CHEAP wedding singer in Brooklyn- need help asap!

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    technical21
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    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!

    #1144598

    bentzion
    Participant

    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!!!

    #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.

    #1144600

    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    Lipa is probably too chasidish for you so I would go with Shwekey.

    #1144601

    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    Simcha Leiner and Nachas are also very nice.

    #1144602

    takahmamash
    Participant

    I don’t get it – doesn’t the band provide a singer?

    #1144603

    Health
    Participant

    Technical21 -“We’re definitely looking for a Litvish singer, not Chassidish.”

    Try Reinman from Lakewood. Idk how much he charges.

    #1144604

    Hey btw Shwekey is sefardic.

    #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.

    #1144606

    joelnet
    Member

    Shaya Hecht is a great singer.

    Sorry, no links. Google Shaya Hecht.

    #1144607

    technical21
    Participant

    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.

    #1144608

    Health
    Participant

    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!

    #1144609

    ☕️coffee addict
    Participant

    Mazel tov

    This should be your worst problem

    #1144610

    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    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.

    #1144611

    mik5
    Participant

    Are you a misnagid?

    Mazel tov, by the way.

    #1144612

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    #1144613

    sefardi guy
    Participant

    Mendy Jacobson is cool BTW i just saw nachas at a wedding so hes out of 7 brachot

    #1144614

    Holala
    Participant

    Nechemia brodt. Shauly waldner

    #1144615

    cherrybim
    Participant

    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?

    #1144616

    CTLAWYER
    Participant

    cheryybim…….

    Do all weddings now have these singers?

    NO….

    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.

    #1144617

    chacha5
    Member

    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 1,000

    #1144619

    6131
    Participant

    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.

    ***phone number and email removed by mod

    #1144620

    wakimike
    Participant

    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 issue

    #1144622

    technical21
    Participant

    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.

    #1144623

    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    I’m marrying off my third child within the next two weeks.

    Three kids in two weeks? That’s incredible; mazel tov!

    #1144624

    apushatayid
    Participant

    Hire me. $200 for the night. You wont know what I am singing, but I am cheap.

    #1144625

    I met Yaakov Petro on the metro practicing an intro and sounded good! Good choice.

    #1144626

    But Simcha Leiner is still the way to go! Maybe re-book if you can.

    #1144627

    CTLAWYER
    Participant

    Popa………..

    If only, then all three single girls would be set

    Technical21>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    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.

    #1144628

    BoruchSchwartz
    Participant

    Mordechai Shapiro or Craig Resmovitz

    google them to get their info

    both are not too expensive and very good

    #1144629

    Health
    Participant

    Technical21 -“We booked Yaakov Petro for $450.”

    Where from?

    #1144630

    technical21
    Participant

    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.

    #1144631

    cherrybim
    Participant

    Besides the occasional chazan, who was singing at weddings 40 years ago? Any names?

    #1144632

    Health
    Participant

    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.

    #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.

    #1144634

    kollelman20
    Member

    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.

    #1144635

    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    cherrybim wrote:

    Besides the occasional chazan, who was singing at weddings 40 years ago? Any names?

    Shlomo Carlebach

    #1144636

    cherrybim
    Participant

    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.

    #1144637

    funnybone
    Participant

    Ask your band

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