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“Hi Dave! We really can not thank you and the band enough for everything!! Words can not express how much fun we had at our wedding and how unforgettable you made our entire event. We absolutely enjoyed your versions of all our song requests – and your “Get Ready” intro for our entrance was fantastic, it definitely got us extra-excited for the night and our guests are still raving about it! Most of all, we want to express our sincere gratitude for accommodating all of our special requests – everything from assisting our parents with their ukulele performance (it sounded amazing!) to allowing Steve to sing, it really made our wedding extra special!

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“Literally within hours of getting engaged, we reached out to Word of Mouth to have them play at our wedding – we knew from a previous wedding that they sound absolutely amazing and make any occasion so memorable. From our first meeting with Dave, we were so impressed with his professionalism and enthusiasm – he really took the time to get to know us, our musical preferences and offered ideas on how to make our event stand out. When it came to planning our wedding, Dave was extremely enthusiastic in creating an event that was unique to us, and was so accommodating with all our special requests. On the day of our wedding, we were blown away with how everything came together and how great the band sounded – all of our guests had a blast dancing and Dave did a fantastic job emceeing. Despite unexpected last minute changes during the wedding (and unusual requests), the band was more than accommodating and performed without a hitch. We can’t thank Word of Mouth enough for making our wedding a truly once-in-a-lifetime event, and one that not only we, but our families and friends as well, will remember for years to come!”

Thank you again for everything, and we will not hesitate to reach out to you for future special events and will recommend you wholeheartedly to our family and friends!”

-Staci & Ray Enoki (September 2015)

“Hi Dave! I can’t tell you how thrilled Karl and I were with Word of Mouth. You exceeded any and all expectations we had!! It felt like every single guest at our wedding came up to us to rave about the band. You were a pleasure to work with from start to finish, and beautifully organized our event. Your suggestion to have our family and friends sing was a HUGE hit, and dedicating our parent’s first dance songs to them was incredibly special. I simply can’t thank you enough for making our wedding so outstanding!! It just came to my attention that the stage wasn’t able to get into the venue on time, and therefore you guys were thrown way off schedule. I am so sorry for this error. It is a testament to your professionalism that Karl and I had no idea! We can’t wait to recommend Word of Mouth to anyone and everyone we know who is looking for a band for their event. Please let the rest of the band know how much we appreciate everyone’s hard work and dedication to making our wedding the most wonderful night of our lives so far!”

-Laura & Karl Hussey (September 2015)

“Dave, You lived up to your word and afterwards we heard over and over again from our guests that Word of Mouth was the best band they’ve experienced at a wedding. I agree with our guests and there is another part of the story beside the great music that guests don’t pick up on and that is your experience of having every component of the wedding flow through the timeline you create for the event. Word of Mouth made Laura and Karl’s wedding reception an evening they will cherish forever. Please let the band members and sound crew know how grateful we are for creating such an incredible night.”

-Todd & Tami Weiner (September 2015)

“Thanks Dave! We had an awesome time and you guys were a huge part of that. So many of our guests came up to us throughout the night and commented on how great the band was. Crystal was SHOCKED to see her dad out on the dance floor! One lady mentioned that she was really surprised to see her husband out on the dance floor as well. She said they’ve been to a lot of weddings and he never dances. I really appreciate you guys accommodating Sam as well. We really didn’t expect him to be up there for three songs, and you guys were great about it. You made Crystal’s mother’s night as well! She was very pleasantly surprised by the dedication to their first dance. Thank you for everything, and we would absolutely recommend you to any friends that are getting married, or for any other event. You were very thorough and thoughtful. We really hope to see you guys again in the future. So much fun!”

-Godfrey & Crystal Griffin (August 2015)

“Hi Dave, Thank you for all you did. You went above and beyond! You were extremely organized with the entire planning stages. The wedding coordinator’s and ourselves were very impressed with the attention to detail you put into the schedule and the entire performance. All our guest let us know what a great job WOM did! We were so happy with the ceremony song you created and our first dance song you learned. Having my groomsman Domonic play with you guys was truly an amazing experience. We are so happy you asked us if anyone would like to participate. The entire experience WOM was everything and more we could have asked for. When we have another event for you to play at we will be calling you. If you ever need to use us as reference please feel free to contact us. Thanks again!”

-John & Rachel Klaer (July 2015)

“Hi Dave! You guys were just awesome and so much fun. Thank you so much for making this really important night so special for us. Not only that, but the care and organization you showed in the planning stages really meant a lot. At one point my mom said “Thank God for Dave, it makes me feel so much better that we’ve got someone competent and nice working the music end of it.” So we’re really grateful for you. We had such a blast! I am actually sore today from dancing! Would you please thank the rest of the band for us, and tell them that they were all incredible, and fun and so talented. Just perfect. My mom says “This is great! Now we have a band for our next party! Let’s start planning it!!” We got so many texts and emails today about you. I expect you’ll be getting some inquiries. Thanks so much again!”

-Becky Carsey (November 2014)

“Dear Dave and Word Of Mouth, Thank you guys so much for making our wedding entertainment unforgettable! You sounded amazing and you made our wedding a night to remember. All of our family members and friends were raving about how great you sounded. We couldn’t have asked for a better band to paly at our wedding. Thank you Dave for being an amazing emcee. We are still in awe of your talent!”

