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2020's
Song Title Artist
Easy On Me Adele
Bad Habits Ed Sheeran
Shivers Ed Sheeran
Stay The Kid LAROI, Justin Bieber
Good 4 U Olivia Rodrigo
Sacrifice The Weeknd
Blinding Lights The Weeknd
Skate Silk Sonic
Leave The Door Open Silk Sonic
Rain On Me Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande
Higher Love Kygo & Whitney Houston
Levitating Dua Lipa
Don't Start Now Dua Lipa
Cold Heart Elton John, Dua Lipa
Watermelon Sugar Harry Styles
2010's
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Juice Lizzo
Truth Hurts Lizzo
Old Town Road Lil NasX ft. Billy Ray Cyrus
Sucker Jonas Brothers
I Like It Like That The Blackout Allstars / Cardi B
Shallow Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
The Middle Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey
Despacito Luis Fonsi
24K Magic Bruno Mars
That's What I Like Bruno Mars
Finesse Bruno Mars Ft. Cardi B
Havana Camila Cabello
One Kiss Dua Lipa, Calvin Harris
New Rules Dua Lipa
Can’t Stop The Feeling Justin Timberlake
Shape Of You Ed Sheeran
There's Nothing Holding Me Back Shawn Mendes
Rockabye Clean Bandit
Slow Hands Niall Horan
Cheap Thrills Sia
Thank U, Next Ariana Grande
One Dance Drake
Closer The Chainsmokers
I Feel It Coming The Weeknd
Can't Feel My Face The Weeknd
Cake By The Ocean DNCE
This Is What You Came For Calvin Harris
Feel So Close Calvin Harris
This Girl Kungs
Take Back The Night Justin Timberlake
Mirrors Justin Timberlake
Suit & Tie Justin Timberlake
Can't Hold Us Macklemore
Cheerleader OMI
Sorry Justin Bieber
Want You To Want Me Jason Derulo
Honey I'm Good Andy Grammar
Shut Up & Dance Walk The Moon
Me Too Meghan Trainor
All About That Bass Meghan Trainor
Rather Be Clean Bandit
Shake It Off Taylor Swift
Uptown Funk Bruno Mars
Treasure Bruno Mars
Locked Out Of Heaven Bruno Mars
Just The Way You Are Bruno Mars
Marry You Bruno Mars
Break Free Ariana Grande
Ain’t It Fun Paramore
Classic MKTO
Happy Pharrell
Counting Stars One Republic
Get Lucky Daft Punk
Good Feeling Flo Rida
Party Rock Anthem LMFAO
Wake Me Up Avicii
The Story of My Life One Direction
What Makes You Beautiful One Direction
Rude Boy Rihanna
Only Girl In The World Rihanna
We Found Love Rihanna
Fireball Pitbull feat. John Ryan
International Love Pitbull feat. Chris Brown
Give Me Everything Pitbull feat. Neyo
On The Floor Pitbull & J.Lo
Sugar Maroon 5
One More Night Maroon 5
Moves Like Jagger Maroon 5
I Love It Icona Pop
Firework Katy Perry
California Gurls Katy Perry
Love On Top Beyoncé
Starships Nicki Minaj
Turn Me On David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj
Tik Tok Ke$ha
Timber Ke$ha
Closer Neyo
Home Phillip Phillips
Forget You Cee Lo Green
Bang Bang Jessie J
Domino Jessie J
I Choose You Sara Bareilles
We Can't Stop Miley Cyrus
Raise Your Glass Pink
2000's
Song Title Artist
Valerie Amy Winehouse
Crazy In Love Beyoncé
Déjà Vu Beyoncé
Single Ladies Beyoncé
I Got A Feelin’ Black Eyed Peas
All The Small Things Blink 182
Evacuate The Dance Floor Cascada
Ain't No Other Man Christina Aguilera
Viva La Vida Coldplay
Crazy Gnarls Barkley
Hella Good Gwen Stefani
Hollaback Girl Gwen Stefani
Senorita Justin Timberlake
Sexy Back Justin Timberlake
Use Somebody Kings of Leon
Bad Romance Lady Gaga
Just Dance Lady Gaga
Poker Face Lady Gaga
Harder To Breathe Maroon 5
Sunday Morning Maroon 5
This Love Maroon 5
Feeling Good Michael Bublé
Save The Last Dance Michael Bublé
Party In the USA Miley Cyrus
Hot In Herre Nelly
Heya Outkast
I Like The Way You Move Outkast
Ms. Jackson Outkast
Get This Party Started Pink
Please Don't Stop The Music Rihanna
S.O.S Rihanna
Umbrella Rihanna
Dancing On My Own Robyn
Love Song Sara Bareilles
Hips Don't Lie Shakira
Low T-Pain
Dynamite Taio Cruz
Mr.Brightside The Killers
It's a Beautiful Day U2
DJ Got US Fallin' In Love Usher
YEAH Usher
American Boy Estelle ft. Kanye
90's
Song Title Artist
Everybody Backstreet Boys
I Want It That Way Backstreet Boys
Poison Bell Biv Devoe
Hard to Handle Black Crowes
No Diggity Blackstreet
My Prerogative Bobby Brown
Groove Is In The Heart Dee-Lite
Say My Name Destiny's Child
Pony Ginuwine
What Is Love Haddaway
MMMbop Hanson
Let's Get Loud J-Lo
Waiting For Tonight J-Lo
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You Lauryn Hill
Vogue Madonna
I Need To Know Marc Anthony
Return of The Mack Mark Morrison
Say Hey (I Love You) Michael Franti
Black Or White Michael Jackson
This Is How We Do It Montell Jordan
Tearin' Up My Heart *NSYNC
Shoop Salt-N-Pepa
Smooth Santana
Kiss Me Sixpence None The Richer
Wannabe Spice Girls
Two Princes Spin Doctors
Santeria Sublime
Semi Charmed Life Third Eye Blind
One U2
Island In The Sun Weezer
I'm Every Woman Whitney Houston
Motown / Soul / R&B
Song Title Artist
Let's Stay Together Al Green
Love & Happiness Al Green
Baby, I Love You Aretha Franklin
Chain Of Fools Aretha Franklin
Natural Woman Aretha Franklin
Respect Aretha Franklin
Rock Steady Aretha Franklin
Think Aretha Franklin
You Send Me Aretha Franklin
Sweet Soul Music Arthur Conley
Cut The Cake Average White Band
Pick Up The Pieces Average White Band
Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Barry White
My First, Last, Everything Barry White
You've Made Me So Very Happy Blood, Sweat & Tears
