CHEAP wedding singer in Brooklyn- need help asap!
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March 27, 2016 6:18 am at 6:18 am #617470
My chasunah is in 3 weeks now, and our singer just fell through. We’re looking for someone CHEAP (preferably around $500 or as close to it as possible) but good- not necessarily a world-class name or a really “cultured” voice, but someone who knows how to sing. We’re definitely looking for a Litvish singer, not Chassidish.
Please send recommendations- please don’t go with Shloime Daskal or even Yisroel Werdyger, because they’re out of our price range.
Thanks in advance!March 27, 2016 8:28 am at 8:28 am #1144598bentzionParticipant
INTERESTING!!! You write “We’re definitely looking for a Litvish singer, not Chassidish” , yet the two singers you reffer to as a good choice besides for the their price which is out of your range (Shloime Daskal and Yisroel Werdyger), ARE TOTALLY CHASSIDISH!!!March 27, 2016 11:46 am at 11:46 am #1144599
Well I obviously would not recommend daskal or werdyger, because you said that your looking for a livishe singer. (Otherwise i would tell you to go with Berry Weber – he’s only $1300). Anyways getting to the point, I would suggest going with Uri Davidi. He’s phenomenal. He’s Litvish. And he’s only $700 (at least as of 2 years ago he was). You can also get Aderet. he’s good too. and cheap.March 27, 2016 1:25 pm at 1:25 pm #1144600
Lipa is probably too chasidish for you so I would go with Shwekey.March 27, 2016 1:27 pm at 1:27 pm #1144601
Simcha Leiner and Nachas are also very nice.March 27, 2016 1:33 pm at 1:33 pm #1144602takahmamashParticipant
I don’t get it – doesn’t the band provide a singer?March 27, 2016 2:32 pm at 2:32 pm #1144603
Technical21 -“We’re definitely looking for a Litvish singer, not Chassidish.”
Try Reinman from Lakewood. Idk how much he charges.March 27, 2016 2:51 pm at 2:51 pm #1144604
Hey btw Shwekey is sefardic.March 27, 2016 2:52 pm at 2:52 pm #1144605
And Simacha Leiner is probably expensive – or at least he should be cuz he’s really good. And Nachas is prob still in middle of sheva brochos.March 27, 2016 4:08 pm at 4:08 pm #1144606joelnetMember
Shaya Hecht is a great singer.
Sorry, no links. Google Shaya Hecht.March 27, 2016 4:49 pm at 4:49 pm #1144607
The reason I mentioned those two despite having said I don’t want Chassidish is that on previous threads about singers on this forum and others, whenever a Litvish singer was requested, for some reason people kept mentioning Daskal and Werdyger. I actually like both of them a lot–and I’ve heard them sing with a Litvish havara–but as I said, they’re way out of our price range.
Shwekey apparently charges $20,000 to sing at a wedding, or some outrageous number.
Simcha Leiner is also well over $1,000. I don’t know about Nachas, but probably also out of our price range- I will check. (By the way, he got married on February 28 or 29, so he’s not still in middle of sheva brachos- but newlywed.)
Uri Davidi is a little cooler than we’re looking for, although he is very good from what I’ve seen.
Will try the other suggestions. Thanks.March 27, 2016 5:26 pm at 5:26 pm #1144608
Technical21 -“We’re definitely looking for a Litvish singer, not Chassidish.”
You can also try one of the Brodt sons’. Again Idk how much he charges, but I don’t think he’s expensive!March 27, 2016 6:31 pm at 6:31 pm #1144609☕️coffee addictParticipant
This should be your worst problemMarch 27, 2016 8:39 pm at 8:39 pm #1144610popa_bar_abbaParticipant
Sorry, no links. Google ShayaHecht.
Google Shaya Hecht sang at our wedding. He’s good. And his father Yoel is known to shoot people at their weddings as well.March 27, 2016 8:49 pm at 8:49 pm #1144611mik5Participant
Are you a misnagid?
Mazel tov, by the way.March 27, 2016 8:53 pm at 8:53 pm #1144612☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
I googled “Shaya Hecht sang at our wedding”, and this came up:
http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/which-singer-would-you-choose-to-sing-at-your-wedding#post-214478March 27, 2016 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm #1144613sefardi guyParticipant
Mendy Jacobson is cool BTW i just saw nachas at a wedding so hes out of 7 brachotMarch 28, 2016 2:20 am at 2:20 am #1144614HolalaParticipant
Nechemia brodt. Shauly waldnerMarch 28, 2016 2:49 pm at 2:49 pm #1144615
Anyone know around when did wedding singers become part of the frum wedding? It’s a relatively new thing. Do all weddings now have these singers?March 28, 2016 3:11 pm at 3:11 pm #1144616CTLAWYERParticipant
Do all weddings now have these singers?
