City Rhythm Band: Live Wedding Band in Philadelphia
World Cafe Live: Emily Cofsky & Zach Matthews Wedding – October 11, 2014 – Bride
"City Rhythm was absolutely AMAZING! Pete was great to work with pre-wedding discussing the flow of the evening and the band was on point during the event, reading the crowd and playing exactly what was needed at that time. City Rhythm made our wedding a party and they were beyond what we could have ever expected they would be. We continue to get compliments on how great the band was, I cannot imagine a better band. I hope I get to see them at another event soon!" - Emily, Bride
Philadelphia Cricket Club: Catherine Pappas & William Marks Wedding – October 18, 2014
“BVT Live was great. We had City Rhythm as the band for our wedding. My parents had gone to the showcase and booked them on the spot without consulting us (my husband and I live out on the West Coast so had to rely on local eyes and ears for a lot of the planning). My parents promised that we would be happy, but we were a bit skeptical having not gone to see them ourselves. Let me just say, any YouTube clips do not do this band justice. They were FANTASTIC. I told the bandleader that I wanted the wedding to be a huge dance party that left my guests sore for days. And let me tell you, the party just didn't stop. My wedding was about 60% people in their 20s/30s and 40% "old timers". Everyone was on the dance floor all night long. I got texts the next day saying that the band was great and that they couldn't remember when they had danced so much or had so much fun at a wedding. The band played a nice mix of big band swing, old standards, motown and some modern day hits. It was just the mix we were looking for. I would recommend this band 1000 times over. Thank you so much for making my wedding better than I could have imagined!”
- Catherine, Bride
World Cafe Live: Emily Cofsky & Zach Matthews Wedding – October 11, 2014 – Mother of the Bride
"I have attended many weddings and this was by far the very best band. Everyone enjoyed the music and the dance floor was crowded from the beginning of the evening to the end." - Marge, Mother of the Bride
Ballroom at the Ben: Marlo Bruno & Jeremy Doucette Wedding – September 20, 2014 – Bride
Great song list to choose from. Very flexible in playing our song. Great entertainment.
- Marlo Bruno
Phoenixville Foundry: Courtney Martin & Scott Plasky Wedding – September 12, 2014
We had City rhythm Band for our wedding on Sept. 12 2014 at the Phoenixville Foundry. I cannot say enough about this Band. The band leader Pete was a pleasure to work with. Curt at BVT made the experience so easy. They learned our song for our wedding and performed it was perfect. They also played during our ceremony and cocktail hour. They had the dance floor packed all night. They made our wedding so memorable and special. They were able to play a wide variety of music and all the current hit songs. Every guess at our wedding raved about the band and expressed what a great time they had on the dance floor. And cannot thank them enough for what they added to our very special day. Thank you City Rhythm and BVT Live!!!
Rivercrest: Whitney Roberts & Albert Sardella Wedding: June 7, 2014 – Mother of the Groom
City Rhythm was the perfect band for our son and daughter in law's wedding reception. They provided such a wide variety of music starting with some nice piano and saxophone for the cocktail hour and then moving up to the full 12 piece band that kept the evening flowing from dinner through the last dance, which seemed like it came around way too quickly!
The band leader, Pete Spina was great to work with and was so accommodating, allowing us to bring in a guest singer for our mother-son dance and learning a special song request for my husband. Its not easy to satisfy everyone's musical tastes, but City Rhythm kept everyone happy and on the dance floor all night. i can't say enough good things about them!
Rivercrest: Whitney Roberts & Albert Sardella Wedding: June 7, 2014
From our first contact at the band showcase through the wedding day, BVT was great to work with. Our consultant, Billy Handy was wonderful and he found the perfect band for our son's wedding. City Rhythm was amazing and they kept everyone out on the dance floor the whole evening! We received so many compliments about the music. If you want to be able to relax at your event and know that your music entertainment will be in good hands, I highly recommend BVT.
Mother of the Groom
Tavistock Country Club: Di Bartolo & Bittner Wedding: June 27, 2014
I just want to tell you how wonderful the city rhythm band made our son's wedding, it was the greatest time. People were asking us where we got such a great band in this day and age. My husband and I can't thank them enough for a job well done!
-Kathy Di Bartolo
Mother of the Groom
The Phoenixville Foundry: Conner-Kirkpatrick Wedding- January 19, 2014
I cannot begin to count the number of guests who told us how much they loved City Rhythm. They were phenomenal.
