Who are The Ward Eights?

We are a band of nine friends, joined together in a common purpose: to make your party the most hip, most fun and most memorable event of the season.

Where are you based?

We hail from Boston, MA and perform all over New England. We originally formed in 2010 in Cambridge, where we worked together at Harmonix Music Systems, makers of the Rock Band and Dance Central video games.

What do you play?

Funk, soul, rock, hip-hop, pop, jazz and nearly anything else you can think of. With a three-piece horn section, guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and both male and female lead vocalists, we cover a LOT of musical ground. Look below for our full song list, and feel free to make requests!

How do I contact the band for a quote?

We are happy to put together a package that meets your needs and budget - complete with dance music for the reception, jazz for dinner and cocktail hour, an MC for bridal party introductions and any creative special requests you may have!

SONG LIST (click headings to sort by category)

Title Artist Decade Genre
A Little Less ConversationElvis Presley1960sRockabilly
ABCJackson 51970sSoul
AeroplaneRed Hot Chili Peppers1990sRock
Ain't No Mountain High EnoughMarvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell1960sSoul
Ain't No Other ManChristina Aguilera2000sPop
Ain't Too Proud To BegThe Temptations1960sSoul
AnimalsNeon Trees2010sRock
Apache (Jump On It)Sugar Hill Gang1980sHip-hop (medley)
At LastEtta James1960sSoul
Back in BlackAC/DC1980sClassic Rock
Bad RomanceLady Gaga2000sPop
Beat ItMichael Jackson1980sPop
Beer Barrel PolkaWill Glahé1930sPolka
Big PoppaThe Notorious B.I.G.1990sHip-hop (medley)
Billie JeanMichael Jackson1980sPop
BillionaireBruno Mars2010sPop
BirthdayThe Beatles1960sThe Beatles are their own genre
BittersweetFuel1990sRock
BlessedElton John1990sBallad
BlowKesha2010sPop
Brick HouseThe Commodores1970sFunk
Bust a MoveYoung MC1980sHip-hop (medley)
California LoveTupac1990sHip-hop (medley)
Call Me MaybeCarly Rae Jepsen2010sPop
Chain of FoolsAretha Franklin1960sSoul
CrazyGnarls Barkley2000sTrip-hop
Crazy in LoveBeyonce2000sPop
Cult Of PersonalityLiving Colour1980sRock
Dance DanceFallout Boy2000sRock
DJ Got Us Falling in LoveUsher2010sR&B
Dock of the BayOtis Redding1960sSoul
Don't Do ItGreat Divide / Marvin Gaye1960sRock
Don't Stop Believin'Journey1980sClassic Rock
Down on the CornerCreedence Clearwater Revival1960sClassic Rock
Downeaster AlexaBilly Joel1990sBallad
EverythingMichael Buble2000sPop
Everything I DoBryan Adams1990sBallad
F**k YouCee Lo Green2010sNeo Soul
Family AffairMary J. Blige2000sR&B
FarmhousePhish2000sRock
Feel Good, Inc.Gorillaz2000sTrip-hop
Fly AwayLenny Kravitz1990sRock
Fool in the RainLed Zeppelin1970sRock
Footsteps in the DarkIsley Brothers1970sFunk
Forever YoungRod Stewart1980sRock
FrankensteinEdgar Winter Group1970sRock
Gangsta's ParadiseCoolio1990sHip-hop (medley)
Genuine OnlyNe-Yo2010sR&B
Georgia On My MindRay Charles1960sSoul
Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex MachineJames Brown1970sFunk
Gin & JuiceSnoop Dogg1990sHip-hop (medley)
Give It to Me BabyRick James1980sFunk
Gold DiggerKanye West2000sHip-hop
Good DayIce Cube1990sHip-hop
Got To Get You Into My LifeThe Beatles1960sThe Beatles are their own genre
GravityJohn Mayer2000sBallad
Groove Is In The HeartDeee-Lite1990sPop
Groove Me King Floyd1970sSoul
Hallelujah I Love Her soRay Charles1950sSoul
HappyPharrell Williams2010sPop
Happy TogetherThe Turtles1960sClassic Rock
Hard To HandleThe Black Crowes1990sRock
Hava NagilaAbraham Zevi Idelsohn1910sJewish Traditional
HeatwaveMartha and the Vandellas1960sSoul
Hella GoodNo Doubt2000sPop
Hey BulldogThe Beatles1960sThe Beatles are their own genre
Hit 'em Up StyleBlu Cantrell2000sR&B
Hold On I'm Comin'Sam and Dave1960sSoul
Howlin' For YouBlack Keys2010sRock
I Ain't No JokeEric B. & Rakim1980sHip-hop (medley)
I Believe in a Thing Called LoveThe Darkness2000sRock
I Can't Help Falling in LoveElvis Presley1960sBallad
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)The Four Tops1960sSoul
I Feel GoodJames Brown1960sSoul
I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)Michael McDonald1980sFunk
I Kissed a GirlKaty Perry2000sPop
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)Whitney Houston1980sPop
I Want You BackJackson 51960sSoul
I WishStevie Wonder1970sSoul
