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"A Thousand Years" PopRock Cellist Younga

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Heartstrings Quartet plays "Over The Rainbow"

THIS WEEK

Have a few days off so I'm going to Columbus OH Wednesday to see Real Madrid play Paris St. Germain in the Champions League series.  Hoping Cristiano Ronaldo will play. Can you say Gooooooooooooal ?

Friday I'm running up to Meadville to play a Sweethearts Dinner for Wesbury Village.

Saturday I'm at Phipps Conservatory where I will be doing a Violin & DJ Package with Uplighting for a Wedding Reception.

Sunday I am back at Lingrow Farm in Leech burg to play PopRock Electric Violin for a Wedding ceremony and Reception.

We will also have performers at Succop Conservancy in Butler, Stage AE, Destiny Hill Farm in Washington P, Phipps Conservatory in Oakland, Botanic Gardens in Oakdale, Quicksilver Gold Club in Midway and the Grande Estate in Freeport.

CONGRATULATIONS

To Lisa & Bryan, Lindsay & Dave, Megan & Nate, Adam & Lu, Lauren & Steve, Bridget & Dan, Stephanie & Brad, Shannon & Nick, Gabby & Mike, Amanda & Eric, Rachel and Joe, Melissa & Rich, Sari & Alon , Sara & Jon, Anna & Ben, and Heather & Felino on their recent weddings as well as Robert & Mary on their 30th Anniversary and Dorothy on her 100th Birthday.

THANKS TO

Succop Conservancy in Butler, Stage AE, Wedding Planner Natalie Berger, Lingrow Farm, Shayla Hawkins Events (two different weddings), Pittsburgh Field Club, The PAA in Oakland, Heinz Chapel, Childrens Hospital, Moon Parks, Destiny Hill Farm in Washington, Phipps Conservatory in Oakland, Botanic Gardens in Oakdale, Quicksilver Gold Club in Midway, Grande Estate in Freeport, Montour Heights Country Club, Fox Chapel Golf Club, Phipps Conservatory, Lewis Family Farm in Rochester PA, Succop Conservancy, St. Nicholas Greek Church in Oakland, Bramblewood in McDonald PA, Schenley Park Plaza in Oakland, Embassy Suites Hotel in Moon, Armstrong Farms in Saxonburg, Willow Room in Belle Vernon and Nemacolin Woodlands Resort for their hospitality and help with recent events.

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RECENT RAVES

“Nate Goodrich did an amazing job at our wedding reception! He was so easy to work with, and very kind. He kept everyone on the dance floor and having fun all night long! We also had the trio play during the ceremony and Nate did a great strolling violin at cocktail hour. I received so many compliments on the amazing DJ and musicians!”Review on The Knot  July 2016                                    Violinist & DJ Nate Goodrich

"The ceremony was so beautiful for Bridget and Dan - The music played by Steve and the violinists was just perfect!!!
Everyone commented on how music and venue went perfect together."
Thank you both again for everything!!!

Grace, Bridget & Dan  AAA String Trio

7/9/16  Bramblewood McDonald PA

"From the very first phone call (FaceTime actually because he's that accommodating) Steven not only inspired confidence but had me totally at ease that he and his talent would execute the ceremony and reception just as envisioned. Steven was quickly able to assess our wedding style and personality, that combined with the wealth of resources on his site, made planning our ceremony and reception music the easiest part of the wedding. Steven truly manages your event, down to working with the other vendors to ensure a perfect celebration - he even lit candles a guest pointed out were unlit. Steven's ability to offer so many musical and entertainment options, saving you from working with multiple vendors is worthwhile enough but he is truly unparalleled in entertainment services and we will definitely use him again for other events."

Wedding Wire Review June 2016

Steven Vance Violin & DJ Package

"Sorry it has taken me so long to respond but Joe was FANTASTIC!! Our guests loved him and so did we. Just wish I got to see more is all!"                                        Amber & Eric 6/25/16                                             Lakeside United Methodist Church Dubios PA  PopRock Violinist Joseph Martin

"I didn't get a chance to speak to you at the wedding. I wanted to thank you for such an awesome job you did!!! I will definitely be recommending you to people. You made our day turn out perfect. Thanks so sooo much",
Amy & Bryan  6/18/16  Green Gables Jennerstown

Violinist Joyce W. and DJ Mike Greca

“Anthony and Joseph were amazing!! Joseph played the violin for our ceremony and cocktail hour and the music was just so beautiful and really made our ceremony so special and romantic. Anthony was the best DJ!! He played songs all night long that kept the dance floor crowded and everyone had a blast!! We even extended our reception time because everyone wanted to keep dancing!! He was excellent at keeping the flow the of reception with his MC skills and everything really went perfectly! They were easy to talk with and accommodating for what we wanted during our day. Overall it was just the absolute perfect day and we are so thankful that we chose Steven Vance DJ/Violin Package for our wedding!! Thank you all so much for your time and hard work to make our wedding day so incredibly special! We would highly recommend you guys!!!”     Kelsey & Ben               6/11/16 Linden Hall Dawson PA                                  PopRock Violinist Joseph Martin and DJ Anthony

“Ron did a GREAT job last night! Always a pleasure working with him

Eric Calvimontes  Wedding Planner  Divine Celebrations   5/28/16  Omni William Penn Hotel   Strolling Violinist Ron Molinaro

"I'm so impressed with Steve's rofessionalism and talent. Man, can he rock a violin.  I was more than satisfied with his dervices and will wholeheartedly recommend."

