The #1 Gigmasters Band In Northern California
Rock & Roll / Pop • R&B/Soul/Funk • Jazz Standards • Ballads

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We're always very appreciative of feedback on our performances, whether it comes from our clients or attendees. It is crucial for us to ensure that we provide a high quality service and use professionalism at all times to maximize the enjoyment of the events in which we perform. Below are some comments from some past performances.

From Madeleine & Mat, the Bride and Groom of a Healdsburg Wedding Ceremony & Reception (Ceremony plus Platinum Package, June, 2016)
When we first started looking for a wedding band, I wanted to find a band that had a wide range of songs and would be flexible with playing a couple of special requests. Working with Scott was absolutely fantastic and he helped us pick the perfect set list and answered all our questions promptly. The band absolutely killed it on the day of the wedding and had everyone dancing until the last call. Every one of our guests commented on how much they loved the band and we couldn't agree more. Thank you for helping make our day so special!

From Yitao, an Organizer of a Technical Conference Social Event (3 hours Full Band, September, 2015)
Great performance, very professional. We have chosen The Sound Effect for our social events in the conference for 4 years and we are looking forward to continue working with them.

From Lyndsay, the Bride of a Palo Alto Wedding Reception (Gold Package, February, 2015)
I can't even begin to tell you how much you guys totally made our wedding day. Both our families and all our friends had SUCH a fantastic time, and first on all their lists of the great things about our wedding was The Sound Effect. We got the question "How did you find such an amazing band??" about a hundred times that night! Immediately after meeting you and the rest of the band we were totally sold and didn't look any further, so we feel so very lucky that our instincts were spot on and that you all provided such perfect and FUN entertainment for our special day.We knew from the get go that one of our priorities for our reception was to have a live band, and because of you I'm so, so, so happy we made that a priority! Every detail about what you provide -- friendly service, reasonable cost, very skilled performers -- is above and beyond what I had imagined when we decided we would hire a band. We had such a blast dancing to our favorite songs, and even the ones we weren't as familiar with. There were one or two songs I wasn't familiar with but when I would turn to a friend to say, "Do you know this song?" they would say, "This is my FAVORITE!" so that was really fun. I could go on and on, but want to specifically thank you for clearly putting a lot of attention into arranging and learning our first dance song, "Can You Feel the Love Tonight". What an amazing moment when the whole room realized what the song was and applauded so loudly. I'll never forget that!! I'll also never forget the pure glee on everyone's faces when you played Call Me Maybe. You've created so many memories for us. You are such a friendly, positive, and talented group -- I still can't believe we had the privilege of having such wonderful music at our reception!

From Johnny, the Groom of a Healdsburg Wedding Reception (Gold Package, September, 2014)
The Sound Effect did an outstanding job making our wedding reception a fun, rockin' time! The memories I have dancing like crazy to their songs with my friends and family are some of the best I have of the big day! I only wish they could have played all night!

From Joann, the Bride of a San Francisco Wedding Reception (Gold Package, September, 2014)
I immediately knew I wanted a live band for our wedding, even though I'm a DJ. When there is a mixed crowd, there is nothing better than live music and vocals to get people on the dance floor, and The Sound Effect band did this amazingly. They produced music for my entire wedding. During the ceremony their jazz quartet played, an acoustic duet during cocktails, jazz quartet again during dinner and the full band for the dancing portion. They are a well rounded band that offers variety and this is one of the reasons why we loved them so much. They played jazz, R&B, rock, top 40 anything you want they can play it! The singers Dan and Alisha were amazing!!!!! My husband still goes on about how awesome Dan was at singing "All of Me" by John Legend, and Alisha sang "Kissing You" by Desiree, which is a very difficult song to sing in my opinion, and she sang it better than the original. I told myself I would not cry during the ceremony but once I heard how beautifully they played "Kissing You," I couldn't help love! 

