Note: this first comment was written by the bride
from a wedding that we did in in Sun Valley, Idaho. She hired us sight unseen purely on
the basis of the comments from other brides and grooms below.
The bride (Kristin Sweeney) wrote these words after her wedding reception
to someone who was interested in hiring the Joe Sharino Band who also had never seen us
and lived out of the area. The interested person contacted several of the people who comment below
and eventually hired us sight unseen
just as Kristin did. Here are Kristin Sweeney's comments written to someone who hadn't seen us:
"I totally understand your nervousness about hiring someone sight
unseen/unheard, but I can tell you I would have ZERO reservations about
booking Joe. Joe knows weddings so well and does such an amazing job
of getting the crowd into it and keeping the party going and more
importantly of making the whole evening run smoothly. A wedding is not like
a concert in that sense--they need to kind of "run the show" in my opinion
(know when to do toasts, when to do your first dance, how to get everyone
dancing after all of the toasts, how to take breaks at a time that doesn't
seem like an invitation for all the guests to go home etc.) and they do it
all. You and your "bride to be" honestly don't have to worry about a thing.
You will appreciate that more when you get to that day--trust me. They're expensive I realize,
but our friends are still telling us it was the most
fun wedding they have ever been to! Steve and I danced nearly every song
(except for the one where I had to go change out of my dress because it was
inhibiting me on the dance floor). I can tell you without reservation that Joe really does an
amazing job." Kristin Sweeney
“Joe Sharino and his band were fantastic to work with. From the first phone call I felt confident in choosing them to be the band to play on our big day. They all were extremely helpful, and nice. Joe was able to ease my concerns with the timeline, and his experience was so useful for our planning. While the band’s experience and professionalism was amazing the most important part of their service (playing music) was on point. Six months later our guests are still asking where we found our band, and telling us that they were the best they’d seen at a wedding… and these are professional wedding goers! Every time I reached out via email or phone call, Joe was quick with a response. Last minute we decided to increase the size of the dance floor, and it was the right choice. Joe and his band kept the party going, and the oversized dance floor was packed! We are so grateful to the Joe Sharino Band for being apart of our day, and making the memories with our loved ones a happy and fun time!” Lynn and JP Favier
"Having the Joe Sharino Band play at our wedding reception made the night a party to remember for everyone! Our hope was to have the dance floor packed all night, and band delivered with high energy, and masterfully played music. These guys are true professionals, from planning and logistics, to making the party even more memorable by adding some fun showmanship with the saxophonist and lead guitarist coming out and playing among the dancers. They played hit songs that had guests of all ages dancing and singing along. Joe is a talented MC, and made great suggestions that helped us plan and pace the event throughout the night. We can't speak more highly of Joe and his band. Thanks Guys!" Scott and Sarah Cruikshank
"My family has had the pleasure of working with Joe Sharino FOUR times! As the youngest of 4 girls, and the final daughter to get married, enlisting Joe Sharino as our wedding band was a no brainer. They were a great help in determining the timing of dinner/speeches/first dances and the big dance party. We made a request to mix two very different songs for our first dance and Joe and his band absolutely nailed it. The transition was perfect and made our first dance so special for us! Their music inspires guests of all ages and musical preferences to get on the dance floor together. They brought great energy to our wedding reception! We received countless comments about how great the band was and we would do it all over again in a heart beat. Thank you Joe and the band for making our wedding reception the dance party of our dreams!" Jamie Razzari Tyrell and Jeff Tyrrell
"Our wedding was such a blast! We danced to every single song which is not typical for the busy bride and groom. If people wanted to talk to us they had to come down to the dance floor. Many people have come to me and my mother in law and told us our wedding was the best reception they have ever been to! I credit a lot of that compliment to the Joe Sharino Band!" Savannah Batistich
"A great party indeed. Everyone loved it and had a blast, thanks in large part to you and the band. An amazing performance that will be talked about for years to come." Scott Almassy
"Thank you so much. Everything was wonderful. You guys really read the crowd well and kept things moving. Your band members coming out into the audience and on the dance floor was a great touch. I heard nothing but positive, great comments about all of you. I hope to work with you again for a Ballet Fundraiser. Thanks again." Sharon Torrano
"An enthusiastic THANK YOU has been on my to-do list since the party. We could not have been happier with your band! We have several photos of folks, particularly me, dancing with the sax player while came into the center of the dance floor and the energy looks electric! All your musicians are so talented and command great range. We received many compliments about Lisa's voice and how "enchanting she sounded as her songs filled the courtyard and the whole valley." You did an amazing job with our first dance. We really appreciate that you all made the effort to learn our song, Feels Like Rain, just for us. I couldn't keep myself from singing along. Everyone we've been in touch with since the party has given you all rave reviews. Joe, you have a wonderful open way of interacting with everyone that just added to all the good energy of our celebration. I am so very glad you played for us. It was unforgettable and magical." Alyson Ludwig
"Thanks again so much for everything! You guys were a blast and we got tons of compliments on your music, your professionalism, your charisma and the entire band's ability to bring the whole party to the dance floor. We could not have asked for a better night. Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding." Katie & Orin Hahn
"From the beginning, Joe was very friendly and easy to work with. He was incredibly patient with us as my husband and I went back and forth over and over again on the timeline for the evening, and was very flexible with the band's performance schedule to fit in with the timeline that we finally agreed on. Joe offered great suggestions on the playlist and performance schedule that were very helpful, as well. I sent him a list of songs that I liked, but told him that I trusted his judgment and to just play to the crowd and keep them having fun, and he NAILED it!! They played a perfect mix of oldies and modern music and they kept the dance floor moving all night! Even friends that never dance at parties were out on the dance floor singing and dancing! Joe also MC'd the cake cutting, spotlight dances, and the bridal party entrance. I would absolutely recommend hiring the Joe Sharino Band for any event! We got so many compliments on the band and everyone had an amazing time!! I would hire him again in a heartbeat!" Mandi & Ola Okupe
And from that same June 2014 wedding, but from the bride's parents: "The band was terrific in every respect. From opening introductions of the wedding party to the last rocking tune, you were everything we hoped you would be. The range and quality of music, including vocals, were exceptional. The wandering sax player added a great personal touch! We wanted a lively dance band and you were exactly that, with a great mix of selections that everyone could enjoy. Can't remember the last time we danced so much! Comments from our guests were universally positive! We strongly recommend the Joe Sharino Band to anyone looking for a versatile, highly professional and spirited group of performers for any special occasion where fun is the order of the day. Thanks for helping to make our event so memorable." Roy and Colette Verley
"Just wanted to let you know how many people came up and said what an AMAZING and fun band you were. I think almost everyone danced the entire time. It was so great. Thanks for making it all go so smoothly. It was an incredible night and we all had a blast." Sheila Ellison
"I discovered Joe Sharino when I Googled "northern california wedding bands." And when I first listened to their clips, I believe it was a Righteous Brother's cover, I died. They sounded absolutely phenomenal. And looking over their playlist they had a bunch of songs my family absolutely loves, being huge oldies fanatics. I knew the music would make or break the party so it was an extremely tough choice for me. I wanted to please the older generations attending my wedding, but I also wanted to please my friends, the 20-, 30-something kids from New York City! And boy do I think Joe accomplished this. He had everyone on the dance floor and then some. I even requested that they learn two slow songs (my husband and I love country and there were a couple I just had to hear on my wedding night:) and they learned them and played them and they sounded fantastic. From the first phone call I had with Joe I could sense that Joe was the type of guy who wanted to make you happy no matter what it took. He was warm, friendly and so enthusiastic about his work. It was a pleasure working with him and I would hire them again in a second. The saxophone player made a couple of appearances on the dance floor serenading me and my circle of dancing queens and it was just hilarious and an awesome touch. Not to mention they only took two breaks in a four-hour period and during those breaks the sound guy played my dance mix/CD on cue flawlessly. Thank you, Joe, for making our reception a party for the ages" Monica and Billy Fike
"Just a note to tell you what a great job you and your band did at our Palm Desert wedding over Memorial Weekend. We’ve received countless compliments on your behalf. I kept wanting to get over to thank you and tell you how much Molly and I appreciated your help along the way. In an effort to not interrupt you, I missed the opportunity. Jerry and I ‘folded’ during your last song. Many thanks for helping us ‘throw’ a great wedding. I’d say you’ve only gotten better since Pat and Jana (Stagnaro) Sweetman’s fabulous wedding 15 years ago in San Jose. My congratulations to you. And our thanks!" Mary Pat Sweetman
