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Xen Live

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DJ / MC / Live Band Fusion

Live Music by Night Sage

Fronted by the vocal power trio of former American Idol star Maddie Assel and the award-winning, multi-instrument virtuoso John Schreiner, Night Sage is an unforgettable performance experience. The DC- Maryland- Virginia based wedding band’s catalog focuses on energetic top 40 selections and perfectly delivered iconic hits stretching back as far as the 1960s. Since their launch in early 2019, Night Sage has garnered ecstatic reviews from private clients and public audiences alike, because simply put, they offer a level of quality beyond all expectation. Elegant, effervescent, and exhilarating: Night Sage.

The band is composed of elite performers from the DC music scene and are in high demand for weddings and high-end events. They are versatile in Pop/Top 40, Rock, Classic Rock, R&B, Country, and all the dance party reception standards. They can also support ceremonies with instrumentalists/vocalists or cocktail hour with jazz/fusion standards. Their line-up can be customized from a trio to six piece in order to fit your requirements and maintains both male & female lead vocalists. Night Sage is sponsored and managed by Xen Live.

Additonal Live Music Options

Xen Live maintains a roster of Washington DC's finest musicians, instrumentalists, and live bands. Our artists have performed worldwide and specialize in high-end live performance events. We also provide solo instrumentalists such as acoustic/classical guitarists, pianists, and solo vocalists to add variety to your event.

Can't decide between a band or a DJ? Xen Live offers a unique DJ/Live Band/MC Fusion service to create a memorable event like no other. Checkout our band www.nightsage.net

Every client and event is unique. We are a full-spectrum entertainment production company that specializes in providing DJs, Live Music, and MC services that results in an enhanced audio & visual experience for special events. Our premier live band Night Sage and our DJs/MCs know how to get your party started and how to keep it going all night. We can support all of your music and audio requirements in addition to developing your customized playlists for the entire event from ceremony to the reception.

DJ Service

Pricing for DJ service is $1500 for six hours or $1250 for five hours and includes audio support for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception in addition to dance floor lighting, PA system, wireless microphones for officiant/speeches, and MC service. We also offer wireless uplighting at $30 per fixture. Lastly, for those who want the best of both worlds, we offer a unique DJ/Band/MC Fusion service with our premier band Night Sage that will truly create a memorable and exciting event.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which of the following are included in the price?

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

What is the price of your popular wedding package?

$5,000

Which of the following are included in the package?

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

Are you an agency or a band?

Band

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

4 - 6

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

Blues
Classic Rock
Country
Dance
Funk
Jazz
Motown
Oldies
Pop
R&B / Soul
Rock

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?

Disco Ball
Fog Machine
Lighting
Microphones
Sound/PA System
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    Mary D. Married on 03/26/2022
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    I recommend!

    Jay and Aaron did a phenomenal job DJing and MCing our wedding. While booking with them and preparing for the event, they were organized, professional and responsive. During the event, they continued to be professional but with a flair that made the evening fun and energetic. Our families had a blast. I would absolutely recommend Xen Live.
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    Elisabeth L. Married on 11/06/2021
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    Best Band we could have asked for!

    If you want a wedding band, I could not more highly recommend Night Sage. We originally went with them because Jay was very responsive and enthusiastic about being part of our day, which I learned I really valued in the planning process. Boy did we make the right choice!

    Two months later I still cannot believe how much fun our reception was. The dance floor was never anything but full and the music was perfect. I felt like we had our own private concert and I was 100% living my best life in the front row. I had no idea how much the music would make a difference, but now, I cannot picture it with any other band. Other vendors have subsequently told me how great Night Sage was, which can only speak volumes. I am officially a fan girl!
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    Teresa Married on 11/06/2021
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    The dance floor and beyond packed the whole night!

    Xen Live, your band Night Sage, wow! Hire Night Sage! The dance floor, and beyond, was packed the entire night! That says it all. Maddie Assel just sang her heart out the whole time. John Schreiner and the entire band just made it the perfect night for everyone. The volume was perfect! They got some family and friends up on the dance floor that we thought would never happen. Many, many of our guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to…most staying till the last dance. The happiness reflected in the photos say it all.

    As the Mother of the Bride, I have relived and retold many stories about our daughter’s marriage. It was one of the happiest weekends of our lives. The wedding ceremony was held at Dahlgren Chapel, on Georgetown Campus, and the reception was at Sequoia DC in November 2021. At the end of each retelling I close with, “I would not change a thing.” I must give credit where credit is due.
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Haymarket Haymarket, VA, 20001
571-248-1892
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Washington DC - Maryland - Virginia Washington, DC, 20169
571-248-1892

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