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Spectrum Band

Chesterfield , MO
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14140 Conway Road
Chesterfield, MO 63017 US (map)

PHONE

314-434-7153

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ABOUT US

Spectrum is proud to announce that we are a recipient of the 2015 (and the 2014 & 2013) “Best of Weddings” award from The Knot! We were also honored to receive the WeddingWire 2014... Read more
Spectrum is proud to announce that we are a recipient of the 2015 (and the 2014 & 2013) “Best of Weddings” award from The Knot! We were also honored to receive the WeddingWire 2014 "Couple's Award" as well as this same award for the past 6 years. We also have many NEW reviews from past clients on theknot.com and weddingwire.com. We were also selected by CBS/KMOX as one of the "Top Wedding Bands in St. Louis". Additionally, we were selected as the "Best Band in Missouri" in the Modern Bride national magazine for two years in a row! We are an award winning 9-piece dance band that is one of the most requested and entertaining professional local bands for St. Louis weddings as you can see from the band's web site schedule. Instrumentation is: Male & Female Lead Vocalists Background, Keyboard, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Saxophone, Trumpet, and Trombone.

Spectrum is one of the most requested and entertaining professional bands in St. Louis for private parties. We are one of the few preferred bands at: the Coronado Ballroom, St. Louis Palladium, Renaissance Grand, Wildwood Hotel & Conference Center, Ritz-Carlton, Chase Park Plaza, Kemoll's Top of the Met, Kemp Auto Museum, Windows On/Off Washington, Sheraton City Center, Frontenac Hilton, and most of the local country clubs. Visit our web site to see more than 200 St. Louis venues where we’ve performed.

Spectrum is based in Chesterfield, MO and is comprised of some of St. Louis' BEST professional musicians as you can easily confirm by reviewing our extensive audio and video demos. We have the talent necessary to surpass your expectations and ensure that you experience the best band possible at your ceremony and reception. We provide a “real” state-of-the-art sound system that’s continuously being upgraded for perfect CD audio quality and a new light system with 32 LED arrays for a stage appearance that is absolutely dazzling. Our latest addition (that is only offered by Spectrum) is the flagship TD-30 electronic drum set from Roland. It not only looks great and makes the songs sound exactly like the originals but it also allows us to have complete control of the band’s volume. Experience it via our brand new videos.

The Wildwood Hotel had their first New Year’s Eve party and they were concerned about ticket sales prior to the event. They hired Spectrum Band to capitalize on our reputation in West County and it was a SOLD OUT event! We even performed for an additional 30 minutes since the crowd was having such a great time.

One of our most important features is that two professional engineers are always on site for each performance to ensure that the sound/volume and lighting are always perfect! You can be assured that our musicians are not awkwardly trying to run the sound and light systems while performing on stage.

We have been performing for over 20 years and featured in "Southern Living Magazine", "St. Louis Bride Magazine", "Martha Stewart Wedding Magazine", "Post-Dispatch", "Best Bridal", "Modern Bride Magazine", and recently featured as one of only two bands in "The St. Louis Wedding Book". We were also featured in the international magazine "Modern Drummer" as one of the most successful local bands in the country. We are members of the American Federation of Musicians and can provide proof of liability insurance upon request (always ask).

Our comprehensive web site is fun to review and proudly includes: our complete schedule with past and future dates to give you comfort and establish credibility (we don’t use the tactic of “hiding” our schedule); our huge song list that reflects the musical diversity of the band; hundreds of "current" unsolicited reviews from past clients; plus 26 videos and 85 audio demos. Our brand new “live performance” high-definition DVD with 26 full-length songs is available and you can preview it by searching for us on youtube. We’ve provided all the tools necessary for you to accurately attend a live audition from the comfort of your own home!

SPECTRUM OFFERS THESE ADVANTAGES:

We perform a huge variety of music to satisfy diverse audiences of all ages and keep the party lively and the dance floor full. Read our testimonials to be confident of success at your event.

The largest video and audio library of any band! We offer 24 full-length song videos from a “live” performance so you can accurately audition us and assess how we compare to other bands.

Two professional engineers are provided at each performance to unobtrusively monitor sound quality via a wireless ipad to ensure the volume and lighting are always perfect!

A continuously upgraded sound and light system to deliver a stellar show every time

We use a "real" horn section and custom charts on stage, not an add-on group of musicians. It's impossible to correctly play complex horn arrangements without custom charts on stage.

All musicians use in-ear monitors and we are the only local band using the brand new Roland TD-30 flagship electronic drum set allowing absolute control of the volume in the room. The new drum set also makes the songs sound exactly like the original recordings so that's another huge advantage of this feature.

Spectrum always maintains a significant liability insurance policy for your protection

Over 20 award winning years of experience and national recognition to ensure success

Most of our bookings are from guests that attended a previous performance and they want to guarantee the same quality and excitement at their event. We've performed at events as small as 40 guests and as large as 5,000 (we opened for ZZ Top at the Scottrade Center during an IBM international conference), so we know how to make your wedding a tremendous success. Let the Spectrum Band bring this high level of experience, professionalism, and elegance to your special day!

If I can help in any way I'll be right here for you and we look forward to performing for you, your family, and your guests.

Tim Callihan

Manager - The Spectrum Band
314-434-7153

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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, Acoustic, Big Band, Blues, Classic Rock, Country, Dance, Funk, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Rock, Soul, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
Formal attire is black suits, royal blue shirts, and a tie (we don't wear the "cookie cutter" tuxedos typical of a wedding band). Casual attire can be just about anything that the clients requests.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
We offer more video and audio media for our clients to review than any other band in the Midwest. We can also provide our video DVD or audio CD if you aren't able to access the Internet to visit our web site.
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
Definitely! Our song list shown on our web site is already very extensive but we can certainly learn songs. We have three arrangers within the band so we can prepare charts as needed. Owning our own commercial grade recording studio facilitates our rehearsals, recording sessions, and learning any new songs.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
That depends on the access capabilities of the venue but we can typically set up all equipment within two hours. We've performed at over 200 venues in St. Louis as you can see on our web site so we're very likely already familiar with your venue including the access logistics as well as the acoustics of the venue.
How much space do you usually require?
Very little. We use an in-ear monitoring system for all musicians so we have eliminated the need for all of those ugly stage monitors that clutter the stage so that musicians can hear themselves. We also have an engineer at every performance so that none of our musicians are awkwardly attempting to run the sound and light systems while performing on stage. We don't put a large mixer board for the PA system on the stage since our engineer runs the system using a wireless ipad from the back of the room That also allows us to have a smaller stage requirement relative to other bands. We typically recommend a space of 20' wide by 15' deep but we can also put the band in a space that's 15' wide by 10' deep. We've never been in a situation where the 9-piece band wouldn't fit in the space provided so that's never a problem.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
Not for private events such as weddings. We do have a banner that we use but it's only displayed at public events.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
We can provide just about any level of sound system and lighting that you need since we have partnered with a professional sound and light company. You always have the best possible equipment at your disposal and you're welcome to use our wireless microphone for speeches, toasts, etc. Our standard lighting system includes a brand new 32 LED panel display that provides a show that is second to none in St. Louis. See the pictures in the photo gallery to get an idea what your reception could look like with Spectrum. Regarding equipment and any issues, we do carry a two million dollar liability insurance business policy for your protection as well as ours. Always ask for verification of liability insurance from your band. It's easy for a band to answer "YES" on a wedding planning website in the hopes that the bride won't challenge that claim. We are happy to provide proof of insurance to all of our clients when asked.
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
Always. We take all the worries out of keeping the evening moving forward so you can simply relax and have the time of your life.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
That's a good question since it's never happened :-)
Do you play recorded music during your break?
Yes, and we allow the client to provide their ipod (or any format) and we play their music during the breaks to help customize the evening for them. Otherwise, we have all kinds of music that we play that's conducive to the mood of the room and meets the style requests of each client.
If one or more of the band members is unable to attend, what is your backup plan?
Any band or vendor can have a sudden illness with a member of the team but that's true in any sporting or entertainment event. I have one of the largest database files of excellent musicians in St. Louis so we're always prepared for any situation. Many band leaders in St. Louis contact the leader of Spectrum Band for recommendations for dependable musicians when they have an illness or emergency since they are aware of the list that Spectrum maintains.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
We only request a $500 deposit at the time of booking the band. The balance isn't due until closer to the performance date.

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Julia
Wedding:
11/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Spectrum did an amazing job for our wedding. I was a little nervous hiring a band without seeing them live first, but Spectrum was great!! Tim is organized and responsive with his emails - which is so nice when you are in the last few chaotic weeks before the wedding. The music was perfect - people were on the dance floor all night long. We had so many people telling us how great the band was. Highly recommend!!
Spectrum did an amazing job for our wedding. I was a little nervous hiring a band without seeing them live first, but Read more...
Spectrum did an amazing job for our wedding. I was a little nervous hiring a band without seeing them live first, but Spectrum was great!! Tim is organized and responsive with his emails - which is so nice when you are in the last few chaotic weeks before the wedding. The music was perfect - people were on the dance floor all night long. We had so many people telling us how great the band was. Highly recommend!! Read less
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Kevin
Wedding:
11/8/2014
5.0/5.0
I've been to plenty of wedding receptions where live bands provided the entertainment, and have never experienced one better than the band I had at my own; the Spectrum Band. They MADE THE NIGHT! Still getting texts about how great the reception was because of the music!

From the very first correspondence, all the way through to now, after the fact, Tim C. answered calls/emails VERY promptly, gave explanations and suggestions, and really helped build an awesome party in whole. We had the full 9-piece + the sound engineer, who is such an added value to have on-hand. That night, Tim and Ray V. ran the show, coming to us with ideas and suggestions behind the scenes, and tailoring everything for us that night. Having a 9-piece band, a sound engineer, and two singers (male & female) was what I'd call the "total package".

My suggestion for wedding entertainment: these guys! and if you do go with Spectrum, let them do their thing. We gave them a general idea/genre we were looking for, and had them learn one song for us. Aside from that, they took that little guidance and ran with it, creating a set list that was perfect for a great party.
I've been to plenty of wedding receptions where live bands provided the entertainment, and have never experienced one Read more...
I've been to plenty of wedding receptions where live bands provided the entertainment, and have never experienced one better than the band I had at my own; the Spectrum Band. They MADE THE NIGHT! Still getting texts about how great the reception was because of the music!

From the very first correspondence, all the way through to now, after the fact, Tim C. answered calls/emails VERY promptly, gave explanations and suggestions, and really helped build an awesome party in whole. We had the full 9-piece + the sound engineer, who is such an added value to have on-hand. That night, Tim and Ray V. ran the show, coming to us with ideas and suggestions behind the scenes, and tailoring everything for us that night. Having a 9-piece band, a sound engineer, and two singers (male & female) was what I'd call the "total package".

My suggestion for wedding entertainment: these guys! and if you do go with Spectrum, let them do their thing. We gave them a general idea/genre we were looking for, and had them learn one song for us. Aside from that, they took that little guidance and ran with it, creating a set list that was perfect for a great party. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had a great overall experience with Spectrum starting from our first contact to inquire about dates and availability. Very professional and timely responses. We ended up booking them off the internet for our son's wedding and had a great wedding event with them. The crowd was on the dance floor filling it up for nearly every song they played. The choice of music was varied and appealed to all age groups. Very good value and a great time was had by all.
We had a great overall experience with Spectrum starting from our first contact to inquire about dates and availability. Read more...
We had a great overall experience with Spectrum starting from our first contact to inquire about dates and availability. Very professional and timely responses. We ended up booking them off the internet for our son's wedding and had a great wedding event with them. The crowd was on the dance floor filling it up for nearly every song they played. The choice of music was varied and appealed to all age groups. Very good value and a great time was had by all. Read less
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Alissa
Wedding:
10/10/2014
5.0/5.0
I think the best and most important thing to note when reviewing Spectrum was that they had the dance floor packed until the very last song. In fact, it was still packed AFTER the music ended at the completion of our reception! That is the BEST thing for a bride and groom to see-- everyone else enjoying the evening as much as you are.
We had their pianist play during dinner and the full band throughout the rest of the reception and they did such an amazing job we had family friends decide on the spot to book them for their daughter's upcoming wedding.
Several people commented on their range of music.. from Louis Armstrong to Katy Perry they killed it all and had selections for everyone.
How do I even begin to review Tim, the band manager? Through our extremely long engagement (2 years) I inquired about and corresponded with a lot of vendors. By a mile, Tim was the easiest to work with, quickest to respond, and, despite having dozens of weddings on their docket, always seemed to remember all the details of our wedding throughout every conversation we had. There was never a single doubt in my mind that Spectrum would be at our venue, set up in time and everything would go perfectly. As I write this I realize Tim is the only vendor I never called to confirm all was in order the week of the wedding. I was so confident they'd be there and ready to roll.
Thank you, Spectrum, for being a highlight of our evening and making our wedding even more special and memorable!
I think the best and most important thing to note when reviewing Spectrum was that they had the dance floor packed until Read more...
I think the best and most important thing to note when reviewing Spectrum was that they had the dance floor packed until the very last song. In fact, it was still packed AFTER the music ended at the completion of our reception! That is the BEST thing for a bride and groom to see-- everyone else enjoying the evening as much as you are.
We had their pianist play during dinner and the full band throughout the rest of the reception and they did such an amazing job we had family friends decide on the spot to book them for their daughter's upcoming wedding.
Several people commented on their range of music.. from Louis Armstrong to Katy Perry they killed it all and had selections for everyone.
How do I even begin to review Tim, the band manager? Through our extremely long engagement (2 years) I inquired about and corresponded with a lot of vendors. By a mile, Tim was the easiest to work with, quickest to respond, and, despite having dozens of weddings on their docket, always seemed to remember all the details of our wedding throughout every conversation we had. There was never a single doubt in my mind that Spectrum would be at our venue, set up in time and everything would go perfectly. As I write this I realize Tim is the only vendor I never called to confirm all was in order the week of the wedding. I was so confident they'd be there and ready to roll.
Thank you, Spectrum, for being a highlight of our evening and making our wedding even more special and memorable! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Spectrum. They did a fantastic job and really made our reception a blast!!! We had to kick people out of the venue because almost everyone was still there until the last song was placed. Tim, the manager, is very easy to work with and he always makes time to answer any questions that you may have. They went out of there way to help my dad pull of a special performance for the father/daughter dance as well which turned out simply amazing. Going with this band, will be one of the best decision you make for your reception!!!!
I highly recommend Spectrum. They did a fantastic job and really made our reception a blast!!! We had to kick people out Read more...
I highly recommend Spectrum. They did a fantastic job and really made our reception a blast!!! We had to kick people out of the venue because almost everyone was still there until the last song was placed. Tim, the manager, is very easy to work with and he always makes time to answer any questions that you may have. They went out of there way to help my dad pull of a special performance for the father/daughter dance as well which turned out simply amazing. Going with this band, will be one of the best decision you make for your reception!!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
They were simply amazing. They were professional, sounded great, and had the dancefloor full the entire night! Highly recommended!
They were simply amazing. They were professional, sounded great, and had the dancefloor full the entire night! Highly Read more...
They were simply amazing. They were professional, sounded great, and had the dancefloor full the entire night! Highly recommended! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Unbelievably fantastic! Tim C. was so great to work with, responsive to any/all questions and requests. Always willing to share his expertise on what might work best for our party! The band was so great that the dance floor was filled from beginning to end and at the end they were asking them to stay and keep playing! They were set-up and ready to go ahead of time, and I can't say enough about how great they were! We would hire them again for any function! Your music makes the event fun!
Unbelievably fantastic! Tim C. was so great to work with, responsive to any/all questions and requests. Always willing to Read more...
Unbelievably fantastic! Tim C. was so great to work with, responsive to any/all questions and requests. Always willing to share his expertise on what might work best for our party! The band was so great that the dance floor was filled from beginning to end and at the end they were asking them to stay and keep playing! They were set-up and ready to go ahead of time, and I can't say enough about how great they were! We would hire them again for any function! Your music makes the event fun! Read less
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Dawn
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
I think that a band sets the mood for the reception. Spectrum was all we hoped for and more. You know that the reception is a hit when almost everyone stays on the dance floor until the last song is played! That's what happened for our family. So many guests stopped us to say how great the band was. We all had a great time and the music was just right to allow guests to talk at tables.

Thanks to Tim and the band for everything!

Also, Tim is so organized and made everything easy....I would suggest early set-up and use the band's extra lighting at your venue. It makes it easy and affordable! Thanks again for all you did to make the wedding special.
I think that a band sets the mood for the reception. Spectrum was all we hoped for and more. You know that the reception Read more...
I think that a band sets the mood for the reception. Spectrum was all we hoped for and more. You know that the reception is a hit when almost everyone stays on the dance floor until the last song is played! That's what happened for our family. So many guests stopped us to say how great the band was. We all had a great time and the music was just right to allow guests to talk at tables.

Thanks to Tim and the band for everything!

Also, Tim is so organized and made everything easy....I would suggest early set-up and use the band's extra lighting at your venue. It makes it easy and affordable! Thanks again for all you did to make the wedding special. Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Our daughter's wedding was last Saturday, and I couldn't have been more pleased about our band choice. A year ago, when we started searching for a good band, my daughter sent me names of 3 highly recommended bands by her friends. I researched them all but immediately knew upon hearing the music on Spectrum's website, that this was the band for us. Loved the horns and loved the choice of music they play, not to mention the singing which was phenomenal.

I can't tell you how many people asked who the band was and commented that they were the best band they had ever heard! The music definitely made the night into a fantastic party! The dance floor was always full. Even my 93 year old father (who doesn't dance) got the urge to dance due to the songs they played.

I also want to note that Tim Callahan was so attentive to our needs and quickly responded to any email requests prior to the wedding. By far, Tim was my favorite vendor used for the wedding, always assuring me that he had his job covered, and I didn't need to worry about his duties being fulfilled. He came through just like he promised.

The band was so good, that I almost wish I had another daughter so that I could hire them again for another wedding. :)
Our daughter's wedding was last Saturday, and I couldn't have been more pleased about our band choice. A year ago, when we Read more...
Our daughter's wedding was last Saturday, and I couldn't have been more pleased about our band choice. A year ago, when we started searching for a good band, my daughter sent me names of 3 highly recommended bands by her friends. I researched them all but immediately knew upon hearing the music on Spectrum's website, that this was the band for us. Loved the horns and loved the choice of music they play, not to mention the singing which was phenomenal.

I can't tell you how many people asked who the band was and commented that they were the best band they had ever heard! The music definitely made the night into a fantastic party! The dance floor was always full. Even my 93 year old father (who doesn't dance) got the urge to dance due to the songs they played.

I also want to note that Tim Callahan was so attentive to our needs and quickly responded to any email requests prior to the wedding. By far, Tim was my favorite vendor used for the wedding, always assuring me that he had his job covered, and I didn't need to worry about his duties being fulfilled. He came through just like he promised.

The band was so good, that I almost wish I had another daughter so that I could hire them again for another wedding. :) Read less
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Donna
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
The Spectrum Band is fabulous! They had the reception hopping all night. Guests loved the band and the mix of music. They responded well to guests requests while keeping family requests in mind as well. They took the time to learn a new song for my son and i to dance for our mother/groom dance. It was so perfect!! The lead singers (male and female are great) The horn section is the best I've heard !!! It was such a great night, I only wis they could have played longer!!! Book the Spectrum Band for your next event, it will be the best decision you could make!!!
Donna McGauley
The Spectrum Band is fabulous! They had the reception hopping all night. Guests loved the band and the mix of music. They Read more...
The Spectrum Band is fabulous! They had the reception hopping all night. Guests loved the band and the mix of music. They responded well to guests requests while keeping family requests in mind as well. They took the time to learn a new song for my son and i to dance for our mother/groom dance. It was so perfect!! The lead singers (male and female are great) The horn section is the best I've heard !!! It was such a great night, I only wis they could have played longer!!! Book the Spectrum Band for your next event, it will be the best decision you could make!!!
Donna McGauley Read less
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