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Alex Ashavsky · Getting married on 01/08/2021
The perfect band for the perfect price!
We had the pleasure of hiring Victor and the rest of the band for our wedding on August 25th. They were professionals throughout - I was very anxious about song choice and how everything works (I'm an over planner) and Victor never minded talking with me or explaining how everything works.Sent on 10/22/2019
Now on to the actual music! They absolutely rocked it!! I was told it was the best Hora my friends had ever been too, they customized some songs for my bride as a surprise, and worked the crowd perfectly. As you'll see in all these reviews - people kept asking who the band was, and made sure to let me know how good they were in the subsequent weeks.
If you want a perfect band, for a reasonable price, that will alleviate your concerns about your big day - they are definitely the right band. Thanks again for everything!!
Philip Mccabe · Married on 11/05/2019
End Your Search. Book Them If You Can
Manhattan City Music is THE best band. If you are hoping for a wonderful band to play at your wedding (or your child’s wedding), your search is over -- just book Manhattan City Music (MCM). We were fortunate to have MCM play for our daughter’s wedding. Honestly, other than the bride and groom, the music has been THE MOST commented feature of the event from guests. All aspects of our interactions with Victor were a pleasure. He guided us through the process and our options, and he was always there for us when we sought his recommendations ranging from music selections to venue lighting. Victor Lesser and his musicians are consummate professionals. The pianist during the cocktail hour set the stage for the wonderful evening of music ahead. They had our guests up and on the dance floor early and throughout the entire evening. The band took no breaks; the vocals were spectacular; the range of music choices exceeded all our hopes for finding that sweet spot for all ages; and the musicians were truly magic. Book them if you can. Simply. The. BestSent on 10/23/2019
Josephine · Married on 05/27/2019
We had a dream-come-true wedding and MCM made it a fantastic party! MCM brought everyone onto the dance floor from our closest friends to our dear family that traveled from afar. The band was so lively and ensured that reception flowed well throughout the night. Victor and the team was so easy to work with and made wedding planning a pleasure.Sent on 10/20/2019
Raparound Songs · Married on 05/16/2019
We used Manhattan city music for a photo booth at our event. They did a great job. Punctual and professional and the pictures came out great. What more could you ask for? Thanks VictorSent on 08/06/2019
Renee Missbach · Married on 04/10/2019
LOVE, LOVE Manhattan City Music!!
Our experience with Victor Lesser and Manhattan City Music wasSent on 10/14/2019
perfect in every way. We would never consider using anyone else
in the future--thank you for making our event so memorable!
Laurie · Married on 12/29/2018
Victor is great
Victor is very professional, highly recommended.Sent on 07/30/2019
Lina Ridenour · Married on 11/30/2018
Manhattan City Music performance in our event was amazing!
After their performance last year in NY Holiday Party; people in DC requested the same band for this year holiday party. They brought some much fun and energy to our event!Sent on 12/17/2018
Elizabeth Beard · Married on 11/17/2018
Everything and more :)
A totally professional and cool guy! He brought together one of the best days of my life with excellent music! You can not go wrong with Victor!Sent on 07/29/2019
Maureen Salter · Married on 10/14/2018
The absolute best experience EVER!
Victor Lesser & Manhattan City Music rocked our wedding last Sunday at a hip, Downtown Brooklyn Restaurant, Noodle Pudding! His song selects, music mix could have filled a huge concert hall! And, he sings & plays a mean saxophone! You couldn’t ask for a better DJ & wedding whisperer! Can’t say enough good things about our experience! Highly, Highly recommended! You can’t go wrong!!Sent on 10/19/2018
Manhattan City Music's reply:Dear Maureen: Thank you for your superb review of Manhattan City Music! It was a pleasure working with you and we wish you a lifetime of health and happiness!
Kat · Married on 09/29/2018
Victor and his team are amazing! They literally came to our rescue three weeks before our wedding when our other vendor dropped. Even with the time constraints, Victor took the time to get to know us, and the entire reception went flawlessly. The music got the whole party dancing, and having a live band really added to our wedding day. Would recommend Manhattan City Music Band to absolutely anyone!!Sent on 10/08/2018
Manhattan City Music's reply:Dear Kat: We were thrilled to work with you and so glad everything came together at your marvelous and magical wedding! Thank you for the stellar review of Manhattan City Music! Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness and joy!
Dana · Married on 09/15/2018
Victor and Manhattan City Music played at our wedding on Sept 22nd and our guests haven’t stopped raving since! Everyone from 5 to 90 years old were on the dance floor cutting loose! It was a great combination of music played (Hall and Oates, Earth Wind and Fire, Bruno Mars, Frank Sinatra) and Victor also helped us to pick out the music for our ceremony with 2 musicians playing the ceremony and cocktail hour. It was great working with Victor and highly recommend to anyone looking for a great band!Sent on 10/08/2018
Manhattan City Music's reply:Dear Dana: We are overjoyed to hear that you and your guests haven’t stopped raving about the music and entertainment at your wedding. Thank you so much for the spectacular review of Manhattan City Music!! It was an honor to work with you and much appreciation for recommending our services and band!
