Who We Are
The Keynotes is a modern-day, four-piece wedding & events band that’s as comfortable with the classics and oldies as they are with the latest chart-topping hits. Everything from Elvis Presley to Ed Sheeran and everything in between, we have you covered with an amazing night of great dance floor fillers. Your friends and family will rave about us for years to come. You only have to read a few of our client reviews to get a sense of the quality that we provide. Not only in our performance and live-show, but in our attitude towards being a great partner. One that will bend over backwards to help you plan an incredible day that’s everything you ever dreamed of.
We’re truly experienced wedding performers, capable of delivering a expansive range of live music. Our repertoire is ever growing and includes a wide selection of modern and classic songs. We cater our performance to your needs and are happy to take song requests in advance. We regularly provide music for ceremonies, first dances and dinner/drinks and so on, but always tailor the services to fit with your exact needs.
OUR SECRET WEAPON
What is our secret weapon you ask? It’s our amazingly talented front-man, Peter. Compare a hundred different wedding bands side-by-side and you will not find a more talented singer or a more naturally gifted entertainer anywhere. It’s a bold statement, for sure, but it’s also the truth. From the start of every show as we prepare to launch our first song of the night, we see the expressions on people’s faces. Largely curious, as everyone wonders who is this band? What are we in for? Then the minute the first few lines are sung, faces all around the room light up and it’s beaming smiles everywhere. It’s truly magical and this is what you get with The Keynotes.
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THE PERKS OF HIRING A LIVE BAND FOR YOUR NEXT PARTY OR EVENTWhether you need some soft acoustic melodies in the background to create the perfect ambience, or a rockin’ sound that will loosen up, and energize the crowd, a live band is the perfect way to set the mood for your next private event or party in the GTA.
BENEFITS OF HIRING A LIVE BAND FOR YOUR PRIVATE EVENTNobody plans an event looking to make it boring, and forgetful. Planners poor hours of their time and energy into making an event into something everyone who attends will appreciate. A live band can make your private party/event into more than just another get together with work friends. A good live band will make your event truly stand out by offering:
Our Toronto Private Event DJ ServiceDon’t need a full live band at your event? No problem! We also provide professional DJ services so that we can keep your event’s dancefloor going all night long. You give us the songs that you want to hear, and we will put together a customized playlist just for your event! Don’t have any songs in mind? No problem! Tell us the type of event and the audience and we will take care of the rest.
Private Party & Event Band TorontoBring your next event to the next level with a live band. Your team will appreciate the sound, the entertainment, and the fact that you went the extra distance for them with the gift of live music. Luckily, the Keynotes have a song list, testimonials and videos of their performances all available on their website, making your choice easy.
Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Private Event BandA band can totally overhaul your event, offering everyone at the event a unique experience, but if you don’t hire the right band, one that plays professionally and appropriately, it can be ruin the atmosphere of your gathering. To make sure you get the band your event needs, be sure to ask the right questions to the bands you’re interviewing such as:
1. What style of music are you most comfortable playing?If your event in Toronto is a suave, sophisticated party, you don’t want their answer to be, “Heavy Metal, of course.” Find the right band for your crowd by perusing their song list.
2. Do you have any references or testimonials?A band may have an impressive song list, but if they play them poorly, or offer the charisma of a fish, you lose half the joy of a live band. Make sure to get first hand accounts from people who can vouch for their professionalism, their contagious good energy, as well as their excellent ability as musicians and entertainers.
3. Do you have any videos of your performances?There’s no better way to see if they bring the entertainment factor than by watching them with your own eyes via videos. You can check out their sound, their style, and possibly even how they interact with the crowd.
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WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING
Excellent Performance for our Wedding We booked the Keynotes to play our wedding and could not have been happier with the professional service they provided. They went above and beyond what we had originally hired them to do. We received a lot of feedback from our guests, and the overwhelming consensus was that our guests loved the music! The Keynotes did a wonderful job! Highly recommended!
The Keynotes absolutely rocked the joint at our daughter and son-in-law's wedding. Everyone at the reception enjoyed themselves and raved about what a wonderful time they had. They were very accommodating and professional. Peter did a masterful job as soloist for the wedding ceremony itself and then joined Rich and the others for a tremendous show at the reception. From mid-afternoon to the wee hours of the morning, they infused energy into the whole day. Well done, gentlemen. I would highly recommend you to anyone hosting an event
Best Band Ever!! Thank you Keynotes for making my husband’s 50th surprise party the best party ever!! From my first phone call with Rich, to the very last note played late into the night, you guys surpassed every expectation I had. Professional, fun, great with our guests and you sounded absolutely fantastic!! The music just kept getting better and better. I have never enjoyed a band at a private function that much. You would not believe how many emails I have received from our guests since Saturday night just raving about you guys. I will have to find another reason to have a party just to hire you again. Thank you for everything!!! Every person there had just an amazing time…..especially the birthday boy!! You guys truly are fantastic!!
Hands down the best cover band I've witnessed! You guys ROCKED THE WINERY last night!!!! Everyone couldn't stop talking about how amazing you guys were and seriously you guys were beyond amazing! Words can't even describe! Thank you for the two beautiful songs that I requested. I loved them! Craig and I are so happy we selected you guys to play for us at our wedding! Can't wait to see you guys again next time we're in town! Hopefully at a bar! Or maybe even at a friend's wedding?!?! (Cause I'm totally telling everyone about you guys!)
The Key Notes were the band at a wedding we attended and they were awesome. The dance floor was packed. They have an amazing song list with something for everyone. They are super talented and they are so much fun. I'd book these guys for any occasion where you want the guests to sing, dance and have fun. Can't wait to see them again.
Best Wedding Band of All Time We saw The Keynotes at my sister in-law's wedding in 2016. We knew then that they were something special. I've heard bands at weddings before and found that they can sound like a typical rock band where all the songs sound similar. This could not be more different from The Keynotes. They play so many different genres and transition between songs so smoothly. As soon as we got engaged, step 1 was lock down a venue, step 2 was immediately book The Keynotes. Our guests have been commenting for weeks that it was one of the best weddings they've ever been to and it was largely due to the band. They literally made our wedding and we now have a long list of friends and family that want to book this band for their events. We also used The Keynotes for an accoustic set during our wedding ceremony and it was absolutely beautiful. You will not be disappointed with them, they are absolutely fantastic!