I started our music company in 2000 after playing bass for several years with many other top wedding bands. I found they were treating clients more like account numbers and dates on their calendar instead of real people. A bandleader actually said once he did not remember whom the bride and groom were until he showed up to the wedding.
I felt brides and grooms deserve something better. David Rothstein Music was started with the belief that each couple has their own personality, their own story, and special things about them, which makes them unique from any other couple in the world. I want to provide you with a wedding schedule that fits your personality and your priorities. We will play songs that are meaningful to you and your guests as well as pack your dance floor. You’ll get create thoughtful personal touches to make your wedding an expression of who you are and what you love.
My goal is for you and your guests to say, this was the best wedding we have ever been to, not just because you had a packed dance floor and an organized schedule but because it was so authentic to you as a couple.
Feature: Separate Ceremony Music Department
Benefit: Expert ceremony musicians and a smooth transition between ceremony and cocktails.
Feature: Free Ceremony Music Resource Center
Benefit: Helps you pick out all the music for you ceremony and help you write your program.
Feature: We Welcome Special Requests
Benefit: If you have a special song you would like to hear we are happy to learn and play it. If it’s meaningful to you, it’s meaningful to us.
Feature: Remote Control Sound System
Benefit: The sound will be controlled on an iPad from the back of the room where your guests are dancing to make sure it’s perfect for everyone in the room.
Feature: Library of Over 5000 Songs
Benefit: We can play a wide variety of styles from Sinatra to Top 40 to keep ALL of your guests dancing.
Feature: We Don’t Use Set Lists
Benefit: Each song is chosen during the wedding based on your requests and what the guests are actually dancing to.
Feature: David’s Only Job is to Act as the Emcee
Benefit: He’s available to help you and your vendors all night, not trapped behind a drumset.
Feature: Over 600 Five Star Reviews, Nine Best of The Knot, Wedding Wire Awards and Voted to The Knot Hall of Fame.
Benefit: Each of our awards are based on the quantity and quality of reviews from real brides. Consistently high quality year after year.
Feature: We Create Personal Touches for You
Benefit: One of our couples said they met at O’Hare Baggage Claim. We gave them a suitcase which all their guests signed.
Feature: Wireless Horns and Vocalists
Benefit: Allows our musicians to interact directly with your guests on the dance floor.
Feature: We are an Incorporated Company
Benefit: You can access our complete staff to help you with every step of planning your wedding music.
Feature: Special Discounts Available
Benefit: We offer discounts for off-season, Friday, Sunday and Military Weddings.
Feature: David Hosts the #1 Wedding Show on Blog Talk Radio, Wedding 101, with over 60,000 listeners.
Benefit: Listen to David interview with many of the top wedding professionals in the nation on a wide variety of aspects of planning, Photographers, Venues and even Ice Sculptures. Lots of insightful information.
YES! We welcome your requests. Just give us the song titles as soon as you know them, and we’ll have them ready for your wedding. We have a very talented music director and arranger, Jeff Sanders. We have a song list of over 5,000 songs. Most of them were requested by our clients like you!
Not all wedding bands want to learn new songs; they’d rather just play the same stuff every week over and over again. This is YOUR wedding not just another date on our calendar.
It’s important that the music you choose reflects your style and specific songs you love. If there are ones that are meaningful to you both, your parents, grandparents or even your sorority sisters, we want to know this. We’ll always welcome your request even if we’ll never play it again. If it’s meaningful to you, it’s meaningful to us.
If you are doing a choreographed first dance, please give us a copy of the exact recording you are practicing to. This way we can match the exact length and tempo of the song.
If you have someone who would like to sing a song or play with the band, we will need to know this in advance so we can be prepared. Having a guest sing can be a huge hit or a party killer. If we have the music prepared, you have a much better chance of creating a special memory for all your guests.
If there are any particular ethnicities for either of your families let us know. A well-placed Polka can be a terrific addition to your Polish wedding. A few years ago, we learned three Korean pop songs for a wedding. The bride and groom were thrilled and a bit surprised, since it was an Italian wedding! Just Kidding… Everyone loved the extra effort we made.
Selecting the music is the most important part of making guests feel loved. Spend some time thinking about what song would be meaningful to particular guests. They’ll love you for it! Remember it’s YOUR wedding. David Rothstein Music will work directly with you to make sure you will hear all the songs you love at your amazing wedding!