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BAND SIZE AND OVERVIEW

The Christina Kateri Band (CKB) is a boutique private event band based in Detroit, MI that travels from coast to coast and beyond. From a solo player up to a 12-piece band, clients are encouraged to customize each segment of their wedding in terms of band size and music style. Christina is happy to provide exceptional care to every client, by paying close attention to detail and remaining accessible throughout the entire planning process. She loves working with all kinds of people to ensure the music reflects their desires for their wedding, while creating a fun, tasteful and engaging environment that incorporates musical favorites to span the generations.

MUSIC AND SERVICES

With a healthy repertoire across every genre, The CKB performs any mixture of music the client wants, from Classical and Jazz to Top 40, Motown to Rock, R&B to Country, and everything in between. Provisions for ceremony, cocktail, dinner and dancing include sound, basic stage lighting, emcee services and gratis DJ services on band breaks, so it's a one-stop shop for your entertainment.

EXPERIENCE

Players are of the highest caliber, mostly from Detroit and Toledo, and many have played with the greats you'd be familiar with (Aretha Franklin, Cyndi Lauper, The Pistons, The Temptations, etc.). A few past and current clients include Interluxe Group for Maserati, The March of Dimes, Michigan State University, Farm Bureau, hundreds of couples for weddings, as well as other individuals.

PRICING

Pricing is based on many variables for each individual event, with the most popular wedding package in the $7,000 range. Please visit www.ChristinaKateriMusic.com/contact to request your proposal today.

INSTRUMENTATION AVAILABLE

  • Banjo
  • Bass (upright and electric)
  • Cello
  • Drums
  • Flute
  • Guitar
  • Harmonica
  • Mandolin
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Sax
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Ukulele
  • Viola
  • Violin/fiddle
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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

$5,000 - $8,000

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

$4,000 - $7,000

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
Lighting
MC
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sound/PA System

What is the price of your popular wedding package?

$7,000

Which of the following are included in the package?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
Lighting
MC
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sound/PA System

Are you an agency or a band?

Band

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

4 - 6
7+

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

Acoustic
Big Band
Blues
Classic Rock
Classical
Country
Dance
Hip Hop
International
Jazz
Motown
Oldies
Pop
Punk Rock
R&B / Soul
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
Vocals
Willing to Travel

What items are available?

Lighting
Microphones
Sound/PA System
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Bryant C. Married on 07/10/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Great to work with and a phenomenal band

I cannot say enough good things about Christina and her band. Before the wedding itself, she did an amazing job helping us organize what music we wanted for the ceremony, cocktail hour and of course the reception. She was extremely organized during this process and she made this aspect of our wedding easy to plan and stress free.

Christina and her band exceeded any expectations I had for the reception. Not only does she have a beautiful voice, but the energy herself and the band brought that night was electric. We had people on the dance floor from the time they started playing until the very last song. They truly brought an element to our wedding that I'll never forget and always be grateful for. One of the highlights on our wedding night was a member of her band that played the fiddle. He absolutely killed it and was amazing to watch. If you're looking for a wedding band that will bring a great energy to your wedding and is easy to work with, I recommend Christina with the highest regard.
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Christine C. Married on 12/02/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Music Magic For Your Feet!

We had the pleasure of dancing to the Christina Kateri Band twice this year. We attended my daughter's best friends wedding earlier in the year and our son's wedding in December. The band is FANTASTIC! All night long we heard wonderful comments about the band. They are extremely talented and played a variety of music that kept the guests dancing all night long. When the band ended the guests shouted "one more song"! We did not want the band to end and they sang one more song!
Throughout our son and daughter-in-law's wedding planning, they kept telling us Christina was the best person to work with.
Thank you for making their wedding so special. I would recommend them over and over again!
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Mark C. Married on 12/02/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Overall Favorite Vendor

We experienced the Christina Kateri Band for the first time at a friend's wedding this summer and immediately knew that we wanted to book them for our wedding. They are incredibly talented, able to play a wide range of music, and keep the dance floor alive. Working with Christina was wonderful. She made our lives easy leading up to and during our wedding. She is organized, straight forward, and maintains a high degree of professionalism. Post wedding, we continue to get compliments about "The Band." I recommend The Christina Kateri Band to anyone having a wedding.
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