-Stephanie & Calvin Yu (August 2014)

“Dear Dave and Word Of Mouth, Thank you so very much for your outstanding performance and professionalism at our wedding! You delivered on all accounts, a blast was had by all, and we would definitely recommend you to anyone who wants a fun and unforgettable event! Many thanks!”

-Ross & Dena Moskowitz (July 2014)

“Hi Dave, A big thank you to you and the band! You were so much fun at the party and were wonderful to work with. From the first email contact to managing the on-site issues, you were all extremely professional and put on a great show. Also, a huge thanks for doing “Hang on Sloopy” even though we hadn’t asked for it ahead of time – I always forget to prep the band for it and then my staff asks for it on-site, they were quite pleased that you were able to make it happen! We are putting together an executive roadshow for next year and it’s looking like they’ll be in LA. If there’s a party involved, you’re at the top of my list! Again, thank you so much. You all were a pleasure and we had a great time!”

-Elissa Courtright, MRI Software LLC (October 2013)

“It seems that people are always saying things like, “My doctor is the best,” or, “No, the restaurant I went to last night is the best,” but I know that I can say, without question, that I had the best band at my wedding thanks to Word of Mouth. After seeing them play at another wedding, deciding to have them play at my wedding was a no-brainer. After getting the chance to work with them, I wouldn’t be able to understand how anyone would decide otherwise. Dave made this process both enjoyable and stress free. The evening went so smoothly for my wife and I, we never worried about a single thing. The timeline that Dave and the band prepared was executed perfectly. Multiple times throughout the evening, and in the days that followed, my wife and I had so many people tell us how incredible the band was…which we obviously already knew! Before the wedding, Dave provided us with a full song list and, while we did have songs we definitely wanted to be played, we wanted to leave the song choices and the layout of the evening in the hands of the professionals, and that couldn’t have been a better decision. They were able to feel out the crowd the entire night and blended genres and songs that absolutely everyone enjoyed. The dance floor was packed the whole night! I could talk about the band forever but my best advice would be to simply see for yourselves and just hearing them will make the decision an easy one for you. Their professionalism, singing, music, and energy must be unparalleled. I can’t wait to use them again in the future and will be recommending them to anyone and everyone. Thank you so much, Word of Mouth!”

-Jason & Melissa Baral (October 2013)

“Dear Dave, Firstly thank you so much for your role in making Jaclyn and Josh’s wedding absolutely spectacular. Everything went as smoothly as possible. Our guests could not get over how amazing “Word of Mouth” was. Seeing the dance floor packed for the entire evening is a reflection of many things: the joy and warmth in the room, happiness for the couple, the baby boomers still got it, the exuberance of youth, and most importantly, a tight band playing music all night that made everyone (including my 92 year old dad) wanna rock. “Nights in White Satin” was one of the highlights for us, of course. After 39 years, it was sweet for Lenny and I to have our moment. Thank you for giving us such an amazing gift. The two songs you played with Jaclyn and Josh were beyond spectacular…we knew they were planning a surprise but to see the end result was incredible. Thank you for making it all work so seamlessly. You and the rest of the band brought your A game, and we will happily recommend Word of Mouth to anyone who asks for a recommendation in the future. And if we ever decide to throw a party like this again, rest assured you will be the first contact we make!!!”

-Jill Fromer (June 2013)

“Dear Dave, We wanted to send a note of Thanks to you and each member of Word of Mouth, to let you know what great musicians you all are. You were professional, and the music and variety you sang and played, were fabulous. Thank you for learning Walking in Memphis. You nailed that song! It was a highlight of the evening to not only watch Dan and Natalie dance to it, but also to hear how beautifully it was played! And from all our Italian relatives there that night, thanks for playing such a great and extensive “Italian Terentella”! I had raves of compliments from all our guests (of all ages) how great the music was from the start of the guitar playing at cocktail hour to the very end. You kept the dance floor packed. Guests left us saying you guys were the best they’ve heard! (and we are still getting calls!) Thank you for your contribution to the fun and success of the evening. It was a pleasure and a privilege to have your Band playing at our daughter’s wedding. We are a big family, and we’ll be contacting you again!”

-Angela & Dan Gober (November 2012)

“Hi Dave, Jared and I wanted to write a quick note to thank you and the rest of WOM for the most amazing time at our wedding! You were so professional and thorough every step of the way and I don’t know how we would have planned this event without you! Thank you for all of the handholding and great suggestions – and for putting together the timeline for us (even our wedding coordinator was impressed)! Everyone at our wedding commented that we had the best band EVER! From the Beatles medley to the late night Journey – everything was absolutely perfect. Once people got on the dance floor, they were there all night long! Thank you also for supporting me getting up there and singing Adele’s “Lovesong” to my new groom. You were right – it was our wedding highlight and all of our guests are still talking about it. I almost chickened out last minute, so I really appreciate all the support from the band in talking me through it. I’m so happy that I was able to surprise my new hubby! You all were a pleasure to work with – and really fun wedding guests. I’ve been recommending you to my friends left and right, so hopefully we will get to rock out again soon! Thanks for everything!”

