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.


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

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


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

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!!!!


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 BVTLive! (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.

John Murino

Father of the Bride

Burrigato-Lindsay Wedding

Hi Pete,

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. 

Thanks again! 



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. 

With Gratitude,

Jenny and Brandon Knox

Bride and Groom

Normandy Farms: Paliwoda-Welch Wedding, May 30, 2009

May 30, 2009


Thank you guys.  Everyone had an absolute blast.  I don't think we got through salad and the dance floor was already packed.  Normandy kept having to summon people back to the tables to eat dinner.  A number of guests have said it was the most fun they've ever had at a wedding.  City Rhythm made the night, you guys were awesome!

I've already had a number of people ask for your information so hopefully you'll see some referrals in the near future; I know I would love to go to another City Rhythm wedding.  Anyway, I can't say enough about the performance - please let me know if you need recommendations / referrals, etc.  I'd be happy to share my experience.

Thanks again!

- Brad & Amy Welch

Bride and Groom

Aronimink Golf Club: Living Through Cancer Event

Dear Bill,

Please pass on a sentiment of "Thanks" to all the talent on stage, and behind the scenes of City Rhythm. They provided the amazing entertainment for our "Living Through Cancer" event held at Aronimink Golf Club on October 13th. We were apprehensive to start, trying to please so many different generations of guests with one band. Hats off to City Rhythm. They had the twenty somethings swinging alongside the more enlightened guests. A perfect blend of music and professionalism. Since the event, I have passed Brandywine Valley Talents name, and specifically City Rhythm, on to a host of people. I hope you get tons of well deserved business and, please know, we will certainly be calling again.


Chris and Deb Massaro

Nassau Vineyards: Kollock Wedding, October 11, 2008

October 11, 2008

Dear Dave and City Rhythm:

What a fabulous night we had for our daughters wedding on October 11, 2008. Our band, City Rhythm, made the evening! We never sat down! We danced the night away...

The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia: Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons’ President’s Dinner

I just wanted to let you know thatI absolutely loved your music last night at the Ritz for the NESPS dinner. A lot of people from the group had great things to say as well. I really wanted to introduce myself after the banquet because I was extremely impressed with City Rhythm and there were a ton of people on the dance floor (including myself!).

Thanks for a fun night.

Jessica Lamb,

Meetings Coordinator

Chester Valley Golf Club: Davis-Ciesielka Wedding


Now that I have had time to come down from my cloud, I want you and City Rhythm to know how happy we were to be working with them. What a time we had!!!! City Rhythm was a huge factor in the success of the reception. We knew they would be good, but they far exceeded anything that we expected. We are still getting calls and emails from guests saying what a great time they had and always they comment about the band. They were wonderful, fun, and very easy to work with, as well as professional. We can't say enough good about them. Send anyone our way should they need a recommendation. We still have smiles on our faces. Many, many thanks to you and City Rhythm for a perfect day!

Maureen & Ric Ciesielka

Philmont Country Club: Kane-Canale Wedding, September 19, 2008

September 19, 2008

You guys are the best! Everyone talked about "the band" and how great they were! It was totally the right decision. Thank you so much! I would gladly give my opinion to anyone who wanted to know.

Daria Kane


St. David’s Golf Club: Cooper-Pratt Wedding, August 23, 2008

August 23, 2008

Hi Pete,

Thank you so much for everything you did to help make the wedding wonderful. The whole family is in agreement that our best decision was getting City Rhythm! All of the guests commented on how fantastic the band was and the number of people up on the dance floor. It was everything Steve and I wished for and more.

I will definitely be recommending you, and I hope we have another family function that needs a band so we can have you back.

Thanks, again!



Trenton Country Club: Children’s Home Society of New Jersey Gala

Bandleader Pete Spina and the entire band made our anniversary gala event feel like we were at the Oscars! Our guests commented to us that they had never before attended a fundraiser with such class and star-power as City Rhythm presented that night. Each member of the band had a special presence in their own creative way - whether they were singing or playing an instrument - each of them shined and really set the mood for an extraordinary evening.

We are grateful to City Rhythm for helping to make our event such a remarkable, entertaining success. Thank you for everything. See you next year!

Colleen Gehring, Director of Development

Chestnut Hill Home & Garden Festival

Thanks Pete for a great job at the festival. We really enjoyed having you!...You get the crowd pumped up! Very Cool!

Kate O'Neill

Chestnut Hill Business Association