Live Wedding Music: The Great American Songbook
We never play anything the same way once!
That’s a joke, ok?
But being something of an “original,” the standards we play are not at all in the “cover band” category.
To us, happiness is no longer having to apologize for not being a “Top 40” band. Evidently, a lot of people don’t want to hear that music anymore from a live band.
So we are thrilled when our clients say things like:
“I don’t want to be like other brides.”
“Please don’t play the same songs everyone plays at weddings.”
“DO NOT play that awful 1980’s crap.”
“If we hear ‘Celebrate’ one more time at a wedding, we’re going to SCREAM.”
“We don’t care as much about dancing as we do having an elegant party with great food and good conversation.”
“We just want our guests to have a good time.”
“We want our wedding music to reflect our personalities.”
“Help! We have no idea what we want…but we know we want it to be good.”
“We think music can carry the day.”
“Please make everything you play really your own.”
“We hired your swing band because it’s NOT a cover band.”
Clearly, something is changing out there.
People who have the taste level and desire to utilize live music for their wedding, special event or corporate function are looking for something really special.
There seems to be a trend back to….well, REALLy live music.
The music we call “the good stuff.”
And they want it played the way it’s supposed to be played…the way we’ve always played it…with passion, spirit and skillfully improvised originality. Fresh takes on the standards.
American jazz singer Judy Chamberlain is an acclaimed interpreter of The Great American Songbook. She can be reached at 714 319-9242.