Mr. and Mrs. Kern

WOW! Thank you all so much, you were awesome....people can't stop talking about how great and talented you are.

You all made my wedding the best day of my life! John and I will recomend you to everyone we know!

Susan and Rob

I wanted to let you know we were so pleased with the music you played. You were so fun and I am happy to tell you that we received several comments saying "what a great band" Thank you for being so professional and making our wedding day a great memory!!

Tim and Christie

We wanted to thank you guys for helping make our wedding day so perfect. Your were great! Everyone commented on how much they enjoyed the band. THANKS, we'll recommend you highly in the future.

Val and Keith

...we heard nothing but great comments from all out guests! Young, old, black, white, male, and female, everyone loved you! I can only hope that you are hired for referral buisness from our wedding.

Annmarie and Don

...we have never attended a wedding where the guests never left the dance floor and stayed until the last song. ...We received compliments from all of out guests from the dancing ones to the ones sitting at their table...

Gaby - McDonalds Corporation

We, McDonald's Family, thank you so much for the great party last Saturday night. Your show was great and hopefully we can see you perform again soon!

Cristina and Bob

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. A month and a half after the wedding and we are still hearing compliments about your band. I've even had people ask if you travel to Michigan! We enjoyed hearing you so much the first time that we didn't even audition other bands. It's been one of our best decisions yet!
Thank you again for sharing your time and talent with us.

Jennifer Phillips- Tucker Allan Inc.

With whole-hearted sincerity, thank you so much to you and your band for being with our group on Saturday, December 15th, 2001. Standing Room Only's performance truly made the office's Holiday Party complete.

From the moment our first guests arrived, your group's performance was fabulous. Thank you; too, for allowing us to enjoy the full nine piece orchestra. The addition was excellent and truly appreciated. We will be happy to pass your name along if we hear of other groups who are looking for an orchestra for their event.

Mike- St. James Church

On behalf of St. James Church, I would like to thank you and the Standing Room Only Orchestra for once again making our event a tremendous success. For the second year in a row your contagious energy and great song selection kept the dance floor packed- I've heard nothing but compliments on your band and how you made the party. 

With the diverse crowd that we had, it says an awful lot about your versatility and ability to please a wide range of tastes. I'd recommend the Standing Room Only Orchestra for any event.
Thanks for making the Winter Ball an outstanding success the last two years.

Jim and Kara

My wife, Kara, and I would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to you and the entire band of Standing Room Only Orchestra. You were fantastic! We heard nothing but the highest praise about you from all of our 250 guests, both young and old. The music was great- and you kept everyone dancing throughout the night. We are also grateful to you for helping us keep everything on schedule during the event. You put on a very professional show. We could not have been more pleased with your performance. We would recommend you very strongly. Thanks for helping make our wedding reception so enjoyable!

Suzanne & Alberti

We wanted to thank you for the lovely music that you performed during our wedding at the Palmer House last Sept. 11th. All of the musicians were fantastic- from the cocktail hour, through dance, and especially, the reception. Everybody commented on how great your band was and we all enjoyed the music. There were always people on the dance floor. We sincerely appreciate all of your professionalism prior to and throughout the wedding day, and especially for accommodation our special requests. Thank you all again for making our day so memorable!

Suzanne & Alberti

P.S. We'll be sure to recommend you to any friends or family with their upcoming events! You guys were awesome!!!!


I hope that you remember me- I am the bride from the Hernandez-Rolnicki wedding at which SRO performed back in August of last year. 
A very special "Thank you" to you is long overdue. You really stepped up at Andrew and my wedding when our mariachis arrived late. You completely went above and beyond the call of duty and we will be eternally grateful. The majority of our guests didn't even realize that something had gone awry. The music for our introductions was perfect. I felt that you could read my mind every time you began a new song! I just wanted you to know that we really appreciated your efforts and we are happy to provide a reference for SRO anytime that you need one.
You are truly a class act!


Thank you for doing such a wonderful job at our holiday party December of 2001, at the Hotel Sofitel in Rosemont. After I returned from Sweden, I heard a lot of compliments about the band. A co-worker who is a part of next year's holiday party planning committee even asked if it was okay to use the same band twice. She liked the band so much, she's thinking about booking you guys for next year!
Once again, thank you for an enjoyable evening of music and dance


Your performance at our May 31rst wedding was spectacular! Thank you. Our guests are still saying, "They are the best band I've ever seen/heard at a wedding." You kept the dance floor packed all night - even with some people I have never seen dance (like my new husband). You were truly a pleasure to work with and if you are ever in need of a recommendation feel free to call upon us.

