2/26/13 - Forbes Travel Guide Party @ Montage, Beverly Hills, CA
It was great to finally meet you in person!! The orchestra was OUTSTANDING. I heard nothing but rave reviews from many guests and the clients (not to mention our GM thought they were the best he ever heard). It was pure perfection as always. Thank you for your assistance, and I look forward to many more to come!
2/23/13 - Bgnard 90th Birthday Party @ Bel Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades, CA
The band did a GREAT job on Saturday night! Everyone really enjoyed themselves. Thanks for all your efforts!
Bill Bagnard - Client
2/22/13 - The Bachelors Ball @ Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, CA
The band was terrific. I have heard nothing but positive feedback from the members and their guests. Thanks to WCM for another wonderful Ball.
2/17/13 - Mannheim/Sternberg Wedding @ Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA
They were absolutely wonderful! So easy to work with on the planner end and INCREDIBLY entertaining on the guest end. I was seriously in awe of how great they were.
We all really enjoyed them and I am certainly going to put them at the top of my list!
Thanks again, you were great to work with and Impulse helped set the tone for an truly wonderful evening.
2/9/13 - Neiman/Gray Wedding @ Resort At Pelican Hill, Newport Coast, CA
Our wedding on February 9th was a remarkable success because of you and The Cowling Band. The guests did not want to get off the dance floor at any point! Choosing West Coast Music and The Cowling Band from long distance (Chicago) was somewhat of a risk for us because we didn’t know you or your company but I completely trusted you upon our first introduction and you/the band did not disappoint. We thank you for everything and the fact that our guests are still talking about our wedding almost three weeks later is a sign of success to us. Thank you and please thank the band—they really were terrific and our friends keep asking when they can come perform again in Chicago because they were absolutely fantastic.
If there is anything we can do to help promote or recommend West Coast Music or The Cowling Band, please don’t hesitate to ask. They were sensational!
Thank you again for all of your time and assistance. It is most appreciated.
2/1/13 - Yellin Dinner Party @ Big Canyon Country Club, Newport Beach, CA
The band was FABULOUS !!! The music and pace perfect. So many guests inquired about the band, I started to feel like their agent !!!
1/25/13 - Crowell Weedon @ California Club, Los Angeles, CA
They were fantastic, as always. You guys consistently pull of a great event. THANK YOU!
Andrew Crowell - Client
1/12/13 - Downen/Zimmerman Wedding @ Mellon Auditorium, Washington DC
We tried searching for a word more accurate than "perfection", because that is totally what the JB Project's performance was yesterday. We have never been more impressed with a talent agency and are just blown away by the experience with WCM. The band was literally the talk of the event - so much so that they were even so kind to take a few photos with guests on their way out! Heather + Ryan said it was hands down "worth every penny" and they couldn't have imagined their night without the band. Guests were RAVING about the band during and after the reception!
We noticed not one hiccup, delay, complaint…what we did notice was impeccable service from planning to execution, overly accommodating talent and generally just a great attitude from every member of the group. You guys made us feel confident and unstressed about the music component of the overall guest experience.
We hope you know we realize how hard the talent and support team at WCM worked to get this performance "right" and we just can not thank you enough, especially on behalf of our clients. Please pass along our compliments and let the JB Project know we look forward to working together in DC again....with all 4 leads. It was just incredible!
Our sincere gratitude and appreciation for traveling cross country to join us in DC to celebrate the Zimmermans and for such a great, collaborative working relationship! Please let us know if you have any questions or would care to debrief anything at all. We always like to hear from our vendors about their thoughts on the event so we can note for the next time!
Overall: You guys hit it clear out of the ballpark ; )
1/12/13 - Tucker Private Party @ The Port Theater, Corona del Mar, CA
The band was outstanding. Everyone loved them. I would recommend this band and all their vocalists to anyone who wants to have a successful party that gets everyone up dancing.
Thank you for your excellent service.
Joyce - Client
1/5/13 - Dillard/Jazic Wedding @ Ojai Valley Inn, Ojai, CA
As always, the band was spectacular! It was really fun to see them do more contemporary music this time. They were absolutely amazing and the dance floor was packed all night long.
Maren - Coordinator
12/31/12 - Loke/Hunter Wedding @ AT&T Center, Los Angeles, CA
You probably hear this way too often but we appreciate you asking anyways so we can tell you how AWESOME THE JB PROJECT BAND
Thank you so much again and Happy New Year to you all at WCM!!!!
E & T - bride and groom
12/31/12 - Sattelmeier/Santolla Wedding @ Portofino Hotel, Rendondo Beach, CA
I want them at every event the rest of my life. Amazing!
Pat Sattelmeier - Bride
12/31/12 - Vintage Club Holiday Party @ Vintage Club, Indian Wells, CA
With 30 years in the business, I've got to tell you that I thought the band was terrific. Easily one of the best New Year's Eve events I've ever been associated with and the band was a huge part of our success. Thank you so much for making us look good! You all were a breeze to work with and I look forward to the opportunity when we get to do it again.
12/30/12 - Nelson/Pressly Wedding @ Pelican Hill Resort, Newport Coast, CA
"The Cowling Band was absolutely wonderful at our wedding on 12/30. All of our guests were raving about the band the entire night and asking us how we found them. They played exactly the type of music we were looking for and were able to adapt with the crowd and how the crowd was responding to the music selections. Rick was kind enough to come over and introduce himself and make sure that we knew he was happy to hear any requests we wanted played. Our guests were dancing the entire night regardless of age and the band provided exactly the type of party we were looking for. We are so happy we chose the Cowling Band for our wedding!"
Maggie Nelson-Pressly - Bride
The Cowling Band was off the charts! Fantastic night.
K. Nelson - Father of the Bride
12/30/12 - Rosenson/Clifford Wedding @ The Parker, Palm Spring, CA
The band was UNFORGETTABLE, amazing and fun. Almost every one of our guests commented on how amazing the band was throughout the night and the weekend. We are still hearing from friends about how engaging and wonderful the band was. They truly made our night!
Thank you for such a wonderful night.
Jaclyn and Jeff Clifford - bride & groom
12/30/12 - Rutter/Hamilton Wedding @ Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, CA
Adam was absolutely WONDERFUL! Mark, myself and all of our guests were blown away by his talent. He single handily had 50 people singing along and dancing all night. He was an integral part of keeping the party flowing and he did just that. His songs were a fabulous mix of romantic, fun, New York, and New Jersey. I could not be happier with his talent or professionalism. He has all rave reviews from us!
Thank you for the seamless planning and execution of our wedding. It is truly appreciated.
12/30/12 - Tournament of Roses Presidents Ball @ Langhom Huntington Hotel, Pasadena, CA
To say that the Jersey Boys was a hit is an understatement
The reaction we got
as they were announced
was like nothing I have experienced in all my 8 years of producing this very traditional event.
They made my President look good, they made me look VERY good and I cannot thank you enough.
Thank you Jim, Nicole, Karleen, Ryan and the four guys for turning 13 minutes into a most memorable night. Still getting compliments...!
Happy New Year!!
Greg Phelan - Event Producer
12/12/12 - Living Spaces Furniture Holiday Party @ Anaheim Marriott
The band was great. Such a pleasure to work with and they are always a huge hit!
Thank you for being a part of our event again this year!
Diana Caballero - Client
12/7/12 - Vimby, LLC Holiday Party @ Private Home, Encino, CA
The music was great, the band did a great job and was very
Steve Seidel - Client
12/6/12 - Paradigm Agency Holiday Party @ The El Rey Theater, Los Angeles, CA
Every bit was incredible as always :)
Lindsay Gores - Client
12/1/12 - Lynda.com Holiday Party @ Bacara Resort, Goletta, CA
It was excellent, as it is every year. Great professionals!
Merryl - Client
11/3/12 - Alikhan/Dhall Wedding @ Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA
BEST WEDDING BAND EVER -- Working with Jim was truly a pleasure
We could not be happier!
Sasha - Bride
11/3/12 - Grove/Dalah Wedding @ Sherwood Country Club, Thousand Oaks, CA
Encore was absolutely amazing. The leader is such a good guy and they did a great job accommodating our other band. The interplay between Encore and the other band was exactly as I envisioned it. The band altogether was spectacular. The whole thing was flawless. There are a few girls who want to find out wherever Encore is playing so they can crash their events - so watch out for them. We stretched ourselves to make this happen and what we got was awesome. Thank you very much.
11/3/12 - Metz/Wright Wedding @ Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain, Marana, AZ
The band was excellent! Everyone loved them!
Devon - Bride
10/27/12 - Cohen/Halle Wedding @ Montage, Beverly Hills, CA
The music provided by West Coast Music was above and beyond our wildest expectations. The instrumentals preceding the ceremony set the tone for what was amazing cocktail music, followed by the most amazing high energy band lasting until 1:00 AM, highlighted by a surprise appearance by the Jersey Boys whose music had the entire crowd up and dancing. We went into overtime!!!
Thanks for giving us such a memorable evening.
Cheryl Cohen - Mother of the bride
10/27/12 - Kim/Marino Wedding @ St. Regis Monarch Beach, Dana Point, CA
It was fantastic!! Everyone loved the band. Thank you so much.
Gary Marino - Father of the groom
10/27/12 - Morris/Rainey Wedding @ Four Seasons, Westlake, CA
I'm certain that others will also be getting in touch with you to let you know what a WONDERFUL job the band did at our daughter's wedding on October 27th. We were all very pleased. Couldn't have been better!
10/27/12 - Perry/Reed Wedding @ Terranea, Palos Verdes, CA
I think I speak for everyone, guests included that the band was beyond amazing! Everyone raved about the band! Travis has an exceptional voice! We think the band made our wedding!! Thanks!
Carolyn Perry - Bride
10/27/12 - Thompson/White Wedding @ Four Seasons Biltmore, Santa Barbara, CA
I thought that the band was fantastic! Loved working with them and I
Alexandra Kolendrianos - Wedding Planner
10/20/12 - Johnson/Manchester Wedding @ The Grand Del Mar, San Diego, CA
They rocked. Everyone commented that they were by far the best band they've ever seen at a wedding!
Lauren - Bride
10/20/12 - Lewis/Kiderman Wedding @ Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA
The band was PERFECT!!! Everyone had rave reviews for them, and their energy was super high, even at the very end of the night when even I was exhausted. I couldn't have asked for a better wedding weekend, and the band was truly awesome. My first dance song was awesome, and they sang "Mmmbop" perfectly. That was definitely the highlight for me:-)
Anyway, I'll be sure to recommend WCM and James Gang to all of my engaged friends moving forward. They were AWESOME.
Stephanie - Bride
10/13/12 - Franke/Shaw Wedding @ Bacara Resort, Santa Barbara, CA
The JB Project were unbelievable! Everyone at the wedding loved them. They played everything we requested and more and were a ton of fun. We would definitely recommend them to anyone that asks.
All the best.
Gloria and Ed - Bride and Groom
10/13/12 - Ingram/Fiedler Wedding @ La Quinta Resort, La Quinta, CA
The Side Effect Band was incredible for our daughter Natalie's wedding on Saturday. I have personally booked hundreds of bands since my early college days and have heard at least a thousand different groups. The Side Effect Band definitely ranks at the top of the list. Everybody loved them and there were multiple requests to bring them to Springfield for a party at our Country Club.
Mike Ingram - Father of the Bride
10/13/12 - Lissik/Spaulding Wedding @ Marriott, Marina Del Rey, CA
The band was amazing - absolutely knocked it out of the park - people are still talking about them.
They gave us the party we hoped for!
Thanks a lot.
