Wedding•Reviewed on July 10, 2015•From Wrentham, MA
The Free Downloads were FANTASTIC! We hired them for our July wedding (ceremony and reception) and could not have asked for a better experience from beginning to end. They kept our guests dancing and managed to please a crowd of various ages. They are beyond talented. If you are looking for a great band and vocalists - look no further. We could not recommend The Free Downloads more! Thank you for making our day not only special, but FUN!
Wedding Reception•Reviewed on August 31, 2013•From Stowe, VT
My husband and I cannot say enough about The Free Downloads.. they were truly exceptional. I always knew I wanted to have a band play for our wedding.. and what a band we had! From the very first communication, George made the process so easy for us. I would not hesistate to hire them again and have recommended them to our engaged friends in the hopes to hear them again. It's two months later and we have not stopped hearing great feedback from our guests about the level of talent for the entire band. From ages 3-93 our guests were dancing all night long.. My only regret is not starting our reception earlier to hear them play longer!!
Wedding Reception•Reviewed on July 6, 2013•From Bristol, RI
The Free Downloads were incredibly flexible and accomodating AND great to work with. We had special requests for our event that they were more than willing to accomodate. George was my contact and he was super about helping us out from beginning to end, AND a pleasure to work with. THe band was phenomenal too! Everyone loved them and they had the crowd up and dancing the whole time. Their music is super=like listening to whatever band or sound they are doing, rather than a weak imitation which is frequently the case! Loved them!
Wedding Reception•Reviewed on May 11, 2013•From Topsfield, MA
The Free Downloads were AMAZING! They made our reception outstanding. People are still talking about how awesome they were! They are very talented and can perform a variety of songs with male or female leads. They're great at reading the crowd. George was extremely responsive leading up to the wedding, and the band was open to our ideas/preferences. They learned a song for our first dance, and did a wonderful job with it. We had a long reception--people were dancing/having a blast the entire time. We had the same experience as another reviewer: at the end of the night, everyone was cheering "one more song" and they came back out to play another one.
Wedding Reception•Reviewed on November 10, 2012•From Topsfield, MA
This band is AWESOME! My husband and I LOVED them, and our guests are still talking about how wonderful they are! George is very nice and extremely easy to work with. They are GREAT listeners and will accommodate anything!!! I would highly recommend this very talented, very FUN band with a GREAT repertoire!!! Definitely hire them for your wedding or event!!! They're GREAT!
Wedding Reception•Reviewed on July 6, 2012•From Kennebunkport, ME
The Free Downloads absolutely exceeded any expectations we may have had. George was a pleasure to work with, and he made planning easy, and was always available to answer any questions we had. As far as the day of, from cocktail hour through the end of the reception, the band brought 110%, and all of our guests could not stop raving about them. Having both Sheree & Neil there to sing gave them so much versatility, and they both knocked it out of the park. I think it's safe to say that the highlight of the night was having our entire wedding reception chant "One more song!". I think that also sums up just how good this band is. Could not recommend them enough!!!
Wedding Reception•Reviewed on June 30, 2012•From Charlemont, MA
The Free Downloads were amazing. From the start, George, the band leader, was in consistent contact. Their songlist seemed endless and is a beautiful balance of new and old, variety of styles, and slow and fast. We were very happy with the balance of male and female singers, and the different instruments they had within the band. They learned two songs for us and played them beautifully. Their first set they played a relatively calm set which allowed some of our older guests to enjoy a slow dance, but then ramped it up towards the end of the night to cater to the younger crowd there to dance. They were truly the hit of our wedding and we recommend them to all.
Wedding Ceremony•Reviewed on June 15, 2012•From Newport, RI
I never got a chance to see The Free Downloads play in person before the wedding but after listening to their audio/video clips, I knew enough to know that they would put on a great show. It didn't hurt that they are a 7 piece band and lead by a male AND female vocalist. (Sheree - you got pipes!) That said, their performance on our big day surpassed my already high expectations. They learned our special requests and my bride was very appreciative of the fact that they waited until she and I were on the dance floor to play her favorite song. All of our friends and family were very impressed and are still raving about the band's performance. They ROCKED!!!
Wedding Reception•Reviewed on May 4, 2012•From Peabody, MA
Picking a band was one of the most important factors in my wedding planning. My friends are all music people and it was important we had a band that would get people dancing. The Free Downloads exceeded every one of my already high expectations. I knew they sounded amazing in the studio samples. I would say they sounded just as awesome, if not better, in person. They learned all the music we asked them to and they sounded incredible. They were fun, funny, and energetic. They played until the last moment our venue would let them. George, the bandleader, was great to work with and flexible. I was even emailing him the morning of the wedding. Hire them!
Wedding Reception•Reviewed on July 23, 2011•From Swansea, MA
This band is amazing!! We hired the Free Downloads for my wedding reception last month and they were fantastic. They are professional, accommodating, fun and an extremely talented group of musicians. The booking process couldn't have been any easier and they promptly answered all of my emails and phone calls. All of my guests kept saying how much they loved this band! We had a backyard reception and even neighbors were dancing to the music in their yards. I would highly recommend them for any of your future events. They will rock your event!!
Kristina L. Swansea, MA 7/23/2011
Wedding Reception•Reviewed on June 23, 2012•From Block Island, RI
The Free Downloads are AMAZING!!!!! They are the BEST band! Their music is a great selection of modern pop and some oldies, but goodies. From the moment they started playing (love their version of At Last Love), everyone was dancing and didn't stop until the end of the reception. I think I saw some people cry (ok, I admit it was me) when they were finished. They kindly played a few more songs to help ease our disappointment. All the guests said they were the best band at any wedding. The band manager was extremely prompt and patient in returning all our emails and they even learned several new songs per our request. Book them. Your guests will rave!
