From the moment with met with Robin Ross, we felt an instant connection. She was warm, welcoming, embraced our ideas and offered her own suggestions. I am a firm believer in being comfortable with your main point of contact before signing a con...
tract. We spoke about the various types of music we like and then she showed us some videos featuring Chevy Chevis of Carnegie Hill. Chevy was singing Alicia Keys and within seconds, I was amazed, wanting to hear more and not to mention instantly sold. I wasn't watching the traditional wedding singer, I was watching a performance. Despite being reluctant to bands in the past and somewhat skeptical of the value for what it costs, prior to leaving I told Robin to prepare a contract. In addition to making my fiancé happy, I knew that hiring Chevy and Carnegie Hill would make our wedding absolutely amazing, giving our guests something they've never seen before making our wedding forever memorable.
About a month before the wedding we met Chevy and we were greeted with hugs. Chevy is truly amazing. The energy and passion we saw on the video was now directly in front of us and was contagious. She is truly a dynamic person with an amazing aura around her. We met with her team (Kelli, Caleigh) to discuss the types of music we wanted played, along with a do not play list. We also discussed music for the cocktail hour (we went with a collection of modern day music played instrumentally). We also selected the music for ceremony and reception processions. This meeting was great. It was a true round table collaboration which allowed us to share our ideas, receive additional ideas, and truly got us excited about the wedding.
The day of the event the band did not disappoint us. The word band is not the correct word to describe them. They are performers. It's almost like being at a performance instead of a wedding. The members that preformed at the cocktail hour were also amazing. Several times during the wedding, Chevy and band members came off the stage to sing and dance with our guests. My fiancé wanted to dedicate a song to me and he worked with Chevy and she sang Michael Jackson's "I'll Be There" and customized the lyrics. It was amazing! I felt so special to have Chevy serenade me.
The band played the mix of songs we discussed, along with a few mash-ups, and even some duets! Especially during dinner, they performed on the dance floor and it was just like watching a show.
For the last song Chevy performed Tina Turner's "Proud Mary" and she brought the house down. The band played an extended version, Chevy came onto the dance floor and the energy and passion of her performance bought all our guests to their feet. It was truly amazing and will also be forever memorable.
All of our guests raved about how amazing the Band was. They never seen anything like it. They also used the word performance to describe them. Many guests also stated they preferred Chevy's performance of the song to the original!
I would highly recommend Element Music and especially Carnegie Hill. Let's be the honest the three most important factors in wedding planning is the venue, the food, and the entertainment. These are the things your guests will remember. Having selected Carnegie Hill our guests will always remember our wedding as one of the best they've ever attended!! Thank you Robin, Chevy and the entire Band for giving us memories that we will forever treasure.
- Brian and Michael