wedding band

When There’s a Will, There’s a Way

When There’s a Will, There’s a Way 150 150 adam Michaels

When There’s a Will, There’s a Way

David and Julienne’s wedding plan was a 400-500 person wedding at the Mister C’s/ ABC Beach Club in Allenhurst, New Jersey. After about a month or so went by, it was clear that a 400+ wedding would be too many people. Without even needing a big discussion on the matter, they were both on the same page of wanting to still get married this year in whatever way we could. After planning their wedding for two years and being together for 10, they did not want to postpone their wedding any longer so they decided on a smaller wedding with only their closest friends and family. The final piece was adding a wedding band that was part of their new exciting vision to set the tone for their very special day.

So when they asked Around Town Entertainment to perform, we couldn’t say no! The couple had to adjust their planned wedding but Around Town Entertainment was there to help ease the stress and create a night filled with songs from some of their favorite artists. Although we knew the most important part of a wedding is the exchanging of vows and the unification of their love for each other, we made a huge effort to perform music that made walking down the aisle a truely magical experience.

All in all, there were no regrets and the wedding went on perfectly as planned. On the day of the wedding on September 13, 2020, David and Julienne were still surrounded by a small group of their closest friends and family at Mister C’s/ ABC Beach Club and that’s all that matters! 

With the musical performance by a pianist from Around Town Entertainment, the ceremony went on as planned. It was a perfect intimate gathering, featuring moments that will forever hold close to the bride and groom’s heart as family and friends witnessed a breathtaking first kiss and eventually celebratory walk out of the building in style to songs from Sugar Ray and Smashmouth!

After the ceremony and taking pictures together, everyone headed outside for fresh cocktails and small bites while the jazz trio from Around Town Entertainment provided the live music entertainment. The trio played a combination of old school blues and pop throwback classics that was sure not to be missed!

Next was the reception where Around Town Entertainment’s Around Town Band worked with David and Julienne to create carefully designed set playlists. Part one featured a 20 minutes live set packed with a mix of pop and R&B artists from Elton John, Alicia Keys, Sade, and Norah Jones for the couple’s grand entrance.

Part two was designed to fulfill David and Julienne’s love for Latin dance. This set included performances of “Bamboléo” Gypsy Kings, “Los lobos” La Bamba, “Bailando” Enrique Iglesias, and many more. Part three was 40-60 minutes of the Studio 54 Disco vibe like Donna Summers, Rick James, and Jackson 5.  To end the night, everyone wanted to hear Michael Jackson and we didn’t refuse! The wedding band kept the guests dancing and sweating with his classics like “Billie Jean” and “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough!”

All in all, this was another successful event by Around Town Entertainment. Around Town Entertainment is proud to have been chosen as the best NY wedding band, NJ wedding band, and CT wedding band in 2020.

Cute Oceanfront Wedding for Two

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Cute Oceanfront Wedding for Two

On October 4, 2020, we celebrated Lauren and Logan’s wedding at Wave Resort in New Jersey. The pair had a very interesting path on how they met. Logan was a music artist in residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem when the two first interacted at his open studio in Brooklyn.

Logan remembers being very attracted to her, but were both in different times of their lives.  She was a collector while he was an artist, so the dynamics were a bit different. They would bump into each other at events, but would always remain friends. Then, in 2011, he was in Paris and she was in Germany, doing a residency at Monet’s estate, and they finally ended up having dinner together. That was the first time that they had actually been together, alone! From that dinner, it was the first time the two realized there was something there! 

When they got to know each other on a much more personal level. It was just so easy, and everything just flowed!  They even have similar music tastes! Sometimes, love presents itself, but it might be too scary because of other things that are going on in your life at that moment. You don’t want to turn your entire life upside down, but sometimes you just have to take that leap. They did that and the rest was history! 

When they asked us to perform at their wedding, we were very delighted to plan a very special playlist for their day. The day started with a guitarist provided by Around Town Entertainment performing covers of classics during the ceremony with crashing surf, blue skies and white sand surrounding Wave Resort’s beach. This was the picture-perfect backdrop for an oceanside ceremony!

The bride and groom chose “Canon D” as the processional song. Then, the guitarist played a very emotional version of “Uptown Girl” Billy Joel.  After the bride and groom exchanged vows and kissed, Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” was performed as guests cheered and sang to celebrate the joyful moment.  