Wedding Reception•Reviewed on July 31, 2011•From Cape Neddick, ME
The Free Downloads made my wedding reception a BLAST! Not only does their talent far surpass any other band I have heard at a function or wedding reception before, but they are so professional and so much fun. My husband and I requested for them to sing "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon for our first dance, and they nailed it! I think the greatest compliment is when your wedding guests are still talking about the band a month later! If you are looking for a band in the New England area there is no need to look any further. You will not be disappointed with the Free Downloads. They will EXCEED all of your expectations, and your guests won't stop dancing all night!
Wedding Reception•Reviewed on July 3, 2011•From West Kingston, RI
We could not have been happier with The Free Downloads' performance at our wedding, we're so glad we found them! They were extremely professional & accommodating, learning songs from Sinatra & Bobby Darin to klezmer to I'm On A Boat. Their performance was fantastic. They are not only extremely talented, they're also really fun people--they kept everyone dancing for their nearly six-hour set. One guest said she would hear a song and think the iPod had been plugged in, only to realize the band was still playing as they nailed every song, from Beyonce to Nora Jones to Bon Jovi to Cee Lo. They were an absolute pleasure to work with, we can't recommend them highly enough.
Review by Sarina & Robert S.
Wedding Reception•Reviewed on June 25, 2011•From Chatham, MA
The Free Downloads are an amazing band. From the booking process to the day itself, they were incredibly accommodating and helpful. And not to mention, TALENTED! They read the crowd well, keeping the music jazzy during dinner and then getting everyone fired up for dancing after dinner. Our guests commented how much fun they had tearing it up on the dance floor and we couldn't agree more -- they even got those who 'don't dance' onto the dance floor! Thank you for being such an integral part in our perfect wedding night!
Wedding Reception•Reviewed on June 4, 2011•From Holliston, MA
From the moment we asked The Free Downloads to be our wedding band, I knew we had made the right decision. They returned all my emails promptly and were so helpful and accommodating during the entire planning process. When our big day finally came, they were everything I hoped for and more. Every one of my guests was on the dance floor until the end of the last song (and then the end of the encore). I got countless compliments from everyone who wanted to know where I'd found this amazing band. Thank you so much to everyone in the band for helping to make our wedding day perfect!
Celebration•Reviewed on February 5, 2011•From Boston, MA
We at mylifelist.org could not have been more thrilled with the Free Downloads. They came to rock it, accommodating every detail, playing songs that had meaning for guests at the Life Listers' Ball, building the party spirit with skill and talent. Their voices and musical ability was incredibly impressive, huge voices, great song choices, not a note missed. Their timing of breaks and ability to keep the crowd engaged and dancing was amazing. We could not have thrown such a successful party without them, and won't attempt it in the future without them! They were stellar in every way. Thank you, Free Downloads! We look forward to working with you again and again.
Wedding Reception•Reviewed on September 18, 2010•From New Castle, NH
A professional vocalist myself, I initially hired these guys because of their amazing vocals! Everyone in the band is exceptionally talented on many levels. They had everyone at the wedding dancing, and the reception was absolutely seamless! They played everything they promised and none of what they didn't and couldn't have been more accomodating across the board!
They were by far one of the highlights of our special night, we'd hire them again in a second!
Kelly & Jared Lemos
Celebration•Reviewed on October 9, 2010•From Cranston, RI
From the moment they arrived to the time they left packed up, the Free Downloaders were nothing but professional, accommodating and very talented. They were very pleasant to work with and they helped make our special occasion a real joy. i don't have enough fingers to count how many guests commented on how good these musicians were. I wouldn't hesitate in the least to recommend them to anyone looking for a great band and group. Thank you so much for adding such an important part to our reception.
Jim and Frank
Wedding Reception•Reviewed on October 7, 2012•From Boston, MA
The Free Downloads are awesome! They really did everything -- learned three new pieces, played a hora, provided lovely background music for cocktails/dinner, and kept everyone dancing through the night. Their bandleader George was responsive and easygoing about our various requests. The instrumentalists are all beautifully in tune and in sync, and their singers are spectacular, with both musicality and showmanship. (And it wasn't an easy audience -- my husband's family is full of musicians!) One of our friends told us that it was a one-in-a-hundred wedding band, but having looked at more than a hundred of them, we think he might have been underestimating them.
Wedding Ceremony•Reviewed on October 6, 2012•From Waltham, MA
George and the 'loads (that doesn't sound right...) worked with us from the beginning to craft the ceremony and the experience to our particulars. They were accommodating and adaptable, and, while we our expectations were extremely high after seeing their rehearsal, they were yet able to exceed them in the moment. Both Neil and Sheri blew the barn doors off with exceptional vocals, and the band was perfectly adjusted for the acoustics of the room, and extremely tight. The dance floor was packed from the first chord til the last note. They were an essential ingredient to a perfect wedding, and I urge anyone to take a listen to see if their repertoire fits the event.
Wedding Reception•Reviewed on September 8, 2012•From Keene Valley, NY
They were great! And really nice people. And they never played any of the songs we listed as Do Not Play, which the bands I've hired in the past always seemed to do. Sometimes I wonder if most bands even ever read the playlist you select. By contrast, these guys got it exactly right. I would definitely hire them again myself and recommend them to anyone who wants to throw a great party. Their price is low relative to their talent and professionalism.