Midnight Hour Band: Best Dance Band in Philadelphia

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.

Radnor Hotel: Hopkins-Stanton, October 1, 2011

October 1, 2011
Dear Shavin & Midnight Hour,

We had an absolute blast at our wedding ,thanks to you guys!!! It was your band that made our wedding so fun! We barely sat in our seats, and the dance floor was constantly hopping thanks to your amazing talents and wonderful band members!   My husband says you guys nailed our first dance song ("Longer" by Dan Fogelberg), and as you know, Mike had chosen that song as a big surprise for me.  I'm forever grateful for that, and its captured on video to remind us for a lifetime how incredibly perfect our big day was.
We are so thrilled we made the decision to have your band for our big day.  We hope this serves as an honest testimonial to anyone who is looking for a band for their wedding reception ... we will highly promote your band to everyone!!!  Thank you all again for your amazing and dedicated talents!
Kim and Mike Hopkins


Country Club of Scranton: Nicholas-Giardinelli, September 17, 2011

September 17, 2011
You and Midnight Hour were a smashing success at our wedding.  All of our guests were extremely impressed.  The only complaint that we got was that the dance floor was packed the entire night!  🙂  We really enjoyed ourselves.  Thank you for making it a memorable night.
Julie Nicholas & Mike Giardinelli

Downtown Club: Schreiber-Crowell, August 12, 2011

August 12, 2011

Dear Shavin & Midnight Hour,

We honestly couldn’t have been any happier with how amazing Midnight Hour was at our reception on August 12th at The Downtown Club in Philadelphia!  Everyone was out on the dance floor the entire night ... and when I heard you start singing the first few notes to the closing song we had chosen for the end of the night, I was devastated that the night wasn’t going to continue.  J  I received a million compliments about how amazing the band was and the great selection of music that you played.  I would recommend you to everyone!! Thanks again for making an already special night that much better by providing an amazing soundtrack!!

All the best,

Jenn Schriber

Normandy Farm: Koneski-Rafferty, June 25, 2011

June 25, 2011
I can't thank you and the band enough for such a wonderful night.  ALL of our friends and family loved you guys, as we continue to receive compliments on what a wonderful job you guys did. You and the band were everything we could ask for -- fun, exciting, & professional!

We wish you best of luck in the future, and hopefully see you guys at another wedding!
Take care,
Dan Rafferty

Mendenhall Inn: Walker-Doherty, June 3, 2011

June 3, 2011

Having Midnight Hour perform at our wedding reception was one of the best decisions we made for our big day! My husband and I as well as our family and friends were so impressed with your band and the range of music played. You really got all of our guests up and dancing. We received so much feedback about how great you were and even had a few people ask how we found you. I would HIGHLY recommend Midnight Hour for a wedding or any social event. Great to work with and so professional. Thank you thank you. Midnight Hour ROCKS!

Katie L. Doherty, President
Chamber of Commerce of Greater West Chester

Paxon Hollow: Palladino-Zebley, July 30, 2011

Dear Shavin & Midnight Hour Band,

Thank you for making my daughter and son-in-law’s wedding reception a night we will always remember. Since I had seen your band before at two of my nieces’ weddings, I was not surprised to see the entire wedding reception up on the dance floor the entire night. You and your band consistently deliver a great performance. We were really blessed to have been able to have Midnight Hour for Megan and Erik’s wedding.

Like many of the other testimonials state, we received many compliments during and after the wedding on your band and how you rocked the reception. But Midnight Hour brings more than just great music and energy, it is the attention to detail, the genuine concern and effort you expend to make everything perfect. From learning a new song ("Everything" by Lifehouse) for the bride and groom dance, to working with my son-in-law Erik on the playlist, you listened and you got it – not just right, but perfect. You also gave Eric’s sister Ashley (maid of honor) and myself the opportunity to sing a song with you guys. What a blast for each of us!

You actually told me that my family ought to write a book on how to throw a party. Well, I have Chapter 1 done. It is short and sweet – “Book the Midnight Hour band – the rest will come naturally”.

Looking forward to seeing you guys again somewhere down the road.

Yours truly,
Ray Palladino

Father of the Bride

Drexelbrook: Pompei-Davis, June 18, 2011

June 18, 2011

We wanted to let Midnight Hour know what a wonderful job they did.  All the music was great and all of our guests had a great time.  The music really makes an event and their music did.  Please thank all the members for the great job that they did and we will recommend them to all our friends.

