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Radio King Orchestra

Montgomery Village , MD
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LOCATION

P.O. Box 2053
Montgomery Village, MD 20886 US (map)

PHONE

301-330-8622

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Chic entertainment and a unique experience your guests will remember for all the right reasons! Radio King Orchestra performs music to bridge generations, pleasing all your guests: those... Read more
Chic entertainment and a unique experience your guests will remember for all the right reasons! Radio King Orchestra performs music to bridge generations, pleasing all your guests: those who want to dance, those who want to converse and those who want to be entertained! Read less
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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Large (6+ musicians), Medium (4-6 musicians), Small (1-3 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
Big Band, Jazz, Latin, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
Tuxedo or white dinner jackets for the instrumentalists and gowns for the female singer(s)
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Yes
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
Yes
How much time do you usually need for setup?
2 hours
How much space do you usually require?
The big band orchestras can range anywhere from 12' x 18' up to 30' x 36'...
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
We do...however, only for promotional events and not very often
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
We provide our own sound that is sufficient for most small to medium venues. Due to the nature of our bands most people do not want flashing or extensive lighting. A gentle warm wash on the band is perfect.
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
We emcee as much as is needed and interact with the guests as appropriate between and/or during songs.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
Depending upon the event and the wishes of our client we encourage thru performance and appropriately on microphone or go out into the audience when appropriate. The entertainment value of the orchestra's performance takes care of everyone: those who want to dance, those who just want to visit and those who want to sit and be entertained.
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 around our client's schedule of events which is worked out beforehand. We are flexible, though, as sometimes the timing of the events may not flow exactly with the schedule. Yes, we do ask that the client provide some sort of meal for our musicians either before the event or on a break.
Do you play recorded music during your break?
Yes. We usually provide recorded music during our break but we also allow the client to provide special music they may want to hear as well. We will run their selections through our sound system as well.
If one or more of the band members is unable to attend, what is your backup plan?
We get confirmations 2-3 days beforehand and if someone doesn't show up due to an accident(?) we have many other musicians to call that are local.
What is your overtime rate?
Essentially 10% of the cost of the band per hour
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Only for out of town performances
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
50% deposit

