We used AMS for our wedding – 2 strings for the ceremony, made it a trio for the cocktail, and the 7-piece Extasis band and a DJ for the reception. Juan Carlos was very responsive and helpful throughout the entire process – quick email responses, flexible with our many changes, and helpful with giving advice when we asked (what instruments should we have when, etc.). From what I heard at the ceremony, they were great. We were not at the cocktail and did not hear the trio, but I am sure they were great as well. The band did a good job too, as did the DJ. I had provided a list of songs – our choices for first dances and other big moments, and then just a list of suggested songs that we liked. All the “big moment” songs went well, and I heard several of our suggested songs played throughout the night during the ceremony and at the reception. I am not sure which DJ we had, but I thought he was good – not too eccentric but was engaging when he spoke. Overall Juan Carlos and AMS were really accommodating and listened to our requests and it was a good experience!
Book these guys! They were FABULOUS! Highly recommend them!!!
Thank you to Allied Music Solutions and Andres (our guitarist) for making our day so special. They worked with us to make sure all the music they provided was exactly what we were after, and Andres rocked it. We hired Andres to play for our cocktail hour and during dinner. A bunch of us are musicians who play events like this a lot ourselves, and we were all impressed with his musicality and professionalism. Many thanks!
I am convinced that Juan Carlos and Allied Music are the very best professional music group/organization that Puerto Rico has to offer. I would hire this group to do the music at ANY event that I ever have. I would especially recommend them to anyone looking for the BEST music for their wedding. Juan Carlos was so easy to work with – he was professional, he listened to what I wanted and he delivered the best music, DJ, and band that I could have ever imagined. He was economical and he made adjustments where necessary to provide the very best outcomes for our wedding. As you know, music is one of the best components of a wedding Juan Carlos (Allied Music) made mine a dream/fairy tale. We had a Duo for the wedding ceremony (Violin/Piano); pre-recorded music for the cocktail hour; Popssical wedding trio during dinner (sax, piano & Percussion) and a DJ with lights and emceeing at our reception. It could not have been any better and our guests are still talking about our wedding music. I cannot thank you enough Juan Carlos. You made our wedding day the absolute best day ever. I appreciate you and Allied a great deal. If anyone has an opportunity to work with Juan Carlos/Allied Music, please do NOT think twice – book them early and as soon as you can.
I was not the best bride in terms of being on top of things. With little notice, Allied Music Solutions was able to accommodate all my music wishes, from strings and guitar for the ceremony to the DJ at the reception. The music was unique and personal for our ceremony, songs like “Wagon Wheel” and “Fools Rush In”. For our reception, I gave the DJ a playlist and he took care of it all. The energy was high and my guests pretty much danced from start to finish. THANK YOU!
My son’s wedding was held this May 2017 at El Conquistador. On the recommendation of the hotel, we used Allied Music Services for the Welcome Reception, the wedding ceremony and the reception. We were extremely pleased with the Dr Juan Carlos Vega and his team of musicians. For the Welcome Reception, we had a steel drum musician and Dr Vega who played piano. They were fantastic and added to the Puerto Rican flair of our welcome reception. My son worked with the Allied Music DJ who provided the music for the reception and ceremony. I know my son had a long playlist which was no problem for the DJ. He was very accommodating and even met with my son prior to the wedding ceremony and reception.
Book it!!!! Allied Music Solutions provided prompt email responses, was super professional, and they were probably the best part of the wedding!!!!!
We cannot say enough great things about this vendor. Very professional and the music was just incredible. Every person who came had something wonderful to say about the musicians. The band even went the extra mile and performed an amazing encore at the behest of a very enthusiastic crowd. I would recommend HIGHLY to anyone considering them.
We requested a saxophone player for our wedding cocktail hour and he was fantastic! We wanted the saxophone player to play along with lounge music in the background and he did exactly as asked! I provided the songs two weeks before the wedding and he was able to follow along and do a beautiful concert for our guests. Thank you so much and I would highly reccomend Allied Music to add the extra entertainment touch to your special day!!