-Tiff & Jared De Witt (October 2012)

“Hi Dave, Thank you so much for EVERYTHING!!! You and your band did an amazing job with everything, and I mean everything! You were great right from the start. We really appreciated your great communication and helping us to plan the timeline. We have received so many complements about you, your website does not do you justice. The renditions of the songs you mentioned were great, the melody was true to the original and you did a good job of cutting it off when it was time. The timeline you provided really helped us keep everything in order and flowing smoothly so much so that we didn’t need a wedding coordinator, you were basically it. Also WOM did a great job of packing the dance floor with a good selection of music that everyone old and young could appreciate. We did have some other bands to choose from however your promptness and customer service excelled which really sealed our decision. We couldn’t be happier with the way the evening went and will definitely recommend you to others. Thank you again for exceeding our expectations and if you need anything else please don’t hesitate to ask.”

-Suzy & Graham Hebson (June 2011)

“Dave, We thought you guys were awesome – the crowd LOVED you! Some of your songs sounded exactly like the original artist. We loved “The Luckiest” and “Time in a Bottle” and really appreciate you guys learning the songs for the reception. You guys were great to work with – everything I look for in a vendor, from responsive (I think you called me back within 20 minutes of my first call), to flexible (learning our songs and working with our stage set up) to friendly and professional. I was looking all over for the perfect band and it’s very hard to stay within a budget if you want live music. I actually thought it might not happen when I met with a vendor that charges $12,000. However, I was so happy to find your group not only affordable, but also top notch. The performance was amazing. Everyone was saying that it was the most fun they’d ever had at a wedding, and let’s be honest, it was all about the music! People who I didn’t know danced were pulling out moves left and right. It was also great how you let our flower girl sing happy birthday to me and the best man not only once, but twice – she was THRILLED. All in all, we had a wonderful reception! Thank you so much for all of your help with our wedding. I’ve already given out your contact info to people begging to know who the band was. Thanks again!!

-Leslie & Jordan Lopez (July 2010)

“Hi Dave! I was trying to think of the best way to express my thoughts on Word of Mouth…and the only word I can think of is ‘PERFECT’. You have been PHENOMENAL since day 1. So flexible, accomodating, thoughtful, thorough, and that was just our pre-wedding experience. Your band truly made the wedding a hit with all our family and friends. Just like I read in the other reviews on your website, we keep getting comments and feedback from our guests on how great you guys were! From the musicians, to the singers, to you, the announcements – everything was off-the-charts exciting yet still professional. We truly appreciate all the effort you put into our day – and I will be referring you to EVERYONE!”

-Katherine & Michael Rosenberg (Feb. 2010)

“Dave, Angela and I just wanted to thank you for the fantastic job Word of Mouth did playing our reception! You are a consummate professional and WOM is an amazing band. We had very high expectations for our wedding music and you delivered, and even exceeded, all of them. From providing the perfect dinner ambiance with classic jazz to rocking through hits from the 50s on up to the present day to absolutely nailing our special song requests, there were no bases you didn’t cover. We were especially grateful for your attention to detail in helping us organize the timeline for our dance sets and even for the reception itself. Likewise you went that extra mile with making our experience a personal one. For instance, at our very first meeting, I spoke about what a huge Springsteen fan I was, and how amazing it was when, at a recent show, The Boss played “Badlands” and “Out in the Street” back to back. Flash ahead several months to our reception and WOM not only played the Springsteen song we requested (“Out in the Street”), but you surprised us with “Badlands” and played both songs back to back and you even let me do the “count in” (every Springsteen fan’s dream)! No one made you do this–it was a bonus, your gift to us on our wedding day! In short, our reception, and its soundtrack, was nothing short of spectacular. As our MC, you handled everything; Angela and I had no worries and we could just have fun and dance the night away. We will gladly recommend you to everyone we know–simply because we know we will be doing them, and their event, a huge favor!”

-Larry & Angela Caldwell (Sept. 2009)

“Dear Dave and the rest of WOM, A simple email will not give justice to how much WOM added to our day. Right from my first contact with you, you have been brilliant. When both Lara and I met with you, you were professional yet relaxed and you really did put us at ease about not only the music at the wedding but also how the day would run. Taking that into consideration it was an easy decision to choose you. Once that decision was made, you were absolutely fantastic to work with. Always understanding, flexible and professional, not only with us but also with Trisha and Lorri at the California Yacht Club. I’m sure as a client we were reasonably demanding asking for you to learn new songs, but you were more than happy to do so and those specific performances were fantastic. So a quick run through of the reception…Having you as the MC was brilliant, it was a fantastic way to be introduced and the first dance was better than we could have expected. The music during the meal was spot on, father/daughter dance & mother/son dance were also great. When you started the first set the dance floor flooded……and it only got more and more busy. The playlist was perfect and you had something for everyone. Not only did WOM learn the new songs but you were good enough to do 2 songs with different guests singing. By this point the evening was beyond rocking! The tent resembled a night club more than a reception at a wedding and then somehow WOM stepped it up another level. Inviting me onto the stage to sing 3 songs was brilliant fun. Having Lara’s cousin play Viva La Vida was so cool, certainly made up for my lack of singing talent! The high light for me has to be Mr. Brightside, for a song you only recently learnt it was brilliant and massively appreciated by the crowd. Putting it simply, we could not have asked for more from a band, we are so happy that we choose WOM. Not only was the music brilliant but everything about the lead up and the performance was professional and fun. As I say an email can’t do WOM justice, so many of our guests complimented us on the band and we will certainly be recommending you to anyone and everyone!! Once again, thank you so so much for adding to our special day, we couldn’t have asked for more. If you ever want to use us as a referral, please don’t hesitate to contact us.”

