New York Wedding Bands


All Thanks to Panera and a Bad Double Date

All Thanks to Panera and a Bad Double Date 1500 1000 adam Michaels

Sara and Brendan in high school met when Sara was a senior and Brendan was a junior, but their “high school sweetheart” love story has an unconventional twist! Their first date was at Panera Bread…but it wasn’t with each other. In fact, they were on a double date, both with different people! They graduated and went their separate ways off to college, but still kept in touch, seeing each other when they visited home for holiday breaks. That spark from that Panera bread date grew and grew from Yankee Games to Jones Beach trips. They started to get closer and closer until Brendan finally told Sara how he really felt at the famous NYPD Hockey Game, and that’s just the beginning of their love story!

When Sara and Brendan were traveling back to New York City for Thanksgiving, Brendan suddenly had an urge to walk through the iconic and scenic Central Park. Unsuspectingly, Sara went along with Brendan’s urge, excited to enjoy the autumnal scenery, even though it was one of the coldest days in the city! Freezing their toes off, they eventually hailed a pedi-cab to reach their impromptu destination: the Bethesda fountain. When they got there, they realized the fountain was out of commission for the season and had no water in it! Still, they made the best of the trip and the freezing weather, enjoying the view of the lake until Brendan surprised Sara by getting down on one knee with the most beautiful ring to ask her to marry him!

To call back to some of their favorite moments together, the couple went to the Yankee Game with some members of their bridal party as part of the many pre-wedding festivities! They even kicked off the wedding weekend by inviting their guests to Sara’s house for some welcome drinks! 

Brendan and Sara clearly have great taste because they had their wedding at the beautiful! To beautifully underscore the momentous occasion, a pianist and cellist from Around Town Entertainment played the all too appropriate “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri, as Sara prepared to walk down the aisle. After tying the knot and making their dreams come true, the two danced down the aisle to the pianist and cellist’s rendition of Hootie and the Blowfish’s “I Only Wanna Be With You!” Off to the reception they went, to dance the night away and celebrate their “thousand year” commitment to one another!

They kicked off the evening with a grand entrance dancing into the reception ballroom to Kygo and Whitney Houston’s “Higher Love,” celebrating their first appearance as husband and wife! The Around Town live wedding Band played a favorite song of Sara and Brendan’s that they specifically selected for their first dance: “From the Ground Up” by Dan and Shay. Next, they shared a special moment with each of their parents with Sara and her father dancing to the sentimental and tear-jerking “Remember You Young” by Thomas Rhett and Brendan charming the guests dancing with his mother to “A Long Line of Love” by Michael Martin Murphey. To celebrate and welcome a loving life together, Sara and Brendan sliced their gorgeous wedding cake together to One Republic’s well-wishing “Good Life.” Their guests had a BLAST at the Birch Hill Estate, especially loving to take goofy photos in the photo booth, and taking photos in front of the beautiful rose wall that had a neon sign celebrating the couple’s last name!

Though the venue, the ring, the dress, the music, the flower arrangements, and the cake were all incredibly beautiful, nothing was more beautiful than the couple of the evening. Thank you Brendan and Sara for trusting us to underscore your wedding and congratulations!

This weekend with the Around Town Band and the A-List Band-May 17, 2014

This weekend with the Around Town Band and the A-List Band-May 17, 2014 150 150 adam Michaels

This was a great weekend with wonderful weddings!  Saturday, May 17th, 2014, The Around Town Band from Around Town Entertainment had the pleasure of performing for the wedding of Ryan Dopkin and Mia Rohrer.

This beautiful bride and her husband chose Studio 450 in New York City as their wedding venue.
With the cocktails on the rooftop, the couple and their guests enjoyed cool jazz selections from trio of jazz musicians from Around Town Entertainment.
The guests then went down to the main floor for their dinner and dancing!
With very eclectic taste, the bride and groom danced to “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me” by Mel Carter as their first dance. Other songs requested were “All You Need Is Love” by the Beatles, and “Forever Young” by Bob Dylan.
The crowd danced the night away to some of their favorite classic wedding songs and new Top 40 wedding songs!
The team from Relish Catering and Event Planning were wonderful! True professionals!

The A-List Band from Around Town Entertainment was the chosen wedding band for the wedding of Lisa Schroek and Jonathan Shalik.
The wedding took place at the Muttontown Country Club in East Norwich, New York.
This couple enjoyed the sounds of classical strings from Around Town Entertainment for their outdoor wedding ceremony, and what a beautiful day for such an occasion!
The guests then enjoyed their cocktail hour as the wedding cocktail musicians from Around Town Entertainment played songs from the couples favorite artists (Elton John and Billy Joel).
The reception was off to a great start as the couple danced their way into the room with their song “Happy” by Pharrell! Their first dance “Can’t Help Falling Love” by Elvis was romantic and touching. The guests joined in as the band played a traditional Jewish Hora.

The dance floor was full with the excitement and energy that came from the A-List Band and the beautiful crowd! The dance floor and the band were well lit with “intelligent” moving lights that were added to create a true club atmosphere. The professional lighting crew did an outstanding job!
The bride and groom were ecstatic and so thrilled with the entire event!

