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DID YOU KNOW?
72% of all brides say they would have spent more time choosing their reception entertainment.
Almost 100% say they would have spent more of their budget on the entertainment.
During wedding planning, Brides say their highest priority is their wedding dress, attire, followed by the reception site and caterer - reception entertainment is among the least of their priorities!
Within one week after their reception, 78% of Brides say they would have made the entertainment their highest priority!
When asked 81% of guests say the thing they remember most about a wedding is the entertainment!
The cost of entertainment at your reception is only a small portion of your overall budget. As Modern Bride Magazine states, only 5% of your overall budget will be spent on entertainment. However, over 80% of your guests will remember the performance of your band more than anything else at your reception. Think back to the last affair you attended, what did you eat? What color was the napkin? What was the guest of honor wearing?
*These statistics were published in St. Louis Bride & Groom Magazine . Sources include: Simmons; USA Today, National Bridal Service, The Knot, Brides Magazine.
“Orange Krush was simply amazing!!! Thank you ALL!
One friend had to run back home during the Reception and promptly came right back! And we have several friends & family members who are accomplished musicians and they ALL gave Orange Krush high praise!
The Bride & Groom and all of our families were beyond pleased so please extend our gratitude to all of the band members, Carrie.
Have a great 2019!” Sue & John O, July 2019
“This band is a blast! My husband and I got married in Asheville and are so happy we booked Orange Krush. From the energy, to the talent, to the fun outfits, and engagement with our guests, this group is fun! They did a great job with communication prior to the big day, and they also did a superb job with the dinner music set and seamlessly switched gears to dance tunes. We’re so pleased and our guests told us repeatedly how much fun the music was! Loved the experience of working with Carrie and Orange Krush. “ - Kelsey, July 2019
“I apologize for the late return on how much we appreciated Orange Krush. Brian was my first contact with the band and truly enjoyed his time with us. I have heard nothing but the best from guest who attended the reception. Everybody complimented highly on the “the band”. Hope all made it home safety Saturday night. Thanks again and have a grand summer!!!” Kelly, May 2019
"Thank you guys for a great night Saturday!!! It was amazing and you all received so many compliments!" May 2019
“Orange Krush was awesome! We were lucky they were still free when we started looking for a band about a month before the wedding. We had thought we didn't want/couldn't afford one, but we decided to push the budget a little to include just a couple hours of live music, and we're so glad we did. They created a great vibe and made the event feel special. They've got an eclectic song list with a lot of jazz standards and pop oldies, which was perfect for us and our crowd of nerdy millennials. They will also learn one new song for free for each event, which is pretty cool (we picked the Spice Girls' "Wannabe" and made it a special dance for the bridesmaids). They even generously let my uncle sing one song with the band. All in all, we were very happy!” - Victoria, June 2018
“Our wedding was March 3rd, 2018 at the Country Club of Asheville. Orange Krush played--they were absolutely phenomenal! They made our wedding a blast! They kept people dancing all night long. We have had many people come up to us after the wedding to say that Orange Krush was one of the best wedding bands they had ever seen!” Stephanie, March 2018
"Hey Brian, your band played at the wedding reception of my son - and of my new daughter-in-law! - this past Saturday at the Sherrill Inn. You all were so entertaining and fun, and I just wanted to send you this short note of appreciation. Thanks so much for making it a special day for everyone!" Dan, November 2017
“They did a great job and were highly entertaining! Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. They played a variety of music and were open to our suggestions.” Emily, October 2017
“Orange Krush was great! Thank you for pulling that together so quickly!” -Sidney- August 2017
“Orange Krush was the PERFECT wedding band! Not only are they reasonably priced, they kept the entire group dancing all night long. The singers would come into the crowd and entertained the entire time. They did a great job!! I recommend letting them pick the set list because they know what will get everyone up and dancing. It was very easy to work with them they were super responsive and everything was available online including their paperwork and questionnaire. Orange Krush is a necessity for you big day!” Allison, August 2017
