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Penguin Wedding Music

Brooklyn , NY
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199 31st St.
Brooklyn, NY 11232 US (map)

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347-307-0142

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ABOUT US

Winner of Wedding Wire’s “Brides Choice Awards” 3 years in a row, Penguin Music is one of the leading providers of wedding and event music in New York City, New Jersey and the Tri-State... Read more
Winner of Wedding Wire’s “Brides Choice Awards” 3 years in a row, Penguin Music is one of the leading providers of wedding and event music in New York City, New Jersey and the Tri-State area. Founded by guitarist Steven Cohen and cellist Chris Loxley in 2007, Penguin Music has grown to become a community of some of the most experienced wedding guitarists and cellists in New York City. With a song-list ranging from Adele and Dave Matthews, to Bach and Louis Armstrong, Penguin is perfect for any event; Whether it is an elegant wedding ceremony, or an upbeat cocktail hour or dinner reception. Visit our Blog to see pictures and listen to songs from some recent weddings.

Bio: Founded by guitarist Steven Cohen and cellist Chris Loxley in 2007, Penguin Music has grown to become a community of some of the most experienced wedding guitarists and cellists in New York City.We have all played on major stages around the world, and almost all of us have advanced degrees in music. With such a strong group of musicians, you have back up in-case of unforeseen events. See our individual bios on our website.


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Email: Booking@penguinweddingmusicny.com

