Wedding November 17, 2018 "Sundance, One Of The Best Decisions We Made!"
Jim, Angie, & The rest of The Band Sundance were absolutely phenomenal! They were SO quick to respond to us each and every time we had a question or concern. They even learned some new songs for our Father-Daughter dance, Mother-Son dance, and for our first dance as a married couple! They sounded fantastic too! I can't tell you how many people approached us during and after the wedding and commented on how amazing Sundance was and how they really enjoyed the music, the interaction, and all the fun the band brought to the evening! They interacted with us, our bridal party (even working them into some songs!), and with the guests, which really made for a special evening for us and our guests. They were always polite, on time, and incredibly professional! To top it off, Angie even captured much of the ceremony, toasts, and reception for us on camera/video, so we have even more memories than what the photographer could capture on his own! Having the Band Sundance play at our wedding was one of the best decisions we made planning our wedding!
Dan & Katie
Wedding October 27, 2018 "Our Perfect Day!"
We loved everything about this band! They had our dance floor packed the entire night and everyone LOVED when they brought us (bride and groom) onto the stage to help them sing and play instruments. One of the best parts was that they videoed our dance floor, all of the important dances, and the speeches! We would recommend The Band Sundance to anyone who asked. Thank you so much for being part of our perfect day!
Patrick & Laura
Wedding May 18, 2018 "The Band Sundance did an amazing job"
The band Sundance did an amazing job at our wedding! I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a band for their wedding! From the beginning, the leader of the band, Jim, was so easy to work with! From learning new songs that we wanted played at our wedding to even capturing photos/videos after our photographer left, he made sure it was taken care of! They sounded amazing and had all of our guest up on their feet the whole night!!!
Tom & Sarah
Wedding June 6, 2018 "Live music is the way to go"
The Band Sundance was fantastic. On top of running our wedding ceremony audio, the band was spectacular for the entire reception. A large variety of music was played and it had all ages of people up and dancing the entire night. Jim is very professional and easy to work with - we were so pleased to have the band and our wedding reception wouldn't have been the same without them. Live music is the way to go
Ken & Amy
Wedding February 10, 2018 "You won't find a better group of musicians"
The Band Sundance comes highly recommended from me. The value added they provide includes; video service, emcee service, willing to learn new songs and the ability to really get the party started. You won't find a better group of musicians. Their sound is the best. There is nothing like going from Bruno Mars to Chicago with the Sundance Horns. Vocals are the best with Jody and Angela fronting the band but then you include the guys singing and it's unbelievable. Jim is great to work with and is really accommodating to make your day even more special.
Joe & Jan
Wedding November 11, 2017 "Put on an amazing show"
Do not have enough words to express how great the Band Sundance was for our wedding. Their ease of communication beforehand put both of us at ease that we would not have to worry about this vendor. The bands choice of songs kept everyone of all age groups on the dance floor. We received numerous compliments of the band. Whether it was when they were playing, or when they catered to other music the crowd liked when they were on break. Their professionalism, talent, and love of getting people out on the dance floor is second to none. I wish we could have had more time with the Band Sundance, and would recommend them to anyone looking to have a live band. Whether it was 70s-90s music or country music, the Band Sundace put on an amazing show. Also the fact they took candid photos while playing was something that went above and beyond what you woould expect of a band. Again, there are not enough words to express how great they were at our wedding.
Paul & Lindsay
Wedding October 28, 2017 "The Band Sundance was absolutely incredible."
The Band Sundance was absolutely incredible. They were such a blast! Every guest loved the music and felt like they were at a live concert. High energy, great quality, and totally made our wedding. They were great to work with and helped make the planning process much easier!! Would highly highly recommend this band! Groom stated: "Just want to let you know that we got the flash drive and just spent the last two hours looking at the photos and watching the videos. That was so great of you guys to get all that and send it to us. Thanks again for a great night. Everyone we've been talking to has been raving about you guys."
