We are committed to the quality and the selection of bands we offer our clients. We are always exploring new bands to sign. If you have a band and you think you meet our standard, we encourage you to contact us.
Introducing Thunder and Lightning
WEC’s House Band
“I am SO THRILLED we chose to work with Washington’s Entertainment Connection. The band really helped make our reception so memorable!!” – Melissa Gluck, Potomac MD
Booked as 5 – 8 players
The Rock Band Produced and Managed by WEC’s Founder, Brian Choper
We are very excited to present our new CD:
“Brian Choper — Live In Harrisburg — With The Thunder & Lighting Rock Band”!
HOLLYWOOD ON THE ROOF
The band, acclaimed by such notables as Vice President Joe Biden and The New York Times, was written up as one of the best cover bands they’ve ever heard. Join the band live, in concert, at the Harrisburg Hollywood Casino. The band will be performing their most popular tunes, from their repertoire of classic rock, funk, pop and current hits. Hear their rendition of Fire To The Rain, Barracuda, Hard To Handle, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Mo Money, Forget You, Let’s Get It Started, Low, Faithfully, Don’t Stop Believing, Closing Time, I Will Wait, Snow, Locked Out Of Heaven, If I Never See Your Face Again, One More Night, Somebody That I Used To Know, and so much more! This is an incredible, one-of-a kind, 4-hour show in one of the best venues in the state!
When: Saturday July 6, 2013
Where: Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course
777 Hollywood Boulevard, Grantville, PA 17028
Time: 8 – 12 pm
Hollywood On The Roof is Central Pennsylvania’s most popular venue for year-round live musical entertainment! Nationally-acclaimed Tribute Bands honoring legends like The Beatles, Billy Joel, Chicago, The Rolling Stones, and Neil Diamond are featured several times each month, while top classic rock and country bands help keep the place jumping every weekend. T&L is a show band that features Pop, Classic Rock, and Funk. It is a seven piece band specializing in modern, recent top hits will be performing live July 6, 2013. Showtime is from 8:00 pm until 12:00 am.
WEC introduces Thunder & Lightning, the house band of Washington’s Entertainment Connection. This is a one-of-a-kind Rock & Roll, party and pop band, conceived, produced and managed by WEC.
WEC is a family of managers, musicians, sound engineers, photographers, videographers and DJ’s, all working together to find great bands and match them with the needs of our clients. It is a family of artists in collaboration. Thunder & Lightning is a product of this collaboration. It is a project.
Those involved wanted a band that would perform the old fashioned way… with top musicians, and without the use of electronically sequenced music. Able to perform concerts, festival, and corporate events, T&L is also stage-ready, complete with a light show option and optional horn section for those of you looking for that “sound” that only horns can provide. “T&L,” as they like to be called, is not just a band, but a musical show.
To make it all happen, WEC organized the best area rock musicians. The band creates a show with an energy that’s magnetic. Thunder and Lightning will get your party started and rock the house!
“The one band clients, statesmen and critics alike are calling the best cover rock band they’ve ever heard live”
T & L features a very wide repertoire that extends beyond the Rock & Roll you hear most bands play. Their song list includes Pop, Classic Rock, Funk, a touch of Rap and even some Blues. Click here to receive an email of our song list. Thunder & Lightning performs at public events, clubs, parties, weddings and corporate functions. What’s even better for live music lovers is the band is setting up to play regular shows at public venues throughout the area. To keep in the know — join our mailing list.
With their unusually wide variety of music, spreading beyond Rock and Pop into the Blues and Funk, the band is infectious! You can’t sit still when you hear them play – they always get the crowd dancing! Plus, they are easy to work with. Contact us for more information. You can also see more at the Thunder & Lightning website See you at the party!