Kathy  5/23/16   Succop Conservancy

Solo/PopRock Violinist Steven Vance

"Steven Vance was the perfect addition to my wedding reception! We wanted an upbeat vibe for our cocktail hour so we chose the Cadillac Jazz Quartet (piano, bass, drums & saxophone) and they did not disappoint! Steve and his team asked me if I wanted any specific songs prior, but I trusted them and told them to play what they wanted. A lot of my guests told me the jazz was a great way to get the party started, but Steve offers an array of musical genres to choose from (classical, jazz, contemporary, etc.) and your choice of instruments. I highly recommend Steven Vance Entertainment! Not only are they super talented, but very professional and easy to work with!"

Casey & Jonathan 5/14/16 Omni Willam Penn Hotel Cadillac Jazz Trio

“We decided on the Steven Vance Violin and DJ Package for our recent wedding at the Hyeholde. Both Charles May and DJ Anthony were awesome and our guests enjoyed the music selections. The violin music for the ceremony and dinner was loved by all. Very professional; I would highly recommend Steven Vance.” Greg & Chris 5/14/16  Hyeholde Moon Twp.  Violinist Charles May and DJ Anthony

“Steven recently played at our wedding in April and was an absolute hit! He performed at our ceremony and cocktail hour and then was the DJ during dinner/reception. People are still complimenting us on how great everything was. Everything flowed really well during both the ceremony and the reception. He was very professional and helpful throughout the whole process. Thanks again Steven!”                                                    Bailee & Ryan  4/22/16  The Chadwick              Steven Vance Violin & DJ Package

“We had a violin and keyboard for our ceremony and cocktail hour, strolling violin during dinner and DJ for the reception. Steven was so professional and answered all of our question. The violin and keyboard were the perfect touch to the ceremony, cocktail hour and dinner! Everyone loved it! It kept the momentum going. Steven was also an amazing DJ. Our dance floor was packed the entire night! We gave him a vague idea of what type of music we wanted and he hit it out of the park! He knew exactly what would work with our group!”

Claire & Tim  3/26/16  Lemont

Keystring Duo  (Violin & Keyboards), Strolling Violin & DJ Steven Vance

“The ceremony music provided by Steven Vance's company was great! It added such a special touch to our day! Joyce helped us to create a great song list by asking what we would like but also providing suggestions. Working with her was very easy and she was very responsive. I would highly recommend Steven Vance for your wedding or special day.”                                  Ashley & Matt  Bella Sera 3/19/16                  PopRock Violinist Joyce W.

“Steve- you were awesome and set the tone for a pleasant and nice wedding reception. Your dueling piano and violin along with DJ services accommodated all of our needs and preferences of the guests.”                           Clia & Orlanda 3/12/16                                                 The Fairmont Hotel                                                Steven Vance Violin and Piano Duo & DJ Package

"The music was heavenly! Thank you so much for playing my favorite piece. You and John are such masters of your art -- thank you a thousand times! It was a pleasure to see you."  Eileen Twigger The Carnegie Museum Music Hall Foyer  3/3/16

"Steven Vance and his String Quartet played beautifully on my wedding day. Many people commented on how great the music was. They set the romantic mood the moment guests walked into the venue to be seated. Steven was my point of contact and he was extremely responsive and very accommodating. I was so happy to hear they could play everything on my wish list. I highly recommend them to other couples seeking music for their ceremony. Thank you Steven Vance and your wonderful String Quartet!"

Review on The Knot posted 1/28/16

"We purchased the Strolling Violin and DJ package for our wedding. From the beginning, working with Steven was a pleasure. He was quick to respond to all of our messages. He arranged a face-to-face meeting with us to go over his services and packages offered. Guests loved the modern music selections he played during cocktail hour and they also enjoyed the strolling violin service he provided during dinner. Steven kept the guests dancing all night with a great variety of music, once he took on the role of DJ. We highly recommend Steven!"

Kayla & Jonathan  1/2/16 

Armstrong Farms  Saxonburg PA

Steven Vance Violin & DJ Package

"One of the best decisions that we made for our wedding was using Steven Vance as our DJ. He played the violin in our ceremony which was beyond my expectations. He then continued on the violin for our cocktail hour and then was the DJ for our reception. He was extremely professional and talented. You will not regret your decision to use Steven Vance for your wedding!"