"Jill and I just want to say thank you for playing at our wedding. We appreciate how easy you were to work with and all of your input regarding the schedule for the evening that definitely helped things run smoothly. Also, thanks for letting me jam with you! That is definitely a highlight that I’ll never forget. Here are my comments: When planning our wedding, it was important to us that at the end of the day, our guests were having as much fun as possible. Hiring Joe Sharino was one of the best ways we made that happen. They played a variety of music that appealed to all age groups and kept our guests on the dance floor whether they were 7 years old or 70 years old. Joe was very professional throughout the process and genuinely cared that he did all he could do to make our wedding the best it could be. Hiring them again would be a no-brainer. At this point in your career it’s probably not necessary, but if you ever needed a reference, we’d be happy to give one." Kevin and Jill Moul
"The Joe Sharino Band was one of the best decisions my husband and I made for our wedding. We got married at Chateau St. Jean in Sonoma, with an outdoor reception on the lawn. We wanted a band that was fun, classy and could fill a dance floor with guests of all ages. Joe Sharino and his crew delivered - and then some. They were pure class, from the beginning of our correspondence to the evening of the reception. Joe was well-spoken and charismatic when introducing the dances and cake-cutting, and his band was kind enough to learn two new songs for our first-dance. They really brought the 'fun,' too, with excellent song choices, upbeat tunes and even the sax player dancing and doing the limbo with our guests. If you're getting married in the Bay Area and are looking for a band that everyone will love, Joe Sharino is your guy. You will not be disappointed" Torey and Scott Armul
"Best wedding band EVER! The Joe Sharino All Stars rocked it at our wedding this past September! They delivered on every aspect of our wedding- everything from MC'ing, song variety, professionalism, energy- Joe and his crew brought it. I couldn't have imagined our wedding without them. Thank you, Joe. You and your band made our wedding day so incredibly memorable" Heather & Ryan Rosendin
"Thank you very much for a fabulous evening. The bride and groom could not have been happier. Handfuls of their guests told me it was the most fun they have ever had at a wedding and these kids go to lots of weddings! Thank you for making the party happen Joe! The first dance was particularly special for us. Please express my thanks to your band for a very sentimental and memorable moment for my husband. I have three more weddings that I hope you will participate in so we will surely touch base a few more times over the next couple of years. Again, many thanks!" Katie Syme
"It was such a joy having you play for our daughter Genevieve and son in law Ben's wedding! You were just as everyone remembered: tremendous! You're such a talent...and the Louie Armstrong song (Wonderful World)- WOW! We appreciate everything you did to make the day so special for Ben and Genevieve. Thanks again." Tom and Kelly DeVany
"It has been almost 3 weeks since my wedding and I just wanted to make sure to thank you for playing at my wedding. We received so many compliments on the band and people were telling us that they had a blast at our wedding. When people have a good time at a wedding, you always have to credit the band, because a good band can make a world of difference. So I just wanted to let you know that you guys did a great job and Kyle and I had a perfect day! Thank you!" Samantha Perez, June 2012
"My experience with the Joe Sharino Band started years ago when they played for our company Christmas parties. When they were the band playing you knew it was going to be a great party. When Linda and I started planning our wedding the very first thing we planned was to get the Joe Sharino Band to play. And what a great decision that was! When we talked with Joe to discuss the wedding and our plan that it was all to be about the "party" instead of the "wedding" the only thing we wanted to choose was our first song. Having complete faith in Joe to select great dancing music we left the selection entirely in his hands. Was that the right thing to do? Well, I'll tell you that we never had so many wonderful comments come back to us like "I can't believe you got the Joe Sharino Band to play at your wedding!" and "This was the best wedding I've ever been to!" and a lot of other comments all saying nearly the same thing. The dance floor was always crowded with both adults and youngsters; the band members were fantastic; the music selection was superb; and my feet were never so tired!!! What a fantastic time we had and we will always, always remember that night. Thanks again Joe!" Tom and Linda Clark, May 2012
"Thanks for everything Joe! You and your band made our night so special! It was awesome to see every age group getting into the mix and LOVING the music. I cannot tell you how many people from my generation have told me how fantastic you guys were and how many from my parents generation who just about flipped when they saw you there. I don’t think anyone was caught not singing along at some point and just about everyone had something great to say about the Joe Sharino Band. I also wanted to say thank you soooo much for all of your suggestions about the wedding itself! It was great to hear from someone who has participated in so many and such a variety of weddings. We appreciated all your ideas - from the salads to the get away! We decided to work with you guys after having you play at my brother, Tyler Anderson’s wedding last May and would absolutely recommend you guys to anyone! Thanks again!"
Ashley and Nick Oster, April 2012
"We LOVED having The Joe Sharino Band at our wedding! They were so great to work with! Our guests had a phenomenal time. It rained at our outdoor wedding reception, but that didn't stop people from dancing to the fun music. I really appreciated the band being so flexible with the rain and the last minute changes that had to be made on the day. If I did it over again, we would totally make the same decision about the band; it was one of the highlights of our wedding day. Our family and friends said that it was one of the most fun weddings they have ever been to. The music/sound quality was perfect and they were a pleasure to work with. We truly loved them and having them be a part of our special day!" Andie Anderson, May 2011
"I must say that the Joe Sharino Band was the hit of the event. The dancing was non stop and I think it would have gone until dawn if you would have kept playing. Thank you so much for making Jenna's reception so special....it's going down as the event of the year and I truly believe it's due to you and the Band! You guys were great and I appreciate you being on top of the behind the scenes debacle...if you didn't get on them we might have eaten at 11:00...LOL! Doreen and I are extremely grateful for all your help, and when we got home that night we said that having you play was the best decision we could have ever made. Thanks again for helping make the evening a huge success!" Jeff and Doreen Ramona, November, 2011
"Just wanted to tell you how awesome you guys were! It was fantastic. The songs that you learned for us were done perfectly. Of course I knew they would be. We just wanted to thank you and the band for making our wedding day so very special. Hope to see the Joe Sharino Band soon." Diane and James Bickar, July, 2011
"I had the privilege of listening to the Joe Sharino Band at a variety of events before my wedding. I had known many years ago that if I got married, I wanted a band like them to play at my wedding. Personalized, classic music that everyone could appreciate and dance to was what I had imagined. Well, the reality was even better than I could have expected. The Joe Sharino Band's enthusiasm, passion for music and performing made our wedding reception all the more memorable and fun. The quality of their exceptional band members was evident to all of our wedding guests. They are truly perfectionists and put great effort and thought into personalizing all of the song selections. We had the opportunity to meet each of the band members before our wedding and their warmth, friendliness, and professionalism made us feel at ease. To quote one of the many guests at our wedding, "The Joe Sharino band out did themselves again!" Our family received the most compliments and notes on how much they enjoyed themselves at the reception. The guest of all ages were continually revisiting the dance floor and all the band members were truly engaging and entertaining throughout the evening.Thank you so much again. Joe additionally took time to have various phone conversations with my myself, my husband and my parents. His informative and intuitive consultation was invaluable. The day of our wedding we all felt much calmer knowing an experienced professional was looking out for us to make sure everything would run smoothly.I'm so grateful for their services and we give our highest regard and recommednation to the Joe Sharino Band." Lindsay and Kellen McBain, July, 2011
"Joe and his band are amazing! They had everyone up and dancing the whole night long. We booked the Sharino All Stars and they were great.
All the guests commented on how they had never seen so many people dancing at a wedding before. Joe is a complete professional. He acted as an MC for the night
announcing the wedding party, first dance, cake cutting, bouquet toss, etc. Joe confirmed with me (the bride) and my family beforehand to make sure he could
pronounce all names in the wedding party - very thoughtful and professional. We sent Joe our wedding timeline and he was able to provide us with excellent suggestions
as he has been involved in hundreds of weddings. Joe, we LOVED working with you and would recommend you to anyone. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Book the Sharino All Stars!"
Andrea Whitmore, August, 2010
"Joe, we can't thank you enough for your fabulous performance at our wedding! You and the band were incredible! Obviously we were rocking out as we almost knocked the tent off it's foundation! People were raving and saying you guys are the best wedding band they have ever seen. We concur! Please pass along our thanks to the group. You rock!"
