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August 2015

August Is Sensational With Around Town Band

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The heat of summer continued through the month of August with great performances by the Around Town Band throughout the New York and New Jersey area and abroad.  We were happy to be asked to be a part of many wonderful events and enjoyed sharing special moments with great people!

August 1, Wakefield, Rhode Island—Weidinger/Cox Wedding

The beautiful Weidinger/Cox wedding took place at a lovely home in Wakefield, Rhode Island, on August 1, and Around Town Band was there to help the couple, their friends and family celebrate!  The couple danced their first dance to “You Make My Dreams Come True” by Hall and Oats, and cut the cake to “You’re My Best Friend” by Queen.  The guests danced to “Thank You” by Dido, “Beautiful Day” by U2, “One Love” by U2, “Build Me Up Buttercup,” “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen, “You shook Me All Night” by AC/DC and “We Go Together” from the musical Grease.  Everyone enjoyed the wedding and the great music!

August 1, New Haven Lawn Club, New Haven, CT—Herman/Tremaglio Wedding

The After Party Band performed live music for the beautiful Herman/Tremaglio wedding, held at the New Haven Lawn Club on August 1.  The bridal party entered to “Forever” by Chris Brown, with the bride and groom’s entrance accompanied by “You Make My Dreams Come True,” by Hall and Oates.  The couple’s first dance was set to “XO” by John Mayer, with father and daughter dancing to “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole, and mother and son dancing to “Kind and Generous” by Natalie Merchant.  For the cake cutting, the couple chose “For Once In My Life,” by Stevie Wonder.

Guests enjoyed dancing to a variety of old and new hits, including “Just My Imagination” by the Temptations, “Shake it Off” by T. Swift, “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars, “Let’s Dance” by David Bowie, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay,” and “This Must Be The Place” by the Talking Heads.  Everyone enjoyed a great time with a great group of friends!

August 1, Rosecliff, Newport, Rhode Island—Harrington/Uhde Wedding

The A-List Band was honored with the opportunity to provide the music for the beautiful Harrington/Uhde wedding at Rosecliff in Newport, Rhode Island.  While Bossa Nova and Latin style were the primary types of music, the first dance was to “Say A Little Prayer” by Aretha Franklin, the cake cutting was set to “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough” by Michael Jackson, and the last dance was “All Night Long” by Lionel Richie.  The guests also enjoyed dancing to “Want to Want Me,” “Please Don’t Stop the Music” and “Diamonds” by Rhianna, “Get Down Saturday Night” by Oliver Cheatham, “Buy You a Drank” by T-Pain, “Ignition” by R. Kelly, and “Trap Queen.”  The wedding party and guests had a great time dancing to the beat!

August 8, Bronx Zoo, New York-Mejia/McAulife WeddingThis amazing wedding at the Bronx Zoo featured the Around Town Band playing a wide range of Beatles hits.  The first song was “You Are Mine,” sung by a cousin of the bride, and the processional was “Michelle” while the recessional was “I’ve Just Seen A Face,” by the Beatles.  The bride and groom’s first dance as well as the parents’ dances were to “As” by Stevie Wonder, while the bride surprised her husband by singing “Suavamente.”  The guests were also treated to great dance tunes like “Michelle” by the Beatles, “All I want For Christmas” by Mariah Carey, “Your Love Keeps Lifting me Higher” by Jackie Wilson, “Like A Prayer” by Madonna, “Faith” by George Micahel.  The bride and groom left the reception to “Don’t Stop Believin” by Journey.  Everyone enjoyed the evening and the great music!

August 8, My Moon, Brooklyn, NY—Simmermacher/Yarbrough Wedding

The After Party Band was honored to be featured at the wonderful Simmermacher/Yarbrough Wedding held at My Moon in Brooklyn.  The band started out with a processional of “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift, with the groom entering to the “1812 Overture” by Tchaikovsky and the bride coming down the aisle to “Canon in D” by Pachelbel.  The recessional was “Best Days” by Matt White.

Father and daughter danced to “Father and Daughter” by Paul Simon, while guests were able to enjoy such diverse songs as “I Saw The Sign” by Ace Of Base, “Jenny From the Block” by Jennifer Lopez, “Shoop” by Salt N Pepper, “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran and “MMMM Bop” by Hanson.  What a great wedding and a fun time for everyone!

August 9, Congregation B’Nai Tikvah, North Brunwick, NJ—Shpigel/Siegal Weddling

The Around Town Band was pleased to be a part of the Shpigel/Siegal wedding in North Brunswick, New Jersey, where they played many traditional songs such as the processional “Al Kol Eleh” and the recessional “Simon Tov.”

The entrance of the bridal party to the Hora consisted of “Od Yishama,” “Simon Tov,” “Havenu Shalom,” “Hava Negila,” “Ose Shalom,” “Tzena Tzena,” “Moshiah,” “David Melech,” “Od Avinu Chai,” “Yismehu,” and “Yasis Aleich.”

