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Below are quotes from letters, emails, and notes received from the many pleased, happy and satisfied clients and friends for whom Wally has provided music. Their testimonials confirm the experience Wally West Music Resource has in providing quality entertainment for any event or function. Please read them and enjoy!


"Thank you for doing a wonderful job last night. You created a festive atmosphere that continued throughout the evening. What a pro!!!"

C. Duncan

*****

"Hey Wally!
It's hard to believe it's been two weeks since the wedding. I wanted to thank you for doing such a wonderful job with the music. Everyone really seemed to enjoy the evening. It all went so smoothly and that was in part from your doing. You, John and Julie seemed to work well together and kept the evening moving along seamlessly. More importantly, Johnny and Abby were extremely pleased with everything! 
I would be more than happy to recommend you to others. Best wishes for continued success."

Sincerely,
K. Willcox


*****

"Dear Wally,
Loved your music! Thank you so much for playing at Jimmy's 70th birthday surprise party. Your presence added exactly the right touch to put everyone in a festive mood. I wish I could do it all over again and I could sit and really listen to every note! Thank you for being so accommodating and professional. You were wonderful to work with, and I hope you can play for another event where we are present soon! We loved your music! It was a pleasure to meet you and I wish you much future happiness."

Sincerely,
C. Barber

*****

"Hi Wally,
I just wanted to send you the warmest, biggest thank you possible for your wonderful performance at our wedding on Saturday.  Your flexibility with all the last-minute rain rearrangements was phenomenal and we are ever so grateful.  You and the band were outstanding.  You had an audience full of jazz enthusiasts and Latinos, and you thrilled all of them.  One of our guests was a close family friend, Luis Biava, who is Colombian and is the former director of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and you blew him away.  He gave you a standing ovation for Take Five, as did many of us! Robert and I are just in awe and cannot begin to thank you enough for everything.  We hope so much that we will have the opportunity to hear you again!  Please also thank all of the band members for us.
Thank you!!"

Samantha & Robert

*****

"Wally - Thank you!
You did an awesome job! I had a blast at the reception...I enjoyed it all. I just wanted everyone to have fun and they did! Thanks again for everything. I could not have asked for anything better from you."


Michelle


*****

"Hi!!

I've been meaning to email you forever but I am still recovering from the wedding!

Thanks again for doing such an amazing job at the wedding! The jazz was incredible - so smooth and sophisticated - it just added such a great vibe to the event. I am sooo glad we had the jazz! It really made the party! And the DJ'ing was awesome too!! You did an awesome job with every single song and with all of the announcements and all - it was all just great. Thank you so much for being a part of my big day!"

Thanks again!
Cara

*****


"Hi Wally,
On our way to the honeymoon, so forgive the informality! I just had to tell you thank you before we left and that you were so awesome!!! People danced ALL night which is just what we wanted, and you obviously knew all the right things to play!! I couldn't have asked for anything more. You all more than exceeded our expectations. Thank you a million times! Everyone had wonderful things to say about the music! Such a class act!! :)"

Lindsey

*****

"Wally!
 
Please excuse the tardiness of my reply to you as I found your email just now.
 
As for the trio last week; my guests were delighted that they were able to perform for them!  And we really appreciate you making it happen for us.  Thank you again for accommodating our guests needs and I’ll hopefully be in touch soon again as it’s always a pleasure working with you!"
 
Warm regards,
Mandy

*****

"Wally,
 
Thank you and the trio for providing the music last night. As always, the guests enjoyed the music and we appreciate being able to count on that and you."
 
 Beth

*****

"Wally,

A quick note to say THANK YOU!  As always, your musical gift was enjoyed by all of our guests, and me, too!
Stay well, and stay in touch.  I hope to see you again soon!"
 
Kindest regards from a fan,
Judy

*****

"Wally,
 
All the thanks goes to you.  You did an absolutely perfect job…not only the music but the microphone and speaker as well.  Our bank president actually commented on it and he was very pleased.  We will certainly use you again for future events."
 
