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TVK Orchestra

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

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773-309-8126

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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.

REVIEWS

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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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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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Amy
Wedding:
12/20/2014
5.0/5.0
We got married on 12/20/14 and TVK was amazing! They exceeded our expectations and were very easy to work with. The dance floor was packed the entire time! Several guests raved about how wonderful TVK was. Also, they managed the timing of the entire night and made sure everything ran smoothly...all we had to do was sit back and dance! Each musician is extremely talented and I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone! Thanks Tom and the rest of TVK for such a special night!
We got married on 12/20/14 and TVK was amazing! They exceeded our expectations and were very easy to work with. The dance Read more...
We got married on 12/20/14 and TVK was amazing! They exceeded our expectations and were very easy to work with. The dance floor was packed the entire time! Several guests raved about how wonderful TVK was. Also, they managed the timing of the entire night and made sure everything ran smoothly...all we had to do was sit back and dance! Each musician is extremely talented and I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone! Thanks Tom and the rest of TVK for such a special night! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Just awesome. Great wedding band! Huge diverse song list and fantastic service. they will also learn songs you request!
Just awesome. Great wedding band! Huge diverse song list and fantastic service. they will also learn songs you request!
Just awesome. Great wedding band! Huge diverse song list and fantastic service. they will also learn songs you request! Read less
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Peggy
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Tom and his band performed at our daughter's wedding in Northern MI. They were outstanding! They helped with the sound system at our outdoor ceremony, played jazz during cocktails, learned a new song for the bride and groom's first dance and rocked it during the dancing! We had 200 guests and the entire group danced the night away! Thanks Tom, for helping to make the wedding an evening of perfection!!
Tom and his band performed at our daughter's wedding in Northern MI. They were outstanding! They helped with the sound Read more...
Tom and his band performed at our daughter's wedding in Northern MI. They were outstanding! They helped with the sound system at our outdoor ceremony, played jazz during cocktails, learned a new song for the bride and groom's first dance and rocked it during the dancing! We had 200 guests and the entire group danced the night away! Thanks Tom, for helping to make the wedding an evening of perfection!! 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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Kate
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
I have to admit that originally, I thought TVK was too good to be true. They were less expensive than the other bands we were eyeing from the Chicago area, and willing to come up to our wedding in Madison, Wisconsin, at no extra charge.

But the reviews here are right! We went to see them play a wedding over Thanksgiving weekend, then immediately booked them that Monday for our July 2014 reception. They were amazing! Stuck to our list of must-play songs (and were good about not playing anything from our do not play list), sounded beautiful and had amazing energy. We had our school marching band come to surprise our guests, and TVK played along, starting a song then kind of dropping it halfway through as the marching band made their big entrance — it was a great moment.

Two members of TVK provided our ceremony music, too, and did a beautiful job (piano and flute). I really have zero complaints. They were professional, easy to work with and Carly, who handles event coordination, was very responsive on email. They ended our reception with "We Are Young" by Fun, and it was just the best moment, our friends and family circling us as the band played. They really made our wedding.
I have to admit that originally, I thought TVK was too good to be true. They were less expensive than the other bands we Read more...
I have to admit that originally, I thought TVK was too good to be true. They were less expensive than the other bands we were eyeing from the Chicago area, and willing to come up to our wedding in Madison, Wisconsin, at no extra charge.

But the reviews here are right! We went to see them play a wedding over Thanksgiving weekend, then immediately booked them that Monday for our July 2014 reception. They were amazing! Stuck to our list of must-play songs (and were good about not playing anything from our do not play list), sounded beautiful and had amazing energy. We had our school marching band come to surprise our guests, and TVK played along, starting a song then kind of dropping it halfway through as the marching band made their big entrance — it was a great moment.

Two members of TVK provided our ceremony music, too, and did a beautiful job (piano and flute). I really have zero complaints. They were professional, easy to work with and Carly, who handles event coordination, was very responsive on email. They ended our reception with "We Are Young" by Fun, and it was just the best moment, our friends and family circling us as the band played. They really made our wedding. 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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