When People Hire Us To Play Wedding Band Music, I Have To Admit …

… I wonder if they’re going to make it ….

A perfect marriage is just two imperfect people
who refuse to give up on each other.”

My In-Laws Ginny and Terry Cory
who just celebrated 60 year of pure marital bliss.

wedding band music,

Happy 60th Anniversary

Yes. You heard that right. 60 years. An amazing feat in any endeavor. We had the great opportunity to help them celebrate this monumental occasion with an anniversary party last weekend.

Also, Happy Valentine’s Day everyone. I know it’s a big holiday now and yes it falls on Saturday night this year (2015) and I heard we are going to be sold out this weekend for both shows. And I know a lot of people don’t really like Valentine’s Day for all kinds of reasons but I guess the biggest one would be if you’re alone and you want to be with someone I could see how this holiday would kind of suck. wedding band music.

But I’m going to tell you this story anyway because Valentine’s Day is my mother in law’s favorite holiday. I’m not sure about my father in law. He doesn’t have to express his opinion on the subject one way or the other which is probably one reason why he has been married for 60 years.

Ginny and Terry got married in January, 1955. They didn’t really get married. They eloped actually. They sat down with the preacher, who did the honors, for an hour and a half before he gave them their vows. I’m pretty sure he thought he was looking at a pair of dumb kids. And more than likely he probably was. But they made it through. 4 daughters and 7 grand kids later. I’ll bet they didn’t have wedding band music at their elopement … 

So I guess if you’re with someone now, way to go and keep on going. And if you’re not with someone and you want to be, hang in there. No one was meant to be alone who didn’t desire the company of another.

Of course some of you women out there you may be like Marie Corelli who said,

I never married because I have three pets at home that answer the same purpose as a husband.

I have a dog that growls every morning,

a parrot who swears all afternoon,

and a cat who comes home late at night.”

Or maybe you’re thinking … 

“Bigamy is having one husband too many. Monogamy is the same.” Erica Jong

Happy Valentine’s Day one and all.

Happy Anniversary Ginny and Terry!


A Successful Dueling Pianos Wedding Starts with The Bride

We played a Dueling Pianos Wedding Reception this last weekend. Great couple. They got married after meeting online. This seems to be a new trend and understandably so. Our 2nd son met his girlfriend online. They’re a wonderful couple.

So were this week’s bride and groom. Jenn and Brandon had a relaxed and memorable night with their family and friends.

As a leader of wedding music bands, I find it essential to be able to provide a wide variety of songs for your guests. We almost always have folks of multiple ages; Grandparents on down to toddlers and newborns to everyone in between.

Plus, we’ve got to get the first dance requests and the dedications all squared away. Sometimes the couple wants traditional songs; sometimes they need obscure hits from long ago. We can play them with the band or with a solo piano player. Other times we just play the recording on our DJ rig.

This week’s wedding couple were totally chill. Jenn told me, “I want 3 things at my wedding. Good food, good drinks and good music.” Well, we took care of one those for her.

She told me she and Brandon could not agree on a song selection for their First Dance. They had eclectic tastes in music and yet they couldn’t agree on anything they found. Then one night they were sitting on the couch watching videos and this song came on.

Discussion settled.

It definitely got lots of laughs from their friends and the song set the tone for the rest of the wedding reception entertainment.

Thank you for including us in a most intimate family affair. It is an honor to be able to perform music for a living. It is an even bigger honor being selected to play music for you on such a special and memorable evening.

September in July?

It was 53 degrees this AM in Chicago. I didn’t know if I should turn on the heat or just close all the windows and climb under a blanket.

I guess this is just preparing me for next week. We’ll be in San Francisco. I’ve been booked to play my third gay wedding. Pretty cool really. Great couple. Really chill about the whole thing. Even tho he told me he never thought this was ever going to happen in their lifetimes. I’m just doing some solo piano music as a piano entertainer for them. But we also produce wedding bands for same sex wedding receptions. Hell even I never thought I’d see the day. same sex wedding ideas

Illinois just legalized same sex unions and it sure as hell took long enough. Better late than never.

I’ll be sure to post some pictures. Party on!

Glo Glee Music. Live music and comedy for wedding reception.

Is Live Music Excessive?

I was always wondering, ever since I was a wee young one, “Was I born with the Excessive Gene?”. I was never one to be satisfied easily. I was never the guy who was happy being the best. I always wanted to be great. Frustrating when it came to sports, yes. But thankfully I found something I could do well. Music. Specifically playing piano. I didn’t come fast nor easy for me. My obsessive nature allowed me to keep going even when I wasn’t really cutting it on the music scene.

So that’s why when I heard from a potential client who wanted to hire us for their fundraiser entertainment that they thought “Live Music was a bit excessive for our event.” I thought “Wow! I’m right on target again.”

I don’t mind hearing “No.” since I have been hearing it most of my life. Plus, I know when I get rejected, I’m all that much closer to hearing someone say “Yes!”

Live music at your next event is not excessive. It is perfect because, nowadays, no one expects it. It used to be there was a ton of bands out there performing and doing gigs. But now it seems like the only time you hear live music anymore it is a wedding music bands or at church.

That’s why we get called repeatedly, year after year, by our customers who are hosting graduation parties or charity events or company events. Live music works. I may even go so far as to argue that it is necessary.

It brings your donors back year after year. They bring their friends. They want to hear good music and have a few laughs and enjoy themselves. Live music adds color to this otherwise bland and monochrome world.

So thank you rejected potential future client. I take it as a compliment that Live Music is Excessive. We are.

Call us for your next fund raiser and watch us raise some fund for your charity. 773-527-7417