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TVK Orchestra

Chicago , IL

LOCATION

2109 N. Neva Ave.
Chicago, IL US 60707 (map)
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ABOUT US

The TVK Orchestra provides exceptional music for weddings and other special events in Chicago and throughout the Midwest. Since 1990, TVK Orchestra has performed at hundreds of events,... Read more
The TVK Orchestra provides exceptional music for weddings and other special events in Chicago and throughout the Midwest. Since 1990, TVK Orchestra has performed at hundreds of events, played with such artists as Aretha Franklin, Diana Krall and Michael Bolton and has earned a reputation as one of Chicago's top bands.

Named a recipient of a 2011 Bride's Choice Award, TVK Orchestra performs everything from exquisite ceremony music to pack-the-floor dance music. The band customizes music for each wedding to fit every couple's musical taste, including learning new songs if the couple wants ones that aren't in the band's current repertoire. Read less
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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Large (6+ musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
70s, 80s, 90s, Dance, Pop, R&B, Rock
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
Black suits or tuxedos.
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
Yes.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
Depends on size of band, venue. Typically 90 minutes - 2 hours.
How much space do you usually require?
12-feet deep x 16-feet wide
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
No signs or banners. But, we have bandstands.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
Lighting can be added for an additional fee.
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
Yes, we do the emceeing.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Our standard practice is two 15-minute breaks during a 3-hour period. That can be varied depending on a client's needs.
Do you play recorded music during your break?
Yes.
If one or more of the band members is unable to attend, what is your backup plan?
Because our band varies its size, we have additional musicians available to use in case of emergencies/sickness.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Yes. It depends on the distance and size of the band.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
TVK was the band for our August wedding at Chicago's Newberry Library, and they were fantastic! We heard again and again from our guests "this band is just fabulous!" and our dance floor was packed all night long. They were everything we could ask for, and so much more. The price was incredibly fair compared to other bands we considered, plus Tom was easy to work with and very responsive. TVK provided all of our music needs for the wedding day--a pianist and cellist for the ceremony, MP3-playing "background music" during the cocktail hour/reception, emcee-ing, plus a band that got everyone on the dance floor!

We especially appreciated how extensive TVK's playlist was. We had lots of great songs to choose from--Motown and pop hits, slow songs and fast, plus a great hora for our Jewish wedding. We were able to select songs we did and didn't want played, and TVK adhered to this perfectly. We requested a few songs that weren't on the list and TVK played these too. Tom also helped us stay on schedule throughout the night, ensuring that toasts, first dances, etc. were all done according to the schedule we provided in advance.

We truly couldn't have asked for anything more in a band. Tom and TVK were professional, responsive, reasonably priced, and oh so good at keeping the dance floor packed!
TVK was the band for our August wedding at Chicago's Newberry Library, and they were fantastic! We heard again and again Read more...
TVK was the band for our August wedding at Chicago's Newberry Library, and they were fantastic! We heard again and again from our guests "this band is just fabulous!" and our dance floor was packed all night long. They were everything we could ask for, and so much more. The price was incredibly fair compared to other bands we considered, plus Tom was easy to work with and very responsive. TVK provided all of our music needs for the wedding day--a pianist and cellist for the ceremony, MP3-playing "background music" during the cocktail hour/reception, emcee-ing, plus a band that got everyone on the dance floor!

We especially appreciated how extensive TVK's playlist was. We had lots of great songs to choose from--Motown and pop hits, slow songs and fast, plus a great hora for our Jewish wedding. We were able to select songs we did and didn't want played, and TVK adhered to this perfectly. We requested a few songs that weren't on the list and TVK played these too. Tom also helped us stay on schedule throughout the night, ensuring that toasts, first dances, etc. were all done according to the schedule we provided in advance.

