Wedding/Event Testimonials



Kathleen and Alex Schmidt

Fil and the EBS band were incredible, and I am so glad we made the perfect decision for our wedding. Live music is a big part of our lives and relationship and we knew we wanted the vibes and energy of the Boston bar scene cover bands at our wedding. Of the many band leaders I talked to in the lead up, Fil was for sure the most easygoing and flexible in regards to our unique setup and what we wanted on our wedding day. While many other bands wanted to nickel and dime us for every little extra ask (e.g. having two sets of speakers inside a building and in a tent, lighting, special songs etc.), Fil was so flexible and ensured everything included in the base price. The ultimate kicker was EBS letting my new husband get up on stage and play 2 of our favorite songs together with the band, which absolutely made the night for us and required a great amount of work and planning that they graciously included for us. At the end of the night all our guests were chanting for an encore and did not want the music to stop. 5 stars all around and would recommend them to anyone who wants a hard rocking great time.

Sarah and Skip Joseph

This Band was beyond our greatest expectations. Fil was always so easy to talk to or text from the moment we booked the band. He met with us about a month before our wedding to discuss details. He gave suggestions that were helpful and learned a few songs that meant a lot to us. We barely sat down once the band started. Our friends kept saying they were going to sit down when they didn't like a song, however all the songs were amazing so many of our guests were on the dance floor most of the night. The band played starting at our ceremony, on to the cocktail hour and then the reception. They guided us when we needed it and were flexible with letting our son get up and sing. It was nice having a Woman in the band as well. She had an amazing voice! All of our family and friends commented on the Emergency Broadcast system Band on how they were fantastic! We would highly recommend them to anyone wanting to have a fun , dancing , professional Band. We owe so much of our special day to the Band. Thank You EBS Sara and Skip Joseph


Niki and Christopher Dunn

We hired Fil solo for our intimate backyard wedding after party and he was absolutely perfect. Every guest we had commented on his talent and he made the experience so much more lively and fun. He was professional in all communication we had with him and not to mention a cool guy all around. Wouldn’t have changed a thing. Without knowing about the band at first we realized Brooke (our incredibly talented wedding cake/cupcake designer) and Fil knew each other and had this great band. Hire them….for everything. Plain and simple.


Kirsten & Greg Nantz Wedding

“My husband and I hired EBS to play at our wedding in Maine in August 2021. We were originally supposed to get married in 2020, but had to postpone due to COVID, and Fil was so helpful and accommodating through that process. He was so easy to work with in the lead up to the event. He played a lovely acoustic set during our cocktail hour. Our day-of coordinator bailed last-minute, so we were running in a bit behind schedule during dinner, and Fil and EBS stepped up and played right through their sets to get us back on track. And as far as the me music goes, they are amazingly talented! Fil shared their set list with us ahead of time, and boy did they deliver. Our guests danced the entire time and I can’t count the number of people who came up to me that night and since the wedding to say how good the band was. I cannot speak highly enough of Fil and EBS—they will be the best choice you make for your wedding or event!!”


Brittney and Adam Dropkin Wedding

“Emergency Broadcast System was incredible at our wedding! The dance floor was busy the whole night and our friends and family continue to rave about the music!  Fil was amazing to work with leading up to the wedding as well as the day of. He made everything seamless and we are so thankful for having him and the band as part of our big day. We would highly recommend Fil and Emergency Broadcast System to anyone wanting to host an amazing party! 


Joe and Kelly Bastek Wedding

“Dealing with Fil and the Emergency Broadcast System before,during, and after the pandemic was fun and easy. You had excellent recommendations for us music wise. The band was top notch. Everyone, and I mean everyone said the same thing “the band was the best wedding band they have ever seen”. Everything was 💯”


Jack and Kathryn Doherty Wedding

“Fil played for our wedding welcome reception summer of 21’. He was exactly what we were looking for and appealed to all ages at the party. He was loud enough to enjoy and dance but we could still have conversations with our guests. He was so easy to deal with during the planning process. We can’t wait to hear him play again soon! Thank you Fil for help making a special night perfect”


Rachel and Kyle Gietzen Wedding

"Fil is a MUST book. Don't wait to book him for your next event. We were so thrilled to have Fil perform at our rehearsal dinner in July 2021. He was a breath of fresh air rot work with, not overcomplicating the booking/contracting process one bit, and was very communicative. We sent him a few of our preferred songs for the evening and he built a setlist that perfectly mirrored the vibe we were going for. Cannot say enough good things about his performance that night, so effortlessly talented! Our personal favorite was his take on "Africa", incorporating many different sound elements into the song, which made the rendition that much more creative. We can't wait to work with Fil in the future and recommend him to all family and friends.”


