THE BIG CITY BUZZ
Our organization has had the extreme pleasure of working with Carlin Lemon and The Big City All Star Band on numerous occasions. From staff Christmas parties for a hundred staff to annual Foundation Gala events for over two thousand guest, to our White Out parties where tens of thousands of fans gathered during the NHL playoffs, their level of professionalism has been incredible and the energy with which they perform remarkable. Their vast catalogue of music is unmatched by any band I have encountered. On a personal level I have seen them perform at weddings and local fundraising events and time and time again they literally make the event. Their musicianship is extraordinary but what makes them so appealing, I believe , is just the great people they are and how much pride they take in their work.
I have been a huge fan of The Big City All Star Band for a long time, from the first time I saw them play at a wedding a couple of years ago. Since then I have recommended them to all my friends and finally got a chance to use them at my own wedding last month. Carlin was amazing to work with right from the beginning and was so friendly and accommodating. It’s an absolute no brainer to hire these guys for your wedding or event. They have a massive catalogue of songs to choose from, which guarantees that they will appeal to all ages. The group of musicians that come with this band are the best in the city, and I can honestly say it truly made our wedding. People were blown away with how good this band sounded, and the dance floor was rocking the entire night!! Thanks to Carlin and everyone at The Big City All Star Band for an incredible night!
Wow! Where to begin?! I knew from a young age that I always wanted a live band for my big day! Prior to getting engaged there was no question that Big City All-Star Band had to be our go-to entertainment for our wedding. As soon as I knew they were available for the date we had picked, I couldn’t stop thinking about how I envisioned our wedding day. Fast forward to now and I wish we could re-create every aspect of it and dance even longer!! Firstly, I cannot thank Carlin enough. He took the time to not only email me but also call me to see what my fiancé and my music tastes were. He went over all of our options and really offered selections based upon our budget and style. Prior to the wedding, he contacted me again with the bands extensive repertoire as well as asked for our list of “must-plays”. Every single song on our list was played and then some!! My request to him was that “I love to dance and I want everyone up on the dance floor with me!” There was definitely no disappointment there!! I have the blisters to prove it (but SO worth it)!! I keep replaying the evening in my head, from the walk down the aisle with our music played instrumentally, to our cocktail hour, to the reception. I cannot stop smiling! The compliments we received on our big day, to the post-party reminiscing and still to this day about how amazing the band was, made everything so much sweeter!! There are not enough good things to say about the band, all of the singers, musicians, sound tech, and support staff!! If you are on the fence about having live music at your special event, get right off of it and hire Big City All Star Band yesterday!! We never wanted that night to end!! Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special!! It will be something we cherish forever!!
We cannot thank you enough for the wonderful performance you provided at the Winnipeg Jets Gala Dinner. Thank you for all the effort you put into making the dinner a memorable event. From the specialized intros for the speakers to the player introduction riffs and the 80’s inspired dinner music, you were fantastic. Your friendliness and professionalism surpassed our expectations. Everyone on our planning committee agreed that you made the evening even more special. Thanks again and I hope we have the chance to work together in the future. I would highly recommend your band. You are fantastic.
Every single guest at our wedding weekend in Hecla declared our wedding the Best Ever, and the number one reason they gave, by far, was the band. You guys rocked so hard at Hecla, you blew our minds - you blew everyone’s mind! You MADE that party - and not just for one night but for two straight nights of epic dance-till-you-drop, break-my-wedding-dress-from-excessive-enthusiasm energy. There are not enough words to describe the magic that you brought to this moment in time, but you know what you did. That was something no one will ever forget. Dear everyone reading this: hire this band for every event in your life. Throw a party just so you can have the privilege to hang out with The Big City All Star Band. If you can handle it!
We had such an amazing time on Saturday evening! The band was awesome - both during the cocktail hour and at the dance party. The set list was really wonderful - high energy and just kept people partying on the dance floor. We couldn’t be happier! Everything was perfect. We have had many compliments on the band’s amazing vocal talent, sound quality and great song choices from our friends and family. Thank you so much!
Carlin and the rest of the band were incredibly accommodating to the type of set list we wanted for our wedding. We haven’t stopped getting compliments about their music and enthusiasm. They sounded fantastic and the dance floor was packed. We couldn’t have asked for a better band and evening. Thank you so much!!!