-Tim & Lara Clarke (Aug. 2009)

“Working with Dave Smith & “Word of Mouth” was the type of reception relationship a couple should hope for. From the beginning of our planning process, my fiance’ & I agreed that we would not work with any vendors with an attitude or undesirable personality traits. Planning a wedding is tough enough, we were not going to bend for somebody we were hiring. That’s one of the benefits of Word of Mouth. They work WITH you & they work FOR you. We first found the band via a wedding website & requested their DVD. The video DOES THEM NO JUSTICE! You should really see them live to witness the energy they produce. Our first meeting with Dave was honest & easy going. No pressure whatsoever. No hard sales tactics. Dave spelled things out how they work, what they usually do and what other things they can do, like learn new songs. And they are honest. Dave was more than happy to learn a couple of new numbers for our reception, & arrange for certain dances, but would give great feedback based on his years of experience on what would work & what wouldn’t work. And even though he was working for us, he wasn’t a “Yes Man”, he wanted to insure things would go well all around. As our wedding day grew closer, our emails grew more frequent. Sometimes they were short foolish questions, but Dave still answered promptly (via blackberry, he can ALWAYS be reached) and settled my nerves at times. Acting as an emcee for the reception, the band also created a timeline for the evening, which in our case was adjusted quite a few times. And not once did the band complain. They reworked things to our liking. Speaking of schedule, if there was one thing I was nervous about, it was communication. Dave created a schedule which gets passed along to the hall, caterers, vendors etc. for the order of what is done for the evening. I was a bit worried about changes in the evenings events cause we had a schedule to keep. That became a non-issue. The Band would approach us if they had a question and adapted to whatever was needed. During the reception the band KICKED ASS! All of our guests noticed this & kept telling us & thanking us. All we did was hire them. I know bands only post great comments, but my wife and I were so happy with them, you can contact us yourself and ask us anything. Dave, please extend our thanks & gratitude to the entire band. Thanks for providing an amazing, energetic, live soundtrack to the best day of our life together.”

-Ira & Janice Sherak (Feb. 2009)

“Word of Mouth were fabulous at Seven Oaks Country Club’s 2008 New Year’s Party! At a club where our members have no hesitation in stating their opinion, I was pleased by all the compliments I got regarding their talent & the variety of music they performed. Their professionalism was top-notch – Dave made it very easy to organize the evening’s timeline & all the other little things to make an event a success. I will definitely hire them again!”

-Eryn Urban, Office Manager/Event Coordinator, Seven Oaks Country Club (Dec. 2008)

“Word Of Mouth, you made our wedding experience the best! As soon as I found you & reached out for information, you were always so quick to respond & didn’t make me feel silly for asking all of my particular questions! When you went over the timeline with us, you made it so clear that you know how to pace parties & we trusted your vision for our night. And boy were you right! From our ceremony music, to our cocktail hour, to our reception, the night was full of appropriate, sentimental & fun music! I am SO glad I picked out comfy shoes with my wedding gown because nothing stopped me from dancing all night long! We’re still hearing about our terrific band & all of our friends & family keep telling us what a special wedding & reception we had. We know that we, the bride and groom, have a little something to do with that, but you made us look great! Thank you for playing fantastic tunes on the best day of our lives. My only wish is that we can get married over & over again to each other so that we can keep hiring Word Of Mouth! Do you do vow renewals? :)”

-Alison & Bryan Friedman (May 2008)

“Dave, I just wanted to thank the band for an absolutely incredible performance at my brother’s engagement party this past weekend. We appreciated your versatility in playing jazz during the cocktail hour, dinner music while people were eating, & fabulous dance music after that. The band was incredibly professional & sounded amazing. We’ve already gotten so many compliments — you made the party such a great success. And we really appreciated your allowing folks to come up & sing along. We can’t thank you enough for making it a party to remember — & we can’t wait for you to perform at the wedding as well!”

-Mallory Garner (Oct. 2007)

“Dear Dave, Thank you so much for all of your help in the planning aspect of the wedding. It was so helpful to get your suggestions & input. You were always so prompt with returning phone calls & e-mails & made communication a breeze. We were so looking forward to your performance at the wedding & we were NOT disappointed! You guys ROCK! You added so much energy & fun to our wedding celebration… it would not have been the same without you. Also, it was so great of you to go out of your way to let us have those special touches like Chris singing with you guys, Don playing drums, etc. Everyone I’ve spoken to has gone on & on about how much fun they had dancing & how impressed they were with the band. Thank you so much! It was an absolute pleasure working with you!”

-Chris & Kim Dilling (Oct. 2007)

“Hi Dave, Thanks so much for everything! The music was awesome, each one of you individually was awesome. I’m so glad that we decided to go with you guys. You were always prompt & helpful whenever we needed something. The day of the wedding you guys did above-and-beyond what was expected. I want to thank you again for making our day so much more wonderful & memorable. I’ll be recommending you guys all over the place! Dave, thank you so, so much. Please tell all the other band members that Berenice & I are so extremely happy to have you guys share in our special day. If you ever need anything from us, don’t hesitate to let us know!”