We truly couldn't have asked for anything more in a band. Tom and TVK were professional, responsive, reasonably priced, and oh so good at keeping the dance floor packed! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I did not leave the dance floor for the entire 3 hours of the band---absolutely amazing!! TVK was fabulous to work with; flexible, efficient and considerate. They have a fabulous selection to work with and accommodate some special requests as well. They edit the songs for first dance, etc, very well and really know how to keep everyone on the dance floor. TVK helped keep the flow of the wedding just how we wanted it, they were wonderful and everyone raved.
I did not leave the dance floor for the entire 3 hours of the band---absolutely amazing!! TVK was fabulous to work with; Read more...
I did not leave the dance floor for the entire 3 hours of the band---absolutely amazing!! TVK was fabulous to work with; flexible, efficient and considerate. They have a fabulous selection to work with and accommodate some special requests as well. They edit the songs for first dance, etc, very well and really know how to keep everyone on the dance floor. TVK helped keep the flow of the wedding just how we wanted it, they were wonderful and everyone raved. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
7/26/2014
4.9/5.0
My husband made the business of finding a wedding band his job, the music at the wedding was very important to him, and he took the job very seriously. He scoured the internet and asked many people for recommendations. We looked at ALOT of bands before we made our decision. When it came down to it, TVK was the best band with the most affordable price. They were accessible and responsive through the whole planning process. The day of the wedding, they were spot on. They did an EXCELLENT job announcing the various events and speeches and playing the songs we requested during breaks. The band itself was AMAZING!!!! The dance floor was packed the whole night and everyone had a great time. Tons of guests told us TVK was the best wedding band they've heard and that our wedding was the most fun they've had in a long time. My legs were sore for two days after the wedding from dancing so much. I would HIGHLY recommend them.
My husband made the business of finding a wedding band his job, the music at the wedding was very important to him, and he Read more...
My husband made the business of finding a wedding band his job, the music at the wedding was very important to him, and he took the job very seriously. He scoured the internet and asked many people for recommendations. We looked at ALOT of bands before we made our decision. When it came down to it, TVK was the best band with the most affordable price. They were accessible and responsive through the whole planning process. The day of the wedding, they were spot on. They did an EXCELLENT job announcing the various events and speeches and playing the songs we requested during breaks. The band itself was AMAZING!!!! The dance floor was packed the whole night and everyone had a great time. Tons of guests told us TVK was the best wedding band they've heard and that our wedding was the most fun they've had in a long time. My legs were sore for two days after the wedding from dancing so much. I would HIGHLY recommend them. Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
6/29/2014
5.0/5.0
WOW!!!!! We can't say enough about how amazing TVK Orchestra was at our wedding. From the beautiful music played during the ceremony to the very end of the reception, they were absolutely fantastic!

I worked with Tom and Carly leading up to our wedding date. We were able to go through their list of songs and let them know what we wanted them to play. It was such an easy process! My husband and I had been practicing a choreographed first dance to I'm Yours by Jason Mraz. We sent them a video of us dancing, and Tom and the band played the song just perfectly on the day of! Everyone was so impressed :)
It felt like we had already practiced with the band!

Tom helped the night run smoothly! He coordinated the grand entrance and double checked with me that he was pronouncing everyone's name correctly. My husband had requested a microphone with a stand for his speech and without hesitation, he made it happen. Thank you for all of your hard work! It truly paid off :)

We knew how important it was to find a band that would keep our guests on the dance floor the entire night. Let me tell you...people actually were on the dance the THE WHOLE NIGHT! Everyone kept coming up to us telling us how much they loved the band. It felt so great to know that people were having the time of their lives at our wedding! Even now, two weeks after our wedding, people are still making comments about how amazing the band was. Trust me, they will make your wedding night unforgettable!!! BOOK TVK ORCHESTRA NOW---you won't regret it :)
WOW!!!!! We can't say enough about how amazing TVK Orchestra was at our wedding. From the beautiful music played during Read more...
WOW!!!!! We can't say enough about how amazing TVK Orchestra was at our wedding. From the beautiful music played during the ceremony to the very end of the reception, they were absolutely fantastic!

I worked with Tom and Carly leading up to our wedding date. We were able to go through their list of songs and let them know what we wanted them to play. It was such an easy process! My husband and I had been practicing a choreographed first dance to I'm Yours by Jason Mraz. We sent them a video of us dancing, and Tom and the band played the song just perfectly on the day of! Everyone was so impressed :)
It felt like we had already practiced with the band!

Tom helped the night run smoothly! He coordinated the grand entrance and double checked with me that he was pronouncing everyone's name correctly. My husband had requested a microphone with a stand for his speech and without hesitation, he made it happen. Thank you for all of your hard work! It truly paid off :)

