The antique record players are hand-cranked, and date from 1907 to 1927. They do not require electricity, making them perfect for outdoor weddings, cocktail hours, picnics, gallery shows, and in-store promotions. The machines are quite loud, and do not necessarily require amplification, although we can hook them up to microphones if the venue has a PA.
The music played ranges from 1920s hot jazz to Classical to Texas Swing. The records are all 78 RPM format, and date from the early 1900s to the mid 1940s.
Please contact me via email for information and special rates on in-store appearances, educational demonstrations, or happy hours.
Now booking weddings!
Contact me, and we can set a time for you to come over to have a listen to the gramophones and talk about the details of your special day to see if we are a good fit. After we chat about your big day I can send a booking proposal where you can sign the contract and pay the deposit online.
I arrive to your event with cases of records, the two red horned gramophones, a black table linen, and a 6 foot folding table.
Rates begin at $350 for setup and the first hour of performance, each additional hour is $100.
Travel to Houston or Dallas/Ft.Worth: $200
Travel to San Antonio: $100
Travel within an hour of Austin (Hill Country): Included in package pricing
Sorry, I do not MC or do announcements. For outdoor events, due to the nature and age of the equipment, I must set up in a shady area out of the elements. I
Also, I have a large network of professional musicians that I partner with, so if you wish to have swing, big band, or vaudeville hot jazz at your event, do let me know.
Testimonials from Brides:
The whole set up is beautiful and is perfect for any outdoor happening as they dont require any electricity. They were the perfect compliment for our vintage inspired picnic in the park wedding. Loved the selection of music played and their set up added the perfect ambiance to our special day. I highly recommend Austin Phonograph Company to add that special something to your next event. – June, 2012
We loved everything about it! I’ve gotten so many positive comments about you. Everyone loved the novelty, but also commented that the sound level was great (people could enjoy the music and still have a conversation), the music selection was eclectic and interesting, and that your phonographs were beautiful. – October, 2012