-Shawn & Berenice Dawes (August 2007)

“Dave I can’t thank you enough for helping me plan this wonderful event in my life from the song detail to the performance itself. You were always there to answer all of my questions no matter how ridiculous & you were personable & knowledgeable in all the right areas. To put it simply- you gave me comfort in knowing that you would do whatever it took to make things turn out as planned. I was especially impressed that your band was willing & able to perform new songs that were not on the list you supplied. When the day finally came to put all of our planning into effect I can’t express how happy I was. Everything felt under control & not only did the band sound great but everyone had a smile on their face & seemed to be enjoying themselves. My absolute favorite part of the night was when the band members came down to the dance floor & involved the guests in singing along in the microphone. I personally experienced this & can tell you that it made for a wonderful memory with me & my family. Thank you for creating music for our wedding day that could convey the joy & beauty of our love for one another.”

-Peter & Heather Bommarito (July 2007)

“Dave, You guys were great!!!! All I noticed all night was the packed dance floor. The night was perfect! I have received so much positive feedback about the band. You really did a great job of playing to the party without taking over the party. Thank you so much. You were great to work with from the beginning to the actual day of the wedding. I didn’t have any worry about you guys. Thanks for making me a worry free bride. Thanks again for making our night so wonderful!!!”

-Lori & Haws Hexberg (June 2007)

“Hey Dave, You guys did an absolutely FABULOUS job for our wedding! We received so many great comments about how great the band was…… that they were the best they had ever heard at a wedding. The entire process was easy & I know that you guys worked hard to prepare, particularly for Tumy’s dad’s songs, which was also a big hit with many people….. It would be our privilege to provide a reference to anyone who asks for a wedding or other event. You guys really were a big part of what many people said was the best wedding they had ever been to. We will always keep you in mind for reference. Thanks again Dave, & tell everyone else thank you for their efforts.”

-Jerry & Tumy Carter (May 2007)

“Dear Dave, Thank you so much for playing such a big part in making our wedding a hit! You all were absolutely wonderful in so many ways. Thank you for learning our songs and playing them so well. We can’t tell you how many people came up to us to compliment the band and we have received so much praise even after the event. “The band was so good” has been one of the comments we’ve heard the most! Plus we really appreciated your professionalism and responsiveness. When we first met there was a clear difference from many other bands. And we really appreciated your efforts to make everything go smoothly. We wish you the best in the future and we will definitely recommend you to our friends!”

-Kristie & Steve Furlanetto (November 2006)

“Hi Dave,Thank you so much!! Everyone at our wedding had such a great time, people are still calling us to comment on what a great band you are and how much fun they had! I attribute it all to WOM. I cannot be more grateful that I came across your number and contacted you. From day one you were professional, helpful, and with all the stresses putting a wedding together we never had to worry about the entertainment, definitely the best vendor to work with by far. You did a fabulous job on the timeline, being the MC and you had everyone from all ages dancing all night. We really wanted an upbeat and fun wedding and WOM provided that for us. We got two requests for your number, hope to be invited to those parties, would love to hear you play again!”

-Mark & Diana Crebs (October 2006)

“Dear Dave, I really need to tell you how pleased, impressed & ecstatic Derek & I were about having you play at our wedding. It was such a pleasure working with you. You were extremely professional & helpful, you offered more than just the music & entertainment, you offered advice, insight & comfort. The string quartet, the cocktail & reception music, & all the advice you provided far exceeded our expectations & I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful it was. The way WordofMouth performed & looked was amazing. Everyone I spoke to commented: “These guys are great!” “The band is amazing!” “The music just kept getting better & better!” Even the next day all they could talk about was how excellent you were. Your two lead singers look & sound fantastic, you all are very attractive, professional, extremely friendly & very talented. When one of your guys came down on the dance floor & played his guitar & sang & invited others to sing along everyone just loved it! The ladies you allowed up on stage to sing were so excited to do that. Our experience with you was truly rare & wonderful & I couldn’t be more pleased! Thank you, thank you, thank you for being so wonderfully accommodating, dazzling & superb!”

-Karen & Derek Roberts (September 2006)

“Hi Dave, You guys were great!!! You would not believe how many compliments we got on “the band”. So many of our friends & family said what a “fun” wedding it was & it had to do with you guys getting everyone involved and out dancing. Even the staff said you were the best band they’d ever had there. From the very beginning you were really on top of everything & contacted me before I even thought about contacting you. You sent the time-line really early on and had questions asking how we would like things done. It made all of us think about things we wouldn’t even have known about. I did not realize that the band would play such an incredibly important role in Kristin’s wedding. You brought the entire reception into focus very early on. We also didn’t realize how much the band could engage the audience & get everyone up & having fun. One time I even saw one of you out there dancing with the little girls!! When I read in your promo package that you would learn “special songs” I thought ‘isn’t that nice!’ However, the way that you implement those special songs into your program made it truly ‘special’. The fact that Kristin and Greg got to dance to their favorite song meant so much. You even learned “Amarillo by Morning” for Scott & I. It has remained my favorite song for 28 years & I could not find the music anywhere for our wedding. So thank you for that, it really meant a lot to us!!!! Each of those songs & your introductions made memories we will treasure for our lifetimes. There are so many other compliments. All of your beautiful smiles & how you all appeared to be having fun. The way you all were dressed so nicely. Your very professional manner before, during, & after. So many little things that we didn’t know to think about. Please be sure that all the band knows how much we appreciate you all being a part of & making our daughter’s wedding so much fun. Take care & good luck to all of you.”