We knew how important it was to find a band that would keep our guests on the dance floor the entire night. Let me tell you...people actually were on the dance the THE WHOLE NIGHT! Everyone kept coming up to us telling us how much they loved the band. It felt so great to know that people were having the time of their lives at our wedding! Even now, two weeks after our wedding, people are still making comments about how amazing the band was. Trust me, they will make your wedding night unforgettable!!! BOOK TVK ORCHESTRA NOW---you won't regret it :) Read less
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Dana
Wedding:
6/1/2014
5.0/5.0
We cannot say enough great things about TVK. From the ceremony to the cocktail hour to dinner and then dancing, TVK moved smoothly and effortlessly to the next phase of the evening. We continue to hear compliments about the music and the playlist. The dance floor was constantly full. TVK met all of our special song requests and greatly exceeded our expectations!
We cannot say enough great things about TVK. From the ceremony to the cocktail hour to dinner and then dancing, TVK moved Read more...
We cannot say enough great things about TVK. From the ceremony to the cocktail hour to dinner and then dancing, TVK moved smoothly and effortlessly to the next phase of the evening. We continue to hear compliments about the music and the playlist. The dance floor was constantly full. TVK met all of our special song requests and greatly exceeded our expectations! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
We are so happy we booked TVK for our wedding! They truly made the night unforgettable. They were so easy to work with and accommodated to any and everything we needed! The dance floor was packed all night long and our guests are raving about how incredible TVK was! We would highly recommend TVK!
We are so happy we booked TVK for our wedding! They truly made the night unforgettable. They were so easy to work with and Read more...
We are so happy we booked TVK for our wedding! They truly made the night unforgettable. They were so easy to work with and accommodated to any and everything we needed! The dance floor was packed all night long and our guests are raving about how incredible TVK was! We would highly recommend TVK! Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
So happy we booked TVK Orchestra for our wedding day! Our dance floor was packed the entire night, and 6 months later, our guests are still raving about how great our band was!!
So happy we booked TVK Orchestra for our wedding day! Our dance floor was packed the entire night, and 6 months later, our Read more...
So happy we booked TVK Orchestra for our wedding day! Our dance floor was packed the entire night, and 6 months later, our guests are still raving about how great our band was!! Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
10/4/2013
5.0/5.0
We were nothing short of thrilled with experience with the TVK Orchestra. Tom, Brady and their band went out of their way to make sure their sound system and execution were above and beyond for us and never hesitated to do so. We asked them to have my 91 yr old grandfather play with them, and Tom spent his own time convincing and organizing him to play on stage . It was a huge hit and something my family will never forget! The dance floor was packed for every single song, including the breaks! We have been to numerous weddings this year, and this had by far the best music! Thank you TVK for making our wedding unforgettable!
We were nothing short of thrilled with experience with the TVK Orchestra. Tom, Brady and their band went out of their way Read more...
We were nothing short of thrilled with experience with the TVK Orchestra. Tom, Brady and their band went out of their way to make sure their sound system and execution were above and beyond for us and never hesitated to do so. We asked them to have my 91 yr old grandfather play with them, and Tom spent his own time convincing and organizing him to play on stage . It was a huge hit and something my family will never forget! The dance floor was packed for every single song, including the breaks! We have been to numerous weddings this year, and this had by far the best music! Thank you TVK for making our wedding unforgettable! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
TVK Orchestra played at our wedding (I'm the bride) last weekend at The Drake. There couldn't have been a better band at our wedding.

From the ceremony (in which they played Beatles, Edelweiss, Just the Way You Are) to our reception, they completely nailed it, and our guests couldn't stop raving about them.

At our reception, they kicked off with Blurred Lines, Get Lucky and I Wanna Dance with Somebody, and people dancing around me were amazed - jesting with me, asking, "Are we at a concert!?" That truly showed how impressed everyone ones.

Also, the band members voices were incredible. Crystal was the lead, and she rocked it. Sang our "first dance" song, Can't Take my Eyes Off You, and nailed it. The guys (didn't catch his name), but they sounded just like the Robin Thicke or Frank Sinatra.

The dance floor was packed the entire time.

Tom, the lead/manager/owner, was so amazing to work with. He organized our timeline, worked out all the details that we wanted, was able to get the band ready to play any songs that was not on their song list.

It was perfection! And with all that said, a few engaged friends are looking to book them next!
TVK Orchestra played at our wedding (I'm the bride) last weekend at The Drake. There couldn't have been a better band at Read more...
TVK Orchestra played at our wedding (I'm the bride) last weekend at The Drake. There couldn't have been a better band at our wedding.

From the ceremony (in which they played Beatles, Edelweiss, Just the Way You Are) to our reception, they completely nailed it, and our guests couldn't stop raving about them.

At our reception, they kicked off with Blurred Lines, Get Lucky and I Wanna Dance with Somebody, and people dancing around me were amazed - jesting with me, asking, "Are we at a concert!?" That truly showed how impressed everyone ones.

Also, the band members voices were incredible. Crystal was the lead, and she rocked it. Sang our "first dance" song, Can't Take my Eyes Off You, and nailed it. The guys (didn't catch his name), but they sounded just like the Robin Thicke or Frank Sinatra.

The dance floor was packed the entire time.

Tom, the lead/manager/owner, was so amazing to work with. He organized our timeline, worked out all the details that we wanted, was able to get the band ready to play any songs that was not on their song list.

