Our clients say it best...
Katelyn Bagg and Tyler Messenger Wedding – Saturday, August 13, 2016
A tremendous and heartfelt “Thank You” for helping to make the wedding of Katelyn Bagg and Tyler Messenger a spectacular event. We received so many compliments, and a few “how do I hire them” requests from our guests. The ceremony music that Leslie oversaw with strings and keyboard was phenomenal. The sound engineers hired for the ceremony were fantastic; ensuring that the sound was perfect even while large jets from O’Hare were flying low overhead and the cicada’s were singing away in the oak trees on the golf course in the early evening. The sound balance was perfect.
Then the reception. Wow. The background music during dinner was fantastic, and Leslie immediately got the dancing started when dinner was over. The dance floor was packed right away. Leslie’s energy was very apparent, even stepping out and dancing and singing with Katelyn’s veterinary school student friends who, being young, danced quite a bit.
Many compliments came my way regarding how wonderful Jerome was as well; such a great tenor voice that compliments Leslie’s voice as they harmonize together. And the rest of the band. Wow what an evening.
Live music is the best!! And Entourage is fantastic!!
Bryan Bagg, Father of the Bride
Andrea Friedman and Matt Roberts Wedding (Chicago History Museum) – July 23, 2016
We wanted to thank you so much for such an incredible performance this past weekend. We received compliments all night about how incredible you and the band were. Matt and I didn't leave the dance floor the entire night and had the time of our lives. Our family & friends did as well.
Thank you and your team so much for making our wedding so special and perfect.
- Andrea & Matt, Bride and Groom
Laura Battistoni Wedding – Saturday, July 16, 2016
Hi Leslie and Bob,
I wanted to thank you again for everything you did to make Saturday's wedding for Laura and John such a success. It was a pleasure working with you all. Entourage was truly incredible and really made the bride and groom's wedding something special. Please give the biggest thank you to the rest of your team as well.
Ali Hassing, The Simply Elegant Group
Melissa Powles and Jim Cesario Wedding – July 2, 2016
We wanted to thank you for a memorable performance at our wedding. I can't tell you how many people commented on the band. The song selection set the tone for the evening. And many thanks for the impromptu songs!
All our best,
Melissa and Jim, Bride and Groom
Jacqueline Wahlberg Wedding – June 4, 2016
Karen and I wanted to let you how happy we were with Entourage on 6/4/16 at our daughter Jacquelyn Wahlberg’s wedding.
The band was so professional and so entertaining. The dance floor was full to the very end of the evening. We had too many complements to enumerate and we felt, as did so many of our guests, that Entourage was the best band they had ever heard at a wedding.
I want to give a special thanks to Leslie not only for your singing (she was terrific) but also her ability to MC the night so accurately and professionally.
With many thanks for a great night largely due to Entourage.
- Neil Wahlberg, Father of the Bride
Nikita Vashi and Chris Baclig Wedding (Navy Pier) – May 29, 2016
The Vashi family would like to personally thank you and your band (Entourage)
for an exceptional music for our daughter’s wedding. Everyone had an amazing time. You have a beautiful voice!! Keep up the good work!!
Travelers Holiday Party – December 3, 2015
My mind was blown last night! The band, Leslie, is amazing, exceeding expectations - the room was so spirited under their guidance. When I heard 3 glasses break on the dance floor at the end of “Shout,” then I knew we were having fun. Thank you Thank you Thank you! I feel so fortunate that this worked out. You’ve all been a breath of fresh air through the entire process, thank you so much.
- Dan Baltes
Anna Schaffner Wedding – October 23, 2015
Leslie Hunt and her band Entourage are absolutely, hands down, spectacular! We told Leslie that we wanted our wedding reception to be one big party and did they deliver!!! Everyone was on the dance floor all night long - even folks who I have never seen dance at weddings before. They played the perfect mix of music and kept the entire flow of the evening upbeat. They even learned several new songs for us - many of our first dance songs - and hit home runs with all of them. I want to have another wedding reception just so I can hire Entourage again. These guys rock! This is the best money you will spend on your wedding and I HIGHLY suggest you hire them!!!!
- Anna Schaffner, Bride
Cristina Bufalino Wedding - September 26, 2015
I just have to let you know how Entourage made our wedding absolutely perfect! Our friends and family are dancers and they all raved about your orchestra!! I do believe everyone was exhausted and sore, even yesterday.
Thanks for allowing Claire and Sab to sing! I loved it as well as most of the guests.
- Anne Bufalino, Mother of the Bride
Cara Miserendino and Sean Johnson Wedding - September 19, 2015
I wanted to take a moment to express our genuine appreciation for all that each member of Entourage did to make Cara and Sean’s wedding day so special . . . AND FUN!!!
Every aspect of the music was fabulous, from the prelude. . . to the end of the evening!! What a talented group of musicians!!!!
We all loved the enthusiasm and energy Entourage created all night.
Gerry and I received numerous raves and positive comments about the band. A particular comment that I heard was the amazement at how the band NEVER STOPPED playing. Interesting how the guests noticed this.
The crowd LOVED ENTOURAGE!!
Ken, you were totally accurate when you said you expect the dance floor to be filled all night . . . IT WAS!!
Thank you, again, for helping to make Cara and Sean’s wedding an event they . . . and all that attended . . . WILL NEVER FORGET!!!
