3rdValve Productions provides great live music for weddings, private parties, public performances (clubs, fundraisers, civic events) as well as specialty venues and media events, across a range of genres, including Top40, Soul, R&B, Rock, Jazz and Classical.
Our musicians have worked with entertainers such as the Temptations, Gladys Knight, The Spinners, Diana Ross, Johnny Mathis, Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, Steve Lawrence & Edi Gourmet, Michelle Legrand, Nancy Wilson, Lena Horne, Sammy Davis, Shirley Bassie and others. On the other end of the musical spectrum, our musicians have worked with classical conductors such as Leonard Bernstein and Andre Previn, and with groups such as the Philadelphia Brass Ensemble, The Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia, the LA Opera, the LA Verdi Chorale, and The (NJ) State Repertory Opera.
Imagine bringing performers like this to your event. It's easy to make it a happen: Just send us a message describing what you need for your event and request a free quote from 3rdValve Productions. We'll help make your event a success.
"We were impressed with the band from the moment we contacted Dave to get a quote. He was extremely professional, honest and responsive throughout the process. When we were looking for bands we didn't realize just how critical it was to have someone who could manage the days details and logistics and how integral the band manager is to making the day run smoothly. Aside from being a pleasure to work with the band itself is amazing! Dave even arranged for us to watch the band practice so we knew that they sounded just as good ,if not better, in-person as they did in their videos. The group is extremely talented and plays a great variety of music and knew exactly what songs and when to keep our wedding vibe up the full night. The playlist works so they never even took a break once during our entire wedding - which is pretty unheard of for wedding bands. All of our guests raved about the band! Dave also helped coordinate music for cocktail hour and ceremony - all for a very fair price! I would definitely recommend!!" (Caityln & Nick, wedding at The Chart House, Weehawkin, NJ).
"...the best band ever!!! We hired them for our company holiday party and they were a huge hit! Everyone was up on their feet dancing and jamming along the whole night. Dave (their manager) is incredibly nice and such a pleasure to work with! He made sure the playlist targeted our whole audience and sounded even better than I could imagine (which was hard to believe since they sound amazing in their clips!) We hired the 10 piece band with the full ensemble and 3 lead singers. I would definitely recommend them for any and all events and hope to work with them again! - Callie, XO Group Inc (Review by Callie D. from New York, NY)
"... thanks to 3rdValve for making my birthday party truly epic! 3rdValve is the best House Band in NJ and you were an awesome Host. You had all my friends and family rocking for hours! The play list you put together had all of our requests and then added more from Bruce, Chicago, Stones.... even the ethnic music we requested! If anyone has any doubts that you and 3rdValve are the best Party Band in NJ, have them call me! "
"The band was phenomenal! They played all the music we wanted and once they started, they didn't stop all evening. It was fantastic! ... Dave Arndt was a pleasure to work with. From start to finish, he kept me organized in planning all the songs we wanted to hear. He planned out the evening with dances, toasts, etc. He let me know what the band needed in terms of electricity, generator, etc. He also got in the loop of emails with the caterer and tent guy to help figure out best layout for dance floor, stage, etc." - (Laurie Curtis, Pennington, NJ)
"...truly top of the line. They maintained a tight professional relationship from start to finish. ... once they arrived and interacted with me & my team, I knew I'd hired a very fine group. The musicians are extremely talented but most pronounced was their desire to create a wonderful effect upon their audience and ensure I was satisfied with their performance. I am now working out HOW CAN I USE THEM AGAIN! Thank you for not only being the Very Best!" (Lauri Webster, NY NY)
"Awesome, a great band, they mixed up the music for a great performance, a great lead singer, very impressive... Thanks!" (F.A. CPA NY NY)
"...highly professional and high quality. Thank you for a wonderful evening." (S. R. Reverend NY NY)
"The music selection was great, everyone got out of their seats and onto the dance floor with excellent musicians that played so well together what a terrific way to kick off a great party." (D.A., Realtor)
"I loved them! Their performance fit right in with our group and was very aesthetic. The songs were familiar so we could dance to all of them. I just loved all of their performance." - (M. S. Artist Clearwater, Florida)
"... they were fun and everyone enjoyed them as noted by all of the dancing. No one sat down all night! Thanks for a great party!" - (S.B. Entrepreneur, NY NY)
“... great mix of pop, soul and R&B ... The crowd was fully engaged with their performance and actively grooved and participated with the performers.” - Hat City Kitchen, South Orange NJ
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