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Olivera Music Entertainment

Ashburn , VA
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LOCATION

42960 Deer Chase Place
Ashburn, VA US 20147 (map)

PHONE

703-724-0505

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Talent! Experience! Service!

Excellence in music entertainment production for 27 years, offering contemporary, classical, jazz, themed groups, DJs, dance bands, national... Read more
Talent! Experience! Service!

Excellence in music entertainment production for 27 years, offering contemporary, classical, jazz, themed groups, DJs, dance bands, national acts. Weddings, Corporate Events, Galas, Social Events. We will assist you in choosing the best music entertainment! Recommended by Washingtonian Magazine.

Recipient of an International Special Events Society 'ESPRIT Award' for 'Best Team Effort, Buget over $200,000', and three International Special Events Society DC 'Capital Awards' for Best Entertainment Production and one Team Award. Recipient of the 2012 Loudoun Chamber 'Home Based Business of the Year Award'.

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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?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Blues, Calypso, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, R&B, Reggae, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
formal (tuxedo) or New York black
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Yes, videos are available for every band
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
yes
How much time do you usually need for setup?
varies with each band; 1 hour to 2 hours
How much space do you usually require?
small band - 8'D x 12' W, large band - 12'D x 24' W
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
Not specifically; bands may have name on stand, or drums, etc.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
varies with each group; bands usually bring lighting
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
yes, if required
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
play a slow, beautiful ballad, which makes everyone dance, then kick into an upbeat tune which will continue the dancing
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We take breaks according to the schedule, while there are announcements, toasts, and other special events. Yes, since a four hour job entails a minimum of 8 to sometimes 12 hours, it is important for the band to be fed to maintain energy levels.
Do you play recorded music during your break?
Yes, if you would like, and there are no other events taking place (toasts, cake cutting, etc.)
If one or more of the band members is unable to attend, what is your backup plan?
The reason for working with an agency! We will ensure you will receive the same quality band (at our expense, if necessary).
What is your overtime rate?
The same as the base rate, pro-rated per half hour.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
No charge for weddings within the Washington DC Metro area. Inquire for other locations, which will vary, of course.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
50% deposit to confirm the music entertainment.

INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Brass - Quartet, Brass - Quintet, Brass - Trio, Choir, Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, Orchestra, Soloist / Vocalist, String - Quartet, String - Quintet, String - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Drums, Flute, Guitar, Harp, Organ, Piano, Saxophone, Trumpet, Viola, Violin
What is your usual attire?
Tuxedo or New York Black
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Yes, on our website you will find some samples; we have all other groups on CDs
How much time do you usually need for setup?
10 to 20 minutes
How much space do you usually require?
Varies with size of group
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
No charge for events within the DC Metro area; inquire for other areas

INFO FOR DJ

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

REVIEWS

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leyvi
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
We used Olivera Music for our ceremony and reception music.

Ms. King played the harp for the ceremony, she plays it beautifully. Weeks before the ceremony, she will contact you with the extensive list of songs she can play. She is very talented and will make your ceremony memorable.

We used DJ Ray for our cocktail hour and reception. He is very knowledgeable and accommodating with music requests and will take the time to meet or call you to ease your mind. We enjoyed having him play at our reception, he got everybody on the dance floor.
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Linda
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Jerry Lynn, the Solo Guitarist, at our daughter's wedding at the Oatlands Plantation, was nothing less
than amazing. We could not have asked for a more professional and entertaining musician. Thank you
Olivera for your Excellence in Customer Service.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Alexander
Wedding:
5/4/2014
4.8/5.0
We hired DC Fusion to play at our wedding and they were phenomenal. They were on time and professional. What I was most impressed with was how well they knew their PA system. Our wedding was in a barn and it would have been very easy for the music to just dominate the entire room, but their levels were perfect.

