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Star Talent features New York’s Finest Dance Bands, Wedding Reception Music, DJs and String Ensembles.

Every Star Talent Dance Band, Wedding Band & DJ bring the FUN to the parties they perform.

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  • New York’s Most Talented Musicians performing Music that is FUN
  • Music that is Client Styled and Customized for each performance
  • The Event Industries Most Reliable and Trusted provider of Music Services
  • Recommended by NYC’s Finest Hotels, Catering Venues and Event Planners
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Wedding Reception Music – MORE

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About Star Talent Wedding Dance Bands

8 Fun and Exciting Dance Bands that always perform “Repertoire Authentic”

Music always performed in the style of the original artist.

Our Dance Bands have performed for these high profile celebrity weddings

Find Out More About our 8 Dance Bands

The 2014 issue features ~ How to Have a New York Wedding

New York Magazine Weddings Issue Winter 2014 ~ Featuring Cheli and Peter

New York Magazine Weddings Issue Winter 2014 ~ Featuring Cheli and Peter

All Stars Dance Band in Wedding Profile 

Star Talent’s All Stars Dance Band “Flooded the Dance Floor”

New York Brides — to many NY Brides this is the only Wedding Vendor List anyone will need.  Here’s what they said about us:

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New York Magazine Wedding Issue

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MORE About the Star Talent Wedding Bands

At Star Talent Inc. our clients enjoy working with us to personalize every aspect of our musical performance.

From customized play lists and Dance Band attire to performance style and presentation, our passion is to reveal each wedding couple’s distinct musical vision for their guests to experience and enjoy.

Other New York Magazine profiles:

Reggae Stars Band New York

New York Magazine Weddings Names Star Talent’s Michael Taylor their Wedding Ceremony Expert

Our  Twilight Dance Band performed at The Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton for a wonderful wedding reception.

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The Beautiful Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton

Chef Tom Colicchio from NYC’s famed restaurant Craft has created a truly farm-to-table menu, featuring produce grown on the property’s one acre Topping Rose Farm and honoring the best ingredients from other local farmers and fishermen.  With picture perfect grounds and party venues that include the restaurant and barn, their wedding experience blends country chic with a refined elegance.

We thank their fantastic catering staff and the Duke & Van Duesen event team for helping to make our performance flow smoothly.  Bravo!!

MORE about our Twilight Dance Band

Twilight Band 5 Star Review on The Knot.com

We always enjoy performing at The Garden City Hotel and working with their excellent catering team!

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Twilight Dance Band 5 Star Review on The Knot.com – Garden City Hotel Wedding

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Star Talent Galaxy Dance Band performed for a fantastic wedding reception at The Metropolitan Club of New York

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Galaxy Dance Band on Stage with the Packed Dance Floor at The Metropolitan Club

A wonderful party and many thanks to the excellent catering team at the Metropolitan Club of New York and the savvy event team at Judy Paulen Designs. Bravo!

 The song that drove the crowd wild was:

“Rude” by Magic!  recorded live at the party by Galaxy Band (listen below)

MORE about Star Talent Galaxy Band

 

Just added to our Wedding Ceremony Music repertoire is the main theme from the movie “The Great Beauty.”

The Italian movie that won the Academy Award in 2014 for Best Foreign Language Film, “La Grande Bellezza” has a beautiful theme and a very diverse soundtrack.

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With abundant party scenes and wild Roman nights, the film ends with a long point-of-view shot photographed from a boat chugging up Rome’s  Tiber River. It’s a beautiful journey, very simple. Or it wouldn’t be, if not for the music accompanying the image.

“The Beatitudes”

In the movie’s closing shot, the director Paolo Sorrentino uses in its five-minute entirety “The Beatitudes” by contemporary Russian composer Vladimir Martynov. It was written in 1998 as a choral piece.  The Kronos Quartet commissioned a string arrangement of the music in 2006. Nonesuch Records released the Kronos offering “Music of Vladimir Martynov” last year.

One film critic characterized the experience of listening to Martynov’s “Beatitudes” as being “tortured by beauty.” I know what he meant; It was reported that at the close of the film’s Cannes premiere, an astonishing number of people sat, or stood, transfixed, straight through to the end, even with deadlines to meet or parties to attend (this was close to midnight). The end-credits music chosen by Sorrentino was too beautiful to miss.   ~ Michael Taylor

Our String Ensembles regularly are asked to write musical arrangements that are not available for purchase. Overtime, we have amassed one of the largest music libraries of Classical, Popular Love Songs, Rock Ballads, Top 40 Songs, Film Themes & Movie Soundtracks ~ all arranged for various trios, quartets and larger ensembles that perform for wedding ceremonies.

MORE about Wedding Ceremony Music from Film Scores

MORE Wedding Ceremony Processional & Recessional Music Ideas

Aboard the Flight Deck on The Intrepid this client company celebrated in grand style and partied with our DJ Jenny Sparks in the Space Shuttle Pavillion.

Perfect weather for an “out-of this world” product launch and a spectacular New York corporate event.

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On the Flight Deck of The Intrepid Aircraft Carrier and DJ Jenny Sparks

 

DJ Jenny Sparks Star Talent DJ

Star Talent DJ Jenny Sparks

 

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MORE about DJ Jenny Sparks

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First Dance Songs with a Folk and Indie Rock Vibe

Here are a few recent  First Dance Song selections recently picked by Brides and Grooms that have a Folk / Indie Rock vibe… all with a fresh and current style.

Listen Below:

“1000 Years”  – Christina Perri

“Stuck on You” –  Meiko

“White Dress” – Ben Rector

“Glitter in the Air” – Pink

“Falling Slowly” - Once – Original Broadway Cast Recording Steve Kazee & Cristin Milioti

MORE  First Dance Songs that Rock!

MORE  How to pick the Perfect First Dance Song

 

For a beautiful Wedding Ceremony at the Villard Mansion inside the New York Palace Hotel our Star Talent Harp Ensemble performed a classic and elegant musical repertoire last weekend.

The Courtyard of the NY Palace Hotel and Villard Mansion

The Courtyard of The New York Palace Hotel and The Villard Mansion

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Star Talent Solo Harpist for Wedding Ceremony Music

Listen to Harp Ensembles

MORE Wedding Ceremony Music Ideas

PDF of Most Popular Wedding Ceremony Music

Special thanks to Leonardo Lorenzo and the excellent catering team at the New York Palace Hotel.  Bravo!

Destination Weddings Magazine

Star Talent’s Michael Taylor featured in  Destination-Weddings-Magazine

Destination Weddings Magazine – Spring 2014 Issue

MORE at Star Talent website                  MORE about Michael Taylor

Selected as Wedding Music Expert

See top picks below for location inspired First Dance song choices.

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Destination Weddings Magazine Spring 2014 Issue

Destination Weddings Magazine Spring 2014 Issue

Charles St. Paul Band

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Charles St. Paul Band performs Treasure – by Bruno Mars recorded live:

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Star Talent’s Michael Taylor interviewed by Munaluchi Bride Magazine right in time for the Bruno Mars Super Bowl Halftime Show.

Superbowl HalfTime Show Bruno Mars has 5 Favorite Wedding Songs

Superbowl HalfTime Show Bruno Mars has 5 Favorite Wedding Songs

The Top 5 Bruno Mars Songs for weddings and when we have been asked to perform them:

1. Processional- “Marry You” (Instrumental)

2. Couple Entrance – “Treasure”

The “Treasure” chorus with lyrics like “I know you can make my wish come true if you let me treasure you” is fantastic for your first appearance as Mr & Mrs. It sets the tone for a fun-filled reception full of dancing, while reminding everyone of the special love you share.

