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We booked Prime Time for our upcoming wedding, and we are soooo excited!!!! We saw 2 of their showcases before making our decision and were blown away both times by how awesome their talent, energy, and performance was. They even took the time to speak with us after the showcase and answer all of our questions. I know Prime Time is going to blow our guests away. We also delt with Alana Shore at WTA in booking the band and she was so professional, kind, and helpful. Would highly recommend the entire agency!!
The music was by-far the most important part of the wedding itself for us. A bad DJ [or band] can quickly make for a super-crappy wedding because they are the soul and pulse of the entire evening. When we started the hunt for bands - I was dead-set on having a band - I knew that Washington Talent had many to choose from so I started there. I checked out reviews, got opinions from friends and even went to see a few of their bands play live to get a better sense for what we could expect day-of.
I'm a firm believer in "you get what you pay for".
We ultimately decided on Millennium - which is their most sought after and happens to be their most expensive band. But, they were WORTH EVERY SINGLE PENNY. If you want a band that will literally have guests dancing EVERY SECOND they are playing, the band that interacts with guests --- these guys got off the stage and were playing guitar ON the dance floor --- they sounded GREAT --- they managed the sound so that it, even right next to the stage, wasn't overbearing -- Millennium was absolutely the best decision we made. They were incredible. Our guests danced all night and after the "last song" our guests chanted for an encore and they played another for us! Travis, the "band leader" was a lot of fun to work with and was quick to respond to emails. We asked him to start playing a slow country song and then "pretend" to make a mistake and abruptly stop - then start playing another song [that we would do a swing dance too] --- they nailed it - our guests loved it and laughed at the surprise!
Thank you guys so so much!!
It was an honor to have Spectrum perform at our wedding!! They learned not only me and my husband's first dance song but also our parent dances! We are still receiving messages from our family and friends saying it was the best band they ever saw perform. We also had so many people tell us it was the only wedding they've been to that people were on the dance floor before dinner was even served! Spectrum is not comparable to any band I've heard perform at a wedding before and would highly recommend them to everyone!!
A great group, easy to work with, reviewed multiple bands with me for both the ceremony and the reception. Very happy with their work.
We recently used Onyx as the band at our wedding and Yossi May as our photographer. Everything was so great on both sides! Onyx blew our guests away. We received numerous compliments on how great they were. They are so energetic and lively, they were out on the dance floor the whole night with us, instead of staying on "stage". During dinner time while everyone was eating, my 20 month old nephew was running around the dance floor and looking at the band, so they played "Wheels on the Bus" and "If You're Happy and You Know It" for him! Onyx also learned our first dance song for us and a Spanish song, since my husband's family is Hispanic. They did an amazing job with both of those. They also played an extended version of the Jewish dance, the Hora, after they saw how much fun everyone was having. They made the event so memorable and it would not have been the same with out them. David of Onyx also did our ceremony music and we chose to do something unique and use Disney songs, and he did a great job with that.
Yossi was a great photographer. He just posted our "sneak peak" album on Facebook and the pictures are amazing so far. He was great to work with and made us feel comfortable. Its not natural to have a camera in front of your face all day, but by the end of the night, I forgot he was there. Yossi even went out of his way to come to the hotel early, before his contracted time so he could get some getting ready pictures. I can't wait to see the full album of pictures!
Spectrum absolutely made our wedding such a special event for our family and friends. They were extremely easy to work with, and they did a wonderful job personalizing every moment just for us. Our wedding guests raved about how talented the band members were, and they were right on point with all of the songs they included.
Thank you for helping us celebrate such an exciting time with us! I will be sure to refer Spectrum to anyone who needs a band in the future!
Onyx is one of the best decisions we made during the entire wedding process. First, Onyx makes the planning process extremely easy. They are the consummate professionals. They barely need any direction, but they are more than willing to cater to your specific needs. Dave, the keyboardist, was in contact with us throughout the final two months prior to the wedding. He was very responsive and demonstrated great patience in tweaking our reception schedule up to a few days before the event. Even more impressive, Onyx was willing to learn songs for us that we requested only two weeks before the wedding. They were basically a human juke box.
After receiving personal recommendations from friends and family, we expected Onyx to be great at the wedding. Despite the high expectations, Onyx absolutely blew us away. Onyx does not just "go through the motions," even relative to their lofty standards. The band members were genuinely excited to perform for our crowd. Their energy level is off the charts. Onyx also interacts with the crowd to an extent that you do not expect for a wedding band. They completely embraced our crowd in every way.
