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"...hardly anyone could stay off their dancing feet when your band played. Your sound is clean and mean, powerful and energetic. Anyone who likes funk, R&B, dancing, and watching a brilliant, polished performance will love you."
 — Debra Farris Entertainment Coordinator



I was once told that a spectacular wedding depends on two elements. The first being food and dining while the second being music and entertainment. Because of this I knew that I had to have the very best in the business and when I saw you perform for the first time, I knew right then that Area 51 was the best and only choice for me. And you were!

— Debbie Ross, Bride


The band manager, Michael Andrews is also the leader of the band, so the person you deal with on the phone will be there with you through your special day. Michael has earned a reputation for being professional and easy to work with. Michael has helped hundreds of brides, grooms and family members relax, knowing that all their event details are in good capable hands, and that they will have the best and most memorable entertainment on their special day. (Contact information for further references available upon request.)

Area 51 has played at most of the major wineries and event locations in the area, and is familiar with their different specifications and works well with the individual site managers. Michael has also worked successfully with all the best local wedding coordinators.

wedding Ceremony Music

In addition to the reception dance band, AREA 51 also provides the area’s highest quality, classically trained soloists and ensembles for your ceremony music.

Cocktail and Dinner Music

AREA 51 provides top quality jazz ensembles, playing a vast array of the best standards for your cocktail and dinner music.

Sound Systems

Area 51 provides the highest quality and most economical, sound systems and stage lighting packages, making your planning that much easier and reducing the number of contractors at your event.


Here are some recommendations for wedding music. Most songs work with flute and classical guitar, flute and piano, or solo flute. Many can be played with just piano and guitar. We are not limited to these selections, but these have worked well in other weddings.

Prelude/meditations/parents and wedding party processionals:

Jesu, Joy Man’s Desiring by Bach
Canon in D by Pachelbel
Preludio by Corelli
Siciliana from Santa No. 2 in Eb by Bach
Arioso by Bach
Air from Suite #3 in D major by Bach
Air from Water Music Suite #1 by Handel
Minuet by Beethoven
Romance, Menuettto or Romanza from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Mozart
Sarabande from Suite #4 by Handel
Ave Maria by Gounod/Bach
Ave Maria by Schubert

Bride's Processional:

Bridal Chorus by Wagner (traditional)
Trumpet Voluntary by Clark
Trumpet Tune by Purcell
Canon in D by Pachelbel


Wedding March by Mendelssohn (traditional)
Rondo from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Mozart
Gigue from Suite #3 by Bach
Sheep may Safely Graze by Bach
Allegro, Bourree or Finale from Water Music Suite by Handel
Spring by Vivaldi


This is a partial list, but is a good example of songs that our trio often plays at weddings:

A fine Romance
A Foggy Day
Afternoon in Paris
Alice in Wonderland
All Blues
All of Me
All of You
All the Things You Are
Alone Together
As Time Goes By
Autumn in New York
Autumn Leaves
Beautiful Love
Big Nick
Black Narcissus
Black Orpheaus
Blue Bossa
Blue Monk
Blue Trane
Body and Soul
Bye, Bye Blackbird
Chega De Saudade
Con Alma
Days of Wine and Roses
Dolpin Dance
Four on Six
Gentle Rain
The Girl from Ipanema
God Bless the Child
Green Dolphin Street
Have You Met Miss Jones
How High the Moon

How Insensitive
I Love You
In a Mellow Tone
In Your Own Sweet WayI Should Care
It Don’t Mean a Thing
Joy Spring
Just Friends
Lady Bird
Maiden Voyage
My Favorite Things
My Funny Valentine
My One and Only Love
Night and Day
One Note Samba
‘Round Midnight
Shadow of Your Smile
Some Other Time
Song For My Father
The Song is You
Stella By Starlight
Stolen Moments
Take Five
Take the “A” Train
There Is No Greater Love
There Will Never Be Another You
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Up Jumped Spring
What Is This Thing Called Love
When I Fall is Love
Wild Flower