Chad - Grooms
10/6/12 - Kirchman/Johnson @ La Venta Inn, Palos Verdes, CA
We cannot thank you enough for how everything came together with the wedding. The band was AMAZING! Without fail, our guests told us how great the band sounded. Their feelings only echoed our own feelings about the music. They were more than solid. They were truly gracious. And they were more than accommodating. We were THRILLED! We really couldn't have asked for more from them. If we had any regrets, it was only because we had to unplug when we did. Our guests would have danced all night, if given the chance.
Thank you so very much. We couldn't be happier!
Scott & Ronit - Groom & Bride
10/6/12 - May/Morton Wedding @ Soho House, Hollywood, CA
Absolutely amazing!!! You guys were so great, it really made our
Everyone is still talking about the band.
Carolyn - Bride
10/6/12 - Reitzen/Jacobs Wedding @ Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA
WOW! The band was absolutely incredible and far succeeded our expectations! Everyone kept saying that they felt like they were at a concert :-) They were a hit all night and the dance floor was always packed! They were energetic, fun and kept everyone on their toes!!! I could recommend them to EVERYONE!!! We are extremely happy with our choice and thank everyone at West Coast Music :-)
10/6/12 - Shooshani Bar Mitzvah @ Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA
The music was fantastic. Both bands were a big hit. The one in the
9/22/12 - Word/Booth Wedding @ Shady Canyon Country Club, Irvine, CA
The music was fantastic! I actually keep getting complimentsabout how great the band was....my husband and I really, really enjoyed them.
Jessica - bride
9/21/12 - Essie Brunch Reception @ Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA
The pianist's music selection was perfect and was a wonderful addition to the event. We were all very pleased. Thank you!
9/15/12 - Jackson/Lamm Wedding @ The Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Coast
The band was amazing! Couldn't have asked for anything more. Our
Elise - Bride
9/05/12 - Gilardi Co. Annual Meeting @ Montage Deer Valley, Utah
THANK YOU!!! What a HUGE success. The guests RAVED and RAVED about the band.
Thanks for all your hard work.
9/02/12 - Burke/Winget Wedding @ Montage Resort & Spa - Laguna Beach
Unbelievably awesome are the first words we can think of. The most consistent compliment we had was about the band, the quality, the choice of songs, the adjustments to match the crowd. Truly professional, off the graph. We are happy to pay the bill, and worth every penny!
9/02/12 - Penner/Klein Wedding @ Private Home - Pasadena, CA
While I know I speak for both me and my brand new wife, I'll also grab the mic as the sound nerd of the two of us to say: your work was extraordinary. Black List was amazing, their integration into our meal and the flow of toasts worked brilliantly, and the sound throughout - ceremony through reception - was exceptional. Thank you for the brilliant work.
9/02/12 - Trumbore/DiMascio @ Four Seasons Biltmore
They killed it!! Thank you Jim, your team and of course the band for all of your hard work. People went crazy for them and could not stop talking about how great they were. The last song they played, Tiny Dancer, could not have been a better choice. My friend Katya, passed away in college and that was her song. My college friends were very emotional when it played, as was I. So truly, from start to finish it was awesome. Thank you for being so available and accommodating throughout this whole process.
9/01/12 - Hillman/Bollinger Wedding @ Montecito Country Club
I just wanted to pass along our delight in the terrific work of the Rick Cowling Band. Rick and his crew were most frequently mentioned as THE high point of Mike and Mallory's wedding celebration. They played a terrific selection of music that touched every age group and their energy was infectious. The dance floor was filled with smiling people from their first note through the last. Their musicianship was superb, and I offer that evaluation as a life-long musician myself. Rick and his band took our event to a whole new height. It's that simple. One of my favorite comments on the evening came from a friend of our families to my wife. This person said "I have never been at a wedding reception where everyone of every age had such a great time. Usually the older attendees or the younger attendees aren't hearing the music that moves them. But at this party, EVERYONE danced to every song. It was truly amazing."
I also hope you'll pass on to the band our gratitude for their learning two songs requested especially for this event. Those tunes were reproduced flawlessly for us, a testament to the incredible talent that Rick and his musicians brought to our celebration.
With every regard,
8/26/12 - Sussner/Rind Wedding @ Four Seasons Biltmore - Montecito, CA
JB Project was awesome. Please pass on my gratitude to Jim. It was a fantastic night, I danced til the last song was over. Everyone raved about the band and it was entirely deserved, they were excellent. Thank you so much!
8/19/12 - Yaggy/Lavery Wedding @ Westlake Village Inn
Thank you so much for providing us with the best band ever! Seriously, everyone repeatedly came up to me throughout the night telling me how fantastic they were. Even a friend of mine who is the event planner for Trader Joe's corporate asked for info about them for her upcoming events.
Every song was performed perfectly (we wanted to applaud after each performance) and the song selection couldn't have been better. Guests also loved the flow of the evening--eating, dancing, eating, dancing. My only complaint was that it all went by too fast; I wish we were still there dancing the night away!
Finally, the last song, Loch Lomond, was OUTSTANDING! Every Scot in the room felt like they were at home and every American wanted to hear it again. It may have been my favorite part of the night. Please pass along our sincerest thanks and compliments to a wonderful group.
And again, thank you so much for making our wedding the best party ever!
All our best,
Stephanie & Michael - Bride & Groom
8/18/12 - 50th Anniversary Celebration @ Valley Hunt Club - Pasadena, CA
Loved the band! They did a great job and Rob was so helpful with everything. Just perfect!
(Cocktails - Trio, Dinner - Quintet)
8/18/12 - Blum Bar Mitzvah @ University Synagogue
Encore was terrific. I think I was asked “where did you find this band” more than any other question I answered on the night. I got a lot of people asking me how long it took me to find them, and I had to admit that I did nothing other than pick up the phone like I did 14 years ago. Our synagogue’s president was at the event and she loves to dance. Every year the synagogue holds a big dinner/dance fundraiser. I know she’s thinking about West Coast Music for next year’s soirée.
The music was great. They were very accommodating about requests and gracious about with a couple shifts in timing of things due to the caterer wanting to serve food at particular times. Jude was easy to work with, although he’s quieter than I would have expected. Even the sound guy turned the master volume down when I asked him to! As I told Jim, I had and needed no “program” for the night because I knew that with an WCM band playing up tempo music and with a bunch of willing dancers on the guest list, the party would take care of itself.
Message from Client
8/18/12 - LAMSON/MOHR WEDDING @ The Resort at Pelican Hill
We just wanted to let you and Jim know, just how much we truly enjoyed the band/music on our special day!!! It was incredible!!!! Not only were Steve and I completely amazed by how great the music sounded, we had many guests comment in very positive ways as well. EVERYONE enjoyed the entertainment provided by WCM!!!! Please let Jim know how much we appreciated all his help with planing our event. West Coast Music definitely nailed it!!!!!
8/18/12 - Papageorgiou/Marchetti Wedding @ Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
The band was amazing as always! Everyone had a blast and we received many compliments!
Comments from the groom
8/17/12 - Roberts/Choe Wedding @ Montage Resort & Spa - Laguna Beach
James Gang did a great job and the client was super thrilled as well.
Corky was awesome and so easy to work and communicate with, so very appreciative of that as well!
Sophia Park, The Special Day - Event Planner
8/11/12 - Kennedy/Walsh Wedding @ Devil's Thumb Ranch - Tabernash, CO
The band was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The clients and every single guest was raving, the comments were "this is the best band ever" were heard over and over by many. The venue and other vendors were all VERY impressed. Our production crew Home Vibe as well were verity impressed. We were on cloud nine as well with how great it all went and how pleased everyone was. We loved working with you all, the band appeared to have had a blast. A few told us it was one of their favorite events they have done and well it was all just perfect.
Kristine was awesome as well and so great to have her there overseeing everything.
We simply loved working with you all and want to say thank you. We hope to have many more events in the future with you.
Aimee Monihan - event planner
8/03/12 - Besson/Conway @ Terranea Resort - Rancho Palos Verdes
Cowling Band was amazing!! We had an amazing time and the band got everyone out of their seats. We cannot thank them enough! Thank you!
Sabrina and James - Bride and Groom
7/28/12 - Old Globe Theater @ Old Globe Theater in San Diego, CA
Impulse was wonderful! Everyone from the sound engineer to the band leader to the band itself was professional, friendly, easy to work with, and focused on making the Gala a success. The band sounded wonderful, and our guests loved them!
Eileen - events manager
7/14/12 - Bass/Sevell Wedding @ Montage Resort & Spa - Laguna, CA
Everyone is still talking about the incredible band- James Gang. And friends can't get enough of the Gipsy King Guitarist! Once again thanks so much.
7/14/12 - Sonza/Gallego Wedding @ Grand Del Mar - San Diego, CA
My daughter’s wedding was truly magnificent, and I have to tell you that the music played by Impulse took the show! All the guests wanted to know where we got the band .They were amazed at the beautiful music played, my dance with Johara I was told had people in tears, as did Johara’s dance also with Cesar her husband. I can’t tell you how grateful we are that we got such a talented group of musicians. The singing was incredible, the female singer and the male singers were truly beyond belief!!
They had the room rocking all night long! Your staff needs to be congratulated for a performance with a rating of 10+++++++!!!!
When my younger daughter Allegra, gets married in the future, you can rest assured that Impulse will be playing at her wedding.
Thanks for all your help.
7/08/12 - Heller/Stiller-Shulman Wedding @ Skirball Cultural Center - Los Angeles, CA
Quick note of appreciation.
No surprise, Rick and the band were the hit of our wedding reception.
The wedding itself was an 110% success. My daughter looked wonderful. Family was happy. She was thrilled with her entire wedding day.
This is the 4th time I have been at an event with the Cowling Band. 3rd time contracted directly for my immediate family.
Your team does a great job. Appreciate all your input, assistance and most of all execution.
Jim Eppolito, West Coast Music and Rick Cowling do not disappoint. They deliver.
Please pass on our sincere gratitude to Rick and his band mates.
-Ken Heller - Father of the Bride
7/07/12 - Vaz-Huerta Wedding @ Bacara Resort - Santa Barbara
To be honest they were fantastic and I would use them again. In fact we had quite a few compliments on the band.
Thanks a lot for providing us with the best!
-Luxmi - mother of the bride
6/24/12 - Dibble/Schaeffer Wedding @ Hotel Bel Air
Everything was perfect!
Diana - bride
6/30/12 - Goldberg-Meehan/Dubbin @ Private Home in Montecito, CA
Here's the important thing: we are so so so grateful for all the
Again, thank you and everyone at WCM for all you did to make our
-- Rob and Cailin - Groom & Bride
6/23/12 - Fishman/Koumoulis Wedding @ Four Seasons Hotel - Westlake Village, CA
The band was perfect, and EVERYONE kept coming up to us and telling us how incredible the band was. Truly amazing!
Thanks for everything,
6/16/12 - Castruccio/Kim Wedding @ Bel Air Country Club
We had an absolute blast last Saturday and couldnt be more pleased with Side Effect! They were absolutely amazing and everyone loved them. My friend wants to hire them for her dad's 70th! I was so happy that they were able to play ” feel so close” by Calvin Harris....that was a hit! Thank you to everyone!!
Lizzy - bride
6/16/12 - Riccard/Klesh Wedding @ Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
The band was GREAT!!!!!!!! I have never seen more people on a dance floor at any event. Our wedding planner thought our dance floor was too big, and that we wouldn't fill it. Boy was she wrong. We were spilling over into the eating areas. People who never dance were cutting a rug.
The Cowling Band was the hit of the wedding. Many people have asked for their name. . Hopefully, you will get some more bookings from our wedding.
Thanks again for making our wedding so spectacular!
Dana Riccard - Mother of the bride
6/09/12 - Los Angeles Country Club 101st Annual Birthday Party @ Los Angeles Country Club
The band was GREAT Saturday! Everybody had so much fun and they did a great job feeling out the crowd and getting people onto the dance floor with the music. Also, they are always very nice to work with which is a pleasure.
