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
Touch MeThe Doors1960sPsychedelic Rock
Sneaking Sally Through the AlleyRobert Palmer1970sFunk
Dancing in the StreetMartha and the Vandellas1960sMotown
Burning Down the HouseTalking Heads1980sNew Wave
Love on TopBeyonce2010sR&B
You've Got a FriendCarole King1970sBallad
Just BreathePearl Jam2000sBallad
Tainted LoveGloria Jones / Soft Cell1960sPop
Higher LoveSteve Winwood1980sPop
Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My CarBilly Ocean1980sPop
I Believe When I Fall In LoveStevie Wonder1970sR&B
HomeEdward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros2010sIndie Rock
My Old SchoolSteely Dan1970sRock
You Make My Dreams Come TrueHall & Oates1980sPop
Surfer GirlBeach Boys1960sBeach Rock
The Christmas Song/Chestnuts RoastingNat King Cole1940sChristmas
Piano ManBilly Joel1970sRock
All I Want For Christmas is YouMariah Carey1990sChristmas
What Christmas Means to MeStevie Wonder1960sChristmas
Isn't She LovelyStevie Wonder1970sBallad
Never Gonna Give You UpRick Astley1980sDisco
Addams Family ThemeVic Mizzy1960sSpooky
Don't Go Breakin' My HeartElton John & Kiki Dee1970sPop
Unchained MelodyThe Righteous Brothers1960sSoul
Everything is AwesomeLEGO Movie (Tegan & Sarah)2010sPop
Left Hand FreeAlt-J2010sIndie
Lonely BoyThe Black Keys2010sRock
Before Too LongPaul Kelly1980sRock
First Day of My LifeBright Eyes2000sIndie Folk
Waterfalls > Creep > No ScrubsTLC Medley1990sR&B
Days Like TheseVan Morrison1990sFolk
Blue SkiesIrving Berlin1920sAmericana
Grow Old With YouAdam Sandler1990sFolk
I'll BeEdwin McCain1990sPop Rock
Hora (Hava Nagila, Siman Tov, Heiveinu Shalom Aleichem)Jewish Traditional1920sIsraeli Folk
PYT (Pretty Young Thing)Michael Jackson1980sPop
Me and Julio Down by the School YardPaul Simon1970sFolk Rock
Take Me Home, Country RoadsJohn Denver1970sFolk
HomegrownZac Brown Band2010sCountry
You and MeYou+Me2010sFolk
Shake It OffTaylor Swift2010sPop
Moonlight in VermontElla Fitzgerald1950sAmericana
Hey Ya!Outkast2000sFunk
Just The Way You AreBilly Joel1970sBallad
Swept AwayAvett Bros2000sFolk
Call MeSt. Paul and the Broken Bones2010sSoul
Doo Wop (That Thing)Lauryn Hill1990sHip-hop
Tell Me Something GoodRufus and Chaka Khan1970sFunk
RespectAretha Franklin1960sR&B
Can't Hurry LoveThe Supremes1960sSoul
I Will SurviveGloria Gaynor1970sDisco
I Feel the Earth MoveCarole King1970sPop
Everlong (acoustic)Foo Fighters1990sRock
Most Beautiful Girl in the RoomFlight of the Conchords2000sBallad
Come On EileenSave Ferris1990sSka
Lost StarsAdam Levine2010sPop
Can't Nobody Love YouThe Zombies1960sBallad
Only YouThe Platters1950sR&B
Brown-Eyed GirlVan Morrison1960sPop
Uptown FunkMark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars2010sPop
Bourbon Street ParadePaul Barbarin1940sJazz
Cissy StrutThe Meters1960sFunk
When the Saints Go Marching InTraditional1930sJazz
These Arms of MineOtis Redding1960sSoul
You Go Down SmoothLake Street Dive2010sRock
Stars Fell on AlabamaElla Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong1930sJazz
GhostbustersRay Parker, Jr.1980sPop
ThrillerMichael Jackson1980sPop
Time BombRancid1990sSka
Keasbey NightsCatch 221990sSka
