THE DANCING QUEEN AND ANDY KUSHNER ENTERTAINMENT

Bride Blogger Kimberly tells us how she , Will, and their guests will be getting down on the big day…Music + Dancing = Fun! This is one of the elements I have been looking forward to delving into for a long time. One of the things that I have never understood is why people don’t take advantage of the music provided to them during a wedding reception? Personally, this has always been one of my favorite elements, and because of this, I’m going to make sure that everyone is up and dancing at some point during my reception because I know I will!In order to make sure everyone has s good time, my challenge is to make sure that there is music that everyone can shake a tail feather to. For the people that are friends of me and my significant other, it will be a piece of cake. Everyone else not in the 25 – 40 age brackets; we might be up for a bit of a challenge finding something everyone can enjoy.

First things first – Band or DJ? While there are pros/cons to both, it ultimately comes down to personal taste. While Will prefers the DJ experience, I really wanted to have the chance to give guests the experience of having both. While my parents haven’t really said much during the planning process, they did let me know their strong preference toward live music and were generous enough to give a little extra towards my musician fund so this could happen (thanks guys!). Due to their generosity I am now able to look for vendors that have both a DJ (got to keep the groom happy!) and band services.After taking advantage of different bridal shows offering the opportunity to listen to band/DJ combos and reading local bridal magazines, I made a selection that I believe will satisfy us, our parents, and guests alike.  Andy Kushner Entertainment has the distinction of being not only the manager and owner of four different bands (SoundConnection, Marquise, SoundNation, and Rhythm6) but he is also a band member too.

It’s so hard not to fall in love with Andy when you first meet him. He’s got a personality that really makes you want to have him at your party – outgoing and energetic; just like his bands. His passion for music in general was evident during our conversation and especially when he described their different styles. No matter what music genre they specialize in, they all have one thing in common – their passion for audience participation. Speaking of audience participation, Andy also has some DJ’s that will appeal to Will so that he can have the club “experience” he’s looking for as well.Andy was able to pair our specialized musical needs (R&B/Motown/Hip-Hop/Top 40) with his talented musicians, and in the end we decided Sound Connection along with one of Andy’s DJ’s will be responsible for keeping the party moving.   I’ll be that girl ABBA aptly described in their song “Dancing Queen” – “See that girl, watch that scene, dig in the Dancing Queen”, and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

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