Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Meet our Latest Rock Stars!





Meet our Latest Rock Stars!

Elegance String Quartet performing the Main Theme from Game of Thrones during the cocktail hour at a New Jersey wedding reception.

...they had just performed during the ceremony, as well.

​From the classics to modern rock, Elegance String Quartet embraces both musical tradition and innovation. Weddings, corporate functions, private events - They do it all! Bringing fresh and creative musical arrangements to their audiences, and there's always a modern edge in their performance. Check 'em out right here, and see why they're the right choice in the Northeast!

The sounds of the instruments are often the first thing your guests will hear when they enter the hall, and you want that to be a great first impression. Having played hundreds of ceremonies, the musicians of Elegance Strings know that every wedding is as unique as the couple that is getting married. Their purpose is to complement and enhance the atmosphere, and their goal is to tell your story musically.

Is there a song you would like arranged for string quartet? Elegance Strings has over 750 songs listed on their Music Catalog. If you do not see your favorite songs listed, please make a suggestion for what we this musical group should arrange next!

One of the coolest things about shooting this video was that there were a number of guests doing the same.  The second that I heard the theme music from Game of Thrones I ran over to the group to take a little video for Instagram.  I stood under the P.A. so that there would  be less outside noise.  I was only using my cell phone.  When I turned around to see the crowd's reaction, there were about 20 people shooting with their phones!   Seriously, you never see that a a wedding.  People will shoot video and photos of family and friends, but rarely will they video the musicians.

Simply put, this is the caliber of musicianship that we have at Entertainment Consultants/Music New Jersey.

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Wedding Ceremony Music





The Wedding Ceremony
Religious Ceremonies:
We  always recommend that you hire the musicians that work for the church(or temple).  You will have to pay them their fee, but it will be well worth it.  These musicians are familiar with the specific musical equipment and with the liturgical order  of the ceremony. This is especially important if  you are having an organist.  Large church organs can be one of a kind, and should only be played by an individual familiar with that specific instrument.   In the event the church musicians are unavailable, make sure that the person you hire knows liturgical music. These musicians must be well versed in the nuances of your religious ceremony.
Some brides choose additional musicians, such as trumpeters, vocalists, harpists, flutists.  While these extra musicians are not necessary, they will make your wedding ceremony a memorable one.  One of our favorite "extra" is a trumpeter(or more) to play a fanfare as the bride enters the church.  This will give your ceremony a regal touch.
If your  ceremony is to take place in a place other than a church or temple, we still suggest you hire musicians that are familiar with the order of the liturgy.  Choose music celebrates the season as well as the venue.  For example:   at a summer or a beach wedding, a steel drummer might be a great choice.
$Money Saving Tips$   Have your ceremony musicians play the cocktail hour of your wedding reception.
Below is a list of our favorite music for a wedding ceremony
Classical Music
  • "Air" (from Water Music Suite), (George F. Handel)
  •  "Bridal Chorus" (from Lohengrin), (Richard Wagner)
  • "Canon in D" (Johann Pachelbel)
  •  "Procession of Joy" (Hal Hopson)
  •  "Rigaudon" (Andre Campra)
  •  "Spring" (from The Four Seasons), (Antonio Vivaldi)
  •  "Te Deum" (Marc-Antoine Charpentier)
  •  "The Prince of Denmark's March" (Jeremiah Clarke)
  •  "Trumpet Tune" (Henry Purcell)
  •  "Trumpet Voluntary" (Jeremiah Clarke)
  •  "Trumpet Voluntary" (John Stanley)
  •  "Wedding March" (from The Marriage of Figaro), (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
Religious, Sacred Music
  •  "All People That On Earth Do Dwell" ("Old 100th" hymn)
  •  "Dona Nobis Pacem" (16th century hymn)
  •  "Hana'ava Babanot" (A Love Song), (Neeman)
  •  "St. Anthony's Chorale" (Franz Joseph Haydn)
  •  "Hymn Fanfare from The Triumphant" (Francois Couperin)
  •  "Scalero de Oro" (traditional Sephardic)
Choosing the right music should not create more stress,  whether you hire a DJ or a band,  these professionals are there to guide you in your choices.  Most music professionals have song lists for you to choose from.  You should have a brief list of songs you want to hear, as well as the songs you don't want to hear.

Friday, December 6, 2013

"Godfather Theme", Electric Violinist, NY, NJ, CT, Wedding Ceremony Music,



The Godfather on the Electric Violin




"Speak Softly Love"

"Speak Softly Love" is more commonly known as the theme from the movie, "The Godfather." Our Julliard trained violinist, Susan, plays it in this video-clip. Susan has an extensive repertoire of songs. She plays the classical and liturgical pieces that are suitable for a wedding ceremony and she also performs modern tunes.

We like to highlight her versatility, because she is the perfect choice for a wedding ceremony, a cocktail party, or the cocktail hour of a wedding reception.

Susan performs on electric violin(as you see here) or an acoustic violin(your choice). We love the sound of an electric violin, because you can get some of the same elements that one would hear from a rock guitar.


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Speak Softly Love (Love Theme from The Godfather)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Composed by Larry Kusic and Nino Rota.

