We deliver show-stopping live music for weddings and private events held in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and worldwide resort destinations. We are extremely proud to represent two of the North-East’s top wedding dance bands, “Ariel” and “Heartbeat“. These bands have been selected to receive the coveted “Hall of Fame” award given by The Knot, for which only 1% of all wedding professionals nationwide qualify. We believe this to be quite an honor.
Furthermore, we only work with the finest professionals in the event services industry and have earned a well-deserved reputation for consistent excellence in talent, creativity and service.
I cannot express how grateful my husband and I are for Liz and her team! The planning process was so smooth - and the execution on our wedding day… Priceless! Lawrence was an absolute blessing and I can’t thank him enough. The entire reception was a party from start to finish! Everyone said it was the best band they have ever witnessed at a wedding, and as a wedding planner myself - I can 1000% confirm that is true! There main goal is to make sure everyone is dancing, and having the best time and they will make sure of it! We also hired Lawrence for piano during the ceremony and cocktail hour, then he played as a DJ during our after party - he kept the music alive for 6+ hours! He never missed a beat!
The Heartbeat Dance Band performed at our wedding this past labor day weekend and we could not have been happier! In the two dozen weddings I have been at with bands, they were far and away the best I have ever heard. We had no less than a dozen guests ask for the band’s name so they could recommend them for an upcoming wedding. We can’t recommend them enough for anyone considering a live band for their wedding. Bandleader/emcee Lawrence set the tone right away as a true master of ceremonies. He handled introductions and transitions as if he had known our families his whole life. Truly a class act and a hilarious character, keeping the night on schedule while adding some humor throughout. We hired a 9 piece band including horns for the reception, as well as a duet of Sax and piano for cocktail hour.The band sounded incredible throughout the evening, mixing motown classics and modern hits with ease. Shoutout to Bill on the saxaphone in particular for crushing it and keeping the energy high. The band kept the crowd engaged throughout the night, coming on to the dancefloor to play sax and guitar on a couple of occasions.The vocals and instrumentals were all fantastic. I had aunts and uncles come up to me during the reception to tell me the band sounded like the original LP as the covered classics. We probably had over 100 people on the dance floor for much of the 2 hour main set. In case it wasn’t clear that our guests couldn’t get enough of this band, they literally chanted for an encore, with the band delivering their request for “One more song, One more song!” by rocking the house with a rendition of “Shout!”. Behind the scenes, Liz was incredible helping us navigate figuring out what package made sense for us and helping us plan out the evening as we got closer to our big day. Everything went smoothly on the day of the event. The Heartbeat Dance Band professionalism is second to none and they made our wedding day a huge success. I hope one of our friends hires them at their wedding just so we can see them perform again! Can’t recommend them enough and wish them best of luck in the future.
Heartbeat is fabulous and all the guests at my wedding RAVED about their talent and performance. Heartbeat did an incredible job at our ceremony and reception - they are fun, flexible and on their A game! I also absolutely loved working with Liz (the manager of Ariel Music and Events). Liz is easy to work with and she is very professional. Overall, I couldn’t be happier with my decision to work with this exceptional team!
Where to begin besides saying WOW!!! We booked Heartbeat Dance Band for our wedding and they were PHENOMENAL! The dance floor wasn’t empty once the entire night! Our guests were blown away by how much fun the band was and are still telling us how much they loved the music . . so much so that TWO couples who attended our wedding later booked Heartbeat Dance Band for their weddings! The energy, the music choice, the sax . . . I could go on and on. We’ve been to many weddings before and after and haven’t seen a band like them. They read the room and your crowd to ensure everyone is having the time of their lives. Liz was also phenomenal to work with and super easy to get in touch with. If you want a show-stopping band for your wedding that guests will keep talking about for years to come, BOOK THIS BAND!
We hired the Heartbeat Dance Band for my son's wedding in September of this year and my family and friends are still raving about them. From the moment they started playing, everyone was on the dance floor. They are an extremely talented professional group of musicians with an extensive music list. Liz from Ariel Music was extremely helpful in the process. We could not have been happier with them and we highly recommend!!