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Washington Talent Agency

Rockville , MD
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14670 Rothgeb Drive
Rockville, MD 20850 US (map)

PHONE

301-762-1800

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HOME of the TOP RATED BANDS in DC/BALTIMORE


As long as there have been weddings, live musicians have entertained guests for their celebrations.

Washington... Read more
HOME of the TOP RATED BANDS in DC/BALTIMORE


As long as there have been weddings, live musicians have entertained guests for their celebrations.

Washington Talent has been considered a premier name in the Washington area wedding industry for more than 40 years. Priced for any budget, our wedding bands provide the finest in musical accompaniment for your wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception ranging from original to sophisticated and popular styles of music.







EXPERIENCE OUR BANDS LIVE!

We invite you to one of our weekly Band Showcases held at the Washington Talent Studios in Rockville, MD. You'll get the chance to experience a live performance of the band of your choice and learn about our award winning Photo & Video services, all in the same night.

Start times are 8:30 P.M.
Expect shows to last AT LEAST 30 minutes.

You must RSVP to attend!

http://washingtontalent.com/bandshowcases


Washington Talent Studios

14670 Rothgeb Drive

Rockville, MD20850 Read less

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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Agency
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
1-3, 4-6, 7+
What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?
Acoustic, Big Band, Blues, Caribbean, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, International, Jazz, Latin, Mariachi, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B/Soul, Reggae, Rock, Strings, Swing, Top 40
What music services do you provide?
Bilingual MC, Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Karaoke Services, Learning New Songs, Liability Insurance, MC, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Sample Performances, Vocals, Willing to Travel
What items are available?
Disco Ball, Fog Machine, Gobo Projector, Lighting, Microphones, Projector, Sound/PA System

INFO FOR DJ

What music genres do you specialize in?
Country, Electronic, Hip Hop, International, Jazz, Oldies, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock, Top 40
What services do you offer?
Bilingual MC, Consultation, Do-Not-Play List, Karaoke, Liability Insurance, MC, One Event/Day
What additional equipment do you offer?
Disco Ball, Flat Screen, Microphones, Photobooth, Projector, Sound/PA System, Uplighting

INFO FOR RENTALS & PHOTOBOOTHS

What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Dance Floor, Decor, Lights, Photobooth, Signage
What photobooth items are available?
Backdrop(s), CD/DVD of Images, Enclosed Booth, Flip Book, Prints, Props, Social Media Integration

INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Add'l Hours, Boudoir Shoot, Custom Graphics, Engagement Shoot, Hand-Coloring, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations, One Event/Day, Slideshow/Montage, Toning, Trash The Dress
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Proofs, Save the Date, Thank You Cards

INFO FOR VIDEOGRAPHY

What primary style do you identify with?
Cinematic, Documentary, Short Form, Storytelling, Traditional
Which wedding events do you service?
Ceremony, Pre-Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What videography services do you offer?
Add'l Hours, Full Feature Video, High-Def Video, Highlight Video, Liability Insurance, Multi. Cameras, Multi. Locations, One Event/Day, Raw Footage, Slideshow/Montage
What final video formats do you offer?
Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital Download, USB Flash Drive, USB Hard Drive