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Rebecca
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Radio King Orchestra literally helped to create the beauty, magic and fun that made our daughter's wedding one of the most beautiful and memorable weddings ever. RKO handled all the sound for the ceremony, provided musicians for the ceremony, wrote the music for the various instruments, arranged the songs, provided different musicians for the cocktail hour, and then played fabulous, swing band music for the dinner/reception and dancing. Guest after guests continues to tell us how fabulous the music throughout the evening was. I am so grateful that I never once had to be concerned with the sound system or the quality of the music. Everything was like an A-Class Hollywood production. If I ever have an important event in the future that calls for the very best live music and sound production - or just need the best swing band in the nation - RKO will be the first place I call. They are so fantastic and so good, I would even change the date of any event to accommodate their schedule. RKO simply is the very best swing band in existence, and they are also amazingly flexible, fun and easy to work with. If you are planning a wedding or a major event - your music will set the tone and be the one major thing that people will long remember. Radio King Orchestra will make it a joyous, perfect memory!
Radio King Orchestra literally helped to create the beauty, magic and fun that made our daughter's wedding one of the most Read more...
Radio King Orchestra literally helped to create the beauty, magic and fun that made our daughter's wedding one of the most beautiful and memorable weddings ever. RKO handled all the sound for the ceremony, provided musicians for the ceremony, wrote the music for the various instruments, arranged the songs, provided different musicians for the cocktail hour, and then played fabulous, swing band music for the dinner/reception and dancing. Guest after guests continues to tell us how fabulous the music throughout the evening was. I am so grateful that I never once had to be concerned with the sound system or the quality of the music. Everything was like an A-Class Hollywood production. If I ever have an important event in the future that calls for the very best live music and sound production - or just need the best swing band in the nation - RKO will be the first place I call. They are so fantastic and so good, I would even change the date of any event to accommodate their schedule. RKO simply is the very best swing band in existence, and they are also amazingly flexible, fun and easy to work with. If you are planning a wedding or a major event - your music will set the tone and be the one major thing that people will long remember. Radio King Orchestra will make it a joyous, perfect memory! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music, Unique Services
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Kristin
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
They walked the line between being professional and personal perfectly. They coordinated the music for our ceremony and reception and both were absolutely beautiful. I recommend them for any kind of event. These guys know what they are doing and they do it well! They are wiling to work with you to give you exactly what you want and they are so pleasant to work with.
They walked the line between being professional and personal perfectly. They coordinated the music for our ceremony and Read more...
They walked the line between being professional and personal perfectly. They coordinated the music for our ceremony and reception and both were absolutely beautiful. I recommend them for any kind of event. These guys know what they are doing and they do it well! They are wiling to work with you to give you exactly what you want and they are so pleasant to work with. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Our daughter was married on July 27, 2013. We hired RKO after hearing them play at our neice's wedding in December. They were a delight to work with, very accomodating and always prompt with an answer to any question we might have had. Robin has an amazing voice and the band is very smooth. Many of our guests, from teenagers to grandparents, complimented us on the music. This swing band was one of the highlights of the night! I highly recommend them!
Our daughter was married on July 27, 2013. We hired RKO after hearing them play at our neice's wedding in December. They Read more...
Our daughter was married on July 27, 2013. We hired RKO after hearing them play at our neice's wedding in December. They were a delight to work with, very accomodating and always prompt with an answer to any question we might have had. Robin has an amazing voice and the band is very smooth. Many of our guests, from teenagers to grandparents, complimented us on the music. This swing band was one of the highlights of the night! I highly recommend them! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
This band MADE our wedding! Our family and friends will never forget it and neither will we! They were so easy to work with and so flexible-my sister-in-law sings and wanted to sing us 2 songs as her gift and they made her feel more than welcome on stage with her. Everyone was blown away by their performance! You just don't really see a band like them perform at a wedding anymore and it's a shame! The only complaint I could possibly give would be Robin's beautiful vocals could have been louder, but I say that with the utmost sincerity and appreciation for the music they play and sing and just out of wanting everyone to hear what they do loud and clear! Seriously best decision we ever made!
This band MADE our wedding! Our family and friends will never forget it and neither will we! They were so easy to work Read more...
This band MADE our wedding! Our family and friends will never forget it and neither will we! They were so easy to work with and so flexible-my sister-in-law sings and wanted to sing us 2 songs as her gift and they made her feel more than welcome on stage with her. Everyone was blown away by their performance! You just don't really see a band like them perform at a wedding anymore and it's a shame! The only complaint I could possibly give would be Robin's beautiful vocals could have been louder, but I say that with the utmost sincerity and appreciation for the music they play and sing and just out of wanting everyone to hear what they do loud and clear! Seriously best decision we ever made! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Amy
Wedding:
10/11/2008
5.0/5.0
RKO was terrific!! They did so much to make our reception fun from helping to select the reception/dance floor layout to creating a playlist. Robin and Rick are so easy to work with and knowledgeable about how to create a fun, upbeat reception. The music was fantastic and had everyone up and dancing . . . even my younger cousin! Everyone thought that having a real band instead of a DJ was a unique touch and they loved the music. RKO is a band of great talent and I would highly recommend them to anyone!
RKO was terrific!! They did so much to make our reception fun from helping to select the reception/dance floor layout to Read more...
RKO was terrific!! They did so much to make our reception fun from helping to select the reception/dance floor layout to creating a playlist. Robin and Rick are so easy to work with and knowledgeable about how to create a fun, upbeat reception. The music was fantastic and had everyone up and dancing . . . even my younger cousin! Everyone thought that having a real band instead of a DJ was a unique touch and they loved the music. RKO is a band of great talent and I would highly recommend them to anyone! Read less
Services Used: Band

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