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North Fork music and enterainment It's not a party without the music. Find your musical and entertainment resources here.

Center Stage Orchestras

By Appointment
New York
917-838-8383
www.centerstageorchestras.com

Your guests will take home many wonderful memories of your special celebration, and when the music is right, they will be buzzing for weeks about the great fun they had. When you choose the musicians of Center Stage Orchestras, you hire accomplished musicians with a broad repertoire of musical selections, so everyone at your celebration will want to hit the dance floor. After close consultation Center Stage Orchestras will develop a musical profile that will suit you and your guests that will be sophisticated and fun. Click on over to their website for a sample of Contemporary Pop favorites, Indie hits, Motown, 80s, 90s, Disco, Latin, Big Band and Swing, Gershwin and Porter, and much more in between. And yes special requests are gladly accepted.¬ They've been featured in Modern Bride and selected Best of the Knot. With over a thousand successful performances to their credit, you'll be in good hands from beginning to end.

Please remember, Center Stage Orchestras can fill all your musical needs on your wedding day, from the ceremony to the cocktail hour and the dance-filled reception, Center Stage Orchestras have the right combination of musicians to give your celebration a soundtrack that will be as unique as you are.

Harpist Miriam Shilling

Long Island
(631) 974-6939
www.harpist-miriamshilling.com

Harpist Miriam Shilling Harpist Miriam Shilling is an accomplished musician with a wonderfully versatile repertoire. She has more than 30 years experience performing at weddings and other special occasions, assuring a beautiful soundtrack to fit your occasion perfectly.

Nothing brings elegance and beauty to a wedding ceremony like the sweet sounds of a harp. Greet your guests with classical music as they are seated to await the wedding procession and let the harp set the scene for your most special of days. Then, bring the soft sound track to your cocktail hour—a tuneful, but unobtrusive alternative to other musical options. Prefer something a bit more lively for the cocktail hour? Miriam Shilling is ready to play favorite standards and contemporary pieces on harp, as well. Really—this is not your grandmother's harp music—you will be quite surprised at how versatile an instrument the harp can be, especially in the hands of the accomplished musician that Harpist Miriam is. She is ready to play favorite pieces from traditional, classical, and contemporary collections. Depending on the occasion, she will also provide piano music, as long as you can provide the piano.

Miriam will perform nearly anywhere (but please no beaches--bad for the harp), for any occasion and often at a moment's notice. With her broad experience, she is a delightful guide for selecting the pieces that would work best for your occasion.

Save the DJ for the reception's dance party, but bring a touch of heaven to your ceremony with the beautiful music of Harpist Miriam Shilling.

Luminous Sounds, Inc.

Kings Park, New York 11754
631-514-4135
www.LuminousSounds.com

Luminous SoundsThe elegance of a string music ensemble can never be over-stated, and the ladies of Luminous Sounds seem to always hit the right note, whether the preference is for classical, popular hits or even special arrangements. That's right, this one group can handle all your musical needs from ceremony to cocktails.

We love how Luminous Sounds can play the traditional classical favorites for the ceremony and then switch gears to upbeat popular tunes for cocktails. These talented musicians are just the right age to know what popular in the current music scene, and with their classical, conservatory training you know they can make wonderful music together.

Although Luminous Sounds is officially comprised of string musicians, they do work with vocalists, trumpeters and other musicians when requested. So, really, if you can imagine it, chances are Luminous Sounds can perform it. When the occasion is as momentous as your wedding day, don't you think the music should be luminous?

Visit the Luminous Sounds website to learn more about these talented ladies, and listen to sample of their repertoire.

Mark Negron Musician

By Appointment
Long Island, New York
(631) 678-5205
Visit Mark Negron Musician Feature Page
Email Mark Negron: Milmar297@yahoo.com

Mark Negron Musician Mark Negron is a polished solo vocalist, accompanied by his acoustic guitar, offering a lovely soundtrack to your cocktail hour or intimate gathering. He has been working the wedding and party circuit for years, specializing in classic rock and the softer sounds of the 70s, but his repertoire is quite broad and can please musical tastes for everyone across the generations.

Priced right, and quite talented, Mark Negron offers an alternative to the DJ's usually too loud and not quite right selections for the cocktail hour or other low key part of your celebration. Also, a live musician will better read the crowd and the mood to adjust the performance so everyone actually enjoys. Mark has more than 25 years of experience in live performances, from weddings to the Long Island club scene, so you can count on him to entertain and "warm-up" the crowd so they are ready to dance the night away once the party really gets started.

And if you are thinking of a full band for the reception, ask Mark about the Modern Justice Band. He'll strap on the electric guitar and join them for the dancing and dining you have planned later in the evening. They will definitely get the party rocking.

Once you experience music by Mark Negron, and enjoy his ever-so-pleasant company, you will definitely ditch the iPod and treat your guests and yourselves to a wonderful live performance, whether is it just for the cocktails or the entire evening. You can meet Mark and see his live performances at North Fork and Hamptons wineries and clubs. Contact him by email for a list of his upcoming performances. Then plan to have live music at your next celebration, because you will definitely want to hire him.

Mr. DJ Entertainment

Patchogue, New York
(631)365-4033
www.mrdj-entertainment.com

Mr. DJ Entertainment could just as appropriately be named Mr. Entertainment. They have just what it takes to get your guests out of their seats and on to the dance floor. This premier DJ entertainment company is well known throughout Long Island, and will be just what your North Fork or Hamptons party needs, whether it is a wedding or other celebration. Mr. DJ boasts a music library of over 30 THOUSAND songs and delivers your musical selections using the finest equipment. Owners Mike and Darrell are wedding specialists with a combined 20 years of experience in the industry, and they offer packages to suit any budget and style. From a simple soundtrack to a dance party with the works-video screens, montages, snapshots, up-lighting and a staff photographer. Mr. DJ Entertainment quite simply IS entertainment. Visit the website now to book your preferred date.

StingRay Entertainment

By Appointment
Shirley, NY 11967
(631) 484-9296
www.stingrayentertainment.net

Every celebration, especially your wedding, has a soundtrack, and a smart host will hire a professional DJ to create the right mix of tunes so everyone has a great time. Sound mixing looks easy, but taking a read on the ebb and flow of a party, and matching the music to the mood requires professional experience. StingRay Entertainment will be your first and last stop in your search for a professional DJ that is also a good value. Keith Ray, the founder of StingRay Entertainment, prides himself on offering quality entertainment at affordable prices.

StingRay Entertainment uses your playlist of favorites, so you know everyone will be dancing the night away. But it’s about more than just the right music. StingRay also offers lighting packages and photo montages to set just the right mood, too.

If you want a great party, hire a great DJ—Stingray Entertainment.