Keith Stay 8/6/22

We hired the Phil Abair Band to play our outdoor wedding in the Adirondacks in August 2022. We could not have been happier with this Band. These guys made our Wedding so much fun. We never expected the dance floor to be crowded all night, but it was. They knew exactly what to play and when to play it. They worked with us ahead of time to get an idea of what we wanted and executed it flawlessly. They showed up on time and were consummate professionals. Definitely hire these guys!

Lindsay Laird 7/16/22

The Phil Abair Band totally rocked our wedding party this past weekend! They really blew us away with their awesome sound, insanely good singing and ability to read the crowd and keep the dance floor going all night long! All our guests have commented on how great they were and we really couldn't be happier for choosing them to play for our party! The only downside was when they had to stop! 10/10 recommend, book them!!

Kayleigh Hausser 6/25/22

My husband and I hired Phil Abair Band for our June 2022 wedding and it was the best choice! We would highly recommend them to everyone looking for a great band. They had the dance floor packed all night long and all our guests raved about how good the band was. Our wedding was so much fun and that was in big part thanks to Phil Abair Band!

Allyson Fox 6/4/22

The Phil Abair Band played at our wedding on our private property. They absolutely ROCKED! The musicians were so talented, the singers’ voices were fantastic, and everyone was on the dance floor all night. They played a mix of songs from all eras that satisfied everyone. We were singing along and calling for encores! The band played our requests for first dance, etc. Phil was also great to work with. Highly recommend!

Mary Cain 5/28/22

The Phil Abair made our wedding reception incredibly special! We had the BEST time on the dance floor, as did all of our guests. For four hours straight, we had a PACKED dance floor- exactly what we wanted. The band engaged with the crowd perfectly, even let one of our friends sing a song while they played. They played three songs as an encore - we didn’t want the night to end! We highly recommend this band for any event, they bring the best energy to any party.


Hi Phil,
"We feel very fortunate and lucky to have had the Phil Abair Band play recently at our daughter's wedding reception!!  FANTASTIC BAND!!   GREAT MUSIC!!   WONDERFUL PEOPLE!!!  Their eclectic mix of high energy and rock classics kept the dance floor packed until the last song ended!  Their covers of everything from Michael Jackson to Bruno Mars to Johnny Cash were spot on!!!  Phil and his band are professional, friendly and very accommodating.  They added an extra dimension to making the day perfect!  For a great band, great people and a tremendously fun evening we couldn't recommend the Phil Abair Band more!!!!"
Phil   Just a side note to personally thank you so much for being a part of our daughter's Fairy Tale wedding. You and your band were beyond words...everything was seamless from start to finish...for this we are ever grateful!   
Karen & Peter Riley  919/15

October 2014


Just wanted to tell you how much my wife and I enjoyed listening to your band at John's wedding Aug 8. Truly exceptional musicianship and talent. Thanks for the great music.
All the best,
Jim Snidero
2014 Downbeat Readers Poll

Hi Phil (and Band),

Pete and I again wanted to extend our thanks and gratitude to you guys for
putting on such an amazing performance. It was the highlight of our
day/night (aside from our nuptials of course).
Hopefully you weren't bothered by any of our shirtless or wild party wedding
guests and you were also able to enjoy the food, drink, and company.

Thanks again! 
Sara & Pete

Sept 13 2014
We couldn't have asked for a better band to play at our barn wedding last weekend. You were AMAZING. Everyone was on the dance floor all night long. Thank you guys so much for making our big day so special and for being so easygoing and wonderful to work with!

Meredith Clough

7/27/13 Deerfield MA Party

My family planned a large surprise birthday party for a family member, and we needed a truly fun and flexible band that could keep 3 generations out on the dance floor for over 4 hours. Fortunately, we got lucky — the Phil Abair Band was the perfect solution! This is a very tight band that can play a wide range of music styles who were happy to accommodate us with all of our odd requests. I highly recommend them for your next party or wedding!

- M. Schumacher

Subject: Landrigan/Bork Wedding 6/1/13 The Ponds in Bolton VT

Phil & Company -

THANK YOU SO MUCH! You were fabulous, so much more than we had ever even imagined.