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
This review is for the talent agency, Spectrum Band, and lighting services - all of which were absolutely perfect.
-We worked with Chuck Kahanov, who was responsive, accommodating, and just all around pleasant to work with. He always answered our questions, called to check in, and made us feel as though we had nothing to worry about when it came to bookings. The talent agency overall is extremely reliable and their staff are incredibly dedicated to what they do.
- Spectrum was AMAZING. As other reviewers have noted about their guests, our guests too told us Spectrum was the best wedding band they had ever heard. We had heard them initially at one of the agency's showcases and they were great then - but at our wedding, they were even better, if that's possible. We asked for an energetic hora - they got everyone dancing in circles for half an hour. We told them we love the song Bamboleo, they learned it just for our wedding. We told them about a night we drank too much wine and danced to Stevie Wonder's For Once in My Life - they learned it, played it, and got us to dance together in front of everyone in a circle around us (something we swore we'd never do). They were just so beyond fun. Even other vendors reached out to us about how great they were.
- The lighting services we contracted through the management company were exactly what we had hoped for. They came to the venue right on time, set the perfect ambiance, and made such a difference in how everything looked. Our lighting contact, Carroll, was also just extremely friendly and easy to talk to on the phone, and made great suggestions for the color uplighting that would work best with the tone we had wanted to set. The price was also extremely reasonable.
Overall - such a great experience working with WTA and would recommend to anyone planning an event.
This review is for the talent agency, Spectrum Band, and lighting services - all of which were absolutely perfect.
-We Read more...
This review is for the talent agency, Spectrum Band, and lighting services - all of which were absolutely perfect.
-We worked with Chuck Kahanov, who was responsive, accommodating, and just all around pleasant to work with. He always answered our questions, called to check in, and made us feel as though we had nothing to worry about when it came to bookings. The talent agency overall is extremely reliable and their staff are incredibly dedicated to what they do.
- Spectrum was AMAZING. As other reviewers have noted about their guests, our guests too told us Spectrum was the best wedding band they had ever heard. We had heard them initially at one of the agency's showcases and they were great then - but at our wedding, they were even better, if that's possible. We asked for an energetic hora - they got everyone dancing in circles for half an hour. We told them we love the song Bamboleo, they learned it just for our wedding. We told them about a night we drank too much wine and danced to Stevie Wonder's For Once in My Life - they learned it, played it, and got us to dance together in front of everyone in a circle around us (something we swore we'd never do). They were just so beyond fun. Even other vendors reached out to us about how great they were.
- The lighting services we contracted through the management company were exactly what we had hoped for. They came to the venue right on time, set the perfect ambiance, and made such a difference in how everything looked. Our lighting contact, Carroll, was also just extremely friendly and easy to talk to on the phone, and made great suggestions for the color uplighting that would work best with the tone we had wanted to set. The price was also extremely reasonable.
Overall - such a great experience working with WTA and would recommend to anyone planning an event. Read less
Services Used: Band, Lighting & Decor
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Smith/Brisbane Wedding
Wedding:
1/7/2017
5.0/5.0
Koli & Prime Time were amazing! Our wedding venue was Manor Country Club and they worked their magic as the dance floor was never empty! Our request for a specific song was fulfilled beyond anything we could have imagined. This band of artists are true professionals and were a delight to spend our day with.
Koli & Prime Time were amazing! Our wedding venue was Manor Country Club and they worked their magic as the dance floor Read more...
Koli & Prime Time were amazing! Our wedding venue was Manor Country Club and they worked their magic as the dance floor was never empty! Our request for a specific song was fulfilled beyond anything we could have imagined. This band of artists are true professionals and were a delight to spend our day with. Read less
Services Used: Band, DJ, Photography, Rentals & Photobooths, Videography
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Allyson
Wedding:
12/10/2016
5.0/5.0
We hired Spectrum as our wedding band and one of the most repeated compliments about our wedding was "the band was amazing!" And they absolutely were. Spectrum put on such a great show at our wedding, everyone was on the dance floor the entire night and having a great time. They played a variety of music that kept all of our guests engaged and dancing. Spectrum was also great when it came to choosing songs for special dances—they learned ones they didn't already know and emailed back and forth with us leading up to the wedding to make sure everything was as we wanted, even when we changed two songs a week before the wedding! We also hired Scott, the band's guitarist, to play acoustic guitar during the ceremony. He was fabulous, suggested great songs for walking down the aisle, and learned songs we requested that he didn't already know. I cannot say more great things about Spectrum. During the reception they knew exactly how to read the crowd, didn't mind sharing the mic with some lyric-happy guests, and entertained everyone with some killer dance moves. We couldn't be happier or more thankful to Spectrum for making our wedding night so perfect! It was the dance party we dreamed it would be because of them!
We hired Spectrum as our wedding band and one of the most repeated compliments about our wedding was "the band was Read more...
