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Some phrases that come to mind when I think of the David Rothstein Orchestra are:
1. "Service with a smile"
2. "Extremely professional"
From the start and well "after the sale", David is enthusiastic, organized, and flexible. He truly loves what he does and it's very evident. As the old saying goes, "Music makes the party." And, the David Rothstein Orchestra will definitely make your event special.
Frankly, my wife ("Molly") and I were dealing with a different set of circumstances in planning our special day as my beloved father-in-law passed away six weeks prior to our Wedding day. My wife, myself, and our family are extremely positive and happy people. However, you can only imagine the challenges we had to face when a tragic event like that happens during such a joyous time in your life. At one point, we even contemplated a private ceremony at City Hall. But, as my courageous Mother-in-law said, , "the show must go on."
So, she and my wife began planning. Music is a very important part of our lives. But, it's especially important to my wife. So, hiring the right band was critical. "Molly" and I cannot thank the David Rothstein Orchestra enough for the incredible performance that they put on at our Wedding. David and his band members REALLY carried us through a bittersweet time. They really stuck to my wife's music requests but were also able to make it personal for me by learning "Beardown Chicago Bears", "Go Cubs Go", and my personal favorite-letting me "serenade" my wife by allowing me to play lead guitar during our rendition of Oasis' "Wonderwall". "Molly" and I will never forget the magic of that evening and it was due in large part to our new friends at the David Rothstein Orchestra.
Please read review under the question, "How did your wedding musicians keep the party going?"
"Wonderwall" and our first dance as a married couple.
Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Selection : 5.0
Accommodating : 5.0
Friendly : 5.0
Sound Quality : 5.0
Review: Amazing Band!!!!
Reviews Posted: 1
First dance song? Heart of Gold
How did your wedding musicians keep the party going? The band was incredibly upbeat and knew just what songs to play to get the crowd involved. They sounded AMAZING and people just couldn't help but get up and dance. They had everyone out on the dance floor - it was hard to find time for a break!!
DJ or Band interaction with the wedding guests? Numbers exchanged? The band really got the crowd involved and everyone loved it. They got out into the crowd and made sure everyone was having a good time.
Favorite wedding reception song & dance? The tango - they can play anything and it all sounds phenomenal!!
How did your wedding musicians keep the party going? Phenomenal music and attention to detail!! From the very beginning of the planning process, David made us feel like friends. He truly got to know us and our likes/dislikes well beyond specific songs we wanted played and he mapped out the entire evening taking our input at every step. On the day of our wedding, David acted as emcee which made the reception flow from music to special events almost seamlessly and gave us incredible piece of mind. We also did dancing between courses which let us go right into special dances after introductions and saved the entire post-dinner period for partying - I would recommend this despite the additional cost of having the full band present longer. Don't think twice about hiring this group. I haven't even gone into the quality of musicians, their professionalism and interaction with guests. Suffice it to say that the dance floor was never empty and I am still getting comments about how people have never heard such a great wedding band. Thanks to David & co for providing unfaltering energy and excitement for our special day!
DJ or Band interaction with the wedding guests? Numbers exchanged? Very professional interaction
How did your wedding musicians keep the party going? I'm not sure how they did it but they did it. They came out and played with the crowd. They kept the songs upbeat and fun, and they had surprises around every corner.
DJ or Band interaction with the wedding guests? Numbers exchanged? Everyone had a blast, all we keep hearing was "you're wedding was so much fun, and that BAND was amazing"
Favorite wedding reception song & dance? ALL OF THEM. It was truly a night to remember for EVERYONE!!!
First dance song? My Dad & I sand Peace in the Valley
How did your wedding musicians keep the party going? OK...... So I know hiring a band for a wedding or event is expensive and some of you are wondering if it is worth it. Well I can tell you if you hire this band IT IS!!!!!! David and his band played at our wedding July 30th and they were suberb! My Dad and I decided we were going to sing a duet together instead of doing a father daughter dance and David was so accomodating. They learned the somg and played it perfectly when my Dad and I sang. It was the hit of the party! David was always super quick to answer any questions or concerns I had and was very kind. The dance floor was packed all night and we loved the fact that the entire band got involved with all the guests. My uncle is in a band himself and he went on & on about how great my band was and that he was very impressed. So many of my guests keep telling me that my wedding was truly the best they have attended and believe me David has everything to do with this :)
DJ or Band interaction with the wedding guests? Numbers exchanged? Good
How did your wedding musicians keep the party going? David and his band played our wedding on 8/13/11 in Schiller Park and brought the house down!! EVERYONE had an amazing time. EVERYONE was on the dance floor. EVERYONE was raving about the band. Several people went so far as to tell us it was the BEST wedding they had ever been to. Not only did they play the kind of music we wanted to hear, they learned a few traditional Irish songs that we wanted our families to dance to
DJ or Band interaction with the wedding guests? Numbers exchanged? EVERYONE was on the dance floor. EVERYONE was raving about the band.