Our family and friends all loved your music. You kept us up and going, even my 88 year old father in law kept on going and going! My sister in law felt she was at a rock concert. The compliments just keep coming.

The next day when we went to collect our things at the Ponds we spoke with one of the banquet managers and she said that they always are thrilled when you play an event, they love it.

Hope to see you at Arrowhead soon!

Sent from my iPhone

We had The Phil Abair Band play at our wedding on June 9, 2012 at the Equinox Resort in Manchester, VT. Now...from our perspective, the music at a wedding can either make or break your affair. From the minute we heard them play on the computer, we knew that they were talented, but they completely blew us away the day of our wedding! Mark (guitarist) did an amazing job playing the guitar and singing as we all walked down the aisle.
He also played some amazing music during cocktail hour which was a HUGE hit. At the reception, they ROCKED...ALL. NIGHT. LONG! Not only did they keep the dance floor alive the whole night with their music choices, but we even asked them to stay longer because the party was going too strong to cut off the music! Everyone who was at the wedding is still RAVING about how amazing they were! They really made our special day even more special and we couldn't have had the party we aspired to have without the Phil Abair Band playing!

Thank you guys for making this SUCH a memorable night!!!

Allison and Jared Banks

Hello Phil and Co.

I've been meaning to write since Sunday, but am just now getting around to it during a break from the sun on our honeymoon in Mexico.

Thank you thank you thank you for the wonderful work that you did at our wedding. We had so much fun dancing with you all. You brought so much life and energy with you to the party and shared that with us and all of our guests. Throughout the night, and the morning after, so many guests remarked on how wonderful you guys are, and many called you "the best band of all time for weddings", and Cameron and I would have to agree. You all were truly wonderful, and we are ever grateful for the hard work and energy that you put in to playing at our wedding. I hope that you all had some fun along with us.

All the best, and you will see Cameron and I soon, on a dance floor.

Jonathan Sessions
Wedding 5/29/11 Grand Isle VT

p.s. Thanks also for letting Cameron use the tamborine throughout the night! She got a little too into it though...she still has a bruise the size of a basketball on her leg!

Dear Phil and Band Members,
Thank you so very much for doing such a great job at our wedding! We heard nothing but great responses from both our family members and friends regarding your performance! You did a wonderful job and really helped to make the evening enjoyable for everyone there! We will most definitely recommend your band for weddings and/or other events in the future!

Thanks again,
Kate McCauley and Doug Flippin


Greg and I just wanted to express our most sincere thanks for the wonderful job you did in playing at our wedding. We have had nothing but recurring compliments about the music, and we had a fantastic time at the reception. Neither ourselves nor any of our guests have ever been to a wedding where the dance floor stayed packed from the start of dinner to the end of the event the way that it did at ours. The cowbell solo by one of our guests is a great memory and the 3 encores that you played at the end capped off a great night for everyone. We would enthusiastically recommend the Phil Abair Band to anyone looking for a wedding or event band, and we would be happy to talk to anyone who wanted a reference.

Kate and Greg Grabowski 
Wedding October 16 2010

Hi Phil,

I want to thank you for the totally rocking performance your band put on at our wedding over the weekend. One of our biggest goals was to get as many people as possible out on the dance floor, and the reaction your band got went far beyond our wildest dreams. I had so many people come up to me and say your band was the best they've ever seen! Please feel free to put me on your referral list, as I'm more than happy to give a thoroughly glowing recommendation to anyone interested in your services. Thanks again!

Warmest regards,
Elizabeth Hall

Hi Phil!

I just wanted to thank you and the band for rocking the Brick House for our wedding last month! We had such a great time, and you played a major role in the success of the reception. Everyone kept talking later that night and the following day about how great the band was! My friend Aubree has hired you guys to play her wedding next month at Sugarbush, and Willy and I are ready to boogie some more since we know the music will be fantastic!

Thanks again for everything.

