Cocktail and dinner choices that will be fresh for your guests and allow you to show your personality!
Tropical House–This is my new favourite for a cool summer cocktail party on the patio of one of Toronto’s awesome venues. Up-tempo and fresh there is a good chance your friends have not heard this before and will be coming up to ask us what it is so they can add it to their Spotify rotation.
Postmodern Jukebox–Want a classic twist on recognizable songs from your life? Check out the library of Post-modern Jukebox on YouTube and yes, YouTube is the place because the crew at Postmodern Jukebox don’t just play these songs, they live it out for real and the videos are amazing!
Piano Guys–Hard to believe it has only been 7 years since the release of “The Piano Guys” but their music started a huge trend in Classical Crossover music. Great for pre-ceremony or dinner music, when it is played in the background and not meant to take over.
Ratpack Crooners–Dinner and cocktail favourites since when I started in 1987. These guys just don’t get tired and if Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin are not your thing, you can also put in Michael Bublé, Norah Jones and Diana Krall to freshen it up.
Vitamin String Quartet–They have exploded with a library of thousands of string covers of anything you can imagine. “Vitamin String Quartet is about applying rock n’ roll attitude to classical technique,” says Tom Tally, a violist and arranger who has performed on and produced over fifty Vitamin String Quartet albums. Go to your music service of choice and there will be VSQ covers of everything from Metal to Alternative and Top 40. Great for pre-ceremony, cocktails and dinner. We love the look of shock when someone is listening and then realizes we are playing a cover of Nine Inch Nails or Nirvana during pre-ceremony and grandma just thinks it is beautiful string quartet dinner music. Check out our Blog Post about the Top String Quartet Covers your guests will love.
Brazilian Samba and Bossa nova–Noting says summer like the smooth sounds of João Gilberto and the more contemporary take from his daughter Bebel Gilberto Take a listen, maybe it is right for you.