Strangers Band: Philadelphia Wedding and Party Band

Talamore Country Club: Morgan and Daniel – August 18, 2018

Denny, Rick, and the rest of the Strangers band:

We just wanted to thank you SO MUCH for helping to make our wedding celebration so perfect; we could not have asked for anything more! Honestly, looking back on our wedding day the part that keeps standing out to me is the perfect ceremony music, where the special day truly began! I know we were not easy to work with, since it took us forever to make decisions and we emailed you our ceremony entrance song choice just days before our wedding, but you took that and truly blew us away! It sounded absolutely PERFECT! I put emotional value with music, and now every time I hear that song I'm taken back to our wedding day and filled with such joy. I cannot thank you enough!

Also, the reception was amazing! Everyone had such a great time! Our family and friends have been raving non-stop about how great our band was. Cousins who never get up to dance didn't sit down all night (and continued to tell me this throughout the night)! The oldest person there (in her 80's) joined in the dance circle--never thought I'd see that happen! My parents kept telling me all night long "awesome choice on the band!" and at least 6 friends have told me it was the best wedding they've ever been to! What a huge compliment, doesn't get any better than that!

We first saw you play at the Ardmore Music Hall band showcase in October 2017, and were initially drawn to your high energy and clear passion for what you do. It was this high energy which fueled our wedding night and kept everyone smiling and dancing all night long! Going to concerts is something we frequently do together as a couple since music is important to us, and both of us knew instantly that you were the band for us!

We hope you enjoyed the night as much as everyone else did! We seriously cannot thank you enough for making all of our musical dreams come true! You are the best!!

- Morgan and Dan (Bride and Groom)

Talamore Country Club: Christina and Dan Heckmann – August 11, 2018

On 8/11 our daughter was married and the reception was at the Talamore Country Club near Ambler, PA. Strangers was the band and from the first note played, the dance floor was nonstop action. The energy exhibited in their music, the set list was spot on, and the compliments from family and friends told me this band made a great wedding celebration perfect. The decision to use BVTLive and book Strangers for this event was one of the best decisions made. Our guests are still telling me, several days later, it was an epic event. The music set the mood and Strangers delivered for us.

- Mother of Bride

The Mendenhall Inn: Nicole and Carl Marsini – August 4, 2018

Strangers Band absolutely made our wedding reception one of the best parties I have ever been to. Denny, the band leader, and Rick, the band's music director, were so great and easy to work with. I requested that our wedding party came out to a song and they performed it EXACTLY how I wanted! They also added some special requests to the playlist for my Colombian side of the family. The song list was amazing from the very first song to very last. Our dance floor was never empty, and my guests did not want to leave. I asked for a super fun party with great music, and that is what we got! We got married in August and my guests are still talking about Strangers. Trust me, they will NO disappoint you! Everyone in the band is so friendly and extremely talented! I hope to see Strangers perform again soon! Thank you everyone for making our wedding day perfect!

- Nicole (Bride)

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I choose Strangers as the band for my son's wedding, and could not have been happier with my choice. The dance floor was packed all evening. The band was personable and mingled with the guests at times. Choosing our playlist was easy, and allowed us to choose the music we enjoyed. Take a listen to this group, I think you will be pleased.

- Nick (Father of the Groom)

Linwood Estate: Kelly and Trevor Robinson – July 21, 2018

Denny,

A quick note to say thank you for the great job Strangers did at our wedding. I know Trevor and Kelly could not have been more pleased and I can’t start to tell you how many positive comments we received about the quality of the band, their energy level, the great selection of songs you played and the three hours of straight playing!!

I’ve always felt the most important ingredient of a successful wedding reception is the band/music and you once again convinced me that it’s true. I think we all believe you made the wedding the success it was!

We still have one more child to marry off and if I have any say in the matter, we would love to have Strangers III. Knowing Jimmy, however, you may have to play from wheelchairs. My guess is the performance would still be great! Thanks again.

- Bob and Lenore (Parents of the Bride)

Spring Mill Manor: Andrea and Tom – June 23, 2018

We used the band Strangers for our wedding last week. To say that they were amazing is an under statement. Strangers were unbelievable!! They were super easy to work with and very accommodating and played the music that we really wanted to hear.

We met with the band leader a few weeks prior to our wedding to discuss specifics. Denny was very friendly and easy to talk to. He was accommodating and worked with us to help make our wedding a night we wouldn't forget. During the reception, many of our guests came up to us asking about them and saying how wonderful they were. Even now, a week later people are still telling how how amazing Strangers is.

During the reception, I had missed a song that was very important to me. My husband asked them if they could play it again and there was ZERO hesitation. They gladly played the song over and it made my night!

