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Renaissance Orchestra

Philadelphia , PA

LOCATION

Philadelphia, PA 19103 US (map)

PHONE

610-370-3050

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ABOUT US

We are a ten piece band that consists of two male vocalists, two female vocalists, guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, trumpet and saxophone. Our instrumentation and diverse vocalists allow... Read more
We are a ten piece band that consists of two male vocalists, two female vocalists, guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, trumpet and saxophone. Our instrumentation and diverse vocalists allow us to play a wide variety of musical styles. We provide a high energy dance party and our goal is to keep your dance floor packed all night long! We play continuous music throughout the party, which means no breaks and no Cd’s unless you wanted that for some reason. We play what’s appropriate for what’s happening during the party, so we keep it mellow during dinner time. Hopefully you get a chance to explore our web site and browse our song list. In addition to the songs you see there, we will learn up to three songs for your party. Our band manager, Phaedra will handle all of the pre-party planning with you and during the party and would be the person that acts as emcee and coordinates with your other vendors. That way, you can relax and enjoy the fun with your family and friends and not worry about the little details.

Our packages typically consist of a duo of piano or guitar, accompanied by a horn, for your cocktail hour and the full ten piece band for a four hour reception.

Renaissance has been in business for over eleven years and during that time we have built a stellar reputation of professionalism, service and exceptional talent. The success of your party is of the utmost importance to us and we will go above and beyond to make sure it’s the party of a lifetime!

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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)
What music genre does your band play?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Big Band, Classic Rock, Country, Dance, Funk, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Reggae, Rock, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
Always black tie, unless requested otherwise.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
We have CDs available and we offer live showcases monthly.
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
Yes, we will learn up to three new songs in addition to our vast repetoire.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
Ideally 2-3 hours, but a set-up can be accomplished in 1 hour if need be.
How much space do you usually require?
Ideally 12'x24', but we can accommodate most spaces. We can always make it work.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
We use music stands that have our name and logo on the front.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
We provide lighting for the stage. Any room or dance floor lighting should be contracted through your venue.
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
Emcee, yes. No extraneous chatter, just GREAT music!
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
We respect the fact that during dinner, people like to converse with the guests at their table, so we play tasteful and appropriate music to facilitate that. The motivation for people to dance is popular songs, played the way you are used to hearing them. That's all the inspiration we've ever seen any of our parties need.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We will NOT take a full band break, but we do require a meal. Our musicians rotate a dinner break while you and your guests are having dinner.
Do you play recorded music during your break?
No, because we play continuous music. We have the ability to play recorded music by request.
If one or more of the band members is unable to attend, what is your backup plan?
Though extremely rare, in the event of an emergency, we can substitute any member of the band on short notice. Our performance and presentation are never affected by substitutions.
What is your overtime rate?
$1000 per 1/2 hour
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Varies if over 70 miles from Center City Phila.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
We require a $1000.00 deposit to secure a date.

