Midnight Hour’s wedding reviews and event testimonials are listed here. Please click below to see why Midnight Hour is called the best dance band in Philadelphia.

Cescaphe Ballroom: Maggie and Ryan Matheson – Mach 25, 2017

We had Midnight Hour at our wedding and we were beyond thrilled! Several guests told us that they loved the band at the wedding and for days after. We were also so excited because they learned to play two special songs for us as well, which were amazing! Thanks again Midnight Hour, you kept the dance floor full throughout the night!

- The Matheson's

The Mendenhall Inn: Angeline Wedding – January 21, 2017

Midnight Hour did an amazing job at our recent wedding on Jan. 21, 2017! Their responsiveness, professionalism, suggestions and energy were fantastic. They are very detail oriented and after detailing our event, we had a timeline to keep everyone on schedule. Their wide variety of music and instruments did not go unnoticed. Our guests are still talking about how GREAT the band was. They kept the dance floor full all night long. If you are looking for a great band for your event, we would highly recommend them. If you are not, we highly suggest you do try working them into your budget. It is well worth it!!!

Union League of Philadelphia: Member Event – November 5, 2016

Thank you – thank you – thank you!!  I am getting so much possible feedback on Midnight Hour and all the bands that played on Saturday night.  You helped make the event such a success!  It is always a pleasure working with you and your group…you are such professionals!  

I hope to work with you again in the future.

I wish you a happy and healthly holiday season.  

Best - Lucy

Holly Hedge Estate: Jess and Pat Purdy – October 29, 2016

Midnight Hour performed during both the cocktail hour and also the reception at our October 29 wedding at HollyHedge Estate. Both Bill Handy, our agent at BVTLive, and Shavin Duffy, the band lead for Midnight Hour, were incredibly helpful and collaborative throughout our planning process. Their guidance and seasoned experience were invaluable as we configured our wedding timeline and music selection. 

For our wedding, we knew we wanted instrumental classics during cocktail hour and lots of dancing during the reception, loaded with Motown hits as well as classics from the 80s and 90s. Shavin understood our taste and helped us curate the perfect song list to ensure our guests would never leave the dance floor.

On our wedding day, Midnight Hour were consummate professionals. They were amazing MCs, friendly, fun and courteous with every one of our guests, professionally (and stylishly) dressed, and extremely easy to work with. Since they have their own dedicated sound technician (who also managed audio for our ceremony), setup was seamless and we had zero audio issues during our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. Shavin and his team communicated with us and our planners throughout the night to check in and keep us on timeline, and I appreciated their nimbleness and flexibility whenever plans inevitably shifted over the course of the evening.

Now to the fun part: the music. we knew we loved Midnight Hour the first time we saw them in Ardmore -- and they did not disappoint on our wedding day! From our first dance when Shavin sang one of the best renditions of Elvis' "Can't Helping Falling in Love" we've ever heard to the final song, "Higher and Higher," their combination of rhythm, brass and male / female vocalists had our guests dancing all night and raving for weeks after the event. What is evident from the start is that this band enjoys playing together -- and that makes all the difference when creating a truly joyous atmosphere. We're so happy that Midnight Hour could be part of our wedding and are grateful for all that Shavin and his team did to ensure it was a fun event.

- Jess and Pat

Everyone at BVTLive! was fantastic -- from Bill Handy, our agent, to Pepper, our band lead. We could not have had a better experience.

- Jess

Seaview Country Club: Amie and Chris Lyon – October 22, 2016

Midnight Hour and everyone at BVTLive,
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding! We have not stopped getting compliments and questions about you guys! We thought our wedding was the best day ever and are confident our guests had fun because of you! Thank you for playing the shout twice – one of my favorite memories of the night! We cannot thank you enough, we hope you had fun because you guys killed it!

Best, Amie & Chris

The Union League of Philadelphia: Trang and Wayne Schuh – October 16, 2016

In my opinion there are 2 critical ingredients to make a truly memorable wedding reception. Number 1 is a Beaming Bride and second, a great band ... Bride & Band. BVTLive! was great to help with finding our perfect band with no stress and no hassles. We would highly recommend the band The Midnight Hour ,,,, they rocked the entire night ,,, great play selection - great voices - great sound - incredible energy

- Wayne

Llanerch Country Club: Lily and Greg Walsh – October 15, 2016

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!