Matt & Lauren
Wedding October 8, 2016 "This band is terrific"
This band is terrific! They ran everything from the moment the evening started, right up to the last song! Jim Rallis did all the entrance announcements for the bridal party, and made each individual person feel special! We were able to set up our own song list and they performed each song perfectly! Very professional, and absolutely a blast to party with. There was never any down time, when the band took a break, Jim turned into a DJ and the floor never emptied! This was a very special night for my daughter and l, the band set it up for me to surprise my daughter during the father daughter dance by having me sing our special song to her with a wireless mic, we will never forget that moment! The band is very easy to work with, they performed special requests, allowed several of our guests to sing and play with the band, and had the bride and groom up on stage singing and hammering away on the cowbell! They made our night very personal as if they were part of the family. Angie also took pictures and videos from the stage that were unbelievable, this was something our photographer wasn't able to get, and a totally different perspective! If your looking for a band that can do it all, this is it!
Terry & Mary Jo (parents of the bride)
Wedding October 8, 2016 "I recommend this band"
Sundance did an amazing job at our wedding! They had no issues learning some of the songs that we wanted to be played and our reception was perfect thanks to them. We received so many compliments on how much fun our wedding was after the event and I believe that was mostly because of Sundance and how they were able to engage the crowd throughout the whole evening. I would definitely recommend them!
Hale & Kristina
Wedding October 15, 2016 "They are incredible"
We absolutely loved having The Band Sundance play at our wedding! They played for over 4 hours and kept the dance floor packed all night! They had such high energy and are fantastic musicians, and the fun they had on stage was infectious! They offered a personalized playlist of hundreds of songs and we loved everything they played! They even learned a new song for our first dance and it was incredible! It was so easy working with them and they were consummate professionals! They even brought us on stage at one point to play with them, and we had such a blast! They also took their own pictures and videos and provided them to us at no extra charge! We had such a wonderful experience working with The Band Sundance, and we would recommend them to everyone!
Noah & Maggie
Wedding October 7, 2017 "Best Night Ever"
The Band Sundance was amazing. Everone enjoyed their music and their energy. I am still getting compliments from the wedding guests. They were easy to work with and very professional. Would hire them again they made the wedding an event to remember. THANK YOU SUNDANCE!!!!
Pam (mother of the bride)
Wedding 8/26/17 "Book the Band Sundance Now"
We would recommend this band to anyone looking for a something to set their party apart from others. Our guests from ages 30 to 70 commented on what a great band. The kids all had a blast on the dance floor and playing along on the triangle/tambourine. Jim was amazing to work with and accommodated our every request. The horns section really got people's attention and gave extra dimension to the sound! Book The Band Sundance now!
Jessi & Sonya
Wedding 8/4/17 "You won't be disappointed"
I highly recommend The Band Sundance! We received so many compliments about them. They are a lot of fun and keep the party going. They even learned our first dance song which made it extra special. They were very responsive throughout the whole process and prompt on our wedding day. You won’t be disappointed!!
Chris & Kristin
Wedding Date 8/6/17 "BOOK THEM NOW!"
BOOK THEM NOW! The Band Sundance was an absolute joy to have at our wedding! From our initial conversations, I had nothing but positive and helpful communications with Jim and the band. They provided the music during the ceremony for us, and kicked it right off during cocktail hour and for the rest of the evening. The high energy, great sound, and amazing song selections kept everyone on the floor throughout the night. Our friends and family had only positive things to say about the music. They are an amazing value, and as an 8 Piece Band, they really get the party going! I highly recommend The Band Sundance for your event!
Phillip & Ronit
Wedding 6/17/17 "Thanks Sundance"
We truly loved having The Band Sundance play our wedding. They kept the party going the entire evening and night and played songs that so many could enjoy. If you are looking for an excellent band and have an invite list of really fun people, then know they will not disappoint. Our family and friends asked us to do it again the following weekend because they had so much fun. Thanks Sundance!!
RJ & Joseph
Wedding 5/28/17 "We could not be happier"
The Band Sundance was amazing! We could not be happier with our choice for a wedding band! They are great muscians who know how to keep the party going. The dance floor was PACKED all night long. In fact, when the music stopped at midnight, everyone was still standing on the dance floor-no one even moved to leave! I highly recommend this band for your next event!
