“Booking your ideal band should be straightforward and fun. Here are some questions we are frequently asked. If your answers aren’t here please feel free to contact us – no question or concern is too small!”
What makes Creations by Kim Sozzi so unique?
There is actually nothing typical about us – we don’t just perform, but create a uniquely interactive experience of exquisite talent, showmanship and celebration that will have your guests screaming on their feet for more. We work closely with you to develop your program and bring our obsession with making incredible music and love of creating and energizing to each and every event. For us no two are ever alike…and we treat each and every one like a family celebration.
We play anything and everything with our hallmark passion and flair. We offer an extensive repertoire, from the most current playlists to the best of the 40’s through today, and our level of musicianship and overall chemistry is simply incomparable.
Do you have a signature style?
We pride ourselves on our variety – but in two words the band is hip and fresh! We are famous for learning and performing the songs exactly as you hear them on the radio. We had a bride whose wedding song was “Green Eyes” by Coldplay, and halfway through her first dance she had to look up because she thought it was Chris Martin singing! That is a compliment we receive all the time, whether we are playing Rihanna or Sinatra. We like to surprise – and many guests come up to us and say “I never heard an ‘event band’ play that song!”
Do you perform at every type of event?
Absolutely. From weddings to Bar and Bat Mitzvahs to anniversary and birthday parties, to corporate events and non-profit fundraisers, to opening acts for major recording artists…. anywhere around the world. And any style – from barefoot in the Caribbean or the Hamptons to black tie Manhattan gala to a yacht in St. Tropez….or a charming, vintage-style gathering at your home. The sky is the limit!
Does Kim perform at every event?
Kim oversees and manages the unique musical landscape of each and every event and is fully accessible – our clients often have her cell on their speed dial, planning the program and mapping out the flow of the celebration, down to the last note! While Kim does perform as the lead vocalist when the Kim Sozzi band is available and booked by clients – she averages at about 60 weddings a year – we offer a family of bands and talent that Kim personally selects, trains and cultivates who are widely considered the foremost event musicians in New York and who have their own devoted fan following among our clients.
Do we meet with you before the event?
We like to meet and get to know all our clients prior to the event, and tailor the music for every bride and groom, Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebrants, birthday or anniversary couple, or any other honorees. We sit down with you a few months prior to your special day to discuss timing – which is critically important – and music since we have an enormous catalog of songs in our repertoire. No two events are identical, although I do have brides that say “I saw you at my best friends wedding, it was incredible, and I trust you so just do your thing!”
Will Creations travel out of town?
Yes, we perform throughout the United States and internationally. We arrange all of our travel logistics ourselves – booking air travel, handling sound and rider production, and coordinating hotels and local transportation so you don’t have to worry about a thing.
How will the band be dressed?
All male musicians wear traditional black tie. Female musicians and vocalists are in beautiful long black evening wear.
Do you play for the cocktail hour and ceremony too?
Of course, and any kind of music you want. We can provide a keyboard player, flutist/saxophonist or guitarist. Also available are classical ensembles, jazz ensembles and strolling violinists.
I am concerned about volume levels at my affair. How do you handle that?
Creations use the best sound system and equipment the industry has to offer, giving us a crystal clear full sound. The volume is always comfortable for all your guests.
Do I ever have to worry about last minute band cancellations?
No – not ever. Kim and the Creations bands have never missed a single event. This is your special day and once we commit we are 100 percent. While in all of our history we have never encountered this, if for any reason an unforeseen catastrophe should arise, we have other fantastic bands in our arsenal and are also very connected in the music world – we will have your covered. Guaranteed.
Are there any hidden fees?
No. The quote is all-inclusive, so there are never any surprises.
What is the norm regarding gratuities?
Our norm is that we believe in unparalleled service. Period. A gratuity is given entirely at your discretion.
Are you insured?
Yes. We are insured the one million dollars in liability insurance that is the standard. We will provide a copy of our policy on request.
Can I come see the band live?
The band is working every weekend but unfortunately we don’t invite potential clients to other people’s celebrations. If you haven’t already seen us, please check out our video gallery and proud collection of testimonials from our client family!
I’m not sure what music I want for my ceremony, can Creations make suggestions?
Absolutely, we would be happy to make suggestions for songs that will fit you and your celebration and bring in just the tone and energy you want!
At my reception will Creations take breaks during courses and dinner?
We don’t take breaks but play continuous music, rotating musicians throughout your reception. It is our proud responsibility to maintain a degree of momentum all evening long, playing to the crowd and keeping a close eye on the energy of the room. While your guests are dining, we will play background acoustic music that is just as enjoyable as the high-energy dance sets and sets the perfect mood. Besides classical, jazz and other genres we offer for the “downtimes”, there are also incredible songs and artists our clients love but are too relaxed for dance sets. Should you wish, we are thrilled to take this opportunity to showcase our band, playing such talent as: Dave Matthews, Adele, Bruno Mars, Billy Joel, Beatles, Coldplay and Christina Perri.
I don’t see our wedding song or parent dance songs on your song list. What should I do?
Send us whatever you would like for your first dance song and both parent dances and we will be delighted to learn them. We ask you to email us an mp3 of your selections that don’t appear on the list.
I am having an after party – can Creations provide a DJ?
Yes, we love after parties and will happily play until the wee hours of the morning! And we have a huge roster of celebrity and talented DJs to chose from.
How do we get started?
(212) 579-0096 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Just give us a call or email us an email. We can’t wait to hear about your vision and every vital aspect of your story and celebration. And then plan a night of spectacular music and energy you and your guests will never forget!