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Bales Gitlin Band

Bales Gitlin Band Connecticut

We help you get the music you want (and the party you want!) with the budget you have.

– Tremendous personal referrals because our events, parties, and weddings are successful and fun!

– An exciting band with excellent singers and variable size – everything from solo piano to 10 piece band with horn section and 4 lead singers

– LIVE music at the perfect volume – guests can talk (without screaming!)

– Exceedingly flexible and versatile, we play many different styles: classic party music, jazz, classical, rock, funk, disco, alternative, ballroom, and many ethnic styles – how many bands can start with classical music, and then go from Sinatra or Ella Fitzgerald through classic rock, funk and Motown, to rap, Sarah McLachlan, or Bon Jovi in the same evening and have all of it sound alive and “right”?

– Recognized by Connecticut Magazine for special expertise with mixed marriages. Can entertain any combination of age groups or ethnic groups: a wider variety of ethnic music than any other CT band

– Can offer a band/DJ combo.

– The perfect band for people who want elegance, great dancing, and a carefully crafted musical environment.

Contact Info

38 Notch Hill Road North Branford, CT 06471
(203) 488-3278
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The Bales Gitlin Band was fantastic! Not only did they play excellent music at both our ceremony and reception but they helped us plan out the details and suggested the perfect songs for important moments in the ceremony! They're easy to work with and very talented. Able to play a wide variety of music flawlessly. We had every style of music at our Wedding from funk to jazz to ukelele, to rap and even a Chinese song. They were very easy to work with and consummate professionals. I can't recommend them highly enough! Thank you!
Karen & Ira
What a fabulous band...musicians and vocalist were incredbly entertaining....their music appealed to a variety of tastes,,,they listened to the requests of the bride and groom and focused on what they asked for at their reception. Ginny as both a business woman and entertainer was very easy to work with. Their music added a touch of class to the party. We highly recommend them.
The Bales Gitlin Band are awesome. We were married in 2006, and we had the Bales-Gitlin All-stars, led by Jordan and Chris (Jay and Ginny were out of town). What makes this band awesome is that they are amazing musicians, but they also have an incredible instinct for how to make a party go right. They can do any style of music, and played awesome versions of some of our exotic requests. But they also just picked awesome music of their own choice, and it was a total blast. Jordan and Chris are awesome singers, and the band absolutely rocks. It's now three years later, and we still hear from all sorts of people that "The band at your wedding was the best I've ever heard." And they are absolutely serious. The Bales-Gitlin all stars are the best band around.
Sarah McGann & Lee Davis Wedding85
The Bales Gitlin Band played for our daughter’s wedding on July 19, 2009 at Eolia Mansion at Harkness Park. We could not have been more satisfied. The Band exceeded our expectations in all ways. Ginny was great to work in the planning stages. She offered professional advice, but was very willing to be flexible. She worked with Sarah & Lee to play the music they wanted for the evening. The variety of music was astounding, their talent was tremendous. The Band even worked in a few new songs and renditions at Sarah’s request. The music provided the energy for the party, Ginny kept the evening going from cocktails to the last dance. She coordinated extremely well with the caterer and the photographer. The breaks came at just the right time. There were no awkward gaps, yet the evening was not rushed. She managed the introductions and toasts with such a smoothness that I cannot adequately describe. Best of all, the Band got people dancing that had not danced in years – including the parents of the bride. The guests were thrilled and there was such joy. I am glad to speak by phone to any parents and brides planning a wedding. Ginny can give you my number. Don’t waste your money on a DJ. This is the real deal. Kudos to the Bales Gitlin Band!!
Nancy O'Toole
What a great group of people. My husband and I have had them for two of our anniversary parties, and are about to use them once again, this year. From beginning to end, they are affable, professional, and simply fabulous ! Ginny is great to work with in the planning process; always responsive to specific requests; makes suggestions and plans that WORK !.. she,.and ALL of the band members are amazing musicians! During the venue, they read the audience well to keep the evening "moving" in just the right was so as not to "loose the croud"; to please everyone and to create an air of excitment and fun. Professional, talented, fun and the list of adjectives go on and on!!! Count on this band for YOUR next function...you will NOT be disappointed !
A lot of people told us the band is the most important decision you'll make about the wedding (except maybe the spouse). People will forget bad flowers, bad food, etc., and if you have a bad photographer, you'll still get other pictures. But if you have a boring wedding because the music is bad or inappropriate, people will remember that, so we wanted to make sure we got the best band we could. Problem was that we were planning our wedding from a few hundred miles away, so our trips to New Haven to interview various people (photographer, florist, caterer etc.) were limited. However, as Yale graduates, we had heard the Bales Gitlin Band at the Yale Commencement Ball twice, and we knew that they were 1. An excellent band and 2. Able to get a group of hugely varied ages and musical tastes all dancing and having a great time. So, we decided to book them. Best decision we could have made. Ginny and the rest of the band were phenomenal. We were told by many guests that it was the best wedding they'd ever been to and the most fun wedding they'd ever been to. The band had my college friends, my grandmothers, and everyone in between dancing and having a great time. They had a huge list of songs, so any songs we wanted, they played. But more importantly, they seemed to know just the right songs to play, and time to play them, to get people moving. Couple other things that stand out as being different from other bands at other weddings: 1. They played at an appropriate volume. They filled the room with music, but you could still talk to people. 2. They did an a capella performance while we cut our cake that was really nice, and we got a lot of compliments on that. 3. They are VERY good at 'managing' a wedding. In other words, the things we were worrying about, like the flow of people from room to room, staying on schedule, and all the logistic stuff you don't want to worry about during your wedding, they took care of perfectly. 4. They are very good about responding to emails. (just a sidenote, not necessarily different from bands I've heard at other weddings). I assume most people have stopped reading by now, but I obviously would recommend the Bales-Gitlin Band over a DJ or any other band at any wedding I've been to. A pleasure to deal with, and they put on an incredible wedding.
Bales Gitlin Band has 5 out of 5 stars based on 6 user reviews.

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