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.

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

Hi Kurt!

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!

Janet Esposito

Bride

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

Shavin,

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

Dear Shavin,

Bravo!!!!

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!

Best Regards,

Melissa Cauler

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.

Olivia Cleaver

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

The Meadows: Horvath-Matthews Wedding, June 11, 2005

June 11, 2005

You guys were AWESOME!!! I have never been to a wedding where the whole dance floor chanted "one more song" until it was my own. I can't say enough about the band, we couldn't have been happier. Guests asked if we had a recorded wedding song which was "Feels like home" and the truth is, it was the band, they're that good. If anyone is looking for a band that will keep the crowd moving from minute one, look no further, it is this band. We had a great time and appreciate all of the work that went into our wedding.

Thanks again,

Patrick and Jessica Matthews
The Meadows

Mendenhall Inn: DiMarco-Algeo Wedding, June 4, 2005

June 4, 2005

Pepper,

Thank you so much for everything. Everyone had an amazing time and kept raving about our band. The songs were great, and I never wanted to leave the dance floor. The songs you learned especially for us were also really great (we were actually a little shocked by how well the band learned them!). Also, playing back-up for my brother-in-law's song was perfect. People were coming up all night and saying how much they loved the band, and even compared Midnight Hour to a New York band. Your female singer, Joanne, was fantastic, as all of you were. I had so much fun singing with Tiny! I also appreciated you guys playing La Bamba with my cousin and friend singing- it was great to be able to have our guests involved in all the fun. My parents and in-laws keep saying how impressed they all were with you guys as well as all the guests I have spoken to. You guys really made the wedding, and like I said, I couldn't leave the dance floor. And I must say, I thought it was really cool that the staff was having trouble serving dinner because no one would stop dancing.

Thanks again for everything. We really appreciated and enjoyed having you to complete our wedding day.

Elayne Algeo

Bride

Brantwyn: Williams-Ward Wedding, June 3, 2005

June 3, 2005

To the crew of Midnight Hour:

You guys are simply the best!! Thank you so much for making our wedding on June 3, 2005 at Brantwyn so special. Everyone raved about the band and how awesome you were. My sister and her fiance liked you all so much that she booked you for her July 2006 wedding. You are a talented group of people and we feel lucky that you played our wedding!

Sincerely

Abby and Ryan Ward

Bride and Groom

Eagle Ridge Golf Club: Lopriore-Christmann Wedding, May 29, 2005

May 29, 2005

Shavin,

We just got back from St. Maarten...............it was fantastic!

On behalf of not only myself and Tracy (this includes everyone I have spoken with since our reception).........The Midnight Hour Band's performance was EXCEPTIONAL! You guys deserve much of the credit for making our wedding "Perfect". As you know, we spent countless hours searching for bands and finally made the decision (after listening and viewing a performance in person) to have Midnight Hour perform on our special day. You guys certainly did not surprise me because I knew that your performance would be top notch. Tracy and I will always cherish and admire the hard work and dedication your group committed to in mastering "Georgia On My Mind"........it was truly an outstanding and everlasting moment.  I cannot say enough about you and the group.  Not only are you guys tremendously gifted and perform miles above your competition...........you have great character and are noticebly genuine.

Thank you!

Jeffrey & Tracy Christmann


Bride and Groom

The Raquet Club: O’Donnell-Dougherty Wedding, May 14, 2005

May 14, 2005

Thank you again for your great performance at our wedding. The intros were great, and so many of our guests commented on how great you were and how good a time they had dancing. I apprecaite all the work you put into it, and hope you guys enjoyed it too.

Take care...

Neil Dougherty

Paxton Hollow: Beswick-Colonnello Wedding, April 30, 2005

April 30, 2005

Shavin!

The wedding was great! in fact, whenever our wedding is mentioned the first thing that rolls off the tongue of my guests is how AWESOME the band (you guys of course) played. Two of our friends have since tried booking you for their weddings but you already had other engagements on their wedding dates.

Words can't express how you and the group turned the night into "party time"! It was truly more than I could have imagined. My husband, who was originally skeptical of having a band, ended the evening with a different point of view.

Sorry for gushing over your performance like this, but tell the group they are worth every penny, and more! Thanks again for helping to make my special evening an amazing time to remember.

Cheers!

Patty Beswick

Paxton Hollow: Beswick-Collonello Wedding, April 30, 2005

April 30, 2005

To all the brides-to-be out there:

My wedding was April 30, 2005. Hiring Midnight Hour for my wedding reception was one of the best decisions I made.

First, let me tell you if you are looking for an evening to dance and party the night away the Midnight Hour is your band! They had my guests up on their feet all night dancing. It looked like a nigh club with the dance floor packed and no one sitting down! The music will get even those who don't like to dance up and moving (I have pictures of non-dancers at my wedding, and they're dancing! ha!). Their performance is outstanding. I would pay double their price to have them play again!

Second, Shavin is very professional and will go to great lengths to make sure everything is to your liking. He is very accomodating and works hard to make sure you're happy. The band members, like Shavin, strive to make your evening memorable.

Third, their performance was so unbelieveable that I still have people telling me that the band was amazing, and my reception was the best they ever attended. Most of their other comments were added onto their comments about the Midnight Hour (e.g., "oh, and the food was good, too").

I hope you decide to book them because you won't regret it. I was truly happy with their variety of music, energy, and professionalism. Trust me, it's one investment worth adding to your special day.

Good luck.

Patty Colonnello

Bride

Waterfall Banquet & Conference Center: Rush-Walstrom Wedding, November 6, 2004

November 6, 2004

Great job done by all at our daughter's wedding. We've already recommended you to several of our friends!

Winnie Rush (Mother of Bride)

Warrington Country Club: Robbins-Jeffers Wedding, September 25, 2004

September 25, 2004

Shavin,

I just wanted to say thank you so much for playing at our wedding. It was outstanding!! Thank you for learning those few songs for us-- it meant alot to us-- especially Landslide with my dad. I must have had at least 60 people tell me personally how great you guys were. We are so happy that you were recommended to us!! Thanks for the Bruce-- that made my day!

Jen Robbins

Warrington Country Club

Laurel Creek Country Club: Eickhoff-Dixon Wedding, June 5, 2004

June 5, 2004

We were delighted with Midnight Hour. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the music + the dance floor was always full!

Thank you!

Pam Eickhoff

Mother of the Bride

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