The couple danced their first dance to “All of Me” by John Legend, while father and daughter danced to “I Loved Her First” by Heartland and mother and son danced to “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler.  The cake cutting took place to “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz.

Everyone enjoyed both the classic and modern songs and celebrating the union of the happy couple!

August 15, The Inn At Longshore, Westport, CT—Loh/DeMarco Wedding

The wonderful Loh/DeMarco wedding took place at the Inn at Longshore in Westport, Connecticut, and the Around Town Band was there to help the happy couple celebrate.

The bridal party entered the reception to “Time of Our Lives” by Pitbull and Neyo, while the bride and groom entered to “I Really Like You” by Carly Rae Jepson.  Their first dance was to

“Hooked on A Feeling” by Blue Suede, while father and daughter danced to “My Girl” by the Temptations and mother and son danced to “You Are The Sunshine Of My Life” by Stevie Wonder.  The cake cutting took place to “Sugar” by Maroon 5, while the flower toss took place to “Just A Girl” by No Doubt.

Guests also danced to “Shut Up And Dance,” “Sweet Caroline,” and “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.”  Everyone enjoyed a great evening of romance and fun!

August 22, OceanCliff, Newport, Rhode Island—Polo/Landau Wedding

The Around Town Band was pleased to be featured at the Polo/Landau wedding on August 22 at the OceanCliff in Newport, Rhode Island.

The bridal party was introduced to “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody” by Fergie, while the bride and groom entered to “True Companion” by Marc Cohen and “Oye Como Va.”  The Hora followed, featuring “Simon Tov,” “Havenu Shalom” and “Hava Negila.” The groom’s parents, who were also celebrating their 48th wdding anniversary, so they enjoyed a celebration song with “My Way” by Frank Sinatra, as well.

The guests danced the night away to Spanish versions of “Vivir Mi Vida” by Marc Anthony, “La Vida Es Un Carnival” by Celia Cruz and “Adios La Pido” by Juanes.  The guests also enjoyed other songs such as “Like A Prayer” by Madonna, “Feel So Close” by Calvin Harris, “Sweet Melissa” by Dave Matthews, “Boom Boom Pow” by Black-Eyed Peas, “Disturbia” by Rhianna and “Marry You” by Bruno Mars.  What a great party with friends and family enjoying themselves!

August 22, Michael’s Restaurant, New York, NY—Gundy/Barron Wedding

The wonderful Gundy/Barron wedding took place at Michael’s Restaurant at 24 West 55th Street in New York, and After Party Band was there to help celebrate the wonderful occasion!  The bridal party as well as the happy couple entered to “New York, New York” Sinatra, and the couple celebrated their first dance to “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk The Moon.  Father and daughter danced to “As Time Goes By” by Herman Hupfeld, while mother and son danced to “Barbara Ann” by the Beach Boys.

The guests enjoyed dancing to “Semi Charmed Life” by Third Eye Blind, “Wagon Wheel” by Old Crow Medicine Show, and “Dancing Shoes” by Green River Ordinance.  Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the music, food and fun!

August 22, Dolce Norwalk, Norwalk, CT—Himmel/Mucci Wedding

The A-List Band had a chance to enjoy the Himmel/Mucci wedding in Norwalk, Connecticut on August 22 when they played the bride’s and groom’s favorite songs.  The processional included “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri, while the bride entered to “Marry Me” by Train.  The recessional was “All You Need Is Love,” by the Beatles.

For the entrance into the reception, the couple chose “Empire State/New York New York,” and danced their first dance to “Give Me Love” by Ed Sheeran.  Father and daughter danced to “What a Wonderful World” by Nat King Cole, while mother and son danced to “She’s Always A Woman To Me,” by Billy Joel.  The Hora included “Simon Tov,” “Hava Negila” and “Havenu Shalom Alechem,” and the couple also enjoyed the Ohio State theme song, “Hang On Sloopy.”  What a fun and exciting wedding!

August 22, The Bowery Hotel, New York, NY—Bouadana//Kachala Wedding

The Altitude Band was pleased to perform for the Bouadana/Kachala wedding held at the Bowery Hotel in New York on August 22.  The couple’s first dance was set to “Hey, Hey, What Can I Do” by Led Zeppelin, while father and daughter danced to “It’s For My Dad” by Nancy Sinatra.

Guests also enjoyed “You Make My Dreams Come True” by Hall and Oates, “Shout” by the Isley Brothers, “Fat Bottom Girl” by Queen, and “Baby Hold On To Me” by Eddie Money.  The couple and their guests danced the night away to the best tunes from both the past and the present!

August 24, The Central Park Boathouse, New York City

The Around Town Band was proud to provide live and exciting entertainment for the corporate event in New York City at the Central Park Boathouse.  The Clinique Event was a huge success!

