Praise for Indigo...
Jamie Veselik and Mark Walker (Palmer House Hilton) - Saturday, December 10, 2016
I just wanted to thank you for making my wedding the best day ever!
Every single guest has raved about Indigo and said it was the best band they ever heard.
I wish I could do it all over again because you were so great!
Thank you again!
Illana Rifkin and Tyler Hodges (Ritz-Carlton) – Saturday, November 12, 2016
Thank you and Indigo for making our wedding the perfect night! The energy and music that you had and played made the night so much fun. We cannot express enough appreciation. Thank you again!
Illana and Tyler, Bride and Groom
Carolyn Chen and John Harbert (Palmer House Hilton) – Saturday, October 22, 2016
Thank you so much for such a wonderful party. You did such a good job managing the flow of the party and y’all were just awesome! Our friends and family have been raving about how good y’all were and how much fun they had dancing!
John Harbert, Groom
Lauren Rimar and Itamar Latin Wedding (Standard Club) – Saturday, October 8, 2016
Dear Dan and the Indigo band,
I think that the best thing that I can say to sum up the amazing job you did and how amazing you all were is WOW!!!! You were so phenomenal I just can’t begin to describe it. From all the songs at the ceremony (Bach was PERFECT!), to the insane song we picked from a movie that you learned (which was crazy!), to almost making me cry when you told me you learned a Grimes song (which happens to be our favorite!) You really made the whole night magical. Thank you so so much!
Lauren and Itamar, Bride and Groom
Erica Palmer and Travis Ingersol Wedding – Saturday, October 1, 2016
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am still in awe of Indigo! You were all fantastic to say the very least! And we were so proud to have that performance at our daughter’s wedding. I have never ever seen a packed dance floor all night long. Amazing. The VERY BEST!
Thank you for your kindness and your professionalism! It was a pleasure working with you!
Lisa Palmer, Mother of the Bride
Christina Casciato Wedding (Drake Hotel) – Saturday, September 17, 2016
I just wanted to email you on behalf of everyone at our wedding last Saturday to tell you how amazing you and indigo were!!! It was absolutely beyond my expectations. You certainly helped make the wedding fun and unforgettable!! Thank you again for making the night magical!!
Christina and Thomas, Bride and Groom
Elissa Goffman and Brad Stern Wedding (Inter-Continental Hotel, Cleveland) – Sunday, September 4, 2016
Thank you so much for all your hard work and help in making our dream wedding come true! You were absolutely amazing and truly exceeded all of our expectations. We were so lucky to have you on our team to help make the evening so special and memorable. Not only was the music performed beautifully but it was also an absolute pleasure to work with you during the planning process. We are truly grateful – thank you again!
P.S. You guys killed it when performing our first dance, aka “The Dirty Dancing Dance.” It was absolutely perfect and truly made that part of the evening a moment we will never forget!
Elissa and Brad, Bride and Groom
Eva Ryan Wedding (Bridgeport Art Center) – Saturday, September 3, 2016
Dan, cannot thank you enough for the incredible job you and the band did on Saturday. People have not stopped talking about it. Watching our guests have a ball was everything to us. You all made the night above and beyond!
Eva Ryan, Bride
Allison Black and Jeff Goldberg – Saturday, August 13, 2016
Seriously, people are still emailing me and talking about how great you guys were. And I could not agree more. You absolutely blew us out of the water! I said early on that if the music is good, everything else will be good. Everything was just fabulous. I don’t have the words to express how happy we are with your performance. I wish I could have spent more time just listening but I couldn’t sit still!
Thank you so much for making our wedding and the reception the party of the year! I am so happy and so thankful that I found you guys because you made it a fantastic night of music and dancing! Please tell your band members and Ken how happy we are. I will tell anyone who asks me where they can find the best band in Chicago. And I think everyone that was at our reception will too!
So so so happy,
Allison and Jeff Goldberg, Bride and Groom
Meghan Huffman Wedding (Four Seasons) – July 23, 2016
I am finally catching up after a nice two-week break from 'reality', and I wanted to send an overdue and heartfelt note of gratitude for making our wedding off the charts. Several people have told us it's the best wedding they have ever been to and a great deal had to do with the energy you all created in the room. You were absolutely fantastic and a pleasure to work with throughout the entire process. We will be sure to highly recommend you to our friends/families, as well as write-up an A++ Yelp review.
Thank you again. Our wedding was more than we could have ever dreamed of. You guys are the best!
Meghan & John, Bride and Groom
Best Band ever!! That's what our guests told us. You were amazing and so were your other musicians and singers.
The energy far surpassed our expectations.
Until we meet again on the dance floor!
Patty Huffman, Mother of the Bride
I want to thank you for doing a GREAT job at Meghan’s wedding. It was an awesome night for our family. The Indigo band rocks!
Bob Huffman, Father of the Bride
Allison Rothschild and Greg Feltes Wedding (Galleria Marchetti) – July 3, 2016
Dan, we just want to thank you so much for great evening of music on Sunday. Indigo was just terrific and we received so many compliments. Thanks in particular for doing “You’re Not from Texas,” which was such a high note to end the evening.
Judy Crown and Richard Rothschild, Parents of the Bride
Caitlin Alden and Austin Stark Wedding (Adler Planetarium) – June 18, 2016
What can I say???? Indigo was the hit of the party. I can't begin to tell you the compliments I have received on the band this past Saturday. You ALL were AWESOME!!!! Thank you for the incredible performance at our daughter's wedding. Several guests have inquired about you already. Our biggest desire when planning this wedding was a great band. Indigo delivered above and beyond. Also, special thanks to Russ for letting our crazy son up there during DJ time and for assisting the Best Man during his speech. It was appreciated!
Thanks So Very Much!!
Loved you guys!!!
Barb Alden, Mother of the Bride
Now that we are all settled down and back from the honeymoon I wanted to send a huge thank you out to ALL of you for making our day so special. We had such a fabulous time and I cannot tell you the number of times I had people tell me it was the best music they have ever heard at a wedding. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making it so memorable and making all of our requests happen in a way that seemed so flawless.
Caitlin Stark, Bride
Julie Karaba and Peter Siegal Wedding (The Langham) – June 11, 2016
We had an absolute blast with Indigo keeping the dance floor full. Several guests have told us it was the best wedding band they've ever heard! Some also have asked for the name for their own future weddings.
Thanks for everything!
Julie & Peter, Bride and Groom
Maggie Unger and Kenneth Brin (The Langham) - May 29, 2016
As Ken and I come down from our magical weekend high, we continue to reflect on the amazing Indigo experience.
From the haunting strains of Hallelujah through to the oh too quickly ending evening, Ken and I and our guests were excited and moved, and everything else in between, by your music.
As the guest emails continue to flow into our Inbox, the one constant is commendation of your music and the fun you inspired.
Thank you so much for encouraging and sustaining, a truly joyful and unforgettable evening!
Maggie Unger, Bride
Natalie Wayne and Mike Reschke Wedding (Drake Hotel) - May 7, 2016
Dan - totally amazing Saturday night. We are still recovering from the party. Natalie and I are very happy with the experience and grateful. Please extent this sentiment to your band mates. We will certainly recommend everyone going forward. Our guests highly complimented indigo and had an amazing time.
Mike Reschke, Groom
I can't tell you how many guests were (and still are) raving about how amazing the band was! You definitely made the party and we are so thankful! I also want to especially thank you for the Talking Heads song - you truly went over and beyond.
Natalie Wayne, Bride
Claire Mullen Wedding (Drake Hotel) - March 5, 2016
Thanks again for a wonderful performance at Claire and Michael’s wedding this weekend. You guys sound great and people had an awesome time. Hope to work together again!
Joelle Beranek, Simply Perfect Events
Haley Schendier and Dan McGlynn Wedding (Adler Planetarium) – November 28, 2015
Dan, from the first meeting it was clear that you were the right emcee and Indigo was the best entertainment choice for our wedding. Your experience, guidance, and understanding of what we were trying to achieve was immediately evident. Throughout the planning process, you continued to offer new ideas, were willing to accommodate the various changes / ideas that naturally are part of imagining that perfect event, and did so reassuringly which rewarded our confidence in you. The many details were handled proficiently and professionally. The band’s performance was just outstanding, and captured the wonderful sound and feel we were trying to achieve – people still comment how awesome you were! You met and exceeded all of our expectations!
On behalf of Haley and Dan and our entire family, thank you for making it “The Ideal Day”.
Gary Schneider, Father of the Bride
Written words will never be enough to capture what having Indigo play our wedding reception meant to us. The only things which can even come close to re-creating the magic and love we felt through their music are the photographs and videos we have of ALL of our guests - from 5 year olds to retirees, from free spirits to introverts - ALL on the dance floor, ALL night long! From the moment the reception began until end of the very last song, the energy and the feeling of the night's music was upbeat, high-energy, and powerful. The most frequent comment and compliment we had about the wedding and reception was, "what a great band!", which is a testament to the central role Indigo will forever play in our and our guests memories of that amazing night.
From the beginning, they went above and beyond with everything. Tim Clark and Dan Nicholson took the time not just to meet us, but to get to know us before the event, learning our style and guiding us in how we could make our vision for the night a reality. We're talking about much more than just picking from a list of songs - they made sure to help and guide us on how to make the whole evening amazing. From how to introduce the wedding party, to when the best times for set dances are, to even how to transition in and out of the other various milestones of the evening, they shared with us their experience and their expertise on how to make sure the whole evening flowed as we wanted it to, and their help was crucial in making our night a non-stop party. Those that are planning a wedding know what a stress it can be, and we could never put a price on what it meant to us to feel SO CALM headed into our reception, knowing what amazing hands we were in. That alone would have been enough, but they were so kind, so incredible to work with, and so excited for us and to be a part of our night, that they even wanted us to add our own special touches - a custom mash-up of our favorite song for our first dance, arranged specifically for us by the band (and even an impromptu practice run before our guests came in!), and inviting one of the bride's sisters to be the lead singer for a special rendition of a family classic.
We can never fully thank Tim and Dan, and the whole band for that extra time, effort, and energy, all just to make sure our night was unforgettable.
Haley Schneider, Bride
Katie Hammond and JP Guilbault Wedding (University Club) – November 14, 2015
Hi Dan! I wanted to send a HUGE thank you to you and the band for an awesome evening at the wedding. I can't tell you how many people asked us for information on Indigo and everyone had a blast. And thanks again for letting John and I jump up there with you – that was a really special moment for the bride and her family, and we were able to keep it a complete surprise until that moment. Kudos to you for the help!
JP Guilbault, Groom
Bradley Yusim and Christine Parker Wedding (Waldorf-Astoria)– November 7, 2015
To Dan, the band member of Indigo, and everyone involved in booking this band – you were all outstanding! Guests cannot stop talking about how amazing you guys are and how much fun they had. Thank you for making our wedding one of the most memorable celebrations of our life!
Christine and Brad, Bride and Groom
Heun Wedding (The Langham) - October 3, 2015
The band was amazing and the dancing was non-stop! Love you guys!
Liz Heun, Mother of the Bride
Sarah Kula and Briggs Patterson Wedding – September 26, 2015
Dan, words cannot express how thrilled we were with your performance at our wedding on Saturday. You were the most talked about part of the event by our guests. Also, thank you for learning and performing a beautiful version of our first dance song...Briggs and I were so happy to dance together to a live band.
Finally, I must tell you that when friends and family have reminisced about the evening with us, 100% of them reported that one of their favorite memories from the night was when a glass was shattered on the dance floor and, without missing a beat, your lead male singer Russell started singing a song on the spot about "mopping it up". Although I personally missed this moment, guests thought it was particularly clever and hilarious and proved the talent of your band that they didn't miss a beat even when the crowd needed to be notified of the broken glass. I am excited to hear this song in our video :)
Anyways, thanks a million for everything!!! You guys absolutely rocked!!!!
- Sarah Kula, Bride
Blayr Austin and Michael Kobierski Wedding (Drake Hotel) - September 6, 2015
Blayr and Michael’s wedding was hugely successful as evidenced by Blayr’s delight at the event.
A successful event is largely a result of the sum of its components. The décor was exquisite and no detail was overlooked. However, unanimously people thought the music was the best they’d ever experienced at any wedding or gala event. We are most grateful to you for such a fantastic evening.
- Paul Austin. Father of the Bride
McKenzie Chandler Wedding – September 4, 2015
People say a band makes a wedding! Well you guys exceeded my expectations. My guests never sat down and they have not stopped raving about your band. I loved your song list and it is fair to say so did my guests. I also want you to know how much I appreciated that you accompanied the guitar player during the ceremony. That song always brings a tear to my eye and as I indicated it has been my song with Mckenzie since she was a little girl.
Thank you for the most memorable evening, it is one we will never forget.
- Brian and Julie Chandler, Parents of the Bride
Amy Inlander and Jon Lester Wedding (Ritz-Carlton) – August 15, 2015
Dan, We cannot thank you enough for the amazing music the night of our wedding.
From the moment the curtains opened, and we heard the first bars of music, we knew we were in for a good night. The music throughout the ceremony was beyond gorgeous and set the mood for the ceremony that we will never forget.
The reception took it to the next level. If you couldn't tell, we had the BEST time dancing with our friends and family. Everyone is still raving that you were the most fun and best band they have ever heard (and we agree!)
You were a pleasure to work with throughout the process, and we are so glad you were part of our team on our most special day.
Thank you again!
- Amy & Jon, Bride and Groom
The band was fabulous. Everyone was up dancing all night, exactly what we hoped for. We heard raves from all of our guests!
- Beth Inlander, Mother of the Bride
Marielle Oestermeyer and Matthew Dove Wedding – March 28, 2015
For our wedding on 3/28/2015 we hired Indigo to play and it was the best decision we ever made.
Our dance floor was packed from the moment they started playing and no one stopped dancing until the last song. Every song they cover sounds better than the original and their vocalists are unparalleled.
We worked with Dan Nicholson, who was the bandleader for Indigo, and he was so wonderful to work with from start to finish. He listened to our ideas, offered great suggestions, and made sure that the dance floor was packed. He was also a wonderful MC throughout the evening, making our reception run smoothly.
Everyone who talked to us after our wedding had something great to say about the band and wanted to know who we used. We highly recommend Indigo and Arlen Music Productions, you cannot find anyone better.
Marielle and Matthew, Bride & Groom
Adam and Blair Garnaas Wedding – March 21, 2015
Just a note to relate our family’s sincere appreciation for the energy, talent, and professionalism that Dan and Indigo team brought to Adam and Blair’s Wedding.
The celebration was last Saturday at the Aria in Minneapolis. From the Ceremony to the Reception, and from the Dinner to Dancing, the music supported and led a truly unforgettable evening. Faith and my daily work-outs served us well as we couldn’t leave the dance floor when Dan started the magic!! Also, our five year old granddaughter was mesmerized as she stood at the front of the stage and joined Lindsey for "Dancing Queen," the result of which will be her auditioning with your company in about fifteen years!!!
Again thanks so much. Please relate our message to the Indigo artists.
Wishing you all the best, you have been a pleasure to work with.
- Jon Garnaas, Groom
Brigid Liston and Barry Walsh Wedding (Union League Club) – March 14, 2015
What a fabulous party at Brigid and Barry’s wedding! You and your whole crew were amazing and everyone clearly had a fabulous time. Can’t wait to work with you again!
- Joan Cinquegrani, Five Grain Events
Celeste Magee and James Boler – March 6, 2015
You guys really rocked the house!!! Everyone is still talking about how great the music was. Both Celeste and I couldn't have planned our special day any better. Thank you and every member of your wonderful band. We really enjoyed being on a crowded dance floor all night long. Job extremely well done!!
- James Boler, Groom
Saturday, September 20, 2014: Murphy Wedding
Dan, I can't thank you enough for the amazing job you did at the Murphy/Vietti wedding last Saturday. Truly there are no bands in the city that even come close to the professionalism and talent of the Ken Arlen bands.
Thanks so much, and I look forward to working with you again soon.
- Jamie Ginsburg, Event Planner
We loved the performance!!! The music was amazing…the energy of the room was all due to your music! They’re still talking about the music and the wedding!
- Vera Murphy, Mother of the Bride
Saturday, September 13, 2014: Alison Schmidt and Jared Small
We can’t thank you enough for an amazing night!! You guys were incredible! We had so much fun and I am at a loss for words. Thank you so much for everything.
- Jared & Alison, Bride and Groom
You and your team were amazing on Saturday night. We were thrilled with all that you did, and it was a joy having you work the wedding.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making Alison and Jared's wedding so special.
- Nancy Schmidt, Mother of the Bride
Saturday, September 6, 2014: Martha Huiskamp and James Bender Wedding
Thank you so much for helping us achieve the wedding of our dreams. You guys were absolutely fantastic! We could not have have asked for a better band, and everyone was so sad when the lights came on. If that’s not a sign of a good party, I don’t know what is. We would recommend you to anyone and everyone. We truly had the night of our lives.
Thank you for the bottom of our hearts!
- Martha and James Bender, Bride and Groom
Saturday, August 31, 2014: Samantha Weiss and Peter Kimball Wedding
Just want to write you a note how happy we were with your performance. You and your band made the party! You kept everyone on the dance floor. We had a great hora and American Pie at the end the night was great. We ordered the largest dance floor and it was filled all night. There were people even dancing on the carpet next to the dance floor. Our guests kept asking, “Who was that great band?!
- Neal and Mona Weiss, Parents of the Bride
Thank you so much for the perfect night. Indigo was wonderful! Peter and I had the best time on the dance floor! Our feet still hurt from dancing the night away.
All our guest raved about the music! The evening was perfect! We loved having the dance floor packed all night!
Thank you so much for making the night better then we could have ever dreamed!
- Samantha and Peter, Bride and Groom
Saturday, August 30, 2014: Tara Kramar and Bradley Fussel
After we booked Crystal Gardens, and only left with 9 months to work with, we were told to immediately block hotel rooms and a band. With that said, and not knowing any talent in Chicago, we asked our day-of coordinator for a few names. Of course it came down to, “Who’s your favorite?” Without hesitation, she responded, “Indigo.”
My father always said the secret to a good party is good food, good booze and great music. Dan, you and your band are awesome. No words can describe how good your MC qualities are and how awesome the band is. You controlled the whole evening (even the extended karaoke act at the end), kept everyone dancing, and the music selection was an excellent balance for young and old. We had more comments regarding how good the band was and how long our guests stayed on the dance floor than you can imagine. Every time we end up in a conversation about the wedding, the first words are, “Where did you find that band? They were awesome!” Dan you were worth every penny! In our book, none better and the key to our success.
- Pam and Keith Kramar, Parents of the Bride
Saturday, August 23, 2014: Josh Axler Wedding
We just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful job Indigo did for our wedding. So far everyone I've spoken has said that you guys were amazing. I completely agree. The playlist was wonderful and the pacing was just perfect. I realized we never got the chance to say goodbye, but felt it was necessary to let you know that you guys were a hit.
Thanks again. You guys rocked and made our special day even more special.
- Josh Axler, Groom
Saturday, August 16, 2014: Amanda Whitmer and Andrew Johnston Wedding
Andrew and I cannot begin to tell you how much fun we had dancing the night away at our wedding on August 16th in Lake Geneva, WI. From the second we were engaged, our top priority in planning was to have an awesome band, and thanks to Indigo, we had a beyond awesome, talented and crazy fun band! Thank you for bringing energy and excitement to our dance floor. Andrew and I didn’t leave the dance floor all night long – a true testament to you, Indigo! Dan, you were a dream to work with and we couldn’t be more appreciative of all the work that went into the planning and set-up of our day. Thank you!!
- Amanda and Andrew, Bride and Groom
Saturday, August 2, 2014: Erin Powers and Matt Movall Wedding
Thank you so much for playing such an amazing role in our wedding! We had the absolute best day from start to finish. We are so grateful that you helped make our day special by learning songs that meant a lot to us and our family. We receive so many compliments, even five months later you were the best band anyone had heard! Everything was fantastic! Thank you so much for al your planning and hard work.
- Erin and Matt, Bride and Groom
Saturday, June 28, 2014: Pamela Dziadus Wedding
Just wanted to express my sincere appreciation to you and all the members of Indigo.
I have received so many compliments from our guests that this was the best wedding band they have ever heard.
We had so so much fun! I still smile every time I think of you guys. All our guests could tell you all really enjoyed playing together.
The decision to have the violins join Indigo was one the best decisions we made planning for this wedding.
We wanted this wedding to be special and Indigo made it possible!
- Cindy Dziadus, Mother of the Bride
Andy and I cannot say thank you enough to you and your amazing team for helping us have the wedding of a lifetime! Dan, I hope you know, I couldn’t have done this without you! Thanks for always being there for me and remaining calm even when things got a bit rough! Our wedding was a dream come true and Andy and I had the time of our lives! Thank you for helping to create memories that will last forever!
- Pam and Andy, Bride and Groom
Saturday, June 21, 2014: Julie Collins Wedding
Indigo did a fabulous job on the music for the Collns/Cockle wedding reception at the University Club this past weekend! We could not have been more pleased. Our event was so very much fun, with the dance floor constantly full. We are most grateful for the fabulous performance!
- Betty Collins, Mother of the Bride
Sunday, May 25, 2014: Liz Cohen and Andrew Neiberg
Words cannot describe how grateful Andrew and I are for everything you did for our wedding. From playing the songs we requested (including "Happy" for my mom) to switching between 3 different songs for our break out choreographed dance to even finding Raining Men for Andrew's family to dance to at the end of the night, you guys really did it right! The amount of people that have commented on how wonderful you guys were really is a testament to how good you guys are! We cannot begin to thank you for everything you did – it really made our night special,
- Liz and Andrew, Bride and Groom
Saturday, May 24, 2014: Cairo Wedding
Daniel and your crew were amazing. The violinists killed it!!! Thanks for another amazing band performance and another Cairo Wedding. You guys are the best!
- Louis Cairo, Father of the Bride
Saturday, May 10, 2014: Melissa Ackerman and Pete Agrawal
You should know that for weeks after the wedding, people were telling us that Indigo was the best band they have ever heard at a wedding. I have referred their name to several other people!
- Marc Ackerman, Father of the Bride
Saturday, May 3, 2014: Shannon Williams and Justin Jacobson
We cannot thank you enough for your fabulous performance at our wedding. The music was so on point and I truly appreciate you taking the time to learn additional songs for us. They truly added a personal touch to our wedding!
Guests LOVED the music and we received countless praises on how fantastic you were! We will definitely recommend you to family and friends, and will absolutely reach out to you for future events.
Thank you again for keeping our wedding rockin' all night long!
- Shannon Williams, Bride
Saturday, April 5, 2014: Courtney Uchytil and Mike Healy
You guys were outstanding last Saturday at the Chicago Cultural Center for our wedding. We have gotten several different comments highlighting the band as phenomenal... And the comments have come from people of all different ages, from both sides of the family and from all over the country. You guys had the dance floor going the entire night and had a great feel for what and when people wanted certain songs and different types of music.
I will certainly be recommending you to all friends and family for any future weddings or events.
- Mike Healy, Groom
Saturday, December 13, 2014: Greer Satherlie and Matt Hendrick
We loved Indigo! Every one of our guests said it was the best party they had ever been to.
The band, especially Dan, was so awesome and easy to work with. We never wanted them to stop playing!
I would highly recommend this band. They are great!
- Greer Satherlie, Bride
November 9, 2013: Brian Napleton and Grainne Bond
We were beyond thrilled with the evening the Indigo band staged for us ... Dan and his colleagues are, in a word, AMAZING! They made our night. Music was one of the most important aspects of our wedding to Brian and me and we couldn't have imagined a band performing better than Indigo. Their musical skills are awesome and the way they got the crowd involved was outstanding. Thanks to Indigo for making our night one we will NEVER EVER forget!!
- Grainne Bond, Bride
November 2, 2013: William Borowski and Jackie Oestermeyer
We have received nothing but compliments on Indigo…everyone says it was the best wedding band they had ever seen! You were so wonderful to work with and everything was outstanding. We can't thank you enough for being such a wonderful part of our wedding.
- Jackie Oestermeyer, Bride
October 19, 2013: Brad Factor and Jamie Kerner
Dan, I just wanted to send you and your team a big THANK YOU for making our wedding night OUTSTANDING. We got so many compliments from our friends and family!
The party was SO much fun, the dance floor was packed and the music was just perfect.
Brad and I are still on Cloud 9 and we wanted to thank you for making the night go so smoothly.
- Jamie Kerner, Bride
October 5, 2013: Jenna Wiza and Scott Gbur
Just wanted to say THANK YOU for the great job Dan and Indigo did at the wedding. Everyone in attendance said it was the best band they have heard in either a long time, from the older generation, or ever, the younger generation! I am serious!!
Indigo helped make the evening what the kids wanted it to be – a party – and it was certainly was!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dan was fantastic matching the music to the mood – as the father of the groom, a music buff, said – every next song was better than the previous song and the previous song was GREAT.
Dan was also fantastic as an emcee. He kept everything moving and, in fact, we were ahead of schedule most of the evening!
Once again, thanks for making our special evening a truly memorable one.
- Chuck and May Wiza, Parents of the Bride
Thank you for everything with the wedding on Saturday. Our family and friends had an awesome time and loved the band. The music was amazing for both the ceremony and the reception. Thank you for delivering on some of the crazy requests I had with the music. We wouldn't have changed a thing – it was perfect.
- Scott Gbur, Groom
September 21, 2013: Jen Eisenberg and Peter Pino
Dan, you and your band were amazing at the Eisenberg Pino/Wedding. All the guests and the family were blown away as well. Do you know that almost all of the guests were there at the end of the party!
Thank you for always being so enthusiastic, present, and a great team player. I look forward to working with you again very soon!
- Joyce Pollakoff, Event Planner
September 7, 2013: Lauren Satz Wedding
We just want to thank you again for putting on such a great show for Lauren & Sammy's wedding. Everyone has raved to us about how great they thought Indigo was. It was everything we had in mind, and more, because everyone danced up a storm. We will recommend you to anyone who is looking for a great band!
- Michael Satz, Father of the Bride
September 1, 2013: Westley Blum and Barak Berman
Thanks again for an amazing night. You guys sound unbelievable - so tight and packed with energy. With a number of critical musicians and music educators in the audience, it’s very hard to impress them - but you guys certainly did it. The ceremony music was perfect and threaded the needle on the "here comes the bride" nonsense. I've had somewhere between 10-20 people reach out to me for the name of the band...you left an amazing impression with how you managed the flow of the party and with your professionalism.
- Barak and Westley, Bride and Groom
July 21, 2013: Marnie Stone Wedding
We had Indigo at our wedding this summer and they were absolutely amazing! The energy in the room was incredible from the minute we walked in the room. The band kept the guests on the dance floor the whole night. The band leader, Dan, really listened to what my husband and I wanted the night to be like. They played a well balanced mix of new and older songs. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a fantastic band! Thanks, Indigo, for making our wedding such a special and memorable evening!
- Marnie Stone, Bride
July 20, 2013: Elizabeth Kubik and Joe Foran
Thank you so much for making our daughter's wedding so much fun! There was not a person in the room that was not thoroughly enjoying themselves whether they were dancing or just sitting listening. We've never been to a wedding where so many people were on the dance floor constantly. We received so many compliments about your band we just couldn't believe it. Everyone loved the continuous music, the incredible singers, the all around outstanding performance of the entire group! Choosing Indigo was by far our best decision!!
Thank you so very much for making this special day for our daughter and son-in-law, as well as our entire family, so very memorable.
- Jeff and Sarah Kubik, Parents of the Bride
I want to thank you for Indigo's outstanding performance at our wedding. The number of compliments on the music was incredible. I appreciate you taking all of our requests and creating the most perfect night for us! You are so professional and down to earth that we immediately felt at ease having chosen your group for our wedding. Joe has been raving about you guys since the wedding! Thank you for helping to create an amazing party and our dream wedding. We had the BEST time dancing to your music and I absolutely loved our first dance song!
- Elizabeth Kubik, Bride
July 13, 2013: Tara Markby and Jeff Petersen
Jeff and I cannot say thank you enough. We knew you guys were great, but seeing you live took it to a new level. The dance floor was full until the very end, and that's exactly how we wanted it. I can't explain the number of people who have since complimented Indigo. You put on an amazing show – I wish we could do it all over again!
You went above and beyond and were BY FAR our favorite and easiest vendor to work with. I will be recommending you to every bride and groom to be, and I'm positive that we'll be seeing you at friends' weddings in the future!
- Tara and Jeff, Bride and Groom
We are basking in the wake of a PERFECT wedding celebration.....almost delirious enough to want to repeat it.
Indigo was a huge part of the success. Some guests stopped eating to applaud during the mealtime performance and the dance floor was full for the remainder of the evening. We enjoyed many, many great comments from the guests about the band.
A special thanks to Dan for his guidance during the pre-wedding details and also his leadership on stage!
- Jeff Markby, Father of the Bride
July 6, 2013: Ann Superfisky and Andrew Kenzie
We would like to thank the band “Indigo” who performed at our daughter’s wedding on July 6th. Ann and Andrew’s wedding reception was a wonderful celebration and the band played a significant role in making it the wonderful event it was. The music was outstanding, the vocalists extraordinary! The dance floor was full the entire night and everyone RAVED about the band. They did a wonderful job selecting the music they played and kept it lively all night long!
- Pam Superfisky, Mother of the Bride
June 22, 2013: Tracey Harkins and Josh Arons
We had Indigo for our June 22, 2013 wedding at the Ravenswood Event Center. From start to finish, working with Ken Arlen Music and Indigo Band was an absolute delight! Our meeting with Dan Nicholson prior to the wedding really showed how dedicated Indigo and Arlen Music are to pleasing the customer, as he gladly appeased us and our requests. The music at the wedding was amazing! I cannot tell you know many people have commented on how wonderful the Indigo band was. They did a great job at keeping the party going, and knowing the appropriate way to pace the night. The wedding wouldn't have been as big of a smash as it was without Dan and the team. Thank you, Indigo for an unforgettable night!
- Tracey Harkins, Bride
June 1, 2013: Mari Pivar and Todd Jacobson
I can't begin to thank you for the most incredible night of music at Mari and Todd's wedding. The cocktail hour music added to the ambiance of the Promenade. The ceremony music was so sweet and moving, that it made me cry (big surprise). But when the ballroom doors were opened and the band was playing, it set the tone of the evening – fun and upbeat.
Gary specifically saved your card from another wedding we attended because he wanted your band to play at his daughter's wedding. The singers were so extraordinary, each great individually, but a powerhouse when together. And the band was rocking out. Together it made for the perfect combination for an amazing evening.
Thank you for capturing the essence of what Mari wanted and playing sets that were both contemporary yet appealing to all ages. I have received so many compliments on the music and the band and how much fun the guests had that evening. You were the one who made that happen.
But what truly impressed us was the extra mile that you went to help Mari with the flash mob. You were so agreeable and amenable to her vision of it. We are really grateful that the band learned the music that you compiled and played it so that our singers stayed on key (kind of!). The flash mob was so fun and really made the wedding memorable.
Thank you again for such an amazing evening. Arlen Music is very lucky to have you, your great vocals and band members.
- Cara Pivar, Mother of the Bride
Thank you so much for the most amazing wedding music ever!!! We are definitely recommending you to everyone we know getting married.
The music you played was perfect at every moment. The singers were so much fun and entertaining.
Thank you for all of your help and support. We really couldn't have done it without you!
- Mari and Todd, Bride and Groom
May 25, 2013: John Osgood and Cheryl Sowa
Thank you to you and the rest of Indigo for providing an unbelievable musical experience for Cheryl & John's wedding reception on May 25th. The band kept the reception energized the entire night.
Indigo's boundless musical talent and ability to connect with the guests created an atmosphere in which the dance floor was constantly filled. We have received numerous comments on how great Indigo was. A great time was had by all.
From the initial meetings with you through the last song at the reception, you were very accommodating of the bride and groom's wishes and were a pleasure to work with. Your introductions during dinner and your assistance on the pacing of the schedule of the reception were also very professional.
Finally, when it comes to music, Indigo is absolutely the best band to party with. Period!
- Glen Sowa, Father of the Bride
We hired Arlen Music Productions for our wedding; more specifically we had the band Indigo. They are obviously more expensive than a DJ, but we made a conscious decision to spend more money on the music and cut other things to a minimum (like flowers, centerpieces, menus...the stuff no one actually remembers). Spending the money on the band was the BEST decision we made.
Throughout the entire reception the dance floor was packed. There was not one single lull. It was a party from start to finish. I can't even tell you how many compliments we had. Constantly, the whole evening, people kept saying, "This band is AWESOME! Where did you find them?!"
We looked at other bands too, who believe it or not actually let us crash other peoples' receptions to get a glimpse at them (never again...SO awkward). Indigo doesn't allow that, which I respect because I wouldn't want anyone crashing our wedding. However, we were nervous to hire a band that we hadn't seen before, so luckily they were doing a performance at a local hotel one night and we were able to catch them. It confirmed for us that they were the real deal. They were also very receptive to us customizing their playlist to include the songs we wanted and eliminate everything we didn't.
I don't think they do non-wedding public performances very often, so all I would say to anyone who won't have the chance to preview them in person is, TRUST ME, they are worth it.
- John Osgood, Groom
May 18, 2013: Molly Schriver and Dan Sarhage
The band was awesome! The music, from instruments to vocals, never hit a sour note. The mix was perfect. Older guests and younger all enjoyed the music and the dance floor was filled! You are consummate professionals.
My father is almost 89, the oldest guest, and he loved the music. I was able to enjoy dancing with my father to "My Way," something I could not have imagined him being up to. He was on the floor (upright and moving!) several times. That is a credit to your band. He loved the music! He has not felt like dancing for many years and has sat it out way too much...you got him dancing!
Thank you. It made for the most wonderful celebration and memories. Molly and Dan enjoyed it all. Their friends and families were dancing and celebrating the entire night. The music was an enormous partner in all the joy.
- Kim Schriver, Mother of the Bride
April 27, 2013: Anu Nagaraju and Pravin Muniyappa
Thank you so much! You guys did such an amazing job! Pravin and I, along with all of our guests, had such a great time at the wedding!
- Anu and Pravin, Bride and Groom
April 13, 2013:Community Cancer Research Foundation Perennial Ball
Indigo has performed at our annual fundraiser for the past several years. The band is talent as its finest. Indigo puts on a great show and their enthusiasm is contagious. Once they get the crowd going, they keep them going! Thank you for helping to make our event a fun success. See you next year!
- Sherri Holt, Community Cancer Research Foundation, Perennial Ball Committee Member
April 6, 2013:Lillian Ringel and Josh Berman
We just wanted to say thank you for such an INCREDIBLE Saturday night. The music for the ceremony was beautiful, and I have never seen so many people dancing for so long at a wedding. You and the rest of Indigo were insanely amazing and I don't have enough adjectives in my vocabulary to do my thank-you justice!
- Lillian and Josh, Bride and Groom
November 10, 2012:Emily Chapman and Jon Marks
We can't begin to thank you enough for such an incredible evening on Saturday night. From the moment we heard the ceremony musicians begin playing "Forever Young" to the last note of the evening, we had the time of our life to your accompaniment. You and your amazing band provided the most incredible soundtrack to an incredible evening. Our friends and family still will not stop telling us how much they loved all of you -- trust us, we've never seen some of those people dance the way they did!!
- Emily and Jon, Bride and Groom
October 27, 2012:Tara Lang and Sean Finnegan
We wanted to send you a quick note to say THANK YOU for EVERYTHING you did to make our wedding celebration on Saturday such a success. We thought your band did an AMAZING job performing in the frigid temps outside during the ceremony and keeping the energy going during our fabulous dance party. Thank you for letting some of our talented guests show off their skills--it was such a treat! Our guests cannot stop raving about you guys. We are so pleased we went with Indigo! You were so easy to work with and so accommodating!
- Tara and Sean, Bride and Groom
October 6, 2012:Michaela Heller and Joe Giovengo
Thank you for doing such a wonderful job at our wedding on October 6th at The Drake. You guys were outstanding!!! I have never been to a wedding where so many people were on the dance floor the entire night - everyone from my parents' friends, my little cousins, and my friends (late 20's). I have gotten multiple emails saying that it was the best wedding people have ever been to and they are still sore from all the dancing they did. The late night room and DJ worked out perfectly as well. Thank you for that! Most importantly, Joe and I and our 2 families had the time of our lives. The entire day exceeded our expectations and we have you guys to thank for contributing to that.
- Michaela and Joe, Bride and Groom
September 29, 2012:Alex Stupnitsky and Alan Taylor
Alex and I are just about to leave for our honeymoon and I wanted to take a quick second to thank you and Indigo for putting on such an amazing show. Really from the start of the wedding during the ceremony the tone was set that this was going to be a fantastic night. Everything you guys did was perfect and we enjoyed every second. I loved “You Can Call Me Al,” Coldplay, even the Phish during dinner. You guys really killed it!! Thank you so much for everything you guys put into the night, you have a very wonderful band and it was even better than we expected. All of our friends have been telling us how great you guys were. Thanks again and hopefully we will see you at some of our friends weddings coming up over the next few years. Talk soon and thanks again!!!!
- Alex and Alan, Bride and Groom
September 15, 2012: Andrea Slavin and Matt Carr
On behalf of Joan and myself, I would like to thank you and your band for providing a high energy and fun evening. Our guests all commented on how great the band sounded and how much fun they had. We enjoyed working with you and appreciate how special you made Andi and Matt's day.
Dan, you personally were very knowledgeable, professional and accessible as we worked out the plans. You were very solicitous during the reception and accommodating to the changes in the program. Andi and Matt had a great time.
- Joan and Rick Slavin, Parents of the Bride
September 2, 2012: Jessica Lasner and Joshua Rotman
I want to thank you for playing at Jessica's wedding. You and Indigo were phenomenal. The guests were on the dance floor from the moment they found their table to the final moments that you played. Everyone raved about you. In fact, a few friends called to make sure they had your name for their upcoming events.
Dan, the wedding reception would not have been as much fun or lively without you.
Also, the music during the ceremony was just beautiful. It was so romantic listening to it as Jessica walked down the aisle. Thank you for learning those new melodies for Jessica.
Finally, Dan you were so wonderful to work with. Returning emails promptly. Sitting with Jessie and I patiently while she chose music and discussed time lines. You also found a moment to play my two favorite songs, “It Had to Be You” and “Our Love Is Here To Stay.”
Dan, you are a true gentleman, and I look forward to working with you again when my sons get married.
- Allison Lasner, Mother of the Bride
We were the fortunate recipients of having Indigo play at our son’s wedding at the Sofitel. We heard more than once during and after the wedding that ”this is the best band we’ve ever heard!” The dance floor was packed up until the ending at midnight!
- Ernie Rotman, Father of the Groom
August 11, 2012: Katelyn Carson and Matt Martin
We are back from a long honeymoon and out of la la land enough to finally write you a quick note to thank you for Indigo's musical efforts at our wedding. I've lost track of the number of compliments we've received, but the music is definitely the first thing everyone mentions when talking about the wedding! You guys were fabulous. We wished we could have stayed on the dance floor for the entire night, rather than talk with all of our guests :) We loved all the MJ, the jazzy Sam Cooke tune during dinner, and the way that you roped my brother in at the end - just awesome.
Thank you thank you thank you!
- Katelyn and Matt, Bride and Groom
July 14, 2012: Sarah Vittenson and Jared Cohen
Last night there were 225 people who could not get enough of your music. Everyone complimented me on the choice of getting you to play at Sarah and Jared's wedding. You did an amazing job and half those compliments came from East Coast people! Thank you for helping to make my daughter's wedding a beautiful affair. You all were amazing.
- Gloria Vittenson, Mother of the Bride
June 22, 2012: Grace Vidmer and Matt Clackson
Matt and I wanted to say thank you for making our day a blast! I cannot express to you how much fun everyone had because of Indigo. Everyone felt like they were the life of the party (I cant tell you how many times people told us that!) You played a whole range of songs and really included everyone. I don’t think I have ever seen so many people getting their boogie on for soooo long!! You let us let loose and truly enjoy our night!! Also, I think the staff enjoyed seeing us dancin’ fools on the floor!
You were a wonderful MC! You introduced everyone so nicely, and we loved the music you played before each of the speakers – it was very creative. Your band did everything so seamlessly!
We have received countless compliments, and how your band was the best wedding band ever! We would agree! Thank you again for all of your hard work; you guys rock!!
- Grace and Matt, Bride and Groom
June 2, 2012: Emily Bates and Owen Schnaper
Just wanted to thank you and your whole group. You guys were unbelievable. All of our guests were raving about how great the band was. Thank you again for everything.
- Owen Schnaper, Groom
April 14, 2012: Becky Pazik and Tony Paredes
Dan and Indigo made our night! They did such an amazing job. We can't recommend them highly enough!
- Becky Pazik, Bride
November 26th, 2011: Noelle Romano and Jeff Riney Wedding
We cannot thank you enough for your services for our wedding. We would like to sincerely thank you for all the effort you put into making the entire evening a memorable event. Your friendliness and professionalism surpassed our expectations. Our families and friends cannot stop talking about what an AWESOME band we had at our wedding. Thank you again for making our evening so perfect!
- Jeff and Noelle, Bride and Groom
November 5th, 2011: Caroline Manley and John Kinahan Wedding
Thank you and the band for an UNBELIEVABLE performance at the wedding reception. Comments to me from several guests ranged from "incredible" to "the BEST wedding band EVER"! You were extremely helpful in the process and I did notice how the specific songs you suggested really got the entire group of 250 up and dancing. A great time was had by all and a big thank you goes to Indigo and you.
- Thomas Manley, Groom
October 29th, 2011: Ashley Levit and Jonathan Silver Wedding
Indigo was a calming influence for me during my wedding. While their music is inspiring, exciting, and exceptional, I was at ease because all of my guests were rocking out. I cannot tell you how many people came up to me during the wedding and specifically asked me where I found this band. I can also say that I have experienced Indigo as a guest at another wedding and I hardly spent a minute at my table. I hit the dance floor, whereas most bands leave me sitting at my table, playing with my silverware. Best band in the Chicagoland area.
- Jonathan Silver, Groom
October 8th, 2011: Megan Bosau and Kevin Braden Wedding
We were thrilled by the band's performance. Our dance floor was full all night long - our guests had so much fun they kept dancing even after the band left. Our other married friends told us they wished they had a band like ours at their wedding!!
- Kevin Braden, Groom
September 18th, 2011: Kim Goldstein and Brian Nierman Wedding
Your band was absolutely fantastic! People told us they had a great time dancing all night. Thank you for making Kim and Brian's wedding such a special event!
- Shel and Renee Goldstein, Parents of the Bride
September 17th, 2011: Kathryn McLeod and JD Baker Wedding
I cannot commend you enough for the fabulous job you and the band did at Kate and JD's wedding on Saturday. Everything was absolutely perfect - from the music during cocktails to the soft jazz during dinner (you are an amazing sax player!), finishing off with THE BEST DANCE BAND I have ever had the pleasure of dancing to! You are all AMAZING! I heard from every single guest that night that Indigo was the best band they had ever heard at a wedding. JD said your rendition of "Shout" was better than Otis Day & The Knights (and it certainly brought down the house)!
In addition, you are a master of timing and your direction around how to time the speeches and manage the events of the evening kept things moving along smoothly and without a single glitch. It all felt so natural and well-paced!
Kate and JD said the evening could not have been more perfect and you and Indigo were the heart and soul of it.
- Scott and Deborah Maske, Parents of the Groom
September 10th, 2011: Laura Rosen and Brian Nessel Wedding
How fitting that you mashed-up "The Time of My Life", because last night was just that! You and your entire band were beyond amazing - better than I ever imagined! I can't tell you how many compliments I received on you guys last night and this morning at the brunch. I can't thank you all enough for your talent, enthusiasm and professionalism. That dance floor could not have been more packed, and you made that happen with the vibe you created from the moment those doors opened! The dance surprise with my Dad turned out exactly how we wanted it, so thank you for that. I will be recommending you to any and all that need a band recommendation!
- Laura Rosen, Bride
I want to tell you that Indigo was amazing at our daughter's wedding last weekend! From the moment the doors opened, everyone knew they were in for a very special evening. The dance floor was so crowded at the end of the wedding that we extended the fun on the spot! Dan Nicholson worked with us to give our daughter and son-in-law the evening of their dreams. He arranged special songs for us and gave us the opportunity to showcase our family's favorite songs - no request was denied.
From the beginning of the booking process with Tim to the end of the payment with Pam - everyone was fabulous. Indigo's presence at the wedding was the highlight of the event. I can't wait to hear them again...and I know I will because I am recommending them to everyone. THANK YOU for everything you did to make the evening so magical!!
- Linda and Gary Rosen, Parents of the Bride
September 3rd, 2011: Lauren Himel and Tate Burns Wedding
Dan, what can I say...except YOU GUYS WERE AWESOME and thank you so so so much! Indigo blew everyone away, including Tate and me and we knew what was coming!! Thanks so much for turning our musical dreams into a reality AND making it sound awesome. You guys absolutely nailed "Naive Melody" and we had a blast dancing to it and every single song you guys did all night. It was so much fun and you were a pleasure to work with throughout the planning process. I will be singing your praises to anyone that will listen in hopes of having the chance to hear Indigo and dance my butt off at future weddings I attend.
- Lauren Himel, Bride
August 27th, 2011: Samantha Rosenberg and Matthew Sears Wedding
Dan and the band were AMAZING and we cannot say enough about them! Dan was an absolute pleasure to work with, the music for the ceremony was GORGEOUS (I started sobbing the minute I hit the stairs) and the entire night was incredible! Indigo was a hit with our guests and they helped make the night SUPERB!!!!!!
- Faye Rosenberg, Mother of the Bride