If the Straytones aren't the number one wedding band in America I don't know who is or who else would deserve the title.
There isn't enough room on the page for me to say just how excellent the band is and the same goes for Crowd Theory Entert...
ainment in general. I have worked in the music industry for twenty years and have seen every kind of cover, tribute, event, and wedding band, so I knew exactly what I didn't want for our wedding. What my wife and I wanted was a band that could play all the hits (from several eras) but have the feel of a true, original band, not a group of pieced together musicians that mindlessly play through songs every weekend. We got exactly what we wanted with the Straytones. The musicianship of every player (Sean on guitar & vocals, Heath on lead vocals, Vito on violin, Greg on drums, Frederico on bass, Glenn on sax and Dan on trumpet) was Top Par, studied, but fresh. This may be a dated reference, but at many points throughout our reception night I had flashes of the movie The Blues Brothers because of the pure energy and talent of the cast of musicians on stage. They blew the roof off, and no pair of feet was spared the uncontrollable urge to DANCE! I could go on about how the band's unique instrumentation lent itself to a sound so natural, joyful and rocking that the music almost took on "spiritual" undertones, but I suggest just watching their video and imagining how your friends and family will react to hearing it for the first time.
The guys learned three songs for us by request including one that was an original which I wrote for my wife as a surprise, and they played all of them perfectly. The band graciously allowed me to join them on stage to play the original song . Most people may not understand the tricky position a band is put in when someone asks if they can sit in or jam with the band, much less asks the band to learn a song that has never been heard by anyone before. But Sean did not flinch and was so supportive of the whole thing. He even Skyped with me a couple of weeks before the wedding to talk through notes for the song. After the wedding I wrote him:
"I never had any doubt that the show would kill but what I never could have envisioned is how kind and supportive you would be as the leader. I'm sure you know that part of your work when playing weddings means creating and cementing memories that people will carry with them the rest of their lives, but to agree to play an original song with some guy who you had never met before and let that guy pretend to be the main attraction for three minutes is so above and beyond what would ever be expected that I can't put into words how appreciative and blown away I am by you."
The love does not stop there, as Sean replied to this email with such kind words for me, our wedding and our guests, that it made my wife cry. Even after the gig is over this is a man who truly cares and is working his tail off to bring such great vibes and music to people.
If ever there was something that warranted a guarantee it is the Straytones. I guarantee that it will never be a bad decision for anyone to hire them.
As a professional company, Crowd Theory is exactly what anyone who books them would want. Sean is extremely responsive, adaptable, and down to earth. These traits come through in every one of the musicians he works with too.
Put simply, the Straytones and Sean made our wedding day. I sincerely cannot imagine the day without them.