Silver Arrow Band
259 Reviews | Albany, NY
The Silver Arrow Band believes that every great party deserves a truly spectacular band. We are a 3-14 person customizable band that specializes in high-energy music for festivals, events and private functions - at a sensible price. We pride ourselves on the incredible variety of our song-list, the musical talent of our performers, and the sheer fun factor of our live gigs! Our Showcases are a great way to see the band in action before you book, and get a feel for how the Silver Arrows can enhance your event. With a great versatility and flexibility in band configuration, our instrument line-up is completely customizable and can include vocals, guitar, piano/keyboard, bass, drums, trumpet, saxophone, trombone, percussion, violin, other strings and more! The Silver Arrows are capable of playing an extremely diverse range of genres - everything from chart classics, funk groove and soul, swing/jazz and current hits/ top 40. On one night we might be asked to play exclusively '50s rock n' roll, and on the next, all '80s hits! Whatever the style, the flavor of the show is always customized to the crowd, and although we have built our reputation on getting everyone up and dancing, we are also completely at home with more chilled tunes for relaxed settings. Speak to us today about your wedding needs and how the Silver Arrows can help make your special day one that everyone will remember!
Funk Evolution Entertainment
27 Reviews | Saratoga Springs Boston New York, Ny, NY
Funk Evolution Entertainment is an all-inclusive wedding band in the Albany, New York area. This group of 8 band members covers all the necessary instrumental bases, including vocals, tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, trumpet, guitar, bass guitar, keyboard and drums. Funk Evolution Entertainment’s high-energy performances will be customized to meet all the needs and expectations of couples on their big day. Services Offered This band includes more than a group of musicians with instruments in hand. Willing to play for the ceremony, cocktail hour and rehearsal dinner in addition to the reception, the band offers the following services for couples’ weddings: Disco ball Fog machine Gobo projector Instrumentals Learning new songs Lighting MC Microphones Music during breaks Projector Sound/PA system Vocals Willing to travel Other Services The members of the Funk Evolution Entertainment band take the time to customize the playlist to each couple’s wedding. They offer music in the following genres: Blues Classic rock Country Dance Funk Hip hop Jazz Latin Motown Pop R&B/soul Rock Swing Top 40
New York Players Entertainment
70 Reviews | Saratoga Springs Boston New York , NY
New York Players Entertainment is a vibrant wedding band playing in the Albany, New York area. This energetic group of musicians strives to keep the guests on their feet all night. The band also entertains at weddings in Boston, Massachusetts and New York, New York. Services Offered New York Players Entertainment offers arrangements of instrumentalists, strings and vocalists. They provide the following services to couples on their big day: Ceremony Cocktail hour Instrumentals Learning new songs Liability insurance Lighting MC Microphones Music during breaks Reception Rehearsal dinner Sound/PA system Vocals Willing to travel Other Services With knowledge of instruments such as cello, flute, guitar, piano, trumpet, viola and violin, this music group will play the following genres of music: Big band Blues Classic rock Country Dance Funk Hip hop Jazz Latin Motown Oldies Pop R&B/Soul Reggae Rock Swing Top 40
2 Reviews | Mechanicville, NY
Who Am I? Galen Passen is an international artist who honed his talents while living in the dense city of New Delhi for eight years. It was here that he trained intensively under a guru to learn the depths of North Indian Classical music and where he developed his own unique musical sense. He holds a Bachelor of the Arts from Goddard College which has helped him to facilitate events and collaborations stretching the boundaries of tradition. What Do I Do? He has performed for weddings, music auditoriums and artistic festivals, and been commissioned to compose for modern dance, film scores and other collaborations. He regularly works with International artists in both India and the United States. He says... "Hello and Congratulations! Whether you choose myself or another vendor to bring music to your special day, I wish you the happiest and deepest of bonds! In my humble opinion Indian classical music is the perfect accompaniment to a matrimonial event as it truly is the music of LIFE. These ancient melodies are built on the romance, trials, joy and insight that our human spirit is built on! The slow, lyrical melodies would be perfect for the quiet of a ceremony leaving the playful exuberance for the cocktail or dinner music." What I Can Do for You! I want your wedding to be as magical and beautiful as you do. This is a profound day that deserves to be as you want it. Here are three reasons why I can help to make that happen. 1. I can bring you something unique If you have never heard a sitar live, it has a huge range of emotion and ability. With 19 strings it has a fullness that leaves no desire for accompanying stringed instruments. The bending strings can imitate the sound of a singers voice or the gentle plunk of other acoustic instruments such as a guitars or mandolins. I hope you will allow me to show you what I find so beautiful about this instrument! 2. I can create something original just for you Besides being a trained musician I am also an experienced composer and collaborator. If Indian classical music is not your thing I understand and would love to compose a special piece for you or work with some other local artists to create an international sound (video coming soon!). If interested in this option please reach out for details. 3. I am an artist but I am a professional I understand the importance of clarity, punctuality and honesty. If it were not for these values my own life would not be what it is today. I promise that from the first message sent, your event will be my priority. All emails and calls will be returned in a timely manner and all negotiations will be clear and up front with no unmentioned "add ons" later on!