Next was cocktails and the reception in Wave Resort’s 7,000 sq ft, indoor-outdoor rooftop with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean on the Jersey Shore! In the outside terrace, Around Town Entertainment’s jazz trio played throwback 50’s, swing, and even some John Mayer, Tony Bennett, and Etta James! Very classic touch that represented the whole wedding! 

After that, Around Town Entertainment’s A-List Band took the stage to start the reception. The bride and groom had their entrance to the song “Signed, Sealed, and Delivered” by Stevie Wonder. Their first dance was to “Thinking Out Loud” Ed Sheeran. The groom then danced with his mom to “As” by Stevie Wonder. 

When the food was done, the newlyweds had their cake cutting ceremony to more songs from The Beatles and Billy Joel! Then, it was time to dance as the A-List Band performed various hits ranging from Taylor Swift, Pitbull, Miley Cryus, and Mumford and Sons to end the spectacular night! 

Congratulations Lauren and Logan! What an evening!

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Courtney and Jeff’s Backyard Wedding

Courtney and Jeff’s Backyard Wedding 150 150 adam Michaels

Courtney and Jeff’s Backyard Wedding

Everyone says that finding your soulmate happens when you least expect it, well they’re right! The story of Courtney and Jeff began when she saw this very handsome fella liking all her Instagram pics. She immediately started liking his back.

Next thing she knows she had about 20 likes. She noticed on his Instagram bio that he had a Facebook. Courtney thought, “how could I not message him?” So she gathered all my strength and sent a message starting with “Hey, what’s up?” Who would’ve known those three small words years later would make me the happiest person alive.

They talked on the phone and FaceTime for about a month until he finally came to visit. They both live in New York, but she’ll never forget the feeling of  him walking up to her door the first time. After just sitting there and talking together for hours they realized that they could definitely see myself with. Little did they know four years later they would be planning the wedding of their dreams and inviting Around Town Entertainment to play their wedding on October 3, 2020. 

So we took a road trip to their home in Slingerlands, New York and performed for their family and friends! It was a very intimate and one of the most memorable performances we have showcased!

The day started with a heartwarming courtyard ceremony in their backyard. The bride and groom chose “You and Me” by Dave Matthews as the processional song, performed by a guitarist from Around Town Entertainment. The bride chose “Back Together” by Jack Johnson as she walked down the grass to kiss her groom. The two kissed and exchanged vows as “Accidentally in Love” by Counting Crows performed during the couple’s special moment.

Then, a jazz trio from Around Town Entertainment delighted guests as they sipped on cocktails on Courtney and Jeff’s patio. Next was the reception in the pergola next to the pool house. They had their first dance to an acoustic version of Beyonce’s Halo performed by Around Town Entertainment’s Alternative Band. The bride also had a very emotional dance with her father to the song “I Loved Her First” by Heartland.  The groom then danced with his mom to “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts. After dinner, the newlyweds had their cake cutting ceremony while Christina Aguilera’s “Candyman” played in the background by the wedding band. 

To end the night, the Alternative Band performed a variety of classic hits like Clean Bandit, The Rolling Stones, Luis Fonzi, and many more! All that said, we could not be happier with how their wedding turned out.  Courtney and Jeff’s expectations were exceeded beyond anything they ever imagined, and we could not be more grateful to play for them.  Their wedding will always hold a special place in the heart of the Around Town Entertainment family.

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Three amazing weddings with Around Town Entertainment! November 8, 2014 weekend

Three amazing weddings with Around Town Entertainment! November 8, 2014 weekend 150 150 adam Michaels

November 8, 2014 was the wedding of Laura Tubbs and Devin Maher
The event took place at the India House Club located at 1 Hanover Square, New York City.
The couple chose the Around Town Band as their New York wedding music.
What an amazing evening it was!
First the guests enjoyed dinner and toasts as the trio from Around Town Entertainment set the mood.
Then it was dancing all the way!
First the band introduced the bridal party with the song “Rather Be” Clean Bandit and the bride and groom to “This Will Be an Everlasting Love” Natalie Cole. The couple chose “The Way you Look Tonight” Sinatra as their official first dance. For their special wedding parent dance songs, they selected “My Girl” Temptations and “How Sweet It is” James Taylor.
The dance floor was packed for a true dance party wedding celebration.
The band played the specially requested songs, “Chicken Fried” Zac Brown,
“Higher Love” Steve Winwood, “Africa” Toto and “Born In the USA” Bruce Springstein. In addition, the band played a true mix of current top 40 hits and wedding classic songs. The crowd screamed for more music when the night ended, and the NYC wedding band was thrilled to oblige!

