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User4256749 · 2+ years ago
This review is in reference to the CTO band 5th Avenue.Sent on 07/17/2014
This band is INCREDIBLE! When we attended one of the CTO showcases, we initially had a different band in mind. 5th avenue impressed us so much that we changed our minds and decided to choose them for our wedding reception. Their high energy and charismatic personalities gave us complete confidence that they would rock our reception, and they delivered beyond our expectations!
The band leader, Ramona, always responded to our emails in a timely and friendly manner and put us completely at ease during those inevitable stressful moments leading up to the wedding. She was so open to the musical suggestions made by me and my husband, and she and the entire band were so accommodating and flexible to meet all of our needs.
We have had countless compliments from friends and family about 5th Avenue. They know exactly how to read a crowd and offered appropriate musical selections for every moment of the night. They also fulfilled our request that they keep playing the latest pop hits which made the dancing at our reception an absolute blast!
If you want your event to be pure fun from start to finish, then definitely hire 5th Avenue. We wholeheartedly and enthusiastically recommend them!
Carol · Married on 06/14/2014
I don't have enough superlatives to heap on this amazing group. They nailed every song - better than the original artists. They could play absolutely any genre and even learned new songs for my daughter's wedding. Best of all - they seemed to be having a great time which is a wonderful bonus.Sent on 06/16/2014
User4236968 · 2+ years ago
Fifth Avenue was a great band- guests didn't want them to stop! Ramona is great to work with- very responsive and professional.Sent on 07/09/2014
D'Brickashaw · event on 06/03/2014
I was very pleased by the professionalism and talent of the band.Sent on 06/19/2014
User4219563 · 2+ years ago
CTO Park Avenue recently performed for my wedding and they were, to say the least, amazing! They kept the guests dancing from the moment they took the stage. So many of my guests commented on how wonderful they were, asking who they were and that they've never seen a band perform straight through the whole reception. They incorporated all types of songs, even recent hits, to please the entire crowd. This is not your ordinary wedding band! Veronica was so great to work with, and so accommodating to us. The band was professional, and made my wedding the event that it was. If you are even considering booking this band for your event, do yourself a favor and do it, you will not be disappointed!Sent on 07/02/2014
User4147770 · 2+ years ago
CTO High Voltage was amazing. We and all our guest thought the performance was outstanding. We can’t think of anything you or the band members could have done to make the night any better. We will recommend CTO and if we ever have an occasion for a band again, we will contact you. Thank you for making our daughter’s wedding reception so special.Sent on 06/03/2014
User4104876 · event on 05/14/2014
I could not have asked for a better band and DJ for The Rollins Family Foundation Gala. I received multiple compliments about the quality of the band (Tribeca). Thank you so much CTO for everything! We were 100% satisfied!!!Sent on 05/15/2014
Tom · Married on 02/03/2014
We worked with CTO Park Central recently at Woodcrest Country Club. We are a video production company (Alliance Video) and they were very accommodating when we needed a feed from their soundboard for our video. They are such talented musicians and all the guests had a great time. I'm sure you will be extremely happy with your decision to have them perform on your special day.Sent on 06/25/2019
Lee · Married on 10/19/2013
Park Central was very accommodating and also knew how to make the party flow. Everyone one of our guests raved about the band. They were great!!!!!Sent on 10/26/2013
Kate · Married on 09/28/2013
AWESOME. AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME. We felt so lucky to have CTO 5th Avenue as our band. We wanted high energy and a ton of dancing and they exceeded our expectations twofold. We had several people tell us after the wedding that they had never seen dancing get started so soon into a reception. The dance floor was packed immediately after our first dance. I had a few specific requests for the band leader, Ramona Hunter, and she was professional, flexible and a pleasure to deal with. If you are looking for nothing less than first rate service, HIRE CTO 5TH AVENUE.Sent on 10/10/2013
User3531461 · 2+ years ago
Eddie Bruce was fantastic. He contribued in a major way to making our event spectacular! Can't wait until the next time.Sent on 09/13/2013
Mark · Married on 08/31/2013