Julie Fischer, October, 2010
"We just wanted to thank you for making our wedding the best party either of us have ever been to! You were the perfect emcee and the evening was seamless. The band was amazing and it was a night we will always remember. Thanks for all your hard work and God bless." Danielle Lezotte, June 2010
"Hands down, the best part of our reception was having the Joe Sharino band. We had a huge range in the ages of our wedding guests, and were a bit concerned that some
of the older guests wouldn't participate in the dancing, but the whole afternoon the dance floor was full of guests young and old. After the wedding we even had some of
our more conservative guests tell us what fun they had dancing to songs they recognized! The music they play bridged the gap between the generations so and everyone had
a blast! My 89 year old grandfather was on the dance floor the entire event! Seriously, save money on alcohol and just have the Joe Sharino Band; our guests were
so excited about
Journey and Bon Jovi they didn't even need booze to get on each other's shoulders or start conga lines!
Moreover, and perhaps most importantly, working with Joe and the band was by far the easiest of all the vendors we encountered.
Some of our vendors did great work at the cost of dealing with their diva attitudes, but Joe was so down to earth and kind and
helpful throughout the whole process. His suggestions were always very helpful and reasonable and they worked with us to meet and anticipate our every need!"
Christina Walker, April, 2010
"Gaby and I wanted to thank you for the awesome job you and the band did at our wedding.
I had several people mention to me that it was one of the best weddings they have been to and you
were a huge key to making everything a success. Guests of all ages were out on the dance floor from
the time you started playing until we had to kick everyone out. The sound and vocal quality of the
band was amazing but just as impressive was your command of the audience. You had the crowd involved
from the start - dancing, singing along, and having a blast. Inviting my bride to come on stage
and play the drums was really a thrill and I appreciate you being so flexible as to allow such a
great moment. In addition to the impressive onstage performance, you really made things easy for
us by being the MC and introducing the wedding party and the all the various speakers. During the
entire process Gaby and I found you to be really easy to deal with. You were always very
professional and cooperative, you really made us feel comfortable from the first time we spoke.
Many of our guests said that your band was the best they have ever heard at a wedding and we are
in complete agreement with that statement. Hiring the Joe Sharino Band was the best decision we
made in preparing for our wedding reception. Thanks again."
Dan and Gabriela Nejasmich,
November 14, 2009
"Thank you so much, it was so fantastic! I've given your name to a lot of folks at the wedding. Lot of requests for you. Thanks again."
Maggie O'Reilly, March 2010
"The Joe Sharino Band was the perfect band for our wedding. We had seen them at several city
sponsored events in the past, and felt very lucky to book them for our wedding. They have a
great repertoire of music that appeals to all the generations from the 1940's to today.
The Joe Sharino Band is always very professional, and all ages just have fun. We got a number
of positive comments from our guests stating how much they enjoyed the band.
For a great wedding party, we highly recommend The Joe Sharino Band!"
Don and Jessica Smith, May, 2009
"We wanted you to know how grateful we are that you and the band played at our wedding.
All of our guests absolutely
loved you guys and I have never had so much fun dancing before! Thank you so much for working with
us and learning new songs to make our day exactly what we always dreamed it would be. Singing
"Umbrella" at the reception was the rockstar moment of my life thus far. My husband's friends
always refer to it as "epic". Thank you so much for giving me that opportunity. Our wedding
would not have been anywhere near as fun without
you and hiring you to play at our wedding was the single best decision we made. Thank you so much!"
Katelyn Yakel, June 2009
"Thanks for making Alexa's wedding reception such a fun and successful party. Again, your band was
the highlight of a Conti wedding reception. Alexa decided three years ago when you played at
her sister Alyse's wedding that you
would be playing at hers and she picked a date according to your availability.
Many guests told us how much they loved the band - the best many had ever seen at a wedding reception.
The music makes the party, and your excellent singing, your energy level and your choice of songs
quickly brought the guests to the dance floor and they never wanted it to end. There was a good
connection. At both receptions, you chose songs that appealed to everyone, those of my generation
and of my daughter's. Also, you have a very good sense of timing, and I appreciate all that you did
to manage the flow and timing of the events of the reception. I will continue to recommend you
and your band. If I had a third daughter, I'd hire you again."
Rich Conti, May 2009
"I wanted to send a note of thanks for helping to make Ashleigh and Michael's wedding a night to remember!
The dance floor was always crowded to the last song. The female vocalist was fabulous and the kids
were pleased as were the adults. Another job well done! Thank you again."
Pam and Gary Reiber, October, 2009
"Joe provided helpful input and was also flexible -- a great blend
of knowledge and humility that made the experience great. As the event schedule changed, the band
adapted without breaks to keep the momentum high. The Joe
Sharino Band is a professional and superb team, and I recommend them. Joe, thank you again for
your flexibility and the energy you brought to the night. We appreciated that
you played straight through -- I remember you saying that our schedule seemed non-standard, but
it certainly worked out! Great job MC'ing, too. Guests of all ages danced -- the
band brought the energy and picked a solid set list to keep things going. Again, thank you."
Nathan Aleman, September, 2009
"Joe's band played an excellent variety of music which appealed to guests age 6 to 86.
The sound quality was the best we had ever heard from an event performance.
The large dance floor was overflowing with happy guests and many guests asked where we found
such a great band. The only downside was that the music didn't go on even later into the night.
The entire experience of working with Joe from initial contact was very professional and pleasant.
We would love to host another event with them."
John and Elizabeth Ashley, April 2008
"Everyone loved the energy Joe Sharino and his band brought to the evening. The Joe Sharino Band
set the tone for our reception, playing music that appealed to all our guests, from our college friends
to our grandparents to relatives joining us from Italy. One of the highlights was when the guitarist
and saxophonist joined the circle on the dance floor, playing alongside our dancing guests. Everyone
loved that they got right in the middle with us and joined in the fun. People could tell that they
were having as much fun as we were. Our guests sang along, jumped around, and got into every song,
including my dad and one of my husband's old roommates getting on stage to sing with Joe and the band.
Some of our friends said that ours was the best wedding they have ever been to.
Joe was so helpful in the planning process of the reception, making suggestions about what works
best in terms of the timeline, the first dance and the toasts, etc. He is very knowledgeable about
scheduling the order of events for a reception, and I'm thankful for his insight, as our reception
flowed perfectly. Joe did an excellent job choosing just the right songs to get our guests on the
dance floor and staying out there. Our friends and family are fun-loving and high energy, and the
band played into that, playing songs everyone knew and enjoyed singing along to.
Joe and the band were awesome to work with, and we hope we get the opportunity to hire them again
soon! They are definitely the best band to choose for a wedding reception (or other event).
We couldn't have picked a better band. Thank you for helping us create memories that will last
Will and Liana Sarkisian, November, 2008
"We had just under 200 people ranging in ages from 80 to early 20's. Most of our guests were familiar
with the Joe Sharino Band and were certainly not disappointed. Planning a wedding can be very stressful,
but working with Joe and his team was extremely easy. Joe worked with our wedding coordinator to work
out all the technical arrangements. He picked the perfect songs to complement our guests and he had
the right mix for all generations. He even learned a new song for our first dance.
When we look back at our wedding pictures, we are able to see how much fun everyone had dancing, and
how much the band was able to play to the crowd. I have to say when our friends and family think back
to our wedding, they are not going to remember the flowers, food, the cake, the lovely location, or
even the free flowing bar. They are going to remember what a wonderful time they had dancing to the
Joe Sharino Band. We feel very lucky to have had them play at such an important event in our life."
Mary Nadeau, March 2008
"Thank you for doing such a superb job, please thank your daughter, we thought she was great.
All of the guys that work for you are such great people. You're a great group and
you made the event; it wouldn't have been the same without you.
If you ever want a testimonial, please have them call me!"
Kevin Booth, August 08
"I wanted to thank you again for playing at Beth and Will's wedding.
We are still getting e-mails and phone calls about the wedding and particularly you guys.
All the 20 somethings are still raving about how much fun they had and our San Francisco
relatives (about 25% of the guests) said they have never enjoyed dance music as much
as they did that evening. Even my daughter in law's 93 year old mother is talking about it.