This is band is super talented, energetic and fun and I would HIGHLY recommend them! I want to relive the night all over again! Thank you Strangers!!

- Andrea and Tom (Bride and Groom)
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Great wedding reception band! Kept guests on dance floor all night long!!

- Hale (Father of the Groom)

Talamore Country Club: Morgan and Daniel Stucatur – August 8, 2018

Denny, Rick, and the rest of the Strangers band:

We just wanted to thank you SO MUCH for helping to make our wedding celebration so perfect; we could not have asked for anything more! Honestly, looking back on our wedding day the part that keeps standing out to me is the perfect ceremony music, where the special day truly began! I know we were not easy to work with, since it took us forever to make decisions and we emailed you our ceremony entrance song choice just days before our wedding, but you took that and truly blew us away! It sounded absolutely PERFECT! I put emotional value with music, and now every time I hear that song I'm taken back to our wedding day and filled with such joy. I cannot thank you enough!

Also, the reception was amazing! Everyone had such a great time! Our family and friends have been raving non-stop about how great our band was. Cousins who never get up to dance didn't sit down all night (and continued to tell me this throughout the night)! The oldest person there (in her 80's) joined in the dance circle--never thought I'd see that happen! My parents kept telling me all night long "awesome choice on the band!" and at least 6 friends have told me it was the best wedding they've ever been to! What a huge compliment, doesn't get any better than that!

We first saw you play at the Ardmore Music Hall band showcase in October 2017, and were initially drawn to your high energy and clear passion for what you do. It was this high energy which fueled our wedding night and kept everyone smiling and dancing all night long! Going to concerts is something we frequently do together as a couple since music is important to us, and both of us knew instantly that you were the band for us!

We hope you enjoyed the night as much as everyone else did! We seriously cannot thank you enough for making all of our musical dreams come true! You are the best!!

-Morgan (Bride)

The Mendenhall Inn: Nicole and Carl- August 4, 2018

Strangers Band absolutely made our wedding reception one of the best parties I have ever been to. Denny, the band leader, and Rick, the band's music director, were so great and easy to work with. I requested that our wedding party came out to a song and they performed it EXACTLY how I wanted! They also added some special requests to the playlist for my Colombian side of the family. The song list was amazing from the very first song to very last. Our dance floor was never empty, and my guests did not want to leave. I asked for a super fun party with great music, and that is what we got! We got married in August and my guests are still talking about Strangers. Trust me, they will NO disappoint you! Everyone in the band is so friendly and extremely talented! I hope to see Strangers perform again soon! Thank you everyone for making our wedding day perfect!

-Nicole (Bride)

The Mendenhall Inn – Nicole and Carl- August 4, 2018

I choose Strangers as the band for my son's wedding, and could not have been happier with my choice. The dance floor was packed all evening. The band was personable and mingled with the guests at times. Choosing our playlist was easy, and allowed us to choose the music we enjoyed. Take a listen to this group, I think you will be pleased.

-Nick (Father of Groom)

Spring Mill Manor: Andrea and Tom Peffall- June 23, 2018

Great wedding reception band! Kept guests on dance floor all night long!!

- Hale (Father of the Groom)

The Ballroom at the Ben: Aileen and Billy- May 27, 2018

Loved Jellyroll! My sister used them for her wedding 7 years ago and everyone could not stop talking about them. Decided to use them for mine since they were still so highly rated and so glad I did! Everyone was dancing the whole time.

- Aileen (Bride)

The Woodcrest Mansion at Cabrini College: Jessica and Justin Bostwick– October 28, 2017

Hi Denny,
Jessie and I just got back from the honeymoon and are trying to adjust to the time difference and get back to normal life. We couldn’t have been happier with how well you guys did! Everyone we’ve talked to so far that was at our wedding said the same thing and how much fun they had. You guys seriously killed it and and kept the party going the entire time. We have a quick iPhone video of when the horn players came outside closer to the end of the night and we’ve probably watched it 100 times lol. The whole experience was really cool. And thanks again for humoring me and letting me sing (or try to sing) a song with you all. We had the best time and can’t say enough about how much fun we had! Thanks again for everything!
Best,

- Justin & Jessie (Groom and Bride)
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Having the Strangers play at my son’s wedding made it a most memorable event! The music selection was amazing! The bandmembers drew in the crowd and kept us dancing nonstop! It was the best decision to hire them. Our guests raved about the band too! Thank you, Strangers! Thank you BVT Live!!