I've been meaning to write a thank-you note and offer to serve as a reference, simply because Aaron and I though you were absolutely fantastic (and in addition to the great music really appreciated you working with us through the "wedding-planning" moments) and our friends are still raving about your band - seriously!
…….We received tons of complements on you guys, our guests loved you, the inn keeper at echo lake thought you guys were fantastic and so did we. Thanks for being a part of the wedding and making a special day. The music rocked and the energy that you guys had was amazing.
Thanks again
Hey Phil...Just wanted to say thank you for such a great time at our wedding! Everything was perfect. The cocktail hour music was exactly what we had envisioned, and the reception ROCKED! Everyone loved you guys and continues to reminisce about how awesome you sounded and how much fun we all had! We were so happy with everything. How funny was it when people wanted to dance to the dinner music?! We had a party crowd! Please feel free to give our contact info out for prospective customers if needed. Thanks again and take care.
Maura and Ethan Mills

…I wanted to thank you and the entire band again for an absolutely incredible performance. I can't tell you the number of compliments I recieved about the band. Your ability to create a sound that was perfect for every part of our wedding was truely unbelievable. You and the band were an absolute pleasure to have at our wedding and I so appreciate how you went well beyond wanting to please us. You catered to our every desire and gave us a wonderful time.
I would recommend you again and again and hope that our paths can cross again in the near future.
From both Tatiana and myself, thank you again.
David Rodman

Please pass along our thanks to the rest of the band members as well. You guys were terrific and we couldn't have had a better time. Thank you so much for making our wedding so much fun. Everyone raved about you. We appreciate you letting some family friends and Sam get a turn in the spotlight. You were amazing and we couldn't have been happier with our band selection. I'm sure you get plenty of recommendations, however, if you need a referral, we'd be happy to provide one to prospective clients.
Thanks again!
Heather & Sam Partridge


Thank YOU for making our wedding so much fun! You guys were so great --
and tolerant of our guests who felt the need to sing on stage

During our honeymoon, Andrew and I had time to talk about all of the
amazing moments during our dream wedding and reception and we kept
coming back to the fact that "the band was just so great." Having seen
you perform a few songs before, we knew that you would be good and would
be fun but you exceeded even our very highest expectations. You guys
read the crowd, played every song we loved, and made for a great party.
When Andrew and I took a moment to stand back and just soak it in for a
moment, we realized that not one person was sitting -- young and old
alike were dancing and having a ball! So many people told us that ours
was the best wedding they have ever been to (and given that we got
married in our 30s our friends have been to a lot of weddings) and PAB
deserves so much of the credit. You learned and "polished" so many
songs for us and you made ours a night that we, and all of our friends,
will remember for a long time. You are wonderful entertainers and
brilliant musicians.

Please, please give our names to anyone and everyone who might be
considering PAB for their wedding. You guys were amazing and we want
other couples to have a wedding as great as ours.

(And also, if you ever happen to be in the Boston area, please let us
know. We would love to come see you perform.)

Thanks again for making our reception memorable and perfect and for
doing such a great job of hand holding leading up to the big day. I
know I wasn't the easiest bride in the world and you and Jeff and Phil
"managed" me very well!

Take care, Sarah

Sarah E. Walters
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
World Trade Center West
155 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210

Just wanted to say "Thank you" for the wonderful music you and your band
played at my daughter's wedding at the Round Barn on Saturday. Many of our
guests commented that they thought your band was great, and we all enjoyed
dancing to your songs very much!

On Sunday, there was another family at the Round Barn considering having
their wedding there, and we highly recommended your band! So, hopefully,
you will get an additional booking from them!

Thanks also, for learning Into the Mystic for Amy and Ray; they really
appreciated it and were thrilled to dance to it!

Many, many thanks for helping to make our wedding so special!

Susan Salmon Fad

Dear Phil,
Thanks for such a great time! Our friends and family had so much fun dancing
on Saturday night.
Phil Abair Band rocks and is so versatile!!
Thanks for letting our friends sing to us! Could you please distribute this
to members of the band, that would be great- I didn't have the precence of
mind to give it to you on Saturday- Not sure if you make c.d.'s of wedding
music you play... let us know if you do- we'd be psyched to listen to it

Beth Tarallo and Meddi Perry

Dear Phil and Band,
We knew you guys would be good, but we didn't know you would BLOW US AWAY!
Thank you so much for the terrific music you proided for our wedding on
You played all the right songs and accommodated everyone's requests. We
have heard nothin but raves about "the band" since!!
All our guest wanted to know where we found you, so kudos to Bestbands.com
as well. You guys were certainly the best band we could've asked for. We had
a fantastic time.