November 8, 2014 was also the wedding of Lee Anderson to Britney Lasater.
The event took place at the Manhattan Penthouse, located at 80 5th Avenue in New York City.
The couple chose After Party Band from Around Town Entertainment as their NYC wedding music. The evening began with a beautiful ceremony.
The wedding ceremony music was played by Around Town Entertainment.
Ceremony songs selected were “Cant Help Falling In Love” Elvis, “Dream A Little Dream” Mamas and The Papas, and “This Will Be” Natalie Cole.
The guests then enjoyed sophisticated cocktail music played by Around Town Entertainment’s jazz trio.
The dinner and dancing could not have been any more perfect!
The bride and groom set off the dance party with their chosen song “Signed Sealed and Delivered” Stevie Wonder. “These Arms of Mine” by Otis Redding was their wedding first dance song.
The crowd danced the night away in style at the extraordinary New York City wedding!

November 9, 2014 was the wedding of Morgan Searle and Robert McCue.
The couple chose the beautiful Liberty House located in Liberty State Park, Jersey City, New Jersey.
The NJ Wedding Band, Around Town Band was the chosen wedding entertainment.
The afternoon event began with a beautiful outdoor ceremony.
The guests were treated to perfect weather and the perfect wedding songs as the bride and groom said their vows.
They enjoyed outdoor cocktails to the sounds of jazz in the air.
The guests then moved indoors and welcomed the bridal party to the chosen song, “Happy” Pharrell. The bride and groom’s first dance song was “Fly Me To The Moon” Sinatra. Their selected wedding parent dance songs were “The Way you Look Tonight” Sinatra and “Close To You” Stevie Ray Vaughen. “Forever Young” Rod Stewart and “I’m Yours” Jason Mraz were the couple’s chosen wedding songs.
The afternoon exploded into dance as the guests enjoyed the bride and groom’s favorite songs, “Chicken Fried” Zac Brown Band, “You Are The Best Thing” Ray La Montagne and “I Won’t Give Up” Jason Mraz.
This was another stunning wedding with the NJ wedding entertainment by Around Town Entertainment

Around Town Entertainment is proud to have been chosen as the best NY wedding band, NJ wedding band, and CT wedding band.

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November off to a great start!! Three events with Around Town Entertainment

November off to a great start!! Three events with Around Town Entertainment 150 150 adam Michaels

Saturday, November 1, 2014 was the highly anticipated annual event for the Golden’s Bridge Hound Fundraising Gala.
The event was held at the Salem Golf Club, in North Salem.
The chosen New York entertainment was the Around Town Band from Around Town Entertainment.
The evening began with a silent auction as the jazz trio from Around Town Entertainment set the mood for the festivities.
Then the guests enjoyed a full night of dinner and dancing!
It was a spectacular and glamorous crowd that loved to dance.
What an amazing New York event!

Saturday, November 1, 2014 was an amazing wedding at a secluded and very private club in Orange County, New York. The After Party Bandfrom Around Town Entertainment was the selected wedding entertainment for this unusual hush hush event.

November 2, 2014 was the wedding of Michael Kinitsky and Rikki Sedaka.
The wedding was celebrated at the Inn at Pocono Manor in Pocono Manor PA.
The couple chose the New York and New Jersey favorite, Around Town Entertainment! They selected the A-List Band.
After a beautiful ceremony with wedding ceremony music such as “Beauty and The Beast,” “A Dream Is A Wish,” and “I’m Yours” Jason Mraz the guests
enjoyed an hour of cocktails as the jazz trio from Around Town Entertainment played on.
The exciting reception began with the bride and groom grand entrance. The song “Good Life” One Republic has the perfect title for this couple! They set off an event that made all their guests feel very much part of a perfect life!

As the couple took their first Dance to “I Choose You” Sara Bareilles the guests cheered as the couple performed their special dance routine.
Later the parent dances ensued with the songs, “Just The Way You Are” Bruno Mars and “My Wish” Rascal Flatts.
Other crowd favorites were “Sing” Ed Sheeran, “Happy” Pharrell, and “Build Me Up Buttercup” The Foundations.
The New York wedding band was thrilled to be part of such a wonderful celebration.

Around Town Entertainment is honored to have been the selected NY wedding music, NJ wedding music and Ct wedding music.

For all events please visit our website