It was perfection! And with all that said, a few engaged friends are looking to book them next! Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
We were referred to TVK by a friend who saw them live. We didn't have a chance to see them ourselves prior to the wedding but we had enough communication regarding music preferences and whatnot that we felt totally comfortable with their level of professionalism and expertise. They absolutely lived up to our expectations and we had so many of our guests freaking out how good they were. They kept it fun and had our friends and family on the dance floor all night. They were absolutely wonderful and I would highly suggest them to any other brides and grooms looking for a diverse band in the Chicago area!
We were referred to TVK by a friend who saw them live. We didn't have a chance to see them ourselves prior to the wedding Read more...
We were referred to TVK by a friend who saw them live. We didn't have a chance to see them ourselves prior to the wedding but we had enough communication regarding music preferences and whatnot that we felt totally comfortable with their level of professionalism and expertise. They absolutely lived up to our expectations and we had so many of our guests freaking out how good they were. They kept it fun and had our friends and family on the dance floor all night. They were absolutely wonderful and I would highly suggest them to any other brides and grooms looking for a diverse band in the Chicago area! Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
2/16/2013
5.0/5.0
When planning our wedding, one of the most important parts was the entertainment. TVK met more than our expectations for all portions of our wedding including the ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner hour, and reception. Their willingness to work with us to "package" all of their services, in addition to their professionalism and talent led to a perfect day! The dance floor was packed the entire night and the variety of music involved our guests of all ages. Everyone is still raving about TVK and several of our guests plan to use them for future parties. If you want a band that's got it all, look no further!
When planning our wedding, one of the most important parts was the entertainment. TVK met more than our expectations for Read more...
When planning our wedding, one of the most important parts was the entertainment. TVK met more than our expectations for all portions of our wedding including the ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner hour, and reception. Their willingness to work with us to "package" all of their services, in addition to their professionalism and talent led to a perfect day! The dance floor was packed the entire night and the variety of music involved our guests of all ages. Everyone is still raving about TVK and several of our guests plan to use them for future parties. If you want a band that's got it all, look no further! Read less
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Callie
Wedding:
2/9/2013
5.0/5.0
We had TVK perform at our wedding in February and they were absolutely spectacular. They provided a fun and upbeat atmosphere that really got people out on the dance floor. The floor was full all night with all of our young friends as well as all of my parents friends. I had numerous guests tell me how excellent they thought the music was and there were times where the music sounded exactly like what you'd hear on the radio. To me, the Band was one of the most important vendors we planned to hired and they couldn't have been better. They were incredibly accommodating and worked closely with us to choose the music selection and put together the night. I strongly recommend TVK to anyone who needs a Band for an event.
We had TVK perform at our wedding in February and they were absolutely spectacular. They provided a fun and upbeat Read more...
We had TVK perform at our wedding in February and they were absolutely spectacular. They provided a fun and upbeat atmosphere that really got people out on the dance floor. The floor was full all night with all of our young friends as well as all of my parents friends. I had numerous guests tell me how excellent they thought the music was and there were times where the music sounded exactly like what you'd hear on the radio. To me, the Band was one of the most important vendors we planned to hired and they couldn't have been better. They were incredibly accommodating and worked closely with us to choose the music selection and put together the night. I strongly recommend TVK to anyone who needs a Band for an event. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Having a great band was the highest priority for our reception to us. We're a big family that really likes to party and really loves to dance. We are so happy we decided on TVK, and have received compliment after compliment from our wedding guests on how amazing they were. Tom was a true pleasure to work with and was very attentive and professional during the months, weeks and days before the wedding. He provided his guidance and advice (he is the expert after all), but also listened to our needs and wants. He was very trustworthy, accommodating, honest and made us feel valued from the very first phone call. TVK's performance at the wedding was phenomenal. The dance floor was packed the ENTIRE night, and after the last song the guests demanded an encore. I have been to a lot of weddings and never had that happen before - it was a blast! They were able to read the room and know what to play to keep the party going. The emceeing was perfect (even with some last minute changes) - they were very accommodating with these final tweaks and everything when smoothly. I think the best compliment we heard was one guest said it was one of the best weddings they had been too - and they hardly remembered the band... meaning they did such a great job at keeping the guests and bridal party entertained, while being unobtrusive and without stealing the show. TVK is a bargain at any price and I would HIGHLY recommend TVK for any wedding, and will be recommending them to any friends or families that are looking for bands in the future.
Having a great band was the highest priority for our reception to us. We're a big family that really likes to party and Read more...
Having a great band was the highest priority for our reception to us. We're a big family that really likes to party and really loves to dance. We are so happy we decided on TVK, and have received compliment after compliment from our wedding guests on how amazing they were. Tom was a true pleasure to work with and was very attentive and professional during the months, weeks and days before the wedding. He provided his guidance and advice (he is the expert after all), but also listened to our needs and wants. He was very trustworthy, accommodating, honest and made us feel valued from the very first phone call. TVK's performance at the wedding was phenomenal. The dance floor was packed the ENTIRE night, and after the last song the guests demanded an encore. I have been to a lot of weddings and never had that happen before - it was a blast! They were able to read the room and know what to play to keep the party going. The emceeing was perfect (even with some last minute changes) - they were very accommodating with these final tweaks and everything when smoothly. I think the best compliment we heard was one guest said it was one of the best weddings they had been too - and they hardly remembered the band... meaning they did such a great job at keeping the guests and bridal party entertained, while being unobtrusive and without stealing the show. TVK is a bargain at any price and I would HIGHLY recommend TVK for any wedding, and will be recommending them to any friends or families that are looking for bands in the future. Read less
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Melanie
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
TVK Orchestra is a wonderful band for your wedding. They provided the musicians for my daughter's wedding last Saturday. This included a jazz trio that played before the ceremony began and during the cocktail hour. It transitioned to an 8 piece orchestra for dancing. TVK is very versatile, handling different genres equally well. Their sound mix was good. At the end of the night, they remarked that they had never played our venue before but you would never have known this by the quality of the sound. The dance floor was PACKED all night - always a sign of a good band. Tom, the band leader, communicated very effectively with us prior to the wedding - this was important, especially as we got right on top of the event and had a number of last minute questions. Highly recommend this band!
TVK Orchestra is a wonderful band for your wedding. They provided the musicians for my daughter's wedding last Saturday. Read more...
TVK Orchestra is a wonderful band for your wedding. They provided the musicians for my daughter's wedding last Saturday. This included a jazz trio that played before the ceremony began and during the cocktail hour. It transitioned to an 8 piece orchestra for dancing. TVK is very versatile, handling different genres equally well. Their sound mix was good. At the end of the night, they remarked that they had never played our venue before but you would never have known this by the quality of the sound. The dance floor was PACKED all night - always a sign of a good band. Tom, the band leader, communicated very effectively with us prior to the wedding - this was important, especially as we got right on top of the event and had a number of last minute questions. Highly recommend this band! Read less
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Allison N
Wedding:
9/22/2012
4.6/5.0
Anyone planning a wedding in Chicago that wants a band knows that there are a lot of verrrrry pricey bands out there. My husband came across TVK a year prior to our wedding after we did copious research on popular bands in the city and were disappointed at how outrageous their fees were.