Most Popular Price: $1,800
The Soul Sensations
13 Reviews | Northampton, MA
The Soul Sensations are recipients of The 2012 Rising Star Award for Top R&B Band in the USA from Gigmasters.com, the country’s #1 On-Line Entertainment Booking site! The Soul Sensations are an exceptional dance band featuring seasoned musicians that perform an exciting blend of Motown, R&B, Rock, and contemporary dance hits. The group consists of two dazzling lead singers and an excellent rhythm section featuring captivating keyboards, groovin guitar, driving bass, sexy sax, and dynamic drums. We'll keep a crowd dancing all night long! The members of The Soul Sensations combine their vast musical experience from numerous local and national acts to create high energy dance grooves in clubs, private parties, weddings, and corporate events throughout New England and beyond. With impeccable musicality and spirit, The Soul Sensations play classic and contemporary hits in an exciting manner that wows audiences and gets them involved in the show. For events that request subtle and tasteful live music during cocktails, we provide a jazz quintet playing jazz standards. If live music during dinner is desired, we perform a quiet set of music that has ballads, Swing, and light Rock. We can provide ceremony music by our keyboard or guitar player. Or as a duet featuring piano and flute or guitar and flute. Our musicians hold music degrees and are capable of performing music in many styles. To hear our audio clips, see our songlist, and find out more, please visit our website at www.TheSoulSensations.com To read our large list of wedding testimonials go to http://thesoulsensations.com/weddings.htm
Berkshire Jazz Collective
0 Reviews | Pittsfield, MA
Anchored by Andy Wrba, the BJC is the premier jazz band of the Berkshires. Special guests such as Charles Neville(saxophone) and Benny Kohn (piano) along with some of the finest musicians in the Berkshires and beyond join the BJC for the best choice for live music for any occasion. Enjoy our videos and pictures and please contact us for any inquires or bookings.
Most Popular Price: $6,000
1 Review | Saratoga Springs, NY
THE SOUND FACTORY is a collection of musicians from all over the capital region. With both female and male lead vocals, we play music from 1960's to now. THE SOUND FACTORY plays great songs that everyone knows but aren't being overplayed by every other band. From The Temptations to Bruno Mars, B-52's to Carrie Underwood, Doobie Brothers to, Daft punk, Aretha Franklin to Ceelo Green, James Brown to Matchbox 20, Journey to Paramore, Joe Cocker to One republic. THE SOUND FACTORY is perfect for weddings, private parties, as well as club and community events!
Most Popular Price: $2,750
Powerhouse Funk Band
1 Review | Albany, NY
POWERHOUSE, the very name of the band compliments the band’s major characteristics: Soulful, Energetic, Passionate, Entertaining, and Professional. POWERHOUSE is an eight member band, with each (as you will see in the individual bios) having nearly two decades of experience and a wealth of talent. The band was founded in December 2006 by two existing members who have played together since 1993. Contributing to the success of this band, is the experience that they have individually and collectively. They have played up and down the East coast, and specialize in weddings, corporate gigs, holiday parties, clubs, and festivals. So, if you want to get people out of their seats and keep them on the dance floor all night, and if you want a band that consistently delivers only powerful performances, then pack your house with POWERHOUSE!