Website: www.penguinweddingmusicny.com


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Chelsea
Wedding:
9/6/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I hired Penguin Wedding Music to perform the music for our wedding ceremony. They had to learn two new songs for the event, and did not disappoint! They sounded absolutely beautiful and really added to the special day. Our guests did not stop raving about their performance. I'd definitely recommend them to other couples looking for live music for their ceremony (and even for the cocktail hour). We did not need them for the cocktail hour, but if we did we definitely would have used them.
My husband and I hired Penguin Wedding Music to perform the music for our wedding ceremony. They had to learn two new Read more...
My husband and I hired Penguin Wedding Music to perform the music for our wedding ceremony. They had to learn two new songs for the event, and did not disappoint! They sounded absolutely beautiful and really added to the special day. Our guests did not stop raving about their performance. I'd definitely recommend them to other couples looking for live music for their ceremony (and even for the cocktail hour). We did not need them for the cocktail hour, but if we did we definitely would have used them. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Clarice
Wedding:
9/4/2015
4.9/5.0
Chris Loxley and Nate Jasensky (Penguin Music cellist/guitar duo) took our ceremony to the next level. They are professional, talented, and able to accommodate any music request. Our guests couldn't stop raving about them!
Chris Loxley and Nate Jasensky (Penguin Music cellist/guitar duo) took our ceremony to the next level. They are Read more...
Chris Loxley and Nate Jasensky (Penguin Music cellist/guitar duo) took our ceremony to the next level. They are professional, talented, and able to accommodate any music request. Our guests couldn't stop raving about them! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Ellen
Wedding:
6/20/2015
5.0/5.0
The duo of guitar and cello sent to our wedding by Penguin Music did a wonderful job! They were very professional and played superbly. I had many positive comments from our guests regarding their music. And Steven was a delight to work with-very prompt and helpful in aiding us choose music for the wedding ceremony. I would recommend Penguin Music without reservation.
The duo of guitar and cello sent to our wedding by Penguin Music did a wonderful job! They were very professional and Read more...
The duo of guitar and cello sent to our wedding by Penguin Music did a wonderful job! They were very professional and played superbly. I had many positive comments from our guests regarding their music. And Steven was a delight to work with-very prompt and helpful in aiding us choose music for the wedding ceremony. I would recommend Penguin Music without reservation. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had Penguin play while guests arrived, during our ceremony, and for the first few minutes of cocktail hour to allow a seamless transition to our DJ. We could not have made a better choice- they were absolutely incredible! We were looking for something beautiful and timeless, as well as something that would make our older family members happy while still having the music reflect our personality and tastes. Penguin did incredible custom arrangements for Talking Heads and Smashing Pumpkins songs, and we received nothing but raves from our guests (and other vendors). My father, who is a professional musician, could not stop talking about how great they were. They were easy to coordinate with, very friendly, and put me at ease throughout the entire process. I cannot recommend them highly enough!
We had Penguin play while guests arrived, during our ceremony, and for the first few minutes of cocktail hour to allow a Read more...
We had Penguin play while guests arrived, during our ceremony, and for the first few minutes of cocktail hour to allow a seamless transition to our DJ. We could not have made a better choice- they were absolutely incredible! We were looking for something beautiful and timeless, as well as something that would make our older family members happy while still having the music reflect our personality and tastes. Penguin did incredible custom arrangements for Talking Heads and Smashing Pumpkins songs, and we received nothing but raves from our guests (and other vendors). My father, who is a professional musician, could not stop talking about how great they were. They were easy to coordinate with, very friendly, and put me at ease throughout the entire process. I cannot recommend them highly enough! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Kim
Wedding:
9/13/2014
4.6/5.0
We hired Penguin to do the ceremony music at our wedding, I was looking for live music that was laid-back, modern but still classy and after listening to a lot of their samples on their website, really fell in love with the guitar/cello sound. Booking Penguin was very easy, they were responsive over email and had a very simple worksheet. On the day of, our musicians were on time, dressed professionally, and performed AWESOME music. We chose popular music for the half hour before the ceremony and there were just so many amazing songs that I enjoyed from the backroom with my Bridal party—they do a particularly wonderful acoustic Call Me Maybe. :) My only complaint is that we weren't able to preview the piece that we asked them to learn for the bride’s walk down the aisle. It wasn’t done quite right and as I was walking down the aisle, neither my husband nor I recognized the song until I was all the way at the front of the aisle. I wish I had pressed them to share this with us prior to the day of the wedding, it appears from the other reviews that sometimes they can do this if they are not too busy. Otherwise, I would still fully recommend Penguin to any bride looking for talented musicians for live ceremony music that is fun, modern, and beautiful, and would definitely use them again!
We hired Penguin to do the ceremony music at our wedding, I was looking for live music that was laid-back, modern but Read more...
We hired Penguin to do the ceremony music at our wedding, I was looking for live music that was laid-back, modern but still classy and after listening to a lot of their samples on their website, really fell in love with the guitar/cello sound. Booking Penguin was very easy, they were responsive over email and had a very simple worksheet. On the day of, our musicians were on time, dressed professionally, and performed AWESOME music. We chose popular music for the half hour before the ceremony and there were just so many amazing songs that I enjoyed from the backroom with my Bridal party—they do a particularly wonderful acoustic Call Me Maybe. :) My only complaint is that we weren't able to preview the piece that we asked them to learn for the bride’s walk down the aisle. It wasn’t done quite right and as I was walking down the aisle, neither my husband nor I recognized the song until I was all the way at the front of the aisle. I wish I had pressed them to share this with us prior to the day of the wedding, it appears from the other reviews that sometimes they can do this if they are not too busy. Otherwise, I would still fully recommend Penguin to any bride looking for talented musicians for live ceremony music that is fun, modern, and beautiful, and would definitely use them again! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Stephanie
Wedding:
7/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Loved Penquin music! We had a cello and guitar for our ceremony and it was amazing. They were great to work with and responsive and helpful. The music on the day was better than I could have imagined. We'll dressed performers who were also very nice and willing to move around for photos after the ceremony. Extremely happy!
Loved Penquin music! We had a cello and guitar for our ceremony and it was amazing. They were great to work with and Read more...
Loved Penquin music! We had a cello and guitar for our ceremony and it was amazing. They were great to work with and responsive and helpful. The music on the day was better than I could have imagined. We'll dressed performers who were also very nice and willing to move around for photos after the ceremony. Extremely happy! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.4/5.0
Amazing addition to our Brooklyn wedding! The music was beautiful and so many of our guests commented that it was the perfect addition to the ceremony and cocktail hour. My only complaint is that they were often quite difficult to get in touch with/not very responsive. Other than that, we were so happy with Penguin Music!
Amazing addition to our Brooklyn wedding! The music was beautiful and so many of our guests commented that it was the Read more...
Amazing addition to our Brooklyn wedding! The music was beautiful and so many of our guests commented that it was the perfect addition to the ceremony and cocktail hour. My only complaint is that they were often quite difficult to get in touch with/not very responsive. Other than that, we were so happy with Penguin Music! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Emily
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
We hired Penguin for our wedding day ceremony music. They played beautifully. They learned the 2 new songs we had selected that were very meaningful to us. They were professional and responded to all emails in a timely manner. I would 100% recommend them to anyone getting married!
We hired Penguin for our wedding day ceremony music. They played beautifully. They learned the 2 new songs we had selected Read more...
We hired Penguin for our wedding day ceremony music. They played beautifully. They learned the 2 new songs we had selected that were very meaningful to us. They were professional and responded to all emails in a timely manner. I would 100% recommend them to anyone getting married! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Cameron
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
I could go on for pages about how wonderful Penguin Wedding Music was to work with, but I'll stick to the highlights:

