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CTO ARTISTS - Amazing Bands | DJs | Rock Strings

Philly | Naples-miami-palm Beach | Nyc | Los Angeles , PA
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LOCATION

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

PHONE

877-790-4304

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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
What is the size of your band?
Large (6+ musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Dance, Funk, Motown, Orchestra, Pop, R&B, Reggae, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
CTO Bands usually wear black tie or dressy black according to your request.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
We do in Florida, NYC and Philadelphia
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
Yes
How much time do you usually need for setup?
1 hour
How much space do you usually require?
20 by 12 but can fit (16 by 8)
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
All of the above
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
Only when appropriate.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
No.
Do you play recorded music during your break?
Continuous Music Only
What is your overtime rate?
Depends on the band
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Yes, depends on band but usually 1 dollar per musician and sound tech per mile whenever we perform 50 miles from the bands home base.

REVIEWS

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Sonia
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
We LOVED CTO Tribeca! They kept the dance floor rockin' all night - everyone had such a great time, we extended the party an extra half hour! Even before the wedding, the band leader Maylyn worked very closely with me to make sure everything flowed perfectly and went exactly how we wanted it to go. It was an absolute pleasure to work with this company/band/band leader. If you are looking for a band for your wedding, you found them! What an awesome performance!!!
We LOVED CTO Tribeca! They kept the dance floor rockin' all night - everyone had such a great time, we extended the party Read more...
We LOVED CTO Tribeca! They kept the dance floor rockin' all night - everyone had such a great time, we extended the party an extra half hour! Even before the wedding, the band leader Maylyn worked very closely with me to make sure everything flowed perfectly and went exactly how we wanted it to go. It was an absolute pleasure to work with this company/band/band leader. If you are looking for a band for your wedding, you found them! What an awesome performance!!! Read less
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john
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Tribeca - fabulous band - they received nothing but kudo's from all the guests at my daughters wedding reception. Maylyn is great to work with and the playlist worked out to be perfect for
everyone who attended. This band is my alltime favorite - can't say enough great things about
them. Maylyn is a great vocalist and the best!!!!!
Tribeca - fabulous band - they received nothing but kudo's from all the guests at my daughters wedding reception. Maylyn Read more...
Tribeca - fabulous band - they received nothing but kudo's from all the guests at my daughters wedding reception. Maylyn is great to work with and the playlist worked out to be perfect for
everyone who attended. This band is my alltime favorite - can't say enough great things about
them. Maylyn is a great vocalist and the best!!!!! Read less
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M
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
CTO Park Central was AMAZING! We had so many guests tell us how much they liked the music, and what a great variety there was. Gloria also did a great job coordinating the flow of events with us.

We wished we could have spent the entire reception on the dance floor, but alas, we had a few other duties as the bride and groom.

Hopefully friends of ours will book them, then we can be the groovin' guests.
CTO Park Central was AMAZING! We had so many guests tell us how much they liked the music, and what a great variety there Read more...
CTO Park Central was AMAZING! We had so many guests tell us how much they liked the music, and what a great variety there was. Gloria also did a great job coordinating the flow of events with us.

We wished we could have spent the entire reception on the dance floor, but alas, we had a few other duties as the bride and groom.

Hopefully friends of ours will book them, then we can be the groovin' guests. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
DJ Bizz was simply incredible! He had our guests dancing on the dance floor ALL night!! He is awesome!!!
DJ Bizz was simply incredible! He had our guests dancing on the dance floor ALL night!! He is awesome!!!
DJ Bizz was simply incredible! He had our guests dancing on the dance floor ALL night!! He is awesome!!! Read less
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Cat
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
We are so happy that we chose CTO TriBeCa for our wedding!! We received so many compliments on the music from our family and friends - all with different taste in music!! Who else could have multiple generations pumped by the music?! Everyone was on the dance floor all night - which is exactly what we wanted!! John and I didn't even want to leave the dance floor to cut our cake ha!

John and I wanted to thank you for helping to make our wedding a success!! Maylyn and team went above and beyond to make sure we were happy. Everyone was super easy to work with!!

Thanks again for everything!! We would recommend TriBeCa to all of our friends and family!!
We are so happy that we chose CTO TriBeCa for our wedding!! We received so many compliments on the music from our family Read more...
We are so happy that we chose CTO TriBeCa for our wedding!! We received so many compliments on the music from our family and friends - all with different taste in music!! Who else could have multiple generations pumped by the music?! Everyone was on the dance floor all night - which is exactly what we wanted!! John and I didn't even want to leave the dance floor to cut our cake ha!

John and I wanted to thank you for helping to make our wedding a success!! Maylyn and team went above and beyond to make sure we were happy. Everyone was super easy to work with!!

Thanks again for everything!! We would recommend TriBeCa to all of our friends and family!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
CTO 5th Ave was fantastic!!! The dance floor at our wedding was packed from beginning to end and all our guests were raving about how great the band was. The entire process, from booking to performance, was easy and straight forward and everyone was a pleasure to work with. You made our wedding one of a kind and we can't thank you enough!
CTO 5th Ave was fantastic!!! The dance floor at our wedding was packed from beginning to end and all our guests were Read more...
CTO 5th Ave was fantastic!!! The dance floor at our wedding was packed from beginning to end and all our guests were raving about how great the band was. The entire process, from booking to performance, was easy and straight forward and everyone was a pleasure to work with. You made our wedding one of a kind and we can't thank you enough! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
CTO Park Central is a phenomenal band. Here is the email I sent to the band leader after our wedding. - We recently returned from our honeymoon and wanted to thank you all for putting on such a wonderful show at our wedding. It was perfect and we couldn't have asked for a better band. Everyone we have talked to since the wedding has made a comment about how amazing you were. We've been told by several people that you were the best band they'd ever seen and we had one of the most fun weddings they'd ever been too. I was even told that several servers at our venue asked for your name, because they had never seen a better band in all of the weddings that they'd worked. Choosing a band was a top priority for our wedding and you did not disappoint. You did everything we asked and more. Thank you so much for putting on a little finale at the end as well. I know everyone enjoyed it. We loved you and wish we could party with you again. I really can't express to you in words how grateful we are! Thank you - from the bottom of our hearts!
CTO Park Central is a phenomenal band. Here is the email I sent to the band leader after our wedding. - We recently Read more...
CTO Park Central is a phenomenal band. Here is the email I sent to the band leader after our wedding. - We recently returned from our honeymoon and wanted to thank you all for putting on such a wonderful show at our wedding. It was perfect and we couldn't have asked for a better band. Everyone we have talked to since the wedding has made a comment about how amazing you were. We've been told by several people that you were the best band they'd ever seen and we had one of the most fun weddings they'd ever been too. I was even told that several servers at our venue asked for your name, because they had never seen a better band in all of the weddings that they'd worked. Choosing a band was a top priority for our wedding and you did not disappoint. You did everything we asked and more. Thank you so much for putting on a little finale at the end as well. I know everyone enjoyed it. We loved you and wish we could party with you again. I really can't express to you in words how grateful we are! Thank you - from the bottom of our hearts! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
This review is in reference to the CTO band 5th Avenue.

This band is INCREDIBLE! When we attended one of the CTO showcases, we initially had a different band in mind. 5th avenue impressed us so much that we changed our minds and decided to choose them for our wedding reception. Their high energy and charismatic personalities gave us complete confidence that they would rock our reception, and they delivered beyond our expectations!

The band leader, Ramona, always responded to our emails in a timely and friendly manner and put us completely at ease during those inevitable stressful moments leading up to the wedding. She was so open to the musical suggestions made by me and my husband, and she and the entire band were so accommodating and flexible to meet all of our needs.

We have had countless compliments from friends and family about 5th Avenue. They know exactly how to read a crowd and offered appropriate musical selections for every moment of the night. They also fulfilled our request that they keep playing the latest pop hits which made the dancing at our reception an absolute blast!

If you want your event to be pure fun from start to finish, then definitely hire 5th Avenue. We wholeheartedly and enthusiastically recommend them!
This review is in reference to the CTO band 5th Avenue.

This band is INCREDIBLE! When we attended one of the CTO Read more...
This review is in reference to the CTO band 5th Avenue.

This band is INCREDIBLE! When we attended one of the CTO showcases, we initially had a different band in mind. 5th avenue impressed us so much that we changed our minds and decided to choose them for our wedding reception. Their high energy and charismatic personalities gave us complete confidence that they would rock our reception, and they delivered beyond our expectations!

The band leader, Ramona, always responded to our emails in a timely and friendly manner and put us completely at ease during those inevitable stressful moments leading up to the wedding. She was so open to the musical suggestions made by me and my husband, and she and the entire band were so accommodating and flexible to meet all of our needs.

We have had countless compliments from friends and family about 5th Avenue. They know exactly how to read a crowd and offered appropriate musical selections for every moment of the night. They also fulfilled our request that they keep playing the latest pop hits which made the dancing at our reception an absolute blast!

If you want your event to be pure fun from start to finish, then definitely hire 5th Avenue. We wholeheartedly and enthusiastically recommend them! Read less
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Kathleen and Richard
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
When we attended the CTO showcase in the summer of 2013, we had already pre-selected the likely band. Afterwards we were confident that ANY of the CTO bands we listened to would have provided exceptional quality, but just as sure that CTO-5th Avenue would be the best fit (even though they were not the the original group we had in mind). Our predictions paid off, in spades. Bandleader Ramona was responsive, enthusiastic, and extremely flexible in accommodating our special requests. And at the actual event CTO-5th Avenue delivered beyond our expectations with a perfect matching of the music to what was going on in the reception--quiet when it needed to be quiet, and highly energized when it needed that.

Beyond the quality of the music and performance and the engaging personalities of ALL the band members (Ramona has obviously infected the rest of the group), we were astonished when the sound man asked if it was too loud. In our experience the hosts/guests usually initiated that topic with the band, and when we told the sound man of our surprise he said, "We're working for you, so we want to make sure it's right."

Perhaps most interestingly, there was a point about 40 minutes before the end of the reception when the band announced a break after a particularly exhilarating dance set with a packed dance floor. The dancers probably needed the break more than the band, but since the high energy understandably dropped after that we feared our guests might think it was over and start preparing to leave. Those fears were unfounded and no one had a chance to leave because the break was only about five minutes and the next and final set that followed may have been the most energized of the whole night. CTO-5th Avenue had obviously found another gear.

Guests are still writing and calling and saying, simply , "That Band!!" We are very happy that we chose CTO-5th Avenue, and very grateful for what they delivered.
When we attended the CTO showcase in the summer of 2013, we had already pre-selected the likely band. Afterwards we were Read more...
When we attended the CTO showcase in the summer of 2013, we had already pre-selected the likely band. Afterwards we were confident that ANY of the CTO bands we listened to would have provided exceptional quality, but just as sure that CTO-5th Avenue would be the best fit (even though they were not the the original group we had in mind). Our predictions paid off, in spades. Bandleader Ramona was responsive, enthusiastic, and extremely flexible in accommodating our special requests. And at the actual event CTO-5th Avenue delivered beyond our expectations with a perfect matching of the music to what was going on in the reception--quiet when it needed to be quiet, and highly energized when it needed that.

Beyond the quality of the music and performance and the engaging personalities of ALL the band members (Ramona has obviously infected the rest of the group), we were astonished when the sound man asked if it was too loud. In our experience the hosts/guests usually initiated that topic with the band, and when we told the sound man of our surprise he said, "We're working for you, so we want to make sure it's right."

Perhaps most interestingly, there was a point about 40 minutes before the end of the reception when the band announced a break after a particularly exhilarating dance set with a packed dance floor. The dancers probably needed the break more than the band, but since the high energy understandably dropped after that we feared our guests might think it was over and start preparing to leave. Those fears were unfounded and no one had a chance to leave because the break was only about five minutes and the next and final set that followed may have been the most energized of the whole night. CTO-5th Avenue had obviously found another gear.

Guests are still writing and calling and saying, simply , "That Band!!" We are very happy that we chose CTO-5th Avenue, and very grateful for what they delivered. Read less
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Carol
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
I don't have enough superlatives to heap on this amazing group. They nailed every song - better than the original artists. They could play absolutely any genre and even learned new songs for my daughter's wedding. Best of all - they seemed to be having a great time which is a wonderful bonus.
I don't have enough superlatives to heap on this amazing group. They nailed every song - better than the original artists. Read more...
I don't have enough superlatives to heap on this amazing group. They nailed every song - better than the original artists. They could play absolutely any genre and even learned new songs for my daughter's wedding. Best of all - they seemed to be having a great time which is a wonderful bonus. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Fifth Avenue was a great band- guests didn't want them to stop! Ramona is great to work with- very responsive and professional.
Fifth Avenue was a great band- guests didn't want them to stop! Ramona is great to work with- very responsive and Read more...
Fifth Avenue was a great band- guests didn't want them to stop! Ramona is great to work with- very responsive and professional. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
CTO Park Avenue recently performed for my wedding and they were, to say the least, amazing! They kept the guests dancing from the moment they took the stage. So many of my guests commented on how wonderful they were, asking who they were and that they've never seen a band perform straight through the whole reception. They incorporated all types of songs, even recent hits, to please the entire crowd. This is not your ordinary wedding band! Veronica was so great to work with, and so accommodating to us. The band was professional, and made my wedding the event that it was. If you are even considering booking this band for your event, do yourself a favor and do it, you will not be disappointed!
CTO Park Avenue recently performed for my wedding and they were, to say the least, amazing! They kept the guests dancing Read more...
CTO Park Avenue recently performed for my wedding and they were, to say the least, amazing! They kept the guests dancing from the moment they took the stage. So many of my guests commented on how wonderful they were, asking who they were and that they've never seen a band perform straight through the whole reception. They incorporated all types of songs, even recent hits, to please the entire crowd. This is not your ordinary wedding band! Veronica was so great to work with, and so accommodating to us. The band was professional, and made my wedding the event that it was. If you are even considering booking this band for your event, do yourself a favor and do it, you will not be disappointed! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
CTO High Voltage was amazing. We and all our guest thought the performance was outstanding. We can’t think of anything you or the band members could have done to make the night any better. We will recommend CTO and if we ever have an occasion for a band again, we will contact you. Thank you for making our daughter’s wedding reception so special.
CTO High Voltage was amazing. We and all our guest thought the performance was outstanding. We can’t think of anything you Read more...
CTO High Voltage was amazing. We and all our guest thought the performance was outstanding. We can’t think of anything you or the band members could have done to make the night any better. We will recommend CTO and if we ever have an occasion for a band again, we will contact you. Thank you for making our daughter’s wedding reception so special. Read less
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Lee
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Park Central was very accommodating and also knew how to make the party flow. Everyone one of our guests raved about the band. They were great!!!!!
Park Central was very accommodating and also knew how to make the party flow. Everyone one of our guests raved about the Read more...
Park Central was very accommodating and also knew how to make the party flow. Everyone one of our guests raved about the band. They were great!!!!! Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
AWESOME. AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME. We felt so lucky to have CTO 5th Avenue as our band. We wanted high energy and a ton of dancing and they exceeded our expectations twofold. We had several people tell us after the wedding that they had never seen dancing get started so soon into a reception. The dance floor was packed immediately after our first dance. I had a few specific requests for the band leader, Ramona Hunter, and she was professional, flexible and a pleasure to deal with. If you are looking for nothing less than first rate service, HIRE CTO 5TH AVENUE.
AWESOME. AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME. We felt so lucky to have CTO 5th Avenue as our band. We wanted high energy and a ton of Read more...
AWESOME. AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME. We felt so lucky to have CTO 5th Avenue as our band. We wanted high energy and a ton of dancing and they exceeded our expectations twofold. We had several people tell us after the wedding that they had never seen dancing get started so soon into a reception. The dance floor was packed immediately after our first dance. I had a few specific requests for the band leader, Ramona Hunter, and she was professional, flexible and a pleasure to deal with. If you are looking for nothing less than first rate service, HIRE CTO 5TH AVENUE. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Eddie Bruce was fantastic. He contribued in a major way to making our event spectacular! Can't wait until the next time.
Eddie Bruce was fantastic. He contribued in a major way to making our event spectacular! Can't wait until the next time.
Eddie Bruce was fantastic. He contribued in a major way to making our event spectacular! Can't wait until the next time. Read less
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Mark
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Hiring CTO Tribeca was one of the best decisions we made in the course of wedding planning. Note that we didn’t actually see the band live until a week before our wedding. We hired them based on reputation, recommendation and their online video. When we did finally see them in person, we were confident we’d made the right decision. Maylyn Murphy, the band leader, was a pleasure to work with, and we genuinely enjoyed meeting/working with her. Additionally, her and her band’s talent is simply off-the-charts phenomenal. Their energy was infectious – they managed to lure both old and young out to the dance floor. Maylyn knew when to slow things down and when to kick up the tempo and volume according to the dinner and dancing schedule throughout the night. CTO Tribeca was a major factor in making our wedding as great as it was. Nearly everyone we spoke with about our wedding raved about our band. We’re so glad that we chose them to be part of our special day.
Hiring CTO Tribeca was one of the best decisions we made in the course of wedding planning. Note that we didn’t actually Read more...
Hiring CTO Tribeca was one of the best decisions we made in the course of wedding planning. Note that we didn’t actually see the band live until a week before our wedding. We hired them based on reputation, recommendation and their online video. When we did finally see them in person, we were confident we’d made the right decision. Maylyn Murphy, the band leader, was a pleasure to work with, and we genuinely enjoyed meeting/working with her. Additionally, her and her band’s talent is simply off-the-charts phenomenal. Their energy was infectious – they managed to lure both old and young out to the dance floor. Maylyn knew when to slow things down and when to kick up the tempo and volume according to the dinner and dancing schedule throughout the night. CTO Tribeca was a major factor in making our wedding as great as it was. Nearly everyone we spoke with about our wedding raved about our band. We’re so glad that we chose them to be part of our special day. Read less
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Dan
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
There's Good, Great, and then there's CTO Tribeca. They truly are in another category of Excellence. We cannot even begin to tell you how fantastic this group is! Their professionalism, invigorating charisma, and raw TALENT were evident throughout the wedding planning process and especially on our big day. We are serious music junkies - from country to 90s hip hop - and the 2-3 songs we requested that they learn were done so perfectly, we had countless guests say they liked the CTO version better than the original! They have an incredibly vast song selection and can accommodate virtually any genre you're searching for. Our guests were on the dance floor all night, which is exactly what we wanted, and we attribute that directly to this band. Now that the wedding is over, we can’t discuss our reception with any of our guests for more than 1 minute before they start raving about Maylyn and her crew, and asking "Where did you find that BAND?!?!"

