Booking

Contact the Storytellers about your next event: 

 

 

Call or Email:

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Direct Line:  (917) 887-5459  

 

Feel free to call us, we'd love to speak with you!  An initial phone call is very helpful for you and for us: to quickly provide you with the information you need, and to help us to advise you on our full services and a fast an easy personal quote.

 

If you'd prefer email that is fine! Please keep in mind that our reply emails will occasionally land in your spam folder, so please be sure to check your spam if you do not see a reply within 24 hours.

 

Email: storytellersnyc@gmail.com 


Please include the following information so we can accurately advise you of our availability and rates:

- event date

- event location (venue or city/state)

- your email address

- your best phone number

- best time to reach you (we typically keep regular business hours)

- will you also be interested in information for ceremony and cocktail hour?

- please tell us how you found us!


We make every effort to respond to your inquiries as soon as possible.

 


 

More on the music -

We're based in Brooklyn, New York.  Throwing the ultimate dance party is our passion. We play DANCE HITS ranging from today's top songs, and back through every decade - 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s - and we'll customize our playlist to your personal preferences. If you want Classic Dance, Top hits, 90s rock and R&B or a mix of true mix of variety - we deliver the best party you could ever imagine. 

Be sure to check out our massive songlist!

More on our services -
We believe that planning the entertainment aspect of your party should be stressless. The Storytellers has developed a hard-earned reputation for excellent communication, organization, attention to detail, and professionalism.  As important it is that we provide with you an exceptional musical product, it is equally important that we provide you with exceptional service during the planning stages.

 

Who are We?

We are a 10 piece cover band with 3 lead singers, and 3 horns, bass, drums, piano, guitar.  With 6 of 10 band members singing lead vocals, and each one specializing in their own thing, the elusive quality of 'something for everyone' is realized.


Most importantly, most of us started out as friends in music school, and after grad school we found that most of us had moved to NYC to tackle the big apple. While we all have 'art' projects happening, we also have a love of dance hits and guitly pleasure cover songs.  Herein the band was born, and is going strong for many years now.

 

Our experience as musicians extends well beyond the realm of weddings and corporate events. Members of the Storytellers have performed in concerts, tours, television shows and specials, as well as recordings with Adele, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Frank Ocean,  BB King, Gavin DeGraw, Solomon Burke,The Four Tops, Ice T, Maceo Parker, The Spin Doctors, Snarky Puppy, and Ben Folds to name a few.  As individuals, we have garnered 2 separate Grammy nominations, a National Composition Award from BMI (Broadcast Music International) and numerous awards from Downbeat Magazine. We pride ourselves in maintaining vibrant musical lives. Feel free to ask us about any of our individual side-projects.

 


 

Other Services:
Can you provide music for my ceremony or cocktail hour?

Yes! One or more musician can play music during the cocktail hour. Because our organization includes so many formally trained jazz musicians, couples often request our jazz trio featuring upright bass.


We also have a large and fully rehearsed library of ceremony music ranging from Bach to Beatles to modern hits.  We'll write a custom arrangement of pretty much any songs you'd like.

 

Will you learn songs for our party?

Absolutely! Despite our lengthy song list, people often ask for special dance songs that are not included in our standard repertoire. We ask that you provide us with any special requests one month ahead of your event so we have time to fully prepare.

 

What do the musicians wear during performance?

The band dresses in formal attire unless otherwise requested. We can also don a contemporary and unique "formal suit" look which is featured in many pictures on this site. 

 

Will you Emcee the event?

Yes, our lead singers and band-leader will act as emcee for your party. In fact, our lead singer maintains an alter ego as a high profile event coordinator and emcee and has worked directly with many national acts including Cee Lo Green, Michelle Branch, Grayson Chance, and Rapheal Saadiq. That same level of service will be provided to you as we work closely with you and the catering department to develop a schedule that enhances the flow of your event.

 

Is the band insured? Are any there hidden fees?

The Storytellers Band is fully insured and proof of insurance can be provided to your venue. There is no tax and pricing always includes standard main stage sound system and production crew. We strive to be as transparent as possible with pricing and there are never any hidden fees.
 
Can you provide us with other production elements such as stage and lighting?
If you are seeking a more elegant presentation, we can provide full-scale stage lighting and staging upon request. 

 

Why us?

Sara says: "Aside from being highly personable, the band itself as a unit provides infectious energy and flexibility in our show. The performance is completely customizable to suit what YOU envision for YOUR event.  We never lose sight that the party is all about you and your wedding day.  As musical director, my approachable and detail-oriented nature will ensure the success of your party and make working with us a stress-free experience. No questions, no matter how big or small, will be left unanswered so you will be able to sit back enjoy the biggest night of your life. As one groom put it: 'we walked in the room, sat in the back, and were taken by the fact that everyone was having such a great time. We couldn't believe this was our own party.'  It's my goal to provide this to each and every couple that we work with.  -Sara Jacovino