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Melissa
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Renaissance Orchestra was great! I can't even count the number of compliments we got on them. I had friends asking for their business cards who aren't even currently planning their weddings just because they were so good. Phaedra, the band leader, was great to work with and very flexible. They accommodated all of our requests and really put me at ease for the big night. If you're considering working with them - do it!!! You won't regret it!
Renaissance Orchestra was great! I can't even count the number of compliments we got on them. I had friends asking for Read more...
Renaissance Orchestra was great! I can't even count the number of compliments we got on them. I had friends asking for their business cards who aren't even currently planning their weddings just because they were so good. Phaedra, the band leader, was great to work with and very flexible. They accommodated all of our requests and really put me at ease for the big night. If you're considering working with them - do it!!! You won't regret it! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Renaissance Orchestra is the most amazing band ever! We just had them for our wedding and they were phenomenal! Everyone still keeps talking about them. Phaedra is their MC and coordinator and band member, she is very easy to deal with. She answers all questions promptly. She even drove with her husband (the drummer) about an hour away to meet us to discuss last minute details. My parents orchestrated a surprise for us and they get the bands help to do it, from what I understand it was done seamlessly. We had them learn 3 songs for our wedding: our wedding song, my dad and my song and our entrance into the reception song. My husband and I are performers so we were pretty specific about how we wanted these songs played, even down to the tempo. On our wedding day, those songs made us cry because they were PERFECT! There is not one weak member of this band. They play a wide variety of music. They have 4 vocalists- 2 males and 2 females. They also have some latin music which is great since my mom's side is hispanic. We can't recommend this band more. We will definitely use them again for something! Thank you for making our day wonderful!
Renaissance Orchestra is the most amazing band ever! We just had them for our wedding and they were phenomenal! Everyone Read more...
Renaissance Orchestra is the most amazing band ever! We just had them for our wedding and they were phenomenal! Everyone still keeps talking about them. Phaedra is their MC and coordinator and band member, she is very easy to deal with. She answers all questions promptly. She even drove with her husband (the drummer) about an hour away to meet us to discuss last minute details. My parents orchestrated a surprise for us and they get the bands help to do it, from what I understand it was done seamlessly. We had them learn 3 songs for our wedding: our wedding song, my dad and my song and our entrance into the reception song. My husband and I are performers so we were pretty specific about how we wanted these songs played, even down to the tempo. On our wedding day, those songs made us cry because they were PERFECT! There is not one weak member of this band. They play a wide variety of music. They have 4 vocalists- 2 males and 2 females. They also have some latin music which is great since my mom's side is hispanic. We can't recommend this band more. We will definitely use them again for something! Thank you for making our day wonderful! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Book them today!!! The Renaissance Orchestra completely blew us away, they were absolutely incredible. I knew from my first conversation with Phaedra (the band manger) that they were going to be amazing. First an foremost they are excellent performers and they have a wide ranging repertoire! We had them play an Otis Redding song for our first song and it was better than I would have ever expected. They learned three songs for our wedding all of which were spot on!! They also played an acoustic version of a Bob Dylan and a Kooks song and they did both of them perfectly. They truly made our night perfect. Multiple people came up to me and said they were the best band they had heard at a wedding. Throughout the entire planning process Phaedra was one of the most professional vendors I worked with. She is extremely responsive, she got back to me within 24 hours every time!!! Every conversation and interaction with her is very profession, she is kind, friendly and she just gets that wedding planning can be stressful. I feel like every time I talked with Phaedra I just felt like I didn't need to stress about the music because it was all taken care of and I my expectations were exceeded. I recommend the Renaissance Orchestra with the highest reviews, they will truly make your wedding perfect!!!!
Book them today!!! The Renaissance Orchestra completely blew us away, they were absolutely incredible. I knew from my Read more...
Book them today!!! The Renaissance Orchestra completely blew us away, they were absolutely incredible. I knew from my first conversation with Phaedra (the band manger) that they were going to be amazing. First an foremost they are excellent performers and they have a wide ranging repertoire! We had them play an Otis Redding song for our first song and it was better than I would have ever expected. They learned three songs for our wedding all of which were spot on!! They also played an acoustic version of a Bob Dylan and a Kooks song and they did both of them perfectly. They truly made our night perfect. Multiple people came up to me and said they were the best band they had heard at a wedding. Throughout the entire planning process Phaedra was one of the most professional vendors I worked with. She is extremely responsive, she got back to me within 24 hours every time!!! Every conversation and interaction with her is very profession, she is kind, friendly and she just gets that wedding planning can be stressful. I feel like every time I talked with Phaedra I just felt like I didn't need to stress about the music because it was all taken care of and I my expectations were exceeded. I recommend the Renaissance Orchestra with the highest reviews, they will truly make your wedding perfect!!!! Read less
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Devin
Wedding:
5/23/2014
5.0/5.0
AMAZING...AMAZING...AMAZING! I cannot say enough good things about Renaissance. So professional, so talented, and they know how to get everyone to dance. I am constantly being told how great they were at the wedding and how they couldn't stop dancing. Thank you for making my wedding so incredible!
AMAZING...AMAZING...AMAZING! I cannot say enough good things about Renaissance. So professional, so talented, and they Read more...