I am sure you probably donít really need references but if you do please do not hesitate to let me know.
Thanks again on behalf of all of us."
Keith Dorsa, August, 2008
"Thank you so much for your part in making their day so special for Will and Liana. Your attention to
detail and proffesionalism is outstanding. Liana told me it exceeded her expectations in every way."
Lynda Monari, November, 2008
"I can't tell you how wonderful it was to have you play at the reception! We got so many compliments
on the band (no surprise there) and it was quite obvious that Mike and Katelyn were having so much fun
from the minute it started through the very end. Thanks so much for learning When You Wish Upon A Star,
and especially Umbrella. All in all, it was pretty darn perfect! Thanks again Joe - I don't
think I can ever say that enough!"
Judy Serface, October, 2008
"Kurt, myself, and our families cannot thank you enough for making our wedding at the
Santa Lucia Preserve all the more spectacular! From your soft music at the beginning of
the evening during dinner to your songs that made everyone stay on the dance floor...everything
was perfect. We received so many compliments about your music,
your personality, the songs, and your professionalism overall. We all would highly recommend
you to any one who needed a great band in the future, and cannot thank you enough for really
making our evening one of the best we have had. We will have spectacular memories for many years
to come. Thank you again!"
Kristina McGovern Tenenbaum, August, 2008
"The wedding day was wonderful, and the Joe Sharino Band made it even more so.
I canít tell you how many people commented on that awesome band that
we had playing. No buyers remorse on our end! You guys were fantastic.
Thanks for being you and sharing your gifts with our friends and family.
It was a real treat and has created wonderful memories we will keep forever."
Greg Yoder, August, 2008
"Thank you for a wonderful performance at Robin's wedding.
You were absolutely fantastic and you're everything we had heard that you were. Great job."
Gary Kefer, May 2008
"The Joe Sharino Band played at our wedding, and anchored our fabulous reception magnificently.
I was comfortable with them from the beginning, as I could tell though they would be able to do
their thing with minimal direction from me. Joe was easy to work with as we were determining the
set-up for the stage and dance floor, and gave us good logistical and scheduling advice. After all
the planning, the band certainly did not disappoint -- they have a great sense of pacing that keeps
the energy up, and even let my brother and another friend sit in and rock out with them on sax and
vocals for a song or two. I've seen talented wedding bands before, but The Joe Sharino Band combines
its talent with a fantastic and contagious energy that kept our crowd going all night.
They were a highlight of the wedding celebration, and certainly worth every penny we paid!"
Amanda Hamilton, May 2008
"WOW! Your band is terrific! You really played your hearts out and everyone loved you!
Thanks again for a fabulous evening of dancing fun. Everyone kept saying over the next several
days that the band was just outstanding! Hope we get to see you again sometime soon."
Gratefully, Kathy Tomamichel, June 2008
"We wanted to say thanks again for your outstanding job performing at our wedding.
Even a year later, our friends and family are telling us how much fun they had dancing
and celebrating at our reception. The variety of songs and quality of music that you played
was perfect and the dance floor was packed all night! You guys are great, and truly surpassed
our expectations! We would recommend your band for a wedding reception in a heartbeat. Thanks again!
All the best, Katie and Dave Bartels, July 2007
"People are saying our wedding reception was the best party ever, and always right after that they
say how great the band was. You guys were terrific to work with from start to finish; very professional
and responsive, particularly when working with the venue manager on logistics and requirements.
The level of musicianship your band brings is unmatched, and people said that each song you played
sounded exactly like the original. The sax and the guitar playing on the dance floor among the crowd
was a real kick, and it looked like you were all having a ball from start to finish, partying with us
like we were old friends. Your vocals were unmatched, particularly when you were all singing together,
and your female vocalist was a knock-out; "Arethaesque" according to one friend. Most importantly, you
worked the crowd like real pros, getting everybody up dancing and having a ball. The choice of music
and sequence of songs was obviously finely honed from long experience, and the ebb and flow of the party
was sensational. Your band is not inexpensive, but is surely worth every dime we paid. People have
been asking me when our next party is so we can have you back for an instant replay! Joe, you made our
wedding party a major hit. Thank you so much for the terrific music.
Heartfelt thanks Joe. All the best to you and the band."
Jeff Sturm, June 2007.
"I know that you are no stranger to enormous accolades, but to say the least, we were overwhelmed.
People could not stop talking about the wedding for at least 2 weeks, and then some.
Nearly all of the comments mentioned your band and how you kept the party rolling, your incredible voice,
the enthusiasm of the band members and Alison, etc. There were at least two other lead singers from
bands in attendance, and both could not say enough! Again, while I expected greatness from the JSB,
you guys (and Alison) went over the top. Pam and I would be happy and honored to offer any testimonial
or reference. Thanks again."
Michael Martello, July 2007
This next quote is from a client who hired the Sharino All Stars, our 8 piece band:
"Wow! Are you for real?! I'm seriously wondering if you were just a major highlight of a remarkable dream...Mark, our parents and I are
elated with the energy, quality of music and performance, participation, spirituality and love your band exuded during
our wedding reception. You made our wedding day! How do we explain our gratitude? Thank you so much."
Mark and Bre Colella, Sept. 2006
"Thank you so much. I can only say that the reviews from our guests have been fantastic. You all have the talent and
energy to motivate non dancers onto the dance floor! Our friends, the Berliners were absolutely right that
you and the band are fabulous! Hopefully we will celebrate many more times together. And Alison is fantastic!"
Bonnie and Don Pearlman, March, 2007
"The Joe Sharino Band is the perfect package. Their acoustics are excellent, the singers outstanding,
and the band members energetic and professional in appearance. Their hit songs keep guests dancing all
night long! A fan favorite is the roaming saxophonist - he even gets down on the dance floor and plays
between dancing guests! Throughout the planning process, Joe was readily accessible and even offered
some great suggestions on songs and timing. If you want a fabulous band that will get
all of your guests dancing, then Joe Sharino's band is it! We still hear what a great band we chose.
Thank you Joe, for helping to make one of the most important celebrations of our life so wonderful.
We are very appreciative!"
Chiarra and Jake Sill, May, 2007
"The sign of a GREAT band is when 300 people from of
all stages in life are angling for their share of the dance floor...song, after song. This was the case
for our wedding with the "Sharino Plus One" band. They
did an amazing job of bringing out the energy in the
guests all night long while at the same time
respecting the flow of the evening. Countless people
on our wedding night and subsequently have raved about
the band! On top of their AMAZING performance, song selection,
musical talent and ability to get the audience
grooving, Joe is great to work with. He's a
terrific communicator, very experienced yet flexible
and he's great about sharing his perspective but
deferring to the client. I would (and will)
absolutely hire Joe and the Band again and would give
them my HIGHEST recommendation!"
Arif Fazal, September, 2006
"You and your band were wonderful. Your energy was infectious and you have the ability to get people motivated and excited to want to dance
and have fun. And that's what it is all about! Your band's got such a variety and the ability to play a range of musical
selections with very good voices and inflection which
mirrors the original artists. In addition your band's enthusiasm in playing the selections made it feel like you
guys were really happy to be there and enjoyed your experience.
One funny sidelight...towards the end of the evening, two people from the other reception in the neighboring ballroom
came up to Pam and me and congratulated us for the "really wonderful band."
Don Burdusis, June, 2006
"Thanks again for helping make Alyse and Chris' wedding reception such a fun and memorable one. Everyone remarked to us
about this great band we had. And you saw how many people danced and were still dancing at the end! More than just
playing great music, you got everyone involved and kept everything running smoothly. Alyse and Chris were thrilled and so
Rich and Sandy Conti, May 2006
Here's what the bride from that wedding had to say:
"THANK YOU for making our wedding so wonderful - you guys are the best.
I am so happy that you were able to play - I keep getting
compliments from all the parents about how they are going to book you
for their kids wedding!
Thank you again - please don't hesitate to use anyone in my family as a
reference if you need it (although I think you have plenty!)."
Alyse Conti, May 2006
"Joe must do hundreds of weddings, but you'd think ours was the first
based upon the enthusiasm and involvement they put into Kim's event.
When a friend of ours who used the Sharino Band for their daughter's wedding told my
wife and I that Joe would "make the wedding great" we were skeptical,
but boy were we wrong. If you want people of all ages to get up and dance then these are the guys.
