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Airwaves

Marion , IA
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LOCATION

1825 31st Street
Marion, IA 52302 US (map)

PHONE

319-213-7275

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

When you invite Airwaves to be a part of your wedding reception, you not only get twice the value for your dollar spent, but you will be helping us feed hungry children in our area.... Read more
When you invite Airwaves to be a part of your wedding reception, you not only get twice the value for your dollar spent, but you will be helping us feed hungry children in our area.

Twice the Value - Airwaves provides you with both a live band and a DJ service combined into one unique performance showcase. Our pricing is that comparable of just booking a DJ alone.

Our History - From the beginning, Airwaves wanted to use our platform to be a voice for the hungry in our area. We have done this by inviting audiences to support local food pantries wherever we go. According to FeedingAmerica.org, one in five Americans do not have access to nutritious meals. We felt from the beginning that this was a message that needed to be heard.

We have had the privilege of performing at several county fairs and city celebrations over the last few years including being one of the featured bands at the 2013 Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival.

In the spring of 2012, we were asked to perform at a wedding reception for the first time.. We were so well received, we began to get other inquiries about performing at receptions and a new venue opportunity was born.

Seeing the interest in bringing great retro and current favorites to the dance floor, we now are making wedding receptions a regular part of our event calendar. We truly love bringing the greatest love songs and dance songs ever written to wedding receptions and look forward to being a part of your special day.

What They're Saying - "amazing" - "Airwaves brings energy, excitement and a positive message" - "Airwaves is destined to be the next big band in Eastern Iowa because they bring a unique blend of talent and do all the classics better than most other bands out there" - "they're vocals are amazing" - "they arrange and perform the classics with a distinct and original sound"

What You Can Expect in Our Repertoire - Airwaves is a retro rock band covering Classis Rock, Country, CCM as well as other popular genres making us an ideal wedding reception band. Bookings are now being accepted for 2014.

Reviews

"I've been able to work with AirWaves on numerous occasions and can say nothing bad or even a tiny thing I would have changed. I had a great time and their music is top notch - there's just something amazing about this group that takes your event to the next level. Thank you AirWaves"

"We had a DJ package from Airwaves. They were easy to work with and were sensitive to our wants and desires in regards to our music selections. We had an easy to understand contract so everything was outlined and understood ahead of time with no surprises at the reception. They were also knowledgeable in making the timing and flow of the reception run very smoothly. Everyone got involved in dancing, we had lots of fun and it was a great reception!"

"With short notice, Airwaves gave fantastic background music for dinner and mics for toasts. They also were really in-tune with what we were looking for for the evening, and then arranged fantastic, fun dance sets combining band and DJ services."

"Airwaves is an excellent band and well-liked by our guests. We were complimented about the music several times. They were very patient and responsive to my needs as a bride. They wanted to ensure that the music volume was suitable for all guests and made adjustments for our venue to make sure their band sounded great. They helped us raise money for our local food bank, something that was important to us."

Our wedding reception package offers a couple both a live band experience as well as a DJ for about the same price as a DJ alone, and you'll help us feed hungry families in Iowa. To learn more, visit www.airwavesband.com or call 319-213-7275.

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Band , Ceremony Music , DJ , Photography

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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Large (6+ musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
80s, 90s, Classic Rock, Country, Funk, Gospel, Pop, Rock
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
We can vary attire to fit the wishes of the bride but it's usually collared shirts and slacks.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Yes. Several youtube videos of past performances are available on our website.
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
Yes, as long as we have advance notice, we don't mind this at all.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
We require a minimum of two hours for set up and sound check.
How much space do you usually require?
We prefer a stage at least 24X16 although we're flexible.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
Yes. We have a 4'x 6' banner that we hang behind the stage or near our information table.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
We have a colored light bar that syncs with the rhythm of our music.
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
Jonathan, is a vocal performance major and a high school music teacher. He and Meegan, his wife are our lead vocalists. Their natural chemistry and sense of humor will keep the crown loose and having fun but we like to let Airwaves music do most of the talking. Mark our sound engineer, is also a professional radio personality with over 20 years experience as a DJ in Chicago and Iowa City. His superb delivery and major market "pipes" will bring a polish and vibe to the reception that is second to none. Mark acts as emcee to announce your wedding party and make the transitions of the evening as seamless as possible.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
We won't make it awkward but we will get them dancing. (Be sure to click on the videos tab and view "Dancing with Mark" and you'll see what we mean!) 
 We have found that dancing has a "domino effect." Getting even one or two people to dance is often all that's needed. We're not adverse to going out on the dance floor if necessary and dancing with a willing partner. Usually, that's all it takes. Fun is contagious!
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
10 minutes every 90 minutes. No we don't require a meal.
Do you play recorded music during your break?
Yes. Once we start, the music never stops.
If one or more of the band members is unable to attend, what is your backup plan?
We have several excellent musicians that have played with us in the past. This is not an issue.
What is your overtime rate?
$200 per hour if we go more than fifteen minutes over the agreed upon time.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
$2 per mile for travel outside of Cedar Rapids.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
$150 due with receipt of contract.

INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Solo, Soloist / Vocalist
What instruments does your group play?
Drums, Flute, Guitar, Piano, Saxophone

INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
80s, 90s, Classic Rock, Country, Dance, Gospel, Oldies, Pop, Rock
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Prints, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Rocky
Wedding:
8/31/2013
4.4/5.0
“Being named after former one of the greatest boxers of all time, it was awesome as the father of the bride to dance with my daughter to one of the "Rocky" movie theme songs, “Eye of the Tiger” I found out after the reception that Airwaves learned that song the afternoon of the wedding at my daughter Katie’s request just to honor me. This is a band that not only sounds absolutely amazing but strives to serve the customer. You rock Airwaves!”
“Being named after former one of the greatest boxers of all time, it was awesome as the father of the bride to dance with Read more...
“Being named after former one of the greatest boxers of all time, it was awesome as the father of the bride to dance with my daughter to one of the "Rocky" movie theme songs, “Eye of the Tiger” I found out after the reception that Airwaves learned that song the afternoon of the wedding at my daughter Katie’s request just to honor me. This is a band that not only sounds absolutely amazing but strives to serve the customer. You rock Airwaves!” Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music, DJ
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Beth
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Airwaves is an excellent band and well-liked by our guests. We were complimented about the music several times. They were very patient and responsive to my needs as a bride. They wanted to ensure that the music volume was suitable for all guests and made adjustments for our venue to make sure their band sounded great. They helped us raise money for our local food bank, something that was important to us. We made a great partnership. Also, I heard after the fact that they assisted one of my friends in moving several cases of beer when she needed it! We will always be appreciative and happy they performed on our special day.
Airwaves is an excellent band and well-liked by our guests. We were complimented about the music several times. They were Read more...
Airwaves is an excellent band and well-liked by our guests. We were complimented about the music several times. They were very patient and responsive to my needs as a bride. They wanted to ensure that the music volume was suitable for all guests and made adjustments for our venue to make sure their band sounded great. They helped us raise money for our local food bank, something that was important to us. We made a great partnership. Also, I heard after the fact that they assisted one of my friends in moving several cases of beer when she needed it! We will always be appreciative and happy they performed on our special day. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Private User
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Did a great job!

They were amazing and wonderful to work with!

Their son Bret played sang and played guitar during our wedding ceremony! Absolutely beautiful!!!

Thank you!!!
Did a great job!

They were amazing and wonderful to work with!

Their son Bret played sang and played Read more...
Did a great job!

They were amazing and wonderful to work with!

Their son Bret played sang and played guitar during our wedding ceremony! Absolutely beautiful!!!

Thank you!!! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Randal & Lisa
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
We had a DJ package from Airwaves. They were easy to work with and were sensitive to our wants and desires in regards to our music selections. We had an easy to understand contract so everything was outlined and understood ahead of time with no surprises at the reception. They were also knowledgeable in making the timing and flow of the reception run very smoothly. Everyone got involved in dancing, we had lots of fun and it was a great reception!
We had a DJ package from Airwaves. They were easy to work with and were sensitive to our wants and desires in regards to Read more...
We had a DJ package from Airwaves. They were easy to work with and were sensitive to our wants and desires in regards to our music selections. We had an easy to understand contract so everything was outlined and understood ahead of time with no surprises at the reception. They were also knowledgeable in making the timing and flow of the reception run very smoothly. Everyone got involved in dancing, we had lots of fun and it was a great reception! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.4/5.0
With short notice, Airwaves gave fantastic background music for dinner and mics for toasts. They also were really in-tune with what we were looking for for the evening, and then arranged fantastic, fun dance sets combining band and DJ services. Though a few of our requests weren't played, the only glitch was that, in my view, twice the speakers were overpowered causing a boom that toddlers found unnerving. With my wedding being their first experience, I wouldn't worry about that and have full confidence to use Airwaves services.
With short notice, Airwaves gave fantastic background music for dinner and mics for toasts. They also were really in-tune Read more...
With short notice, Airwaves gave fantastic background music for dinner and mics for toasts. They also were really in-tune with what we were looking for for the evening, and then arranged fantastic, fun dance sets combining band and DJ services. Though a few of our requests weren't played, the only glitch was that, in my view, twice the speakers were overpowered causing a boom that toddlers found unnerving. With my wedding being their first experience, I wouldn't worry about that and have full confidence to use Airwaves services. Read less
Services Used: Band, DJ
Airwaves responded with the following comments:

The loud sound referred to here was due to the fact that the power went off several times during the reception causing a loud popping sound in the speakers. This had to do with circuit limitations at the venue and nothing to do with the band or our equipment.

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