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Another Round was FABULOUS!!! They exceeded all expectations! Thank you!!
- Ann K, YPO Indiana Chapter Administrator
the band etc. played during the Heartland Film Festival 25th Anniversary Celebration. This was by far one of the best bands I have worked with for a special event. Larry was always accessible for pre-event logistics and his team was easy to work with in general. The music was perfect for our event, and the selection of music was spot-on! The crowd loved this band and actually danced throughout the entire evening. We also used the jazz combo “Cocktail Sax.” They played during our VIP reception. Again, very nice, perfect sound and the crowd enjoyed the music. I would use this band again and highly recommend them as a crowd pleaser for a special event!
- Michael A./ VP Heartland Film/ Event date Oct 21, 2016
Hi Larry, The band was wonderful. They did a great job and also did an awesome job of emceeing as well (despite the fact that we got off schedule and had some last minute changes!). Thank you!
- Jane D/ Bride/ 9/24/16
They were great! They went along with everything we asked and really made everyone have a good time. We loved them.
- Jacqueline J/ Director of Wow and Events/ Dynamic Directions
Thank you so much!!! All of our guests had SO much fun and were dancing the night away! You sure knew how to draw in the crowd. Thank you for being such a fun part of our special day. You’re awesome.
- Leah L/Bride/ July 23, 2016
Darren V was excellent. He was on time, was dressed appropriately. The only break I am aware of him taking was when we interrupted him to say a few words of welcome to our guests and draw a door prize. I would definitely recommend him, and reuse him if the opportunity presents itself again.
- Barbara N/ Brenntag North America
Kimberly (and all of us at _ _ _ _ _ _) was very happy with Cocktail Sax and Todd (aka DJGallant). She said she wouldn’t have changed a thing and it was truly the best day ever for her and Mike. Here’s to an incredible year of partnership in 2016!
- Sarah M/ Planner/ Dec 19, 2105
I want to express how wonderful Bob and Paul were at my event last Saturday. They are amazing artists, and the attendees were raving about their work. They were extremely kind and professional, and they integrated themselves seamlessly into the event. I will definitely keep their names on file for another event! Please pass on my kind regards.
- Matt P/ Purdue Research Foundation/ Sept 26, 2015
I just wanted to send a quick email to thank you and the Bucket Drummers for being a part of this years Regatta! It was a great turn out and the Drummers were a hit once again. Thank you for communicating with me back and forth to make this event one of the best yet! Thanks again and have a great day!
- Zoe B
Please extend a sincere thank you to the Circle City Bucket Drummers for the fun they brought in capping off our Summer Meeting today. They were great and helped create a story that will always help us remember our 2015 gathering.
- Kevin S/ Aug 21, 2015
I just wanted to send a note to say how GREAT the Circle City Bucket Drummers were!! They were early, professional, friendly and SO MUCH FUN!!! This was the perfect way to end our meeting and bring the energy up! Please pass along to all the guys! A big THANKS from Centric Consulting and me!
- Angie A / Aug 21, 2015
Larry, I thought you guys (Cocktail Sax) were Awesome!!! Loved the quartet…..Perfect and Todd was a great DJ. Thanks so much for making our reception so elegant and fun! One of the best values of the night!
- Rosemary R (MOB)
Everything was perfect! The musicians during the ceremony were great and I was so surprised when the guitarist appeared at the beginning of the reception when Marty serenaded me with “I want to grow old with you.” That was the only time I cried all day! DJ Gallant was hands down the best DJ I’ve heard! We never sat down – he kept the dance music going and the dance floor was full most of the night. We had a large number of guests there until the end at midnight…always a good sign at a party! Thank you again for helping to make our special day an unforgettable, first-class event. Best regards,
- Tonya P, bride / July 25, 2015
We thank you so much for providing the amazing entertainment for our daughter's wedding. You were very nice to work with and appreciated everything you provided at the reception. You provided wonderful music along with being very professional in every way. Our wedding guests were very pleased and gave us very positive comments. Your music kept the evening flowing in a very positive and lively way. I would highly recommend you to any future clients. We are thankful for you and for adding so much to our wedding reception! With Thanks and Appreciation
- Jerry and Jeanine H/ the band etc.../ July 11, 2015
Larry! We had a wonderful night. It went to fast though….ugh! The band was amazing and we were so delighted you made our evening so special. Chad singing was also a hit. Thanks again for everything!
- Courtney and Chad/ July 18,2015
I wanted to thank you for an amazing reception! I know I emailed you a ton but it was only to make sure my father was set up for success during our dance! Also thank you for going with changing our song at the eleventh hour! Our teacher changed the song on us Thursday before the wedding! Anyway all our friends and family loved the band and all of you are soo amazing and talented! I will definitely recommend brides to you! Best,
- Lisa H P/ July 11, 2015
I just wanted to drop a quick thank you for putting on a great performance during Saturday’s Simon Youth Foundation cocktail event. The client (SYF) and I really enjoyed your set, it was absolutely perfect for a summer poolside affair. Much appreciated, we will certainly Cocktail Sax in mind for future events!
- Scott R, Dodd Technologies, Inc
Things were great! They did a fantastic job and were very great to work with! Thank you!
- April 21, 2015 / AZapple / SmithBucklin
Encore Entertainment's Circle City DJ recently performed for NAHAM. This was special show in that DJBobby worked with a video designer in real time. With two large screen monitors and a thumping house sound system the party was huge success.
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Hi Larry! I am so sorry I missed you earlier today. I was at Lunch when you arrived... Most importantly I wanted to thank you for taking such good care of my Bride’s. Seriously, you guys are all so easy to work with and for that I appreciate it. Lindsay and Eddy have sent me multiple emails telling me how their friends said it was the best wedding they have attended and I think that is because of the wonderful entertainment. It truly makes or breaks the party. You guys were seriously flawless the entire evening. Looking forward to working with you again soon!