Around Town Entertainment was honored to be part of such amazing events this weekend!

For weddings and all events, contact Around Town Entertainment

Two beautiful weddings- May 10, 2014 with Around Town Entertainment

Two beautiful weddings- May 10, 2014 with Around Town Entertainment 150 150 adam Michaels

Around Town Entertainment provided the wedding entertainment for two beautiful weddings on Saturday, May 10, 2014.
The Around Town Band performed for a stunning wedding at the Metropolitan Building located in Long Island City, New York. The wedding between Alexa Levine and Spencer Bodner began with their touching ceremony as the bridal party walked in with cool ceremony music by Coldplay. The bride also chose the ceremony song “Yellow” by Coldplay.
The guests moved to their cocktail reception and enjoyed a jazz trio also provided by Around Town Entertainment.
The night was set with a warm sophisticated vibe as the sun began to set and the lively guests enjoyed cocktails.
The reception proved to be quite a party! The bride and groom started the dance set with their first dance wedding song, “All Of Me” by John Legend. The guests joined in on the dance and enjoyed a very spirited Hora!
After some heartfelt toasts and dinner, the dance floor exploded! The guests danced the entire night to all the favorite wedding song requests from the bride and groom. Songs like “I Love It” by Icona Pop, “Forget You” by CeeLo, “Living On A Prayer” by Bon Jovi had the crowd going crazy. Of course the Around Town Band from Around Town Entertainment delivered a wide range of wedding music that kept the crowd screaming for more! The band played some of today’s Top 40 dance songs as well as some favorite classic hits. The crowd got wild and rowdy and were practically dancing on the ceiling! They had a blast!

The A-List Band from Around Town Entertainment performed for the wedding of Kerry Burke and Michael Baity.
This beautiful wedding took place at the Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York.
This New York wedding started with a jazz trio from Around Town Entertainment for their cocktail hour.
The guests then moved into a reception, where they danced all night to their favorite songs!
The bride and groom chose the amazing song “I’ll Be There” that Mariah Carey made a hit.
The crowd also enjoyed some anthemic wedding songs such as “Empire State of Mind” by Alecia Keys and JayZ as well as the crowd stopping “Living On A Prayer” by Bon Jovi. Seems this Bon Jovi classic was the popular wedding song of the night, as both wedding couples chose this song for their wedding dance party music!

Around Town Entertainment was thrilled to be part of such amazing wedding celebrations! for the best wedding music entertainment

The Essex House New York City Wedding!

The Essex House New York City Wedding! 150 150 adam Michaels

April 26, 2014 at the Essex House in New York City for the wedding of Sarah Spigleman and Joshua Richter!
What a special evening for this incredibly happy couple and their families!
Sarah and Joshua chose the Around Town Band from Around Town Entertainment.
They began the evening with a heart warming ceremony. Elegant sounds of romantic classics greeted the guests as they readied for the beautiful bride to walk down the aisle.
The stunning bride circled her groom seven times as is part of the Jewish tradition while the pianist played one of her favorite song “Look to The Rainbow” by Yip Harburg.
The crowd cheered as her groom broke the glass, concluding the ceremony, and the bride and groom couldn’t have seemed more excited to be married! They and their guests left the ceremony with the processional song by “Spring” by Vivaldi.
The cocktail music was spirited with some favorite jazz swing selections as the guests prepared for a night of dancing.

As the guests entered the beautiful ballroom, it seems they were ready to go! It took no time at all for them to start dancing. And this was before the bridal party was introduced into the room!
The bride chose “All You Need Is Love” from the Beatles for her bridal party entrance song and “Power Of Love” by Huey Lewis for the bride and groom entrance.
After a well choreographed dance routine, the crowd went crazy as the traditional Hora music started.
It seems that that was the real spark that ignited the night’s energy. The dance floor remained full for the rest of the evening as guests danced to their favorites and the specific choices from the bride and groom.

When choosing her New York City Wedding Band, the bride had to make sure we could play some of her favorite wedding music. Around Town Entertainment promised to learn their favorite songs, such as “Killer Queen” by Queen, “Grace Kelly” by MIKA and “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” by the Darkness. The groom even got up to join the band and played the guitar for his favorite song by the Darkness. He was an amazing fit with our New York City Wedding band from Around Town Entertainment!
The band also prepared a special song, “That Thing You Do” from the movie “That Thing You Do” for the maid of honor to sing and dedicate a song to the bride and groom. What a great song for the occasion and the perfect song for a New York City Wedding Band to play!

The Essex House in New York City is the perfect venue when looking for classic sophistication in New York City.
Cecilia DeAngelis coordinated the perfect event! Cecilia is clearly a person who is passionate about each event and wanting to make sure her clients are thrilled, and she could not have done a more amazing job!
She was there with her team before, during and after the event to make sure every aspect of this event was on point. Cecilia is a true gem for any bride and groom to work with, and for any New York City Wedding Band as well! Jason Kwinter from the Essex House was there as part of her team to add even more support to the overall success of the event.
What a thrill to work with such professionals!

Around Town Entertainment was thrilled and honored to be chosen as the New York City Wedding Band for this spectacular event!

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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!!