Terry Cavanagh Productions

New Braunfels, TX

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I offer a unique niche in the entertainment business,for instance, by providing the big lush sound of traditional classical wedding music with just 2 people; French themed music; Italian themed music; Dinner and cocktail music with violin/accordion duos; and German themed music or Oktoberfest-styled shows for special events. I bring years of experience including 5 years at Epcot Center and understand how to make my product work successfully for your event. We can play the range from background music to fun, interactive shows. I know how to match my performance to what your guests want to hear and do.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I like the idea of keeping live music alive and well, especially the more unique styles that I play.
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Location

New Braunfels, TX 78130

Years in business

16

Number of employees

3

Reviews

2 Reviews
  • Maegan D. Feb 9, 2014
    Terry was amazing! He and his violinist friend were very professional, but also super fun. They played a wide variety of music, and had plenty interactive activities for the whole group to enjoy!
    Terry C. Feb 10, 2014

    Thank you Maegan. Enjoy the beautiful day!

  • Jonathan B. Jan 19, 2014
    I had been a fan of Terry Cavanagh and the Alpine Express for over 10 years. When my daughter asked about entertainment for her wedding reception, I showed her a video of Terry's past work and her mind was made up. I called Terry on his cellphone as he was about to go on-stage at an Oktoberfest in Oklahoma. He emailed me back at 2:00 that same morning. Thus began a great relationship with Terry and his band. He met with my daughter and me on several occasions and carried out every detail we had planned for the reception. (Plus he added several "surprise" treats of his own) He's just a plain great guy to work with, and an outstanding showman. Numerous guests cornered me during the reception and said, "This is the best wedding dance and the best performance we've ever been to. Where did you find this talent?" I highly recommend him for weddings, Oktoberfests, business conferences, and anywhere you want to spend several hours laughing and having a fun time. And if you're looking for traditional or contemporary wedding ceremony music, Terry can provide that too. He will provide you a show of a lifetime!

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Continuing education is an on-going affair: (A) I'm always practicing and frequently taking lessons to improve my voice and instrument playing as well as learning new material; (B) There is always more to learn about how to get the most out of and take care of the instruments and electronic equipment involved in our performances; (C) I'm continuously seeking to learn more about how to take care of myself better, for instance diet, exercise, a healthy spiritual life in order to bring more to my performances; (D) Every year I get a real life education in how to be a better leader for my musicians, a better service provider for my clients; and a better business man for my business.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Pricing depends on: (1) Where the job is; (2) How long the job is for; (3) How many performers will be involved; (4) When the job is - what day of the week and what time of day and what time of year. For instance entertainment on New year's Eve traditionally is priced at a higher rate than most other events; (5) The nature of the job - is it background music in a restaurant of a full blown show for a 1,000 people at a festival? (6) If any customized/special preparation will be required for the performance?; (7) If the situation warrants a P.A. system, does the band or client provide it? (8) If the job is out of town, who provides hotel rooms?
What types of customers have you worked with?
I play a lot of festivals. The rest of the year the event work I do is split between private parties of people having some kind of celebration and corporate events.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
We just finished our fall festival season with the Alpine Express band. It is always gratifying to know that our clients are pleased with our work and want to rebook us for next year. Examples of this are the Cullman, AL Oktoberfest; the Woodlands, TX Oktoberfest; the South Texas Rotary Oktoberfest in McAllen; Wurstfest in New Braunfels; The Villa Europa Oktoberfest in Augusta; and The Redstone Arsenal Oktoberfest in Huntsville, AL.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
There are two things to consider; (1) Can the band leader bring you the talent you want? Do they and their ensemble present themselves well and interact well with guests? (2) Do you like and trust the band leader? I.E. Will he/she take care of business? Are they cooperative? Are they someone you enjoy interacting with? You're putting your event in their hands and they can have a big influence on it's success.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
There is an enormous amount of work and investment of resources that goes on behind the scenes to make sure that our entertainment product is first class.