Scott, the band manager was great. He was responsive and very accommodating to our needs. I would highly recommend The Sound Effect band to all my friends and would definitely hire them for any future event. We're so glad to have found them. :)

From Jennifer, the Bride of a San Francisco Wedding Reception (Gold Package, May, 2014)
We used the Sound Effect to play at our wedding and they were awesome!! We listened to many bands prior to choosing them for our wedding and they were by far the best. They played jazz music for us during our dinner hour and then put together a great set list for two hours of dancing to follow. The dance floor was packed all night! They were very flexible and even took a request from my Grandmother. We received endless compliments about the band after our event. They emceed our entire event flawlessly. They were very responsive and easy to work with. I highly recommend the Sound Effect, it was the best money we spent!

From Denise, the Mother of the Bride of a San Francisco Wedding Reception (Gold Package, January, 2014)
The Sound Effect played at my daughter's wedding reception and they were FANTASTIC! We had the jazz quartet during the dinner hour and then the full band for dancing. The dinner music was perfect and very classy. The dance music was right on. Everyone danced and the dance floor was full the entire night. The vocalists had great voices. I received so many compliments from people that attended on how good the music was. The Sound Effect really made the party.

Scott, the band manager, was a pleasure to work with and very accommodating to our needs. I highly recommend the Sound Effect and would definitely have them at a future event. Hats off to these very professional and talented artists.

From Nicole, the Bride of a Los Altos Wedding Reception (Gold Package, August, 2013)
Of all the different vendors that you need to choose for your big day, your music vendor might be the most important - and will probably be the most overlooked. You don't want to skimp by asking a friend of a friend's garage band (or a DJ - but you knew that). Your guests will have to listen to these guys for over 2 hours, after all. This mentioned you also don't want to splurge on the guy who is "definitely" the next Michael Bolton. Your music vendor will likely be the last big purchase of your wedding and you are not going to want to break the bank. This is where the Sound Effect comes in. They are good - really good - and they are definitely the right price. More importantly, they have the ability not just to play but to really feel and direct the crowd.

The Sound Effect came billed as one of the best cover bands in the Bay Area - and true to this, their range is impressive. From the Temptations to Carly Rae Jepson, these guys know how to direct a cross-generational party, which is really what a wedding is all about. They are flexible not just in range but in demeanor - one of our groomsmen went flying into their microphones and they barely batted an eye. They understand how to build and keep momentum going, regardless of which crazy, off-color relative/groomsman steps on the dance floor.

And, of course, they know not just when and what to play, but how to play. They gave an encore performance that dozens of our guests were raving about. The lead singers are fantastic and full of energy. The band transitioned amazingly from a beautiful jazz set at the cocktail hour to a fun, energized dance set.

Finally, and equally importantly, the Sound Effect offers the most-competitive music vendor package in the Bay Area. There are DJs that are more expensive (yes, seriously). If price is an issue - and frankly, even if it isn't - you can't go wrong with the Sound Effect. They take a consultative approach to the process and know exactly what you need.

Bottom line: don't overlook your music vendor, don't get a DJ, and don't even think about passing up the Sound Effect. These guys rock. Even if you did enjoy your first IPO last week and want to hire Michael Bolton, you'd be missing out on the best wedding experience in the Bay Area.

From Maureen, the Bride of a Half Moon Bay Wedding Reception (Platinum Package, August, 2013)
The Sound Effect truly exceeded our expectations at our wedding. All you need to know about them is the following: My family is very conservative and my husband's family is even more conservative. Until our wedding day, we had never seen our parents drink or let loose in our lives. From the time The Sound Effect began playing to the time they stopped, EVERYONE was on the dance floor - I'm not kidding, everyone. Multiple friends and family members told me that they have never been to a wedding where literally everyone danced. I can only attribute this phenomenon to how incredibly awesome the music was. The Sound Effect was beyond professional and easy to work with and I thought their price was very reasonable. I would highly recommend them to anyone who wants to dance the night away at their wedding