Add Joe's beautiful daughter Alison (with an equally beautiful voice) and you can't go wrong.
Everyone stayed until the end. It was definitely money well spent. Thanks again."
Joe Cooper, March 2005
"A fantastic "THANK YOU" for making the Connolly wedding a night to remember. We were bombarded with positive comments regarding
your performance. Thanks again. With love,
Ryan and Stacy Connolly, November, 2005
"You guys did a great job! We received a ton a compliments for picking such a great sounding,
fun band. Alison did a really nice job during the ceremony, and spiced up the performance during the dancing, too.
You guys have tons of energy! Thanks for making our wedding so fun and special."
Vinnie Rosolen, Sept. 2005
"We wanted to let you know how much the Joe Sharino Band contributed to our perfect wedding day. The music
was so fantastic and we all had such a great time dancing the night away. Having Alison sing our first dance song
was wonderful, too. You guys are the best! All of our friends said so, too. Thank you, thank you, THANK
Paul and Leslie Dornell, October, 2005
"We thoroughly enjoyed your show and received so many comments as
to how your band made the event. Thanks for the special efforts you made to accommodate our program
and schedule. Looking forward to seeing you again from the dance floor!"
Marty and Rochelle Thamm, October, 2005
"I wanted to tell you that you and the band were great at our wedding. For several of our guests it
was their first exposure to your band and many told us how great you
guys were. Please accept our thanks for doing such a great job in
helping us make our wedding reception all that more memorable."
Leslie and Paul Dornell, October, 2005
The Taormino family of San Jose has hired the Joe Sharino Band
for two weddings. Here are
comments about the most recent event:
"Where do we begin? Your performance at our wedding was just phenomenal! You moved the troops -- all 300 of them.
Tony and I were thrilled to have you play and would recommend you in a heartbeat. Thank you for a fantastic job.
Everyone continues to tell us how great you all were."
Katie and Tony Taormino, November, 2004
"The Joe Sharino Band is the best, most fun, greatest band anywhere! You definitely appealed to all age groups.
My little cousins, my friends, my parents and their friends, and even grandparents were constantly flooding the
dance floor. I don't remember a minute when the dance floor was not packed. Everyone of all ages was singing
aloud and having a great time! You also read the crowd very well and played what they wanted to hear!
The vocal quality of the band was amazing, definitely the best we had ever heard. Your energy was constant and
Everyone in your organization was very professional, organized and knowledgable.
All your suggestions re: songs, timelines, etc. were
very appropriate and helpful.
All in all, our wedding day was the best day of my husband's and my life thus far. We just had so much fun!
I know we have really great families and friends, but your band is what brought out the "fun" in all those
people. My parents and I have been getting phone calls and cards for the past week and "FUN" was definitely
the most repeated word in everyone's comments. We owe that all to you! Everyone is saying you guys are the
best band they have ever heard. So thanks again! Hopefully we will have an occasion to hire your band again
in the future."
"I have to say the Joe Sharino Band knows how to get the dance floor
moving! Bryan and I would like to thank you and your band for such a
wonderful performance at our wedding on May 15, 2004, however, I really
expected nothing less! Your reputation has been nothing but positive and
it definitely keeps on following you. We received numerous compliments
about your band and how much fun everyone had; people even commented it was
"the best wedding they had ever been to". I couldn't have asked for a more
perfect day. Thanks for everything Joe, you were absolutely fabulous. You will
always be recommended to others."
Kelly and Bryan Greer, May 2004
"I want to thank you for putting on such a wonderful show. You played a
huge role in making our day special. Our wedding is still the "talk of the town". We have gotten cards and
letters raving about every element of the party. It took my body three days to recoup from all
the dancing. You have a lot more fans after that night. Joe, you were very helpful in your recommendations. The
playlist was fantasic. You were at the top of your game.
It was overall better than I ever imagined. In many of our guests' comments they said that we "set the bar
for future weddings". I just hope there will be a family function in the near future where we can have you do
it again. The day would have been incomplete without your services. Karin was ovewhelmed, too.
Thank you so much for being part of our most precious day."
Tim Mulcahy, October 2004
"The Joe Sharino Band was totally fantastic! Every member of the band stood out and was multi-talented.
They kept the guests dancing happily throughout the evening. People had a terrific time ("best wedding ever"
some said). I even got several comments about how people couldn't believe that they were listening to a live band
and not a record--that is how true they play and sing the material they are doing. In addition, the band was extremely
friendly and super easy to work with. They gave us great suggestions (that we used) about how to structure key parts
of our reception. Do yourself a favor, hire these guys! For an important, one-time event, you will incredibly
happy that you did."
Mark Forman, October 2004
"Many thanks for making the wedding so special. Your band was sensational. Young and old danced the evening away.
The reception turned out just the way Brad and Jamie wanted it, a big fun party! Thanks again for making their day so wonderful.
You and your band are the greatest and really know how to perform."
Patti Perkins, mother of the bride, June 2004
And the bride from that same wedding comments:
"I wanted a variety of music to be played at my wedding and that is exactly what the Joe Sharino Band gave us.
Our guests knew every song that was played and most people danced to EVERY song. The energy of the band was wonderful!
The best moment was when the saxophone player came onto the dance floor and did a gut renching solo. The crowd loved
it. From the very first song the dance floor was packed and it stayed packed the whole night. Everyone loved the band!!!
We received so many flattering comments about how lively and wonderful the music was at our wedding. The Joe Sharino
Band MADE our wedding!!! We even had one relative tell us it was the best time she has ever had and another young
relative tell us our wedding was more fun than both her proms. We know it was because of the music! Joe was very
knowledgeable when it came to the type of music to play and the overall flow of the reception. He was a big help
and gave lots of great tips. I couldn't have asked for a more cooperative and
accomodating band. Joe's knowledge of music and the flow of a wedding reception made it really easy for me, the
Janis Perkins, June 2004
This next quote is from a couple who hired The Sharino All Stars, our 8 piece band,
complete with two female singers
and a full horn section.
"We have received such great feedback about "the band" and how awesome you all were! In a nutshell - we couldn't
have been more thrilled or have gotten a more spectacular band than The Sharino All Stars!!
Their performance at our wedding reception exceeded our expectations- and we already knew that
they were fantastic!
The music appealed to the various age groups of our guests, which had EVERYONE out dancing their hearts out
to the very end - including my 90 year old grandmother and grandfather, who got up and boogied and
they haven't danced in decades! Our guests had the time of their lives and months later are still talking
about what a great party it was, especially due to the fabulous band.
It was a delight from start to finish to work with The Sharino All Stars.
They are professional, energetic, and their vocal quality is second to none.
We enjoyed working with them so much we are looking for another event just to hire them again!!"
The groom comments:
"The Sharino Allstars stood head and shoulders above the other bands we interviewed in
the one most critical attribute...their enthusiasm and energy...they love what they do, it showed in their
performance. No question, Joe and his band have a distinct knack for judging their audience
and connecting with them through their music. They got the entire party onto the dance floor, loosened
everyone up, and then kept the momentum going all night. We couldn't be more thrilled with
their performance at our wedding. Our guests are still raving about "the great band".
Joe -- thanks so much, you and your band made our reception evening truly phenomenal."
Robin and Monica Graham, September, 2004
"We could not have been more pleased with the gracious warm, relaxed and FUN mood you provided for Debbie and George's
reception. You were given RAVE reviews by a very happy crowd who truly could have danced all night.
Working with you was a delight, Joe. Don joins me in sincere thanks!"
Elouise Bergen, July 2003
"You and your band are fabulous! Thank you for entertaining all of our guests at our wedding. The selection
of music was perfect and we could not have been more pleased. I appreciate the way you and your band members
let us know what was next on the schedule and were able to adjust timing as necessary. My parents are still
raving about the wedding and have commented many times how happy they were with the band and the wide appeal
of music played. Thank you for helping make our wedding so successful and so much fun! We will continue
to recommend you to all of our friends."
Holly and Steve Myers, May 2003
"What can I say, the Joe Sharino Band rocks! Everyone out here in Hawaii is
still talking about how great the music was. The Joe Sharino band really
knows how to get people on the dance floor and they were so much fun to work
with. Both the young and the old were rockin' to their tunes all night long.
