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KEYSTRING DUO

VIOLIN & PIANO/KEYBOARDS

"My husband and I were blown away by the music at our wedding!!! I was contacted by Steven Vance before my wedding regarding song preferences... And he delivered big time!!! The ceremony music was exactly what I requested! The reception music also awesome. I can not tell you how many guests complimented the music! I gave them a few songs that I definitely wanted to be played and some songs I definitely did not want played. I then told him some general criteria of what I wanted....and it could not have been more perfect. The dance floor was packed the entire night!! Everyone danced and enjoyed the music. Would strongly recommend!!! You will not be disappointed!!"
Jamie & John 9/21/14 Fox Chapel Golf Club
Steven Vance Keystring Duo & DJ Package

                                                  Keystring Duo  Steven Vance and John Garrick

ELEGANT AND ENERGETIC

This combination gives you a sophisticated but swinging sound for Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions, Parties, Banquets, Concerts, or any Special Event.

"Steven and his partner were wonderful! We got so many compliments on the wonderful music and the strolling violin during dinner. Everyone thought it made the night! We loved his work with announcing                         us during the reception and introducing the speakers. I would recommend him to anyone!"

                                           Cory & Benjamin  Hyeholde Moon Twp.  Steven Vance Keystring Duo

 

PLAYING GREAT MUSIC FOR GREAT EVENTS

The musical range is breathtaking covering many styles, performers and eras. To name a few -

Glorious Classical, Baroque, Opera and Waltz melodies by Mozart, Bach, Vivaldi, Puccini, Handel, Strauss, Debussy, Pachelbel, Chopin...

Broadway and Movie themes from "Phantom Of The Opera", "Fiddler On The Roof", "The Sound Of Music", "The Wizard Of Oz", "The Bodyguard", "Aladdin", "Titanic", ...

Romantic favorites from "Moon River", "As Time Goes By", "Just The way You Are", "Stardust", "Unchained Melody" ...

Italian, French, and Spanish favorites, Hungarian Czardas', Russian Troikas, Irish Jigs and reels, Scottish Airs, Viennese Waltzes, Argentine Tangos ,Brazilian Sambas, and even Polkas

Contemporary  hits like "You Raise Me Up", Viva La Vida", "Don't Stop Believing", "One Hundred Years", "Fields of Gold", "Hallelujah", "The Luckiest", Beatles, Led Zeppelin ...

Crooners from Sinatra, Dean Martin, Elvis and Nat Cole to Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder,Shania Twain, Whitney Houston, Etta James, Barbra Streisand, Michael Buble...

Jazz and Swing from Glenn Miller to Thelonius Monk, Duke Ellington to Count Basie, Stephane Grappelli to Jean Luc Ponty, Kenny G to Antonio Carlos Jobim

Standards from George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Hoagy Carmichael, Rodgers and Hart ...

Jewish/Klezmer music, Civil War music, Titanic Dinner music...

Please convey my thanks for a job exceptionally done to the men who performed at my sons wedding. I absolutely enjoyed their music. They were very professional throughout, and I have recommended them to several other people who asked for their information. If my daughter ever gets married, I would love to have them back. Wishing you all continued success!!! “

Wendy Henderson  Mother Of The Groom  

Keystring Violin and Keyboards Duo for the Ceremony.  Strolling Violin for the Cocktails

 

STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY

Wireless sound system for the Violin

Bose Sound system - but never "too loud".

Kurzweil Keyboards - simply the best

I hired Steven to play violin (along with a pianist) during the ceremony & cocktails, strolling violin during dinner, and DJ/MC for the reception. Can't say enough good things about our experience. The music was absolutely amazing, and Steven is a great speaker/MC. We had lots of guests in from out of town, and one of them even mentioned that he would hire Steven to fly to his home state for a party- that's how impressive he was!! I don't think the dance floor was empty all night- GREAT job!!!”

Kris & Justin  Lemont  Steven Vance Keystring Duo and DJ Package

 

EXPAND THE BAND

Add Upright Acoutic Bass for that classic look and sound.

Add a Female Vocalist to give it that extra touch.

Add a Cello or Violin to add amore Classical feel to a Wedding Ceremony

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                                                     Steven Vance Twelfth Night Band

       Steve and John with Vocalist Etta Cox, another Violinist and Bass for the annual Twefth Night of Christmas Party

EXTRAS

Steve can provide MC services when needed.