I’m marrying off my third child within the next two weeks. There will be an orchestra, but no separate singer hired. This does not mean that some member of the orchestra may not sing at some point, but it is not an extra I am paying for.
We are having a wedding, not a concert or show.March 28, 2016 3:58 pm at 3:58 pm #1144617chacha5Member
URI DAVIDI all the way!!!!
who cares cool or no cool!?!?!
you want quality music? a sick voice? an out of this world rocking dance floor??
you gotta get him!
Catch him while he is still cheap! I think he is still under 1,000March 28, 2016 6:04 pm at 6:04 pm #11446196131Participant
Try Yehoshua Solomon from KGH. He sang at my friend’s daughter’s chasuna & I heard him at quite a few others. He’s really good & probably in your price range. Mazel tov.
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Definitely go with Uri Davidi. He’s from the top! He will probably be booked though but worth the try. Still under 1000. He sang at my wedding and couldn’t be happier. He will cater to what you want so too cool shouldn’t be the issueMarch 28, 2016 8:37 pm at 8:37 pm #1144622
We booked Yaakov Petro for $450.
mik5- I guess if you call Litvish a misnaged, then I’m a misnaged; but it’s more that I don’t like the Chassidish ????. Thanks for the mazel tov!
cherrybim- I don’t think it’s such a new thing. My parents had a singer by their wedding 22 years ago, and their wedding was not overly fancy at all. CTLAWYER- I don’t think having a singer makes it into a concert. We have a one-man band, but we preferred to get someone else to sing, for reasons of our own.March 28, 2016 8:48 pm at 8:48 pm #1144623popa_bar_abbaParticipant
I’m marrying off my third child within the next two weeks.
Three kids in two weeks? That’s incredible; mazel tov!March 28, 2016 8:56 pm at 8:56 pm #1144624apushatayidParticipant
Hire me. $200 for the night. You wont know what I am singing, but I am cheap.March 28, 2016 9:02 pm at 9:02 pm #1144625
I met Yaakov Petro on the metro practicing an intro and sounded good! Good choice.March 28, 2016 9:03 pm at 9:03 pm #1144626
But Simcha Leiner is still the way to go! Maybe re-book if you can.March 28, 2016 9:03 pm at 9:03 pm #1144627CTLAWYERParticipant
If only, then all three single girls would be set
I understand not wanting your one man band to have the added work of singing…it’s a bit much.
In the 1970s when I and my siblings were wed, the wedding orchestras generally had vocalist and comedians/emcees.March 28, 2016 9:49 pm at 9:49 pm #1144628BoruchSchwartzParticipant
Mordechai Shapiro or Craig Resmovitz
google them to get their info
both are not too expensive and very goodMarch 29, 2016 2:07 am at 2:07 am #1144629
Technical21 -“We booked Yaakov Petro for $450.”
Where from?March 29, 2016 4:19 am at 4:19 am #1144630
Health- not sure I understand your question. Actually, I searched on YouTube for singers, and he was one of the names that came up. He lives in Lakewood.March 29, 2016 2:33 pm at 2:33 pm #1144631
Besides the occasional chazan, who was singing at weddings 40 years ago? Any names?March 29, 2016 4:44 pm at 4:44 pm #1144632
Technical21 -“Health- not sure I understand your question. Actually, I searched on YouTube for singers, and he was one of the names that came up. He lives in Lakewood”
You answered the question. I live in Lakewood too, but I never heard of him. Once upon a time, Lakewood was small and if you didn’t know them, you could hear about them. Not anymore!
It’s like BP.March 29, 2016 5:56 pm at 5:56 pm #1144633
I think he was referring to the fact that yaakov shwekey is a Sephardi singer as apposed to all the hasidic and litvish ones mentioned above.March 29, 2016 6:04 pm at 6:04 pm #1144634kollelman20Member
I would for sure get SHLOIME KAUFMAN – he sang at my wedding and the place was rocking! He puts in 300% into every wedding he does. Hes the best bang for the buck , no question in my mind.March 30, 2016 4:38 pm at 4:38 pm #1144635
Besides the occasional chazan, who was singing at weddings 40 years ago? Any names?
Shlomo CarlebachMarch 30, 2016 6:40 pm at 6:40 pm #1144636
Mod 42; not really. Carlebach had a few chasunah tunes but I don’t think he was doing weddings 30-40 years ago as singers do them today. If he did, Carlebach would not have been living in the abject poverty he was subjected to. About twenty five years ago, he was involved with some weddings in Israel for baalei t’shuva and mass weddings of Russians in Efrat, but not money makers like today’s singers.March 31, 2016 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm #1144637funnyboneParticipant
Ask your band
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