City Rhythm Band: Live Wedding Band in Philadelphia

Glen Cove Mansion: Kristina Alonge and Joseph Fabian Wedding- July 18, 2015

"Band was amazing - all the songs sounded awesome. Everyone was up on the dance floor all night enjoying themselves."

- Kristina (Bride)

Milton Theater: Ruth Kloetzli and Lisa Scholl Wedding- June 13, 2015

"I wanted to send a sincere Thank You for your outstanding performance at our wedding. We asked a lot from you, not only in travel, but for also backing up our Guest Singers. Your professionalism and poise, created an event which turned into the best day of my life. Everyone enjoyed the band and danced the night away! You particularly, were so easy to work with prior to the wedding, that I had absolutely no worries on the music part of the night. With our deepest gratitude."

- Ruth & Lisa

Overbrook Golf Club: Melissa Mestre and RJ Brescia Wedding- June 6, 2015

"Just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know, again, how much we enjoyed City Rhythm’s performance at Melissa and RJ’s wedding. You and your entire group were awesome! Every single one of our guests has told us over the last week how great the band was! Thanks for making a special day and night even more memorable. We are still tired from all the dancing! We can’t thank you enough and look forward to working with you again sometime soon.

Gratefully yours, Oscar"

John James Audubon Center: Adam Hillyer and Kevin McHugh – May 1, 2015

"This has been a long time coming and well past due but Adam and I both want to thank each and every one of you for what you contributed to our wedding. It was truly the most magical day of our lives and we will never forget it. Each of you played such an incredible part of making that day what it was and we just want to truly thank you from our hearts. We are so sorry if we didn't get a chance to tell you on the day as we know we missed some of you and we are so very sorry for that, but know that the day would not have been what it was without you there with us."

-Kevin

Carriage House NJ: Sarah and Chris Maris – April 18, 2015

Dear Pete & City Rhythm,
We sincerely appreciate your services in helping us celebrate our wedding on April 18th, 2015 at the Carriage House in Galloway, NJ. Practicing, completing my song, and performing with a band as amazing as you all are was a dream come true! We feel so blessed and wish you many blessings too.

Sincerely, - Sarah and Chris Mairs

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

“BVTLive! 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 BVTLive! 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 BVTLive!!!!

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, BVTLive! 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.

Patty Sardella

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!

 

Thank you!

Sonja DeGoria

Four Seasons Hotel, Washington DC: Hartnett-Reeves November 3, 2012

Hey Pete!

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.

Jen

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.

Love,

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Ferrante
Bride and Groom

National Constitution Center: Sheth-Nunziata

August 13, 2011

Dear Pete,

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

Dear Pete,

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.

Warmest Regards,

Elizabeth Levy

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.

Most Sincerely,

Edythe Anderson

Loews Hotel Philadelphia: Pilot Air Freight Corporate Event, March 24, 2011

March 24, 2011

Pete,

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.

Thanks!

 

Brian J. Toner

President, Eventions Productions

June 18th, Mendenhall, O’Brien-Thorton Wedding

Dear Pete,

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!!!!

Sincerely,

Rich and Jean O'Brien (Parents of the Bride)