Do you find yourself hiring a lot of musicians for your house parties?
Are you sick and tired of having live musicians accompany your day to day life?
You’re not? Of course not, because, aside from buskers in the subway or the band your friend dragged you to see last weekend, you don’t encounter a lot of live musicians, especially live musicians performing music you chose and whose sole purpose is to make your day special and exactly as you want it.
Your wedding is a special day, maybe the most special day in your life, and there is nothing more ceremonious or celebratory than live music.
We live in a D.I.Y. world, and I love that. We live in a digital world, and I love that, too. But let’s not pretend that your iPod and your buddy who is “good with technology” is the best course of action when it comes to you or your beloved walking down the aisle.
There are wedding musicians, people like me, who have spent their entire lives studying and performing music. I hold a degree from Manhattan School of Music, as do many of my band members while others hold degrees in music from Berklee College of Music, the New School University and NYU. We have been given awards and grants, we’ve done world tours, we are fancy-pants musicians, but more than anything we relish the opportunity to play for people who want to hear us. We sink our teeth into figuring out the best processional for you and curating the best dance party set list to keep your guests on their feet all night long.
We just want to do what we do best, and we’re happy to do it for your wedding day.
Aside from it being infinitely more elegant to have live music for your ceremony, we are living people with eyes and ears who can adapt when the flower girl gets distracted and messes up the timing of your processional and who can add a tasteful “grand pause” for your officiant to say, “Please Rise,” just before you or your betrothed make your way down the aisle.
We know more music than you do (it is our job) so when you tell me you’re having a rustic, farm-to-table barn wedding I’m not going to force you into Pachelbel’s Canon in D or anything else that would be on a “Music For Your Wedding” CD from Party City, I’m going to hook you up with the tastiest acoustic guitar and violin duets with that roots-y vibe you’re going for. Similarly, there is no underestimating the atmosphere that a live jazz or bluegrass ensemble creates for your cocktail hour.