We highly, highly, highly recommend CTO Tribeca. Their warmth and musical chemistry made the energy in the room simply contagious from bridal party intros to the final amazing song. They will take your event to another level and it is a decision you simply will not regret. When looking back at our wedding budget, the investment we made in CTO Tribeca is dollar for dollar the best choice we made. We consider all of these individuals friends now, and we are so glad they got to be a part of our special day :-)

We love CTO Tribeca!
Dan & Stephanie
There's Good, Great, and then there's CTO Tribeca. They truly are in another category of Excellence. We cannot even begin Read more...
There's Good, Great, and then there's CTO Tribeca. They truly are in another category of Excellence. We cannot even begin to tell you how fantastic this group is! Their professionalism, invigorating charisma, and raw TALENT were evident throughout the wedding planning process and especially on our big day. We are serious music junkies - from country to 90s hip hop - and the 2-3 songs we requested that they learn were done so perfectly, we had countless guests say they liked the CTO version better than the original! They have an incredibly vast song selection and can accommodate virtually any genre you're searching for. Our guests were on the dance floor all night, which is exactly what we wanted, and we attribute that directly to this band. Now that the wedding is over, we can’t discuss our reception with any of our guests for more than 1 minute before they start raving about Maylyn and her crew, and asking "Where did you find that BAND?!?!"

We highly, highly, highly recommend CTO Tribeca. Their warmth and musical chemistry made the energy in the room simply contagious from bridal party intros to the final amazing song. They will take your event to another level and it is a decision you simply will not regret. When looking back at our wedding budget, the investment we made in CTO Tribeca is dollar for dollar the best choice we made. We consider all of these individuals friends now, and we are so glad they got to be a part of our special day :-)

We love CTO Tribeca!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
This band is tremendous! High energy, great song selections, beautiful music--they had the crowd dancing all night long. Can't say enough!
This band is tremendous! High energy, great song selections, beautiful music--they had the crowd dancing all night long. Read more...
This band is tremendous! High energy, great song selections, beautiful music--they had the crowd dancing all night long. Can't say enough! Read less
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Mollie
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
We cannot express in an review how much we LOVED CTO High Voltage. We had wide range of ages of our wedding and CTO was able to please every single person. Our dance floor was full the entire event with less than 10 people off the dance floor at any given time. We had numerous guests ask us about where we found the band and even more people said that they were the best wedding band they had ever heard. Coming from our friends who love to dance and listen to music - that was a huge compliment. On a scale of 1-10 we would honestly rate CTO as an 11! We could not be more satisfied with their performance, the variety of music they played (different genres, oldies-new songs) and their stage presence. If you want your wedding to be awesome - hire them!
We cannot express in an review how much we LOVED CTO High Voltage. We had wide range of ages of our wedding and CTO was Read more...
We cannot express in an review how much we LOVED CTO High Voltage. We had wide range of ages of our wedding and CTO was able to please every single person. Our dance floor was full the entire event with less than 10 people off the dance floor at any given time. We had numerous guests ask us about where we found the band and even more people said that they were the best wedding band they had ever heard. Coming from our friends who love to dance and listen to music - that was a huge compliment. On a scale of 1-10 we would honestly rate CTO as an 11! We could not be more satisfied with their performance, the variety of music they played (different genres, oldies-new songs) and their stage presence. If you want your wedding to be awesome - hire them! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
CTO Grand Central absolutely rocked our wedding reception! Martin was incredibly helpful in the planning time leading up to the wedding - he was always available by email and our phone conversations left me very confident that they understood the kind of party we wanted, and would do everything in their power to make it happen.

The night of our reception, we could hear the party going even before our entrance. Grand Central had everybody on their feet and ready to go. From the moment we entered until an hour past the scheduled time, Martin and the band played non-stop. They were fantastic - the dance floor was not empty ONCE, even during dinner - people would not stop dancing, because they were so awesome! Martin played a wonderful acoustic set during dinner (which people still kept dancing to!), and really thoughtfully incorporated some of my husband and my favorite songs, that we had shared with him before the event. Grand Central promises to learn your first dance song, and parent dance songs, but since we had picked songs already on their list, they let us pick two other new songs to be played during the night.

After dinner, the band did not take one break, and kept the party rocking late into the night. They played everything from Frank Sinatra to Bruce Springsteen to Greenday to Lady Gaga - no limits! I've been to weddings before where the music really caters to one group of guests - the young people or the older crowd - but Grand Central had everyone up dancing the whole time! My 90 year grandma, our parents' friends, our college friends, and even my little nieces and nephews - everyone was dancing the entire time. The venue's staff actually had to push back tables to enlarge the dance floor! We received compliments on the band all night and all of the following day - they truly made our wedding reception the most fun night of our lives, and I could not have asked for a better band.
CTO Grand Central absolutely rocked our wedding reception! Martin was incredibly helpful in the planning time leading up Read more...
CTO Grand Central absolutely rocked our wedding reception! Martin was incredibly helpful in the planning time leading up to the wedding - he was always available by email and our phone conversations left me very confident that they understood the kind of party we wanted, and would do everything in their power to make it happen.

The night of our reception, we could hear the party going even before our entrance. Grand Central had everybody on their feet and ready to go. From the moment we entered until an hour past the scheduled time, Martin and the band played non-stop. They were fantastic - the dance floor was not empty ONCE, even during dinner - people would not stop dancing, because they were so awesome! Martin played a wonderful acoustic set during dinner (which people still kept dancing to!), and really thoughtfully incorporated some of my husband and my favorite songs, that we had shared with him before the event. Grand Central promises to learn your first dance song, and parent dance songs, but since we had picked songs already on their list, they let us pick two other new songs to be played during the night.

After dinner, the band did not take one break, and kept the party rocking late into the night. They played everything from Frank Sinatra to Bruce Springsteen to Greenday to Lady Gaga - no limits! I've been to weddings before where the music really caters to one group of guests - the young people or the older crowd - but Grand Central had everyone up dancing the whole time! My 90 year grandma, our parents' friends, our college friends, and even my little nieces and nephews - everyone was dancing the entire time. The venue's staff actually had to push back tables to enlarge the dance floor! We received compliments on the band all night and all of the following day - they truly made our wedding reception the most fun night of our lives, and I could not have asked for a better band. Read less
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Paul
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
CTO 5TH AVENUE ROCKS...once the band started playing it took about 30 seconds for the dance floor to fill and that is how it stayed all night long. Excellent selections, never needed to provide any direction. Even were accomadating to allow my son's band to play for his sister's first dance. Truly outstanding....Paul T
CTO 5TH AVENUE ROCKS...once the band started playing it took about 30 seconds for the dance floor to fill and that is how Read more...
CTO 5TH AVENUE ROCKS...once the band started playing it took about 30 seconds for the dance floor to fill and that is how it stayed all night long. Excellent selections, never needed to provide any direction. Even were accomadating to allow my son's band to play for his sister's first dance. Truly outstanding....Paul T Read less
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Hilary
Wedding:
6/14/2013
5.0/5.0
CTO 5th avenue was fabulous!!!!! Ramona was the best! She called me way in advance and we talked about the play list, song to walk down the aisle to, our parents songs and "our song". We wanted the band to play straight from the cocktail hour until the wedding was over to keep the crowd going and CTO came through BIG TIME!! They were amazing as we had remembered them to be at a wedding ten years prior! Every song they selected was better than the next and everyone was so impressed! They are also the nicest and most flexible people to work with which was really great during wedding planning. Thanks CTO we love you!!
CTO 5th avenue was fabulous!!!!! Ramona was the best! She called me way in advance and we talked about the play list, song Read more...
CTO 5th avenue was fabulous!!!!! Ramona was the best! She called me way in advance and we talked about the play list, song to walk down the aisle to, our parents songs and "our song". We wanted the band to play straight from the cocktail hour until the wedding was over to keep the crowd going and CTO came through BIG TIME!! They were amazing as we had remembered them to be at a wedding ten years prior! Every song they selected was better than the next and everyone was so impressed! They are also the nicest and most flexible people to work with which was really great during wedding planning. Thanks CTO we love you!! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Gina
Wedding:
6/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Let me just say, CTO Tribeca was PHENOMENAL. We have gotten so many compliments from our wedding guests telling us how amazing the band was and how much they enjoyed all the song choices. They kept everyone dancing right til the end of the night and were such a pleasure to work with. The band leader, Maylyn, was sweet as can be and on top of all the details right from our very first contact. I can guarantee I will be recommending Tribeca to all the future brides I know!

Thanks, again, to CTO and Tribeca for helping to make our wedding everything we dreamed it would be and more...
Let me just say, CTO Tribeca was PHENOMENAL. We have gotten so many compliments from our wedding guests telling us how Read more...
Let me just say, CTO Tribeca was PHENOMENAL. We have gotten so many compliments from our wedding guests telling us how amazing the band was and how much they enjoyed all the song choices. They kept everyone dancing right til the end of the night and were such a pleasure to work with. The band leader, Maylyn, was sweet as can be and on top of all the details right from our very first contact. I can guarantee I will be recommending Tribeca to all the future brides I know!

Thanks, again, to CTO and Tribeca for helping to make our wedding everything we dreamed it would be and more... Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
CTO really made our wedding come together perfectly! Karma strings played soft music for the ceremony and as soon as I heard my song (not a conventional strings song) being played I started to tear up with excitement. The duo turned a piano based country song into the most beautiful strings arrangement! During cocktail hour we had them play the electric strings as a surprise for our guests and now over ten days later, people still haven't stopped talking about them or asking for their info! For the reception we wanted to switch to a DJ and CTO made it so easy by making a package perfect for us! The DJ made sure everyone was dancing the entire wedding! Literally start to finish people were up and dancing! My husband's family doesn't get along too well and the DJ made sure to make the mother son and stepmother son dance perfect with a great timing switch. My husband and I cannot thank CTO enough for making our day absolutely amazing! We will definitely be booking them for all of our events!
CTO really made our wedding come together perfectly! Karma strings played soft music for the ceremony and as soon as I Read more...
CTO really made our wedding come together perfectly! Karma strings played soft music for the ceremony and as soon as I heard my song (not a conventional strings song) being played I started to tear up with excitement. The duo turned a piano based country song into the most beautiful strings arrangement! During cocktail hour we had them play the electric strings as a surprise for our guests and now over ten days later, people still haven't stopped talking about them or asking for their info! For the reception we wanted to switch to a DJ and CTO made it so easy by making a package perfect for us! The DJ made sure everyone was dancing the entire wedding! Literally start to finish people were up and dancing! My husband's family doesn't get along too well and the DJ made sure to make the mother son and stepmother son dance perfect with a great timing switch. My husband and I cannot thank CTO enough for making our day absolutely amazing! We will definitely be booking them for all of our events! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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mary kay
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
I would like to Thank You for helping celebrate our daughter and son in laws wedding on Saturday May 18th at the Vie. Your band was wonderful and professional. As we all know a good band helps make the reception fun but a great band makes it a blast. There was not one song that was preformed that the dance floor was not filled with guests dancing. The song choices were perfect and the songs just flowed.

We received many compliments from our guests on the band.




Sincerely,

Mary Kay Beresovoy
I would like to Thank You for helping celebrate our daughter and son in laws wedding on Saturday May 18th at the Vie. Your Read more...
I would like to Thank You for helping celebrate our daughter and son in laws wedding on Saturday May 18th at the Vie. Your band was wonderful and professional. As we all know a good band helps make the reception fun but a great band makes it a blast. There was not one song that was preformed that the dance floor was not filled with guests dancing. The song choices were perfect and the songs just flowed.

We received many compliments from our guests on the band.




Sincerely,

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Larry
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
MAYLEN AND CTO TRIBECA PERFORMED FOR IRIS' WEDDING AT THE PEABODY LIBRARY IN BALTIMORE, MD. MAY 18, 2013. THEY WERE FABULOUS AND BEYOND BELIEF!!! THEY DID EVERYTHING WE ASKED OF THEM AND THEY DELIVERED!!! WE HAVE GIVEN 2 OTHER GREAT PARTIES AND THIS BY FAR WAS THE BEST - A PARTY IS ALL ABOUT THE BAND AND THE PEOPLE AND CTO TRIBECA AND MAYLEN MADE IT!!!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING PART OF IRIS' SPECIAL NIGHT!!!!

LARRY, ELLEN, IRIS AND DUKE
MAYLEN AND CTO TRIBECA PERFORMED FOR IRIS' WEDDING AT THE PEABODY LIBRARY IN BALTIMORE, MD. MAY 18, 2013. THEY WERE Read more...
MAYLEN AND CTO TRIBECA PERFORMED FOR IRIS' WEDDING AT THE PEABODY LIBRARY IN BALTIMORE, MD. MAY 18, 2013. THEY WERE FABULOUS AND BEYOND BELIEF!!! THEY DID EVERYTHING WE ASKED OF THEM AND THEY DELIVERED!!! WE HAVE GIVEN 2 OTHER GREAT PARTIES AND THIS BY FAR WAS THE BEST - A PARTY IS ALL ABOUT THE BAND AND THE PEOPLE AND CTO TRIBECA AND MAYLEN MADE IT!!!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING PART OF IRIS' SPECIAL NIGHT!!!!

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Iris
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
We used CTO Tribeca for our band and it was so amazing. They had everyone up and dancing the entire night. They were flexible with our music requests and even played the Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes per our request. The night just flowed so well because of their energy. I would recommend this band to anyone getting married!
We used CTO Tribeca for our band and it was so amazing. They had everyone up and dancing the entire night. They were Read more...
We used CTO Tribeca for our band and it was so amazing. They had everyone up and dancing the entire night. They were flexible with our music requests and even played the Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes per our request. The night just flowed so well because of their energy. I would recommend this band to anyone getting married! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
CTO Tribeca is truly an exceptional band. We had a Sunday evening wedding with the reception running until 11pm. The band was so good that no-one wanted to leave at the end, even though the next day was a work day. Their sound was awesome, and they really connected with the guests. Maylyn was an excellent leader, and responded to the requests and needs of the moment. And the members of the band weren't just talented, they were friendly and really seemed to enjoy what they were doing. I give them all my highest recommendation!
CTO Tribeca is truly an exceptional band. We had a Sunday evening wedding with the reception running until 11pm. The band Read more...
CTO Tribeca is truly an exceptional band. We had a Sunday evening wedding with the reception running until 11pm. The band was so good that no-one wanted to leave at the end, even though the next day was a work day. Their sound was awesome, and they really connected with the guests. Maylyn was an excellent leader, and responded to the requests and needs of the moment. And the members of the band weren't just talented, they were friendly and really seemed to enjoy what they were doing. I give them all my highest recommendation! Read less
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Brad
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
This band were absolutely excellent at our wedding at the Port Royal Club in Naples. They were perfect for us and we loved their energy, their diverse range of musical talents and genres. They covered all tastes we requested from big band misic, 80s and 90s, slow dances, recent chart songs and even included a personal request and toast which made the evening so special. Not only did they show great flexibility to our requests, they kept people on the dancefloor and knew exactly how to mix it up. The band were constantly engaged in the lead up to the wedding too as we narrowed down our music choices leading up to the event and were a pleasure to liaise with. Our wedding celebration went so, so well and the band had a great deal to do with that.
This band were absolutely excellent at our wedding at the Port Royal Club in Naples. They were perfect for us and we loved Read more...
This band were absolutely excellent at our wedding at the Port Royal Club in Naples. They were perfect for us and we loved their energy, their diverse range of musical talents and genres. They covered all tastes we requested from big band misic, 80s and 90s, slow dances, recent chart songs and even included a personal request and toast which made the evening so special. Not only did they show great flexibility to our requests, they kept people on the dancefloor and knew exactly how to mix it up. The band were constantly engaged in the lead up to the wedding too as we narrowed down our music choices leading up to the event and were a pleasure to liaise with. Our wedding celebration went so, so well and the band had a great deal to do with that. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Diana
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
High Voltage was the best wedding band. we couldnt have hoped for anything better! best ever! Everyone was on the dance floor. They played to the crowd but also made sure to get our favorites in. It was great!!
High Voltage was the best wedding band. we couldnt have hoped for anything better! best ever! Everyone was on the dance Read more...
High Voltage was the best wedding band. we couldnt have hoped for anything better! best ever! Everyone was on the dance floor. They played to the crowd but also made sure to get our favorites in. It was great!! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Private User
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
We used CTO for our ceremony pianist and the reception DJ. Both were great.

Throughout the planning process CTO was very good at answering questions and helping us tailor our music to be exactly what we were looking for.

On wedding day, our pianist Luke, did a wonderful job for the ceremony and set the tone for the occasion.

During the reception, DJ Bizz did an amazing job keeping the dance floor packed. Everyone loved the music and we had wedding guests with many different musical tastes enjoying the music and staying on the dance floor. Everyone had a great time listening to the music and DJ Bizz very successfully kept us on schedule throughout the night without being intrusive.

I would highly recommend CTO, and particularly DJ Bizz to provide music for your event.
We used CTO for our ceremony pianist and the reception DJ. Both were great.

Throughout the planning process CTO Read more...
We used CTO for our ceremony pianist and the reception DJ. Both were great.

Throughout the planning process CTO was very good at answering questions and helping us tailor our music to be exactly what we were looking for.

On wedding day, our pianist Luke, did a wonderful job for the ceremony and set the tone for the occasion.

During the reception, DJ Bizz did an amazing job keeping the dance floor packed. Everyone loved the music and we had wedding guests with many different musical tastes enjoying the music and staying on the dance floor. Everyone had a great time listening to the music and DJ Bizz very successfully kept us on schedule throughout the night without being intrusive.

