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CTO Music Artists

Philadelphia, PA View map Visit website
2023 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
4.9 out of 5 rating
330 reviews
$8,500 Most Popular Price

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2023 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$8,500 Most Popular Price

CTO Music Artists is a wedding music production company based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with offices in South Florida. Owner Carmen and her team travel all over to provide lively entertainment for weddings and milestone events. These skilled musicians and expert entertainers are passionate about their work and know exactly how to spark a party to life. They can perform live vocals in addition to various instruments and do their utmost to accommodate special requests.

Services Offered

Transform your wedding day into something spectacular with CTO Music Artists. They are fully insured and provide their own state-of-the-art equipment, including lighting, microphones, and a PA system. Their repertoire is expansive and versatile, but you can listen to their sample music to get a sense of their sound. Whether you love pop, rock, country, dance, jazz, or anything else, they will provide a showstopper performance, making your celebration a great success.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which of the following are included in the price?

Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
MC
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sample Performances
Sound/PA System

What is the price of your popular wedding package?

$8,500

Which of the following are included in the package?

Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sample Performances
Sound/PA System

Are you an agency or a band?

Agency

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

7+

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

Acoustic
Big Band
Blues
Classic Rock
Classical
Country
Dance
Funk
Hip Hop
International
Jazz
Latin
Motown
Oldies
Orchestra
Pop
R&B / Soul
Reggae
Rock
Strings
Swing

What music services do you provide?

Instrumentals
Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
MC
Reception Music
Music During Breaks
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sample Performances
Vocals
Liability Insurance
Willing to Travel

What items are available?

Microphones
Sound/PA System
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330 Reviews

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    Cto was great

    Carmen was very easy to work with to book our event. DJ Chelsea was outstanding! I would highly recommend.

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    It was my pleasure! We are looking forward to next years event! : )
    It was my pleasure! We are looking forward to next years event! : )
    It was my pleasure! We are looking forward to next years event! : )
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    The best wedding band ever!!!!!

    CTO Park Central was absolutely amazing. They played for my sisters wedding so we already knew we were going to be so happy with their service. All of my guests were up and dancing the entire night. The band members were so engaged and just seemed to be so happy the entire time. We could not recommend them more.
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    Five stars

    CTO Fifth Avenue was fantastic. The band leader made planning easy, and the crowd loved them.
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Team

Carmen Tomassetti
Carmen Tomassetti
Owner

Carmenstarted out as a performer and as a published song writer. His career led him from piano bars to fronting his own band (at one time or another throughout his career) to sound tech, songwriter, music producer; including celebrity talent booker. Carmen has touched nearly every part of the entertainment business in one way or another.

Over the years, he has acquired a knack for understanding the dynamics of creating the ultimate party, or as we call it “The Art of The Party”. Having personally produced, attended to, or performed for well over 1000 events, Carmen’s passion for his clients & artists remains paramount in his tireless pursuit of an even better way to produce an affair. Now, CTO as a whole has more than 8000 to its credit, and we are still counting!

From 2005-2006, Carmen proudly served as the President of the NY Metro chapter for ISES (International Special Events Society.) Recently changed to ILEA to avoid any confusion for obvious reasons. He first became a member of ILEA in 1994 and during that time has held a variety of leadership positions in the ILEA NY Metro chapter including Director, Secretary, Treasurer and President-Elect. In addition to his efforts with ILEA, from 2008-2010 Carmen was on the board of IACEP (International Association of Corporate Entertainment Producers). Carmen was also on the board of the Philly Pops from 2014 thru 2016.

Carmen is the CEO of World Entertainment Productions a.k.a. CTO ARTISTS; an entertainment production and management company that selects and manages musical artists. The mission of CTO Artists is to serve its clients, employees and subcontractors with elegance, integrity, respect and professionalism. CTO ARTISTS is dedicated to earning the trust and respect of its clients by providing perfectly matched, high-quality entertainment for their events.

Carmen's passion and energy also goes into his self created and programmed enterprise management cloud based software program called
Oz.app. OZ is responsible for the daily operations of scheduling resources, accounts receivable & payable as well as a total sales management. Oz connects all users virtually via computer, any smart phone as well as tablets. Currently Oz manages a score of other companies spread over US. Carmen hopes one day that Oz will be the industry standard program for entertainment booking and management.

With the resources and knowledge garnered over 20 years in the business, together with his team at CTO Artists, Carmen Tomassetti continues to exceed his clients expectations.

On A side note from Wikipedia:

Carmen is derived from the root canere (meaning "to sing") with the passive nominal ending -men(therefore "a thing sung," cf. flumen from fluere or numen from nuere.

In classical Latin, carmen usually means "song, poem, ode." In magico-religious usage, a carmen(plural carmina) is a chant, hymn, spell, or charm. In essence "a verbal utterance sung for ritualistic purposes", the carmen is characterized by formulaic expression, redundancy, and rhythm.[75] Fragments from two archaic priestly hymns are preserved, the Carmen Arvale of the Arval Brethren and the Carmina Saliaria of the Salii. The Carmen Saeculare of Horace, though self-consciously literary in technique, was also a hymn, performed by a chorus at the Saecular Games of 17 BC and expressing the Apollonian ideology of Augustus.[76]

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It's a pleasure to work with you in the past and hope to do work with you more again in the future.

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Having worked with CTO Artists first hand, they are an industry leader. They are Professional, Punctual and Courteous. Always a pleasure to work with and have at our facility.

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45 E City Avenue, # 1796 Bala Cynwyd PA 19004 Philadelphia, PA, 19127
(215) 220-9928
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