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We’re thrilled to be presenting six of our non-traditional, “wedding band alternatives” at the 2014 Rock the Wedding Bells music showcase.
From the producers of NYC’s best wedding fair, Wedding Crashers, comes the first standalone showcase of NYC’s best “wedding band alternatives.” These acts aren’t just good wedding bands, they’re great bands in their own right, filled with gigging musicians who’ve performed with David Byrne, Jay-Z, Andrew Bird, and more.
Marriage officiant Matt Levy, of The Levys’ Unique New York, will be your emcee, and Delaney Barbecue, which is now catering weddings with their awesome ‘cue, will be serving up mini brisket sandwiches.
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7pm DOORS OPEN
Front Room: 7:20 – The Prenups
“Wedding Supergroup” – DailyCandy
Looking for a cover band that won’t play “Celebration” or “The Chicken Dance”? The Prenups are that band. This 5-piece leans on pre-1980’s classic rock and soul, and keeps the dance floor packed. Plus they’re the “Best name in wedding bands.”
Main Stage: 7:40 – The Loyales
“The best wedding band because they weren’t a wedding band.” – Joel Stein, TIME
Brooklyn cover band The Loyales offers a multitude of musical genre options (with the exception of contemporary Top 40). Lead singer and bandleader Milton easily shifts from rare oldies, to classic rock, to soul, or even country.
Front Room: 8:00 – Tribute String Quartet -
The Pop and Rock String Quartet
This group’s interpretations of your favorite songs by Hall ‘N’ Oates, Elton John, Sam Cooke, and Journey set them far apart from the crowded world of wedding string quartets. Plus, if you take advantage of their ability to create custom arrangements of your own special requests, it’s like having a personal mini-orchestra for your wedding.
Front Room: 8:40 – Colin McGrath -
“From the Appalachian Mountains to Tin Pan Alley.“
Colin performs in the solo, duo, or trio format, with his guitar, an upright bass player, and often percussion or violin. His song list draws from classic soul, pop, and rock albums of yesteryear. Colin’s interpretations of songs by artists like Paul Simon, Fleetwood Mac, Sam Cooke, & Bob Marley make him a naturally fun choice for the non-tradtional wedding.
Main Stage: 9:00 – The Affections -
“A no-nonsense dance party.” – Our agent.
This gaggle of musician friends put The Affections together as a side project to play a family friend’s wedding a number of years back, but the invitations to play keep coming. Expect to dance to live, unhinged covers of Chuck Berry, Elvis, Sly Stone, Talking Heads, Michael Jackson, Sam the Sham & The Pharaohs, Kinks, Clash, Stones, James Brown, Blondie, and more.
Front Room: 9:20 – Baby Soda Jazz Band
“With your eyes closed, you could have been on Bourbon Street.” -NY Daily News.
Baby Soda is an acoustic, energetic band that sings and swings. Their classic sound is rooted in Prohibition-era swing, New Orleans jazz, and southern gospel music. At weddings, their joyful performances resonate with all guests, young and old. “Keeps your guests on the dance floor well into the night.” – New York Magazine Weddings
Footage from a previous Wedding Crashers event:
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!
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
For the 7th year in a row, Lucy Music proudly provided a quartet for the cocktail hour of the New York Rangers annual charity golf outing.
The NY Rangers is a great organization, and they gave us strong direction about the upbeat mood they wanted us to sustain.
Our quartet consisted of organ, guitar, drums, and saxophone. We performed a mix of blues, funk, and jazz, with a lot of soul thrown in, as per the direction of the music-loving Rangers.
It was an honor to work with the staff of the Rangers once again, and we’re so happy to have been lucky with the weather at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, NY!
We filmed The Affections at The Bell House last month. What a fun show this was!
Check out these 3 songs from the show. There are more to come! Stay tuned.
Twist & Shout:
The buzz was in the air, and the gracious hosts of the party, Anne Christensen of Glamour and Cecilia Dean of Visionaire, created a tasteful and elegant setting for the celebration.
It was fun to take part in such an hotly anticipated event! The beautiful Marisa Tomei was one of our favorite guests to see.
The occasion? The launch of Etsy Weddings – the official Etsy foray into the world of weddings.
The group scaled down to a trio to fit into Etsy’s busy offices, and performed covers of classic rock and pop hits like Hotel California, Bennie And The Jets, and the staff favorite – In Your Eyes.