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Act of Congress: Wedding Ceremony and Reception Music

Birmingham , AL
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Birmingham, AL 35242 US (map)

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205-566-5461

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When you want your wedding day to be perfect, all it takes is an Act of Congress!
As an acoustic quartet, each member brings their expertise to create a refreshing blend of... Read more
When you want your wedding day to be perfect, all it takes is an Act of Congress!
As an acoustic quartet, each member brings their expertise to create a refreshing blend of contemporary and traditional wedding music, the perfect soundtrack to your most cherished day. Trained in all genres of music from classical to rock, Act of Congress offers an extensive repertoire for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Act of Congress has been featured in Portico, Birmingham Magazine and Billboard Magazine. In addition to collaborating with numerous symphonies across the southeast, Act Of Congress performed songs from "Declaration" with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Christopher Confessore at the historic Alabama Theatre in 2010. Grammy-nominated composer, Don Hart arranged selections from the album. The band has performed for the likes of, SXSW, United States Military, NACA, APCA (finalist for APCA 2010 Best Band ) and Billboard (winning the 2008 Disc Makers IMWS Award.) A featured artist on the nationally syndicated Woodsongs Old Time Radio show, AOC has also worked with Live Nation, opening VIP areas for artists such as John Mayer, Edwin McCain, Toby Keith, Alan Jackson, and recently taped a live broadcast for XM radio.In addition to playing countless music festivals, Act of Congress has appeared on Fox 6, CBS 42, ABC 33/40 and received airplay on national radio. Disney World has hired them and now you can book them to make your wedding day truly unique! TESTIMONIALS "The extremely talented musicians of Act of Congress come together to create an outstanding and unique sound! Their beautiful instrumental songs, upbeat originals and fantastic covers fit seamlessly together to create the perfect wedding atmosphere that you and your guests will love!!!" Lindsay Kolasa, bride "Act of Congress is the SCENE you are looking for to celebrate a wedding, whether a rehearsal dinner, wedding/engagement party, or reception. These four artists transform the event to magic as they show their stuff, and they've got a lot to show. Not only great entertainment, but a salve for the nerves. You gotta see and hear to believe." Harold Simon, father of the bride "Having Act of Congress at our wedding made our special day absolutley perfect. Our guests were amazed by their incredible talent, especially at our reception. They played a Keith Urban song we specifically requested for the ceremony. Standing there with my husband and hearing them play that song flawlessly created an unforgettable moment for me that I will always cherish. Act of Congress was truly one of the greatest highlights of my wedding day and the atmosphere their music created for me and my guests was picture perfect." Kim Hamrick, bride "We were so pleased with Act of Congress performing the music at our daughter's wedding last summer. I help with a lot of weddings and the music that night was unparalled, in my opinion!" Judy Ray, mother of the bride "From our initial contact until the night of our wedding, the members of Act of Congress were brilliant to work with. Their talent is remarkable, to be sure, but as difficult as it is to believe, their patience, humility, and professionalism outshine their musical skill. I cannot speak highly enough about this astoundingly talented group of musicians. I know for my wife and myself that we could not have imagined our reception being any better. Act of Congress was integral in the success of our celebration, and we will forever be grateful for their professionalism, charm and downright incredible level of musical skill." RJ Voorhees, groom "Superstar Potential!" Portico Magazine "Thank you for sharing our special day with us! The music was phenomenal! Keep us posted on your schedule. I think we are officially Act of Congress groupies!" Mary Parker, mother of the bride "Act of Congress has become an important player in the Birmingham arts scene." Alison Cummins Page, Artistic Director AROVA Contemporary Ballet "Down-to-earth music making at the highest level! Act of Congress electrified our audience!" Joseph Lee, Music Director Huntsville (AL) Youth Orchestra "The band exudes charisma. It seemed like the group was the sleeper favorite of the day." Flagpole.com "Congratulations to Act Of Congress, the 2008 Billboard Selected Disc Makers Independent Music Awards SE Grand Prize Winner!" Disc Makers "Act of Congress' perfect three and four part harmonies driven by articulate, fluid, and intelligent acoustic instrumentation take the listener on a great ride!" John Mooy, Artist Relations LR Baggs "AOC delivers an acoustic pop-rock, newgrass record full of hook laiden melodies, compelling songwriting and burning instrumentals that make you remember why you love music in the first place." Birmingham Magazine "Working with Act of Congress was a real pleasure. Their arrangements are well written and colorful, their professionalism and musicianship top notch, and audience appeal undeniable. Great show!" Kevin Kozak, Alabama Symphony Orchestra "Act of Congress = Fantastic!" Athens Banner Herald "One of the freshest sounding, exuberant bands in all of the known acoustic universe." Dave Higgs, Nashville Public Radio "Act of Congress brings down the house!" Chattanooga Times Free Press "If you haven't seen Act of Congress play live, you're in for a real treat." Philip Gibson, University Of Alabama Birmingham "What I witnessed was a collaboration of pure talent and passion for music." Monica Gober, The Unsigned Review "Act of Congress was certainly the most professional band to hit the stage and their musicianship was second to none. These guys could flat out play." Michael Dunaway, Paste Magazine Online Industry Judge Read less
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Are you an agency or a band?
Band
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
4-6
What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?
Acoustic, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock, Strings, Swing, Top 40
What music services do you provide?
Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, MC, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Vocals
What items are available?
Lighting, Microphones, Sound/PA System

