The Silver Arrows perform all around the world, but play mostly in Manhattan, New York, Boston, Long Island, New Jersey, plus the surrounding areas. They play an unusual high energy mix of funk, old-school rock, jazz, current top 40, soul, swing, 80s/70s/90s hits, latin/afro-cuban, horas and more - anything to get 'em up and dancing - the choice is yours!
The Silver Arrows Band is completely self-managed, and so you get the best musicians in the country for a fraction of the price
You'll be very pleasantly surprised at how far your budget goes for a top tier band...
We are a proud to be selected as a member of the International Musicians League
The International Musicians League is a small and exclusive network of musicians in 7 cities across the globe, working together to uphold musical quality, professional integrity and allowing the musical cream to rise to the top. Members get to play gigs all over the world, and share with like-minded musicians.
About The Silver Arrows...
The Silver Arrows are a premium 3-14 man band that are specialists in high-energy music for festivals, events and private functions - at a sensible price ($1500 - $5000, depending on band size). We pride ourselves on having a "cooler-than-average" song list that is never cheesey, and focuses squarely on filling your dance-floor. WithThe Silver Arrows Band you'll get the best musicians in the country, playing your favourite music. The Silver Arrows play a wide variety of tunes, but our trademark specialty is up-tempo festival-style music - capable of everything from chart classics, funk grooves, soul, swing/jazz to current top 40 and dance hits. On one night we might be playing completely 1950s rock n' roll, and on the next night, only 80s hits. Or a mixture of eveything- you really have to see it live to understand! Come along to one of our free live viewings!
At The Silver Arrows we pride ourselves on a style and song-list that aims at getting everyone up and jumping! The instruments in the band are tailored depending your taste and band size you prefer, but we would typically play Guitar, Drums, Violin, Double-Bass, Trumpet, Sax, Trombone, Keys/Piano, and Vocals. The members of the band are internationally renowned professional musicians, currently working with many industry giants, and playing and touring regularly with a wide variety of well known artists
Let us do everything for you if you prefer, or alternatively give us a really detailed plan, and we'll adapt. Or somewhere between. Here's the general idea though:
Make contact with us
Using the online form on our website. Make sure that we're available, and get a rough quote. Its a really quick easy form
Get some more info
We will send you some more information, including availability, a free demo CD, pricing, and information tailored to the basic information you give us. You'll then get a feel for who we are and what we do. You can ask us any questions, and we can get a feel for the kind of event you are planning.
Come to a showcase gig
If you like, you can come and see the band performing- make sure that you like what you hear, and choose the look and feel that suits you. Sit down and talk to us one-on-one and meet the band.
Pay a $750 deposit
If you like what you see, you can reserve the band securely for your date. Payment can be made via check, credit card, bank transfer, or in person at a showcase. You don't need to have a perfectly defined schedule yet - just enough so that we know we're all on the same page.
By the time you have solidified everything from your venue, catering, decorations and logistics etc. the planning stage might take months- we'll help you as much as you'd like to work the music into the bigger picture. Or simply tell us the general vibe you're looking for, and we'll figure it all for you.
After you are satisfied with your final plan, we'll formally go through it and polish it all until we're all sure that its all perfect. This usually happens around 2 weeks before the event, but sometimes earlier if you are super-organized.
The main event!
With everything organized, there is nothing more to do at your event than kick back and have an incredible night, with an amazing band. We pride ourselves on this part especially - its all about great preparation and a genuine love for what we do.
The band offers a music plan for weddings that involves any, or all of 3 parts below:
If you have something a little more exciting in mind for your event than your average old wedding band then The Silver Arrows is for you! The Silver Arrows not only play a real variety of styles, including all your favourite party tunes, but they play them like no other band in town.
During the wedding ceremony itself, a small group could play as a classical string quartet, or even a violin and harp duo harp, or both, e.g. before the ceremony, during the processional, and during the signing. The combination of Harp and Violin is an incredible sound, and is definitely a unique touch for the perfect wedding ceremony. Ask about a free demo CD, to hear it for yourself.
As the newly-weds make their entrance, during hors d'ouevres, or the early stages of the reception, you might not want to rock it up too much, and a smaller selection of the musicians can play traditional jazz or chilled acoustic music in the background, to keep the room buzzing. This is a really important way to set the mood for the night, without over-doing it - perfect music for sipping cocktails!
Finally the Reception
Of course after dinner and the formalities, if you are looking to get everyone straight onto the dance floor then you really need a serious band. This is where The Silver Arrows have earned their reputation - playing music for the dance floor!
In addition, a DJ service is provided during dinner to keep the party going during the moments when you don't want live music. Depending on your requirements, any or all of the elements can be removed and configured to your personal taste in music or wedding theme. This way you can be assured that you are getting the best quality music without the hassle, expense and disturbance of having to arrange for 3 different bands to set up and sound-check for the occasion. You also get a unique mix of styles throughout the day, from classical, old-school rock, celtic, gypsy, horas, swing, jazz , 80s pop, funk, classic rock and top 40 etc., all individually tailored to meet the tastes of you and your guests.
Pricing: from $1490
This is the interesting part - you'll be pleasantly surprised at how little The Silver Arrows charge for a band of this quality. We do not charge extra for weddings - in fact, we believe this to be an unfair business practise. The Silver Arrows calculate price depending on how many of musicians you would like, and how long you would like them to play for. We make all the arrangements, and can arrange a band to suit just about any budget - no matter how simple and intimate or grand an event you have planned. We can play with as little as 3 people, or as many as 14 musicians. Since we are self-managed, and can effectively do the job of many different bands over the course of a day, you will find The Silver Arrows are much more price efficient than other bands. The Silver Arrows will also supply and run all of our own sound equipment, so we are very portable and can play in a variety of venues. We pride ourselces on providing exceptional value for money here, at the end of the day you get full professional quality service, without cutting corners, but without the high price-tag.
For most events we suggest a recommended budget of around $1500 to $4500, although many people choose a budget outside these figures. All pricing includes sound system and basic DJ gear at no extra cost. Please Note that for very large gigs, e.g. stadiums and very large private functions, there are additional costs for industrial sound/stage rigging, on a case-by-case quotation basis. The Silver Arrows are self-managed, with no middle man, or agents, so you are guaranteed to get maximum 'bang for your buck'. Call or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote for the exact size and configuration of band that interests you. Or for an obligation-free chat, or for information on how to book The Silver Arrows, please call us on (720) 937-5185.