TVK played an incredible set at our most recent Gala. They were early to arrive, fully set-up, and rocking before the party even started. Incredibly easy to work with, and beyond accommodating, I would hire them in an instant for our next gig. Matt R.
TVK was better than we ever imagined! Everyone danced and raved about the musicians! It was such an incredible night, thank you so much for being a part of it! Brittney and Nick
TVK was so very easy to work with and listened to all of our requests for the big day. They learned a new song for our wedding ceremony to ensure that we were happy with their services. I would strongly recommend working with Tom! He is very professional and accommodating with his team. Kayla
TVK is truly outstanding! My husband & I hired TVK to play at our wedding, and they truly kept the dance floor packed all night. Not only did they totally surprise us by singing our first dance song, but they played TWO encore songs!! From the singers to each musician we could of not asked for a better wedding band! They were accommodating, affordable & so responsive! Sally & Tom were so lovely to work with to organize a night full of good music! HIGHLY recommend this band- you will not be disappointed! Lyndsay
TVK was excellent overall. We booked well in advance of the wedding date, and got a very reasonable rate. Tom was very responsive and came to Chicago to meet with us on multiple occasions. The highlight of the wedding was when the band improvised and played an encore song for which my wife sang lead vocals. The crowd was really into the band, and the dance floor was packed all night! Dan
We hired TVK for my daughter's wedding at The Four Seasons, Chicago and they were amazing! Tom from TVK responds right away to emails and phone calls, and was extremely thorough in explaining pricing, etc. TVK is a first class band that is extremely experienced and plays ALL music genres. They know how to play everything and are extremely talented. All night long, we got compliments from guests on the band. Not only did they play for the reception (9 piece band)but they also took care of all of our ceremony music (strings, trumpet, etc) and our after party (DJ). There are so many things to worry about when planning a wedding but once we signed the contract with TVK, we felt so good because they were committed to making sure the reception ran smoothly. They played our entire requested song list which included contemporary dance songs, classics, R &B, a polka, the Hora, and tons more!! They announced the bride and groom, wedding party, cake cutting, first dance, dad-daughter dance, etc etc and just kept the party interesting and FUN. We had a huge dance floor and it was literally full the entire time. They even let my daughter (the bride) sing two songs with the band which was so much fun. I can't say enough good things about TVK...we searched for a band because we were very, very picky about the sound and professionalism of a band and they met all of our expectations. If you want a band that will go way beyond what you expect and be easy to communicate with, TVK is it! They are worth every single penny that we paid them! Thanks Tom and TVK! Lora
Excellent price and very responsive! Tom's son DJ's and did a terrific job with the after party. Book TVK if you want to have it all. Dan
We hired TVK for our smaller more intimate wedding (55 people) and they knocked it out of the park. Not only were they helpful in working with out budget, they were fantastic playing for the ceremony and the reception. They had all 55 guest on the dance floor from 7-midnight.
TVK played all the best songs of old and new hits. We couldn't recommend them enough for any and all occasions. If you are in search of a wedding band, this is THE only band to have. Kate
TVK Orchestra recently played at our company dinner/celebration and they were fantastic! This is the third year that we've hired TVK for our annual event. Their performance is always enjoyed by all of our guests, those who simply want to listen to a wonderful variety of professionally performed songs and those who choose to dance the night away. TVK always offers us the opportunity to choose the playlist from their huge selection of tunes and will also learn specific requests prior to the event. We are so happy to have found a musical group that we can always count on to provide quality entertainment!
TVK had all 250 guests on the dance floor until the very last minute they played. All ages absolutely raved about the music! Kathy
Tim and I cannot thank you enough for playing at our wedding in Milwaukee. You guys were absolutely amazing and all or guests could not stop stop raving about you all the next day. Our guests are still talking about you. Tom, you were such a pleasure to work with and totally eased any worries. We loved all the songs that were played and thank you so much for letting us come up on stage to sing Mony Mony! We wish we could do it all over again because it was so much fun! Johanna and Tim
We just got back from our honeymoon a few days ago and got your lovely note...we are the ones who should be thanking you!! The band was fantastic--everyone has told us it was the highlight of the night. We are so thrilled with how everything turned out, from the ceremony through the end of the night. You were so great to work with, and your band is so talented. We will definitely be recommending you to friends!
