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Craig Scott Entertainment

Rochelle Park , NJ

LOCATION

18 overlook ave
Rochelle park, NJ US 07662 (map)

PHONE

866-587-1066

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Craig Scott Entertainment is a "boutique" company that limits the number events we work on to ensure the highest level of service to each client. Our experienced team of event producers... Read more
Craig Scott Entertainment is a "boutique" company that limits the number events we work on to ensure the highest level of service to each client. Our experienced team of event producers have the knowledge and resources to build upon your ideas and dreams to produce an unforgettable reception.

From the moment your guests arrive to the very last song, let us provide the music and entertainment to enhance the ambiance for an experience that is truly one of a kind.

Call and discover why we are one of the most recommended sources for music and entertainment. Read less
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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Agency
What is the size of your band?
Large (6+ musicians), Medium (4-6 musicians), Small (1-3 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Calypso, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, R&B, Reggae, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Craig Scott Band was ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE! Our wedding was at The Grove in Cedar Grove, NJ and we had 275 guests at our wedding. The dance floor was packed and full of energy the entire night! The whole band was excellent - the singers are really what made this band exceptional. They moved around the dance floor and interacted with the guests in a great manner. I've been to other events where the interaction from the musicians or party hosts is too in your face and agitating, but Craig Scott singers brought this party to life! My husband and I are both musicians and our family and friends love to dance so having great music was a top priority for us and Craig Scott nailed it! They also provided music for the cocktail hour (jazz trio), which was a great addition to the evening. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND CRAIG SCOTT BAND!
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jennifer
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married June 28, 2014 at the gorgeous Hilton Pearl River. When we booked the hotel for the wedding, we asked our wonderful wedding planner there who she recommended for Music and she had nothing but the highest regards and compliments of Craig Scott Entertainment. We called, made an appointment and it was a wonderful experience since day 1. Scott was such a nice guy and helped get all the music coordinated and ready for what would be the greatest day of my life. We had live musicians (violin and piano) for the ceremony that were able to take my favorite songs and make them sound magical. For the reception we had DJ Jason and let me tell you he is not just amazing at what he does, he is the best – all of the guests were raving at how good our DJ was, how smooth our party flowed and how much fun the song choices were! DJ Jason was exceptional and in fact, more than I had anticipated. He made sure that the dance floor was filled, the music was “bumpin” and everyone was happy. DJ Jason was AMAZING and is highly recommended!!!! THANK YOU Craig Scott Entertainment!! We Look forward to having reasons to celebrate with you in the future!!
Services Used: Band, DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I hired Craig Scott Orchestra for my wedding June 1, 2014 at The Maritime Parc in Jersey City. Craig Scott Orchestra came highly recommended by one of my clients at work. My client told me that at his wedding 10 years ago everyone danced till the last minute of the wedding, even the old people. My family and friends love to dance and my goal for my wedding was to party the entire time. When I met with Scott Hornak for the first time he was super upbeat and promised we would be blown away by his band and ensured me they would keep my guests dancing the entire wedding. My husband and I danced the entire night and so did all of our guests, just as promised, I lost my heels pretty quickly ; ) His band was on time, professional and super fun. I had 25 family member from Israel fly in especially for my wedding and Craig accommodated my request to play Israeli songs that I sent him, which I thought was really awesome and he even let my cousin sing and Avicii ‘Wake me Up’ song ( he’s a professional singer). It made my wedding really personal and I appreciated his flexibility. I had the best wedding ever!! I highly recommend Craig Scott Orchestra.
Services Used: Band, DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Harry Stuart Band was absolutely amazing at our wedding. All of the guests were raving about how awesome the music was all night. My mom even commented how she had never seen a wedding where nobody left the dance floor the entire night. My wife and I could not have been happier as to the job that Craig Scott Entertainment and the Harry Stuart Band did. It really added so much fun and enjoyment to our special night. We would enthusiastically recommend using Craig Scott Entertainment and the Harry Stuart Band for the music at your wedding. They had a perfect mix of music that all ages of people at our wedding loved: from our friends to our parents' friends, the dance floor was packed the entire night.
Services Used: Band
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Toni
Wedding:
5/23/2014
5.0/5.0
They were fabulous to work with! My husband has a passion for music so the band decision was a big one. We booked Phase One for our May 2014 wedding after having a sit down meeting with Rich. He was great to work with leading up to the wedding, they provide everything online and make it so easy. Rich is always quick to get back to you in regards to your questions or with suggestions. The band even learned a few of our favorite songs and Dave Matthews Band is no easy task!!

Phase One definitely made a huge impact on our wedding, both our friends and friends of our parents have given us feedback about how great the band was and how much fun they had dancing. The fact that the band came out onto the dance floor and interacted with our guests was amazing, got people up and going. Rich and the band even allowed my husband & I to join them singing on stage!

I feel a band or DJ can definitely make or break a wedding and Phase One was just fabulous. I would highly recommend Craig Scott Entertainment & Phase One to anyone interested in having a band.
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Clyde
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
The band Escapade from Craig Scott entertainment played at my wedding in May 2014. I had seen them before at my sister's wedding a couple years earlier. As soon as my fiancee and I saw them play we knew we want them for our wedding. They play a great variety of music, anything you could want, and everything sounded great. The band definitely makes the wedding, and they had everyone dancing the whole time. They were very helpful in planning the wedding, and keeping the flow going the night of the wedding. I highly recommend them.
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Tracy
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were back and forth trying to decide if we wanted a band or a DJ for months, and while attending a wedding last year, we had the most amazing time with Escapade from Craig Scott Entertainment. There was not a moment of the night that the dance floor was empty... they kept the crowd going for hours and everyone at the wedding kept commenting on how amazing they were. Immediately we made the decision to go with a band and booked them a few days later.!
I was married in June and I honestly have guests still calling me for the band information. They were amazing!!!!! My husband and I along with all 250 of our guests never wanted to stop dancing....... it was the best decision we made for our wedding.
Scott and Stacy are beyond helpful and are so quick to respond to every email and phone call from us. I would definitely recommend Escapade and Craig Scott Entertainment to everyone! We loved them so much my sister booked them for her wedding in June 2015.
Thank you Craig Scott Entertainment!
-Tracy & Anthony
Services Used: Band, DJ
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Bart
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
We are still giddy over the fantastic job the Craig Scott Orchestra did at our beautiful daughter's wedding!!! The flow of the reception was managed seamlessly. The music and vocalists were awesome. From the first dance on, the dance floor was filled all night. They "read" the crowd perfectly, and the choice of music (which we happily left to Craig Scott and Co.) was perfect. The bride, groom, as well as dozens of guest commented on how great the band was. While not inexpensive, the Craig Scott Orchestra may well be the premier vendor for just superb wedding music!!! We expected them to be very good, and they way surpassed everyone expectation.

Perfect.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was held at Bryant Park Grill in Manhattan. We worked with Craig Scott and used Matt Friedman and Uptown Sounds as our band.

From start to finish, it was an absolute pleasure to work with everyone at Craig Scott – from Scott himself to the various persons who kept in touch with us through the planning process, always answering our questions in a timely manner and helping with paperwork, suggestions, etc. We can honestly say that our experience with Craig Scott was exceptional, and highly recommend them with enthusiasm and without any reservations. Having gone through the wedding planning process with numerous vendors, their professionalism and diligence really stood out.

Regarding the reception itself, Matt and his band were incredible! They were exactly what we wanted – they played the kind of music we love (upbeat Top 40, Motown, classic pop) and did a great job interacting with the crowd and keeping everyone involved and happy. Everything they played sounded great and authentic, and never came across as cheesy (a personal pet peeve for wedding bands). Most importantly, Matt went out of his way during the evening to make sure we were happy with what they were playing, saying, etc. We can’t say enough about their professionalism and talent -- everyone raved about them! Thanks to Matt, we couldn’t have had a better time.
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seth
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
The Craig Scott Orchestra played at my wedding a few weeks ago and I could not have picked a better band for our reception. I looked into several bands during wedding planning and I knew Craig Scott was the way to go as soon as I spoke to them. They are SPOT ON with all the hits and absolutely know how to work a crowd. The entire dance floor was packed the entire night and all night, people were (and still are) asking who the band was. Highly, highly recommended!

P.S. If Scott tells you he had a double espresso before the wedding, make sure you have your dancing shoes on. Thank you again Scott!
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Mira
Wedding:
4/6/2014
5.0/5.0
If the music at your wedding or event is really important to you then go with Craig Scott Entertainment! Our wedding guests were raving about the band, everyone was dancing from ages 15-90. Once people were up dancing they would not leave the dance floor because the energy from the band was remarkable. They can cover any song you want and make it sound fresh. Our first dance as a married couple was one of the highlights of the night for us and we owe that to how well the band played our song. If you love music, you will not be disappointed with this band.
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Craig Scott Orchestra is amazing! They played for our cocktail hour and reception. The cocktail hour ambiance was extra special with the pianist and upright bass. The reception was a dance party all night long! They got everyone up and dancing and sounded awesome. They were so accommodating of song requests and completely accessible during the planning process. Everyone said they were the best wedding band ever! I highly suggest them!!!!!
Services Used: Band
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Lara
Wedding:
3/1/2014
5.0/5.0
We met with Rich from Craig Scott Entertainment after meeting with two other band companies. It became clear -- from both our research and from the meeting with Rich -- that Craig Scott would provide us with a terrific quality band at a very reasonable value.

We listened to multiple Craig Scott bands, and after speaking to various references, ended up using Phase One and Rich Bascomb (7 pieces). After signing the contract, we also added a string quartet for our ceremony and used an upright bass and keyboard for our cocktail hour - both through Craig Scott.

Working with Rich to plan our wedding was a pleasure. He was responsive, helpful, and accommodating.

On the day of the wedding, everything was perfect. The string quartet was pitch perfect and set the tone of our ceremony. The music at the cocktail hour was a perfect accompaniment. And Phase One was superb throughout the evening.

They started with a slower set and then transitioned to our first dance, which they executed perfectly. The rest of the evening was terrific -- we had sets that were better for our older guests and sets that were better for our friends -- all of which were played to perfection. Most importantly, Phase One played all of the songs that we asked them to play and steered far clear of that which we asked them not to play.

Our guests raved about the band throughout the night and for days afterwards. My husband and I both thought that the band far exceeded our own (already high) expectations. We would -- without hesitation -- recommend that others work with Rich and Phase One.
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Katie
Wedding:
1/19/2014
5.0/5.0
We hired the band Escapade based off of a recommendation from a friend that had them at their wedding, and I'm so happy we did!!! They were absolutely amazing! They played 80's, 90's, and Today's Hits which is exactly what we had asked for and literally had everyone dancing all night!! We got married in January and I have guests still telling me how awesome our band was. They really made the night one we will never forget!
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I know everyone gives 5 stars for their vendors, but in all honesty, the band, Phase One, totally made the wedding. We have not stopped hearing from our guests how amazing they were. And we had THE most amazing time EVER! They totally read the crowd and the party. They had everyone from 20 year old's to 70 year old's dancing non-stop for 4 hours. Even with the threat of a blizzard and 12 inches of snow, the band was there! Rich took control of the day and I had total trust in him and let him lead the way - not having to worry is priceless for a bride! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Craig Scott Orchestra was unbelievable. I met with this band and was sold on them immediately. My request was to keep everyone on the dance floor and they did just that. Everyone was raving about how great they were. I couldn't agree more. My feet are still sore from dancing a week later.
Services Used: Band
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Kristen
Wedding:
12/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Jason was the DJ we contracted with from Craig Scott Entertainment for our wedding on December, 28th 2013 and we could not have been luckier to have him. Jason was all about us, very good at his trade, and he really kept the night moving with his music choices and transitions between essential parts of the night. We talked with Jason about a week before the wedding to give him our specific song choices for first dance, father/daughter dance, etc. but outside of those songs, we just told Jason what type of music we wanted for each part of the night and he hit the ground running from there. He kept everyone moving and the party fun which was exactly what we were looking for. One of qualities we most admired about Jason was the fact that he really cared about our experience that night. For example, before the Bridal Party Introductions, he came up to the bridal suite and went through pronunciations with all 20 people in the bridal party so that he did not mispronounce anyone’s name. I have been to plenty of weddings where names were mispronounced and it was remarkable for Jason to really care and to take that extra step for us at our wedding. Overall, we could not have been happier to have Jason on our big night, and we would recommend him 10 out of 10 times for future couples who are looking for a DJ for their big day. Thanks Jason!
Services Used: DJ
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Kristen
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Nick and I got married earlier this month at the Palace at Somerset Park. We knew as soon as we got engaged that we wanted a band at our wedding even if it meant we might have to cut in other places. Craig Scott was the first meeting we made. We spent about an hour in the office listening to some of their music and going over some details of how having a band works. After that meeting we canceled our other appointments and booked them the next day! We knew just from meeting with them that they had all the experience and professionalism we would ever find. Scott told us at the end of the meeting that they would not disappoint and they absolutely did not. The Craig Scott Orchestra is INCREDIBLE!!! Scott is even there that night rocking on the drums! Nick the MC was a pleasure to work with and ran everything so smoothly! It was seamless from beginning to end and we HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend if you have to chance to you invite them to be a part of your wedding reception too. You will not regret it, Nick and I hope we get to see them at another wedding soon!!
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Jeffrey
Wedding:
11/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Very responsive to a non-conventional request to embed .mp3 clips into live band play. Result was perfect. Music the entire night was spectacular and in line with the requested content. Highly recommend this band.
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Eric
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
An absolute no-brainer. The Craig Scott Orchestra indisputably brought the entire house down. Friends and family will not stop telling us how amazing the music was. From beginning to end (including a welcome violinist, and entry foyer pianist, reception violinist and guitar, cocktail house pianist and upright bass, and finally 11 piece band), it was a full service experience. Scott was a pleasure to work with from the minute we booked them to the last wedding song. His charisma, professionalism and most importantly expertise in what he does is unmatched. This is high-class, folks. If you're not going with Craig Scott for your wedding band, you're missing the best opportunity to take your wedding to the next level.
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Heather
Wedding:
10/18/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding on October 18th 2013 at the Stonehouse at Stirling Ridge. When we first met with Scott from Craig Scott Entertainment he assured my husband and I that he would absolutely blow us away. Admiring his confidence we went with the 13 piece Craig Scott Orchestra and we as well as all of our guests were nothing short of blown away! The music selection was incredible and I have never seen that many people on the dance floor before. I had uncles and grandparents that I have never seen move at a family function up and dancing and using cowbells and other instruments! The band members were amazing! Their voices were breathtaking! My husband and I had people coming up to us all night with compliments--"Your band is awesome!" "I've never heard such great music at a wedding!" The list goes on. The most special part of the night was when the female vocalist sang our wedding song to conclude the night. She hit every note beautifully! The Craig Scott Orchestra truly made our wedding day the most memorable day of our lives and we cannot thank them enough!! I highly recommend them to anyone planning a wedding! You and your guests will be on your feet the whole night!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I am so happy I hired the Craig Scott Orchestra to perform at my recent wedding (Oct. 13, 2013). We had a 12-person set and booked them about a year before our wedding. Over the course of the year, I would e-mail Craig Scott's team with questions, concerns, and thoughts on the musis selection for our big day.... they always responded to my calls and emails. Never had to speak to a middle person, never had to wait, etc etc.