Event consultation on sound, set-up, music selection, introduction music cues ...

Wireless microphone.

CD or recorded music for breaks or special dances.

Reliability

“Jean and I have just returned home, this week.  We wanted to thank you again and tell you how very, very pleased we were with your performance at our wedding.  You greatly exceeded our expectations with your professionalism and class.  Countless people, young and not so young,  have called and emailed us, telling us about your talent and showmanship that evening.  We can't say enough good things about you but will close, thanking you again, and hoping you can play at our 25th anniversary in 2037"                Jean & Ray Steven Vance Keystring Duo & DJ Package

 

EXPERIENCE

We've been working together for 20 years so we know what we are doing. Hundreds of events of all types has allowed us know how to entertain different groups in different ways that work for them.

"I can't thank you enough for the fantastic music at our daughter's wedding last Thursday! Because of your great endorsement, I was confident that your music would complete the wedding & it did. Your violin was perfect for the outdoor ceremony. And John on the keyboards with your violin , was the perfect duo, like you said, for the cocktail hour & dinner music.  Thank you so much, I was fortunate for a 3 week planning of the wedding that it was a Thursday & you had it open.  Now I know why you come highly recommended and will be glad to pass your name on."

Elaine Poliziani  8/15/13  Montour Heights Country Club           

Keystring Duo for the Ceremony, Cocktails and Dinner and DJ Steven Vance

"They just loved you both!  They were blown away by your talent and love for music.  Word has alreadsed it that they should not miss it next time!  We will be in touch again."

Karen Hammond  Masonic Villa

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                                                   Steven Vance and John Garrick in Kansas City

                                                Steve and John in Kansas City for a corporate event

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING

"After all the weddings I have been to, the first thing I have always said was, "put your money towards LIVE music." I am so thankful that Tony put us in contact with you! Having a violinist AND a pianist stay all night was the most wonderful part of our evening! I honestly would do it all over again just to hear you two play! My grandmother, especially, was so amazed by you both, I cannot thank you enough. Even the next morning at breakfast, everyone was still talking about the amazing duo from the night before! That's exactly what I wanted...something for everyone to talk about and I'm so glad it was you and John! Music makes any party and your music made ours! I hope you and your family enjoy a wonderful New Year; Howard and I are so happy that you could help us celebrate our start as a married couple! With much love and happiness."

Andrea and Howard Taylor 

"Words can’t describe how amazing you both made my Wedding !  People are still talking about it and how much they loved it.  I hope you do another event for us in the future."

Ashley and Chris Freed    

"I just wanted to thank you for the lovely music at our reception on April 30.  I really appreciate all the pieces you put together especially for us, including "Defying Gravity."  They really put some personal touches on our wedding day, and both Matt and I are grateful.  Thank you!"

Anneke & Matt Mikulski  

"Thank you so much for making our Wedding Ceremony sound beautiful.  Our guests raved about you guys."

Matt & Jessica Tague 

"John and I wanted to thank you for making our Wedding reception on Saturday so beautiful and memorable !!  The guests loved you and I know they enjoyed hearing their requests on the Violin and Piano."

Jenn and John

CORPORATE EVENTS

"Thank you for the enjoyable music you provided at our CHP Alumni event at Phipps.  You sounded great and really added to the ambiance of the evening.  I look forward to working with you in the future."

Sharon Mastro  Childrens Hospital

"I heard that the event was AMAZING and that the night went off without a hitch! Wish I was there. I’m sure the music was amazing in the hall of Sculptures due to the acoustics. I can't wait to see pictures. It was a successful night with big ticket sales. Thank you to you and your John who help fill the air with beautiful sounds and play up Roberto Coin’s Bella Notte theme! Our guests loved their “night at the museum” and our clients were super happy!"

Marilyn Torio Conde Nast Traveler Magazine 

WITH VOCALIST LILLY ABREU FOR A CEREMONY

"Had to thank you for making Adil’s and my Wedding Day music so special with the Violin and Keyboard.  Ms. Abreu was excellent and her voice was so perfectly suited to the music I had chosen. Adil absolutely loved the music as well and it turned out exactly as we both had wanted."