My only criticism was they only allowed us to pick two songs not on their song lists. I understand they plan tons of weddings and can only learn so many new songs for each one, but it was still disappointing. That being said, they nailed our first dance song (Not Fire Not Ice by Ben Harper) and really nailed our final song of the evening (Wagon Wheel, the Darius Rucker version).

Everyone raved about the music and we were very happy. Highly recommend.
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Oliveramusic service and dj Ray made our wedding to be a success from making all the prior arrangements with meetings, any last minute changes and providing excellent service from start to finish! Could not have been any happier with the service they provided and thank you for going above and beyond to make our day perfect !
Services Used: DJ
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Private User
Wedding:
4/11/2014
5.0/5.0
DJ Ray was excellent. The perfect choice for our wedding and very easy to work with! The guitarist, Jerry, was also excellent and his music was just beautiful!!!!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Marion
Wedding:
4/6/2014
4.7/5.0
We met DJ Ray from Olivera Music Entertainment at a wedding showcase at our venue, 2941 Restaurant in Falls Church. We liked his professionalism and choice of music and immediately felt comfortable discussing our wedding plans with him - and we also won a voucher to use for our wedding! Overall, DJ Ray was great! He helped us create a timeline for the ceremony/reception, gave wonderful suggestions for ceremony music, and was very responsive when it came to accomodating our international crowd (English & German speaking). I sent him several titles/artists to German songs we wanted him to play and he incorporated most of them nicely into his mix. Our families and friends loved it and the dancefloor was always full! We and our guests had a great time! Thank you DJ Ray!
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
This company truly put my mind at ease when planning this wedding. I had a special list of songs for all the key events in the wedding and preferred band list for everything in between. He kept the entire wedding party on track and played great music.
Services Used: DJ
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Virginia
Wedding:
3/1/2014
5.0/5.0
We are so glad to have chosen Dj Ray for our wedding. Our reasons: First, He got together with us twice to explain everything that we needed and plan the schedule of the wedding. Second, We gave to him our favorite music and he made sure to played it. To finish, during the whole party he helped us to follow the itinerary, reminding us every activity and checking if we were ready.
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We used Olivera Music to book Soundnation for our wedding, and they ROCKED. We had only heard the band online and seen some videos online, but never in person. We were absolutely blown away when we heard them at the reception, as was everyone else. The female vocalist sang "Someone like you" during the salad course at dinner and everyone was stunned. People were cheering and clapping for her at the end.Throughout the whole night they were incredible. They kept to the timetable, were great at the introductions and our special songs like first dance and father/daughter dance, etc. I would book Soundnation again in a heartbeat. Everyone at my wedding was asking where I found such an AWESOME band. They did not disappoint!
Services Used: Band
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Jenny
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Olivera Entertainment was one of our favorite vendors from our wedding day. They supplied both our guitarist and DJ. The guitarist was Brian Litz, and Ray Casiano was our DJ. We’d originally met DJ Ray and the Olivera Entertainment group at a wedding showcase provided by our venue. That they selected to feature DJ Ray and Olivera was something that stuck out to us, and after we decided to go with them, it was clear to us why. Kevin Olivera was so knowledgeable, helpful, and responsive during our wedding planning process, which really set our minds at ease.

Our ceremony had originally been set for outside. Brian and Ray had both set up their sound equipment and everything, but half an hour before the ceremony, it began to lightly rain. They were very understanding and flexible, and were able to help move everything inside for the ceremony to begin on time. Prior to the wedding day, both Brian and Ray had been very responsive to our requests and needs. Considering how suddenly the rain started, we were so glad that we could count on them and their professionalism.

