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Bands and Ceremony Music in Evanston, IL,
(773) 719-7610
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4.9 out of 5
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    Meghan

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  • We hired David Rothstein for our 7/10/21 wedding in Lake Geneva. We had the jazz trio for dinner and 10 piece band for the rest of the night. David helped us personalize our entire evening and was flexible with any changes. Awesome setlist and incredible musicians… Our dance floor was packed the entire night. We cannot recommend them enough!! Truly amazing!

    Melissa K.

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  • We are so glad we choose David Rothstein Music to play at our wedding! David and his team are highly professional and great musicians. David was enthusiastic to help us from the start, working with our budget and offering his ideas to plan the perfect event. We started with a jazz trio for our cocktail hour and continued reception with a 7-piece band, followed by a DJ at the end of the night. All the musicians were great and we received nothing but compliments from our guests. What made the process even better was getting to work with David. He was always prompt to answer our questions and had a great attitude. He was also extremely patient when we were dealing with COVID and waited until last minute to decide whether we would reschedule our event. He knew the day was special to us - being our anniversary - and did not hesitate to put our priorities at the forefront. We can't thank the David Rothstein Band enough! Our wedding day would not have been the same without them.

    Keith D.

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    5 out of 5
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  • David Rothstein Music was an absolute pleasure to work with for our wedding in April. Our original date was in October of 2020 with a ten-piece band, dance floor, and a big party, but with the pandemic we moved to April 2021 and had to scale everything back significantly. What could have been a daunting task was made so much easier due to David and his team. Without hesitation they jumped right in to help. With a wedding of under 50 people now, we were able to modify our vision and tailor a jazz quartet to transform our venue into a hip jazz club from the 1960s/70s. It was everything and made our day incredibly special and fun. Not only were the musicians absolutely phenomenal (they were top players in the Chicago jazz circuit), they nailed every single song request and transition we asked for effortlessly. This is no doubt due to their experience and talent, but a lot of the credit goes to David too. He personally MC’d our day, ensured everything ran smoothly, and even added a s... Read more

    Ariel B.

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  • From the moment we sat with David to discuss the potential of the David Rothstein Band playing our wedding, we knew we had found the right partner. He was thoughtful and truly cared about making sure that we felt good about our decision. And this was all before the true magic. The band was an absolute highlight of our wedding. All of our guests were blown away by both the skill of the musicians but also the way in which they were able to get everyone on the dance floor. It is beyond apparent that David cares about each and everyone one of his clients and we are so glad that we had the opportunity to work with him.

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    Thanks so much Ariel!! I really appreciate your enthusiasm for our band. I loved getting to know you and Joe as well as being able to add some fun personal touches to make your wedding extra special. I loved seeing everyone dancing all night! Your kind words really mean a lot to me. I hope we get to see each other again at some of your friend's and family's celebrations! All my best to you and everyone who was a part of your big day! Thanks again!

    Stephanie

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    5 out of 5
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  • Words can’t begin to describe how happy my husband and I was with David Rothstein. He literally made our wedding what it was and that says a lot for having a pandemic wedding! Can’t wait to use him again when we get to have our larger covid free wedding, he was simply AMAZING! I will use him for life!!!

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    Thanks so much, Stephanie! I really appreciate your kind words! We loved being a part of your wedding last summer. I'm glad we were able to add some personal touches to make it as fun and meaningful as a 300 person wedding. I really enjoyed getting to speak with all of your guests with our live-streaming. It was a very special evening for everyone there, and I'm so glad we were able to be a part of your celebration! I'm looking forward to celebrating with you, Matt, and all of your guests again once we get past covid. You have a friend in me for life and I know we'll have lots of celebrations in the future! All my best to all of you. Thanks again for the super review!

    Ross

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    5 out of 5
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  • Music has always been important to me and my wife. From the moment we got engaged, and started planning our wedding we knew that we wanted to invest in a top talent band. We started looking for various bands around Chicago and noticed a few things in common - no one offered to set up a meeting to discuss our wants in person. This is where David comes in and simply knocks it out of the park. I found David on Google searching for Chicago wedding bands, and from the moment my inquiry was made, he called me and started discussing with us what we were looking for. He offered to meet in person at his Wework location and we gladly accepted. David is super hospitable, kind, listens and remembers key things about his clients. After our meeting, we both knew that David and his band was whom we wanted to play at our wedding. The wedding was a huge success, and David made the process so easy. Every request that we made, David and team made it happen. I cannot recommend David and his band e... Read more

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    Thanks for the great review, Ross! I appreciate you walking people through what sets us apart from other Chicago wedding bands. I believe that listening to what people really want on a much deeper level helps us give them exactly what they want. Most bands want to do what's easiest for them instead of going above and beyond to create something special that will make the wedding truly authentic and incredibly fun. I appreciate your enthusiasm and thanks also for following us on Instagram, even after your wedding. I hope we get to celebrate with you and Ellen again some time soon at some of your friends' weddings. It will be tough to compete with yours, that's for sure. Thanks again, Ross!

    Bennett B.

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    5 out of 5
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  • David and his team were invaluable. They were responsive leading up to the wedding, helped us stay on track, and played a great set that kept everyone on the dance floor. Professional, personable, and fun. My wife and I are grateful for having connected with DRS. I highly recommend them. They're the quintessential wedding band that you'd want at your own. We wouldn't have a changed a thing.

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    Thanks so much for the wonderful review! We loved playing for you and Adrienne's wedding! Love to see so many people dancing all together! We really enjoyed working with you to find the perfect songs for your ceremony. I'm glad we were able to add the steel drum player for your cocktails to give a more personal touch for Adrienne's family! The Hora dance set was truly epic, even for your non-Jewish guests. You both were so much fun to work with. I wish you both all the best for your new adventures ahead. I hope we get to celebrate again with some of your family and friends! Thanks again, Bennett!

    Brian K.

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    5 out of 5
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  • Our wedding was nothing less than an amazing experience thanks to Daveid Rothstein and his band. All our advice before the wedding was to make sure we had good food, entertainment and venue. Although the food and venue were fantastic, everyone raved about the entertainment...it's been over a month since our wedding and I'm still getting calls about what an amazing time our guests had. From the first song to the last song the dance floor was packed. The only complaint was that it had to end. David did a great job communicating, organizing, speaking and keeping things flowing, he hosts a great party!!

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    Big thanks to you and Cathrine for the great review! I really appreciate you taking the time to share your enthusiasm with other brides and grooms. I'm so glad that you and all of your guests had so much fun. We loved seeing everybody dancing and having a great time. It truly could have gone until 3 in the morning! I really enjoyed working with you both throughout the entire planning process. When you've got a great couple like you, tons of fun friends, and an awesome band, it all adds up to an incredible night. Thanks again, and I wish you the best for your new life together!

    Spencer S.

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    5 out of 5
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  • We contacted David Rothstein Music because they came recommended to us and did not disappoint! David is extremely helpful and responsive and really goes the extra mile to make sure everything is easy for you. Our reception had high level energy the whole time thanks to the band and DJ, they're second to none musicians and we had a great time. Couldn't recommend David Rothstein Music highly enough

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    Thanks for the awesome review! We loved working with you and Irene for your incredible wedding at the Sofitel Hotel. We're thrilled how much you and your guests loved the band and were out dancing all night! Best Wishes to you both! Thanks again Spencer!!

    Al Sarno

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    5 out of 5
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  • David Rothstein was the best decision we could have made for our wedding! David and his band kept all of our guests on their feet dancing from start to end. He was extremely easy to work with, even attended our final walk-thru with our wedding planner and venue. From the first time we spoke to David, he was professional, energetic and you can tell he cares about the couple getting married. When it comes to weddings, its pretty simple... David is the only way to go!

    Katie D.

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    5 out of 5
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  • My husband and I can't imagine our wedding without David and his band. David was dedicated to making our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception music reflect our musical interests and the vibe we wanted portrayed at our wedding. My husband and I are from Virginia and David helped to make the long-distance planning process seamless. He was always willing to meet in person to talk through logistics when we were in town and he was easy to get a hold of when we were back in Virginia. He cares immensely about getting to know the couple and about adding personal touches to the wedding. There are no words to describe how amazing the musicians were in the all styles quartet at the ceremony, the jazz trio at the cocktail hour and the 10-piece band at the reception. The incredible talent of the accomplished musicians and vocalists is one of the most talked about aspects of our wedding. The band brought incredible energy to our wedding and the dance floor was packed the entire evening. The quali... Read more

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    Thanks so much for the amazing review! I really appreciate all your enthusiasm and details. You and Andrew were so great to work with. You and your guests were so much fun. Your dance floor was jam-packed all night with some very creative dancers! It was an epic night for sure!! So glad our band could make all of you so happy. That's what it's all about for our music company! Much love to you both! :)

    Stephen H.

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had the perfect wedding! David and his band kept the dance floor packed the entire night. They played songs custom to our wedding and literally didn't miss a beat. It was a truly personalized experience for us. We highly recommend them! -Steve and Lauren

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    Thanks Stephen! Your wedding was a blast. Your dance floor was jam packed with some of the most enthusiastic and creative dancers we've ever seen. Seeing the 3 guys on the food cart flying through the dance floors was hilarious. Your family and friends were such a blast. There was a great connection between the band and your guests. You and Lauren are an amazing couple. Looking forward to celebrating with you again at all your friend's wedding! Thanks again Stephen!!

    Elizabeth O.

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    5 out of 5
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  • We enjoyed every interaction with David before the wedding because he was so focused on making his music reflect our highest aspirations and he exceeded our high expectations. Our guest gushed about the musical selections, the caliber of the musicians (especially the vocalists) and the fun David created and they are still telling us this weeks later. His mission is to bring everyone together to celebrate your love on your wedding day through music. You can't do better.

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    I really appreciate your wonderful review! There were so many special moments from having some very special guests vocalists sitting with the band and some funny thoughtful toasts. We loved keep everybody dancing and adding some personal to help make your big day truly yours! You're 100% right about my mission. I'm glad I was able to make it happen for you and Tom!

    Mike R.

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    5 out of 5
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  • David and his team did an incredible job. He was in constant communication with us and we didn't have to worry about much. I would recommend him to all. He did the church ceremony, cocktail hour music, as well as the reception. All the guest wrote me the next morning saying how great the band was. I would definitely use David again. He has a great personality.

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    Thanks so much, Mike and Raquel. Loved hearing your and your guests' enthusiasm for our band. I really appreciate your kind words for me too. You and your family were so great to work with. The toasts were hilarious! We had a blast learning and playing some Ricky Martin songs for you. So much fun! Looking forward to seeing you at some of your friends' upcoming celebrations. All my best to you both and your families! Thanks again Mike and Raquel!

    Carrie M.

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    5 out of 5
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  • David is so kind and the band is great. Music was playing the minute the reception started. They orchestrated a wonderful party. All of our guest commented how the band made the party. The band consists of accomplished musicians and vocalist they can play anything. I would highly recommend David Rothstein Music to all!

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    Thanks so much for the great review! We loved celebrating with all of you. Seeing everyone jam-packed on the dance floor all night was amazing! Happy we could add some personal touches to make the wedding very personal for your family! Thanks again!
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