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Hudson Heights FAQ
What is Hudson Heights made up of?
Hudson Heights is a 6 to 8-piece band. The core members include drums, bass, guitar, keyboard/trumpet (one musician plays both,) 2 lead singers (male and female). Hudson Heights also offers two additional pieces, saxophone and electric violin.
What music can Hudson Heights play?
Hudson Heights plays all genres and eras. From jazz, Motown, and classic rock to pop, dance, country and Top 40, they play those and everything in between. They especially love throwing it back to the 90s!
What else does Hudson Heights include?
Hudson Heights travels with a full-time sound engineer to supervise and perfect the sound levels so that the tone, quality and volume are always perfect. The band also includes professional stage and dance floor lighting.
Can members of Hudson Heights play our ceremony and/or cocktail?
Absolutely! Members of Hudson Heights are formally trained in classical, jazz, and pop music on multiple instruments like violin, flute, trumpet, saxophone, acoustic guitar, and the cajon (box drum). By adding members of the band to play your ceremony and/or cocktail hour, we can give you a customizable package that will lead to big discounts.
Does Hudson Heights come with an event host?
Yes. Hudson Heights’ Bandleaders, Eden and Danny, are the full-time event hosts who work closely with your planner and/or venue manager to make sure your timeline is fluid. Both have over 10 years of event experience.
What are the benefits of having Hudson Heights as opposed to another band or DJ?
Hudson Heights brings energy and personality to the song list that you desire. They love taking a song you already know and putting a unique twist on it! Their reimagination of certain song arrangements will be fun and exciting to you and your guests! Ever heard an epic guitar solo shredded on electric violin?! Trust us, it’s awesome!
We aren’t sure if we want Hudson Heights or a DJ. What should we do?
Why not have both? The Band/DJ combo is an EMG specialty. Hudson Heights and our DJs work together to create special arrangements to flow into each other sets so the music literally never stops. That fluidity keeps the dance floor pumping!
Can Hudson Heights play to an older crowd despite being younger?
We get this question a lot, understandably. Every member of the band has an in-depth familiarity with all genres of music because they grew up listening to and playing everything. They thoroughly enjoy playing all music, both older and newer.
Can Hudson Heights learn special requests?
Yes! While having an enormous catalog already, Hudson Heights will learn your specialty dances (bridal party/couple introduction song, first dance, and parent dances, etc.).
Will Hudson Heights interact with our guests?
Yes! In fact, their singers, electric violinist, and saxophonist are completely wireless, which allows them to not just play your playlist, but perform it. They absolutely love getting involved and creating an interactive experience for all.
Who do I speak with during our preparation process?
You will speak with bandleaders Eden and Danny, who will walk you through every single step and detail to make sure your wedding day is the best it can be. About 3 months before the wedding, you will receive a digital file of music-selection paperwork to help organize your day and then meet with them to review.