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?”
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”
What Makes One Chicago Wedding Band Better Than Another?
Let’s face it, you’ve never hired a wedding band before, and planning a wedding in general is a very challenging process. You have to buy a large number of products and services you’ve never bought before, and learn a great deal in a short period of time. Many couples decide on letting price be the … Continue reading “What Makes One Chicago Wedding Band Better Than Another?”
Why Do We Need An Emcee?
Many times, brides and grooms ask why it’s important to have an experienced emcee for their wedding, and why they can’t just have their hilarious outgoing friend Jimmy act as the MC. Here’s some reasons why every great wedding band needs to have a designated professional MC for each wedding. Let’s talk about what the … Continue reading “Why Do We Need An Emcee?”
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”
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 ?”
What are your payment terms?
To reserve our music company for your date, we require a 30% security deposit along with the signed contract. This deposit is non-refundable, but is transferable if your date is cancelled or postponed. The remaining balance for weddings, anniversaries or private parties is due one week prior to the date of your celebration. Overtime will be … Continue reading “What are your payment terms?”
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?”
Do you perform outside Chicago?
Yes, we have performed for events throughout the U.S. We have a travel agent we work with who can provide the exact costs involved in bringing us out for your event. Depending on your schedule, we usually prefer to have the musicians arrive the day before your event. David will schedule a meeting at the venue … Continue reading “Do you perform outside Chicago?”
Are there any additional expenses not listed?
There are a few additional expenses not found on our pricing packet: Parking– The client is required to cover all parking expenses for musicians and sound personnel. This only applies to events in downtown Chicago. Meals – We only require meals for musicians performing 3 hours or longer. Staff meals are far less expensive than … Continue reading “Are there any additional expenses not listed?”
When is my Final Payment due?
The final Balance is due during the week of your wedding. We accept Checks, MasterCard and Visa. There will be a 3% fee for using a credit card. If you’d like to make a payment prior to your wedding, we do accept early payments. We will give you a receipt and keep track of your payments. … Continue reading “When is my Final Payment due?”
How did you get started?
I grew up in Chicago. I lived behind Wrigley Field until I was about 6. Go Cubs! We moved out to Elk Grove Village where I went to high school. During 6th grade, I started playing the string bass. Prior to that, I played the violin. Going into junior high with pimples, braces, playing the violin, … Continue reading “How did you get started?”