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Arlen Music Productions

Evanston , IL
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LOCATION

1415 Sherman Ave., Suite 101
Evanston, IL 60201 US (map)

PHONE

847-869-8826

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ABOUT US

Founded by Ken Arlen, Arlen Music Productions is a Chicago-based entertainment company that specializes in providing live customized music for special events. Recognized as the leader... Read more
Founded by Ken Arlen, Arlen Music Productions is a Chicago-based entertainment company that specializes in providing live customized music for special events. Recognized as the leader and trendsetter within the Chicago special event industry, Arlen Music has also established a nationwide presence with its premier band, the Ken Arlen Orchestra. Read less
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Are you an agency or a band?
Band
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
1-3, 4-6, 7+
What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?
Acoustic, Big Band, Blues, Caribbean, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, International, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B/Soul, Reggae, Rock, Strings, Swing
What music services do you provide?
Liability Insurance

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Front of House rocked the house at our July 2014 wedding! First of all, this band sounds so perfect that I felt like the recordings of the originals were playing all night. I had a friend tell me she felt like Rihanna was actually present! We considered many bands and Front of House's sound and professionalism was unmatched. If you like their online samples, they sound even better in person! From the inquiry process, wedding planning meetings, last minute changes, and day of coordination and performances, the Ken Arlen Group and Front of House were absolutely professional and outright amazing to work with. David, the band leader, in addition to having a beautiful voice, musical versatility, and a fabulous MC personality, is very organized and experienced. He really understands how weddings flow and how to keep the dance floor packed all night long. We trusted his instincts and our dance floor was packed from the first song to the last. The group learned and perfectly performed our first dance song (without sheet music, but from a YouTube cover!) with ease as well as a few other tunes that weren't in their rotation list. They exceeded our every expectation, and we will be recommending them to every couple we know. Front of House is a class act that's worth every penny-- they were the highlight of the night and made our wedding an unforgettable night of fun and dancing! Go ahead and make the best decision of your wedding planning and book them now.
Front of House rocked the house at our July 2014 wedding! First of all, this band sounds so perfect that I felt like the Read more...
Front of House rocked the house at our July 2014 wedding! First of all, this band sounds so perfect that I felt like the recordings of the originals were playing all night. I had a friend tell me she felt like Rihanna was actually present! We considered many bands and Front of House's sound and professionalism was unmatched. If you like their online samples, they sound even better in person! From the inquiry process, wedding planning meetings, last minute changes, and day of coordination and performances, the Ken Arlen Group and Front of House were absolutely professional and outright amazing to work with. David, the band leader, in addition to having a beautiful voice, musical versatility, and a fabulous MC personality, is very organized and experienced. He really understands how weddings flow and how to keep the dance floor packed all night long. We trusted his instincts and our dance floor was packed from the first song to the last. The group learned and perfectly performed our first dance song (without sheet music, but from a YouTube cover!) with ease as well as a few other tunes that weren't in their rotation list. They exceeded our every expectation, and we will be recommending them to every couple we know. Front of House is a class act that's worth every penny-- they were the highlight of the night and made our wedding an unforgettable night of fun and dancing! Go ahead and make the best decision of your wedding planning and book them now. Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Arlen Music's Skyline band was amazing. They were the perfect size to fit our budget and we could customize to add an additional instrument if needed.
Caitlin kept the whole crowd on their feet and even came into the crowd and sang with my mom. It was AMAZING!
Arlen Music's Skyline band was amazing. They were the perfect size to fit our budget and we could customize to add an Read more...
Arlen Music's Skyline band was amazing. They were the perfect size to fit our budget and we could customize to add an additional instrument if needed.
Caitlin kept the whole crowd on their feet and even came into the crowd and sang with my mom. It was AMAZING! Read less
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Ania
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
We searched long and hard for the perfect band for our wedding and found them with Entourage from Arlen Music Productions. David was amazing to work with. He was so calm and attentive to what we wanted to play at the wedding and his professionalism was outstanding. Entourage gave us the most spectacular wedding gift through their music.
We searched long and hard for the perfect band for our wedding and found them with Entourage from Arlen Music Productions. Read more...
We searched long and hard for the perfect band for our wedding and found them with Entourage from Arlen Music Productions. David was amazing to work with. He was so calm and attentive to what we wanted to play at the wedding and his professionalism was outstanding. Entourage gave us the most spectacular wedding gift through their music. Read less
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Ana Carla
Wedding:
8/24/2014
5.0/5.0
I know that the one thing everyone is going to remember from my wedding is how nice it was to have the group of violinist playing. I got so many compliments on it that I cant even count.
They were perfect and even when something went wrong because the flower girl didnt want to walk in and than decided to do it they improvised and no one could tell what had happened.
I know that the one thing everyone is going to remember from my wedding is how nice it was to have the group of violinist Read more...
I know that the one thing everyone is going to remember from my wedding is how nice it was to have the group of violinist playing. I got so many compliments on it that I cant even count.
They were perfect and even when something went wrong because the flower girl didnt want to walk in and than decided to do it they improvised and no one could tell what had happened. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
3/1/2014
5.0/5.0
We hired Front of House for our wedding at the Radisson Blu in March and they exceeded our very, very high expectations! They did a fantastic job of working the crowd and including fun dance music for guests of all ages and we have received nonstop compliments about how great they were! The group did a wonderful job of mixing in classics with our own contemporary favorites and the flow through the evening was perfect. I cannot speak more highly and would unconditionally recommend them.
We hired Front of House for our wedding at the Radisson Blu in March and they exceeded our very, very high expectations! Read more...
We hired Front of House for our wedding at the Radisson Blu in March and they exceeded our very, very high expectations! They did a fantastic job of working the crowd and including fun dance music for guests of all ages and we have received nonstop compliments about how great they were! The group did a wonderful job of mixing in classics with our own contemporary favorites and the flow through the evening was perfect. I cannot speak more highly and would unconditionally recommend them. Read less
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Bridget
Wedding:
1/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Sign a contract with Indigo and never look back!