Yours Truly,

Arnold and Joann Pompei

Mike and Gina Davis

Marriott Penn Square: Ackerman-Sullivan, April 16, 2011

April 16, 2011

Midnight Hour played for our April 16th 2011 wedding and rocked it!! We had over 250 guests and everyone was on the dance floor all night long. They played a variety of music that every age group, from young to old, could enjoy. They even played a Polka for my husband's Polish family members which sounded amazing! And let's not forget some of our guests who ended up singing into the microphone with the band! Midnight Hour was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding day by far.  We had numerous guests come up to us saying how fantastic the band was!  I would recommend Midnight Hour to any bride looking for a great band that will keep guests on the dance floor all night long. Thank you Shavin & the rest of the band for making our wedding reception unforgettable!!
~Susan & Matt Sullivan

Hyatt at Penns Landing: TOLL BROTHERS 2011 Monte Carlo Night Benefiting The American Cancer Society, February 25, 2011

February 25, 2011

Dear Shavin & Midnight Hour,
Thank you all so much for entertaining the crowd once again at the annual Toll Brothers Monte Carlo Night!  I think your band is the highlight of the evening for most of the guests.  I've heard countless compliments on how great you sounded again this year, and the song choices were spot on.
Thank you again!
Angela Smith
American Cancer Society

Brantwyn Mansion: Wales-Freedman, December 31, 2011

December 31, 2011

Dear Shavin,

We just wanted you to know how thrilled we were that Eden and Matthew chose Midnight Hour as their New Year's Eve Wedding reception band at Brantwyn. Everyone is still raving that it was the best party ever, of which the music played a huge part. You surpassed our expectations with the quality of musicianship both instrumental and vocal. The variety you offered was amazing and as bandleader, you paced the night perfectly. Now we're trying to think of another celebration that would warrant your stellar sound!

Thank you and your crew for a memorable event!

Luke and Anna Wales

Phoenixville Foundry: Penrice-Freestone, November 6, 2010

A sincere thanks to the band members and technical staff of Midnight Hour for the all-important contribution they made to the overall success of our daughter’s wedding reception.  This talented group provided the perfect atmosphere for this once-in-a-lifetime event, beginning with the cocktail party and continuing to the very last dance.  Thanks to their professionalism, things could not have gone more smoothly.  Many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the music, but a completely full dance floor throughout the evening really said it all!

Most Sincerely,

Agnes & Tom Penrice

Springfield Country Club: Massaro-Follo, September 25, 2010

September 25, 2010

Dear Midnight Hour,

THANK YOU for making my wedding reception a night I will never forget. I am sure you know that every bride has anxiety over hosting an event for one of the most important days of her life. Thanks to you all, my reception went flawlessly. From the cocktail hour to the introductions and special dances, I could not have envisioned everything going so perfectly.

Ricky and I had always planned on using the original song recording of "I Only Have Eyes For You" by the Flamingos for our first dance because we love their unique sound. I cannot tell you how excited I was to hear that the band would be able to learn it for us and play the song live, and WOW, what a fantastic job you did. You are all SO versatile and professional. Your energy kept the dance floor packed and smiles plastered on people's faces. Everyone was commenting on how wonderful the band was and that they were having such a fantastic time (and that is a HUGE compliment because some of my guests are real critics) Comments like "I've never been to a wedding in all my life where everyone left their dinners on the table so they could be on the dance floor!" and "This is the most fun I've had at a wedding in the last 20 years!" Another couple there had heard you guys play at a couple other places and they said you sounded fantastic every time. I could go on and on.

Bottom line, if I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing. THANK YOU!!

Mary Jo and Ricky

Bride and Groom

Ballroom at the Ben: Forsyth-Scoleri, August 29, 2010

Dear Shavin and The Midnight Hour Band,

We first heard Midnight Hour at a friend's wedding a few year's ago, before we were engaged.  It was the most fun we ever had at a wedding. We believe music is the most important element to any party, and Midnight Hour proved it to us at that wedding. We made sure we got your information from that bride, because we knew we would be calling you when it was finally our turn!

Well, you came through for us. We appreciated and loved how much you talked to us about the music and the plan for the night in the weeks and months prior to our wedding. We were surprised at how easily you could accommodate our special requests, the songs we wanted to hear that were not your band's song list, and that you let us choose the music that we'd have playing during your dinner break.  People came up to us at the very beginning of the night, before salads were even cleared, to tell us how awesome the band was, and they continued to tell us throughout the night, and in the weeks since the wedding.

Our guests are telling us that our wedding was the best wedding they ever attended.  That's what we told our friend -- the one who hired you a few years ago. So, I know that without you guys, our guests would not be saying that!

