What our clients say about us
We just had our wedding last weekend (10/6/2012) and the Connexion band absolutely made our night. We ran behind on our schedule for getting through dinner and speeches, so Ray (the bandleader) asked me how the band should approach their opening. They ended up playing with one break the whole night, and the dance floor was completely packed all night. We got so many compliments from our guests about how good the band was. They mix up their vocalists based on which song they are performing, and feed off the crowd's energy. We gave them a list of songs we would like them to perform, and even a few to learn, and they nailed each one. I cannot compliment these guys enough, I only wish we booked the reception hall for longer so they could have played later. My brother in law had a band play his wedding 5 years ago, and they were nearly double the price as the Connexion band, and he agrees that this band was considerably better. Great mix of slow and fast songs, old and new, kept every age group happy, would 100% recommend them to anyone. Thanks again guys!
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The Connexion Band played our wedding in September and it absolutely could not have gone any better. From the moment that we signed them as our wedding band, their manager Ray was incredibly helpful and stayed extremely organized. As our wedding day drew near, we confirmed everything that Connexion would provide (down to the minor details) and Ray was on top of everything. On our big day, Connexion provided a pianist and various pieces of sound equipment for our ceremony and brought a full 9 piece band to rock our reception. And man alive did they rock. Connexion has an enormous 500+ song repertoire and we were able to lay out which songs we'd like to hear. There were a few instances when Connexion threw in a song that.we hadn't picked but they felt would get our guests going - and it always did They played with so much energy and passion and stayed very true to each song. The only complaint I have is that people had to fight for real estate on the dance floor - it was packed for every minute of the reception! Connexion really made our reception so incredible and the amount of compliments that we both get is staggering. If you like fun, you should really hire these guys!
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Connexion was the hit of the wedding. Everyone enjoyed their performance, and the song choices were fantastic!! Everything from the introductions, to the cake cutting, to the first dance and father/daughter dance was wonderful. We commented that the dance floor was packed from the start to finish of the wedding. That was a primary reason a majority of the 360 people stayed until the end of the wedding. Our daughter and her new husband couldn't have been more pleased. We had been to a wedding in July, at the same venue, where the Ken Arlen Orchestra performed. There were many of the same guests in attendance at both weddings. Your performance was preferred, hands down. The song choices kept everyone dancing, even people we had never seen dance before at weddings. Thank you for making our wedding an event to remember. We will definitely recommend you. We will pass your name on to the planner, from our wedding, to add to her list of recommended vendors. She was in attendance as well, and thought you were outstanding. Thanks again, Nancy and John Mauman.
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You guys were fantastic! I can't tell you how many people came up to Floro and I commenting on you guys and stating how it was nice to dance but even more wonderful to sit with folks they haven't seen in a long time and enjoy your music. We loved the band.
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Ray & The Connexion Band, Thank you so much for the wonderful entertainment for our daughter’s wedding in Eau Claire. A good sign that everyone is enjoying the band is when you can’t get them off the dance floor. It was a memorable say & night & it couldn’t have been better. Hope we can get the band back here in the near future. Regards, John & Nancy Mickelson.
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This band is AMAZING!!! They played at my brother's wedding 2 years ago and them mind this past July and they were fantasic both times. They are professional and easy to work with, although I have to say I trusted them with all the decision making in terms of music. They can read the crowd and kept the dance floor packed the entire time. They're a 9 piece band and cost about half as much as other bands of their size were asking. So versatile, they play everything. They are an absolute must for any wedding!
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Just wanted you to know that we thoroughly enjoyed the music at the Gulino/Bobel wedding last Saturday. The entertainment was outstanding and everyone raved about the quality of the music. As a musician myself and coming from a family of professional musicians and music teachers, the Connexion is one of the best bands we have ever heard at a private function. I will do my best to get you booked at Geneva National Golf Club in Lake Geneva. I am confident the membership will love the music.
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Connexion Band, Thank you so much for playing such an important part in our wedding! The music was great and everyone loved it and is still talking to us about it! You made our day much more memorable. Whitney and Jared Gehrs.
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Belated thanks (in writing) for another fabulous performance at the Scholarship Dinner. The two most popular compliments: the band and the food. I was sitting down for a moment toward the end of the evening and just gazing at the dance floor. Not too many years ago, you could have swung a cat around that dance floor and not hit a single person; with you/the band, it was standing room only. You all have such a way with "reading" an audience and keeping the momentum going. What talented musicians you all are. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
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Many thanks for your performance on Saturday at Galleria Marchetti! You really kept the floor rocking and made for a great time. I am sure there will be some referrals from our event as a lot of people commented on "the great band!" Thanks again for the professional service!
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Connexion Band, Thank you so much for the excellent performance at our 5.5.12 wedding at Venuti's! We had so much fun and received so many compliments about the music. The dance floor was never empty and you judged the crowd so well. Please let us know if you ever need a recommendation. We would be happy to talk to any potential clients. Justine & Nick Furtek.