DJ Ray especially was a crucial part of our wedding day. During the dinner and reception, he acted as our Master of Ceremonies. He was always very tuned in to what was going on, making small adjustments here and there so we would have enough time to eat and make our way around the tables, greeting guests. Finally, when it came time to dance, Ray did SUCH an amazing job with the music. All the songs flowed seamlessly into one another, and our guests raved about what a great DJ Ray was. He made our night such a blast. We’re so grateful to Olivera Entertainment for helping us make our wedding day so fun and special!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Unique Services
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Dianne
Wedding:
10/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Linda King played the harp for our wedding ceremony and she was the perfect choice. Her skills are fantastic and she played so beautifully! Despite the rain and Friday commuter traffic, she was on time and delightful! I would highly recommend her for any event.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Leah
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
We thoroughly enjoyed Dennis Morley as the DJ for our wedding. We were able to sit down and meet him before booking with Olivera which we found to be a wonderful benefit of working with this company.

At that meeting Dennis was interested in learning about us as a couple as well as what our vision was for the wedding. He shared some insights on "what works and what doesn't work" for wedding music and was very willing to answer all of our questions.

Before the wedding he called us to make sure we didn't have any additional questions or concerns and then took the time to personally meet everyone in the bridal party. He respected our wishes on the "do not play" and "be sure to play" lists and made a personal effort to accomodate every request made by our wedding guests. Our guests of all ages had great fun dancing to the vareity of music Dennis played and thought he did a great job keeping the party going. He was preofessional, courteous, and in-touch with the feel of the wedding.

We could not have asked for a better DJ or company to make our wedding the event we wanted!

Leah and Chris
Services Used: DJ
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Roger
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Very impressed with the professionalism and quality of the service being provided. It was a delight to work with Kevin Olivera and would definitely recommend his services to anyone looking for musical entertainment.
Services Used: Band
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Lisa
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
We hired Pianist Connie Olivera and soloist/guitarist Ariel Francis for our wedding and Connie to continue in a one hour cocktail music following the ceremony. Olivera Music crafted a uniquely special song list marking our history and feelings as a couple for our outdoor ceremonyt. Kevin Olivera first walked us through a lot of options of bands and music to meet our vision as a musical couple (we met at the New Orleans Jazz Festival and share a love for live music and the outdoors.) Connie is such a talented pianist and beautifully plays any and everything. She agreed to meet with us at her home and walk us through our choice pieces and both suggest and choreograph a play list that flowed wonderfully. Ariel Francis willingly performed 4 jam band and rock pieces with Connie--- 2 by Van Morrison, 1 by Warren Haynes "Soulshine", and a finisher by the Beatles "All you need is Love". They wore formal attire and held up without complaint in the warm weather. They really made our ceremony complete!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
DJ Ray was WONDERFUL! We could not have asked for better! :)
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music, DJ, Unique Services
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Tim
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
I wish we could get married all over again because of DJ Ray! I can't say enough about how great he was..so personable and amazing at what he does. Thanks, Ray!!!

-Tim H
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We really enjoyed working with Olivera Music! Our music planning experience was super easy thanks to their responsiveness and professionalism. Due to a family emergency, our initial DJ was unable to work our wedding. Kevin called immediately to inform us and he set us up with another DJ with the company. What could have been very stressful at that point in our wedding planning, ended up not being a problem at all. The transition to our DJ was seamless and we loved him. DJ Brian Trice played the music we wanted and other music that went well with our taste. He did a nice job directing the wedding and keeping everyone on the dance floor! We highly recommend Olivera Music Entertainment!