From Janelle & Charles, the Bride and Groom of a Half Moon Bay Wedding Reception (Platinum Package + Ceremony, July, 2013)
The Sound Effect was a huge hit at our wedding. Each member of the band did a stellar job and the lead singers were spectacular. We really enjoyed having a lead male and female vocalist. They interacted well with each other. The band was able to read the crowd and play the right songs at the right time. Our dance floor was jam-packed all night long and our guests continue to tell us how great the band was! The Jazz Quartet was perfect for our cocktail hour and the pianist played wonderfully during our ceremony. The Sound Effect gets an A+ for the day of the wedding. As if that's not great enough, they get an A+ for all of the planning before the wedding, too! They invited us to their rehearsal studio to hear them play before signing a contract. During the planning phase, Scott answered all of my e-mails promptly and made sure that everything was set to go for the big day. We ordered the Platinum Package and had the band learn two special request songs for us. They did a wonderful job and we actually like their songs better than the original artist versions! We highly recommend The Sound Effect for weddings, special events, or any type of get together. They are sure to get your guests up on their feet to dance the night away!

From Ruel, the Groom of a San Martin Wedding Reception (Gold Package + Ceremony, June, 2013)
We had The Sound Effect play for our wedding in June 2013. Scott was very professional and the entire planning and the event went very smoothly. The band did a great job. Many of my guests complimented the band and had a great time.

From Rosemary, the Bride of a Monterey Wedding Reception (Gold Package, March, 2013)
The Sound Effect made entertainment for our wedding reception seamless and stress free. They were:
PROFESSIONAL. On point and very responsive with communication throughout. Were set up and ready to rock when the guests arrived.
FLEXIBLE. Allowed us at the last minute to play music from our iPod during breaks. Provided light show for nominal charge since venue didn't have their own. Overall very accomodating. Most of all,
ENTERTAINING. Everyone had a great time! Great background jazz music during dinner, then they turned on the fun and energy for everyone to dance the night away.

From Jake, the Groom of a Palo Alto Wedding Reception (Gold Package, October, 2011)
Booking the Sound Effect play at our wedding was one of the best choices -- if not the best choice -- we made when planning our wedding. First, they are amazing to work with. They responded to our e-mails extremely quickly, answered our questions completely and courteously, and were able to accommodate at least a half-dozen small requests that helped the music fit seamlessly into the wedding events. It is clear that they are seasoned pros and have done this many, many times before, and know exactly what challenges you'll face and how to overcome them. Planning a wedding is hard work; the Sound Effect made a major part of it easy.

Second, the Sound Effect is an absolutely great band. We did the "Gold" package -- an amazing deal -- and had the jazz quartet play throughout the cocktail hour and dinner. Many of our friends are music majors or teachers and are extremely snooty about jazz, and they kept on coming up to us to say that the quartet was doing an excellent job. Then, when the full seven-piece band performed, everyone at our wedding was dancing -- and at times singing along -- for the entire night. The Sound Effect know exactly what songs to play when to make sure everyone is engaged and dancing. They really know how to keep a party going! Guests kept on complementing us on the band and telling us how extremely fun the night was, and we're certain that the band contributed substantially to making the wedding as enjoyable and memorable as it was.

I am recommending the Sound Effect to everyone I know for their weddings.

From Brian, the Groom of a Healdsburg Wedding Reception (Gold Package, Septermber, 2011)
The Sound Effect was perfect for our wedding. Dozens of guests came up to us gushing about how great the band was, seriously. Although all our other vendors were great the guests were most excited about the band. They got everyone (young and old) dancing basically the whole night. Perhaps their greatest accomplishment was getting my parents out on the dance floor, I'm pretty sure that they haven't danced in 20+ years! This band really made it a party. They were very helpful + completely professional throughout the booking process, getting back to me quickly, which really helped with my nerves when it came to the planning. They even helped me with prepare the sound for a surprise song that I played for my wife on the guitar during the reception, it was extremely nice of them. The jazz quartet played at our cocktail hour it was great atmosphere. I would highly recommend this band, they're great!

From Howard, the Groom of a Sebastapol Wedding Reception (Gold Package + Ceremony, August, 2011)
We really wanted to have a live band for our wine country wedding but finding a quality band was a real challenge. The internet was not nearly as helpful for finding a band as it was for a lot of other wedding vendors, but in our search we had the good fortune to find ‘The Sound Effect Band.”