“Orange Krush was amazing! Very easy to work with and responsive leading up to the wedding. They did a wonderful job with our dance songs, and the music was a great mix of new and old. After a ton of searching bands started to blend together, but Orange Krush stood out and we're so glad we chose them. The dance floor was packed all night.” - Madeline, May 2017
“Orange Krush was the absolute perfect choice for our wedding band! We had an absolute blast and they played a great mix of swing music and funk. The dance floor was full all night, the band kept in mind the few songs we asked them not to play, and the lead vocalist was out in the middle of the dance floor with us for a lot of the songs - it was so much fun! The band was so accommodating when my MOH asked them to give her a back beat for her "Rap" toast, and when I asked them if a family friend who is a singer could join them for a song they were totally on board! We can't possibly say enough great things about Orange Krush!” - Katie, October 2016
"Thank you Orange Krush for making our parents 50th "Golden" Wedding Anniversary Celebration so special and memorable. You guys rocked the house last night!" Sonia, Daughter of the Guests of Honor, Anniversary Party, September 2016
“THIS BAND WAS AWESOME! They knew exactly what to play at my wedding to keep the crowd dancing. On top of that, they were highly professional throughout the entire process from emails to phone calls. Loved this band and would highly recommend them to anyone in the Asheville, NC area looking for a wedding band.” - K., August 2016
"Just wanted to send a quick thank you for making my daughter's wedding so special! Everyone just loved your music and loved dancing the night away --- you guys were the best !!! We had such a fun night And it was because of the great music you provided." Ava, Mother of the Bride, August 2016
“Orange Krush was amazing! Very easy to work with and responsive leading up to the wedding. They did a wonderful job with our dance songs, and the music was a great mix of new and old. After a ton of searching bands started to blend together, but Orange Krush stood out and we're so glad we chose them. The dance floor was packed all night.” Madeline, May 2016
“Orange Krush Band was awesome at our daughters wedding. Well worth the money. They are extremely talented and versatile. They did an excellent job managing the song selections and kept the party going strong. If we ever have a need for a band in the future, we will contact Orange Krush to perform. Brian also did an excellent job with the music for the ceremony. They met with us in advance and really worked with us on our song selections, and presented exactly what we wanted.” - Edna, May 2016
"Words cannot express how happy we are that Orange Krush played for our wedding and reception at Biltmore Forest Country Club! What an energetic, creative, and talented group! Thank you Brian for meeting with us a few weeks before the wedding to ensure that everything was perfect for our special day! Orange Krush exceeded our expectations in every way possible and people are still talking about the great "vibe and energy" that the band created during our reception! The dance floor was packed the entire evening and everyone loved how the band was so interactive with the crowd!! We couldn't be happier and will ALWAYS recommend Orange Krush to anyone seeking to hire a band! THANK YOU SO MUCH! " Jeff & Gloria Adams, April 2016
"As a side note, I was at a party over the holidays and someone asked me about our wedding. They said they had recently been to a wedding "where the band was just amazing and MADE the wedding!" When I told them who our band was they just died and said the band at the wedding had been Orange Krush! Got Forrest and I very excited!" - Katy, March 2016
"Orange Krush played our wedding a few weeks ago. They did a great job, they kept the dance floor crowded, they learned our first dance song specifically for us and over all played great music. They met with us a month or two before the wedding and made sure to accommodate all of our special request. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to hire a band." Emily and Phillip, November 2015
“Orange Krush was amazing!! They kept the entire reception lively and Leif was a great emcee as well! The music was fun and lively and the song they learned for us was perfect! It was rather hot in our reception hall, but the music was so great no one cared, and people danced the whole time!” - Kristen, July 2014