Zoon and Adil

CUSTOMER SERVICE

"I wanted to take a moment and say thank you for meeting us in person Saturday. We were both nervous about music, as neither of us are well versed in violin or wedding music. We felt a load lifted from our shoulders after we met. We really appreciated the time you took to go over the information and explain some different ideas. That type of customer service is something we feel is very meaningful to us and take to heart. That personal connection is key and we got that feeling with you. We are very excited to be working with you for our wedding August 12. We know your services is going to create an atmosphere our guests will remember which is exactly what we were hoping for. 

Kristen Benner & Shawn Madey

"I wish all my vendors were as communicative as you two are!"

Julia Pedrotti

 

KEYSTRING DUO AND DJ PACKAGE

"I just wanted to thank you for the outstanding  job you did at our wedding. Everyone was talking about "Don't Stop Believing" that you and John played during the ceremony. You were so professional. You pretty much told us what to do, and that's what we needed! The strolling violin was a hit and the DJ music got the party started. We are definitely recommending you to our other friends who are engaged."

Alyssa and Brad Cipriani  

"I just wanted to drop you a note to tell you just how much we appreciated the perfect job you and John did for our wedding.  All of our guests commented on the wonderful music you and John performed and how you brought a real touch of class to wedding ceremony.  Your strolling violin during dinner was such a unique touch and certainly was a highlight of the evening for us all. Your emcee and DJ work was spot on professional and kept the flow of evening flawless. Thank you again for being part of our special day…and on such short notice.  It was a pleasure to work with you."

Bob and Maureen Grosso

"Thank you for sharing your talents with our guests on Saturday evening.  Everyone was so very impressed.  We knew from the first time we heard you at the Cliffside, that if our daughter would get married we wanted you to play;  she was only seven years old.  I guess you can say we have been planning her wedding for twenty years.  You are the ultimate professional and the ultimate performer;  from cocktails through dancing a fabulous time was had by all.  Thank you for helping us give Lindsey the wedding of her dreams." 

Sharon & Jim Carver (Bride’s Parents)

"Thank you again so much for everything you did to make Patrick and Jill’s wedding reception such a great success.  Nancy had raved for years about your strolling violin performance and I can now understand why she considered you her first and only choice for the celebration.  And to then be able to move to such a great DJ program, which enabled everyone and every age to enjoy the evening’s fun, was brilliant.  Even my 88 year old father with Parkinson’s was drawn onto the dance floor and had a fantastic time!  You did so much to help everyone  enjoy the evening and we are very grateful for your wonderful talents.  We will certainly remember you for future events and give your name to anyone who asks."

Tom and Diane McCulllough        (Groom’s Parents)

"I just wanted to quickly write you this informal thank you for making our wedding absolutely wonderful.  Everything was beautiful--from the ceremony music (which I made sure to listen to) to the cocktail hour, to the strolling violin/piano duo to finally the DJ service (the dance floor was full all night!).  People absolutely raved about how wonderful you were.  They are still talking about it today!  You definitely set the tone for the entire day.  Thank you for being so professional and definitely one of the best aspects of the wedding. I can't remember if you have a list of people as references for your potential new customers, but please add us to the list if you do.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

Andrea & James

"I want you to know how delightfully awesome it was to have you playing at our son/daughter-in-law's wedding at The LeMont on June 9.   You and your keyboard partner added SO much atmosphere to the event. Your presentation was fantastic and your music and selections were perfect for us! (It was most impressive how both the violin and the keyboard knew just what to do to work together!) We were thrilled that your entertainment was part of our evening and you truly made the celebration extra special! You are a class act. Thank you!"

Pam & Geoffrey Wright  (Groom’s Parents)

"I just wanted to take a moment to thank you so much again for the wonderful job you, John and Jake did providing the music for our wedding and reception.  Whenever Greg or I speak to a guest who attended, one of the first things they mention is the music and how unique and classy it was.  You were the extra ingredient that made our wedding that much more special!  I will recommend you to anyone and everyone who asks!  Grazie!"

Valerie and Greg Castelli

"Your performance and DJ time were both perfect and enjoyable.  The dance floor was never idle. I will pass on your name to prospective clients".

Dan Vereb  Father of the Bride

 

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