The Metropolitan Players are a NYC-based wedding band collective, created by a husband and wife team, with a mission to help you make musical memories. Music is tied to memory and shouldn’t be taken lightly when planning your wedding. People won’t remember your flowers, or the cake – they’ll remember how they felt.
They’ll remember the feeling of joy as a string trio underscored your walk towards the chuppah.
They’ll remember the moment they held the hands of their friends and danced around you as you were hoisted up during the Hora. And they’ll remember those moments on the dance floor with their loved ones, where the rest of the world melted away for a few hours while the band played your favorite hits. THAT’S why we do what we do. We want your guests to leave saying, “that was the best wedding we’ve ever been to.”
Drew & Erin Coles created The Metropolitan Players for their own wedding after they couldn’t find the perfect band. Not only did they create The Met Players out of everything they wanted for themselves, they truly care about making each and every wedding just as beautiful, successful, and fun as their own.
We specialize in weddings (because that’s how we started!), we have an impressive roster of talented musicians, we learn requests, we walk you through the musical process, and we’re unbelievably dedicated to making sure your wedding is unforgettable.
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Location: We’re based in NYC, we perform most often in the Tri-State area (NYC, NJ, and CT), but we’ll travel anywhere our couples want us to go!
Past couples’ comments
Choosing the Metropolitan Players as our band was easily the best decision we made for our wedding. They are hands down the most talented and fun wedding band we’ve seen, and on top of that they were an incredible partner throughout our wedding planning process. The passion for their work is evident – the Manager and Music Director, Erin and Drew, founded the band because they couldn’t find the perfect band for their own wedding. If the perfect band didn’t exist then, they certainly succeeded in creating it!
We worked with Erin from our first inquiry through our wedding day. You will not find a better vendor manager out there! Erin is a very caring and thoughtful person and she’s extremely thorough and detail oriented. She made sure every aspect was exactly what we wanted and made us feel at ease every step of the way.
The Met Players flawlessly handled all our music needs for our wedding day. They played at our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception and provided music suggestions for each part of the day based on our taste in music. This was super helpful, and we ended up picking some of Erin’s suggestions including one she recommended for our first dance! There was continuous music throughout the reception, which not all bands will guarantee.
One of the best things about the Met Players is that they will learn any special song you want them to play. They knocked all our requests out of the park, and it made the music at our reception feel like it was personalized to us. They even let my brother sing a song with the band during my mother/daughter dance, which will be a moment I will never forget all thanks to the Met Players.
In the months leading up to our wedding, Erin stayed in touch with us and coordinated the plan for the big day. We filled out a master sheet that included the logistical details including introductions and announcements the band would make as emcee, songs for our special dances, and song requests. This was extremely helpful because it ensured we wouldn’t miss any special moments throughout the night and reassured us we were in excellent hands on our big day.
In addition to learning our favorite songs, we were also able to have a say in who would be singing in the band for our reception. The Met Players have a deep roster of about 20 talented vocalists, with 2 men and 2 women vocalists performing for any wedding. This gave us a lot of comfort that if someone in the band couldn’t make it because of an emergency, there would be someone else just as talented ready to fill in. While you can’t go wrong with anyone that works with the Met Players, it was another way they made us feel like we were able to personalize the music to our preferences.
It’s been months since our wedding, and we are still getting rave reviews of the band from our friends and family. Some claim it was the most fun wedding they’ve been to, and we owe that all to the amazing musical performance that kept the dance floor rocking the entire night! Our guests literally moved the dance floor two feet because of the epic dance party that occurred.
The Met Players exceeded our expectations and were part of some of our favorite memories from our wedding. We would love to see the Met Players again and will be sure to recommend them to any our friends that are planning to have a wedding in the tri state area. If you’re on the fence or think the Met Players are slightly out of your budget, do whatever you can do book them! You will not regret it”
Christa and Shaun
Simply the best! We had been to three weddings with The Metropolitan Players so when it came time for our wedding, there was no question – we knew we had our band. Erin was an absolute dream to work with; so thorough and responsive – certainly the easiest vendor to book!
When COVID hit and we knew our wedding would change significantly, Erin worked with us to adjust our initial plan. I was apprehensive since we were only going to be 14 people and I thought having a band would be overpowering or out of place and I’m so glad the Metropolitan Players stuck with us! They made our wedding absolutely perfect!
We weren’t sure that we would be able to have dancing (turns out we did) and it was thanks to the Met Players that everyone had an absolute blast. Erin, Drew, and the entire band went out of their way to make it such a wonderful night; they’re talented, enthusiastic, and genuinely want everyone to have a great time. I highly recommend The Met Players! 10/10″
Amy and Adam
The Met Players are guaranteed to make your wedding the most memorable day of your life. After Josh and I got married all our guests could talk about was how amazing our band was. They got EVERYONE out on the dance floor and it felt like we were at a personal concert.
The Met Players were so organized and helped us customize the music choices to exactly what we wanted to hear. The musicians are extraordinarily talented and interacted with our crowd to keep the energy up the whole night. So many of my friends and family members plan to call them for their weddings because of how wonderful they were at ours.
Having a great wedding band really makes or breaks your wedding and I would hands down recommend the Met Players as your best choice!”
Kelli and Josh