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4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Garr Novick · Getting married on 11/15/2019

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    Great Wedding Band !

    Flora and Rex are on their Honeymoon. Flora asked me to get back to you. So what follows is on behalf of Flora and Rex;


    Firstly, Flora and Rex attended one of your “go see the bands” outings and fell in love with the band.

    By all accounts the booking was easy, and the band leader worked with Flora and Rex every step of the way.

    For the ceremony they even provided lovely live background music that fit the moment and additional music during the cocktail hour.

    But then . . . . . .

    People entered the ballroom and heard “DAH BAND” !
    Spine tingling !
    Songs we all know and love by heart !
    Motown Has Come Alive !

    THEY WERE GREAT ! ! !

    Nothing like a full dance floor to tell you how good the music is !

    During breaks, a solo artist would perform beautiful songs at a lower tone so people could eat and talk, really nice. Then Bingo, the band would start up again ! No talking over the mike, just music !

    For me personally, I really appreciated the fact that no one with a microphone was talking to the audience, no direction, they just played one great song after another and let the magic happen ! And people loved it ! They could not get enough ! No one left ! No One ! The busses just sat there. People had a ball !

    Thank you,

    I hope that answers your questions. Would we do it again ? In a heartbeat !

    Garr Novick
    Father of the Bride, Flora Novick
    June 22, 2019
    The WaterFall, Claymont, De

    Sent on 07/03/2019
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    CTO Artists's reply:


    Thank you for the wonderful feedback. It was our pleasure to be a part of your special day! We wish Rex and Flora many years of happiness together. - Gloria, CTO Park Central
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    Talya Hailey Mccaulley · Married on 07/06/2019

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    I was the photographer at the wedding they played

    CTO was so much fun to witness! The band was upbeat and lively. Sang wonderfully, and had the crowd on their feet all night!

    Sent on 07/09/2019
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    Gary Nevitt Jr · Married on 06/29/2019

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    Awesome Band and incredible to work with!

    As a wedding Photographer, I see a lot of bands and Entertainment and have to work hand in hand with them throughout the event and CTO was fantastic to work with throughout the process and they kept the party going strong all night long! Can't wait to work with them again! - Gary Nevitt Photography

    Sent on 07/01/2019
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    Michele Jameson · Married on 06/08/2019

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    MOTher of the Bride

    Made our night! Great music, terrific singing, knew how to tone down during dinner and when to get people out on the dance floor. Loved the conference call before the wedding to exchange ideas and go over the flow of the evening.
    Guest were raving!

    Sent on 06/10/2019

    CTO Artists's reply:

    It was such a pleasure to share your special day with both of you and your friends and family! The band had a great time too! :)
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    Elena Piperno · Married on 04/12/2019

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    Cto tribeca is amazing

    We had CTO Tribeca at our wedding, and they are absolutely incredible! They put on a non-stop show for the entire wedding, and never ever take breaks. We had a wedding with 300 guests and all of them were dancing all night long! The dance floor was packed from start to the last second, and that is because of Tribeca. There was barely any room left on the floor, and that is exactly what we wanted. They are the best wedding band in Philly! All of our guests have been calling and texting us how amazing they were. Maylyn, the band leader, is so wonderful and great to work with. She helped us to plan everything perfectly. The entire process with CTO was very organized and easy - which is exactly what a bride needs. I can't thank CTO enough for the party they threw at our wedding! I can only hope I'll be a guest at a Tribeca wedding one day!! THANK YOU!

    Sent on 04/16/2019
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    Alexandria Kochinsky · Married on 03/16/2019

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    Exceptional Performance

    As a wedding planner, I have no issue with admitting that sometimes bands can be difficult to work with whether it be communication, performance, etc. I had the opportunity to share a client with CTO Tribeca this past weekend and it was one of the best experiences I've had thus far with a performance group at a wedding.

    Not only was the bandleader incredibly thorough and communicative via email prior to the big day, but they were willing to work with me as a coordinator to ensure that the client was happy. As sad as it is to admit, that doesn't often happen for us event planners and so I was thrilled before they even performed with their professionalism.