I would highly recommend CTO, and particularly DJ Bizz to provide music for your event. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
i was a guest at a wedding where cto performed they where absolutely amazing!! everyone was up dancing the whole night!
i was a guest at a wedding where cto performed they where absolutely amazing!! everyone was up dancing the whole night!
i was a guest at a wedding where cto performed they where absolutely amazing!! everyone was up dancing the whole night! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Kate
Wedding:
2/2/2013
5.0/5.0
We used CTO Park Central for our wedding and they were amazing!!! All of our guests commented how great the band was and how much fun they had! I would definitely recommend them :).
We used CTO Park Central for our wedding and they were amazing!!! All of our guests commented how great the band was and Read more...
We used CTO Park Central for our wedding and they were amazing!!! All of our guests commented how great the band was and how much fun they had! I would definitely recommend them :). Read less
Services Used: Band
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Christina
Wedding:
12/8/2012
5.0/5.0
CTO High Voltage did an amazing job at our wedding on 12/08/12 at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami. The party never stopped and guests were dancing all night. The band was professional, talented, kind and knew how to get the guests on their feet. My husband and I danced all night. I was on the dance floor every second!! It was a night to remember, thanks to the band. I would highly recommend CTO High Voltage for every event and wedding!!!!
CTO High Voltage did an amazing job at our wedding on 12/08/12 at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami. The party never Read more...
CTO High Voltage did an amazing job at our wedding on 12/08/12 at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami. The party never stopped and guests were dancing all night. The band was professional, talented, kind and knew how to get the guests on their feet. My husband and I danced all night. I was on the dance floor every second!! It was a night to remember, thanks to the band. I would highly recommend CTO High Voltage for every event and wedding!!!! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We just had CTO Manhattan for our wedding and they were amazing!!!! The dance floor was full the entire night!!!! They made our wedding a dream come true as they did for my sister 11 years ago!!!!
We just had CTO Manhattan for our wedding and they were amazing!!!! The dance floor was full the entire night!!!! They Read more...
We just had CTO Manhattan for our wedding and they were amazing!!!! The dance floor was full the entire night!!!! They made our wedding a dream come true as they did for my sister 11 years ago!!!! Read less
Services Used: Band
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barbara
Wedding:
12/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Best Band Ever! Sound was super, everyone was dancing all night long!
Best Band Ever! Sound was super, everyone was dancing all night long!
Best Band Ever! Sound was super, everyone was dancing all night long! Read less
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Dave
Wedding:
11/17/2012
5.0/5.0
We can't say enough about how pleased we were with Jack at CTO and the Derek Trenholm Band. The dinner music was perfect, entertaining but soft enough to carry on a conversation. Derek an was an excellent MC, smoothly coordinating the flow of the night and adapting as needed, like when I had to do two part toast and needed him to adjust.

And the dance music was unbelievable. We have had many people say it was the best wedding and the best dancing they have ever seen at a wedding. As Derek would tell you, I think the dance floor was full for most of the post dinner period, and we probably could have gone to 2:00 AM with full group.

We also had a couple of the HS/Collage age guys say it was the most fun they have ever had anywhere!

Jack at CTO was great to work with and very responsive.
We can't say enough about how pleased we were with Jack at CTO and the Derek Trenholm Band. The dinner music was perfect, Read more...
We can't say enough about how pleased we were with Jack at CTO and the Derek Trenholm Band. The dinner music was perfect, entertaining but soft enough to carry on a conversation. Derek an was an excellent MC, smoothly coordinating the flow of the night and adapting as needed, like when I had to do two part toast and needed him to adjust.

And the dance music was unbelievable. We have had many people say it was the best wedding and the best dancing they have ever seen at a wedding. As Derek would tell you, I think the dance floor was full for most of the post dinner period, and we probably could have gone to 2:00 AM with full group.

We also had a couple of the HS/Collage age guys say it was the most fun they have ever had anywhere!

Jack at CTO was great to work with and very responsive. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
CTO Tribeca exceeded all of our expectations. We saw them at another event and knew that we had to have them at our wedding. It wasn't by chance that they were phenomenal then because they were incredible at our wedding!! Maylyn was just so easy to work with and really knows what she's doing. They had a really good mix of songs and I could listen to all the three singers forever. I love Tribeca!
CTO Tribeca exceeded all of our expectations. We saw them at another event and knew that we had to have them at our Read more...
CTO Tribeca exceeded all of our expectations. We saw them at another event and knew that we had to have them at our wedding. It wasn't by chance that they were phenomenal then because they were incredible at our wedding!! Maylyn was just so easy to work with and really knows what she's doing. They had a really good mix of songs and I could listen to all the three singers forever. I love Tribeca! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Cto park central was without a doubt an amazing band for our wedding. My husband is a musician and we are both music nuts! We saw them perform at a show case and immediately knew they where the band for us. They where extremely accommodating and wonderful to work. We had almost 200 guest at our wedding and people still rave about the band. Do not hesitate to book them for your wedding they will not let you down.

Morgan Slifer
Cto park central was without a doubt an amazing band for our wedding. My husband is a musician and we are both music nuts! Read more...
Cto park central was without a doubt an amazing band for our wedding. My husband is a musician and we are both music nuts! We saw them perform at a show case and immediately knew they where the band for us. They where extremely accommodating and wonderful to work. We had almost 200 guest at our wedding and people still rave about the band. Do not hesitate to book them for your wedding they will not let you down.

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ellen
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
CTO 5th Ave is seriously the best band EVER!! I have tons of musician friends (including Matt’s dad) and even our non-musically savvy friends & family were beyond thrilled!! Between the vocalists, brass, bass, keyboards, guitar and drums….my heart is still pumping with emotion. I’m seriously considering following them on “wedding tour!”

Again… we are receiving, texts, emails and Facebook posts 2 weeks later that say….”BEST WEDDING EVER …all because of 5th Avenue!!”

Ellen & Matt Hager
CTO 5th Ave is seriously the best band EVER!! I have tons of musician friends (including Matt’s dad) and even our Read more...
CTO 5th Ave is seriously the best band EVER!! I have tons of musician friends (including Matt’s dad) and even our non-musically savvy friends & family were beyond thrilled!! Between the vocalists, brass, bass, keyboards, guitar and drums….my heart is still pumping with emotion. I’m seriously considering following them on “wedding tour!”

Again… we are receiving, texts, emails and Facebook posts 2 weeks later that say….”BEST WEDDING EVER …all because of 5th Avenue!!”

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Services Used: Band
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Rich
Wedding:
10/22/2012
5.0/5.0
I surprised my wife, Char with a Surprise 30th birthday party at Yangming restaurant and chose CTO Downtown to provide the entertainment. The band had a very professional but family feel with super talented musicians. Bryan Parr highlighted the band with skilled leadership, top flight guitar work, wonderful vocals and astute read of the audience. He may be the premier male vocalist for such events in the Philadelphia area. Krista complemented Bryan with her great vocals, enviable range and effervescent personality. The band was perfect match for such an event and Angie could not have made the logistics any easier. People from as far away as Hong Kong, NYC and Pittsburgh all noted how amazing Downtown was. This is our second event with CTO, and I would never think about using another company to book such important family events celebrations or company parties for that matter.

Thanks Downtown and CTO for helping us make amazing memories!!
I surprised my wife, Char with a Surprise 30th birthday party at Yangming restaurant and chose CTO Downtown to provide the Read more...
I surprised my wife, Char with a Surprise 30th birthday party at Yangming restaurant and chose CTO Downtown to provide the entertainment. The band had a very professional but family feel with super talented musicians. Bryan Parr highlighted the band with skilled leadership, top flight guitar work, wonderful vocals and astute read of the audience. He may be the premier male vocalist for such events in the Philadelphia area. Krista complemented Bryan with her great vocals, enviable range and effervescent personality. The band was perfect match for such an event and Angie could not have made the logistics any easier. People from as far away as Hong Kong, NYC and Pittsburgh all noted how amazing Downtown was. This is our second event with CTO, and I would never think about using another company to book such important family events celebrations or company parties for that matter.

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Dawn
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
CTO Karma Strings played during my daughters ceremony and cocktail hour.....BEAUTIFUL!!! This Duo went from playing classical music to rock-n-roll. CTO Grand Central Rocked the House all Night!!!! Our wedding guests were blown away and have not stopped talking about "That Band" From the 4 year old to the 90 year old, everyone was on the dance floor. What an AMAZING night it was. Thank you to Carmen and KUDOS to Grand Central and Karma Strings.
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Dawn (MOB)
October 20, 2012
CTO Karma Strings played during my daughters ceremony and cocktail hour.....BEAUTIFUL!!! This Duo went from playing Read more...
CTO Karma Strings played during my daughters ceremony and cocktail hour.....BEAUTIFUL!!! This Duo went from playing classical music to rock-n-roll. CTO Grand Central Rocked the House all Night!!!! Our wedding guests were blown away and have not stopped talking about "That Band" From the 4 year old to the 90 year old, everyone was on the dance floor. What an AMAZING night it was. Thank you to Carmen and KUDOS to Grand Central and Karma Strings.
Best Wedding Ever-Hands Down
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I had a 50th BDay Party with CTO 5th Ave and they were fabulous. So engaging with the guests and had the dance floor packed all eve. The choice of songs and Medleys were awesome! What a smooth process it was hiring your service. Everyone was so professional and courteous since day 1. It was a pleasure. Thanks to all of you for your hard work! I look forward yo using your services again in the future.
I had a 50th BDay Party with CTO 5th Ave and they were fabulous. So engaging with the guests and had the dance floor Read more...
I had a 50th BDay Party with CTO 5th Ave and they were fabulous. So engaging with the guests and had the dance floor packed all eve. The choice of songs and Medleys were awesome! What a smooth process it was hiring your service. Everyone was so professional and courteous since day 1. It was a pleasure. Thanks to all of you for your hard work! I look forward yo using your services again in the future. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
OUTSTANDING. Could not have asked for more. The band met and exceeded our every expecation.
OUTSTANDING. Could not have asked for more. The band met and exceeded our every expecation.
OUTSTANDING. Could not have asked for more. The band met and exceeded our every expecation. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/11/2012
5.0/5.0
We loved Gloria's band for our valentines weekend wedding. (Wedding wire has out date in October, but that's incorrect). Our February 16th wedding was perfect, magical and the music was rockin! Everyone is still talking about it. Gloria's band listened to our every request and stayed with us on the phone until all of our questions were answered. I love them and highly recommend them for their music, class, professionalism and energy!
We loved Gloria's band for our valentines weekend wedding. (Wedding wire has out date in October, but that's incorrect). Read more...
We loved Gloria's band for our valentines weekend wedding. (Wedding wire has out date in October, but that's incorrect). Our February 16th wedding was perfect, magical and the music was rockin! Everyone is still talking about it. Gloria's band listened to our every request and stayed with us on the phone until all of our questions were answered. I love them and highly recommend them for their music, class, professionalism and energy! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We hired CTO Park Central for our wedding band. The band brought so much energy to our reception. All of our guests had a great time! Park Central didn't take any breaks, they played the entire evening! Our wedding/reception was held at the Racquet Club of Philadelphia and is comprised of three rooms. Park Central had no problem setting up in each room for us. They played soft, tasteful music for the cocktail hour room and dining room, then later played high energy, dance your butt off music for our reception. They worked very hard keeping everyone entertained and dancing all night! Not to mention that their vocals were unbelievable! My husband and I got way more than we could ever ask for from this band and I would highly recommend this band to all of my friends and brides to be out there!

Joy & Eric
We hired CTO Park Central for our wedding band. The band brought so much energy to our reception. All of our guests had a Read more...
We hired CTO Park Central for our wedding band. The band brought so much energy to our reception. All of our guests had a great time! Park Central didn't take any breaks, they played the entire evening! Our wedding/reception was held at the Racquet Club of Philadelphia and is comprised of three rooms. Park Central had no problem setting up in each room for us. They played soft, tasteful music for the cocktail hour room and dining room, then later played high energy, dance your butt off music for our reception. They worked very hard keeping everyone entertained and dancing all night! Not to mention that their vocals were unbelievable! My husband and I got way more than we could ever ask for from this band and I would highly recommend this band to all of my friends and brides to be out there!

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Jill
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
CTO-Park Central rocked the night away!!!! DO NOT LOOK ANYWHERE ELSE AND BOOK THEM IMMEDIATELY!! If you want your wedding to be the most unforgettable party/event of the year CTO-Park Central is who need to have playing before you, your friends and family. They made the night as amazing as it was-played any and all of my requests, and even learned a few new songs to make it extra special for me and my guests. They are so incredibly talented with voices, and musical abilities not to be believed! The second my husband and I heard them play at their showcase-goosebumps ran up and down us and we knew we HAD to have them at our wedding! We danced the entire night, and refused to sit down!! Philly-book now!! LOVE CTO-Park Central!!!
CTO-Park Central rocked the night away!!!! DO NOT LOOK ANYWHERE ELSE AND BOOK THEM IMMEDIATELY!! If you want your wedding Read more...
CTO-Park Central rocked the night away!!!! DO NOT LOOK ANYWHERE ELSE AND BOOK THEM IMMEDIATELY!! If you want your wedding to be the most unforgettable party/event of the year CTO-Park Central is who need to have playing before you, your friends and family. They made the night as amazing as it was-played any and all of my requests, and even learned a few new songs to make it extra special for me and my guests. They are so incredibly talented with voices, and musical abilities not to be believed! The second my husband and I heard them play at their showcase-goosebumps ran up and down us and we knew we HAD to have them at our wedding! We danced the entire night, and refused to sit down!! Philly-book now!! LOVE CTO-Park Central!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/16/2012
5.0/5.0
CTO Tribeca is by far THE BEST BAND around. They had every single one of my guests on the floor the entire night and people could not stop complimenting them. We had a lot of guests from California and they were completely blown away. Maylyn is such a doll and really great to work with. We would recommend this band a million times over to anyone looking to have an amazing time!!!! Thank you CTO Tribeca for making our night a success!!
CTO Tribeca is by far THE BEST BAND around. They had every single one of my guests on the floor the entire night and Read more...
CTO Tribeca is by far THE BEST BAND around. They had every single one of my guests on the floor the entire night and people could not stop complimenting them. We had a lot of guests from California and they were completely blown away. Maylyn is such a doll and really great to work with. We would recommend this band a million times over to anyone looking to have an amazing time!!!! Thank you CTO Tribeca for making our night a success!! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Park Central is the most amazing band, they had people up and dancing (pretty much the whole wedding) right after our first dance which was within the first 10 minutes of our reception. They were extremely helpful and flexiable. If you are looking for a band that people will be talking about days and weeks after your wedding then Park Central is the band for you.
Park Central is the most amazing band, they had people up and dancing (pretty much the whole wedding) right after our Read more...
Park Central is the most amazing band, they had people up and dancing (pretty much the whole wedding) right after our first dance which was within the first 10 minutes of our reception. They were extremely helpful and flexiable. If you are looking for a band that people will be talking about days and weeks after your wedding then Park Central is the band for you. Read less
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Julia
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
All my friends kept telling me - A great band makes for a great reception and man were they right on the money.

So the million dollar question is how to choose a great band. Well CTO as organization had a wedding expo showcasing 5 fabulous bands. All of them would have been fantastic but when we heard CTO Park Central perform - the game was on.

Gloria (band leader) and whole CTO PARK CENTRAL TEAM were PHENOMENAL!!! They offered diversity with a variety of singers, instruments and the music selection including todays current hits to the oldies but goodies. There energy was contagious,their sound was fabulous and they engaged the entire reception from my grandparents to the little kids. I didn't think it was possible to have a 184 person love train but we made it happen!!!

Many thanks to CTO and CTO Park Central you made for undeniably unforgettable evening, people are still calling me saying how much they loved you and how much their legs hurt from dancing for 3 hours!

From first dance to last you made the night truly UNFOGETTABLE!

Julia and Marc
All my friends kept telling me - A great band makes for a great reception and man were they right on the money.

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All my friends kept telling me - A great band makes for a great reception and man were they right on the money.

So the million dollar question is how to choose a great band. Well CTO as organization had a wedding expo showcasing 5 fabulous bands. All of them would have been fantastic but when we heard CTO Park Central perform - the game was on.

Gloria (band leader) and whole CTO PARK CENTRAL TEAM were PHENOMENAL!!! They offered diversity with a variety of singers, instruments and the music selection including todays current hits to the oldies but goodies. There energy was contagious,their sound was fabulous and they engaged the entire reception from my grandparents to the little kids. I didn't think it was possible to have a 184 person love train but we made it happen!!!

Many thanks to CTO and CTO Park Central you made for undeniably unforgettable evening, people are still calling me saying how much they loved you and how much their legs hurt from dancing for 3 hours!

From first dance to last you made the night truly UNFOGETTABLE!

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Tracy
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
My experience with CTO was fantastic. The string group was professional and many guests commented on their uniqueness. DJ Mitch was amazing! He took my suggestions about what to play and, in my opinion, included other songs he'd think I'd like. There was an incident where an older guest became irate with him, requesting other music. I was told Mitch handled the confrontation very professionally and accomodated the guest in a way that was fitting with the theme of the wedding. I wasn't informed of the issue until the next day, and although it was upsetting to me that a guest acted this way, I was impressed that it was handled without me knowing about it at the time. Thank you CTO :)
My experience with CTO was fantastic. The string group was professional and many guests commented on their uniqueness. DJ Read more...
My experience with CTO was fantastic. The string group was professional and many guests commented on their uniqueness. DJ Mitch was amazing! He took my suggestions about what to play and, in my opinion, included other songs he'd think I'd like. There was an incident where an older guest became irate with him, requesting other music. I was told Mitch handled the confrontation very professionally and accomodated the guest in a way that was fitting with the theme of the wedding. I wasn't informed of the issue until the next day, and although it was upsetting to me that a guest acted this way, I was impressed that it was handled without me knowing about it at the time. Thank you CTO :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
After listening to several bands in the area as well as going to listen to several bands from CTO my husband and I chose Park Avenue. The lead singer Veronica's voice is beautiful! The band was very easy to work with and honored all of our song requests. BUT the real thrill was the reception! Their performance was outstanding! You will not be let down.
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After listening to several bands in the area as well as going to listen to several bands from CTO my husband and I chose Park Avenue. The lead singer Veronica's voice is beautiful! The band was very easy to work with and honored all of our song requests. BUT the real thrill was the reception! Their performance was outstanding! You will not be let down. Read less
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Catherine
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
We had CTO Pacific Soul for our wedding and they were awesome!! Everyone loved them. The entire dance floor was full. Their music list was perfect for all the guests; the younger or older crowd. They were very professional and so talented! They perfected our special requests. So glad we chose them over your typical wedding DJ.
We had CTO Pacific Soul for our wedding and they were awesome!! Everyone loved them. The entire dance floor was full. Read more...
We had CTO Pacific Soul for our wedding and they were awesome!! Everyone loved them. The entire dance floor was full. Their music list was perfect for all the guests; the younger or older crowd. They were very professional and so talented! They perfected our special requests. So glad we chose them over your typical wedding DJ. Read less
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Claire
Wedding:
7/27/2012
5.0/5.0
CTO Tribeca are amazing, we cannot say it enough! They performed at our wedding for 4 hours to guests of different ages, and countries, and created an incredibly fun and energetic party mood for us. From our first dance to the end of the night, the dance floor was never empty, and even our 80+ year old grandparents were having a go! They truly crated a relaxing and fun atmosphere and are not a typical cheesy wedding band which I cannot stress enough.