- Cathy Miserendino, Mother of the Bride
Jennifer Frank and Garrett Anderson Wedding - September 12, 2015
We worked with Entourage for our September 2015 wedding and they were fabulous! We wanted to make sure that our guests had a great time and enjoyed the celebration, and with very little direction from my husband and myself they were able to make it happen. Our dance floor was packed the entire evening! They were so great that night that a couple at our wedding is bringing Entourage in as the band for their daughter’s wedding in Pittsburg next summer. I would highly recommend working with them!
- Jennifer and Garrett, Bride and Groom
Allie Brandtner Wedding - August 29, 2015
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Entourage was the absolute best!! I cannot tell you how many of our guests said it was the best band ever. They were so professional and songs were great. They had everyone up on their feet all night long! My husband woke up with leg cramps!
- Kathy Brandtner, Mother of the Bride
Jenny Mayer and Michael Dubin Wedding – August 16, 2015
Leslie, you and the rest of the crew were absolutely amazing on Sunday. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
- Lynn Mayer, Mother of the Bride
Mike and I would like to thank you and your band for the wonderful job that you all did on our wedding!!! We loved every second of it and everyone raved about the music and loved it!!!
Thank you so much for everything you did to make our day extra special!!!
- Jenny and Mike, Bride and Groom
Grace Delaney and John Noe Wedding - July 18, 2015
ENTOURAGE!! Choosing Entourage as our band for our reception was hands down the best decision that we made!!! They were INCREDIBLE!! Our wedding was over one month ago and our guests are still calling to say how amazing they were. Our dance floor was packed the entire night. My husband and I never left the dance floor because we were having so much fun.
Leslie Hunt is not only an amazing vocalist, but she is a dream to work with! When we met with her before the reception she had so many amazing ideas and knew exactly what she was doing. She did a wonderful job leading the entire night and made sure that everything ran smoothly. She worked so well with all of our other vendors and we cannot thank her enough for all of her hard work. Entourage knew exactly what music to play to keep the dance floor jam packed all night long.
Jerome was incredible too! He invited myself and all of my bridesmaids up to the stage during one of the songs and it is something that we will all remember forever! We all had a blast! If you are looking for a band at your wedding, which I highly suggest, you have to choose Entourage. If you want to have a blast at your wedding and if you want your guests to have a blast at your wedding, you have to choose Entourage. They are, without a doubt, the best decision that you will make for your reception. They are incredible and we are SO beyond happy with our decision :)!!
- Grace and John, Bride and Groom
Lindsay Wilson and Jiff Plous Wedding – July 11, 2015
Jeff and I just returned to Denver after a magical wedding and an amazing honeymoon. This is the first chance we have had to personally thank you and the rest of Entourage. You guys were phenomenal. We wanted a dance party and with the help of you and the rest of the musicians, that is exactly what our reception was! Everyone I have spoken to raves to me about how spectacular the band was. Your high energy and musical choices kept everyone on the dance floor.
I also want to commend you on how professional you were during the whole planning process. Your attention to detail and customer service really made Jeff and I feel at ease. Not to mention that we were so excited to have you perform at our wedding.
I also LOVED Jerome. You have incredible chemistry and he has a fabulous voice and stage presence!
Lindsay and Jeff, Bride and Groom
Entourage (especially our band leader Leslie Hunt) provided the music that created the spirit and set the tone for the entire evening. The band was sensational and was the best band I have ever heard anywhere!
Cathy Wilson, Mother of the Bride
Kaci Busch and Erik Smith – July 3, 2015
I wanted to take a minute to follow up from our reception and THANK YOU and the band for an incredible experience. We have gotten so many compliments on how fun the band was and Eric, myself, and our families could not have been happier that Entourage was our band. My dad (who doesn't say much) told me about 10 times how happy he was that we went with you guys. You brought so much energy and positivity to our day and we are forever grateful. My favorite memory from the entire day was when you invited Eric and me up on stage for the last two songs and we got to sing and dance and look out at everyone - it is something I will never forget and I am so thankful for all you did. Also, thank you for helping us with the timing of the reception- we were really happy with the flow of everything and I really appreciate your suggestions.
Thank you SO much Entourage!!!
- Kaci and Eric, Bride and Groom
Arianna Zallik and Ryan Wolin Wedding - June 14, 2015
We (the whole family) cannot begin to express how thrilled we were with Leslie Hunt and the entire Entourage Band. The music was spectacular and most all of our guests, myself included, danced the entire night away. A grand time was had by everyone, and having such an extraordinary band helped to make our wedding just perfect. A special thank you to everyone at Entourage.
- Zallik/Wolin Family
MacKenzie Travers and Keith Teepen Wedding - June 12, 2015
Entourage MADE our wedding! If you're looking for a band - look no further. Literally our guests were chanting for more after they announced it was the last song. Leslie was amazing to work with - so chill and helpful - especially given we were planning the wedding from North Dakota. She even executed a surprise song that my husband and his groomsmen danced to! We also wanted a few of our musical friends to join with the band at certain points and she made it happen. Truly the best and most memorable parts of our wedding were thanks to Entourage. Not only were they amazing to work with - but INCREDIBLY talented. My husband and I are musicians, so our standards are high - but Entourage exceeded our standards - by miles! Book them before it's too late!!!