Appleford Estate – Zinno-Moro Wedding: October 19, 2013
I've known Pete Spina and City Rhythm for many years and I would have chosen no other band for our wedding reception. They provided beautiful classical music for our outdoor ceremony; sophisticated jazz for the cocktail hour; and an astute blend of dance music throughout the evening. Being a lifelong disciple of Frank Sinatra, I knew we were in for a great experience when the band kicked into "Small Hotel" for the first song of the night -- one of my favorites.
A great band needs a great bandleader who knows how to call tunes and accommodate the client, and Pete was first-class from start to finish. We had a very personalized feel in mind for the evening and our guests were thrilled because Pete knew how to read the crowd and hit the mark. To say I'd recommend the band would be a vast understatement.
My thanks to Pete and City Rhythm for a truly wonderful evening.
The Atrium at the Curtis Center: Schoeninger-DiDonato Wedding – November 23, 2013
City Rhythm played for our daughter's wedding, and our guests had an awesome time! They played a great variety of music that everyone enjoyed, and they are all highly talented musicians.
Even the bride's 99 year old grandmother was on the dance floor!
Shir Ami Synagogue: Krenzel-Cohen Wedding – August 25, 2013
Thank you, thank you, thank you for an amazing wedding day.
Adam and I had the best time (and our guests danced the entire day)! your music is wonderful!
-Jessica Krenzel Cohen
20th Anniversary Vow Renewal: September 21, 2013
My client was beyond thrilled with the talent and energy level of the band. The dance floor was full from the minute I opened the reception tent doors. City Rhythm got the party started early and never let it stop!
Four Seasons Hotel, Washington DC: Hartnett-Reeves November 3, 2012
I just wanted to write you and the band and say that you all made our wedding.. the stream of emails about how amazing the band was have not stopped and so many people have asked for your contact information.. I will pass them on 🙂
Thank you for allowing me to be on stage with you for my favorite song of all time, if you need any good promo photos, let me know, as tons of people took some.. I'm not sure if I'm more embarassed or entertained!
We are having a huge party next year and we already plan to book you guys for it, if you are available.
Thank you again for being so amazing and for including all of the our small details. It meant so much to us.
Holly Hedge Estate: Ferrante-Berger
August 6, 2011
Steve, Vicki, Rich, Pete, and the rest of the guys,
Thank you so much for everything/ Thank you for coming and playing and singing at our wedding. You all did a wonderful job. All our guests keep commenting on how wonderful you all were.
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Ferrante
Bride and Groom
National Constitution Center: Sheth-Nunziata
August 13, 2011
You guys absolutely killed! The music was amazing and much commented on by our guests. We will be sure to recommend City Rhythm far and wide.
Please know that we were absolutely delighted with how the evening turned out. It was a great party, and that is thanks to all of you. We look forward to seeing you play again very soon.
All the best,
Gregg and Darpana
Steiner Studios Stage Six: Levy-Adelson
July 24, 2011
Julia and Ari's wedding on Sunday night was a sheer delight - due in large part to you and your marvelous band, City Rhythm. Your musicians did such a beautiful job in expressing the mood and musical preferences of our bride and groom - everything you did - from the wedding ceremony to the cocktail hour to the dinner/dancing celebration itself - was sheer perfection. My husband and I are being flooded with messages and phone calls from our guests thanking us for the beautiful experience they had, and I want you to know how much everyone loved the music - everyone is raving about the fabulous band (just as we knew they would - you are absolutely the best)!
You have an amazing and talented group of musical artists, and they really helped to cast a spell over our wedding! And we also appreciated that the music wasn't so loud that it was blasting in a way that prevented any conversation (as so often happens at many wedding and parties) - it was a perfect blend of music, volume, fast and slow, "vintage" and new. And you did such a fabulous thing with the Dartmouth and Yale songs!! Everyone just loved that - thank you so much for taking the time to make that happen so perfectly!
We wish you great and continued success, and many, many more New York weddings and parties! Please let me know when you are performing up here at any clubs - we would love to hear City Rhythm again any chance we can get.
Please convey our thanks to all your band members - they really made Julia and Ari's wedding a dreamy and happy night that everyone will always remember with a big smile.
Blair Mill Inn: Retirement Party
June 10, 2011
City Rhythm was superb! They played for my retirement party at the Blair Mill Inn on June 10, 2011.
Everyone commented on their wide range of musical genres. They were my dream come true, after I had the pleasure of their talents on New Year's Eve at the Westin Hotel. Please relay to all of the members my joy and delight.
Loews Hotel Philadelphia: Pilot Air Freight Corporate Event, March 24, 2011
March 24, 2011
I didn’t get a chance to say thank you at the end of the night on Thursday, but you did an AMAZING job. The orchestra really made the night, and the client commented a few times on how good you were.
