Who We Are

1Bait & Switch is a wedding and event band comprised of four Berklee graduates and a Tufts educated producer. We are dedicated to playing today’s hits with just a dash of yesterday’s, from Gaga, Britney, and Kanye, to Michael Jackson and The Temptations, note for note, exactly how you hear them on the radio.

What We Do

2We combine the best elements of both a live band and a DJ by mixing live instrumentation with original, custom synth programming. The tracks are triggered live to bring dancefloor sensibility to the rock band paradigm. Trust us: You haven’t heard anything like this before.

Why We’re Different

3Most wedding bands offer only live instrumentation, or use low-quality, canned backing tracks to fill out their sound. We combine bespoke synth programming with Berklee educated musicians to give you the energy of a live band and the fidelity of a DJ.

Get in Touch

4For booking and general inquiries, please send us an email. For more information, please view the services we offer. We look forward to fulfilling your entertainment needs, and to making your wedding a night of dancing and fun!

Recordings

Recordings of Bait & Switch

Song List

Download the Bait & Switch Band song list

Photos

Photos of Bait & Switch and live performances

Services

Bait & Switch offers wedding and event entertainment. We have two goals: to wash away your memories of stale guitar bands, and to make you dance. Combining the best elements of both a live band and a DJ, Bait & Switch mixes live instrumentation with original synth programming and meticulously recreated tracks to bring dancefloor sensibility to the rock band paradigm.

If you’re looking for a wedding or event band that plays today’s top hits, look no further. Bait & Switch proudly plays weddings and private and corporate events in Boston, Cambridge, Brookline, the South Shore, the North Shore, Providence, Newport, Orleans, Provincetown, Dennis, Chatham, Hyannis, Bourne, Harwich, Falmouth, Mashpee, and the rest of Cape Cod, the Islands, and New England. Contact us now for more information!

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Bait & Switch is the wedding band for couples who want a young, energetic group that sounds just like the radio. With our repertoire of sonically impressive Top 40 and Dance hits, we always keep the dance floor packed, and guarantee that your wedding will be a night of fun for you and all of your guests.

While we focus on modern Top 40 and Dance music with a sprinkling of Motown and Classic Rock (ideal for wedding receptions and parties), we pride ourselves on our ability to provide music for each part of your event. A selection of Bait & Switch’s wedding services can be found below.

Please note that we are not limited to the below listed options — if you are looking for something special, please contact us with your specific needs. We will be happy to fulfill them. To book Bait & Switch, please use our contact page. Not sure Bait & Switch is right for you? Come to one of our upcoming public performances and decide for yourself!

Cocktail Hour

Bait & Switch’s members have years of experience playing in various cocktail hour settings. Our guitarist, Dave Chapman, plays acoustic jazz and classical guitar, both of which are perfect for any cocktail hour or reception. If you so desire, Ian Henchy, our drummer, can also provide tasteful and quiet jazz rhythm and percussion to compliment Dave’s performance.

If you wish to have a full band for your cocktail hour or ceremony, we offer formally trained jazz vocalists that can accompany Ian and Dave for an elegant and refined backdrop for your event.

Reception

Bait & Switch shines at any wedding reception. If you hire us, you won’t have to worry about an empty dance floor or aging, cheesy musicians. Our selection of Pop and Top 40 music, with just the right amount of Motown and Classic Rock mixed in, is sure to get the party started and make your wedding a joyful beginning for you and your spouse to be.

Oh – and don’t worry if you have songs in mind that are outside of our standard repertoire: Bait & Switch will learn your requested songs to make sure that your special day is exactly as you had imagined.

DJ Services

One of the biggest worries brides and grooms to be have is, “What happens when the band takes a break?”. With Bait & Switch, you won’t have to worry. We guarantee music will always be playing, and that your guests will always be happy and dancing. To ensure this, we offer either pre-recorded music during breaks (and are happy to put on a playlist of your choosing!), or full DJ services during band breaks or part of your reception, cocktail hour, or ceremony.

Bait & Switch DJ sets permit us to stray from our typical repertoire of  Pop and Top 40 music, with custom and on the fly remixes and mashups that set us apart from your typical DJ. Remember, we’re more than just DJs; we’re real musicians, too.




Bait & Switch is perfectly suited for events and club nights. With a repertoire that focuses on modern Top 40 and Pop music, we can guarantee a packed dance floor and a happy crowd. By combining a live band with a DJ using original tracks, we give you the best elements of both, thus eliminating the need to choose one or the other. For more information about what makes use special, please see the Bait & Switch difference.

Bait & Switch also offers DJ services for part of your event, or for the entire night. Bait & Switch DJ sets permit us to stray from our typical repertoire of  Pop and Top 40 music into more electronic genres, with custom and on the fly remixes and mashups that set us apart from your typical nightclub DJ. Remember, we’re more than just DJs — we’re real musicians, too.

To book Bait & Switch please contact us with your event details. Not sure Bait & Switch is right for you? Come to one of our upcoming public performances and decide for yourself!

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