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How to Match Your Wedding Theme to Your Wedding Music

How to Match Your Wedding Theme to Your Wedding Music

Perhaps you are ready to get married and you have already set a date but cannot seem to agree on the wedding music. While you might love dancehall music, your spouse might be in love with country music, making it hard for you to choose the wedding music. Now that you are getting ready to … Continue reading “How to Match Your Wedding Theme to Your Wedding Music”

Why You Need a Live Band for your Wedding

Why You Need a Live Band for your Wedding

We’ve all been to weddings where the bride or groom’s cousin/friend-of-a-friend does the DJing for their wedding. Sometimes it can be…passable, but it can also be a disaster! They may not take into consideration your song requests. The may play tired and hackneyed old wedding music (Hokey-Pokey, Chicken Dance, etc.) They may decide your wedding … Continue reading “Why You Need a Live Band for your Wedding”

Why is a Separate Emcee Such an Advantage?

Why is a Separate Emcee Such an Advantage?

Every wedding includes a great deal of activities from introductions, to toasts, to all your formal dances. It is important to have all of those activities clearly announced by an experienced emcee. All bands have somebody who does this, what makes David Rothstein Music stand out among other Chicago Wedding Bands, is that even though … Continue reading “Why is a Separate Emcee Such an Advantage?”

How To Pick The Perfect Wedding Band To Perform At Your Reception

How To Pick The Perfect Wedding Band To Perform At Your Reception

How To Pick The Perfect Wedding Band To Perform At Your Reception Did you know music is one of the most important parts of your wedding? Read on to learn how to pick the perfect wedding band for your reception. It’s pretty widely agreed that live music beats having a DJ on your wedding day … Continue reading “How To Pick The Perfect Wedding Band To Perform At Your Reception”

24 June, 2017 Posted in Dance Music, Wedding Planning

Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Chicago Wedding Band

Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Chicago Wedding Band

Chicago wedding bands can provide great entertainment for your special day. Read here to learn the questions you should ask before hiring. Planning out a wedding and reception can be a huge amount of work, and you’ll have to think about each and every detail to make sure the big day goes off without a … Continue reading “Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Chicago Wedding Band”

How to Find The Best Live Band For Your Event

How to Find The Best Live Band For Your Event

How to Find The Best Live Band For Your Event Make your next event the best one yet with a live band! We’re sharing what you need to know to find the best live band for your next event here. Considering hiring a live band for a big event, but not sure how to find … Continue reading “How to Find The Best Live Band For Your Event”

The Most Popular Songs to Choose for Your First Dance

The Most Popular Songs to Choose for Your First Dance

The Most Popular Songs to Choose for Your First Dance There are so many decisions to make when planning your wedding. If you’re struggling to find a first dance song, click here, and see the most popular songs. Keyword(s): first dance The first dance is one of the most important wedding traditions. It will set … Continue reading “The Most Popular Songs to Choose for Your First Dance”

Why You Need to Hire a Chicago Wedding Band

Why You Need to Hire a Chicago Wedding Band

Why You Need to Hire a Chicago Wedding Band A wedding is a special day for everyone there, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun. Here’s how to make your wedding fun with a Chicago wedding band. Do you want your special day to be boring? There is nothing worse than a DJ … Continue reading “Why You Need to Hire a Chicago Wedding Band”

5 reasons a wedding band is better than a DJ

5 reasons a wedding band is better than a DJ

When planning a wedding, the question every couple asks themselves is “Should we book a band or a DJ?” A lot more goes into this question than you might think. Both create different atmospheres, but you’ll probably find that a wedding band is a better choice. The folks at David Rothstein Music have compiled this … Continue reading “5 reasons a wedding band is better than a DJ”

19 April, 2016 Posted in Dance Music, DJ, Wedding Reception

Cringeworthy Father/Daughter Dance Songs

Cringeworthy Father/Daughter Dance Songs

Written by Marc Robisch The father/daughter is one of the sweetest moments of the wedding. The right song won’t leave a dry eye in the house. There are a number of wonderful songs fathers and daughters can dance to at weddings, but it is important to analysis the lyrics before you pick your song. A … Continue reading “Cringeworthy Father/Daughter Dance Songs”

14 January, 2016 Posted in Dance Music, Dancing, Father Daughter Dance

Have the Best Day of Your Life as a Chicago Bride

Have the Best Day of Your Life as a Chicago Bride

Have the Best Day of Your Life as a Chicago Bride As a Chicago bride, your wedding day is the best day of your life, so everything has to be perfect for you. Keep reading for how a band will do just that. Keyword(s): chicago bride If you’re planning a wedding, it’s easy to get … Continue reading “Have the Best Day of Your Life as a Chicago Bride”

2 May, 2017 Posted in Dance Music, Dancing, Wedding Planning

Mother/Son Dance Song Playlist

Mother/Son Dance Song Playlist

  The mother/son dance is one of the sweetest moments during a wedding. Few things are stronger than a mother’s love for her child, and the right song won’t leave a dry eye in the house. The folks at David Rothstein Music have made this playlist of superb mother/son dance songs to inspire you. Feeling … Continue reading “Mother/Son Dance Song Playlist”

9 February, 2016 Posted in Dance Music, Dancing, Wedding Reception

The Most Important Word for Judging A Wedding Band

The Most Important Word for Judging A Wedding Band

When something has reached a higher level of quality, it is judged to be that way because of one word: consistency. Any wedding band can say they had this one incredible wedding 3 years ago or the one they played last weekend was amazing. You want a wedding band that’s going to be consistently incredible, week … Continue reading “The Most Important Word for Judging A Wedding Band”

What Makes a Song Danceable?