I'll Be ThereJackson 51970sSoul
I'll Be Your MirrorVelvet Underground1960sRock
I'll Take You ThereThe Staple Singers1970sSoul
If I Ain't Got YouAlicia Keys2000sR&B
In My LifeThe Beatles1960sThe Beatles are their own genre
Into the MysticVan Morrison1970sBallad
It Takes TwoRob Base & DJ E-Z Rock1980sHip-hop (medley)
It's Your ThingIsley Brothers1960sSoul
JumpVan Halen1980sClassic Rock
Jump AroundHouse Of Pain1990sHip-hop
Jump Jive and WailBrian Setzer / Louis Prima1950sSwing
Jumpin' Jack FlashRolling Stones1960sClassic Rock
Jungle BoogieKool And The Gang1970sFunk
Killing Me SoftlyLauryn Hill and the Fugees1990sBallad
King of RockRun-DMC1980sHip-hop (medley)
King of Wishful Thinking Go West1990sPop
KissPrince1980sFunk
Lady MarmaladePatty LaBelle1970sSoul
Let Me Clear My ThroatDJ Kool1990sHip-hop (medley)
Let's DanceDavid Bowie1980sClassic Rock
Let's Get It StartedBlack Eyed Peas2000sPop
Let's Stay TogetherAl Green1970sSoul
LillyPink Martini2000sLatin
Love FoolThe Cardigans1990sPop
Love ShackB-52s1980sDisco
Love You MadlyElla Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington1950sJazz
Loving CupPhish / Rolling Stones1970sRock
MercyDuffy2000sNeo Soul
MichelleThe Beatles1960sThe Beatles are their own genre
MoondanceVan Morrison1970sBallad
Move On UpCurtis Mayfield1970sSoul
Moves Like JaggerMaroon 52010sPop
Muppet Show ThemeThe Muppets1970sMuppet Overture
Mustang SallyWilson Pickett1960sSoul
My GirlThe Temptations1960sSoul
My PrerogativeBobby Brown1980sFunk
Need You TonightINXS1980sNew Wave
Next To MeEmeli Sandé2010sNeo Soul
Oh! DarlingThe Beatles1960sThe Beatles are their own genre
Papas Got A Brand New BagJames Brown1960sSoul
Party Up (Up In Here)DMX2000sHip-hop (medley)
Pick Up The PiecesAverage White Band1970sFunk
Picture in a FramePearl Jam / Tom Waits1990sBallad
PoisonBell Biv Devoe1990sR&B / New Jack Swing
Put Down The DuckieSesame Street1980sMuppet Blues
Rainbow ConnectionThe Muppets1970sMuppet Ballad
RegulateWarren G & Nate Dogg1990sHip-hop
RehabAmy Winehouse2000sNeo Soul
Ride wit MeNelly2000sHip-hop (medley)
Rock SteadyAretha Franklin1970sSoul
Rock With YouMichael Jackson1970sPop
Rock Your Body Justin Timberlake2000sPop
Rolling in the DeepAdele2010sNeo Soul
RumpshakerWreckx-N-Effect1990sHip-hop (medley)
SailAwolnation2010sRock
Second That EmotionSmokey Robinson1960sSoul
SeptemberEarth Wind & Fire1970sFunk
Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)The Jacksons1970sPop
Shining StarEarth Wind & Fire1970sFunk
Short Skirt, Long JacketCake2000sRock
Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm YoursStevie Wonder1970sSoul
Sir DukeStevie Wonder1970sSoul
SledgehammerPeter Gabriel1980sRock
Son of a Preacher ManDusty Springfield1960sSoul
Sorry Ms. JacksonOutkast2000sHip-hop (medley)
Soul ManSam and Dave1960sSoul
SpiderwebsNo Doubt1990sRock
Stay With MeSam Smith2010sSoul
Summer Romance (Anti-Gravity Love Song)Incubus1990sRock
SummertimeHeyward/Gershwin1930sJazz
Superstition Stevie Wonder1970sFunk
Sweet CarolineNeil Diamond1960sBallad
Take Your MamaScissor Sisters2000sRock
Talk Dirty to MeJason Derulo2010sPop
The BreaksKurtis Blow1980sHip-hop (medley)
The ChickenJaco Pastorius1980sFunk
The Humpty DanceDigital Underground1990sHip-hop (medley)
The Power of LoveHuey Lewis1980sRock
The Seed (2.0)The Roots2000sHip-hop
The Tracks of My TearsSmokey Robinson1960sSoul
The Way You Look TonightFrank Sinatra / Fred Astaire1930sBallad
The Way You Make Me FeelMichael Jackson1980sPop
This Is How We Do ItMontell Jordan1990sR&B
Thrift ShopMacklemore2010sHip-hop
TightropeJanelle Monae2010sNeo Soul
TreasureBruno Mars2010sPop
UnforgettableNat King Cole and Natalie Cole1950sJazz
Up On Cripple CreekThe Band1960sClassic Rock
Use MeBill Withers1970sSoul
ValerieAmy Winehouse / The Zutons2000sNeo Soul
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'Michael Jackson1980sPop
We Are FamilySister Sledge1970sR&B
What A Wonderful WorldLouis Armstrong1960sBallad
What is Hip?Tower of Power1970sFunk
With A Little Help From My FriendsThe Beatles1960sThe Beatles are their own genre
Without MeEminem2000sHip-hop (medley)
WomanizerBritney Spears2000sPop
Wonderful TonightEric Clapton1970sBallad
You AreLionel Richie1980sBallad
You Are the Best ThingRay LaMontagne2000sNeo Soul
You Can Get It If You Really WantJimmy Cliff1970sReggae
You Shook Me All Night LongAC/DC1980sClassic Rock