Bring the Caribbean to your next party!

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Invite the Caribbean to your Summer Wedding!

Reggae Steel performing “Jamaica Farewell”
This is one of our most popular small groups.  We book them for cocktail parties, picnics, birthdays and even some wedding receptions.  They are particularly popular during the months of Summer with our beach brides.  Couples planning weddings at the shore love the laid back, easy sound that Reggae Steel has.  This duo also has a surprisingly large repertoire of songs.
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Brides Need to Know!

 

A trio of classical musicians performing Jeremiah Clarke’s Trumpet Voluntary
and Pachelbel’s Canon.  Both classical pieces of music are performed on the Cello, Flute and Harp. This slide show is an example of  music that would be appropriate for a wedding ceremony or the cocktail hour of a wedding reception.

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The Order of the Music at a Wedding Ceremony:

Processional refers to the music that is being played as the bridal party enters the church, once all the guests are seated. One piece of music for the bridal party, then another for the bride.

The prelude refers to the music performed prior to the recessional, as the guests are being seated.

The recessional refers to the music at the conclusion of the wedding ceremony. The bride and groom exit first, followed by the bridal party, the parents, and the congregation. Modern couples are changing the rules to suit their needs, the family dynamics and their religion.

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About the Trumpet Voluntary:

“The Prince of Denmark’s March” is more commonly known as the Trumpet Voluntary by Jeremiah Clarke.
It is customarily played as the bride enters the church with her father, the processional. “The Prince of Denmark’s March” was composed by Jeremiah Clarke. It is called The Prince of Denmark’s March; but better known as The Trumpet Voluntary. It was composed for the keyboard, probably,around 1700. This music can be heard at a number of royal weddings, most notably at the 1981 wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana.

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Biography:

Jeremiah Clarke (c. 1674 — 1 December 1707) was an English baroque composer and organist.

Thought to have been born in London around 1674, Clarke was a pupil of John Blow at St Paul’s Cathedral. He later became an organist at the Chapel Royal. After his death, he was succeeded in that post by William Croft.

Clarke is best remembered for a popular keyboard piece: the Prince of Denmark’s March, which is commonly called the Trumpet Voluntary, written about 1700. From c. 1878 until the 1940s the work was attributed to Henry Purcell, and was published as Trumpet Voluntary by Henry Purcell in William Sparkes’s Short Pieces for the Organ, Book VII, No. 1 (London, Ashdown and Parry). This version came to the attention of Sir Henry J. Wood, who made two orchestral transcriptions of it, both of which were recorded. The recordings further cemented the erroneous notion that the original piece was by Purcell. Clarke’s piece is a popular choice for wedding music, and has been used in royal weddings. Most notably the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer in 1981.

The famous Trumpet Tune in D (also incorrectly attributed to Purcell) was taken from the semi-opera The Island Princess, which was a joint musical production of Clarke and Daniel Purcell (Henry Purcell’s younger brother)—probably leading to the confusion.

Pachelbel’s Canon

Pachelbel’s Canon is the name commonly given to a canon by the German Baroque composer Johann Pachelbel in his Canon and Gigue for 3 violins and basso continuo (German: Kanon und Gigue für 3 Violinen mit Generalbaß) sometimes referred to as Canon and Gigue in D or simply Canon in D. It is his most famous composition. It was originally scored for three violins and basso continuo and paired with a gigue. Both movements are in the key of D major.

Like most other works by Pachelbel and other pre-1700 composers, the Canon remained forgotten for centuries and was rediscovered only in the 20th century. Several decades after it was first published in 1919 the piece became extremely popular. The piece’s chordal progression has been appropriated in numerous commercial pop hits, particularly during the 1990s, such as in Pet Shop Boys cover of “Go West”, Coolio’s “C U When U Get There” and Green Day’s “Basket Case”.

This piece was composed by Johann Pachelbel(1653-1706)

 


 

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Wedding Ceremony Magic ~ Trumpet Voluntary, Jeremiah Clarke

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The Prince of Denmark’s March is more commonly known as the Trumpet Voluntary by Jeremiah Clarke.

This piece of classical music is for the bride that wants to make a grand entrance into the church. Here it is being performed by a duo consisting of a trumpeter and the church organist. The musicians were up in the balcony, the acoustics in the church were spectacular and the music selection was very moving.

Please Note:  We usually recommend to our newly engaged couples that they hire the church organist. These musicians are familiar with the nuances of the particular instrument. Church organs vary greatly, so it is highly recommended that you contract the person most familiar with your church’s organ.

The Order of the Music at a Wedding Ceremony

Processional refers to the music that is being played as the bridal party enters the church, once all the guests are seated. One piece of music for the bridal party, then another for the bride.

The prelude refers to the music performed before the recessional, as the guests are being seated.

The recessional refers to the music at the conclusion of the wedding ceremony. The bride and groom exit first, followed by the bridal party, the parents, and the congregation. Modern couples are changing the rules to suit their needs, the family dynamics and their religion.