We started out looking for a band in the New York area who were young, energetic, and with a good current pop music repertoire, but we couldn't find anything that wasn't boring and cheesy. Then after a friend recommended CTO, we me made the trip to Philadelphia to see them perform at a showcase event. CTO Tribeca were just what we we looking for, fantastic vocals and amazing instrumentals and very energetic. Soon after we signed them on, Maylyn ,the lead singer, spent time with us on the telephone to help us choose from the bands wide modern and classic music repertoire, and to organise the sequence of events. She even allowed my fiance to sing the last verse of our first dance, as to recreate our first date, which set the tone for the night; a fun relaxed celebratory party.
The bands experience with weddings was also really useful to borrow ideas from. They allowed us to select some additional songs outside the repertoire, from artists Alicia Keys &Jay- Z, Billy Joel, and Stevie Wonder, which they learnt and performed perfectly! They were so flexible that they even played an italian song for my italian relatives, all of whom really appreciated it.

Maylyn is really easy to get on with, and worked great with the maitre d' to hit the right music smoothly between speeches, during dinner etc. By the end of the night they put us on such a good high that we insisted on packing them off with some wedding cake and food on their return journey.

CTO Tribeca made our wedding a really joyful party experience! We do not hesitate in recommending them to anyone and everyone who is looking for a professional band who can work the crowd, create a party environment, and do more than just play music. If you are still not sure, we will both be happy to be contacted by phone to tell more :) Our guests are still fascinated on how amazing the band was and how lucky we were to have found them :)

Thanks CTO!!!!! We LOVE YOU!
CTO Tribeca are amazing, we cannot say it enough! They performed at our wedding for 4 hours to guests of different ages, Read more...
CTO Tribeca are amazing, we cannot say it enough! They performed at our wedding for 4 hours to guests of different ages, and countries, and created an incredibly fun and energetic party mood for us. From our first dance to the end of the night, the dance floor was never empty, and even our 80+ year old grandparents were having a go! They truly crated a relaxing and fun atmosphere and are not a typical cheesy wedding band which I cannot stress enough.

We started out looking for a band in the New York area who were young, energetic, and with a good current pop music repertoire, but we couldn't find anything that wasn't boring and cheesy. Then after a friend recommended CTO, we me made the trip to Philadelphia to see them perform at a showcase event. CTO Tribeca were just what we we looking for, fantastic vocals and amazing instrumentals and very energetic. Soon after we signed them on, Maylyn ,the lead singer, spent time with us on the telephone to help us choose from the bands wide modern and classic music repertoire, and to organise the sequence of events. She even allowed my fiance to sing the last verse of our first dance, as to recreate our first date, which set the tone for the night; a fun relaxed celebratory party.
The bands experience with weddings was also really useful to borrow ideas from. They allowed us to select some additional songs outside the repertoire, from artists Alicia Keys &Jay- Z, Billy Joel, and Stevie Wonder, which they learnt and performed perfectly! They were so flexible that they even played an italian song for my italian relatives, all of whom really appreciated it.

Maylyn is really easy to get on with, and worked great with the maitre d' to hit the right music smoothly between speeches, during dinner etc. By the end of the night they put us on such a good high that we insisted on packing them off with some wedding cake and food on their return journey.

CTO Tribeca made our wedding a really joyful party experience! We do not hesitate in recommending them to anyone and everyone who is looking for a professional band who can work the crowd, create a party environment, and do more than just play music. If you are still not sure, we will both be happy to be contacted by phone to tell more :) Our guests are still fascinated on how amazing the band was and how lucky we were to have found them :)

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Michael
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
We cannot talk enough about how happy we were with CTO. They were excellent and willing to work with us during the ceremony, we heard that they did a great job during the cocktail hour (of which we unfortunately did not see much), and then during the reception, the band was super fun. We could tell they tried their best to work all of our requests in (I know we had a lot!), and they really did a good job getting everybody up and dancing. So many of our guests said that they had such a blast...I think a couple of them even thanked each band member individually at the end of the night because they had so much fun. We are completely and totally satisfied and would recommend CTO 5th Avenue to anybody.
We cannot talk enough about how happy we were with CTO. They were excellent and willing to work with us during the Read more...
We cannot talk enough about how happy we were with CTO. They were excellent and willing to work with us during the ceremony, we heard that they did a great job during the cocktail hour (of which we unfortunately did not see much), and then during the reception, the band was super fun. We could tell they tried their best to work all of our requests in (I know we had a lot!), and they really did a good job getting everybody up and dancing. So many of our guests said that they had such a blast...I think a couple of them even thanked each band member individually at the end of the night because they had so much fun. We are completely and totally satisfied and would recommend CTO 5th Avenue to anybody. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We hired CTO 5th avenue for our wedding on 7/7/12. The bandleader, Kirk, was not only most pleasant vendor with whom to work, but also one of the most pleasant people we have ever met. The word “no” did not exist in his vocabulary and he went to great lengths, including learning multiple songs that were special for us to his band's already very extensive repertoire, to make us happy. Not only did the band learn all of the songs that we requested, they added their unique and brilliant chemistry and flavor to them, holding true to the songs’ original beauties while also reminding us why we got a band and not a DJ. He meticulously outlined the day’s itinerary (from the preparation, hours before the ceremony, to cleanup at the end), sending drafts to us promptly and far in advance of our event, and working closely with the caterer and other venders to make the event run smoothly and seamlessly. The bandleader was contactable 24/7 via email and on his personal cell and no concern or question was too small for his attention. After our final phone call a few days before the wedding, we did not have to concern ourselves with any of the details of the flow of the day, he and the band took care of it all, as he assured me from the beginning that he would. He inquired about our preferences, from volume, spotlight time (we are shy) to song choice and duration. My wife and I were able to just enjoy, in daze and awe, as the event magically unfolded—we were truly shielded from all that occurred behind the scenes and we could just enjoy the show.

To add, the band consists of a highly talented mix of musicians and multiple vocalists whose chemistry and harmony were impeccable. We are still unsure which vocalist sang each song because the harmony was conducted so smoothly and subliminally.

We strongly recommend this band to anyone looking for a band with a high duty to professionalism, deep integrity, excessive talent, undeniable honesty (both in business and in their execution of the songs), vast diversity in song options, flexibility, and excellent value for what you get. We can’t wait to see and hear them again! -Mitch and Zenobia
We hired CTO 5th avenue for our wedding on 7/7/12. The bandleader, Kirk, was not only most pleasant vendor with whom to Read more...
We hired CTO 5th avenue for our wedding on 7/7/12. The bandleader, Kirk, was not only most pleasant vendor with whom to work, but also one of the most pleasant people we have ever met. The word “no” did not exist in his vocabulary and he went to great lengths, including learning multiple songs that were special for us to his band's already very extensive repertoire, to make us happy. Not only did the band learn all of the songs that we requested, they added their unique and brilliant chemistry and flavor to them, holding true to the songs’ original beauties while also reminding us why we got a band and not a DJ. He meticulously outlined the day’s itinerary (from the preparation, hours before the ceremony, to cleanup at the end), sending drafts to us promptly and far in advance of our event, and working closely with the caterer and other venders to make the event run smoothly and seamlessly. The bandleader was contactable 24/7 via email and on his personal cell and no concern or question was too small for his attention. After our final phone call a few days before the wedding, we did not have to concern ourselves with any of the details of the flow of the day, he and the band took care of it all, as he assured me from the beginning that he would. He inquired about our preferences, from volume, spotlight time (we are shy) to song choice and duration. My wife and I were able to just enjoy, in daze and awe, as the event magically unfolded—we were truly shielded from all that occurred behind the scenes and we could just enjoy the show.

To add, the band consists of a highly talented mix of musicians and multiple vocalists whose chemistry and harmony were impeccable. We are still unsure which vocalist sang each song because the harmony was conducted so smoothly and subliminally.

We strongly recommend this band to anyone looking for a band with a high duty to professionalism, deep integrity, excessive talent, undeniable honesty (both in business and in their execution of the songs), vast diversity in song options, flexibility, and excellent value for what you get. We can’t wait to see and hear them again! -Mitch and Zenobia Read less
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lauren
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Eddie Bruce was amazing - the band is to talented and the music was fantastic! The guests danced all night and and all of our feedback from them was nothing less than stellar. Additionally, Eddie is wonderful to work with. He listened to all of our requests and made awesome suggestions that helped make the wedding even more special. He is THE BEST
Eddie Bruce was amazing - the band is to talented and the music was fantastic! The guests danced all night and and all of Read more...
Eddie Bruce was amazing - the band is to talented and the music was fantastic! The guests danced all night and and all of our feedback from them was nothing less than stellar. Additionally, Eddie is wonderful to work with. He listened to all of our requests and made awesome suggestions that helped make the wedding even more special. He is THE BEST Read less
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Bridget
Wedding:
6/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Maylyn was receptive to requests and always available to speak with. Budget the money for this band! The band needs to be the priority. Everybody said this was the best wedding they ever attended. Bride and groom agree!
Maylyn was receptive to requests and always available to speak with. Budget the money for this band! The band needs to be Read more...
Maylyn was receptive to requests and always available to speak with. Budget the money for this band! The band needs to be the priority. Everybody said this was the best wedding they ever attended. Bride and groom agree! Read less
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Bridget
Wedding:
6/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Maylyn from Tribeca was receptive to requests and always available to speak with. Budget the money for this band! The band needs to be the priority. Everybody said this was the best wedding they ever attended. Bride and groom agree!
Maylyn from Tribeca was receptive to requests and always available to speak with. Budget the money for this band! The band Read more...
Maylyn from Tribeca was receptive to requests and always available to speak with. Budget the money for this band! The band needs to be the priority. Everybody said this was the best wedding they ever attended. Bride and groom agree! Read less
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Debbie
Wedding:
6/21/2012
5.0/5.0
CTO provided us with a guitarist for our Appleford fundraising event. He was excellent - played wonderful music, made announcements for us and was the finishing touch to our party that made it exceptional. Last year, CTO provided us with a violinist who played electric violin - he was equally excellent.

The service, professionalism and quality that CTO has provide to us at Appleford over the years is the reason that we continue to use them for our entertainment neeeds. I recommend them highly!!
Debbie Laverell, Events Chair at Appleford, Villanova, PA
CTO provided us with a guitarist for our Appleford fundraising event. He was excellent - played wonderful music, made Read more...
CTO provided us with a guitarist for our Appleford fundraising event. He was excellent - played wonderful music, made announcements for us and was the finishing touch to our party that made it exceptional. Last year, CTO provided us with a violinist who played electric violin - he was equally excellent.

The service, professionalism and quality that CTO has provide to us at Appleford over the years is the reason that we continue to use them for our entertainment neeeds. I recommend them highly!!
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Katie
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
We used Park Avenue for our wedding on 6/16/12. They were absolutely amazing! Their song catalog was extremely extensive and they were excited to incorporate as much music for our unusual theme into the reception.
We used Park Avenue for our wedding on 6/16/12. They were absolutely amazing! Their song catalog was extremely extensive Read more...
We used Park Avenue for our wedding on 6/16/12. They were absolutely amazing! Their song catalog was extremely extensive and they were excited to incorporate as much music for our unusual theme into the reception. Read less
Services Used: Band
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cfking
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
CTO Park Central was absolutely awesome! The dance floor was packed from beginning to end with family & friends of all ages. They put on a great show and we continue to receive great feedback from our family & friends that attended our wedding.

CTO was responsive and professional from the beginning of the process until the wedding and again, put on a great & very personal performance. I would recommend them highly to anyone seeking a band for a wedding or any festive occasion.
CTO Park Central was absolutely awesome! The dance floor was packed from beginning to end with family & friends of all Read more...
CTO Park Central was absolutely awesome! The dance floor was packed from beginning to end with family & friends of all ages. They put on a great show and we continue to receive great feedback from our family & friends that attended our wedding.

CTO was responsive and professional from the beginning of the process until the wedding and again, put on a great & very personal performance. I would recommend them highly to anyone seeking a band for a wedding or any festive occasion. Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
CTO Tribeca is an amazing band! They were willing to work with us to give us everything we wanted, and provided an amazing performance that our guests absolutely raved about! We couldn't have asked for anything better. I would recommend CTO Tribeca to anyone who wants a rocking wedding!
CTO Tribeca is an amazing band! They were willing to work with us to give us everything we wanted, and provided an amazing Read more...
CTO Tribeca is an amazing band! They were willing to work with us to give us everything we wanted, and provided an amazing performance that our guests absolutely raved about! We couldn't have asked for anything better. I would recommend CTO Tribeca to anyone who wants a rocking wedding! Read less
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Kristi
Wedding:
5/18/2012
5.0/5.0
TriBeCa was wonderful and helped to make make our wedding the good time we were hoping it would be! Maylyn was wonderful to work with...thank you!
TriBeCa was wonderful and helped to make make our wedding the good time we were hoping it would be! Maylyn was wonderful Read more...
TriBeCa was wonderful and helped to make make our wedding the good time we were hoping it would be! Maylyn was wonderful to work with...thank you! Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Eddie Bruce was fantastic. Not only did he provide amazing music that had everybody dancing all night, but he also has a heart of gold. I lost my dad to Alzheimer's in January of 2012 and was afraid to do the father-daughter dance. I had mentioned to Eddie that "Bye-Bye Blackbird" was my dad's favorite song to sing. He suggested I dance to that song with the other important men in my life: My grandfather, uncle and brother. I can't begin to tell you how glad I am I did. I heard my dad's voice during the entire song.
Eddie Bruce was fantastic. Not only did he provide amazing music that had everybody dancing all night, but he also has a Read more...
Eddie Bruce was fantastic. Not only did he provide amazing music that had everybody dancing all night, but he also has a heart of gold. I lost my dad to Alzheimer's in January of 2012 and was afraid to do the father-daughter dance. I had mentioned to Eddie that "Bye-Bye Blackbird" was my dad's favorite song to sing. He suggested I dance to that song with the other important men in my life: My grandfather, uncle and brother. I can't begin to tell you how glad I am I did. I heard my dad's voice during the entire song. Read less
Services Used: Band
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hgelb
Wedding:
4/29/2012
5.0/5.0
CTO High Voltage is one of the best bands I have ever heard at a wedding. The dance floor was packed the entire night. I highly recommend this band. You will not be disappointed.
CTO High Voltage is one of the best bands I have ever heard at a wedding. The dance floor was packed the entire night. I Read more...
CTO High Voltage is one of the best bands I have ever heard at a wedding. The dance floor was packed the entire night. I highly recommend this band. You will not be disappointed. Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Best dance party ever!!! The whole wedding was on the dance floor and I never stopped dancing!!! We love CTO Tribecca and they made our wedding so fabulous!!! Best band around!!! Thank you for everything :)))
Best dance party ever!!! The whole wedding was on the dance floor and I never stopped dancing!!! We love CTO Tribecca and Read more...
Best dance party ever!!! The whole wedding was on the dance floor and I never stopped dancing!!! We love CTO Tribecca and they made our wedding so fabulous!!! Best band around!!! Thank you for everything :))) Read less
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Katie Rose
Wedding:
4/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Maylyn Murphy (band leader) was incredibly easy to work with. We had some unique songs we requested for the first dance, amongst others, and they were completely flexible and willing to go the extra mile to make our day perfect. Their sound was amazing. All of the lead vocals KILLED IT. We received several comments on how great the music sounded and how the dance floor appeared to be packed all night. This was the exact reason we hired CTO Tribeca, as we knew they would keep the energy level high. We loved them!!!
Maylyn Murphy (band leader) was incredibly easy to work with. We had some unique songs we requested for the first dance, Read more...
Maylyn Murphy (band leader) was incredibly easy to work with. We had some unique songs we requested for the first dance, amongst others, and they were completely flexible and willing to go the extra mile to make our day perfect. Their sound was amazing. All of the lead vocals KILLED IT. We received several comments on how great the music sounded and how the dance floor appeared to be packed all night. This was the exact reason we hired CTO Tribeca, as we knew they would keep the energy level high. We loved them!!! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
I had the opportunity to listen to CTO Tribeca at a couple of events and 2 showcases prior to my wedding and thought they were fantastic. They exceeded all expectations on my wedding day, however. The band leader, Maylyn is absolutely wonderful to work with and is very responsive in the months prior to the wedding date. They learned a number of new songs just for our wedding, from "When Love Takes Over" remixed by David Guetta for our first dance song to "Scarlet Begonias" by the Grateful Dead....and they did an amazing job with all of them!!! So many people (young and older) at our wedding thought they were the best band they had every heard, and we absolutely thought saw. They were also very comparable in price to bands who were not anywhere near as good. I would never book another band in Philly without going to CTO Tribeca first and would highly recommend them to any couple looking for a band who can play modern music just as well as the traditional music.
I had the opportunity to listen to CTO Tribeca at a couple of events and 2 showcases prior to my wedding and thought they Read more...
I had the opportunity to listen to CTO Tribeca at a couple of events and 2 showcases prior to my wedding and thought they were fantastic. They exceeded all expectations on my wedding day, however. The band leader, Maylyn is absolutely wonderful to work with and is very responsive in the months prior to the wedding date. They learned a number of new songs just for our wedding, from "When Love Takes Over" remixed by David Guetta for our first dance song to "Scarlet Begonias" by the Grateful Dead....and they did an amazing job with all of them!!! So many people (young and older) at our wedding thought they were the best band they had every heard, and we absolutely thought saw. They were also very comparable in price to bands who were not anywhere near as good. I would never book another band in Philly without going to CTO Tribeca first and would highly recommend them to any couple looking for a band who can play modern music just as well as the traditional music. Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
3/10/2012
5.0/5.0
CTO High Voltage made our wedding absolutely awesome and such a blast! The amount of energy they have is unreal, and you will definitely have a packed dance floor all night long if you have them at your wedding! Everyone from Carmen to Amanda to Steve were incredible to work with. The band leader, Steve, who we spoke with the most is so nice, helpful and attentive, and he made sure from start to finish that we were happy with everything they had planned. We still have people talking and raving about the band and how incredible they were and how they have never been to a wedding with a band near as amazing as CTO High Voltage! If you have the opportunity to have this band at your wedding, book them now, and you will not be disappointed!
CTO High Voltage made our wedding absolutely awesome and such a blast! The amount of energy they have is unreal, and you Read more...
CTO High Voltage made our wedding absolutely awesome and such a blast! The amount of energy they have is unreal, and you will definitely have a packed dance floor all night long if you have them at your wedding! Everyone from Carmen to Amanda to Steve were incredible to work with. The band leader, Steve, who we spoke with the most is so nice, helpful and attentive, and he made sure from start to finish that we were happy with everything they had planned. We still have people talking and raving about the band and how incredible they were and how they have never been to a wedding with a band near as amazing as CTO High Voltage! If you have the opportunity to have this band at your wedding, book them now, and you will not be disappointed! Read less
Services Used: Band
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katiecat
Wedding:
2/18/2012
5.0/5.0
I have been in the events business for over 10 years. I have been present and planned hundreds of events and Rhe DeVille by far was the best entertainment I have ever witnessed. CTO listened to what the vision of my wedding day was and delivered to me above and beyond any expectation I could have possibly imagined. Their quick responses, knowledge of product, professionalism, and customer service is unheard of... I truly can't believe it really happened. Thank you, thank you, thank you... for the night of our lives!!!