I hired them because I had seen them perform at 2 other weddings (my best friend, and my cousin). It was really fun for my cousins and friends to know that I hired the same band as them - and Scott remembered them too! You really become a part of the family when you work with these people.

Truly the best.

Some words to describe them...
- Organized
- Professional
- Detail oriented
- FUN
- Energetic

These guys will get EVERYONE on the dance floor. HIRE THEM - It will be the best decision. It's worth every penny!
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Tetiana
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
We learned of Craig Scott as they were recommended by our venue, The Palace in Somerset, NJ. Rich did a great job going over things in our initial meeting and we decided on the Phase One band with a DJ, and a musician for cocktail hour. As the wedding approached, my husband was in charge of compiling his own musical requests and that of our parents. This list was not guaranteed to be played as Rich explained to my husband that the lists of songs provided were enough for 3 weddings! We even had a specific time we wanted our entrance songs to start at and Rich and his team took care of it. Leading up to the wedding we also had a few planning calls to go over details, Rich was patient and did a great job with learning about a Ukrainian tradition where the parents give a blessing to the bride and groom at the beginning of the reception. The band did a great job of playing dinner music and party music, playing just enough from each genre on the list we compiled, and at the end the DJ played many of the more obscure club songs my husband wanted and had everyone on the dance floor! All in all, a great night we will not forget thanks to Rich and Phase One!
Services Used: Band, DJ
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Meghan
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Unbelievable. I booked them based on reviews from various websites, and they could not have been more spot on. People are still calling me to rave about them. The Craig Scott Orchestra were professional and flexible from day one. They drew off the crowd and provided the perfect music sets throughout the night. We also used their acoustic guitarist for our ceremony and cocktail hour, and he provided the exact vibe we wanted. If you are wary of the variation a band can play versus a DJ, choose Craig Scott- they can do it all.
Services Used: Band, DJ
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Marianne
Wedding:
10/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Wish we could do it all again!!! We used the neue stringz quartet for our wedding ceremony & cocktail hour, and they were sick!!!! They are so amazing and fit our barn style wedding perfectly. Afterward, we had rich bascomb and phase one and they were equally impressive. They played everything, even PHISH!! We loved our wedding so much but totally wish we could go back to listen to it again. It all happened so quickly and we were pulled in so many directions, we wish we could have listened to them some more!!! Everyone is still talking about the music!!
Services Used: Band, DJ
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Mary
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
The Harry Stuart Band was fantastic. They played great music and kept us all dancing all night. We could not have asked for a better band to play at my daughter wedding. A great evening.
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
craig scott entertainment is a fantastic venue. We used the Anthony Michael orchestra and they were outstanding. Learned the songs my son and his bride wanted. everyone raved about the music and singing. We had one son get married last August and was so pleased that we reserved the same band for our other son's wedding and just as pleased. Do not shop around..you cannot beat the value and sound of this band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We used the Craig Scott Orchestra and they were amazing! Our reception was a great party and the music played all night! We worked with Scott Hornack, who was so nice and accomodating. He spent a lot of time with us discussing what we wanted for our wedding and on the day we could not have been happier.
Services Used: Band
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Alexandra
Wedding:
10/4/2013
5.0/5.0
We used Craig Scott for our wedding, and we couldn't be more happy! They gave us an amazing band called Escapade. The band was absolutely fantastic! we are so glad we chose them. They sang such a variety of music and they were so good. They made it so much fun, and our guests danced the night away to awesome music. Craig Scott and the band Escapade helped make our wedding feel very special and we strongly recommend them!!!
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Deirdre
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
The Craig Scott Orchestra was phenomenal! My best friend had them perform at her wedding a few years back and since then, I knew they were the band that I wanted at my wedding. Aside from their music talent, the Craig Scott Orchestra went out of there way to make our wedding day extraordinary. The band leader approached my husband and I multiple times to make sure our evening was perfect.

I could have not have asked for better entertainment and received so many compliments on our music selection. They are truly the BEST!
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Adrian
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
I met with Scott Hornak at his NY office and after a great meeting I knew that Matt Friedman and Uptown Sounds was the band I wanted for our wedding. Matt Friedman listened to my short list of requests and did a great job preparing music sets for our wedding. The band did an AMAZING job on September 28th and we are all still talking about it. They had all the guests dancing and enjoying the music. The band has received so many compliments from many of our guests. They truly helped to make it an unforgettable wedding. Many thanks to Craig Scott Entertainment!!
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Craig Scott Entertainment came highly recommended by our venue so we decided to give them a try. From the very first phone call to discuss our event to the very last minute at the reception, they were complete professionals.

We hired a keyboard player for the cocktail hour and a DJ/Uplighting for the reception. Lou the keyboard player was excellent and DJ Jason was superb. Not only did he get around to playing all of our music selections but they also kept the event flowing smoothly. They coordinated with the captain at the venue to ensure everyone was in sync and the uplighting was spectacular.

One thing I found particularly helpful was their web site. After the initial deposit, you log onto their web site to enter your music selections for all aspects of the event (e.g. mother/son dance, father/daughter dance, etc.). This made the task much simpler. Feedback from our guests in-the-know was that DJ Jason used a high quality sound system; better than most for this type of occasion.

We were certainly impressed with their performance and feel that our event was so successful thanks mostly to our decision to hire Craig Scott Entertainment. We will certainly recommend them in the future.
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Craig Scott band was worth every penny! We got married in early September and our guests are still raving about how awesome the band was. They had our guests dancing from the second the reception began until it ended, i've never seen that before! Scott and Nick worked with us on the lighting, songs and feel of our wedding and were able to accommodate last minutes changes that I requested. Scott took the time to speak with me before the wedding began and again at the end of the night to make sure that we were happy. I LOVE CRAIG SCOTT BAND!!
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We got married on August 31, and used Craig Scott for all of our music needs. They provided live musicians for the ceremony and cocktail hour, and then we had a DJ and percussionist for the reception, and all of them were fantastic. Everything played during our ceremony was a custom request, which they happily agreed to. The DJ for the night (DJ Gary) was fantastic, and the accompanying percussionist really helped liven up the party. Throughout the entire process, Scott and his team were quick and responsive, and we really had no issues with them whatsoever. Excellent vendor experience, and strongly recommended.
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Lauren
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
The Craig Scott Orchestra MADE our wedding reception. They started the party immediately, they never let it stop, and they sent everyone home talking about the music, the energy in the building and the quality of the sound inside the gorgeous venue of The Grove.

Pat’s friend, a bassist from Texas, was blown away by the quality of the guitar and bass combination playing during the cocktail hour, setting the mood from a balcony overlooking the party. Then, once the guests entered the grand ballroom, the Orchestra drew them onto the dance floor immediately, filling the center of the room before the festivities even had started.

The dancing was so consistent, and the atmosphere was so electric, that a father of one of the groomsmen said he had only danced once before in his life, at his own wedding (because he had to!), but at our wedding, he danced almost the entire night.

And what can we say about Scott Hornak? I think we’ll need a drumroll for this one, Scott!

Scott cared from day one about US, not just about the wedding. Yes, it was important for him to make our day special by playing a terrific set and keeping our guests happy. But he was attentive to our every need as a couple, going out of his way in pre-wedding meetings to assure us of whatever concerns we may have had and then pulling out all the stops on our wedding day:

A Sinatra singer, an Italian singer, a Michael Jackson act, all part of a 14-piece extravaganza. We’re starting to dance again just writing this!

Then the Craig Scott DJ smoothly transitioned everyone into the after-party, keeping a beat that had us and our guests dancing all the way until 2 a.m.

The music stands out, but Scott and the musicians also stand out as people.

Scott cares. They care. They’re the best.
Services Used: Band, DJ
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Danielle
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Richard Bascomb and Phase One did an exceptional job at our wedding! Everyone had a great time and the parry didn't stop. We were blown away by how good they were. If you want a fun wedding with excellent music then you MUST USE THEM!!!!!!!! Great work!! Wish it didn't go so fast!
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Craig Scott Entertainment absolutely outdid my highest expectations. It is now more than two months since our wedding day and our friends and family are still comparing our party to all others and raving that it was the most fun they've had in ages. All credit goes to the band! They played something for everyone and kept our guests dancing the ENTIRE night.

You truly rocked it and we can't thank you enough!!
Services Used: Band
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Katie
Wedding:
8/9/2013
5.0/5.0
We had Richard Bascomb and Phase One for our wedding. They were the band for my sisters wedding 5 years ago, and I knew then, Aaron and I had to have them for our wedding!!! People did not stop raving about them. Even when the band took a break during dinner, they didn't really take a break! They still preformed on the keyboard and played live music throughout. They were amazing, and I will recommend them to all brides! Very easy to work with, professional...had everyone out on the dance floor...It was perfect...Thank you!!!!!!
Services Used: Band
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Private User
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Craig Scott Orchestra is an extremely professional band that just rocks your wedding day! I knew I was in good hands from day one. They were also the band for my sisters wedding four years prior and somehow I felt they have got even better. All age groups will be up and dancing the whole night. They are truly fabulous in every way! Thank you for making our day so special!!!!
Services Used: Band
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Ashley
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about Craig Scott Orchestra!! From the planning to the day of the wedding, everything was AMAZING!! I had seen Craig Scott play at our friends wedding 5 years ago, and I knew they were great, but they blew us away at our wedding!! Everyone was dancing all night!! We are still getting emails and phone calls saying how amazing our band was. I can't thank you enough for everything and making all of our dreams come true!!
Services Used: Band
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Kim
Wedding:
7/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Having a band was not something I thought was necessary, however my husband was adamant about it...boy I couldn't of been more wrong! Having a band made our wedding and Escapade was AMAZING! People are still talking about our wedding entertainment. From the ceremony to the reception, Craig Scott was top notch! Best wedding decision we made!
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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brooke
Wedding:
7/21/2013
5.0/5.0
I have never heard guests rave as much as they had for my DJ Christian. He was absolutely incredible and kept the party alive. His choice of music is perfect. He was at my side all night making sure everything was right. The staff in the office was also great leading up to the party
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had Phase One at our wedding on July 13, 2013. They were phenomenal! One of the most important parts of the wedding for my husband and I was the band. It was the first thing we booked after we found our venue. The moment we met with Rich, the band director, we knew we found the perfect band for us. He sat down with us for over an hour and showed us videos and let us listen to clips of songs. We loved the sound immediately. Prior to the wedding, Craig Scott Entertainment contacted us frequently to update us on everything. Rich also emailed us numerous times to discuss music. The band learned our song since it was not a popular one. It wasn't even a question when we asked if it would be okay. When the day of the wedding finally came, the band was prompt and so professional. We had the keyboardist play at the cocktail hour and he provided the perfect background music. The reception was definitely the best part. The dance floor was PACKED the entire night. I can't tell you how many people are still telling us how amazing our band was. Our guests were literally blown away with how amazing they were. One of the best things is that they provide continuous music throughout the night. There was never a stop in music for the entire reception. We loved working with Phase One and Craig Scott Entertainment!
Services Used: Band
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Colleen
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
We hired Craig Scott Orchestra for our wedding in Baltimore, MD. Craig Scott Orchestra had already done an outstanding job for two of my cousins at their weddings (2009 and 2012) so it was the first call I made when started to plan our wedding. I asked for Craig Scott's date availability before I booked a venue, church, etc. This band is awesome and I didn't want to have my wedding without them! Since I had already seen the band perform at two other weddings I knew Craig Scott would deliver and that my wedding was going to be so much fun!! Scott and Nick are awesome and it was great working with them! They listen to what you want and can read the crowd perfectly. Everyone is dancing from the very beginning until the end. Guests are still telling me that was the best band they've ever seen!

I would highly recommend Craig Scott Orchestra to anyone planning a wedding. They are worth every penny!! I can't wait for someone else to get married in my family so we can see them again!
Services Used: Band
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Private User
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Craig Scott Entertainment is amazing! This is honestly the only talent agency to work with if you are getting married or hosting a big event in the tri-state area. We hired Phase One for our wedding because we were looking for a very versatile band that could play everything from Motown, to 80s rock, to even Phish! Our first song was La Vie En Rose and the trumpet player, Ray, absolutely nailed the solo. This band honestly made the party everything we could have hoped for and we received countless compliments from our guest about how incredible the energy was. If you're considering a band or DJ from Craig Scott, I can confidently say they only hire the most talented musicians out there.
Services Used: Band, DJ
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Paul
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Craig Scott Entertainment is amazing! This is honestly the only talent agency to work with if you are getting married or hosting a big event in the tri-state area. We hired Phase One for our wedding because we were looking for a very versitile band that could play everything from Motown, to 80s rock, to even Phish!

