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It’s a Cruel Summer (80s Dance Party)

The Engagements Cruel Summer 80s dance party

 

Friday August 8th

The Engagements cover band brings you the 80s dance party you’ve always wanted

 
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

Engagements 80s Cover Band

“They were just as awesome as we had anticipated, and I proceeded to dance like crazy for the next four hours straight.”

Engagements 80s Cover Band

“You guys were absolutely amazing last night. Every single song was perfect, and the set list couldn’t have been better.”

80s Dance Party

“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!”

Lucy Music Featured in New York Magazine Weddings 2014

New York Magazine Weddings Summer 2014

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However obscure your tastes may be, [these] wedding bands are up for the challenge.

New York Magazine Weddings, Summer 2014

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Very cool!  Two of our most-requested Lucy Music bands are featured in the Summer 2014 New York Magazine Weddings “guide to the reception”:

The Loyales

THE LOYALES

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 Engagements

THE ENGAGEMENTS

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.::

The Loyales:

See more Loyales – click here.

The Engagements:

See more Engagements – click here.

A-ha Recommends Tribute String Quartet’s Take On A-ha

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!

Tribute String Quartet takes on A-ha

1920′s-themed Yacht Wedding feat. Baby Soda Jazz Band

Baby Soda Jazz Band fit right in at this wedding venue.  This is a 1920′s yacht called the Mariner III.

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 Playlist Published with Pride

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

The Prenups Wedding Pride

 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!

The Engagements got “Halloweird” on Halloween

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:

  • 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.

All photos courtesy the great Mr. Gabe Kirchheimer,  Copyright 2013.

 

 

Previously:

The Engagements – keeping 80s music un-dead.

 

The Engagements (“The premiere 80s-covering wedding band” – Paper Mag) are excited to be performing for an infamous, annual, NYC Halloween party:

 

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/

And here: http://halloweird5.eventbrite.com/

Venue:

The Highline Loft

508 W.26th St.

5th Floor

NY, NY

8pm-Midnight

 

Meanwhile..

 

See some of The Engagements’ latest videos here:  http://theengagements.com/bizarre-love-triangle/

DailyCandy Features “Wedding Supergroup” The Prenups

The Prenups are recommended in DailyCandy’s Fall Wedding Guide!

 

Wedding Supergroup The Prenups

DailyCandy featured “wedding supergroup” The Prenups alongside some of our favorite NYC wedding vendors, including 501 Union, and Stone Fox Bride.

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.

The Engagements Live at Bizarre Love Triangle

This Charming Man (The Smiths cover):

See more videos here!: http://theengagements.com/bizarre-love-triangle/

Baby Soda Featured in New York Magazine Weddings

Baby Soda in NY Mag Weddings

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

or

Follow Lucy Music and Baby Soda on Facebook to hear about their latest appearance schedule.

Lucy Music plays the New York Rangers Charity Golf Outing

Lucy Music with New York Rangers

Lucy Music musicians performing at the bandshell of the Westchester Country Club during the New York Rangers annual golf outing.

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!

 

 

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