We exchanged a few emails and traveled down to south bay to hear them rehearse. We were impressed by their sound, even in a private home without their lead singer. They were easy going, very amenable to our ideas and really worked to make their performance what WE wanted! They learned several new songs and provided music both for the ceremony and subsequent party.

They read the crowd like the professionals they were and adapted music selection, volume and tempo to exactly what was needed. They were one of many features that made a wonderful night truly magical!

From Jim, the chair of the Sunnyvale SNAIL Neighborhood Association (2 hours full band, August, 2011)
Your playing at our August 2, 2011 event not only added beautiful and lively music, it added the 'special touch' that is unique to our neighborhood and neighbors. The words 'Thank You' somehow do not seem adequate to express our heartfelt gratitude for both your time and talent. Without The Sound Effect, we would have still had our event, but we also know that the celebration would have been far less festive. You performed beyond fantastic, you halped make our event the most unique in Sunnyvale and surely helped us register 251 neighbors ... the largest National Night Out in Sunnyvale.

From Jessie, the Bride of a Burlingame Wedding Reception (Platinum Package + Ceremony, July, 2011)
I just wanted to let you know that everyone was completely blown away by how great you guys were! Everyone loved the variety of music and how engaged the whole band was with the guests. I loved how you let Anthony (my little nephew) come up and play the drums, again it is just a true testament to how friendly and great your band is. I loved how all of our guests were out on the dance floor until the last dance and I really appreciate you sticking with the songs we had requested. I can not emphasize how much people loved "Oh What a Night" and how many compliments we have received about you all. Thank you again! I will definitely continue to recommend you to all of my friends and family! Thank you again from the bottom of my heart!

From Alicia & Ed, the Hosts of a Walnut Creek Birthday Party (Gold Package, July, 2011)
Thank you so much for such wonderful music. We all loved the performance, Melissa and Dan were amazing, we enjoyed every single song, the band had all of us on the dancing floor. We will never forget this party, Ed was so happy and enjoying every minute. Thank you...thank you!

From Joanna & Andrew, the Bride & Groom of a Los Altos Hills Wedding Reception (Platinum Package, May, 2011)
The Sound Effect is widely advertised as the #1 rated Gigmasters band and, having recently booked them for a relatively sizable outdoor wedding, I can tell you without a shred of doubt that the crown fits. I speak for everyone that was in attendance when I say their performance was out of this world! I've been told the success of a wedding can be measured by the amount of dancing, and let me tell you, this band will get people moving! They were a perfect mix of professionalism and fun-loving - they felt more like wedding guests having a blast than a hired band (and that's a good thing). For quality sound that's guaranteed to get your next event to its feet, call TSE!

From Anna & Bennett, the Bride & Groom of a San Francisco Wedding Reception (Gold Package + Ceremony, April, 2011)
Booking The Sound Effect was the single best decision we made with respect to our wedding. We received tons of compliments about how great the band was and how much fun people had at our wedding. They were professional, flexible, and their talent is truly outstanding. Their vast array of songs meant the dance floor was packed all night with all age groups- everyone from our flower girls to Anna's 93 year old grandmother were dancing.

From Jessica & Bryan, the Bride & Groom of a Livermore Wedding Reception (Gold Package, September, 2010)
Thank you for providing the perfect entertainment for our wedding reception. We couldn't have made a better choice. The Sound Effect kept our guests rockin' on the dance floor all night long and everyone told us how much fun they had at our wedding! We knew it was mostly due to our great band. Thank you for making our wedding perfect.

From Kristie & Dennis, the Bride & Groom of a Sunnyvale Wedding Reception (Gold Package, September, 2010)
The Sound Effect was easy to work with in determining the best timeline for events and announcements. Their rehearsal setting is a great way to meet the band and get a sense of their sound and personality - a fun group! Whenever the band was playing, the dance floor was packed. The music is stuff that everyone knows and is great for all ages. It got people moving, even some relatives I've never seen dance before! Our reception was outside, and the I liked that we got a copy of their actual set list at the end so we know exactly what song was played when. Scott even went above and beyond to find some obscure Dutch songs to play for us during the breaks. Book The Sound Effect; you won't be disappointed!