Hiring CTO Tribeca was one of the best decisions we made in the course of wedding planning. Note that we didn’t actually see the band live until a week before our wedding. We hired them based on reputation, recommendation and their online video. When we did finally see them in person, we were confident we’d made the right decision. Maylyn Murphy, the band leader, was a pleasure to work with, and we genuinely enjoyed meeting/working with her. Additionally, her and her band’s talent is simply off-the-charts phenomenal. Their energy was infectious – they managed to lure both old and young out to the dance floor. Maylyn knew when to slow things down and when to kick up the tempo and volume according to the dinner and dancing schedule throughout the night. CTO Tribeca was a major factor in making our wedding as great as it was. Nearly everyone we spoke with about our wedding raved about our band. We’re so glad that we chose them to be part of our special day.Sent on 10/11/2013
Dan · Married on 08/24/2013
There's Good, Great, and then there's CTO Tribeca. They truly are in another category of Excellence. We cannot even begin to tell you how fantastic this group is! Their professionalism, invigorating charisma, and raw TALENT were evident throughout the wedding planning process and especially on our big day. We are serious music junkies - from country to 90s hip hop - and the 2-3 songs we requested that they learn were done so perfectly, we had countless guests say they liked the CTO version better than the original! They have an incredibly vast song selection and can accommodate virtually any genre you're searching for. Our guests were on the dance floor all night, which is exactly what we wanted, and we attribute that directly to this band. Now that the wedding is over, we can’t discuss our reception with any of our guests for more than 1 minute before they start raving about Maylyn and her crew, and asking "Where did you find that BAND?!?!"Sent on 08/28/2013
We highly, highly, highly recommend CTO Tribeca. Their warmth and musical chemistry made the energy in the room simply contagious from bridal party intros to the final amazing song. They will take your event to another level and it is a decision you simply will not regret. When looking back at our wedding budget, the investment we made in CTO Tribeca is dollar for dollar the best choice we made. We consider all of these individuals friends now, and we are so glad they got to be a part of our special day :-)
We love CTO Tribeca!
Dan & Stephanie
User3463739 · 2+ years ago
This band is tremendous! High energy, great song selections, beautiful music--they had the crowd dancing all night long. Can't say enough!Sent on 08/13/2013
Mollie · Married on 07/27/2013
We cannot express in an review how much we LOVED CTO High Voltage. We had wide range of ages of our wedding and CTO was able to please every single person. Our dance floor was full the entire event with less than 10 people off the dance floor at any given time. We had numerous guests ask us about where we found the band and even more people said that they were the best wedding band they had ever heard. Coming from our friends who love to dance and listen to music - that was a huge compliment. On a scale of 1-10 we would honestly rate CTO as an 11! We could not be more satisfied with their performance, the variety of music they played (different genres, oldies-new songs) and their stage presence. If you want your wedding to be awesome - hire them!Sent on 08/14/2013
User3445814 · 2+ years ago
CTO Grand Central absolutely rocked our wedding reception! Martin was incredibly helpful in the planning time leading up to the wedding - he was always available by email and our phone conversations left me very confident that they understood the kind of party we wanted, and would do everything in their power to make it happen.Sent on 08/06/2013
The night of our reception, we could hear the party going even before our entrance. Grand Central had everybody on their feet and ready to go. From the moment we entered until an hour past the scheduled time, Martin and the band played non-stop. They were fantastic - the dance floor was not empty ONCE, even during dinner - people would not stop dancing, because they were so awesome! Martin played a wonderful acoustic set during dinner (which people still kept dancing to!), and really thoughtfully incorporated some of my husband and my favorite songs, that we had shared with him before the event. Grand Central promises to learn your first dance song, and parent dance songs, but since we had picked songs already on their list, they let us pick two other new songs to be played during the night.
After dinner, the band did not take one break, and kept the party rocking late into the night. They played everything from Frank Sinatra to Bruce Springsteen to Greenday to Lady Gaga - no limits! I've been to weddings before where the music really caters to one group of guests - the young people or the older crowd - but Grand Central had everyone up dancing the whole time! My 90 year grandma, our parents' friends, our college friends, and even my little nieces and nephews - everyone was dancing the entire time. The venue's staff actually had to push back tables to enlarge the dance floor! We received compliments on the band all night and all of the following day - they truly made our wedding reception the most fun night of our lives, and I could not have asked for a better band.
