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Planning a wedding?  The Backtalk Band is the hottest wedding band in Central New York.
They are guaranteed to make your reception an event to remember.  The band performs in full tuxedo attire and also acts as a full Master of Ceremonies for announcements throughout the evening.  From the quiet dinner hour set to that last rocking dance set, The Backtalk Band is your best musical choice for a successful wedding reception.

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Book The Backtalk Band for $900 ! *
We'll play your Reception, learn your First Dance, Parent's dances, and MC your Reception events!
Professional attire and courteous planning!
*(3-hour Reception in Tompkins County - for more options please email us)

Studio recording Medley video

Here is one of many testimonials from a very happy bride and groom:

Wedding - Anyela's Vineyard, Skaneateles, NY

We hired the Backtalk Band for our wedding in Skaneateles in the fall of 2012, and they were absolutely fantastic. They capped the whole day so well, and they truly made then night just perfect. They band sounded great and the dance floor always had lots of people on it. They play older music, but the good thing is that older people feel more comfortable dancing to it and the younger people will dance to everything, and young or old, you already know the songs. Their guitarist Bob Keefe also played dinner music. At one point one of our guests turned to us and we realized - wait, this isn't pre-recorded music?  They also learned several new songs for our first dance, father/daughter dance, and were very accommodating--even allowing the groom to sing a song to the bride :) .  After how fantastic they were at our Reception, we were very glad we chose them over all the DJs and bands we looked at and spoke with.

Thanks again for everything!
-Tom Dannen (groom)    Michelle Connelly (bride):

For more testimonials, please click here

Song suggestions for you First Dance or your Father/daughter or Mother/son dance:
(click on each song for the song lyrics)

What a Wonderful World
It Had to Be You
Since I Fell for You
Can't Help Falling in Love
God Bless the Child
As Time Goes By
(Our) Love is Here to Stay
Wonderful Tonight
Through The Years
Chasing Cars

Band members may be hired individually to fulfill other musical needs.  
For wedding ceremony music, look no further than our keyboard player,
John White or our guitarist Bob Keefe.  For cocktail hour reception look to
Bob or John White.

Sound clips (MP3):
Bob Keefe solo guitar (click here)
Bob with trio (click here)
John White, piano  (click here)

Here are some suggested places for your wedding reception.  
We've performed at all of these locations.

The Fountainbleu Inn (Alpine, NY)
Ginny Lee at Wagner Vineyards (Lodi, NY)
The Statler Hotel on the Cornell Campus (Ithaca, NY)
Esperanza Mansion (Bluff Point, NY)
The Aurora Inn (Aurora, NY)
The McKinley (Endicott, NY)
Red Newt Cellars (Lodi, NY)
Sheldrake Point Winery (Ovid, NY)
Greystone Castle (Canistota, NY)
Belhurst Castle (Geneva, NY)
Brewster Inn (Cazenovia, NY)
The Big Red Barn at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
Willard Straight Hall at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)

The Country Club of Ithaca (Ithaca, NY)
White Eagle Conference Center (Hamilton, NY)
Turning Stone Resort (Verona, NY)
Dibble's Inn (Verona, NY)
Clarion Hotel (Ithaca, NY)
Springside Inn (Aurora, NY)

Lincklaen House (Cazenovia, NY)
Silo Restaurant and Carriage House (Greene, NY)
Holiday Inn (Ithaca, NY)
Lake Watch Inn (Lansing, NY)
Cortland Alumni House (Cortland, NY)
Logan Ridge Winery (Hector, NY)

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