They were extremely professional and I would highly recommend them!! They
added so much feel to our special day and we can not wait to get our wedding
video back so we can relive the moment. Thank you all for being so
wonderful. Best of luck to you all and ALOHA!!"
Sam and Michelle Chillingworth, Maui wedding, July, 2003
"We send our loud and enthusiastic applause to you and your band members. The outstanding entertainment you provided
at Glen and Amanda's wedding was enjoyed by all our guests. As you all saw, the dance floor was crowded and jumping...
I can only imagine that now, a week and a half after the wedding, if you were still playing, we all would still be
dancing and singing! Thank you for sharing your great talents with us and we look forward to seeing the Joe Sharino Band
Trudy Negherborn, Nov. 2003
"I have nothing but great things to say about you and your band. Everybody
that I have talked to loved you, and they said it was the best band they had heard in years. You helped make
my day so perfect and we all had so much fun. I really liked it when your saxophone player came onto the dance
floor. I wouldnít be able to pick any one song that I love because you did a great job on all of the songs.
I would have to say that I do not have one complaint. I really appreciated your help in picking out the songs
that we were going to use. You made the day run so smoothly and perfectly.
Thank you again for everything, you were great!"
Amy Fisher, June 2003
"Alyssa and Jason will be contacting you. They were so thrilled by your band's performance--as were Bill
and I--we all had a fabulous time at our own party!! You know, looking back on it, the wedding involved a year of
planning to find the perfect venue, the perfect dress, the perfect food, etc., and also the perfect band. You came
so highly recommended by friends who had attended weddings where you performed, but it was really a leap of faith
to hire your band without hearing you ourselves. My concerns were totally unfounded, because the Joe Sharino Band
is the perfect band! Your band's skills as musicians and your ability to emcee and get a crowd of 250 people
to dance the first dance, and then every dance thereafter is truly remarkable! One month later we are still getting
compliments about the great evening. Thank you all so much for making our reception such a fun and joyous
event for our family and all our guests."
Debby Oldenberg, June 2003
"I have nothing but great things to say about your performance at our wedding!
Your timing of the reception was great and the song choices were perfect. I had
alot of people tell me they loved having a live band, and so did Larry and I. I had
more than one person tell me that they haven't danced that much in years! Everyone had
a great time and you sound great on the video! I am so glad that we decided to go with
your band, and would recommend The Joe Sharino Band to anyone."
Larry and Laura Hoeslik, May, 2003
"Wow! What a party! Everyone thought the band
was simply awesome and so talented. The Joe Sharino Band had everyone on their feet from
the minute our wedding reception started and the dance floor was packed
all night. They played a wide variety of songs that put all of
our guests in the mood to boogey down. Joe was so easy to work with and
definitely knows how to read a crowd to keep the party going. We have
been getting countless phone calls and cards from friends and family
ever since our reception raving about what a great party it was. Many
have said it was the best wedding they have ever been to and I know that
the Joe Sharino Band had a lot to do with making our party such a
memorable celebration. We would love to have another occasion to celebrate to invite the band back
again. We give them our highest recommendation."
Alison Dale and Alex Neymark, March 2003
"Joe Sharino band was a huge hit at our wedding. We had a variety of ages
and music style interests at our wedding and they were quickly able to read
the crowd and play songs that kept everyone dancing. I was amazed that
every time I looked around the room very few people were sitting down - they
were all dancing! We had numerous comments afterwards along the lines of
"the band was really great". I believe that a band can really make or break
the reception and the Joe Sharino Band really made ours - from the pre-wedding
planning and advice Joe gave us, to the emceeing and smooth management of
timing/events, to the fantastic, high-energy music they played - loved it!
We would hire them again in a minute."
Brad Graff, August, 2002
Here's an example of the Joe Sharino Band "going the extra mile, doing whatever it takes"...
"Could you ever fathom the idea of having a police officer visit your wedding reception site explaining to you, the
bride, that the management of the venue never got a permit to have live music after you have hired the most phenomenal
band to play for your 175 guests? Well, it happened to us. Imagine dancing and singing with a band that you only dream
while planning a wedding. Guests are in awe of the Joe Sharino band as they are playing instrumental music during
dinner, they are commenting on their talents as they begin to sing their first set, and I am in a dream as they play
a song for us, that they specifically learned for our day. Their first set
is incredible as EVERYONE is dancing, singing, and enjoying themselves due to the energy, talent, and song selection.
Family and friends who have traveled near and far are having a memorable time, capturing every moment as the
Joe Sharino Band creates an unforgettable scene for all guests.
The band breaks. The police officer arrives explaining to me that the band is no longer allowed to play their instruments, due to
the lack of permit that the venue management forgot. Needless to say, we were very upset with the management of the
venue, but the Joe Sharino Band
stepped forward and continued to perform WITHOUT touching their instruments! For their entire second set, they played
acapella, vocals only, never missing a beat, giving 175 guests a scene they will never forget. From the moment we
hired the band,
to the moment we said good-bye, the Joe Sharino Band was a dream come true. We will forever be thankful for their
professionalism, talents, and personal interest in us and our family and friends. Every unmarried couple at our wedding
is ready to contact the Joe Sharino Band for their own wedding!"
Kandi and Cutler Lott, Sept. 2002
"The party turned out great.
Some of my wedding guests liked the band so much that they are now going to hear you in April at the Westin Hotel.
I really liked the touch where you came down and sang right in the middle of the people on the dance floor - it
was like you were really part of the wedding. I may sound like a broken record, but your band made the reception.
I had several people say that it was the best reception they've ever attended, and one lady said she's never
stayed till the end of a reception, and at this one, she didn't want to leave.
Thanks again. You may use my comments for your website. I really mean them."
Sharon Luddy, March, 2003
"Jeff and I just wanted to thank you for doing such a fantastic job at our wedding! You had everyone out on the dancefloor
all night and our friends have been telling us about how much fun they had! Also, you were a huge help in keeping the
flow of the evening going! Thanks so much for everything!"
Jeff and Katy Baker, Sept. 2002
"I wanted to give you our sincerest thanks for doing such a great job at our wedding.
Everyone had a great time (as you could probably tell!) and the music had a big part in the success of our
big day. We really appreciated you taking the time to learn some new songs for us (which I think were a hit!)
and for being so flexible as an emcee. You really helped the day flow nicely and definitely added to a memorable
night in our lives.
Thanks again to you and all the other band members for a VERY FUN night!"
Nicole and Bill Lenehan, Sept. 2002
"You guys did a fantastic job! The sound was perfect, and everyone loved your mix of music. I'll definitely keep
you in mind when I hear of someone that needs a great band for an event! Thanks again."
Alan Tafapolsky, August, 2002
"The Joe Sharino Band performed at our wedding and they were AMAZING! They have an
incredible selection of songs and expertly play them all. From high energy
dance music to romantic slow songs, the Joe Sharino Band entertained our
family and friends beyond our highest expectations. The Santana songs were
incredible! The dance floor was filled with guests of all ages and the Band
interacted wonderfully with everyone. In addition to their musical talents,
Joe deftly handled all the reception announcements, entertainment timing and
made great musical recommendations to keep the party rocking. His
experience and assistance in these areas was an invaluable
asset. From the first planning session through the event itself, Joe was a
complete professional and a pleasure to work with. Thanks for a
Nate and Erin Olmstead, July, 2002
"With a big reputation to live up to, the Joe Sharino Band exceeded my
expectations in every way! Prior to our wedding reception, I had read
up on this somewhat legendary group and they were every bit the consummate
musicians and professionals you would expect. Not only
was the band's selection of music well suited to a dance-crazed audience of
all ages, Joe and his gang took extra time to learn songs requested by
us. All night people kept saying what a great band we had chosen,
but that was obvious by the fury of tail shaking
on the dance floor. Thanks for everything, Joe!"
Kishen Mangat, July, 2002
"I want to thank the Joe Sharino Band for a wonderful performance at our wedding July 20th.
Everybody loved the band, and when you played "Unchained Melody", it was so good that my mom thought it was the actual
CD recording playing. Since the wedding I have received numerous raves about the band. The dance floor was packed
the whole night, even my husband's 80 year old grandparents were on the floor for quite a few numbers. The female
vocalist you added was wonderful as well. The energy of the band was awesome, our guests at the wedding were singing
along and dancing up a storm. It made for an unforgettable wedding experience. Thank you Joe Sharino Band!"