- Sarah and Andy
Services Used: DJ
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Kate
Wedding:
6/8/2013
4.9/5.0
SoundNation was amazing! Everyone had a great time and they made sure that everything ran smoothly!
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Monique
Wedding:
6/8/2013
4.9/5.0
Olivera Music provided a harpist for the ceremony music at my wedding. Kristen Jepperson played a solo harp for the prelude and ceremony music. Music was beautiful and Kristen was well prepared and easy to work with. The staff at Olivera also was good to work with and very good with communication. Only slight hickup was Kristen was supposed to contact us the week of the wedding and she forgot due to scheduling. This was easily overcome because the wedding coordinator called her the day before and she was very responsive. In addition, Olivera Music followed up after the event and was very good about following up with the missed communication. I would highly recommend Olivera Music.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Tracy
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Linda King and her trio were wonderful! They played music for the ceremony and cocktail reception. They arrived on time and looked great and were very friendly and accommodating. We had many complements on the music. I would highly recommended Olivera Music and its musicians.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
DJ Brian Trace was great! He listened to our requests, and kept everyone dancing. I highly recommend Olivera Music. The prices were reasonable and they did a great job.
Services Used: DJ
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Carissa
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Linda King, harpist, provided music for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Her music was beautiful! She played outside and the harp was just the right amount of music. We did meet with Linda a few weeks prior to our wedding to choose and review music selections. She is very prompt and professional!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Sonny
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Fantastic and the attention to detail was great.
Services Used: DJ
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Heather
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Absolutely amazing! We went to their home office to listen to ceremony music options and watch some demo reels of potential bands for the reception. We decided on a Spanish guitar & violin for the ceremony and an incredible band called Invitation for the reception. One of our main goals for our weddinig day was to get people dancing and without a doubt we achieved our goal. All of our guests were raving about the band and I actually had people call me the next day to tell me how sore they were!! Kevin and Connie made everything so easy - would recommend them any day.
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The trio "Just the Two of Us" with an added bass was fantastic for our daughter's wedding. They were easy to work with and provided the perfect music background for our cocktail hour and sit-down dinner. All are accomplished musicians! Would definitely recommend them.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Stephanie
Wedding:
3/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Kevin, Connie and their coworkers at Olivera Music Entertainment were wonderful. My fiance and I did not have many strong preferences and they helped us choose just the right music to make our wedding beautiful and memorable. I would happily use them again and would recommend them without reservation. Olivera Music Entertainment is the best.
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
We had DJ Ray and it was awesome in every aspect. He dj-ed at my cousin's wedding last year and decided to use him for mine. His uplighting was beautiful and he knew how to keep the crowd on the dance floor! Ray lined us up for the bridal entrance and made sure he pronounced everyone's names correctly. He also followed up with me half an hour before the end of the allotted time and asked if I wanted to continue the music for a longer period. You will not go wrong with Olivera Music!
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
DJ Ray was wonderful. He coordinated everything during the reception. Besides providing the music, he made all of the announcements and organized the needed parties for each event (photographer, bride, groom, wedding party, etc.). Because of Ray, we, the parents of the bride were able to relax and enjoy the reception. In addition, we had a slight delay in the start of the wedding ceremony. Due to heavy rain, several of our guests were late in arriving. We decided to delay the ceremony until they arrived. Ray spoke with the Anthem String Trio (also provided by Olivera Music Entertainment) and they were gracious enough to continue with the prelude music for longer than was originally anticipated. Ray also made an announcement to the guests sitting in the chapel, as to why there was a delay in the ceremony. So, we were very grateful to him for smoothing things over and keeping everyone calm. The music he provided at the reception was just right. We would definitely hire him again.
Services Used: Band
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Judith
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Music for our daughter's wedding at Oatlands Plantation was a very high priority.

Of course, we were searching for a great band. Our goal was to create a romantic environment by incorporating music from the moment our guests stepped out of their cars in the parking lot through the entire evening.

As a result, Kevin Olivera helped us with the following:
Band selection for Dinner and Dancing --- Steppin Out, who were fantastic.
Music selection for band's repertoire
Development of five music stations for the walk from the parking lot to the ceremony area
Selection of love songs encompassing multiple genres from classic through country
Selection of music for the wedding ceremony and cocktails and
Selection of a DJ with technicians.

Kevin is personal, creative and knowledgeable. Most importantly, he executed and delivered on all of the above.

Many of our guests complimented us on the entire music component. The dance floor was always full and our guests would still be dancing if we did not have to stop due to requirements at the venue.

We had high expectations and Kevin exceeded them. We would recommend Olivera Entertainment Productions to any one including our best friends.

