The Reviews are In!

We’re in the middle of an awesome wedding season and our best wedding bands in St. Louis and beyond are booking up fast for 2014! If you are looking to hire a wedding band now is the time to give us a call! Check out these featured reviews below from some of our favorite bands featured on The Knot, 5 star reviews across the board! 1.5.13 Arvell & Company “Arvell & Company were amazing! As the bride,... Continue reading →

Event Gallery – Monte Carlo Gala

The Contemporary team was privileged to produce this gala for a nonprofit organization in February 2013. The client requested us to create a one-of-a-kind event with a Monte Carlo theme. We transformed  the Chase Park Plaza with custom new props and decor pieces,  amazing live entertainment in every room and a breathtaking performance by Escala! Entrance Treatment Photo-Op Registration Interactive Entertainment Martini Lounge Wall (Pre-function Side) Wall (Ballroom Side) Ballroom  Living Statue Stage  Escala Escala... Continue reading →

Griffin at the Busch Stadium Bridal Show!

We had an absolute blast talking with dozens of engaged couples this past weekend at the Busch Stadium Bridal Show. It’s always a pleasure to be able to discuss the advantages of hiring a wedding band when you have Griffin and the Gargoyles playing behind you. For those of you that came over to our table, we look forward to hearing from you in the near future! Fredbird, a long-time friend of the band decided... Continue reading →

Charles Glenn Live at the VP Ball!

The Veiled Prophet Ball is truly a night for celebration. Contemporary hired 72 different musicians to play throughout the evening (and into the morning) including Arvell & Company, the Charles Glenn Group, the Fabulous Motown Revue, the Steve Schankman Orchestra and Peter Schankman’s quartet for a quick cocktail set. Guests were glued to the dance floor until 3:30 in the morning! Here’s a highlight of Charles Glenn’s performance caught on film. We hope you enjoy! Continue reading →

Happy Thanksgiving!

A couple of quick updates from the team at Contemporary! First, the Ladue News wrote a great interview about our president and founder, Steve Schankman. You can read it on their digital site HERE. Secondly, if you check out the featured weddings in the Ladue News’ Fall Elegant Living Magazine, you’ll notice that three of our top bands, Griffin and the Gargoyles, Arvell & Co and the Charles Glenn Group were at five of the... Continue reading →

Last Minute Rally

While Contemporary Productions is a non-partisan business, there’s nothing like a last minute campaign booking! The 17 musicians of the Fabulous Motown Revue were honored last week to play for Senator McCaskill’s final rally before the election. We’d like to think that her win was the result of voters being energized by authentic renditions of classic Motown, RnB and Disco hits! Special guests at the event included Chuck Berry and Don King (pictured below with... Continue reading →