Danny · Married on 08/18/2018
Victor and his band did an amazing job at our wedding. When we were considering all of our options, he brought a great blend of years of experience, the right price points, and the musical knowledge to help us throw a great event. I highly recommend Victor and Manhattan City Music to anyone interested in having a fun and wonderful event!Sent on 10/01/2018
Manhattan City Music's reply:Dear Danny: On behalf of Manhattan City Music, thank you for the outstanding review and comments! We loved being a part of your extraordinary day, and we wish you a lifetime of happiness. Tremendous thanks for detailing your wonderful, positive experience working with Manhattan City Music! We are very grateful.
Rob · Married on 07/21/2018
THEY ARE FABULOUS!! My only daughter’s wedding so I wanted a band that kept people on the dance floor all night long, and MCM deliver! Victor is the best, a real pro! and very sincere and accommodating. All night I had people asking me “who are these guys....where did you find them....I can’t stop dancing.....best wedding ever” Most important thing was they put everyone in such a great mood that my daughter couldn’t stop smiling all night !Sent on 07/27/2018
Manhattan City Music's reply:Dear Rob: Thank you for sharing these wonderful impressions of Manhattan City Music stemming from your daughter's wedding. We are elated to hear that everyone had a marvelous time dancing and being entertained by our esteemed musicians. Thanks again for the excellent review and comments!
Brittany · Married on 07/21/2018
A HUGE thank you the Manhattan City Music! Our wedding reception was the BEST party EVER! There was not a single moment when the dance floor wasn't packed. In fact, our only wish was that the party could have gone on longer. Victor is a great communicator and made us feel confident and comfortable from day 1. He understood our vibe and vision for the wedding and the band translated it perfectly. They read the crowd throughout the night and knew how to keep the party going all night long. Afterwards, guests of the wedding continued to comment on how amazing the band was and they all had such fun dancing all night long. This band is SO beyond talented, words cannot express how good of a party they created! Other than choosing to marry my husband, Manhattan City Music was the best decision I made for the wedding.Sent on 10/05/2018
Thank you Manhattan City Music, seriously thank you!
Manhattan City Music's reply:Dear Brittany: Our sincerest thanks and appreciation for this outstanding five star review. It was a pleasure and a privilege to work with you, and we wish you a lifetime of happiness. It was a joy to be part of your special day! Thank you again for sharing your wonderful, positive comments about Manhattan City Music!
Brad · Married on 04/21/2018
Victor Lesser and Manhattan City Music was a delight to use, very professional. From the first day planning the music part of the wedding, Victor made it easy and enjoyable, he's great to work with. Very reasonable for a Manhattan band and the musicians were excellent. Plays an large variety of music which was great. Vocalists were excellent as well, always dancing and having a great time and making it into a great party. Definitely would recommend!Sent on 10/08/2018
Manhattan City Music's reply:Dear Brad: It was a delight for Manhattan City Music to work with you! Thank you for the spectacular five star review and much appreciation for recommending us! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness!
Amy · Married on 01/27/2018
My husband and I are both music lovers as well as musicians so choosing the right band was important to us. Manhattan City Music is top-notch!!! Don’t waste your time looking elsewhere! My friends and family are still talking about how amazing the band was at our wedding! The band leader, Victor, was very professional and extremely responsive to our needs and requests. He’s also super talented as a vocalist and sax player! The band plays all types of music— we requested mostly top 40 tunes, some Motown and Sinatra. They even played a song I had written for my husband! Thanks again, Victor and the entire ensemble for making our wedding very memorable!Sent on 02/27/2018
Best regards, Amy & Colin
Manhattan City Music's reply:Dear Amy: Thank you so much for this stellar review! It was an honor and a privilege to work with you and your husband. We appreciate immensely you taking the time to share your outstanding experience with Manhattan City Music. We wish you a lifetime of happiness!
Katherine · Married on 12/16/2017
MCM is professional, easy to work with, and creates a magical evening. We danced the entire night and were impressed by their energy, their abilities, and their music.Sent on 10/22/2018
Manhattan City Music's reply:Dear Katherine: On behalf of the MCM team, we want to thank you and express our gratitude for this outstanding review. It was a joy to work with you and we wish you a lifetime of health and happiness.
April · Married on 09/24/2017
MCM was absolutely amazing! The entire wedding was up and dancing from the start and didn't stop until they kicked us out of the venue! Victor, the band manager (also sax and vocals) was a pleasure to work with...thumbs up all around..HIGHLY recommend.Sent on 10/18/2017
Manhattan City Music's reply:Dear April: Thank you for this stellar review! We are thrilled you and your guests enjoyed the music and the fabulous Victor Lesser on sax. It was a pleasure working with you!!