The music itself was flawless. Our first dance song was a song that just recently made it onto the radio, but Onyx absolutely nailed it. They really know how to cater the music to the crowd. They did a great job of mixing old with new. They seamlessly slow down the tempo during dinner and then crank it up for the rest of the night. Musically, they can do it all.
Onyx does not come cheap, but they are worth every single penny. After the wedding, every single guest mentioned how great Onyx was. While I have not seen many wedding bands in the DC area, it is hard to imagine a band that is better than Onyx. The level of professionalism mixed with incredible, passionate and energetic musicians cannot be beat.
Marc Wilner did a great job as the DJ for our wedding. He played just the right amount of oldies, current hits and classic wedding songs (Journey, anyone?) to keep our guests on the dance floor all night. They also provided the uplighting for our venue and it looked beautiful!
We hired Black Tie from Washington Talent Agency for our wedding reception and I have to say this was one of the best decisions we made in planning our wedding. Leading up to the wedding both Strickland and Jami were so willing to spend time working with us to bring to life the vision that we had for our wedding, and they truly exceeded our expectations in every way. Outside the the undeniable talent that every member of this band has, they were each such a fun addition to our wedding. The moment we stepped into our reception room, just to take pictures, Jami ran over to make sure we were having a good time and made us feel so special and that she was excited to be there to celebrate with us. This energy continued from the entire band throughout the reception and was something our guests continue to talk to us about months after the wedding. Every single guest we talked to about the wedding had something wonderful to say about this band. I 100% recommend Black Tie to anyone who is planning a wedding, or any other event for that matter. We hope to work with them again and see them at our friends weddings in the future!!
Great band! Interacted with wedding party-singers came out on dance floor and interacted with dancers. Band seemed to really enjoy themselves and made whole experience more personal.
Our contact at Washington Talent Agency was Steve and our band was Spectrum, and this was by far the best decision we made in our entire wedding planning! Steve was the nicest, most responsive, understanding, and patient person to work with. Ben and the Spectrum band hooked us from the moment we first listened to them, and they completely blew our guests away with their talent, personality, and range. Everyone was sad when the party was over because no one wanted the band to stop. No question that if we have an event in the future, we will hire Spectrum first. Definitely use them for your next event!
One of the major decisions I had to make was choosing a photographer because you only have one chance to capture those wonderful moments. Choosing David Hartzman from Washington Talent was the perfect choice! David was extremely professional, has a great eye for capturing that perfect shot, and was completely unobtrusive throughout the night. After viewing the pictures, it was apparent that David was everywhere! To ensure that they captured everything during the wedding ceremony, David paired with Jack Hartzman to ensure all vantage points were covered. In addition to capturing the ceremony and reception, Washington Talents's open air photo booth was a hit! Alison from Washington Talent was great! She encouraged everyone to have fun and the pictures were a testament to that. In addition, the turn around time for receiving the pictures from the ceremony was great! Overall the photography services from Washington Talent were outstanding.
Spectrum was our band at our surprise wedding and they MADE our event ! They were engaging, professional, lively, and so very in sink with our guests. They helped us pull off the surprise and yet kept all the other traditional elements of a wedding that we wanted. There timing was exactly as we planned and they helped us transition from 1st dance, to party, to toasts, cake cutting etc. Moreover, they catered the music to suit our crowd... a perfect blend and fit for our age group. THEY WERE AMAZING IN EVERY WAY! If I had it to do over again, I would do it exactly the same. My recommendation would be to pay them extra to stay late.... your guests won't want to leave!
We had Onyx at our wedding- they were so much fun and we absolutely loved them!!! They were interactive with the crowd and kept all of our guests on the dance floor all night long. Our friends and family still talk about how amazing they were and we will continue recommending them to anyone who wants a great band at their wedding. We worked with David and he was so helpful in planning the night and keeping everything running smoothly. They able to accommodate all of our requests and even learned a new song the week of the wedding. Thank you Onyx for the best night of our lives!
The entire Washington Talent team made our wedding day seamless! David Hartzman did an amazing job with the photography on our wedding day. Millennium was the highlight of the night and our guests have not stopped talking about what a fun party we had! Thank you!!
I had the pleasure of having spectrum at our wedding. Everyone at the weddings kept coming up to us telling us how great the band was. Everything from the ceremony music to the reception was perfect. They will learn any song that you would like them to play at wedding. It was great working with spectrum with the timing of all our music. They really know how to get a crowd going. My guest didn't stop all night and they loves that there were always playing music.
Spectrum is the way to go!!!!