CTO Midtown Express®
The Best Philadelphia Wedding Band

I highly recommend MIDTOWN EXPRESS!  Best wedding band ever! Our guests are still talking about the "best wedding band ever" 4 years later!

Gail Cohen

Clients have declared CTO Midtown Express®

as being “one of the best” Philadelphia wedding bands.

CTO Midtown Express®, a Philadelphia wedding band, is an exciting, dynamic, ten-piece party band designed to make your event special. This dynamic band brings excitement to weddings, dances, and corporate events.

CTO Midtown Express® welcomes you as a client and says “how may we delight you.” After dancing and partying with CTO Midtown Express®, you and your guests will leave your event marveled. The voices and musicians blend together exquisitely to create an unparalleled experience. Choose CTO Midtown Express® for your next Philadelphia event. It will be quite a ride!


Why Choose CTO Midtown Express® Wedding Band?

CTO Midtown Express® Makes your Wedding Party Memorable!


The CTO Midtown Express® is a ten-piece Philadelphia wedding band that greets its guests by saying “All Aboard the Midtown Express Party Train”. They are an energetic, yet classy group of musicians, bringing elegance and professionalism to every performance. This Philadelphia-based wedding band entertains audiences with their wide range of music styles at all types of events.


Meet Our Wedding Band Leader & Band Members:

  • Virgil Walker, in addition to being CTO’s Midtown Express® bandleader, is a federal prosecutor running to be a judge in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
  • Naaemah Harper has been compared to Whitney Houston, with a rare and unforgettable tone. Ms. Harper has performed with the likes of Gamble and Huff, the Mighty O Jay’s, Melba Moore, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Dre, Vidal and many more.
  • JeaStreet, is a classically trained singer, songwriter, and pianist who takes his live performance to the highest level, and has to be heard and seen to be believed.
  • Kharisma McIlwaine showcases an amazing vocal range and stage presence.
  • Other band members include Ken Morgan, Theodore Brown, Robert Shields, Dwight Sutton, William Saurman, and Charles DiPuma.

What People say Regarding CTO Midtown Express® Wedding Band

Anne Martinez - 

Virgil and the rest of CTO Midtown Express® are incredibly talented musicians who know how to keep the energy of the party going. They read our wedding crowd really well and kept the dance floor packed all night.  Even though The Barnes Foundation where we held our wedding forbids subwoofers and requires the volume to be a bit lower to protect the artwork, we honestly could not tell because the band sounded so great. Our friends and family cannot stop talking about our phenomenal band - one person even asked if Midtown Express recorded a CD that she could buy! The band also did a great job at learning two new songs for us.  There is absolutely nothing that we would change about our experience with Midtown Express® because their talent, professionalism, and responsiveness was incredible from start to finish.

Mellisa Pohling -

CTO Midtown Express® was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding! The band leader, singers, and band members were all amazing and extremely accommodating. They brought so much energy and fun to our wedding.

Rachel Broder -

CTO Midtown Express® is fantastic!!!  Not only are they great musicians and entertainers, they are great people who do their best to make your day magical.  And do they ever! Our dance floor was packed from the first song to the very last. Thank you so much to CTO Midtown Express® for making the soundtrack to our wedding unforgettable!

Famous Performances of CTO Midtown Express® Wedding Band

After joining CTO in 2015 Midtown Express has worked at honing its craft and repertoire to ensure the highest quality performance for every client. This not only includes clients and venues in the Philadelphia area, but also those in other regions of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, and Florida. In addition to a multitude of happy brides and grooms, satisfied clients have included the Philadelphia Eagles, NFL Films, the American Red Cross, The Montgomery County Bar Association, First Trust Bank, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Living Beyond Breast Cancer Association’s Butterfly Ball.

For an amazing event, you need a professional band that can deliver high energy performances and musical excellence. CTO Philadelphia wedding bands don’t just perform, they entertain. Choose CTO Midtown Express® and let us delight you and entertain your crowd.

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Song List
CTO Midtown Express® Wedding Band.

CTO Midtown Express® continually updates its song list of over 330 hits.  You can see the CTO Midtown Express® Song List here.  It includes genres of R&B, Pop, Rock, American, Traditional, Disco, Country, Ethnic, Motown, Funk, Rap, and Jazz.  It’s likely that the majority of the requests your guests make are already on CTO Midtown Express’s song list!

How to Contact CTO Midtown Express®

It’s easy to get in touch with Midtown Express® Wedding band!  Simply call us at (215) 2220 9218 or click here to fill out a request for information!