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.
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
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
Private Residence: Surprise 40th Birthday Party
I went to a party on Friday night and Midnight Hour was there. They were excellent and really made the night. Often the band is something to have for just some of the entertainment, but not at this party! They really were impressive and the range of music really brought people together. If I knew they were performing at an upcoming event, I would go out of my way to be there!
DuPont Country Club: Pollock-McNew Wedding, July 5, 2008
July 5, 2008
Dear Shavin & Midnight Hour,
Breck and I cannot thank you enough for your performance at our wedding on Saturday night at the DuPont Country Club. Shavin, I could not have asked for a better band leader -- I loved working with you, and appreciate your dedication as well as your suggestions. Our guests were enthralled by the band, and I had an incredible time thanks to you! Thank you for making the night so special!
Sarah and Breck McNew
Bride and Groom
Ocean City Yacht Club: Inglesby-Olek Wedding, June 2008
Wow, wow, wow! We can't thank you and Midnight Hour enough for helping to make our reception a major success. Hope you and the band had as much fun as we did on June 14th! Weeks after the wedding, we continue to receive over the top compliments on how amazing the band sounded. You did an excellent job keeping the energy up, and everyone dancing from beginning to 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. You were great to work around our choreographed first dance, letting my fatherget up and do a few songs with the band, as well as making room for Mike to perform with his friend. It was truly the time of our lives! A recent compliment we received was that you were the best wedding band one of our guests had ever heard...and she's "heard a lot of wedding bands". Again, thank you for all you did and for making Midnight Hour's pure talent a huge part of our special day. I know we will be recommending your services well into the future, and I'm sure our guests will, too!
Thanks again and take care,
Paige and Mike Ingelsby
Flanders Hotel: MacCoy-Zaprala Wedding, May 31, 2008
May 31, 2008
Shavin, we can't thank you enough for your phenomenal performance at our wedding at The Flanders! Everyone was raving about the energy levels of the wedding's dance floor. We can't express our level of satisfaction in words, but I especially would like to thank you for the bridal party entrance music - that was the funkiest version of the Theme From 2001 that I've ever heard. Your whole approach to our reception, from the cocktail hour to the after party, was very professional and met all of our needs. Thanks Again!!!
- John & Jessica Zaprala
Bride and Groom
Normandy Farms-Silo Ballroom: Wojcik-Armstrong Wedding, May 3, 2008
May 3, 2008
On behalf of my wife Allison, her family, my family, and myself, I would like to extend our deep appreciation for the work Midnight Hour put forth on our special day. I can't tell you how many compliments we've received for the outstanding job you did. We truly couldn't have asked for a better performance. On a personal note, Allison and I loved your rendition of "This Year's Love"by David Grey. I hope you add it to your song list, because other couples would have to feel honored to have such a beautiful rendition played for them.
Excellent work! Thanks again!
Pinecrest Country Club: Gasbarre-McCracken Wedding, December 8, 2007
December 8, 2007
We had Midnight Hour at our Wedding on December 8, 2007, and they were the life of the party! The bandleader, Shavin Duffy, was absolutely great to work with in the weeks leading up to our event. At our wedding reception, from the bridal party being introduced to Christmas music, to our first song (which the band learned for us and did aGREAT job with), to the band learning and playing "Fins", we can't even put in words how pleased we were! We are still getting compliments from everyone! We have to say, the only complaint we have is that the night went way too fast! We would like to sincerely thank Midnight Hour for making our wedding reception more special and fun than we could have ever imagined!
Patrick and Amanda McCracken
Bride and Groom
Wilmington Country Club: Holiday Party for Ashby & Geddes
I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed having Midnight Hour play at our party. I can't tell you how many people were raving over them! Brandywine Valley Talent and Midnight Hour made my job of finding a band for our holiday party much easier than I could have ever imagined!
West Shore Country Club: Piotrowski – Hashkowitz Wedding
October 27, 2007
Midnight Hour was PHENOMENAL! We got countless comments throughout the night about your performance. Great Job on the Led Zeppelin song! It was such a great night!
Kristen & Brian
We had the pleasure of having Midnight Hour at our daughter's wedding on October 27, 2007 in Camp Hill, PA. The band was absolutely awesome. Everyone was dancing--both old and young. Many people commented on how great the band was. We even extended the reception since no one wanted to leave. Wish we could do it all over again!! Thanks again to Midnight Hour.
Joan & John Piotrowski
Pen Ryn: Seaner-Brown Wedding, June 9, 2007
June 9, 2007
To The Midnight Hour Band,
Wow, what can we say that would do your band justice. I first saw your band online and requested a DVD. We listened to it and loved it.Then we came to the "Showcase of Bands" at the Crowne Plaza and we were hooked. We met Shavin and Tiny and the rest is history.We couldn't wait for the reception. We knew everything was going to be great. We had a fabulous reception site and great band. A great band I said, was I wrong! We had a fantastic band. Idon’t think the dance floor was ever empty, even during dinner. I can't tell you how many quests came up to inquire about your band. We had guests that don't normally dance out on the dance floor. My son said to me that he had to look up at you a number of times to see if you were really singing because is sounded so good, he thought it was a CD. We didn't get a chance to talk with you during or after the reception, but my husband and I wanted to thank you for the outstanding job your band did and how much we enjoyed the music. I'm sure we will be recommending you quite often, because after the "bride &groom" you were the hit of the night. Thanks again and keep playing such wonderful music.