Our first song was La Vie En Rose and the trumpet player, Ray, absolutely nailed the solo. This band honeslty made the party everything we could have hoped for and we received countless compliments from our guest about how incredible the energy was. If you're considering a band or DJ from Craig Scott, I can confidently say they only hire the most talented people out there.
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
DJ Gary was AMAZING!!! He played a variety of music for all to enjoy, and our guests still talk about how fantastic our wedding was, especially the music! At one point I remember looking around and noticing that the dance floor was completely packed! It was an awesome party. We also had a guitar player at our cocktail hour, Larry, who did a wonderful job as well. I would highly recommend DJ Gary and Larry!
Services Used: DJ
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Mike
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
As father of the bride I really had little input as to the details of the wedding. However, we were very lucky and most grateful to have Scott, Nick, and his orchestra at the affair. Not only were they excellent at the wedding but their professionalism during the planning stages was absolutely outstanding. This vendor was always reliable and flexible. Their team actually cared and we felt like we were dealing with a true partner rather than someone we had hired. We are still getting phone calls and hearing comments from our guests as well as other vendors regarding how great the orchestra was.
My wife and I, as parents of the bride would recommend the Craig Scott Orchestra as the best band and singers we have seen and heard in a long time.
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Let me start by saying that we are still getting phone calls from guests raving about how they have never heard a band as fantastic nor as interactive! We are so grateful to have Scott and the rest of the orchestra ... They made our wedding amazing! The talent as well as professionalism during the planning process was top notch! It was refreshing to work with a vender that was reliable and flexible. As a bride the last thing you want to worry about is the music/entertainment. I can honestly say from the moment we booked them I had not one worry or concern! Finally the team actually cared!! They were all so genuine ...it was amazing! I would 110% recommend them as a matter of fact I am trying to think of any excuse to have a party where we can have them back again!!!
Services Used: Band, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Three Weeks after my wedding people are still raving about how great the band was! Not only was the talent of the musicians outstanding but the professionalism and service was above and beyond what I had expected. Craig scott entertainment took all of our ideas and created a seamless night of music from the ceremony right through the cake cutting. When meeting with Scott he listened to me and my fiancee's million crazy and often times conflicting ideas and miraculously created a night that reflected our personalities better than we even could have imagined. finally, not only was the music great but the people at Craig Scott were highly accessible. I was always able to get a friendly voice on the phone without having to leave a message. I highly recommend using Craig Scott entertainment for your wedding. My Husband and I can't wait to throw another big party just so we can hire them again!
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Douglas
Wedding:
6/23/2013
5.0/5.0
When looking at any of these companies there are a few things I was looking for and truly the company exceeded everything that i wanted in fact they went so beyond in suggesting and polishing the entertainment that there truly was no compare. First off the level of professionalism was outstanding. The coordinator was great in getting all of our request and the suggestions that were being made weren't just adding more things but truly finding out what made the party better and in some ways making suggestions that reduced the price of the event. Further there were multiple times during the wedding were there were issues with the wedding planner(won't mention names here, maybe in other review of that person) in which she could not deal with stress and could not coordinate between he band, and the photographer and completely was useless when there was a major issue of the wedding cake not showing up. The wedding planner was completely useless and my wife and I were just resigning ourselves to the fact that we would not have a cake cutting ceremony which would have been fine but one of the owners and member of the band, scott, intervened on our account and we had a makeshift cake cutting ceremony, and in my opinion even better then if everything went as planned. The other things that was amazing was we had a lot of elements, including a guitarist for the processional, bag pipers for the recessional and processional to the cocktail hour, a swing jazz band for the cocktail hour, and pop band for the reception. All the music was just amazing and at no point was there any issue with any component of the wedding, once that professionalism, but the artistry of those musicians were just spot on. The guitarist was so good, the bag pipes and drumer... corps... was so fun! the swing band were great, and the band... there were times when i had to turn around because i thought the band had taken a break and were just playing a CD.
Services Used: Band
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Christina
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Craig Scott Entertainment was a pleasure to do business with....they were professional and easy to work with. We hired Matt Friedman and Uptown Sounds and they did an absolutely amazing job. They rocked our wedding and kept the dance floor packed all night long. People are still talking about how they were the best band they have ever heard. Matt listened to our requests and had some great suggestions of his own. They are super talented and appeal to all age groups. I highly recommend them to anyone to book with confidence :)
Services Used: Band
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Private User
Wedding:
6/2/2013
5.0/5.0
From the initial meeting with Scott, we had full confidence that Scott and the Craig Scott Orchestra would be an incredible band at our wedding. Scott was so friendly and truly a pleasure to work with. Scott has incredible enthusiasm for what he does, and we could not have asked to work with a better team leader and band. The band exceeded all of our expectations on our wedding day. They were amazing in every way - from the ceremony music (acoustic guitar and violin) to the band in the reception -- everyone was dancing the entire night. The band had incredible voices, and played a variety of great dance music. Our wedding was the most special evening, and I confidently would recommend Craig Scott Orchestra to any future bride/groom. You cannot find a better person to work with than Scott, and the band performed better than we could have even imagined. Highly highly recommend the Craig Scott Orchestra!!!
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Craig Scott Entertainment did an outstanding job at our wedding and we continue to get compliments from guests that the music at our wedding was some of the best they had ever heard. We hired the orchestra and they did a great job of getting everyone up and dancing right from the start. They were also very professional and easy to work with. We were at first somewhat surprised that we were only specifically asked to request 5 songs (in addition to the traditional wedding songs). It worked out magnificently - the band really catered to the crowd and was also able to take some requests this way! I would highly recommend this vendor to any bride. Be sure to book early as they are popular.
Services Used: Band
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John
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
A groomsman who is a huge music fan said the following to me, "this might be the best band I've ever seen... this includes Jimmy Page and The Black Crowes, and the Allman Brothers". They moved the crowd from start to finish and left them wanting more. What else can I say... they were amazing and even let me jam with them.
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Craig Scott Band was amazing. They were super responsive every step of the way, genuinely excited for us and wanted to make it the perfect day. We gave them a framework and a concept, and they were able to run with it to make a perfect event; they made it easy for us and in the middle of everything we had going on, we knew we could trust them to get the job done. They responded well to special requests and were happy to make our wedding about what we wanted.

People were dancing, the band was engaging the crowd, and most of all, they cared about what we wanted and listened to what we had to say. They were professionals every step of the way and it was a real pleasure not only working with them but having them at our wedding to share the day with us. We recommend them to anybody for their wedding.
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had DJ Christian at our wedding and he was fantastic! He understood exactly what we wanted from a music point of view and really listened to us. He had great energy and kept the dance floor packed all night long. I highly recommend the Craig Scott team.
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Nick and Scott were AWESOME!

Those guys were nothing but fun from the second we booked them. We loved them to much we told them we were going to take them on our honeymoon with us. Seriously, they were outstanding.

The guys promised us that they'd have the whole wedding up and dancing, and they delivered on that promise!

Do yourself a favor and book the orchestra for your wedding. Everyone said that the band was the most entertaining band they had every witnessed. Good job, guys!

The Lyndhurst honeymoon invite still stands! :)
Services Used: Band, DJ
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Marfinda
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
We booked Craig Scott based on a recommendation without even researching other companies and we was happy we did! The band we chose (Escapade) played such a wide variety of music that appealed to guests of all ages. The dance floor was packed all night! We still have guests asking us for their contact information for their next event. Craig Scott was excellent to work with and made the planning process seamless with a user-friendly online system where you can enter all of your music selections and preferences. We did not provide them with too many guidelines as we trusted their reputation and we could not have been any happier. Booking them in a no-brainer! You will be happy you did!
Services Used: Band
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Pam
Wedding:
3/3/2013
5.0/5.0
We booked Craig Scott Orchestra for our wedding based solely on reviews - and let me tell you, the reviews are SPOT ON! The band was absolutely amazing. Our guests danced the night away from the moment we were introduced until the last song of the evening. Even while the dinner courses were being served, there was always someone singing - the music was nonstop which is exactly what we wanted. Our guests are still raving about CSO and many have called them "the best band they've ever heard!"

It was a pleasure to work with Scott, Nick, Cathy, Stacy and the rest of the Craig Scott team. They were very responsive leading up to the wedding - whether it was checking to see if the band can play a song request to recommending acoustic guitar songs to play during the ceremony. We even got a personalized note from Scott the night before the wedding, which really meant a lot to us.

If you're looking for a great band with lots of energy - look no further. I guarantee you will not be disappointed with CSO! They are THE BEST.
Services Used: Band
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Alex
Wedding:
2/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Craig Scott was amazing from the first meeting my husband and I had with Scott Hornak. We immediately hit it off with him - he has a great personality and was so pleasant and REAL unlike some other band owners that we met with during the planning process. He was genuinely interested in us as a couple and not just about taking our money. After meeting with him and hearing clips of what the band sounded like, we knew we had to book them.

Throughout the whole process, they were great to work with. Every email I sent was answered in a timely fashion. They sent quick reminders about upcoming deposits that were due. When we decided to mic our ceremony, they accidentally charged our credit card twice for the added on fee. They immediately called us and let us know their mistake & that they were in the process of fixing it.

On a personal note, they were very accommodating & patient with my husband and I . We had a mixed Italian and Jewish wedding & we wanted to equally represent both. I asked Scott if they could play the Hora and Tarentella and mash them together to make what I called the "Horantella" & they did it for us - everyone loved it!! Nick (the other owner) was very patient with me when I was being indecisive over which song to dance with my Dad to-never pressured me for an answer, just sent me gentle reminders & recommendations until I had decided on a song. When we asked if two of the groomsmen could sing a song at our wedding with the band backing them up, they agreed and it was one of the most special moments of the night. They even let my husband sit in behind the drums. And I can't say enough about Scott - we met with him twice before the wedding and our meetings were really fun.

They sounded AMAZING - thats the word we kept hearing over and over again from our guests. The dance floor was packed for most of the night. Also, Stan was a nice addition. Book Craig Scott for your wedding - & make sure Scott drinks a double espresso :)
Services Used: Band
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Stephanie
Wedding:
1/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Craig Scott Entertainment is simply amazing. For our wedding reception, we had the incredible Craig Scott Orchestra and they had everyone out on the dance floor all night long! We are still receiving calls about how awesome our wedding was and how unbelievable the band was! If you are looking for a night full of amazing music, entertainment and dancing, Craig Scott Entertainment is the place to go. Special thanks to Scott, Nick, Stan and the rest of CSO for making our night even more special.
Services Used: Band
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Tom
Wedding:
12/31/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was on New Year's Eve and the idea was to have a large party that would keep people on the dance floor for the entire night. Needless to say, Craig Scott delivered profoundly. We didn't have to provide too much detail as to songs, just giving them our musical tastes and special songs (the Sinatra singer is fantastic by the way), and they kept the floor packed with young & old and entertained for the whole night. Not only was the music diverse and fantastic, but they were easy to work with, and very responsive in a process where some vendors can be a burden. Highly recommended.
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Craig Scott Orchestra is "5-star" in every regard. The Orchestra has provided entertainment at the weddings of two of my daughters. The parties were incredible, due in no small part to the band. They instilled high energy in the guests from the start and kept everyone on a "high" throughout the night. The dance floor was packed. The quality of the instrumentals and vocals is awesome. Don't miss the Sinatra singer--you'll swear it is "Old Blue Eyes" himself. Bravo!, Craig Scott and thank you so much.
Services Used: Band
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Stephanie
Wedding:
12/9/2012
5.0/5.0
We used the band Escapade from Craig Scott and we loved them! We had the acoustic guitar for our ceremony, and also added two horns to the band. I was a little nervous because we had asked him to play music that was not on their playlist for my walk down the aisle, as well as for our first dance, and they were amazing! About 8 weeks before you fill out an online form with the music that you want them to play, and on the Monday before the wedding, we had a phone call with the band leader, Ken Gold. I told him exactly what we were hoping for, and they delivered! Our friends were up and dancing the whole night which was exactly what we wanted. Their musicians are so talented and we were so happy with their performance!
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Jennverd
Wedding:
12/8/2012
5.0/5.0
We used several of the entertainment options offered by Craig Scott: Phase One was our reception band, we also hired a pianist for the cocktail hour as well as the Victorian Carolers as special entertainment during the cocktail hour. The quaretet of carolers were amazing! Their costumes were authentic and their voices blended so well. Our piano player had a lot of personality and did a great job. Phase One blew us all away! It was such a pleasure working with Rich as our band leader. He answered any and all questions I had prior to the event and conducted a very thorough breakdown of the event with me over the phone, ensuring that I would hear all the music we chose and at the right times. The band members were fun and enthusiastic, interacting with my guests. They came recommended to me and I would certainly pass on the recommendation. I was not disappointed and my wedding guests all had so much fun dancing the night away!
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music,
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Craig scott orchestra was outstanding. The reviews do NOT lie. I thought the reviews had to be done up or influenced.. they are NOT! Scott Hornet is amazing... he met with me to let me listen to their music and promised to give us an amazing wedding and have our guests up dancing all night... the reviews are right and so was scott! This is exactly what they did! Majority of our guests were dancing all night! Very few were sitting! Their music is amazing and they were SO accommodating with playing our first song as a track from specific times, including a couples dance instead if bouquet toss and playing the songs we requested for entrance, parent dances, cake cutting ect. They knew what kind of music we wanted and did the mix we were looking for perfectly. They NEVER stopped playing which is HUGE for a band. They rotate breaks so there is live music from start to finish. Every single guest complimented the band and at least 5 left with their name or card for upcoming weddings. They are amazing, exactly what i wanted! The reviews and scott's promise did NOT lie!!!!! All of our guests were up dancing, the music sounds like the tracks, the band members are sooo much fun and amazing and they rocked our wedding as scott said they would! I was nervous about booking them without hearing them live but listen to the reviews and book craig scott orchestra, you will NOT regret it, they are outstanding!!! Thanks again to them!!
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Wow. Craig Scott Entertainment was recommended to me by two family friends who got married in the last year and we are so glad we listened! They have several bands to choose from, and we decided on Escapade, and they 100% blew me away - the range, the song variety and the way they read the crowd was all unbelievable. I was fielding compliments from guests of all ages literally all night long and the dance floor was packed from my first dance with my new husband until the last song which died down to cheers from the crowd begging for more. I cannot stress how impressive this is considering our guest list was split almost 50/50 between under 35 crowd and over 60 crowd.

