City Rhythm Band: Live Wedding Band in Philadelphia
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!
Chestnut Hill Business Association
Ballroom at the Ben: Foody Wedding
How do I tell you all the wonderful comments we had about the music at Katie's wedding? I don't know where to start but let me tell you, that you made the party! You had everyone on the dance floor and my only regret was that it ended too soon. Where did the evening go? The kids loved everything you did. Thank you so much and we are looking forward to September to be sure, everyone is looking forward to dancing to your sounds again.
Terry & John Foody
Drexelbrook Catering & Banquet Facility: Bruno-Dowling Wedding, November 24, 2007
November 24, 2007
My husband and I were more than satisfied with City Rhythm. We loved this band and the bride and groom loved them too! They are a fantastic group of musicians!
Pete Spina is an incredible gentleman and bandleader. So wonderful to work with during this wedding process. Thank you for all your help as well. BVT is a fabulous organization to do business with and all of you are to be commended for your professionalism.
Mother of the Bride
Hotel DuPont: Hurwitz Wedding, August 27, 2007
August 25, 2007
Dear Pete and the musicians of City Rhythm:
We can't thank you enough for making our wedding so wonderful. We heard so many comments on how great you were! You were perfect. We all danced so much and with such joy. I'm so glad we chose City Rhythm!
Melissa and Mike Hurwitz
The Battleship New Jersey: 5th Annual Battleship Blast
August 20, 2007
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, staff and volunteers of the Battleship New Jersey, please know how grateful we are for City Rhythm's performance at our 5th Annual Battleship Blast. The band was great and our guests thoroughly enjoyed listening and dancing to your music. It really put our event over the top!
Your participation helped make the 2007 Blast on of our most successful fundraisers to date. Your contribution will allow us to continue our restoration, preservation, maintenance and education programs.
Again, many thanks for your support of The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial.
April 21, 2007
I hope that you are having a wonderful summer!
Jon and I got our wedding pictures back last week and spent a good part of this past weekend re-living the wedding with our family. In going through some great dancing shots Jon and I realized that in the busy weeks that followed our wedding and honeymoon we never got in touch with you to tell you how wonderful City Rhythm was at the wedding.
Our Friends and family are still raving about how great the music was and we could not agree more. You did such a great job with our song, my grandparent's anniversary song, and the range and selection of songs were in perfect keeping with the "feel" we wanted to have at our wedding. I think both Jon and I were surprised at how much dancing there was before dinner...but I just don't think anyone could resist! You guys far exceeded our expectations and we can not thank you enough.
It was such a pleasure to work with you and we really look forward to hearing City Rhythm again soon.
We have enjoyed getting the City Rhythm e-mail updates and we are hoping to get to your show at Cooper River Park in August (it is a short walk from our house). Though, I will be honest your Italy trip sounds a bit more exciting! We were there for our honeymoon and cannot wait to go back!
Thanks again, Pete! Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Abbey & Jon Cofsky
P.S. My sister is getting engaged soon and I know that she will want to get in touch with you in the next year or so...
January 1, 2007
Pete and Nick,
I know this is a bit late, but we wanted to thank all of you guys for coming up to New York to play for our NYC reception. I learned how to dance listening to your music, and it really meant a lot to me to have Troy play for such an important event in my life. You guys played fabulously, and all of our friends raved about you! Please extend a special thanks to Steve and Vicki for taking the time to learn "Until I met you" for us. Hope you all had happy holidays and hope to see you soon in 2007.
Lori and I got a copy of a video of us dancing to "Until I Met You." It was great. You did a great job on that song and on the rest of the evening. As Lori said, all of our friends raved about the band. Hope you guys make it to New York soon!
December 15, 2006
Now that I am back from my honeymoon, I wanted to send you a note to thank you for everything! The wedding was awesome because of how great you guys were. My 86 year old aunt was on the floor the whole night. Wanted to send you this link to my photographer’s site, because she links to your website from her own which I think is pretty cool. She gives everyone a plug. Everyone is still raving and hopefully we’ll be able to catch you guys when you’re performing around here! Thanks again for everything.
