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The Wedding Party

sunset-44

What a great time the KM4 had Saturday night, where we played Kirkwood‘s swanky Sunset 44 Bistro. It was actually a wedding party – the lovely bride and groom got married last month in Colorado, but the family of the groom wanted to have a little celebration here for those who either couldn’t make it […]

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“So Much Positive Energy”

Got an amazing note from a St. Louis bride the Monday after playing the cocktail hour of a Saturday wedding … it went something like this: We LOVED having your jazz trio play during our cocktail hour! The minute Michael and I walked in, there was so much positive energy in the air that started […]

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What the Band Knows: How’s Your Place Sound?

No Playing on Stage

There are a lot of factors that go into a band sounding great versus merely good. For a band like ours, playing a lot of classier weddings and nicer corporate events, most are intangibles – how the individual members are feeling that day, whether or not they got sprinkled with Miles Davis Magic Fairy Dust, […]

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That Christmas Engagement

When I decided to ask my wife to marry me, I chose to do it on her birthday. See, I was being practical … when you present her with a nice rock, you’re totally off the hook for any other present! So I’m always impressed with other guys who propose on someone’s birthday, Valentine’s Day, […]

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Best of Both Worlds

When the four of us played a wedding at the Bissinger's Carmel Room.

Two disclaimers: This idea isn’t financially feasible for many; second, this is what Lauren and I did for our wedding nearly 16 years ago. When anyone is planning a wedding reception, there’s almost always this debate: live band or DJ? To oversimplify the argument, one is often less expensive and offers more variety (Artie Shaw! […]

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St. Louis Wedding on a Budget

St. Louis Wedding for a Typical Couple

This is the start of an ongoing series I’m going to call “What the Band Knows.” As you plan your wedding in the St. Louis metro area, you are no doubt thinking back to all the weddings you’ve been to as a guest.  But those of us who “work” weddings, have a different perspective …. […]

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A Swingin’ New Year’s Eve

Gatesworth in Clayton

Just unpacked from an absolute terrific time at the Gatesworth. We got to play their New Year’s Eve gala, and it was a great time. We’ve gotten to play their a couple of times, but never for their NYE Party. First of all, we can’t say enough how great this place is.  Kathy, who runs […]

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Talking Your Wedding Over Coffee

Let’s meet and talk about your big day!  … it’s the time of the year when a lot of people start booking The Kevin Mitchell 4 for their upcoming wedding.  It’s always exciting to us to be part of a couple’s special day. One of the things I’m quick to do is meet with the […]

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Weddings Makes for Friends

KM4 at Brewery

Setting up for one of three gigs this summer at the Biergarten at the Anheuser-Busch brewery, I got the biggest thrill: I looked up and there greeting me with big smiles was Ajay and Elizabeth.  We had the honor of being part of their immensely special wedding last year, and while then they lived out […]

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What the Band Knows ….

I just saw this article, and it made me smile.  They went and talked to caterers, wedding planners, DJs, and bands about when they can tell when a wedding isn’t going to last, coming up with a list titled “Wedding-Planning Pros Reveal 10 Signs a Marriage Will Fail.” Now luckily, we’ve only had good experiences. […]

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