- MacKenzie Travers, Bride
Kathleen Carter and Jake Geary Wedding - June 6, 2015
I wanted to share my words of gratitude from me and my husband. My husband and I could not have picked a better band to play at our wedding. Working with Entourage and Leslie Hunt was a very exciting, easy, and fun process. Leslie made my husband and I feel so relaxed and excited about our wedding day. Entourage had our guests on the dance floor from start to finish! My husband and I were so thrilled that Entourage could be a part of our day and can’t wait to watch our video of the whole night! Thanks again to Entourage and Leslie Hunt for an amazing day and forever lasting memories!
- Kathleen and Jake, Bride and Groom
Hannah Armanini and Mark Trick - May 23, 2015
Mark and I just wanted to say thank you again for making our wedding reception spectacular. The band was truly the centerpiece of our wedding and our guests are still commenting on how much they loved the music.
- Hannah and Mark, Bride and Groom
Marcy Farrell and Sean Doheny Wedding - April 25, 2015
I just wanted to say thanks again for everything you did for our wedding on 4/25 at the Westin Lombard. Everything was perfect, and I can't thank you enough! I will continue to highly recommend Entourage to all of my friends and family!
- Mary Farrell, Bride
Margaret-Ann Ferrell Wedding – April 18, 2015
"Greatest wedding band ever!"
That is what I heard time and time again on Saturday night from our guests as Entourage performed for my daughter's/son-in-law's wedding reception. And I whole-heartedly agree! From the first song where you got most of room out of their seats and onto the dance floor until the end of the night where everyone left was still dancing hard - it was a blast! In preparing the wedding reception we knew we wanted to build the celebration around the band. We had experienced Arlen Music at a few other weddings, so we knew there was no other choice for us. We knew you'd do a great job. But you exceeded our expectations!
Leslie Hunt and the entire band are very talented, very professional, and a lot of fun. It was great working with you. Thank you for making the evening such a great success.
Take care and keep singing!
- Bill Ferrell, Father of the Bride
Duane Desparte and John Schneider Anniversary – December 27, 2014
Leslie, we cannot thank you enough for helping make our 25th Anniversary party so much fun!! You and Entourage were amazing! Our guests cannot stop talking about how much fun they had dancing, and John and I loved the atmosphere you created during cocktails and dinner. You were a pleasure to work with, and we had a fantastic time in large part because of your performance. Well done, and thanks!
- Duane and John
Jill Simon / Jordan Kafenstock Wedding - December 13, 2014
I wanted to make sure I reached out to tell you how absolutely perfect you and Entourage were on Saturday. The music was everything we hoped it would be. As I'm sure you could tell from our guests’ enthusiasm (and reluctance to leave), you were also a huge hit with all our friends and family. You are immensely talented and I feel lucky we got to have you as our bandleader.
We have a lot of friends getting married in the next year or two and we will be telling them they are crazy if they don't try to book Entourage.
Happy New Year and thank you so much for helping make our wedding one of the best nights of our lives!
- Jill and Jordan, Bride and Groom
Nicole Harris / Matt Marcin Weddding – November 8, 2014
I cannot thank you enough for the most amazing wedding. All we heard from all our guests were praises for the band. You made the party rock!
- The Harris family
Ellen Berzack / Jason Rubin Wedding - November 1, 2014
We are writing this letter of big thanks while we are still on cloud nine from our wonderful wedding! We cannot thank you enough for the part you and the members of Entourage played in helping give Ellen and Jason the wedding of their dreams! The Westin was rockin' all night long!
We have not stopped getting messages from guests raving about our phenomenal band! Everyone had a tremendous time! We were looking for a high-energy band that would keep people on the dance floor all night long, and that is exactly what we got! There was not a time during any of the dance sets that the dance floor was not packed!
Thank you again for everything you and Entourage did to make Ellen and Jason's wedding a night they will never ever forget!
Take care! Best wishes for a bright and wonderful future!
- Ira and Susan Rubin, Parents of the Groom
Lindsay Anderson / Ryan Schnerman Wedding - October 4, 2014
Saturday was one of the happiest days in our families' lives. The bride and groom set the tone. They were joyful from start to finish.
I think our guests will remember at least three things from our celebration: how happy and genuine Ryan and Lindsay were together; the beauty of Ravinia; and our amazing band. The surprise bagpiper was a big hit, as well!
The Entourage band members obviously enjoy playing together, and you hear that emotion in every song. The dance floor was always full, and the playlist was seamless.
Please know that from my first phone call to your office to the wedding night, you and the Arlen staff have been wonderful. Thank you for your responsiveness, creativity and help. It has been a pleasure.
- Joanne Anderson, Mother of the Bride
Lacey Willman / Matthew Jensen Wedding - July 5, 2014
We could not have been more pleased with Entourage’s phenomenal performance at our wedding reception on July 5th.
The band and the vocals were the extraordinary driving force behind our grand event’s success. Entourage was highly praised with compliments and kudos galore!
- Lacey and Matthew, Bride and Groom
Kristy Stoner / Erik Hall Wedding - June 7, 2014
There are no words to express to all of you for making the wedding perfect. I cannot tell you the rave reviews I have gotten! Every one of you made the evening a most memorable one. I have already given your name to numerous people.
Thank each and every one of you.
- Andrea Ferrara, Mother of the Bride
We can't thank you enough for all your hard work and leadership with the band to make our wedding so amazing! Our guests can’t stop talking about how entertaining you and the rest of the Entourage group were at our wedding. Thank you for being so wonderful to work with during the wedding planning process!
- Kristy and Erik, Bride and Groom
Suzie Berman / Ross Keenholtz Wedding - May 25, 2014
I just wanted to say thank you so much to the Entourage band for a wonderful wedding. They did such a great job. Everyone (especially Ross and me) was dancing all night, and loved all their songs. Also they learned our first dance and it was perfect!
We are on our honeymoon right now and keep talking about how much fun we had. The music really made the night and we will always have happy memories of our special day. \
- Suzie and Ross, Bride and Groom
Cassie Zemel / Bill Kirby Wedding - February 1, 2014
I cannot even tell you the feedback I'm getting on the band. You guys were just incredible!!!! From the ceremony music, dinner music, and reception music, it all was sensational. I kid you not – I have had at least 10 people tell me that was the best wedding band they have ever seen.
Thank you for making our night so special. You were such a delight to work with.
Entourage was seriously one of the best decisions we made for our wedding.
- Cassie Zemel, Bride
Clare Canham-Eaton, Mother of the BrideAmelia Eaton Wedding - December 7, 2013
Entourage was terrific and we were all so happy with the music and fun atmosphere that the band created. Many of our guests from Chicago and out of town mentioned how they especially enjoyed the band.
- Clare Canham-Eaton, Mother of the Bride
Kelley Smith / Brian Bogusevic Wedding - November 9, 2013
As a bride looking for a band online without any recommendations, I was hopeful that you all would be as good as the samples you sent. I was blown away! All of you were absolutely amazing! From the gracious way you entertained Nathan and his constant desire to join Entourage (are you hiring 3 year olds?), to the spot on first dance song (I cried with how sweet it was), and allowing Mr. Pete to probably have the best night of his life – I cannot say enough about all of you! We only dreamed our dance floor would be packed all night and you couldn't get people off the dance floor.
Thank you so much from Brian and I. Because of you all, we made so many memories that will never be erased.
- Kelley and Brian, Bride and Groom
Chicago Children's Theater Benefit - November 8, 2013
I just wanted to let you know how fabulous Entourage was at the Chicago Children's Theatre Benefit last night.
They played a wonderful group of songs that highlighted the work of Lamont Dozier, composer of so many Motown hit songs. It was quite touching to watch Lamont sit there and enjoy Entourage playing his music while the dance floor was full.
I especially loved the way the band seamlessly transitioned from 60's Motown to today's top hits. The female singer was fantastic and it was so much fun having her singing on the dance floor while the trumpeter and saxophonist played.
Thank you for a job well done! Now I look forward to working with Skyline at the Riverside Foundation Gala in February.
- Sandy Saltiel, Co-Chair
Nikki Nardick and Matt Ellis Wedding - October 19, 2013
Thank you so much for making Nikki and Matt’s wedding so special and fun! That dance floor was filled all night thanks to you and the band. You were all amazing!!
- Rob and Alene Nardick, Parents of the Bride
Bruni Hirsh / Fred Muram Wedding - October 6, 2013
I just want to sing praises of Entourage. They were terrific at our wedding this past Sunday. The day was perfect in every way. It was everything Bruni had hoped for, and all her friends were up and dancing all afternoon. Thank you for a great time!
- Beth Gomberg-Hirsch, Mother of the Bride
We had many activities during our 4-day weekend in St. Joseph, Michigan. The keynote event was the Black Tie gala, and the main part of that was the entertainment provided by Entourage. This event was a college reunion and I needed a band so good that the patrons would not be focused on seeing old friends but instead be captivated by the music and party. That is exactly what the band delivered. They were sensational. I was generally told three things about this event: “That was the best band I ever heard,” “That was the best party I ever been to,” or “That was the best time I ever had.” Another guest told me she was going to plan an event just to have a reason to hire Entourage to play. Additionally all our interaction with Arlen Music was very professional and friendly. When we have our next event we will be sure to call you first!
- Steve Goodrich
Mallory Jackson / John Powell Wedding - September 28, 2013
Arlen's 8-piece band, Entourage, was the band at our recent wedding reception at the Crystal Gardens on Navy Pier. We had an absolutely wonderful experience and could not have been more pleased.
To begin, the band is incredibly talented. Both lead vocalists hit it out of the park and the musicianship is second to none! They set the perfect tone for the event and kept our guests dancing all night.
Our guests were (and still are) raving about the band - we couldn't be happier to have worked with them!
- Mallory Jackson, Bride
Lisa Berghorst / Dan Broderick Wedding - September 21, 2013
Entourage did a fantastic job at Lisa and Dan’s wedding! Your sound was great and everyone loved your music! Thank you for the outstanding job!
- Ted and Debbie Berghorst, Parents of the Bride
We were beyond thrilled with Entourage. We met with the bandleader before our wedding to discuss choices for the reception and ceremony. My husband (a big music buff) was instantly at ease and we were able to work through all of our “likes” and “dislikes” immediately. We had said from the beginning that the band was truly the most important element for our reception as it would set the tone for the whole evening. Entourage went above and beyond our expectations. The dance floor was FILLED the entire night and the guests RAVED about the music! Also, on a more personal note – The first person that I saw when the doors opened before walking down the aisle was David and he gave me a big grin and a thumbs up, putting me at ease for my “grand debut!”
Entourage succeeded on every level – they are professional, personal, extremely talented and incredible to work with!
- Claire Fidelman, Bride
Cara Swislow / Mike Vig Wedding - June 8, 2013
We are still on a high after such a great night of music, dancing, and performances.
First, let me start with David Young’s control of the evening. PERFECT. David is such a talented musician, but very importantly for a wedding, a seasoned emcee. He has such an engaging personality with a ready smile that lights up the room and he is so ready to please: LOVED HIM! He was able to make our wedding a truly fun evening without stress by keeping us all on schedule with speeches, blessings, and special toasts flowing smoothly throughout the night.
From the start of the party at 7pm, David was able to get our crowd dancing to current music and not a single table sat back to just watch. Our guests were even aware of this and many came to comment about how enjoyable Entourage was making the reception. The dance floor was always full, everyone was dancing at one time or another, and all age groups seemed excited to be dancing to the music selections. And not only was David able to keep the music in high gear, but he was also so adept at not drawing all the attention on himself. He did not make our wedding a concert, at least not at the beginning, and he clearly made the families and the bride and groom the center of attention.
But let me also mention David Young and Entourage’s musical abilities. The bride was initially concerned during the planning stage, because we refused one thing to her, and that was we were not going to have a DJ. She felt that the music from a live band would not be hip and new enough to keep her younger crowd happy. But, at the end of the night, both our daughter and our new son-in-law came up to us individually and told us it was the BEST wedding either had ever attended. So many guests told us the same. All the Entourage musicians played important roles in making our night spectacular. WHAT A BAND!
We knew that David would give a good performance because of his musical pedigree, which was the main reason we sought out Entourage – but we had no idea of the real extent of his and the band’s abilities. At 10:30pm our wedding was ramped up for a second time when we had a family band transition into playing with Entourage. I don’t just mean any garage band – this was the band of Butch Vig, eight-time Grammy winning producer of such bands as Nirvana and Green Day. At this time David, Tommy Hayes, Karees Brown, and Butch Vig’s KIAB began to jam together. This was when Entourage let the music take over. The dueling vocals of Entourage’s Karees Brown with Jay Moran of KIAB were otherworldly, the saxophone of Tommy Hayes added so much energy, and the sounds from David’s horn and vocals produced goose bumps. I can’t even describe what David can do with that horn...unbelievable music.
I am so glad we chose Entourage as our wedding band. We now have a night we will never forget!
- Julie Swislow, Mother of the Bride
Candice Gutmann Wedding - May 26, 2013
Thank you for being a special and important part of our daughter's wedding. You made it a celebration to remember! Your professionalism, outstanding talent, and enthusiasm were evident from beginning to end (and we were having so much fun, we didn't want the evening to ever end).
You have great expertise in keeping the party flowing and your music was absolutely incredible! We had a large contingent of guests who were trained dancers and never stopped dancing and our non-dancing guests couldn't help but get on their feet, too. The dance floor was "the place to be".
Our guests were so impressed and amazed by your superb entertainment. It was truly a pleasure working with you and we are forever grateful for your services. I hope we have many more happy occasions that we can share with you.
- Gracie and Norman Gutmann, Parents of the Bride
Samantha Stock / Peter Armellino Wedding - May 4, 2013
We hired Entourage for my daughter's May 4th wedding and all I can say is they were beyond terrific. The bandleader David was a fabulous MC and during dinner played fabulous jazz as my daughter had requested. They had everyone dancing up a storm and friends of mine from New York still talk about what a great band they are. I would say they are the best in the business and I only hope I am invited somewhere when they are playing so I can hear them again.
- Bonnie Stock, Mother of the Bride
Christine Laufer / George Ertle Wedding - April 27, 2013
Our daughter’s wedding was at the Basilica at the University of Notre Dame. Entourage was the band of choice, as my daughter had heard them perform at the wedding of one of her classmates in 2012. Of course, I asked why she would want a band from Chicago rather than going for one of the better local bands in South Bend. My daughter said the dance floor was packed from the beginning until the end of the reception, and that young and old alike were delighted with what great music brings to a celebration. Sounded like a good reason to me, so we made arrangements with the band! It was the best decision we could have made, because, as predicted, everyone in the room danced like crazy from the beginning of the reception until the end! And we had 250!
We did have a wedding coordinator to help us along with our out-of-town wedding, and she was adamant about only one thing: the band leader/ Master of Ceremonies. She said that person would run the wedding, and that it was crucial to select a band with someone at the microphone who knew what he or she was doing. David Young was the perfect master of ceremonies.
The band exuded class and professionalism, from David Young’s eloquent (and fun!) introductions of the wedding party, to the toasts, speeches, announcements, cake cutting and everything else that goes along with hosting a great wedding. The evening could not have run more smoothly. Events proceeded in a manner that was efficient when it should have been, poignant when appropriate, and seamless in all areas of the evening’s festivities.
And kudos to the band for their brilliant musicianship, professional appearance, great song selection, and personable and friendly demeanor. The band played beautiful songs, rock and roll galore, delightful 60’s, many current songs I’ve never heard of that the kids loved, and quiet, sweet sounding instrumentals while dining (perfect for the moment). They brought the house down. David Young is simply the best at what he does.
Finally, the business end of hiring the band was exceptional. No surprises, no problems, just smooth sailing from the time we called to contact Entourage nearly a year ago, until the time the wedding was over.
The Arlen Music folks know how to run a wedding, all the way around, and the band is nothing short of sensational!
Thank you, Entourage!
- John Laufer, Father of the Bride
Laura Smith / Michael Manganaro Wedding - April 20, 2013
My wife, Judy, and I would like you to know that Mr. Young and the rest of the Entourage band hit it out of the park at our daughter's wedding on April 20 at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee.
The group played for just more than 3 hours, nonstop! The dance floor was packed every single minute. What a great blend of music, too... nothing schmaltzy like "YMCA" and those stale wedding staples. As a bonus, Mr. Young welcomed one of the church musicians, uncle of the groom, to bring his trombone up to play. He loved every single minute of it, and it looked to me like the band was thrilled to have him up there with them.
I have never heard such a fantastic wedding band before, ever. Many people I am hearing from are saying the exact same thing. What a talented bunch, and also very personable. Mr. Young handled the MC duties superbly and with much class.
The entire day was so memorable. In fact, the bar was raised pretty high come 9 p.m., but Entourage only made the entire ceremony that much more special and memorable. What a group!
I highly recommend this band to play at any event, especially weddings. We will forever sing their praises and we will never forget the energy, passion, fun, and total class they brought to all of us on one of the best days of our lives! God, they were good!
- Gregory and Judy Smith, Parents of the Bride
Nicole Nelson / Sean Regan Wedding - February 23, 2013
My daughter and I heard Entourage about 5 years ago at a friend’s wedding. We had such a fun time and loved the music we made a mental note for the future. 5 years later, you did not disappoint! You were even better!
Our guests never left the dance floor. Dave, the MC made everything go like clock work. I would recommend your band to anyone as you were so easy to work with!
- Cindy Nelson, Mother of the Bride
Alison Turner / Rich Fetzer Wedding - November 13, 2012
Thank you so much for the great job that you and the rest of Entourage did at our wedding. People are still talking about how much fun they had. You guys did an awesome job keeping the energy up all night!
- Ali and Rich, Bride and Groom
Lindsay Woldman / Rick Cerceo Wedding - October 27, 2012
Special thanks to you and all the members of Entourage. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the evening. You packed the dance floor – great music and amazing talent! We could not have been more pleased. Lindsay and Rick loved every minute!
- Woldman and Cerceo Families
Nika Hasegawa / Brett Plama Wedding - September 2, 2012
We had a blast at our daughter's wedding, and so did everyone else. The music was nonstop. We wanted to keep people dancing and they did. Our feet hurt by the end of the evening. David Young, the two fantastic singers, and the rest of the band are talented, professional and really rocked the house. Moreover, they are flexible and will shift gears and decades (musically) at request, no problem. All night long we had people coming up to us unsolicited saying, "What's the name of the band?" and "This is the best wedding I've ever been to!" Many thanks to David and the band. I had reservations a year ago about spending the money on a live band, and even considered cheaper bands. Today, no regrets. It was the best money spent on the wedding. It was a delightful evening in no small part to them.
- Nancy Berte, Mother of the Bride
Sarah Williams Wedding - September 1, 2012
I cannot thank you enough for making this such a happy celebration. Even the family was surprised at how many people hit the dance floor, but we know that when you hire the best out there, they deliver, and you did!!!
It was so easy working with you and the team at the office. Thank you everyone!
- Sandy Raphael, Event Planner
Katie Lucas / Andrew Geant Wedding - August 11, 2012
Drew and I used Entourage for our August 2012 wedding in Milwaukee. They were unbelievable! Numerous guests raved that this was the best band they had ever heard and the dance floor was packed all night. David and the band did a wonderful job playing the songs we wanted to hear, but also reading the crowd and keeping people on the dance floor.
Aside from being an amazing band, Entourage is also easy to work with. Everyone at Arlen music is professional and organized. David was extremely easy to communicate with leading up to the wedding and was also helpful in choosing song suggestions.
Now we just have to find another occasion to hire Entourage!
- Katie Lucas, Bride
Rachel Gilbert / Jason Waldinger Wedding - June 24, 2012
David and the band were absolutely stellar at Rachel's wedding. I can't tell you how many people told us how amazing they thought the band was. They were everything we hoped they would be and we were thrilled!
- Ellen Gilbert, Mother of the Bride
Elizabeth Many / John Arbuckle Wedding - June 16, 2012
You and your band exceeded our highest expectations, and we have had more positive feedback about the band than anything else. Some of our older guests told us that they havent danced with their friends like that for years, others said you sounded just like the actual artists of the songs, and even more said that you were the best wedding band they have heard.
John and I loved the way your string quartet played at the ceremony, and thought the music at the reception was exactly what we asked for. THANK YOU so much-you made our day!
- Elizabeth Many and John Arbuckle, Bride and Groom
Fanny Giorda / Michael Block Wedding - May 27, 2012
Entourage was absolutely fabulous. They had everyone on the dance floor the entire night, both the kids and older adults. They even learned a song for the bride to sing.
- Sweeta and Robbie Block, Parents of the Groom
Jennifer Underwood / Gary Tilkin Wedding - December 3, 2011
David and all the musicians were fabulous and I received many compliments on them! Thank you!
- Mary Mylenek
Kelly Cornelis / Ryan Smolek Wedding - November 5, 2011
We had an awesome time at our wedding and David and Entourage were fabulous! All our guests were raving and the dance floor was packed all night!
- Kelly Cornelis, Bride
Shannon Ryan / Eric Holter Wedding - October 8, 2011
Wow! You all were fantastic – everyone had a great time and we truly credit the band for this. You really know how to read a crowd – everyone was sore the next morning!! Not only was the music great but you were all so professional and wonderful to work with. Hope you will still be around by the time our other two daughters get married!
- Deb and John Ryan, Parents of the Bride
I wanted to thank you and Entourage for yet another great evening. Shannon, Eric, and their guests had a great time at the wedding last weekend. Every time we have an event together we know that the party will be fabulous and this was certainly no exception. Looking forward to our next ‘Designer Event’ together!
- Katie, Designer Event Chicago
Larah Kent / Drew Tannenbaum Wedding - September 10, 2011
Drew and I just wanted to thank you SO MUCH for such fantastic wedding entertainment last weekend! Pretty much every guest had told us by the end of the night, "THE BAND IS AMAZING!! Where did you find them?!" Everyone was loving you all night, and I'm pretty sure you picked up a few groupies along the way.
After having heard you for my sister's wedding and comparing it to ours, we noticed how versatile you are, and how you totally changed the vibe and feeling of the music based on our respective personalities. It's amazing that you were able to pick up on that kind of minutia after meeting us only once. You have a gift. Oh, and we also LOVED the Radiohead and Mazzy Star. A lot. Thank you so much for everything! You blew us away. (And ALL of our guests, too!)
- Larah and Drew, Bride and Groom
Kate Wilmoth / Jimmy Hickey Wedding - September 3, 2011
Entourage was outstanding. I can't tell you how many people came up to say it was the best band they had ever seen! David Young and his colleagues were fabulous entertainers and they really got everyone out on the dance floor and having a ball. The weekend's festivities - from the rehearsal dinner to the ceremony and the reception - were a huge success and your team at Arlen Music was a very big contributor. We enjoyed working with you and look forward to doing so again soon.
- Jim Hickey, Father of the Groom
David, I just wanted to say that it was an absolute pleasure working with you and Entourage this weekend for Jim & Kate’s wedding. The band sounded AMAZING (I heard many guests talking about how great the music was!). The evening went perfectly and the dance floor was never empty. It’s always great to work with a talented musician and bandleader such as yourself – I’m looking forward to working on our next event together!
- Melissa Samek, Clementine Custom Events
Jessica Bailis / James Sourbeer Wedding - August 20, 2011
We wanted to thank you for making our wedding reception so wonderful! You and your band members made the wedding so much fun for us and all of our guests. You guys exceeded all of our expectations and made the night so special and memorable. So, thank you for everything!
- Jessie and Jimmy, Bride and Groom
Emily Rickert / Tom Fitzgerald Wedding - August 12, 2011
All of our guests were raving about how fabulous the band was! I think the fact that the dance floor was still packed for the last song of the night is a great tribute to their talent and enthusiasm. Entourage was really perfect and they made the night everything Tom and Emily hoped it would be. Our heartfelt thanks for a wonderful evening!
- Laurie Fitzgerald, Mother of the Groom
Kim Friedman / Eli Boyer Wedding - July 9, 2011
You were amazing! From the gorgeous processional, to the cocktail hour, to the incredible music you played throughout the evening - it was magical! The dance floor was always packed and filled with energy. Our guests have not stopped raving about you! You did a masterful job of maintaining the energy while creating space for the toasts - you made the evening flow seamlessly. From the very beginning, we had a vision and you made it come alive with your talent and professionalism. The result was much more than we could have imagined!
Our profound thanks for your brilliant contribution to our wedding!
- Kimmy and Eli, Bride and Groom
Danielle LoVallo / Mike DeVries Wedding - June 25, 2011
It has been two weeks since our daughter's wedding and people are still talking about the phenomenal reception! We can't tell you how many compliments we received from our family and friends about David Young and Entourage! It was incredible to learn that most guests at the reception had never experienced a live dance band before!
All the musicians' enthusiasm and professionalism definitely made a beautiful reception. Even more wonderful was that everyone, young and old, thoroughly enjoyed themselves from start to end.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for a fantastic evening!
- Michael and Lisa LoVallo, Parents of the Bride
Amanda Buell / Colin Hall Wedding - June 18, 2011
Wow! We are back from our honeymoon and are still blown away by the incredible job you and the entire band did at our wedding. THANK YOU for everything. There are so many aspects of your performance that came together to make the night the most fun party we have ever been to. One of our all-time favorite moments was when we were waiting to make our grand entrance and looked down to see the dance floor already packed and full of energy. We knew right then it was going to be a great night!
We found it difficult to leave the dance floor for even a moment because every single song you chose kept pulling us back. We were thrilled that you managed to draw in guests from every generation, not just for a few songs, but up until the very last. And you did a phenomenal job MCing the evening as well as incorporating special requests like the Hora and L-O-V-E. On top of that, you were a joy to work with leading up to the big day.
So again, THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts. Hiring you and Entourage was the best decision we made, and we will be recommending you without reservation to anyone we can. We are already thinking of a good excuse to throw another party just to hire you again. Entourage is the best!
- Amanda and Colin, Bride and Groom
Annie Amin / Ian Chaves Wedding - June 4, 2011
Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding day. We have received so many compliments on your amazing performance. You kept the dance floor packed all night. You guys are so talented.
David, from the moment we met with you, we were so confident that you would make our wedding so special and so fun. Music was so important to us and you guys did not disappoint. Also, thank you for being so professional and easy to work with.
We will definitely be recommending you to our friends who get married. Thanks so much!
- Annie and Ian, Bride and Groom
Rachel Greene / Zach Stern Wedding - May 29, 2011
I can't thank you enough for the amazing performance of your band on Sunday night. The positive comments from our friends and family just don't stop! I'm so glad we chose you to share in our glorious event.
- Scott Greene, Father of the Bride
Kimberly Boyd / Greg Layok Wedding - February 26, 2011
You guys rock!
- Lady GaGa, Wedding Crasher
Justine Straub / Michael Karl Wedding
We couldn't wait to e-mail you and Entourage to let you/everyone know how EXTREMELY satisfied we were the night of our wedding with your performance! I have never witnessed so much talent, enthusiasm and professionalism on one stage! From the bottom of our hearts, we sincerely felt so honored to have Entourage perform on our wedding night! We saw some people on that dance floor that we have never seen dance before! The atmosphere and energy you brought to our reception was incredible and I know our wedding will be one that most will never forget because of the music you provided. Your practice and dedication shined through. It meant a lot to us. I have heard quotes like:
"I have never heard of a band that doesn't take a break!!"
"WOW that was the best band I've ever heard!!"
"I have never danced that much before at a wedding!!"
- Justine and Michael, Bride & Groom
Annie Cella / Jason Shackelford Wedding
Thank you again for starting off our marriage on the dance floor with all of our loved ones. We couldn’t have picked a better group to help do just that! Many thanks!
- Annie and Jason, Bride & Groom
Mary McDonald / Cole Kleiman Wedding
Wow! What an amazing performance! We were blown away by everything! Your professionalism, your talents, your passions! It made the night! We can’t stop thinking about it! We could never thank you enough! Outstanding!! Great music choices! We loved it!
- Mary and Cole, Bride & Groom
Colleen Hammel / Nathan Hall Wedding
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. Entourage was a huge hit - perfect dinner music and an unbelievable party afterwards. Colleen and I got exactly what we wanted from you. From our very first meeting in Evanston, you and your colleagues were professional to the core. Thanks again for making our reception a great party!
- Nathan and Colleen, Bride & Groom
Ayelet Wolf / Aaron Rosen Wedding
Thank you so much for being the highlight of our wedding! We were confident when we chose you to be our wedding band that it would be an unforgettable night for our guests and you exceeded all our expectations. Every song excited the crowd and us and you knew just how to keep the momentum going. Thanks again for everything and for learning some songs for us that further personalized the evening.
- Ayelet and Aaron, Bride & Groom
New Year's Eve at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV (joint event with Indigo)
Hey Guys! PLEASE…..it was our pleasure to have you for NYE. I have a post event meeting tomorrow afternoon, but have received an email from the President of the company, the VP of the convention center, the VP of Marketing and the Director of Catering Services with outstanding comments. As a matter of fact, they commented that several guests noted this was the best NYE at Mandalay Bay in the past 5 years, which is truly a compliment.
My phone has exploded with accolades from all our clients, and stories of their superiors, Presidents, directors, VP's, banquet captains, guests, tech crews...ALL ARE BLOWN AWAY! Guests STILL on the dance floor to the last minute of our 4 hours, that really never happens…you guys ROCKED IT OUT!!
Deena Longest / Adam Knapp Wedding
We want to thank you for the entertainment on Saturday and for Adam and Deena's wedding. We received many compliments from people who were very impressed with the music. We still have two sons who are yet to be engaged; however, when the time comes, the first vendor to be booked will be Entourage!
- Steven Knapp, Father of the Groom
Megan Washburn / Carl Mahler Wedding
Carl and I just returned from our honeymoon, and I wanted to drop you a line to thank you for everything! Entourage was a huge hit and helped to "make" the wedding. Everyone raved (and is still raving) about you guys. If you ever need any references, we'll be happy to recommend you to potential clients.
- Megan Mahler, Bride
Morgan Mellott / Martin Canniff Wedding
While planning our wedding, we found the perfect venue, florist and photographer. We needed a band. I am a musician, so I would not compromise with mediocrity. Our families and friends love to dance and that was very important to us. We couldn’t have been happier with Entourage and David Young. The dance floor was full all night. A number of people have asked me where we found the band because they couldn’t believe how great they were. In addition to the top-notch musicianship, vocals and set list, the musicians were very professional. I’m convinced we had the best wedding band out there.
- Martin and Morgan, Bride & Groom
Molly Martin / Patrick Roche Wedding
Just a note to thank you for a wonderful evening of dancing at Pat and Molly’s wedding. Every person there commented on how great the music and dancing was. In my opinion, the band is the #1 ingredient to a great wedding. You outdid yourself, David! We loved working with you.
- Ellen Roche, Mother of the Groom
Tema Starkman / Noah Feinberg Wedding
Entourage did a fantastic job at the Ritz-Carlton for the Starkman/Feinberg wedding. Not only is David Young a talented musician, but he is an excellent band leader. David did a great job reading the crowd and the dance floor was packed all night. As an event planner, I appreciate that David is a good listener and very accommodating to the needs of a special event. As always, it is a pleasure to work with Arlen Music, and Entourage is a hot band with a fresh new sound!
- Linda Alpert, Affairs with Linda