From Dorothy & Teddy, the Bride & Groom of a Glen Ellen Wedding Reception (Silver Package, June, 2010)
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding! The Sound Effect was amazing! We had 1 hour of jazz music and 2 hours of full band during the reception. The rendition of our first dance song (Lucky - Jason Mraz/Colbie Caillat) was beautiful! You guys were very accommodating (with the delay in our schedule), professional, talented, and definitely knew how to work the crowd. The dance floor was packed the whole night! Everyone had a wonderful time, and people kept raving about the band afterwards. We couldn't have asked for a better band! Scott was super easy to get in touch with before the wedding as well, always replying to my emails within a few hours.

From Leah, the Bride of a Sacramento Wedding Reception (Gold Package, June, 2010)
Thank you. Everyone did an excellent job. We felt the process was very professional. Throughout the evening people were coming up to us and commenting on how good the band sounded. If we are ever in need of a band again (in the Bay area) we will hire The Sound Effect. We were very pleased with the evening and would highly recommend The Sound Effect.

From Keely & Mike, the Bride & Groom of a San Luis Obispo Wedding Reception (Platinum Package, May, 2010)
We were extremely pleased with the music at our reception. You guys sounded phenomenal and you kept the dance floor pumping all night long. We cannot thank you enough for the stellar performance. You have been extremely friendly and professional in all of our interactions. Thank you very much. and please don't hesistate to contact us if you need any client references.

From Turan, on the Organizing Committee for the 50th Anniversary of a Non-Profit (3 hous Full Band, March, 2010)
We hired The Sound Effect to perform at our non-profit organization's 50th anniversary celebration. We wanted a band that could draw people of all ages to the dance floor, and The Sound Effect's talent and energy definitely made that happen! In the weeks and months leading up to the event (and even on the night itself!), we had some unique needs that Scott and the band were happy and eager to accommodate - in short, they did everything they could to ensure the night was as memorable as possible for us all. Professional, flexible and most important of all entertaining, I'd definitely recommend The Sound Effect for any event.

From Hilary & Philip, the Bride & Groom of a Sonoma Wedding Reception (Platinum Package, October, 2009)
We hired The Sound Effect to play our wedding reception in Sonoma , CA . We were looking for a band that would be a lot of fun and would get people to dance. Scott Switzer and The Sound Effect were very professional and easy to work with from start to finish. More importantly, they rocked! I’ve never been to a wedding where the dance floor was packed the entire time—no one wanted the night to end! The Sound Effect surpassed all expectations and we highly recommend them to any and all.

From Mary, the Mother of the Bride of a Pacific Grove Wedding Reception (Gold Package, July, 2009)
The Sound Effect performed magnificently for our daughter's wedding at Asilomar on July 4th!!! All of our guests had a terrific time on the dance floor. Even the people who usually do not dance or are shy about it got up to dance because of the music! Needless to say the song choices were right on target, the sound of the band was energizing, and the whole evening and event was memorable due in part to the music! All of our guests came from out of town- many from the San Francisco area, LA area, and Oregon. Then there were the East Coast people from the DC area, Virginia, and New York. BELIEVE ME, these people have been around and they ALL LOVED THE MUSIC from the SOUND EFFECT! Already, the Day of Coordinator asked for your band's name to contact because she is doing a wedding in the Bay area. So I hope you will hear from her soon. Thanks for all your help in arranging the band music. I found your group to be professional, prompt, dressed appropriately, and all in all a pleasure to work with.

