WHAT COUPLES SAY ABOUT US
I am so happy that I found Hip Control! As a musician, I was looking for a band with professional players who knew how to play the music I loved. In that regard, Hip Control was a musical experience I’ll never forget. In addition to their beautiful playing and voices, they were easy to work with. Solange (the band’s manager) was flexible and helped me with our musical desires. They made sure that I was getting everything I wanted. What I think sets Hip Control apart from most bands is their energy and passion. They brought this undeniable charisma to my wedding. My guests are still telling me how much they loved the band. I love you guys!
- 04/27/2019 by Michael L.
I first saw Hip Control through a friend’s wedding and they completely blew my mind, so we decided to hire them for our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. Their level of musicianship and talent is amazing. Plus, they were so easy and fun to work with. We had a total blast all night, and they played a Carnival Party medley that got everyone crazy on the dance floor! I highly recommend them and hope to bump into them a million times :)
- 06/20/2019 by Maria G.
We couldn’t stop talking about great Hip Control was for days after the wedding, and our guests too. Their commitment and energy are unique. They really understood our taste and played the perfect set list, including our special requests. It’s really awesome that they are able to perform flawlessly jazz, funk, hip hop and Latin music. The singers are impeccable and their horn section is DA BEST! Thank you guys.
- 08/12/2019 by Peter H.
The first thing anyone commented on for our wedding was how epic & amazing Hip Control is. The dance floor was full all night long. Solange is super responsive and attendant. I am so happy we went with Hip Control and couldn't recommend them more. They made the party!
- 10/01/2019 by Elle A.
"BEST BAND EVER" said everyone that attended our wedding. One person even said to me, "this is my new favorite band. Not wedding band, band." I might even be a little jealous that no one cared about all my insane details because we were all dancing ALL NIGHT. It's a good sign when the dance floor is full before dinner is out, and then continues on for 6 hours straight... Solange is professional and flexible, and we think it is 100% worth it to hire the full ensemble. You don't need anything else but them. We plan to throw an anniversary party in 5-10 years just so we can hire them again.
- 11/20/2018 by LeeAna B.
Our daughter and now son-in-law were married at the end of September and they chose HIP CONTROL as their band. They were absolutely fantastic and the party rocked! They arrived on time to set up and were so pleasant and professional. We were impressed at how they did their sound check all around the tent where the party was held. Their voices were fantastic and our guests danced all night. You could just tell the band was really present and invested in the party. We would recommend them beyond any doubt! They were awesome!!!
- 10/11/2018 by Nanci K.
The best choice we made in planning our wedding was hiring Hip Control. We opted for a jazz trio during the cocktail hour and a 9-piece band during the party. We absolutely love their sound, and they brought such an amazing energy to the party - our guests were raving about them all night (and have continued to since then!). Solange and her crew are super professional while also being friendly and engaging. They do a great job of customizing their play list to your musical tastes and helping to keep the party running smoothly from one special moment to the next (vows, speeches, dining, dancing). We cannot thank them enough for making our party so memorable!!
- 09/25/2018 by Rebecca C.
Hip Control was the absolute best decision i made for my wedding! I picked them after researching bands for months, which included several live showcases for me to hear each bands sounds. i knew immediately when i saw Hip Control they were for me. Musically, they are amazingly tight and sound incredible. what sealed it for me was their versatility. they did latin authentically and of course pop/dance/rock/ballads perfectly. i would highly highly recommend them for events. Solange is a great band leader as well as an amazing front woman for the band. my guests were dancing the whole night and everyone loved Hip Control.
- 09/10/2018 by Mike B.
AMAZING BAND. I seriously mean look no further for your wedding band needs!! Hip Control is an awesome ensemble who really bring the energy, fun and excitement. Solange, the main director and spectacular performer, was extremely friendly, responsible and flexible to our needs - she made a point to meet with us personally at the beginning of the process too, as she wanted to make sure our experience was unique and personal... and truly delivered! I come from a musical family and having a band that could actually perform well was very important to me, so I searched long and hard for a band that would fit. Most wedding band companies out there were impersonal, didn't let us pick the musicians we wanted, and only cared about making a sale. Hip Control was anything but that; a refreshing choice! Our guests can't stop talking about how much fun they had, and I'm only left feeling sad that I can't relive such a fantastic, truly memorable night! THANKS SO MUCH HIP CONTROL! :)
- 09/07/2018 by Sheena L.
People cannot stop talking about how incredible Hip Control was. All our guests were totally blown away by how talented all of the band members were. Everyone was dancing the moment they went into the tent. When we were looking for a wedding band, we saw several that were part of larger companies but we wanted to support individuals directly. Solange was so responsive when we reached out and scheduled a time to meet with us to go over everything. She was on top of everything - set list, song requests, power needs, etc. We felt like we were in good hands from the moment we reached out. Hip Control learned 3 songs for us and gathered a list of songs that we wanted to hear from their extensive library. We opted for the 10 piece band and there was no song that wasn't incredible. They slayed every single one! There was a really fun Latin set that everyone got to jam to. There was a wide range of musical types and it was all just such a treat. We are so lucky and happy to have had Hip Control play at our wedding - having a great band is so important and they were beyond anything we could have imagined. Thank you so much!!
- 09/04/2018 by Lauren K. (updated 09/06/2018 )
Hip Control was the best decision we made for our wedding. I cannot emphasize how awesome they are. The quality of the music was top-notch (this coming from two musicians), and they had our guests dancing the whole night! They were also so easy to work with leading up to the wedding. You will not be disappointed if you hire Hip Control!