We first contacted Dr. Juan Carlos Vega in October 2015 to provide ceremony music for my daughter’s destination wedding. We met him at the venue he was performing at, staying completely in the background and unnoticed. We were able to hear the music and knew right away that he was just the right person for us. Over the course of the year that followed, we were in close communication with him, both by email and telephone. He provided us with several music selections for different parts of the ceremony and told us if something was not on the list to let him know and he would certainly oblige us. The Cathedral of San Juan Bautista does not have a working organ so Dr. Vega provided a keyboard and I must say that it made no difference if the music was performed on an organ or keyboard. Music could be heard throughout the Cathedral on my daughter’s special day. Additionally, with the vocal selections we requested, Juan Carlos suggested using a tenor vocalist and the vocalist he chose was unbelievable! Both the keyboard music and the vocalist were SPECTACULAR. Additionally, because of an air show in San Juan that Saturday, the wedding ceremony began late and Dr. Vega was very accommodating. He is a true professional who knows his music well. All of our guests raved about the beautiful music and the vocalist. I am glad that we chose Juan Carlos Vega and Allied Music Solutions for our ceremony music. You will not be disappointed in choosing him either.
My best advice to you is to contract Allied Music Solutions. They are excellent musicians who turned our destination wedding into a musical paradise with music tailored for all the guests young and old. Everybody enjoyed the professionalism and charisma of the group. Their leader, Juan Carlos, was very cooperative and responded to all our requests timely and appropriately. The floor was always full, with happy people enjoying themselves until the wee hours of the morning. Thank you for making our Wedding a success.
My daughter was married on July 2nd at El Conquistador and we chose Allied Music Solutions, Inc. They were fantastic! My daughter chose a medley of instrumentals to be played during the ceremony and a steel drum duo for the cocktail hour. Juan Carlos was great-both professionally making sure we were always kept up to date with any changes that the weather could bring, prompt in his replies when we had questions and always available during the planning of her destination wedding. We had a DJ for the reception and they did not disappoint! They played everything and even took requests! Thanks to Juan Carlos and Allied Music Solutions, everyone was on their feet and danced all night long!
It is very difficult to pick a vendor when you are so far away. However, I have no regrets about choosing Allied Music Solutions and would recommend them without reservation. We had both a live duo for the cocktail hour and a DJ for the reception. Wow. Both were amazing. Me and my husband’s taste in music varies, as did our guests. Our DJ played everything from salsa to pop to country. Everyone loved it from start to finish. So much that at one point our guests grabbed the mic to sing along because we were so into the music!! We had about 10 people belting out Marc Anthony’s Preciosa. It was a priceless moment. Thank you so much for making our wedding music so memorable.
My now wife and I live in New York City. We were married in Fajardo, Puerto Rico about a month ago. We always wanted to do a destination wedding but it was a bit nerve wrecking finding and booking a band without meeting them in person. We couldn’t be happier that we found Allied Music Solutions. Juan Carlos, our point of contact, was professional, responsive, and flexible. When we booked the band, we were unsure if we would want a 5 or 6 piece band and he said we could always add additional pieces closer to the wedding. Of the bands AMS works with, we chose Extasis. They were absolutely incredible! Great song selection, talented singers, infectious energy. We would give them more than 5 stars if we could! Some of the band members arrived 3+ hours ahead of time to set up; we cannot express how happy we are with our decision. Thank you Juan and Extasis! You made our wedding day one we’ll never forget.
Juan Carlos and his team were amazing to work with. They provided us with a guitar soloist, a steel drum band, and a 6-person band for our wedding. Everyone was amazing and the music totally made our wedding. The steel drum band for the cocktail hour was amazing – totally made the cocktail hour and was such a fun atmosphere. Also, I cannot say enough about how amazing the band was. Every single guest from our wedding commented on how good they were and how they almost forgot they weren’t even dancing to the real band at the moment! They got the whole party going and had everyone dancing non-stop. Thank-you Juan for what your recommendations and for making our wedding a dream come true. We were so impressed by your responsiveness, the quality of your service and all that you provided to us.