Deborah L. Nacik - Chapman and Cutler

On behalf of Chapman and Cutler, I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you all for helping make our annual Year End Party a huge success. Our employees were thrilled by the band and the variety of music that they played. I personally was extremely pleased with their professional demeanor and excellent sound. I look forward to the possibility of having you provide the music for our next party in January 2003.

Jennifer and Jason

Well, Six months have passed since our wedding - time sure flies! Jason and I wanted to say thank you for providing such wonderful entertainment at our reception. Everyone still talks about how great the band was! You played a big part in making our wedding so special. Thanks for everything and Happy Holidays!

Lisa and Phil

Thank you cannot express the appreciation we have for Standing Room Only. Your band was outstanding - exceeding all of our expectations. We had a wonderful time because of the band. Thank you for being so professional and taking the time to see all of our special requests answered.

Megan & Jake

Jake and I would just like to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Our wedding reception was made absolutely perfect due to YOU! We cannot tell you how many people raved about our band and inquired how they could get you booked too! Everyone says..the music makes or breaks the evening- and you guys were much more than Jake and I expected. Thank you so much for making our wedding reception a night we will never forget! You guys are OUTSTANDING!!

Kat & Steve

We're off to Australia in an hour, but I wanted to hop on here to say THANK YOU! Standing Room Only was the highlight of our wedding. All night long (and this morning, too) people kept stopping Steve and me to tell us how great they thought you were. You kept the dance floor packed all night long and we both had a blast dancing along with everyone. Thank you! If you ever need a reference, feel free to send them our way.

Maggie and Mike

We can't thank you enough for making our wedding day so much fun. Everyone invited to our wedding is still talking about how great your band was. One of our friends is planning on booking you for their wedding September of '05. We really couldn't tell the difference between the band and the DJ you were so great! Thanks again! We will be sure to pass your name on to others.

Jennifer and Pete

Thank you so much for helping us make our wedding day so special. You guys were terrific and we have heard nothing but excellent remarks about you guys from all our family and friends. We would not hesitate for a minute about recommending Standing Room Only to our family and friends in the future.

Jim and Kara

It's been a pleasure working with you. We very much appreciate your commitment to quality.Thank you for the gift of music at our wedding.

Allen and Kristin

You guys were absolutely awesome! We are still getting compliments about our wedding music. Guests have even said it was the best and most fun they have ever had at a wedding - Truly it was because of you all! You made our wedding perfect. Thank you for your time, effort and for sharing your awesome talents with us!

Greg and Judy

Where do we start - You are an amazing band. You and Your band made Michelle and Bill's wedding a night we will all remember. We wish you all great success in all you want to do with your lives and your music. When we are in Chicago maybe we can hear you play again. Thank you again for making July 5th such a wonderful event.


I just wanted to send a quick note to let you know that I had many compliments about the band during and after the party. Everyone really enjoyed the band- although that was probably obvious with the extension of the party! We'll be in touch when we set the 2005 date. Thanks much!

Marthe and Bill

Hi Mike,

So sorry this email is so late, but we just wanted to tell you how much we LOVED you guys at our wedding! Thank you so much for making the reception such a fantastic party. I had multiple guests come up to me all night and tell me that you were the best wedding band they've ever heard! Then my parents went to a family wedding a few weeks later, and my dad's cousin, who was also at our wedding, made a point of telling my dad that our band was so much better than the music they had at the other wedding!

Thank you again - you guys were great to work with and really brought such great energy the entire night. We will be recommending you to everyone we know for future weddings, parties, etc!

Marthe and Bill

Kempf Party

Hi Mike,

Thank you for providing the BEST entertainment for our party!  Everyone had a wonderful time thanks to all of you!  You are amazing!
We are looking at Saturday, April 11, 2015, to do this again.  I know it is early, but can you pencil us in your calendar?  We know we 
would never do this party without you.

Thanks again,
Sue and Nick Kempf
Wayne and Kari Kempf
Kathie and Joe Grider
Karen and Mike Hanes

Kristen Jenkins


Mike, I just wanted to say THANK YOU for the fantastic performance at our wedding!  What a festive evening it turned out to be - I loved seeing how much fun our guests were having throughout the night.  The dinner music was wonderful, and we loved all the songs you played for dancing.  I appreciated that the group had a great presence without being in your face.  But my favorite part of the whole evening was our first dance - the band played our song exactly was I would have hoped...it sounded fantastic and was a great way to start the night.

Thank you for all your planning and preparation, and for setting up the mic in the ceremony space.  We had a blast and we'll be sure to recommend you for future events.

Kristen Jenkins