The Twist Chubby Checker
Johnny B. Goode Chuck Berry
Boogie Wonderland Earth, Wind & Fire
Let’s Groove Tonight Earth, Wind & Fire
September Earth, Wind & Fire
Shining Star Earth, Wind & Fire
Way Of The World Earth, Wind & Fire
Oh What A Night Frankie Valli
Outstanding Gap Band
Party Train Gap Band
Higher and Higher Jackie Wilson
Gonna Have A Funky Time James Brown
I Feel Good James Brown
Poppa’s Got A Brand New Bag James Brown
Sex Machine James Brown
1-2-3 Len Barry
All Night Long Lionel Richie
Never Too Much Luther Vandross
Dancin’ In The Street Martha & The Vandellas
Heard It Through The Grapevine Marvin Gaye
How Sweet It Is Marvin Gaye
Let’s Get It On Marvin Gaye
Mercy Mercy Me Marvin Gaye
What’s Goin’ On Marvin Gaye
Ascension Maxwell
Billie Jean Michael Jackson
Don't Stop Till You Get Enough Michael Jackson
Rock With You Michael Jackson
Shake Your Body Down Michael Jackson
The Way You Make Me Feel Michael Jackson
Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond
Love Rollercoaster Ohio Players
Shout Otis Day
Sittin On The Dock Of The Bay Otis Reading
Try A Little Tenderness Otis Reading
1999 Prince
I Wanna Be Your Lover Prince
Hit The Road Jack Ray Charles
I've Got A Woman Ray Charles
Cold Blooded Rick James
Give It To Me Baby Rick James
Superfreak Rick James
You and I Rick James
Our Day Will Come Ruby & The Romantics
Hold On, I'm Coming Sam & Dave
Soul Man Sam & Dave
Twistin' The Night Away Sam Cooke
More Today Than Yesterday Spiral Staircase
For Once In My Life Stevie Wonder
Isn’t She Lovely Stevie Wonder
Signed, Sealed, Delivered Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke Stevie Wonder
Superstition Stevie Wonder
Can’t Buy Me Love The Beatles
Hard Day’s Night The Beatles
Twist & Shout The Beatles
Tell Me Goodbye The Casinos
Brick House The Commodores
Easy The Commodores
Build Me Up Buttercup The Foundations
Baby I Need Your Loving The Four Tops
I'll Be There The Four Tops
It's The Same Old Song The Four Tops
Sugar Pie Honey Bunch The Four Tops
ABC The Jackson 5
Dancing Machine The Jackson 5
I Want You Back The Jackson 5
I'm A Believer The Monkees
I Love Music The O'Jays
Love Train The O'Jays
Only You The Platters
With This Ring The Platters
I'll Be Around The Spinners
Ain't Too Proud To Beg The Temptations
Get Ready The Temptations
I Can't Get Next To You The Temptations
I'm Losing You The Temptations
My Girl The Temptations
Proud Mary Tina Turner
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Crazy Love Van Morrison
Days Like This Van Morrison
Domino Van Morrison
Into The Mystic Van Morrison
Jackie Wilson Said Van Morrison
Someone Like You Van Morrison
Tupelo Honey Van Morrison
Funky Broadway Wilson Pickett
Mustang Sally Wilson Pickett
80's
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Freeway Of Love Aretha Franklin
Love Shack B 52's
Livin’ On A Prayer Bon Jovi
10th Ave Freezeout Bruce Springsteen
Born To Run Bruce Springsteen
Dancing In The Dark Bruce Springsteen
Glory Days Bruce Springsteen
Summer of '69 Bryan Adams
She's A Bad Mama Jama Carl Carlton
I Want You To Want Me Cheap Trick
Girls Just Want To Have Fun Cindy Lauper
The Time Of My Life “From Dirty Dancing”
Faith George Michael
Get On Your Feet Gloria Estefan
Turn The Beat Around Gloria Estefan
Sweet Child of Mine Guns & Roses
I Do J. Geils Band
Living In America James Brown
Anyway You Want It Journey
Don’t Stop Believin’ Journey
Walking On Sunshine Katrina & The Waves
Express Yourself Madonna
Get Into The Groove Madonna
Holiday Madonna
Material Girl Madonna
Paradise By The Dashboard Lights Meatloaf
I Wanna Be Your Lover Prince
Kiss Prince
Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? Rod Stewart
We're Havin' A Party Rod Stewart
Tell It To My Heart Taylor Dane
Your Love The Outfield
Honkey Tonk Woman The Rolling Stones
Satisfaction The Rolling Stones
Start Me Up The Rolling Stones
What I Like About You The Romantics
American Girl Tom Petty
Africa Toto
How Will I Know Whitney Houston
I Wanna Dance With Somebody Whitney Houston
My Love Is Your Love Whitney Houston
70's
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Dancing Queen ABBA
Mamma Mia ABBA
I Love The Nightlife Alicia Bridges
Old Time Rock & Roll Bob Seger
Le Freak Chic
The Boss Diana Ross
Last Dance Donna Summer
Boogie Nights Heatwave
Boogie Shoes K.C. And The Sunshine Band
Get Down Tonight K.C. And The Sunshine Band
Keep It Coming Love K.C. And The Sunshine Band
Shake Your Booty K.C. And The Sunshine Band
That's The Way I Like It K.C. And The Sunshine Band
Funky Stuff Kool & the Gang
Hollywood Swingin’ Kool & the Gang
Jungle Boogie Kool & the Gang
Ladies Night Kool & the Gang
Ain't No Stoppin Us McFadden & Whitehead
This Will Be (Everlasting Love) Natalie Cole
Shake Your Groove Thing Peaches & Herb
We Are The Champions Queen
You're My Best Friend Queen
Car Wash Rose Royce
We Are Family Sister Sledge
Boogie Oogie Oogie Taste Of Honey
Night Fever The Bee Gee's
Stayin' Alive The Bee Gee's
You Should Be Dancin' The Bee Gee's
Love I Lost The Blue Notes
My Sharona The Knack
When Will I See You Again The Three Degrees
Disco Inferno The Tramps
Country
Song Title Artist
Save A Horse, Ride A Cowboy Big & Rich
In Case You Didn't Know Brett Young