-Laurrie Crawford, mother of the bride (July 2006)

“Dear Dave, I can’t sing your praises enough. WordofMouth was outstanding & gave our wedding the party we were looking for. All of our guests were singing your praises & we all just had so much fun. Your understanding of the group dynamic, getting everybody out on the dance floor, & emceeing for the evening were all beyond phenomenal. We are forever indebted to you & WordofMouth for helping us realize our dream wedding. Please add Jay & I to your referral list. Thanks again!”

-Rebecca & Jay Rosen (May 2006)

“Hi Dave, I wanted to say thanks for making our wedding day so wonderful! We had such a great time & a big part of that was due to you & your band. You guys were awesome & kept the party going all night. I’ve had so many compliments from relatives, friends, & coworkers saying what an amazing job you did. You played something for everyone, from jazz & 40’s to current pop & rock. You also did a great job interacting with the crowd & getting everyone involved. You guys were fabulous & helped make our night complete!”

-Nicole & Mark Goldberg (April 2006)

“Dear Dave, We wanted to say thanks to the band for doing such a spectacular job at our wedding! We received so many compliments from our friends & family. WordofMouth played a large part in making our wedding so enjoyable & fun. For our parents & their friends to get on the dance floor & dance away, it’s definitely a sign of what a great band you are! As for the planning process, every email or call from us was returned promptly. We really appreciated that. You were one of the few vendors that we didn’t have to worry about. You were also very willing to learn the new songs that we requested & played them really well. Your advice on our wedding timeline was also very helpful. It kept our guests entertained & the dance floor packed until the very end. We had such a wonderful time working with you & the band. Thank you again for being so professional & we look forward to working with you again in the future!”

-Angela & Sunny Cheung (September 2005)

“Hi Dave!! I really think that there isn’t any other band that could have done a better job for my reception than WordofMouth!! First off, you were so easy to work with from the very beginning. You were fast in returning my emails & calls whenever I had a question (I wish I could say the same for some of my other vendors!). At the reception we kept talking about how great you guys were!! We’ve been getting compliments from EVERYONE!! My parents said that you were the perfect choice & that their friends kept gushing about what a great time they were having & how you were playing great music at a sound level that was appropriate to maintain dinner conversation. You kept the evening flowing, learned the songs I requested PERFECTLY!! & kept everyone entertained! I really hope that one of my friends gets married soon so they can hire you & I can just enjoy your music. Thanks again for all your help Dave!! You’ve been great to work with & I wish WordofMouth many more years of continued success!! P.S. You should update your DVD, you’re so much “hipper” in person!!: )”

-Trista & Douglas Lerit (May 2005)

“Hi Dave, We are still on cloud 9 about how wonderful everything turned out at the wedding!!! You guys were perfect… I could go on & on about what an awesome band we hired!!! I am sure you get this all the time, but everyone I spoke to commented on how awesome the band was & what great songs they played & how well they played them… seriously, no joke!!! I want to have another big party just so that we can hire you again :) You guys really made the night for us & all of our guests. As far as our experience with you—you were so friendly & willing to do whatever we wanted… you were patient & always responded quickly to my questions & emails… your announcements were enthusiastic, but not cheesy & overbearing… you played all of the songs we asked you to play (& played them sooo well!!!)… your band members looked like they were all having fun & enjoying themselves… you were the whole package!!! I am so thankful that I found you guys. I would refer everyone & anyone to hire you! A billion thanks — I will never forget that day & how happy I was!!!”

-Alexa & Bob Waltz (January 2005)

“Thank you so much for the wonderful job you all did at the wedding. You guys were fun, energetic, and very professional. We are so glad that we hired you. You worked with us, did everything we asked and more. We can’t count how many times we were asked by our family, friends, and even the hotel staff where we found you guys and who you were. Dave, we would both like to especially thank you. You allowed us to come to your home to view the demo video and took the time out of your evening to do that. You explained the contract to make sure we understood it. At no time did we feel pressured to sign anything when other bands told us to hurry and book or else someone might beat us to it. Your price was the best that we’d seen. We didn’t feel like you were trying to gouge us. One band manager offered to do our reception for $5,900 (his “best price”) when they “normally charge $10,000”. They later contacted us after we showed no interest and lowered the fee to $4,000. After we told them that we hired you for less he said that he would have done it for the same as Word of Mouth. We felt that his only interest was the money. You were not like that at all and we felt that we could trust you. You were never too busy to go over any details or help out with anything. You offered suggestions that were very helpful without making us feel like you were taking over the event. Other bands we spoke to told us how it was going to be, not ask how we would want it to be. You went to the wedding rehearsal to view the ceremony site, cocktail hall, and dining room to ensure everything would work smoothly. All the time and effort you put into the event was evident and the end result was the proof. Thank you for everything. We would gladly recommend you to anyone and have all the confidence in the world that you would be nothing less than perfect.”

-Ken & Jennifer Hoover (November 2004)

“Thank you for making our wedding day so memorable & special. Everyone agrees you made the party! Our guests keep telling us how much fun they had. The atmosphere was exactly what we wanted… the music during dinner was sophisticated & elegant & the rest of the night was fun & energetic. Plus each of you looked like you were having as much fun as we were! Then you gave me the greatest gift by allowing my dad to sing to me. I will never forget that moment as long as I live. I was so touched when I found out he even practiced with you. You’ve been so professional & fun to work with. From our first conversation I knew WordofMouth was going to be perfect. Most bands who tell you they can play everything from Sinatra to ACDC can’t play it well. Quite the contrary with WordofMouth! You impressed me more with each song you played. If I closed my eyes I would’ve believed ACDC was at the wedding. It was so awesome! You guys went above & beyond the call of duty. You could have just played & collected your money but you did so much more. We truly appreciate everything you did to make our wedding so special. Thank you again!”