AMAZING...AMAZING...AMAZING! I cannot say enough good things about Renaissance. So professional, so talented, and they know how to get everyone to dance. I am constantly being told how great they were at the wedding and how they couldn't stop dancing. Thank you for making my wedding so incredible! Read less
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candace
Wedding:
5/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Fantastic band. When I looked back at the reception seating and saw no one sitting, I knew we had made the right choice. Professional, exceptional musicians, and fun. I hope my other two daughters get married in the area so we can hire them again!
Fantastic band. When I looked back at the reception seating and saw no one sitting, I knew we had made the right choice. Read more...
Fantastic band. When I looked back at the reception seating and saw no one sitting, I knew we had made the right choice. Professional, exceptional musicians, and fun. I hope my other two daughters get married in the area so we can hire them again! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
What a party- when beginning our planning for the wedding reception, I had one goal in mind and that was for everyone to dance the night away. Mission accomplished! All 250 guests were up on the dance floor at some point and most got up after our first dance and hardly left except to eat!! People are still telling us what a fantastic time they had and they all mention what an awesome band we had. Renaissance Orchestra was stellar and I would recommend them to anyone!
What a party- when beginning our planning for the wedding reception, I had one goal in mind and that was for everyone to Read more...
What a party- when beginning our planning for the wedding reception, I had one goal in mind and that was for everyone to dance the night away. Mission accomplished! All 250 guests were up on the dance floor at some point and most got up after our first dance and hardly left except to eat!! People are still telling us what a fantastic time they had and they all mention what an awesome band we had. Renaissance Orchestra was stellar and I would recommend them to anyone! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Renaissance Orchestra was the best decision we made for our wedding ceremony. They had our party dancing the entire night. All of our guests said they were the best wedding band they've ever heard!
Renaissance Orchestra was the best decision we made for our wedding ceremony. They had our party dancing the entire night. Read more...
Renaissance Orchestra was the best decision we made for our wedding ceremony. They had our party dancing the entire night. All of our guests said they were the best wedding band they've ever heard! Read less
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Anne
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot fully express how amazing this band was! They learned three songs for us, one of which was a Phish song (not that easy) and they nailed all three. They really listened to our preferences and played genres that we selected. Not only are they wonderful musicians, but they are affordable (they are an independent band, so you don't pay extra to go through a booking company), responsive, and super professional. So many people at our wedding raved about this band, and they made our reception unforgettable! I will most certainly be recommending Renaissance Orchestra to anyone and everyone!
I cannot fully express how amazing this band was! They learned three songs for us, one of which was a Phish song (not that Read more...
I cannot fully express how amazing this band was! They learned three songs for us, one of which was a Phish song (not that easy) and they nailed all three. They really listened to our preferences and played genres that we selected. Not only are they wonderful musicians, but they are affordable (they are an independent band, so you don't pay extra to go through a booking company), responsive, and super professional. So many people at our wedding raved about this band, and they made our reception unforgettable! I will most certainly be recommending Renaissance Orchestra to anyone and everyone! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Renaissance Orchestra was everything you would hope a wedding band to be! Phaedra and Leon were amazing to work throughout the planning process so stressing about the band was something we never had to do. The dance floor was packed all night long. They learned our wedding song and a couple other songs for us and they sounded awesome. We were very pleased and our guests loved them. My Maid of Honor is now looking to book them for her wedding.
Renaissance Orchestra was everything you would hope a wedding band to be! Phaedra and Leon were amazing to work throughout Read more...
Renaissance Orchestra was everything you would hope a wedding band to be! Phaedra and Leon were amazing to work throughout the planning process so stressing about the band was something we never had to do. The dance floor was packed all night long. They learned our wedding song and a couple other songs for us and they sounded awesome. We were very pleased and our guests loved them. My Maid of Honor is now looking to book them for her wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
This band is BY FAR the best wedding band that I have ever seen. They did both of my sisters weddings and we knew that we had to have them. Phaedra is absolutely amazing to work with and will accommodate just about anything. They are based out of Philadelphia and made the trip to Virginia for our wedding. I can't tell you how many people have come to us saying that it was the best band they have heard and asking where we found them. They play fun, energetic songs and really get the crowd going. My mother-in-law is even planning on having them down at some point for when she has a party. I could write forever as to how much I love this band... But I will leave it at that.
This band is BY FAR the best wedding band that I have ever seen. They did both of my sisters weddings and we knew that we Read more...
This band is BY FAR the best wedding band that I have ever seen. They did both of my sisters weddings and we knew that we had to have them. Phaedra is absolutely amazing to work with and will accommodate just about anything. They are based out of Philadelphia and made the trip to Virginia for our wedding. I can't tell you how many people have come to us saying that it was the best band they have heard and asking where we found them. They play fun, energetic songs and really get the crowd going. My mother-in-law is even planning on having them down at some point for when she has a party. I could write forever as to how much I love this band... But I will leave it at that. Read less
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