Strangers Band: Philadelphia Wedding and Party Band
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 BVTLive! 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 & BVTLive! 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!
Knowlton Mansion: Andrea and Sean Gryger – March 18, 2017
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!
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. BVTLive! 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.
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!
Catherine & Greg
The Union League of Philadelphia: New Years Eve Gala – December 31,2015
Please extend my heartfelt thank you and congratulations to STRANGERS for a fabulous evening of music/dancing. They were 5-star!
- Lucy M. Myers (Union League Activities & Special Events Director)
Michener Art Museum: Kelley-Price Wedding – October 2, 2015
"We had Strangers play at our wedding in October and had an absolute blast. Two months later, our friends and family are still raving about how great the band was. Guests had started dancing during the cocktail hour and kept going the whole night! Denny is fantastic to work with and made the whole process easy and fun. We are so grateful for Strangers for their professionalism and talent and for making our wedding unforgettable! Thank you so much for such a great time!"
- Julianne (Bride)
Union Trust: Szczurek-Graham Wedding – October 24, 2015
"We recently used Strangers for our wedding on 10/24 and all I can say is at the end of our wedding all of our guests were chanting encore! Everyone was dancing the entire night (including the slower songs)! Denny was absolutely wonderful to work with and he handled coordinating everything with our venue. I would highly recommend Strangers to anyone looking. Thanks a lot guys!"
- Rob (Groom)
Greenville Country Club: Gryan-Hill Wedding – July 18, 2015
"Strangers did an absolute amazing job at our wedding. All of guests raved about how talented our band was even a month after the wedding. The band kept our dance floor packed the entire night even though the reception was outside and it was a hot summer night. Strangers was worth every cent and really made our reception. I would highly recommend them for any upcoming event! They are the best!"
- Janeen and Tony (Bride and Groom)
Drexelbrook: Callahan-Nicholl Wedding- July 17, 2015 (Mother of Bride)
"The band, Strangers, was absolutely tremendous!!! Our guests continue to rave about the music at my daughter's wedding!! The dance floor was never empty! Denny, the manager, was amazing to work with , was willing to learn songs we requested and was flexible with a last minute change! Nothing was too much trouble for this group! Our only regret is we don't have another daughter to marry off, because we would use Strangers again! Thanks for making our daughter's wedding such a memorable one!"
- Sharon (Mother of Bride)
The Anthony Wayne House: Swartz-Todd Wedding – August 8, 2015
"From the first time we heard Strangers perform over a year ago we knew you would be the perfect band for our daughter’s wedding. As well as you performed at the “Battle of the Bands” at the old 23 East Cabaret in Ardmore. However, your live performance Saturday blew everyone away. Strangers killed it! Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, danced from the opening number until the final song. You guys really exceeded our expectations. Thank you for being such a spectacular part of our special day. The only complaint I heard was people needed an extra dose of ibuprofen to get moving on Sunday :)."
- Catherine (Mother of Bride)
Drexelbrook: Callahan-Nicholl Wedding – July 17, 2015 (Bride and Groom)
"Thank you so much! Hard to believe that it is over. We had the time of our lives, literally. Your band was amazing and everyone was raving about them! Thank you so much for a beautiful wedding!"
- Jamie and Leo
La Massaria at Bella Vista: Heuser-Higgins Wedding – April 26, 2015
"Strangers made the wedding reception a dance party! Wish they could have played two more hours. Highly recommend. Lastly, really appreciated Denny taking the time to meet with us one month out to discuss song list and details."- Karl Heuser, Father of The Bride
The Ashford Estate: Pasquarella – Cannon Wedding – October 18, 2014
Thank you for an amazing night! You and the band delivered on all of our expectations and more! We had an amazing wedding and a huge part of that was thanks to Strangers! We enjoyed getting to know you and Rick. Best of luck in the future! We will be sure to recommend you to our friends with any upcoming weddings.
All the best,
Amanda and Eric
Independence Seaport Museum: Fulton – Holechek Wedding – September 13, 2014
We are just getting back to normal life after our honeymoon, so I apologize for not sending something to you sooner, but we wanted to send you a huge THANK YOU!!!!! for helping make our wedding day so special! We got so many compliments on how great and fun the band was - we have you to thank for that! It was so nice to be able to trust you and the rest of the Strangers to put on a great show, and you certainly delivered. We didn't have to worry about a single thing - so thank you very much for that. We had a great time dancing, singing, and all-together enjoying your show, my only complaint is that I feel like the party lasted for 2 minutes.. such is life for the bride and groom I guess 🙂 We hope you're doing well and very much appreciate you making our day one to remember. Thank you!!
- Leslie & Scott
Penn Oaks Golf Club: O’Donnell – Francella Wedding – August 9, 2014
Hi Kurt, Recently (August 9), Strangers played our wedding. I just wanted to reach out and let you know that they were fabulous, not to mention a real nice group of people.
I cannot say enough about this band- they MADE our wedding! My husband, Ryan and I, along with our parents researched several bands around our area to play our wedding that took place this past August. We came across Strangers and went to see them at a showcase. Both sets of parents came with us and after the band played their set, our decision was unanimous- they were booked the next day!
A couple months before our wedding, the band leader Denny reached out to us to meet in person and go over all of our music details for the wedding. Denny along with Rick, the band's musical director met us in our town to review our expectations and to answer any questions we may have. They also took the time to get to know Ryan and I which was a very special touch-by the end of the meeting we were old friends! When it came to our big day it was so nice to see their familiar faces in the midst of all the commotion that comes with a wedding.
Our main concern was ensuring that all of our guests would have a great time- well Strangers took care of that! I have been to several weddings where the band would take several breaks in between playing short sets, Strangers played nonstop to keep our party going and keep the dance floor crowded (I mean it, after dinner, they did not break once). Everyone that came to our wedding raved about Strangers! They do a wonderful job with selecting songs that will satisfy everyone's musical taste. We are still hearing about them from friends and family! Many of our guests have been to many nice weddings, so to hear our band was the best they have ever seen was awesome. Ryan and I could not have been happier with our decision to have Strangers play our wedding.
Strangers truly set the tone for our wedding and made it a great experience for everyone, I would recommend them to play at any event. If you would like to follow up with me for any additional information, my cell phone is listed below. Thanks!
Take care, Diana Francella