CHOOSING THE COSMO ALLEYCATS BAND
The Cosmo Alleycats is a professional, VINTAGE band that performs at weddings and private events throughout the SF Bay Area and Northern California. We are a favorite pick at many wineries, hotels, and private clubs, and have earned our reputation and distinction among wedding coordinators, venue operators, and wedding planning websites. Here's why:
Our music is fun, nostalgic, and covers a wide range of styles:
Speakeasy Jazz, Big Band Swing & New Orleans
Classic R&B/Soul & Motown
Our sound is celebrational, and appeals to a large range of ages and cultural backgrounds and musical tastes.
Our professionalism and behind-the scenes attention to detail will ensure a smooth, natural, and seemingly spontaneous flow to your celebration. Plus, we are easy to work with and adaptable to the unique requirements of your event.
Cocktail, Dinner and Dance Receptions
Cocktail and Dinner Music
We typically kick off the celebration at the Cocktail Hour and Dinner, performing a mix of our Speakeasy Jazz, New Orleans and Big Band repertoire. The music is performed at low to medium volumes and provides a light and elegant backdrop which won't interfere with conversation, but WILL provide the right spirited energy for the occasion.
While traditional hotel venues offer indoor banquet rooms, there are many wineries, country clubs, and private estates in Northern California which provide exquisite outdoor settings for wedding celebrations. The Cosmo Alleycats vintage look and sound are a perfect fit! Plus, we can easily adapt to any outdoor noise ordinances by providing an "acoustic/unplugged" approach that meets the requirements of most wedding venues.
Cocktail and Dinner Receptions
Throughout your celebration, our goal is to ensure that the music is the right style and at the right intensity to match the venue, your musical preferences, and your vision.
Following the luncheon/dinner, The Cosmo Alleycats create a fun and celebrational atmosphere by providing lively dance music, starting with the couple's first dance and other special requests to honor parents and/or close relatives. We then gradually raise the energy level as we transition to our exciting set of 60s R&B/Soul, Oldies, Motown and (optional) Contemporary Remix music, sure to entice your guests to the dance floor, and give everyone a party to remember long after your wedding day!
Our musicians have over 20 years of performance experience at (Non-Denominational, Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, & LGBT) wedding ceremonies. We are adaptable, easy to work with, and sensitive to the requirements of different communities and faiths. Special wedding music requests are accepted, or alternatively, we can guide you through a song selection process, providing suggestions to match your musical preferences and ceremony requirements.
Any of the musical solutions described above can be combined with DJ services to address all your musical requirements, from live performance to pre-recorded dance music. Musical playlists can be created or played through a professional sound system that is scaled to the size of the room and the energy of music required.
Event Hosting, Emcee, Announcements
The Cosmo Alleycats can take on hosting and announcement responsibilities to provide a lively flow to your party and keep things moving smoothly. From basic announcements such as welcoming guests and announcing the first dance, to more involved interactions such as emceeing and coordinating the bouquet/garter toss, we have the people and performance skills to deliver a great party atmosphere. In addition, our wireless microphones and sound system can also be made available to you and your guests for announcements, toasts, and speeches.
Talk to us about your desired party theme (Rustic Wedding, Gatsby Wedding, etc.) and we'll put together the right musical soundscape with the right look to complement your vision.
Katie and Kyle - Anapolis, CA 10/3/15
Check out Katie and Kyle's Wedding Video! The Cosmo Alleycats pack the dance floor at Anvil Ranch in Anapolis, CA.
Music in the video: "Sprawl II" by Arcade Fire
This beautiful video was created by Brad and Vanessa of Gold & Gumption in San Francisco.
The Cosmo Alleycats would be delighted to coordinate with you and/or your event planner to ensure a successful and memorable soundscape for your event.
Every wedding celebration needs the right music to set the mood and reflect the couple's overall vision for a unique and memorable experience. As you plan your wedding day, consider each of the individual segments – your wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, dance receptions – and envision the mood and experience you wish to create for yourselves, your family, and friends.