Contact the band for more information - Call Tim at 314-306-4313 or e-mail: tim@spectrumband.net

NEWS FLASH!!!
Spectrum is the ONLY local band in St. Louis that was selected to receive
these two awards for 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, and 2013!

The Knot Best of Weddings 2017, Couples Choice Awards
The Knot: "Best of Weddings 2019"
We won this award for the past 7 years and the winners are limited to the top 1% of all vendors in the nation so we're very proud to win this award again!

WeddingWire: "Couple's Choice for 2019"
We've won this award for the past 11 years! Our wedding couples voted for us to win it again in 2019 for our record setting award #11.

Spectrum was also very honored to be inducted into "The Knot "Hall of Fame" due to the
consistently positive reviews provided from our clients for so many years!
The Knot - Best Of Weddings - hall Of Fame

Weddings are by far the most complex of all types of performances for a band since there are many
logistical issues that need to be addressed. Other events are actually much easier but we want to
make you aware of the achievements of the band when being measured against more challenging
situations. Bottom line: You're in good hands and we can handle anything that you need.

We would like to offer a huge thank you to our past wedding couples for such emphatic and
consistent recommendations of the band for so many years. You can read all their reviews on the
wedding web sites and many of them are included on our web site. Click Here

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  • Experience: We are live music professionals with years of experience and a perfect customer satisfaction rating of 100%! Many of the thank you notes received from past clients are provided here for your review. We have continued to evolve and improve with every single year bringing exciting updates and improvements to keep Spectrum at the top of the list of local bands since we know you have other options. There are definitely copycat groups available that you can hire but we are the "original" Spectrum Band based in Chesterfield, MO.
  • Wide Variety, i.e., Spectrum, of Music: is always performed to satisfy all audiences and they won't be leaving early due to a limited range of song styles. We have more on-line audio demos than any local band and you can listen to the tracks by clicking here. We always play music on an iPod (yours or ours) during band breaks to keep the party lively until the band takes the stage again.
  • In Demand!: The schedule on this web site reflects our highly successful past and also lists our future availability for your event. We don't use the tactic of hiding our schedule from you to mask a lack of demand and you can easily review the past history and future of the band. Our reputation of being one of the most requested bands in the bi-state area for wedding receptions is very apparent by reviewing this schedule.
  • Organization: Attention to detail is one of the reasons that we're recognized as St. Louis' wedding specialists for live music. You'll notice that when reading all the reviews about the band on the Internet. We personally coordinate all of the details with you and we use this information to implement your wishes during the event. Because of our years of experience you will not only enjoy a great band, but also a virtual on-site event coordinator working to keep your evening on schedule and stress free. We also take care of all the emcee duties for you during the evening (if needed) so that you can relax and enjoy the event with your guests. You can feel confident that you'll be in good hands from the very beginning of our relationship all the way up until the last song of the night!
  • Free Consultation: We offer a free 1-on-1 consultation here at our office in Chesterfield for each of our clients (if desired) so that we can get together and go over the unique details for your event. After performing for over 1,000 events, we have ideas and answers for anything you need.
  • Credibility: We've won just about every award possible on a recurring basis and been featured in multiple local and national publications. You're in excellent hands with us.
  • Modesty: Okay, I'm kidding here. But we definitely have a sense of humor and we bring that to every performance to keep them unique so you'll have a great time.
  • Horns: We provide a "real" horn section using custom music charts on stage, not an add-on group of musicians intended to make the band look larger rather than sound better.
  • Great Videos! Almost all of our performances are for private events and we know that it's very awkward for you to show up at someone else's private event to audition a band. That's why we recently invested in such accurate High Definition videos for our potential clients. We know that the other bands don't have that capability and have to invite you to someone else's private event. We likely won't be inviting unexpected guests to your event either . It's a paradigm that's hard to overcome when quality HD videos with clear audio tracks don't exist for all the other bands that are being considered. It's the equivalent of having a band send out a cassette tape for an audition relative to using today's technology with HD videos. All of our videos were filmed at "live" performances and you can click here to watch them. The first video is a medley that compresses a 2-hour show down to 7 minutes. The rest are full length versions of songs so that you can get a great audition of the band in a performance with an audience. You would never get to witness this level of detail of a live performance by attending a show by any band and standing in the back of the room for 20 or 30 minutes. Of course, I can also make arrangements for you to attend a performance. We had 5 cameras and 2 of them were mobile so you'll see things that you'll never see from the back of a room. These videos will give you an extremely good idea of what your evening will look like and how we'll make your event a huge success!
  • Unique Features: We provide two full-time professional engineers for you at every performance! This allows us to ensure that the sound quality, volume level, and lighting at your event are always perfect! You can be assured that our musicians are not awkwardly trying to run the sound and light systems while performing for you on stage. We also provide a "real" state-of-the-art sound system that's continuously being upgraded for perfect CD quality audio and a new light system with 32 LED arrays for a stage appearance that is absolutely dazzling! You are more than welcome to use our new PA and wireless microphone for speeches, toasts, etc. during your event and our engineers will make all the arrangements for you. We provide a very detailed and professional stage appearance that is second to none in St. Louis that is specifically designed to enhance an elegant atmosphere.
  • Volume Control: Each musician uses in-ear monitors allowing absolute control of the volume in the room. We are digitally controlled and our professional engineers unobtrusively monitor sound quality via a wireless iPad to ensure that the sound and lighting are perfect!
  • Full Instrumentation: Nine-piece instrumentation with female and male vocalists possessing advanced music theory degrees provides exceptional diversity and value.
  • Cocktail/Dinner Music: Elegant duos, trios or quartets including piano, stand-up bass, saxophone and/or jazz guitar are available for cocktails and/or dinner service.
  • You're Protected With Us: Spectrum always maintains a significant liability insurance policy for your protection. Always ask to make sure your band is capable of protecting you and your guests from the unexpected.
  • No Event Too Large or Too Small: We're already familiar with the logistics and acoustics of almost every facility in St. Louis so it's likely that your location is someplace where we've already performed. We've performed at events as small as 40 guests and as large as 5,000 while opening for ZZ Top during an IBM corporate event at the Enterprise Center (formerly Scottrade) so we know how to make your event a tremendous success!

