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Brides and Grooms of New England! Are you ready to make your dream wedding a reality? Do you want a party your guests will rave about for years to come? Closing Time is ready to make that happen with legendary live music & DJ services for your ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing.
We perform regularly at wedding venues across Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and New York. On top of bringing the party to 40+ weddings per year, we also perform weekly to capacity crowds at clubs, colleges, casinos, private events, and corporate functions. Every show is an unforgettable night of entertainment, featuring the greatest hit songs of yesterday and today.
Closing Time is flexible in size, ranging from 5 to 9 musicians. Our popular 7-piece option features: male and female lead vocals, tenor sax, guitar, keyboard, bass, and drums. Trumpet and trombone may be added upon request as well! Our high-energy wedding band is overseen by Owner & Band Manager Ryan Engebretson and our incredible team at Murray Hill Talent.
WEDDING SERVICES OFFERED
Ceremony: Closing Time offers three live music packages for the ceremony: instrumental acoustic guitar, instrumental piano, or instrumental acoustic guitar & piano duo. We also offer DJ services, wireless microphones for the officiant and readers, a sound system so that everything can be heard clearly, and a sound engineer for seamless production.
Cocktail Hour: We offer ten live music packages for the cocktail hour: solo acoustic guitar, solo piano, solo acoustic guitar w/ male vocals, acoustic guitar w/ female vocals duo, acoustic guitar w/ male vocals & percussion duo, acoustic guitar & piano duo, jazz duo (sax & piano), jazz trio (sax, piano & bass), and a jazz quartet (sax, piano, bass & drums). In addition, the band is also available to provide DJ services.
Dinner: The full band performs a fun and relaxing selection of music at a low volume while you and your guests enjoy your meals, ranging from Classic Hits by Frank Sinatra, Elton John and Van Morrison to Modern Hits by Alicia Keys, Chris Stapleton and Ed Sheeran.
Dancing: This is where the party REALLY gets started! Closing Time provides you with upbeat and diverse dance sets, including hit songs from the past 60 years that have proven to be huge “dance floor fillers” and “crowd pleasers”. Our set list includes Modern Hits like: “good 4 u”, “Shut Up and Dance”, “Shake It Off” and “Mr. Brightside”, ‘80s & ‘90s Hits like: “All the Small Things”, “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!”, “You Shook Me All Night Long”, and “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”, Classic Hits like: “September”, “I Will Survive”, “Respect”, “Shout” and the list goes on and on. We customize our playlist to fit your musical preferences! MC and DJ services are provided throughout your reception at no additional charge as well.
They love us. (We love them, too).
Professional and accommodating from start to finish! Murray Hill Talent made it very easy to organize the most important part of our wedding (besides the ceremony). Closing Time Boston absolutely crushed the reception. People who said they never dance got up and joined the packed dance floor because the band was that good. Couldn’t have been happier with our choice!
Closing Time Boston was absolutely incredible for our July 2022 wedding in Poughkeepsie, NY. Our friends had Closing Time Boston at their wedding in September 2019 and once we got engaged and knew we wanted a band, we knew we had to reach out to Closing Time Boston. We loved them as a wedding guest and wanted the same experience for our wedding guests. Cory was super responsive in scheduling and coordinating our day, and the band leader Ryan was super professional and incredible to work with leading up to our big day. They happily made the trek from Boston to Hudson Valley and brought the energy and incredible music that kept our dance floor alive all night long. So many guests and workers at our venue came up to us and said they were one of the best wedding bands they had seen. We had an absolute blast with Closing Time Boston on our wedding day and would absolutely recommend booking them!!
Closing Time was the perfect wedding band! Planning and discussions were stress free and fun, we discussed timelines, names, introductions, ceremony music and most importantly reception music. The entire process was easy and Ryan really made it feel like they were there to make us have a good time. We used them for both our ceremony and reception and both went perfect. Their music, upbeat attitudes and range made sure everyone had a great time and our dance floor was packed from start to finish. They even learned our first song! If you want to have fun at your wedding this is the right band for you!!
Choosing Closing Time was probably the best decision we made in terms of our wedding. The band manager was so responsive to any questions we had and was super helpful with all of the suggestions he made. The band was AMAZING the entire night! We received so many compliments from our guests that night and we still do. We have recommended them to many of our friends and family already and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a live band.
Closing Time Boston performed for our wedding and they were absolutely phenomenal. They played everything we wanted (and nothing we didn’t want) and had everyone dancing the entire evening. They–and Cory at Murray Hill Talent–were also a pleasure to work with, and were very attentive and accommodating throughout the process. We received so many compliments on the band and could not have asked for a better experience. They are worth every penny!!
Closing Time was absolutely phenomenal!!! All of our guests were raving after the wedding about them! The band puts their own special touch on every song! I believe a great wedding is based on how great the band is and they made it incredible! Stop your search now and book this band because they are amazing! We even had adjustments to the set due to the rain and they made the transition from outdoor to indoor with ease. Their sound is top notch!!! I just want to thank the band for making it an easy and perfect day!
Thank you SO much for making our big day so special and unforgettable!! You guys put together a killer set list and it was absolutely perfect! You are such an incredibly talented band and we are still on cloud nine! Thank you so much for making the dance floor so much fun!! EVERYONE commented how amazing you guys were!! Thank you so much again for everything and for making our big day such a blast!
The band, Closing Time, was beyond excellent – band leader also was very helpful throughout the process. He arranged a perfect song list, and everyone at the wedding raved about music. They made our wedding beautiful. Definitely recommend Murray Hill for wedding talent hiring, and definitely recommend Closing Time if live bands are of interest.
We had the pleasure of having Closing Time perform at my daughters wedding this past September 2019. Music is a huge priority for me and our family, and the band was chosen carefully. Ryan and Closing Time did not disappoint. Their energy, & musical talent sent our guests to the dance floor early and often. The dance floor was filled the entire night! I had the unique perspective of having back to back weddings (my son got married last year). And even though, the band we hired were also talented, we had difficulties with changing members, poor communication and lack of flexibility (we used a different entertainment company). We had none of those issues with Closing Time.
From our initial phone call with Ryan, he was enthusiastic about performing, thorough with the planning of the reception, and even promised to learn a new song for our final dance with less than two weeks notice. He was on site to set up early, and the entire band was ready to perform at the end of the cocktail hour. Our guests gave us great feedback on them, and we would not hesitate to hire them again, and/or recommend them to our friends. I hope to hear them again in the future.
What a fantastic night we had at my daughters Kate’s wedding last night. Closing Time is definitely the best band I have ever heard at any wedding I have ever attended. Not only did they keep the party going all night long they we also just a great group of people. We couldn’t have hoped for more. I cannot tell you how many time people came up to me last night to you tell me what a great band they were and asking where did we find them. You are managing a great group. Thanks for all you help. It’s been a pleasure.