Perhaps our best advertising is what our clients have to say about the band:
Of the myriad of vendors we dealt with in preparing for the wedding (ceremony venue, reception venue, rehearsal dinner, dress maker, tuxedo rental, makeup artist, hair stylist, photographer, transportation, cakes, hotels, preacher, invitations, etc etc), you were by far the best by all measures. We were impressed by your solid professionalism - a clear and simple contract, very responsive and dependable interactions. We were very pleased with your quality - Awesome dance tunes, great rapport with the audience, incredible sound. And we were grateful for your customer sensitivity - taking the time to understand our wants, planning the evening in advance and clearly communicating everything. Thanks to you and your band for making such a difference on our special day....we wish all the vendors were cut from the same cloth as you.
- Jackie and Neil
Dear Mr. Murphy:
I want to express my sincere thanks for your performance at the Queen's Jubilee Celebration in Hamilton. The event was a great success and we have received numerous positive comments from many of the guests who attended the celebration. The band's performance was an important part of this milestone event which celebrated 50 years of Her Majesty's reign as Queen of Canada. Again, please accept my thanks and appreciation for having participated. I invite you to extend my thanks to all members of your group and offer you my best wishes for success in your future endeavours.
- Sheila Copps
(Former) Minister of Canadian Heritage
We had a fabulous evening and you guys really made it for us - you were awesome - we have had so many comments on the band and many enquiries as well to find out how we managed to find you. All of our guests were so impressed with your talent, the variety of music and your professionalism. It was a pleasure dealing with you from start to finish and you put our minds totally at ease. I wish we were getting married again next week just for the great party. Coming from the musical background that I do, we had quite a few musicians in the crowd and the music was hugely important to us - I cannot tell you how pleased we were with the band, we are very grateful. I hope that we might have the chance to hear you play again - we are fans from here on!! Many many thanks again Dave to you and the band for such a fabulous job - you made our wedding very very special.
Best of luck to all of you in your future endeavours, musical and otherwise.
- Sara and Calum
Steve and I have arrived home from our honeymoon and it's back to reality!! We both wanted to thank you SO much for doing an excellent job for us at our wedding. I can't even begin to explain to you how happy we were with the band - absolutely amazing. Everyone loved the music (young & old alike!) - you certainly have a special knack for reading the crowd. I can honestly say that the decision to have you play was one of our very best for the day. It was also a pleasure to deal with you beforehand - you are incredibly professional, organized (yay!) and obviously very talented. Thank you very much Dave - we wish you all the best.
- Yvonne & Steve
Dear Mr. Murphy:
We thank you very much for your extraordinary performance at the NAYDO (North American YMCA Development Organization) Annual Conference at the Hockey Hall of Fame. Your astonishing artistic talents amazed more than 700 individuals including delegates, speakers and sponsors from across North America. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. You helped us to provide the delegates with some unforgettable memories from our city. Your involvement made this conference a huge success. Thank you for making a difference.
- Tom Horlor, Chair
Sumi Prabaharan, Co-Chair
Thank you so much for doing such a fabulous job at our wedding. I think it is safe to say that you made our night. We've had many, many compliments and comments from guests (i.e. "We haven't danced that much in the 20 cumulative years since and including our own wedding night!") which can all be attributed to your crowd pleasing tunes and great musical ability. But best of all, Geoff and I had a blast! The music was fantastic!
Dave, you have been the consummate professional, and we really want to thank you for making our night such a success and being such a pleasure to work with from the start. I know my Dad has passed your name along to at least 5 of our guests who have upcoming events and we hope you have the opportunity to please them as much as you have pleased us!
Take care and please pass our thanks along to the rest of the band.
- Nancy & Geoff
I just thought I would take a moment to thank you for making Amy's High School Graduation such a success. We saw you at a wedding last September and were extremely impressed by your band's performance and told Amy, who thought you would be great for her grad. Amy said you were incredible!!! Congratulations to you and your band for making such an important night for a group of teenagers so memorable!!