Thank you for everything you did to make our wedding magical and memorable for us and our guests.

Dennis and Gena Scoleri

Bride and Groom

Paxton Hollow Country Club: Etzler-Varisano, May 15, 2010

May 15, 2010
Shavin & Midnight Hour:

AMAZING!!! We can't thank you enough for helping to make our reception a major success. We hope you had just as much fun as we did! Three months later, we continue to receive compliments on how amazing the band was and how much fun everyone had. You did an excellent job in keeping the energy up, and everyone, as I'm sure you could tell, was dancing from the beginning to the end. The announcements and order of events were seamless, and you didn't miss a beat.

You were so accommodating throughout the whole planning process, making sure the reception flowed just how we wanted and that all of our special songs were played. We especially want to thank you for learning our first dance song "The Gift."  It was perfect. You were absolutely great with getting the guests up and involved. It was truly the time of our lives, a time our guests and us will never forget! You've made an everlasting impression on all of us and its an honor to say that we will be recommending your services to everyone we know.  Again, thank you for all you did and for making Midnight Hour's pure talent a huge part of our special day.

You guys Rock!!

Steve and Jaime
Bride and Groom

Trenton Country Club: Walsh-Walker, May 30, 2010

May 30, 2010

Dear Shavin and The Midnight Hour Band,
Wow! Where to even begin? You were all AMAZING. I couldn't have asked for a better day and it was largely in part to your wonderful band! Our friends and family have asked over and over again who we used for the music. You were high energy at the right times and knew when to slow it down. Alex and I had the most perfect wedding and we thank you for all you did for us. It was our dream to have a band like Midnight Hour and you were there to guide us through the process every step of the way. I would reccommend you to anyone and can't thank you enough! We love you all!
Tori and Alex
Bride and Groom

Congress Hall: Wolcott-Sebastian, May 8, 2010

Hello Shavin and Midnight Hour band-mates,
Rob and I just wanted to THANK YOU very much for an absolutely phenomenal performance at our wedding!  We had such a wonderful time and we've received so many compliments about our band.  From the planning phase to our wedding day, you have been such a pleasure to work with and always put us at ease.  It is very rare to attend a wedding where everyone, from all age groups, is on the dance floor from beginning to end, and you guys definitely delivered!  We were laughing at some of our crazy song requests, and we were in awe when Midnight Hour performed each song to perfection!  A friend wrote to us (and this is a quote)..."Kyrie by Mr. Mister...quite possibly the best ending to a wedding ever!  We had a blast!"  And Rob's mother was in tears as Tiny performed Elvis' "Welcome to my world" so beautifully.  You are so incredibly talented and professional - is there anything you can't do?  We want you to know how honored we were to work with you and how incredibly happy you have made us!  Thank you again, and best of luck to you in the future!
Rob and Tiffany Wolcott
Bride and Groom

Mendenhall Inn: Connolly-Fox Wedding, November 7, 2009

November 7, 2009


Thank you for making our wedding reception so much fun! The band was great, and the songs you learned were HUGE hits with our guests.  "Feelin' Alright" [by Joe Cocker] was awesome!  Loving Cup [by The Rolling Stones], fantastic!  And ending the night with your version of "Harvest Moon" [by Neil Young] was exactly how I imagined it.  Hearing those songs at our wedding made it so personal for us, and got everyone on the dance floor!  (One of Eric's friends actually screamed when she heard Loving Cup!).

Reading your blog was also a trip! A friend of mine texted me while we were on our honeymoon and we logged on at the hotel to see what you had written...Eric loved being quoted, you guys are great!

Thank you so very much for your hard work, professionalism, and excellent talent.   I hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did. I think that our reception was the most fun our family has had together in almost 10 years!

Take care and have a happy holiday!

Eric & Jennifer

Bride and Groom

Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club: Yu-Montgomery, October 24, 2009

October 24, 2009

Midnight Hour played at our wedding reception, and numerous guests commented to us about how impressed they were with the breadth of the band's repertoire, from The Black-Eyed Peas "I Gotta Feelin (Tonight's Gonna Be a Good Night)" and "Let's Get it Started" to U2's "Beautiful Day". We especially appreciated Shavin working with us to play our favorites ... they did "Livin' on a Prayer" and also learned some new songs for us, including "Eye of the Tiger" and Bon Jovi's "It's My Life". The dance floor was packed with those songs! The music was so great that Ryan (the groom) missed eating his groom's cake because he was dancing so much!

Thanks so much---it was exactly as we had hoped and more!