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Dear Connexion Band, Thank you so much for making the trip to Holland Michigan for our wedding! We absolutely loved your performance & you kept everyone entertained throughout the night. In addition, you were so easy to work with and professional. Thank you again for sharing your gifts & talents which made our reception so special for us! Sincerely, Joanna & Michael Potempa.
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WOW! Sums it up in one word. The Connexion Band was awesome for our wedding a few weeks ago in Chicago. Ray is easy to work with from the contract to the details on the wedding day. Everything was easy. I got to the wedding venue and they were already setup and the mics needed for the ceremony were in place as well. We provided a list of songs beforehand and said they could tweak it as they pleased. The did introductions, and let us use the mics before dinner. We did the first dances and had dinner and wedding cake and then it was on like donkey kong! They started with slower songs around dinner and then went into the faster dancing songs. We threw them a few curve balls as they let my sister and good friend sing last minute with the band. My sister sang I will survive and it was awesome and honestly don't remember the name of the song my friend sang but it was accapella and a member of the band played the flute alongside him in apparently the perfect pitch (my friend told me as he sings). They also permitted (in advance) another song to be performed earlier in the night. I felt like my wife and I were in full control if we needed something by them. The songs they played were awesome and EVERYONE was on the dance floor enjoying themselves. I am still receiving comments on how great the band was which is probably the best advertising they can get and I decided to provide more with this review. We heard about them via word of mouth and did not hear/see them in person bc our source was so sure they would be awesome. To be fair, while we were in Chicago they provided a venue where we could listen to them perform which was great as an option. Plus, this band is affordable. I even recommend it for people out of state and will let people in NY know as well...that is how great they were. Ray and Connexion, thanks again for making our wedding awesome. We will never forget it!
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Ray! You guys are freaking awesome! All I heard from our guests was how wonderful the band was. We will recommend you 100% to anyone getting married. You were efficient, flexible and amazing. We tried writing you on our honeymoon in Cartagena, although we had some email (internet) issues. Thanks again for helping to make our wedding a success. We celebrated hard and it would not have been the same without a great band.
- Brandon & Pilar.
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I cannot thank you enough for the fabulous job the band did for us on Saturday night. They were so accommodating and patient, just wonderful to work with. Everyone loved the music (especially me who got to "sing" with them at one point in the evening)! Our event was a huge success in large part to them and the wonderful job they did.
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Ray-Thank you so very much ... Everyone said the band was the best they experienced at a wedding...and it was! Good luck in 2012 and best wishes to all!
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Adam and I are back from our honeymoon. I wanted to write you an email to thank you and the Connexion Band for doing such an awesome job at our wedding. We received soooo many compliments about how great they thought the band was. The dance floor was packed, and that was exactly what we wanted! You all did an excellent job! Thank your for making our wedding such a great success!!!
- Adam & Lisa Wise :)
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I want to thank Ray and the band. My son's wedding evening went off without a single hitch and we received so many compliments about the band that it was fantastic. When they turned up the lights to end the evening the dance floor was still FULL! As you know, the entertainment can make or break a wedding reception. I'm so happy we chose The Connexion Band as our entertainment. Everyone in the band was so personable and they read the crowd and their likes perfectly. I would recommend The Connexion Band to anyone! The wedding was last weekend and I'm still getting texts, emails and calls from friends. THANKS SO MUCH!!!
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I had a million compliments about how awesome Connexion was at my wedding. My husband told me that he got a bunch of business cards from you and was passing them out because everyone wanted it. I am so glad everyone thoroughly enjoyed the music and entertainment. And I truly hope more business generates from it for Connexion! Well deserved indeed. :)
- Sincerely, Jodell Adducci Mischke.
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Connexion Band is without a doubt a guaranteed crowd pleaser when it comes to weddings! I used to follow Connexion when they played the bar circuit 20 years ago and always knew that should the day ever come when it was my turn to get married.....Connexion was going to be the entertainment for my reception! Back then there were only 4 or 5 members in the band....now there are 9 and all are very talented. I booked Connexion for my wedding this past November and Ray was very patient & accomodating with any questions or concerns I may have had along the way. My husband and I received numerous compliments about how wonderful the band was and how much everyone thoroughly enjoyed the variety of music! I would highly recommend Connexion to any couple considering a band for their special day.
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Words cannot convey how amazing the Connexion Band is!! They provided the entertainment at our wedding on 11/12 in Chicago, and literally made the night! Our dance floor was crowded the entire evening with young and old guests alike. They were a breeze to work with, and put together a perfect set list based off a few of our recommendations. They arrived on time and were set-up long before our guests arrived. They were very professional, and provided great MC services as well, and were open to our adjustments on the fly. I could go on for much longer, but in short, if you are looking for a band for your event or wedding, HIRE THEM! There are many expenses that go into a wedding, but this was one that was worth its weight in gold! Many thanks to Ray and the rest of the Connexion Band for making our wedding even more memorable!