"All you ladies (and gents) out there: You're Welcome. I've done the work for you and you have to look no further on finding the band for your wedding. Hiring Spectrum was one of the best decisions we made and I promise you we did not come to the decision lightly. My fiance and I decided that the music --and the open bar--were the most important things and we needed to make sure both were fantastic. I researched bands for weeks and made many MANY phone calls with my list of questions. I pored over YouTube videos. When I finally talked to Tim, Spectrum's band manager, something just felt so right. Tim took his time talking with me and patiently answered all my inquiries, kindly embracing my neurotic nature. He was so responsive and thorough and literally would spend hours on the phone with me making sure I had exactly what I wanted; he promised the wedding night would go off without a hitch. Boy, did it ever! We got married at the Missouri Athletic Club (a somewhat fancy affair) and Spectrum blew it out of the park. The dancing DID. NOT. STOP. We had 150 people shaking what their mamas gave them on the floor for 4 hours! Spectrum knew how to read the crowd and played all the best tunes from all generations. We couldn't have been more thrilled and you are crazy if you hire anyone else. Worth. Every. Penny. Ariana Sinacore" - Wedding reception at Missouri Athletic Club.


"I think the best and most important thing to note when reviewing Spectrum was that they had the dance floor packed until the very last song. In fact, it was still packed AFTER the music ended at the completion of our reception! That is the BEST thing for a bride and groom to see-- everyone else enjoying the evening as much as you are. Through our extremely long engagement (2 years) I inquired about and corresponded with a lot of vendors. By a mile, Tim was the easiest to work with, quickest to respond, and, despite having dozens of weddings on their docket, always seemed to remember all the details of our wedding throughout every conversation we had. There was never a single doubt in my mind that Spectrum would be at our venue, set up in time and everything would go perfectly. As I write this I realize Tim is the only vendor I never called to confirm all was in order the week of the wedding. I was so confident they'd be there and ready to roll. Thank you, Spectrum, for being a highlight of our evening and making our wedding even more special and memorable! - Alissa Reitmeier from the KMOV evening news team - Wedding reception at Chase Park Plaza


"Tim: You guys did such an incredible job last night! Thank you for playing your hearts out and rocking the group into the late hours. I couldn't have imagined a better evening for Laura and me, and Spectrum was the main source of fuel in the party tank. Woot woot! Every single person I've spoken to has shared such incredible feedback, so please be very proud of your effort. Also, please know that I tell absolutely everyone about you guys, so hopefully my bragging will generate some business for you in the future. Thank you again for being a HUGE part of what made Laura's and my day so special. All my best, Tyler Young" - Wedding reception at the Four Seasons Hotel


"I can't say enough about Spectrum Band. For me personally, one of the biggest factors in selecting our wedding vendors was their level of responsiveness. Tim, the band's point of contact for booking, was always prompt, thorough and professional in his responses to our inquiries. From our first conversation, I knew that I could trust him and the rest of Spectrum Band with spearheading a spectacular wedding reception. I especially appreciated that they had absolutely no qualms with allowing us to personalize our special day. I have a close friend that is a professional singer, and I had always imagined that she would sing on our wedding day. Not only was the band completely open to her making a guest appearance for our first dance song, but they also provided the sheet music for her and learned the song which was not previously included on their song list. While I am normally a very detail-oriented person and a total planner, I didn't bother to submit a song request list to the band prior to the event. We felt completely comfortable allowing the band to use their best judgment to tailor the music to our guests' taste throughout the evening. It was an amazing weight off our shoulders throughout the planning process and the day of the wedding to know that we had such an outstanding vendor that we could trust fully for our entertainment needs. We had many guests on the dance floor until the very end of the night and couldn't have been more happy with how wonderful the band was. If you are looking for a live band that is professional, reliable, incredibly talented and wildly fun, I highly recommend Spectrum Band for your next event! To the band, THANK YOU for creating such a memorable evening for us, our families and our guests! Catherine" - Wedding reception at the Coronado Ballroom


"Tim, Thanks again for everything that you and your band did to make New Year's Eve a great success! EVERY ONE of your band members was very professional and great to work with. Brian Powers of Powers Entertainment Group" - New Year's Eve party with 600+ guests at Tan-Tar-A Resort


Read more like this..."