    And then they performed. Y'all, they did such a good job of keeping the couple happy and obliging the song list while also making sure that guests were up on their feet. They took a short break for dinner and there was still a musician up there performing live while guests ate, and then everyone went right back to performing the rest of the night.

    My assistant and I even remarked that unlike most bands that play a song and then pause, there was seamless transition from one song to the next. It was very impressive! If you haven't already caught on, I highly recommend Tribeca to any couple looking for a band that'll knock it out of the park!

    Sent on 05/16/2019

    CTO Artists's reply:

    Thank you so much for the kind words! It was a such pleasure working with Alex! We always strive to do our best and so excited that we were a part Jessica and David’s amazing celebration! Look forward to our next collaboration!
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    Erika McGovern · Married on 12/29/2018

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    We are so happy we went with Park Central - The band members know how to keep everyone on the dance floor the entire night!

    On behalf of Andrew and I we would like to say THANK YOU for making our wedding great! Gloria and the band members did a fantastic job of keeping everyone on the dance floor all night long.
    Our goal was to optimize dance time and we did! Their ability to read the audience while taking into consideration our requests was amazing. It is a very talented group! Melvin did a fantastic job in his performance - he had the room going crazy, it felt like we were at a live show down in Austin, Texas. Fabulous work! Did I forget to mention the bands exquisite ability to learn songs ? Was the real Leon Bridges there?!

    A big thank you again! If someone ever needs a band we know who to recommend - CTO Park Central!

    Sent on 01/17/2019

    CTO Artists's reply:

    Thank you for such great feedback!! It was an honor to be a part of your special day. Your friends and family had such great energy!

    We wish you many years of happiness together! - Gloria, CTO Park Central
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    Stefanie Jackson · Married on 10/20/2018

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    Highly recommend!

    We went to a CTO showcase and quickly decided to book CTO Midtown Express for our wedding. They sounded great, and their energy and perfect song choices kept people on the dance floor all night. And I'm so thankful to them for working on our special requests for swing music and a unique first dance. They were a huge part in making the day so perfect and memorable!

    Sent on 11/08/2018

    CTO Artists's reply:

    Hello Stephanie, thank you for your kind words! CTO Midtown Express usually performs at the Annual Red Ball this year 3/30/2019. Reach out to me a month prior and I'll give you guys two tickets on CTO so you can relive the fun with your band!!!
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    Mara P · Married on 10/13/2018

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    Awesome wedding band!

    CTO Tribeca exceeded all of our expectations as our wedding band. Every single band member was incredibly talented and they brought an energy that couldn’t be matched. From the ceremony, to cocktail hour to the reception, they had us covered. Maylyn, the band leader, was easy to work with, responsive and personable. The band members genuinely seemed to have fun together and their energy was contagious. So many of our guests have reached out to say how amazing CTO Tribeca was...and we agree! We can’t recommend CTO enough.

    Sent on 11/06/2018

    CTO Artists's reply:

    Thank You Mara! It will never get old hearing we did a great job! We loved being a part of your celebration!!!
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    Jennifer Ingalls · Married on 10/06/2018

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    BEST Wedding Band out there!

    I have only WONDERFUL things to say about the incredible Park Central band. They were absolutely INCREDIBLE and completely exceeded my expectations. I've heard them twice prior (once at my sister's wedding in 2014, and again at a friend's wedding in 2015),and they are even better in 2018! Gloria is a superstar - and the band is the best I've ever heard. Their song selections were perfect, as were the vocalist associated with our entrance songs, and first dance, and father/daughter and mother/son dances.

    Their energy is infectious and contagious and they make you not only want to dance, but make you want to stand there and watch them perform, like you're at a concert! We received basically 100 compliments about them throughout the evening and afterwards, and as the bride and groom, we could not have been happier.

    thank you SO much and a huge thank you again to CTO for making our wedding dream come true. :)

    Sent on 10/25/2018

    CTO Artists's reply:

    Hello Jennifer, Thank you for your wonderful review. Gloria as well as the rest of the team at CTO work so hard to please our clients and when we are recognized it makes it all the sweeter.
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    Rachel B. · Married on 10/05/2018

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    CTO Midtown Express ROCKS!