6/09/12 - Hayter/Moore Wedding @ Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse - Los Olivos, CA
The string quartet was wonderful - they did a lovely job and were great to work with. Please be sure to give them my thanks for their contribution to the success of the wedding!
Laura - Laura Gresham Events - event planner
6/09/12 - Levit/Powell Wedding @ Langham Hotel, Pasadena
We could not have been more thrilled with them! They made the evening a blast- played the best music and were soooo fun! Our only regret is not having them there longer!!
Lindsay Levitt - bride
6/09/12 - Vaquero Energy Annual Meeting @ Rancho Bernardo Inn
The band was great! Our group was out on the dance floor starting with the very first notes and many stayed to the end. They were very easy to work with on site, they were set up on schedule, and Johnny-on-the-spot to take the stage when our awards were finished.
All in all, another great evening of music.
Comments from the client
5/27/12 - Hellwig/Irvani Wedding @ San Ysidro Ranch - Montecito, CA
We really enjoyed the musicians. They were on time and very professional. The selections they played prior to the ceremony and during the cocktail hour were exactly what we had in mind. We hated to see them leave!!! Please let Jim know that I appreciated his suggestion of using two guitarists....it was the perfect sound for an outdoor/garden wedding.
5/27/12 - Mazur/Formicella Wedding @ Resort at Pelican Hill - Newport, CA
THE BAND WAS AMAZING!!!!!! Thank you for everything. We didn't get a chance to talk to them once the night concluded, but they were a highlight. Truly unreal! So talented. The whole lot. Thank you, thank you thank you...
5/19/12 - Lyddon/Forrest Wedding @ Private Home in Pasadena, CA
The band was absolutely fantastic. Everyone really had a lot of fun. Thank you so very much.
Susan - bride
5/18/12 - McRoskey-Morrow Wedding @ Los Angeles Country Club
The music, the vocalists and the musicians were all just wonderful!
Several members of the Club staff stopped us to say: never has the dance floor been so full for so long!
Thanks so much!
5/18/12 - Birthday/Bachelor Party @ BLT Steak
My 40th birthday/bachelor party last night went off beautifully, thanks in no small part to the awesome entertainment! I know it was hard figuring out what to do for a party of 16 guys, but you hit the nail right on the head with Rick and Mike. They brought a great energy and jammin' vibe to my event. They are both amazing guitarists and vocalists, and knew the perfect songs to play at every step throughout the entire evening. I got many compliments from guests and I will definitely be using them in the future. Thanks again!!!
Judson - client
5/12/12 - Holt-Richter Wedding @ Private Home - San Antonio, TX
The band and music were fantastic! We heard many compliments throughout the evening, but the biggest testament was the amount of people on the dance floor, right up until we made them all leave. ;-)
Thank you for the great job by everyone on the team – we appreciated your excellent communication with us throughout the whole process, it was a great experience for us. Frankly, for as complicated as this whole event was, I think it was pretty close to flawless.
Thank you again and we look forward to working with you again soon!
Angela Stone - Event Planner
5/11/12 - Appreciation Dinner @ Beverly Wilshire Hotel - Beverly Hills, CA
Your duo was a huge hit at our party on Friday night! Just perfect in every way and everyone truly enjoyed it. At times, as I predicted, the conversation stopped to hear the beautiful vocals. His timing and phrasing are so classic and wonderful. And his bass accompanist was also fantastic. Could not have been a better result... everything I expected, and then some!
5/05/12 - Mickelson-Krygier Wedding @ Hotel Bel Air - Bel Air, CA
All we can say is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Every guest could not stop raving about how incredible they were. They really made the night come to life. We can't wait for our next celebration with the James Gang! Thank you so much for everything!
4/28/12 - Forde/Wilson Wedding @ The Resort at Pelican Hill - Newport, CA
As you know, it takes several elements working together to make a great party; venue, the right combination of people, libations just to name a few. You can have all of these aligned and perfectly situated but without the music you may have many things……but not a party. We had a PARTY at the Forde/Wilson wedding on April 20th, 2012!!!
The band was "Absolutely Great!", "The Best Ever!", "Fantastic!", "Fabulous!", "Unbelievable!" just to name of few of the accolades expressed by our guests. They brought the house down with their amazing sound, incredible vocals and widely varied tunes from the 60's the present day. The appeal of the music across the wide spectrum of our guests taste and preferences had everyone on their feet dancing and having the time of their lives! The crowning touch was the "zoot suits" and the personal interaction of the guys on the dance floor had everyone feeling like family. It was truly amazing to watch!!
Of course, prior to the PARTY, there was the ceremony and the absolutely beautiful job Amy Keyes did with the two solos. Her sound was exactly what Mark and Kelsey wanted. Her soulful rendition of Bridge Over Troubled Water touched the hearts of everyone. I have referred many folks to her YouTube duet with Phil Collins as well as her single Everytime I Close My Eyes. She gathered a boatload of new fans!
Jim, thank you, thank you, thank you to you and everyone who played a part in making this the event of a lifetime for Marc, Kelsey, me and all of our family and friends!
4/27/12 - Nash-Pena Wedding @ Resort at Pelican Hill - Newport Coast, CA
The band was perfect. Everyone there agreed that the band was the best they had ever seen. Thank you very much for everything. It was fabulous and the band was a critical part of the evening. They will be sought after often.
Sandy Nash - Mother of the bride
4/21/12 - Hill-Kelley Wedding @ Vintage Club - Indian Wells, CA
Just wanted to thank you again for all of your help! The Cowling Band was amazing and far surpassed any expectations that I had going in to the evening. My main goal of the night was to get everyone out on the dance floor and I certainly did not need to worry about achieving it! Rick and the band were honestly out of this world. I can't tell you the number of guests that came up to me to comment on how it was the best band they had ever seen. One of the guests is on the social committee at The Vintage Club and he said that he is definitely going to get the band back to the club for more events. I suggested the NYE party! And, apparently the whole club was buzzing about how great they were because the next evening my dad ran in to the Social Chairman and he said that the band was the talk of the club!
Thank you and The Cowling Band for making our wedding so memorable!!!
Lizzie - bride
4/17/12 - Keaton Media Reception @ Mr. C's Hotel - Beverly Hills, CA
I enjoyed them immensely. They were absolutely perfect.
4/14/12 - Brewer-Heidenreich Wedding @ Terranea Resort - Palos Verdes, CA
The quartet was incredible for the ceremony and the cocktail reception. They were the perfect complement to our elegant party and we got so many complements.
As for the James Gang, WOW! They sang "Thousand Years" for our first dance and they sounded amazing. Everyone joined us on the dance floor half way through the song and stayed put on the dance floor until the band finished at 1:00am! They were incredible! We got rave reviews from all of our guest! The band made the evening!!!
We can't thank them enough for scoring and learning 2 songs for us. All in all, it was a perfect wedding and we LOVED every minute of it!
Please thank them for us! They were wonderful!
Kim - bride
3/31/12 - Dunner-Nemtzov Wedding @ Jonathan Beach Club - Santa Monica, CA
Encore was fantastic in every way. They got everyone up dancing throughout the evening. So many of our guests gave us enthusiastic comments about the band, using adjectives like "amazing," "incredible," "awesome," etc. We will definitely recommend Encore and West Coast to anyone who is looking for music for their wedding or any other event. Thanks for helping to make Sheri's wedding so memorable.
Fran Dunner - mother of the bride
3/31/12 - West-Elliott Wedding @ Hotel Bel-Air - Beverly Hills, CA
the band was incredible...the dance floor was packed all night long and EVERYONE commented on how fantastic the band was - which was evident by the non stop dancing! even after we held the band over for the extra half hour everyone chanted "one more song, one more song". the band was simply AMAZING!!
we want them to hold every date available until our younger daughter meets the man of her dreams, dates him, and finally gets engaged so that we can book the JB project and they'll have the date available!
we were thrilled that they performed "at last" live for us-not seeing it on the play list i merely hoped for the recorded version. it was an incredible rendition and we were most appreciative.
all the best
3/24/12 - Chaplan Birthday Party @ Dodger Stadium - Stadium Club - Los Angeles, CA
The band was everything we hoped for and more! So many people have asked me for their information. I have already given your information to a significant number of people that were at the party. I hope you get a lot of good referrals from the party!
Nancy - client
3/24/12 - Daly-Benjamin Wedding @ Ritz Carlton - Dana Point, CA
It was better than perfect. I can't believe they learned all four songs I asked for. I think at least 20 guests volunteered that it was the best wedding band they'd ever heard.
I couldn't have been any happier.
Paul - groom
3/10/12 - Neches/Bressler Wedding @ St. Regis Monarch Beach - Dana Point, CA
You have an incredible band. Everyone has agreed that it was the best music they ever experienced.
I will never look for anyone else for entertainment.
Isaac - Father of the Bride
2/24/12 - The Bachelors Ball @ Beverly Hilton - Beverly Hills, CA
You’ve done it again. Encore was the toast of the Ball. I got more compliments on the band than everything else combined. From first time ball goers to 15 year veterans the first question was always “who is that band?”. They played all night and brought an energy to the Ball which is irreplaceable. Additionally the surprise performance from the boy band routine was wonderfully unexpected, amazing and a huge hit with our attendees. The guys thought the boy band was fun and retro and the girls thought it took them back to high school. In hearing the feedback (especially from the girls) I think you have a real winner with that concept.
I can’t thank you enough and it was great seeing you in person at the ball. It’s needless to say at this point but you know we will be calling you in November for the 108th Ball.
2/19/12 - Brandlin-LeVeque Wedding @ Bacara Resort - Santa Barbara, CA
Everything was AWESOME on Sunday with JB Project, and it was great to meet Ryan finally. Bruce and the team rocked it and the dance floor was packed every time they played.
It was Angela's wedding all over again :) We absolutely LOVE JB Project.
Thank you, Thank you!
Erin - Event Planner
2/11/12 - McCollister-McNeil Wedding @ Fairmont Miramar Hotel - Santa Monica, CA
Please tell the band again they were talked about all night and the next day how fabulous they were. My best friends said usually a band has to warm up before getting people on dance floor their first song had us all out there!!!!! They made out wedding a HUGE HIT!!!
Jeanne - Bride
12/17/11 - Thomas Properties Holiday Party @ Los Angeles Country Club - Los Angeles, CA
Once again, they were out of this world!! I had NUMEROUS comments and requests for their information. You guys really are the best and I appreciate every last attention to detail, it was seamless and could not have been better.
Sara Hurley - Client
12/10/11 - Tarzana Hospital Holiday Party @ Four Seasons - Westlake Village, Ca
As always they were amazing. Everyone had a great time and we really appreciated them entertaining the suggestions of the medical staff leaders. Thank you so much!
Debbie - Client
12/07/11 - Yeh-Leonard Wedding @ Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport, CA
Everyone loved the band and the choice of the songs:) you guys ROCK!! I knew and trusted you (Jim) the very first time that we spoke on the phone, he was more than fabulous!!! Thank you guys so very much, you are on my top of list:)
12/3/11 - Tovstein-Chase Wedding @ Balboa Bay Club - Newport, CA
We were always told that the band sets the mood for a wedding and did they ever. The Cowling band is awesome and the dance floor was full of people having the best time celebrating with us. We must have had over 100 comments on how terrific the band was. People told us they never stay until the end of a wedding but the music was so great they couldn't leave. There were even people on the dance floor that never dance. Thank you to the Cowling band for being a part of making the evening so magical!!
Nancy Chase - mother of the groom
11/20/11 - Schaeffer-Roop Wedding @ Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
The band was fantastic - they really made the evening!! Every time they played, the dance floor was packed. We were extremely pleased.
11/19/11 - Surprise Birthday Party @ Belly Up Tavern - San Diego, CA
The James Gang was FANTASTIC!!
They played outstanding music, they sounded great doing it, and the energy and enthusiasm were contagious. The party was a huge success!
We really enjoyed working with West Coast Music as well. Very professional, very user-friendly.
Thanks for everything. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving too!
Don - client
11/19/11 - Shalom-Sands Engagement Party @ Private Home - Los Angeles, CA
The band was great. Everybody loved them. They did an amazing job. They even got people dancing towards the end, which was awesome.
11/18/11 - Purchio-Armenise Wedding @ Four Seasons Hotel - Beverly Hills, CA
We CANNOT thank you enough! The JB Project completely made our wedding! They were hands down the greatest band we've ever seen at a wedding. I'd say that almost everyone at the wedding made a comment about how amazing they were and we are STILL getting texts and phone calls about them. It was high energy all night and they played an amazing range of contemporary and classic songs.
All night long, they nailed hit after hit after hit. We had a SHOW STOPPING, standing ovation for the solo performance of Adele's "Someone Like You." And the moment we'll never forget... an encore performance of "Uprising" by Muse! It was CRAZY!! We will never forget that moment.
We just can't thank you and JB Project enough for making our night the best night of our life!
11/13/11 - Make A Wish Foundation @ Montage - Laguna Beach, CA
JB project was AMAZING!!! I am not sure if you heard about how the day turned out. There were A LOT of changes and last minute adjustments and then band members never questioned anything but made the changes swiftly and with a great attitude., I can’t wait to work with them again!
Jaime Puffer - Director Of Catering
11/11/11 Avera McKennan Hospital - 100th Year Anniversary @ Sioux Falls Convention Center
FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Looking forward to the event in Cabo in March!!!! Thanks!!!!!!
You know the band is excellent when...
...The same group of upper scale golf charity participants who would rudely talk through a charity concert with ‘big’ name performers on stage suddenly stop talking and start dancing. Truth.
...Or, watching a large group of usually very conservative upper mid west hospital executives and successful business associates get up and dance until midnight after a long dinner and program. Truth.
Incredible talent and an amazingly nice group of people. Truth.
11/11/11 - Paymard-Nardone Wedding @ Montage - Laguna Beach, CA
From around the room people truly enjoyed the dancing and the music and Ernesto and I were blown away by how people really enjoyed their experience. People that I didn’t know how to spell the word “Dance” unapologetically got on the floor and did whatever chicken dance they could come up with because they were so inspired by the music. It was great! Ernesto and I believe that the ceremony was for us and the reception was for our guests. By all accounts: mission accomplished! The dance floor was full and smiles were abounding in the room.
We also thoroughly enjoyed the gospel choir. People could not believe how great the choir sounded and they loved the spirit that the singing brought to the event. The entry with clapping was at first a shock to many but then they began to understand the singing we were bringing to this special time.
Overall, I think things went great. Ernesto and I truly appreciate your help in getting all of the entertainment organized. We had a really great experience.
Angela and Ernesto - Bride and Broom
11/06/11 - Belzberg-King Wedding @ Private Home - Beverly Hills, CA
The band was incredible! Everyone asked who they were, amazing. Thank u!!!!
Comments from the bride
11/03/11 Retirement Dinner @ Jonathan Club - Los Angeles, CA
Just wanted to let you know that the band was great. They arrived on time, set up quickly, looked great and their sound was terrific. Thank you for sending me this trio which was perfect for the occasion.
10/29/11 - Bal-Gruber Wedding @ Pelican Hill - Newport Coast, CA
Blacklist was terrific! Everyone loved the music and it was a dance party all night! We received many compliments on the band throughout the evening.
Thanks for the well wishes. We are on our honeymoon and having a blast!
10/29/11 - Nicosia Party @ Mesa Verde Country Club
The band was great, Rick was super accommodating and helpful. The attendees - young and old - LOVED the music and danced until the very end. My mom had a great time and we really appreciate you all making it special given the circumstances, it was awesome.
Cheers until the next party.
9/24/11 - Bajpai-Perry Wedding @ Ritz Carlton - Laguna Niguel, CA
The band was perfect for the crowd and able to play all our requests so well. Everyone danced all night! We got so many compliments on the music. People were asking how to get the Cowling Band out to the East Coast for upcoming weddings!!
Kiya - Bride
9/24/11 - Rolle' Birthday Celebration @ Four Seasons Biltmore - Montecito, CA
I must tell you what a fabulous party Gary's 70th was at the Biltmore in Santa Barbara on September 24th. Most of the perfection was due to the Impulse Band. WOW!! They could not have been more perfect.
The letters, emails and phone calls from all our guests said that they loved being at this party, and especially were raving about your band. Gary and I loved every song and their musicianship was spot on. Thanks so much to Impulse Band and to you for suggesting them!!
Della and Gary Rolle'
9/17/11 - Mack-Rotter Meeting @ Fairmont Miramar Hotel - Santa Monica, CA
Thanks for an amazing wedding. Rick and his band were incredible. They were absolutely awesome and everyone from Chicago is still talking about them. I don't think the dance floor was vacant for a minute.
Please send our regards to Rick and the band for the totally insane job they did.
Thanks so much,
9/17/11 Tormey-Margolis Wedding @ St. Regis Monarch Beach - Dana Point, CA
BEST TIME OF MY LIFE on Saturday! The JB Project was incredible and the biggest hit of the evening. Every single guest said it was the THE best band they had ever heard…the dancing never stopped! As an event planner myself, I can honestly say that I was blown away with the energy that evening! The talent of your bands continue to get better and better through the years. Thank you to your entire team for all of the support, ideas and input leading up to my wedding day. The combination of the String Quartet and Pianist for the Ceremony music was unbelievably beautiful and romantic. I felt like time stood still when I walked down the aisle to The Ludlows from Legends of the Fall. The Latin Guitarist at Cocktails was a very fun, sexy sound that enhanced the energy before the dancing reception. I LOVED everything and my guests did too! I've booked West Coast Music for clients for years, and it was so special to finally have your musicians be a significant part of the most special day of my life. You guys are the absolute best….thank you, thank you, thank you!
Angela Tormey Margolis - Bride
9/16/11 - Adams-Barry Wedding @ Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
The band was excellent! They really were the highlight of our wedding. Everyone has been talking about how great they were.
Jennifer - Bride
9/10/11 - Drell-Tario Wedding @ Terranea Resort - Rancho Palos Verdes
One word, AMAZING.
The band was far beyond our wildest expectations. We were floored by how well they covered the popular songs of today and yesterday. Their stage presence and energy was intense from the beginning of the reception to the end and they were all very nice and outgoing people.
Over the past few days since our marriage we’ve received tons of comments regarding the wedding. However the one that keeps coming up is how fantastic our band was, they really did complete the event for us. We would HIGHLY recommend The Cowling band to any of our family, friends and work colleagues.
Considering there were executives from Universal Music, Interscope Records, Concord Records and various other entertainment companies in attendance. They all hit me up in one way or another about our band selection. I’d say that’s pretty impressive to say the least.
Thank you again very much!
Josh - Groom
9/10/11 - Evans-Zapata Wedding @ Saint Malo Beach (Private Community) - Oceanside, CA
Truly no words can describe the talent and performance that Impulse provided us on our special day. They are phenomenal in every way imaginable. Guests cannot stop taking about the evening and how incredible the band was. I shall share your name with the world. Thank you so much for your services.
Peace and love,
9/10/11 - 80th Birthday Party @ Private Home - Los Angeles, CA
I just wanted to let you know how fantastic the music was today. The doo-wop quartet was a lot of fun, and Tony and his blues band blew everyone away. You are 2 for 2, so we will definitely call you again next time we need some great entertainment.
9/10/11 - Bar Mitzvah for Jacob Meserve @ Montage Hotel - Beverly Hills, CA
The band was wonderful! Rick was a terrific performer, a great spirit and made everything run smoothly. The playlist was great and we even got a few people dancing at the very end.
9/07/11 - Google Inc. Awards Night @ Terranea Resort - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Thank you so much for your assistance with Google. Your musicians were professional and rocked the house from the cocktail hour to the last note during the afterglow party.
I can’t wait to have you and your team of professionals back on property with us again soon.
Nichelle Travis - conference services manager at Terranea (James Gang + Design Sound)
9/04/11 Wedding @ Calamigos Ranch - Malibu, CA
As mother of the groom, I thought the evening was PERFECT, and the only regret I have is not saying "thank you" to each and every member of the band. Many of those present called me later to say how wonderful the music was. One friend in particular--who attends MANY weddings--commented that it was the best wedding she ever attended because of these musicians!
(1 O'Clock Band)
9/04/11 - Levit-Leventhal Wedding @ Four Seasons Hotel - Westlake, CA
We are still in awe of the amazing night West Coast Music created for our Wedding. We are still receiving compliments about how wonderful Blacklist was. They were absolutely perfect and helped to make our wedding the best night ever! They got the crowd going and had the entire wedding on the dance floor the whole night! We are thrilled with how everything turned out and we truly cannot thank you enough! We had an amazing time at our wedding! It was a true pleasure to work with the entire West Coast Music team. We hope you are around when we have children one day and they get married!
9/03/11 - DeStefano-Quinn Wedding @ Hummingbird Nest Ranch - Simi Valley, CA
The band was simply put...PERFECT!
Nikki and I loved them which is obviously the most important, but every single guest young or old and everything in between was in agreement with their voices, sound and overall energy.
From the introductions with Dynamite to our wedding song You and Me to James Taylor and literally everything during their set we were overjoyed with.
Thank you to Impulse and Jim a million times over!
The wedding was a smashing success and the most important day for Nik and I and everyone at West Coast Music played a part.
Sincerely, Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Quinn - Bride & Groom (Impulse)
9/03/11 - Dow-Zublena Wedding @ Four Seasons Biltmore - Montecito, CA
The band was fantastic! The music and vocals were great and all of the band members were lovely people as well. Guillaume and I have only great things to say and I think the rest of the guests would agree!
Thanks for all of your efforts to accommodate all of our requests! We really appreciate it!
Christina Dow - Bride
8/27/11 Gordon-Solanki Wedding @ Private Home - Los Angeles
We could not have been happier with the music! It was incredible.
8/27/11 Weinder-Feldman Wedding @ Brentwood Country Club
Hope all is well. Josh and I just wanted to personally THANK YOU for providing us with the BEST wedding band I have ever heard in my life!! We were beyond thrilled with the music, and everyone is still talking about it. Since most of Josh's side are New Yorkers, they haven't heard this band before, and they were floored. It was the best night of my life, and the band was a HUGE part of that.
Thanks for all your support and hard work, and please thank the band members for us as well!!!!!
We appreciate the music!!!!!!!!!!
8/21/11 Karr-Rosenson Wedding @ Four Seasons Biltmore - Montecito, CA
The band was FANTASTIC! They were on time, set up and played their hearts out! The guests, bride & groom and myself LOVED them.
I look forward to the next time with Blacklist and would highly recommend them and you to my other clients.
Thank you again for your attention to detail.
All my best,
8/20/11 - Davis-Abrams Wedding @ Mountain Gate Country Club - Los Angeles, CA
The band was amazing! Everyone kept coming up to me asking where we found the band and saying how great they were. I have to say, I grew up watching party bands play festivals in the midwest, and I've gone to a lot of concerts, and I'm a musician myself and have a very critical ear when it comes to cover bands. The 1 O'Clock Band was incredible! The musicianship was among the best I've seen, the sound mix was perfect (I use to mix Front Of House for concerts while in college and I still work as a sound engineer), the song flow was great! At one point I thought the band was on a break and the song Come Away With Me by Norah Jones started playing, then I glanced up and realized it was the band playing it, that's how good they were! The dance floor was full all night, everyone has been telling us that they danced more at our wedding than any other weddings they've been to.
I can't thank you both enough for all your help. West Coast Music delivered the best band imaginable for our wedding, and if I ever have an occasion to be able to hire live musicians for an event you will definitely get a call from me. If you need or want a testimonial please use anything I've said in this email or I can write something more specific. I would recommend The 1 O'Clock Band and West Coast Music to anyone looking for entertainment for an event. In my mind live musicians are the only way to go! I can't wait to get the video footage back from our videographer so I can check out the band since I was busy dancing.
Thank you again so much,
Dan - Groom
8/20/11 - Fox-Stenzler Wedding @ The Resort at Pelican Hill - Laguna, CA
We wanted to thank you and the band again for the most magnificent evening we could have ever imagined on August 20th. The James Gang Band lived up to the expectations and actually superseded them! We continue to hear wonderful compliments about how well you guys performed, and it makes us so happy.
The rendition they performed of “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele, was the most amazing cover we have ever heard. Many people thought it was the DJ playing the record… thought you'd be pleased to hear that.
Marc Stenzler - Groom
8/20/11 Kirschenmann-Hornbuckle Wedding @ Four Seasons Biltmore - Montecito, CA
We cannot thank you enough for all your help and guidance to make our wedding one of the most fun of all time! The band was absolutely the BEST we could have gotten and worked our lively crowd all night!
Rick is amazing. The most widely paid compliment was hands down about our band! They were beyond awesome! Thank you!
Christy & Matt - Bride and Groom
8/20/11 Skalka-Tulumello Wedding @ Moose Head Ranch - Jacksonhole, WY
We wanted to send our deep appreciation to your team at West Coast Music, and most importantly, the musicians who play with Side Effect. They performed at our August wedding at Moose Head Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming -- and they rocked the park! Our guests were blown away by their talent, professionalism and good humor. They kept our crew on the dance floor throughout the night. And they played our special songs -- including our first dance tune, Ribbon in the Sky -- with such warm feeling.
We are so grateful to have shared the evening with them, and we wish the band much success in the future.
Many, many thanks,
Jennifer and Drew T. - Bride @ Groom (Side Effect)
The band was AMAZING!!! I cannot give you feedback other than raving positive reviews. Jenn, Drew, and all of their guests danced the night away, they sounded amazing, and were incredibly gracious and wonderful to work with. I hope I can get you guys back to Jackson again and again and of course I wish I could get remarried and have them for my wedding band! We definitely had very happy clients and that is always a wonderful thing to hear the day after events. Thanks for checking in on things and please thank the band members again for being so professional and wonderful to work with.
All the best,
8/20/11 Tusinski-Ennis Wedding @ Four Seasons Biltmore - Montecito, CA
The band and music were unbelievable! I knew from the start that the music would be great...especially after my first meeting with Jim. However, my husband was a little more skeptical, and kept wanting me to email Jim what sounds he wanted played, etc. to make sure the music was good. If you ask the band members or anyone at the wedding reception, my husband did not get off the dance floor all night long. He (like me and all the other guests) could not stop talking about how good they were! The sound was amazing, and the choice of songs was great for a wide range of people.
8/14/11 Saal/Lau Wedding @ Bacara Resort, Santa Barbara, CA
This is just a short note to let you know how incredible the band and strings were. The Cowling Band set a tone for a high energy dance party that was perfect. The attendees never sat down. The dance floor was full and tables empty. For myself and my family we never left the dance floor the whole night other than for "foot breaks" and hydration. The music set the tone for an evening that will leave in our memories forever. Words can not describe how we feel. Dan and Rachel had the time of their lives. Thank you for contributing to our family's memory banks.
8/13/11 - Delaney-Friedauer Wedding @ Pelican Hill Resort - Newport Beach, CA
I just wanted to send a quick note to say how fantastic Rick & his band were at my wedding. They set the tone for the whole evening. I cannot tell you how many people came up to me and said " I had to turn around to see if that was a CD or the band." They were just that FANTASTIC.
My New Jersey friends and family were in awe of the Seger, Springsteen & Sting songs that the band was able to perform with ease. I could not have been any happier with the band. The best compliment I can pass on is that everyone told me the biggest complaint they had at our wedding was our dance floor was too small!
8/13/11 - Francois Birthday Party @ St. Regis Monarch Beach - Dana Point, CA
Just wanted to say thank you. The band was incredible and did such a great job. We had so much fun. As usual, you never disappoint!
8/13/11 - Landau-Griffin Wedding @ Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA
My daughter, Lauren, got engaged in June 2010 and my husband and I were at a wedding, the same month, where James Gang was the band. We were so blown away by the group that I booked the band, literally, before we had the date or the venue for Lauren's wedding.
As I encountered other vendors while planning the wedding, they would ask me who the band was and when I told them, they would say things like "oh, then you don't have to worry about another thing!" These were professionals who had been part of hundreds, if not thousands, of weddings. I knew I had been impressed with James Gang, but this, from a pretty jaded wedding industry, was astounding.
The band was beyond my, wildly inflated, expectations! I can't tell you how many of my guest came up during the evening to ask me "where did you get this group?" "They are the best band ever".
Jim and his office are a pleasure to work with. They are extremely professional and everything went off without a hitch.
If you're looking for a place to book music, and the music is important to you, look no further. You have found the best of the best.
7/30/11 - Old Globe Theatre - 2011 Gala @ The Old Globe Theatre - San Diego, CA
When everyone was leaving the theatre and the band started playing it also starting to rain……I was very nervous about everyone leaving because the play was a little bit of a downer and the rain didn’t help. But thank goodness the rain stopped as quickly as it began and the band was ROCKIN’! The décor was beautiful outside, but it was really just the band that totally changed the mood of everyone to “LET’S PARTY”! They were amazing! I went up to several of them afterwards and thanked them, but please pass on again my congratulations and thanks for really making the party fun and turning a potentially party turn off to a total turn on.
Comments from Sheryl White - Event Chairman (Impulse)
7/17/11 Kaufman-Buchman Wedding @ Sinai Temple
The band was awesome. Everyone was dancing until the very end. They played songs that I didn't even think could be played. I danced so much that my mom had to twice tighten my dress because I was getting skinnier throughout the night from all the dancing. My husband's family and friends from Tampa, Florida were very impressed by the band. They had never heard anything like it in Tampa. The band really made the evening.
Thank you for making my wedding night so special. Please pass along this e-mail to Jim. He is a pleasure to work with and I hope I have the opportunity to work with him again.
7/16/11 - Mashburn-Pederson Wedding @ Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
They were amazing. We had nothing but rave reviews for them. They were just absolutely awesome.
7/16/11 - Rosenthal-Fisher Wedding @ Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA
BEST BAND OF A LIFETIME!
They were ABSOLUTELY incredible- every one of my 300 guests said they were just the best, and with all my heart I have to say THANK YOU! They honestly made my whole wedding a dream come true because, as Jim knows, ALL I cared about was having the best dance party!
The music for my wedding was flawless, and the band was incredible.
BEST night of my life.
HUGE and SINCERE thank you.
If you need any testimonials for this band I'm your girl.
Samantha Rosenthal - Bride (JB Project)
7/16/11 - Rosen-Beiley Wedding @ Four Seasons Biltmore - Montecito, CA
Rick Cowling and the band were FANTASTIC!!! Everyone loved them and they really made it a great party. If there wasn't a curfew, I think everyone would still be dancing.
7/09/11 - Liebert-Heyman Wedding @ Hillcrest Country Club - Los Angeles, CA
It was amazing! We have had nothing but rave reviews from our guests. From the orchestra, to the reception music, to James Gang Encore, it was truly fantastic!
Thanks so much. We hope we will have the pleasure of doing another event with WCM!
Debbie - Mother of the Bride
7/03/11 - Cohen-Fink Wedding @ Beverly Hills Hotel - Beverly Hills, CA
I want to say that the music surpassed all expectations. It went seamlessly and there was not one dull moment. Every one enjoyed themselves. The band was wonderful. We had rave revues about the Spanish guitarist. People went wild for him and the Israeli singer. I want to thank Jim for all the effort organization and great music. The timing was wonderful.
With great appreciation to your whole team. I hope we can celebrate again soon!
Doritte - Mother of the Bride (Cowling Band)
6/26/11 - des Barres-Nadel Wedding @ Maribou Lake - Agoura Hills, CA
There is only one word to describe the band. AMAZING!!!!!!!!! They were absolutely fabulous and after their very first song everyone at the wedding was already commenting to us that we had the best band they have ever heard. Their positive energy was a blessing and we truly believe they made the night for us and our guests!
Thank you so much and we will be recommending you to EVERYONE we know!!!
6/26/11 - 90th Birthday Luncheon @ Private Home, Los Angeles
WCM provided the most wonderful musicians for our recent family event. Given a request for a group who could perform relatively unusual, even somewhat obscure international music, WCM answered the request exquisitely. The musicians were delightful, professional, and personable, and their repertoire and expertise were phenomenal! Jim E. and his staff are responsive, helpful and a pleasure with whom to work.
Judy S. (European Trio)
6/25/11 - Rudofsky-Kramer Wedding @ The Resort at Pelican Hill - Newport, CA
I just wanted to say thank and tell you how amazing you and the band were at our wedding on June 25th at Pelican! ALL of our guests are raving about how great the band was! We had such a good time! The band really does make the party - thank you for making it an awesome one! Please thank they rest of the "Gang" for me!
All the best,
6/18/11 – Amon-Coby Wedding @ Jonathan Club - Downtown LA
They were amazing. Because of them, we had the "Big Fat Catholic Wedding" we hoped for. Please tell Jim how much we appreciate his help and input. The evening went perfectly and the band was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!!!!
Kris Amon - Mother of the Bride (Impulse)
6/4/11 - 100th Anniversary of Los Angeles Country Club - Los Angeles, CA
I wanted to thank you and Encore for the fabulous performance at The Los Angeles Country Club's 100th Anniversary Celebration on June 4, 2011. It was a memorable event for us and one that will go down in history as one of the greatest memories had at LACC. The band was a pleasure to work with and truly helped to make this event such a great success. Or members have been raving about the band's performance and versatile music. We home this is the first of many events we will be using them.
6/4/11 – Razavi-Simkin Wedding @ Coronado Island Marriott – Coronado, CA
We just wanted to let you know that we absolutely loved the band. They were fantastic, professional, and went above and beyond for us. They really made our wedding amazing, and we got so many compliments on them.
Sherri Razavi - Bride (Cowling Band)
6/3/11 – GMP Securities 15th Anniversary Party @ The Grand Theatre - Alberta, Canada
Thank you so much for the great job last night with your band. They were truly fantastic! Impulse is definitely a band to keep high on the list for all of our clients.
What great energy, talent and fun!!!
Thanks a lot!
5/21/11 - Block-Poore Wedding @ Dawn Ranch Lodge - Guerneville, CA
Wow. Words cannot express what an incredible performance Impulse gave at our wedding on Saturday night. From the moment we walked into the tent, everyone was blown away by the band, and the rest of the night proved to be the greatest rock concert any of our guests have ever attended. Everyone agreed it was the best wedding band they had ever seen, and many guests commented that they felt they had a personal connection with the band members that truly enhanced the experience. Our first dance song was executed perfectly, the song we performed with the band was a total blast, and the song selections throughout the evening kept the dance floor packed and the energy high all night.
Thank you thank you thank you for helping make our wedding not only the best day of our lives, but also the most fun.
All the best,
5/21/11 - McDonald-Cruden Wedding @ The Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Beach, CA
Sound was great! Sean was awesome to work with – I love Blacklist!!!!!
5/21/11 - Moore-Bergeron Wedding @ Lodge at Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA
The Cowling band was incredible! Rick is so pleasant to work with!
Thank you so much,
5/14/11 - Driscoll/Terrazas Wedding @ California Club, Los Angeles, CA
Jim……well, let's just say that as I was leaving the club on Saturday night, an employee pulled me aside and told me that , in his opinion, it was the best wedding reception the club had ever had!
5/14/11 - Mumma-Steen Wedding @ Gavin Herbert, San Clemente, CA
Shelby and I were delighted at the band's performance, demeanor, and energy throughout the evening. Everyone that we speak to says the band was a highlight of the night and that was our goal when we approached West Coast Music. Please thank Jim for his guidance and we will be recommending you to any friends who wish to have an amazing experience as well.
5/14/11 - Scott-Leeney Wedding @ Los Angeles Country Club, Los Angeles, CA
Side Effect was AWESOME!!!! They were amazing. We loved them and so did our guests. I can't tell you how many people came up to me during the reception to tell me how much they loved the band. I would definitely recommend them to friends. Please let everyone know they did a GREAT job. Thank you!!!!!
5/14/11 - St. Mary's School Fundraiser @ John Wayne Airport - Atlantic Aviation
They were amazing! We have gotten so many compliments. Thank you thank you!!!
Sutton Stracke - event chairman (James Gang)
5/7/11 - Cullen/Knott Wedding @ Meadowood Resort, St. Helena, CA
Great and Great!! Thank you. They were so pleasant as well. Client loved them!!!
Melissa - Coordinator (James Gang)
4/30/11 - Madden-Anderson Wedding @ Sony Studios, Culver City, CA
They were fantastic. All ages dancing and singing non stop. Loved them and everyone was so excited to have live music. They were the best band anyone has seen in years
Jamie - Mother of the Bride (Side Effect)
4/30/11 - Street Party Celebration for Grand Opening of Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, CA
The Street Party Celebration was one of the most spectacular events Sequoia Productions has produced, none of which would have been possible without the dedication and hard work of you and your team.
This event is very dear to our hearts, as one of the most important things in this world is the health and happiness of children. With your help, we were able to produce this extraordinary event; but more than that, we all also contributed to a greater cause --- assisting in the grand opening of a state-of-the-art hospital for children.
On behalf of the entire Sequoia Productions team, we cannot thank you and your company enough, for staying true to the vision. We have received rave reviews regarding everyone’s hard work towards the Street Party Celebration and creating some of the most memorable moments in our community. Thank you!!!
The Sequoia Productions Team (JB Project)
4/09/11 - Hong-DeMartino Wedding @ Langham Hotel, Pasadena, CA
The James Gang Encore band was amazing. They had my guests up dancing through the entire wedding. Everyone enjoyed the music -- the guests and I agree -- Best Band Ever!!
4/09/11 - Vintage Club - Event On The Court @ Vintage Club, Indian Wells, CA
It was a pleasure meeting you last night and I’m still blown away by surprises you brought us without much notice. Your band and the gentlemen in the zoot suits singing with Dan McGinnis made the party a real success.
I have had three friends ask for your name for parties they are throwing this summer, and my co-hosts want to bring Black List back for next year’s Rendezvous.
You and your company were wonderful to deal with and I’ll look forward to seeing you again at the next Vintage party.
4/02/11 - Wedding of Halley Giles & James Johnson @ Crescent Court Hotel, Dallas, TX
We just recently had The Cowling Band come from LA to play at my wedding in Dallas, TX. I had heard how great they were and knew I had to have them for my wedding. They were beyond amazing!! The dance floor was packed and people were constantly asking me who the band was. People were coming up to me and telling me it was the best wedding they had ever been to. I know The Cowling Band played a huge part in that! They were THAT good. The only thing I regret is that we didn't book them for longer. When they finished at 12:30 no one wanted them to quit playing! My mom asked them to play one more song, and they did, which was great. They were extremely professional and accommodating. I don't think there is anything they can't play! I really just can't say enough about them. Highly, highly recommended.
Halley - Bride (Cowling Band)
3/12/11 - Fred Segal - Fred Segal 50th Anniversary Party @ Beach Club, Santa Monica, CA
The band was terrific!! We had an exceptional time and the energy was amazing. Thank you so much!
3/04/11 - DeBartolo Family Foundation Gala @ The A La Carte Event Pavillion, Tampa, FL
GREAT SHOW! Loved the Jersey Boys especially. Thank you for coming to Tampa again and providing excellence and incredible professionalism. Round two, fabulous performance. Your team was outstanding!
2/25/11 - The 106th Bachelor's Ball @ Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, CA
According to past ball chairs the two most important elements for a successful Ball are good liquor and a great band. Everything else is just flair. Without your help and the amazing performance of the James Gang Encore Band we would have been missing the crucial second part of the success recipe.
2/13/11 - Valentine's Day Celebration - Sherwood Country Club
Second year, great job on music selection, playing and vocals. More of an album “deep cuts” feel rather than the usual standards which kept the older material sounding fresh.
Thanks again to the guys who were completely professional.
2/12/11 - Kahane-Smith Wedding @ Four Seasons, Beverly Hills, CA
Sara and I are on our honeymoon right now, but we wanted to take a minute to email you and thank you for everything. The band was absolutely incredible! EVERYONE at our wedding could not stop talking about how good they were. One of our guests is an executive VP at universal music group and he said they were by far the best cover band he has ever heard. Several of our friends are getting married within the next year and they all requested the bands info so you should be getting some referrals. Thank you again for everything. The band made the night!
2/12/11 - Sporn-Manacher Wedding @ Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA
The band was absolutely amazing and we got great feedback from our guests. The ceremony was wonderful as well unfortunately I was so nervous that I don’t really remember anything but from what I was told it was beautiful and I can’t wait to see it on the wedding video:)
Thanks again for all your help.
Dana (Cowling Band)
1/30/11 - SAG Awards @ Shrine Auditorium
The Band was AWESOME...once again people LOVED IT. I would figure next award season we will be back. They were amazing.
Kelly Austing - Manager, Creative Development - IN STYLE MAGAZINE (Impulse)
1/29/11 - Gala Opening of Valley Performing Arts Center, California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA
Rave reviews across the board! People danced, the floor was crowded with happy people all night! The sound was great! The band played all the right songs. I just have nothing but positive feedback from our guests, staff and my own experience as a guest at the event. We were delighted!
1/16/11 - Golden Globes Awards Reception for In Style & Time Warner @ Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, CA
Hello all. I just wanted to send you a note to thank each and every one of you and all of your staff for what we are calling a flawless party. I am not sure if anyone saw the coverage on the party but it was rocking into the wee hours of the morning. The party this year was a HUGE success for us and what we are coining as one of if not the best we have ever had. Everything just WORKED! People were in awe of the décor, entertainment, food, etc... and I know each and everyone of you had a part in making the night the success it was. As I explained to someone, we have an exceptional team who has worked together for a long time but it is more family than anything and we are touched by how much hard work you all put into this project. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for everything and it as always was a huge pleasure to work with each and every one of you. Not sure how we outdo this year but I know we will try! Xo
Kelly Austing - Manager, Creative Development - IN STYLE MAGAZINE (Impulse)
12/18/10 - Richards/Reimer Wedding @ Four Seasons, Los Angeles, CA
The music was incredible! The ceremony and cocktail musicians played beautifully. The James Gang and the Gypsy King guitarist were unbelievable. You can't imagine the number of compliments we have received on the band, and our guests were on the dance floor the entire night!
Thank you to you, Jim, the musicians, and the entire West Coast team for making our wedding an incredibly fun party! It was exactly what we had hoped for!
12/18/10 - Thomas Properties Company Party @ Los Angeles Country Club
The band was unbelievable – they were really great! Every person at the party has come up to me and commented on the band. Thanks again, and let Jim know how incredible they were and how smooth they made things flow that evening.
Sara Hurley (Solo Pianist & Cowling Band)
11/13/10 - Fives/Maas Wedding @ Hillcrest Country Club, Los Angeles, CA
Last night's wedding was spectacular. A large part of this is because West Coast Music and the Side Effect Band were outstanding! Everyone loved the music, all of the singers and musicians were wonderful and everyone had a great time!
Thank you for making Michael and Theresa's wedding an affair to remember.
I look forward to working with you for all of my happy occasions.
11/06/10 - Ben Razin's Bar Mitzvah @ St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa
The band was AMAZING, AWESOME, UNBELIEVABLE - the highlight of the evening. Everyone cannot stop talking about how incredible they were. Thank you so much for making the party!!!
PLEASE feel free to have anyone call me anytime. I would love to rave about the James Gang Band and your services!!
Ali (Voodoo Lounge Quartet & James Gang)
11/06/10 - Robin/Aires Wedding @ St. Regis Monarch Beach, Dana Point, CA
The band was truly PHENOMENAL!!! We were SO impressed and happy with the music for our special day. Many of our guests told us it was the best band they've ever heard and it felt like they were at a live concert.
10/29/10 - Simon/Bullock Wedding @ Terranea Resort, Los Angeles, CA
We had so much fun. They were amazing!!! We will recommend them to everyone. Thank you!
FANTASTIC. Everyone loved them!!!!!
Robert T. Simon (Blacklist)
10/23/10 - Chez/Malkin Post Nuptial Reception @ Private Residence, Los Angeles, CA
The band was outstanding!!!!!!!!
10/23/10 - Rauner/Brewer Wedding @ Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai, CA
The band was incredible - everyone raved about them! They definitely read the crowd and were able to keep everyone on the dance floor. And the James Gang was so great to prepare our first dance song for us - we and all of our guests were dancing until the very end, loving every minute of it!
Elizabeth Rauner (James Gang)
10/22/10 - Dick/Erzen Wedding @ Four Seasons Biltmore, Montecito, CA
Let me begin by thanking Jim for his impeccable service. He was readily available to answer our questions and help create a perfect ensemble and timeline for the evening. Having a dance set before the first course was served was crucial. This set the tone for the entire evening of non-stop fun! The energy, song selections and musicians were exceptional. People of all ages, shapes and sizes were on the dance floor the whole night smiling from ear to ear. My husband and I spent most of our night on the dance floor too. Now every time I hear a song that was played at the reception I remember our perfect wedding night!
Thank you West Coast Music! You made our night and memories for a lifetime.
Jane Erzen (James Gang)
10/16/10 - Wagman/Ellenbogen Wedding @ Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Beach, CA
We heard repeatedly from all of our guests that "Impulse was the best band ever!" We echo all of their sentiments. Impulse was by far the best band EVER! They were incredibly talented, versatile, not to mention very good looking. Thanks for the wonderful suggestion, Jim. We wanted all of our guests to be on the dance floor and that's exactly what happened. We had the most amazing party of our lives.
Thank you West Coast and Impulse.
The Ellenbogen's (Impulse)
Please extend a special thanks to Jim, for directing us to the FABULOUS Impulse Band....really a treat for all to listen and dance to such accomplished musicians and vocalist.
Their sound, their range and their arrangements were truly amazing!!
10/9/10 - 1st Year Wedding Anniversary Party @ Private Home, Dallas, TX
It was fantastic!! Impulse band was absolutely amazing!
Thank you for everything!
Mary Wright Shah - Diamond Affairs (Impulse)
10/9/10 - 50th Birthday Celebration @ Seven Degrees, Laguna Beach, CA
"This is the second time I have used your services for the hiring of a stellar band. Once again, you have exceeded my client's expectations! The talent of your band is exceptional but the passion and fun your bands provide is infectious! You can't help but have a great time! An event planner is only as good as the talent they hire. Thanks for helping me make a hugely successful event for yet another client!"
10/9/10 – Poms/Nino Wedding @ Blackswan Lake, Calistoga, CA
Blacklist was the absolute perfect and best choice we could have made for music at our wedding. They were entertaining and just all around fantastic. All of our guests, were raving about the band. We have even had requests for our playlist! Thank you and Jim so much for everything. I don't know if you can get word to Blacklist, but I wanted to thank them again for learning "My Wish". It was the perfect touch for our family and bridal party dance.
The band and sound team were fabulous, truly a pleasure to work with! I would love to work with them both again. Stay in touch.
Rebecca Feeney - Custom Event Group (Blacklist & Design Sound)
10/9/10 - Urbieta/Bazavilvazo Wedding @ Four Seasons Biltmore, Montecito, CA
The music was phenomenal! The transition between the english and spanish music was seamless! People were raving about how wonderful the band was, and many are still talking about you! I've had a ton of requests for your information! Thanks again for everything! You made our wedding an amazingly fun night!
(James Gang & Mambo Kings Quintet & Barbara Morrison)
10/2/10 Ben Fried'S Bat Mitzvah @ Private Home, Los Angeles, CA
The band was beyond compare on Saturday night at Ben's bar mitzvah. They ran the show smoothly, sounded fantastic, and I am in love with Brandi's voice - I could have listened to her all night. The whole thing - from the voodoo lounge, to the band doing the rocking hora, to the song choices, to the way everything flowed were spectacular.
Jake, the beatboxer was so generous to let Ben be the spotlight in his act - he was amazing and harmonized with my son in a way that made it seem like they had been beatboxing together their whole lives.
Jim did the music for my wedding 16 years ago, and I knew that I would not be disappointed at this event either. My only complaint is that the evening went by far too quickly and as the hostess, I couldn't just sit with my glass of wine and listen all night long.
9/25/10 – Estevez/Huffman Wedding @ Bacara Resort & Spa, Santa Barbara, CA
They were amazing!! I wish they could have played longer!! Everyone loved them and was dancing up a storm ;))
9/25/10 - Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego @ Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
I loved the band and so did everyone else! The music selection was perfect and all ages were out on the dance floor!! I will definitely be using them again. I have been receiving phone calls and e-mails for three days now raving about the party and every one mentions the band first.
9/18/10 – Doan/Hsu Wedding @ Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA
I wanted to let you know that Rick and the band were amazing on Saturday. They all sounded fantastic and Rick's attitude was incredible. I look forward to working with you again.
9/18/10 - Melikian/Zinkin Wedding @ Private Home, Fresno, CA
I would like to thank you so much for everything! Our wedding was absolutely amazing......thanks to your wonderful band!! They were phenomenal!! Everyone was asking who the band was and where they were from, etc. The band played perfectly for our guests. Everything flowed perfectly and they were great with all of our guests and the children too! Thanks again for all your help with the planning and coordinating of the schedule. We hope to have another excuse to use you guys in the future! Maybe for our children's weddings someday!
All my Best,
9/11/10 – 60th Birthday Party @ McCune Mansion, Salt Lake City, UT
They were terrific. Loved it and everyone had fun. Client was very happy. Thanks for everything!
Lillie Garrido – Soiree Productions (Cowling Band)
9/5/10 – Mercer/Fernandez Wedding @ Saddlerock Ranch, Malibu, CA
Absolutely fabulous. Everyone is talking about how great the band was! I think the dance floor was full the whole night!
Kaie Mercer (James Gang)
9/5/10 – Rinkey/First Wedding @ Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
Lindy and I want to thank you for recommending we work with Blacklist for our wedding. They were truly outstanding. Everyone at the wedding couldn’t believe how great they were (we even heard the same from people not at the wedding). They knew the right things to play at the right time, sounded amazing, had enthusiasm and played music that was very current (too our surprise!) and in line with what we indicated we liked. I would recommend people work with you and Blacklist every time.
I wanted to tell you how great the band was last night. Everyone was raving what a great band, the music kept the party rocking. Sean was totally professional and fantastic to work with.
9/5/10 – Rosenblatt/LaBranche Wedding @ Four Season, LA
It was the best night of my life and the music was amazing! Tell the band they made the night!
Jennifer Rosenblatt (Cowling Band)
9/5/10 – Schaefer/De Falle Wedding @ Bacara Resort & Spa, Santa Barbara, CA
I actually had planned to contact West Coast Music because I wanted to let you know how AMAZING the band was! There's a bar below where our reception was held and the bartenders told us that it was the best band they've ever heard play at Bacara. My dad actually asked me if our father/daughter dance was a recording or if it was really the band playing. And I literally did not leave the dance floor the entire night. I can't say better things about James Gang Encore...they had so much energy and just sounded fantastic at EVERYTHING, which is crazy because they played such a variety of songs. They were awesome, so thank you for making my wedding so much fun!!
9/4/10 - Private Dinner/Dancing Party @ Private Home, Bel Air, CA
Please thank the band again for me for a wonderful night of music.
Lori Johnson (Blacklist)
8/28/10 – Cherrie/Keber Wedding @ Four Seasons Biltmore - Montecito, CA
The band was FANTASTIC!!! They were absolutely amazing. We have received countless compliments. People said it was the best wedding they had ever been to because the band was that great. They loved how they started off with the high energy dance set and the first song being by The Black Eyed Peas. People said that they had never seen so many people dance right from the start. The Motown Quartet was also such a perfect add in. They appealed to all ages and they were all such amazing singers. People said they forgot they were at a wedding because it felt like a concert. These were the exact responses we were hoping to receive and we got them.
8/28/10 - Karavas/Dragicevich Wedding @ Cicada Restaurant, Los Angeles, CA
I just wanted to thank you for helping to make my wedding a huge success!
Kristine and Karleen - thank you so much for responding so quickly to all of my emails and for being so on top of my requests. You were always very friendly and accommodating on the phone and I really appreciate it.
Jim - where do I begin! Thank you for always making time for me and for lending your expertise to my timeline and music selections. I love how hands on you are with your clients...it shows how much you truly care.
AJ and the band - Phenomenal! I am still receiving calls about the band and how incredible they were. They are so talented and AJ really got the crowd going. No one wanted them to leave! I also really appreciate them working on my requests for the wedding on such short notice. They did a fabulous job and were the highlight of the reception. Music is very important to me, and while I knew they would be great, I had no idea just how great they would be. The band took it to another level!
"Soul Review" did an outstanding job! We were more than pleased. Everyone was on the dance floor all night long. We really appreciate the professionalism.
Evangeline Karavas (Soul Review)
8/21/10 – Feld/Bernstein Wedding @ Beverly Hills Hotel, LA
Everyone cannot stop raving about how wonderful the band was. We all just loved it! As the bride, I of course, feel like the night flew by, but honestly, just last night I got a message about how much they loved the band (2 weeks later!!). They are just sensational! Thank you so much for everything!!!
Emily Feld (Cowling Band)
8/21/10 - Fromm/Flagg Wedding @ Four Seasons, LA
"Harlan and I want to thank you for everything. The band and the music was absolutely incredible and everyone was raving about them.
Maren and Harlan Flagg (James Gang)
8/21/10 - Ransdell/Duca Wedding @ Lakeside Country Club, Burbank, CA
"Hi Jim – I just wanted let you know that “Side Effect” was absolutely FANTASTIC at our wedding at Lakeside Golf Club! The
Just wanted to let you know we greatly appreciated their professionalism, the energy they brought and how much they really made our wedding party a great big party! Hope to see you around and I wanted to thank you personally for all your assistance in helping put things together."
Ryan Ransdell (Side Effect)
8/14/10 - Bryan/Capuzzi Wedding @ St. Regis Monarch Beach, Dana Point, CA
I wanted to send a quick note to thank Blacklist SO much for their performance at our wedding. They were absolutely incredible and every one of our guests raved about them. The ceremony songs were beautiful and the cocktail hour music was perfect. They set the mood and did an amazing job with getting people on their feet, and keeping them on the dance floor at the reception. Heather and I wanted to express our sincere appreciation for the band learning the songs we chose; we know that they put in a great effort in preparing for our day.
Michael and Heather Capuzzi (Blacklist)
8/14/10 - Wolfson/Allan Wedding @ Santa Barbara Historial Museum
"The bands (String Quintet & James Gang) were amazing. The ceremony music was great...they learned and played Katie and Mike's songs perfectly. The James Gang was unbelievable...truly the best band anyone ever heard.. Thanks for everything and please let everyone know that they were fantastic!!!!!"
Susan Wolfson, Mother of the Bride (James Gang & String Quintet)
8/8/10 - Stolper/Muenz Wedding @ Athenaeum, Pasadena
The Cowling Band was amazing. During the wedding and in the last few days people have told us that they were the best band they've
In short, they were a professional, highly talented group who handled a large range of music with ease. The range of singing talent was truly astounding.
We will be recommending them to one and all!
All the best!
Lauren Muenz (Cowling Band)
I wanted to send a quick note telling you that the Cowling Band performed amazingly on Sunday! I have been working with bands nonstop this year and they by far were the best ones to work with. They were so professional and took their breaks and returned to the stage without me having to tell them. The communication was seamless and very easy. And of course the best part was they sounded phenomenal! I will be recommending them to everyone!!
Kelly Demaray - Demaray Events (Cowling Band)
8/8/10 - Markowitz/Spina Wedding @ Saddlerock Ranch, Malibu, CA
The music was amazing. We danced all night long. I wish the minutes could last longer. The band was wonderful and every one of our guests told us how much they enjoyed listening.
Thanks for everything!
Lauren & Romeo (James Gang Encore)
8/7/10 - Wedding - Private Home, Carpinteria
"The wedding was perfect! Every detail was really beyond description. The music could not have been more special..... The processional and recessional had everyone crying. The band in the evening had everyone dancing. The music during cocktails was fun and upbeat. And the singers snaking through the tent singing "Stand By Me" was one of my best wedding moments. Perfect! Enjoy the rest of the summer. Thanks so much for making another one of our events so wonderful!"
Mother of the Bride (Side Effect)
8/7/10 - Miller/Pelton Wedding @ St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point
The Cowling band was AMAZING!! I loved working with Rick and the opera
Nicole Vaughn - Event Coordinator, David Tutera Weddings (Cowling Band)
7/17/10 - Herrero Wedding @ Four Seasons Biltmore, Montecito, CA
Dear Jim and James Gang Encore Band,
Thank you for such and INCREDIBLE night! I can't even put into words how amazing you all were in making July 17th the wedding of our dreams at the Biltmore! You really set the tone from the second that the guests walked into the ballroom, and everyone was singing your praises all night long (and 3 weeks later). They loved that they were dancing and partying before the first course was served, and they were stunned that you could play anything! My friends are still talking about "the band", and I couldn't be more thrilled. The dance floor was packed all night long, and the guests couldn't get enough. The night went by in an eye blink! Thank you for all your advice with the timeline of the event and for playing what we wanted. You came highly recommended and surpassed all of our wildest dreams and expectations. It was really a perfect night for John and me, and it wouldn't have been the same without the performance by James Gang Encore. You have truly been a pleasure to work with, and I couldn't be more grateful!
Stephanie Herrero (James Gang Encore)
7/10/10 - Urquhart/Luckock Wedding - Four Seasons Biltmore, Montecito
"Hi Jim: I just wanted to extend a huge thank you from Ben & I for your part in helping to make our wedding day wonderful. Your ideas for the ceremony and encouragement to do what we felt was 'us' as far as music choices (and everything else) made our wedding incredibly special and personally fulfilling. Not to mention the Cowling Band, which was, hands down, the greatest band I have ever seen at a party! We got so, so many compliments on our genius choice and people were blown away by them. I am sure that you will have several calls from our guests for upcoming parties. I think my Dad already has them booked for one of his lawfirm events this summer. It was an incredible pleasure to work with you and to share our wedding with such amazing musicians. Please pass along our thanks to them as well. They made the night!
Alison & Ben (Cowling Band)
6/26/10 - Molda/Gilbreth Wedding - Private Home, Sierra Madre
"Blacklist was fantastic! They were everything we were hoping for and more. I spoke with them during their break and expressed these thoughts as well. Based on this experience and the 2 previous weddings that utilized West Coast Music bands, I will happily recommend your services to any and all. Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding one of the best parties that I could ever imagine!"
Steve Gilbreth (Blacklist)
6/26/10 - Schneider/Turbow Wedding - Shade Hotel, Manhattan Beach
"The Band was amazing! Adam & the rest of the crew killed it. People did not leave the dance floor for the whole 4 hours! Thank you so much to you and your team. You all were such a pleasure to work with."
Kerri (1 O'Clock Band)
6/26/10 - Coffman/Weinstock Wedding - Four Seasons Biltmore, Montecito
"Just wanted to say that Impulse was absolutely amazing, hands down the best wedding band I've seen and heard and I am not alone in saying this. Almost every guest asked me who the band was and all had stunning compliments for them. My friends, a lot from the east coast who have heard some great NY bands, all told me that these guys were one of the best if not the best they have heard. From the moment they took the floor, the dance floor was packed. They got the crowd going and you can tell they fed off our energy as well. I've never seen a dance floor like that at a wedding, and there were a lot of sore people on Sunday. It was a pleasure working with you. Thank you for all of the help in making our wedding so perfect and special. We would not change one thing from the entire weekend. Please send our thank yous to the rest of your team over there...."
6/12/10 - Grossman/Braun Wedding - Hillcrest Country Club, Los Angeles
"Jim, Kristine, and Karleen: We just want to thank you guys for all your time and efforts organizing Corky & the James Gang for our wedding. They were red hot, our first dance to Paul Simon's "Late in the Evening" could not have gone better and their backup to my friend Ed's rendition of "Sympathy for the Devil" was perfect. We had countless guests tell us how great they were as well. I also wanted to let you know that Corky could not have been easier to work with the night of. We will be quick to recommend both the James Gang and West Coast Music to our friends looking for a band in the future. Thanks again."
Ben & Heather (James Gang)
5/30/10 - Johnson/Narlinger Wedding - Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Coast
"Everything was phenomenal. The Band was amazing. Thank You!"
Michael Narlinger (James Gand & Harp Quintet)
5/29/10 - Tavernakis/Gerger Wedding - Palos Verdes Country Club
"Patti & I would like to thank you for a wonderful music experience. The music was grand and everything was great. We are so glad we took your advice in so far as the tone & scheduling of the reception. We were asked by many at the wedding about you & we were excited to recommend you to all. Again, thank you for helping to create a very special evening for Patti & Anthony."
Olga Tavernakis (James Gang)
5/22/10 - Foster Wedding - La Quinta Resort & Spa
"Dear Jim & Blacklist,
I can't tell what an AMAZING time we had at our wedding. I'm still having friends and family call me saying we had the best band ever! From the first song they played the entire wedding was on the dance floor. Jim, your team was total perfection! Thank you for all your help."
Julie Foster (Blacklist)
5/1/10 - Robertson/Gregory Wedding - Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel
"Thank You so much for helping make our wedding night a night we will never forget. Everyone LOVED the band. They couldn't have made it more fun.
Chelsea & Trevor Gregory (James Gang Encore)
4/24/10 - Gusar/Zinman Wedding - Four Seasons Beverly Hills
"We had an incredible wedding on Saturday, and are still receiving compliments about James Gang Encore. They were absolutely perfect and helped make our wedding our favorite night ever. I'm blown away by how great they sounded. The entire wedding was up on the dance floor the whole night. We are so happy with how everything turned out and just wanted to thank you."
Stacey & Matt (James Gang Encore)
4/23/10 - Las Floristas Annual Ball - Beverly Hills Hotel
"Absolutely WONDERFUL as always. Our guests are still raving about the great band and showed it by dancing til the very last song was played. Our thanks go out to all involved."
Julie Bejsa, Ball Chairman (Impulse Band)
4/17/10 - Aviva Family & Children Services Annual Event
"I just wanted to thank you for IMPULSE and the fabulous strings. The band did an amazing job. Truly extraordinary. Everyone loved the swing/jazz/40s style music at the beginning, which was perfect, & everyone totally loved the dance music at the end... "
Robin Broidy (Impulse Band with String Section)
4/10/10 - Private Reception - Los Angeles
"Mark was sensational as always!! It wouldn't be a party without him. Makes me want to have another party immediately. I'll get back to you when we do..."
Lynn Evans (Solo Piano)
4/4/10 - Broccoli Wedding - Beverly Hills
"Last night was a smash - from the string quartet to Scot Bruce (Elvis Impersonator) signing off after the James Gang - everything was great. Thanks to Jim and all of the team at WCM!"
David Pressman (James Gang)
3/27/10 - Scripps College Presidential Inauguration
"I just wanted to write you & express my gratitude & sincere thanks for the work we have done together this year. CJ & the Myx were AWESOME. From booking the band through the actual performance, my entire experience with West Coast Music has been amazing. Thank you for helping me make this event one of the best & most memorable in the College's history. This is THE largest event we have ever held on campus and it was loved and enjoyed by all…."
Emily Rankin, Scripps College (CJ & the Myx)
3/13/10 - Kapor/Wolken Wedding @ Montage Beverly Hills
Betsey & Jeff Kapor (Cowling Band)
3/21/10 - Rose/McLaughlin Wedding @ Bel Air Bay Club
"The ceremony guitarist was wonderful. We were all very pleased. It was a perfect touch. And the Cowling Band was fantastic!! They had such a good sound, were very professional in every way, and we received so many positive comments from our guests. The selection of songs went very well, and most importantly the bride & groom were extremely happy with the band. I know that they personally thanked the band members, and I meant to thank them myself but it was a hectic evening. Please extend my thanks to all of the musicians for me. It couldn't have gone any better. They were great!!"
Michele Rose (Cowling Band)
3/20/10 – Wedding for Camilla & Joshua Siegel
"Dear Jim: The james gang was everything you said they would be & more!! we couldn't have been happier - and the transition to the DJ was flawless. We are so grateful for your immense help & expertise.. the evening was really one for the record books! I can't tell you how many people raved about the band, just as you said, and of course we happily referred them to you! We look forward to creating more excuses to use you & your company."
Camilla & Joshua Siegel (James Gang)
3/6/10 - Wedding @ Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes
"wow wow wow! blacklist was so amazing! and here's why.. each singer was so special and that made the music super versatile, every song was not good but great, people danced all night and i mean that, the band was so present, everytime we looked up they were looking at us! there was a ton of eye contact and not the creepy kind! from the 'kids' to the abuelos, we loved the band! thanks so much for making our son's wedding a ball really... all the best, we wish we had more weddings to give in LA.."
Laurie & Roberto Tuchman (Blacklist)
3/6/10 - Wedding @ Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes
"Just wanted to let you know that the Tuchman-King wedding went GREAT. The band was the highlight of the evening, and everyone LOVED them! They rocked the house, and the guests didn't want to stop the party!! Thank you, thank you... As always, a HUGE sucess."
Trisha Haner, The Hidden Garden (Blacklist)
2/27/10 - Wedding @ Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel
"The Cowling Band was phenomenal! They created great energy for dancing and Rick's vocals are out of this world! The family & guests were blown away at how well they sounded like the real artists they were emulating. It's rare that you find this kind of vocal quality in a band for a wedding. They are definitely not your typical wedding band! In addition to the band, the Design Sound crew was efficient, on time and easy to work with."
Jeannie Savage, Details Details Event Planning (Cowling Band)
2/6/10 - Sassounian/Seda Wedding @ Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA
"Sean & I would like to thank you so much for the amazing music you provided for our special day. The band was absolutely, amazingly great! They really had the party going. We are also so glad we added Karin (International Vocalist), she was great & really worked well with the band. I promised I wouldn't cry, but when I heard the music while I was walking down the aisle, I couldn't help it. It was perfect! Thanks!"
Sean Sassounian & Jasmine Seda (Impulse with Classical-Pop String Octet and International Vocalist)
2/13/10 - Ritz Carlton Kapalua, Maui
"It was amazing! Everyone was 'blown away'. If we had the band play two more hours we still would have had a full dance floor! The Neil Diamond act & the Jersey Boys act were a huge, huge success! Though rock is big, our guests went crazy with the Latin music & the oldies!... Our gratitude forever for making our wedding such an unforgettable memory! Please give our best to Jimmy and all at your wonderful office!"
Cynthia, Wedding (Impulse Band)
2/6/10 - Annual Recognition Dinner - California Club, Downtown LA
"WOW!!! There are no other words. We had such an amazing time and want to thank all of you at West Coast Music and the Cowling Band for helping me pull off such a successful event. We are still hearing the kudos. Looking forward to rocking out with the band again, soon! Thank You, Thank You, Thank you!!!"
Robin Stewart - Strategic Financial Group (Cowling Band)
12/31/09 - New Year's Eve Celebration for Montage Resort & Spa, Laguna Beach
"It was fabulous!!! ... again, it is always a pleasure working with you all!"
Jaime Puffer, Director of Catering - Montage Resort (James Gang)
1/30/10 - Birthday of Shonda Rhimes
"Saturday evening was great! We are very pleased with the piano player. We really appreciate your help in making my sister's birthday celebration a success with such short notice. She was very happy!"
Sandie Bailey, Mindy Weiss Party Consultants (Solo Piano)
1/30/10 - Annual Fundraiser for Ohr HaTorah
".... the event was a complete success. And the band made it. They were great; people were dancing until 12am. Sean was the perfect co-MC who worked well with our guy. Can't wait to work with you again.."
Janis Kummer, Ohr HaTorah, Mar Vista (Blacklist)
1/29/10 - Annual Event for Crowell Weedon
"They were absolutely fabulous (as always). THANK YOU! Rick & his crew are the best, and we heard that time & time again from our guests. The decibel level during dinner was PERFECT, and quite a few folks sought me out to tell me how pleasant it was to have the background music but still be able to hear/talk over the table. WCM came through as always. THANK YOU."
Andrew Crowell, Event @ California Club (Cowling Band)
1/23/10 - Rick Selby's 60th Birthday Celebration
"THE BAND WAS AMAZING!!! They were better than ever & worked so well with me! On a scale of 1-10... I'd give them a score of 10+! Please let Corky (James) know I said Thank You for an awesome job!"
Alyson Fox, Levine-Fox Events - Les Deux (James Gang)
1/23/10 - Wedding of Beth Lee & Ben Taverniti
"The band was amazing and so was the DJ.... I sent you a referral - Thank You!"
Beth Lee, Wedding @ Beverly Hills Hotel (James Gang Encore & DJ)
1/16/10 - Wedding of Katheryn Rollo and Patrick O'Connor
"Bob & I are still in awe of the magic of our daughter's wedding.. Your music provided the foundation for such an unbelievable, touching experience. Of course the bride & groom helped a great deal, with a beautiful setting, blue skies, and porpoises but your music touched everyone's soul from beginning to end.. Both Bob & I cannot thank you enough for the beauty of which you provided... There was not one person sitting down when the Neil Diamond/Johnny Cash vocalist came out, or when Rick (Cowling) was playing.. again it was an evening never to be forgotten... Warmly, Kim Rollo"
Kim Rollo, Wedding @ Terranea Resort (Cowling Band)
12/31/09 - New Years Eve Celebration for Terranea Resort
“Side Effect out did themselves!!.... They filled the dance floor most of the evening.. the energy was great & people had a fabulous time! Bruce, Ryan, Sandy & the rest of the Band were truly wonderful to work with!... Thank you for producing such genuinely professional first-class bands!"
Tracy Koven, Asst Director of Catering, Terranea Resort (Side Effect)
© 2012 West Coast Music