Click here to see what the local industry is saying about Spectrum Band.

Here's a look at what your guests could see at your event!

We recently purchased a brand new PA system that provides CD quality sound for our guests and we also purchased a brand new LED lighting system so that you and your guests will have an evening that's just as visually dazzling as it is musically dazzling. Don't let the stage size in the pictures above mislead you since we can fit in any venue. We use a sophisticated in-ear monitoring system that eliminates the need for lots of stage monitors (speakers for musicians) scattered about on the stage. We can set the band up in a very small space relative to other bands our size.


The Knot - Best of Weddings - 2017

Spectrum Band was selected to receive the "Best of Weddings 2019 " Award by The Knot! The criteria changed so that winners have to be in the top 1% of all nationwide vendors rather than only being in the top 5% as in the past. We also won this award in 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, and 2013 so we're very happy to win the award again since this is the most prestigious award that any band/vendor can win. You can count on us to deliver exactly what you need to keep your guests entertained all evening!

Spectrum Band was also selected to receive the " 2019 Couple's Choice" Award by WeddingWire. We've received the same award for the past 11 years and couldn't be more pleased with that recognition from our past wedding couples. This award recognizes local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire Network that demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism.

2017 Bride's Choice Awards presented by WeddingWire | Wedding Cakes, Wedding Venues, Wedding Photographers & More

Modern Bride 2007 Music Special

The Spectrum Band receives top honors for two years in a row! The nationwide issue of Modern Bride magazine featured a review of the best bands and DJs in the country. The magazine staff interviewed local St. Louis event planners, wedding experts, as well as reception-site & country club managers to create the listing. Click here for more information.


The manager of the Spectrum Band was recently interviewed by Modern Drummer Magazine which is one of the top international publications in the music world! The purpose of the article was to discuss how to manage a successful band by delivering the most entertaining show possible while keeping the band members happy and challenged. Click here for more information.

Modern Drummer Magazine - January 2009

Southern Living Magazine

The manager of The Spectrum Band was featured in Southern Living Magazine discussing bands, DJs, and weddings. Click here to read the article.

The manager of The Spectrum Band was interviewed (again!) by St. Louis Bride Magazine. The article discusses the top five things that music should do for your wedding reception. Click here or on the picture of the magazine to read the article entitled "The Magic of Music".

St. Louis Bride Magazine

Martha Stewart Wedding Magazine

The Spectrum Band was listed in a special issue of the Martha Stewart Wedding Magazine as the band that was chosen to perform at the wedding featured in St. Louis. The bride is a writer for the magazine and the staff reviewed most of St. Louis' resources and selected what they felt were the best vendors in St. Louis for this wedding. The wedding was very elegant as can be seen in the magazine and we were very honored to be chosen to perform for this event. Let The Spectrum Band bring this high level of experience and professionalism to your event!

The manager of The Spectrum Band was interviewed by the St. Louis Post Dispatch for a feature article about weddings in St. Louis. The subject involves brides that were reserving 7-7-07 for their wedding date and gambling on any windfalls from the "Lucky Sevens". Click here (PDF) to read the article and see what St. Louis brides thought about this idea.

St. Louis Today

Bride and Groom

The manager of Spectrum Band wrote an article entitled "Planning Your Reception with Live Music" and it was published in Saint Louis Bride & Groom Magazine. After performing at weddings all around the St. Louis bi-state area and helping to coordinate the musical details for hundreds of brides, this article captures some important aspects to consider. Click here to read the article.

The manager of The Spectrum Band was interviewed by St. Louis Bride Magazine for an article in one of their special issues. The article discusses many topics regarding music selections for a wedding reception as well as tips for finding the perfect band. Click here to read the article entitled "Hitting The Right Note".

St. Louis Bride Magazine

St. Louis Wedding Book

Spectrum Band was included in the new book entitled "The St. Louis Wedding Book" as one of only two bands recommended for local weddings. We are very pleased to be honored with this acknowledgement and of course, highly recommend the book!


Please feel free to contact Spectrum's manager Tim Callihan
tim@spectrumband.net
with questions, comments, or suggestions.
We're always interested in what our past, current, future and our many repeat clients have to say.


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