0 Reviews | Amsterdam, NY
A small band with a BIG sound! With nearly a decade of performing experience across the Capital Region of New York, The Shakedown features some of the most exciting musicians in Upstate NY! The Shakedown performs regularly at 100+ corporate events, fundraisers and club dates annually. As a 5-piece band with players who can cover several instruments, we can accommodate any size venue, large or small. Song selection: The Shakedown's eclectic set list combines the very best in pop, rock, funk, R&B and soul from the '60s to today's Top 40 hits. Our polished and experienced band members can also accommodate learning special requests. **Dual lead singers means we're able to cover a wide variety of songs!** Quality and Performance: Our high energy delivery ensures that your event will be the one that everyone is talking about for months afterward! Powerhouse performances from all band members create a party atmosphere from the very first song. Preparation and Communication: We pride ourselves in creating a unique and seamless experience for every couple at every bridal engagement. You can expect to receive attentive and fast responses to your emails/calls, and a completely customized experience. On the day of your wedding, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy, knowing that we've handled all of your entertainment needs for you! We're local! Based out of Clifton Park, NY, The Shakedown has worked with or performed at many of the top venues across the Capital Region. This is important when it comes time to coordinate your event. Being centrally located allows us to meet with you & your event planner(s), to explore venues, and to be sure that every detail is handled well before your wedding day. Production: The Shakedown uses only the best in state-of-the-art digital sound at each and every performance. We employ an experienced sound technician to ensure that your event sounds as good as it looks! From a 100 guest backyard wedding or a 1000+ guest gala, we've got it covered. Combined with our modern and energy-efficient lighting system, this allows us to create a fully immersive experience for all of your guests! A memorable event crafted just for you! No matter how you dream your event to be, you can be sure that The Shakedown is the right choice to get the party started!
Most Popular Price: $3,500
The Lucky 5
0 Reviews | Great Barrington, MA
The Lucky 5 is a hard-swinging jazz band that blends swing and gypsy jazz to create a unique, foot-stomping blend of music that appeals to a wide range of music lovers. The Lucky 5 performs both original compositions as well as putting a new spin on old jazz standards. The band is comprised of highly seasoned touring musicians, having been part of The Hunger Mountain Boys, Lauren Ambrose & The Leisure Class, and traveled, performed and recorded with artists such as Peter Gabriel, Tony Bennett, Neko Case, Iris Dement, Bobby Previte, Del McCoury, Jim Lauderdale, just to name a few. The Lucky 5 brings verve, high energy, and an unpredictable impulse to the tradition of jazz from the 20's, 30's and 40's, grooving deeply, and keeping feet moving on the dance floor. "I love these guys. Wonderful musicians, wonderful people. Very impressive!" - Alan Chartock, WAMC Radio "Five heavy duty cats with impeccable creative chops. The Lucky 5 owns swing in the Berkshires!" - Evan 'Bibs' Palazzo, The Hot Sardines "The Lucky 5 are foot tappin' feel-good music, wonderfully retro... a real crowd pleaser." - Mike Ballon, Castle Street Cafe "An infectiously rambunctious hot jazz ruckus..." - Dwayne Brooke, The Woodshedders
36 Reviews | Nutley, NJ
About Total Soul Total Soul is New York City's most exciting party band. The band performs at weddings, corporate parties, clubs, casinos, and at public concerts spanning tri-state area and country. Total Soul plays everything from Motown, to today's pop and R&B, to the Jazz/Big Band standards of the 1940's. Total Soul performs with the flair of a well-rehearsed show band, complete with front line choreography, exciting lead singers, hot horns, and a groovin' rhythm section. Total Soul ranges in size from 8-13 pieces, and is a completely live band ("live musicians" as opposed to the computerized or karaoke-type background tracks that many bands feel the need to use). The energy that you experience from a completely "live" band is unmistakable. A female singer can always be included as part of the lineup. The band always performs in formal type suits for private events. Total Soul's music includes a mix of four part vocal harmony. Their vocal front line will mesmerize audiences with slick dance moves and smooth harmonies. Each one of the front singers will be featured as a lead vocalist. They will supercharge a crowd with their extraordinary vocal expertise.