We hired Spectrum as our wedding band and one of the most repeated compliments about our wedding was "the band was amazing!" And they absolutely were. Spectrum put on such a great show at our wedding, everyone was on the dance floor the entire night and having a great time. They played a variety of music that kept all of our guests engaged and dancing. Spectrum was also great when it came to choosing songs for special dances—they learned ones they didn't already know and emailed back and forth with us leading up to the wedding to make sure everything was as we wanted, even when we changed two songs a week before the wedding! We also hired Scott, the band's guitarist, to play acoustic guitar during the ceremony. He was fabulous, suggested great songs for walking down the aisle, and learned songs we requested that he didn't already know. I cannot say more great things about Spectrum. During the reception they knew exactly how to read the crowd, didn't mind sharing the mic with some lyric-happy guests, and entertained everyone with some killer dance moves. We couldn't be happier or more thankful to Spectrum for making our wedding night so perfect! It was the dance party we dreamed it would be because of them! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Melissa M.
Wedding:
11/5/2016
5.0/5.0
I couldn't be more happy with my decision to work with Washington Talent and have Black Tie play at my wedding! Dave Sherman of Washington Talent was GREAT to work with--he was very helpful and really took the time to listen to what my husband and I were looking for. I felt like he truly appreciated how important this day was to us. Dave was always quick to respond to my inquiries and provide me with any information I asked for. At the same time, I never felt any pressure to book through the agency or add on any additional services I didn't ultimately want.
As for the band, this was a decision I really agonized over and I can say with total certainty that I made the BEST decision choosing Black Tie! It was so difficult to choose a band based on reviews alone but after checking out Black Tie at a showcase I had a really good feeling about booking them. It was clear early on that the band members are real professionals and have a ton of experience with weddings. Prior to the big day, we spoke with the band leader Strickland Bonner to work out some of the details and he shared some helpful tips about the timeline. Jami was the emcee for the wedding and she did a great job with the introductions and speeches (and with wrangling the wedding party for the introductions). I was comfortable leaving it up to the band to "read the crowd" and perform songs that would get everyone pumped up...and they did not disappoint! Like most brides, I wanted my guests out on the dance floor having a great time and that is exactly what I got. All of the singers really have amazing voices and a great range. Across the board, everyone from my wedding keeps telling me how amazing they thought the band was and what an awesome time they had at the wedding. I loved that the band didn't stop playing and really kept the momentum going the whole night. I would definitely recommend Black Tie to anyone looking for a great band who will fill a dance floor and keep it moving!
I couldn't be more happy with my decision to work with Washington Talent and have Black Tie play at my wedding! Dave Read more...
I couldn't be more happy with my decision to work with Washington Talent and have Black Tie play at my wedding! Dave Sherman of Washington Talent was GREAT to work with--he was very helpful and really took the time to listen to what my husband and I were looking for. I felt like he truly appreciated how important this day was to us. Dave was always quick to respond to my inquiries and provide me with any information I asked for. At the same time, I never felt any pressure to book through the agency or add on any additional services I didn't ultimately want.
As for the band, this was a decision I really agonized over and I can say with total certainty that I made the BEST decision choosing Black Tie! It was so difficult to choose a band based on reviews alone but after checking out Black Tie at a showcase I had a really good feeling about booking them. It was clear early on that the band members are real professionals and have a ton of experience with weddings. Prior to the big day, we spoke with the band leader Strickland Bonner to work out some of the details and he shared some helpful tips about the timeline. Jami was the emcee for the wedding and she did a great job with the introductions and speeches (and with wrangling the wedding party for the introductions). I was comfortable leaving it up to the band to "read the crowd" and perform songs that would get everyone pumped up...and they did not disappoint! Like most brides, I wanted my guests out on the dance floor having a great time and that is exactly what I got. All of the singers really have amazing voices and a great range. Across the board, everyone from my wedding keeps telling me how amazing they thought the band was and what an awesome time they had at the wedding. I loved that the band didn't stop playing and really kept the momentum going the whole night. I would definitely recommend Black Tie to anyone looking for a great band who will fill a dance floor and keep it moving! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Howard
Wedding:
10/29/2016
5.0/5.0
Onyx was the most amazing band for our daughters wedding. From the first song the dance floor was packed til the end. 4 singers interacting with the dance crowd all night. Rocked the entire celebration. All evening guests were asking me who's the band they are fantastic. Nothing but praise for Onyx for making are wedding so special.
I would recommend them for any occasion.
Thank You Again Onyx for making my daughters wedding so special and such a great success.
Onyx was the most amazing band for our daughters wedding. From the first song the dance floor was packed til the end. 4 Read more...
Onyx was the most amazing band for our daughters wedding. From the first song the dance floor was packed til the end. 4 singers interacting with the dance crowd all night. Rocked the entire celebration. All evening guests were asking me who's the band they are fantastic. Nothing but praise for Onyx for making are wedding so special.
I would recommend them for any occasion.
Thank You Again Onyx for making my daughters wedding so special and such a great success. Read less
Services Used: DJ, Photography, Rentals & Photobooths, Videography
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Kelsey
Wedding:
10/29/2016
5.0/5.0
LOVE WTA! We used them for our photography, videography, uplighting and photobooth for our wedding and could not have been happier we chose them. Everyone I corresponded with was so nice and very responsive. It was stressful planning a wedding for 300 people but dealing with WTA was the easiest part. And since they have so many services, it was nice to have one vendor for multiple needs.