Take care,
Jennifer

*****

"Wally,
 
Just wanted to drop a quick line to tell you how fabulous (yet again) y'all were at our dinner! Thank you for your dependability, accessibility, and sound!  Y'all are the best."

Jenny S.

*****

"Hi Wally!
 
I just wanted to send a quick note to you to thank you again for the great music you provided for our company party Friday.  You did an awesome job, and I’ve heard nothing but favorable comments from everyone who attended.  (Still would have liked some Carpenters thrown in there for good measure!  LOL)  It was perfect.
 
I actually went online trying to find an email address to send you a note then and got blown away when I read all your bio!  No one knew we had a world-renowned musician in our midst!  Quite impressive!  And all from just a little boy from Greensboro, huh?
 
I hope you have a great weekend!  And thanks again!  So wonderful to make your acquaintance."
 
Dianne

*****

"Wally, 
 
I am way too late in sending you a note with my thanks for a perfect day!  You and your band's music were the highlight of the best reception ever!!  We appreciate all of the care you took to figure out what the heck Cora and Will wanted and to coordinate all of the schedule and get us through the whole production!  Everyone thinks I am the smartest person in the world for pulling it off, but I know the smartest thing I did was get you involved.  I didn't have anything to worry about once I walked into Starmount.  Everyone loved the band music and all of the adults were very pleasantly surprised with the "DJ" music.  Wasn't what they were expecting at the reception of 22-year-olds.  The most important measure was that Cora and Will both said everything was perfect!!  That is all I needed to hear!"
 
You are the best!!
Elizabeth

*****

"Wally,

I wanted to write you a quick email now that I have my feet back on the ground and say THANK YOU SO MUCH for such an amazing evening. I could not have had any more fun than I did.  I have always been told "at your own wedding you don't have much fun" - well that was proven wrong!!

You made everything so perfect and enjoyable for everyone.  My deepest deepest thanks go to you and your band. You were so amazing and easy to work with, it was nice have one part of the wedding planning not stressful!!

I hope we cross paths again in the future, and I will definitely be putting your name out there, no doubt!

Thank you so much Wally, and hope to see you in the future!"

Warm regards,
Mandy

*****

"Hi Wally,

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding!!! You did an amazing job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My family loved you and thought you did a fantastic job too. Next time we have another party, we will definitely pick you to handle our music :)  Thank you again for being there to make our day that much more special. You were all fantastic!"
 
Beth and Josh

*****

"Wally,
 
Wonderful work at Josh's wedding this evening. As Debi and I left just before 10PM you were fully engaged in creating the fun energy that enveloped the evening; and we departed without saying good night. Thus this message. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Masterful - as always."
 
Best Regards,
 
Michael

*****

"Wally,

What can I say? You hit a bull’s-eye with Soul Biscuit!!!! Everyone has absolutely been raving about the band. It was one of the best coordinated efforts by a band I have ever seen. You would have thought they had rehearsed the whole production. I wish you could have made an appearance but we will save that in our back pocket for next time.  Tell the band thanks for making Funkfest 2012 a rocking success. Also warn them that I am dreaming up the next event and would be honored to have them play at it. Thanks for all of your help and keep in touch."

Greg


*****

"Dear Wally,

What can I say more than "a good time was had by all." Thanks so much for your attention to our desires. You made the music fun. Thank you for all you did to make this a very special night for Jo and Rob."

Deborah

*****

"Hi Wally!

Thank you so much for the amazing job you did at the wedding! Everything was so wonderful and you were great! I have gotten so many compliments on the music! I wish we were getting married again next week so we could hire you all over again! Thanks so much!"

Emily

*****

"Hi Wally,

Just wanted to thank you again for the perfect evening.  People kept asking me why I was so calm and it was because of you and Amanda [from the Proximity Hotel] !! "

Carol

*****

"Hi Wally,

Just wanted to drop you a short note to thank you for the great job you did with the entertainment at our wedding; everyone I have spoken too had a great time and your music was a major part of that. Also please thank the string trio for us."

Regards,
A. and G. Hayward

*****

"Dear Wally,

Thank you for all that you did to make Elizabeth's and Ben's wedding day a success. From arranging for the string trio to the performance of the jazz quartet during dinner to your role as MC and DJ, everything was flawless!