Sara Neal, Special Events Manager
McCabe: Wedding, November 11, 2006
November 11, 2006
Dear Pete and City Rhythm,
Thank you for putting on a phenomenal show on November 11th @ our wedding! Although space was somewhat limited, you guys made the best of it, and everyone was really impressed. People really loved the guitar solo songs during dinner, and everyone enjoyed hearing 3 different singers. It was very special to see my relatives (especially the old guys!) up and dancing around and having a great time. I would recommend City Rhythm highly to any other potential wedding party- let me know if I can be a reference for you. See you around South Philly.
Kevin and Angela McCabe
Bride and Groom
September 24, 2006
To Pete and the Whole gang at City Rhythm Orchestra-
Please accept our most sincere, abet belated thanks for all that you did to help make our wedding reception on September 24th so special! We had dreamed for years after seeing you at so many fun nights at Rocking Chair in Avalon of having you play at our wedding. And I must say the dream came true and was just perfect. I’m not sure if a single day has passed since our wedding that we haven’t looked back and been so glad you all were there making it the party we had dreamed of.
Best to you all,
Jennifer and Andrew Comerfed
September 14, 2006
Dear Pete and City Rhythm,
You were just incredible at Laurie and Eric’s wedding last Saturday. The entire event was just so great and family and friends cannot stop talking about the band, the band, the band! Really, I just can’t thank you enough. I hope you all had as much fun sharing in the joy and happiness and energy of the night. I wish we had a "sound track" of the reception. If you wouldn’t mind sending us 2 more of your CD’s. We played it so much it’s now skipping. Your attention to the bridal party and families, mixture of music, cooperation with the club, and reading the crowd was wonderful! What a great party- thank you so much!
P.S. Thanks for the extra effort in preparation for "Yellow"
Eric and I can’t say thank you enough for playing at our wedding in Stone Harbor. We both knew from the first time we heard City Rhythm on your website that you would be great but we had no idea! Your skilled professionalism completely blew us and our guests away. People can’t say enough about how good you were and I still can’t believe that the wait staff had to tell me to sit down and stop dancing so I could eat my dinner. It was truly and amazing night and we
couldn’t have picked a better band to share our wedding with. Thank you again so much- especially for making our first dance so amazing. Hope to see you again soon!
Laurie and Eric Syphard
February 2, 2005
A note to tell you what a wonderful celebration you and City Rhythm, created for Kerry and Ted Aermos’s wedding. The orchestra was superb and could not have asked for better music. Several of our guests have asked for your name and number and will likely ask to engage you in their future. The celebration was such a success and great fun thanks to City Rhythm Orchestra. You were also wonderful and pleasant to work with. The Greek music was great!
October 24, 2004
It’s been a month since our wonderful wedding and people are still talking about how fabulous everything was. I think the #1 vote setter was definitely your band. You did an awesome job and everyone raved about how much fun they had because of the great music. We cannot thank you enough and will definitely put you at the top of our recommendations. Many Thanks.
January 9, 2004
I cannot thank you enough for helping to make our wedding reception such a great party. The band was incredible and kept the whole group up dancing. Our family and friends are still talking about what a great time they had. Happy New Year and we hope to see you in Avalon this summer!
Saramarie and Brian Bittmann
Rosenberg: Wedding, October 30, 2002
October 30, 2002
Traci and I wanted to take a moment to thank you and the band for helping to make our wedding night everything that we hoped for and more. We were completely satisfied with the professionalism and style with which City Rhythm approached our special day, and we would, and will, recommend the band to any of our friends, family, and colleagues who were not in attendance at our wedding. You should feel free to give my name and phone number to potential clients seeking a reference. I particularly appreciated the timely manner with which you and Nick returned my calls and responded to my questions and concerns regarding the performance. Most of all, of course, we were simply thrilled and impressed with the performance itself, from the ceremony music, to the dinner entertainment, to the party. We received many compliments on "our music" and it is only fair to pass along those compliments to you and the rest of the band. We look forward to attending a City Rhythm performance at some point in the future.
