Thursday, July 24, 2014

Best NY Wedding Band


What is the Difference between learning about a band from their video demo which is shot in a controlled environment and a live performance video which does NOT have foreign sound synced into the recording.
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Jill from ESSENCE with INXS
How will you know if the band singing on the video will sound like what you are hearing if it is doctored up in the studio? What happens if you pick a band from a professionally made video that was doctored up and they show up to your wedding and they don’t sound like that at all?
Well, you need to shop around on UTUBE and try to find videos that were shot live and uploaded right to utube. Or, why not go to a concert, or to hear a band in the park, for example, turn on your smart phone and video tape some of the band and compare what they sounded like live to what they sound like on your phone video of the band. They should sound pretty bad from your smart phone!
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So, to give you some examples, here is a video of The ESSENCE Band that was shot live in a recording studio. It was NOT doctored up, and it was shot live so it is very close to what you might actually hear at your wedding. Take a look here: The ESSENCE BAND “In Studio Demo” Shot live.
Some bands however, do NOT use the sound as shot live, but rather lip sync to previously recorded audio that was done somewhere else, maybe by the artists you are seeing and maybe not. Some bands go so far as to find a recording of the song they want to post on itunes, download it and then lip sync to the song so you might be hearing something that was not actually even recording by the band you are looking at.
Jill from ESSENCE with Pop Star! Recognize him?
Here is an example that is clearly obvious that the singer is live, even though in a professional recording studio, this entire song is recorded live and the band sounds exactly like this live - Eddie singing Billy Joel!
One way to figure this out if you are hearing the band that is performing is to see if there are wires attached to the instruments and if it looks like the singer is singing into a microphone. There is an epidemic right now of videos posted on youtube and band’s websites that are shot against a completely white backdrop wherein the band equipment has no wires, and nothing attached to the instruments, the musicians are in that studio solely for the purpose of making a beautiful looking video and the audio is brought into the film later one, and produced somewhere else, perhaps with a variety of techniques and maybe it was recorded by the musicians you are looking at, and then maybe not!
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Jill from ESSENCE with Jessica!
If you see a video like this, we highly recommend that you try to see the band live, or see the band shot live at an event with REAL sound of them singing. One true test is to see a LOT of footage of the band.
Here is an example of THE ESSENCE BAND performing LIVE at a wedding – this is from a few years ago with small inexpensive cameras. You can see people at the wedding so you KNOW it is real. You can see the band, even tough fuzzy, you can see the band interacting with the crowd and you can hear LIVE Camera sound. In the case of The ESSENCE BAND, you will notice that the sound is rather similar to the professionally made demo so that will help you to determine that this is really how good the band sounds in all circumstances.
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Or take a look at this live-at-a-wedding – THE ESSENCE BAND performing LIVE at a wedding with very UNPROFESSIONAL CAMERAS! In this video you can really see the band, the bride and groom, the guests, everything and everyone – see how the band is interacting with the guests and how people respond to their performance. In a video like this, you will truly see what you are getting with a band, and a truly live performance, even though the visuals are not professionally made, and the film is a bit fuzzy, in this video you can truly see what you are getting and feel safe with that!
If a band has multiple videos or at least one video that is casually shot at a wedding or even professionally shot at a wedding, if the sound is too perfect, like if you don’t here the sounds of dishes clashing and people talking or singing along IE messing up the audio, then it is probably not shot live. The best chance you have in knowing if you are seeing a truly live video – is to listen for other noise besides the band. Something… anything… take a look, for example, of yet another video shot live at a wedding wherein you can really see that this is 100% live footage in every way imaginable – The ESSENCE BAND AT ANOTHER WEDDING LIVE!
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 See how you can hear the noise of people talking in the background and making noise. Then listen to the band over the noise. THAT is the way it is going to sound at your wedding.
Another way sound can be really clean is if it is recorded professionally while the band is live, for example when Jill from ESSENCE performed live on TV you can hear really clear sound.  I personally prefer the 100% live sound because it shows you exactly what you are going to be getting.
Check out this live TV recording of Jill on TV. It is clean because they have really expensive equipment recording everything live! JILL LIVE ON TV!
If you have further questions or would like to learn more about how to compare videos and if a video you are watching is lip synced or live, feel free to email me the link or call me for advice. I am happy to take the time to advise you.
Iris Gillon IGMC, Event Planner, Music Producer / Consultant, Manager of THE ESSENCE BAND,, 201-836-6085 or 212-765-8714

Monday, October 14, 2013

The ESSENCE Band performed at my best friend's wedding in September and they were fantastic!