- Erin B, Social Catering Sales Manager, Conrad Indianapolis
So, Saturday was the sixth party I have hosted since being with OmniSource and I believe we have used Encore every time. [...] – things have been great! Randy did a great job on Saturday!!! Also, I am already on the books [...] for next year. December 12, 2015 will be the date for our party. Is it too soon to get on your calendar for a DJ? I don’t normally book this far in advance, but since Saturday went so well – I am jumping on it!!
- Kim D, Omnisource
Encore Entertainment had a last minute call from a downtown hotel looking for a band to play at their establishment prior to the Big Ten Football Championship game in Indianapolis. Here is the feedback we received from our client. "They were awesome! They were the perfect fit for the crowd and everyone had a blast! They were also great to work with during set-up and tear down. Thanks again!"
- Paul F OMNI Severin
I am very pleased with the entertainment you arranged for CarmelFest. Circle City Bucket Drummers are just as good as advertised, and 2nd Story Duo (with Ken Aull) was exactly what we were looking for. I also appreciated being able to tell you what I needed with the ability to keep it within the allotted budget. Thanks again for your help, and lets be sure to talk again for 2015.
- Brian C (CarmelFest 2014)
Hello Larry! Thanks again for the pull through last minute yesterday! The clients really enjoyed the music. The piano & Violin mix was perfect for the day. Thanks again for taking care of the last minute request. Morissa M. JW
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Rose Awards Banquet Committee, I wanted to take a moment to thank each of you for your contribution to this year’s Rose Awards. I don’t know how we do it but every year this event seems to get better and more meaningful. You all have talent beyond belief and our connection to each other and this event is remarkable. I know most of us have been involved in the event for many years. Some even more than many… The entire audience enjoyed an evening of celebration of Indy’s finest from beginning to end. They heard beautiful stories about inspiring individuals who really are doing what comes naturally to them but makes us all proud that we are a part of this wonderful hospitality community. Thank you to all and a special thank you to Morgan and Kenny- who brought the entire production together with words and then moved the entire audience with a video tribute that needed no words. Looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday, March 20th at noon at Iaria’s for a celebration luncheon. Susie T Visit Indy
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YMCA of Greater Indianapolis was very pleased with the Circle City Bucket Drummers. We are finding that this group is extremely well suited for Indianapolis corporate entertainment ideas. The Circle City Bucket Drummers were fantastic on Saturday night. They fit in perfect with the event. I just wish we would have had them play longer but we had to stick to our schedule. Jeff was great to work with and we will certainly consider using them again next year. Thanks for your help in scheduling them. Rachael V Director of Special Events YMCA of Greater Indianapolis
- Rachael V
We had a really good time with the casino night. Everyone was very pleasant and able to help if we had any questions. I actually knew a couple of the dealers from when I was a kid. We will be in contact the next time we do a casino.
- Becky B Wessels Company December 2013 Holiday Party
"The group truly enjoyed the jazz trio. It was refreshing and just the right touch for our event. I cant thank your group enough for making out event successful! " Thanks again Larry!
- Kathrine Sechrist, Conference/Event Planner | Rolls-Royce Corporation
"Dear Encore, We wanted to thank you for all of your help in entertaining our guests at the St. Francis Hospital. The jazz bands were superb, and the mariachi group brought a unique sound to the community and employee events. Thank you for your professionalism. We hope to work with you again." Best regards,
- Amy, Andy & Marisa
"Larry, The band etc... couldn’t have been better! We received so many “where did you find them…, they were great” type comments throughout the night and still to this day. Their musical range and willingness to connect with every age group is a rare talent. We were fortunate they weren’t already booked on our wedding night because they definitely added to the evening in a way no one else could have. Janet and I will be calling again…only next time…the audience might not be as proper as it was at our wedding reception at the Woodstock Country Club!"
- Eric Holcomb and Janet Amos
"The band etc… was fantastic and perfect for our occasion! Thanks for suggesting this band and compliments to all members of the group! I had several guests ask for their name and contact info for future gigs as well. Thanks. And again, my compliments to the group. "
- Birthday Party | Grant J, January 22, 2011
"Encore Entertainment, Thank you and the band etc... for a wonderful evening for the Holiday Gala. We heard lots of positive feedback about the band and music. We greatly appreciate your contribution in making this year's event a huge success."
- Kim S, Bloomington Hospital Foundation, December 2010
"Todd and I just got back from our honeymoon and we definitely send a great big THANK YOU to the band. He and I both had a great time at our reception and the band was fantastic. Many of our family and friends commented on the excellent musicianship and professionalism... and from a room full of band-os, that's impressive! Thanks again for everything! Todd and I are truely appreciative of all the work you guys put into our reception!"
- Todd & Ann / Bride & Groom
"Thanks so much for playing our reception May 13. You guys were awesome and we have received many compliments on your performance. Now, we have to find another event to have you do! Thanks again for an awesome performance."
- Eric & Cassidy / Bride & Groom
"It was unbelievable how well the band etc... could read the crowd. The band completed our special day in the most perfect way, way above our expectations . We were more than satisfied, we were THRILLED! Thank you so much. Your band is the best in Indy!"
- Angela and Chris B / Bride & Groom
"the band etc... has an excellent knack for gauging the mood of its audience, and adjusting the music accordingly. You provide an excellent mix of music to please...a very diverse age group. Great Vocals - Great Instrumentals - Great Band..."
- Carrie D, CFO, Century Personnel