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Montreal Wedding Vendor Interview: Tony & Randi from The Directors Showband!

Posted on 27 November 2017

Video by IND Films Montreal

This month we are highlight Tony & Randi from The Directors Showband and Direct Entertainment Group who we have worked with now for many years without a hitch!  It is not only their Montreal Wedding Planner, Montreal Wedding Planning, Wedding Planner Montreal, Montreal Weddings, An English Rose, An English Rose Wedding Planner, Rachel Cripps-Gervais, Eastern Townships Wedding Planner, Wedding Planner Eastern Townships, Eastern Townships Weddings, Eastern Townships Wedding Planning, Montreal Wedding Day Coordinator, Montreal Destination Wedding, Montreal Same Sex Weddings, The Directors Showband, Direct Entertainment Group, Montreal Wedding Bandprofessionalism and pure joy for what they do that makes them a success, but their ease to work with and knowing from my perspective that I do not have to worry, everything will be taken care of on the day without a hitch – so peace of mind for both myself and my clients!!

What made you start a band / entertainment company?

The band was started by band leader, Tony Picciuto.  In the beginning, there was no intention of it becoming a business, it was the sheer passion for the music that drove the success of the band.  It was a part time endeavor that rapidly grew in popularity and through the years, the band underwent many facelifts and challenging member changes.

Fast forward to 2001 when a partnership was formed between Tony Picciuto and Randi Katz that would become the driving force behind the entertainment company (Direct entertainment group) – The umbrella company to Montreal’s most sought after showband, The Directors.  “Direct Entertainment Group happened because there was a lack of connection between the buyer and the musician. “ says Katz.“ We created a new market for ourselves and the musicians that surrounded us  …”

Over the next few years, the company expanded into new markets and developed strong and lasting relationships with its clients and other suppliers in the industry.

What is the one thing you love most about performing in a band?

We love the music, the creative process, we love the comradery we share with the members in the band. Most of all we love the feeling of receiving energy back from the audience.  In the end, this is why we do it, for the love of performance.  When that energy is returned to us by a full dance floor or by simple applause, we know we have succeeded in our goal.

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Do you have a specific niche of music that you provide?

We are a full variety band and by that we mean FULL VARIETY.  This includes every era, style and genre.  We pride ourselves on the ability to read any crowd and the fact that we are fully live enables us to change up the music on a dime.  We perform in many languages and offer a wide range of styles so that every audience member goes home satisfied.

What are the biggest mistakes couples make when choosing their wedding Band?

Maybe the best way to ask this question is what is the biggest mistake a couple makes when planning their wedding.

Let’s put it this way, a typical wedding lasts from 5:00 pm – 2:00 am , — approximately 7 hours. What couples fail to do is divide the amount of money they are spending by hours of the evening. How much things are costing them and how much of an impact are they actually making on an hourly basis?  What value is it bringing to their guests and the overall experience of their wedding?

Different couples may have different budgets but the experience of professional live entertainment even in the smallest formation can add elegance and distinction to the day.

Entertainment is one of the single most important elements on your wedding day and can sometimes go overlooked by certain couples.   It can literally make or break your evening.

Mistake #2: They base their decision on a video or a playlist. Not every band or DJ is suited for a wedding with different age groups.   The couple in question should go and see their band or DJ possibilities live.

Mistake #3:

Choosing price over quality.  Whether it is a trio for your engagement party, ceremony or cocktail or an all out dance band, find a quality formation that will show up on time, perform seamlessly with a good visual presentation, while working as a team alongside the other suppliers you’ve hired for your special day .

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What do you think distinguishes your work from others?

Consistency, professionalism, customer service and attention to detail and 100% satisfaction from all of our clients.  In this business, you don’t get a second chance to be awesome.  Every event must be treated with as much care as the last and next ones.  We truly care about the outcome of any event we do,  from the organization, to logistics and to the overall presentation of our performances.  We truly care about what the day means to our clients and the overall experience they will have that day. There is no room for failure.

What advise can you give to the 2018 Brides & Grooms?

ENJOY YOUR DAY!!!  Hire professionals that can handle your day for you and understand your vision and are able to bring that vision beyond your expectations. Couples invest a lot of money in their day and should be able to truly enjoy it as it unfolds.

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What are the music trends for 2018?

I wouldn’t really call it a trend so much as “what is trending” NOW. Music moves so fast these days.  Here today and gone tomorrow.  While there is still a demand for the new Top 40 music, classic throwbacks and nostalgic music are always winners.

A band that understands what the dance floor is asking for “in the moment” and can easily relate and adjust to the dance floor in real time, and can engage the audience  – this is what will bring your wedding to the next level.

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For more information on The Directors Showband & Direct Entertainment Group………

Don’t forget to contact Randi or Tony at 514 926 4426 or via thedirectors@sympatico.ca

Click HERE for their facebook page or HERE for The Directors website and HERE for Direct Entertainment website

Instagram: www.instagram.com/directorsmtl

Twitter: www.twitter.com/directorsmtl

Photography by Christina Esteban


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