Manhattan City Music Voted Best NY-Based Music Company in “The Knot Best of Weddings 2017”

Manhattan City Music Voted Best NY-Based Music Company in “The Knot Best of Weddings 2017”




Eleventh Annual The Knot Best of Weddings Presents Top Wedding Vendors Award

Date: July 11, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              


New York, NY: Manhattan City Music is thrilled to announce we have been selected as a 2017 winner of The Knot Best of Weddings, an award representing the highest-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot. This is the seventh year that Manhattan City Music has received the high honor of being selected for “The Knot Best of Weddings.”


For two decades, Manhattan City Music has been providing unparalleled entertainment services. Whether the event calls for the ultimate dance party, an elegant string quartet, a custom choreographed show, videography, lighting, photography, A/V services, social media photo booth or other specialized amenities, Manhattan City Music has been there to expertly serve the New York City wedding scene with remarkable entertainment worthy of remark.


We hired Manhattan City Music for our NYC wedding and they were nothing short of magnificent. Victor was extremely easy to work with throughout the planning process and helped create a truly unique and tailored wedding experience. The entertainment was one of our top priorities and Manhattan City Music absolutely delivered. From the ceremony music to cocktail hour through the reception, Victor and his team didn’t miss a beat. They played with amazing energy and kept the guests dancing all night long. They played a great mix of new hits plus classics that all our guests enjoyed. Their energy, sound and ability to control and play to the room were perfect. Many of our guests stated that it was ‘the best wedding band they had ever seen and we agree! We would highly recommend Manhattan City Music to anyone. Also the price is very fair and I believe MCM provided much greater value than most of their competitors!” notes a client.


In 2017, only 2% of the 300,000 local wedding professionals listed on have received the distinguished accolade of inclusion into “The Knot Best of Weddings.” The Knot Best of Weddings 2017 is an annual, by-couples, for-couples guide to the top wedding professionals across the country. To determine the winners, The Knot assessed almost one million reviews across the various vendor categories. As a winner, Manhattan City Music represents the best of the best.


Variety is very important when it comes to wedding planning. With everyone having different styles and preferences, Manhattan City Music has a coterie of enthusiastic performers as well as exceptional videography, photography and social media enhancements for clients to select from. From classics to contemporary hits, we provide an event program that will successfully reflect your wedding style. Guests won’t stop raving about how electrifying the entertainment is,” shares Victor Lesser, founder of Manhattan City Music.


About Manhattan City Music

Our company is comprised of full-time, experienced New York professionals of the highest caliber. We are New York’s premiere, full-service event services company. A varied selection of music can be played for dancing and listening, including but not limited to, Swing, Sinatra, Motown, Classic Rock, R&B, Disco, Club Music, Big Band, Ballroom, Jazz, Classical, Latin, Country and Contemporary. Manhattan City Music has toured Europe, Japan and the Caribbean. We have been featured with artists such as The Luther Vandross Band, Ben E. King, the house band on Late Night With David Letterman and Hugh Jackman. Manhattan City Music has packed the dance floors for many Fortune 500 Companies and fundraisers as well as played personally for Oprah, Martha Stewart, Daniel Craig, Hillary Clinton, Sting, Helen Mirren, Jonah Hill, Robert De Niro and Michael Bloomberg, among others. To learn more, call (212) 678-0445 and visit Manhattan City Music on Facebook (@manhattancitymusic), Twitter (@ManhattanCityMu) and Instagram (@mcmnyc).


About The Knot

The Knot is the nation’s leading wedding resource and marketplace that seamlessly engages, matches and connects couples with the right products, services and local wedding professionals they need to plan and pull off their wedding. The Knot has inspired approximately 25 million couples to plan a wedding that’s uniquely them.

Catie and Jason Wedding

Manhattan City Music 12 piece orchestra had the pleasure of helping make Catie and Jason’s wedding fantastic!

Here is Catie’s dad serenading her with a beautiful rendition of “You Belong To Me” by the Dupree’s

Friars Club Rocks

Another great sold out show Thursday night at the Friars Club with Manhattan City Music principal and Friars Club Orchestra Musical Director – Victor Lesser. Many luminaries in the audience hung out all night and enjoyed the show including Gene Cornish (the Rascals),    Tommy James (Shondells) and comedian Sheba Mason (Jackie Mason).


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Kayla and Paul Wedding

Incredibly fun wedding celebration for Kayla and Paul featuring many special requests including contemporary dance music, classics, Latin and Armenian wedding dance music.

Incredible Lineup of Guest Entertainers for Tuesday 4-18-17 at Iridium

This promises to be an unbelievable show of live music with the best Manhattan City Music singers and entertainers in New York City.
Please make your reservations now for Tuesday. Click here for reservations
Manhattan City Music Guest Stars:

Robert Taylor Jr.








Rhianna Radick







Carlton J. Smith







Ashanti J’Aria









Tracy Brathwaite








Stan Gilbert





Explorers Club Gala with Robert De Niro

Manhattan City Music had the honor of providing music for over 1200 people at The 113th Annual Explorers Club Gala. MCM has provided the music for many years for this prestigious gala. We have helped out in the past at the Waldorf and the Museum of Natural History. This year it was at the beautiful venue on Ellis Island and the keynote speaker was Robert De Niro!

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Victor with keynote speaker Robert De Niro

VL at Ellis Island


Gala at Ellis Island

De Niro Speaker


Happy Bar Mitzvah Jacob!

This was the third party that we have done for the beautiful Rose family. MC, DJ, Singer/dancer, Photo social media connectivity, Full of lighting package for the room and 12 foot video screen and projector for montage.

Jacob Booth