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
HomegrownZac Brown Band2010sCountry
Call MeSt. Paul and the Broken Bones2010sSoul
You and MeYou+Me2010sFolk
Left Hand FreeAlt-J2010sIndie
Uptown FunkMark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars2010sPop
Lost StarsAdam Levine2010sPop
Shake It OffTaylor Swift2010sPop
Shut Up and DanceWalk the Moon2010sPop
You Go Down SmoothLake Street Dive2010sRock
Stay With MeSam Smith2010sSoul
HappyPharrell Williams2010sPop
Talk Dirty to MeJason Derulo2010sPop
TreasureBruno Mars2010sPop
Everything is AwesomeLEGO Movie (Tegan & Sarah)2010sPop
Thrift ShopMacklemore2010sHip-hop
Next To MeEmeli Sandé2010sNeo Soul
Call Me MaybeCarly Rae Jepsen2010sPop
Moves Like JaggerMaroon 52010sPop
Howlin' For YouBlack Keys2010sRock
Lonely BoyThe Black Keys2010sRock
F**k YouCee Lo Green2010sNeo Soul
Rolling in the DeepAdele2010sNeo Soul
TightropeJanelle Monae2010sNeo Soul
BillionaireBruno Mars2010sPop
DJ Got Us Falling in LoveUsher2010sR&B
Genuine OnlyNe-Yo2010sR&B
AnimalsNeon Trees2010sRock
Bad RomanceLady Gaga2000sPop
MercyDuffy2000sNeo Soul
You Are the Best ThingRay LaMontagne2000sNeo Soul
I Kissed a GirlKaty Perry2000sPop
WomanizerBritney Spears2000sPop
Most Beautiful Girl in the RoomFlight of the Conchords2000sBallad
EverythingMichael Buble2000sPop
The Way I AmIngrid Michaelson2000sPop
RehabAmy Winehouse2000sNeo Soul
ValerieAmy Winehouse / The Zutons2000sNeo Soul
Ain't No Other ManChristina Aguilera2000sPop
Never AloneLady Antebellum & Jim Brickman2000sPop
CrazyGnarls Barkley2000sTrip-hop
GravityJohn Mayer2000sBallad
Gold DiggerKanye West2000sHip-hop
First Day of My LifeBright Eyes2000sIndie Folk
Dance DanceFallout Boy2000sRock
Feel Good, Inc.Gorillaz2000sTrip-hop
Swept AwayAvett Bros2000sFolk
LillyPink Martini2000sLatin
Let's Get It StartedBlack Eyed Peas2000sPop
If I Ain't Got YouAlicia Keys2000sR&B
Take Your MamaScissor Sisters2000sRock
Hey Ya!Outkast2000sFunk
The Seed (2.0)The Roots2000sHip-hop
Crazy in LoveBeyonce2000sPop
I Believe in a Thing Called LoveThe Darkness2000sRock
Without MeEminem2000sHip-hop (medley)
Hella GoodNo Doubt2000sPop
Rock Your Body Justin Timberlake2000sPop
Ride wit MeNelly2000sHip-hop (medley)
Sorry Ms. JacksonOutkast2000sHip-hop (medley)
Family AffairMary J. Blige2000sR&B
Hit 'em Up StyleBlu Cantrell2000sR&B
Short Skirt, Long JacketCake2000sRock
Party Up (Up In Here)DMX2000sHip-hop (medley)
Picture in a FramePearl Jam / Tom Waits1990sBallad
Grow Old With YouAdam Sandler1990sFolk
Doo Wop (That Thing)Lauryn Hill1990sHip-hop
Fly AwayLenny Kravitz1990sRock
Keasbey NightsCatch 221990sSka
I'll BeEdwin McCain1990sPop Rock
Summer Romance (Anti-Gravity Love Song)Incubus1990sRock
Everlong (acoustic)Foo Fighters1990sRock
Come On EileenSave Ferris1990sSka
Killing Me SoftlyLauryn Hill and the Fugees1990sBallad
California LoveTupac1990sHip-hop (medley)
Let Me Clear My ThroatDJ Kool1990sHip-hop (medley)
Love FoolThe Cardigans1990sPop
BlessedElton John1990sBallad
Days Like TheseVan Morrison1990sFolk
Big PoppaThe Notorious B.I.G.1990sHip-hop (medley)
Gangsta's ParadiseCoolio1990sHip-hop (medley)
Don't Go Breakin' My HeartElton John & Kiki Dee1990sPop
This Is How We Do ItMontell Jordan1990sR&B
Waterfalls > Creep > No ScrubsTLC Medley1990sR&B
AeroplaneRed Hot Chili Peppers1990sRock
SpiderwebsNo Doubt1990sRock
Time BombRancid1990sSka
All I Want For Christmas is YouMariah Carey1990sChristmas