From The Ground Up Dan & Shay
Speechless Dan & Shay
10,000 Hours Dan & Shay ft. Justin Bieber
This Won’t Last For Long Darius Rucker
Wagon Wheel Darius Rucker
I Could Not Ask For More Edwin McCain
I'll Be Edwin McCain
Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home) Elle King, Miranda Lambert
H.O.L.Y. Florida Georgia Line
Friends In Low Places Garth Brooks
She’s Every Woman Garth Brooks
Give It All We Got Tonight George Straight
I Loved Her First Heartland
Wanted Hunter Hayes
Through The Years Kenny Rogers
Need You Now Lady A
Greatest Love Story LANCO
I Hope You Dance Lee Ann Womack
Bring It On Home Little Big Town
Pontoon Little Big Town
Amazed Lonestar
Country Girl Luke Bryan
Better Together Luke Combs
Forever After All Luke Combs
The Bones Maren Morris
Chasing After You Maren Morris, Ryan Hurd
Bless The Broken Road Rascal Flatts
Life Is A Highway Rascal Flatts
My Wish Rascal Flatts
From This Moment Shania Twain
You're Still The One Shania Twain
Cinderella Steven C Chapman
Die A Happy Man Thomas Rhett
Humble & Kind Tim McGraw
Live Like You Were Dying Tim McGraw
My Little Girl Tim McGraw
Chicken Fried Zac Brown Band
Whatever It Is Zac Brown Band
Ballads
Song Title Artist
Hello Adele
Make You Feel My Love Adele
One & Only Adele
I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing Aerosmith
If I Ain't Got You Alicia Keys
Natural Woman Aretha Franklin
Grow As We Go Ben Platt
Just The Way You Are Billy Joel
She's Always A Woman Billy Joel
Butterfly Kisses Bob Carlisle
Forever Young Bob Dylan / Rod Stewart
Back At One Brian McKnight
Everything I Do Bryan Adams
Nobody Does It Better Carly Simon
You've Got A Friend Carole King
Because You Loved Me Celine Dion
Have You Been In Love Celine Dion
Thousand Years Christina Perri
Perfect Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran
How Long Will I Love You? Ellie Goulding
Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton
Songbird Fleetwood Mac
May I Have This Dance Francis & The Lights
Can't Take My Eyes Off You Frankie Vallie
Can't Help Falling In Love Haley Reinhart / Elvis
Always and Forever Heat Wave
Somewhere Over The Rainbow Israel K.
Say You Won't Let Go James Arthur
Something In The Way She Moves James Taylor
I Won’t Give Up Jason Mraz
I'm Yours Jason Mraz
All Of Me John Legend
Conversations In The Dark John Legend
Love Me Now John Legend
Ordinary People John Legend
Daughters John Mayer
Gravity John Mayer
You Raise Me Up Josh Groban
Faithfully Journey
Anyone Justin Bieber
Beyond Leon Bridges
True Companion Marc Cohn
Walking in Memphis Marc Cohn
Like I'm Gonna Lose You Meghan Trainor ft. John Legend
Everything Michael Bublé
Home Michael Bublé
You & I Michael Bublé
Kind and Generous Natalie Merchant
Come Away With Me Norah Jones
Don't Know Why Norah Jones
The Times of Your Life Paul Anka
America The Beautiful Ray Charles
You Are The Best Thing Ray LaMontagne
Unchained Melody Righteous Brothers
Stay Rihanna
Have I Told You Lately Rod Stewart / Van Morrison
By Your Side Sade
Cupid Sam Cooke
You Send Me Sam Cooke
Angel Sara McLaughlin
Truly, Madly, Deeply Savage Garden
Fields of Gold Sting / Eva Cassidy
God Only Knows The Beach Boys
In My Life The Beatles
We've Only Just Begun The Carpenters
I Believe In You and Me The Four Tops
Only You The Platters
Marry Me Train
Danke Schoen Wayne Newton
I Will Always Love You Whitney Houston
One Moment In Time Whitney Houston
Saving All My Love For You Whitney Houston
Swing / Standards
Song Title Artist
All Of Me Billie Holiday
Body & Soul Billie Holiday
My Funny Valentine Chet Baker
It Don't Mean A Thing Ella Fitzgerald
My Romance Ella Fitzgerald
Someone To Watch Over Me Ella Fitzgerald
The Nearness Of You Ella Fitzgerald
At Last Etta James
Something Stupid Frank & Nancy Sinatra
All The Way Frank Sinatra
Blue Moon Frank Sinatra
Fly Me To The Moon Frank Sinatra
I Get A Kick Out Of You Frank Sinatra
I've Got The World On A String Frank Sinatra
I've Got You Under My Skin Frank Sinatra
New York, New York Frank Sinatra
Summer Wind Frank Sinatra
The Last Dance Frank Sinatra
The Way You Look Tonight Frank Sinatra
It Had To Be You Harry Connick Jr.
Summertime Louis Armstrong
What A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
Cheek To Cheek Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald
Unforgettable Nat & Natalie Cole
L-O-V-E Natalie Cole
Our Love Is Here To Stay Natalie Cole
Route 66 Natalie Cole
This Can't Be Love Natalie Cole
Georgia Ray Charles
Misty Sarah Vaughn
Left My Heart In San Francisco Tony Bennett
Exactly Like You Tony Bennett & KD Lang
World Music
Song Title Artist
Bashana Haba’ah
Dayenu
Dodi La
Hava Nagila
Lo Yisa Goy
Mayim Mayim
Od Yishama
Ose Shalom
Ot Ta Zoi
Simontov
Sisu Et Y'rushaleyim
Tzena Tzena
Rad Halaila
Oye Como Va Tito Puente
Bésame Mucho
Mambo Italiano
Tarantella
That's Amore
Danny Boy
My Wild Irish Rose
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
Could You Be Loved Bob Marley
Stir It Up Bob Marley
Three Little Birds Bob Marley
Waiting In Vain Bob Marley
I Can See Clearly Now Jimmy Cliff
Angel Shaggy, Rayvon
St. Thomas Sonny Rollins
Pressure Drop Toots & Maytals
Red Red Wine UB40
The Marines Hymn
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About The Connection

