Nominated as "OUTSTANDING NEW BAND" in the 2015 Lehigh Valley Music Awards
CHOSEN BY CBS PHILLY AS A "TOP COVER BAND IN PHILADELPHIA"! March 2014
You CAN afford a live band! Sunshine Symphony is an experienced, professional, five-piece band that strives to provide an exciting, energetic performance for your wedding or special event, with a diverse song selection to please all age groups. Sunshine Symphony features two lead singers - a male lead, and a female lead - and that allows us to sing male-fronted or female-fronted songs, or even duets. Your guests will never forget your wedding reception when you hire a live band to entertain!
Our Standard Wedding Package (our Gold Package) includes:
- Continuous music (blend of recorded and live) for a five hour reception
- Live bridal party introductions to the song of your choice (band performs live)
- Live performances for special dances to the songs of your choice: first dance, bride/father dance, groom/mother dance
- A professional emcee to make announcements and keep the reception flowing.
- Two one-hour sets/live performance time after your meal.
- DJ-Style playlists for breaks in-between sets, during cocktails and dinner.
- Customized timeline to present to your venue and vendors
- The band will learn up to three songs to be played at any point during your reception
- Extra performance time @ $500/hourly
- Cocktail Hour Music starting at $250
- Ceremony Music starting at $125
Why Hire Sunshine Symphony for your Event?
You, our client, are our first priority. We always want to ensure your personal satisfaction because our professional reputation is very important to us. We will be at your venue on time, and prepared. Our equipment is top-notch and maintained regularly.
We are perfectionists. You may not think about things like feedback, sound levels, the flow of the music, and the volume of your dinner music (and you probably don't want to, either), but we do. When it comes to performing, absolute perfection is our goal, and we're not satisfied with "good enough."
We're experienced. Christine and Ricky have fronted one of the most popular area wedding bands for the last seven and three years, respectively. Ricky, with his duo, has performed at weddings for six years, and was a wedding DJ for four years. Our band members have been performing professionally for years as well, at weddings and other events, large and small.
We are poised and professional. Christine was a radio personality for a decade and takes her emceeing duties very seriously, whether she's introducing your bridal party or making a brief announcement. Ricky has been leading bands for more than 15 years, and worked as a DJ and karaoke host for four. It may not seem important, but having someone comfortable and confident can make or break your introductions.
We are honest. We pledge to deliver what we say we're going to deliver, abide by our contract terms, and make you, the customer, our most important priority. We are so honored that you'd consider having us perform for one of the most exciting, important, and memorable days of your life. Thank you for considering hiring us for your wedding.
Watch our videos. You can view a video of our recent performances at http://sunshinesymphony.com/videos . The audio was recorded through our video camera = authentic live sound, no studio magic.
Prior to founding Sunshine Symphony with her partner, Ricky Bell, Christine founded another popular wedding band and enjoyed performing at weddings and events for seven years. When Christine and Ricky were released from their former band in December 2013, their former band refused to return deposits from clients who chose to cancel when they did find out about their departure. Vowing to not leave their clients without a wedding band, they formed Sunshine Symphony. They continue to be client-focused first, and promise to provide an excellent, inspired performance, coupled with the best customer service around.
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Recommended by 98% of couples
Jamie · Married on 04/20/2019
Fantastic both musically & professionally
Sunshine Symphony was fantastic at our wedding! The band did our ceremony music as well as emceed and played during our reception. Many of our guests asked for the band’s information as they want to go see them again. Their wide range of music selection spanned the generations of our crowd to get everyone up to dance! When I missed the one song I really wanted to hear the band played it again during their second set making sure I heard it this time! Ricky & Christine were so easy to work with and made us feel very comfortable setting timelines (and I even felt they were more helpful with setting these items than other vendors who I thought would be more involved). When we were completely lost in what songs to choose they provided a substantial list of suggestions which is extremely helpful and appreciated when you are overwhelmed with the whole wedding process. I wish I was having other events, so I could hire them again. Absolutely going to see them at a local gig and will recommend them to anyone!Sent on 05/16/2019
Mike · Married on 11/04/2017
AWESOME all around! We hired Sunshine Symphony to play our backyard wedding reception in November 2017 and they killed it. The dance floor was packed all night. I have the pictures to prove it. We received rave reviews from our guests of whom many said they danced the entire night. They gave us a very length list of songs to choose from and offered to learn a couple songs. Our wedding planner stressed the importance of having a good band since that is what people remember most and she was dead on. We did our homework, learned our budget as we listened to bands online and we picked a winner for sure. As we get together with friends and family months after our wedding, we continue to hear how great our band was. They handled our intros, special dances and kept the energy going from beginning to end. We planned our wedding under 3 months and Christine and Ricky kept it simple and we’re great to work with. They’re band as a whole is very talented and enjoy what they do. I highly recommend Sunshine Symphony for your special event.Sent on 01/29/2018
Ryan · Married on 09/03/2017
The music & dancing is the centerpiece of your reception & Sunshine Symphony knocked it out of the park.Sent on 11/01/2017
Process: You get 6 pages of songs they are able to play (and it is one heck of a list) and they ask you to choose the songs you want to hear, would be OK to hear, or don't want to hear. Me and the missus sat back with our Spotify-linked Amazon Echo and a bottle of Wine, and just asked Alexa to play song, after song, after song.
In no time, we had a Sunshine Symphony playlist that would keep our party dancing, with a few slow songs in-between, all night long.
We also used them for the ceremony music (walking down the aisle, etc.) and they nailed it. I asked them if they could do a looping, acoustic version of Everlong - and it was better than I asked for. So very impressed!
We also had the option for them to learn a couple new songs: They learned Purple Rain for our wedding! Prince Rogers Nelson would have loved it.
We moved to Boston from the PA area, so we were only able to communicate via phone conference, but that wasn't an issue. We sent emails back and forth, scanned our playlist, etc. We figured out the dinner songs, the cocktail hour music, etc. They made the whole process super easy, and it was nice having a user-friendly vendor.
The day of: What can I say, they just killed it. From the moment they started playing, to the end of the night where they closed out the evening on Purple Rain, they were great.
They are an amazing, fun band. They kept the dance floor moving, the mood fun, and I can tell you the atmosphere would have been totally different if we were relying on a DJ.
They also didn't break the bank - they are an incredible value for what you get. Nobody remembers your centerpieces. Everyone remembers your band!
Anyway, hire this band. You will not regret it.
A new act, coming from an act I know very well and doing great things. Look forward to a event full of great music and entertainment.
The members of Sunshine Symphony always put on a great show. They joined us for a wedding at Lehigh Valley Zoo in August 2013. They were great to work with and were very enjoyable.