I actually booked them before I booked any other vendors. They played my little sister's wedding and it was one of the most fun nights of my life - I knew I wanted the same feeling at my wedding!

Dan and the rest of the Indigo team know how to own a room and keep people up and dancing for hours on end. They play such a well-balanced mix of music for every person - even the older people at our wedding were living it up!

On top of that, they're just an amazingly fun and kind group of people. Dan made sure that we were happy every step of the way, and he even had a bunch of suggestions that made our night even better.

I cannot say enough about them - and neither can all of the people who attended our wedding! I've already been asked for their contact info by 5 friends! Thanks so much, Indigo, for making our night so perfect!
Sign a contract with Indigo and never look back!

I actually booked them before I booked any other vendors. They Read more...
Sign a contract with Indigo and never look back!

I actually booked them before I booked any other vendors. They played my little sister's wedding and it was one of the most fun nights of my life - I knew I wanted the same feeling at my wedding!

Dan and the rest of the Indigo team know how to own a room and keep people up and dancing for hours on end. They play such a well-balanced mix of music for every person - even the older people at our wedding were living it up!

On top of that, they're just an amazingly fun and kind group of people. Dan made sure that we were happy every step of the way, and he even had a bunch of suggestions that made our night even better.

I cannot say enough about them - and neither can all of the people who attended our wedding! I've already been asked for their contact info by 5 friends! Thanks so much, Indigo, for making our night so perfect! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Arlen's 8-piece band, Entourage, was the band at our recent wedding reception at the Crystal Gardens on Navy Pier. We had an absolutely wonderful experience and could not have been more pleased.

To begin, the band is incredibly talented. Both lead vocalists hit it out of the park and the musicianship is second to none! David Young, the band leader, also had incredible polish (and was a wiz on the trumpet!); he was the perfect MC for our night. They set the perfect tone for the event and kept our guests dancing all night.

Our guests were (and still are) raving about the band - we couldn't be happier to have worked with them!
Arlen's 8-piece band, Entourage, was the band at our recent wedding reception at the Crystal Gardens on Navy Pier. We had Read more...
Arlen's 8-piece band, Entourage, was the band at our recent wedding reception at the Crystal Gardens on Navy Pier. We had an absolutely wonderful experience and could not have been more pleased.

To begin, the band is incredibly talented. Both lead vocalists hit it out of the park and the musicianship is second to none! David Young, the band leader, also had incredible polish (and was a wiz on the trumpet!); he was the perfect MC for our night. They set the perfect tone for the event and kept our guests dancing all night.

Our guests were (and still are) raving about the band - we couldn't be happier to have worked with them! Read less
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Rhett and Andrew
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
When deciding on a band and entertainment for our ceremony we had a many choices. We watched Front of House during a free concert and we were amazed; we brought some friends along who said it was more like a concert than a band! After meeting Mike Goldman with Arlen Music and his band leader David Sherman we knew we had the right team to make our event memorable.

