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August 2014

Two great weekends, four weddings and a corporate event with Around Town Entertainment

Two great weekends, four weddings and a corporate event with Around Town Entertainment 150 150 adam Michael

August has been a very exciting month for Around Town Entertainment!
The last two weekends were filled with four amazing weddings and our annual New York corporate event for Clinique.
Next weekend will also be a wonderful weekend with four more weddings! Details soon to come on those weddings!

Here is a bit more about the events we had the pleasure in being part of!

August 16, 2014 was the wedding of Luke Wilson and Maddie Rahner.
The wedding was at the classic and exclusive New York City wedding venue, The Plaza Hotel.
The couple’s ceremony began in the Terrace Room, which was brilliantly designed for the occasion.

The music played by the pianist from Around Town Entertainment as the guests waited in anticipation.
For the wedding processional music, the chosen song was “Make You Feel My Love” by Adele. For the the bride’s ceremony processional song, the song “Canon in D” was chosen.
For the recessional the bagpipes from Around Town Entertainment in traditional Scottish kilts played “Loch Lomond.” The bagpipes escorted the guests to the cocktail hour where the jazz trio from Around Town Entertainment serenaded the guests with the chosen wedding cocktail music.

The guests then moved into the main ballroom of the Plaza Hotel for a night of wedding festivities.
The wedding strolling bagpipes along with a drummer played as the bridal party and the bride and groom made their grand entrance into the ballroom.
For the wedding bridal party entrance song the bagpipes played “Scotland The Brave” and for the bride and groom’s entrance, they played “The Green Hills of Tyrol.”
Then the Around Town Band from Around Town Entertainment took over as the bride and groom took their first dance as husband and wife. The wedding song “You Are The Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne was their chosen song.
From then on it was a wild party for all to enjoy! The dance floor was packed for the duration of the evening as the guests from New York and from abroad came together to celebrate this beautiful couple’s spectacular event! This was a true New York wedding with exciting New York wedding music from Around Town Entertainment!Also on August 16, was the beautiful wedding of Jessica Brondo and Nicholas Dovidoff.
The wedding took place at another stunning and classic New York City wedding venue, Gotham Hall.

The ceremony began with the music played by Around Town Entertainment.
The wedding processional song chosen was “Green Eyes” by Coldplay.
The bride chose “Sea Of Love” by cat power as her wedding processional song.
For the recessional the song was “Everlasting Light” by Black Keys.

The jazz trio from Around Town Entertainment was the selected sophisticated music choice for the guests wedding cocktail music.
Once the New York city wedding reception began, the A-List Band from Around Town Entertainment danced the guests to oblivion!
As the bride and groom wedding entrance song, the band played “You’re All I Need To Get By” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell.
For the Father Daughter wedding Dance, the song “Summertime” by Jill Scott and George Benson was the chosen song.
“I’m Into Something Good” by Herman Hermit was the song chosen for the mother son wedding song.
Other selected songs were “Sir Duke” by Stevie Wonder, “You’re My Best Friend” by Queen and “Shining Star” Earth Wind and fire. The A-List band was thrilled to provide this amazing couple their New York City wedding music.

August 23, 2014 was the wedding of James Reed to Maureen Doherty.
The couple chose the Around Town Band from Around Town Entertainment as their New York wedding band. The event took place at the New York wedding venue, The Glen Island Harbor Club in New Rochelle.
The wedding cocktail music from Around Town Entertainment set the mood for an elegant event.
Soon the guests arrived and it was clear they were ready for a party!
The guests danced the night away to their favorite hits!
But first the band played the wedding Bridal Party Entrance song “Centerfold” J. Geils band.
For the Bride and Groom Entrance song, they chose “Start Me Up” by Rolling Stones. The classic wedding song, “Stand By Me” was the couple’s first wedding dance song.
Other New York city wedding music chosen was “In My Life” by the Beatles, “Aint No mountain High Enough,” “Single Ladies” by Beyonce, “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5 and “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond.
What an exciting evening with New York wedding entertainment by Around Town Entertainment.

August 23rd was also the wedding of Elizabeth Galietto and John Rutter.
The event took place in Cooperstown, New York, with the After Party Band from Around Town Entertainment.

The After Party Band was the right choice for their New York Wedding music.
The couple loved the Beatles, so their wedding ceremony music chosen was all Beatles selections! “In My Life” Beatles, “Here There Everywhere” Beatles and “Two Of Us” Beatles.
The pianist played all the wedding ceremony songs as the bridal party and the bride walked down the aisle.

