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March 2014

Two Columbia University Events with Around Town Entertainment in one night!

Two Columbia University Events with Around Town Entertainment in one night! 150 150 adam Michaels

Around Town Entertainment had the pleasure of providing two of their live dance bands in New York City for two completely different Columbia University events, on the very same night!
The Around Town Band has been the selected New York City band for Columbia University School of Engineering’s Blue and White Gala for the last four years!

Around Town Entertainment has also been the selected entertainment company for the Trustees of Columbia University annual Gala. This is the second year as their chosen entertainment for this event. The After Party Band from Around Town Entertainment has been chosen for this years event.

First the Around Town Band performed for over 400 dancing guests at the Beautiful and modern IAC Building in Manhattan.
The dance floor was packed as the guests danced the night away.
The young, beautiful crowd screamed and chanted “encore!” once the event was coming to an end.
Of course the band was thrilled to rock the party even more! The encores didn’t stop coming as the band finally ended the great night!

Some guests of the past events have gone on to choose Around Town Entertainment as their New York Wedding Band.
Around Town Entertainment has providing the best New York wedding music for many Columbia alumni.

Around Town Entertainment provides New York wedding music for many upscale weddings that came from the Columbia University events

The After Party Band from Around Town Entertainment rocked a crowd of almost 1500 guests at the exclusive Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers, an Abigail Kirsch venue!
With a dance floor spanning hundreds of feet, guests danced to the high energy sounds of their favorite hits!
The guests never stopped dancing from the start of the event to the end of the event!
After Party Band turned the energy up so high, the place was burning like fire as the guests rocked all night through the early morning hour! Guests did not want to stop dancing when the event was to conclude at 2am!

The After Party Band has also provided New York City wedding music for some amazing Columbia Alumni!
Around Town Entertainment is honored to have been chosen as the best New York CityWedding Band.

Around Town Entertainment looks forward to next year’s Columbia University events!

New York Cares Event at Marquee

New York Cares Event at Marquee 150 150 adam Michaels

It was a pleasure to be able to participate in the New York Cares Event!

Guests turned out to really support this great organization, while dancing to the sounds of DJ Ming and young DJ Aiden Jude.

Christine Paul of Christine Paul Events along with Rebecca Gnessin really pulled out all the stops!
There were amazing auction items such as trips to Florida, Costa Rica, New Orleans, LA and London as well as delicious food donated by local hot spots like Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Pie’s ‘n’ Thighs, and Shigure.

Adam Michaels from Around Town Entertainment was thrilled to act as the Master Of Ceremonies, working alongside some amazingly dedicated supporters.

Christine Paul is an extraordinary event planner!

Around Town Entertainment has worked with Christine on so many amazing weddings!

Christine has worked with all of our New York Wedding Bands for events here in New York City.

Around Town Entertainment also had the honor of providing a New York Wedding Band, the Around Town Band for Christine’s wedding at the Plaza in 2010!  We recommend Christine Paul Events for all of your events!!

HaeNa Waechter and Edward Mathney Wedding

HaeNa Waechter and Edward Mathney Wedding 150 150 adam Michaels

Saturday, March 22, 2014

HaeNa Waechter and Edward Mathney

Libery Warehouse 260 Conover Street, New York

What an exciting night celebrating the wedding of these two amazing people!

HaeNa Waechter and Edward Mathney were beaming on their big day! The sun was also shining through today also!  One of the nicest days New York has seen in some time!

HaeNa and Edward had a great crowd of all ages who danced the night away. They chose the Around Town Band from Around Town Entertainment for their wedding. The evening began with an elegant jazz trio for the cocktail hour.  Then all guests moved into the reception where the band literally played every style of music in the book, including some of their special song requests.

Wedding Band New YorkLive Music for weddingThey really wanted classic songs from the Beatles, Sinatra, and pretty much through the decades up to the most current top 40 songs.

The dance floor was packed the moment the band started the dance set. Even as the main course was being served, the guests just kept dancing!

Working alongside Kimberly Pilson-The Wedding Sitter made for a perfect event!  Between Kimberly and the extraordinary staff of The Liberty Warehouse, the evening flowed beautifully, and so did the champagne as everyone poured onto the dance floor for their favorite songs!

Around Town Entertainment has worked with Kimberly Pilson on other events and she always brings her A-game, with a poise that only a seasoned professional can offer.  We highly recommend her to our clients.

We also do suggest that you check out this beautiful venue as well.  Liberty Warehouse is so inviting.  Such a beautiful water view seen through their floor to ceiling windows and with an overall stunning layout.

The Around Town Band and Around Town Entertainment would like to thank HaeNa and Edward and their families for allowing us to be part of their special wedding!

We wish them all the best in their lifetime together!

How to Create The Perfect Wedding Music Play List

How to Create The Perfect Wedding Music Play List 150 150 adam Michaels

Your wedding is something that only comes around once a lifetime. You want every single aspect of it to be absolutely perfect, including the music. Even though choosing the music might not be your first priority, it should be high on the list of important issues. Remember, the wedding music you select sets the tone and helps bind all the various aspects of your big, romantic day.

Do You Have Key Songs?

You and your future spouse need to sit down and discuss if there are any songs that are important to either of you. Think about songs that played when you first met, first kissed, and first knew this was going to be the person you spend the rest of your life with. Next make a list of songs that are important to each of you as individuals. The last list of songs should be songs that send a message about what you hope your future together will be like. Together, you and your fiancée should note which songs have to be played either during the ceremony or reception. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to build an entire wedding music playlist out of the lists you’ve just created.

Consider your Wedding Theme

If you’re having a themed wedding, you will want to select music that reflects the theme. In some cases this will be easy, if you’ve chosen a movie theme, you can use the movie soundtracks as your wedding music. If you opt for a specific era theme such as Jane Austen’s Regency Period, the Roaring Twenties, or Victorian Steampunk style, your wedding playlist can be a list of popular songs from the selected era.

Other themes can be a little tougher. You might not be able to find music that’s an exact match, instead you need to look for music that generates emotions that matches your theme. For example if you’re having a beach, summertime, or festive wedding theme, think Jimmy Buffet. If you favor a more sophisticated theme, maybe classical music with lots of string instruments. Country music is always a great choice for rural weddings, and there’s no shortage of romantic wedding music for a hearts, flowers, and pink candies kind of wedding.

Working with your Live Wedding Band

There’s nothing quite as remarkable as having a live band playing the wedding music you’ve selected. They have a richer and fuller sound. They also create sense of energy and intimacy a DJ or personal iPod can’t replicate. When choosing a live band for your wedding you need to select a band that handles the type of wedding music you’ve selected for your playlist. During the selection process, you and the band’s manager need to discuss the list you’ve created and make sure they’re comfortable with the material. Listen to any suggestions the band makes regarding your wedding music playlist: there’s a good chance they know music that perfectly compliments your special day that you’re unfamiliar with.

Make sure the band knows which songs you’ve selected for special moments including your first dance with your new spouse, and the father/daughter dance.

The two most important thing to remember when it comes to choosing your wedding music is not waiting until the last minute, and to not stress if you can’t find the absolute perfect song. Picking the music should be fun!