- Gregory

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! 🙂

Best regards,

Lily & Greg

King Mills: Erin and Isaak Ross – September 17, 2016

We absolutely loved Midnight Hour for our wedding reception! The band was wonderful to work with throughout the wedding planning process and was very accommodating and reassuring that our event would be a blast! They were even willing to learn new songs for our specialty dances. They put on an amazing show during the reception that people are still talking about! They played a variety of music that was great for all ages and kept people on the dance floor all night. I would highly recommend Midnight Hour as they made my wedding reception far better than I could have imagined.

- Erin

Maywood Greens: Anita and Scott Grau – July 17, 2016

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!!!!!

- Anita

Cescaphe Ballroom: Ali and Will Garner – May 14, 2016

Midnight Hour was an awesome band - so talented, our guests raved over them!!

The Ballroom at the Ben: Carmella and Donnie DeMaise Wedding – March 19, 2016

My name is Donnie and my wife and I had the pleasure of booking Midnight Hour as our band for our fairytale wedding at the Ballroom at the Ben on March 19, 2016. Midnight Hour was an amazing band, they played everything we had picked on our ballet which was great. Pepper the lead singer was a pleasure to work with and also very helpful. One of the things I liked the most is how they got all of our guests on the dance floor and they really made our night a night to remember. We highly recommend using BVTLive! for your wedding!

- Donnie DeMaise

Merion Golf Club: Meredyth Heppe and Dan Waters – October 10, 2015

"I wanted to drop you a note about the experience we had with Midnight Hour at my daughter’s wedding. HOME RUN!!!!! They were absolutely fabulous and a great addition to a perfect event. They were engaged with the party and played music that appealed to the ENTIRE audience, especially the dancing audience. I have rarely, if ever, seen a dance floor packed from beginning to end. It truly was a sight to behold and a credit to Midnight Hour. They had everybody on their feet enjoying a beautiful evening while at the same time navigating and managing the time for the regular wedding celebratory fanfare, i.e. wedding party entrance, toasts, etc. Again, I can’t tell you enough, how much the ENTIRE crowd enjoyed the music of Midnight Hour. If they ever need a reference, I know about 200 people who would be happy to oblige.


Blair Heppe, Father of the Bride"

The Radisson Valley Forge: Deanna King and Gerard Campbell Wedding – October 3, 2015

My wife and I were married on 10/3/15 and The Midnight Hour played at our wedding. Everyone RAVED about the quality of the band, their set list, their guest interaction, and the overall atmosphere they created. The band leader Pepper and I worked together about a month before the wedding to craft a set list and create "moments" throughout the ceremony to make things like the parent dances and garter tosses truly memorable experience. A first-class band and a first-class talent agency that did business in a first-class way. HIGHLY recommended. 5/5 stars.

- Gerard (Groom)

Deerfield Country Club: Samantha Bisaro and Drew DeLuca Wedding – July 11, 2015

"What a truly incredible band! I was so blown away by their music selection and their professionalism. They had people on the dance floor all night long. What an incredible band!"

- Samantha (Bride) 

Brandywine Manor House: Arianne Missimer & John Shuma Wedding – June 19, 2015

"Midnight Hour was absolutely incredible !!! My guests are still talking about how great they are . The dance floor was full all night."

- Arianne (Bride)

Blue Bell Country Club: Mary Ann Pravdiuk & Gene Gruber Wedding – June 14, 2015

"The Midnight Hour was THE best band ever!! Pepper Duffy was amazing and Joanne Farrell has a fabulous voice!! The other musicians were great. The band was flexible, professional and outstanding! I would highly recommend The Midnight Hour to anyone looking for a great sound for their function!!"

