This party band consists of 7 instrumentalists and a spectacular Soul Vocal Quartet and Female Vocalist. This all male vocal quartet performs songs that focus on Motown, Funk, Soul, Disco & Contemporary R & B (Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Earth, Wind & Fire, James Brown, Temptations, Usher, Beyonce, Rhianna), while the keyboardist/vocalist, guitarist/vocalist and female vocalist balance the repertoire out with all eras of Rock N’ Roll (Van Morrison, Neil Diamond to Modern English, Madonna, Donna Summer and society music (Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett).
Hello Everyone.... SIDE EFFECT was absolutely terrific!!!!!! I loved having no stage... The dance floor stayed full and rocking until the last note. Thank you for everything and have a great slide into September.
Robin Sonner (Planner)
AMAZING! Everyone LOVED them and they kept the energy and dancing going all night. Also, they were extremely accommodating for my dad’s song. Very memorable for all!
Thank you, thank you!
They were amazing. Everyone commented on how it was such a great party, and I am positive this largely had to do with the entertainment provided by them. Sandy was a perfect point of contact, accommodating and professional. Keith (I believe that was the name of your sound/set-up person) was amicable and on-top of it. We truly enjoyed working together. The transitions were seamless and the mood was upbeat all night. Thank you for a great time. We look forward to working together again.
Nancy Park (planner)
"Just had to send a quick think you for everything this weekend! The musicians were incredible—everyone was raving and it made the wedding that much more perfect! What a weekend! Thank you again for taking such great care of me and as always, looking forward to many more events with the WCM team!!"
I just wanted to send a note to thank you for providing a fantastic band, Side Effect, for my daughter's wedding this past weekend. I am so happy that my son-in-law found this band on your website. Side Effect truly delivered an absolutely fun and entertaining evening for all our guests. They are terrific musicians and singers and made all our guests want to get up and dance the entire night. They interacted with the people on the dance floor and everyone thought they were the best band they have ever heard at a wedding. Please thank all the members of the band for giving us such a special night!
The band was phenomenal. It was the absolute highlight of our event. We have received countless compliments and we look forward to booking them again. They were the life of the party!
Thanks for checking in! You beat me to it! Everything went great on Saturday with Side Effect. Our Clients were VERY happy and the vocal quartet was so impressive! Sandy was a pleasure to work with and very accommodating to all requests. Keith was a really great tech as well and so nice and flexible with the on-site setup. I know the loading dock was a bit tricky for them and took a while to get all items up to the 4th floor. Luckily, everything was set and ready just before doors opened in the ballroom!
They were, universally, considered terrific. Elaine and I have very specific and high standards for R&B/Motown bands (lots of experience) and Side Effect exceeded them all. The audience interaction was exceptional and the vibe was southern wedding perfect. Very many people asked "where did you find this band"?
They were so fabulous! Side Effect followed all the instructions I sent, right down to playing the only modern song I mentioned, Happy. The rest of the songs were Motown or classic rock and I have to say, whenever I fought my way up to the front, it was a great mix of young and old. The band seemed really enthusiastic and fun, but also very professional. I think every one of our guests had a ball. Thank you so much.
I have been meaning to email you! The band was AMAZING! I cannot tell you enough how awesome they were and how much people are talking about them. My only complaint was that they couldn't be louder, but that complaint is directed to the hotel and their sound rules, not at all towards the band ;-) I wish they could've played all night! And please apologize to them for some of my friends taking the stage to sing...hopefully they didn't mind ;-) Thank you for all your help, it was such a great night and the band was a main reason for that!
I just wanted to send you a note of profuse thanks. Side Effect outdid themselves on Saturday and exceeded my wildest dreams. They had the whole room up and dancing from the moment we finished our first dance until the hotel (and most of Beverly Hills) lost power. They kept the tempo upbeat and played fantastic songs. The are a truly talented group. Many of our guests have called and emailed to tell us how wonderful the night was an to compliment the band.
Please pass along our thanks to them for making our wedding reception so fun and memorable.
Amanda & Jesse
The band was SUPERB!! We had a wonderful time!! We'd like to book them again next year. I'll let you know once we nail down a date. Thank you!
Sally Chang - Client
They were spectacular!!! We loved every second of their play time! They rolled with all of our last minute inserts and adjustments in time, albeit they were minimal, but fabulous all the way around!
Sonia Hopkins - Groom
I wanted to just let you know that both bands were absolutely fantastic! The parties were both incredibly enjoyable and successful in large part due to your 2 bands. All the members of each band were so talented and friendly and it was such a pleasure to hear them play and to get to know all of them.
Thanks very much for making thinks work out so well!
We absolutely loved having Side Effect be a part of our wedding - they killed it!
