To The Bride & Groom
Let us congratulate you both on your engagement and we wish you all the best on your wedding day and thereafter. We'd be very happy to be a part of your reception! We have been a part of many, many weddings and have really enjoyed each and every one.
Who We Are
Allow me to introduce you to The Redwine Band. We are a cover band, that offers a range of musical acts ranging from a solo performance to a full 5 piece dance band complete with vocalists and DJ’d music services. Our music is styled for dancing & dinner, so you can be sure that your guests will be dancing the night away, and enjoying good music throughout dinner and in some experiences even the wedding itself. Performing hits from Pat Green, Randy Rogers Band & Wade Bowen, back to hits from Johnny Cash, George Strait & Journey. we keep the crowd out on the dance floor and make a memorable event for everyone.
Why do we play weddings? Because they are so much fun! The guests come expecting to have a good time, and it's a pleasure for us to see everyone dancing, and having a ball all throughout our performance. We are gratified to help make that special day such fun for the bride and groom and their family and friends. The cards, letters, and emails of appreciation we have received from past clients mean a lot to all of us.
What We Do
Simply put, we understand what works at receptions. We have the experience and ability to bring out the best in a crowd, so everyone has a good time. It takes a fine hand -- and a fine band -- to work that crowd so that guests remember your reception as an excellent start to new friendships and new relationships.
The Redwine Band prepares thoroughly for each wedding. We work with you well in advance, planning the ceremony and reception timeline, refining the music selection, coordinating with the caterer and location manager (this is very important), and preparing for any contingency. After the weddings & events we've played, we're ready, willing, and able to handle any scenario. Then on the big day, we finalize the schedule with the photographers and caterer (yes, there are usually last-minute changes). We help ensure that the event comes off smoothly without requiring any on-the-scene management by the bride or groom (who should be happily occupied with guests and each other!).
Selecting music is critically important, and a reflection of your personal tastes. We make it easy. We can provide you with a listing of many of the songs we perform during an evening of dancing and allow you to pick what you wish to hear and what you don't wish to hear. We're pretty good at selecting music for receptions too, so we can advise you on your selections and also help you make things just as you would like them to be. Some wedding packages we offer even have services where the band learns, rehearses and prepares any tunes you’d like to have played live for your traditional dances, reception events or simply that you just want to hear on your big day
We understand that there will be diverse age groups at your reception and we aim to please as many people as possible. While all of our music is played in a Rock N Roll, Texas Country style, we do venture into the 60's and 70's and ever so slightly into the 80's and 90's so that we can please as many people as possible. Our idea is to fit the song to the style of music we perform rather than vice versa.
For wedding receptions, we find that our repertoire of music works every time. A proven program of dance music is what we do very, very well. We can perform country favorites "Neon Moon" along with more contemporary hits such as "Summer of 69" or “Thinking Out Loud”. Variety is the key here. Offering all varieties, we can't forget the classics like "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Copperhead Road". Yes, you can be sure that there will be something for everyone at your reception. The energy and emotion put into our performances will have everyone (even your 6 year old nephew) dancing at some point.
At every engagement, we conform to the event by observing the attendees and by catering to the needs of the audience. We always try to accommodate requests in addition to our regular performance material. 99% of all our engagements are booked because people have hired us for who we are and what we do, and not for who they want us to be.
How Long The Reception Should Last
The greatest majority of wedding receptions for which we perform are contracted for 3 to 4 hours. The first hour will be taken up with The Redwine Band entertaining your guests while you are finishing up with pictures. The second hour is for the important and memorable moments like the bride's first dance, the bride's dance with her father, and the all important cutting of the cake. The third hour is to get the party in full swing and the dance floor moving. The fourth hour is a "wind down" time from a very long day for all concerned. It's a good time to gently close the bar, get designated drivers assigned, and provides a chance to socialize with your well wishing friends before you toss the garter and ESCAPE! We would also suggest that you plan toasts, speeches, and the like to take place during our intermissions. This allows you to take maximum advantage of the planned playing time of 45 minute sets, followed by the customary 15 minute intermissions.
How Long Will You Hold a Date For My Reception?
We will take an inquiry on your date and put a hold on it until you call to confirm and arrange for a formal contract. However, if we receive another request for the un-contracted date you have chosen, we will call you immediately. At that point, a decision will be needed along with a deposit and signed contract if you wish us to commit that date to your use. It is also a good idea to reserve the date as soon as you book a venue for your reception.
Thank you for your consideration and best wishes on your special day.
David Aaron Redwine
The Redwine Band