It is our mission to consistently exceed the expectations of our clients by providing outstanding musicianship and exceptional care in the planning and execution of the music for their special event.
From an elegant, sophisticated reception to a high-energy dance party, Ariel's unmatched talent, versatility, professionalism and personalized approach will allow you to create the event of your dreams.
About Ariel~ Founded in 1982 by husband and wife team Len & Elizabeth Greene, Ariel has performed at well over 1,000 weddings, corporate galas, proms and other special events. Although Ariel most often entertains in the Metropolitan New York area, the band has been flown to Puerto Rico, The Bahamas, Florida and California by corporate clients who consider Ariel’s contribution to be unique and indispensable to the success of their events.
Ariel is a “set group”, meaning that the same musicians appear at all of Ariel’s performances. This ensures that the band sounds “tight” and well-rehearsed, unlike most agency bands which are assembled from a stable of available musicians. Ariel’s band members are all full-time career musicians with extensive experience, training and credits in the music business. They were carefully chosen for their talent, dedication to their craft, discipline, reliability and their evident joy in performing live music.
Please visit our page "About Ariel" to learn more of each member in Ariel Entertainment.
Weddings~ With experience gained from performing at more than 1,000 weddings, Ariel can assist you in planning all the details of your reception, cocktail hour and ceremony. Careful coordination guarantees that your event goes without a hitch and that you are free to enjoy the party with your guests.
We will provide you with our extensive song list from which you can make selections to create the mood, flow and musical theme of your wedding. We will also learn your special song request for your first dance as husband and wife and will perform it with the quality that you would expect from the original artists. Ariel features 5 lead vocalists which allows us to cover an extensive range of musical styles with authenticity.
You may feel that is important to hear music from your family’s ethnic origin. Ariel’s repertoire includes songs sung in Italian, Spanish, Irish, Hebrew, Yiddish, Polish, Korean, Croatian and Turkish! Please ask us about learning a song in your family’s native language.
Our clients often ask us to suggest songs for their dances with their parents. We have prepared a list of the lyrics to songs that work well for this purpose so that you can select a song which will best reflect your special relationship.
Ariel Entertainment can provide elegant music for your ceremony and cocktail hour. Your choice can be as simple as a solo pianist or impressive as a classical ensemble or jazz quartet and vocalist.
We hear concern from our brides and grooms that the band’s volume should not interfere with their guests’ enjoyment of the party. It is Ariel’s commitment and promise to perform at a volume that is comfortable for our audience. Our clients include numerous exclusive catering halls and country clubs who recommend Ariel based upon our consistent ability to perform with elegance, versatility and energy at a volume which allows conversation to go on easily.
Your wedding will be one of the most important and magical days of your life. Ariel would be honored to play a part in it!
Please visit our FAQ page on our website or call for more information on questions you may have. Also, be sure to check out the testimonial page to see what others have said about Ariel Entertainment.