Nathalie · Married on 07/02/2017
AMAZING! Victor and the band did a phenomenal job. My husband and I wanted our wedding to be one for the books. Our wedding was so much fun! The range of musical variety MCM covers is great. They started the day with an instrumental duo for our ceremony. Followed by the Great American song book for our Cocktail Hour. Our reception included an 8 piece band which was a huge hit with our guests! Our guests kept telling us how amazing the band was and how much fun and different our wedding was. Everyone was on the dance floor the entire night. People are still telling us they have never had that much fun at a wedding before. We had a wide range of ages and they did a great job combining different genres and time periods of music. The band brings an amazing energy to your event. They get into the dance floor and dance with guests, play instruments in the middle of the dance floor, and have guests sing with them. Each member of the band brings a different vocal range which makes every song seem like a new act. With MCM you don't just get a band or DJ you get a whole experience and endless entertainment for your guests. They are also so easy to work with. Wedding planning is hard but MCM are professionals and know what they are doing. Your search is over !Sent on 10/13/2017
They are also amazing for events as my father has worked with MCM for several events and always speaks highly of them. As soon as we started wedding planning my father knew exactly who would be handling the music and we are so glad we took his advice!
Manhattan City Music's reply:Nathalie, we cannot thank you enough for this stellar review! It was an honor to work with you and provide outstanding entertainment on your big day. Tremendous thanks again for sharing your MCM story and experience.
Catie · Married on 06/17/2017
I couldn't have chosen a better band for our wedding than Manhattan City Music, who kept our guests on the dance floor ALL night! I should note that we had an interesting challenge. Many of our guests were from Texas, and so we had a few regional requests. The band nailed it, and our guests continue to talk about how great they were. If anyone reading this is considering Manhattan City Music, I would encourage you to sign them right away! Thank you, Victor and crew! ~ Catie and JasonSent on 10/17/2017
Manhattan City Music's reply:Dear Catie: We are so pleased that we could help make your day extra special and provide regional music to keep your guests highly entertained. It was an honor to work with you, and thank you for the stellar review!
Tamar · Married on 05/14/2017
Victor and his team were amazing! Victor was a pleasure to deal with from the first meeting through the wedding! They learned a completely new song for us for our first dance and did an incredible job! The dance floor was packed all night and everyone had an amazing time! Thank you so much Manhattan City Music!Sent on 10/09/2017
Manhattan City Music's reply:We love making our client's weddings special and unforgettable. Thank you for the superb review, Tamar! It was an honor and a privilege to be part of your wonderful wedding day!! - MCM team
Philip · Married on 05/13/2017
We got married in May and hired Manhattan City Music for our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. Victor and the band were great and our guests told us they were one of the best wedding bands they have experienced. They also provided our pinspotting and did coordinated customizeable uplighting. It was a very great deal and Victor was very pleasant to work with from start to finish. Oh and the photobooth option was a nice touch and we got to see electronic copies of them all. I would definitely recommend Manhattan City Music.Sent on 10/09/2017
Manhattan City Music's reply:We love making our client's weddings special and unforgettable. Thank you for the superb review, Philip! It was an honor and a privilege to be part of your wonderful wedding day!! We are thrilled that you and your guests enjoyed all the entertainment, music, photo booth, and lighting aspects. #weddings #music #band #DJ #entertainment #reviews #testimonials WeddingWire
Brittany · Married on 09/04/2016
Victor was absolutely AMAZING from start to finish. He was so professional, and such a pleasure to work with. He was available to answer any and every question we had for him, and did so in a timely, courteous manner. We had a 50 person wedding at The Ritz-Carlton Battery Park on 9/4/2016. It was a family only wedding, and Victor knew exactly how to cater to the crowed. He has a beautiful voice, and is an excellent musician as well. I can honestly say, without a doubt, that Victor made our wedding. Aside from being the perfect DJ for our wedding, Victor is also just a good person. You can see he is genuinely happy, and loves what he does. I highly recommend hiring Victor Lesser from Manhattan City Music for your next event-- you will be so glad you did!!! -Brittany L.Sent on 10/18/2016
Erica · Married on 07/16/2016
We hired Manhattan City Music for our NYC wedding in July and they were nothing short of magnificent. Victor was extremely easy to work with throughout the planning process and helped create a truly unique and tailored wedding experience. The entertainment was one of our top priorities and Manhattan City Music absolutely delivered. From the ceremony music to cocktail hour through the reception Victor and his team didn’t miss a beat. They played with amazing energy throughout the night and kept our guests dancing all night long. They played a great mix of new hits and classics that all of our guests enjoyed. Their energy, sound and ability to control and play to the room were perfect. The various sounds and distinct voices (Victor does a great Sinatra!) were truly unique and sounded amazing throughout the night. In fact, many of our guests stated that it was the “best wedding band they had ever seen”, and we agree! We would highly recommend Manhattan City Music to anyone. Also the price is very fair and I believe MCM provided much greater value than most of their competitors. Thanks again Victor for an amazing experience.Sent on 10/18/2016
James · Married on 06/18/2016
Absolutely fabulous group of musicians. We had 15 pieces. It was an Orchestra. Friends/Family/Relatives continue to compliment us on the Band. Victor Lesser has done about a half dozen events for me over the past 20 years. He never disappoints. A class act !!Sent on 10/13/2016