I just wanted to say that The Endless Summer Band was amazing and I am so grateful for the job they did at the reception. People are still talking about them.
I don't know if you were in contact with the band regarding the events of the night, but one of our friends collapsed and was rushed to the hospital during the reception. It really took the celebration into the opposite direction, yet we continued to have a great party nevertheless-because of the effort of the band. They eased people back into celebration while still maintaining the integrity of the whole situation. I must say that my husband and I had a difficult time because it was such an emotional rollercoaster- but the band was the reason we were still able to celebrate. They chose the right songs, got people back on the dance floor and it remained packed for the rest of the evening-as short as it was. I don't think anyone could have done a better job. I can't thank them enough, because of them, we still have great memories of that night. We, and I think everyone else, will recommend them to everyone we know.
elizabeth day (menlo park, CA)
Monday, June 19, 2006
We had the most fantastic wedding thanks to you and the Revue. Thanks again for helping to make our big day so special. I think the other couple who was checking out the band will hire them! :-)
Elizabeth and Bill
Aurelia & Dan Stout (Chicago, IL)
Sunday, June 11, 2006
We had the distinct pleasure of having the Jazzaholics [aka Al Marshall Trio] perform at our wedding reception. As expected, they were amazing!!! So many of our guests enjoyed the music and commented on the excpetional quality of the band. Al was fantastic to work with when planning the wedding. Thank you, Jazzaholics, so much for making our wedding memorable and fun! Our best, Aurelia & Dan Stout
Jessica S (San Jose, CA)
Tuesday, June 6, 2006
This is the first moment I’ve had since the wedding to write to you. I wanted to say – working with you and your team was a pleasure and Wallstreet was PHENOMENAL!! They were just outstanding; in fact we are still getting calls from those who attended that said Wallstreet was the best live band they had heard in years!
I wanted to express how much we enjoyed their performance. The event was absolutely perfect!
Thank you so much for everything!
amy duxbury (palo alto, CA)
Monday, December 19, 2005
What a cute e-mail (I've never received one quite so elaborate! Yes, our party was great, and we loved the band. They were absolutely terrific. I felt like their tip wasn't enough -- hopefully they know how much we appreciated them. You were absolutely right, they gauged the crowd and played exactly the right thing at the right time. I haven't danced so much in I don't know how long. As soon as I know next year's date, I'll give you a call (and I should know soon).
Yvette Ramirez (San Mateo, CA)
Monday, December 12, 2005
Thanks so much. Scott and his partner and the magician were FANTASTIC. Unfortunately, Scott and his partner couldn’t do much inside the museum so they were really limited but I got some great photos (too big to send to you) and the staff loved them. I also received compliments on how great the magician was so please let them all know.
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Janice Goldberg (Napa, CA)
Monday, October 31, 2005
The face painter was AWESOME, she did a fabulous job on all the staff of characters for the haunted house. The balloonatic was great so was Fairy Blue.
The entire week of parties was a great success, thank you.
Marie Rios (Novato, CA)
Friday, October 14, 2005
What a spectacular event at the Rikkola / Grastone wedding last night! Masterpiece was awesome! They made this party fabulous and I received rave reviews from everyone. Thanks for sending Mary out to oversee the event. I look forward to working with you and Masterpiece much more. Please know if I can help you or any of your clients with any of the events you are planning. See you soon.
Alvin Stone (Frankfurt a.M Germany, none)
Tuesday, October 4, 2005
Super Soul Music, From the "God Father Of Soul".
I have been listening to James Brown, since I was a child. Born in The 50's, I Know my Soul Music.
My Twin Brother and I saw Mr. Brown, back in 1972, in Tokyo, Japan. Yes we were young children then, and man was it a "God Send", that our Father, Mr. McCharles Patton got tickets for our 13th Birthday in the eigth row seats, right smack in the middle.
Bootsy Collins, Fred Wesley, Maceo Parker, and the Funkiest Band ever seen, on Stage. I will never forget that Day or the experience!!