Thank you for keeping the dance floor full and helping to ensure that everyone had an awesome time. We will be passing on Wally West Music Resource as the one to call!"

Very truly yours,
T. and M. Billheimer

*****

"Dear Wally,
Nathan and I wanted to thank you for your wonderful work at our wedding. Not only were you so great to work with, but your DJ-ing was awesome! We've had lots of compliments on the music, and will certainly recommend you to friends!"

Love,
Kaitlin and Nathan

*****

"Hey there Wally,
i meant to contact you before now...thank you so very very much for such a fine, thoughtful program of music you provided at Haley's reception. You really read the crowd well and kept things alive, which was evident with all the dancing and smiles! In retrospect, moving inside was a great thing....the dance floor outside wasn't large enough and being crammed inside, made the crowd more cohesive and unintimidated to dance (along with being incognito wearing those sunglasses!). You were a pleasure to work with, and hope me and my clipboard didn't make me "one of those mother of the brides!" I'll pass your kind words on to Amy; she enjoyed working with you as well. All the best to you and your family. Again, many thanks Wally."

Sincerely,
K. and B. Seymour


*****

"Wally,

We just wanted to drop you a note to tell you thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job on Saturday night! We had an absolutely amazing time and everyone has been telling us what a great time they had and how much they loved the music! Thanks for being a part of our special day!"

M. and A. Brinegar

*****

"Hey Wally!! 

It's been a while, but I just wanted to make sure you know how awesome you are!!  Your sound equipment was top notch, your Jazz Band was incredible, and that dance party we had was so much fun!  Even more than that, you were so easy and amazing to work with.  You exceeded all expectations.  Whenever anybody needs a DJ and asks me for advice you are the only person I am going to forward them to.

I've been in a cave the last few months working on making back this money we spent on this wedding.  Married life has been awesome so far, but it wouldn't have been possible without you!  Thanks again for everything!  I hope you are well. 

Talk to you soon!"

J. Watson

*****

"Dear Wally,

Thank you so much for your musical entertainment at Lawren and Matt's wedding. The jazz quartet was excellent and I think everyone really enjoyed the DJ. We had such a wonderful evening, and are grateful for the part you played in making it so memorable."

Fondly,
J. and B. Harvey

*****

"Dear Wally,

Thank you so much for your service at our wedding on September 18, 2010. We had several compliments on your work, including one guest who said the volume was "perfect" because you could hear the music without yelling, and that your personality was "great." We agree! Thanks again for everything!"

Sincerely,
M. and B. McCaffrey

*****

"Dear Wally,

We want to thank you for enduring the unexpected rain and chaos of the wedding on August 21. Many people have told me that they enjoyed your music. It was good to have a capable professional seeing to those details."

Gratefully,
S. Jackson

*****

"Wally,

Oh My goodness.....I am finally catching my breath..... The family/relatives are all finally gone.... and I am trying to get my house (and life) in order....I absolutely need to thank you for a wonderful job....I have gotten so many compliments on your music and the way the night played out....Especially from people who have had receptions and experience with entertainment.

All was so wonderful...I loved it and it was so nice to see that your family gets involved and helps and works along side you. I imagine doing this business does get weary, being away in the evenings from your family.

Thank you sincerely for everything. You were wonderful. I am ever so grateful."

Warmest regards,
P. Frederick

*****

"Dear Wally,

We want to let you know how much we appreciate your presentation at the Professional Development Day for Guilford County Schools' Music Educators on August 23rd. It is a privilege for Moore Music to have co-sponsored this event with the Guilford County Schools and the Cultural Arts Center.

In overhearing comments, it's apparent your session was well received by the teachers who participated which will, in turn, benefit their students. Once again, thank you."

Sincerely,
Michael and Debi Whalen
Owners, Moore Music Company

*****

"Wally,

I just wanted to send you a quick note to say thank you for being a part of TJ and I's wedding.  You were so easy to work with and created the musical environment that was exactly what I wanted.  My dad said that you were just amazing because you ran the show but you were invisible.  If you ever need a recommendation, please let me know and I'll be sure to give you a call if I am ever in need of your services again (or anyone I know is!)."