Jenny and Brian Harley, July 2002
"When David and I planned our wedding we decided to choose your band because
we had heard you play many times in the past and we always had a wonderful
time along with all our friends. Alot of our guests were thrilled when they
found out we were having your band and thought that they could never afford
to utilize your services. However, I told them my philosophy was that
choosing the band was the most important part of their guests enjoying your
wedding- they will never walk away talking about the cake, photographer and
flowers but will always remember having a good time.
I had twenty of my relatives from Philadelphia ranging in age from the
twenties to eighties at the wedding and they loved the band! Your band
appeals to people of all ages. My best friend from college commented that
she and her husband hardly ever dance because they are not very good dancers,
but the band was so good they danced practically every dance and it was the
best wedding they have ever attended! You were very helpful in choosing songs and the timing of
when the music should be played. There was no question that we could count
on you which let us concentrate on the many other things we had to do. You
were great to work with and certainly made our special day one to remember."
David and Bev Thysen, May, 2002
"Thank you for everything - you were AWESOME! Everyone loved the band - Please feel free
to have people call us for references. You helped to make our wedding
the best day ever. Here are our comments: Joe was very professional and helpful leading
up to the event. He was always
available for suggestions and helped us immensely with his experience. We hired the band sight
unseen and they were even better than all the referrals from the website.
The sound was great, not too loud for the older
generation, but fun for the younger generation. All of our guests called to say they could
not stop dancing and everyone
young and old stayed on the dance floor all night.
We would recommend the band in a heart beat; so easy to work with and they really put on
a very professional show. Joe went out
of his way to make sure everyone had
fun and it truly seemed like the band was having a great time too! We could
not have hoped for a more fun reception! Joe is not only a great musician, but you can
tell he loves what he does and cares a great deal about understanding what his
clients are looking for. We hope we can hire Joe and the band for any major events we
plan for the future."
George and Stacy Pugsley, Sept. 2001
"Wow! That is the word that comes to mind when thinking about the Joe Sharino Band!
Joe gave us tips on how to keep the wedding flowing, ideas on fun ways to unite the guests
and Joe is the master of all emcees. When the music started, the crowd got moving...and
didn't stop! Everyone of all ages, 75 on down, were "movin' to the groovin'"! The band was
fun, energetic and professional. We were overwhelmed with the amount of notes we received
telling us how much fun they had. Some said, "I haven't danced that much in years!" Others said
"You got the Joe Sharino Band - WOW, they are a Bay Area icon!" and "They did every song
perfectly!" So, if you ever need a reference, you know you can use me! We had the time of
Debbie and Kevin McClure, September, 2001
"You were fantastic, as expected!
We received so many compliments about how much everyone enjoyed themselves.
Your song selection and variety were perfect! You and the band played songs from each
of the eras
represented by our wedding guests - from the 1950's through to 2001.
The band's energy level was indicative of how much they enjoy what they
do. This energy was also reflected by our guests - each of whom had a
fantastic time. Joe is professional and a pleasure to work with. It was the
one area of our wedding planning that we never worried about (and that's
saying something!). Joe helped guide us through the sequence of
events for the wedding reception. If we can make a recommendation to those
that are lucky enough to book the Joe Sharino Band for their event it is
this: Joe knows what he's doing and has more experience in this business
than you and all of your friends and relatives combined, so trust him and
prepare yourself for a good time! It has been 2 months since our wedding and
we are still receiving compliments from everyone.
We would absolutely recommend the Joe Sharino Band to anyone that wants
the best for their event. We planned our wedding so far in advance we had
our choice of vendors. We selected the Joe Sharino Band and could not have been happier
with our decision. The Joe Sharino Band certainly made our wedding reception one
that will always be remembered. If you would like, you
may use my e-mail address for references."
Julie & Robert Wolverton, September, 2001
"We put a lot of work into our wedding and ended up with a fabulous group of
vendors. We would definitely rank the Joe Sharino Band at the top of that
list. You made our lives easier by being so wonderful to work with and even
helping with non-band related wedding issues. We were amazed that when the
band finished at 12:30 AM, not only were 95% of our guests still there, but
everyone was on the dance floor and no one wanted to leave. Many people
commented that they had never seen so many people dance at a wedding and
that you were the best band they had ever seen. We have to agree. While we
definitely busted our budget a bit on the band, the Joe Sharino Band MADE
our wedding. It was worth every penny."
Dana and Howard, Silverstein/Bloom Wedding, Aug. 2001
"You were outstanding at our wedding. In fact, you have received rave reviews! Our guests
could not have been more pleased with the music, the band, and the atomosphere of
enthusiasm that you created for the dance floor. Everyone danced and really enjoyed the
night. Thank you again!
Ashley and Brady Sebok, Aug. 2001
"We originally saw your group perform at a friend's wedding and the thing that struck us
the most was that people of all ages were dancing and enjoying the music. As you know,
that's probably the thing every bride and groom want to make sure of most and it was surely
true at our wedding
also. It seemed as if everyone was on the dance floor the entire time you were playing.
The musicianship and vocals were great. You were extremly accomodating and easy to work
even when we changed our first dance song at the last minute! I received a ton of
positive comments about the last song where you had us dancing in a circle to New York,
New York. I would absolutely recommmend your band to anyone who wants to have a great
wedding and know for sure that the music is in good hands."
Bo and Patty Hoban, July 2001
"The band sounded and looked great. They were are also very professional and a pleasure to work with.
Every one of our guests had nothing but good things to say. Everyone had a great time. Some even mentioned that
they were sore the next morning from dancing so much! The song selection was great. There was a wide variety so
that everyone from grandchildren to grandparents were able to hear their favorite tunes.
Joe and the band were very upbeat and kept the guests dancing all night. There was never a moment that the dance floor
was empty. Joe and the band were very easy to work with. Joe returned emails and calls promptly. He also had lots of
great suggestions when helping us plan the flow of events at the reception. Many of the things we would not have
thought about if Joe had not mentioned them.
Everyone had a great time at our reception and cannot stop talking about how much fun they had.
If you are looking to throw a memorable event you definitely need to hire the Joe Sharino Band.
Joe, thanks again to you and your band. Our wedding reception would not have been as big a success had we not had
such a wonderful band. Thanks again."
Scott & Lara O'Brien, July 2001
"Our wedding was a perfect affair due to your band's amazing performance! We
expected to have fun, but you provided a customized elegance, even learning
and performing our favorite song. Your group reached a multi-generational
audience and had us all dancing; we couldn't be happier with the occasion!
To those searching for more than just a wedding band, we looked into many
groups and eventually went to see the Joe Sharino band play in front of a
benefit concert to 10,000 where they absolutely rocked. They have both a
comprehensive list of songs, and have the flexibility to accommodate with
personal requests. Our guests universally agreed that the music was phenomenal. Joe helped
us organize our choices and selections and provided background music during
hors d'oeuvres and dinner.
We are ever grateful for the excellent entertainment provided by Joe and the
band; honestly, having been to many excellent weddings in the
San Francisco Bay Area, we feel lucky to have found what we consider to be
the best band....
With much thanks and gratitude,"
Jay and Ann Strain, July 2001
"You made the planning of Amanda's wedding very easy in regard to the communications we had with you
and your willingness to work with her on the various songs she wanted you to play. Our friends
are still talking about the great time they had at the reception and it has been three
months since the wedding! Your interaction with the audience was great and one of
the comments we have heard from everyone was that the dance floor was never empty and
always full of energy. Thanks again for making Amanda and Mark's wedding a memory
that will last forever!"
Bob and Joan Hill, July 2001
"We have heard from countless numbers of
people telling us how great you guys were! Everybody loved your style, your music choices,
and your interaction with the crowd. Diana and I are so glad that
so many people had fun, and you and your band were huge contributors to that feeling.
You guys were very flexible, and were able to easily adjust to our schedule.
That was very much appreciated.
Your music selections were very good for a large group, with lots of variety. There was
something for everyone. We especially enjoyed your guitarist and sax player coming out into
the crowd for some solos. It truly made the performance special.
I would tell anyone that was planning a wedding to check your schedule first, so they can be
sure to get you on board!
Hopefully, we will meet again. Thanks again for being such a great bunch of guys!"
