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THIS WEEK

Off to a good start with word that we won the "Couples Choice" award from Wedding Wire for the 6th year in a row. Thank you to all of our brides, grooms, planners, referral partners, musicians and DJ's for your support. 

Tuesday I'm playing for the residents at Concordia Luther in Mt. Lebanon.

Saturday I'm headed to Williamsburg VA to play Violin & DJ for a Wedding Ceremony and Reception

 

We will have performers at the Old Stone Church in Monroeville, The Lamplighter in Delmont, Marriott Aiport Hotel, Grand Concourse, Lingrow Farm in Leechburg, The Atrium in Prospect PA, Irons Mill Farmstead in New Wilmington, Longe Vue Club in Verona, Rustic Acres in Chippewa, James Gallery in the West End, The Chadwick in Wexford and Shady Elms Farm in Hickory PA.

Had a  blast doing a PopRock Electric Violin and DJ performance for the National Orchestra Festival Dinner Dance.  800+ middle and high school kids. They loved it.  Also, got to catch up with my friends and musical heroes like Christian Howes, Darol Anger, Mark Wood, Mark O'Connor, Matt Turner, Julie Lyonn Lieberman, Ken and Heather from Yamaha Electric Violins and many others.

CONGRATULATIONS

To Lauren & Stephen, Kim & Chris, Christina & Mike, Paige & Seth, Kate & Jeff, Adriana & Eric, Rebecca & John, Katie & Alex, Erin & Tommy, Danne & Hector, Melina & Joe, Nicole & Matt, Chelsea & Adam, Liza & Tony, Noreen & John, Heather & Ben, Kathryn & John, Lauren & Troy, Sara & Robert, Alli & Josh, Megan & Colin, Lori & Joe, Jason & Lynde, Sheena & Dom, Andrea & Ted, Allison & Matt, Courtney & Wayne, Danielle & William, Paige & Brandon and Jaime & Nick on their recent weddings.

THANKS TO

Rodef Shalom, Marriott Airport Hotel, Lemont, Duquesne Club Downtown, Armstrong Farms in Saxonburg, Longue Vue Club in Verona, North Park Boat House, Hofbrauhaus on the South Side, Westin Convention Center Hotel Downtown and the Mellon Park Walled Garden in Shadyside

for their hospitality and help with recent events.

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The Knot Best Of Weddings 2017

Our sixth year.

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RECENT RAVES

See The Knot and Wedding Wire for a bunch of new 5-star reviews I have not been able to post here yet.

"I just wanted to thank you again for being part of our day this past Saturday.  I am sorry I did not get the chance to make it down where you were playing, I kept getting held up by people during cocktail hour.  I saw you just as we were being announced into the reception.  I did however hear all the music being played and it was exceptional!  I can't tell you how many people came up to me and said how much they enjoyed the music and how good it was.  So I again just wanted to thank you for making our day so special."                                            Sara & Bill 5/20/17 Westin Convention Center Hotel  Piano and Violin Duo for Cocktails.

"Sarah played at our wedding and she was fantastic"

Erin & Tommy  St. Thomas a Beckett Jefferson Hills 5/6/17                                                                             Solo Violinist Sarah Garin

"Ron Molinaro, who is a strolling violinist with Steven Vance Entertainment, played during our cocktail hour at our wedding. I cannot express how many great comments and compliments we received about Ron playing. He's the perfect touch to a reception! Thanks again!"

Liza & Tony 4/29/17

Scottish Rite New Castle

Strolling Violinist Ron Molinaro

"I really wanted to say thank you for being a part of our big day! Sorry it was so crazy, I really wanted to stop over before you did leave. I think you did such a beautiful job and everyone had nothing but great things to say about you ! Thank you again!"

Heather and Benjamin Mull 4/21/17                   Willow Restaurant Camp Horne Road

Violinist Steven Vance

“Steven was very professional. He offered a wide range of options for us as we were in the planning stages. Our guests have given us so much feedback on how impressed they were with him and how much they enjoyed him. Steven really carried the evening for us with his electric violin for our cocktail hour, his strolling violin and professional emcee services during our dinner, and then as the DJ for our dancing part of our reception. He did a great job coordinating with our caterer and other vendors so he knew what was going and and when and he communicated that clearly to our guests. In addition, he happily took special requests, both from my daughter and son in law during the planning of the reception and also during the reception. I can not speak highly enough of how much we appreciated having him play such an important part of our daughter and son in law's wedding day. I appreciated how it was very evident that Steven wanted to provide the best possible experience for our evening as possible. I would highly recommend him without hesitation to anyone considering having him play a part in their wedding celebration.”                             Lorrie Mother of the Bride 3/25/17                           Pittsburgh Opera House The Strip District PopRock PopRock Violinist & DJ Steven Vance

Khory and I would just like to thank you again for your DJ-ing last night. The dance floor was packed all nightand we received many compliments about you. We also were surprised and delighted when we were handed a CD with the important songs on it from our wedding! Thank you so much,we truly appreciate it.”
Kaylynn and Khory Lion 3/25/17                       Crystal Ballroom  Days Inn Butler                             PopRock Violinist Joyce and DJ Mike Greca

"I just wanted to send you a message to tell you thank you one last time. You did a fantastic job. I will be sure to recommend you to anyone who needs a DJ. I loved all of the music selections you had. We even had people ask what your name was because they also thought you did a great job. The music can make or break a reception and I am very thankful we hired you"                                   Megan & Colin 2/25/17 Butler Country Club

Steven Vance PopRock Violin & DJ Package

“We loved the complete package with Nathan Goodrich He created the final symphony of music for our wedding! Our family and guests all mentioned him in point! "Hey the Violinist fantastic and what a great job" They also loved the music mix and DJ service that Nathan incorporated into the evening as part DJ service and Entertainment My suggestion is to spend an afternoon together as a couple - choosing your favorite songs and sharing everyone of them with Nathan, his artistic ear puts the evening together as it flows like a musical symphony of artists with the violinist acting as mistro really superb! We will use Nathan again for events other than weddings as he really knows how to read a crowd. He is engaging!”                                                                                    Joe & Lori Bosiljevac  2/25/17  Omni William Penn Hotel  PopRock Electric Violinist/DJ Nate Goodrich

 

"Steven Vance was absolutely wonderful and impressive. He was incredibly detailed, generous, and informative while planning the wedding. He met our needs exceptionally well and was very easy to work with, ensuring that all of our wants, preferences, and "must play" songs were met. Steven played strolling violin during the cocktail hour and during dinner at our reception. Our guests were amazed and excited at Steven's abilities. An incredible violin player, guests could request anything from Italian classics to new pop to the Ninja Turtle theme song, and Steven drew eyes and applause from each table. After dinner, our dance floor had couples of all ages dancing all night. We even extended the reception by an hour because we did not want to dim the energy that Steven's music helped create. If you are looking for a talented and impressive musician and DJ, you should truly consider Steven Vance. We definitely will for future occasions after experiencing his services at our wedding."

Ali & Michael  11/19/16  Marriott Airport Hotel Steven Vance Violin & DJ Package

"Steven Vance Entertainment was a pleasure to work with.
They always answered emails in a timely fashion and were helpful with suggestions. We used a duo for our ceremony music and it was perfect."

Julie & Scott 1/7/17 Westin Convention Center Hotel

Violin & Cello Duo

"Steven was great! Steven did everything for our wedding. He played the electric violin for the ceremony and cocktail hour, then turned into our DJ and kept our guests dancing all night long! We also used his company for our photobooth rental. It was so nice to deal with 1 single vendor for multiple items and he made everything very worry free. I would highly recommend him to anyone!"                                                                             Jerica & Greg 12/31/16 PNC Park                                          PopRock Violinist & DJ Steven Vance                             Slick Pic Photobooth

"Thank you so much for playing at our wedding ceremony! The music was beautiful and we received numerous compliments about you all!"

Joe & Megan  12/31/16  Westin Convention Center Hotel

Sapphire String Trio

"The String Duo was the perfect touch for our New Years Eve wedding ceremony. We wanted the ceremony to be very classical as the party started after the ceremony. I couldn't have dreamed of a better group than the String Duo! "                                   Shannon & Mike 12/31/17                                                     Bella Sera Canonsburg                                                                     Premium String Duo

"Great company to work with, Susan was so easy to work with and so flexible and John Garrick, our keyboardist, was fantastic and worked beautifully with the girl that sang in our wedding!"

Betsy & Glenn 12/31/17 DoubleTree Hotel Cranberry

Pianist John Garrick

"Booking with Steven Vance was great! Joe DeFazio played the piano at our ceremony. Joe was very helpful and provided us with information and suggestions. Joe played the piano beautifully! We are very happy we booked with Steven Vance!"

Amy & Daniel 12/23/17  Heinz History Center

Pianist Joe Defazio

"We had such a great time on Saturday! Your team did an excellent job, especially the Jazz trio. They set a wonderful atmosphere and were just really great!"

Carmeuse Inc. Holiday Party

12/10/16  Lemont

Cadillac Jazz Trio and DJ Anthony

"They were fantastic to work with, and super flexible with music choices!"

Christina & Andrew  12/10/17  Soldiers And Sailors Hall Oakland

AAA SD

“WOW. Just WOW. I had Steven play violin at my ceremony and cocktail hour and DJ dinner and the reception. He was PHENOMENAL. His playing was incredible, and he easily did anything we asked for. I mentioned to him that I was bummed I didn't get to hear him play at cocktail hour (we took pictures then) and he played a couple of extra songs for me at dinner so I could hear him! His playing was beautiful. Multiple guests commented how great his DJ'ing was too. He kept the night flowing, and he really read the crowd. Some DJ's play old songs at the beginning and new songs at the end, and that's it. Steven played a great mix throughout the night based off what the crowd was responding to. The dance floor was never empty because of him!”             Kelsey & Jeffery  11/5/16  Lemont Mt. Washington  Steven Vance Violin & DJ Package

"Nate Goodrich was incredible!! He was wonderful to work with. From start to finish it was so easy, and he provided us with great guidance and ideas. Guests are still talking about the strolling violin section of our cocktail hour. Once he changed to our DJ the dance floor was never empty. He kept our guests dancing the entire night. Thank you again Nate for being the soundtrack to an amazing night!!"                                                                               Jennie & Rob 11/5/16 Oglebay Resort                        Violinist & DJ Nate Goodrich

“I just wanted to write you quickly to tell you my experience using Mike Greca as my wedding DJ this past Saturday.  Mike was a pleasure to work with.  He made planning the structure of our reception go extremely smooth and took the stress off our shoulders.  He was very detail and timeline oriented, and didn't hesitate to point out any inconsistencies and conflicts in our timeline. Mike worked great alongside our caterer and photographer to move the night along without a single problem, and was courteous and helpful to our guests.  He played a great selection of tunes throughout the night and had people dancing the entire time!  I will highly recommend him and your firm to other people I know in need of DJ services.”

Alec & Caitlin 10/29/16 Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

DJ Mike Greca

“My husband and I got married on September 17, 2016.  Our DJ was Mike Greca & Joey Molinaro.  They were both phenomenal.  We can't thank you enough.  The violin was the perfect touch for our ceremony.  The music at our wedding was terrific!  Throughout the night we had many guests praising Mike and his music choices.  He was so kind and accommodating.  He definitely made our wedding one to remember.  We think we've had the best music out of all of the weddings we've been to.  The dance floor was pretty packed throughout the entire night.  Thank you again.”

Sarah and Brandon Huggins 9/17/16                    The Farmhouse Bethel Park

Violinist Joey Molinaro & DJ Mike Greca

“The string duo that played at our wedding was absolutely fantastic. All of our guest commented on the wonderful music during the ceremony. Our venue even reached out to us to ask for their info for other couples looking for a similar style. The group leader (Paul) had fantastic communication with us before and after the wedding day. He was open to the music we wanted played, as well as suggested wonderful music that would make a perfect combo of music to be played. Highly recommend this company!!!

Erica & Heather  8/13/16   Rustic Acres  Volant PA Premium String Duo

"Steven Vance is hands down the BEST!! He is extremely professional and amazingly talented. After reading the endless raving reviews about him and his team on the knot and watching videos of him performing, I knew I couldn't go with anyone else! He played the violin during cocktail hour and dinner, and I had chills the entire time. It was breathtaking and I could have sat and listened all night long. Steven was very good with accommodating the songs we wanted played and incorporating his own ideas for certain parts of the reception. He was also our DJ for the evening and played a great variety! Every song he picked was perfect, and he was so easy to work with. All of our guests were blown away with his talent. I could go on and on but needless to say, Steven made our wedding beautiful and unforgettable. He has my highest recommendation!"

Emily & Kyle 7/30/16  Phipps Conservatory

Steven Vance Violin/DJ/ Uplighting Package

“Jeff and I just wanted to thank you and Ryan for coming to play for our wedding ceremony yesterday!  We feel bad that we did not get the chance to see nor thank you in person but we loved the music!  We really appreciate you both taking this time to make our day special!”Leah & Jeff 8/6/16                               Mayernik Center North Hills                    AAA String Trio

"Thank you so very much for the beautiful music you played prior to, during and after Lauren & Rob's Wedding. I truly appreciate all that you played and the work you did with my daughter and her husband before the wedding. Wishing you the very best"

Arlene Mother of the Bride 7/17/16                  Wyndham Grand Hotel Downtown

Steven Vance Keystring Duo  Violin and Keyboards.

“Nate Goodrich did an amazing job at our wedding reception! He was so easy to work with, and very kind. He kept everyone on the dance floor and having fun all night long! We also had the trio play during the ceremony and Nate did a great strolling violin at cocktail hour. I received so many compliments on the amazing DJ and musicians!”Review on The Knot  July 2016                                    Violinist & DJ Nate Goodrich

"The ceremony was so beautiful for Bridget and Dan - The music played by Steve and the violinists was just perfect!!!
Everyone commented on how music and venue went perfect together."
Thank you both again for everything!!!

Grace, Bridget & Dan  AAA String Trio

7/9/16  Bramblewood McDonald PA

"From the very first phone call (FaceTime actually because he's that accommodating) Steven not only inspired confidence but had me totally at ease that he and his talent would execute the ceremony and reception just as envisioned. Steven was quickly able to assess our wedding style and personality, that combined with the wealth of resources on his site, made planning our ceremony and reception music the easiest part of the wedding. Steven truly manages your event, down to working with the other vendors to ensure a perfect celebration - he even lit candles a guest pointed out were unlit. Steven's ability to offer so many musical and entertainment options, saving you from working with multiple vendors is worthwhile enough but he is truly unparalleled in entertainment services and we will definitely use him again for other events."

Wedding Wire Review June 2016

Steven Vance Violin & DJ Package

"Sorry it has taken me so long to respond but Joe was FANTASTIC!! Our guests loved him and so did we. Just wish I got to see more is all!"                                        Amber & Eric 6/25/16                                             Lakeside United Methodist Church Dubios PA  PopRock Violinist Joseph Martin

"I didn't get a chance to speak to you at the wedding. I wanted to thank you for such an awesome job you did!!! I will definitely be recommending you to people. You made our day turn out perfect. Thanks so sooo much",
Amy & Bryan  6/18/16  Green Gables Jennerstown

Violinist Joyce W. and DJ Mike Greca

“Anthony and Joseph were amazing!! Joseph played the violin for our ceremony and cocktail hour and the music was just so beautiful and really made our ceremony so special and romantic. Anthony was the best DJ!! He played songs all night long that kept the dance floor crowded and everyone had a blast!! We even extended our reception time because everyone wanted to keep dancing!! He was excellent at keeping the flow the of reception with his MC skills and everything really went perfectly! They were easy to talk with and accommodating for what we wanted during our day. Overall it was just the absolute perfect day and we are so thankful that we chose Steven Vance DJ/Violin Package for our wedding!! Thank you all so much for your time and hard work to make our wedding day so incredibly special! We would highly recommend you guys!!!”     Kelsey & Ben               6/11/16 Linden Hall Dawson PA                                  PopRock Violinist Joseph Martin and DJ Anthony

“Ron did a GREAT job last night! Always a pleasure working with him

Eric Calvimontes  Wedding Planner  Divine Celebrations   5/28/16  Omni William Penn Hotel   Strolling Violinist Ron Molinaro

"I'm so impressed with Steve's rofessionalism and talent. Man, can he rock a violin.  I was more than satisfied with his dervices and will wholeheartedly recommend."

Kathy  5/23/16   Succop Conservancy

Solo/PopRock Violinist Steven Vance

"Steven Vance was the perfect addition to my wedding reception! We wanted an upbeat vibe for our cocktail hour so we chose the Cadillac Jazz Quartet (piano, bass, drums & saxophone) and they did not disappoint! Steve and his team asked me if I wanted any specific songs prior, but I trusted them and told them to play what they wanted. A lot of my guests told me the jazz was a great way to get the party started, but Steve offers an array of musical genres to choose from (classical, jazz, contemporary, etc.) and your choice of instruments. I highly recommend Steven Vance Entertainment! Not only are they super talented, but very professional and easy to work with!"

Casey & Jonathan 5/14/16 Omni Willam Penn Hotel Cadillac Jazz Trio

 

 

 

 

 

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