Lisa Aftosmes Graduation party

“I can honestly say you are my families favorite musician and that’s why we chose you to entertain for my sons graduation party! You brought a great vibe to our celebration! I loved that you delivered some songs that are our favorite! We always look forward to hearing you play! Wishing you the very best! I recommend you to anyone looking for a top notch, fun musician”


Lexi Kane Birthday party

“You were fast to respond to messages, showed up early for the gig, kind, and played some of the best music we've ever heard live.  You absolutely made our party, people are still raving about you to this day. It was special for us to have you here, and special for us to share the experience with friends and family. Without a doubtttt we will be asking you back,”


Lindsay and Matthew MacNeiil Wedding

Fil made our wedding night! Utmost professionalism, while super chill, fun and easy to work with. We like kind people and Fil is one of them for sure. He helped us plan out the evening's schedule (which is way more important than you might think!) and that made for a flawless and awesome party. We highly recommend Fil for any event and if we are planning anything else like it, we will certainly be reaching out to him. 


Peggy and Kevin Fitzgerald Wedding

Wedding planning is exciting, but as everyone knows, it is also daunting and stressful. We were nervous and indecisive, but Fil put us at ease. Fil’s knowledge and experience was reassuring.We discovered The Emergency Broadcast System through Melissa. We decided to go check them out in Plymouth and knew immediately that we needed them for our wedding. We were not disappointed. They provided amazing energy, read the crowd well and controlled the flow of our wedding. We were slightly off schedule with our cake cutting and Fil handled the situation perfectly. He worked with our photographer and caterer and provided a solution that worked for us and our guests. Months later, our guests are still talking about how much fun they had at our wedding and how amazing The Emergency Broadcast System was. We can’t imagine how the night would have gone without them!


Anna and Rob Guastella Wedding

These guys were easily the highlight of our wedding celebration. Fil was extremely professional, showed up early to our meeting and wedding day, and ran the music for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner hour seamlessly. The venue had some delays with serving food, but Fil was gracious about consolidating the band’s set list, keeping us updated about the tweaks he was making to ensure that we were happy. The band even stayed later to help make sure we heard all of our favorite songs, and learned our wedding song, “Everlong” by the Foo Fighters, ahead of time so that we could rock out to it at the end of our awesome night. Our guests kept commenting on how good they were, and we personally can’t wait to see them play again in Boston! Hire them! They are worth every penny, and you will not be disappointed.

Kristina and Colin Roberts Wedding

I was lucky enough to have known about EBS prior to getting engaged- so choosing them for our wedding band was a quick and easy decision. Any part of the wedding that required coordination or timing- they executed perfectly. When it came time for dancing and putting on a show- they kept everyone on their feet all night. Their interpretation of our wedding song was perfect- from instrument to vocals.  I can't thank the entire group enough for helping to bring our wedding to life. It was truly a night we'll never forget.

Molly and Zach Yakubian Wedding

Fil Pacino and EBS were nothing short of amazing for our wedding! People were on the dance floor from the second they started playing until the end of the night. Fil & the band were amazing to work with from the very beginning and accomodated my requests and (sometimes nonstop) questions. They were professional, talented, and most importantly - absolutely rocked our big day. From playing live music during our ceremony, to dj-ing our cocktail hour and dinner, to being the master of ceremonies, to the full band live reception, you guys were the highlight of our day & night! Thank you!

Nicole and Matt Barry Wedding

When we started planning our wedding, the very first order of business was to book the Emergency Broadcast System as our band. Their reputation proceeded them, and we knew what we were getting: an experienced, talented band that was going to entertain our guests and help us create long lasting memories. The Emergency Broadcast System delivered an experience that was beyond what we could have ever imagined. The service, professionalism, and overall experience was perfect, starting from our first meeting with Fil to the last note of Purple Rain at the reception. Still, whenever I talk to one of our guests I hear the same thing: "We had SO MUCH FUN! That band was AWESOME!!!" or "Who was that BAND!?" I have even heard a few say "Best. Wedding. Ever." (We agree.) If you want your wedding day to truly be the best day of your lives, stop looking and hire Emergency Broadcast System right now.


Arielle and Christian Wedding 

EBS was terrific to work with and have perform at our wedding. They set the scene for an amazing dance party and Fil was a breeze to work with. So many of our guests commented on how great the band was, with Melissa rocking out on the dance floor, and the band playing such a fun set, they totally got the vibe we were going for. 