Mark and Diana Gill,
"We wanted to thank you for playing at our wedding. You were obviously a big hit by
the fact we had to drag the guests off the dance floor! Everyone couldn't stop talking about how
much fun they all had. Mark and I had a blast and we thank you again!"
Amanda and Mark Hill - July, 2001
"The Joe Sharino Band was absolutely fantastic. All our guests commented on
how great the music was. I've never seen a fuller dance floor at any other
wedding. Joe was also very professional to work with. He eased all my
fears and assured me that he would take care of the logistics and make sure
things would run smoothly. Thank you to Joe and his band members!"
Maggie Nguyen Rakow - July, 2001
"Thank you again for the great show. Your performance was amazing and all of our friends and
family were amazed by how much fun you were. The energy level you guys were able to maintain
was outstanding--you truly kept everyone dancing all night long. And your song selection
included something for everyone, from classics to contemporary hits. We have some great
pictures of our friends up on stage singing along with the band, and it was great how well
you interacted with our guests -- joking and laughing and getting people to sing out loud.
The Joe Sharino Band will always be at the top of our list if we're ever asked for a
recommendation of a great party band. Meg and I would definitely hire you again! Thanks for
coming all the way up to Tahoe for us."
Paul Raymore, August 2000
"We have continued to receive compliment after compliment about your band's performance at our reception! We
can't thank you enough! Everyone, both young and old,
felt you had tailored the evening especially to them.
A close friend said "that band had me dancing like a fool all night!" Others told us
that they kept trying to sneak away for a break or a visit to the bar, only to be lured right back onto the
dance floor by some infectious tune. Loved your sax player leading the conga line through the Ahwahnee Hotel! Jenn's father always
says, "That band was fantastic!". You've got the right mix of class, professionalism and fun."
Mike and Jen Turco, Sept. 2000
"The Joe Sharino Band did an outstanding job at Tom and my wedding. The pace and choice of
music were excellent. We continue to have comments from friends about our wedding such as:
"It was the best wedding I've ever been to.", "The band was excellent.", "I love Joe Sharino".
Joe and the band were extremely accomodating in helping us set up a successful wedding and
advised us on how to keep the party moving. The band's enthusiasm is contagious! Thanks again!"
Lisa Specht, July 2000
"You and your band made our wedding! Your timing with the "spotlight dances" and choice of
music were perfect. Everyone at the wedding was on the dance floor (I have the pictures to prove
it!). Guests were asking me, "Where did you find this band?!" I especially want to thank you for
your patience and help with the planning process. All of your suggestions were right on. I could
never have done it without you. I would recommend you and your band to anyone who wants to
have a blast at their own wedding!"
Amy Garrett, May 2000
"Great job! You couldn't see the dancefloor at our wedding once the whole night! The thing we
really liked about the band was that they can do anything from Sinatra to Van Halen, the variety
of music was fabulous! Joe's a great entertainer, he engaged the crowd and kept everyone coming
back for more. The entire experience was a pleasurable one, and we would hire the Joe Sharino
Band again in a heartbeat! Thanks guys!"
Mark & Lisa Rossi, May 2000
"The Joe Sharino Band came highly recommended. We saw them play "live". We heard our favorite tunes
and we were suddenly part of a sea of people on the dance floor. We knew then that they were the
right band for us! With 250 people at our wedding, they played just about every song that someone
wanted to hear throughout the evening. The dance floor was never bare. Now, months later, I'm still
hearing that our wedding was a hoot and that the band was awesome! This came from people of all
ages. Exactly what we wanted!"
Janise and Craig Taylor, March 2000
"You may not remember us, but we will never forget you! Your band was absolutely fabulous! I
couldn't get off the dance floor. Thank you so much for bringing such fun and liveliness to our
wedding. We especially appreciated you learning our songs. What a wonderful way to start a marriage!"
Chris & Amy Ledger ~ October 1999
"Thank you for being such a big part of the success of our wedding reception. We've received
so much positive feedback about how much people enjoyed you and your band! From young to
middle aged to old, everyone had a blast and there seemed to be something for everyone! Every
time I looked up to where people were supposed to be sitting, there was no one because they
were all on the dance floor! We really enjoyed how the sax player came down on the dance floor
and played, too. It was great how you personalized the whole night. The band really seemed to
get into the crowd and vice versa! Thanks again!"
Rob Stewart ~ July 1999
"You are the very best! I wish we had more kids, I'd have you play at their weddings! It couldn't
have gone any better and you made it so easy with your help in the planning and scheduling. Our
friends all said it was the best wedding they've ever attended. Thanks again."
Lindsey Carpenter ~ August 1999
"Thank you so much for playing our wedding. Once you started playing, everyone just danced
until the hotel made us all leave! I was really amazing at the depth of songs to choose from in
working with you. Everything from the first moment we contacted you was professional and trouble
free. It is too bad getting married is once in a life time because we would love to do it again.
How about the anniversary party?! Again, thank you so much!"
Peter and Oksana Gerwe, August 1999
"Thank you very much, excellent job! All our guests had a wonderful time dancing and we have
the photos to prove it! I really appreciated your returning calls promptly and all your suggestions
regarding the order of events. We feel extremely fortunate to have had you as the band at our
wedding. We would have no reservations in recommending you and your band to our family and friends."
Neeraj Kochar MD & Stephanie Kochar MD ~ August 1999
"The Joe Sharino Band is AMAZING. We chose the band based on their tape and the positive
recommendations...best choice we've ever made! He completed our wedding in a way we never
imagined. Everyone danced; people of all ages. The music was perfect."
Ashley & David Watts ~ March 1999
"It was great! Everyone loved it from children to my mom and dad who are 70 years old. Our
family and friends were very impressed. They are still talking about the great time they had
and how good the Joe Sharino Band was! We enthusiastically recommend the Joe Sharino Band for
a really fun time and a memorable celebration."
Dr. & Mrs. Ted Bowers ~ May 1999
"You guys are without a doubt the hottest sound happening when it comes to having a great
celebration! You rocked the house! Our wedding would not have been the same without the Joe
Sharino Band. Thanks for helping to give us a day we will never forget!"
Tom & Katherine Borchard ~ June 1999
"You made our wedding with your fantastic band! Everyone danced and loved the music! You
tailored the event perfectly! You are incredibly talented and we will never forget what a
great job you did!"
Michelle & Matt Miller
"Everyone's still talking... not about the food, the ceremony or my dress... about your band!
Special thanks to the sax guy who played solos out on the dance floor and on a table! Great job!"
Maureen McEvoy Williams
"The comments keep pouring in about your band's great singing and the way you got us all involved!"
Ken & Tina Churich
"You guys were so great at Amy's wedding. I had lots of people tell me that the music really
made the wedding. I sure had a great time and I'm sure everyone the did too. Please pass on my
thanks to all the band members and also your crew. I have 3 more children to marry off so
someday we will do business together again!"
"I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate all your efforts for our wedding. Your
patience and understanding with me during the planning months definitely paid off because
everything turned out perfectly. I couldn't have asked for a better evening. And we definitely
couldn't have pulled it off without your amazing ability to get the crowd going. Ron and I can't
thank you enough."
"Without question, your band's versatility was the biggest hit of the party. Everyone had a
marvelous time, nobody left, and people are still telling stories today. We have been told that
several neighbors ended up having their own parties outside dancing to the music. Without
hesitation, I would recommend "The Joe Sharino Band" for any type of event, especially a
wedding. I hope to see you this year."
Murlan C. Fowell ~ Director Of Operations - San Francisco 49ers
"What a great time we all had at Jana and Pat's reception. You and the band were terrific. You
have a wonderfull reputation and it is rightly deserved. So many people came to me and said the
band was fabulous. You were!! Thanks so much for being a part of our PERFECT day."
"Great job! Thanks for being so adaptable to our requests and schedule... and no one left early!"
Gerry & Joe Matusich
"Thank you and your band for the wonderful job you did at our wedding! We've received so
many compliments - everyone loved you! We'll definitely recommend you!"
Jana & Pat Sweetman
"Excellent job at Michelle's wedding! Your professionalism was most appreciated."
"Thanks for making our reception so special and memorable and special with your excellent
music and voices. Thank you for putting the extra touches into your performance like going
into the crowd and accomodating our special songs!
Jennay & Kevin Gunderson
"Thanks much for your excellent performance at the wedding! Everyone was impressed. I
personally had many people tell me that your band was the best they have ever heard."