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


    larry

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  • The band was spectacular. Multiple singers with a big variety of types of music. The band let the BRIDE AND GROOM be the stars and it was very smooth all night. Dancing until the very end.

    Tami

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  • We booked City Connection after hearing them as guests at two weddings. While my daughter and her husband worked with them on specifics, they were extremely professional throughout and, on the evening of the wedding, they were absolutely amazing. We only received compliments on their energy and performance. Finally, they were wonderfully flexible when one of the bridesmaids, a professional singer, asked if she could surprise the wedding couple and sing with the band. It was a huge success and the band was so accommodating. I would and have recommended City Connection to friends.

    User4343172

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  • City Connection provided entertainment for all aspects of our daughters wedding. The professionalism and quality of musicianship was top notch. They covered details that I didn't even know existed. A BIG THANK YOU. If anyone wants a seamless event I would not look anywhere further you have the best with City Connection.

    Steven

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  • Even though the cost of going with a band is MUCH higher than that of a DJ, however, it is definitely worth every single penny. City Connections was professional and provided world class entertainment at my wedding. I was at first hesitatant to spend more money than anticipated on entertainment, but after it was said and done, it was money well spent. The band kept the wedding entertained and the atmosphere was never filled with a dull moment. I would recommend ANYONE to dire City Connections for their wedding or other events. This is a no-brainer!!!!

    Karen

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  • Everyone raved and raved about the band. The musicians were great and singers top rate. They did all the latest music and everything the couple asked for. Kept the party going and everyone on the dance floor. Sal was great to work with as well. They were expensive but it was a holiday weekend and they had to travel 2 1/2 hrs out of LA to the venue.

    Vicki

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  • We absolutely loved the bands, both Into the Night and Walk Like a Man. Our guests can't stop talking about how great these performers were. Vince Walker, the lead male vocal for "Into the Night" was AMAZING! His solo for the ceremony brought tears to many of us, including several male friends who normally would not admit to being moved to this extent.

    User2391196

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  • THIS IS THE LETTER I SENT TO CITY CONNECTIONS AFTER MY "PROM PARTY" Dear Sal, Cindy and Breena, I can not thank you enough for creating the most magical night for me. Your vision, preparations and execution were all spot on. My "Senior Prom" was the most sensational event. Everyone in town (even those who were not there) is talking about it! So many people have told me it was the best party they had ever attended. I, not being particularly creative, had only a vague idea of what I wanted for that night. I put my complete trust into City Connection Entertainment to make the prom party a success. What you all created so exceeded my expectations. Everything......the decor, the photo booth, the dj, the dancers, the entertainer.......all were spectacular. My hope is that I can do another party like this in the future. You will be the first people I call! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Arlene Geeb

    Steve

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  • City Connections put together an amazing band for our wedding. People couldn't stop talking about the band and how it made the entire night that much more fun. The band was really professional and musically tight, and they did an AWESOME job putting together my serenade piece for my now-wife. Thanks again for a job well done and I will be sure to recommend City Connection to my other soon-to-be newlywed friends.

    Alice

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  • I happened to come across City Connection by accident after researching for months. I either didn't like the recommened vendors by this five star hotel or it was way over our budget. Sal was so responsive, within 30 mins of my inquiry I had an email and a call back which was very important as we only had 6 weeks left ! We met at their home office and got to see all the different kinds of bands that matched our styles. We are so glad we went wih Sals final suggestion , he really knows his stuff and once you tell him what you want he gets it! He also worked wih us on our budget . Breena was so helpful and on top it keeping us on schedule since it gets so hectic in those last couple weeks. Communication is key to Planning a great event and city connection is great wih communication . We got so many compliments on our bands I can't even tell you. Everything was perfect with the ceremony music as well, they came when they said they would and worked with our vocalist. I highly recommend c... Read more

    Melissa

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  • The band was awesome! Everyone was on the dance floor the whole night. My husband was so happy with the way they performed 'Shout', it was exactly how he wanted it, true to the original. And what made it even more special was that the band picked up on what the guests were singing during the song and they started singing it. It was so much fun! I unfortunately didn't get to meet the band members and I was bummed about that. I have no idea where the time went, etc and how the night got by me without saying hello, goodbye and thank you to them!!! I thought they were awesome and I really would love to see them perform again, when I am not in a zone/daze/haze/wrapped in the moment/etc!!!!

