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    Angela

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  • Valerie Romanoff and her talented team at Starlight Orchestras provided a sophisticated, energetic, upbeat and flawless performance at our daughter's wedding at the Mandarin. From our initial interaction with Valerie through the conclusion of a spectacular evening, our experience with this band was flawless. The entire event, from ceremony to reception, was perfectly executed with lots of attention to each single detail. The ceremony featured the impressive talent of Claudia Wigent and her custom ensemble of extraordinary musicians who delivered an unforgettable repertoire of classical pieces including selections by Puccini, Chopin and highlights of our favorite opera music. Our guests were blown away by the outstanding quality of the string ensemble performance. It was magical and set the perfect tone for our daughter and son-in-law's wedding ceremony. For our dinner dance celebration, Valerie and her team learned special latin music to accommodate our request for Spanish songs which ... Read more

    User2757728

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  • I have only one word: amazing!!! When my husband and I started looking for bands, our biggest criteria was finding someone who could do the standards but could also sing todays pop hits and sound good doing it. Listening to Laurell's demos blew us away. Her band is beyond talented! The first time we met with Starlight, we spent an hour talking to Laurell. By the time we left, we felt like old friends, and we knew that we would be hiring them, no matter who else we saw. The second time we met with Laurell, she spent half an hour going through all the songs on my husband's iPod and taking notes so that she would know what kind of music he liked and could make sure to play at least in part to his tastes and asking if there were any songs we wanted her band to learn (she did end up learning the song I danced to with my dad specifically for us). She also went through the details of the wedding with us. The next day she sent us a detailed timeline for the wedding with every speech, danc... Read more

    carrie

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  • Amazing experience overall. Sarah, Rebecca and their team are fabulous - great sound, energetic, and able to read the crowd. They put together a great timeline for the wedding and accommodated several special requests.

    Bari

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  • valerie and starlight were by far the best decision of the entire wedding process!!!!!!!!! We are so thrilled and people keep telling us that they were the best band they have ever heard. Valerie was so incredible to work with, she took such a personal interest in our night and worked with us to customize the music for our wedding. We had heard all the rave reviews and hired her without even hearing her. She exceeded all expectations! We can't imagine our wedding without her. Every song they played was perfect, it was like a concert! The dance floor was packed the entire night!! We can't wait to have the opportunity to use them again, they are the best!!!!!!!

    Larry

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  • Valerie, Where do I begin? Ilene and I can’t express how thrilled we are with your performance at Bari and Dave’s wedding. You and your team ROCKED all night long and the music is still playing in our head. Our phone has been ringing off the hook. Our guests all rave about the wedding and tell us that you were the best band they ever heard. We have such great memories of the evening. We love how Bari and Dave danced all night, especially when you came down from the stage and played guitar on the dance floor, and when the bride and groom rocked on your stage. I can’t express how much we enjoyed working with you and your team in planning the evening. Having heard so many accolades about you and your band, Ilene and I had high expectations for the evening. Your personal interest in planning our party was phenomenal and your performance exceeded our expectations. Every song was perfect and your ideas for transitioning the party to the patio for the after-party were b... Read more

    Jen

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  • Starlight Orchestra went above and beyond to make sure that the music at my wedding was out of this world. They learned countless songs that I requested, some of which didn't have sheet music, and fully embraced some of my quirky and specific music tastes/requests. As a music lover, the band was a huge part of our wedding, and Starlight delivers and have everyone dancing from the moment they entered the venue. Their energy, voices, and musicianship are amazing. We were incredibly involved throughout the whole process and truly appreciated how receptive they were. I would recommend Starlight to anyone and thank them so much for helping make our wedding so special!

    June

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  • In 2007 we had Valerie Romanoff and her amazing band at my daughter's wedding at the NY Public Library. They were incredible. From coordinating the ceremony music to the cocktail hour vibe and the unbelievable band at the reception, they exceeded our expectations. When my younger daughter began planning her wedding, our first call was to Valerie. We went to their offices and talked about what my bride, Jennifer and groom Seth, envisioned for their wedding. In an instant, Valerie and her talented team got to work creating exactly what Jennifer wanted. From song selection to customized music, Valerie's team put it all together. They didn't miss a beat! The pre-ceremony music welcomed our guests to New York's Museum of Natural History with a warm style. The ceremony music was exactly what Jennifer chose; contemporary songs with an elegant feel- an amazing harpist and an ensemble that rivals any I could hear at Carnegie Hall. They even went so far as to take Jen's favorite song a... Read more

    marisa

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  • We used The New York Players, which are managed by Starlight. They are an AMAZING band. They played a friend's wedding a year before ours and we booked them soon after. They are talented singers but also awesome entertainers, and they set the tone for a great party without being cheesy and with the right balance of elegance and fun. The service Starlight provides is very high quality. They were very organized and attentive throughout the planning process and communicated all the details we requested to the band in a timely manner. The Players are by far the best wedding band I have ever heard, and all our guests agreed - at least three people told me they want to use them for their upcoming weddings.

    Brittany

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  • Sarah Scott's band was absolutely fabulous! They did an amazing job getting the entire crowd on the dance floor all night. My husband and I couldn't even make it around the ballroom to greet our guests, as everyone was dancing! Sarah has a true gift at reading the crowd-she played our top 40 favorites, while making sure that the older people enjoyed their night as well. She was amazing to work with-she guided us through the process and gave us advice along the way. She also fulfilled our last minute requests and made sure that every detail was perfect.

    User2513352

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  • We love Valerie and her band! I only wish I had more weddings to throw so we can keep using Starlight. We are constantly thinking about our children's wedding and how amazing the music was. Thank you Valerie!!!

    Lauren

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  • Valerie and Starlight Orchestras made our wedding! One guest even wanted their autographs afterwards! Another guest said that it felt like a Black Eyed Peas concert! They are amazing professionals who create incredible atmospheres for one of the most special nights in peoples lives. We were so happy with every aspect from planning and organization of details to the original music they made for our ceremony! Valerie and her band are amazing!

    Vivian

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  • Valerie and her band made the night- I only wish I have more weddings to throw so we can use her again!!! I was looking around and saw how much fun everyone had on the dance floor, they were and are the best.

    Shira

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  • Laurell's band was amazing - people went nuts for them and kept telling us that they'd go to hear them perform in concert, wedding or no wedding. It was just perfect. Throughout the honeymoon, we kept hearing songs on the radio and laughing over the fact that Laurell had performed it- but better. I HATE cheesy and predictable wedding bands, and we had none of that. They were terrific.

    Carrie

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  • What was your favorite part of the evening with Starlight? The energy, their ability to read the crowd and get everyone up and dancing, the party they helped create. - Had you seen the band before booking? How did it compare to your expectations? - How was your overall planning process with Starlight? The bride and groom had not seen them perform but the bride's parents saw them at a friend's wedding. Were all of your requests, even last minute ones, met? Beyond. - Were you satisfied with the talent, wardrobe, and overall performance value? Yes! We could not have asked for more. It was like watching a concert :) - How did your guests react? People are still talking about how amazing our band was - we got great feedback. - What kind of specific musical requests did you have that were fulfilled? They learned a duet version of our first dance for us. Thank you again! You helped make our night so special.

    Abby

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  • We hired Rebecca Blake's Starlight Orchestra and they made an absolutely amazing and fun party!!!! Everyone danced and danced and danced which is exactly what we'd wanted. They are high energy, super-professional, incredible musicians, and tons and tons of fun. Here's the thing - they basically didn't play anything that we wanted... they said no to most of our requests... they played Gold-Digger at our wedding (um - we want prenups is a surreal and completely inappropriate thing to be chanting at a wedding!)... they played some random song for when the bride (me) was walking down the aisle instead of what I'd asked... they wouldn't learn the very basic piano sheet music that my brother-in-law arranged to accompany my sisters at our wedding... and after all that, we all had an incredible time. My takeaway is that Rebecca Blake and her Starlight Orchestra put on a *GREAT* party - but don't expect them to be particularly accommodating or to really customize their party playlist f... Read more

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