RegulateWarren G & Nate Dogg1990sHip-hop
Gin & JuiceSnoop Dogg1990sHip-hop (medley)
Good DayIce Cube1990sHip-hop
Jump AroundHouse Of Pain1990sHip-hop
RumpshakerWreckx-N-Effect1990sHip-hop (medley)
Everything I DoBryan Adams1990sBallad
Downeaster AlexaBilly Joel1990sBallad
The Humpty DanceDigital Underground1990sHip-hop (medley)
Groove Is In The HeartDeee-Lite1990sPop
King of Wishful Thinking Go West1990sPop
PoisonBell Biv Devoe1990sR&B / New Jack Swing
Hard To HandleThe Black Crowes1990sRock
Love ShackB-52s1980sDisco
Bust a MoveYoung MC1980sHip-hop (medley)
My PrerogativeBobby Brown1980sFunk
It Takes TwoRob Base & DJ E-Z Rock1980sHip-hop (medley)
Cult Of PersonalityLiving Colour1980sRock
Forever YoungRod Stewart1980sRock
Never Gonna Give You UpRick Astley1980sDisco
I Ain't No JokeEric B. & Rakim1980sHip-hop (medley)
Need You TonightINXS1980sNew Wave
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)Whitney Houston1980sPop
The Way You Make Me FeelMichael Jackson1980sPop
Put Down The DuckieSesame Street1980sMuppet Blues
SledgehammerPeter Gabriel1980sRock
Before Too LongPaul Kelly1980sRock
King of RockRun-DMC1980sHip-hop (medley)
The Power of LoveHuey Lewis1980sRock
JumpVan Halen1980sClassic Rock
GhostbustersRay Parker, Jr.1980sPop
You AreLionel Richie1980sBallad
Let's DanceDavid Bowie1980sClassic Rock
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'Michael Jackson1980sPop
I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)Michael McDonald1980sFunk
Beat ItMichael Jackson1980sPop
Billie JeanMichael Jackson1980sPop
ThrillerMichael Jackson1980sPop
PYT (Pretty Young Thing)Michael Jackson1980sPop
Don't Stop Believin'Journey1980sClassic Rock
Give It to Me BabyRick James1980sFunk
The ChickenJaco Pastorius1980sFunk
Apache (Jump On It)Sugar Hill Gang1980sHip-hop (medley)
Back in BlackAC/DC1980sClassic Rock
You Shook Me All Night LongAC/DC1980sClassic Rock
The BreaksKurtis Blow1980sHip-hop (medley)
Rainbow ConnectionThe Muppets1970sMuppet Ballad
Rock With YouMichael Jackson1970sPop
Working My Way Back To YouThe Spinners1970sPop
We Are FamilySister Sledge1970sR&B
Fool in the RainLed Zeppelin1970sRock
I Will SurviveGloria Gaynor1970sDisco
SeptemberEarth Wind & Fire1970sFunk
Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)The Jacksons1970sPop
Wonderful TonightEric Clapton1970sBallad
Just The Way You AreBilly Joel1970sBallad
Brick HouseThe Commodores1970sFunk
Footsteps in the DarkIsley Brothers1970sFunk
Only The Good Die YoungBilly Joel1970sRock
Isn't She LovelyStevie Wonder1970sBallad
Muppet Show ThemeThe Muppets1970sMuppet Overture
I WishStevie Wonder1970sSoul
Sir DukeStevie Wonder1970sSoul
Shining StarEarth Wind & Fire1970sFunk
Pick Up The PiecesAverage White Band1970sFunk
Tell Me Something GoodRufus and Chaka Khan1970sFunk
Lady MarmaladePatty LaBelle1970sSoul
Jungle BoogieKool And The Gang1970sFunk
What is Hip?Tower of Power1970sFunk
FrankensteinEdgar Winter Group1970sRock
Piano ManBilly Joel1970sRock
Me and Julio Down by the School YardPaul Simon1970sFolk Rock
Superstition Stevie Wonder1970sFunk
Loving CupPhish / Rolling Stones1970sRock
I'll Take You ThereThe Staple Singers1970sSoul
Let's Stay TogetherAl Green1970sSoul
Use MeBill Withers1970sSoul
I Feel the Earth MoveCarole King1970sPop
Rock SteadyAretha Franklin1970sSoul
Into the MysticVan Morrison1970sBallad
MoondanceVan Morrison1970sBallad
Take Me Home, Country RoadsJohn Denver1970sFolk
Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex MachineJames Brown1970sFunk
You Can Get It If You Really WantJimmy Cliff1970sReggae
ABCJackson 51970sSoul
Groove Me King Floyd1970sSoul
I'll Be ThereJackson 51970sSoul
Move On UpCurtis Mayfield1970sSoul
Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm YoursStevie Wonder1970sSoul
Sweet CarolineNeil Diamond1960sBallad
Down on the CornerCreedence Clearwater Revival1960sClassic Rock
Cissy StrutThe Meters1960sFunk
I Want You BackJackson 51960sSoul
It's Your ThingIsley Brothers1960sSoul
Hey BulldogThe Beatles1960sThe Beatles are their own genre
Oh! DarlingThe Beatles1960sThe Beatles are their own genre
What A Wonderful WorldLouis Armstrong1960sBallad
Jumpin' Jack FlashRolling Stones1960sClassic Rock
A Little Less ConversationElvis Presley1960sRockabilly
Dock of the BayOtis Redding1960sSoul
Son of a Preacher ManDusty Springfield1960sSoul
BirthdayThe Beatles1960sThe Beatles are their own genre
What Christmas Means to MeStevie Wonder1960sChristmas
Happy TogetherThe Turtles1960sClassic Rock
Up On Cripple CreekThe Band1960sClassic Rock
Can't Take My Eyes Off YouFrankie Valli1960sPop
Brown-Eyed GirlVan Morrison1960sPop
RespectAretha Franklin1960sR&B
I'll Be Your MirrorVelvet Underground1960sRock
Ain't No Mountain High EnoughMarvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell1960sSoul
Chain of FoolsAretha Franklin1960sSoul
Second That EmotionSmokey Robinson1960sSoul
Soul ManSam and Dave1960sSoul
With A Little Help From My FriendsThe Beatles1960sThe Beatles are their own genre
Ain't Too Proud To BegThe Temptations1960sSoul
Hold On I'm Comin'Sam and Dave1960sSoul
I Feel GoodJames Brown1960sSoul
Mustang SallyWilson Pickett1960sSoul
Can't Hurry LoveThe Supremes1960sSoul
Got To Get You Into My LifeThe Beatles1960sThe Beatles are their own genre
Can't Nobody Love YouThe Zombies1960sBallad
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)The Four Tops1960sSoul
Papas Got A Brand New BagJames Brown1960sSoul
The Tracks of My TearsSmokey Robinson1960sSoul
Unchained MelodyThe Righteous Brothers1960sSoul
In My LifeThe Beatles1960sThe Beatles are their own genre
MichelleThe Beatles1960sThe Beatles are their own genre
Don't Do ItGreat Divide / Marvin Gaye1960sRock
My GirlThe Temptations1960sSoul
Addams Family ThemeVic Mizzy1960sSpooky
HeatwaveMartha and the Vandellas1960sSoul
These Arms of MineOtis Redding1960sSoul
I Can't Help Falling in LoveElvis Presley1960sBallad
At LastEtta James1960sSoul
Georgia On My MindRay Charles1960sSoul
Love You MadlyElla Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington1950sJazz
Hallelujah I Love Her soRay Charles1950sSoul
Moonlight in VermontElla Fitzgerald1950sAmericana
Jump Jive and WailBrian Setzer / Louis Prima1950sSwing
Only YouThe Platters1950sR&B
UnforgettableNat King Cole and Natalie Cole1950sJazz
Bourbon Street ParadePaul Barbarin1940sJazz
The Christmas Song/Chestnuts RoastingNat King Cole1940sChristmas
Beer Barrel PolkaWill Glahé1930sPolka
When the Saints Go Marching InTraditional1930sJazz
The Way You Look TonightFrank Sinatra / Fred Astaire1930sBallad
Stars Fell on AlabamaElla Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong1930sJazz
Blue SkiesIrving Berlin1920sAmericana
Hora (Hava Nagila, Siman Tov, Heiveinu Shalom Aleichem)Jewish Traditional1920sIsraeli Folk
Hava NagilaAbraham Zevi Idelsohn1910sJewish Traditional