Reviews

Read what past clients are saying about our bands and entertainment. The following are unsolicited letters, emails and reviews we have received

Kayla Baxter
Kayla Baxter
1705456075
Absolutely thrilled with the Groove Merchants! Their phenomenal performance at our wedding left a lasting impression. The energy they brought to the dance floor was unmatched, creating an unforgettable atmosphere that had everyone on their feet. The variety of music they played catered to all tastes, ensuring there was something for everyone to enjoy. Even four months later, people are still raving about how amazing the band was. From their incredible musical talent to their engaging stage presence, the Groove Merchants truly elevated our celebration. Highly recommend for any special occasion – they know how to make moments memorable!
Hired the band for our employee holiday party and they were fantastic! They arrived on time and communication was great throughout all of the planning.
DJ Don was great! We used Utah Live Bands for our Company Holiday Party and they did a fantastic job!
Emily Higgins
Emily Higgins
1696190120
We had a great time working with the Dance Doctors through Utah Live Bands. They brought unbelievable energy and are so versatile in their playlist appealing to all our guests, young and old! They kept everybody on the dance floor and did a great job with our personal requests for first dance and father daughter dance!
Greg Barnett
Greg Barnett
1695821580
We hired the Dance Doctors to perform at our wedding at River Bottoms Ranch and they were the stars of the show (outside of my beautiful Wife). Jay, Stephen, and the team brought so much energy to the party and were incredible. They learned a couple of songs that my Wife and I requested and they really nailed them. They were very nice, professional, and kind and truly made our wedding one to remember. I cannot recommend them enough!
Ian Round
Ian Round
1695324032
Dance doctor played for my wedding in Jackson WY and made for quite the party. They were super interactive with the crowd and were easy going with our unruly guest making their way to dance on the stage. They were also great at tailoring their set list with the crowds energy! Couldn’t have asked for a better wedding band, very highly recommend!!!
Anna Feiss
Anna Feiss
1695239964
The dance doctors were AMAZING!! They played our wedding in Jackson, WY and it was the best night of our lives. The band was awesome, they had the best energy and danced all night with us. Our friends and family can’t stop talking about how great they were! THANK YOU!
Sarah Walls
Sarah Walls
1694882590
12/10 would recommend the Dance Doctors for your wedding! They were the life of the party. So fun, engaging, and INCREDIBLE energy. Worth every penny spent!
The Groove Merchants is truly the most outstanding and lively band my family and our guests have ever experienced! We couldn’t have had the most perfect night without you all. The energy, creativity, and fun you bring to parties will be talked about for a long time. Highly recommend booking this band and it will not be the last time we work with them. They handled the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception perfectly.
Wyatt Searle
Wyatt Searle
1691531309
During my time working with Utah Live Bands as a student marketer for the Green House, I had the unique opportunity to witness their impressive business. Their expertise in the entertainment industry to connect bands to any occasion is unmatched, and their commitment to delivering top-quality entertainment is evident. They made my work with them an incredibly enriching experience. I wholeheartedly recommend Utah Live Bands for anyone looking to elevate their event with the perfect musical touch. Their attention to detail and dedication to excellence is second to none!
Rob Bennion
Rob Bennion
1690929109
Mike and his team sometimes hire by bands for events and I have always had amazing experiences, they are true professionals and deserve all their success!
Alice Cramer
Alice Cramer
1690824409
The Salamanders brought the party !!!! They were awesome ! We are so glad we booked them and would do so again and again and again. Thank you Salamanders !
Pepper Nix
Pepper Nix
1690319646
Mike Tobian and Utah Live Bands is top notch!!! They have the most incredible bands, the dance moves are insane, the crowd is always pumped up! ULB is professional, respects the clients wishes, is on time, with impeccable sound. I love working with them, I've seen their groups perform at probably 200 different weddings and events, you will be so happy you have gone with them! Any type of music, any genre, they have artists to cover all of your needs! I've seen events where they've got a string quartet for the ceremony, a jazz trio for the cocktail hour, a party band for the reception, and a DJ for the after party. Whatever your needs are, Utah Live Bands will elevate your event and execute your vision flawlessly! They bring all of their own stage lighting and sound, so they are a one-stop shop for entertainment. I wish I could give them ten well deserved stars!
Katie Atkinson
Katie Atkinson
1689006348
Groove Merchants were INCREDIBLE to work with from start to finish! Professional, kind, fun, energetic, talented group of artists. We loved having them headline for our Sandy City 4th of July Celebration!
Alta Curtis
Alta Curtis
1688611929
The Dance Doctors played at our wedding in June and they were fantastic! We had family and friends telling us all weekend that it was the best live band they had ever seen and they were impressed with the range of music they skillfully covered. One guest from Massachusetts asked the band if they travelled because she wanted them to play at her wedding (she's not even engaged yet!). We had a blast - everyone was out on the dance floor all night! People commented on the cocktail hour music and were impressed and two from the band provided our ceremony music as well.Stephen from Dance Doctors/Utah Live Bands was great to work with - he was quick and clear to respond to emails and phone calls. It was easy to set up the contract, coordinate between the band and the venue, and communicate song requests/do-not-plays. We had an outdoor venue and Stephen was able to work with us on tent coverings and power requirements.
Aelinco 22
Aelinco 22
1678724801
The Dance Doctors are so great and easy to work with! Not only that, but they put on a KILLER show. Their musical talents and vocals are amazing and they are so fun to watch!!! So glad we hired them!
We hired The Breakfast Klub for a private event, and they were amazing! Their set list was perfect, and they totally looked the part. The band was very friendly and flexible to work with. I would love to hire them again someday!
Jenni Diamond
Jenni Diamond
1674054112
We booked The Shuffle Band through Utah Live Bands and when I tell you this band rocked..... OMG!!!! THEY ROCKED!!! The Shuffle Band is a 6 person band and perform covers of 70s/80s/90s/00s rock songs. After talking to them I trusted that I didn't need to micromanage them at all - I didn't provide a song list (I only had a few artists/songs I didn't want played) and they were able to read the crowd and play EXACTLY what everyone wanted to hear!!! The singers sound EXACTLY (if not BETTER) than the original artists . The guitarists and drummer are INSANLEY talented and TOTALLY CRUSHED their solos. Our wedding is going down in history because of this band! We got a million compliments from every guest on the music they played and how amazing they sounded! The band interacted with the crowd, coming down off the stage to sing / play on the dancefloor with us. My husband and I don't really like dancing but YOU COULD NOT PULL US OFF THAT DANCEFLOOR - THE SHUFFLE WAS THAT GOOD!!! HIRE THEM RIGHT NOW!!!!
Beth Rinehart
Beth Rinehart
1673033224
The Salamanders performed at our New Years Eve Wedding and they were outstanding!!! Their pianist learned 4 new songs for me to make my ceremony music completely custom and it was truly the highlight of my evening! They learned and sang our first dance song, they played for 5 hours (till 1am), and kept us and all our wedding guests (140) on the dance floor the entire time!! They were truly unbelievable and our guests could not stop raving about them!! I cannot recommend them enough!!!
Brittany Elias
Brittany Elias
1670381524
Highly Recommend Dance Doctors! (a Utah Live Band)Dance Doctors were the stars of the show! They absolutely nailed our first dance songs, which were a medley of 2 songs that they executed perfectly. They brought really high energy and our guests were on the dance floor all night long! We opted for the 10pc band and the lead singers had incredible vocal range and diversity in song selection. We included the Hora and Dance Doctors did an excellent job - probably the highlight of our night! To us, music was one of the most important elements in our wedding, and as New Yorker's we didn't hear the band live in advanced, however we absolutely 100% made the best choice by booking Dance Doctors and highly recommend!!
Allie Kimmel
Allie Kimmel
1664724292
Choosing Drive Country Band as our wedding entertainment was the best decision we made while planning our wedding (aside from choosing each other, of course!!) Our guests can't stop talking about how much fun they had dancing the night away with Drive. Michael was incredible to work with and we would recommend Drive and Utah Live Bands with a million stars if we could!
All I can say is WOW!!!! We used Utah live bands to book a band for my husband and my 40th birthday bash and I cannot even say how AWESOME the band was!!!! We contacted them about wanting an 80’s band and they sent us a few choices Paradise City was incredible, they sounded so good!!! They were so engaging and made the party a hit!!! I would highly recommend booking a band through Utah live bands for all your events and especially Paradise City!!!
Hillary Maxwell
Hillary Maxwell
1662489930
The Dance Doctors were absolutely incredible! The music was flawless and perfect for each moment of the day - charming and easy going at dinner and then an absolute party to light up the dance floor. The manager Stephen was incredibly easy to work with and made the process smooth from start to finish - communicative, responsive, and made the set lists fit exactly what our group would love best. Can’t go wrong with this band!
M Casey
M Casey
1661792581
We hired Jersey Street to perform at our wedding and everyone raved about how amazing they were! We loved that they play a wide range of songs to fit our eclectic music taste. They were also so accommodating and played a song outside their repertoire for our first dance.
Dani Dougal
Dani Dougal
1661276331
I am an event planner for a mortgage company. We hired the band The Breakfast Klub for our Corporate party this year. It was 80's themed and they were absolutely PERFECT. They rocked the house and we couldn't say enough good things about them! They were the talk of the night. They had all the hits and even did some requests from our audience. They were great to work with and I highly recommend them.
Connor Grealy
Connor Grealy
1660014435
It is always a great review when everyone at the wedding was disappointed we had to wrap up the band’s performance - we all wanted to keep the party going! Between a combination of amazing vocals and elevated energy, the band kept the dance floor full all night. Couldn’t recommend any more!
April Ashland
April Ashland
1657056368
Stephen at Utah Live Bands is great! We hired the Jay Warren Trio for an event, and they were amazing. Super flexible, amazing performance. Jay and his team are already booked to come back to our next two events! Yes!!
Carrie Ritzel
Carrie Ritzel
1652282352
The Utah Swing Orchestra were so talented, fun, professional and awesome! Their music was the best part of my daughter's wedding reception, and so many of our guests gushed compliments of them. I plan on hiring them in the future again for sure.
Darla Cotton
Darla Cotton
1648776785
The High Society band was our entertainment at the Campbell County Republican Party Pink Elephant Ball. They were absolutely wonderful, energetic and had the best sound. Can't rave enough about how great they were. Would have them back anytime.
Hal Blackman
Hal Blackman
1647829475
My wife and I finally got married in Mexico on March 12, 2022 after having to move dates twice due to COVID. We chose Utah Live Band's Groove Merchants back in 2020 after scouring the US for the best 16-piece jazz band. Even though we are not located in the same state and we experienced a couple of wedding date changes, Steve & Michael Tobian (the band's managers) were easy to work with and accommodating to our circumstances.Finally, the long awaited wedding day came and the Groove Merchants Band was the hit of the evening!! The band played soft dinner music while guests ate dinner then moved into an energetic and fun vibe for the dancing portion of the evening that kept our guests dancing all night! The band's coordinated dance moves, the high-energy performance, and the big smiles of the band members left us overjoyed with our decision to go with this band. Our expectations were not only met, but exceeded.We will undoubtedly book them again for another event in the future. Do not hesitate to book this band- you will not be disappointed!
Zoë Smith
Zoë Smith
1645551959
SHOW STOPING! We booked Mimi valentine and the gentleman's club for our valentines event at the living planet aquarium. and they we the highlight of the whole event.
Katie Vincent
Katie Vincent
1643065022
The Salamanders were very literally the life and highlight of the party. Most of our guests don't drink, so it's unusual for a dance floor to be full with this crowd, but we actually had a problem getting people OFF the dance floor! We ended up throwing out more than half of the dessert we ordered because people said they were too busy dancing to go eat. Their music choices were awesome crowd pleasers and they put on a great show with the lighting and dancing. Multiple guests contacted us afterwards asking for their information for their own upcoming events. The band leader was great to work with and followed our timeline exactly. They were all professional, appropriately dressed, and even coordinated secretly with my mom to personalize the lyrics of a song that she and her friends did a surprise dance to. I can guarantee we will be calling back when my siblings are engaged!!
Hal Tovin
Hal Tovin
1632187275
The Salamanders made our daughter’s wedding unforgettable. Rickae and Jordan are outstanding performers and great people. They listened to what kind of music we wanted and created a memorable song list for us. They even learned some songs just for us - and they were spectacular. This band is worth every penny and more if you want an event that is memorable. Many of our guests said it was the best wedding reception they have ever attended!
Fantastic experience!
Elise DeLeon
Elise DeLeon
1624490209
Michael is always so easy to work with and crucial in putting together a successful event. Our 850 person company summer party was a hit because of the AV equipment, live band, circus entertainment, caricaturists, face painters & balloon artists we booked through him. I look forward to more events to come!
Amber Facer
Amber Facer
1618683022
We hired High Society through Utah Live Bands for our daughter’s wedding and it was wonderful! They played several sets and each was perfect for what was scheduled for the wedding reception. Chill music for the dinner and mingling. Upbeat for the dancing. The vocals were amazing and the band energy was infectious! Each band member went above and beyond to make the wedding memorable for everyone there. Our guests had an awesome time and we had so many compliments regarding the band. We will definitely be hiring High Society again, perfect for any event we have!
CJ Tobian
CJ Tobian
1614271093
I love Working with Utah Live Bands! They are so exciting to watch and listen to. Their bands always bring the party with them! Which always makes the videos so much better and more fun on my end haha
Jordan Robbins
Jordan Robbins
1612388756
As a performer long engaged in the entertainment industry, I have been working alongside Utah Live Bands for many years. I have watched them grow, I have watched them build relationships in the community, and I have watched them strive for excellence as they have seen success. Today, they are the clear leader as a regional agency, and they are fast picking up steam nationally and internationally.I can think of very few serious musicians, bands, entertainers, performers, acts, etc. that do not have a close working relationship with Michael Tobian and his team.If you intend to spend money on entertainment in Utah, or if you are looking to tap into Utah's uniquely talented, world class talent pool, do not sign anything until you talk to these people. They are, and have access to, the very best.
Simply the best. As an event planner and performer, I've worked at a multitude of events with entertainment provided by Utah Live Bands, and the talent level is second to none. For the most professional musicians and stellar showmanship around, contact Utah Live Bands. The entire event team aims to please and they go above and beyond.
Kaleb Crafts
Kaleb Crafts
1609278407
Utah Live Bands is so easy to work with. They have loads of bands across all genres of music and I've never been dissapointed. Working in the event industry, we have lots of occasion to work with Utah Live Bands. They are awesome!
Hayley Kirkland
Hayley Kirkland
1607462205
Very, very impressed! I have been to many events where they have provided entertainment (various bands) and they are not only professional but extremely good musicians. I can't wait to see and hear more, hopefully soon!
Almost 2 weeks later and our wedding guests are STILL raving about the entertainment! Through Utah Live Bands, we were able to hire a DJ, Zoom Live-streaming services and The Roadside Ramblers. From start to finish Mike Tobian (Utah Live Bands Owner & Roadside Ramblers musician) was so accommodating, patient, and kind. Although we had maybe the best wedding planner in the world, planning a destination microwedding during a pandemic presents many challenges and a lot of sleepless nights. Every step of the way, Mike made things easy for us.Livestreaming services: a destination microwedding meant a lot of love ones were not going to be able to attend so making sure they were able to at least watch the ceremony was so important to us. Our virtual guests have complimented not only the quality of the video and audio, but also the ease of logging in (have you tried to have your grandparents log on to a live-stream lately?). They were able to watch us walk down the aisle and exchange vows. While I know that not everyone would necessarily care about this, I did want to note that we had video as well and there was absolutely no interference. In fact, walking down the aisle, I didn't even notice the camera set up until they were taking it down after.DJ: DJ Keith was fantastic! He did the music for the ceremony, music during dinner, and was the MC for the event. His selection was fantastic and he fully respected our do/do not play lists. When it felt like our first dance was getting a little long and I was getting a little awkward, he even cut the music smoothly so we could be done. This sounds silly but wait until its you! Having a DJ/MC that just gets it and can read the room the way he does is SO important. Hire him, you'll thank me later!!The Roadside Ramblers: I cannot say enough good things about them! We used them for both cocktail hour and after dinner. Being a microwedding in a pandemic, we knew our wedding wasn't going to look the same as ones we'd been to in the past. With no dance floor allowed and a guest list of just 22 including us, we were super nervous about our guests being bored or the event being awkward. Instead, it was absolutely amazing! The Roadside Ramblers performed a one hour jazz set during our cocktail hour and then following our sit down 5-course dinner with wine pairing, they took the stage again and helped us transform our wedding from a nice dinner to a jazz/swing lounge. The set list was incredible - think authentic New Orleans swing, highly entertaining and engaging! Let me tell you, no one was bored!! In fact, both sets were so good and so specialized, that everyone thought it was 2 different bands! I'll save you the time on this one too, just hire them - I am SO happy we did!!
Stephanie Weber
Stephanie Weber
1602827290
The Dance Doctors are masters at what they do. The talent in this band is incredible. Hire them, you will not be disappointed.
Bethany Kette
Bethany Kette
1602022086
They were my wedding band and were a HUGE hit. Absolutely everyone loved them and thought they were fantastic. Played the classics but accommodated most of our requests and overall were so much fun to have. Thank you!
Mercy Mamalis
Mercy Mamalis
1583352486
We had Groove Merchants. If there were more stars, I would give them all. This band is outstanding! Had them for my daughters wedding and were just thrilled with them. They are easy to work with, tremendous musicians and singers, and high energy. They absolutely made our wedding reception. They were a blast. We have had so many compliments about the band. I cannot say enough good things - by far the best band in Utah. 25 stars!!
Terrell McCaleb
Terrell McCaleb
1575993132
The Groove Merchants were so fantastic to work with. I am a wedding and event planner, and sometimes we have to make last-minute changes to the timeline of the event, and they were SO accommodating, patient and easy to work with! They got everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, to the dance floor all night long. I could also go on and on about how sweet and wonderful all of the band members were. I now recommend them to all of our brides!
Craig Hill
Craig Hill
1563905902
The Salamanders just performed at our daughters wedding Sat night 7/20 at Empire Canyon. Great, high energy performance. Packed dance floor with a lot of compliments from all of the guests. Michael and Stephen were very good and easy to work with. Highly recommend.
Emily Woodward
Emily Woodward
1532365339
We hired the Groove Merchants for an outdoor wedding in Sun Valley and they were fantastic. They were very energetic and we loved the onstage dancing. The dance floor was packed all night long from the first song to the last. They even let the groom, who is an excellent musician join them for a couple of songs.
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