Brian J. Toner
President, Eventions Productions
June 18th, Mendenhall, O’Brien-Thorton Wedding
Just a quick note to thank you and the orchestra for the outstanding job you did for our daughter's wedding at the Mendenhall Hall Inn on June 18th. The music for the ceremony was very touching, personal and meaningful. The music for the reception - HOT!!! I have never been to a wedding where so many people looked like they were having a blast! Thanks for making it so easy to plan the music. Your input was invaluable and fun. Again, thank you for making our wedding perfect! A special thanks to Vickie for learning the moving wedding music. Outstanding!!!!
Rich and Jean O'Brien (Parents of the Bride)
Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast: Atkinson-Antonowich, November 21, 2009
November 21, 2009
My wife and I hired The City Rhythm to play our wedding in the fall of 2009. Represented by Brandywine Valley Talent, we received excellent service from both BVT (Brandywine Valley Talent), and the band leader, from the onset of the process. We had a variety of song requests - some standard, some not - and the band performed every piece with perfection and with its own blend of original stylings. Our wedding wasn't necessarily an easy gig either. The ceremony included attendees from all over Latin America, as well as attendees from the states, so we needed a good mix of musical styles to keep the party moving. We were incredibly impressed to see a dance floor consistently packed over a 2 1/2 hr dance set - which seamlessly weaved in a variety of musical stylings. 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, standards, Latin, Motown, jazz, anthem rock, electronica and pop - it was all there and performed exceptionally well. Even the cocktail hour performance received applause from our appreciative guests.
The City Rhythm Orchestra and Brandywine Valley Talent helped make our wedding day the best of our lives.
Chris R. Antonowich
The Rittenhouse Hotel: Murino-Perl, October 17, 2009
October 17, 2009
Thank you very much. It was an extraordinary day for us----the wedding was perfect and having City Rhytmn there made it better than perfect. Peter and his colleagues were outstanding !!!! If ever you need a recommendation from me, feel free to give my name out.
Father of the Bride
Mark and I just returned home from our honeymoon and we wanted to take a second to write you a sincere thank you for helping make our wedding absolutely wonderful!
You and City Rhythm were simply amazing! From the beginning, your professionalism, excitement, talent, and experience were top of the line and invaluable. We absolutely loved the Italian accordian player for the cocktail hour as it set a joyful personal tone to the entire event. You worked with us to create a program that was unique and personal to us, as well as reflected the nature of my ethnic (Italian) background. The fact that the band learned songs that were special to my family's region in Italy and played them beautifully at the reception was just incredible. And you even let my Father and his Italian sisters sing a very special song with the band!! How amazing!! Of course, the diversity and breadth of the band spoke to so many different groups of people at the wedding. It was perfect!
So many of our guests have commented on how wonderful a group you are and that they enjoyed themselves immensely. Most of all, Mark and I, as well as our families, had the most special time and we can truly attribute that to the joy of music your band brought to our reception.
We can't thank you enough! Please feel free to use us as a reference in anyway we could help promote you and your crew bringing joy to more events! Best of luck to you on your upcoming busy summer and trip to Italy!!! We look forward to working with you at our next event. . .whenever that may be!
Renata and Mark Lindsay
Dupont Country Club: Politowski-Callahan Wedding, June 20, 2009
June 20, 2009
Pete,I just wanted to send a thank you to you and your band for playing at my wedding on June 20th. All of my friends have been raving about how great you were! I agree. I've never been to a wedding where people dance the entire night! I was really surprised at how different each song sounded. You can sound like a completely different band by changing the singer. Are you guys playing anywhere for New Years? If so, all of my friends want to get tickets! Let me know.Also, thanks for letting me sing with you guys. My husband, Sean, said that it was the highlight of the wedding for him.
Union League of Philadelphia: Green-Knox Wedding, June 6, 2009
June 6, 2009
Dear Pete and The Band,
Thank you, thank you, thank you for making our wedding reception so wonderful and memorable. The music was fantastic and it made the night. People have raved about our night and the fun songs and great singers and sound. We have you to thank for making our night fun and unforgettable.
Jenny and Brandon Knox
Bride and Groom
City Rhythm is an outstanding band with amazing musicians and singers. If you want an epic experience for yourselves and your wedding guests book this band NOW! The vocalists and band leaders are excellent. They offer a significant play list and will work with you on your special requests. The kindness and flexibility they showed for the challenges of a special moment with my 93 year old father will be one of my most valued memories. City Rhythm are true professionals; our guests went out of their way to tell us how great the band was. We can't be more thankful and we highly recommend them. The truth is they rocked our wedding!
- Teresa Andris & Jon Machmuller