The Essence Band performed at my best friend's wedding in September. They were fantastic! Everyone had such a great time. I've never been at a wedding and had so much fun. I would highly recommend The Essence Band for any event. Amazing!  PS they totally ROCK OUT! They are NOT your typical wedding band! I am planning on hiring them for my wedding!!!

You can check them out here -  The Essence Band

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Saturday, August 25, 2012


The BEST FUNDRAISER EVER by IGMC The Amazing Supremes Impersonators by IGMC were truly wonderful! They played yesterday evening at The Gotham Hall Events Space in NY METRO AREA and the crowd went wild! People were clapping and yelling out with joy. It had been a fabulous show. We suggest you take a look at their utube video and recruit this incredible trio for the next dinner dance or party! To The Unique and Elegant Dream Girls produced by IGMC visit
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Saturday, May 5, 2012

The ESSENCE BAND Rocked our World!

Our Wedding was on 4.21.12 The ESSENCE Band ROCKED OUR WORLD!!! We simply cannot rave about this band enough. There are no words big enough, expressive enough, impressive enough, or appreciative enough to convey how incredibly happy we were with our wedding dance music provided by this band. Every single guest at our wedding complained that they did NOT WANT the music to stop! Every single one! At our reception hall, the banquet staff, all were standing around with their jaws dropping and nodding their heads and tapping their feet... they all were asking for the band's business cards and saying that they had never heard a band in the last 500 weddings at their facility that was as good as this one! The ESSENCE Band so extremely surpassed every one of our expectations that really, we are speechless and so very thankful that we selected THEM to play at our wedding! We were a bit worried when trying to book the band only off the video, even though we saw a lot of live footage of them performing on their website, still, we were a bit nervous... and what a waste of time and energy that was!!! IF you want a band that will ROCK YOUR WORLD... choose The ESSENCE Band and call Iris right away! PS she was terrific too. We bugged her so much, I'm embarrassed to say and she was always available to us, gave us her cellular and we called her on weekends, evenings and well, she was so reassuring and great... big thumbs up all the way from beginning to end. ESSENCE and IGMC you have our biggest THANK YOU! Jen and Jim 4.21.12 Wedding.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

ESSENCE just got hired to play a surprise 40th Birthday party out on Long Island (we'll tell you where after the party!!!) It is happening towards end of May. What fun! We are looking forward to it! We are going to play all 80's music for the birthday girl and we plan to party all night long and rock her world! Will keep you posted how it goes! Jill The ESSENCE Band

Monday, April 16, 2012

The ESSENCE Band Review - Played my Wedding! They were AWESOME!

The ESSENCE Band Review!
The Essence Band played at my wedding last night and they were simply spectacular!
They were really really wonderful, and everyone had a blast. The entire place was rumbling with compliments and comments on how great all the musicians in this band were. We all had an incredible time and even the facility managers said that The Essence Band was the best band that ever played at their place before and THEY do a LOT of weddings there!

Carmine and Jill could not have been nicer to us and they were really attentive and enchanting. THANK YOU ESSENCE and THANK YOU IRIS for setting us up with them!

WE ARE VERY HAPPY and now off to our honeymoon!
We'll try to stay in touch!
Best, Kathryn & Gene.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Essence Band Review

Hello Jill, Carmine, Eddie,Iris,IGMC everyone that took part in making our wedding simply fly over the top of every other wedding we have ever been at or that any of our guests have ever been at!

We are eternally grateful for the memories you created for us, over and over again every minute just kept getting better and better.

Your horn section rocked beyond belief, Jill, you are our personal rock star! Our videos and pictures will keep us close to you forever and how you made us and our families feel is priceless and we will never forget it!

Iris ~ you are tremendous! You calmed our nerves all the way to the wedding and the way you negotiated peace and confidence in all of us was so helpful and you are too kind!

From the bottom of our hearts, we all thank you for making our day more special than we could have ever hoped for!

Thank You Iris, IGMC & ESSENCE!
Julia & Jim.