Only The Good Die YoungBilly Joel1970sRock
Working My Way Back To YouThe Spinners1970sPop
Can't Take My Eyes Off YouFrankie Valli1960sPop
The Way I AmIngrid Michaelson2000sPop
You Shook Me All Night LongAC/DC1980sClassic Rock
You Can Get It If You Really WantJimmy Cliff1970sReggae
You Are the Best ThingRay LaMontagne2000sNeo Soul
You AreLionel Richie1980sBallad
Wonderful TonightEric Clapton1970sBallad
Without MeEminem2000sHip-hop (medley)
What is Hip?Tower of Power1970sFunk
What A Wonderful WorldLouis Armstrong1960sBallad
We Are FamilySister Sledge1970sR&B
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'Michael Jackson1980sPop
ValerieAmy Winehouse / The Zutons2000sNeo Soul
Use MeBill Withers1970sSoul
Up On Cripple CreekThe Band1960sClassic Rock
UnforgettableNat King Cole and Natalie Cole1950sJazz
TreasureBruno Mars2010sPop
TightropeJanelle Monae2010sNeo Soul
Thrift ShopMacklemore2010sHip-hop
This Is How We Do ItMontell Jordan1990sR&B
The Way You Look TonightFrank Sinatra / Fred Astaire1930sBallad
The Tracks of My TearsSmokey Robinson1960sSoul
The Power of LoveHuey Lewis1980sRock
The Humpty DanceDigital Underground1990sHip-hop (medley)
The ChickenJaco Pastorius1980sFunk
The BreaksKurtis Blow1980sHip-hop (medley)
Talk Dirty to MeJason Derulo2010sPop
Take Your MamaScissor Sisters2000sRock
Sweet CarolineNeil Diamond1960sBallad
Superstition Stevie Wonder1970sFunk
Summer Romance (Anti-Gravity Love Song)Incubus1990sRock
Stay With MeSam Smith2010sSoul
SpiderwebsNo Doubt1990sRock
Soul ManSam and Dave1960sSoul
Sorry Ms. JacksonOutkast2000sHip-hop (medley)
Son of a Preacher ManDusty Springfield1960sSoul
SledgehammerPeter Gabriel1980sRock
Sir DukeStevie Wonder1970sSoul
Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm YoursStevie Wonder1970sSoul
Short Skirt, Long JacketCake2000sRock
SeptemberEarth Wind & Fire1970sFunk
Second That EmotionSmokey Robinson1960sSoul
RumpshakerWreckx-N-Effect1990sHip-hop (medley)
Rolling in the DeepAdele2010sNeo Soul
Rock Your Body Justin Timberlake2000sPop
Rock SteadyAretha Franklin1970sSoul
Ride wit MeNelly2000sHip-hop (medley)
RehabAmy Winehouse2000sNeo Soul
RegulateWarren G & Nate Dogg1990sHip-hop
Rainbow ConnectionThe Muppets1970sMuppet Ballad
Put Down The DuckieSesame Street1980sMuppet Blues
Pick Up The PiecesAverage White Band1970sFunk
Party Up (Up In Here)DMX2000sHip-hop (medley)
Oh! DarlingThe Beatles1960sThe Beatles are their own genre
Next To MeEmeli Sandé2010sNeo Soul
Need You TonightINXS1980sNew Wave
My PrerogativeBobby Brown1980sFunk
My GirlThe Temptations1960sSoul
Mustang SallyWilson Pickett1960sSoul
Muppet Show ThemeThe Muppets1970sMuppet Overture
Moves Like JaggerMaroon 52010sPop
MoondanceVan Morrison1970sBallad
MichelleThe Beatles1960sThe Beatles are their own genre
MercyDuffy2000sNeo Soul
Loving CupPhish / Rolling Stones1970sRock
Love You MadlyElla Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington1950sJazz
Love FoolThe Cardigans1990sPop
LillyPink Martini2000sLatin
Let's Stay TogetherAl Green1970sSoul
Let's Get It StartedBlack Eyed Peas2000sPop
Let Me Clear My ThroatDJ Kool1990sHip-hop (medley)
Lady MarmaladePatty LaBelle1970sSoul