Thank you, again, for helping to make our wedding special.
Rosenberg: Wedding, August 26, 2006
August 26, 2002
Dear City Rhythm,
We wanted to write to thank you for the wonderful job you did at our wedding. You truly made the reception a blast not only for us, but also for our guests! We can’t even begin to count the number of people who commented to us how absolutely wonderful and awesome the band was that we had playing. We’re sorry that we didn’t have an opportunity to personally thank you as we would have liked to. Thank you so much for helping to make our reception a perfect one! We can’t wait to hear you play again
Jess and Brian Rosenberg
May 10, 2002
I just wanted to thank you for making my daughter’s wedding to special. You made the wedding so special. We’ve been letting everyone know how great your band was. Again, thank you for all your hard work!
Nancy and John Oenn
April 27, 2002
Just want to say thanks for a wonderful job you did at our son’s wedding on Saturday April 27th at the Rittenhouse Hotel. Sorry my husband and I did not get a chance to speak with you during the evening. We had a ball, as did our family and friends. You had us up and dancing the whole evening. We could not believe how quickly the time went by. Thank you for doing a wonderful job on "Forever Young" when I danced with my son Louie.
P.S. We came to hear you last year at the 5 Spot and knew then you would be perfect at our son and now daughter in-laws wedding reception.
P.P.S Please let me know how I can order your CD’s.
We can’t thank you enough for making our wedding so special. Our guests and family are still talking about how great the band was. Hope you’re doing well.
Melanie and Billy
Everyone at City Rhythm,
You guys rock! – Everyone and I mean everyone has asked about you! You made our wedding. You are an amazing team and we feel so fortunate to have gotten you for the Big Day! Thank you so much for a very memorable Wedding day! We look forward to hearing you again in the future!
Barb and Tim Wetherile
Thank you for all of the time and energy you and CRO put into our wedding on Oct. 4th in Elizabethtown. It was most appreciated. All of your fine attention to detail gave us a fabulous event full of outstanding music that our guests are still raving about. The band was superb and exceeded our expectations. You certainly captured the energy and mood of the reception, so thank you! CRO gave us a perfectly memorable wedding reception and we look forward to hearing the band play again.
Caryn and Kevin
Merion Tribute House: Katz-Slenker Wedding, August 1, 2001
August 1, 2001
Dear Pete and Nick,
Just a short note to let you know how much your time, care, and love was appreciated at Brandi and Jed’s wedding. The music was wonderful and our guests had the best time! Thank you once again.
Dear City Rhythm Orchestra,
This thank you note is so terribly late but by no means an indication for how wonderful your performance was at our May 2001 wedding. Please accept our apologies for this long overdue letter. The band was a terrific hit and we’ve heard nothing but rave reviews from our guests- both old and young. Your willingness to play more for a great party and less like a traditional wedding was fantastic. Thank you for your professionalism, charm, energy, and above all amazing music. CRO was perfect and made our reception a wonderful, fun event. All our friends who are getting married in the area have heard our praise for the band and we’d be happy to serve as references in the future.
Many, many thanks again,
Steve and Sarah Jones
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
City Rhythm rocked our wedding! They were so much fun and I've lost track of how many of our guests have given us unsolicited feedback about how much fun they had dancing to the music and how great the band was. They had everyone up on the dance floor and having a blast from start to finish. On top of the actual wedding day experience, they were a pleasure to work with leading up to the event. Anyone who has planned a wedding knows how important this is. There are so many things going on, but we knew that the band was one thing we absolutely didn't have to worry about. Pete was professional, responsive, overall great to work with. Leading up to the event City Rhythm had our full trust that the party would be a big hit, and it definitely was. We are so happy that we chose City Rhythm to perform at our wedding and would definitely recommend them to anyone for any event without a doubt. Thanks again City Rhythm, we're still sore how hard we danced all night!