Region Covered: Primarily Tuscany
Language: English, Italian & French
Music Repertoire: Dance Music 50′s & 60′s/Motown 70’s, 80’s, 90’s -2016 / Jazz / Swing / Bossa / Blues / Pop / International & Italian
“Live music band to accompany your special day”
The B.I.T. Band has been performing together for 11 years specializing in music for special events such as weddings, conventions and galas. Their vast repertoire makes them the ideal band for any situation be it for concerts, cocktails, dinner music or dance music.
All the musicians are Tuscan born except for the vocalist who is Canadian (mother-tongue English) and has been living in Florence for 25 years. They have performed at over 300 weddings and many high profile private parties such as Mayor Domenici’s wedding (former Mayor of Florence), at fashion designer Gucciardini’s Spring Ball, Ben Lewis’s 60th Birthday party (former chief financial advisor of Goldman Sachs), Peter Arnell’s Wedding (founder of Arnell Group) with guests such as Tina Turner.
Each member of the band has also had years of individual experience performing in popular venues, festivals and concert halls and as session musicians for several Italian and International recording and touring artists such as Raf, Adriano Celentano, Biagio Antonacci, Irene Grandi, Dirotta su Cuba, Noemi, Ana Papovic, Anna Oxa, Patti Smith, Patty Pravo, Dolce Nera, and Etta James.
Their repertoire covers the classic jazz standards ’20’s – ‘50’s with repertoire sung by Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan up to more contemporary jazz artists such as Diana Krall, Norah Jones, Amy Winehouse and Michael Bublé. Their dance music covers Motown, Soul, music from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s as well as contemporary artists such as Adele, Rihanna, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Pharrell Williams, Maeghan Trainor and Coldplay.
“I cannot tell you how many people raved about how fantastic you and the band were. It was certainly a highlight of our wedding and I just wanted to drop you a quick line to thank you for dealing with us all the way from afar and the coordination of it all. I really appreciated it and it was amazing. Thanks to you and the band!”
“You did a fantastic job and were the highlight of the evening!
Your band and the setting knocked our guests socks off!”
Patti & Russsell
“Mary & the BIT Band were the highlight of our wedding day. Talented, warm and great fun, everyone thoroughly enjoyed listening and dancing to them. Many guests remarked on how brilliant they were. We were delighted to be given one of their CDs as a wedding gift and so we can continue to enjoy their music at home”.
Mr & Mrs White
“What an incredible band! Mary and her talented band members performed impeccably at my wedding in Venice this past weekend. Mary’s voice is simply divine. They kept the wedding guests entertained for hours. Thank you so much Bit Band!! “
Be sure to find a band that suits not only what YOU like but what YOUR GUESTS like. After all, they are your guests and as such, you want EVERYONE to have a good time. There are usually people of every age at weddings so be sure to find a band who has quite a large range of repertoire to suit all age groups and styles.
Always ask for demos and/or videos of your band. Unfortunately, there are a few wedding bands here in Italy that play over or even worse…fake over midi/karaoke or mp3 tracks. We perform live from the beginning to the end. We are professionals and expect nothing but the best from each other as we expect our clients do…and in the end you really CAN hear the difference. Another plus in hiring our band is that I speak English. There is nothing worse than hearing one of your favourite songs sung in someone’s “interpretation of English”… (to put it nicely!) I think that is why we are so highly requested especially by “anglo couples”– being mother-tongue English and also singing in various languages (Italian, Spanish, French and German) does have its advantages!
SIAE is a music license that is required whether you have live music or a DJ and it is up to either the wedding planner or the villa/castle to get this for you. Cost depends on the region, city, location, amount of guests. The people responsible for getting this license for you will be able to provide you this information.
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Their musicianship and professionalism with a good dose of “Tuscan flare” has made Mary and the Best in Town Band, one of the most sought after bands for both Italian and foreign events.
Mary Loscerbo – Vocals
Michele Papadia (Leonardo Volo) – Keyboards
Fabrizio Morganti – Drums
Stefano Allegra – Electric bass/Contrabass
Luca Gelli – Guitar