I had seen the Spectrum Band previously at another wedding and knew that I wanted them to play my wedding as well. While I was looking over the band’s options, I also knew that I didn't have too many decorations so I definitely wanted the band’s lighting package (it was well worth it!). Tim followed up with me often to make sure everything was good and that I was getting all the information I needed, and he even checked in with me while he was on vacation (now that’s service!). As expected, the band’s performance was awesome, and EVERYONE was coming up to me telling me how great they were. It had me feeling that it was money well spent. Not only was the performance great, they were amazing with the kids. It’s impossible to express how truly impressed I was with the whole experience. I normally do not write reviews, but I felt compelled in this instance because the band exceeded my highest expectations. This is, without a doubt, the best band with the best musicians. I would name drop but everyone in the band was so awesome and so kind to me and my husband. They were truly worth every penny. If you’re looking for exceptional communication throughout your wedding process and a band that genuinely seems to care about you and your family, I highly recommend the Spectrum Band because it was a night I will never forget.
Spectrum was everything I wanted for my wedding day and more! Not one of my guests stopped dancing all night and I have gotten so many compliments about how wonderful they were. Not only are they great performers, but extremly easy, informative, and so helpful to work with! Tim was in constant contact and answered any questions that I had extremely quickly. He made any stress I had about the day completely disappear. I highly recommend Spectrum and can't wait to see them again for my friends wedding in September :)
Spectrum did an amazing job for our wedding. I was a little nervous hiring a band without seeing them live first, but Spectrum was great!! Tim is organized and responsive with his emails - which is so nice when you are in the last few chaotic weeks before the wedding. The music was perfect - people were on the dance floor all night long. We had so many people telling us how great the band was. Highly recommend!!
This band is amazing. Not only was their performance great at the reception, but the owner is SO flexible & easy to work with. They even surprised me the next day by sending me audio files of all the speeches at the reception - priceless. It is a full month after my wedding and we are still receiving comments about how awesome the band was. I cannot say enough good things about this band. Highly, highly recommended. I can't wait to plan another party so I can use them again!
I've been to plenty of wedding receptions where live bands provided the entertainment, and have never experienced one better than the band I had at my own; the Spectrum Band. They MADE THE NIGHT! Still getting texts about how great the reception was because of the music!
From the very first correspondence, all the way through to now, after the fact, Tim C. answered calls/emails VERY promptly, gave explanations and suggestions, and really helped build an awesome party in whole. We had the full 9-piece + the sound engineer, who is such an added value to have on-hand. That night, Tim and Ray V. ran the show, coming to us with ideas and suggestions behind the scenes, and tailoring everything for us that night. Having a 9-piece band, a sound engineer, and two singers (male & female) was what I'd call the "total package".
My suggestion for wedding entertainment: these guys! and if you do go with Spectrum, let them do their thing. We gave them a general idea/genre we were looking for, and had them learn one song for us. Aside from that, they took that little guidance and ran with it, creating a set list that was perfect for a great party.
We had a great overall experience with Spectrum starting from our first contact to inquire about dates and availability. Very professional and timely responses. We ended up booking them off the internet for our son's wedding and had a great wedding event with them. The crowd was on the dance floor filling it up for nearly every song they played. The choice of music was varied and appealed to all age groups. Very good value and a great time was had by all.
I think the best and most important thing to note when reviewing Spectrum was that they had the dance floor packed until the very last song. In fact, it was still packed AFTER the music ended at the completion of our reception! That is the BEST thing for a bride and groom to see-- everyone else enjoying the evening as much as you are. We had their pianist play during dinner and the full band throughout the rest of the reception and they did such an amazing job we had family friends decide on the spot to book them for their daughter's upcoming wedding. Several people commented on their range of music.. from Louis Armstrong to Katy Perry they killed it all and had selections for everyone. How do I even begin to review Tim, the band manager? Through our extremely long engagement (2 years) I inquired about and corresponded with a lot of vendors. By a mile, Tim was the easiest to work with, quickest to respond, and, despite having dozens of weddings on their docket, always seemed to remember all the details of our wedding throughout every conversation we had. There was never a single doubt in my mind that Spectrum would be at our venue, set up in time and everything would go perfectly. As I write this I realize Tim is the only vendor I never called to confirm all was in order the week of the wedding. I was so confident they'd be there and ready to roll. Thank you, Spectrum, for being a highlight of our evening and making our wedding even more special and memorable!
I highly recommend Spectrum. They did a fantastic job and really made our reception a blast!!! We had to kick people out of the venue because almost everyone was still there until the last song was placed. Tim, the manager, is very easy to work with and he always makes time to answer any questions that you may have. They went out of there way to help my dad pull of a special performance for the father/daughter dance as well which turned out simply amazing. Going with this band, will be one of the best decision you make for your reception!!!!