The Connection has been a household name in the New England music scene for well over a decade as one of the region’s premier special event ensembles. This 10-piece group features 4 lead vocalists (2 male and 2 female), a 2-piece horn section, and is backed by many of Boston’s most accomplished musicians. There are few bands whose resume and reputation compare to The Connection. Their appearances include performances up and down the East Coast for celebrities, statesmen, blue-chip corporations and families alike. The first choice in live entertainment for weddings, corporate events and other social functions… The Connection!

Bi-Lingual MC and Vocals available.

The Connection is a 10 piece band. They include 1) bass, 2) drums/vocal, 3) guitar, 4) keyboard, 5) saxophone, 6) trumpet, 7) lead female vocal, 8) lead female vocal, 9) lead male vocal & 10) lead male vocal.

Request The Connection Band for your next event!

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an A PLUS operation Marci Brody Alden Castle Wedding - November 19, 2022 - Brookline, MA

We are so grateful that we booked The Connection for Lisa & Kevin’s wedding this past weekend. THEY WERE AMAZING and exceeded our already high expectations!  They had everyone on their feet the entire night. Every song was perfect and sounded like the original artists. The band was our number one priority for the night and boy did you deliver!!!! 

Our guests came from near and far and have heard many wedding bands and I can’t tell you how many people told us they wished they had them in their areas. 

You run an A PLUS operation!  When my other daughter gets married you will be the first call we make. 

Thank you for making my daughters dream wedding come true!

Best regards.

INCREDIBLE Elizabeth Bucheit New Haven Lawn Club Wedding - November 12, 2022 - New Haven, CT

We just wanted to touch base and thank you both for your help throughout the entire process leading up to our wedding. The Connection Band was INCREDIBLE and every person couldn’t rave about them enough. Please share our thank you with all of them! Be well, happy holidays and thank you so much again for everything!

we could not be more grateful Elliot & Taylor Smith Southern Vermont Arts Center Wedding - October 15, 2022 - Manchester, VT

Hey Justin!

WOW – I’m not sure that we (or our guests) will ever stop talking about The Connection. Talk about exceeding expectations in every way possible. The dance floor was PACKED the entire night, and everything ran incredibly smoothly. I seriously have not attended a wedding where the dance floor was filled the entire time. It was AWESOME!

We seriously cannot thank you and your team enough. You were an absolute pleasure to work with, and we could not be more grateful. Based on the number of people who asked about our band, we expect to be attending MANY more weddings featuring the Wilson Stevens crew. 

Again, we sincerely thank you and your team for bringing the perfect energy to our celebration. Wishing you all the best and thanks again!!

AMAZING, OUT OF THIS WORLD Annette and Tony Roscigno Mayflower Inn and Spa Wedding - October 8, 2022 - Washington, CT

Dear Justin,

We would like to thank you for sending us the most AMAZING, OUT OF THIS WORLD, INCREDIBLE, PHENOMENAL, and EXTREMELY TALENTED band!!! Once the music started the dance floor remained packed the entire night. Even the non dancers stood on the sides clapping and stomping their feet. It was nonstop fun!!  As mother of the bride my biggest wish was for people to have a great time. This band exceeded all expectations as the musical talent could not be ignored. It was just TOO GOOD!!!!  I cannot count how many people asked us who the band was and where they were from. Each performer in the band was so uniquely talented!! Even the Spanish songs the bride and groom asked the band to learn were outstanding!!!!

Throughout the evening and even the NEXT DAY hotel guests were asking who the band was, saying they sat out by the fire pits and just loved the music. This is one quote from a fellow who stopped both my husband and me. He said “where did you ever find that band? I have been in the music business for over 20 years and that was one of the best I’ve ever heard.”   We couldn’t agree more!

In closing, thank you personally for being so helpful and accommodating throughout the entire process and a final thank you for making Alexandra and Juan’s wedding so AMAZING and memorable!! We will continue to recommend you and hope that our paths will cross again one day!!!

THE BEST Luca McMahon New England Outdoor Center Wedding - October 1, 2022 - Millinocket, ME

Thanks to all of youl!!  THE CONNECTION WAS AMAZING!!!!!  Everyone was saying they were just THE BEST wedding band ever!!

Just back from our mini-moon, but we wanted to acknowledge all of you and just THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

absolute pleasure Brenda Carbone Connecticut Convention Center Event - September 24, 2022 - Hartford, CT

Absolutely love doing business with Wilson Stevens. Year after year the entire team never disappoints. Everyone goes above and beyond and is an absolute pleasure to business with.

knocked it out of the park! Julia and Dan Trusty Ocean Cliff Resort - September 18, 2022 - Newport RI

Hi Justin,

 Wow!!  The Connection absolutely crushed it at our Wedding!  They had everyone dancing all night long!  Everyone kept coming up to us to tell us they were the best wedding band they had ever seen, and many of our friends and family asked us for your contact information.  The Band has tremendous energy, love to interact with people, going out on the floor during numerous songs, they knocked it out of the park! Also, we were very taken with how genuinely kind the entire band was.

Justin, you were a real pleasure to work with in planning the Music and logistics.  You are a consummate professional!

Thank you so much for making our Celebration a truly memorable one!  We hope to be fortunate enough to experience Wilson Stevens and “The Connection” band again in the future!

better than we could have imagined Heather Loring Kennebunk River Club - September 10, 2022 - Kennebunkport, ME

Hey Justin,

Sorry for the late message, we just got back into town. We just wanted to thank you so much for all your effort with our wedding celebration! The Connection was amazing! “Everyone” raved about the band!! Pretty much everyone danced all night and it was better than we could have imagined.

We can’t wait for another night out with The Connection 🙂

beyond our wildest dreams Sam and Hannah Kann Museum of Science Wedding - September 4, 2022 - Boston, MA

Justin,

You were amazing to work with. It was beyond our wildest dreams – everything was absolutely perfect. We can’t stop talking about how beautifully everything came together. We are so grateful. 

The Connection was unbelievable!! Beyond our expectations! Everyone was talking the entire night about how they’re the best band they’ve ever seen. 

THANK YOU SO MUCH!! 

incredible performance Anthea Levi Valley Rock In Wedding - August 20, 2022 - Sloatsburg, NY

Hi Cheryl, 

We just wanted to write to say a HUGE thank you to Wilson Steves & The Connection for absolutely crushing it at our wedding this past weekend. They absolutely brought the party with their incredible performance. We are so grateful to them & were blown away by their talent. Please let them know we said so. 

Thank you again!!

a fantastic wedding Dave Pizzuto Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill Wedding - July 10, 2022 - Middletown, CT

Cheryl,

Thank you to Wilson Stevens and The Connection for a fantastic wedding. The weather and venue were perfect and the band had the guests dancing the entire time. As my daughter and Luigi have told me many times, it is all about the music!! 

