Strangers Band: Philadelphia Wedding and Party Band
Deerfield Golf and Tennis Club: Albanese-Delle Cave, July 23, 2011
July 23, 2011
It has been three weeks since our wedding and people are still talking about what a great time they had that day. All the credit goes to Strangers. We have received numerous compliments about the song selection, sound quality, and over all performance of the band, including statements like, "Wow, I've never seen so many people on a dance floor all night long."
The night started with cocktail hour, during which two members of Strangers played and provided appropriate background music for the setting. After cocktail hour it was time to introduce the wedding party, and we're glad we went with the band's advice to have everyone come out to the Blues Brothers theme song. Strangers learned our first dance song for us, and it sounded great. So did the parent dances. The dinner music that followed was also very good.
Then the party really started. We got married during a July heat wave. The temperature reached 100+ that day, and unfortunately, the air conditioning units couldn't compensate. Our 290 guests were hot...very hot. But once Strangers got everyone on the dance floor with "I Gotta Feeling," people were hooked on them. The dance floor was packed all night until the very end. Our parents were ready to pay them for an additional hour, but we already had a scheduled after party. No one wanted the night to end, as shown by the crowd chanting "one more song, one more song." Strangers delivered with the classic "Livin on a Prayer."
Strangers played a good mix of older classic wedding dance songs and newer songs. That's what we told Denny and Rick when we met with them several weeks before the wedding. Although we checked the songs on their play list that we liked, we did not give a specific set list because we trusted the band to play to the crowd and get a feel for the night. Another good decision. The song selections were a perfect fit. They also learned John Mellencamp's "Cherry Bomb" for the father of the bride. He gave it a big two thumbs up.
We highly recommend Strangers to anyone who is looking for a wedding band that will keep the guests dancing all night. In addition to being an incredible band, they are also very nice people to work with. Their professionalism, timely communication and kindness made for a perfect and memorable wedding reception. We look forward seeing Strangers play again at at their next public show.
Matt and Michelle
Bride and Groom
Loews Philadelphia Hotel: Alex’s Lemonade Stand Lemon Ball, January 15, 2011
January 15, 2011
Strangers have performed at The Lemon Ball for 2 years now and this year’s packed dance floor at midnight said it all! We hope to have them back for the 6th Annual Lemon Ball next January. They are awesome!
Liz & Jay Scott
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
Montrose Mansion: Bullwinkle-Connell, November 13, 2010
November 13, 2010
Jason and I would like to thank you for the AMAZING job you and the band did for our wedding on November 13, 2010 at the Montrose Mansion. You were absolutely fabulous and made our wedding reception more fun than we ever imagined. Our guests are still raving about how awesome the band was and people want to know how we found you. I am definitely recommending Strangers to other people. We had so much fun dancing and we didn't want the night to end. I have never seen a dance floor so packed at a wedding. Everyone was up dancing the entire time.
Thank you for learning the songs we requested especially our First Dance Song "You Are the Best Thing" and the Father/Daughter Dance Song "King of the World". They both sounded AMAZING!!!! We also loved our reception introduction..."Rock this Town". The band definitely "rocked the evening". Thank you for making our reception so fun and memorable and for for allowing me to sing the last song with the band. The Amanda and Amanda duo for "Livin on a Prayer" was excellent. You fulfilled my secret dream of singing with a band. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!
Amanda and Jason Connell
Bride and Groom
Black Tie for White Collars Gala – Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, Nov. 6, 2010
Dennis,You guys were awesome!!! Weve had rave reviews and requests that we book you for next year. And others who did not attend want it exactly the same so they can experience how great the evening was.Sandy ClarkExecutive Assistant Office of AdvancementOblates of St. Francis de Sales
Montrose Mansion-Bullwinkle/Connell Wedding-November 13, 2010
Dear Denny:My husband and I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the fantastic job Strangers did on Saturday, November 13 performing at our daughter's wedding at the Montrose Mansion at the Villanova Conference Center. When we met with you, you promised that you would have our guests on the dance floor all night and you didn't disappoint. At one point during the evening, one of our cousins remarked that she has never seen empty tables at a reception, because everyone was dancing. Our daughter asked you to learn the music for their first dance and the father/daughter dance. Your group performed it flawlessly. She and her groom were so pleased. They even told us they were glad they had a band instead of a DJ. To have them say, Mom was right, was the greatest feeling in the world. Our family and friends have stated this was the best wedding they ever attended, and we attribute that to Strangers. You are the absolute best, and I am so grateful to have made your acquaintance. I will recommend Strangers to anyone who needs a band at their affair. They won't be disappointed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Maureen Bullwinkle, Mother of Bride
Four Seasons Philadelphia: Weinberger-Conlon, September 4, 2010Denny,We cannot thank you enough for what an amazing job you and your band did! We knew we were going to get something good after hearing you at your showcase but you completely blew us out of the water on our wedding day. We didn’t want to leave the dance floor all night! You definitely know how to keep a party moving while still giving us time to savor the entire event. From the cocktail music to the final dance we were pleased with every song you played. It certainly looked like everyone else was pleased too! The dance floor was always packed. We truly appreciated your taking the time to meet with us before our event to make sure you had a sense of who we are and what we were looking for on our wedding day. We want to have another party so we can hire you again! We are still getting compliments about you guys. Thank you again for everything, you have our highest recommendation! The organization between the band and the Four Seasons wait staff was impeccable and all of the transitions felt seamless.Thank you Thank you Thank you!!Lauren & ThomasBride and Groom
Ballrooms at Boothwyn: Vandenberg Wedding, August 21, 2010
August 21, 2010Hi Dennis,You guys were incredible. What a fun night! You guys definitely made that night great. Everyone has been raving about you guys. I hope you guys were able to get a good dinner as well.Thanks for everything. Hope to see you guys at another event soon so we can relive the great dancing!Rob and BethBride and Groom
Union League: Rosto-Sitko, August 7, 2010
August 7, 2010Denny,
Thank you so much for the excellent job you and the rest of the group did performing at our wedding. Everyone had a blast, especially us! The music was a perfect mix of slow songs, classics and contemporary hits. We did not want the night to end! We will treasure the memories for a lifetime.