Katie and Tom
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I have been in the events business for over 10 years. I have been present and planned hundreds of events and Rhe DeVille by far was the best entertainment I have ever witnessed. CTO listened to what the vision of my wedding day was and delivered to me above and beyond any expectation I could have possibly imagined. Their quick responses, knowledge of product, professionalism, and customer service is unheard of... I truly can't believe it really happened. Thank you, thank you, thank you... for the night of our lives!!!

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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
CTO Tribeca was absolutely fantastic!! Maylyn was wonderful to work with. Everybody commented on how much they loved the band and the dance floor was packed. We all had so much fun that the night really by and we ended up extended the party. I haven't heard a band as good as them and as versatile - everyone from my 6 yr old nieces to my 94 year old grandmother liked them! Definitely would recommend them if you want an amazing time and band!
CTO Tribeca was absolutely fantastic!! Maylyn was wonderful to work with. Everybody commented on how much they loved the Read more...
CTO Tribeca was absolutely fantastic!! Maylyn was wonderful to work with. Everybody commented on how much they loved the band and the dance floor was packed. We all had so much fun that the night really by and we ended up extended the party. I haven't heard a band as good as them and as versatile - everyone from my 6 yr old nieces to my 94 year old grandmother liked them! Definitely would recommend them if you want an amazing time and band! Read less
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hudsonhorse
Wedding:
12/3/2011
5.0/5.0
CTO High Voltage ROCKED our wedding. Fabulous communication, playlist and SOUL! The dance floor was packed and even kept down the bar bill, because no one wanted to leave the action. What a night!! Friends from Minneapolis, California, NY, Colorado, KS, Missouri, Chicago, Connecticut, all thought we had flown these rock stars to Naples ~ if you want your party to soar , don't settle for anyone else!!
CTO High Voltage ROCKED our wedding. Fabulous communication, playlist and SOUL! The dance floor was packed and even kept Read more...
CTO High Voltage ROCKED our wedding. Fabulous communication, playlist and SOUL! The dance floor was packed and even kept down the bar bill, because no one wanted to leave the action. What a night!! Friends from Minneapolis, California, NY, Colorado, KS, Missouri, Chicago, Connecticut, all thought we had flown these rock stars to Naples ~ if you want your party to soar , don't settle for anyone else!! Read less
Services Used: Band
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SASmith12311
Wedding:
12/3/2011
5.0/5.0
CTO Park Avenue played for our wedding at Tendenza on 12/3/11. They were absolutely amazing! The dance floor was packed the entire evening. Veronica and her band were a pleasure to work with. They played all special requests and learned new songs for us as well. Veronica also made herself available for 2-3 phone calls lasting over 30 minutes in length before the wedding going over every detail of the night. I also had the pleasure of working with Carmen, the owner of this wonderful company. Carmen, you told me you would not let me down...and this was 100% the truth. Going with a CTO band was the easiest and best choice I made for my wedding. Its been almost 2 weeks since the wedding and guests are still asking about the band and raving about how wonderful they sounded. If you don't choose Park Ave or another CTO band you are missing out!
CTO Park Avenue played for our wedding at Tendenza on 12/3/11. They were absolutely amazing! The dance floor was packed Read more...
CTO Park Avenue played for our wedding at Tendenza on 12/3/11. They were absolutely amazing! The dance floor was packed the entire evening. Veronica and her band were a pleasure to work with. They played all special requests and learned new songs for us as well. Veronica also made herself available for 2-3 phone calls lasting over 30 minutes in length before the wedding going over every detail of the night. I also had the pleasure of working with Carmen, the owner of this wonderful company. Carmen, you told me you would not let me down...and this was 100% the truth. Going with a CTO band was the easiest and best choice I made for my wedding. Its been almost 2 weeks since the wedding and guests are still asking about the band and raving about how wonderful they sounded. If you don't choose Park Ave or another CTO band you are missing out! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Danielle
Wedding:
11/19/2011
5.0/5.0
CTO Grand Central provided our reception music for our wedding at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club. Where to start...so many things that I loved about them, but simply said...They were great! And very flexibile! They played piano during cocktail hour. During dinner, they played beautiful "dinner" music alternating between guitar and piano. All the guests loved it! We didn't have any complaints that they were too loud. The guests were still able to have a conversation with each other without straining their voices during dinner. Then, it came time for the dancing and the real dance party music! They really amped it up not only on stage, but in the crowd! Yes, they jump on the dance floor and dance with the crowd! (I think their signature song is "Shout". This is a must see!) Not only did they sound great, but they learned new songs that we requested for our bridal party intros, dinner, and dance party. I was afraid I was driving them nuts with my details and special requests, but they were great to work with! A great variety band for all ages..I definetly recommend them!
CTO Grand Central provided our reception music for our wedding at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club. Where to start...so many Read more...
CTO Grand Central provided our reception music for our wedding at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club. Where to start...so many things that I loved about them, but simply said...They were great! And very flexibile! They played piano during cocktail hour. During dinner, they played beautiful "dinner" music alternating between guitar and piano. All the guests loved it! We didn't have any complaints that they were too loud. The guests were still able to have a conversation with each other without straining their voices during dinner. Then, it came time for the dancing and the real dance party music! They really amped it up not only on stage, but in the crowd! Yes, they jump on the dance floor and dance with the crowd! (I think their signature song is "Shout". This is a must see!) Not only did they sound great, but they learned new songs that we requested for our bridal party intros, dinner, and dance party. I was afraid I was driving them nuts with my details and special requests, but they were great to work with! A great variety band for all ages..I definetly recommend them! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Jannine
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
November 12 was the first time I worked with CTO Park Avenue for the Museum's Annual Gala. They had an amazing repertoire, great talent, and kept the guests on the dance floor -- no easy task considering our Gala supporters vary in age and musical taste. Veronica the band leader was great at quieting the audience during the program, and CTO's CEO Carmen Tomassetti was extremely gracious and stayed for a majority of the Gala to ensure all went smoothly. We also contracted with CTO for a DJ at the Young Friend's Gala, and two contemporary violinists during our cocktail hour. Both were equally impressive. I will definitely be doing business with CTO Park Avenue again in the future! -Jannine Malave, Director of Donor Relations and Special Events, NMAJH
November 12 was the first time I worked with CTO Park Avenue for the Museum's Annual Gala. They had an amazing repertoire, Read more...
November 12 was the first time I worked with CTO Park Avenue for the Museum's Annual Gala. They had an amazing repertoire, great talent, and kept the guests on the dance floor -- no easy task considering our Gala supporters vary in age and musical taste. Veronica the band leader was great at quieting the audience during the program, and CTO's CEO Carmen Tomassetti was extremely gracious and stayed for a majority of the Gala to ensure all went smoothly. We also contracted with CTO for a DJ at the Young Friend's Gala, and two contemporary violinists during our cocktail hour. Both were equally impressive. I will definitely be doing business with CTO Park Avenue again in the future! -Jannine Malave, Director of Donor Relations and Special Events, NMAJH Read less
Services Used: Band, DJ
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Jessica
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Eddie Bruce blew us away with his professionalism, warmth, flexibility and attention to detail. His band was fantastic and we still get compliments a full year later on how amazing they were. Everyone danced the ENTIRE time and we were so impressed with their ability to play our favorite classics as well as the popular hits of the moment. Eddie worked with the other vendors and kept the flow of the party moving along perfectly. I cannot recommend him enough!
Eddie Bruce blew us away with his professionalism, warmth, flexibility and attention to detail. His band was fantastic and Read more...
Eddie Bruce blew us away with his professionalism, warmth, flexibility and attention to detail. His band was fantastic and we still get compliments a full year later on how amazing they were. Everyone danced the ENTIRE time and we were so impressed with their ability to play our favorite classics as well as the popular hits of the moment. Eddie worked with the other vendors and kept the flow of the party moving along perfectly. I cannot recommend him enough! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
TRIBECA did an amazing job and performance at our wedding! Our guests had SO much fun and can't stop talking about how fantastic you were. Tribeca made the reception a hit! Thank you for learning the two songs we requested and for patiently answering all my questions leading up to the wedding. We especially loved at the end of the night, how you made sure my husband and I were there for the last song and surrounded by all of our family and friends on the dance floor, it was such a cool moment that we will remember forever. You made our day a dream come true and we can't thank you enough! You were a pleasure to work with and we wish Tribeca much success, you guys deserve it!
TRIBECA did an amazing job and performance at our wedding! Our guests had SO much fun and can't stop talking about how Read more...
TRIBECA did an amazing job and performance at our wedding! Our guests had SO much fun and can't stop talking about how fantastic you were. Tribeca made the reception a hit! Thank you for learning the two songs we requested and for patiently answering all my questions leading up to the wedding. We especially loved at the end of the night, how you made sure my husband and I were there for the last song and surrounded by all of our family and friends on the dance floor, it was such a cool moment that we will remember forever. You made our day a dream come true and we can't thank you enough! You were a pleasure to work with and we wish Tribeca much success, you guys deserve it! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Rennie
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
The band was really awesome and had the whole party rocking it out!
The band was really awesome and had the whole party rocking it out!
The band was really awesome and had the whole party rocking it out! Read less
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Drew
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
You will not find a more incredible band ANYWHERE. Eddie Bruce is brilliant and his band is absolutely sensation. Book them early and enjoy every moment of your planning. It is the beginning of such a special time in your life.
You will not find a more incredible band ANYWHERE. Eddie Bruce is brilliant and his band is absolutely sensation. Book Read more...
You will not find a more incredible band ANYWHERE. Eddie Bruce is brilliant and his band is absolutely sensation. Book them early and enjoy every moment of your planning. It is the beginning of such a special time in your life. Read less
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Wedding Planner
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
One word …Unbelievable! I have referred CTO High Voltage to many of my clients so it was without hesitation that they were my first choice when planning my own wedding. I also hired ROCK STRINGS from CTO for the ceremony and dinner reception. They too were amazing and added such a unique feel to the evening!!!! I will say that the most special touch was the female vocalist who sang AT LAST when I walked down the aisle with my father …choir robe and all thanks to Carmen, the President of CTO!

If you are in search of an event to remember you really only have one option ….CTO! Cheers!
One word …Unbelievable! I have referred CTO High Voltage to many of my clients so it was without hesitation that they were Read more...
One word …Unbelievable! I have referred CTO High Voltage to many of my clients so it was without hesitation that they were my first choice when planning my own wedding. I also hired ROCK STRINGS from CTO for the ceremony and dinner reception. They too were amazing and added such a unique feel to the evening!!!! I will say that the most special touch was the female vocalist who sang AT LAST when I walked down the aisle with my father …choir robe and all thanks to Carmen, the President of CTO!

If you are in search of an event to remember you really only have one option ….CTO! Cheers! Read less
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acoskey
Wedding:
10/21/2011
5.0/5.0
CTO Tribeca was WAY beyond our expectations. We are at that age where we are going to so many friends weddings a year and have been somewhat unimpressed by the entertainment we have seen. The music was a big focus for us at our wedding and we (like most couples) wanted the dance floor crowded the whole night. I don't think we were prepared to have all 250 of our guests on the dance floor the whole night, and that's what happened. Everyone had so much fun and they are still talking about it. CTO Tribeca sounds amazing, and their energy is contagious. Maylyn was even on the dance floor singing along with all of us.
They made our reception and I can honestly say it wouldn't have been as fun with anyone else.
As a bride going through the planning process, I wish every vendor was as easy to work with as Maylyn, Carmen, and the CTO staff. Maylyn responded immediately to every email I sent her and was so flexible with our song requests since we were very particular about what types of music and songs to play.
I am beyond thrilled with our experience and can't wait to go to another wedding where CTO Tribeca plays!
CTO Tribeca was WAY beyond our expectations. We are at that age where we are going to so many friends weddings a year and Read more...
CTO Tribeca was WAY beyond our expectations. We are at that age where we are going to so many friends weddings a year and have been somewhat unimpressed by the entertainment we have seen. The music was a big focus for us at our wedding and we (like most couples) wanted the dance floor crowded the whole night. I don't think we were prepared to have all 250 of our guests on the dance floor the whole night, and that's what happened. Everyone had so much fun and they are still talking about it. CTO Tribeca sounds amazing, and their energy is contagious. Maylyn was even on the dance floor singing along with all of us.
They made our reception and I can honestly say it wouldn't have been as fun with anyone else.
As a bride going through the planning process, I wish every vendor was as easy to work with as Maylyn, Carmen, and the CTO staff. Maylyn responded immediately to every email I sent her and was so flexible with our song requests since we were very particular about what types of music and songs to play.
I am beyond thrilled with our experience and can't wait to go to another wedding where CTO Tribeca plays! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Valerie
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
The Eddie Bruce Band keeps everyone dancing all night long! I had been to 2 weddings before my own where Eddie Bruce was the band and danced the entire time (even my now husband was dancing which never happens!) so I knew exactly who I wanted to do our wedding. The best part is they are versatile- they can really accommodate any type of music genre and know how to play to a crowd. The dance floor was packed the entire night and my guests were talking about how amazing the band was for months after the wedding - I really could not have asked for anything more!
The Eddie Bruce Band keeps everyone dancing all night long! I had been to 2 weddings before my own where Eddie Bruce was Read more...
The Eddie Bruce Band keeps everyone dancing all night long! I had been to 2 weddings before my own where Eddie Bruce was the band and danced the entire time (even my now husband was dancing which never happens!) so I knew exactly who I wanted to do our wedding. The best part is they are versatile- they can really accommodate any type of music genre and know how to play to a crowd. The dance floor was packed the entire night and my guests were talking about how amazing the band was for months after the wedding - I really could not have asked for anything more! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Tribeca was wonderful, they made our wedding a PARTY! Maylyn was a terrific band leader, very helpful and easy to work with leading up to the event and during the reception itself. We had so many guests tell us how much they enjoyed the music and literally everyone- even our friends and family who DON'T dance- were up on the dance floor getting down. We will be recommending them highly to anyone we know getting married in the future and planning a wedding, or just wanting to have a great party. Thank you so much Tribeca!
Tribeca was wonderful, they made our wedding a PARTY! Maylyn was a terrific band leader, very helpful and easy to work Read more...
Tribeca was wonderful, they made our wedding a PARTY! Maylyn was a terrific band leader, very helpful and easy to work with leading up to the event and during the reception itself. We had so many guests tell us how much they enjoyed the music and literally everyone- even our friends and family who DON'T dance- were up on the dance floor getting down. We will be recommending them highly to anyone we know getting married in the future and planning a wedding, or just wanting to have a great party. Thank you so much Tribeca! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Carolyn
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
This is the note I sent to Carmen after my daughter's October 8th wedding in Cape May NJ:
Hi Carmen,

I just had to send my warmest thanks to you for providing the best music ever to make my daughter's wedding a truly remarkable
event. The acoustic strings were positively beautiful! The music throughout the cocktail hour was amazing and Park Central, well they were through the roof. Every single person commented about how terrific they were. I personally never left the dance floor. They played straight through with no breaks and that was fantastic for all of our guests. I will def. pass on the word as to where my friends need to go for their entertainment needs.

Thank you Carmen, and please convey our thanks to all of the talented musicians who helped to make the affair extra special.

With sincere gratitude,

Cari Young (mother of the bride)
This is the note I sent to Carmen after my daughter's October 8th wedding in Cape May NJ:
Hi Carmen,

I just Read more...
This is the note I sent to Carmen after my daughter's October 8th wedding in Cape May NJ:
Hi Carmen,

I just had to send my warmest thanks to you for providing the best music ever to make my daughter's wedding a truly remarkable
event. The acoustic strings were positively beautiful! The music throughout the cocktail hour was amazing and Park Central, well they were through the roof. Every single person commented about how terrific they were. I personally never left the dance floor. They played straight through with no breaks and that was fantastic for all of our guests. I will def. pass on the word as to where my friends need to go for their entertainment needs.

Thank you Carmen, and please convey our thanks to all of the talented musicians who helped to make the affair extra special.

