We absolutely loved having Tiana and the Republic of Music at our wedding! You need to book them for yours too! Our experience with them was truly phenomenal from start to finish,
ROM was initially referred to us by a friend who is a senior e...
xecutive at Live Nation specializing in large corporate events. Now that’s a serious referral! If you don’t take our word for it, then take hers.
We spoke to Tiana on the phone, and after a few emails we signed the contract and were off to the races. Leading up to our wedding, all of the planning was super smooth. Tiana was very well organized and extremely responsive. We spoke to her numerous times via phone, email, and text. She walked us through every step and made sure that even the smallest details were thought through. We loved how everything was a template in Google Docs, which made her “homework” assignments for us super easy to understand and get through.
For our wedding, we wanted band karaoke focusing on 80s and 90s pop songs. Our wedding and reception was fairly casual at local winery in San Diego. And, we didn’t have a ton of space, so we didn’t want it to be super loud and overwhelming. ROM toned down some of “rock concert” vibe, and made it into a classy, fun, and super interactive experience for everyone.
Keeping everyone engaged and having fun wasn’t going to be easy because our wedding was super diverse - older Korean family from the East Coast, older Eastern European family from the Mid-West, LA hipsters, Hollywood actors, writers, producers, etc. It was important to us that everyone - EVERYONE - could participate and enjoy themselves. Which, of course, they did!
The bride’s 90 year old grandfather got up and sang Mack the Knife… and later, they did a totally off-script, multi-song jam with one of our guests who is the star of a hit TV show, but also a legitimately talented singer. It was like being at a concert and a special guest comes out. Talk about musical range! Tiana and the band kept up the energy and hit every note. It looked and sounded spectacular.
Tiana and the band are so talented, creative, and still super professional and organized - how often do you see that combination? They were the life of the party, and our wedding was a huge hit with all of our guests largely due to ROM.
We would whole-heartedly say that ROM is worth every dime of the money we spent. We wouldn’t change a thing, and work with them again in a heartbeat! Who knows, maybe for an anniversary party? :)