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Heidi
Wedding:
4/25/2015
5.0/5.0
We LOVE Act of Congress! They did my ceremony and reception music at my wedding and it was totally unbelievable. We got so many great comments from guests. Act of Congress learned 2 songs for us for a small fee and it was perfect. My husband and I would not have changed one thing. Thank you so much!
We LOVE Act of Congress! They did my ceremony and reception music at my wedding and it was totally unbelievable. We got so Read more...
We LOVE Act of Congress! They did my ceremony and reception music at my wedding and it was totally unbelievable. We got so many great comments from guests. Act of Congress learned 2 songs for us for a small fee and it was perfect. My husband and I would not have changed one thing. Thank you so much! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
7/12/2014
4.8/5.0
I got so many comments about how great our band was at our wedding!
They learned two songs for a small fee that I wanted and that weren't on their list. Both sounded great!
Since we booked them for the ceremony and reception, they gave out CDs with our names and wedding date on them as wedding favors. One more thing I didn't have to worry about!
I got so many comments about how great our band was at our wedding!
They learned two songs for a small fee that I Read more...
I got so many comments about how great our band was at our wedding!
They learned two songs for a small fee that I wanted and that weren't on their list. Both sounded great!
Since we booked them for the ceremony and reception, they gave out CDs with our names and wedding date on them as wedding favors. One more thing I didn't have to worry about! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Not only did we have a great time at our reception with their entertainment, I have received great reviews from all of our guests, who now even keep up with the band and try to visit other local venues when they are playing.
Not only did we have a great time at our reception with their entertainment, I have received great reviews from all of our Read more...
Not only did we have a great time at our reception with their entertainment, I have received great reviews from all of our guests, who now even keep up with the band and try to visit other local venues when they are playing. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
5/17/2013
2.9/5.0
OK this band is fantastic. I'll start with that. The music at the ceremony and wedding was wonderful. Our guests had a blast and I still get compliments on our wedding band.

I think just working with musicians is harder than other vendors. My only complaint is that a couple of times it took over a month for AOC to respond to me. To get a response it usually required multiple contacts by myself.

However, they do play great music...so I guess it all worked out!
OK this band is fantastic. I'll start with that. The music at the ceremony and wedding was wonderful. Our guests had a Read more...
OK this band is fantastic. I'll start with that. The music at the ceremony and wedding was wonderful. Our guests had a blast and I still get compliments on our wedding band.

I think just working with musicians is harder than other vendors. My only complaint is that a couple of times it took over a month for AOC to respond to me. To get a response it usually required multiple contacts by myself.

However, they do play great music...so I guess it all worked out! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
7/19/2008
5.0/5.0
Act Of Congress played at a wedding I was in last year and I have loved them ever since. I have been in and attended many weddings and They topped it all!
Act Of Congress played at a wedding I was in last year and I have loved them ever since. I have been in and attended many Read more...
Act Of Congress played at a wedding I was in last year and I have loved them ever since. I have been in and attended many weddings and They topped it all! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/7/2006
5.0/5.0
Excellent band, bring their own sound equipment, best in the area.
Excellent band, bring their own sound equipment, best in the area.
Excellent band, bring their own sound equipment, best in the area. Read less
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