”Everyone I mentioned to that we were having them at our wedding would tells us how much of a treat we were in for. They were amazing. My husband loves his funk music and noticed they had an amazing list of them on their website. All night long they kept playing exactly what he wanted and they were phenomenal at it! The ceremony was absolutely beautiful! They band was always very responsive to our emails and requests. They truly made our wedding into the dance party we wanted!” - Anna, May 2014
“Orange Krush did a fabulous job playing at our wedding! I found the planning process overwhelming at times, but they were very easy to work with on the front end and were willing to travel to our reception venue. They played a cocktail hour set when our guests first arrived and then dinner music before really cranking it up on the dance floor. They had everyone dancing the whole night!! They really read the crowd and played some really fun songs, and then really knocked it out of the park with "Sweet Home Alabama" to end the night! I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a wedding/event band.” - L., September 2013
“Orange Krush was amazing! They provided ceremony, cocktail hour and reception music! For those of you who are debating DJ vs Band, GO WITH THE BAND! It is what everyone remembers at your wedding! They engaged the crowd, were respectful of what we did and did not want played. They were very professional and prompt!” - Melissa, August 2013
"Thank you very much for helping to create a night that we will not soon forget. I was responsible for coordinating a 1920’s themed party for the groom as a surprise to his bride after the rehearsal dinner. As always, OK was the icing on the cake! The party was a huge hit and people are still talking about it. I hope to book OK again as they are the life of any good party!” Courtney Arnold, June 2013
“AMAZING QUALITY! You cannot judge how well they are on the website, they perform with incredible energy & sound LIVE. The band is also really cool & accommodating, they play what you want & when you want it. As I was very busy, I didn't communicate with them about certain details, but they figured it all out & executed it all flawlessly. Thank you again Orange Krush :) Side Note: many people came up to me & said they loved the band & was way more exciting than a DJ. It was worth it.” - Hilary, June 2013
“Orange Krush is a fabulous band and they did an outstanding job at my daughter's wedding reception. I have only heard wonderful things about them from our guests. Positive comments have been, they played at the perfect volume during dinner so guests were able to carry on conversations without having to yell across the table. Their songs had people dancing the entire night and they didn't play any offensive music. Very well rounded and they appealed to all ages that were in attendance. They just added to what was a lovely wedding and reception. I would recommend them to anyone that is having a wedding.” - Judy, November 2012
“Great band!!! We had so much fun and were dancing the whole time. Highly recommend!” - Frank, November 2012
"You all were fantastic! You played everything we requested and none of the things we didn’t want to hear. AND you did a terrific job with the two songs were asked you to learn. Everyone had a WONDERFUL time! The next day the music was the first thing that our guests commented on. You really made our wedding incredible!” Michelle Maslov Forman, June 2012
“Orange Krush provided the music for my daughter's June 9th wedding. We contracted with them to provide background dinner music for our seated dinner, and then to provide the "party" music for our guests to "dance the night away". Orange Krush was AMAZING!! The music was outstanding in every way and we could not have been happier with our choice. Lief Stevens, Orange Krush's contact person, was great to work with in advance of the wedding. They were very willing to learn a specific song that wasn't in their lineup that my daughter wanted and did a wonderful job with that. We added the brass section and I would highly recommend doing so as this is just the icing on the cake with this awesome band! If you want to be confident that your special day will be perfect, I recommend Orange Krush without a momen't hesitation!! Our night was one we will truly never forget!!!” - Marty, June 2012
“Orange Krush was flat out great. We received many many compliments from our wedding guests. They could be charging double the price for their show! Biggest points were: flexibility, talent of the band, chemistry with the wedding guests, wide variety of music. I'd highly recommend them to anyone looking for awesome entertainment for a fair price.” - John, October 2011
“Orange Krush is AWESOME! My photographer, Jeremy Russell, recommended them and since I like/trust him so much I hired them without even hearing them!