Bob and Sylvia Seaner
Montrose Inn: Kennedy-Devries Wedding, May 5, 2007
May 5, 2007
I have not had a chance to send out anything to the band but could you please extend my thanks, for making everything flow so seamlessly the night of the wedding! Mark and I picked Midnight Hour based on a quick showcase performance and were not really sure what we were getting into with them ~ they were the "unknown" of the wedding...but I received more compliments on the band than almost anything else...They could tell how the quests were responding to certain styles and just kept everyone on the dance floor all night long! They were great ~ so please extend to them my thanks and appreciation!
Westin Providence RI: Austism Society of America
Just wanted to let you know what a great job Midnight Hour did Friday night at the ASA even in Providence, RI. It's great when you have the guests chanting one more song and the dance floor is still full at the end of the event.
Mendenhall Inn: Metzgar-Huppman, October 14, 2006
October 14, 2006
Oh my God....what a wonderful performance your band did for our wedding. We have received so many compliments about he wedding and your band. Of course, Rob and I agree. The difference between a good wedding and a great wedding is the music, and we believe you made our wedding great!!!!! Thank you so much! Several people have asked for your contact information, so maybe you will be getting some calls for future events.That would be fine with us as we may be invited to those events and then we would get to hear you again.
Thank you so much!!
Michele and Rob Huppman
Bride and Groom
Whitemarsh Valley Country Club : Kato -Arnold Wedding 9/23/06
Midnight Hour played at our wedding on September 23, 2006, and they were phenomenal! We are still getting compliments from our guests! Our experience with Shavin was great. He made it clear from the beginning that he would do everything possible to make our wedding day special. And he did! My husband and I were very particular about the type of music we wanted. Shavin and the band responded with a wonderful set list that entertained all night. If you are looking for the perfect band for your wedding ... this is the one! you can't go wrong with Midnight Hour.Thank you again, Midnight Hour, for helping to make our day so memorable!
Joanna & Doug Arnold
Old Mill Rose Valley: Tappert-Berman Wedding, September 3, 2006
September 3, 2006
Dear Midnight Hour,
Adam and I wanted to share our thoughts with you...You ROCKED! The music during our wedding kept the dance floor hopping. Every song you learned for us was done perfectly and you handled all of the arrangements with professionalism. We still receive compliments from guests about your talent.
Thanks for providing great music for a perfect day!
Laura and Adam Berman
Bride and Groom
Hotel duPont: Skibicki-Esposito, August 26, 2006
August 26, 2006
I wanted to send you a note to let you know that both Midnight Hour and Stringsations did an outstanding job at our wedding. I had Carol Armstrong and Stringsations play my ceremony music and it was beautiful! Midnight Hour provided background music for our cocktail hour and then player our reception--they were a HUGE hit! I can't tell you how many people commented on how great the band was. They played the right mix of songs and were able to keep things moving along.
It was a pleasure to work with Brandywine Valley Talent for our wedding--thank you again for making our special day perfect!
Philmont Country Club: Rubinsohn-Epley Wedding, June 3, 2006
June 3, 2006
Dear Shavin, Joanne, and the rest of Midnight Hour-
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! There are no words to express how grateful we are to you for making our wedding such a special event in our lives. I can't even tell you how many people came up to me that night (and so many times since then) and said, "I love the band." "The band is amazing." "I want them to come to Michigan to do my wedding." And even, "I'd love to see the playlist you gave them. The song selection is so perfect. They play EVERYTHING!" And my response to all of them was, "You have no idea. They have gone above and beyond my expectations in preparation for tonight."
I was the most annoying bride, emailing and calling you guys almost daily with requests that were outside the realm of usual requests (can you play this song? can we dance to this song?). I asked you to learn two songs, one for our first dance and one for the mother/groom dance, and you did. I wanted to sing to my husband in the ceremony, and you made it possible by providing me with the backing music and the sound system. And perhaps my craziest request, I had dreamed of recording a CD for my husband as a wedding gift, and not only did Joanne provide me with all of the backing music for the CD, but Shavin offered to try to help me record it as well.
You obliged every request no questions asked. You were so willing to help me make my vision a reality. And the night couldn't have been more perfect. You guys sounded the best that I'd ever heard you sound, and you created this almost palpable energy in the room. You could just feel this electricity in the air, and it lasted straight down to the very last song, at which point the crowd screamed out, "One more song! One more song!" and you obliged again. Sam and I can't stop talking about it (and neither can our friends and family... and it's been 3 weeks since the wedding!)
I feel like it was fate that I went to Let Them Eat Cake last year with my parents and heard you guys playing. Everyone else there was tasting all the wedding cakes, and I'm going, "Who's the band? Mom, I love that band!!!"