About this Song

It is customarily played as the bride enters the church with her father, the processional. The Prince of Denmark’s March was composed by Jeremiah Clarke. It is called The Prince of Denmark’s March, but commonly known as The Trumpet Voluntary.  It was composed for the keyboard, probably, around 1700. This music can be heard at a number of royal weddings, most notably at the 1981 wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana.

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Jeremiah Clarke

Jeremiah Clarke (c. 1674 – 1 December 1707) was an English baroque composer and organist.

Biography

Thought to have been born in London around 1674, Clarke was a pupil of John Blow at St Paul’s Cathedral. He later became an organist at the Chapel Royal. After his death, he was succeeded in that post by William Croft.

Clarke is best remembered for a popular keyboard piece: the Prince of Denmark’s March, which is commonly called the Trumpet Voluntary, written about 1700. From c. 1878 until the 1940s the work was attributed to Henry Purcell, and was published as Trumpet Voluntary by Henry Purcell in William Sparkes’s Short Pieces for the Organ, Book VII, No. 1 (London, Ashdown and Parry). This version came to the attention of Sir Henry J. Wood, who made two orchestral transcriptions of it, both of which were recorded. The recordings further cemented the erroneous notion that the original piece was by Purcell. Clarke’s piece is a popular choice for wedding music, and has been used in royal weddings. Most notably the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer in 1981.

The famous Trumpet Tune in D (also incorrectly attributed to Purcell) was taken from the semi-opera The Island Princess, which was a joint musical production of Clarke and Daniel Purcell (Henry Purcell’s younger brother)—probably leading to the confusion.

 

On Green Dolphin Street

 

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Bob and Joe performing concert at The Presby Memorial Iris Gardens in
Upper Montclair, NJ.

“On Green Dolphin Street,” Jazz Standard

Late spring is brought to a new level of cool with the sounds of Bob Miller and Joe Verrusio.  This rendition of the jazz standard was enjoyed by visitors at The Presby Memorial Iris Gardens in Upper Montclair, NJ.

Irises in full bloom The Garden overflowed with visitors as they enjoyed one of the last weekends of the blooming season. The sweet sound of jazz intermingled with the vibrant beauty of the irises at their peak.

 

Bob Miller on alto saxophoneBob Miller, alto saxophone

Alto Saxophonist Bob Miller was born and raised in Westfield, New Jersey.

Bob spent two years in the US Army. While serving in Germany he performed in the Special Service Band alongside vocalist, Tony Bennett.

He holds a degree in chemistry from Penn State University and studied alto sax with Lee Konitz and Sidney Bechet.

A member of New York musician’s union Local 802, Miller toured for a several years with Claude Thornhill, Charlie Barnet, Buddy Morrow, Dan Terry and several other bands. Miller played and did the arrangements for a record date with Barry Miles and Duke Jordan on the Charlie Parker Record label… “Miles of Genius”. He has worked with jazz greats; Chet Baker, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Phil Woods, Ron Carter and Eddie Gomez.

Currently Bob is performing with duos and other small groups on the east coast and is heard regularly in two big bands; the Silver Starlite and David Aaron Orchestra. His favorite jazz players are Phil Woods, Eric Kloss and Charlie Parker.

Joe Verrusio, jazz guitar

Joe Verrusio on guitar

Joe grew up in Summit, NJ. He attended the prestigious, Berklee School of Music in Boston, MA, and studied the guitar under the tutelage of Harry Leahey and Chuck Wayne.  Joe began his music career as a rocker, performing with garage bands in and around the tri-state.  His love and appreciation of jazz began when he was at Berklee.

Joe has performed in a number of jazz clubs and venues in and around the New York Area. He is a voting member of N.A.R.A.S. (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences). His resume includes recordings, studio work and composing.

He is president of Entertainment Consultants; a musical booking agency dedicated to high quality music in a variety of genres. He represents artists, bands, musicians, dancers. Videos of Joe and his artists can be viewed on the Entertainment Consultants YouTube channel.

 

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“On Green Dolphin Street” (originally entitled “Green Dolphin Street”) is a 1947 popular song composed by Bronisław Kaper with lyrics by Ned Washington. The song, composed for the film Green Dolphin Street (which was based on a 1944 novel of the same name by Elizabeth Goudge), went on to become a jazz standard after being recorded by Miles Davis in 1958.

 

 

 

Skyline Seven Brings Down the House!

Concert Event to benefit The Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, New Jersey

“SHOUT”

This was the finale to an exciting evening featuring the music we know as Motown. The band members left their heart and soul on the stage! The audience was dancing in the aisles, singing along, and clapping to every song. All in all, a good time was had by all.

In this song, Shout, the singer went into the audience and they loved it. You can’t see him because everybody got up to join in the fun and excitement of the evening.

We love events like this one because everyone has such a great time and the funds raised go to a great cause.