You were all wonderful to work with. Please give my thanks to the band members as I was not able to thank each one personally.

genuinely invested Kevin and Grace Steinberger Newagen Seaside Inn Wedding - July 2, 2022 - Southport, ME

Hi Justin,

Thank you so, so much again for everything that you and the whole Wilson Stevens team did to make our wedding so much fun! The band was everything we could have possibly asked for in our wedding band. On top of that, Wilson Stevens was our favorite – and easiest – vendor to work with. You were responsive, super flexible, and it felt like you were genuinely invested in making our wedding a success. 

We intentionally made our dance floor “oversized” for the size of our wedding, but there still wasn’t a single moment of the night when every inch of the dance floor wasn’t packed! The Connection did a perfect job balancing its set list between older songs that everyone knew and newer top songs that kept all our friends excited to be out on the dance floor. In fact, at one point several family friends and older members of the wedding formed a separate dancing section near the tent, and that was just as lively as the actual dance floor (we have video of an uncle jumping off a bench perfectly timed to the beat of the song). 

I can’t tell you how many people – many of whom have been to countless weddings over the years – come up to us and rave about our band, telling us it was the best wedding band they’ve ever seen. We’re so grateful to The Connection and the entire Wilson Stevens team for helping to make our wedding such a special and fun night. 

Thank you so much again!

The Connection was perfect! Mindy Rossignol Wolfeboro Inn Wedding - June 25, 2022 - Wolfeboro, ME

Justin!

The Connection was perfect! The crowd LOVED them!! You were all so accommodating and we cannot thank you enough!!

I can’t give you enough compliments Regina Dejana The Galley On Cliffside Beach Wedding - May 28, 2022 - Nantucket, MA

Hi Cheryl,

Regina here. I just want to tell you how thrilled we were with THE CONNECTION. They were spot-on with their music choices engaging all guests. Kudos to the band, they were awesome and perfect. We couldn’t have expected anything better, and I can’t give you enough compliments.

absolutely unmatched Gillian Daly Granite Links Golf Club Wedding - April 23, 2022 - Quincy, MA

Genuinely, our wedding guests keep saying The Connection is the best band they have EVER seen at a wedding and we completely agree! The song choices and band talent and energy are absolutely unmatched!

completely incredible! Danielle Delgreco Beauport Hotel Wedding - November 13, 2021 - Gloucester, MA

I just wanted to thank you for all of the work you put in with the band for our wedding at Beauport this past weekend. The Connection was completely incredible! All of our guests have been raving about them and saying it was the best wedding they’ve ever been to- the band was a HUGE part of the success of the night. Please extend our thanks to each of them!

Thanks again!

absolutely masterful Caitlin Fai Winslow Estate Wedding - October 9, 2021 - Orleans, MA

Dear Justin and Katlin,

This weekend was hands down the most fun we’ve ever had. Nathan and I had the biggest smiles on our faces SATURDAY ALL DAY AND NIGHT AND THE LAST TWO DAYS. We’re still dancing around the house. We truly had the most incredible wedding celebration on Saturday, and our hearts are full. The Connection was AMAZING. You have no idea how many people told us that they were the best wedding band they’ve ever heard or they’ve never seen a dance floor packed all night long. They were absolutely masterful – from the song selection to getting the crowd going, to their thoughtfulness- likely playing cake by the ocean as we were dancing with plates of our funfetti cake, literally steps away from the ocean. I am extremely grateful that they learned XO for Caroline to sing with them. And then we were all shook when they played sweet caroline right after, and she was serenaded by the horns on the dance floor. The singers got the crowd going when they got on the dance floor – my father in law hates dancing in public and he was spotted doing the air guitar at some point! Truly, if you said that I could only leave a 500-word review, I’d have to go over the limit.

Justin and Katlin, you were so patient with me and understanding when we had to postpone our party twice and change dates, but also from last minute emails I sent, like please play party in the USA for my husband the day before the wedding (Thank you for that – I’ve never seen him move his hips like that before). From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. I can obviously go on and on.

the most entertaining band I've ever seen John Fitzsimmons Ocean Cliff Hotel & Resort Wedding - August 29, 2021 - Newport, RI

I just have to say The Connection was the most entertaining band I’ve ever seen. Everyone was on the dance floor the entire night.

They were fantastic so thank you and please thank each and everyone of them.They made our wedding experience just amazing.

INCREDIBLE Erica Rocha Castle Hill Inn Wedding - June 19, 2021 - Newport, RI

The Connection are incredibly talented, energetic fun artists! INCREDIBLE.

THANK YOU!!

far exceeded all expectations Elissa Adler Newport Beach House Wedding - June 11, 2021 - Newport, RI

The connection far exceeded all expectations and made our celebration so special and fun. All of our guests would not stop talking about how incredible the band was and the dance floor was packed all night – so big thanks to you and your team at WS!

our guests are still raving Anmol Sharma Cruiseport Wedding - June 5, 2021 - Gloucester, MA

The band did a phenomenal job, our guests are still raving about them. They especially loved when the artists would go out into the crowd. Chels and I were really happy with The Connection.

Thanks for all your help and for being so accommodating throughout the planning process over the past year. WS was undoubtedly the easiest vendor to work with.

SO much fun!! Katherine Farley Regatta Place Wedding - May 29, 2021 - Newport, RI

So many people said this was the best wedding band that they have heard!! Made our night SO much fun!!

I can’t thank you all enough:)

fabulous wedding Hannah Wolfe Cliff House Wedding - January 18, 2020 - Cape Neddick, ME

Hi Katlin!

We had a fabulous wedding many thanks to the Connection!! Our guests were just raving about them. Thanks for all of your help and preparation for our wedding.

best wedding band Emilie and Tyler Bak The Red Lion Inn Wedding - December 14, 2019 - Cohasset, MA

Hi there! I wanted to send a quick but BIG thank you for an absolutely incredible performance on Saturday. I can’t tell you how many people came up to me saying it was the best wedding band they have ever heard. A band can make or break a party – and The Connection helped make this the best night of our lives. I hope you had as much fun as we did.

Thank you so much – enjoy the holiday season!!

unforgettable Alesandra LaPointe Boston Park Plaza Hotel Wedding - November 16, 2019 - Boston, MA

Our wedding was truly incredible thanks to The Connection they made our wedding unforgettable. The music was top notch and for weeks after people could not stop complimenting how amazing our band was!! Thank you so much!

