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Give your guests, friends and family something they will really enjoy! A unique and fun musical performance by the Goodtime Stringband. We can provide music for your ceremony, cocktail reception and dancing music for the reception!
We work harder to make your event special! We are experienced, professional event planners (not college kids) with formal music training. We have over six years of serving Gigmaster clients and over a dozen positive customer reviews. Please get in touch if you are interested in hiring a fun band for your event ! Weddings are our specialty!
Our New England-based bluegrass band, the Goodtime Stringband (aka the Goodtime Charlies) can provide goodtime music for your party, wedding or corporate function. The group plays bluegrass, western swing and danceable fiddle tunes by artists such as Avett Brothers, Lumineers, Mumford and Sons, Old Crow Medicine Show, Bob Wills, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and Bill Monroe.
We pride ourselves on prompt communication and personalized service. Our pricing is fair and we have the experience (and proven track record) to create memorable entertainment for YOUR event. After all, it's all about you!
The GTSB have performed at fundraisers, weddings, dances, company parties, outdoor festivals, parties, pubs, church functions, fairs, town common concerts, farmstands and even in a major motion picture.
Visit our band website for customer testimonials, additional song samples and current schedule.
Here's what people have said about us
"Thank you for a wonderful day on June 20th for my party; the band was fantastic, just as you were 2 years ago. My guests enjoyed the music so very much. I had so many comments on how wonderful the band was. You were a definite hit; I was told it should be an annual event!"
Maxine, Cape Cod Family Party
"Chris and I want you and all of your band to know how much we loved having you at our wedding. Your music was great and you created the environment we wanted! So many people have been telling us how great you are – and we agree. I think it is remarkable that all ages loved you – from our 4 year old daughter to my 93 year old grandfather."
Michelle and Chris, Greater Boston Bluegrass Wedding
"We just wanted to thank you again so much for the amazingly beautiful music on Saturday! It was absolutely perfect and everything we had hoped for – and more! Honestly. All of our family and friends kept going on about how great you all were and what a fabulous time they had dancing – which I'm sure you noticed. You were also great to work with – relaxed yet very on-top of everything. THANK YOU!"
Christene and Tim, Cape Cod Bluegrass Wedding
"They were a great group! Fun, easy-going, and incredibly talented!!! (Can't get much better than that!) Would I have them again? Absolutely! They made our party so much fun! Many thanks!!!"
Sandra Spring, Director of Member Services – Orchard Cove
"Feet stomping, hearts jumping and heads bobbing to the music, everyone was grinning ear to ear! The Goodtime Charlies were awesome…Rave reviews from customers and staff at Santos Dumont Cafe…ya'll come back now!"
Lisa Anderson, Owner Santos Dumont Café
"This group of Bluegrass players belies their youth. As their name implies, they provide a goodtime for all ages. Harmonies are great, pickin' and playin' are tight. Their exuberance is definitely catching and their performance at the Lakes Region Conservation Trust's 2nd Annual Afternoon of Bluegrass at Castle in the Clouds, Moultonborough, NH was outstanding. They'll definitely be welcomed back next year!"
Kitty Boyle, Director Lakes Region Conservation Trust
"…love the versatility of your music. Your authentic bluegrass style is just right for a lively party crowd but also perfect for background music so it's easy to have conversations. Being a Southerner, you really made me miss home. I think it's safe to say our future parties will definitely include the Goodtime band whenever possible! Bring on the Rocky Top!"
Cail and Joe Bellavance
"This band's lilting and lovely bluegrass blew everyone away. Our party, despite pouring rain, will be forever remembered as one of the greats due to the remarkable playing that characterized the night. It was superb music and I cannot recommend The band more highly."