Review on The Knot posted 11/30/15

Steven Vance Violin & DJ Package

“Steven Vance provided ceremony, cocktail, and dinner violin performances, dinner DJ services, and a photobooth. It was amazing to receive live music, a DJ, and a photobooth through the same company! Steve was absolutely amazing! His violin skills are impeccable and his ability to DJ was perfect! All of the guests thought he did a great job throughout the evening. He was a great MC and put the guests at ease. He played a mix of music throughout the evening. During certain points of the ceremony, we didn't have a music preference, so we let Steve decided. He handled our "play whatever" request very well! We absolutely loved the photobooth. We were able to pick our own background and guests could request as many prints of the photo as they'd like. Steven also provided a scrapbook and pens for guests to place a copy of their photo and a message. This was an unexpected bonus and we are so excited! Even more, we were given a USB with all of the photos from that evening. Again, we we not expecting that!”

Recent Wedding reviewed by a Private User on Wedding Wire

Solo/Strolling/PopRock Violinist DJ Steven Vance and Photobooth

"We just wanted to thank you again for a lovely wedding! We enjoyed the music, such a great variety! Thanks for helping us organize various aspects of the evening. The live violin music was great, and thanks for learning our special requests! Everyone seemed to have had a great time! "

Hilary & Roy  10/25/15 

Fellows Riverside Gardens Youngstown OH 

Steven Vance PopRock Violin & DJ Package

"Peter and I are so grateful to you for helping to make a special daye extraordinary. You made the greeting of the guests (Bedeken) and the ceremony feel elegant. And you made the Reception a great party !"                                                                                       Barbara & Peter Oleinick  Parents of the Bride  10/11/15  Congregation Beth Shalom

Steven Vance Solo Violin/PopRock Violin & DJ Package

“Venue was not able to book a harpist that they normally work with. I was able to find a first rate harpist with Steven Vance very close to my wedding date. She worked well with others already booked and did a wonderful job. Very pleased.”                       Melissa & Joseph  10/10/15                                                Nemacolin Woodlands Resort                                          Harpist Rachel Joseph

“A great option if you would like live music but also a DJ. Steven has a ton of experience with weddings and seems to know most of the venues in the area pretty well. He has you fill out a questionnaire about a month before the wedding so you can think through the details of the music and anything that is even slightly related to his responsibilities and then works through anything that he has questions about so that he has a good understanding of what you want beforehand.  Steven not only played violin for our ceremony and did strolling violin for dinner but also was the DJ for the cocktail hour and remainder of the reception. He did a great job making everything go smoothly by taking the time to do things like make sure we were all there and ready to be announced, double check on name pronunciations, and also check with the kitchen to make sure the Kahlua milkshake shooters were ready before starting the dollar dance. He was also extremely helpful in figuring out a tradition that my husband's family wanted but didn't actually know the details about. He really took the time to help us set the mood that we wanted both for our ceremony and reception.”                                           Diana & Josh 9/6/15 Bella Sera                               Solo Violin/PopRockViolin/DJ Package

"The live music during cocktail hour and dinner was wonderful. Our guests commented how much they enjoyed these talented musicians. As the DJ, Steven was very professional and kept the party going. We couldn't have been happier!"

Private User on The Knot

Violinist & DJ Steven Vance

"Thanks for everything. Your musicians were terrific last week -- as usual."

Pitterich Foundarion Fundraiser 9/15/15 

Sapphire String Trio

"I can't say enough good things about Nate Goodrich from the Steven Vance company! He played violin at our ceremony, and worked with us to customize an amazing mix of contemporary and classic songs to match our style. Not to mention, he arranged a brand new piece for my walk down the aisle! His violin was also a hit at our cocktail hour (which we unfortunately missed, but heard great things about). He was just as fabulous as our DJ for the night, and totally played to the crowd/kept everyone dancing. Highly recommend!"

Dacey & John 9/12/15

Smithfield United Church Downtown

St. Nicholas Church Hall Oakland

Violinist & DJ Nate Goodrich

"We used Steven Vance's company for our wedding and loved them! The string duo was beautiful and the contacts we worked with were so friendly and accommodating. We highly recommend them for any special event!! xo :) "                                                      Alicia & Daniel 9/12/15

St. George Orthodox Cathedral Oakland

AAA String Duo

"Steve, you are wonderful at what you do and I have loved working with you and your company"