- Dianna (Mother of the Groom)

The Merion: Jess and Sean Baker – October 7, 2017

We had the strangers at our wedding and we would highly recommend them. Denny, the band leader, took the time to meet with us beforehand and go over all of our requests and the timeline of the night, as well as took the time to learn about our families and bridal party. He especially took the time to go over the pronunciation of each name to ensure smoothness during the reception. He was an excellent MC, kept the night flowing smoothly, and made sure to communicate with other vendors for important moments of the night. Our dance floor was packed full the entire night, even the grandmom's in wheelchairs were on the dance floor. We got many compliments on the band as they played a large genre of music including oldies to the newest hits.

- Jess (Bride)

THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding day run so smoothly! Thank you for being so organized and keeping steady with the timeline, being an amazing MC, learning our first dance, and being so much fun with our crowd!! Everyone is still talking about walking on sunshine and coming out to the dance floor! Our favorite part of the night was when you played a song for sean & I only while we got photos and a first look at our ballroom. Thank you for coordinating with other vendors and making the night seem effortless. We had the best day/night of our lives and the dance floor was packed all night! We hope you enjoyed some of the entertainment from our guests as well, we have quite the crew!!

- Jess and Sean (Bride and Groom)

Townsend Room: Bridget and Brian Tait – September 23, 2017

I was against using a band. Let's be honest bands are not cheap and I had a DJ lined. My wife would not budge on the issue so we began the process of looking for a band. We both enjoyed going to the Ardmore Music Hall to see the BVT band showcase and we selected The Strangers. Best move we ever made. When you realize that you only get one chance to do it right on your wedding day you understand the cost is worth it. We met with band leader Dennis Bloomingdale who went over the playlist and explained the sequence of songs and why. He was extremely thorough. Strangers just blew the doors off of the reception hall. Dennis did an excellent job as the Master of Ceremonies and Strangers had us out on the dance floor and kept the energy up the whole time. Beyond the fact that Strangers changed my opinion about a band vs. D.J. I know they were the real deal because EVERYONE commented on how much they enjoyed the band. Friends that I have known since I was a kid who would never hold back their true opinions and feelings raved about Strangers. I would use Strangers again and recommend them to anyone for any occasion.

- Brian (Groom)

Fox 29 Salute the Troops 2017 – September 15, 2017

To the best in the biz…What can I possibly say when THANK YOU just isn’t enough?! I truly and sincerely thank you for everything you do…coming out and supporting our event every year. The band adds so much energy to the morning and fun & just keeps it going. I appreciate you working with us with the kinks throughout with the play, stop, play—haha! Just part of live TV, but it was great & always entertaining. You’ve been part of the event for 5 yrs. now, and I can’t imagine what we did before we had you—couldn’t ask for a better partner in helping it become the success it has. Please thank everyone in the band & BVT Live for allowing you to spend your time with us…it means a lot to us and I know it means a lot to the military (as I’ve heard many times)
Please reach out for anything in the meantime, and we’ll be chatting soon…10 yrs here we come!

- Jodi (Fox TV)

Ballroom at Ellis Preserve: Erin and Jon Domzalski – July 14, 2017

You guys were awesome. I did not expect that many people dancing all night! You had Aunts and Uncles who normally lounge around for parties, up and dancing and having a good time!

Not sure if Erin did, but I didn't get to thank everyone. Please extend our thanks to all the members. Your vocalists with their range was a big talking point, as well as your drummer throwing down some double bass! Guitarist was smooth as was the bass. Horns were just the icing on the cake! Can't forget about the keys and bongos. Overall, great performance. I hope you guys had as much fun as everyone else (especially the mother of the bride!)

We'll be sure to recommend you to anyone looking for a band at their wedding!

- Jon (Groom)

Deerfield: Amanda and Jeff Blumenthal – April 8, 2017

From start to finish, Strangers Band was such an amazing group to work with. Prior to our wedding, my husband and I had an hour skype meeting with Denny and Rick to discuss song selections, wedding party pronunciations, flow of the day, etc. which was extremely helpful. They were so friendly and knowledgeable and really helped us envision how the day would be. They were really open to suggestions too and customizations to ensure everything was perfect. The ceremony and cocktail music was elegant and really helped set the tone for the day. Then the full band came into action for the start of the reception and truly brought such amazing energy and vibe to the reception hall! I think everyone was eager to finish their dinner so we could start the full dance set. Once the full dance set began, barely anyone stayed in their seats! The band played such amazing songs that were appropriate for all audiences and kept the dance floor packed all night. Some friends I had never seen dance before were letting lose! At one point my father-in-law got on the microphone for a cameo performance which was so fun! Truly no one wanted the night to end since we were all having such an amazing time! Following our wedding, every guest I talked to said it was the most fun wedding they had ever been to, mostly because the band was so amazing! Numerous people said it was the best band they've ever listened to and raved about how talented the group was. It definitely was a major stand out element that set our wedding apart from others. The drummer even went above and beyond to mail us drumsticks and drum covers because he heard my uncle was asking for the sticks at the end of the night - such an amazing act of thoughtfulness! Overall, I highly recommend the Strangers Band and cannot thank them enough for making my wedding the best day of my life!