Pete & Melissa
Wedding 4/28/17 "They were amazing"
We booked this band for our wedding reception and they were amazing. All of our guests had a blast and gave a lot of compliments specifically about the band. They play a good variety of songs and are super fun. We would recommend them to anyone looking to book a wedding band!
Luke & Emily
Wedding Date 8/27/16 "Dollar for Dollar"
"Dollar for dollar, hiring The Band Sundance was the best decision we made in our wedding budget. The band gave us a great experience from beginning to end. We had numerous guests say we had the best or one of the best receptions they have ever attended because of the music and our dancing (obviously aided by the music). They kept asking where I found them and how much I must have paid to book them. As great as the band was, they did not detract from us as a couple. Jim and the band planned everything to cater to us. They provided a DJ for the breaks, and a few songs we wanted outside of their repertoire were played on break. They even let me sit in for a song. I found them through this site, and did a lot of other research on them before booking. We wanted a band who could provide the 1940s big band sound for swing dancing and also play contemporary rock, pop, and country with everything in between (50s, Elvis, 80s, polkas, waltzes, etc.). Moreover, we wanted a band who played both “In the Mood” and “Uptown Funk” well. Hard to find, huh? Well, here they are. They read the crowd well and knew what songs to play to keep people excited and on the dance floor. They have a full sound with keyboards, drum set, lead guitar, bass guitar, trumpet, sax, and vocals, and they blended very well as a ensemble. They helped give our reception such an amazing energy. This praise might seem effusive from anyone who has not seen them, but you cannot go wrong with these guys." Jamison & Rachel
Wedding July 23, 2016 "Great band and Great Value"
The Band Sundance played at my wedding and made the night! Everyone raved about the music and the band had everyone up dancing the whole night!! Jim is great to work with and kept me calm the whole night knowing the reception was going to be awesome. Great band and great value!!
Kevin & Katie
Wedding Date 10/11/14 "WOW! BOOK THIS BAND!
You'll need a bigger dance floor! Holy cow! My wife and I have seen Sundance perform now at three weddings (two family friends and now our own wedding). The first decision we made regarding our wedding was not a date or a venue, but rather that we HAD to have this band! They play a wide variety of music from your typical dinner music to the classic rock n' roll and current pop.
From day one our communication with Jim, the band leader, was fantastic. We didn't have easy requests either...my father-in-law is a big Rolling Stones fan and his request was to have a Stones song for the Father/Daughter dance. They learned it and even performed several other Stones songs throughout the night that they had learned!
The band showed up early and was ready before guests began arriving to the reception. The band took 1-2 short breaks but during the breaks had DJ music to make sure no one left the dance floor. The dance floor was packed all night long! My cousin grabbed the mic and sang "Don't Stop Believin'" with the band and my uncle joined in on the jaw-harp for some "Sweet Home Chicago" to end the night!
Having a band at your wedding will cost you a few more green-backs than having a DJ. But lets be honest, who remembers the food, booze, or decor? No one! But everyone remembers whether they were dancing all night and having a great time. You'll get that and more with Sundance.
This band is worth the money and if you are a little strapped on budget you can always cut a horn from the ensemble and save a few bucks. But don't...you know you want the whole sha-bang! Quit looking around for another "wedding band" and snatch this "awesome band" before they are booked. You won't regret it! I only wish I could have another event to have Sundance perform at but I'm not hoping for a second wedding :-)
Brendan & Amy
Wedding September 24, 2016 "Packed dance floor the entire night"
This band was perfect! They played everything I wanted to hear and offer a specialized playlist and DJ if there are songs they might not know. The dance floor was packed all night and they were very engaging with all the guests. They had our guests and us get on stage and play instruments and sing with the band - everyone had so much fun with it. I would highly recommend this band and I got so many compliments on how the band made it one of the best weddings guests had ever attended. They also take pictures and videos from the bands view, which was an unexpected, but amazing surprise!
Andrew & Eileen
Wedding Date 4/09/2016 "All I can say is WOW!
I can say is WOW. The Sundance Band made our wedding one of the most fun,
memorable nights of our lives! The band played songs that got the young, old,
and "I-don't-dance" people out on the dance floor all night. I was
worried that there would be too many people outside on the veranda instead of
on the dance floor, but this was never an issue.
