Midnight Hour Band Leader: Shavin Duffy
Shavin Duffy was born and raised in West Chester, PA. He has performed professionally as a bassist and vocalist for more than 25 years. As the bandleader of Midnight Hour, Shavin is very proud to be joined by some of the areas most talented musicians and singers, in what is one of Philadelphia’s most exciting and versatile dance bands.
After studying music at West Chester University, Shavin went on to perform with a wide variety of well-known local and national acts. Among his most memorable experiences as a musician, Shavin toured the U.S. as a member of one of the most renowned bands of the 1980’s, Grammy Award winners “A Flock of Seagulls”, enjoying the success of their Top Ten single, “I Ran (So Far Away)”.
In 1991, Shavin brought Midnight Hour together, and the band has been going strong ever since. Over more than fifteen years, Midnight Hour’s repertoire of music has grown to span virtually all ages, eras, and genres of popular music. Shavin is also proud that Midnight Hour is now represented exclusively by BVTLive! (since 2003), as this satisfied another of his many long-term goals for the band.
Shavin works personally with each of Midnight Hour’s clients in advance of their special event to learn about their unique tastes in music, be it a wedding reception or another type of affair. He then works with his band to plan a unique approach for each event, so that Midnight Hour can exceed the expectations of each and every client with tailor-made performances and dazzling music.
In addition to their years of success in the wedding and private party markets, Shavin and the band are also proud to perform in support of many worthy foundations and causes each year, including the Autism Society of America, the Cancer Center of Chester County, and the annual “City of Hope” event in Philadelphia which benefits breast cancer research.
Shavin now lives once again in West Chester, PA, where he and his wife, Wendy, are raising their three children. He places his family above all else, but his passion is Midnight Hour – a passion he shares with each of the talented members of his band and sound crew.
“Thanks so much for taking the time to learn a little bit about my background – the band and I look forward to making music for you!” – Shavin
Do not hesitate if you are considering hiring any of the BVTLive bands for one of your events, do it now before it is too late! My wife and I hired Midnight Hour for our wedding reception and were absolutely blown away by their performance, professionalism and talent in handling the flow of the evening! Our guests (and us) were very pleased with their work and the dance floor was filled the entire night! Our wedding was not our first experience with a BVTLive band however, we had been to two weddings before ours with BVTLive bands performing and the result was the same: a truly fun wedding reception that the guests have and will talk about for years to come!
We hired Midnight Hour for our son's wedding last Saturday and we are SO glad we did. They were fabulous! Kept our guests on the dance floor for the entire reception. A special thank you for the wonderful job you did performing our mother/son off beat song selection...It was beautiful. Many, many compliments were shared about Midnight Hour!
- Mother of the Groom
We just wanted to thank you and the rest of Midnight Hour for making our wedding reception just perfect! You guys sounded absolutely amazing and we received numerous compliments about the music! Honestly, it went better than we could have ever imagined and we enjoyed every moment of it. We especially appreciated how you managed the flow of the evening – the Motown set after our first dance was such a hit! And your one band member (we apologize for forgetting his name) who introduced the dances and speeches was awesome in making sure those involved were ready before the dance/speech was announced. We really appreciated that. The music itself was really fantastic, you guys kept everyone on the dance floor until the very end. We wouldn’t have changed a thing.
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Deciding to go with Midnight Hour for our wedding reception was one of the best decisions we made – we could not recommend them more highly! Communicating and planning with them was incredibly easy, and the band leader, Shavin, was excellent in following up on details with us and going over our timeline. Our reception was better than we could have ever imagined, largely in part because of Midnight Hour’s unbelievable talent. Our first dance, father-daughter, and mother-son dances will be ones we remember forever, and they had our guests on the dance floor all evening long! The music was amazing, and the way they handled the flow of the evening was flawless! The vocalists and musicians are top-notch and the band as a whole is a class act. We really cannot thank them enough!
Thank you again for everything! :)
Lily & Greg
Midnight Hour was simply amazing!!! Our guests to this very moment are still talking about how phenomenal they are. Seldom was there anyone sitting. They had the entire crowd up and dancing the night away, including my mother who is in a wheelchair. We twirled her around as she cried the entire time of happiness. I would highly recommend them for ANY event!! Simply the BEST!!!!!