"Speak Softly Love (Love Theme from The Godfather)" is a song written for The Godfather (1972), the first film in The Godfather trilogy. While its instrumental version is simply known as "The Godfather Love Theme", "Speak Softly Love" is the vocal version.
The words are by Larry Kusik but the music itself is by Nino Rota. The signature musical theme that opens the piece closely models a theme that appears early in "Preludio - Povero Ernesto!" in the opera Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848). A similar melody also appears in the Overture to "La Forza del Destino" by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901). There are also different sets of lyrics for the song in Italian ("Parla Più Piano"), French ("Parle Plus Bas") and also in Sicilian ("Brucia La Terra"). The Sicilian version is sung by Anthony Corleone (Franc D'Ambrosio) in The Godfather Part III.
Rota had used a more comedic version of the song for the 1958 film Fortunella. When this was discovered, Rota's score for The Godfather was disqualified from consideration at the 1973 Academy Awards; it had been nominated for Best Original Score. However, Rota's score for The Godfather Part II won the 1974 Academy Award for Best Score, despite containing the same piece.

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Friday, November 22, 2013

"Jamaica Farewell" #SteelDrummer #NJ #NY #CT #PA #Calypso #Music #Reggae


Invite the Caribbean to your Summer Wedding!




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Reggae Steel performing "Jamaica Farewell"

This is one of our most popular small groups.  We book them for cocktail parties, picnics, birthdays and even some wedding receptions.  They are particularly popular during the months of Summer with our beach brides.  Couples planning weddings at the shore love the laid back, easy sound that Reggae Steel has.  This duo also has a surprisingly large repertoire of songs.

To see and hear more of Reggae Steel, click on the link below:

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

#SOUL MAN, Uptown Rhythm, #WeddingBand, NY/NJ/CT/PA, #EntertainmentConsu...


Soul Man performed by Uptown Rhythm, NY/NJ/CT Band!




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Uptown Rhythm performs "Soul Man"


New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania Live Music Band, Wedding Band, Charity Events, Fundraisers.

Entertainment Consultants is proud to present Uptown Rhythm.  New Jersey's premiere party bands; these guys play everything!  Everyone has a great time when  Uptown Rhythm is in the house.  Uptown Rhythm features front line choreography and a high energy sound.

Cocktail Hour:
You  could book one or two members of the band to provide a subdued, elegant sound for your guests to mingle and get acquainted with each other.

Dinner:
The band knows to play lower volume, low key music during dinner.  This is the time when your friends and family will want to have intimate conversation; they want to hear what others have to say.  Uptown Rhythm knows that the volume needs to be taken down a notch during dinner.

Dance Time, Fun Time, Party Time, Let's Party!!!
This is when the crowd wants to burn off the calories from the excellent meal they've just consumed.  When you hire this band, your party will be the best...you and your guests will not want to leave the dance floor.


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Monday, August 19, 2013

"Speak Softly Love" sung in Italian by KeeJay, Carla



"Speak Softly Love" sung in Italian by KeeJay, Carla




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"Speak Softly Love"  sung in Italian by KeeJay, Carla

Carla sings in all styles, and sings in English, Spanish and Italian.  She does the One-Man Band/DJ combination seen here;  we call this "KeeJay."  The KeeJay is a wonderful way to have a live musician perform at your event, while getting the financial benefit of  hiring only one entertainer.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"Speak Softly Love (Love Theme from The Godfather)"

from the album The Godfather (soundtrack)
Released April 1972
Writer(s) Larry Kusik, Nino Rota

The famous theme, composed by Larry Kusic and Nino Rota.

"Speak Softly Love (Love Theme from The Godfather)" is a song written for The Godfather (1972), the first film in The Godfather trilogy. While its instrumental version is simply known as "The Godfather Love Theme", "Speak Softly Love" is the vocal version. The words are by Larry Kusik but the music itself is by Nino Rota. The signature musical theme that opens the piece closely models a theme that appears early in "Preludio - Povero Ernesto!" in the opera Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848). A similar melody also appears in the Overture to "La Forza del Destino" by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901). There are also different sets of lyrics for the song in Italian ("Parla Più Piano"), French ("Parle Plus Bas") and also in Sicilian ("Brucia La Terra"). The Sicilian version is sung by Anthony Corleone (Franc D'Ambrosio) in The Godfather Part III.

Rota had used a more comedic version of the song for the 1958 film Fortunella. When this was discovered, Rota's score for The Godfather was disqualified from consideration at the 1973 Academy Awards; it had been nominated for Best Original Score.  However, Rota's score for The Godfather Part II won the 1974 Academy Award for Best Score, despite containing the same piece.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

"Fly Me to the Moon," #Electric, #Violinist,#Wedding Ceremony,#NY,#NJ,#C...





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 "Fly Me to the Moon," performed on the electric violin, by Susan H.


Entertainment Consultants and Music New Jersey present Susan H., on the electric violin.

We have posted a number of video clips on our YouTube channel which show Susan playing some beautiful pieces of classical music.  In this clip she is playing a  song that was written in 1954, and closely associated with The Chairman of the Board:  Frank Sinatra.

This two minute video-clip shows the versatility of this classical, Julliard educated, musician.

Susan is available for wedding ceremonies, wedding reception cocktail hour, concerts,  and private parties.  She has a very extensive repertoire; with the option of an acoustic or electric violin, she becomes a versatile choice for your musical entertainment.

Below is the link to our playlist of Classical Musicians, featuring Susan.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6Ita-Jz5gbLqSmdI1nnwQZ3wKcMUwQMz


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From Wikipedia
"Fly Me to the Moon" is a popular standard song written by Bart Howard in 1954. It was originally titled "In Other Words", and was introduced by Felicia Sanders in cabarets. The song became known popularly as "Fly Me to the Moon" from the first line of the B verse, and after a few years the publishers officially changed the title.