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Magazines Featuring Spectrum
Spectrum has been featured in several national and regional magazines. (see below)

Click here for information about our achievement
in the national
Modern Bride Magazine
Music Special Issue.

Modern Bride Music Special
Spectrum was selected to receive the following two awards for 2014!

The Knot: “Best of Weddings 2014” - We won this award for 2013 as well and the winners are limited to
the top 1% of all vendors in the nation so we’re very proud to win this award again! “Couple’s Choice for 2014” – We’ve won this award for the past six years!
This represents the top 5% of the WeddingWire local vendor community.

We would like to offer a huge thank you to our past wedding couples for such emphatic and
consistent recommendations of the band for so many years!

The Knot Best of Weddings 2014 Wedding Wire Bride's Choice Awards 2014
Spectrum is selected as one of the
“Top Wedding Bands” in St. Louis!
(Click the link below to read the article)

CBS Top Bands St. Louis 2013

  • Live music professionals for over 20 years with a perfect 100% customer satisfaction! Many of the thank you notes received from past clients are provided here for your review.
  • New Feature! We are excited to announce that we now provide a full-time professional engineer for you at every performance! This allows us to ensure that the sound quality, volume level, and lighting at your event are always perfect! You can be assured that our musicians are not awkwardly trying to run the sound and light systems while performing for you on stage. We also provide a “real” state-of-the-art sound system that’s continuously being upgraded for perfect CD quality audio and a new light system with 32 LED arrays for a stage appearance that is absolutely dazzling! You are more than welcome to use our PA and wireless microphone for speeches, toasts, etc. during your event and our engineer will make all arrangements for you. We can also take care of many other additional audio/video and staging needs you might have for your event at a reduced cost since we will already be on site for your event. We can provide wireless lapel microphones for speeches, video screens and projectors, spotlights, large indoor or outdoor staging systems, and additional sound and lighting capabilities for any size venue.
  • Each musician uses in-ear monitors allowing absolute control of the volume in the room. Also, a professional engineer is provided for each performance to unobtrusively monitor sound quality via a wireless laptop computer to ensure that the sound and lighting are perfect!
  • We provide a "real" horn section using custom music charts on stage, not an add-on group of musicians intended to make the band look larger rather than sound larger.
  • Attention to detail is one of the reasons that we're recognized as St. Louis' wedding specialists for live music. We personally coordinate all of the details with you before the event and we also use this information to implement your wishes during the event. Because of our years of experience you will not only enjoy a great band, but also a virtual on-site event coordinator working to keep your evening on schedule and stress free. We also take care of all the emcee duties for you during the evening (if needed) so that you can relax and enjoy the event. You can feel confident that you’ll be in good hands from the very beginning of our relationship all the way up until the last song of the night!
  • We were recently in the studio and have a brand new demo CD that was just released! You can read about the songs on the CD and listen to the tracks by clicking here.
  • A very detailed and professional stage appearance that is second to none in St. Louis is specifically designed to enhance an elegant atmosphere.
  • The schedule on this web site reflects our highly successful past and also lists our future availability for your event. Our reputation of being one of the most requested bands in the bi-state area for wedding receptions is very apparent by reviewing this schedule.
  • Nine-piece instrumentation with female and male vocalists possessing advanced music theory degrees provides exceptional diversity and value.
  • Wide variety of music is performed to satisfy all audiences. Your choice of music on an iPod or CDs (yours or ours) can be played during band breaks to keep the party lively.
  • Elegant duos or trios including piano and stand-up bass or piano and saxophone are available for cocktails and/or dinner service.
  • Spectrum always maintains a significant liability insurance policy for your protection. Always ask to make sure your band is capable of protecting you and your guests from the unexpected.
  • We're already familiar with the logistics and acoustics of almost every facility in St. Louis so it's likely that your location is someplace where we've already performed. We've performed at events as small as 50 guests and as large as 5,000 while opening for ZZ Top during an IBM corporate event at the Scottrade Center so we know how to make your event a tremendous success!

Here’s a look at what your guests could see at your event!

We recently purchased a brand new PA system that provides CD quality sound for our guests and we also purchased a brand new LED lighting system so that you and your guests will have an evening that's just as visually dazzling as it is musically dazzling. Don’t let the stage size in the pictures above mislead you since this was a huge stage provided for our New Year’s Eve performance at Chateau on the Lake. We use a sophisticated in-ear monitoring system that eliminates the need for lots of stage monitors (speakers for musicians) scattered about on the stage. We can set the band up in a very small space relative to other bands our size.

