The Engagements

"Anthem slayers."

Time Out New York
The Engagements

"Anthem slayers."

Time Out New York

Popular dance music from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s.

The Engagements cover band is an extraordinary New York City band available to hire for your wedding or party.

The Engagements packs the dance floor, bringing an energy that’s "phenomenal," whether performing for weddings, corporate events, private parties, or dances.

"NOT your average, cookie-cutter wedding band."

Lara (wedding client)

A Real Band of Friends

The Engagements 9-piece band (or 11-pieces with horns) is a real band – comprised of a group of friends that have been playing music together for years. Their chemistry is legit. Your guests will agree.

TALKING HEADS // PRINCE // THE CURE // TEARS FOR FEARS // MARVIN GAYE // BOWIE // DEVO // VAN MORRISON // TOTO // THE SUPREMES // JANET JACKSON // FLEETWOOD MAC // DEPECHE MODE // CYNDI LAUPER // THE BEATLES // FRANK SINATRA // THE B52S // & MORE

"They play the music you actually WANT to hear at a wedding."

Caroline Q. (wedding client)

"They play together perfectly."

Emily (wedding client)

The band members’ years-long rapport allows them to dig deep into covers, often playing songs that would be too difficult or complicated for a "weekend-warrior" pick-up band from a wedding band agency.

The Engagements' set lists are full of classic, fun, recognizable songs that haven’t been played to death at weddings.

"SO WORTH IT."

Emily (wedding client)

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How the band describes the music they cover.

"The Engagements covers lots of dance & popular music from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s. (Contact us for our full songlist). We love playing rare soul, new wave, Motown, synth-pop, classic rock, 70s AM Gold jams, 80s one-hit wonders, 90s alternative, 50s & 60s big band hits (Great American Songbook standards), and much more."

The Engagements in Brooklyn, New York, NY
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“The eleven instrument swappers who crowd The Engagements’ stage can do straight-up hits, but they’d rather be rocking ‘This Charming Man’ [The Cure].”

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"The premiere 80’s-covering wedding band."

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About the Band

Bride and Groom dipping at their wedding with band in the background
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Originally created to play at a musician friend’s wedding, the band has since entertained weddings and parties of every size and ilk.  Along the way, The Engagements has built a reputation as a unique, “un-wedding-band” wedding band.

The Engagements band members have played with Big Daddy Kane, Steely Dan, Aloe Blacc, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Jon Batiste, Michael Bublé, French Kicks, Kat Edmonson, Michael McDonald, and more. The Engagements cover band is based in Brooklyn, NY.

Aaron Thurston, the band’s drummer and bandleader, is the owner and creative director of Lucy Music. Aaron also serves as the musical director, producer, and drummer for vintage-pop, Sony recording artist Kat Edmonson.

Rave Reviews

Without a doubt, hiring The Engagements was the best decision we made in our wedding planning. I’m a music lover so once the venue was picked, the band was the next most important decision, as they set the tone for the whole night. The Engagements are talented musicians, often touring artists, who we were lucky enough also do this. They actually agreed to even learn several songs for our wedding upon our request and nailed them! You would think they had performed them for years. All our guests had an amazing time dancing all night. Friends and family, who are musicians, said they were the best band they’ve ever seen at a wedding. After the stress of wedding planning, we were ready to have a good time. Having The Engagements at our reception was the perfect wedding gift to ourselves. They did everything we asked and more. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

Sara

All we can say is WOW. In the weeks leading up to our wedding, The Engagements were extremely responsive and accommodating as far as discussing our song preferences including our "must-plays" and "do-not-plays". The evening and night of the wedding, these guys put on an A+ performance. They expertly shifted between quieter background music for when our guests were seated / eating and then during dance sets, and for the rest of the night following dinner, covered all the 80s songs we wanted to hear. and had all our guests up and dancing They did such an excellent job that our guests were raving about the music afterwards. They really helped set a fun mood for the event and we could not have asked for more. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Alexander

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2020 WeddingWire “Couples’ Choice” Award Winners!

Many, many thanks to all of the clients who said nice things about us online for this!

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A Summer Coastal New England Tent Wedding with The Engagements

“We were touched by how many of our requested songs they played SO incredibly well. Their live performance was HANDS DOWN the best we’ve ever experienced at a wedding.”

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A Brooklyn Warehouse Wedding with The Engagements

“Everyone, all ages (from our 3 year old son to my 84 year old uncle) danced up a storm all night! … The dance floor was packed and there were a lot of sweaty guests 🙂 “

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