Weddings

We create the musical experience and vibe, from your vision, for you and your guests.

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RECEPTION MUSIC

Wedding entertainment at concert show level by New York’s most talented artists. McLean Avenue have performed at 100’s of weddings over the years and their professionalism and floor-filling songlist is second to none.

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COCKTAIL HOUR MUSIC

From a solo crooner, string quartet, a full acoustic jazz band or simply iPod playlist, McLean Avenue Band cater for all.

CEREMONY MUSIC

Classically trained musicians and singers provide a timeless ambience to any wedding ceremony. The ideal music to start your perfect day.

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Some of the more popular songs we perform at weddings and events

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Gala Event

10-piece McLean Avenue Band Live

500 Miles

The Proclaimers

Your Spark

McLean Avenue Band
(Original Song)

Don’t Stop Beliving

JOURNEY

Tell Me Ma 

IRISH TRADITIONAL SONG

JUST HAVING FUN

NANCY MULLIGAN
(In Campervan)

Client Testimonials

Just a few words from our past clients. See more on The Knot.com

The McLean Avenue band – MADE OUR WEDDING!!! There are a lot of decisions to make when planning a wedding – this is an easy one. Just book them – you won’t be sorry

Helen B

Bride

THE BEST EVER! The McLean Ave Band drove all they way down from NY to DC for our wedding… The dance floor was full with everyone partying and dancing and singing their hearts out.

Nora A

Bride

This Band is absolutely beyond words!! They were the perfect accompaniment to our perfect day!!! Padraig met with us personally to finalize our specific touches and all of our guests loved the day!

Kelli D

Bride

…and Thank You for saying Thanks



Listening

To create the mood from your vision, we must listen to you first.

We listen to what you want and what you don’t want.

Your wedding is about you and we are there to serve you and create your vision.

Mood Creators

This comes from the music that we play, our energy, client focused vision and respect.
Starting with the ceremony, then into the cocktail hour , dinner and on to the dance floor, we set the tone sonically, but we also create the mood from the energy we put out and the way we interact with the guests, which is crucial for a great party.

When it gets to the dance, our role is about creating that mood and putting that energy out there to the guest, that it is time to light up the floor.

Our Role

We talk with you ahead of time to go over playlists ideas and come in, to the day, very prepared. We talked to the officiant, caterer , photographer videographer, anyone who is involved in the wedding and make sure everyone knows wat is coming up, We do that in the background because ideally we do not want you, as the bride and groom, to notice that time is passing. It is so easy at your wedding to forget that time even exist. That’s how it should be, you should be just having fun. We think of our role, particularly before the dance starts, as that facilitator. Without that you could lose valuable time on your wedding day if no one is paying attention to time, so unless you are hiring a day-of coordinator or wedding planner, we are the people who step up and help.

Production

From the ceremony to the final song, the sound system and quality can make or break a wedding. Without the right equipment and the right people operating it, your event could lose its vibe and feel cheap and unprofessional. This can be one of the most noticeable mistakes at a wedding because the sound is so obvious.
For that reason, we use a professional sound engineer for all our weddings. Using the same engineer at all our events is just as important to us as using the same musicians. The engineer knows our music, our vibe, knows our equipment and is cued in to your vision and the experience we are creating for you. He is also on-site to deal with any technical issues that may arise with any of your vendors or the venue.
If you can’t hear the ceremony, cocktail hour music or dance music, you won’t experience the energy or vibe.

Reading the Room

Hiring professional and experienced people is crucial to anticipate thing that may happen and in the moment to anything that comes up. Whether it be a last-minute ceremony location change to an impromptu dance, as experienced professionals, we know how to deal with it as we have probably delt with that before.

How to Book

–Research us online at websites like theknot.com and pay attention to our reviews.
–Ask your venue if they have dealt with us before and what their experience was like.
–Meet with us face-to-face to experience our vibe and see if we will be a good fit for your wedding
–When you meet with us, you meet with the people who will be performing at your wedding, not some office staff or sales staff


Remember each wedding is different.

Some wedding are high energy couples and others are more relaxed couples. We always create a vibe to suit our client’s vision.

Therefore, if you check us out at one of our weddings, it may not be exactly what you have versioned for your wedding but you will experience our professionalism. production quality and the guests having fun, at all our weddings.