From Amy & Preston, the Bride & Groom of a Sacramento Wedding Reception (Gold Package, June, 2009)
The Sound Effect is a fantastic band and I highly recommend them for ANY event! From booking, to planning the play list, to the actual performance at our reception, The Sound Effect maintained a great balance of professionalism, friendliness, and flexibility. They eased my worries, and when they played on the night of our reception, they were awesome! My husband and I were very happy with their music and their sound, and we received several compliments about The Sound Effect from our guests throughout the night. Everyone had an amazing time, and The Sound Effect made the night perfect!

From Ann & Tyler, the Bride & Groom of a Campbell Wedding Reception (Gold Package, May, 2009)
We want to thank you and the rest of the band for making our wedding reception so memorable!  From cocktails to the final dance, the music set the tone for a perfect night.  We couldn't have asked for anything more!

From Erin & Jesse, the Bride & Groom of a Campbell Wedding Reception (Platinum Package, December, 2008)
We were so pleased with the Sound Effect.  They were everything and more than we expected in a band.  Our wedding was perfect and they were a hit with all of our guests, both old and young.  They played a variety of songs and kept the dance floor full the entire night.  Everyone commented on how great they were.  We would recommend them to any future bride and groom.  They'll make your day unique and fun!

From Pat, the Mother of the Bride of a Tiburon Wedding Reception (Gold Package, November, 2008)
Thank you, Scott, and your amazing band - the music was just wonderful! Had everyone up dancing, just as you promised! We had so many compliments on your talents! And, wow, did my Irish friends smile when the Irish music started!!! Our daughter and her new husband were thrilled with the way you played "their favorites" as were all their friends. And, you were so pleasant to work with! Very best wishes for continued success with your musical talents, you're terrific!!

From John, the Groom of a San Francisco Wedding Reception (Platinum Package, September, 2008)
The Sound Effect was everything we could ask for and more!  Not only are they talented and well versed musicians, they conduct themselves with the utmost level of professionalism and customer service.  A band plays a big role in the overall success of a wedding reception, and The Sound Effect delivered in every aspect.  We received multiple compliments about the band from friends and family.  Lastly, we would like to thank Scott for his exceptional customer service and attention to detail.  You deal with many different vendors in planning a wedding and Scott was one of the most responsive and courteous, which makes a challenging process so much easier! 

From Bob, the Host of a Corporate Party (4 hours Full Band, June, 2008)
The group was very professional in all aspects. Listening to their music one could tell they loved what they were doing and obviously had extensive backgrounds in the world of music! I would recommend The Sound Effect to anyone looking for great music, fun people, and true professionals.

From Steve, the Groom at a Davenport Wedding Reception (Gold Package, May, 2008)
The Sound Effect was great. The band was very professional and sounded great in the space provided. Our house wedding had 175 people, and every comment about the band was positive. I had several guests come up to me and tell me that it was such a refreshing change to have a band instead of a DJ, and it was fun to have them perform. We also had their jazz quartet perform after the ceremony which added so much to the ambiance of the evening. The members were friendly, outgoing, and willing to chat with guests and that put them over the top for me. I'd recommend them to anyone.

From Karen & Scott, the Planners of the Discovery Bay Yacht Club NYE Party (Gold Package, December, 2007)
Absolutely wonderful. All comments positive, very accommodating. Very sensitive to needs and requests, very talented and accomplished musicians. Everyone loved the band, and I would hire you again in a flash.The difference between a group of professionals and a bunch of hacks is the ability to adapt to the circumstances, and you all did that without being asked. As we took everything down the next morning, all the helpers just raved about how much they enjoyed the music. We all agreed that the volume level was perfect, enough to enjoy and still be able to talk over.

From Laura & Ken, the Bride & Groom at a San Jose Wedding Reception (Platinum Package, December, 2007)
This band was nothing less than awesome at our wedding reception. Extremely versatile, they played as a jazz quartet during cocktails and dinner and then with the full band played all kinds of rock and pop - probably just about any song you could name. Scott is the leader of the band and is totally gracious and professional-thanks Scott. the Sound Effect is the best deal going. They are guaranteed to rock your party and they enjoy themselves too which is nice to see. Hire this band today, take it from the bride and groom - you won't be disappointed!