With sincere gratitude,

Cari Young (mother of the bride) Read less
Services Used: Band
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Carrie
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
CTO 5th Avenue were incredible!! They rocked it! All 183 of our guests were on the dance floor before dinner was even served and they stayed dancing the whole night. Their transitions from song to song were outstanding. Their energy was contagious and they sounded amazing. They played all types of music from Motown to 80's to current music - each song was better than the last. I would HIGHLY recommend this band. Not only did they learn the songs we requested, but they were so great to work with. You need to book this band!!!!
CTO 5th Avenue were incredible!! They rocked it! All 183 of our guests were on the dance floor before dinner was even Read more...
CTO 5th Avenue were incredible!! They rocked it! All 183 of our guests were on the dance floor before dinner was even served and they stayed dancing the whole night. Their transitions from song to song were outstanding. Their energy was contagious and they sounded amazing. They played all types of music from Motown to 80's to current music - each song was better than the last. I would HIGHLY recommend this band. Not only did they learn the songs we requested, but they were so great to work with. You need to book this band!!!! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
9/25/2011
5.0/5.0
I was impressed by CTO from the first time I previewed them. I decided to hire the rock strings and central park for my wedding. This was two of the best decisions of my day. CTO was easy to work with and very responsive with all my questions. I lived in London during my wedding planning and CTO made it very easy to work with them. I would recommend them for every event.
I was impressed by CTO from the first time I previewed them. I decided to hire the rock strings and central park for my Read more...
I was impressed by CTO from the first time I previewed them. I decided to hire the rock strings and central park for my wedding. This was two of the best decisions of my day. CTO was easy to work with and very responsive with all my questions. I lived in London during my wedding planning and CTO made it very easy to work with them. I would recommend them for every event. Read less
Services Used: Band
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lauren.sammak
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Maylyn and CTO Tribeca were absolutely amazing!!! Maylyn was easy to work with prior to the wedding and did a great job of leading the night along. They were all extremely talented and had everyone on the dance floor all night long- from our friends to our grandparents! CTO Tribeca was able to play any song we requested, and read the mood of the room to ensure the music ran smoothly. We seriously could not be more thrilled with CTO Tribeca - they made our wedding into the party we hoped for!
Maylyn and CTO Tribeca were absolutely amazing!!! Maylyn was easy to work with prior to the wedding and did a great job of Read more...
Maylyn and CTO Tribeca were absolutely amazing!!! Maylyn was easy to work with prior to the wedding and did a great job of leading the night along. They were all extremely talented and had everyone on the dance floor all night long- from our friends to our grandparents! CTO Tribeca was able to play any song we requested, and read the mood of the room to ensure the music ran smoothly. We seriously could not be more thrilled with CTO Tribeca - they made our wedding into the party we hoped for! Read less
Services Used: Band
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egreenlight
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Carmen and the band absolutely hit it out of the park! We have had so many friends tell us how fabulous our band was at the wedding, and they really were. We've had guests tell us that our band is the best band they had ever had at a wedding, while others have said that they had never been to a wedding where so many guests were up-and-dancing throughout the night. We can't thank Carmen enough! We had the best time and our guests did as well! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!! You totally delivered!!!
Carmen and the band absolutely hit it out of the park! We have had so many friends tell us how fabulous our band was at Read more...
Carmen and the band absolutely hit it out of the park! We have had so many friends tell us how fabulous our band was at the wedding, and they really were. We've had guests tell us that our band is the best band they had ever had at a wedding, while others have said that they had never been to a wedding where so many guests were up-and-dancing throughout the night. We can't thank Carmen enough! We had the best time and our guests did as well! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!! You totally delivered!!! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Michael
Wedding:
7/2/2011
5.0/5.0
We used AREA 51. THEY WERE AMAZING. I had many wedding veterans approach us at the reception and the days following telling us they were one of the best wedding bands they have ever seen. These guys had both grandmothers on the dance floor. I could not have asked for a better experience.
We used AREA 51. THEY WERE AMAZING. I had many wedding veterans approach us at the reception and the days following Read more...
We used AREA 51. THEY WERE AMAZING. I had many wedding veterans approach us at the reception and the days following telling us they were one of the best wedding bands they have ever seen. These guys had both grandmothers on the dance floor. I could not have asked for a better experience. Read less
Services Used: Band
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zemo2010
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
The band High Voltage was simply awesome. Nobody could stay away from the dance floor the entire night. All members of the band were very friendly to us and our guests. After the party was over, everyone was asking us where we found the band. I would definitely recommend these guys and I hope that we can see them again sometime!
The band High Voltage was simply awesome. Nobody could stay away from the dance floor the entire night. All members of the Read more...
The band High Voltage was simply awesome. Nobody could stay away from the dance floor the entire night. All members of the band were very friendly to us and our guests. After the party was over, everyone was asking us where we found the band. I would definitely recommend these guys and I hope that we can see them again sometime! Read less
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Robin
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
I had first seen Eddie & band perform at a friend's wedding and knew instantly that when my husband and I got married we needed Eddie at our wedding. We were not disappointed. Our guests danced from start to finish!!
I had first seen Eddie & band perform at a friend's wedding and knew instantly that when my husband and I got married we Read more...
I had first seen Eddie & band perform at a friend's wedding and knew instantly that when my husband and I got married we needed Eddie at our wedding. We were not disappointed. Our guests danced from start to finish!! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Rini
Wedding:
5/1/2011
5.0/5.0
From the second we walked in, the place was hopping!! The talented ensemble of musicians at CTO kept everyone on the dancefloor the whole night - EVERYONE was impressed by our band! They did a lovely version of Just Breathe by Pearl Jam for our first song - sounded like a recording, everyone was so impressed! The band leader worked closely with us to make sure that the overall tone of our reception was in line with our expectations without distracting me one bit from enjoying a whole night on the dance floor!! My thanks to Carmen, of course, and his talented team!!
From the second we walked in, the place was hopping!! The talented ensemble of musicians at CTO kept everyone on the Read more...
From the second we walked in, the place was hopping!! The talented ensemble of musicians at CTO kept everyone on the dancefloor the whole night - EVERYONE was impressed by our band! They did a lovely version of Just Breathe by Pearl Jam for our first song - sounded like a recording, everyone was so impressed! The band leader worked closely with us to make sure that the overall tone of our reception was in line with our expectations without distracting me one bit from enjoying a whole night on the dance floor!! My thanks to Carmen, of course, and his talented team!! Read less
Services Used: Band
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rini617
Wedding:
5/1/2011
5.0/5.0
At our wedding, CTO 5th Avenue brought everyone to the dance floor and people pretty much stayed there - just what we wanted for our reception!! The artists are professionals and truly talented individuals who take pride in their work. Carmen, 5th Avenue, DJ Bizz - thank you!!!
At our wedding, CTO 5th Avenue brought everyone to the dance floor and people pretty much stayed there - just what we Read more...
At our wedding, CTO 5th Avenue brought everyone to the dance floor and people pretty much stayed there - just what we wanted for our reception!! The artists are professionals and truly talented individuals who take pride in their work. Carmen, 5th Avenue, DJ Bizz - thank you!!! Read less
Services Used: Band
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marquis112610
Wedding:
11/26/2010
5.0/5.0
CTO Tribeca was PHENOMENAL at our wedding! As an event planner myself, I have seen and heard SO many different types of wedding entertainment that I was the most indecisive bride ever. It took me months to choose Tribeca, but working with Carmen, Maylyn and the CTO staff was an absolute pleasure-- I knew I had made the right choice. We were worried about introducing such an upbeat, modern band to our relatively traditional families (who are used to DJs at weddings), but the dance floor was PACKED all night and we have received RAVE comments from everyone that attended! The three lead singers were all amazing, and sang everything from Oldies to Lady Gaga in a way that got the whole crowd excited. If you are considering a band, GO SEE TRIBECA'S SHOWCASE-- it will be the best decision you make for a truly UNFORGETTABLE reception.
CTO Tribeca was PHENOMENAL at our wedding! As an event planner myself, I have seen and heard SO many different types of Read more...
CTO Tribeca was PHENOMENAL at our wedding! As an event planner myself, I have seen and heard SO many different types of wedding entertainment that I was the most indecisive bride ever. It took me months to choose Tribeca, but working with Carmen, Maylyn and the CTO staff was an absolute pleasure-- I knew I had made the right choice. We were worried about introducing such an upbeat, modern band to our relatively traditional families (who are used to DJs at weddings), but the dance floor was PACKED all night and we have received RAVE comments from everyone that attended! The three lead singers were all amazing, and sang everything from Oldies to Lady Gaga in a way that got the whole crowd excited. If you are considering a band, GO SEE TRIBECA'S SHOWCASE-- it will be the best decision you make for a truly UNFORGETTABLE reception. Read less
Services Used: Band
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md06684
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
CTO Uptown made our day perfect. They flawlessly and professionally executed the day's events, checking in with us whenever necessary, but never intruding.

At one point I turned to my husband and said "Wow--I think Sting is performing at our wedding!" Their renditions of our favorite songs were perfect.

One of my wishes was to sing a song at the beginning of the reception. They met us for a quick sound check, and made sure all went perfectly.

Thank you, Dave and team--we would recommend you to anyone who is looking for a high quality entertainment experience!
CTO Uptown made our day perfect. They flawlessly and professionally executed the day's events, checking in with us Read more...
CTO Uptown made our day perfect. They flawlessly and professionally executed the day's events, checking in with us whenever necessary, but never intruding.

At one point I turned to my husband and said "Wow--I think Sting is performing at our wedding!" Their renditions of our favorite songs were perfect.

One of my wishes was to sing a song at the beginning of the reception. They met us for a quick sound check, and made sure all went perfectly.

Thank you, Dave and team--we would recommend you to anyone who is looking for a high quality entertainment experience! Read less
Services Used: Band
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ana
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
CTO provided a fanastic wedding celebration. I found them to be very professional and were very knowledgeable and helpful when it came to planning not only the entertainmentm, but also provided helpful hints for venue location/layout and timeline of the day. CTO went above and beyond. There slogan holds true, it wouldn't have been a party without CTO!
CTO provided a fanastic wedding celebration. I found them to be very professional and were very knowledgeable and helpful Read more...
CTO provided a fanastic wedding celebration. I found them to be very professional and were very knowledgeable and helpful when it came to planning not only the entertainmentm, but also provided helpful hints for venue location/layout and timeline of the day. CTO went above and beyond. There slogan holds true, it wouldn't have been a party without CTO! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
CTO Park Central was the band we chose for our wedding. They were INCREDIBLE! We knew that they were going to be good, but they blew away our expectations. Our guests were dancing the entire night and we didn't want the night to end. We only hope that one of our friends will use them so that my husband and I can spend a night dancing to them!! We HIGHLY recommend CTO PARK CENTRAL!
CTO Park Central was the band we chose for our wedding. They were INCREDIBLE! We knew that they were going to be good, but Read more...
CTO Park Central was the band we chose for our wedding. They were INCREDIBLE! We knew that they were going to be good, but they blew away our expectations. Our guests were dancing the entire night and we didn't want the night to end. We only hope that one of our friends will use them so that my husband and I can spend a night dancing to them!! We HIGHLY recommend CTO PARK CENTRAL! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Rosen318
Wedding:
4/18/2010
5.0/5.0
We used CTO Tribeca to play our wedding and boy were we thankful. They honestly were the best wedding band that we've ever seen and were an absolute joy to work with. Everyone kept mentioning to us how amazing our band was and that they did an amazing job of keeping everyone dancing. I think from the moment they started to the moment our wedding ended the dance floor was packed.

Maylyn, the band leader, was an absolute sweetheart and listened to all our requests, worked with us to pick the exact type of music we wanted, and gave us all the attention we needed to make this day as special as can be and worry free.

Since then at least 2 of our personal friends have contracted CTO Tribeca to do their weddings. This was great b.c we actually got to experience them as a guest and let me tell you it was no accident how great they were.

I promise if you are looking for a good full band, believe 9 piece they were, you can't go wrong using these guys.
We used CTO Tribeca to play our wedding and boy were we thankful. They honestly were the best wedding band that we've ever Read more...
We used CTO Tribeca to play our wedding and boy were we thankful. They honestly were the best wedding band that we've ever seen and were an absolute joy to work with. Everyone kept mentioning to us how amazing our band was and that they did an amazing job of keeping everyone dancing. I think from the moment they started to the moment our wedding ended the dance floor was packed.

Maylyn, the band leader, was an absolute sweetheart and listened to all our requests, worked with us to pick the exact type of music we wanted, and gave us all the attention we needed to make this day as special as can be and worry free.

Since then at least 2 of our personal friends have contracted CTO Tribeca to do their weddings. This was great b.c we actually got to experience them as a guest and let me tell you it was no accident how great they were.

I promise if you are looking for a good full band, believe 9 piece they were, you can't go wrong using these guys. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Mary
Wedding:
3/12/2010
5.0/5.0
We hired this Band for our wedding and they were AWESOME!!!! Every single guest I've spoken to commented on how great they were and two of my guests have already contacted them about playing their weddings. While our band did not play many of the songs we requested, they were a ton of fun, very high energy, and everyone was up on the dancefloor the whole time. The contract and negotiation was smooth.
We hired this Band for our wedding and they were AWESOME!!!! Every single guest I've spoken to commented on how great they Read more...
We hired this Band for our wedding and they were AWESOME!!!! Every single guest I've spoken to commented on how great they were and two of my guests have already contacted them about playing their weddings. While our band did not play many of the songs we requested, they were a ton of fun, very high energy, and everyone was up on the dancefloor the whole time. The contract and negotiation was smooth. Read less
Services Used: Band
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melaniewill
Wedding:
2/27/2010
5.0/5.0
The best! They are the best!!!!

Thank you all for being part of our special day.
The best! They are the best!!!!

Thank you all for being part of our special day.
The best! They are the best!!!!

Thank you all for being part of our special day. Read less
Services Used: Band
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jacihladio
Wedding:
9/25/2009
5.0/5.0
AMAZING! We had CTO 5th Avenue play at our wedding reception. Everyone at the wedding was truly blown away by their talent. They were the highlight of the wedding. They nailed our first dance song. They were able to tell what kind of music the crowd was into and continued playing for the crowd.
AMAZING! We had CTO 5th Avenue play at our wedding reception. Everyone at the wedding was truly blown away by their Read more...
AMAZING! We had CTO 5th Avenue play at our wedding reception. Everyone at the wedding was truly blown away by their talent. They were the highlight of the wedding. They nailed our first dance song. They were able to tell what kind of music the crowd was into and continued playing for the crowd. Read less
Services Used: Band
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bigh
Wedding:
9/12/2009
5.0/5.0
CTO Heat made our wedding special, romantic, and fun. Nate, the bandleader, was accommodating and very professional. The band played a wide range of songs and worked the crowd so well! The lead vocalists were soulful and passionate. Thanks to CTO and Heat for all the life long memories - Harry and Stephanie Vartanian
CTO Heat made our wedding special, romantic, and fun. Nate, the bandleader, was accommodating and very professional. The Read more...
CTO Heat made our wedding special, romantic, and fun. Nate, the bandleader, was accommodating and very professional. The band played a wide range of songs and worked the crowd so well! The lead vocalists were soulful and passionate. Thanks to CTO and Heat for all the life long memories - Harry and Stephanie Vartanian Read less
Services Used: Band
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Lonnise
Wedding:
5/2/2009
5.0/5.0
Very professional. Paul Soltille played beautiful music for my ceremony.
Very professional. Paul Soltille played beautiful music for my ceremony.
Very professional. Paul Soltille played beautiful music for my ceremony. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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E Rymsa
Wedding:
11/18/2008
5.0/5.0
CTO Fifth Avenue MADE our reception an absolute Party! We had high expectations after hearing so many good reviews but we were thrilled with CTO! Brian, the Band Leader, was great! He helped choose great songs and gave us guidance on the perfect wedding music to keep the party going. CTO is worth every penny!!!! We didn't want our night to end!!!

Thanks CTO Fifth Avenue!
CTO Fifth Avenue MADE our reception an absolute Party! We had high expectations after hearing so many good reviews but we Read more...
CTO Fifth Avenue MADE our reception an absolute Party! We had high expectations after hearing so many good reviews but we were thrilled with CTO! Brian, the Band Leader, was great! He helped choose great songs and gave us guidance on the perfect wedding music to keep the party going. CTO is worth every penny!!!! We didn't want our night to end!!!

Thanks CTO Fifth Avenue! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Ryan
Wedding:
11/16/2008
5.0/5.0
Great Service, Guests loved them!
Great Service, Guests loved them!
Great Service, Guests loved them! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Larry
Wedding:
10/5/2008
5.0/5.0
We had CTO Soho from the CTO entertainment group. To sum up our reaction: Wow! You cannot go wrong with CTO Soho. Not only was their performance incredible, but the bandleader (Patrice) answered all of our many questions leading up to the affair patiently and promptly. Many people understand that the band is the most important element of a reception. We chose Soho based on the bandleader's personal charm, the strength of the vocals and instrumentals, and the tremendous level of energy we felt from the band during their showcase. Each of these qualities came shining through at the reception. We had scores of compliments about the music from our guests during and after the wedding, such as, “Smokin’ hot!” “I looked around, and nobody was in their seat!” and “Where did you find the band? They are fantastic!” ... As it happened, we were guests at two weddings in the months prior to our affair where another CTO band performed. They were great both times, and I naturally began to wonder about our decision to go with Soho. It was only after our daughter’s wedding that I shared this with my wife, and she admitted she had needlessly been thinking the same thing! Soho was simply over the top, and we had no reason to worry. Their guest interaction, the pace of the song sequences, and the overall quality of the performance made the evening enjoyable and memorable for everyone. Simply put: Soho was amazing!
We had CTO Soho from the CTO entertainment group. To sum up our reaction: Wow! You cannot go wrong with CTO Soho. Not only Read more...
We had CTO Soho from the CTO entertainment group. To sum up our reaction: Wow! You cannot go wrong with CTO Soho. Not only was their performance incredible, but the bandleader (Patrice) answered all of our many questions leading up to the affair patiently and promptly. Many people understand that the band is the most important element of a reception. We chose Soho based on the bandleader's personal charm, the strength of the vocals and instrumentals, and the tremendous level of energy we felt from the band during their showcase. Each of these qualities came shining through at the reception. We had scores of compliments about the music from our guests during and after the wedding, such as, “Smokin’ hot!” “I looked around, and nobody was in their seat!” and “Where did you find the band? They are fantastic!” ... As it happened, we were guests at two weddings in the months prior to our affair where another CTO band performed. They were great both times, and I naturally began to wonder about our decision to go with Soho. It was only after our daughter’s wedding that I shared this with my wife, and she admitted she had needlessly been thinking the same thing! Soho was simply over the top, and we had no reason to worry. Their guest interaction, the pace of the song sequences, and the overall quality of the performance made the evening enjoyable and memorable for everyone. Simply put: Soho was amazing! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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kacarter
Wedding:
7/5/2008
5.0/5.0
Jack Rinaldi helped me find the perfect band for my receiption. I ended up booking Valerie Z and Paris who were out of this world. They had everyone inlcuding my grandparents up dancing. Jack was also at the reception to make sure everything went smoothly. I don't have one complaint about either CTO Artists (JDR Productions) or Valerie Z and Paris. I would book them again if I ever needed a band in Marco Island.
Jack Rinaldi helped me find the perfect band for my receiption. I ended up booking Valerie Z and Paris who were out of Read more...
Jack Rinaldi helped me find the perfect band for my receiption. I ended up booking Valerie Z and Paris who were out of this world. They had everyone inlcuding my grandparents up dancing. Jack was also at the reception to make sure everything went smoothly. I don't have one complaint about either CTO Artists (JDR Productions) or Valerie Z and Paris. I would book them again if I ever needed a band in Marco Island. Read less
Services Used: Band
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lissa
Wedding:
6/7/2008
5.0/5.0
CTO SOHO made our reception the best!! Our guests did not stop dancing, people left our party saying it was the best wedding reception they have ever been to. The band members were very interactive with the guests by singing on the dance floor and allowing the groom and groomsmen to take the mic. The band leader, Patrice, was professional and easy to work with!
CTO SOHO made our reception the best!! Our guests did not stop dancing, people left our party saying it was the best Read more...
CTO SOHO made our reception the best!! Our guests did not stop dancing, people left our party saying it was the best wedding reception they have ever been to. The band members were very interactive with the guests by singing on the dance floor and allowing the groom and groomsmen to take the mic. The band leader, Patrice, was professional and easy to work with! Read less
Services Used: Band
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teambeck
Wedding:
4/12/2008
5.0/5.0
CTO Heat was wonderful, we actually got mail after the wedding from people who could not stop raving about our band. They knew how to keep the dance floor packed and the song selection was great! Thanks to Nate, Kenny and the rest of the crew...what a night!!!!
CTO Heat was wonderful, we actually got mail after the wedding from people who could not stop raving about our band. They Read more...
CTO Heat was wonderful, we actually got mail after the wedding from people who could not stop raving about our band. They knew how to keep the dance floor packed and the song selection was great! Thanks to Nate, Kenny and the rest of the crew...what a night!!!! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
Awesome band: CTO: GRAND CENTRAL!
Everyone danced the night away! Everyone loved the variety of music! Such a fun Wedding!!!!
Highly recommend this band to all!
Awesome band: CTO: GRAND CENTRAL!
Everyone danced the night away! Everyone loved the variety of music! Such a fun Read more...
Awesome band: CTO: GRAND CENTRAL!
Everyone danced the night away! Everyone loved the variety of music! Such a fun Wedding!!!!
Highly recommend this band to all! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
CTO was great! Very helpful and not pushy. Though we decided to go with a DJ, all the bands we heard were amazing. We used DJ Bizz through CTO and he was awesome! So many people told us they have never danced so much at a wedding!

