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.

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

Hartefeld National Golf Club: Crossley-Labruyere Wedding, June 19, 2009

June 19, 2009

Dear Shavin,

We cannot thank you and the band enough for your outstanding performance at our wedding.  We are still hearing from friends and relatives about how "our" band is the best wedding band they have ever heard.  For me, the fact that you took the time to learn our wedding song and worked with me to keep it a secret from Ken until that day was really amazing, almost as amazing as Ken's face when he recognized the opening lines to the David Bowie song!  He told me that he was just blown away at your rendition of the song and how perfectly it was played. 

Thanks again for making our day exactly what we hoped it would be!  Feel free to reprint this anywhere you like!

Marie & Ken Crossley

Bride and Groom

West Shore Country Club: Seibert-Bowles Wedding, May 30, 2009

May 30, 2009

Dear Shavin & Midnight Hour,We had a blast dancing to the music at our wedding, and all of ourguests mentioned how much they loved the band's performances.  Thesongs we requested the band to learn sounded amazing, and weappreciated all the hard work you put in to learn them.  Also, theflow of the wedding was perfect and went exactly how I imagined itduring the planning phase.  Thank you all once again!

Kate and Eric Bowles

Bride and Groom

Concordville Inn: Good-Gondolfo Wedding, May 8, 2009

May 8, 2009

Dear Shavin,Michael and I absolutely loved having your band at our reception! You guys really made the evening wonderful. Our guests still tell us how much they enjoyed the band.  We really loved how you got people onto the dance floor.  Our special request for you to do The Hokey Pokey was great, with all of the kids and adults laughing and having a great time.  We especially appreciate the time you spent prior to the wedding, working with Michael to help him prepare the song he sang to me.  It was a very special part of the evening.

Our day was perfect, and you were a big part of it. Thank you very much!Michael and Sarah GondolfoBride and Groom

Concordville Inn

Rivercrest Country Club: Phoenixville Chamber of Commerce Charity Ball, March 7th 2009

Hello Shavin, Many thanks to you and the band for everything that you did to make the Phoenixville Chamber of Commerce's 2009 Charity Ball such a success!  The music was wonderful, and everybody had a great time - evidenced by the packed dance floor up until your very last song!  Also, thank you for helping out with the announcements during the silent auctions -- you made the auctions very easy for me to manage, and I truly appreciated that.  We have heard nothing but great feedback about you for all of our guests - you definitely got the party started and kept it going!

I would be happy to provide a reference for anyone considering Midnight Hour in the future!

Thanks again,

Stacey Halstead

"Create The Moment" Wedding & Event Planners


James Creese Student Center: Drexel Through The Decades Gala May 2, 2009

I would like to thank Midnight Hour for their fantastic job at the University Gala on May 2nd.  They were flexible when needed, always professional, and most importantly, amazing musicians.  Our guests enjoyed the variety of music provided, as well as the fun stage presence. 

Thanks Again,

Darin Pfeifer

Rivercrest Golf Club: Stout-O’Leary Wedding February 7, 2009

Midnight Hour is Fantastic!  They brought such an atmosphere of fun, excitement, and happiness to our wedding reception.  All of our guests commented on how spectacular the band was, and how they made the event 'above and beyond' any other wedding that they had ever attended.  The musical abilities of the band members and the variety of vocals makes almost any song you would like available for you to use - including the theme song from "The Simpson's," which the band played as we entered the ballroom.  Additionally, Pepper (the band leader) brought a ton of great ideas when we met with him to discuss our reception, and he worked with us to bring creativity into the Father/Daughter dance, our entrance song, the bouquet toss, and our first dance.  They are so much fun to work with and we would use them again in a heartbeat!

Thank you so much!

Amber and James O’Leary

Crowne Plaza Valley Forge: Goldberg-Flis Wedding December 27, 2008

Midnight Hour had everyone on the dance floor from the beginning of the reception to the very end. We were more than impressed by their performance! They exceeded our expectations - our guests loved every song & danced the night away. Thanks for helping us throw a truly amazing wedding celebration.  You guys were awesome!


