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CTO ARTISTS - Amazing Bands | DJs | Rock Strings

Philly | Naples-miami-palm Beach | Nyc | Los Angeles , PA
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4450 Main Street (The Screening Room), 2nd Floor
Philly | Naples-Miami-Palm Beach | NYC | Los Angeles, PA 19127 US (map)

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877-286-6874

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ABOUT US

877.CTO.MUSIC (286.6874) REQUEST INFO Philly | Naples-Miami-Palm Beach | NYC | Los Angeles




CTO Artists produces everything from our exclusive CTO Dance... Read more
877.CTO.MUSIC (286.6874) REQUEST INFO Philly | Naples-Miami-Palm Beach | NYC | Los Angeles




CTO Artists produces everything from our exclusive CTO Dance Bands, Club Style DJs to 21 piece orchestras for high impact National events. We have local exclusive talent in Philly, NYC, South Florida and Los Angeles. CTO has performed at many of the country's top hotels NYC’s Waldorf Astoria to Palm Beach’s Breakers Hotel. Internationally, CTO has performed in Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Four Seasons for a fantastic wedding covered by the Style Network’s "Married Away".



















CTO ARTISTS...

are fully trained in “The Art of The Party” and know how to run an elegant, high energy affair like no one else! From our humble beginnings in 1987, we started as a single Philadelphia Wedding Band. Now after more than 20 years; event planners, hotels, exclusive resorts, private clubs, and individuals like you have relied on CTO Artists for entertainment at their special events. With more than 8,000 events to our credit and counting, we offer the finest in local, regional and national entertainment.

No event is too big or too small to demand our consideration and full attention to every detail.

Our singular focus is to provide you with great musical talent. The CTO Artists, along with your entertainment consultant at World Entertainment will ensure every detail for your affair is thoroughly planned and flawlessly
executed.

What do we do is manage funky, artistic bands, club style DJ’s, eclectic strings, and custom productions. We create amazing events with the very best full time musicians, DJ’s, bands and entertainers.

Our Method is to carefully train our artists in “The Art of The Party", but allow them plenty of room for their creativity. Each act is unique and one of a kind. Just like your affair!



Where do we perform? Philadelphia, South Florida, NYC, LA, Washington DC, Baltimore and wherever our clients will fly us. (Recent performances include destinations like Jamaica, Minneapolis, Columbus Ohio, South Dakota and Buenos Aires!)

Offices located in Philadelphia, South Florida & Los Angeles

Event Types: Wedding, Corporate Events, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, private affairs of every type, select night clubs and anywhere great music is in demand!

Our dance bands’ playlists are full of current Top 40 as well as all the tried and true classic hits that are sure to please even the most discerning musical tastes.

Our DJ’s are high end club artists that we train in “The Art of The Party”. Want a DJ to simply press “play”? Anyone can do that. Our DJ’s will weave an elaborate web of rhythms & musical styles. They will mash up current & classic hits in a way that will have your guests raving to your event for years to come!

Our strings are classically trained, but modern enough to play contemporary classics including classical arrangements of current Top 40, Classic & Alternative Rock, and just about anything you could imagine.

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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Agency
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
7+
What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?
Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Funk, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, R&B/Soul, Reggae, Rock, Strings, Swing, Top 40
What music services do you provide?
Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Learning New Songs, Liability Insurance, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Sample Performances, Vocals, Willing to Travel
What items are available?
Lighting, Microphones, Sound/PA System

