Why is a Separate Emcee Such an Advantage?

David Rothstein

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 […]

Why Music Isn’t Just For the Reception

Horn players

We’ve all been to great weddings. We’ve also been to some weddings that aren’t so great. What sets a wedding apart is how it flows from the ceremony, to cocktail hour, to dinner, and to the reception. Venue is also key, which is why having a wedding in Chicago is ideal, and to help keep […]

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

Bride And Groom Celebrating With Guests At 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 every time. Among many regrets couples have about their wedding is that […]

Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Chicago Wedding Band

Piano 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 […]

How to Find The Best Live Band For Your Event

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Make your next event the best one yet with a live Chicago wedding 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 the best one? A live band can make […]

The Most Popular Songs to Choose for Your First Dance

Happy bride and groom on their wedding

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. The first dance is one of the most important wedding traditions. It will set and carry the mood throughout your wedding reception. It’s also the first dance […]

Why You Need to Hire a Chicago Wedding Band

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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 […]

5 reasons a wedding band is better than a DJ

Horn players

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 […]

The 7 Best Mother/Son Dance Songs 2021 (Wedding Bands)

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7 Best Mother/Son Dance Songs 2021 Feeling a little overwhelmed about your wedding music choices? See our top 7 songs that will make your wedding personalized and emotional when it comes to a Mother/Son dance song. The mother/son dance is one of the sweetest moments during a wedding. Few things are stronger than a mother’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]