- Amanda

Knowlton Mansion: Andrea and Sean Gryger – March 18, 2017

Hi Denny,
Thank you and the rest of the band so much for everything on Saturday! The ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception music were fantastic. We had an amazing time and we know that our family and friends had a great time as well. We received many compliments on the entertainment you provided. Thank you for helping to make the night so memorable!

Best,
Andrea and Sean

The Anthony Wayne House: Alexa and Jim Sauls – October 29, 2016

We had Strangers perform at my daughters wedding on 10/29/16. They were absolutely fantastic. The dance floor was rocking all night long. When the horns came out on the dance floor the place lit up. Can't say enough. BVTLive was a pleasure to deal with. From start to finish it couldn't have been easier thanks to them.

- Howard (Father of the Bride)

Hotel DuPont: Ronald McDonald House Fundraiser – October 22, 2016

You guys did a great job!  Thank you so much – everyone had a blast!

- Barbara Loeslein (Development Director - Ronald McDonald House of Delaware)

Pinecrest Country Club: Alicia and Chris Kammerer – October 8, 2016

You guys ROCKED last night!!! So many of our guests told us that you guys put on one hell of a show and it was the best wedding they've ever been at. We would recommend you guys to anybody! Thank you!!


We chose Strangers to play at our wedding and it was hands down the best decision we made throughout our wedding planning process. This band is absolutely incredible. The dance floor was PACKED from the moment dinner was over until the lights went on at 11:00pm. Their energy is awesome and they are so talented! Our guests complimented them all night long. BVT and the Strangers - thank you for helping us make our wedding the best night of our lives!

- Alicia & Chris

Fox 29 Morning Show: Salute the Military – September 23, 2016

What can I say about my favorite band?

There are no words to express how thankful I am to have you guys be a part of the military show for the past 4 yrs.

Your support of this day means so much not just to me and my station, but to everyone who comes out—military and the public. You keep everyone entertained all morning—couldn’t do it without you! I know it’s a long morning—up early, etc. but you guys just know how to put on a show!

So glad to showcase your talents! You’re a pleasure to work with and know and here’s to the next one!

Let me know if you need anything in the meantime…always happy to help!

- Jodi (Fox 29 Salute the Troops)

Merion Golf Club: Molly and Duncan Watts – June 11, 2016

A great band is the sine qua non of a great wedding and the Strangers were everything we’d hoped for. From our entrance (GnR!) to the final song (Journey!) they kept the energy high, the crowd happy, and the dance floor crowded. They were also a pleasure to work with: friendly and accommodating of our requests, but also happy to exercise their own judgement when we asked them to. We were thrilled with their performance and would recommend them without hesitation.


Thank you so much for the email. I had planned to write today to say THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! We had such a wonderful time on Saturday and Strangers really made the party what it was. Many people have told us how fantastic you were and we couldn't agree more. From our "Sweet Child O' Mine" entrance to the (perfect length) "Can't Help Falling in Love With You" to "Don't Stop Believing" to end the night... we really couldn't have asked for anything better.

Thanks again,

Molly and Duncan

Atrium at the Curtis Center: Tracy and Brandon Pfister – May 28, 2016

Strangers, led by bandleader Denny, was truly fantastic! We received many compliments on how great our band was and how much fun everyone had dancing the night away. Denny went above and beyond from the moment we met him, helping to make sure our special requests were taken care of. Many guests went as far as to say this was the best wedding they have ever been to! We can not thank you enough for making this a night we will never forget!!

All the best,

Tracy and Brandon Pfister


Thank you very much Denny! We were very glad that you were a part of our wedding. So many people complimented the band saying what an amazing wedding reception we had! You and the rest of the Strangers kept people on the dance floor all night long! We can't thank you enough and will continue to recommend you to our friends and family!

Willow Creek Winery: Jen and Mike Balotti – May 21, 2016

Wow.....Strangers....what can I say. Other than my beautiful bride, the band Strangers was the thing that received the second most compliments from our wedding. Our whole goal was to have a ton of fun and have everyone up and moving the entire time, and they delivered. They made the process easy from the outset, and were great to communicate with, fun to have some drinks with, and were able to read from us exactly what it was we were seeking. I cannot thank Denny and Strangers enough for making the most important day of our lives one of the most fun......

Penn Museum: Catherine and Gregory O’Brien – April 16, 2016

Thanks so much for making our wedding wonderful. Everyone had such a great time. I really loved the horns coming out for 'Walking on Sunshine' - it really made my night!

Thanks again,

Catherine & Greg

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