After the guests enjoyed the wedding cocktail music provided by Around Town Entertainment’s trio, they moved into the reception to dance with the New York wedding band, After Party!
For the wedding Bridal Party Entrance song, the bride and groom chose “Love Somebody” by Maroon. Then the couple took their first dance to “Maybe I’m Amazed” by Paul McCartney.
Other fun selections chosen were, “timber” by Pitbull and Kesha
and “Pompeii” by Bastille. The bride and groom and their guests loved the chosen New York wedding music.

On Monday, August 25, 2014, the Around Town Band from Around Town Entertainment performed for the Clinique’s annual New York Corporate event!
The event was a celebration for the very best within their company worldwide!
The guests flew in from all over the continent to celebrate at the historic Central Park Boathouse.
The band played a good mix of sophisticated songs perfect for a dinner in the park. Once the guests were ready to dance, it was high energy all the way, and all night! The guest danced to the world’s most famous and popular song hits! The guests took every moment to get photographs with the band and were so excited to be part of Clinique’s amazing dinner celebration!

Around Town Entertainment was thrilled to have been chosen as the New York wedding entertainment, the Connecticut wedding entertainment, the New Jersey Wedding Entertainment and for the New York Corporate Entertainment.

For all your events please visit www.aroundtownent.com

August 9th and August 10th-Two weddings with the Around Town Entertainment

August 9th and August 10th-Two weddings with the Around Town Entertainment 150 150 adam Michael

What a great weekend for Around Town Entertainment with two exciting New York weddings!

August 9, 2014 was the wedding of Annie Mattausch and Mike Clements.
The couple celebrated their wedding at the beautiful Garrison Golf Club in Garrison, New York, a stunning New York wedding venue.

The evening began with a jazz ensemble from Around Town Entertainment as the guests enjoyed cocktails while overlooking the mountains and brilliant sun that seemed to arrive just as the celebration began.

The guests moved into an elegant reception where the Around Town Band from Around Town Entertainment was already playing some high energy music for their arrival.
The couple chose Around Town Entertainment as their New York wedding entertainmentand had a very specific vision in mind when it came to music. They wanted to dance, dance and dance! And that they did!
With some of their favorite wedding songs chosen, the New York wedding band played the gamut.
For the couple’s first dance wedding song, they chose “All Of Me” by John Legend.
As the bride took a wedding Father Daughter dance, the band played “Cinderella” by Steven Curtis Chapman.
The groom chose “Unforgettable” by Nat King/Natalie cole as the classic Mother and son dance song. For the wedding Cake cutting song they chose “You Are The best Thing” by Ray La Montagne and the bride tossed the bouquet to the song “Single ladies” by Beyonce, a perfect wedding bouquet song!
Some other requested favorite wedding songs chosen were “Old Time Rock n Roll” by Bob Segar,
and “Papa Was A Rollin Stone” by the Temptations. Their chosen song, “Have I told You Lately” by Rod Stewart was played by the band.as the perfect New York wedding entertainment song during dinner.

August 10, 2014 was the wedding of Chana Miller and Jay Heath.
The couple chose the unique New York wedding venue, Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York.
The wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and reception took place all around the beautiful, sprawling property.

The bride and groom and guests first walked down a long path through what felt like an enchanted forest to their quiet and secluded destination. There the piano player from Around Town Entertainment played their chosen ceremony wedding songs “Hoppipolla” by Sigur Ros for the processional, “Your Hand in Mine” by Explosions in the Sky for the bride’s wedding ceremony song and “You Make My Dreams Come True” for the wedding recessional song.

The guests then enjoyed cocktails in the front lawn of the quaint Full Moon Resort Inn.
There the duo of piano and guitar played the perfect outdoor wedding music.

The guests then entered the reception tent where the Around Town Band from Around Town Entertainment was in place as their chosen New York wedding entertainment.
The couple chose “Treasure” by Bruno Mars as the wedding introduction song, “Crazy in Love” by Beyonce as the bride and groom wedding introduction song and “How Is It” by Dolorean as the couple first dance wedding song.
The bride and groom both danced with their parents to the chosen wedding parent dance song, “In My Life” by Beatles.
The bride and groom and their family chose Around Town Entertainment as their New York wedding Entertainment because they had heard the band’s wedding Hora at a friend’s wedding.
They truly wanted the long and extended version of the Hora, so the band gave them exactly that! Forty five minutes the families danced with complete elation as the Hora continued.
The bride and groom could not have been happier with their choice of New York wedding music.

Around Town Entertainment was thrilled to be the chosen as the best New York City Wedding Band, Best Connecticut wedding band and best New Jersey wedding band entertainment.

For all events, please visit www.aroundtownent.com

Three more fantastic weddings with Around Town Entertainment!

Three more fantastic weddings with Around Town Entertainment! 150 150 adam Michael

Around Town Entertainment had two more amazing weddings to finish up July and another to start off August with a bang!