From Elizabeth, the Bride at a San Francisco Wedding Reception (Gold Package, October, 2007)
The Sound Effect performed at my wedding and they were simply awesome! I had several guests (many of whom are music connoisseurs) comment on the high quality of the musicians and vocalists. The band stayed energetic all night and got everyone on the dance floor. The entire evening went very smoothly! In addition, the band leader Scott was extremely responsive to all my requests related to scheduling, special songs, etc. It was a pleasure to work with them! I bet that in a couple years, the band will be very well-known in the Bay Area and it will be difficult to book with them -- grab them fast!!!

From Daphne, Director of Student Activities at Foothill College (Jazz Quartet, September, 2007)
We were absolutely thrilled with The Sound Effect for our 50th anniversary celebration at Foothill.  The music was perfect for the occasion.  Many thanks!

From Rik, the Groom at a Petaluma Wedding & Reception (Platinum Package plus ceremony keyboard, September, 2007)
Responsive and organized! Enthusiastic! Accommodating and flexible! Talented and creative! A great mix of sophistication and fun. The Sound Effect is a wonderful group of musicians who made every effort to ensure that our wedding day went off exactly as we had envisioned it. They even learned a few of our favorite songs, including the first dance. We very much enjoyed working with the band, and Scott in particular made the entire process comfortable and stress free. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

From Rhiannon and Derek, the Bride and Groom at a Lake Tahoe Wedding Reception (Gold Package, August, 2007)
We just wanted to drop you a note and express our graditude to the entire band. All of our family and friends had an incrediable time and agreed we made a great choice in selecting The Sound Effect as our band. Without your help and extra effort the day would not have been the same. The music was wonderful and all of the band members were great. We look forward to recommending you to all our clients in the Bay Area and Tahoe. 

From Arthur, the Groom at a San Francisco Wedding Reception (Gold Package, August, 2007)
My wife and I want to thank you and the band for an incredible time! We know that we asked for some out of the ordinary things like changing leads in songs, and we were a little dubious as to the outcome, but we can say wholeheartedly that it really came out great, both the singers and the whole band. Your professionalism during the whole process was also incredible. You communicated quickly and efficiently, arrived on time, setup quickly and non-obtrusively, and looked wonderful. The music was heartfelt and you really looked like you enjoyed yourselves, which rubbed off on the audience. Our guests commented on your music and style and passion. Although I never intend to have my own wedding again, we would absolutely recommend you!

From Errol, the Groom at a Lathrop Wedding Reception (Gold Package, July, 2007)
There are no words to explain how pleased my wife and I were. Most importantly I had nothing but compliments from my guests about your performance and overall great attitudes. We felt like we've known The Sound Effect for years and had a great time celebrating with them. The night ended too fast. Thank you Sound Effect and God Bless.

From Baldwin, the Groom at a San Francisco Wedding Reception (Platinum Package, July, 2007)
We thought your band did a phenomenal job. We had a great time dancing to your music and would definitely recommend the band to anyone we know that is getting married. We appreciate how you were able to adapt to the chaotic timeline and do the MC-ing.

From Jeffrey, the Father at a San Francisco Bar Mitzvah (Full Band, June, 2007)
The Sound Effect played for my son's Bar Mitzvah.  My son spent three weeks looking and listening to at least 100 bands on the internet.  We picked The Sound Effect because they were better than all the other bands we listened to and fit within our budget.

Both the kids and the adults had an amazing night.  The Sound Effect and their music hit just the right tone for a magic evening with great dancing, fun and soul.  They were so professional and such nice people.  I have already heartily recommended them to several dear friends.  We will use them again ourselves as soon as we can.  They are great in every way.  Scott Switzer, the band leader arranged and rehearsed some special songs for us. He was super accommodating and totally responsible and professional.  Their two lead singers rock and so do their musicians.  This band has heart, soul and spirit.  I highly recommend The Sound Effect.

From Diklah & Shlomi, the Bride and Groom at a Palo Alto Wedding Reception (Jazz Trio, May, 2007)
The Sound Effect trio played at our wedding, and proved to be an excellent choice. We met them during one of their rehearsals, and they all seemed very nice and professional. Throughout our communication with them, they were very responsive and very prompt.

On the wedding day, everything flowed seamlessly, and we had no need to worry about anything. We just loved their performance, and so did our guests. We got many comments on how nice they were, seems they were enjoying the wedding very much, and they played beautifully.

Thank you for being so pleasant to work with, and for helping make our wedding such a memorable occasion for us. We would definitely turn to you again in the future when we need live music.

From Kathleen, the Bride at a Saratoga Wedding Ceremony (Jazz Quartet, May, 2007)
To be honest, I really wished that I recorded the whole thing so that I could listen to the whole performance over. I got so many great comments about you guys, that I wanted to slap myself for not getting someone to record the band.  Honestly, the only time I really got to listen you you was during the processional as I waited to walk down the aisle.  I was very happy with what I heard.  Even if I didn't get to hear everything, the comments that I heard from my husband and my family and friends were all wonderful comments.  My Maid of Honor actually told me she wanted the same type of music for her wedding.  So yes....I was very satisfied. Thank you!

From Josh, the Chair for a school fundraiser (Full Band, March, 2007)
Our event went off great and I received many compliments on the band. We were holding a fundraising auction for a public elementary school, which has been typically mundane and ending immediately following the auction. Having The Sound Effect for our event this year turned the whole thing around and people danced until it was time to turn on the lights. They did a fantastic job setting the mood with a great selection of music while people were perusing the auction items, eating, talking, etc. Following the auction, we dimmed the lights, the band started back up, and the crowd on the dance floor grew. At the end, everybody still wanted more, even though the babysitters were working overtime. Thanks guys,... and Melissa, our event was a huge success and we hit the number we needed to fund the new playground, with revenue exceeding any previous fundraising effort for the school. Josh

From Scott, the Host of the Big Game Party (Gold Package, December, 2006)
The Sound Effect Band was the perfect choice for our party.  They played sophisticated jazz during the cocktail hour, then switched to great dance music after dinner.  We knew all the songs, and everyone was singing and dancing until the very end!  These guys really know how to get a party going and keep it going!  Thanks again!

From Nancy & Thom, the Bride and Groom at an Alameda Wedding Reception (Gold Package, October, 2006)
Thank you all so much for the wonderful music you played and sang at our wedding. You all were terrific and our families and friends are still talking about it. Everyone had a great time and the pictures show many were dancing - a great memory.

From Kathy, the Bride at a Monterey Wedding Reception (Gold Package, July, 2006)
The wedding was so much more than I expected.  It was a beautiful day and everyone involved did such a great job to make it perfect and memorable.  The Sound Effect was an integral part of that, and I have to say your music and lively spirit created just the right mood throughout the reception.  All the guests gushed about your group - they really enjoyed the variety and tempo of the music, whether they were on the dance floor or watching the performance with a drink in hand!  The fact that you were enjoying the evening also showed on your smiling faces, and that multiplied the fun for the guests.

The music you arranged for our first dance was wonderful - the composition and performance of the song really felt like a personal gift from a friend.  We can't express how special it felt to dance to the song, and how that memory will remain with us for always. 

It was a real pleasure working with The Sound Effect, and especially with you Scott.  You were the easiest vendor to work with, as you were always so friendly, responsive and full of ideas.  Every communication and interaction with you was so smooth, and we didn't have to worry about a thing (which is a blessing when you're planning a wedding with so many vendors and moving parts).  We would hire you in a second again, and would certainly recommend you to all our friends and colleagues.

From Britt, the Planner of a Mountain View Poolside Birthday Party (Full Band, July, 2006)
The band members of The Sound Effect set a cheerful and fun mood for our birthday pool party. Everyone loved your music, you all did a fabulous job, and made our party truly special and memorable. We hope to dance to your music again soon! Thank you!

From Mark, the Events Planner of a Sunnyvale Apartment Complex for a Poolside Party (Full Band, July, 2006)
I think all went great...... As we do future events,  rest assured we will use you again.