Booking

Contact the Storytellers about your next event: turn your party into the best one you've ever been to.

 

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 seek, and to help us to advise you on our full services.

 

If you'd prefer email that is fine as well! 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 here:  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 are out of Brooklyn, New York, The Storytellers pack dance floors at weddings, corporate events, outdoor festivals and anywhere else a dance parties spring up. We pride ourselves in authentic, intensely energetic, and 100% LIVE performances of a wide breadthe of musical genres ranging from contemporary hits of today, to rock anthems of the 80's, 90's rock and r&b, classic dance, and all the way back to classic soul of the 60's. Experience mixes with youthful passion to form an exciting band whose chemistry and diversity appeals to most party goers. Most importantly, we can promise you a killer party!

More on the service -
Entertainment can make or break your event. With this in mind, we believe that planning this 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? Our core band:

The Storytellers Band is comprised of up to 10 dynamic musicians, performers, and most importantly: we all started out as friends.  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.


In technical terms, we are:

 - 3 dedicated lead singers whose unique personalities shine through and elevate their performances beyond the realm of singing to provide and interactive and high energy experience.

- Guitarist whose vocals and soloing will make you remenisce about the first time you heard all those classic rock, 80's and 90's anthems.

- Piano/Keys/Synth/vocalist who captures all the unique sounds of the original recordings, electronic and acoustic, and gives the band an especially authentic vibe.

- Bassist who plays electric and also specializes in acoustic upright-- adding to the ambiance for jazz cocktail and dinner music.

-Drummer who drives the energy of the band using both an acoustic drum set as well as a set of specialized electronic pads to enhance modern tunes.

-A 3-piece horns section consisting of sax, trumpet, and trombone - breathing authenticity into classic horn band music while adding a hip twist to contemporary radio hits.

 

Our experience as musicians extends well beyond the realm of weddings and corporate events. Members of the Storytellers have performed in concerts, tours, television, and 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--- we enjoy getting to know our friends and fans!

 

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

Yes! One or more musicians will often 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 owing to our president's past life as an pipe organist.

 

Will you learn songs for our party?

Absolutely! Despite our lengthy song list, people often ask for special songs that are not included in our standard repertoire. We ask that you provide us with any special requests a 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 lighting?
If you are seeking a more elegant presentation, we can provide full-scale stage lighting and stages upon request.  Please call for complete information about custom ceremony and reception packages.

 

Why us?

Aside from being highly personable, this band provides infectious energy and flexibility in their show. The performance is completely customizable to suit what YOU envision for your event-- we are living in an iPOD generation and realize how important this can be. The musical director's approachable and detail-oriented nature will ensure the success of your party and make it 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."