    CTO Midtown Express is THE BEST. The band is made up of incredible musicians and performers, but also wonderful people who do their best to make your day magical. And do they ever! Our dance floor was packed from the first song to the very last. Thank you so much to Virgil and the rest of the band for making the music at our wedding unforgettable!

    Sent on 11/12/2018

    CTO Artists's reply:

    Rachel, thank you for your kind words! Cescaphe's Waterworks is also a great backdrop to make amazing memories! If your ever in Manayunk come by a showcase and we will play your first song "AS" by Stevie Wonder for you again!!
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    Victoria · Married on 09/29/2018

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    We can’t thank Grand Central enough for making the trip to Williamsport to celebrate with us at our wedding reception! We had the best time and so did all our guests. It truly was everything we wanted and more!! The dance floor was packed all night & everyone has been raving about the band since Saturday. It will definitely go down in the books as one of the most epic weddings!!! The band leader is accommodating and they definitely make the day all about you. All of the band members were so sweet and had the best energy! We highly recommend them to anyone looking for wedding entertainment (or for any event).

    Sent on 10/04/2018
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    stephanie · Married on 09/29/2018

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    We booked Park Central a year and a half before our wedding after seeing them at one of the showcases. It was the best decision we made! We know it was far back to book, but we didn't want to miss out on getting them. Gloria was our band leader and was very responsive and accommodating to our meetings. Angie in the office was also responsive and super helpful during the booking process and any questions I had. Back to the band...This band is absolutely amazing!!! Guests were on the dance floor from the minute they started to the last song at the end of the night. My family and friends keep asking where we got them and who they were and that they never danced so much at a wedding. They played all the requests we asked for and people loved the depth of the horns and the solo from the awesome guitarist! You have to see to know what I'm talking about! All we did was send a few songs that were our style and they filled in the rest. We just trusted them and they met all our expectations and then some! They also don't take breaks which made it great to bop in and off the floor when you needed so you always know you can come back to a song! FYI to brides and grooms out there looking and on the fence... sometimes when you look back and see little things that maybe didn't go the way you wanted, they quickly disappear when guests say it's the best wedding they've been to because of their experience, aka the band!, and you are married and had a great time as well, and that's what really matters!

    Sent on 10/10/2018
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    Kate · Married on 09/08/2018

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    We had a wonderful night and the band was GREAT. In fact, we received photos yesterday and were talking about how many people were on the dance floor and how much fun they were having. I sent the following note to Ramona after the big day, "You guys knocked it out of the park. Thank you thank you thank you! We had a blast, as did all of our guests. We knew you would put on a great show and you didn’t disappoint. If we could do it all over again we would not change a thing. Thank you again for lending your talent and flare on our special day. It was unforgettable."

    Thanks for all of your help, we'll be sure to suggest CTO Fifth Avenue to anyone looking for live music that everyone will love.

    Sent on 10/01/2018
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    Elizabeth · Married on 08/18/2018

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    CTO’s Tribeca Band is the absolute best band they offer! We loved them and would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone who wants to dance the night away at their wedding. Maylyn is very professional and easy to work with. Everyone at our wedding loved Tribeca, the dance floor was crowded all night!

    Sent on 08/21/2018
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    Emily · Married on 08/04/2018

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    When we saw CTO Midtown Express at the band showcase last summer, we loved them and knew we wanted them for our wedding. Fast forward a year, and we were blown away by the incredible job they did performing at our wedding. They had everyone on the dance floor practically the whole night – multiple people have said to us that they’ve never seen a dance floor so packed throughout the night. It really is a testament to the amazing job the band did, not only performing, but picking songs that would keep the crowd dancing. We gave them a short list of songs we definitely wanted played, and from what I’ve heard a few guests requested songs as well, all of which were played. They even ended the night by playing Shout – my very favorite wedding dance song - without me asking, and it was just perfect. Everyone we’ve talked to has raved about the band, and we could not be happier with their performance! A special thank you to Virgil, the bandleader, who sent me a nice note the day after the wedding. We would recommend CTO Midtown Express to anyone in the process of planning a wedding!