Thunder & Lightning About Our Bands
Washington’s Entertainment Connection is not your typical agency, as it is more of a music consultancy, where we not only help you match the best size and type of band to your event, we also work with you to survey your favorite tunes. This way, we cater the music list your taste! Catering the music to your needs: Our bands are uniquely flexible musicians, in that they are individually able to play many different genres of music, including Rock, Pop, Funk, R&B, Jazz, Swing, Klezmer and Classical, all in the same event. For those who love the 60″s sound, we even have an awesome Beatles Tribute band. Each of our bands are professional party entertainers have their own specialty, but don’t let that fool you into thinking that they are limited to only that sound or style. Our bands are professional musicians who cater their repertoire to your event. For example you hire one of our rock bands, and you want to hear some Latin, jazz, or swing music. No problem. We are professional party entertainment musicians. We can do that! We encourage you to check out each of our bands and sample the wide variety of music they can play. Then you can judge for yourself. Professionalism: No Matter What Band You Choose: Washington’s Entertainment Connection guarantees professionalism from all of our bands and has a proven record for creating outstanding performances and incredible parties! Unlike any other agency, the owner of WEC, Brian Choper is a well know and respected drummer who plays with many of the bands represented. Professionalism is our top priority. Our professional party entertainment bands will arrive on time and start on time, and will always look awesome. They will do everything they can to ensure your event is impressive, awesome and runs perfectly. Duos, Trios and Quartets
Nothing compares to great, live music as party entertainment. If these are your thoughts, but you’re still considering a DJ, here’s a solution that can allow you to keep live music in your plans: the Washington’s Entertainment Connection Quartets. Our smaller, more affordable bands are equally great for any corporate event, party, wedding reception, or cocktail hour. Whether you are looking for an event band, dance band, party band, bar mitzvah band or wedding band, for rock, jazz, swing or klezmer, we can help you balance cost with the desire for the excitement of live music. While the full bands of professional party entertainers usually have both two lead players playing off one another, the quartet has one. As an add-on option, we can include a player who also sings, or a vocalist. Whatever you choose, we can provide you high quality professional entertainment at a good price that will allow you to enjoy great, live music in MD, DC, VA for your party! A live music band makes the party in ways a DJ cannot. Now, with our affordable options, live music is within reach. Let us know you want an affordable option for that sound and whether it will be a duo, trio or quartet, we will help you choose the professional party entertainers that have the sound, the live music and the energy level you are looking for. You’ll be surprised just how good an affordable a professional band can be. A Duo or Trio for Your Ceremony or Cocktails
Consider including us in your ceremony, pre-ceremony, cocktail hour, or planned segment prior to the party reception. We invite you to ask us about our duo and trio options. It does not matter whether it will be for a corporate event, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, wedding or anniversary. In fact, adding a live duo for the ceremony and a trio for the cocktails can add an incredible touch of warmth and elegance to your event. Our combos play anything, including ethnic, Latin, jazz, swing, light rock and more. Imagine a group of professional musicians, including instruments like violin, clarinet or saxophone with bass serenading your guests as they enter your corporate event, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, wedding ceremony or enjoy cocktails. Nothing could be more fun or reflect your tasteful elegance better. And as an extension of the full band, assuming these moments directly precede the main party, we can offer you a very reasonable rate for this smaller group of professional musicians, as the players are already on location. Keep in mind that as good as our trios are; nothing compares to the excitement, energy and versatility of the full size band. Your celebration will have just the right elements of both to keep your corporate event, Bar or Bat Mitzvah or wedding exciting and memorable. With all of these options available, you can’t go wrong! Contact us for more information on these options Musical Options We Provide to People Looking to Hire Our Bands
A live band makes the party in ways a DJ cannot. Now, with our affordable options, live music is within reach.
From our music samples, decide what you like best. Let us know you want an affordable option for that sound and whether it will be a duo, trio or quartet, we will help you choose the group of professional party entertainers that has the sound, the music and the energy level you are looking for. You’ll be surprised just how good an affordable band can be.
Keep in mind that as good as our trios are; nothing compares to the excitement, energy and versatility of the full size, live music band of professional musicians. Your celebration will have just the right elements of both to keep your event exciting and memorable.
With all of these options available, you can’t go wrong! Give us a call and ask us for details.
Add elegance to any party, function or professional environment. For any event including a birthday party, anniversary, graduation party, corporate event, Bar or Bat Mitzvah or wedding reception, ask about our solo, duo, trio or quartet options. They are available for any occasion. About WEC
Washington’s Entertainment Connection (WEC) offers FIVE primary services:
Successfully matching clients with live bands and DJ’s for both public and private affairs.
Management and support of specific bands.
Representation and promotion of independent bands and DJ’s signed by the agency
Connecting clients with additional support services that have proven (to us) to be superior in the business, such as photography, videography and lighting
Expanding our mission to find the greatest musicians possible to hire to perform for you is WEC’s affiliation with “Gigs For You”. GFY is a non profit musician’s organization that helps musicians and other entertainers network with one another and find work. (GFY was started by our founder, Brian Choper.) Through this affiliation, you can take advantage of these GFY resources. As WEC discovers new talent through GFY, that talent is brought into the A-List group of musicians hired by WEC to perform for you as you hire our bands.