Nothing but fantastic! Barrie Deschaine Bushnell Performing Arts Center Event - November 8, 2019 - Hartford, CT

Nothing but fantastic! I can’t thank you enough for everything your company did to make our Gala a huge success. You were beyond phenomenal and I would highly recommend The Connection to anyone

blown away with the band Kara & Andrew Artists for Humanity Epicenter Wedding - October 12, 2019 - Boston, MA

I cannot begin to thank The Connection enough for being such a BIG part of our wedding day at the AFH Epicenter!! As a family who has extremely high expectations for dancing, I can say we were blown away with the band as were all of our guests! We’ve already gotten several people asking us to share the name for their own events! The electric piano during the ceremony was EXACTLY what I pictured – I didn’t get to tell him myself (I was too busy dancing) so please pass along a HUGE thank you! I know I had very specific requests and you accommodated all of it.

Also, thank you to Katlin and Justin who have helped so much along the way! You have been beyond responsive and eased my nerves going into the day.

Please pass this along to everyone involved!!!

Absolutely unbelievable Lindsay Quinn The Inn on Peaks Island Wedding - October 5, 2019 - Peaks Island, ME

AMAZING! I cannot say enough good things. You answered all of our questions and helped us work through any issues we may of had. We loved everything about The Connection. Our guests are still talking about how good the band was. Our dance floor was packed all night long. A very good mix of old and new. Absolutely unbelievable. We had the best time, and all of our family and friends are still talking about how fun the wedding was. It was truly the best night of our lives. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

enthusiasm and talent Margot Connolly Boston Public Library Wedding - September 7, 2019 - Boston, MA

We couldn’t have been happier that The Connection was part of our wedding day — from start to finish, the whole Wilson stevens crew was incredibly easy to work with, communicative, and professional. Night of, the enthusiasm and talent the band brought were amazing!! We’re still getting compliments from our guests even after the weekend is over!!

"One more song, one more song!" Cyndee and Charles Radziewicz Boston Harbor Hotel Wedding - August 10, 2019 - Boston, MA

Dear Katlin and the entire band/sound technicians from The Connection,

I wanted to take a moment to ensure that you were properly thanked for your work for our daughter’s wedding at the Boston Harbor Hotel. From the music at the ceremony, the musicians at the cocktail hour through the band at the wedding – You all did a GREAT job!

My guests LOVED the band and it showed, especially at the end when the whole dance floor chanted “One more song, one more song!” Even some guests who couldn’t join on the floor said they were singing along every song from their seats. We loved when you joined in the crowd on the dance floor – this made the party! We had a tough crowd too – there were many professional dancers as guests who didn’t hold back!

We loved your musical selections, the sound was rich and the vocalists were fantastic! Thank you again for making our kids wedding day so special.

#thatbandthough Jessica Raymond Black Swan Country Club Wedding - August 3, 2019 - Georgetown, MA

The band was the best part of the reception. People are still talking about them and will continue! The instruments were amazing, the singers’ voices were amazing and the songs were perfect for the crowd! Our friends who posted after the wedding put the hashtag #thatbandthough which says a lot! I cannot say thank you enough to the band and Wilson Stevens. A lot of our friends are getting married within the next couple years so if they were smart they would have The Connection 😉

They topped off the event perfectly Barbara and Steven Loh Seacoast Science Center Wedding - August 2, 2019 - Rye, NH

The band was phenomenal!! They interacted with the guests and the dance floor was full all night. Everyone commented on how great the band “The Connection” was. Wonderful band for our wedding, We would recommend them to everyone! They topped off the event perfectly!

LOOOVED Amy Inlow Cliff House Wedding - July 13, 2019 - Cape Neddick, ME

Just wanted to reach out and say thank you so much for making our wedding day special. Everyone, including myself, LOOOVED the connection. That’s all I heard all night.

they were absolutely fabulous Libby Johnson Beauport Hotel Wedding - July 12, 2019 - Gloucester, ME

Hi Justin,

I was wondering if you could let me know where the best place would be to leave a review for The Connection. I want to make sure to leave one ASAP…they were absolutely fabulous at our wedding this past Friday! I never had a chance to thank them personally, but I have had so many people already tell me that our wedding was the best wedding they have ever been to and that the band was the best band they have ever seen and the best entertainment they have ever had at a wedding by far! Everyone was so impressed by them, and I truly believe they made our wedding. I just wish I could have had more time to dance but got caught up talking for too long! I hope they end up playing at another wedding I attend as a guest. 🙂

Thank you!

It was the perfect playlist! Marcie and Jeff Jonas Boston Harbor Hotel Wedding - June 30, 2019 - Boston, MA

We had a wonderful time and we are so happy we chose The Connection for our wedding. They worked with us for off-repertoire songs that we wanted. The music was exceptional- the choices were appropriate for our multigenerational crowd and had the dance floor packed all night! It was the perfect playlist!! Our guests are still raving about the music! Thanks for being the best band ever!!

ENGAGING without being cheesy Molly Brauer Asticou Inn Wedding - June 22, 2019 - Northeast Harbor, ME

I am THRILLED that I chose The Connection to play at my wedding. Having a good band was a priority of mine and they totally exceeded my expectations. They were FUN and ENGAGING without being cheesy. Their dance moves were awesome 🙂 and they played my requested songs which was really fun. Thank you thank you to The Connection for being an absolute BLAST!

guests can’t stop talking about the performance Shannon Carroll Indian Pond Country Club Wedding – May 11, 2019 - Kingston, MA

I cannot begin to thank Wilson Stevens enough for making our wedding day absolutely SPECTACULAR. It has always been my dream to have a band at my wedding day, and you all exceeded my expectations and then some. The Connection was amazing and did not miss a beat. My wedding guests can’t stop talking about the performance. My husband and I are beyond overjoyed at the outcome. You absolutely made our wedding day without a doubt. We want you to play at all our family events!! 🙂

The Connection outdid themselves!!! Jennifer Pierce Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel Event - May 9, 2019 - Boston, MA

The band was so interactive and personal! Everyone was engaged and the band kept up all night! Joey was awesome and The Connection outdid themselves!!! Super pleased!!!

so thrilled Patricia kupper New Haven Lawn Club Wedding – April 27, 2019 - New Haven, CT

We and all our guests were so thrilled with The Connection!! Thank you for making our day magical!

better than I expected Caitlin Beresin Mountain Top Inn & Resort Wedding – March 30, 2019 - Chittenden, VT

I booked this band before I even booked my venue. I saw them once before and knew I needed them at my wedding. I had great discussions with Tim, Katlin, Joey, and the whole gang. Everything was amazing! The Connection performed better than I expected and all the guests are still talking about how awesome they were. We have all lost our voices from singing on the dance floor — SO WORTH IT! Thank you SO MUCH for everything!

the entire band was just phenomenal Nicole Howard Royal Sonesta Hotel Wedding – November 3, 2018 - Cambridge, MA

The entire band was just phenomenal. I honestly cannot say enough about how great they were from start to finish. We heard from many of our guests that the band was by far the best they had ever heard at a wedding. We completely agree.

