Friday, October 9, 2009

Hotel W

Many Hotels today are emerging from their traditional isolation, reaching out to the public and through vendors and event planners trying to be more proactive about their unique event spaces. At Hotel W on Wednesday their ballroom was lit in high tech fashion with blacks and lavender. Their roof top has been tented affording views to the Northwest and a very large space for more dancing and other festivities with interesting 'cabana type' niches. The elevator ride up was a highlight with a 3-D wall image of flowers.

This must be the third hotel 'roof top' tent in San Francisco competing for longevity with the City Permitting Office. Also at the St Regis and Hotel Vitale weekly or monthly time limits are strictly enforced with these architectural alterations to the original building's profile.

Looking up from a recent Potrero Hill morning walk with my dog I spied a gigantic gas powered barbecue with hood on the roof of a nearby house. Nice.

Recent Wedding Show

Sunday, October 4 was Open House Day at the splendid San Francisco City Club. On this occasion its cheerful staffers Michelle, Cassie & Alison, added a few things: 40 wedding vendors & 400 attendees at a special Bridal Show. Any excuse to visit this historic, well preserved site with its floor to ceiling Diego Rivera mural is not to be missed. Our music resources were in full display for the brides and grooms to be.

In these times the phrase 'just go to my web site' is all too common. How much nicer then to have an opportunity to actually meet the person behind the site and discover the personality with whom business will be conducted. That to me is one of the most important aspects of any Wedding Trade Show.

Monday, July 27, 2009

The Agency sends out periodic multi-media Flyers. Two recent ones that will be of interest:

1) Dance Entertainment-many are finding that breaking up the music of a live Band or a DJ with a short dance performance by a couple can be quite refreshing for event attendees. This can occur several times during the course of the event. Consider: Ballroom, Tango, Flamenco, Middle Eastern, Bollywood, Chinese (Peacock Dance), Irish Step dancing.
2) Solo Musicians-In this economy people are economizing with a single performer. Consider: harp, piano, guitar, accordion, violin, cello, saxophone or guitar (over pre-recorded tracks), jukebox rental and of course DJ.

Ask me to e mail you these colorful Flyers to peruse.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Live Music vs Disc Jockey

This age old battle between 'live' performers in a Dance Band and a 'dead' performer with 'canned' music from a DJ has at long last been resolved. We declared a truce and combined the two for the best of both worlds. Our 7 piece Dance Band performs on stage together with the DJ on stage. Gone are the traditional limits to repertoire and length of performance. Its non-stop with plenty of tune variety and visual appeal.

If you have not received our multi-media Flyer depicting this bold new invention ask me to e mail you the new SideSpin Dance Band promo document with plenty of sound clips and an impromptu video.

May, Special Bay Area Guest.

Who designed the Hyatt Embarcadero Center an the late 1970's with its rotating restaurant, and indoor pond with round 30 foot scupture? International architect Grover Dear of course. He was in the Bay Area from his Hong Kong offices for 4 days for his birthday celebration with an international guest list of admirers. Plenty of music was staged by The Rudolfi Music Agency.

As was to be expected, this client had quite exacting standards!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Music In Walnut Creek

In May we will be supplying music for Cost Plus Worldwide Markets
at their new Walnut Creek Store.

Saturday, May 23, 1:00-3:00 p.m.- Dixieland Band
Sunday, May 24, 11:00 am-1:00 p.m. - Bluegrass Band
Monday, 11:00 am-1:000 p.m. - Country Western Band

Check it out if your are in the area. Cost Plus celebrated its 50th anniversary last December at which we presented Tibetan Bells in their ancient rug department among other things.
This store used to be a destination stop for visitors and tourists to the area.
My mother always loved the baskets.


Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Wedding University February 8 at the Four Seasons Hotel was a success. 
What started as a simple educational idea several months ago blossomed into a format 
with 12 'professors' presenting in various areas of expertise: music; photo; decor; attire. 

I spoke about having performing musicians during various parts of the wedding, i.e 'live music'.

Here is the outline I used in my talk: 

Here are some pictures from our University Event:

We will be hosting another Wedding University Event later this year.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

New Approach to Weddings:

My associates and I have created a different service for the prospective Bride & Groom: The Wedding University. Wedding Planners Jubilee Lau and Jeanne Marks started the idea. 

This one day, 5 hour event Sunday, February 8 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Palo Alto is designed to be educational. Specialists in: music, video, photography, florals, & design present short classes through which participants rotate throughout the day. Limited to 150 people. 

Learn more here:

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