"Tom, thank you so much for making our wedding reception perfect.  We're grateful to know we will have those perfect memories for the rest of our lives." (Jon and Laura Beinke, Macon, Ga.)


"Tom, I told folks the music was going to be very special and it was.  I have received innumerable compliments.  On behalf of my daughter and son-in-law, thank you for everything you did". (Steve Wood, King Plow Arts Center)

"Tom, a million times thank you.  We both hope to have another event where we can have you play again.  Thanks for being so receptive and helpful and please share our appreciation with the other players." (Doug and Samantha Rosenbloom, Cator-Woolford Gardens)

"Tom, Your music was perfect and added so much to our reception.  I will gladly give you a reference any time--the band was great." (Melissa Griffith/Dee Shew, The Whitlock Inn, Marietta, Ga.)




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This page is devoted to brides, grooms and family members. Please don't hesitate to call me to discuss your entertainment plans and ideas--don't worry about the hard sell--it won't happen. The last thing you need is the wrong band for your wedding day, and the last thing I need is to be the wrong band for your wedding day.


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Try to book your band as soon as possible after you have booked the venue.  Professional musicians book far in advance and most bands that work as wedding entertainers also do a lot of corporate and private party performances.  Almost all of these take place on Friday and Saturday nights.

You don't need to hire an 8 piece variety band or a large swing band.  More is not always better.  A good trio or quartet can easily provide a wide variety of song styles, dance songs, and almost any specialty songs you may require.

Afternoon receptions are generally more like cocktail hour where the emphasis is on socializing.  A solo or duo of live musicians is usually sufficient to set the tone and provide the perfect atmosphere for this time of day.

When the reception is in the evening there is more of a 'party' atmosphere and you may be in a venue that provides room for dancing.  If you want to provide a dancing environment you should plan on doing at least a trio (so you have a drummer). 

A professional jazz quartet (i.e. guitar/upright bass/drums/trumpet/vocals) can fill even a large room with a festive sound and provide everything from classic rock to jazz ballads and standard swing tunes that every generation can recognize and enjoy.

While it is always helpful to hear a band playing live, it may not always work out.  Many  professional players do very little public performing.  So, ask for references.

Listening to the band on the web site, or getting a cd sampler may help, but don't depend on it.  Call the references and ask for evaluations of the band's over-all impact on the event.

Remember, you are assuming the band has talent--by checking out references you can make sure they are also responsible, dependable, sober, cooperative and take care of simple yet important things like showing up on time, dressing appropriately and doing their best to satisfy the guests.
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