- Their cello/ guitar combination was beautiful, and guests were raving about them to us the entire evening.

- They played their own assortment of music while guests were being seated, then played three songs that they had learned specifically for us during the ceremony - "Lovers in Japan" and "Reign of Love" by Coldplay and "You Make My Dreams Come True" by Hall and Oats. All of it was fantastic, but their renditions of the songs we requested were especially impressive.

- They were very professional and easy to reach in the months of planning leading up to the wedding, and were completely self-sufficient during the wedding itself. No hand holding or directions of any kind were required, which was really appreciated.

Overall, I'd recommend Penguin Music to any family or friend without any hesitation. They helped make our special day that much better, and we can't imagine the ceremony without the beautiful soundtrack they provided.
I could go on for pages about how wonderful Penguin Wedding Music was to work with, but I'll stick to the highlights: Read more...
I could go on for pages about how wonderful Penguin Wedding Music was to work with, but I'll stick to the highlights:

- Their cello/ guitar combination was beautiful, and guests were raving about them to us the entire evening.

- They played their own assortment of music while guests were being seated, then played three songs that they had learned specifically for us during the ceremony - "Lovers in Japan" and "Reign of Love" by Coldplay and "You Make My Dreams Come True" by Hall and Oats. All of it was fantastic, but their renditions of the songs we requested were especially impressive.

- They were very professional and easy to reach in the months of planning leading up to the wedding, and were completely self-sufficient during the wedding itself. No hand holding or directions of any kind were required, which was really appreciated.

Overall, I'd recommend Penguin Music to any family or friend without any hesitation. They helped make our special day that much better, and we can't imagine the ceremony without the beautiful soundtrack they provided. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Adam
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Penguin music were GREAT for our wedding, we initially planned only to hire a ceremony musician but after doing our research we decided to also have the guys play our outdoor cocktail hour. The ceremony went off beautifully (my wife was ecstatic about their rendition Spoon's "I summon you" which is what we asked them to play for the recessional) and then they provided wonderful music for the cocktail hour. Overall they were a huge hit.
Penguin music were GREAT for our wedding, we initially planned only to hire a ceremony musician but after doing our Read more...
Penguin music were GREAT for our wedding, we initially planned only to hire a ceremony musician but after doing our research we decided to also have the guys play our outdoor cocktail hour. The ceremony went off beautifully (my wife was ecstatic about their rendition Spoon's "I summon you" which is what we asked them to play for the recessional) and then they provided wonderful music for the cocktail hour. Overall they were a huge hit. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music

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