Thank you again,
K. Ducey

*****

"Dear Wally,

Thank you so much for making our wedding "a hit." Your music was awesome and will make people remember our wedding forever. Thank you so much for doing an awesome job - everyone loved it, especially us! It was our favorite part of the reception and we have received many compliments on your music. Thank you so much!! It was perfect."

With love,
A. and J. Salter

*****

"Wally,

Thank you for your DJ services on our wedding day (6-26-2010) - we got so many compliments on how great the music was! The order in which you played the playlist we gave you was great, and the songs you added in fit our song choices perfectly. When we are ready to have another party, you'll definitely be our first choice. Thanks again!"

J. and M. Harris

*****

"Wally,

Thank you - for helping to create a wonderful day for Nicole and Nick!  ...and for all of us, as well!  We had many comments about "how fantastic the DJ is"  and how beautifully the reception flowed from a lovely dinner to an amazing party!  I will forever have the image of Nicole walking down the "aisle" to her favorite "father of the bride" song in that gorgeous setting!  I couldn't even dream it to be that breathtakingly beautiful!!   And let's not forget my dad dancing to "Baby Got Back", and my brother-in-law dancing alone to "Play That Funky Music"!  (those are two sights I would have bet money I would never see in this lifetime!  l love it!!)  

Thanks for all you've done!  It is much appreciated!"

S. Purcell

*****

"Wally,

I tell you, the combination jazz quartet and disc jockey package was PERFECT for our wedding reception. Your quartet is just amazing, as we were so happy to hear not only great music, but great music that allowed us to talk and visit during dinner. And once you switched over to being the DJ, you did what you said you would do; you kept the flow of the evening going by letting the music 'do the talking.' We appreciate your professionalism in keeping the day all about us and making it enjoyable for all of our guests, too. Please feel free to use as a reference for your talent."

With gratitude,
B. and S. Tate

*****

"Wally,
 
I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye to your group last Monday, but your group was fabulous!  Just the type of music and setting I was looking for. People commented on how great you sounded and that it was a good change up from past conferences.  I will definitely recommend you to others in my field and will hold on to your info for our future meetings!  It was nice and easy working with you.
 
Thanks again and have a great week!"
 
J. Spencer
Marketing Executive Assistant
North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co., Inc.

*****

"Hey Wally,

Just wanted to thank you for everything you did to make our reception so fun!  The music was great, and everyone had a blast.  Thank you so much, and it was great seeing you!  Take care and thanks again!  It was awesome!"

Stephanie Ware

*****

"Wally,

Thank you very much for doing the music at our reception. Everyone had a really great time in no small part to your contributions. The jazz quartet was fantastic - many people came up to us during and after the reception to say how much they enjoyed the group. You guys were GREAT. Thanks so much.

Andy and Meredith R.

*****

"Wally,

Thank you for helping us  host a truly wonderful wedding reception for Catherine and Tommy.  The bride gave you her vision of the perfect  wedding reception, and just like the Captain of a ship, you plotted a course and navigated us through a wonderful evening of celebration.  The jazz trio provided just the right atmosphere for our guests as they awaited the arrival of the bride and groom, and with the transition to DJ  service you entertained our guests throughout the evening and into the night.  Several guests, from the Grandparents to the wedding party, have commented on how thoroughly they enjoyed themselves.  You are truly a class act."
  
Jim & Paula Hoeger

*****

"Hi Wally!

Thanks again for your fabulous services.  It surely helps working with a pro.  It gave me one less thing to worry about!"

Julie Luck

*****

"Hey Mr. West:

We wanted to thank you for this past Saturday. You were wonderful and everyone was talking about how good you were.  Thanks for such a great job!!!  We really enjoyed you!!"


Take care,

Margaret Nickens

*****


"Dear Wally,

We just wanted to thank you for making our wedding day so special. We really enjoyed working with you and can't thank you enough for all that you did. You guys are wonderful!"