What Makes a Song Danceable?

The truth is, there is no measurable answer. As you think about what songs you’d like your band to play, try this: Close your eyes and picture yourself at the wedding hearing that song. Would you be inspired to stay on the dance floor? Some songs are great to listen to but not good for … Continue reading “What Makes a Song Danceable?”

20 April, 2012 Posted in Daily Tips, Dance Music

The Big Picture of Reviewing Chicago Wedding Bands

The Big Picture of Reviewing Chicago Wedding Bands

One of the most important decisions you can make for your wedding is choosing the right band. When researching Chicago wedding bands, it’s important to take other factors into consideration beyond just the music. The role of the band is to not only provide incredible live music, but be the life of the party, and … Continue reading “The Big Picture of Reviewing Chicago Wedding Bands”

11 February, 2014 Posted in Ceremony Music, Dance Music

The Five Most Important Words For a Great Chicago Wedding Band

The Five Most Important Words For a Great Chicago Wedding Band

Choosing the right Chicago wedding band for your big day is one of the most important and challenging decisions you’ll need to make. Your guests will soon forget about the bows on the back of the chairs, the beautiful flowers and décor, if you don’t have great music to keep all of your guests dancing. … Continue reading “The Five Most Important Words For a Great Chicago Wedding Band”

18 November, 2013 Posted in Dance Music, Wedding Planning

Musical Food

Musical Food

When considering the dance music for your wedding, think of it as a huge menu with all of the different songs and styles you’ve ever enjoyed dancing to in your life. On that menu will include a variety of different styles, tempos and artists for you to choose from. Within this menu are subcategories, such … Continue reading “Musical Food”

5 November, 2013 Posted in Dance Music, Wedding Reception

Wedding Bands Versus Real Bands

Wedding Bands Versus Real Bands

Let’s take a look at the differences between real bands and wedding bands when looking for great Chicago wedding bands.

22 October, 2013 Posted in Dance Music, Wedding Planning

Will you learn a new song ?

Will you learn a new song ?

We welcome your requests. Jeff Sanders is our music director and arranger. Just give us the song titles as soon as you know them, and we’ll have them ready for your Chicago Wedding. Not all Chicago wedding bands want to learn new songs, they’d rather just play the same stuff every week over and over again. This is … Continue reading “Will you learn a new song ?”

How do we select the songs?

How do we select the songs?

Once you are contracted, I will email you our current song list. Over the next several months prior to your event, you simply highlight songs you really like and cross out songs you really don’t like. If there are additional songs not found on our list, we can have those songs arranged for you free … Continue reading “How do we select the songs?”

Dancing King and Queen

Dancing King and Queen

DANCE! People will want to talk to you all night. Do it during cocktails and dinner. Once the dancing starts, make sure you’re on the dance floor! It will inspire all you guests to keep dancing too. They all want you to be happy. This is YOUR time to celebrate with everyone you love. Don’t … Continue reading “Dancing King and Queen”

11 April, 2012 Posted in Dance Music

Wedding Bands are Better than Club Bands

Wedding Bands are Better than Club Bands

There is a huge difference between a wedding band and club band. Even if they are your all time favorite band and you are best friends with the singer. Bands that play in clubs: 1.  WON’T: Play the music YOU want them to play. 2.  WON’T: Know how make introductions. 3.  WON’T: Play music designed for … Continue reading “Wedding Bands are Better than Club Bands”

14 March, 2012 Posted in Dance Music, Wedding Reception

What is Dancing Between Courses/East Coast Style Wedding?

What is Dancing Between Courses/East Coast Style Wedding?

First let’s define what dancing between courses is. It is used for all weddings on the east coast and amazingly enough called East Coast style. It has become very popular for weddings throughout the country because of the many benefits. The biggest difference is that the dance orchestra starts at the beginning of dinner instead of after. … Continue reading “What is Dancing Between Courses/East Coast Style Wedding?”

12 February, 2012 Posted in Dance Music, Wedding Planning, Wedding Reception

How is my Wedding like a Movie?

How is my Wedding like a Movie?

Think of the last great movie you saw. Each scene had its own feel to it. A chase scene uses fast exciting music to add to the drama. A romantic scene uses beautiful sweeping love songs to enhance the mood. What if you used the same music for both? What would that romantic scene be … Continue reading “How is my Wedding like a Movie?”