    Olga

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  • If you are looking for a band or DJ. City Connection Entertainment is the ONLY place one should look. I must have met and spoken to over 10 diffferent bands in the Los Angeles area. We knew we wanted a band but our budget was limited. However Sal and his team had plenty of options and were willing to work with us and show us the many of the different groups that might work within our budget. We ended up going with a 5 piece band called "Into the Night". As our event got closer Sal and Breena were very thorough and made sure all the details of our actual event were covered and there would be no surprises. We even ended up adding two more band members last minute to make it a 7 piece as we knew it would only add to the sound. To say we were happy with City Connection Enertainment and "Into the Night" is an extreme understatment! They were the BEST vendor we had and they truly made our wedding the one to remember!!! This quote from a friend on facebook sums up our night. "Such... Read more

    Jessica

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  • Absolutely incredible! Of all the vendors I used, City Connection Entertainment was by FAR the best! They were incredibly prompt, went out of their way to make sure all the details of the wedding were correct, even visited the venue beforehand just to make sure all appropriate equipment would be provided! When my father decided to bring in a professional singer for one or two numbers during the reception, City Connection performers were willing to hold rehearsals prior to the wedding. I never had to worry about getting in touch with Sal, Breena, or anyone else whenever I needed something. And, most importantly, the band was INCREDIBLE! Guests danced right through dinner, and stayed until the very last note was played. I'm still getting comments on how amazing our band was!! If you want a guaranteed amazing experience, go with City Connection!

    Lauren

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  • For our cocktail hour we had 3 musicians (bass, flute, guitar). Unfortunately, my husband and I didn't get to hear them at all because we were off taking photos, but everyone said the music was awesome. I know my dad was very pleased with the musicians, and that makes me happy. Val Martinez was our DJ. He was stellar. Great music selection. He definitely helped keep the flow of our reception upbeat and fun. The dance floor was packed till the very end! Val is a great entertainer. He actually sang three songs (of our choosing) during the dinner/reception. At first I thought that'd be weird (a singing DJ, really?) but it was actually quite enjoyable to have a little live entertainment. Plus, he sang "The Way You Look Tonight" to my 2 year old niece who was struttin her stuff solo on the dance floor- and you can imagine how cute that was! But I digress...... We wanted to take dance lessons for our first dance, and as it turns out, Val does that too! We met with him about... Read more

    Melissa

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  • In the weeks leading up to our wedding, many of our vendors were not getting back to us as quickly as we would've liked but CCE was always right on top of everything. They responded to our calls and emails in a very timely manner (and there were a lot of them), and when we had specific requests outside of the original plans for our wedding, they did everything possible to accommodate. At the wedding, the band really brought it. Everything was perfect - energetic and exciting, they had everyone up and dancing.

    Caitlin

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  • I don’t think my husband and I ever properly thanked you for the work you guys did for our wedding! We had met with a few agencies before we heard about you, and we simply weren’t happy with the cheesy wedding bands we kept seeing. We didn’t really know what we wanted, but we knew the kind of music we wanted to hear, and we certainly knew what I wasn’t working! When our wedding planner, Stacey Stewart, introduced us to Sal it was instantly clear that he had what we wanted! He made recommendations on the type of instrumentation we should have, then played songs for us from each of the players he was going to put together for our special band. The two singers he picked out were perfect, and we knew we had finally found what we were looking for! We were also very pleased with the selection of songs that the band knew, and their willingness to learn a few special songs for us. I was also pleasantly surprised to see Sal at the event, as it gave me peace of mind to know t... Read more

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