Thank you very much,
- Jody and Jim
A good friend of mine came up to me at our wedding and whispered. "Thank You. This is the first time my husband has danced with me in ten years." YOU WERE BEYOND FANTASTIC! Everyone had an amazing time and every single person (young and older) commented that they had never danced so much. You literally had everyone on the dance floor. (P.S. You play the best horas I've ever danced to.) Everyone is still talking about our wedding and how great the band was.
Beyond our talent as a musician, it was an added pleasure to deal with you. You assured me that you would work very hard to do a good job for us, and the truth is you exceeded everything you promised. Please pass along our thanks to the members of your band.
Joshua, Leyla and I wish you continued good health and great success.
All the best,
- Sharon (Josh and Leyla)
Thank you for making our annual Christmas Party a huge success. Your music selection was outstanding, and appealed to a variety of different tastes and ages. The band had excellent stage presence, and kept the crowd dancing all night long. We received fantastic reviews from everyone in attendance and requests to have you play at our future parties and client events.
I will also make it a point to personally recommend you to other Investors Group offices in the Toronto area.
Thank you again, we look forward to seeing you at our next big party!
- Bill Charles
Dear Dave and the Band,
I had to write to thank you for making our wedding a huge success. You promised us that people would fill the dance floor all night and you kept that promise - not an easy task when the ages in the crowd range from 8 to 80 years old. I'm still getting calls from people asking me for your name and telling me how incredible our wedding was because of the band. You were also a pleasure to deal with leading up to the wedding, which is appreciated more than you will ever know considering the chaos which surrounds planning an event like this. Dave, we will continue to highly recommend you to people looking for great entertainment.
- Gayle and Rob
P.S. Can we book you now for our 10th anniversary bash?!
Dear Dave and Band Members:
Everyone had a fantastic time last night at Branksome's 100th Birthday. Thank you very much for the great music, you were all perfect - and we would not ask for anything different.
Dave, you are a true pleasure to do business with, you are extremely organized, reliable, professional and prepared - I have no doubts about recommending you to anyone! You made my job as entertainment organizer easy. I look forward to listening to you again soon. Thank you for making the event complete last night.
- Susan McKenna
Event Coordinator - Branksome Hall 100th Anniversary Committee
To the Dave Murphy Band:
Thank you for being the amazing band that you are. Planning a wedding is a stressful time and you made the party. We are still getting compliments on the great time that everyone had. We watched the video and there was not a moment that the dance floor was not occupied. I have never seen people have so much fun. For months all we heard was 'the band starts at nine'. It was worth all the planning to have speeches and announcements over by nine, to enjoy every minute of your talent.
- Bob & Mary
We just wanted to commend you and your band with regards to your performance Saturday night. You guys were great. The selection of songs you chose satisfied all - from young to "old." We must tell you that EVERYONE had a blast, and really enjoyed you guys. The response to you and your band was overwhelming... you certainly have a wonderful talent for music and for people. Thank you so very much for all your hard work! We'll definitely be in touch for our next event.
- Melissa Machan and Deborah Mates
Make a Wish Foundation
Thank you very much for the amazing job you did at our wedding. We had the greatest time and we know our guests did too. We can't even tell you how many people asked about the band and said how great you were. You could tell how much they loved you by the fact they were packing the dance floor throughout the whole evening. When people called our parents during the week to say what a great wedding it was, they all mentioned the band. So we just wanted to thank you. You played great music and played it so well. Also, the Mazinka was great. You needn't have been worried at all! Anyways, thank so much for helping to make our wedding such a hit and for letting us have so much fun at it. We will probably see you at one of your gigs in the future.
- Abigail and Howard
Thanks for playing at our Christmas Holiday Party. I cannot express to you the impact your band had on our staff and guests enjoying the evening. I received nothing but positive feedback on how impressed the staff were with you. Your band's ability to play a wide variety of music matching our diversified staff's tastes made the night a success. Also, your sense of humour added to the evening's fun. Thanks again Dave.