Liz & Matt SitkoBride and Groom
Pocono Manor: Beauman-Siepiela, July 24, 2010
July 24, 2010
I can't thank you and STRANGERS enough for making our perfect day even more fabulous!! Eric and I had such an amazing time and wish we could do it again. The band was fantastic and our friends and family were just as thrilled by your performance as we were. It was so great to see how many people danced and I loved looking at the crowd to see how much fun everyone was having. I also learned that a few "non-dancers" found their way to the dance floor as well! I believe that is a true indication as to how great you are as a band.
We have received such positive feedback from our guests. We got a lot of "this was the best wedding we have ever been to" and "where did you find STRANGERS?"
I would also like to thank you for learning the songs that we selected to dance to. It was such a special part of the reception and to have them performed live made it so much better.
Thank you again!!
Christina and Eric
Bride and Groom
Philadelphia Country Club: Infahsaeng-Miller, September 5, 2009
September 5, 2009
Dear Denny and Strangers,
We know this is a little late, but we wanted to thank you for making our wedding reception so memorable and so much fun. The reception ran so smoothly. We didn't have to worry about anything. And you could probably see from all the dancing how much fun everyone had (especially the bride). Thank you again for everything. We will always have fine memories of September 5, 2009.
Su and Christian Miller
Bride and Groom
Private Residence: Salio-Kress Wedding, June 19, 2010
June 12, 2010
Our friends have not stopped talking about you guys. You were awesome and really made the day a blast. We appreciate everything you did!!
Tracy and Joe
Bride and Groom
Jericho National Golf Club: Holiday Party, December 5, 2009
December 5, 2009
I am affiliated with Jericho National Golf Club and was partially responsible for the selection of a band for our company Xmas party held on 12/5/09. Strangers performed for us... what a GREAT band!There were about 150 guests.. of all ages... all up & dancing all night! Strangers has a great sound, super vocalists, amazing horn section... all around super band. I will recommend them to other country clubs in the area, and Jericho will absolutely recommend them to persons booking events & needing band referrals. They did a fantastic job!
Jericho National Golf Club
Catherine Marie Yacht: Black-Thomasson, September 26, 2009
September 26, 2009
The STRANGERS were fantastic!
Since our wedding venue was on a 100' yacht that docked at our home on the Miles River, St. Michaels, MD, we wanted the entertainment to be the BEST and we got it!
Denny and the other members of the band made sure that our selection of music suited our guest list, which was a mix of the younger set and lots of mature adults in the "sixty something" range.
They made the challenges of our venue - for both the cermony & reception (and weather conditions) work perfectly.
Our guests had a great time and had great things to say about the band's professionalism and talents.
We had requested CD selections for our bridal processional and first dance and Denny seamlessly blended them in with his live show. It was great!
We'd recommend The Strangers to anyone wanting a fun group that can adapt to any venue and guest list and provide great dance & listening music .
Happy on the Miles River,
Sherry & Jim Thomasson, Sr.