Diner En Blanc  9/11/15 Gateway Center

Pop/Rock Violinist Steven Vance

"Steven Vance was the icing and the filling on the cake to our beautiful wedding day. During the planning process he was incredibly quick to respond to emails or questions we had leading up to the day. Once the day arrived I didn't have to worry about anything. He played during our ceremony beautiful and truly made it special and unique for us. We recessed to Star Wars and also had Chariots of Fire played during our volcano unity ceremony (yes, you read that right). During the cocktail hour he did the strolling violin and wowed our guests. He was the master of ceremonies and kept everything moving smoothly and made certain to get all our requests in. We were constantly asked "Where did you find him?" and I am so glad that my mom stumbled upon his name while searching for a D.J. After all the preparations for the big day, I knew I wouldn't have to worry about the music and he kept people dancing, while also keeping the wedding moving smoothly. It went flawlessly and he was an incredible D.J. and musician. His services were well worth the money spent and I would highly recommend him to anyone. Thank you so much Steven for creating such a wonderful atmosphere for our wedding. We really appreciate everything you did to make our day run smoothly so we could focus on what mattered most that day."

Katie & Ryan 8/29/15  Laurel Hideaway Donegal PA

Steven Vance Solo Violin, Pop/Rock Violin & DJ Package

"Nate did an amazing job! My guests couldn't stop talking about his electric violin playing during the cocktail hour. My aunt said he was the best DJ she had ever heard. Very enthusiastic and flexible. Couldn't have asked for anything more! Highly recommend!"

Jaimie & Jones 8/22/15 The Tara

Violinist/DJ Nate Goodrich

"FABULOUS! Thanks for the Mansfield Five!"

Mary Jane & Jerry  9/5/15  Toga Party

Mansfield 5 Band

"Steven Vance and his team were a pleasure to work with when planning our wedding! Everyone was very responsive and professional. We decided to make a change to the number of musicians half-way through the planning process and they made it an easy change. And last, but certainly not least, our ceremony music was absolutely beautiful and exactly what we wanted. I highly recommend you consider them for your wedding."

Erika & Josh 9/4/15 

Sewickley Heights Golf Club

Violin, Cello and Piano Trio

"Steven Vance and his team were a pleasure to work with when planning our wedding! Everyone was very responsive and professional. We decided to make a change to the number of musicians half-way through the planning process and they made it an easy change. And last, but certainly not least, our ceremony music was absolutely beautiful and exactly what we wanted. I highly recommend you consider them for your wedding."

Maggie & Sean 8/22/15

The Carnegie Museum Hall of Sculpture Oakland

AAA String Duo

"Thank you so very much for "doing" our party. You were wonderful! The violin before and during dinner was an elegant touch enjoyed by all. You turned our special occasion into an extraordinary one! Everyone loved the after dinner dancing---- you kept us hopping! A good time was had by all!"

Bill & Nancy Nail. 50th Anniversary Party 8/21/2015.

Avalon Resort & Spa Warren OH

Steven Vance Violin & DJ Package

"Ninety-five guests at our 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Le Mont , and they are telling us that it was the best party they have ever been to, thanks in no small part to the musical entertainment provided by you.
The string quartet played beautifully; they were unobtrusive, yet their music was an essential element of the welcoming of our guests, and throughout the cocktail hour. There were some people there who would never be described as classical music enthusiasts...they loved it.

Pablo Ardiles exceeded our highest expectations, not only with the excellence of his playing, but with the natural ease of his interaction with our guests, all the while making Carolyn and I feel like he was playing everything for us. I knew immediately that I had made the right choice. He even moved me to sing "Danny Boy", which I have but rarely sung in over 55 years of performing. Michael Greca, the DJ, could not have been better. We had suggested to him a mix of music spanning 70 some years, everything from the WWII era, 1950s rhythm and blues, '60s rock & roll, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Elvis, Frank Sinatra and Johnny Mathis, and music from movies our granddaughters have seen in the past year. He played everything in a mix that flowed naturally, and he personalized selections that had special meaning for us.

He kept the sound at a nice, comfortable level. Everyone, young and old, appreciated that. We had used one of your string quartets for our daughter's wedding, and this was our first experience with your total package. We will not hesitate to recommend you with our highest praises. Everyone involved was truly professional.  Thank you, Steven, for helping to make our 50th Wedding Anniversary the best party that we have ever been to."

Richard & Carolyn Hughes  8/29/15

50th Anniversary Party  Lemont  Mt. Washington

String Trio/Strolling Violinist Pablo Ardiles

Dj Mike Greca

 

“We were honored to have Kevin as our accordionist for our wedding. It was such a delight and the music went off without a hitch with no rehearsal prior to the wedding. He did exactly what we wanted! A true professional. We had so many compliments about the originality of it all too, not many brides walk down the aisle to an accordion. :-) Couldn't have asked for more. Communication was so easy with both the company itself and Kevin on his own. Payment was easy and comparable to other forms of ceremony music we had found in the area. Thank you thank you!!!”

Tara & Tyler  8/8/15  Five Pines Barn Irwin PA
Accordionist Kevin Solecki