We had a specific type of music we wanted played and they not only listened but came through for us. We also asked David to sing us a special song we had chosen during dinner and he made it fun and personal. Late in the evening they started to play music we didn't ask for, but everyone was having a great time - as he mentioned, he knows the feel of the crowd so it worked out great. But be sure to be specific to what you want to be sure they know.

They made us feel and our ceremony feel important to them and that it wasn’t going to be just another ceremony…it was going to be just as important to them as to us. What we didn’t want was another wedding band, we wanted our guests to feel like they were at a concert…and they sure did. Our guests were blown away by their sound & appearance.

We would certainly work with them again and would recommend them for anyone who wants a great, professional band who is able to customize to any event.
When deciding on a band and entertainment for our ceremony we had a many choices. We watched Front of House during a free Read more...
When deciding on a band and entertainment for our ceremony we had a many choices. We watched Front of House during a free concert and we were amazed; we brought some friends along who said it was more like a concert than a band! After meeting Mike Goldman with Arlen Music and his band leader David Sherman we knew we had the right team to make our event memorable.

We had a specific type of music we wanted played and they not only listened but came through for us. We also asked David to sing us a special song we had chosen during dinner and he made it fun and personal. Late in the evening they started to play music we didn't ask for, but everyone was having a great time - as he mentioned, he knows the feel of the crowd so it worked out great. But be sure to be specific to what you want to be sure they know.

They made us feel and our ceremony feel important to them and that it wasn’t going to be just another ceremony…it was going to be just as important to them as to us. What we didn’t want was another wedding band, we wanted our guests to feel like they were at a concert…and they sure did. Our guests were blown away by their sound & appearance.

We would certainly work with them again and would recommend them for anyone who wants a great, professional band who is able to customize to any event. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Some weddings are all about the show, and others that are about the marriage and the celebration. For our event, the families took care of a meaningful wedding ceremony, and Caitlin Simone and Skyline did everything possible to make the rest of the evening an exceptional celebration. They personalized the evening for us and accommodated a few special musical plans meaningful to our family and friends. From the first song, the dance floor was packed, and it never emptied. We hope to see Skyline again at another St. Joe wedding for our younger daughter some day.
Some weddings are all about the show, and others that are about the marriage and the celebration. For our event, the Read more...
Some weddings are all about the show, and others that are about the marriage and the celebration. For our event, the families took care of a meaningful wedding ceremony, and Caitlin Simone and Skyline did everything possible to make the rest of the evening an exceptional celebration. They personalized the evening for us and accommodated a few special musical plans meaningful to our family and friends. From the first song, the dance floor was packed, and it never emptied. We hope to see Skyline again at another St. Joe wedding for our younger daughter some day. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Hiring Ken Arlen's Skyline band was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding! They are top notch musicians and entertainers. They kept the energy and the dancing going at our Sunday evening wedding (yep, it's a tough crowd on Sundays).

Caitlin met with us prior to the wedding. She really listen to our likes and dislikes and helped us craft a ceremony and reception that worked for us. The band was flexible about learning new songs (I wanted to walk down the aisle to Here Comes the Sun) and did an amazing job of performing them.

On our wedding day, I think the band was actually at our venue before we were. They kept us on track with all of our timelines from the first dance to speeches and cake cutting. They also did a great job with Salvage One's strict time constraints on loading/unloading equipment. If you're thinking of going with Skyline (or any of the Ken Arlen bands), you won't be sorry.
Hiring Ken Arlen's Skyline band was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding! They are top notch musicians and Read more...
Hiring Ken Arlen's Skyline band was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding! They are top notch musicians and entertainers. They kept the energy and the dancing going at our Sunday evening wedding (yep, it's a tough crowd on Sundays).

Caitlin met with us prior to the wedding. She really listen to our likes and dislikes and helped us craft a ceremony and reception that worked for us. The band was flexible about learning new songs (I wanted to walk down the aisle to Here Comes the Sun) and did an amazing job of performing them.

On our wedding day, I think the band was actually at our venue before we were. They kept us on track with all of our timelines from the first dance to speeches and cake cutting. They also did a great job with Salvage One's strict time constraints on loading/unloading equipment. If you're thinking of going with Skyline (or any of the Ken Arlen bands), you won't be sorry. Read less
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