-Kristin Trutanich (October 2004)

“We had such a perfect wedding day and so much of it had to do with you guys! You were awesome, perfect, energetic, helpful, fun, fantastic and everything we could ever hope for on our wedding day. Everyone was so impressed with you guys!! My mother who is a musician herself must have complemented you guys 100 times during dinner alone!! She told us this was the best band she had ever heard. And when Marc & Lisa sang together –she was in heaven!! (She also can’t believe how little you charge.) We’re so thankful and blessed that we found you. You guys set the standard and were exactly what we were looking for. In fact we’re trying to think up excuses to hire you again. Thank you again and if there’s anything we can do for you please let us know!”

-Yolanda & Dean Hu (September 2004)

“I cannot tell you what a GREAT job you did at the wedding on Saturday night! You made this most special occasion so memorable. The professionalism & energy that you demonstrated was outstanding! I don’t think we’ll ever forget your rendition of “Living on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi…as evidenced by the crowd, it was something to remember. Thank you, thank you! In closing, if you ever need a reference or testimonial please feel free to use me… thanks again for everything. You guys were awesome!”

-Al & Joanne Comolli (May 2004)

“We have had nothing but amazing feedback from our guests! Everyone loved you guys. In particular, everyone really thought you did a great job of emceeing, the music was fantastic, and you did a great job of keeping the party going but also moving the reception along. I really can’t tell you how many wonderful things people have said about your performance. Thank you so much!”

-Meaghan & Tom Williams (March 2004)

“I do not know where to begin . . . . Chris and I wanted to thank you for making our wedding day such a great success. You guys did an amazing job! Everything was perfect . . . from the ease of the pre-wedding planning, to the music, to the announcements, to the entire flow of the evening. I don’t think that I have ever danced that much. Even Chris was dancing up a storm and he never dances! Our guests are still talking about what a great job WordofMouth did. Thank you for making our wedding such a memorable event!”

-Chris & Meredith DeMartino (October 2003)

“Just wanted to write a quick note to say thanks again for the great performance at our wedding a year ago! We watched our wedding video on our anniversary and the music really was perfect. Recently we went to another wedding where they’d hired a cheesy DJ and everyone at our table started talking about our wedding and how great the band was! Keep sending those prospective brides and grooms my way and I’ll keep talking you up! Thanks again!!”

-Kelli & Dan Ochoa (August 2003)

“My wife and I want to thank you for making our wedding so memorable. Your professionalism before the wedding date and energy during the reception was greatly appreciated. I’m in the music industry and after seeing other bands and then watching WordOfMouth perform at another wedding, the choice was obvious. You didn’t let us down in the slightest and after seeing the dance floor packed until the very last song, I have to say everyone else was just as impressed! I’ve already recommended WordOfMouth to friends and for corporate functions as well. I hope to work with you again real soon!”

-Trevor & Laura Collins (July 2003)

“Well we’re still buzzing from the great job you did at our wedding! You really made it a memorable occasion for everyone. From the start we had to put the reigns on many of our friends who wanted to get up and dance even before our First Dance. The way you moved around with the wireless mics to reach everyone got even the wallflowers involved. Plus we really benefited by letting you put the program and timetable together. You knew how to read the crowd and play to what worked best. One suggestion though is your video doesn’t do you justice. You guys are far better than the video indicates!! Many thanks for an incredible job. You made it a night we’ll never forget!”

-Bill & Gay Himebaugh (May 2003)

“You were simply fantastic! We had people tell us that our reception was the best they had ever attended. You certainly can’t acheive that without good entertainment. WordOfMouth’s versatility allowed us to customize our reception beautifully – playing jazz in the courtyard began the evening with a nice touch of class and then you rocked the reception. It was a spectacular day and you were a big part of it. Thanks again and you have our highest recommendation.”

-Jason & Amy Black (April 2003)

“We were so happy with our reception and WordOfMouth made the event. From start to finish you were prepared, energetic and professional. When our guests arrived, you were ready to go and kept the night moving. The music you played during dinner was classy yet energetic and fun and we loved that people were dancing inbetween dinner courses! The best thing was how you could read our guests. You knew when to slow it down and pick it up. I was nervous after our long toasting session that our guests would be done for the night but you got them engaged and right back out there dancing. Everyone danced till the very end and we still didn’t want you to go. The room was buzzing with energy and that was a result of having you there. I give you my highest recommendation and cannot say enough about how wonderful you were. Thank you WordOfMouth!!!”

-Jill & Adam Raschke (February 2003)

“Where to begin . . . Thank you, thank you, thank you! You made the night perfect and everything we had hoped for! The party was a hit and you guys make it happen. Thank you for dealing with the continuous changes and the tireless crowd that had you going until the end . . . you guys were troopers! Your energy and style was amazing – we are so thankful for everything. If you need recommendations we’ll be the first in line!”

-Chris & Kasey Massey (January 2003)

“Thank you so much for the outstanding job at our wedding! You sounded great! We received so many compliments on the band. Our families and friends are still talking about you. You are easily worth more than twice what you charge! We were amazed at your ability to keep everyone dancing all night – even our grandmothers! Your professionalism, appearance and quality is definitely high class. Thank you again for an extraordinary job. Any bride and groom would make a big mistake if they passed you up!”