- 08/11/2018 by Stacy B
If you are looking for your perfect wedding band, DON'T LOOK ANY FURTHER! I have nothing but positive things to say about Hip Control. Admittedly, when we planned our wedding, we were living outside of the country and based our selection off of reviews and Youtube videos. We decided to take our chances on Hip Control since Solange was so responsive and understanding, plus the band was full of good reviews. When we were at our reception, we were BLOWN AWAY at how amazing they truly were! Their musicianship is outstanding and of the best quality! The music was so much fun! Nothing beats a real, live band. They changed up music depending on the mood of what was happening throughout the event. My husband is Latino and they played so many fun Latin songs that even my non-dancer American friends were on their feet dancing! We had SO MUCH FUN!! They worked with our budget and brought us the best we could ask for. I can NOT thank them enough for their hard work, generosity, quality, and energy. Special shout out to Solange for putting together everything for us and being so organized! GRACIAS!!!!!!! <3
- 04/24/2018 by Sarah G (updated 07/14/2019 )
Hip Control was one of the best decision we made for our wedding reception in September 2017 in NYC. Their talent is incredible (special shout-out to Solange Prat and Cenny Ray) and their energy contagious. They sang their signature songs, but were also flexible enough to sing "La Vie en Rose" for our final dance. Our guests didn't stop dancing the whole night - they really did make our reception. Their manager and singer, Solange, was also wonderful to work with, both leading up to the wedding and on the day of. She was very on top of things and worked with us to meet our needs. They are very fairly priced and we can't recommend them enough. So happy we made the decision to have a live band at our reception, specifically Hip Control.
- 11/30/2017 by Joanna A
THIS IS YOUR BAND! From the very start, Solange was a pleasure to speak with and coordinate the music for the most perfect night of our lives. We were so lucky to have Hip Control as such an important part of our wedding. We had a soloist for the ceremony, bossa nova trio for cocktail hour, and a stunning 10 piece band for our reception. I have NEVER had so much fun in my entire life. All of our guests, my husband, and I could not stop dancing all night. People were so excited to dance to Hip Control's incredible music and energy that many forgot to grab dessert because the dance floor was just too tempting. They played all of my special requests and made a set list that blew us away. Not going to lie- we had so much fun that we are hoping to go see them play live just to get the chance to dance with them again. THANK YOU GUYS FOR EVERYTHING and especially for making our Stevie Wonder, Motown, Funk, and Robyn fantasy come true. <3
- 10/11/2017 by Kristin B
There is nothing better or more special at a wedding than a good live band. It defines the entire energy of the reception. Hip Control delivered on that aspect and blew us and all of our guests away with their incredible energy and music. They set the tone immediately with a high energy sound and it lasted until the final song. They aren't that traditional, stiff wedding band - they are cool and fun. They engaged our friends and family the whole night with hit after hit. They even came into the crowd to sing. Everyone was dancing the entire night. With Hip Control, you are getting incredible artists for a reasonable cost. Likewise, what makes Hip Control stand above the other bands we contacted was their personalization. Solange and Luis are responsive from the initial inquiry. They were flexible and understanding even with our particular ideas and music choices. They created a great playlist and tailored the songs to our vision. Our friends still continue to talk about Hip Control and without a doubt they were the highlight of the night . We can't thank them enough.
- 09/24/2017 by Samantha P.
These guys are great. They play great music and keep the energy in the room going. They had everyone on the dance floor and people a few weeks after are still telling us how much of great dance party it was. Also, they are super professional and really well organized in advance so you don't need to worry about them forgetting something once we signed the contract they handled all the coordination w the venue themselves. I highly recommend them.
- 09/17/2017 by Carl R.
We are in love with Hip Control! My husband and I are both musicians, so we were looking for quality players and Hip Control exceeded our expectations. They know how to play music with heart and soul! Their repertoire is extensive and allowed us the chance to pick all of our favorite tunes not to mention special songs we requested (songs I had on my wedding list for several years!!). It was a dream come true. We are so lucky we found them. They worked with our budget and they were great at communicating with us. Also, we were blown away by the singers’ voices; they all have these powerhouse vocals! The horn section was also just a joy. We are so happy we got the opportunity to hire Hip Control. I would highly recommend them to anyone wanting the best musicians/singers on the East Coast!!!!
- 09/08/2017 by Michael R.
We found Hip Control by sheer luck, but boy did we get lucky! They were an amazing band for us. We hired a full 10 piece band, which included 3 singers and a horn section. We had 120 people at our wedding and we were dancing non-stop. Hip control was great at playing all genres of music, from classic motown records to modern day top 40 hits. The sound was full and all live, they didn't need any backing track nonsense. We went to countless band showcases around town; most felt stiff, like the band was just doing their job. Hip Control is youthful and energetic; they had great stage presence and really kept the party going. We got so many compliments from our guests about the band! We couldn't be happier.
- 10/21/2016 by Brian H.
“Highly recommend!!! Working with Solange and Hip Control was a smooth dream in the madness that is wedding planning. Solange is professional, kind, and has excellent musical taste. We gave her general tips on our music preferences and let her manage to develop the setlist. Her selection and setlist were excellent. They nailed it and had our party dancing and crying with joy. It was literally the best party of our lives many thanks to Hip Control's musical performance.”
– Celeste Krishna. September 2015.
“I'm so relieved to have found such a talented and glamorous band for our upcoming wedding. Solange has been super professional to work with. Now I know that the entertainment (the most important part of the reception!!) is one less thing for us to stress over. I highly recommend this band after seeing them perform at the showcase-- I mean, they have a horn section!?! We were so impressed we decided to book all 10 band members. I can't wait to see our guests on the dance floor!”
– Autumn M. October 2015.