MIXTAPE is Cover Band 2.0.

Set out to evolve a stagnant industry, MIXTAPE offers a fresh and fetching approach to rocking parties in every way;

from the way they engage with clients, to their look, and most importantly to the songs they play.

MIXTAPE is a disco-free zone with a mantra of "No Bee Gees, no Black Eyed Peas, but everything else is fair game!"  The band's infinite repertoire runs the gamut: Modern indie darlings like Phoenix, MGMT, Arcade Fire and Beck, Motown and Soul classics like Sam Cooke, Etta James, Jackson 5 and Stevie Wonder, Classic and Glam rockers like The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, AC/DC, and Queen, ’80s and New Wave gems like Hall & Oates, The Cure, Billy Idol and Talking Heads, ’90s and grunge favorites like Weezer, Pavement, The Pixies and Nirvana, and those special pop hits that we can all agree are awesome like Paul Simon, Bruno Mars, Daft Punk and, of course, Whitney Houston. 

“Mixtape played my wedding. No, mixtape ROCKED my wedding. They’re true professionals, a total blast, and really know how to make a celebration as joyous as it can be.”
— Will P.

Photo Credit: Chellise Michael Photography

On the scene since 2011, the band has attracted the attention of VOGUE, earned "Best of the Knot" in Manhattan in 2013, 2015, 2016 & 2017 as well as WeddingWire’s Couple’s Choice 2015, 2016 & 2017, blogged for Huffington Post Weddings, and has appeared in New York Magazine, BRIDES, Modern Weddings, Style Me Pretty, WellWed, Loverly, Brooklyn Bride, Green Wedding Shoes, Carats & Cake, the Knot, Martha Stewart Weddings and USA TODAY. They even rocked the 2013 US Open and appeared on PIX11 News!  Feel free to check the "News" page for postings about public performances.

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“I can say that working with Mixtape was one of the easiest and most spiritually sound decisions we made during our planning process. They made it more than a party, more than a ritual, more than a carrying on of tradition; they made it the kind of transcendent coming-together of souls that everyone wants their wedding to be.”
— Ryan W.

A little about us...

Credit: Dave Rasura and Luis Aguirre

Credit: Dave Rasura and Luis Aguirre

Andrew Neesley, who transcribes and arranges our songs, has arranged and played on three Grammy-nominated albums, and Jeremy Viner, who leads one of our bands, plays on a Grammy-nominated album as well. 

(We are no joke.)

MIXTAPE rejects racism, homophobia, xenophobia, sexism and bigotry of any kind. #Resist  

See what some of our awesome clients have to say:

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“They sounded fantastic from start to finish. The mix of motown, classic rock, newer hits and indie music had something for everyone. I think some of the older guests danced more than our younger friends did!”
— Alex H.

Photo Credit: Chellise Michael Photography

The band’s most basic six-piece configuration includes female vocalist, male vocalist and rhythm guitarist, lead electric guitarist, electric bassist, keyboardist and drummer. From there, MIXTAPE can add strings and horns for a fun and full sound and look. The band is comprised of conservatory graduates so you’re getting the cream of the crop with the chops to back it up!

“Our guests were on their feet from the minute the music started and didn’t leave the dance floor all night long. I cannot say enough about how amazing it was to have them at our wedding. If your band is a priority, you can’t go wrong with Mixtape. They were a dream”
— Chelsea R.

Photo Credit: Chellise Michael Photography

“Our guests came up to us through the night telling us how fantastic they were and they have never heard a wedding band quite like them.”
— Trindy A.

We're all working musicians outside of MIXTAPE, with our own projects and as sidemen/women with other artists (and often with each other in the band Jesus on the Mainline, among others) and through our personal careers we've played big New York venues like Bowery Ballroom, Joe's Pub, Mercury Lounge, Terminal 5, Brooklyn Bowl and Gramercy Theater as well as television shows like the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Show with Dave Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Ellen, Fuze and Saturday Night Live, and great gigs outside of NYC like Fuji Rock, Wells Fargo Arena, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center.

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It’s evident hearing this band that all the musicians studied music and aren’t just doing this to make a few extra bucks. They sounded so tight and crisp that you would think they have been playing together for decades...I contribute a lot of the success of my wedding experience (before and during) to Mixtape. I myself, and all of the guests, young and old, danced our asses off all night and that’s exactly what I wanted.
— John D.