    Sent on 09/25/2018
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    Mark · Married on 07/28/2018

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    Used CTO Park Central for our son's wedding and we could not have been more thrilled. From start to finish the band was professional, musical and probably the finest players and singers I have ever heard assembled for a wedding band. Carmen (the owner) was so easy to work with and Gloria (band leader and lead singer) was very responsive before and during the event and is a terrific singer. They were also perfectly balanced in terms of sound. Not too loud at really any time for anyone. Kudos to the sound man that was included with the band.

    Sent on 08/22/2018
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    Tara · Married on 07/27/2018

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    CTO Tribeca was AMAZING! They were such an important part of making our wedding so much fun! The dance floor was packed the entire night and our guest are still talking about how excellent the band was! We had such a great experience booking with CTO.

    Sent on 08/21/2018
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    Aundrea Rappoli · Married on 07/21/2018

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    Great! Professional!

    As a coordinator, Gloria, from CTO made my job a breeze. She was a highly attentive and detail oriented band leader that also worked with us to adjust the night as it unfolded to ensure the best for our clients. The band was tons of fun to work with!

    Also would love to mention that their sound attendants were beyond professional and went out of their way to help me get ready for the couple to walk down the aisle.

    Sent on 11/14/2018
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    Ian · Married on 06/16/2018

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    We just had CTO Tribeca play at our wedding in Philly and cannot say enough good things about Maylyn and her band. Where to start?

    From learning a somewhat obscure song for our first dance, to customizing a playlist that caters to both our tastes and those of our guests, Maylyn and team were top notch from before the day of the wedding and our first contact through to packing away at the end of the night.

    But that’s not what made the whole thing so special. The performance just blew everyone away. Why?

    First, Franklin Hall is an awesome venue, but as a national monument it has a huge marble statue and a lot of stonework. The acoustics can be challenging. Many bands play there (we go to a lot of events in this space) show up and turn the volume up to compensate. The result is bleeding ears. Tribeca brought electronic drums to reduce the echo, plus their engineer balanced the ensemble so that not only could you hear every note, you could hold a conversation back at the dinner tables.

    And the music! We had comments from our guests that ranged from ‘I thought you’d hire the original artist when I heard them start to play’, through ‘best wedding band ever’ to ‘do you think they would play in Boston?’. Whether it was a quieter moment for couples with Maylyn playing a piano/voice solo, to the full 10 piece band (and they may have snuck a couple of extra musicians / singers in because I swear I counted 12) with full horn and rhythm section banging out dance tunes, the dance floor was occupied from our first dance to security clearing the building. Everyone danced, including our octogenarian relatives.

    In the words of the late, much missed, Anthony Bourdain:

    ‘You want this. No, you need it’

    Sent on 06/20/2018
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    Quinn · Married on 06/09/2018

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    CTO Tribeca & Maylyn were incredible! We received so many compliments from guests of how amazing our band was -- the dance floor was filled the whole time. I highly recommend!

    Sent on 06/21/2018
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    Marcy · Married on 05/27/2018

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    Grand Central Band was amazing at my daughter’s wedding 5/27/18. Vocals incredible and very talented musicians. A pleasure to deal with and super accommodating. Can’t say enough how wonderful they made the night!!!

    Sent on 05/31/2018
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    suzanne · Married on 05/05/2018

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    CTO Tribeca was absolutely fantastic. Andrew and I have had so many of our wedding guests asking and saying that band was the best I have ever heard. Also, right off the bat guests were on the dance floor during the reception! Our pictures certainly prove it.
    Maylyn and her team were so organized and truly listened to our requests for song choices.
    If we were to have another wedding celebration we would use CTO Tribeca again!

    I just smile about the day and their performance!

    Sent on 06/04/2018
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    Tracy · Married on 11/18/2017

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    We LOVED our band GRAND CENTRAL!! They were GREAT . Everyone complimented them too! Plus lots of all night dancing . Band leader really made it tailored to our song picks !! Would love to have them again for another event . CTO also great to work with .

    Sent on 11/29/2017

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