Having Mixtape: A Cover Band for Hipsters was like having a concert at my very own wedding. From the moment they started playing the dance floor was packed and didn’t empty until the venue had to kick us out! They played the most epic Hora we had ever been a part of as well as tons of our favorite songs. We are still getting messages from our guests about how much they loved this band and my husband and I would have to whole-heartedly agree.
Chellise Michael Photography
It is a pleasure working with Mel. She is professional, kind, passionate about her work, and really makes an effort to get to know her clients. When I worked a wedding with Mixtape they not only got all the guests dancing and having a blast, but she was able to navigate the special needs of my client like a surprise musical montage by her family and an amazing Pearl Jam performance by the BRIDE. The band orchestrated all these elements while keeping an amazing flow throughout the night. It was Mel’s organization and attention to detail leading up to the event that really contributed to the smooth execution of the wedding. I was so impressed. The evening was flawless and the guests were sweaty and wild by the end of the night. Goal achieved! They are not your typical straight-laced wedding band - they are a normal band - your wedding is like a cool concert.
Photo by Dave Rasura and Luis Aguirre
One of the extra nice things about Mixtape is that they can perform the music for your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception, which is what I booked. This saved money and made things a bazillion times easier to coordinate. They have a wide variety of options as the musicians are music degree holders. I had an acoustic guitarist for my ceremony who did an amazing instrumental version of the beatles and sinatra. I then had a jazz trio play during the cocktail hour, which set a nice mood for all the guests mingling and eating hors d’ourves. During dinner, the band played a specified set of more low key songs. Afterwards, I picked out mostly very upbeat and dancy songs that everyone was able to really rock out to. If you are considering booking mixtape, then you should stop thinking about it and contact them immediately since just chatting with Melanie will make you want the band’s easy going attitude and fast paced energy to infiltrate your wedding day.
Three Nails Photography
I so enjoyed working with MIXTAPE, from all our emails back and forth up to the wedding day, which flowed flawlessly. The music was exceptional, so perfect for this wedding, and given the dance floor was packed like sardines, I say it was a grand success!
Lisa Rigby Photography
Mixtape are a bunch of music school grads and music industry lifers, and total pros to boot. They were there on time to soundcheck, and they were great about answering our many questions about schedules, setlists, price and whatnot. And they nailed every single song we asked of them, even Janelle Monae’s “Tightrope,” which could not have been easy. They helped turn our wedding to a party that our friends will never forget, and I am sure they would do the same for you and yours.