On the administrative side, Craig Scott was a dream. My fiance and I had the misfortune of having to cancel our wedding a week out because of Hurricane Sandy. Despite lack of power and all the issues the their office was suffering, I was in immediate contact with their personnel and able to cancel and reschedule for our new date. Everyone was so kind and supportive that it made an otherwise extremely stressful time stress-free. Every email and request was attended to promptly and with pleasure.

Basically, I could not have been happier and I could not recommend this organization more.
Services Used: Band, DJ
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Jane
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Escapade and DJ Frank played at our October 20th wedding and they were both AMAZING. I'm a huge music fan so was very hesitant at first to hire a live band vs. a DJ, and we really got the best of both worlds with both of them. The large dance floor was literally packed all night long- even my husband's 85 year old grandmother was out there the entire time! Ken and Escapade listened to the kinds of music we asked for, and played an amazing mix of songs for all ages. DJ Frank took over later in the night for a fast paced/new music set which was a great addition!

During the planning, Scott and Kathy were very timely, professional, and helpful in answering our numerous questions. They were also very on top of the little details since we used musicians for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. We also got a speaker/microphone for the ceremony and they were really great at coordinating everything behind the scenes.

I would recommend Escapade to anyone! People are still asking about them, and even people who are married want to get married again just to have Escapade play at their wedding.
Services Used: Band, DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We went with the Craig Scott Orchestra for our wedding. We felt they were organized and very professional. The music was wonderful and our guests really enjoyed the variety of genres performed. Some of our guests also said they were the best wedding band they have ever heard. They are on the high end of pricing, so we expected the quality to be quite good and they delivered!
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We hired the band Phase One from Craig Scott Entertainment for our October 12th wedding. They were incredible! They had the dance floor filled the entire night by playing great song after great song, and playing them very well. We've received compliments from dozens of our guests about how great the music was. It's probably a good sign when after the band wrapped up the party with their last song, everyone broke into an impromptu chant of "one more song". The entire team at Craig Scott was a pleasure to work with, and their price is very reasonable compared to bands that our friends have hired in the area. We recommend Phase One to anyone looking for a fun, exciting, and lively dance party at their wedding. Thank you for making our wedding such a fun and memorable party!!
Services Used: Band
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Kristin
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
We used Phase One from Craig Scott Entertainment. In our initial meeting with them, they asked my fiancee and I what we wanted on our wedding day. Our answer: we wanted everyone up and dancing throughout the wedding. Phase One absolutely did that! From ages four to 90, everyone was up on the dance floor the entire night, playing music that we all knew the words to from 80's rock to Gangnam Style . The staff were very professional throughout the night too. My husband and I still to this day get asked who the awesome band was at your wedding. I would highly recommend this band for anyone who wants to throw a great party!
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had a tight budget and Craig Scott entertainment really worked with us to get us everything we wanted (DJ & String Trio for the ceremony & cocktail hour). Strings were very good & DJ Christian was amazing! So sweet and accommodating. Beyond his control he got a flat tire on the way to our event. He called my wedding planner and let her know immediately. He was going to make the reception in plenty of time, but had a PA system with him for the ceremony which he wouldn't make. I though it was very profession of Christian to let us know as soon as the incident occurred so we could figure out something else on our end and weren't wondering where he was. Christian played every song we requested and more (very throwing in some Selena Gomez for our little niece). Immediately following the wedding we received an email from Craig Scott entertainment saying they would be sending a refund and how sorry they were, again very professional. When we got home from our honeymoon a check was waiting for us. I highly recommend their services.
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Phase One from Craig Scott entertainment made our wedding so enjoyable for us and our guests. They didn't take any breaks, played the exact type of music we were looking for and really got the guests into it. They were AWESOME!
Services Used: Band
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Dana
Wedding:
9/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Craig Scott is a high quality band which truly delivered an amazing experience for our wedding on 9/30/12. When my wife and I first met Scott, we could tell that he was an honest professional who really took pride in his work and reputation so we booked him right on the spot. They accommodated all of our song requests and even played Gangnam style only weeks after it was released! Nick, the band leader was a joy to work with. We had a cellist and a guitarist for our ceremony and they played our unusal song requests (Only You and What if you by Josh Radin) PERFECTLY...especially when they played “What if you.” We were concerned that these songs wouldn't sound the same in instrumental without words, but Craig Scott played it perfectly without any explanation or instruction from us. They got and took care of it. During the reception, they really kept our guests on the dance floor and played a very good mix of oldies and top 40 songs. I loved how their very talented singers would come onto the dance floor and sing right next to our guests. We received so many compliments from our guests. So many people told me that they thought Craig Scott was a top quality band and not like a typical “wedding band”. We were so happy with the quality service, professionalism and talent that we will whole heartedly recommend them to anyone. Thank you Scott and Nick for making our wedding so perfectly amazing!
Services Used: Band
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Ruby
Wedding:
9/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Craig Scott's band Phase One with Rich Bascomb was incredible. They were very flexible with our preferences and truly a class act. They were amazing! I was very picky about who we wanted to perform because I didn't want a cheesy wedding and I wanted to get everyone on the dance floor. The entire time, people were dancing having the times of their lives. We got so many compliments from our guests. The band played to the crowd taking our preferences into consideration. Amazing music and great people. If you want a classy wedding that gets everyone involved and rocks the crowd, you have to hire these people!
Services Used: Band
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Sally
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough amazing things about the Craig Scott Orchestra!!! They were incredible to work with through the planning phase - extremely responsive and very helpful with providing suggestions for the ceremony music as well as first dance/father-daughter dance/other reception music options. We even submitted a few last minute requests the weekend before the wedding - one or two of them somewhat remote or less known songs that they hadn't performed before - and sure enough, come the day of they had them mastered!!! Most importantly though was the day itself. From the violin and guitar that set a beautiful tone for the ceremony, to the saxophone, keyboard and bass that created an incredibly classy atmosphere for the cocktail hour (as told to us by many of our guests), to the completely fabulous full band that rocked the entire reception room from the minute we walked in until the end of the night, they were an integral part of making our day/night absolutely wonderful!!! Our guests were on the dance floor the entire night, and the fact that their band members were surprisingly REALLY fun (picture dancing and singing on the dance floor with the crowd - including a Michael Jackson impersonation!), it made it even better. I've had so many guests ask how we were able to find such an incredible band and even a few requests for the exact same play list that we submitted so it could be replicated for other upcoming events. The funny thing is we didn’t submit any song lists – with a little direction in the planning phase on styles of music that we wanted to hear, they put together the MOST PERFECT day and night for us and all of our guests!!!!!
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were very set on having a band at our wedding, not a DJ. My main concern was how well they would perform our wedding song, "She's Got A Way" by Billy Joel. We were so pleased after listening to Matt Friedman and Uptown Sounds that we didn't even bother to look anywhere else for our music. They were the BEST wedding band I've ever heard, which was the general opinion of my guests as well. The nicest, most talented guys and girl you'd ever want to meet. They played a great mix of music, especially the vast selection of classic rock. Matt made our first dance unforgettable.
Services Used: Band
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Debbie
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Christian was our DJ and had the place rocking from beginning to end. He took all of our suggestions for songs and played every one. He was very professional and courteous but knew how to get the party going. I am not exaggerating when I say that our guests did not leave the dance floor! The bride and groom were dancing on the DJ table !! The music was great. Christian provided the energy without being over the top. I just can't say enough about what a great job he did!
What a pleasure to work with everyone at Craig Scott Entertainment - just a delightful group of professionals!
Services Used: DJ
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anna
Wedding:
9/14/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot express how happy we are that we chose to use Craig Scott at our wedding! We worked with Christian and he was beyond amazing (he was also the DJ on the day along with our wedding along with a second dj). Like most brides, I knew I wanted everyone to have an amazing time at our wedding. Music is soooo important! Christian knew exactly what type of party we were going for. He made sure to play our requests, helped make sure the night ran smoothly, and kept everyone dancing. It was beyond amazing. I highly recommend you contacting him or anyone else at craig scott for any of your wedding entertainment needs.
Services Used: DJ
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Karli
Wedding:
9/9/2012
5.0/5.0
We used Craig Scott Entertainment's band SHINE for our wedding on 9/9/2012 in NYC. They were recommended to us by Bridgewaters, where we had our ceremony and reception. We are SO happy that we decided to have Shine as our band for our wedding. They went out of their way to make sure they played music that we liked. People were up dancing the entire time - even my 87 year old grandmother was up dancing with the singer, who came out on the floor to dance with the crowd. They even had some of our guests come up to sing with them. It was a blast and people are still calling us to say how great they were. I definitely recommend using them!
Services Used: Band
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Beth
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
I recently used Craig Scott Orchestra for my wedding on 9/2/2012. I cannot say enough positive things about the band and a month later people are still telling me that I had one of the best weddings they've ever been to. CSO was amazing...the dance floor was packed the entire night. They sounded wonderful and played a great range of music that interested everyone from friends to parents to grandparents. They made the reception perfect.

We worked directly with Scott Hornak...who was an absolute pleasure. He quickly responded to all emails and was willing to meet a few weeks prior on a weekend to go over details. I was slightly concerned about our first dance since it was an unknown song...CSO played it exactly as we requested. You cannot go wrong with this band.
Services Used: Band
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Christine
Wedding:
8/31/2012
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend hiring Craig Scott Entertainment and the band Phase One and DJ Andrew for your wedding or any other event you are hosting!!! THEY ARE BEYOND AMAZING!!!! We had them for our ceremony, cocktail hour and dinner….Our guests are still raving about how much fun our wedding was and how awesome our band/DJ was. They had our guest on the dance floor the whole night, old and young!!! Craig Scott Entertainment was so easy to work with and would respond to any questions I had the same day, no delay! Ask for Rich!!! I cannot say enough great things about this company and I am so thankful they were a part of our day. I am already looking for a reason to throw a party so I can book them again!!
Services Used: Band, DJ
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Michelle
Wedding:
8/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Absolutely loved working with Christian. I highly recommend trying to get him to do your event. He was easy to work with and kept me in the loop the entire night to ensure everything was going as planned. And he respected my Do Not Play list and my Must Play list. We had a fantastic time.
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We HIGHLY recommend Craig Scott. The company was very easy to work with, so overall the customer experience was extremely satisfying. As for Escapade, they were absolutely amazing. We received so so many complements about the band from our wedding guests. They were a hit! They showed a great range in their ability to play all the classics as well as the new music. And that is something we were looking for from the very beginning! So, amazing job by all those involved - we definitely recommend both Escapade and Craig Scott.
Services Used: Band
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Emily
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about the Craig Scott Orchestra - from start to finish they proved to be true professionals and experts in the field of providing stellar wedding entertainment. We were referred to Craig Scott by our reception venue, and my husband and I met with Scott Hornak about a year before our wedding. Scott made us feel so excited and assured that the Craig Scott Orchestra is a solid and experienced group of professionals, who are passionate about what they do and truly know how to make a wedding amazing. I remember Scott getting so excited when I told him that our families love to dance, and he told me that they would make sure to have people on the dance floor the whole night. He held true to his promise - from before the bridal party was introduced to the last song - the dance floor was PACKED the entire time - from my teenage cousins to my great aunts and uncles - everyone loved the music and couldn't stop dancing! The playlist covered all the genres we wanted it to and truly was what made our wedding the best night of our lives. Some examples of the feedback that we've received from our guests: "I've never been to a wedding before where no one left until after the last song was played," "I looked around the room, at one point, and there were only 4 people (of the 240 guests) not dancing." Our dance floor pictures are truly priceless! Nick Dellossa, one of the band members, was also wonderful at working with us to make sure the flow of the night would work well. For example, we had a lot of speeches, so he suggested doing the welcome and grace after the first dances and the speeches after the first course. At one point early in the night, Scott came to check on me and my husband, and I said that we were having a blast and couldn't believe how much people were already dancing. His response was, "Oh, we're just getting warmed up! I had a double espresso before I came here tonight!" It made such a difference that Scott, Nick, and all the band
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Dear Christian,
We just wanted to let you know how fantastically our daughter & her husband's wedding went this Saturday night, Aug. 11, 2012. The band Shine was amazing! They played everything we wanted, did a fantastic Hora, beautifully executed the songs that the bride & groom requested. They kept the guests on the dance floor for the entire
reception and played softer music during the meals, so that everyone could talk! Sue was professional, friendly and a great entertainer!
We told them how happy we were with their performance, but you can let them know as well.
Thanks again for helping to make this bride & groom's wedding the big success that it was!
Parents of the Bride
Services Used: Band
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Sharon
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Craig Scott Entertainment is professional all the way! From the management and staff at the office to each and every one of the musicians who performed at our wedding EVERYONE was at the top of their game. Matt Friedman, our bandleader, was gracious and enthusiastic about making our wedding perfect for us. I later learned that the band went out of their way to learn many of the songs we requested, and they performed each song beautifully. Our guests were ALL incredibly pleased. They truly went above and beyond to accommodate our music preferences and we could not have asked for a better band.
Services Used: Band
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Jennie
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
From start to finish Craig Scott was the true definition of professional and courteous. My family and I couldn't be happier with our choice of the Harry Stuart Band. They really made our special day that much more memorable.
Services Used: Band
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Elliot
Wedding:
7/15/2012
5.0/5.0
We just had my daughter's wedding on 7/15/2012 and had Craig Scott Orchestra. They were FANTASTIC. To quote my daughter, "Craig Scott made our wedding great."