REVIEWS

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Andrea
Wedding:
11/8/2015
5.0/5.0
We hired CTO Midtown Express for our wedding and it was, hands down, one of the best wedding decisions we made! We attended their showcase and were so impressed by their talent, range, personality and chemistry. Unlike a lot of wedding bands, CTO Midtown Express can FLAWLESSLY play both new and old songs. You can watch their wedding video for a taste, but I HIGHLY recommend attending a showcase so you can really experience their energy. Going to the showcase with my then-fiance was one of our favorite "wedding planning" moments. We started working with Virgil, the band leader, closely about a couple months before the wedding. I had questions before hand and they were also so responsive. He is incredibly thorough and I recommend just letting them guide the process and help you with the flow of the evening. We adjusted our timelines based on some of his recommendations to keep the energy going. They were very accommodating to song choice requests and timelines requests, but were on point with making the judgement calls themselves about when to shake things up. We wanted a very high energy reception and were so impressed with how they could read the room and adjust the music to keep the energy going. You hear that comment alot about "wedding bands", but CTO Midtown is different. Here's why: My grandma rarely ever leaves the house, hates posing for pictures and is very "reserved" and I was honestly not sure if she would even make it to my wedding. She came, she saw, and she DANCED. My whole family was so shocked! If CTO Midtown Express can get my grandma moving, then I am convinced they can perform miracles. I am recommending them to ALL my future-engaged friends just so I can attend their weddings and see them perform again. I'm not even kidding! HIRE. THEM. NOW. You're guests will thank you!
We hired CTO Midtown Express for our wedding and it was, hands down, one of the best wedding decisions we made! We Read more...
We hired CTO Midtown Express for our wedding and it was, hands down, one of the best wedding decisions we made! We attended their showcase and were so impressed by their talent, range, personality and chemistry. Unlike a lot of wedding bands, CTO Midtown Express can FLAWLESSLY play both new and old songs. You can watch their wedding video for a taste, but I HIGHLY recommend attending a showcase so you can really experience their energy. Going to the showcase with my then-fiance was one of our favorite "wedding planning" moments. We started working with Virgil, the band leader, closely about a couple months before the wedding. I had questions before hand and they were also so responsive. He is incredibly thorough and I recommend just letting them guide the process and help you with the flow of the evening. We adjusted our timelines based on some of his recommendations to keep the energy going. They were very accommodating to song choice requests and timelines requests, but were on point with making the judgement calls themselves about when to shake things up. We wanted a very high energy reception and were so impressed with how they could read the room and adjust the music to keep the energy going. You hear that comment alot about "wedding bands", but CTO Midtown is different. Here's why: My grandma rarely ever leaves the house, hates posing for pictures and is very "reserved" and I was honestly not sure if she would even make it to my wedding. She came, she saw, and she DANCED. My whole family was so shocked! If CTO Midtown Express can get my grandma moving, then I am convinced they can perform miracles. I am recommending them to ALL my future-engaged friends just so I can attend their weddings and see them perform again. I'm not even kidding! HIRE. THEM. NOW. You're guests will thank you! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
As we were planning a destination wedding, we never got the chance to see CTO High Voltage play live before we booked them. We had heard tons of amazing things about them, and I had read all of their reviews, many of which had proclaimed them to be 'The BEST Wedding Band in Florida'!
Now that our wedding is done, and I have seen and heard them myself, I can 100% stand by that statement. High Voltage was beyond anything I could have ever expected. They are all such exceptionally talented musicians, and our guests commented that they had never seen such an amazing band, especially at a wedding.
They were professional, fun, energetic, warm, and accommodating in every single way imaginable, not to mention the fact that they are WILDLY talented. From our first dance, to the light dinner music, to the unreal dance party... every single part of our wedding music was exceptional. I could not recommend High Voltage enough.
As we were planning a destination wedding, we never got the chance to see CTO High Voltage play live before we booked Read more...
As we were planning a destination wedding, we never got the chance to see CTO High Voltage play live before we booked them. We had heard tons of amazing things about them, and I had read all of their reviews, many of which had proclaimed them to be 'The BEST Wedding Band in Florida'!
Now that our wedding is done, and I have seen and heard them myself, I can 100% stand by that statement. High Voltage was beyond anything I could have ever expected. They are all such exceptionally talented musicians, and our guests commented that they had never seen such an amazing band, especially at a wedding.
They were professional, fun, energetic, warm, and accommodating in every single way imaginable, not to mention the fact that they are WILDLY talented. From our first dance, to the light dinner music, to the unreal dance party... every single part of our wedding music was exceptional. I could not recommend High Voltage enough. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Michael
Wedding:
10/24/2015
5.0/5.0
CTO Park Central

Gloria,

CTO Park Central made Allie and Brandons' wedding night magical. The music was so unbelievably great that the memories of everyone dancing continues to bring a huge smile to my face when I think about the evening. I can't wait to see the video so that I can relive everything again and again. Our friends and family had the most wonderful evening, although I did hear many complaints about sore feet at the brunch on Sunday. You kept everyone (young and old) up dancing the entire night and no one left the party early. Exactly what we wanted. We were all sorry when the last song was played as the evening was ending.