0 Reviews | Schenectady, NY
The Capital District's most entertaining and versatile band, our musicians have over 20 years each of playing both locally and nationally. We believe that if you want to hear music, get a jukebox or an mp3 player. But a band is there to entertain you. We promise you will be singing, dancing laughing all night with Knights Revival. We have never booked a gig where we werent asked back. We also play all genres of music so that everyone in the room will feel as if we are playing for them! We understand how much of a special day it is for you. When the vows are spoken and all of those family pictures are taken, trust Knights Revival to help you kick back and party!
Cryin' Out Loud
34 Reviews | Albany Saratoga Springs Buffalo Boston New York City, NY
COL has Wow'ed private parties, weddings, galas, fundraisers, special events, concerts and club shows in Albany, Troy, Schenectady, Saratoga Springs, New York City, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island and even as far away as Wisconsin and Virginia for over 18 years! With an energizing live show that features five dynamic vocalists, a fluid rhythm section, and a hot three piece horn section, Cryin' Out Loud will make your event one to remember.
Most Popular Price: $5,000
Soul Session Edu-tainment, Inc
9 Reviews | Saratoga Springs, NY
Twitter @soulsessionband Facebook Garland Nelson Sonicbids Soul Session E.P.K. (Electronic Press Kit) Facebook garland.nelson Twitter @GarlandNelson Facebook Soul Session Edu-tainment, Inc. Myspace soulsessionband YOUTUBE PLAYLIST: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCV3KN68cujglfQ6lbdWx-UL3AqL6qBTR Soul Session, a high energy and spirited ensemble, performs multi-genre soul music with entertaining command and spontaneous originality. Led by "soulist" Garland Nelson, FORMER lead vocalist of the New York Players, Soul Session emotes supernatural passions from material by Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, Bill Withers, and many others. Founded on the belief that soul music is God's multicultural life line, Soul Session heightens our organic humanity by making the audience the center of attention through call and response, dance, and praise. Consequently EVERY SHOW manifests a creative classic/neo musical flavor This Original/Cover Band specializes in All Event types: Corporate Functions (Large Conferences to Cocktail lunches) Weddings (Not a Wedding Band, But a Band that does Weddings) Club Gigs (All Size....we'll blow it up and entertain all age groups) Recordings (Those in need of studio musicians for original material) Private Parties (of all sizes and types--e.g. Birthdays and Retirements) Showcases (Original Music Shows)
Teresa Mango Harpist
8 Reviews | Stockbridge, MA
Teresa is a long established performing harpist and has helped couples with beautiful music for their special day for over 30 years. With a wide selection of music from the renaissance, baroque, classical, romantic and more contemporary songs, there are many choices for ceremonies, cocktail hours and dinners as a harp solo or duo and trio combinations using flute, violin, cello or voice. Other events include anniversaries, birthdays, private parties, rehearsal dinners, cocktail hours, receptions and corporate functions. "It is always a pleasure helping couples choose music for their ceremony in particular because, I like that they are involved in the process of choosing what they want to hear during their ceremony and that they enjoy the selections they have chosen." For more information go to www.theharp.org Email: email@example.com 413-298-4844
Most Popular Price: $450
Around Town Entertainment
107 Reviews | New York, NY
Around Town Entertainment is a full entertainment company specializing in live music for all types of events in the New York metropolitan area. The company offers five wedding bands consisting of professional New York musicians and vocalists, each providing an energetic yet sophisticated performance. They adjust the size of each group to best fit the event, and offer additions, such as classical instruments or staging and lighting packages. With a fresh approach to every occasion, they keep favorite classics alive while avoiding the cliche song choices. Services Offered Around Town Entertainment will keep guests of all ages engaged for various occasion, including ceremonies, cocktail hours, receptions, and rehearsal dinners. They are willing to learn new songs and will travel to Connecticut and New Jersey for performances. They are also willing to offer liability insurance.
0 Reviews | Albany, NY
Frankie Lessard and Trevor English team up with one of the best rhythm sections in the area with Mike Williams on bass and Mike Snide on drums, along with Rich Romano on lead guitar to create one of the most versatile bands in the Capital District. Good Sir plays all different styles of music including country, classic rock, modern rock, blues, R & B, reggae, and plenty of great originals. With new material at every show this is a band to see over and over again!