Carey and Jody Ballard

*****

"Dear Wally,

A tiny note to say a
very large thank you for all that you do to inspire young folks to make terrific music and to make our community a thriving, swinging place!

I always enjoy hearing your students play and seeing the energy with which you support them. The experiences you share will be with them throughout their lives."

Sincerely,
Dot Kearns

*****

"Dear Wally,

You know that saying, "better late than never?" Well, that applies here! Steve and I could not be more thankful and appreciative to you and your fabulous services for our wedding weekend! The music selection each night was fantastic and you are so much fun! We could not have asked for a more perfect and memorable weekend and you helped make it that way. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!"

Love,
M.K. and S. Rizzo

*****

"Hello Wally!
 
You played at our wedding (ceremony) on May 16, 2009. I must say we continue to get compliments on how amazing the music was during the ceremony. You guys did an excellent job and I thank you so very much! I am so glad we put our trust in you and you held up to everything we expected and more!! Really….you guys were great!"
 
Thank you so very much,
A. Durrett

*****

“Dear Wally,
We would like to thank you for providing the music for our 50th wedding anniversary party. We continue to hear compliments on how beautiful the music was, and how much you seemed to be really enjoying yourself while playing it. Your unique talent and personality were so very “instrumental” in making our celebration so special.”

G. & A. Galloway

*****

“Mr. West,
I was very happy with the string trio! Their music was  beautiful. [The DJ] was above and beyond our expectations. He was very helpful outside of his DJ responsibilities. Thank you  
for your great service as well.  I know where to go if I am ever in need of music again!!”

M. Hunt

*****

“Hi Wally,

Thanks so much!  It's great to have people we can depend on that do a fantastic job.”

J. Townsend
Tuggle Duggins & Meschan

*****

“Wally,

You were absolutely wonderful and I couldn’t imagine that event without your FANTASTIC music. Thank you so much.”

K. Patterson
Greensboro Chamber of Commerce

*****

Wally,
Thanks again for providing the perfect entertainment for our event.  It was exactly what we were hoping for and everyone enjoyed the evening.  At one point, when I looked over the fence at Beacon Place a young man sat in a chair near the entrance and was steadily tapping on his knees keeping rhythm to your music in a jazzy style. On behalf of the staff at HPCG, thank you so very much for your generosity. We truly do appreciate it.”

L. Shaw
Hospice & Palliative Care of Greensboro


*****

“Wally,

Thank you for all the music during Mary Katharyne and Steve’s wedding reception. We were so very pleased with your service. Don’t hesitate to use us as a reference when needed.”

Sincerely,
S. Mascia

*****

“Wally,
 
Sebastian and I can't thank you enough for the wonderful job you both did Saturday night. It was everything we expected and more! Our guests kept commenting on what a wonderful job you did. We enjoyed working with you and will highly recommend you to others. We wish you all the best with your next adventures.”


K & S Rissmann

*****
*****
"Wally,
 
Thanks for doing a GREAT job - you’re quite a DJ! I’ve never had so many guests stay and dance. I also appreciate the volume level you kept throughout the evening. People who wanted to talk could, and people who wanted to dance could, too. Perfect. As always, I’ll call you again soon!
 
T. Fuller

*****


"Wally:
 
You were absolutely fabulous on Friday night – the music was perfect to set the mood for the festivities.  Thank goodness we had such good entertainment since half of the Spangler family got lost and was almost an hour late getting there!  You saved the day!
 
Thank you again for providing the perfect backdrop for a wonderful evening – everyone was so in awe of your talent!"
 
S. Spangler


*****

"Wally,

Thanks again for another great "performance". Many, many guests commented on how much they enjoyed having you there. As I've told you after each party you've played for for us, your music puts the party "over the top".

My favorite comment was from the brother of the girl who we were giving the party for. As he was walking down the hall leading to the living room he heard your mellow sounds and exclaimed, "Wow, man. You've got one h*** of a sound system!"

J. Carroll

*****

"Wally,

You and your trio were PERFECT for our event! I want to thank you for being so accomodating and flexible. As you know, I got your name from Susan, and she was right - your personality and willingness to work with our wacky schedule made me feel so good about our decision to use you. Put me down as a reference! Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

B. Hayworth

*****

"Dear Wally,

Thanks for doing such a great job with the music! It added so much to the party. Aimee and Spalding so enjoyed it - as did her sister Tiffany. I'm not sure, but I think I had as much fun as anyone. I asked for a tambourine for Christmas last year - I've always wanted to be a back-up girl - and your leadership on being a "Pip" on "Midnight Train to Georgia" was so wonderful for me!! Thanks again!"

M. Barker

*****

"Dear Wally,

Thank you once again providing great msic for our guests recently. It is always a pleasure to work with you. Look forward to our next opportunity to book with you. Thanks again."

R. Crews

NCRLA

*****

"Wally,
We had really nice feedback from those who attended the event. They loved your relaxing, easy listening music! You are wonderfully talented, and I can't tell you
how much I appreciate how you delivered the perfect sounds for the type of atmosphere we were in. I would have loved to have been simply sitting and drinking, eating and listening :) Thank you, Wally. Take care and enjoy yourself."

T.B. Bethune

Allen Tate Realtors

*****

"Wally, we enjoyed your saxophone playing at the beginning of our reception, and your seamless transition to DJ-ing was suberb. We were both so impressed with the way you stayed out of the music's way and let your knowledge and crowd-reading skills keep the dance floor packed all night. You truly understand the importance of letting the guests mingle and talk before coercing them onto the dance floor with great song choices! Thank you so much for making our wedding reception the talk of the town!"

A & B Langham

*****

"Wally, ALL the music exceeded my highest expectations! I cannot thank you enough for all your assistance. You truly run a class act! The DJ was absolutely awesome (and too cute too). "

C. Witte

*****

"I have been trying to write you a note for over a month. You and your group did an incredible job at Lauren and Brian's wedding. You were just wonderful...the complements are overwhelming. And look at all those people who never stopped dancing. We cannot thank you enough for making a good party into a great party."

J & N Bayersdorfer

*****

"Wally, I know you like to post your thank-you notes on your website, so PLEASE post mine - your future clients need to know just how incredible you are! Here goes:

If anybody is reading this on Wally's website, understand that I am writing this letter of recommendation today to anyone who is interested in hiring musicians to perform for special events. I am a business owner in Greensboro and recently threw a party in celebration of my business. I called all of the listings in the Yellow Pages and talked with the representatives for each Entertainment Bureau listed. I immediately weeded out the ones who obviously were not professional in their presentation of musical services they touted to provide. When I called Wally, he was the only person that really listened to me and my needs for music for my event. All others, I felt, were circling vultures, out for easy money. Wally took a very personable approach and talked with me at length, discussing options, musical selections, timing of events that were to happen throughout the evening, etc. I could tell that Wally was experienced, but more importantly, I could tell Wally CARED about my event. Before my event, Wally met with me on site and drew up a timeline for the evening. This was particularly helpful, as I used his work to share with the caterer and the photographer so that everyone was on the same page on the evening of the event. Wally's creative mind extends beyond his abilities as a musician - his knowledge and feel for event planning is superb and I am convinced my event was the success that it was due to Wally's insight."

J. D.

Retailer

*****

"Dear Wally and Band,

Thank you very much for your stellar performance at our wedding. You provided our reception with all of the excitement and fun that we were looking for from live music. Du
ring the reception and in the weeks after, I have received many comments about the quality of the performance, and everyone has been delighted. Given the number of high school and college musicians present, including many music majors and a college director of bands, that is no small feat. We will definitely recommend you to anyone looking for great live music in the future. Thank you again for your wonderful performance."

E & J Deaton

*****

"Wally, I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful performance at the wedding reception. Everything was great. It was great to see you and hope we can work with each other again."

P. Smith

*****

"Why would anyone even think about calling someone else to provide music - I cannot imagine hearing anything more apropos! And, your professionalism in the way that you interacted with our guests was warm, friendly, and welcoming. You are a true musical treasure."

G. Sellars

*****

"You were great and I think it was obvious that a great time was had by ALL. Thanks so much for everything!"

T. Thomas

*****

"Wally,

I wanted to thank you for the wonderful job you did at North Pointe of Archdale's Open House on Sunday. We were very impressed with your professionalism and the music entertained our residents, their families and our special guests. You helped set the perfect mood for this very special day. We look forward to working with you again in the future! Again, many thanks!"

M. A. Hawley

*****

"Wally -

Thank you for making the music for our wedding so outstanding. You are all awesome!"

*****

"Dear Wally -

Thanks so much to you and the rest of the band for providing excellent entertainment for Kristen's wedding. You were great and our guests enjoyed themselves. Also thanks for helping keep things flowing and on schedule and walking me through the whole thing. You were a huge help and a pleasure to work with."

*****

"Wally,

Just wanted to thank you again for hooking me up with the guys. They were great! I heard a lot of great comments about the music, and they were a pleasure to work with, plus I really appreciate their promptness. It's nice to have people you can count on."

*****

"Wally -

The group you sent for our rehearsal dinner was wonderful. Thank you so much for helping to make this a perfect evening for us. We had a song skit for the couple that was to the tune of Oh My Darlin ' Clementine. The group picked right up on it and played along. Perfect!! Thanks for finding the perfect group for us."

*****

"It is clear that your musical role added tremendously to the occasion and we just want to say thanks again to you and all the orchestra for your hard work, your professionalism and the energy you provided in the ballroom! We appreciate your working with the 'dance numbers' too as that was a true WOW factor when those doors opened! You and the dancers made a smashing combination! The manager of the inn was thrilled with the whole evening but he summed it up when he said to me, "I see the man whose company financed this inn on the dance floor right now and he seems so happy. That is the best news for us - makes me happy too!" Wally, you were especially terrific in your pre-planning with us and your attention to detail made it all smooth and reassuring for two very busy event planners! We had six different musical groups --- you were the largest - but you caused us the least worry! Thanks!"

*****

"Just wanted to thank you again for making our wedding reception the best this century. Your band is truly amazing, and will be getting TONS of recommendations from everyone at that wedding. Your fun and professional manner with our guests was absolutely perfect! Again, we couldn't be happier...all the best!"

*****

"Wally,
Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job. You received numerous compliments. I can't wait to have our next opening and book you. You are wonderful!!!"

*****

"Dear Wally,

Thank you for providing the string duo for North Pointe of Mayodan's Open House. The music was absolutely beautiful - everyone was pleased. Thank you for everything! Please tell the musicians thank you for me - they did such an excellent job. I look forward to working with you again!"

*****

"Dear Wally,

We are wrting out this check to you ahead of time as we know the music for the reception will be wonderful! We feel honored to have all of you such a special part of this joyous time. We know we are in good hands - thank you so much."

*****

"Wally,

Just got back from the honeymoon - it was terrific.
I just wanted to thank you so much for how nice you made our wedding. It was absolutely perfect! I really couldn't have done one single thing to make it better. Thanks so much for making that day special. We have had so many phone calls, and the two things they bragged the most on, were the food and the music... Everybody said that was the best wedding they had ever been to! It will certainly be my favorite for all the years to come!"

*****

"Wally,

Before time slipped too far away, I wanted to write and thank you so much for performing at the wedding. We had numerous people say how much they enjoyed the music, but most of all Lisa and I were more than pleased. There were more times than I thought I would even remember when I said to myself or Lisa "cool, they're playing such and such."

We thought everything about the reception went off without a hitch - or none than we know about - and appreciate all your help in making it an evening we will not soon forget. Obviously, my daughter wished she could have danced until 1 or 2 a.m. She thoroughly loved her special dance with me and some of the photos are classic, so I appreciate you working that out with me.

I most assuredly would recommend you to anyone having a party - including one of my own should we do something large scale some day. If there is anything Lisa and I can do for you down the road, please let us know."

*****

"Dear Wally,

Our family would like to thank you and your band poutting on a wonderful show last Saturday evening for [bride and groom]'s wedding reception. We have had so many positive comments on the fabulous band. I could tell [bride and groom] were enjoying every moment of the night when your band played - to say, she danced around like Cinderella - it's true!! Thanks again for making this a wonderful and memorable occasion for us. P.S. - can't wait to use you and your band again in the future!!"

*****

"Wally,

Thank you again for a grand evening. The band was absolutely wonderful and all of our guests thought so also. I had a great time, too! My feet were killing me but I just couldn't sit down. Wow!! Thank you also for the super job announcing everything - you are so professional and yet still have a warm and friendly manner - a perfect combination. Thank you for making a happy occasion a joyous one. You helped to provide many happy memories for our families and friends, and we are most appreciative. God bless you and your wonderful gifts which you use and share with others. THANK YOU!!"

*****

"Hey Wally -
I feel bad that this much time has passed since the wedding on January 15, 2005, but what can I say! I just wanted to share with you how much we enjoyed your music! It was perfect!!! My only regret is that I didn't get to sit back and enjoy it or really listen to it. Your balance was perfect too!!

We were just so pleased and I wanted you to know that so that you could share it with the rest of the band."

*****

"Just a note to say thank you for the wonderful musicians you supplied at my wedding in October. I know it's been a few months but between school, wedding, moving into the house, and Christmas, it's been quite hectic. The jazz trio was great and we had a wonderful time."

*****

"Beth and I want to thank you so much for all your hard work and great music for our rehearsal and reception. We had many positive comments both nights about how good you sounded, by yourself and with Brice Street. We hope everything went smoothly on Saturday night at the reception. That night went by way too fast. It is still a blur. It felt like I was at the country club for about 30 minutes, no lie. The break music was awesome as well. You definitely helped make our weekend one that we will never forget, Wally, with your talent and professionalism. Beth and I are going to keep an eye out for you guys and come see you next time you play around town. The girls in her office loved you too. You picked up a lot of new fans Saturday night."

*****

"Dear Wally,
It has been almost two years now and Helen and I are still getting comments about how wonderful the kid’s wedding was. I keep hearing your comment over and over in my head about how much fun you had, but wanted you to know you and the “Little Big Band” were the reason for the wonderful time and level of fun had by everyone. Our words aren’t as important as the bride and groom so I asked Cory and Shelby to share their thoughts:

Because Shelby and I are both in the Food & Beverage industry for a combined 12 years, we have seen our fair share of wedding entertainment. We have been witness to 15 piece bands flown in from New York, to jazz trios, to 10 piece swing bands and nothing could prepare us for the amount of fun we shared on our own big day. To say that our guests had a good time would be the understatement of the century. Wally and his band mates put on such a good show. They weren’t a group of musicians as much as a close knit bunch of friends who shared a love of music as well as a yearning to make sure the youngest child all the way to the oldest grandparent had a good time. It is hard to find people these days who treat your big event like their big event rather than just another gig, but that was never the case with the “Little Big Band”. From the second they played out first dance together (which was transcribed personally by a band member to fit their arrangement) we knew that we had made the right decision."

*****

Wally, thank you once again for providing the entertainment for our party. When I turn to that task over to you, I rest assured the music will be there and it will be good - in other words, "you allow me to sleep at night!"

*****

"As usual, your group were superb. I've gotten calls all week from happy guests that have become your newest fans. It's safe to say EVERYONE LOVED YOU! Thank you for making our 1st Annual Gala a huge success!"

*****

“Just a short note to thank you yet again for the wonderful music at (bride’s name) wedding ceremony and reception. Many of the older guests loved the music at the reception and you could see that they stayed until the end and danced the night away. (Bride) didn’t want you to stop playing…I think she would have stayed up all night dancing with those bridesmaids of hers. Of course, I loved everything that you played and am sorry that I missed the music at the beginning of the reception. That’s the bad part of being the MOB (mother of the bride)…you can’t hear the prelude music at the church and you don’t hear all the band’s music at the reception. Now I want to have a party for all my friends just so I can hire you again.”

*****

“Wally, thank you for the professional and exciting way you handle yourself. The music was terrific!”

*****


...and many more!!

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