We used Allied Music Solutions for our saxophone player that played during our ceremony and escorted the guests from the ceremony site to the reception site. He was very talented, and so many of guests told us how much they enjoyed listening to him. I told him the type of music I wanted played, and he listened and really understood what we were going for. I would definitely recommend using Allied Music Solutions.
Dr. Juan Carlos Vega and AMS were a pleasure to work with. He was very understanding when my deposit was returned due to a shipping error. Worked with my budget and very helpful. Ceremony and cocktail hour music sounded exactly as I had envisioned it!
These services were GREAT! I am so pleased! Allied Music provided live music during my wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. I wanted my guests to really get a feel of being in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico and using instruments such as guitar and cuatro really translated this. Also, they were very professional.
I work in music in the US and have played host to hundreds of live performances and festivals across the country. So, music was the key element to our wedding. In fact, our wedding theme was “make music together”. Allied Music Solutions worked with us to plan a very unusual band, which not only included 3 of their session musicians, but also a lineup including our own musicians from the main land. We brought in some pretty big names, who happen to be our friends, and were nervous that it may not mesh… However the players from Allied were professional and well versed in everything from jazz to reggae to rock… this made for a fun night of improvised music and a unique set of material. Our guests loved it and we were happy to host our own friends as part of the night of entertainment. It was a success!!
We worked with Dr. Vega for many months trying to figure out what worked best for our guests and our eclectic tastes in music. We ended up gathering a quite extensive list for our DJ and (ceremony trio string musicians) and the outcome was fantastic. Our DJ was full of energy and was very playful and that worked really well with our wedding guests and our overall wedding vibe. We didn’t stop dancing all night and Dr. Vega even showed up to make sure everything ran smoothly. I cannot thank Allied Music Solutions enough for providing exactly what we were looking for. We played a lot of old and new Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia, Hip Hop from the 90’s, Bob Marley, Dave Mathews, Gypsy Kings and Buena Vista Social Club.
I cannot say enough great things about Juan Carlos and Allied Music Solutions. The music for our wedding was truly exceptional! To begin with, Juan Carlos is a pleasure to work with. He is incredibly responsive and took a great deal of time to talk with us and learn about the style of music we were looking for at both the ceremony and reception. In fact, we changed our mind about the ceremony music three to four times and Juan Carlos was very patient with our indecision. But the real surprise was the music for the reception. WOW!!!!! Juan Carlos compiled a specific group of musicians to create a unique sounding band for our reception based on our personal music interests. Everyone at the party agreed that the music was outstanding. They took our set list suggestions and then added some very nice surprises that fit well with the mood of the evening. Especially notable were the female vocalists and cuatro player, but all of the musicians were excellent and played together beautifully. I particularly loved the salsa sets, which were “off the charts”. The music was jamming and the entire dance floor was filled with people getting down. I wish I could give Allied Music Solutions an A+++ for their work. They really were a highlight for our event. Juan Carlos customized the band to fit our request and we could not be happier. Thank you for an evening of truly wonderful music and dancing!
I hired a pianist and a Dj for my wedding, they were punctual and professional. The music for the ceremony was breathtaking. I was extremely pleased with all the music selections and how well they were played. The Dj was fun and Had great music, we gave him a very small list but he was able to find a list perfect for our crowd.
Great, very professional. Everybody at the Wedding was talking about the music good repertory. This Company goes further than other companies. If you are hiring music for any activities, This is the one you have to choose.
These guys are awesome! Great combination of Latin and English music for our two families. We were the bride and groom who danced the night away. Everyone was talking about how awesome the band was…it’s because they’re all accomplished professionals in tune with both popular songs and great staples. The BEST.
I engaged Allied for the wedding of my first daughter to get married. The music was fantastic! From the ceremony to the cocktail and finally the reception… The Bride & Groom danced the night away along with every single guest. Juan Carlos was extremely responsive and attentive before, during and after the event. I would highly recommend their music services for any event!