If only I had a 5th daughter Gary Lockberg Braeburn Country Club Wedding – October 13, 2018 - Newton, MA

We couldn’t be happier… constant comments on the quality of band. The lead singers connected with the audience, you could tell they enjoy it, they were not just “doing a job”. If only I had a 5th daughter we could do it again! Thank you!

The compliments we've received are amazing Raisa and Paul Levine Seaport Boston Hotel Wedding – October 6, 2018 - Boston, MA

Tim and Katlin,

I want to thank you for such a wonderful event from The Connection and Fantasia Strings. The compliments we’ve received are amazing. The Connection exceeded all expectations. Fantasia Strings were incredible.
Please let them both know how wonderful they both were.

We loved how interactive the band was Julie Czerepak Institute of Contempory Art Wedding – September 29, 2018 - Boston, MA

We wanted to extend a HUGE thank you for being so wonderful to work with. You and The Connection helped make the day more perfect than we could have ever imagined. The flow worked perfectly and transitioned nicely from the theater to the party downstairs in the lobby.It was so much fun following the band members downstairs & immediately opening up the dance floor.From that point until the end of the night, I don’t think TJ and I left the dance floor because we were having so much fun. We loved how interactive the band was – it was the best dance party! We had a number of our guests that came up to us and said that The Connection was the best wedding band they’ve ever seen.Not only did you guys do such a wonderful job performing, all of the band members were so sweet.

Wish we could do it all over again! Jane Duhamel Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina Wedding – September 15, 2018 - Newport, RI

The Connection exceeded all expectations and was the highlight of our wedding reception! They were high energy, interacted with the crowd, and knew exactly what songs to play to get everyone on the dance floor. The dance floor was packed all night and our guests are still talking about how amazing the band was! Wish we could do it all over again!

We will always have that first dance as an incredible memory Jeff Cohen Private Residence Wedding – September 8, 2018 - Ogunquit, ME

Just wanted to thank you again for such an incredible night. So many people have told us this was the best wedding they have ever been to, and each time the band is one of the main reasons why! The Connection really killed it. Every song was fabulous, the guests were entertained and dancing all night!< I was also very happy with how me and Shea’s first dance turned out. We will always have that first dance as an incredible memory, so thank you! Thanks so much again!

we are so grateful Amanda Miller Willowdale Estate Wedding – September 7, 2018 - Topsfield, MA

Apologies on the delayed message here, we are just returning home from our little post-wedding Nantucket getaway. It gave us some time to reflect on everything, and we wanted to thank you, and the whole band again for all the hard work you guys put in at our wedding. You guys were ABSOLUTELY AMAZING…. you killed it all night long and kept that dance floor packed… people keep calling us and raving about how good the band was. The party most definitely wouldn’t have been the same without you guys. Just thought you should know that you were an absolute pleasure to work with. we will most definitely be recommending The Connection to friends in the future. Again, thank you so much…we are so grateful.

everything we could have ever dreamed! Suzie Santopolo Hunter Mountain Resort Wedding – September 2, 2018 - Hunter, NY

Let me just start by saying that we had never seen The Connection in person before our wedding day, nor had we met anyone in the band. All of our expectations were met and then some! Everyone’s first comment at our brunch the next day was, “That band! They were awesome, where did you find them?!” We asked for energy and boy did we get it. The dance floor was full the entire night and they nailed every song they played. We even asked them to learn a song for our first dance and it was so good we thought that it was a recording! The best part of our party was at the very end. The band called all of our guests to the dance floor and got us surrounded by love. They were absolutely everything we could have ever dreamed!

WS was a pleasure to work with Keri Barrett The Bohlin Wedding – August 25, 2018 - Newport, RI

Their music made the wedding! I cannot thank you enough. WS was a pleasure to work with and my wedding would not have been the same without The Connection. Everyone kept asking me where I found them. The ceremony was perfect, the emceeing, the energy, everything!!

better than I ever imagined! Mrs. Denomme The Stevens Estate at Osgood Hill Wedding – August 11, 2018 - North Andover, MA

Katlin, thank you for an AWESOME night at my daughter’s wedding!  Your band made the wedding better than I ever imagined!  Wish we could do it again…I might have to become a wedding crasher!  I wanted to thank you and the rest of The Connection personally at the end of the night, but I was whisked away in the mass exodus, to catch the trolley!  You guys were stellar!

I would give them my first born child Landon LaPorte Newport Beach House Wedding – August 4, 2018 - Middletown, RI

We were so so so so pleased with The Connection at the wedding. Everything was perfect from their load in to load out. They were extremely talented, approachable, fun, and just great humans – and exceptional performers too. We would hire them again in a heart beat for any event. Tell them I would give them my first born child for another show! The comments from our guests were overwhelmingly positive. “Best wedding band I’ve ever seen”… on and on. And they let us sing Wagon Wheel which was just so much fun and a great memory.

Thanks a million!

a dream event! Elizabeth Avery Greenvale Vineyards Wedding – June 24, 2018 - Portsmouth, RI

Every single guest who spoke with us told us that The Connection was the best wedding band they have ever heard. Because of the band, people told us our wedding was the best they had ever attended and some even said it was the best party – “hands down” – they have ever been to. Everybody was on their feet the entire night because the music was THAT good. Thank you for giving us a dream event!

the band was the hit of the reception! Doug Diamond Boston Park Plaza Hotel Wedding – June 23, 2018 - Boston, MA

Katlin,

We just wanted to say thank you so much for such a fantastic band performance this past weekend.  It was such an incredible day for us and the band was the hit of the reception!  All our guests loved the band and couldn’t stop raving about how great they were.  Thank you so much for orchestrating everything and making the reception stress-free for us, it truly meant a lot.  It was so special for us to have Ed sing our first dance song – we appreciate all the extra time and effort that went into rehearsing for that special part of our night!

