2017 Awards Just Announced!!

2017 Awards from The Knot and WeddingWire

Our award-winning bands

It’s a great feeling to have the quality of our work recognized, year after year, by the people who matter most – our clients!!

Our company has won an incredible number of awards from The Knot and WeddingWire.  Please excuse us as we blow our own horn just a little!

We are next to certain that we have won more awards than anyone else in our field!  This accomplishment shows that we offer consistent quality to our couples & the clients who hire our bands, Ariel and Heartbeat Dance Band, to provide the music for their special events, wedding receptions, ceremonies & cocktail hours.


Our awards from The Knot & WeddingWire!


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Ariel at The Pleasantdale Chateau

Ariel's Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding from Len Greene on Vimeo.

Enjoy a slide show of photos I took of Ariel performing at Josephine and Tristan’s beautiful wedding at The Pleasantdale Chateau! The music is a live recording of “If I Ain’t Got You”, sung by Akua at our recent showcase!

A minister’s gratitude…

Wedding officiant, Rev. John Graf

Rev. John Graf, Jr.

We are happy to share this fantastic review we just received from a wonderful minister that we recently worked with…

“I have performed over 3,700 wedding ceremonies over the last 18 years and hands down the best wedding band I have enjoyed is the one from ARIEL MUSIC.
Thanks for the great work you do.  I tell all my couples about you!!!”

Rev. John Graf, Jr.

Welcoming Akua to Ariel’s lineup!

DF1_5874-AkuaFaceWe are truly excited to be adding Akua (ah-KWEE-yah) Wilder to our band.  She is an amazing talent and a great performer.  We are busy recording tracks with her so that we can share her talents with all of you.

Here are the first finished tracks, plus a photo with Akua at a recent showcase.  We’d love to hear from you.  Please let us know what you think!
Only Girl In The World

Don’t Leave Me This Way

11 ideas to add fun to your wedding reception!

If you are looking for ideas to spice up your wedding reception, here’s a list of great ideas from the team at “Colin Cowie weddings”.

We won the “Couple’s Choice” award for 2014

2014 winners of WeddingWire's Couple's Choice award!

We are thrilled to have learned that we, once again, have been selected to receive the “Couple’s Choice” award (formally “Bride’s Choice) from WeddingWire. These awards are given out to those vendors who give exceptional service to their clients and receive consistently high ratings and reviews for their work. This is the 6th consecutive year that we have been selected!

We are sending out a big thank you to our band members for all their hard work and talent, and to our client’s who have worked closely with us to fulfill their visions for their dream weddings. It’s been a joy and a pleasure to serve you!

Our drummer’s Wikipedia page

Terry Silverlight's Wikipedia Page

Our drummer, Terry Silverlight, is such an amazing talent.  And he’s one of the most modest and congenial people that you could meet.

But take a look at his Wikipedia page!  His performance and recording credits are staggering!!  Terry’s earned bragging rights, but you won’t hear it from him, so let me do it for him!!