We booked The Avenue from CLE Music Group for our wedding. Other than getting married, this was perhaps the best decision we made. Everyone from the owner, Scott and all the staff is top notch and very responsive. This was not the case when I looked into other choices for other bands. We felt honored to have what we think is the best and most polished band in Cleveland for our wedding. The play a great set list and know how to keep the floor packed. Their sound engineering is so dialed in, you feel like you’re at house of blues. This doesn’t even begin to mention the talent of the singers and instrumentalists; they are all amazing and true professionals.
I almost majored in music, so music is very important to me and I’m very discerning and picky. I looked at all the options and it was down to the Avenue and another similarly sized band that was slightly less expensive. That other group sounded good at their showcase, but when I researched and spoke to a few of them, I realized they are not really a group. It’s merely an agent of sorts that books these independent musicians for shows. Music is about rapport and anticipation, it frightened me to think our wedding band could have been thrown together with musicians that played together a handful of times or maybe never. With the Avenue (and the entire CLE group) you know what you are getting and can rest easy.
Additionally, as I researched, I found out that there were all sort of upgrades that made the less expensive group slightly more expensive. For example, if you want good sound quality, you need to upgrade your sound package to better speakers. To me this added a lot of additional stress and things to keep track of that add to the list of things you worry about when planning your wedding. Do your research and you only have one option, the Avenue. There are so many things you need to do for your wedding, this was one thing where we were able to fully remove this stress from the planning knowing the band would deliver and did they. We had the unfortunate event of a guest having a stroke at the reception (they are ok). But the Avenue was so professional and when they came on were able to turn the mood around and ensure everyone had fun for the rest of the evening. Everyone was raving about how fantastic the band was and they’ve never heard anything like it at a wedding. Thank you so much guys, you made our reception!