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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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Voted Birmingham's Best Band 2016-Birmingham Magazine & AL.COM

When you want your wedding day to be perfect, all it takes is an Act of Congress!

-Bach for your... Read more
Voted Birmingham's Best Band 2016-Birmingham Magazine & AL.COM

When you want your wedding day to be perfect, all it takes is an Act of Congress!

-Bach for your Ceremony.

-Dance Hits for your Reception.

-Disney, Google, Showtime,The U.S. State Department, The largest churches in America, and hundreds of brides have hired them, and now you can book them to make your wedding day truly unique!

-Trained in all genres of music from classical to rock, Act of Congress offers an extensive repertoire for wedding ceremonies and receptions.

-Perfect for your Ceremony. AOC has performed "4" times with the prestigious Alabama Symphony Orchestra

-Perfect for your Reception. AOC is hired by the U.S. State Department to tour internationally, performing current American Pop music. They have completed 5 international tours as U.S. cultural ambassadors. From Michael Jackson to Meghan Trainor, Motown to My Girl, let AOC make the reception everyone is talking about!

-Act of Congress has been featured in Portico, Birmingham Magazine and Billboard Magazine. In addition to collaborating with numerous symphonies across the southeast,

-The band has performed for the likes of, SXSW, United States Military, NACA, APCA (finalist for APCA Best Band ) and Billboard (winning the 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 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 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



CEREMONY

Amazing Grace - Newton
Be Thou My Vision - Traditional
Bouree in e minor - Bach
Bridal March - Wagner
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Chance Meeting - Act of Congress
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing - Robinson
Gabrielle's Melody - Act of Congress
How Beautiful - Paris
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach
Life in Technicolor - Coldplay
Short Trip Home - Edgar Meyer
Sleepers Awake - Bach
Tears in the Rain - Joe Satriani
Trumpet Tune - Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke
Unaccompanied Cello Suite - Bach
Wedding March - Mendelssohn

RECEPTION

Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
All of Me - John Legend
Always - Frank Sinatra
Arms of a Woman - Amos Lee
As Long As Our Hearts Are Beating - Jenny and Tyler
At Last - Etta James
Baby, Now that I've Found You - Alison Krauss
Boogie Shoes - KC and the Sunshine Band
Clocks - Coldplay
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Free - Zac Brown Band
Good - Dave Barnes
Goodnight Sweetheart - The Spaniels
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Heart in a Cage - The Strokes
Hey Ya - Outkast
High and Dry - Radiohead
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
How Sweet it Is - James Taylor
Hung the Moon - Drew Holcombe
I Loved Her First - Heartland
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
I Will Survive - Diana Ross
In My Place - Coldplay
LOVE - Frank Sinatra
Lovefool - The Cardigans
Low Rider - War
Lucky - Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat
Mama's Song - Carrie Underwood
Man of Constant Sorrow - Dan Tyminski
Marry Me - Train
My Girl - The Temptations
My Wish - Rascal Flatts
The Old Home Place - The Dillards
Paperback Writer - The Beatles
Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Rollin' in the Deep - Adele
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Signed, Sealed Delivered (I'm Yours) - Stevie Wonder
Stand By Me - Ben King
Stickshifts and Safetybelts - Cake
Such Great Heights - Postal Service
Superstitious - Stevie Wonder
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sweet Pea - Amos Lee
Take on Me - Aha
Take the World - johnnyswim
That's the Way I Like It - KC and the Sunshine Band
Trouble - Ray LaMontagne
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show
Waitin' on the World to Change - John Mayer
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
The Weight - The Band
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
When You Say Nothing At All - Alison Krauss
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
You Are the Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne
You've Got a Friend - James Taylor Read less
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INFO FOR BAND

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, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Hip Hop, 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, Learning New Songs, MC, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Vocals, Willing to Travel
What items are available?
Lighting, Microphones, Sound/PA System

REVIEWS

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Robert
Wedding:
5/14/2016
5.0/5.0
Act of Congress made our wedding day incredible for our daughter. I cannot praise them enough. Their music diversity is for all ages and tastes. They are extremely professional and courteous.
There is not another band in the country that I would want to play at our wedding.
Thank you for making us have a most memorable day.
Act of Congress made our wedding day incredible for our daughter. I cannot praise them enough. Their music diversity is Read more...
Act of Congress made our wedding day incredible for our daughter. I cannot praise them enough. Their music diversity is for all ages and tastes. They are extremely professional and courteous.
There is not another band in the country that I would want to play at our wedding.
Thank you for making us have a most memorable day. Read less
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Donna
Wedding:
7/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Act of Congress is a wonderful band. Our daughter's ceremony and reception music was just exactly what we wanted. They are very professional and dress very nice. So many commented on what a great band they were. Their ceremony music is so beautiful. And reception music was just as good! Good, clean music! Loved everything about them!
Act of Congress is a wonderful band. Our daughter's ceremony and reception music was just exactly what we wanted. They are Read more...
Act of Congress is a wonderful band. Our daughter's ceremony and reception music was just exactly what we wanted. They are very professional and dress very nice. So many commented on what a great band they were. Their ceremony music is so beautiful. And reception music was just as good! Good, clean music! Loved everything about them! Read less
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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
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years 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
Services Used: Band
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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
Services Used: Band
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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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Julie
Wedding:
8/1/2015
4.8/5.0
This band was GREAT!!!! We had so many comments about how wonderful all the music was. Band members were very friendly and we could not have asked for better music!!
This band was GREAT!!!! We had so many comments about how wonderful all the music was. Band members were very friendly and Read more...
This band was GREAT!!!! We had so many comments about how wonderful all the music was. Band members were very friendly and we could not have asked for better music!! 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
Services Used: Band
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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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