WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING:
Just wanted to say thanks for such a great performance. You guys rocked! Everyone had a blast, and the term "best band ever" was thrown about multiple times.
Cruel Summer was a blast! Thank you to everyone who came out. Photos and videos to come! Stay tuned to our feeds to hear about our upcoming shows:
A-ha / Bananarama / Berlin / Boss / Bowie / Cameo / Cars / Cure / Eurythmics / Falco / Fixx / Flock of Seagulls / Gary Numan / Go-Gos / Hall N Oates / INXS / Journey / Men At Work / Madonna / Michael Jackson / Modern English / Outfield / Pet Shop Boys / Prince / Simple Minds / Smiths / Talk Talk / Talking Heads / ...
The Bell House :: 149 7th St. :: Brooklyn, NY
Info & $10 Tix: Cruel Summer 80s Dance Party Friday 8/08/14 The Bell House
“They were just as awesome as we had anticipated, and I proceeded to dance like crazy for the next four hours straight.”
“You guys were absolutely amazing last night. Every single song was perfect, and the set list couldn’t have been better.”
“Their singers and musicians are top notch… they are masters of the cover song, and indeed, they own these songs when they perform them, and they have fun with them. Their energy was contagious!”
However obscure your tastes may be, [these] wedding bands are up for the challenge.“
- New York Magazine Weddings, Summer 2014
Very cool! Two of our most-requested Lucy Music bands are featured in the Summer 2014 New York Magazine Weddings “guide to the reception”:
go with the flow like a living, breathing jukebox, full of expertly curated 45s, from the chug-a-lug chords of Johnny Cash and British Invasion breakdowns of The Beatles to soul and R&B standards like James Brown, Etta James, and The O’Jays.“
The eleven instrument swappers who crowd The Engagements’ stage can do straight-up hits, but they’d rather be rocking “This Charming Man”, not to mention choice cuts from the 70s (‘Tiny Dancer’) and 90s (‘Common People’).”
::COME VISIT LUCY MUSIC at the New York Magazine Weddings Event on March 27th at Metropolitan Pavilion – 125 West 18th St., NYC, from 5-8pm.::
Tribute String Quartet‘s take on the 1980′s classic A-ha “Take On Me” drew praise this week, not the least of which came from the band itself!
With over 1700 shares, and 8000 likes, and 300 positive comments on Facebook, we think A-ha’s fan base appreciated our group’s version. We hope you do too!
All photos by the terrific Patricia Kantzos Photography.
The review from the happy client:
“Baby Soda killed it Saturday night! Thanks to you and your incredible group of musicians for really delivering at our wedding celebration.
We’ve received nothing but compliments on our live music choice and that’s all thanks to you guys. A special shout-out for leading the parade to end all parades. We loved the surprised and delighted looks on the faces of the random pedestrians and diners as a 70-person-strong parade rolled by. One of my favorite moments was rendition of “Down By The Riverside” as it echoed through the Pier 60 parking garage. Brilliant!
We look forward to continuing our dance whenever we see you next at either Café Moto, St. Mazie’s or just out in Washington Square Park. Please pass our thanks on to all of the players.” – Bride & Groom
The Prenups offer sage wedding music planning advice for those with discriminating tastes in music. It’s in the latest issue of Wedding Pride magazine.
Read more here! – http://tinyurl.com/kdvvjfj
Thanks to Alison Osworth, and Wedding Pride Magazine!
An excerpt here:
“Rip It Up” — Little Richard
“Girl That Radiates That Charm” — Arthur Alexander
“To Love Somebody” — Bee Gees
“Boogaloo Down Broadway” — Fantastic Johnny C
“Tired of Being Alone” — Al Green
“In My Life” — The Beatles
“Up On Cripple Creek” — The Band
“Into The Mystic” — Van Morrison
“Miss You” — Rolling Stones
“It’s Your Thing” — The Isley Brothers
“Uptight” — Stevie Wonder
“Shake Rattle & Roll” — Big Joe Turner
“Tighten Up” — Archie Bell & The Drells
“She’s Lookin’ Good” — Rodger Collins
“Twisting The Night Away” — Sam Cooke
“Runaway” — Del Shannon
“Here I Am” — Al Green
“Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever” — Marvin Gaye
“(Ain’t Nothin’ But A) Houseparty” — J. Geils Band/The Showstoppers
“Do You Believe In Magic?” — The Lovin’ Spoonful
“Ooo Baby Baby” — Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
“Happy” — Rolling Stones
“Hold On, I’m Coming” — Sam & Dave
“Function At The Junction” — Shorty Long
And for a little extra love, The Prenups bass player, Ed, offers advice about hiring a wedding band:
• Pick a band that likes the music you like: “Picking a band that has similar tastes and leanings is the biggest ingredient in throwing a successful party.”
• Ask the right questions such as: “How many requests you willing to learn?” “Are you capable of providing music during cocktail hour?” “Do you play during dinner as well?” “How many sets do you do in a typical night?” “How long are your breaks?” and “Can you play iPod music during breaks?”
• Always offer the band dinner.
• Don’t forget to tip!
Check out this lovely wedding The Engagements played in Brooklyn.
From the bride:
“I have been married since June and am still receiving cards from guests exclaiming how incredible the music was at our wedding!
Everything about the Engagements was amazing. They are EXTREMELY talented musicians who clearly love what they do. They are true musicians and it shows! Everyone, all ages (from our 3 year old son to my 84 year old uncle) danced up a storm all night! I danced so much that I didn’t even get a chance to go around to all of our guests tables!! The dance floor was packed and there were a lot of sweaty guests
My husband was very reluctant initially about hiring a band that played covers, concerned mostly that they would end up just sounding bad and cheesy and that they would not be able to play a range of music to cover the age range of our guests. I was nervous at first about hiring them as it was going to be a large part of our budget but I assure you, it was so worth it! My husband loved the music, and has singled the band out as one of the best parts of our wedding! We had absolutely no complaints. They made the night a super fun party that everyone truly loved.
We could not recommend more highly this band. If you have hesitations, as it is definitely a big decision, the music for your wedding…just go for it…you will NOT be disappointed!!!” – Holly, Brooklyn Wedding, June 2013.
Our resident 80s cover band, The Engagements, played the annual “Halloweird” party here in NYC. These photos tell some of the story.
Some Halloweird facts:
All photos courtesy the great Mr. Gabe Kirchheimer, Copyright 2013.
The hosts of this party have been putting this on for 5 years. It started as a small Halloween party amongst friends in an apartment. It has grown into an epic, annual celebration of the weird.”
“Halloweird” takes place on 10/31/13 from 8pm-midnight at the Highline Loft in NYC.
Tix & info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/741670859192305/
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See some of The Engagements’ latest videos here: http://theengagements.com/bizarre-love-triangle/
It’s very cool to see so many “anti-” wedding vendors being recommended this season.
Thanks to Meaghan Agnew for the kind words, and for posting one our favorite photos of the band.
This Charming Man (The Smiths cover):
See more videos here!: http://theengagements.com/bizarre-love-triangle/
We’re pleased to announce Baby Soda Jazz Band is featured in the Summer 2013 issue of New York Weddings as a “Wedding Band That Rocks”:
This band plays the kind of music you hope to hear, with a Sazerac in hand, on the thoroughfares of New Orleans’ French Quarter. Baby Soda’s effervescent, brassy, upbeat sound keeps your guests on the dance floor well into the night.”
Visit Baby Soda’s page to watch videos of the band in action