Local Professionals Answer Your Wedding Music Questions
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The Twilight Band
Describe your band’s sound and style. We have a full horn section and three vocalists, which allows us to play everything from the “Big Band” era all the way to current hip-hop style and just about every genre in between.
How long have you been with the band? Twilight has been performing for over a year and a half; however, we have all been performing professionally for more than 20 years.
How many weddings have you performed at, approximately? I have never stopped to add it up but lots! I started performing at weddings in 1993.
What do you like most about being a part of a wedding? It’s such an honor to be a part of their wedding. We love to see the dance floor packed and to see the bride and groom and their families having the best time! It’s such a rewarding experience as a musician to see everyone enjoying what we are creating.
Do you let the bride and groom choose most of the songs or do they leave it up to you? It depends. Some couples prefer to leave it up to us, and others are more involved in the details of the music. Most couples already have their bride/groom song picked out and we can work with them to customize the music for the reception based on their preference in musical styles. We have a vast list of music that they can choose from to help create that perfect experience.
What other advice or commentary do you have for a bride-to-be as she plans her wedding? Immediately after picking your date and booking your venue, book your band. Then start thinking about your song selections and jot them down as you think of them.
How long have you been in the wedding industry? We have been in the music and wedding industry since 1993. We always wanted to focus on weddings and we catered our music specifically for that purpose.
Do you perform at other events besides weddings? Yes, we perform at private events and the occasional nightclub.
How do you differ from your competitors? We are very personable and flexible and really aim to work closely with our clients to ensure they get exactly what they want when hiring a live band to perform at their event. I am in constant contact with my brides right up until the day of the event and often am a sounding board for their ideas. It’s such an honor to get to be a part of their amazing day so we want to make sure it’s just that, amazing!
What are the most popular requests? It really does depend on the their musical taste. We list the most popular requests on our website but also continue to keep our music fresh and current. Over the years the most requested songs for weddings have been “Brown Eyed Girl,” “Play That Funky Music” and “Brick House.”