High Definition Band
32 Reviews | Saratoga Springs, NY
Hello, thank you for checking out HIGH DEFINITION! High Definition is one upstate New York's most sought after party and wedding bands. Our talents have made us a popular choice for weddings, parties, corporate events, gala's and national venues such as Turning Stone Casino and Vapor. We perform music for all ages, we will keep you and your guests dancing, singing and partying all night long. The Times Union raved: "High Definition is an unforgettable blend of vocals, guitars, percussion, horns, keyboards and FUN! High Definition features High Energy Performances and Polished Vocal Harmonies"! We keep it simple, " A Fun, talented, versatile, affordable entertainment choice." At full strength High Definition is an eight piece band featuring 6 lead vocalists and a dynamic horn section. Our line up is: 1. Female vocalist 2. Male vocalist 3. Guitar / vocals 3. Keyboards 5 Bass / vocals 6 Trumpet / vocals 7 Sax 8 Drums / Trombone We do offer flexible band lineups and flexible pricing. 8 piece band 7 piece band no trumpet 6 piece band no trumpet or sax Our best advertising is our live performance. We invite you to check us out and see why so many have CHOSEN HIGH DEFINITION for their wedding or special event. Thank you. Dave, HIGH DEFINITION BAND Some recent testimonials: The band's performance was outstanding. It has been a month since the performance and we are still hearing from attendees extremely positive comments. Colleagues have indicated our event would be hard to follow and the bar has been set high because of the band's performance. Reviewer: Thomas A. Organization: Oriental Shrine Temple Event: Corporate Event in Saratoga Springs, NY Event Date: Mar 28, 2015 WOW! Awesome Band! These incredible talents had our group dancing and tapping their toes with a popular variety of rock & contemporary music for our annual Halloween party. We could tell the entire band enjoyed what they were doing and their enthusiasm was contagious. Very professional, punctual, and a pleasure to do business with the added pleasure of listening to their harmonious talents! Wedding: 10/31/2013 High Definition Band was an amazing addition to our perfect wedding! My (new) husband and I are both professional musicians, so we wanted nothing but the best, and boy did they deliver! All of our friends are professional classical musicians, too, and they raved about how wonderful the band was. I would not hesitate in booking them for any events- they are professional, extremely talented, and will surely add a wonderful touch to your event! Wedding: 10/13/2013 Our daughter and son-in-law were married on June 1, 2013 at the Otesaga Resort in Cooperstown, NY. High Definition was amazing! The beautiful ceremony music was perfect and the cocktail hour music set the tone for the entire evening. Dave and the other band members did such an amazing job keeping everything on schedule and they played through most of dinner and then got everyone on the floor for the entire evening! The music never stopped and our guests had such a wonderful time! So many guests remarked on how incredible the band was and how professional they were! Our daughter and son-in-law had the most wonderful time at their wedding and they were so pleased with High Definition! Wedding: 06/01/2013 Hi, Sal and I can't thank you enough! What luck we had finding you on the internet. The wedding was everything we hoped for. As we first stated, we wanted a party!! We wanted our guests to dance and have fun. Your band provided exactly the atmosphere we were looking for, Many of our guests said it was the best wedding that they have ever attended. I agree! Sal and I had the time of our life. What a great way to start married life. Thank You for Making our Day so Special, Sal and Risa Vullo June 12, 2010 High Definition Band did an exceptional job providing wonderful music for our daughter's wedding. The dance floor was packed from the first dance until the last song. Dave, the band leader was very personable and the comminicated with the bride's partents and the bride and groom to ensure the entire evening went well. Their website has a huge selection of songs to choose from and they play all expertly! Nadine, the lead singer spent time with the bridal party to make sure everyone was introduced correctly and names were not mispronounced. The band was PERFECT for Crooked Lake with a large dance floor and stage area for the band. They could not have been more pleasant, professional and talented group to work with. THANKS HIGH DEFINITION! for a wonderful time!!!! Wedding: 05/25/2013 High Definition are amazing!! They made our wedding truly special and kept the dance floor full all night. On top of being tons of fun, they also were easy to work with and open to all of our requests. The band learned a Bruce Springsteen song that I had specially requested and also played other favorites. The lead singer sang "When Irish Eyes are Smiling" and sounds like an Irish tenor, and an hour later, they led us all in song to "Sweet Caroline" and other great dance songs. Dave was great to work with and the rest of the band were great as well. I am so glad that we used High Definition for our wedding, I would recommend them