Bride and Groom
Carriage House: Kershner-Saunders, July 25, 2009
July 25, 2009
We are just getting back from our honeymoon and hearing lots of positive feedback about our wedding 🙂 I think the most popular quote we have heard is "That band was awesome!!!" You guys did an UNBELIEVABLE job- Sean and I were so happy and impressed with all that you did to make our wedding day special. We are so appreciative that you learned all 6 of our song requests! The night would not have been the same without the Strangers! I think you may be getting some business from our wedding guests- every single person that I talk with has been raving about your band. Thanks again for everything you did Denny. It was such a pleasure meeting you and getting to know you. Send our appreciation to all the band members as well. Best of luck and we hope to see you soon..... maybe we will be booking you for my baby shower!! hahaha 🙂
With many thanks,
Nassau Valley Vineyard: Hanick-Galasso Wedding, June 20, 2009
June 20, 2009
Thank you Denny! The Strangers were an amazing band. So many of our friends and family have complimented us on the band choice and have asked for your information. You guys helped us to make it a memorable evening! Many thanks to you and the band!
The Phoenixville Foundry: Phoenixville Federal Bank Holiday Party, January 10, 2009
January 10, 2009
Everyone loved, loved, loved Strangers!!! They did an awesome, fantastic job and several people told them so that night. They were very professional and entertaining, and most importantly, they got everyone up dancing! Please pass on our highest praises to Denny and the rest of the band.
Thank you for helping us find the perfect band for our event.
Carol Buckwalter, Phoenixville Federal Bank & Trust
Montrose Mansion: D’Amore-Sullivan Wedding October 24, 2008
Just a short note to let you know that Strangers were absolutely fabulous at our son's wedding. Their energy was so contagious that everyone was up and dancing, even the family members who usually sit and watch!
Denny mentioned to me that they were an "up and coming" band. I hate to disagree with him but as far as we are concerned...THEY HAVE ARRIVED!!
Thank you, thank you and thank you to Strangers for making our son's wedding a magical night.
French Creek Golf Club: Cerullo Wedding October 4, 2008
I just wanted to pass along very hearty thank you's to the members of the band STRANGERS for the wonderful performance at our wedding on Oct. 4th.
Not only did they portray a class act...but they allowed us to be interactive and involved the attendees as we wanted.
They were simply great. Multiple times people asked me..."Where did you find this band??!!!"
Everyone loved them.
I would use them again for my next wedding...except I'd better not have one or I'll be in big trouble!!!
Bill Cerullo and Libby Cerullo
Gulph Mills Golf Club: Etherington Wedding August 23, 2008
I said it over and over on Saturday night...........boy are Strangers great!! Your band was everything Jane and I wanted, expected, and more.
A little background for you that you may not know. We started our band search in the winter by asking for recommendations from the clubhouse manager at Gulph Mills Golf Club, Helen Lojewski. She said to check in with BVT, which we did, and spoke with Bill. He suggested that we look at the website of Strangers, and then come to a preview at King of Prussia. We were impressed with the website, really enjoyed the preview and professionalism that you and your band showed us. We were sold.
You and I talked a couple of times as we got closer to the event on 8/23, and you talked with Helen to get any logistical details worked out. The planning and set up by your band was flawless. Then the performance.
We had asked for cocktail music between 6 and 7:30---done perfectly with songs we selected. We asked for dinner music until about 8:30---done perfectly. Then your band started rolling with the faster dance music that everyone was looking forward to. It was exactly what the guests and we wanted in terms of types of songs, performance, volume and excitement. Your lead singers are fabulous.......their energy and enthusiasm are electric. All the brass and background musicians were excellent and contributed to the success of the performance. The weather and venue sure didn't hurt, but it was your band that made the night.
So, thanks to you, Denny, and your band for helping to make the evening a special one for Jane and me, and our families and friends. There have been many compliments said to us about about your band because of your great performance.
Keep that band together.....you've got a great formula for fabulous entertainment!!
All the best,
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts: Hemken-Armendariz Wedding August 9, 2008
Thank you so much for everything! You and your band were wonderful! We loved having you there and are so glad you could be apart of it. Thank you again for everything. You and your band were perfect!
Liz and Josh Armendariz
Brandywine Country Club: Member Event July 26, 2008
I just wanted to tell you that the Strangers were absolutely fabulous last night!!!! My members LOVED them and already asked if we can book them again for next year's event!!! They were great to work with and their music was AMAZING!
I know they are pretty new to you, so I just wanted to tell you that we thought they were great and you should definitely recommend them to anyone who wants a party band!
Mary Kate Chrzanowski
Brandywine Country Club
Assistant General Manager
& Event Coordinator
I wanted to leave a quick GLOWING review of Strangers from my wedding last weekend. This band is FANTASTIC! I can’t even count the number of compliments we got for the most amazing band in all the land – young, older, EVERY one loved them. All band members were so engaging and joyous to us throughout the night – everyone could feel the excitement and happiness in the room! It was perfection, top to bottom and this band gets so much of the credit for that.
Picking Strangers was one of the easiest and truly, BEST decisions we made for this epic event. THANK YOU THANK YOU
- Caroline (Bride)