Favorite wedding reception song & dance? Our last song of the night: Sweet Home Chicago to end the reception. Horn section out on the dance floor surrounded by 300 guests going crazy. It was the perfect end to an AMAZING night
How did your wedding musicians keep the party going? I am soooo happy that I had David Rothstein and his band as my wedding band. They promised they would get everyone on the dance floor, and they definitely delivered. They were able to personalize our wedding for us, by playing everything that we asked, ranging from Klezmer music, to oldies, to modern music. They even had a few amazing surprises for us-including a gift of two aprons that they asked our guests to sign for us. I wasn't the only one impressed by the band-- all of our guests were raving about the band, and saying what an amazing job they did. I highly recommend this band for any celebration!!
DJ or Band interaction with the wedding guests? Numbers exchanged? The wedding guests were on the dance floor the entire night. They were all really impressed with the band, and said that they were the best band they've ever seen.
Favorite wedding reception song & dance? Shout.
Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Selection : 5.0
Accommodating : 5.0
Friendly : 5.0
Sound Quality : 5.0
Review: The Best Band EVER!
Wedding Date: 05/15/2011
Reviews Posted: 1
First dance song? At Last - Etta James
How did your wedding musicians keep the party going? Keeping everyone involved!
First dance song? Amazing - we danced to Elton John's 'our song'
How did your wedding musicians keep the party going? Amazing! That’s really the only way to describe David Rothstein Music.
My husband and I had the privilege of hiring David and his merry band for our wedding, in May. The band was amazing.
Music was one of the areas where my husband and I spent a lot of time ‘discussing’ our options; circling around the topic of DJ vs. Band vs. combo vs. BUDGET.
Here are a few of the reasons that we initial decided on Dave Rothstein Music:
• His rave reviews – which seemed to good to be true… but I can say, I now understand where everyone was coming from!
• His professionalism – During our first meeting, which he graciously accommodated early on a Sunday morning, to fit our schedules, he was prepared with examples, paperwork, and videos to guide us through the available options and help us create a viable and fitting musical program to match our wedding style. (To my husband’s delight, Dave quickly ushered us from one Mac product to another displaying videos on a large mac desktop and then demonstrating his unique set-list approach on the iPad – this alone was enough to win over my husband!)
We did have a few concerns prior to/while booking:
• The costs – I have to admit, I did experience a moment of sticker shock. It really was a commitment to spend what we did on music, and we didn’t make the decision lightly. After receiving David’s quote, we had to sit down and figure out what was really important to us on our wedding day. Through our mental review of weddings past (both great and, unfortunately, some really bad) we realized that music was the determining factor in most cases; thus, convincing us to commit.
• Will a band really appeal to all our guests? Will people dance? – My biggest fear was that no one would dance; we would spend all of this money on a fancy band and people would be wishing they could plug in their iPods and put on dance hits. David quelled this fear a little by showing us videos of prior weddings and the packed dance floors. I was still hesitant (and preloaded my ipod – just incase... needless to say, it was not needed!)
Overall review – I couldn’t have been happier with how everything turned out! I will recommend Dave Rothstein Music to all of my friends and family!
DJ or Band interaction with the wedding guests? Numbers exchanged? good. appropriate!
Favorite wedding reception song & dance? to many to count!!!
How did your wedding musicians keep the party going? We had two dance floors and roughly 150 guests. I would say that both dance floors were completely full 90% of the time and the majority of our friends danced the entire time the band played. The band largely played great dancing songs and only sprinkled in a few slow songs throughout the night, so everyone was always dancing.
DJ or Band interaction with the wedding guests? Numbers exchanged? We have had multiple guests tell us after the wedding that it was the best wedding band they had ever heard.
Favorite wedding reception song & dance? Right after my wife and I had our first dance the band immediately transitioned into "I Gotta Feeling" by Black Eyed Peas and practically our entire wedding reception jumped onto the dance floor. It was fantastic.