TVK Orchestra was exceptional! We had our wedding December 2016 at Hotel Baker. The summer of 2015 our sister hired them for her wedding - and we decided to do the same. Our mom performed Cabaret with the orchestra - and it was outstanding. In a world where everything is digitized - your wedding should be an experience of a lifetime - and going with a live orchestra is the way to go. We met with Tom several times - and he also met us at the venue - just to go over logistics - and that was time well spent. If you want a truly amazing experience - hire them. We had a 9 piece orchestra - and then included an additional guitar at the last minute - and they were able to accommodate all of our requests. TVK Orchestra will work with your venue - and create a timeline for you to work with. THANK YOU TVK ORCHESTRA!!!
Tom and the TVK Band are Phenomenal! We found them on Yelp and hired them for our 10-15-16 wedding. We had a string trio for our ceremony and a 9 piece band for our reception at the First United Methodist Church of Chicago and The Palmer House. Each Member was nothing but excellent! We so respect each of the musicians and vocalists talent! The ceremony music was so beautiful and the reception band kept the dance floor PACKED allllll night! Tom and the TVK band are by FAR the best in Chicago!! Thank you so much for everything!
We knew one of the areas we were willing to "splurge" on was hiring a band instead of a DJ. My husband's parents and brother had attended a wedding where TVK Orchestra played and they had glowing recommendations, but we still researched a few other options. In the end, no other band offered the same value and quality as TVK — so we booked them in January for our November wedding. And we are SO GLAD we did! Consummate professionals, high-energy, and so talented. TVK provided a perfect string trio for our ceremony and a supremely amazing 5-piece band and three talented singers for our reception. The dance floor was packed the entire night, and our guests raved about the great variety and energy that a live band brings. Thank you, TVK, for a unforgettable night
April and I wanted to take a moment to thank you for all of the coordination with the band for our wedding. It truly was the wedding of our dreams and you and your team definitely helped to make that dream come true.
- April and Jeff
I agree with every review written on this site. TVK Orchestra is the one thing you need to complete the most unbelievable wedding reception you will ever have. Where do I start... 1) Professional - Tom took the time to drive to Milwaukee to meet with us IN PERSON for 30minutes, during rush hour! Who does that?! He made it his goal from day 1 to make this event as much about us and as amazing for us as possible. He coordinated with the other vendors to ensure his time line matched theirs. He took the time to get to know every aspect of our wedding. Top notch. 2) Flexible - Throughout the entire wedding reception the band was always receptive to everything that was happening. Whether that was when to announce different events throughout the night, letting our family members play the drums during "Superstition" or sing "Satisfaction," or letting us hand out glow in the dark tambourines during the dance party, they were accommodating at every venture. 3) Musicians - This band sounds amazing. They will not only learn just about any song that you ask them too, but they'll play it like you've never heard it. They learned "That Girl" by Justin Timberlake for our first dance. They played these amazing medleys of songs during our dance party. Bottom line is, they have it all. You will not be disappointed. I can't tell you how many people have told me since the wedding that our wedding was one of the best they have ever been to (including one person who found it more fun than his own... haha). I would highly recommend them, and I would hire them again in a heart beat.
I just wanted to drop a personal note of thanks to you and your staff for an amazing wedding night. Casey and I have had so many compliments about the whole wedding and, in particular, our fantastic band! Your staff did a phenomenal job and the bride and groom could not be more pleased. The dance floor was fully occupied and a great time was had by all. What a fantastic celebration!
From the bottom of our hearts we thank you again for making this event one to remember. We have had many requests for your contact information and have happily passed it along.
- Casey and Lori
Beth and I wanted to send you a quick note to say how much we enjoyed TVK. They were absolutely amazing and we received so many compliments from our guests about their performance.
We were wondering if you or the band can send over a signed copy of the set list. We would love to have that as one of our wedding memories. TVK went above and beyond.
- Andrew and Beth
The music was phenonimal! You kept the crowd going all night. The singers were amazing. I will highly recommend you!