Judy and Carl Riedy
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music, DJ, Unique Services
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Lisa
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
The band - Rendezvous - absolutely exceeded all expectations! The music is still being talked about as a highight of the night and the dance floor was always full!!! This part of the wedding planning was so easy and so fun to go through with Kevin and his team! There wasn't a step missed and such great attention to all the details important to the bride & groom! Thank you!!!!!!
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Thank you for making my daughter's cocktail hour such a success. Connie was professional, a wonderful piano player, and able to keep the mood upbeat! Everyone really enjoyed her music.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
DJ Brian Trace handled the music at our wedding. He did a great job and got everyone dancing even though it was 106 degrees that day. He is a real professional and has a great sense of what works well for a wedding reception. He went out of his was to help us plan the structure of our reception as well.
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Olivera Music was fantastic to work with! My first contact was with Kevin, who contacted the musicians and DJ who he thought would be best for what we needed for our wedding. The duo during the ceremony and cocktail hour were fantastic and DJ Ray provided awesome music during our dinner and dancing. Much of my husband's family speaks Spanish and DJ Ray was also able to make annoucements in both English and Spanish which was very important to us. Olivera Music definitely made finding our musicians and DJ extremely easy and we are so happy we contacted them!
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music, DJ
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Emily
Wedding:
5/27/2012
4.6/5.0
Provided music for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and band. All three were excellent and just what we were looking for. They were able to provide a single guitarist, a steel pan player, and a 6 person band - all excellent. They provided a diverse set of options.
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
Olivera Music Entertainment responded with the following comments:

So glad the musicians you received were all excellent, and you were pleased to be offered diverse options from which to choose.
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Mary Kim
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Kevin Olivera could not have been more accomodating and helpful with assisting us and the Band Sonyx was wonderful.
Services Used: Band
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kittiesforall
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Olivera Music and DJ Brian Trace provided first class service for my daughter's wedding. Olivera took the time to match us with DJ Brian Trace, who was a terrific fit for couple. The couple had a few unique requests and DJ Brian was able to accomodate them completely. He was impectably dressed and arrived extra early to ensure everything was in place prior to the event. There were no mistakes made and in fact, he was the one who signaled for each member of the wedding party to begin their walk down the aisle. I would definately recommend Olivera Music and DJ Brian Trace!!!!!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.3/5.0
Overall I was pretty happy with the service I received from Olivera. Their team was always very quick to respond to my requests for information and quotes and they were pretty flexible with what I was looking for in regards to my services. My only real qualms were the price for my ceremony musicians (2 musicians for 2 hours was over 600 bucks!) and the DJ's interaction with me and my fiance on the day of the wedding. Overall the guests enjoyed the music and entertainment and things went pretty smoothly so I would definitely recommend them in the future-
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music, DJ
Olivera Music Entertainment responded with the following comments:

We are so pleased to hear you and your guests had a great time, and you received great service from our office. Our musicians are the finest in the area, performing regularly for prestigious clients and events. And, you receive unlimited service from our company, along with insurance coverage, should an unfortunate accident occur.
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Mags&Brian
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
We worked with Olivera Music to select a band for our wedding reception. They were prepared with lots of videos and options for us to look through. As we gave Kevin feedback, he made other selections for us, based on what we liked and what we didn't like. We ended up selecting Night Song. We could not have been happier! They were amazingly talented, energetic, and worked with the crowd to keep the momentum of the evening. Every guest I talked to RAVED about their performance! My husband and I were so happy and so were both sets of our parents. We cannot recommend Olivera Music highly enough! And we LOVED Night Song! They were amazing!
Services Used: Band
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joklassen
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
The ceremony and cocktail hour music provided by Anthem String Trio was exceptional. We heard so many wonderful comments and even had inquiries from guests as to how to purchase a CD of their music. The music they provided included a broad range of genres and song titles. Anthem String Trio truly made our daughter's wedding day joyous and memorable. We greatly appreciate Olivera Music Entertainment for their services.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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cslenker
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
Connie provided beautiful classical piano pieces during our wedding cocktail hour. Olivera Music was wonderful to work with. They were responsive, professional, kind, and the music Connie played was exceptional. We would surely work with them again in any setting. We highly recommend Olivera Music Entertainment.
Services Used: Band
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Melissa
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
We received forms / suggestions to help guide us in music selection for the ceremony as well as the reception. In the end, it was a combination of our input and the harpist and DJ's recommendations and we were in trusted hands and ended up with a fantastic selection
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Beth
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
How are there not more reviews on Olivera Music?? We booked Rendezvous for our reception and Just the Two of Us for our ceremony/cocktail hour music. Before I even being to talk about them, I have to talk about how easy and helpful Olivera was to get in touch with. I dealt with Kevin Olivera, the owner, who was amazing to work with. Emails answered VERY quickly, really good/honest advice and guidance as to what band(s) you might want, how big you need the band, what type of music you want. That brings me to Rendezvous, the band that played for our reception. He also plays bass for the band!
My absolute favorite part about my entire wedding was the band (Rendezvous). They really guided the "mood" for the entire evening and went far beyond my expectations. Everyone came up to me during and after saying how amazing the band was and asking who they were. I knew they were going to be good, but I never realized how good they were going to be!

They definitely took in the atmosphere and the crowd and headed in the direction that was perfect for the guests, that is what takes any band to that next level (from good to great). When I look back at the pictures and the memories that were made that night, there is music playing in the background with those memories and pictures . . . I will never forget the music. It means so much to me that they did such an amazing job.
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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MOB6/11
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
I would certainly hire Brian Trace again!
Services Used: DJ
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Michael
Wedding:
3/27/2011
5.0/5.0
We hired DJ Ray of Olivera Entertainment to DJ our wedding reception, and right from the start, he was great. We spoke to him a few times before hiring him and he answered all of our questions and gave us a very good feeling.
Before the wedding, we met and discussed the details. Ray's experience and input helped us make some decisions we were having trouble with. His insight was really helpful.
Because there was so much going on, we didn't get around to making a couple of decisions until the morning of the wedding. We sent Ray an email telling him the decisions, and we told him that if he had time, we would appreciate if he could find two specific songs to play during the reception. (We did not expect him to find/play the songs, though, given the short notice.)
Ray not only found the exact versions we wanted, but he played them at just the right time.
During and after the wedding, several people told us how great the DJ was. Our wedding coordinator was raving about how great he was, and how he really helped her. My father mentioned that Ray confirmed that he and I had the same last name. He was surprised that Ray considered everything. All of our guests said that the music selection was great. We had a broad age range for our guests, and Ray catered to all of them through his music selection.
Overall, Ray's professionalism and attention to detail were excellent. He didn't let anything fall through the cracks, and he helped to make our day special. We highly, highly recommend Ray and we would hire him again instantly.
Services Used: DJ
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Karen
Wedding:
1/15/2011
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for a talented, professional live music group for your wedding or any special occasion, the musicians of Olivera Music will not disappoint you. They were happy to travel a great distance to make our wedding special and were extremely accommodating in every aspect. Their talent is endless and they provided a very "classy" reception for this special event. The bride and groom are both musicians as well as many of their guests so the expectations were high. No one was disappointed and you will not be either.
Services Used: Band
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GBrainard
Wedding:
11/12/2010
5.0/5.0
DJ Ray, who came highly recommended by two of my friends, kept our party moving and so many people on the dancefloor. We had such a fun event and everyone has been raving about the dancing. Although I was not prepared for his "mixing" between the end and beginning of songs, one could easily discuss this with him. Thank you Ray!