- Mary Ann, Bride 

Cork Factory Hotel: Delaney Janson & John Carpenter Wedding – February 7, 2015

I (we) cannot say enough great things about the band, Midnight Hour! We used Midnight Hour for our daughter's wedding seven years ago and loved them then. We were fortunate to have them agree to play at our youngest daughter's wedding on February 7th of this year. The band were incredible and we heard many, many positive remarks from our guests. Our daughter was concerned that the band wouldn't be true to the original recording of the song they chose for their first dance. Well, she was thrilled with the music and that song in particular! Shavin, the bandleader was so easy to work with and went out of his way to make sure our requests were honored. The band was so professional and so much fun! They played a wide range of music, including very current songs, that appealed to guests of all ages. Having Midnight Hour provide the music for both weddings was a great decision. You will not be disappointed!

- Lisa Janson, Mother of the Bride

Brigalias: Keri Kryder & Mark Boone Wedding – November 15, 2014

Midnight Hour was outstanding! People were dancing from the moment they started playing until the end of the night. BVTLive! was also excellent to work with. Highly recommend!

Pomme: Alexa Lastowski & Andrew Hoagland Wedding – November 11, 2014

“The band was incredible and I cannot count how many different people came up to me after the wedding to rave about how much fun they were. Very responsive, easy to set up, they kept the flow of the evening moving perfectly. I would choose them again and again.”

Andrew (Groom)

The Reeds at Shelter Haven: Chrissie Vroome & Billy Knous Wedding – October 11, 2014

“Awesome band--used Midnight hour for my daughters wedding--they had everyone up on the dance floor from start to finish. My guest are still saying ‘best band ever.’ They were great to work with. Very professional--responded quickly to emails or any questions. Had great ideas and input. Would highly recommend them.”

- Alice, Mother of the Bride

Spring Mill Manor: Corrine Cattell & James Price Wedding – October 4, 2014

"The Midnight Hour Band made my wedding sooooo much fun! They had everyone dancing before dinner even started. They walked me through the schedule of the evening a number of times before my big day and made me feel completely at ease. They took care of everything and the night just flowed smoothly. They were friendly, well dressed, and full of energy. I would recommend them to anyone and actually have recommended them to two future brides in the last month since my wedding. I love you guys! Thank you again!"

- Corrine, Bride

The Four Seasons Hotel: Kristen Piotrowski & Danny Babkes Wedding – October 18, 2014

We love Midnight Hour. They know how to get the crowd up and dancing and are very professional. Many of our relatives liked them as well and hired them for their weddings.

- Joan, Mother of the Bride

Ocean City Yacht Club: Kara Bolger & Neil McPeak Wedding – September 13, 2014

Midnight Hour was the absolute highlight of our reception. They are such a fantastic, talented band, and they kept the dance floor packed the entire evening (which is exactly what we wanted!) Shavin, the band leader, was such a pleasure to work with, he created a timeline that was in line with our vision of how the evening would flow and he stuck to the plan- it was perfect! Our guests raved about the band and we continue to receive so many compliments about them! This band caters to all ages and music genres. We highly recommend the Midnight Hour. Thank you so much for making our reception so memorable and so fun!

Scranton Hilton: Alyssa Berardelli & Jeff Scagliotti Wedding – June 21, 2014

Shavin & The Midnight Hour Band,

Jeff and I cannot thank you enough for all you did on June 21st to make our wedding reception unforgettable!

Your band was exactly what we were looking for! You were very professional, extremely easy to work with and most of all FUN! The compliments are still rolling in 2 months later! Our dance floor was never empty... Not once! Also, we gave your name out to a few friends who are planning weddings in the future! You're just fantastic, no other way to put it.

We also want to thank you for learning the bridal dance in such a short amount of time, as we made our choice late in the process. The fact that you did all that for us in a last minute pinch is exactly why you should be #1 on wedding band lists for engaged couples! We're looking forward to watching our video when it is ready, and reliving that amazing night!

Again, thank you all so much!! We hope to be in your company again!

Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel: Maryanne Cottone & Jake MacEvoy Wedding – August 16, 2014

Our wedding wouldn't have been the party it was without all of you!!! Not a doubt in our minds that you were the best band for the job!!! What an amazing job you all did not only learning our first dance song but keeping that dance floor full all night long- we'll never forget it!!!