Everything was perfect from start to finish. You will not be disappointed when booking with WTA.
LOVE WTA! We used them for our photography, videography, uplighting and photobooth for our wedding and could not have been Read more...
LOVE WTA! We used them for our photography, videography, uplighting and photobooth for our wedding and could not have been happier we chose them. Everyone I corresponded with was so nice and very responsive. It was stressful planning a wedding for 300 people but dealing with WTA was the easiest part. And since they have so many services, it was nice to have one vendor for multiple needs.

Everything was perfect from start to finish. You will not be disappointed when booking with WTA. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Rentals & Photobooths, Videography
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Private_User107
Wedding:
10/15/2016
5.0/5.0
Onyx was the band for our Daughter's wedding on 4/13/13. They are the most wonderful band, truly professional, and the music exceptional! They will play throughout the entire reception, and there never is a stopping of music, even when taking a break, which they rarely do, there is always a musician playing. Their play list is amazing, and they will learn any song that is special to you. The guests raved that there has never been a Band as wonderful as Onyx. Their talent is amazing and they interact with the Bridal party and guests to make the wedding music truly the best ever!
Onyx was the band for our Daughter's wedding on 4/13/13. They are the most wonderful band, truly professional, and the Read more...
Onyx was the band for our Daughter's wedding on 4/13/13. They are the most wonderful band, truly professional, and the music exceptional! They will play throughout the entire reception, and there never is a stopping of music, even when taking a break, which they rarely do, there is always a musician playing. Their play list is amazing, and they will learn any song that is special to you. The guests raved that there has never been a Band as wonderful as Onyx. Their talent is amazing and they interact with the Bridal party and guests to make the wedding music truly the best ever! Read less
Services Used: Band, Wedding Venue
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Melissa
Wedding:
10/8/2016
5.0/5.0
Onyx rocks!!! We did not sit down the entire night. Our bride and groom had "the best night of their lives"!!

Magic mirror was so much fun!! We will those photos of fun for ever!!
Onyx rocks!!! We did not sit down the entire night. Our bride and groom had "the best night of their lives"!!

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Onyx rocks!!! We did not sit down the entire night. Our bride and groom had "the best night of their lives"!!

Magic mirror was so much fun!! We will those photos of fun for ever!! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music, Rentals & Photobooths
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Nicole713
Wedding:
10/1/2016
5.0/5.0
A one stop shop! I got my photography & videography from Washington Talent Agency and was very impressed! I had such a great time working with them!
A one stop shop! I got my photography & videography from Washington Talent Agency and was very impressed! I had such a Read more...
A one stop shop! I got my photography & videography from Washington Talent Agency and was very impressed! I had such a great time working with them! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Samantha
Wedding:
9/24/2016
5.0/5.0
Onyx did a FANTASTIC job at our wedding!! They have such positive and contagious energy that had all of our guests dancing the entire night! David was great to communicate with a build the perfect timeline. At the conclusion of the evening, our family and friends were begging for more songs- they were that good! We already have friends asking for Onyx to play at their upcoming weddings!
Onyx did a FANTASTIC job at our wedding!! They have such positive and contagious energy that had all of our guests dancing Read more...
Onyx did a FANTASTIC job at our wedding!! They have such positive and contagious energy that had all of our guests dancing the entire night! David was great to communicate with a build the perfect timeline. At the conclusion of the evening, our family and friends were begging for more songs- they were that good! We already have friends asking for Onyx to play at their upcoming weddings! Read less
Services Used: Band

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