Testimonials

 

1/24/17 - I hope you guys had as much fun as we did when you performed at our Krewe du Bon Coeur annual Mardi Gras ball.. Everyone is still talking about it. Thank you for coming down to Lake Charles Louisiana and playing for us!!

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9/19/16 - This band killed it at my sister's wedding! Everyone was so impressed, and I can't even say how many people asked me where the band was from. Whether you're 6 years old or 90 years old, Stretta is bound to get you on your feet and have a great time. I highly recommend this band for any event in need of music entertainment, and I can only hope I'm lucky enough to attend more events where they'll be performing. 5 stars!

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Stretta played for our daughter's wedding on September 10, 2016. I would give the band 12 stars where 10 is the best!! They did an outstanding job, and helped to make the reception a huge success! We got a lot of compliments on the band from our guests, and I just can't say enough about their professionalism, talent, and energy, not to mention the wide range of music in their repertoire!

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I just wanted to let you know again how much fun we had last night and how awesome y'all were. You guys made the reception and party perfect and everything that Heather wanted. It was far and away more than we could have imagined and we just wanted to thank you guys for being a part of it and playing such an awesome set. I never would have thought we'd be on stage singing either! We will be recommending Stretta to any friends who are looking for bands in the future for sure. Thanks as well for playing through the heat yesterday - it meant a lot to us.

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My wedding was this past September 19th, so it is all pretty fresh in my mind. I am a musician myself so having a live, professional band was top priority to me. Firstly, Ray was really easy to work with and even gave me dates and times of upcoming gigs so I had the opportunity to see the band live before final booking. I also was able to see their smaller set up with an acoustic set that we ended up having for our dinner service. Our venue was newer and they had not yet played there, so Ray came and did a location scout the month before to make sure we had enough power, space, etc. My in-laws are European and when it came time for the mother-son dance, she picked a very little known Leona Lewis song that I was a bit unsure about. I gave them the list a bit behind schedule and JR, their female lead vocalist, learned the song in plenty of time and brought my mother-in-law to tears. After she went back to England she wrote a special thank-you to JR on Facebook for the special moment she was able to have.

As for the performance; everyone was blown away. They have an incredible mix, not only vocally and production value, but they really read the crowd and kept the dance floor packed. At one point I wasn't sure where the stage started and the dance floor began. We had one of our more reserved groomsmen trading off lyrics with JR and had all the guests singing along. Jon, the lead male vocalist, brings the original integrity to the classic songs our crowd was dying to hear. If there is a genre you want to hear, just let them know and they can cater their set around your taste. These guys are pros, they made me feel at ease the whole time and this was seriously one thing about my wedding I had no worries about at all. From breaks during Preds games at the Bridgestone Arena, to a quaint acoustic cocktail hour, they can shape and mold the musical experience that fits best.

There is no shortage of talent in Nashville and I started vetting bands about 13 months before the Wedding. This was a no-brainer for me. From the first contact all the way through our reception Stretta made our wedding the celebration we had dreamed of sharing with our friends and family from all over the world.

Nashville, TN

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I wanted to say what an amazing job this band does! They played at my wedding reception in Sept. 2014 and many of our guests could not stop raving about how awesome the music at our reception was. Some said it was the best reception they had attended, and I think that was in large part due to Stretta Band. Thank you so much for all you did to make our day perfect!!! They also played at our ceremony and it was PERFECT!!! They also learned our first dance song and when they played it, it sounded exactly like the real version! It could not have been better and we loved every minute!

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Stretta played for my wedding reception, and they were amazing!! They played songs from a range of genres and decades--there was something for everyone. They were also very accommodating of special requests that we made. We've had MANY comments since the reception about what a fun and talented group they were. I would definitely hire them again, and I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a fun party band for any event!! 

Sept '14 - Bristol, VA

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You Guys Rocked
Thanks so much man for making our night special ... Tell your group that everyone had a blast, and for a smaller wedding that was about as much fun as could have been had. Take care and enjoy Nashville. Nice work on Shout by the way. Thx, 

Luke Hall  - Montgomery, AL - 6/7/14

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I just wanted to send a note thanking you and your band for all of your hard work on Sunday at Carnton Plantation.  You and your band were so nice and wonderful to work with - you guys made my job very easy.  The event was great and it wouldn't have ran so smoothly and been such a success without the help of you and your band.  Thanks again and I look forward to working with you on other events.