It was a pleasure working with Jim, the manager and emcee. The band played specific live songs we wanted for our Mother/Son and Father/Daughter dance. Also, last minute, they were able to play a blues song for our intros that made our wedding party intros fun and unique. It was seamless discussing the details with Jim up until the big day, and his calm demeanor really helped ease our worries.
We are still getting rave reviews about the band weeks after the big day. Would highly recommend the band to anyone. Chris & Renee
Wedding Date 8/1/15 "Best Wedding Band"
You cannot get a better band than Sundance. Go for the full 8 piece and your guests will love it! Our dance floor was full the entire night and everyone - from teens to twenty-somethings to older guests -mentioned the band as a highlight of the night. Wide variety of songs. You will love them! Matt & Kelly
Wedding Date 12/28/2009 "Sundance Rocks!!"
The band was absolutely awesome! They were so easy to work with from the start. We had a wonderful time, best party that a wedding ever broke out in! The dance floor was packed all night and the band played even longer than bargained for, they kept the party going past their time limit, it was amazing. I can not say enough good about this band, they even booked two more weddings from guests in attendance that were so impressed with them. We were amazed at their range of music from soft dinner music to top 40 hits along with classic rock, very talented people. Marv & Mary
Wedding Date 4/4/15 "They made our wedding special"
Sundance was amazing for my wedding. I continue to get compliments on how great the reception was because of the band. They played such a variety of music and were interactive which made it very very fun! Brian & Camilla
Wedding Date 8/9/2014 "Awesome Band - Rocked Our Wedding!"
The Band Sundance was Amazing! It was my job to find the music for our wedding and I have never really been a big fan of DJ's for weddings. So, when I first heard The Band Sundance I was blown away and started making arrangements to book them immediately! They have a horn section which really gives them that added punch and their music selection is extensive. Our dance floor was never empty and every single one of our guests had nothing but great things to say about our choice to have them. We were able to meet with them and plan how we wanted the evening to go. They were more than accommodating and even invited me sing a love song to my new bride! Everyone had a great time and we couldn't be happier with the way everyone enjoyed the music. And even now, when we get together with friends and family we are still hearing how much they all loved the band. They've got music for all ages. If you want your wedding reception to be a memorable one, this band will not let you down! Dennis & Jan
Wedding Date 9/19/2005 The Band Sundance - "Brought the Sun Indoors!"
They were so accommodating in so many ways: the groom's father had played the drums in a wedding band way back when, and "The Band Sundance" allowed him to sit in on a couple of tunes, including, "On the Sunny Side of the Street." My father-in-law is gone now and that's one of the top memories I have of him! Additionally, "The Band Sundance" went along with a good-natured joke that my groom and I played on one of the ushers (groomsmen). For part of the reception, lead singer Jim Rallis wore the necktie featuring an all-over Mickey Mouse pattern that we gave to the usher as a thank-you gift. The band learned a good number of the songs that we submitted as part of our request list (favorites). They appeared to be having so much fun playing, that the crowd at the 2:30 pm - 7:30 pm Satuday dinner reception applauded them during their elegant interpretations of classic jazz/standards (mainly 1940s & 1950s) dinner music (which the band later said they had never experienced before) and it seemed like 80% or more of the crowd danced after the meal! All ages! Traditional group dances, slow dances, and everything in between! An elderly aunt of mine passed away about three months after the wedding, so we felt blessed to have footage of her enjoying our band at our wedding (which was one of her last public outings). We were dancing to the closing song at 7:25 pm. "The Band Sundance" did everything they said they would. We couldn't have asked for more! What a wonderful start to our married life. Thanks for the memories!! Tom & Sharon
Wedding Date 7/19/2014 "Band Sundance Made Our Wedding Awesome!"
The Band Sundance was so amazing at our wedding! We went to check them out before we booked them so I knew that they were going to be great but I did not realize how amazing they would actually be. They kept the dance floor packed the whole night, no one wanted to stop dancing. They did a great job on the music, it was a great mix of today's music and music older generations loved as well. Jim and the band were super easy to work with in the planning process. They learned our first dance song for us and having them perform it made it so much more special. I loved working with them and am so glad we had them at the wedding and our guests clearly loved them as well! I definitely recommend using them for your wedding, you won't be disappointed! Joe & Giles
Wedding Date 9/7/2014 "Sundance at Our Wedding Last Year!"