If you want to use us as a reference, please feel free. It would be our
pleasure to tell anyone and everyone how great you all were.

Erin and Mitch Welthib

….It has been sometime since our wedding, however, we just wanted to thank you and the band for such a wonderful performance. The band was terrific - we have received many compliments on our selection. Everyone was up and dancing, even on that very warm evening, and had a great time. You guys were a significant part of a very memorable day for Tina and I - how fortunate for us that you were available on such short notice! We also appreciate your flexibility in fulfilling our "last-minute" requests. Though we can't imagine that you would need it, please let us know if we can offer our assistance with references or recommendations.

Thanks again.

Rahul Kalke

Rahul A. Kalke
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris,
Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
One Financial Center
Boston, MA 02111

Dear Phil Abair and Band,
Thank you all for the fantastic performance at our wedding on the 31st of July. Everyone at the wedding remarked on "how good the band was." You played such a great mix of music and had everyone dancing with smiles on their faces. Our only regrets were that the dance floor wasn't bigger and you guys couldn't have played all night!
Thank you all again and enjoy the rest of your commitments for the summer.
All the best,
Nick and Lauren Waugh

Dear Best Bands:
We just experienced the best band we have ever heard at a wedding...and all
the guests agreed. Not only were all members of the Phil Abair Band
friendly, polite & professional, they were terrific musicians & vocalists.
One song blended into the next and the dance floor (quite large!) was packed
every second they played. Bravo!! If you need recommendations for this
band please call on us!
Cindy Carr
for Meg and Dan Martel
Dear BestBands:
Our daughter got married last weekend. Now that the big day is over, people are asking what advice we'd give to others. The first thing I tell them is, "HIRE THE PHIL ABAIR BAND!" The great success of the reception was because of your phenomenal group. We had guests representing several generations, from both sides of the family, and every one of them raved about the music. This band is polite, accommodating, and most of all, extremely talented and versatile. They have a great feel for what the audience wants to hear. Their music had our guests urging the bride & groom to hurry up and take their first dance just so that everyone else could join in! The dancing didn't stop until the last song ended. Our new son-in-law thanked us for hiring "the best band ever!"
Thank you for making our celebration so much fun! Please feel free to use us as a reference.
Nadine Moran
Colchester VT

I wanted to take a moment to thank you and the Phil Abair Band for the incredible job that you did at our wedding on February 1st. We were positively thrilled with the music - the band's energy was tremendous, and your long sets, short breaks, and great selection of music kept everyone dancing for three straight hours. Now that we've been back from our honeymoon for a couple of weeks, we've had a chance to gauge feedback from our guests: reviews for the band have been tremendous. Several people said that it was the best wedding they've ever attended, and I'm sure that you had a lot to do with that.
If you ever need a reference, please feel free to have any prospective clients give us a call. We'd be happy to tell them how happy we were with your performance.
Thanks again,
Mike & Patty
Michael Grillo
Argus Information & Advisory Services LLC
81 Main Street, Suite 124
White Plains, NY 10601

Hi Mark,
Lisa and I are back from our honeymoon having fortunately missed the hurricane in Bermuda. It was a beautiful trip.
We had a great time at the wedding. We were so psyched that our friends and family were with us on such a great Vermont day. You guys were awesome and everyone has told us how much they liked the band. Its always a good sign when everyone is still going strong at the end of the night. Thanks to you, Phil and the band for a great night. We look forward to seeing you in Burlington or around Sugarbush at some point this winter. Let us know your dates.
Rick and Lisa.
Richard D. Tyson, Jr.
Associate Director, Leadership Gifts
Office of Development
Boston College

"Thank you for your wonderful music on our wedding day.We really appreciate the effort you made to learn "Hymn To Her".It was beautiful.People are still raving about you! We are hoping to book you for a summer party!"
Brenda Hambleton

Note from Brad and Lisa June 27 2009 wedding