Wow, THANK YOU!! Craig and I cannot thank TVK enough for all of the music on our wedding day! The string music was absolutely gorgeous and spot on, as was the piano music during dinner. As for the band, whoa, we were absolutely blown away! Even better than we could have imagined, which is saying so much. Tom, you were such a pro to work with and you helped make our wedding day so special. Music is such an important part of our lives and you provided one incredible soundtrack for us. We can't thank you enough for playing all of the songs we requested (and more!) and it made our day that we could walk back down the aisle as husband and wife to a song that means so much to us - thank you, thank you, thank you for making "This Must Be The Place" happen. We were beyond thrilled to hear it and it was perfect!! Besides getting married, all we wanted on our wedding day was a packed dance floor and boy was it ever. We had such a fun time dancing the night away and we owe all of that to you! Judging by the dance floor, I think it's safe to say that everyone had a great time. We received soooo many compliments on the band - I will be letting every newly engaged couple know about TVK! Thank you, thank you, thank you……we had the best day of our lives and we can't thank you enough for being a part of it.
Andrea and Craig
I cannot say enough good things about TVK Orchestra. Booking TVK is one of the first things we did and probably the very best! My friend recommended TVK to us after she heard them play another wedding.
Our dance floor was PACKED from the minute TVK started until 12:30a when they ended the music. Choosing the band was such a big and important decision for us because we wanted our wedding reception to be a really fun party. And a big, really fun party it certainly was, thanks to TVK! I would recommend this band to every bride one hundred times over. On a day when logistics matter and you really want to be able to rely on the vendors, TVK is the perfect band. We never had any worries about our band thanks to Tom's prompt and polite responses and ability to work within our budget to create the perfect sound. My husband and I, along with our entire family, are just so thrilled with the big party that was our wedding reception. We owe so much of that fun vibe to Tom and TVK!
- Caitlyn & Luke
We had our daughter's wedding at Cafe Brauer. We researched alot of bands are were very happy with Tom and TVK! We also hired his string quartet for the ceremony and jazz ensemble for cocktail hour and they were excellent. The dance floor was packed the entire evening. My husband and daughter danced to "Unforgettable" and it was beautiful! Received numerous compliments from our guest! Thank you TVK for an exceptional evening!
I GOOGLED WEDDING BANDS IN CHICAGO AND I AM SO GLAD TVK ORCHESTRA WAS HIGHLIGHTED! MY SON AND DAUGHTER IN LAW WERE MARRIED AT CAFE BRAUER. THE DANCE FLOOR WAS NEVER EMPTY AND OUR GUESTS COULDN'T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THEM. VERY PROFESSIONAL, AND THEIR MUSIC WAS JUST WHAT WE WERE LOOKING FOR. GREAT!
We knew TVK Orchestra had exactly the sound we were hoping for from just the first two songs were heard from them. Classic brass, stunning vocalists, and an energy which you just can’t describe when you listen to them play. We met with Tom shortly after hearing their demo, and he came to our apartment to talk through the details and learn more about what they can offer. Their set list was so amazingly extensive and Tom encouraged us to let us know which were our favorites, or least favorites, and they would be happy to accommodate.
We ended up with a short list of must haves and must nots, a new custom song for our first dance, but otherwise we liked the idea of letting them feel out the vibe of the crowd and react accordingly when it came to choosing the next song. And we couldn’t have made a better choice, as they kept the energy through the roof, and the dance floor packed all night! We can’t thank Tom and the Orchestra enough for everything, and even now 5 weeks later, we continue to get compliments on how great the band was on our big day! Thanks for everything TVK!!!
- Katy and Steve
TVK Orchestra is amazing!! They kept our wedding guests dancing until 1:00am. Our dance floor was packed the entire night. Not only are they great musicians, they are great to work with. Tom is very sincere and will work with you to make your event be the best night it can be! Tom and his musicians were open to me playing a song with them for my groom. It is one of our favorite wedding night memories. Our guests have been talking about how great TVK Orchestra was the night of our wedding and I'm confident they'll be talking about it for a long time to come. -- Melissa and Jamie
TVK IS FANTASTIC AND THEIR MUSIC WAS INCREDIBLE AT OUR WEDDING! THEY ARE THE BEST WEDDING BAND I HAD SEEN WHEN LOOKING FOR ONE. ALSO, THEY WERE THE EASIEST WEDDING VENDOR TO WORK WITH THANKS TO TOM, A BIG BONUS.
My son got married on June 27, 2015. I can't say enough about TVK Orchestra. According to my son, very easy to work with, including learning songs he and his bride wanted that weren't in their repertoire. They had songs of every genre for every generation and they were all done so well! You would swear the original artist was performing. Finally, I believe that if the party is important to you on your occasion, a live band can make all the difference. TVK made my son's reception one I'll never forget.
- Donna M.