Sundance was amazing! Can't recommend highly enough- had all our guests on the dance floor and were easy to work with on getting song requests ready beforehand and in getting needed equipment, etc. They played music that appealed to all ages and were interactive, getting several people up on stage. I'm told continuously after our wedding how great the band was and how much fun the party was. They even learned the song for my father-daughter dance!
Josh & Amanda
Wedding Date 9/5/2010 "Best Live Band Out There!"
From the start to the finish, the band was completely involved in the mixture of ages and types of people, playing songs that were appropriate for all. All of our guests had a wonderful time and packed the dance floor, leaving only when requested. The band even went above and beyond to try and help us lower the volume of the hall next to ours. They have since played at 4 weddings of our closest friends and family and been amazing at all venues. They take song requests at will and if you want them to play something specific for your reception, just ask them ahead of time and they will learn it!
There were many times during the reception that they were interacting with us (bride & groom) and our family. It kept us all involved in fun activities and dances. I just can't imagine our wedding going any better than it did with them. I highly recommend them over other bands and DJ's. Raymond & Kristin
Wedding Date 11/2/13 "Unforgetable Party!"
The performance that Sundance gave at my wedding was truly unforgettable! My guests and I danced and partied all night long. Not only did the band sound great but they were extremely entertaining and put on a great show. They played music from all genres for all age groups. I would truly recommend this band to any couple getting married today. Jim & Angelena
Wedding Date 6/22/13 "Fantastic Wedding Band!"
The Band Sundance is an amazing band with an amazing set list. They play a great mix of classics and new songs that keep everyone engaged. Jim does a fantastic job as the MC and he constantly keeps the guests involved and entertained. My husband and I are professional musicians and we know that they are the best at what they do. They even drove out to Indiana for us! I wholeheartedly give them 5 stars. Andrew & Jordy
Wedding Date 6/21/2008 "Fantastic Band!!!!"
I don't think I could possibly say enough positive things about this band! They were so energetic during their performance, the dance floor was packed all night long! I remember our guests commenting all night long, "what a awesome band, they're playing great songs," "I love their horn section!" "This is way better than a typical DJ'ed wedding." They were very accommodating to our musical likes/dislikes and we were able to pick our own playlist ensuring we heard what we wanted. Our guests could still make requests of course. I recommended this band to everyone I knew who was getting married. My sister used them the following year and had the same positive experience....an amazing party! Jim & Colleen
Wedding Date 8/9/214 "Wedding Band - The Band Sundance AWESOME!"
The Band Sundance was absolutely fantastic!!! When planning our wedding I initially thought that having a DJ was the way to go because of the cost and selection of music. I was mistaken! Out of all the things we spent money on, the Band Sundance made the most impact!!! They truly energized the entire evening. They met with us prior to the event and ensured they had an understanding of what we wanted, accommodated all of our special requests and truly personalized all aspects of their performance. They even let my new husband sign a love song to me! All of our guests, young, old and especially the teens and twenties commented on how wonderful they were. They were all out on the dance floor and loving it! They also had guests interact with the band at an appropriate level to keep the crowd involved. They covered a wide variety of genres which was a delight for all of our 200 guests young and old.Those guests who were skeptical when we told them we were having a band changed their minds in a hurry and danced the night away. They energize and ignite a wedding party! I am so happy we decided to have them entertain! I have only positive things to say! I would highly recommend them to anyone for their wedding reception or any other event!
Jan & Dennis
Wedding Date 10/13/2013 "What a GREAT Choice!"
There's nothing quite like a live band to get the party started. The Band Sundance really blew us away on our wedding day! They demonstrated real talent with the wide variety of songs we requested them to play. They even played a few polkas for my mother's side! People packed the dance floor all night. We've been married about a year now and we still get compliments to this day. They not only impressed our guests but were also a pleasure to work with! We couldn't have asked for better entertainment! Heath & Kristin
Wedding Date 10/10/2003 "One Amazing Wedding Band!!"
