The Party Factor

The Party Factor

The Party Factor Band_Featured

The Party Factor

BLUES | SOUL | DISCO | FUNK | JAZZ | MOTOWN | POP | R&B | REGGAE | ROCK | SWING

The Party Factor is known for their energetic performances, an extremely wide repertoire, and genuine professionalism. The band members hail mostly from Berklee College of Music in Boston, one of the nation’s most prestigious schools of music. When musicians with this level of training decide to form a band, the result is an extremely high-caliber group that is in high demand for weddings and special events. 

The Party Factor can seamlessly switch gears, moving through the genres of music that best suit you and your guests. Some of their most requested genres are top 40, R&B, and rock, but they’re also extremely well-versed in oldies, swing, jazz, reggae, and even hip-hop! They also provide emcee services for those who are interested. Featuring three dynamic and engaging singers, as well as great musicianship, The Party Factor is sure to make your wedding or event unforgettable!

Featured Video

Past Reviews

Request Availability

Sylvia DiCrescentis

Sylvia DiCrescentis

Sylvia_DiCrescentis

Sylvia DiCrescentis

VIOLIN | VIOLA | PIANO

Sylvia DiCrescentis began playing violin at the tender age of 4. Soon after, she added both viola and piano to her growing list of instruments played. Later in life, her passion for music took her to Roberts Wesleyan College, where she received her Bachelors of Science in Music Education. After graduation, she continued to study with renowned musicians Gerri Fogg, Tammy Kaye, Monica Vanderbaan, and Marc Anderson. Since then, she’s been teaching her own private students at her studio, Vivo Strings in Grafton, MA.

Sylvia has decades of experience performing all genres of music, as well as writing and arranging her own pieces. In addition to spending 3 years with the Reading Symphony Orchestra as the principal violist, she has also spent over 10 years freelancing and playing at countless parties, fundraisers, concerts, and other events all over New England. Some of her favorite and most memorable events include performances with the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra, Worcester Chorus, Andover Choral Society, and the WPI Orchestra. She also founded her own quartet in 2016, which has allowed her the opportunity to perform and arrange music for hundreds of weddings. Sylvia loves helping couples create unique musical visions for their weddings!

Featured Video

Past Reviews

Request Availability

Sara Wilkins

Sara Wilkins

Sara Wilkins_Featured

Sara Wilkins

CELLO

Sara Wilkins has established herself as a versatile and energetic cellist in the Boston area. An active performer, she has toured and given master classes with the Tarab Cello Ensemble and performed with the American Chamber Opera in Chicago. Her performance with Time’s Arrow New Music Ensemble was called, “remarkable for its sensitivity, ensemble responsiveness, and intelligibility.” She’s also led the Boston University Cello Choir and has collaborated with renowned composers, including Richard Wernick, Augusta Read Thomas, David Rakowski, and Lyle Davidson.

An experienced teacher, Dr. Wilkins is currently on faculty at All Newton Music School, Sharon Music Academy, and Beaver Country Day School. Her cello students have won auditions for the SEMSBA and MMEA District Festival Orchestras, and prizes in the Crescendo Competition.

Dr. Wilkins is a member of the American String Teachers Association, the Suzuki Association of the Americas, and the College Music Society. She completed her doctorate at Boston University after earning her master’s degree at Roosevelt University. Before studying at Roosevelt, Sara graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Florida, where she received the Music Teachers National Association Student Achievement Award and was on the Dean’s List.

Request Availability

Robert Bekkers

Robert Bekkers

Robert Bekkers_Featured

Robert Bekkers

GUITAR

Studying under Eliot Fisk, Dr. Robert Bekkers earned his Doctorate in Musical Arts (DMA) in Classical Guitar at the renowned New England Conservatory. While earning his degree, he remained active in the community as the conductor of the Boston Guitar Orchestra and as a guitar instructor at Gordon College South Shore Conservatory, and Yamaha Music School. He also continued his run as a resident artist at the Walter Baker Artist Lofts in Dorchester’s Historic Lower Mills.

Born near Eindhoven, Netherlands, Dr. Bekkers first earned his performing and teaching degrees (Bachelor and Master of Music) at the Conservatory of Maastricht. During his seven years there, he was awarded a scholarship to study contemporary music with Angelo Gilardino in Italy. In addition to this honor, Dr. Bekkers also continued performing in master classes for internationally-known guitarists, such as David Russell and Pepe Romero.

After completing his education, he developed his career as a soloist and chamber musician, playing with orchestras, choirs, and giving solo recitals. He still does this today, while maintaining an active schedule, performing at many weddings, functions, and private events.

Featured Video

Past Reviews

Request Availability

PanNeubean Steel

PanNeubean Steel

PanNeubean Steel

CALYPSO | SOCA | REGGAE

Jefferey Clayton is a multi-talented musician. In addition to acting as the Musical Director, he is also both the steelpan and trumpet player for PanNeubean Steel, a band that features soca, calypso, and reggae music, among other genres. Clayton received his masters degree from the New England Conservatory of Music. After which, he became a music educator, introducing a steelpan program into schools throughout New England.

His band, PanNeubean Steel has garnered a reputation as one of the finest wedding and function bands in the area. They have opened for and played with Kenny Chesney, Jimmy Buffet, Uncle Kracker, and Bruce Hornsby. Clayton has also had the privilege of performing with calypso, reggae and soca legends, such as Shadow, The Mighty King Barron, Gynner, The Mighty Duke, Ronnie McIntosh, Iwer George, Rupee, Denise Belfon, Sparrow, and Johnny King. He’s even shared the stage with Stephen Marley, Wayne Wonder, Max Roach, The Duke Ellington Band, and Chris Vadala.

Even more impressively, Clayton traveled as a music ambassador to Germany and the Netherlands to perform for the US President, Vice President, and Colin Powell. He’s performed for the Nets, the Bruins, the Yankees, the Red Sox, the New England Patriots, and at the World Cup Games. PanNeubean Steel is committed to the music. Their energy, positive attitude, and professionalism serve as a model for all adults and children. Maintaining a high standard of musical and personal excellence is their key to providing an unforgettable and entertaining experience.

Past Reviews

Request Availability

PanNeubean

I also need: