Perfect Music for Weddings

Archive for 2008

Learn About Irish Fiddle Music for Weddings

Many people enjoy the lively and energetic sound of Irish fiddle music. An interesting fact about traditional Irish fiddle music is that it was meant to be played for joyous occasions like weddings and other special events. The fiddle is an important instrument in both traditional and modern Irish music. The fiddle is the same instrument as the violin but is played in a different style. For each region in Ireland, there is a different style of fiddling. The most well-known fiddle traditions are from Donegal, Sligo, Sliabh Luachra and Clare. Most people ...  

Tips and Ideas for Planning an Off-Season, Winter or Early Spring Wedding in Los Angeles and Southern California

In today’s unstable economic environment, we are all looking for ways to save money. While we don’t recommend cutting corners on certain aspects of your wedding, we do recommend you consider planning an off-season, winter or early spring wedding to help you save money. Wedding season takes place from May to October every year. During that time, wedding planners, wedding bands and wedding venues are booked solid. Because of supply and demand, sometimes the prices for these services tend to be more expensive than they are in the off-season, which takes place from October to April. Since the wedding season ...  

Learn About Bluegrass Mandolin Music for Weddings

While many people are familiar with the term “Bluegrass”, many still do not know that the mandolin is arguably the most important Bluegrass instrument there is. The mandolin is commonly associated with Italian music, the music of the Mediterranean and South America. This is rightfully so, as these regions’ music heavily features the mandolin. However, the mandolin is equally as important to American Bluegrass music. The first official Bluegrass band, Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys, prominently featured the mandolin. Bill Monroe, who is credited with the invention of Bluegrass music, played the mandolin in the Blue Grass ...  

Learn About Swing Music for Weddings

Live swing orchestras have become increasingly popular for wedding ceremonies and receptions in the last few years. This is due in part to the fact that many brides envision a wedding day with a touch of Old Hollywood class. Without a doubt, the best compliment to a vintage wedding is live swing music. Swing music was the most popular form of music from the mid-1930′s until well after the American involvement in World War II. It also experienced a revival in the late-1990′s with bands like the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, the Squirrel Nut Zippers and the Brian ...  

Wine & Roses Band Play at Getty Villa Art Show Opening for Jim Dine

On October 30th, 2008, The Wine and Roses Band performed at the world famous Getty Villa. The Getty Villa is an extension of the J. Paul Getty Museum, which is dedicated to the study of the arts and culture of ancient Greeks and Romans. The Getty Villa houses a great deal of Greek, Roman and Etruscan sculptures as well as other cultural artifacts. The Villa was designed to resemble the Village of the Papyri at Herculaneum, surrounded by Roman architecture and gardens. The band was hired to play for the art show opening for the world renowned ...  

Throw an Unforgettably Fun Holiday Party with Solo Violin Music

Although it may seem like Halloween has only just passed and Thanksgiving is still over three weeks away, before you know it the holiday season will be upon us. Right now is the perfect time for you to start planning your holiday party, whether it be for Christmas, Haunukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve or just to celebrate the spirit of the season. What better way to accent your fun holiday soiree than with live violin music from Solo Violin Music? Imagine gathering with all of your friends and family to hear your favorite holiday songs played ...  

Critically Acclaimed Jazz Violinist and Country Music Fiddler Mark O’Connor Plays at UCLA and Meets with Chris Murphy

We have even more exciting news for the fans, friends and clients of Perfect Music for Weddings: the artistic director and feature violinist, fiddler and composer for Perfect Music for Weddings (and member of the Silver Mountain Fiddle Band and the Sparrow Lane String Quartet), Chris Murphy, recently attended highly critically acclaimed violinist and fiddler Mark O’Conner’s performance at UCLA. He was fortunate enough to meet with Mark and discuss violin music and fiddle music. The two musical Renaissance men met and discussed Classical, Jazz, Folk and Bluegrass music. We at Perfect Music for Weddings were very excited ...  

Chris Murphy, Artistic Director of Perfect Music for Weddings, Plays Romantic Violin Music on the Ellen Degeneres Show

We have some very exciting news for fans, friends and clients of Perfect Music for Weddings: our artistic director and feature musician, Chris Murphy, made a live appearance on the Ellen Degeneres Show last week on October 15th, 2008. He played live violin music to accompany a skit about one of Ellen’s comedy writers, Lauren, on a romantic blind date. Ellen’s show features ongoing segments about Lauren, entitled “Days of Our Lauren.” The episode also included an interview with the talented young actress Dakota Fanning. Below, you can see Chris performing classically inspired violin music for Lauren’s ...  

Learn More About String Quartets and String Quartet Music

Are you curious to learn more about string quartets and string quartet music? The Sparrow Lane String Quartet has created this article to help our visitors learn the basic language of a string quartet as well as some essential music for string quartets. What is a String Quartet? Essentially, a string quartet is a combination of four stringed instruments playing together. However, string quartets traditionally consist of two violins, one viola and a cello. For more variety, string quartets can also consist of ensembles of guitarists, harpists, bassists or even a mandolin player. The combinations and ...  

Important Tips for Choosing and Working with Wedding Bands

Live music contributes a certain quality of atmosphere to any event and a wedding is the perfect event to be enhanced by it. While DJ’s may seem cost effective, there is a great deal a DJ cannot provide in terms of mood that a live wedding band can. With this in mind, let’s explore several important tips for choosing wedding bands and working with musicians that will help to aid your collaboration with your chosen wedding band so that you can work together to create a unique and inviting atmosphere for your wedding ceremony or reception. Let’s ...  
“The wedding was beautiful and the Wine and Roses duo was absolutely instrumental in making the event special, we loved everything they played and that we got TONS of comments about how great the processional sounded.”

—Mike & Logan, married December 3, 2011, The Smogg Shoppe, Los Angeles, CA

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