June 2013

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It was a pleasure to meet you Saturday and I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you and the other members of the band for the entertainment. The complements on the band's performance was overwhelmingly great. Thanks for letting the Bride and Groom share the stage with the band. Everyone thought that was awesome! If you ever need a referral, please don't hesitate to contact me and thanks again.

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You always hear good and bad about booking bands, but all you will hear from our party is that Stretta is AWESOME! They arrived in plenty of time to get setup, test their equipment and get dressed for the event. They played low key music for an hour and a half while the guest were eating dinner, but even that music drew some right out of their seat. At 8:30, we wanted a throwdown and that is exactly what we got. The dance floor was packed and did not ease up until midnight. We honestly think they could have played until 1 or 2 am and still had a full floor. That is a mark of success for any party and an example of what this fabulous band is all about.

Crawford/Daniels party from Columbia, TN!

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I wanted to drop you a short note and let you know that I have been only to a few weddings that have hired bands...and honestly they were completely horrible.  When I heard that Laura & Josh were hiring a band for the wedding, I was slightly concerned.  But you guys were absolutely AMAZING!  Each of you were the most kind to not only let Laura & Josh do "their thing" but to all of the guests.  And I have to give a special think you for "sharing the mic" with Adam (my 4 year old son).  He was so excited & you have no idea what that meant to him.

Again thank you so much for being part of the celebration.  We were in awe the entire night!  Hope to hear you again soon.

Jennifer Wilhelmus
(Laura & Josh Staffeld wedding)

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"THANK YOU. VERY PROFESSIONAL. Better than i could have hoped for. The pre-wedding party made the bride and groom very happy. You guys need to make sure folks that like rock know that you guys handle that venue VERY WELL...you guys ROCK!"
Rose Parton

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"After finding the band online, I actually went to see them twice at Argosy.  I enjoyed both shows and I knew they were right for us.  On our big day everyone was extremely professional and friendly.  They were on time, sound checked and ready to go.  They went out of their way to help us and made things go smoothly (which was great for me as the crazy, stressed bride).  They recommended great special dance songs and added exciting surprises throughout the night.  We loved everything!...They did such a wonderful job. I would recommend them to anyone trying to plan a fun event!"

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I want to thank Stretta SOOOOO MUCH for their performance at my wedding... They were absolutely amazing!! They threw in a couple of surprises for us which I feel very grateful they did!!! Thank you soooo much for making our special day that much better!! We're so lucky we had Stretta!!! Love you guys!!
Dustin and Jessica Flowers Historic Cedarwood Wedding :)

Customer Ratings
On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest)
how would you rate Stretta in terms of their professionalism? 5
how would you rate Stretta in terms of their overall talent? 5
how accommodating was Stretta in handling special requests for your event? 5
how strongly would you recommend Stretta to a friend? 5
how would you rate your overall satisfaction with Stretta? 5 

 

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"Love! love! love! them. Bands and DJs are notoriously difficult to deal with. Not Stretta. Ray is great to work with and was so sweet the day of. They had the dance floor FULL at 1:00AM..which believe me, is amazing. Most receptions are cleared out by 11:00/11:30. Just fabulous."

 

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Executive Inn, Owensboro KY - scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest)
how would you rate Stretta in terms of their professionalism? 5
how would you rate Stretta in terms of their overall talent? 5
how accommodating was Stretta in handling special requests for your event? 5
how strongly would you recommend Stretta to a friend? 5
how would you rate your overall satisfaction with Stretta? 5
 

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First Off, wanted to thank you GREATLY for the awesome job you guys did at our wedding. It is not common around this area that people have bands at weddings. Not only did people love that, but they were gushing about how great you sounded. Everyone raved about awesome the band was.  You were fabulous and definitely created a buzz that night. We appreciate you making the trip to Cincinnati to make our wedding so special! Thank you again for everything....you made our night!!! - Lindsey and Matt

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Submitted by Sara Elliott - Wal-Mart Corp.
Customer Ratings SCALE (1=lowest, 5=highest),

how would you rate Stretta in terms of their professionalism? 5
how accommodating was Stretta in handling special requests for your event? 5
how would you rate Stretta in terms of their overall talent? 5
how strongly would you recommend Stretta to a friend? 5
how would you rate your overall satisfaction with Stretta? 5

Additional Comments:Our group gave great reviews to Stretta. They were great to work with, leading up to the performance, and during the performance as well. The music was exactly what we asked for, even learning a new song for one of our executives. A great and talented band. I would recommend them to anyone

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Thanks so much for being easy to work with. 
The band did such a great job at the wedding, we heard so many great comments from our guests.  I think everyone was surprised how Rachel got up and sang the final song with them, they said she was the "best bride singer" they hever had. May '07

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Well the dust has settled and we are back from our honeymoon. I just wanted to personally thank you for the fantastic job Stretta did at our Wedding. You guys were amazing!!!! Everybody commented on what a great band you guys are. Thanks for helping to make our wedding such a blast. Robert and Sherry

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ATTN: Stretta, Dec. '06
Ms. Mosteller says..

Customer Feedback
Stretta did a fantastic job at our party! The weather conditions were less than favorable, but they still did a terrific job! Many comments received from everyone, including that Stretta is the best band we've ever had! We'll definitely hire them next year! Our thanks to Stretta for making our party sensational!

Customer Ratings
On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest),

how would you rate Stretta in terms of their professionalism? 5
how would you rate Stretta in terms of their overall talent? 5
how accommodating was Stretta in handling special requests for your event? 5
how strongly would you recommend Stretta to a friend? 5
how would you rate your overall satisfaction with Stretta? 5

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hey this is Brian and i performed with your band at the Rakkasan Leaders and Ladies II ball last month and i just came here to say that i really enjoyed being up there and you guys. your band basically made my year and gave me a night ill never forget. PLUS seeing that you did what you did for us soldiers for free, is even better and it shows you guys have a lot of heart. thank you again for making that night the night of my life and who knows...maybe we'll share the stage again! thanks a lot! -Brian Scott - Dec. '06

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Thank-you for making our wedding reception a party to be remembered! We had so much fun and everyone there was dancing the whole time. We have had person after person tell that it was the most fun wedding they have ever been to. I am a believer that if the band isn't good, the reception isn't good. I told Ray that I wanted the reception to a huge party and Stretta's job was to make sure the night fun. JOB WELL DONE!! The night was a huge success and was the best, most fun night of our lives. We were very impressed with the entire band's professionalism. You did a wonderful job of engaging the crowd and very tastefully emceed the evening. Wonderful song selection and great energy. Everyone from 76 to 6 was on their feet dancing! Thank you for helping to make a wonderful and extraordinary evening that we will never forget!

Ashley-Wedding June 24, 2006. Nashville, TN

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ATTN: Stretta,

Barbara Gryder says

Customer Feedback
Stretta did a great job performing at our company event. They were able to keep the crowd happy along with being very professional.

Customer Ratings
On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest),

How would you rate Stretta in terms of their professionalism? 5
How would you rate Stretta in terms of their overall talent? 5
How accommodating was Stretta in handling special requests for your event? 5
How strongly would you recommend Stretta to a friend? 5
How would you rate your overall satisfaction with Stretta? 5

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You made our daughters reception!!!!! Guests are still talking about how good you are and how much fun it was. Thank you so much for making such an important event such a great time!!! Wedding date-June 10th Evansville, In

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Thanks so much for making my son's wedding on June 10th so great.  The reception was awesome.  We have had so many compliments on how good the band was.  You got everyone out on the dance floor, and our friends have done nothing but rave about what a good time they had.  Just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate you working with us, and what a great job you did.  And, thanks for letting Chris get up and show off his guitar talent with you!  The whole evening was great!
Jeanie Bennett

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Stretta was everything I wanted in a reception band. Being a musician myself I couln't have a mediocre band perform at my wedding and still have a good time. Everyone at the wedding was very impressed with Stretta and had a wonderful time. They were exciting and talented. The crowd interact was perfect and the song selection seemed almost endless. They even helped me pull off a surprise first dance song that I wrote and recorded for my fiance. Stretta contributed to a perfect evening.

David Ladnier
May '06

Customer Ratings (1=lowest, 5=highest)
how would you rate Stretta in terms of their professionalism? 5 
how would you rate Stretta in terms of their overall talent? 5 
how accommodating was Stretta in handling special requests for your event? 5 
how strongly would you recommend Stretta to a friend? 5 
how would you rate your overall satisfaction with Stretta? 5

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Customer Feedback
Stretta was even better than we had thought they would be! They involved the guests in their performance and everyone had a great time. They were highly entertaining.

