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Headliner has officially launched in New York City! Looking for New York City bands for hire? We've curated the perfect list of acts within the Tri-state area for you!

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    • Dj Transaction

      DJ act for hire
      I believe I have the best song selection and transitions. For this reason its why I was booked at some of NYC's hottest night life spots including: The VNYL, Rosehill HGU, MateGrace Hotel pool Bar, Rivington Hotel, High Bar, 230 fifth rooftop, Ophleia, Revolution Music Hall, Little Field, and ...
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      Fee from US$100
    • Aristo Strings NYC

      Quartet act for hire
      Aristo Strings NYC is a network of professional musicians who have received extensive training from prestigious conservatories such as The Juilliard School, The New School, Manhattan School of Music, and NYU. Our artists perform a variety of music genres for occasions such as corporate events, ...
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      Fee from US$250
    • Goddess Lakshmi

      Band act for hire
      Indy blues rockers Goddess Lakshmi cut their teeth for one and a half years with a weekly residence at the rough and tumble Paris Blues in Harlem NYC. They have performed throughout New York City at venues that include; the historic Bitter End, The Mercury Lounge, Pianos, Parkside Lounge, Spike ...
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      Fee from US$500
    • Kyla Quinn & Her Boyfriends

      Band act for hire
      Kyla Quinn & Her Boyfriends embody the essence of vintage jazz especially in the style of Billie Holiday. They portray the American Songbook in an intimate and emotional fashion that will intrigue audiences. Kyla's warm singing tone, sensitivity, and power balances beautifully with the ...
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      Fee from US$500
    • Africarib SteelDrum Band

      Trio act for hire
      The 2008 featured Steel Drum Band at the US Open, AfriCarib also appeared in Law & Order Criminal Intent in 2010. We are a Soca, Reggae, Calypso, and Steel Drum Music Band. We play in different venues as well as for weddings, cocktail hours, clubs, private parties, corporate functions, schools, ...
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      Fee from US$800
    • UpFront

      Band act for hire
      Upfront is a band of professional musicuans with state-of-the-art equipment who deliver all songs and performances with the audience in mind. Our sets and song list cover everything from swing classics to contemporary pop.
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      Fee from US$800
    • Rich Barry

      Solo act for hire
      The last direct pupil of Andrés Segovia praised Rich Barry as "a truly innovative musician of the 21st century". He has been interviewed on WYPR 88.1 NPR News with Tom Hall "The Art of The Classical Guitar", "In Concert" on DC TV, "Hello Baltimore" on FOX45 and for music segments on WGAL TV, ...
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      Fee from US$800
    • The Commotions

      Band act for hire
      The Commotions are an 8-piece Motown band hopping between NYC stages. We were born in April 2017, we never forget to group hug, and our first word was "GOT DAMN." "It's what's in the groove that counts... In Motown sessions, feel always superseded everything else.."
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      Fee from US$1000
    • Guilty Pleasures

      Band act for hire
      Guilty Pleasures is an instant party, pop/rock band. We pride ourselves on reaching deep into the musical archives and playing all the songs you forgot you love! With a diverse repertoire including everything from the Beach Boys to the Beastie Boys, we have the perfect fit for most event's ...
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      Fee from US$2000
    • The Love Revival Orchestra

      Band act for hire
      Music makes the wedding! In fact, it's the centerpiece of your wedding - and great, joyous, dynamic wedding music bands will make your event truly special and memorable. The Love Revival Orchestra is not your typical NYC Wedding Band. We are able offer boutique-style service because we are a ...
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      Fee from US$5000
    • Melissa Otero

      Band act for hire
      Melissa Otero is a Latin pop and pop singer-songwriter in New York City. Since her beginnings, both Latin and Pop music have been an important part of her career. Inspired by artists such as Gloria Estefan, Celine Dion, Elton John, Ednita Nazario and others, her music connects with audiences ...
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      Fee from US$10000
    • Lawrence Rush & Underground Harmony

      Band act for hire
      Lawrence Rush & Underground Harmony are the next best thing to having Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones playing at your party! 😊 They play all the best mixes of Classic Rock, Motown, Disco, Golden Oldies Band, Music of the 50’s, 60s & 70’s. Request a quote today and bring your party to ...
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      Fee from US$1300
    • Shake Rattle & Roll Pianos (Solo/Dueling)

      Duo act for hire
      A versatile entertainment experience - one performer or more, with baby grand piano shells or without - it's all up to YOU! "Keyboard master Mark Weiser takes audience requests, mines his vast knowledge of catchy tunes and busts out singable tracks." - TIME OUT. "It's song vs. song at these ...
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      Fee from US$1500
    • The New York Phenoms