Olivera also provided string support (Chelle) for our ceremony. Her playing was beautiful and she was so flexible to work with - chatting by phone a few days before the event.
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/11/2010
4.7/5.0
Ray Casiano was the DJ at our wedding reception. We really enjoyed working with him. He MC-ed the events throughout the reception very well and made sure all events (eg first dance, cake cutting, toasts) happened on time.

As the night went on, he read the crowd and played music to keep everyone up and dancing. Our guests raved about him and the music. We even paid to have him stay an extra 30 minutes since everyone was having so much fun. He even helped put together and distribute the hundreds of glow necklaces we had for our guests :-)
Services Used: DJ
Olivera Music Entertainment responded with the following comments:

We are pleased to hear the DC provided the best service possible, from MCing the evening, to keeping the various specific events moving along, to reading the crowd, and keeping the dance floor busy.....and helped with the glow necklaces. Best wishes to you!
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Kelly
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
Brian Trace was a fantastic DJ for our wedding! We were thrilled with him from our first meeting. He went above and beyond what we expected from a DJ.

Brian worked with us on selections we definitely wanted played and selections on our "Do Not Play" list. Olivera Music Entertainment provided us lists of suggested songs for various portions of the reception. This proved very helpful for us, as we were a bit overwhelmed with the many many choices out there.

His professionalism the day of the wedding was excellent. Unbeknownst to me, he even worked with my sister, the maid of honor, a week before the wedding, on a song she wanted to sing for us. We HIGHLY recommend Brian Trace for your wedding or special event!
Services Used: DJ
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victoria
Wedding:
4/16/2010
4.8/5.0
Keven Olivera was wonderful to work with regarding the music needs of our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. He took the time to find out what ideas we had and then shared his own, based on his experience and knowledge. Our venue included a piano bar which we wanted to use during the cocktail hour. Kevin located a wonderful DJ who was also an accomplished musician and piano player. Although it certainly saved us some money, it was particularly helpful in that we only had to work with a single DJ in ensuring seamless continuity between the ceremony, the cocktail hour and dancing later on. Great service!
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
Ray Casiano was amazing! I was probably the most stressed about good music being played and he took our suggestions, guidelines, constant email updates, etc. and created an amazing flow to the night. He was also a perfect MC, getting the evening running smoothly and quick to help out with pop up anouncements we needed made. He even came out on the dance floor to help with the cha cha slide since we were having some trouble. So many people commented to me on the music and we had to go an hour overtime since the dancing was still not over. Highlight of the night, surprising us in giving the microphone to me and my groom to sing along to Journey's "don't stop believing". A+ service all around.
Services Used: DJ
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SD
Wedding:
8/22/2009
5.0/5.0
DJ Ray Casiano did an excellent job at our wedding! It would not have been the same without him. He easily read the crowd and kept the dancing going for much of the night. He also did a wonderful job interacting with all of the other vendors and performers at our wedding and keeping the events flowing easily from one to another. An excellent choice for any event!
Services Used: DJ
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Kari
Wedding:
10/4/2008
4.8/5.0
I got the trio for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour and they were great! They helped me surprise my mom by playing the song she walked down the aisle to for my processional. She had no idea, and Olivera helped me coordinate the surprise! We had the programs say Canon in D and then the song switched for my entrance.

They provide a CD of music to help you decide which group is right for your event, which was definitely helpful. The trio's leader called me the week of the wedding to check in on details. I never had to worry about them - they were perfect.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Kristin
Wedding:
9/27/2008
4.0/5.0
The company is great! They were to find me a DJ 2 days before the wedding. The DJ himself did everything I asked but wasn't a big hit w/ the guest. Not sure where to go with this one. Would use them again but maybe not the same DJ. I would use him before many others though.
Services Used: DJ
Olivera Music Entertainment responded with the following comments:

