New York Orchestras wedding band, Central Park Orchestra performed at a wedding this past Saturday evening at Riverside Yacht Club in Greenwich, CT. The view was spectacular and the party was “over-the-top” great! One of the highlights of the evening was, believe it or not, during dinner. Four of the members of the band were singing and playing the song “Drift Away”. Bandleader Bill Messinetti saw the bride and groom singing and took a wireless microphone to their table. Bill, Amber (bride) and Alex (groom) were singing along and before you knew it every guest was singing “Give me the beat boys and free my soul, I want to get lost in your rock and roll and drift away”. Some were waving votive candles and swaying back and forth like they were at a concert.
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Simply the BEST! I have tears in my eyes writing this review- that is how amazing they are.
First let me start by saying Bill is INCREDIBLE, what a pleasure to deal with, even my venue noticed this after my big day. We hired Central Park Orchestras for our wedding and also one of Bill’s DJ’s for our after party. Every single thing this band did was perfect. Emily sung for me as I walked down the aisle and I can’t even tell you how many guests said they got goosebumps and or started to cry. Between Emily’s beautiful voice and the wonderful guitar and keyboard player, my ceremony was the most surreal and beautiful it could have been. They rocked it out at cocktail hour and then they KILLED it during the reception. I had a packed dance floor for the entire four hours- it was crazy!
My fiancé and I still can not get over how much they sound like the artist they were singing, they all are just so talented- the best of the best. Music is such a HUGE factor at a wedding, and they gave me my dream wedding!
Band Reviewed On: 07/14/2014
“It was so comforting and soothing knowing we had to best band there is!“
Honeymoon in Kona Hawaii – Thank You Central Park Orchestra
We just returned from our honeymoon- ahhh what a dream it was! I couldn’t let another day go by though without formally thanking you and all of Central Park orchestra.
You honestly exceeded all expectations we had (and we all know I am crazy and have very high expectations). Jason and I agreed not only did we want the best of the best vendors but it was also equally as important for them to be awesome and personable. We only wanted to be surrounded by beautiful people and we without a doubt achieved that. It was so comforting and soothing knowing we had to best band there is!
Music is such a crucial part of every single wedding and you guys nailed it from start to finish. Everyone I talk to was blown away by the ceremony music, then when Emily sang as I walked down the aisle- goosebumps! That is all I keep hearing, goosebumps and tears were shared by all. And that is what it is all about!
The entire band rocked it out all night. Again this morning I was told how fabulous our band was and her favorite part was how there wasn’t the normal cheesy MC moments or the cliche wedding hoopla going on, she said it was a great classy band with great music which I love hearing. DJ for after party was amazing also, everything was just amazing. I plan on writing you a stellar review and to keep signing your praises to everyone.
So thank you for all you have done and please thank each member of the band from the bottom of my heart. We look forward to seeing you soon!!
P.S.- I know Denise took some great pics of your drum solo and Jason rocking it out next to you, I will send those over once I get them :)
Central Park Orchestra, a New York based wedding band, performed at a wedding at Gurney’s Inn this past Saturday. This beautiful beachfront property is located in Montauk, NY. If you drive through The Hamptons, Montauk is literally at the end of Long Island.
The band performed many current hits such as “Happy” by Pharrell Williams and “All of Me” by John Legend. Adding to the beach theme the band performed some Bob Marley reggae classics. Here are some of the bride and groom’s wedding music choices:
Music for the bridal party introduction – Thunderstruck by AC/DC
Song for when Bride and Groom enter – Monday night football theme
First dance song - Dig by Incubus
Song for Cutting of the cake – When I’m 64 – by The Beatles
Song for bride & dad – Three Little Birds- Bob Marley
Song for groom & mom – Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
“The wedding ceremony took place on the beach (see pics below).
New York wedding planner looks over the beach where the wedding ceremony is about to begin
Steel drummer performs wedding ceremony music
“Drop your shoes before the I Do’s”
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