Modern Bride Unveils the Hottest 150 Bands & DJs Across the Country

Magazine's First-Ever "Music Special" Names the Best Bands & DJs

Rocking-Out a Wedding Near You



Also in the December-January 2006 Modern Bride: The Rise of the "iPod" Trend,

Celebrities' Music Picks, Best First-Dance Songs and More



Oct 17, 2005, 01:00 ET from Modern Bride

    NEW YORK, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Modern Bride celebrates all things
 musical in the December-January 2006 magazine with its first-ever music-themed
 issue featuring the "150 Hot Bands and DJs". After speaking to hundreds of
 wedding experts, reception managers, event planners and designers across the
 country to uncover the most popular and talented entertainers, the editors of
 Modern Bride narrowed the list down to those who really know how to get a
 party going. Whether you are looking for music that swings, rocks, pops or
 sways, you will find the perfect choice for your event on the "150 Hot Bands &
 DJs" list. The magazine goes on sale October 18th.
 
     Included in the list of "Hot Bands & DJs" List:
 
     New York, NY:
      * Soul Solution: This 11-piece band, which performed at the wedding of
        Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills, is widely recognized by planners
        for being "more rock" with an "R&B sound".
 
     Los Angeles, CA:
      * 123 DJs: These Southern California entertainers are praised as "real
        club DJs who know the rhythm of wedding receptions."
 
     Houston, TX:
      * Mango Punch: Winner of the "Best Latin Pop Band in Houston" at the 2005
        Houston Press Music Awards, this four-person band is known for its
        "Latin flair."
 
     New Orleans, LA:
      * Bucktown Allstars: Named "Best Cover Band" by the readers of Offbeat
        magazine in 2005, this nine-piece R&B band specializes in crowd
        pleasing soul music from the '60s and classics from the '70s. Though
        the most of the members experienced water damage in their homes,
        their instruments are in working order and the band is doing gigs all
        over the Gulf Coast.
 
     Also in the December-January 2006 "Music Special":
     "iPod, Therefore I Party":
     It's no question that the invention of the Apple "iPod" has revolutionized
 how we listen to music. With thousands of songs at one's fingertips, it seems
 that anyone can call themselves a DJ. These insanely popular gadgets are now
 being used at wedding receptions with some DJs now billing themselves as "iPod
 DJs". Modern Bride looks at this emerging trend along with the pros and cons
 of being a "DIY DJ" at your own event.
 
     Celebrity Wedding Music Picks:
     Kevin Costner & Christine Baumgarter:  Requested "Volare" & "Bamboleo"
                                            from the Gypsy Kings.
     Tiger Woods & Elin Nordegren:          Hootie & the Blowfish played
                                            at their wedding.
     Travis Barker & Shanna Moakler:        Outlawed anything from Michael
                                            Jackson or Enya and nixed "The
                                            Electric Slide" and "YMCA".
     Michelle Branch & Teddy Landau:        Banned "Shout" and "The Macarena"
                                            from their list.
     Seal & Heidi Klum:                     A violinist played "Kiss from a
                                            Rose" on a Stradivarius.
 
     The Best First-Dance Songs:
     Modern Bride Advisory Panel member Deanna Jones of the Deanna Jones
 Orchestra in New York City gives her picks for the tunes that will get your
 wedding party out on the dance floor. Some of her top choices include:
 
      * "Sway" by the Pussycat Dolls: Wow your guests with your version of the
        classic cha-cha.
 
      * "You Are So Beautiful" by Joe Cocker: For a cool twist, perform it as a
        duet.
 
      * "Ain't That a Kick in The Head" by Dean Martin: A fun alternative to
        the usual dance tune.
 
     Also included in the music issue:
      * Song Suggestions for the Bride and her Father (and for the Groom and
        his Mom).
      * A look at the "Band and DJ" combo at weddings.
      * Best Songs for the Last Dance.
      * Celebrity Event Planner Colin Cowie's Tips for Getting the Most Out of
        Your Band or DJ.
 
