worth the price. They are incredible musicians, have excellent taste (and style), and are super professional. Not to mention excellent with a crowd. Our guests couldn't get enough and were literally begging them to keep playing at the end of the wedding!
- Jamie & Evan (Bride & Groom)
Hudson Horns Brass - Manhattan - February 2019
Right when we heard them perform at the Soho House we knew we needed to hire them for our wedding. They always have the whole crowd going the whole time and have a great sense of the room. They even learned a few new songs for us last minute to play during our ceremony which made it extra special. We appreciate how accommodating they were for us and we would highly recommend them. We still have folks texting us about how great the band was and asking for their info. You can't go wrong with them!
- Eric & Stephanie (Bride & Groom)
Hudson Horns Collective wedding June 2018
Now that we are getting back into our normal routines after our honeymoon I have to send you a massive thank you. You guys were so incredible at our wedding we couldn't believe it. We had the absolute best time and I cant thank you enough for how much thought and planning clearly went into every detail.
From the perfectly done ceremony music, to cocktail hour to the first dance songs to all the party music, it was absolute perfection, so much fun and we couldn't have asked for anything more.
When you ended the night with Tweezer reprise, my friends pretty much collapsed on the floor. It was one of the best moments of my life dancing with my friends and family to our favorite song.
We already have a few friends asking for your info and I will continue to refer you to everyone I know. If you ever need a reference or a review written, you know who to ask.
Thank you again for making our wedding so perfect.
- Nicole (Bride)
Hudson Horns Collective wedding September 2018
The Hudson Horns Collective played at our camp wedding in September, 2018. From the ceremony, to the second line, through the reception, they absolutely killed it. They brought exactly the brass/funk sound we were going for with the reception, and they even played some salsa when it was requested by some guests. They kept up an amazing energy and vibe through the whole evening, and were generally a pleasure to work with and so so nice. Every single one of our guests commented on how amazing the band was, and two couples even asked for their details because they wanted to book them as well for their weddings. I can say that booking the Hudson Horns was easily the best decision we made during planning.
- Lara (Bride)
Hudson Horns Collective wedding August 2018
The Hudson Horns were an integral part of our wedding! They were incredible--the songs they learned for us were perfect, and everyone raved about them all night (and now, for months afterwards). We appreciated how they rolled with all that the day brought--impending rain, high winds, and our officiants' last-minute request for them to join in the ceremony game. A massive thanks to the entire Horns team for their professionalism, skill, and good humor -- a rare combination, but a killer one!
- Isaac (Groom)
Hudson Horns Collective wedding July 2018
Having the Hudson Horns at our wedding was easily the best decision we made. Music was such an important part of the wedding for us and we didn't want to go with a typical, cookie-cutter wedding band. When we heard the Hudson Horns live for the first time we knew instantly that they would set our party apart from others and would truly be a standout part of the wedding. It's months later and we still have friends and family compliment us on our choice for wedding band. The Hudson Horns played an amazing mix of old and new songs, fun medley and even some special requests. They learned our musical tastes pretty quickly and we had such a blast partying with them all night long. We used them for not just the reception but for the ceremony and cocktail hour as well. Each section of our special day had a different and unique musical flare. Do yourself a favor and book them NOW !
- Cara (Bride)
Hudson Horns COllective wedding June 2018
We want to thank you for an incredible performance at Joe and Kim’s wedding at the Radnor Valley Country Club. Your performance made the night spectacular and forever memorable. The dance floor was packed the entire night!
Many of our guest came over to us, texted, and called to say how amazing the band was, and we agree, a class act!
- Christine (Mother of Groom)
Hudson Horns Brass Parade -Manhattan- 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 - Massachusetts - 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 - Manhattan - 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)