- Laura Byng
Thank you so much. You really made our wedding a huge success. People can't stop telling us how amazing a job you guys did. Everyone loved the music and the dancing, there were a number of sore feet the next day - a good sign of a great party. We will be sure to recommend you to any of our friends.
- Sara and James
Thank you so much!! You guys were fantastic and the event was a great success due to the great music. You received positive comments all night long and, on Sunday morning, you were given a round of applause by the delegates for the great music you provided. You did a great job and the crowd really enjoyed it. We plan many events throughout the year and will keep you in mind for our next big YMCA event.
- Franca Johnston
How can we thank you for making our wedding at The Old Mill such a wonderful experience. You and your incredible band were amazing. Everyone we talked to has asked about you guys. You made the wedding. I knew you would, but you outdid yourselves. Your wide variety of music appealed to all the ages. Our guests had such a great time. It's true that the entertainment either makes or breaks the party, and you certainly made it incredible.
- Mike and Jenn
As per usual...Dave Murphy Band rocked the house. Always a crowd pleaser...had many compliments on your band.
Thanks for everything again. We have had nightmares dealing with some of our previous entertainers (crazy contracts, high maintenance, zero flexibility). You have been the exception. Always a pleasure to deal with, very accommodating, well priced... and the big bonus....Always a dynamic performance that keeps our crowd buzzing and makes the organizers of our event look like heroes.
Thanks again Dave,
Hope to hear you again soon, and hope we can utilize you in the future.
- Vince Langdon
Toronto Police Amateur Athletic Association President
It's now been nearly a couple of months since our big night and I just wanted to let you know that we are STILL getting comments about how wonderful our wedding was and how amazing the band was. You helped make our wedding better than I could have imagined. You and your band were spectacular, from the tunes you played to the way you played them. I had a couple of people tell me that they don't usually do a lot of dancing at weddings but they couldn't sit down at our wedding all night. You played one brilliant tune after another and kept everybody hopping. The band at a wedding can really make or break the night and I just wanted to thank you again for helping give us a night to remember. I've already recommended you to numerous friends who are planning on getting hitched. You guys were a serious hit and I'm so thankful that we found you!
Thank you, thank you, thank you from one very happy newlywed.
- Andrea and Sheldon
On behalf of Pratt & Whitney Canada, I would like to thank you so much for your GREAT and entertaining performance. As usual it was exceptional. Your ability to adapt to the crowd and keep 90% (the remaining 10% were taking smoke or drink breaks) of the audience on the dance floor for 100% of your performance really sets you and your band among the very best around. I am sure we will be keeping in touch for any future engagements. Please extend our warmest appreciation to the rest of the members of your band.
- Sajan K
Pratt & Whitney Canada
Operations Program Management
On behalf of myself and Tracy, I just wanted to say a big "thank you" to you and the band for the job you did for us at our wedding two weeks ago. I can't tell you how many of our guests have come up to us since and told us how great the band was. You had everybody dancing all night, both young and old. Your performance was a big factor in how great our day went and it was nice that I didn't have to worry about anything, you took care of it.
- Scott (and Tracy)
It wouldn't have the same with a disc jockey, that's for sure. Dave, you guys did a wonderful job, that's why you were highly recommended by Ron the owner at the Ancaster Old Mill. Your singing, the sax and the band were just fantastic. Everybody loved ya! They said it was one of the best weddings they ever went to. The music was perfect. Guaranteed you got my recommendation.
Sincerely your new fans,
- Dennis and Suzanne
I feel as if a storm has just blown over, perhaps even a hurricane. We were all running around trying to hold down the property, and suddenly it is quiet and still. Well, almost quiet. There is an echo of screams of disbelief and recognition, of laughter, all set to music, your music and ours. You and your band played our music, and made us feel like a bunch of teenagers again. Music somehow does that, going straight to the emotions. You turned back the years with wonderful success. Thank you Dave for being such a big part of our celebration, for playing the sound-track for our 75th anniversary reunion. You guys did a wonderful job, and we are all of us most appreciative.