By the time dinner was over, they had every guest on the dance floor! It was AWESOME. Best wedding band decision ever!” - Kate, September 2011
“They were GREAT! Had a great mix of songs, interacted with the crowd a lot and really knew how to get people up and dance. Worth every penny...if we could do it all over again...would definitely have them!!!” - Crystal, August 2011
“My family and I were first introduced to Orange Krush at a wedding we had at our home loved their music and the life they added to the wedding SO much that both my sister and I ended up having them perform at our own weddings 4 years later! Orange Krush did an absolutely fabulous job at both weddings- they catered to both of our signature musical tastes so that even though our weddings were just 1 month apart the guests said it was like going to 2 totally different parties! I recommend this band anytime anyone ever asks me if I know a group that is fun, lively, talented and engaging because this band lives up to their reputation! Orange Krush will be the best decision you make for your wedding day:)” - Kathryn, June 2011
“Orange Krush was truly an incredible band; I would recommend them to everyone!!! They had every decade up and dancing on the floor, including the Grooms 96 year young grandma! They have an awesome array of music and learned a couple new ones for us, including a very special ceremony piece featuring the Brides 13 year old cousin’s voice with the piano accompany of Brian. Johanna and Ricky have amazing voices, and it was so fun to see Ricky out singing in the crowd!! Lief was so nice and easy to work with leading up to our destination wedding. When you throw a destination wedding on the beach you expect everyone to talk about the beautiful scenery. You expect everyone to talk about the incredible food. In the end what every single guest couldn’t stop raving about was how great the band was!!!
Thank you so much!! Stacy & Daniel” - Stacy, June 2011
“STUPENDOUS!! Orange Krush played at our daughter's wedding and kept the party dancing until we were told lights out. Everyone, and I mean everyone, commented that this was the best band they had ever heard at any function. They can play everything from classical to jazz to pop. I would highly recommend this band to play at YOUR next event.” - Jackie, June 2011
“Orange Krush is a fantastic band! They were able to get EVERYONE on the dance floor! We had so much fun with them at our wedding! They made it unique and fun! They are a talented band! I promise EVERYONE will dance at your wedding, even those family members who never do! Book them for your wedding NOW!” - Amanda, May 2011
”Orange Krush made my night! I hired the band with a three piece horn section and they were amazing. They played great background music during our cocktail hour and dinner. After dinner they went into dance music and packed the dance floor for the rest of my reception. It was so much fun and their song choices were great. My grandparents even danced! I really liked how interactive they were. The singers were in the audience a lot and at one point I think the whole band was on the dance floor. It is obvious they love what they do. I also hired them for our ceremony. It was a trio of piano, guitar and flute. The flute player is also their singer and she sang ava maria and sounded great. I have received tons of complements on the music at our wedding. I hope I can go to some other weddings where they are playing.” - Jessy, April 2011
“Orange Krush is a great band if you want your whole wedding party (including guests of all ages) to get up and dance! They were so much fun and played a variety of music. I have no complaints about booking, planning music or performance - Orange Krush did an EXCELLENT job.” - Lindsay, March 2011
"Orange Krush had every guest at our party singing and dancing no matter what age from 10 – 95 year olds. Their performance made wonderful memories for our mother’s surprise party. They were set up and ready to perform before we knew it. They sounded so good and looked awesome for the beach party theme. I would recommend them for all our events. They made our summer!!! Thanks Orange Krush for making this holiday so special to us as we lost our father earlier this year. You put one of the first smiles on our mothers face since the loss. We owe you so much. Your charm and warm thoughtful sound made us all relax and have a GREAT PARTY!!! Stay safe and God bless you!!” J.J. Jeffers, August 2009
"We were very impressed with your performance at our wedding reception. We have received countless comments about how great the band was. You kept people dancing and having a good time throughout the night. It really meant a lot to us that you were able to play all of our special songs including our first dance, mother/son, and father/daughter dances. You were also very easy and pleasant to communicate with over the phone and email since we are from out of town. I would highly recommend you to all future brides and grooms.” Melissa Carter, July 2009
