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Date: May 11th

Location: The 21 Club, 21 West 52nd St., NYC

First Dance: You Are The Best Thing by Ray LaMontagne

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We were recommended to Tina and Dave by the good folks at The 21 Club. They do some smaller weddings there and they were impressed with the way we maintain the ability to play a wide variety of music with a smaller ensemble.

Tina and Dave wanted just that in the music they chose for their wedding. We put together arrangements of all of their favorite songs with a four piece band that not only fit into the smaller space but didn’t overwhelm their guests with volume. We had a lot of fun with it and the guests not only got to talk and enjoy the beautiful setting and amazing food at 21, but they still got to dance and cut loose as if we were a full sized orchestra.

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For Tina and Dave’s wedding they had a short ceremony to start the evening for which we played Moon River, a favorite of both the bride and the groom. They requested You Are The Best Thing by Ray LaMontagne for their first dance. We love playing this one; it’s been very popular. It’s a great heartfelt song that’s also danceable – it makes everyone want to move!

Here’s some details…

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The Event Space on the 2nd Floor of 21.

LOVE the Skyline Themed Wedding Cake!!

LOVE the Skyline Themed Wedding Cake!!

Tina and Dave Getting Busy on the Dancefloor!

Tina and Dave Getting Busy on the Dancefloor!

Thanks so much to Tina and Dave for having Nite-Time as your wedding entertainment and we look forward to rocking The 21 Club again!!

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Date: February 23rd

Location: 21 Club, 21 West 52nd St., New York, NY

First Dance: At Last by Etta James

photo by Guy Chan Photography

photo by Guy Chan Photography

Qiana and Chris found us online in January. Qiana was feverishly putting together their wedding for February 23rd at “21” and she wanted live music for her reception. She loved the online clips of Nite-Time in action, but her guest list was not too long, so she wanted a bit smaller band to compliment the event, which was a luncheon. We downsized to a four piece ensemble featuring guitar, bass, drums and vocals. Qiana and Chris still got three singers, a wide variety of musical genres (from Ray Charles to Billy Idol) and the music fit seamlessly into Qiana’s vision of the day.

For their first dance, Qiana and Chris chose the timeless ballad At Last, which I always love performing. We then went right into a dance set that got everyone up on the floor until it was time for the first course to be served. The 21 Club put together a delicious three course lunch. Trust me, they’ve still got it after 83 years at 21 W52nd St. If you’re into history, definitely check out their story here: http://www.21club.com/web/onyc/timeline.jsp

The classic wrought iron gate that guards the entrance to "21" was actually moved there from the club's original location at 42 W49th St.

The classic wrought iron gate that guards the entrance to “21” was actually moved there from the club’s original location at 42 W49th St.

It wasn’t all about the food though. Qiana, Chris and their guests were a dancing crowd! They really shook the floor of that gorgeous old Victorian. There was even a breakdance-off moment between Chris and his sister – who was one of the bridesmaids…

photo by Guy Chan Photography

photo by Guy Chan Photography

As for parent dances, Qiana chose to dance to What a Wonderful with her dad and Chris danced with his mother to In My Life by the Beatles. One of my favorite music moments of the day however was during the introductions of the bridal party. Qiana wanted to us to play White Wedding by Billy Idol, it was great! A little humor infused into the day is always fun.

Here are some more cool pics from Qiana and Chris’s wedding courtesy of Guy Chan Photography. Guy did a great job, these are just a few of the awesome shots I’ve seen from that day. Check out his site for more info…

photo by Guy Chan Photography

photo by Guy Chan Photography

photo by Guy Chan Photography

photo by Guy Chan Photography

photo by Guy Chan Photography

photo by Guy Chan Photography

And here’s another one of my pics… Remember, I’m a musician, not a photographer 🙂 I just love that the bridesmaids were wearing what seemed to me to be “Tiffany” blue – another NYC classic. I actually never got a chance to ask Qiana if that’s what she was going for, but somehow I think it was.

I just thought it was sweet the way they're all gathered around her...

I just thought it was sweet the way they’re all gathered around her…

Special thanks to Guy Chan for sharing his great photos and to the 21 Club for putting us on their recommended list. See you in May…