Thank you Dave Murphy and Band,
- Iain K. Campbell
Chair, Etobicoke Collegiate Institute Anniversary Committee
To the band:
Thanks so much Dave. We had a great time at the wedding and loved dancing to your music. You guys did an amazing job. Everyone was commenting on how great the music was. My Mom especially enjoyed it.
Thanks again for everything. You guys were extremely professional and made the wedding a fun time. Thank the rest of the band for us as well and I am sure we will see you sometime soon.
- Rebecca and Galo
I wanted to thank you and your band for the amazing show you did for our Christmas party... Alias / Wavefront is a company that appreciates, if not demands the best of everything and it doesn't stop at music - we love great music! Your band was exactly what we needed to make our party a success. Everyone here has been buzzing about how much they enjoyed the music you played and the enthusiastic energy you guys exude when playing. People boogied all night!
Dave, I'd like to thank you personally for the professionalism you showed in helping arrange the event. I know I called you many times to get your feedback and I appreciate your patience and the personal way in which you deal with people.
Thanks again for a wonderfully entertaining night... it was a pleasure working with you.
- Melanie Riswick
Alias / Wavefront, Human Resources
We had a GREAT time at our wedding and much of it is thanks to you and the band. So thank you very much! You guys were awesome. We were so pumped about your performance and your ability to get the crowd going. And so many of our guests commented on how you guys made the party. We will be remembering you and recommending you for years to come!
- Gwen and Jeff
On behalf of the Kiwanis Club of Cambridge, thanks for an outstanding performance at our annual Kiwanis Lobsterfest. Your entertainment talents were warmly received by our dinner guests and many of them asked us to pass along their compliments and thanks. Our guests formed a diverse crowd and your music selections were well balanced. More importantly, the music was performed flawlessly with true ENERGY! The guests came to dance and they liked what they heard!
We also appreciated your efforts to keep us informed in the days leading up to our event. As a group of volunteers keenly interested in satisfying our guests, your professional approach to all aspects of your business was obvious and most helpful. Once again thanks to you and the band for a job well done.
- Dave Thomas
Kiwanis Lobsterfest Chairman
What can we say but once again thank you so much. The band was amazing the night of the wedding and we so appreciate you playing the piano as well. We've received so many compliments on how fun the band was - you really made the night something special.
If you ever need any references, please do not hesitate to give out our name - we'd be only too happy to help out. We would highly recommend you guys!
Thank you again for all your great work and helping to make our wedding night so much fun.
- Dan and Goldie
Please let us say thank you to you for making Benjamin's Bar Mitzvah party a most memorable one. My wife and I had a wonderful time, and we know that our guests enjoyed themselves as well. A large part of the success of the evening was having you and your band providing the entertainment. You guys were fabulous and the talk of the party! Thanks for putting up with our requests and particular tastes, but you guys really hit the nail on the head with your choices. For me, it was particularly special to share the dance floor with my family and friends. Thanks for going the extra mile and being as enthusiastic at the end as you were at the beginning, and I want to wish you success in all that you take on in the future.
- Les (and Benjamin)
Thanks for a great night. We have had MANY compliments on our choice of band and have been asked for your phone number and web address several times. I also know that our wedding planner told us he will be referring clients your way when they are looking for a band - you really impressed him and he does this for a living. I truly believe that great music is the key to any party and you guys definitely delivered!!!! I was kind of in a daze all night - so I actually don't remember much in detail....but I do recall that the dance floor was hopping all night long!! You guys are professional, talented, reasonably priced and have an AMAZING variety of songs in your repertoire! You made the night!
- Lisa and Dean
I wanted to THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH for the amazing show you put on for Trinity College's Conversat formal. Everyone said that it was the best "Conversat" ever. They loved the music and how versatile your band is (Eminem to Sinatra)! Again, thank you so much!
- Laryssa W.
Conversat Committee Chair
Just wanted to thank you and your band for a great time. We have received endless compliments about the music. Many people have told us that they have never danced so much in their life. Just seeing my parents dance was amazing. It was worth the splurge to have you perform at our wedding - you truly made our wedding unforgettable.
- Mike and Elena