Dr. Juan Carlos Vega was amazing! We hired him to supply musicians at our wedding ceremony (piano, violin, and singer), and a DJ at our reception. The wedding musicians were incredible! During the ceremony, the singer brought me to tears; his voice was so beautiful. Juan Carlos was also flexible in working with some unique requests we had, such as combining contemporary music choices with really classic ones, and letting us submit songs within two weeks of the ceremony. He played the keyboard during the ceremony, and even sang one of the songs we requested himself, which was a nice personal touch! The DJ was also phenomenal. He read the crowd like a book, which was tough to do since it was a fun mix of my husband’s Puerto Rican family that loved salsa and merengue, my family from Nebraska that loved Polka and the oldies, and our friends from DC who loved top 40 and hip hop. He played the perfect mix of all that music, and the dance floor was packed the entire night!! So many people from all three of those groups came to tell me how awesome the DJ was, as he mixed requests into our set playlist effortlessly. Hiring Juan Carlos and AMS was one of the best decisions we made about the wedding. If you want a professional who will be flexible, thoughtful, super talented, and affordable, book him now!
Allied Music and Juan Carlos were a dream to work with! We used them for our ceremony and cocktail hour. The musicians are extremely talented and helped make our wedding all we’d hoped. Juan Carlos was so easy to work with leading up to our wedding. He was very quick to respond to emails and helped with suggestions. I emailed him selections and sound files to help ensure we were on the same page with arrangements. He then suggested the best instruments for the sound I wanted. We chose ceremony music, but left all the other selections to him. And they were perfect! The team arrived on time and played beautifully. I would highly recommend this talented group of musicians!
When my husband and I decided to get married in Puerto Rico, he was a bit hesitant about the music and thought that if we hired a band they would only play latin songs and ostracize some of our American family and friends. That is not the case with Extasis – they did an AMAZING job with ALL of the songs they performed! I worked closely with Juan Carlos to provide direction on the kinds of songs we wanted to hear (a mix of American Pop, Latin and Oldies) and he and his team knocked it out of the park! We contracted the band for our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. We have a unique wedding song, “Cosmic Love” by Florence and the Machine and the band learned and performed the instrumental version at our ceremony and the live version for our first dance – it was fantastic! The one tip I will give is to create your own play-list/CD for the music played during breaks. My husband and I did that and our guests danced the entire night! They are a bit pricier than any other band we were quoted, but they were worth every penny!
AMAZING WEDDING BAND. If you are looking for a band of TALENTED musicians / this is the only one in Puerto Rico I would ever use. Ruben the main singer is awesome, he plays the harmonica like a pro and has the coolest most AMAZING voice. The girls too, wait till you hear them sing an Aretha song. Cool and Different band that will have your whole wedding dancing and actually admiring their amazing musical talent throughout the night. Every other band in PR is very standard… (I’ve seen most of the popular ones). ONLY Extasis band sounds like the real thing and more. Plus they are highly charismatic and entertaining. I had them with the full 11 piece band… amazing wind section. They made my wedding stand out from the rest and everyone had an amazing time. Almost everyone at the wedding came up to me to ask about the band and where did I find them and how amazing and cool they were. Five stars.
Juan Carlos was such a pleasure to work with. He was quick to respond to my emails as I was planning my wedding from Texas. He played the piano for my ceremony at church. Everyone loved the music and song choices. I didn’t walk to traditional music. I chose modern music which was no problem for Juan Carlos. His prices are comparable to most vendors in PR. I would recommend him and Allied music for all your music needs!! You won’t be disappointed.
I found Allied Music Solutions using Wedding Wire. I live in Louisville, KY and planning a wedding aboard was extremely stressful especially when you can’t meet your vendors face-to-face. Juan Carlos managed to take all my fears away when he demonstrated his availability and timely response to all my questions and request. He was great to work with! One of the things that I really liked the most was the song list that they are able to play at the wedding ceremony. I don’t like traditional wedding music so they were able to play the music we love. I walked down the aisle with the piano version of Christina Perry’s “A Thousand Years” (Twilight anyone?!!). The music was beautiful and I was crying the whole time. For the cocktail hour, we had a jazz duo band and even though we couldn’t enjoy it, we received lots of compliments from our guests. I would highly recommend Allied Music Solution for you wedding music.