Karma Strings played during our cocktail hour and everyone loved them and all the different music they played. They were a great touch to our cocktail hour!

I would definitely recommend CTO to any engaged couple out there!
CTO was great! Very helpful and not pushy. Though we decided to go with a DJ, all the bands we heard were amazing. We used Read more...
CTO was great! Very helpful and not pushy. Though we decided to go with a DJ, all the bands we heard were amazing. We used DJ Bizz through CTO and he was awesome! So many people told us they have never danced so much at a wedding!

Karma Strings played during our cocktail hour and everyone loved them and all the different music they played. They were a great touch to our cocktail hour!

I would definitely recommend CTO to any engaged couple out there! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Unique Services
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brittany
Wedding:
5/30/2014
4.9/5.0
Park Central was fabulous ! Very talented with many voices and instruments. The whole wedding was great, and the band played a major part in that. Our guest danced all night and they knew what songs to play and when to keep the crowd going.
Would love to hear them again sometime !
Park Central was fabulous ! Very talented with many voices and instruments. The whole wedding was great, and the band Read more...
Park Central was fabulous ! Very talented with many voices and instruments. The whole wedding was great, and the band played a major part in that. Our guest danced all night and they knew what songs to play and when to keep the crowd going.
Would love to hear them again sometime ! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Robin
Wedding:
9/21/2013
4.9/5.0
CTO has the most fabulous bands around. We had CTO Park Central at my daughter's wedding and they were so incredible! I cannot wait to refer them to everyone I know!
CTO has the most fabulous bands around. We had CTO Park Central at my daughter's wedding and they were so incredible! I Read more...
CTO has the most fabulous bands around. We had CTO Park Central at my daughter's wedding and they were so incredible! I cannot wait to refer them to everyone I know! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Marc
Wedding:
5/25/2013
4.9/5.0
Veronica and CTO Park Avenue made Julie and Will’s wedding the best ever. The band exceeded everyone’s expectations and made the night truly one to remember. Everyone I’ve spoken with since Saturday night has said the same thing: what a great band! As promised, Park Avenue kept the place rocking all night long and we all had a wonderful time because of the sound and energy of the band. Veronica and her band turned a great evening into a magical evening!
Veronica and CTO Park Avenue made Julie and Will’s wedding the best ever. The band exceeded everyone’s expectations and Read more...
Veronica and CTO Park Avenue made Julie and Will’s wedding the best ever. The band exceeded everyone’s expectations and made the night truly one to remember. Everyone I’ve spoken with since Saturday night has said the same thing: what a great band! As promised, Park Avenue kept the place rocking all night long and we all had a wonderful time because of the sound and energy of the band. Veronica and her band turned a great evening into a magical evening! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Katie
Wedding:
1/26/2013
4.9/5.0
I can't say enough great things about CTO Manhattan! They areso unbelievably great! The whole night went so well, from the cocktail hour on. They are all so talented and fun! All of our family and friends were raving about them! We couldn't be happier! Thank you so much for making our day so wonderful!
I can't say enough great things about CTO Manhattan! They areso unbelievably great! The whole night went so well, from the Read more...
I can't say enough great things about CTO Manhattan! They areso unbelievably great! The whole night went so well, from the cocktail hour on. They are all so talented and fun! All of our family and friends were raving about them! We couldn't be happier! Thank you so much for making our day so wonderful! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Lindsay
Wedding:
9/2/2012
4.9/5.0
CTO Tribeca was absolutely amazing. The dance floor was completely packed all night, and all of my guests have been singing the band's praises to me. They even stayed and played an extra song after they were supposed to be done at my request because I wasn't quite ready for it to be over yet! Maylyn was wonderful, as I expected she would be. She made sure that everything went smoothly and that everyone was where they needed to be when they needed to be there (which was not the easiest task with our wedding party!). I highly recommend hiring this band for any special ocassion. They are extremely talented and very versatile musicians - they can make everything from oldies to the latest songs on the radio sound great.
CTO Tribeca was absolutely amazing. The dance floor was completely packed all night, and all of my guests have been Read more...
CTO Tribeca was absolutely amazing. The dance floor was completely packed all night, and all of my guests have been singing the band's praises to me. They even stayed and played an extra song after they were supposed to be done at my request because I wasn't quite ready for it to be over yet! Maylyn was wonderful, as I expected she would be. She made sure that everything went smoothly and that everyone was where they needed to be when they needed to be there (which was not the easiest task with our wedding party!). I highly recommend hiring this band for any special ocassion. They are extremely talented and very versatile musicians - they can make everything from oldies to the latest songs on the radio sound great. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Charles
Wedding:
7/12/2014
4.8/5.0
Great time - wonderful selection and quality!
Great time - wonderful selection and quality!
Great time - wonderful selection and quality! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
DJ Bizz did an awesome job. The music he played was so much fun and had everyone on the dance floor. My guests were dancing before dinner and I didn't think they wanted to sit down!
The planner was great with last minute changes.
I would absolutely recommend CTO to other brides!
DJ Bizz did an awesome job. The music he played was so much fun and had everyone on the dance floor. My guests were Read more...
DJ Bizz did an awesome job. The music he played was so much fun and had everyone on the dance floor. My guests were dancing before dinner and I didn't think they wanted to sit down!
The planner was great with last minute changes.
I would absolutely recommend CTO to other brides! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
All the guests at our wedding raved about the band. They were great to work with, and the dance floor was full the whole night!
All the guests at our wedding raved about the band. They were great to work with, and the dance floor was full the whole Read more...
All the guests at our wedding raved about the band. They were great to work with, and the dance floor was full the whole night! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Lauren
Wedding:
6/6/2009
4.8/5.0
The CTO Heat played at our outdoor wedding. Everyone we spoke with at CTO was responsive and professional. Our guests had a fantastic time dancing at our wedding. The band was very receptive to our song requests, and was flexible with the schedule. The band played a good mix of fast and slow songs, and really got the guests engaged. I would definitely recommend this band!
The CTO Heat played at our outdoor wedding. Everyone we spoke with at CTO was responsive and professional. Our guests had Read more...
The CTO Heat played at our outdoor wedding. Everyone we spoke with at CTO was responsive and professional. Our guests had a fantastic time dancing at our wedding. The band was very receptive to our song requests, and was flexible with the schedule. The band played a good mix of fast and slow songs, and really got the guests engaged. I would definitely recommend this band! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Marnie
Wedding:
3/14/2009
4.8/5.0
When I think back to all the weddings I have been to, I had to think about what I really remembered. Top two: Music and Food. Since I was getting married at Blue Bell Country Club they had a preferred vendor list so I looked at them first. Their website is great. I was able to watch all the bands the company managed with the videos they have posted and I found CTO Heat. I thought I could not afford them, but after one call I was able to get a price and that was were I decided to put my money in this wedding. They were worth every dollar! There was not a person in the room that did not comment on how Fantastic the band was. I never saw this band except for their web video and they were spot on.
When I think back to all the weddings I have been to, I had to think about what I really remembered. Top two: Music and Read more...
When I think back to all the weddings I have been to, I had to think about what I really remembered. Top two: Music and Food. Since I was getting married at Blue Bell Country Club they had a preferred vendor list so I looked at them first. Their website is great. I was able to watch all the bands the company managed with the videos they have posted and I found CTO Heat. I thought I could not afford them, but after one call I was able to get a price and that was were I decided to put my money in this wedding. They were worth every dollar! There was not a person in the room that did not comment on how Fantastic the band was. I never saw this band except for their web video and they were spot on. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Evan
Wedding:
6/23/2012
4.7/5.0
Fantastic event! Maylyn was great. I only knocked the scores slightly on quality and professionalism because the bride/groom first dance song was botched a bit at the start (and the lyrics). Pulled it together by the middle though.
Fantastic event! Maylyn was great. I only knocked the scores slightly on quality and professionalism because the Read more...
Fantastic event! Maylyn was great. I only knocked the scores slightly on quality and professionalism because the bride/groom first dance song was botched a bit at the start (and the lyrics). Pulled it together by the middle though. Read less
Services Used: Band
CTO ARTISTS - Amazing Bands | DJs | Rock Strings responded with the following comments:

Jennifer & Evan, I actually stopped in at the end and saw everyone having a great time. We strive 100% of the time for 5.0 and apologize for the hiccup on the first song. We are grateful for your kind words.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.7/5.0
CTO is a professional entertainment organization - and and it shows! We wanted an experienced DJ who could work with our specific requests while being able to "read" a room and pick up the pace if needed - and DJ Bizz fit the bill. We and our guests danced the night away to a great collection of music that kept the energy up and everyone happy. We had the best night of our lives!
CTO is a professional entertainment organization - and and it shows! We wanted an experienced DJ who could work with our Read more...
CTO is a professional entertainment organization - and and it shows! We wanted an experienced DJ who could work with our specific requests while being able to "read" a room and pick up the pace if needed - and DJ Bizz fit the bill. We and our guests danced the night away to a great collection of music that kept the energy up and everyone happy. We had the best night of our lives! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Rob
Wedding:
4/2/2011
4.7/5.0
Phenomenal night of music. We couldnt have asked for anything better.
Phenomenal night of music. We couldnt have asked for anything better.
Phenomenal night of music. We couldnt have asked for anything better. Read less
Services Used: Band
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amrakus615
Wedding:
5/30/2009
4.7/5.0
CTO was great! I knew when I booked them that I would get my money's worth. I do think the band was a little costly, no matter how great they performed, but they did a wonderful job. My dance floor was packed the entire night. There was not one moment that people were not dancing if they were not eating. The band did great with my selections as well. The only thing I was a little disappointed in, was that I asked for 3 specific songs to be played and I did not hear any of them that night and I was not told previously that they were not going to perform them. Other than that, they were amazing and the band leader was very kind.
CTO was great! I knew when I booked them that I would get my money's worth. I do think the band was a little costly, no Read more...
CTO was great! I knew when I booked them that I would get my money's worth. I do think the band was a little costly, no matter how great they performed, but they did a wonderful job. My dance floor was packed the entire night. There was not one moment that people were not dancing if they were not eating. The band did great with my selections as well. The only thing I was a little disappointed in, was that I asked for 3 specific songs to be played and I did not hear any of them that night and I was not told previously that they were not going to perform them. Other than that, they were amazing and the band leader was very kind. Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
10/25/2008
4.7/5.0
CTO SOHO was amazing! They had everyone from our flower girl, to our friends, to our parents and our grandparents out on the dance floor the entire night. They had SO much energy and really knew how to involve everyone. They only learn 2 songs that are not on your playlist and they did not get to all the songs that we asked them to play but we did not care because we had more compliments on them than we could count. They had a great flow of the night with no dull moments. They were full of life, loud, able to understand and most of all great performers. This band is a no-brainer!
CTO SOHO was amazing! They had everyone from our flower girl, to our friends, to our parents and our grandparents out on Read more...
CTO SOHO was amazing! They had everyone from our flower girl, to our friends, to our parents and our grandparents out on the dance floor the entire night. They had SO much energy and really knew how to involve everyone. They only learn 2 songs that are not on your playlist and they did not get to all the songs that we asked them to play but we did not care because we had more compliments on them than we could count. They had a great flow of the night with no dull moments. They were full of life, loud, able to understand and most of all great performers. This band is a no-brainer! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Joanne
Wedding:
11/17/2007
4.7/5.0
Fantastic Band. Everyone danced the night away
Fantastic Band. Everyone danced the night away
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
Our band was wonderful and amazing. Our guests are still talking about how great our band was, and one has already asked me if I think they'll travel to DC for a wedding! They had the room jumping all night. They also did our ceremony music, and again -- wonderful.

I was a little disappointed that they didn't do a great job with one of the two songs we asked them to learn (they struggled with both the lyrics and the music). It's worth mentioning that this wasn't an obscure song at all, but given that my family loves it, I was definitely a bit let down. The other song, though, was completely and utterly beautiful (and it WAS an obscure song). I was also surprised that we weren't warned ahead of time that the band leader was unable to attend -- the first (and only) time we were told this is when one of the band members mentioned it to me in passing during the reception.

If I had to do it all over again, I'd still go with CTO -- no doubt. But I'd be more communicative up front to avoid any surprises on the day of the wedding.
Our band was wonderful and amazing. Our guests are still talking about how great our band was, and one has already asked Read more...
Our band was wonderful and amazing. Our guests are still talking about how great our band was, and one has already asked me if I think they'll travel to DC for a wedding! They had the room jumping all night. They also did our ceremony music, and again -- wonderful.

I was a little disappointed that they didn't do a great job with one of the two songs we asked them to learn (they struggled with both the lyrics and the music). It's worth mentioning that this wasn't an obscure song at all, but given that my family loves it, I was definitely a bit let down. The other song, though, was completely and utterly beautiful (and it WAS an obscure song). I was also surprised that we weren't warned ahead of time that the band leader was unable to attend -- the first (and only) time we were told this is when one of the band members mentioned it to me in passing during the reception.

If I had to do it all over again, I'd still go with CTO -- no doubt. But I'd be more communicative up front to avoid any surprises on the day of the wedding. Read less
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CTO ARTISTS - Amazing Bands | DJs | Rock Strings responded with the following comments:

Our bandleader had every intention of attending the wedding. However, her baby was delivered a day or so prior even though she was due a few weeks later. Rather than alarm you, we handled the situation to the best of our ability. ​W​e apologize and are glad you were satisfied with the performance​.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
We had CTO Grand Central perform at our wedding and they were incredible! So much talent and so much energy, all of our guests keep raving about them! They were very professional and accomodating throughout the planning process and even learned a few of our favorite special songs to play. Also, we had an acustic guitarist and pianist play at cocktail hour, which was really nice and intimate. I would strongly recommend them for any event!
We had CTO Grand Central perform at our wedding and they were incredible! So much talent and so much energy, all of our Read more...
We had CTO Grand Central perform at our wedding and they were incredible! So much talent and so much energy, all of our guests keep raving about them! They were very professional and accomodating throughout the planning process and even learned a few of our favorite special songs to play. Also, we had an acustic guitarist and pianist play at cocktail hour, which was really nice and intimate. I would strongly recommend them for any event! Read less
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Sherri
Wedding:
8/25/2007
4.6/5.0
CTO Manhattan had everyone up and dancing the entire night. They played a great mix of dance music that had the dance floor packed. Everyone was talking about how great they were and we were thrilled. The night was lively and energetic right from the start. Our wedding song was not the typical wedding song, Crush by Dave Matthews Band and they played it to perfection even adding a slight reggae twist which made it incredible. CTO even allowed a family friend to play keyboards while my new father-in-law and I danced to a special dedication of "Sherri Baby" from him to me. Great music, great band.
CTO Manhattan had everyone up and dancing the entire night. They played a great mix of dance music that had the dance Read more...
CTO Manhattan had everyone up and dancing the entire night. They played a great mix of dance music that had the dance floor packed. Everyone was talking about how great they were and we were thrilled. The night was lively and energetic right from the start. Our wedding song was not the typical wedding song, Crush by Dave Matthews Band and they played it to perfection even adding a slight reggae twist which made it incredible. CTO even allowed a family friend to play keyboards while my new father-in-law and I danced to a special dedication of "Sherri Baby" from him to me. Great music, great band. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
3/23/2007
4.5/5.0
Our band was the hit of the night! 7 months later people are STILL asking who they were and commenting how great they were.... They read the crowd well- they accepted a few requests from us ahead of time, with the caveat that they would se how the night went. The band hit our first song (Elvis) perfectly! The range was outstanding. And one of our guests even got on stage for a song!
Our band was the hit of the night! 7 months later people are STILL asking who they were and commenting how great they Read more...
Our band was the hit of the night! 7 months later people are STILL asking who they were and commenting how great they were.... They read the crowd well- they accepted a few requests from us ahead of time, with the caveat that they would se how the night went. The band hit our first song (Elvis) perfectly! The range was outstanding. And one of our guests even got on stage for a song! Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
4/24/2010
4.4/5.0
We used CTO Heat for our wedding and we added some additional singers from CTO Divaliscious. Overall, they did a wonderful job and really made the evening special and a great time for everyone. The band leader Nate was a little hard to get a hold of at times but in the end, he was very flexible and willing to accommodate last minute changes. It was a fabulous party overall.
We used CTO Heat for our wedding and we added some additional singers from CTO Divaliscious. Overall, they did a wonderful Read more...
We used CTO Heat for our wedding and we added some additional singers from CTO Divaliscious. Overall, they did a wonderful job and really made the evening special and a great time for everyone. The band leader Nate was a little hard to get a hold of at times but in the end, he was very flexible and willing to accommodate last minute changes. It was a fabulous party overall. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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zuckee
Wedding:
6/29/2008
4.4/5.0
We hired CTO Park Cental for our wedding and they were fantastic! Vaneesa hosted the night and got people excited & up and dancing. Everyone could not believe we brought a "Philly" band to "NY". We saw them at the showcase and were SO impressed at their energy and their skill that we decided it was worth it. Many people have commented to us since the wedding how great and impressive they thought the band was.

