How Live Music Can Change Your Entire Wedding Day // The Metropolitan Players

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Choosing the right music and entertainment for your wedding day can often be an afterthought for some couples, and yet it is such a critical piece that can determine the overall vibe and experience of your day. Erin and Drew Coles of The Metropolitan Players are working hard to change the way that couples think about wedding entertainment, and offer a variety of live music options in the New York City area that can take you from classical instrumentals at your ceremony through to dance party jams at your reception.

Read on to learn more about The Metropolitan Players, and why we are so glad to introduce them as the newest member of the Catalyst Vendor Community.

What is the mission of The Metropolitan Players? 

Our mission is to revolutionize the wedding entertainment industry by standardizing love as an expectation for booking and working with a wedding band in the Tri-State area. Erin and Drew Coles started the Metropolitan Players for their own wedding, and truly understand the importance of working with vendors that are compassionate, kind, respectful, detail-oriented, and who really care about fostering strong relationships with their clients.

What is The Metropolitan Players’ origin story? 

Husband and wife team Drew and Erin Coles founded the Metropolitan Players when they couldn’t find the perfect band for their own wedding. They were inspired by their mutual passion for music, expertise in business, and a true love for everything a wedding represents. They were also encouraged by the opportunity to provide young, professional musicians with meaningful work in their field. Drew and Erin love being part of the celebration that brings two families together, and with every new couple, the Met Player family grows and new musical memories are made!

What is one of your favorite projects you've ever worked on?

It's impossible to choose just one! Every couple we work with is unique, so each wedding is completely different! We love expanding our repertoire and learning new music for our clients, creating customized wedding day timelines so that their special day unfolds exactly as they dreamed, and sharing in their unique family traditions.

How are you a wedding space disrupter?

The Metropolitan Players are one of the few bands in the industry that exclusively plays weddings. While many other bands stretch their resources, personnel, and availability thin by playing corporate and other non-wedding gigs, we dedicate all our time, focus, and energy to facilitating a perfect day for our couples. We hire only the most talented trained musicians with extensive experience in musical performance, and as a result, unrivaled levels of musicianship, professionalism, and showmanship set The Metropolitan Players apart. We have cultivated a reputation within the wedding industry of keeping the dance floor packed all night long with our high-energy, unforgettable performances!

What three ingredients are necessary for a great day at The Metropolitan Players? 

  1. Positivity and excitement from all our amazing band members!

  2. Being totally prepared for every planned part of a wedding day, as well as any unexpected things that might come our way!

  3. A stellar couple that is excited, happy, and openly sharing their love with everyone!

What are some traits of your ideal clients and customers?

Our clients are positive, fun, totally in love, and excited to customize their entire wedding experience. They truly embrace becoming a member of the Met Player Family, and are willing to put their trust in their vendors to give them the absolute best experience!


The Metropolitan Players is a youthful, energetic wedding band based in New York City that delivers the sound and song selection of a DJ, with the electric energy of a live band! Founders Drew and Erin Coles formed the band for their own wedding, and care deeply about creating a beautiful event for each and every couple. With a coveted place in The Knot Hall of Fame, it's our privilege to provide tailored, compassionate customer service, keep the dance floor packed all night long, and make your special day truly unforgettable!