Juan Carlos was amazing to work with. Planning the wedding from NYC wasn’t easy. He was highly recommended and we met with him while we were down there planning this summer. My father and I immediately trusted him and decided to use them. With very little back and forth he understood exactly what we were looking for. He provided the music for my rehearsal dinner, ceremony and cocktail hour and he was amazing. I highly recommend them!!!
Juan Carlos and his team were just completely fantastic for our destination wedding. We selected an acoustic guitarist from his team for our ceremony and cocktail hour, as well as a DJ for our reception. We met in person once in NYC and he was very responsive and easy to work with. We sent him a googledoc with our requests and our list of do not plays and everything was played perfectly. In fact, we did not have a chance to meet with him again before the wedding when we got down to PR just because of guests coming in and other issues, but we did not need to as he handled everything brilliantly. Could not have asked for a better music vendor!!!
On our wedding day, the band was ON FIRE. The male lead singer is amazing. They played songs in English (without an accent) and Spanish and just killed it. People were dancing all night long. The music was so good in fact, the groom and I only had two glasses of champagne our entire wedding because we kept having to drink water from all the dancing. We also hired the guitarist for the ceremony and cocktail hour and he did a beautiful job. I would HIGHLY recommend.
I am super pleased that Allied Music Solutions was who we chose for our ceremony and dance at our recent wedding. Not only is Juan Carlos a very nice person, but also a very talented and respected musician with a doctorate in his field. We chose Puerto Rico for our destination wedding, and had it not been for people like Juan Carlos we would’ve stressed during our planning and preparation. Instead, he made us feel so comfortable as we were reassured he could handle the job. The first time we met Juan Carlos he played a few songs on the piano, (songs I knew I’d want played at the ceremony) he literally brought tears to my face within the first few notes he played. I knew then, he would make my ceremony SO special. My guests were all touched by his piano and violin melodies, as well. I couldn’t be happier!! Same with DJ that evening. He provided songs that were on our list of MUST HAVES and he didn’t play any of the songs/genres we asked him not to. He had everyone dancing…even, the groom. Thank you Juan Carlos for your heart felt care for making sure our wedding was PERFECT!!! And, I feel we’ve made a friend in Puerto Rico!
What can I say…..Juan Carlos was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was a true professional and really knew how to guide me in making decisions about the music at my wedding. He was always prompt in returning emails and definitely has a way of making a bride feel like he wants to help them have the music they want at the wedding. Music definitely sets the atmosphere for a wedding and hearing the piano and violin music play as I walked down the aisle was one of the highlights of the day for me….. I had a mixture of classical music mixed in with Jeff Buckley’s “hallelujah” and I walked down the aisle to an instrumental version of “What a wonderful world”. Juan Carlos and his violinist played it ALL soooo beautifully!!!!! I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending him to future brides.
If you are looking for a band that knows every type of music, is fun, knows how to keep the dance floor moving and has the best packages to provide music for your whole wedding…you need to look at Allied Music Solutions! We had our destination wedding in San Juan, Puerto Rico and were so excited to see UTube past performances and their awesome music set. They were so easy to work with and even met with my husband to learn new songs as a surprise for our wedding and set aside time to practice with him so he could play his guitar and sing with the band. It was the hit of the night and all anyone could talk about was how awesome the band was and how they couldn’t even tell if they were sometimes a DJ or a band…they were that good!!!! Juan Carlos and his team went above and beyond and were so amazing with communication. They truly made out wedding the best day of our lives! Thank you!!!!!
We used a soloist, harpist, and pianist. My daughter wanted a soloist to sing a song by Mariah Carey, which was difficult to find. When Allied provided a demo, we knew we found the right vendor. The soloist and other musicians were awesome! All the guests thought we hired Mariah Carey to sing.
We hired Allied Music solutions for both our rehearsal dinner and wedding reception. The two events had very different themes, one was a casual beach setting and the other was a formal ballroom dinner/dancing reception. Allied Music solutions was flexible and provided just the right mix of music for both events. They are even better than the promo videos they provided and ALL of our guests complemented us on how great the band was!! We strongly recommend and know you won’t be disappointed!