-Carol & Travis Simon (November 2002)

“It might be a tie-breaker, but I’m pretty sure I heard, “God, that’s an awesome band!” more times than “Congratulations!” You guys were fantastic! Everyone had so much fun. Our littlest cousins, the teenagers, our friends, our parents and even our grandparents raved about you. My grandfather, who only listens to the radio for baseball games, even told us how great you were. When anyone asked me about you guys, I had so many good things to say. Throughout the planning process, you were very helpful, very professional and always quick with a response. You made everything so easy compared to the other bands we’d talked to that we were hoping it wouldn’t be too good to be true. Luckily, you more than exceeded our expectations. You played something for everyone and we couldn’t believe how many people stayed and were still dancing until the last song. Dan and I were thrilled! We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day and you contributed so much to that. We’d highly recommend you to anyone in need of a great band who’s lots of fun. Thank you again and again.”

-Dan & Kelli Ochoa (August 2002)

“We want to sincerely thank you for your services. Your ability to create a custom event for us was nothing less than spectacular. Your play lists including our special requests were performed superbly. You demonstrated versatility and creativity in every aspect of your arrangements. The execution of the music was only part of what made your service so fantastic. As emcee for the evening you managed every detail and our wedding reception was like a well-rehearsed play. I cannot give you enough superlatives you were truly great in ever aspect. The best thank you I can give you is my open door for unlimited reference calls. Anyone would be mistaken to choose another entertainer for their special event.”

-Michael and Lisseth Corrao (June 2002)

“We would like to thank you for doing such a great job at our wedding! We received so many compliments from our guests about how great the music was. We feel that you guys did an amazing job and would be more than happy to recommend you.”

-Elan & Yelena Hertzberg, (March 2002)

“Jen and I would like to thank you for helping make our wedding such a successful event. WordofMouth was magnificent! The compliments we received over the course of our wedding regarding WordofMouth was tremendous. You play a wide range of music for all age groups including timeless pieces which enabled us to keep all of our guests entertained. Also, I can’t thank you enough for being so cooperative during the pre-wedding stages. Jen couldn’t stop talking about how your attention to detail was second to none. We wish you luck in the future and hope to require your services again (for a different type of occasion of course!)”

-Ryan & Jennifer Vos (November 2001)

“You guys were perfect . . . the perfect band for the perfect event!”

-Bill & Ashley Worthy (March 2001)

“On behalf of DemandVideo Corporation, I want to thank you for an incredible night of music and entertainment during the Western Cable Television convention last week. During our corporate party at the Westin Bonaventure, we had over 250 invited guests in attendance. We heard nothing but rave reviews on the entertainment you provided. We were especially pleased with how you accommodated Academy Award nominee, Pat Morita, and his spontaneous vocal renditions with your band. The song selection, sound levels, presentation and performance were all absolutely perfect. Thanks again and I look forward to an encore performance next year!”

-Paul McKellips, Senior Vice President, DemandVideo Corp. (November 2000)

“Thank you so much! We had an excellent time and so did our guests. You guys did a great job with getting our guests to dance. At first we had a major concern that it would be hard to get our guests to dance but boy were we wrong! We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you. My dealings with you guys have always been very professional and accommodating. Every request turned into reality. What more could you ask for? Thanks again for making our day so memorable!”

-Tommy & Soyeun Hui (September 2000)

“You were wonderful to work with on a business level. Not once did you forget to return a call or an e-mail. I was impressed that you were always following up with us to make sure that everything was going well. Actually I do not think I had to call you at all to remind you about anything. In fact, it was probably the other way around. Kelly and I thought the music was wonderful. The sound was clear and vocalists were great. Actually, I liked your bands’ version of our song better than the version we gave you. As for what other people thought about the band, I am still getting compliments on the music at our wedding. Everyone old and young has complimented on the music. I wanted to thank you again for making the music part of our wedding so easy. It was a pleasure to have your band play at our wedding. Please pass along our thanks for a wonderful performance to the rest of the band members. Please feel free to pass our number on to people who need references. We would be more than welcome to let people know how pleased we were with having your band at our wedding.”

-Eric & Kelly Ensman (July 2000)

“You guys were great! You were definitely the hit of the party. Everyone really had a great time, especially when you took requests and let our friends sing! And thanks for being so adaptable to our schedule. We definitely plan on hiring you next year and I’d highly recommend you to anyone interested.”

-Monty & Tracy Yort (December 1998 & 1999)

“I really enjoyed listening to the band Saturday night. It was fate that I went there and I’m sure glad I did. It was a blast when you had the audience play ‘Name That Tune’! I’d love to hire you for our company’s annual Christmas bash and for a special charity fundraiser. Thank you again and I really thought the band was awesome!”

-Kennedy Abrams (August 1999)

“You guys were so much fun! Thanks for being a big part of the success of our annual July 4th Celebration. After the event we received so much positive feedback. And thanks for being so professional and easy to work with. We hope to have you back again next year.”

-Christine Evans, Stage Manager, Brea 4th of July Country Fair (July 1999)

“Thanks for the wonderful job you did at our wedding! We received so many compliments from our family and friends about the band. The mix of songs you played was perfect. We couldn’t be happier and can’t thank you enough for helping give us the wedding we dreamed of.”

-Loren & Christine Johnson (May 1998)