     The December/January 2006 issue of Modern Bride is available on newsstands
 October 18, 2005.
     For more information visit www.modernbride.com
 
 

SOURCE Modern Bride
    NEW YORK, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Modern Bride celebrates all things
 musical in the December-January 2006 magazine with its first-ever music-themed
 issue featuring the "150 Hot Bands and DJs". After speaking to hundreds of
 wedding experts, reception managers, event planners and designers across the
 country to uncover the most popular and talented entertainers, the editors of
 Modern Bride narrowed the list down to those who really know how to get a
 party going. Whether you are looking for music that swings, rocks, pops or
 sways, you will find the perfect choice for your event on the "150 Hot Bands &
 DJs" list. The magazine goes on sale October 18th.
 
     Included in the list of "Hot Bands & DJs" List:
 
     New York, NY:
      * Soul Solution: This 11-piece band, which performed at the wedding of
        Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills, is widely recognized by planners
        for being "more rock" with an "R&B sound".
 
     Los Angeles, CA:
      * 123 DJs: These Southern California entertainers are praised as "real
        club DJs who know the rhythm of wedding receptions."
 
     Houston, TX:
      * Mango Punch: Winner of the "Best Latin Pop Band in Houston" at the 2005
        Houston Press Music Awards, this four-person band is known for its
        "Latin flair."
 
     New Orleans, LA:
      * Bucktown Allstars: Named "Best Cover Band" by the readers of Offbeat
        magazine in 2005, this nine-piece R&B band specializes in crowd
        pleasing soul music from the '60s and classics from the '70s. Though
        the most of the members experienced water damage in their homes,
        their instruments are in working order and the band is doing gigs all
        over the Gulf Coast.
 
     Also in the December-January 2006 "Music Special":
     "iPod, Therefore I Party":
     It's no question that the invention of the Apple "iPod" has revolutionized
 how we listen to music. With thousands of songs at one's fingertips, it seems
 that anyone can call themselves a DJ. These insanely popular gadgets are now
 being used at wedding receptions with some DJs now billing themselves as "iPod
 DJs". Modern Bride looks at this emerging trend along with the pros and cons
 of being a "DIY DJ" at your own event.
 
     Celebrity Wedding Music Picks:
     Kevin Costner & Christine Baumgarter:  Requested "Volare" & "Bamboleo"
                                            from the Gypsy Kings.
     Tiger Woods & Elin Nordegren:          Hootie & the Blowfish played
                                            at their wedding.
     Travis Barker & Shanna Moakler:        Outlawed anything from Michael
                                            Jackson or Enya and nixed "The
                                            Electric Slide" and "YMCA".
     Michelle Branch & Teddy Landau:        Banned "Shout" and "The Macarena"
                                            from their list.
     Seal & Heidi Klum:                     A violinist played "Kiss from a
                                            Rose" on a Stradivarius.
 
     The Best First-Dance Songs:
     Modern Bride Advisory Panel member Deanna Jones of the Deanna Jones
 Orchestra in New York City gives her picks for the tunes that will get your
 wedding party out on the dance floor. Some of her top choices include:
 
      * "Sway" by the Pussycat Dolls: Wow your guests with your version of the
        classic cha-cha.
 
      * "You Are So Beautiful" by Joe Cocker: For a cool twist, perform it as a
        duet.
 
      * "Ain't That a Kick in The Head" by Dean Martin: A fun alternative to
        the usual dance tune.
 
     Also included in the music issue:
      * Song Suggestions for the Bride and her Father (and for the Groom and
        his Mom).
      * A look at the "Band and DJ" combo at weddings.
      * Best Songs for the Last Dance.
      * Celebrity Event Planner Colin Cowie's Tips for Getting the Most Out of
        Your Band or DJ.
 
     The December/January 2006 issue of Modern Bride is available on newsstands
 October 18, 2005.
     For more information visit www.modernbride.com
 
 SOURCE  Modern Bride