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A-List Band of the Year!

We are very excited and proud to announce that Contemporary exclusive, My Friend Mike, has been awarded St. Louis Magazine‘s A-List Party Band 2015! Quoted below: “You’re probably wondering, “Who’s Mike?” That would be Mike Schlipp, the lead vocalist and keyboard player for the Top 40 cover band. (He also plays with longtime St. Louis band Butch Wax and the Hollywoods). The band’s composed of five other talented musicians, including fellow lead vocalist Danielle Meyer,... Continue reading →

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 →

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 →

My Friend Mike

A-List Award Winner 2015!  My Friend Mike is St Louis’ choice for memorable entertainment. Comprised of  talented local musicians, My Friend Mike covers the latest Top 40 hits along with soulful Motown classics, country, rock and anything in between. My Friend Mike has been featured at many of STL’s premier events, including a 7 year stretch at the Cardinals home opener rally (Keiner Plaza), the St. Louis Zoo, 4th of July celebrations in O’Fallon and... Continue reading →

Fabulous Motown Revue

In the early 60s, Detroit was on the move. It was Motown U.S.A. , home to major auto makers, and the newly formed Motown Records. Motown founder Berry Gordy not only lent an ear to a different kind of music in the air from a newly energized city. He coined it “the sound of young America….” And believed it would break down the barriers between black and white popular music. Only one group, dedicated to... Continue reading →

Charles Glenn Group

Charles Glenn is an entertainer who draws upon his vast wealth of knowledge and training to create unforgettable musical experiences for his audiences. Whether with his full band or a smaller ensemble, Charles can be seen around St. Louis at sporting events, charitable galas, weddings, corporate functions and clubs. The son of an accomplished opera singer, Charles received early training in voice and percussion. Charles has utilized both his strong vocal and percussion talents as... Continue reading →
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