Thanks for making our wedding so much fun, and have a great holiday season. Stacy & Tim
Music was one of the most important parts of of wedding. Amazing venue, great bar that never closes, and the best possible live band. If you are able to afford a live band and want to set the bar high for family and friends future weddings, hire TVK and you will have everyone talking for years to come how great your wedding was. Save on the food, and the venue cost and spend the little extra and hire TVK. We interviewed about 6 groups while we were planning our wedding and choose TVK because of the personal attention Tom and sally gave us. They are great people and the entire band are amazing both personally and professionally. We will definitely book TVK again whenever we need a live band. David & Shauna
Thank you so much for everything you did and helped us with throughout the planning process. Everything on Saturday was absolutely perfect!! Everyone loved the band and so did we! And the ceremony music was gorgeous!
Thank you thank you thank you!!!! - Lauren & Evan
Just wanted to say thank you to you and your incredible band for an amazing evening!! It was truly spectacular! All of our guests were so impressed and enjoyed themselves! You helped us make our special day that much more fun! Sincerely appreciate it and will recommend you to many in the future! Courtney
Thank you SO much for being a part of our wedding this past weekend. The music was absolutely amazing from the ceremony all the way through the last DJ set. The dancefloor was packed the entire time and us and our guests had so much fun dancing the night away. We received a ton of compliments on the music and how high energy the band was. Thank you for being an integral part of making our wedding such a memorable night! It was a pleasure working with you and we will not hesitate to recommend TVK to any of our friends in search of a wedding band in the future.
Thank you again!!! Christina & Doug
We want to thank you for the wonderful job you did at our wedding. We have gotten endless compliments from absolutely everyone. We knew we made the right decision when our 90 year old grandmother loved the music as much as our 30 year old friends. We were so impressed with our first dance song especially, that is something we will never forget! The music during the cocktail hour was perfect for the setting as well.The dance floor was packed all night and that is exactly what we wanted. You were so easy to work with and we hope to work with you again in the future, we cannot thank you enough! Alex and Kelsey
We just wanted to let you know it was a pleasure to work with you for Taylor and Jake's wedding. The music was great and you played so everyone was on the dance floor all night. We appreciate that you came to Des Moines to share in our special weekend.
Thanks again, Marsha Wiggins
Thank you so very much for the fabulous job you and your band did at our wedding. Everything was just perfect, and we couldn't have been happier. It was wonderful to see the dance floor filled to the brim the entire evening, and it's always a good sign when no one wants the dancing to end. It was a pleasure to work with you and we will definitely recommend you to anyone looking for some great music and great people to work with. Thank you for making our day such a special one. We are truly grateful!! Sherri & Bob Jordan
Thank you so much for performing at our wedding! The dance floor was packed all night and we got a ton of compliments about you guys. You were amazing and we couldn't have been happier to have you. Thanks again for everything! Brian and Katie
Thank you again for an incredible performance at Jordan and Deanna's wedding!!! We have received many compliments about your band and how much fun the wedding was, in large part because of the band. The music was outstanding and the song choices - especially American Pie - really allowed our celebration to be memorable.
Moreover, your kind gesture to let Deanna sing and Jordan play the guitar was one of the highlights of the evening. I am sure that is one of the things we will remember most.
Much appreciation from us. I hope our paths cross again in the not too distant future. Jeff and Gwen
Wow! Oh what a night...You guys were the best band and our 215 guests agree but you already know that because they were all on the dance floor! You were right when you said you read the crowd to see what gets everyone going. Thank you for all you did to make our wedding such a wonderful celebration! You all exceeded our expectations. Mary and Fred
Your band has been the talk of all of our friends and family. The music was absolutely perfect and our friends cannot stop talking about how great you guys were. I have already received a request for information from a friend who wants to use you for her wedding this summer. THANK YOU! Anne and Jeff
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!!! Carmen
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. Jaclyn
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! April
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. Andrew
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
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