August 28, The Garrison, Garrison, New York—Vella/Dooley Wedding

The Around Town Band was excited to perform for the Vella/Dooley wedding in Garrison, New York, where family and friends gathered to celebrate the couple’s happy day.  The processional was “In My Life” by the Beatles, while the bride’s song was “Here Comes The Bride” and the recessional was “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” by Stevie Wonder.

The bride and groom entered to “2001” by Phish, then danced to “Crazy Love” by Van Morrison for the first dance.  The best man’s toast was conducted to the “Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin.  After this, the band played “Like a Virgin,” by Madonna.  Father and daughter danced to “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw, and mother and son danced to “Have I Told You Lately” by Rod Stewart.

Guests enjoyed such diverse selections as “That’s Amore” by Dean Martin, “Turn on Your Lovelight” by the Grateful Dead, and “Another Night” by Real McCoy as well as “Billy Jean,” “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough,” “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” “Stir It Up” by Marley, “Sugar Pie Honey Bunch,” “Crazy In Love,” “Rather Be,” “Santeria,” “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg,” and “Burning Down The House.”  The last song of the night was a Tweezer reprise, sending everyone off on an exciting note!

August 29, Bear Mountain Inn, Tomkins Cove, New York—Dreher/Berner Wedding

The A-List Band rocked the house at the Dreher/Berner wedding held at the lovely Bear Mountain Inn in Tomkins Cove, New York.  Background music for the wedding included “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green, “All You Need Is Love,” by the Beatles, “Crazy In Love” by Beyonce and “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz.  The bride entered to “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis, and recessional was the timeless “This Will Be An Everlasting Love” by Natalie Cole.

The couple’s first dance was “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran, while the father/daughter and mother/son dances were held to “Kind and Generous” by Natalie Merchant and the cake cutting to “Love On Top” by Beyonce.  Guests enjoyed dancing to “Cheerleader” by Omi, “Rather Be” by Clean Bandit, “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars, “Happy” by Pharell, “Ain’t No Mountain,” “Marry You,” “We Are Family” and “Dancing in the Streets.”  The bridal party and guests were certainly on the dance floor for a fun and exciting evening!

August 29, Surf Club, New Rochelle, New York—Rubenstein/Aizenberg Wedding

The band had a great time performing at the Rubenstein/Aizenberg wedding on August 29 at the Surf Club in New Rochelle, New York!  The ceremony began with the lovely “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” while the bride entered to “Canon in D” by Pachelbel and the party recessed to “All You Need Is Love” by the Beatles.

The bridal party was introduced to “Hey Ya” by Outkast, while the first dance featured “You Are The Sunshine Of My Life” by Stevie Wonder.  The Hora included “Simon Tov,”  “Havenu Shalom Alechem” and “Hava Negila.” The guests danced to “Remix To Ignition” by R. Kelly, “Shout” by the Isley Brothers and a number of other great hits.  Everyone had a blast enjoying the great music and good company!

August 29, Espace, New York, New York—Ohring/Casaletto Wedding

The Around Town Band played for the Ohring/Casaletto Wedding at Espace, located on West 42nd Street in New York.  What an exciting opportunity and a great wedding!  The ceremony began with “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri ushering in the bridal party, with the bride walking down the aisle to “Canon in D” by Pachelbel and the recessional accompanied by “New York, NY” by Frank Sinatra.

The bridal party entered the reception to “Empire State of Mind” while the bride and groom danced their first dance to “Crash Into Me” by Dave Matthews.  Father and daughter danced to “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac.  The Hora included “Simon Tov,”  “Havenu Shalom Alechem” and “Hava Negilah” while the cake cutting featured “You Make My Dreams Come True” by Hall and Oates.

Guests danced to “Africa” by Toto, “Dancing Queen” by Abba, “Want to Want Me” by Jason Derulo, “We Found Love” by Rhianna and “Living on A Prayer” by Bon Jovi.  The last song of the night was “Wagon Wheel” by Darius Rucker.  Everyone enjoyed themselves tremendously in this fantastic venue with great friends and family!

August 29, Society Room, Hartford, CT—Morrone/Berman Wedding

The After Party Band rocked the night away at the Morrone/Berman wedding in the Society Room in Hartford, Connecticut on August 29!  The party entered the wedding to “Canon in D” while the bride walked the aisle to “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri.  The recessional was “Here Comes The Sun” by the Beatles.

The bridal party entered to “Celebration” by Kool and the Gang, with the bride and groom entering to “I Want You Back” and dancing their first dance to “Crazy Love” by Van Morrison.  Father and daughter danced to “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler, while mother and son danced to “Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong.  The Hora included “Simon Tov,” “Havenu Shalom” and “Hava Negila.”

The guests also enjoyed dancing to “Don’t Stop Believin” by Journey, “Wagon Wheel” by Darius Rucker, and “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.”  Everyone had a blast and enjoyed the great food and fun!