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Joe and I got married on November 4th and the connexion band was our band and they were AMAZING!!! We had so much fun and people are still texting and writing us about the fun that they had! Ray was easy to work with and made sure the band played all the songs we wanted, even when we added some the night before. They had every single guest on the dance floor and were simply fabulous. They even allowed one of our groomsmen up on stage to get the crowd into piano man.If you are looking for a band for a wedding and want a group that plays everything from Sinatra to lady gaga and 80s in between, the connexion band is for you. Plus they are affordable! I would also like to note that we went to 5 weddings just to listen to bands, so we shopped around and we feel we choose the best!!! Thank you guys so much for making our wedding PERFECT!
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The Connexion Band Members (aka the best band EVER!), Just wanted to thank you guys again!!! Awesome Job, you were the hit of night and people can't stop talking about how great you all performed! Best wedding EVER! The dance floor at our hall was PACKED from start to finish. Very easy to work with and made the whole night so memorable and enjoyable! So worth it...not a single complaint!
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This band is amazing. They play every type of music and they had 4 or 5 different vocalists, so we were never bored with the same voice. The band played at a the wedding reception of my nephew. Guests ranged in ages from 3 to 76 and every person there danced until they could dance no more! The 16 to 50somethings were dancing until the band stopped playing. They played the best of the old tunes and rocked out to the new tunes as well. There wasn't a single song played that didn't have a full dance floor. I don't live in the Chicago area, but I had to write a review for this band. The best I have heard.
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Ray, the manager, was extremely responsive. Rarely did I wait more than 2 hours for a reply email. Most importantly, they had the dance floor packed all night long! Great sound, huge playlist, awesome vibe! Highly recommend!
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Wow! Ray & The Connexion Band are amazing! Ray, the manager, is so easy to work with and responds to emails and calls immediately! He is on top of everything! The Connexion Band has AMAZING talent! Our wedding dance floor was PACKED the entire night!!! We had so many compliments about how awesome and fun they were! I couldn't have asked for anything better! They made our wedding such a fun, memorable day! Thank you!!!!
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Thank you so much! The music was awesome. Everyone was raving about the band. We had a great night!
Thanks,
- Caitlin Fitzgibbons.
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The Connexion Band just performed at my Wedding in August. They were unbelievable. I never stopped dancing! There are nine people in the band and play electric guitar, bass guitar, drums, keyboard/saxophone and keyboard/trumpet. And what is very unique about this band is they have different vocalists two male and two female so you're not listening to the same voice over and over as with other bands. The package also included a DJ who played music during the cocktail hour and through dinner. The band was dressed in black tuxedos and the women in nice dresses. It was nice because it really tied into the classy and elegant theme of my reception. The played a variety of music that was appealing to all age groups. Everybody was dancing. They really kept my guests moving on the dance floor. There were people that usually never dance that were busting out dance moves. It was quite entertaining. Several people have already been requesting information from me about the band for their upcoming special events. And what's funny is some of the people didn't even attend my wedding but heard great reviews from their family and friends who were guests at the wedding. It has been a couple weeks now since my wedding and my guests are still raving about the band! I highly recommend The Connexion Band!!!
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The Connexion Band played at our wedding this summer and they were amazing! All of our guests- from my 80 year old aunt and uncle to our own friends- were out on the dance floor all night, and could not stop raving about the band the next day. They really made our reception so much more fun and memorable than we could have even imagined!
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We received nothing but compliments on your wonderful performance. We have one more wedding to plan, but no date as been set as of yet. Even though "old" people loved the music. Hope that there is some place on your website that I can comment, but not until I have you book for my final wedding. . . I would hate to lose you because of a wonderful comment. I wish that we had a chance to talk on the day of the wedding, but it was just a blurr for me. Rosemary Bauman.
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Well the dust has settled and we all wanted you to know that your music made the wedding so fabulous. It seemed like everyone was on the dance floor ALL night. So thanks for making Erin and Greg's wedding (James and Julie's too last 9/11/10 ) so great. We have passed your name along to lots of people. Thanks again, Jim and Cathy, James and Julie, and Erin and Greg......and all of our guests still dancin !!!!!
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Thanks so very much for the terrific performance that you and the band put on last Saturday night, (1-22- 11), at Lauren & Tom's Wedding and reception. We thought you guys were good when we heard you at The Union League Club , but you were way better, and totally on your game for us at The Blackstone! The coordination between the ceremony, cocktail, dinner, reception musicians and the DJ were great. The vocalists were outstanding, and the whole experience of hiring The Connexion Band was totally pleasurable and effortless. I appreciated the fact that your catered to my "volume" wishes, and you were basically spot on. Lauren's and my dance instructors, (family members), commented that the music selection, (and order), was really good and appropriate throughout the evening. I told the people who came to listen, who are considering hiring you, that they would be making a mistake if the didn't hire you for their wedding, and told them to stay as long as they wanted to. If you ever have someone that wants to talk to someone that has hired you, please give them my cell # or my e-mail. I'd be happy to give them a glowing endorsement.
Thanks again,
- Roger (and Ilene) Petersen.
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