Their main downside was responsiveness. (And thats more management, i guess than the band) It took numerous requests to receive a song list and actually didnt get it till a few weeks before the wedding. We also had a few other questions along the way which had delayed responsiveness. The times they were prompt was when payments were due.

All in all though, we are VERY glad we went with CTO and Park Central and think anyone who hires them will no doubt have a great, fun & entertaining wedding.
We hired CTO Park Cental for our wedding and they were fantastic! Vaneesa hosted the night and got people excited & up and Read more...
We hired CTO Park Cental for our wedding and they were fantastic! Vaneesa hosted the night and got people excited & up and dancing. Everyone could not believe we brought a "Philly" band to "NY". We saw them at the showcase and were SO impressed at their energy and their skill that we decided it was worth it. Many people have commented to us since the wedding how great and impressive they thought the band was.

Their main downside was responsiveness. (And thats more management, i guess than the band) It took numerous requests to receive a song list and actually didnt get it till a few weeks before the wedding. We also had a few other questions along the way which had delayed responsiveness. The times they were prompt was when payments were due.

All in all though, we are VERY glad we went with CTO and Park Central and think anyone who hires them will no doubt have a great, fun & entertaining wedding. Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
8/18/2012
4.3/5.0
DJ Bizz was great for our cocktail hour and reception, and so was the Strings Trio for our ceremony. One thing we knew when dealing with CTO is that they were professionals who knew their craft. After we met with the band leader and CTO on the phone a few weeks before the wedding, and realized how professional and experienced they were, we were happy to provide them with minimal guidance and let them play based on their significant experience. It was one thing in planning our wedding that we didn't have to worry about, and that was REALLY helpful.

DJ Bizz did a great job of setting up the microphone for our outdoor ceremony, even though it was a last minute addition. He did a really nice job keeping the crowd at the wedding dancing, and was super flexible with us when our timeline changed.

I will comment that dealing with CTO initially was really difficult. We had won a prize from CTO from a bridal show, and getting them to accept that prize and work with us for it was really complicated. I know that they were going through staffing changes, but the initial experience with them almost had us giving up and moving on to another company, forfeiting our prize. Ultimately we didn't, and are happy we stayed. Also with respect to communication, be prepared to deal with several different people throughout the process - it does seem like the company has a lot of moving parts that don't necessarily communicate with each other. No big deal, but did add an element of confusion to our planning process.
DJ Bizz was great for our cocktail hour and reception, and so was the Strings Trio for our ceremony. One thing we knew Read more...
DJ Bizz was great for our cocktail hour and reception, and so was the Strings Trio for our ceremony. One thing we knew when dealing with CTO is that they were professionals who knew their craft. After we met with the band leader and CTO on the phone a few weeks before the wedding, and realized how professional and experienced they were, we were happy to provide them with minimal guidance and let them play based on their significant experience. It was one thing in planning our wedding that we didn't have to worry about, and that was REALLY helpful.

DJ Bizz did a great job of setting up the microphone for our outdoor ceremony, even though it was a last minute addition. He did a really nice job keeping the crowd at the wedding dancing, and was super flexible with us when our timeline changed.

I will comment that dealing with CTO initially was really difficult. We had won a prize from CTO from a bridal show, and getting them to accept that prize and work with us for it was really complicated. I know that they were going through staffing changes, but the initial experience with them almost had us giving up and moving on to another company, forfeiting our prize. Ultimately we didn't, and are happy we stayed. Also with respect to communication, be prepared to deal with several different people throughout the process - it does seem like the company has a lot of moving parts that don't necessarily communicate with each other. No big deal, but did add an element of confusion to our planning process. Read less
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mhoffman
Wedding:
6/24/2006
4.2/5.0
CTO Manhattan was awsome. They rocked the house. Only issues were the cost and they wouldn't continue playing past midnight. Still good overall.
CTO Manhattan was awsome. They rocked the house. Only issues were the cost and they wouldn't continue playing past Read more...
CTO Manhattan was awsome. They rocked the house. Only issues were the cost and they wouldn't continue playing past midnight. Still good overall. Read less
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Australian guy
Wedding:
9/30/2011
4.0/5.0
fantastic job - best band I have had anything to do with for a personal occasion - Maylyn was really fantastic, approachable, very professional, and all the members of the band were great musicians. An absolute highlight of our wedding experience. Thanks again Maylyn and the band

PS in Australia where I'm from we never give a perfect score, but 4 out of 5 is about as good as it gets.
fantastic job - best band I have had anything to do with for a personal occasion - Maylyn was really fantastic, Read more...
fantastic job - best band I have had anything to do with for a personal occasion - Maylyn was really fantastic, approachable, very professional, and all the members of the band were great musicians. An absolute highlight of our wedding experience. Thanks again Maylyn and the band

PS in Australia where I'm from we never give a perfect score, but 4 out of 5 is about as good as it gets. Read less
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jody
Wedding:
11/11/2007
4.0/5.0
Great job!!
Great job!!
Great job!! Read less
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Dsheller
Wedding:
9/3/2011
3.5/5.0
Amazing amazing band called Tribeca. Wonderful voices and they don't just cover songs they make them their own and nail them!! Maylyn the band leader is fantastic and professional. They engaged the crowd and really new how to mix up the songs.

Although the night turned out great, getting there was a little bit rocky. I was told that the band could play whatever I wanted but then about one month before my wedding I was told that they had a song list (I was not aware of this or ever shown the song list) and that I could only add three songs that were not on the list. They would however learn any new song for the special dances but if I wanted something else I would have to pay extra.

I spent months compiling my own song list so I was frustrated that I was told they could play anything I wanted but then ended up stating that most of the songs I wanted they couldn't play. I was also frustrated that I was not handed the song list in the very beginning. Thank goodness for Maylyn because she was so accommodating and realized that the list was not up to date so she added more songs that were not originally on this list.

I think with a little bit more organization and an upfront "this is how we work, here is the song list ect." this company would the best.

My advice is to ask up front for an updated song list. Overall I would definitely recommend this band to everyone!
Amazing amazing band called Tribeca. Wonderful voices and they don't just cover songs they make them their own and nail Read more...
Amazing amazing band called Tribeca. Wonderful voices and they don't just cover songs they make them their own and nail them!! Maylyn the band leader is fantastic and professional. They engaged the crowd and really new how to mix up the songs.

Although the night turned out great, getting there was a little bit rocky. I was told that the band could play whatever I wanted but then about one month before my wedding I was told that they had a song list (I was not aware of this or ever shown the song list) and that I could only add three songs that were not on the list. They would however learn any new song for the special dances but if I wanted something else I would have to pay extra.

I spent months compiling my own song list so I was frustrated that I was told they could play anything I wanted but then ended up stating that most of the songs I wanted they couldn't play. I was also frustrated that I was not handed the song list in the very beginning. Thank goodness for Maylyn because she was so accommodating and realized that the list was not up to date so she added more songs that were not originally on this list.

I think with a little bit more organization and an upfront "this is how we work, here is the song list ect." this company would the best.

My advice is to ask up front for an updated song list. Overall I would definitely recommend this band to everyone! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.0/5.0
Overall the experience was lukewarm. When we were lining up for the entrances we were told the DJ; DJ Biz had not been given an updated list of who was in the wedding and the order. That had to be worked out while guests waited. Once we thought that was worked out he announced ONLY my mother and not my brother who accompanied her. Following that he played the WRONG song for the mother/daughter dance (he played the song for the mother/son dance which would have been awkward because the mother daughter song literally was about a mother and a daughter). LUCKILY one of my bridesmaids ran to tell him so that was changed. He played a lot of great songs and everyone was dancing, I just wished he wouldn't have allowed requests... Not the best experience for the bride as we wanted to hear the music we had sent in a list.
The Karma strings who played our cocktail hour and ceremony were amazing. Though we only heard the ceremony we were told they were incredible for a cocktail hour!
So No i wouldn't recommend working with CTO or DJ Biz but Karma Strings is another story.
Overall the experience was lukewarm. When we were lining up for the entrances we were told the DJ; DJ Biz had not been Read more...
Overall the experience was lukewarm. When we were lining up for the entrances we were told the DJ; DJ Biz had not been given an updated list of who was in the wedding and the order. That had to be worked out while guests waited. Once we thought that was worked out he announced ONLY my mother and not my brother who accompanied her. Following that he played the WRONG song for the mother/daughter dance (he played the song for the mother/son dance which would have been awkward because the mother daughter song literally was about a mother and a daughter). LUCKILY one of my bridesmaids ran to tell him so that was changed. He played a lot of great songs and everyone was dancing, I just wished he wouldn't have allowed requests... Not the best experience for the bride as we wanted to hear the music we had sent in a list.
The Karma strings who played our cocktail hour and ceremony were amazing. Though we only heard the ceremony we were told they were incredible for a cocktail hour!
So No i wouldn't recommend working with CTO or DJ Biz but Karma Strings is another story. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
6/14/2008
2.2/5.0
One of my most expensive vendors. I never heard one song I had requested prior to my event. Cutting Edge Heat.
One of my most expensive vendors. I never heard one song I had requested prior to my event. Cutting Edge Heat.
One of my most expensive vendors. I never heard one song I had requested prior to my event. Cutting Edge Heat. Read less
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Redzpsu
Wedding:
6/24/2006
2.1/5.0
not very professional when asked to continue playing an extra hour and would be reimbursed
not very professional when asked to continue playing an extra hour and would be reimbursed
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Jonathan
Wedding:
8/13/2011
2.0/5.0
We used CTO Tribeca. The one positive thing I can say is that what songs they played they played and sang well (albeit, often referring to an ipad for the lyrics). However, (a) they played several songs we had communicated we did not want played, (b) they were too loud (and their sound guy rolled his eyes each of the 3 times I complained), (c) they screwed up the order of the toasts (they went to the maid of honor first when we agreed it would be the best man), (d) they forgot the mother-son dance (and only did it when I reminded them an hour after it was originally scheduled). Also, in the weeks before our wedding, there was considerable going back and forth between us and CTO Tribeca bandleader Maylyn and CTO CEO Carmen about what songs we wanted played. We were provided with a list of about 250 songs and we picked 75, which were 50/50 old/new and 50/50 fast/slow. We were told this was not enough, even though by our calculations we had enough songs for at least 5.5 hours of music for a 4 hour reception. The communications about the song list with Carmen were particulary unprofessional . He used no salutation or punctuation and his tone was very accusatory or simply incorrect (e.g., "you eliminated 80% of the song list", "we know what your guests want", etc.). We suspect that the band simply did not know all 250 songs and we would have preferred an honest conversation about what songs they did actually know. Our experience with CTO was very frustrating and we would not recommend them. In contrast, all of our other wedding vendors were perfect.
We used CTO Tribeca. The one positive thing I can say is that what songs they played they played and sang well (albeit, Read more...
We used CTO Tribeca. The one positive thing I can say is that what songs they played they played and sang well (albeit, often referring to an ipad for the lyrics). However, (a) they played several songs we had communicated we did not want played, (b) they were too loud (and their sound guy rolled his eyes each of the 3 times I complained), (c) they screwed up the order of the toasts (they went to the maid of honor first when we agreed it would be the best man), (d) they forgot the mother-son dance (and only did it when I reminded them an hour after it was originally scheduled). Also, in the weeks before our wedding, there was considerable going back and forth between us and CTO Tribeca bandleader Maylyn and CTO CEO Carmen about what songs we wanted played. We were provided with a list of about 250 songs and we picked 75, which were 50/50 old/new and 50/50 fast/slow. We were told this was not enough, even though by our calculations we had enough songs for at least 5.5 hours of music for a 4 hour reception. The communications about the song list with Carmen were particulary unprofessional . He used no salutation or punctuation and his tone was very accusatory or simply incorrect (e.g., "you eliminated 80% of the song list", "we know what your guests want", etc.). We suspect that the band simply did not know all 250 songs and we would have preferred an honest conversation about what songs they did actually know. Our experience with CTO was very frustrating and we would not recommend them. In contrast, all of our other wedding vendors were perfect. Read less
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CTO ARTISTS - Amazing Bands | DJs | Rock Strings responded with the following comments:

Dear Jonathan,

I could have disputed your review but I felt it better to let public opinion decide.

First, I understand your guests danced all evening as the dance floor was packed whenever they weren’t eating.

I apologize that we did not meet your expectations. We did our very best to please you. You posed many challenges above and beyond our normal client. In an effort to please you, if we had a few bumps, again we apologize and will take everything into review of our processes here at CTO. I feel, however, you were unfair in your review and we felt a need to counterbalance that with our side.

I would like to address each of your points directly…


(a) they played several songs we had communicated we did not want played

Carmen's Response:
You only allowed the band 44 songs which you approved and a list of "maybes". You provided us individual YouTube links for over 150 songs that you did not want played. If we played several by accident we are definitely sorry for the over site. Again, you gave us a very challenging situation cutting out so much of our song list.

Maylyn, the band leader, had sent this to me upon receiving your requests:
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Hey Carmen

I just wanted to tell you that this client below eliminated about 85% of our song list for their wedding. In the 10+ years I've been doing this, this is a first. They have a specific list of songs that we must play. I don't have a problem with it but afraid that we may run into not having enough songs because they literally took off 150+ songs we cannot play. A lot of them I don't understand why. You have any suggestions?

May

Sent from my iPhone
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I would like to share the doc of your do not play list. You gave us YouTube links for 156 songs we were forbidden to play. That's a large portion of anyone’s playlist. We truly wanted and did the best we could to accommodate your wishes with what little we were permitted to perform.

Here is the link to your document: http://www.cto.com/response.html
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(b) they were too loud (and their sound guy rolled his eyes each of the 3 times I complained),

Carmen's Response:
I apologize. I was told that the sound man turned off the front speakers and you were yelling at him in front of your guests, I am told he was very eager to please you. While you are our client we didn't receive a complaint from anyone else.

Maylyn's Response: (backing up the claim that you were yelling at our sound tech)
Yes, he did yell at him. The whole band saw him and heard him. I was on the dance floor with Megan, Shon and guests. I just saw him arguing with his bride on the side, assuming she was trying to calm him down.
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(c) they screwed up the order of the toasts (they went to the maid of honor first when we agreed it would be the best man)

Carmen's Response:
We accept responsibility we are very sorry but we also feel that this was not something that would hurt the overall reception. Maylyn has no recollection of this being an issue and in fact recalls that she thought she had called the best man first.
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d) they forgot the mother-son dance (and only did it when I reminded them an hour after it was originally scheduled).

Carmen's Response:
We were waiting for our cue from the caterer who I believe was running a little behind. We are flexible and always work as a team. In retrospect we should have consulted you on this but we did not feel it was necessary to bother you with every detail, and that the delay of one or two more songs before we did the mother-son dance was not considered materiel enough to bring to your attention, especially when we were already working in tandem with your caterer.
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Also, in the weeks before our wedding, there was considerable going back and forth between us and CTO Tribeca bandleader Maylyn and CTO CEO Carmen about what songs we wanted played. We were provided with a list of about 250 songs and we picked 75, which were 50/50 old/new and 50/50 fast/slow. We were told this was not enough, even though by our calculations we had enough songs for at least 5.5 hours of music for a 4 hour reception. The communications about the song list with Carmen were particulary unprofessional . He used no salutation or punctuation and his tone was very accusatory or simply incorrect (e.g., "you eliminated 80% of the song list", "we know what your guests want", etc.).

Carmen's Response:
I am sorry for this. Sometimes I am typing from a phone. If I missed a punctuation mark here or there I am sorry. It was not my intention to insult you in anyway. I take every client request very seriously. We did our very best and felt this was going to be a challenge as it steadily became apparent that you may have been micro managing the entire event. We did everything in our power to provide great customer service to you. This caused us great stress, but we know we did everything we could to please you.
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We suspect that the band simply did not know all 250 songs and we would have preferred an honest conversation about what songs they did actually know.

Carmen's Response:
This is simply not true.
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Our experience with CTO was very frustrating and we would not recommend them. In contrast, all of our other wedding vendors were perfect.

Carmen's Response:

I have some additional notes:
1) We compromised our price for you. This is not something that we typically do, but we did it for you.
2) We allowed you to revise our contract terms & conditions. Again, this is something we don’t typically do, yet we endured what you turned into a very tedious process in an effort to earn your business.

Maylyn and CTO Tribeca have been doing an extraordinary job and their reviews as a band have been extremely positive. As an organization, we acknowledge that we are not perfect and we will review every point made in our meetings. However, and a big however, we did everything we could and truly wanted to please you. We feel you have treated us unfairly in your reviews and were boarding on abusive in the way you treated the band on the night of your reception. We will continue to do our very best to please our clients.
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Betsy
Wedding:
11/2/2013
0.5/5.0
We used DJ Bizz. He was the worst- and the only blight on an otherwise perfect day! Despite numerous communications with him, he played none of the music we requested- just what he wanted to play ( so most of the guests just stayed in the dining room and talked. I was so upset I wanted to cry.
We used DJ Bizz. He was the worst- and the only blight on an otherwise perfect day! Despite numerous communications with Read more...
We used DJ Bizz. He was the worst- and the only blight on an otherwise perfect day! Despite numerous communications with him, he played none of the music we requested- just what he wanted to play ( so most of the guests just stayed in the dining room and talked. I was so upset I wanted to cry. Read less
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CTO ARTISTS - Amazing Bands | DJs | Rock Strings responded with the following comments:

I believe you are the mother of the bride.
I quote your email to the DJ
"it’s my wedding I’m paying for and its going to by my day”.
We signed Contract with Kathrine Ludlow.
DJ was given two lists. One by you and one by Bride.
When DJ Played your songs dance floor cleared.
Groom also gave DJ his phone to play songs from his phone.
DJ was also told: "music during dinner should be “Barey Audible”.
You started screaming at DJ in front of Groom to play your list.
Dance Floor was full a significant amount of time but Miami University and Florida State game was on at the bar so all the Miami people were more interested in the Game. When DJ started playing mothers list people walked off dance floor.

I will own up to anything were I can clearly see fault but DJ Bizz was trying to juggle our client's requests and your requests. Apparently your lists are musically opposed to each other.

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