Deb and Ryan

Bride and Groom

Fidler’s Elbow Country Club: Yu-Montgomery, October 24, 2009

October 24, 2009


A sincere thank you for all your hard work and a job well done for the Yu-Montgomery wedding (10-24-09).  Your attention to detail and flexibility was truly appreciated.  The band was outstanding ~ Please pass along my compliments to your lead female singer.  Hoping to work together again!

Nicole - The Finishing Touch

Wedding Planner

Hotel du Pont: Denney-DiCesare, September 26, 2009

September 26, 2009

Midnight Hour -

Rick and I can not thank you enough for your performance at our wedding at the Hotel duPont.  Everything was magnificent from the introductions and our first dance, to the great upbeat dance songs after dinner, and of course - "Grey Street"!  Shavin, we told you our friends and family love to dance and you not only listened to what we wanted, you truly took it to heart. The timing of everything was perfect and we definitely made the most of our time on the dance floor!

Thanks so much for making our special night one to remember!

Andrea & Rick DiCesare

Bride and Groom

The Olde Mill Inn: Carollo-Boivin, September 19, 2009

September 19, 2009

To Shavin & The Midnight Hour Band,

We were so pleased with everything you guys did for the wedding!  It was exactly what we wanted, and my mother and older relatives thought the music volume was perfect! 🙂

You really MADE our reception. All of our guests said it was the best band they had ever heard. You had great instincts as to what to play when.  People really were dancing the entire reception -- to the point where we could only greet our guests by joining them on the dance floor.
We really appreciated your flexibility during the day as well -- we ended up behind schedule, and you coordinated wonderfully with the staff at the Olde Mill to make everything seem seamless, enabling us to enjoy ourselves.  Thank you again, and please know that you will have our highest recommendation to all friends and family in the area.
Warm regards,
Jeff & Grace Boivin

Manor House at Commonwealth: Asselta-Ford, August 22, 2009

Hi Shavin!

I just wanted to thank you very much for performing at our wedding! We had an amazing time, and the band did a superior job.  I believe it is a true testament to you guys when you had basically all of our guests up on the dance floor the entire length of the wedding!  I also really appreciate you guys playing Mustang Sally and Never Gonna Give You Up for my mom and mother-in-law.

I just wanted to thank you again, and I will be sure to recommend you when my friends start getting hitched too!

Kind Regards,


Villanova Conference Center: Giancaterino-Marchese, August 1, 2009

August 1, 2009

Please give my thanks to Pepper and the entire Midnight Hour Band.  They did a fabulous job for my daughter and son-in-law's wedding on August 1st at the Villanova Conference Center and I can't thank them enough.

The dance floor was packed from the first song to the last, but it was more then that.  They were professional yet personable.  Whoever handles the sound had it just right, you could feel the music but not get blasted out of the room.  They allowed my husband to sing a special song to Marisa and it was perfect.  Every song sounded like the original, a few times I had to look to see it was them and not a recording.  The best time was had by all and we have a life time of happy memories of the night.

Cynthia Giancaterino

Mother of the Bride

ISES Liberty Awards Gala, June 24, 2009

June 24, 2009

What can I say?

Brandywine Valley Talent did it again! The 5th Annual ISES Liberty Awards Gala held on June 2, 2009 was a huge success thanks to you and your great staff at BVT. Thanks for providing the Entertainment for the entire event! From the DJ and Percussion duo by the Poolside during cocktails, to the great sounds of Jazz provided by Lou Lanza and his band throughout the Dinner and Awards to the unbelievable dance party music that Midnight Hour played in Club BLING!! It was an amazing night and a wonderful time was had by all!!

Thanks again,


Dave Buckley, CSEP

Chair - 5th Annual ISES Liberty Awards Gala

ISES Northeast Regional Vice President

Merion Cricket Club: Tetreault-Heiser Wedding, June 20, 2009

June 20, 2009

I can’t tell you how many compliments we've received about your band! Everyone keeps telling us what a great time they had at our reception, and how much fun it was. I have to thank Joanne for the beautiful job she did singing our song (the unique version of "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" from the movie "Across The Universe"). I had no idea that was her singing at first -- it sounded like the recording!  She was spectacular, and that made it all the more special for us. I can’t wait to relive it when I see the video!

You had everyone dancing and engaged all night long, and it was a blast! Please pass my thanks along to the rest of the band as well, you guys were fabulous!!!!! I hope you all had as much fun as we did!!!  Feel free to post our comments on your website!

Joann & John Heiser

Bride and Groom