King of Wishful Thinking Go West1990sPop
King of RockRun-DMC1980sHip-hop (medley)
Killing Me SoftlyLauryn Hill and the Fugees1990sBallad
Jungle BoogieKool And The Gang1970sFunk
Jumpin' Jack FlashRolling Stones1960sClassic Rock
Jump Jive and WailBrian Setzer / Louis Prima1950sSwing
Jump AroundHouse Of Pain1990sHip-hop
JumpVan Halen1980sClassic Rock
It's Your ThingIsley Brothers1960sSoul
It Takes TwoRob Base & DJ E-Z Rock1980sHip-hop (medley)
Into the MysticVan Morrison1970sBallad
In My LifeThe Beatles1960sThe Beatles are their own genre
I'll Be Your MirrorVelvet Underground1960sRock
I WishStevie Wonder1970sSoul
I Want You BackJackson 51960sSoul
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)Whitney Houston1980sPop
I Kissed a GirlKaty Perry2000sPop
I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)Michael McDonald1980sFunk
I Feel GoodJames Brown1960sSoul
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)The Four Tops1960sSoul
I Can't Help Falling in LoveElvis Presley1960sBallad
I Believe in a Thing Called LoveThe Darkness2000sRock
I Ain't No JokeEric B. & Rakim1980sHip-hop (medley)
Howlin' For YouBlack Keys2010sRock
Hit 'em Up StyleBlu Cantrell2000sR&B
Hella GoodNo Doubt2000sPop
HeatwaveMartha and the Vandellas1960sSoul
Hava NagilaAbraham Zevi Idelsohn1910sJewish Traditional
Hard To HandleThe Black Crowes1990sRock
Happy TogetherThe Turtles1960sClassic Rock
HappyPharrell Williams2010sPop
Hallelujah I Love Her soRay Charles1950sSoul
Groove Me King Floyd1970sSoul
Groove Is In The HeartDeee-Lite1990sPop
GravityJohn Mayer2000sBallad
Got To Get You Into My LifeThe Beatles1960sThe Beatles are their own genre
Good DayIce Cube1990sHip-hop
Gold DiggerKanye West2000sHip-hop
Give It to Me BabyRick James1980sFunk
Gin & JuiceSnoop Dogg1990sHip-hop (medley)
Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex MachineJames Brown1970sFunk
Georgia On My MindRay Charles1960sSoul
Gangsta's ParadiseCoolio1990sHip-hop (medley)
Footsteps in the DarkIsley Brothers1970sFunk
Fool in the RainLed Zeppelin1970sRock
Feel Good, Inc.Gorillaz2000sTrip-hop
F**k YouCee Lo Green2010sNeo Soul
Downeaster AlexaBilly Joel1990sBallad
Don't Stop Believin'Journey1980sClassic Rock
Don't Do ItGreat Divide / Marvin Gaye1960sRock
Dock of the BayOtis Redding1960sSoul
DJ Got Us Falling in LoveUsher2010sR&B
Cult Of PersonalityLiving Colour1980sRock
Crazy in LoveBeyonce2000sPop
CrazyGnarls Barkley2000sTrip-hop
Chain of FoolsAretha Franklin1960sSoul
Call Me MaybeCarly Rae Jepsen2010sPop
California LoveTupac1990sHip-hop (medley)
Bust a MoveYoung MC1980sHip-hop (medley)
Brick HouseThe Commodores1970sFunk
BlessedElton John1990sBallad
BillionaireBruno Mars2010sPop
Billie JeanMichael Jackson1980sPop
Big PoppaThe Notorious B.I.G.1990sHip-hop (medley)
Beer Barrel PolkaWill Glahé1930sPolka
Beat ItMichael Jackson1980sPop
At LastEtta James1960sSoul
Apache (Jump On It)Sugar Hill Gang1980sHip-hop (medley)
Ain't Too Proud To BegThe Temptations1960sSoul
Ain't No Mountain High EnoughMarvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell1960sSoul
AeroplaneRed Hot Chili Peppers1990sRock
ABCJackson 51970sSoul
A Little Less ConversationElvis Presley1960sRockabilly