We had the amazing pleasure of having Sundance play at our wedding. The dance floor was packed the whole night. There were no lulls of no people on the floor like you get at most weddings. As a matter of fact guest were offering to chip in to get the venue to let us stay later because they were enjoying the music so much! They played all the songs we requested and were my favorite vendor to deal with. We are still getting compliments on our choice of having THIS band play at our wedding! As a matter of fact when my husband and I have the opportunity to go out for the night we try to plan it around where the band is playing.
Tony & Katie
Wedding Dates 2/6/2009 & 10/10/2003 "GREAT Band for Every Occasion!!"
We have used this band for our daughters wedding, sons wedding and my retirement party. They have been terrific at each venue, we would not have a family event without booking them!! John & Kim
Wedding Date 11/24/2007 "INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!"
The band is awesome, they were easy to work with and were great musicians. They were wonderful for our sons wedding reception. They kept the place rocking all night, they dance floor was full all night and we could not have asked for more, they even played longer than expected to keep the party going. Not only did they make our event incredible but they impressed the crowd enough that they booked two more weddings from our guests in attendance. GO Sundance, we love you guys! Mike and Sandy
Wedding Date 6/21/2009 "The Bandsundance"
My husband and I were married on June 21, 2009 and our wedding ceremony and reception couldn't have been any better thanks to Sundance. I asked them to play the trumpet during my entrance into the church and it just sounded amazing with the church organ! Our reception was an absolute blast! The band and I had planned out the set list weeks prior and they even learned songs for me that we really wanted played that night. Our guests were so impressed that we had a LIVE band and had such a fun time dancing and singing along! They play so many different kinds of music and are more than happy to learn songs that are important to you if giving enough notice. They DJ'd there break and during dinner. There was never a dull moment and my husband and I will never forget what a fun night everyone had. People are still talking about it 5years later. I highly recommend this band. Their main objective is to make sure your special day is everything you could imagine and MORE! Mike & Nikki
Wedding Date 9/7/2013 "The Band Sundance For Our Wedding"
We had Sundance for our daughter's wedding. They now only provided music for dancing but also prerecorded music during dinner. Their variety of music is awesome. The different band members are able to switch up instruments. The interaction with the guests was great fun. They also are affordable. I appreciate the fact that there is still a great band around for weddings. D.J.'s are fine but for us there was nothing better than to have live music. I've also been to other venues where Sundance was playing. They are great entertainment. Never disappointed with them. Kurt (father of the bride)
Wedding Date 11/27/1992 "If you want the best, hire Sundance!!"
I received so many compliments about the band! They played all the hits and many standards for the older crowd too. The dance floor was packed all night. They are very versatile and their music selection is second to none. They were so great to work with and I would hire them over and over again! Outstanding group of professional musicians, great showmanship and lots of fun. Even people from the wedding next door at the banquet hall were standing by the door enjoying the band! Everybody loved them!! Best night of my life and the music was the most memorable portion of the evening! Thanks Sundance...you are awesome!!!
Ann Marie & Sam
Wedding Date 6/20/15 "This band made our day"
Everything about the band was great. We were all very pleased and would recommend them to anyone. In addition to playing at the dinner reception at Brookfield Zoo, a saxophonist performed during the cocktail hour at the bear enclosure and it made that part of the wedding celebraion even more interesting.
Dania (mother of the bride)
Wedding Date 4/4/15 "Sundance rocked it"
You guys rocked it!!! Thank you so much for the great memories! We will see you at Kevin and Amy's again maybe! Brian & Camilla
Wedding Date 12/27/14 "
Sundance was professional and willing to make the wedding night the way we wanted it. I would, without hesitation recommend this band to anyone, for any venue.
Wedding Date 1/16/16 "This Band ROCKED!"
This band ROCKED! A big part of our wedding budget went to live music and it was worth every penny. Not only was the band reasonable but they absolutely made the wedding. If we had just gone with a DJ it would not have been the big party that occurred. The floor was packed the entire time with people dancing whenever they played. My mom said she didn't remember the last time she danced so much. They even got some of our attendants and myself involved in playing along. Great group of people, book them and you will not be disappointed in your special day!