You and Angie at CTO were an absolute pleasure to work with during the planning stages of the wedding. And thank you for helping me with my toast by adding a few bars from Donna Summer's "Love to Love You Baby" and The Grateful Dead's "Truckin." All I heard that night and the next few days was how wonderful you were and how great you all sounded. Your voices are simply amazing as was the music coming from the band. Adding the horns and percussion really brought out the sound that I wanted. Please extend my gratitude to your band for the wonderful show. All of our friends and family are still commenting and smiling about the night.

The best thing that I can say about the wedding is that if I had it to do all over again, I would do it exactly the same way, except that I would have CTO Park Central for an additional hour or two of music. As the song goes, we could have danced all night. My son and new daughter loved everything you did and the memory of seeing their friends and family dancing the night away is one that will last a lifetime. Expect your phone to be ringing when our friends and family need entertainment.
CTO Park Central

Gloria,

CTO Park Central made Allie and Brandons' wedding night magical. The music was Read more...
CTO Park Central

Gloria,

CTO Park Central made Allie and Brandons' wedding night magical. The music was so unbelievably great that the memories of everyone dancing continues to bring a huge smile to my face when I think about the evening. I can't wait to see the video so that I can relive everything again and again. Our friends and family had the most wonderful evening, although I did hear many complaints about sore feet at the brunch on Sunday. You kept everyone (young and old) up dancing the entire night and no one left the party early. Exactly what we wanted. We were all sorry when the last song was played as the evening was ending.

You and Angie at CTO were an absolute pleasure to work with during the planning stages of the wedding. And thank you for helping me with my toast by adding a few bars from Donna Summer's "Love to Love You Baby" and The Grateful Dead's "Truckin." All I heard that night and the next few days was how wonderful you were and how great you all sounded. Your voices are simply amazing as was the music coming from the band. Adding the horns and percussion really brought out the sound that I wanted. Please extend my gratitude to your band for the wonderful show. All of our friends and family are still commenting and smiling about the night.

The best thing that I can say about the wedding is that if I had it to do all over again, I would do it exactly the same way, except that I would have CTO Park Central for an additional hour or two of music. As the song goes, we could have danced all night. My son and new daughter loved everything you did and the memory of seeing their friends and family dancing the night away is one that will last a lifetime. Expect your phone to be ringing when our friends and family need entertainment. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Allie
Wedding:
10/24/2015
5.0/5.0
CTO Park Central performed at our wedding and it was so much fun! Our family and all our guests had a blast the entire night. I cannot emphasize enough how many compliments we got on the band's performance. Looking back on the night, I cannot imagine it going any smoother, and the entire room was on the dance floor throughout the night. We eventually had to kick people out of the room, as they did not want to leave, and we thank Park Central for the most memorable night of our lives!
CTO Park Central performed at our wedding and it was so much fun! Our family and all our guests had a blast the entire Read more...
CTO Park Central performed at our wedding and it was so much fun! Our family and all our guests had a blast the entire night. I cannot emphasize enough how many compliments we got on the band's performance. Looking back on the night, I cannot imagine it going any smoother, and the entire room was on the dance floor throughout the night. We eventually had to kick people out of the room, as they did not want to leave, and we thank Park Central for the most memorable night of our lives! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Tricia
Wedding:
10/23/2015
5.0/5.0
We booked CTO Tribeca for our wedding band on 10/23/15. They were AMAZING. We fell in love with them at the showcase and never looked back. They kept in contact with us throughout the wedding planning process and even learned a few songs for us. They offered great advice in terms of entrance songs and songs to play during the reception to get the guests on the dance floor. They really made us feel at ease during the wedding planning process.

We were blown away by this band at our wedding...even more blown away then at the showcase! They weren't just a band, they were performers. My mom told me the next day, "I could have put a chair in front of the band and watched them all night long". They truly looked like they were up there having fun-not working. I don't think we had any guests NOT on the dance floor. They also played perfect songs during dinner and per our request, slowed some fast songs down.

We could not be happier with our decision of CTO Tribeca as our band. They were amazing and truly made our wedding unique! I would highly recommend this band for any event.
We booked CTO Tribeca for our wedding band on 10/23/15. They were AMAZING. We fell in love with them at the showcase and Read more...
We booked CTO Tribeca for our wedding band on 10/23/15. They were AMAZING. We fell in love with them at the showcase and never looked back. They kept in contact with us throughout the wedding planning process and even learned a few songs for us. They offered great advice in terms of entrance songs and songs to play during the reception to get the guests on the dance floor. They really made us feel at ease during the wedding planning process.