Mark & Ali Flis

Crowne Plaza Valley Forge, Dec. 27, 2008

Belle Voir Manor: Wieczorek-Greblunas Wedding November 1, 2008

We absolutely loved having Midnight Hour play for our wedding.  I can't tell you how much John and I LOVED the music!!!!!!!!!!!  Our guests were telling us throughout the evening (and long after the wedding) how much they enjoyed the music and thought you guys were fabulous.  I'm so excited that you will be playing for my brother's wedding in July 2009...as John and I will get to groove to Midnight Hour again!!! 

Also, thank you for being so accomodating to our requests.  My dad's polka sounded fantastic on your system....I cant believe it sounded that good.  By the way, you guys also play a mean polka as well! The Brian Setzer song you guys learned was perfect...literally....it couldnt have been better.  

What seemed so great was that I felt like the band has a great time playing music together...you can see it and hear it!!! I will always recommend Midnight Hour to friends and family.  I really feel like the band made our wedding perfect. 

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.   

Melissa and John Greblunas

November 1, 2008

Hotel Sofitel: Strauss-Hagarty Wedding, October 18, 2008

October 18, 2008

Midnight Hour was outstanding. Their sound was great, they played lots of different types of music, which was perfect for our diverse group, they played and didn't talk a lot, just as we wanted. We loved them, as did our guests. And, the dance floor was packed all night--the ultimate tribute!

Thank you to Midnight Hour!

Cathy Strauss

Mother of the Bride

Radnor Hotel: Horowitz-Wzorek Wedding, October 4, 2008

October 4, 2008

I cannot think of enough superlatives to attribute to Midnight Hour. You just played at my daughter's wedding on October 4th. I knew when I heard the clip that your group was terrific, but you were above and beyond. One of my biggest fears was that no one would dance at the affair. That fear left quickly. Your sound is unbelievable, your members are talented (understatement), professional, and accomodating. There were more calls the next days than I could count. The music was diverse, not too loud, and helped to create the wedding of our dreams. I cannot thank you enough.

Lenore Horowitz

Mother of the Bride

Currents Ballroom at the Adventure Aquarium: NACE National Conference Annual Gala

Midnight Hour was incredible! From their professionalism to their outstanding musicianship, they kept us on the dance floor the entire night. From singing along with the band, to strutting our dance moves, we had such a great time! Dancing was a fun way to catch up with all of our NACE friends from around the nation.

Hilary Werner (NACE Philadelphia Chapter President)

The Down Town Club: Lawler-Dombroski Wedding, September 19, 2008

September 19, 2008

Hi Shavin!

Midnight Hour surpassed our expectations! Since we did not have a receiving line at the church, our plan was to get around to as many tables as possible at the reception. Our plan happily failed! We made it to three out of fourteen tables because the band had our guests (and ourselves) on the dance floor the entire night! We have since heard many wonderful things about Midnight Hour and the music selection from our family and friends and we are so pleased that you were such a big part of our day. Thanks for making our wedding reception a night we will never forget!

Jeremy & Bridget Dombroski

Bride and Groom

Stone Harbor Country Club: Flanders-Smith Wedding, September 6, 2008

September 6, 2008

Dear Shavin and Midnight Hour,

Thank you all so so much for putting on such an amazing show for our friends and family last night. Whenwe saw you play for the first time about a year ago we were blown away and told everyone that they were in for a really great time atour wedding. Fortunately, you not only proved us right, but you far exceeded our expectations! You sounded so fantastic and everyone told us so. Everyone wanted to know how we got in touch with you, and the consensus was that you were the best band anyone had ever heard at a wedding! Although tropical storm Hanna threatened to make our wedding a washout, you managed to take everyone's mind off the weather and had everyone dancing the entire night...we really are grateful to you all.


Susanne & Andy

Bride and Groom