Weddings require the perfect entertainment to make the night memorable and fun for everyone.  For couples looking for quality live entertainment, look no further than Mac and Hawes.  They have performed at many great weddings around the maritimes, and have crafted their energetic performance style, song list, and sound to create the perfect atmosphere for receptions. Mac and Hawes always put emphasis on engaging the audience, getting people dancing, and making the night a fun and interactive experience for everyone.



Professional sound and lighting equipment, and DJ music during breaks are provided as part of a live wedding reception performance. Additional services offered include:

• Customized live music for wedding ceremonies (as guests enter, walking down the aisle, signing of papers, and as the bride and groom exit)  

• DJ/live music and access to microphones and sound equipment earlier in the day, during dinner, cocktail hour, etc.

• Projection equipment, video screens, and computer operation for slideshows and video (send the file, Mac & Hawes take care of the rest) 

 Licensed Fireworks Technician availbe for hire – Raise the bar with a customized fireworks display for you and your guests!



Hi Guy’s,
Just wanted to send you a little note to thank you for last night! You were absolutely amazing and made the event one to remember! Tom and I had so much fun during the dance and you really help make my day! You even had Tom dancing, you are miracle workers! We also had a lot comments on how good the music was so thought we would pass that on. Thank you for helping highlight the east coast to our guests from Quebec and ontario and making our wedding the best day ever!
Gen and Tom
Wedding, Halifax N.S. “The Halifax Club”
September 2015


Hey Guys,

I just wanted to take the time to thank both of you for such a great wedding! Everyone is still talking about you guys and how amazing you guys were at the wedding!! You had so many people on the dance floor and really helped bring our wedding celebration to the next level.  We appreciate you playing our first dance as well and by the amount of people in tears, you really touched them too!  We had a lot of people from Ontario at our wedding and I wish you could hear their feedback especially about how you guys east coast music too! They are now hooked!We had so much fun and I am really grateful you guys played at our wedding! We feel so lucky!  It was perfect!!

Thanks again and take care,

Erin and Andrew Coates

Wedding, Halifax N.S. “Stadacona Base “

August 2015



WOW!!! I think I am still on a high from that amazing wedding dance all thanks to you two!
Everyone was raving about the band. They LOVED you. Numerous people were saying how they were going to sit down and take a break from dancing, but they couldn’t because the next song, and the next one, and the next one, were too good to sit out! Everyone- young and old -were just lovin’ it! You made my East Coast wedding party dream come true – It was a perfect evening! Thank you, so much, for everything.
Leigh-Anne and Doug
Wedding, Amherst N.S.
August 2014


From the first email, to meeting you the day of the wedding, I always felt comfortable that you two were going to be great, and you were! From playing live during our ceremony and reception, to playing background music during our dinner, there was one thing I didn’t worry about the whole day – the music. Thank you so much for everything, including spending most of your dinner getting our slideshow to work – you saved the day! Everyone loved you that night. Thanks for getting everyone up dancing. No one wanted the night to end thanks to you guys.
I will recommend you to anyone who is looking for a band. Can’t wait to hear you guys play again someday!
Elsa & Bert Claeys
Wedding, Liscombe Lodge, N.S.
July, 2014


What a band!! Mac & Hawes knocked our socks off! We had 200 people at our farm wedding and nearly everyone was on the dance floor.. they kept people dancing all night with a wide variety of music. Guests weren’t ready to call it a night at the end of the third set so we got them to play one more! These guys were amazing to work with from start to finish! There was absolutely no need to worry about them on wedding day, they were prompt and ready to go right away. I would recommend Mac & Hawes to make anyones event a rockin’ time!
Gina and Dylan MacInnis
Wedding, Antigonish N.S.
September, 2012


I wanted to take a minute to thank you guys for the amazing music at my wedding on August 9.. we danced all night and had so much fun! Everyone was commenting on how great the band was and how much fun it was. You guys are great, and the perfect entertainment for my special day! Thanks from both Leo and I,
Emily Burridge
Wedding, Sackville, N.B.
August 2014


Hey guys! Just wanted to give you a big thanks for playing at our wedding. When asked about the highlight of the evening, the most common response was ‘The Band’! You did a great job and thanks for catering to our needs. By far the two of you were the least stressful part of the day and added the most fun. You guys rocked. Big thanks to the both of you!

Andrew Bradshaw

Wedding, St. Mary’s Boat Club, Halifax N.S.

June 2013



We were so impressed by Mac & Hawes!  They kept everyone dancing until they packed up for the evening; So important for weddings! They were funny, personable, and knew how to keep the party alive for all ages 🙂 We loved them. They were worth every penny – We would recommend Mac& Hawes for anyone’s special day!

Melissa Nason
Wedding, Marriott Hotel, Halifax, N.S.
August, 2011


Hi Ryan! I want to thank-you so much for such an incredible day yesterday! The music was perfect and I could not have asked for anything more or different. Everyone has been raving about how much they enjoyed you guys!!!

Rachel Lemoine

Wedding, Hubbards, N.S.
September, 2012


Destination Weddings

For couples planning their destination wedding, Mac and Hawes are offering to take their show on the road and provide an east coast party that will be remembered for years to come!

Mac and Hawes have performed their show down south in recent years, having great success entertaining Canadians, Americans, and locals. The familiarity of the music and the atmosphere that was created was greatly appreciated in such an exotic location.

Live entertainment can make the difference
Nothing beats professional live entertainment to get a party going. Mac and Hawes are experts having performed hundreds of shows in many different settings. Live music can add greatly to a celebration – there is no comparison between an Ipod/DJ and experienced musicians that can read a crowd and cater to everyone’s requests. At any wedding with Mac and Hawes,  you can count on a lively party and a full dance floor.

Compact Package
Top quality east coast entertainment in a compact package. With Mac and Hawes you can have the entertainment value of a full band in a space and cost effective Duo.

Familiar music
Mac and Hawes’ song list is made up of a wide variety of maritime, pop, rock, oldies, and country music. Over the course of hundreds of shows they have tailored their song list to work great for crowds both young and old. Bring the Maritime vibe down south!

Crowd interaction
Mac and Hawes take pride in involving the crowd, getting the party going, and keeping people engaged. It’s all part of the east coast spirit!

Customized Services
As well as performing at receptions, Mac and Hawes regularly perform songs for ceremonies, walking down the aisle, signings, etc. In addition to the wedding day, performances can be arranged for rehearsal parties, dinners, or even a beach party – the possibilities are endless!

Many people may be surprised at the cost effectiveness and benefits of bringing live entertainment to their destination wedding. Mac and Hawes offer a unique package that suits these events perfectly, and could add greatly to the destination wedding experience!

To book Mac & Hawes please visit our “Contact” page