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

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

Live Bands For Jewish Weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs

Live Bands For Jewish Weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs

Whether you’re getting ready to smash the glass and sign the Ketubah or to embark on your adult life as a young man or woman, CTO Artists is the name to know, when hiring a band. Our roster of live bands for Jewish weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs consist of highly polished professional musicians who… Continue Reading

How Far In Advance Should I Book a Wedding Band?

How Far In Advance Should I Book a Wedding Band?

Weddings take a lot of careful planning.  If you’re planning one now, we don’t have to tell you.  All the same, if we had a dollar for every time we’ve heard the question, “How far in advance should I book a wedding band?”, we’d be relaxing on a beach somewhere with the proceeds. It’s a… Continue Reading

The best summer 2017 wedding music

The best summer 2017 wedding music

A summer wedding is a dream for many.  The weather’s fine, the days are long and the optimism of the season is tailor made for tying the knot. Choosing the best summer 2017 wedding music for your big day is part of the fun, as the two of you make a mental playlist for your… Continue Reading