If you don't want to spend half of your budget on your band, TVK is an amazing bang for your buck! We were SO HAPPY with them and their overall presence, music selection, quality of sound and emceeing at our wedding in September. We worked very closely with Crystal, often going back and forth on song selections, schedule for the evening and pretty much every single detail. Everything went off without a hitch, and they were even able to set up in just 45 minutes as we had a room flip from having our ceremony and reception in the same space.

Sometimes, they are a little slow to get back to you via email and phone, but in the end, you'll have an amazing band who impresses all your guests and keeps people dancing all night. We got so many compliments on the song selection and how they played music for all ages, but not in an annoyingly obvious way. Crystal has an incredible voice and the band's overall sound is really really great.

Tip: Definitely take a look at their song list and select your favorites ahead of time. We did this and they played EXACTLY what we wanted, yet made sure to keep an eye on the crowd and keep the dance floor vibe going.
Anyone planning a wedding in Chicago that wants a band knows that there are a lot of verrrrry pricey bands out there. My Read more...
Anyone planning a wedding in Chicago that wants a band knows that there are a lot of verrrrry pricey bands out there. My husband came across TVK a year prior to our wedding after we did copious research on popular bands in the city and were disappointed at how outrageous their fees were.

If you don't want to spend half of your budget on your band, TVK is an amazing bang for your buck! We were SO HAPPY with them and their overall presence, music selection, quality of sound and emceeing at our wedding in September. We worked very closely with Crystal, often going back and forth on song selections, schedule for the evening and pretty much every single detail. Everything went off without a hitch, and they were even able to set up in just 45 minutes as we had a room flip from having our ceremony and reception in the same space.

Sometimes, they are a little slow to get back to you via email and phone, but in the end, you'll have an amazing band who impresses all your guests and keeps people dancing all night. We got so many compliments on the song selection and how they played music for all ages, but not in an annoyingly obvious way. Crystal has an incredible voice and the band's overall sound is really really great.

