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Starlight Orchestras

New York , NY
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330 W 38th Street, Ste. 801
New York, NY US 10018 (map)

PHONE

212-595-0999

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ABOUT US

Why do clients like Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Clive Davis, Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel call Starlight? Starlight Orchestras is widely recognized as one of the highest... Read more
Why do clients like Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Clive Davis, Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel call Starlight? Starlight Orchestras is widely recognized as one of the highest quality entertainment companies offering live music for private events. Based in New York, all of the bands at Starlight Orchestras are known for superstar-caliber performers, uniquely polished presentation, and the most varied repertoire imaginable. Each bandleader excels in customizing every performance, reading the crowd, and delivering a nonstop high energy event. Read less
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Are you an agency or a band?
Agency
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?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Blues, Calypso, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Reggae, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.5/5.0
We can't express how perfect the music was all evening. From start to finish, it was everything we hoped for and more. Just incredible! Starlight covered music start to finish on our wedding and its an understatement to say they are all incredibly talented musicians! From Claudia and her strings and classical arrangements, to Myoshi’s team covering every genre of music and knocking it out if the park, we cannot thank them all enough. Myoshi led the band through an active playlist, choosing songs based on who was on the dance floor. They even commented on how they thought at times they were listening to a DJ because of the way the band/singers actually mixed songs together. I’ve never seen anything like itt and guests raved all night! We had an unconventional setup - dining tables in one room, the band in an adjacent room. First we had dining, then dancing and they managed this flawlessly. Jazz and light tunes w/out vocals for dinner and the whole band for Top40's, Oldies, 80's & Hip-Hop after dinner. Special shout out to the rapper - he nailed older requests we had like FloRida, Kanye & Outkast. The reason I didn't give 5stars for Responsiveness is no fault of Claudia or Myoshi's, as they both responded to emails immediately, but more of an issue I had communicating with the office. A few times I had to follow up on emails that were never addressed or give them a call. I understand they are busy but a "we got your email and will be in touch" is so appreciated. Value-wise, they are on the high end, but they are on par w/ other bands at this level of talent and the CEO Valerie is very happy to accommodate whatever budget you have. All in all - OUTSTANDING JOB STARLIGHT! BRAVO!
We can't express how perfect the music was all evening. From start to finish, it was everything we hoped for and more. Read more...
We can't express how perfect the music was all evening. From start to finish, it was everything we hoped for and more. Just incredible! Starlight covered music start to finish on our wedding and its an understatement to say they are all incredibly talented musicians! From Claudia and her strings and classical arrangements, to Myoshi’s team covering every genre of music and knocking it out if the park, we cannot thank them all enough. Myoshi led the band through an active playlist, choosing songs based on who was on the dance floor. They even commented on how they thought at times they were listening to a DJ because of the way the band/singers actually mixed songs together. I’ve never seen anything like itt and guests raved all night! We had an unconventional setup - dining tables in one room, the band in an adjacent room. First we had dining, then dancing and they managed this flawlessly. Jazz and light tunes w/out vocals for dinner and the whole band for Top40's, Oldies, 80's & Hip-Hop after dinner. Special shout out to the rapper - he nailed older requests we had like FloRida, Kanye & Outkast. The reason I didn't give 5stars for Responsiveness is no fault of Claudia or Myoshi's, as they both responded to emails immediately, but more of an issue I had communicating with the office. A few times I had to follow up on emails that were never addressed or give them a call. I understand they are busy but a "we got your email and will be in touch" is so appreciated. Value-wise, they are on the high end, but they are on par w/ other bands at this level of talent and the CEO Valerie is very happy to accommodate whatever budget you have. All in all - OUTSTANDING JOB STARLIGHT! BRAVO! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The band was fantastic when the evening started but as time progressed they sounded even better. Every song was planned and approved by the band leader and the bride and groom. I had many complements from my guests that the band was the best they ever heard at any wedding!!
The band was fantastic when the evening started but as time progressed they sounded even better. Every song was planned Read more...
The band was fantastic when the evening started but as time progressed they sounded even better. Every song was planned and approved by the band leader and the bride and groom. I had many complements from my guests that the band was the best they ever heard at any wedding!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
From the ceremony to the reception, Starlight was SPOT ON. They took every request and saw them through, were very professional, and kept people on the dance floor even when dessert was served!!
From the ceremony to the reception, Starlight was SPOT ON. They took every request and saw them through, were very Read more...
From the ceremony to the reception, Starlight was SPOT ON. They took every request and saw them through, were very professional, and kept people on the dance floor even when dessert was served!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Starlight was a pleasure to work with and really listened to what we wanted. They were extremely helpful in music suggestions and made seamless transitions from one section of the night to the other.
AMAZING!!!
Starlight was a pleasure to work with and really listened to what we wanted. They were extremely helpful in music Read more...
Starlight was a pleasure to work with and really listened to what we wanted. They were extremely helpful in music suggestions and made seamless transitions from one section of the night to the other.
AMAZING!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Valerie and team were absolutely amazing! The band made the wedding what it was, without them it would have not been the same. She got the crowd so involved that it felt like we were watching a concert! Every single guest came up to me and said how great the band was.
I gave her an idea of what type of music I wanted and she covered all genres and more that I had requested. There was not one song that I did not like!
I would not plan a wedding with out having Valerie and team as my band! They are the best!
Valerie and team were absolutely amazing! The band made the wedding what it was, without them it would have not been the Read more...
Valerie and team were absolutely amazing! The band made the wedding what it was, without them it would have not been the same. She got the crowd so involved that it felt like we were watching a concert! Every single guest came up to me and said how great the band was.
I gave her an idea of what type of music I wanted and she covered all genres and more that I had requested. There was not one song that I did not like!
I would not plan a wedding with out having Valerie and team as my band! They are the best! Read less
Services Used: Band
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nancy
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
i can not speak highly enough about starlight. i would happily use them again!!
i can not speak highly enough about starlight. i would happily use them again!!
i can not speak highly enough about starlight. i would happily use them again!! Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Starlight CRUSHED it! Not only did my Husband and I have the best night ever, but so did all of our guests. We are still hearing compliments about how great the music was. We couldn't have asked for better.
Starlight CRUSHED it! Not only did my Husband and I have the best night ever, but so did all of our guests. We are still Read more...
Starlight CRUSHED it! Not only did my Husband and I have the best night ever, but so did all of our guests. We are still hearing compliments about how great the music was. We couldn't have asked for better. Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Starlight Orchestras were AMAZING! If I could give them more than 5 stars I would. I work in the music industry and there was a lot of pressure to how good the band was going to be at our wedding, what songs they would play and would everyone dance. I knew I had picked the band to accomplish these tasks, but they were way better than we could have ever dreamed and guests have been raving about the music for weeks! It was really easy working with the staff at Starlight, always accessible by email and in person. We picked the 12 piece band, which was at the top of our budget, but looking back it was well worth every penny. They gave us a song list, we added more "must plays" and special requests and they helped us craft a set list that would create a perfect balance during meal time and an amazing dance party that went into the wee hours. We had a mix of rock, rap, old classics and even a country song. The band had someone who specialized in every type of music so each song was performed perfectly. Some guests thought we had hired a famous rapper because he was better than on the radio. The entire bands energy level and happiness was infectious. We will always remember dancing the night away with our friends at our wedding. Get Starlight Orchestras to perform at your wedding too!
Starlight Orchestras were AMAZING! If I could give them more than 5 stars I would. I work in the music industry and there Read more...
Starlight Orchestras were AMAZING! If I could give them more than 5 stars I would. I work in the music industry and there was a lot of pressure to how good the band was going to be at our wedding, what songs they would play and would everyone dance. I knew I had picked the band to accomplish these tasks, but they were way better than we could have ever dreamed and guests have been raving about the music for weeks! It was really easy working with the staff at Starlight, always accessible by email and in person. We picked the 12 piece band, which was at the top of our budget, but looking back it was well worth every penny. They gave us a song list, we added more "must plays" and special requests and they helped us craft a set list that would create a perfect balance during meal time and an amazing dance party that went into the wee hours. We had a mix of rock, rap, old classics and even a country song. The band had someone who specialized in every type of music so each song was performed perfectly. Some guests thought we had hired a famous rapper because he was better than on the radio. The entire bands energy level and happiness was infectious. We will always remember dancing the night away with our friends at our wedding. Get Starlight Orchestras to perform at your wedding too! Read less
Services Used: Band
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PJ
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
We were lucky enough to have the Starlight Orchestras play at our wedding. They were phenomenal! I was personally approached by multiple guests to comment on the talent, energy-level and professionalism of the band.

We had a planning session a few weeks prior to the wedding, where we discussed the timing of first dance, cake cutting etc., as well as our specific song requests. All of our expectations were met.

I was particularly happy with our first dance "Maybe I'm Amazed" which the band played an encore of at 2AM to close the celebration out.
We were lucky enough to have the Starlight Orchestras play at our wedding. They were phenomenal! I was personally Read more...
We were lucky enough to have the Starlight Orchestras play at our wedding. They were phenomenal! I was personally approached by multiple guests to comment on the talent, energy-level and professionalism of the band.

We had a planning session a few weeks prior to the wedding, where we discussed the timing of first dance, cake cutting etc., as well as our specific song requests. All of our expectations were met.

I was particularly happy with our first dance "Maybe I'm Amazed" which the band played an encore of at 2AM to close the celebration out. Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
12/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Laurell and her team were one of the primary reasons my wedding is being described by our guests, days later, as "perfect," and "sparkly" and "full of energy." From the moment we met Laurell, we were treated like we were the only people on earth. Her attention to every musical detail, and her help with laying out our slightly unorthodox timeline, Laurell made it feel like we were in the best hands possible. At our wedding, she and her team made magic out of our wedding song and the other songs we'd expressed were important to us during our prior conversations. It seemed as though the dance floor was packed for the majority of our reception! She made good on every promise, including allowing me, the bride, to get up on stage to sing with them! During our wedding, Laurell even came up to me and asked if I would mind if they changed into a second set of sparkly dresses, so as to match up with our sparkly decor! Everything was precise, thoughtful, and seamlessly orchestrated. It was a perfect night, due in large part to Starlight.
Laurell and her team were one of the primary reasons my wedding is being described by our guests, days later, as Read more...
Laurell and her team were one of the primary reasons my wedding is being described by our guests, days later, as "perfect," and "sparkly" and "full of energy." From the moment we met Laurell, we were treated like we were the only people on earth. Her attention to every musical detail, and her help with laying out our slightly unorthodox timeline, Laurell made it feel like we were in the best hands possible. At our wedding, she and her team made magic out of our wedding song and the other songs we'd expressed were important to us during our prior conversations. It seemed as though the dance floor was packed for the majority of our reception! She made good on every promise, including allowing me, the bride, to get up on stage to sing with them! During our wedding, Laurell even came up to me and asked if I would mind if they changed into a second set of sparkly dresses, so as to match up with our sparkly decor! Everything was precise, thoughtful, and seamlessly orchestrated. It was a perfect night, due in large part to Starlight. Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
12/14/2013
4.7/5.0
Valerie Romanoff and her Starlight Orchestra were amazing at my daughter's wedding. We always felt that the music is the most important aspect of a successful wedding. Choosing Valerie insured this success. My guests are still calling me with comments like "Who was that band - they were amazing", "I have never heard a band like that - they were terrific", "I didn't get off the dance floor the whole night because the music kept me moving". All I can say is, thanks Valerie and Starlight - you are the best!!!
Valerie Romanoff and her Starlight Orchestra were amazing at my daughter's wedding. We always felt that the music is the Read more...
Valerie Romanoff and her Starlight Orchestra were amazing at my daughter's wedding. We always felt that the music is the most important aspect of a successful wedding. Choosing Valerie insured this success. My guests are still calling me with comments like "Who was that band - they were amazing", "I have never heard a band like that - they were terrific", "I didn't get off the dance floor the whole night because the music kept me moving". All I can say is, thanks Valerie and Starlight - you are the best!!! Read less
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Monique
Wedding:
11/27/2013
5.0/5.0
This band helped make our wedding a huge success. They were extremely energetic, professional, and amazing singers!!!
This band helped make our wedding a huge success. They were extremely energetic, professional, and amazing singers!!!
This band helped make our wedding a huge success. They were extremely energetic, professional, and amazing singers!!! Read less
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lisa
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Valerie's band was sensational .... the professionalism and choice of music was just outstanding
Valerie's band was sensational .... the professionalism and choice of music was just outstanding
Valerie's band was sensational .... the professionalism and choice of music was just outstanding Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
9/21/2013
4.9/5.0
Laurell and her band killed it at our wedding. From the minute we met her we know she had a great energy and would also bring a great energy to our party. She spent a full 2 hours sitting down with us walking through the timeline of the night and talking through the flow of the music. She struck the perfect balance of making suggestions based on her experience and leaving room for us to bring our own taste and flare to the set and event flow.

We care a lot about music and know it can make or break a party. We knew we wanted a dance party and Laurell completely delivered. She learned a few songs for us, put together a great mix of older music and top 40s and club anthems and had the place rocking for 4.5 hours straight.
Laurell and her band killed it at our wedding. From the minute we met her we know she had a great energy and would also Read more...
Laurell and her band killed it at our wedding. From the minute we met her we know she had a great energy and would also bring a great energy to our party. She spent a full 2 hours sitting down with us walking through the timeline of the night and talking through the flow of the music. She struck the perfect balance of making suggestions based on her experience and leaving room for us to bring our own taste and flare to the set and event flow.

We care a lot about music and know it can make or break a party. We knew we wanted a dance party and Laurell completely delivered. She learned a few songs for us, put together a great mix of older music and top 40s and club anthems and had the place rocking for 4.5 hours straight. Read less
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Ed
Wedding:
9/14/2013
4.7/5.0
If you are shopping for a band to bring life to a party and entertainment to the guests without detracting from the bride and a groom, stop shopping and book Starlight NOW. They performed at my oldest daughter's wedding and WOWED all attendees. Three years later I called them for my younger daughter's wedding asking if they could guarantee me a comparable performance. Valerie told me "Of course, we're even better'. She wasn't kidding ...... they were!!!

Is Starlight pricey. Sure, if compared to many other bands. The difference is you are guaranteed to get equal value and then some in return and have all guests remark "that was one heck of a wedding!". I am looking forward to attending a Starlight wedding I am not hosting so I can fully savor their talents without having to schmooze guests.
Ed Joyce
If you are shopping for a band to bring life to a party and entertainment to the guests without detracting from the bride Read more...
If you are shopping for a band to bring life to a party and entertainment to the guests without detracting from the bride and a groom, stop shopping and book Starlight NOW. They performed at my oldest daughter's wedding and WOWED all attendees. Three years later I called them for my younger daughter's wedding asking if they could guarantee me a comparable performance. Valerie told me "Of course, we're even better'. She wasn't kidding ...... they were!!!

Is Starlight pricey. Sure, if compared to many other bands. The difference is you are guaranteed to get equal value and then some in return and have all guests remark "that was one heck of a wedding!". I am looking forward to attending a Starlight wedding I am not hosting so I can fully savor their talents without having to schmooze guests.
Ed Joyce Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Laurell Eastman and her band Good Life blew us away at our wedding! We had heard great things and had high expectations and they exceeded them in every way. The dance floor was packed the entire night and our guests could not stop talking about how great the band was. They were a HUGE part of the success of our wedding. Laurell and the entire Starlight team were such a pleasure to work with. Do yourself a favor and book them early!! Thank you Starlight!
Laurell Eastman and her band Good Life blew us away at our wedding! We had heard great things and had high expectations Read more...
Laurell Eastman and her band Good Life blew us away at our wedding! We had heard great things and had high expectations and they exceeded them in every way. The dance floor was packed the entire night and our guests could not stop talking about how great the band was. They were a HUGE part of the success of our wedding. Laurell and the entire Starlight team were such a pleasure to work with. Do yourself a favor and book them early!! Thank you Starlight! Read less
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Alyson
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
If I said that half our wedding guests commented that they felt like they were at the best rock concert ever at our wedding, I'd be underestimating. Starlight Orchestras-- led by Myoshi at our reception-- was such an incredible vendor choice. They learned many songs not in their repertoire, they played at 110% the entire night, and not a minute went by where there was a lull. Even the quieter moments were filled with beautiful acoustic guitar music.

Our biggest goal for our reception was to have people not wanting to sit down to eat... we wanted people up and dancing the whole night. We far surpassed this and it was all thanks to Starlight. Our reception was in a huge space and Starlight had no problem filling it. Two months later, we are still getting phone calls and emails asking for our band's name because they want to recommend Starlight to their engaged friends. Thank you just isn't enough... we can't wait to see them play at my sister's wedding next month! What a treat!!!
If I said that half our wedding guests commented that they felt like they were at the best rock concert ever at our Read more...
If I said that half our wedding guests commented that they felt like they were at the best rock concert ever at our wedding, I'd be underestimating. Starlight Orchestras-- led by Myoshi at our reception-- was such an incredible vendor choice. They learned many songs not in their repertoire, they played at 110% the entire night, and not a minute went by where there was a lull. Even the quieter moments were filled with beautiful acoustic guitar music.

Our biggest goal for our reception was to have people not wanting to sit down to eat... we wanted people up and dancing the whole night. We far surpassed this and it was all thanks to Starlight. Our reception was in a huge space and Starlight had no problem filling it. Two months later, we are still getting phone calls and emails asking for our band's name because they want to recommend Starlight to their engaged friends. Thank you just isn't enough... we can't wait to see them play at my sister's wedding next month! What a treat!!! Read less
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Mara
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Valerie Romanoff and the Starlight Orchestra team were incredible to work with from beginning to end. They customized our wedding ceremony by working with us to select classical pieces as well as contemporary ones and it resulted in an incredibly intimate yet profoundly dramatic ceremony. During the reception, the band blew us away with every song they played and had all of our guests - even the ones who never dance - up, out of their seats, dancing all night. The set list flowed seamlessly maintaining momentum and responding to the energy of the crowd throughout the evening. Different vocalists performed all the top hits, perfectly capturing their sounds and styles, while rendering each song with a contagious exuberance. The guitarist who played during the salad and entree courses was just fabulous. One of the dance captains also worked with us for a few weeks leading up to the wedding to choreograph and teach us steps for our first dance. He was really fun to work with and helped make the first dance moment even more special. Really can't say enough positive things about Starlight! They made our wedding so special and so much more fun than I ever could have imagined.
Valerie Romanoff and the Starlight Orchestra team were incredible to work with from beginning to end. They customized our Read more...
Valerie Romanoff and the Starlight Orchestra team were incredible to work with from beginning to end. They customized our wedding ceremony by working with us to select classical pieces as well as contemporary ones and it resulted in an incredibly intimate yet profoundly dramatic ceremony. During the reception, the band blew us away with every song they played and had all of our guests - even the ones who never dance - up, out of their seats, dancing all night. The set list flowed seamlessly maintaining momentum and responding to the energy of the crowd throughout the evening. Different vocalists performed all the top hits, perfectly capturing their sounds and styles, while rendering each song with a contagious exuberance. The guitarist who played during the salad and entree courses was just fabulous. One of the dance captains also worked with us for a few weeks leading up to the wedding to choreograph and teach us steps for our first dance. He was really fun to work with and helped make the first dance moment even more special. Really can't say enough positive things about Starlight! They made our wedding so special and so much more fun than I ever could have imagined. Read less
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Linda
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Valerie and her staff were absolutely awesome. They responded to every request, learned new songs and even learned to play a song that was written by the groom.
Valerie and her staff were absolutely awesome. They responded to every request, learned new songs and even learned to play Read more...
Valerie and her staff were absolutely awesome. They responded to every request, learned new songs and even learned to play a song that was written by the groom. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Starlight Orchestras blew us away at our wedding! They learned several songs they had not played before including two originals written by my father and my husband. Valerie took the time to speak with us both in person and on the phone multiple times, and Katie was very helpful as well. Ever since the wedding, so many guests have stopped us to compliment the band. They all said that it was "the best band ever!" ... a comment with which my husband, our families, and I strongly agree. The catering hall even asked me for Starlight's information the following day because they want to start recommending them to their clients. Starlight felt out the crowd the whole night through. All of the members made a meaningful contribution to the performance and, because of this incredible group, our wedding could not have been better! Thank you, Starlight, for helping to make our wedding a truly special memory. We are so looking forward to seeing you at future events.
Starlight Orchestras blew us away at our wedding! They learned several songs they had not played before including two Read more...
Starlight Orchestras blew us away at our wedding! They learned several songs they had not played before including two originals written by my father and my husband. Valerie took the time to speak with us both in person and on the phone multiple times, and Katie was very helpful as well. Ever since the wedding, so many guests have stopped us to compliment the band. They all said that it was "the best band ever!" ... a comment with which my husband, our families, and I strongly agree. The catering hall even asked me for Starlight's information the following day because they want to start recommending them to their clients. Starlight felt out the crowd the whole night through. All of the members made a meaningful contribution to the performance and, because of this incredible group, our wedding could not have been better! Thank you, Starlight, for helping to make our wedding a truly special memory. We are so looking forward to seeing you at future events. Read less
Services Used: Band
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linda
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
The most fabulous entertainment. Everyone danced for hours !
The most fabulous entertainment. Everyone danced for hours !
The most fabulous entertainment. Everyone danced for hours ! Read less
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Rikki
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Starlight Orchestra played at my wedding and they were absolutely AMAZING. Our guest were on the dance floor the entire evening rocking out. All the staff at Starlight were so helpful and a pleasure to work with. My guests are still talking about how much fun they had and how great the music was. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM. When I have a child, I will 100% be using them for their bar/bat mitzvah.
Starlight Orchestra played at my wedding and they were absolutely AMAZING. Our guest were on the dance floor the entire Read more...
Starlight Orchestra played at my wedding and they were absolutely AMAZING. Our guest were on the dance floor the entire evening rocking out. All the staff at Starlight were so helpful and a pleasure to work with. My guests are still talking about how much fun they had and how great the music was. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM. When I have a child, I will 100% be using them for their bar/bat mitzvah. Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Valerie and her team listened to all of our concerns and delivered exactly what we asked for. They were happy to meet with us as many times as requested prior to our event and they were very quick to reply to questions. Claudia was also a pleasure to work with on our ceremony music. We were thrilled with the music throughout the entire event and our guests had a blast as well. It has almost been three weeks since our wedding and we are still getting phone calls raving about the band! Thank you Starlight!
Valerie and her team listened to all of our concerns and delivered exactly what we asked for. They were happy to meet with Read more...
Valerie and her team listened to all of our concerns and delivered exactly what we asked for. They were happy to meet with us as many times as requested prior to our event and they were very quick to reply to questions. Claudia was also a pleasure to work with on our ceremony music. We were thrilled with the music throughout the entire event and our guests had a blast as well. It has almost been three weeks since our wedding and we are still getting phone calls raving about the band! Thank you Starlight! Read less
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Lynn
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
From the moment I first called Valerie about the date of my daughter's wedding, every moment of our ensuing professional relationship was an absolute pleasure. Valerie was engaged, cheerful, accomodating, helpful and she went beyond the call of duty to make sure we were not only satisfied, but happy and excited. Considering the many events, much grander than ours, that she conducts I think it takes a special personality and passion to make an ordinary client feel special and she did that and then some. Each member of her staff was incredibly courteous and interested and responded to each question and request promptly and with enthusiasm. I can honestly say that we had a wonderful wedding all the way around, but the ceremony music Claudia provided and the incredible reception music was the highlight of the whole evening for me as well for our guests. It's been almost 8 weeks since the wedding and our friends from all over the country are still talking about the music. When we began the process I was very specific about the type of music we wanted, and that which we didn't want, so we had more than a few specific requirements, all of which Starlight met with good cheer. With respect to the ceremony music, I am eternally grateful for Claudia's help and direction. It was beyond beautiful and the dance floor at the reception was never empty. I think the only conflict for the guests was they had to decide whether to dance or just watch in awe. They did both. I am eternally grateful, as are the bride and groom. Thanks for the many lovely memories from all the Lashers, the McGuinesses and all of our friends...
From the moment I first called Valerie about the date of my daughter's wedding, every moment of our ensuing professional Read more...
From the moment I first called Valerie about the date of my daughter's wedding, every moment of our ensuing professional relationship was an absolute pleasure. Valerie was engaged, cheerful, accomodating, helpful and she went beyond the call of duty to make sure we were not only satisfied, but happy and excited. Considering the many events, much grander than ours, that she conducts I think it takes a special personality and passion to make an ordinary client feel special and she did that and then some. Each member of her staff was incredibly courteous and interested and responded to each question and request promptly and with enthusiasm. I can honestly say that we had a wonderful wedding all the way around, but the ceremony music Claudia provided and the incredible reception music was the highlight of the whole evening for me as well for our guests. It's been almost 8 weeks since the wedding and our friends from all over the country are still talking about the music. When we began the process I was very specific about the type of music we wanted, and that which we didn't want, so we had more than a few specific requirements, all of which Starlight met with good cheer. With respect to the ceremony music, I am eternally grateful for Claudia's help and direction. It was beyond beautiful and the dance floor at the reception was never empty. I think the only conflict for the guests was they had to decide whether to dance or just watch in awe. They did both. I am eternally grateful, as are the bride and groom. Thanks for the many lovely memories from all the Lashers, the McGuinesses and all of our friends... Read less
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Justine
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Valerie Romanoff and Starlight Orchestras are amazing. They met every request we had and were a pleasure to work with. Everyone that attended our wedding was blown away. The music was so amazing that everyone was dancing all night and did not want to stop to eat dinner to the point where we ended up breaking the dance floor. I decided to skip the cutting of my wedding cake because I did not want to stop dancing.
Valerie Romanoff and Starlight Orchestras are amazing. They met every request we had and were a pleasure to work with. Read more...
Valerie Romanoff and Starlight Orchestras are amazing. They met every request we had and were a pleasure to work with. Everyone that attended our wedding was blown away. The music was so amazing that everyone was dancing all night and did not want to stop to eat dinner to the point where we ended up breaking the dance floor. I decided to skip the cutting of my wedding cake because I did not want to stop dancing. Read less
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Guy
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
After the bride and groom. Starlight was the highlight of the evening commented on by everyone of our guests. They were outstanding!
After the bride and groom. Starlight was the highlight of the evening commented on by everyone of our guests. They were Read more...
After the bride and groom. Starlight was the highlight of the evening commented on by everyone of our guests. They were outstanding! Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
3/16/2013
4.9/5.0
Best band ever! Everyone raved about it.
Best band ever! Everyone raved about it.
Best band ever! Everyone raved about it. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
3/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Starlight was excellent! We had so many people tell us how much they loved the music. You played exactly what we wanted and more. The band made our wedding extra special and so much fun. The singing, instruments and dancing were all amazing.
Starlight was excellent! We had so many people tell us how much they loved the music. You played exactly what we wanted Read more...
Starlight was excellent! We had so many people tell us how much they loved the music. You played exactly what we wanted and more. The band made our wedding extra special and so much fun. The singing, instruments and dancing were all amazing. Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
1/5/2013
5.0/5.0
I remember with clarity the first time I spoke with Valerie Romanoff, it was shortly after I became engaged and not quite far enough into the process to understand what it takes to put on a wedding. I knew as soon as I hung up that night that Starlight was the Orchestra for us! Steve and I met with Valerie and Rebecca which only confirmed what I already knew- we didn't need to see or hear anyone else- we'd found our music. Starlight was clearly going to provide a level of funk, entertainment and kick ass music that we craved.

Throughout the planning process Valerie and her team were easily accessible, ready to provide suggestions and assistance and always heard what we had to say. Valerie and the band learned specific songs for our special dances and steered us in the right direction regarding play lists.

In the end, our wedding was a blast! Steve and I danced all night- as did the guests- and compliments about the music have not stopped pouring in since. If you're looking for a band- you found the best one out there!
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I remember with clarity the first time I spoke with Valerie Romanoff, it was shortly after I became engaged and not quite far enough into the process to understand what it takes to put on a wedding. I knew as soon as I hung up that night that Starlight was the Orchestra for us! Steve and I met with Valerie and Rebecca which only confirmed what I already knew- we didn't need to see or hear anyone else- we'd found our music. Starlight was clearly going to provide a level of funk, entertainment and kick ass music that we craved.

Throughout the planning process Valerie and her team were easily accessible, ready to provide suggestions and assistance and always heard what we had to say. Valerie and the band learned specific songs for our special dances and steered us in the right direction regarding play lists.

In the end, our wedding was a blast! Steve and I danced all night- as did the guests- and compliments about the music have not stopped pouring in since. If you're looking for a band- you found the best one out there! Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Valerie Romanoff and her talented team at Starlight Orchestras provided a sophisticated, energetic, upbeat and flawless performance at our daughter's wedding at the Mandarin. From our initial interaction with Valerie through the conclusion of a spectacular evening, our experience with this band was flawless. The entire event, from ceremony to reception, was perfectly executed with lots of attention to each single detail. The ceremony featured the impressive talent of Claudia Wigent and her custom ensemble of extraordinary musicians who delivered an unforgettable repertoire of classical pieces including selections by Puccini, Chopin and highlights of our favorite opera music. Our guests were blown away by the outstanding quality of the string ensemble performance. It was magical and set the perfect tone for our daughter and son-in-law's wedding ceremony. For our dinner dance celebration, Valerie and her team learned special latin music to accommodate our request for Spanish songs which made the evening even more personalized and special. The bride and groom love Spanish music and Valerie’s team learned a repertoire of Spanish songs we selected. The performance of the First dance entirely in Spanish was incredible- it sounded just like the original! Valerie and Starlight are uniquely passionate about their music and truly care about their clients. They are in our view the best band in New York. Our guests were impressed and truly enjoyed the amazing sound of this band and raved about the over the top entertainment. It is now two months after the wedding and we are still hearing about how our guests LOVED the band and how the songs sounded exactly the original version. Guests danced nonstop from the beginning to the final seconds and had a truly unforgettable time. Starlight goes above and beyond to deliver the highest caliber entertainment. While I consider myself extremely picky about details I can confidently say that they surpassed our very high expectations.
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Valerie Romanoff and her talented team at Starlight Orchestras provided a sophisticated, energetic, upbeat and flawless performance at our daughter's wedding at the Mandarin. From our initial interaction with Valerie through the conclusion of a spectacular evening, our experience with this band was flawless. The entire event, from ceremony to reception, was perfectly executed with lots of attention to each single detail. The ceremony featured the impressive talent of Claudia Wigent and her custom ensemble of extraordinary musicians who delivered an unforgettable repertoire of classical pieces including selections by Puccini, Chopin and highlights of our favorite opera music. Our guests were blown away by the outstanding quality of the string ensemble performance. It was magical and set the perfect tone for our daughter and son-in-law's wedding ceremony. For our dinner dance celebration, Valerie and her team learned special latin music to accommodate our request for Spanish songs which made the evening even more personalized and special. The bride and groom love Spanish music and Valerie’s team learned a repertoire of Spanish songs we selected. The performance of the First dance entirely in Spanish was incredible- it sounded just like the original! Valerie and Starlight are uniquely passionate about their music and truly care about their clients. They are in our view the best band in New York. Our guests were impressed and truly enjoyed the amazing sound of this band and raved about the over the top entertainment. It is now two months after the wedding and we are still hearing about how our guests LOVED the band and how the songs sounded exactly the original version. Guests danced nonstop from the beginning to the final seconds and had a truly unforgettable time. Starlight goes above and beyond to deliver the highest caliber entertainment. While I consider myself extremely picky about details I can confidently say that they surpassed our very high expectations. Read less
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carrie
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Amazing experience overall. Sarah, Rebecca and their team are fabulous - great sound, energetic, and able to read the crowd. They put together a great timeline for the wedding and accommodated several special requests.
Amazing experience overall. Sarah, Rebecca and their team are fabulous - great sound, energetic, and able to read the Read more...
Amazing experience overall. Sarah, Rebecca and their team are fabulous - great sound, energetic, and able to read the crowd. They put together a great timeline for the wedding and accommodated several special requests. Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
6/30/2012
4.9/5.0
What was your favorite part of the evening with Starlight? The energy, their ability to read the crowd and get everyone up and dancing, the party they helped create.

- Had you seen the band before booking? How did it compare to your expectations? - How was your overall planning process with Starlight?
The bride and groom had not seen them perform but the bride's parents saw them at a friend's wedding.

Were all of your requests, even last minute ones, met?
Beyond.

- Were you satisfied with the talent, wardrobe, and overall performance value?
Yes! We could not have asked for more. It was like watching a concert :)

- How did your guests react?
People are still talking about how amazing our band was - we got great feedback.

- What kind of specific musical requests did you have that were fulfilled?
They learned a duet version of our first dance for us.

Thank you again! You helped make our night so special.
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What was your favorite part of the evening with Starlight? The energy, their ability to read the crowd and get everyone up and dancing, the party they helped create.

- Had you seen the band before booking? How did it compare to your expectations? - How was your overall planning process with Starlight?
The bride and groom had not seen them perform but the bride's parents saw them at a friend's wedding.

Were all of your requests, even last minute ones, met?
Beyond.

- Were you satisfied with the talent, wardrobe, and overall performance value?
Yes! We could not have asked for more. It was like watching a concert :)

- How did your guests react?
People are still talking about how amazing our band was - we got great feedback.

- What kind of specific musical requests did you have that were fulfilled?
They learned a duet version of our first dance for us.

Thank you again! You helped make our night so special. Read less
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Larry
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Valerie,

Where do I begin? Ilene and I can’t express how thrilled we are with your performance at Bari and Dave’s wedding. You and your team ROCKED all night long and the music is still playing in our head. Our phone has been ringing off the hook. Our guests all rave about the wedding and tell us that you were the best band they ever heard. We have such great memories of the evening. We love how Bari and Dave danced all night, especially when you came down from the stage and played guitar on the dance floor, and when the bride and groom rocked on your stage.
I can’t express how much we enjoyed working with you and your team in planning the evening. Having heard so many accolades about you and your band, Ilene and I had high expectations for the evening. Your personal interest in planning our party was phenomenal and your performance exceeded our expectations. Every song was perfect and your ideas for transitioning the party to the patio for the after-party were brilliant. So many of our friends remarked how they couldn’t remember the last time they stayed at a party and danced until 3am.
We can’t thank you enough for making our party spectacular and look forward to our next wedding for Kerri so we can do it all again.
Best regards,
Larry
Valerie,

Where do I begin? Ilene and I can’t express how thrilled we are with your performance at Bari and Dave’ Read more...
Valerie,

Where do I begin? Ilene and I can’t express how thrilled we are with your performance at Bari and Dave’s wedding. You and your team ROCKED all night long and the music is still playing in our head. Our phone has been ringing off the hook. Our guests all rave about the wedding and tell us that you were the best band they ever heard. We have such great memories of the evening. We love how Bari and Dave danced all night, especially when you came down from the stage and played guitar on the dance floor, and when the bride and groom rocked on your stage.
I can’t express how much we enjoyed working with you and your team in planning the evening. Having heard so many accolades about you and your band, Ilene and I had high expectations for the evening. Your personal interest in planning our party was phenomenal and your performance exceeded our expectations. Every song was perfect and your ideas for transitioning the party to the patio for the after-party were brilliant. So many of our friends remarked how they couldn’t remember the last time they stayed at a party and danced until 3am.
We can’t thank you enough for making our party spectacular and look forward to our next wedding for Kerri so we can do it all again.
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Bari
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
valerie and starlight were by far the best decision of the entire wedding process!!!!!!!!! We are so thrilled and people keep telling us that they were the best band they have ever heard. Valerie was so incredible to work with, she took such a personal interest in our night and worked with us to customize the music for our wedding. We had heard all the rave reviews and hired her without even hearing her. She exceeded all expectations! We can't imagine our wedding without her. Every song they played was perfect, it was like a concert! The dance floor was packed the entire night!! We can't wait to have the opportunity to use them again, they are the best!!!!!!!
valerie and starlight were by far the best decision of the entire wedding process!!!!!!!!! We are so thrilled and people Read more...
valerie and starlight were by far the best decision of the entire wedding process!!!!!!!!! We are so thrilled and people keep telling us that they were the best band they have ever heard. Valerie was so incredible to work with, she took such a personal interest in our night and worked with us to customize the music for our wedding. We had heard all the rave reviews and hired her without even hearing her. She exceeded all expectations! We can't imagine our wedding without her. Every song they played was perfect, it was like a concert! The dance floor was packed the entire night!! We can't wait to have the opportunity to use them again, they are the best!!!!!!! Read less
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June
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
In 2007 we had Valerie Romanoff and her amazing band at my daughter's wedding at the NY Public Library. They were incredible. From coordinating the ceremony music to the cocktail hour vibe and the unbelievable band at the reception, they exceeded our expectations. When my younger daughter began planning her wedding, our first call was to Valerie. We went to their offices and talked about what my bride, Jennifer and groom Seth, envisioned for their wedding. In an instant, Valerie and her talented team got to work creating exactly what Jennifer wanted. From song selection to customized music, Valerie's team put it all together. They didn't miss a beat! The pre-ceremony music welcomed our guests to New York's Museum of Natural History with a warm style. The ceremony music was exactly what Jennifer chose; contemporary songs with an elegant feel- an amazing harpist and an ensemble that rivals any I could hear at Carnegie Hall. They even went so far as to take Jen's favorite song and learn it perfectly. That was no easy task as the sheet music was unavailable and they had to create the music, practice and learn this unusual Icelandic piece. Our guests couldn't get over the orchestral sound that accompanied my daughter down the aisle. And then there was the party- OMG- they were unbelievable, knowing the right mix of songs, keeping the crowd energized and engaged, making the night flow perfectly with the right balance. My guests all commented that the singers would blow any American Idol off the stage, the musicians were more talented than any they have heard in concert and Valerie's guitar artistry was awesome. The party remained full energy until the last person collapsed on the dance floor. Starlight was everything we could have ever hoped for and more. My only regret- I don't have another wedding to make, might just have to have Starlight come to my house and blow my mind one more time!
In 2007 we had Valerie Romanoff and her amazing band at my daughter's wedding at the NY Public Library. They were Read more...
In 2007 we had Valerie Romanoff and her amazing band at my daughter's wedding at the NY Public Library. They were incredible. From coordinating the ceremony music to the cocktail hour vibe and the unbelievable band at the reception, they exceeded our expectations. When my younger daughter began planning her wedding, our first call was to Valerie. We went to their offices and talked about what my bride, Jennifer and groom Seth, envisioned for their wedding. In an instant, Valerie and her talented team got to work creating exactly what Jennifer wanted. From song selection to customized music, Valerie's team put it all together. They didn't miss a beat! The pre-ceremony music welcomed our guests to New York's Museum of Natural History with a warm style. The ceremony music was exactly what Jennifer chose; contemporary songs with an elegant feel- an amazing harpist and an ensemble that rivals any I could hear at Carnegie Hall. They even went so far as to take Jen's favorite song and learn it perfectly. That was no easy task as the sheet music was unavailable and they had to create the music, practice and learn this unusual Icelandic piece. Our guests couldn't get over the orchestral sound that accompanied my daughter down the aisle. And then there was the party- OMG- they were unbelievable, knowing the right mix of songs, keeping the crowd energized and engaged, making the night flow perfectly with the right balance. My guests all commented that the singers would blow any American Idol off the stage, the musicians were more talented than any they have heard in concert and Valerie's guitar artistry was awesome. The party remained full energy until the last person collapsed on the dance floor. Starlight was everything we could have ever hoped for and more. My only regret- I don't have another wedding to make, might just have to have Starlight come to my house and blow my mind one more time! Read less
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Jen
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Starlight Orchestra went above and beyond to make sure that the music at my wedding was out of this world. They learned countless songs that I requested, some of which didn't have sheet music, and fully embraced some of my quirky and specific music tastes/requests. As a music lover, the band was a huge part of our wedding, and Starlight delivers and have everyone dancing from the moment they entered the venue. Their energy, voices, and musicianship are amazing. We were incredibly involved throughout the whole process and truly appreciated how receptive they were. I would recommend Starlight to anyone and thank them so much for helping make our wedding so special!
Starlight Orchestra went above and beyond to make sure that the music at my wedding was out of this world. They learned Read more...
Starlight Orchestra went above and beyond to make sure that the music at my wedding was out of this world. They learned countless songs that I requested, some of which didn't have sheet music, and fully embraced some of my quirky and specific music tastes/requests. As a music lover, the band was a huge part of our wedding, and Starlight delivers and have everyone dancing from the moment they entered the venue. Their energy, voices, and musicianship are amazing. We were incredibly involved throughout the whole process and truly appreciated how receptive they were. I would recommend Starlight to anyone and thank them so much for helping make our wedding so special! Read less
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mrsfrack
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
We used The New York Players, which are managed by Starlight. They are an AMAZING band. They played a friend's wedding a year before ours and we booked them soon after. They are talented singers but also awesome entertainers, and they set the tone for a great party without being cheesy and with the right balance of elegance and fun. The service Starlight provides is very high quality. They were very organized and attentive throughout the planning process and communicated all the details we requested to the band in a timely manner. The Players are by far the best wedding band I have ever heard, and all our guests agreed - at least three people told me they want to use them for their upcoming weddings.
We used The New York Players, which are managed by Starlight. They are an AMAZING band. They played a friend's wedding a Read more...
We used The New York Players, which are managed by Starlight. They are an AMAZING band. They played a friend's wedding a year before ours and we booked them soon after. They are talented singers but also awesome entertainers, and they set the tone for a great party without being cheesy and with the right balance of elegance and fun. The service Starlight provides is very high quality. They were very organized and attentive throughout the planning process and communicated all the details we requested to the band in a timely manner. The Players are by far the best wedding band I have ever heard, and all our guests agreed - at least three people told me they want to use them for their upcoming weddings. Read less
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bm12
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Sarah Scott's band was absolutely fabulous! They did an amazing job getting the entire crowd on the dance floor all night. My husband and I couldn't even make it around the ballroom to greet our guests, as everyone was dancing! Sarah has a true gift at reading the crowd-she played our top 40 favorites, while making sure that the older people enjoyed their night as well. She was amazing to work with-she guided us through the process and gave us advice along the way. She also fulfilled our last minute requests and made sure that every detail was perfect.
Sarah Scott's band was absolutely fabulous! They did an amazing job getting the entire crowd on the dance floor all night. Read more...
Sarah Scott's band was absolutely fabulous! They did an amazing job getting the entire crowd on the dance floor all night. My husband and I couldn't even make it around the ballroom to greet our guests, as everyone was dancing! Sarah has a true gift at reading the crowd-she played our top 40 favorites, while making sure that the older people enjoyed their night as well. She was amazing to work with-she guided us through the process and gave us advice along the way. She also fulfilled our last minute requests and made sure that every detail was perfect. Read less
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akdp
Wedding:
5/29/2011
4.0/5.0
We hired Rebecca Blake's Starlight Orchestra and they made an absolutely amazing and fun party!!!! Everyone danced and danced and danced which is exactly what we'd wanted. They are high energy, super-professional, incredible musicians, and tons and tons of fun. Here's the thing - they basically didn't play anything that we wanted... they said no to most of our requests... they played Gold-Digger at our wedding (um - we want prenups is a surreal and completely inappropriate thing to be chanting at a wedding!)... they played some random song for when the bride (me) was walking down the aisle instead of what I'd asked... they wouldn't learn the very basic piano sheet music that my brother-in-law arranged to accompany my sisters at our wedding... and after all that, we all had an incredible time.

My takeaway is that Rebecca Blake and her Starlight Orchestra put on a *GREAT* party - but don't expect them to be particularly accommodating or to really customize their party playlist for you. That being said, you won't be disappointed.
We hired Rebecca Blake's Starlight Orchestra and they made an absolutely amazing and fun party!!!! Everyone danced and Read more...
We hired Rebecca Blake's Starlight Orchestra and they made an absolutely amazing and fun party!!!! Everyone danced and danced and danced which is exactly what we'd wanted. They are high energy, super-professional, incredible musicians, and tons and tons of fun. Here's the thing - they basically didn't play anything that we wanted... they said no to most of our requests... they played Gold-Digger at our wedding (um - we want prenups is a surreal and completely inappropriate thing to be chanting at a wedding!)... they played some random song for when the bride (me) was walking down the aisle instead of what I'd asked... they wouldn't learn the very basic piano sheet music that my brother-in-law arranged to accompany my sisters at our wedding... and after all that, we all had an incredible time.

My takeaway is that Rebecca Blake and her Starlight Orchestra put on a *GREAT* party - but don't expect them to be particularly accommodating or to really customize their party playlist for you. That being said, you won't be disappointed. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
12/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Valerie and Starlight Orchestras made our wedding! One guest even wanted their autographs afterwards! Another guest said that it felt like a Black Eyed Peas concert! They are amazing professionals who create incredible atmospheres for one of the most special nights in peoples lives. We were so happy with every aspect from planning and organization of details to the original music they made for our ceremony! Valerie and her band are amazing!
Valerie and Starlight Orchestras made our wedding! One guest even wanted their autographs afterwards! Another guest said Read more...
Valerie and Starlight Orchestras made our wedding! One guest even wanted their autographs afterwards! Another guest said that it felt like a Black Eyed Peas concert! They are amazing professionals who create incredible atmospheres for one of the most special nights in peoples lives. We were so happy with every aspect from planning and organization of details to the original music they made for our ceremony! Valerie and her band are amazing! Read less
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Vivian
Wedding:
12/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Valerie and her band made the night- I only wish I have more weddings to throw so we can use her again!!! I was looking around and saw how much fun everyone had on the dance floor, they were and are the best.
Valerie and her band made the night- I only wish I have more weddings to throw so we can use her again!!! I was looking Read more...
Valerie and her band made the night- I only wish I have more weddings to throw so we can use her again!!! I was looking around and saw how much fun everyone had on the dance floor, they were and are the best. Read less
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srk6268
Wedding:
8/1/2009
5.0/5.0
Laurell's band was amazing - people went nuts for them and kept telling us that they'd go to hear them perform in concert, wedding or no wedding. It was just perfect. Throughout the honeymoon, we kept hearing songs on the radio and laughing over the fact that Laurell had performed it- but better. I HATE cheesy and predictable wedding bands, and we had none of that. They were terrific.
Laurell's band was amazing - people went nuts for them and kept telling us that they'd go to hear them perform in concert, Read more...
Laurell's band was amazing - people went nuts for them and kept telling us that they'd go to hear them perform in concert, wedding or no wedding. It was just perfect. Throughout the honeymoon, we kept hearing songs on the radio and laughing over the fact that Laurell had performed it- but better. I HATE cheesy and predictable wedding bands, and we had none of that. They were terrific. Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
6/13/2009
4.6/5.0
We had Starlight Orchestra (Rebecca Blake) at our wedding and they were fantastic. We have NEVER heard or seen a wedding band as good as they were at any other wedding. The only complaint I had was we added a extra spanish singer to do Gipsy Kings ect and paid a lot for him and he only did 1 song. Starlights singers voices are so amazing and they look very put together and classy. They were easy to work with and very responsive.
We had Starlight Orchestra (Rebecca Blake) at our wedding and they were fantastic. We have NEVER heard or seen a wedding Read more...
We had Starlight Orchestra (Rebecca Blake) at our wedding and they were fantastic. We have NEVER heard or seen a wedding band as good as they were at any other wedding. The only complaint I had was we added a extra spanish singer to do Gipsy Kings ect and paid a lot for him and he only did 1 song. Starlights singers voices are so amazing and they look very put together and classy. They were easy to work with and very responsive. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I have only one word: amazing!!!

When my husband and I started looking for bands, our biggest criteria was finding someone who could do the standards but could also sing todays pop hits and sound good doing it. Listening to Laurell's demos blew us away. Her band is beyond talented! The first time we met with Starlight, we spent an hour talking to Laurell. By the time we left, we felt like old friends, and we knew that we would be hiring them, no matter who else we saw. The second time we met with Laurell, she spent half an hour going through all the songs on my husband's iPod and taking notes so that she would know what kind of music he liked and could make sure to play at least in part to his tastes and asking if there were any songs we wanted her band to learn (she did end up learning the song I danced to with my dad specifically for us). She also went through the details of the wedding with us. The next day she sent us a detailed timeline for the wedding with every speech, dance, and event accounted for. We didn't need to wonder if we were forgetting something because she'd already thought of it all.

The night of the wedding, Laurell was true to her promise to keep the dance floor packed. Everyone was up and dancing all night long. In fact, I think the only time I saw people sitting was when it was time to eat, and even then, most people skipped the salad course to keep dancing. And the floor was still packed when the reception ended at 1am. Everyone I've spoken to about the wedding has told me how great the band sounded and what an amazing job they did. And the pop hits sounded as good live as they did on her demos.

A pricy band, but worth every single penny. Thanks, Laurell. You made our wedding a hit!
I have only one word: amazing!!!

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I have only one word: amazing!!!

When my husband and I started looking for bands, our biggest criteria was finding someone who could do the standards but could also sing todays pop hits and sound good doing it. Listening to Laurell's demos blew us away. Her band is beyond talented! The first time we met with Starlight, we spent an hour talking to Laurell. By the time we left, we felt like old friends, and we knew that we would be hiring them, no matter who else we saw. The second time we met with Laurell, she spent half an hour going through all the songs on my husband's iPod and taking notes so that she would know what kind of music he liked and could make sure to play at least in part to his tastes and asking if there were any songs we wanted her band to learn (she did end up learning the song I danced to with my dad specifically for us). She also went through the details of the wedding with us. The next day she sent us a detailed timeline for the wedding with every speech, dance, and event accounted for. We didn't need to wonder if we were forgetting something because she'd already thought of it all.

The night of the wedding, Laurell was true to her promise to keep the dance floor packed. Everyone was up and dancing all night long. In fact, I think the only time I saw people sitting was when it was time to eat, and even then, most people skipped the salad course to keep dancing. And the floor was still packed when the reception ended at 1am. Everyone I've spoken to about the wedding has told me how great the band sounded and what an amazing job they did. And the pop hits sounded as good live as they did on her demos.

A pricy band, but worth every single penny. Thanks, Laurell. You made our wedding a hit! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Everything was awesome. The band was great and working with Laurell was an absolute pleasure.


We were so happy with everything and so many of our friends and family have commented on how fantastic the band was.
Everything was awesome. The band was great and working with Laurell was an absolute pleasure.


We were so Read more...
Everything was awesome. The band was great and working with Laurell was an absolute pleasure.


We were so happy with everything and so many of our friends and family have commented on how fantastic the band was. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Starlight is absolutely amazing! A band can make or break the wedding reception, and leave your guests on cloud 9, or ready to sleep at 9pm, depending on their performance. Therefore, the band was very important to my groom and me when planning the wedding. Starlight did NOT disappoint! They were incredible and kept the crowd on their feet until the bride and groom send-off (an hour after we anticipated because we were all having so much fun), and our guests are still raving about THE band!!!

When planning your own wedding, you are forced to think about things and make decisions that have never before crossed your mind. I was concerned about conveying the style of music and type of crowd to the band, but Starlight made the process simple and picked up on our style perfectly! After filtering through their incredible song list, we added specific song requests and even changed the length of our first-dance song last minute…they executed all flawlessly. Also, I requested one popular dance song last minute, but insisted the words “sex” be changed to “love” so that the grandmas would still love us. The electric crowd kept dancing and having a blast, and only the grandmas and I noticed the change that was so perfectly incorporated.

Extremely talented, professional, fascinating, electric, beyond entertaining….Starlight is the foolproof choice for an astonishing event.
Starlight is absolutely amazing! A band can make or break the wedding reception, and leave your guests on cloud 9, or Read more...
Starlight is absolutely amazing! A band can make or break the wedding reception, and leave your guests on cloud 9, or ready to sleep at 9pm, depending on their performance. Therefore, the band was very important to my groom and me when planning the wedding. Starlight did NOT disappoint! They were incredible and kept the crowd on their feet until the bride and groom send-off (an hour after we anticipated because we were all having so much fun), and our guests are still raving about THE band!!!

When planning your own wedding, you are forced to think about things and make decisions that have never before crossed your mind. I was concerned about conveying the style of music and type of crowd to the band, but Starlight made the process simple and picked up on our style perfectly! After filtering through their incredible song list, we added specific song requests and even changed the length of our first-dance song last minute…they executed all flawlessly. Also, I requested one popular dance song last minute, but insisted the words “sex” be changed to “love” so that the grandmas would still love us. The electric crowd kept dancing and having a blast, and only the grandmas and I noticed the change that was so perfectly incorporated.

Extremely talented, professional, fascinating, electric, beyond entertaining….Starlight is the foolproof choice for an astonishing event. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.0/5.0
The band made our event! People are still talking about the fact that they were attending a performance piece, not just another wedding dance.
My only hesitation at giving all 5s is that the volume was too loud, and when I personally requested that it be lowered, I did not feel that my needs were met
We are using the same band at another event this fall. . . I hope that their performance level is just as high, and that their responsiveness to me is improved.
The band made our event! People are still talking about the fact that they were attending a performance piece, not just Read more...
The band made our event! People are still talking about the fact that they were attending a performance piece, not just another wedding dance.
My only hesitation at giving all 5s is that the volume was too loud, and when I personally requested that it be lowered, I did not feel that my needs were met
We are using the same band at another event this fall. . . I hope that their performance level is just as high, and that their responsiveness to me is improved. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We love Valerie and her band! I only wish I had more weddings to throw so we can keep using Starlight.
We are constantly thinking about our children's wedding and how amazing the music was.
Thank you Valerie!!!
We love Valerie and her band! I only wish I had more weddings to throw so we can keep using Starlight.
We are Read more...
We love Valerie and her band! I only wish I had more weddings to throw so we can keep using Starlight.
We are constantly thinking about our children's wedding and how amazing the music was.
Thank you Valerie!!! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Everyone at the wedding loved the orchestra. They could not believe the number of pieces and the quality of music. People were blown away. One person said, " they were like a show, a real performance., so fantastic!" When the music started, the singers and musicians were able to create an energy that was irresistible, bringing everyone young and old up, to their feet and onto the dance floor. Even my 91 year old uncle wanted to dance.... and did... with his wife! Guests had not been exposed to dancing between dinner courses and loved that idea. And the variety of music brought the room together and up... moving, making everyone happy, smiling, laughing and feeling good all over.
Everyone at the wedding loved the orchestra. They could not believe the number of pieces and the quality of music. People Read more...
Everyone at the wedding loved the orchestra. They could not believe the number of pieces and the quality of music. People were blown away. One person said, " they were like a show, a real performance., so fantastic!" When the music started, the singers and musicians were able to create an energy that was irresistible, bringing everyone young and old up, to their feet and onto the dance floor. Even my 91 year old uncle wanted to dance.... and did... with his wife! Guests had not been exposed to dancing between dinner courses and loved that idea. And the variety of music brought the room together and up... moving, making everyone happy, smiling, laughing and feeling good all over. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Laurell Eastman and her band "Good Life" played for our wedding this passed Saturday. I cannot say enough about how fantastic their performance was. We were beyond impressed. The music was FABULOUS, and we truly believe that good music makes a great party - Laurell and "Good Life" make a GREAT party. We received so many compliments from friends and family about how amazing the band is. We HIGHLY recommend them and look forward to using them again!!!!!!! Laurell was also extremely helpful, organized and professional all along the process leading up to our wedding day. She consistently went above and beyond. THANK YOU!
Laurell Eastman and her band "Good Life" played for our wedding this passed Saturday. I cannot say enough about how Read more...
Laurell Eastman and her band "Good Life" played for our wedding this passed Saturday. I cannot say enough about how fantastic their performance was. We were beyond impressed. The music was FABULOUS, and we truly believe that good music makes a great party - Laurell and "Good Life" make a GREAT party. We received so many compliments from friends and family about how amazing the band is. We HIGHLY recommend them and look forward to using them again!!!!!!! Laurell was also extremely helpful, organized and professional all along the process leading up to our wedding day. She consistently went above and beyond. THANK YOU! Read less
Services Used: Band

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