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 →

St. Louis Symphony Red Velvet Ball 2012

The Red Velvet Ball for the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra was truly an unforgettable event! By partnering with NYC-based event planner, Michelle Rago, we were able to present a night of entertainment and ambiance that took guests back to the era of the Cotton Club. Wynton Marsalis was present as the guest of honor and gave a one-of-a-kind concert with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and members of the St. Louis Symphony. In addition to Wynton, we... Continue reading →