Tip: Definitely take a look at their song list and select your favorites ahead of time. We did this and they played EXACTLY what we wanted, yet made sure to keep an eye on the crowd and keep the dance floor vibe going. Read less
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Sean
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
TVK Orchestra was the best wedding decision we could have made. One of my (only) wedding requirements was a live band. We searched for months and talked to numerous bands. We were nervous as this was our first time hiring a band. Needless to say we were blown away. Tom and the band were everything we could have hoped for and more. Tom especially needs recognition. He was professional, always available, extremely talented, and helped make our reception as smooth as possible. We recommend the band for any event, especially a wedding, and we will have them play for us again sometime in our lives.

The dance floor was constantly packed and my favorite part was I walked up to the dance floor and the band had taken a set break. They had been so phenomenal that for a couple of minutes I didn't realize the music playing was the recordings for the break. They read the crowd amazingly, and we were hard pressed to find a song we wanted to sit for. Our guests are still talking about TVK days after the wedding. Thanks for making our wedding what we had dreamed it would be!!!

Sean W.
TVK Orchestra was the best wedding decision we could have made. One of my (only) wedding requirements was a live band. We Read more...
TVK Orchestra was the best wedding decision we could have made. One of my (only) wedding requirements was a live band. We searched for months and talked to numerous bands. We were nervous as this was our first time hiring a band. Needless to say we were blown away. Tom and the band were everything we could have hoped for and more. Tom especially needs recognition. He was professional, always available, extremely talented, and helped make our reception as smooth as possible. We recommend the band for any event, especially a wedding, and we will have them play for us again sometime in our lives.

The dance floor was constantly packed and my favorite part was I walked up to the dance floor and the band had taken a set break. They had been so phenomenal that for a couple of minutes I didn't realize the music playing was the recordings for the break. They read the crowd amazingly, and we were hard pressed to find a song we wanted to sit for. Our guests are still talking about TVK days after the wedding. Thanks for making our wedding what we had dreamed it would be!!!