July 26, 2014 was a great night!  The Around Town Band from Around Town Entertainment was at the Temple Sinai of Roslyn for the New York wedding of Wendy Gold and Jeff Gensler.
The ceremony began with the beautiful songs played by Around Town Entertainment’s  classical ceremony string musicians. “Across the Universe” by The Beatles was the chosen ceremony processional song and “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz was the bride’s song for the ceremony.
These songs sounded beautiful played by the ceremony classical string ensemble.

After a festive cocktail hour, the guests moved into the reception for a great night of high energy dancing! This crowd didn’t miss a beat!
The bride and groom first had their wedding party introductions to Ne-yo and Pitbull’s “Give Me Everything.” Then the couple danced to their chosen wedding first dance song “Everything” by Michael Buble.
From there, the party began! From the onset, the bride told us they wanted to dance all night, and that they did! With all their favorite wedding songs covering all the decades, the band played non stop high energy dance music throughout the event.
The crowd went crazy and the bride and groom were beyond thrilled to join them!!
The A-List band from Around Town Entertainment was the chosen New York wedding band for the Heather Desaro and Chris Horvat wedding on July 26, 2014.
The Inn at New Hyde Park, was the New York wedding venue for this beautiful wedding!
The jazz trio from Around Town Entertainment played a cool mix of wedding cocktail music to begin this night.

The reception began with “Happy” by Pharrell for the bride and groom’s grand entrance.
A Special guest joined the band to play the couple’s first dance wedding song “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Ingrid Michaelson.
The band prepared the songs “Lullabye” by-Billy Joel and”Days Like This” by Van Morrison for their special wedding parent dances.
The band also prepared some special unique songs such as “Kapitanskie Tango” and “Come Share The Wine” Al Martino.
This was a great night of amazing music for an amazing couple!

August 2, 2014 was the wedding of Jacqueline Ward and Chris Peters.
The Around Town Band from Around Town Entertainment traveled to Newport, Rhode Island to the beautiful wedding venue, Castle Hill.

The guests first entered an elegantly designed tented cocktail hour and the wedding cocktail music was featured as the trio from Around Town Entertainment hit all the right notes!

For the reception, “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC was the intense song that energized the crowd as the bride and groom were welcomed into the stunning reception space.
The bride and groom took their first wedding Dance to “Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley

The bride and groom were charged and ready to dance! They couldn’t have been more excited to dance to their favorite high energy songs.

The crowd cheered for the bride and groom as the band played on throughout the night. The music never stopped and the night was electric with energy!
What an amazing time in Newport, Rhode Island!

Around Town Entertainment was honored to be the chosen New York wedding band, Connecticut wedding band and New Jersey wedding band.

For all weddings and events please visit www.aroundtownent.com

Father daughter wedding dance song-making the perfect choice!

Father daughter wedding dance song-making the perfect choice! 150 150 adam Michael

When a bride is trying to choose the perfect father daughter wedding dance song, it can be a tough decision.
It is always recommended for the bride to ask her father to choose the song the moves him, as this father daughter dance is usually most sentimental and meaningful for him.
There are a bunch of lists for the most popular daddy and bride wedding dance songs. Some are listed as “the most popular parent dance songs,” or “the favorite father daughter wedding songs.” Other ways of selecting this song is to ask your band to help select the best wedding father daughter song.
Every bride and her father dance song should be unique and special.
Songs that bring up childhood memories and loving father and daughter moments should be considered.

“As You Dance” by Reid Michaels is a perfect example of a classic, yet contemporary father daughter wedding dance song.
The lyrics are sweet:
I can’t believe this moment has come
Seems like yesterday I first held you in my arms
You were daddy’s little angel
God trusted I was able to give you
A lifetime of my love
and you will always be that little girl that changed my world
I know tonight you start a new life with someone new
But I will always love you still
Chorus:
And as you dance with your father tonight
Let’s remember all those times
All the lullabies goodnight
And as you dance you’re the beautiful bride
I’m so proud who you’ve become
Your new life has begun
Now you’re a daughter and a wife
Dancing with your father tonight
You never fail, you always amaze me with your smile
I’m never gonna lose that feelin
From the moment you arrived a precious gift life
How the stars are still shining in your eyes
and you will always be that little girl that changed my world
I know tonight you start a new life with someone new
But I will always love you still
Chorus:
And as you dance with your father tonight
Let’s remember all those times
All the lullabies goodnight
And as you dance you’re the beautiful bride
I’m so bride who you’ve become
Your new life has begun
Now you’re a daughter and a wife
Dancing with her father tonight
Bridge:
As I give your hand away
With every thought and every prayer
I will stand by you forever
As every dream comes true I’ll always be with you
Chorus: