December 31, 2016 - Wedding Reception in Indianapolis
Deciding to hire a band for our wedding was possibly the best decision we made. It took our reception to the next level and First Impression Band was amazing! You were so friendly and accommodating, from helping us with our very last minute request for entrance music to even mic-ing up my dad (the officiant) when we realized that wasn’t included with the venue. The value was unmatched, with you playing the piano during cocktail hour, to the jazz trio at dinner followed by the full band for several hours of dancing. We gave you our requests for first dance, father/daughter and mother/son and the band nailed every song!! After that we didn’t have to provide any song lists which made planning so much easier! It was a weight off not having to come up with a playlist.
From the very first song I knew it was going to be a great night. We were still eating dinner when you started with a cool number that had everyone swaying in their seats and singing along. You were great at reading the crowd and playing the best songs for our audience. Our guest list was a wide range of ages and ethnicities and First Impression Band had EVERYONE dancing the whole time! We received SO many compliments! We couldn't be happier and we owe it all to you!!
Thank you for everything and we wish you the best!
~ Liz & Rashad
The Players Club Winter Dinner/Dance - January 30, 2016, Indy
I'm at a rehearsal for our next Players show. The group said you were the BEST BAND EVER!!! We want you back next year. Thank you!!
~ Ellen Kingston
Company Christmas Party - Carmel, IN - December 4, 2015
“Thank you Jeff for a wonderful evening again! Everyone loves to hear your band and dance to your music selection (which suits ALL ages!!) SO MUCH FUN was had by all!!” - Wendy (David A Noyes Christmas party--December 4, Carmel)
Wedding Reception - Indianapolis, IN - November 14, 2015
“Jeff, thank you for the amazing time on Saturday at our wedding reception! Everyone is still talking about the band. Joe's family has never danced so much! Thank you for everything. It was perfect! “
- Christina and Joe
Wedding Reception - Indianapolis, IN - November 7, 2015
“Jeff, THANK YOU for everything!!!! Your music was absolutely amazing and it truly made the party. We were beyond thrilled - you guys were simply wonderful!!! We are so so happy!!
Please don't hesitate to use us a reference!!!”
Love, Jennifer & Andrew
Wedding Reception - Indianapolis, IN - August 2015
Jeff kept in communication so well with us in the months before our wedding, and was very accommodating to our wide variety of music styles requested. The band learned quite a few new songs for our wedding and even tried to incorporate a new singer to fit better with some of our songs. They were fabulous and the dance floor was never quiet except when they went on a short break. They played single keyboard during cocktail hour, trio during dinner (& Jeff was MC as well) and then an 8 piece band during dancing. I couldn't have asked for more - we were having such a good time we didn't want to leave!
Stephanie and Jason
Wedding Reception - Indianapolis, IN - May 9, 2015
I can't begin to thank you enough for our wedding!! We just LOVED your band and so did our guests. We were over the moon with your performance and felt like it really made the wedding. We loved that all ages were out dancing the whole time. I can't tell you how many compliments we received on the music & band, you guys rocked it! Our wedding ended up being featured on the knot this week & we made sure to mention First Impression :)
Thank you again!!
Whitney & Andrew Indianapolis, May 2015
Wedding Reception - Omni Severin Hotel - Indianapolis, IN - April 18, 2015
Jeff, we could not be happier with the energy and music you provided at the reception. It was everything we had hoped and more. So many people have told us that it was the best wedding reception band they have ever heard....everyone was out on the dance floor having fun. Thanks for helping make the night one to remember...we will be calling you when daughter 2 and 3 get married!!
Cindy Love Mother of the Bride, April 2015, Indianapolis
Wedding Reception - Kokomo, IN - April 11, 2015
Jeff, you guys were fabulous! Thank you so very much for a WONDERFUL night! Jenn and I both loved it and now that we're back we keep getting rave reviews (no surprise, but just want to pass on the praise to you as well!). Thank you thank you thank you for being part of our biggest day as a couple and being such a wonderful part of a dream reception. All the best to you - Please feel free to use us as a reference anytime!
Dan and Jenn
Wedding Reception/New Year's Eve Party - Carmel, IN - December 31, 2014
Thanks for the email! You guys were everything we hoped for and more. I cannot imagine our wedding night without First Impressions there. You guys totally rock and were so much fun! If we ever have another event or know of someone who needs a great band you guys will be getting the call. Everyone at the wedding has told us how much fun they had and loved you guys. If you have a website or anything we can do to give you a public review please let us know. We would love to share our experience with others for you.
Darren and Erin
Christmas Party - Carmel, IN - December 12, 2014
Thank YOU guys, Jeff!! You were fabulous and we have gotten MANY comments on how much you were enjoyed!!
I wish you all a WONDERFUL, MAGICAL CHRISTMAS….. And a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
We will DEFINITELY have you at the top of our list for next year’s celebration!!
Thanks so MUCH for a WONDERFUL evening!!!!!
David A. Noyes & Co.
Wedding Reception - Indianapolis, IN - September 20, 2014
I can't tell you how many people commented today on how great the band was last night! So please pass along. If you ever need me to give a referral, I would be more than happy to!
Thanks so much!
Brooke and Alex - Indianapolis
Wedding Reception - South Bend, IN - July 26, 2014
Thank you again so much for all of your help and for playing for our wedding!
You guys did a fantastic job!!
Holly and Blair
Goshen Hospital & Health Care Foundation Fundraiser - June 6, 2014
Thank you Jeff. It was a real pleasure having you. The band was wonderful. Thanks for all your hard work.
Virginia J. Forgey
Fundraising, Marketing/PR Coordinator
Goshen Hospital & Health Care Foundation, Inc.
Wedding Reception - Indianapolis - May 31, 2014
Thank you SO much for everything! Evan and I couldn't be happier with how everything turned out. The band was amazing and we had sooo many compliments..you guys really had the crowd going wild!! I will definitely be
passing your name on to all of my other friends that are getting married. Unfortunately, Evan and I are moving to Nashville, TN or we would love to have
you guys again (at a party or something). Thanks again and tell everyone in the
First Impression Band we loved them!
Bre and Evan Russell
Crooked Stick Golf Club's 50th anniversary Party - May 17, 2014
As always, you guys did a fantastic job. I wish we had more opportunities to work together.
Manager Crooked Stick Golf Club
Wedding Reception - Indianapolis - September 8, 2012
I wanted to take the time to thank you and the entire First Impression Band for making my wedding reception a blast! I had several comments made to me by our guests about how much they enjoyed the band and their performance. I also wanted to thank you for learning the Kenny Chesney song for my dad and I. I know he enjoyed the song and even had some tears at the end.
I enjoyed seeing everyone dancing, even older guests that typically do not dance at wedding receptions with only DJs. I know everyone had a great time at our reception and that The First Impression Band played a huge role in that fun!
I will definitely be recommending the band to future brides!
Nikki & Matt
Wedding Reception - Columbia Club - June 16, 2012
I just wanted tell you what a wonderful time everyone had Saturday night. The music during cocktails was wonderful as well as the music during dinner. Everyone commented on how wonderful the band was and certainly had a great time dancing. If I am asked, I will definitely recommend your band for events. It was so nice of you all to learn the song for the father and daughter dance. I especially wanted that song for the lyrics, and I don't think any of the mothers in the room had dry eyes while it was sung. Bob got such a kick out of seeing so many women wiping their eyes. So thank you all for playing that old song.
Thank your members for us. It was everything we had hoped for. A beautiful room and a wonderful band. We all had a great time.
Wedding Reception in Louisville, KY - October 8, 2011
Crawford and I are back from our honeymoon, and not a day passed without us mentioning what a blast we had at our wedding because of you and your band!! It was a perfect day capped off with a fabulous party! We've received many many compliments on First Impression Band and what a great job you all did!! We are so grateful! Thank you, thank you!
Wedding Reception - September 1, 2011
Just wanted to thank you and First Impression for the wonderful music at our daughter, Katy's wedding this past weekend. People have been talking about it all week long and I know Champaign Country Club thought you were great as well. You made the evening so fun and of course very memorable!
September 3, 2011
Wedding Reception - May 14, 2011
Mike and I can't thank you and "The First Impression" enough for playing at our wedding! Our guests were raving about how great you all were, in fact, one of Mike's older uncles said it was the best wedding band he had ever heard! It was truly a night to remember. You guys were incredible!
Thank you so much for working with us! We will certainly pass your information along to our friends who get married in Indy in the future!
Wedding Reception - February 4, 2011
Adam and I really enjoyed having First Impression Band play at our wedding. You guys were fantastic, and we had SO many compliments on how great you all were!!! The whole thing was absolutely FANTASTIC!! We loved the trio at dinner and the whole band was just perfect!!! We could not have imagined a better band than you guys. Thank you soo much for being a part of our reception and thanks a ton for making it so much fun! :)
Thank you all so much!
Jen and Adam
Wedding Reception - October 10, 2010
I just wanted to thank you for playing at our wedding. You guys were amazing!! I'm so glad that I found you guys because you definitely made the reception. Having First Impression there definitely kept people on the dance floor. We got so many compliments on the band and it just made the whole evening so special. As a musician myself, I was worried about getting the right music for the reception, and I definitely didn't have to worry about anything with you guys! You just went with the flow and made it all feel so professional and put together. I really appreciate you going with our timeline, even though it changed as the evening went along.
And what a send-off!!! Love Train was the PERFECT way to end the evening. I won't forget that for a long time. The limo driver said we were the first couple he'd ever seen dance out to our limo! We just got proofs of our pictures back and it was so great to see everyone having such a wonderful time dancing. There are some really neat ones of the band too that you might actually want. I can send those along as soon as we get the original files if you'd be interested.
Thanks again for EVERYTHING! I will definitely be reccommeding First Impression to anyone I can.
Julia (Johnston) Goldberg
Corporate Anniversary Party - September 25, 2010
Wow! You guys were great. I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful job/performance by the First Impression Band at Spectrum’s 20th Anniversary Celebration. Everyone loved the band, and your song selections and pacing were perfect. I apologize for not staying “on schedule”, but you handled my diversions with aplomb.
Again, thanks for a job well done, and for not playing “Rocky Top”! You’re top of the list for future events.
Spectrum Underwriting Managers, Inc
Wedding Reception - August 7, 2010
Dear Jeff and band,
I cannot thank you enough for such an outstanding performance last night at our wedding! We were beyond thrilled and your group far exceeded all my hopes for our wedding reception. Please please please pass along my most sincere gratitude to your phenomenal band. I think you're going to have people talking for quite some time :)
All the best,
Courtney & Stockton Schultz
May 15, 2010 Courtney and Aric
You guys made the event so very memorable and we would highly recommend your group to anyone looking for a band! You were great and we thank you very much! So talented! It was all so wonderful!!
Wedding Reception in Louisville, KY - November 7, 2009
I heard nothing but rave reviews from everyone who heard you play. I am currently working on a budget; and will be in touch as soon as funding is approved. You guys were terrific! I hope to work with you soon.
Hurstbourne Country Club
Eric and Jamie - October 3, 2009
Talk about a first class professional group of people! Jeff is as easy to work with as anyone that I’ve met and he always has your best intentions in mind. Leave your worries behind because Jeff plays Master of Ceremonies which makes everything transition extremely smoothly. The band learned a new song for our first dance and pulled it off perfectly. The quality of music is second to none. All members are very accomplished musicians meaning they play all styles very well from funk, to blues, to jazz, to rock to big band to ballads and they can adapt accordingly. They are fun, energetic, and know what to play and when to play it to keep the party going and keep the people on the dance floor. Young and old alike were up dancing and if they couldn't dance, they were toe tappin in their chairs. One of those bands that you could just sit back and enjoy. The quality of the band was all people talked about during the reception and for weeks afterwards. Jamie and I can't thank you all enough and please send anyone my way if you are looking for a recommendation.
Wedding Reception of Nicole & Ari - August 23, 2009
Dear Jeff (& band),
Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding celebration! We especially appreciate the two special request songs—they both blew us away! Everyone had a great time and we danced until the lights came on—Awesome!
Nicole and Ari Potash
Wedding Reception of Kari and Matt - May 30, 2009
Thank you so much for all your hard work for our wedding. We loved sharing live music with our friends and family, and we have gotten so many compliments on the quality of the performers and song selections. It’s such a rare feat to be able to make the young and the elderly simultaneously happy with music! Thank you so much for helping make the day so special!
Our many thanks,
Kari and Matt Kozlowski
Wedding Reception of Ashley & Cory - May 16, 2009
I wanted to let you know how much we greatly appreciated First Impressions' outstanding performance at our wedding on May 16. The guests had a wonderful time and we had a slew of wonderful compliments, including how fun the band was. Cory and I also had a blast. Should you need a review in the future, we would be happy to provide one.
Thanks again for contributing to a wonderful evening!
Ashley and Cory
Wedding Reception of Tiffany & Jack - April 4, 2009
It was such a pleasure working with First Impression Band this past weekend. Oh my gosh, let me tell you... YOU GUYS ROCKED! Everyone had such a great time and you really kept the vibe up! I am definitely recommending you to everyone I know looking for a band. Can't wait to work with you guys in the future!
peace + love + happiness
Wedding Reception - December 20, 2008
Hi there, Jeff--
Many MANY thanks for all your wonderful music last Saturday-----from your lovely piano music at the cocktail hour to the background music during dinner to the the jumpin' dance music.......it was all just super and everyone commented on what a GREAT band you were!! The vocalists were just amazing, and all the instruments were killer......loved your keyboards and that sax.....wow! Many thanks for adding so much to the party and for handling the MC duties so seamlessly. Your playing the music for Jessica and Jon's surprise cha-cha was PERFECT-------my hat's off to you for pulling that off! (Can you tell she's a dancer?? I just KNEW she'd do something like that!! hehe)
Give our best to the band and know that I will certainly spread the word about you to anyone I know planning a wedding!
All the best,
Wedding Reception - November 8, 2008
Dear Jeff and other members of the First Impression Band:
Wow! You were fabulous! Thank you so much for all the wonderful music you played at Porter and Eamon’s wedding reception, dinner and dance! You played the perfect repertoire.
We believe a band can “make or break” a celebration, so you made ours the fun, joyful, exciting and awesome evening that it was. Your band is outstanding—both in its instruments and voices. So many people commented to us how very much they were enjoying you, and I hope they told you also! You certainly made a wonderful “impression”!
Thank you again for beautiful music that inspired us all to dance the night away! You sure helped us to fulfill a dream—
Debbie Houston, Mother-of-the-Bride
Wedding Reception of Anneliese and Brad - October 4, 2008
Jeff and First Impression –
Thank you all so much for helping make our wedding so spectacular! Everything was perfect, the music was GREAT, the dancefloor was packed! and everyone had a great time. I know you also learned our first-dance and father-daughter dance songs – those songs meant a lot to us and it was so nice to have them played live.
Thank you again, and keep up the great work!
Anneliese and Brad
Wedding Reception of Becca & Mark - August 2, 2008
The band was absolutely fabulous. They were also flexible. My son-in-law is an amateur percussionist, and they welcomed him sitting in. When I forced my daughter onstage to have her picture taken with her new husband on the drumset, the singers grabbed her and she sang half the set with them. It was the hit of the night.
Mother of the Bride
Wedding Reception of Jessica & Rich - May 10, 2008
Rich and I wanted to thank you so much for playing at our wedding! We couldn't have asked for anyone better! Everyone had a BLAST at the reception and it was all because of First Impression!!!!!
Thank you so much again.
Jessica & Rich Perrin
Purdue University President's Gala Inauguration Ball - April 11, 2008
Jeff -- It was a pleasure having you perform on campus. Received a message from the President that she loved the band. THANK YOU!!!! If I can be a reference or help you in any way don't hesitate to contact me. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!
Director of University Special Events
West Lafayette, Indiana
Fundraiser - Carter's Crusade - January 26, 2008
OH MY GOSH! You are fabulous. The First Impression Band offered an amazing performance for our black tie fund-raiser. We feel fortunate to have "stumbled" upon The First Impression Band. Our event had attendance of about 350 guests and I have heard nothing but fantastic reviews from our guests. What a professional, yet fun group of entertainers. I am so pleased with the event in whole, but I feel that the entertainment was the key to a successful and memorable evening. We can not thank you enough for a superb performance. We will definitely not only recommend The First Impression Band, but will use them again in the future!
With so many thanks,
On Behalf Of Carter's Crusade, The Black Ribbon Ball and The Melanoma Research Foundation.
Wedding Reception of Danielle and Jonathan - August 25, 2007
Thank you again for such a fabulous evening. I actually just got a comment today about how awesome you all were – which was one of many. We can’t thank you enough for making our reception so wonderful….we all know how important the music is, and we couldn’t have found a better fit!
Danielle and Jonathan McDowell
Wedding Reception - September 8, 2007
Scott & I just wanted to let you know how much we loved the First Impression Band. YOU WERE FABULOUS and we got so many comments on what a great job you did at our wedding. Thank you so much and please share with your team that you were just awesome. As you could tell, we were a dancing crowd and everyone had a great time. Thank you. We loved having you part of our special day.Let me know if you want to use us as a recommendation, glad to help out!
Wedding Reception - September 2, 2007
I want to thank you guys for playing at our wedding. I knew you were going to be good from your demo, but you guys were phenomenal. Most of my friends that attended the wedding are musicians, and we couldn't get over how tight you were. The bass player was especially outstanding at times.
Typically, my friends and relatives do not dance. You guys made it irresistible to get out there and shake it. We have so many great pictures of our guests dancin' on into the night. Because of your band, what would have been a memorable occasion, turned into what almost everyone said was "the best wedding that they had ever been to". I can't thank you enough for that. All of our guests had positive things to say about the band. We hope that you get some referrals from our wedding so that my wife and I can come see you again!
Wedding July - 28, 2007
Jeff, Just a note to thank you and your band for making John and Kristen's wedding celebration so perfect. It was uncanny, with the few contacts we had made with you beforehand, and yet you seemed to know what we (and the crowd) wanted. It was great to see such enthused responses on the dance floor. The professionalism and talent that was exemplified on every single piece played throughout the reception. I can't say enough about your singers, who were perfect as well. If you ever need a written reference, feel free to call on us at any time. I'm sure, however, you already have plenty. On the evening of and and the days that have since followed, one after another asked, "Where did you find that band?" We hope to catch you sometime in the near future when I am able to just sit down, relax, and enjoy your sounds. Maybe you'll get another wedding up this way that I can crash :). My only regret was that my father-in-law wasn't there to hear YOUR "special" version of his favorite song. ( He is starting to feel much better now). I'M SURE HE WOULD HAVE LOVED IT!! My best to all of you!!
The Foleys and Quigleys
Wedding Reception - May 4, 2007
I wanted to let you know again how AWESOME you guys were at Kelly's wedding. The band and the music made it so complete. I thought it was an awesome wedding from the start of the prelude to the final song of the night. Our family and friends all thought it was awesome, too! Please let the guys know again how appreciative I was of a job well done and how meaningful it was to have you and the band perform at Kelly's wedding. I will always remember this and look forward to hearing you again in the future.
Best wishes to you always.
Wedding Reception - June 25, 2005
Thank you so much for such a wonderful evening, I could not have asked for a better wedding reception. Everything went great and you and your band received lots of compliments.
Holiday Party - Dec. 11, 2004
You were a big hit !! I had so many wonderful compliments about your band. Our owner thought you were all fantastic (as did I). You did a great job getting everyone into dancing. We had more people than ever stay until the very end. We would definitely like to have you again next year at our holiday party. Thank you so much again and we look forward to working with you next year!
J.L. Fox Inc.
Wedding Reception - June 5, 2004
We wanted to thank you for all that you did for our wedding! We still have guests telling us about how much they loved the band. So many people said it was the best wedding they had been to and we know it was due largely to First Impression. The music was phenomenal and you guys were able to work with the guests in such a great way! The Led Zeppelin song blew us away! When I asked about it I never expected it to be so amazing! Guests loved it too, another thing people are still talking about! I know it meant a lot to my father as well. Thank you so much! We are trying to think of another party to throw juist so we can have you guys play again! :)
Thank for everything,
Steph & Jeff