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Services Used: Band
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Mary
Wedding:
12/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Tom and his TVK Band did an amazing job at our wedding. We love live music but were not sure if we could afford a band. Tom worked with us on our price and we couldn't have been happier with the outcome. He was very professional and helped the night move along smoothly. Everyone loved the music variety and were amazed at the skill of the band members. I highly recommend TVK for your wedding!
Tom and his TVK Band did an amazing job at our wedding. We love live music but were not sure if we could afford a band. Read more...
Tom and his TVK Band did an amazing job at our wedding. We love live music but were not sure if we could afford a band. Tom worked with us on our price and we couldn't have been happier with the outcome. He was very professional and helped the night move along smoothly. Everyone loved the music variety and were amazed at the skill of the band members. I highly recommend TVK for your wedding! Read less
Services Used: Band
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emfish
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
TVK Orchestra was a pleasure to work with from the start. Tom, the director, was so flexible in helping us coordinate opportunities to hear TVK live before booking, made any desired changes to our contract, and was very responsive to email/phone communication. More than that, EVERYBODY at our wedding danced the entire evening. The band sounded amazing and had tons of energy--we are so happy we booked with TVK!
TVK Orchestra was a pleasure to work with from the start. Tom, the director, was so flexible in helping us coordinate Read more...
TVK Orchestra was a pleasure to work with from the start. Tom, the director, was so flexible in helping us coordinate opportunities to hear TVK live before booking, made any desired changes to our contract, and was very responsive to email/phone communication. More than that, EVERYBODY at our wedding danced the entire evening. The band sounded amazing and had tons of energy--we are so happy we booked with TVK! Read less
Services Used: Band
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kukate23
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
We were sort of nervous to book the band considering we had not heard them play very long, but we had a popular wedding date so needed to make a quick decision. Going into the wedding, all I could hope for was that they didnt play any of the songs on my "do not play" list and keep the dance floor full. The band went ABOVE AND BEYOND any of our expectations! To say the floor was full would be an understatement! They played great music, had wonderful energy and were so easy to work with. In fact, our reception venue booked the band for one of their own parties after hearing them at our wedding! Thank you so much, TVK, for making our day to special and memorable!
We were sort of nervous to book the band considering we had not heard them play very long, but we had a popular wedding Read more...
We were sort of nervous to book the band considering we had not heard them play very long, but we had a popular wedding date so needed to make a quick decision. Going into the wedding, all I could hope for was that they didnt play any of the songs on my "do not play" list and keep the dance floor full. The band went ABOVE AND BEYOND any of our expectations! To say the floor was full would be an understatement! They played great music, had wonderful energy and were so easy to work with. In fact, our reception venue booked the band for one of their own parties after hearing them at our wedding! Thank you so much, TVK, for making our day to special and memorable! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music, DJ,
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Melissa
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
We had a emergency. A month before our wedding, our band backed out. They recommended TVK Orchestra. Tom bended over backwards to understand what we were looking for, got in contact with the string quartet that our initial band had set up, and ROCKED the house. They were WONDERFUL! We got rave reviews from all of our guests!
We had a emergency. A month before our wedding, our band backed out. They recommended TVK Orchestra. Tom bended over Read more...
We had a emergency. A month before our wedding, our band backed out. They recommended TVK Orchestra. Tom bended over backwards to understand what we were looking for, got in contact with the string quartet that our initial band had set up, and ROCKED the house. They were WONDERFUL! We got rave reviews from all of our guests! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Amber
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
TVK Orchestra was absolute perfection at our wedding! From the first time I spoke with Tom, he was professional and excited to do whatever it takes to ensure we had a great wedding reception. The dance floor was packed all night and young and old guest raved about how awesome they were. I would highly recommend TVK to anyone looking for top notch entertainment, they truly are the best of the best of Chicago wedding bands.
TVK Orchestra was absolute perfection at our wedding! From the first time I spoke with Tom, he was professional and Read more...
TVK Orchestra was absolute perfection at our wedding! From the first time I spoke with Tom, he was professional and excited to do whatever it takes to ensure we had a great wedding reception. The dance floor was packed all night and young and old guest raved about how awesome they were. I would highly recommend TVK to anyone looking for top notch entertainment, they truly are the best of the best of Chicago wedding bands. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Laila
Wedding:
5/14/2011
4.6/5.0
Amazing group and a pleasure to work with. Tom was our favorite vendor....extremely accommodating and very flexible. Everyone from my mom to our wedding planners to my fiancé enjoyed working with him because he is so so kind. would recommend tvk to anyone and we hope to use them again.
Amazing group and a pleasure to work with. Tom was our favorite vendor....extremely accommodating and very flexible. Read more...
Amazing group and a pleasure to work with. Tom was our favorite vendor....extremely accommodating and very flexible. Everyone from my mom to our wedding planners to my fiancé enjoyed working with him because he is so so kind. would recommend tvk to anyone and we hope to use them again. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Grace
Wedding:
5/30/2010
5.0/5.0
TVK did a wonderful job! They had the dance floor packed! I met with them months before the big day and gave them multiple request, they met them all and then some! Christy was a joy to work with throughout the wedding planning. I can't wait to book them again! Fantastic doesn't do them justice!
TVK did a wonderful job! They had the dance floor packed! I met with them months before the big day and gave them multiple Read more...
TVK did a wonderful job! They had the dance floor packed! I met with them months before the big day and gave them multiple request, they met them all and then some! Christy was a joy to work with throughout the wedding planning. I can't wait to book them again! Fantastic doesn't do them justice! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Middle Aged Bride
Wedding:
11/8/2008
5.0/5.0
TVK had everyone out on the floor and dancing, including the groom, the whole time they played. The songs were fun and the floor was packed the whole evening. Tom, the coordinator, did a great job listening to what we wanted and provided it. We would book them again in a heartbeat.
TVK had everyone out on the floor and dancing, including the groom, the whole time they played. The songs were fun and the Read more...
TVK had everyone out on the floor and dancing, including the groom, the whole time they played. The songs were fun and the floor was packed the whole evening. Tom, the coordinator, did a great job listening to what we wanted and provided it. We would book them again in a heartbeat. Read less
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Grace
Wedding:
5/24/2008
5.0/5.0
Everyone was asking for the band's information. Tom was helpful and he really went above and beyond to make all the sound system work for my wedding. Definitely recommend to anyone and everyone!!
Everyone was asking for the band's information. Tom was helpful and he really went above and beyond to make all the sound Read more...
Everyone was asking for the band's information. Tom was helpful and he really went above and beyond to make all the sound system work for my wedding. Definitely recommend to anyone and everyone!! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Sheila
Wedding:
8/25/2007
5.0/5.0
BOOK THIS BAND. My husband and I booked TVK before we booked anything else because after one interview with Tom (The leader of the band) we knew that they would keep the party going and get people on the dance floor... and that is exactly what happened. As soon as the party started and TVK started the dance music, the floor was NEVER empty until the very end of the last song that they played. We ended up paying them extra for an extra half hour of music time, and we recieved MANY compliments about the band. They are amazing, and they really keep the party going. If you want a party with a lot of dancing, you can't go wrong with TVK.
BOOK THIS BAND. My husband and I booked TVK before we booked anything else because after one interview with Tom (The Read more...
BOOK THIS BAND. My husband and I booked TVK before we booked anything else because after one interview with Tom (The leader of the band) we knew that they would keep the party going and get people on the dance floor... and that is exactly what happened. As soon as the party started and TVK started the dance music, the floor was NEVER empty until the very end of the last song that they played. We ended up paying them extra for an extra half hour of music time, and we recieved MANY compliments about the band. They are amazing, and they really keep the party going. If you want a party with a lot of dancing, you can't go wrong with TVK. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Melissa
Wedding:
6/2/2007
5.0/5.0
Fantastic, everyone had a great time and the dance floor was packed!
Fantastic, everyone had a great time and the dance floor was packed!
Fantastic, everyone had a great time and the dance floor was packed! Read less
Services Used: Band
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jessica
Wedding:
9/18/2006
4.5/5.0
The TVK Orchestra was one of the best decisions I made when planning our wedding. They played excellent music everyone enjoyed and conducted themselves with such professionalism. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a band they will provide excellent service & music.
The TVK Orchestra was one of the best decisions I made when planning our wedding. They played excellent music everyone Read more...
The TVK Orchestra was one of the best decisions I made when planning our wedding. They played excellent music everyone enjoyed and conducted themselves with such professionalism. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a band they will provide excellent service & music. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
They were fantastic and kept the dance floor PACKED the entire night! We couldn't have had such a fabulous evening without their awesome music.
They were fantastic and kept the dance floor PACKED the entire night! We couldn't have had such a fabulous evening without Read more...
They were fantastic and kept the dance floor PACKED the entire night! We couldn't have had such a fabulous evening without their awesome music. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
TVK Orchestra was fantastic! They learned extremely unique songs specifically for our event. They kept the guests dancing the whole evenings. All of our guests said how much fun they were! Tom worked with us in every way possible to give us exactly what we wanted for the price we wanted to be out. They helped make our wedding perfect!
TVK Orchestra was fantastic! They learned extremely unique songs specifically for our event. They kept the guests dancing Read more...
TVK Orchestra was fantastic! They learned extremely unique songs specifically for our event. They kept the guests dancing the whole evenings. All of our guests said how much fun they were! Tom worked with us in every way possible to give us exactly what we wanted for the price we wanted to be out. They helped make our wedding perfect! Read less
Services Used: Band
TVK Orchestra responded with the following comments:

Thank you Susan and Jeff. It was our pleasure to be a part of your special day and we hope you had a great honeymoon! Good luck.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
WHAT A BAND! They made our wedding reception unforgettable. The band leader and singer and all the instruments were just amazing! All our guests raved and raved about the music. The dance floor was packed from the first note! Tom is just wonderful to work with, quick to respond and takes all your requests down. Our reception layout went just perfectly and they listened to all of my requests. Very professional to work with, great emcees for announcements, speeches, etc but not over the top like some other band leaders. I would highly recommend this group to anyone. Great talent, great song list to choose from and will learn any song you request. Price is reasonable for this high caliber band, which I believe better than any of other bands I looked into, which were much more expensive. Contact them! It will be the best decision! One of my favorite vendors to work with and delivered quality, memorable reception music that everyone will want to dance to!
WHAT A BAND! They made our wedding reception unforgettable. The band leader and singer and all the instruments were just Read more...
WHAT A BAND! They made our wedding reception unforgettable. The band leader and singer and all the instruments were just amazing! All our guests raved and raved about the music. The dance floor was packed from the first note! Tom is just wonderful to work with, quick to respond and takes all your requests down. Our reception layout went just perfectly and they listened to all of my requests. Very professional to work with, great emcees for announcements, speeches, etc but not over the top like some other band leaders. I would highly recommend this group to anyone. Great talent, great song list to choose from and will learn any song you request. Price is reasonable for this high caliber band, which I believe better than any of other bands I looked into, which were much more expensive. Contact them! It will be the best decision! One of my favorite vendors to work with and delivered quality, memorable reception music that everyone will want to dance to! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We planned our wedding in just under 3 months time and when I contacted TVK Orchestra, Tom responded promptly. He gave us the music we wanted and was very easy to work with. From the ceremony music, to the cocktail hour, to the reception, TVK was flawless. We received numerous compliments from guests and TVK made this special evening a great one. Thanks for the stress free evening and great music.
We planned our wedding in just under 3 months time and when I contacted TVK Orchestra, Tom responded promptly. He gave us Read more...
We planned our wedding in just under 3 months time and when I contacted TVK Orchestra, Tom responded promptly. He gave us the music we wanted and was very easy to work with. From the ceremony music, to the cocktail hour, to the reception, TVK was flawless. We received numerous compliments from guests and TVK made this special evening a great one. Thanks for the stress free evening and great music. Read less
Services Used: Band

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