Skyline Seven is a great option for a great party. Whether you are planning a wedding, a corporate event, or a fundraiser (like this one), when you book a large orchestra such as Skyline Seven, your party will surely be a hit. A great band makes the party memorable. The guests will forget the food, the venue, and the details; however, they will remember what a great time they had! The best way to ensure that your guests will truly enjoy the party is by having a great band.

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This video was shot at the Wayne, NJ, YMCA on May 15, 2014. The event was a benefit concert for the Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, NJ.

INVITE THE CARIBBEAN TO YOUR NEXT PARTY!

 

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Reggae Steel performing “Jamaica Farewell”

This is one of our most popular small groups. We book them for cocktail parties, picnics, birthdays and even wedding receptions. They are particularly popular during the months of Summer with beach brides. Couples planning weddings at the shore love the laid back, easy sound that Reggae Steel has. They also have a surprisingly large repertoire of songs.

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Strollin’ New Jersey Jazz Musicians

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The Two Bobs performing “Strollin”

Amp up the level of sophistication at your next celebration with this jazz duo. We love them as a classy accompaniment to any dinner or during the cocktail hour at your wedding reception.

When you choose a small jazz group like this one for your wedding reception cocktail hour, your guests will be able to catch up and have intimate conversation…later on when the party gets rockin, we have your perfect wedding band. Just check out our wedding band selection below:

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Idol Kings perform live in Parsippany, NJ

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“Lonely Ol’ Night,” The Idol Kings, Tribute Band, John Cougar Mellencamp & Journey

Live in Parsippany

In the warm summer months, you can find concerts all throughout the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Those of us living in the New York Metropolitan Area need to be outdoors as much as possible during the warm months of June, July and August.  We videotaped this Rock Tribute Band during one such concert.

We were pretty far from the bandstand, yet the sound on our camera still comes through nicely. When you hire this tribute band, they perform two sets per evening.  They are available for concerts, corporate events, holiday parties, weddings.  Their repertoire is extensive, and the musicians are very talented.  Check out the guitar solo towards the end of this song.

The sets are as follows:

The first set of the evening was John Cougar Mellenamp: 

They dress like the band, and sound just like them. You can hear their voices harmonize quite well. The lead singer in this set sounds just like John Cougar Mellencamp!

The second set on this particular evening was devoted to Journey:

For this set, the lead singers switch. Some of the band members will play a different instrument, and they all change their clothing and appearance to look like the rock band, Journey.

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Lonely Ol’ Night

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“Lonely Ol’ Night”

Single by John Cougar Mellencamp

from the album Scarecrow

Writer: John Mellencamp

“Lonely Ol’ Night” is a rock song written and performed by singer-songwriter John Mellencamp as John Cougar Mellencamp. 

It appeared on his 1985 album Scarecrow, and was released as a single, peaking at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. 

It also reached number 1 on the Top Rock Tracks chart, staying at the top spot for five weeks.

Journey Tribute Band performing “Separate Ways”

Separate Ways, The Idol Kings, NJ/NY/CT/PA Journey Tribute Band

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The Idol Kings pay tribute to Journey in this wonderful rendition of ‘Separate Ways.’
This rock band performs throughout the eastern half of the United States. They are kept extremely busy during the summer months performing in many outdoor festivals and concerts. The video that you see here was taped at an outdoor concert in Parsippany, New Jersey. We were pretty far from the bandstand, but were so happy with the sound that we decided to make the video public.

This tribute band does not limit itself to Journey. They also do John Mellencamp and will be adding Tom Petty to their repertoire for next year. Their song-list is quite extensive. If you are planning any type of corporate event, concert or a festival, this is the band for you. They will get the place rocking and your guests will love you for hiring them.

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The song, ‘Separate Ways,’ was composed in 1982 by Jonathan Cain and Steve Perry.

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Here We Come A-wassailing

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Here We Come A-wassailing, Dickens Carolers

Our Dickens Carolers will bring the Victorian Era to your holiday events.  This talented group of singers can walk through larger venues and bring holiday cheer to your guests.  Wether you are hosting an employee party or simply a special evening, our singers will bring the authentic look and sound that you see in this video.  They have a large variety of songs to choose from, they look authentic, and sound great.

This video was taped live at a New Jersey County Club.  When guests arrived at the club, they were met with the sounds of Christmas Carols being sung by this group.  Later on, the Carolers walked from room to room performing a mini-concert in each dining room.

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Here We Come A-wassailing

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Here We Come A-wassailing (or Here We Come A-caroling) is an English traditional Christmas carol and New Years song, apparently composed c. 1850. The old English wassail song refers to ‘wassailing’, or singing carols door to door wishing good health.

 

According to Readers Digest; “the Christmas spirit often made the rich a little more generous than usual, and bands of beggars and orphans used to dance their way through the snowy streets of England, offering to sing good cheer and to tell good fortune if the householder would give them a drink from his wassail bowl or a penny or a pork pie or, let them stand for a few minutes beside the warmth of his hearth. The wassail bowl itself was a hearty combination of hot ale or beer, apples, spices and mead, just alcoholic enough to warm tingling toes and fingers of the singers