We were blown away by this band at our wedding...even more blown away then at the showcase! They weren't just a band, they were performers. My mom told me the next day, "I could have put a chair in front of the band and watched them all night long". They truly looked like they were up there having fun-not working. I don't think we had any guests NOT on the dance floor. They also played perfect songs during dinner and per our request, slowed some fast songs down.

We could not be happier with our decision of CTO Tribeca as our band. They were amazing and truly made our wedding unique! I would highly recommend this band for any event. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Suzanne
Wedding:
10/17/2015
5.0/5.0
CTO Park Central is amazing!! They played at our wedding last month and all of our guests were commenting on how unbelievable they were. From their music to their dance moves - the best! The dance floor was packed all night!
CTO Park Central is amazing!! They played at our wedding last month and all of our guests were commenting on how Read more...
CTO Park Central is amazing!! They played at our wedding last month and all of our guests were commenting on how unbelievable they were. From their music to their dance moves - the best! The dance floor was packed all night! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Abby
Wedding:
10/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was absolutely amazing and a big part of that was because of you and the band. We could not have asked for better atmosphere, music, and overall performance. Thank you so much from both of us, we will be highly recommending you to everyone we know. Best wishes to all of you!
Our wedding was absolutely amazing and a big part of that was because of you and the band. We could not have asked for Read more...
Our wedding was absolutely amazing and a big part of that was because of you and the band. We could not have asked for better atmosphere, music, and overall performance. Thank you so much from both of us, we will be highly recommending you to everyone we know. Best wishes to all of you! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Meredith
Wedding:
10/3/2015
5.0/5.0
Had CTO Tribeca at my wedding and they were awesome. Great band members, sound and awesome energy. So glad we picked them. We loved them as did our guests. Would recommend them to anyone having a wedding/party!
Had CTO Tribeca at my wedding and they were awesome. Great band members, sound and awesome energy. So glad we picked them. Read more...
Had CTO Tribeca at my wedding and they were awesome. Great band members, sound and awesome energy. So glad we picked them. We loved them as did our guests. Would recommend them to anyone having a wedding/party! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Midtown Express was fabulous! All of our guests said "Best wedding band EVER!" Not only do they have an amazing sound, but they are truly the nicest people with an amazing chemistry across all band members.
Midtown Express was fabulous! All of our guests said "Best wedding band EVER!" Not only do they have an amazing sound, but Read more...
Midtown Express was fabulous! All of our guests said "Best wedding band EVER!" Not only do they have an amazing sound, but they are truly the nicest people with an amazing chemistry across all band members. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Natalie
Wedding:
9/12/2015
5.0/5.0
We used CTO Grand Central (http://www.cto.com/cto-grand-central.html) for our wedding and we could not be any happier about that decision. Martin was very professional and spent a lot of time before the wedding getting to know us and figuring out what kind of vibe we wanted. By the time the wedding came around we felt comfortable enough with Martin that we said read the crowd and keep them dancing. And they did just that. We wanted a rocking reception, and they really rocked it! The more modern stuff we asked for (Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, etc.) they also did great on, and all of our guests were up and dancing.

We have gotten consistent feedback from our guests that the band was awesome. So many people asked who they were and were super impressed that they never stopped playing. One of my friends even commented that the first dance song they learned for us (Iron & Wine - Such Great Heights) was done so well he didn't realize it was being played live!

CTO Grand Central really helped bring our special night to the next level. Everyone had a great time and we danced all night!

Do yourself a favor and check out CTO Grand Central.
We used CTO Grand Central (http://www.cto.com/cto-grand-central.html) for our wedding and we could not be any happier Read more...
We used CTO Grand Central (http://www.cto.com/cto-grand-central.html) for our wedding and we could not be any happier about that decision. Martin was very professional and spent a lot of time before the wedding getting to know us and figuring out what kind of vibe we wanted. By the time the wedding came around we felt comfortable enough with Martin that we said read the crowd and keep them dancing. And they did just that. We wanted a rocking reception, and they really rocked it! The more modern stuff we asked for (Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, etc.) they also did great on, and all of our guests were up and dancing.

We have gotten consistent feedback from our guests that the band was awesome. So many people asked who they were and were super impressed that they never stopped playing. One of my friends even commented that the first dance song they learned for us (Iron & Wine - Such Great Heights) was done so well he didn't realize it was being played live!

CTO Grand Central really helped bring our special night to the next level. Everyone had a great time and we danced all night!

Do yourself a favor and check out CTO Grand Central. Read less
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