They were simply amazing. They were professional, sounded great, and had the dancefloor full the entire night! Highly recommended!
Unbelievably fantastic! Tim C. was so great to work with, responsive to any/all questions and requests. Always willing to share his expertise on what might work best for our party! The band was so great that the dance floor was filled from beginning to end and at the end they were asking them to stay and keep playing! They were set-up and ready to go ahead of time, and I can't say enough about how great they were! We would hire them again for any function! Your music makes the event fun!
I think that a band sets the mood for the reception. Spectrum was all we hoped for and more. You know that the reception is a hit when almost everyone stays on the dance floor until the last song is played! That's what happened for our family. So many guests stopped us to say how great the band was. We all had a great time and the music was just right to allow guests to talk at tables.
Thanks to Tim and the band for everything!
Also, Tim is so organized and made everything easy....I would suggest early set-up and use the band's extra lighting at your venue. It makes it easy and affordable! Thanks again for all you did to make the wedding special.
Our daughter's wedding was last Saturday, and I couldn't have been more pleased about our band choice. A year ago, when we started searching for a good band, my daughter sent me names of 3 highly recommended bands by her friends. I researched them all but immediately knew upon hearing the music on Spectrum's website, that this was the band for us. Loved the horns and loved the choice of music they play, not to mention the singing which was phenomenal.
I can't tell you how many people asked who the band was and commented that they were the best band they had ever heard! The music definitely made the night into a fantastic party! The dance floor was always full. Even my 93 year old father (who doesn't dance) got the urge to dance due to the songs they played.
I also want to note that Tim Callahan was so attentive to our needs and quickly responded to any email requests prior to the wedding. By far, Tim was my favorite vendor used for the wedding, always assuring me that he had his job covered, and I didn't need to worry about his duties being fulfilled. He came through just like he promised.
The band was so good, that I almost wish I had another daughter so that I could hire them again for another wedding. :)
The Spectrum Band is fabulous! They had the reception hopping all night. Guests loved the band and the mix of music. They responded well to guests requests while keeping family requests in mind as well. They took the time to learn a new song for my son and i to dance for our mother/groom dance. It was so perfect!! The lead singers (male and female are great) The horn section is the best I've heard !!! It was such a great night, I only wis they could have played longer!!! Book the Spectrum Band for your next event, it will be the best decision you could make!!! Donna McGauley
The Spectrum Band played at my son's wedding reception this past weekend. They were awesome! The music and singing were excellent. The music sounded as good, or even better than, the original recordings. The dance floor was packed during everything from "In the Mood" to "Sweet Caroline" to "What a Wonderful World," (which included a great Louis Armstrong impression.) At one time the lead woman singer joined the dancers on the floor to lead them in a line dance. Spectrum Band was worth every penny.
Spectrum was the entertainment at our daughter’s wedding this past weekend. Spectrum is spectacular! What more can we say. Why Spectrum? Just before our daughter and son-in-law announced their engagement, we were at a private party where Spectrum performed. We said to each other wow they’re good. We looked at each other and silently knew this was the band. It was that simple; that obvious; that quick. Tim, the band manager and drummer, was extremely easy to work with as we coordinated the reception and entertainment. We used members of Spectrum in three settings. Their pianist set the mood during our cocktail hour; a quartet from the band provided background music during dinner; and finally the full band cranked the party up all the way. We had a handful of music professionals as guests and they all commented on the quality and professionalism of the band. One of them said their arrangements of many well-known songs coupled with their performance made you feel like it was originally theirs. What a compliment. The dance floor was packed en masse with our guests as the evening concluded. We knew our daughter and son-in-law’s wedding day would be memorable. Thank you, Spectrum. You made our evening so much fun! Gary and Sue
Unfortunately there is limited space for this review (see my full, detailed review on theknot.com). But in short, Spectrum was perfect. They were extremely responsive and open to our needs, they were happy to be flexible wherever we needed (and very easy and happy to speak with us). They provided a recording of their version of the first dance song (they slowed it down a little bit and made it twice as good for our wedding) several months in advance so that would could give our approval and also get some good practice in. After the wedding, they even sent us recordings of the different speeches, along with an overall 'thank you' as they appreciated our crowd's big love of dancing (although to be fair, the crowd loved dancing because they were amazing). Most importantly, the music was PHENOMENAL. The vocals are incredible, and they have an awesome mix of new (e.g, Happy, Moves Like Jagger) and old (I loved the Michael Jackson Medley of four of his biggest hits). Even better, they moved well with the crowd (reading the mood), and were even responsive to guest requests (someone asked for more Katy Perry - they delivered!). If you can get this band, you should ABSOLUTELY take them. They were perfect.