The MC got the crowd excited. The sound was magnificant. They played a balance of music that appealed to everyone. The got the crowd rocking and during dinner, the music and singing allowed the guests to enjoy their dinner and talk to people at their table. The entertainers got involved with the crowd, but didn't overshadow the guests or the bride/groom like many other bands.

We had two pieces at the ceremony and they were amazing.

They responded well to customer needs and wants. Scott guided and suggested things and he was 100% on the money. The band's members were friendly and personable.

Most important, the music was great. Many of our guests that evening asked who was the band, where did we find them.
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Escapade was fabulous. The band was very energetic and more than delivered on its promise to Provide a fun filled event and have the dance floor virtually filled the entire evening for our wedding. All of the musicians during the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception were highly professional. We received so many enthusiastic compliments from our guests about Escapade and would highly recommend its services without reservation!
Services Used: Band
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Daniella
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
The Harry Stuart Orchestra was amazing. My guests were dancing the entire evening. They made my wedding unforgettable & all of my guests loved them!
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We found out about Craig Scott Entertinment on The Knot. The company had great reviews. We were very concerned about the night running smoothly without us dictating when each and every momemt was to happen (i.e. bridal party entrance, cake cutting, etc.). We were also very concerned about the noise level of the music because the size of the room was smaller than a traditional ballroom and we had a large number of older guests.

All my concerns were alleviated when we met up with Christian in the office in Rochelle Park. He guided us through the options available to us. He assured us that the evening would flow smoothly and that he would coordinate with the maitre d', videographer, and photographer to ensure that everything fell into place just as we hoped.

Everyone we worked with at the office was very helpful and accomodating. We wanted to add a pianist during our cocktail hour a few weeks before the wedding, and they were able to make that happen.

We warned Christian that he might have a tough time managing our guest's music requests and motivating to get them up and dance. Our friends and family proved us wrong. Christian's knowledge of how to choose appropriate selections helped to get the party started. His suggestion of party lights, which we added to our package, made the dance floor much more enticing.

Our family and friends raved about how personable and professional our DJ was. We could not have been happier with our choice! Request Christian and you will not be disappointed!
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had PHASE ONE from CRAIG SCOTT ENTERTAINMENT as our wedding band, and I have two words--ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE! They made the party, and they made it rock! My husband and I have pretty eclectic tastes and wanted a variety of songs and styles played at our wedding--everything from Motown to Hip Hop to Grateful Dead, Phish, Michael Jackson, Top 40, Rock, you name. These guys were unreal. I've never been at a wedding where the dance floor was packed from start to finish. They felt the crowd, knew what we were responding to, and kept the party going all night. Our guests are still talking about how incredible the band was. And so are we! And I have to hand to Rich Bascomb, our band leader, for being a fantastic guy to work with. We gave him an idea of what we wanted, the types of styles, a few definite songs to play, a "no play" list--and he honored it so professionally. He really was an advisor to us is many ways, suggesting that some songs we love might not be the best for dancing. And he was right every time. I have to also give a shout out to the other musicians in the band for being such AMAZING talents. The singers were perfection. The horns, the drummer, guitar, bassist and our incredible keyboardist--TOP NOTCH. If you want top musicians and a bandleader that really knows how to craft a playlist that'll keep your guests on that dance floor all night having the time of their lives, go with PHASE ONE!
Services Used: Band
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
The first time I heard the Craig Scott Orchestra was at a friend's wedding, and I was blown away with how great they were. When it was time for our wedding, I knew that I had to have them. We met with Scott, who was professional, thoughtful and very easy to talk to. He answered all of our questions quickly and was overall a pleasure to work with. Our wedding day could not have been better! The band had the entire wedding up on the dance floor the whole night! And, I can honestly say, 2 months later, everyone is STILL talking about how amazing they were. They played a variety of songs to appeal to all age groups, and listened to all of our suggested "play" and "do not play" lists. I have already recommended the Craig Scott Orchestra to several friends and family, and will continue to do so in the future. Though, anyone at our wedding doesn't really need the recommendation- they are all asking about the band on their own!
Services Used: Band
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Rori
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
We could not have been more pleased with the band. The music makes or breaks a wedding. They were awesome!!The singers walked through the guests singing getting everyone on the dance floor. We could not be more pleased with our choice in bands.
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Phase One of Craig Scott Entertainment was AMAZING at my wedding in June! The softer accoustics at Cocktail Hour and during dinner were a great compliment to the Awesome current and upbeat dance songs they played throughout the wedding. They played just the right mix of songs and had people dancing all night long. I received SOOOO Many compliments about how fun the wedding was due to the band all night long and even after. Every friend and family member raved about Phase One. They were also a great company to work with and knew exactly what type of music I wanted without me even saying. I would recommend them to anyone who wants to make their wedding a fun and successful event. Phase One/Craig Scott Entertainment made my wedding and kept the crowd excited and dancing all night long.
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We used Rich and the rest of the Phase One band for our wedding. After reading everyone else's reviews, I had no doubt we'd be in for a treat, but were we ever! Rich and Kathy were a pleasure to work with, and we couldn't have been happier with the songs the band played and how the night turned out. We literally spent the entire night on the dancefloor! If you want everyone at your wedding on their feet all night, you can't get any better than Rich and Phase One. Oh, one tip. Book EARLY. They are very popular and will book up quickly. We booked them as soon as we booked our venue, which was almost a year before our wedding.
Services Used: Band
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Laura
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Craig Scott Entertainment was absolutely wonderful and made our wedding so fantastic. Everyone was dancing and kept coming up to us saying how great the band was. I've been to weddings where there is a DJ and I am so glad I got this band to do the wedding because it was perfect. Tim, my husband, who never dances, was up and dancing like crazy, it was so nice to see that and be able to dance with him. Tim also picked out our first dance song and the band was so good and kept it a secret from on Tim and my request, and when they sang it, it was so great, beyond words really, we both cried while dancing to the song. I cannot thank them all enough for such an awesome time we and everyone had at our wedding.

Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts, really it was just absolutely amazing, everyone who wants to have a fantastic time should go to Craig Scott Entertainment!!! You most definitely will not be disappointed in any way I promise!!!

Laura and Timothy
Services Used: Band
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Rachel
Wedding:
6/8/2012
5.0/5.0
When planning our wedding we knew that the band was one of the most important elements. We've heard some great bands and let's just say the Craig Scott Orchestra literally blew us away! We ended up getting the 9 piece band plus the Frank Sinatra singer and we could not have been happier. From the first meeting with Scott we knew that CSO was the right choice. He was friendly, organized and really understood our vision. They were the easiest company to work with and they delivered! There was not a single person sitting as soon as the CSO started playing. They kept the energy high and truly read the crowds taste and mood. Guests were asking us if that was really the band members singing or a recording, they were that good! They even interacted with the guests to round out their performance. We could not have asked for more, the CSO was one of the best ingredients of our wedding and truly made the night spectacular. You will not regret hiring this incredible and talented group of people! Thank you CSO for making our wedding the best we have ever been to!
Best,
Nick and Rachel
Services Used: Band
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
DJ Gary kept the party going! We danced till we dropped..he was amazing!!
Services Used: DJ
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thaines
Wedding:
5/11/2012
5.0/5.0
My guests never left the dance floor. The CraigScott Band and DJ Christian were both amazing!!! I would book them together. The band played music that entertained the entire guests. Adding the Frank Sanitra impersonator was great. Boy does he sound just like Frank. THERE MUSIC DOES SPEAK FOR ITSELF. My guest are still raving about the entertainment by Craigscott Entertainment.
Services Used: Band, DJ
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Carla
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Scott was a pleasure to work with!! Escapades was awesome and made my wedding a blast!!
Services Used: Band
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Jennifer
Wedding:
4/29/2012
5.0/5.0
For the DJ we used DJ Christian who was exactly what we had asked for, he knew how to read the crowd and he created a good atmosphere. He did not try to steal the show as we both did not want someone who was going to be on the mic the whole night and DJ Christian knew perfectly what to say and how to say it. He also kept on checking in with us which I really like because he kept us involved.
Stan Gilbert (singer)- Ever since I heard Stan Gilbert sing I knew I had to have him at my wedding and of course he did an amazing job. He sounds just like Sinatra!!!
We also got 3 other musicians to play along the music and which really got the crowd into it. Although we had an early Sunday wedding everyone was on the dance floor!! That’s how good the entertainment was!
Services Used: Band, DJ
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Magicnlw
Wedding:
3/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Criag Scott is a great guy. Really makes you feel comfortable and confident about your wedding. His DJ, Christian, is THE MAN!!!!!!! By no means was my wedding traditional. DJ Christian was able to meet my strange and unique requests, and as a result, almost every guest at my wedding said it was the best wedding they have ever been to. You want an awesome wedding? Hire DJ Christian. Tell him Sam sent ya!
Services Used: DJ
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Carlaqt
Wedding:
1/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Scott Hornak and his group of professionals at Craig Scott Entertainment far surpassed my expectations! From the organist at the church to the DJ's at the reception, there was nothing our guests were lacking. Christian was an AWESOME DJ and had my guests on the dance floor the whole night!
Services Used: DJ
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ldubb33
Wedding:
12/10/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I hired a band, Rich Bascomb and Phase One, through Craig Scott Entertainment. We went in for one meeting, were blown away by the performances shown on video, and booked them. Overall, they were FANTASTIC! They played everything we requested (some untraditional things like Phish and Grateful Dead) and it was perfect. The dance floor was packed all night and our friends said again and again - "They are awesome!" We would hire them again in a heartbeat.
Services Used: Band
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Robyn
Wedding:
11/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Fantastic! You will not be disappointed. We worked with Scott and he was incredible. The wedding was perfect and this was largely due to the band. They played all night, everyone kept asking where we found them and I can't praise them enough. This is the most professional, fun and talented band you will find. Scott made us feel like we were the only wedding he had to plan for and the night of the wedding made us feel like royalty. The music pleased everyone in the room and everyone danced the entire night. Hire them with confidence. We felt very lucky to have them. I can 't say enough good thongs.
Services Used: Band
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jeanrtco
Wedding:
11/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Craig Scott entertainment exceeded my expectations! Initial meeting was informative, followup emails were sent in timely fashion, like that you can fill in all your needs online and change them as needed up till a certain date. Liked the friendly email reminders about payments, (I would normally forget the schedule) AND best of all after all my worrying (about the harp player for the ceremony) it was fabulous. I sent an email with nontraditional ceremony music, bach and handel air in g, and others, including the Gift of Love for unity candle ceremony and she was great, we hired the piano player for the lobby area, 1/2 hr and cocktail hr, it was a great touch to have him playing while people socialized. Christian, our DJ was the best, he played alot of music catering to the 20 to 30ish crowd - but he had all ages up and dancing all night long, I believe that he would have changed the music, but since it really worked no need. By the end of the night the 50 yrs olds actually wanted to get some of those songs. It made for an exciting party. He listened to all of our requests, including not doing the line dances, chicken dances, ymca, etc. The point is that he will listen to what you want and give you what you want! My family was extremely happy by the company, this is our 2nd event with this company. I am MOB of 2 daughters that used them, and highly recommend them.
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ,
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mc1524
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Scott Hornak and his crew were a joy to work with. My wife and I personally met with Scott in his office in North Jersey and he was so helpful and understanding of what we both wanted. We had both a band for the reception and a DJ for after hours. Our band "Shine" was unbelievable. People were telling us that was the best wedding they have ever been to and we owe so much of that to the band. Our DJ was Chris and he rocked the after hours party and people were dancing all night long. Our wedding truly was amazing and we owe that all to Craig Scott Entertainment. If you are looking for bands or DJ's and are up in the air on who to choose, Craig Scott will not disappoint. Easily the best night of both of our lives. Thanks Craig Scott Entertainment!!!
Services Used: Band, DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We went with the band Phase One...
They were amazing...
Services Used: Band
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Rachel
Wedding:
11/6/2011
5.0/5.0
We worked with Rich and Phase One. We had given them a few suggestive songs to give them an idea of what we liked. They played a variety of songs that pleased all of our guests, young and old. Even my grandmother who was wheeled down the aisle in a wheel chair made it out to dance! Rich was responsive and got back to me even when the office didnt have power! They were also very accommodating when we last minute needed to add ceremony music!
Services Used: Band
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ElissaW
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were so incredibly lucky to have Phase One and Craig Scott Entertainment as the music vendor for our wedding. Everyone at Craig Scott Entertainment was pleasant and helpful from the very first moment. Rich (the Phase One band leader) and his team were even able to accomodate a request in the 11th hour for a microphone and sound system for our minister.

After meeting with Rich and hearing some samples of Phase One, we knew immediately that we wanted them to play at our wedding. From that moment, we couldn't imagine having anyone else. We had very high expectations after hearing those samples and reading reviews. Yet Phase One far surpassed those expectations. They were fantastic! Our guests were dancing all night long! Three months later, our guests are still raving about the awesome band we had! Several of our guests have referred to Phase One as the best band they have ever heard...ever! Hands down, we wholeheartedly agree with that statement!

