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√ČLAN ARTISTS

Musicians | Headliners | Performers
18 W. 27th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10001
1029 E Gude Drive, Suite 105A, Rockville, MD 20850
212-447-6754
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4.6
78 Reviews
User4453348

Categories: Bands
4.6
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 3.5
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 4.5
Flexibility: 5.0
We recently had The Source play at our wedding reception and we were absolutely thrilled. Our guests are still talking about the music over a month later. They were FANTASTIC and it truly made our reception--everyone was on their feet dancing the whole time. The Source play a huge variety of songs and do everything so well we were impressed with the entire playlist and were so happy with our first dance. While communication with the band was a little less smooth than with some of my other vendors, everything worked out in the end and was finalized by our wedding day. We would 100% recommend The Source.
Laurel
10/1/11
Categories: Bands
4.6
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 3.5
Professionalism: 4.5
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We chose to have Rhythm Collective play at our wedding. They are just one of the many bands that Elan Artists offers. We definitely chose right. Rhythm Collective was outstanding. We had people coming up to us all night asking where we found them, and saying that they were amazing and this was the best band they had ever seen at a wedding. They played anything and everything. The extensive list of songs was so great. We had everything from Sinatra to Britney Spears. They we definitely on top of the Top 40, and they just really enhanced the party. Everyone was up and dancing. Even my 81 year old grandmother! Daniel called us the week before the wedding and went through everything with us. The flow and schedule of the night, songs we really wanted to have, timing, and they even let my Uncle come up and play the piano with them for Run Around Sue. It was just amazing. All the band members got down on the dance floor and performed. They even handed the mic to the kids to sing along with them. It was just really unbelievable. During the planning process it did sometimes take Elan a while to respond to emails, but Michael would always call to follow up and make sure they had everything correct and provided exactly what we wanted. Michael did our music for our ceremony and cocktail hour, and set up the microphone for our Officiant. The timing on the music for the ceremony was phenomenal. It was even better than what I had imagined in my head. All in all, Elan Artists and Rhythm Collective are definitely the way to go if you want fantastic music and a real party for your reception.
Ben
6/20/09
Categories: Ceremony Music
4.6
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 4.0
Flexibility: 4.0
We had Elan Artists in Maryland play at our outdoor ceremony - they did a great job and were easy to work with. We were a bit concerned because the music coordinator was on maternity leave part of the time, but there were no problems at all. They were okay with us giving them some specific sheet music and using theirs for others, as well as having one of our friends accompany them as a soloist.
Sarah
1/3/09
Categories: Bands
4.6
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 3.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I booked Nation though Elan Artists on the recommendation of a friend. I could not have been more pleased with the band. Our dance floor was packed the entire night-- the caterer had to ask the band to tell people to sit down to eat their entrees! We ended up extending the band and bar for an extra hour because the dancing was so much fun with this band. Only drawbacks-- the band manager was not very prompt in responding to my emails, including the week before the wedding. Also, they did not tell me until we arrived at the reception that they did not have a copy of our father-daughter dance song (which we agreed that they wouldn't play). Fortunately, the song was in my IPod, which I had in my room at the venue, so a bridesmaid was able to get it. Other than those two problems, the band was amazing, and everyone there has commented on how the band was one of the best wedding bands they have ever heard.
User160412

Categories: Ceremony Music
4.6
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 4.0
Value: 4.0
Flexibility: 5.0
we used elan for our ceremony music and one of their photographers (who we booked independently before he knew he was affiliated with elan). this review is for the ceremony only. honestly, this was probably the last thing we booked as it wasn't really critical for us to have live music at the ceremony but we did decide to hire a harpist and a violinist. overall, i think they did a good job. i didn't hear much as i was concentrating on getting married :) but from what i heard from the guests, it was a beautiful touch. about a week before the wedding, i had a call with gretchen from elan to decide my music selections. she was very helpful and even sang certain songs to me so i could tell what they sounded like. we were having a non-denominational ceremony but she did make many religious song suggestions...probably because many of them were popular. she was flexible in listening to my suggestions though. i only knocked them down a notch b/c i noticed in the photos that the harpist wore sunglasses the entire ceremony even though she was in a shaded area. no biggie. i think it turned out very well. i did think they were a little pricey ($850 for 1 hour for 2 people) but unfortunately, it doesn't seem like you can get a bargain in that department.
Catherine
10/12/07
Categories: Ceremony Music
4.6
Quality of Service: 4.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 4.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I hired a solo guitarist through Elan Artists to do my ceremony and cocktail hour. He arrived on time and was very professional. My only complaint was when I started down the aisle, he didn't start playing the music immediately. He waited for me to start walking. My ceremony was outside and my guests could see me walking from further away than the 'typical' entrance so that meant I was walking to silence and only about 5 seconds of the song was actually played. Other than that, the music was beautiful. I didn't hear the cocktail hour music because I was out getting pictures taken, but my guests said it was nice background music. The event coordinators from Elan were very responsive and very organized. This was a very positive experience because I didn't have to worry about following up with them, they always reached out to me to confirm before I had a chance to do so.
Amanda
5/17/14
Categories: Bands
4.4
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 3.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 4.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Elan Artists provided The Source for my wedding on May 17, 2014 in Middleburg, VA. It was great that they had a preview show in New York so I was able to get a taste for them live instead of just reviewing videos online. Everyone at the wedding loved them. Great sound and energy. The dance floor was packed all night! It was a little hard to get in touch with the band in the months and weeks before, but all of our requests were met to the T. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Erica
5/19/12
Categories: Videography
4.4
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 3.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 4.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We had the band Rhythm Collective at our wedding and they were fantastic! They really got all of our guests on the dance floor and it was fun how they would step off the stage and interact with guests on the dance floor. They have a huge range of music they can play so it was easy to work with them and select songs. They were also helpful in planning out the sequence of events at the rehearsal to make sure everything ran smoothly!
Alison
6/26/10
Categories: Bands
4.2
Quality of Service: 3.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 3.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The Source wowed my sister and Fiance at a vendor event at the Four Seasons. They were very responsive over email. The crowd danced a lot and said they have a great time. Supposedly the main male singer wasn't the same as the one my sister and Fiance heard. Unfortunatley, he didn't know our first dance song at all. It sounded flat and mummbled, which was disappointing. They also ended 30 minutes earlier than we paid for. My understanding was there wasn't a break towards the end for the band, but I would have preferred that they took one and keep going. It didn't help the dance crowd dwindled down towards the end. But finally some Bon Jovi came on for the last song and everyone partied for that.
Amanda
9/2/12
Categories: Bands
4.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 3.5
Professionalism: 4.5
Value: 3.0
Flexibility: 4.0
It's tough to write a review because we worked through Elan Artists management company and the band manager but the service provider was The Elements band. Elan Artists were good to work with. They were a tad impatient while we tried to figure out if a band could fit our budget. They also were not very proactive with reaching out (I sent an email with my "dont play" list and day-of schedule). The band manager was useless but we worked directly with Kerry the lead singer in the end. Now for the fun part- the band! We went with solo keys for the ceremony, solo guitar for the cocktail hour and the 6-piece band for the reception (all from The Elements). They are fabulous!! They were by far the most talked about part of our wedding. We had a male and 2 female signers who should be on the radio. The keys player was also outstanding. The band played a great mix of slow dinner songs, Motown and contemporary. They will also learn a couple new songs if requested. We had a very non-traditional first dance song and they knocked it out of the park. The music was such an important part of our night and we just had a blast dancing to The Elements. We have a few friends planning weddings and one wedding planner who are totally sold on them because are so fabulous!
Christina
9/22/12
Categories: Bands
3.6
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 3.0
Professionalism: 4.0
Value: 2.5
Flexibility: 3.5
There are really two reviews here I'd like to give -- One to Elan Artists and one to our Band (Eric Nicolas & One Love) First -- The band completly blew our expectations. We had seen them in an EA showcase (definitely worth going to) so we knew they were amazingly talented -- but the dancefloor wasn't empty all night and they were able to accomodate all of our requests for our ceremony and reception. I'm biased of course, but they were 100% the highest quality wedding band I've ever seen (and we've been to a TON of weddings). You definitely pay for their quality but you can scale up or down the number of people you hire to fit your budget. (we did 10 people including 3 horns). I'll get compliments on them for years to come. Second -- Elan Artists. We worked with both Daniel and Josh throughout our booking experience and I will say that Daniel was a great vendor to work with. He was always happy to help us and pleasent to talk to -- sometimes hard to get a hold of because they are busy and he's in a band himself -- but he always got back to us. Josh however, couldn't have annoyed my fiance (now husband) any more than he did -- to the point where I took over some of the conversations and just went directly to Daniel. I don't know if we always caught him on the wrong day or what, but he made us feel like we were bothering him and we'd have to stalk him to get any type of response from him. Not sure the deal there. All in all, EA has high end artists who are happy to play for you and will kill it at your wedding. I'd use them again in the future.
Sara
9/20/08
Categories: Ceremony Music
3.5
Quality of Service: 3.5
Responsiveness: 4.0
Professionalism: 4.0
Value: 3.0
Flexibility: 3.0
I can barely remember even hearing any music during my ceremony, I was so out of it- but what I do remember, was good. I heard positive things from my guests about the brass quartet we picked. I was frustrated however with the process of picking songs- I was given a list of possible song titles, and every time I would take the names to the coordinator, she would say, "whoops, we don't have that for a brass quartet"....well, then give me songs you DO HAVE! I paid extra to have a special song arranged, which was pretty pricey as far as I was concerned.
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Bands
Are you an agency or a band?
Agency
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
1-3, 4-6, 7+
What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?
Acapella, Acoustic, Big Band, Blues, Caribbean, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, International, Jazz, Latin, Mariachi, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B/Soul, Reggae, Rock, Strings, Swing, Top 40
What music services do you provide?
Bilingual MC, Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Karaoke Services, Learning New Songs, Liability Insurance, MC, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Sample Performances, Vocals, Willing to Travel
What items are available?
Microphones, Sound/PA System
Ceremony Music
What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Acapella, Brass - Quartet, Brass - Quintet, Brass - Trio, Choir, Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, Orchestra, Soloist / Vocalist, String - Quartet, String - Quintet, String - Trio
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
1-3, 4-6, 7+
What instruments does your group play?
Bagpipes, Cello, Clarinet, Drums, Flute, Guitar, Harp, Oboe, Organ, Piano, Saxophone, Trumpet, Viola, Violin, Winds
What services do you provide?
Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Learn New Songs, Liability Insurance, Microphones, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Sample Performances, Sound/PA System, Vocals
DJs
What music genres do you specialize in?
Country, Electronic, Hip Hop, International, Jazz, Oldies, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock, Top 40
What services do you offer?
Bilingual MC, Consultation, Do-Not-Play List, Karaoke, Liability Insurance, MC, One Event/Day
What additional equipment do you offer?
Microphones, Sound/PA System
Photography
What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Traditional
What photography services do you offer?
High-Res, Liability Insurance
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Digital Files, Matted Prints, Prints
Videography
What primary style do you identify with?
Cinematic, Documentary, Short Form, Storytelling, Traditional
Which wedding events do you service?
Ceremony, Pre-Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What videography services do you offer?
High-Def Video, Highlight Video, Liability Insurance, Multi. Cameras, Raw Footage, Slideshow/Montage
What final video formats do you offer?
Blu-Ray, DVD
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