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.

Phoenixville Foundry: Bennett-Jennings Wedding – January 12th, 2013

Finding a band that could keep the dance floor packed during our reception was a top priority for us. Midnight Hour was recommended by our venue coordinator and we went to listen to their showcase twice. In preparation for the day, Shavin spoke to us on the phone and helped us choose songs (his reccommendations were perfect) and even took the time to help ensure that "My Girl" would be timed appropriately for our choreographed father-daughter dance. We left the playlist and song choices up to the band, with the caveat that we wanted everyone to be dancing all night. We were not disappointed! They chose the right amount of oldies, party favorites and new hits. They weren't overly showy or cheesy (as some wedding bands can be) and "Tiny" the emcee was great! We would highly recommend Midnight Hour!

Kelly and Andrew

Philadelphia Hilton: Gallagher-Maiocco Wedding- September 22, 2012

This is the first time I've ever taken the time to write a review for anything, but I had such a great experience from beginning to end working with Midnight Hour that I just had to share it with others who are searching for a band.

Look no further, Midnight Hour will ensure that your guests have a great time at your event and you will definitely have a packed dance floor! I had the privilege of having Midnight Hour play at my wedding reception in September 2012. During our first dance as husband and wife, we had to keep glancing at the band to make sure they were really singing and that it wasn't a recording because they sounded THAT GOOD! It was incredible, and one of the best moments of our wedding day.

The bandleader, Shavin, is so professional and organized. He had a formal timeline created for the entire reception weeks in advance, so that we were able to plan things perfectly and utilize every minute! A wedding goes by so fast, so you want to make sure you enjoy it without stressing about what comes next. Midnight hour orchestrated the night so well, making sure everyone was on the dance floor and having a great time! They won’t get “too” involved (which I was worried about), they know it’s about you and your guests and they will see what music the crowd is responding to and will cater to them.

I have people tell me that our wedding was the best wedding they ever attended. I even had people say they weren't a fan of having a band at a wedding until they heard Midnight Hour at our wedding.

You can see that each member of the band is passionate about what they do and they put the effort into making your event special. Joanne (the female singer) is so talented as well, it seems like she can sing just about anything, she is awesome! They really don’t even compare to other bands out there.

If you are searching for a band for your wedding or event, choose Midnight hour, you will not be disappointed! I can honestly say choosing Midnight Hour was the best decision we made for our wedding!

Gabe & Stephanie Maiocco

Saucon Valley Country Club: Carly & Ted – Aug. 11, 2012

Shavin and the Midnight Hour Band,

I don’t think words can describe how thankful we are to have had you as a huge part of our wedding. You guys are amazing and helped to make our wedding day just as we envisioned. You not only are the most talented wedding band we have ever seen, but your energy and enthusiasm helped to set the tone of our wedding right from the start. The first thing out of all our guests mouths has been how amazing our band was and that it was the most fun wedding they have ever been to. We truly owe that to you and will continuously recommend you to everyone we know! I hope you have enjoyed our wedding as much as we did. It was a night to remember and it wouldn’t have been the same without you!!

Thanks again,

Carly and Ted


The Four Seasons-Ray & Marysue Hansell-June 2, 2012-40th Wedding Anniversary


I just wanted to extend our compliments for all the great entertainment that you and Midnight Hour band provided for our 40th Wedding celebration party at the Four Seasons Hotel last month. Our guests were most appreciative of the quality of music as well as the variety of songs you covered. I also personally want to thank you for your accommodating my singing with the band & for the band ‘s cooperation throughout the party. I have to say you guys are at the very top of my list for great musicians, great singers and great people to work with. Feel free to pass along our sentiments & please wish all the best to every member of the band. We will definitely keep you in mind.


Ray Hansell

The Waterworks: O’Brien-Borden Wedding, June 30, 2012

Dear Shavin & The Midnight Hour Band,

Katelyn and I can not thank you enough for the EXTRAORDINARY performance that you guys delivered on our wedding night 6/30 @ The Waterworks. We could not have wished for a better sounding, more entertaining or more professional band. EVERYONE loved you guys! I can not tell you how many compliments we got about the band, but to put it modestly, there were too many to count. You guys made the difference in taking our wedding night from good to GREAT.

Our families and friends are critical when it comes to rating bands and their performances, with that being said you guys get a PERFECT 10! A few of our guests commented that you guys sounded so good and professional that many times throughout the night they thought that the actual recordings of the songs were being played, that is how much you nailed EVERY song! We can not thank you enough for making our wedding night the best and most fun night of our lives. Everyone danced ALL night long and EVERYONE couldn't get enough of The Midnight Hour Band!

Lastly, Shavin was a GREAT band leader to deal with. He accomodated our EVERY request and made our wedding night more special than we ever could have expected.

Thanks again for being such an AWESOME band. We would recommend The Midnight Hour Band to anyone and everyone for any occasion, wedding or otherwise.

Best regards,

Brian & Katelyn Borden

Le Meridien Hotel: Montalto-Albano Wedding, May 12, 2012

May 12, 2012
You guys were flat out amazing! Janel and I just wanted to say that you guys went above and beyond our expectations! We can't thank you guys enough for making sure everyone had fun and danced. I can't think of one guest that didn't comment on how great you guys played!
Thank You from the bottom of our hearts for making our day that much better!  You guys ROCK!!!!!!

Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas L. Albano

Racquet Club: Henry-McDonald, October 29, 2011

October 29, 2011
Hi Shavin,
We just wanted to thank you again for the incredible job you guys did at our wedding on October 29th at the Racquet Club. Everyone is still talking about our wedding and how much fun it was, and raving about the band! You're all so talented and friendly, and everything was just perfect. You did an awesome job with all of the songs we requested for our intro, first dance & parent dances. And I absolutely loved the song you guys learned for me! I'll never forget that. We really wanted our band and the dancing to be the focal point of the reception....and we definitely got our wish! You guys played the best songs and performed everything to perfection. Our guests had a blast, and declared Midnight Hour the "best wedding band ever", and we agree 100%. We will highly recommend you to any of our engaged friends & family.
Please pass along our gratitude to the rest of the band! 
Thanks again,
Beth & Mike

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