So glad to hear the DJ did everything you asked! With only two days notice, we worked very hard to assist you, and are pleased you had a great day.
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Shanitra
Wedding:
8/8/2008
4.9/5.0
What can I say? We so blessed to work with some of the most wonderful vendors in the business and they all did their part to ensure our day was the most special day. Our DJ, Ray Casiano, was wonderful. He asked questions when needed and kept the music right where we wanted it. He did a wonderful job for the ceremony and their music library is a force to be reckoned with!!! He knew when to lighten the mood and when it was time to fill up the dance floor. Ray was so much fun and I would definitely say we got our money's worth.
Services Used: DJ
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lupp
Wedding:
7/4/2008
5.0/5.0
Kevin Olivera was easy to work with and very effecient. He matched our needs for ceremony music and a DJ perfectly. Our ceremony music was Just the Two of Us (sax and guitar) and our DJ was Mike Michaels. The Two of Us willingly learned specific songs for our ceremony and performed elegantly. They transitioned very well considering they were originally set up to play outside, then inside due to rain, then back outside when the rain stopped. The DJ, Mike Michaels, offered many suggestions for our timeline, was a flawless master of ceremonies and kept the guests dancing. We received many compliments on both the ceremony music and the reception music and would highly recommend Olivera Music.
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Eli
Wedding:
6/29/2008
5.0/5.0
Olivera music provided the ceremony music, cocktail hour music, and the reception music for my wedding.

Let me first say that Kevin Olivera is an extremely outgoing and accessible person, and made it very easy for us to work with him. Unlike some other vendors, he didn't push a particular band or a particular price range. He took down our ideas and tastes, and sent us a video of several bands, one of which we chose.

We chose the band "Invitation." We watched several bands on the video, but they were the only one we even considered. They have a great female and male lead vocalist, and offer a wide range of music. We chose almost exclusively soul and motown music, r&b, for our event, and this is clearly one of their strengths. We also had several Brazilian family members in the crowd and Invitation was able to cover several Brazilian songs (not easy), very well.

Two of their band members handled the ceremony music, and learned three new songs just for our processional, bride entrance, and recessional. Three of them handled the cocktail hour and did standard jazz and blues-type stuff. The full band played at the reception and blew the roof off! They didn't do the regular schtick that you see with wedding bands. No funny hats or outfits, no stupid dances, no grabbing grandma and yanking her onto the floor. They played balls-out Steve Wonder, Temps, Michael Jackson, and more.

Another thing worth noting, Invitation was one of the cheapest bands out there, in terms of price. They were STELLAR, and are worth a lot more then they charge. Book them today!
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/7/2008
5.0/5.0
We had three strings play at our ceremony. They were beautiful! Perfect for an outside wedding and definitely well worth the money!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Cecelia
Wedding:
11/24/2007
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about both Connie Olivera who provided the ceremony and cocktail hour music and Dennis Morley who was our DJ during the dinner and reception following. Both of them worked with us to make sure our needs were met in regards to our music.
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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katcvt
Wedding:
9/8/2007
4.4/5.0
I'm sure Olivera is great, but really you work with the individual DJ - not the company they work for. Our DJ was Brian Trace. He worked out just fine. Not in your face and obnoxious. Respected the do not play list - although I would have rather some music choices been different, but that is my fault for giving up some control over everything. :-) Our neice played the piano for our ceremony music and did a great job. Brian worked with her the day of and was there as a backup if needed. He was also very attentive to our needs after the ceremony and made sure we had everything we needed. ALSO...we later found out that Brian also works independently - so if you can contact him directly its significantly cheaper.
Services Used: DJ
Olivera Music Entertainment responded with the following comments:

We require a 50% deposit to secure our performers, however, it does not follow that we make a 50% profit! We offer unlimited service to every one of our customers, in order to make your wedding a success. By hiring an agency, you have the piece of mind knowing everything will go smoothly, even if something unfortunate happens to your performer at the last minute, along with being covered by liability insurance, something not always carried by individual performers. You also benefit from the expertise of our agency which has over 25 years of experience in the special events industry.

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