I couldn't stress enough how entirely pleased we were by having chosen Craig Scott and Phase One!!
Services Used: Band
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Meghan
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
This is absolutely the BEST band around for your wedding and event needs. Craig Scott Entertainment provided the entertainment for my wedding on October 8th, 2011 and words can't describe what a FABULOUS job they did! The entire night my guests were coming up to me to inform me how wonderful the band was and that at times they though a CD was playing, not a band. In all honesty my husband and I were a little nervous about having a band play instead of a DJ for the wedding. I am beyond happy that we went with a live band and not just any band but Craig Scott Enteratinment. From our first meeting to the day of the wedding they were so accomodating. There was a never a worry in my mind about the bands performance and the day of I think they greatly exceeded any expectations I may have had. I highly recommend Craig Scott Entertainment for all your wedding and event entertainment needs. They were able to provide music for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. It was like one stop shopping! Scott could not have done a better job and I honestly feel like I'm losing a family member since the weddings been over =( Again, words do not effectively convey how wonderful the band was. Thank you to all the members who made my day and reception for very special! XoXo
Services Used: Band
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Deanna1282
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
I had an amazing experience with Craig Scott Enertainment! They truly exceeded my expectations and I couldn't have asked for a better band at my wedding. They were sensational and I would recommend them in a heartbeat! My guests danced the night away and we were all impressed with the band's talent. Thank you to Craig Scott Entertainment for making my wedding night that much more amazing!
Services Used: Band
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Ashleigh
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
The band, Phase One, played at our wedding and they did an incredible job! Our guests have not stopped talking about the music and the energy level throughout the evening. They were always accommodating and professional throughout the entire process. They exceeded our expectations and are highly recommended!!
Services Used: Band
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Marcia
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
i LOVE Craig Scott Orchestra!!! I got married during Hurricane Irene and as you can imagine, it was stressful. CS was extremely professional, calmed me down when they ROCKED the party! Everyone forgot about the weather and danced all night! I told Scott/Nick our concerns about our conservative Asian crowd. I thought it would be a challenge to get people to dance. I was completely wrong!! There wasn't one person sitting from the first song! I've never seen my relatives dance like that EVER. Their music is like magic. I can confidently say that ALL my guests commented on how awesome the band was at my wedding. To share some favorite quotes from my friends/family: 1. "I had to look up occasionally to make sure it wasn't a CD playing...they sounded exactly like the original." 2. "I made a playlist for my ipod with all the songs I heard at your wedding". 3. "I eat my word when I told you a wedding band is cheezy, your band was beyond incredible (said our DJ friend)." Craig Scott will do anything to help you achieve a personalized wedding. I had them play NKOTB and the Milkshake Song and they didn't even laugh at me (or maybe not to my face...lol). There wasn't one lull in the evening, they know exactly how to read a crowd to keep the party going. Hands down, they are the BEST! Its hard to express in words how fantastic they are, you just need to experience it for yourself. They will exceed your expectations guaranteed!!
Services Used: Band
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john
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Terrific guys to work with.
Great choice of music.
Everything we could have asked for.
Services Used: DJ
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1234girl
Wedding:
8/12/2011
5.0/5.0
We used the Craig Scott Orchestra. They were absolutely amazing. The band sounded terrific and they had everyone out on the dance floor all night long. CSE was extremely professional and very easy to work with. Totally worth the money.
Services Used: Band
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Shannon
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Three years ago my family worked with Craig Scott Entertainment for my sister’s wedding. DJ Neil did a great job. When I got engaged I knew that we’d use Craig Scott for our DJ selection. They are incredibly professional, easy to work with and have a great selection of musical options to complement our wedding day. When we learned that DJ Neil was available for our wedding day we jumped at the opportunity to have him at our wedding. We were supposed to have a phone call to discuss our big day and our vision of the evening. Neil spent more than an hour-and-a-half working through the details with us. He’s incredibly personable, focused on the details and dedicated to making the evening as fun as possible. We had a great reception and Neil did a fantastic job! I highly recommend Craig Scott Entertainment—especially DJ Neil!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
They were awesome, Fabulous and fun! Craig scott came up with a solution that satisfy my music tastes and my husband's, with a DJ + Singer, percussionist, almost band like, setup that played all the different varieties of music genres we loved! We've had non-stop compliments about the singer and DJ!!
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married within 1 month of getting engaged, so we needed to work with vendors that were reliable, professional, and provided amazing services on short notice. I was at a wedding a few years earlier where Craig Scott musicians played and I had such an amazing time that I immediately called them for my own wedding. We were so lucky that they had an available DJ on our wedding day! Instead of telling Craig Scott exactly what songs we wanted to hear that night (besides our wedding song and the dances with parents), we just discussed the atmosphere that we wanted to have that night and told them that we wanted to keep everyone dancing and having a great time all night. Our DJ absolutely delivered. We had such an amazing time, and people still talk about how much fun they had at our wedding and how they could've kept dancing all night long! Craig Scott was definitely an integral part of making our short-notice wedding an amazing time. We also had a jazz trio during cocktail hour, which was the perfect background music for people to enjoy the amazing spread and for the families to mingle. There also was a solo guitarist during the ceremony who played a few tunes we requested as guests arrived and after the ceremony. Each musician and the DJ that were part of our day added the perfect mood for each part of the day. Craig Scott was easy to deal with, open to our ideas and suggestions, and helped that day become a memorable one.
Services Used: Band, DJ
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lshore
Wedding:
7/3/2011
5.0/5.0
We used the Craig Scott Orchestra for our wedding and they were beyond incredible. We kept hearing great things about them from our wedding venue but had never actually heard them at an event. We met with Scott Hornack a year and a half before the wedding and immediately knew we had to use his band. He was wonderful, immediately got a sense for the music we liked, and was so warm and genuine. As a detail oriented bride, Scott gladly honored my request to meet with us again 2 months prior to the wedding. He only continued to confirm in our minds that they were going to be as amazing as we hoped. In the end, they surpassed our expectations. Our guests were up and dancing the ENTIRE night. They played songs from the bands that we listed as our favorite, but they were absolutely correct in saying that we shouldn't give them a list of songs to play because they went with the feel of the crowd and knew exactly what direction to go in. Our guests told us they were the best band they ever heard and we completely agreed. From start to finish, Scott and the Craig Scott Orchestra made everything so easy and truly made our wedding a huge success!!
Services Used: Band
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jessica
Wedding:
7/3/2011
5.0/5.0
I spoke with Richard from Phase One and explained my goal: everyone dancing all night long. Well, BOY did he deliver! From beginning to end, there was not a person sitting (not even grandma!) Usually the crowd clears off the dance floor during slow songs, but nope...everyone stayed. They had to be told to sit and eat dinner TWICE.
I think Richard must be the human equivalent to PANDORA.com because I gave him four songs and four artists...from that he said, "I understand" and got every song at the wedding right. People even asked where we found a band that played every song we requested...little did they know that the band simply understood what we wanted and made it happen.
The singers were having fun with us on the dance floor and dancing the night away.

Thanks, Craig Scott and Phase One!
Services Used: Band
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Noelle
Wedding:
7/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Craig Scott was one of the top highlights of my wedding. It was beyond amazing. DJ Christian had filled all of my request and had everyone out of their seats on the dance floor just like my husband and I wanted. DJ Christian was the life of the party. All of my guest are still talking about how amazing the music was. I can't thank Craig Scott and DJ Christian enough for all of their hard work at making my wedding amazing and one to remember. I will def use them again when needed.
Services Used: Band
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Cristina
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Extremely professional, organized, and wonderful to work with! Our dance floor was packed the entire night!
Services Used: DJ
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Mrs.
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
The band surpassed our expectations and kept the crowd going all night long!! The whole experience was amazing. Craig Scott Entertainment is a truly professional company. It could not have been easier to fill out the on-line information and then have each of our requests performed perfectly. All of the songs were performed perfectly and the singers were on the floor getting the crowd pumped up. The Neue Sting Quartet rocked!! The guest could not stop speaking about the ceremony and cocktail hour. Their expectations that classical music was going to be played and then the Quartet starts rocking out, knocked everyone off their feet. I can’t say enough about the whole experience, music is a very big part of a wedding and Craig Scott Entertainment delivered big!
Services Used: Band
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Christin
Wedding:
5/27/2011
5.0/5.0
We loved out DJ! He was upbeat and fun. We were able to have everything we wanted for music and never had a moment without music. From the time people walked into cocktail hour there was a piano player entertaining them and the party started with the upbeat music and it didn't stop for the next 4 hours. We highly recommend looking into them!
Services Used: Band, DJ
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Mariel
Wedding:
4/2/2011
5.0/5.0
My sister used CRAIG SCOTT for her wedding on April 2 2011 at THE PALACE in SOMERSET, NJ and I was blown away but their widespread range! They were able to bring something for all the varied tastes at the wedding! From pop songs, to merengue, to classic oldies and rock, it was a night of non-stop dancing! My family is Latin American, and it was incredible of them to learn a song from Argentina to surprise my family with at my sister's request. They blew me away with that. The vocals are incredible, and my very favorite thing was the genuine enthusiasm of each member of the band. They really know how to work the crowd and get everyone on their feet in a way that is unobtrusive and totally fun. They also did a bit on Michael Jackson that was INCREDIBLE! It seemed as if my sister and brother-in-law brought in an additional entertainer for a show! I never sat down, I danced the night away and would strongly recommend this talented band to any bride who wants a unique experience. DJ's dull in comparison to LIVE SINGING! CRAIG SCOTT will make your reception the party of your dreams! They are fun, classy, top-notch performers and singers. I went to 8 weddings last year and not one band came close to the power of Craig Scott. Give them a call and you'll be convinced after hearing them that they are the way to go for the most important day of your life!
Services Used: Band
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Jimmyj2011
Wedding:
2/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Craig Scott Entertainment is by far the BAND for any event you might be having. We had the pleasure of having them at our wedding and we still hear everyone we see talk about how they made the wedding the best wedding they have ever been to.

Thanks to them we will never forget our special day!!!
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mamazitas40
Wedding:
11/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Our daughter's wedding was a huge success and I attribute much of that to Craig Scott Orchestra. They were incredible!! Our guests cannot stop talking about the band! They created such an energy from start to finish! Thank you!!!!!

Karla Traficante
Services Used: Band
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mk1031
Wedding:
11/21/2010
5.0/5.0
We had the Craig Scott Orchestra at our wedding and they did an amazing job. We got tons of compliments from our guests and my wife and I could not be happier. Not only was it great music but they are also very professional and easy to work.
Services Used: Band
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btramiel
Wedding:
10/31/2010
5.0/5.0
Craig Scott Entertainment made our wedding! It is now three weeks after and our guests are still calling and emailing to say how incredible the band was (and these guests have been to quiet a few weddings). The party started off with a 33 minute hora (record breaking!) and the dancefloor was packed all the way through. If you closed your eyes it was as if Lady Gaga was singing at our wedding the sound was so good. Scott Hornak was a pleasure to work with, open, understanding and really funny! He accommodated our ever request, including have a friend sing at the wedding reception. From the pre wedding planning to the vocals and solo guitarists during dining breaks I would book Craig Scott for any party I have again and suggest you do the same!
Services Used: Band
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frankh
Wedding:
10/30/2010
5.0/5.0
WOW!
I cannot say enough about the incredible performance of the Craig Scott Orchestra at my daughter’s wedding this past October 30th, 2010. Nick and Scott were great to work with as was everyone in the office. It was clear to me that they appreciate the fact that a wedding is a once in a lifetime event and work hard to make it memorable. They are great musicians and throughly professional.

The band created such a high level of energy from the moment of the introduction of the bridal party right up to the last dance. So many people approached me at the reception and after enthusiastically complimenting the band and made comments such as “best music at a wedding I’ve ever heard”, “my husband got up to dance and he never dances”. The Craig Scott Orchestra made the evening special in so many ways. Every song you played was spot on to the original artists. My daughter and I danced to “The Way You Look Tonight” and being a big Sinatra fan it hit every nuance in the song. I looked for Katy Perry when you played California Gurls and everyone was on the floor singing along for “Don’t Stop Believin”. Even the “Michael Jackson-Billy Jean” rendition, complete with a sequined glove singer/dancer was just great.
I can’t say enough about Nick Dellosa. His skill in being able to read an audience and to know what to play to make a party hop is unique. What was particularly impressive was the sequencing of the music, the toasts and dinner. It’s hard to keep the energy going but Nick and the band got it oh so right.
The Craig Scott Orchestra is a “specialist” in the truest sense when it comes to music for a wedding and they absolutely made the reception.
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We used Richard Basscomb and Phase One for our wedding. They were easy to work with, had a huge selection of music that they were good at playing and were simply incredible. We worked directly with Rich and he explained that members of the band had been his friends from college and they had been playing together for years. They made our wedding such a blast and we highly recommend them to anyone interested.
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Kristin
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
We hired Escapade (a Craig Scott band) for our wedding reception. We were able to log onto a secure website and choose the genres of music we wanted, as well as enter the names and spellings of our bridal party, parents, etc. This helped during introductions at the reception, and made everything flow smoothly.

Ken Gold, the band leader, was kind enough to call us before the wedding to confirm everything we had entered on the website, and to get an idea of what our hopes and expectations were for the day. He was so professional and accomodating.

At the wedding itself, the music was phenomenal. Every single member of Escapade was so talented, and we are happy we made the decision to add to our horn section.. It made for a better, fuller sound. The energy didn't stop the whole night, and everyone loved the entertainment.