"Our friends and family are still raving over Orange Krush’s performance at our wedding. Your energy was fantastic and your song choices are wonderful You followed our instructions to the letter, which we really appreciated You guys probably already knew this, but everyone in the crowd particularly loved Joanna! I would also recommend that people hire you with the horn section; you all blended so well.”- Roshena & Owen Bugge, May 2009
“I want to have a party just to be able to enjoy Orange Krush again! We received many complements on Orange Krush. Their sound and music choice was a perfect match for our venue and our style. They are a very talented group and stand out from other musical groups I have heard at similar occasions. For those couples who are looking for a talented group of people who play a broad range of music, then Orange Krush is for you!!” - Autumn, May 2009
"We had a blast at our wedding. Thanks for working with us and making it so special!”- Jeni Burnette, May 2009
"Orange Krush exceeded our expectations for our wedding band. They were easy and fun to work with, took care of all the necessary details, and made our wedding ceremony and reception something to remember. The music and vocals were outstanding, keeping our dance floor moving. I would absolutely recommend them for any type of event, and I hope there’s a future event in my life to hire them for again.”- Kristin Hill, July 2008
”Fabulous!!! Orange Krush kept everyone (including my 82-year-old grandfather!!!) on the dance floor all night. They can read a crowd and know exactly what songs to play to keep the party going. As a special event and wedding designer, I recommend them to ALL of my clients!” - Jaime, March 2008
“Besides exchanging vows with the man of my dreams, Orange Krush was my favorite part of our wedding day! I had several people ask me who our band was because they wanted to use them for their wedding reception as well. They played a great array of music and had everybody out on the dance floor having a good time. Everyone from my 3 year old nieces to my 80 year old grandpa enjoyed the band. They were great at interacting with the crowd. They were nice enough to learn some of our special songs for father/daughter, mother/son, and first dance songs. I recommend Orange Krush to everybody!!” - Melissa, September 2007
“This band was fabulous; they were very professional and so much fun.” - Addison, December 2006
"Absolutely outstanding! You guys read the crowd perfectly and gave our wedding an endless energy all night long. Thank you for a night of wonderful music and a first class performance.”- Brett Astmann
"The band was great! Our friends can’t stop talking about it. A great end to a great wedding!”- Crystal
"You guys really made the party. You were very professional with everything from booking to the event itself. It’s over a month later and we are still hearing rave reviews. Thanks again for making it a fun night. We’ll give you a call for future events.”- Matthew DeRobertis
"Thank you for working with us to honor our song requests. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the music.”- Julie Warner
"Orange Krush was superb! I could not have found a more perfect band. They had a vast repertoire that appealed to all age groups. Also, their energy was incredible and never faltered throughout the entire performance! I will recommend them to everybody!”- Erin Blythe
"Monday night was a big hit, the food and the band. We had to move indoors unfortunately but the band was great - heard only good comments. Once again you came thru for me. Thanks so much", Jane L. May 2012
"The band was pleasant, professional and attentive to the theme of the event They did a great job of getting our guests on the dance floor! We are looking forward to their playing for us again.”- Lake Toxaway Country Club Studio 54 Party
"We had such a great time, everyone loved the band! You guys are the best!”- Kelly Binderim
"Ya’ll were awesome. Everyone loved the music you played and had so much fun on the dance floor. We even heard audible “awe’s” when you said it was your last song. Thanks for helping us make our wedding a memorable event.”- Allison Kellar Lenhardt
"We could not have been more pleased with Orange Krush! The professionalism prior to and during our wedding reception was outstanding. The music selection and quality kept our guests dancing throughout the evening.”- Hilary and Beau Seagraves
"Everything was really excellent. The choice of songs, quality of music, energy and everything else was great. All the guests had a great time and were out there on dance floor. Couldn’t be happier!”- Tully Blalock