Leda Chang - Bride
The band was super fantastic and everyone loved them. They played through to midnight and did a great job with our group who is very fun and danced the night away - were up on stage and loved every minute - The band seemed very happy to go straight thru because of the energy and fun that was happening.
Thank you so much!
Susan Martin - Director of Events and Social Enterprise
I thought that the band was fantastic! Loved working with them and I
look forward to doing it again!! They were on time, sounded wonderful
and had everyone on the dance floor! Loved it!
Alexandra Kolendrianos - Wedding Planner
The Side Effect Band was incredible for our daughter Natalie's wedding on Saturday. I have personally booked hundreds of bands since my early college days and have heard at least a thousand different groups. The Side Effect Band definitely ranks at the top of the list. Everybody loved them and there were multiple requests to bring them to Springfield for a party at our Country Club.
Mike Ingram - Father of the Bride
We cannot thank you enough for how everything came together with the wedding. The band was AMAZING! Without fail, our guests told us how great the band sounded. Their feelings only echoed our own feelings about the music. They were more than solid. They were truly gracious. And they were more than accommodating. We were THRILLED! We really couldn't have asked for more from them. If we had any regrets, it was only because we had to unplug when we did. Our guests would have danced all night, if given the chance.
Thank you so very much. We couldn't be happier!
Scott & Ronit - Groom & Bride
Here's the important thing: we are so so so grateful for all the AMAZING sound and music at our wedding. Everything was perfect, the orchestra nailed Zeppelin and John Williams with equal poise, and pretty much every one of our 225 guests declared Side Effect the best band they'd ever seen, at a wedding or otherwise.
Again, thank you and everyone at WCM for all you did to make our wedding weekend so incredible.
Rob and Cailin - Groom & Bride
We had an absolute blast last Saturday and couldnt be more pleased with Side Effect! They were absolutely amazing and everyone loved them. My friend wants to hire them for her dad's 70th!
As you know, it takes several elements working together to make a great party; venue, the right combination of people, libations just to name a few. You can have all of these aligned and perfectly situated but without the music you may have many things......but not a party. We had a PARTY at the Forde/Wilson wedding on April 20th, 2012!!!
The band was "Absolutely Great!", "The Best Ever!", "Fantastic!", "Fabulous!", "Unbelievable!" just to name of few of the accolades expressed by our guests. They brought the house down with their amazing sound, incredible vocals and widely varied tunes from the 60's the present day. The appeal of the music across the wide spectrum of our guests taste and preferences had everyone on their feet dancing and having the time of their lives! The crowning touch was the "zoot suits" and the personal interaction of the guys on the dance floor had everyone feeling like family. It was truly amazing to watch!!
Of course, prior to the PARTY, there was the ceremony and the absolutely beautiful job Amy Keyes did with the two solos. Her sound was exactly what Mark and Kelsey wanted. Her soulful rendition of Bridge Over Troubled Water touched the hearts of everyone. I have referred many folks to her YouTube duet with Phil Collins as well as her single Everytime I Close My Eyes. She gathered a boatload of new fans!
Jim, thank you, thank you, thank you to you and everyone who played a part in making this the event of a lifetime for Marc, Kelsey, me and all of our family and friends!
Rita P. Wilson - Mother of the groom
Side Effect was AWESOME!!!! They were amazing. We loved them and so did our guests. I can't tell you how many people came up to me during the reception to tell me how much they loved the band. I would definitely recommend them to friends. Please let everyone know they did a GREAT job. Thank you!!!!!
Chanel - Bride
They were fantastic. All ages dancing and singing non stop. Loved them and everyone was so excited to have live music. They were the best band anyone has seen in years
Jamie - Mother of the Bride
Last night's wedding was spectacular. A large part of this is because West Coast Music and the Side Effect Band were outstanding! Everyone loved the music, all of the singers and musicians were wonderful and everyone had a great time!
Thank you for making Michael and Theresa's wedding an affair to remember.
I look forward to working with you for all of my happy occasions.
Virginia Maas, Mother of the Groom
The band was outstanding!!!!!!!! The guests loved it!!!! Me too.
Can't wait to work with you and Side Effect again.
Paulette Wolf - Paulette Wolf Events & Entertainment
This is the second time I have used your services for the hiring of a stellar band. Once again, you have exceeded my client's expectations! The talent of your band is exceptional but the passion and fun your bands provide is infectious! You can't help but have a great time! An event planner is only as good as the talent they hire. Thanks for helping me make a hugely successful event for yet another client!
Jeni Waters - Event Planner
The wedding was perfect! Every detail was really beyond description. The music could not have been more special..... The processional and recessional had everyone crying. The band in the evening had everyone dancing. The music during cocktails was fun and upbeat. And the singers snaking through the tent singing Stand By Me" was one of my best wedding moments. Perfect! Enjoy the rest of the summer. Thanks so much for making another one of our events so wonderful!"
Mother of the Bride