We had a lot of musicians as guests at our wedding, and those musicians made it a point to tell us how awesome the band was. If you want an amazing band at your wedding, and you don't want to worry about a thing, call Craig Scott Entertainment!
Services Used: Band
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Anthony
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
Craig Scott Entertainment is the ultimate in planning music for your event...we did two weedings and every aspect of our experience was exceptional...church music, violins at reception and band with vocalists, including opera and broadway singers. We have asked a lot of Scott Hornak and he has always met and exceeded our high expectations. We wish we had more children so we could throw another wedding...can't wait until our 50th wedding Anneversary to employ his services once again. There may be entertainment providers as good as SCE, but we can't immagine anyone being any better and Scott is wonderful to work with.
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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rai
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Everyone was outstanding. I could have not been more pleased with the entertainment. The guitar player during cocktails was great. The "Frank Sinatra" and piano and base player during dinner was fun and the DJ during dancing was outstanding. They all made the day very special. Craig was great in his suggestions and in arranging it all. It exceeded our expectations :-)
Services Used: Band, DJ
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veecvc
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Absolutely amazing, played everything we had hoped to hear and made sure the entire room was up and dancing all night. Everyone who attended my wedding keeps telling me how incredible the music was and could not believe I had found a band that could justice to Frank Sinatra and Lady Gaga in the same night. Guests of all ages were dancing all night, Craig Scott Entertaiment provided entertainment beyond anything I could have hoped for.
Services Used: Band
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rarah228
Wedding:
8/31/2002
5.0/5.0
The price is right for the services you receive.
Services Used: DJ
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mattandjenna2010
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
My wife and I got married just 3 weeks ago (July 24, 2010). We hired Craig Scott Entertainment's Phase One and they were absolutely incredible! Working with Richard Bascomb of Phase One was a pleasure. His professionalism and ability to make changes to some of the songs just one week from the wedding was fantastic. If anyone is looking to have a band rock the party all night long, we would suggest working with Richard and his band Phase One. I hope one day to attend a wedding where they are playing so that we can enjoy their music once again.

Thanks for making our wedding ceremony and party so memorable. We can't wait to see the video!

Matt and Jenna
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Lori
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
I hired the Craig Scott Orchestra to play at my wedding reception and it was the best decision I made. Everyone who attended the wedding has said to me the band was INCREDIBLE!!!! In fact, one of my friend's who is a musician himself texted me the day after my wedding to tell me I had found the "best wedding band in existence". Another guest at my wedding said, "the singers voices are so good, they should have record deals". Every single song they played was a home run. They have an incredible range. We added Stan Gilbert who sings just like Sinatra so they can play everything from Sinatra to Michael Jackson to Katy Perry. I was amazed at how awesome California Gurls sounded! If you are considering booking this band, don't waste another second. Book them! And consider yourself lucky they were available for the night of your event!
Services Used: Band
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bboop84
Wedding:
7/4/2010
5.0/5.0
We had an unbelievable wedding that everyone cannot stop talking about. Everyone was on the dance floor from start to finish and didn't want it to end! It was a wedding that we will never forget! If we had the money, we would love to do it all over again!
Services Used: Band
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EACastrovinci
Wedding:
7/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Craig Scott is absolutely by far the best band ever! They are professional, courteous, and extremely talented. I'm so glad I chose them because they really listen to you and customize sets to suit your party. It's been a month since I got married and my guests are still raving about how spectacular the band was. From Sinatra to Lady Gaga they've got it covered....this is a no brainer....hire Craig Scott for your event! It was the best decision I made. Thanks again! Elba xo
Services Used: Band
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cdolan
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
I picked Craig Scott Entertainment based on recommendation and I was not disappointed. The band I had was “Escapade” They were out of this world. The dance floor was not full the whole night. The band was very professional and they play a wide range of music.
Services Used: Band
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New Mrs.
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
Everyone at the wedding loved our band! Family and friends are still talking about how great they were! They provided our pre-ceremony, ceremony, cocktail hour and reception music. The musicians planned individual breaks in advance so that the music never stopped. We were extremely happy with Craig Scott Entertainment!!
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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queeny022
Wedding:
6/6/2010
5.0/5.0
They were awesome! We had the Richard Bascomb & Phase One, for the the band/dj combo, and they were perfect. They played a great mix of music and for a daytime wedding everyone was on the dance floor! We loved them!
Services Used: Band, DJ
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Megem822
Wedding:
5/28/2010
5.0/5.0
The Craig Scott Orchestra was amazing, they made my entire wedding!!! Everyone is still talking about "that band"... I was extremely happy with them from the beginning until the end :)
Services Used: Band
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Barbara
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
What makes a wedding fun is the music. The Craig Scott Orchestra was more then just great music. Their singers come out and mingle on the dance floor and put on much more of a show adding to their overall appeal. Most of our guests complimented us on the music and a few are interested in using Craig Scott Entertainment for their upcoming affairs. After meeting with Scott Hornak we knew we had to have the Craig Scott Orchestra for our wedding. It was one of the best decisions we made and we would reccommend them without reservation.
Services Used: Band
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jkt0510
Wedding:
5/14/2010
5.0/5.0
The Craig Scott Orchestra was phenomenal. Scott was always available for questions while providing excellent advice. Everyone who attended our reception could not stop talking about how great the band was and how much fun they had. It was a truly a memorable experience and one that no one at our reception will ever forget.
Services Used: Band
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lilanj
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
This band rocked. They are professionasl and know how to perform at weddings. Everyone was on the dance floor all night and they just kept on playing. I would highly recommend them. I received a lot of compliments from my guests.
Services Used: Band
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Sunshynne4
Wedding:
5/24/2009
5.0/5.0
AWESOME, AWESOME!!!! That's really all I can say!! I had the Craig Scott Orchestra and also Stan (their Frank Sinatra singer) and I can't say enough good things about them. They had my guests dancing from the second they entered the room after cocktail hour. I want to have another party so I can hire them again, they were amazing. My guests are still talking about the band!!!
Services Used: Band
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Talene
Wedding:
10/18/2008
5.0/5.0
The band was incredible!!! People still comment on how much fun they had at my wedding. Scott was nice when we met and gave us our optins of how many pieces we wanted and we listened to some samples. This was one of the more pleasent vendors to work with. At the consultation he gave me is cell and said any questions I had to just call. I recommend this group to everyone having a wedding.
Services Used: Band
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Mssy1012
Wedding:
10/12/2008
5.0/5.0
Craig Scott was wonderful! They always responded in a timely manner and were very accomodating! I had very specific instructions for certain songs, which needed to be looped and timed perfectly. Everything was so perfect I cried when I heard the music! The volume of the music was just right - not too loud or too soft! DJ Danny was awesome! Everytime we looked at him he was rockin' out to the music and clearly enjoying himself! We also received 2 CDs with our special songs! Totally recommend them!
Services Used: DJ
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cbkn5308
Wedding:
5/3/2008
5.0/5.0
After listening to several bands, we finally decided on Craig Scott's Shine band with Stan Gilbert. We DEFINATELY made the right choice, everyone was dancing all night long, they nailed each song they played--from the piano player who discreetly played Gershwin for our cocktail hour, to one of the lead singers who changed into these thigh high boots get up for the final hour of our wedding when they really blasted out great 80s through Beyonce songs. No one sat down all evening long, I even had my 82 year old grandma out on the dance floor! They somehow knew what to play when, and we only gave them a limited song list! Stan Gilbert was an ENORMOUS hit, he is Sinatra--I've never seen so many people slow dance at a wedding! The only critique I had was that they screwed up at the beginning of our wedding reception and annouced my parents, my inlaws and Chris and I, which I told them not to do, several times, in writing and over the phone. As a result, none of us were prepared and they had to announce my in-laws twice. This was the only part of my wedding that actually was screwed up and it was pretty obvious. In the end, not a big deal, but for the rediculous amount of money I spent on them, they could have gotten it right.
Services Used: Band
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Alexis
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
The Craig Scott orchestra rocked our wedding! From the moment we entered the room the band had everyone on the dance floor and the energy stayed that way the entire night. I don't think any of our guests sat down all night! I couldn't recommend them highly enough... we have received countless compliments on this band, and we're STILL getting rave reviews on finding them!
Services Used: Band
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mark
Wedding:
6/21/2014
4.9/5.0
Band was absolutely great...Song selection and sound was terrific and our friends and family could not stop dancing
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Alison
Wedding:
5/17/2014
4.9/5.0
Craig Scott Entertainment was wonderful to work with from the beginning to the last song of the night on our wedding day! Scott was great, and helped us plan the music for our wedding so that we stayed within our budget, but still were able to have the live music aspects we really wanted.
We used Craig Scott for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception music, and all of it was perfect! Larry was our acoustic guitarist for our ceremony, and he played all of our requests beautifully. The ceremony music was absolutely perfect and really made the ceremony more special for us. For cocktail hour, Adrienne played the piano for us, and it was also perfect! It helped to create a nice setting for our guests.
And of course, DJ Gary got the party going during our reception! He was great from the first time we spoke to discuss our music needs, until the last song of the night was played. He made sure to honor every song we requested, but he knew what to play, so we barely needed to tell him a thing! He played a good mix of slow songs for our older guests, and party songs to keep everyone on the dance floor all night long. If you use Craig Scott Entertainment for your DJ needs, ask for DJ Gary and you won't be disappointed! The only negative was when the last song was over and the party had to stop! Thank you Craig Scott Entertainment, Larry, Adrienne, and DJ Gary for helping to make our day so special!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Private User
Wedding:
11/9/2013
4.9/5.0
Escapade was absolutely amazing! They had all of my guests dancing the entire wedding! My photographer even commented that he'd never seen so many people dancing consistently throughout a wedding. We received so many compliments from our guests, both at the wedding and the days following, regarding how great our band was and asking how we found them. I couldn't have been more pleased with Escapade - they truly helped to give me and my husband the perfect wedding.
Services Used: Band
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Brian
Wedding:
6/29/2013
4.9/5.0
I saw Phase One at one of my best friend's wedding,and had to have them at mine. To be honest, I think they were better the second time around! In addition, they are extremely professional and easy to work with. I highly reccomend Craig Scott and Phase One.
Services Used: Band
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Antoinette
Wedding:
5/25/2013
4.9/5.0
Spectacular band- lots of wonderful musicians and singers- had the entire wedding of guests on the dance floor the entire night! Kept the pace fast and full of energy! Many guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
We felt that a band "makes" a party and we had quite a party at our wedding. The Craig Scott Orchestra kept everyone on the dance floor the entire night. They were awesome to work with before the wedding and they were phenomenal at our wedding. YAY! We also had a Craig Scott DJ at the wedding to play salsa music. Double YAY!
Services Used: Band
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squirrel bride
Wedding:
4/24/2010
4.9/5.0
Our band had quit 60 days before the wedding. we had seen craig scott dj's at a friends wedding and called. they responded instantly and helped us out with great professionalism. They came through in leaps and bounds and did an AWESOME job, just as good as my friends wedding. we wold absolutely recommend them!
Services Used: Band
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kglanville
Wedding:
5/24/2009
4.9/5.0
We used Craig Scott Entertainment for the Phase One Orchestra. They were phenomenal! From the very first meeting with Scott Hornak to the last song played at the reception, Phase One was amazing. They kept everyone on the dance floor the whole time, from the older folks to the younger groups as well. We had to wait to be introduced until they could get everyone off the dance floor because no one didn't want to leave! Phase One played a great mix of Top 40, Rock and 80's music for our wedding, and every song was awesome. I'd definitely recommend them if you want people dancing all night long.
Services Used: Band
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Meg
Wedding:
6/8/2013
4.8/5.0
We hired the band Escapade to play at our wedding and they were excellent. They were excellent at reading the crowd and kept everyone dancing all night. They even learned a few songs just for us - and played them perfectly. Escapade really helped us to have our dream wedding!
Services Used: Band
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Andrew
Wedding:
3/16/2013
4.8/5.0
We got our ceremony musicians (guitar + violin), cocktail musician (pianist), and DJ (DJ Jason) from Craig Scott. The team was professional and responsive and all around a great bargain. Our wedding music was great from start to finish.
Services Used: DJ
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J and B
Wedding:
10/23/2011
4.8/5.0
There aren't enough good things to say about the Craig Scott Orchestra, Scott Hornak and his team are consummate professionals. Almost two months after our wedding and everyone is still raving about the band. We trusted them with the music and they more than delivered. The dance floor was packed the entire night and looking at pictures you even see that the band were enjoying themselves. Run to book this band you will not regret it.
Services Used: Band
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pixie76526
Wedding:
6/4/2011
4.8/5.0
We used Craig Scott Entertainment for our wedding -- we had Tomas play Spanish guitar for our ceremony and cocktail hour, and Christian was our DJ.

Booking was a breeze, and while we were not 100% thrilled with all the office staff's assistance in advance of the wedding, Tomas and Christian were both incredible.

Tomas did a beautiful job at the ceremony, playing gorgeous instrumental renditions of contemporary songs we had requested --- including Guns n' Roses Sweet Child o' Mine for me to walk down the aisle! He created the perfect ambiance for our ceremony and cocktail hour.