      Band act for hire
      The New York Phenoms are a full functional wedding/corporate band that meets and then exceeds all expectations. We are young professionals that truly love what we do and guarantee you and your guest will never forget the amazing time you have had with us! We can accommodate any budget with full ...
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      Fee from US$2200
    • Avalon Jazz Band

      Band act for hire
      Close your eyes and you're in Paris! The music of Avalon Jazz Band is inspired by the Parisian jazz scene of the 1930s and 40s, which emblematic sound was made popular by Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli. It's lively, breezy, romantic and fresh, nostalgic with a youthful and modern flair. ...
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      Fee from US$2500
    • Head Over Heels band

      Band act for hire
      HEAD OVER HEELS is not your typical, "boring wedding band". We are a lively, fun, high-energy, young , party and dance band, so when is comes to hiring a band, you should get the best band possible for your wedding or event. Few, if any, bands have a history that compares to ours; 100’s of ...
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      Fee from US$3810
    • The Stingers

      Band act for hire
      The Stingers are an exciting, versatile party & event band available for weddings & special events. Whether it's a black tie fundraiser, a throw down dance party, a glamorous wedding, a funky Hamptons beach blowout, or backing headliners such as Stevie Wonder and Jennifer Hudson, the Stingers ...
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      Fee from US$7000
    • Fleur Seule

      Band act for hire
      Fleur Seule is a 1940s jazz band based in Manhattan, and traveling the world to bring their swinging music and Hollywood glamour to diverse audiences. With songs in 7 languages, this young band of old souls keeps the dance floor full. Whether clients aim to create a WWII era night of ...
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      Fee from US$2000
    • The Boogie Men

      Band act for hire
      I’m a professional performer and pianist with credits in rockabilly and rock n roll shows such as Million Dollar Quartet. I play a similar style to Jerry Lee Lewis on Piano but I also have worked in dueling piano bars playing top 40. I have a roster of talented musicians to make a band happen no ...
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      Fee from US$200
    • DJ Kaykay47

      DJ act for hire
      Born and raised in The Bronx, Kaykay has learned about hip hop as a tool of resistance. With appreciation and gratitude extended to sensei iLLSpokinn and the Rebel Diaz Arts Collective (RDACBX), KayKay began learning how to DJ in 2014, and she hasn’t stopped since. In 2017 we could’ve spotted ...
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      Fee from US$200
    • Erica Mancini

      Solo act for hire
      Erica fell in love with the accordion while wandering the streets of a Tuscan village. She now uses the accordion to accompany her voice as she blends jazz, blues, world folk music from Klezmer to tango, and avant garde music. In addition to playing in her NYC-based band, The Bee’s Knees, she ...
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      Fee from US$400
    • Momus

      DJ act for hire
      Influenced by both Detroit analog raw sounds and Parisian filtered and funky house, Momus bridges the two styles in his warm, groovy, and dynamic sets, with the simple aim to get the best moves out of his audience; no mental masturbation here. FYI, Momus or Momos was in Greek mythology the ...
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      Fee from US$400
    • ThatViolinGuy

      Solo act for hire
      At only 23 years old, Matt Shredder, aka "ThatViolinGuy" is making a name for himself as one of the most energetic and unique acts in the country today. While building his fanbase and views to over 1 million people across social media, he has also performed internationally with celebrities, ...
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      Fee from US$500
    • Sueños

      Band act for hire
      Sueños is a band covering the full spectrum of jazz music. We can play quiet, acoustic events as well as loud parties. Our music crosses genres from traditional jazz to latin, funk, neo soul, and hip-hop. Whatever your music needs are we got you covered!
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      Fee from US$500
    • LADAMA

      Band act for hire
      LADAMA is an ensemble of women musicians from across the Americas who, as well as performing as a touring band, strive to engage youth in their respective communities in the process of music-making, dancing, and composition through collaboration and performance workshops. They are Mafer Bandola ...
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      Fee from US$900
    • Blue Avenue Groove

      Band act for hire
      Blue Avenue Groove brings a modern Soul/Funk/R&B vibe to the classic hits of Motown with a heart and soul that makes for a unforgettable evening. Whether you need a jazz quartet or a ten piece funk band with a full horn section, we have it! We not only a collection of musicians, we are a family ...
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      Fee from US$1000
    • Pam Steebler

      Band act for hire
      After watching any of her performances and hearing her sing, one thing becomes crystal clear, Pam Steebler has an immense amount of talent and her voice is not one to be forgotten. The Canadian-Brazilian singer begun developing her musical skills and deep appreciation for singing very early. ...
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      Fee from US$1199
    • Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars

      Band act for hire
      Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have risen like a phoenix out of the ashes of war and enflamed the passions of fans across the globe with their uplifting songs of hope, faith and joy. The band is a potent example of the redeeming power of music and the ability of the human spirit to persevere ...
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      Fee from US$1545
    • Aurelio

      Solo act for hire
      Singer-songwriter, guitarist and percussionist, Aurelio Martinez is one of Central America’s most gifted performers. Born in Honduras, the artist is known for his powerful and evocative voice. He is a major tradition-bearer of the Garifuna culture and music and he is considered nowadays as the ...
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      Fee from US$1550
    • The LaToven Show

      LOOKS LIKE A CONCERT- SOUNDS LIKE A CONCERT- MUST BE A CONCERT! High profile concert style entertainment fronted by CBS and Sony BMG award winning vocalist, including our in band DJ and EMCEE. The show is complemented by our GLAM THEME which includes a full on concert style production valued ...
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    HEADLINER'S NEW YORK CITY ACTS

    No matter the city you live in, large or small, people love to be entertained, and people in New York City know how to entertain.

    Whether a wedding reception, holiday party, 40th birthday celebration, 'Welcome Home' party, or a corporate event, good music and live entertainment can add tremendous fun and enjoyment to any affair – and local New York City acts can bring just that.

    Similar to any other city across the globe, more and more people in New York City are embracing and appreciating live musicians and the demand for such performances has increased.

    Although people are seeking this type of talent for their events, the challenge has been, for quite some time, figuring out how to find an available New York City act for hire.

    Sure, most musicians and entertainers are on social media, but unless they are constantly checking their profiles and emails, or having someone else do it, inquiries fall through the cracks. Not to mention delays in correspondences, miscommunications involving contract terms, or simply musicians not showing up.

    In other words, the effort necessary to book a musician or more specifically, to hire a act in New York City, had proven to be an overwhelming task.

    Nowadays, there are platforms like Headliner.io that have transformed the way musicians and live entertainers are found and booked.

    In 2015, three entrepreneurs, Maria Hayden, Stan Mcleod, and Rosario Garcia de Zuniga, noticed a void in the live entertainment niche and set out to fill it – a streamlined way to find London's (as well as other cities') best acts and hire them, regardless of the type of event.

    Maria Hayden and Stan Mcleod, a couple and long-time music industry pros, had a difficult time finding musicians that were suitable for their wedding day; in essence, Headliner.io was born out of frustration.

    Along with the combined expertise of Maria and Stan, Rosario's background in technology was the perfect fit to create an online venue for booking London's hottest live entertainment acts.

    Bringing together world-class musicians, bookers, and event professionals, Headliner provides a safe, intuitive, and simplified way to hire a act in New York City to suit any entertainment requirements.

    Live entertainment provides an enjoyable and festive ambience to events. Elegance and poised, energetic and over the top, or laid back and relaxed, local New York City acts listed on Headliner are committed to meeting the demands of attendees and performing to the best of their abilities.

    Those on the hunt to find a act need only to begin a search query on the Headliner search page.

    For easy viewing and booking, selected 'Artists of the week' are displayed on the search page. If not interested, bookers can enter their detailed event information under 'Refine Your Search' to receive relevant musician options.

    For instance, a booker looking to hire acts for a wedding reception could effortlessly use specific search filters to return results for 'New York City acts for weddings'.

    Offering deciding information such as customer reviews; musician bios; preferred event types; musical tracks, videos, and photos; genre specialization; instruments they play; and an availability calendar, bookers can access and view each musician's profile.

    From there, a profile can be saved to a wish list for later viewing or a free no-obligation quote can be requested, with a typical response time of 48 hours.

    One notable feature of Headliner is the strict vetting process, which includes quality-checking musician biographies, images, audio, and videos.

    Additionally, each musician is required to have or acquire public liability insurance.

    Once a booker decides to hire a act in New York City, the payment process is just as stress-free as initiating a search.

    If an act is booked within 45 days of an event taking place, the full amount is due. If more than 45 days away, a non-refundable deposit of 20% of the total fee is due, while the remaining 80% is payable 45 days before the event. Note - there are protocols in place for cancellation incidents, on the part of both the booker and the entertaining act.

    Aside from providing in-depth search and booking features, Headliner offers two exclusive customer-centric programs:

    • Reward Scheme – a referral program for frequent bookers to earn cash back or vouchers
    • "H" – Headliner's premium concierge service designed to connect agencies, event planners, and brands directly to global talent

    While there are many live entertainment booking sites, Headliner.io is unmatched.

    It's one of the most comprehensive and intuitive online destinations to find and book incredible musicians and live acts. From New York City acts for parties and weddings to festivals and product launches, Headliner prides itself on turning a good event into a great event by supplying the perfect musician(s) to entertain your guests.

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