Mary Mabie
May '06

Customer Ratings (1=lowest, 5=highest)
how would you rate Stretta in terms of their professionalism? 5
how would you rate Stretta in terms of their overall talent? 5 
how accommodating was Stretta in handling special requests for your event? 5 
how strongly would you recommend Stretta to a friend? 5 
how would you rate your overall satisfaction with Stretta? 5

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Customer Feedback
Geoffrey Fuentes - Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity
Stretta was awesome!!! They really got the crowd into every song that they played!! I personally had a hand full of people coming up to me and telling me that Stretta was the best band performance they have seen and heard in years! The guys were really nice and accomidating and I'm definitely going to keep their contact information for the future. Very pleased with them, 10 out of 10!! Book 'em! :)

Customer Ratings On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest),
How would you rate Stretta in terms of their professionalism? 5 
How would you rate Stretta in terms of their overall talent? 5
How accommodating was Stretta in handling special requests for your event? 5 
How  strongly would you recommend Stretta to a friend? 5 
How would you rate your overall satisfaction with Stretta? 5

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Fantastic! Stretta is exceptionally entertaining and fun! Our guests had a fantastic evening. Stretta was begged for more and they delivered. Absolute professionals. We will definitely see them in the future.

Thank-you, Larry Morrow Food and Beverage Director The Club at Olde Stone 
(Mr. Morrow's Rating Below)
 

On a scale of 1 to 10 (1=lowest, 10=highest)
How would you rate Stretta in terms of their professionalism? Score: 10

How accommodating was Stretta in handling special requests? Score: 10
How would you rate Stretta in terms of their overall talent? Score: 10
How strongly would you recommend Stretta to a friend? Score: 10
And finally, how would you rate your overall satisfaction with Stretta? Score: 10

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"YOU ALL ARE AMAZING!!! I was at the Phi Delta Theta homecoming event in Bowling Green, Ky. and heard you all and thought you all were simply amazing. It's not often you find a band that can appeal to a 21 year old college student, like myself, and all of the older alumni that were there, as well. We all had an amazing time dancing and singing to your band. I just wanted to say thank you and that I got your business card and gave it to our Chi-Omega (the sorority I am in) advisors. We have several events and dances throughout the year and will definitely be in contact with you all about maybe booking you guys. I can't quit talking about how great you all are. Thanks again for honoring Phi Delt with the performance you all gave. It was great!"

Ashley Blake
Oct. '05

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Once again we were blown away with your performance here at Argosy! Jerry & I can not tell you all how much we look forward to seeing y'all each time you play here.
Look forward to seeing you again in March
see ya 3-11-06
Your fans at Argosy.
 
 

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I just wanted to shoot an email your way to let you know that you guy's are AWESOME! I have seen you twice at Argosy Casino in Lawrenceburg Indiana and I plan on celebrating my 30th birthday with you when you come back on December 3rd. I am bringing lots of friends and family so they can see what a great band you are!!! I know we will have a great time and it will be a birthday to remember forever!! Thanks for the good times...

Jacquie Patton
Cincinnati, Ohio
Nov. '05

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"I thought everything worked out great. Your band was great. Everyone said that was the best Mardi Gras ever. I was so glad that it all turned out like it did. Everyone in the town is still talking about how wonderful the band was too. I think that everybody loved ya'll and had a great time. It was fun also when everybody started singing at the end. That was really fun. Your band was very easy to work with too. Thank you for everything. I am going to keep your name in my address book and if I have another event coming up I will let you know. If your not busy maybe you can come back. Thank you very much again."

Talk to you later.
Thanks Chris
Feb. '05

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"We found your band on the web and watched the demo you had there. The variety of music and energy the band displayed made it easy to decide to book you for our corporate Christmas party. Everyone at Malibu Boats was more than impressed with the performance and had a great time. Every employee made comments like, "this is the best party we've ever had", "what a blast" and "book them next year". Not only was the music and presentation great, but the entire band was great to work with and very professional. Our Christmas party was one to remember, and a lot of that credit goes to Stretta!"


Jamie Cruze
Malibu Boats
Christmas 2004

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"Stretta is always on their A game. Audiences love to party and dance all night with them, and they are also very easy to work with. They are just a great band!"

-Glenn Theile
Argosy Casino Marketing Director
Sept. '04