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Music to Celebrate a Beginning...

Photo By: Seth Jacobsen
Photo By: Seth Jacobsen

Nancy Paolino & the Black Tie Band is best when performing for groups that are diverse in age and background...creating a wonderful balance between elegance and fun. From your flower girl to your Grandmother, you'll find your memories of your wedding will be of dancing and laughter with family and friends. When you consider your guest list, you'll probably agree that what is needed is a professional musical group with an extensive playlist. We'll let our playlist speak for itself.

We are very proud to be recognized by two major national wedding magazines as well as a very prestigious Rhode Island publication. After interviewing hundreds of wedding experts, Modern Bride compiled a listing of the most popular and talented entertainers in the country. We have appeared on this list two years in a row! And we are very happy to have been chosen by the readers of The Knot Magazine year after year as one of their "BEST PICKS."  Our latest press is from Rhode Island Monthly Bride publication. We are noted as "not just another wedding band" and "a wedding band that rocks."

You can also find our mention in a brand new book titled "Not My Mother's Wedding" written by one of our clients and her mom. Kate Brennan and Maureen Chapdelaine wrote a humorous story of surviving the generation gap as mother and daughter plan the perfect wedding. We would like to thank them for the acknowledgement and wish them all the best!

The best testament to any entertainer is a repeat performance. Over the years, we've had the absolute pleasure of becoming a fixture in certain families' celebrations. We have had the opportunity to perform for FIVE weddings that Joyce Riley has planned for her children. Then the Gannons, the Keatings, the McCleans and Twomeys are all tied at three weddings each. There are many clients that are working towards the record but for now, the Rileys have it!

We understand that you have many choices when selecting entertainment for your event. We always recommend that you research your bands of interest well. The Black Tie Band performs LIVE. There are bands that utilize pre-recorded tracks and "play along" with musical background in karaoke style. The Black Tie Band is a group of professional, full-time musicians that take pride in producing music in real time.

The BTB accepts only one booking per evening and would never dilute the band with "fill ins" to accommodate more than one event. Our players work together as a well rehearsed unit not as a group of musicians placed in a "custom taylored" ensemble. "Custom taylored," in this case, means utilizing musicians for an ensemble that may have never worked together before.

A live band can enhance an environment like nothing else. Great music never goes out of style. When the music is performed live with precision and energy – true to its original form – the experience becomes a memorable event. You'll be encouraged to view our playlist and make selections according to your favorites as well as what you think your guests would enjoy. You'll be able to relax and enjoy your carefully planned wedding knowing that whether the music was written yesterday or decades ago, the BTB is ready to perform for every audience it encounters.