"Thanks Tim! My entire experience working with you and Spectrum Band has been refreshingly professional. I have never (in my 35 years as a music biz pro) experienced any band leader that topped your attention to detail, client communication, preparation, and quality of service. You made my job easy by giving our client (and myself) comforting peace of mind. It was clear from start to finish that Spectrum Band would provide for all our client's needs and wishes. To say "job well done" is an understatement! Sincerely, Steve Walker" -- Booking agent for a corporate event at Rend Lake in Benton, IL"

"Tim and the band were amazing! Our guests screamed for an ENCORE at the end of the night. I used to book and promote bands in college and the service Tim provided exceeded all of my experience with professional agents/routers/managers (I booked Dave Matthews, Counting Crows, Bill Cosby...etc). I would highly recommend this band to any of my friends, especially those with as discerning musical tastes as my husband and I have. Elizabeth Smith" -- Wedding reception

"Spectrum Band made finding a wedding band so simple and easy. My husband and I were debating back and forth with my parents over getting a band or a DJ. My parents won in the end and I have to admit they were right. The band made our wedding more elegant and kept the party going. The dance floor was full the entire evening. Tim Callihan was so easy to work with and gave us piece of mind. Thank you Spectrum Band!! Colleen Lorenz" -- Wedding reception
Read more like this..."

Click here to see what the local industry is saying about Spectrum Band.

The Knot - Best of Weddings - 2013

Spectrum Band was selected to receive the “Best of Weddings 2014 ” Award by The Knot! They changed the criteria this year and the winners have to be in the top 1% of all nationwide vendors rather than only being in the top 5% as in the past. We also won this award in 2013 and we’re very happy to win the award again since this is the most prestigious award that any band/vendor can win. You can count on us to deliver exactly what you need to keep your guests entertained all evening!

Spectrum Band was also selected to receive the 2014 Couple's Choice” Award by WeddingWire. We also received the same award for the past 6 years and couldn't be more pleased with that recognition from our past wedding couples. This award recognizes the top 5% of local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire Network that demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism.

2013 Bride's Choice Awards presented by WeddingWire | Wedding Cakes, Wedding Venues, Wedding Photographers & More

Modern Bride 2007 Music Special

The Spectrum Band receives top honors for two years in a row! The nationwide issue of Modern Bride magazine featured a review of the best bands and DJs in the country. The magazine staff interviewed local St. Louis event planners, wedding experts, as well as reception-site & country club managers to create the listing. Click here for more information.

The manager of the Spectrum Band was recently interviewed by Modern Drummer Magazine which is one of the top international publications in the music world! The purpose of the article was to discuss how to manage a successful band by delivering the most entertaining show possible while keeping the band members happy and challenged. Click here for more information.

Modern Drummer Magazine - January 2009

Southern Living Magazine

The manager of The Spectrum Band was featured in Southern Living Magazine discussing bands, DJs, and weddings. Click here to read the article.

The manager of The Spectrum Band was interviewed (again!) by St. Louis Bride Magazine. The article discusses the top five things that music should do for your wedding reception. Click here or on the picture of the magazine to read the article entitled "The Magic of Music".

St. Louis Bride Magazine

Martha Stewart Wedding Magazine

The Spectrum Band was listed in a special issue of the Martha Stewart Wedding Magazine as the band that was chosen to perform at the wedding featured in St. Louis. The bride is a writer for the magazine and the staff reviewed most of St. Louis' resources and selected what they felt were the best vendors in St. Louis for this wedding. The wedding was very elegant as can be seen in the magazine and we were very honored to be chosen to perform for this event. Let The Spectrum Band bring this high level of experience and professionalism to your event!

The manager of The Spectrum Band was interviewed by the St. Louis Post Dispatch for a feature article about weddings in St. Louis. The subject involves brides that were reserving 7-7-07 for their wedding date and gambling on any windfalls from the "Lucky Sevens". Click here (PDF) to read the article and see what St. Louis brides thought about this idea.

St. Louis Today

Bride and Groom

The manager of Spectrum Band wrote an article entitled "Planning Your Reception with Live Music" and it was published in Saint Louis Bride & Groom Magazine. After performing at weddings all around the St. Louis bi-state area and helping to coordinate the musical details for hundreds of brides, this article captures some important aspects to consider. Click here to read the article.

The manager of The Spectrum Band was interviewed by St. Louis Bride Magazine for an article in one of their special issues. The article discusses many topics regarding music selections for a wedding reception as well as tips for finding the perfect band. Click here to read the article entitled "Hitting The Right Note".

St. Louis Bride Magazine

St. Louis Wedding Book

Spectrum Band was included in the new book entitled “The St. Louis Wedding Book” as one of only two bands recommended for local weddings. We are very pleased to be honored with this acknowledgement and of course, highly recommend the book!

Mike Bearman (Spectrum's friend) put together a CD that originally was going to be just for his Mother, who is going through some health problems. "Songs For Sally" is not available for purchase but you can get a copy with a contribution (minimum $10) to the Siteman Cancer Center. Also featured on the CD are Spectrum's Tim Callihan - drums, Mary Ann Schulte - piano, Jay Hungerford - bass and special guest Tommy Wilson - drums.
Mike Bearman's Songs For Sally

Please feel free to contact Spectrum's manager Tim Callihan
with questions, comments, or suggestions.
We're always interested in what our past, current, future and our many repeat clients have to say.

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