Colleen and Matt O'Donnell Wedding 

EBS was 100% the highlight of our NH wedding! If you are looking for a band that will have everyone talking about "the band" the day and weeks after the wedding, then this is your band! It's been a month since our wedding and we are still getting compliments on how the band was the best that our guests have ever heard! 

One of our guests even hired Fil and the band for their wedding on the spot! Fil accommodated all of our requests and the band learned 3 new songs for the first dance, mother/son and father/daughter dances which were amazing! EBS turns up the "fun factor" wherever they perform and had everyone from our grandmothers to our friends out on the dance floor singing and dancing along with the band! Fil played acoustic guitar during cocktail hour which we've heard great feedback on. If you're looking to trade in the electric slide, macarena, and YMCA for some upbeat and high energy music, EBS is your band. 

Thank you so much, you truly made our wedding a huge success and we can't wait to see you play at your next big event! -Colleen & Matt O'Donnell 

Jessica and Kevin Hennessey Wedding 

We hired EBS to perform at our wedding in Freeport, ME this past July and couldn't have been happier with the results. Fil Pacino directed the band in a flawless performance that left our guests boarder- line speechless. The day began with the ceremony, in which the band played acoustically and absolutely nailed our requests followed by 2 jam packed sets of music that left our guests wanting more. It was a perfect day complimented by a professional , talented group of musicians and MC’s to keep the celebration running strong for hours on end. Cheers EBS  


Mark and Tenny Gillis Wedding 

The Emergency Broadcast were amazing when it came to our wedding. They showed up on time, wore professional attire, and mingled with our guests before playing. Once the music started the crowd couldn't get enough. Everyone was dancing till the end.  

 They played all the music we requested and nothing that all the age groups didn't know. During intermissions they DJ’d so the music continued to flow. I for one love live music and my feet couldn’t get enough. At the end of the night the crowd begged for more songs and they did just that kept on playing. They truly topped the cake for our wedding.  

I would recommend them to anyone. You will surely get what you ask and then some. Since our wedding we have had a bunch of our friends family rave about the band from the wedding and how awesome they sounded. Again thank you, you were all amazing.  


Crehan/White Wedding  

 Fil and EBS, 

We can't thank you enough for playing our wedding.  We got so many complements on the music.  The acoustic set for cocktail hour was fantastic.  Right from the start of the night the band was on!  It was exactly what we were looking for; the song selection was great, the volumes and EQ was perfect, and you guys really had great energy!  The only complaints we had was that our feet hurt the next day from dancing too much!  Thank you for being so flexible and accommodating.  You guys are really top notch, thanks again.  


Capuzziello/Collins Wedding 

"You guys absolutely rocked it for our wedding! We could not have been more pleased.Your acoustic music was superb for our ceremony and we got a ton of compliments on it!From the ceremony music, to queuing up the specific songs and playlists, to your live cover jams - you totally nailed it and EBS far exceeded our expectations! 

Our guests did not want the party to stop and we could have had you play all night! Thank you for being so flexible and easy to work with during the whole process - hope we weren't too much of a pain! 



Schwartz/Olsen Wedding  

"I just wanted to drop you a note and thank you and Munk and the rest of EBS for everything you did for us. Without fail, every time we talk about our wedding to each other or our guests, no one can stop raving about the music. You guys literally brought me to tears during the ceremony. (And again both times I watched the wedding video.) The personality you added to the songs we chose left me speechless and so, so happy. 

Thanks again for putting up with us for the past few months and for literally making our day even better than we imagined." 


Carolyn and Alan Wedding

Thank you for such a fabulous show at the wedding! Melissa has a beautiful voice as well and such a lovely person!


  Venue Testimonials 

The Peddler's Daughter, Nashua NH 
"EBS is the best band that plays here. We love you guys!"  

The Wobbly Barn, Killington, VT 
"The Emergency Broadcast System are not like other cover bands. You perform like real rock stars. No other band in here has kept the crowd as long as you have". 

Meagan Fitzgerald, Big Night Entertainment, Boston, MA 
"The guys were great! They were very easy to work with and put on a great show. I will be sure to recommend them." 

Mark Bloomstein, Boston Party Makers, Boston, MA 
"EBS are the the only entertainers to have been given a 6 on our rating card (it only goes up to 5). They totally rock!". 

The Phoenix House, Sunday River, ME 
"Boston's Best Cover Band". 

Adam Geringer-Dunn, Talent Buyer, Colby College, ME 
"The Emergency Broadcast System was great to work with and put on one hell of a show. EBS was everything we were looking for in a party band and more! They were true performers at our event and rocked about 500 college students all night. At 1:30am the crowd was still yelling for more! I’d highly recommend EBS to anyone looking for a band that can play all the hits, and perform each song like rock stars.".