I just can't thank you guys enough. You were such a pleasure to work with, and you are all so talented at what you do. Thank you for making everything so wonderful. I can't wait to get the video so I can watch it all over again and see all the parts I missed. 🙂
Thank you so much. If you ever need a reference, please feel free to contact us.
Tracey (Rubinsohn) Epley
Philmont Country Club
Grounds For Sculpture: Mullen-Alansky Wedding, May 28, 2006
May 28, 2006
I cannot thank you and the band enough for the outstanding performance at our wedding. Mark and I never could have imagined that the band would be as amazing as you were. You had the crowd dancing, having fun, you knew the right mood to set to keep the reception (and our guests) moving and shaking. Every conversation with guests since the wedding has included compliments on Midnight Hour talent, charisma, and performance. Some people say the memorable part of the wedding is the food. We disagree- I attribute the overwhelming success of the reception to you and the rest of the band.
Thank you again for making it so memorable.
Maura and Mark Alansky
Bride and Groom
Rehoboth Beach Country Club: Bitter-Worch Wedding, April 29, 2006
April 29, 2006
I don't even know where to begin. Ryan and I could not have been more honored to have you play at our wedding. You all came so highly recommended, and you certainly blew the roof off the place. We have been inundated with phone calls and emails from family and friends on how great and FUN you were!! From the song choices, to your accuracy, to your energy, we felt as if you truly put your heart and soul into each and every performance. We cannot thank you enough, and I will do anything possible to recommend you to everyone I know.
"Thunder Road" was certainly a highlight of my night... what a performance!!! Just watching you sing was very emotional for me. Each of you deserve alot of credit. I cannot say enough to show you my appreciation. We've had numerous comments about the Piano Man and how you brought the night to an emotional close with laughter and tears. You honestly were the best band we have EVER heard, and we feel special to have had you there on our day. Thanks again, and I truly hope we see/hear you all very soon.
Please take care, and best of luck to you and the band!
Kristen& Ryan Worch
PS. Please give us anyone's name who is inquiring about Midnight Hour. I know Ryan and I both (along with friends and family) would be happy to speak to them. That is actually how we were turned onto you in the first place. Well done!
West Shore Country Club: Winters-McNicholl Wedding
April 15, 2006
For anyone considering the Midnight Hour band, let me tell you that this was the best investment of our entire wedding day.
Midnight Hour was not only professional and organized, but also went above and beyond any of our greatest expectations. The song selection was perfect. From Eminem to Stix and even Frank Sinatra, the music covered the tastes of all generations.
In an effort to make my day special, Midnight Hour learned several new songs which they played during our ceremony. Their rendition of Lady brought me to tears. Midnight Hour was even gracious enough to welcome me into a band member's home so that we could practice a duet for my husband. We will never forget my duet with Shavin.
To this day, our guests still rave about Midnight Hour. I have heard on several occasions, and I must agree that, "this was the best wedding band I have ever heard."
Jason and Michele McNicholl
West Shore Country Club (Camp Hill, PA)
West Chester University: Triple Crown Gala
April 1, 2006
Thanks for bringing Midnight Hour to the stage. The band was great!
Director of Annual Giving and Corporate Relations
West Chester University
Philadelphia Art Alliance: Cleaver-Wright Wedding
December 17, 2005
I could not more stronglyrecommend Midnight Hour-- they made our wedding.
During the time we were planning our wedding, I often felt like I had to chase after some of our vendors, but not Midnight Hour. Shavin actually called me periodically throughout the planning process to make sure our plans were all coming together, and that was very comforting. Shavin was so easy to get in touch with, and reassured me that I did not have to worry about the band, that they would take care of everything... and they did!
When the big night arrived, everyone was so impressed with Midnight Hour. My godfather, who has been in the recording industry for decades, would not believe how good the band was. He asked for their card, and later commented to me, 'When he sang Fields of Gold' I had no idea it was not Sting!' Even people who I've never seen dance before were up on the floor. I just cannot explain how good they were. We couldn't have asked for more.
Nothing could have been a better endorsement for the happiness and joy of our wedding day than the enthusiastic performance of those very talented musicians. And they were so nice too. At the end of the night, and now a few months later, their music remains one of the defining elements to a day we will remember with so much happiness for the rest of our lives.
Philadelphia Art Alliance
The Golden Inn: Criniti-Panzarella Wedding, September 24, 2005
September 24, 2005
Hiring Midnight Hour was the best investment we made for our wedding. They totally set the fun tone that we wanted for the entire reception and had everyone- from our 4 year old nephew to our 80-something old aunts and uncles- dancing the entire time. Midnight Hour maintained high energy throughout the reception and interacted well with the crowd. They learned three new songs for us, including our first dance, an 80's tune, and a 60's song, and all of them sounded great. They followed all of our wishes exactly, from what we wanted to be called during announcements, to the timeline of the reception, to the list of songs that we did and didn't want them to play (that was very important!), and our guests loved being able to sing some songs with the band. Months later, we continue to get raves from our guests, that they were one of the best bands they've ever heard. Thanks, Midnight Hour, for an awesome time!
Shannon and Tom
The Golden Inn
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!!!!!