Paul · Married on 06/15/2013
CTO 5TH AVENUE ROCKS...once the band started playing it took about 30 seconds for the dance floor to fill and that is how it stayed all night long. Excellent selections, never needed to provide any direction. Even were accomadating to allow my son's band to play for his sister's first dance. Truly outstanding....Paul TSent on 06/19/2013
Hilary · Married on 06/14/2013
CTO 5th avenue was fabulous!!!!! Ramona was the best! She called me way in advance and we talked about the play list, song to walk down the aisle to, our parents songs and "our song". We wanted the band to play straight from the cocktail hour until the wedding was over to keep the crowd going and CTO came through BIG TIME!! They were amazing as we had remembered them to be at a wedding ten years prior! Every song they selected was better than the next and everyone was so impressed! They are also the nicest and most flexible people to work with which was really great during wedding planning. Thanks CTO we love you!!Sent on 09/09/2013
Gina · Married on 06/07/2013
Let me just say, CTO Tribeca was PHENOMENAL. We have gotten so many compliments from our wedding guests telling us how amazing the band was and how much they enjoyed all the song choices. They kept everyone dancing right til the end of the night and were such a pleasure to work with. The band leader, Maylyn, was sweet as can be and on top of all the details right from our very first contact. I can guarantee I will be recommending Tribeca to all the future brides I know!Sent on 06/11/2013
Thanks, again, to CTO and Tribeca for helping to make our wedding everything we dreamed it would be and more...
User3302873 · 2+ years ago
CTO really made our wedding come together perfectly! Karma strings played soft music for the ceremony and as soon as I heard my song (not a conventional strings song) being played I started to tear up with excitement. The duo turned a piano based country song into the most beautiful strings arrangement! During cocktail hour we had them play the electric strings as a surprise for our guests and now over ten days later, people still haven't stopped talking about them or asking for their info! For the reception we wanted to switch to a DJ and CTO made it so easy by making a package perfect for us! The DJ made sure everyone was dancing the entire wedding! Literally start to finish people were up and dancing! My husband's family doesn't get along too well and the DJ made sure to make the mother son and stepmother son dance perfect with a great timing switch. My husband and I cannot thank CTO enough for making our day absolutely amazing! We will definitely be booking them for all of our events!Sent on 06/05/2013
mary kay · Married on 05/18/2013
Sent on 05/24/2013
I would like to Thank You for helping celebrate our daughter and son in laws wedding on Saturday May 18th at the Vie. Your band was wonderful and professional. As we all know a good band helps make the reception fun but a great band makes it a blast. There was not one song that was preformed that the dance floor was not filled with guests dancing. The song choices were perfect and the songs just flowed.
We received many compliments from our guests on the band.
Mary Kay Beresovoy
Larry · Married on 05/18/2013
MAYLEN AND CTO TRIBECA PERFORMED FOR IRIS' WEDDING AT THE PEABODY LIBRARY IN BALTIMORE, MD. MAY 18, 2013. THEY WERE FABULOUS AND BEYOND BELIEF!!! THEY DID EVERYTHING WE ASKED OF THEM AND THEY DELIVERED!!! WE HAVE GIVEN 2 OTHER GREAT PARTIES AND THIS BY FAR WAS THE BEST - A PARTY IS ALL ABOUT THE BAND AND THE PEOPLE AND CTO TRIBECA AND MAYLEN MADE IT!!!!Sent on 05/25/2013
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING PART OF IRIS' SPECIAL NIGHT!!!!
LARRY, ELLEN, IRIS AND DUKE
Iris · Married on 05/18/2013
We used CTO Tribeca for our band and it was so amazing. They had everyone up and dancing the entire night. They were flexible with our music requests and even played the Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes per our request. The night just flowed so well because of their energy. I would recommend this band to anyone getting married!Sent on 06/01/2013
User3266615 · 2+ years ago
WOW! AMAZING GROUP! KEEP OUR DAUGHTER IRIS' WEDDING DANCING FOR 4 HOURS - CAME FROM PHILLY TO BALTIMORE.Sent on 05/19/2013
PEOPLE CAN'T STOP TALKING ABOUT THEM! WISH WE HAD ANOTHER EVENT
LARRY AND ELLEN
User3270590 · 2+ years ago
CTO Tribeca is truly an exceptional band. We had a Sunday evening wedding with the reception running until 11pm. The band was so good that no-one wanted to leave at the end, even though the next day was a work day. Their sound was awesome, and they really connected with the guests. Maylyn was an excellent leader, and responded to the requests and needs of the moment. And the members of the band weren't just talented, they were friendly and really seemed to enjoy what they were doing. I give them all my highest recommendation!Sent on 05/21/2013