Right now I still have music from "James Brown", that I play on my Show; Alvin Stones - R&B Dance classics.
The Mood is Always right Sunday evenings, for Soul Music and Sharing Love with Loved Ones.
"Keeping The Funk Alive"
Michelle Marshall (Loomis, CA)
Monday, October 3, 2005
The party was AWESOME. Wow, was that band (Clean Slate) ever a HUGE hit!!!!! And yes, turning the party into a wedding surprised everyone and was so much fun. The hula dancers and band members were wonderful and I thank you again so much for all your help. The lighting, the food, the drinks, EVERYTHING was perfect!!! I have a lot of people that will be asking me for your name and number for party bands, etc..!!!
Thanks again Steve. And...the check is in the mail!!!
Erica Greenwood (LA, CA)
Monday, August 8, 2005
We had such an incredible event -- many MANY thanks to Jenn and to Full House. The band was phenomenal. Everyone commented. We all were "wowed". When our song was played, it sounded like Chet Baker was singing!!! The band worked in "Glory Days" for Brian and his New Jersey family & friends, and the dance floor was absolutely packed until the end (which came way too soon as far as we were all concerned). I would recommend Full House again and again. Shannon, please send our compliments to the band and Cheryl and express our most sincere thanks for making our day special, memorable, and so much fun.
We'll keep you posted on that 1 year anniversary party;-)
All the best,
Brenda Studer (Citrus Heights, CA)
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Big City Revue!
I just like to tell you from me and my husband, Billy, for a great birthday party that we had at Fandangos on 7/8/05. You brought the house down with your great music and your wonderful singers. When my girl Chris sang Alicia Keys I about cried it was so nice. I hope you return to sacramento area soon so we could hear you play again. Again thank you for a great time.
Elena Lipkins (San Francisco, CA)
Wednesday, May 18, 2005
May 11 2005
Dear Gig & Rae ~
Thank you for your generous donation to the San Francisco and Silicon Valley Chapters of NACE (National Association of Catering Executives) Your donation made this event possible. DC and his break dancing pal were the perfect act to greet our guests. This really kicked off our meeting theme, “That’s Entertainment”. They were a pleasure to work with and we appreciate your professionalism as we executed this amazing event.
We had over 80 event professionals from two chapters and everyone had a great time. This type of publicity and networking will provide you with future business ………… we are sure of that!!
Thank you again for your donation and please extend our best to DC, he was incredibly entertaining! I truly hope to see you at future NACE meetings to network and promote your business. Mark your calendars as we meet the second Tuesday of every month.
May Program Chair – San Francisco Chapter
Vice President of Marketing
National Board of Directors
Marietta Frey (Palo Alto, CA)
Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Dear Gig and Eddie,
Thank you both so much for helping to give my husband and all 50 of our guests the BEST surprise 40th birthday party he could ever have dreamed of! Reed Fromer and his band were AWESOME! You really impressed me by inviting Deb and me to your office on a weekend to hear the band's music online when we had no other computer access available! I also truly appreciate you finding us the perfect R&B / Blues band with only a week's notice! Next time we'll plan ahead better, but thanks anyway for going the extra MILE!
Elizabeth Spencer (*, CA)
Friday, April 8, 2005
Thank you for all you did to make the McCurdy - Ottinger wedding a success. The Quartet and Big City Revue were a hit ! It was a pleasure working with you and I look forward to our next event. Best Wishes, Elizabeth Spencer
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Ana Carcache (San Francisco, CA)
Tuesday, March 22, 2005
Gig - JD and Company was OUTSTANDING - there is no better way to describe them. They were professional, patient and performed so well. I am so pleased with their performance.
I tried to give them the check Saturday night and they said I had to mail it to Associated Entertainment. Please confirm that I should send the final payment to the Dwight Road address.
