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

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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

The Grand Ballroom at The Estate at Florentine Gardens

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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

The Star Talent Charles St. Paul Band performed at the Harold Pratt House for a fun wedding reception.

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Every room at The Harold Pratt House makes for amazing photos

We always enjoy performing at the Council on Foreign Relations – Harold Pratt House and working with their excellent catering team.

Michael,

The band was really amazing last night.  
I can’t begin to tell you how much everyone raved about them.  
They really went beyond all expectations.  
 
David & Lisa

Star Talent Rock & Pop Strings and The Charles St. Paul Dance Band  performed at a fantastic Wedding at the Tribeca Rooftop. 

Joining The Charles St. Paul Band was Larry Gittens, the amazing trumpeter from Kool & The Gang and friend of the Bride & Groom.

Larry has played with Sonny Stitt and Grover Washington, among other jazz elders.  He’s also performed with The Stylistics, and was once musical director for Stevie Wonder.

He blew the roof off the party when he jammed with the band on those funky Kool & The Gang hits “Jungle Boogie” and “Hollywood Swinging”

Larry is the hot trumpet on several legendary albums from Stevie Wonder, Jermaine Jackson and the Pointer Sisters.   Bravo Larry !

Cheering Guests Loved Larry Gittens, Trumpeter for Kool & The Gang and Party Guest Surprise Soloist

Cheering Guests Loved Larry Gittens, Trumpeter for Kool & The Gang – Surprise Soloist and Party Guest

Rock & Pop Strings and The Charles St. Paul Band 5 Star Reviews on WeddingWire.com

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Star Talent Charles St. Paul Band performed for a beautiful wedding at The Fours Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia. 

The Bride & Groom on the Dance Floor at the Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia

The Bride & Groom on the Dance Floor at the Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia

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Letter from Mother of the Bride

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Star Talent Charles St. Paul Band performed for a beautiful wedding at the Hamilton Farms Golf Club in New Jersey.

The spectacular view of the Mansion at Hamiton Farms Golf Club

The spectacular view of the Hamiton Farms Golf Club

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“We always perform our songs in the style of the Original Artist because that’s the Fastest, Easiest and Best Way to pack the dance floor.

Ideally, we want the guests to hear a song intro and just REACT – jump up and dance.  No need to try to figure out what the band is playing – You always name the song in three notes with us”

~ Charles St. Paul

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Charles St. Paul Band review on Google Reviews.

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The Charles St. Paul Band performed at a beautiful wedding at the Pierre Hotel in New York City.

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First Dance:  “When You Say Nothing at All” – Ronan Keating


Our String Quartet plus Harpist for the prelude and ceremony was followed by a Jazz Trio for the cocktail reception and the “relentless” Charles St. Paul Dance Band for the wedding reception.  A special thanks to Bill Spinner, Mark Hunsch and the sensational catering team at the Pierre Hotel for always helping us make our performance so smooth.  Bravo !

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The Dance Floor Action and The Charles St. Paul Band on stage at the Pierre Hotel

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The Skyline View at the Liberty House Restaurant

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Star Talent Charles St Paul Band performed for a wedding at the Liberty House Restaurant in Jersey City overlooking a great downtown Manhattan view.

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Hi Charles,

I hope all is well.  I know this is long overdue, but I just wanted to shoot you a quick note to thank you for the wonderful job you and the band did at our wedding.  The dance floor was packed all night long, and people are still talking about what an amazing time they had.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

All the best,
Lauren & Brian

Star Talent Charles St. Paul Band performed for a fantastic Wedding reception at The Oheka Castle on Long Island.

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The 1st Dance was a favorite retro classic, “I Only Have Eyes For You” – the version requested was from the movie A Bronx Tale - The Complextions added an acapella intro to the familiar Flamingos 1959 hit.

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The Charles St. Paul Band performed at the historic University Club for a wonderful wedding reception that was profiled on Style Me Pretty.

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The packed dance floor at the University Club in New York City

We always enjoy perfroming at The University Club and working with their catering team.

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Thanks to Elisabeth Millay Photography for the fantastic photos.

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The Charles St. Paul Band performed at the Candlewood Inn in Connecticut.

The Charles St. Paul Band performed at the Candlewood Inn

Star Talent Charles St. Paul Band performed at the Ashford Estate last weekend.

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Dear Charles,

You are the Man !! Our guests loved your band we are so glad we chose you and your outrageously talented musicians.  You played all those Soul and Funk favorites we wanted and then you Rocked The House just like you said you would. The raves from our friends keep coming in!

Many Many thanks,

Randi & Josh

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Charles St. Paul Band and our Star Talent DJ performed for a wedding reception at Alder Manor.
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Michael,
They were FANTASTIC!
Seriously the easiest band I’ve worked with in a very long time.  
They were professional the whole way through.
Thank you and look forward to working with you again.

Anna (wedding planner)

Star Talent Charles St. Paul Band performed for a fun wedding at the Liberty Warehouse on the water in Brooklyn.

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The view from the Ceremony on the pier at the Liberty Warehouse

Our Star Talent Rock & Pop Strings provided the soundtrack to a beautiful wedding ceremony overlooking the Statue of Liberty.

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Our thanks to the Liberty Warehouse fantastic catering team for always making everything flow so smoothly.

The Star Talent Charles St. Paul Band performed for a fun wedding at the University Club in New York.

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Star Talent Charles St. Paul Band performed for a wonderful wedding at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

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The 14 piece Charles St. Paul Dance Band and the packed Mandarin Oriental Hotel Dance Floor

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A Big Thanks! to Arthur Backal, James Munz and the fantastic catering team at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel that always make our performance go so smoothly.

Under the Blue Whale – In the Hall of Ocean Life at the American Museum of Natural History is one of New York’s premier event venues.  Star Talent Charles St. Paul Band performed for this annual corporate celebration.

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The Charles St. Paul 14pc Dance Band Packed the Dance Floor "under the Blue Whale"


“We produce this event every year and we never repeat a band,  but this year everyone wanted the Charles St. Paul Band back again.  Thanks so much for making our event so memorable for our client company and all their attendees. 

- Donna, Corporate Event Planner

The Charles St. Paul Band performed at Three Sixty, the newest party space at Tribeca Rooftop.

“Michael!  Charles was fantastic–and really worked well when the guests wanted to change things up a bit.  I have another client for him so I’ll speak to you soon.

Thanks so much”  -  Amy, Chandelier Events

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The Rising Freedom Tower View from Tribeca Rooftop

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On Stage at 583 Park Avenue

Star Talent Charles St. Paul Band performed at the majestic 583 Park Avenue last week to a wonderful NY couple.

The Charles St. Paul Band performed a soulful rendition of the wedding couples 1st dance.

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Michael,

 Angie and I just wanted to personally thank you for everything you did for us before and during the wedding.  Your advice and professionalism were much appreciated. 

The reviews are in and they have all been spectacular.  It was a night with the Best Band possible, which we will never forget.

 Thanks again and again,

 Jimmy and Angie Lewis

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Star Talent Charles St. Paul Band performed for a wonderful Martha’s Vineyard wedding reception.

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Destination weddings always take a little extra effort by everyone from guests to vendors, but the pay off is usually nothing short of fantastic.  Martha’s Vineyard hosted 30 weddings on the island on this September weekend  and we understand the popularity.

The Charles St. Paul Band performed and a special guest made a surprise musical performance.  “Play some funk and I’ll join you” said Rick Marotta, wedding guest and former drummer for John Lennon, Meat Loaf, Hall & Oates, Steely Dan, Sheryl Crow and so many other legendary performers.

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Party Guest and Legendary Drummer Rick Marotta performed with the Charles St. Paul Band

Rick sitting in with the Charles St. Paul Band on “We Want the Funk” and “Pick up the Pieces” was a great surprise and fantastic party moment for the guests …and the band too.

Hi Michael,

I just wanted to say thank you to you and the Charles St. Paul band for making our wedding a night to remember!  Sascha and I had the most amazing time, as did our families and all of our guests.  We have heard so many compliments about how great the band was, so I thought I would share it with you.  Pretty much every guest at the party danced non-stop the entire night. Please pass along my message to Charles and his crew, and feel free to use me as a reference anytime.

I’ve sent a few pictures that I thought you might enjoy.  A few are of the band, and I’ve also included a few of Rick Marotta, one of our wedding guests who jumped in to play the drums for a song, as well as my uncle John Pollack who sang his famous rendition of Mustang Sally.

Best,

Alison & Sascha

For a lovely couple on the evening of Hurricane Irene’s arrival to New York City, our Star Talent Charles St. Paul Band performed for a wonderful wedding reception in the Grand Ballroom of the Plaza Hotel New York.

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The Charles St. Paul Band on stage and no one sits!

For 1st Dance:  The Classic Jazz Standard

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A resounding “Thanks!” to Steve Rice of Great Performances at The Plaza for always making our performance go so smoothly and we have to mention the beautiful decor by Lawton Tootle and our friends at Floralia Decorators.  The Bentley-Meeker Sound Techs and the ever-present Hechler Studios were also a part of a fantastic team of vendors that created a great party inside… as the City fought Hurricane Irene outside.

Our Star Talent Charles St. Paul Band traveled to the Greenville Country Club in Delaware to perform a Rockin party for a lovely New York wedding couple.

The view of the tented veranda of the Greenville Country Club in Wilmington, Delaware

One of the highlights of the evening was when the Father of the Bride launched into singing his Rockin’ rendition of the Guns N’ Roses Rock Anthem “Sweet Child of Mine.”

Star Talent Charles St. Paul Band performed at Nova’s Ark Project in Water Mill, Long Island.

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"A Stonhenge of our time" - The rolling fields of sculpture at Nova's Ark Project in Water Mill

On an almost 100 acre land preserve, Nova’s Ark Project is an installation of large-scale public art sculptures placed in rolling fields, grassy meadows and scenic hills in Water Mill located on Long Island’s South Fork between Southampton and Bridgehampton.

Featuring guests singing at weddings is fun, but when its the Groom singing “The Way You Look Tonight”  to the Bride, it doesn’t get better!

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The Charles St Paul Band… The Packed Dance Floor… and Empty Tables Everywhere   at 583 Park Avenue

A fantastic crowd partied with our Charles St Paul Band at a wonderful wedding at 583 Park Avenue.

The Bride and Groom even gave a Jennifer Grey / Patrick Swazye worthy rendition to their First Dance “(I’ve Had) The Time of  My Life” and when The Charles St. Paul Band brings is up to today’s version of  The Black Eyed Peas “The Time” you have that perfect blend of old and new that packs all ages on to the dance floor.  (see those empty tables above)

We always enjoy working with the excellent catering team at 583 Park Avenue and The Rose Group. We always appreciate their great attention to detail that makes our presentation flow so smoothly.

For a wedding at the beautiful Sagamore Hotel this past weekend…

This “Country” wedding began with an “Urban” sound as the Bride and Groom entered the room to a hot rendition of Jay-Z and Rihanna’s “Run This Town”  performed by the Charles St. Paul Band.

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The Sagamore Hotel on Lake George - One of the most beautiful country destination wedding settings

“Your band was fantastic and kept our party on the dance floor all night.  We knew we had a dancing crowd but you took us to another level.  Thanks so much.  Everything was just as fantastic as we had envisioned it… and even more so.”

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Jodi Applegate, WPIX Anchor and Yankee Broadcaster Michael Kay

Last night the wedding of Channel 11′s Jodi Applegate and Yankees broadcaster Michael Kay at the Plaza Hotel can only be described as an absolute Grand Slam.

Managing the ceremony from home plate was Mayor Rudy Giuliani to a combined crowd of Yankee and Broadcast TV Stars.

During the ceremony, our elegant string ensemble performed  “At Last” for the groom (this being his first walk down the aisle ) and for Jodi, a lovely arrangement of the “Love Theme from the film “Somewhere in Time”

The first dance was a swinging version of  Michael Bublé’s “I Just Hadn’t (sic) Met You Yet”

And later in the night, the crowd roared when Michael got up to sing “Build Me Up Butter Cup” with the Charles St. Paul Dance Band.

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Performing Yankee Anthem..  Jay-Z s  “Empire State of Mind”

One of the many highlights of the evening included a sultry version of “Besame Mucho” sung by the groom’s uncle, Film Actor Danny Aiello.

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Film Actor Danny Aiello singing & swinging to Jodi and Michael


Listen to his Sultry and Swinging version of Besame Mucho (Kiss me Much) as he sang it to Jodi and Michael - 

As Danny said, “If I knew your band was so good I would have sung another one. You guys were fantastic!”

It was the Star Talent, Charles St. Paul Dance Band that led this championship crowd to a  non-stop, packed dance floor.  From Swinging Sinatra to Retro Dance Hits of the 70′s and 80′s on up to the Yankee Anthem, Jay-Z’s “Empire State of  Mind” -   As one ecstatic  guest put it  “This band is the perfect party band.”

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The Packed Plaza Hotel Dance Floor

As Jodi said “My goal was to make it the greatest party that anyone has ever been to.”  and the guests said “Home Run !” to that.    MORE

We have to mention the meticulous work of Great Performances, the catering team at the Plaza, led by Dean Martinus and Steve Rice, the talented and omnipresent photo team led by David Hechler of Hechler Studios, the elegant decor from Tantawan Bloom and the creative lighting & sound team from Bentley Meeker that all helped make our performance a great success.

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Dear Michael Taylor,

The wedding music was wonderful!!

From the ceremony right thru the reception, so many people have raved about the whole evening— but they always focus on how great the band was. Including very musically knowledgeable people. Lots of people ( especially older types and VIPs ) who say they never dance— were out there dancing!!

Thank you so much for all the hard work and extra effort!!!

Please pass along to Charles St. Paul and the Band

how pleased we both are!!

Best,

Jodi Applegate & Michael Kaye


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TV Personality and Former First Lady of The City of New York

TV Personality and Former First Lady of The City of New York

Dear Charles St Paul,

Ed and I have just returned from our honeymoon and to Rave Reviews about how fantastic the music was at our wedding and how talented and wonderful you are.

I will happily be a reference for you should anyone ever need to speak to a client who thinks your work is spectacular! Enclosed is a small thank you for helping to make a special day even better. And Caroline sends a special thank you as well !

All the Best,

Donna Hanover

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The Charles St. Paul Band performs for Stevie Wonder’s Daughter Wedding

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Father of the Bride – Stevie Wonder

At the Rockleigh Country Club in New Jersey, The Charles St Paul Band performed the dance music for the wedding reception of Aisha Morris, Stevie Wonder’s daughter.

“Everyone remembers the Stevie Wonder classic “Isn’t She Loveley” and the baby crying in the the song’s intro… Well that was Aisha making her recording debut as an infant and now to perform with Stevie Wonder as he sings it to her at her wedding… well that’s just perfect!!”  ~ Charles St. Paul

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Versatile and fun, the Charles St Paul Dance Band is known for performing all styles of dance music just like their original recordings.

Hot, Funky Exciting and Relentless are the ways guests talk about the band’s performance style.

 

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This issue had a special feature called Majesty & Marriage profiling the most important Weddings of the last century and the anticipation of the up-coming Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

We also enjoyed the always comprehensive party scene coverage by David Patrick Columbia that many NYers can’t live without.

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Alanna & Eric and their Romantic First Dance at Gotham Hall

Michael Bublè provides so many great First Dance choices for Brides & Grooms looking for a “Newer Styled” song that sounds like a Romantic classic.

At Gotham Hall, The Charles St. Paul Band performed Michael Bublè’s “Hold On” for a lovely First Dance presentation.

The 15pc orchestra gave a heart felt rendition last Saturday night.

Listen to the song below:

Hold On


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Luisana and Michael Bublè at their recent wedding

Other popular Michael Bublè First Dance choices are:

“Everything”

“You and I”

“I Just Haven’t Met You Yet”

“Crazy Love”

What did Michael Bublè pick for his First Dance at his own recent wedding?

Dean Martin’s “Everybody Loves Somebody”

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Dear Charles St. Paul,

I don’t think I have enough adjectives to express how FANTASTIC, FABULOUS, WONDERFUL, basically off the charts you and the band are!  Our guests, from the minute you sang your first song went wild.  I was inundated  with questions about you and how we came to know you and have you work the wedding.  That soon was replaced with…“OMG this band is unbelievable!! I think Kanye West is here! Alicia Keys doesn’t sound this goood.”  etc.  You get the picture!!!  Ravesssssss all night long.

Alanna and Eric (and of course Rich and I) had an amazing time!!  You made the wedding so special and so memorable for so many of our guests!

My only regret is that I missed seeing you at the end to personally thank you.  I was busy with Alanna and when I found Rich he told me you had gone.Thank you for helping make a memory as special as our daughter’s wedding so dynamic, unforgettable and stellar!  Thank you so very very much!!
Warmest regards,
Dayna and Rich
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