And Christian was totally amazing. He did an amazing job with our introductions (the crowd was really cheering & pumped up by the time we came in!), and had everyone at our wedding out on the dance floor all night long! He played everything we requested, filled in the rest just right, coordinated perfectly with our venue's maitre d's, and helped us create the most fun and memorable night of our lives!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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NJBride1811
Wedding:
1/8/2011
4.8/5.0
From Donna Somers to Lady GaGa - these guys were playing it all! People were amazed by their talent, as you will be, too! I requested that they play our wedding song, traditionally a country song, with a motown female as the main singer - it was amazing! They're great! Good choice ;-)
Services Used: Band
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Christina
Wedding:
11/6/2010
4.8/5.0
DJ danny and the musicians we used for the cocktail hour and ceremony were amazing.
The only problem we had is that our coordinator at Craig scott did not forward the DJ the change in songs we did for the first dance and the father daughter dance so he started playing the wrong music. Just be careful your coordinator is not a slacker.
Services Used: Band
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jvis0606
Wedding:
6/20/2009
4.8/5.0
Booked Craig Scott because they were clearly a leader in the industry and had access to some top quality musicians. Put the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception music completely in their hands. Able to pay by credit card which is also handy during this time! They are extremely responsive and have a great team, very helpful in making you comfortable with the musicians and their music. The strings at the ceremony sounded lovely (had the quartet), the jazz trio at cocktail hour was great and DJ Gary was excellent. Highly recommend.
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music, DJ
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Lisa5ny
Wedding:
11/7/2008
4.8/5.0
Our Emcee Dave was OUTSTANDING. Overall, a great company to work with. Very responsive and easy to work with. No issues whatsoever.
Services Used: DJ
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Erica
Wedding:
9/8/2007
4.8/5.0
Anyone who wants a band that is versatile and that rocks this is it!. YOu have several choise but my husband and I went with Infinity. The lead singer was not only good she helped to bring a little order to our reception!. They did our outdoor ceremony also and it was made even more special because of it. They will let you hear there work in the office but it doesn't do them justice. They are professional and just wonderful!!!!
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Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.7/5.0
The Craig Scott Orchestra was very easy to work with. They were great at communicating with us in preparation for the reception, and were flexible in accommodating some of our specific wants and needs. We've gotten tons of rave reviews from the family and friends who attended. We would definitely recommend them.
Services Used: Band
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Brooke
Wedding:
12/28/2013
4.6/5.0
We hired Craig Scott Orchestra for our December 2013 wedding and they were absolutely fabulous! I was a bit worried about how things would go since we only had 1-2 meetings with them beforehand, but they nailed it!!! They played a wide variety of songs -- both old and new. Our guests were out of their seats and dancing the entire party and everyone raved about them during and after the event. They even helped behind the scenes, working with the vendor to organize the "flow" of the party. They are expensive, but you get what you pay for! I highly recommend them and would hire them again in a heartbeat.
Services Used: Band
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melanie
Wedding:
10/15/2011
4.6/5.0
I was recommended highly to Craig Scott Entertainment via a wedding coordinator I trusted. I hired Craig Scott for my ceremony music as well as cocktail hour music for our wedding. We had a classical guitar and violinist for the ceremony, which worked out perfectly, and a jazz-trio for our reception with stand-up bass; jazz drums; and jazz guitar. We used a DJ for the reception itself.

To be honest- of all my vendors, the ceremony & cocktail musicians were the one I was least able to gauge, as the bride is mostly tucked away for the ceremony portion. And you don't meet the musicians themselves prior to the wedding.

The best part about Craig Scott I found is that they were very professional in customer service...Rich Bascomb was fantastic and patient with us....consulting with us to find out what we want and guiding us to what may and may not work, as we had a lot of questions on this portion of the planning. They were very flexible in regards to playing whatever we wanted.

For our ceremony, we wanted contemporary music and selected some songs we loved, and the musicians were able to learn whatever songs we selected. However, I felt like they only learned a portion of the song and played it over and over during the ceremony, so that got a tad repetitious.

However- for the customer service and the outstanding value- I would definitely recommend Craig Scott.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Brooke
Wedding:
8/28/2010
4.6/5.0
We had the band "Escapade" at our wedding and WOW were they great! the dance floor was full the entire time. The only thing they messed up on was our entrance song. They played the original song that we had requested which i had never heard before. Apparently the version i wanted was a remix, thats ok...at the end of the night they tried to play the version i originally wanted.
The value you get with this company is wonderful. when guests first arrived, we have 4 violinists playing. Then, for the ceremony, we had a 4 string quartet. During cocktail hour we had a Frank Sinatra singer. So many different angles and the cost wasnt outrageous like some companies charge.
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.5/5.0
We received so many compliments on the band from our wedding which was a top priority for us! They were incredibly engaging, played the songs we requested, and everyone had a blast. We found them incredibly responsive throughout the process and very professional. My only small call out is that we asked them twice during the reception to turn the sound down a little bit, but they didn't seem to comply. However, in the end, it didn't really matter as the majority of the guests were on the dance floor having a blast!
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.2/5.0
If you are having a formal wedding, be sure to request that the band members dress accordingly. Other than that, the band sounded great and really set the stage for the evening. They had everyone at our wedding up and on the dance floor all night. They really know how to keep up the energy. Also, they do a mix of songs so all generations will have something they will enjoy. We would highly recommend this company.
Services Used: Band
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peace11
Wedding:
10/4/2008
4.0/5.0
They were fine, very professional...wasn't wild about the lights the dj chose to use, and some feedback from my guests indicated that he wouldn't play some requests...on the other hand everyone was up and dancing most of the night. Great one stop shopping for music.
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
8/31/2012
3.8/5.0
I got married at the Tappan Hill Mansion in August and we used one of Craig Scott's Bands, the Escapades. They are a 5 piece band that plays just about everything. The value is great as they really aren't that much more than a DJ and really worth it.We filled out a quick form so that they got a feel the of the music we liked but that was about it, they went by the crowd and kept our guests happy and on the dance floor with no guidance from us. They played everything from best of the 80s to disco, to the top 40 list. They knew everything and since a few members of the band sang they were able to cover a broad amount of genres. We had an equal mix of young and older adults and the band did a great job of keeping everyone on the dance floor, regardless of age. Our guests raved about the band, even weeks later!
Services Used: Band
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tonigirl
Wedding:
3/14/2010
3.8/5.0
Unfortunately the drummer of the band showed up about 2 hours into our wedding reception...the rest of the band did not know what to do, especially since the drummer is a pretty important part of the band! Fortunately, we had a cd of latin music so we played that in between courses and then the drummer finally arrived. For the 2 hours that they played, they were great! But it was a pretty big deal to have the band "missing" for 2 hours.
The representative I met with at Craig Scott was great, so helpful before and after the wedding, he was extremely apologetic about what happened at the wedding and we were compensated...doesn't make up for what happened but at least they were professional about the situation.
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.0/5.0
We heard Phase One at a friends wedding and after we met with them and read some reviews, we decided to book them for ours. We were told by them that they play like Pandora and followed the the crowd, so to speak. That was not the case at all at our wedding. Whenever they played a song that people wanted to dance to, and the floor was packed, they would totally switch the music to a slow song and/or rock song that would clear the dance floor. Our music was all over the place and they even played the wrong entrance song when we were announced! The feedback that we got from most of our guests was consistent with the above thoughts. The singers all have great voices but they must have had an off night. Unfortunate regret, especially for the price!
Services Used: Band
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hma1979
Wedding:
9/12/2009
2.9/5.0
Leading up to the days before my wedding day, Craig Scott Entertainment was a delight to deal with -- they were responsive via emails and over the phone and they were able to work with me on the budget that I had allotted for the DJ. The issues I had were based on the fact that you never actually speak with the DJ until a few days before the wedding. I didn't think this would be a problem except there were a few issues, which I probably should have spotted when the DJ did not call us when I had asked the company to have call us (he called us 2 days after). In addition he called my husband and told him he would see us on Saturday night (we were having an afternoon wedding) and then a few days after called me to discuss the details, completely forgetting that he had already spoken to my husband. I agree with the previous person that the DJ was not dressed in black-tie attire although since it was an afternoon wedding I didn't mind so much. But the big issue I had was that there were instructions that we wanted a particular part of our entrance song played because we had choreographed a dance. I went through this with the lady at the company and she said that there would be no problem. My husband went through it with the DJ and he said no problem. But as soon as we were about to start our dance he cuts off the music! I wasn't about to get myself upset during my reception but it definitely left a lasting impression. He was fine with playing the emcee, picking music that would get people to dance, and playing some of the songs that we requested. But overall the first impression really soured my opinion of this vendor.
Services Used: DJ
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Ellyn
Wedding:
10/18/2009
2.6/5.0
Quality of service....it took them a long time to respond, the quality of it when they did respond was that she always had to go back for more answers.

Responsiveness: took sometimes at least a week to get a response.

Professionalism: we had a BLACK TIE WEDDING and the DJ showed up w/ slack, shirt and tie...HE DIDN'T EVEN HAVE A SUIT ON.....

Value: for 4 hrs of DJ services, we paid way too much we thought.
Services Used: DJ
Craig Scott Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Ellyn / Michael-

I am a little confused as Michael had sent the email below saying how everything was "amazing"

"I just wanted to express our gratitude for Saturday night. The night was truly amazing, the music was perfect. Thank you again for helping us celebrate!!! We will be sure to recommend you to any and all of our single/engaged friends. "

Cheers,

Michael and Ellyn
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ychristi
Wedding:
4/13/2012
1.9/5.0
Our experience with Craig Scott (specifically Rich's band) was not been a pleasant one. We decided to use Craig Scott after a relative used Craig Scott three years ago (different band). We were excited and confident that the band would be professional, entertaining and awesome. Before we booked Rich he was excited and eager, we were thrilled. Once the company received payment everything changed. We had our last meeting the week of our wedding, Rich was arrogant and did not seem excited to go over the details of the wedding, instead he was brash and seemed to be in a rush to go through the details. The DAY OF the wedding, when the Venetian was showing us the room for the first time, Rich was showing us emails on his phone from another couple, it was bizarre! The band was supposed to play (2) Arabic songs and did not play them until the groom reminded the band, the two songs we gave them were not the ones played. Rich showed us video clips of a percussionist that was GREAT and interactive, we did not get that man. The percussionist was barely noticed. There were numerous moments of dead silence in between songs, literally everyone on the dance floor stopped stared at each other until the next song came on. I felt like it was a HS dance. The songs chosen were not the types of songs we requested i.e hard club music for the last hour of DJ music : ( it was the opposite of what we asked for. We discussed top 40 ie. Pitbull and Jlo.
At the end of the day, did we have people on the dance floor?…yes. Our families and close friends were going to dance no matter what, it was our wedding and they were happy. Could we have had MORE people on the dance floor?.......absolutely. When we got the pictures back from the wedding this was very clear. The grooms parents who paid for the band barely danced which is a clear indication of poor performance, they love to dance!! We hired a reputable company that we trusted and were shocked to see the unprofessional amateur results.
Services Used: Band, DJ
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Caitlin
Wedding:
10/5/2012
1.5/5.0
What a nightmare! First, we gave the woman doing all of the billing, Kathy, authorization to run our credit card (my father-in-law's, since he was paying for the music). She NEVER ran the card, then called me to tell me that we would lose all of the money we had paid so far PLUS the quartet for out ceremony and our DJ for the reception if we did not have the money by the end of the day. I was hysterical thinking I wouldn't have any music only to find out later that she had the information and failed to run it. The quartet was absolutely wonderful, Neue Stringz Quartet, and worht every penny I paid, but I should have stopped there. Our DJ, Andrew, was a very nice, pleasant man, He was very helpful and played a great variety of music that kept everyone dancing. The music was also the perfect volume at dinner. However, he did not contact us until 3 days before our wedding, and he had never tried to get our first dance song. Three days prior to the event, and he had none of the music we had requested. He pronounced my husband's last name wrong every time until we made our entrance. Thank God he finally got it right for the reception! Then, he blared the music so loud for dancing that we were screaming to hear other people. We had numerous wedding guests, our maitre d, and even my husband ask him to turn the music down, and he never did. The music was a great variety, exactly what I wanted, but it was way too loud, and he disregarded every request to turn it down. I would use Neue Stringz again, but never a DJ from Craig Scott.
Services Used: DJ

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14 SONGS TO CREATE THE PERFECT MOOD ON VALENTINES DAY
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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Scott Hornak, CEO of Craig Scott Entertainment, has put together another special playlist of 14 fitting songs to help celebrate the day. After a romantic dinner out, or if you’re simply planning to spend a quiet evening together at home, these songs are an ideal way to create the perfect mood. The songs range from classic rock to old standards, some very familiar and some less so (check out “Today” by Joshua Radin or “I Belong to You” by Eros Ramazzotti) but all are sure to put love in the air. “Whatever way you choose to spend time together on February 14,” said Hornak, “please be inspired by these songs and be sure to have a Happy Valentine’s Day!” The playlist is available on iTunes (iMix) as “Craig Scott Valentines 2011”.
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Scott Hornak To Appear on WE tv's Hit TV Series "Get Married"
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Scott Hornak, CEO of Craig Scott Entertainment will be on WE tv's hit series "Get Married" Saturday, July 3rd at 9:30am-10am giving expert tips for your wedding
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Let Us Entertain you... Even More With "Ovation"
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Craig Scott Entertainment introduces “Ovation”, a cost-effective and unique entertainment package that incorporates a professional entertainment act with either DJ or band the latest addition to its unique and exciting package options. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PR Log (Press Release) – May 12, 2010 – The concept is much like a dinner theater and guarantees to keep all of your guests dancing and entertained. Any event, and especially wedding receptions, should be entertaining for everyone from beginning to end. Now, with “Ovation”, at dinner instead of just playing background music for 20 to 30 minutes, your guests can be entertained with options that are both awesome and aplenty. Craig Scott can arrange for Cabaret or Broadway singers, Revues, Opera singers, or professional dancers to perform. Also available are; Calypso bands, Sinatra style singers, a Rat Pak Show, and even “unplugged” style ensembles performing contemporary artists like Coldplay, Dave Matthews covers.
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The “M-Band” – Not quite a band, not quite a DJ. Simply the best of both worlds.
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The concept is simple. Take a DJ, spinning your favorite songs as you know them, and add in "karaoke" style tracks with several live musicians and singers and you get one exciting party. The best of both worlds, at a price anyone can afford. The combinations are aplenty. Clients can pick a single vocalist – male or female – or chose to have multiple singers. Then they select the type of musical accompaniment like a horn section, percussion, or keyboard. Finally bring it all together like a good recipe and enjoy the singing and live music with DJ tracks. It's a new, interesting and exciting entertainment option and it is even more cost effective than a small band but with the presence of a full band sound.
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