It was such a pleasure working with you.  If there is anything we can do regarding referrals, please let us know as we would be more than happy to provide a glowing review.  Thank you, again, for absolutely everything you did for us to make everything so memorable.

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Vocalist Evan

The Connection’s energetic and passionate lead vocalist, Evan, is an entertainer who hails from Country Club Hills, Illinois. Singing since the age of 5, Evan was a lead singer for his church choir, as well as gospel choirs in his middle school, high school, and college. At the same time, he also utilized his talents as a drummer in symphonic, marching and jazz bands.

Upon moving to Boston six years ago, Evan became the music worship leader at his church, where his love for music continued to be influenced by ’70s, 80’s, and 90’s R&B, as well as gospel groups. A scholar, as well as a musician, Evan, formerly a tutor for MCA testing, is now a High School Physics teacher. The discovery of Evan’s brains and talent has brought a level of professionalism, excitement, and enthusiasm to the Connection’s front show that is contagious.

Vocalist Ashley V.

Ashley was born and raised in the small town of New Bedford, MA and her family hails from the beautiful island of Brava, Cape Verde on the northwest coast of Africa. Growing up listening to Sade, Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, Bob Marley, and Michael Jackson and many other great musicians, Ashley grew a strong passion for music. As a child, she couldn’t wait to get home from school every day to watch her Disney sing-along song videos.

Realizing her passion for music wasn’t only a hobby, Ashley decided to start playing drums in elementary school, where she also decided to join the choir and sang throughout her elementary, middle school and high school years. While in high school, Ashley joined a singing group called “3Ality,” which opened for well-known artists such as “Genuine,” “Chris Brown,” and “Neyo.”

Vocalist Esteban

The Connection’s young, dynamic, frontman and dancing machine, Esteban, was born and raised in the beautiful city of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Starting to sing at age 9, Esteban moved with his family to the East Coast, where he joined any choir he could find. While in High School, Esteban sang for many prep rallies, fundraisers, and school musicals.

A recent graduate of the Lawrence Performing Arts High School, Esteban decided to take on full-time employment in order to save money for college. Within months, his dedication to his job, quick learning abilities, and hard work, resulted in his rise from cashier and sales clerk to Manager of a local McDonald’s. Esteban, artist, actor, singer, and great dancer, has grand cooking skills and is preparing to enroll in culinary college. He aspires to be a great singer, and someday, the owner of his own restaurant.

Vocalist Ashley L.

Coming to us from Montego Bay in Jamaica, is our rich, jazzy, and soulful lead singer, Ashley. Moving to Hartford, Connecticut in 2000, Ashley began her professional career as a singer at the tender age of 7 - where she was not only a singer in church but also in numerous gospel concerts as well as a young star of the local music scene. As Ashley grew older, she began exploring different genres such as R&B, jazz, classical, and funk. She was influenced by legends such as Jill Scott, Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Chaka Khan, and Stevie Wonder and attributes her singing style, a mix of jazz, soul, and funk, to all of them.

Ashley, a singer, songwriter, and actress, is a graduate of the premier school of contemporary music, Berklee College of Music located in Boston, where she majored in Music Business and Songwriting. Her exemplary education, background, and talents recently gave her an opportunity to travel to Ghana to sing background vocals for an up and coming gospel artist. Ashley is constantly performing in and around Boston and is ecstatic to be part of The Connection.

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Vocalist Evan

The Connection’s energetic and passionate lead vocalist, Evan, is an entertainer who hails from Country Club Hills, Illinois. Singing since the age of 5, Evan was a lead singer for his church choir, as well as gospel choirs in his middle school, high school, and college. At the same time, he also utilized his talents as a drummer in symphonic, marching and jazz bands.

Upon moving to Boston six years ago, Evan became the music worship leader at his church, where his love for music continued to be influenced by ’70s, 80’s, and 90’s R&B, as well as gospel groups. A scholar, as well as a musician, Evan, formerly a tutor for MCA testing, is now a High School Physics teacher. The discovery of Evan’s brains and talent has brought a level of professionalism, excitement, and enthusiasm to the Connection’s front show that is contagious.

Vocalist Ashley V.

Ashley was born and raised in the small town of New Bedford, MA and her family hails from the beautiful island of Brava, Cape Verde on the northwest coast of Africa. Growing up listening to Sade, Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, Bob Marley, and Michael Jackson and many other great musicians, Ashley grew a strong passion for music. As a child, she couldn’t wait to get home from school every day to watch her Disney sing-along song videos.

Realizing her passion for music wasn’t only a hobby, Ashley decided to start playing drums in elementary school, where she also decided to join the choir and sang throughout her elementary, middle school and high school years. While in high school, Ashley joined a singing group called “3Ality,” which opened for well-known artists such as “Genuine,” “Chris Brown,” and “Neyo.”

Vocalist Esteban

The Connection’s young, dynamic, frontman and dancing machine, Esteban, was born and raised in the beautiful city of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Starting to sing at age 9, Esteban moved with his family to the East Coast, where he joined any choir he could find. While in High School, Esteban sang for many prep rallies, fundraisers, and school musicals.

A recent graduate of the Lawrence Performing Arts High School, Esteban decided to take on full-time employment in order to save money for college. Within months, his dedication to his job, quick learning abilities, and hard work, resulted in his rise from cashier and sales clerk to Manager of a local McDonald’s. Esteban, artist, actor, singer, and great dancer, has grand cooking skills and is preparing to enroll in culinary college. He aspires to be a great singer, and someday, the owner of his own restaurant.

Vocalist Ashley L.

Coming to us from Montego Bay in Jamaica, is our rich, jazzy, and soulful lead singer, Ashley. Moving to Hartford, Connecticut in 2000, Ashley began her professional career as a singer at the tender age of 7 - where she was not only a singer in church but also in numerous gospel concerts as well as a young star of the local music scene. As Ashley grew older, she began exploring different genres such as R&B, jazz, classical, and funk. She was influenced by legends such as Jill Scott, Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Chaka Khan, and Stevie Wonder and attributes her singing style, a mix of jazz, soul, and funk, to all of them.

Ashley, a singer, songwriter, and actress, is a graduate of the premier school of contemporary music, Berklee College of Music located in Boston, where she majored in Music Business and Songwriting. Her exemplary education, background, and talents recently gave her an opportunity to travel to Ghana to sing background vocals for an up and coming gospel artist. Ashley is constantly performing in and around Boston and is ecstatic to be part of The Connection.

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