Matching Your Music Style to Your Wedding Theme

Matching Your Music Style to Your Wedding Theme

You’re getting married, so the two of you doubtless share much in common.  Sometimes, though, that delightful simpatico doesn’t extend to mutual music styles. One of you may love reggaetón or dance hall, while the other is hooked on swing, or country.  What’s a happy couple to do? You’re getting ready to collaborate on a… Continue Reading

We Want a DJ, but our Parents Want a Band.  What Should We do?

We Want a DJ, but our Parents Want a Band. What Should We do?

We can’t tell you how many times we’ve experienced conflict in the family over music at the wedding reception. It’s a problem that’s more common than you’d think.  Weddings are an emotional affair.  Everyone’s invested in the success of the whole day, but the reception is where family squabbles can really get rolling. We recently… Continue Reading

Entertainment Trends for Weddings in 2018

Entertainment Trends for Weddings in 2018

Entertainment and weddings are a natural fit.  Everyone’s in a celebratory mood and ready to party.  The happy couple walks into its bright future, billowing clouds of bliss and trailing clattering soup cans tied to the back bumper, as they ride off into the sunset of singledom. That calls for some entertainment! Entertainment trends for… Continue Reading

Exclusive, Live Wedding Bands that Wow Crowds

Exclusive, Live Wedding Bands that Wow Crowds

Landmarks.  That’s what weddings are.  They mark the passage of our lives and bind two families together with the promise of renewal, fortified by love. At CTO Artists, we love weddings.  We’ve been creating exceptional entertainment for weddings for 30 years, but here’s something you may not know – we were once the band. From… Continue Reading

How to Plan Your Wedding Reception Music

How to Plan Your Wedding Reception Music

The ideal wedding reception is dependent on several factors – the quality and synergy of the mix of guests, the quality and timing of the food and the quality and variety of the music.  If you can get these three things right, you’re going to have a wedding reception that will live in fond memory… Continue Reading

Wedding Music Bands – Pick from the Hottest Bands

Wedding Music Bands – Pick from the Hottest Bands

A hot band brings the dance floor to life.  It reaches out to the audience and pulls it out of its seats, drawing it toward the beat.  That’s what a wedding demands. Wedding bands come to entertain you and your guests.  It’s a celebration and that means plenty of dancing.  The ancient tradition of celebrating… Continue Reading

5 Wedding Band Ideas for 2018

5 Wedding Band Ideas for 2018

You’re planning your wedding.  The date is set.  The reception venue is booked.  Now, what about the band? Your wedding band is one of the most important components of the Big Day.  When it’s the right choice, you’ll know, because the floor will be packed all night and the evening will go off without a… Continue Reading

What Affects the Price of a Wedding Band?

What Affects the Price of a Wedding Band?

We know that planning a wedding can be a hair-raising experience.  There are so many factors to consider, from getting the grands there from the other side of the country, to whether the cake is going to be ready. The bridesmaids, the groomsmen, the transportation, the church, the flowers – it never ends.  And then,… Continue Reading

Hire Live Bands For New Year’s Eve

Hire Live Bands For New Year’s Eve

Where are you going to be when you count down the old year and ring in the new one?  Who will you plant an unexpected kiss on?  Who will you be dancing with and what kind of music will you be dancing to? If you’re thinking about New Year’s Eve, you should be thinking about… Continue Reading