for any type of event but especially for a high-energy wedding!!! Kate L. Dave Thank you!!! “You guys were great!! We had so much fun, everybody did! Thank you so much, we will definitely recommend you to everyone!!! Great job!! Big hugs! Kasia and Adam June 11, 2010 Hi Dave Thanks for writing, and a HUGE thank you for helping to make our day truly memorable! Everything really went just perfectly, and we couldn't have asked for a better band...I'm still getting questions from guests about who you guys were, and where I found you - you were amazing! The honeymoon and everything was just perfect! I'm just returning to work today, and a semi-normal routine, boy is that weird! Thanks again Dave, for making our day so special - we really really loved having you guys at the wedding...and the requests we put in, you played PERFECTLY! You made it that much more special, and we couldn't have asked for anything better! Thanks again! Margo May 22, 2010 To High Definition, WONDERFUL! I can't think of a single negative thing to say. All talented,versatile(instrumentals and vocals), professional musicians, At home from San Francisco to Boston. Hi-Def for Weddings, corporate settings, intimate settings...I'd be sure they could handle it all beautifully. Also very courteous and accommodating to our changes and needs. We could actually converse during dinner, yet they could also kick it up to full volume when we wanted to dance and party. They proved themselves able to play many different styles. Great group of people..top marks especially from the Bride and Groom! Jackie A, Saratoga Springs, NY May 1, 2010 Dear High Definition, “I will be completely honest. First off, my husband was adamant about having a band rather than a D.J. at our reception. When we started to research bands in our area, the rates were much higher than we could afford. Somehow, we came across a pamphlet for High Definition. When I called Dave to get the rates, I was in shock and immediately skeptical. High Definition was head and shoulders less expensive than the other bands. Dave addressed these concerns and assured me that they were not in this business for the money, they just love what they do. To further prove to my husband and I, Dave invited us (with the permission of the couple) to watch them in action at a wedding. We were shocked, the band was awesome!! We booked High Definition very soon after to play during our cocktail hour and the entire reception. Dave met with us numerous times to plan for our big day. This was extremely comforting to my husband and I (in retrospect b/c during planning you are so busy) because on our wedding day, it was like we had known Dave forever, everything felt perfect!! The band even learned 3 songs for us!! Beyond accommodating! Honestly, there are not enough praises to give this group! All of our wedding guests were shocked!! They are still talking about how great the music was! One more thing to say – I don’t think there was a moment when someone was not on the dance floor, even during dinner!! They were awesome!!! I 100% recommend this band!! If you have any questions or want to see pictures or video, contact Dave. He can get in touch with us.” Kristina Nowack September 19, 2009 Hi Dave Thank you too! You guys were amazing! We got so many compliments on the music and your band. Your song list was perfect! I will definitely be in touch if we are ever in the area again. Thanks again, Denise June 23, 2010 Dave, “High Definition blew our minds away! We hired them for our wedding ceremony which was held on the Adirondack boat on Lake George. Dave also played at our ceremony in Bolton Landing and it was just beautiful! He definitely went out of his way to make the ceremony very special for us and our families. The wedding reception was unbelievable. Before dinner my husband and I danced a routine to "I Get a Kick out of You" which the band had learned for us. It was flawless. After dinner the music continued and we were all dancing the entire night, one song kept being played right after another. At one point I had to stop and wonder if they were going to take any breaks! All night and in the days that followed, many of our guests inquired about the band. They thought they were amazing and must have cost an arm and a leg. When they told us the price we were charged, everyone was in shock. We definitely chose the best band EVER for our wedding. I would recommend High Definition to EVERYONE! Dave organized everything, was great about staying in touch and touching base every so often, and made sure to make our wedding so awesome. We can't thank them enough.” Anastassia July 4, 2009 To all members of the High Definition Band, Thank you all so much for making our wedding day a hit! All of our guests had a great time, the dance floor was packed the whole night, I don’t think I sat down more than once the whole evening. Pete, a special thanks to you for learning the piano lyrics for our wedding songs, it was such a nice personal touch for our ceremony. The evening was perfect, you created exactly the kind of wedding reception vibe we were hoping for. Thanks so much again for everything! Rock On!” Christopher and Rebecca Leader June 20, 2009
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