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Bands and Ceremony Music and DJs in Santa Monica, CA,
(877) 884-6511
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    Mark

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  • Still basking in the glow of our daughter's wedding and wanted to send a heartfelt thank you to the good folks at City Connection & Entertainment who booked the band, "Into the Night." They carried the wedding from beginning to end, supplying musicians for the outdoor ceremony, cocktail hour and indoor celebration. The band leader, who also served as the MC, was great at keeping the celebration moving as we'd planned and the entire band was incredible, keeping the energy level and participation high during their dance sets. The company was into the details of our venue and our timeline and it clearly paid off as the band's performance during the party was nothing short of perfection. They can play any style you like and they are pros, sounding great the entire evening. Hiring this company for an event ensures you can relax and will be happier than you could possibly imagine as they represent several different musical options for you to choose from and will shape the entertainment ... Read more

    Janel

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  • City Connection is a high energy and high quality band...I had the pleasure of working with them on a wedding recently and was blown away by them. They are just top notch. Sal is awesome at working with clients and one of the band leaders was great at communicating with me (wedding planner) during the night to make sure we were on schedule and covered all the important traditions the couple wanted covered. They are awesome, super friendly and very talented!

    User4327158

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  • We had a 6 piece band for our daughters wedding. They were fantastic and played songs that my daughter wanted and that we wanted. The band was very responsive to our guests and we had people on the dance floor the whole time they played, which is what we wanted. This was our second time using City Connection and they didn't let us down. Not since our own wedding back in 1977 did we have a band that had the musicianship to play Jazz fusion, hip hop, R&B and rock and roll. The MC was great and managed the whole thing.

    Lynn

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  • Can we have another party next month? Energy rocked us, yet provided something for everyone. My Grandmother couldn't stay off the dance floor and we found her dancing to Bruno Mars and then to Sinatra. We have to say that from our first phone call with Breena to our last dance with the band, they really listened and genuinely cared. The things you suggested were right on. We can’t thank you enough for making our wedding something we will always remember.

    Jenny

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  • Our wedding was perfect thanks to City Connections live band and entertainers! They got the whole party dancing the night away and everyone loved the music selection. Definitely must use this company again for every event! Thank you for making my big day so great!

    Arnold

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  • Sal Kuenzler is a personal friend whom I have known for years. He started out as a high school music teacher where he developed an excellent rapport with his students and colleagues. He was known for his hard work, attention to detail, and great sense of humor. We have used Sal's services many times on a professional level and have been delighted with the results. He's integrated the music depending on the event and our personal tastes. He's on top of today's music and is flexible to go where the event requires. Our friends remember our events because of the great job that the talent provides, all at Sal's direction. He is honest and does what he says. If you can get him to work for your event, do it!

    Joan

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  • The band and musicians were fantastic.

    Jerry

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  • The Band was amazing! They made the wedding a celebration and an incredible party. From the moment they started everyone was up and dancing till the end of the night, the dance floor was packed and guests 6 to 80 were up till the last song... Our friends keep calling us about how incredible they were, even my mother in law liked the music and all of our kids friends (go figure how you do that). If you use City Connection you must listen to Sal and Breena, they guided us and listened to what everyone wanted then said let us plan it... it was GREAT, they also handled a quartet for the ceremony and cocktail hour and everything went off like clock work, I can't say enough and WILL use them again.

    R

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  • Ya know. i must admit. If it wasnt for Sal and everyone i worked with at City Connection Entertainmen, I couldnt have made my Reception party better. You guys are SUPURB! I mean it. From the very beginning in picking out the songs to the set up and break down before and after the reception., everything went smooth as Peach Pie. the DJ was awesome and funny too! All the songs I wanted were played, transitions went smooth and my first dance song was perfect! a night I’ll never forget. The DJ had us all dancing by the end of the night and everyone had a super fun time. Thank you thank you thank you!!! It was a magical night!!!

    User4141790

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  • I booked the wedding string quartet for my wedding/cocktail hour. they were fabulous. it was only for one hour, but i wish I would have booked them longer. they were very lovely. the music played was very enchanting and graceful. especially the Harp. Thanks Sal for helping me get this set up. You really helped me and made it go smooth. And thanks a bunch to everyone over at CCE for all your hard work. I will for sure recommend you to all my friends! :)

    Francesca

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  • Oh what a night, we had the time of our lives. You were so right that we were in “good hands”. Sal and Breena eased my every concern and added to the excitement we were already feeling. “Into the Night” slayed it. When we had our hearts set on a song that the band does not play you made it happen. Our first dance is something we will never forget and as a Bride.. a little girls dream come true. I know my friends want to use you when they get married next year!!! Francesca and Craig.

    User3895672

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  • My mom found you on the internet and wanted to use you. I was leaning towards another band but then saw yours. After our first meeting you were the “one’s” for us. A perfect fit we all said. Thanks for helping me with all the details I would have been lost without your experience and expertise. We had so many questions but we never felt rushed and you guys always managed to get back to us right away and answer our questions or concerns. We are still on a high. My grandmother is still talking about her song and dance with her grandson (groom) and you made it so special even knowing she was going to be in a wheelchair. Off to Cabo but wanted you to know we made the right choice going with your company.

    Paul and Tricia

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  • We can’t begin to tell you how pleased we were with everything you and your musicians did for us. From the very first phone through the reception we felt so at ease and confident. The group, Swerve was amazing. What a full sound for just six members. The way they engaged our guests is still being talked about every time we run into someone from that night. Thank you Thank you, Thank you for making our dream come true.

    Jenna

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  • Thank you so much for all you did for us. We really were surprised how cool it was to have “NYASQ”. Our parents wanted a string quartet but Sonny and I wanted more of a vibe from today’s music not so much classical. They were the best of both. When I walked down the aisle to “Marry Me” and not the traditional “Here Comes The Bride” I could see the expression on everyone's smiling faces. It was the wow moment. Thanks for the suggestion to have one of your vocalist sing that while the string quartet played.I now do like string quartets. The band was over the top. My friends keep saying they the best and the energy they brought to the reception. Non stop dancing. I will need some business cards since I am getting so many calls still (3 months after wedding) wanting to know how to find you. You were worth every penny and more. Thank you Breena for all your help.

    stephen

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  • Sal and the City Connection team did a great job for us.The musicians were excellent and we had much positive feedback from our guests. Would highly recommend.

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