3. First Dance – “Rest of My Life”

4. Father/Daughter Dance - Count on Me

5. Cake Cutting/Last Song  – Just the Way You Are”munaluchi-bride

You can’t have a wedding without “Just the Way You Are.” Always a crowd-pleaser, this beautiful tune can work well for the cake-cutting ceremony or as the last song of the night.      

LISTEN to these Bruno Mars Song Ideas

MORE Rock & Pop Ceremony Music Ideas

Our Star Talent Wedding Ceremony Duo of Harpist and Violinist performed custom Processional and Recessional musical arrangements for this ceremony at the Bowery Hotel in New York City.

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Recessional – The Red Hot Chili Peppers “Hard to Concentrate” arranged for Harp & Violin

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Bridal Party Song:  “Danger Zone” – Kenny Loggins

Bride Entrance:  “Sonata Pathetique” 2nd Movement – Beethoven

Recessional Song: “Hard to Concentrate” – Red Hot Chili Peppers

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See the Party Profile on CeCi Style

Star Talent All Stars Band performed the wedding reception music at the landmark Central Park Boathouse in New York City.

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Hey Michael,

I just wanted to write you a quick note to say thanks. To put it simply, the band was PHENOMENAL. We loved them. The guests loved them. Their timing and song selection were perfect.  They read the crowd and just kept things going perfectly. The highlight of the wedding for me was looking over at the dance floor around 11pm when Caroline and I were grabbing a moment of peace off to the side and the entire dance floor was packed and going nuts.

If there is a preferred site you have for reviews, please let me know. I would recommend you guys to anyone.

Thankfully,

Jim

The Charles St. Paul Band performed for a wedding at the magnificent Capitale in New York City.

The Packed Dance aty Capitale and Empty Tables Everywhere

The Charles St. Paul Band, the Packed Dance Floor at Capitale and Empty Tables Everywhere

Star Talent All Stars Band performed at a Corporate Celebration Event held at the beautiful Jazz @ Lincoln Center Allen Room.

A Non-Stop Dance Party for a Favorite Corporate Client of Ours

The 14pc. All Stars Dance Band on stage at Jazz @ Lincoln Center

One of our favorite venues to perform for sure, The Star Talent All Stars 14pc. dance band played elegant jazz for dinner and music of every decade for the dance party that followed.

A beautiful stage is set in front of a 50ft. x 90ft. wall of glass overlooking Columbus Circle.  For guests that want to party with a classic NY view, the Allen Room truly delivers.

“Michael,

I know you have produced our music for years but this year was just amazing!!” 

~ Event Planner

Bandleader Greg Denard and his GDO Soul performs tableside for NY Knick’s legend Patrick Ewing.

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Bandleader Greg Denard sings at the table of Basketball Legend Patrick Ewing

MORE about Greg Denard & GDO Soul Band

Star Talent’s Michael Taylor was interviewed by Destination I Do magazine about the important ways to make sure you get the best performance from your Wedding Band or DJ.

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Society music

Star Talent Society Music Ensembles

Society String Ensembles

For an elegant Sunday brunch at the University Club of New York, our Star Talent Society String Quintet performed a wonderful repertoire of festive background music for a private party.

Star Talent Society String Quintet  piano/ violin/ viola / cello and woodwind (flute, clarinet, sax)

In the style of a Classic NY Hotel Salon  – Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Broadway themes and light Pop, Billy Joel, Elton John plus many more favorite artists.

LISTEN to Star Talent Society Strings

Star Talent provided our Origami Artist and Candy Sushi for an Asian themed corporate event at The Peninsula Hotel New York.

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For a yummy Sushi Bar – complete with take home treats …

Candy Sushi

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The Grand Ballroom at The Estate at Florentine Gardens

The Grand Ballroom | The Estate at Florentine Gardens

Hey Michael and Charles,

We just wanted to say thank you again for making our wedding day unbelievable.
You guys rocked, everyone was up on their feet which is exactly how we pictured it.
Its been great working with you!!!
Have a happy new year and thanks again for everything.
Becky and Jon
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