Celio Romanach (Miami, FL)
Thursday, March 3, 2005
Thank you very much for your involvement in a very successful 2005 NCBS. You delivered the band that we wanted most -- Journey -- and took care of all our personal requests leading up to our VIP event/concert on 2/28. I know that all our customers were entertained and well-served, while the company highlighted its most recent gems: Grey Goose, Corzo, BACARDI Big Apple, and Island Breeze. All products were very well received, and everything went off without a hitch!
Journey delivered in spades.They rocked hard for a solid 2 hours, were more than accommodating at the meet & greet, and stayed out with the heartiest BUSA "rock & rollers" into the wee hours of the night! Everyone from their manager, to the crew, was a genuine pleasure to work with. What a great (and talented) five guys.
We look forward to working with you again in the future.
Bobby (Santa Monica and New York, )
Monday, January 31, 2005
Rhythm Nation rules Vegas. To my brother musicians. Last week was one of my few weeks off in months, and RN made it all the more enjoyable. I believe I caught their act every night at the Luxor -- I think I was even sitting front row on Monday, which was their night off If it were Atlantic City, folks would be paying a hefty cover to enjoy talent of this caliber. This band is SO very tight and incredibly versatile. As a keyboardist I now count as two of my all time favorites, Damon and Bobby. These cats put the rhythm in RN and their solo work is so fast that their talent can come from only one direction -- up there^. DeAndre is undoubtedly one of the finest guitarists I've heard...ever. And for me ever is fast approaching 35 years in the business. He's not only a great funkmaster on the telecaster but his rock leads relegate Eddie Van Halen to status of a guitar tech on the RN road crew. What a sweet surprise to hear a drummer and bass player who seem to be directly connected to the master metronome which is kept ticking away in Maurice White’s basement. Where do they get their energy? By the way, I love the tattoo on Giovanna’s left shoulder And it goes without saying that the front team makes watching the show an experience in itself. Steve O not only can sing – he should be playing the lead in one of those CSI series. (CSI: Castro Valley) How can an act fail when it covers the songs that bring smiles to everyone’s face and forces the hips to gyrate with the beat. And to my light skinned audience brothers and sisters – remember, it’s OK to dance!!! That light glowing from the peak of the Luxor last week – that was Rhythm Nation. Next time I work in Vegas – I’ll be looking up these cats. And if they happen to be off that week, I’ll find a damn garage somewhere in Clark County and we’ll jam! Peace, Bobby
Good Afternoon Gig, Just wanted to drop you a little note to tell you Thanks for all the help you provided us on securing Busta Groove and Bob Tolar Sound. I have heard nothing but great comments from all the attendees and our entire banquet committee. The band, Martin Benetar and Ryan from (Tolar Sound) were all very courteous helpful and very accommodating (the band had to rush to get dressed earlier since our program ran early). The band had a wonderful energy and had the entire dance floor filled to overflowing capacity the entire night. This in all the years that I have been on the Banquet Committee has never happened before. The lead singers did a wonderful job of getting the audience to participate in a sing-along and a fun conga line. I danced the entire night (It took me two days to recuperate from it but it was well worth it. I look forward to working with you on future events. Thanks again Corina DeLaTorre Sacramento Regional Transit
Dee Merz (, none)
Wednesday, January 26, 2005
September 25th, 2001 Mr. Gig Xifaras Associated Entertainment Consultants 2 Dwight Road Burlingame, CA 94010 Dear Gig: Brett Robinson and Dave Schrader?s wedding September 22nd at Kunde Estate Winery was a smashing success with the most complimentary and exciting music that you secured for all of us. The Celebration held at the Dunfillian Ruins required BIG CITY REVUE to arrive early, be shuttled to and from the site and even with that special requests all the musicians wee on time and performed beautifully. I sincerely appreciate allowing open communication between Charles and myself. Coordinating the prior day set up was especially necessary and succeeded in making the wedding day a flawless occasion. Again, thank you. Sincerely, Dee Merz