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A close knit group comprised of experienced and multi-talented performers, The Melanie Rice Orchestra takes great pride in being one of the most requested groups on the social & corporate event scene. They earned their impeccable reputation by consistently enriching clients' engagements with an impressive blend of professionalism, versatility, danceability and vocal strength. Combine those qualities with their charismatic stage presence and superb musicianship and you'll clearly see the reason for this dynamic band's popularity.

For the ultimate experience, select the 11 piece version of MRO, which highlights six lead vocalists. The range of styles and the plethora of tight harmonies enable this group of fine singers to perform everything from Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago to Black Eyed Peas, U2 and Beyonce.

Leading the orchestra is dynamic lead vocalist/bandleader Melanie Rice, an expert in flawlessly emceeing every affair from beginning to end. Whether a Wedding, Bar Mitzvah or Corporate Gala, Melanie's effervescent personality enables her to transform a great party into a truly unforgettable event.

Backed by the consummate group of musicians, MRO's vocalists croon and groove their way through favorite hits of yesterday and today inspiring delighted audiences to flock to the dance floor. One thing is for sure, whether they are performing Swing, Motown, Disco or the latest Top 40 hits, the Melanie Rice Orchestra does it all with impeccable style and sophistication.

Reach for perfection. Let The Melanie Rice Orchestra make your "one moment in time"...unforgettable.

RAVES

Melanie and Tim,
Thank you so much for making our wedding reception exceptional!! MRO exceeded all of our expectations and made our night so much fun!! Not only was the music amazing, the song selections were great and certainly kept the guests up and dancing but the band members were just fantastic!! Very personable and extremely amazing at performing. All of the guests were totally impressed with the band and the singers, however, two of my nieces (6 year old twins) were just totally in awe of the singers, specifically one of the female singers (sorry, I do not remember their names). I know the band / singers where so sweet to them and made their night!! To quote one of their comments, "This is the best night of my life"!!!
We have received nothing but rave reviews from our family and friends in regards to the band. Several of our guests have actually stated that this was the best wedding they have ever been to.. And, I have already provided your contact information to one of our guests whose son is getting married in the fall.

Thanks again for making our wedding reception truly perfect!!!
Sincerely, Melinda Cauley

Dear Melanie, On behalf of the Anniversary Gala Committee and Sanofi-Aventis, we would like to thank you for doing such a fantastic job at our 30th Anniversary Gala. You and your band members were a major contributor in making the gala a tremendous success! Thank you for being so easy to work with, your professionalism and your ability to get everyone on the dance floor! We have received wonderful response to our band selection and will be calling you for next year's event. Thanks again!

Paul Sudzina Sanofi-Aventis

Dear Melanie, Although we haven't fully recovered yet from Randi's wonderful Bat Mitzvah last Saturday night, we wanted to write a note right away to thank you again for such a fabulous evening. As soon as we listened to your promotional CD, Danny and I felt confident that we made the right musical decision hiring Melanie Rice Entertainment, Inc. for our affair. After we met you in person, we were absolutely sure we made the right decision. Besides having a gorgeous voice and a great band, you are warm, personable & professional. It's rare to find talent with all those qualifications. You were helpful in selecting the right music for our guests, kept the dance floor CROWDED ALL NIGHT, and elevated the energy level in the room until the end of the party. All of our 170 guests commented on what a terrific party it was. Some said they wished they could get their deposits back from the band they hired so they could hire you! Others said they have already called you this week to book you for their upcoming affairs! We look forward to seeing you again in the near future at a friend's Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Please HOLD a couple of Saturdays for us in the next 10-15 years for our kids weddings! Fondly,

Sue and Dan Bernheim

Melanie, Just had to drop you a line to say thank you for putting Ali and Steve's special day to music. Our guests were raving and we danced our shoes off (literally. I was the mother-of-the-bride in socks). Great mix of wonderfully executed music, energy, and enthusiasm... although this was one crowd you really didn't have to work. We came ready to party and you kept us moving. Our son got the garter and his girlfriend caught the bouquet so we may be back in touch VERY soon. Thanks for your part in an incredible evening. Gratefully,

Barbara Zeiger

Dear Melanie the Magnificant, Thank you so much for the amazing music at our commitment ceremony & reception. Every single person at the party not only complimented your band, but RAVED about it! You got us all up and dancing, even the few people who told us pointedly ahead of time that they never dance. We had a blast & your band played a major part in that. You are THE BEST!

Kathy and Joan

Dear Melanie, One word for you and your band: FANTASTIC!!! Everyone kept talking about the music for days afterwards. You made my wedding everything I hoped for and MORE! Thank you so very much.

Betty Lui and Benjamin Walker

Dear Melanie, I hope you realize how wonderful you and your entire band made our wedding. It truly feels like yesterday. I know this is long overdue, but I don't believe it's ever too late to tell someone how much you appreciate them - so here it is... Thank you, thank you, thank you. We loved our wedding! We loved everything you did. Thank you for helping us select songs that now have engraved so many memories in our minds. You kept everything flowing wonderfully and we've received so many compliments! My favorite is "And the band - Oy were they great!

Nikki and Adam Lefsky

Dear Melanie, We just received our wedding video, and watching it reminded us of how wonderful you and your band sounded on the night of our wedding. The party was wonderful - we have never been to a wedding where everyone danced so much - and was exactly what we wanted! You and your band sounded amazing - and you played all of the songs that we asked for. We have heard so many compliments from friends and relatives about how great you were - and how much life and energy you brought to our wedding. Thank you so much - and if you ever need a reference, feel free to use us! All the Best,

Melissa Renny and Chris Schrader

Dear Melanie, I cannot put into adequate words how wonderful Saturday night was! Your music was everything and more than I had ever hoped for. EVERYONE had the best time. It was truly the best party...the music and energy was amazing. Your special surprise "Bruce" numbers made everyone so happy. You are absolutely wonderful, and I thank you for going above and beyond. I had soooo much fun, and so did Lauren and Preston. Thank you!!!!!!

Janie Feldman

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