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The Andrew Thielen Big Band is the primere wedding and event band on the east coast. This lively and upbeat big band plays the classics of yesterday and the favorites of today to create show-stopping performances. The sensational 11-14 piece group travels regularly from Charleston to Asheville and Greensboro to Wilmington, and is popular in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Virginia, and Maryland. They are known to get guests up on their feet, pack the dance floor, and leave a dazzling impression wherever they go.

Services Offered
The Andrew Thielen Band boasts a diverse repertoire that includes Motown, pop, rock and roll, soul, disco, and more. From Bruno Mars to Frank Sinatra, they play hits for guests both young and old to enjoy. The team provides male and female vocalists and a full horn section that will have wedding-goers swinging and grooving late into the night. These musicians perform live music with no recorded tracks to guarantee a fun and unforgettable experience for couples on their special occasions.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the average price for a wedding reception during peak season?

$4,000 - $7,000

What is the average price for a wedding reception during off-peak season?

$3,000 - $6,000

Which of the following are included in the price?

Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sound/PA System

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Which of the following are included in the package?

Learning New Songs
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sound/PA System

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How many musicians are in your band(s)?


What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?

Big Band
Classic Rock
R&B / Soul

What music services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Reception Music
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sample Performances
Liability Insurance
Willing to Travel

What items are available?

Disco Ball
Fog Machine
Sound/PA System
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Kristen S. Sent on 03/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fun, festive, entertaining!

What to say about Andrew Thielen Big Band? Being from Charleston, it felt like a piece of home I was bringing with me to my wedding. I currently live in Florida, but our wedding was at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC which not only is within the travel zone for the band, but they had even played this venue in the past and that was a huge reassurance that they were familiar with the venue and grounds. They have played Saturday Night Live and Betty White's birthday event- so that was all the resume I needed!
Andrew was an absolute pleasure to work with- he communicates very easily over email and was able to discuss with me everything down to timing, decor, song lists, band options and add ons, and the actual contract over the phone.
The band absolutely brings down the house! I had multiple wedding guests come up to me and say that this was by far the best wedding band they'd ever heard and most impressive stage set up, and also the crowd was dancing until the very end of the night!

For the wedding, I used/;
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
Canon in D
Trumpet voluntary (bride processional)
Recessional :
Marvel Avengers theme (they killed it!! everyone loved this!)

the jazz trio for cocktail hour was awesome.

For our first dance, Andrew wrote a new arrangement for “It’s been a long, long time” a version that would be 1 minute and 49 seconds long for us.

Truly, everything was a dream. A very fun dream. If I had a way to do it all again, I'd hands down choose them again!
Brittany Sent on 05/30/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Andrew is AMAZING!!!

Andrew and his band are the BEST!! Our wedding planner recommended Andrew Thielen Big Band and his DJ and they were AWESOME! Our guests are still talking about how great they were. We had guests on the dance floor before dark, and we all danced the entire night! Andrew is very talented and we couldn't have gotten anything better!! Thank you so much!!
Ashley Sent on 11/28/2016
5 out of 5 rating
Only book The Andrew Thielen Big Band if you want your guests to dance all night, overflow the dance floor, a band that is beyond interactive with your guests, and looks and sounds out of this world. There are no words to describe how amazing their sound and presentation is. I had a terrible experience with my initial wedding band. They cancelled on me five months out. Andrew was there to save the day. Looking back, my first band canceling was the best thing that happened to me because there is no way they could hold a candle to The Andrew Thielen Big Band. I was a bit nervous because I booked them based solely off their soundbites on their website (which were amazing). I had never heard them live. They were approximately 100x better live than on their website, which I didn't know could be possible. They blew me away. My husband and I have talked about how awesome they are every day since the wedding. Guests were wondering how in the world we found them. Our one friend who attends so many weddings it is practically his job told us they were the best band he had ever heard. People were dancing the night away until the very last song, and we didn't want it to end! Not only are they AMAZING at what they do, Andrew is an absolute delight to work with. He is so professional, kind, and charming. If you want a wedding to remember for years to come, book The Andrew Thielen Big Band. They provide sound in a way no other wedding band can.
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