"Where do I begin? Thank you for all your efforts to make our EMP party such a smash. We've never had such a universally positive reaction, and so much of that is directly due to your efforts. To put it mildly, everybody loved the music!"
DIANE SMITH, BEN BRIDGE JEWELERS, SPECIAL EVENT
Seattle’s music scene is legendary and in this setting, we are in a class of our own, drawing accolades from national and international audiences who are awed by our scope and talent. An amazing range of repertoire, stellar service/reputation, and experience enables us to create unforgettable performances again, and again, and again.
We’ll warm up your welcome receptions or social hours by giving attendees time to bond in the jazzy background ambience of our piano trio or quartet. The dinner hour continues with the classy elegance of our subdued, classic Sinatra Era repertoire allowing for easy table conversation. And for a culminating celebration, we will rock the house with our phenomenal dance band…a hit-song-charged sextet with dual female/lead vocalists and packing all the power and energy of a 10-piece band. The playlist covers everything from Sinatra-era swing, to rock, to current hip-hop and rap, filling in all the great styles and artists within that span. Or, we can easily specialize in any one genre, when necessary. Michael’s sensitivity to the audience ensures both a harmonious mingling atmosphere and his crisp, relentless pacing guarantees a packed dance-floor party all night.
FULL BAND (6 PIECE – Sounds like 10 piece)
Our most complete full-repertoire presentation. Female lead vocal w/ percussion, male lead vocal, 3-part backing vocals, 2 keyboards, 2 guitars (lead and rhythm, bass guitar, drums, saxophones (tenor and soprano) plus EWI (electronic wind instrument). With doubled keyboard/synths Michael covers brass sections, strings etc. as well as his lead vocals. 2 guitars validate a true rock ‘n roll band vibe, ie Stones, Beatles, ACDC, Aerosmith. With his EWI our sax man delivers a legit trumpet section sound. This 6-piece ensemble has all the power and punch of a horn-band plus the rock-band grit of a 10-piece band.
QUINTET (5 PIECE – Sounds like 9 piece)
All the musical power of the FULL BAND, minus female lead vocals, and some of her songs.
QUARTET (4 PIECE)
Keyboards and male lead vocals, bass, drums, and either lead guitar or sax. An option for slightly smaller events or when budgeting is a factor. For Saturday events, our preference is work as a quintet minimum, but feel free to inquire.
TRIO (3 PIECE)
Keyboards, male lead vocals, bass and drums. A nice choice for an intimate, lower key event.
Following the wedding ceremony, guests typically enjoy one to 1.5 hours of social hour with cocktails and apps. For this we offer several configurations of background listening music in jazzy, eclectic, and popular styles.
Soloist: pianist w/vocals, or guitarist
Duo: pianist w/vocals and sax, or guitarist with sax
Trio: pianist w/vocals, or guitar with bass, drums
Typically the full band or a smaller portion of it helps guests enjoy dinner in an intimate supper club vibe with elegant background music from the Sinatra Big Band Era, played sensitively to allow for easy table conversation. Imagine a New York dinner jazz club setting. Very classy.
Another option is to have the cocktail hour covered with pre-recorded music via an mp3 player and sound system. We provide the AV gear and programming for this.
BAND BREAK SETS
Whenever the band breaks, whether during dinner or dancing, an mp3 mix plays seamlessly at the same level and vibe as the band has established. During dinner this will be soft and elegant and between party sets it will be full-on dance hits, and these can be custom-loaded with all the clients’ favorite tunes. From start to finish our customers get everything they wish for – either live or pre-recorded. The music continues throughout.
Making any and all announcements throughout the event is a natural part of our work. This is done graciously and professionally. We view ourselves as partners with event planners and venue staff. Our goal is for everyone to succeed in creating a sensational experience for our clients.
MUSICAL SUPPORT FOR CEREMONIES
CUSTOM BREAK MUSIC PLAYLISTS
FULL EMCEE SERVICE
EVENT CONSULTATION AND ADVICE