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!
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.
This Charming Man (The Smiths cover):See more videos here!: http://theengagements.com/bizarre-love-triangle/
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’).”
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.
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.”
The Highline Loft
508 W.26th St.
See some of The Engagements’ latest 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.”
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.Carol:Twist & Shout:Wooly Bully:The Affections band page->
The Tribute Strings were excited to be a part of the new Nicholas Kirkwood store opening in the West Village yesterday.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.Thanks to Anne Christensen for inviting us to be a part, and congratulations to Nicholas Kirkwood!